Marvel Month to Month Sales Charts: October 2014 Variations on Variant Themes

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By Jason Enright

Hello Sales Chart Analyzers! In October, there were a lot of books. So to start, let’s break down the numbers a bit.

84 books in total
8 double shipped books (plus 3 series that shipped more than twice this month)
5 X-Men books (7 if you count X-Factor and X-Force)
5 Avengers books (6 if you count the Ultimates)
2 Annuals
1 Original Sin Tie-In book
10 Axis and Axis Tie-in Books
7 Death of Wolverine and Death of Wolverine Tie-in books

5 titles over 100,000 copies
3 titles between 75,000 and 100,000 copies
11 titles between 50,000 and 75,000 copies
37 titles between 25,000 and 50,000 copies
28 titles under 25,000
1 $5.99 book
10 $4.99 books
69 $3.99 books
1 $3.50 book
3 $2.99 books

An interesting trend to look at this month is how variant numbers affect the sales. Several titles benefitted from being included in one or more of Marvel’s themed variant programs this month. In October, Marvel had 3 variant themes, the Anti-Bullying variants, Deadpool 75th anniversary variants and Hasbro toy variants. Many of these issues were in the middle of an arc and normally would have suffered standard attrition of -1 to -3%, but due to these variant programs they got a nice +3 to +5% sales boost. Variants are one of many incentive programs that companies use to boost sales. Recently Marvel and DC have been doing these themed variants across multiple books and they definitely seem to be working. Whether or not, they are actually good for comic sales in the long term is another question entirely. What do you think of variants? Let’s discuss it in the comments below. For now let’s dive into the numbers.

Thanks as always to ICV2.com and Milton Griepp for their permission to use these figures.

2, 4. WOLVERINE
10/04  Wolverine v3 #21 –  83,506
10/09  Wolverine v3 #79 -  60,040
10/11  Wolverine v4 #17 -  39,405	 
10/12  Wolverine #315	 -  38,557	 
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10/13  Wolverine v5 #10 -  34,651 ( -3.5%)
11/13  Wolverine v5 #11 -  35,394 ( +2.1%)
12/13  Wolverine v5 #12 -  32,274 ( -8.8%)
01/14  Wolverine v5 #13 -  31,164 ( -3.4%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #1  -  88,923 (185.3%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #2  -  47,339 (-46.8%)
03/14  Wolverine v6 #3  -  40,735 (-14.0%)
04/14  Wolverine v6 #4  -  37,732 ( -7.4%)
04/14  Wolverine v6 #5  -  37,563 ( -0.4%)
05/14  Wolverine v6 #6  -  35,571 ( -5.3%)
05/14  Wolverine v6 #7  -  35,039 ( -1.5%)
06/14  Wolverine v6 #8  -  40,491 ( 15.6%)
06/14  Wolverine v6 #9  -  32,333 (  4.5%)
07/14  Wolverine v6 #10 -  47,813 ( 12.9%)
08/14  Wolverine v6 #11 -  49,181 (  2.9%)
08/14  Wolverine v6 #12 -  50,570 (  2.8%)
09/14  Death of Wolv #1 – 261,975 (418.0%)[7,067]
09/14  Death of Wolv #2 - 129,999 (-50.4%)[13,885]
10/14  Death of Wolv #3 – 141,567 (  8.9%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #4 - 165,582 ( 17.0%)
---
6 mnth  ( 340.8%)
1 year  ( 377.9%)
2 year  ( 329.0%)
3 year  ( 320.2%)
5 year  ( 175.8%)
10 year (  98.3%)

Death of Wolverine ends very strong. The idea of killing main characters may be a gimmick but this event was well done. Now let’s start the timer for how long until he comes back, and further down the list we’ll take a look at some of the many Death of Wolverine tie-ins.

3. THOR
10/04  Thor v2 #85  -  49,321
10/11  Thor v4 #7   -  44,017  
10/12  Thor v4 #22  -  35,328 
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10/13  Thor v5 #14 -  46,008  ( -4.2%)
11/13  Thor v5 #15 -  41,259  (-10.3%)
12/13  Thor v5 #16 -  39,597  ( -4.0%)
01/14  Thor v5 #17 -  38,913  ( -1.7%)
01/14  Thor v5 #18 -  38,190  ( -1.9%)
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42,034  ( 10.1%)
03/14  Thor v5 #20 –  37,895  ( -9.8%)
04/14  Thor v5 #21 –  38,055  (  0.4%)
05/14  Thor v5 #22 –  36,945  ( -2.9%)
06/14  Thor v5 #23 –  36,540  ( -1.1%)
07/14  Thor v5 #24 –  38,330  (  4.9%)
08/14  ---
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
09/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
---
6 mnth  ( 296.4%)
1 year  ( 227.9%)
2 year  ( 327.0%)
3 year  ( 242.7%)
10 year ( 205.9%)

The new Thor get a huge issue 1 boost. The next few months will be very telling however. If it has a normal issue 2 drop, of 40 to 50% next month then it will still be selling around 90k copies which is a very nice improvement on the 35k to 40k that Thor had been selling. Recent Marvel relaunches have quickly fallen back to their previous numbers, so with Thor the question will be how long can hold it onto this sales boost.

5, 10, 11, 34. AXIS/UNCANNY AVENGERS
10/12  Uncanny Avengers #1  -  303,722
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10/13  Uncanny Avengers #13 -  60,597  (-17.4%)
11/13  Uncanny Avengers #14 -  60,750  (  0.3%)
12/13  Uncanny Avengers #15 -  57,035  ( -6.1%)
01/14  Uncanny Avengers #16 -  54,670  ( -4.1%)
02/14  Uncanny Avengers #17 –  53,181  ( -2.7%)
03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
04/14  Uncanny Avengers #19 –  52,381  (-17.5%)
05/14  Uncanny Avengers #20 –  51,886  ( -0.9%)
06/14  Uncanny Avengers #21 –  49,762  ( -4.1%)
07/14  Uncanny Avengers #22 –  50,253  (  1.0%)
08/14  Uncanny Avengers #23 –  50,974  (  1.4%)
09/14  Uncanny Avengers #24 –  49,469  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #2 –  87,964  (-36.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #3 –  84,708  ( -3.7%)
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6 mnth  (  61.7%)
1 year  (  39.8%)
2 year  ( -72.0%)

Axis #1 compared to other Marvel events first issues.

05/06 Civil War #1 – 260,706 (-43.6%)
04/08 Secret Invasion #1 – 250,213 (-41.2%)
01/10 Siege #1 – 108,484 ( 36.0%)
04/11 Fear Itself #1 – 128,595 ( 14.3%)
03/12 Av vs. X-Men #1 – 203,181 (-27.6%)
03/13 Age of Ultron #1 – 174,952 (-16.0%)
08/13 Infinity #1 – 205,819 (-28.6%)
05/14 Original Sin #1 – 147,045 ( -5.5%)
10/14 AXIS #1 – 138,966

I chose to list AXIS with Uncanny Avengers because it was originally conceived as just the next Uncanny Avengers story arc, but has grown into a line-wide event. I wanted the comparison to show how big of a sales boost it gets as an event. Nice big boost for Uncanny Avengers.

However, I also wanted to show a comparison to launches of other events from the last 8 years. This list is because people often talk of event fatigue. As you can see the events this year are definitely not selling as well as previously events. AXIS is marketed as Avengers & X-Men: AXIS for a reason. Marvel was hoping it would sell like AVX did. It is not doing that well. Perhaps that is due to event fatigue. Original Sin and Death of Wolverine just ended. Spider-Verse is happening at the same time. There are a lot of Marvel’s books competing with each other for customer’s money and AXIS’s sales seem to be suffering because of it.

7, 8. Amazing SPIDER-MAN
10/04  Am Spi #513  –  89,530
10/09  Am Spi #609  -	61,139
10/11  Am Spi #672  -	57,860
10/12  Am Spi #696  -  57,950
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10/13  Superior #19 -  83,671  (  +4.4%)
10/13  Superior #20 -  85,309  (  +2.0%)
11/13  Superior #21 -  74,940  ( -12.2%)
11/13  Superior #22 -  81,250  (  +8.4%)
12/13  Superior #23 -  77,105  (  -5.1%)
12/13  Superior #24 -  76,131  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Superior #25 -  77,311  (   1.5%)
01/14  Superior #26 -  72,591  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Supr #27.Now -  86,405  (  19.0%)
02/14  Superior #28 -  75,477  ( -12.6%)
03/14  Superior #29 -  76,568  (   1.4%)
03/14  Superior #30 -  75,431  (  -1.5%)
04/14  Superior #31 – 135,484  (  79.6%)[13,234]
04/14  Amazing v3 #1- 532,586  ( 293.1%)[23,871]
05/14  Amazing v3 #2- 123,945  ( -76.7%)
06/14  Amazing v3 #3- 109,029  ( -12.0%)
07/14  Amazing v3 #4- 117,917  (   8.2%)O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Amazing v3 #5- 101,655  ( -13.8%)O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Amazing v3 #6-  93,564  (  -8.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #7- 116,051  (  24.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #8-  99,549  ( -14.2%)
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6 mnth  ( -81.3%)
1 year  (  16.7%)
2 year  (  72.0%)
3 year  (  72.1%)
5 year  (  62.8%)
10 year (  11.2%)

Spider-Verse hasn’t officially started yet, but these two issues are Edge of Spider-verse titles which is basically the build up to Spider-verse proper. They also both had variant covers and both featured prominent guest stars (Ms. Marvel in #7 and Mayday Parker aka Spider-Girl in issue 8). All of this conspired to give these issues nice big boosts. It is going to be a good couple months for Spider-Man sales.

14. CAPTAIN AMERICA
10/04  Captain America v4 #32  - 37,274  
10/12  Captain America v6 #19  - 40,205  
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10/13  Captain America v7 #12 - 38,684  (  +0.4%)
11/13  Captain America v7 #13 - 36,147  (  -6.6%)
12/13  Captain America v7 #14 - 34,532  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Captain America v7 #15 - 33,433  (  -3.2%)
02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
02/14  Captain America v7 #17 – 33,312  (  -8.8%)
03/14  Captain America v7 #18 – 33,642  (   1.0%)
04/14  Captain America v7 #19 – 34,420  (   2.3%)
05/14  Captain America v7 #20 – 30,341  (  -9.3%)
06/14  Captain America v7 #21 – 30,427  (   0.3%)
07/14  Captain America v7 #22 – 34,563  (  13.6%)
08/14  Captain America v7 #23 – 30,927  ( -10.5%)
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( 115.5%)
1 Year  (  91.8%)
2 Year  (  85.0%)
10 Year (  99.0%)

Captain America gets a really nice boost for the final issue of the current run which is also the issue that debuts the new Captain America. Next month we get to see if the new Captain America #1 can sell as well as the new Thor did this month.

15. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN LEGACY
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #1 -  71,532  
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #2 -  48,795  ( -31.8%)
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #3 -  47,265  (  -3.9%)

The Logan Legacy is a 5 issue mini-series with different teams taking on different characters important to Logan’s life and changed by his death. Issue 1 seems to do very well and then issue 2 saw an expected drop, and issue 3 seems to have leveled out. Still as an extra book tying into the Death of Wolverine, this is doing quite well for them. It will be interesting though to see how much money they can squeeze out of Wolverine’s death and if these tie-in series can do a good job of setting up their new series Wolverines.

20. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
10/09  Guardians v2 #19 -  23,583
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10/13  Guardians v3 #7  -  68,647  (  -0.6%)
10/13  Guardians v3 #8  -  63,494  (  -7.5%)
11/13  ---
12/13  Guardians v3 #9  -  57,665  (  -9.2%)
12/13  Guardians v3 #10 -  53,527  (  -7.2%)
01/14  Guardian #11.NOW -  61,111  (  14.7%)
02/14  Guardians v3 #12 -  55,454  (  -9.3%)
03/14  Guardians v3 #13 -  56,764  (   2.4%)
04/14  Guardians v3 #14 -  53,976  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Guardians v3 #15 -  54,332  (   0.7%)
06/14  Guardians v3 #16 -  54,827  (   0.9%)
07/14  Guardians v3 #17 -  62,986  (  14.9%)
08/14  Guardians v3 #18 -  60,657  (  -3.7%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Guardians v3 #19 -  55,891  (  -7.9%) O.S. Tie-In
10/14  Guardians v3 #20 -  61,072  (   9.3%)
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6 mnth  (   13.1%)
1 year  (   -3.8%)
5 year  (  159.0%)

Guardians #20 had two variants this month and got a nice sales boost putting it back over 60k.

21. ALL-NEW X-MEN
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10/13  All-New X-Men #17 -  82,843  ( -1.6%)
11/13  All-New X-Men #18 -  82,365  ( -0.6%)
11/13  All-New X-Men #19 -  71,044  (-13.7%)
12/13  All-New X-Men #20 -  68,189  ( -4.0%)
01/14  All-New X-Men #21 -  62,876  ( -7.8%)
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
02/14  All-New X-Men #23 -  64,625  (-15.6%)
03/14  All-New X-Men #24 -  63,739  ( -1.4%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #25 -  63,827  (  0.1%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #26 -  58,918  ( -7.7%)
05/14  All-New X-Men #27 -  62,269  (  5.7%)
06/14  All-New X-Men #28 -  57,135  ( -8.2%)
07/14  All-New X-Men #29 -  58,817  (  2.9%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #30 -  54,882  ( -6.7%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #31 -  58,535  (  6.7%)
09/14  All-New X-Men #32 -  54,654  ( -6.6%)
10/14  All-New X-Men #33 -  60,032  (  9.8%)
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6 mnth  (   1.9%)
1 year  ( -27.5%)

All-new X-men gets a nice sales boost mid-storyline likely due to the Stomp Out Bullying and Hasbro toy variants.

22. Guardians 3000
10/14  Guardians 3000 #1  -  58,574  (---)

Guardians 3000 starts at a very respectable number only a few thousand below the main Guardians book. However, the size of issue 2 and 3 drops is always a much stronger measure of interest in the series than a new issue 1. If issue 2 sells over 35k next month, then this book may be doing very well.

23. UNCANNY X-MEN
10/04  Uncanny X-Men #451   –  97,405
10/09  Uncanny X-Men #516   –  73,871
10/11  Uncanny X-Men #544   -  60,212
10/12  Uncanny X-Men v2 #20 -  65,981
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10/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #13 -  75,202  (  -2.1%)
11/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #14 -  65,655  ( -12.7%)
12/13  Uncanny #15.INH      -  62,692  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #16 -  58,676  (  -6.4%)
02/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #17 –  56,163  (  -4.3%)
03/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #18 -  54,902  (  -2.2%)
03/14  U X-Men #19.NOW      -  64,514  (  17.5%)
04/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #20 -  55,359  ( -14.2%)
05/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #21 -  54,747  (  -1.1%)
06/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #22 -  52,731  (  -3.7%)
07/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #23 -  55,738  (   5.7%)
07/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #24 -  53,677  (   5.7%)[5,627]O.S. Tie-In
08/14  ---
09/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #25 -  58,062  (   8.2%)
09/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #26 -  51,862  ( -10.7%)
10/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #27 -  57,908  (  11.7%)
---
6 mnth  (   4.6%)
1 year  ( -23.0%)
2 year  ( -12.0%)
3 year  (  -3.8%)
5 year  ( -21.6%)
10 year ( -40.5%)

Uncanny X-Men is another series seeing a nice boost this month because of the Deadpool and Hasbro variants. It will be interesting to see if any of these top tier books get shaken up by the events of Axis when it ends in January.

24. ROCKET RACCOON
07/14  Rocket Raccoon #1  -  293,913  ( --- )[7,738]
08/14  Rocket Raccoon #2  -   56,597  (-80.7%)
09/14  Rocket Raccoon #3  -   52,288  ( -7.6%)
10/14  Rocket Raccoon #4  -   57,830  ( 10.6%)

Rocket Raccoon gets a nice boost for its 4th issue which is likely due to having 3 variants.

26. AVENGERS
10/11  Avengers v4 #17 –  61,492
10/12  Avengers v4 #31 -  62,495
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10/13  Avengers v5 #21 -  71,751  (  -3.5%)
10/13  Avengers v5 #22 -  70,735  (  -1.4%)
11/13  Avengers v5 #23 -  66,501  (  -6.0%)
12/13  Avengers#24.NOW - 127,466  ( +91.7%)
01/14  Avengers v5 #25 -  65,591  ( -48.5%)
02/14  Avengers v5 #26 –  59,775  (  -8.9%)
03/14  Avengers v5 #27 -  53,966  (  -9.7%)
04/14  Avengers v5 #28 -  52,808  (  -2.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #29 -  58,661  (  11.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #30 -  57,099  (  -2.7%)
06/14  Avengers v5 #31 -  53,933  (  -5.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #32 -  56,595  (   4.9%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #33 -  51,874  (  -8.3%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Avengers v5 #34 -  54,413  (   4.9%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Avenge v5 #34.1 -  45,942  ( -15.6%) 
09/14  Avengers v5 #35 -  50,629  (  10.2%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #36 -  56,771  (  12.1%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #37 -  49,430  ( -12.9%) 
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6 mnth  (  -6.4%)
1 year  ( -30.1%)
2 year  ( -21.0%)
3 year  ( -19.6%)

The Time Runs Out story arc has provided some ups and downs for the last few issues’ sales. So even though issue 37 is down 9even with some variants), it is still higher than this series’ lowest point of 45k. This 8-month time jump hasn’t clearly hurt or helped the series, it is just staying close to 50k.

37, 45. Edge of Spider-Verse
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #1  - 59,237 
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #2  - 54,415  (-8.1%)
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #3  - 51,530  (-5.3%)
10/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #4  - 48,877  (-5.1%)
10/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #5  - 52,596  ( 7.6%)

Edge of Spider-Verse was a very successful mini-series for Marvel. Several of these books have been announced for second prints while one of this series’ new characters, Spider-Gwen, is going to be getting her own series in 2015.

41. Original Sin Annual
10/14  Original Sin Annual #1  -  52,105  (---)

I don’t understand how an event mini-series that didn’t last a year can qualify for an overpriced annual but as long as stores continue to order 50k copies of it, then Marvel will continue to make it.

47. DEADPOOL vs.
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #1 – 57,275 [4,497]
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #2 – 49,374  (-13.8%)[2,757]
05/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #3 – 46,688  ( -5.4%)
06/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #4 – 47,228  (  1.2%)
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #1 - 54,762  ( --- )
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #2 - 45,047  (-17.7%)
08/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #3 - 38,471  (-14.6%)
09/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #4 – 35,748  ( -7.1%)
09/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #0 – 42,960  ( 20.2%)
10/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #1 – 47,983  ( 11.7%)
---
6 Mnth ( -16.2%)

Deadpool crossovers continue to make lots of money for Marvel.

48. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: DEADPOOL & CAPTAIN AMERICA
10/14  DoW: Deadpool & Cap #1 -  47,956  

A single issue Death of Wolverine tie-in starring Deadpool and Captain America priced at $4.99

50. BUCKY BARNES: WINTER SOLDIER
10/14  BB: Winter Solder #1 -  47,471  

Commenting on issue 1s is tough. On the one hand this series sold better than all previous Winter Soldier series, but on the other recent series that debuted at this level have now dropped below 30k and are on their way to 20k. The next two months will be very telling. If issue 2 stays above 30k, then it will likely have healthy staying power. If it drops 40% to 28k, then it might be in trouble. Stay tuned.

52. DEADPOOL
10/09 Deadpool v3 #16 - 46,260  
10/11 Deadpool v3 #45 - 27,552 
10/12 Deadpool v3 #63 - 29,049 
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10/13 Deadpool v4 #18 - 47,096 ( +3.9%)
11/13 Deadpool v4 #19 - 44,184 ( -6.2%)
12/13 Deadpool v4 #20 - 43,653 ( -1.2%)
12/13 Deadpool v4 #21 - 43,066 ( -1.3%)
01/14 Deadpool v4 #22 - 41,765 ( -3.0%)
02/14 Deadpool v4 #23 - 41,204 ( -1.3%)
02/14 Deadpool v4 #24 - 41,130 ( -0.2%)
03/14 D'pool #25.NOW  - 48,775 ( 18.6%)
03/14 Deadpool v4 #26 - 44,141 ( -9.5%)
04/14 Deadpool v4 #27 - 62,037 ( 40.5%)[1,992]
05/14 Deadpool v4 #28 - 45,858 ( 26.1%)
05/14 Deadpool v4 #29 - 52,403 ( 14.3%)O.S. Tie-In
06/14 Deadpool v4 #30 - 54,072 ( 14.3%)O.S. Tie-In
07/14 Deadpool v4 #31 - 49,930 ( -7.7%)O.S. Tie-In
07/14 Deadpool v4 #32 - 46,829 ( -6.2%)O.S. Tie-In
08/14 Deadpool v4 #33 - 50,023 (  6.8%)O.S. Tie-In
09/14 Deadpool v4 #34 - 58,034 ( 16.0%) 
09/14 Deadpool v4 #35 - 43,554 (-25.0%) 
10/14 Deadpool v4 #36 - 46,600 (  7.0%)Axis Tie-In
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6 mnth  ( -24.9%)
1 year  (  -1.1%)
2 year  (  60.0%)
3 year  (  69.1%)
5 year  (   0.7%)

Deadpool gets a nice little 7% boost this month as it ties into Axis and has a 75th anniversary variant cover. Deadpool continues to be a monetary powerhouse for Marvel.

56. DEATHLOK
10/14  Deathlok #1 -  43,991  

Another issue 1 with promising numbers, but if Deathlok gets the normal 40% drop it will be at 26k. Next month, look to see if there are issue 1 re-orders and how big the drop will be. A few thousand re-orders and a 30% drop would put this in a healthy place.

59. NEW AVENGERS
10/09  New Avengers v1 #58 -  76,610  
10/11  New Avengers v2 #17 -  55,732  
10/12  New Avengers v2 #31 -  53,456  
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10/13  New Avengers v3 #11 -  63,231  (  4.2%)
11/13  New Avengers v3 #12 -  58,807  ( -7.0%)
12/13  N Avengers #13.INH  -  56,624  ( -3.7%)
01/14  ---
02/14  New Avengers v3 #14 -  50,668  (-10.5%)
03/14  New Avengers v3 #15 -  47,178  ( -6.9%)
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (  0.0%)
04/14  New Avengers v3 #17 -  45,885  ( -5.8%)
05/14  New Avengers v3 #18 -  43,668  ( -4.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #19 -  41,989  ( -3.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #20 -  43,962  ( -0.1%)
07/14  New Avengers v3 #21 -  42,699  (  1.8%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #22 -  42,797  (  0.2%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #23 -  40,018  ( -6.3%)
09/14  New Avengers v3 #24 -  45,123  (-12.8%)
10/14  New Avengers v3 #25 -  42,979  ( -4.8%)
---
6 mnth  (  -6.3%)
1 year  ( -32.0%)
2 year  ( -20.0%)
3 year  ( -22.9%)
5 year  ( -43.9%)

Last month, New Avengers had a nice boost for the start of the Time Runs Out storyline, and now this month there is a slight drop but the numbers are still higher than before the story arc started so it is still a net positive. This issue did have one variant so that likely also contributed to keeping the sales higher.

61. DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR
10/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #1 -  42,673  

Another Deadpool mini-series set to make Marvel a lot of money.

62, 63. SPIDER-MAN 2099
07/14  Spider-Man 2099 #1  -  90,690  ( --- )[6,461]
08/14  Spider-Man 2099 #2  -  47,512  (-47.6%)
09/14  Spider-Man 2099 #3  -  43,418  ( -8.6%)
10/14  Spider-Man 2099 #4  -  40,755  ( -6.1%)
10/14  Spider-Man 2099 #5  -  40,880  (  0.3%)

Spider-Man 2099 seems to be leveling out and next month gets more involved with Spider-verse which may help boost sales even more.

67. AXIS CARNAGE
10/12  Minimum Carnage Alpha #1 – 41,110
10/13  Superior Carnage #4      – 33,159
---
10/14  AXIS Carnage #1          – 38,548
---
1 year  (  16.3%) 2 Year  (  -6.0%)

The new 3-issue Carnage mini-series that ties into AXIS starts with pretty good sales and in line with the last few Carnage minis.

71. Legendary Star Lord
---
07/14  Star Lord #1 – 78,501
08/14  Star Lord #2 – 37,109 (-52.7%)
09/14  Star Lord #3 – 32,918 (-11.3%)
10/14  Star Lord #4 – 37,123 ( 12.8%)

Star Lord #4 gets a nice sales bump and sells a little bit more than #2 did which is really good at a time when most new series see consistent month to month drops.

78. Thanos: A God Up There Listening
10/14  Thanos #1  -  35,660  ( --- )
10/14  Thanos #2  -  31,564  (-11.5%)
10/14  Thanos #3  -  30,771  ( -2.5%)
10/14  Thanos #4  -  29,699  ( -3.5%)

Thanos is a 4-issue mini-series that sold pretty well and continued the story of Thane, son of Thanos who was introduced in Infinity.

81. HULK
10/09  Incred Hulk    #603 - 49,096
10/11  Incred Hulk v4 #1   – 106,472
10/12  Incred Hulk v4 #15  - 36,091
---
10/13  Indestructible #14  - 40,963  (  -2.0%)
11/13  Indestructible #15  - 37,025  (  -9.6%)
11/13  Indestructible #16  - 35,871  (  -3.1%)
12/13  Hulk #17.INH        - 35,679  (  -0.5%)
01/14  Hulk #18.INH        - 33,056  (  -7.4%)
02/14  Indestructible #19  - 31,192  (  -5.6%)
03/14  Indestructible #20  - 30,042  (  -3.7%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #1          - 73,551  ( 144.8%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #2          - 40,590  ( -44.8%)
05/14  Hulk v3 #3          - 37,639  (  -7.3%)
06/14  Hulk v3 #4          - 35,377  (  -6.0%)
08/14  Hulk v3 #5          - 34,903  (  -1.3%)
09/14  Hulk v3 #6          - 33,032  (  -5.4%)
10/14  Hulk v3 #7          - 35,084  (   6.2%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -52.3%)
1 Year  ( -14.4%)
2 Year  (  -3.0%)
3 Year  ( -67.0%)
5 Year  ( -28.5%)

Hulk gets a nice boost although it is probably do to having several variants.

85. DAREDEVIL
10/04  Daredevil v2 #66 – 53,087
10/04  Daredevil   #501 – 45,154
10/11  Daredevil v3 #4  – 39,413
10/12  Daredevil v3 #18 - 37,228 
---
10/13  Daredevil v3 #32 - 34,957  ( -4.7%)
11/13  Daredevil v3 #33 - 32,966  ( -5.7%)
12/13  Daredevil v3 #34 - 32,331  ( -1.9%)
01/14  Daredevil v3 #35 - 32,067  ( -0.8%)
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)[1,948]
04/14  Daredevil #1.50  - 48,462  (-36.2%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
05/14  Daredevil v4 #3  - 39,316  (-8.2%)
06/14  Daredevil v4 #4  - 37,902  (-3.6%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #5  - 36,825  (-2.8%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #6  - 37,959  ( 3.1%)
07/14  Daredevil  #0.1  - 33,437
08/14  Daredevil v4 #7  - 36,785  (-3.1%)
09/14  Daredevil v4 #8  - 37,739  ( 2.6%)
10/14  Daredevil v4 #9  - 33,996  (-9.9%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -20.6%)
1 Year  (  -2.7%)
2 Year  (  -9.0%)
3 Year  ( -13.7%)
5 Year  ( -24.7%)
10 Year ( -36.0%)

Daredevil sales dip this month with no variants or tie-ins, however this book is generally very stable between 30 and 40k. With no variants or tie-ins planned through January, it will be interesting to see if the ever-stable Daredevil series dips below 30k.

88. MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN
10/04  Ult. Spider-Man v1 #67 –  94,980
10/09  Ult. Spider-Man v2 #3  –  52,781
10/11  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #3  –  52,521
10/12  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #16 -  39,679
---
10/13  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #28 - 31,462  ( -2.3%)
11/13  Cataclysm USM #1 of 3  - 36,541  (+16.1%)
12/13  Cataclysm USM #2 of 3  - 30,293  (-17.1%)
01/14  Cataclysm USM #3 of 3  - 27,650  ( -8.7%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  Ult. Spider-Man #200   - 41,608  ( 50.5%)
05/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #1 - 45,864  ( 10.2%)
06/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #2 - 38,231  (-16.6%)
07/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #3 - 37,240  ( -2.6%)
08/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #4 - 34,836  ( -6.5%)
09/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #5 - 34,140  ( -2.0%)
10/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #6 - 33,057  ( -3.2%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -20.6%)
1 year  (   5.1%)
2 year  ( -17.0%)
3 year  ( -37.1%)
5 year  ( -37.4%)
10 year ( -65.2%)

Sales for Miles are fairly stable still.

89. X-MEN
10/04  X-Men v2 #163 -  88,530  
10/11  X-Men v3 #19  -  40,906  
10/12  X-Men v3 #37  -  31,611  
---
10/13  X-Men v4 #6  -  71,990  (  -1.9%)
11/13  X-Men v4 #7  -  56,968  ( -20.9%)
12/13  X-Men v4 #8  -  53,201  (  -6.6%)
01/14  X-Men v4 #9  -  49,412  (  -7.1%)
02/14  X-M  #10.Now -  52,486  (   6.2%)
02/14  X-Men v4 #11 -  47,498  (  -9.5%)
03/14  X-Men v4 #12 -  44,135  (  -7.1%)
04/14  X-Men v4 #13 -  42,065  (  -4.7%)
05/14  X-Men v4 #14 -  39,499  (  -6.1%)
06/14  X-Men v4 #15 -  38,271  (  -3.1%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #16 -  38,937  (   1.7%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #17 -  36,255  (  -6.9%)
08/14  X-Men v4 #18 -  35,543  (  -2.0%)
09/14  X-Men v4 #19 -  33,737  (  -5.1%)
10/14  X-Men v4 #20 -  33,004  (  -2.2%)
---
6  mnth  ( -21.5%)
1  year  ( -54.2%)
2  year  (   4.0%)
3  year  ( -19.3%)
10 year  ( -62.7%)

Adjectiveless X-men is another fairly stable mid-tier book. Marc Guggenheim is currently writing an arc through December and then G. Willow Wilson takes over for a story arc. It will be interesting to see if rotating creative teams effects sales positively or negatively.

90. AMAZING X-MEN
10/09  Astonishing X-Men #31 -  67,024  
10/11  Astonishing X-Men #43 -  32,620  
10/12  Astonishing X-Men #55 -  29,060  
---
10/13  Astonishing X-Men #68 -  21,023  (  -0.0%)
11/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #1   - 112,337  (+434.4%)
12/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #2   -  60,870  ( -45.8%)
01/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #3   -  51,431  ( -15.5%)
02/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #4   -  48,161  (  -6.4%)
03/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #5   -  46,242  (  -4.0%)
04/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #6   -  45,095  (  -2.5%)
05/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #7   -  42,512  (  -5.7%)
06/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #8   -  41,613  (  -2.1%)
07/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #9   -  40,562  (  -2.5%)
08/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #10  -  36,405  ( -10.2%)
09/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #11  -  34,552  (  -5.1%)
10/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #12  -  32,966  (  -4.6%)
---
6  mnth  ( -26.9%)
1  year  (  56.8%)
2  year  (  13.0%)
3  year  (   1.1%)
5 year   ( -50.8%)

Amazing X-men continues to have little drops each month. With Axis and Secret War on the horizon, this is a book that could benefit from a relaunch or rebranding later in 2015.

91. MS. MARVEL
02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) [15,155]
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%) [3,440]
04/14  Ms. Marvel #3 -  37,140  ( -3.2%)
05/14  Ms. Marvel #4 -  34,839  ( -6.2%)
06/14  Ms. Marvel #5 -  33,795  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Ms. Marvel #6 -  36,041  (  6.6%)
08/14  Ms. Marvel #7 -  32,866  ( -8.8%)
09/14  Ms. Marvel #8 -  32,182  ( -2.1%)
10/14  Ms. Marvel #9 -  32,915  (  2.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -11.4%)

Ms. Marvel sees a boost this month. There was one variant, but still this title is very stable and the trade paperback was #1 on the book list this month. Hard to argue with this book’s success.

92. AXIS REVOLUTIONS
10/14  Axis Revolutions #1 - 32,794

Revolutions is a four-part Axis tie-in mini-series. Sales aren’t great, but aren’t really terrible yet. Still as the main tie-in it is interesting that it is selling so far below the main book.

93. MOON KNIGHT
10/09  Vengeance of MK#2  -  26,477  
10/11  Moon Knight v4 #6  -  27,493  
---
03/14  Moon Knight v5 #1  -  58,022 (  --- ) [7,266]
04/14  Moon Knight v5 #2  -  40,885 (-29.5%) [3,621]
05/14  Moon Knight v5 #3  -  42,607 (  4.2%)
06/14  Moon Knight v5 #4  -  40,348 ( -5.3%)
07/14  Moon Knight v5 #5  -  38,630 ( -4.3%)
08/14  Moon Knight v5 #6  -  37,646 ( -2.5%)
09/14  Moon Knight v5 #7  -  35,630 ( -5.4%)
10/14  Moon Knight v5 #8  -  32,434 ( -9.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (-20.7%)
3 year  ( 18.0%)
5 year  ( 22.5%)

Moon Knight continues to drop and the drops are getting steaper.

95. Magneto
---
03/14  Magneto #1 – 55,337
04/14  Magneto #2 – 35,772  (-35.4%)[2,297]
05/14  Magneto #3 – 35,504  ( -0.7%)
05/14  Magneto #4 – 33,070  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Magneto #5 – 32,837  ( -0.7%)
07/14  Magneto #6 – 32,675  ( -0.5%)
07/14  Magneto #7 – 31,001  ( -5.1%)
08/14  Magneto #8 – 29,727  ( -4.1%)
09/14  Magneto #9 – 31,563  (  6.2%)Axis Tie-in
09/14  Magneto #10– 30,769  ( -2.5%)Axis Tie-in
10/14  Magneto #11– 31,642  (  2.8%)Axis Tie-in
---
6 Mnth  ( -11.5%)

Magneto gets a nice boost as it ties in with Axis.

97. AXIS HOBGOBLIN
10/14  Axis Hobgoblin #1 - 31,243

Hobgoblin is another 3-issue mini-series tying in with Axis. It doesn’t sell as well as Carnage but should do alright for 3 issues.

99. INHUMAN 
04/14  Inhuman #1 - 58,309  
05/14  Inhuman #2 - 41,810 ( -28.3%) 
08/14  Inhuman #3 - 37,159 ( -11.1%) 
08/14  Inhuman #4 - 34,215 (  -7.9%) 
09/14  Inhuman #5 - 32,719 (  -4.4%) 
09/14  Inhuman #6 - 30,761 (  -6.0%) 
10/14  Inhuman #7 - 29,903 (  -2.8%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -48.7%)

Inhuman sales continue to slide slowly downward.

101. PUNISHER
10/04  Punisher v7 #11  – 42,661
10/09  Punisher v8 #10  – 27,151
10/11  Punisher v9 #4   - 25,847
---
10/13  Trial #2 of 2    - 20,143  (-11.0%)
11/13  ---
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  Punisher v10 #1  – 54,558  (   --- )
02/14  Punisher v10 #2  – 31,709  ( -41.9%)
03/14  Punisher v10 #3  – 29,636  (  -5.6%)
04/14  Punisher v10 #4  – 28,435  (  -5.0%)
05/14  Punisher v10 #5  – 27,471  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #6  – 26,606  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #7  – 26,192  (  -1.6%)
07/14  Punisher v10 #8  – 25,957  (  -0.9%)
08/14  Punisher v10 #9  – 25,876  (  -0.3%)
09/14  Punisher v10 #10 – 23,680  (  -8.5%)
10/14  Punisher v10 #11 – 28,710  (  21.2%)
---
6 mnth  (   1.0%)
3 year  ( -11.1%)
5 year  (   5.7%)
10 year ( -32.7%)

Punisher gets a nice sales boost even without variants or tie-ins, which is always nice to see.

102, 103. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
10/11  Wolverine/X-Men #1   - 95,855  
10/12  Wolverine/X-Men #18  - 52,331  
---
10/13  Wolverine/X-Men #37 - 57,434  ( -3.8%)
11/13  Wolverine/X-Men #38 - 39,098  (-31.9%)
12/13  Wolverine/X-Men #39 - 39,063  ( -0.1%)
01/14  Wolverine/X-Men #40 - 36,855  ( -5.7%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #41 – 35,800  ( -2.9%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #42 – 35,392  ( -1.1%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #1  - 54,675  ( 54.5%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #2  - 40,386  (-26.1%)
04/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #3  - 36,407  ( -9.9%)
05/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #4  - 33,521  ( -7.9%)
06/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #5  - 32,511  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #6  - 32,995  (  1.5%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #7  - 30,409  ( -7.8%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #8  - 29,795  ( -2.0%)
09/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #9  - 28,965  ( -2.8%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #10 - 28,108  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #11 - 28,121  (  0.0%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -22.8%)
1 Year  ( -51.0%)
2 Year  ( -46.0%)
3 Year  ( -70.7%)

Wolverine and the X-men is very stable as it deals with the aftermath of Wolverine’s death and gets one month closer to its conclusion.

104. SILVER SURFER
10/04  Silver Surfer v5 #14-  19,287  
---
03/14  Silver Surfer v7 #1 -  64,919  (  --- )[2,757]
04/14  Silver Surfer v7 #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer v7 #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer v7 #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer v7 #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer v7 #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
---
6 Mnth  (-28.3%)
10 year ( 45.4%)

Silver Surfer drops a bit further this month and sinks below the 30k point.

107, 109. FANTASTIC FOUR
10/04  Fantastic Four #519   – 47,923
10/09  Fantastic Four #572   – 41,914
10/12  Fantastic Four #611   - 45,322
---
10/13  Fantastic Four v5 #13 - 31,561  (  +0.4%)
11/13  Fantastic Four v5 #14 - 28,679  (  -9.1%)
12/13  Fantastic Four v5 #15 - 27,610  (  -3.7%)
01/14  Fantastic Four v5 #16 - 28,045  (   1.6%)
02/14  Fantastic Four v6 #1  - 65,775  ( 134.5%)
03/14  Fantastic Four v6 #2  - 37,569  ( -42.9%)
04/14  Fantastic Four v6 #3  - 34,930  (  -7.0%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #4  - 33,263  (  -4.8%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #5  - 33,336  (   0.2%)
06/14  Fantastic Four v6 #6  - 33,177  (  -0.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Fantastic Four v6 #7  - 33,687  (   1.5%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #8  - 30,674  (  -8.9%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #9  - 28,827  (  -6.0%)
09/14  Fantastic Four v6 #10 - 28,118  (  -2.5%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #11 - 26,938  (  -4.2%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #12 - 26,638  (  -1.1%)

---
6 mnth  ( -23.7%)
1 year  ( -15.6%)
2 year  ( -41.0%)
5 year  ( -36.4%)
10 year ( -44.4%)

Fantastic Four drops 2000 copies this month as it double ships again. Should be interesting if sales pick up as this series moves to a conclusion is early 2015.

114. Loki, Agent of Asgard
---
02/14  Loki #1 -  41,921  (  --- )
03/14  Loki #2 -  27,968  ( -33.3%)
04/14  Loki #3 -  27,472  (  -1.8%)[2,269]
05/14  Loki #4 -  26,012  (  -7.0%)
06/14  Loki #5 -  24,794  (  -4.7%)
09/14  Loki #6 -  25,131  (   1.4%)Axis Tie-in
10/14  Loki #7 -  25,430  (   1.2%)Axis Tie-in
---
6 mnth  ( -7.4%)

Loki continues to be very stable as it ties in with Axis.

116. FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL
---
10/14  Fantastic Four Annual #1 – 24,910

The Fantastic Four annual comes in slightly below the main series.

120. BLACK WIDOW
10/04  Black Widow #2  – 30,460
---
01/14  Black Widow #1  - 53,879
01/14  Black Widow #2  - 31,260  ( -42.0%)
02/14  Black Widow #3  – 28,127  ( -10.0%)
03/14  Black Widow #4  – 27,378  (  -2.7%)
04/14  Black Widow #5  – 27,055  (  -1.2%)
05/14  Black Widow #6  – 26,136  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Black Widow #7  – 25,423  (  -2.7%)
07/14  Black Widow #8  – 24,555  (  -3.4%)
08/14  Black Widow #9  – 24,885  (   1.3%)
09/14  Black Widow #10 – 23,687  (  -4.8%)
10/14  Black Widow #11 – 23,922  (   1.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (  -11.6%)
10 Year (  -21.5%)

Black Widow gets a nice little boost this month from a Deadpool variant cover.

123. Nightcrawler
04/14  Nightcrawler #1 – 49,426
05/14  Nightcrawler #2 – 35,356 (-28.5%)
06/14  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,743 (-10.2%)
07/14  Nightcrawler #4 – 27,990 (-11.8%)
08/14  Nightcrawler #5 – 25,627 ( -8.4%)
09/14  Nightcrawler #6 – 23,921 ( -6.7%)
10/14  Nightcrawler #7 – 23,379 ( -2.3%)
---
6 Mnth (-52.7%)

Nightcrawler is relatively stable this month and only loses a few hundred orders this month.

127. NOVA
10/09  Nova v4 #30 - 22,831
---
10/13  Nova v5 #9  - 32,323  (-14.4%)
11/13  Nova v5 #10 - 32,716  ( +1.2%)
12/13  Nova v5 #11 - 27,982  (-14.5%)
01/14  Nova v5 #12 - 25,043  ( -10.5%)
02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
03/14  Nova v5 #15 – 22,996  (  -2.0%)
04/14  Nova v5 #16 – 22,020  (  -4.2%)
05/14  Nova v5 #17 – 21,652  (  -1.7%)
06/14  Nova v5 #18 – 25,875  (  19.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Nova v5 #19 – 24,580  (  -5.0%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Nova v5 #20 – 24,377  (  -0.8%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Nova v5 #21 – 22,338  (  -8.4%)
10/14  Nova v5 #22 – 22,485  (   0.7%) 
---
6 Mnth  (   2.1%)
1 Year  ( -30.4%)
5 Year  (  -1.5%)

Nova gets a slight boost from a Deadpool variant cover this month.

128. ALL-NEW X-FACTOR
10/09 X-Factor #50    - 30,120 
10/11 X-Factor #226   - 23,569  
10/12 X-Factor #245   - 22,364  
---
01/14 X-Factor v4 #1  - 45,727  
01/14 X-Factor v4 #2  - 32,228 (-29.5%)
02/14 X-Factor v4 #3  - 29,915 ( -3.2%)
03/14 X-Factor v4 #4  - 27,337 ( -8.6%)
03/14 X-Factor v4 #5  - 26,656 ( -2.5%)
04/14 X-Factor v4 #6  - 26,029 ( -2.4%)
05/14 X-Factor v4 #7  - 24,873 ( -4.4%)
05/14 X-Factor v4 #8  - 24,283 ( -2.4%)
06/14 X-Factor v4 #9  - 23,720 ( -2.3%)
07/14 X-Factor v4 #10 - 22,563 ( -4.9%)
07/14 X-Factor v4 #11 - 22,428 ( -0.6%)
08/14 X-Factor v4 #12 - 21,352 ( -4.8%)
09/14 X-Factor v4 #13 - 20,615 ( -3.5%)
09/14 X-Factor v4 #14 - 20,820 (  1.0%)
10/14 X-Factor v4 #15 - 22,240 (  6.8%)Axis Tie-In
---
6 Mnth  ( -14.6%)
2 Year  (  -1.0%)
3 Year  (  -5.6%)
5 Year  ( -26.2%)

X-Factor gets a nice boost this month as it ties in with Axis.

131. MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY 
---
10/14  Marvel 75th Anniversary #1 – 21,476

The $6 oversized anniversary special doesn’t bring in great sales numbers.

132. SHE-HULK
10/04  She-Hulk v1  #7  - 25,302
---
02/14  She-Hulk #1      - 41,921  (  --- )[3,270]
03/14  She-Hulk #2      - 26,675  (-36.3%)
04/14  She-Hulk #3      - 27,398  (  2.7%)
05/14  She-Hulk #4      - 25,543  ( -6.8%)
06/14  She-Hulk #5      - 24,736  ( -3.2%)
07/14  She-Hulk #6      - 23,562  ( -3.2%)
08/14  She-Hulk #7      - 22,883  ( -2.9%)
09/14  She-Hulk #8      - 21,349  ( -6.7%)
10/14  She-Hulk #9      - 21,418  (  0.3%)
---
6 Mnth   (-20.0%)
10 Year  (-15.6%)

She-Hulk gets a tiny boost this month. Last month’s solicits revealed that the current volume will end at issue 12. No word yet on whether or not it will get relaunched at some point.

136.  AVENGERS WORLD
01/14  Avengers World #1 - 86,727
01/14  Avengers World #2 - 53,693  (-38.1%)
02/14  Avengers World #3 – 39,999  (-25.5%)
03/14  Avengers World #4 – 34,397  (-14.0%)
04/14  Avengers World #5 – 31,110  ( -9.6%)
05/14  Avengers World #6 – 28,969  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Avengers World #7 – 27,854  ( -3.8%)
06/14  Avengers World #8 – 26,912  ( -3.4%)
07/14  Avengers World #9 – 24,771  ( -8.0%)
07/14  Avengers World #10– 24,196  ( -2.3%)
08/14  Avengers World #11– 23,493  ( -2.9%)
09/14  Avengers World #12– 22,375  ( -4.8%)
09/14  Avengers World #13– 21,599  ( -3.5%)
10/14  Avengers World #14– 21,095  ( -2.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -32.2%)

Avengers World is slowly dying a death of a thousand cuts. Issue 17 solicited for February is going to tie in with Time Runs Out which should help sales.

137. MEN OF WRATH
---
10/14  Men of Wrath #1 – 20,927

Jason Aaron’s Icon book debuted with pretty respectable numbers.

141. CAPTAIN MARVEL
10/09  Ms. Marvel #46        - 25,701  
10/12  Captain Marvel #4     - 28,619  
---
10/13  ---
11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
05/14  Captain Marvel v7 #3  - 26,057 ( -7.0%)
06/14  Captain Marvel v7 #4  - 24,062 ( -7.7%)
07/14  Captain Marvel v7 #5  - 23,666 ( -1.6%)
08/14  Captain Marvel v7 #6  - 21,221 (-10.3%)
09/14  Captain Marvel v7 #7  - 21,022 ( -0.9%)
10/14  Captain Marvel v7 #8  - 20,692 ( -1.6%)
---
6 mnth  ( -26.1%)
2 year  ( -28.0%)
5 year  ( -19.5%)

Captain Marvel drops a bit more this month. It will be interesting to see if sales start to rise now that the movie announcement has been made.

142, 145. X-FORCE
10/04  X-Force v2 #3  - 46,484  
10/09  X-Force v3 #20 - 48,891  
10/11  X-Force v4 #16 - 52,398 
10/12  X-Force v4 #32 - 44,055  
---
10/13  X-Force v5 #12 - 32,559  (-10.0%)
10/13  X-Force v5 #13 - 30,567  ( -6.1%)
11/13  X-Force v5 #14 - 28,885  ( -5.5%)
12/13  X-Force v5 #15 - 27,567  ( -4.6%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #16 - 27,701  (  0.5%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #17 - 27,319  ( -1.4%)
02/14  X-Force v6 #1  - 47,427  ( 73.6%)
03/14  X-Force v6 #2  - 33,079  (-30.3%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #3  - 29,541  (-10.7%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #4  - 28,067  ( -5.0%)
05/14  X-Force v6 #5  - 26,215  ( -6.6%)
06/14  X-Force v6 #6  - 24,358  ( -7.1%)
07/14  X-Force v6 #7  - 23,675  ( -2.8%)
08/14  X-Force v6 #8  - 22,299  ( -5.8%)
09/14  X-Force v6 #9  - 21,263  ( -4.6%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #10 - 20,539  ( -3.4%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #11 - 20,308  ( -1.1%)
---
6 mnth  ( -27.6%)
1 year  ( -33.6%)
2 year  ( -54.0%)
3 year  ( -61.2%)
5 year  ( -58.5%)
10 year ( -56.3%)

X-Force double ships this month and sales are quite stable.

143. THUNDERBOLTS
10/09  Thunderbolts  #137  - 32,389  
10/11  Thunderbolts  #164  - 23,712  
---
10/13  Thunderbolts v2 #16 - 29,334  ( -1.2%)
10/13  Thunderbolts v2 #17 - 28,324  ( -3.4%)
11/13  Thunderbolts v2 #18 - 26,502  ( -6.4%)
12/13  Thunderbolts v2 #19 - 24,959  ( -5.8%)
01/14  Thunderblts #20.NOW - 28,994  ( 16.2%)
01/14  Thunderbolts v2 #21 - 24,293  (-16.2%)
02/14  Thunderbolts v2 #22 – 23,629  ( -2.7%)
03/14  Thunderbolts v2 #23 – 22,701  ( -3.9%)
04/14  Thunderbolts v2 #24 – 22,619  ( -0.4%)
04/14  Thunderbolts v2 #25 – 22,092  ( -2.3%)
05/14  Thunderbolts v2 #26 – 21,771  ( -1.5%)
06/14  Thunderbolts v2 #27 – 21,778  (  0.0%)
07/14  Thunderbolts v2 #28 – 21,652  ( -0.6%)
08/14  Thunderbolts v2 #29 – 21,144  ( -2.3%)
08/14  Thunderbolts v2 #30 – 21,016  ( -0.6%)
09/14  Thunderbolts v2 #31 – 20,591  ( -2.0%)
10/14  Thunderbolts v2 #32 – 20,414  ( -0.9%)
---
6 Mnth  (  -9.7%)
1 Year  ( -27.9%)
3 Year  ( -13.9%)
5 Year  ( -37.0%)

Thunderbolts concludes this month and so far there has been no solicitations for a new series.

147. CYCLOPS
---
05/14  Cyclops #1 – 47,468
06/14  Cyclops #2 – 31,132 ( -34.4%)
07/14  Cyclops #3 – 25,925 ( -16.7%)
08/14  Cyclops #4 – 23,305 ( -16.7%)
09/14  Cyclops #5 – 21,874 (  -6.1%)
10/14  Cyclops #6 – 20,115 (  -8.0%)

Cyclops continues to drop. It is still solicited for February, but I wonder how low it will be allowed to drop.

148. STORM
---
07/14 Storm #1 – 47,566
08/14 Storm #2 – 25,268 (-46.9%)
09/14 Storm #3 – 22,078 (-12.6%)
10/14 Storm #4 – 19,862 (-10.0%)D.O.W. Tie-in

The sales for Storm take another big hit. Issue 8 was solicited for February, but I expect it to end with issue 10 at the end of the second arc in May.

151. SAVAGE HULK
---
06/14  Savage Hulk #1 – 44,177
07/14  Savage Hulk #2 – 31,194 ( -29.4%)
08/14  Savage Hulk #3 – 24,774 ( -20.6%)
09/14  Savage Hulk #4 – 22,875 (  -7.7%)
10/14  Savage Hulk #5 – 19,351 ( -15.4%)

The Hulk anthology series continues to shed sales numbers.

153. SECRET AVENGERS
10/11  Secret Avengers    #18 - 43,280
10/12  Secret Avengers    #32 - 35,346
---
10/13  Secret Avengers v2 #10 - 29,134  ( +17.1%)
11/13  Secret Avengers v2 #11 - 25,326  ( -13.1%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #12 - 23,863  (  -5.8%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #13 - 23,172  (  -2.9%)
01/14  Secret Avengers v2 #14 - 21,372  (  -7.8%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #15 – 20,059  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #16 – 20,022  (  -0.2%)
03/14  Secret Avengers v3 #1  - 34,036  (  70.0%)
04/14  Secret Avengers v3 #2  - 24,724  ( -27.4%)
05/14  Secret Avengers v3 #3  - 22,860  (  -7.5%)
06/14  Secret Avengers v3 #4  - 21,335  (  -6.7%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #5  - 20,088  (  -5.8%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #6  - 19,435  (  -3.3%)
08/14  Secret Avengers v3 #7  - 20,017  (   3.0%)
09/14  Secret Avengers v3 #8  - 18,680  (  -6.7%)
10/14  Secret Avengers v3 #9  - 18,974  (   1.6%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -23.3%)
1 Year  ( -34.9%)
2 Year  ( -46.0%)
3 Year  ( -56.2%)

Secret Avengers gets a slight boost from a Deadpool Variant.

156. ALL NEW GHOST RIDER
10/11  Ghost Rider #4 - 21,012 
---
03/14  All New Ghost Rider  #1  -  50,072 (  --- )[2,567]
04/14  All New Ghost Rider  #2  -  29,429 (-41.2%)
05/14  All New Ghost Rider  #3  -  27,756 ( -5.7%)
06/14  All New Ghost Rider  #4  -  24,627 (-11.3%)
07/14  All New Ghost Rider  #5  -  21,820 (-11.4%)
08/14  All New Ghost Rider  #6  -  20,679 ( -5.2%)
09/14  All New Ghost Rider  #7  -  18,718 ( -9.5%)
10/14  All New Ghost Rider  #8  -  17,907 ( -4.3%)
---
6 Mnth ( -39.2%)
3 year ( -14.8%)

Ghost Rider had a Deadpool variant but still lost some orders this month.

168. ALL-NEW INVADERS
10/04  Invaders #3           - 27,260  
---
01/14  All-New Invaders  #1  - 55,167
02/14  All-New Invaders  #2  – 32,293  (-41.5%)
03/14  All-New Invaders  #3  – 27,329  (-15.4%)
04/14  All-New Invaders  #4  – 22,927  (-16.1%)
05/14  All-New Invaders  #5  – 21,843  ( -4.7%)
06/14  All-New Invaders  #6  – 23,470  (  7.4%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  All-New Invaders  #7  – 22,332  ( -4.8%) O.S. Tie-In 
07/14  All-New Invaders  #8  – 19,865  (-11.0%) 
08/14  All-New Invaders  #9  – 18,666  ( -6.0%) 
09/14  All-New Invaders  #10 – 17,821  ( -4.5%) 
10/14  All-New Invaders  #11 – 16,711  ( -6.2%) 
---
6  Mnth  ( -27.1%)
10 Year  ( -38.7%)

Invaders drops another 1000 orders this month. The solicitation text for February says “As the series draws to a close”, so the end is coming sometime in early 2015, maybe March or April.

175. SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN
10/13  Superior Foes #4 - 26,884  (-10.6%)
11/13  Superior Foes #5 - 23,694  (-11.9%)
11/13  Superior Foes #6 - 21,367  ( -9.8%)
12/13  Superior Foes #7 - 20,858  ( -2.4%)
01/14  ---
02/14  Superior Foes #8 – 19,193  ( -8.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #9 – 18,620  ( -3.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #10- 18,437  ( -1.0%)
04/14  Superior Foes #11- 18,143  ( -1.6%)
05/14  ---
06/14  Superior Foes #12- 17,826  ( -1.7%)
07/14  Superior Foes #13- 16,903  ( -5.2%)
08/14  Superior Foes #14- 16,604  ( -1.8%)
09/14  Superior Foes #15- 15,824  ( -4.7%)
10/14  Superior Foes #16- 15,304  ( -3.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.6%)
1 Year  ( -43.1%)

The penultimate issue of Superior Foes drops a few hundred orders.

177. Elektra
---
04/14  Elektra #1 -  47,676 (  --- )
05/14  Elektra #2 -  26,612 (-44.2%)
06/14  Elektra #3 -  22,773 (-14.4%)
07/14  Elektra #4 -  19,125 (-16.0%)
08/14  Elektra #5 -  17,209 (-10.0%)
09/14  Elektra #6 -  16,136 ( -6.2%)
10/14  Elektra #7 -  15,021 ( -6.9%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -68.5%)

Elektra continues to fall. The February solicits state that issue 11 will be its finale. No word if it will be relaunched with a new #1

179. All NEW ULTIMATES
10/09  Ult comics Avengers  #3  - 62,678
10/11  Ult comics Ultimates #3  - 40,792
10/12  Ult comics Ultimates #17 - 29,382
-
11/13  Cataclysm #1 of 3 - 28,422  (+46.4%)
12/13  Cataclysm #2 of 3 - 24,819  (-12.7%)
01/14  Cataclysm #3 of 3 - 21,705  (-12.5%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  All-New Ult #1   - 30,308  ( 39.6%)
05/14  All-New Ult #2   - 24,165  (-20.3%)
06/14  All-New Ult #3   - 21,898  ( -9.4%)
06/14  All-New Ult #4   - 20,561  ( -6.1%)
07/14  All-New Ult #5   - 18,199  (-11.5%)
08/14  All-New Ult #6   - 16,605  ( -8.8%)
08/14  All-New Ult #7   - 16,654  (  0.3%)
09/14  All-New Ult #8   - 16,068  ( -3.5%)
10/14  All-New Ult #9   - 14,917  ( -7.2%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -50.8%)
2 Year  ( -49.0%)
3 Year  ( -63.4%)
5 Year  ( -76.2%)

Ultimates drops again and is slated to end with issue 12 in January.

181, 183. MIRACLEMAN
01/14  Miracleman #1  - 52,313
01/14  Miracleman #2  - 36,927  ( -29.4%)
02/14  Miracleman #3  – 25,970  ( -32.6%)  
03/14  Miracleman #4  – 23,557  (  -9.3%)
04/14  ---
05/14  Miracleman #5  – 22,399  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Miracleman #6  – 20,598  (  -8.0%)
06/14  Miracleman #7  – 19,123  (  -7.2%)
07/14  Miracleman #8  – 17,654  (  -7.7%)
08/14  Miracleman #9  – 16,466  (  -6.7%)
09/14  Miracleman #10 – 15,409  (  -6.4%)
10/14  Miracleman #11 – 14,824  (  -3.8%)
10/14  Miracleman #12 – 14,634  (  -1.3%)

Miracleman double ships this month and drops 800 orders.

189. NEW WARRIORS
---
02/14  New Warriors #1  -  45,765  (  --- )
03/14  New Warriors #2  -  26,006  (-43.2%)
04/14  New Warriors #3  -  23,105  (-11.2%)
05/14  New Warriors #4  -  19,900  (-13.9%)
06/14  New Warriors #5  -  18,576  ( -6.7%)
06/14  New Warriors #6  -  18,156  ( -2.3%)
07/14  New Warriors #7  -  17,304  ( -4.7%)
08/14  New Warriors #8  -  16,081  ( -7.1%)
09/14  New Warriors #9  -  15,166  ( -5.7%)
09/14  New Warriors #10 -  15,056  ( -0.7%)
10/14  New Warriors #11 -  14,026  ( -6.8%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -39.3%)

New Warriors ends next month with issue 12.

207. Dark Tower: Drawing of Three
---
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #1 – 21,072
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #2 – 12,356  ( -41.4%)
10/14  Dark tower: DoT #3 – 12,130  (  -1.8%)

The drop is much smaller this month.

210. FIGMENT
---
06/14  Figment #1  -  12,735  (  --- )
07/14  Figment #2  -  11,929  ( -6.3%)
08/14  Figment #3  -  13,105  (  9.9%)
09/14  Figment #4  -  12,843  ( -2.0%)
10/14  Figment #5  -  11,562  (-10.0%)

Figment ends with decent sales numbers.

223. GEORGE ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO
01/14  Act One #1 of 5 - 24,515
02/14  Act One #2 of 5 – 17,624 ( -28.1%)
03/14  Act One #3 of 5 – 15,720 ( -10.8%)
04/14  Act One #4 of 5 – 14,855 (  -5.5%)
06/14  Act One #5 of 5 – 13,924 (  -6.3%)
09/14  Act Two #1 of 5 – 13,163 (  -5.5%)
10/14  Act Two #2 of 5 – 10,360 ( -21.3%)
---
6 Mnth -30.3%(

Interest in this series is waning.

6-Month Comparisons

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340.8%	Death of Wolverine #4
296.4%	Thor #1
276.9%	Death of Wolverine #3
165.3%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #1
115.5%	Captain America #25
113.8%	Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #1
67.9%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #2
61.7%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #3
13.1%	Guardians of Galaxy #20
7.5%	Avengers #36
4.6%	Uncanny X-Men #27
2.1%	Nova #22
1.9%	All New X-Men #33
1.7%	Uncanny Avengers #25
1.0%	Punisher #11
-6.3%	New Avengers #25
-6.4%	Avengers #37
-7.4%	Loki Agent of Asgard #7 Axis
-9.7%	Thunderbolts #32 
-11.4%	Ms Marvel #9
-11.5%	Magneto #11 Axis
-11.6%	Black Widow #11
-14.6%	All New X-Factor #15 Axis 
-15.6%	Superior Foes of Spider-Man #16
-16.2%	Hawkeye Vs Deadpool #1
-20.6%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6
-20.6%	Daredevil #9
-20.7%	Moon Knight #8
-21.5%	X-Men #20
-21.8%	She-Hulk #9 
-22.8%	Wolverine and X-Men #11
-22.8%	Wolverine and X-Men #10
-22.9%	Fantastic Four #11
-23.3%	Secret Avengers #9
-23.7%	Fantastic Four #12
-24.9%	Deadpool #36 Axis
-26.1%	Captain Marvel #8
-26.8%	X-Force #10
-26.9%	Amazing X-Men #12
-27.1%	All New Invaders #11
-27.6%	X-Force #11
-28.3%	Silver Surfer #6
-30.3%	Empire of Dead Act Two #2
-32.2%	Avengers World #14
-39.2%	All New Ghost Rider #8
-39.3%	New Warriors #11
-48.7%	Inhuman #7
-50.8%	All New Ultimates #9 
-52.3%	Hulk #7
-52.7%	Nightcrawler #7
-68.5%	Elektra #7
-78.2%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
-81.3%	Amazing Spider-Man #8

1 Year Comparisons

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377.9%	Death of Wolverine #4
308.6%	Death of Wolverine #3
227.9%	Thor #1
129.3%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #1
91.8%	Captain America #25
56.8%	Amazing X-Men #12
45.2%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #2
39.8%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #3
36.0%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
16.7%	Amazing Spider-Man #8
16.3%	Axis Carnage #1
5.1%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6
-1.1%	Deadpool #36 Axis
-2.7%	Daredevil #9
-3.8%	Guardians of Galaxy #20
-12.1%	Uncanny Avengers #25
-14.4%	Hulk #7
-14.6%	Fantastic Four #11
-15.6%	Fantastic Four #12
-19.7%	Avengers #36
-23.0%	Uncanny X-Men #27
-27.5%	All New X-Men #33
-27.9%	Thunderbolts #32 
-30.1%	Avengers #37
-30.4%	Nova #22
-32.0%	New Avengers #25
-32.8%	X-Force #10
-33.6%	X-Force #11
-34.9%	Secret Avengers #9
-43.1%	Superior Foes of Spider-Man #16
-51.0%	Wolverine and X-Men #11
-51.1%	Wolverine and X-Men #10
-54.2%	X-Men #20

2 Year Comparisons

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329%	Death of Wolverine #4
327%	Thor #1
267%	Death of Wolverine #3
100%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
91%	Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #1
85%	Captain America #25
72%	Amazing Spider-Man #8
60%	Deadpool #36 Axis
13%	Amazing X-Men #12
4%	X-Men #20
-1%	All New X-Factor #15 Axis 
-3%	Hulk #7
-6%	Axis Carnage #1
-9%	Daredevil #9
-9%	Avengers #36
-12%	Uncanny X-Men #27
-17%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6
-20%	New Avengers #25
-21%	Avengers #37
-28%	Captain Marvel #8
-41%	Fantastic Four #11
-41%	Fantastic Four #12
-46%	Wolverine and X-Men #11
-46%	Wolverine and X-Men #10
-46%	Secret Avengers #9
-49%	All New Ultimates #9 
-53%	X-Force #10
-54%	X-Force #11
-54%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #1
-71%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #2
-72%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #3
-82%	Uncanny Avengers #25

3 Year Comparisons

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320.2%	Death of Wolverine #4
259.3%	Death of Wolverine #3
242.7%	Thor #1
100.6%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
72.1%	Amazing Spider-Man #8
69.1%	Deadpool #36 Axis
18.0%	Moon Knight #8
11.1%	Punisher #11
1.1%	Amazing X-Men #12
-3.8%	Uncanny X-Men #27
-5.6%	All New X-Factor #15 Axis 
-7.7%	Avengers #36
-13.7%	Daredevil #9
-13.9%	Thunderbolts #32 
-14.8%	All New Ghost Rider #8
-19.3%	X-Men #20
-19.6%	Avengers #37
-22.9%	New Avengers #25
-37.1%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6
-56.2%	Secret Avengers #9
-60.8%	X-Force #10
-61.2%	X-Force #11
-63.4%	All New Ultimates #9 
-67.0%	Hulk #7
-70.7%	Wolverine and X-Men #11
-70.7%	Wolverine and X-Men #10

5 Year Comparisons

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175.8%	Death of Wolverine #4
159.0%	Guardians of Galaxy #20
135.8%	Death of Wolverine #3
89.8%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
62.8%	Amazing Spider-Man #8
22.5%	Moon Knight #8
5.7%	Punisher #11
0.7%	Deadpool #36 Axis
-1.5%	Nova #22
-19.5%	Captain Marvel #8
-21.6%	Uncanny X-Men #27
-24.7%	Daredevil #9
-26.2%	All New X-Factor #15 Axis 
-28.5%	Hulk #7
-35.7%	Fantastic Four #11
-36.4%	Fantastic Four #12
-37.0%	Thunderbolts #32 
-37.4%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6
-43.9%	New Avengers #25
-50.8%	Amazing X-Men #12
-58.0%	X-Force #10
-58.5%	X-Force #11
-76.2%	All New Ultimates #9 

10 Year Comparisons

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205.9%	Thor #1
99.0%	Captain America #25
98.3%	Death of Wolverine #4
69.5%	Death of Wolverine #3
45.4%	Silver Surfer #6
29.6%	Amazing Spider-Man #7
11.2%	Amazing Spider-Man #8
-21.5%	Black Widow #11
-32.7%	Punisher #11
-36.0%	Daredevil #9
-38.7%	All New Invaders #11
-40.5%	Uncanny X-Men #27
-43.8%	Fantastic Four #11
-44.4%	Fantastic Four #12
-55.8%	X-Force #10
-56.3%	X-Force #11
-62.7%	X-Men #20
-65.2%	M Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #6

Original Sin and Death of Wolverine come to a close as Spider-Verse and Axis ramp up and lots of books benefit from tie-ins or special variant covers. So how do these things affect what you buy? Do events get you excited to try out new titles or are you suffering from event fatigue? Do you buy variants and if so what kind of variants do you like?

Until next month, keep reading comics!

12 COMMENTS

  1. Both Inhuman and Moon Knight are very good. Sad to see people dropping off these. Maybe the TV tie-ins will help Inhuman. MK wasn’t even given a chance by people once Ellis/Shalvey left, but it’s been stellar!

    So happy for Ms Marvel’s success. Such a fun book.

    I like that you put AXIS under Uncanny Avengers, since it’s basically just a continuation of Remender’s story.

    F4 is finally really getting good, but too many people dropped off it. Here’s to a good ‘getting the band back together’ storyline as its sendoff (for at least a year).

    Black Widow, Loki and Magneto are all good, too. Lots of the solo titles are good fun with great artwork. The team books have too much artist rotation changes, despite me liking them. Allred on Silver Surfer is great.

    Robinson really understands the Invaders, but I dont think there are many fans interested in this team; the team is breaking up with all the changes, anyway.

    Pak really gets Storm, too bad to see the numbers.

    I must be one of the few online not liking Captain Marvel.

    She-Hulk is one of their best books. Glad to see it got a good 12 issue run.

    All in all, the state of Marvel is fine, IMO. They are putting out some good work on the solo titles with some very distinct artwork.

  2. @ Jason – what criteria are you using to say that Death of Wolverine was a well done event? The main book sold well, but it had, you know ,the death of Wolverine and Steve McNiven. Everything else has looked very thrown together (the tie in minis, the forthcoming “Wolverines” weekly series) or just bad (the Nightcrawler tie in issues are really, really bad).

  3. 1 $5.99 book ——— nerd tax (or what we’ll charge for Star Wars)
    10 $4.99 books ——- the next normal
    69 $3.99 books —— the new normal
    1 $3.50 book ———- the variant price
    3 $2.99 books ———umm, goodbye $3 comics

  4. @goggles You are totally right Logan Legacy is 7 not 5. Don’t know where I got 5 from. There are so many numbers in my head when writing this article. Sorry my bad.

    @Zach Perhaps I termed that wrong about Death of Wolverine. I was not commenting at all on the quality of the series. When I say Death of Wolverine seemed gimmicky but was well done. I mean it was well-sold, well-promoted. I don’t know if Death of Wolverine was a good story or had good art or not, and for this article, that doesn’t matter. It is too “eye of the beholder” for this a numbers analysis article. I just can tell from talking stores, looking at how Marvel promoted it and what incentives they offered retailers, and the final numbers, that it sold very well and the event was well-handled in terms of sales and marketing. I’ll leave the quality question to you the commentators and to much more qualified comic reviewers and journalists. I am just here to talk numbers.

  5. Feels like I’m one of the few people still reading All-New Ultimates haha. Oh well, glad to be getting the full story.

  6. Spider-Man is my favourite Marvel comic, so I’m plowing ahead with Spiderverse at the moment – but most of the tie-ins I can leave, and I think it’s going to damage the launch of Spider-Woman in the long run.

    AXIS is an interesting concept but a terrible story, and its dragging decent books like Magneto down with it. I can really ‘leave’ events to be honest, and I hope this downward trend will convince Marvel to give them a bit of a rest. They damage ongoings more than help them.

  7. I’m pleased to see that the word “hopefully” has been eliminated this month. Bravo!!

    Point of order: I sincerely enjoy reading this column. At the same time, verbal tics can hamper that enjoyment, and there’s a prominent new offender in town: “nice” (especially in the context of a book getting a “nice sales boost”). Although it may seem tedious to list each and every instance of “nice” this month, I believe it’s necessary to illustrate just how much the word is used as a crutch:

    “nice +3 to +5% sales boost”

    “very nice improvement”

    “nice big boost”

    “nice big boosts”

    “really nice boost”

    “nice sales boost”

    “nice sales boost”

    “nice boost”

    “nice boost”

    “nice little 7% boost”

    “nice boost”

    “nice boost”

    “nice sales bump”

    “nice boost”

    “nice boost”

    “nice sales boost”

    “nice to see”

    “nice little boost”

    “nice boost”

    If *every* sales boost qualifies as a “nice” one, is there any point in using the word?

    Put another way: I doubt that you intend (or want) your column to sound like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQnYi3z56RE

  8. Isn’t it possible that Rocket Racoon’s sales went up so drastically not because of the variants (which usually don’t have THAT much of an effect), but because this was the first issue were retailers had a better idea on how the Lootcrate promo helped sales?

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