gwenpool17b.jpgby Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please adress your complaints to my “Gentleman Trump said our first lady is in good shape” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing, please send me a message using my e-mail address from any of my own commentaries

Oh boy, do you also hear all those voices complaining about Marvel? Beetween the angry fanboys, complaining about those women and minority characters usurpating “their” hero’s names, and people fed up with Marvel’s repetitive use of commercial trends ,promising once again the creation of a black hole, it seems that nobody is pleased anymore by what Marvel is currently offering. And the announcement of the release of expensive team-up Legacy books with special lenticular covers kept on feeding this raging fire.

This month saw a special variant theme: Mary Jane! And, apparently, putting her on a variant cover has retailers (and let’s hope, customers) getting almost crazy. When you have an extra 5K only because of this variant program, and when your sales are mostly in the 20-30K zone, that’s like +20% of sales only because of a gimmick. Marvel Variant Comics is more and more a reality! That’s our legacy from the 90’s! Now, I understand where Marvel is going with their “new” initiative.

Reminder: these sales are estimates, sales to comics shops located in North America. American comics do get sold other places in their original floppy edition. But keep in mind, just because a copy is sold to a shop doens’t mean it’s sold to a customer. This would be way too easy. Digital sales are not taken into account.

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Many thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. Also thanks to the Comics Zone shop in Lyon (my city in France!) for its help.

MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ($7) :  7,164
 The first Archie Comics digest with Marvel reprints is here and its sales are quite good. Surpringly, it doesn't appear in the TPB charts, but the floppy chart. It would have been #1 in the TPB top300 chart! And only $7! That's the price of Marvel reprint of the Vision (only  2 episodes + bonuses).
5- PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ($5)
  
06/17	PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #1  -	224,620

At $5 a copy, that’s $1 million money made with this issue. The real test will be in 3-4 months but you have to give Marvel a break: with Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert at the core of the series, you know you’re gonna have something new and fresh.

3- 12- DARTH VADER

02/15 Darth Vader #1 -  304,373                     
02/15 Darth Vader #2 -  125,466  (-58.8%)
…...
08/16 Darth Vader#24-     75,401  (-  2.6%)
09/16 ---
10/16 Darth Vader#25-    111,381  (+47.7%)
….....
06/17	Darth Vader  #1  -	118,644 ($5)
06/17   Darth Vader  #2 -	  66,416

DARTH VADER TP VOL.1:  41,302   [+955] 
DARTH VADER TP VOL.2:  20,277    [ +552] 
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.3: 12,677   [ +472] 
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.4: 10,437   [+480 ]

The minute Marvel said it would wrapped up Darth Vader, I knew it would be back (and wrote it). This is the most successfull Star Wars comics! Those debut numbers are disapointing -on Darth Vader levels- but I guess we do not have to worry. As always, every TPB volume of the previous series is selling 500 copies (1K for the first volume). Nobody is selling that much at Marvel, except Deadpool.

7- EDGE OF VENOMVERSE
  
06/17	Edge of Venomverse  #1  -	98,052

What did I say last month? Here is the first of the Venom invasion of titles. Each issue of this title will feature a new venomized version of a character, joining the Venomverse. A comic book series based on a gimmick? Well, it could work, but please, Marvel, don’t come crying later when the market will really collapse

8/9-SECRET EMPIRE LTD
  
04/17	Secret Empire  #0  -   168,751   
05/17	Secret Empire  # 1  -  157,517   (-  6.7%)
05/17   Secret Empire  # 2  -  100,983   (-35.9%)
05/17   Secret Empire  # 3  -    91,611   (-  9.3%)
06/17	Secret Empire  # 4  -	  91,621   (+ 0.0%)
06/17	Secret Empire  # 5  -	  87,675   (-  4.3%)

If this seems like a record low for one of Marvel major events, keep in mind it double shipped and it kept almost steady since issue#2.

11- STAR WARS 

01/15 Star Wars  #1 -  1,070,137                    
02/15 Star Wars  #2 -	   212,089  (-80.0%)
03/15 Star Wars  #3 -	   175,579  (-17.2%)
04/15 Star Wars  #4 -	   203,817  (+16.1%)
05/15 Star Wars  #5 -	   146,850  (-27.9%)
06/15 Star Wars  #6 -	   152,652  (+ 4.0%)
07/15 Star Wars  #7 -	   160,000  (+ 1.0%)
08/15 Star Wars #8  -	   151,221  (-  5.5%)   
09/15 Star Wars #9  -	   135,817  (-10.2%)
10/15 Star Wars#10 -    134,613  (-  0.9%)
11/15 Star Wars#11 -	   126,780  (-  5.8%)
11/15 Star Wars#12 -	   123,133  (-  2.9%)
12/15 Star Wars#13 - 	   139,918  (+13.6%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Star Wars#14 - 	   118,471  (- 15.3%)
01/16 Star Wars#15 -     107,858  (-  9.0%)
02/16 Star Wars#16-	   110,407  (+ 2.4%)
03/16 Star Wars#17-	   107,058  (-  3.0%)
04/16 Star Wars#18-	     98,880  (-  7.6%)
05/16 Star Wars#19-	     95,156  (-  3.8%)
06/16 Star Wars#20-       96,047   (+ 0.9%)
07/16 Star Wars#21-       90,863   (- 5.4%)
08/16 Star Wars#22-	    85,126   (- 6.3%)
09/16 Star Wars#23-	    82,570   (-  3.0%)
10/16 Star Wars#24-       78,160   (-  5.3%)
11/16 Star Wars#25-       75,234   (-  3.7%)
12/16 Star Wars#26-     104,563  (+39.0%)
01/17 Star Wars#27-	     72,331 (- 30.8%)
02/17 Star Wars#28-	     74,002  (+ 2.3%)
03/17 Star Wars#29 -	     72,017  (-  2.7%)
04/17 Star Wars#30-	     70,175  (-  2.6%)
05/17 Star Wars#31-       70,907  (+  1.0%)  (SC)
06/17 Star Wars#32-	    70,184  (-  1.0%)  (SC)

Since issue #2: -66.6%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1:  42,008    [+427]
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  11,678   
STAR WARS TOP VOL.3:    6,689  
STAR WARS TPB VOL.4:    4,907

Part 4 of Screaming Citadel. Perfect behavior, with the first TPB still gaining readers, as always. But you can see the difference with Darth Vader with the second tpb not yet cracking 12 K when Darth Vader is already above 20K

13/35- DEFENDERS ($5)
  
06/17	Defenders  #1  -	64,253
06/17   Defenders  #2  -	46,158   (-28.2%)

Well, they could have named it Fantastic Four, seing that Jessica and Cage are an item with child (Sue+Red), that Luke was part of the FF and that Luke and Iron Fist are like brothers and always bickering (Torch+Thing). You missed an opportunity, Marvel!

15/26- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 

04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
...
04/15  Amazing v3 #17 -     99,964  ( +8.3%)
05/15  Amazing v3 #18 -	88,338  (-11.6%)
...
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1 -  265,073                  
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #2 -  111,322   (-58.0%)    
11/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #3 -   93,848    (-15.7%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #4 -   82,066    (-22.6%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #5 -   79,122    (- 3.6%)
01/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #6 -   76,517    (- 3.3%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #7 -   75,357    (- 1.5%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #8 -   71,599    (- 5.0%)
03/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #9 -   88,164   (+23.1%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#10 -   73,643   (- 16.5%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#11 -   67,446   (-   8.4%)
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man#12 -   74,963   (+11.1%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#13 -   65,519   (-12.6%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#14 -   65,646   (+  0.2%)
07/16 Amazing Spider-Man#15 -   93,582   (+42.6%)        
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#16 -  185,342  (+98.1%)
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#17 -   74,869   (-59.6%)
09/16 Amazing Spider-Man#18 -   71,159   (-  5.0%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#19 -   73,215   (+ 2.9%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#20 -   67,530   (-  7.8%)  (CC)
11/16 Amazing Spider-Man#21 -   63,052   (-  6.4%)  (CC)
12/16 Amazing Spider-Man#22 -   63,359   (+ 0.5%)  (CC)
01/17 Amazing Spider-Man#23 -   73,773   (+16.4%) (CC)
02/17 Amazing Spider-Man#24-    61,953   (-16.0%) (CC)
03/17 Amazing Spider-Man#25-  113,934    (+83.9%)  ($10!)
04/17 Amazing Spider-Man#26-    62,515    (-54.9%)
05/17 Amazing Spider-Man#27-    51,404   (-17.8%)
06/17 Amazing Spider-Man#28-    50.925   (+  0.9%)
06/17 Amazing Spider-Man#29-    59,464   (+16.8%)    (SE)

Since #2: -46.6%

It was so annoying to have Peter Parker and Doc Ock’s psyches fighting each other, so a good old physical fight beetween Dock Ock (now slim and in a scary Hydra costume) and Spider-Man is indeed appealing, especially if drawn by Stuart Immonen.

16- OLD MAN  LOGAN 

05/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #1 -	122,702          
...
10/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #5 -	 62,716  (-  9.3%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 Old Man Logan  #1  -  104,362
02/16 Old Man Logan  #2  -    63,932  (-38.7%)
03/16 Old Man Logan  #3  -    58,855  (-  7.9%)   
04/16 Old Man Logan  #4  -    59,174  (+ 0.5%)
04/16 Old Man Logan  #5  -	  58,870  (-  0.5%)     
05/16 Old Man Logan  #6  -    52,761  (-10.4%)
06/16 Old Man Logan  #7  -    51,926  (-  1.6%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #8  -    55,311  (+  6.5%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #9  -    49,804  (-10.0%)  
08/16 Old Man Logan #10 -    52,175  (+  4.8%)
09/16 Old Man Logan #11 -    47,248  (-  9.4%)
10/16 Old Man Logan #12 -    45,384  (-  3.5%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #13 -    43,609  (-  3.9%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #14 -    42,574  (-  2.4%)
12/16 Old Man Logan #15 -    42,216  (-  0.8%)
01/17 Old Man Logan #16 -	  45,807  (+  8.5%)
02/17  Old Man Logan #17-    38,851  (- 15.2%)
02/17  Old Man Logan #18-    38,679  (-  0.4%)
03/17  Old Man Logan #19-    47,428  (+22.6%)
03/17  Old Man Logan #20-    38,151  (-19.6%)
04/17  Old Man Logan #21-    44,806  (+17.4%)
04/17  Old Man Logan #22-    44,026  (-  1.7%)
05/17  Old Man Logan #23-    46,260  (+ 5.1%)
05/17  Old Man Logan #24-    44,170  (-  4.5%)
06/17  Old Man Logan #25-    59,216  (+34.1%)

Since issue #2: -7.4%
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 11,332  [+425]
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.2 :   7,575  [+433]
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.3:    5,626   
OLD MAN LOGAN TPB VOL.4 : 3,451

Standard anniversary issue with tons of variants. The first two tpb continue to sell. The fact that the gasp beetween them is not very deep is a very good sign for the series: that means that people getting the first tpb want to buy the second one after reading it.

17- DARTH MAUL LTD
  
02/17 Darth Maul  # 1 of 5  -  105,177
03/17 Darth Maul  # 2 of 5 -    60,415  (-42.6%)
04/17 Darth Maul  # 3 of 5 -    54,949  (-  9.0%)
05/17 ---
06/17 Darth Maul  # 4 of 5 -    58,240  (+6.0%)

So many variants, hence the bump.

20- 33- X-MEN GOLD
  
04/17	X-Men Gold  #1  -  124,200                 
04/17	X-Men Gold  #2  -    62,283  (-49.9%)
05/17   X-Men Gold  #3  -    57,553  (-  7.6%)
05/17   X-Men Gold  #4  -    52,710  (-  8.4%)
06/17   X-Men Gold  #5  -    54,720  (+ 3.8%)
06/17   X-Men Gold  #6  -    48,569  (-11.2%)

Since issue #2: -22.0%

I’m daring you to say you recognized Mary Jane on its variant cover. Speaking of covers, I’m really surprised Marvel is still using the covers Ardian Syaf did. Interior art couln’t have been changed in time, but the covers could have been.

25- WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION ($5)
  
06/17	Weapons of Mutant Destruction  #1  -   52,800

Surprinsingly, it sells way above the Weapon X ongoing. That’s probably because of the poetry of the title. Part 2 is in TA Hulk.

29/39-X-MEN BLUE
  
04/17	X-Men Blue  # 1  - 119,565               
04/17	X-Men Blue  # 2  -   54,074  (-54.8%)
05/17  X-Men Blue  # 3   -   48,354  (-10.6%)
05/17  X-Men Blue  # 4   -   44,576  (-  7.8%)
06/17  X-Men Blue  # 5   -   50,374  (+13.0%)
06/17  X-Men Blue  # 6   -   43,337  (-14.0%)

Since issue #2: -19.9%

Apparently the return of a character with claws made the sales jump for issue #5. So far, it’s doing very well.

30-STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA 

12/16  SW Dr Aphra #1  -   99,067
12/16  SW Dr Aphra #2  -   61,417  (-38.0%)
01/17  SW Dr Aphra #3  -   48,592  (-20.9%)
02/17  SW Dr Aphra #4   -   43,475  (-10.5%)
03/17  SW Dr Aphra #5   -   42,465  (-  2.3%)
04/17  SW Dr Aphra #6   -   40,458  (-  4.7%)
05/17  SW Dr Aphra #7   -   43,763  (+ 8.2%)  (SC)
06/17  SW Dr Aphra #8   -   50,216  (+14.7%) (SC)

Since issue #2: -18.2%

I guess Mary Jane is somewhere on the cover.

31-  34- 111- GUARDIANS OF the GALAXY

03/13 Guardians of Galaxy #1-   211,312
…
04/15  Guardians v3 #26 -  54,124  (-12.4%)
05/15  Guardians v3 #27 -  49,308  (- 8.9%)

07/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #1  -  81,902
...
09/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #4  -  39,523  (-22.4%)

10/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #1 -   118,342
11/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #2 -     51,690   (-56.3%)
...
01/17 Guardians of Galaxy #16-     32,890  (-48.1%)
02/17 Guardians of Galaxy #17-     31,093  (- 5.5%)
03/17 Guardians of Galaxy #18-     27,094  (-12.9%)
04/17 Guardians of Galaxy #19-     30,028  (+55.4%)

05/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 1 -   82,439
05/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 2 –  51,830  (-37.1%)
06/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 3 -   49.907   (-  3.7%)
06/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 4 -   47,385   (-  5.0%)

06/17 GoG annual – 23,871  (SE)

Since issue #2: -8.6%

Usually, Annuals tend to sell at around the same level than their ongoing. Something here didn’t work, especially since the Annual was the Secret Empire tie-in! So far, this relaunch with a new creative team seem to be doing very well, better than the last volume. But beware, because those issues were overshipping, a lot (issue#4 was $ ranked #102!)

 32- VENOM 

11/15  Venom Spaceknight  #1 -   59,151
12/15  Venom Spaceknight  #2  -  32,210  (-45.5%)
01/16  Venom Spaceknight  #3  -  25,770  (-20.0%)
02/16  Venom Spaceknight  #4  -  21,545  (-16.4%)
03/16  Venom Spaceknight  #5  -  18,807  (-12.7%)
04/16  Venom Spaceknight  #6  -  17,894   (- 4.9%)
05/16  Venom spaceknight  #7  -   17,370   (- 3.0%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #8  -  16,658   (-  4.1%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #9  -  16,006   (-  3.9%)
07/16  Venom Spaceknight #10 -  15,650   (-  2.2%)
08/16  Venom Spaceknight #11 -  17,548  (+12.1%)  (CV2)
09/16  Venom Spaceknight #12 -  16,193  (-  7.7%)   (CV2)
10/16  Venom Spaceknight #13 -  14,577  (-10.0%)

11/16 Venom   # 1 -   90,138
12/16 Venom   # 2 -   38,043  (-57.9%)
01/17 Venom   # 3 -   55,255  (+45.2%)
02/17 Venom   # 4 -   38,337  (-30.6%)
03/17 Venom   # 5 -   32,088  (-16.3%)
04/17 Venom   # 6 -   62,747  (+95.5%)
05/17 Venom #150 – 141,757 (+125.9%)
06/17 Venom #151 -  49.704   (-   64.9%)

Since issue #2: +30.7%

You have no choice: you will HAVE TO like Venom, wear his t-shirt with his ugly face and watch his movie and/or TV series.

36- AVENGERS 

11/16  Avengers # 1 -  81,885   
12/16  Avengers # 2 -  64,289  (-21.5%)
01/17  Avengers  #3 -  44,321  (-31.1%)
01/17  Avengers #1.MU -  30,421  (-31.4%)
02/17  Avengers  #4 -  37,383  (+22.9%)
03/17  Avengers  #5 -  39,204  (+  4.9%)
04/17  Avengers  #6 -  31,461  (- 19.7%)
05/17  Avengers  #7 -  30,681  (-  2.5%)
06/17  Avengers  #8 -  45,386  (+47.9%)

since issue#2:  -29.4%

There is a Mike Allred variant with Mary Jane as the Vision in its first appearance. This explain the out-of-this-world burst. There is no evidence of overshipping, which is surprising. Probably a special deal help explain such a jump. The content of the comic? Who cares?!

 41- MIGHTY THOR 
  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
...
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42.034  ( 10.1%)
...
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –   89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –   72,563  ( -18.6%)
01/15  Thor v6 #4  -   69,497  ( -4.2%)
02/15  Thor v6 #5  -   69,513  ( +0.0%)
03/15  Thor v6 #6  -   70,569  ( +1.5%)
04/15  Thor v6 #7  -   71,372  ( +1.1%)
05/15  Thor v6 #8  -   86,222  (+20.1%)
...
11/15	Mighty Thor  #1 -  112,053        
12/15	Mighty Thor  #2 -    70,331  (-37.2%)
01/16  Mighty Thor   #3 -    60,345  (-14.2%)
02/16  Mighty Thor   #4 -    56,568  (-  6.3%)
03/16  Mighty Thor   #5 -    54,568  (-  3.5%)
04/16  Mighty Thor   #6 -    52,538  (-  3.7%)
05/16  Mighty Thor   #7 -    47,425  (-  9.7%)
06/16  Mighty Thor   #8 -    51,300  (+  8.2%)
07/16  Mighty Thor   #9 -    48,712  (-  5.0%)
08/16  Mighty Thor  #10-    45,929  (-  5.7%)
09/16  Mighty Thor  #11-    46,434  (+ 1.1%)
10/16  Mighty Thor  #12-    40,326  (-13.2%)
11/16  Mighty Thor  #13-    39,274  (-  2.6%)
12/16  Mighty Thor  #14-    37,624  (-  4.2%)
01/17  Mighty Thor  #15-    47,038  (+25.0%)
02/17  Mighty Thor  #16-    40,175  (-14.6%)
03/17  Mighty Thor  #17-    36,106  (-10.1%)
04/17  Mighty Thor  #18-    37,505  (+ 3.9%)
05/17  Mighty Thor  #19-    35,499  (-  5.3%)
06/17  Mighty Thor  #20-    42,643  (+20.1%)

Since issue #2: -39.4%

To give the illusion of having better sales won’t make it happen.

44- DEADPOOL

11/12  Deadpool #2 -  76,445
...
03/14  Deadpool #25 -  48,775  (+ 18.6%)(Now)
...
10/14  Deadpool #36 -  46,600  (+  7.0%)(Axis)
...
03/15  Deadpool #44 -  39,716  (- 11.5%)
04/15  Deadpool #45 -  96.897  (+144.0%)

11/15	Deadpool  #1 -  268,392                      
11/15	Deadpool  #2 -   92,008  (-65.7%)
12/15   Deadpool #3 -    72,357  (-21.4%)   
12/15	Deadpool  #4 -   63,149  (-22.7%)
01/16  Deadpool  #5 -    59,645  (-  5.5%)
01/16  Deadpool  #6 -    59.006  (-  1.1%)
02/16  Deadpool  #7 -    88,264  (+49.6%)
03/16  Deadpool  #8 -    72,706  (-17.6%)
04/16  Deadpool  #9 -    57,798  (-20.5%)
04/16  Deadpool #10-    64,509  (+11.6%)
05/16  Deadpool #11-    62,900  (-  2.5%)
05/16  Deadpool #12-    57,805  (-  8.1%)
06/16  Deadpool #13-    78,536  (+35.9%)
06/16  Deadpool #14-    63,334  (-19.4%)  (CV2)
07/16  Deadpool #15-    67,822  (+ 7.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #16-    55,577  (-18.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #17-    57,681  (+  3.8%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #18-    59,027  (+  2.3%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #19-    47,948  (- 18.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #20-    46,109  (-  3.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #21-    51,351 (+11.4%)
11/16  Deadpool #22-    38,630  (-24.8%)
12/16  Deadpool #23-    39.183  (+ 1.4%)
01/17  Deadpool #24-	    40,064  (+ 2.2%)
01/17  Deadpool #25-     42,476  (+6.0%)
02/17  Deadpool #26-     38,560  (- 9.2%)
02/17  Deadpool #27-	     32,836 (-14.8%)
03/17  Deadpool #28-      47,026  (+43.2%)
04/17  Deadpool #29-      36,482  (-22.4%)
05/17  Deadpool #30-      36,022  (-  1.3%)
05/17  Deadpool #31-      34,546  (-  4.1%) (SE)
06/17  Deadpool #32-	      41.755 (+20.9%) (SE)

Since issue#2 : - 54.6%

Even with 2 variants, only overshipping would explain such a boost. Yet, there was no overshipping noticeable. So let’s thank Mary Jane dressed as Deadpool. Are you ready for Janepool, the comics?

48- CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16  Cap America SR #1  -140,222                  
06/16  Cap America SR #2  -  74,884  (-46.6%)               
07/16  Cap America SR #3  -  65,455  (-12.6%)
08/16  Cap America SR #4  -  49,559  (-24.3%)  (CV2)
09/16  Cap America SR #5  -  50,536  (+  2.0%) (CV2)
10/16  Cap America SR #6  -  49,111  (-   2.8%) (CV2)
11/16  Cap America SR #7  -  48,505  (-   1.2%)
12/16  Cap America SR #8  -  38,610  (-20.4%)
01/17  Cap America SR #9  -  42,637  (+10.4%)
01/17  Cap America SR#10-   40,051  (-  6.1%)
02/17  Cap America SR#11-   36,610  (-  8.6%)
02/17  Cap America SR#12-   32,567  (-11.0%)
03/17  Cap America SR#13-   39,454  (+21.1%)
03/17  Cap America SR#14-   31,592  (- 19.9%)
04/17  Cap America SR#15-   34,863  (+10.4%)
04/17  Cap America SR#16-   37,366  (+  7.1%)
05/17  Cap America SR#17-   35,867  (-   4.0%)   (SE)
06/17  Cap America SR#18-   39,164   (+ 9.2%)  (SE)

Since issue#2 : -47.7%

We can thank the only variant, drawn by Paolo Rivera, starring… Mary Jane!

 50- ALL NEW WOLVERINE

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%)
...
08/14  Wolverine v6 #12 -  50,570 (  2.8%)
09/14  Death of Wolv #1 – 261,975
09/14  Death of Wolv #2 - 129,999 (-50.4%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #3 – 141,567 (  8.9%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #4 -  165,582 ( 17.0%)
11/15  AN Wolverine  #1 -  119,786    
11/15  AN Wolverine  #2 -    55,634  (-53.6%)
12/15  AN Wolverine  #3 -    50,990  (-  8.3%)
01/16  AN Wolverine  #4 -    49,978  (-  2.0%)
02/16  AN Wolverine  #5 -    43,149  (-13.7%)
03/16  AN Wolverine  #6 -    44,668  (+ 3.5%)
04/16  AN Wolverine  #7 -    38,168  (-14.6%)
05/16  AN Wolverine  #8 -    38,242  (+  0.2%)
06/16  AN Wolverine  #9 -    43,545  (+13.9%) (CV2)
07/16  AN Wolverine #10-    38,579  (-11.4%)  (CV2)
08/16  AN Wolverine #11-    40,312  (+  4.5%) (CV2)
09/16  AN Wolverine #12-    35,481  (-12.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  AN Wolverine #13-    38,297  (+  7.9%)
11/16  AN Wolverine #14-    35,437   (-  7.5%)
12/16  AN Wolverine #15-    31,796   (-10.2%)
01/17  AN Wolverine #16-    35,128  (+10.5%)
02/17  AN Wolverine #17-    29,255  (-16.7%)
03/17  AN Wolverine #18-    46,731  (+59.7%)
04/17  AN Wolverine #19-    57,526  (+23.1%)
05/17  AN Wolverine #20-    36,573  (-36.4%)
06/17  AN Wolverine #21-    38,500  (+ 5.2%)

Since issue #2 : -30.8%

Who would have guessed it was MJ under the All New Wolverine outfit on the cover, whithout spotting Spider-Man and his MJ tag on a wall? Artists seem to have really struggled with this variant theme.

73- 75- DOCTOR STRANGE 

10/15 Doctor Strange  #1 – 145,456  
11/15 Doctor Strange  #2  -   65,091   (-55.3%)  
12/15 Doctor Strange  #3  -   57,135   (-12.2%)
01/16 Doctor Strange  #4  -   52,388   (-  8.3%)
02/16 Doctor Strange  #5  -   43,796   (-16.4%)
03/16 Doctor Strange  #6  -   52,440  (+19.7%)
04/16 Doctor Strange  #7  -   49,590  (-   5.6%)
05/16 Doctor Strange  #8  -   49,427  (-   0.3%)
06/16 Doctor Strange  #9  -   46,306  (-  6.3%)
07/16 ---
08/16 Doctor Strange #10 -   50,083  (+  8.2%)
09/16 Doctor Strange #11 -   53,718  (+  7.3%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #12 -   72,990  (+35.9%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #13 -   41,290  (-43.4%)
11/16 Doctor Strange #14 -   39,390  (-  4.6%)
12/16 Doctor Strange #15 -   39.549  (+ 0.4%)
01/17 Doctor Strange #16 -   41,426  (+ 4.8%)
02/17 Doctor Strange #17 -   37,686  (-  9.0%)
02/17 Doctor Strange #1.MU ($5) -  27,212  (-27.8%)
03/17 Doctor Strange #18 -   41,801  (+53.6%)
04/17 Doctor Strange #19 -   33,246  (- 20.5%)  
05/17 Doctor Strange #21 -   32,142  (-  3.3%) (SE)
06/17 Doctor Strange #20 -   31.497  (-  2.0%)   ($5)
06/17 Doctor Strange #22 -   35,982  (+14.2%) (SE)

Since issue #2 : -44.7%  
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.1: 4,468   
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.2: 2,345 

Many variants and a Secret Empire tie-in, hence the rebound. The second soft paperback is out -Dr Strange goes to hardcover first – and is selling only average. Dr Strange won’t make a difference due to its paperbacks sales.

59- STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED ($5)
  
06/17 SW Droids Unplugged  #1  -   35,918

A la Franklin Richards Young Genius, three collected Chris Eliopoulos humourous short stories. Outstanding sales.

 60- WEAPON X 
  
04/17	Weapon X  # 1  -  68,874
04/17	Weapon X  # 2  -  42,471  (-38.3%)
05/17	Weapon X  # 3 -   37,409  (-11.9%)
06/17   Weapon X #  4 -   35,417  (-  5.3%)

Since issue #2: -16.6%

Levelling out quickly at a a very nice sales level.

61- 67- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

04/16-  SW Poe Dameron  #1  -  175,322    
05/16   SW Poe Dameron  #2  -    68,922   (-60.7%)
06/16   SW Poe Dameron  #3  -    60,889   (-11.7%)
07/16   SW Poe Dameron  #4  -    57,712   (-  5.2%)
08/16   SW Poe Dameron  #5  -    52,281   (-  9.4%)
09/16   SW Poe Dameron  #6  -    50,275   (-  3.8%)
10/16   SW Poe Dameron  #7  -    47,878   (-  4.7%)
11/16   SW Poe Dameron  #8  -    43,034   (- 10.1%)
12/16	SW Poe Dameron  #9  -    38,839   (-  9.7%)
01/17   SW Poe Dameron #10 -    40,091   (+3.2%)
02/17   SW Poe Dameron #11 -    40,235   (+0.4%)
03/17   SW Poe Dameron #12 -    38,696   (- 3.8%)
04/17   SW Poe Dameron #13 -    36,994   (-  4.4%)
05/17   SW Poe Dameron #14 -    37,050  (+  0.2%)
05/17   SW Poe Dameron #15 -    32,658  (-11.9%)
06/17   SW Poe Dameron #16 -    34,826  (+ 6.6%)

06/17 Sw Poe Dameron Annual -  32,888

Since issue #2: -49.5%  
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.1: 4,621
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.2: 3,085

The second TPB is selling ok but we are still waiting for the first one to reappear in the top 300.

62- 123- ICEMAN
  
06/17 Iceman  # 1  -   34,202
06/17 Iceman  # 2  -   22,075   (-35.5%)

Wait up? Kitty Pride and Iceman had been an item? When in the world did it happen?

63- SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  180,891                             
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  
03/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #3  -    73,238   (-  9.0%)
04/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #4  -    64,931   (-11.3%)
05/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #5  -    63,821   (-  1.7%)
06/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #6  -    64,630   (+  1.3%)
07/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #7  -    62,060   (-  4.0%)
08/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #8  -    69,519   (+12.0%)
09/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #9  -    65,502   (-  5.8%)
10/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #10 -    52,468   (-19.9%)
11/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #11 -    51,278   (-  2.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #12 -    43,937    (-14.3%)
01/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #13 -    46,934    (+ 6.8%)
01/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #1.MU ($5) – 45,566  (-2.9%)
02/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #14 -	 38,307  (-15.9%)
03/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #15 -    50,691  (+32.3%)
04/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #16 -    40,484  (-20.1%)
05/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #17 -    34,613  (-14.5%)
06/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #18 -    33,616  (-  2.9%)

Since issue #2: -58.2%
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 14,777  [+489]
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.2: 4,342 

Seems to stabilize at last, whithout any trick. Second TPB is out and selling very good. Meanwhile, vol. 1 numbers keep piling up. That’s one very big success for Marvel so far.

64- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN

03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  ( 51.3%)
...
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
...
06/15  Sup. Iron Man #9 – 33,989  (  +6.2%)
...
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #1 -  279,514  
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #2 -    66,664  (-76.2%)         
11/15 Invincible Iron Man  #3 -    59,069  (-11.4%)
12/15 Invincible Iron Man  #4 -    57,639  (-  2.4%)
01/16 Invincible Iron Man  #5 -    49,225  (-14.6%)
02/16 Invincible Iron Man  #6 -    63,234 (+28.5%)  (War Machines)
03/16 Invincible Iron Man  #7 -    57,972                  (War Machines)  
04/16 Invincible Iron Man  #8 -    46,520                  (War Machines)
05/16 Invincible Iron Man  #9 -    49,334  (+6.0%)   (CV2)
06/16 Invincible Iron Man #10-    49,141  (- 0.4%)   (CV2)
07/16 Invincible Iron Man #11-    49,439   (+0.6%)  (CV2)
08/16 Invincible Iron Man #12-    50,571   (+2.3%)  (CV2)
09/16 Invincible Iron Man #13-    48,394   (- 4.3%)  (CV2)
10/16 Invincible Iron Man #14-    43,888   (- 9.3%)  (CV2)

11/16  Invincible Iron Man # 1-    97,713
12/16  Invincible Iron Man # 2-    81,271  (-16.8%)
01/17  Invincible Iron Man # 3-    44,184  (-45.7%)
02/17  Invincible Iron Man  #4-    36,600  (-17.2%)
03/17  Invincible Iron Man  #5-    38,746  (+ 5.9%)
04/17  Invincible Iron Man  #6-    31,561  (-18.5%)
05/17  Invincible Iron Man  #7-    28,266  (-10.4%)
06/17  Invincible Iron Man  #8-    33,428 (+18.3%)

Since issue#2:  -58.9%

Thank you Mary Jane variant cover.

65- PUNISHER

05/16  Punisher  #1  -  110,726     
06/16  Punisher  #2  -    47,524     (-57.1%)
07/16  Punisher  #3  -    46,534     (-  2.1%)
08/16  Punisher  #4  -    44,154     (-  5.1%)
09/16  Punisher  #5  -    38,052     (-13.8%)
10/16  Punisher  #6  -    35,344     (-  7.1%)
11/16  ---
12/16  Punisher  #7  -    33,589     (-  5.0%)
01/17  Punisher  #8  -    32,937     (-  1.9%)
02/17  Punisher  #9  -    27,448     (-16.7%)
03/17  Punisher #10 -    28,433    (+  3.6%)
04/17  Punisher #11 -	   23,863    (- 16.1%)
05/17  Punisher #12 -    23,269    (-  2.5%)
06/17  Punisher #13 -    33,287   (+43.1%)

Since issue #2 : -30.0%
PUNISHER TPB VOL.1: 2,934

Mary Jane Watson variant of course.

73- 96- DAREDEVIL
 
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
...
09/15  Daredevil v4 #18 -  29,945  (+ 0.1%)
---
---
12/15 Daredevil  #1 -   84,500
12/15 Daredevil  #2 -   49,758  (-41.1%)
01/16 Daredevil  #3 -   45,885  (-  7.8%)
02/16 Daredevil  #4 -   43,741  ( - 4.7%)
03/16  Daredevil  #5 -  44,868  (+  2.6%)
04/16  Daredevil  #6 -  48,745  (+  8.6%)
05/16  Daredevil  #7 -  43,704  (-10.3%)
06/16  Daredevil  #8 -  41,172  (-  5.8%)
07/16  Daredevil  #9 -  43,009  (+  4.4%)
08/16  Daredevil #10-  40,775  (-   5.2%)
09/16  Daredevil #11-  39,135  (-   4.0%)
10/16  Daredevil #12-  34,297  (-12.4%)
11/16  Daredevil #13-  33,910  (-  1.1%)
12/16  Daredevil #14-  30,781  (-  9.2%)
01/17  Daredevil #15-  36,014  (+17.0%)
01/17  Daredevil #16-  33,152  (-  7.9%)
02/17  Daredevil #17-  31,794  (-  4.1%)
03/17  Daredevil #18-  28,050  (-11.8%)
04/17  Daredevil #19-  28,867  (+ 2.9%)
05/17  Daredevil #20-  27,163  (-  5.9%)
06/17  Daredevil #21-  31.622 (+16.4%)
06/17  Daredevil #22-  26,199 (-17.1%)

Since issue #2 : - 47.3%

Issue #21 is the start of a new arc.

74- CABLE
  
05/17  Cable  # 1 – 60,845
06/17  Cable  # 2 – 31,557  (-48.1%)

So many swords on its two covers…

77/95/106- SECRET EMPIRE I WANT YOUR MONEY
  
06/17  SE Brave New World  # 1 – 30,858
06/17  SE Brave New World  # 2 – 21,814

06/17  SE United # 1 – 26,385   ($5)
06/17  SE Underground #1 – 24,429   ($5)

Several one shots and a mini to suck the money left from Marvel zombies’ pockets. I like the new Quicksilver costume design but apparently, it’s not very clear if the fast forward sign has to be delimited (Rafael Albuquerque cover) or not (RB Silva cover). I think Rafael made the right choice.

78-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS (

11/16  ASM Renew your vows # 1 -  96,111
12/16  ASM Renew your vows # 2 -  43,128  (-55.1%)
01/17  ASM Renew your vows # 3 -  41,167  (-  4.5%)
02/17  ASM Renew your vows # 4 -  31,750  (-22.9%)
03/17  ASM Renew your vows # 5 -  37,508  (+18.1%)
04/17  ASM Renew your vows # 6 -  29,131  (-22.3%)
05/17  ASM Renew your vows # 7 -  25,770  (-11.5%)
06/17  ASM Renew your vows # 8 – 29,699  (+15.2%)

Since issue #2: -31.1%

The sales power of Mary Jane Watson venomized variant.

79- DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER LTD 
  
04/17	Deadpool VS Punisher Ltd  #1  -  45,509
04/17	Deadpool VS Punisher Ltd  #2  -  35,977  (-20.9%)
05/17	Deadpool VS Punisher Ltd  #3  -  31,418  (-12.7%)
05/17	Deadpool VS Punisher Ltd  #4  -  29,657  (-  5.6%)
06/17  Deadpool VS Punisher  Ltd  #5  -  29,610  (-  0.2%)

Excellent results.

81- SPIDER-MAN

02/16  Spider-Man  #1  -  99,951
03/16  Spider-Man  #2  -  60,627  (-39.3%)
04/16  Spider-Man  #3  -  59,789  (-  1.4%)
05/16  Spider-Man  #4  -  49,167  (-17.8%)
06/16  Spider-Man  #5  -  47,025  (-  4.4%)
07/16  Spider-Man  #6  -  52,731  (+12.1%) (CV2)
08/16  Spider-Man  #7  -  47,678  (-  9.6%)  (CV2)
09/16  Spider-Man  #8  -  44,745  (-  6.2%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Spider-Man  #9  -  39,701  (-11.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man #10 -  40,006   (+0.8%)
12/16  Spider-Man #11 -  35,865   (-10.4%)
01/17  Spider-Man #12 -  47,517  (+32.5%)
02/17  Spider-Man #13 -  34,195  (-28.0%)
03/17  Spider-Man #14-   33,403  (-  2.3%)
04/17  Spider-Man #15-   34,103  (+ 2.1%)
05/17  Spider-Man #16-   30,775  (-  9.8%)
06/17  Spider-Man #17-   29,428  (-  4.4%)

Since issue #2: -51.5%             

Greetings the 20K zone for the first time..

 82-SPIDER-GWEN

02/15 Spider-Gwen #1 -  278,575
03/15 Spider-Gwen #2 -  107,070 (-61.6%)
04/15 spider-Gwen  #3 -  102,234 (- 4.5%)
05/15 Spider-Gwen #4 -    86,586 (-15.3%)
06/15 Spider-Gwen #5 -    67,697 (-21.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 ---
09/15 ---
10/15 Spider-Gwen  #1 -  197,103   
11/15 Spider-Gwen  #2 -    62,209  (-68.4%)
12/15 Spider-Gwen  #3 -    54,844  (-11.8%)
01/16 Spider-Gwen  #4 -    48,664  (-11.3%)
02/16 Spider-Gwen  #5 -    43,796  (-10.0%)
03/16 Spider-Gwen  #6 -    46,060  (+ 5.2%)
04/16 Spider-Gwen  #7 -    60,900  (+32.2%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Gwen  #8 -    49,681  (-18.4%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Gwen  #9 -    41,713  (-17,1%)
07/16 Spider-Gwen #10-    35,136  (-15.8%)
08/16 Spider-Gwen #11-    36,212  (+ 3.1%)
09/16 Spider-Gwen #12-    34,004  (-  6.1%)
10/16 Spider-Gwen #13-    29,346  (-13.7%)
11/16 Spider-Gwen #14-    28,906  (-  1.5%)
12/16 Spider-Gwen #15-    27,898   (-  3.5%)
01/17 Spider-Gwen #16-    34,768  (+24.6%)
02/17 Spider-Gwen #17-    29,255  (-15.9%)
03/17 Spider-Gwen #18-    34,810  (+19.0%)
04/17 ---
05/17 Spider-Gwen #19-    28,546  (- 18.0%)
05/17 Spider-Gwen #20-    24,603  (- 13.8%)
06/17 Spider-Gwen #21-    28,535  (+16.0%)

Since issue #2 : - 54.1%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 11,686  
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1:   6,466    
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.2:   2,848
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.3:   2,306

Of course, sales will be back to standartd levels next month. Vol. 3 is out, selling ok. Previous volumes don’t register in the top 300 anymore.

83- STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION LTD 
  
04/17	SW Rogue One Ltd #1  -  64,518
05/17   SW Rogue One Ltd #2  -  31,966  (-50.5%)
06/17   SW Rogue One Ltd #3  -  28,256  (-11.6%)

Thinking about the people giving up beetween issues of this title frightens me.

86- CHAMPIONS 

10/16  Champions  #1  -    334,937    
11/16  Champions  #2  -       49,733  (-85.2%)
12/16  Champions  #3  -       47,481  (-  4.5%)
01/17  Champions  #4  -       34,969  (-26.4%)
02/17  Champions  #5  -       31,344  (-10.4%)
02/17  Champions #1.MU ($5) -  20,999  (-33.0%)
03/17  Champions  # 6 -       33,220  (+58.2%)
04/17  Champions  # 7 -       27,734  (-16.5%)
05/17  Champions  # 8 -       24,602  (-11.3%)
06/17  Champions  # 9 -       27,444  (+11.6%)

Since issue #2: - 44.8%
HAMPIONS TPB VOL.1 : 5,035

You know the song: MJ variant.

88- UNCANNY AVENGERS

03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
...
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
...
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #9 –  69,518  (  0.1%)
01/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #1 – 74,849
02/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #2 – 51,339 (-31.4%)
---
04/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #3 – 50,595 (-1.4%)
05/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #4 – 46,682 (-7.7%)
06/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #5 – 43,417 (-7.0%)

10/15 Uncanny Avengers  #1 - 105,234
11/15 Uncanny Avengers  #2 -   55,008 (-47.3%)
12/15 Uncanny Avengers  #3 -   53,216 (-  3.3%)
01/16 Uncanny Avengers  #4 -   47,172 (-11.4%)
02/16 Uncanny Avengers  #5 -   43,618  (- 7.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #6 -   41,567  (- 4.7%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #7 -   47,135 (+13.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Uncanny Avengers  #8 -   45,659  (-  3.1%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Uncanny Avengers  #9 -   40,025  (-12.3%)
06/16 Uncanny Avengers #10-   38,614  (-  3.5%)
07/16 Uncanny Avengers #11-   45,452  (+17.7%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #12-   39,337   (-13.5%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #13-   37,908   (-  3.6%) (CV2)
09/16 Uncanny Avengers #14-   34,996   (-  7.7%) (CV2)
10/16 Uncanny Avengers #15-   38,058  (+  8.7%)
11/16 Uncanny Avengers #16-   32,854   (-13.7%)   (CV2)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #17-   31,025   (-  5.6%)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #18-   30,062   (-  3.1%)
01/17 Uncanny Avengers #19-   33,957  (+13.0%)
02/17 Uncanny Avengers #20-   31,089  (-  8.5%)
03/17 Uncanny Avengers #21-   27,622  (- 11.2%)
04/17 Uncanny Avengers #22-   27,438  (-   0.7%)
05/17 Uncanny Avengers #23-   26,915  (-   1.9%)
06/17 Uncanny Avengers #24-   27,294  (+  1.4%)     (SE)

Since issue #2 : -  50.4%

An uncanny steadiness for the last 4 months!

89- 110-BEN REILLY SCARLET SIDER 
  
04/17	Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 1  -  53,240
05/17   Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 2  -  29,501  (-44.6%)
06/17   Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 3  -  27,053  (-  8.3%)
06/17   Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 4  -  23,939  (-11.5%)

Since issue #2: -18.9%

Well, that was quick! Ben is already back to its standard costume! Apparently, I wasn’t the only one concerned with the hood. No matter what, it’s going down, fast.

94- BLACK BOLT
  
05/17  Black Bolt  # 1 – 45,028
06/17  Black Bolt  # 2 – 26,435  (-41.3%)

Who’s next? Medusa? Be prepared for worse results, because there was some overshipping here.

97-- INFAMOUS IRON MAN

03/16  International Iron Man  #1  -  70,824
04/16  International Iron Man  #2  -   40,459  (-42.9%)
05/16  International Iron Man  #3  -   35,282  (-12.8%)     
06/16  International Iron Man  #4  -   28,998  (-17.8%)
07/16  International iron Man  #5  -   27,697  (-  4.5%)
08/16  International Iron Man  #6  -   28,337  (+ 2.3%)
09/16  International Iron Man  #7  -   25,496  (-10.0%)  (CV2)

10/16  Infamous Iron Man  #1 -  73,735
11/16  Infamous Iron Man  #2  - 40,225  (-45.4%)
12/16  Infamous Iron Man  #3  - 40,546  (+ 0.8%)
01/17  Infamous Iron Man  #4  - 36,373  (-10.3%)
02/17  Infamous Iron Man  #5  - 29,685  (-18.4%)
03/17  Infamous Iron Man  #6  - 28,319  (-  4.6%)
04/17  Infamous Iron Man  #7  - 27,032  (-  4.6%)
05/17  Infamous Iron Man  #8 -  26,330  (-  2.6%)
06/17  Infamous Iron Man  #9 – 25,954  (-  1.4%)

Since issue #2: -35.5%
INFAMOUS IRON MAN TPB VOL.1 : 2,444

Everything you always wanted to know about Mama Doom whithout asking for it.

99- THANOS

11/16   Thanos # 1 -  54,768   
12/16	Thanos # 2 -  35,187  (-35.8%)
01/17	Thanos # 3 -  36,643  (+  4.1%)
02/17   Thanos # 4 -  32,032  (-12.6%)
03/17   Thanos # 5 -  34,901  (+ 9.0%)
04/17   Thanos # 6 -  27,840  (-20.2%)
05/17   Thanos # 7 -  25,790  (-  7.4%)
06/17   Thanos # 8 -  25,661  (-  0.5%)

Since issue #2: -27.1%

A real levelling out, as there is no variant at all.

100- BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  286,755                         
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -  102,366   (-64.3%)       
06/16   Black Panther   #3  -    75,037  (-26.7%)
07/16   Black Panther   #4  -    72,302  (-  3.6%)
08/16   Black Panther   #5  -    83,756 (+15.8%)
09/16   Black Panther   #6  -    58,746 (- 29.9%)
10/16   Black Panther   #7  -    60,857 (+  3.6%)
11/16   Black Panther   #8  -    43,451 (-  28.6%)
12/16	Black Panther   #9  -    39,123 (-  10.0%)
01/17   Black Panther  #10 -	  38,741  (-  1.0%)
02/17   Black Panther  #11 -   35,492  (-  8.4%)
03/17   Black Panther  #12 -   37,612  (+ 6.0%)
04/17   Black Panther  #13 -   30,509  (-18.9%)
05/17   Black Panther  #14 -   27,287  (-10.6%)
06/17   Black Panther  #15 -   25,466  (-  6.7%)

Since issue #2: -75.1%

Diving into oblivion, thanks to Marvel’s poor strategies.

103- HULK 

12/16  Hulk #1 -  89,810
01/17  Hulk #2 -  32,585  (-63.7%)
02/17  Hulk #3 -  27,968  (-14.2%)
03/17  Hulk #4 -  30,304  (+ 8.3%)
04/17  Hulk #5 – 22,644  (-25.3%)
05/17  Hulk #6 -  20,482  (-  9.5%)
06/17  Hulk #7 -  25,089  (+22.5%)

Since issue #2: -23.0%

Always the same magic words: Mary jane variant.

105- IRON FIST 
  
03/17	Iron Fist  #1  -  89,652
04/17	Iron Fist  #2  -  28,469  (-68.2%)
05/17   Iron Fist  #3  -  22,466  (-20.1%)
06/17   Iron Fist  #4  -  24,706 (+10.0%)

Issue #2: -13.2%

I would guess the variant does indeed feature Mary Jane as Iron Fist but perhaps people were as dubious as me seeing that the bump in sales is one of weakest for this stunt.

113- I AM GROOT
  
05/17  I Am Groot  # 1 – 32,260
06/17  I Am Groot  # 2 – 23,202  (-28.1%)

I am a very cushioned fall.

114-  JEAN GREY
  
05/17   Jean Grey  # 1 – 70,702
05/17   Jean Grey  # 2  - 29,349  (-58.5%)
06/17   Jean Grey  # 3  - 23,140  (-22.2%)

Let’s hope Jean is not reading my mind because she would know something bad will soon happen.

115- TOTALLY AWESOME HULK 

12/15 Totally Awesome Hulk  #1 -  74,471    
01/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #2 -  39,469  (-47.0%)
02/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #3 -  35,709  ( - 9.5%)
03/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #4 -  35,285  ( - 1.2%)
04/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #5 -  31,165  (- 11.7%)
05/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #6 -  26,775  (- 14.1%)
06/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #7 -  30,808  (+15.1%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #8 -  27,522   (-  9.2%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #9 -  26,936   (-  2.1%)  (CV2)
08/16 ---
09/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #10 - 26,193  (-  2.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #11 - 26,259  (+ 1.3%) (CV2)
11/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #12 - 22,448  (-14.5%)
12/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #13 - 22,207  (-  1.1%)
01/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #14 -  22,847 (+  2.9%)
01/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #15 -  23,623 (+  3.4%)
02/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #16 -  18,136  (-23.2%)
03/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #17 -  23,020  (+26.9%)
03/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #1.MU -  16,040 (-30.3%) ($5)
04/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #18 -  16,009  (-  0.8%)
05/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #19 -  17,742  (+10.8%)
06/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #20 -  23,019  (+29.7%)

Since issue #2: - 40.7%

Apparently, there is a kind of Hulk with claws wandering around… Well, why not give it a big gun and venomize it? I was thinking we were back in the 90’s, but in fact, it’s worse than the 90’s! That’s Part 2 of Total Annihilation of the Mutant Mind Exploding at Gunpoint. (with more than half the “readers” of part 1 lost)

118-  GWENPOOL

04/16-  Gwenpool  #1  -  100,852  
05/16   Gwenpool  #2  -     38,162    (-62.2%)   
06/16   Gwenpool  #3  -     33,018    (-13.5%)
07/16   Gwenpool  #4  -     33,174    (+ 0.5%)
08/16   Gwenpool  #5  -     30,232    (-  8.9%)
09/16   Gwenpool  #6  -     25,890    (-14.4%)
10/16   Gwenpool  #7  -     34,365   (+32.7%)
11/16   Gwenpool  #8  -     24,395   (- 29.0%)
12/16   Gwenpool  #9  -     20,031    (-17.9%)
01/17   Gwenpool #10 -     21,653   (+  8.1%)
02/17   Gwenpool #11 -     17,975    (-17.0%)
02/17   Gwenpool #12 -     17,080   (-  5.0%)
03/17	Gwenpool #13-      26,850   (+  57.2%)
04/17	Gwenpool #14-      17,972   (-  33.1%)
05/17   Gwenpool #15-      15,624   (- 12.1%)
05/17   Gwenpool #16-      15,500   (-   0.8%)
06/17   Gwenpool #17-      22,292   (+43.8%)

Since issue #2: -40.6%
GWENPOOL VOL.1:   5,310   
GWENPOOL VOL.2:   1,971

MJ variant cover. Here again, it wasn’t easy to recognize Mary Jane.

119- JESSICA JONES

10/16  Jessica Jones  #1  -    74,291
11/16  Jessica Jones  #2  -    36,893  (-50.3%)
12/16  Jessica Jones  #3  -    38,601  (+ 4.6%)
01/17  Jessica Jones  #4  -    32,252  (-16.4%)
02/17  Jessica Jones  #5  -    25,769  (-20.1%)
03/17  Jessica Jones  #6  -    27,342  (+ 6.1%)
04/17  Jessica Jones  #7  -    23,273  (-14.9%)
05/17  Jessica Jones  #8  -    23,043  (-  1.0%)
06/17  Jessica Jones  #9  -    22,261  (-  3.4%)

Since issue #2: -39.6%
JESSICA JONES TPB VOL.1 : 3,316

Almost 3/4 of the MU titles would kill for a sales trajectory like that.

120- GENERATION X
  
05/17  Generation X  # 1 – 45,028
05/17  Generation X  # 2 – 30,396  (-32.5%)
06/17  Generation X  # 3 – 22,220  (-26.9%)

It’s even lower than Jean Grey. Did anybody really ask for their return?

129- MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL

11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
...
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
...
05/15  Captain Marvel v7 #15 – 19,740 (-35.4%)
...
06/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #1 -  47,302
...
08/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #4 -  22,106 (-   9.0%)
...
01/16  Captain Marvel  #1  -  52,972  
02/16  Captain Marvel  #2  -  28,962  (-45.4%)   
03/16  Captain Marvel  #3  -  28,469  (  -1.7%)  
04/16  Captain Marvel  #4  -  25,156  (-11.6%)
05/16  Captain Marvel  #5  -  23,812  (-  5.3%)
06/16  Captain Marvel  #6  -  28,213  (+18.5%)  (CV2)
07/16  Captain Marvel  #7  -  23,895  (-15.3%)   (CV2)
08/16  Captain Marvel  #8  -  23,024  (-  3.5%)   (CV2)
09/16  Captain Marvel  #9  -  24,753  (+ 7.5%)   (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Captain Marvel #10 -  19,893  (-19.6%)
12/16  Mighty Captain Marvel #0 -  53,263
01/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #1 -  48,519  (-8.9%)
02/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #2 -  24,172  (-50.2%)
03/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #3 -  28,649  (+17.8%)
04/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #4 -  17,893  (-37.5%)
05/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #5 -  17,164   (- 4.1%)(SE)
06/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #6 -  20,870  (+21.6%)(SE)

Since issue #2: -13.7%
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.2: 1,621

Secret Empire tie-in with a Chris Samnee variant.

130- SECRET WARRIORS
  
05/17  Secret Warriors  # 1 – 31,864                  (SE)
05/17  Secret Warriors  # 2 -  23,902  (-25.0%)  (SE)
06/17  Secret Warriors  # 3 -  20,457   (-14.5%) (SE)

Since issue#2: -14.5%

By the time those Inhumans will unite to form a new super-hero team, the serie will be over.

135- CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON 

02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
...
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
11/14  Captain America v8 #1  –120,500  (  62.4%)
12/14  Captain America v8 #2  – 50,077  ( -58.4%)
01/15  Captain America v8 #3  - 50,045  ( -0.1%)
02/15  Captain America v8 #4  - 41,222  (-17.6%)
03/15  Captain America v8 #5  - 38,871  (- 5.7%)
04/15  Captain America v8 #6  - 38,199  (- 1.7%)
...
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #1 -  62,535
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #2 -  40,224  (-35.7%)
11/15 CA S. Wilson  #3 -  33,984  (-15.5%)
12/15 CA S. Wilson  #4 -  29,512  (-13.2%)
01/16 CA S. Wilson  #5 -  29,081  (-  1.5%)
02/16 CA S. Wilson  #6 -  27,111  (-  6.8%)
03/16 CA S. Wilson  #7 -  54,881(+102.4%)
04/16 CA S. Wilson  #8 -  31,052  (-43.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 CA S. Wilson  #9  - 27,480  (-11.5%) (Stand Off)
06/16 CA S. Wilson #10 - 31,989  (+16.4%) (CV2)
07/16 CA S. Wilson #11 - 29,145  (-  8.2%)  (CV2)
08/16 CA S. Wilson #12 - 30,479  (+ 4.6%)  (CV2)
09/16 CA S. Wilson #13 - 28,158  (-  7.6%)  (CV2)
10/16 CA S. Wilson #14 - 27,702  (-  1.6%)
11/16 CA S. Wilson #15 - 22,006  (-20.6%)   
12/16 CA S. Wilson #16 - 21,229  (-  3.5%)
01/17 CA S. Wilson #17 – 22,852  (+  7.6%)
01/17 CA S. Wilson #18 – 21,848  (-  4.4%)
02/17 CA S. Wilson #19 -  18,105 (-17.1%)
03/17 CA S. Wilson #20 -  17,496  (-  3.4%)
04/17 CA S. Wilson #21 -  18,650  (+  6.6%)
05/17 CA S. Wilson #22 -  18,523  (-   0.7%)  (SE)
06/17 CA S. Wilson #23 -  18,432   (-  0.5%)  (SE)

Since issue #2 : -54.2%

Steadiness whithout a variant. Nice..

136- 222-250- TRUE BELIEVERS ($1)
  
06/17  Amazing Spider-Man #1 – 18,201
06/17  PP Spectacular Spider-Man #1 – 9,422
06/17  Miles Morales Spider-Man #1 – 7,193

 137- MS MARVEL 

02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- )
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%)
...
02/15  Ms. Marvel #12 – 29,054  ( -2.7%)
03/15  Ms. Marvel #13 – 32,425  (+11.6%)
04/15  Ms. Marvel #14 – 32,058  (- 1.1%)
05/15  Ms. Marvel #15 – 32,185  (+ 0.4%)
06/15  Ms. Marvel #16 – 32,855  (+ 2.1%)
07/15 ---
08/15  Ms. Marvel #17 – 31,567  (- 3.9%)
09/15  Ms. Marvel #18 -  33,761  (+7.0%)

11/15  Ms Marvel  #1 -  79,222   
12/15  Ms Marvel  #2 -  46,610  (-41.2%)      
01/16  Ms Marvel  #3 -  32,364   (-30.6%)
02/16  Ms Marvel  #4 -  30,916   (-  4.5%)
03/16  Ms Marvel  #5 -  31,871  (  +3.1%)
04/16  Ms Marvel  #6 -  29,863  (-  6.3%)
05/16  Ms Marvel  #7 -  29,840  (-  0.1%)
06/16  Ms Marvel  #8 -  31,798  (+ 6.6%)  (CV2)
07/16  Ms Marvel  #9 -  28,313  (-11.0%)  (CV2)
08/16  Ms Marvel #10-  29,395  (+ 3.8%)  (CV2)
09/16  Ms Marvel #11-  27,278  (-  7.2%)  (CV2)
10/16  Ms Marvel #12-  28,348  (+ 3.9%)
11/16  Ms Marvel #13-  23,621  (-16.7%)
12/16 ---
01/17  Ms Marvel #14-  24,006  (+1.6%)
02/17  Ms Marvel #15-  19,870  (-17.2%)
03/17  Ms Marvel #16-  19,172  (-  3.5%)
04/17  Ms Marvel #17-  20,881  (+ 8.9%)
05/17  Ms Marvel #18-  18,271  (-12.5%)
06/17  Ms Marvel #19-  17,907  (-  2.0%)

Since issue #2 : -61.6 %
VOL.1 : 47,827    
VOL.2 : 18,698
VOL.3 :  11,282
VOL.4 :   6,642
VOL.5 :    5,200
VOL.6:     3,500
HC vol.1 : 1,942
HC vol.2 : 2,653
HC vol.3 : 776

First clouds in the collection market: sales of the third HC are very weak -perhaps a correction next month? -and the first TPB is missing for the first time in the top300.

141- LUKE CAGE
  
05/17  Luke Cage  # 1 – 34,132
06/17  Luke Cage  # 2 – 17,277  (-49.4%)

Forget what I will say in my The Crew commentary. THIS is by far the ugliest Cassaday cover ever. Is he trying a new style or did he damage his hands -if so, sorry, I hope he’ll get better soon-?

143- ROYALS 
  
04/17	Royals  # 1  -  40,941
04/17	Royals  # 2  -   28,469  (-30.5%)
05/17   Royals  # 3  -   19,650  (-31.0%)
06/17   Royals  # 4  -   17,007  (-13.4%)

Since issue #2: -40.3%

Royalty doesn’t sell. Just ask Guillotine.

 144- ULTIMATES

11/15  Ultimates  #1 -  61,406  
12/15  Ultimates  #2 -  37,055   (-39.7%)
01/16  Ultimates  #3 -  30,068   (-18.9%)
02/16  Ultimates  #4 -  27,177   (-  9.6%)
03/16  Ultimates  #5 -  28,627   (+ 5.3%)
04/16  Ultimates  #6 -  26,146   (-  8.7%)
05/16  Ultimates  #7 -  26,500   (+ 1.4%)
06/16  Ultimates  #8 -  30,675   (+15.6%) (CV2)
07/16  Ultimates  #9 -  27,588   (-10.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Ultimates #10-  26,848   (-  2.7%)  (CV2)
09/16  Ultimates #11-  26,030   (-  3.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  Ultimates #12-  23,871   (-  8.3%)  (CV2)  END

11/16  Ultimates 2  # 1-  34,646
12/16  Ultimates 2  # 2-  23,844  (-31.2%)
01/17  Ultimates 2   #3-  24,369  (+2.2%)
02/17  Ultimates 2   #4-  21,235  (-12.9%)
03/17  Ultimates 2   #5-  17,975  (-15.4%)
04/17  Ultimates 2   #6-  17,350  (  -3.5%)
05/17  Ultimates 2   #7-  18,490  (+  6.6%) (SE)
06/17  Ultimates 2   #8-  16,801  (-   9.1%)

Since issue #2: -29.5%

Back to its standard sales pattern.

145- ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT 

01/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #1  -  59,028
02/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #2  -  29,180  (-50.6%)    
03/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #3  -  24,855  (-14.8%)
04/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #4  -  24,179  (-  2.7%)
05/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #5  -  21,138  (-12.6%)
06/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #6  -  20,392  (-  3.5%)
07/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #7  -  19,142  (-  6.1%)
08/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #8  -  20,646  (+ 7.9%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #9  -  17,522  (-15.1%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #10-  16,505  (-  5.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Rocket Raccoon  # 1 -  59,305
01/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 2 -  22,113  (-62.7%)
02/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 3 – 15,791  (-28.6%)
03/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 4 -  14,324  (-  9.3%)
04/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 5 – 13,373   (- 6.6%)

05/17 Rocket  # 1 – 27,749
06/17 Rocket  # 2 – 16,177  (-41.7%)

Wel, now we know who was getting the most readers beetween Rocket and Groot…

150- US AVENGERS
  
01/17  US Avengers   #1 -  110,729
01/17  US Avengers   #2 -    29,523  (-73.3%)
02/17  US Avengers   #3 -    19,476  (-33.4%)
03/17  US Avengers   #4 -    17,073
04/17  US Avengers   #5 -    17,880  (+  4.7%)
05/17  US Avengers   #6 -    16,491  (-   7.8%)  (SE)
06/17  US Avengers   #7 -    15,664  (-   5.0%)  (SE)

Since issue #2: -46.9%

OMG. A new French super-hero, named….Guillotine! OK, Marvel, let me help you naming your next new American super-hero. What do you think of … Electric Chair?

154- DR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME

10/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #1  -    149,710  
11/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #2  -      29,349  (-80.4%)
12/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #3  -      25,054  (-14.6%)
01/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #4  - 	    26,098  (+ 4.1%)
02/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #5 -       19,402  (-25.7%)
03/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #6 -       18,094  (-  6.7%)
04/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #7 -       16,887  (-  6.7%)
05/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #8 -       15,702  (-  7.0%)
06/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #9 -       15,129  (-  3.6%)

Since issue#2: -48.5%

You always hope that Marvel will learn not to overdo it when a character seems to sell well, but, seing what’s transpiring right nopw about Venom, I fear history will repeat itself.

157- SPIDER-MAN 2099 

07/14 Spider-Man 2099  #1  -  90,690  ( --- )
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%)
11/14 Spider-Man 2099  #6  -  38,634  ( -5.5%)
---
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  38,455 (-0.5%)
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  37,484 (-2.5%)
02/15 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  34,374 (-8.3%)
03/15 Spider-Man 2099 #10 -  33,528 (-2.5%)
04/15 Spider-Man 2099 #11 -  31,665 (-5.6%)
05/15 Spider-Man 2099 #12 -  28,916 (-8.7%)
...
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #1 -  57,719
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #2 -  40,701  (-29.5%)
11/15 Spider-Man 2099  #3 -  34,969  (-14.1%)
12/15 Spider-Man 2099  #4 -  32,464  (-  7.2%)
01/16 Spider-Man 2099  #5 -  28,489  (-12.2%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #6 -  26,626  ( - 6.5%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  26,163  (-  1.7%)
03/16 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  28,580  ( +9.2%)
04/16 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  24,081  (-15.7%)
05/16 Spider-Man 2099 #10-  23,040  (-  4.3%)
06/16 Spider-Man 2099 #11-  22,722  (-  1.4%)
07/16 Spider-Man 2099 #12-  22,480  (-  1.1%)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #13-  22,793  (+ 1.4%)  (CV2)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #14-  21,908   (- 3.9%)  (CV2)
09/16 Spider-Man 2099 #15-  21,362   (- 2.5%)  (CV2)
10/16 Spider-Man 2099 #16-  20,671   (- 3.2%)  (CV2)
11/16 Spider-Man 2099 #17-  19,271   (- 6.8%)
12/16 Spider-Man 2099 #18-  18,053   (- 6.3%)
01/17 Spider-Man 2099 #19-  20,262  (+12.2%)
02/17 Spider-Man 2099 #20-  16,690  (- 17.6%)
03/17 Spider-Man 2099 #21-  15,770  (-  5.5%)
04/17 Spider-Man 2099 #22-	 15,273  (-  3.2%)
05/17 Spider-Man 2099 #23-  15,187  (-  0.6%)
06/17 Spider-Man 2099 #24-  14,828  (-  2.4%)

Since issue #2: -63.6%

Peter David is one of the few writers whith as much success as before when going back to a series he worked on two decades ago (X-Factor). Perhaps giving him back the Hulk would be the answer to redeem this damaged franchise?

159- BLACK PANTHER CREW 
  
04/17	BP Crew  #1  -  35,604
05/17   BP Crew  #2  -  18,183  (-48.9%)
06/17   BP Crew  #3  -  14,634  (-19.5%)

With one of the ugliest John Cassaday cover ever -what happened?. This won’t help.

161- HAWKEYE 

03/15  All New Hawkeye #1  -  66,608
04/15  All New Hawkeye #2  -  42,730  (-35.8%)
05/15  All New Hawkeye #3  -  38,087  (-10.9%)
06/15  ---
07/15  All New Hawkeye #4  -  31,661  (-16.9%)
08/15  ---
09/15	All New Hawkeye #5  - 31,141  (-  1.6%)
10/15  ---
11/15  All New Hawkeye  #1  -  68,933
12/15  All New Hawkeye  #2  -  35,363  (-48.7%)
01/16  All New Hawkeye  #3  -  26,913  (-23.9%)
02/16  All New Hawkeye  #4  -  24,903   (- 7.5%)
03/16  All New Hawkeye  #5  -  24,779   (- 0.5%)
04/16  All New Hawkeye  #6  -  21,209  (-14.4%)
05/16 ---
06/16 ---
07/16 ---
08/16 ---
09/16 ---
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Hawkeye #1 -  70,884
01/17  Hawkeye #2 -  27,049  (-61.8%)
02/17  Hawkeye #3 -  20,089  (-25.7%)
03/17  Hawkeye #4 -  17,234  (-14.2%)
04/17  Hawkeye #5 -  16,031  (-  7.0%)
05/17  Hawkeye #6 -  15,304  (-  4.5%)
06/17  Hawkeye #7 -  14,474  (-  5.4%)

Since issue#2 : -46.5%

VOL.1:  47,268
VOL.2:  25,657
VOL.3:  13,536
VOL.4:   8,814
VOL.5:   4,109
VOL.6:   2,583
 VOL.1:   2,210

This franchise is dead. It worked very well but it seems that it is just over. Aja volumes stopped selling enough to appear in the top 300 for quite some time now and none of the relaunches have reignited the flame.

165- SILVER SURFER 

03/14  Silver Surfer  #1 -  64,919  (  --- )
04/14  Silver Surfer  #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer  #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer  #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer  #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer  #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
11/14  Silver Surfer  #7 -  25,759  ( -8.2%)
12/14  ---
01/15  Silver Surfer  #8 -  23,420  (- 9.1%)
02/15  Silver Surfer  #9 -  21,716  (- 7.3%)
03/15  Silver Surfer #10 -  21,100  (- 2.8%)
04/15  Silver Surfer #11 -  20,776  (- 1.5%)
05/15  ---
06/15  Silver Surfer #12 -  20,704  (- 0.3%)
07/15  Silver Surfer #13 -  24,321  (+17.5%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Silver Surfer #14 -   23,008  (-  5.4%)
10/15 ---
11/15 Silver Surfer #15 -   21,343   (-  7.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16  Silver Surfer  #1  -  57,633  
02/16  Silver Surfer  #2  -  25,009  (-56.6%)    
03/16 - -
04/16  Silver Surfer  #3  -  23,151  (-  7.4%)  
05/16  Silver Surfer  #4  -  21,063  (-  9.0%)
06/16 ---
07/16  Silver Surfer  #5  -  20,165 (-  4.3%)
08/16  Silver Surfer  #6  -  18,991 (-  5.8%)
09/16 ---
10/16  Silver Surfer   #7 -  17,588  (-  7.4%)
11/16 ---
12/16  Silver Surfer   #8 -  16,217  (-  7.8%)
01/17 ---
02/17 ---
03/17 Silver Surfer	#9 – 16,082  (-  0.8%)
04/17 Silver Surfer   #10 – 15,041  (- 6.5%)
05/17 Silver Surfer   #11 -  14,202  (- 5.6%)
06/17 Silver Surfer   #12 -  13,858  (- 2.4%)

Since issue #2: -44.6%    

4 issues in a row!!

166- MAN-THING LTD
   
03/17	Man-Thing Ltd #1 of 5 -  43,131
03/17	Man-Thing Ltd #2 of 5 -  21,116  (-51.0%)
04/17	Man-Thing Ltd #3 of 5 -  16,199  (-23.3%)
05/17   Man-Thing Ltd #4 of 5 -  14,769  (-  8.8%)
06/17   Man-Thing Ltd #5 of 5 -  13,647  (-  7.6%)

Despite the not-very-pretty falls from one issue to another, the sales result is quite respectable.

169- NOVA

02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
...
05/15  Nova v5 #31 – 18,129  ( -2.7%)

11/15	Nova  #1 - 45,536  
12/15  Nova  #2 -  27,120   (-40.4%)
01/16  Nova  #3 -  23,464   (-13.5%)
02/16  Nova  #4 -  18,187   (-22.5%)
03/16  Nova  #5  - 16,886   (-  7.2%)
04/16  Nova  #6  - 15,795   (-  6.5%)
05/16  Nova  #7  - 15,377   (-  2.6%)
06/16  Nova  #8  - 19,720   (+28.2%) (CV2)
07/16  Nova  #9  - 16,726   (-15.2%)  (CV2)
08/16  Nova #10 - 14,766   (-11.7%)
09/16  Nova #11 - 14,341  (-  2.9%)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Nova  #1 -  58,393
01/17  Nova  #2 -  23,098  (-60.4%)
02/17  Nova  #3 -  19,265  (-16.6%)
03/17  Nova  #4  - 15,323  (-20.5%)
04/17  Nova  #5  - 14,525   (-  5.2%)
05/17  Nova  #6  - 14,124   (-  2.8%)
06/17  Nova  #7  - 13,456   (-  4.7%)

Since issue #2 : -41.7%

You can follow Ramon Perez in a very nice upcoming Mary Jane graphic novel.

174- NICK FURY 
  
04/17	Nick Fury  #1  -  31,683
05/17   Nick Fury  #2  -  16,690  (-47.3%)
06/17   Nick Fury  #3  -  12,689  (-24.0%)

Actually, that’s at least 12,690 as you can add the copy I bought in France (my first Marvel floppy in years!). I bet Aco would be terrific on Cloak and Dagger – you know, the return ongoing series Marvel has promised us for years!

176- AMERICA
  
04/17  America # 1 -  43,592
04/17  America # 2 -  23,987  (-45.0%)
05/17  America # 3 -  16,262  (-32.2%)
06/17  America # 4 -  12,624  (-22.4%)

Since issue #2: -47.4%

Let’s not turn around for years: it’s a sales disaster. A TPB redemption is still possible.

184-MONSTERS UNLEASHED 
  
01/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #1 -   91,154                   
02/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #2  -  51,389  (-43.6%) 
02/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #3  -  38,205  (-25.7%)
03/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #4  -  34,937  (-  8.6%)
03/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #5  -  33,205  (-  5.0%)
04/17  Monsters Unleashed  #1  -  27,317   
05/17  Monsters Unleashed  #2  -  15,324  (-43.9%)
06/17  Monsters Unleashed  #3  -  12,033  (-21.5%)

Ouch. Not every event can turn into an ongoing.

186- 202- ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE  LTD ($5)
  
05/17  Zombies Assemble  Ltd #1 –  18,036
06/17  Zombies Assemble Ltd  #2  -  11,887  (-34.1%)
06/17  Zombies Assemble Ltd  #3  -  10,558  (-11.2%)

That was predictable.

194- ELEKTRA
  
02/17  Elektra   #1 -  44,310
03/17  Elektra   #2 -  19,712  (-55.5%)
04/17  Elektra   #3 -  15,113   (-23.3%)
05/17  Elektra   #4 -  13,029   (-13.8%)
06/17  Elektra   #5  - 11,579   (-11.1%)  END

Since issue #2: -41.3%

I’m dreaming of a team-up book: “Electro and Elektra”, only because of its name. That’s a gimmick, so perhaps Marvel will give it a chance.

196- KINGPIN
  
02/17  Kingpin  #1 -   36,095
03/17  Kingpin  #2 -   24,789  (-31.3%)
04/17  Kingpin  #3 -   13,765  (-44.5%)
05/17  Kingpin  #4 -   12,110  (-12.0%)
06/17  Kingpin  #5 -   11,218  (-  7.4%)  END

Since issue #2: -54.7%

It won’t matter now if it’s slowing down or not.

199- UNBEATTABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

01/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #1 - 41,693
02/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #2 – 24,621  (-40.9%)
03/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #3 – 26,586  ( +8.0%)
04/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #4 – 20,987  (-21.1%)
05/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #5 – 20,088  (- 4.3%)
06/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #6 – 19,341  (- 3.7%)
07/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #7 – 19,801  (+ 2.4%)
08/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #8 -  19,134  (- 3.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #1 -  43,155
11/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #2 -  23,064  (-46.6%)
12/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #3 -  25,350  (+ 9.9%)
01/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #4 -  19,923  (-21.4%)
02/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #5 -  17,743  (-10.9%)
03/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #6 -  20,739 (+16.9%)
04/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #7 -  17,869 (-13.8%)
05/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #8 -  15,131 (-15.3%)
06/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #9 -  14,692  (- 2.9%)
07/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #10-  14,590  (- 0.7%)
08/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #11-  13,872  (- 4.9%)
09/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #12-  14,379  (+ 3.7%)
10/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #13-  14,688  (+ 2.1%)
11/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #14-  12,933  (-11.9%)
12/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #15-  12,556  (-  2.9%)
01/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #16-  17,569  (+39.9%)
02/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #17-  11,898  (-32.3%)
03/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #18-  17,765 (+49.3%)
04/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #19-  11,074  (-37.7%)
05/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #20-  10,999  (-  0.7%)
06/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #21-  10,937  (-  0.5%)

Since issue #2 : -52.6%
TPB VOL.2: 8,884  
TPB VOL.3 : 2,928
TPB VOL.4: 2,387
TPB VOL.5: 2,151

Almost no readers lost but also no noticeable new readers gained in the TPB market this month.

206- OCCUPY AVENGERS 

11/16  Occupy Avengers # 1 -  38,400
12/16  Occupy Avengers # 2 -  32,974  (-14.1%)
01/17  Occupy Avengers # 3 -  18,499  (-43.9%)
02/17  Occupy Avengers # 4 -  11,965  (-35.7%)
03/17  Occupy Avengers # 5 -  17,413  (+45.5%)
04/17  Occupy Avengers # 6 – 10,296  (-40.8%)
05/17  Occupy Avengers # 7 –   9,624  (-  6.5%)
06/17  Occupy Avengers # 8 -  10,404  (+  8.1%) (SE)

Since issue#2: -68.4%

Perhaps it’s time to stop launching new team books who will never make it past issue #12, at best? That’s probably a nightmare for the writers, with not enough space to develop any character, especially when they have a tie-in to indulge in every 4 issues….

207- BULLSEYE LTD
  
02/17  Bullseye  # 1 of 5 – 33,511
03/17  Bullseye  # 2 of 5 – 16,936  (-49.5%)
04/17  Bullseye  # 3 of 5 – 12,912  (-23.8%)
05/17  Bullseye # 4 of 5 –  11,398  (-11.7%)
06/17  Bullseye # 5 of 5 -   10,398  (- 8.8%)

As long as we don’t ever see him with his movie looks anymore, I’m ok with it.

237- UNSTOPPABLE WASP 
  
01/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 1 -  37,415
02/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 2 -  16,292   (-56.5%)
03/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 3 -  12,324   (-24.4%)
04/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 4 -    9,780   (-20.6%)
05/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 5 -    9,013   (-  7.8%)
06/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 6 -    8,051   (-10.7%)

Since issue #2: -50.6%

Talk about enthousiasm in the sollicitation text: “The conclusion of our first story comes to a head.” Wow, how exciting !

 240- MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR

11/15  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #1 - 38,133
12/15  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #2 -  21,715  (-43.1%)
01/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #3 -  18,424  (-15.2%)
02/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #4 -  14,941  (-18.9%)
03/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #5 -  14,771  (-  1.1%)
04/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #6 -  12,253  (-17.0%)
05/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #7 -  12,879  (+ 5.1%)
06/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #8 -  12,721  (-  1.2%)
07/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #9 -  10,338  (-18.7%)
08/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10-  11,862 (+14.7%)
09/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #11-    9,765 (-17.7%)
10/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12-    9,509 (-   2.6%)
11/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13-  11,113 (+16.9%)
12/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #14-    9,370 (-15.7%)
01/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #15-   10,966(+17.0%)
02/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #16-     8,440 (-23.0%)
02/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #17-     8,273 (-  2.0%)
04/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #18-     7,966  (- 3.7%)
05/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19-   14,244(+78.8%)
06/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #20-     7,731  (-45.7%)

Since issue #2 : -64.4%
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.1: 4,275  
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.2: 1,664
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.3: 1,576

1.5K is a little weak and previous TPB volumes won’t register back in the top 300. Whithout its special role of Marvel ambassador in public schools and libraries, it would be over.

279- VISION DIRECTOR'S CUT ($7)
  
06/17	Vision DC  #1 of 6  -	5,740

This successful series written by Tom King (12 issues) is returning in a new format. Each issue features two issues with extras. Price is $7 per issue. A nice move and experiment by Marvel, with quite decent sales so far. Seeing that the original series sold around 20K and is not very old, that’s quite a nice result. It makes sense to repackage it so soon, as it was one of the only Marvel titles which saw a rise in its sales. Let’s hope it will be followed by other titles!

Thanks for reading until the end! I hope to see you next time. Meanwhile, feel free to comment, express your rage or your love for French sarcasm! I’ll hug everyone, no matter what.

Xavier Lancel, born 1973 in France, living in the beautiful city of Lyon, has been working since 1999 for Scarce, one of the longest running fanzines on US comics (32 years old!). He has been editor of the magazine since 2008. He also runs two blogs, one devoted to Ernie Colon (http://erniecolonunlimited.blogspot.fr/) and the other devoted to barechested men in comics (http://chestofchests.blogspot.fr/). He sometimes appears as a comics character (because French people are funny-weird) in strips by Tim Fish (http://www.timfishworks.blogspot.fr/).

17 COMMENTS

  1. Is there a better avatar for what’s wrong with Marvel than Hawkeye? Three new #1’s in 21 months and a sex swap in the lead character.

  2. The X-MEN titles appear to be on a trajectory toward another relaunch by issue 18, which seems to be the new normal for mutant titles. I wonder how many readers have jumped off the current titles waiting for the next iteration?

    LL

  3. @Luis Lane, I used the current resurextion to jump off and have no plans to jump back on when the next reboot/renumber/re-market occurs. If i want mutants ill read Harbingers Renegades.

    Ive already put up with mediocre story lines since the original marvel now and just sick of it.

    geez, those numbers. do we even want to know how many were actually sold?

  4. @Xavier:

    Shadowcat and Iceman were an item for a brief time during Aaron’s “Wolverine and the X-Men” run.

    So far as ResurrXion goes, at this point, the overall direction of the X-Men franchise is so uninteresting that the knowledge that it’ll relaunch in 18 months or so is all that keeps me paying attention. The only book I’m interested in enough to buy right now is Iceman, but I can always hope that the next roster/creator shake-up turns up something more interesting.

  5. Now that the Wasp book is over, I want to actually sing it’s praises. It was funny, well-drawn and the new character is interesting and (surprisingly to me) didn’t feel shoe-horned in to continuity.

    It definitely was *wordy*, but I never felt that I didn’t get $4 worth of entertainment out of each issue — which is a rarity in Marvel comics these days.

    But, yeah, those sales sucked, didn’t they? Lower than “Occupy Avengers”? Sheesh.

    And, yeah, “America” is not long for this world. I cancelled my preorders after reading #1, so I was stuck with 2 and 3 (as I don’t like to shaft my LCS with things I pre-order) and regretted reading each subsequent issue.

  6. These are terrible, awful, no good numbers. I don’t think anyone can blame this on “diversity.” It’s pretty clear no one wants to read Marvel comics outside of a handful of very dedicated souls. I’m not saying DC is any better, as I have no horse in that race, but these are horrific sales.

    Kinda glad to see Secret Empire’s sales fall apart. Marvel was way too smug about that one.

  7. Of course, Ramon Perez is not releasing a Mary Jane graphic novel but a Jane [Austen] book] – that wasn’t a typo :p

  8. Marvel is just doggedly sticking to their All -New, Marvel Now, publishing plan. I see no evidence from Generations, and what is to follow, that they listened to the lapsed, disgruntled, fans that actually buy (used to buy) and read (used to read) their books. It’s all smoke and mirrors. I am sure there will be an initial short lived sales boost following Generations. Then next year’s marketing campaign will be the Superior All New – Super Rad Marvel initiative. Marvel used to publish comics worth reading, about characters people cared about. Present day Marvel is nothing more than an IP company.

  9. I’m down to just two Marvel titles and no titles from other publishers, it’s hard to believe I’m not getting more than that. I have a lot of resistance to paying $3.99 for a regular comic book, and there are almost no titles that are getting over that barrier for me now. There are a few I’ll get in Trade Paperback, like the Adams Deadman series (although I wish someone else was writing it). I do get several collections of older material each month though, that appeal to me a lot more than the current comics. It’s pretty sad how low Marvel sales are getting, I wonder how long it will be before they do a major course correction. So far the Legacy initiative looks almost identical to the pre-Legacy titles.

  10. The layout at the of the ‘article’ is a bit weird, but your first paragraph pretty much sums it all up. Thank you Xavier.

  11. I would have tried Generation X had it featured more than just Jubilee from the original team (and had a better creative team). Its X-Men Academy (or whatever it used to be called).

    I really wish the over ships were listed separately. I would love to know how many issues a month Marvel are just giving away for free because no one wants their books

  12. I’ll be interested to see Marvel’s reaction to DC’s planned format changes (more kids’ books and the forthcoming oversized Snyder books). Hopefully Marvel will abandon self-covers soon but I’m not holding my breath as they seem to be focusing on cost cutting measures (e.g., cheaper foreign artists). If there were a way to print even lower-quality books I’m sure they’d leap at it.

    LL

  13. Marvel is driving GOTG into the ground. Issue 6 was lower on the July 2017 charts than SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS. Marvel needs to implement new leadership quickly — before they drive any more retailers out of business.

    LL

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