octsales2by Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my “guess where I will force Heidi to eat smelly cheese later this month” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing -running for a prize during Angouleme FCBD, wish me luck!-, please send me a message using my e-mail address from any of my own commentaries.

You’ll notice that, starting this month, I ranked the Marvel books with their rank among all the Marvel titles, not from the top 300. This way, you will perhaps see more clearly which rank each title has among the Marvel catalog.

octsalesHey, look at all those titles suddenly doubling or tripling their readership! Marvel is so awesome! They can make people jump onboard their titles because everything they produce is amazing and so properly marketed. That’s probably the official version. The reality if that many shops HAD TO double their order on many secondary titles so that they could receive specific Legacy variants cover. That’s why many of them saw such a spike in sales this month.What will happen to all those extra copies on the rack? Well, it will either be the $1 bin, or the “let’s hide it in a dark pack of mystery comics” or “let’s give it away to customers, if we are lucky one of them will perhaps like it and follow the monthly.”

As I stated before, Marvel is pretty happy about the situation. They sell their comics to the shops, after that, be they read or not, that’s not their problem. The advantage of not having a customer reading it is that he or she will not be disappointed. People buying comics mostly for their covers, they know exactly what they’re gonna have: a cover they already saw in the Marvel Previews catalog or solicitations. Readers are way more difficult to keep. So Marvel is still and again putting a large chunk of their efforts to sell their covers. If, in the process, some people actually buy a copy at the shop and open it to read it, then that’s up to the creative team to make it so that they will not be disapointed. Anyway, Marvel can really thank the shops. They are the ones who took all the risks, buying  products they know they would not be able to sell, putting faith into the fact that it was the best move for them to not lose customers in the long term. Comic shops are the ones thinking long term because their lives are at stake. Support your local comics shop, folks!

A “wave” of cancellation has been announced or logically deducted from reading Marvel 2018 solicitations. There is no surprise in the list. Some people complained that they saw a massive unjustified blow to diversity in that. That is quite unfair. You can blame Marvel for a lot of things but certainly not for ending those titles. Of course, some of them are “diversity titles”, but that’s simply because Marvel has been launching mostly “diversity titles” of late.

xaviermapq1.pngYou can always find a way to blame Marvel. They cancel Generation X? That’s a blow to diversity because it featured kids! Let’s be fair: Marvel has given of late quite a long rope (12 issues) almost to every title, despite atrocious sales. What will take the place of all those cancellations? I fear X-men team titles could multiply like Avengers books did during half a decade. And Old Man version or mixed upgraded version of characters, probably with claws and guns, because it looks cool on the covers, could also multiply like the plague.

Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops located in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. Keep also in mind that it’s not because a copy is sold to a shop that it’s sold to a customer. This would be way too easy. Digital sales are not taken into account.

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.

 1- MIGHTY THOR ($6)
  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
...
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42.034  ( 10.1%)
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09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
...
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%)
07/17  Mighty Thor  #21-    39,123  (-  8.3%)
08/17  Mighty Thor  #22-    37,490  (-  4.2%)
09/17  Mighty Thor  #23-    43,646  (+16.4%)
10/17  Mighty Thor #700-  115,662

Since issue #2: -37.9%

What?! Only $6? Marvel, you disappoint me. You could have try to charge at least $8 for this. And the arc is called “Death of the Mighty Thor.” I hope Beta Ray Bill’s life insurance is good, because I can’t see Marvel killing off one its more popular “new” character.

2- 19- 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)
07/17 Amazing Spider-Man#30-    56,560    (-  4.9%)    (SE)
08/17 Amazing Spider-Man#31-    54,102    (-  4.3%)
09/17 Amazing Spider-Man#32-    58,885    (+ 8.8%)
10/17 Amazing Spider-Man #789 - 110,349 (+  87.4%)
10/17 Amazing Spider-Man #790 -   52,833  (-  52.1%)

Since #2: -52.5%

Start of the next to last arc by Dan Slott, pushed by all the gimmicks possible. There is a t-shirt variant. No, really, a T-SHIRT variant, reproduction of some used art from the 60’s. I can’t wait for the underwear variants and their cover bulges!

3- 39- DESPICABLE 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)
07/17  Deadpool #33-      40,092 (-   4.0%)  (SE)
07/17  Deadpool #34-      32,282  (-19.5%)  (SE)
08/17  Deadpool #35-	      31,594  (-  2.1%) (SE)
09/17  Deadpool #36-	      30,755  (-  2.6%)  (SE)
10/17  Despicable Deadpool # 287 -  93,381    (+203.6%)
10/17  Despicable Deadpool # 288 -  33,875   (-63.7%)

Since issue#2 : - 63.2%

To the surprise of absolutely no one, back where it was before its fake spike of sales.

4- 26- 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%)
07/17   X-Men Gold  #7  -    53,462   (+10.0%)(SE)
07/17   X-Men Gold  #8  -   46,615   (-12.8%)
08/17	X-Men Gold  #9  -   44,853   (-  3.8%)
08/17	X-Men Gold #10 -   43,439   (-  3.2%)
09/17	X-Men Gold  #11 -  52,623   (+21.1%)
09/17   X-Men Gold  #12 -  41,657  (- 20.8%)
10/17   X-Men Gold  #13 -  81,970  (+96.8%)
10/17   X-Men Gold  #14 -  41,878  (-49.0%)

Since issue #2: -32.8%

40K copies of gold are waiting to be picked up in the cheapest bin of your comics shop.

 5- 50- 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%)
07/17 Venom #152 -  34,687   (-   30.2%)
08/17 Venom #153 -  30,392   (-   12.4%)
09/17 Venom #154 -  25,369   (-   16.5%)
10/17 Venom #155 -  76,445   (+201.3%)
10/17 Venom #156 -  26,192    (-  65.8%)

Since issue #2: -31.2%

Blood! Teeths! Claws! You know you want it.

 6-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%)
07/17 Spider-Gwen #22-    21,372  (- 25.1%)
08/17 Spider-Gwen #23-    20,494  (-   4.1%)
09/17 Spider-Gwen #24-    36,846  (+79.8%)
10/17 Spider-Gwen #25-    72,935  (+97.9%)

Since issue #2 : +17.2%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 12,022    
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1:   6,466    
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.2:   2,848
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.3:   2,306

SPIDER-GWEN VOL.4: 1,872

Start of a new arc, “Gwenom”. That’s exactly what you fear. Do you know there is a Weapon H series in the starting blocks? A mix between Hulk and Wolverine. Mixing characters is the new trend. TPB Vol. 4 is out and its sales are disappointing (less than 2K!) and the non-activity of the previous volumes is worrying for the future.

7- CABLE
  
05/17  Cable  # 1 – 60,845
06/17  Cable  # 2 – 31,557  (-48.1%)
07/17  Cable  # 3 – 30,000  (-  4.9%)
08/17  Cable  # 4 – 23,277  (-22.4%)
09/17  Cable  # 5 -  32,009 (+37.5%)  
10/17  Cable #150- 71,105  (+115.8%)

Since issue #2 :  +153.2%

Once again, good luck to retailers getting rid of all those extra issues. That will be another remembrance from the 90’s, when tons of copies of X-Force 1 were filling the $1 bins.

8- 34-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%)
07/17  X-Men Blue  # 7   -   48,481  (+11.9%)(SE)
07/17  X-Men Blue  # 8   -   46,615   (-  3.8%) (SE)
08/17  X- Men Blue  # 9   -  40,118   (-13.9%)
08/17  X-Men Blue  # 10  -  38,714   (-  3.5%)
09/17  X-Men Blue  # 11  -  41,624   (+ 7.5%)
09/17  X-Men Blue  # 12  -  36,607  ( -12.1%)
10/17  X-Men Blue  # 13  -  71,089  (+ 94.2%)
10/17  X-Men Blue  # 14  -  37,909  (- 46.7%)

Since issue #2: -29.9%

I want an X-Men: Pink title!

9- 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%)
07/17  Avengers  #9  - 34,385  (- 24.2%)(SE)
08/17  Avengers #10 – 31,560  (-  8.2%)
09/17  Avengers #11 -  33,967  (+ 7.6%)  (SE)
10/17  Avengers #672- 70,199  (+106.7%)

Since issue#2:  +9.2%

Start of a kind of remake of the Evolutionary War, a crossover between all of Marvel’s Annuals during the 90’s. I suppose that Atlantis Attacks 2 is waiting in the corner.

10- 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%)
…
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%)
07/17  Invincible Iron Man  #9-    30,128  (-  9.9%)
08/17  Invincible Iron Man #10-   27,675  (-  8.1%)
09/17  Invincible Iron Man #11-   33,976  (+22.8%)
10/17  Invincible Iron Man #593- 70,107  (+106.4%)

Since issue#2:  -13.7%

You know the song: Legacy + t-shirt variant (at least) + Legacy renumbering + start of a new arc + preorders boosted by minimal orders to “unlock” the variants.

11- INCREDIBLE 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%)
07/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #21 -  22,939  (-   0.3%) (WMD)
08/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #22 -  32,356   (+41.1%)   [+7361]
09/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #23 – 19,716   (- 39.1%)
10/17 Incredible Hulk #709 -  66,745  (+238.5%)

Since issue #2: +69.1%

This one is one of the few titles which will probably retain a good chunk of this months buyers, as it is entering a series of two toe-to-toe events remakes, with Hulk going back to Planet Hulk and then coming back to destroy everyone on Earth. And, if it works, we will enter a succession of events remakes in every Marvel title, and then Marvel will cry again that the market is crashing. Everything is a remake.

 

12-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)
07/17  Star Wars#33-      74,969  (+ 6.8%)
08/17	Star Wars#34-	    66,628  (- 11.1%)
08/17	Star wars#35 -	    65,943  (-   1.0%)
09/17  Star Wars#36-	    64,899  (-   1.6%)
10/17  Star Wars #37 -   65,506   (+ 0.9%)  ($5)

Since issue #2: -69.1%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1:  42,008    
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  12,133  
STAR WARS TPB VOL.3:    6,689  
STAR WARS TPB VOL.4:    4,907
STAR WARS TPB VOL.5:    4,569

Marvel could probably sell it every month at $5 with the same sales level.

 13- 45- 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
…
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%)
07/17  AN Wolverine #22-    34,610  (-10.1%)
08/17  AN Wolverine #23-    27,867  (-19.5%)
09/17  AN Wolverine #24-    33,140  (+18.9%)
10/17  AN Wolverine #25-    62,286  (+87.9%)
10/17  AN Wolverine #26-    28,499  (- 54.2%)

Since issue #2 : -48.8%

She’s no longer the only character with sharp claws or teeth. The invasion is starting again.

14- SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE LTD
  
10/17  Spirits of Vengeance Ltd # 1 of 5 -   58,409

Hellstorm is the new Wasp. I mean, he has again a new costume! The difference is that Hellstorm looks good in it. Kill me, but I am curious about this one, as it feature a bunch of rejected characters whom are waiting for their turn to shine (again).

15- DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN LTD
  
10/17  Deadpool VS Old Man Logan Ltd  # 1 of 5 -   56,708

Of course, it was bound to happen.

16- 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  (-44.0%)
07/17   Darth Vader  #3 -        59,522  (-10.4%)
08/17	Darth Vader  #4  -	 58,380  (-  1.9%)
09/17  Darth Vader   #5 -	 59.477  (+ 1.9%)
10/17  Darth Vader   #6 -	 56,594  (-  4.8%)

Since issue #2:  -14 .8%
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.1:  43,940   [+549]
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.2:  21,075   
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.3:  12,677   
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.4:  10,437

Now perhaps, they will think twice before putting it on hiatus for several months just  to relaunch it. The damage remains contained as it is pretty stable since issue #3 and that TPB sales are still piling up.

17- 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%)
07/17   Black Panther  #16 -   29,593 (+16.2%)
08/17   Black Panther  #17 -   25,609  (-13.4%)
09/17  	Black Panther  #18 -   27,285  (+ 6.5%)
10/17   Black Panther  #166-  55,314  (+102.7%)

Since issue #2: -46.0%

Gimmicks as usual.

18- FALCON
  
10/17  Falcon  # 1 -   54,281

If Sam Wilson has been lucky to have never been called “Black Falcon”, the first enemy he will encounter in his this new volume of his series is…Blackheart, Mephisto’s son!

 

20- UNCANNY AVENGERS

03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
...
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
…
01/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #1 – 74,849
…
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)
07/17 Uncanny Avengers #25-   31,648  (+16.0%)    (SE) ($5)
08/17 Uncanny Avengers #26-   24,924  (-21.2%)
09/17  Uncanny Avengers #27-  28,857 (+15.8%)
10/17  Uncanny Avengers #28-  49,633 (+72.0%)

Since issue #2 : -  9.8%

A Wonder Man and Beast buddy story. Or was it only a solicitation text to sell the variant cover and not the story inside?

21- DEFENDERS 
  
06/17	Defenders  #1  -  64,253
06/17   Defenders  #2  -  46,158   (-28.2%)
07/17   Defenders  #3 -   35,763   (-22.5%)
08/17	Defenders  #4 -   31,120    (-13.0%)
09/17	Defenders  #5 -   28,489   (-   8.5%)
10/17  Defenders   #6 -   49,601  (+74.1%)

Since issue#2: +7.4%

The short-lived Defenders line of titles will soon be reduced to one title.

22-  VENOMVERSE 
    
06/17	Edge of Venomverse  #  1  -	98,052
07/17   Edge of Venomverse  #  2 -   50,128   (-48.9%)
07/17   Edge of Venomverse  #  3 -   42,167   (-15.9%)
08/17	Edge of Venomverse  #  4  -  41,274   (-  2.1%)
08/17	Edge of Venomverse  #  5  -  40,548   (-  1.8%)
09/17  Venomverse #1 of 5  -	105,398
09/17  Venomverse #2 of 5 -	  57,279  (-45.7%)
09/17  Venomverse #3 of 5-	  55,111  (-  3.8%)
09/17  Venomverse #4 of 5-	  53,945  (-  2.1%)
10/17  Venomverse #5  of 5-	  49,258  (-  8.7%)

With sales like that, there is more to come, of course.

23- 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%)
07/17   Iron Fist  #5  -  22,420  (-  9.3%)
08/17	Iron Fist  #6  -  17,106  (-23.7%)
09/17   Iron Fist #7   -  16,170  (-  5.5%)
10/17   Iron Fist #73 -  47,556  (+194.1%)

Issue #2: +67.0%

Probably not here for long, seeing that Luke’s title just bit the dust.

24- 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%)
07/17  Champions  #10-       27,366   (-  0.3%) (SE)
08/17  Champions  #11-       24,475   (-10.6%)
09/17  Champions  #12-       25,593   (+ 4.6%)  (SE)
10/17  Champions  #13-       47,457  (+85.4%)

Since issue #2: - 4.6%
CHAMPIONS TPB VOL.1 : 5,035

Variants and part 2 of the Evolutionary Shmuggle Thingie.

25- 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%)
07/17  Jessica Jones #10 -    21,486  (-  3.5%)
08/17  Jessica Jones #11 -    22,774  (+  6.0%)
09/17  Jessica Jones #12 -    20,422  (- 10.3%)
10/17  Jessica Jones #13 -    43,392  (+112.5%)

Since issue #2: +17.6%
JESSICA JONES TPB VOL.1 : 3,316

With Bendis’s departure, this successful title is not ending but will continue with a new creative team starting with issue #18. It’s gonna be tough!.

27- 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)
07/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #7 -  15,672   (-24.9%)(SE)
08/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #8 -  17,265  (+10.2%)
09/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #9 – 13,724  (- 20.5%)
10/17  Captain Marvel  # 125 -  41,451   (+202.0%)

Since issue #2: +71.5%
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.2: 1,621
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1: 1,710

As long as there are sweating Puck shirtless scenes at the gym in it, count me in.

28- 35-JOURNEY LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA LTD
  
09/17	Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 1 of 4  - 71,339
09/17	Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 2 of 4 -  45,906  (-35.7%)
10/17	Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 3 of 4 -  40,628  (-11.5%)
10/17   Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 4 of 4  - 37,443  (-  7.8%)

Pretty standard SW sales level.

29- ASTONISHING X-MEN
  
07/17	Astonishing X-Men  #1  -	122,287
08/17	Astonishing X-Men  #2 -	  51,353  (-58.0%)
09/17  Astonishing X-Men  # 3 -	  57,359  (+11.7%)
10/17  Astonishing X-Men  # 4 -	  40,588  (-29.5%)

Since issue #2: -21.0%

I thought the whole point of the remake of the X-Men line was to reduce it to a smaller but more relevant line of titles. I guess I was quite wrong. There will be soon 5 different core X-Men team titles.

30- LUKE CAGE
  
05/17  Luke Cage  # 1 – 34,132
06/17  Luke Cage  # 2 – 17,277  (-49.4%)
07/17  Luke Cage  # 3 – 14,320  (-17.1%)
08/17  Luke Cage  # 4 -  12,330  (-13.9%)
09/17  Luke Cage  # 5 – 11,150  (-  9.6%)
10/17  Luke Cage #166- 39,934  (+258.2%)

Since issue #2: +131.1%

Good luck to retailers getting rid of all those copies. That’s more copies than there was available at his launch. And it’s cancelled with issue# 170.

31- 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%)
07/17  Old Man Logan #26-    47,252  (- 20.2%)
08/17  Old Man Logan #27-	  41,197  (- 12.8%)
09/17  Old Man Logan #28-	  45,032  (+  9.3%)
10/17  Old Man Logan #29-    39,706  (- 11.8%)

Since issue #2: -37.9%
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 11,723
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.2 :   7,575  
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.3:    5,626   
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.4 :   3,451
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.5 :   3,222

No variant or gimmick, so it should probably hovering over 40K again next month.

32-  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%)
07/17   Gwenpool #18-      19,846   (- 11.0%)
08/17   Gwenpool #19-      14,703   (- 25.9%)
09/17   Gwenpool #20-      14,239   (-  3.2%)
10/17   Gwenpool #21-      39,256  (+175.7%)

Since issue #2: +2.8%
GWENPOOL VOL.1:   5,677   
GWENPOOL VOL.2:   1,971
GWENPOOL VOL.3:   1,762

Ending with issue #25.

33-  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%)
07/17   Jean Grey  # 4  - 26,638 (+15.1%)
08/17	Jean Grey  # 5  - 19,150  (-28.1%)
08/17	Jean Grey  # 6  - 18,629  (-  2.7%)
09/17 	Jean Grey  # 7 – 24,312  (+30.5%)
10/17   Jean Grey  # 8 – 38,240  (+57.2%)

Since issue #2: +30.3%

Cancelled with issue #11.

36- 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%)
07/17   Royals  # 5  -   18,622  (+ 9.5%)
08/17   Royals  # 6  -   14,034  (-24.6%)
09/17   Royals  # 7  -   12,956  (-  7.7%)
09/17	Royals # 8  -    12,644  (-  2.4%)
10/17   Royals # 9  -    35,801  (+183.1%)

Since issue #2: +25.8%.

On the road to cancellation.

37-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)
07/17  SW Dr Aphra #9   -   38,209  (-23.9%)
07/17  SW Dr Aphra #10 -   37,481  (-  1.9%)
08/17  SW Dr Aphra #11 -   36,472  (-  2.7%)
09/17  SW Dr Aphra #12 –  35,470  (-  2.7%)
10/17  SW Dr Aphra #13 -   34,405  (- 3.0%)

Since issue #2: -44.0%
SW DR APHRA TPB VOL.1 : 4,464  

Two Doctors won’t be a luxury to try to heal the Marvel Universe sales hemorrhage.

38- ICEMAN
  
06/17 Iceman  # 1  -   34,202
06/17 Iceman  # 2  -   22,075   (-35.5%)
07/17 Iceman  # 3  -   15,743   (-28.7%)
08/17 Iceman  # 4  -   14,056   (-10.7%)
09/17 Iceman  # 5  -   13,267   (-  5.6%)
10/17 Iceman  # 6  -   34,200  (+157.8%)

Since issue #2:  +54.9%

Cancelled with issue #10.

40- PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN 
  
06/17	PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #1  - 231,566                  
07/17   PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #2  -  54,247   (-76.6%)
08/17	PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #3  -  41,282   (-23.9%)
09/17	PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #4  -  41,678   (+ 1.0%)
10/17   PP Spectacular Spider-Man  #5  -  33,683  (-19.2%)

Since issue #2: -37.9%

Tanking. This would worried me a little about Dan Slott’s departure from Amazing. I guess we will soon have the answer about what kept all those readers buying Amazing and not the rest of the Marvel catalog or others Spider-Man titles.

 41- 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%)
07/17   Weapon X #  5 -   39,307  (+11.0%) (WMD)
07/17   Weapon X #  6  -  35,607  (-  9.4%) (WMD)
08/17	Weapon X #  7  -  34,411  (-  3.4%)
09/17	 Weapon X # 8  -  42,476  (-23.4%)
10/17    Weapon X # 9  -  33,655  (-20.8%)

Since issue #2: -20.8%

Pretty stable and in the new success sales zone for the MU titles. Weapon H is in the starting blocks and you can bet that something called like Weapon Omega or Alpha won’t be very far behind.

 42- 52- PUNISHER PLATOON  LTD 
  
10/17  Punisher Platoon Ltd # 1 of 6  -  32,837
10/17  Punisher Platoon Ltd # 2  of 6 -  25,587   (-22.1%)

Higher than the monthly, despite the Max label, thanks to Garth Ennis involvement (and let’s not forget Goran Parlov, he probably also had a hand into this nice performance).

43- 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%)
07/17   SW Poe Dameron #17 -    34,250  (-  1.7%)
08/17   SW Poe Dameron #18 -    33,443  (-  2.4%)
09/17	SW Poe Dameron #19 -    31,887  (-  4.7%)
10/17   SW Poe Dameron #20 -    31,045  (-  1.5%)

Since issue #2: -54.4%  
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.1: 4,621
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.2: 3,085

That’s not Edgar Allan, but still a moderate success.

44- 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  (-12.3%)
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)
07/17  US Avengers   #8 -     14,821  (-  5.4%)   (SE)
08/17  US Avengers   #9 -     14,070  (-  5.1%)
09/17  US Avengers  #10-     13,397 (-  4.8%)   (SE)
10/17  US Avengers  #11-     30,024  (+124.1%)

Since issue #2: +1.7%

While the US Avengers are looking for their missing teammate Cannonball, I’m searching for the missing logic behind Marvel’s long-term sales strategy. Oh, and it’s cancelled after this arc.

46- SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  180,891                             
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  (- 55.3%)
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%)
07/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #19 -    32,090  (-  4.5%)
08/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #20 -	 33,971   (+ 5.9%)
09/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #21 -	 34,997   (+ 3.0%)
10/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #22 -    28,431  (- 18.8%)

Since issue #2: -64.7%
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 15,859    [+399]
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.2:   4,784    
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.3:   2,971

Falling for the first time over the 30K (no variant, nothing). Lost 12K in 6 months. That’s not good at all. Still, it remains one of Mavel’s best sellers.

47- 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%)
07/17  Spider-Man #18-   33,374  (+13.4%)
08/17  Spider-Man #19-   30,387  (-  9.0%)
09/17  Spider-Man #20-   33,745  (+11.1%)
10/17  Spider-Man #21-   27,075  (- 19.8%)

Since issue #2: -55.3%             

Will Miles Morales survive long without Brian Bendis? That’s the question.

 

48- 53-- 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%)
07/17  Daredevil #23-  30,757(+17.4%)
07/17  Daredevil #24-  25,519 (-17.0%)
08/17  Daredevil #25-  25,317  (- 0.8%)
09/17  Daredevil #26-  30,020 (+18.6%)
10/17  Daredevil #27-  26,550 (- 11.6%)
10/17  Daredevil #28-  24,703 (-  7.0%)

Since issue #2 : - 50.4%

Actually, it managed to not lose that many readers in the last 6 months.

49- 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%)
07/17  America # 5 -  11,354  (-10.1%)
08/17  America # 6 -   9,548  (- 15.9%)
09/17  America # 7 -   9,137  (-   4.3%)
10/17  America # 8 – 26,531  (+190.4%)

Since issue #2: +10.6%

Two times more copies sold without a reader than with. If that’s not insane, I don’t know what is.

51-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%)
07/17  Monsters Unleashed  #4  -  10,004  (-16.9%)
08/17  Monsters Unleashed  #5  -    8,614  (-13.9%)
09/17  Monsters Unleashed  #6  -  11,045 (+28.2%)
10/17  Monsters Unleashed  #7  -  25,781(+133.4%)

Since issue #2: +68.2%

That will be a 17 issue run. Not bad at all for an unusual title like this one.

54- 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)
07/17 Doctor Strange #23 -   32,745  (-  9.0%)  (SE)
08/17 Doctor Strange #24 -   28,992  (-11.5%)
09/17 Doctor Strange #25 -   29,526  (+ 1.8%)($5)
10/17 Doctor Strange #26 -   24,001  (-18.7%)

Since issue #2 : -63.1%  
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.1: 4,468   
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.2: 2,345

DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.3: 1,722

Ouch! That’s quite a hit. And the third tpb is below 2K. Not good times.

 

55- 58- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

03/13 Guardians of The 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 ot Galaxy  #1 -   118,342
11/15 Guardians ot Galaxy  #2 -     51,690   (-56.3%)
...
01/17 Guardians ot Galaxy #16-     32,890  (-48.1%)
02/17 Guardians ot Galaxy #17-     31,093  (- 5.5%)
03/17 Guardians ot Galaxy #18-     27,094  (-12.9%)
04/17 Guardians ot Galaxy #19-     30,028  (+55.4%)

05/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 1 -   82,439
05/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 2 –  51,830  (-37.1%)
06/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 3 -   49.907   (-  3.7%)
06/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 4 -   47,385   (-  5.0%)
07/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 5 -   28,488  (-  39.9%)
07/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 6 -   23,277  (-  18.3%)
08/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 7 –  24,583  (+   5.7%)
08/17 Guardians ot Galaxy # 8 –  22,143  (-    9.9%)
09/17  Guardians ot Galaxy # 9 -  28,514  (+ 28.8%)
09/17  Guardians ot Galaxy #10-  20,963  (-26.5%)
10/17  Guardians of Galaxy #11-  23,366 (+ 11.5%)
10/17  Guardians of Galaxy #12-  20,769  (-11.1%)

Since issue #2: -59.9%

To be relaunched once again, probably with a twist.

56- 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%)
07/17   Thanos # 9 -  28,154  (+  9.7%)
08/17   Thanos #10-  25,645  (-   8.9%)
09/17   Thanos #11-  27,919  (+  8.9%)
10/17   Thanos #12-  22,535  (-19.3%)

Since issue #2: -36.0%

So Thanos has a son called Thane. And a cat named Thana?

57- 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%)
07/17  ASM Renew your vows # 9 – 25,387  (- 14.5%)
08/17  ASM Renew your vows #10- 23,717  (-   6.6%)
09/17 ADM  Renew your vows #11- 33,976  (+43.3%)
10/17  ASM Renew your vows #12-  22,317  (-34.3%)

Since issue #2: -48.3%

They dared the “everything changes after this” solicitation text. I guess all the writer’s inspiration went into his She-Hulk solicitation text.

59- 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%)
07/17  Punisher #14 -    25,916    (-22.1%)
08/17  Punisher #15 -    20,836    (-19.6%)
09/17  Punisher #16 -	   20,617    (-  1.1%)
10/17  Punisher #17 -    20,255    (-  1.8%)

Since issue #2 : -57.4%
PUNISHER TPB VOL.1: 2,934
PUNISHER TPB VOL.2: 1,880

Rock solid.

60- RUNAWAYS
  
09/17	Runaways  # 1 -  42.390
10/17   Runaways  # 2 -  20,054  (-52.7%)

Guess which TV series’s fans didn’t go to a comics shop?

61- BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER 
  
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%)
07/17   Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 5  -  22,235   (- 7.1%)
08/17  Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 6  -   20,566   (- 7.5%)
09/17	Ben Reilly scarlet Spider  # 7  -  22,745  (+10.6%)
09/17  Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider  # 8  -  19,140  (- 15.8%)
10/17  Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider  # 9  -  18,377  (-  4.0%)

Since issue #2: -37.7%

I can’t recommend enough Nick Butch’s Facebook page or Instagram account. He has been posting daily in December awesome funny illustrations of Ben Reilly fighting weird unusual Spider-Man villains. That’s insanely funny.

62- THOR WHERE WALK THE FROST GIANTS
  
10/17  Thor WWTFG – 17,955

So much for this 48p $4 Thor bargain comics. Don’t come crying when Marvel charges you $6 for it next time!

63- 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%)
07/17  Hulk #8 -  19,143  (- 23.7%)
08/17  Hulk #9 -  18,093  (-  5.5%)
09/17  Hulk #10- 17,520  (-  3.2%)
10/17  Hulk #11- 16,970  (-  3.1%)

Since issue #2: -47.9%

With a nice funny solicitation text.

 64- 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%)
07/17  Ms Marvel #20-  20,738 (+15.8%)
08/17  Ms Marvel #21-  17,010  (-18.0%)
09/17  Ms Marvel #22-  16,197  (-  4.8%)
10/17  Ms Marvel #23-  15,872  (-  2.0%)

Since issue #2 : -65.9 %
VOL.1 : 49,418  [+334]
VOL.2 : 18,698
VOL.3 : 11,282
VOL.4 :   6,642
VOL.5 :   5,200
VOL.6:     3,500
VOL.7 :    2,970
HC vol.1 : 1,942
HC vol.2 : 2,653
HC vol.3 : 776

Something has to be done to make people buy it again because a lot of early buyers gave up on it.

65- INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS LTD
  
08/17	Inhumans OFK Ltd # 1 of 5 -  50,452
09/17	Inhumans OFK Ltd # 2 of 5-   23,260   (-53.9%)
10/17   Inhumans OFK Ltd  #3 of 5-   15,119   (-35.0%)

Probably closer to what the real base of readers for an Inhumans book is.

66- 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%)
07/17  Generation X #  4 -  22,486  (+  1.2%)
08/17  Generation X #  5 – 16,943  (- 24.7%)
09/17  Generation X #  6 – 16,021  (-   5.4%)
10/17  Generation X #  7 -  14,674  (-   8.4%)

Since issue #2: -51.7%

Cancelled with issue #87 (that means issue #12).

 67- 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%)
07/17 ---
08/17  Silver Surfer   #13 -  13,274  (- 4.2%)
09/17 ---
10/17  Silver Surfer   #14 -  14,182  (+6.8%)

Since issue #2: -43.3%    

Collected in one or two big volumes, it could become a modern classic!

68- BLACK BOLT
  
05/17  Black Bolt  # 1 – 45,028
06/17  Black Bolt  # 2 – 26,435  (-41.3%)
07/17  Black Bolt  # 3 -  18,629  (-29.5%)
08/17  Black Bolt  # 4  - 16,026  (-14.0%)
09/17  Black Bolt  # 5 – 14,653  (-  8.6%)
10/17  Black Bolt  # 6 -  13,672  (-  6.7%)

Since issue #2: -48.3%

My advice concerning BB: listen to the song “The Initials BB” by Serge Gainsbourg.

69- 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%)
07/17  Hawkeye #8 -  13,772  (-  4.9%)
08/17  Hawkeye #9 -  14,989  (+  8.8%)
09/17  Hawkeye #10- 12,643  (- 15.7%)
10/17  Hawkeye #11- 13,636  (+  7.9%)

Since issue#2 : -49.6%

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

Cancelled with issue #16, this time probably for good, except if Old Man Hawkeye works very well.

70-- ROCKET

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%)
07/17 Rocket  # 3 -  14,126  (-12.7%)
08/17  Rocket # 4 – 15,156  (+ 7.3%)
09/17  Rocket # 5 -  11,489  (-24.2%)
10/17  Rocket # 6 -  10,946  (-  4.7%)

Since issue #2: -32.3%

Cancelled once again. Except in relaunching it again by subtracting even more letters from its title, I don’t see any future for it.

 

71-  UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

01/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 - 41,693
02/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #2 – 24,621  (-40.9%)
03/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #3 – 26,586  ( +8.0%)
04/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #4 – 20,987  (-21.1%)
05/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #5 – 20,088  (- 4.3%)
06/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #6 – 19,341  (- 3.7%)
07/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #7 – 19,801  (+ 2.4%)
08/15 Unbeateable Squirrel Girl #8 -  19,134  (- 3.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #1 -  43,155
11/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #2 -  23,064  (-46.6%)
12/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #3 -  25,350  (+ 9.9%)
01/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #4 -  19,923  (-21.4%)
02/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #5 -  17,743  (-10.9%)
03/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #6 -  20,739 (+16.9%)
04/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #7 -  17,869 (-13.8%)
05/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #8 -  15,131 (-15.3%)
06/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #9 -  14,692  (- 2.9%)
07/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10-  14,590  (- 0.7%)
08/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11-  13,872  (- 4.9%)
09/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #12-  14,379  (+ 3.7%)
10/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #13-  14,688  (+ 2.1%)
11/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #14-  12,933  (-11.9%)
12/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15-  12,556  (-  2.9%)
01/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16-  17,569  (+39.9%)
02/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17-  11,898  (-32.3%)
03/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #18-  17,765 (+49.3%)
04/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #19-  11,074  (-37.7%)
05/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20-  10,999  (-  0.7%)
06/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #21-  10,937  (-  0.5%)
07/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #22-  10,425  (-  4.7%)
08/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #23-  10,281  (-  1.4%)
09/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #24-    9,859  (-  4.1%)
10/17 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #25-   10,605 (+  7.6%)

Since issue #2 : -54.0%
TPB VOL.2: 8,884  
TPB VOL.3 : 2,928
TPB VOL.4:  2,387
TPB VOL.5:  2,151
TPB VOL.6: 1,894

Squirrel Girl is gonna kick Ultron’s ass. Pass the popcorn.

72- 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)
07/17  Secret Warriors  # 4 -  14,534  (- 29.0%)(SE)
08/17  Secret Warriors  # 5 -  12,507  (- 13.9%) (SE)
09/17   Secret Warriors # 6 -  11,640  (-   6.9%) (SE)
10/17   Secret Warriors # 7 -    9,947  (-  14.5%)

Since issue#2: -58.4%

Not yet officially cancelled, but that’s a “secret de polichinelle” as we call it here..

73- BLACK PANTHER PRELUDE LTD
  
10/17   Black Panther Prelude  #1 of 2– 8,475

If Marvel fans will buy comics adaptation of the movies, movies viewers will prefer dying over buying comics their movies are adapted from.

 74- 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%)
07/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #21-     7,586  (-  1.9%)
08/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #24-     7,466  (-  1.6%)
09/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #23-	   7,153  (-  4.2%)
10/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #24-     7,071  (-  1.1%)

Since issue #2 : -67.4%
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

Playing “staying still” with very nice results.

75- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES 
  
07/17  GoG Telltale Series # 1  -  13,467
08/17  GoG Telltale Series # 2  -    9,287  (-31.0%)
09/17  GoG Telltale Series # 3 -     8,030  (-13.5%)
10/17  GoG Telltale Series # 4 -     6,967  (-13.2%)

Not a safe sales trajectory.

76- ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 LTD ($5)
  
08/17  Zombies Assemble 2 Ltd #1 of 4 – 10,057
09/17  Zombies Assemble 2 Ltd #2 of 4 –   6,255  (-37.8%)
10/17  Zombies Assemble 2 Ltd #3 of 4 -    5,352  (-14.4%)

Marvel should have put a “must buy to deblock variant “condition on the last issue of this mini. It would have sold 4 times better, whith nobody reading it!

77- MARVEL LEGACY
  
10/17  Marvel Legacy    - 303,576  [+5,332]

Reorders make it crack the 300K. Impressive? Not that much if you consider that 75% of the Marvel universe titles sell below 1/10 of that. So yeah, big time, Marvel managed to sell many copies of that to the shop and to a large chunk of customers perhaps, but that clearly doesn’t make them buy their “real” 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/).

23 COMMENTS

  1. Here is the tip: skip the small section after the “Since issue #2” porcentage after each iteration.
    See, sarcasm, again, that’s in my blood and Marvel is almost begging for it with their sales policy!

    Snarky pun aside, I will be SO glad when I will be able to write a marvel sales column with something to write about their sales besides “variant X”, “event Y”, “relaunch #5” and “fake sales boost”.

  2. “I really could do without the unnecessary snark in the article”

    Given the way Marvel is running its business into the ground (and possibly taking the whole Direct Market with it), I’m not sure there is any such thing as “unnecessary snark.”

    Mike

  3. I should add – enjoy your sarcasm because it is the only way to engage with what Marvel is doing here. I can’t believe some books were posting 2-3 times normal sales just to buy variants that didn’t work.

  4. I think changing the number to the Marvel-only rank instead of the all-publishers rank is a really bad idea. It really obscures how Marvel is faring in the marketplace as a whole. It’s already easy to see how each title compares to other Marvel titles (because they’re in order in the list!), but this change makes it really hard to compare publisher to publisher.

  5. Don’t listen the haters Xavier. The snark is why people love these columns. Otherwise they can just read the sales figures alone elsewhere.
    I’m surprised Legacy #1 got a 2nd print. Marvel really wasted that. Creative teams should have been changed over and the originals should have been brought back. Instead they literally change nothing and wonder why sales on all titles go back down after the Lenticular gimmick.
    Also, I keep thinking the Lady Thor ‘death’ is just a bait and switch. Like you said, shes the most popular of the ‘new’ characters and SHE’S the one they get rid of? Unless Aaron just wants to leave the title maybe?

  6. I also prefer the relative-to-market ranking. Maybe scatter in a few notes along the lines of “the #50 book this month sold X”, “the #100 book this month sold Y”, etc?

  7. “It really obscures how Marvel is faring in the marketplace as a whole.”
    i understand but this being a Marvel sales column -and because there is a lot of others columns here comparing beetween publishers-, I thought this might be a good idea.
    Let’s wait next month because I’ll add a “progression ranking” next to eah number. I did that because it’s not because a title is a little low in the top300 that is means that it’s faring bad for Marvel comparing to it’s others titles.
    Well, that’s a test, we’ll see and switch back if it doesn’t work.
    Thanks for the comments and feedback anyway. :)
    .


  8. Creative teams should have been changed over and the originals should have been brought back. Instead they literally change nothing and wonder why sales on all titles go back down after the Lenticular gimmick.

    Exactly. I looked at the solicits, and there was literally no change for me from pre- to post-Legacy. They made a big deal about shaking things up, but it was pretty hard to see a difference when storylines and creative teams almost all continued unabated. It’s pretty clear that Marvel needed some kind of change, and maybe the departures of Bendis and Alonso will help. If so, who knows when new plans will be able to kick in. If they already have, we may be in trouble.

  9. Please keep up the snark, Xavier, a little humour lightens the gloom. ;)

    Would it be possible to keep the top300 sales ranking as well as the Marvel ranking? It is interesting to get a sense of how each title is competing against other comics in the market, not just other Marvel comics. But of course, you do the hard work of composing these articles, so it is your decision how to write them.

    CC.

  10. “They dared the “everything changes after this” solicitation text. I guess all the writer’s inspiration went into his She-Hulk solicitation text.”

    Actually, Xavier, back when I worked there the solicit text was written by a member of the creative team. I wrote the solicitation text for a few titles I worked on. Jus’ so you know who to blame.

  11. Thank you Michael, I really thought there was only one guy in charge of all the sollicitations texts or that it was done by the assistant editor. I would hate to write those, That’s pretty challenging.

  12. “You’ll notice that, starting this month, I ranked the Marvel books with their rank among all the Marvel titles, not from the top 300.”

    I STRONGLY mislike this change.

    -B

  13. A lot of long overdue cancellations finally being handed out. Marvel would do well to have a seminar to teach people like Breevort, Bemis and Antos how to interact with the fans instead of running them off.

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