by Xavier Lancel

[Editor’s note: we’ve fallen a bit behind with the sales charts but will be catchin up in the next few weeks for this crucial period for comics sales. Hang in there!]

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 “Joshua Dysart had to travel to France to have someone make him sign a copy of the incredible Captain Gravity & the Power of Vril” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing -next issue will have a big Carl Potts interview!-, please send me a message using my e-mail address from any of my own commentaries

First, sorry for the delay. I was late. Then had to go back to the preparation of my trial against my former boss, then got ill, then drown under all my missed deadlines. Not that I miss anything. Expensive team-ups beetween classic characters and their modern second version, and covers everywhere with characters with fangs and claws, in dark tones. Thank you Venom, main theme of the September variant cover program.

Many series which were dying slowly at the bottom of the TOP 300 saw their last issues printed this summer, making room for an horde of new titles already knocking at the door of the Atrocious Low Sales Department. With the departure of Brian Michael Bendis to DC, there is now indeed room for a new voice to mold the Marvel Universe into a new twist. Among the devastated groups of titles: the Avengers and Inhumans ones. The X-Men relaunch seems to work, as long as it does not count on anything other than pure X-Men teams. How many different adjectives and colors will Marvel be able to publish at the same time under the X-Men brand? We’ll see. Remember the Avengers: there used to be almost 10 different Avengers books at one time. They can do it again. What are you saying? “Lessons from the past?” Who do you think you are? “A reader?!” Just stick to the buying part and smile to the silly images on the covers. Collect them all, it’s funny!

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Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situed 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- MARVEL LEGACY LTD ($6)
09/17 Marvel Legacy #1 - 298,242

Impressive debut numbers, especially with a $6 price tag! We all know it’s gonna fall back toward something more realistic with issue #2. That would be $2 millions in sales if all the issues would find a customer, which is highly unlikely. The good news? You’ll be able to find copies of this #1 issue in the $1 dollar bin everywhere pretty soon!


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3- 20- 22- 23- VENOMVERSE LTD 
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 - 105,398
09/17 Venomverse #2 - 57,279 (-45.7%)
09/17 Venomverse #3 - 55,111 (- 3.8%)
09/17 Venomverse #4 - 53,945 (- 2.1%)
09/17 Venomverse War stories – 32,614 ($5)

A condensed product of every 90’s gimmick available, with a modern twist. That’s €22 in September only if you want to purchase this condensed crazyness. And the very good numbers will only call for more.—

11- 38-JOURNEY LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA LTD
09/17 Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 1 - 71,339
09/17 Last Jedi Capt Phasma # 2 - 45,906 (-35.7%)

Almost as much story pages than the number of variant covers. Saleswise, the Star Wars titles remain in a league of their own among the Marvel catalog.

13- 34-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%)
09/17 Star Wars Annual #3 – 48,926 ($5)
Since issue #2: -69.4%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 42,008
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2: 12,133 [+455]
STAR WARS TPB VOL.3: 6,689
STAR WARS TPB VOL.4: 4,907
STAR WARS TPB VOL.5: 4,569

Pretty stable and still selling way more than 50K. The Star Wars group editor is the only one sure to be spoiled this Christmas.—

6- 236- SECRET EMPIRE LTD ($5)
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%)
07/17 Secret Empire # 6 - 85,887 (- 2.0%)
07/17 Secret Empire # 7 - 81,365 (- 5.3%)
08/17 Secret Empire # 8 - 81,488 (+ 0.2%)
08/17 Secret Empire # 9 - 77,072 (- 5.4%)
08/17 Secret Empire #10 - 92,353 (+19.8%) [+6,230]
09/17 Secret Empire Omega – 60,188 ($5)

Some people came back to check the finale. And in September, with an extra $5 price tag, you knew the real conclusion -because 11 chapters weren’t enough. Marvel Legacy numbers could make those ones look not that great, in retrospect. We’ll see.—

15- 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%)
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.1: 43,491 [+934] [+566]
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.2: 21,075 [+455]
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.3: 12,677
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.4: 10,437

That’s THE big Star Wars tpb top seller. It used to be also the floppy leader, but relauching it had quite a negative effect on its sales.—

 16- 28- 31-43- 51-GENERATIONS ($5)
08/17 Wolverine & All New Wolverine #1 - 85,688
08/17 Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1 - 76,400
08/17 Banner Hluk & Totally Awesome Hulk #1 - 61,311
08/17 Phoenix & Jean Grey #1 - 55,972
08/17 Hawkeye & Hawkeye #1 - 45,069
09/17 Morales & Parker Spider-Man #1 - 59,033
09/17 Iron Man & Iron Heart #1 - 51,136
09/17 Captains America #1 – 50,413
09/17 Ms Marvel & Ms Marvel #1 – 41,709
09/17 Capt Marvel & Capt Mar-Vell #1 – 39,555

The classic character meet their counterpart who borrow their name so that, in the end, two series would be sustenaible for each instead of one. Those are good to excellent sales so perhaps we will see a third version of each character appear very soon? Don’t laugh, they could dare make it.—

17- 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%)
Since #2: -47.1%

Of course with a Venomized Green Goblin variant , but you really should purchase the standart Alex Ross cover, because his Green Goblin painting is way more freaky and scary than the venomized version. A real masterpiece!—

2- 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%)

Too much variants to be counted here. “The X-book you can’t afford…” says the sollictiation text. That’s perfectly right! Welcome back to a world full of way too much X-Men team books, again!—

26- 45- 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%)
Since issue #2: -33.1%

You probably guessed what happened with issue #11. X-Men are the new Power Rangers.–

39- 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%)Since issue #2: -29.6% 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

TPB Sales keep being very strong. The floppy edition is still one of the best selling MU title. Marvel will try to ride on this success with a series of Old Man series featuring other properties. The first one will be Hawkeye.—

 40- 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%)
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%)
Since issue #2: -37.9%

Mighty Thor vs Ultimate Thor, and a rock-n-roll variant cover. Gimmicks VS gimmicks VS gimmicks.—

 39- 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%)
Since issue #2: +0.0%

A venomized Hulkorine (this weird mix beetween Hulk & Wolverine) variant. Seeing the success of this “thing”, I guess you should be ready for the return of Iron Patriot, a 90’s mix beetween Cap America and Iron Man.—

42- RUNAWAYS
09/17 Runaways # 1 - 42.390

Since Brian Vaughan left the series, it has been a trainwreck after another. Kris Anka seems like the right choice visually for it. The most difficult part? Writing the characters, making them as lovable as Brian Vaughan did. Good luck.—

44- 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%)

The real fall from issue#3 is probably quite big because there is a very nice Tante May venomized cover on issue#4 and, as a result, it barely goes up. Amazing is untouchable.—

47- 55- 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%)
Since issue #2: -32.3%

So long are my hopes of an affordable simple X-Men line. New team titles keep piling up. X-Men red?!? Really? There is a rock’n ‘roll variant on issue #10.—

52- JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU LTD
08/17 Jedi Republic Mace Windu # 1 - 62,543
09/17 Jedi Republic Mace Windu # 2 - 38,844 (-37.9%)

One of the most boring Star Wars movie character needed indeed Denys Cowan to make its paper adventures a little more engaging.—

 54-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%)
Since issue #2 : - 40.8%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 12,022
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1: 6,466
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.2: 2,848
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.3: 2,306

Clearly this weak venomized vulture variant is not the explanation for such a jump. Special ordering conditions to meet to have access to variants explain it.—

58-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%)
08/17 SW Dr Aphra Annual #1 – 34,473 ($5)
Since issue #2: -42.2%
SW DR APHRA TPB VOL.1 : 4,464 [+447]

Another good news for the Star wars line: Dr Aphra seems to begin a nice TPB seller carreer.—

59- SPIDER-MEN 2 LTD
07/17 Spider-Men 2 Ltd #1 - 74,820 [+7,458]
08/17 Spider-Men 2 Ltd #2 - 41,765 (-44.2%)
09/17 Spider-Men 2 Ltd #3 - 35,188 (-15.7%)

It looks like Peter Spider-Man is tickling Miles Spider-Man’s nipple on this cover! Advertised as a Kevin Spacey’s variant, it could have sold more.—

60- 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%)Since issue #2: -56.5% SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 15,460 [+957] SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.2: 4,784 [+408]
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.3:   2,971

Will probably fall over the 30K bridge next month. No worries, paperback sales are in heaven, with nice reorders on the first two volumes.—

61- DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN LTD
07/17 Deadpool Kills MU Again Ltd #1 - 74,006
07/17 Deadpool Kills MU Again Ltd #2 - 42,326 (-42.8%)
08/17 Deadpool Kills MU Again Ltd #3 - 38,692 (- 8.6%)
08/17 Deadpool Kills MU Again Ltd #4 - 36,425 (- 5.9%)
09/17 Deadpool Kills MU Again Ltd #5 – 34,232 (- 6.0%)

Ahead of its parent title. Will begin soon to pile up sales in TPB format, like the first iteration have been doing every month since its release many years ago.—

62- 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%)
Since issue#2: -58.2%

A venomized Dr Doom variant cover. And the prologue to “the biggest Iron Man story ever”. It’s not Marvel comics, that’s Gullible comics!—

64- 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)
Since issue#2: -47.2%

A venomized Loki variant and everything is ok. I can’t wait for the Cable-variant month, with all the marvel characters with big guns and pockets everywhere…–

66- 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%)
Since issue #2: -44.3%

Venomized Black cat variant cover, of course. With Bendis departure, the character will have a new voice for the first time. Quite a challenge, especially since it’s one of Marvel few successful titles!—

 68- 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%)
Since issue #2 : -40.4%

That’s what a Sabretooth variant will do! The title sales trajectory has been very erratic lately but 27K is where it should be now whithout any gimmick.—

74- 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%)
Since issue #2 : +1.4%

You have the choice beetween a cover where Cable is fighting a guy over the control of two biiig swords, or one where Cable’s ass seem sticked to a hulk-size venomized Deadpool’s crotch. Or you can be versatile and buy both!—

75- 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%)
Since issue #2: -53.7%
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.1: 4,621
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.2: 3,085

Seems to follow the same path than Kanan.—

80- 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)
Since issue#2 : - 66.6%

When your ongoing is behind all its derivative series, you know something is not going right. Less than a year ago, it was selling +50% more. I’ll let you know how the TPB are going lately pretty soon.

81- 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%)
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---
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%)
Since issue #2 : - 39.7%

Venomized Typhoid variant and the start of a new arc.—

82- 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)
Since issue #2 : -54.6%
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.1: 4,468
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.2: 2,345

Helas, the truth is probably that this bump is due to the Dormammu venomized variant, and not to Kevin Nowlan drawing this issue. Sad world….< p>

86- 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%)
Since issue #2 : - 47.5%

A red Skull variant cover. The story inside? Who cares?

88- 114- GUARDIANS OF 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%)
07/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 5 - 28,488 (- 39.9%)
07/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 6 - 23,277 (- 18.3%)
08/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 7 – 24,583 (+ 5.7%)
08/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 8 – 22,143 (- 9.9%)
09/17 Guardians of Galaxy # 9 - 28,514 (+ 28.8%)
09/17 Guardians of Galaxy #10- 20,963 (-26.5%)Since issue #2: -59.6%

There is a rock n roll variant on issue #9. Clearly, Guardians of Galaxy can’t support any other monthly than its own anymore.< p> —

89- 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%)
Since issue#2: -38.3%

You wouldn’t know it but there is indeed a venomized variant on issue #5. Not a good sign at all.—

91- 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%)
Since issue #2: -20.7%

Even without Mike Deodato, the title is performing nicely.—

93- 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%)
Since issue #2: -73.3%

A small rebound, thanks to a venomized Klaw variant. Less than one year ago, it was selling more than double what it sells today.—

95- 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%)
07/17 Infamous Iron Man #10 –25,045 (- 3.5%)
08/17 Infamous Iron Man #11 – 24,676 (- 1.5%)
09/17 Infamous Iron Man #12 – 26,307 (+6.6%)
Since issue #2: -34.6%
INFAMOUS IRON MAN TPB VOL.1 : 2,444

”This issue will have massive repercussions on the Marvel Universe”, like all the 70 others floppies this month. Brian Bendis has moved to DC with an exclusive contract if you haven’t heard about it.—

97- 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)
Since issue #2: - 48.5%
CHAMPIONS TPB VOL.1 : 5,035

Put the blame of this climb on a venomized Ultron variant cover, or silliness at his brightest. And it’s a Secret Empire Aftermath thingie, for whatever that means.—

 98- 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%)
Since issue #2: -33.33%

People are more interested by all the gimmicks around Venom (covers, prints, different versions…) than by its paper adventures. 25K is quite modest compared to all the sales rufus Venom is making this month on every title, only by appearing on a cover mixed with another character.—

103-  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%)
Since issue #2: -9.2%

Venomized Phenix variant and suddenly the sales come back to life. It’s doing slightly better than Iceman.—

104- INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS LTD
08/17 Inhumans OFK Ltd # 1 - 50,452
09/17 Inhumans OFK Ltd # 2 - 23,260 (-53.9%)

Even with a venomized variant, the fall is not pretty.—

107- 120-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%)
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%)
Since issue #2: -35.1%

There is an Hip Hop variant cover on issue#7. All in all, disapointing numbers, for sure.—

110- 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%)
07/17 SW Rogue One Ltd #4 - 23,826 (-15.7%)
08/17 SW Rogue One Ltd #5 - 22,372 (- 6.1%)
09/17 SW Rogue One Ltd # 6 - 22,.025 (- 1.6%)
08/17 SW rogue One Cassian & K2SO Special – 43,765 ($5)

$24 to have the whole comic adaptation of the movie. It’s not Star Wars, it’s Dollar Wars!—

116- 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%)
Since issue #2 : -56.6%
PUNISHER TPB VOL.1: 2,934
PUNISHER TPB VOL.2: 1,880

Nice behavior during those last 6 months.—

117- 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%)
Since issue #2: -44.6%
JESSICA JONES TPB VOL.1 : 3,316

12 isuues and stil over 20K. Many others Marvel series would dream of that.—

119- 223- 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%)
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%)
Since issue #2: - 50.0%

No variant, no storyline that will change the MU forever and no aftermath or prologue to a big event thingie. Just a comic to read and enjoy. Weird, isn’t it?—

124- 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%)
Since issue #2: -46.2%

I just couldnt figure out what kind of pastry Jennifer is crushing in her hands on the cover. Don’t go too far Marvel! Violence toward pastries?! Don’t cross a line with me!!—

 129- 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%)
Since issue #2 : -65.2 %
VOL.1 : 49,084 [+507] [+392]
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

Still the same problem: very few people buying the first paperback are in fact following the entire series. But, nonetheless, month after month, this number of first readers is growing and growing. Floppy sales have become rather weak compared to its blockbuster paperback sales.—

130- 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%)
Issue #2: -43.2%

Surprisngly, 50% more popular than Luke Cage’s.—

131- 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%)
Since issue #2: -47.3%

No gimmick. Horrific figures. I guess you can say goodbye to any hope of an Excalibur relaunch.—

137- 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%)
Since issue #2: -44.6%

Slowing down but I bet it will fall over 10K by the end of its short run.—

140-  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%)Since issue #2: -62.7% GWENPOOL VOL.1: 5,677 GWENPOOL VOL.2: 1,971
GWENPOOL VOL.3:   1,762

I guess it will be around as long as it stays above 10K.—

144- 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)
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%)Since issue #2: -67.7% CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409 CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.2: 1,621
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1: 1,710

Ouch! Just the standart comic, with no gimmick. Here is the problem. Marvel has put so much of his efforts on gimmicks and not on faithfull readers that now, if they use gimmicks to sell their products, they lose a lot of money. So they do even more gimmicks. And dig the difference in sales beetween a gimmickless standart comic and a gimmicked one even more. Perhaps they shouldn’t have started to play this dangerous game at all? There is ALWAYS a price to play.—

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 (-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)
Since issue #2: -54.6%

My god, Red Hulk is wearing very tighly shorts!!!—

153- 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%)
07/17 Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme #10- 14,539 (- 3.9%)
08/17 Dr strange Sorcerers Supreme #11- 13,482 (- 7.3%)
09/17 Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme #12- 13,275 (- 1.5%) END
Since issue#2: -54.8%

Every sorcerors is going back home, as well as Marvel’s dreams of ever launching 5 differents ongoing starring Dr Strange.—

130- 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%)
Since issue #2: -39.9%

I encoutered Alessandro Vitti, penciler of this first arc during the Lyon (my city)- Comic Gone convention two months ago. Not only is he a very nice and friendly guy, but also very talented. If you like your art clean and sharp -à la Jim Calafiore-, check this arc out, I know I will!—

155- 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%)
Since issue #2: -54.5%

No matter how you call it, it just won’t sell. There is an amazing Snarks cover by Sanford Greene, which is indeed a recreation of Jon’s Bogdanove’s classic Power Pack 24 cover.—

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%)
07/17 Hawkeye #8 - 13,772 (- 4.9%)
08/17 Hawkeye #9 - 14,989 (+ 8.8%)
09/17 Hawkeye #10- 12,643 (- 15.7%)
Since issue#2 : -53.3%
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

If you don’t look back to its glorious days, this volume is not that much of a disaster saleswise, compared to many other series.—

169- 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)
Since issue#2: -51.3%

Atrocious numbers. Another title with a brand name that doesn’t spark the imagination.—

172- 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%)
Since issue #2: -29.0%

I have a title idea for its next relaunch: “Raccoon”—

175- 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%)
Since issue #2: -35.5%

Atrocious sales. At least, its free fall is slowing down.—

176-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%)
Since issue #2: -27.9%

A fake rebound, thnaks to a venomized Fin Fang Foom

190-  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%)
07/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #22- 10,425 (- 4.7%)
08/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #23- 10,281 (- 1.4%)
09/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #24- 9,859 (- 4.1%)Since issue #2 : -57.3% 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

TPB vol. 6 is out, with slightly diminishing sales, which is perfectly normal. The ongoing fell over the 10K for the first time.—

195- 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%)
Since issue #2: -61.9%

Discovering for the first time the joy of a single digit fall. It should be around 5-6K with issue 12. Not pretty at all.—

198- 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%)
07/17 Nick Fury #4 - 10,973 (-13.5%)
08/17 Nick Fury #5 - 9,145 (-16.7%)
09/17 Nick Fury #6 - 9,014 (- 1.4%) END
Since issue #2: -46.0%

Sank like if it was covered with lead, despite featuring one shot stories filled with graphic inventivity. Aco is now back at DC.

215- 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%)

I never noticed before that David Nokayama is signing D.NA with a small dna sign next to it. Too bad he wasn’t around when Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning were teaming up!—

 224- 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%)
Since issue #2 : -67.1%
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

Pretty stable now.—

235- ZOMBIES ASSEMBLE 2 LTD ($5)
08/17 Zombies Assemble 2 Ltd #1 – 10,057
09/17 Zombies Assemble 2 Ltd #2 – 6,255 (-37.8%)

That’s a 48p page comics, printed in black and white. Still, it’s $5. Either printing in colors is not that much expensive anymore, or Marvel really really wants your money. U decide.

MARVEL TITLES ONLY APPEARING IN THE AUGUST CHARTS

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 ---
Since issue #2: -45.0%

Gimmicless issue. There is quite a lot of Spider-Man products and secondary series. You probably neeed something close to $100 per month to follow the spiderverse titles!—

 SECRET EMPIRE BRAVE NEW POINTLESS EVENT
06/17 SE Brave New World # 1 – 30,858
06/17 SE Brave New World # 2 – 21,814 (-29.3%)
07/17 SE Brave New World # 3 - 18,664 (-14.4%)
07/17 SE Brave New World # 4 - 16,975 (- 9.0%)
08/17 SE Brave New World # 5 - 14,994 (-11.7%)

Be brave, indeed.

 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)
07/17 CA S. Wilson #24 - 17,818 (- 3.3%) (SE)
08/17 Captain America #25- 40,428 (+168.9%)
Since issue #2 : +0.5%%

the future will tell if fans will forgive Marvel for what they did to the original character during this last event.—

  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%)
07/17 Ultimates 2 #9- 16,488 (- 1.9%)
08/17 Ultimates 2 #100-21,680 (+31.5%)
Since issue #2: -9.1%

Soon on the racks: Uncanny Ultimates! Or Blue Ultimates!—

TRUE BELIEVERS
08/17 JK Thor – 22,936
08/17 JK Cap America lives again – 21,941
08/17 JK Thor vs Hulk – 20,392
08/17 JK Black Panther – 19,603
08/17 JK Cap America – 18,294
08/17 JK Iron Man – 17,803
08/17 JK Groot – 17,703
08/17 JK Ant Man & Wasp – 14,820
08/17 JK Inhumans – 14,524
08/17 JK Nick Fury – 13,666JK
08/17 JK Eternals – 11,926
08/17 JK Devil Dinosaur – 11,666

Many classic Kirby issues, reprinted for $1. Nice sales and a real opportunity to have those issues for a very cheap price.—

I AM GROOT
05/17 I Am Groot # 1 – 32,260
06/17 I Am Groot # 2 – 23,202 (-28.1%)
07/17 I Am Groot # 3 - 15,333 (-33.9%)
08/17 I Am Groot # 4 – 15,834 (+ 3.3%) END

I Am bored.—

 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%)
07/17 BP Crew #4 - 13,050 (-10.8%)
08/17 BP Crew #5 - 11,587 (-11.2%)
08/17 BP Crew #6 - 11,435 (- 1.3%) END

A doomed franchise.—

 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%)
Since issue #2: -46.9%

Collected in one-two big volumes, ti could become a modern classic!—

THOR RAGNAROK PRELUDE LTD 
07/17 Thor Ragnarok Prelude Ltd # 1 - 9,751
07/17 Thor Ragnarok Prelude Ltd # 2 - 8,037 (-17.6%)
08/17 Thor Ragnarok Prelude Ltd # 3 - 6,909 (-14.0%)
08/17 Thor Ragnarok Prelude Ltd # 4 - 6,157 (-10.9%)

The less said, the better.—

 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%)
07/17 Unstoppable Wasp # 7 - 7,431 (- 7.7%)
08/17 Unstoppable wasp # 8 - 6,882 (- 7.4%)
Since issue #2: -57.8%

nothing is gonna stop her fall, indeed.

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.

24 COMMENTS

  1. I thought Marvel Legacy #1 was a one-shot? But this analysis seems to claim there will be a #2… Did I miss an announcement?

  2. Great to have you back, Xavier! Three quick questions:

    1) See above. (I couldn’t tell if that was just an instance of your humor…)

    2) Which issue of Royals has an homage cover to which issue of Power Pack? (Looking at both Royals #6 and #7, I don’t see any similarity to PP #24… but I may simply be a dope!)

    3) You mentioned that ACO is back at DC. Awesome! What title? (I can’t find any work credited to him — for any publisher — since his sensational run on Nick Fury came to a close.)

  3. Definitely welcome back! I look forward to seeing the charts for the renumbering months and the charts for this month when they decided to whack so many titles.

  4. Yes, Legacy was a one shot. Is it greater if I say this was humor? :p

    The Sanford Greene variant is for Royals 8.

    Concerning Aco: he did some art for The Shadow-Batman mini-serie.

    Great ot be back, the next column, already waiting to be published, is more current with all the cancellations.

  5. And Moon Girl is kind on an all-age book. Back in the day, those were selling around 5-6K so that’s not bad at all. and remember it has been picked to be available in many schools libray trought Scholastic. That’s huge!

  6. “Then had to go back to the preparation of my trial against my former boss …”

    That sounds more interesting that Marvel’s comic books!

  7. George: you are absolutly right. I don’t know how it works in the US but here, if you never had to go in court against you boss for your basic work rights…well, that’s quite an experience!
    So far, it has been more than 4 years. It should take at least 2 years more. and I’m not counting the time to regain the money they own me. The law says something but it’s not applied…for no reason. I already should have received 1/3 of what they own me..the court said so…but.it has been 4 months and….nada!
    Basically, everybody spends his time giving a long-term court reunion date…then they decide to report to another long-term date and again…and again… You don’t open your mouth during the trial you waited years to arrive, only each lawyer from each party talk, one after the other, and that’s it.
    And the decisions are not based on the half a meter pile of pieces you provided, but on one line here or there, because nobody is gonna read the thing. It’s like another planet where logic has no meaning. Frankly, I wouldn’t be so calm and determined,… It makes you understand how some people in those situations can really burn out, freak out and do something stupid (give up or attack physically their former boss). This is just INSANE.

  8. Finally maybe people will accept that Captain Marvel DOES NOT Sell the only reason keeps going is due to movie in the works. Once movie comes out and if doesn’t help comic sales will be added to the canceled pile that marvel announced recently

  9. “Finally maybe people will accept that Captain Marvel DOES NOT Sell the only reason keeps going is due to movie in the works. Once movie comes out and if doesn’t help comic sales will be added to the canceled pile that marvel announced recently”

    And if does finally gets cancelled then there will be a very vocal outcry from such a very small minority group online and they will scream that Marvel is being sexist.

  10. Great commentary Xavier! You had me laughing a few times.

    It looks like even regular trade buyers will sample a series and never come back for Volume 2 because many of the series are just not that good.

    A shame the actual Venom monthly isn’t doing better. Its such a fun series. All those people buying the silly variants need to support it

  11. Carol lost a lot of fans when they made her a fascist in cw1 and while DeConick was able to bring a few back she also completely ignored Carol’s actions, changing the costume and name in I think the hopes that people would forget that this was a character who beat up a woman in front of that woman’s daughter. Then marvel made Carol a fascist again for cw2. I think until the memories of those two events fade a bit more marvel will have very little chance of increasing her popularity, movie or no movie.

  12. “Then marvel made Carol a fascist again for cw2. I think until the memories of those two events fade a bit more marvel will have very little chance of increasing her popularity, movie or no movie.”

    I blame the fugly haircut, the so-so (at best) new costume, the pedestrian writing and the mediocre artwork for the low sales on Captain Marvel.

  13. “And if does finally gets cancelled then there will be a very vocal outcry from such a very small minority group online and they will scream that Marvel is being sexist.”

    No, they won’t. I wonder if you can post about comics without inserting this bizarre agenda of yours.

  14. “No, they won’t. I wonder if you can post about comics without inserting this bizarre agenda of yours.”

    Bizarre reply. There will be exactly such an outcry by exactly such people.

  15. Xavier, what do you mean by “back in the day” for Marvel’s kids comics?

    Do you mean the “Star Comics” imprint of the mid-1980s when Marvel was putting out licensed property kid comics like Madballs, A.L.F., Heathcliff, and The Spectacular Spider-Ham?

    Because those kids comics sold much, much, much higher than Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur do. Like, 40,000-70,000 units higher.

  16. No, I mean the Adventures line. Spider-Man Adventures, FF Adventures, Marvel Super-Heroes Adventures, Hulk adventures… from 2005-2014 roughtly

  17. I’m a huge Carol Danvers fan, but I’ve mainly been just buying her recent series out of loyalty to the character and in hopes that her stories will improve. It’s been a really long time since there was a Carol Danvers book with art/writing/story that appealed to me. I do think that if a top notch Captain Marvel book came out, it would sell.

  18. I am really sorry that Gwenpool was cancelled. That was the only Marvel title coming out currently that I was really enjoying. I hope her character resurfaces somewhere soon, hopefully with the same fun and irreverent approach.

  19. Loved the writing on Gwenpool, hated the art. Any relaunch definitely needs an artist known for drawing hot women on it.

  20. I used to be a Carol Danvers fan and I used to be a marvel fan. Those days are gone. Many times during cw1 and cw2 I found myself wishing Rogue had just killed her off when she attempted to murder Carol the first time. They can redo the name and the costume all they want: Carol was still the fascist of those two events and until they deal with that I’m not going to read her, certainly not when they push her as their version of Wonder Woman. It’s not just her though, I’m pretty much done with the major characters as they’ve all been shown to have no idea what honor, loyalty and friendship are. Everyone of them has betrayed close friends and been forgiven with an ease that destroys characters for me.

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