Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales: March 2014 — Mark MIllar Makes His Mark

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By Chris Rice

Hello, my name’s Chris, nice to meet you. For the last three years or so, I’ve been writing the indie chart under the nom de plume of Paul Mellerick, as for most of that time I was working for a certain well-known comic distributor here in the UK. They can be assured that I didn’t use any proprietary knowledge, but it still could have been seen as a conflict of interest. I’ve been in the comics retail industry for over 20 years, was comics buyer for Forbidden Planet and Gosh! Comics, and UK readers might conceivably recognise my name from the Networks column in Comics International, which I wrote for some years.

I chose the name Paul Mellerick in tribute to a friend of mine, who died 15 years ago. He was a computer gaming journalist, and actually holds a small part in the history of comics, being the man who first commissioned a piece of writing from Kieron Gillen. Incidentally Kieron was one of the few people who was aware of all of this, as I thought he might get a bit of a shock if he ever happened upon the column.

Anyway, I’m not working in comics currently, so I thought I’d come out, as it were. It wouldn’t surprise me if I end up back in comics retail at some point, but for the moment, I shall be keeping my arm in with this column. On with the show…

Pretty much as you were this month, the usual suspects punctuated by new books from Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, the Ultimates team split up for the moment, and the return of Buffy. Elsewhere the nineties’ best noir series returns and there are a few encouraging upswings in the sales of some mid-selling titles.

150 indie titles charted in the top 300, down on last month’s 155. Overall sales were up at 1,655,816, compared to last month’s 1,568,427 and the average sales this month are 11,038, up on last month’s 10,118. 23 titles went up in sales and 107 went down, with the rest made up of new entries and specials.

Image have an excellent month with an 11.38% dollar share and an 11.04% market share, while Dark Horse continue in second place with a 6.19% dollar share and 5.72% market share. IDW have a 5.29% dollar share and a 4.51% market share, Dynamite have a 2.61% dollar share and 2.56% market share and Boom! have a 1.99 % dollar share and 1.84% market share.

UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates, and can be found here.

9, 11. The Walking Dead (Image)

03/2009: The Walking Dead #59 - 23,257
03/2010: -
03/2011: The Walking Dead #83 - 33,686
03/2012: The Walking Dead #95 - 33,916
03/2013: The Walking Dead #108 - 67,423

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04/2013: The Walking Dead #109 - 90,362 (+34.0%)
05/2013: The Walking Dead #110 - 76,455 (-15.4%)
06/2013: The Walking Dead #111 - 74,857 (-2.1%)
07/2013: The Walking Dead #112 - 72,975 (-2.5%)
08/2013: The Walking Dead #113 - 70,273 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Walking Dead #114 - 70,440 (+0.2%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead #115 - 310,584 (329,127)(+340.9%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special - 40,572
10/2013: The Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Ed - 39,780
11/2013: The Walking Dead #116 - 69,913 (-77.5%)
11/2013: The Walking Dead #117 - 68,818 (-1.6%)
12/2013: The Walking Dead #118 - 68,020 (-1.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #119 - 65,151 (-4.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #120 - 65,286 (+0.2%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #121 - 65,244 (-0.1%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #122 - 64,810 (-0.6%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #123 - 64,460 (-0.5%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #124 - 64,659 (+0.3%)

Everything is super-stable at the moment, although things might slow down a little, now that the TV show is off-air again.

38. The Star Wars (Dark Horse)

09/2013: The Star Wars #1 - 78,467
10/2013: The Star Wars #2 - 56,165 (-28.4%)
11/2013: The Star Wars #3 - 50,346 (-10.4%)
12/2013: The Star Wars #4 - 47,292 (-6.1%)
12/2013: The Star Wars #0 - 40,531
01/2014: The Star Wars #5 - 42,686 (-9.7%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: The Star Wars #6 - 41,237 (-3.4%)

I’m really amazed that sales have remained this high. I found it nigh-on unreadable.

45. Serenity (Dark Horse)

01/2014: Leaves on the Wind #1 - 47,285 (54,392)
02/2014: Leaves on the Wind #2 - 38,630 (-18.3%)
03/2014: Leaves on the Wind #3 - 37,516 (-2.9%)

Sales settling down very well. Will Dark Horse be able to continue to resist the urge to put out 2 or 3 Serenity books, to replace the departing Star Wars license?

46. Jupiter's Legacy (Image)

04/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #1 - 105,437 
05/2013: -
06/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #2 - 48,217 (-54.3%)
07-08/2013: -
09/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #3 - 43,766 (-9.2%)
10/2013-02/2014: -
03/2014: Jupiter's Legacy #4 - 36,918 (-15.6%)
55. Starlight (Image)

04/2014: Starlight #1 - 34,080

Two Mark Millar books in a row, the starpower of Frank Quitely keeping Legacy just above his collaboration with the under-rated Goran Parlov, a riff on the Buck Rogers/ Flash Gordon-style space-hero.

68. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Star Wars #3 - 45,522

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04/2013: Star Wars #4 - 45,019 (-1.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars #5 - 44,310 (-1.6%)
06/2013: Star Wars #6 - 42,806 (-3.4%)
07/2013: Star Wars #7 - 41,611 (-2.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars #8 - 38,792 (-6.8%)
09/2013: Star Wars #9 - 37,502 (-3.3%)
10/2013: Star Wars #10 - 36,019 (-3.9%)
10/2013: 1-for-1 Star Wars #1 - 16,690 (-3.9%)
11/2013: Star Wars #11 - 34,227 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Star Wars #12 - 33,093 (-3.3%)
01/2014: Star Wars #13 - 31,543 (-4.7%)
02/2014: Star Wars #14 - 30,828 (-2.3%)
03/2014: Star Wars #15 - 29,967 (-2.8%)

No announcement yet on when the Dark Horse Star Wars titles will cease, but presumably they must be starting to develop end-strategies for these books. Still doing very respectably.

72. East of West (Image)

03/2013: East of West #1 - 49,518 (64,284)
04/2013: East of West #2 - 41,838 (-15.5%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: East of West #3 - 39,441 (-5.7%)
07/2013: East of West #4 - 43,228 (+9.6%)
08/2013: East of West #5 - 36,345 (-15.9%)
09/2013: East of West #6 - 33,381 (-8.2%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: East of West #7 - 32,889 (-1.4%)
12/2013: East of West #8 - 31,059 (-5.6%)
01/2014: East of West #9 - 29,885 (-3.8%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: East of West #10 - 28,853 (-3.4%)

Slipping a bit, but still doing very well overall.

75. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

03/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #12 - 88,930
03/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23 - 64,108
03/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33 - 46,568
03/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #7 - 29,908
03/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #19 - 22,424

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04/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #20 - 21,901 (-2.3%)
05/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #21 - 21,701 (-0.9%)
06/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #22 - 21,194 (-2.3%)
07/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #23 - 20,768 (-2.0%)
08/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #24 - 20,584 (-0.9%)
09/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #25 - 20,392 (-0.9%)
03/2013: Buffy TVS Season 10 #1 - 27,851 (+36.6%)

Buffy returns, a decent bump but likely to drop back to the same level as the last series before too long.

77. Magnus Robot Fighter (Dynamite)

03/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #1 - 27,497

A decent launch number, below Turok’s debut last month, but not bad at all.

92. Afterlife with Archie (Archie)

10/2013: Afterlife With Archie #1 - 41,533 (47,195)
11/2013: Afterlife With Archie #2 - 19,188 (-53.8%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Afterlife With Archie #3 - 24,266 (+26.5%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Afterlife With Archie #4 - 24,165 (-0.4%)

Still doing stellar numbers, and very stable.

94. Real Heroes (Image)

03/2014: Real Heroes #1 - 23,716

Bryan Hitch launched his first solo book, to reasonable numbers. Remember he probably makes more from this than any 100,000 selling book from Marvel.

102. Sex Criminals (Image)

09/2013: Sex Criminals #1 - 37,893
10/2013: Sex Criminals #2 - 22,510 (-40.6%)
11/2013: Sex Criminals #3 - 20,712 (-7.9%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Sex Criminals #4 - 22,433 (+8.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Sex Criminals #5 - 22,593 (+0.7%)

Also very stable, and receiving rave reviews. The new collection may even see a rise on the next issue.

107. Velvet (Image)

10/2013: Velvet #1 - 41,897
11/2013: -
12/2013: Velvet #2 - 25,549 (-39.0%)
01/2014: Velvet #3 - 23,177 (-9.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Velvet #4 - 21,412 (-7.6%)

This on the other hand is not holding up quite so well, but the drops are starting to slow down.

110. Lazarus (Image)

05/2013: Lazarus #1 - 48,030
07/2013: Lazarus #2 - 27,143 (31,470)(-43.5%)
08/2013: Lazarus #3 - 24,961 (-8.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Lazarus #4 - 23,701 (-5.0%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Lazarus #5 - 22,695 (-4.2%)
02/2014: Lazarus #6 - 21,198 (-6.6%)
03/2014: Lazarus #7 - 20,150 (-4.9%)

Also dropping a little quickly.

112. My Little Pony Friends Forever (IDW)

01/2014: MLP Friends Forever #1 - 23,370 
02/2014: MLP Friends Forever #2 - 20,676 (-11.5%)
03/2014: MLP Friends Forever #3 - 20,038 (-3.1%)

Levelling out nicely.

121. Deadly Class (Image)

01/2014: Deadly Class #1 - 34,572
02/2014: Deadly Class #2 - 21,159 (-38.8%)
03/2014: Deadly Class #3 - 18,536 (-12.4%)

Still dropping but an average drop at this stage.

134. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

03/2012: TMNT #8 - 18,775
03/2013: TMNT #20 - 16,084

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04/2013: TMNT #21 - 20,659 (+28.4%)
05/2013: TMNT #22 - 27,759 (+34.4%)
06/2013: TMNT #23 - 17,772 (-36.0%)
07/2013: TMNT #24 - 16,484 (-7.2%)
08/2013: TMNT #25 - 17,833 (+8.0%)
09/2013: TMNT #26 - 17,322 (-2.9%)
10/2013: TMNT #27 - 17,042 (-1.6%)
11/2013: TMNT #28 - 17,045 (0%)
12/2013: TMNT #29 - 15,532 (-8.9%)
01/2014: TMNT #30 - 14,979 (-3.6%)
02/2014: TMNT #31 - 14,684 (-2.0%)
03/2014: TMNT #32 - 15,040 (+2.4%)

A nice little increase this month.

135. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

03/2012: The Manhattan Projects #1 - 17,955
03/2013: The Manhattan Projects #10 - 17,028

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04/2013: The Manhattan Projects #11 - 17,517 (+2.9%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: The Manhattan Projects #12 - 17,076 (-2.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: The Manhattan Projects #13 - 17,556 (+2.8%)
09/2013: The Manhattan Projects #14 - 16,881 (-3.8%)
10/2013: The Manhattan Projects #15 - 16,842 (-0.2%)
11/2013: The Manhattan Projects #16 - 16,674 (-0.1%)
12/2013: The Manhattan Projects #17 - 15,646 (-6.0%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: The Manhattan Projects #18 - 15,076 (-3.6%)
03/2014: The Manhattan Projects #19 - 14,813 (-1.7%)

Relatively stable after a couple of mildly bumpy months.

136. Fatale (Image)

03/2012: Fatale #3 - 20,222
03/2013: Fatale #13 - 17,662

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04/2013: Fatale #14 - 17,557 (-0.6%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Fatale #15 - 22,373 (+28.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Fatale #16 - 17,045 (-24.6%)
09/2013: Fatale #17 - 16,571 (-2.7%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Fatale #18 - 16,154 (-2.5%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Fatale #19 - 15,725 (-2.7%)
02/2014: Fatale #20 - 13,862 (-11.8%)
03/2014: Fatale #21 - 14,799 (+6.8%)

A nice increase as the book heads towards the end at #24.

137. The Veil (Dark Horse)

03/2014: Veil #1 - 14,445

A new, rather odd, crime book from the increasingly prolific Greg Rucka. I’m glad to see him back on a regular basis.

138, 214. Stray Bullets (Image)

03/2014: Stray Bullets #41 - 8,297
03/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #1 - 14,208

One of my personal highlights, the return of David Lapham’s amazing crime book. Left dangling for over a decade, the last issue of the last series is finally released alongside the first issue of the new series. I can’t recommend this series highly enough, I can still remember how blown away I was by the first issue, almost 20 years ago!

139. Manifest Destiny (Image)

11/2013: Manifest Destiny #1 - 17,371
12/2013: Manifest Destiny #2 - 12,801 (-26.3%)
01/2014: Manifest Destiny #3 - 12,034 (-6.0%)
02/2014: Manifest Destiny #4 - 13,291 (+10.4%)
03/2014: Manifest Destiny #5 - 14,152 (+6.5%)

Strong word of mouth is pushing up sales very well.

144. Adventure Time (Boom!)

03/2012: Adventure Time #2 - 11,329
03/2013: Adventure Time #14 - 22,165

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04/2013: Adventure Time #15 - 21,682 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Adventure Time #16 - 21,659 (-0.1%)
05/2013: Adventure Time Annual #1 - 20,975
06/2013: Adventure Time #17 - 20,860 (-3.7%)
07/2013: Adventure Time #18 - 21,071 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Adventure Time Summer Special 2013 - 19,182 (26,278)
08/2013: Adventure Time #19 - 19,852 (-5.8%)
09/2013: Adventure Time #20 - 18,822 (-5.2%)
10/2013: Adventure Time #21 - 18,156 (-3.5%)
10/2013: Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular - 16,920
11/2013: Adventure Time #22 - 16,905 (-6.9%)
12/2013: Adventure Time #23 - 15,635 (-7.5%)
01/2014: Adventure Time #24 - 14,757 (-5.6%)
01/2014: Adventure Time 2014 Special - 13,388 
02/2014: Adventure Time #25 - 14,191 (-3.8%)
03/2014: Adventure Time #26 - 13,839 (-2.5%)

Slowly spiraling downwards.

145. Tales of Honor (Image)

03/2014: Tales of Honor #1 - 13,827

A spin-off of David Weber’s popular Honor Harrington series of sci-fi war books.

146. Tomb Raider (Dark Horse)

02/2014: Tomb Raider #1 - 18,486
03/2014: Tomb Raider #2 - 13,636 (-26.2%)

An average second-issue drop. Not especially encouraging sales though.

148. Sovereign (Image) 

03/2014: Sovereign #1 - 13,204

An interesting fantasy book by Chris Roberson with lovely art from Paul Maybury, who I suspect is a big Paul Pope fan.

151. Invincible (Image)

03/2009: Invincible #60 - 15,777 
03/2010: -
03/2011: Invincible #78 - 15,808
03/2012: -
03/2013: Invincible #101 - 15,540

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04/2013: Invincible #102 - 15,249 (-1.9%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Invincible #103 - 15,072 (-1.2%)
07/2013: Invincible #104 - 14,733 (-2.2%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Invincible #105 - 14,437 (-2.0%)
10/2013: Invincible #106 - 13,961 (-3.3%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Invincible #107 - 13,268 (-5.0%)
01/2014: Invincible #108 - 12,844 (-3.2%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Invincible #109 - 12,748 (-0.7%)

The calm before the storm…

152. Star Wars Darth Vader (Dark Horse)

04/2013: Ninth Assassin #1 - 17,278 (+28.7%)
05/2013: Ninth Assassin #2 - 15,322 (-11.3%)
06/2013: Ninth Assassin #3 - 14,806 (-3.4%)
07/2013: Ninth Assassin #4 - 14,650 (-1.1%)
08/2013: Ninth Assassin #5 - 14,258 (-2.7%)
09-11/2013: -
12/2013: Cry of Shadows #1 - 15,847 (+11.1%)
01/2014: Cry of Shadows #2 - 13,920 (-12.2%)
02/2014: Cry of Shadows #3 - 13,111 (-5.8%)
03/2014: Cry of Shadows #4 - 12,697 (-3.2%)
153. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

03/2009: Star Wars Legacy #34 - 25,304
03/2010: Star Wars Legacy #46 - 19,790
03/2011: Star Wars Legacy War #4 - 18,058
03/2012: -
03/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #1 - 21,600

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04/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #2 - 16,384 (-24.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #3 - 16,497 (+0.7%)
06/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #4 - 16,147 (-2.1%)
07/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #5 - 15,854 (-1.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #6 - 15,394 (-2.9%)
09/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #7 - 14,924 (-3.0%)
10/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #8 - 14,576 (-2.3%)
11/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #9 - 13,999 (-4.0%)
11/2013: 1 For $1 Star Wars Legacy #1 - 6,624
12/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #10 - 13,783 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #11 - 13,398 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #12 - 13,029 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #13 - 12,671 (-2.7%)

Two of DH’s mid-range Star Wars books, both slowly slipping away.

155. Unity (Valiant)

11/2013: Unity #1 - 60,003
12/2013: Unity #2 - 18,845 (-68.6%)
01/2014: Unity #3 - 13,277 (-29.5%)
02/2014: Unity #4 - 10,644 (-19.8%)
03/2014: Unity #5 - 12,268 (+15.3%)

I have no idea why this issue’s suddenly jumped, unless we somehow lost some of last month’s sales?

156. X-Files Season 10 (IDW)

06/2013: X-Files Season 10 #1 - 24,270
07/2013: X-Files Season 10 #2 - 16,729 (-31.1%)
08/2013: X-Files Season 10 #3 - 17,557 (+4.9%)
09/2013: X-Files Season 10 #4 - 16,999 (-3.2%)
10/2013: X-Files Season 10 #5 - 16,819 (-1.1%)
11/2013: X-Files Season 10 #6 - 15,289 (-9.1%)
12/2013: X-Files Season 10 #7 - 14,792 (-3.3%)
01/2014: X-Files Season 10 #8 - 13,981 (-5.5%)
02/2014: X-Files Season 10 #9 - 13,129 (-6.1%)
03/2014: X-Files Season 10 #10 - 12,252 (-6.7%)

Still falling a bit quickly.

157. Legenderry (Dynamite)

12/2013: Legenderry #1 - 27,174
02/2014: Legenderry #2 - 14,570 (-46.4%)
03/2014: Legenderry #3 - 12,218 (-16.1%)

Average third-issue drop.

158. Star Wars Dawn of The Jedi (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #4 - 13,728

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04/2013: -
05/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #5 - 13,304 (-3.1%)
06-10/2013: -
11/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #1 - 15,515 (+16.6%)
12/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #2 - 13,531 (-12.8%)
01/2014: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #3 - 12,978 (-4.1%)
02/2014: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #4 - 12,443 (-4.1%)
03/2014: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #5 - 12,144 (-2.4%)

The last issue of this series, but I think it’s going straight into a new series next month.

159. Ten Grand (Image)

05/2013: Ten Grand #1 - 57,216
06/2013: Ten Grand #2 - 29,241 (-48.9%)
07/2013: Ten Grand #3 - 21,858 (-25.5%)
08/2013: Ten Grand #4 - 19,017 (-13.0%)
09-10/2013: -
11/2013: Ten Grand #5 - 17,020 (-10.5%)
12/2013: Ten Grand #6 - 15,366 (-9.7%)
02/2014: Ten Grand #7 - 13,201 (-14.1%)
03/2014: Ten Grand #8 - 12,117 (-8.2%)

Plummeting.

161. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

03/2011: Real American Hero #164 - 10,386
03/2012: Real American Hero #176 - 8,622
03/2013: Real American Hero #188 - 7,393

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04/2013: Real American Hero #189 - 7,496 (+1.4%)
05/2013: Real American Hero #190 - 7,550 (+0.7%)
06/2013: Real American Hero #191 - 7,407 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Real American Hero #192 - 7,361 (-0.6%)
08/2013: Real American Hero #193 - 7,314 (-0.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Real American Hero #194 - 7,314 (0%)
10/2013: Real American Hero #195 - 7,135 (-2.4%)
11/2013: Real American Hero #196 - 8,102 (+13.6%)
12/2013: Real American Hero #197 - 6,983 (-13.8%)
01/2014: Real American Hero #198 - 6,736 (-3.5%)
02/2014: Real American Hero #199 - 6,652 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Real American Hero #200 - 11,780 (+77.1%)

A healthy increase for the double sized anniversary, which isn’t ending with this issue.

162. Spawn (Image)

03/2009: Spawn #190 - 21,548
03/2010: Spawn #196 - 18,893
03/2011: Spawn #205 - 15,320
03/2012: Spawn #217 - 12,686
03/2013: Spawn #229 - 16,355

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04/2013: Spawn #230 - 15,994 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Spawn #231 - 16,502 (+3.2%)
06/2013: Spawn #232 - 16,077 (-2.7%)
07/2013: Spawn #233 - 15,701 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Spawn #234 - 15,930 (+0.8%)
09/2013: Spawn #235 - 15,081 (-5.3%)
10/2013: Spawn #236 - 13,368 (-11.4%)
11/2013: Spawn #237 - 14,411 (+7.8%)
12/2013: Spawn #238 - 12,459 (-13.5%)
01/2014: Spawn #239 - 12,369 (-0.7%)
02/2014: Spawn #240 - 11,827 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Spawn #241 - 11,766 (-0.5%)

Stable this month.

163. Clockwork Angels (Boom!)

03/2013: Clockwork Angels #1 - 11,602

A tie-in with Canadian prog-rock band Rush. Supposedly it’s pretty good.

164, 170. God is Dead (Avatar)

09/2013: God Is Dead #1 - 26,664
10/2013: God Is Dead #2 - 15,366 (-42.4%)
11/2013: God Is Dead #3 - 14,930 (-2.8%)
12/2013: God Is Dead #4 - 13,369 (-10.5%)
01/2014: God Is Dead #5 - 11,897 (-11.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #6 - 12,852 (+8.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #7 - 12,008 (-6.6%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #8 - 11,515 (-4.1%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #9 - 10,976 (-4.7%)

Sliding downwards.

165. Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 (Dynamite)

03/2014: $6,000,000 Man S6 #1 - 11,493

A continuation of the original TV series, a la Buffy & Angel.

167. Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (Dynamite)

02/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 - 30,722
03/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2 - 11,296 (-63.3%)

Not really much of a surprise there.

168, 286. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW)

03/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #89 - 9,623

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04/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #90 - 9,478 (-1.5%)
05/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #91 - 9,332 (-1.5%)
06/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #92 - 9,206 (-1.4%)
07/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #93 - 8,990 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #94 - 8,541 (-5.0%)
09/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #0 - 10,249 (+20.0%)
10/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #95 - 8,663 (-15.5%)
11/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #96 - 9,438 (+8.9%)
12/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #97 - 8,273 (-12.3%)
01/2014: Transformers Regeneration One #98 - 8,000 (-3.3%)
02/2014: Transformers Regeneration One #99 - 7,994 (-0.1%)
03/2014: Transformers Regeneration One #100 - 11,153 (+39.5%)
03/2014: Transformers 1984 #1 100 Penny Press Ed - 5,397

A healthy increase for the double sized anniversary, which is ending with this issue. A reprint of the original 30 year-old Marvel debut issue does alright.

171, 193. X-Files Conspiracy (IDW)

01/2014: X-Files Conspiracy #1 - 15,576
01/2014: Conspiracy Ghostbusters #1 - 11,286
02/2014: Conspiracy TMNT #1 - 13104
02/2014: Conspiracy Transformers #1 - 11,897
03/2014: Conspiracy Crow #1 - 9,394
03/2014: X-Files Conspiracy #2 - 10,859

And this year’s IDW crossover book draws to a close. It did alright, I suppose.

174. Dead Body Road (Image)

12/2013: Dead Body Road #1 - 16,840
01/2014: Dead Body Road #2 - 11,900 (-29.3%)
02/2014: Dead Body Road #3 - 10,659 (-10.4%)
03/2014: Dead Body Road #4 - 10,536 (-1.1%)

Leveling right out.

175. Revival (Image)

03/2013: Revival #8 - 17,082

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04/2013: Revival #9 - 16,977 (-0.6%)
05/2013: Revival #10 - 16,314 (-3.9%)
06/2013: Revival #11 - 13,536 (-17.0%)
07/2013: Revival #12 - 13,948 (+3.0%)
08/2013: Revival #13 - 12,549 (-10.0%)
09/2013: Revival #14 - 12,254 (-2.3%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Revival #15 - 11,468 (-6.4%)
12/2013: Revival #16 - 11,065 (-3.5%)
01/2014: Revival #17 - 10,585 (-4.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Revival #18 - 10,456 (-1.2%)

Pretty stable this month.

176. Rocket Girl (Image)

10/2013: Rocket Girl #1 - 20,287
11/2013: Rocket Girl #2 - 12,592 (-37.9%)
12/2013: Rocket Girl #3 - 10,976 (-12.8%)
01-02/2014: -
03/2013: Rocket Girl #4 - 10,369 (-5.5%)
177. Satellite Sam (Image)

07/2013: Satellite Sam #1 - 32,452
08/2013: Satellite Sam #2 - 20,752 (-36.1%)
09/2013: Satellite Sam #3 - 16,909 (-18.5%)
10/2013: Satellite Sam #4 - 14,666 (-13.3%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Satellite Sam #5 - 13,060 (-11.0%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Satellite Sam #6 - 10,797 (-17.3%)
03/2014: Satellite Sam #7 - 10,210 (-5.4%)

Two new-ish Image books with sales starting to stabilize.

178. Adventure Time Flip Side (Boom!)

01/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #1 - 13,372
02/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #2 - 11,318 (-15.4%)
03/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #3 - 10,157 (-10.3%)

Dropping pretty swiftly, as the Adventure Time well starts to run dry.

179. Revenge (Image)

02/2014: Revenge #1 - 17,362
03/2014: Revenge #2 - 10,112 (-41.8%)

The second issue was a bit better than the first. Not by much though.

180. Twilight Zone (Dynamite)

12/2013: Twilight Zone #1 - 21,723
01/2014: Twilight Zone #2 - 11,537 (-46.9%)
02/2014: Twilight Zone #3 - 10,061 (-12.8%)

A far more promising drop than the last issue.

182. Fuse (Image)

02/2014: Fuse #1 - 15,957
03/2014: Fuse #2 - 9,928 (-37.8%)

Pretty average for an Image book at the moment.

184. Sons of Anarchy (Boom!) 

09/2013: Sons of Anarchy #1 - 27,601
10/2013: Sons of Anarchy #2 - 14,688 (-46.8%)
11/2013: Sons of Anarchy #3 - 13,251 (-9.8%)
12/2013: Sons of Anarchy #4 - 12,215 (-7.8%)
01/2014: Sons of Anarchy #5 - 11,607 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Sons of Anarchy #6 - 11,228 (-3.3%)
03/2014: Sons of Anarchy #7 - 9,910 (-11.7%)

Ooh, that’s not very promising.

187. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

03/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #19 - 10,412

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04/2013: -
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #20 - 10,508 (+0.9%)
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #21 - 12,055 (+14.7%)
06/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #22 - 10,799 (-10.4%)
07/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #23 - 11,022 (+2.1%)
08/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #24 - 10,886 (-1.2%)
09/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #25 - 11,388 (+4.6%)
10/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #26 - 10,872 (-4.5%)
11/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #27 - 9,985 (-8.2%)
12/2013: Star Trek Annual 2013 - 8,683
12/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #28 - 10,443 (+4.6%)
01/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #29 - 10,127 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #30 - 9,906 (-2.2%)
03/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #31 - 9,781 (-1.3%)

Pretty solid this month.

188. Alex & Ada (Image)

11/2013: Alex & Ada #1 - 14,992
12/2013: Alex & Ada #2 - 10,700 (-28.6%)
01/2014: Alex & Ada #3 - 10,242 (-4.3%)
02/2014: Alex & Ada #4 - 9,862 (-3.7%)
03/2014: Alex & Ada #5 - 9,761 (-1.0%)

Very solid this month, with second prints of the first four issues also being released (but not charting).

190, 192. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

03/2012: More Than Meets Eye #3 - 12,064
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #15 - 9,768

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04/2013: More Than Meets Eye #16 - 9,637 (-1.3%)
05/2013: More Than Meets Eye #17 - 9,523 (-1.2%)
06/2013: More Than Meets Eye #18 - 9,394 (-1.4%)
07/2013: More Than Meets Eye #19 - 9,320 (-0.8%)
08/2013: More Than Meets Eye #20 - 9,402 (+0.9%)
09/2013: More Than Meets Eye #21 - 9,258 (-1.5%)
10/2013: More Than Meets Eye #22 - 9,248 (-0.1%)
11/2013: Dark Cybertron #1 - 12,165
11/2013: More Than Meets Eye #23 - 9,579 (+3.6%)
12/2013: More Than Meets Eye #24 - 10,138 (+5.8%)
01/2014: More Than Meets Eye #25 - 9,867 (-2.7%)
02/2014: More Than Meets Eye #26 - 9,663 (-2.1%)
03/2014: More Than Meets Eye #27 - 9,409 (-2.6%)
03/2014: Dark Cybertron Finale - 9,395
191. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

03/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #15 - 9,707

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04/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #16 - 9,700 (-0.1%)
05/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #17 - 9,540 (-1.6%)
06/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #18 - 9,495 (-0.5%)
07/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #19 - 9,564 (+0.7%)
08/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 - 9,218 (-3.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #21 - 9,220 (0%)
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #22 - 9,044 (-1.9%)
11/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #23 - 10,355 (+14.5%)
12/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #24 - 9,812 (-5.2%)
01/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #25 - 9,609 (-2.1%)
02/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #26 - 9,535 (-0.7%)
03/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #27 - 9,409 (-1.3%)

GIANT ROBOTS! FIGHTING! Very stable this month as Dark Cybertron ends.

194. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

03/2013: X-O Manowar #11 - 15,765

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04/2013: X-O Manowar #12 - 13,216 (-16.2%)
05/2013: X-O Manowar #13 - 13,305 (+0.7%)
06/2013: X-O Manowar #14 - 13,227 (-0.6%)
07/2013: X-O Manowar #15 - 13,997 (+5.5%)
08/2013: X-O Manowar #16 - 11,019 (-21.3%)
09/2013: X-O Manowar #17 - 10,859 (-1.5%)
10/2013: X-O Manowar #18 - 11,438 (+5.3%)
11/2013: X-O Manowar #19 - 11,744 (+3.0%)
12/2013: X-O Manowar #20 - 9,941 (-15.4%)
01/2014: X-O Manowar #21 - 9,336 (-6.1%)
02/2014: X-O Manowar #22 - 9,808 (+5.1%)
03/2014: X-O Manowar #23 - 9,394 (-4.2%)

Up and down, but overall fairly stable at the moment.

196. Evil Empire (Boom!)

03/2014: Evil Empire #1 - 9,296

A new book from Max Bemis, who wrote the excellent Polarity. Decent opening figures for a Boom book.

198. Undertow (Image)

02/2014: Undertow #1 - 14,859
03/2014: Undertow #2 - 9,247 (-37.8%)

Not an awful second-issue drop.

200. TMNT Utrom Empire (IDW)

01/2014: Tmnt Utrom Empire #1 - 11,084
02/2014: Tmnt Utrom Empire #2 - 9,542 (-13.9%)
03/2014: Tmnt Utrom Empire #3 - 9,035 (-5.3%)

Starting to level out.

201. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

03/2013: Sonic #246 - 8,511

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04/2013: Sonic #247 - 9,003 (+5.8%)
05/2013: Sonic #248 - 12,158 (+35.0%)
05/2013: Sonic #249 - 11,339 (-6.7%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Sonic #250 - 14,291 (+26.0%)
07/2013: Sonic #251 - 12,782 (-10.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Sonic #252 - 10,968 (-14.2%)
10/2013: Sonic #253 - 10,982 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic #254 - 10,585 (-3.6%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Sonic #255 - 10,422 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Sonic #256 - 9,840 (-5.6%)
02/2014: Sonic #257 - 9,325 (-5.2%)
03/2014: Sonic #258 - 9,023 (-3.2%)

Pretty much back to normal, sales-wise.

202. Samurai Jack (IDW)

10/2013: Samurai Jack #1 - 23,661
11/2013: Samurai Jack #2 - 12,645 (-46.6%)
12/2013: Samurai Jack #3 - 11,553 (-8.6%)
01/2014: Samurai Jack #4 - 10,451 (-9.5%)
02/2014: Samurai Jack #5 - 9,989 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Samurai Jack #6 - 8,960 (-10.3%)

A mild ouch.

204. Sex (Image)

03/2013: Sex #1 - 23,630 (29,298)

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04/2013: Sex #2 - 21,342 (-9.7%)
05/2013: Sex #3 - 20,509 (-3.9%)
06/2013: Sex #4 - 17,938 (-12.5%)
07/2013: Sex #5 - 15,996 (-10.8%)
08/2013: Sex #6 - 14,488 (-9.4%)
09/2013: Sex #7 - 13,074 (-9.8%)
10/2013: Sex #8 - 12,082 (-7.6%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Sex #9 - 10,707 (-11.4%)
01/2014: Sex #10 - 9,947 (-7.1%)
02/2014: Sex #11 - 9,302 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Sex #12 - 8,830 (-5.1%)

Maybe leveling out. Sort-of.

205. Quantum & Woody (Valiant)

07/2013: Quantum & Woody #1 - 17,622
08/2013: Quantum & Woody #2 - 12,818 (-27.3%)
09/2013: Quantum & Woody #3 - 10,734 (-16.3%)
10/2013: Quantum & Woody #4 - 11,242 (+4.7%)
11/2013: Quantum & Woody #5 - 10,816 (-3.8%)
12/2013: Quantum & Woody #6 - 8,855 (-18.1%)
01/2014: Quantum & Woody #7 - 8,590 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Quantum & Woody #8 - 7,992 (-7.0%)
03/2014: Quantum & Woody Goat #0 - 8,747

The Goat special gets a bit of a sales boost.

206. Magic The Gathering (IDW)

04/2013: MTG Path of Vengeance #4 - 9,734 (-3.6%)
05-09/2013: -
10/2013: MTG Theros #1 - 11,919 (+22.4%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: MTG Theros #2 - 9,486 (-20.4%)
01/2014: MTG Theros #3 - 9,148 (-3.6%)
01/2014: MTG Theros #4 - 8,460 (-7.5%)
03/2014: MTG Theros #5 - 8,746 (+3.4%)

The final issue gets a bit of a bump.

207, 274. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

03/2013: Crossed Badlands #25 - 12,022
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #26 - 8,326 (-30.7%)

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04/2013: Crossed Badlands #27 - 7,930 (-4.8%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #28 - 7,891 (-0.5%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #29 - 7,595 (-3.7%)
06/2013: Crossed Badlands #30 - 7,573 (-0.3%)
06/2013: Crossed Badlands #31 - 7,327 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #32 - 7,399 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #33 - 7,209 (-2.6%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #34 - 7,204 (0%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #35 - 6,737 (-6.5%)
09/2013: Crossed Badlands #36 - 6,990 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Crossed Special 2013 - 6,472
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #37 - 6,901 (-1.3%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #38 - 6,840 (-0.8%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #39 - 6,743 (-1.4%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #40 - 6,607 (-2.0%)
11/2013: Crossed Badlands #41 - 6,516 (-1.4%)
11/2013: Crossed Badlands #42 - 6,467 (-0.7%)
12/2013: Crossed Badlands #43 - 6,086 (-5.9%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #44 - 6,111 (+0.4%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #45 - 5,948 (-2.7%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #46 - 5,879 (-1.2%)
02/2014: Crossed Badlands #47 - 5,899 (+0.3%)
02/2014: Crossed Badlands #48 - 5,829 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Crossed Badlands #49 - 5,845 (+0.2%)
03/2014: Crossed Badlands #50 - 8,685 (+48.6%)

A large jump as Garth Ennis returns for the anniversary, and a look at Patient Zero. Not as big a jump as the last time he came back though, at #25.

208. BPRD (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Hell on Earth #105 Cold Day in Hell - 10,772

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04/2013: Hell on Earth #106 Cold Day in Hell - 10,419 (-3.3%)
05/2013: Hell on Earth #107 Wasteland #1 - 10,493 (+0.7%)
06/2013: Hell on Earth #108  - 10,093 (-3.8%)
07/2013: Hell on Earth #109  - 10,018 (-0.7%)
08/2013: Hell on Earth #110  - 9,842 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Hell on Earth #111  - 9,587 (-2.5%)
10/2013: Hell on Earth #112  - 9,497 (-0.9%)
11/2013: Hell on Earth #113  - 8,904 (-6.2%)
12/2013: Hell on Earth #114  - 8,668 (-2.6%)
01/2014: Hell on Earth #115  - 9,072 (+4.7%)
02/2014: Hell on Earth #116  - 8,674 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Hell on Earth #117  - 8,510 (-1.9%)

Relatively stable this month.

209. Mercenary Sea (Image)

02/2014: Mercenary Sea #1 - 10,728
03/2014: Mercenary Sea #2 - 8,509 (-20.7%)

A good second-issue drop for this ‘30s adventure romp.

210. King Conan (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Hour of The Dragon #1 - 12,566
06/2013: Hour of The Dragon #2 - 9,808 (-21.9%)
07/2013: Hour of The Dragon #3 - 9,319 (-5.0%)
08/2013: Hour of The Dragon #4 - 9,492 (+1.9%)
09/2013: Hour of The Dragon #5 - 9,358 (-1.4%)
10/2013: Hour of The Dragon #6 - 9,131 (-2.4%)
02/2014: Conqueror #1 - 9,646 (+5.6%)
03/2014: Conqueror #2 - 8,495 (-11.9%)

Dropping well below the last series, definite diminishing returns

211. Harbinger (Valiant)

03/2013: Harbinger #10 - 12,196

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04/2013: Harbinger #11 - 14,299 (+17.2%)
05/2013: Harbinger #12 - 12,572 (-12.1%)
06/2013: Harbinger #13 - 12,930 (+2.8%)
07/2013: Harbinger #14 - 10,709 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Harbinger #15 - 12,086 (+12.9%)
09/2013: Harbinger #16 - 10,199 (-15.6%)
10/2013: Harbinger #17 - 10,686 (+4.8%)
11/2013: Harbinger #18 - 9,203 (-13.9%)
12/2013: Harbinger #19 - 9,237 (+0.4%)
01/2014: Harbinger #20 - 9,060 (-1.9%)
02/2014: Harbinger #21 - 8,473 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Harbinger Bleeding Monk #0 - 8,423

Another character special zero-issue, not doing too badly at all.

215. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

03/2013: Archer & Armstrong #8 - 11,072

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04/2013: Archer & Armstrong #9 - 11,125 (+0.5%)
05/2013: Archer & Armstrong #0 - 12,076 (+8.6%)
06/2013: Archer & Armstrong #10 - 13,241 (+8.6%)
07/2013: Archer & Armstrong #11 - 9,880 (-25.4%)
08/2013: Archer & Armstrong #12 - 9,971 (+0.9%)
09/2013: Archer & Armstrong #13 - 9,910 (-0.6%)
10/2013: Archer & Armstrong #14 - 10,811 (+9.1%)
11/2013: Archer & Armstrong #15 - 8,998 (-16.8%)
12/2013: Archer & Armstrong #16 - 8,608 (-4.3%)
01/2014: Archer & Armstrong #17 - 8,112 (-5.8%)
02/2014: Archer & Armstrong Archer #0 - 8,671
03/2014: Archer & Armstrong #18 - 8,156 (+0.5%)

Very stable this month as it crosses over with Bloodshot.

216, 238. Uber (Avatar)

04/2013: Uber #0 - 10,849
05/2013: Uber #1 - 16,109 (+32.6%)
05/2013: Uber #0 Enhanced Edition - 5,084
06/2013: Uber #2 - 16,160 (+0.3%)
07/2013: Uber #3 - 14,594 (-9.7%)
07/2013: Uber #4 - 12,030 (-17.6%)
08/2013: Uber #5 - 11,598 (-3.6%)
10/2013: Uber #6 - 10,747 (-7.3%)
11/2013: Uber #7 - 9,784 (-9.0%)
12/2013: Uber #8 - 9,065 (-7.3%)
01/2014: Uber #9 - 8,448 (-6.8%)
03/2014: Uber #10 - 8,133 (-3.7%)
03/2014: Uber Special #1 - 7,176

The drops are slowing down, while a special reprinting digital stories does pretty well.

217. Zero (Image)

09/2013: Zero #1 - 20,352
10/2013: Zero #2 - 9,847 (-51.6%)
11/2013: Zero #3 - 8,340 (-15.3%)
12/2013: Zero #4 - 8,046 (-3.5%)
01/2014: Zero #5 - 6,922 (-14.0%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Zero #6 - 8,081 (+16.7%)

Word of mouth maybe catching up with this excellent spy book.

218. Apocalypse Al #1 (Image)

02/2014: Apocalypse Al #1 - 14,055
03/2014: Apocalypse Al #2 - 8,000 (-43.1%)

A steep fall, but pretty much on par with the other releases on this imprint.

220. Bloodshot (Valiant)

03/2013: Bloodshot #9 - 10,959

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04/2013: Bloodshot #10 - 13,376 (+22.0%)
05/2013: Bloodshot #11 - 11,146 (-16.7%)
06/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 12,145 (+9.0%)
07/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 10,058 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Bloodshot #0 - 11,303 (+12.4%)
09/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #14 - 10,225 (-9.5%)
10/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #15 - 9,806 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #16 - 8,666 (-11.6%)
12/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #17 - 8,142 (-6.0%)
01/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #18 - 8,529 (+4.8%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #0 - 7,895 (-7.4%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #19 - 7,281 (-7.8%)
03/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #20 - 7,929 (+8.9%)

Crossing over with Archer and Armstrong, and gaining a bit of a boost.

223. Secret (Image)

04/2012: Secret #1 - 17,829
06/2012: Secret #2 - 14,905 (-16.4%)
08/2013: Secret #3 - 12,130 (-18.6%)
12/2013: Secret #4 - 9,849 (-18.8%)
02/2013: Secret #5 - 8,394 (-14.8%)
03/2013: Secret #6 - 7,864 (-6.3%)

A much better drop this month, maybe finally leveling out.

224. The Bunker (Oni)

02/2014: The Bunker #1 - 10,378
03/2014: The Bunker #2 - 7,864 (-24.2%)

A reasonable second-issue drop, as good word of mouth swirls around this intriguing book.

227. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

04/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #1 - 11,783 (+17.2%)
05/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #2 - 10,445 (-11.4%)
06/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #3 - 10,250 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Abe Sapien #4 - 10,314 (+0.6%)
08/2013: Abe Sapien #5 - 9,676 (-6.2%)
10/2013: Abe Sapien #6 - 9,120 (-5.7%)
11/2013: Abe Sapien #7 - 8,709 (-4.5%)
12/2013: Abe Sapien #8 - 8,622 (-1.0%)
01/2014: Abe Sapien #9 - 8,516 (-1.2%)
02/2014: Abe Sapien #10 - 7,995 (-6.1%)
03/2014: Abe Sapien #11 - 7,825 (-2.1%)

Pretty stable this month.

228. The Shadow (Dynamite)

03/2013: The Shadow #10 - 11,682

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04/2013: The Shadow #11 - 11,119 (-4.8%)
04/2013: The Shadow #12 - 10,815 (-2.7%)
05/2013: The Shadow #13 - 11,474 (+6.1%)
06/2013: The Shadow #14 - 10,071 (-12.2%)
07/2013: The Shadow #15 - 9,851 (-21.8%)
08/2013: The Shadow #16 - 9,484 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Shadow #17 - 9,880 (+4.2%)
09/2013: The Shadow Annual 2013 - 6,497
10/2013: The Shadow #18 - 10,863 (+9.9%)
11/2013: The Shadow #19 - 8,955 (-17.6%)
11/2013: The Shadow #20 - 8,805 (-1.7%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: The Shadow #21 - 8,500 (-3.5%)
02/2014: The Shadow #22 - 8,063 (-5.1%)
03/2014: The Shadow #23 - 7,809 (-3.1%)

Spiraling down, but plenty of rope to go yet.

229. Sonic Universe (Archie)

03/2013: Sonic Universe #50 - 7,359

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04/2013: Sonic Universe #51 - 9,912 (+34.7%)
05/2013: Sonic Universe #52 - 11,500 (+16.0%)
06/2013: Sonic Universe #53 - 11,123 (-3.3%)
07/2013: Sonic Universe #54 - 11,398 (+2.5%)
08/2013: Sonic Universe #55 - 9,239 (-18.9%)
09/2013: Sonic Universe #56 - 9,253 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic Universe #57 - 8,874 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Sonic Universe #58 - 8,433 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Sonic Universe #59 - 8,123 (-3.7%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Sonic Universe #60 - 7,902 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Sonic Universe #61 - 7,715 (-2.4%)

As with the parent book, returning to regular levels.

230. Lobster Johnson (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Satan Smells a Rat #1 - 9,846
07/2013: Scent of Lotus #1 - 9,586 (-2.6%)
08/2013: Scent of Lotus #2 - 8,844 (-7.7%)
02/2014: Get Lobster #1 - 8,266 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Get Lobster #2 - 7,694 (-6.9%)

Falling fast, and getting no boost at all from the mini-series format.

232. Doc Savage (Dynamite)

12/2013: Doc Savage #1 - 13,631
01/2014: Doc Savage #2 - 9,000 (-34.0%)
02/2014: Doc Savage #3 - 8,214 (-8.7%)
03/2014: Doc Savage #4 - 7,561 (-7.9%)

Still a little way to go before this finds its level.

233. Auteur (Oni Press)

03/2014: Auteur #1 - 7,546

Apparently this is pretty good. Haven’t read it yet.

234. Legends of Red Sonja (Dynamite)

11/2013: Legends Of Red Sonja #1 - 11,734
12/2013: Legends Of Red Sonja #2 - 9,116 (-22.3%)
01/2014: Legends Of Red Sonja #3 - 8,067 (-11.5%)
02/2014: Legends Of Red Sonja #4 - 7,673 (-4.9%)
03/2014: Legends Of Red Sonja #5 - 7,498 (-2.3%)

Last issue as sales flatten out.

235. Ghost (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Ghost #4 - 6,899

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12/2013: Ghost #1 - 9,805 (+42.1%)
01-02/2014: -
03/2014: Ghost #2 - 7,412 (-24.4%)

Not especially encouraging sales.

236. Eternal Warrior (Valiant)

09/2013: Eternal Warrior #1 - 17,224
10/2013: Eternal Warrior #2 - 11,984 (-30.4%)
11/2013: Eternal Warrior #3 - 9,628 (-19.7%)
12/2013: Eternal Warrior #4 - 9,645 (+0.2%)
01/2014: Eternal Warrior #5 - 9,503 (-1.5%)
02/2014: Eternal Warrior #6 - 7,862 (-17.3%)
03/2014: Eternal Warrior #7 - 7,336 (-6.7%)

Falling pretty quickly.

237. Shadowman (Valiant)

03/2013: Shadowman #5 - 13,145

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04/2013: Shadowman #6 - 11,759 (-10.5%)
05/2013: Shadowman #0 - 12,252 (+4.2%)
06/2013: Shadowman #7 - 12,017 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Shadowman #8 - 10,089 (-16.0%)
08/2013: Shadowman #9 - 9,895 (-1.9%)
09/2013: Shadowman #10 - 10,064 (+1.7%)
10/2013: Shadowman #11 - 10,632 (+5.6%)
11/2013: Shadowman #12 - 8,735 (-17.8%)
12/2013: Shadowman #13 - 9,403 (+7.6%)
01/2014: Shadowman #14 - 7,560 (-19.6%)
02/2014: Shadowman #15 - 7,239 (-4.2%)
03/2014: Shadowman #16 - 7,189 (-0.7%)

This, on the other hand, is pretty solid this month.

239. Regular Show (Boom!)

05/2013: Regular Show #1 - 38,466
06/2013: Regular Show #2 - 19,507 (-49.3%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Regular Show #3 - 16,000 (-18.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Regular Show #4 - 15,269 (-4.6%)
11/2013: Regular Show #5 - 12,677 (-17.0%)
11/2013: Regular Show #6 - 11,213 (-11.6%)
12/2013: Regular Show #7 - 10,733 (-4.2%)
01/2014: Regular Show #8 - 9,201 (-14.3%)
02/2014: Regular Show #9 - 8,554 (-7.0%)
02/2014: Regular Show #10 - 7,623 (-10.9%)
03/2014: Regular Show #11 - 7,084 (-7.1%)

Still falling.

240. Monster & Madman (IDW)

03/2014: Monster & Madman #1 - 7,065

Rather a pretty new monster book from Steve Niles, Frankenstein’s monster meets Jack the Ripper.

241. Game of Thrones (Dynamite)

03/2013: Game of Thrones #13 - 8,792

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04/2013: -
05/2013: Game of Thrones #14 - 8,468 (-5.7%)
06/2013: Game of Thrones #15 - 8,081 (-4.6%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Game of Thrones #16 - 7,824 (-3.2%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Game of Thrones #17 - 7,545 (-3.6%)
11-12/2013: -
01/2014: Game of Thrones #18 - 7,513 (-4.2%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Game of Thrones #19 - 7,043 (-6.3%)

I didn’t realize until recently, but this comic version is still covering events from the first season of the TV show and the first book. This could continue for a while, so when does it become unprofitable to print?

244. Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse)

08/2012: BoB Neighborhood Watch One-Shot - 7,418
03/2014: BoB Gatherers One-Shot - 6,915
245. Wraith (IDW)

11/2013: Welcome to Christmasland #1 - 12,547
12/2013: Welcome to Christmasland #2 - 8,850 (-29.5%)
01/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #3 - 7,967 (-10.0%)
02/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #4 - 7,404 (-7.1%)
03/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #5 - 6,874 (-7.2%)

Two of my favourite books, both should be selling more goddamit!

246. The Massive (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Massive #10 - 9,795

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04/2013: Massive #11 - 9,661 (-1.4%)
04/2013: 1 For $1 Massive #1 - 7,398 (-1.4%)
05/2013: Massive #12 - 9,489 (-1.8%)
06/2013: Massive #13 - 9,371 (-1.2%)
07/2013: Massive #14 - 8,983 (-4.1%)
08/2013: Massive #15 - 8,713 (-3.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Massive #16 - 8,345 (-4.2%)
11/2013: Massive #17 - 7,957 (-4.6%)
12/2013: Massive #18 - 7,770 (-2.3%)
01/2014: Massive #19 - 7,387 (-4.9%)
02/2014: Massive #20 - 6,976 (-5.6%)
03/2014: Massive #21 - 6,841 (-1.9%)

This looks like it’s pretty much found its level. Also not selling what it should be.

247. Rover Red Charlie (Avatar)

12/2013: Rover Red Charlie #1 - 9,327
01/2014: Rover Red Charlie #2 - 6,744 (-27.7%)
02/2014: Rover Red Charlie #3 - 6,770 (+0.4%)
03/2014: Rover Red Charlie #4 - 6,793 (+0.3%)

This has been deservedly stable, I’m enjoying it enormously. Slightly dreading the last issue, which I suspect will see the death of at least one of the main characters.

249. Saviours (Image)

12/2013: Saviours #1 - 17,894
01/2014: Saviours #2 - 8,174 (-54.3%)
03/2014: Saviours #3 - 6,733 (-17.6%)

An average third-issue drop.

250. Mega Man (Archie) 

03/2013: Mega Man #23 - 5,339

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04/2013: Mega Man #24 - 11,173 (+109.3%)
05/2013: Mega Man #25 - 9,191 (-17.7%)
06/2013: Mega Man #26 - 9,290 (+1.1%)
07/2013: Mega Man #27 - 10,332 (+11.2%)
08/2013: Mega Man #28 - 8,404 (-18.7%)
09/2013: Mega Man #29 - 8,042 (-4.3%)
10/2013: Mega Man #30 - 8,086 (+0.5%)
11/2013: Mega Man #31 - 7,854 (-2.8%)
12/2013: Mega Man #32 - 7,352 (-6.4%)
01/2014: Mega Man #33 - 7,015 (-4.6%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Mega Man #34 - 6,688 (-4.7%)

Falling.

251. Godzilla (IDW)

03/2013: -

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04/2013: Godzilla #11 - 6,905 (-1.2%)
05/2013: Godzilla #12 - 6,782 (-1.8%)
06/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #1 - 9,813 (+44.7%)
07/2013: Godzilla #13 - 6,741 (-0.6%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #2 - 7,483 (-23.7%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #3 - 7,080 (-5.4%)
09/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #4 - 6,820 (-3.7%)
10/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #5 - 6,920 (+1.4%)
11/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #6 - 6,653 (-3.9%)
12/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #7 - 6,587 (-0.9%)
01/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #8 - 6,530 (-0.8%)
02/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #9 - 6,531 (0%)
03/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #10 - 6,677 (+0.2%)

Pretty solid as the film approaches.

252. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

05/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #1 - 8,242
06/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #2 - 7,116 (-13.7%)
07/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #3 - 6,864 (-3.5%)
08/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #4 - 5,727 (-16.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #5 - 7,438 (+29.9%)
11/2013-01/2014: -
02/2014: Robyn Hood Age of Darkness - 6,388 (-14.1%)
03/2014: Robyn Hood Legend #1 - 6,622 (+3.7%)

The new series starts a bit below the last series.

253. Letter 44 (Oni)

10/2013: Letter 44 #1 - ????
11/2013: Letter 44 #2 - 8,352 (+???)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Letter 44 #3 - 7,926 (-5.1%)
02/2014: Letter 44 #4 - 6,945 (-12.4%)
03/2014: Letter 44 #5 - 6,562 (-5.5%)
254. GI Joe (IDW)

03/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #2 - 10,979

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04/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #3 - 10,372 (-5.5%)
05/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #4 - 9,881 (-4.7%)
06/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #5 - 10,866 (+10.0%)
07/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #6 - 9,106 (-16.2%)
08/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #7 - 8,644 (-5.1%)
09/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #8 - 8,266 (-4.4%)
10/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #9 - 8,099 (-2.0%)
11/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #10 - 7,765 (-4.1%)
12/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #11 - 7,395 (-4.8%)
12/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #12 - 6,982 (-5.6%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: GI Joe Vol 3 #13 - 6,740 (-3.5%)
03/2014: GI Joe Vol 3 #14 - 6,528 (-3.1%)
255. The Witcher (Dark Horse)

03/2014: The Witcher #1 - 6,525

A tie-in to the RPG-series. The new game has been delayed, but that should mean the collection is out by the time it’s finally released.

256. Judge Dredd (IDW)

03/2013: Judge Dredd #5 - 11,447

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04/2013: Judge Dredd #6 - 10,670 (-6.8%)
05/2013: Judge Dredd #7 - 10,058 (-5.7%)
06/2013: Judge Dredd #8 - 9,469 (-5.9%)
07/2013: Judge Dredd #9 - 8,959 (-5.4%)
08/2013: Judge Dredd #10 - 8,618 (-3.8%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Judge Dredd #11 - 8,269 (-4.0%)
10/2013: Judge Dredd #12 - 7,636 (-7.7%)
11/2013: Judge Dredd #13 - 7,999 (+4.7%)
12/2013: Judge Dredd #14 - 7,331 (-8.3%)
01/2014: Judge Dredd #15 - 6,296 (-14.1%)
02/2014: Judge Dredd #16 - 6,456 (+2.5%)
03/2014: Judge Dredd #17 - 6,475 (+0.3%)

Stablized finally.

257. Powerpuff Girls (IDW)

09/2013: Powerpuff Girls #1 - 38,992
10/2013: Powerpuff Girls #2 - 14,749 (-62.2%)
11/2013: Powerpuff Girls #3 - 13,175 (-10.7%)
12/2013: Powerpuff Girls #4 - 10,029 (-23.9%)
01/2014: Powerpuff Girls #5 - 8,050 (-19.7%)
02/2014: Powerpuff Girls #6 - 7,456 (-7.4%)
03/2014: Powerpuff Girls #7 - 6,457 (-13.4%)

Ouch.

258. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

03/2013: Simpsons Comics #200 - 9,820

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04/2013: Simpsons Comics #201 - 6,844 (-30.3%)
05/2013: Simpsons Comics #202 - 6,950 (+1.5%)
06/2013: Malevolent Mr Burns #1 - 8,048
06/2013: Simpsons Comics #203 - 6,930 (-0.3%)
07/2013: Simpsons Comics #204 - 6,976 (+0.7%)
08/2013: Simpsons Comics #205 - 6,894 (-1.2%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Simpsons Comics #206 - 7,082 (+2.7%)
12/2013: Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson #1 - 7,744
12/2013: Simpsons Comics #207 - 6,794 (-4.1%)
01/2014: Simpsons Comics #208 - 6,486 (-4.5%)
02/2014: Simpsons Comics #209 - 6,509 (+0.3%)
03/2014: Simpsons Comics #210 - 6,334 (-2.7%)

Sort of stable.

260. Rogue Trooper (IDW)

03/2014: Rogue Trooper #1 - 6,259

The story of a soldier bravely going into battle wearing blusher…oh, Rogue, not Rouge…
Ahem, another 2000AD character comes to IDW, not particularly successfully, which is a shame. It’s actually very good.

261. Spongebob Comics (United Plankton)

03/2013: Spongebob Comics #18 - 7,005

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04/2013: Spongebob Comics #19 - 6,940 (-0.9%)
05/2013: Spongebob Comics #20 - 6,926 (-0.2%)
06/2013: Spongebob Comics #21 - 7,043 (+1.7%)
06/2013: Annual Giant Swimtacular #1 - 6,137
07/2013: Spongebob Comics #22 - 7,020 (-0.3%)
08/2013: Spongebob Comics #23 - 7,001 (-0.3%)
09/2013: Spongebob Comics #24 - 6,965 (-0.5%)
10/2013: Spongebob Comics #25 - 7,254 (+4.1%)
11/2013: Spongebob Comics #26 - 6,741 (-7.1%)
12/2013: Spongebob Comics #27 - 6,745 (-0.1%)
01/2014: Spongebob Comics #28 - 6,456 (-4.3%)
02/2014: Spongebob Comics #29 - 6,377 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Spongebob Comics #30 - 6,254 (-1.9%)
262. Witchblade (Image)

03/2013: Witchblade #164 - 7,670

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04/2013: Witchblade #165 - 7,262 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Witchblade Day o/t Outlaw - 5,636
05/2013: Witchblade #166 - 7,425 (+2.2%)
06/2013: Witchblade #167 - 7,329 (-1.3%)
07/2013: Witchblade #168 - 7,176 (-2.1%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Witchblade #169 - 7,271 (+1.3%)
10/2013: Witchblade #170 - 7,990 (+9.9%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Witchblade #171 - 7,263 (-9.1%)
01/2014: Witchblade #172 - 6,221 (-14.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Witchblade #173 - 6,109 (-1.8%)
263. GFT Wonderland Clash of Queens (Zenescope)

05/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #1 - 9,734
06/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #2 - 7,115 (-26.9%)
08/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #3 - 6,187 (-13.0%)
09/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #4 - 7,299 (+18.0%)
10/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #5 - 6,718 (-8.0%)
10/2013: Through The Looking Glass #1 - 7,028 (+5.0%)
11/2013: Through The Looking Glass #2 - 6,409 (-8.8%)
11/2013: Through The Looking Glass #3 - 6,059 (-5.5%)
12/2013: Through The Looking Glass #4 - 5,768 (-4.8%)
01/2014: Through The Looking Glass #5 - 5,779 (+0.2%)
02/2014: Clash of Queens #1 - 6,791 (+14.9%)
03/2014: Clash of Queens #2 - 6,083 (-10.4%)
 264. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword)

03/2013: Tarot #79 - 6,784

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04/2013: -
05/2013: Tarot #80 - 6,795 (+0.2%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Tarot #81 - 6,707 (-1.3%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Tarot #82 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Tarot #83 - 6,252 (???)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Tarot #84 - 6,234 (-0.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Tarot #85 - 6,075 (-2.6%)
265. Ghostbusters (IDW)

03/2013: Ghostbusters #2 - 8,910

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04/2013: Ghostbusters #3 - 8,351 (-6.3%)
05/2013: Ghostbusters #4 - 7,876 (-5.7%)
06/2013: Ghostbusters #5 - 7,620 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Ghostbusters #6 - 7,253 (-4.8%)
09/2013: Ghostbusters #7 - 7,097 (-2.1%)
10/2013: Ghostbusters #8 - 6,875 (-3.1%)
11/2013: Ghostbusters #9 - 6,447 (-6.2%)
11/2013: Ghostbusters #10 - 7,088 (+9.9%)
12/2013: Ghostbusters #11 - 6,059 (-14.5%)
01/2014: Ghostbusters #12 - 5,755 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Ghostbusters #13 - 6,355 (+10.4%)
03/2014: Ghostbusters #14 - 6,065 (-4.6%)
266. Ghosted (Image)

07/2013: Ghosted #1 - 17,782
08/2013: Ghosted #2 - 10,414 (-41.4%)
09/2013: Ghosted #3 - 9,373 (-10.0%)
10/2013: Ghosted #4 - 8,183 (-12.7%)
11/2013: Ghosted #5 - 7,590 (-7.2%)
01/2014: Ghosted #6 - 6,142 (-19.1%)
02/2014: Ghosted #7 - 6,403 (+4.2%)
03/2014: Ghosted #8 - 6,039 (-5.7%)
267. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

03/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #83 - 6,221

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04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #84 - 6,284 (+1.0%)
05/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #85 - 6,499 (+3.4%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #86 - 6,231 (-4.1%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy TalesAnnual 2013 - 5,396 (-12.1%)
07/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #87 - 7,201 (+15.6%)
08/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #88 - 6,023 (-16.4%)
09/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #89 - 7,423 (+23.2%)
10/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #90 - 6,779 (-8.7%)
11/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #91 - 6,697 (-1.2%)
12/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #92 - 6,262 (-6.5%)
01/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #93 - 6,362 (+1.6%)
02/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #94 - 6,175 (-2.9%)
03/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #95 - 6,036 (-2.3%)
268. TMNT New Animated Adventures (IDW)

07/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 - 14,397
08/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #2 - 10,304 (-28.4%)
09/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #3 - 8,744 (-15.1%)
10/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #4 - 7,905 (-9.6%)
11/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #5 - 7,112 (-10.0%)
12/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #6 - 6,649 (-6.5%)
01/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #7 - 6,331 (-4.8%)
02/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #8 - 6,034 (-4.7%)
03/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #9 - 6,009 (-0.4%)
269. Day Men (Boom!)

07/2013: Day Men #1 - 7,968
12/2013: Day Men #2 - 7,777 (-2.4%)
03/2014: Day Men #3 - 5,946 (-23.5%)
270. Terminator (Dark Horse)

12/2013: Salvation Final Battle #1 - 13,022
12/2013: Salvation Final Battle #2 - 8,087 (-37.9%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Salvation Final Battle #3 - 6,563 (-18.8%)
03/2014: Salvation Final Battle #4 - 5,945 (-9.4%)
271. Wonderland (Zenescope)

03/2013: Wonderland #9 - 6,563

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04/2013: Wonderland #10 - 6,644 (+1.2%)
05/2013: Wonderland #11 - 6,342 (+1.2%)
06/2013: Wonderland #12 - 7,765 (+22.4%)
07/2013: Wonderland #13 - 7,253 (-6.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Wonderland #14 - 7,034 (-3.0%)
09/2013: Wonderland #15 - 6,558 (-6.8%)
10/2013: Wonderland #16 - 6,820 (+4.0%)
11/2013: Wonderland #17 - 6,723 (-1.4%)
12/2013: Wonderland #18 - 7,859 (+16.9%)
01/2014: Wonderland #19 - 6,434 (-18.1%)
02/2014: Wonderland #20 - 5,780 (-10.2%)
03/2014: Wonderland #21 - 5,937 (+2.7%)
272. Garth Ennis' Red Team (Dynamite)

03/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #2 - 9,941

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04-05/2013: -
06/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #3 - 8,645 (-13.0%)
07/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #4 - 7,562 (-12.5%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #5 - 6,736 (-10.9%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #6 - 6,264 (-7.0%)
12/2013-02/2014: -
03/2014: Garth Ennis Red Team #7 - 5,909 (-5.7%)
273. Five Ghosts (Image)

03/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1 - 13,163
04/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #2 - 13,127 (-0.3%)
05/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #3 - 13,153 (+0.3%)
06/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #4 - 11,357 (-13.7%)
07/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #5 - 10,409 (-8.3%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Five Ghosts #6 - 9,399 (-9.7%)
11/2013: Five Ghosts #7 - 8,417 (-10.4%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Five Ghosts #8 - 6,890 (-18.1%)
02/2014: Five Ghosts #9 - 6,348 (-7.9%)
03/2014: Five Ghosts #10 - 5,881 (-7.4%)
275. Umbral (Image)

11/2013: Umbral #1 - 14,536
12/2013: Umbral #2 - 8,485 (-41.6%)
01/2014: Umbral #3 - 6,906 (-18.6%)
02/2014: Umbral #4 - 6,264 (-9.3%)
03/2014: Umbral #5 - 5,760 (-8.1%)
276. GFT Tales from Oz (Zenescope)

01/2014: GFT Tales from Oz #1- 6,434 
02/2014: GFT Tales from Oz #2 - 5,555 (-15.8%)
03/2014: GFT Tales from Oz #3 - 5,749 (+3.5%)
277. Halo Initiation (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Halo Initiation #1 - 12,584
09/2013: Halo Initiation #2 - 8,771 (-30.3%)
10/2013: Halo Initiation #3 - 7,960 (-9.2%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Halo Escalation #1 - 8,875 (+11.5%)
01/2014: Halo Escalation #2 - 6,656 (-25.0%)
02/2014: Halo Escalation #3 - 5,961 (-10.4%)
03/2014: Halo Escalation #4 - 5,702 (-4.3%)
278. GFT Neverland (Zenescope)

03/2012: GFT Presents Neverland Hook #4 - 4,946

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04/2012: -
05/2012: GFT Presents Neverland Hook #5 - 5,045 (+2.0%)
03/2014: GFT Neverland Age of Darkness #1 - 5,680
280. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

03/2014: -

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04/2013: -
05/2013: Warlord of Mars #24 - 8,347 (-4.8%)
05/2013: Warlord of Mars #25 - 7,731 (-7.4%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Warlord of Mars #26 - 7,233 (-6.4%)
07/2013: Warlord of Mars #27 - 6,876 (-4.9%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Warlord of Mars #28 - 7,000 (+1.8%)
11/2013: Warlord of Mars #29 - 6,474 (-7.5%)
11/2013: Warlord of Mars #30 - 6,455 (-0.3%)
12/2013: Warlord of Mars #31 - 6,421 (-0.5%)
01/2014: Warlord of Mars #32 - 6,392 (-0.5%)
01/2014: Warlord of Mars #33 - 5,837 (-8.7%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Warlord of Mars #34 - 5,609 (-3.9%)
281. Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)

05/2013: Battlestar Galactica #1 - 14,356
06/2013: Battlestar Galactica #2 - 10,503 (-26.8%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Battlestar Galactica #3 - 9,200 (-12.4%)
09/2013: Battlestar Galactica #4 - 7,955 (-13.5%)
10/2013: Battlestar Galactica #5 -???? (???)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Battlestar Galactica #6 - 6,896 (???)
01/2014: Battlestar Galactica #7 - 6,120 (-11.2%)
02/2014: Battlestar Galactica #8 - 5,992 (-2.1%)
03/2014: Battlestar Galactica #9 - 5,586 (-6.9%)
282. Invincible Universe (Image)

03/2013: -

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04/2013: Invincible Universe #1 - 14,526 (+200.7%)
05/2013: Invincible Universe #2 - 11,102 (-23.6%)
06/2013: Invincible Universe #3 - 9,778 (-11.9%)
07/2013: Invincible Universe #4 - 8,856 (-9.4%)
08/2013: Invincible Universe #5 - 8,154 (-7.9%)
09/2013: Invincible Universe #6 - 7,675 (-5.9%)
10/2013: Invincible Universe #7 - 7,233 (-5.8%)
12/2013: Invincible Universe #8 - 6,476 (-10.5%)
01/2014: Invincible Universe #9 - 6,123 (-5.5%)
02/2014: Invincible Universe #10 - 5,803 (-5.2%)
03/2014: Invincible Universe #11 - 5,577 (-3.9%)
284. Blackout (Dark Horse)

03/2014: Blackout #1 - 5,513
285. The Shadow Now (Dynamite)

10/2013: The Shadow Now #1 - 10,989
11/2013: The Shadow Now #2 - 7,264 (-33.9%)
12/2013: The Shadow Now #3 - 6,373 (-12.3%)
01/2014: The Shadow Now #4 - 5,963 (-6.4%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: The Shadow Now #5 - 5,508 (-6.5%)
287. One Hit Wonder (Image)

02/2014: One Hit Wonder #1 - 9,719
03/2014: One Hit Wonder #2 - 5,364 (-44.8%)
288. Aphrodite IX (Image)

03/2013: Aphrodite IX #1 - ????

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04-05/2013: -
06/2013: Aphrodite IX #2 - 9,414
07/2013: Aphrodite IX #3 - 9,339 (-0.8%)
08/2013: Aphrodite IX #4 - 9,186 (-1.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Aphrodite IX #5 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Aphrodite IX #6 - 5,830 (???)
01/2014: Aphrodite IX #7 - 5,404 (-7.3%)
02/2014: Aphrodite IX #8 - 4,998 (-7.5%)
03/2014: Aphrodite IX #9 - 5,352 (+7.1%)
289. Egos (Image)

01/2014: Egos #1 - 11,583 
02/2014: Egos #2 - 6,548 (-43.5%)
03/2014: Egos #3 - 5,344 (-18.4%)
290. Wonderland Asylum (Zenescope)

03/2013: Madness of Wonderland #2 - 5,751

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04/2013: Madness of Wonderland #3 - 5,825 (+1.3%)
05/2013: Madness of Wonderland #4 - 5,677 (-2.5%)
01/2014: Wonderland Asylum #1 - 6,632 (+16.8%)
02/2014: Wonderland Asylum #2 - 5,185 (-21.8%)
03/2014: Wonderland Asylum #3 - 5,327 (+2.7%)
291. Miss Fury (Dynamite)

04/2013: Miss Fury #1 - 18,441
05/2013: Miss Fury #2 - 11,306 (-38.7%)
06/2013: Miss Fury #3 - 9,834 (-13.0%)
07/2013: Miss Fury #4 - 8,547 (-13.1%)
08/2013: Miss Fury #5 - 7,639 (-10.6%)
09/2013: Miss Fury #6 - 7,029 (-8.0%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Miss Fury #7 - 6,370 (-9.4%)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Miss Fury #8 - 5,710 (-10.4%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Miss Fury #9 - 5,267 (-7.8%)
292. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

03/2013: Dejah Thoris #23 - 6,697

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04/2013: Dejah Thoris #24 - 7,059 (+5.4%)
05/2013: Dejah Thoris #25 - 6,724 (-4.7%)
06/2013: Dejah Thoris #26 - 6,593 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Dejah Thoris #27 - 6,506 (-1.3%)
08/2013: Dejah Thoris #28 - 6,366 (-2.2%)
09/2013: Dejah Thoris #29 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris #30 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris #31 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Dejah Thoris #32 - 5,611 (???)
12/2013: Dejah Thoris #33 - 5,502 (-1.9%)
01/2014: Dejah Thoris #34 - 5,392 (-2.0%)
02/2014: Dejah Thoris #35 - 5,394 (+0.1%)
02/2014: Dejah Thoris #36 - 5,320 (-1.4%)
03/2014: Dejah Thoris #37 - 5,237 (-1.5%)
293. Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars (Dynamite)

03/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #2 - 7,917

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04/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #3 - 7,516 (-5.1%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #4 - 7,233 (-3.7%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #5 - 7,009 (-3.1%)
09/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #6 - 6,931 (-1.1%)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #7 - 6,510 (-6.1%)
11/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #8 - 6,255 (-3.9%)
12/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #9 - 5,558 (-11.1%)
01/2014: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #10 - 5,343 (-3.9%)
02/2014: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #11 - 5,296 (-0.9%)
03/2014: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #12 - 5,223 (-1.4%)
294. Wild Blue Yonder (IDW)

06/2013: Wild Blue Yonder #1 - 10,840
09/2013: Wild Blue Yonder #2 - ???? (???)
01/2014: Wild Blue Yonder #3 - ???? (???)
03/2014: Wild Blue Yonder #4 - 5,203 (???)
295. The Crow (IDW)

06/2013: Crow Curare #1 - 6,607 (+15.2%)
07/2013: Crow Curare #2 - ???? (???)
09/2013: Crow Curare #3 - ???? (???)
03/2014: Crow Pestilence #1 - 5,149
296. Returning (Boom!)

03/2014: Returning #1 - 5,090
297. Regular Show Skips (Boom!)

11/2013: Regular Show Skips #1 - 10,378 
12/2013: Regular Show Skips #2 - 7,865 (-24.2%)
01/2014: Regular Show Skips #3 - 6,037 (-23.2%)
02/2014: Regular Show Skips #4 - 5,604 (-7.2%)
03/2014: Regular Show Skips #5 - 5,046 (-10.0%)
298. Mass Effect (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #1 - 9,291
08/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #2 - 7,310 (-21.3%)
09/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #3 - 6,849 (-6.3%)
10/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #4 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #5 - 5,820 (???)
12/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #6 - 5,655 (-2.8%)
01/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #7 - 5,222 (-7.7%)
02/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #8 - 5,097 (-2.4%)
03/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #9 - 4,998 (-1.9%)
299. The Fox (Archie)

10/2013: The Fox #1 - 7,131
11/2013: The Fox #2 - ???? (???)
12/2013: The Fox #3 - ???? (???)
01/2014: The Fox #4 - ???? (???)
02/2014: -
03/2014: The Fox #5 - 4,993 (???)
300. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

03/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #81 - 5,235

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04/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #82 - 5,150 (-1.6%)
05/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #83 - 5,212 (+1.2%)
06/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #84 - 5,240 (+0.5%)
07/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #85 - 5,317 (+1.5%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #86 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #87 - 5,213 (???)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Bart Simpson Comics #88 - 5,020 (-3.7%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Bart Simpson Comics #89 - 4,940 (-1.6%)

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All figures on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to direct market retailers. They include reorders that shipped in the same month. Books shipping in the first week of a month will have more time for reorders to appear than ones shipping in the last week of the month, when reorders will slip to the following month.

Hello, my name’s Chris, nice to meet you. For the last three years or so, I’ve been writing the indie chart under the nom de plume of Paul Mellerick, as for most of that time I was working for a certain well-known comic distributor here in the UK. They can be assured that I didn’t use any proprietary knowledge, but it still could have been seen as a conflict of interest. I’ve been in the comics retail industry for over 20 years, was comics buyer for Forbidden Planet and Gosh! Comics, and UK readers might conceivably recognise my name from the Networks column in Comics International, which I wrote for some years.

Comments

  1. I’ve always wondered if it would be helpful or interesting to list the other titles that fit between the ones that are analyzed here. It’s nice to read what, say, Star Wars sells, but I’m more curious to see if it’s outselling Supergirl or Fantomax or what-have-you (but not have full commentary on those titles, as there are other columns on this site for them). I know there are sales charts out there, I just thought it’d be interesting to read the analysis within a bigger context.

  2. Heh… “Sex Criminals… may see a rise…”

  3. WHAT. IS. WRONG. WITH. PEOPLE. Brubaker + Epting + Rucka + Lark and THESE are the results?! Sigh… (Two of my FAVORITE titles!)

    107. Velvet (Image)
    10/2013: Velvet #1 – 41,897
    11/2013: -
    12/2013: Velvet #2 – 25,549 (-39.0%)
    01/2014: Velvet #3 – 23,177 (-9.3%)
    02/2014: -
    03/2014: Velvet #4 – 21,412 (-7.6%)
    This on the other hand is not holding up quite so well, but the drops are starting to slow down.

    110. Lazarus (Image)
    05/2013: Lazarus #1 – 48,030
    07/2013: Lazarus #2 – 27,143 (31,470)(-43.5%)
    08/2013: Lazarus #3 – 24,961 (-8.0%)
    09/2013: -
    10/2013: Lazarus #4 – 23,701 (-5.0%)
    11/2013: -
    12/2013: Lazarus #5 – 22,695 (-4.2%)
    02/2014: Lazarus #6 – 21,198 (-6.6%)
    03/2014: Lazarus #7 – 20,150 (-4.9%)
    Also dropping a little quickly.

  4. chris says:

    I trade wait both of those books, along with many others on this list. It’s much more economical for my wallet.

  5. Warren says:

    Does Bryan Hitch really make more from Real Heroes than he would from the big 2? Especially before the first trade comes out and without selling it to other media? I have my doubts about that.

  6. johnrobiethecat says:

    :WHAT. IS. WRONG. WITH. PEOPLE. Brubaker + Epting + Rucka + Lark and THESE are the results?! Sigh… (Two of my FAVORITE titles!)”

    I didn’t read Lazurus but I did pick up Velvet 3 & 4, so that’s where I jumped in. And it was easy to get into from there. Picked it up out of curiousity since 1970′s Monaco as a backdrop to the story can’t be all bad. I ‘ve collected a few spy(ish) comics in the past like Sable too. It’s beautifully done-the writing, art and coloring. Normally, I don’t like overly realistic art but the production values here from cover to the back page are excellent, above and beyond a $2.99 comic.

    My guess on why its not catching fire is the hook and the lots of talking and conversations about stuff. Russian mobsters and finding X27 aren’t enough to keep coming back month to month. And might invite trade-waiting especially if its formatted like a TV show.

    Spys in comics are hard to pull off. The Moneypenney secretary out in the field and tough as nails angle is a hard sell for me. Not sure it worked in the Skyfall movie either. Or maybe its just the skunk hairdo.. Think this series will do respectable sales in the trade. Maybe not big hit as others but a nice piece of work. Hope it pays off. One thing I think they missed is that noir and brooding don’t sing that well as elements in the spy genre. Maybe you can combine noir & horror but noir & spys, I dunno. Seems more fueled by talent than concept to me.

  7. ‘My guess on why its not catching fire is the hook and the lots of talking and conversations about stuff. Russian mobsters and finding X27 aren’t enough to keep coming back month to month.’

    And why pay $2.99 when you can get far better for free off the TV. Love em or hate at least superhero books give you something not easily replicated in movies/tv.

  8. Shawn Kane says:

    Even though we all have our favorites, the average independent title is never going to sell much these days. Comic book fans know the names Brubaker, Rucka, Lark, and Epting but the general public knows the characters from Marvel, DC, and the Walking Dead.

  9. Paul Houston says:

    I’m loving Lazarus and Velvet, you can’t find this kind of stuff on the tv, no matter what anyone says. TV sucks.

    I’m also loving Day Men, Afterlife With Archie (Issue 3 with the dog!!!! Oh shit, what a scene! and then Archie kills his dad!!!!), loving the art on Veil which is absolutely extraordinary. Loving Alex & Ada for it’s subtle storytelling and BPRD stepped it up big time with latest arc, GO LIZ Sherman Firestarter!

    Dropped the Transformers books after Dark Cybertron which was a complete clusterfuck of nothing. Lame!

  10. Yeah, I’d have to join Warren in questioning the maths of Hitch making more on REAL HEROES selling 24k against doing a top-selling Marvel book, assuming you’re just talking about revenue from the serialized publishing, not later reprints and licensing. The initial cheque from Image might be higher (the revenue minus printing costs, the Image fee and whatever else they deduct), but out of that Hitch has to pay for inking, colouring, lettering and all the artists going variant covers under whatever arrangement he has with those other creators, plus no doubt other expenses, all stuff which doesn’t come out of his page rate and royalties on a Marvel book.

    Plus, of course, REAL HEROES isn’t going to continue selling anywhere near 24k for the entire run, and the numbers for an Image book selling 12k, but still with the inking/colouring/lettering expenses is a lot worse.

  11. PeterCSM730 says:

    Chris Rice, you nom de pluming sonuvabitch, this was a mighty fun column to read!
    I’ve been picking up Wild Blue Yonder, but I wildbluewonder how much longer it’s going to be around. When books are this late and sales aren’t great, I don’t imagine it’s a project high on the creators’ lists.
    I’m surprised by Velvets drop. But I had no idea that there were any TV shows similar to it. What are they? I did buy the first couple of Lazarus but it didn’t hook me the say way Velvet did. I think they’d both read better in trades though (as probably all of Brubakers indie stuff does).

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