Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2010

By Matthew Murray

The top “indie” book on the charts this month is a $1 issue of The Walking Dead #1. However, none of the other Image $1 books have charted either this month or last, so I’m not sure how accurate this numbers is.

Invincible Returns was the best selling non-reprint #1 of the month, and led to a substantial increase for the regular issue of Invincible as well. While Turf #1, also from Image, was the highest launch of the month.

Image had a 4.26% unit share, and a 3.96% dollar share, Dark Horse had a 3.82% unit share and a 4.88% dollar share, IDW had a 3.41% unit share and a 3.92% dollar share. Dynamite fell to a 2.38% unit share and a 2.33% dollar share.

I’ve listed every “indie” title in the top 200, every title from Image, Darkhorse, and IDW, and a selection of others.

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

15. Image Firsts (Image)

03/2010: Walking Dead #1 - 24,333 [83,485]
04/2010: -

The chart says this sells another 59,152 copies this month, however not a single one of the other Image Firsts titles have made the chart in the last two months, so I’m not sure how accurate this number is.

27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

04/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 - 96,409
04/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13 - 83,580
04/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #24 - 60,916 

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05/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25 - 58,740 (-3.6%)  
06/2009: BTVS Tales of the Vampires one shot- 45,568 (-22.4)
07/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 - 55,393 (+21.6%)
08/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #27 - 53,403 (-3.6%)
09/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28 - 52,303 (-2.1%)
10/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29 - 50,236 (-4.0%)
11/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30 - 49,155 (-2.2%)
12/2009: BTVS Willow One Shot - 45,136 (-8.2%)
01/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #31 - 47,013 (+4.2%)
02/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32 - 47,975 (+2.0)
03/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33 - 46,568 (-2.9%)
04/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34 - 45,909 (-1.4%)
				6 month (-8.6%)
				1 year (-24.6%)
				2 year (-45.1%)
				3 year (-52.4%)

Standard drop, the reveal of the “big bad” hasn’t made any real difference.

61. Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet (Dynamite)

03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1 - 54,122
03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #2 - 32,866 (-39.3%) [36,004]
04/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 - 29,552 (-17.9%)

It only drops one place on the chart this month, but the numbers show a larger drop. There are also 9 covers, while issue 2 _only_ had 8. Meanwhile issue two shows up at number 290 on the chart with reorders of 3,138.

81. The Walking Dead (Image)

04/2005: The Walking Dead #17 - 15,617
04/2006: -
04/2007: The Walking Dead #37 - 21,737
04/2008: The Walking Dead #48 - 22,465
04/2009: The Walking Dead #60 - 23,585

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05/2009: The Walking Dead #61 - 23,902 (+1.3%)
06/2009: The Walking Dead #62 - 23,910 (0%)
07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001 (+0.3%)
08/2009: The Walking Dead #64 - 24,393 (+1.6%)
09/2009: The Walking Dead #65 - 24,892 (+2.0%)
10/2009: The Walking Dead #66 - 24,944 (+0.2%)
11/2009: The Walking Dead #67 - 24,666 (-1.1%)
12/2009: The Walking Dead #68 - 24,230 (-1.8%)
01/2010: The Walking Dead #69 - 23,695 (-2.2)
02/2010: The Walking Dead #70 - 23,999 (+1.3%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: The Walking Dead #71 - 24,567 (+2.4%)
				6 month (-1.5%)
				1 year (+4.2%)
				2 year (+9.4%)
				3 year (+13.0%)
				4 year (n.a.)
				5 year (+57.3%)

Standard (for this title at least) climb.

88. The Boys (Dynamite)

04/2008: The Boys #17 - 28,057
04/2009: The Boys #29 - 26,033

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05/2009: The Boys #30 - 28,365 (+9.0%)
06/2009: The Boys #31 - 25,460 (-10.0%)
07/2009: The Boys #32 - 25,231 (-0.8%)
08/2009: The Boys #33 - 24,684 (-2.1%)
09/2009: The Boys #34 - 24,502 (-0.7%) 
10/2009: The Boys #35 - 24,841 (+1.4%)
11/2009: The Boys #36 - 23,471 (-5.5%)
12/2009: The Boys #37 - 24,025 (+2.4%)
01/2010: The Boys #38 - 22,203 (-7.6%)
02/2010: The Boys #39 - 21,905 (-1.3%)
03/2010: The Boys #40 - 22,022 (+0.5%)
04/2010: The Boys #41 - 21,552 (-2.1%)
				6 month (-13.2%)
				1 year (-17.2%)
				2 year (-23.2%)

Standard drop.

94. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Star Wars Legacy #22 - 30,205
04/2009: Star Wars Legacy #35 - 24,552

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05/2009: Star Wars Legacy #36 - 24,166 (-1.6%)
06/2009: Star Wars Legacy #37 - 23,704 (-1.9%)
07/2009: Star Wars Legacy #38 - 23,162 (-2.3%)
08/2009: Star Wars Legacy #39 - 22,888 (-1.2%)
09/2009: Star Wars Legacy #40 - 22,555 (-1.5%)
10/2009: Star Wars Legacy #41 - 22,109 (-2.0%)
11/2009: Star Wars Legacy #42 - 21,659 (-2.0%)
12/2009: Star Wars Legacy #43 - 20,983 (-3.1%)
01/2010: Star Wars Legacy #44 - 20,341 (-3.1%)
02/2010: Star Wars Legacy #45 - 20,100 (-1.2%)
03/2010: Star Wars Legacy #46 - 19,790 (-1.5%)
04/2010: Star Wars Legacy #47 - 20,022 (+1.2%)
				6 month (-9.4%)
				1 year (-18.5%)
				2 year (-33.7%)

Looks like there’s a bit more interest in the final storyline than expected.

96, 101. Invincible (Image)

04/2005: Invincible #22 - 9,963
04/2006: Invincible #31 - 12,056
04/2007: Invincible #40 - 13,244
04/2008: -
04/2009: Invincible #61 - 15,678

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05/2009: Invincible #62 - 15,113 (-3.6%)
06/2009: Invincible #63 - 15,226 (+0.7%)
07/2009: Invincible #64 - 15,535 (+2.0%)
08/2009: Invincible #65 - 15,621 (+0.6%)
09/2009: Invincible #66 - 15,931 (+2.0%)
10/2009: Invincible #67 - 15,831 (-0.6%)
11/2009: Invincible #68 - 15,542 (-1.8%)
12/2009: Invincible #69 - 15,161 (-2.5%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Invincible #70 - 14,953 (-1.4%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Invincible Returns #1 - 19,933 (+33.3%)
04/2010: Invincible #71 - 18,996 (-4.7%)
				6 month (+20.0%)
				1 year (+21.1%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (+43.4%)
				4 year (+57.6%)
				5 year (+90.7%)

Returns is running pretty late, and was supposed to be out in February. It cost $3.99 so its increase is impressive despite the four different covers. I believe issue 71 only had the one cover.

102. Star Wars Purge (Dark Horse)

11/2009: Star Wars Purge – Seconds to Die - 20,371
12/2009: -
01/2009: -
02/2009: -
03/2009: -
04/2010: Star Wars Purge – Hidden Blade - 18,545 (-9.0%)

Third in a series of Darth Vader one shots.

104. Angel (IDW)

04/2006: Old Friends #5 - 12,785
04/2007: -
04/2008: After the Fall #6 - 46,645
04/2009: Angel #20 - 30,308

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05/2009: Angel #21 - 28,633 (-5.5%)
06/2009: Angel #22 - 27,496 (-4.0%)
07/2009: Angel: After the Fall – Epilogue #23 - 24,003 (-12.7%)
08/2009: Angel #24 - 22,795 (-5.0%)
09/2009: Angel #25 - 23,815 (+4.5%)
10/2009: Angel #26 - 22,886 (-3.9%)
11/2009: Angel #27 - 20,731 (-9.4%)
12/2009: Angel #28 - 21,301 (+2.7%)
12/2009: Angel Annual #1 - 16,616 (-22.0%)
01/2010: Angel #29 - 20,280 (+22.5%)
02/2010: Angel #30 - 11,044 [19,394] (-4.4%)
03/2010: Angel #31 - 18,538 (-4.4%)
04/2010: Angel #32 - 17,942 (-3.2%)
				6 month (-21.6%)
				1 year (-40.1%)
				2 year (-61.5%)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (+40.3%)

Standard drop.

107. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Dark Times #10 - 21,989
04/2009: Dark Times #13 Blue Harvest pt 1 (of 5) - 19,256

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05/2009: -
06/2009: -
07/2009: -
08/2009: Blue Harvest #0 - 18,601 (-3.4%)
08/2009: Dark Times #14 Blue Harvest pt 2 (of 5) – 18,477 (-0.7%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: Dark Times #15 - 17,485 (-5.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: Dark Times #16 - 17,173 (-1.8%)
				6 months (n.a.)
				1 year (-10.1%)
				2 year (-21.9%)

This arc ends with #17, and I kind of doubt the series will be coming back after that.

113. Conan the Cimmerian (Dark Horse)

04/2005: Conan #15 - 38,086
04/2006: Conan #27 - 21,327
04/2007: Conan #39 - 25,103
04/2008: -
04/2009: The Cimmerian #10 - 20,419

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05/2009: - 
06/2009: The Cimmerian #11 - 20,041 (-1.9%)
07/2009: The Cimmerian #12 - 19,268 (-3.9%)
08/2009: The Cimmerian #13 - 18,881 (-2.0%)
09/2009: The Cimmerian #14 - 18,643 (-1.3%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: The Cimmerian #15 - 18,293 (-1.9%)
11/2009: The Cimmerian #16 - 17,778 (-2.8%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Weight of Crown One Shot - 17,571 (-1.2%)
01/2010: The Cimmerian #17 - 17,356 (-1.2%)
02/2010: The Cimmerian #18 - 17,074 (-1.6%)
03/2010: The Cimmerian #19 - 18,131 (+6.2%)
04/2010: The Cimmerian #20 - 16,393 (-9.6%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (-19.7%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-34.7%)
				4 year (-23.1%)
				5 year (-57.0%)

About where we’d be without the variant cover last month.

114. Green Hornet Year One (Dynamite)

03/2010: Green Hornet Year One #1 - 21,330
04/2010: Green Hornet Year One #2 - 16,355 (-23.3%)

Issue one had eight covers, this one only has four, so that’s actually a pretty good drop for a second issue.

124. Turf (Image)

04/2010: Turf #1 - 14,033

There are four covers here, and according to an interview with the writer the first printing of 20,000 copies sold out at the distributor level. That would however include sales to the UK, which I think would be quite strong as the writer, Jonathan Ross, is quite well known there.

127. Chew (Image)

06/2009: Chew #1 - 5,248 [13,517] 
07/2009: Chew #2 - 6,735 (-24.6%)
08/2009: Chew #3 - 13,762 (+104.3%)
09/2009: Chew #4 - 12,294 (-10.7%)
10/2009: Chew #5 - 13,498 (+9.8%)
11/2009: Chew #6 - 13,139 (-2.7%)
12/2009: Chew #7 - 12,902 (-1.8%)
01/2010: Chew #8 - 12,727 (-1.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Chew #9 - 12,866 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Chew #10 - 13,335 (+3.6%)
				6 month (-1.2%)

Up again! A new story arc starts next issue, so I predict another rise in sales. Meanwhile sales of the first trade paperback have slowed down, with only 836 being sold this month, which brings the total to 13,514. There was also a $1 reprint of issue one, but that hasn’t shown up on the chart for some reason.

128. Kato Origins (Dynamite)

04/2010: Origins of the Ninja #1 - 13,172

Four covers, and I’m a little surprised this Green Hornet spin off did so well.

129. GI Joe (IDW)

04/2005: GI Joe #42 (Devil’s Due) - 20,860
04/2006: America’s Elite #10 (Devil’s Due) - 17,982
04/2007: America’s Elite #22 (Devil’s Due) - 15,332 
04/2008: America’s Elite #34 (Devil’s Due) - 16,049
04/2009: GI Joe #4 - 22,735 (-0.7%)

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05/2009: GI Joe #5 - 21,968 (-3.4%)
06/2009: GI Joe #6 - 20,809 (-5.3%)		
07/2009: GI Joe #7 - 20,319 (-2.4%)
08/2009: GI Joe #8 - 18,750 (-7.7%)
09/2009: GI Joe #9 - 17,436 (-7.0%)
10/2009: GI Joe #10 - 16,264 (-6.7%)
11/2009: GI Joe #11 - 15,527 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #12 - 14,824 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #13 - 15,759 (+6.3%)
01/2010: GI Joe #14 - 14,030 (-11.0%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: GI Joe #15 - 13,607 (-3.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe #16 - 13,288 (-2.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe #17 - 13,129 (-1.2%)
				6 month (-19.3%)
				1 year (-42.2%)
				2 year (-18.2%)
				3 year (-14.4%)
				4 year (-27.0%)
				5 year (-37.1%)

Standard drop.

132. The Guild (Dark Horse)

03/2010: The Guild #1 - 15,292
04/2010: The Guild #2 - 12,642 (-17.3%)

Fairly decent second issue drop.

133. BPRD (Dark Horse)

04/2006: Universal Machine #1 (of 5) - 17,238
04/2007: Garden of Souls #2 (of 5) - 16,176
04/2008: 1946 #4 (of 5) - 16,056
04/2009: Black Goddess #4 (of 5) - 14,543

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05/2009: Black Goddess #5 (of 5) - 14,357 (-1.3%)
06/2009: War on Frogs #3 (of 4) - 13,828 (-3.7%)
07/2009: 1947 #1 (of 5) - 15,845 (+14.6%)
08/2009: 1947 #2 (of 5) - 14,893 (-6.0%) 
09/2009: 1947 #3 (of 5) - 14,810 (-0.6%)
10/2009: 1947 #4 (of 5) - 14,505 (-2.0%)
11/2009: 1947 #5 (of 5) - 13,977 (-3.6%)
12/2009: War on Frogs #4 (of 4) - 12,904 (-7.7%)
01/2010: King of Fear #1 - 14,081 (+9.1%)
02/2010: King of Fear #2 - 13,123 (-6.8%)
03/2010: King of Fear #3 - 12,874 (-1.9%)
04/2010: King of Fear #4 - 12,480 (-3.1%)
				6 month (-14.0%)
				1 year (-14.2%)
				2 year (-22.2%)
				3 year (-22.8%)
				4 year (-27.6%)

Standard drop. Volume 12, collecting the War on Frogs one shots, has first month sales of 3,791.

134. Irredeemable (Boom)

04/2009: Irredeemable #1 - 13,218

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05/2009: Irredeemable #2 - 9,962 (-24.6%)
06/2009: Irredeemable #3 - 12,838 (+28.9%)
07/2009: Irredeemable #4 - 13,623 (+6.1%)
08/2009: Irredeemable #5 - ??? (???)
09/2009: Irredeemable #6 - 14,128 (+3.7%)
10/2009: Irredeemable #7 - 14,282 (+1.1%)
11/2009: Irredeemable #8 - 13,688 (-4.2%)
12/2009: Irredeemable #9 - 13,515 (-1.3%)
01/2010: Irredeemable #10 - 13,106 (-3.0%)
02/2010: Irredeemable #11 - 12,912 (-1.5%)
03/2010: Irredeemable #12 - 13,058 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Irredeemable Special #1 - 12,411 (-5.0%)
				6 month (-13.1%)
				1 year (-6.1%)

Pretty close to the regular sales.

136. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)

04/2009: All Hail Megatron #10 - 12,183

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05/2009: All Hail Megatron #11 - 12,292 (+0.9%)
06/2009: All Hail Megatron #12 - 12,124 (-1.4%)
07/2009: All Hail Megatron #13 - 11,892 (-1.9%)
08/2009: All Hail Megatron #14 - 11,736 (-1.3%)
09/2009: All Hail Megatron #15 - 11,634 (-0.9%)
10/2009: All Hail Megatron #16 - 11,281 (-3.0%)
11/2009: Transformers Ongoing #1 - 15,220 (+34.9%)
12/2009: Transformers Ongoing #2 - 12,516 (-17.8%)
01/2010: Transformers Ongoing #3 - 12,609 (+0.7%)
02/2010: Transformers Ongoing #4 - 12,221 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Transformers Ongoing #5 - 11,994 (-1.9%)
04/2010: Transformers Ongoing #6 - 12,171 (+1.5%)
				6 month (+7.9%)
				1 year (-0.0%)

This looks like it’s going to fluctuate up and down on a monthly basis as the Megatron series did.

139. Aliens vs. Predator (Dark Horse)

01/2010: Three World War #1 - 15,218
02/2010: Three World War #2 - 11,875 (-22.0%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Three World War #2 - 11,498 (-3.2%)

Settled down pretty quickly.

149. GI Joe Origins (IDW)

04/2009: GI Joe Origins #3 - 18,530

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05/2009: -
06/2009: GI Joe Origins #4 - 18,378 (-0.8%)
07/2009: GI Joe Origins #5 - 17,822 (-3.0%)
08/2009: GI Joe Origins #6 - 15,898 (-10.8%)
09/2009: GI Joe Origins #7 - 14,753 (-7.2%)
10/2009: GI Joe Origins #8 - 14,961 (+1.4%)
11/2009: GI Joe Origins #9 - 12,955 (-13.4%)
12/2009 : GI Joe Origins #10 - 12,295 (-5.1%)
01/2010: GI Joe Origins #11 - 11,726 (-4.6%)
02/2010: GI Joe Origins #12 - 12,312 (+5.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe Origins #13 - 11,043 (-10.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe Origins #14 - 10,811 (-2.1%)
				6 month (-27.7%)
				1 year (-41.6%)

Standard drop.

150. Project Superpowers (Dynamite)

04/2008: Project Superpowers #2 (of 7) - 41,623
04/2009: - 

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06/2009: Chapter Two #0 - 31,828
07/2009: Chapter Two #1 - 22,282 (-30.0%)
08/2009: Chapter Two #2 - 17,377 (-22.0%)
09/2009: Chapter Two #3 - 15,717 (-9.6%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Chapter Two #4 - 14,980 (-3.2%)
12/2009: Chapter Two #5 - 12,794 (-14.6%)
01/2010: Chapter Two #6 - 11,923 (-6.8%)
02/2010: Chapter Two #7 - 21,688 (+81.9%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Chapter Two #8 - 10,724 (-50.6%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-74.2%)

Issue seven was overshipped to retailers. It hasn’t helped sales.

151. Crossed (Avatar)

05/2009: Crossed #5 (of 9) - 12,246 (+4.6%)
06/2009: -
07/2009: Crossed #6 (of 9) - 13,382 (+9.3%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: Crossed #7 - 14,238 (+6.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Crossed #8 - 12,757 (-10.4%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Crossed #9 - 12,374 (-3.0%)
04/2010: Crossed Family Values #1 - 10,704 (-13.5%)
				6 month (-24.8%)

The David Lapham written spinoff sells below the Garth Ennis series, but pretty well for an Avatar series. The collection of Ennis’ series has first month sales of 3,265.

152. Magdalena (Image)

04/2010: Magdalena #1 - 10,648

A Top Cow series. Ssupposedly there is a film about this character coming out later this year.

155. GI Joe Cobra II (IDW)

04/2009: GI Joe Cobra #2 - 18,685 

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05/2009: GI Joe Cobra #3 - 17,881 (-4.3)
06/2009: GI Joe Cobra #4 - 16,739 (-6.4%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #1 - 12,062 (-27.9%)
02/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #2 - 11,121 (-7.8%)
03/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #3 - 10,562 (-5.0%)
04/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #4 - 10,384 (-1.7%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (-44.4%)

Now an ongoing series.

160. Queen Sonja (Dynamite)

04/2006: Red Sonja #9 - 32,334
04/2007: Red Sonja #21 - 20,690
04/2008: Red Sonja #32 - 15,864
04/2009: Red Sonja #43 - 12,318

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05/2009: Red Sonja #44 - 12,099 (-1.8%)
06/2009: Red Sonja #45 - 12,030 (-0.6%)
07/2009: Red Sonja #46 - 11,993 (-0.3%)
08/2009: Red Sonja #47 - 11,709 (-2.4%)
09/2009: Red Sonja #48 - 11,815 (+0.9%)
10/2009: Red Sonja #49 - 11,487 (-2.8%)
10/2009: Queen Sonja #1 - 13,849 (+20.6%)
11/2009: Queen Sonja #2 - 12,024 (-13.2%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Queen Sonja #3 - 10,768 (-10.4%)
02/2010: Queen Sonja #4 - 10,766 (-0.0%)
03/2010: Queen Sonja #5 - 10,393 (-3.5%)
04/2010: Queen Sonja #6 - 9,800 (-5.7%)
				6 month (-29.2%)
				1 year (-20.4%)
				2 year (-38.2%)
				3 year (-52.6%)
				4 year (-69.7%)

Bigger than usual drop.

165. Mass Effect Redemption (Dark Horse)

01/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #1 - 8,337
02/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #2 - 7,164 (-14.7%)
03/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #3 - 9,645 (+34.6%)
04/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #4 - 9,437 (-2.2%)

Video game adaptation.

169. Transformers Spotlight (IDW)

04/2010: Prowl #1 - 8,839

170. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

04/2006: Grimm Fairy Tales #5 - 5,299
04/2007: -
04/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #26 - 9,404
04/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #37 - 9,272 

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05/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #38 - 9,077 (-2.1%)
06/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #39 - 10,099 (+11.3%)
07/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #40 - 9,616 (-4.8%)
08/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #41 - 10,600 (+10.2%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #42 - 9,070 (-14.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #43 - 10,246 (+13.0%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #44 - 8,824 (-13.9%)
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #45 - 8,916 (+1.0%)
04/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #4 - 8,694 (-2.5%)
				6 month (-4.1%)
				1 year (-6.2%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-7.6%)
				4 year (+64.1%)

A $1 reprint of issue 5 also makes the charts at position 215, selling 6,265 copies.

171. GI Joe Operation Hiss (IDW)

02/2010: Operation Hiss #1 - 10,140
03/2010: Operation Hiss #2 - 8,818 (-13.0%)
04/2010: Operation Hiss #3 - 8,581 (-2.7%)

Movie sequel.

172. Angel Barbary Coast (IDW)

04/2010: Barbary Coast #1 - 8,335

Appears to be an original story and not an adaptation of TV episode.

176. Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers (IDW)

01/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1 - 8,862
02/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #2 – 5,744 (-35.2%)
03/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 – 7,855 (+36.8%)
04/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #4 - 8,133 (+3.5%)

Edit: Another increase! Issue’s 3 and 4 both had two covers at a 50/50 split, so there seems to be a genuine interest in this series.

179. Terminator (Dark Horse)

03/2010: Terminator #1 - 10,601
04/2010: Terminator #2 - 8,101 (-23.6%)

Not much interest here it seems.

180. Transformers Nefarious (IDW)

03/2010: Nefarious #1 - 8,810
04/2010: Nefarious #2 - 8,002 (-9.2%)

181. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

04/2005: Sonic #148 - 8,011
04/2006: Sonic #161 - 7,471
04/2007: Sonic #174 - 6,962
04/2008: Sonic #187 - 7,021
04/2009: Sonic #199 - 7,533

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05/2009: Sonic #200 - 8,953 (+18.9%) 
06/2009: Sonic #201 - 8,001 (-10.6%)
07/2009: Sonic #202 - 8,193 (+2.4%)
08/2009: Sonic #203 - 8,166 (-0.3%)
09/2009: Sonic #204 - 8,171 (0%)
10/2009: Sonic #205 - 8,263 (+1.1%)
11/2009: Sonic #206 - 8,353 (+1.1%)
12/2009: Sonic #207 - 8,198 (-1.9%)
01/2010: Sonic #208 - 8,006 (-2.3%)
02/2010: Sonic #209 - 7,819 (-2.3%)
03/2010: Sonic #210 - 7,925 (+1.4%)
03/2010: Sonic #211 - 7,786 (-1.8%)
04/2010: Sonic #212 - 7,973 (+2.4%)
				6 month (-3.5%)
				1 year (+5.8%)
				2 year (+13.6%)
				3 year (+14.5%)
				4 year (+6.7%)
				5 year (-0.5%)

Now $2.99, which is a little surprising considering that just over a year ago all the Archie comics cost $2.25, and sales on this (and Archie) have been going up in the direct market. However over in newsstands the BPA numbers for July – December of last year (which only show the company as a whole and not individual titles) have dropped slightly.

182. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland (Zenescope)

03/2010: Neverland #1 - 10,401
04/2010: Neverland #2 - 7,961 (-23.5%)

183. Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

04/2008: Lone Ranger #11 - 15,074
04/2009: -

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05/2009: -
06/2009: -
07/2009: Lone Ranger #17 - 10,462 (+4.1%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Lone Ranger #18 - 9,771 (-6.6%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Lone Ranger #19 - 9,519 (-2.6%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Lone Ranger #20 - 8,306 (-12.7%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Lone Ranger #21 - 7,960 (-4.2%)

A smaller drop than last month, but the overall drop in the last twelve issues isn’t pretty.

188. Red Sonja Wrath of the Gods (Dynamite)

02/2010: Wrath of the Gods #1 - 8,941
03/2010: Wrath of the Gods #2 - 8,155 (-8.8%)
04/2010: Wrath of the Gods #3 - 7,626 (-6.5%)

191. Darkness (Image)

04/2008: Darkness #3 - 16,077
04/2009: -

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05/2009: Darkness #77 - 10,114 (-10.2%)	
06/2009: Witchblade Darkness Angelus Blood on the Sands - 10,106 (0%)
07/2009: Darkness #78 - 10,417 (+3.1%)
08/2009: Darkness #79 - 13,260 (+27.3%)
09/2009: Darkness #80 - 14,045 (+5.9%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Darkness #81 - 9,419 (-32.9%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Darkness #82 - 8,848 (-6.0%)
01/2010: Shadows and Flame One Shot - 6,924 (-21.7%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Darkness #83 - 7,834 (+13.1%)
04/2010: Darkness #84 - 7,366 (-6.0%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-54.2%)

Percentage-wise that isn’t a very healthy drop, numbers wise it’s not that terrible.

192. Star Trek McCoy (IDW)

04/2010: McCoy #1 - 7,292

Written and drawn by John Byrne.

194. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

04/2005: Simpsons Comics #105 - 12,026
04/2006: Simpsons Comics #117 - 10,744
04/2007: Simpsons Comics #129 - 9,197
04/2008: Simpsons Comics #141 - 9,056
04/2009: Simpsons Comics #153 - 7,611

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05/2009: Simpsons Comics #154 - 7,546 (-0.9%)
06/2009: Simpsons Comics #155 - 8,011 (+6.2%)
07/2009: Simpsons Comics #156 - 7,774 (-3.0%)
08/2009: Simpsons Comics #157 - 7,565 (-2.7%)
09/2009: Simpsons Comics #158 - 7,782 (+2.9%)
10/2009: Simpsons Comics #159 - 7,645 (-1.8%)
11/2009: Simpsons Comics #160 - 7,618 (-0.4%)
12/2009: Simpsons Comics #161 - 7,414 (-2.7%)
01/2010: Simpsons Comics #162 - 7,227 (-2.5%)
02/2010: Simpsons Comics #163 - 7,507 (+3.9%)
03/2010: Simpsons Comics #164 - 7,351 (-2.1%)
04/2010 : Simpsons Comics #165 - 7,228 (-1.7%)
				6 month (-5.5%)
				1 year (-5.0%)
				2 year (-20.2%)
				3 year (-21.4%)
				4 year (-32.7%)
				5 year (-39.9%)

Standard drop, this is a big seller in other markets.

195. Soulfire (Aspen)

05/2009: Soulfire #9 - 11,649
06/2009: -
07/2009: Soulfire #10 - 11,448 (-1.7%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Soulfire Volume Two #0 - 8,042 (-30.0%)
10/2009: Soulfire Volume Two #1 - 8,639 (+7.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #2 - 7,711 (-10.7%)
03/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #3 - 6,928 (-10.2%)
04/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #4 - 7,197 (+3.9%)
				6 month (-16.7%)

Not sure why this increase has happened.

196. Angelus (Image)

12/2009: Angelus #1 - 9,781
01/2010: -
02/2010: Angelus #2 - 7,277 (-25.6%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Angelus #3 - 6,933 (-4.7%)

Standard drop.

200. Locke & Key (IDW)

04/2008: Locke & Key #3 - 7,505
04/2009: Head Games #4 - 9,302

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05/2009: Head Games #5 - 9,137 (-1.8%)
06/2009: Head Games #6 - 8,889 (-2.7%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: Crown of Shadows #1 - 9,952 (+12.0%)
12/2009: Crown of Shadows #2 - 7,707 (-22.6%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Crown of Shadows #3 - 3,690 [7,550] (-2.0%)
03/2010: Crown of Shadows #4 - 7,010 (-7.2%)
04/2010: Crown of Shadows #5 - 6,818 (-2.7%)
					6 month (n.a.)
					1 year (-26.7%)
					2 year (-9.2%)

Standard drop.

201. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

07/2009: Doctor Who #1 - 10,949
08/2009: Doctor Who #2 - 8,908 (-18.6%)
09/2009: Doctor Who #3 - 8,711 (-2.2%)
10/2009: Doctor Who #4 - 8,354 (-4.1%)
11/2009: Doctor Who #5 - 7,958 (-4.7%)
12/2009: Doctor Who #6 - 7,448 (-6.4%)
01/2010: Doctor Who #7 - 7,239 (-2.8%)
02/2010: Doctor Who #8 - 7,014 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Doctor Who #9 - 6,991 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Doctor Who #10 - 6,784 (-3.0%)

Standard drop.

204. Angel Hole in the World (IDW)

12/2009: Hole in the World #1 - 9,748
01/2010: Hole in the World #2 - 9,133 (-6.3%)
02/2010: Hole in the World #3 - 8,179 (-10.4%)
03/2010: Hole in the World #4 - 7,485 (-8.5%)
04/2010: Hole in the World #5 - 6,658 (-11.0%)

Adaptation of a TV episode.

206. Fraggle Rock (Archaia)

04/2010: Fraggle Rock #1 - 6,571

Dance your cares away! Same weird size as Mouse Guard.

216. Astounding Wolf-Man (Image)

04/2009: Wolf-Man #14 – 7,837

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04/2009: Wolf-Man #15 - 7,455 (-4.9%)
05/2009: Wolf-Man #16 - 7,721 (+3.6%)
06/2009: -
07/2009: Wolf-Man #17 - 7,724 (0.0%)
08/2009: Wolf-Man #18 - 7,411 (-4.0%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Wolf-Man #19 - 7,271 (-1.9%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Wolf-Man #20 - 6,897 (-5.1%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Wolf-Man #21 - 6,565 (-4.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Wolf-Man #22 - 6,239 (-5.0%)
				6 month (-14.2%)
				1 year (-20.4%)

I’m surprised to see percentage drops this big with just two issues left.

227. Battlefields (Dynamite)

04/2009: Tankies #1 - 8,156

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05/2009: Tankies #2 - 7,043 (-13.6%)
06/2009: - 
07/2009: Tankies #3 - 6,834 (-3.0%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: Happy Valley #1 - 7,193 (+5.3%)
01/2010: Happy Valley #2 - 6,038  (-16.1%)
02/2010: Happy Valley #3 - 5,840 (-3.3%)
03/2010: Battlefields #4 - 5,805 (-0.6%)
04/2010: Battlefields #5 - 5,582 (-3.8%)
					6 months (n.a.)
					1 year (-31.6%)

This round of Garth Ennis war comics isn’t doing as well as the first.

232. Kill Shakespeare (IDW)

04/2010: Kill Shakespeare #1 - 5,447

Co-created by one of the Nelly Furtado’s tour managers!

233. Cold Space (Boom!)

04/2010: Cold Space #1 - 5,431

Co-written by Samuel L. Jackson.

234. Last Unicorn (IDW)

04/2010: Last Unicorn #1 - 5,366

Based on the novel, not the animated movie.

235. Savage Dragon (Image)

04/2005: Savage Dragon #121 - 8,236
04/2006: Savage Dragon #125 - 6,990
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: Savage Dragon #147 - 6,058 

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05/2009: Savage Dragon #148 - 6,051 (-0.1%)
06/2009: Savage Dragon #149 - 6,060 (+0.2%)
07/2009: Savage Dragon #150 - 6,619 (+9.2%)
08/2009: Savage Dragon #151 - 6,034 (-8.8%)
09/2009: Savage Dragon #152 - 5,993 (-0.7%)
10/2009: Savage Dragon #153 - 6,571 (+9.6%)
11/2009: Savage Dragon #154 - 5,885 (-10.4%)
12/2009: Savage Dragon #155 - 5,736 (-2.5%)
01/2010: Savage Dragon #156 - 6,152 (+7.3%)
02/2010: Savage Dragon #157 - 5,617 (-8.7%)
03/2010: Savage Dragon #158 - 5,578 (-0.7%)
04/2010: Savage Dragon #159 - 5,359 (-3.9%)
				6 month (-18.4%)
				1 year (-11.5%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-23.3%)
				5 year (-34.9%)

Standard drop.

237. Wolfskin (Avatar)

04/2007: Wolfskin #3 (of 3) - 6,523
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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04/2010: Hundredth Dream #1 - 5,322
				3 year (-18.4%)

Warren Ellis writes barbarians.

238. Stumptown (Oni)

11/2009: Stumptown #1 - 6,629
12/2009: -
01/2010: Stumptown #2 - 5,942 (-10.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: Stumptown #3 - 5,299 (-10.8%)

Not a very good drop for the third issue of this Greg Rucka series. Hopefully it’ll start coming out more timely now that Rucka’s stopped doing work for DC.

242. Star Trek (IDW)

02/2010: Movie Adaptation #1 - 6,436
03/2010: Movie Adaptation #2 - 5,622 (-12.6%)
04/2010: Movie Adaptation #3 - 5,256 (-6.5%)

243. Archie (Archie)

04/2005: Archie #556 - 2,737
04/2006: Archie #565 - 2,631
04/2007: Archie #574 - 2,685
04/2008: -
04/2009: - 

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05/2009: Archie #597 - 2,563
06/2009: - 
07/2009: - 
08/2009: Archie #600 - 54,170 [58,408] (+2,178.9%)
09/2009: Archie #601 - 37,871 (-35.2%)
10/2009: Archie #602 - 28,211 (-25.5%)
11/2009: Archie #603 - 25,799 (-8.5%)
12/2009: Archie #604 - 25,058 (-2.9%)
01/2010: Archie #605 - 24,803 (-1.0%)
02/2010: Archie #606 - 15,127 (-39.0%)
03/2010: Archie #607 - 5,013 (-66.9%)
04/2010: Archie #608 - 5,224 (+4.2%)
				6 month (-81.5%)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (+94.6%)
				4 year (+98.6%)
				5 year (+90.9%)

This also now costs $2.99. This is part one of a Josie and the Pussycats crossover.

247. Light (Image)

04/2010: Light #1 - 5,100

Another series set in Oregon (after Stumptown)!

252. Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

04/2006: Usagi Yojimbo #93 - 5,897
04/2007: Usagi Yojimbo #102 - 5,949
04/2008: Usagi Yojimbo #111 - 5,627
04/2009: -

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05/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #120 - 5,160 (+0.4%)
06/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #121 - 5,171 (+0.2%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #122 - 5,077 (-1.8%)
09/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #123 - 5,051 (-0.5%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #124 - 4,992 (-1.2%)
12/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #125 – 4,980 (-0.2%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #126 - 4,909 (-1.4%)
03/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #127 - 4,893 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #128 - 4,855 (-0.8%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-13.7%)
				3 year (-18.4%)
				4 year (-17.7%)

Pretty stable.

257. Incredibles (Boom)

04/2009: -

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05/2009: Family Matters #2 (of 4) - 8,041 (-28.5%)
06/2009: Family Matters #3 (of 4) - 8,169 (+1.6%)
07/2009: Family Matters #4 (of 4) - 8,199 (+0.4%)
08/2009: Incredibles #0 - 9,407 (+14.7%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Incredibles #1 - 9,471 (+0.7%)
11/2009: Incredibles #2 - 7,383 (-22.0%)
12/2010: Incredibles #3 - 6,849 (-7.2%)
01/2010: Incredibles #4 - 6,149 (-10.2%)
02/2010: Incredibles #5 - 5,502 (-10.5%)
03/2010: Incredibles #6 - 5,230 (-4.9%)
03/2010: Incredibles #7 - 4,025 (-23.0%)
04/2010: Incredibles #8 - 4,582 (+13.8%)
				6 month (-51.6%)
				1 year (n.a.)

Sales of #7 were underreported, presumably some of them shipped in the first week of April.

259. Muppet Show (Boom)

04/2009: Muppet Show #2 (of 4) - 6,563

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05/2009: -
06/2009: Muppet Show #3 (of 4) - 7,210 (+9.9%)
07/2009: Muppet Show #4 (of 4) - 6,273 (-13.0%)
07/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #1 (of 4) - 7,027 (+12.0%)
08/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #2 (of 4) - 5,952 (-15.3%)
09/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #3 (of 4) - 5,444 (-8.5%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #4 (of 4) - 4,822 (-11.4)
12/2009: Muppet Show #0 - 6,120 (+26.9%)
01/2010: Muppet Show #1 - 6,155 (+0.6%)
02/2010: Muppet Show #2 - 4,965 (-19.3%)
03/2010: Muppet Show #3 - 4,557 (-8.2%)
04/2010: Muppet Show #4 - 4,320 (-5.2%)
					6 month (n.a.)
					1 year (-34.2%)

The Boom Disney titles are available in other markets.

260, 284. Tank Girl

11/2009: Skid Marks #1 (Titan) - 4,902
12/2009: Nuggets (Image) - 5,803 (+18.4%) 01/2010: Skid Marks #2 (Titan) - 3,805 (-34.4%)
02/2010: Skid Marks #3 (Titan) - 3,253 (-14.5%)
03/2010: Royal Escape #1 (IDW) - 3,957 (+21.6%)
04/2010: Dirty Helmets (Image) - 4,303 (+8.7%)
04/2010: Royal Escape #2 (IDW) - 3,387 (-21.3%)

An Image one shot, and an issue of the IDW mini series this month.

263. Mice Templar (Image)

04/2008: Mice Templar #4 - 10,201
04/2009: -

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07/2009: Destiny #1 - 7,833
08/2009: Destiny #2 - 6,501 (-17.0%)
09/2009: Destiny #3 - 5,971 (-8.2%)
10/2009: Destiny #4 - 5,283 (-11.5%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Destiny #5 - 4,890 (-7.4%)
01/2010: Destiny #6 - 4,498 (-8.0%)
02/2010: Destiny #7 - 4,336 (-3.6%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Destiny #8 - 4,211 (-2.9%)
				6 months (-20.3%)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-58.7%)

Standard drop.

265. Fall Out Toy Works (Image)

09/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #1 - 10,159
10/2009: -
11/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #2 - 5,339 (-47.4%)	
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #3 - 4,492 (-15.7%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #4 - 4,161 (-7.4%)

Another comic vaguely related to a band (in this case Fall Out Boy).

266. Atomic Robo (Red 5)

05/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #1 - 4,234
06/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #2 - 4,533 (+7.1%)
07/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #3 - 4,210 (-7.1%)
08/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #4 - 4,241 (+0.7%)
09/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #5 - 4,225 (-0.4%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1 - 4,372 (+3.5%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #2 - 4,093 (-6.4%)

That’s a good second issue drop, though presumably readers know if they’re interested by this point.

268. Cowboy Ninja Viking (Image)

10/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #1 - 8,380
11/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #2 - 6,394 (-23.7%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #3 - 6,062 (-5.2%)
02/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #4 - 5,651 (-6.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #5 - 3,928 (-30.5%)

Presumably copies got lost somewhere.

271. Uncle Scrooge (Boom)

04/2005: Uncle Scrooge #341 (Gemstone) - 4,956
04/2006: Uncle Scrooge #353 (Gemstone) - 4,614
04/2007: Uncle Scrooge #365 (Gemstone) – 4,413
04/2008: Uncle Scrooge #374 (Gemstone) - 4,325
04/2009: -

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10/2009: Uncle Scrooge #384 - 5,835
11/2009: Uncle Scrooge #385 - 5,232 (-10.3%)
12/2009: Uncle Scrooge #386 - 4,946 (-5.5%)
01/2010: Uncle Scrooge #387 - 4,604 (-6.9%)
02/2010: Uncle Scrooge #388 - 4,311 (-6.3%)
03/2010: Uncle Scrooge #389 - 3,906 (-9.4%)
04/2010: Uncle Scrooge #390 - 3,747 (-4.1%)
					6 months (-35.8%)
					1 year (n.a.)
					2 year (-13.4%)
					3 year (-15.1%)
					4 year (-18.8%)
					5 year (-24.4%)

272. Incorruptible (Boom)

12/2009: Incorruptible #1 - 15,710
01/2010: Incorruptible #2 - 12,635 (-19.6%)
02/2010: Incorruptible #3 - 11,860 (-6.1%)
03/2010: Incorruptible #4 - 11,749 (-0.9%)
04/2010: Incorruptible #5 - 3,642 (-69.0%)

Distribution issues, most copies shipped in May.

274, 280, 281, 282. A-Team Shotgun Wedding (IDW)

03/2010: Shotgun Wedding #1 - 6,442
03/2010: Shotgun Wedding #2 - 4,458 (-30.8%)
04/2010: Shotgun Wedding #3 – 3,614 (-18.9%)
04/2010: Shotgun Wedding #4 - 3,394 (-6.1%)

A-Team War Stories (IDW)

03/2010: BA #1 - 4,374
03/2010: Hannibal #1 - 4,215 (-3.6%)
04/2010: Murdock #1 – 3,412 (-19.1%)
04/2010: Face #1 - 3,392 (-5.9%)

I wonder if these would have sold better if IDW had shipped each miniseries entirely within one month.

275. Hellcyon (Dark Horse)

04/2010: Hellcyon #1 - 3,613

Miniseries by one of the artists on Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics.

277. Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories (Boom)

04/2005: Comics and Stories #656 (Gemstone) - 4,021
04/2006: Comics and Stories #668 (Gemstone) - 3,768
04/2007: Comics and Stories #680 (Gemstone) - 3,636
04/2008: Comics and Stories #689 - 4,162
04/2009: -

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10/2009: Comics and Stories #699 - 6,679
11/2009: Comics and Stories #700 - 5,634 (-15.6%)
12/2009: Comics and Stories #701 - 4,885 (-13.3%)
01/2010: Comics and Stories #702 - 4,567 (-6.5%)
02/2010: Comics and Stories #703 - 4,233 (-7.3%)
03/2010: Comics and Stories #704 - 3,917 (-7.5%)
04/2010: Comics and Stories #705 - 3,497 (-10.7%)
					6 months (n.a.)
					1 year (n.a.)
					2 year (-16.0%)
					3 year (-3.8%)
					4 year (-7.2%)
					5 year (-13.0%)

285. Toy Story (Boom)

06/2009: Mysterious Stranger #1 - 6,204
07/2009: Mysterious Stranger #2 - 5,397 (-13.0%)
07/2009: Mysterious Stranger #3 - 5,158 (-4.4%)
08/2009: Mysterious Stranger #4 - 4,892 (-5.2%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: Toy Story #0 - 5,052 (+3.3%)
01/2009: -
02/2010: Toy Story #1 - 4,858 (-3.8%)
03/2010: Toy Story #2 - 3,804 (-21.7%)
04/2010: Toy Story #3 - 3,382 (-11.1%)

286. Wall-E (Boom)

11/2009: Wall-E #0 - 7,410
12/2009: Wall-E #1 - 5,946 (-20.0%)
01/2010: Wall-E #2 - 4,581 (-23.0%)
02/2010: Wall-E #3 - 4,175 (-8.9%)
03/2010: Wall-E #4 - 3,736 (-10.5%)
04/2010: Wall-E #5 - 3,328 (-10.9%)

287. Zombies vs. Robots Aventure (IDW)

02/2010: ZVR: Aventure #1 - 2,390
03/2010: ZVR: Aventure #2 - ????
04/2010: ZVR: Aventure #3 - 3,276

Yes, that is how it’s spelt.

288. Elephantmen (Dark Horse)

04/2008: War Toys #3 (of 3) - 5,414
04/2009: Elephantmen #18 - 4,085

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05/2009: Elephantmen #19 - 3,942 (-3.5%)
06/2009: Elephantmen #20 - 3,845 (-2.5%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: Elephantmen #21 - ????
10/2009: Elephantmen #22 - 3,478
11/2009: -
12/2009: Elephantmen #23 - 3,461 (-0.5%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Elephantmen #24 - ????
04/2010: Elephantmen #25 - 3,152
				6 month (-9.4%)
				1 year (-22.8%)
				2 year (-41.8%)

The difficulty of including low selling titles.

289. Cars (Boom)

04/2009: Rookie #1 (of 4) - 6,951

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05/2009: Rookie #2 (of 4) - 5,007 (-28.0%)
06/2009: Rookie #3 (of 4) - 4,898 (-2.2%)
07/2009: Rookie #4 (of 4) - 4,876 (-0.4%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Radiator Springs #1 - 5,696 (+16.8%)
10/2009: Radiator Springs #2 - 4,886 (-14.2%)
11/2009: Radiator Springs #3 - 4,447 (9.0%)
12/2009: Radiator Springs #4 - 4,020 (-9.6%)
01/2010: Cars #0 - 4,704 (+17.0%)
02/2010: Cars #1 - 4,547 (-3.3%)
03/2010: Cars #2 - ????
03/2010: Cars #3 - ????
04/2010: Cars #4 - 3,146
			6 month (-35.6%)
			1 year (-54.7%)

291. Donald Duck and Friends (Boom)

04/2005: Donald Duck and Friends #327 (Gemstone) - 4,645
04/2006: Donald Duck and Friends #339 (Gemstone) - 4,570

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11/2009: Donald Duck and Friends #347 - 5,462
12/2009: Donald Duck and Friends #348 - 4,571 (-16.3%)
01/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #349 - 4,502 (-1.5%)
01/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #350 - 3,924 (-12.8%)
02/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #351 - 3,801 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #352 - ????
04/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #353 - 3,107
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-32.0%)
				5 year (-33.1%)

292. Hate (Fantagraphics)

04/2005: Hate Annual #5 - 3,859
04/2006: -
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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04/2010: Hate Annual #8 - 3,082
				5 year (-20.1%)

It costs $4.95.

294. The Tick (New England Comics)

04/2006: Tick Days of Drama #5 - 3,105
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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11/2009: Tick New Series #1 - 4,196
12/2009: -
01/2009: -
02/2010: Tick New Series #2 - 3,157 (-24.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Tick New Series #3 - 3,039 (-3.7%)
				4 year (-2.1%)

This also costs $4.95.

296. God Complex (Image)

12/2009: God Complex #1 - 6,463
01/2010: God Complex #2 - 4,201 (-35.0%)
02/2010: God Complex #3 - 3,748 (-10.8%)
03/2010: God Complex #4 - ????
04/2010: God Complex #5 - 3,022

Seven issue series.

297. Milo Ventimiglia Presents Berserker (Image)

06/2009: Berserker #1 - 8,825
07/2009: -
08/2009: Berserker #2 - 5,225 (-40.1%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Berserker #3 - 4,423 (-15.3%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Berserker #4 - 3,757 (-15.1%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Berserker #5 - 3,018 (-19.7%)
298. Pilgrim (IDW)

04/2010: Pilgrim #1 - 2,932

Drawn by Mike Grell.

299. Dead @ 17 (Image)

05/2005: Revolution #4 (of 4) (Viper) - 3,460
04/2006: -
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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05/2009: -
06/2009: Afterbirth #1 - 5,586
07/2009: Afterbirth #2 - 4,258 (-23.7%)
08/2009: Afterbirth #3 - 3,934 (-7.6%)
09/2009: Afterbirth #4 - ????
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Witch Queen #1 - ????
04/2010: Witch Queen #2 - 2,922
				5 year (-15.5%)

I believe this is the second last miniseries.

300. Devil (Dark Horse)

02/2010: Devil #1 - 5,165
03/2010: Devil #2 - ????
04/2010: Devil #3 - 2,900

Created by Madhouse Studios and Torajiro Kishi in Japan for Dark Horse.

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Just a reminder, all numbers on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to the direct market. 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. These numbers don’t include sales through Diamond UK. They are low.

Matthew Murray really likes (vegetarian) cooking and zines and comics. Now if only he could somehow combine them.

Comments

  1. Dasbender says:

    What’s up with “176. Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers (IDW)”? You list the most recent issue as “standard drop” and show a percent decline, but the sales numbers look like they’re going up?!? What am I missing?

  2. Steve Maser says:

    I’ll be interested to see how much (if any) hit “The Boys” takes when the price goes up to $3.99.

    (Which I was hoping wouldn’t happen, but I’m wondering if it hit some sales trigger such as below 24K copies and that automatically triggered a price increase…)

  3. check site, check site, check site… OH! DC Month-to-Month Sales are – D’oh! Indie? Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience… ;)

  4. brandon says:

    Wow….the 1 year drops for the GI Joe series are really ugly. Makes me wonder why they are expanding the line, even with different continuities.

  5. Really sorry to see the drop in Dark Horse’s The Guild. Very interesting – I even gave copies to my daughter and her friends.
    And I was really impressed by TURF- what a fun ride that book is!

  6. It’s a real shame that more people aren’t aware of the wonderful Elephantemen series! Always has great writing and phenomenal artwork, comic book fans are really missing out!

  7. Christian says:

    “Co-created by one of the Nelly Furtado’s tour managers!”

    Hahahahhaa.

  8. I can believe the Walking Dead $1 book charting so high and the Chew one not at all.

    The Walking Dead has a proven record of bringing in new readers and keeping them, but at the same time has been going so long that some might find it intimidating to start. The cheap starting point plus the expected interest because of the TV show make this reprint a very good investment for retailers.

    Chew, on the other hand, is still fairly new, and hasn’t #1 gone through multiple printings already, recently? The thinking might be that anyone interested in the singles has just had a chance at #1.

  9. Marc Buckham says:

    “03/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 – 7,855 (+36.8%)
    04/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #4 – 8,133 (-3.5%)”

    Is that not a 3.5% increase?

  10. Dasbender/Marc: Good catch! I’ve edited the chart. It seems to be a legitimate rise too, as both issues only have two covers.

    Steve: I hadn’t realized The Boys was increasing in price. As Garth Ennis’ other series from Dynamite (Battlefields) is only $3.50 and sells much worse, my conspiracy theory side says that the increase is to subsidise comics like that.

    Ed: Most comics have a fairly steep second issue drop as they’re generally ordered before issue one comes out. Issue three is when we see how well things are selling.

    Christian: That’s what it says on their website!

    Niels: There were also Image Firsts issues of Age of Bronze, Savage Dragon, Spawn, Youngblood, and Invincible (and a couple of others I think). Even if you think people wouldn’t want most of those, most of your arguments for TWD also apply to Invincible. And the first volume of the walking dead is only $10, hardly a wallet breaker when most comics now cost $3.99.

  11. psykomyko says:

    I hope that WALKING DEAD #1 reprint figure is accurate. Having plenty of stock year-round is a brilliant “try before you buy” strategy – which is why it’s so frustrating that the other $1.00 issues from Image/Marvel/DC are selling so poorly. It seems to me that the smart strategy for retailers would be to buy 10-100 of each one and rack them next to the appropriate book collection as a cheap first taste. I’d like to know where the communication breakdown is on this: the publishers, Diamond, or just retailers not giving them a chance? I’ve bought every $1.00 issue as a customer – come on, they’re only $1.00! – and given several to friends or their kids. It’s a brilliant outreach program, and hardly anybody’s participating. Am I missing something?

  12. Lilian Sarah says:

    no DC sales figures?

  13. Goofball814 says:

    183. Lone Ranger (Dynamite)
    04/2008: Lone Ranger #11 – 15,074
    04/2009: -
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    05/2009: -
    06/2009: -
    07/2009: Lone Ranger #17 – 10,462 (+4.1%)
    08/2009: -
    09/2009: Lone Ranger #18 – 9,771 (-6.6%)
    10/2009: -
    11/2009: Lone Ranger #19 – 9,519 (-2.6%)
    12/2009: -
    01/2010: -
    02/2010: Lone Ranger #20 – 8,306 (-12.7%)
    03/2010: -
    04/2010: Lone Ranger #21 – 7,960 (-4.2%)

    A smaller drop than last month, but the overall drop in the last twelve issues isn’t pretty.

    Publishers need to look at numbers like this and realize that these rediculous shipping schedules kill otherwise excellent series.

  14. …is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue…. whew. DC sales figures, where are you?

  15. psykomyko: “Am I missing something?”

    Nope, the industry is as clueless as it appears to be!

    Direct market stores are mostly just Diamond catalog centers like the small town grocery/hardware store counter where you pick up your order from JC Penney to save shipping. These sales lists are a sad indictment on comics and people commenting on them often don’t see the forest for the trees. Complaining about why people don’t read more of book A is missing the point. NONE of these sell anything close to what they “should.” While the boat sinks the band plays on- gee I wonder what Hollywood movie based on an old comic is coming next…?

  16. PeterCSM says:

    FYI- I only realized this was out because of Matthew’s comment on the DC sales chart wall and then I had to search ‘Indie Sales April”. It isn’t available in the Sales Charts section like the DC and Marvel (and the March Indie sales) ones. My FYI has now concluded.

  17. My LCS is a chain (and the owners of mycomicshop.com) and each store seemed to get tons of the Image Firsts Chew. Anecdotal, but I wonder if Matthew’s suspicions will prove correct and its absence from the charts will be explained. I bought a copy even though I have the original, because I’m cuckoo for Chew.

  18. I’m hardly surprised the archie comics arent doing more numbers with this Josie and the pussycat dolls crossover. It’s terrible, and just screams “hey Archie’s kissing and in love with a black girl, arent we prgressive??”. When it is just crap.

  19. JayDee says:

    “It seems to me that the smart strategy for retailers would be to buy 10-100 of each one and rack them next to the appropriate book collection as a cheap first taste.”

    The owner of my LCS just gives them to customers free of charge when they show interest in a series but are hesitant to buythe first trade. I just love how he handles that.

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