Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2013 — It was Mark Millar’s month

201305300959 Indie Month to Month Sales: April 2013    It was Mark Millars month

By Paul Mellerick

 

Mark Millar’s relentless conquering of the entertainment world continues, as his new book Jupiter’s Legacy sets records and charts in the top three of the chart. Walking Dead, Saga, Adventure Time and newbies My Little Pony, East of West and Star Wars all have excellent months. Elsewhere the real story is that almost a third of this month’s indie titles increased in sales, when the usual trend is downwards. Only a few new titles chart in the top 200, but there’s a definite trend of consolidation across the top books, while many of the books towards the bottom are reaching the end of the line.

152 indie books charted this month, down on last month’s 139. The bottom book sold 4,369, up on last month’s 4,077. They sold approximately 1,767,473 in total, well up on last month’s 1,565,806. Average sales are also up at 11,628 per book, compared to last month’s 11,264. UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

It was a fantastic month for risers. Out of the 152 books, 48 went up in sales and 88 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts. I’ve not worked it out, but I can’t imagine anywhere close to a third of Marvel & DC’s charting titles went up in sales this month.

Image’s run as the top indie publisher continues, with an 9.04% dollar share and a 9.87% market share, while IDW have their best month ever with a 7.54% dollar share and 5.59% market share, Dark Horse have a 4.35% dollar share and a 4.09% market share, Dynamite have a 2.98% dollar share and 2.60% market share and Boom! have a 1.92% dollar share and 1.97% market share.

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

Here’s this month’s top twenty indie graphic novels.

1. Walking Dead TP Vol 1 Days Gone Bye - 6,925
2. The Manhattan Projects TP Vol 2 - 5,014
3. Happy TP - 4,817
4. Saga TP Vol 1 - 4,585
11. Morning Glories TP Vol 4 Truants - 3,546
12. Walking Dead TP Vol 2 Miles Behind Us - 3,345
14. Star Trek Countdown to Darkness TP - 2,809
18. Walking Dead TP Vol 3 Safety Behind Bars - 2,591
22. Sailor Moon TP Vol 10 -2,401
26. Aliens HC Inhuman Condition - 2,322
32. Walking Dead TP Vol 17 Something to Fear - 2,197
35. Savage Sword of Conan TP Vol 13 - 2,105
38. Avatar Last Airbender TP Vol 4 - 2,097
41. Walking Dead TP Vol 4 Heart’s Desire - 2,033
45. Yu Gi Oh 5DS GN Vol 4 - 1,934
46. Adventure Time TP Vol 1 - 1,880
48. Mind MGMT HC Vol 1 - 1,838
49. Bleach TP Vol 56 - 1,819
50. Walking Dead Compendium TP Vol 1 - 1,811
53. Angel & Faith TP Vol 3 - 1,787

The second Manhattan Projects collection and the collection of Happy are sandwiched by perennials Walking Dead and Saga at the top of the indie chart this month. It’s a very solid month for Image, with half of the top 20, the new Morning Glories book accompanying the many Walking Dead trades. Elsewhere, a good month for Dark Horse, with a collection of Sam Keith’s Aliens strip from Dark Horse Presents, the first Mind MGMT collection, a second appearance for the new Avatar book and new Conan and Angel trades. That just leaves IDW’s Star Trek prequel, in time for the film, and the ever-strong first Adventure Time collection.

300. Lord of the Jungle (Dynamite)

04/2012: -

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05/2012: Lord of the Jungle #4 - 8,829 (-5.2%)
05/2012: Lord of the Jungle Annual #1 - 5,874
06/2012: Lord of the Jungle #5 - 8,768 (-0.7%)
07/2012: Lord of the Jungle #6 - 8,169 (-6.8%)
08/2012: Lord of the Jungle #7 - 7,664 (-6.2%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Lord of the Jungle #8 - 7,092 (-7.5%)
11/2012: Lord of the Jungle #9 - 6,576 (-7.3%)
12/2012: Lord of the Jungle #10 - 6,259 (-4.8%)
01/2013: Lord of the Jungle #11 - 5,141 (-17.9%)
01/2013: Lord of the Jungle #12 - 5,016 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Lord of the Jungle #13 - 4,700 (-6.3%)
04/2013: Lord of the Jungle #14 - 4,369 (-7.0%)

Dwindling away into nothingness.

299. Mice Templar (Image)

04/2013: Mice Templar IV Legend #1 - 4,377

Mike Oeming & Bryan Glass’s anthropomorphic fantasy book returns to the chart for the first time in ages. I suspect this may be its last visit.

297. Bionic Man vs Bionic Woman (Dynamite)

01/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #1 - 6,753
02/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #2 - 5,390 (-20.2%)
03/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #3 - 4,743 (-12.0%)
04/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #4 - 4,474 (-5.7%)

Starting to smooth out, penultimate issue.

296. Legend o/t Shadowclan (Aspen)

02/2013: Legend o/t Shadowclan #1 - 33,246
03/2013: Legend o/t Shadowclan #2 - 5,287 (-84.1%)
04/2013: Legend o/t Shadowclan #3 - 4,546 (-14.0%)
294. Shrugged Vol 2 (Aspen) 

03/2013: Shrugged Vol 3 #1 - 30,657 
04/2013: Shrugged Vol 3 #2 - 4,567 (-85.1%)

Selling roughly the same, the first two of Aspen’s dollar first issue initiative aren’t really faring too well.

293. Hellraiser (Boom!) 

04/2012: Hellraiser #13 - 6,855

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05/2012: Hellraiser #14 - 6,707 (-2.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Hellraiser #15 - 6,704 (0%)
07/2012: Hellraiser #16 - 6,198 (-7.5%)
08/2012: Hellraiser #17 - 6,064 (-2.2%)
09/2012: Hellraiser #18 - 5,852 (-3.5%)
10/2012: Hellraiser #19 - 5,812 (-0.7%)
11/2012: Hellraiser #20 - 5,558 (-4.4%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Hellraiser Dark Watch #1 - 5,528 (-0.5%)
03/2013: Hellraiser Dark Watch #2 - 4,774 (-13.6%)
04/2013: Hellraiser Dark Watch #3 - 4,592 (-3.8%)

Settling down, but whether it’s at a sustainable level seems doubtful.

290, 295. Green Hornet (Dynamite)

04/2012: Green Hornet #24 - 6,751

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05/2012: Green Hornet #25 - 6,641 (-1.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Green Hornet #26 - 6,413 (-3.4%)
08/2012: Green Hornet #27 - 6,071 (-5.3%)
09/2012: Green Hornet #28 - 5,939 (-2.2%)
10/2012: Green Hornet #29 - 5,812 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Green Hornet #30 - 5,669 (-2.5%)
11/2012: Green Hornet #31 - 5,458 (-3.7%)
12/2012: Green Hornet #32 - 5,217 (-4.4%)
01/2013: Green Hornet #33 - 4,755 (-8.9%)
02-03/2013: -
04/2013: Green Hornet #34 - 4,705 (-1.0%)
04/2013: Green Hornet #35 - 4,564 (-3.0%)

Still dropping off, it becomes Green Hornet Legacy as of issue #37.

289. Darkness (Image)

04/2012: Darkness #102 - 5,963

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05/2012: Darkness #103 - 6,140 (+3.0%)
06/2012: Darkness #104 - 5,823 (-5.2%)
07/2012: Darkness #105 - 5,515 (-5.3%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Darkness #106 - 5,113 (-7.3%)
10/2012: Darkness #107 - 5,296 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Darkness #108 - 5,176 (-2.3%)
12/2012: Darkness #109 - 4,961 (-4.2%)
01/2013: Darkness #110 - 4,869 (-1.9%)
02/2013: Darkness #111 - 4,870 (0%)
04/2013: Darkness #112 - 4,725 (-3.0%)

This book is creating negative sales records every month.

288. Queen Sonja (Dynamite) 

04/2012: Queen Sonja #28 - 6,026

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05/2012: Queen Sonja #29 - 5,861 (-2.7%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Queen Sonja #30 - 5,688 (-3.0%)
08/2012: Queen Sonja #31 - 5,526 (-2.8%)
09/2012: Queen Sonja #32 - 5,454 (-1.3%)
10-11/2012: -
12/2012: Queen Sonja #33 - 5,269 (-3.4%)
01-02/2013: -
03/2013: Queen Sonja #34 - 4,807 (-8.8%)
04/2013: Queen Sonja #35 - 4,740 (-1.4%)

Fairly solid this month.

287. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

04/2012: Dark Horse Presents #11 - 7,118

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05/2012: Dark Horse Presents #12 - 7,281 (+2.3%)
06/2012: Dark Horse Presents #13 - 7,132 (-2.0%)
07/2012: Dark Horse Presents #14 - 6,448 (-9.6%)
08/2012: Dark Horse Presents #15 - 6,154 (-4.6%)
09/2012: Dark Horse Presents #16 - 5,765 (-6.3%)
10/2012: Dark Horse Presents #17 - 5,546 (-3.8%)
11/2012: Dark Horse Presents #18 - 5,400 (-2.6%)
12/2012: Dark Horse Presents #19 - 5,123 (-5.1%)
01/2013: Dark Horse Presents #20 - 4,949 (-3.4%)
02/2013: Dark Horse Presents #21 - 5,647 (+14.1%)
03/2013: Dark Horse Presents #22 - 4,966 (-12.1%)
04/2013: Dark Horse Presents #23 - 4,762 (-4.1%)

Freefalling a bit, even with the higher price point this has to be worrying for Dark Horse.

286. Archie (Archie)

04/2012: Archie #632 - 4,765

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05/2012: Archie #633 - ???? (???%)
06/2012: Archie #634 - 4,552 (???%)
07/2012: Archie #635 - 5,319 (+16.8%)
08/2012: Archie #636 - 5,559 (+4.3%)
09/2012: Archie #637 - ???? (???)
10/2012: Archie #638 - ???? (???)
11/2012: Archie #639 - ???? (???)
12/2013: -
01/2013: Archie #640 - ???? (???)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Archie #641 - 4,466 (???)
04/2013: Archie #642 - 4,812 (+7.7%)

The second part of the Glee crossover brings a small boost to sales.

285. The Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

04/2012: The Lone Ranger #4 - 6,071

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05/2012: The Lone Ranger #5 - 6,044 (-0.4%)
06/2012: The Lone Ranger #6 - 5,830 (-3.5%)
07/2012: The Lone Ranger #7 - 5,762 (-1.2%)
08/2012: The Lone Ranger #8 - 5,703 (-1.0%)
09/2012: The Lone Ranger #9 - 5,451 (-4.4%)
10/2012: The Lone Ranger #10 - 5,394 (-10.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: The Lone Ranger #11 - 5,216 (-3.3%)
01/2013: The Lone Ranger #12 - 5,059 (-3.0%)
02/2013: The Lone Ranger #13 - 4,910 (-2.9%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: The Lone Ranger #14 - 4,827 (-1.7%)

Looks like dynamite are trying to stick this one out until the movie arrives.

284. Skullkickers (Image) 

02/2013: Uncanny Skullkickers #1 - 7,271
03/2013: Savage Skullkickers #1 - 6,007 (-17.4%)
04/2013: Mighty Skullkickers #1 - 4,856 (-19.2%)

I don’t know what Skullkickers was selling before, but I can’t imagine it was a lot less than this month’s figures. Looks like this gimmick may be exhausted.

283. Doctor Who Classics (IDW)

03/2013: Doctor Who Classics #1 - 5,954
04/2013: Doctor Who Classics #2 - 4,900

Suspect they might be starting to stretch the definition of Classics slightly by this point, as they continue reprinting tales of the Seventh Doctor from the UK Doctor Who magazine.

281. GFT Jungle Book (Zenescope)

04/2012: GFT Jungle Book #2 - 6,157 (-40.4%)

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05/2012: GFT Jungle Book #3 - 6,054 (-1.7%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: GFT Jungle Book #4 - 7,311 (+20.8%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: GFT Jungle Book #5 - 6,763 (-7.5%)
10/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: - GFT Jungle Book Last o/t Species #1 - 7,090 (+4.6%)
04/2013: - GFT Jungle Book Last o/t Species #2 - 4,916 (-30.7%)

Not a great second issue drop, well below the last series.

280, 292. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

04/2012: Jennifer Blood #12 - 8,350

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05/2012: Jennifer Blood #13 - 7,997 (-4.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Jennifer Blood #14 - 7,889 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Jennifer Blood Annual #1 - 6,068 
08/2012: Jennifer Blood #15 - 7,491 (-5.0%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #16 - 7,208 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #17 - 6,942 (-3.7%)
10/2012: Jennifer Blood #18 - 6,620 (-4.6%)
11/2012: Jennifer Blood #19 - 6,421 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Jennifer Blood #20 - 5,933 (-7.6%)
01/2013: Jennifer Blood #21 - 5,459 (-8.0%)
02/2013: Jennifer Blood #22 - 5,331 (-2.3%)
02/2013: Jennifer Blood #23 - 5,126 (-3.8%)
03/2013: Jennifer Blood #24 - 4,879 (-4.8%)
04/2013: Jennifer Blood #25 - 4,918 (+0.8%)
04/2013: Jennifer Blood #26 - 4,657 (-5.3%)

The drops resume.

277. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

04/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #70 - 5,281

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05/2012: Bart Simpsons Pal Milhouse #1 - 7,862
05/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #71 - 5,418 (+2.6%)
06/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #72 - 5,552 (+2.5%)
07/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #73 - 5,502 (-0.9%)
08/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #74 - 5,472 (-0.5%)
09/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #75 - 5,348 (-0.5%)
10/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #76 - 5,495 (+2.7%)
11/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #77 - 5,470 (-0.5%)
12/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #78 - 5,376 (-1.7%)
01/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #79 - 5,199 (-3.3%)
02/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #80 - 5,235 (+0.7%)
03/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #81 - 5,235 (0%)
04/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #82 - 5,150 (-1.6%)

Stable.

274. Deathmatch (Boom!)

12/2012: Deathmatch #1 - 30,946 (35,760)
01/2013: Deathmatch #2 - 9,315 (-70.0%)
02/2013: Deathmatch #3 - 6,490 (-30.3%)
03/2013: Deathmatch #4 - 5,978 (-7.9%)
04/2013: Deathmatch #5 - 5,222 (-12.6%)

The drops are speeding back up. Shame, I rather like this series, I think it may have had its thunder stolen by the similar Avengers Arena.

273. Danger Club (Image)

04/2012: Danger Club #1 - 7,804
05/2012: Danger Club #2 - 7,210 (-7.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Danger Club #3 - 7,750 (+7.5%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Danger Club #4 - 5,877 (-24.1%)
11/2012-03/2013: -
04/2013: Danger Club #5 - 5,242 (-10.8%)

Back after a long hiatus, which hasn’t helped sales at all.

272. Dark Shadows Year One (Dynamite)

04/2013: Dark Shadows Year One #1 - 5,270

Scraping the bottom of this particular license.

271. Peanuts (Boom!)

04/2012: Peanuts #4 - 10,216

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05-07/2012: -
08/2012: Peanuts v2 #1 - 9,936 (-2.7%)
09/2012: Peanuts v2 #2 - 7,955 (-19.9%)
10/2012: Peanuts v2 #3 - 7,393 (-7.1%)
11/2012: Peanuts v2 #4 - 6,554 (-11.3%)
01/2013: Peanuts v2 #5 - 5,942 (-9.3%)
02/2013: Peanuts v2 #6 - 5,752 (-3.2%)
03/2013: Peanuts v2 #7 - 5,513 (-4.2%)
04/2013: Peanuts v2 #8 - 5,313 (-3.6%)

Sliding slowly downwards.

270. Fashion Beast (Avatar)

09/2012: Fashion Beast #1 - 12,831
10/2012: Fashion Beast #2 - 9,460 (-26.3%)
10/2012: Fashion Beast #3 - 7,569 (-20.0%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Fashion Beast #4 - 6,639 (-12.3%)
01/2013: Fashion Beast #5 - 6,081 (-8.4%)
02/2013: Fashion Beast #6 - 5,328 (-12.4%)
03/2013: Fashion Beast #7 - 5,435 (+2.0%)
04/2013: Fashion Beast #8 - 5,327 (-2.0%)

Pretty solid at the moment, but only a couple more issues to go.

268. Witch Doctor (Image)

11/2012: Witch Doctor Malpractice #1 - 8,802 (+38.8%)
12/2012: Witch Doctor Malpractice #2 - 6,673 (-24.2%)
01/2013: Witch Doctor Malpractice #3 - 5,776 (-13.4%)
02/2013: Witch Doctor Malpractice #4 - 5,552 (-3.9%)
03/2013: Witch Doctor Malpractice #5 - 5,481 (-1.3%)
04/2013: Witch Doctor Malpractice #6 - 5,440 (-0.7%)

Levelling out for the last issue.

267. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

04/2012: Red Sonja #65 - 6,732

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05/2012: Red Sonja #66 - 6,650 (-1.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Sonja #67 - 6,515 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Red Sonja #68 - 6,428 (-1.3%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Red Sonja #69 - 6,176 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Red Sonja #70 - 6,103 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Red Sonja #71 - 6,048 (-0.9%)
12/2012: Red Sonja #72 - 5,856 (-3.2%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Red Sonja #73 - 5,546 (-5.3%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Red Sonja #74 - 5,449 (-1.7%)

Fairly level ahead of the upcoming relaunch.

266. Mars Attacks (IDW)

06/2012: Mars Attacks #1 - 43,514
07/2012: Mars Attacks #2 - 10,744 (-75.3%)
08/2012: Mars Attacks #3 - 9,225 (-14.1%)
09/2012: Mars Attacks #4 - 8,194 (-11.2%)
10/2012: Mars Attacks Holidays One Shot - 5,723
11/2012: Mars Attacks #5 - 7,321 (-10.6%)
12/2012: Mars Attacks Popeye - 7,748 
12/2012: Mars Attacks #6 - 6,509 (-10.5%)
01/2013: Mars Attacks Transformers - 9,805 
01/2013: Mars Attacks Kiss - 8,946
01/2013: Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters - 8,695
01/2013: Mars Attacks Zombies vs Robots - 7,024
02/2013: Mars Attacks #7 - 5,943 (-8.7%)
03/2013: Mars Attacks #8 - 5,727 (-3.6%)
04/2013: Mars Attacks #9 - 5,481 (-4.3%)

Another licensed book that doesn’t seem to have much of an audience (see Kiss, and most of Dynamite’s line-up).

265. 68 (Sixty Eight) (Image)

12/2011: Jungle Jim One Shot - 4,627
04/2012: Scars #1 - 4,926

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05-07/2012: -
08/2012: Scars #2 - ???? (???)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Scars #3 - ???? (???)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Scars #4 - 4,260 (???)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Jungle Jim #1 - 5,488 (+28.8%)

A new mini focusing on the Jungle Jim character gives the series a bit of a boost.

263. TMNT Color Classics(IDW)

05/2012: TMNT Color Classics #1 - 10,732
06/2012: TMNT Color Classics #2 - 8,713 (-18.8%)
07/2012: TMNT Color Classics #3 - 7,900 (-9.3%)
08/2012: TMNT Color Classics Raphael - 8,379 (+6.1%)
09/2012: TMNT Color Classics #4 - 7,322 (-12.6%)
10/2012: TMNT Color Classics #5 - 7,090 (-3.2%)
11/2012: TMNT Color Classics #6 - 6,471 (-8.7%)
12/2012: TMNT Color Classics Micro Michelangelo - 6,456 (0%)
01/2013: TMNT Color Classics #7 - 5,944 (-7.9%)
02/2013: TMNT Color Classics #9 - 4,984 (-7.9%)
03/2013: TMNT Color Classics Micro Donatello - 6,000 (+20.4%)
04/2013: TMNT Color Classics Micro Leonardo - 5,615 (-6.4%)

Definite diminishing returns here.

261. Five Weapons (Image)

02/2013: Five Weapons #1 - 7,721 
03/2013: Five Weapons #2 - 6,196 (-19.7%)
04/2013: Five Weapons #3 - 5,655 (-8.7%)

Starting to smooth out, but this book should be doing so much better, it’s enormously good fun.

257. Call of Wonderland (Zenescope)

05/2012: Call of Wonderland #1 - 7,852
06/2012: Call of Wonderland #2 - 7,418 (-5.5%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Call of Wonderland #3 - 7,054 (-4.9%)
09/2012: Call of Wonderland #4 - 6,623 (-6.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Madness of Wonderland #1 - 6,150 (-7.1%)
03/2013: Madness of Wonderland #2 - 5,751 (-6.5%)
04/2013: Madness of Wonderland #3 - 5,825 (+1.3%)

On the lower side of the range for Zenescope, but still perfect fine sales.

255, 269. True Blood (IDW)

04/2012: -

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05/2012: True Blood Ongoing #1 - 10,615 (+19.1%)
06/2012: True Blood Ongoing #2 - 8,943 (-15.8%)
07/2012: True Blood Ongoing #3 - 8,449 (-5.5%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #4 - 7,932 (-6.1%)
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #5 - 7,480 (-5.7%)
10/2012: True Blood Ongoing #6 - 7,232 (-3.3%)
11/2012: True Blood Ongoing #7 - 6,849 (-5.3%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: True Blood Ongoing #8 - 6,251 (-8.7%)
02/2013: True Blood Ongoing #9 - 6,062 (-3.0%)
03/2013: True Blood Ongoing #10 - 5,758 (-5.0%)
04/2013: True Blood Ongoing #11 - 5,929 (+3.0%)
04/2013: True Blood Ongoing #12 - 5,372 (-9.4%)

A brief ray of hope, as sales slightly improve, immediately dashed by a second issue this month, dropping further down.

254. Dungeons and Dragons Cutter (IDW)

04/2012: D&D Eberron Annual 2012 #1 - 5,452

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05/2012: D&D Forgotten Realms #1 - 9,005 (+19.4%)
06/2012: D&D Forgotten Realms #2 - 7,225 (-19.8%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: D&D Forgotten Realms #3 - ???? (???)
09/2012: -
10/2012: D&D Forgotten Realms #4 - 5,737 (???)
11/2012: D&D Forgotten Realms #5 - 5,270 (-8.4%)
12/2012-03/2013: -
04/2013: D&D Cutter #1 - 5,986 (+13.6%)

A small increase for this new series, but likely to drop below the last series with the next issue.

253. Last of Us (Dark Horse)

04/2013: Last Of Us American Dreams #1 - 6,032

I think this has been horribly under-ordered, while the game (which stars Ellen Page) isn’t massively well known yet (it’s not out till summer), it’s very likely to be big, and these issues will be pretty sought after then. It’s also very good, written and drawn by the talented Faith Erin Hicks. It’s had a second print, too.

252. Vampirella (Dynamite)

04/2012: Vampirella #16 - 9,012

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05/2012: Vampirella #17 - 8,873 (-1.5%)
06/2012: Vampirella #18 - 9,144 (+3.1%)
07/2012: Vampirella #19 - 8,944 (-2.2%)
08/2012: Vampirella #20 - 8,884 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Vampirella #21 - 8,594 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Vampirella Annual #2 - 5,870 (-14.1%)
09/2012: Vampirella #22 - 8,027 (-6.6%)
09/2012: Vampirella #23 - 7,790 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella #24 - 7,566 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella Vs Fluffy One Shot - 5,533
11/2012: -
12/2012: Vampirella #25 - 7,293 (-3.6%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Vampirella #26 - 6,946 (-4.8%)
03/2013: Vampirella #27 - 6,563 (-5.5%)
04/2013: Vampirella #28 - 6,118 (-6.8%)

Dropping fast, 1,000 copies lost over the last 3 issues.

249. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

04/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #72 - 6,590

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05/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #73 - 6,757 (+2.5%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #74 - 6,988 (+3.4%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 - 6,136
07/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #75 - 11,108 (+59.0%)
08/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #76 - 6,919 (-37.7%)
09/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #77 - 6,847 (-1.0%)
10/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #78 - 6,888 (+0.6%)
11/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #79 - 6,653 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #80 - 6,508 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #81 - 6,150 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #82 - 6,483 (+5.4%)
03/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #83 - 6,221 (-4.0%)
04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #84 - 6,284 (+1.0%)

Pretty stable, heading into the Unleashed crossover with the next issue.

247. Great Pacific (Image)

11/2012: Great Pacific #1 - 15,143
12/2012: Great Pacific #2 - 11,740 (-22.5%)
12/2012: Great Pacific #3 - 9,608 (-18.2%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: Great Pacific #4 - 8,102 (-15.7%)
03/2013: Great Pacific #5 - 6,709 (-17.2%)
04/2013: Great Pacific #6 - 6,326 (-5.7%)

Finally starting to smooth out, another great book that’s somewhat underperforming.

strong>245. Evil Ernie (Dynamite)

10/2012: Evil Ernie #1 - 13,769
11/2012: Evil Ernie #2 - 9,633 (-30.0%)
12/2012: Evil Ernie #3 - 7,832 (-18.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Evil Ernie #4 - 6,578 (-16.0%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Evil Ernie #5 - 6,421 (-2.4%)

Also smoothing out, probably at about the level you’d expect for this sort of book.

243. Wonderland (Zenescope)

07/2012: Wonderland #1 - 16,909 
07/2012: Wonderland Annual 2012 - 6,199
08/2012: -
09/2012: Wonderland #2 - 10,299 (-39.1%)
09/2012: Wonderland #3 - 7,829 (-24.0%)
10/2012: Wonderland #4 - 7,849 (+0.2%)
11/2012: Wonderland #5 - 7,590 (-3.3%)
12/2012: Wonderland #6 - 7,242 (-4.6%)
01/2013: Wonderland #7 - 6,779 (-6.4%)
02/2013: Wonderland #8 - 6,707 (-1.1%)
03/2013: Wonderland #9 - 6,563 (-2.1%)
04/2013: Wonderland #10 - 6,644 (+1.2%)

A slight uptick this month, pretty solid overall.

242. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

08/2012: Pathfinder #1 - 14,277
09/2012: -
10/2012: Pathfinder #2 - 9,362 (-34.4%)
11/2012: Pathfinder #3 - 8,680 (-7.3%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Pathfinder #4 - 7,502 (-13.6%)
02/2013: Pathfinder #5 - 7,159 (-4.6%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Pathfinder #6 - 6,663 (-6.9%)

Not looking too good as the drops get bigger again.

238. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

04/2012: Simpsons Comics #189 - 6,754

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05/2012: Simpsons Comics #190 - 6,779 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Simpsons Comics #191 - 7,063 (+4.2%)
06/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #15 - 4,953 (+10.5%)
07/2012: Simpsons Comics #192 - 6,917 (-2.1%)
08/2012: L'il Homer #1 - 8,200
08/2012: Simpsons Comics #193 - 7,005 (+1.3%)
09/2012: Simpsons Comics #194 - 6,861 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Maggie #1 - 7,785
10/2012: Simpsons Comics #195 - 6,991 (+1.9%)
11/2012: Simpsons Comics #196 - 6,902 (-1.3%)
12/2012: Simpsons Comics #197 - 6,779 (-1.8%)
12/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #16 - 4,739 (-4.3%)
01/2013: Simpsons Comics #198 - 6,593 (-2.7%)
02/2013: Simpsons Comics #199 - 6,720 (+1.9%)
02/2013: Professor Frink #1 - 6,395
03/2013: Simpsons Comics #200 - 9,820 (+46.1%)
04/2013: Simpsons Comics #201 - 6,844 (-30.3%)

Dropping right back to its usual level after last month’s big 200.

237. Vampirella Strikes (Dynamite)

12/2012: Vampirella Strikes #1 - 14,862
01/2013: -
02/2013: Vampirella Strikes #2 - 7,972 (-46.4%)
03/2013: Vampirella Strikes #3 - 7,461 (-6.4%)
04/2013: Vampirella Strikes #4 - 6,893 (-7.6%)

Two more issues to go, as it draws closer to the parent title’s sales.

236. Godzilla (IDW)

04/2012: -

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05/2012: Godzilla #1 - 11,994 (+41.0%)
06/2012: Godzilla #2 - 9,753 (-18.7%)
07/2012: Godzilla #3 - 9,281 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Godzilla #4 - 8,767 (-5.5%)
09/2012: Godzilla #5 - 8,597 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Godzilla #6 - 8,129 (-5.2%)
11/2012: Godzilla #7 - 7,688 (-5.4%)
01/2013: Godzilla #8 - 7,623 (-0.8%)
01/2013: Godzilla #9 - 7,194 (-5.6%)
02/2013: Godzilla #10 - 6,992 (-2.8%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Godzilla #11 - 6,905 (-1.2%)

Ending with the thirteenth issue, and relaunching again. There’s a movie next year, so I guess they’re trying to keep it ticking over until then.

235. Spongebob Comics (United Plankton)

04/2012: Spongebob Comics #8 - 7,907

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05/2012: -
06/2012: Spongebob Comics #9 - 7,981 (+0.9%)
07/2012: Spongebob Comics #10 - 8,092 (+1.4%)
08/2012: Spongebob Comics #11 - 7,972 (-1.5%)
09/2012: Spongebob Comics #12 - 7,767 (-2.6%)
10/2012: Spongebob Comics #13 - 7,866 (+1.3%)
11/2012: Spongebob Comics #14 - 7,629 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Spongebob Comics #15 - 7,196 (-5.7%)
01/2013: Spongebob Comics #16 - 7,023 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Spongebob Comics #17 - 6,923 (-1.4%)
03/2013: Spongebob Comics #18 - 7,005 (+1.2%)
04/2013: Spongebob Comics #19 - 6,940 (-0.9%)

Pretty stable around the 7,000 mark at the moment.

233. GFT Unleashed Vampires Eternal (Zenescope)

04/2013: GFT Unleashed Vampires Eternal #1 - 7,009

A three issue mini, tying in to Zenescope’s Unleashed cross-over, more of which to come higher up the chart. Good numbers for this sort of thing.

232. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

04/2012: -

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05/2012: Dejah Thoris #12 - 9,620 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dejah Thoris #13 - 9,194 (-4.4%)
08/2012: Dejah Thoris #14 - 9,637 (+4.8%)
09/2012: Dejah Thoris #15 - 9,345 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #16 - 9,186 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #17 - 9,186 (0%)
11/2012: Dejah Thoris #18 - 8,967 (-2.4%)
12/2012: Dejah Thoris #19 - 8,538 (-4.8%)
12/2012: Dejah Thoris #20 - 7,555 (-11.5%)
01/2013: Dejah Thoris #21 - 6,998 (-7.4%)
02/2013: Dejah Thoris #22 - 7,059 (+0.9%)
03/2013: Dejah Thoris #23 - 6,697 (-5.1%)
04/2013: Dejah Thoris #24 - 7,059 (+5.4%)

No that isn’t a mistake, sales really have gone back up to exactly the same as the issue before last.

230. Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth (Image)

01/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1 - 7,879
02/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2 - 6,177 (-21.6%)
03/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3 - 7,140 (+15.6%)
04/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4 - 7,113 (-0.4%)

Very solid for its last issue.

228, 241. Kiss (IDW)

06/2012: Kiss #1 - 20,518
07/2012: Kiss #2 - 13,428 (-34.6%)
08/2012: Kiss #3 - 11,941 (-11.1%)
09/2012: Kiss #4 - 10,288 (-13.8%)
10/2012: Kiss #5 - 9,490 (-7.8%)
11/2012: Kiss #6 - 7,866 (-17.1%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Kiss #7 - 7,539 (-4.2%)
02/2013: Kiss #8 - 6,948 (-7.8%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Kiss Solo #1 The Demon - 7,177 (+3.3%)
04/2013: Kiss Solo #2 The Starchild - 6,676 (-7.0%)

Dropping below the series level despite the special issues. There’s a Kiss Kids comic coming next…

227, 262. Witchblade (Image)

04/2012: Witchblade #155 - 8,861

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05/2012: Witchblade #156 - 8,835 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Witchblade #157 - 8,714 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Witchblade #158 - 8,556 (-1.8%)
08/2012: Witchblade #159 - 8,598 (+0.5%)
09/2012: Witchblade #160 - 8,202 (-4.6%)
10/2012: Witchblade #161 - 8,985 (+9.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Witchblade #162 - 8,098 (-9.9%)
01/2013: Witchblade #163 - 7,655 (-5.5%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Witchblade #164 - 7,670 (+0.2%)
04/2013: Witchblade #165 - 7,262 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Witchblade Day o/t Outlaw - 5,636

The regular series needs a serious boost, with a one-shot special doing reasonable numbers comparatively.

225. Polarity (Boom!)

04/2013: Polarity #1 - 7,459

A rarity, a comic written by a rock star (Say Anything’s Max Bemis), that’s actually very good. It seems to be doing fairly well, with a second print.

224. Clone (Image)

11/2012: Clone #1 - 23,292
12/2012: Clone #2 - 11,144 (-52.2%)
01/2013: Clone #3 - 10,525 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Clone #4 - 8,589 (-18.4%)
03/2013: Clone #5 - 8,076 (-6.0%)
04/2013: Clone #6 - 7,460 (-7.6%)

Dropping off pretty badly now.

223. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

04/2012: Real American Hero #177 - 8,815

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05/2012: Real American Hero #178 - 8,804 (-0.1%)
06/2012: Real American Hero #179 - 8,763 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Real American Hero #180 - 8,845 (+0.9%)
08/2012: Real American Hero #181 - 8,525 (-3.6%)
09/2012: Real American Hero #182 - 8,239 (-3.4%)
10/2012: Real American Hero #183 - 8,174 (-0.8%)
11/2012: Real American Hero #184 - 7,962 (-2.6%)
12/2012: Real American Hero #185 - 7,777 (-2.3%)
01/2013: Real American Hero #186 - 7,544 (-3.0%)
02/2013: Real American Hero #187 - 7,489 (-0.7%)
03/2013: Real American Hero #188 - 7,393 (-1.3%)
04/2013: Real American Hero #189 - 7,496 (+1.4%)

Pretty solid.

222, 231. GFT Unleashed (Zenescope)

04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed #0 - 7,103 (-4.0%)
04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed #1 - 7,497

Zenescope’s big summer crossover, bringing the horror staples of vampires, werewolves and zombies into the Grimm universe.

221. X (Dark Horse)

04/2013: X #0 - 7,502

A reprint of the stories from Dark Horse Presents prequels a new mini-series.

220. Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars (Dynamite)

04/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #1 - 9,944

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05/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #2 - 8,649 (-13.0%)
06/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #3 - 8,072 (-6.7%)
07/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #4 - 7,763 (-3.8%)
08/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #1 - 8,932 (+15.1%)
03/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #2 - 7,917 (-11.4%)
04/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #3 - 7,516 (-5.1%)

Levelling out to around the same level as the last series, fairly decent by Dynamite standards.

219. Rachel Rising (Abstract) 

04/2012: Rachel Rising #7 - 8,210

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05/2012: Rachel Rising #8 - 8,103 (-1.3%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Rachel Rising #9 - 8,194 (+1.1%)
08/2012: Rachel Rising #10 - 8,330 (+1.7%)
09/2012: Rachel Rising #11 - 7,915 (-5.0%)
10/2012: Rachel Rising #12 - 7,987 (+0.9%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Rachel Rising #13 - 7,782 (-2.6%)
01/2013: Rachel Rising #14 - ???? (???)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Rachel Rising #15 - 7,612 (???)
04/2013: Rachel Rising #16 - 7,608 (-0.1%)

Solid, as movie rumours force prices up on the early issues.

218. Black Beetle (Dark Horse)

01/2013: Black Beetle #1 - 6,993
02/2013: Black Beetle #2 - 6,747 (-3.5%)
03/2013: Black Beetle #3 - 7,650 (+13.4%)

Good word of mouth give sales a very good boost this month.

216. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

04/2012: Crossed Badlands #4 - 9,049

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05/2012: Crossed Badlands #5 - 9,746 (+7.7%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #6 - 9,285 (-5.0%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #7 - 9,875 (+6.4%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #8 - 9,552 (-3.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #9 - 9,520 (-0.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #10 - 9,205 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #11 - 9,215 (+0.1%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #12 - 8,900 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Crossed Badlands #13 - 8,882 (-0.2%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #15 - 8,629 (-2.8%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #16 - 8,395 (-2.7%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #17 - 8,319 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #18 - 8,150 (-2.0%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #19 - 8,655 (+6.2%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #20 - 8,461 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #21 - 7,794 (-7.9%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #22 - 7,589 (-2.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands Annual 2013 - 7,613
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #23 - 7,543 (-0.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #24 - 7,279 (-3.5%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #25 - 12,022 (+65.2%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #26 - 8,326 (-30.7%)
04/2013: Crossed Badlands #27 - 7,930 (-4.8%)

The second issue this month runs a little late, missing the chart, as the Ennis storyline drops back down to near regular sales.

215. Mind The Gap (Image)

05/2012: Mind The Gap #1 - 20,038
06/2012: Mind The Gap #2 - 14,218 (-29.0%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Mind The Gap #3 - 11,168 (-21.4%)
09/2012: Mind The Gap #4 - 11,568 (+3.6%)
09/2012: Mind The Gap #5 - 10,791 (-6.7%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Mind The Gap #6 - 9,485 (-12.1%)
01/2013: Mind The Gap #7 - 8,784 (-7.4%)
02/2013: Mind The Gap #8 - 8,245 (-6.1%)
04/2013: Mind The Gap #9 - 8,074 (-2.1%)

Finally starting to smooth out, and at a reasonable level.

213. Bravest Warriors (Boom!)

10/2012: Bravest Warriors #1 - 14,866
11/2012: Bravest Warriors #2 - 12,900 (-13.2%)
12/2012: Bravest Warriors #3 - 10,229 (-20.7%)
01/2013: Bravest Warriors #4 - 9,451 (-7.6%)
02/2013: Bravest Warriors #5 - 8,652 (-8.5%)
03/2013: Bravest Warriors #6 - 8,550 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Bravest Warriors #7 - 8,311 (-2.8%)

This seems to be becoming relatively stable now.

212. Ghostbusters (IDW)

04/2012: Ghostbusters #8 - 8,297

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05/2012: Ghostbusters #9 - 9,133 (+10.1%)
06/2012: Ghostbusters #10 - 8,207 (-10.1%)
07/2012: Ghostbusters #11 - 7,809 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Ghostbusters #12 - 7,567 (-3.1%)
09/2012: Ghostbusters #13 - 7,435 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Ghostbusters #14 - 7,137 (-4.0%)
11/2012: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,938 (-2.8%)
12/2012: Ghostbusters #16 - 6,813 (-2.4%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Ghostbusters #1 - 14,442 (+112.0%)
03/2013: Ghostbusters #2 - 8,910 (-38.3%)
04/2013: Ghostbusters #3 - 8,351 (-6.3%)

The relaunch is starting to approach the sales of the previous series.

211. Miniature Jesus (Image)

04/2013: Miniature Jesus #1 - 8,363

Ted McKeever’s new book gets the Image #1 boost, selling way above either of his last Image series.

210. Colonized (IDW)

04/2013: Colonized #1 - 8,521

Zombies vs Aliens! Not bad sales, really. Nice Dave Sim covers as well.

209. House of Gold & Bones (Dark Horse )

04/2013: House Of Gold & Bones #1 - 8,635

Another rock-star written book that has been under-ordered, this time from Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stonesour fame.

208. Transformers Spotlight (IDW)

12/2012: Spotlight Orion Pax - 9,109
01/2013: Spotlight Thundercracker - 8,327 (-8.6%)
02/2013: Spotlight Megatron - 10,356 (+24.4%)
03/2013: Spotlight Bumblebee - 9,098 (-12.1%)
03/2013: Transformers Fall of Cybertron #1 - 8,092
04/2013: Spotlight Trailcutter - 8,690 (-4.5%)

Another random Spotlight book. I know very little about Transformers, so can’t comment on the popularity of individual characters.

207. GI Joe Special Missions (IDW)

04/2012: Snake Eyes #12 - 8,164

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05/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13 - 8,567 (+4.7%)
06/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14 - 8,104 (-5.4%)
07/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15 - 7,890 (-2.6%)
08/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16 - 7,632 (-3.3%)
09/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17 - 7,391 (-3.2%)
10/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #18 - 7,151 (-3.2%)
11/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #19 - 6,846 (-4.3%)
12/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 - 6,663 (-2.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21 - 6,659 (-0.1%)
03/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #1 - 13,104 (+97.8%)
04/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #2 - 8,818 (-32.7%)

A big drop, but still above the last series. Whether that will last is another matter entirely.

206. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

10/2012: Robyn Hood #1 - 11,330
10/2012: Robyn Hood #2 - 6,963 (-38.5%)
11/2012: Robyn Hood #3 - 6,742 (-3.2%)
12/2012: Robyn Hood #4 - 7,136 (+5.8%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: Robyn Hood #5 - 6,901 (-3.3%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood #1 - 8,883

A one-shot bringing together the two ‘Hoods in the Zenescope Universe, in preparation for the new Robyn Hood series. Pretty good sales, really.

205. Godzilla Half-Century War (IDW)

08/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #1 - 11,010
09/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #2 - 9,454 (-14.1%)
10/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #3 - 9,710 (+2.7%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #4 - 9,090 (-6.4%)
01-03/2013: -
04/2013: Godzilla Half Century War #5 - 8,884 (-2.3%)

The last issue of the popular series finally arrives, and it’s still pretty solid.

204. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

04/2012: Sonic #235 - 8,816

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05/2012: Sonic #236 - 8,864 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Sonic #237 - 8,586 (-3.1%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Sonic #238 - 8,976 (+4.5%)
08/2012: Sonic #239 - 9,226 (+2.8%)
08/2012: Sonic #240 - 10,101 (+9.5%)
10/2012: Sonic #241 - 10,168 (+0.7%)
10/2012: Sonic #242 - 8,695 (-14.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Sonic #243 - 8,760 (+0.7%)
01/2013: Sonic #244 - 8,716 (-0.5%)
02/2013: Sonic #245 - 8,490 (-2.6%)
03/2013: Sonic #246 - 8,511 (+0.2%)
04/2013: Sonic #247 - 9,003 (+5.8%)

A small boost, as it heads into the When Universes Collide crossover with Mega-Man.

203. Judge Dredd Year One (IDW)

03/2013: Judge Dredd Year One #1 - 13,013
04/2013: Judge Dredd Year One #2 - 9,069 (-30.3%)

A rather hefty drop, but overall not too bad saleswise.

202. Rocketeer Cargo of Doom (IDW)

04/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 - 11,734

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05/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3 - 10,942 (-6.7%)
06/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #4 - 10,676 (-2.4%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1 - 14,758
09/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #2 - 11,087 (-24.9%)
10/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #3 - 10,857 (-2.1%)
11/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #4 - 10,699 (-1.5%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1 - 12,488 (+16.7%)
03/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #2 - 9,907 (-20.7%)
04/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #3 - 9,212 (-7.0%)

This new series hasn’t stablized as well as the last, but still not bad sales.

201. Snapshot (Image) 

02/2013: Snapshot #1 - 13,337
03/2013: Snapshot #2 - 10,742 (-19.5%)
04/2013: Snapshot #3 - 9,310 (-13.3%)

Not smoothing out very well, but since this is essentially a reprint series these are still relatively healthy sales.

198. Mara (Image)

12/2012: Mara #1 - 18,164
01/2013: Mara #2 - 11,397 (-37.3%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Mara #3 - 10,570 (-7.3%)
04/2013: Mara #4 - 9,600 (-9.2%)
196, 226. The Massive (Dark Horse)

06/2012: Massive #1 - 22,173
07/2012: Massive #2 - 16,600 (-25.1%)
08/2012: Massive #3 - 15,310 (-7.8%)
09/2012: Massive #4 - 13,427 (-12.3%)
10/2012: Massive #5 - 12,698 (-5.4%)
11/2012: Massive #6 - 11,455 (-9.8%)
12/2012: Massive #7 - 10,854 (-5.2%)
01/2013: Massive #8 - 10,206 (-6.0%)
02/2013: Massive #9 - 9,936 (-2.6%)
03/2013: Massive #10 - 9,795 (-1.4%)
04/2013: Massive #11 - 9,661 (-1.4%)
04/2013: 1 For $1 Massive #1 - 7,398 (-1.4%)

Brian Wood’s two creator owned books aren’t doing quite as well as his work for Star Wars or Marvel, but I suspect he’ll be earning more from these two books in the long run. The dollar reprint of Massive #1 does very well, probably being used as a taster for the trade by many retailers.

199. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW)

07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #81 - 15,973
07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One 100 pg Special - 4,407
08/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #82 - 12,328 (-22.8%)
09/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #83 - 11,289 (-8.4%)
10/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #84 - 10,995 (-2.6%)
11/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #85 - 10,568 (-3.9%)
12/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #86 - 10,037 (-5.0%)
01/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #87 - 9,861 (-1.8%)
02/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #88 - 9,782 (-0.8%)
03/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #89 - 9,623 (-1.6%)
04/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #90 - 9,478 (-1.5%)
197. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

04/2012: More Than Meets Eye #4 - 12,053 (0%)

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05/2012: More Than Meets Eye #5 - 11,602 (-3.7%)
06/2012: More Than Meets Eye #6 - 11,263 (-2.9%)
07/2012: More Than Meets Eye #7 - 11,112 (-1.3%)
08/2012: More Than Meets Eye #8 - 10,971 (-1.3%)
09/2012: More Than Meets Eye #9 - 10,706 (-2.4%)
09/2012: More Than Meets Eye Annual 2012 - 9,443
10/2012: More Than Meets Eye #10 - 10,567 (-1.3%)
11/2012: More Than Meets Eye #11 - 10,398 (-1.6%)
12/2012: More Than Meets Eye #12 - 10,076 (-3.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: More Than Meets Eye #13 - 10,051 (-0.2%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #14 - 9,942 (-1.1%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #15 - 9,768 (-1.8%)
04/2013: More Than Meets Eye #16 - 9,637 (-1.3%)
195. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

04/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #4 - 11,896 (-0.4%)

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05/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #5 - 11,506 (-3.3%)
06/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #6 - 11,443 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #7 - 11,229 (-1.9%)
08/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #8 - 10,940 (-2.6%)
09/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #9 - 10,829 (-1.0%)
09/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Annual 2012 - 8,810 
10/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #10 - 10,684 (-1.3%)
11/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #11 - 10,285 (-3.7%)
12/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #12 - 10,161 (-1.2%)
01/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #13 - 9,935 (-2.2%)
02/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #14 - 9,874 (-0.6%)
03/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #15 - 9,707 (-1.7%)
04/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #16 - 9,700 (-0.1%)

All of the Transformers books are pretty stable this month, if in very mild decline.

194. Magic The Gathering (IDW)

04/2012: -

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05/2012: Magic The Gathering #4 - 18,779 (-6.5%)
06/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #1 - 15,726 (-16.3%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #2 - 14,007 (-10.9%)
09/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #3 - 12,717 (17,427)(-9.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #4 - 12,329 (-3.1%)
12/2012: MTG Path of Vengeance #1 - 11,412 (-7.4%)
01/2013: MTG Path of Vengeance #2 - 11,002 (-3.6%)
02/2013: MTG Path of Vengeance #3 - 10,093 (-8.3%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: MTG Path of Vengeance #4 - 9,734 (-3.6%)

This is the last MTG book from IDW for the moment.

192. Sonic Universe (Archie)

04/2009: Sonic Universe #3 - 6,475
04/2010: Sonic Universe #15 - 6,488
04/2011: Sonic Universe #27 - 6,636
04/2012: Sonic Universe #39 - 6,860

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05/2012: Sonic Universe #40 - 7,077 (+3.2%)
06/2012: Sonic Universe #41 - 7,197 (+1.7%)
07/2012: Sonic Universe #42 - 8,061 (+12.0%)
08/2012: Sonic Universe #43 - 6,901 (-16.8%)
09/2012: Sonic Universe #44 - 6,860 (-0.6%)
10/2012: Sonic Universe #45 - 7,109 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Sonic Universe #46 - 7,038 (-1.0%)
12/2012: Sonic Universe #47 - 6,837 (-1.0%)
01/2013: Sonic Universe #48 - 6,791 (-0.7%)
02/2013: Sonic Universe #49 - 6,682 (-1.6%)
03/2013: Sonic Universe #50 - 7,359 (+10.1%)
04/2013: Sonic Universe #51 - 9,912 (+34.7%)

Getting a huge boost from the Universes Collide crossover.

191, 256. Mind MGMT (Dark Horse)

05/2012: Mind MGMT #1 - 7,537
06/2012: Mind MGMT #2 - 5,566 (-26.2%)
08/2012: Mind MGMT #3 - 5,579 (+0.2%)
08/2012: Mind MGMT #4 - ???? (???%)
09/2012: Mind MGMT #5 - 5,017 (???%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Mind MGMT #0 - 5,526 (+10.1%)
12/2012: Mind MGMT #6 - ???? (???)
01/2013: Mind MGMT #7 - 4,766 (???)
02/2013: Mind MGMT #8 - 5,268 (+10.5%)
03/2013: Mind MGMT #9 - 5,803 (+10.2%)
04/2013: 1 For $1 Mind MGMT #1 - 9,926
04/2013: Mind MGMT #10 - 5,842 (+0.7%)

Still increasing, and the dollar reprint of the first issue sells almost twice what the regular series does.

190. Sledgehammer '44 (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Sledgehammer '44 #1 - 13,446
04/2013: Sledgehammer '44 #2 - 10,049 (-25.3%)

An average second issue drop, I’d imagine we’ll see more of this character.

189. Helheim (Oni)

03/2013: Helheim #1 - 11,877
04/2013: Helheim #2 - 10,256 (-13.6%)

A pretty decent drop here, good word of mouth helping out.

188. GI Joe (IDW)

04/2008: America’s Elite #34 (Devil’s Due) - 16,049
04/2009: GI Joe #4 - 22,735
04/2010: GI Joe #17 – 13,129
04/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #0 - 12,353
04/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #12 - 9,270

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05/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #13 - 9,391 (+1.3%)
06/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #14 - 8,921 (-5.0%)
07/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #15 - 8,667 (-2.8%)
08/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #16 - 8,348 (-3.7%)
09/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #17 - 8,138 (-2.5%)
10/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #18 - 7,916 (-2.7%)
11/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #19 - 7,736 (-2.3%)
12/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #20 - 7,575 (-2.1%)
01/2013: GI Joe Vol 2 #21 - 7,445 (-1.7%)
02/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #1 -17,553 (+135.8%)
03/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #2 -10,979 (-37.5%)
04/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #3 -10,372 (-5.5%)

Smoothing out a couple of thousand above the last series.

187. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

04/2010: Doctor Who #10 - 6,784
04/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #4 - 7,477
04/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #16 - 6,973

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05-08/2012: -
09/2012: Doctor Who Annual 2012 - 6,722 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1 - 18,083 (+169.0%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #2 - 10,824 (-40.1%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #3 - 11,144 (+3.0%)
01/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #4 - 10,865 (-2.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #5 - 10,271 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #6 - 10,579 (+3.0%)
03/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #7 - 10,307 (-2.6%)
04/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #8 - 10,414 (+1.0%)

Very solid this month.

186. BPRD (Dark Horse)

04/2009: Black Goddess #4 - 14,543
04/2010: King of Fear #4 - 12,480
04/2011: Dead Remembered #1 - 12,825
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #2 - 10,477

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05/2012: Hell on Earth: Transformation of JH O'Donnell - 12,261 (+17.0%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #1 - 11,395 (-7.1%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2 - 10,771 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #3 - 11,625 (+7.9%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #1 - 11,212 (+4.1%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #2 - 10,484 (-6.5%)
08/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #1 - 11,983 (+14.3%)
09/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #2 - 10,271 (-14.3%)
10/2012: Hell on Earth #100 Return o/t Master #3 - 10,475 (+2.0%)
11/2012: Hell on Earth #101 Return o/t Master #4 - 11,208 (+7.0%)
12/2012: Hell on Earth #102 Return o/t Master #5 - 10,169 (-9.3%)
01/2013: Hell on Earth #103 Abyss Time #1 - 10,437 (+2.6%)
02/2013: Hell on Earth #104 Abyss Time #2 - 10,172 (-2.5%)
03/2013: Hell on Earth #105 Cold Day in Hell - 10,772 (+5.9%)
04/2013: Hell on Earth #106 Cold Day in Hell - 10,419 (-3.3%)

Fairly standard for BPRD sales, right around the middle of the normal range.

184. Locke & Key (IDW)

04/2008: Locke & Key #3 - 7,505
04/2009: Head Games #4 - 9,302
04/2011: Keys to the Kingdom #6 - 6,769
04/2012: -

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05/2012: Clockworks #6 - 8,436 (+1.2%)
08/2012: Grindhouse One-shot - 11,094 (+31.5%)
11/2012: Omega #1 - 14,246 (+28.4%)
12/2012: Omega #2 - 10,244 (-28.1%)
01/2013: 
02/2013: Omega #3 - 10,130 (-1.1%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Omega #4 - 10,466 (+3.3%)

A nice increase as it heads to the climax, with a two-issue series, Alpha, to finish off the series.

182. Lost Vegas (Image)

03/2013: Lost Vegas #1 - 15,273
04/2013: Lost Vegas #2 - 10,608 (-30.5%)

A hefty drop, on the high side, but still not too bad sales overall.

181. Judge Dredd (IDW)

11/2012: Judge Dredd #1 - 32,266
12/2012: Judge Dredd #2 - 13,995 (-56.6%)
01/2013: Judge Dredd #3 - 12,151 (-13.2%)
02/2013: Judge Dredd #4 - 11,512 (-5.3%)
03/2013: Judge Dredd #5 - 11,447 (-5.6%)
04/2013: Judge Dredd #6 - 10,670 (-6.8%)

Not stabilizing as quickly as you would imagine IDW would like.

178. Uber (Avatar)

04/2013: Uber #0 - 10,849
177. BPRD Vampire (Dark Horse)

04/2008: 1946 #4 (of 5)

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10/2012: 1948 #1 - 12,653 (-9.5%)
11/2012: 1948 #2 - 10,722 (-15.3%)
12/2012: 1948 #3 - 10,452 (-2.5%)
01/2013: 1948 #4 - 10,305 (-1.4%)
02/2013: 1948 #5 - 10,172 (-1.3%)
03/2013: Vampire #1 - 12,474 (+22.6%)
04/2013: Vampire #2 - 11,072 (-11.2%)

A good second issue drop, on the high side of their usual sales.

176, 179. The Shadow (Dynamite)

04/2012: The Shadow #1 - 45,548

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05/2012: The Shadow #2 - 21,982 (-51.7%)
06/2012: The Shadow #3 - 19,554 (-11.0%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: The Shadow #4 - 19,063 (-2.5%)
09/2012: The Shadow #5 - 17,284 (-9.3%)
09/2012: The Shadow Annual #1 - 11,437 
10/2012: The Shadow #6 - 16,362 (-5.3%)
11/2012: The Shadow #7 - 14,884 (-9.0%)
11/2012: The Shadow #8 - 13,778 (-7.4%)
12/2012: The Shadow Special #1 - 9,536 
01/2013: The Shadow #9 - 12,010 (-12.8%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: The Shadow #10 - 11,682 (-2.7%)
04/2013: The Shadow #11 - 11,119 (-4.8%)
04/2013: The Shadow #12 - 10,815 (-2.7%)

Two issues this month, a slightly faster slide than it should have a year into the book.

175. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

08/2012: Archer & Armstrong #1 - 23,464
09/2012: Archer & Armstrong #2 - 14,539 (-38.0%)
10/2012: Archer & Armstrong #3 - 14,715 (+1.2%)
11/2012: Archer & Armstrong #4 - 13,478 (-8.4%)
12/2012: Archer & Armstrong #5 - 14,544 (+7.9%)
01/2013: Archer & Armstrong #6 - 12,642 (-13.1%)
02/2013: Archer & Armstrong #7 - 11,494 (-9.1%)
03/2013: Archer & Armstrong #8 - 11,072 (-3.7%)
04/2013: Archer & Armstrong #9 - 11,125 (+0.5%)

Maybe settling down, but it’s quite hard to tell with Valiant, their books are very up and down.

174. Mega Man (Archie) 

04/2012: Mega Man #12 - 6,006

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05/2012: Mega Man #13 - 6,273 (+4.4%)
06/2012: Mega Man #14 - 5,906 (-5.9%)
07/2012: Mega Man #15 - 5,934 (+0.5%)
08/2012: Mega Man #16 - 6,044 (+1.9%)
09/2012: Mega Man #17 - 6,638 (+9.8%)
10/2012: Mega Man #18 - 6,557 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Mega Man #19 - 5,618 (-14.3%)
12/2012: Mega Man #20 - 6,351 (+13.0%)
01/2013: Mega Man #21 - 6,220 (-2.1%)
02/2013: Mega Man #22 - 5,373 (-13.6%)
03/2013: Mega Man #23 - 5,339 (-0.6%)
04/2013: Mega Man #24 - 11,173 (+109.3%)

Sales more than double for the biggest winner in the When Universes Collide crossover with Sonic.

170. Shadowman (Valiant)

11/2012: Shadowman #1 - 25,048
12/2012: Shadowman #2 - 16,917 (-32.5%)
01/2013: Shadowman #3 - 13,327 (-21.2%)
02/2013: Shadowman #4 - 12,531 (-6.0%)
03/2013: Shadowman #5 - 13,145 (-4.9%)
04/2013: Shadowman #6 - 11,759 (-10.5%)

Ouch, sales are dropping quite badly for this book.

169. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

06/2010: Abe Sapien Abysmal Plain #1 - 13,010 (+3.9%)
07/2010: Abe Sapien Abysmal Plain #2 - 11,805  (-9.3%)
09/2011: Abe Sapien Devil Does Not Jest #1 - 11,846 (+0.3%)
10/2011: Abe Sapien Devil Does Not Jest #2 - 10,056 (-15.1%)

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04/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #1 - 11,783 (+14.7%)

Very much par for the course for the BPRD spin-offs, slightly lower than the last series launched.

167. Danger Girl (IDW)

04/2012: Danger Girl Revolver #4 - 10,045

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05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #1 - 16,649
08/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #2 - 12,022 (-27.8%)
09/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #3 - 11,275 (-6.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #4 - 10,769 (-4.5%)
12/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #5 - 10,454 (-2.9%)
01-03/2013: -
04/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #1 - 12,063 (+15.4%)

A reasonable starting point for this new series.

164. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Dark Times #10 - 21,989
04/2009: Dark Times #13 - 19,256 
04/2010: Dark Times #16 - 17,173
04/2011: -
04/2012: Out o/t Wilderness #5 - 12,997

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05/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Fire Carrier #1 - 14,308 (+10.1%)
03/2013: Fire Carrier #2 - 13,077 (-8.6%)
04/2013: Fire Carrier #3 - 12,435 (-4.9%)

The lowest selling Star Wars book currently, by some way. I suspect this may be the last series for these characters, but you never know.

160. Bedlam (Image)

10/2012: Bedlam #1 - 22,736 (27,303)
11/2012: Bedlam #2 - 18,583 (-18.3%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Bedlam #3 - 14,251 (-23.3%)
02/2013: Bedlam #4 - 13,912 (-2.4%)
03/2013: Bedlam #5 - 13,701 (-1.5%)
04/2013: Bedlam #6 - 12,607 (-8.0%)

Looks like this is starting to lose its shine a little, with Riley Rossmo’s last issue as artist.

158. Conan (Dark Horse)

04/2009: The Cimmerian #10 - 20,419 
04/2010: The Cimmerian #20 - 16,393
04/2011: The Road of Kings #4 - 12,827
04/2012: Conan the Barbarian #3 - 17,261

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05/2012: Conan the Barbarian #4 - 15,689 (-9.1%)
06/2012: Conan the Barbarian #5 - 15,393 (-1.9%)
07/2012: Conan the Barbarian #6 - 15,078 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Conan the Barbarian #7 - 14,908 (-1.1%)
09/2012: Conan the Barbarian #8 - 14,443 (-3.1%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Conan the Barbarian #10 - 13,822 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Conan the Barbarian #11 - 13,436 (-2.8%)
01/2013: Conan the Barbarian #12 - 13,254 (-1.4%)
02/2013: Conan the Barbarian #13 - 13,000 (-1.9%)
03/2013: Conan the Barbarian #14 - 12,944 (-0.4%)
04/2013: Conan the Barbarian #15 - 12,845 (-0.8%)

Very solid this last few months.

154. Chew (Image)

04/2010: Chew #10 - 13,335
04/2011: Chew #18 - 12,438
04/2012: Chew #25 - 11,753 

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05/2012: Chew #26 - 12,187 (+3.7%)
06/2012: Chew #27 2nd Helping Ed - 11,262 
07/2012: Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1  - 15,982
08/2012: -
09/2012: Chew #28 - 12,531 (+2.8%)
10/2012: Chew #29 - 12,877 (+2.8%)
11/2012: Chew #30 - 12,756 (-0.9%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Chew #31 - 12,687 (-0.5%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Chew #32 - 12,671 (-0.1%)
04/2013: Chew #33 - 12,964 (+2.3%)

Exceptionally solid this year, and ending over a thousand copies up on this time last year.

152. 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%)

Holding steady, with almost no discernable drop between issues. Lots of good word of mouth around this book.

151. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

05/2012: X-O Manowar #1 - 42,708
06/2012: X-O Manowar #2 - 21,261 (-50.2%)
07/2012: X-O Manowar #3 - 18,149 (-14.6%)
08/2012: X-O Manowar #4 - 16,882 (-7.0%)
09/2012: X-O Manowar #5 - 23,800 (+41.0%)
10/2012: X-O Manowar #6 - 16,299 (-31.5%)
11/2012: X-O Manowar #7 - 14,527 (-10.9%)
12/2012: X-O Manowar #8 - 14,462 (-0.4%)
01/2013: X-O Manowar #9 - 16,599 (+14.8%)
02/2013: X-O Manowar #10 - 13,504 (-18.6%)
03/2013: X-O Manowar #11 - 15,765 (+16.7%)
04/2013: X-O Manowar #12 - 13,216 (-16.2%)

Up and down and up and down.

150. GI Joe Cobra Files (IDW)

04/2009: GI Joe Cobra #2 - 18,685
04/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #4 - 10,384
04/2011: -
04/2012: Cobra #12 - 8,090

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05/2012: Cobra #13 - 8,115 (+0.3%)
06/2012: Cobra #14 - 7,874 (-3.0%)
07/2012: Cobra #15 - 7,619 (-3.2%)
08/2012: Cobra #16 - 7,328 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Cobra #17 - 7,112 (-2.9%)
10/2012: Cobra #18 - 6,873 (-3.4%)
11/2012: Cobra #19 - 6,668 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Cobra #20 - 6,589 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Cobra #21 - 6,375 (-3.2%)
04/2013: Cobra Files #1 - 13,231 (+107.5%)

An excellent result, this book seems to have benefited the most from the GI Joe relaunch.

148. Bloodshot (Valiant)

07/2012: Bloodshot #1 - 29,224
08/2012: Bloodshot #2 - 16,024 (-45.2%)
09/2012: Bloodshot #3 - 14,517 (-9.4%)
10/2012: Bloodshot #4 - 14,382 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Bloodshot #5 - 13,156 (-8.5%)
12/2012: Bloodshot #6 - 12,508 (-8.5%)
01/2013: Bloodshot #7 - 11,918 (-4.7%)
02/2013: Bloodshot #8 - 11,557 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Bloodshot #9 - 10,959 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Bloodshot #10 - 13,376 (+22.0%)

A big upswing as it heads into the crossover with Harbinger.

144. TMNT Micro-series (IDW)

04/2012: TMNT Micro Series #4 Leonardo - 16,253

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05/2012: -
06/2012: TMNT Micro Series #5 Splinter - 15,769 (-3.0%)
07/2012: TMNT Micro Series #6 Casey Jones - 14,945 (-5.2%)
08/2012: TMNT Micro Series #7 April - 14,325 (-4.1%)
09/2012: TMNT Micro Series #8 Fugitoid - 13,356 (-6.8%)
04/2013: TMNT Villain Micro Series #1 Krang - 13,689 (+2.5%)

The villains get their turn in the spotlight, with a small rise in sales.

143. The Shadow Year One (Dynamite)

02/2013: Shadow Year One #1 - 19,310
04/2013: Shadow Year One #2 - 13,748 (-28.9%)

Not too bad a drop by Dynamite standards. I can’t be the only person that would rather Matt Wagner return to his own projects though, I wish we could get more Grendel, or even better, Mage III.

142. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

04/2008: After the Fall #6 - 46,645 
04/2009: Angel #20 - 30,308 
04/2010: Angel #32 - 17,942 
04/2011: Angel #44 - 12,897 (-1.0%) 
04/2012: Angel & Faith #9 - 17,590

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05/2012: Angel & Faith #10 - 17,206 (-2.2%)
06/2012: Angel & Faith #11 - 17,044 (-0.9%)
07/2012: Angel & Faith #12 - 16,656 (-2.3%)
08/2012: Angel & Faith #13 - 16,453 (-1.2%)
09/2012: Angel & Faith #14 - 16,139 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Angel & Faith #15 - 15,774 (-2.3%)
11/2012: Angel & Faith #16 - 15,446 (-2.1%)
12/2012: Angel & Faith #17 - 15,026 (-2.7%)
01/2013: Angel & Faith #18 - 14,609 (-2.8%)
02/2013: Angel & Faith #19 - 14,412 (-1.3%)
03/2013: Angel & Faith #20 - 14,245 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Angel & Faith #21 - 14,102 (-1.0%)

Solid in its slow decline. Heading towards the end of Season 9 though, so a boost is right around the corner.

141. Harbinger (Valiant)

06/2012: Harbinger #1 - 32,111
07/2012: Harbinger #2 - 17,239 (-46.3%)
08/2012: Harbinger #3 - 15,482 (-10.2%)
09/2012: Harbinger #4 - 15,298 (-1.2%)
10/2012: Harbinger #5 - 14,603 (-4.5%)
11/2012: Harbinger #6 - 13,617 (-6.7%)
12/2012: Harbinger #7 - 12,783 (-6.1%)
01/2013: Harbinger #8 - 12,824 (+0.3%)
02/2013: Harbinger #0 - 14,699 
02/2013: Harbinger #9 - 12,222 (-4.7%)
03/2013: Harbinger #10 - 12,196 (-0.2%)
04/2013: Harbinger #11 - 14,299 (+17.2%)

The Harbinger Wars brings a good boost this month.

140, 147. Masks (Dynamite)

11/2012: Masks #1 - 63,932 (75,492)
12/2012: Masks #2 - 16,923 (-73.6%)
01/2013: Masks #3 - 15,396 (-9.0%)
02/2013: Masks #4 - 14,744 (-4.2%)
04/2013: Masks #5 - 14,360 (-2.6%)
04/2013: Masks #6 - 13,533 (-5.8%)

The drops are starting to accelerate again, but this is still performing fairly well, and is currently Dynamite’s top performer.

139. Invincible Universe (Image)

09/2012: Guarding The Globe #1 - 10,183
10/2012: Guarding The Globe #2 - 7,104 (-30.2%)
11/2012: Guarding The Globe #3 - 5,871 (-17.4%)
12/2012: Guarding The Globe #4 - 5,302 (-9.7%)
01/2013: Guarding The Globe #5 - 5,225 (-1.5%)
02/2013: Guarding The Globe #6 - 4,831 (-7.5%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Invincible Universe #1 - 14,526 (+200.7%)

A very sensible decision to tie this more closely to Invincible, as sales triple on essentially the same book.

138. Doctor Who Prisoners of Time (IDW)

01/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1 - 12,752
02/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 - 12,730 (-0.2%)
03/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #3 - 12,717 (-0.1%)
04/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #4 - 14,653 (+15.2%)

A surprise hit, performing well above the level of the ongoing series.

135. Thief of Thieves (Image)

04/2012: Thief of Thieves #3 - 13,644

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05/2012: Thief of Thieves #4 - 17,774 (+30.3%)
06/2012: Thief of Thieves #5 - 19,833 (+11.6%)
07/2012: Thief of Thieves #6 - 19,733 (-0.5%)
08/2012: Thief of Thieves #7 - 18,266 (-7.4%)
09/2012: Thief of Thieves #8 - 17,070 (-6.5%)
10/2012: Thief of Thieves #9 - 16,645 (-2.5%)
11/2012: Thief of Thieves #10 - 16,424 (-1.3%)
12/2012: Thief of Thieves #11 - 15,605 (-5.0%)
02/2013: Thief of Thieves #12 - 14,974 (-4.0%)
04/2013: Thief of Thieves #13 - 15,201 (+1.5%)

The current arc ends a little up, with Andy Diggle coming on board next issue as co-writer.

134. Invincible (Image)

04/2009: Invincible #61 - 15,678 
04/2010: Invincible #71 - 18,996 
04/2011: Invincible #79 - 15,558 (-1.6%)
04/2012: Invincible #90 - 14,393

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05/2012: Invincible #91 - 14,556 (+1.1%)
06/2012: Invincible #92 - 14,553 (0%)
07/2012: Invincible #93 - 14,545 (0%)
08/2012: Invincible #94 - 14,355 (-1.3%)
09/2012: Invincible #95 - 14,088 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Invincible #96 - 14,052 (-0.3%)
11/2012: Invincible #97 - 14,548 (+3.5%)
12/2012: Invincible #98 - 16,139 (+10.9%)
12/2012: Invincible #99 - 15,566 (-3.6%)
01/2013: Invincible #100 - 44,985 (+189.0%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Invincible #101 - 15,540 (-65.5%)
04/2013: Invincible #102 - 15,249 (-1.9%)

Sales settle down a thousand or so up on this time last year, which is nice.

131. Star Trek Countdown to Darkness (IDW)

01/2013: Countdown To Darkness #1 - 15,753
02/2013: Countdown To Darkness #2 - 14,492 (-8.0%)
03/2013: Countdown To Darkness #3 - 14,778 (+2.0%)
04/2013: Countdown To Darkness #4 - 15,782 (+6.8%)

The series ends a few copies up on the first issue, which doesn’t happen very often!

129. Spawn (Image)

04/2008: Spawn #177 - 20,566
04/2009: Spawn #191 - 19,805
04/2010: -
04/2011: Spawn #206 - 15,160
04/2012: Spawn #218 - 12,680

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05/2012: Spawn #219 - 12,804 (+1.0%)
06/2012: Spawn #220 - 30,136 (+135.4%)
06/2012: Spawn 20th Anniversary Coll Special #1 - 6,546
07/2012: Spawn #221 - 15,801 (-47.6%)
08/2012: Spawn #222 - 18,336 (+16.0%)
09/2012: Spawn #223 - 21,965 (+19.8%)
10/2012: Spawn #224 - 17,759 (-19.1%)
11/2012: Spawn #225 - 26,872 (+51.3%)
01/2013: Spawn #226 - 16,814 (-37.4%)
01/2013: Spawn #227 - 17,172 (+2.1%)
02/2013: Spawn #228 - 16,343 (-4.8%)
03/2013: Spawn #229 - 16,355 (+0.1%)
04/2013: Spawn #230 - 15,994 (-2.2%)

Sales are solidly a few thousand up on where they were
before the 20th Anniversary started, this has been a great year for Spawn.

125. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Star Wars Legacy #22 - 30,205
04/2009: Star Wars Legacy #35 - 24,552
04/2010: Star Wars Legacy #47 - 20,022
04/2011: Star Wars Legacy War #5 - 18,141

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03/2013: Star Wars Legacy #1 Floating World - 21,600
04/2013: Star Wars Legacy #2 Floating World - 16,384 (-24.1%)

Fairly average second issue drop, leaving it at a reasonable level.

121. Revival (Image)

07/2012: Revival #1 - 18,039
08/2012: Revival #2 - 10,486 (-41.9%)
09/2012: Revival #3 - 13,943 (+33.0%)
10/2012: Revival #4 - 15,251 (+9.4%)
11/2012: Revival #5 - 14,098 (-7.6%)
01/2013: Revival #6 - 17,396 (+23.4%)
02/2013: Revival #7 - 16,639 (-4.4%)
03/2013: Revival #8 - 17,082 (+2.7%)
04/2013: Revival #9 - 16,977 (-0.6%)

Stable this month, dropping a little over a hundred copies.

120. Star Wars Darth Vader (Dark Horse)

05/2012: Ghost Prison #1 - 22,026
06/2012: Ghost Prison #2 - 16,858 (-23.5%)
07/2012: Ghost Prison #3 - 16,332 (-3.1%)
08/2012: Ghost Prison #4 - 15,850 (-3.0%)
09/2012: Ghost Prison #5 - 15,455 (-2.5%)
12/2012: Purge Tyrants Fist #1 - 15,546 (+5.9%)
12/2012: Purge Tyrants Fist #2 - 13,429 (-13.6%)
01-03/2013: -
04/2013: Ninth Assassin #1 - 17,278 (+28.7%)

Star Wars seems to be picking up across the board, with all of the talk of new films, and this new Darth Vader book comes in a couple of thousand above the last series.

116. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

04/2012: The Manhattan Projects #2 - 15,697

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05/2012: The Manhattan Projects #3 - 18,001 (+14.7%)
06/2012: The Manhattan Projects #4 - 18,544 (+3.0%)
07/2012: The Manhattan Projects #5 - 18,398 (-0.8%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: The Manhattan Projects #6 - 17,981 (-2.3%)
11/2012: The Manhattan Projects #7 - 17,543 (-2.4%)
12/2012: The Manhattan Projects #8 - 17,028 (-2.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: The Manhattan Projects #9 - 17,229 (+1.2%)
03/2013: The Manhattan Projects #10 - 17,028 (-1.2%)
04/2013: The Manhattan Projects #11 - 17,517 (+2.9%)

Sales increase a little, but overall very solid. Probably my favourite Hickman book, to be honest.

111. Miss Fury (Dynamite)

04/2013: Miss Fury #1 - 18,441

A decent debut number for the re-launched golden age character.

110. Harbinger Wars (Valiant)

03/2013: Harbinger Wars #1 - 18,729

Well above either of the books involved in this crossover, so very good, sales-wise.

105. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

04/2012: TMNT #9 - 19,116 (28,554)

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05/2012: TMNT #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: TMNT #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: TMNT #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)
08/2012: TMNT #13 - 18,342 (-2.4%)
09/2012: TMNT #14 - 17,682 (-3.6%)
10/2012: TMNT #15 - 17,591 (-3.6%)
10/2012: TMNT Annual 2012 - 16,274
11/2012: TMNT #16 - 17,140 (-2.6%)
12/2012: TMNT #17 - 16,703 (-2.5%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: TMNT #18 - 16,172 (-3.2%)
02/2013: TMNT #19 - 16,125 (-0.3%)
03/2013: TMNT #20 - 16,084 (-0.3%)
04/2013: TMNT #21 - 20,659 (+28.4%)

Turtles creator Kevin Eastman’s return to the book on pencilling duties brings a big increase in sales.

104. Adventure Time Fiona & Cake (Boom!)

12/2012: Fiona & Cake #1 - 20,290 (27,934)
02/2013: Fiona & Cake #2 - 20,810 (+2.6%)
03/2013: Fiona & Cake #3 - 21,333 (+2.5%)
04/2013: Fiona & Cake #4 - 20,760 (-2.7%)

A slight drop, but still super-healthy sales.

101, 260. Sex (Image)

03/2013: Sex #1 - 23,630 (29,298)
04/2013: Sex #2 - 21,342 (-9.7%)

The second issue sees a small drop, while the first issue’s second print charts with another 5,668 copies sold. Pretty healthy overall.

97,217,239,244,246,250,251. Adventure Time (Boom!)

02/2012: Adventure Time #1 - 12,392 (28,769)
03/2012: Adventure Time #2 - 11,329 (26,909) (-8.6%)
04/2012: Adventure Time #3 - 17,131 (23,575 ) (+51.2%)
05/2012: Adventure Time #4 - 20,289 (26,648) (+18.4%)
06/2012: Adventure Time #5 - 20,889 (27,165) (+3.0%)
07/2012: Adventure Time #6 - 19,767 (26,019) (-5.4%)
08/2012: Adventure Time #7 - 19,423 (-1.7%)
09/2012: Adventure Time #8 - 19,755 (+1.7%)
10/2012: Adventure Time #9 - 20,636 (+4.5%)
11/2012: Adventure Time #10 - 23,656 (+14.6%)
12/2012: Adventure Time Cover Showcase - 7,478
01/2013: Adventure Time #11 - 10,980 (-53.6%)
01/2013: Adventure Time #12 - 20,407 (+85.9%)
02/2014: Adventure Time #13 - 22,474 (+10.1%)
03/2014: Adventure Time #14 - 22,165 (-1.4%)
04/2014: Adventure Time #15 - 21,682 (-2.2%)

Adventure Time gets an astonishing eight entries this month, as reprints of the first six issues are produced with connecting covers, and pick up excellent figures. Number one sold 7,854, two sold 6,716, three sold 6,444, four sold 6,359, five sold 6,276 and six sold 6,252.
Y’know, all of these issues sell fairly decent reorders every month; I would guess that those first few issues are probably nearer the 50,000 mark in total sales now. Boom must be giddy over these numbers, this one book must be virtually bankrolling the company.

95. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13 - 83,580
04/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #24 - 60,916 
04/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34 - 45,909
04/2011: -
04/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #8 - 28,830

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05/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #9 - 28,229 (-2.1%)
06/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #10 - 27,867 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #11 - 27,490 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #12 - 26,569 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #13 - 25,864 (-2.7%)
10/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #14 - 25,577 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #15 - 24,506 (-4.2%)
12/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #16 - 23,896 (-2.5%)
01/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #17 - 23,219 (-2.8%)
02/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #18 - 22,530 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #19 - 22,424 (-0.5%)
04/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #20 - 21,901 (-2.3%)

Slowly dropping off and approaching the end of Season 9.

91. My Little Pony Micro Series (IDW)

02/2013: Twilight Sparkle #1 - 34,435
03/2013: Rainbow Dash #1 - 25,473 (-26.0%)
04/2013: Rarity #1 - 23,338 (-8.4%)
65. My Little Pony (IDW)

11/2012: - My Little Pony #1 - 80,128 (95,384)
12/2012: - My Little Pony #2 - 39,841 (-50.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: - My Little Pony #3 - 43,579 (+9.4%)
02/2013: - MLP #1 & #2 Hot Topic Pack - 8,988
03/2013: - My Little Pony #4 - 41,541 (-4.7%)
03/2013: - My Little Pony #5 - 36,354 (-12.5%)
04/2013: - My Little Pony #6 - 33,903 (-6.7%)

Dropping off at speed, but still really good figures for a kids book.

60. Jirni (Aspen)

04/2013: Jirni #1 - 35,777

This month’s Aspen dollar book, expect it to drop pretty heavily next month if the two books before it are any guide.

46, 193. East of West (Image)

03/2013: East of West #1 - 49,518 (59,260)
04/2013: East of West #2 - 41,838 (-15.5%)

A very healthy second issue drop, this is still selling vastly more than any of Hickman’s previous creator owned books, plus the first issue sells 9,742 copies more across a second and third printing.

40, 248. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

01/2013: Star Wars #1 - 39,663 (63,410)
02/2013: Star Wars #2 - 46,063 (+16.1%)
03/2013: Star Wars #3 - 45,522 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Star Wars #4 - 45,019 (-1.1%)

Super-stable this month, while issue one charts again in it’s fourth printing with a further 6,306 copies sold.

27. Saga (Image)

04/2012: Saga #2 - 36,885 (43,137)

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05/2012: Saga #3 - 38,895 (+5.4%)
06/2012: Saga #4 - 41,143 (+5.8%)
07/2012: Saga #5 - 40,556 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Saga #6 - 40,584 (+0.7%)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Saga #7 - 46,971 (53,267)(+15.7%)
12/2012: Saga #8 - 42,324 (48,965)(-9.9%)
01/2013: Saga #9 - 45,629 (+7.8%)
02/2013: Saga #10 - 48,388 (+6.0%)
03/2013: Saga #11 - 50,023 (+3.4%)
04/2013: Saga #12 - 53,339 (+6.6%)

There was a bit of a fuss about this issue, regarding images of hardcore gay sex that appear on the head of one of the protagonists (his head is a TV monitor…oh just read the bloody book), and it wasn’t on the iTunes store for a bit, which probably added a bit to this month’s increase. Even so, stunning sales.

8. The Walking Dead (Image)

04/2008: The Walking Dead #48 - 22,465
04/2009: The Walking Dead #60 - 23,585
04/2010: The Walking Dead #71 - 24,567 
04/2011: The Walking Dead #84 - 31,930 (-20.1%)
04/2012: The Walking Dead #96 - 36,931

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05/2012: The Walking Dead #97 - 53,733 (60,175)(+45.5%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 49,974 (60,699)(+0.6%)
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99 - 55,710 (62,182)(+3.0%)
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 366,051 (388,038)(+557.1%)
08/2012: The Walking Dead #101 - 51,732 (-85.9%)
09/2012: The Walking Dead #102 - 53,337 (+3.1%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead #103 - 74,378 (+39.4%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead Michone Special - 49,930 (60,633)
11/2012: The Walking Dead #104 - 57,456 (-22.8%)
12/2012: The Walking Dead #105 - 57,781 (+0.6%)
01/2013: The Walking Dead #106 - 70,526 (+22.1%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead #107 - 63,575 (-9.9%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead The Governor Special - 51,355
03/2013: The Walking Dead #108 - 67,423 (+6.1%)
04/2013: The Walking Dead #109 - 90,362 (+34.0%)

Boom, a new arc and a blank cover variant boost sales by a third, just when you think these sales can’t surprise you any more.

3. Jupiter's Legacy (Image)

04/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #1 - 105,437

Wow. People were looking forward to this book from Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, but I don’t know that anyone expected this. There’s definitely speculator action driving these sales, and a load of variant covers, but the comic genuinely appears to be selling out all over the place as well. Nonetheless, expect a big drop for the second issue.

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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.

Comments

  1. I hope Clone doesn’t get cancelled. that comic is one of my favorite comic series. The story has been just building on itself every issue. It has a deep story and a ton of action. I recommend people give it a shot.

  2. Nick Spencer says:

    Any particular reason MORNING GLORIES 26 is missing?

  3. Jason says:

    I would recommend Clone, Black Acre, Great Pacific and Nowhere Men. All are great Image series and desrve to find their nitch in the comic market. Also the new Valiant is actually pretty entertaining so you can’t go wrong with most of those either.

  4. Clarification notes:

    Darkness will be ending with #116. And #35 was Queen Sonja’s last issue.

  5. Paul Mellerick says:

    Nick – I’m very sorry, I somehow managed to miss it, which is a pain as it’s one of the big stories this month. Here it is:

    103. Morning Glories (Image)

    04/2011: Morning Glories #9 – 10,975
    04/2012: –

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    05/2012: Morning Glories #18 – 8,953 (-0.3%)
    06/2012: Morning Glories #19 – 8,931 (-0.2%)
    07/2012: Morning Glories #20 – 9,027 (+1.1%)
    08/2012: Morning Glories #21 – 8,686 (-3.8%)
    09/2012: –
    10/2012: Morning Glories #22 – 8,562 (-1.4%)
    11/2012: Morning Glories #23 – 8,355 (-2.4%)
    12/2012-01/2013: –
    02/2013: Morning Glories #24 – 8,364 (+0.1%)
    03/2013: Morning Glories #25 – 8,296 (-0.8%)
    04/2013: Morning Glories #26 – 20,918 (+152.1%)

    The beginning of Season Two is a dollar book, and sees an appropriately large increase in sales. The next issue has many covers, so it’ll be a little while before we see how much this helps overall sales.

    Oh and Nick, thank you so much for the back matter in the new issue, it’s helped me understand a lot of things I’d missed. I think I’m going to go back and read it all from the beginning again, I think I’ll follow more easily without the gaps between issues!

  6. Paul Mellerick says:

    Thanks Evan!

  7. Nick Spencer says:

    Hey Paul- No worries! Glad you dug the new features!

  8. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    When reading the column, I hit the titles around 12,000 in sales and was scratching my head that I couldn’t find DW: Prisoners Of Time. Imagine my pleasant surprise to find the sales on it jumped by well over a 1000 copies this month! Some might say that’s because it features the 4th Doctor, arguably one of the two most popular incarnations of the character; I’d say it’s more because this has been a generally fun trip through Who history. There’s a reason it’s doing so well and I’m glad to see the success it’s having.

  9. goggles says:

    Star Wars Dark Times has a new arc starting once this current one wraps up, but it does follow the other characters this book has focused on.

  10. More like Frank Quitely’s month.

  11. @Ron: pretty much. His art was the only reason I gave Jupiter’s Legacy a try. Not a big fan of Millar’s writing. and would’ve skipped this otherwise.

  12. johnrobiethecat says:

    Agree with that. Frank Quitely seems like the heavy hitter out there to pull this off & an amazing artist. Seems to be alot of good guys out there these days, Finding more which is a good thing for me.

    I wanted to take a look at that book and flip through it maybe even read it (does a Mark Millar book count as reading?) so can’t comment till then… Regardless of the quality of the God-Man Super family, its good to show a superhero team book can be done outside of the big two and compete if you have your stuff together. I always felt that Image success & fall discouraged the fact that it could be done well since their earlier entries in the 90s were like Hair bands were to Rock in the 80’s…Sort of psyched people out that it could be done right with out Golden Age & Silver age characters in the mix, then let the Big Two dominate without much competition and demoralize outside imaginations. These guys have jacked creators for decades, time to show them you can pack up and run another show and win against them, Best way to that in on the charts, Then start covering digital.

  13. daustin says:

    Prophet dropped out of the rankings? That is a shame. Graham et al. are still killing it on that series which has only gotten better as the plot and characters have come together. My favorite of the many excellent recent Image sci-fi books – Prophet > Manhattan Projects > Saga > Multiple Warheads > East of West (though all are very good with a possible reservation of judgment on EoW). I am going to be really bummed if that one gets cancelled, particularly if Graham doesn’t get a chance to wrap up properly.

    Also glad to see good sales for Stokoe’s Godzilla – as a long time Godzilla fan I’m loving it. Now can we get more Orc Stain?

  14. Matthew. says:

    @daustin: Prophet has been running late; I don’t believe an issue shipped in April, explaining its absence on the chart.

    Speaking of absence, where is the DC April 2013 analysis? I am eager to examine it.

  15. I’ll join the choir on Jupiter’s Legacy. Picked it up for the Frank Quitely art. Won’t be picking it up next issue though cause I’m not interested in an older more cynical, less funny version of Quitely and Millar’s Authority run.

  16. “Speaking of absence, where is the DC April 2013 analysis? I am eager to examine it.”

    Some DC titles actually ha sales increases. I think dear old MOF has hard time wrapping his head around it.

  17. The I Man says:

    Jupiter’s Legacy #1 was solicited as returnable if a retailer ordered more copies of it than of an issue of Walking Dead (I think #106, but I’m not 100% sure). At my store (which is admittedly Marvel and Bat-friendly), we would’ve probably ordered 15 without the returnability, but we ordered 45 with it (of which I believe we have around 18-20 left at the moment).

    Also, we had a free overship on Morning Glories #26 the week it came out (the same number as our initial order) and, in May, we recieved a free overship of double our initial order.

  18. Paul Mellerick says:

    I Man – I believe Morning Glories #26 may have been misprinted, and so the second lot were replacement copies. Not 100% sure – Nick?

    daustin – Matthew. is correct, no Prophet in April and I don’t think there was one in May either. Although sales aren’t what they could be, I think the trade is doing pretty well and it’s very well thought of, so I think it’s safe for the time being.

  19. Chris Hero says:

    Mark Millar really has the direct market figured out.

    Mind MGMT is such a good book. I’m really surprised its numbers are so low.

  20. Steve Maser says:

    No Savage Dragon this month? I’m curious to see how the price increase from $3.50 to $3.99 changes sales.

    My guess is it doesn’t and everybody who reads the book at this point (as it’s closing in to issue 200) is in it for the long haul…

  21. So… no DC April Sales then?

  22. @PreacherCain: Does seem a bit late, doesn’t it?

  23. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    Maybe MOF finally got tired of people griping and moaning about the way he wrote the column. I enjoy it, myself.

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