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201201311516 Indie Month to Month Sales — December 2011
By Paul Mellerick

Walking Dead, Buffy and TMNT again dominate, but a rare appearance of Aspen’s Lady Mechanika is the third best-selling indie book this month. Dark Horse and Dynamite have a couple of promising launches, but apart from them it’s mostly downhill for the rest of the chart. If you ever wanted an indie charts drinking game, try taking a shot everytime I say drop or dropping, you’ll be smashed before you’re halfway through.

126 indie books charted this month, slightly up on last month with less Marvel or DC books charting this month. The bottom book sold 3,105, way lower than last month’s 4,330. In total those books sold approximately 1,067,927, a bit down from last month’s 1,099,699 with more titles. Average sales are 8,475 per book, down from last month’s 8,940. As usual, UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

This month Image were the number three publisher, with 6.75% dollar share and a 4.89 market share, followed by IDW with 5.26% dollar share and 4.43% market share, Dark Horse with a 3.97% dollar share and a 3.34% market share, Dynamite with a 3.35% dollar share and a 3.27% market share, Eaglemoss make an appearance with 1.63% dollar share and 0.37% market share and Boom with 1.41% dollar and 1.32% market share. Image, IDW & Eaglemoss are up for the month, everyone else is down.

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

58. The Walking Dead (Image)

12/2006: The Walking Dead #33 - 21,235
12/2007: The Walking Dead #45 - 22,674
12/2008: The Walking Dead #56 - 23,582
12/2009: The Walking Dead #68 - 24,230
12/2010: -

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01/2011: The Walking Dead #80 - 29,526 (+1.9%)
02/2011: The Walking Dead #81 - 30,750  (+4.1%)
03/2011: The Walking Dead #82 - 31,174 (+1.4%)
03/2011: The Walking Dead #83 - 33,686 [39,938](+28.1%)
04/2011: The Walking Dead #84 - 31,930 (-20.1%)
05/2011: The Walking Dead #85 - 37,552 (+17.6%)
06/2011: The Walking Dead #86 - 32,187 (-14.3%)
07/2011: The Walking Dead #87 - 32,126 (-0.2%)
08/2011: The Walking Dead #88 - 31,839 (-0.9%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: The Walking Dead #89 - 31,351 (-1.5%)
10/2011: The Walking Dead #90 - 31,778 (+1.4%)
11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813 (+0.1%)
12/2011: The Walking Dead #92 - 31,496 (-0.1%)

Still holding super-strong at the top of the indie chart, the second season restarts very soon on TV. The fifteenth trade charts at the top of the graphic novel chart with astonishing sales of 21,844. Every single other Walking Dead collection with the exception of the fourth and sixth hardcovers chart as well, including both omnibi and the compendium.

61. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

12/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #9 - 89,556
12/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #20 - 71,896
12/2009: BTVS Willow One Shot - 45,136
12/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39 - 40,010

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01/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40 - 39,486 (-1.3%)
09/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 - 42,945 (+8.0%)
10/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #2 - 36,448 (-15.1%)
11/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 - 33,485 (-8.1%)
12/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 - 31,157 (-7.0%)

Still dropping perilously fast, and well below the sales of the previous series. A little worrying.

95. Lady Mechanika (Aspen)

12/2010: Lady Mechanika #1 - 20,034
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01-06/2011: -
07/2011: Lady Mechanika #2 - 20,760 (+3.6%)
07/2011: Lady Mechanika Collected Edition #1 - 6,902
08-11/2011: -
12/2011: Lady Mechanika #3 - 21,358 (+2.9%)

Despite the irregular shipping schedule this book is still on an upwards trend, and doing very well. There are many variants.

102, 109, 130. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing (IDW)

08/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #1 - 34,803 (39,180)
09/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #2 - 19,333 (-44.4%)
10/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #3 - 22,855 (+18.2%)
11/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #4 - 22,898 (+0.2%)
12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #5 - 19,689 (-14.0%)
12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #1 Raphael - 18,687
12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #2 Michelangelo - 15,930

A biggish drop this month, but the microseries aren’t very far behind in sales from the parent series, and I have an idea that the Michelangelo one may have been slightly under-ordered.

113. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

12/2007: After the Fall #2 - 44,792
12/2008: After the Fall #15 - 37,649
12/2009: Angel #28 - 21,301
12/2010: Angel #40 - 14,182

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01/2011: Angel #41 - 13,566 (-4.3%)
02/2011: Angel #42 - 13,136 (-3.2%)
03/2011: Angel #43 - 13,032 (-0.8%)
04/2011: Angel #44 - 12,897 (-1.0%)
08/2011: Angel & Faith #1 - 22,813 (+76.9%)
09/2011: Angel & Faith #2 - 20,473 (-10.3%)
10/2011: Angel & Faith #3 - 19,437 (-5.1%)
11/2011: Angel & Faith #4 - 18,855 (-2.9%)
12/2011: Angel & Faith #5 - 18,356 (-2.6%)

This seems to be finding its level, even if my prediction that sales might increase a little was wrong.

122, 276. Archie (Archie)

12/2006 : Archie #571 - 2,663
12/2007 : -
12/2008: -
12/2009: Archie #604 - 25,058
12/2010: Archie #616 - 10,885 [12,251]

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Archie #617 - 11,358 (-7.3%)
03/2011: Archie #618 - ???? (???)
03/2011: Archie #619 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Archie #620 - 3,644 (???)
05/2011: Archie #621 - 3,588 (-1.5%)
06/2011: Archie #622 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Archie #623 - 3,669 (???)
08/2011: Archie #624 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Archie #625 - 3,452 (???)
10/2011: Archie #626 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Archie #627 - 17,387 (21,298)(???)
12/2011: Archie #628 - 17,286 (-0.6%)

Holding steady for the second part of the Kiss crossover, while the first part charts again with sales of 3,911.

124. The Boys (Dynamite)

12/2006: The Boys #6 (DC) - 27,039
12/2007: The Boys #13 - 29,195
12/2008: The Boys #25 - 27,134
12/2009: The Boys #37 - 24,025
12/2010: The Boys #49 - 19,582
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01/2011: The Boys #50 - 19,293 (-1.5%)
02/2011: The Boys #51 - 18,728 (-2.9%)
03/2011: The Boys #52 - 18,955 (+1.2%)
04/2011: The Boys #53 - 18,692 (-1.4%)
05/2011: The Boys #54 - 18,671 (-0.1%)
06/2011: The Boys #55 - 18,330 (-1.8%)
07/2011: The Boys #56 - 18,108 (-1.2%)
08/2011: The Boys #57 - 17,884 (-1.2%)
09/2011: The Boys #58 - 17,660 (-1.3%)
10/2011: The Boys #59 - 17,533 (-0.7%)
11/2011: The Boys #60 - 17,323 (-1.2%)
12/2011: The Boys #61 - 17,024 (-1.7%)

Drifting down towards the end of the series.

128. The Strain (Dark Horse)

12/2012: The Strain #1 - 16,023

Not a bad start for this adaptation of Guillermo del Toro’s vampire book series.

129. Star Trek Legion of Superheroes (IDW)

10/2011: Star Trek Legion of Superheroes #1 - 20,950
11/2011: Star Trek Legion of Superheroes #2 - 17,782 (-15.1%)
12/2011: Star Trek Legion of Superheroes #3 - 15,952 (-10.3%)

Still dropping, but even so, pretty good sales for this sort of crossover.

132. Star Wars Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse

12/2011: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #1 - 15,700

Although this is the highest charted Star Wars title, it’s got the second lowest launch figures of any of the recent titles, with only the recent Knight Errant series selling less of its debut.

138. Voltron (Dynamite)

12/2011: Voltron #1 - 15,001

Pretty much unknown in the UK, this is a great first issue figure, although I’m not sure how well it’ll hold up in the long run.

142. Game of Thrones (Dynamite)

09/2011: Game of Thrones #1 - 20,888
10/2011: Game of Thrones #2 - 16,094 (-22.9%)
11/2011: Game of Thrones #3 - 15,983 (-0.7%)
12/2011: Game of Thrones #4 - 14,514 (-9.2%)

Another big drop, as this struggles a little to stabilize.

143. Invincible (Image)

12/2006: Invincible #37 - 13,523
12/2007: Invincible # 47 - 14,380
12/2008: Invincible #56 - 14,852
12/2009: Invincible #69 - 15,161
12/2010: Invincible #76 - 15,577

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Invincible #77 - 15,515 (-0.4%)
03/2011: Invincible #78 - 15,808 (+1.9%)
04/2011: Invincible #79 - 15,558 (-1.6%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Invincible #80 - 15,563 (+0.0%)
07/2011: Invincible #81 - 15,207 (-2.3%)
08/2011: Invincible #82 - 15,105 (-0.7%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Invincible #83 - 15,249 (+0.9%)
11/2011: Invincible #84 - 15,067 (-1.2%)
11/2011: Invincible #85 - 14,678 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Invincible #86 - 14,457 (-1.5%)

Very stable at the moment, only shedding a couple of hundred copies since last issue.

144. Valen The Outcast (Boom!)

12/2011: Valen The Outcast #1 - 14,343

Good launch numbers, but this was a dollar book with a load of variants, so expect a hefty drop next month.

145. Witchblade (Image)

12/2006: Witchblade #102 - 14,331
12/2007: Witchblade #112 -14,110
12/2008: Witchblade #122 - 12,992
12/2009: Witchblade #133 - 12,811
12/2010: Witchblade #140 - 11,172

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01/2011: Witchblade #141 - 9,768 (-12.6%)
02/2011: Witchblade #142 - 9,803 (+0.4%)
03/2011: Witchblade #143 - 9,394 (-4.2%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Witchblade #144 - 10,662 (+13.5%)
06/2011: Witchblade #145 - 8,996 (-15.6%)
07/2011: Witchblade #146 - 8,765 (-2.6%)
08/2011: Witchblade #147 - 8,487 (-3.2%)
09/2011: Witchblade #148 - 8,461 (-0.3%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Witchblade #149 - 8,391 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Witchblade #150 - 14,266 (+70.0%)

Ron Marz’ last issue brings a big boost, and the whole Top Cow universe reboots to an extent next month.

147. Star Wars Crimson Empire III 

10/2011: Crimson Empire III #1 - 19,095
11/2011: Crimson Empire III #2 - 14,524 (-23.9%)
12/2011: Crimson Empire III #3 - 13,814 (-4.9%)

Hopefully starting to stabilize.

148. Butcher Baker (Dynamite)

07/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #1 - 16,118
08/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #2 - 15,168 (-6.2%)
09/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #3 - 14,605 (-3.7%)
10/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #4 - 14,303 (-2.1%)
11/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #5 - 13,668 (-4.4%)
12/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #6 - 13,684 (+0.1%)

The last issue of the last Boys miniseries holds steady.

 155. Spawn (Image)

12/2006: Spawn #163 - 24,922
12/2007: Spawn #173 - 23,136
12/2008: Spawn #187 - 22,143
12/2009: -
12/2010: -

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01/2011: Spawn #200 - 65,448 (+262.1%)
01/2011: Spawn #201 - 18,458 (-71.8%)
02/2011: Spawn #202 - 18,335 (-0.7%)
02/2011: Spawn #203 - 15,572 (-15.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #204 - 15,591 (+0.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #205 - 15,320 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Spawn #206 - 15,160 (-1.0%)
05/2011: Spawn #207 - 14,796 (-2.4%)
06/2011: Spawn #208 - 14,468 (-2.2%)
07/2011: Spawn #209 - 13,964 (-3.5%)
08/2011: Spawn #210 - 14,100 (+0.1%)
09/2011: Spawn #211 - 13,526 (-4.1%)
10/2011: Spawn #212 - 13,483 (-0.3%)
11/2011: Spawn #213 - 13,369 (-0.8%)

Yet another low, you would think another relaunch is probably imminent.

156, 173. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)

12/2008: All Hail Megatron #6 - 11,843
12/2009: Transformers Ongoing #2 - 12,516
12/2010: Transformers Ongoing #14 - 10,573

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01/2011: Transformers Ongoing #15 - 10,159 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #16 - 10,265 (+1.0%)
03/2011: Transformers Ongoing #17 - 10,094 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Transformers Ongoing #18 - 9,813 (-2.8%)
05/2011: Transformers Ongoing #19 - 10,089 (+2.8%)
06/2011: Transformers Ongoing #20 - 10,232 (+1.4%)
07/2011: Transformers Ongoing #21 - 10,165 (-0.7%)
07/2011: Transformers Ongoing #22 - 9,884 (-2.8%)
08/2011: Transformers Ongoing #23 - 10,327 (+4.5%)
08/2011: Transformers Ongoing #24 - 10,097 (-2.2%)
08/2011: Transformers Ongoing #25 - 9,533 (-5.6%)
09/2011: Transformers Ongoing #26 - 10,118 (+6.1%)
10/2011: Transformers Ongoing #27 - 10,242 (+1.2%)
10/2011: Transformers Ongoing #28 - 10,469 (+2.2%)
11/2011: Transformers Ongoing #29 - 10,440 (-0.3%)
11/2011: Transformers Ongoing #30 - 10,452 (+0.1%)
12/2011: Transformers Death Of Optimus Prime (One Shot) - 12,961
12/2011: Transformers Ongoing #31 - 10,348 (-1.0%)

The last issue before it relaunches as two separate ongoings next month.

157. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

09/2010: Captain's Log Pike #1 - 6,038 (+7.6%)
09/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #1 - 15,943
10/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #2 - 13,198 (-17.2%)
11/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #3 - 13,296 (+0.7%)
12/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #4 - 12,746 (-4.1%)

Still dropping a bit, but well above previous Star Trek books from IDW.

160. Chew (Image)

12/2009: Chew #7 - 12,902
12/2010: Chew #16 - 12,473
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01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Chew #17 - 12,165 (-2.5%)
04/2011: Chew #18 - 12,438 (+2.2%)
05/2011: Chew #27 - 12,561 (+1.0%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Chew #19 - 12,510 (-0.4%)
08/2011: Chew #20 - 12,202 (-2.4%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Chew #21 - 12,310 (+0.9%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Chew #22 - 12,296 (-0.01%)

Pretty solid. The second hardcover collection charts at number 51 with sales of 1,453.

162, 167. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

12/2010: Warlord of Mars #3 - 14,710

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Warlord of Mars #4 - 14,780 (+0.5%)
03/2011: Warlord of Mars #5 - 14,110 (-4.5%)
04/2011: Warlord of Mars #6 - 13,837 (-1.9%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Warlord of Mars #7 - 14,038 (+1.5%)
07/2011: Warlord of Mars #8 - 13,872 (-1.2%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #9 - 13,565 (-2.2%)
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #10 - 13,003 (-4.1%)
10/2011: Warlord of Mars #11 - 12,491 (-3.9%)
11/2011: Warlord of Mars #12 - 12,036 (-4.8%)
12/2011: Warlord of Mars #13 - 11,896 (-1.2%)
12/2011: Warlord of Mars #14 - 11,210 (-5.8%)

Back to precipitous drops, with the film dropping in March.

164.  Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

02/2011: Jennifer Blood #1 – 17,413
03/2011: Jennifer Blood #2 - 14,180 (-18.6%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Jennifer Blood #3 - 13,502 (-4.8%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Jennifer Blood #4 - 12,557 (-7.0%)
10/2011: Jennifer Blood #5 - 12,337 (-1.7%)
11/2011: Jennifer Blood #6 - 11,660 (-5.5%)
12/2011: Jennifer Blood #7 - 11,522 (-1.2%)

Surprisingly, despite no Garth Ennis this month, the lowest drop-off in the series so far.

165. Haunt (Image)

12/2009: Haunt #3 - 28,390
12/2010: Haunt #12 - 16,175

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Haunt #13 - 15,413 (-4.7%)
03/2011: Haunt #14 - 14,700 (-4.6%)
04/2011: Haunt #15 - 14,280 (-2.9%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Haunt #16 - 14,360 (+0.6%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Haunt #17 - 13,443 (-6.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: Haunt #18 - 12,840 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Haunt #19 - 12,195 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Haunt #20 - 11,476 (-6.0%)

The new creative team of Joe Casey & Nathan Fox don’t seem to be holding the readers as the drops increase.

168. Conan (Dark Horse)

12/2006: Conan #35 - 27,115
12/2007: Conan #47 - 22,140
12/2008: The Cimmerian #6 - 22,526
12/2009: -
12/2010: The Road of Kings #1 - 16,099

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01/2011: The Road of Kings #2 - 13,385 (-16.9%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: The Road of Kings #3 - 13,193 (-1.4%)
04/2011: The Road of Kings #4 - 12,827 (-2.8%)
05/2011: The Road of Kings #5 - 12,672 (-1.2%)
06/2011: The Road of Kings #6 - 12,523 (-1.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: The Road of Kings #7 - 11,955 (-4.5%)
09/2011: The Road of Kings #8 - 11,621 (-2.8%)
10/2011: The Road of Kings #9 - 11,546 (-0.6%)
11/2011: The Road of Kings #10 - 11,331 (-1.9%)
12/2011: The Road of Kings #11 - 10,958 (-3.2%)

All the last few months that I’ve been predicting a new relaunch, I’d forgotten that Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan are relaunching an adjective-less Conan title in February. There’s also a new King Conan title starting next month.

169. Star Wars Knight Errant (Dark Horse)

12/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #3 - 13,963
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01/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #4 - 13,101 (-6.2%)
02/2011: Knight Errant Aflame #5 - 12,803 (-2.3%)
08/2011: Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #1 - 15,448 (+12%)
09/2011: Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #2 - 12,767 (-17.3%)
10/2011: Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #3 - 11,937 (-6.5%)
11/2011: Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #4 - 11,407 (-4.4%)
12/2011: Star Wars Knight Errant Deluge #5 - 10,805 (-5.3%)

Probably the last series with these characters for the foreseeable future.

171. BPRD (Dark Horse)

12/2006: -
12/2007: Killing Ground #5 (of 5) - 15,113
12/2008: War on Frogs #2 - 15,273
12/2009: War on Frogs #4 (of 4) - 12,904
12/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #5 - 11,528

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01/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #1 - 12,820 (+11.2%)
02/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #2 - 11,585 (-9.6%)
03/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #3 - 11,565 (-0.2%)
04/2011: Dead Remembered #1 - 12,825 (+10.9%)
05/2011: Dead Remembered #2 - 11,714 (-8.7%)
06/2011: Dead Remembered #3 - 11,418 (-2.5%)
07/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #1 - 12,623 (+10.6%)
08/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #2 - 11,221 (-11.2%)
09/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #1 - 11,634 (+3.7%)
10/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #2 - 11,093 (-4.6%)
11/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #3 - 10,800 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #4 - 10,517 (-2.6%)

Standard attrition, but again a new low.

175. GI Joe (IDW)

12/2006: America’s Elite #18 (Devil’s Due) - 16,710
12/2007: America’s Elite #30 (Devil’s Due) - 14,587
12/2008: -
12/2009: GI Joe #12 – 14,824
12/2010: GI Joe #25 - 10,641
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01/2011: -
02/2011: GI Joe #26 - 10,323 (-3.0%)
02/2011: GI Joe #27 - 10,102 (-2.1%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #1 - 13,438 (+33.0%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #2 - 12,427 (-7.5%)
04/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #0 - 12,353 (-5.9%)
05/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #1 - 13,703 (+10.9%)
06/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #2 - 11,640 (-15.1%)
07/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #3 - 11,377 (-2.3%)
08/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #4 - 10,824 (-4.9%)
09/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #5 - 10,371 (-4.2%)
10/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #6 - 10,241 (-1.5%)
11/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #7 - 9,686 (-5.4%)
12/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #8 - 10,059 (+3.9%)

A bit of a jump this month, as the Cobra Civil war ends with a new Cobra Commander named. This issue had a special scratch off cover which revealed his or her identity, although as the answer is in the book I’m not sure how many people will actually scratch it off…

176. Danger Girl Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

04/2011: Danger Girl Army of Darkness #1 - 14,869
05/2011: -
06/2011: Danger Girl Army  of Darkness #2 - 12,417 (-16.5%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Danger Girl Army  of Darkness #3 - 11,169 (-10.1%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: -
12/2011: Danger Girl Army of Darkness #4 - 10,015 (-10.3%)

Not bad figures overall for this sort of crossover, I’d think Dynamite would be quite happy.

177. Kevin Smith's Bionic Man (Dynamite) 

08/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #1 - 17,187
09/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #2 - 12,343 (-28.2%)
10/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #3 - 11,229 (-9.0%)
11/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #4 - 10,746 (-4.3%)
12/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #5 - 9,825 (-8.6%)

This on the other hand is starting to lose sales quite seriously.

179. True Blood (IDW)

12/2010: True Blood #6 - 21,297 [25,556]

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01/2011: -
02/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #1 - 19,824 (-22.4%)
03/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #2 - 16,639 (-16.1%)
04/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #3 - 15,899 (-4.4%)
05/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #4 - 13,617 (-14.4%)
06/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #5 - 5,607 [15,437]  (+13.4%)
07/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #6 - 11,709 (-24.1%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: True Blood French Quarter #1 - 12,277 (+4.9%)
09/2011: True Blood French Quarter #2 - 10,605 (-13.6%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: True Blood French Quarter #3 - 10,118 (-4.6%)
12/2011: True Blood French Quarter #4 - 9,637 (-4.8%)

You would think that bookstore sales of the collections must be quite strong, as the comic sales are falling fast.

180. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW)

03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #1 - 11,616 (+91.2%)
03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #2 - 10,445 (-10.1%)
02-08/2011: -
09/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #1 - 16,716 (+60.0%)
10/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #2 - 9,514 (-43.1%)
11/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #3 - 9,268 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #4 - 9,558 (+3.1%)

A slight jump up, which is very encouraging for the future of this title.

183. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters (IDW)

03/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 58,879 [69,662]
04/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #2 - 14,492 (-79.2%)
05/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #3 - 14,588 (+0.7%)
06/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #4 - 7,570 [14,890] (+2.1%)
07/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #5 - 13,750 (-7.7%)
08/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #6 - 12,524 (-8.9%)
09/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #7 - 11,141 (-12.4%)
10/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #8 - 10,637 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,879 (-7.1%)
12/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294 (-5.9%)

Another one dropping fast, with no sign of stabilizing anytime soon.

185. Artifacts (Image)

12/2010: Artifacts #4 - 11,415
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01/2011: Artifacts #5 - 11,788 (+3.3%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Artifacts #6 - 10,910 (-7.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Artifacts #7 - 10,667 (-2.2%)
06/2011: Artifacts #8 - 10,343 (-3.0%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Artifacts #9 - 10,942 (+5.7%)
09/2011: Artifacts #10 - 9,215 (-15.8%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Artifacts #11 - 9,445 (+2.5%)
12/2011: Artifacts #12 - 9,142 (-3.2%)

The penultimate part of the story, although the book will be continuing as a sort of Top Cow team-up book, it would appear.

186. Hellraiser (Boom!) 

03/2011: Hellraiser #1 - 13,850
04/2011: -
05/2011: Hellraiser #2 - 10,366 (-25.2%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Hellraiser #3 - 9,974 (-3.8%)
08/2011: Hellraiser #4 - 11,096 (+11.2%)
09/2011: Hellraiser #5 - 10,303 (-7.1%)
10/2011: Hellraiser #6 - 9,715 (-5.7%)
11/2011: Hellraiser #7 - 9,263 (-4.7%)
12/2011: Hellraiser #8 - 9,059 (-2.2%)

Possibly starting to level out a bit.

188. Stitched (Avatar)

10/2011: Stitched #1 - 10,949
11/2011: -
12/2011: Stitched #2 - 8,829 (-19.4%)

Not too bad a second issue drop for Garth Ennis’ new mini-series.

190. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

12/2010: Real American Hero #161 - 11,125
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01/2011: Real American Hero #162 - 10,516 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Real American Hero #163 - 10,262 (-2.4%)
03/2011: Real American Hero #164 - 10,386 (+1.2%)
04/2011: Real American Hero #165 - 10,218 (-1.6%)
05/2011: Real American Hero #166 - 10,117 (-1.0%)
06/2011: Real American Hero #167 - 10,118 (+0.0%)
07/2011: Real American Hero #168 - 9,943 (-1.7%)
08/2011: Real American Hero #169 - 9,670 (-2.7%)
09/2011: Real American Hero #170 - 9,542 (-1.3%)
10/2011: Real American Hero #171 - 9,686 (+1.5%)
11/2011: Real American Hero #172 - 9,316 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Real American Hero #173 - 8,632 (-7.3%)

Ouch, the drops are starting to accelerate.

191. Irredeemable (Boom)

12/2009: Irredeemable #9 - 13,515
12/2010: Irredeemable #20 - 10,406

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01/2011: Irredeemable #21 - 10,247 (-1.5%)
02/2011: Irredeemable #22 - 10,025 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Irredeemable #23 - 9,983 (-0.4%)
04/2011: Irredeemable #24 - 10,274 (+2.9%)
05/2011: Irredeemable #25 - 10,082 (-1.9%)
06/2011: Irredeemable #26 - 9,784 (-3.0%)
07/2011: Irredeemable #27 - 9,577 (-2.1%)
08/2011: Irredeemable #28 - 8,820 (-7.9%)
09/2011: Irredeemable #29 - 8,582 (-2.7%)
10/2011: Irredeemable #30 - 8,419 (-1.9%)
11/2011: Irredeemable #31 - 8,229 (-2.3%)
12/2011: Irredeemable #32 - 8,612 (+4.7%)

A jump up for the beginning of the crossover with Incorruptible, which I would guess is the Incorruptible readers who normally buy Irredeemable in trades. I can’t imagine there’s many who read Incorruptible and not this.

192. Godzilla Legends (IDW)

11/2011: Godzilla Legends #1 - 10,330
12/2011: Godzilla Legends #2 - 8,465 (-18.1%)

Drawn by the wonderful Simon Gane, and the second issue drop isn’t too bad.

193. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

12/2006: Sonic #170 - 6,927
12/2007: Sonic #183 - 6,806
12/2008: Sonic #195 - 6,963
12/2009: Sonic #207 - 8,198
12/2010: Sonic #220 - 7,618

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Sonic #221 - 7,592 (-0.3%)
03/2011: Sonic #222 - 7,781 (+2.5%)
03/2011: Sonic #223 - 7,719 (-0.8%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Sonic #224 - 8,023 (+3.9%)
06/2011: Sonic #225 - 11,980 (+49.3%)
06/2011: Sonic #226 - 9,228 (-23.0%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Sonic #227 - 9,419 (+2.1%)
08/2011: Sonic #228 - 9,444 (+0.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Sonic #229 - 9,768 (+3.3%)
11/2011: Sonic #230 - 10,372 (+6.2%)
11/2011: Sonic #231 - 8,646 (-16.6%)
12/2011: Sonic #232 - 8,447 (-2.3%)

Starting to drop back down, but still a fair bit above where it was at the beginning of the year.

194. Snake Eyes Ongoing (IDW)

12/2009: GI Joe Origins #10 - 12,295
12/2010: GI Joe Origins #22 - 8,597

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01/2011: GI Joe Origins #23 - 8,136 (-5.4%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Snake Eyes #1 - 12,197 (+49.9%)
06/2011: Snake Eyes #2 - 10,246 (-16.0%)
07/2011: Snake Eyes #3 - 10,001 (-2.4%)
08/2011: Snake Eyes #4 - 9,288 (-7.1%)
08/2011: Snake Eyes #5 - 9,141 (-1.6%)
092011: -
10/2011: Snake Eyes #6 - 9,073 (-0.7%)
11/2011: Snake Eyes #7 - 8,692 (-4.2%)
12/2011: Snake Eyes #8 - 8,446 (-2.8%)

Still in decline.

195. Locke & Key (IDW)

12/2009: Crown of Shadows #2 - 7,707
12/2010: -

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01/2011: Keys to the Kingdom #4 - 6,634 (-8.2%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Keys to the Kingdom #5 - 6,879 (+3.7%)
04/2011: Keys to the Kingdom #6 - 6,769 (-1.6%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: Clockworks #1 - 10,764 (+59.0%)
08/2011: Clockworks #2 - 7,686 (-28.6%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: Guide to Known Keys One-Shot - 8,529
12/2011: Clockworks #3 - 8,438 (+9.8%)

Well above the last issue, which would suggest that some of the sales for that issue slipped into the following month. This has been the best selling mini-series yet.

196. Cobra Ongoing (IDW)

12/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #11 - 8,008

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01/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #12 - 7,613 (-4.9%)
02/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #13 - 7,436 (-2.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Cobra #1 - 11,949 (+60.7%)
06/2011: Cobra #2 - 10,128 (-15.2%)
07/2011: Cobra #3 - 7,740 (-23.6%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Cobra #4 - 9,391 (+21.3%)
09/2011: Cobra #5 - 9,068 (-3.4%)
10/2011: Cobra #6 - 8,927 (-1.6%)
11/2011: Cobra #7 - 7,177 (-19.6%)
12/2011: Cobra #8 - 8,381 (+16.8%)

As with Locke & Key, it would seem that some of last month’s sales slipped into this month, but not enough to show on the charts.

197, 293. Crossed (Avatar)

12/2009: Crossed #8 - 12,757
12/2010: Crossed Family Values #6 - 9,908

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Crossed Family Values #7 - 10,217 (+3.1%)
02/2011: Crossed Psychopath #1 - 10,182 (-0.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Crossed Psychopath #2 - 9,692 (-4.8%)
06/2011: Crossed Psychopath #3 - 9,655 (-0.4%)
07/2011: Crossed Psychopath #4 - 9,897 (+2.5%
08-10/2011: -
11/2011: Crossed Psychopath #5 - 9,524 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Crossed Psychopath #6 - 8,331 (-12.5%)
12/2011: Crossed Badlands Opening Salvo - 3,287

The penultimate issue of the series drops quite badly, and it shipped in the first week of the month so it’s not likely that this one lost sales to the following month.

198. Severed (Image)

08/2011: Severed #1 - 10,573 (14,411)
09/2011: Severed #2 - 9,280 (-12.2%)
10/2011: Severed #3 - 9,240 (-0.4%)
11/2011: Severed #4 - 8,716 (-5.7%)
12/2011: Severed #5 - 8,303 (-4.7%)

This really hasn’t done too badly, only about a 20% drop since the first issue, but I’m still a little surprised it isn’t doing better considering Scott Snyder’s current profile.

 199. Green Hornet (Dynamite)

12/2010: Green Hornet #11 - 14,771

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01/2011: Green Hornet #12 - 13,913 (-5.8%)
02/2011: Green Hornet #13 - 12,503 (-10.1%)
03/2011: Green Hornet #14 - 11,485 (-8.1%)
04/2011: Green Hornet #15 - 10,708 (-6.8%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Green Hornet #16 - 10,396 (-2.9%)
07/2011: Green Hornet #17 - 9,708 (-6.6%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Green Hornet #18 - 9,279 (-4.4%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Green Hornet #19 - 8,799 (-5.2%)
12/2011: Green Hornet #20 - 8,297 (-5.7%)

Dropping fast, but Dynamite seem to have quite low thresholds, so it’s probably got some time yet.

200. Baltimore (Dark Horse)

12/2010: Baltimore Plague Ships #5 - 9,142

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08/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #1 - 10,797 (+18.1%)
09/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #2 - 8,988 (-16.8%)
10/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #3 - 8,716 (-3.0%)
11/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #4 - 8,567 (-1.7%)
12/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #5 - 8,105 (-5.4%)

The last issue for the moment, it wouldn’t surprise me if this turned up in Dark Horse Presents next.

201. Kirby Genesis Captain Victory (Dynamite)

11/2011: Captain Victory #1 - 10,438
12/2011: Captain Victory #2 - 8,095 (-22.4%)
220. Kirby Genesis Silver Star (Dynamite)

11/2011: Kirby Genesis Silver Star #1 - 9,400
12/2011: Kirby Genesis Silver Star #2 - 7,169 (-23.7%)

Both Kirby Genesis spin-offs suffer fairly average second issue drops.

202, 212. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

12/2006: Red Sonja #17 - 23,552
12/2007: Red Sonja #28 - 18,922
12/2008: Red Sonja #40 - 13,516
12/2009: -
12/2010: -

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01/2011: Red Sonja #54 - 8,826 (-2.6%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Red Sonja #55 - 8,729 (-1.1%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Red Sonja #56 - 8,319 (-4.7%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: Red Sonja #57 - 7,888 (-5.2%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: Red Sonja #58 - 7,876 (-0.2%)
11/2011: Red Sonja #59 - 7,759 (-1.5%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #60 - 8,052 (+3.8%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #61 - 7,464 (-7.3%)

Still very late, another two issues this month, the five year anniversary issue gets a bump and a double-sized issue, but drops straight back down.

203. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

04/2011: Dark Horse Presents #1 - 15,107
05/2011: -
06/2011: Dark Horse Presents #2 - 11,315 (-25.1%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Dark Horse Presents #3 - 8,931 (-21.1%)
09/2011: Dark Horse Presents #4 - 8,366 (-6.3%)
10/2011: Dark Horse Presents #5 - 7,539 (-9.9%)
11/2011: Dark Horse Presents #6 - 7,017 (-6.9%)
12/2011: Dark Horse Presents #7 - 7,849 (+11.9%)

A decent increase as Hellboy pays a visit to the anthology title for a short story, written and drawn by Mike Mignola.

204.  The Guild (Dark Horse) 

12/2010: Vork #1 - 12,105
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01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Tink #1 - 9,904 (-18.2%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Bladezz #1 - 9,490 (-4.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: - Clara #1 - 8,420 (-11.3%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: -
12/2011: Zaboo #1 - 7,762 (-7.8%)

The last of the Guild one-shots.

205. Joe Hill's The Cape (IDW)

12/2010: The Cape - 6,564
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: The Cape #1 - 9,469 (+44.3%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: -
10/2011:The Cape #2 - 8,330 (-12.0%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: The Cape #3 - 7,704 (-7.5%)

Still dropping, but only one more issue to go.

209. Dungeons and Dragons Drizzt (IDW)

08/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #1 - 9,855
09/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #2 - 8,328 (-15.5%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #3 - 8,264 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #4 - 7,632 (-7.6%)
210. Dungeons and Dragons (IDW)

12/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #2 - 11,623
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01/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #3 - 10,112 (-13.0%)
02/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #4 - 9,761 (-3.5%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #5 - 9,833 (+0.7%)
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #6 - 9,520 (-3.2%)
05/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #7 - 9,427 (-1.0%)
06/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #8 - 9,226 (-2.1%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #9 - 8,987 (-2.6%)
08/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #10 - 8,545 (-4.9%)
09/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #11 - 8,441 (-1.2%)
10/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #12 - 8,274 (-2.0%)
11/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #13 - 7,902 (-4.5%)
12/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #14 - 7,585 (-4.0%)

The two books are now selling within 50 copies of each other.

213. Dark Shadows (Dynamite)

11/2011: Dark Shadows #1 - 9,090
12/2011: Dark Shadows #2 - 7,407 (-18.5%)

A standard second issue drop.

214, 245, 275. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

12/2007: Grimm Fairy Tales #25 - 8,500
12/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #33 - 9,590
12/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #43 - 10,246
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #54 - 7,886

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #55 - 8,897 (+12.8%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #56 - 8,701 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #57 - 7,096 (-18.4%)
04/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #58 - 7,198 (+1.4%)
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #59 - 8,356 (+16.1%)
06/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #60 - 8,143 (-2.5%)
07/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #61 - 7,777 (-4.5%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #62 - 6,452 (-17%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #63 - 8,086 (+25.3%)
09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #64 - 8,183 (+1.2%)
10/2011: GFT Halloween Special 2011 - 6,428 (-21.4%)
11/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #65 - 6,389 (-0.6%)
12/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #66 - 7,366 (+15.3%)
12/2011: Giant-Size Gft 2011 Holiday Ed - 5,592 (-24.1%)
12/2011: GFT Sinbad Special - 3,978

A return to the cheesecake covers bring a rise in sales, although two specials this month don’t fare that well.

215. Spongebob Comics (Bongo)

02/2011: Spongebob Comics #1 - 11,814
03/2011: -
04/2011: Spongebob Comics #2 – 8,930 (-24.4%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Spongebob Comics #3 - 8,514 (-4.7%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Spongebob Comics #4 - 7,889 (-7.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Spongebob Comics #5 - 7,874 (-0.2%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Spongebob Comics #6 - 7,334 (-6.9%)

Dropping again after last month’s flattening out.

216. The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (Image)

10/2011: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode  #1 - 8,338
11/2011: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode  #2 - 6,161 (-26.1%)
12/2011: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode  #3 - 7,312 (+18.7%)

As expected a big increase as sales catch up to orders on this enormously fun book.

217. Lady Death (Avatar)

12/2010: Lady Death #0 - 15,665

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01/2011: Lady Death #1 - 14,023 (-10.5%)
02/2011: Lady Death #2 - 11,033 (-21.3%)
03/2011: Lady Death #3 - 10,801 (-2.1%)
04/2011: Lady Death #4 - 10,391 (-3.8%)
05/2011: Lady Death #5 - 9,656 (-7.1%)
06/2011: Lady Death #6 - 9,563 (-1.0%)
07/2011: Lady Death #7 - 8,945 (-6.4%)
08/2011: Lady Death #8 - 8,681 (-3.0%)
09/2011: Lady Death #9 - 8,127 (-6.4%)
09/2011: Lady Death Origins Annual #1 - 6,331 (-22.1%)
10/2011: Lady Death #10 - 7,997 (+26.3%)
11/2011: Lady Death #11 - 7,596 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Lady Death #12 - 7,288 (-4.1%)

Possibly maybe starting to level out, although I wouldn’t bet on it.

219. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

12/2009: Doctor Who #6 - 7,448
12/2010: -

====

01/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #1 - 8,843 (+42.7%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #2 - 7,461 (-15.6%)
03/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #3 - 7,523 (+0.8%)
04/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #4 - 7,477 (-0.6%)
05/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #5 - 7,498 (+0.3%)
06/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #6 - 7,580 (-1.1%)
07/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #7 - 7,356 (-3.0%)
08/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #8 - 7,480 (+1.7%)
08/2010: Doctor Who Annual 2011 - 6,453 (-13.7%)
09/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #9 - 7,324 (+13.5%)
10/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #10 - 7,481 (+2.1%)
11/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #11 - 7,319 (-2.2%)
12/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #12 - 7,200 (-1.6%)

Really pretty stable over the last year.

221. Memorial (IDW)

12/2011: Memorial #1 - 7,100

An okay start for the new fantasy series from Vertigo writer Chris Roberson.

222. Incorruptible (Boom)

12/2009: Incorruptible #1 - 15,710
12/2010: Incorruptible #13 - 8,701

====

01/2011: Incorruptible #14 - 8,512 (-2.2%)
02/2011: Incorruptible #15 - 8,252 (-3.1%)
03/2011: Incorruptible #16 - 8,108 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Incorruptible #17 - 8,257 (+1.8%)
05/2011: Incorruptible #18 - 8,044 (-2.6%)
06/2011: Incorruptible #19 - 7,804 (-3.0%)
07/2011: Incorruptible #20 - 7,584 (-2.8%)
08/2011: Incorruptible #21 - 7,015 (-7.5%)
09/2011: Incorruptible #22 - 6,669 (-4.9%)
10/2011: Incorruptible #23 - 6,466 (-3.0%)
11/2011: Incorruptible #24 - 6,406 (-0.9%)
11/2011: Incorruptible #25 - 7,099 (+10.8%)

A big jump for the beginning of the crossover with Irredeemable.

223. Mega Man (Archie)

05/2011: Mega Man #1 - 12,586
06/2011: Mega Man #2 - 7,713 (-38.7%)
07/2011: Mega Man #3 - 4,845 (-37.2%)
08/2011: Mega Man #4 - 8,900 (+83%)
09/2011: Mega Man #5 - 8,741 (-1.8%)
10/2011: Mega Man #6 - 7,474 (-14.5%)
11/2011: Mega Man #7 - 7,500 (+0.3%)
12/2011: Mega Man #8 - 7,092 (-5.4%)

Still struggling to find its level.

225, 226, 235. Hack Slash (Image)

12/2006: Hack Slash Slice Hard - 4,987
12/2007: -
12/2008: Hack Slash #18 (Devil’s Due) - 6,141
12/2009: -
12/2010: -

====

01/2011: Hack Slash: Me Without You - 7,496 (+27.3%)
02/2011: Hack Slash #1 - 10,553 (+40.8%)
03/2011: Hack Slash #2 - 8,483 (-19.6%)
04/2011: Hack Slash #3 - 8,554 (+0.8%)
05/2011: Hack Slash #4 - 8,449 (-1.2%)
06/2011: Hack Slash #5 - 8,666 (+2.6%)
07/2011: Hack Slash #6 - 8,201 (-5.4%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Hack Slash #7 - 7,967 (-2.9%)
09/2011: Hack Slash #8 - 7,737 (-2.9%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Hack Slash #9 - 7,907 (+2.2%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #10 - 7,033 (-11.0%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #11 - 6,974 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Hack Slash Annual 2011 - 6,637 (-4.8%)

Three issues this month, but all quite a way down on sales.

227. Mass Effect Invasion (Dark Horse)

01/2011: Evolution #1 – 8,944
02/2011: Evolution #2 - 7,825 (-12.5%)
03/2011: Evolution #3 - 7,675 (-1.9%)
04/2011: Evolution #4 - 7,815 (+1.8%)
05-09/2011: -
10/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #1 - 8,607 (+10.1%)
11/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #2 - 7,876 (-8.5%)
12/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #3 - 6,941 (-11.9%)

A slightly surprising drop, considering this book actually leads straight into the new game. It’ll be out in trade with the game though.

228. Sonic Universe (Archie) 

12/2009: Sonic Universe #11 - 6,697
12/2010: Sonic Universe #23 - 6,480

====

01/2011: Sonic Universe #24 - 6,228 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Sonic Universe #25 - 6,464 (+3.8%)
03/2011: Sonic Universe #26 - 6,571 (+1.7%)
04/2011: Sonic Universe #27 - 6,636 (+1.0%)
05/2011: Sonic Universe #28 - 6,722 (+1.3%)
06/2011: Sonic Universe #29 - 6,917 (+2.9%)
07/2011: Sonic Universe #30 - 6,892 (-0.4%)
08/2011: Sonic Universe #31 - 7,038 (+2.1%)
09/2011: Sonic Universe #32 - 7,027 (-0.1%)
10/2011: Sonic Universe #33 - 7,244 (+3.1%)
11/2011: Sonic Universe #34 - 7,117 (-1.8%)
12/2011: Sonic Universe #35 - 6,912 (-2.9%)

Pretty stable.

170, 229. Vampirella (Dynamite)

12/2010: -

====

01/2011: Vampirella #2 - 17,531 (-40.0%)
02/2011: Vampirella #3 - 16,366 (-6.6%)
03/2011: Vampirella #4 - 15,765 (-3.7%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Vampirella #5 - 14,702 (-6.7%)
06/2011: Vampirella #6 - 13,649 (-7.2%)
06/2011: Vampirella #7 - 13,645 (-0.0%)
07/2011: Vampirella #8 - 13,019 (-4.6%)
08/2011: Vampirella #9 - 12,459 (-4.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Vampirella #10 - 11,581 (-7.0%)
10/2011: Vampirella #11 - 10,644 (-8.1%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Vampirella #12 - 10,726 (+1.0%)
12/2011: Vampirella Annual #1 - 6,835 (-36.3%)

A slight increase for the series, while the annual lags behind a bit.

230. Fathom (Aspen)

06/2011: Fathom Primer #1 - 8,508
06/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #0 - 8,317 (-2.2%)
07/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #1 - 9,289 (+11.7%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #2 - 7,579 (-18.4%)
10-11/2011: -
12/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #3 - 6,816 (-10.1%)

Dropping like a rock.

231. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

12/2009: Simpsons Comics #161 - 7,414
12/2010: Simpsons Comics #173 - 7,065
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01/2011: Simpsons Comics #174 - 6,776 (-4.1%)
02/2011: Simpsons Comics #175 - 6,896 (+1.8%)
03/2011: Simpsons Comics #176 - 6,874 (-0.3%)
04/2011: Simpsons Comics #177 - 6,837 (-0.5%)
05/2011: Simpsons Comics #178 - 6,991 (+2.2%)
06/2011: Simpsons Comics #179 - 6,913 (-1.1%)
07/2011: Simpsons Comics #180 - 6,705 (-3.0%)
08/2011: Simpsons Comics #181 - 6,796 (+1.3%)
09/2011: Simpsons Comics #182 - 6,808 (+0.2%)
10/2011: Simpsons Comics #183 - 6,893 (+1.2%)
11/2011: Simpsons Comics #184 - 6,853 (-0.6%)
12/2011: Simpsons Comics #185 - 6,796 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Simpsons Super Spectacular #14 - 4,481

Stable.

236. Orchid (Dark Horse)

10/2011: Orchid #1 -18,942
11/2011: Orchid #2 -7,868 (-58.5%)
12/2011: Orchid #3 -6,448 (-18.0%)

This isn’t finding a level at all, it’s not looking very good really.

237. Witch Doctor (Image)

06/2011: Witch Doctor #1 - 12,592
07/2011: Witch Doctor #2 - 7,410 (-41.2%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Witch Doctor #3 - 7,659 (+3.4%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Witch Doctor #4 - 7,651 (-0.1%)
12/2011: Witch Doctor Resuscitation One-Shot - 6,343 (-17.1%)

They almost certainly should have done this one-shot as a fifth issue, that drop off is awful. The first trade charts at a very respectable 25, with sales of 1,973.

238. Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends (Zenescope)

01/2011: Myths & Legends #1 - 12,679
02/2011: -
03/2011: Myths and Legends #2 - 8,018 (-36.8%)
03/2011: Myths and Legends #3 - 7,858 (-2.0%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Myths and Legends #4 - 9,224 (+17.4%)
06/2011: Myths and Legends #5 - 7,612 (-17.5%)
07/2011: Myths and Legends #6 - 6,215 (-18.4%)
07/2011: Myths and Legends #7 - 6,215 (0.0%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: -
10/2011: Myths and Legends #8 - 6,983 (+12.4%)
11/2011: Myths and Legends #9 - 6,757 (-3.2%)
12/2011: Myths and Legends #10 - 6,242 (-7.6%)

Quite a big drop, but this is probably still okay by Zenescope standards.

240. Planet of the Apes (Boom!)

04/2011: Planet of the Apes #1 - 9,333
05/2011: Planet of the Apes #2 - 7,369 (-21.0%)
06/2011: Planet of the Apes #3 - 7,804 (+5.9%)
07/2011: Planet of the Apes #4 - 6,907 (-11.5%)
08/2011: Planet of the Apes #5 - 8,386 (+21.4%)
09/2011: Planet of the Apes #6 - 6,890 (-17.8%)
10/2011: Planet of the Apes #7 - 6,889 (0.0%)
11/2011: Planet of the Apes #8 - 6,607 (-4.1%)
12/2011: Planet of the Apes #9 - 6,110 (-7.5%)
247. Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes (Boom!)

11/2011: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1 - 6,850
12/2011: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #2 - 5,473 (-20.1%)

The drops accelerate on the main book, while Betrayal has a fairly normal drop-off for a second issue, despite very good reviews.

241. Sergio Aragones Funnies (Bongo)

07/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #1 - 9,419
08/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #2 - 7,439 (-21.0%)
09/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #3 - 6,859 (-7.8%)
10/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #4 - 6,482 (-5.5%)
11/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #5 - 6,334 (-2.2%)
12/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #6 - 6,025 (-4.9%)

Not really stabilizing, I hope this gets some time to do so.

243. Darkness (Image)

12/2007: Darkness #1 - 24,048
12/2008: Darkness #72 - 12,843
12/2009: -
12/2010: Darkness #87 - 6,960

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01/2011: Darkness #88 - 6,842 (-1.7%)
01/2011: Darkness #89 - 6,544 (-4.4%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Darkness #90 - 6,482 (-0.9%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Darkness #91 - 6,207 (-4.2%)
07/2011: Darkness #92 - 5,971 (-3.8%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Darkness #93 - 5,856 (-1.9%)
10/2011: Darkness #94 - 5,632 (-3.8%)
11/2011: Darkness #95 - 5,500 (-2.3%)
12/2011: Darkness #96 - 5,939 (+8.0%)

A nice increase, as the book heads towards #100 and David Hine coming onboard as writer.

248. Grimm Fairy Tales The Library (Zenescope)

09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales The Library #1 - 6,255
10/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales The Library #2 - 5,679 (-9.2%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales The Library #3 - 5,328 (-6.2%)

The drops slow a little.

249. PC Cast House of Night (Dark Horse)

11/2011: PC Cast House of Night #1 - 13,860
12/2011: PC Cast House of Night #2 - 5,315 (-61.6%)

That’s an awful drop, and it shipped in the middle of the month so that’s most of the sales.

250. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

12/2010: Bart Simpson Comics #57 - 5,622

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #58 - 5,478 (-2.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #59 - 5,490 (+2.2%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #60 - 5,589 (+1.8%)
07/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #61 - 5,502 (-1.6%)
08/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #62 - 5,462 (-0.7%)
09/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #63 - 5,475 (+0.2%)
10/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #64 - 5,451 (-0.4%)
11/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #65 - 5,402 (-0.9%)
12/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #66 - 5,303 (-1.8%)

Stable.

253. The Activity (Image)

12/2011: The Activity #1 - 5,269

A new spy book, with an unknown creative team, so this isn’t too bad I guess.

254. Magdalena (Image)

12/2010: -

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Magdalena #5 - 6,538 (-8.8%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Magdalena #6 - 6,325 (-3.3%)
06/2011: Magdalena #7 - 6,968 (+10.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2010: -
09/2011: Magdalena #8 - 6,551 (-6.0%)
10/2011: Magdalena #9 - 5,664 (-13.5%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Magdalena #10 - 5,226 (-7.7%)

I think this has been cancelled with issue 12.

255. 30 Days of Night (IDW)

05/2011: Night Again #1 - 8,472
06/2011: Night Again #2 - 7,055 (-16.7%)
07/2011: Night Again #3 - 5,730 (-18.8%)
08/2011: Night Again #4 - 5,157 (-10.0%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: 30 Days of Night Ongoing #1 - 8,326 (+61.5%)
11/2011: 30 Days of Night Ongoing #2 - 6,429 (-22.8%)
12/2011: 30 Days of Night Ongoing #3 - 5,092 (-20.8%)

This has now dropped below the level the last series ended on, which is a bit criminal for a Sam Kieth comic.

256. Elric: The Balance Lost (Boom!)

07/2011: The Balance Lost #1 - 9,893
08/2011: The Balance Lost #2 - 6,643 (-32.8%)
09/2011: The Balance Lost #3 - 6,345 (-4.4%)
10/2011: The Balance Lost #4 - 5,758 (-9.3%)
11/2011: The Balance Lost #5 - 5,409 (-6.1%)
12/2011: The Balance Lost #6 - 4,928 (-8.9%)

Showing no sign of settling down.

257. Savage Dragon (Image)

12/2010: Savage Dragon #167 - 4,790

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01/2011: Savage Dragon #168 - 4,880 (+1.9%)
02/2011: Savage Dragon #169 - 4,786 (-1.9%)
03/2011: Savage Dragon #170 - 4,853 (+1.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Savage Dragon #171 - 4,888 (+0.7%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Savage Dragon #172 - 4,717 (-3.5%)
08/2011: Savage Dragon #173 - 4,712 (-0.1%)
09/2011:
10/2011: Savage Dragon #174 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Savage Dragon #175 - 4,986 (???)
11/2011: Savage Dragon #176 - 4,583 (-8.1%)
12/2011: Savage Dragon #177 - 4,923 (+7.4%)

Finishing the year selling better than the start, a cheeky Osama Bin Laden cover spears to have brought some extra sales.

259. Cold War (IDW)

12/2010: Next Men #1 - 13,204

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01/2011: Next Men #2 - 8,882 (-32.7%)
02/2011: Next Men #3 - 8,568 (-3.5%)
03/2011: Next Men #4 - 8,395 (-2.0%)
04/2011: Next Men #5 - 8,525 (+1.5%)
05/2011: Next Men #6 - 8,387 (-1.6%)
06/2011: Next Men #7 - 8,090 (-3.5%)
07/2011: Next Men #8 - 7,817 (-3.4%)
08/2011: Next Men #9 - 7,651 (-2.1%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Cold War #1 - 7,934
11/2011: Cold War #2 - 5,881 (-25.9%)
12/2011: Cold War #3 - 4,708 (-20.0%)

I would think those are the lowest sales Byrne’s ever had for a book he created all by himself.

261. 68 (Sixty Eight) (Image)

04/2011: 68 #1 - 6,149
05/2011: 68 #2 - 5,553 (-9.7%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: - 68 #3 - 5,954 (+7.2%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011:  Hardship One-Shot - 5,051 (-15.2%)
12/2011: Jungle Jim One Shot - 4,627 (-8.4%)

Looks like the shine is off this book.

263. Kull (Dark Horse)

12/2010: The Hate Witch #2 - 6,745 (-24.2%)

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01/2011: The Hate Witch #3 - 6,290 (-6.7%)
02/2011: The Hate Witch #4 - 6,018 (-4.3%)
03-09/2011: -
10/2011: The Cat & The Skull #1 - 6,249 (+3.8%)
11/2011: The Cat & The Skull #2 - 5,186 (-17.0%)
12/2011: The Cat & The Skull #3 - 4,610 (-11.1%)

I believe Dark Horse are resting the title again after the next issue.

267. HP Lovecraft The Dunwich Horror (IDW)

10/2011: Dunwich Horror #1 - 5,802
11/2011: Dunwich Horror #2 - 4,906 (-15.4%)
12/2011: Dunwich Horror #3 - 4,445 (-9.4%)

Not great sales, but this will probably do well as a collection.

 269. Rachel Rising (Abstract)

12/2010: Echo #26 - 8,722 (+0.3%)

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01/2011: Echo #27 - 6,675 (-23.5%)
02/2011: Echo #28 - 7,995 (+19.8%)
03/2011: Echo #29 - 8,016 (+0.3%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Echo #30 - 8,340 (+4.0%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Rachel Rising #1 - 10,989 (+31.8%)
09/2011: Rachel Rising #2 - 8,189 (-25.5%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Rachel Rising #3 - 8,872 (+8.3%)
12/2011: Rachel Rising #4 - 4,331 (-51.2%)

Okay, well this is definitely a glitch. It’s not even on Diamond’s shipping list till January, so some copies must have gotten out early. Hopefully they’ll show up on next month’s chart.

270. Warehouse 13 (Dynamite)

08/2011: Warehouse 13 #1 - 5,380
09/2011: -
10/2011: Warehouse 13 #2 - ???? (???)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Warehouse 13 #3 - 4,280 (???)

It missed the chart last month (and there are a lot of these from here on), but overall seems to be holding out relatively well from the first issue.

271. Veronica (Archie)

12/2010: Veronica #204 - ???? (???)

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01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Veronica #205 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Veronica #206 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Veronica #207 - 5,913 (???)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Veronica #208 (Veronica presents Kevin Kellar #2 - 5,981 (+1.1%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Veronica #209 (Veronica presents Kevin Kellar #3 - ???? (???)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Veronica #210 (Veronica presents Kevin Kellar #3 - 4,228 (???)

Archie’s first gay lead character seems to have increased sales, watch out for a huge spike when he features in Archie’s first gay wedding issue in a couple of months time.

274. The Theater #1

10/2011: The Theater #1 - 5,469
11/2011: The Theater #2 - 4,374 (-20.0%)
12/2011: The Theater #3 - 3,984 (-8.9%)

An okay third issue drop.

277. Zorro Rides Again (Dynamite)

03/2011: Death of Zorro #1 - 9,220
04/2011: Death of Zorro #2 - 7,309 (-20.7%)
05/2011: Death of Zorro #3 - 7,187 (-1.7%)
06/2011: Death of Zorro #4 - 6,634 (-7.7%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Zorro Rides Again #1 - 6,569 (-1.0%)
08/2011: Zorro Rides Again #2 - 5,740 (-12.6%)
09/2011: Zorro Rides Again #3 - 5,274 (-8.1%)
10/2011: Zorro Rides Again #4 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Zorro Rides Again #5 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Zorro Rides Again #6 - 3,908 (???)

There’s another six issues of this to come, heaven knows how low sales will be by then.

279. War Goddess (Avatar)

08/2011: War Goddess #0 - 8,427
08/2011: War Goddess #1 - 5,789 (-31.3%)
09/2011: War Goddess #2 - ???? (???)
10/2011: War Goddess #3 - ???? (???)
11/2011: -
12/2011: War Goddess #4 - 3,842 (???)

This seems to have gone bi-monthly, and I suspect it hasn’t got much future.

280. Last of The Greats (Image)

10/2011: Last of The Greats #1 - 7,338
11/2011: Last of The Greats #2 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Last of The Greats #3 - 3,840 (???)

It’s dropped almost half it’s sales, probably a bit disappointing.

281. Atomic Robo (Red 5)

12/2010: Deadly Art of Science #2 - 3,880 (-11.0%)

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #3 - 3,791 (-2.3%)
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #4 - 3,653 (-3.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Deadly Art of Science #5 - 3,666 (+0.4%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Ghost of Station X #1 - 4,456 (+21.5%)
10/2011: Ghost of Station X #2 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Ghost of Station X #3 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Ghost of Station X #4 - 3,821 (???)

Although it’s mssed the chart the last couple of months it would appear that Atomic Robo is selling better than ever this series.

283. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time (Dynamite)

12/2010: Eye of the World #7 - 4,680 (-11.9%)

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01/2011: -
02/2011: Eye of the World #8 - 4,499 (-3.9%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Eye of the World #9 - 4,469 (-0.7%)
05/2011: Eye of the World #10 - 4,276 (-4.3%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Eye of the World #11 - 4,288 (+0.3%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Eye of the World #12 - 4,212 (-1.8%)
09/2011: Eye of the World #13 - 3,973 (-5.7%)
10/2011: Eye of the World #14 - ???? (???)
10/2011: Eye of the World #15 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Eye of the World #16 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Eye of the World #17 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Eye of the World #18 - 3,702 (???)

Although this has also missed the charts in the last couple of months, sales seem very stable.

284. Shonen Jump (Viz)

12/2010: Shonen Jump January 2011 - ???? (???)

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01/2011: Shonen Jump February 2011 - 2,809 (???)
02/2011: Shonen Jump March 2011 - 4,148 (+47.7%)
03/2011: Shonen Jump April 2011 #100 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Shonen Jump May 2011 - ???? (???)
05/2011: Shonen Jump June July 2011- 3,034 (???)
06/2011: Shonen Jump August 2011 - ???? (???)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Shonen Jump September 2011 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Shonen Jump October/ November 2011 - ???? (???)
10/2011: Shonen Jump December 2011 - ???? (???)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Shonen Jump January 2012 - 3,690 (???)

This has been cancelled as of the March 2012 issue, it would appear the much vaunted 200,000 subscribers have mostly vanished. It’s taking several of the more popular series into an online iteration.

285. The Occultist (Dark Horse)

11/2011: The Occultist #1 - 5,701
12/2011: The Occultist #2 - 3,645 (-36.1%)

Sort of predictable, this didn’t get a lot of promotion and is rather forgettable.

286. Key of Z (Boom!)

10/2011: Key of Z #1 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Key of Z #2 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Key of Z #3 - 3,636 (???)

Despite the impenetrability of writer Claudio Sanchez’s Coheed & Cambria tie-in comics, this was a really good zombie book, with some excellent artwork. It probably would have done better a few years ago, but hopefully will do well when collected.

287. Pigs (Image)

09/2011: Pigs #1 - 7,546
10/2011: Pigs #2 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Pigs #3 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Pigs #4 - 3,587 (???)

This isn’t doing too well at all, but to frank it’s a bit disappointing.

288. Blue Estate (Image)

04/2011: Blue Estate #1 – 5,926
05/2011: Blue Estate #2 – 5,694 (-3.9%)
06/2011: Blue Estate #3 – 5,323 (-6.5%)
07/2011: Blue Estate #4 – 4,950 (-7.0%)
07/2011: Blue Estate #5 – 4,514 (-8.8%)
08/2011: –
09/2011: –
10/2011: Blue Estate #6 – ???? (???)
11/2011: Blue Estate #7 – ???? (???)
12/2011: Blue Estate #8 – 3,538 (???)

I thought this was a miniseries, but it seems to keep going. Sadly Butcher Baker Righteous Maker, which launched at the same time, seems to have dropped off the map.

289. Monocyte (IDW)

11/2011: Monocyte #1 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Monocyte #2 - 3,508 (???)

A weird painted horror series that seems to be quite hard to read.

290. Extinction Seed (GG Studio)

10/2011 - Extinction Seed #0 - ????
11/2011: -
12/2011: Extinction Seed #1 - 3,473 (???)

This was brilliant – GG Studio had huge ads in the back of Extinction Seed #0, saying “Issue #1, Guaranted to Ship in November”, spelt exactly that way. And then it shipped in December.

291. Hawken (IDW)

11/2011: Hawken #1 - 4,941
12/2011: Hawken #2 - 3,360 (-32.0%)

Quite a bad second issue drop, but this was always going to be a niche project.

294. Samurai’s Blood (Image)

06/2011: Samurai’s Blood #1 - 7,312
07/2011: Samurai’s Blood #2 - 4,007 (-45.2%)
08/2011: Samurai’s Blood #3 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Samurai’s Blood #4 -3,412 (???)
10/2011: Samurai’s Blood #5 -???? (???)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Samurai’s Blood #6 - 3,206 (???)

Seems to be holding up okay at this level, even if it does seem to regularly miss the chart.

296. 7 Warriors (Boom)

11/2011: 7 Warriors #1 - 4,710
12/2011: 7 Warriors #2 - 3,191 (-32.2%)

Another pretty bad drop, but this is a reprint of a French comic, so probably pretty cheap to publish.

Knights of the Dinner Table (Kenzer Co)

12/2010: Knights of the Dinner Table #169 - ???? (???)

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01/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #170 - 1,623 (???)
02/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #171 - 3,436 (+111.7%)
03/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #172 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #173 - 3,408
05/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #174 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #175 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #176 - ???? (???)
08/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #177 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #178 - ???? (???)
10/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #179 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #180 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Knights of the Dinner Table #181 - 3,181 (???)

Obviously it’s very difficult to say anything much about the sales, but Jolly Blackburn’s RPG comic/ magazine has been going for a very long time now, so you’ve got to give him props.

298. Thought Bubble Anthology (Image)

12/2011: Thought Bubble Anthology #1 - 3,177

Produced to tie-in with the Leeds, UK convention Thought Bubble, this is a Wednesday Comics style anthology in that format, with creators such as Antony Johnson and Charlie Adlard joining some slightly more amateur local creators.

299. Blood Red Dragon (Image)

10/2011: Blood Red Dragon #0 - ????
11/2011: Blood Red Dragon #1 - 4,367 (???)
12/2011: Blood Red Dragon #2 - 3,127 (???)

This only has a print run of 5,000 copies, but doesn’t even seem to be selling that.

300. Near Death (Image)

09/2011: Near Death #1 - 5,922
10/2011: Near Death #2 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Near Death #3 - ???? (???)
12/2011: Near Death #4 - 3,105 (???)

I don’t really know anything about this series other than it’s written by Jay Faerber. Not doing too well though.

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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. Jennifer Blood is better now than when Ennis was writing it. That Ewing guy is good.

    The Activity is very good. It’s like what DC’s Blackhawks should have been and a worthy successor to The Losers. Lovely art too.

    More people need to be buying BPRD. Presumably a lot have jumped off to the trades.

    Baltimore’s second series was brilliant too.

  2. Buffy
    “Still dropping perilously fast, and well below the sales of the previous series. A little worrying.”

    Dark Horse did start selling digital issues around the time this series started–could it be that series drawing audiences that might otherwise not come to comic shops are more likely to lose physical sales?

    Case in point:

    Star Wars: Knight Errant
    “Probably the last series with these characters for the foreseeable future.”

    They must be getting sales somewhere, because a third series has already been announced.

  3. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Star Wars: Knight Errant
    “Probably the last series with these characters for the foreseeable future.”

    They must be getting sales somewhere, because a third series has already been announced.”

    Or they need to constantly sell a Star Wars book to pay for the licensing fee’s from Lucasfilm! :-P

  4. Mike Thompson says:

    Though the title is blah, The Activity was a nice surprise.

  5. Snikt Snakt says:

    “The fifteenth trade charts at the top of the graphic novel chart with astonishing sales of 21,844. Every single other Walking Dead collection with the exception of the fourth and sixth hardcovers chart as well, including both omnibi and the compendium.”

    Holy COW, that’s incredible!!! :-O

    Good job, Kirkman & Adlard.

    I wish the sales on IDW’s Dungeons & Dragons title were better, its really a great book! :-(

  6. Which means that the WALKING DEAD paperback collections now outsell the highest-selling Vertigo comic-book series by 4,000 units.

  7. “Or they need to constantly sell a Star Wars book to pay for the licensing fee’s from Lucasfilm! :-P

    Only makes it all the more important that the books make money…

    But I believe Knight Errant writer John Jackson Miller has mentioned that TP’s of his previous Star Wars series, Knights of the Old Republic, have over the years outsold the single issues. Perhaps that gives Dark Horse confidence in this book or even all Star Wars books.

    (Getting Knight Errant digitally myself.)

  8. Justin H. says:

    Nice to see the little bump up for Transformers (well, at least for TDoOP). I hope that translates well for the ongoings and, more importantly, Regeneration One later this year.

  9. no008 says:

    The main Red Sonja title at Dynamite are a complete mess scheduling wise. Only from the genius mind of one Eric Trautmann. This is benefiting the book in some cases with up and down sales from issue to issue due to filling in late orders for the delays and the inflated 5 variant covers per issue.

  10. BiffordMichael says:

    Was there no “Morning Glories” in this month or did I just miss it?!?

  11. James says:

    I’ll be picking up Severed in trade. Snyder is too good to miss out on. But as a mini, I’d rather read it all in one sitting. And if I’m lucky, it might end up being a bit cheaper too! ;)

    Nice to see the Hellraiser drops decreasing. Thats a great series.

    More people need to check out the Planet of the Apes series! I don’t want it axed any time soon! :)

  12. IIRC, Knights of the Dinner Table gets a good deal of its sales through non-Diamond channels (e.g. game distributors).

  13. PeterCSM730 says:

    “12/2011: Voltron #1 – 15,001

    Pretty much unknown in the UK, this is a great first issue figure, although I’m not sure how well it’ll hold up in the long run.”

    Do the UK sales affect these figures? I loved the part about Extinction Seed! At least they got the title of the book right.

    I looked through a couple issues of Near Death and think it’s about an ex-hitman trying to protect innocent people for fear of going to Hell when he dies after having a vision while being operated on.

    I’ll have to check out The Activity. Lot of endorsements on here. I remember seeing it when it first came out but can’t remember much about it.

  14. Yikes, sub 5000 copies for a Byrne comic. I guess I’m not particularly upset about Byrne no longer being a name (though I love his work and want to see more of it) but Cold War is the kind of book I think most people have in mind when they lament the Superhero domination of the charts. And with numbers like 5000 copies, it won’t dominate the chart, it will be the only stuff on the chart. (Ok, maybe a bit doomsday.)

    The world is so fully realized, I really think it would resonate with fans of say Ian Fleming, historical fiction, war fiction or period pieces. It’s an adult story, well thought out and drawn.

    Ahh well, I’m not gushing too much. It’s a pretty good book, but most importantly, it’s something really outside the mainstream. And, kaput.

  15. Paul Mellerick says:

    BiffordMichael – No, Morning Glories in December, I think it shipped the first week of January.

    PeterCSM730 – No, UK sales aren’t included here, but I’m in the UK, and Voltron was never really shown over here. I was just saying…

    Everyone who mentioned Knight Errant – I’m surprised it’s getting a third series with those sales, but I really enjoyed the KoTOR series myself, so I’m not too surprised Miller’s books do well in trade. I only read the first issue of this, it didn’t hook me, so I should probably go back and give it another look.

  16. Paul Mellerick says:

    Sorry, misplaced comma in that first line, it should say “No Morning Glories in December…”.

  17. PeterCSM730 says:

    @Paul Mellerick: That’s interesting. I guess you guys also missed out on the lead-based toys as well?

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