Indie Month-to-Month Sales: February 2011

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walking1 Indie Month to Month Sales: February 2011
The Walking Dead finally becomes the top selling non Marvel/DC book in the direct market, the second True Blood book from IDW debuts lower than I’d have expected, the Garth Ennis written Jennifer Blood launches from Dynamite, and Dark Horse launches another Conan series.

Image had a dollar share of 5.31% and a unit share of 4.80%, Dark Horse had a dollar share of 5.26% and a unit share of 3.49%, IDW had a dollar share of 4.60% and a unit share of 4.14%, and Dynamite had a dollar share of 3.60% and a unit share of 3.14%.

I’ve listed every “indie” book in the top 200, every Image, Dark Horse, and IDW book (ie. “the front of Previews”) that made the charts, and a selection of others.

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

45. The Walking Dead (Image) 
02/2007: The Walking Dead #35 - 21,391
02/2008: The Walking Dead #46 - 22,870
02/2009: The Walking Dead #58 – 22,720
02/2010: The Walking Dead #70 - 23,999
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03/2010: -
04/2010: The Walking Dead #71 - 24,567 (+2.4%)
05/2010: The Walking Dead #72 - 25,182 (+2.5%)
06/2010: The Walking Dead #73 - 25,645 (+1.8%)
07/2010: The Walking Dead #74 - 25,468 (-0.7%)
07/2010: The Walking Dead #75 - 28,667 [33,079] (+29.9%)
08/2010: The Walking Dead #76 - 26,553 (-19.7%)
09/2010: The Walking Dead #77 - 27,448 (+3.4%)
10/2010: The Walking Dead #78 - 27,947 (+1.8%)
11/2010: The Walking Dead #79 - 28,971 (+3.7%)
12/2010: -
01/2010: The Walking Dead #80 - 29,526 (+1.9%)
02/2010: The Walking Dead #81 - 30,750  (+4.1%)
                               6 month (+15.8%)
                               1 year (+28.1%)
                               2 year (+35.3%)
                               3 year (+34.5%)
                               4 year (+43.8%)

This is the first time that The Walking Dead has been the best selling non Marvel/DC book distributed to direct market comic book shops by Diamond. (Well, there was a $1 version of issue one that charted this high, but I don’t think the numbers for that issue were accurate).

The success of this book really is phenomenal and sales continue to go up almost every single month regardless of new storylines (this issue is part two). This is almost unheard of in the industry, and means that stores are consistently selling out.

Even if this book suddenly became like almost every other comic released in the industry and started reporting a 1-3% drop every issue it would still make it to at least issue 150.

The trade paperback collections also sell amazingly well, with volume one selling almost 6000 copies to comic book shops in the first two months of this year. Last year it sold over 77,000 copies in comic and bookshops.
A second series of the TV show is set to come out this fall, and will probably encourage sales even more.

91. True Blood (IDW) 
07/2010: True Blood #1 - 30,296 [38,062]
08/2010: True Blood #2 - 26,419 [37,218] (-2.2%)
09/2010: True Blood #3 - 24,254 [34,898] (-6.2%)
10/2010: True Blood #4 - 32,964 (-5.5%)
11/2010: True Blood #5 - 22,154 [26,361] (-20.0%)
12/2010: True Blood #6 - 21,297 [25,556] (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #1 – 19,824 (-22.4%)
				6 month (-46.7%)

I’m a little surprised that this sold so poorly compared to the previous volume considering the number of reprints and reorders it had. It did ship in the last week of the month, so sales could have slipped to March. I think there are four different covers. The hardcover of the first volume had first month sales of 2,284 copies this month.

95. The Boys (Dynamite)
02/2008: The Boys #15 - 28,347
02/2009: The Boys #27 - 25,982
02/2010: The Boys #39 - 21,905
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03/2010: The Boys #40 - 22,022 (+0.5%)
04/2010: The Boys #41 - 21,552 (-2.1%)
05/2010: The Boys #42 - 21,479 (-0.3%)
06/2010: The Boys #43 - 21,390 (-0.4%)
07/2010: The Boys #44 - 21,270 (-0.6%)
08/2010: The Boys #45 - 21,041 (-1.1%)
09/2010: The Boys #46 - 20,789 (-1.2%)
10/2010: The Boys #47 - 20,198 (-2.8%)
11/2010: The Boys #48 - 20,004 (-1.0%)
12/2010: The Boys #49 - 19,582 (-2.1%)
01/2011: The Boys #50 - 19,293 (-1.5%)
02/2011: The Boys #51 - 18,728  (-2.9%)
                               6 month (-11.0%)
                               1 year (-14.5%)
                               2 year (-27.9%)
                               3 year (-33.9%)

Standard decline.

96, 115. Spawn (Image) 
02/2006: Spawn #153 - 26,884
02/2007: -
02/2008: Spawn #175 - 22,338
02/2009: Spawn #189 - 21,079
02/2010: -
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03/2010: Spawn #196 - 18,893 (+2.3)
04/2010: -
05/2010: Spawn #197 - 18,361 (-2.8%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Spawn #198 - 17,985 (-2.0%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Spawn #199 - 18,076 (+0.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
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%)
                                6 month (n.a.)
                                1 year (n.a.)
                                2 year (-26.1%)
                                3 year (-30.3%)
                                4 year (n.a.)
                                5 year (-42.1%)

Two issues this month as the book tries to get back on schedule. The massive drop for issue 203 could be because it also shipped in the last week of the month.

101. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)
02/2007: Star Wars Legacy #8 - 33,533
02/2008: Star Wars Legacy #19 - 30,953
02/2009: Star Wars Legacy #33 - 25,389
02/2010: Star Wars Legacy #45 - 20,100
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03/2010: Star Wars Legacy #46 - 19,790 (-1.5%)
04/2010: Star Wars Legacy #47 - 20,022 (+1.2%)
05/2010: Star Wars Legacy #48 - 19,954 (-0.3%)
06/2010: Star Wars Legacy #49 - 19,911 (-0.2%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Star Wars Legacy #50 - 20,666 (+3.8%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Star Wars Legacy: War #1 - 19,785 (-4.3%)
01/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #2 - 17,847 (-9.8%)
02/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #3 - 17,697 (-0.8%)
                               6 month (-14.4%)
                               1 year (-12.0%)
                               2 year (-30.3%)
                               3 year (-42.8%)
                               4 year (-47.2%)

This six issue miniseries seems to mark the end of the Legacy story.

104. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)
02/2011: Jennifer Blood #1 - 17,413

New Garth Ennis series. This issue has eight different covers.

106. Hellboy (Dark Horse) 
03/2010: -
04/2010: -
05/2010: Hellboy in Mexico Or, A Drunken Blur - 22,569 (+8.7%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: The Storm #1 - 20,404 (-9.6%)
08/2010: The Storm #2 - 19,070 (-6.5%)
09/2010: The Storm #3 - 18,602 (-2.5%)
10/2010: Beasts of Burden/Hellboy oneshot - 17,618 (-5.3%)
11/2010: Double Feature of Evil - 20,436 (+16.0%)
12/2010: Sleeping & Dead #1 - 19,360 (-5.3%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Sleeping & Dead #2 - 17,160 (-11.4%)
                                6 month (-10.0%)

Second part of a two part miniseries. Hellboy has not had an issue out in February in the previous five years.

107. Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command (Dark Horse)
01/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #1 - 18,654
02/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #2 - 17,115 (-8.3%)

Five issue miniseries. That’s a good second issue drop.

110. Vampirella (Dynamite) 
11/2010: Vampirella #1 - 29,215
12/2010: -
01/2011: Vampirella #2 - 17,531 (-40.0%)
02/2011: Vampirella #3 - 16,366 (-6.6%)

Settling down. There are eight covers.

118. Invincible (Image)
02/2006: Invincible #28 - 12,147
02/2007: Invincible #39 - 13,298
02/2008: Invincible #48 - 14,317
02/2009: Invincible #59 - 13,946
02/2010: Invincible #70 - 14,953
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03/2010: -
04/2010: Invincible Returns #1 - 19,933 (+33.3%)
04/2010: Invincible #71 - 18,996 (-4.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Invincible #72 - 15,689 (-17.4%)
06/2010: Invincible #73 - 15,340 (-2.2%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Invincible #74 - 15,735 (+2.6%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: Invincible #75 - 17,029 (+8.2%)
12/2010: Invincible #76 - 15,577 (-8.5%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Invincible #77 - 15,515 (-0.4%)
                6 month (-1.4%)
                1 year (+3.8%)
                2 year (+11.3%)
                3 year (+8.4%)
                4 year (+16.7%)
                5 year (+27.7%)

Stable. The multi-year comparisons are impressive.

119. Haunt (Image) 
02/2010: Haunt #5 - 22,454
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03/2010: Haunt #6 - 20,489 (-8.8%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: Haunt #7 - 20,005 (-2.4%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Haunt #8 - 19,242 (-3.8%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Haunt #9 - 17,894 (-7.0%)
10/2010: Haunt #10 - 17,309 (-3.3%)
11/2010: Haunt #11 - 16,658 (-3.8%)
12/2010: Haunt #12 - 16,175 (-2.9%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Haunt #13 – 15,413 (-4.7%)
                               6 month (n.a.)
                               1 year (-31.4%)

Still doing pretty well. Volume 2 had first month sales of 2,622 this month.

126. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite) 
10/2010: Warlord of Mars #1 - 36,927
11/2010: Warlord of Mars #2 - 16,991 (-54.4%)
12/2010: Warlord of Mars #3 - 14,710 (-13.4%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Warlord of Mars #4 - 14,780 (+0.5%)

The increase is probably due to advance reorders since the book is late. Still, a good sign for the series. Seven covers.

130. King Conan (Dark Horse)
02/2011: Scarlet Citadel #1 - 13,935

The creative team behind the Conan the Cimmerian launch a four issue miniseries set later in Conan’s life.

133. Angel (IDW)
02/2006: Old Friends #3 (of 5) - 13,057
02/2007: Auld Lang Syne #4 - 6,371
02/2008: After the Fall #4 - 48,407
02/2009: After the Fall #17 - 32,842
02/2010: Angel #30 - 11,044 [19,394]
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03/2010: Angel #31 - 18,538 (-4.4%)
04/2010: Angel #32 - 17,942 (-3.2%)
05/2010: Angel #33 - 17,521 (-2.3%)
06/2010: Angel #34 - 17,467 (-0.3%)
07/2010: Angel #35 - 16,664 (-4.6%)
08/2010: Angel #36 - 16,016 (-3.9%)
09/2010: Angel #37 - 15,865 (-0.9%)
10/2010: Angel #38 - 15,115 (-4.7%)
11/2010: Angel #39 - 14,449 (-4.4%)
12/2010: Angel #40 - 14,182 (-1.8%)
01/2011: Angel #41 - 13,566 (-4.3%)
02/2011: Angel #42 - 13,136  (-3.2%)
                               6 month (-18.0%)
                               1 year (-32.3%)
                               2 year (-60.0%)
                               3 year (-72.8%)
                               4 year (+106.2%)
                               5 year (+0.6%)

Two issues left! Dark Horse’s new title “Angel and Faith” is due to launch in August.

136, 143, 144, 158. Infestation (IDW) 
01/2011: Infestation #1 - 16,743
02/2011: Transformers Infestation #1 - 12,961 (-22.6%)
02/2011: Transformers Infestation #2 - 11,969 (-7.7%)
02/2011: Star Trek Infestation #1 - 12,090
02/2011: Star Trek Infestation #2 - 10,906 (-9.8%)

This is IDW’s big “not really a crossover” event. Next month there are two more two issue miniseries, those ones featuring GI Joe and Ghostbusters. Putting out both issues of each mini in the same month seems to have paid off for IDW as the second issue drops are both quite low.

138. Star Wars Knight Errant Aflame (Dark Horse)
10/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #1 - 18,363
11/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #2 - 14,956 (-18.6%)
12/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #3 - 13,963 (-6.6%)
01/2011: Knight Errant Aflame #4 - 13,101 (-6.2%)
02/2011: Knight Errant Aflame #5 - 12,803 (-2.3%)

Five issue miniseries featuring a new, female Jedi. The drops on this one haven’t been too good, but it levelled out for the final issue.

140. Green Hornet (Dynamite) 
03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1 - 54,122
03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #2 - 32,866  [36,004] (-33.5%)
04/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 - 29,552 (-17.9%)
05/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #4 - 26,292 (-11.0%)
06/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #5 - 23,841 (-9.3%)
07/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #6 - 22,024 (-7.6%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #7 - 20,880 (-5.2%)
09/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Annual #1 - 14,564 (-30.2%)
10/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #8 - 19,442 (+33.5%)
11/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #9 - 17,894 (-8.0%)
11/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #10 - 17,753 (-0.8%)
12/2010: Green Hornet #11 - 14,771 (-16.8%)
01/2011: Green Hornet #12 - 13,913 (-5.8%)
02/2011: Green Hornet #13 - 12,503 (-10.1%)
                                        6 month (n.a.)

Green hornet really shows that if you launch high enough you can survive big drops for a long time.

145. Spongebob Comics (Bongo)
02/2011: Spongebob Comics #1 - 11,814

This is Bongo’s most successful comic in the direct market in ages, though I believe they are just distributing it for United Plankton Features as their name doesn’t appear on the cover. This means that this comic is probably also available on newsstands and whatever other markets to which Bongo sells their Simpsons comics.

149. BPRD (Dark Horse)
02/2008: 1946 #2 - 16,213
02/2009: Black Goddess #2 (of 5) - 15,120
02/2010: King of Fear #2 - 13,123
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03/2010: King of Fear #3 - 12,874 (-1.9%)
04/2010: King of Fear #4 - 12,480 (-3.1%)
05/2010: King of Fear #5 - 12,519 (+0.3%)
06/2010: Abe Sapien: Abysmal Plain #1 - 13,010 (+3.9%)
07/2010: Abe Sapien: Abysmal Plain #2 - 11,805 (-9.3%)
08/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #1 - 13,563 (+14.9%)
09/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #2 - 12,717 (-6.2%)
10/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #3 - 12,402 (-2.5%)
11/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #4 - 11,882 (-4.2%)
12/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #5 - 11,528 (-3.0%)
01/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #1 - 12,820 (+11.2%)
02/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #2 - 11,585 (-9.6%)
                6 month (-14.6%)
                1 year (-11.7%)
                2 year (-23.4%)
                3 year (-28.5%)

The overall trend is downwards.

150. Witchfinder (Dark Horse)
02/2011: Lost & Gone Forever #1 - 11,404

The final issue of the previous miniseries came out in November 2009, and had first month sales of 10,926 copies.

152. Archie (Archie)
02/2007: Archie #573 - 2,453
02/2008: Archie #582 - 2,483
02/2009: -
02/2010: Archie #606 - 15,127
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03/2010: Archie #607 - 5,013 (-66.9%)
04/2010: Archie #608 - 5,224 (+4.2%)
05/2010: Archie #609 - 4,848 (-7.2%)
06/2010: Archie #610 - 5,180 (+6.8%)
07/2010: Archie #611 - 4,796 (-7.4%)
08/2010: Archie #612 - 4,530 (-5.5%)
09/2010: Archie #613 - ???? (???)
10/2010: Archie #614 - 4,072 (???)
11/2010: Archie #615 - 3,944 (-3.1%)
12/2010: Archie #616 - 10,885 [12,251] (+210.6%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Archie #617 - 11,358 (-7.3%)
			6 month (+150.7%)
			1 year (-24.9%)
			2 year (n.a.)
			3 year (+357.4%)
			4 year (+363.0%)

Part two of the storyline featuring Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

155. Morning Glories (Image) 
08/2010: Morning Glories #1 - 8,687 [14,104]
09/2010: Morning Glories #2 - 8,265 (-41.4%)
10/2010: Morning Glories #3 - 11,258 (+36.2%)
11/2010: Morning Glories #4 - 11,292 (+0.3%)
12/2010: Morning Glories #5 - 11,193 (-0.9%)
01/2011: Morning Glories #6 - 10,795 (-3.6%)
02/2011: Morning Glories #7 - 11,037 (+2.2%)
				6 month (-21.7%)

The second story arc sees an increase in sales. Meanwhile volume one of the collected edition was the second best selling title this month, with sales of 5,063.

156. Lady Death (Avatar)
12/2010: Lady Death #0 - 15,665
01/2011: Lady Death #1 - 14,023 (-10.5%)
02/2011: Lady Death #2 - 11,033 (-21.3%)

Fairly standard second issue drop. There are three covers.

162. Hack Slash (Image) 
02/2006: Land of Lost Toys #3 (Devil’s Due) - 4,040
02/2007: -
02/2008: Hack Slash #9 (Devil’s Due) - 5,661
02/2009: Hack Slash #20 (Devil’s Due) - 5,141
02/2010: -
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03/2010: Hack Slash #30 (Devil’s Due) - 5,647 (-4.9%)
04/2010: Hack Slash #31 (Devil’s Due) - 5,566 (-1.4%)
04/2010: Hack Slash #32 (Devil’s Due) - 5,344 (-4.0%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #1 - 9,270 (+66.5%)
07/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #2 - 7,803 (-15.8%)
08/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #3 - 7,881 (+1.0%)
09/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #4 - 8,177 (+3.8%)
10/2010: Hack Slash Annual 2010 - 8,149 (-0.3%)
11/2010: Hack Slash Trailers Part 2 - 5,887 (-27.8%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Hack Slash: Me Without You - 7,496 (+27.3%)
02/2011: Hack Slash #1 - 10,553 (+40.8%)
                        6 month (+33.9%)
                        1 year (n.a.)
                        2 year (+105.3%)
                        3 year (+86.4%)
                        4 year (n.a.)
                        5 year (+161.2%)

The increase for the first issue of this new, ongoing series seems to be strictly because of more interest in the title as both this and the previous Image number one both had two covers.
The collection of My First Maniac came out in January and sold 2,182 copies in the first two months of the year.

164, 172. GI Joe (IDW) 
02/2006: America’s Elite #8 (Devil’s Due) - 18,745
02/2007: America’s Elite #20 (Devil’s Due) - 15,793
02/2008: America’s Elite #32 (Devil’s Due) - 14,651
02/2009: GI Joe #2 – 23,641
02/2010: -
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03/2010: GI Joe #15 – 13,607 (-3.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe #16 – 13,288 (-2.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe #17 – 13,129 (-1.2%)
05/2010: GI Joe #18 – 12,776 (-2.7%)
06/2010: GI Joe #19 – 12,849 (+0.6%)
07/2010: GI Joe #20 - 12,599 (-1.9%)
08/2010: GI Joe #21 - 12,264 (-2.7%)
09/2010: GI Joe #22 - 11,887 (-3.1%)
10/2010: GI Joe #23 - 11,531 (-3.0%)
11/2010: GI Joe #24 - 10,985 (-4.7%)
12/2010: GI Joe #25 - 10,641 (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: GI Joe #26 - 10,323 (-3.0%)
02/2011: GI Joe #27 - 10,102 (-2.1%)
                6 month (-17.6%)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (-57.3%)
                3 year (-31.0%)
                4 year (-36.0%)
                5 year (-46.1%)

Final issue.

165. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)
02/2009: All Hail Megatron #7 - 11,832
02/2010: Transformers Ongoing #4 - 12,221
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03/2010: Transformers Ongoing #5 - 11,994 (-1.9%)
04/2010: Transformers Ongoing #6 - 12,171 (+1.5%)
05/2010: Transformers Ongoing #7 - 11,932 (-2.0%)
06/2010: Transformers Ongoing #8 - 12,360 (+3.6%)
07/2010: Transformers Ongoing #9 - 12,369 (+0.1%)
08/2010: Transformers Ongoing #10 - 11,951 (-3.4%)
09/2010: Transformers Ongoing #11 - 11,582 (-3.1%)
10/2010: Transformers Ongoing #12 - 11,166 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Transformers Ongoing #13 - 10,998 (-1.5%)
12/2010: Transformers Ongoing #14 - 10,573 (-3.9%)
01/2011: Transformers Ongoing #15 - 10,159 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #16 - 10,265 (+1.0%)
                               6 month (-1.4%)
                               1 year (-16.1%)
                               2 year (-13.2%)

An increase in sales, however small, is always welcome. Can’t see any immediate reason for it though.

166. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)
07/2010: Real American Hero #156 - 15,795
08/2010: Real American Hero #157 - 14,263 (-9.7%)
09/2010: Real American Hero #158 - 13,197 (-7.5%)
10/2010: Real American Hero #159 - 12,309 (-6.7%)
11/2010: Real American Hero #160 - 11,544 (-6.2%)
12/2010: Real American Hero #161 - 11,125 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Real American Hero #162 - 10,516 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Real American Hero #163 - 10,262 (-2.4%)

Standard drop.

169, 170. Crossed (Avatar) 
02/2010: -
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03/2010: Crossed #9 - 12,374 (-3.0%)
04/2010: Crossed Family Values #1 - 10,704 (-13.5%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Crossed Family Values #2 - 10,165 (-5.0%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Crossed Family Values #3 - 10,317 (+1.5%)
09/2010: Crossed Family Values #4 - 9,927 (-3.8%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Crossed Family Values #5 - 9,628 (-3.0%)
12/2010: Crossed Family Values #6 - 9,908 (+2.9%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Crossed Family Values #7 - 10,217 (+3.1%)
02/2011: Crossed Psychopath #1 - 10,182 (-0.3%)
                6 month (-1.3%)
                1 year (n.a.)

The Family values series was expanded from six to seven issues, and sales go up for the final issue, as happens fairy frequently when Avatar books run late.
Pyschopath is also written by David Lapham, so I’m a little surprised that issue one didn’t do better considering how consistent the last series was. However, it also shipped the last week of the month, so some copies might have slipped to April.

173. Irredeemable (Boom)      
02/2010: Irredeemable #11 - 12,912
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03/2010: Irredeemable #12 - 13,058 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Irredeemable Special #1 - 12,411 (-5.0%)
05/2010: Irredeemable #13 - 12,784 (+3.0)
06/2010: Irredeemable #14 - 12,608 (-1.4%)
07/2010: Irredeemable #15 - 12,442 (-1.3%)
08/2010: Irredeemable #16 - 12,106 (-2.7%)
09/2010: Irredeemable #17 - 11,818 (-2.4%)
10/2010: Irredeemable #18 - 11,398 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Irredeemable #19 - 11,102 (-2.6%)
12/2010: Irredeemable #20 - 10,406 (-6.3%)
01/2011: Irredeemable #21 - 10,247 (-1.5%)
02/2011: Irredeemable #22 - 10,025 (-2.2%)
                               6 month (-17.2%)
                               1 year (-22.4%)

Standard drop.

174. Witchblade (Image) 
02/2006: Witchblade #95 - 14,578
02/2007: -
02/2008: Witchblade #115 - 15,326
02/2009: Witchblade #124 -12,576
02/2010: -
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03/2010: Witchblade #135 - 11,935 (-3.9%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: Witchblade #136 - 10,649 (-10.8%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: Witchblade #137 - 10,696 (+0.4%)
08/2010: Witchblade Due Process One Shot - 8,255 (-22.8%)
09/2010: Witchblade #138 - 10,521 (+27.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Witchblade #139 - 10,113 (-3.9%)
12/2010: Witchblade #140 - 11,172 (+10.5%)
01/2011: Witchblade #141 - 9,768 (-12.6%)
02/2011: Witchblade #142 - 9,803 (+0.4%)
                        6 month (-8.3%)
                        1 year (n.a.)
                        2 year (-22.1%)
                        3 year (-36.0%)
                        4 year (n.a.)
                        5 year (-32.8%)

Part three of a storyline, so it looks as though the book has stabilized.

175. Spawn Architects of Fear (Image)
02/2011: Architects of Fear One Shot - 9,763

This $6.99 one shot was originally solicited for September 2007, I wonder what happened.

176. Dungeons and Dragons (IDW) 
08/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #0 - 23,657
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #1 - 15,462 (-34.6%)
12/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #2 - 11,623 (-24.8%)
01/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #3 - 10,112 (-13.0%)
02/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #4 - 9,761 (-3.5%)

Standard drop.

181. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope) 
02/2006: Grimm Fairy Tales #3 - 3,668
02/2007: Grimm Fairy Tales #11 - 5,206
02/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #21 - 9,140
02/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #34 - 9,426
02/2010: Short Story Collection - 4,719
=====
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #44 - 8,824 (-13.9%)
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #45 - 8,916 (+1.0%)
04/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #46 - 8,694 (-2.5%)
05/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual Las Vegas - 8,462 (-2.7%)
06/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #47 - 8,721 (+3.2%)
06/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #48 - 10,011 (+14.8%)
07/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #49 - 9,594 (-4.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #50 - 13,931 (+45.2%)
10/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #51 - 8,343 (-40.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #52 - 7,903 (-5.3)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #53 - 9,146 (+15.7%)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #54 - 7,886 (-13.8%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #55 – 8,897 (+12.8%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (+88.5%)
                2 year (-5.6%)
                3 year (-2.7%)
		4 year (+70.9%)
		5 year (+142.6%)

The variant cover is back and sales go up by about a thousand. This title is really good at showing how important a variant cover can be for sales.

182. Magnus Robot Fighter (Dark Horse) 
08/2010: Magnus Robot Fighter #1 - 17,729
09/2010: -
10/2010: Magnus Robot Fighter #2 - 11,168 (-37.0%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Magnus Robot Fighter #3 - 8,890 (-20.4%)

Originally supposed to be out in October, this entire line is dropping off people’s radars fast. A proposed Doctor Spektor series hasn’t been solicited yet, and at this point I don’t know if it will.

184. Fathom Blue Descent (Aspen) 
05/2010: Fathom Blue Descent #0 - 10,731
06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Fathom Blue Descent #1 - 12,178 (+13.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Fathom Blue Descent #2 - 8,588 (-29.5%)

Fairly standard second issue drop.

185. Next Men (IDW)
12/2010: Next Men #1 - 13,204
01/2011: Next Men #2 - 8,882 (-32.7%)
02/2011: Next Men #3 - 8,568 (-3.5%)

According to posts made by John Byrne on his forum sales went up for issues three and four. This isn’t reflected here, but could be true based either on advanced reorders which didn’t ship, or orders outside of North America.

186. Last Phantom (Dynamite)
08/2010: Last Phantom #1 - 12,887
09/2010: -
10/2010: Last Phantom #2 - 9,859 (-23.5%)
11/2010: Last Phantom #3 - 9,157 (-7.1%)
12/2010:-
01/2011: -
02/2011: Last Phantom #4 - 8,543 (-6.7%)

Running late, which isn’t helping the drops I’m sure.

187. Green Hornet Year One (Dynamite)
03/2010: Green Hornet Year One #1 - 21,330
04/2010: Green Hornet Year One #2 - 16,355 (-23.3%)
05/2010: Green Hornet Year One #3 - 13,954 (-14.7%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Green Hornet Year One #4 - 12,524 (-10.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Green Hornet Year One #5 - 11,208 (-10.5%)
10/2010: Green Hornet Year One #6 - 10,647 (-5.0%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Green Hornet Year One #7 - 9,455 (-11.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Green Hornet Year One #8 - 8,503 (-10.1%)
                                6 month (n.a.)

More huge drops for a Green Hornet title! Matt Wagner is off the book at issue 12, but apparently there are plans for a “year two” series.

190. Incorruptible (Boom) 
02/2010: Incorruptible #3 - 11,860
======
03/2010: Incorruptible #4 - 11,749 (-0.9%)
04/2010: Incorruptible #5 - 3,642 [11,542] (-1.8%)
05/2010: Incorruptible #6 - 11,517 (-0.2%)
06/2010: Incorruptible #7 - 11,091 (-3.7%)
07/2010: Incorruptible #8 - 10,947 (-1.3%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Incorruptible #9 - 10,646 (-2.7%)
10/2010: Incorruptible #10 - 10,314 (-3.1%)
10/2010: Incorruptible #11 - 9,844 (-4.6%)
11/2010: Incorruptible #12 - 9,403 (-4.5%)
12/2010: Incorruptible #13 - 8,701 (-7.5%)
01/2011: Incorruptible #14 - 8,512 (-2.2%)
02/2011: Incorruptible #15 - 8,252 (-3.1%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (-3.0%)

Standard drop.

191. Terry Moore’s Echo (Abstract)
02/2009: Echo #9 - 5,924
02/2010: -
=====
03/2010: Echo #20 - 9,378 (-4.2%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: Echo #21 - 6,611 (-29.5%)
06/2010: Echo #22 - 9,277 (+40.3%)
07/2010: Echo #23 - 8,998 (-3.0%)
08/2010: Echo #24 - 4,486 (-50.1%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: Echo #25 - 8,694 (+93.8%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Echo #26 - 8,722 (+0.3%)
01/2011: Echo #27 - 6,675 (-23.5%)
02/2011: Echo #28 - 7,995 (+19.8%)

The missing issues from last month don’t show up this time. This series is ending with issue 30, and then Terry Moore is launching a new ongoing horror series called Rachel Rising in July.

192. Spike (IDW) 
06/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #1 - 12,057
07/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #2 - 10,145 (-15.9%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #3 - 9,060 (-12.8%)
09/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #4 - 8,593 (-5.2%)
10/2010: Spike #1 - 12,044 (+40.2%)
11/2010: Spike #2 - 9,262 (-23.1%)
12/2010: Spike #3 - 8,611 ( -7.0%)
01/2010: Spike #4 - 8,135 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Spike #5 - 7,992 (-1.8%)
                        6 month (n.a.)

Ending at issue eight when the license goes back to Dark Horse.

194. Metalocalypse Dethklok (Dark Horse)
10/2010: Metalocalypse Dethklok #1 - 12,358
11/2010: -
12/2010: Metalocalypse Dethklok #2 - 8,758 (-29.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Metalocalypse Dethklok #3 – 7,952 (-9.2%)

Three issue miniseries based on the cartoon.

195. Mass Effect (Dark Horse) 
01/2011: Evolution #1 – 8,944
02/2011: Evolution #2 - 7,825 (-12.5%)

Video game adaptation.

197. Doctor Solar Man of the Atom (Dark Horse) 
07/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #1 - 22,630
08/2010: -
09/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #2 - 13,715 (-39.3%)
10/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #3 - 10,115 (-26.2%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #4 - 8,677 (-14.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011:  Doctor Solar Man of the Atom  #5 - 7,778 (-10.4%)

Running late, and that drop isn’t good at this point.

199. Queen Sonja (Dynamite) 
02/2010: Queen Sonja #4 - 10,766
=====
03/2010: Queen Sonja #5 - 10,393 (-3.5%)
04/2010: Queen Sonja #6 - 9,800 (-5.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Queen Sonja #7 - 9,879 (+0.8%)
07/2010: Queen Sonja #8 - 9,438 (-4.5%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Queen Sonja #9 - 9,176 (-2.7)
09/2010: Queen Sonja #10 - 8,975 (-2.2%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Queen Sonja #11 - 8,502 (-5.3%)
12/2010: Queen Sonja #12 - 8,231 (-3.2%)
01/2011: Queen Sonja #13 - 7,889 (-4.2%)
02/2011: Queen Sonja #14 - 7,636 (-3.2%)
                        6 Month (n.a.)
                        1 year (-29.1%)

Standard drop.

200. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)
02/2006: Sonic #159 - 7,263
02/2007: Sonic #172 - 6,895
02/2008: Sonic #185 - 6,814
02/2009: Sonic #197 - 6,926
02/2010: Sonic #209 - 7,819
=====
03/2010: Sonic #210 - 7,925 (+1.4%)
03/2010: Sonic #211 - 7,786 (-1.8%)
04/2010: Sonic #212 - 7,973 (+2.4%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Sonic #213 - 7,893 (-1.0%)
06/2010: Sonic #214 - 7,936 (+0.5%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Sonic #215 - 6,494 (-18.2%)
08/2010: Sonic #216 - 7,976 (+22.8%)
09/2010: Sonic #217 - 8,061 (+1.1%)
10/2010: Sonic #218 - 7,889 (-2.1%)
11/2010: Sonic #219 - 7,770 (-1.5%)
12/2010: Sonic #220 - 7,618 (-2.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Sonic #221 - 7,592 (-0.3%)
                        6 month (-4.8%)
                        1 year (-2.9%)
                        2 year (+9.6%)
                        3 year (+11.4%)
                        4 year (+10.1%)
                        5 year (+4.5%)

Stable.

202, 239. Kevin Smith's Kato (Dynamite) 
05/2010: Kevin Smith's Kato #1 – 19,720
06/2010: Kevin Smith's Kato #2 - 16,361 (-17.0%)
07/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #3 - 13,833 (-15.5%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #4 - 11,089 (-19.8%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #5 - 10,015 (-9.7%)
12/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #6 - 9,181 (-8.3%)
01/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #7 - 7,978 (-13.1%)
02/2011: Kevin Smith's Kato #8 - 7,473 (-6.3%)
02/2011: Annual #1 - 5,733 (-23.3%)

The Annual is $4.99.

203. GI Joe Cobra II (IDW) 
02/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #2 - 11,121
=====
03/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #3 - 10,562 (-5.0%)
04/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #4 - 10,384 (-1.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #5 - 10,136 (-2.4%)
07/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #6 - 9,726 (-4.0%)
08/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #7 - 9,387 (-3.5%)
09/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #8 - 9,230 (-1.7%)
09/2010: GI Joe Cobra Special #2 - 8,785 (-4.8%)
10/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #9 - 8,656 (-1.5%)
11/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #10 - 8,275 (-4.4%)
12/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #11 - 8,008 (-3.2%)
01/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #12 - 7,613 (-4.9%)
02/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #13 - 7,436 (-2.3%)
                                6 month (-20.8%)
                                1 year (-33.1%)

Final issue.

208, 218, 224, 228. Walking Dead Weekly (Image) 
01/2011: Walking Dead #1 - 8,858
01/2011: Walking Dead #2 - 8,306 (-6.2%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #3 - 7,798 (-6.1%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #4 - 7,704 (-1.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #5 - 7,105 (-7.8%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #6 - 6,728 (-5.3%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #7 - 6,516 (-3.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #8 - 6,393 (-1.9%)

There are many Image books that would love to have these numbers by issue 8.

212. Transformers 3 Movie Prequel (IDW)
02/2011: Foundation #1 - 6,985
214. Transformers Rising Storm (IDW)
02/2011: Rising Storm #1 - 6,911

Both of these are movie prequels.

220. Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero (Boom!) 
10/2010: Soldier Zero #1 - 19,593
11/2010: Soldier Zero #2 - 11,180 (-42.9%)
12/2010: Soldier Zero #3 - 9,447 (-15.5%)
01/2011: Soldier Zero #4 - 7,492 (-20.7%)
02/2011: Solider Zero #5 - 6,612 (-11.7%)

Three covers, sales keep dropping at an unsustainable rate.

223. Magdalena (Image) 
04/2010: Magdalena #1 - 10,648
05/2010: -
06/2010: Magdalena #2 - 8,327 (-21.8%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Magdalena #3 - 7,538 (-9.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Magdalena #4 - 7,171 (-4.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Magdalena #5 - 6,538 (-8.8%)

Top Cow series that won’t be long for this world with drops like that.

225, 235. The Black Terror (Dynamite) 
02/2010: The Black Terror #8 - 7,991
=====
03/2010: The Black Terror #9 – 7,668 (-4.0%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: The Black Terror #10 - 7,352 (-4.1%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: The Black Terror #11 - 7,003 (-4.7%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: The Black Terror #12 - 6,641 (-5.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: The Black Terror #13 - 6,468 (-2.6%)
02/2011: The Black Terror #14 - 5,891 (-8.9%)
                                6 month (-15.9%)
                                1 year (-26.3%)

Issue 14 marks the end of the series.

227. Stan Lee’s Traveler (Boom!)
11/2010: Traveler #1 - 15,450
12/2010: Traveler #2 - 9,221 (-40.3%)
01/2011: Traveler #3 - 7,300 (-20.8%)
02/2011: Traveler #4 - 6,419 (-12.1%)

Big drops on this one too, but I guess at least they’re getting smaller.

231. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun (IDW)
01/2011: Dark Sun #1 – 8,497
02/2011: Dark Sun #2 - 6,137 (-27.8%)

Five issue miniseries.

232. Stan Lee’s Starborn (Boom!)
12/2010: Starborn #1 - 11,764
01/2011: Starborn #2 - 7,188 (-38.9%)
02/2011: Starborn #3 - 6,085 (-15.3%)

See the other Stan Lee Boom Titles.

233. Kull (Dark Horse)
02/2009: Kull #4 - 10,671
02/2010: -
=====
11/2010: The Hate Witch #1 - 8,895
12/2010: The Hate Witch #2 - 6,745 (-24.2%)
01/2011: The Hate Witch #3 - 6,290 (-6.7%)
02/2011: The Hate Witch #4 - 6,018 (-4.3%)
                2 year (-43.6%)

Final issue.

234. Turf (Image) 
04/2010: Turf #1 - 14,033
05/2010: -
06/2010: Turf #2 - 9,668 (-31.1%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: Turf #3 - 7,319 (-24.3%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Turf #4 - 5,985 (-18.2%)

This is written by Jonathan Ross, a fairly major UK celebrity and sales are probably ~50% higher after including UK sales (issue one reportedly sold over 20,000 copies). It is also being released as part of Mark Millar’s Clint magazine in the UK.

236. Darkwing Duck (Boom!) 
06/2010: Darkwing Duck #1 - 6,300
07/2010: Darwking Duck #2 - 5,396 (-14.3%)
08/2010: Darkwing Duck #3 - 6,355 (+17.7%)
09/2010: Darkwing Duck #4 - 6,658 (+4.8%)
10/2010: Darkwing Duck #5 - 6,527 (-2.0%)
11/2010: Darkwing Duck #6 - 6,565 (+0.6%)
12/2010: Darkwing Duck #7 - 6,330 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Darkwing Duck #8 - 6,020 (-4.9%)
02/2011: Darkwing Duck #9 - 5,813 (-3.4%)
                6 month (-8.5%)

Standard drop.

242. Daomu (Image)
02/2011: Daomu #1 - 5,282

Reprints of a Chinese comic. Image publish some weird stuff.

245. Green Hornet Strikes (Dynamite) 
05/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #1 - 15,626
06/2010: -
07/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #2 - 13,383 (-14.4%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #3 - 9,914 (-25.9%)
10/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #4 - 8,788 (-11.4%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #5 - 8,023 (-8.7%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Green Hornet Strikes #6 - 5,025 (-37.4%)

Ending at issue ten. I think the drop on this one is exaggerated and that some copies shipped in January.

247. Mighty Samson (Dark Horse)
12/2010: Mighty Samson #1 - 7,814
01/2011: -
02/2011: Mighty Samson #2 - 4,914 (-37.1%)

I can’t imagine this sticking around for long.

249. Jericho (IDW)
03/2010: Season 3 #3 (Devil's Due)– 5,392
04/2010: -
05/2010: -
06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Season 3 #4 - 4,863 (-9.8%)

This is interesting. IDW rescued this book by taking over the license from Devil’s Due for the remaining three issues. There was also a $7.99 collection of the first three issues, but that doesn’t seem to have charted.

251. Savage Dragon (Image)
02/2006: Savage Dragon #123 - 7,103
02/2007: -
02/2008: -
02/2009: Savage Dragon #145 - 22,147 [25,029]
02/2010: Savage Dragon #157 - 5,617
=====
03/2010: Savage Dragon #158 - 5,578 (-0.7%)
04/2010: Savage Dragon #159 - 5,359 (-3.9%)
05/2010: Savage Dragon #160 - 5,411 (+1.0%)
06/2010: Savage Dragon #161 - 5,544 (+2.5%)
07/2010: Savage Dragon #162 - 5,494 (-0.9%)
08/2010: Savage Dragon #163 - 5,447 (-0.9%)
09/2010: Savage Dragon #164 - 5,312 (-2.5%)
10/2010: Savage Dragon #165 - 4,992 (-6.0%)
11/2010: Savage Dragon #166 - 4,943 (-1.0%)
12/2010: Savage Dragon #167 - 4,790 (-3.1%)
01/2011: Savage Dragon #168 - 4,880 (+1.9%)
02/2011: Savage Dragon #169 - 4,786 (-1.9%)
                        6 month (-12.1%)
                        1 year (-14.8%)
                        2 year (-80.9%)
                        3 year (n.a.)
                        4 year (n.a.)
                        5 year (-32.6%)

Fairly stable.

253. Green Hornet Blood Ties (Dynamite)
10/2010: Green Hornet Blood Ties #1 - 8,263
11/2010: Green Hornet Blood Ties #2 - 6,439 (-22.1%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Green Hornet Blood Ties #3 - 5,320 (-17.4%)
02/2011: Green Hornet Blood Ties #4 - 4,507 (-15.3%)

Final issue of the prequel to the Kevin Smith inspired series.

255. 27 (Twenty Seven) (Image)
12/2010: 27 #1 - 4,239 [5,773]
01/2011: 27 #2 - 3,145 (-45.5%)
02/2011: 27 #3 - 4,476 (+42.3%)

Sales are higher than they were for last issue (or initial sales for issue one), indicating popularity and reorders of issue two we haven’t seen.

260. Let Me In (Darkhorse)
12/2010: Let Me In Crossroads #1 - 7,276
01/2011: Let Me In Crossroads #2 - 4,668 (-35.8%)
02/2011: Let Me In Crossroads #3 - 4,267 (-8.6%)

Four issue miniseries that acts as a prequel to the American version of the film. Interestingly the writer of the novel which this film is based on didn’t want this comic to be made, but apparently was misinformed as to the nature of the contract he signed.

262, 300. 100 Penny Press Editions (IDW) 
01/2011: Zombies vs Robots - 4,820
01/2011: Angel After the Fall #1 – 3,880
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #1 - 4,247
02/2011: Kill Shakespeare #2 - 2,860

One dollar issues.

266. Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (Boom!)
12/2010: Chip N Dale #1 - 5,387
01/2011: Chip N Dale #2 - 4,143 (-23.1%)
02/2011: Chip N Dale #3 - 3,834 (-7.5%)

Finding its level. Boom still has more Disney books in the pipelines, as a Ducktales book launches in June.

268, 273. Atomic Robo (Red 5)
02/2008: Atomic Robo #5 - 3,451
02/2009: -
02/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1 - 4,372
=====
03/2010: -
04/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #2 - 4,093 (-6.4%)
05/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #3 - 3,840 (-6.2%)
06/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #4 - ???? (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: Deadly Art of Science #1 - 4,358 (???)
12/2010: Deadly Art of Science #2 - 3,880 (-11.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #3 - 3,791 (-2.3%)
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #4 - 3,653 (-3.6%)
                        6 month (n.a.)
                        1 year (-16.4%)
                        2 year (n.a.)
                        3 year (+5.9%)

Pretty stable when you look at the actual numbers instead of the percentage drops. This is a pretty fun series that hopefully does better in collected form.

269. Mice Templar (Image)
02/2010: Destiny #7 - 4,336
=====
03/2010: -
04/2010: Destiny #8 - 4,211 (-2.9%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Destiny #9 - ???? (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Vol 3 #1 - 4,397 (????) (???)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Vol 3 #2 - 3,781 (-14.0%)
                                6 months (n.a.)
                                1 year (-12.8%)

Relauching as volume three didn’t help the numbers. I believe there are four volumes planned in total.

270. Skullkickers (Image) 
09/2010: Skullkickers #1 - 5,448 [9,811]
10/2010: Skullkickers #2 - 5,826 (-40.6%)
11/2010: Skullkickers #3 - 5,008 (-14.0%)
12/2010: Skullkickers #4 - 4,614 (-7.9%)
01/2011: Skullkickers #5 - 4,009 (-13.1%)
02/2011: Skullkickers #6 - 3,731 (-6.9%)

Hopefully stabilizing.

272. Amory Wars (Boom) 
05/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #1 - 6,909
06/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #2 - 5,178 (-25.1%)
07/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #3 - 4,958 (-4.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #4 - 4,787 (-3.4%)
10/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #5 - 4,335 (-9.4%)
11/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #6 - 4,051 (-6.6%)
12/2010: -
01/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #7 - 3,911 (-3.5%)
02/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #8 - 3,702 (-5.3%)
                6 months (n.a.)

Comic by the guy from Coheed and Cambria.

274. Fallen Angel  (IDW) 
02/2007: Fallen Angel #13 - 6,603
02/2008: Fallen Angel #24 - 5,368
02/2009: -
02/2010: -
====
01/2011: Return of the Son #1 - 4,390
02/2011: Return of the Son #2 - 3,616 (-17.6%)
			3 year (-32.6%)
			4 year (-45.2%)

The last issue of the previous miniseries (Reborn) shipped in October 2009 with sales of 5,130, so there doesn’t seem to be much interest in this new series.

275. Doc Macabre (IDW)
12/2010: Doc Macabre #1 - 5,694
01/2011: Doc Macabre #2 - 3,964 (-30.4%)
02/2011: Doc Macabre #3 – 3,543 (-10.6%)

Three issue Steve Niles/Bernie Wrightson miniseries.

277. Who is Jake Ellis? (Image) 
01/2011: Who is Jake Ellis? #1 – 4,647
02/2011: Who is Jake Ellis? #2 - 3,456 (-25.6%)

They might have been better off pricing this one at $3.99

279. Jurassic Park (IDW) 
06/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #1 - 8,941
07/2010: -
08/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #2 - 7,113 (-20.4%)
09/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #3 - 6,280 (-11.7%)
10/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #4 - 5,624 (-10.4%)
11/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #5 - 4,842 (-13.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Devils in the Desert #1 - 4,293 (-11.3%)
02/2011: Devils in the Desert #2 - 3,372 (-21.5%)
				6 month (-52.6%)

Four issue miniseries written and drawn by John Byrne, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest in this as a franchise. I’m wondering if a John Byrne miniseries about dinosaurs that wasn’t related to Jurassic Park would sell better.

280. Li'l Depressed Boy (Image)
02/2011: Li'l Depressed Boy #1 - 3,339

Sold out of the first printing, and a second printing was released. I’m not sure if this is reprints of the webcomic or original material.

282. Sixth Gun (Oni) 
07/2010: Sixth Gun #1 – 4,899
07/2010: Sixth Gun #2 - 5,061 (+3.3%)
08/2010: Sixth Gun #3 - 4,105 (-18.9%)
09/2010: Sixth Gun #4 - ???? (???)
10/2010: Sixth Gun #5 - 3,590 (???)
11/2010: Sixth Gun #6 - 3,589 (-0.0%)
12/2010: Sixth Gun #7 - ???? (???)
01/2011: Sixth Gun #8 - 3,317 (???)
02/2011: Sixth Gun #9 - 3,279  (-1.1%)

Stable.

283. Doctor Who Classics (IDW)
02/2009: Series 2 #3 - 4,765
02/2010: -
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08/2010: Series 3 #6 - 2,786
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Series 4 #1 - 3,273 (+17.5%)
		2 year (-31.3%)

This series is about the seventh Doctor.

288. Hotwire (Radical)
02/2009: Hotwire #1 - 7,920
02/2010: -
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07/2010: Deep Cut #1 – 4,205
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: Deep Cut #2 - 3,558 (-15.4%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Deep Cut #3 - 3,157 (-11.3%)

I don’ think the gaps between issues are helping here.

290. Bomb Queen (Image)
02/2006: Bomb Queen #1 - 4,180
02/2007: -
02/2008: -
02/2009: -
02/2010:
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11/2010: Bomb Queen VI #2 - 3,451 (-35.8%)
12/2010: Bomb Queen VI #3 - ???? (???)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Bomb Queen VI #4 - 3,132 (???)
4 year (-25.1%)

Fairly stable.

292. Silent Hill (IDW)
11/2010: Past Life #1 - 4,710
12/2010: Past Life #2 - 3,947 (-16.2%)
01/2011: Past Life #3 - 3,479 (-11.9%)
02/2011: Past Life #4 - 3,081 (-11.4%)

Video game adaptation.

293. Captain Wonder (Image)
02/2011: 3D One-Shot - 3,031

I thought this was based on an existing property, but it appears to be a new one created by Brian Haberlin and Philip Tan.

296. Marineman (Image)
12/2010: Marineman #1 - 5,838
01/2011: Marineman #2 - 3,560 (-39.0%)
02/2011: Marineman #3 - 2,982 (-16.2%)

Ian Churchill’s first creator owned comic, at least six issues are planned.

298. Memoir (Image) 
01/2011: Memoir #1 – 4,189
02/2011: Memoir #2 - 2,916 (-30.4%)

Six issue miniseries by the writer of Choker. This was the lowest regularly priced non Marvel/DC title in the top 300 this month.

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Just a reminder, all numbers 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. These numbers don’t include sales through Diamond UK (I don’t know if they include sales to Europe/Asia/etc.). They are frequently low.

Matthew Murray reviews minicomics and zines every day at 365 Zines a Year.

Comments

  1. Jennifer Blood – “New Garth Ennis series. This issue has eight different covers.”

    Vampirella – “Settling down. There are eight covers.”

    Warlord of Mars – “Seven Covers.”

    Gotta love that Dynamite Publishing, eh? Soul-crushing 90s gimmicks and excess for all!

  2. James says:

    Hey, its not just Dynamite. Marvel average around 10 covers for each first issue. haha….

    The way comic sales are decreasing every year. It won’t be long before The Walking Dead is the number one comic period. ;)

  3. Guess we can see why Dark Horse is laying people off now. Looking at these numbers, I’d say they probably need to look at a change in their publishing strategy.

  4. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Guess we can see why Dark Horse is laying people off now. Looking at these numbers, I’d say they probably need to look at a change in their publishing strategy.”

    If that publishing strategy is “produce comics people are interested enough to buy”, b/c I’m just not seeing it on their end…

  5. Matt, thanks for all the hard work that goes into compiling this list. I look forward to it each month.

  6. Rikk Odinson says:

    Meh, Who cares how many covers Dynamite puts out?
    If it keeps Warlord of Mars and the Red Sonja books going for me to continue to enjoy, then it’s all good. I only buy the cover I like so the rest don’t make a differance to me.

  7. TonyJazz says:

    Sorry to see Jim Shooter’s stuff failing, as I particularly like the Doc Solar revival…. Maybe too many series was an overreach?

    And my LCS couldn’t get me Atomic Robo, nor Time Bomb issue 3. What’s up with the distribution problems?

  8. March indy sales up here
    http://www.renderwrx.net/comicindustrysales.htm

    Just numbers, no candid chatter like here. Worth checking out.

  9. Archie 617: “Part two of the storyline featuring Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.”

    Thewhahuh?

  10. Torsten Adair says:

    Stew, Archie and Reggie run for Class President. Betty scores a meet and greet with Archie and Obama, while Trula Twist does something similar with Reggie and Palin. Those two campaign managers then go viral with the “endorsements”, which causes both Barack and Sarah to visit Riverdale.

    If you think that’s crazy, go check out the “Life With Archie” magazine, which continues the storylines started in the “Archie Marries…” mini-series. Quite good! Think “Archie soap opera”…

  11. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Sorry to see Jim Shooter’s stuff failing, as I particularly like the Doc Solar revival…. Maybe too many series was an overreach?”

    My guess is there is ZERO interest out there for these properties. From the sales figures as I don’t think I’m wrong…

  12. Jeffrey Millar says:

    Variant covers “matter” because comic stores get stuck with stock they can’t sell, which leads to stores closing, which leads to fans dropping books, which leads to smaller print-runs, which leads to more expensive comics, which leads to fewer comics bought per customer, which leads to comics getting canceled and the industry contracting.

  13. Rikk Odinson says:

    Why would any store order more comics than they can sell? If they are ordering so many copies of a title so they can get that super extra special variant cover without having a specific customer that has pre-paid/requested it at a price that will cover the cost of the other issues purchased, then that’s just bad business. Nobody says you have to order every cover and Dynamites variants in particular are usually and even mix.

  14. Interesting that the anniversary issues of Invincible and Walking Dead had major jumps, while the Boys #50 makes nary a ripple. Something else Kirkman is doing right?

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