Indie Month-to-Month Sales February 2013

GODSTORM04 coverA1 Indie Month to Month Sales February 2013By Paul Mellerick

Walking Dead continues to dominate, but Star Wars and Saga both go from strength to strength. Strong debuts for Shadow Year One, Legend of the Shadowclan and the new GI Joe book are interspersed with increased sales for My Little Pony, Adventure Time and Hellboy. Elsewhere is the usual clutch of Image debuts, while further down a few series return to the charts after a period away.

150 indie books charted this month, up on last month’s 131. The bottom book sold 4,110, down on last month’s 4,257. They sold approximately 1,625,267 in total, a good increase on last month’s 1,234,559. Average sales are 10,835 per book, well up on last month’s 9,424. UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

It was a decent month for risers. Out of the 150 books, 34 went up in sales and 97 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Image are again the top indie publisher, with an 7.76% dollar share and a 7.89% market share, IDW have a 7.09% dollar share and 6.04% market share, Dark Horse have a 4.82% dollar share and a 4.16% market share, Dynamite have a 2.80% dollar share and 2.55% market share and Boom! have a 1.97% dollar share and 1.75% market share.

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

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

1. Nemo Heart of Ice HC					- 8,546
3. Adventure Time TP Vol 2				- 6,239
4. Walking Dead TP Vol 1 Days Gone Bye			- 5,835
5. Saga TP Vol 1					- 4,553
8. Star Trek TNG Dr Who TP Vol 2			- 3,214
10. Adventure Time TP Vol 1				- 3,152
11. Ravine TP Vol 1					- 3,045
12. Walking Dead Compendium TP Vol 1			- 2,981
14. Naruto TP Vol 60					- 2,834
17. Tower Chronicles GN Vol 3 Geisthawk			- 2,495
18. Sailor Moon TP Vol 9				- 2,495
19. Goon TP Vol 12					- 2,491
21. Walking Dead TP Vol 2 Miles Behind Us	 	- 2,379
27. Walking Dead TP Vol 17 Something to Fear		- 2,104
28. Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal HC Vol 2			- 2,095
31. Walking Dead TP Vol 3 Safety Behind Bars		- 1,892
33. Assassin’s Creed The Chain GN			- 1,862
34. Avatar Last Airbender Lib. Ed. HC			- 1,852
37. Bleach TP Vol 55					- 1,835
40. Sonic The Hedgehog Archives TP Vol 20		- 1,684

The new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen spin-off tops the chart, although I think it would have sold a lot better if it had had LOEG in the title, as I understand a lot of retailers missed it initially. The new Adventure Time trade does very well also, as does the second Star Trek/ Dr Who collection. The three usual Manga suspects, Sailor Moon, Bleach and Naruto all make an appearance, with three OGN’s, Ravine, from the ex-Witchblade team of Ron Marz & Stjepan Sejic, the penultimate part of Matt Wagner’s Tower Chronicles (which, slightly oddly, is being omnibused by Marvel), and the sequel to last year’s Assassins Creed series, originally published by DC, now inhouse from UbiSoft, and still produced by the fantastic team of Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl. Walking Dead only manages a mere quarter of the chart this month, but Saga looks like it may be joining it as a perennial.
300. Godstorm (Zenescope)

09/2012: Godstorm #0 - ???? 
10/2012: Godstorm #1 - ???? 
11/2012: Godstorm #2 - 5,153 (???)
12/2012: Godstorm #3 - ???? (???)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Godstorm #4 - 4,110 (???)

Not one of Zenescope’s more successful series.

299. High Ways (Boom!)

01/2013: High Ways #1 - 6,453
02/2013: High Ways #2 - 4,204 (-34.9%)

Quite likely the last appearance on this chart for John Byrne’s new series.

297. The Strain (Dark Horse)

02/2012: The Strain #3 - 7,384

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03/2012: The Strain #4 - 6,767 (-8.4%)
04-05/2012:
06/2012: The Strain #5 - 6,054 (-10.5%)
07/2012: The Strain #6 - 5,742 (-5.2%)
08/2012: The Strain #7 - 5,376 (-6.4%)
09/2012: The Strain #8 - 4,977 (-7.4%)
10-11/2012: -
12/2012: The Strain #9 - ???? (???)
01/2013: The Strain #10 - 4,319 (???)
02/2013: The Strain #11 - 4,227 (-2.1%)

Last issue, finally stabilizing.

296. 68 (Sixty Eight) (Image)

04/2012: Scars #1 - 4,926 (+6.5%)
05-07/2012: -
08/2012: Scars #2 - ???? (???)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Scars #3 - ???? (???)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Scars #4 - 4,260 (???)

Wow, this series has had a terrible release schedule, surprisingly sales haven’t dropped too much, despite the two middle issues not charting.

295. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)

10/2012: Aftermath #1 - 6,568 
11/2012: Aftermath #2 - 4,867 (-25.9%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Aftermath #3 - ???? (???)
02/2013: Aftermath #4 - 4,265 (???)

The original zombie story is somewhat eclipsed by its successors.

293. I Love Trouble (Image)

12/2012: I Love Trouble #1 - 7,974
12/2012: I Love Trouble #2 - 4,755 (-40.4%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: I Love Trouble #3 - 4,384 (-7.8%)

This is an ongoing series, but unless it stabilizes very soon I can’t see it lasting too long.

292. Peter Panzerfaust (Image)

02/0212: Peter Panzerfaust #1 - 4,814 
03/0212: Peter Panzerfaust #2 - 4,416 (-8.3%)
04/0212: Peter Panzerfaust #3 - 5,515 (+24.9%)
05/0212: Peter Panzerfaust #4 - 5,177 (-6.1%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Peter Panzerfaust #5 - 4,546 (-12.2%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Peter Panzerfaust #6 - ???? (???)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Peter Panzerfaust #7 - ???? (???)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #8 - ???? (???)
02/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #9 - 4,456 (???)

After vanishing from the charts for a few months, the rumours of a BBC TV series push sales back up. I suspect they’ll head back up more substantially in the next few months. If you’re looking at a possible investment, those three issues that didn’t chart must have pretty low print-runs…

291. Grimm Universe (Zenescope)

10/2012: Grimm Universe #1 - 5,220
12/2012: Grimm Universe #2 - ???? (???)
01/2013: -
02/2012: Grimm Universe #3 - 4,593 (???)

Not great, not awful by Zenescope standards.

290. Popeye (IDW)

04/2012: Popeye #1 - 12,250
05/2012: -
06/2012: Popeye #2 - 9,983 (-18.5%)
07/2012: Popeye #3 - 8,849 (-11.4%)
08/2012: Popeye #4 - 7,726 (-12.7%)
09/2012: Popeye #5 - 6,719 (-13.0%)
10/2012: Popeye #6 - 6,698 (-0.3%)
11/2012: Popeye #7 - 5,417 (-19.1%)
12/2012: Popeye #8 - 4,866 (-10.2%)
01/2013: Popeye #9 - 4,875 (+0.2%)
02/2013: Popeye #10 - 4,621 (-5.2%)

Two issues to go, and the drops resume.

287. Lord of the Jungle (Dynamite)

02/2012: Lord of the Jungle #2 - 10,525

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03/2012: Lord of the Jungle #3 - 9,311 (-11.5%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Lord of the Jungle #4 - 8,829 (-5.2%)
05/2012: Lord of the Jungle Annual #1 - 5,874
06/2012: Lord of the Jungle #5 - 8,768 (-0.7%)
07/2012: Lord of the Jungle #6 - 8,169 (-6.8%)
08/2012: Lord of the Jungle #7 - 7,664 (-6.2%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Lord of the Jungle #8 - 7,092 (-7.5%)
11/2012: Lord of the Jungle #9 - 6,576 (-7.3%)
12/2012: Lord of the Jungle #10 - 6,259 (-4.8%)
01/2013: Lord of the Jungle #11 - 5,141 (-17.9%)
01/2013: Lord of the Jungle #12 - 5,016 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Lord of the Jungle #13 - 4,700 (-6.3%)

Still being solicited, but dropping through the floor sales-wise.

286. Mylo Xyloto (Bongo)

02/2013: Mylo Xyloto #1 - 4,723

I’m very surprised that this didn’t sell more. There must be more obsessive Coldplay fans than this out there, but then Bongo have probably sold this in other markets as well.

284. Blackacre (Image)

12/2012: Blackacre #1 - 9,804
12/2012: Blackacre #2 - 5,292 (-46.0%)
01/2013: -
02/2012: Blackacre #3 - 4,737 (-10.5%)

Starting to smooth out, but a ways to go yet.

282. Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon (Dynamite)

12/2012: Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon #1 - 6,598
01/2013: -
02/2013: Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon #2 - 4,756 (-28.0%)

An average second-issue drop.

281. The Spider (Dynamite)

05/2012: The Spider #1 - 12,547
06/2012: The Spider #2 - 8,680 (-30.8%)
07/2012: The Spider #3 - 8,907 (+2.6%)
08/2012: The Spider #4 - 7,956 (-10.7%)
09/2012: The Spider #5 - 6,985 (-12.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: The Spider #6 - 6,283 (-10.0%)
12/2012: The Spider #7 - 5,571 (-11.3%)
01/2013: The Spider #8 - 5,170 (-7.2%)
02/2013: The Spider #9 - 4,760 (-7.9%)

Showing no signs of slowing up yet.

280. Kill Shakespeare (IDW)

02/2013: Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood #1 - 4,820

A sequel to the surprise hit, not so much of a hit this time around.

279. Guarding The Globe (Image)

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

Last issue, Invincible Universe is due in April.

278. The Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

02/2012: The Lone Ranger #2 - 7,151

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03/2012: The Lone Ranger #3 - 6,476 (-9.4%)
04/2012: The Lone Ranger #4 - 6,071 (-6.3%)
05/2012: The Lone Ranger #5 - 6,044 (-0.4%)
06/2012: The Lone Ranger #6 - 5,830 (-3.5%)
07/2012: The Lone Ranger #7 - 5,762 (-1.2%)
08/2012: The Lone Ranger #8 - 5,703 (-1.0%)
09/2012: The Lone Ranger #9 - 5,451 (-4.4%)
10/2012: The Lone Ranger #10 - 5,394 (-10.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: The Lone Ranger #11 - 5,216 (-3.3%)
01/2013: The Lone Ranger #12 - 5,059 (-3.0%)
02/2013: The Lone Ranger #13 - 4,910 (-2.9%)

Dwindling. Movie coming.

277. Carbon Grey (Image)

02/2012: -

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03/2012: Carbon Grey Origins #2 - 4,199 (-35.8%)
04-06/2012: -
07/2012: Carbon Grey v2 #1 - 6,916 (+64.7%)
08-11/2012: -
12/2012: Carbon Grey v2 #2 - 5,302 (-23.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Carbon Grey v2 #3 - 4,919 (-7.2%)

The irregular schedule can’t be helping, but the drops are slowing.

275. TMNT Color Classics (IDW)

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

No that isn’t a mistake, they haven’t reprinted issue eight as it featured Cerebus, and Dave Sim had requested that it never be reprinted again.

274. GFT Myths & Legends (Zenescope)

02/2012: Myths and Legends #13 - 5,734

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03/2012: Myths and Legends #14 - 5,615 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Myths and Legends #15 - 5,359 (-4.6%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #16 - 5,591 (+4.3%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #17 - 5,761 (+3.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Myths and Legends #18 - 5,720 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Myths and Legends #19 - 5,547 (-3.0%)
09/2012: Myths and Legends #20 - 5,674 (+2.3%)
10/2012: Myths and Legends #21 - 5,552 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Myths and Legends #22 - 5,544 (-0.1%)
11/2012: Myths and Legends #23 - 5,319 (-4.1%)
12/2012: Myths and Legends #24 - 5,269 (-0.9%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Myths and Legends #25 - 4,989 (-5.3%)

Last issue, and double sized and priced, so possibly both the lowest selling issue and most profitable.

273. Prophecy (Dynamite)

05/2012: Prophecy #1 - 11,124
07/2012: Prophecy #2 - 8,844 (-20.5%)
08/2012: Prophecy #3 - 6,946 (-21.5%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Prophecy #4 - 6,268 (-9.8%)
11/2012: Prophecy #5 - 5,733 (-8.5%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Prophecy #6 - 5,237 (-8.7%)
02/2013: Prophecy #7 - 5,035 (-3.9%)

Another final issue, Dynamite’s fantasy characters team-up didn’t fare as well as their pulp-character team up in Masks, but then they didn’t have Alex Ross to launch it.

272. Colder (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Colder #1 - 7,670
12/2012: Colder #2 - 5,683 (-25.9%)
12/2012: Colder #3 - 5,217 (-8.2%)
02/2012: Colder #4 - 5,079 (-2.6%)

Settling down for the penultimate issue of Dark Horse’s slightly odd horror series.

267. Mind MGMT (Dark Horse)

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

As with Peter Panzerfaust, rumours of a screen adaptation seem to be pushing sales back up.

266. Comeback (Image)

11/2012: Comeback #1 - 8,883
12/2012: Comeback #2 - 5,933 (-33.2%)
01/2013: Comeback #3 - 5,586 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Comeback #4 - 5,311 (-4.9%)

Seemingly dropping fast, but it’s only shedding a couple of hundred copies between issues, which isn’t too bad.

265. Fashion Beast (Avatar)

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

This doesn’t appear it’s likely to level out anytime soon.

264. Jericho Season 4 (IDW)

08/2012: Jericho Season 4 #1 - 6,860
09/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Jericho Season 4 #2 - 5,331 (-22.3%)

Obviously a bit of a scheduling issue here, but despite that, not too bad a second-issue drop.

263, 270. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

02/2012: Jennifer Blood #9 - 9,906

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03/2012: Jennifer Blood #10 - 9,421 (-4.9%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #11 - 8,975 (-4.7%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #12 - 8,350 (-7.0%)
05/2012: Jennifer Blood #13 - 7,997 (-4.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Jennifer Blood #14 - 7,889 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Jennifer Blood Annual #1 - 6,068 
08/2012: Jennifer Blood #15 - 7,491 (-5.0%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #16 - 7,208 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #17 - 6,942 (-3.7%)
10/2012: Jennifer Blood #18 - 6,620 (-4.6%)
11/2012: Jennifer Blood #19 - 6,421 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Jennifer Blood #20 - 5,933 (-7.6%)
01/2013: Jennifer Blood #21 - 5,459 (-8.0%)
02/2013: Jennifer Blood #22 - 5,331 (-2.3%)
02/2013: Jennifer Blood #23 - 5,126 (-3.8%)

Sort of stabilizing a bit here, but likely to drop below 5,000 copies in the next month or two.

262. Creepy Comics (Dark Horse)

02/2013: -

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Creepy Comics #8 - 5,507 (-0.6%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Creepy Comics #9 - 5,632 (+2.3%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Creepy Comics #10 - 5,857 (+4.0%)
11/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Creepy Comics #11 - 5,342 (-8.8%)

Another one of those random horror anthologies DH put out every now and then, sort of stable over the last year, really.

261. Mega Man (Archie) 

02/2012: Mega Man #10 - 6,163

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03/2012: Mega Man #11 - 6,182 (+0.3%)
04/2012: Mega Man #12 - 6,006 (-2.8%)
05/2012: Mega Man #13 - 6,273 (+4.4%)
06/2012: Mega Man #14 - 5,906 (-5.9%)
07/2012: Mega Man #15 - 5,934 (+0.5%)
08/2012: Mega Man #16 - 6,044 (+1.9%)
09/2012: Mega Man #17 - 6,638 (+9.8%)
10/2012: Mega Man #18 - 6,557 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Mega Man #19 - 5,618 (-14.3%)
12/2012: Mega Man #20 - 6,351 (+13.0%)
01/2013: Mega Man #21 - 6,220 (-2.1%)
02/2013: Mega Man #22 - 5,373 (-13.6%)

A big drop, but likely to increase again next month as it heads into a crossover with the Sonic titles.

260. Bionic Man vs Bionic Woman (Dynamite)

01/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #1 - 6,753
02/2013: Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman #2 - 5,390 (-20.2%)

A decent second-issue drop, if not at a spectacular level.

259. Prophet (Image)

02/2012: Prophet #22 - 6,030

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03/2012: Prophet #23 - 6,289 (+4.3%)
04/2012: Prophet #24 - 6,639 (+5.6%)
05/2012: Prophet #25 - 6,390 (-3.7%)
06/2012: Prophet #26 - 6,275 (-1.8%)
07/2012: Prophet #27 - 6,117 (-2.5%)
08/2012: Prophet #28 - 5,969 (-2.4%)
09/2012: Prophet #29 - 5,991 (+0.4%)
10/2012: Prophet #30 - 5,927 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Prophet #31 - 5,771 (-2.6%)
12/2012: Prophet #32 - 5,642 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Prophet #33 - 5,574 (-1.2%)
02/2013: Prophet #34 - 5,429 (-2.6%)

Relatively stable, but still drifting down overall.

257. Artifacts (Image)

02/2012: Artifacts #14 - 7,630

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03/2012: Artifacts #15 - 7,086 (-7.1%)
04/2012: Artifacts #16 - 6,862 (-3.2%)
05/2012: Artifacts #17 - 6,887 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Artifacts #18 - 6,464 (-6.1%)
07/2012: Artifacts #19 - 6,203 (-4.0%)
08/2012: Artifacts #20 - 6,070 (-2.1%)
09/2012: Artifacts #21 - 5,814 (-4.2%)
10/2012: Artifacts #22 - 5,797 (-0.3%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Artifacts #23 - 5,708 (-1.5%)
01/2013: Artifacts #24 - 5,478 (-4.0%)
02/2013: Artifacts #25 - 5,545 (+1.2%)

A slight upcreep, with a Top Cow crossover on the horizon.

256. Red Sonja (Dynamite)

02/2012: Red Sonja #64 - 6,977

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Red Sonja #65 - 6,732 (-3.5%)
05/2012: Red Sonja #66 - 6,650 (-1.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Sonja #67 - 6,515 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Red Sonja #68 - 6,428 (-1.3%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Red Sonja #69 - 6,176 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Red Sonja #70 - 6,103 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Red Sonja #71 - 6,048 (-0.9%)
12/2012: Red Sonja #72 - 5,856 (-3.2%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Red Sonja #73 - 5,546 (-5.3%)

Heading for a Gail Simone-headed relaunch.

255. Witch Doctor (Image)

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

Sales settling down.

253. Borderlands Origins (IDW)

11/2012: Borderlands Origins #1 - 6,409
12/2012: Borderlands Origins #2 - 5,040 (-21.4%)
01/2013: Borderlands Origins #3 - 5,572 (+10.6%)
02/2013: Borderlands Origins #4 - 5,581 (+0.2%)

A decent end for this sleeper mini-series. I think the collection will do pretty well.

252. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #9 - 7,751

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03/2012: Dark Horse Presents #10 - 6,881 (-11.2%)
04/2012: Dark Horse Presents #11 - 7,118 (+3.4%)
05/2012: Dark Horse Presents #12 - 7,281 (+2.3%)
06/2012: Dark Horse Presents #13 - 7,132 (-2.0%)
07/2012: Dark Horse Presents #14 - 6,448 (-9.6%)
08/2012: Dark Horse Presents #15 - 6,154 (-4.6%)
09/2012: Dark Horse Presents #16 - 5,765 (-6.3%)
10/2012: Dark Horse Presents #17 - 5,546 (-3.8%)
11/2012: Dark Horse Presents #18 - 5,400 (-2.6%)
12/2012: Dark Horse Presents #19 - 5,123 (-5.1%)
01/2013: Dark Horse Presents #20 - 4,949 (-3.4%)
02/2013: Dark Horse Presents #21 - 5,647 (+14.1%)

A nice increase thanks to a Neil Gaiman/ Paul Chadwick story.

251. Hack Slash (Image)

02/2012: Hack Slash #13 - 6,483

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03/2012: Hack Slash #14 - 6,381 (-1.6%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Hack Slash #15 - 6,310 (-1.1%)
06/2012: Hack Slash #16 - 6,391 (+1.3%)
07/2012: Hack Slash #17 - 6,296 (-1.5%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Hack Slash #18 - 6,376 (+1.3%)
10/2012: Hack Slash #19 - 6,209 (-2.6%)
11/2012: Hack Slash #20 - 6,091 (-1.9%)
12/2012: Hack Slash #21 - 5,840 (-4.1%)
01/2013: Hack Slash #22 - 5,861 (+0.4%)
01/2013: Hack Slash #23 - 5,881 (+0.3%)
02/2013: Hack Slash #24 - 5,665 (-3.7%)

Penultimate issue.

250. The Crow (IDW)

07/2012: The Crow #1 - 18,689
08/2012: The Crow #2 - 11,021 (-41.0%)
09/2012: The Crow #3 - 8,649 (-21.5%)
10/2012: The Crow #4 - 7,115 (-17.7%)
11/2012: The Crow #5 - 6,163 (-13.4%)
12/2012: Crow Skinning The Wolves #1 - 7,883 (+27.9%)
01/2013: Crow Skinning The Wolves #2 - 6,108 (-22.5%)
02/2013: Crow Skinning The Wolves #3 - 5,737 (-6.1%)

I really do think IDW could have promoted this book a bit better, these are pretty disastrous sales.

249. Peanuts (Boom!)

11/2011: Peanuts #0 - 22,644
01/2012: Peanuts #1 - 11,994 (-47.0%)
02/2012: Peanuts #2 - 10,584 (-11.8%)
03/2012: Peanuts #3 - 10,188 (-3.7%)
04/2012: Peanuts #4 - 10,216 (+0.3%)
05-07/2012: -
08/2012: Peanuts v2 #1 - 9,936 (-2.7%)
09/2012: Peanuts v2 #2 - 7,955 (-19.9%)
10/2012: Peanuts v2 #3 - 7,393 (-7.1%)
11/2012: Peanuts v2 #4 - 6,554 (-11.3%)
01/2013: Peanuts v2 #5 - 5,942 (-9.3%)
02/2013: Peanuts v2 #6 - 5,752 (-3.2%)

One of the few all-ages books hurtling downwards, it appears the general public seem to share my distaste for non-Schultz Peanuts.

248. Kevin Smith's Bionic Man (Dynamite)

02/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #7 - 8,873

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #8 - 8,988 (+1.3%)
05/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #9 - 8,540 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #10 - 8,479 (-0.7%)
07/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #11 - 8,027 (-5.3%)
08/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #12 - 7,903 (-1.5%)
09/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #13 - 7,366 (-6.8%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #14 - 7,123 (-3.3%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #15 - 6,115 (-14.2%)
02/2013: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #16 - 5,793 (-5.3%)

Still dropping pretty fast.

246. Mars Attacks (IDW)

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

The smallest drop yet, is about the best thing I can say. I will be very surprised if this lasts to twelve issues.

245. Grimm Fairy Tales Specials (Zenescope)

04/2012: GFT April Fools Special 2012 - 4,920
05/2012: GFT Oversized Cosplay Special - 5,516
06/2012: GFT Angel One-Shot - 6,158
07/2012: Gft Swimsuit Special 2012 - 6,158
10/2012: GFT Halloween Special 2012 - 6,172
12/2012: Gft 2012 Holiday Special - 6,885
02/2013: Gft Valentine's Day Special 2013 - 6,036

Average sales for this latest special.

244. True Blood (IDW)

02/2012: -

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03/2012: True Blood French Quarter #6 - 8,909 (-3.8%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: True Blood Ongoing #1 - 10,615 (+19.1%)
06/2012: True Blood Ongoing #2 - 8,943 (-15.8%)
07/2012: True Blood Ongoing #3 - 8,449 (-5.5%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #4 - 7,932 (-6.1%)
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #5 - 7,480 (-5.7%)
10/2012: True Blood Ongoing #6 - 7,232 (-3.3%)
11/2012: True Blood Ongoing #7 - 6,849 (-5.3%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: True Blood Ongoing #8 - 6,251 (-8.7%)
02/2013: True Blood Ongoing #9 - 6,062 (-3.0%)

The smallest drop to date.

242. Multiple Warheads (Image)

10/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #1 - 8,488
11/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #2 - 6,318 (-25.6%)
12/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #3 - 5,981 (-5.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #4 - 6,107 (+2.1%)

Posting a small gain for the last issue, I’m delighted that Brandon Graham is finally seeing the recognition he deserves.

241. Call of Wonderland (Zenescope)

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

I’m pretty sure a new number one isn’t supposed to drop off like that…

240. Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth (Image)

01/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1 - 7,879
02/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2 - 6,177 (21.6%)

An okay second-issue drop, and good word of mouth and reprints are following in its wake.

239. Dia De Los Muerte (Image)

02/2013: Dia De Los Muertos #1 - 6,179

A new Day of the Dead themed mini-series from Bedlam artist Riley Rossmo.

238. Red Sonja Unchained (Dynamite)

02/2013: Red Sonja Unchained #1 - 6,275

A follow-up to the well-received Blue one-shot. Average sales.

236. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

02/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #67 - 6,998

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03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #68 - 7,029 (+0.4%)
03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #69 - 6,695 (-4.8%)
03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #70 - 6,724 (+0.4%)
04/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #71 - 6,820 (+1.4%)
04/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #72 - 6,590 (-3.4%)
05/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #73 - 6,757 (+2.5%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #74 - 6,988 (+3.4%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 - 6,136
07/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #75 - 11,108 (+59.0%)
08/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #76 - 6,919 (-37.7%)
09/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #77 - 6,847 (-1.0%)
10/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #78 - 6,888 (+0.6%)
11/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #79 - 6,653 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #80 - 6,508 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #81 - 6,150 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #82 - 6,483 (+5.4%)

Picking up the sales dropped last month.

strong>234. Evil Ernie (Dynamite)

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

Dropping very fast indeed, obviously not as many people wanting this as Lady Death, for some reason.

232. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (IDW)

02/2012: Snake Eyes #10 - 8,186

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03/2012: Snake Eyes #11 - 8,120 (-0.8%)
04/2012: Snake Eyes #12 - 8,164 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13 - 8,567 (+4.7%)
06/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14 - 8,104 (-5.4%)
07/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15 - 7,890 (-2.6%)
08/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16 - 7,632 (-3.3%)
09/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17 - 7,391 (-3.2%)
10/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #18 - 7,151 (-3.2%)
11/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #19 - 6,846 (-4.3%)
12/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 - 6,663 (-2.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21 - 6,659 (-0.1%)

Rock solid for the last issue.

231. Sonic Universe (Archie)

02/2012: Sonic Universe #37 - 6,793

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03/2012: Sonic Universe #38 - 6,877 (+1.2%)
04/2012: Sonic Universe #39 - 6,860 (-0.2%)
05/2012: Sonic Universe #40 - 7,077 (+3.2%)
06/2012: Sonic Universe #41 - 7,197 (+1.7%)
07/2012: Sonic Universe #42 - 8,061 (+12.0%)
08/2012: Sonic Universe #43 - 6,901 (-16.8%)
09/2012: Sonic Universe #44 - 6,860 (-0.6%)
10/2012: Sonic Universe #45 - 7,109 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Sonic Universe #46 - 7,038 (-1.0%)
12/2012: Sonic Universe #47 - 6,837 (-1.0%)
01/2013: Sonic Universe #48 - 6,791 (-0.7%)
02/2013: Sonic Universe #49 - 6,682 (-1.6%)

A little down on the usual sales, but heading into a crossover with the main Sonic book and Megaman.

230. Wonderland (Zenescope)

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

Levelling out this month.

229, 237. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

02/2012: Simpsons Comics #187 - 6,800

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03/2012: Simpsons Comics #188 - 6,741 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Simpsons Comics #189 - 6,754 (+0.2%)
05/2012: Simpsons Comics #190 - 6,779 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Simpsons Comics #191 - 7,063 (+4.2%)
06/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #15 - 4,953 (+10.5%)
07/2012: Simpsons Comics #192 - 6,917 (-2.1%)
08/2012: L'il Homer #1 - 8,200
08/2012: Simpsons Comics #193 - 7,005 (+1.3%)
09/2012: Simpsons Comics #194 - 6,861 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Maggie #1 - 7,785
10/2012: Simpsons Comics #195 - 6,991 (+1.9%)
11/2012: Simpsons Comics #196 - 6,902 (-1.3%)
12/2012: Simpsons Comics #197 - 6,779 (-1.8%)
12/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #16 - 4,739 (-4.3%)
01/2013: Simpsons Comics #198 - 6,593 (-2.7%)
02/2013: Simpsons Comics #199 - 6,720 (+1.9%)
02/2013: Professor Frink #1 - 6,395

Stable.

226. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

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

Really pretty solid over the last four issues.

225. Spongebob Comics (Bongo)

02/2012: Spongebob Comics #7 - 7,573

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Spongebob Comics #8 - 7,907 (+4.4%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Spongebob Comics #9 - 7,981 (+0.9%)
07/2012: Spongebob Comics #10 - 8,092 (+1.4%)
08/2012: Spongebob Comics #11 - 7,972 (-1.5%)
09/2012: Spongebob Comics #12 - 7,767 (-2.6%)
10/2012: Spongebob Comics #13 - 7,866 (+1.3%)
11/2012: Spongebob Comics #14 - 7,629 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Spongebob Comics #15 - 7,196 (-5.7%)
01/2013: Spongebob Comics #16 - 7,023 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Spongebob Comics #17 - 6,923 (-1.4%)

Gentle downward drift.

222. Vampirella (Dynamite)

02/2012: Vampirella #14 - 9,851 

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03/2012: Vampirella #15 - 9,212 (-6.5%)
04/2012: Vampirella #16 - 9,012 (-2.2%)
05/2012: Vampirella #17 - 8,873 (-1.5%)
06/2012: Vampirella #18 - 9,144 (+3.1%)
07/2012: Vampirella #19 - 8,944 (-2.2%)
08/2012: Vampirella #20 - 8,884 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Vampirella #21 - 8,594 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Vampirella Annual #2 - 5,870 (-14.1%)
09/2012: Vampirella #22 - 8,027 (-6.6%)
09/2012: Vampirella #23 - 7,790 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella #24 - 7,566 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella Vs Fluffy One Shot - 5,533
11/2012: -
12/2012: Vampirella #25 - 7,293 (-3.6%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Vampirella #26 - 6,946 (-4.8%)

The drops are accelerating a bit quickly now.

220. Mouse Guard (Archaia)

12/2010: Black Axe #1 - 9,802 [13,155] 
01-04/2011: -
05/2011: Black Axe #2 - 8,760 (-33.4%)
06-10/2011: -
11/2011: Black Axe #3 - 7,779 (-11.2%)
12/2011-02/2012: -
03/2012: Black Axe #4 - 7,483 (-3.8%)
04-07/2012: -
08/2012: Black Axe #5 - 6,946 (-7.2%)
09/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Black Axe #6 - 7,052 (+1.5%)

Despite the enormous length of time it’s taken for these six issues to be released, it’s held up pretty well.

219. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

02/2012: Dejah Thoris #10 - 10,809

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03/2012: Dejah Thoris #11 - 10,338 (-4.4%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dejah Thoris #12 - 9,620 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dejah Thoris #13 - 9,194 (-4.4%)
08/2012: Dejah Thoris #14 - 9,637 (+4.8%)
09/2012: Dejah Thoris #15 - 9,345 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #16 - 9,186 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #17 - 9,186 (0%)
11/2012: Dejah Thoris #18 - 8,967 (-2.4%)
12/2012: Dejah Thoris #19 - 8,538 (-4.8%)
12/2012: Dejah Thoris #20 - 7,555 (-11.5%)
01/2013: Dejah Thoris #21 - 6,998 (-7.4%)
02/2013: Dejah Thoris #22 - 7,059 (+0.9%)

Finally steady again after a rough few months.

218. GFT Jungle Book (Zenescope)

03/2012: GFT Jungle Book #1 - 10,337
04/2012: GFT Jungle Book #2 - 6,157 (-40.4%)
05/2012: GFT Jungle Book #3 - 6,054 (-1.7%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: GFT Jungle Book #4 - 7,311 (+20.8%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: GFT Jungle Book #5 - 6,763 (-7.5%)
10/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: - GFT Jungle Book Last o/t Species #1 - 7,090 (+4.6%)

Now that’s a better launch for a second series.

216. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

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

Maybe leveling out, at an okay level for a Dynamite book.

215. Skullkickers (Image) 

02/2013: Uncanny Skullkickers #1 - 7,271

In an attempt to boost sales a bit, Skullkickers is spoofing some of Marvel & DC’s recent relaunches with a new name every month. It seems to have worked.

212. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

02/2012: Real American Hero #175 - 8,777

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03/2012: Real American Hero #176 - 8,622 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Real American Hero #177 - 8,815 (+2.2%)
05/2012: Real American Hero #178 - 8,804 (-0.1%)
06/2012: Real American Hero #179 - 8,763 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Real American Hero #180 - 8,845 (+0.9%)
08/2012: Real American Hero #181 - 8,525 (-3.6%)
09/2012: Real American Hero #182 - 8,239 (-3.4%)
10/2012: Real American Hero #183 - 8,174 (-0.8%)
11/2012: Real American Hero #184 - 7,962 (-2.6%)
12/2012: Real American Hero #185 - 7,777 (-2.3%)
01/2012: Real American Hero #186 - 7,544 (-3.0%)
02/2012: Real American Hero #187 - 7,489 (-0.7%)

Pretty stable, as it heads from being the best selling GI Joe book to the worst, at least temporarily.

209, 211, 214. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

02/2012: -

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03/2012: Crossed Badlands #1 - 12,068 (+58.7%)
03/2012: Crossed Badlands #2 - 10,739 (-11.0%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #3 - 9,824 (-8.5%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #4 - 9,049 (-7.9%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #5 - 9,746 (+7.7%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #6 - 9,285 (-5.0%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #7 - 9,875 (+6.4%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #8 - 9,552 (-3.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #9 - 9,520 (-0.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #10 - 9,205 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #11 - 9,215 (+0.1%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #12 - 8,900 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Crossed Badlands #13 - 8,882 (-0.2%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #15 - 8,629 (-2.8%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #16 - 8,395 (-2.7%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #17 - 8,319 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #18 - 8,150 (-2.0%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #19 - 8,655 (+6.2%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #20 - 8,461 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #21 - 7,794 (-7.9%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #22 - 7,589 (-2.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands Annual 2013 - 7,613
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #23 - 7,543 (-0.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #24 - 7,279 (-3.5%)

Fairly stable, and Garth Ennis is back with the next arc.

208. Five Weapons (Image)

02/2013: Five Weapons #1 - 7,721

A strong start for Jimmie Robinson’s new all-ages book. It’s enormously good fun, I’d recommend it.

207, 210. Transformers Prime (IDW)

11/2012: Rage o/t Dinobots #1 - 9,613
12/2012: Rage o/t Dinobots #2 - 8,284 (-13.8%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Rage o/t Dinobots #3 - 7,821 (-5.6%)
02/2013: Rage o/t Dinobots #4 - 7,609 (-2.7%)

The cartoon tie-in predictably brings up the rear of the Transformers titles.

206. Vampirella Strikes (Dynamite)

12/2012: Vampirella Strikes #1 - 14,862
01/2013: -
02/2013: Vampirella Strikes #2 - 7,972 (-46.4%)

A huge drop, bringing it not far above the parent title.

205. Baltimore (Dark Horse) 

06/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #1 - 9,671 (+19.3%)
07/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #2 - 7,974 (-17.5%)
08-10/2012: -
11/2012: Baltimore The Play - 7,971 (0%)
02/2013: Baltimore The Widow & The Tank - 8,071 (+1.3%)

The one-shot strategy appears to be paying off for Baltimore.

204. Great Pacific (Image)

11/2012: Great Pacific #1 - 15,143
12/2012: Great Pacific #2 - 11,740 (-22.5%)
12/2012: Great Pacific #3 - 9,608 (-18.2%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: Great Pacific #4 - 8,102 (-15.7%)

I’m slightly puzzled by these drops, it needs to stabilize fairly soon.

202. Morning Glories (Image) 

02/2012: Morning Glories #16 - 9,260

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03/2012: Morning Glories #17 - 8,978 (-3.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Morning Glories #18 - 8,953 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Morning Glories #19 - 8,931 (-0.2%)
07/2012: Morning Glories #20 - 9,027 (+1.1%)
08/2012: Morning Glories #21 - 8,686 (-3.8%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Morning Glories #22 - 8,562 (-1.4%)
11/2012: Morning Glories #23 - 8,355 (-2.4%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Morning Glories #24 - 8,364 (+0.1%)

Very solid.

201. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

02/2012: Sonic #234 - 8,491

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Sonic #235 - 8,816 (+3.8%)
05/2012: Sonic #236 - 8,864 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Sonic #237 - 8,586 (-3.1%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Sonic #238 - 8,976 (+4.5%)
08/2012: Sonic #239 - 9,226 (+2.8%)
08/2012: Sonic #240 - 10,101 (+9.5%)
10/2012: Sonic #241 - 10,168 (+0.7%)
10/2012: Sonic #242 - 8,695 (-14.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Sonic #243 - 8,760 (+0.7%)
01/2013: Sonic #244 - 8,716 (-0.5%)
02/2013: Sonic #245 - 8,490 (-2.6%)

Lower than normal sales, but as mentioned, heading into a company crossover.

200. Clone (Image)

11/2012: Clone #1 - 23,292
12/2012: Clone #2 - 11,144 (-52.2%)
01/2012: Clone #3 - 10,525 (-5.5%)
02/2012: Clone #4 - 8,589 (-18.4%)

The drops accelerate considerably.

198. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

02/2011: Warlord of Mars #4 - 14,780
02/2012: Warlord of Mars #15 - 10,827

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03/2012: Warlord of Mars #16 - 10,309 (-4.8%)
04/2012: Warlord of Mars #17 - 9,734 (-5.6%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Warlord of Mars #18 - 9,589 (-1.5%)
07/2012: Warlord of Mars #19 - 10,002 (+4.3%)
08/2012: Warlord of Mars #20 - 9,889 (-1.1%)
09/2012: Warlord of Mars #21 - 9,388 (-5.1%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Warlord of Mars #22 - 9,346 (-0.4%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Warlord of Mars #23 - 8,768 (-6.2%)
197. Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars (Dynamite)

04/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #1 - 9,944
05/2012: DJ & White Apes Of Mars #2 - 8,649 (-13.0%)
06/2012: DJ & White Apes Of Mars #3 - 8,072 (-6.7%)
07/2012: DJ  & White Apes Of Mars #4 - 7,763 (-3.8%)
08/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: DJ  & Green Men Of Mars #1 - 8,932 (+15.1%)

The main book drops off again, but the new Dejah Thoris mini does fairly well.

195. The Legend of Luther Strode (Image)

02/2012: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #5 - 7,415

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03/2012: Strange Talent of L. Strode #6 - 8,048 (+8.5%)
12/2012: The Legend of L. Strode #1 - 12,433 (+54.5%)
01/2013: The Legend of L. Strode #2 - 10,128 (-18.5%)
02/2013: The Legend of L. Strode #3 - 9,416 (-7.0%)

Starting to level out a good couple of thousand higher than the last series ended.

194. Star Trek The Next Generation Hive (IDW)

09/2012: Star Trek NG Hive #1 - 13,927
11/2012: Star Trek NG Hive #2 - 10,515 (-24.5%)
12/2012: Star Trek NG Hive #3 - 10,097 (-4.0%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Star Trek NG Hive #4 - 9,777 (-3.2%)

A very solid ending for this mini series.

193. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW)

07/2012: TransRegen One #81 - 15,973
07/2012: TransRegen One 100 pg Special - 4,407
08/2012: TransRegen One #82 - 12,328 (-22.8%)
09/2012: TransRegen One #83 - 11,289 (-8.4%)
10/2012: TransRegen One #84 - 10,995 (-2.6%)
11/2012: TransRegen One #85 - 10,568 (-3.9%)
12/2012: TransRegen One #86 - 10,037 (-5.0%)
01/2013: TransRegen One #87 - 9,861 (-1.8%)
02/2013: TransRegen One #88 - 9,782 (-0.8%)
192. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

02/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #2 - 11,655

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03/2012: Robots In Disguise #3 - 11,939 (+2.4%)
04/2012: Robots In Disguise #4 - 11,896 (-0.4%)
05/2012: Robots In Disguise #5 - 11,506 (-3.3%)
06/2012: Robots In Disguise #6 - 11,443 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Robots In Disguise #7 - 11,229 (-1.9%)
08/2012: Robots In Disguise #8 - 10,940 (-2.6%)
09/2012: Robots In Disguise #9 - 10,829 (-1.0%)
09/2012: Robots In Disguise Annual 2012 - 8,810 
10/2012: Robots In Disguise #10 - 10,684 (-1.3%)
11/2012: Robots In Disguise #11 - 10,285 (-3.7%)
12/2012: Robots In Disguise #12 - 10,161 (-1.2%)
01/2013: Robots In Disguise #13 - 9,935 (-2.2%)
02/2013: Robots In Disguise #14 - 9,874 (-0.6%)
190. Transformers MTMTE (IDW)

02/2012: More Than Meets Eye #2 - 11,671

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03/2012: More Than Meets Eye #3 - 12,064 (+3.4%)
04/2012: More Than Meets Eye #4 - 12,053 (0%)
05/2012: More Than Meets Eye #5 - 11,602 (-3.7%)
06/2012: More Than Meets Eye #6 - 11,263 (-2.9%)
07/2012: More Than Meets Eye #7 - 11,112 (-1.3%)
08/2012: More Than Meets Eye #8 - 10,971 (-1.3%)
09/2012: More Than Meets Eye #9 - 10,706 (-2.4%)
09/2012: More Than Meets Eye Annual 2012 - 9,443
10/2012: More Than Meets Eye #10 - 10,567 (-1.3%)
11/2012: More Than Meets Eye #11 - 10,398 (-1.6%)
12/2012: More Than Meets Eye #12 - 10,076 (-3.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: More Than Meets Eye #13 - 10,051 (-0.2%)

The main Transformers books are rock-solid and all selling around the same level.

189. Magic The Gathering (IDW)

02/2012: Magic The Gathering #2 - 23,849

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03/2012: Magic The Gathering #3 - 20,078 (-15.8%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Magic The Gathering #4 - 18,779 (-6.5%)
06/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #1 - 15,726 (-16.3%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #2 - 14,007 (-10.9%)
09/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #3 - 12,717 (17,427)(-9.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #4 - 12,329 (-3.1%)
12/2012: MTG Path of Vengeance #1 - 11,412 (-7.4%)
01/2012: MTG Path of Vengeance #2 - 11,002 (-3.6%)
02/2012: MTG Path of Vengeance #3 - 10,093 (-8.3%)

Falling pretty quickly, but I would think there’s a good amount of leeway yet.

188. Locke & Key (IDW)

02/2008: Locke & Key #1 - 7,564
02/2009: Head Games #2 - 9,487
02/2010: Crown of Shadows #3 - 3,690
02/2011: -
02/2012: Clockworks #4 - 8,452

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03/2012: Clockworks #5 - 8,333 (-1.4%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Clockworks #6 - 8,436 (+1.2%)
08/2012: Grindhouse One-shot - 11,094 (+31.5%)
11/2012: Omega #1 - 14,246 (+28.4%)
12/2012: Omega #2 - 10,244 (-28.1%)
01/2012: 
02/2012: Omega #3 - 10,130 (-1.1%)

Super-solid as it approaches the end of the series.

187. BPRD 1948 (Dark Horse)

02/2008: 1946 #2 - 16,213

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10/2012: 1948 #1 - 12,653 (-9.5%)
11/2012: 1948 #2 - 10,722 (-15.3%)
12/2012: 1948 #3 - 10,452 (-2.5%)
01/2013: 1948 #4 - 10,305 (-1.4%)
02/2013: 1948 #5 - 10,172 (-1.3%)
185. BPRD (Dark Horse)

02/2009: Black Goddess #2 (of 5) - 15,120
02/2010: King of Fear #2 - 13,123
02/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #2 - 11,585
02/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #1 - 12,258

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03/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #2 - 10,581 (-13.7%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #3 - 10,690 (+1.0%)
03/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #1 - 12,420 (+17.4%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #2 - 10,477 (-15.6%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth: Trans/JH O'Donnell - 12,261 (+17.0%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #1 - 11,395 (-7.1%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2 - 10,771 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #3 - 11,625 (+7.9%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #1 - 11,212 (+4.1%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #2 - 10,484 (-6.5%)
08/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #1 - 11,983 (+14.3%)
09/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #2 - 10,271 (-14.3%)
10/2012: HoE #100 Return o/t Master #3 - 10,475 (+2.0%)
11/2012: HoE #101 Return o/t Master #4 - 11,208 (+7.0%)
12/2012: HoE #102 Return o/t Master #5 - 10,169 (-9.3%)
01/2013: Hell on Earth #103 Abyss Time #1 - 10,437 (+2.6%)
02/2013: Hell on Earth #104 Abyss Time #2 - 10,172 (-2.5%)

Both BPRD books are very stable at the moment.

183. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

02/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #6 - 11,616

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03/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #7 - 11,382 (-2.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #8 - 11,590 (+1.8%)
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #9 - 11,171 (-3.6%)
06/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #10 - 11,007 (-1.5%)
07/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #11 - 10,932 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #12 - 10,635 (-2.7%)
09/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #13 - 10,396 (-2.2%)
10/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #14 - 10,324 (-0.7%)
11/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #15 - 10,345 (+0.2%)
12/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #16 - 9,990 (-3.4%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #17 - 10,321 (+3.3%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #18 - 10,210 (-1.1%)

In a holding pattern in advance of the new film.

182. Transformers Spotlight (IDW)

12/2012: Spotlight Orion Pax - 9,109
01/2013: Spotlight Thundercracker - 8,327 (-8.6%)
02/2013: Spotlight Megatron - 10,356 (+24.4%)

Unsurprisingly, Megatron sees a big increase in the Spotlight series.

181, 184. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

02/2010: Doctor Who #8 - 7,014
02/2011: -
02/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #14 - 7,175

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03/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #15 - 6,975 (-2.8%)
04/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #16 - 6,973 (0%)
05-08/2012: -
09/2012: Doctor Who Annual 2012 - 6,722 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1 - 18,083 (+169.0%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #2 - 10,824 (-40.1%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #3 - 11,144 (+3.0%)
01/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #4 - 10,865 (-2.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #5 - 10,271 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #6 - 10,579 (+3.0%)

Creeping back up a bit, at a decent level.

180. Americas Got Powers (Image)

04/2012: Americas Got Powers #1 - 19,439
05/2012: Americas Got Powers #2 - 16,273 (-16.3%)
06-07/2012: -
08/2012: Americas Got Powers #3 - 13,393 (-17.7%)
09-11/2012: -
12/2012: Americas Got Powers #4 - 11,291 (-15.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2012: Americas Got Powers #5 - 10,660 (-5.6%)

The drops slow up this issue.

179. Fairy Quest (Boom!)

02/2013: Fairy Quest #1 - 10,728

A US reprint for Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ fairy tale revamp.

177. Star Wars Agent O/T Empire (Dark Horse)

02/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #3 - 12,442

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03/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #4 - 12,217 (-1.6%)
04/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #5 - 12,278 (+0.5%)
10/2012: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #1 - 13,416 (+9.3%)
11/2012: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #2 - 12,171 (-9.3%)
12/2012: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #3 - 11,391 (-9.3%)
01/2013: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #4 - 11,222 (-1.5%)
02/2013: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #5 - 11,103 (-1.1%)

The lowest-selling Star Wars books finishes up this run very solidly.

176. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

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

A&A is falling too fast for this far into the run. It needs to stabilize quickly.

175. Judge Dredd (IDW)

11/2012: Judge Dredd #1 - 32,266
12/2012: Judge Dredd #2 - 13,995 (-56.6%)
01/2013: Judge Dredd #3 - 12,151 (-13.2%)
02/2013: Judge Dredd #4 - 11,512 (-5.3%)

This seems to be settling down well, and probably has significant sales in the UK to add to these numbers.

174. Bloodshot (Valiant)

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

Heading into a crossover with Harbinger.

166. Rocketeer (IDW)

03/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1 - 14,658 (-0.6%)
04/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 - 11,734 (-19.9%)
05/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #3 - 10,942 (-6.7%)
06/2012: Rocketeer Adventures 2 #4 - 10,676 (-2.4%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #1 - 14,758
09/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #2 - 11,087 (-24.9%)
10/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #3 - 10,857 (-2.1%)
11/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #4 - 10,699 (-1.5%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1 - 12,488 (+16.7%)

Roger Langridge and J Bone follow up Mark Waid’s series with respectable numbers.

164. Shadowman (Valiant)

11/2012: Shadowman #1 - 25,048
12/2012: Shadowman #2 - 16,917 (-32.5%)
01/2013: Shadowman #3 - 13,327 (-21.2%)
02/2013: Shadowman #4 - 12,531 (-6.0%)

Starting to settle down.

163. Son of Merlin (Image) 

02/2013: Son of Merlin #1 - 12,575

A dollar book for the launch, don’t expect these numbers to hold up.

159. Doctor Who Prisoners of Time (IDW)

01/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1 - 12,752
02/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 - 12,730 (-0.2%)

Super smooth, very, very good.

157. TMNT Secret of the Foot Clan (IDW)

01/2013: TMNT Secret o/t Foot Clan #1 - 18,315
01/2013: TMNT Secret o/t Foot Clan #2 - 13,180 (-28.0%)
02/2013: TMNT Secret o/t Foot Clan #3 - 12,868 (-2.4%)

Another book settling right down very quickly.

156. Conan (Dark Horse)

02/2008: Conan #49 - 21,690
02/2009: The Cimmerian #8 - 20,983 
02/2010: The Cimmerian #18 - 17,074
02/2011: -
02/2012: Conan the Barbarian #1 - 20,569

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03/2012: Conan the Barbarian #2 - 17,288 (-15.9%)
04/2012: Conan the Barbarian #3 - 17,261 (-0.1%)
05/2012: Conan the Barbarian #4 - 15,689 (-9.1%)
06/2012: Conan the Barbarian #5 - 15,393 (-1.9%)
07/2012: Conan the Barbarian #6 - 15,078 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Conan the Barbarian #7 - 14,908 (-1.1%)
09/2012: Conan the Barbarian #8 - 14,443 (-3.1%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Conan the Barbarian #10 - 13,822 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Conan the Barbarian #11 - 13,436 (-2.8%)
01/2012: Conan the Barbarian #12 - 13,254 (-1.4%)
02/2012: Conan the Barbarian #13 - 13,000 (-1.9%)

Slowly dwindling, but at an okay level.

153. Snapshot (Image) 

02/2013: Snapshot #1 - 13,337

A new mini series from the Losers team of Andy Diggle & Jock. It originally appeared in the Judge Dredd Megazine in the UK, and is doing very well, with a second print.

152. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

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

X-O loses last month’s gain and a little more, obviously not settled yet.

147. Bedlam (Image)

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

Hopefully starting to level out.

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

02/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #1 - 18,797 (22,197)

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03/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #2 - 18,118 (-3.6%)
04/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #3 - 19,166 (+5.8%)
05/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #4 - 19,756 (+3.1%)
06/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #5 - 19,025 (-3.7%)
07-10/2012: -
11/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #1 - 16,386 (-13.9%)
12/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #2 - 14,588 (-11.0%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #3 - 14,145 (-3.0%)
144. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

02/2012: Out o/t Wilderness #4 - 13,046 

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03/2012: -
04/2012: Out o/t Wilderness #5 - 12,997 (-0.4%)
05/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Fire Carrier #1 - 14,308 (+10.1%)

Two more of the mid-range Star Wars books, both doing relatively well.

143. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

02/2008: After the Fall #4 - 48,407
02/2009: After the Fall #17 - 32,842
02/2010: Angel #30 - 11,044 [19,394]
02/2011: Angel #42 - 13,136
02/2012: Angel & Faith #7 - 17,852

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03/2012: Angel & Faith #8 - 17,690 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Angel & Faith #9 - 17,590 (-0.6%)
05/2012: Angel & Faith #10 - 17,206 (-2.2%)
06/2012: Angel & Faith #11 - 17,044 (-0.9%)
07/2012: Angel & Faith #12 - 16,656 (-2.3%)
08/2012: Angel & Faith #13 - 16,453 (-1.2%)
09/2012: Angel & Faith #14 - 16,139 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Angel & Faith #15 - 15,774 (-2.3%)
11/2012: Angel & Faith #16 - 15,446 (-2.1%)
12/2012: Angel & Faith #17 - 15,026 (-2.7%)
01/2013: Angel & Faith #18 - 14,609 (-2.8%)
02/2013: Angel & Faith #19 - 14,412 (-1.3%)

Pretty stable for the last year, really. The kind of book the phrase standard attrition was coined for.

142. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW)

02/2012: Ghostbusters #6 - 8,513

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03/2012: Ghostbusters #7 - 8,248 (-3.1%)
04/2012: Ghostbusters #8 - 8,297 (+0.6%)
05/2012: Ghostbusters #9 - 9,133 (+10.1%)
06/2012: Ghostbusters #10 - 8,207 (-10.1%)
07/2012: Ghostbusters #11 - 7,809 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Ghostbusters #12 - 7,567 (-3.1%)
09/2012: Ghostbusters #13 - 7,435 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Ghostbusters #14 - 7,137 (-4.0%)
11/2012: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,938 (-2.8%)
12/2012: Ghostbusters #16 - 6,813 (-2.4%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Ghostbusters #1 - 14,442 (+112.0%)

An excellent increase, whether they can hang onto it is another matter. We shall see in the upcoming months.

141. Star Trek Countdown to Darkness (IDW)

01/2013: Countdown To Darkness #1 - 15,753
02/2013: Countdown To Darkness #2 - 14,492 (-8.0%)

A very good drop, with the first issue receiving a second printing.

138, 170. Harbinger (Valiant)

06/2012: Harbinger #1 - 32,111
07/2012: Harbinger #2 - 17,239 (-46.3%)
08/2012: Harbinger #3 - 15,482 (-10.2%)
09/2012: Harbinger #4 - 15,298 (-1.2%)
10/2012: Harbinger #5 - 14,603 (-4.5%)
11/2012: Harbinger #6 - 13,617 (-6.7%)
12/2012: Harbinger #7 - 12,783 (-6.1%)
01/2013: Harbinger #8 - 12,824 (+0.3%)
02/2013: Harbinger #0 - 14,699 (+14.6%)
02/2013: Harbinger #9 - 12,222 (-4.7%)

The zero issue gets a nice little boost as the book heads into the Bloodshot crossover. I’ve done the percentage drop for issue nine from issue eight, rather than the zero issue, by the way.

137. Masks (Dynamite)

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

This is flattening out at a good level, above all of the individual cast-member’s own books.

135. Thief of Thieves (Image)

02/2012: Thief of Thieves #1 - 17,877
03/2012: Thief of Thieves #2 - 14,286 (-20.1%)
04/2012: Thief of Thieves #3 - 13,644 (-4.5%)
05/2012: Thief of Thieves #4 - 17,774 (+30.3%)
06/2012: Thief of Thieves #5 - 19,833 (+11.6%)
07/2012: Thief of Thieves #6 - 19,733 (-0.5%)
08/2012: Thief of Thieves #7 - 18,266 (-7.4%)
09/2012: Thief of Thieves #8 - 17,070 (-6.5%)
10/2012: Thief of Thieves #9 - 16,645 (-2.5%)
11/2012: Thief of Thieves #10 - 16,424 (-1.3%)
12/2012: Thief of Thieves #11 - 15,605 (-5.0%)
02/2013: Thief of Thieves #12 - 14,974 (-4.0%)

Dropping a little fast at the moment, but still good sales.

134. BTVS Willow Wonderland (Dark Horse)

11/2012: BTVS Willow Wonderland #1 - 21,260
12/2012: BTVS Willow Wonderland #2 - 16,401 (-22.9%)
01/2013: BTVS Willow Wonderland #3 - 15,584 (-5.0%)
02/2013: BTVS Willow Wonderland #4 - 15,236 (-2.2%)

Smoothing out nicely.

129, 131. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

02/2012: TMNT #7 - 18,769

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03/2012: TMNT #8 - 18,775 (0%)
04/2012: TMNT #9 - 19,116 (28,554)(+1.8%)
04/2012: TMNT Archie 100 Pg Spe - 4,163
05/2012: TMNT #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: TMNT #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: TMNT #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)
08/2012: TMNT #13 - 18,342 (-2.4%)
09/2012: TMNT #14 - 17,682 (-3.6%)
10/2012: TMNT #15 - 17,591 (-3.6%)
10/2012: TMNT Annual 2012 - 16,274
11/2012: TMNT #16 - 17,140 (-2.6%)
12/2012: TMNT #17 - 16,703 (-2.5%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: TMNT #18 - 16,172 (-3.2%)
02/2013: TMNT #19 - 16,125 (-0.3%)

Flat this month.

127. Spawn (Image)

02/2008: Spawn #175 - 22,338
02/2009: Spawn #189 - 21,079
02/2010: -
02/2011: Spawn #203 - 15,572
02/2012: Spawn #216 - 12,671

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03/2012: Spawn #217 - 12,686 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Spawn #218 - 12,680 (0%)
05/2012: Spawn #219 - 12,804 (+1.0%)
06/2012: Spawn #220 - 30,136 (+135.4%)
06/2012: Spawn 20th Anniversary Coll Special #1 - 6,546
07/2012: Spawn #221 - 15,801 (-47.6%)
08/2012: Spawn #222 - 18,336 (+16.0%)
09/2012: Spawn #223 - 21,965 (+19.8%)
10/2012: Spawn #224 - 17,759 (-19.1%)
11/2012: Spawn #225 - 26,872 (+51.3%)
01/2013: Spawn #226 - 16,814 (-37.4%)
01/2013: Spawn #227 - 17,172 (+2.1%)
02/2013: Spawn #228 - 16,343 (-4.8%)

Relatively stable by the recent standards of this series.

124. Revival (Image)

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

A bit of a drop, but nothing to worry about.

123. Garth Ennis' Red Team (Dynamite)

02/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #1 - 16,724

Following on a thematic thread in Ennis’ books for Dynamite, vigilantism, this follows a team of elite cops who decide to start operating off the clock.

119. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

03/2012: The Manhattan Projects #1 - 17,955 (23,168)
04/2012: The Manhattan Projects #2 - 15,697 (-12.6%)
05/2012: The Manhattan Projects #3 - 18,001 (+14.7%)
06/2012: The Manhattan Projects #4 - 18,544 (+3.0%)
07/2012: The Manhattan Projects #5 - 18,398 (-0.8%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: The Manhattan Projects #6 - 17,981 (-2.3%)
11/2012: The Manhattan Projects #7 - 17,543 (-2.4%)
12/2012: The Manhattan Projects #8 - 17,028 (-2.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: The Manhattan Projects #9 - 17,229 (+1.2%)

Really remarkably good sales for such a weird little book.

116. GI Joe (IDW)

02/2008: America’s Elite #32 (Devil’s Due) - 14,651
02/2009: GI Joe #2 – 23,641
02/2010: -
02/2011: GI Joe #27 - 10,102
02/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #10 - 9,458

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03/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #11 - 9,322 (-1.4%)
04/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #12 - 9,270 (-0.6%)
05/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #13 - 9,391 (+1.3%)
06/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #14 - 8,921 (-5.0%)
07/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #15 - 8,667 (-2.8%)
08/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #16 - 8,348 (-3.7%)
09/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #17 - 8,138 (-2.5%)
10/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #18 - 7,916 (-2.7%)
11/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #19 - 7,736 (-2.3%)
12/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #20 - 7,575 (-2.1%)
01/2013: GI Joe Vol 2 #21 - 7,445 (-1.7%)
02/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #1 -17,553 (+135.8%)

A very strong relaunch ahead of the new film, how much of that audience will still be there in six months remains to be seen.

113. Fatale (Image)

01/2012: Fatale #1 - 41,000 
02/2012: Fatale #2 - 20,315 (-1.0%)
03/2012: Fatale #3 - 20,222 (-0.5%)
04/2012: Fatale #4 - 22,804 (+12.8%)
05/2012: Fatale #5 - 22,484 (-1.4%)
06/2012: Fatale #6 - 21,828 (-2.9%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Fatale #7 - 21,369 (-2.1%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Fatale #8 - 20,542 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Fatale #9 - 19,345 (-5.8%)
11/2012: Fatale #10 - 18,819 (-2.7%)
12/2012: Fatale #11 - 18,055 (-4.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2012: Fatale #12 - 17,999 (-0.3%)

Very solid this month, with a series of one-off issues coming.

108. The Shadow Year One (Dynamite)

02/2013: Shadow Year One #1 - 19,310

A good start for Matt Wagner’s origin story.

106. Adventure Time Fiona & Cake (Boom!)

12/2012: Fiona & Cake #1 - 20,290 (27,934)
02/2013: Fiona & Cake #2 - 20,810 (+2.6%)
95. Adventure Time (Boom!)

02/2012: Adventure Time #1 - 12,392 (20,915)

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03/2012: Adventure Time #2 - 11,329 (20,193) (-8.6%)
04/2012: Adventure Time #3 - 17,131 (+51.2%)
05/2012: Adventure Time #4 - 20,289 (+18.4%)
06/2012: Adventure Time #5 - 20,889 (+3.0%)
07/2012: Adventure Time #6 - 19,767 (-5.4%)
08/2012: Adventure Time #7 - 19,423 (-1.7%)
09/2012: Adventure Time #8 - 19,755 (+1.7%)
10/2012: Adventure Time #9 - 20,636 (+4.5%)
11/2012: Adventure Time #10 - 23,656 (+14.6%)
12/2012: Adventure Time Cover Showcase - 7,478
01/2013: Adventure Time #11 - 10,980 (-53.6%)
01/2013: Adventure Time #12 - 20,407 (+85.9%)
02/2014: Adventure Time #13 - 22,474 (+10.1%)

Both books are just going from strength to strength, but the rest of the missing sales from issue eleven never showed up, lost to history it would appear.

94. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

02/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #11 - 88,070
02/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #22 - 67,575
02/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32 - 47,975 
02/2011: -
02/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #6 - 29,878

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03/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #7 - 29,908 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #8 - 28,830 (-3.6%)
05/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #9 - 28,229 (-2.1%)
06/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #10 - 27,867 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #11 - 27,490 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #12 - 26,569 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #13 - 25,864 (-2.7%)
10/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #14 - 25,577 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #15 - 24,506 (-4.2%)
12/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #16 - 23,896 (-2.5%)
01/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #17 - 23,219 (-2.8%)
02/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #18 - 22,530 (-3.0%)

On a solidly downward track.

89. Hellboy (Dark Horse)

02/2009: The Wild Hunt #3 - 24,948
02/2010: -
02/2011: Sleeping & Dead #2 - 17,160
02/2012: -

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12/2012: Hellboy in Hell #1 - 28,096 (+42.9%)
12/2012: Hellboy in Hell #2 - 21,010 (-25.2%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Hellboy in Hell #3 - 23,845 (+13.5%)

An excellent increase, obviously the year off has really increased the audience’s affection.

83. Happy (Image)

09/2012: Happy #1 - 32,977
10/2012: Happy #2 - 26,474 (-19.7%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Happy #3 - 28,767 (+8.7%)
02/2013: Happy #4 - 26,641 (-7.4%)

A very respectable finish for this enormously fun book. I’d very much like to see more from Morrison in this vein.

64. Legend o/t Shadowclan (Aspen)

02/2013: Legend o/t Shadowclan #1 - 33,246

Aspen are launching a load of new books this year, and this is the first, starting with a dollar issue. This is nonetheless a good number.

62. My Little Pony Micro Series (IDW)

02/2013: Twilight Sparkle #1 - 34,435
45, 196. My Little Pony (IDW)

11/2012: - My Little Pony #1 - 80,128 (95,384)
12/2012: - My Little Pony #2 - 39,841 (-50.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: - My Little Pony #3 - 43,579 (+9.4%)
02/2013: - MLP #1 & #2 Hot Topic Pack - 8,988

The Ponies’ domination continues, while a collection of the first two issues crops up two thirds of the way down the chart.

40, 117. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

01/2013: Star Wars #1 - 39,663 (57,104)
02/2013: Star Wars #2 - 46,063 (+16.1%)

Obviously some pretty hefty reordering took place this month, with a second printing of issue one selling a further 17,441 copies. I would imagine Dark Horse are delighted.

36, 233. Saga (Image)

03/2012: Saga #1 - 37,641 (51,766)
04/2012: Saga #2 - 36,885 (43,137)(-2.0%)
05/2012: Saga #3 - 38,895 (+5.4%)
06/2012: Saga #4 - 41,143 (+5.8%)
07/2012: Saga #5 - 40,556 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Saga #6 - 40,584 (+0.7%)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Saga #7 - 46,971 (53,267)(+15.7%)
12/2012: Saga #8 - 42,324 (48,965)(-9.9%)
01/2013: Saga #9 - 45,629 (+7.8%)
02/2013: Saga #10 - 48,388 (+6.0%)

A new high point for the series, I can see it breaking the 50,000 copy mark by issue thirteen, if not before.

19, 34. The Walking Dead (Image)

02/2008: The Walking Dead #46 - 22,870
02/2009: The Walking Dead #58 – 22,720
02/2010: The Walking Dead #70 - 23,999 
02/2011: The Walking Dead #81 - 30,750
02/2012: The Walking Dead #94 - 32,361

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03/2012: The Walking Dead #95 - 33,916 (+4.8%)
04/2012: The Walking Dead #96 - 36,931 (+8.9%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #97 - 53,733 (60,175)(+45.5%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 49,974 (60,699)(+0.6%)
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99 - 55,710 (62,182)(+3.0%)
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 366,051 (388,038)(+557.1%)
08/2012: The Walking Dead #101 - 51,732 (-85.9%)
09/2012: The Walking Dead #102 - 53,337 (+3.1%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead #103 - 74,378 (+39.4%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead Michone Special - 49,930
11/2012: The Walking Dead #104 - 57,456 (-22.8%)
12/2012: The Walking Dead #105 - 57,781 (+0.6%)
01/2013: The Walking Dead #106 - 70,526 (+22.1%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead #107 - 63,575 (-9.9%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead The Governor Special - 51,355

Not very much of a drop at all, making this the fourth best-selling issue yet, while the Governor Special comes in a little higher than the Michone one a few months back.

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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. Micah says:

    Any fantasy RPG fans should be picking up Pathfinder. The backmatter alone is worth the price.

  2. Formatting. FORMATTING!

  3. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    Do you add in reprint numbers? I’d be curious to see how much the second print of DW: Prisoners of Time 1 added to the initial order. Still, either way, that’s a REMARKABLY small second issue drop. Ever since I dropped all of my DC titles in the wake of the new 52, I’ve had a bit of extra income to try other publishers. I’ve been buying some IDW books and enjoying them immensely. :)

  4. swampy says:

    182. Transformer Spotlight: Megatron
    Besides being a popular character, the book was done by Nick Roche – a very popular artist/writer of TF books.

  5. The Beat says:

    Formatting should be fixed now.

    Can everyone please chip in to buy Paul Mellerick an HTML checker?

  6. Dark Horse’s Creepy anthology is quarterly. The most recent issue on this chart seems to have slipped from January to February, but otherwise it’s generally quarterly.

  7. Chris Hero says:

    Landridge and J Bone are doing the Rocketeer? Dammit, why wasn’t anyone talking about this? Not everyone reads Previews…it just seems this is one of those things we should come across if we read a few different comic blogs. And then we wonder why comic unit sales are diminishing and the industry is propped up by variant covers…. At least Adventure Time is finally cracking the top 100. I still don’t understand how everyone missed the boat on that one for so long.

  8. Paul Mellerick says:

    Sigh…

    Kentucky FH – I only include reprint numbers if they feature in the top 300, I may look into whether we can use other figures from the rest of the chart, seeing as so many indie titles are reprinting at the moment. There are already twice as many titles in the Indie chart as the Marvel or DC charts, so it may just make it a bit unwieldy.

  9. High Ways is from IDW, not Boom.

    It might be helpful to know what the current Kill Shakespeare’s numbers are being compared against to dub them “not so much of a hit.”

    >Dwindling. Movie coming.

    …Although since the movie is nothing like this Lone Ranger comic, it has about as much potential for a crossover audience as any of the Sherlock Holmes comics have had with the recent movies.

    >Bedlam: Hopefully starting to level out.

    Unlikely, with Rossmo about to leave the series.

  10. Stephen Gerding says:

    @Chris Hero:

    CBR interview with Langridge and Bone here, with art from the book – http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=43049

  11. Thank you for the kind words about Five Weapons. I hope there’s not too much of a drop between the upcoming issues.

  12. srfan says:

    143. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)
    “Pretty stable for the last year, really. The kind of book the phrase standard attrition was coined for.”

    94. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)
    “On a solidly downward track.”

    I’m not sure I understand these comments. Are the positive, negative or somewhere in between? “Pretty stable” suggests little to no movement in either direction while “standard attrition” implies downward trajectory at a regular albeit potentially slow pace. Or have I been misreading these charts? Likewise, “solidly downward” seems a bit of an oxymoron.

  13. serge says:

    Those STAR WARS numbers are very good. That has to speak well for Dark Horse at a time when Disney is looking at who will publish SW comics in the future. I hope they’re involved — either collaborating with Marvel (like Dynamite worked with Marvel on certain Alex Ross projects a few years back) or retaining the license outright.

  14. I appreciate the personal and subjective comments, but I’ve picked up a few of the books listed with glowing comments and found a few of them to be shit. Wouldn’t mind seeing another person working on these lists to add a word or sentence or two just to level out your commentary. Add some perspective and whatnot.

  15. Chris Hero says:

    Wait, CBR, the site that never met a superhero comic it couldn’t gush over, is on top of the work of J Bone? I…there’s no words….

  16. Paul Mellerick says:

    Paul Houston – it isn’t really a review column, while I’ll mention if I like something, it’s all just personal opinion. Out of interest, which books didn’t you like?

  17. Darklord says:

    Am I missing something?Why isn’t the Massive on the list?I believe there was an issue released in February

  18. barry buchanan says:

    “01/2013: TMNT Color Classics #7 – 5,944 (-7.9%)
    02/2013: TMNT Color Classics #9 – 4,984 (-7.9%)
    No that isn’t a mistake, they haven’t reprinted issue eight as it featured Cerebus, and Dave Sim had requested that it never be reprinted again.”

    Just made the value of my TMNT #8 (first printing) to go up. Yees!!!

  19. People, what’s up with Archer & Armstrong? It’s easily the most consistent (quality and artists) book Valiant currently has. I’ve been purchasing all their titles up until this point. And I’m just about to drop them all and keep Archer & Armstrong. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! (Though I wonder if the “liberal” slant might turn some off? Eh, I’m a liberal, so I’m lovin’ it! :)

  20. Steve says:

    No Savage Dragon listing this month? I wonder if bumping the price from $3.50 to $3.99 is an indication of dropping readers (and, it that case, when does it start to become too ineffective to keep publishing it?)

    I still love the book — I’ve been with it from the beginning and still find it worthwhile… But to not see it in the top 300 at this long point…

  21. Were there really retailers who didn’t know NEMO was a LOEG book? Moore, O’Neill, Top Shelf, a character named Nemo, did they think it was about a clownfish?

    That’s quite a dip for Byrne’s HIGH WAYS. I guess pretty soon his old “Faithful Fifty” will actually be down to 50, instead of 50,000. Not too surprising that his deal with IDW is that he doesn’t get paid for the serialized version, hard to imagine they’d be profitable otherwise.

    The first KILL SHAKESPEARE series actually dropped off the Top 300 after #4, and that was at about 3,500 sales, so 4,800 for the new series isn’t bad. I suspect if it’s a “hit” it’s in the collected editions outside the direct market.

    Did Dave Sim change his mind on reprints of TMNT #8? I thought his position was that Eastman and Laird didn’t need his permission to reprint any story they worked on together. Is it different now that the ownership is in the hands of a IP-devouring multinational conglomerate rather than an individual (Eastman and Laird don’t need permission, but IDW or Viacom do)?

  22. Paul Mellerick says:

    Darklord – no, there was an issue of Massive this month, issue #9 charted at 191, amidst the Transformers book, with sales of 9,936. I managed to miss it when I was transcribing the figures, sorry. I’ve not got the historical figures to hand, but I think that’s the first time it’s dropped below 10,000 copies.

    Steve – there wasn’t an issue of SD this month, it’s running a little late at the moment, but one came out in early March so it should be in next month.

  23. Nicholas Winter says:

    BobH — my local shop ordered Nemo heavily and hardly sold any copies. ( I bought it, read it, andbwasn’t impressed.) I think the price point for it didn’t help with sales.

  24. AmirCat says:

    Is Chew on the list?

  25. James T says:

    Saga…smashing through the sales charts like a club wielding giant with an over sized scrotum.

  26. Nathan Aaron — besides not wanting to take on another universe worth of books, I’m not a Van Lente fan for the reason you mentioned, though I haven’t even seen Archer & Armstrong.

    Changing subjects, I have been reading Peter Panzerfaust from the beginning, but it’s not an investment for me. I could make some good money off of it, but I prefer to keep it. For a book retelling Peter Pan as a World War II book, it’s thoughtful, adult (not in the sense of any R-rated content), and very well done.

    Bedlam may be seeing some drops soon, as Rossmo left over creative differences. Paul, you might have mentioned this last time. I think he has some loyal followers who will exit with him, though I’m pretty sure he’s not the type to encourage that.

  27. johnrobiethecat says:

    “Paul Houston – it isn’t really a review column, while I’ll mention if I like something, it’s all just personal opinion. Out of interest, which books didn’t you like?”

    True, not a review column but does everything have to be so nuetral, sparse and indifferent. So Savage Dragon.(even when it comes back) The High Ways, Mara all dropped off the charts this month. Is there a reason why? Numbers don’t lie. Maybe trends your readers might be interested in …

    Trends must certainly be happening in the Independent Comics world. This should really be a bit more exciting as a column, maybe not as rackus as DC but at least he has a take on what going on & some theories that are proving themselves out. Marvel and DC are using the same old tactics and fanboy targeting to stay afloat as far as it’ll take em. But Independents should be where the art is going, And they should be capitalizing on DC messing up big time.

    What I don’t like about the Independent scene is that its just a place where established industry professionals can try things out , bad stuff like Mara and High Ways and not get called out on it. And then still have have more turns to bowl another one down the lane. Image is actively seeking Marvel & DC talent for built in readers as their 3rd projects but not really canvasing new creators from what I can see, Its all this safe fare with low expectations , Epic comic remakes. to me and pretty dull at that. So the Beat in other columns say they are cats pajamas but never comment much that the original crew are just not able to make good books. But if your the gatekeepers and have vanity projects , its all good.

    All on a safe, dull gear now. Even the stuff on Comixology Submit looks familiar. Saga’s good but petering out if you ask me, Be nice to have something exciting for a change. Even opinions and giving the real deal will do,

  28. Just so I’m clear, both the Governor and Michone one-shots arn’t getting collected in any of the Walking Dead (6 issue) trades are they?? So I need to buy them seperately yeah?

  29. Anonymous says:

    The High Ways might not have sold much, but it’s quite excellent IMHO. Quality doesn’t necessarily means sales, you know?

  30. Shawn Kane says:

    Count me in as a fan of the High Ways.

  31. Paul Mellerick says:

    James – well, most of the issues are reprints of Michone & Phillip’s first issues, nineteen and twenty seven respectively, with an extra eight page story. Those eight-pagers first appeared in an issue of Playboy, and this year’s CBLDF Annual, neither of which are too hard to find. I would imagine there will eventually be a collection of the bits and pieces which haven’t appeared in the trades so far.

  32. PeterCSM730 says:

    “Dropping very fast indeed, obviously not as many people wanting this as Lady Death, for some reason.”

    I can think of a pair of reasons haha.

  33. I actually like “The High Ways” a lot, too…probably my favorite of Byrne’s IDW projects so far (that I’ve read, anyway).

  34. Orphan says:

    @ Jason Green: thanks for the heads up on High Ways. I enjoyed Trio and decided to trade wait THW. I think the money situation is getting worse for a lot of fans and there is less experimenting with indie titles going on.@ Chris Hero @ 2.29: Don’t really expect to follow anything in comics without Previews do you? Especially the indie scene.

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