Indie Month-to-Month Sales: July 2010

Vampires beat zombies this month, as the first issue of IDW’s new series based on the True Blood TV show is the top selling “indie” comic, beating an anniversary issue of The Walking Dead. We’ve also got the first issue of Doctor Solar and a new Star Wars miniseries from Dark Horse, while a new event miniseries from Top Cow is Image’s biggest launch.

Image had 4.49% of the dollar share and 3.89% of the unit share, Dark Horse had 4.12% of the dollar share and 3.04% of the unit share, and IDW had 3.94% of the dollar share and 3.67% of the unit share. These numbers include graphic novels and titles that failed to make the top 300 chart.

After some comments last month I feel I should explain a little where these numbers come from and how I choose which titles to write about. I list every “indie” (ie. non Marvel/DC) title in the top 200, and every title from Image, Dark Horse, and IDW (ie. “the front of Previews”), and a selection of others from 201 to 300. This means there are lots of titles I don’t include here, either because they don’t make the top 300 (Age of Bronze, Jack Staff, and King City being just three Image titles that don’t make the chart), or because I only have so much time to write this. You can click on the link below to go to ICV2 and get the complete list.

The numbers I have are estimates that ICV2 produces based upon sales to the US and Canada. I have been told by several people in the industry that these numbers are low, but that they are consistently low so they are useful for trends. They also do not include sales to the UK (I’m not sure about other international sales), sales through distributors other than Diamond, newsstand sales, subscription sales, direct sales to people at conventions, or online digital sales (which could soon make these charts utterly useless).

These numbers include reorders shipped in the same month. Thus a title shipping in the first week of a month has several weeks to gather sales from reorders and lost or late deliveries, while a book shipping in the last week will have those copies arrive the following month where they will more than likely fail to chart.

Also, it’s important to note that these are just orders made by stores, not sales to customers. Comic book stores buy (most) of their comics on a non-returnable basis months in advance and have to make educated guesses on what’s going to sell. Just because a book is listed as selling 20,000 copies does not mean that many customers bought it, it doesn’t even mean that stores ordered that many copies as sometimes companies will overship books. But now onto the actual comics!

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

65. True Blood (IDW)
07/2010: True Blood #1 - 30,296

Based on the TV show much beloved on this site. It featured four different covers, but they were all sold at a 1 to 1 ratio.

68, 80. The Walking Dead (Image) 
07/2005: The Walking Dead #20 - 16,915
07/2006: The Walking Dead #29 - 20,385
07/2007: The Walking Dead #39 - 22,487
07/2008: The Walking Dead #50 - 27,691
07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001
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08/2009: The Walking Dead #64 - 24,393 (+1.6%)
09/2009: The Walking Dead #65 - 24,892 (+2.0%)
10/2009: The Walking Dead #66 - 24,944 (+0.2%)
11/2009: The Walking Dead #67 - 24,666 (-1.1%)
12/2009: The Walking Dead #68 - 24,230 (-1.8%)
01/2010: The Walking Dead #69 - 23,695 (-2.2)
02/2010: The Walking Dead #70 - 23,999 (+1.3%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: The Walking Dead #71 - 24,567 (+2.4%)
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 (+12.6%)
                               6 month (+21.0%)
                               1 year (+19.4%)
                               2 year (+3.5)
                               3 year (+27.5%)
                               4 year (+40.6%)
                               5 year (+69.4%)

Two issues this month, but not even two covers for the anniversary issue could pull TWD into the top spot this month. Meanwhile volume 12 has first month sales of 16,627, volume 11 sold a couple hundred more than that in its first month.

91. Doctor Solar Man of the Atom (Dark Horse) 
07/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #1 - 22,630

This revamp of the Gold Key/Valiant character is written by Jim Shooter (who wrote the Valiant series), and must have gained some benefit from the Free Comic Book Day preview earlier this year and its two covers.

94. Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet (Dynamite) 

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

The drops are veeeerrrry sllloooowlllly getting smaller. This issue has five covers.

99. The Boys (Dynamite) 

07/2008: The Boys #20 - 27,571
07/2009: The Boys #32 - 25,231
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08/2009: The Boys #33 - 24,684 (-2.1%)
09/2009: The Boys #34 - 24,502 (-0.7%)
10/2009: The Boys #35 - 24,841 (+1.4%)
11/2009: The Boys #36 - 23,471 (-5.5%)
12/2009: The Boys #37 - 24,025 (+2.4%)
01/2010: The Boys #38 - 22,203 (-7.6%)
02/2010: The Boys #39 - 21,905 (-1.3%)
03/2010: The Boys #40 - 22,022 (+0.5%)
04/2010: The Boys #41 - 21,552 (-2.1%)
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%)
                               6 month (-4.2%)
                               1 year (-15.7%)
                               2 year (-22.9%)

Stable. There’s another spin-off miniseries coming soon.

101. Star Wars Old Republic (Dark Horse) 
07/2010: Old Republic #1 - 20,529

Six part miniseries tying in to the upcoming videogame. This is also the first series listed so far that cost $2.99.

102. Hellboy (Dark Horse) 

07/2005: The Island #2 - 28,844
07/2006: -
07/2007: Darkness Calls #4 - 25,210
07/2008: The Crooked Man #1 - 29,083
07/2009: -
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08/2009: The Wild Hunt #5 (of 8 ) - 20,375 (-6.3%)
09/2009: The Wild Hunt #6 (of 8 ) - 20,146 (-1.1)
10/2009: The Wild Hunt #7 (of 8 ) - 19,414 (-3.6%)
11/2009: The Wild Hunt #8 (of 8 ) - 18,942 (-2.4%)
12/2009: Bride of Hell One Shot - 20,761 (+9.6%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
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%)
                                6 month (n.a.)
                                1 year (n.a.)
                                2 year (29.8%)
                                3 year (-19.1%)
				4 year (n.a.)
				5 year (-29.3%)

The final arc in the story drawn by Duncan Fegredo that started with Darkness Calls three years ago.

107. Haunt (Image) 

10/2009: Haunt #1 - 50,078
11/2009: Haunt #2 - 28,254 (-43.6%)
12/2009: Haunt #3 - 28,390 (+0.5%)
01/2010: Haunt #4 - 26,420 (-6.9%)
02/2010: Haunt #5 - 22,454 (-15.0%)
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%)
                                6 month (-27.2%)

Running late. Oh, and Image United #3 finally came out in August.

110. Artifacts (Image) 
07/2010: Artifacts #1 - 18,711

Top Cow big event’s that was “five years in the making”. There are three covers.

113. Spawn (Image) 

07/2006: Spawn #158 - 17,728
07/2007: Spawn #169 - 24,037
07/2008: Spawn #180 - 19,188
07/2009: Spawn #193 - 20,293
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07/2009: Spawn #194 - 18,916 (-6.8%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: Spawn #195 - 18,475 (-2.3%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
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%)
                                6 month (n.a.)
                                1 year (-11.4%)
                                2 year (-6.3%)
                                3 year (-25.2%)
                                4 year (+1.4%)

Very late. This month Spawn #205 was supposed to come out.

120. Angel (IDW) 

07/2005: The Curse #2 - 14,657
07/2006: Angel Spotlight: Doyle - 8,949
07/2007: -
07/2008: After the Fall #10 - 43,024
07/2009: Angel: After the Fall – Epilogue #23 - 24,003
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08/2009: Angel #24 - 22,795 (-5.0%)
09/2009: Angel #25 - 23,815 (+4.5%)
10/2009: Angel #26 - 22,886 (-3.9%)
11/2009: Angel #27 - 20,731 (-9.4%)
12/2009: Angel #28 - 21,301 (+2.7%)
12/2009: Angel Annual #1 - 16,616 (-22.0%)
01/2010: Angel #29 - 20,280 (+22.5%)
02/2010: Angel #30 - 11,044 [19,394] (-4.4%)
03/2010: Angel #31 - 18,538 (-4.4%)
04/2010: Angel #32 - 17,942 (-3.2%)
05/2010: Angel #33 - 17,521 (-2.3%)
06/2010: Angel #34 - 17,467 (-0.3%)
07/2010: Angel #35 - 16,664 (-4.6%)
                               6 month (-17.8%)
                               1 year (-30.6%)
                               2 year (-61.2%)
                               3 year (n.a.)
                               4 year (+86.2%)
                               5 year (+13.7%)

The license for Angel is moving back to Dark Horse next year. Issue #44 will be the last one published by IDW.

122. Conan the Cimmerian (Dark Horse) 

07/2005: Conan #18 - 36,323
07/2006: Conan #30 - 31,095
07/2007: Conan #42 - 24,288
07/2008: The Cimmerian #1 - 31,296
07/2009: The Cimmerian #12 - 19,268
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08/2009: The Cimmerian #13 - 18,881 (-2.0%)
09/2009: The Cimmerian #14 - 18,643 (-1.3%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: The Cimmerian #15 - 18,293 (-1.9%)
11/2009: The Cimmerian #16 - 17,778 (-2.8%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Weight of Crown One Shot - 17,571 (-1.2%)
01/2010: The Cimmerian #17 - 17,356 (-1.2%)
02/2010: The Cimmerian #18 - 17,074 (-1.6%)
03/2010: The Cimmerian #19 - 18,131 (+6.2%)
04/2010: The Cimmerian #20 - 16,393 (-9.6%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: The Cimmerian #21 - 16,421 (+0.2%)
07/2010: The Cimmerian #22 - 16,240 (-1.1)
                6 month (-6.4%)
                1 year (-15.7%)
                2 year (-48.1)
                3 year (-33.1%)
                4 year (-47.8%)
                5 year (-55.3%)

Ending at issue 25 to be relaunched next year.

124. X-Files 30 Days of Night (DC) 

07/2007: 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella #3 - 6,250
07/2008:
07/2009:
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07/2010: X-Files 30 Days of Night #1 - 16,109

Okay, so this technically isn’t an “indie” title since it’s published by DC, but I finished I’d include it anyway. The last 30 Days of Night series (“30 Days Til Death” by David Lapham) ended in March, 2009, with sales of 5,902.

125. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW) 
07/2010: Real American Hero #156 - 15,795

This is a sequel to the series that Marvel put out in the ‘80s and ‘90s, the final issue of which came out in October, 1994. At that time there were 12 (!!!) different distributors, and so numbers for what the series sold are hard to come by.

However John Jackson Miller estimates the final issue probably sold around 50,000 copies, though mentions that with more than twice as many comic shops than now, and substantial newsstand sales we’re looking at a very different era. There was also an issue #155.5 released for Free Comic Book Day.

126. Star Wars Invasion (Dark Horse) 

07/2009: Invasion #1 (of 5) - 24,548
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08/2009: Invasion #2 (of 5) - 21,004 (-14.4%)
09/2009: Invasion #3 (of 5) - 19,798 (-5.7%)
10/2009: Invasion #0 - 19,714 (-0.4%)
10/2009: Invasion #4 - 19,138 (-2.9%)
11/2009: Invasion #5 - 18,315 (-4.3%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: -
05/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #1 - 17,911(-2.2%)
06/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #2 - 16,098 (-10.1%)
07/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #3 - 15,736 (-2.2%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (-35.9%)

Settling down into an average decline.

136. 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 Kate #3 - 13,833 (-15.5%)

Five different covers aren’t helping this series hold on to readers.

137. Green Hornet Strikes (Dynamite) 

05/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #1 - 15,626
06/2010: -
07/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #2 - 13,383 (-14.4%)

This one only had three covers, but that’s actually a pretty good second issue drop.

140. Chew (Image) 

07/2009: Chew #2 - 6,735
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08/2009: Chew #3 - 13,762 (+104.3%)
09/2009: Chew #4 - 12,294 (-10.7%)
10/2009: Chew #5 - 13,498 (+9.8%)
11/2009: Chew #6 - 13,139 (-2.7%)
12/2009: Chew #7 - 12,902 (-1.8%)
01/2010: Chew #8 - 12,727 (-1.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Chew #9 - 12,866 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Chew #10 - 13,335 (+3.6%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Chew #11 - 13,204 (-1.0%)
07/2010: Chew #12 - 13,011 (-1.5%)
                6 month (+2.2%)
                1 year (+93.2%)

Dropping a little, but still doing very well.

143. GI Joe (IDW) 

07/2006: America’s Elite #13 (Devil’s Due) - 16,751
07/2007: America’s Elite #25 (Devil’s Due) - 16,119
07/2008: America’s Elite #36 (Devil’s Due) - 19,689
07/2009: GI Joe #7 – 20,319
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08/2009: GI Joe #8 – 18,750 (-7.7%)
09/2009: GI Joe #9 – 17,436 (-7.0%)
10/2009: GI Joe #10 – 16,264 (-6.7%)
11/2009: GI Joe #11 – 15,527 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #12 – 14,824 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #13 – 15,759 (+6.3%)
01/2010: GI Joe #14 – 14,030 (-11.0%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: GI Joe #15 – 13,607 (-3.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe #16 – 13,288 (-2.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe #17 – 13,129 (-1.2%)
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%)
                6 month (-10.2%)
                1 year (-38.0%)
                2 year (-36.0%)
                3 year (-21.8%)
                4 year (-24.8%) 

Standard drop.

145. 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%)

All the Green Hornet titles are still dropping by huge amounts despite the variant covers (this one has three).

146. Irredeemable (Boom) 

07/2009: Irredeemable #4 - 13,623
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08/2009: Irredeemable #5 - ??? (???)
09/2009: Irredeemable #6 - 14,128 (+3.7%)
10/2009: Irredeemable #7 - 14,282 (+1.1%)
11/2009: Irredeemable #8 - 13,688 (-4.2%)
12/2009: Irredeemable #9 - 13,515 (-1.3%)
01/2010: Irredeemable #10 - 13,106 (-3.0%)
02/2010: Irredeemable #11 - 12,912 (-1.5%)
03/2010: Irredeemable #12 - 13,058 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Irredeemable Special #1 - 12,411 (-5.0%)
05/2010: Irredeemable #13 - 12,784 (+3.0)
06/2010: Irredeemable #14 - 12,608 (-1.4%)
07/2010: Irredeemable #15 - 12,442 (-1.3%)
                               6 month (-5.1%)
                               1 year (-8.7%)

Standard drop. Still doing well.

147. Alan Moore Neonomicon Hornbook (Avatar) 

01/2010: Neonomicon Hornbook - 7,117
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: -
05/2010: -
06/2010: -
07/2010: Neonomicon #1 - 12,432 (+74.7%)

This series is actually written by Alan Moore, and seems to be one of his final forays into comics.

148. Transformers Ongoing (IDW) 

07/2008: All Hail Megatron #1 - 15,703
07/2009: All Hail Megatron #13 - 11,892
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08/2009: All Hail Megatron #14 - 11,736 (-1.3%)
09/2009: All Hail Megatron #15 - 11,634 (-0.9%)
10/2009: All Hail Megatron #16 - 11,281 (-3.0%)
11/2009: Transformers Ongoing #1 - 15,220 (+34.9%)
12/2009: Transformers Ongoing #2 - 12,516 (-17.8%)
01/2010: Transformers Ongoing #3 - 12,609 (+0.7%)
02/2010: Transformers Ongoing #4 - 12,221 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Transformers Ongoing #5 - 11,994 (-1.9%)
04/2010: Transformers Ongoing #6 - 12,171 (+1.5%)
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%)
                               6 month (-1.9%)
                               1 year (+4.0%)
                               2 year (-21.2%)

Part one of a new storyline.

151. Charmed (Zenescope) 

07/2010: Charmed #1 - 12,061

New ongoing series based on the TV show about witches. Any guesses for what the next supernatural show to be adapted into a comic will be?

153. BPRD (Dark Horse) 

07/2006: Universal Machine #4 - 16,024
07/2007: Garden of Souls #5 - 15,784
07/2008: The Warning #1 - 17,866
07/2009: 1947 #1 (of 5) - 15,845
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08/2009: 1947 #2 (of 5) - 14,893 (-6.0%)
09/2009: 1947 #3 (of 5) - 14,810 (-0.6%)
10/2009: 1947 #4 (of 5) - 14,505 (-2.0%)
11/2009: 1947 #5 (of 5) - 13,977 (-3.6%)
12/2009: War on Frogs #4 (of 4) - 12,904 (-7.7%)
01/2010: King of Fear #1 - 14,081 (+9.1%)
02/2010: King of Fear #2 - 13,123 (-6.8%)
03/2010: King of Fear #3 - 12,874 (-1.9%)
04/2010: King of Fear #4 - 12,480 (-3.1%)
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%)
                               6 month (-16.1%)
                               1 year (-25.5%)
                               2 year (-33.9%)
                               3 year (-25.2%)
                               4 year (-26.3%)

Next month starts a new direction for the BPRD series. Also, volume 13 of BPRD (1947) had first month sales of 3,967.

158. Aliens vs. Predator (Dark Horse) 

01/2010: Three World War #1 - 15,218
02/2010: Three World War #2 - 11,875 (-22.0%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Three World War #3 - 11,498 (-3.2%)
05/2010: Three World War #4 - 11,112 (-3.4%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Three World War #5 - 10,985 (-1.1%)

Running late.

159. Incorruptible (Boom) 

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

Standard drop.

162. GI Joe Origins (IDW) 

07/2009: GI Joe Origins #5 - 17,822
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08/2009: GI Joe Origins #6 - 15,898 (-10.8%)
09/2009: GI Joe Origins #7 - 14,753 (-7.2%)
10/2009: GI Joe Origins #8 - 14,961 (+1.4%)
11/2009: GI Joe Origins #9 - 12,955 (-13.4%)
12/2009: GI Joe Origins #10 - 12,295 (-5.1%)
01/2010: GI Joe Origins #11 - 11,726 (-4.6%)
02/2010: GI Joe Origins #12 - 12,312 (+5.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe Origins #13 - 11,043 (-10.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe Origins #14 - 10,811 (-2.1%)
05/2010: GI Joe Origins #15 - 10,650 (-1.5%)
06/2010: GI Joe Origins #16 - 10,643 (-0.1%)
07/2010: GI Joe Origins #17 - 10,215 (-4.0%)
                                6 month (-12.9%)
                                1 year (-42.7%)

The drops this year are really starting to add up.

164. Spike (IDW) 

07/2006: Spike vs. Dracula #4 - 11,095
07/2007: Shadow Puppets #2 - 7,071
07/2008: Spike After the Fall #1 - 36,874
07/2009: -
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06/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #1 - 12,057
07/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #2 - 10,145 (-15.9%)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-72.5%)
                                3 year (+43.5%)
				4 year (-8.6%)

This was intended to be an ongoing series, but with the license going back to Dark Horse next year we’ll have to wait and see how long it will last.

166. Comic Book Guy (Bongo) 
07/2010: Comic Book Guy The Comic Book #1 - 9,993

The death of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons gets its own miniseries.

169. GI Joe Cobra II (IDW) 

01/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #1 - 12,062 (-27.9%)
02/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #2 - 11,121 (-7.8%)
03/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #3 - 10,562 (-5.0%)
04/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #4 - 10,384 (-1.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #5 - 10,136 (-2.4%)
07/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #6 - 9,726 (-4.0%)
                6 month (-19.4%)

Too soon to tell if this series is going to stick around for long.

170. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope) 

07/2006: Grimm Fairy Tales #7 - 6,212
07/2007: -
07/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #29 - 9,644
07/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #40 - 9,616
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08/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #41 - 10,600 (+10.2%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #42 - 9,070 (-14.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #43 - 10,246 (+13.0%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #44 - 8,824 (-13.9%)
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #45 - 8,916 (+1.0%)
04/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #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%)
                               6 month (n.a.)
                               1 year (-0.2%)
                               2 year (-0.5%)
                               3 year (n.a.)
                               4 year (+54.4%)

Zenescope has really been pumping these out this year.

172, 202. Predators (Dark Horse) 

06/2010: Predators #1 - 12,283
06/2010: Predators #2 - 11,237 (-8.5%)
06/2010: Predators #3 - 10,811 (-3.8%)
06/2010: Predators #4 - 10,390 (-3.9%)
07/2010: Preserve the Game - 9,533 (-8.2%)
07/2010: Movie Adaptation - 7,512 (-21.2%)

Preserve the Game is a one shot single issue, while the movie adaptation cost $6.99.

174. Queen Sonja (Dynamite) 

10/2009: Queen Sonja #1 - 13,849
11/2009: Queen Sonja #2 - 12,024 (-13.2%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Queen Sonja #3 - 10,768 (-10.4%)
02/2010: Queen Sonja #4 - 10,766 (-0.0%)
03/2010: Queen Sonja #5 - 10,393 (-3.5%)
04/2010: Queen Sonja #6 - 9,800 (-5.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Queen Sonja #7 - 9,879 (+0.8%)
07/2010: Queen Sonja #8 - 9,438 (-4.5%)

Probably about where it would have been without last month’s small bump.

175. GI Joe Hearts and Minds (IDW) 

05/2010: Hearts and Minds #1 - 11,039
06/2010: Hearts and Minds #2 - 8,592 (-22.2%)
07/2010: Hearts and Minds #3 - 9,421 (+9.6%)

Looks like the second issue was under ordered by retailers.

178. Terry Moore’s Echo (Abstract) 

07/2008: Echo #4 - 14,111
07/2009: Echo #13 - 10,783
=====
08/2009: Echo #14 - 10,663 (-1.1%)
09/2009: Echo #15 - 10,529 (-1.3%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Echo #16 - 10,234 (-2.8)
12/2009: Echo #17 - 10,282 (+0.5%)
01/2010: Echo #18 - 10,137 (-1.4%)
01/2010: Echo #19 - 4,978 [9,787] (-3.5%)
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%)
				6 month (11.2%)
				1 year (-16.6%)
				2 year (-36.2%)

Scheduled to end at issue 30.

179. Richard Stark’s Parker (IDW) 
07/2010: The Man With the Getaway Face - 8,975

$2 oversized preview of Darwyn Cooke’s novel adaptations.

181. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland (Zenescope) 

03/2010: Neverland #1 - 10,401
04/2010: Neverland #2 - 7,961 (-23.5%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Neverland #3 - 9,006 (+13.1%)
07/2010: Neverland #4 - 8,793 (-2.4%)

Standard drop.

182. Smurfs (NBM) 

07/2010: Smurfs #1 Smurfnapper - 8,781

$1 preview.

187. Transformers Ironhide (IDW) 

05/2010: Ironhide #1 - 9,019
06/2010: Ironhide #2 - 8,546 (-5.2%)
07/2010: Ironhide #3 - 8,300 (-2.9%)

Standard drop.

191. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword) 

07/2005: Tarot #33 - 10,227
07/2006: Tarot #39 ¬- 9,528
07/2007: Tarot #45 - 9,610
07/2008: Tarot #51 - 9,144
07/2009: Tarot #57 - 8,705
 =====
08/2009: -
09/2009: Tarot #58 - 8,502 (-2.3%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Tarot #59 - 8,356 (-1.7%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Tarot #60 - 8,241 (-1.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Tarot #61 - 8,096 (-1.8%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: Tarot #62 - 8,131 (+0.4%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Tarot #63 - 8,112 (-0.2%)
                                6 month (-1.6%)
                                1 year (-6.8%)
                                2 year (-11.3%)
                                3 year (-15.6%)
                                4 year (-14.7%)
                                5 year (-20.7%)

Stable.

193. Life With Archie (Archie) 

07/2010: Married Life #1 - 7,998

This is the spin-off of the very popular Archie gets married storyline from last year. Included are stories where Archie has married either Betty or Veronica.

194. Rasl (Cartoon Books) 

07/2009: Rasl #5 - 9,866
=====
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: Rasl #6 - 8,844 (-10.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Rasl #7 - 8,301 (-6.1%)
04/2010: -
05/2010: -
06/2010: -
07/2010: Rasl #8 - 7,875 (-5.1%)
			1 year (-20.2%)

The plan to start shipping bimonthly hasn’t worked out too well.

196. Hack Slash (Image) 

07/2007: Hack Slash #3 (Devil’s Due) - 6,300
07/2008: Hack Slash #13 (Devil’s Due) - 5,959
07/2009: -
=====
08/2009: Hack Slash #24 - 5,069 (-15.8%)
08/2009: Hack Slash #25 - 5,326 (+5.1%)
09/2009: Hack Slash #26 - 5,400 (+1.4%)
10/2009: Hack Slash #27 - 6,005 (+11.2%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Hack Slash #28 - 6,260  (+4.2%)
01/2010: Hack Slash #29 - 5,935 (-5.2%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Hack Slash #30 - 5,647  (-4.9%)
04/2010: Hack Slash #31 - 5,566 (-1.4%)
04/2010: Hack Slash #32 - 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%)
                6 month (+31.5%)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (+30.9%)
                3 year (+23.9%)

Sales are still well above the Devil’s Due series.

199. Simpsons Comics (Bongo) 

07/2005: Simpsons Comics #108 - 11,687
07/2006: Simpsons Comics #120 - 10,323
07/2007: Simpsons Comics #132 - 9,291
07/2008: Simpsons Comics #144 - 8,983
07/2009: Simpsons Comics #156 - 7,774
 =====
08/2009: Simpsons Comics #157 - 7,565 (-2.7%)
09/2009: Simpsons Comics #158 - 7,782 (+2.9%)
10/2009: Simpsons Comics #159 - 7,645 (-1.8%)
11/2009: Simpsons Comics #160 - 7,618 (-0.4%)
12/2009: Simpsons Comics #161 - 7,414 (-2.7%)
01/2010: Simpsons Comics #162 - 7,227 (-2.5%)
02/2010: Simpsons Comics #163 - 7,507 (+3.9%)
03/2010: Simpsons Comics #164 - 7,351 (-2.1%)
04/2010: Simpsons Comics #165 - 7,228 (-1.7%)
05/2010: Simpsons Comics #166 - 7,161 (-0.9%)
06/2010: Simpsons Comics #167 - 7,477 (+4.4%)
07/2010: Simpsons Comics #168 - 7,569 (+1.2%)
                                6 month (-4.7%)
                                1 year (-2.6%)
                                2 year (-15.7%)
                                3 year (-18.5%)
                                4 year (-26.7%)
                                5 year (-35.2%)

Not sure why the last two issues have seen increases.

201. Darkness (Image) 

07/2005: Darkness #21 - 14,016
07/2006: -
07/2007: Darkness Level 5 - 10,171
07/2008: -
07/2009: Darkness #78 - 10,417
=====
08/2009: Darkness #79 - 13,260 (+27.3%)
09/2009: Darkness #80 - 14,045 (+5.9%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Darkness #81 - 9,419 (-32.9%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Darkness #82 - 8,848 (-6.0%)
01/2010: Shadows and Flame One Shot - 6,924 (-21.7%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Darkness #83 - 7,834 (+13.1%)
04/2010: Darkness #84 - 7,366 (-6.0%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: -
07/2010: Darkness #85 - 7,530 (+2.2%)
				6 month (+8.8%)
				1 year (-27.7%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-26.0%)
				4 year (n.a.)
				5 year (-46.3%)

Start of a new storyline.

203. Buzzard (Dark Horse) 

06/2010: Buzzard #1 - 10,888
07/2010: Buzzard #2 - 7,506 (-31.1%)

The Goon spinoff.

209. Pilot Season (Image) 

07/2008: Core #1 - 5,508
07/2009: -
=====
10/2009: Declassified - 7,672
11/2009: -
12/2009: Murderer #1 - 8,454 (+10.2%)
01/2010: Demonic #1 - 8,353 (-1.2%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: -
05/2010: Stealth #1 - 7,676 (-8.1%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Stellar #1 - 7,126 (-7.2%)
                                6 month (-14.7%)
                                1 year (n.a.)
                                2 year (+29.4%)

Written by Robert Kirkman, yet nobody seems to care.

211. Locke & Key (IDW) 

07/2008: Locke & Key #6 - 9,584
07/2009: Head Games #6 - 8,889
=====
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: Crown of Shadows #1 - 9,952 (+12.0%)
12/2009: Crown of Shadows #2 - 7,707 (-22.6%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Crown of Shadows #3 - 3,690 [7,550] (-2.0%)
03/2010: Crown of Shadows #4 - 7,010 (-7.2%)
04/2010: Crown of Shadows #5 - 6,818 (-2.7%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: -
07/2010: Crown of Shadows #6 - 6,931 (+1.7%)
					6 month (n.a.)
					1 year (-22.0%)
					2 year (-27.7%)

Final issue, the next miniseries started in August.

212. Transformers Nefarious (IDW) 

03/2010: Nefarious #1 - 8,810
04/2010: Nefarious #2 - 8,002 (-9.2%)
05/2010: Nefarious #3 - 7,354 (-8.1%)
06/2010: Nefarious #4 - 7,194 (-2.2%)
07/2010: Nefarious #5 - 6,908 (-4.0%)

Standard drop.

216. Star Trek McCoy (IDW) 

04/2010: McCoy #1 - 7,292
05/2010: McCoy #2 - 6,450 (-11.5%)
06/2010: McCoy #3 - 6,800 (+5.4%)
07/2010: McCoy #4 - 6,639 (-2.4%)

Ditto.

217, 228. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW) 

07/2009: Doctor Who #1 - 10,949
=====
08/2009: Doctor Who #2 - 8,908 (-18.6%)
09/2009: Doctor Who #3 - 8,711 (-2.2%)
10/2009: Doctor Who #4 - 8,354 (-4.1%)
11/2009: Doctor Who #5 - 7,958 (-4.7%)
12/2009: Doctor Who #6 - 7,448 (-6.4%)
01/2010: Doctor Who #7 - 7,239 (-2.8%)
02/2010: Doctor Who #8 - 7,014 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Doctor Who #9 - 6,991 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Doctor Who #10 - 6,784 (-3.0%)
05/2010: Doctor Who #11 - 6,743 (-0.6%)
06/2010: Doctor Who #12 - 6,754 (+0.2%)
07/2010: Doctor Who #13 - 6,636 (-0.0%)
07/2010: Doctor Who Annual 2010 - 5,828 (-12.2%)
                6 month (-8.3%)
                1 year (-39.4%)

The annual was $7.99 and was squarebound. There were several titles on the graphic novel chart this month that sold for that price, and at least one book that sold for less. How do they decide what’s a graphic novel and what isn’t?

Meanwhile, issue 13 is the beginning of the final arc featuring the 10th doctor and the series ends with issue 16 before, presumably, being relaunched. The six month and one year comparisons are done with this issue.

230. Star Trek Burden of Knowledge (IDW) 

06/2010: Star Trek Burden of Knowledge #1 - 6,757
07/2010: Star Trek Burden of Knowledge #2 - 5,823 (-13.8%)

Based on the original series.

232. Mystery Society (IDW) 

05/2010: Mystery Society #1 - 17,630
06/2010: -
07/2010: Mystery Society #2 - 5,691 (-67.7%)

Woaaaah, either this was incredibly overshipped for the first issue, or lots of copies didn’t make it to shops in July. Can any retailers let me know which is the case?

239. Savage Dragon (Image) 

07/2006: Savage Dragon #0 - 8,165
07/2007: -
07/2008: Savage Dragon #136 - 6,279
07/2009: Savage Dragon #150 - 6,619
=====
08/2009: Savage Dragon #151 - 6,034 (-8.8%)
09/2009: Savage Dragon #152 - 5,993 (-0.7%)
10/2009: Savage Dragon #153 - 6,571 (+9.6%)
11/2009: Savage Dragon #154 - 5,885 (-10.4%)
12/2009: Savage Dragon #155 - 5,736 (-2.5%)
01/2010: Savage Dragon #156 - 6,152 (+7.3%)
02/2010: Savage Dragon #157 - 5,617 (-8.7%)
03/2010: Savage Dragon #158 - 5,578 (-0.7%)
04/2010: Savage Dragon #159 - 5,359 (-3.9%)
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%)
                              6 month (-10.7%)
                              1 year (-17.0%)
                              2 year (-12.5)
                              3 year (n.a.)
                              4 year (-32.7%)

Pretty stable the last few months.

240. Darkwing Duck (Boom!) 

06/2010: Darkwing Duck #1 - 6,300
07/2010: Darwking Duck #2 - 5,396 (-14.3%)

This one costs $3.99, unlike Boom’s other Disney titles. Still, that’s a good second issue drop.

244. Battlefields (Dynamite) 

07/2009: Tankies #3 - 6,834
=====
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: Happy Valley #1 - 7,193 (+5.3%)
01/2010: Happy Valley #2 - 6,038 (-16.1%)
02/2010: Happy Valley #3 - 5,840 (-3.3%)
03/2010: Battlefields #4 - 5,805 (-0.6%)
04/2010: Battlefields #5 - 5,582 (-3.8%)
05/2010: Battlefields #6 - 5,444 (-2.4%)
06/2010: Battlefields #7 - 5,484 (+0.7%)
07/2010: Battlefields #8 - 5,296 (-3.4%)
                              6 months (-12.3%)
                              1 year (-22.5%)

This second series of miniseries ends with issue 9.

248. Star Trek (IDW) 

02/2010: Movie Adaptation #1 - 6,436
03/2010: Movie Adaptation #2 - 5,622 (-12.6%)
04/2010: Movie Adaptation #3 - 5,256 (-6.5%)
05/2010: Movie Adaptation #4 - 4,993 (-5.0%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Movie Adaptation #5 - 5,090 (+1.9%)

Issue six will be the last.

249, 256. Sixth Gun (Oni) 

07/2010: Sixth Gun #1 – 4,899
07/2010: Sixth Gun #2 - 5,061 (+3.3%)

What? A series gaining readers with the second issue? Well, no, as issue one was Oni’s Free Comic Book Day offering this year, so there are presumably a lot of copies out there already.

Oh, and over on the graphic novels list, the final volume of Scott Pilgrim (also published by Oni) sold an astonishing 21,305 copies. Woah. The other five volumes are also all in the top ten.

252. Amory Wars (Boom) 

07/2007: Amory Wars #2 (Image) - 6,770
07/2008: Amory Wars II #2 (Image) - 7,972
07/2009: -
=====
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%)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (-37.8%)
                3 year (-26.8%)

Coheed and Cambria comics.

253. Sweets (Image) 

07/2010: Sweets #1 - 4,914

Five issue crime miniseries set in New Orleans just before Hurricane Katrina.

257. Lady Robotika (Image) 

07/2010: Lady Robotika #1 - 4,854

Created and co-written by Jane Wiedlin from the rock band the Go-Go’s. It’s about her being turned into a cyborg by aliens. Co-written and drawn by Bill Morrison who works for Bongo Comics.

258. Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse) 

07/2005: Usagi Yojimbo #85 - 6,432
07/2006: -
07/2007: Usagi Yojimbo #104 - 6,049
07/2008: Usagi Yojimbo #113 - 5,628
07/2009: -
=====
08/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #122 - 5,077 (-1.8%)
09/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #123 - 5,051 (-0.5%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #124 - 4,992 (-1.2%)
12/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #125 – 4,980 (-0.2%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #126 - 4,909 (-1.4%)
03/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #127 - 4,893 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #128 - 4,855 (-0.8%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #129 - 4,863 (+0.2%)
07/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #130 - 4,848 (-0.3%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (-13.9%))
                3 year (-19.9%)
                4 year (n.a.)
                5 year (-24.6%)

The samurai rabbit has been pretty stable for most of the year. Volume 24 sold 2,092 copies this month.

260. Strange Science Fiction (IDW) 

07/2010: Strange Science Fiction #1 - 4,818

Comic anthology by Scott Morse.

261. Archie (Archie) 

07/2007: Archie #577 - 2,815
07/2008: -
07/2009: -
=====
08/2009: Archie #600 - 54,170 [58,408] (+2,178.9%)
09/2009: Archie #601 - 37,871 (-35.2%)
10/2009: Archie #602 - 28,211 (-25.5%)
11/2009: Archie #603 - 25,799 (-8.5%)
12/2009: Archie #604 - 25,058 (-2.9%)
01/2010: Archie #605 - 24,803 (-1.0%)
02/2010: Archie #606 - 15,127 (-39.0%)
03/2010: Archie #607 - 5,013 (-66.9%)
04/2010: Archie #608 - 5,224 (+4.2%)
05/2010: Archie #609 - 4,848 (-7.2%)
06/2010: Archie #610 - 5,180 (+6.8%)
07/2010: Archie #611 - 4,796 (-7.4%)
                              6 month (-80.7%)
                              1 year (n.a.)
                              2 year (n.a.)
                              3 year (+70.4%)

The Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. story continues. I believe this is also the highest number of Archie comics shipped in a year in quite some time, as I believe recent years have seen 9 issues shipped on a “one every six weeks” basis.

265. Chimichanga (Exploding Albatross) 

12/2009: Chimichanga #1 - 9,111
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: -
05/2010: Chimichanga #2 - 3,608 (-60.4%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Chimichanga #3 - 4,664 (+29.3%)

The final issue of Eric Powell’s self published comic.

268. Cowboy Ninja Viking (Image) 

10/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #1 - 8,380
11/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #2 - 6,394 (-23.7%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #3 - 6,062 (-5.2%)
02/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #4 - 5,651 (-6.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #5 - 3,928 (-30.5%)
05/2010: -
06/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #6 - 5,100 (+29.8%)
07/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #7 - 4,595 (-9.9%)

That’s a pretty big drop. No issues past #10 have been solicited.

271. Pat Lee’s Widow Warriors (Dynamite) 

07/2010: Widow Warriors #1 - 4,524

This four issue series is possibly drawn by Pat Lee!

275. Incredibles (Boom!) 

05/2009: Family Matters #2 (of 4) - 8,041
=====
06/2009: Family Matters #3 (of 4) - 8,169 (+1.6%)
07/2009: Family Matters #4 (of 4) - 8,199 (+0.4%)
08/2009: Incredibles #0 - 9,407 (+14.7%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Incredibles #1 - 9,471 (+0.7%)
11/2009: Incredibles #2 - 7,383 (-22.0%)
12/2010: Incredibles #3 - 6,849 (-7.2%)
01/2010: Incredibles #4 - 6,149 (-10.2%)
02/2010: Incredibles #5 - 5,502 (-10.5%)
03/2010: Incredibles #6 - 5,230 (-4.9%)
03/2010: Incredibles #7 - 4,025 (-23.0%)
04/2010: Incredibles #8 - 4,582 (+13.8%)
05/2010: Incredibles #9 - 4,288 (-6.4%)
06/2010: Incredibles #10 - ???? (????)
07/2010: Incredibles #11 - 4,324 (????)
                                6 month (-25.3%)
                                1 year (-42.9%)

Issue 10 sold less than 4,528 copies.

277. Wolfskin (Avatar) 

07/2008: Wolfskin Annual #1 - 5,859
08/2009: -
=====
04/2010: Hundredth Dream #1 - 5,322
05/2010: Hundredth Dream #2 - 4,788 (-10.0%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Hundredth Dream #3 - 4,251 (-11.2%)

                                2 year (-27.4%)

Warren Ellis writes about barbarians.

282. Yours Truly Jack the Ripper (IDW) 

06/2010: Yours Truly Jack the Ripper #1 - 7,730
07/2010: Yours Truly Jack the Ripper #2 - 4,139 (-46.5%)

Adaptation of a Robert Bloch story.

283. Red Mass for Mars (Image) 

07/2010: Red Mass for Mars #4 - 4,125 (-12.8%)

Issue 3 came out in June of last year selling 4,732 copies

289. Fall Out Toy Works (Image) 

09/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #1 - 10,159
10/2009: -
11/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #2 - 5,339 (-47.4%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #3 - 4,492 (-15.7%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #4 - 4,161 (-7.4%)
05/2010: -
06/2010:
07/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #5 - 3,869 (-7.0%)

Comic related to the band Fall Out Boy.

290. Kill Shakespeare (IDW) 

04/2010: Kill Shakespeare #1 - 5,447
05/2010: Kill Shakespeare #2 - 3,703 (-32.0%)
06/2010: -
07/2010: Kill Shakespeare #3 - 3,861 (+4.3%)

Planned to be twelve issues.

293. Dust Wars (Image) 

06/2010: Dust Wars #1 - 5,212
07/2010: Dust Wars #2 - 3,796 (-27.2%)

Three issue spinoff of a strategy RPG of some kind.

297. Brigade (Image) 

07/2010: Brigade #1 - 3,708

John Jackson Miller’s site lists Brigade Vol. 2 (but I think it was volume 3) #1 from Awesome selling 8,293 copies in April, 2000. That was the only issue of that series published.

298. Dynamo 5 (Image) 

07/2007: Dynamo 5 #5 - 5,957
07/2008: Dynamo 5 #14 - 5,238
07/2009: -
====
06/2010: Sins of the Father #1 - ???
07/2010: Sins of the Father #2 - 3,691 (????)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-29.5%)
				3 year (38.0%)

Issue one sold less than 4,528 copies.

299. Fear Agent (Dark Horse) 

07/2006: Fear Agent #6 (Image) - 5,213
07/2007: Last Goodbye #2 - 6,644
07/2008: -
07/2009: Fear Agent #27 - 4,296
=====
07/2010: Fear Agent #28 - 3,679
			1 year (-14.4%)
			2 year(n.a.)
			3 year(-44.6%)
			4 year(-29.4%)

Beginning the final arc. The year long gap since the last issue hasn’t helped sales.

300. Torchwood (Titan) 

07/2010: Torchwood #1 - 3,675

This Doctor Who spinoff is the lowest selling comic on the top 300 this month.

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

Comments

  1. brandon says:

    Clarification: You mentioned that the Star Wars mini was the first on the chart as a 2.99 book but Walking Dead is actually a 2.99 book as well even though issue 75 was 3.99 it is worth noting that issue 74 was 2.99 also shipping in July. It obviously had no visibile downward effect though.

  2. 07/2010: Widow Warriors #1 – 4,524
    This four issue series is possibly drawn by Pat Lee!

    Zing!

  3. Spike: The Devil You Know was pitched and sold as a mini-series. Brian Lynch has a new Spike series coming from IDW later this year.

  4. Aww come on, don’t we count as indie? Our new volume of The Stuff of Legend was at 235 for July.

    As per usual, thanks for the thorough break down. Good analysis.

  5. Shaun M. says:

    Re: #232 Mystery Society. IDW offered a store-exclusive cover and Steve Niles signing to any shop that ordered more than 1000 copies. 12 stores took part.

  6. Thanks for that work.

    On one hand, I’m very happy to see so much stables titles.

    On the other hand, I’m sad for Cowboy Ninja Viking which is a real mad book. And I’m also sad that customers can’t hold on a book and wait for the issues to come. I mean, I waited so long for Red Mass for Mars #4 that I wasn’t going to miss it when I saw the solicitations in Previews.

  7. Snikt Snakt says:

    Man those falling sales across the board are depressing…

    (except the few titles that remain stable)

  8. 193. Life With Archie (Archie)

    07/2010: Married Life #1 – 7,998

    This is a full-color 64-page magazine (not a 32-page comic book) priced at $3.99. While the price point is expensive for an Archie title, it is extremely cheap compared to almost every other comic book on the charts.

    Add to this: TWO ongoing soap operas involving Archie + established characters re-invented + intense subject matter, and you’ve got a title parents will enjoy along with their children!

    (For comparison, Marvel publishes an Iron Man Magazine of 96 pages for $6.99)

  9. In other depressing news, T-and-A comic Grimm Fairy Tales outsells Terry Moore’s Echo, Jeff Smith’s RASL, and Joe Hill’s Locke & Key.

    Ugh.

  10. Jesse Post says:

    Alright…let’s see the DC and Marvel sales charts (the Marvel one is done according to Paul O’Brien).

  11. Jesse Post says:

    That last comment wasn’t me. (Not that anyone cares!) :)

  12. ukdane says:

    Any idea what the sales figures are like for the Farscape and Farscape: Scorpius comics, both published by Boom!

  13. Jesse Post says:

    Oh! Sorry!

    For some reason my computer is signed in as “Jesse Post.” I honestly do now know why. I’ll fix that right now.

    **not the real Jesse Post!**

  14. Lady Robotika has actually been pulled off the schedule after issue #2 came out as apparently Wiedlin and Morrisson think it’ll do better strictly online then in print.

  15. Yo Yo Yo

  16. Just to let everyone know, I have all Diamond represented indy comics up here http://www.renderwrx.net/comicsales.htm in a slightly different manner. GOnna do it every month if I can.

  17. Brandon: You’re right! Thank you for making that correction.

    Bill: You’re right too! I conflated this series with the one launching in October.

    Michael: I’ll get you next month : )

    Shaun: Thanks for the info! I hadn’t heard about those signings.

    Mathieu: I think you have to realize that most comic readers don’t read solicitations. They probably forgot about it, and these are sales to retailers who had to guess what it would sell after no issues for a year.

    Torsten: Thanks for the info, I haven’t seen a copy of that Archie comic, so I didn’t realize it was that big!

    Dara: I know. Sigh.

    The person who is not Jesse: Have patience! I’m sure they’ll be up soon.

    UKDane: They’re listed on the ICV2 charts, but I’ll look into adding them next month.

    Evan: Thanks for the info!

  18. PeterCSM says:

    Mine was logged in as “ukdane”, whoever the hell that is. Anyway I just wanted to add that I’m glad to hear Stuff of Legends made the chart! And in these days of internet porn I’m really surprised t&a comics sell as much as they do. I gotta think the stories must at least be decent or amusing, no?

  19. The only person I’ve ever known to buy any of those Grimm fairy tales comics was actually a girl who I think was just using what the characters wore as basis for costumes she could make.

  20. Indy sales for august are now up here
    http://www.renderwrx.net/comicsales.htm

  21. There is noticeably a bundle to learn about this. I assume you made certain good factors in features also. Repliche Dior Orologi

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