Indie Month-to-Month Sales July 2012

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201207151853 Indie Month to Month Sales July 2012

By Paul Mellerick
 

For a rare change we get the number one book this month, as Walking Dead #100 breaks records all over the place. Saga and Buffy are still doing decent numbers, while the third Valiant relaunch, Bloodshot does very well too. Elsewhere, Adventure Time and the Trek / Who crossover continue to punch above their weight, while new licensed Transformers and Crow titles launch strongly for IDW.

 

145 indie books charted this month, up on last month’s 135. The bottom book sold 4,187, up on last month’s 3,302. They sold approximately 1,717,229, up on last month’s 1,344,491, the difference being almost entirely made up of Walking Dead #100. Average sales are 11,842 per book, also up on last month’s 9,959, but without Walking Dead it would have been 9,448. As usual, UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

 

Out of the 145 books, 27 went up in sales, a little less than last month, and 90 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

 

Unsurprisingly Image are number one again this month of the indie publishers, with a whopping 9.42% dollar share and a 9.39 market share, IDW with 6.61% dollar share and 4.51% market share, Dark Horse with a 4.51% dollar share and a 3.49% market share (weirdly identical to last month), Dynamite with a 2.77% dollar share and a 2.64% market share and Boom with 1.38% dollar share and 1.30% market share.

 

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

 

1, 70. The Walking Dead (Image) 
07/2007: The Walking Dead #39 - 22,487
07/2008: The Walking Dead #50 - 27,691
07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001
07/2010: The Walking Dead #75 - 33,079
07/2011: The Walking Dead #87 - 32,126  
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08/2011: The Walking Dead #88 - 31,839 (-0.9%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: The Walking Dead #89 - 31,351 (-1.5%)
10/2011: The Walking Dead #90 - 31,778 (+1.4%)
11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813 (+0.1%)
12/2011: The Walking Dead #92 - 31,496 (-0.1%)
01/2012: The Walking Dead #93 - 31,596 (+0.1%)
02/2012: The Walking Dead #94 - 32,361 (+2.4%)
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 (+45.5%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 49,974 (54,073)(+0.6%)
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99 - 55,710 (+3.0%)
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 366,051 (+557.1%)

 
An unbelievable sales achievement, the best selling black and white title in at least twenty years, and the best selling indie title since Darkness #11 some 13 years ago. Obviously the book had 8 regular covers, and the chromium cover sold a further 30,969 copies at $9.99 each, which I’ve included in the total above. Surprisingly none of the collections chart in the top ten, but that’s as much due to other strong releases, and all of the softcover collections chart at some point in the 300.

44. 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%)

 
A tiny drop, but nothing to be remotely concerned about. I understand all of the individual issues are still selling strongly in their current printings, and the first collection is due relatively soon. 

77. Bloodshot (Valiant) 
07/2012: Bloodshot #1 - 29,224

 
A good start for Valiant’s third launch, a little below the first two, but it’s receiving strong word-of-mouth, I understand. 

83. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse) 
07/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 - 100,830
07/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #16 - 82,031
07/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 - 55,393
07/2010: -
07/2011: -
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09/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 - 42,945 (+8.0%)
10/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #2 - 36,448 (-15.1%)
11/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 - 33,485 (-8.1%)
12/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 - 31,157 (-7.0%)
01/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #5 - 30,146 (-3.2%)
02/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6 - 29,878 (-0.9%)
03/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 - 29,908 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #8 - 28,830 (-3.6%)
05/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #9 - 28,229 (-2.1%)
06/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #10 - 27,867 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11 - 27,490 (-1.4%)

 
Classic standard attrition, while the first collection of the new season charts at number four, with sales of 5,071. 

100. Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation (IDW) 
05/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #1 - 20,940 (24,836)
06/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #2 - 19,273 (-8.0%)
07/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #3 - 21,996 (+14.1%)

 
A big increase, this series appears to have performed well above expectations, selling far more than either property’s own books. 

102. Adventure Time Marceline & the Scream Queens (Boom!) 
07/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #1 - 21,182

 

110. Adventure Time (Boom!) 
02/2012: Adventure Time #1 - 12,392 (20,915)
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%)

 
Both books doing very well indeed, with AT’s popular vampire character (she drinks red, not blood) beating the parent book with her first issue. 

111. 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%)

 
Holding its own very well as it approaches the end of the first arc. 

114. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing (IDW) 
08/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #1 - 34,803 (39,180)
09/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #2 - 19,333 (-44.4%)
10/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #3 - 22,855 (+18.2%)
11/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #4 - 22,898 (+0.2%)
12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #5 - 19,689 (-14.0%)
01/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #6 - 18,773 (-4.7%)
02/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #7 - 18,769 (0%)
03/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #8 - 18,775 (0%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #9 - 19,116 (28,554)(+1.8%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Archie 100 Pg Spectacular - 4,163
05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)

 
A bit of a drop this month, as possibly the shine starts to fade from the relaunch. 

115. The Crow (IDW) 
07/2012: The Crow #1 - 18,689

 
Whilst maybe not as popular as during its nineties heyday, this still launches very well. I’m not sure if there’s any other series that has spread so well from only five issues ever produced by the creator. 

116. Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence (Dark Horse) 
07/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #1 - 18,579

 

122. Star Wars Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead (Dark Horse) 
04/2012: Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #1 - 25,344
05/2012: Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #2 - 18,544 (-26.8%)
06/2012: Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #3 - 17,813 (-3.9%)
07/2012: Blood Ties Boba Fett Is Dead #4 - 17,526 (-1.6%)

 

133. Star Wars Darth Vader Ghost Prison (Dark Horse) 
05/2012: Darth Vader Ghost Prison #1 - 22,026
06/2012: Darth Vader Ghost Prison #2 - 16,858 (-23.5%)
07/2012: Darth Vader Ghost Prison #3 - 16,332 (-3.1%)

 

159. Star Wars Knight Errant (Dark Horse) 
08/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #1 - 15,448
09/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #2 - 12,767 (-17.3%)
10/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #3 - 11,937 (-6.5%)
11/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #4 - 11,407 (-4.4%)
12/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #5 - 10,805 (-5.3%)
01-05/2012: -
06/2012: Knight Errant Escape #1 - 15,449 (+43.0%)
07/2012: Knight Errant Escape #2 - 12,232 (-20.8%)

 
The Darth Maul book launches well, albeit somewhat below the Darth Vader and Boba Fett titles. All three are well above Knight Errant, showing that fans seem to prefer the villains to the heroes. 

117. 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%)

 
Holding very steady, with the first collection due in September. 

119. 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%)

 
Still a little ways off finding its level, which I suspect will be around the mid-teens. 

120. Revival (Image) 
07/2012: Revival #1 - 18,039

 
A very strong start for Image’s sort-of-zombie book, drawn by The Waiting Place’s Mike Norton. 

124. Harbinger (Valiant) 
06/2012: Harbinger #1 - 32,111
07/2012: Harbinger #2 - 17,239 (-46.3%)

 
A big drop, but in line with X-O Manowar, it’ll be a few months before we get a better idea of where sales will settle. 

129, 247. Wonderland (Zenescope) 
07/2012: Wonderland #1 - 16,909
07/2012: Wonderland Annual 2012 - 6,199

 
Zenescope’s best selling comic ever, apparently, and it’s been optioned for TV too. Hopefully this means they can sort out these payment issues they’ve been having with some of their creators… 

130. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse) 
07/2008: After the Fall #10 - 47,889
07/2009: Angel #23 - 24,003
07/2010: -
07/2011: - 
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08/2011: Angel & Faith #1 - 22,813 (+76.9%)
09/2011: Angel & Faith #2 - 20,473 (-10.3%)
10/2011: Angel & Faith #3 - 19,437 (-5.1%)
11/2011: Angel & Faith #4 - 18,855 (-2.9%)
12/2011: Angel & Faith #5 - 18,356 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Angel & Faith #6 - 17,800 (-3.0%)
02/2012: Angel & Faith #7 - 17,852 (+0.3%)
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%)

 
A slightly larger than normal drop, but nothing to be worried about. A crossover with Buffy would probably help a bit. 

131. Danger Girl / GI Joe (IDW) 
07/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #1 - 16,649

 
Not a bad debut for this sort of project. 

132. Massive (Dark Horse) 
06/2012: Massive #1 - 22,173
07/2012: Massive #2 - 16,600 (-25.1%)

 
A slightly larger than normal second-issue drop, but I suspect it may have been a little under-ordered. 

134. The Boys (Dynamite) 
07/2007: -
07/2008: The Boys #20 - 27,571
07/2009: The Boys #32 - 25,231
07/2010: The Boys #44 - 21,270
07/2011: The Boys #56 - 18,108  
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08/2011: The Boys #57 - 17,884 (-1.2%)
09/2011: The Boys #58 - 17,660 (-1.3%)
10/2011: The Boys #59 - 17,533 (-0.7%)
11/2011: The Boys #60 - 17,323 (-1.2%)
12/2011: The Boys #61 - 17,024 (-1.7%)
01/2012: The Boys #62 - 16,700 (-1.9%)
02/2012: The Boys #63 - 16,629 (-0.4%)
03/2012: The Boys #64 - 16,479 (-0.9%)
04/2012: The Boys #65 - 16,371 (-0.7%)
05/2012: The Boys #66 - 16,514 (+0.9%)
06/2012: The Boys #67 - 16,567 (+0.3%)
07/2012: The Boys #68 - 16,330 (-1.4%)

 
Only four issues to go to the end. 

136. Chew (Image) 
07/2009: Chew #2 - 6,735
07/2010: Chew #12 - 13,011
07/2011: Chew #19 - 12,510  
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08/2011: Chew #20 - 12,202 (-2.4%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Chew #21 - 12,310 (+0.9%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Chew #22 - 12,296 (-0.01%)
01/2012: Chew #23 - 12,012 (-2.3%)
02/2012: Chew #24 - 11,861 (-1.3%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Chew #25 - 11,753 (-0.9%)
05/2012: Chew #26 - 12,187 (+3.7%)
06/2012: Chew #27 2nd Helping Ed - 11,262
07/2012: Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1  - 15,982

 
This one-shot for the titular super-powered chicken sells well above the regular title. Go figure. 

137, 293. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW) 
07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #81 - 15,973
07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One 100 pg Special - 4,407

 
A stronger launch than the two regular titles, this continues from the Marvel series of the eighties, with the same creative team. There’s obviously a good audience for this sort of book, and it’s been a sell-out for IDW. The 100 page special collects the final five issues of the Marvel run. 

138. Spawn (Image) 
07/2007: Spawn #169 - 24,037
07/2008: Spawn #180 - 19,188
07/2009: Spawn #193 - 20,293
07/2010: Spawn #198 - 17,985
07/2011: Spawn #209 - 13,964  
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08/2011: Spawn #210 - 14,100 (+0.1%)
09/2011: Spawn #211 - 13,526 (-4.1%)
10/2011: Spawn #212 - 13,483 (-0.3%)
11/2011: Spawn #213 - 13,369 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Spawn #214 - 13,017 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Spawn #215 - 12,794 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Spawn #216 - 12,671 (-1.0%)
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%)

 
A predictable drop-off after the anniversary issue, but still a few thousand copies above where it was before. 

143. Conan (Dark Horse) 
07/2007: Conan #42 - 24,288
07/2008: The Cimmerian #1 - 31,296
07/2009: The Cimmerian #12 - 19,268
07/2010: The Cimmerian #22 - 16,240
07/2011: - 
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08/2011: The Road of Kings #7 - 11,955 (-4.5%)
09/2011: The Road of Kings #8 - 11,621 (-2.8%)
10/2011: The Road of Kings #9 - 11,546 (-0.6%)
11/2011: The Road of Kings #10 - 11,331 (-1.9%)
12/2011: The Road of Kings #11 - 10,958 (-3.2%)
01/2012: The Road of Kings #12 - 10,727 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Conan the Barbarian #1 - 20,569 (+91.8%)
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%)

 
This seems to be finding its level, with Becky Cloonan returning on art duties next month. 

144. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-series (IDW) 
12/2011: TMNT Micro Series #1 Raphael - 18,687
12/2011: TMNT Micro Series #2 Michelangelo - 15,930 (-14.8%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: TMNT Micro Series #3 Donatello - 15,617 (-2.0%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: TMNT Micro Series #4 Leonardo - 16,253 (+4.1%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: TMNT Micro Series #5 Splinter - 15,769 (-3.0%)
07/2012: TMNT Micro Series #6 Casey Jones - 14,945 (-5.2%)

 
The lowest selling issue so far, but not by much. 

148. Invincible (Image) 
07/2007: Invincible #44 - 13,866
07/2008: Invincible #51 - 15,062
07/2009: Invincible #64 - 15,535
07/2010: -
07/2011: Invincible #81 - 15,207  
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08/2011: Invincible #82 - 15,105 (-0.7%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Invincible #83 - 15,249 (+0.9%)
11/2011: Invincible #84 - 15,067 (-1.2%)
11/2011: Invincible #85 - 14,678 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Invincible #86 - 14,457 (-1.5%)
01/2012: Invincible #87 - 14,299 (-1.1%)
02/2012: Invincible #88 - 14,405 (+0.7%)
02/2012: Invincible #89 - 14,048 (-2.5%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Invincible #90 - 14,393 (+2.5%)
05/2012: Invincible #91 - 14,556 (+1.1%)
06/2012: Invincible #92 - 14,553 (0%)
07/2012: Invincible #93 - 14,545 (-0.1%)

 
Super-stable, with only 11 copies between the last three issues. 

155. Kiss (IDW) 
06/2012: Kiss #1 - 20,518
07/2012: Kiss #2 - 13,428 (34.6%)

 
A larger than standard second-issue drop, not unsurprising. 

162, 172. BPRD (Dark Horse) 
07/2007: Garden of Souls #5 - 15,784
07/2008: The Warning #1 - 17,866
07/2009: 1947 #1 - 15,845
07/2010: -
07/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #1 - 12,623  
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08/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #2 - 11,221 (-11.2%)
09/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #1 - 11,634 (+3.7%)
10/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #2 - 11,093 (-4.6%)
11/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #3 - 10,800 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #4 - 10,517 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Hell on Earth: Russia #5 - 10,244 (-2.6%)
02/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #1 - 12,258 (+19.7%)
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: Transformation of JH O'Donnell - 12,261 (+17.0%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #1 - 11,395 (-7.1%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2 - 10,771 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #3 - 11,625 (+7.9%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #1 - 11,212 (+4.1%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #2 - 10,484 (-6.5%)

 
I have no idea why the third issue of Devil’s Engine sold so well. BPRD goes to a single series as of the 100th issue, which will make things much easier for me! 

163. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW) 
01/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #1 - 12,234
02/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #2 - 11,655 (-4.7%)
03/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #3 - 11,939 (+2.4%)
04/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #4 - 11,896 (-0.4%)
05/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #5 - 11,506 (-3.3%)
06/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #6 - 11,443 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing #7 - 11,229 (-1.9%)

 

165. Transformers More Than Meets The Eye (IDW) 
01/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #1 - 15,340
02/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #2 - 11,671 (-24.0%)
03/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #3 - 12,064 (+3.4%)
04/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #4 - 12,053 (0%)
05/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #5 - 11,602 (-3.7%)
06/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #6 - 11,263 (-2.9%)
07/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Ongoing #7 - 11,112 (-1.3%)

 
Both series are selling within a couple hundred copies of each other now. 

 166, 237, 249. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope) 
07/2007: -
07/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #29 - 9,644
07/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #40 - 9,616
07/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #49 - 9,594
07/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #61 - 7,777  
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08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #62 - 6,452 (-17%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #63 - 8,086 (+25.3%)
09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #64 - 8,183 (+1.2%)
10/2011: GFT Halloween Special 2011 - 6,428 (-21.4%)
11/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #65 - 6,389 (-0.6%)
12/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #66 - 7,366 (+15.3%)
12/2011: Giant-Size Gft 2011 Holiday Ed - 5,592 (-24.1%)
12/2011: GFT Sinbad Special - 3,978
01/2012: -
02/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #67 - 6,998 (-5.0%)
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%)
04/2012: GFT April Fools Special 2012 - 4,920
05/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #73 - 6,757 (+2.5%)
05/2012: GFT Oversized Cosplay Special - 5,516
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #74 - 6,988 (+3.4%)
06/2012: GFT Angel One-Shot - 6,158
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 - 6,136
07/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #75 - 11,108 (+59.0%)
07/2012: GFT Bad Girls #1 - 6,636
07/2012: Gft Swimsuit Special 2012 - 6,158

 
The seventy-fifth issue seems to be the best selling issue so far, a big increase from last month, while the two specials sell in line with the normal issues. 

168. Game of Thrones (Dynamite) 
09/2011: Game of Thrones #1 - 20,888
10/2011: Game of Thrones #2 - 16,094 (-22.9%)
11/2011: Game of Thrones #3 - 15,983 (-0.7%)
12/2011: Game of Thrones #4 - 14,514 (-9.2%)
01/2012: Game of Thrones #5 - 13,096 (-9.8%)
02/2012: Game of Thrones #6 - 12,448 (-5.0%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Game of Thrones #7 - 11,511 (-7.5%)
05/2012: Game of Thrones #8 - 10,797 (-6.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Game of Thrones #9 - 11,027 (+2.1%)

 
A small increase means this may have finally found its level. 

169. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)
 
09/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #1 - 15,943
10/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #2 - 13,198 (-17.2%)
11/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #3 - 13,296 (+0.7%)
12/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #4 - 12,746 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #5 - 12,178 (-4.5%)
02/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #6 - 11,616 (-4.6%)
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%)

 
Relatively stable. 

170. Mars Attacks (IDW) 
06/2012: Mars Attacks #1 - 43,514
07/2012: Mars Attacks #2 - 10,744 (-75.3%)

 
A vast drop, not unexpected with the multiple covers on the first issue. 

171. Rocketeer Adventures (IDW) 
07/2011: Rocketeer Adventures #3 - 15,062  
==== 
08/2011: Rocketeer Adventures #4 - 14,749 (-2.1%)
09/2011-02/2012: -
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%)

 
Level found, with the last issue. 

173. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite) 
 
07/2011: Warlord of Mars #8 - 13,872 
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #9 - 13,565 (-2.2%)
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #10 - 13,003 (-4.1%)
10/2011: Warlord of Mars #11 - 12,491 (-3.9%)
11/2011: Warlord of Mars #12 - 12,036 (-4.8%)
12/2011: Warlord of Mars #13 - 11,896 (-1.2%)
12/2011: Warlord of Mars #14 - 11,210 (-5.8%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Warlord of Mars #15 - 10,827 (-3.4%)
02/2012: Warlord of Mars Annual #1 - 7,492 (-30.8%)
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%)

 

182. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)
 
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Dejah Thoris #5 - 13,331 (-1.9%)
09/2011: Dejah Thoris #6 - 12,903 (-3.2%)
10/2011: Dejah Thoris #7 - 12,296 (-4.7%)
11/2011: Dejah Thoris #8 - 11,419 (-7.1%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Dejah Thoris #9 - 10,989 (-3.8%)
02/2012: Dejah Thoris #10 - 10,809 (-1.6%)
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%)

 
An inexplicable rise for the main title, while Dejah Thoris continues to drop. 

174, 181. Crossed Badlands (Avatar) 
07/2009: Crossed #6 (of 9) - 13,382
07/2010: -
07/2011: Crossed Psychopath #4 - 9,897  
==== 
08-10/2011: -
11/2011: Crossed Psychopath #5 - 9,524 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Crossed Psychopath #6 - 8,331 (-12.5%)
12/2011: Crossed Badlands Opening Salvo - 3,287
01/2012: Crossed Psychopath #7 - 7,606 (-8.7%)
02/2012: -
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%)

 
David Lapham returns as the writer, sales still a bit all over the place. 

177. Godzilla(IDW) 
 
07/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #5 - 13,750 
==== 
08/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #6 - 12,524 (-8.9%)
09/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #7 - 11,141 (-12.4%)
10/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #8 - 10,637 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,879 (-7.1%)
12/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294 (-5.9%)
01/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #11 - 8,676 (-6.6%)
02/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 - 8,509 (-1.9%)
03-04/2012: -
05/2012: Godzilla #1 - 11,994 (+41.0%)
06/2012: Godzilla #2 - 9,753 (-18.7%)
07/2012: Godzilla #3 - 9,281 (-4.8%)

 
Starting to settle down, only a little above where the last series ended. 

180. Eerie Comics (Dark Horse) 
07/2012: Eerie Comics #1 - 9,212

 
A black and white anthology with some new tales, and a few reprints from the original series. Not bad sales for this sort of book. 

183. Joe Hill's The Cape 1969 (IDW) 
07/2011: The Cape #1 - 9,469 
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: -
10/2011:The Cape #2 - 8,330 (-12.0%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: The Cape #3 - 7,704 (-7.5%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: The Cape #4 - 7,364 (-4.4%)
03-06/2012: -
07/2012: The Cape 1969 #1 - 9,043 (+22.8%)

 
A prequel to the original series, explaining the origin of the Cape itself. 

184. Morning Glories (Image)
 
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Morning Glories #11 - 10,653 (-6.4%)
09/2011: Morning Glories #12 - 10,537 (-1.1%)
10/2011: Morning Glories #13 - 10,094 (-4.2%)
11/2011: Morning Glories #14 - 9,850 (-2.4%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Morning Glories #15 - 9,565 (-2.9%)
02/2012: Morning Glories #16 - 9,260 (-3.2%)
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%)

 
A small increase, which is nice. 

185. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie) 
07/2007: Sonic #177 - 7,180
07/2008: Sonic #190 - 7,241
07/2009: Sonic #202 - 8,193
07/2010: -
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Sonic #227 - 9,419 (+2.1%)
08/2011: Sonic #228 - 9,444 (+0.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Sonic #229 - 9,768 (+3.3%)
11/2011: Sonic #230 - 10,372 (+6.2%)
11/2011: Sonic #231 - 8,646 (-16.6%)
12/2011: Sonic #232 - 8,447 (-2.3%)
01/2012: -
02/2011: Sonic #233 - 8,542 (-1.1%)
02/2011: Sonic #234 - 8,491 (-0.6%)
03/2012: -
04/2011: Sonic #235 - 8,816 (+3.8%)
05/2011: Sonic #236 - 8,864 (+0.5%)
05/2011: Sonic #237 - 8,586 (-3.1%)
06/2012: -
07/2011: Sonic #238 - 8,976 (+4.5%)

 
A biggish increase, taking it higher than it’s been in the last six months. 

186. Vampirella (Dynamite)
 
07/2011: Vampirella #8 - 13,019 
==== 
08/2011: Vampirella #9 - 12,459 (-4.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Vampirella #10 - 11,581 (-7.0%)
10/2011: Vampirella #11 - 10,644 (-8.1%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Vampirella #12 - 10,726 (+1.0%)
12/2011: Vampirella Annual #1 - 6,835 (-36.3%)
01/2012: Vampirella #13 - 10,176 (-5.1%)
02/2012: Vampirella #14 - 9,851 (-3.2%)
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%)

 
A small drop, but overall fairly stable for the last few months. 

187. 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%)

 
This has settled down very quickly, even getting a small increase on the last issue. 

188. 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%)

 
Fairly average drop, still a little way off finding its level. 

189. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW) 
07/2010: Real American Hero #156 - 15,795
07/2011: Real American Hero #168 - 9,943  
==== 
08/2011: Real American Hero #169 - 9,670 (-2.7%)
09/2011: Real American Hero #170 - 9,542 (-1.3%)
10/2011: Real American Hero #171 - 9,686 (+1.5%)
11/2011: Real American Hero #172 - 9,316 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Real American Hero #173 - 8,632 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Real American Hero #174 - 8,926 (+3.4%)
02/2012: Real American Hero #175 - 8,777 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Real American Hero Annual #1 - 7,573 (-13.7%)
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%)

 

193. GI Joe (IDW) 
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
07/2010: GI Joe #20 - 12,599
07/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #3 - 11,377 
==== 
08/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #4 - 10,824 (-4.9%)
09/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #5 - 10,371 (-4.2%)
10/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #6 - 10,241 (-1.5%)
11/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #7 - 9,686 (-5.4%)
12/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #8 - 10,059 (+3.9%)
01/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #9 - 9,701 (-3.6%)
02/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #10 - 9,458 (-2.5%)
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%)

 
The main book drops a little below the continuation of the old Marvel book, which is very stable at the moment. 

190. Prophecy (Dynamite) 
05/2012: Prophecy #1 - 11,124
07/2012: Prophecy #2 - 8,844 (-20.5%)

 
Dynamite’s crossover book has a smaller than average (by Dynamite standards) second-issue drop. 

194, 202. Haunt (Image) 
07/2010: Haunt #8 - 19,242
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Haunt #17 - 13,443 (-6.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: Haunt #18 - 12,840 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Haunt #19 - 12,195 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Haunt #20 - 11,476 (-6.0%)
01/2012: -
02/2011: Haunt #21 - 11,000 (-5.9%)
03/2011: Haunt #22 - 10,377 (-5.7%)
04/2011: Haunt #23 - 9,501 (-8.4%)
05-06:2012: -
07/2011: Haunt #24 - 8,604 (-9.4%)
07/2011: Haunt #25 - 8,227 (-4.4%)

 
A big drop and a slightly smaller one for this month’s two issues. Sadly, I suspect there may not be much time left for this title. 

195. Witchblade (Image) 
07/2007: Witchblade #109 - 14,477
07/2008: Witchblade #119 - 16,715
07/2009: Witchblade #128 - 13,427
07/2010: -
07/2011: Witchblade #146 - 8,765  
==== 
08/2011: Witchblade #147 - 8,487 (-3.2%)
09/2011: Witchblade #148 - 8,461 (-0.3%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Witchblade #149 - 8,391 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Witchblade #150 - 14,266 (+70.0%)
01/2012: Witchblade #151 - 10,755 (-24.6%)
01/2012: Witchblade #152 - 8,979 (-16.5%)
02/2012: Witchblade #153 - 8,923 (-0.6%)
03/2012: Witchblade #154 - 8,820 (-1.2%)
04/2012: Witchblade #155 - 8,861 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Witchblade #156 - 8,835 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Witchblade #157 - 8,714 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Witchblade #158 - 8556 (-1.8%)

 
Relatively solid over the past six months, only a little over 400 copies down. 

196. Debris (Image) 
07/2012: Debris #1 - 8,532

 
A new sci-fi mini-series from the creative team behind Green Wake, launching at a decent number. 

197, 208. Kevin Smith's Bionic Man (Dynamite) 
08/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #1 - 17,187
09/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #2 - 12,343 (-28.2%)
10/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #3 - 11,229 (-9.0%)
11/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #4 - 10,746 (-4.3%)
12/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #5 - 9,825 (-8.6%)
02/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #6 - 9,640 (-1.9%)
02/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #7 - 8,873 (-8.0%)
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%)

 
Still not showing any sign of settling down, sales-wise, with two issues shipping this month. 

198. True Blood (IDW) 
07/2010: True Blood #1 - 30,296 [38,062]
07/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #6 - 11,709  
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: True Blood French Quarter #1 - 12,277 (+4.9%)
09/2011: True Blood French Quarter #2 - 10,605 (-13.6%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: True Blood French Quarter #3 - 10,118 (-4.6%)
12/2011: True Blood French Quarter #4 - 9,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: True Blood French Quarter #5 - 9,260 (-3.9%)
02/2012: -
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%)

 
Dropping down to below the level the last series finished on. 

199. The Goon (Dark Horse) 
07/2007: The Goon #19 - 11,654
07/2008: The Goon #26 - 12,248
07/2009: Dethklok vs. The Goon - 17,123
07/2010: -
07/2011: Criminal Macabre/Goon: When Freaks Collide - 9,704 
==== 
08/2011: The Goon #35 - 8,528 (-12.1%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: The Goon #36 - 8,757 (+2.7%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: The Goon #37 - 8,789 (+0.4%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: The Goon #38 - 8,034 (-8.6%)
04/2012: The Goon #39 - 8,300 (+3.3%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: The Goon #40 - 8,364 (+0.7%)

 
Going up slightly again, this seems locked in the mid-8,000’s. 

200. Axe Cop (Dark Horse) 
07/2012: Axe Cop President O/T World #1 - 8,320

 
Drawn by Ethan Nicolle, and written by his eight-year old brother Malachai, this is spectacularly popular as a web-comic. Not my cup of tea, to be honest, but selling pretty well. 

201. Kirby Genesis (Dynamite) 
07/2011: Kirby Genesis #2 - 17,588  
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Kirby Genesis #3 - 15,568 (-11.5%)
10/2011: Kirby Genesis #4 - 14,030 (-9.9%)
01/2012: Kirby Genesis #5 - 12,174 (-13.2%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: -
04/2012: Kirby Genesis #6 - 11,190 (-8.1%)
04/2012: Kirby Genesis #7 - 9,017 (-19.4%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Kirby Genesis #8 - 8,257 (-8.4%)

 
Sales have halved on this book in less than six issues, and the spin-off series are vanishing into oblivion. I think the whole line has been quietly cancelled, nothing’s been solicited since March. 

 203. Rachel Rising (Abstract)  
08/2011: Rachel Rising #1 - 10,989
09/2011: Rachel Rising #2 - 8,189 (-25.5%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Rachel Rising #3 - 8,872 (+8.3%)
12/2011: Rachel Rising #4 - 4,331 (9068) (+2.2%)
01/2012: Rachel Rising #5 - 4,180 (8592) (-5.3%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Rachel Rising #6 - 8,399 (-2.2%)
04/2012: Rachel Rising #7 - 8,210 (-2.3%)
05/2012: Rachel Rising #8 - 8,103 (-1.3%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Rachel Rising #9 - 8,194 (+1.1%)

 
A small increase, and in fact selling a little more than the second issue, overall very stable. 

204. Lord of the Jungle (Dynamite) 
01/2012: Lord of the Jungle #1 - 25,212
02/2012: Lord of the Jungle #2 - 10,525 (-58.3%)
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%)

 
Although it looked like it might be stablising, it drops quite a bit again this month. 

205. Spongebob Comics (Bongo) 
07/2012: - 
==== 
08/2011: Spongebob Comics #4 - 7,889 (-7.3%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: Spongebob Comics #5 - 7,874 (-0.2%)
11/2011: -
12/2011: Spongebob Comics #6 - 7,334 (-6.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Spongebob Comics #7 - 7,573 (+3.3%)
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%)

 

206. Sonic Universe (Archie) 
07/2011: Sonic Universe #30 - 6,892 
==== 
08/2011: Sonic Universe #31 - 7,038 (+2.1%)
09/2011: Sonic Universe #32 - 7,027 (-0.1%)
10/2011: Sonic Universe #33 - 7,244 (+3.1%)
11/2011: Sonic Universe #34 - 7,117 (-1.8%)
12/2011: Sonic Universe #35 - 6,912 (-2.9%)
01/2012: Sonic Universe #36 - 6,725 (-2.7%)
02/2012: Sonic Universe #37 - 6,793 (+1.0%)
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%)

 
Two kid’s titles showing a strong upward surge in sales. 

207. Battle Beasts (IDW) 
07/2012: Battle Beasts #1 - 8,041

 
A cult toy-series from the late 80’s, that briefly was a part of the Transformers universe. Not amazing sales, but probably what you’d expect. 

209. Baltimore (Dark Horse)  
08/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #1 - 10,797
09/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #2 - 8,988 (-16.8%)
10/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #3 - 8,716 (-3.0%)
11/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #4 - 8,567 (-1.7%)
12/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #5 - 8,105 (-5.4%)
01-05/2012: -
06/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #1 - 9,671 (+19.3%)
07/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #2 - 7,974 (-17.5%)

 
Dropping down to slightly below where the last series left off. 

210. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics(IDW) 
05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #1 - 10,732
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #2 - 8,713 (-18.8%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3 - 7,900 (-9.3%)

 
The reprint series starts settling down, but probably a few months till we know where it’ll stabilize. 

211. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (IDW) 
07/2011: Snake Eyes #3 - 10,001 
==== 
08/2011: Snake Eyes #4 - 9,288 (-7.1%)
08/2011: Snake Eyes #5 - 9,141 (-1.6%)
092011: -
10/2011: Snake Eyes #6 - 9,073 (-0.7%)
11/2011: Snake Eyes #7 - 8,692 (-4.2%)
12/2011: Snake Eyes #8 - 8,446 (-2.8%)
01/2012: Snake Eyes #9 - 8,328 (-1.4%)
02/2012: Snake Eyes #10 - 8,186 (-1.7%)
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 - 7,319 (-9.7%)

 
Looks like the addition of Storm Shadow to the roster hasn’t helped much, as it takes a solid nose-dive. 

212, 254. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)
 
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Jennifer Blood #4 - 12,557 (-7.0%)
10/2011: Jennifer Blood #5 - 12,337 (-1.7%)
11/2011: Jennifer Blood #6 - 11,660 (-5.5%)
12/2011: Jennifer Blood #7 - 11,522 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Jennifer Blood #8 - 10,767 (-6.5%)
02/2012: Jennifer Blood #9 - 9,906 (-8.0%)
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

 
Possibly an indication of sales levelling out, which is good, as I’m thoroughly enjoying the direction that Al Ewing is taking this book in. Ms Blood is now absolutely, unequivocably, the villain of this title. 

213. Planetoid (Image) 
06/2012: Planetoid #1 - 12,057
07/2012: Planetoid #1 - 7,858 (-34.8%)

 
A rather hefty drop, but I’m hearing good word-of-mouth, and it wouldn’t surprise me if sales went up a little next month. 

214. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW) 
09/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #1 - 16,716
10/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #2 - 9,514 (-43.1%)
11/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #3 - 9,268 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #4 - 9,558 (+3.1%)
01/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #5 - 8,878 (-7.1%)
02/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #6 - 8,513 (-4.1%)
03/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #7 - 8,248 (-3.1%)
04/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #8 - 8,297 (+0.6%)
05/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #9 - 9,133 (+10.1%)
06/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #10 - 8,207 (-10.1%)
07/2012: Ghostbuster Ongoing #11 - 7,809 (-4.8%)

 
Dropping off pretty badly the last couple of months, now at its lowest level. 

216. Dejah Thoris & The White Apes of Mars (Dynamite) 
04/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #1 - 9,944
05/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #2 - 8,649 (-13.0%)
06/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #3 - 8,072 (-6.7%)
07/2012: Dejah Thoris & White Apes Of Mars #4 - 7,763 (-3.8%)

 
Sales settle down for the last issue of this mini-series. 

217. Danger Club (Image) 
04/2012: Danger Club #1 - 7,804
05/2012: Danger Club #2 - 7,210 (-7.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Danger Club #3 - 7,750 (+7.5%)

 
Sales bounce back up to just below the first issue, not too surprisingly as the two first issues have each gone to second print. 

219. Creator Owned Heroes (Image) 
06/2012: Creator Owned Heroes #1 - 12,778
07/2012: Creator Owned Heroes #2 - 7,626 (-40.3%)

 
A large second-issue drop, but still doing quite well for an anthology of new stories. 

220. Cobra Ongoing (IDW) 
07/2011: Cobra #3 - 7,740 
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Cobra #4 - 9,391 (+21.3%)
09/2011: Cobra #5 - 9,068 (-3.4%)
10/2011: Cobra #6 - 8,927 (-1.6%)
11/2011: Cobra #7 - 7,177 (-19.6%)
12/2011: Cobra #8 - 8,381 (+16.8%)
01/2012: Cobra #9 - 8,249 (-1.6%)
01/2012: Cobra Annual 2012 Origin Of Cobra Commander #1 - 7,235
02/2012: Cobra #10 - 8,134 (-1.4%)
03/2012: Cobra #11 - 7,966 (-2.1%)
04/2012: Cobra #12 - 8,090 (+1.6%)
05/2012: Cobra #13 - 8,115 (+0.3%)
06/2012: Cobra #14 - 7,874 (-3.0%)
07/2012: Cobra #15 - 7,619 (-3.2%)

 
Dropping down at an accelerating speed. 

224. Call of Wonderland (Zenescope) 
05/2012: Call of Wonderland #1 - 7,852
06/2012: Call of Wonderland #2 - 7,418 (-5.5%)

 
A very small drop for this prequel mini-series to the new Wonderland series. 

226. 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%)

 
A big increase, for no noticeable reason. 

225. Mass Effect Invasion (Dark Horse) 
10/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #1 - 8,607 (+10.1%)
11/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #2 - 7,876 (-8.5%)
12/2011: Mass Effect Invasion #3 - 6,941 (-11.9%)
01/2012: Mass Effect Invasion #4 - 6,772 (-2.4%)
02-03/2012: -
04/2012: Mass Effect Homeworlds #1 - 8,201 (+21.3%)
05/2012: Mass Effect Homeworlds #2 - 7,789 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Mass Effect Homeworlds #3 - 7,375 (-5.3%)

 
Still dropping, but still above the last series. 

 228. Lady Death (Avatar)
 
07/2011: Lady Death #7 - 8,945  
==== 
08/2011: Lady Death #8 - 8,681 (-3.0%)
09/2011: Lady Death #9 - 8,127 (-6.4%)
09/2011: Lady Death Origins Annual #1 - 6,331 (-22.1%)
10/2011: Lady Death #10 - 7,997 (+26.3%)
11/2011: Lady Death #11 - 7,596 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Lady Death #12 - 7,288 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Lady Death #13 - 7,132 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Lady Death #14 - 7,562 (+6.0%)
03/2012: Lady Death #15 - 7,700 (+1.8%)
04/2012: Lady Death #16 - 7,605 (-1.2%)
05/2012: Lady Death #17 - 7,453 (-2.0%)
06/2012: Lady Death #18 - 7,355 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Lady Death #19 - 7,212 (-1.9%)

 
Relatively standard attrition. 

 229. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword) 
07/2011: Tarot #69 - 7,303  
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Tarot #70 - 6,955 (-4.8%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Tarot #71 - 6,677 (-4.0%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Tarot #72 - 6,859 (+2.7%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Tarot #73 - 6,672 (-2.7%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Tarot #74 - 6,970 (+4.5%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Tarot #75 - 7,190 (+3.2%)

 
Increasing for the second issue in a row, almost back up to where it started the year, sales-wise. 

230. Hoax Hunters (Image) 
03/2012: Hoax Hunters #0 - 5,779
04-06/2012: -
07/2012: Hoax Hunters #1 - 6,973 (+20.7%)

 
A decent increase for the first issue proper. 

231. Simpsons Comics (Bongo) 
07/2011: Simpsons Comics #180 - 6,705 
==== 
08/2011: Simpsons Comics #181 - 6,796 (+1.3%)
09/2011: Simpsons Comics #182 - 6,808 (+0.2%)
10/2011: Simpsons Comics #183 - 6,893 (+1.2%)
11/2011: Simpsons Comics #184 - 6,853 (-0.6%)
12/2011: Simpsons Comics #185 - 6,796 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Simpsons Super Spectacular #14 - 4,481
01/2012: Simpsons Comics #186 - 6,638 (-2.3%)
02/2012: Ralph Wiggum Comics #1 - 7,586
02/2012: Simpsons Comics #187 - 6,800 (+2.4%)
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%)

 
Stable. 

232. Carbon Grey 
11/2011: Carbon Grey Origins #1 - 6,535
03/2012: Carbon Grey Origins #2 - 4,199 (-35.8%)
04-06/2012: -
07/2012: Carbon Grey v2 #1 - 6,916 (+64.7%)

 
A good increase on the last series. 

233. Fanboys vs Zombies (Boom!) 
04/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #1 - 25,935
05/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #2 - 8,534 (-65.5%)
06/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #3 - 8,942 (+4.8%)
07/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #4 - 6,882 (-23.0%)

 
A huge drop this month, which doesn’t look good for the future of the series. 

234. Epic Kill (Image) 
05/2012: Epic Kill #1 - 13,784
06/2012: Epic Kill #2 - 8,255 (-40.1%)
07/2012: Epic Kill #3 - 6,813 (-17.5%)

 
Quite a large drop for the third issue, but still not bad overall. 

236, 248. Hellraiser (Boom!) 
 
07/2011: Hellraiser #3 - 9,974 (-3.8%) 
==== 
08/2011: Hellraiser #4 - 11,096 (+11.2%)
09/2011: Hellraiser #5 - 10,303 (-7.1%)
10/2011: Hellraiser #6 - 9,715 (-5.7%)
11/2011: Hellraiser #7 - 9,263 (-4.7%)
12/2011: Hellraiser #8 - 9,059 (-2.2%)
01/2012: Hellraiser #9 - 8,382 (-7.5%)
02/2012: Hellraiser #10 - 8,076 (-3.7%)
02/2012: Hellraiser #11 - 7,676 (-5.0%)
03/2012: Hellraiser #12 - 7,329 (-4.5%)
04/2012: Hellraiser #13 - 6,855 (-6.5%)
04/2012: Hellraiser Annual #1 - 6,283
05/2012: Hellraiser #14 - 6,707 (-2.2%)
07/2012: Hellraiser #15 - 6,704 (0%)
07/2012: Hellraiser #16 - 6,198 (-7.5%)

 
Ouch, quite a large drop considering it was solid last month. 

238. Red Sonja (Dynamite)  
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Red Sonja #57 - 7,888 (-5.2%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2011: Red Sonja #58 - 7,876 (-0.2%)
11/2011: Red Sonja #59 - 7,759 (-1.5%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #60 - 8,052 (+3.8%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #61 - 7,464 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Red Sonja #62 - 7,160 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Red Sonja Raven - 4,942
02/2012: Red Sonja #63 - 7,095 (-0.9%)
02/2012: Red Sonja #64 - 6,977 (-1.7%)
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%)

 

250. Red Sonja Witchblade (Dynamite) 
02/2012: Red Sonja Witchblade #1 - 8,336
03/2012: -
04/2012: Red Sonja Witchblade #2 - 7,306 (-12.4%)
05/2012: Red Sonja Witchblade #3 - 6,896 (-5.6%)
06/2012: Red Sonja Witchblade #4 - 6,514 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Red Sonja Witchblade #5 - 6,127 (-5.9%)

 

264. Queen Sonja (Dynamite)  
07/2011: Queen Sonja #18 - 6,869 
==== 
08/2011: Queen Sonja #19 - 6,816 (-0.8%)
09/2011: Queen Sonja #20 - 6,883 (+1.0%)
10/2011: Queen Sonja #21 - 6,809 (-1.1%)
10/2011: Queen Sonja #22 - 6,501 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Queen Sonja #23 - 6,523 (+0.1%)
11/2011: Queen Sonja #24 - 6,362 (-2.5%)
12/2011: Queen Sonja #25 - 6,254 (-1.7%)
01/2012: Queen Sonja #26 - 6,016 (-3.8%)
02/2012: Queen Sonja #27 - 6,097 (+1.3%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Queen Sonja #28 - 6,026 (-1.2%)
05/2012: Queen Sonja #29 - 5,861 (-2.7%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Queen Sonja #30 - 5,688 (-3.0%)

 
The main book is fairly stable, but the other two aren’t quite as table as Dynamite would like, you’d think. 

239. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
 
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Dark Horse Presents #3 - 8,931 (-21.1%)
09/2011: Dark Horse Presents #4 - 8,366 (-6.3%)
10/2011: Dark Horse Presents #5 - 7,539 (-9.9%)
11/2011: Dark Horse Presents #6 - 7,017 (-6.9%)
12/2011: Dark Horse Presents #7 - 7,849 (+11.9%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #8 - 7,936 (+1.1%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #9 - 7,751 (-2.3%)
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%)

 
A big drop this month, to it’s lowest point so far, but with an eight dollar cover-price this is probably still doing fairly well for DH. 

242. Green Hornet (Dynamite) 
07/2011: Green Hornet #17 - 9,708 
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Green Hornet #18 - 9,279 (-4.4%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Green Hornet #19 - 8,799 (-5.2%)
12/2011: Green Hornet #20 - 8,297 (-5.7%)
01/2012: Green Hornet #21 - 8,043 (-3.1%)
01/2012: Green Hornet Annual #2 - 5,226 (-35.0%)
02/2012: Green Hornet #22 - 7,789 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Green Hornet #23 - 7,087 (-9.0%)
04/2012: Green Hornet #24 - 6,751 (-4.7%)
05/2012: Green Hornet #25 - 6,641 (-1.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Green Hornet #26 - 6,413 (-3.4%)

 
It’s dropped almost 2,000 copies over the last 6 issues, surely not much longer for this title. That said, the upcoming Masks, teaming the Hornet with The Shadow and The Spider might help things. 
 

243. Executive Assistant Assassins (Aspen) 
07/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #1 - 7,021 
==== 
08/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #2 - 5,843 (-16.7%)
09/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #3 - 5,502 (-5.8%)
10/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #4 - 5,309(-3.5%)
11/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #5 - 4,757(-10.4%)
12/2011-06/2012: -
07/2012: Executive Assistant Assassins #1 - 6,327 (+33.0%)

 
Launching below the last series, possibly diminishing returns here. 

244. Vampirella Red Room (Dynamite) 
04/2012: Red Room #1 - 8,012
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Room #2 - 6,317 (-21.2%)

 
On the smaller end of the average Dynamite second-issue drop. 

245. Hack Slash (Image) 
07/2011: Hack Slash #6 - 8,201  
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Hack Slash #7 - 7,967 (-2.9%)
09/2011: Hack Slash #8 - 7,737 (-2.9%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Hack Slash #9 - 7,907 (+2.2%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #10 - 7,033 (-11.0%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #11 - 6,974 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Hack Slash Annual 2011 - 6,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: Hack Slash #12 - 6,621 (-5.1%)
02/2012: Hack Slash #13 - 6,483 (-2.1%)
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%)

 
Pretty solid the last few months. 

246. Artifacts (Image) 
07/2011: - 
==== 
08/2011: Artifacts #9 - 10,942 (+5.7%)
09/2011: Artifacts #10 - 9,215 (-15.8%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Artifacts #11 - 9,445 (+2.5%)
12/2011: Artifacts #12 - 9,142 (-3.2%)
01/2012: Artifacts #13 - 10,780 (+17.9%)
01/2012: Artifacts Origins One Shot - 5,988 (-4.4%)
02/2012: Artifacts #14 - 7,630 (-29.2%)
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%)

 
Still dropping quite fast. 

251. Prophet (Image) 
01/2012: Prophet #21 - 6,029
02/2012: Prophet #22 - 6,030 (0%)
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%)

 
Starting to drop off a bit, but the upcoming trade may help reverse that. 

252. Garfield (Boom!) 
05/2012: Garfield #1 - 10,057
06/2012: Garfield #2 - 7,452 (-25.9%)
07/2012: Garfield #3 - 6,108 (-18.0%)

 
Quite a bad drop for a third issue. 

253. The Lone Ranger Snake of Iron (Dynamite) 
07/2012: Snake of Iron #1 - 6,081

 

261. The Lone Ranger (Dynamite) 
01/2012: The Lone Ranger #1 - 9,635
02/2012: The Lone Ranger #2 - 7,151 (-25.8%)
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%)

 
Not sure if these sales justify a spin-off, but I guess they’re looking forward to a collection to sell when the film comes out next year. 

255. Pantha (Dynamite) 
06/2012: Pantha #1 - 8,341
07/2012: Pantha #2 - 6,062 (-27.3%)

 
Very average second-issue drop for a Dynamite book. 

256. Stitched (Avatar) 
10/2011: Stitched #1 - 10,949
11/2011: -
12/2011: Stitched #2 - 8,829 (-19.4%)
01-02:2012: -
02/2012: Stitched #3 - 7,069 (-19.9%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Stitched #4 - 6,386 (-9.7%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Stitched #5 - 6,068 (-5.0%)
07/2012: Stitched #6 - 6,017 (-0.8%)

 
Maybe finally stabilizing, just in time for Garth Ennis to leave the book after the next issue, with current artist Mike Wolfer taking over. 

257. Hero Worship (Avatar) 
07/2012: Hero Worship #1 - 5,994

 
Co-written by Avengers scriptwriter Zak Penn, this seems to have gone under the radar a bit. 

258. Mega Man (Archie)
 
07/2011: Mega Man #3 - 4,845 (-37.2%) 
==== 
08/2011: Mega Man #4 - 8,900 (+83%)
09/2011: Mega Man #5 - 8,741 (-1.8%)
10/2011: Mega Man #6 - 7,474 (-14.5%)
11/2011: Mega Man #7 - 7,500 (+0.3%)
12/2011: Mega Man #8 - 7,092 (-5.4%)
01/2012: Mega Man #9 - 7,540 (+6.3%)
02/2012: Mega Man #10 - 6,163 (-18.3%)
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%)

 
A slight uptick this month. 

259. Ferals (Avatar) 
01/2012: Ferals #1 - 7,802
02/2012: Ferals #2 - 6,008 (-23.0%)
02/2012: Ferals #3 - 6,159 (+2.5%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Ferals #4 - 6,043 (-1.9%)
05/2012: Ferals #5 - 5,624 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Ferals #6 - 5,883 (+4.6%)

 
A bit of an increase for Dave Lapham’s werewolf book. 

260. Irresistible (Zenescope) 
07/2012: Irresistible #1 - 5,843

 
A poor schlub gets cursed to become irresistible to women. Not much of a curse, you might think, but what happens when every woman will do anything to get you… 

262. The Strain (Dark Horse)  
12/2012: The Strain #1 - 16,023
01/2012: The Strain #2 - 7,650 (-52.3%)
02/2012: The Strain #3 - 7,384 (-3.5%)
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%)

 
Really not stabilizing at all, I’m not sure if people have just got bored of slightly generic horror comics. 

263. Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends (Zenescope)
 
07/2011: Myths and Legends #7 - 6,215  
==== 
08/2011: -
09/2011: -
10/2011: Myths and Legends #8 - 6,983 (+12.4%)
11/2011: Myths and Legends #9 - 6,757 (-3.2%)
12/2011: Myths and Legends #10 - 6,242 (-7.6%)
01/2012: Myths and Legends #11 - 6,190 (-0.8%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #12 - 5,922 (-4.3%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #13 - 5,734 (-3.2%)
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%)

 
Stable. 

265. Creepy Comics (Dark Horse) 
01/2012: Creepy Comics #7 - 5,540 (-10.8%)
02-03/2012: -
04/2012: Creepy Comics #8 - 5,507 (-0.6%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Creepy Comics #9 - 5,632 (+2.3%)

 
Pretty solid considering how irregularly it’s published, even getting a small increase this month. 

266. Mind MGMT (Dark Horse) 
05/2012: Mind MGMT #1 - 7,537
06/2012: Mind MGMT #2 - 5,566 (-26.2%)

 
A slightly larger than average drop, but this was always going to be a book with a small audience, and will no doubt fare better once collected. 

267. Darkness (Image) 
07/2011: Darkness #92 - 5,971
==== 
 
08/2011: -
09/2011: Darkness #93 - 5,856 (-1.9%)
10/2011: Darkness #94 - 5,632 (-3.8%)
11/2011: Darkness #95 - 5,500 (-2.3%)
12/2011: Darkness #96 - 5,939 (+8.0%)
01/2012: Darkness #97 - 5,328 (-10.3%)
01/2012: Darkness #98 - 5,316 (-0.2%)
02/2012: Darkness #99 - 5,893 (+10.9%)
02/2012: Darkness #100 - 11,363 (+92.8%)
03/2012: Darkness #101 - 7,214 (-36.5%)
04/2012: Darkness #102 - 5,963 (-17.3%)
05/2012: Darkness #103 - 6,140 (+3.0%)
06/2012: Darkness #104 - 5,823 (-5.2%)
07/2012: Darkness #105 - 5,515 (-5.3%)

 
Dropping very quickly, it’s not far off its lowest ever sales level. 

268. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo) 
07/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #61 - 5,502 
==== 
08/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #62 - 5,462 (-0.7%)
09/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #63 - 5,475 (+0.2%)
10/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #64 - 5,451 (-0.4%)
11/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #65 - 5,402 (-0.9%)
12/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #66 - 5,303 (-1.8%)
01/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #67 - 5,192 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #68 - 5,322 (+2.5%)
03/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #69 - 5,214 (-2.0%)
04/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #70 - 5,281 (+1.3%)
05/2012: Bart Simpsons Pal Milhouse #1 - 7,862
05/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #71 - 5,418 (+2.6%)
06/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #72 - 5,552 (+2.5%)
07/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #73 - 5,502 (-0.9%)

 
Stable. 

269. Extermination (Boom!) 
06/2012: Extermination #1 - 18,130
07/2012: Extermination #2 - 5,493 (-69.7%)

 
A huge drop, but the first issue was a dollar-book. It’s getting great word-of-mouth, and Spurrier’s upcoming role on the X-Men books might give it a boost. 

270. Trio (IDW) 
05/2012: Trio #1 - 9,353
06/2012: Trio #2 - 6,289 (-32.8%)
07/2012: Trio #3 - 5,453 (-13.3%)

 
Starting to level out. 

272. Archie (Archie) 
07/2011: Archie #623 - 3,669  
==== 
08/2011: Archie #624 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Archie #625 - 3,452 (???)
10/2011: Archie #626 - ???? (???)
11/2011: Archie #627 - 17,387 (3,911)(???)
12/2011: Archie #628 - 17,286 (-0.6%)
01/2012: Archie #629 - 15,906 (-8.0%)
02/2012: Archie #630 - 15,838 (-0.4%)
03/2012: Archie #631 - 4,614 (-70.9%)
04/2012: Archie #632 - 4,765 (+3.3%)
05/2012: Archie #633 - ???? (???%)
06/2012: Archie #634 - 4,552 (???%)
07/2012: Archie #635 - 5,319 (+16.8%)

 
A big increase, maybe more people have stuck with it after the Kiss story than the retailers expected. 

273. Dark Shadows (Dynamite) 
11/2011: Dark Shadows #1 - 9,090
12/2011: Dark Shadows #2 - 7,407 (-18.5%)
01/2012: Dark Shadows #3 - 6,337 (-14.5%)
03/2012: Dark Shadows #4 - 6,050 (-4.5%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dark Shadows #5 - 5,746 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dark Shadows #6 - 5,283 (-8.1%)

 
Dying on the vine. 

274. Fathom Kiani (Aspen) 
03/2012: Fathom Kiani Vol 2 #0 - 6,050
04/2012: Fathom Kiani Vol 2 #1 - 5,764 (-4.7%)
05/2012: Fathom Kiani Vol 2 #2 - 5,496 (-4.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Fathom Kiani Vol 2 #3 - 5,134 (-6.6%)

 
Not looking like stabilizing any time soon. 

276. Dancer (Image) 
05/2012: Dancer #1 - 8,727
06/2012: Dancer #2 - 5,968( -31.6%)
07/2012: Dancer #3 - 5,037( -15.6%)

 
Still dropping faster than you would expect for such a decent book. 

277. Sunset First Look One Shot (Image) 
07/2012: Sunset First Look One Shot - 4,976

 
As it says in the title, this is a first-look at the new noir book from Christos Gage and Jorge Lucas. Quite high sales for this sort of book, even at only a dollar. 

279. Planet of the Apes (Boom!)
 
07/2011: Planet of the Apes #4 - 6,907  
==== 
08/2011: Planet of the Apes #5 - 8,386 (+21.4%)
09/2011: Planet of the Apes #6 - 6,890 (-17.8%)
10/2011: Planet of the Apes #7 - 6,889 (0.0%)
11/2011: Planet of the Apes #8 - 6,607 (-4.1%)
12/2011: Planet of the Apes #9 - 6,110 (-7.5%)
01/2012: Planet of the Apes #10 - 5,710 (-6.5%)
02/2012: Planet of the Apes #11 - 5,580 (-2.3%)
03/2012: Planet of the Apes #12 - 5,237 (-6.1%)
04/2012: Planet of the Apes #13 - 5,343 (+2.0%)
05/2012: Planet of the Apes #14 - 5,058 (-5.3%)
06/2012: Planet of the Apes #15 - 5,034 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Planet of the Apes #16 - 4,768 (-5.3%)

 

292. Exile on the Planet of the Apes (Boom!) 
11/2011: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1 - 6,850
12/2011: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #2 - 5,473 (-20.1%)
01/2012: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #3 - 4,926 (-10.0%)
02/2012: Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #4 - 4,732 (-3.9%)
03/2012: Exile on the Planet of The Apes #1 - 5,474 (+15.7%)
04/2012: Exile on the Planet of The Apes #2 - 4,751 (-13.2%)
05/2012: Exile on the Planet of The Apes #3 - ???? (???)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Exile on the Planet of The Apes #4 - 4,411 (???)

 
Both series end, to be replaced by a single mini-series, Cataclysm. Real shame this isn’t selling better, all of Boom’s PoTA books have been excellent so far. 

283. 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: -
07/0212: Peter Panzerfaust #5 - 4,546 (-12.2%)

 
Ouch, looks like the early hype has worn off. 

284, 285, 290. Soulfire (Aspen) 
07/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #2 - 6,141 
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08/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #3 - 5,895 (-4.0%)
09/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #4 - 5,029 (-14.7%)
10/2011: -
11/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #5 - 5,059 (+0.6%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Soulfire Vol 3. #6 - 4,723 (-6.6%)
02/2012: Soulfire Vol 3. #7 - 4,414 (-6.5%)
03-05/2012: -
06/2012: Soulfire Primer #1 - 4,954
06/2012: Soulfire Hope #1 - 4,660
07/2012: Soulfire Faith #1 - 4,543
07/2012: Soulfire Despair #1 - 4,524
07/2012: Soulfire Grace #1 - 4,431
07/2012: Soulfire Power #1 - 4,330

 
I thought there were going to be 2 new mini-series, but was wrong, this is a series of 5 one-shots that lead into volume 4 next year. 

287. Ninjettes(Dynamite) 
02/2012: Ninjettes #1 - 8,646
03/2012: Ninjettes #2 - 5,956 (-31.1%)
04/2012: Ninjettes #3 - 5,447 (-8.5%)
05/2012: Ninjettes #4 - 4,946 (-9.2%)
06/2012: Ninjettes #5 - 4,499 (-9.0%)

 
Still dropping hard, but I think the next issue is the last. 

288. Concrete Three Uneasy Pieces One Shot (Dark Horse) 
07/2012: Concrete Three Uneasy Pieces One Shot - 4,480

 
A rare Concrete comic, collecting the stories from Dark Horse Presents. 

289. Resident Alien (Dark Horse) 
04/2012: Resident Alien #0 - 4,788
05/2012: Resident Alien #1 - 5,705 (+19.2)
06/2012: Resident Alien #2 - 4,595 (-19.5)
07/2012: Resident Alien #3 - 4,471 (-2.7) 

 
Another book that launched out of DHP, finishing fairly solidly. 

294. Alabaster Wolves (Dark Horse) 
04/2012: Alabaster Wolves #1 - 6,344
05/2012: Alabaster Wolves #2 - 4,817 (-24.1%)
06/2012: Alabaster Wolves #3 - 4,479 (-7.0%)
07/2012: Alabaster Wolves #4 - 4,352 (-2.8%)

 
Starting to level out, one more issue to come and then shifting over to Dark Horse Presents. 

296. Kirby Genesis Captain Victory (Dynamite) 
11/2011: Captain Victory #1 - 10,438
12/2011: Captain Victory #2 - 8,095 (-22.4%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Captain Victory #3 - 7,244 (-10.5%)
03/2012: Captain Victory #4 - 5,998 (-17.2%)
04-05/2012: -
06/2012: Captain Victory #5 - 5,015 (-16.4%)
07/2012: Captain Victory #6 - 4,320 (-13.9%)

 
Doomed, two more issues solicited but then that’s it, I think. 

297. Enormous One Shot (Image) 
07/2012: Enormous One Shot - 4,269

 
Enormous in both name and size, this has done quite well considering its ten dollar price point. 

298. Super Dinosaur (Image)
 
07/2011: - 
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08/2011: -
09/2011: - Super Dinosaur #4 - 8,303 (-7.1%)
10/2011: - Super Dinosaur #5 - 7,380 (-11.1%)
11/2011: - Super Dinosaur #6 - 6,299 (-14.6%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: - Super Dinosaur #7 - 5,518 (-12.4%)
02/2012: - Super Dinosaur #8 - 5,257 (-4.7%)
03/2012: - Super Dinosaur #9 - 4,863 (-7.5%)
04/2012: - Super Dinosaur #10 - 4,751 (-2.3%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: - Super Dinosaur #11 - 4,592 (-3.3%)
07/2012: - Super Dinosaur #12 - 4,245 (-7.6%)

 
Still being solicited, but this book can’t be making any money at this level.  

299. Orchid (Dark Horse) 
10/2011: Orchid #1 -18,942
11/2011: Orchid #2 - 7,868 (-58.5%)
12/2011: Orchid #3 - 6,448 (-18.0%)
01/2012: Orchid #4 - 5,803 (-10.0%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Orchid #5 - 4,820 (-17.0%)
04/2012: Orchid #6 - 4,718 (-2.1%)
05/2012: Orchid #7 - ???? (???)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Orchid #8 - 4,199 (???)

 
Last month missed the chart, as it drops into oblivion. 

300. Fatima The Blood Spinners (Dark Horse) 
06/2012: Fatima The Blood Spinners #1 - 6,690
07/2012: Fatima The Blood Spinners #2 - 4,187 (-37.4%)

 
Beto Hernandez’ new pulp title from Dark Horse, not doing great numbers but will no doubt do alright in collected form.
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All figures on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to direct market retailers. They include reorders that shipped in the same month. Books shipping in the first week of a month will have more time for reorders to appear than ones shipping in the last week of the month, when reorders will slip to the following month.

Comments

  1. I love that someone remembers that Mike Norton drew The Waiting Place. What a great series that was!

  2. filippod says:

    Re: Massive #2 “I suspect it may have been a little under-ordered”.

    I bought #1-3 last week and #2 was indeed a bit harder to find than #1 and #3

  3. Colin says:

    I was under the impression that Planet of the Apes – Cataclysm was an ongoing? Could be wrong there.

    Either way its a real shame the previous series was cancelled. It was excellent, with a consistent team producing good comics on a regular monthly schedule… Hmmm something the big two could learn from me thinks.

  4. Micah says:

    Planetoid is awesome! I’m loving the current batch of indie books, so much so that I’m dropping Marvel and DC books left and right to pick them up.

  5. Brian Wood says:

    I thought those Massive #2 numbers were oddly low so I checked with sales dept at Dark Horse and the number here is about 2200 copies below the actual.

  6. Chris Duffy says:

    Curious about Planetoid. HIGHLY recommend Prophet.

  7. goggles says:

    I heard the same thing about Planet of the Apes – Cataclysm – that it was ongoing.

  8. PeterCSM730 says:

    Planetoid and Debris are really similar in theme. I keep forgetting their names and when I ask someone in the shop about ‘the other comic like Planetoid’ they always know I’m talking about Debris and vice-versa. I really enjoy the art and character designs in those books.

    What was Green Wake like? Worth picking up?

  9. Just to clear things up, PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM which I write with Corinna Bechko is an ongoing. Exile was always a miniseries.

    POTA:Cataclysm #1 is on sale this week.

    I’m sad that Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno’s POTA series is ending as well. it’s a great book!

  10. JohnRobietheCat says:

    Image put most of their digital #1’s for free on Comixology recently. Thought that was a pretty good move , maybe that’ll help change some numbers in months ahead . I know it helped me want to buy original Saga’s & Planetoids which I’m collecting so I can start reading them in order and I’m a comics cheapskate. (btw I don’t like those bound books, glad they make money for the creators but I’d rather have digital or real thing) And kind of interested in Thief of Thieves, don’t know why….

    The Planetoid issue#3 cover with the frog against the scifi cave-looks like something out of Moebius-stellar…Also its so well crafted for a guy who’s a one man show. When you see what Saga and a guy like that is doing, its easy to stroll pass the Marvels & DC aisles like Micah says… this stuff is raising the bar for comic storytelling. Just a new standard and good taste.

    Kinda interesting that Spawn (non 90’s Spawn) & Haunt are these sputtering books even though its done by these top talents who have been wildly successful at other books …I think subject matter may be part of it. My take is the main heroes of these books have got the Moon Knight complex. A character that’s mysterious & dark and a good inspiration for inky potfolio art but not really all that interesting…and then there’s the elephant in the room, the long shadow of Batman casts over caped & haunted dude characters. Sci Fi , mystery & crime dramas area a bit easier for independents to carve more ground in without being overly referential to Dc & Marvel. That said, I still haven’t seen superheroes that capture the fancy of the public like the mainstream ones yet . And since superheroes dominate the medium, its curious how one finds that magic. Spawn was the closest thing for a while, I think. Close but no cigar.

    Maybe when Saga comes back down the line , it’ll help make records like the Walking Dead..Hope so.

  11. Snikt Snakt says:

    So the Walking Dead’s sale numbers really jumped w/#97, w/the May issue, and kept steamrolling after that.

    Does this coincide w/season 2 of the show ending, or where the last tpb left off?

    A good “jumping on point” for new readers, perhaps?

  12. Torsten Adair says:

    “100. Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation (IDW)

    A big increase, this series appears to have performed well above expectations, selling far more than either property’s own books. ”

    So there’s not much overlap between the two fandoms?

    Me, I’m dilettante with both franchises. I’ll read the trade if I get it for free.

  13. goggles says:

    Walking Dead 97 was the start of a new, highly promoted, arc.

  14. stealthwise says:

    You know what sucks? I knew that the Massive was coming out, but forgot to order it from my lcs, and now it’s pretty much too late. Going to have to go with the trade, given that my store is inept at finding anything more than a month old if it’s not Marvel or DC.

  15. PeterCSM730 says:

    @stealthwise: That does suck because often I’ll miss the first couple issues of a book (usually indie) and when a latter issue catches my eye and I enjoy it I go back and pick up those missed issues. I understand if I’m trying to pick up the last six or seven months but only a few issues in you should be able to get a copy through your local shop. Otherwise they’ll start losing business to online sites or stores in the area (if there are any). When is the trade coming out?

  16. MBunge says:

    Yay, Spider! The artwork’s a little stiff but it and the Shadow are quite good reads.

    It’s too bad Valiant launched with XO and Harbinger. Bloodshot and Archer and Armstrong have been much stronger titles in my view.

    Mike

  17. Sean W says:

    I wanna say that Kirby Genesis #8 had “the end” on the last page when I flipped thru it a few weeks ago, so that was the true end of the series.

    I noticed that this week’s Flash Gordon Zeitgeist series featured “to be concluded” on the last page – that means this particular arc is ending, or it’s a cancellation (10 issues were previously listed at Dynamite’s site).

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