Indie Month-to-Month Sales: May 2011

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walkingdead851 Indie Month to Month Sales: May 2011
By Matthew Murray

The Walking Dead gets a huge boost this month as the recent storyline is a big hit. The number two issue this month is Kirby Genesis from Dynamite, though as a one dollar title its sales are somewhat inflated. Coming in at number three is the IDW launch of a Rocketeer anthology. Further down the chart we have new Star Wars comics from Dark Horse, the most recent GI Joe relaunches from IDW, a new Megaman title from Archie, and a bunch of Image comics with increased sales.

This month Dark Horse had a 4.89% dollar share and a 3.59% unit share, Image had a 4.88% dollar share and a 5.35% unit share, IDW had a 4.60% dollar share and a 4.26% unit share, Dynamite had a 2.83% dollar share and a 3.38% unit share, and Boom! had a 2.33% dollar share and a 2.00% unit share.

This month I’ve again listed every “indie” (ie. non Marvel/DC) book in the top 300.

As always thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates that reflect first month sales to retailers in North America, and can be found here.

40. The Walking Dead (Image) 
05/2008: The Walking Dead #49 - 23,102
05/2009: The Walking Dead #61 - 23,902
05/2010: The Walking Dead #72 - 25,182
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06/2010: The Walking Dead #73 - 25,645 (+1.8%)
07/2010: The Walking Dead #74 - 25,468 (-0.7%)
07/2010: The Walking Dead #75 - 28,667 [33,079] (+29.9%)
08/2010: The Walking Dead #76 - 26,553 (-19.7%)
09/2010: The Walking Dead #77 - 27,448 (+3.4%)
10/2010: The Walking Dead #78 - 27,947 (+1.8%)
11/2010: The Walking Dead #79 - 28,971 (+3.7%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: The Walking Dead #80 - 29,526 (+1.9%)
02/2011: The Walking Dead #81 - 30,750  (+4.1%)
03/2011: The Walking Dead #82 - 31,174 (+1.4%)
03/2011: The Walking Dead #83 - 33,686 [39,938](+28.1%)
04/2011: The Walking Dead #84 - 31,930 (-20.1%)
05/2011: The Walking Dead #85 - 37,552 (+17.6%)
                               6 month (+29.6%)
                               1 year (+49.1%)
                               2 year (+57.1%)
                               3 year (+62.5%)

Massssssive increase here, and it’ll be interesting to see if the book can hold it next month. As this issue doesn’t seem to have any alternative covers or gimmicks, and the solicitation text consisted entirely of “Where do we go from here?”, this is clearly a result of this storyline attracting a lot of new readers.

And volume one of the collections is still moving bucket loads, as another 2,155 copies were ordered this month.

42. Kirby Genesis (Dynamite)
05/2011: Kirby Genesis #0 - 36,429

This is a $1 preview issue of the series by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross based on Jack Kirby characters. There are five covers.

89. Rocketeer Adventures (IDW)
05/2011: Rocketeer Adventures #1 - 19,927

An anthology miniseries with a lot of top flight creators does well for IDW.

92. Star Wars Jedi Dark Side (Dark Horse)
05/2011: Jedi Dark Side #1 - 18,949

A five issue miniseries. This issue had a Dark Horse 25th anniversary alternative cover.

95. Hellboy (Dark Horse) 
05/2007: Darkness Calls #1 (of 5) - 32,321
05/2008: -
05/2009: -
05/2010: Hellboy in Mexico Or, A Drunken Blur - 22,569 
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06/2010: -
07/2010: The Storm #1 - 20,404 (-9.6%)
08/2010: The Storm #2 - 19,070 (-6.5%)
09/2010: The Storm #3 - 18,602 (-2.5%)
10/2010: Beasts of Burden/Hellboy oneshot - 17,618 (-5.3%)
11/2010: Double Feature of Evil - 20,436 (+16.0%)
12/2010: Sleeping & Dead #1 - 19,360 (-5.3%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Sleeping & Dead #2 - 17,160 (-11.4%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish - 19,049 (+11.0%)
05/2011: Being Human - 18,688 (-1.9%)
                                6 month (-8.6%)
				1 year (-17.2%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-42.2%)

Drawn by Richard Corben, who also drew the one shot from a year ago. Buster Oakley had a Dark Horse 25th anniversary variant cover.

96. The Boys (Dynamite)
05/2007: The Boys #7 - 31,616
05/2008: The Boys #18 - 27,951
05/2009: The Boys #30 - 28,365
05/2010: The Boys #42 - 21,479
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06/2010: The Boys #43 - 21,390 (-0.4%)
07/2010: The Boys #44 - 21,270 (-0.6%)
08/2010: The Boys #45 - 21,041 (-1.1%)
09/2010: The Boys #46 - 20,789 (-1.2%)
10/2010: The Boys #47 - 20,198 (-2.8%)
11/2010: The Boys #48 - 20,004 (-1.0%)
12/2010: The Boys #49 - 19,582 (-2.1%)
01/2011: The Boys #50 - 19,293 (-1.5%)
02/2011: The Boys #51 - 18,728 (-2.9%)
03/2011: The Boys #52 - 18,955 (+1.2%)
04/2011: The Boys #53 - 18,692 (-1.4%)
05/2011: The Boys #54 - 18,671 (-0.1%)
                               6 month (-6.6%)
                               1 year (-13.1%)
                               2 year (-34.2%)
                               3 year (-33.2%)
                               4 year (-40.9%)

Stable.

101. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)
05/2007: Star Wars Legacy #11 - 33,138
05/2008: Star Wars Legacy #23 - 30,355
05/2009: Star Wars Legacy #36 - 24,166
05/2010: Star Wars Legacy #48 - 19,954
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06/2010: Star Wars Legacy #49 - 19,911 (-0.2%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Star Wars Legacy #50 - 20,666 (+3.8%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Star Wars Legacy: War #1 - 19,785 (-4.3%)
01/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #2 - 17,847 (-9.8%)
02/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #3 - 17,697 (-0.8%)
03/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #4 - 18,058 (+2.0%)
04/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #5 - 18,141 (+0.5%)
05/2011: Star Wars Legacy: War #6 - 17,944 (-1.1%)
                               6 month (n.a.)
                               1 year (-10.1%)
                               2 year (-25.7%)
                               3 year (-40.9%)
				4 year (-45.9%)

Final issue. This series has been quite stable over it’s run, but still a fair bit down from the ongoing.

102. Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command (Dark Horse)
01/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #1 - 18,654
02/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #2 - 17,115 (-8.3%)
03/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #3 - 18,368 [26,992] (+57.7%)
04/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #4 - 17,740 (-34.3%)
05/2011: Darth Vader & Lost Command #5 - 17,526 (-1.2%)

Another recent Star Wars series that has been fairly stable. Issue one had a Dark Horse 25th anniversary cover, which makes the small drops even more impressive.

111. Spawn (Image) 
05/2006: Spawn #156 - 27,017
05/2007: Spawn #167 - 24,277
05/2008: Spawn #178 - 20,046
05/2009: -
05/2010: Spawn #197 - 18,361
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06/2010: -
07/2010: Spawn #198 - 17,985 (-2.0%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Spawn #199 - 18,076 (+0.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: Spawn #200 - 65,448 (+262.1%)
01/2011: Spawn #201 - 18,458 (-71.8%)
02/2011: Spawn #202 - 18,335 (-0.7%)
02/2011: Spawn #203 - 15,572 (-15.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #204 - 15,591 (+0.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #205 - 15,320 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Spawn #206 - 15,160 (-1.0%)
05/2011: Spawn #207 - 14,796 (-2.4%)
                                6 month (n.a.)
                                1 year (-19.4%)
                                2 year (n.a.)
                                3 year (-26.2%)
                                4 year (-39.1%)
                                5 year (-45.2%)

A new storyline doesn’t help the numbers.

112. Vampirella (Dynamite) 
11/2010: Vampirella #1 - 29,215
12/2010: -
01/2011: Vampirella #2 - 17,531 (-40.0%)
02/2011: Vampirella #3 - 16,366 (-6.6%)
03/2011: Vampirella #4 - 15,765 (-3.7%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Vampirella #5 - 14,702 (-6.7%)
			6 month (-49.7%)

Running late. And that’s not the best drop. There are four covers.

114. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters (IDW)
03/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 58,879 [69,662]
04/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #2 - 14,492 (-79.2%)
05/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #3 - 14,588 (+0.7%)

That increase is definitely a positive sign for this series. IDW’s first issue promotion seems to have paid off.

115. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)
03/2011: Dejah Thoris #1 - 18,432
04/2011: Dejah Thoris #2 - 14,286 (-22.5%)
05/2011: Dejah Thoris #3 - 14,215 (-0.5%)

Stable.

116. GI Joe (IDW) 
05/2006: America’s Elite #11 (Devil’s Due) - 18,148
05/2007: America’s Elite #23 (Devil’s Due) - 15,039
05/2008: America’s Elite #35 (Devil’s Due) - 16,298
05/2009: GI Joe #5 - 21,968
05/2010: GI Joe #18 – 12,776
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06/2010: GI Joe #19 – 12,849 (+0.6%)
07/2010: GI Joe #20 - 12,599 (-1.9%)
08/2010: GI Joe #21 - 12,264 (-2.7%)
09/2010: GI Joe #22 - 11,887 (-3.1%)
10/2010: GI Joe #23 - 11,531 (-3.0%)
11/2010: GI Joe #24 - 10,985 (-4.7%)
12/2010: GI Joe #25 - 10,641 (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: GI Joe #26 - 10,323 (-3.0%)
02/2011: GI Joe #27 - 10,102 (-2.1%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #1 - 13,438 (+33.0%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #2 - 12,427 (-7.5%)
04/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #0 - 12,353 (-5.9%)
05/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #1 - 13,703 (+10.9%)
                6 month (+24.7%)
                1 year (+7.3%)
                2 year (-37.6%)
                3 year (-15.9%)
                4 year (-8.9%)
                5 year (-24.5%)

The series relaunches with sales higher than they’ve been in over a year, but the trick is whether they’ll be able to hold on to these numbers.

118. Vampirella Scarlet Legion (Dynamite)
05/2011: Scarlet Legion #1 - 13,625

Dynamite is clearly never happy with only one series about any one character.

119. True Blood (IDW) 
07/2010: True Blood #1 - 30,296 [38,062]
08/2010: True Blood #2 - 26,419 [37,218] (-2.2%)
09/2010: True Blood #3 - 24,254 [34,898] (-6.2%)
10/2010: True Blood #4 - 32,964 (-5.5%)
11/2010: True Blood #5 - 22,154 [26,361] (-20.0%)
12/2010: True Blood #6 - 21,297 [25,556] (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #1 - 19,824 (-22.4%)
03/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #2 - 16,639 (-16.1%)
04/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #3 - 15,899 (-4.4%)
05/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #4 - 13,617 (-14.4%)
				6 month (-48.3%)

Huge drop this month. I’m still really surprised how poorly this second miniseries has done compared to the first one.

120. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)
02/2011: Jennifer Blood #1 – 17,413
03/2011: Jennifer Blood #2 - 14,180 (-18.6%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Jennifer Blood #3 - 13,502 (-4.8%)

Doing well enough for Dynamite to turn it into an ongoing (though Garth Ennis stops writing it after the first story line).

121. The Walking Dead Survivors Guide (Image)
04/2011: Survivors Guide #1 - 16,158
05/2011: Survivors Guide #2 - 13,419 (-17.0%)

Not a comic at all. This is an encyclopedia of all the humans that have shown up in The Walking Dead. It’s four issues long and these numbers show the importance of the Walking Dead brand.

126. Conan (Dark Horse) 
05/2006: Conan #28 - 31,675
05/2007: Conan #40 - 24,982 
05/2008: Conan #50 - 22,542
05/2009: -
05/2010: -
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06/2010: The Cimmerian #21 - 16,421 (+0.2%)
07/2010: The Cimmerian #22 - 16,240 (-1.1%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: The Cimmerian #23 - 15,837 (-2.5%)
10/2010: The Cimmerian #24 - 15,490 (-2.2%)
11/2010: The Cimmerian #25 - 15,421 (-0.4%)
12/2010: The Road of Kings #1 - 16,099 (+4.4%)
01/2011: The Road of Kings #2 - 13,385 (-16.9%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: The Road of Kings #3 - 13,193 (-1.4%)
04/2011: The Road of Kings #4 - 12,827 (-2.8%)
05/2011: The Road of Kings #5 - 12,672 (-1.2%)
                6 month (-17.8%)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (n.a.)
                3 year (-43.8%)
                4 year (-49.3%)
                5 year (-60.0%)

Stable, but the numbers are well below what they were for the last series.

128. Mega Man (Archie)
05/2011: Mega Man #1 - 12,586

Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic has been coming out for 18 years. Over the last few years it has seen incredibly consistant (or even increasing) sales. If Archie can capture the magic again with this series it could be around for a long time.

130. Chew (Image) 
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Chew #11 - 13,204 (-1.0%)
07/2010: Chew #12 - 13,011 (-1.5%)
08/2010: Chew #13 - 12,756 (-2.0%)
09/2010: Chew #14 - 12,993 (+1.9%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Chew #15 - 13,047 (+0.4%)
12/2010: Chew #16 - 12,473 (-4.4%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Chew #17 - 12,165 (-2.5%)
04/2011: Chew #18 - 12,438 (+2.2%)
05/2011: Chew #27 - 12,561 (+1.0%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (-3.7%)

This is interesting. The creators of Chew jumped forward a year to present an issue from the future, and will spend the next year showing how the characters get to that point. This has happened a couple of times before, but it looks like Chew will be the first title to actually make it to the future issue.

131. Snake Eyes Ongoing (IDW)
05/2009: -
05/2010: GI Joe Origins #15 - 10,650
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06/2010: GI Joe Origins #16 - 10,643 (-0.1%)
07/2010: GI Joe Origins #17 - 10,215 (-4.0%)
08/2010: GI Joe Origins #18 - 10,074 (-1.4%)
09/2010: GI Joe Origins #19 - 11,171 (+10.9%)
10/2010: GI Joe Origins #20 - 9,482 (-15.1%)
11/2010: GI Joe Origins #21 - 8,970 (-5.4%)
12/2010: GI Joe Origins #22 - 8,597 (-4.2%)
01/2011: GI Joe Origins #23 - 8,136 (-5.4%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Snake Eyes #1 - 12,197 (+49.9%)
                                6 month (+36.0%)
                                1 year (+14.5%)

This replaces Origins in IDW’s line of GI Joe comics, and so far it’s doing much better.

133. King Conan (Dark Horse)
02/2011: Scarlet Citadel #1 - 13,935
03/2011: Scarlet Citadel #2 - 12,472 (-10.5%)
04/2011: Scarlet Citadel #3 - 12,158 (-2.5%)
05/2011: Scarlet Citadel #4 - 12,040 (-1.0%)

Stable. The first issue had a Dark Horse 25th aniversary variant cover.

135. Cobra Ongoing (IDW) 
05/2009: GI Joe Cobra #3 - 17,881
05/2010: -
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06/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #5 - 10,136 (-2.4%)
07/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #6 - 9,726 (-4.0%)
08/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #7 - 9,387 (-3.5%)
09/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #8 - 9,230 (-1.7%)
09/2010: GI Joe Cobra Special #2 - 8,785 (-4.8%)
10/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #9 - 8,656 (-1.5%)
11/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #10 - 8,275 (-4.4%)
12/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #11 - 8,008 (-3.2%)
01/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #12 - 7,613 (-4.9%)
02/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #13 - 7,436 (-2.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Cobra #1 - 11,949 (+60.7%)
                                6 month (-44.4%)
                                1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-33.2%)

Another GI Joe relaunch. The next movie comes out next year, so IDW will be publishing these until at least then.

136. BPRD (Dark Horse)
05/2006: Universal Machine #2 (of 5) - 16,510
05/2007: Garden of Souls #3 (of 5) - 15,968
05/2008: 1946 #5 (of 5) - 15,941
05/2009: Black Goddess #5 (of 5) - 14,357
05/2010: King of Fear #5 - 12,519
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06/2010: Abe Sapien: Abysmal Plain #1 - 13,010 (+3.9%)
07/2010: Abe Sapien: Abysmal Plain #2 - 11,805 (-9.3%)
08/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #1 - 13,563 (+14.9%)
09/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #2 - 12,717 (-6.2%)
10/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #3 - 12,402 (-2.5%)
11/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #4 - 11,882 (-4.2%)
12/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #5 - 11,528 (-3.0%)
01/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #1 - 12,820 (+11.2%)
02/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #2 - 11,585 (-9.6%)
03/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #3 - 11,565 (-0.2%)
04/2011: Dead Remembered #1 - 12,825 (+10.9%)
05/2011: Dead Remembered #2 - 11,714 (-8.7%)
                6 month (-1.4%)
                1 year (-6.4%)
                2 year (-18.4%)
                3 year (-26.5%)
                4 year (-26.6%)
		5 year (-29.0%)

Doing better than the last miniseries, but worse than the one before that as dimishing returns set in. I really enjoy this series, but I’m a few volumes behind at the moment.

139. Image Firsts (Image)
08/2010: Invincible #1 -   6,285
09/2010: -
10/2010: Hack Slash #1 - 4,915
10/2010: Haunt #1 - 4,365
10/2010: Madman #1 - 3,494
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: Invincible #1 - 8,862 [19,968]
05/2011: -

Another 11,106 copies claim to have been shipped this month, which implies that once again all of the $1 comics Image has shipped have been combined into one for some reason.

141. Artifacts (Image) 
07/2010: Artifacts #1 - 18,711
08/2010: -
09/2010: Artifacts #2 - 13,147 (-29.7%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Artifacts #3 - 11,844 (-9.9%)
12/2010: Artifacts #4 - 11,415 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Artifacts #5 - 11,788 (+3.3%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Artifacts #6 - 10,910 (-7.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Artifacts #7 - 10,667 (-2.2%)
				6 month (-9.9%)

Standard drop.

142. Witchblade (Image) 
05/2006: Witchblade #98 - 14,192
05/2007: Witchblade #106 - 14,774
05/2008: -
05/2009: Witchblade #127 - 15,065
05/2010: Witchblade #136 - 10,649
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06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: Witchblade #137 - 10,696 (+0.4%)
08/2010: Witchblade Due Process One Shot - 8,255 (-22.8%)
09/2010: Witchblade #138 - 10,521 (+27.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Witchblade #139 - 10,113 (-3.9%)
12/2010: Witchblade #140 - 11,172 (+10.5%)
01/2011: Witchblade #141 - 9,768 (-12.6%)
02/2011: Witchblade #142 - 9,803 (+0.4%)
03/2011: Witchblade #143 - 9,394 (-4.2%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Witchblade #144 - 10,662 (+13.5%)
                        6 month (-5.4%)
                        1 year (+0.1%)
                        2 year (-29.2%)
                        3 year (n.a.)
                        4 year (-27.8%)
                        5 year (-24.9%)

Running late. This 15th anniversary issue was supposed to be out in December.

145. Hellraiser (Boom!)
03/2011: Hellraiser #1 - 13,850
04/2011: -
05/2011: Hellraiser #2 - 10,366 (-25.2%)

Standard second issue drop.

147. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)
07/2010: Real American Hero #156 - 15,795
08/2010: Real American Hero #157 - 14,263 (-9.7%)
09/2010: Real American Hero #158 - 13,197 (-7.5%)
10/2010: Real American Hero #159 - 12,309 (-6.7%)
11/2010: Real American Hero #160 - 11,544 (-6.2%)
12/2010: Real American Hero #161 - 11,125 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Real American Hero #162 - 10,516 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Real American Hero #163 - 10,262 (-2.4%)
03/2011: Real American Hero #164 - 10,386 (+1.2%)
04/2011: Real American Hero #165 - 10,218 (-1.6%)
05/2011: Real American Hero #166 - 10,117 (-1.0%)
			6 month (-12.4%)

The only non relaunched GI Joe comic continues its slow slide.

148. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)
05/2009: All Hail Megatron #11 - 12,292
05/2010: Transformers Ongoing #7 - 11,932
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06/2010: Transformers Ongoing #8 - 12,360 (+3.6%)
07/2010: Transformers Ongoing #9 - 12,369 (+0.1%)
08/2010: Transformers Ongoing #10 - 11,951 (-3.4%)
09/2010: Transformers Ongoing #11 - 11,582 (-3.1%)
10/2010: Transformers Ongoing #12 - 11,166 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Transformers Ongoing #13 - 10,998 (-1.5%)
12/2010: Transformers Ongoing #14 - 10,573 (-3.9%)
01/2011: Transformers Ongoing #15 - 10,159 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #16 - 10,265 (+1.0%)
03/2011: Transformers Ongoing #17 - 10,094 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Transformers Ongoing #18 - 9,813 (-2.8%)
05/2011: Transformers Ongoing #19 - 10,089 (+2.8%)
                               6 month (-8.3%)
                               1 year (-15.4%)
                               2 year (-17.9%)

The begining of the prelude to Chaos, a big Transformers event.

149. Irredeemable (Boom)
05/2009: Irredeemable #2 - 9,962 
05/2010: Irredeemable #13 - 12,784
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06/2010: Irredeemable #14 - 12,608 (-1.4%)
07/2010: Irredeemable #15 - 12,442 (-1.3%)
08/2010: Irredeemable #16 - 12,106 (-2.7%)
09/2010: Irredeemable #17 - 11,818 (-2.4%)
10/2010: Irredeemable #18 - 11,398 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Irredeemable #19 - 11,102 (-2.6%)
12/2010: Irredeemable #20 - 10,406 (-6.3%)
01/2011: Irredeemable #21 - 10,247 (-1.5%)
02/2011: Irredeemable #22 - 10,025 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Irredeemable #23 - 9,983 (-0.4%)
04/2011: Irredeemable #24 - 10,274 (+2.9%)
05/2011: Irredeemable #25 - 10,082 (-1.9%)
                               6 month (-9.2%)
                               1 year (-21.1%)
				2 year (+1.2%)

Standard drop. Volume 6 was the number eight graphic novel this month, selling 3,036 copies.

152, 169. Super Dinosaur (Image)
04/2011: Super Dinosaur #1 - 12,473
05/2011: Super Dinosaur #2 - 9,945 (-20.3%)
05/2011: Super Dinosaur Origin Special #1 - 8,575 (-13.8%)

The Origin Special is a reprint of the Free Comic Book Day issue.

154. Crossed (Avatar) 
05/2009: Crossed #5 - 12,246
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Crossed Family Values #2 - 10,165 (-5.0%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Crossed Family Values #3 - 10,317 (+1.5%)
09/2010: Crossed Family Values #4 - 9,927 (-3.8%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Crossed Family Values #5 - 9,628 (-3.0%)
12/2010: Crossed Family Values #6 - 9,908 (+2.9%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Crossed Family Values #7 - 10,217 (+3.1%)
02/2011: Crossed Psychopath #1 - 10,182 (-0.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Crossed Psychopath #2 - 9,692 (-4.8%)
                6 month (+0.7%)
                1 year (n.a.)
		2 year (-20.9%)

That’s a pretty good second issue drop.

155. Lady Death (Avatar)
12/2010: Lady Death #0 - 15,665
01/2011: Lady Death #1 - 14,023 (-10.5%)
02/2011: Lady Death #2 - 11,033 (-21.3%)
03/2011: Lady Death #3 - 10,801 (-2.1%)
04/2011: Lady Death #4 - 10,391 (-3.8%)
05/2011: Lady Death #5 - 9,656 (-7.1%)

Bigger than usual drop this month.

161. Dungeons and Dragons (IDW) 
08/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #0 - 23,657
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #1 - 15,462 (-34.6%)
12/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #2 - 11,623 (-24.8%)
01/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #3 - 10,112 (-13.0%)
02/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #4 - 9,761 (-3.5%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #5 - 9,833 (+0.7%)
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #6 - 9,520 (-3.2%)
05/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #7 - 9,427 (-1.0%)
				6 month (-39.0%)

Stable this month.

161, 170. Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover (Zenescope)
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover Prelude - 8,558
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover #1 - 9,304 (+8.7%)

The prelude is $1.99 and issue #1 is $5.99, so that’s a good number for one of them. This is going to be a twelve part crossover running through various titles and oneshots.

163. Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends (Zenescope)
01/2011: Myths & Legends #1 - 12,679
02/2011: -
03/2011: Myths and Legends #2 - 8,018 (-36.8%)
03/2011: Myths and Legends #3 - 7,858 (-2.0%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Myths and Legends #4 - 9,224 (+17.4%)

A big increase this month, but not because it’s part of the Dream Eater crossover, instead it’s because there’s are three covers instead of the usual two.

164. Witchfinder (Dark Horse)
02/2011: Lost & Gone Forever #1 - 11,404
03/2011: Lost & Gone Forever #2 - 9,701 (-14.9%)
04/2011: Lost & Gone Forever #3 - 9,248 (-4.7%)
05/2011: Lost & Gone Forever #4 - 9,168 (-0.9%)

Hellboy spinoff. Stable.

167. Mouse Guard (Archaia) 
05/2006: Mouse Guard #3 - 8,336
05/2007: -
05/2008: -
05/2009: Winter 1152 #6 - 12,080
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Legends of the Guard #1 - 10,918
06/2010: Legends of the Guard #2 - 9,113 (-16.5%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Legends of the Guard #3 - 9,289 (+1.9%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Legends of the Guard #4 - 8,423 (-9.3%)
12/2010: Black Axe #1 - 9,802 [13,155] (+56.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Black Axe #2 - 8,760 (-33.4%)
			6 month (+4.0%)
			1 year (n.a.)
			2 year (-27.5%)
			3 year (n.a.)
			4 year (n.a.)
			5 year (+5.1%)

Big drop this month, though looking at the last issue we coudl be seeing another bunch of copies arriving next month. The five month gap is kind of crazy though.

171. 30 Days of Night
05/2007: Eben & Stella #1 - 7,515
05/2008: -
05/2009: -
05/2010: -
======
05/2011: Night Again #1 - 8,472
			4 year (+12.7%)

Drawn by Sam Keith.

172. Hack Slash (Image) 
05/2007: Hack Slash #1 (Devil's Due ) - 6,786
05/2008: -
05/2009: Hack Slash #22 (Devil's Due) - 5,865
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #1 - 9,270 (+66.5%)
07/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #2 - 7,803 (-15.8%)
08/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #3 - 7,881 (+1.0%)
09/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #4 - 8,177 (+3.8%)
10/2010: Hack Slash Annual 2010 - 8,149 (-0.3%)
11/2010: Hack Slash Trailers Part 2 - 5,887 (-27.8%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Hack Slash: Me Without You - 7,496 (+27.3%)
02/2011: Hack Slash #1 - 10,553 (+40.8%)
03/2011: Hack Slash #2 - 8,483 (-19.6%)
04/2011: Hack Slash #3 - 8,554 (+0.8%)
05/2011: Hack Slash #4 - 8,449 (-1.2%)
                        6 month (+43.5)
                        1 year (n.a.)
                        2 year (+44.1%)
			3 year (n.a.)
                        4 year (+24.5%)

Stable.

174. Next Men (IDW)
12/2010: Next Men #1 - 13,204
01/2011: Next Men #2 - 8,882 (-32.7%)
02/2011: Next Men #3 - 8,568 (-3.5%)
03/2011: Next Men #4 - 8,395 (-2.0%)
04/2011: Next Men #5 - 8,525 (+1.5%)
05/2011: Next Men #6 - 8,387 (-1.6%)

Stable.

176. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope) 
05/2007: Grimm Fairy Tales #14 - 6,298
05/2008:
05/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #38 - 9,077
05/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual Las Vegas - 8,462
=====
06/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #47 - 8,721 (+3.2%)
06/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #48 - 10,011 (+14.8%)
07/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #49 - 9,594 (-4.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #50 - 13,931 (+45.2%)
10/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #51 - 8,343 (-40.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #52 - 7,903 (-5.3%)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #53 - 9,146 (+15.7%)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #54 - 7,886 (-13.8%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #55 - 8,897 (+12.8%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #56 - 8,701 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #57 - 7,096 (-18.4%)
04/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #58 - 7,198 (+1.4%)
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #59 - 8,356 (+16.1%)
                6 month (n.a.)
                1 year (-1.3%)
                2 year (-7.9%)
                3 year (n.a.)
                4 year (+32.7%)

See Myths and Legends above. Two covers instead of one.

178. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 
05/2006: Red Sonja #10 - 32,479 
05/2007: Red Sonja #22 - 20,728
05/2008: Red Sonja #33 - 16,114
05/2009: Red Sonja #44 - 12,099
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Red Sonja #50 - 13,017 (+13.3%)
06/2010: Red Sonja Annual #3 - 8,098 (-37.8%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Red Sonja #51 - 9,994 (+23.4%)
10/2010: Red Sonja #52 - 9,529 (-4.7%)
11/2010: Red Sonja #53 - 9,060 (-4.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Red Sonja #54 - 8,826 (-2.6%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Red Sonja #55 - 8,729 (-1.1%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Red Sonja #56 - 8,319 (-4.7%)
                        6 month (-8.2%)
                        1 year (n.a.)
                        2 year (-31.2%)
                        3 year (-48.4%)
                        4 year (-59.9%)
                        5 year (-74.4%)

Running late, not bimonthly.

178. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword) 
05/2006: Tarot #38 - 9,557
05/2007: Tarot #44 - 9,398
05/2008: Tarot #50 - 10,074
05/2009: Tarot #56 - 8,693
05/2010: Tarot #62 - 8,131
=====
06/2010: -
07/2010: Tarot #63 - 8,112 (-0.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Tarot #64 - 8,016 (-1.2%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Tarot #65 - 7,671 (-4.3%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Tarot #66 - 7,530 (-1.8%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Tarot #67 - 7,467 (-0.8%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Tarot #68 - 8,229 (+10.2%)
                        6 month (+7.3%)
                        1 year (+1.2%)
                        2 year (-5.3%)
                        3 year (-18.3%)
                        4 year (-12.4%)
                        5 year (-13.9%)

I have no idea why this increase has happened. It is kind of hard to find info about some of these titles. Googling often just leads to sites where you can download the comic illegally.

180. Angel 100 Page Spectacular (IDW)
04/2011: Angel 100 Page Spectacular - 2,988
05/2011: Angel Yearbook - 8,111

$7.99 oneshot featuring the final new Angel tales published by IDW.

181. Incorruptible (Boom) 
05/2010: Incorruptible #6 - 11,517
======
06/2010: Incorruptible #7 - 11,091 (-3.7%)
07/2010: Incorruptible #8 - 10,947 (-1.3%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Incorruptible #9 - 10,646 (-2.7%)
10/2010: Incorruptible #10 - 10,314 (-3.1%)
10/2010: Incorruptible #11 - 9,844 (-4.6%)
11/2010: Incorruptible #12 - 9,403 (-4.5%)
12/2010: Incorruptible #13 - 8,701 (-7.5%)
01/2011: Incorruptible #14 - 8,512 (-2.2%)
02/2011: Incorruptible #15 - 8,252 (-3.1%)
03/2011: Incorruptible #16 - 8,108 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Incorruptible #17 - 8,257 (+1.8%)
05/2011: Incorruptible #18 - 8,044 (-2.6%)
                6 month (-14.5%)
                1 year (-30.2%)

Standard drop.

182. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)
05/2006: Sonic #162 - 7,625
05/2007: Sonic #175 - 7,171
05/2008: Sonic #188 - 7,100
05/2009: Sonic #200 - 8,953
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Sonic #213 - 7,893 (-1.0%)
06/2010: Sonic #214 - 7,936 (+0.5%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Sonic #215 - 6,494 (-18.2%)
08/2010: Sonic #216 - 7,976 (+22.8%)
09/2010: Sonic #217 - 8,061 (+1.1%)
10/2010: Sonic #218 - 7,889 (-2.1%)
11/2010: Sonic #219 - 7,770 (-1.5%)
12/2010: Sonic #220 - 7,618 (-2.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Sonic #221 - 7,592 (-0.3%)
03/2011: Sonic #222 - 7,781 (+2.5%)
03/2011: Sonic #223 - 7,719 (-0.8%)
04/2011: -
04/2011: Sonic #224 - 8,023 (+3.9%)
                        6 month (+3.6%)
			1 year (n.a.)
                        2 year (-10.4%)
                        3 year (+13.0%)
                        4 year (+11.9%)
                        5 year (+5.2%)

The return of Dr. Robotnic/Eggman (or an alternative universe robot version of him) seems to be the reason for the increase. Apparently some sort of soft reboot is happening starting issue #226.

185. Magnus Robot Fighter (Dark Horse) 
08/2010: Magnus Robot Fighter #1 - 17,729
09/2010: -
10/2010: Magnus Robot Fighter #2 - 11,168 (-37.0%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Magnus Robot Fighter #3 - 8,890 (-20.4%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Magnus Robot Fighter #4 - 7,795 (-12.3%)

Another big drop for the one of two Gold Key titles to make it out this month. None of them have been solicited past the opening arc.

However, Dark Horse are still releasing the Gold Key archive editions, with volume 1 of Dagar the Invincible set for September.

186. Spike (IDW) 
06/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #1 - 12,057
07/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #2 - 10,145 (-15.9%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #3 - 9,060 (-12.8%)
09/2010: Spike The Devil You Know #4 - 8,593 (-5.2%)
10/2010: Spike #1 - 12,044 (+40.2%)
11/2010: Spike #2 - 9,262 (-23.1%)
12/2010: Spike #3 - 8,611 ( -7.0%)
01/2010: Spike #4 - 8,135 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Spike #5 - 7,992 (-1.8%)
03/2011: Spike #6 - 7,750 (-3.0%)
04/2011: Spike #7 - 7,836 (+1.1%)
05/2011: Spike #8 - 7,652 (-2.3%)
                        6 month (-17.4%)

Final issue.

187. Axe Cop (Dark Horse)
03/2011: Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1 - 8,897
04/2011: Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #2 - 7,783 (-12.5%)
05/2011: Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #3 - 7,547(-3.0%)

Three issue spinoff miniseries of the webcomic written by a six year old.

188. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW) 
05/2010: Doctor Who #11 - 6,743
=====
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%)
08/2010: Doctor Who #14 - 6,492 (+11.4%)
09/2010: Doctor Who #15 - 6,620 (+2.0%)
10/2010: Doctor Who #16 - 6,198 (-6.4%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: Doctor Who #1 - 8,843 (+42.7%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Doctor Who #2 - 7,461 (-15.6%)
03/2011: Doctor Who #3 - 7,523 (+0.8%)
04/2011: Doctor Who #4 - 7,477 (-0.6%)
05/2011: Doctor Who #5 - 7,498 (+0.3%)
                        6 month (n.a.)
                        1 year (+11.2%)

Stable.

189. Planet of the Apes (Boom!)
04/2011: Planet of the Apes #1 - 9,333
05/2011: Planet of the Apes #2 - 7,369 (-21.0%)

Average second issue drop.

190. Transformers Heart of Darkness (IDW)
03/2011: Heart of Darkness #1 - 8,309
04/2011: Heart of Darkness #2 - 7,426 (-10.6%)
05/2011: Heart of Darkness #3 - 7,356 (-0.9%)

Stable.

191. Queen Sonja (Dynamite) 
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Queen Sonja #7 - 9,879 (+0.8%)
07/2010: Queen Sonja #8 - 9,438 (-4.5%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Queen Sonja #9 - 9,176 (-2.7)
09/2010: Queen Sonja #10 - 8,975 (-2.2%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Queen Sonja #11 - 8,502 (-5.3%)
12/2010: Queen Sonja #12 - 8,231 (-3.2%)
01/2011: Queen Sonja #13 - 7,889 (-4.2%)
02/2011: Queen Sonja #14 - 7,636 (-3.2%)
03/2011: Queen Sonja #15 - 7,539 (-1.3%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Queen Sonja #16 - 7,287 (-3.3%)
                        6 Month (-14.3%)
                        1 year (n.a.)

Standard drop.

192. Ducktales (Boom!)
05/2011: Ducktales #1 - 7,208

A good launch for Boom’s newest Disney title. All of their classic series seem to be ending in June.

194. Death of Zorro (Dynamite)
03/2011: Death of Zorro #1 - 9,220
04/2011: Death of Zorro #2 - 7,309 (-20.7%)
05/2011: Death of Zorro #3 - 7,187 (-1.7%)

This is also a crossover with the Lone Ranger. Leveling out nicely.

196. Lone Ranger (Dynamite) 
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Lone Ranger #22 - 7,786 (-2.2%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Lone Ranger #23 - 7,381(-5.2%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: Lone Ranger #24 - 7,082 (-4.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Lone Ranger #25 - 7,094 (+0.2%)

Eeek, what a huge gap. At least it’s stable. Final issue.

197. Breed III (Image)
05/2011: Breed III #1 - 7,087

The last issue of Breed II came out in April 1995. What’s the next ’90s revival?

198. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland (Zenescope) 
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Neverland #3 - 9,006 (+13.1%)
07/2010: Neverland #4 - 8,793 (-2.4%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Neverland #5 - 7,753 (-11.8%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Neverland #6- 7,443 (-4.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Neverland #7 - 6,970 (-6.4%)
03/2011: - 
04/2011: -
05/2011: Tales from Neverland #1 - 7,058 (+1.3%)

Compared to the last series this is not a good number for the new issue one.

200. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)
05/2006: Simpsons Comics #118 - 10,700
05/2007: Simpsons Comics #130 - 9,478
05/2008: Simpsons Comics #142 - 9,045
05/2009: Simpsons Comics #154 - 7,546
05/2010: Simpsons Comics #166 - 7,161
=====
06/2010: Simpsons Comics #167 - 7,477 (+4.4%)
07/2010: Simpsons Comics #168 - 7,569 (+1.2%)
08/2010: Simpsons Comics #169 - 7,396 (-2.3%)
09/2010: Simpsons Comics #170 - 7,320 (-1.0%)
10/2010: Simpsons Comics #171 - 7,429 (+1.5%)
11/2010: Simpsons Comics #172 - 7,429 (0.0%)
12/2010: Simpsons Comics #173 - 7,065 (-4.9%)
01/2011: Simpsons Comics #174 - 6,776 (-4.1%)
02/2011: Simpsons Comics #175 - 6,896 (+1.8%)
03/2011: Simpsons Comics #176 - 6,874 (-0.3%)
04/2011: Simpsons Comics #177 - 6,837 (-0.5%)
05/2011: Simpsons Comics #178 - 6,991 (+2.2%)
                        6 month (-5.9%)
                        1 year (-2.4%)
                        2 year (-7.4%)
                        3 year (-22.7%)
                        4 year (-26.2%)
                        5 year (-34.7%)

Sales on this one don’t matter since other avenues (newstands, foreign reprints, etc.) pay for the series.

201. 100 Penny Press Editions (IDW) 
01/2011: Zombies vs Robots - 4,820
01/2011: Angel After the Fall #1 – 3,880
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #1 - 4,247
02/2011: Kill Shakespeare #2 – 2,860
03/2011: GI Joe: A Real American Hero #1 - 5,082
03/2011: Ghostbusters: Displaced Agression - ????
04/2011: GI Joe Cobra #1 - 3,025
04/2011: Star Trek Countdown #1 - 2,952
05/2011: Rocketeer #1 - 6,975
05/2011: 30 Days of Night #1 - 4,459

One dollar issues. The Rocketeer reprint is by far the best selling one of these IDW has released.

204. Hack Slash / Eva (Dynamite)
05/2011: Monsters Ball #1 - 6,893

Four issue miniseries.

206. Suicide Girls (IDW)
04/2011: Suicide Girls #1 - 10,613
05/2011: Suicide Girls #2 - 6,851 (-35.4%)

Based on the alt-porn website which I’m not going to link. You can find it yourself. That’s not a great second issue drop. I guess retailers thought the first issue would only sell on curiousity.

207. Sonic Universe (Archie)
05/2009: Sonic Universe #4 - 6,687
05/2010: Sonic Universe #16 - 6,406
=====
05/2010: Sonic Universe #16 - 6,406 (-1.3%)
06/2010: Sonic Universe #17 - 6,717 (+4.9%)
07/2010: Sonic Universe #18 - 6,843 (+1.9%)
08/2010: Sonic Universe #19 - 6,814 (-0.4%)
09/2010: Sonic Universe #20 - 6,747 (-1.0%)
10/2010: Sonic Universe #21 - 6,843 (+1.4%)
11/2010: Sonic Universe #22 - 6,641 (-3.0%)
12/2010: Sonic Universe #23 - 6,480 (-2.4%)
01/2011: Sonic Universe #24 - 6,228 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Sonic Universe #25 - 6,464 (+3.8%)
03/2011: Sonic Universe #26 - 6,571 (+1.7%)
04/2011: Sonic Universe #27 - 6,636 (+1.0%)
05/2011: Sonic Universe #28 - 6,722 (+1.3%)
                                6 month (+1.2%)
                                1 year (+4.9%)
                                2 year (+0.5%)

This story about Silver the Hedgehog (who’s from a post-apocalyptic future) has proved popular.

208.Carbon Grey (Image)
03/2011: Carbon Grey #1 - 7,973
04/2011: Carbon Grey #2 - 6,584 (-17.4%)
05/2011: Carbon Grey #3 - 6,717 (+2.0%)

Three issue miniseries. Though it was solicited as “arc one”, so there might be more depending on how well this sells. Tthe increase for the last issue is a positive sign.

210. Butcher Baker Righteous Maker (Image)
03/2011: Butcher Baker #1 - 7,637
04/2011: Butcher Baker #2 - 5,098 (-33.2%)
05/2011: Butcher Baker #3 - 6,397 (+25.5%)

Superhero comic by Joe Casey and Mike Huddleston. Issue one sold out and was reprinted, though didn’t chart. The increase for this issue is a really good sign.

211. Magdalena (Image) 
04/2010: Magdalena #1 - 10,648
05/2010: -
06/2010: Magdalena #2 - 8,327 (-21.8%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Magdalena #3 - 7,538 (-9.5%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Magdalena #4 - 7,171 (-4.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Magdalena #5 - 6,538 (-8.8%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Magdalena #6 - 6,325 (-3.3%)

It seems Top Cow are attempting to get this book back on track as a monthly.

212. Gladstone's School for World Conquerors (Image)
05/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #1 - 6,214

New series for kids.

213. Futurama Comics (Bongo) 
05/2006: Futurama Comics #25 - 8,413
05/2007: Futurama Comics #31 - 7,604
05/2008: Futurama Comics #37 - 7,487
05/2009: Futurama Comics #43 - 6,354
05/2010: Futurama Comics #49 - 6,071
=====
06/2010: -
07/2010: Futurama Comics #50 - 6,315 (+4.0%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Futurama Comics #51 - 6,224 (-1.4%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Futurama Comics #52 - 6,390 (+2.7%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Futurama Comics #53 - 6,098 (-4.6%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Futurama Comics #54 - 6,228 (+2.1%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Futurama Comics #55 - 6,177 (-0.8%)
                        6 month (-3.3%)
                        1 year (+1.7%)
                        2 year (-2.8%)
                        3 year (-17.5%)
                        4 year (-18.8%)
                        5 year (-26.6%)

Stable. See Simpsons above.

214. Total Recall (Dynamite)
05/2011: Total Recall #1 - 6,059

Four issue miniseries based on the movie.

215. Red Sonja Revenge of the Gods (Dynamite)
03/2011: Revenge of the Gods #1 - 7,215
04/2011: Revenge of the Gods #2 - 6,322 (-12.4%)
05/2011: Revenge of the Gods #3 - 6,053 (-4.3%)

Five issue miniseries that’s leveling out.

216. Doctor Who Fairytale Life (IDW)
04/2011: Fairytale Life #1 - 6,778
05/2011: Fairytale Life #2 - 6,018 (-11.2%)

Four issue miniseries.

217. Solomon Kane
04/2011: Red Shadows #1 - 6,647
05/2011: Red Shadows #2 - 5,985 (-10.0%)

The last miniseries ended in June last year with sales of 6,663.

218. Nonplayer (Image)
04/2011: Nonplayer #1 - 8,869 (14,825)
05/2011: -

No new issue this month, but there were reorders of 5,956, a very good sign.

219. Charmed (Zenescope) 
07/2010: Charmed #1 - 12,061
08/2010: -
09/2010: Charmed #2 - 8,464 (-29.8%)
10/2010: Charmed #3 - 7,524 (-11.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Charmed #4 – 7,253 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Charmed #5 - 7,196 (-0.8%)
02/2011: Charmed #6 - 7,014 (-2.5%)
03/2011: Charmed #7 - 6,160 (-12.2%)
03/2011: Charmed #8 - 6,046 (-1.9%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Charmed #9 - 5,883 (-2.7%)
			6 month (n.a.)

Standard drop.

221. Darkwing Duck (Boom!) 
06/2010: Darkwing Duck #1 - 6,300
07/2010: Darwking Duck #2 - 5,396 (-14.3%)
08/2010: Darkwing Duck #3 - 6,355 (+17.7%)
09/2010: Darkwing Duck #4 - 6,658 (+4.8%)
10/2010: Darkwing Duck #5 - 6,527 (-2.0%)
11/2010: Darkwing Duck #6 - 6,565 (+0.6%)
12/2010: Darkwing Duck #7 - 6,330 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Darkwing Duck #8 - 6,020 (-4.9%)
02/2011: Darkwing Duck #9 - 5,813 (-3.4%)
03/2011: Darkwing Duck #10 - 5,822 (+0.2%)
03/2011: Darkwing Duck Annual #1 - 5,444 (-6.5%)
04/2011: Darkwing Duck #11 - 5,897 (+8.3%)
05/2011: Darkwing Duck #12 - 5,815 (-1.4%)
                6 month (-11.4%)

Stable.

222. Science Dog (Image)
08/2010: Science Dog Special #1 - 6,436
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Science Dog Special #2 - 5,805 (-9.8%)

Reprints the backups from Invincible.

223. Moriarty (Image)
05/2011: Moriarty #1 - 5,768

Sherlock Holmes spin off.

224. Blue Estate (Image)
04/2011: Blue Estate #1 - 5,926
05/2011: Blue Estate #2 - 5,694 (-3.9%)

That’s a super good drop, and reflects the fact that issue one was reprinted.

225. Transformers Rising Storm (IDW)
02/2011: Rising Storm #1 – 6,911
03/2011: Rising Storm #2 - 6,184 (-10.5%)
04/2011: Rising Storm #3 - 6,050 (-2.2%)
05/2011: Rising Storm #4 - 5,645 (-6.7%)

Movie prequel.

226. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun (IDW)
01/2011: Dark Sun #1 – 8,497
02/2011: Dark Sun #2 - 6,137 (-27.8%)
03/2011: Dark Sun #3 - 6,172 (-0.6%)
04/2011: Dark Sun #4 - 5,717 (-7.4%)
05/2011: Dark Sun #5 - 5,633 (-1.5%)

Final issue.

227. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)
10/2010: Night of the Living Dead #1 - 7,246
11/2010: -
12/2010: Night of the Living Dead #2 - 5,565 (-23.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Night of the Living Dead #3 - 5,741 (+3.2%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Night of the Living Dead #4 - 5,879 (+2.4%)
05/2011: Night of the Living Dead #5 - 5,595 (-4.8%)

Standard drop.

228. 68 (Sixty Eight) (Image)
04/2011: 68 #1 - 6,149
05/2011: 68 #2 - 5,553 (-9.7%)

Good second issue drop.

229. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)
03/2011: Death Valley #1 - 5,800
04/2011: -
05/2011: Death Valley #2 - 5,476 (-5.6%)

Five issue miniseries.

230. Brimstone (Zenescope)
05/2011: Brimstone #1 - 5,404

New western series. Cowboys are the new zombies.

231. Transformers 3 Movie Prequel (IDW)
02/2011: Foundation #1 – 6,985
03/2011: Foundation #2 - 5,972 (-14.5%)
04/2011: Foundation #3 - 5,863 (-1.8%)
05/2011: Foundation #4 - 5,372 (-8.4%)

Movie Prequel.

232. Red Spike (Image)
05/2011: Red Spike #1 - 5,259

One dollar issue, doesn’t seem to have had any effect.

234. Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero (Boom!) 
10/2010: Soldier Zero #1 - 19,593
11/2010: Soldier Zero #2 - 11,180 (-42.9%)
12/2010: Soldier Zero #3 - 9,447 (-15.5%)
01/2011: Soldier Zero #4 - 7,492 (-20.7%)
02/2011: Solider Zero #5 - 6,612 (-11.7%)
03/2011: Soldier Zero #6 - 6,076 (-8.1%)
04/2011: Soldier Zero #7 - 5,706 (-6.1%)
05/2011: Soldier Zero #8 - 5,211 (-8.7%)
			6 month (-53.4%)
236. Stan Lee’s Traveler (Boom!)
11/2010: Traveler #1 - 15,450
12/2010: Traveler #2 - 9,221 (-40.3%)
01/2011: Traveler #3 - 7,300 (-20.8%)
02/2011: Traveler #4 - 6,419 (-12.1%)
03/2011: Traveler #5 - 5,783 (-9.9%)
04/2011: Traveler #6 - 5,559 (-3.9%)
05/2011: Traveler #7 - 5,093 (-8.4%)
			6 month (-67.0%)
242. Stan Lee’s Starborn (Boom!)
12/2010: Starborn #1 - 11,764
01/2011: Starborn #2 - 7,188 (-38.9%)
02/2011: Starborn #3 - 6,085 (-15.3%)
03/2011: Starborn #4 - 5,527 (-9.2%)
04/2011: Starborn #5 - 5,182 (-6.2%)
05/2011: Starborn #6 - 4,835 (-6.7%)

Taking these slightly out of order. All still ongoing as of August, but the drops have yet to start leveling out.

238. Darkness: Four Horsemen (Image) 
08/2010: Four Horsemen #1 - 6,447
09/2010: Four Horsemen #2 - 5,483 (-15.0%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: Four Horsemen #3 - 5,290 (-3.5%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Four Horsemen #4 - 4,937 (-6.7%)

Four issue miniseries. I don’t see why this wasn’t just released as a storyline in the Darkness comic. It would have sold more, and they probably could have shipped it more regularly.

243. Green Hornet Aftermath (Dynamite)
04/2011: Aftermath #1 - 6,129
05/2011: Aftermath #2 - 4,804 (-21.6%)

Follow up to the movie.

244. Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)
05/2007: Usagi Yojimbo #103 - 5,993
05/2008: Usagi Yojimbo #112 - 5,500
05/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #120 - 5,160
05/2010: -
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06/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #129 - 4,863 (+0.2%)
07/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #130 - 4,848 (-0.3%)
08/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #131 - 3,583 (-26.1%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #132 - 4,716 (+31.6%)
11/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #133 - 4,681 (-0.7%)
12/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #134 - 4,699 (+0.4%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #135 - 4,683 (-0.3%)
04/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #136 - 5,137 (+9.7%)
05/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #137 - 4,803 (-6.5%)
                6 month (+2.6%)
                1 year (n.a.)
                2 year (-6.9%)
                3 year (-12.7%)
                4 year (-19.9%)

Drops after last issue’s variant cover.

245. Sherlock Holmes Year One (Dynamite)
02/2011: Sherlock Holmes #1 - 6,726
03/2011: Sherlock Holmes #2 - 5,561 (-17.3%)
03/2011: Sherlock Holmes #3 - 4,873 (-12.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Sherlock Holmes #4 - 4,712 (-3.3%)

Standard drop.

246, 248, 249, 251. Walking Dead Weekly (Image) 
01/2011: Walking Dead #1 - 8,858
01/2011: Walking Dead #2 - 8,306 (-6.2%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #3 - 7,798 (-6.1%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #4 - 7,704 (-1.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #5 - 7,105 (-7.8%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #6 - 6,728 (-5.3%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #7 - 6,516 (-3.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #8 - 6,393 (-1.9%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #9 - 5,773 (-9.7%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #10 -5,614 (-2.8%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #11 - 5,325 (-5.2%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #12 - 5,359 (+0.6%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #13 - 5,261 (-1.8%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #14 - 5,003 (-4.9%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #15 - 4,922 (-1.6%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #16 - 4,956 (+0.7%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #17 - 4,884 (-1.5%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #18 - 4,708 (-3.6%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #19 - 4,619 (-1.9%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #20 - 4,547 (-1.6%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #21 - 4,507 (-0.9%)

Remarkably stable.

247. Richie Rich (Ape)
05/2011: Richie Rich #1 - 4,679

Relaunch of the Harvey Comics character.

253. Simpsons Summer Shindig (Bongo)

05/2008: Simpsons Summer Shindig #2 - 5,989
05/2009: -
05/2010: Simpsons Summer Shindig #4 - 4,695
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05/2011: Simpsons Summer Shindig #5 - 4,438
				1 year (-5.5%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-25.9%)

See above Bongo comics.

255. Green Wake #1 (Image)
04/2011: Green Wake #1 - 4,209
05/2011: Green Wake #2 - 4,384 (+4.2%)

Sales on this five issue miniseries go up with the second issue. The first issue sold out and was reprinted.

256. Mighty Samson (Dark Horse)
12/2010: Mighty Samson #1 - 7,814
01/2011: -
02/2011: Mighty Samson #2 - 4,914 (-37.1%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Mighty Samson #3 - 4,359 (-11.3%)

Still falling. See Magnus above.

257. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Boom!) 
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #11 - ???? (???)
06/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #12 - 5,865 (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #13 - 5,754 (-1.9%)
09/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #14 - 5,307 (-7.8%)
09/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #15 - 5,077 (-4.3%)
10/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #16 - 5,171 (+1.9%)
11/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #17 - 4,969 (-3.9%)
12/2010: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #18 - 4,676 (-5.9%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #19 - 4,526 (-3.2%)
03/2011: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #20 - ???? (???)
03/2011: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #21 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #22 - 4,323 (???)
			6 months (-13.0%)
			1 year (n.a.)

Ending at issue 24.

258 Tattered Man (Image)
05/2011: Tattered Man Oneshot - 4,313

$4.99 oneshot by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

259. Kato Origins (Dynamite) 
05/2010: -
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06/2010: Origins Way of the Ninja #2 - 10,668 (-19.0%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Origins Way of the Ninja #3 - 8,689 (-18.5%)
09/2010: Origins Way of the Ninja #4 - 7,114 (-18.1%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Origins Way of the Ninja #5 - 6,826 (-4.0%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Origins Way of the Ninja #6 - 5,678 (-16.8%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Origins Way of the Ninja #7 - 5,304 (-6.6%)
04/2011: Origins #8 - 4,226 (-20.3%)
05/2011: Origins #9 - 4,311 (+2.0%)

Apparently issue six was a stand alone, and seven started a new storyarc, neither of which were called “Way of the Ninja”, but ICV2 still called them that. Issue eleven is supposed to be the last one.

Sales go up! I don’t know why, it could be that sales of the last issue were actually split over two months.

260. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time (Dynamite)
05/2010: Eye of the World #2 - 5,694
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06/2010: Eye of the World #3 - 5,701 (+0.1%)
07/2010: -
08/2010: Eye of the World #4 - 5,605 (-1.7%)
09/2010: Eye of the World #5 - 5,363 (-4.3%)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Eye of the World #6 - 5,311 (-1.0%)
12/2010: Eye of the World #7 - 4,680 (-11.9%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Eye of the World #8 - 4,499 (-3.9%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Eye of the World #9 - 4,469 (-0.7%)
05/2011: Eye of the World #10 - 4,276 (-4.3%)

Novel adaptation.

261, 280. Dollar issues (Boom!)
05/2011: Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #1 - 4,226
05/2011: Irredeemable Incorruptible #1 - 3,572

$1 issues.

263. Netherworld (Image)
05/2011: Netherworld #1 - 4,150

Five issue miniseries.

266. Farscape (Boom!)
05/2010: Farscape #7 - 5,275
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06/2010: Farscape #8 - 4,983 (-5.5%)
07/2010: Farscape #9 - 4,967 (-0.3%)
08/2010: Farscape #10 - 4,739 (-4.6%)
09/2010: Farscape #11 - 4,702 (-0.8%)
10/2010: Farscape #12 – 4,355 (-7.4%)
11/2010: Farscape #13 - 4,262 (-2.1%)
12/2010: Farscape #14 - 4,143 (-2.8%)
01/2011: Farscape #15 - 3,956 (-4.5%)
02/2011: Farscape #16 - 4,003 (+1.2%)
03/2011: Farscape #17 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Farscape #18 - 4,070 (???)
05/2011: Farscape #19 - 4,012 (-1.4%)
			6 month (-5.9%)
			1 year (-23.9%)

Based on the TV show.

269. Drums (Image)
05/2011: Drums #1 - 3,928

Four issue miniseries about voodoo.

270. Undying Love (Image)
04/2011: Undying Love #1 - ???? 
05/2011: Undying Love #2 - 3,912 (???)

First issue sold out and was reprinted.

271. Last Mortal (Image)

05/2011; Last Mortal #1 - 3,805

Four issue miniseries. Are Image putting out more new series recently?

274. Skullkickers (Image) 
09/2010: Skullkickers #1 - 5,448 [9,811]
10/2010: Skullkickers #2 - 5,826 (-40.6%)
11/2010: Skullkickers #3 - 5,008 (-14.0%)
12/2010: Skullkickers #4 - 4,614 (-7.9%)
01/2011: Skullkickers #5 - 4,009 (-13.1%)
02/2011: Skullkickers #6 - 3,731 (-6.9%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Skullkickers #7 - 3,702 (-0.8%)
				6 months (--26.1%)

The start of the second storyarc. Stable.

275. Zombies vs Robots (IDW)
05/2010: ZVR: Aventure #4 - 3,152
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06/2010: -
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: Undercity #1 - 4,605 (+46.1%)
05/2011: Undercity #2 - 3,667 (-20.4%)
1 year (+16.3%)

This is the followup to Infestation, it doesn’t look like it’s really benefitted from that.

276. Atomic Robo (Red 5)
05/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #1 - 4,234
05/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #3 - 3,840
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06/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #4 - ???? (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: Deadly Art of Science #1 - 4,358 (???)
12/2010: Deadly Art of Science #2 - 3,880 (-11.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #3 - 3,791 (-2.3%)
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #4 - 3,653 (-3.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Deadly Art of Science #5 - 3,666 (+0.4%)
                        6 month (-15.9%)
                        1 year (-4.5%)
                        2 year (-13.4%)

Stable.

279. Archie (Archie)
05/2009: Archie #597 - 2,563
05/2010: Archie #609 - 4,848
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06/2010: Archie #610 - 5,180 (+6.8%)
07/2010: Archie #611 - 4,796 (-7.4%)
08/2010: Archie #612 - 4,530 (-5.5%)
09/2010: Archie #613 - ???? (???)
10/2010: Archie #614 - 4,072 (???)
11/2010: Archie #615 - 3,944 (-3.1%)
12/2010: Archie #616 - 10,885 [12,251] (+210.6%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Archie #617 - 11,358 (-7.3%)
03/2011: Archie #618 - ???? (???)
03/2011: Archie #619 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Archie #620 - 3,644 (???)
05/2011: Archie #621 - 3,588 (-1.5%)
			6 month (-9.0%)
			1 year (-26.0%)
			2 year (+40.0%)

Sales through newstands probably make the direct market an afterthought.

281. Amory Wars (Boom) 
05/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #1 - 6,909
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06/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #2 - 5,178 (-25.1%)
07/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #3 - 4,958 (-4.2%)
08/2010: -
09/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #4 - 4,787 (-3.4%)
10/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #5 - 4,335 (-9.4%)
11/2010: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #6 - 4,051 (-6.6%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #7 - 3,911 (-3.5%)
02/2011: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #8 - 3,702 (-5.3%)
03/2011: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #9 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #10 - 3,515 (???)
05/2011: Keeping Secrets of Earth 3 #11 - 3,509 (-0.2%)
                6 months (-13.4%)
		1 year (-49.2%)

Stable. Comic by the lead singer from Coheed and Cambria. Ending at issue 12.

282. Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (Boom!)
12/2010: Chip N Dale #1 - 5,387
01/2011: Chip N Dale #2 - 4,143 (-23.1%)
02/2011: Chip N Dale #3 - 3,834 (-7.5%)
03/2011: Chip N Dale #4 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Chip N Dale #5 - 3,577 (???)
05/2011: Chip N Dale #6 - 3,509 (-1.9%)

Stable.

283. Uncle Scrooge (Boom!)
05/2010: Uncle Scrooge #391 - 3,677
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06/2010: Uncle Scrooge #392 - ???? (???)
07/2010: Uncle Scrooge #393 - 3,715 (???)
08/2010: Uncle Scrooge #394 - 3,610 (-2.8%)
09/2010: Uncle Scrooge #395 – ???? (???)
10/2010: Uncle Scrooge #396 – 3,636 (???)
11/2010: Uncle Scrooge #397 - 3,468 (-4.6%)
12/2010: Uncle Scrooge #398 - ???? (???)
01/2011: Uncle Scrooge #399 - 3,388 (???)
02/2011: Uncle Scrooge #400 - 4,333 (+27.9%)
03/2011: Uncle Scrooge #401 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Uncle Scrooge #402 - 3,515 (???)
05/2011: Uncle Scrooge #403 - 3,474 (-1.2%)
                          6 months (+0.2)
                          1 year (-5.5%)

Looks like the last Boom! issue will be June’s #404, as all their classic Disney series are missing from the July solicitations (though they will still be releasing comics based on newer characters and collections of older material).

284. Mice Templar (Image)
05/2010: -
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06/2010: Destiny #9 - ???? (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Vol 3 #1 - 4,397 (????) (???)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Vol 3 #2 - 3,781 (-14.0%)
03/2011: Vol 3 #3 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Vol 3 #4 - 3,442 (???)
                                6 months (n.a.)
                                1 year (n.a.)

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

285. Fame Glee (Bluewater)

05/2011: Fame Glee GN - 3,424

Why is this on this list? It even says GN in the title! It’s $7.99.

286. Route Des Maisons Rouges (GG Studio)
08/2011: Route Des Maisons Rouges #1 - ????
09/2011: -
10/2011: -
11/2010: Route Des Maisons Rouges #2 - 2,947 (???)
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Route Des Maisons Rouges #3 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Route Des Maisons Rouges #4 - 3,398 (???)

Started as a four issue mini, but seems to have been extended to six issues as sales have steadily gone up.

Issue one sold less than 2,646 copies in August.

287. Kung Fu Panda (Ape)
05/2011: Kung Fu Panda #1 - 3,345

Based on the movies.

288. Wolfskin (Avatar) 
05/2010: Hundredth Dream #2 - 4,788
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06/2010: -
07/2010: Hundredth Dream #3 - 4,251 (-11.2%)
08/2010: Hundredth Dream #4 - 4,728 (+11.2%)
09/2010: -
10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Hundredth Dream #5 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Hundredth Dream #6 - 3,301 (???)
			6 month (n.a.)
			1 year (-31.1%)

A late Warren Ellis comic? I don’t believe it! (Though this time it seems it wasn’t his fault.)

290. Elephantmen (Image)
05/2007: Elephantmen #9 - 6,266
05/2008: -
05/2009: Elephantmen #19 - 3,942
05/2010: -
=====
06/2010: Elephantmen #26 - ???? (???)
07/2010: -
08/2010: -
09/2010: Elephantmen #27 - ???? (???)
10/2010: -
11/2010: Elephantmen #28 - 2,864 (???)
12/2010: Elephantmen #29 - ???? (???)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Elephantmen #30 - ???? (???)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Elephantmen #31 - 3,294
				6 month (13.1)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-27.3%)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-54.3%)

Sales are up over the last issue we had numbers for.

292. Fallen Angel  (IDW) 
05/2006: Fallen Angel #5 - 9,155
05/2007: Fallen Angel #16 - 6,618
05/2008: -
05/2009: -
05/2010: -
====
01/2011: Return of the Son #1 - 4,390
02/2011: Return of the Son #2 - 3,616 (-17.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Return of the Son #3 - 3,333 (-7.8%)
05/2011: Return of the Son #4 - 3,164 (-5.1%)
	
			4 year (-52.2%)
			5 year (-65.4%)

Not much interest here.

295. 28 Days Later (Boom!)
05/2010: 28 Days Later #10 - 4,623
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06/2010: 28 Days Later #11 - 4,625 (+0.0%)
06/2010: 28 Days Later #12 - ???? (???)
07/2010: 28 Days Later #13 - 4,163 (???)
08/2010: -
09/2010: 28 Days Later #14 - ???? (???)
10/2010: 28 Days Later #15 - 3,899 (???)
11/2010: 28 Days Later #16 - 3,654 (-6.3%)
11/2010: 28 Days Later #17 - 3,486 (-4.6%)
12/2010: 28 Days Later #18 - ???? (???)
01/2011: 28 Days Later #19 - 3,233 (???)
02/2011: 28 Days Later #20 - 3,163 (-2.2%)
03/2011: 28 Days Later #21 - ???? (???)
04/2011: 28 Days Later #22 - 3,056 (???)
05/2011: 28 Days Later #23 - 3,050 (-0.2%)
			6 month (-16.5%)
			1 year (-34.0%)

Stable. Ending at issue 24.

296. Shonen Jump (Viz)

05/2006: Shonen Jump July 2006 #43 - 4,473
05/2007: Shonen Jump June 2007 #54 - 4,367
05/2008: Shonen Jump June 2008 - 4,024
05/2009: Shonen Jump June 2009 - 3,060
05/2010: Shonen Jump June 2010 - ????
=====
06/2010: Shonen Jump July 2010 - ???? (???)
07/2010: Shonen Jump August 2010 - ???? (???)
08/2010: Shonen Jump September 2010 - 2,742 (???)
09/2010: Shonen Jump October 2010 - ???? (???)
10/2010: Shonen Jump November 2010 - 6,810 (???)
11/2010: Shonen Jump December 2010 - 2,863 (-58.0%)
12/2010: Shonen Jump January 2011 - ???? (???)
01/2011: Shonen Jump February 2011 - 2,809 (???)
02/2011: Shonen Jump March 2011 - 4,148 (+47.7%)
03/2011: Shonen Jump April 2011 #100 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Shonen Jump May 2011 - ???? (???)
05/2011: Shonen Jump June July - 3,034 (???)

$4.99 anthology that in 2008 had a circulation of over 200,000 copies a month including subscriptions and newsstands, and is presumably similarly high now. Sales to the direct market are negligible and erratic.

It seems no issue shipped in June, which explains why this is a double issue. (Though the next issue is apparently called the July issue).

297. Strange Case of Mr Hyde (Dark Horse)
04/2011: Strange Case of Mr Hyde #1 - 3,605
05/2011: Strange Case of Mr Hyde #2 - 3,010 (-16.5%)

Also featuring Jack the Ripper.

299. Donald Duck (Boom!)
05/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #354 - 3,074 
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06/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #355 - ???? (???)
07/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #356 - ???? (???)
08/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #357 - 3,055 (???)
09/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #358 - ???? (???)
10/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #359 - ???? (???)
11/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #360 - ???? (???)
12/2011: -
01/2011: Donald Duck and Friends #361 - 2,559
02/2011: Donald Duck #363 - 3,265 (+27.6%)
03/2011: Donald Duck #364 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Donald Duck #365 - 2,798 (???)
05/2011: Donald Duck #366 - 2,919 (+4.3%)
                                1 year (-5.0%)

Seems to be ending at issue 367 in June.

300. Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword (Dark Horse) 
01/2011: Savage Sword #1 - 1,720
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Savage Sword #2 - 2,913 (+69.4%)

$7.99 quarterly anthology that mixes new content with reprints. Sales go up a lot, so it could be the first month sales were split over two months.

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Just a reminder, all numbers on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to direct market retailers. They include reorders that shipped in the same month. Books shipping in the first week of a month will have more time for reorders to appear than ones shipping in the last week of the month, when reorders will slip to the following month. These numbers don’t include sales through Diamond UK (I don’t know if they include sales to Europe/Asia/etc.). They are frequently low.

Matthew Murray (usually) reviews minicomics and zines (almost) every day at 365 Zines a Year.

Comments

  1. Drew Hart says:

    Excellent read as always, thanks for all three of these that are put together every month.

    I know Stormwatch was able to complete the bridge from publishing an issue a year ahead and then showing how they got there. That was my fave Wildstorm/Image book back in the day long before Warren Ellis got a hold of it. I don’t think Bloodstrike or Quantum and Woody made it, but that could just be my faulty memory. Hoping Chew makes it though.

    Great seeing Walking Dead’s numbers increase even more. It’s always the first thing I read and this most recent storyline has been incredible. Glad to see that others are coming on board or not being able to wait for the trade at least.

  2. After some research I found that Tarot #68 came with a deluxe lithograph. This might have boosted it?

  3. Micah says:

    Walking Dead #85 did have a variant. Great numbers regardless.

  4. Charles Knight says:

    I think the Boys is scheduled to finish at 60? (unless they can talk Ennis into carrying it on).

  5. “this issue doesn’t seem to have any alternative covers or gimmicks”

    Being a flipbook with the #0 issue for “Witch Doctor”, a (deservedly) hyped new series, doesn’t count as a “gimmick”? Or was this fact concealed from the retailers who ordered it?

  6. Drew: I didn’t realize Stormwatch had managed the feat. What issue was it? I was thinking primarily of Quantum and Woody.

    Chase: One version of the comic came with that, but I believe that was priced differently and counts as a separate item.

    Micah/Jason: I don’t see any mention of an alternative cover (or the inclusion of Witch Doctor) in the solicitation for The Walking Dead #85 ( You can find it here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31059).

    Brian Hibbs, of Comix Experience in San Francisco, notes that retailers were not informed that issue #86 of TWD would include a full issue of Elephantmen as a flip book (http://www.savagecritic.com/retailing/dont-fuck-with-the-pos-and-other-thoughts-on-629-by-hibbs/#more-8909).

    Charles: Garth Ennis has said (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/garth-ennis-the-boys-50-101111.html) that the Boys is set to run 72 issues, plus another six issue miniseries which I think starts this month.

  7. Solicitation info for Tarot 68 a
    TAROT, Witch of the Black Rose #68:
    “The Trickster God,” Part 3: “Twilight of the Heroes.”
    The Skeleton Man and Tarot’s mother are transported to a frozen harbor by Loki’s magick. There they face the mighty jaws and teeth of the Midgard Serpent, Jormungand. A tragic end is foreseen! Heroes die! A dark witch stands defiant in the face of a God.
    A terrible grieving begins.

    Essentially you have a story involving Norse Gods, so I imagine that had something to do with it (I know it is the reason I have been picking up this four issue arc even though I don’t normally read the series).

  8. Joe Gualtieri says:

    The flip book for #85 wasn’t in the original solictations but retailers were told about it by Diamond well before FOC, and I know we bumped our orders because of it.

  9. James says:

    Those are massive increases for Walking Dead #83 and #85 – Did about 7000 people decide they didn’t want to pick up #84 for some reason, but then come back again the next month? haha.. Little weird.

  10. The Stormwatch issue was #25, which I think was published after #9. It was pretty shocking as those things go–characters were dead, their space station HQ had crashed to Earth, and then it all came true.

  11. Shawn Kane says:

    I’m a fan of G.I. Joe: Real American Hero because Larry Hama created the franchise and the Marvel #1 was my first comic that I bought when I was a kid. The art has been my only issue with it.

  12. James says:

    Ddin’t know 28 Days Later was ending. I loved those 2 movies. Was it always meant to end at 24? – I was going to pick up the dollar issue – and I saw the first trade is only $10.

    Anyone got an opinion. Any good?

  13. James says:

    Maybe I should of read others comments before posting mine re@ Walking Dead. ;)

  14. In addition to the foreknowledge of the previously-mentioned flip book in WD #85, we upped our orders based on the fact that Vol. 14 covered through issue #84, which ended on a cliffhanger strong enough to possibly move people from TPs to issues.

  15. Thanks for the info guys!

  16. Drew Hart says:

    @Matthew – A trip to the ol’ back issue boxes reveals an ad from StormWatch #8 touting the “Images of Tomorrow” where they would be publishing StormWatch #25 fifteen months early. As I recall, there were a few things that had to be shoehorned in to #24 to make the pieces fit, but I really enjoyed that book back in the day.

    Rob Liefeld’s “Bloodstrike” also tried this but didn’t quite make it as the book ended it’s run at #22, just a few issues short of reaching the published #25. A Google search revealed that Rob Liefeld’s “Brigade” also tried it and also fell short only reaching issue #22. Not sure if there was a fourth book involved in the initiative.

    Of course, as mentioned Valiant’s “Quantum and Woody” also tried it, falling short at #21.

    Let’s hope “Chew” is more “StormWatch” than the others!

  17. Briareos says:

    Ugh I wish that Tarot comic would just go off and die. Doesn’t Ballent know that comics like his are making the industry a huge joke?

  18. Briareos says:

    Also Soldier Zero is ending at #12

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