Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2014: Image has top four new entries

By Chris Rice

MPH 01 Indie Month to Month Sales May 2014: Image has top four new entriesAnother decent month for Image, who have all of the top four new entries, including Warren Ellis’s return to creator-owned books. Elsewhere Valiant appear to be going through a radical shift in publishing model, and don’t look too healthy over-all. Stick around after the top 300, as there’s a bit of an extra this month.

149 indie titles charted in the top 300, slightly down on last month’s 151. Overall sales were up at 1,632,573, compared to last month’s 1,688,787 and the average sales this month are 10,957, down on last month’s 11,184. 16 titles went up in sales and 116 went down, with the rest made up of new entries and specials.

Image are number one again with an 8.86% dollar share and an 9.96% market share, IDW go up to second place with a 6.38% dollar share and 4.18% market share. Dark Horse have a 5.96% dollar share and a 5.50% market share, Dynamite have a 2.30% dollar share and 2.29% market share and Boom! have a 1.97 % dollar share and 1.84% market share.

UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

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

8. The Walking Dead (Image)

05/2009: The Walking Dead #61 - 23,902
05/2010: The Walking Dead #72 - 25,182 
05/2011: The Walking Dead #85 - 37,552
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 60,699
05/2013: The Walking Dead #110 - 76,455

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06/2013: The Walking Dead #111 - 74,857 (-2.1%)
07/2013: The Walking Dead #112 - 72,975 (-2.5%)
08/2013: The Walking Dead #113 - 70,273 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Walking Dead #114 - 70,440 (+0.2%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead #115 - 310,584 (329,127)(+340.9%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special - 40,572
10/2013: The Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Ed - 39,780
11/2013: The Walking Dead #116 - 69,913 (-77.5%)
11/2013: The Walking Dead #117 - 68,818 (-1.6%)
12/2013: The Walking Dead #118 - 68,020 (-1.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #119 - 65,151 (-4.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #120 - 65,286 (+0.2%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #121 - 65,244 (-0.1%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #122 - 64,810 (-0.6%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #123 - 64,460 (-0.5%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #124 - 64,659 (+0.3%)
04/2014: The Walking Dead #125 - 66,761 (+3.3%)
04/2014: The Walking Dead #126 - 67,853 (+1.6%)
05/2014: The Walking Dead #127 - 71,352 (+5.2%)

The bi-monthly All Out War is over, and the schedule returns to once a month with a nice little boost for the new arc.

21. Saga (Image)

05/2012: Saga #3 - 38,895
05/2014: -

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06-07/2013: -
08/2013: Saga #13 - 55,372 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Saga #14 - 55,585 (+0.4%)
10/2013: Saga #15 - 54,816 (-1.4%)
11/2013: Saga #16 - 54,593 (-0.4%)
12/2013: Saga #17 - 53,264 (-2.4%)
01/2014: Saga #18 - 53,139 (-0.4%)
02-04/2014: -
05/2014: Saga #19 - 55,422 (+4.3%)

Another new arc, new boost in sales. In fact sales return to within a couple hundred copies of the beginning of the last arc, which is very healthy. We really are tremendously lucky that Vaughan has returned to comics, aren’t we?

42. Serenity (Dark Horse)

01/2014: Leaves on the Wind #1 - 47,285 (54,392)
02/2014: Leaves on the Wind #2 - 38,630 (-18.3%)
03/2014: Leaves on the Wind #3 - 37,516 (-2.9%)
04/2014: Leaves on the Wind #4 - 42,269 (+12.7%)
05/2014: Leaves on the Wind #5 - 42,606 (+0.8%)

Remaining very strong indeed. Issues 1, 3 & 4 all chart again in the low 300s with around 2,000 copies of each sold.

51. The Star Wars (Dark Horse)

09/2013: The Star Wars #1 - 78,467
10/2013: The Star Wars #2 - 56,165 (-28.4%)
11/2013: The Star Wars #3 - 50,346 (-10.4%)
12/2013: The Star Wars #4 - 47,292 (-6.1%)
12/2013: The Star Wars #0 - 40,531
01/2014: The Star Wars #5 - 42,686 (-9.7%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: The Star Wars #6 - 41,237 (-3.4%)
04/2014: The Star Wars #7 - 40,012 (-3.0%)
05/2014: The Star Wars #8 - 38,654 (-3.4%)

Last issue.

54. MPH (Image)

05/2014: MPH #1 - 35,632

Mark Millar & Duncan Fegredo with a book that seems to have come out of an aborted project called Run. It was announced almost 10 years ago, when Wanted & Chosen came out, and was supposed to be drawn by Ashley Wood.

70. Trees (Image)

05/2014: Trees #1 - 31,926

Warren Ellis makes his return to creator-owned monthlies with this sci-fi noir book. Decent sales, too.

79. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Star Wars #5 - 44,310 (-1.6%)

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06/2013: Star Wars #6 - 42,806 (-3.4%)
07/2013: Star Wars #7 - 41,611 (-2.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars #8 - 38,792 (-6.8%)
09/2013: Star Wars #9 - 37,502 (-3.3%)
10/2013: Star Wars #10 - 36,019 (-3.9%)
10/2013: 1-for-1 Star Wars #1 - 16,690 (-3.9%)
11/2013: Star Wars #11 - 34,227 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Star Wars #12 - 33,093 (-3.3%)
01/2014: Star Wars #13 - 31,543 (-4.7%)
02/2014: Star Wars #14 - 30,828 (-2.3%)
03/2014: Star Wars #15 - 29,967 (-2.8%)
04/2014: Star Wars #16 - 29,087 (-2.9%)
05/2014: Star Wars #17 - 28,241 (-2.9%)

Standard attrition.

82. Afterlife with Archie (Archie)

10/2013: Afterlife With Archie #1 - 41,533 (47,195)
11/2013: Afterlife With Archie #2 - 19,188 (-53.8%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Afterlife With Archie #3 - 24,266 (+26.5%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Afterlife With Archie #4 - 24,165 (-0.4%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Afterlife With Archie #5 - 27,071 (+12.0%)

Wow, this book really is hitting all the right buttons.

83. East of West (Image)

05/2013: -

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06/2013: East of West #3 - 39,441 (-5.7%)
07/2013: East of West #4 - 43,228 (+9.6%)
08/2013: East of West #5 - 36,345 (-15.9%)
09/2013: East of West #6 - 33,381 (-8.2%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: East of West #7 - 32,889 (-1.4%)
12/2013: East of West #8 - 31,059 (-5.6%)
01/2014: East of West #9 - 29,885 (-3.8%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: East of West #10 - 28,853 (-3.4%)
04/2014: East of West #11 - 28,090 (-2.6%)
05/2014: East of West #12 - 27,056 (-3.7%)

Losing around a thousand copies a month, but still at a pretty healthy level.

91. Southern Bastards (Image) 

04/2014: Southern Bastards #1 - 38,029
05/2014: Southern Bastards #2 - 25,811 (-32.1%)

That’s a pretty decent drop, considering how high it started. Great looking book too.

104. My Little Pony (IDW)

05/2013: My Little Pony #7 - 32,188

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06/2013: My Little Pony #8 - 33,114 (+2.9%)
06/2013: My Little Pony Color Me Treasury Ed - 4,810
07/2013: My Little Pony #9 - 35,153 (41,444) (+6.2%)
08/2013: My Little Pony #10 - 24,475 (31,860) (-30.4%)
08/2013: My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1 - 6,859
09/2013: My Little Pony #11 - 32,784 (+33.9%)
10/2013: My Little Pony #12 - 23,686 (31,365) (-27.7%)
10/2013: My Little Pony 2013 Annual - 18,614
11/2013: My Little Pony #13 - 35,653 (+50.5%)
11/2013: My Little Pony Art Gallery - 6,028
12/2013: My Little Pony #14 - 22,990 (30,725)(-35.5%)
01/2014: My Little Pony #15 - 27,461 (+19.4%)
02/2014: My Little Pony #16 - 26,942 (-1.9%)
02/2014: My Little Pony 100 Penny Press #1 - 21,957 (-1.9%)
03/2014: My Little Pony #17 - 26,683 (-0.9%)
04/2014: My Little Pony #18 - 26,091 (-2.2%)
05/2014: My Little Pony #19 - 22,820 (-12.5%)

A big drop, but it’s done that before and recovered.

106. Nailbiter (Image)

05/2014: Nailbiter #1 - 22,746

Horror series about a town that seems to be producing way more than its fair share of serial killers.

116. Cowl (Image)

05/2014: COWL #1 - 20,851

An alternate history book looking at unionized superheroes. It’s good.

118. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

05/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25 - 58,740
05/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #35 - 45,446
05/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #9 - 28,229
05/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #21 - 21,701

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06/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #22 - 21,194 (-2.3%)
07/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #23 - 20,768 (-2.0%)
08/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #24 - 20,584 (-0.9%)
09/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #25 - 20,392 (-0.9%)
03/2013: Buffy TVS Season 10 #1 - 27,851 (+36.6%)
04/2013: Buffy TVS Season 10 #2 - 21,804 (-21.7%)
05/2013: Buffy TVS Season 10 #3 - 20,556 (-5.7%)

Almost back to the level that the last season ended on.

119. Star Wars Rebel Heist (Dark Horse)

04/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 - 24,913
05/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 - 20,387 (-18.2%)

Not a very big drop at all, this mini’s doing pretty well.

120. Velvet (Image)

10/2013: Velvet #1 - 41,897
11/2013: -
12/2013: Velvet #2 - 25,549 (-39.0%)
01/2014: Velvet #3 - 23,177 (-9.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Velvet #4 - 21,412 (-7.6%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Velvet #5 - 20,258 (-5.4%)

The drops are getting smaller.

124. Starlight (Image)

03/2014: Starlight #1 - 34,080
04/2014: Starlight #2 - 22,305 (-34.5%)
05/2014: Starlight #3 - 19,891 (-10.8%)

Again, not too bad a drop, this should settle down around the 17,000 mark I guess.

128. Chaos (Dynamite)

05/2014: Chaos #1 - 19,537

Most of the old Chaos characters in one book.

130. My Little Pony Friends Forever (IDW)

01/2014: MLP Friends Forever #1 - 23,370 
02/2014: MLP Friends Forever #2 - 20,676 (-11.5%)
03/2014: MLP Friends Forever #3 - 20,038 (-3.1%)
04/2014: MLP Friends Forever #4 - 20,149 (+0.5%)
05/2014: MLP Friends Forever #5 - 19,312 (-4.2%)

A little bit of a drop, but still healthy.

131. Hellboy (Dark Horse)

12/2012: Hellboy in Hell #1 - 28,096 (+42.9%)
12/2012: Hellboy in Hell #2 - 21,010 (-25.2%)
02/2012: Hellboy in Hell #3 - 23,845 (+13.5%)
03/2012: Hellboy in Hell #4 - 23,982 (+0.6%)
12/2013: Hellboy in Hell #5 - 21,026 (-14.1%)
05/2014: Hellboy in Hell #6 - 19,179 (-8.8%)

A rare issue of Hellboy arrives!

135. Invincible (Image)

05/2009: Invincible #62 - 15,113 
05/2010: -
05/2011: -
05/2012: Invincible #91 - 14,556
05/2013: -

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06/2013: Invincible #103 - 15,072 (-1.2%)
07/2013: Invincible #104 - 14,733 (-2.2%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Invincible #105 - 14,437 (-2.0%)
10/2013: Invincible #106 - 13,961 (-3.3%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Invincible #107 - 13,268 (-5.0%)
01/2014: Invincible #108 - 12,844 (-3.2%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Invincible #109 - 12,748 (-0.7%)
04/2014: Invincible #110 - 12,557 (-1.5%)
05/2014: Invincible #111 - 18,440 (+46.8%)

It looks like last issue’s bloodbath (so I’m told, I trade this series) has given the book a big boost.

136. Chew (Image)

05/2010: -
05/2011: Chew #27 - 12,561
05/2012: Chew #26 - 12,187
05/2013: Chew #34 - 12,836

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Chew #35 - 12,818 (-0.1%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Chew #36 - 12,402 (-3.2%)
10/2013: Chew #37 - 12,214 (-1.5%)
12/2013: Chew #38 - 12,068 (-1.2%)
01/2014: Chew #39 - 11,487 (-4.8%)
02/2014: Chew #40 - 11,193 (-2.6%)
04/2014: Chew #41 - 10,835 (-3.2%)
05/2014: Chew/ Revival #1 - 18,259

Big win for this crossover book, comfortably outselling both titles.

139. Deadly Class (Image)

01/2014: Deadly Class #1 - 34,572
02/2014: Deadly Class #2 - 21,159 (-38.8%)
03/2014: Deadly Class #3 - 18,536 (-12.4%)
04/2014: Deadly Class #4 - 17,855 (-3.7%)
05/2014: Deadly Class #5 - 17,099 (-4.2%)

Slowly sliding down.

140. Star Wars Darth Maul (Dark Horse)

05/2014: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #1 - 17,905
A decent start for what must be one of the last SW minis from Dark Horse.
142. Doctor Spektor (Dynamite)

05/2014: Doctor Spektor #1 - 16,471

Mark Waid relaunches one of the few Gold Key books that wasn’t done by Valiant in the nineties. An okay start, but they’ve all had big second-issue drops so far.

148. Fatale (Image)

05/2012: Fatale #5 - 22,484
05/2013: -

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06/2013: Fatale #15 - 22,373 (+28.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Fatale #16 - 17,045 (-24.6%)
09/2013: Fatale #17 - 16,571 (-2.7%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Fatale #18 - 16,154 (-2.5%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Fatale #19 - 15,725 (-2.7%)
02/2014: Fatale #20 - 13,862 (-11.8%)
03/2014: Fatale #21 - 14,799 (-6.8%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Fatale #22 - 14,694 (-0.7%)

Very solid in the run-in to the finale.

149. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Angel & Faith #22 - 13,895

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06/2013: Angel & Faith #23 - 13,668 (-1.6%)
07/2013: Angel & Faith #24 - 13,368 (-2.2%)
08/2013: Angel & Faith #25 - 13,335 (-0.2%)
04/2014: Angel & Faith #1 - 17,820 (+33.6%)
05/2014: Angel & Faith #2 - 14,200 (-20.3%)

As with Buffy, this looks likely to drop below the level of the last season very soon.

151. The Woods (Boom!)

05/2014: The Woods #1 - 13,916

A riff on the old Drifting Classroom manga comic, a school and all of the students and teachers get mysteriously transported to a lethal alien planet. Good fun, actually.

156. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

05/2012: TMNT #10 - 19,254
05/2013: TMNT #22 - 27,759

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06/2013: TMNT #23 - 17,772 (-36.0%)
07/2013: TMNT #24 - 16,484 (-7.2%)
08/2013: TMNT #25 - 17,833 (+8.0%)
09/2013: TMNT #26 - 17,322 (-2.9%)
10/2013: TMNT #27 - 17,042 (-1.6%)
11/2013: TMNT #28 - 17,045 (0%)
12/2013: TMNT #29 - 15,532 (-8.9%)
01/2014: TMNT #30 - 14,979 (-3.6%)
02/2014: TMNT #31 - 14,684 (-2.0%)
03/2014: TMNT #32 - 15,040 (+2.4%)
04/2014: TMNT #33 - 16,736 (+11.3%)
05/2014: TMNT 30th Anniversary Special - 13,391

Decent sales for this sort of thing, an anthology by an assortment of creators that have handled the characters in all incarnations over the years.

158. Adventure Time (Boom!)

05/2012: Adventure Time #4 - 26,648
05/2013: Adventure Time #16 - 21,659

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06/2013: Adventure Time #17 - 20,860 (-3.7%)
07/2013: Adventure Time #18 - 21,071 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Adventure Time Summer Special 2013 - 19,182 (26,278)
08/2013: Adventure Time #19 - 19,852 (-5.8%)
09/2013: Adventure Time #20 - 18,822 (-5.2%)
10/2013: Adventure Time #21 - 18,156 (-3.5%)
10/2013: Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular - 16,920
11/2013: Adventure Time #22 - 16,905 (-6.9%)
12/2013: Adventure Time #23 - 15,635 (-7.5%)
01/2014: Adventure Time #24 - 14,757 (-5.6%)
01/2014: Adventure Time 2014 Special - 13,388 
02/2014: Adventure Time #25 - 14,191 (-3.8%)
03/2014: Adventure Time #26 - 13,839 (-2.5%)
04/2014: Adventure Time #27 - 13,205 (-4.6%)
04/2014: Adventure Time 2014 Annual - 11,573
05/2014: Adventure Time #28 - 12,806 (-3.0%)

Sales still sliding.

159. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

05/2012: X-O Manowar #1 - 42,708
05/2013: X-O Manowar #13 - 13,305

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06/2013: X-O Manowar #14 - 13,227 (-0.6%)
07/2013: X-O Manowar #15 - 13,997 (+5.5%)
08/2013: X-O Manowar #16 - 11,019 (-21.3%)
09/2013: X-O Manowar #17 - 10,859 (-1.5%)
10/2013: X-O Manowar #18 - 11,438 (+5.3%)
11/2013: X-O Manowar #19 - 11,744 (+3.0%)
12/2013: X-O Manowar #20 - 9,941 (-15.4%)
01/2014: X-O Manowar #21 - 9,336 (-6.1%)
02/2014: X-O Manowar #22 - 9,808 (+5.1%)
03/2014: X-O Manowar #23 - 9,394 (-4.2%)
04/2014: X-O Manowar #24 - 8,595 (-8.5%)
05/2014: X-O Manowar #25 - 12,493 (+45.4%)

A big boost for the “Anniversary” issue.

160. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

05/2009: Star Wars Legacy #36 - 24,166
05/2010: Star Wars Legacy #48 - 19,954
05/2011: Star Wars Legacy War #6 - 17,944
05/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #3 - 16,497

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06/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #4 - 16,147 (-2.1%)
07/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #5 - 15,854 (-1.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #6 - 15,394 (-2.9%)
09/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #7 - 14,924 (-3.0%)
10/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #8 - 14,576 (-2.3%)
11/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #9 - 13,999 (-4.0%)
11/2013: 1 For $1 Star Wars Legacy #1 - 6,624
12/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #10 - 13,783 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #11 - 13,398 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #12 - 13,029 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #13 - 12,671 (-2.7%)
04/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #14 - 12,523 (-1.2%)
05/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #15 - 12,473 (-0.4%)

Very solid this month.

162. Shutter (Image)

04/2014: Shutter #1 - 18,984 (21,500)
05/2014: Shutter #2 - 12,267 (-35.4%)

A reasonable second-issue drop, and the first issue picks up a further 2,516 reorders down at 372.
163. Bee & Puppycat (Boom!)

05/2014: Bee & Puppycat #1 - 12,204

Fionna & Cake creator Natasha Allegri has her own cartoon, and it’s very cool.

166. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

05/2009: Red Sonja #44 - 12,099
05/2010: -
05/2011: Red Sonja #56 - 8,319
05/2012: Red Sonja #66 - 6,650
05/2013: Red Sonja #76 - 5,272

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06/2013: Red Sonja #77 - 5,212 (-1.1%)
06/2013: Red Sonja #78 - ????
07/2013: Red Sonja #1 - 30,561 (+486.4%)
07/2013: Red Sonja #79 - ????
08/2013: Red Sonja #2 - 18,327 (-40.0%)
08/2013: Red Sonja #80 - 5,066 (???)
09/2013: Red Sonja #3 - 15,928 (-13.1%)
10/2013: Red Sonja #4 - 15,128 (-5.0%)
11/2013: Red Sonja #5 - 13,811 (-8.7%)
12/2013: Red Sonja #6 - 13,291 (-3.7%)
01/2014: Li'l Sonja #1 - 5,465
02/2014: Red Sonja #7 - 12,622 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Red Sonja Berserker - 5,810
04/2014: Red Sonja #8 - 12,392 (-1.8%)
04/2014: Red Sonja and Cub - 5,877
05/2014: Red Sonja #9 - 11,850 (-4.4%)

Sales are on the slide again.

167. X-Files Season 10 (IDW)

06/2013: X-Files Season 10 #1 - 24,270
07/2013: X-Files Season 10 #2 - 16,729 (-31.1%)
08/2013: X-Files Season 10 #3 - 17,557 (+4.9%)
09/2013: X-Files Season 10 #4 - 16,999 (-3.2%)
10/2013: X-Files Season 10 #5 - 16,819 (-1.1%)
11/2013: X-Files Season 10 #6 - 15,289 (-9.1%)
12/2013: X-Files Season 10 #7 - 14,792 (-3.3%)
01/2014: X-Files Season 10 #8 - 13,981 (-5.5%)
02/2014: X-Files Season 10 #9 - 13,129 (-6.1%)
03/2014: X-Files Season 10 #10 - 12,252 (-6.7%)
04/2014: X-Files Season 10 #11 - 13,210 (+7.8%)
04/2014: X-Files Annual 2014 - 9,504
05/2014: X-Files Season 10 #12 - 11,773 (-10.9%)

All of last month’s gain and more lost.

168. Spawn (Image)

05/2010: Spawn #197 - 18,361
05/2011: Spawn #207 - 14,796
05/2012: Spawn #219 - 12,804
05/2013: Spawn #231 - 16,502

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06/2013: Spawn #232 - 16,077 (-2.7%)
07/2013: Spawn #233 - 15,701 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Spawn #234 - 15,930 (+0.8%)
09/2013: Spawn #235 - 15,081 (-5.3%)
10/2013: Spawn #236 - 13,368 (-11.4%)
11/2013: Spawn #237 - 14,411 (+7.8%)
12/2013: Spawn #238 - 12,459 (-13.5%)
01/2014: Spawn #239 - 12,369 (-0.7%)
02/2014: Spawn #240 - 11,827 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Spawn #241 - 11,766 (-0.5%)
04/2014: Spawn #242 - 11,827 (+0.5%)
05/2014: Spawn #243 - 11,714 (-1.0%)

Relatively solid these last four months.

171. Rat Queens (Image)

09/2013: Rat Queens #1 - 21,745
10/2013: Rat Queens #2 - 12,335 (-43.3%)
11/2013: Rat Queens #3 - 11,967 (-3.0%)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Rat Queens #4 - 11,553 (-3.5%)
02/2014: Rat Queens #5 - 11,121 (-3.7%)
03-04/2014: -
05/2014: Rat Queens #6 - 11,476 (+3.2%)

Really solid as sales catch up to the good word of mouth.

172. Real Heroes (Image)

03/2014: Real Heroes #1 - 23,716
05/2014: Real Heroes #2 - 11,426 (-51.8%)

A big drop, which is a shame, as this book is really good fun, a fantastic romp of a story.

174. Tomb Raider (Dark Horse)

02/2014: Tomb Raider #1 - 18,486
03/2014: Tomb Raider #2 - 13,636 (-26.2%)
04/2014: Tomb Raider #3 - 12,133 (-11.0%)
05/2014: Tomb Raider #4 - 11,300 (-6.9%)

Starting to level out, but a little way to go yet.

175. Revival (Image)

05/2013: Revival #10 - 16,314

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06/2013: Revival #11 - 13,536 (-17.0%)
07/2013: Revival #12 - 13,948 (+3.0%)
08/2013: Revival #13 - 12,549 (-10.0%)
09/2013: Revival #14 - 12,254 (-2.3%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Revival #15 - 11,468 (-6.4%)
12/2013: Revival #16 - 11,065 (-3.5%)
01/2014: Revival #17 - 10,585 (-4.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Revival #18 - 10,456 (-1.2%)
04/2014: Revival #19 - 10,384 (-0.7%)
05/2014: Revival #20 - 10,341 (-0.4%)

Very solid at the moment.

177. Satellite Sam (Image)

07/2013: Satellite Sam #1 - 32,452
08/2013: Satellite Sam #2 - 20,752 (-36.1%)
09/2013: Satellite Sam #3 - 16,909 (-18.5%)
10/2013: Satellite Sam #4 - 14,666 (-13.3%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Satellite Sam #5 - 13,060 (-11.0%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Satellite Sam #6 - 10,797 (-17.3%)
03/2014: Satellite Sam #7 - 10,210 (-5.4%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Satellite Sam #8 - 9,997 (-2.1%)

Finally sales seem to be leveling out.

178. Conan (Dark Horse)

05/2011: The Road of Kings #5 - 12,672
05/2012: Conan the Barbarian #4 - 15,689
05/2013: Conan the Barbarian #16 - 12,682

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06/2013: Conan the Barbarian #17 - 12,395 (-2.3%)
07/2013: Conan the Barbarian #18 - 12,331 (-0.5%)
08/2013: Conan the Barbarian #19 - 12,105 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Conan the Barbarian #20 - 11,828 (-2.3%)
10/2013: Conan the Barbarian #21 - 11,800 (-0.2%)
11/2013: Conan the Barbarian #22 - 11,384 (-3.5%)
12/2013: Conan the Barbarian #23 - 11,245 (-1.2%)
01/2014: Conan the Barbarian #24 - 10,924 (-2.9%)
02/2014: Conan the Barbarian #25 - 10,736 (-1.7%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Conan the Avenger #1 - 11,565 (+7.7%)
05/2014: Conan the Avenger #2 - 9,946 (-14.0%)

Not a bad drop for a second issue, but well below where the last series ended.

179. Lumberjanes (Boom!)

04/2014: Lumberjanes #1 - 13,129
05/2014: Lumberjanes #2 - 9,904 (-24.6%)

Not too bad a drop, and the first issue picks up a further 2,667 copies in reorders further down the chart.

180. Alex & Ada (Image)

11/2013: Alex & Ada #1 - 14,992
12/2013: Alex & Ada #2 - 10,700 (-28.6%)
01/2014: Alex & Ada #3 - 10,242 (-4.3%)
02/2014: Alex & Ada #4 - 9,862 (-3.7%)
03/2014: Alex & Ada #5 - 9,761 (-1.0%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Alex & Ada #6 - 9,869 (+1.1%)

Another book getting lots of good word-of-mouth.

181. Madame Frankenstein (Image)

05/2014: Madame Frankenstein #1 - 9,771

Steve Niles playing with horror tropes, as he is wont to do.

182. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #9 - 11,171 (-3.6%)
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #21 - 12,055

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06/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #22 - 10,799 (-10.4%)
07/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #23 - 11,022 (+2.1%)
08/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #24 - 10,886 (-1.2%)
09/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #25 - 11,388 (+4.6%)
10/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #26 - 10,872 (-4.5%)
11/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #27 - 9,985 (-8.2%)
12/2013: Star Trek Annual 2013 - 8,683
12/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #28 - 10,443 (+4.6%)
01/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #29 - 10,127 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #30 - 9,906 (-2.2%)
03/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #31 - 9,781 (-1.3%)
04/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #32 - 10,801 (+10.4%)
05/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #33 - 9,729 (-9.9%)

Like a rubberband, sales snap back again.

183. Rocket Girl (Image)

10/2013: Rocket Girl #1 - 20,287
11/2013: Rocket Girl #2 - 12,592 (-37.9%)
12/2013: Rocket Girl #3 - 10,976 (-12.8%)
01-02/2014: -
03/2014: Rocket Girl #4 - 10,369 (-5.5%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Rocket Girl #5 - 9,630 (-7.1%)

Brandon Montclare, writer of Rocket Girl, was kind enough to make some very interesting points in last month’s comments section, explaining that if the book stays around the 12,000 mark, he and artist Amy Reeder make as much as either of them would working on a book at Marvel & DC. However, 8,000 or lower and the book can’t survive for long. So unfortunately at the moment the book is on the edge a bit. It’s taking a break before the next arc now, hopefully the trade will do well.

184. Thief of Thieves (Image)

05/2012: Thief of Thieves #4 - 17,774
05/2013: Thief of Thieves #14 - 16,938

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Thief of Thieves #15 - 14,013 (-17.3%)
08/2013: Thief of Thieves #16 - 13,182 (-5.9%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Thief of Thieves #17 - 12,511 (-5.1%)
11/2013: Thief of Thieves #18 - 11,809 (-5.6%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Thief of Thieves #19 - 11,291 (-4.4%)
02-03/2014: -
04/2014: Thief of Thieves #20 - 9,874 (-12.6%)
05/2014: Thief of Thieves #21 - 9,625 (-2.5%)

Levelling out again.

185. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

05/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #5 - 11,506
05/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #17 - 9,540

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06/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #18 - 9,495 (-0.5%)
07/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #19 - 9,564 (+0.7%)
08/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 - 9,218 (-3.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #21 - 9,220 (0%)
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #22 - 9,044 (-1.9%)
11/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #23 - 10,355 (+14.5%)
12/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #24 - 9,812 (-5.2%)
01/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #25 - 9,609 (-2.1%)
02/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #26 - 9,535 (-0.7%)
03/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #27 - 9,409 (-1.3%)
04/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 - 9,568 (+1.7%)
05/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #29 - 9,543 (-0.3%)
186. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

05/2012: More Than Meets Eye #5 - 11,602
05/2013: More Than Meets Eye #17 - 9,523

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06/2013: More Than Meets Eye #18 - 9,394 (-1.4%)
07/2013: More Than Meets Eye #19 - 9,320 (-0.8%)
08/2013: More Than Meets Eye #20 - 9,402 (+0.9%)
09/2013: More Than Meets Eye #21 - 9,258 (-1.5%)
10/2013: More Than Meets Eye #22 - 9,248 (-0.1%)
11/2013: Dark Cybertron #1 - 12,165
11/2013: More Than Meets Eye #23 - 9,579 (+3.6%)
12/2013: More Than Meets Eye #24 - 10,138 (+5.8%)
01/2014: More Than Meets Eye #25 - 9,867 (-2.7%)
02/2014: More Than Meets Eye #26 - 9,663 (-2.1%)
03/2014: More Than Meets Eye #27 - 9,409 (-2.6%)
03/2014: Dark Cybertron Finale - 9,395
04/2014: More Than Meets Eye #28 - 9,667 (+2.7%)
05/2014: More Than Meets Eye #29 - 9,543 (-1.3%)

Both books totally solid, and seemingly unaffected by the upcoming new film.

187. Caliban (Avatar)

04/2014: Caliban #1 - 13,196
05/2014: Caliban #2 - 9,454 (-28.4%)

I’m really enjoying Garth Ennis’ sci-fi horror, reminds me a lot of Event Horizon, which is one of my favorite horror flicks.

189, 193. God is Dead (Avatar)

09/2013: God Is Dead #1 - 26,664
10/2013: God Is Dead #2 - 15,366 (-42.4%)
11/2013: God Is Dead #3 - 14,930 (-2.8%)
12/2013: God Is Dead #4 - 13,369 (-10.5%)
01/2014: God Is Dead #5 - 11,897 (-11.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #6 - 12,852 (+8.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #7 - 12,008 (-6.6%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #8 - 11,515 (-4.1%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #9 - 10,976 (-4.7%)
04/2014: God Is Dead #10 - 10,564 (-3.7%)
04/2014: God Is Dead #11 - 10,326 (-2.3%)
05/2014: God Is Dead #12 - 9,275 (-10.2%)
05/2014: God Is Dead #13 - 8,987 (-3.1%)

This is actually holding up better than I expected.

190. Dead Body Road (Image)

12/2013: Dead Body Road #1 - 16,840
01/2014: Dead Body Road #2 - 11,900 (-29.3%)
02/2014: Dead Body Road #3 - 10,659 (-10.4%)
03/2014: Dead Body Road #4 - 10,536 (-1.1%)
04/2014: Dead Body Road #5 - 9,832 (-6.7%)
05/2014: Dead Body Road #6 - 9,266 (-5.8%)

Last issue.

191. Adventure Time Flip Side (Boom!)

01/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #1 - 13,372
02/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #2 - 11,318 (-15.4%)
03/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #3 - 10,157 (-10.3%)
04/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #4 - 9,652 (-5.0%)
05/2014: Adventure Time Flip Side #5 - 9,174 (-5.0%)

Penultimate issue.

194. Transformers Windblade (IDW)

04/2014: Transformers Windblade #1 - 9,855
05/2014: Transformers Windblade #2 - 8,980 (-8.9%)

That’s a very healthy drop, reflecting the interest in the character.

196. Solar Man of the Atom (Dynamite)

04/2014: Solar Man O/T Atom #1 - 22,767
05/2014: Solar Man O/T Atom #2 - 8,918 (-60.8%)

Ouch.

197. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

05/2009: Sonic #200 - 8,953
05/2010: -
05/2011: Sonic #224 - 8,023
05/2012: Sonic #237 - 8,586
05/2013: Sonic #249 - 11,339

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Sonic #250 - 14,291 (+26.0%)
07/2013: Sonic #251 - 12,782 (-10.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Sonic #252 - 10,968 (-14.2%)
10/2013: Sonic #253 - 10,982 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic #254 - 10,585 (-3.6%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Sonic #255 - 10,422 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Sonic #256 - 9,840 (-5.6%)
02/2014: Sonic #257 - 9,325 (-5.2%)
03/2014: Sonic #258 - 9,023 (-3.2%)
04/2014: Sonic #259 - 6,228 (9,495)(+5.2%)
05/2014: Sonic #260 - 8,866 (-6.6%)

As I suspected, 3,267 copies of last month’s issue slipped to this month, and it actually did pretty well once those numbers are added. It drops a little this month, but there is another Mega Man crossover coming up, not a surprise after the success of the last one.

198. Unity (Valiant)

11/2013: Unity #1 - 60,003
12/2013: Unity #2 - 18,845 (-68.6%)
01/2014: Unity #3 - 13,277 (-29.5%)
02/2014: Unity #4 - 10,644 (-19.8%)
03/2014: Unity #5 - 12,268 (+15.3%)
04/2014: Unity #6 - 9,351 (-23.8%)
05/2014: Unity #7 - 8,653 (-7.5%)

Dropping off, but it may get a boost from the upcoming Armour Hunters crossover.

199. Sons of Anarchy (Boom!) 

09/2013: Sons of Anarchy #1 - 27,601
10/2013: Sons of Anarchy #2 - 14,688 (-46.8%)
11/2013: Sons of Anarchy #3 - 13,251 (-9.8%)
12/2013: Sons of Anarchy #4 - 12,215 (-7.8%)
01/2014: Sons of Anarchy #5 - 11,607 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Sons of Anarchy #6 - 11,228 (-3.3%)
03/2014: Sons of Anarchy #7 - 9,910 (-11.7%)
04/2014: Sons of Anarchy #8 - 9,304 (-6.1%)
05/2014: Sons of Anarchy #9 - 8,511 (-8.5%)

Still dropping quite fast.

200. Samurai Jack (IDW)

10/2013: Samurai Jack #1 - 23,661
11/2013: Samurai Jack #2 - 12,645 (-46.6%)
12/2013: Samurai Jack #3 - 11,553 (-8.6%)
01/2014: Samurai Jack #4 - 10,451 (-9.5%)
02/2014: Samurai Jack #5 - 9,989 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Samurai Jack #6 - 8,960 (-10.3%)
04/2014: Samurai Jack #7 - 8,990 (+0.3%)
05/2014: Samurai Jack #8 - 8,471 (-5.8%)

Drops resume.

201. King Conan (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Hour of The Dragon #1 - 12,566

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06/2013: Hour of The Dragon #2 - 9,808 (-21.9%)
07/2013: Hour of The Dragon #3 - 9,319 (-5.0%)
08/2013: Hour of The Dragon #4 - 9,492 (+1.9%)
09/2013: Hour of The Dragon #5 - 9,358 (-1.4%)
10/2013: Hour of The Dragon #6 - 9,131 (-2.4%)
02/2014: Conqueror #1 - 9,646 (+5.6%)
03/2014: Conqueror #2 - 8,495 (-11.9%)
04/2014: Conqueror #3 - 8,519 (+0.3%)
05/2014: Conqueror #4 - 8,428 (-1.1%)

Pretty solid since the second issue.

202. Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (Dynamite)

02/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 - 30,722
03/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2 - 11,296 (-63.0%)
04/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #3 - 9,586 (-15.1%)
05/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 - 8,426 (-12.1%)
203. Magnus Robot Fighter (Dynamite)

03/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #1 - 27,497
04/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #2 - 9,898 (-64.0%)
05/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #3 - 8,333 (-15.8%)

The last two of the new Gold Key books, not holding up very well.

204. BPRD (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Hell on Earth #107 Wasteland #1 - 10,493

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06/2013: Hell on Earth #108  - 10,093 (-3.8%)
07/2013: Hell on Earth #109  - 10,018 (-0.7%)
08/2013: Hell on Earth #110  - 9,842 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Hell on Earth #111  - 9,587 (-2.5%)
10/2013: Hell on Earth #112  - 9,497 (-0.9%)
11/2013: Hell on Earth #113  - 8,904 (-6.2%)
12/2013: Hell on Earth #114  - 8,668 (-2.6%)
01/2014: Hell on Earth #115  - 9,072 (+4.7%)
02/2014: Hell on Earth #116  - 8,674 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Hell on Earth #117  - 8,510 (-1.9%)
04/2014: Hell on Earth #118  - 8,473 (-0.4%)
05/2014: Hell on Earth #119  - 8,306 (-2.0%)

Standard attrition.

205. Flash Gordon (Dynamite) 

04/2014: Flash Gordon #1 - 14,398
05/2014: Flash Gordon #2 - 8,255 (-42.7%)

Not a great drop.

206. Littlest Pet Shop (IDW)

05/2014: Littlest Pet Shop #1 - 8,211

Squarely aimed at the My Little Pony audience, but I suspect the reduced sales reflect the lack of cache amongst the bronies…

207. Sex (Image)

05/2013: Sex #3 - 20,509

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06/2013: Sex #4 - 17,938 (-12.5%)
07/2013: Sex #5 - 15,996 (-10.8%)
08/2013: Sex #6 - 14,488 (-9.4%)
09/2013: Sex #7 - 13,074 (-9.8%)
10/2013: Sex #8 - 12,082 (-7.6%)
12/2013: Sex #9 - 10,707 (-11.4%)
01/2014: Sex #10 - 9,947 (-7.1%)
02/2014: Sex #11 - 9,302 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Sex #12 - 8,830 (-5.1%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Sex #13 - 8,192 (-7.2%)

Still falling fast, but probably approaching the point of unprofitability.

208. The Veil (Dark Horse)

03/2014: Veil #1 - 14,445
04/2014: Veil #2 - 9,627 (-33.3%)
05/2014: Veil #3 - 8,184 (-15.0%)

An average third-issue drop, certainly this isn’t doing as well as his series Lazarus.

209. Twilight Zone (Dynamite)

12/2013: Twilight Zone #1 - 21,723
01/2014: Twilight Zone #2 - 11,537 (-46.9%)
02/2014: Twilight Zone #3 - 10,061 (-12.8%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Twilight Zone #4 - 9,014 (-10.4%)
05/2014: Twilight Zone #5 - 8,140 (-9.7%)

A slightly smaller drop this month, but not looking too good.

210. Harbinger (Valiant)

05/2013: Harbinger #12 - 12,572

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06/2013: Harbinger #13 - 12,930 (+2.8%)
07/2013: Harbinger #14 - 10,709 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Harbinger #15 - 12,086 (+12.9%)
09/2013: Harbinger #16 - 10,199 (-15.6%)
10/2013: Harbinger #17 - 10,686 (+4.8%)
11/2013: Harbinger #18 - 9,203 (-13.9%)
12/2013: Harbinger #19 - 9,237 (+0.4%)
01/2014: Harbinger #20 - 9,060 (-1.9%)
02/2014: Harbinger #21 - 8,473 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Harbinger Bleeding Monk #0 - 8,423
04/2014: Harbinger #22 - 8,213 (-3.1%)
05/2014: Harbinger #23 - 8,011 (-2.5%)

Ending at #25, and going to a mini-series, Omegas. The future does not appear to be very bright.

211. Revenge (Image)

02/2014: Revenge #1 - 17,362
03/2014: Revenge #2 - 10,112 (-41.8%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Revenge #3 - 7,969 (-21.2%)

Rather a steep drop, only one more issue to go.

212. Elfquest (Dark Horse)

10/2013: Elfquest Final Quest Special - 9,680
01/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #1 - 9,861 (+1.9%)
03/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #2 - 8,390 (-14.9%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #3 - 7,967 (-5.0%)

Less of a drop this month.

213. Stray Bullets (Image)

03/2014: Stray Bullets #41 - 8,297
03/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #1 - 14,208
04/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #2 - 9,147 (-35.6%)
05/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #3 - 7,935 (-13.2%)

Slipping, I hope it stabilizes soon though, I’d like this book to be around a lot longer.

214. Godzilla (IDW)

05/2013: Godzilla #12 - 6,782

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06/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #1 - 9,813 (+44.7%)
07/2013: Godzilla #13 - 6,741 (-0.6%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #2 - 7,483 (-23.7%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #3 - 7,080 (-5.4%)
09/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #4 - 6,820 (-3.7%)
10/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #5 - 6,920 (+1.4%)
11/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #6 - 6,653 (-3.9%)
12/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #7 - 6,587 (-0.9%)
01/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #8 - 6,530 (-0.8%)
02/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #9 - 6,531 (0%)
03/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #10 - 6,677 (+0.2%)
04/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #11 - 6,917 (-3.6%)
05/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #12 - 7.890 (+14.1%)

A bit of a boost as the film comes out.

215. Clive Barker Nightbreed (Boom!)

05/2014: Clive Barkers Nightbreed #1 - 7,790

Not a great start for the return of Barker’s monster clan.

216. Grimm Fairy Tales Oz (Zenescope)

07/2013: GFT Oz #1 - 19,237
08/2013: GFT Oz #2 - 11,119 (-42.2%)
10/2013: GFT Oz #3 - 10,537 (-5.2%)
11/2013: GFT Oz #4 - 12,064 (+14.5%)
12/2013: GFT Oz #5 - 10,158 (-15.8%)
02/2014: GFT Oz #6 - 9,631 (-5.2%)
03-04/2014: -
05/2014: Warlord of Oz #1 - 7,787 (-19.1%)

I assume this is a sequel to the Oz series. Not a very auspicious start for this either.

217. The Shadow Midnight Moscow (Dynamite)

05/2014: Shadow Midnight Moscow #1 - 7,772

Coming in a little above the main title.

218. Uber (Avatar)

05/2013: Uber #1 - 16,109

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06/2013: Uber #2 - 16,160 (+0.3%)
07/2013: Uber #3 - 14,594 (-9.7%)
07/2013: Uber #4 - 12,030 (-17.6%)
08/2013: Uber #5 - 11,598 (-3.6%)
10/2013: Uber #6 - 10,747 (-7.3%)
11/2013: Uber #7 - 9,784 (-9.0%)
12/2013: Uber #8 - 9,065 (-7.3%)
01/2014: Uber #9 - 8,448 (-6.8%)
03/2014: Uber #10 - 8,133 (-3.7%)
03/2014: Uber Special #1 - 7,176
04/2014: Uber #11 - 7,732 (-4.9%)
04/2014: Uber #12 - 7,694 (-0.5%)
05/2014: Uber #13 - 7,653 (-0.5%)

Pretty solid these last couple of months.

219. Mega Man (Archie) 

05/2013: Mega Man #25 - 9,191

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06/2013: Mega Man #26 - 9,290 (+1.1%)
07/2013: Mega Man #27 - 10,332 (+11.2%)
08/2013: Mega Man #28 - 8,404 (-18.7%)
09/2013: Mega Man #29 - 8,042 (-4.3%)
10/2013: Mega Man #30 - 8,086 (+0.5%)
11/2013: Mega Man #31 - 7,854 (-2.8%)
12/2013: Mega Man #32 - 7,352 (-6.4%)
01/2014: Mega Man #33 - 7,015 (-4.6%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Mega Man #34 - 6,688 (-4.7%)
04/2014: Mega Man #35 - 6,681 (-0.1%)
04/2014: Mega Man #36 - 6,400 (-4.2%)
05/2014: Mega Man #37 - 7,640 (+19.4%)

The beginning of a four-parter featuring Mega Man X as well as the normal version gets a nice boost.

220. The Shadow (Dynamite)

05/2013: The Shadow #13 - 11,474

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06/2013: The Shadow #14 - 10,071 (-12.2%)
07/2013: The Shadow #15 - 9,851 (-21.8%)
08/2013: The Shadow #16 - 9,484 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Shadow #17 - 9,880 (+4.2%)
09/2013: The Shadow Annual 2013 - 6,497
10/2013: The Shadow #18 - 10,863 (+9.9%)
11/2013: The Shadow #19 - 8,955 (-17.6%)
11/2013: The Shadow #20 - 8,805 (-1.7%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: The Shadow #21 - 8,500 (-3.5%)
02/2014: The Shadow #22 - 8,063 (-5.1%)
03/2014: The Shadow #23 - 7,809 (-3.1%)
04/2014: The Shadow #24 - 7,588 (-2.8%)
05/2014: The Shadow #25 - 7,602 (+0.2%)

A tiny uptick this month for the 25th issue.

221. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

05/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #2 - 10,445

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06/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #3 - 10,250 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Abe Sapien #4 - 10,314 (+0.6%)
08/2013: Abe Sapien #5 - 9,676 (-6.2%)
09/2014: -
10/2013: Abe Sapien #6 - 9,120 (-5.7%)
11/2013: Abe Sapien #7 - 8,709 (-4.5%)
12/2013: Abe Sapien #8 - 8,622 (-1.0%)
01/2014: Abe Sapien #9 - 8,516 (-1.2%)
02/2014: Abe Sapien #10 - 7,995 (-6.1%)
03/2014: Abe Sapien #11 - 7,825 (-2.1%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Abe Sapien #12 - 7,559 (-3.4%)

Slowly slipping down.

222. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

05/2013: Archer & Armstrong #0 - 12,076

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06/2013: Archer & Armstrong #10 - 13,241 (+8.6%)
07/2013: Archer & Armstrong #11 - 9,880 (-25.4%)
08/2013: Archer & Armstrong #12 - 9,971 (+0.9%)
09/2013: Archer & Armstrong #13 - 9,910 (-0.6%)
10/2013: Archer & Armstrong #14 - 10,811 (+9.1%)
11/2013: Archer & Armstrong #15 - 8,998 (-16.8%)
12/2013: Archer & Armstrong #16 - 8,608 (-4.3%)
01/2014: Archer & Armstrong #17 - 8,112 (-5.8%)
02/2014: Archer & Armstrong Archer #0 - 8,671 (+6.9%)
03/2014: Archer & Armstrong #18 - 8,156 (+0.5%)
04/2014: Archer & Armstrong #19 - 7,969 (-2.3%)
05/2014: Archer & Armstrong #20 - 7,553 (-5.2%)

Despite being one of the lower selling of their books, A&A is continuing as an ongoing series. Possibly because a film has just been announced.

223. Sonic Universe (Archie)

05/2013: Sonic Universe #52 - 11,500

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06/2013: Sonic Universe #53 - 11,123 (-3.3%)
07/2013: Sonic Universe #54 - 11,398 (+2.5%)
08/2013: Sonic Universe #55 - 9,239 (-18.9%)
09/2013: Sonic Universe #56 - 9,253 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic Universe #57 - 8,874 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Sonic Universe #58 - 8,433 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Sonic Universe #59 - 8,123 (-3.7%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Sonic Universe #60 - 7,902 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Sonic Universe #61 - 7,715 (-2.4%)
04/2014: Sonic Universe #62 - 7,927 (-2.7%)
05/2014: Sonic Universe #63 - 7,507 (-5.3%)

A slightly bigger than normal drop, but it’ll probably rebound a bit.

226. Star Trek New Visions (IDW)

05/2014: Mirror Cracked #1 - 7,411

An odd concept this, a book using photo-montage of the original series to tell new stories, executed and written by John Byrne. It’s an $8 book, so these are quite healthy sales.

227. Bloodshot (Valiant)

05/2013: Bloodshot #11 - 11,146

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06/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 12,145 (+9.0%)
07/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 10,058 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Bloodshot #0 - 11,303 (+12.4%)
09/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #14 - 10,225 (-9.5%)
10/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #15 - 9,806 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #16 - 8,666 (-11.6%)
12/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #17 - 8,142 (-6.0%)
01/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #18 - 8,529 (+4.8%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #0 - 7,895 (-7.4%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #19 - 7,281 (-7.8%)
03/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #20 - 7,929 (+8.9%)
04/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #21 - 7,630 (-3.8%)
05/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #22 - 7,350 (-3.7%)

Penultimate issue, then into an Armour Hunters Miniseries. After that, who knows?

230. The Shadow Year One (Dynamite)

05/2013: Shadow Year One #3 - 13,035

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Shadow Year One #4 - 12,352 (-5.2%)
06/2013: -
09/2013: Shadow Year One #5 - 11,476 (-7.1%)
10/2013: Shadow Year One #6 - 10,351 (-9.8%)
01/2014: Shadow Year One #7 - 9,201 (-11.1%)
02-03/2014: -
04/2014: Shadow Year One #8 - 8,230 (-10.5%)
05/2014: Shadow Year One #9 - 7,262 (-11.8%)

Falling hard.

232. Black Dynamite (IDW)

01/2014: Black Dynamite #1 - 11,040 
05/2014: Black Dynamite #2 - 7,233 (-34.5%)

Average second-issue drop.

233. Quantum & Woody (Valiant)

07/2013: Quantum & Woody #1 - 17,622
08/2013: Quantum & Woody #2 - 12,818 (-27.3%)
09/2013: Quantum & Woody #3 - 10,734 (-16.3%)
10/2013: Quantum & Woody #4 - 11,242 (+4.7%)
11/2013: Quantum & Woody #5 - 10,816 (-3.8%)
12/2013: Quantum & Woody #6 - 8,855 (-18.1%)
01/2014: Quantum & Woody #7 - 8,590 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Quantum & Woody #8 - 7,992 (-7.0%)
03/2014: Quantum & Woody Goat #0 - 8,747 
04/2014: Quantum & Woody #9 - 7,896 (-1.2%)
05/2014: Quantum & Woody #10 - 7,232 (-1.2%)

It looks like this is ending with #12, to be replaced by a mini-series teaming them up with Archer & Armstrong.

236. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

05/2013: Pathfinder #7 - 6,313

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Pathfinder #8 - 6,085 (-3.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Pathfinder #9 - ??? (???)
10/2013: Pathfinder #10 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Pathfinder #11 - 5,110 (???)
05/2014: Pathfinder City of Secrets #1 - 7,101 (+39.0)

Not a bad start compared to the last series, but if it suffers the usual Dynamite second-issue drop this could be it’s last appearance here.

237. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

05/2013: Dejah Thoris #25 - 6,724

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06/2013: Dejah Thoris #26 - 6,593 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Dejah Thoris #27 - 6,506 (-1.3%)
08/2013: Dejah Thoris #28 - 6,366 (-2.2%)
09/2013: Dejah Thoris #29 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris #30 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris #31 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Dejah Thoris #32 - 5,611 (???)
12/2013: Dejah Thoris #33 - 5,502 (-1.9%)
01/2014: Dejah Thoris #34 - 5,392 (-2.0%)
02/2014: Dejah Thoris #35 - 5,394 (+0.1%)
02/2014: Dejah Thoris #36 - 5,320 (-1.4%)
03/2014: Dejah Thoris #37 - 5,237 (-1.5%)
05/2014: Dejah of Mars #1 - 7,085 (+35.3%)

It looks like this is the last gasp for the Mars books. After this four-issue series there’s nothing scheduled.

238. Danger Girl (IDW)

05/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #2 - 8,167

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06/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #3 - 8,144 (-0.3%)
07/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #4 - 7,790 (-4.3%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #1 - 10,180 (+30.7%)
10/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #2 - 8,067 (-20.8%)
11/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #3 - 7,738 (-4.1%)
12/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #4 - 7,411 (-4.2%)
01-03/2014: -
04/2014: Danger Girl Mayday #1 - 9,051 (+22.1%)
05/2014: Danger Girl Mayday #2 - 6,945 (-23.3%)

Sales fall back in line with the end of the last series.

239. V-Wars (IDW)

04/2014: V-Wars #1 - 10,460
05/2014: V-Wars #2 - 6,912 (-33.9%)

Not a great drop.

240. Wraith (IDW)

11/2013: Welcome to Christmasland #1 - 12,547
12/2013: Welcome to Christmasland #2 - 8,850 (-29.5%)
01/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #3 - 7,967 (-10.0%)
02/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #4 - 7,404 (-7.1%)
03/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #5 - 6,874 (-7.2%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Welcome to Christmasland #6 - 6,811 (-0.9%)

Levelling right out on its penultimate issue.

241. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

05/2013: Real American Hero #190 - 7,550

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06/2013: Real American Hero #191 - 7,407 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Real American Hero #192 - 7,361 (-0.6%)
08/2013: Real American Hero #193 - 7,314 (-0.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Real American Hero #194 - 7,314 (0%)
10/2013: Real American Hero #195 - 7,135 (-2.4%)
11/2013: Real American Hero #196 - 8,102 (+13.6%)
12/2013: Real American Hero #197 - 6,983 (-13.8%)
01/2014: Real American Hero #198 - 6,736 (-3.5%)
02/2014: Real American Hero #199 - 6,652 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Real American Hero #200 - 11,780 (+77.1%)
04/2014: Real American Hero #201 - 8,294 (-29.6%)
05/2014: Real American Hero #202 - 6,781 (-18.2%)

Sales return to their normal path after the 200th issue.

242. The Field (Image)

04/2014: The Field #1 - 11,173
05/2014: The Field #2 - 6,639 (-40.6%)

Not a very good drop, which is a shame as it’s a good book.

243. Fuse (Image)

02/2014: Fuse #1 - 15,957
03/2014: Fuse #2 - 9,928 (-37.8%)
04/2014: Fuse #3 - 8,039 (-19.0%)
05/2014: Fuse #4 - 6,637 (-17.4%)

Anther good book that looks like it’s failed to find its audience.

244. Spongebob Comics (United Plankton)

05/2013: Spongebob Comics #20 - 6,926

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06/2013: Spongebob Comics #21 - 7,043 (+1.7%)
06/2013: Annual Giant Swimtacular #1 - 6,137
07/2013: Spongebob Comics #22 - 7,020 (-0.3%)
08/2013: Spongebob Comics #23 - 7,001 (-0.3%)
09/2013: Spongebob Comics #24 - 6,965 (-0.5%)
10/2013: Spongebob Comics #25 - 7,254 (+4.1%)
11/2013: Spongebob Comics #26 - 6,741 (-7.1%)
12/2013: Spongebob Comics #27 - 6,745 (-0.1%)
01/2014: Spongebob Comics #28 - 6,456 (-4.3%)
02/2014: Spongebob Comics #29 - 6,377 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Spongebob Comics #30 - 6,254 (-1.9%)
04/2014: Spongebob Comics #31 - 6,233 (-0.3%)
05/2014: Spongebob Comics #32 - 6,623 (+6.3%)

A little boost, making it pretty solid over the last six months.

245, 248. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

05/2013: Crossed Badlands #28 - 7,891
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #29 - 7,595 (-3.7%)

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06/2013: Crossed Badlands #30 - 7,573 (-0.3%)
06/2013: Crossed Badlands #31 - 7,327 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #32 - 7,399 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #33 - 7,209 (-2.6%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #34 - 7,204 (0%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #35 - 6,737 (-6.5%)
09/2013: Crossed Badlands #36 - 6,990 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Crossed Special 2013 - 6,472
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #37 - 6,901 (-1.3%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #38 - 6,840 (-0.8%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #39 - 6,743 (-1.4%)
10/2013: Crossed Badlands #40 - 6,607 (-2.0%)
11/2013: Crossed Badlands #41 - 6,516 (-1.4%)
11/2013: Crossed Badlands #42 - 6,467 (-0.7%)
12/2013: Crossed Badlands #43 - 6,086 (-5.9%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #44 - 6,111 (+0.4%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #45 - 5,948 (-2.7%)
01/2014: Crossed Badlands #46 - 5,879 (-1.2%)
02/2014: Crossed Badlands #47 - 5,899 (+0.3%)
02/2014: Crossed Badlands #48 - 5,829 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Crossed Badlands #49 - 5,845 (+0.2%)
03/2014: Crossed Badlands #50 - 8,685 (+48.6%)
04/2014: Crossed Badlands #51 - 7,092 (-18.3%)
04/2014: Crossed Badlands #52 - 6,811 (-4.0%)
05/2014: Crossed Badlands #53 - 6,617 (-2.8%)
05/2014: Crossed Badlands #54 - 6,420 (-3.0%)

Averaging an even 200 copy drop between issues at the moment.

246. The Bunker (Oni)

02/2014: The Bunker #1 - 10,378
03/2014: The Bunker #2 - 7,864 (-24.2%)
04/2014: The Bunker #3 - 7,347 (-6.6%)
05/2014: The Bunker #4 - 6,518 (-11.3%)

There seems to be a little rash of great books that should be doing better around this part of the chart. This is another one.

247. The Massive (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Massive #12 - 9,489

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06/2013: Massive #13 - 9,371 (-1.2%)
07/2013: Massive #14 - 8,983 (-4.1%)
08/2013: Massive #15 - 8,713 (-3.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Massive #16 - 8,345 (-4.2%)
11/2013: Massive #17 - 7,957 (-4.6%)
12/2013: Massive #18 - 7,770 (-2.3%)
01/2014: Massive #19 - 7,387 (-4.9%)
02/2014: Massive #20 - 6,976 (-5.6%)
03/2014: Massive #21 - 6,841 (-1.9%)
04/2014: Massive #22 - 6,650 (-2.8%)
05/2014: Massive #23 - 6,470 (-2.7%)

See the last comment.

249. 24 (IDW)

04/2014: 24 #1 - 8,515
05/2014: 24 #2 - 6,326 (-25.7%)

Not a massive audience for Jack Bauer’s return.

250. Zero (Image)

09/2013: Zero #1 - 20,352
10/2013: Zero #2 - 9,847 (-51.6%)
11/2013: Zero #3 - 8,340 (-15.3%)
12/2013: Zero #4 - 8,046 (-3.5%)
01/2014: Zero #5 - 6,922 (-14.0%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Zero #6 - 8,081 (+16.7%)
04/2014: Zero #7 - 6,872 (-15.0%)
05/2014: Zero #8 - 6,225 (-9.4%)

Great book, doing poorly.

251. Rover Red Charlie (Avatar)

12/2013: Rover Red Charlie #1 - 9,327
01/2014: Rover Red Charlie #2 - 6,744 (-27.7%)
02/2014: Rover Red Charlie #3 - 6,770 (+0.4%)
03/2014: Rover Red Charlie #4 - 6,793 (+0.3%)
04/2014: Rover Red Charlie #5 - 6,633 (-2.4%)
05/2014: Rover Red Charlie #6 - 6,222 (-6.2%)

I really enjoyed this series.

252. Shadowman (Valiant)

05/2013: Shadowman #0 - 12,252

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06/2013: Shadowman #7 - 12,017 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Shadowman #8 - 10,089 (-16.0%)
08/2013: Shadowman #9 - 9,895 (-1.9%)
09/2013: Shadowman #10 - 10,064 (+1.7%)
10/2013: Shadowman #11 - 10,632 (+5.6%)
11/2013: Shadowman #12 - 8,735 (-17.8%)
12/2013: Shadowman #13 - 9,403 (+7.6%)
01/2014: Shadowman #14 - 7,560 (-19.6%)
02/2014: Shadowman #15 - 7,239 (-4.2%)
03/2014: Shadowman #16 - 7,189 (-0.7%)
04/2014: Shadowman End Times #1 - 7,777 (+8.2%)
05/2014: Shadowman End Times #2 - 6,216 (-20.1%)

Apparently cancelled, the third issue is the last solicited.

254. Judge Dredd (IDW)

05/2013: Judge Dredd #7 - 10,058

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06/2013: Judge Dredd #8 - 9,469 (-5.9%)
07/2013: Judge Dredd #9 - 8,959 (-5.4%)
08/2013: Judge Dredd #10 - 8,618 (-3.8%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Judge Dredd #11 - 8,269 (-4.0%)
10/2013: Judge Dredd #12 - 7,636 (-7.7%)
11/2013: Judge Dredd #13 - 7,999 (+4.7%)
12/2013: Judge Dredd #14 - 7,331 (-8.3%)
01/2014: Judge Dredd #15 - 6,296 (-14.1%)
02/2014: Judge Dredd #16 - 6,456 (-2.5%)
03/2014: Judge Dredd #17 - 6,475 (+0.3%)
04/2014: Judge Dredd #18 - 6,274 (-3.1%)
05/2014: Judge Dredd #19 - 6,152 (-1.9%)
255. Undertow (Image)

02/2014: Undertow #1 - 14,859
03/2014: Undertow #2 - 9,247 (-37.8%)
04/2014: Undertow #3 - 7,291 (-21.2%)
05/2014: Undertow #4 - 6,114 (-16.1%)
256. Mercenary Sea (Image)

02/2014: Mercenary Sea #1 - 10,728
03/2014: Mercenary Sea #2 - 8,509 (-20.7%)
04/2014: Mercenary Sea #3 - 7,222 (-15.1%)
05/2014: Mercenary Sea #4 - 6,103 (-15.5%)
257. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword)

05/2013: Tarot #80 - 6,795

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06/2013: -
07/2013: Tarot #81 - 6,707 (-1.3%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Tarot #82 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Tarot #83 - 6,252 (???)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Tarot #84 - 6,234 (-0.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Tarot #85 - 6,075 (-2.6%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Tarot #86 - 6,078 (+0.1%)
258. TMNT New Animated Adventures (IDW)

07/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 - 14,397
08/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #2 - 10,304 (-28.4%)
09/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #3 - 8,744 (-15.1%)
10/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #4 - 7,905 (-9.6%)
11/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #5 - 7,112 (-10.0%)
12/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #6 - 6,649 (-6.5%)
01/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #7 - 6,331 (-4.8%)
02/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #8 - 6,034 (-4.7%)
03/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #9 - 6,009 (-0.4%)
04/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #10 - 5,911 (-1.6%)
05/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #11 - 6,075 (+2.8%)
259. Ghostbusters (IDW)

05/2013: Ghostbusters #4 - 7,876

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06/2013: Ghostbusters #5 - 7,620 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Ghostbusters #6 - 7,253 (-4.8%)
09/2013: Ghostbusters #7 - 7,097 (-2.1%)
10/2013: Ghostbusters #8 - 6,875 (-3.1%)
11/2013: Ghostbusters #9 - 6,447 (-6.2%)
11/2013: Ghostbusters #10 - 7,088 (+9.9%)
12/2013: Ghostbusters #11 - 6,059 (-14.5%)
01/2014: Ghostbusters #12 - 5,755 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Ghostbusters #13 - 6,355 (+10.4%)
03/2014: Ghostbusters #14 - 6,065 (-4.6%)
04/2014: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,200 (+2.2%)
05/2014: Ghostbusters #16 - 6,061 (-2.3%)
260,291. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

05/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #85 - 6,499

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06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #86 - 6,231 (-4.1%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 - 5,396
07/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #87 - 7,201 (+15.6%)
08/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #88 - 6,023 (-16.4%)
09/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #89 - 7,423 (+23.2%)
10/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #90 - 6,779 (-8.7%)
11/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #91 - 6,697 (-1.2%)
12/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #92 - 6,262 (-6.5%)
01/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #93 - 6,362 (+1.6%)
02/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #94 - 6,175 (-2.9%)
03/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #95 - 6,036 (-2.3%)
04/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #96 - 5,928 (-2.3%)
05/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #97 - 6,055 (+2.1%)
05/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2014  - 5,089
261. Sheltered (Image)

07/2013: Sheltered #1 - 21,055
08/2013: Sheltered #2 - 9,836 (-53.3%)
09/2013: Sheltered #3 - 9,400 (-4.4%)
10/2013: Sheltered #4 - 8,209 (-12.7%)
11/2013: Sheltered #5 - 7,301 (-11.1%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Sheltered #6 - 6,739 (-7.7%)
02/2014: Sheltered #7 - 5,939 (-11.9%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Sheltered #8 - 6,013 (+1.2%)
05/2014: Sheltered #9 - 6,047 (+0.6%)
263. Powerpuff Girls (IDW)

09/2013: Powerpuff Girls #1 - 38,992
10/2013: Powerpuff Girls #2 - 14,749 (-62.2%)
11/2013: Powerpuff Girls #3 - 13,175 (-10.7%)
12/2013: Powerpuff Girls #4 - 10,029 (-23.9%)
01/2014: Powerpuff Girls #5 - 8,050 (-19.7%)
02/2014: Powerpuff Girls #6 - 7,456 (-7.4%)
03/2014: Powerpuff Girls #7 - 6,457 (-13.4%)
04/2014: Powerpuff Girls #8 - 6,282 (-2.7%)
05/2014: Powerpuff Girls #9 - 6,032 (-4.0%)
264. Cyber Force (Image)

09/2013: Cyber Force #6 - 11,843
10/2013: -
11/2013: Cyber Force #7 - 7,479 (-36.8%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Cyber Force #8 - 6,251 (-16.4%)
02-04/2014: -
05/2014: Cyber Force #9 - 6,022 (-3.7%)
265. Six Million Dollar Man Se6 (Dynamite)

03/2014: $6,000,000 Man S6 #1 - 11,493
04/2014: $6,000,000 Man S6 #2 - 6,531 (-43.2%)
05/2014: $6,000,000 Man S6 #3 - 5,934 (-9.1%)
266. Futurama Comics (Bongo)

05/2013: Futurama Comics #67 - 6,230

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06-07/2013: -
08/2013: Futurama Comics #68 - 6,245 (+0.4%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Futurama Comics #69 - ???? (???)
11/2013-01/2014: -
02/2014: Futurama Comics #70 - 5,901 (???)
03-04/2014: -
05/2014: Futurama Comics #71 - 5,914 (+0.2)
267. Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

10/2013: Ash & The Army of Darkness #1 - 12,620
11/2013: -
12/2013: Ash & The Army of Darkness #2 - 8,223 (-34.8%)
01/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #3 - 7,261 (-11.7%)
02/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #4 - 6,563 (-9.6%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #5 - 6,207 (-9.6%)
04/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #6 - 5,884 (-5.4%)
05/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #7 - 5,690 (-3.3%)
268. GFT Wonderland TtLG (Zenescope)

05/2013: Down the Rabbit Hole #1 - 9,734

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06/2013: Down the Rabbit Hole #2 - 7,115 (-26.9%)
08/2013: Down the Rabbit Hole #3 - 6,187 (-13.0%)
09/2013: Down the Rabbit Hole #4 - 7,299 (+18.0%)
10/2013: Down the Rabbit Hole #5 - 6,718 (-8.0%)
10/2013: Through the Looking Glass #1 - 7,028 (+5.0%)
11/2013: Through the Looking Glass #2 - 6,409 (-8.8%)
11/2013: Through the Looking Glass #3 - 6,059 (-5.5%)
12/2013: Through the Looking Glass #4 - 5,768 (-4.8%)
01/2014: Through the Looking Glass #5 - 5,779 (+0.2%)
02/2014: Clash of Queens #1 - 6,791 (+14.9%)
03/2014: Clash of Queens #2 - 6,083 (-10.4%)
04/2014: Clash of Queens #3 - 5,951 (-2.2%)
05/2014: Clash of Queens #4 - 5,685 (-4.5%)
270. Sovereign (Image) 

03/2014: Sovereign #1 - 13,204
04/2014: Sovereign #2 - 7,457 (-43.5%)
05/2014: Sovereign #3 - 5,609 (-24.8%)
272. Translucid (Boom!)

04/2014: Translucid #1 - 9,487
05/2014: Translucid #2 - 5,507 (-42.0%)
273. Ghosted (Image)

07/2013: Ghosted #1 - 17,782
08/2013: Ghosted #2 - 10,414 (-41.4%)
09/2013: Ghosted #3 - 9,373 (-10.0%)
10/2013: Ghosted #4 - 8,183 (-12.7%)
11/2013: Ghosted #5 - 7,590 (-7.2%)
01/2014: Ghosted #6 - 6,142 (-19.1%)
02/2014: Ghosted #7 - 6,403 (+4.2%)
03/2014: Ghosted #8 - 6,039 (-5.7%)
04/2014: Ghosted #9 - 5,910 (-2.1%)
05/2014: Ghosted #10 - 5,481 (-7.3%)
274. Halo Initiation (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Halo Initiation #1 - 12,584
09/2013: Halo Initiation #2 - 8,771 (-30.3%)
10/2013: Halo Initiation #3 - 7,960 (-9.2%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Halo Escalation #1 - 8,875 (+11.5%)
01/2014: Halo Escalation #2 - 6,656 (-25.0%)
02/2014: Halo Escalation #3 - 5,961 (-10.4%)
03/2014: Halo Escalation #4 - 5,702 (-4.3%)
04/2014: Halo Escalation #5 - 5,550 (-2.7%)
05/2014: Halo Escalation #6 - 5,432 (-2.1%)
275. Burn The Orphanage (Image)

08/2013: Burn the Orphanage #1 - 11,524
12/2013: Burn the Orphanage #2 - 8,187 (-29.0%)
05/2014: Reign of Terror #1 - 5,423 (-33.8%)
276. Monster & Madman (IDW)

03/2014: Monster & Madman #1 - 7,065
04/2014: Monster & Madman #2 - 5,683 (-19.6%)
05/2014: Monster & Madman #3 - 5,414 (-4.7%)
277. Last Broadcast (Boom!)

05/2014: Last Broadcast #1 - 5,329
278. Mars Attacks (IDW)

05/2013: Mars Attacks #10 - 5,048

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09/2013: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 - 8,657 (+71.5%)
10/2013: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #2 - 6,769 (-21.8%)
11/2013: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #3 - 5,971 (-11.8%)
12/2013: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #4 - 5,566 (-6.8%)
05/2014: Mars Attacks First Born #1 - 5,324 (-4.3%)

I really thought IDW had given up on this, apparently not.

279. Wonderland (Zenescope)

05/2013: Wonderland #11 - 6,342

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06/2013: Wonderland #12 - 7,765 (+22.4%)
07/2013: Wonderland #13 - 7,253 (-6.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Wonderland #14 - 7,034 (-3.0%)
09/2013: Wonderland #15 - 6,558 (-6.8%)
10/2013: Wonderland #16 - 6,820 (+4.0%)
11/2013: Wonderland #17 - 6,723 (-1.4%)
12/2013: Wonderland #18 - 7,859 (+16.9%)
01/2014: Wonderland #19 - 6,434 (-18.1%)
02/2014: Wonderland #20 - 5,780 (-10.2%)
03/2014: Wonderland #21 - 5,937 (+2.7%)
04/2014: Wonderland #22 - 5,374 (-9.5%)
05/2014: Wonderland #23 - 5,313 (-1.1%)
280. Dead Letters (Boom!)

04/2014: Dead Letters #1 - 7,605
05/2014: Dead Letters #2 - 5,278 (-30.6%)
281. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

05/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #1 - 8,242

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06/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #2 - 7,116 (-13.7%)
07/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #3 - 6,864 (-3.5%)
08/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #4 - 5,727 (-16.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Robyn Hood Wanted #5 - 7,438 (+29.9%)
11/2013-01/2014: -
02/2014: Robyn Hood Age of Darkness - 6,388 (-14.1%)
03/2014: Robyn Hood Legend #1 - 6,622 (+3.7%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Robyn Hood Legend #2 - 5,268 (-20.4%)
282. Mind The Gap (Image)

05/2013: Mind The Gap #10 - 7,584

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06/2013: Mind The Gap #11 - 7,301 (-3.7%)
08/2013: Mind The Gap #12 - 7,077 (-3.1%)
08/2013: Mind The Gap #13 - 6,872 (-2.9%)
10/2013: Mind The Gap #14 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Mind The Gap #15 - ???? (???)
12/2013: Mind The Gap #16 - 5,589 (???)
05/2014: Mind The Gap #17 - 5,261 (-5.9%)
283. Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)

05/2013: Battlestar Galactica #1 - 14,356

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06/2013: Battlestar Galactica #2 - 10,503 (-26.8%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Battlestar Galactica #3 - 9,200 (-12.4%)
09/2013: Battlestar Galactica #4 - 7,955 (-13.5%)
10/2013: Battlestar Galactica #5 -???? (???)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Battlestar Galactica #6 - 6,896 (???)
01/2014: Battlestar Galactica #7 - 6,120 (-11.2%)
02/2014: Battlestar Galactica #8 - 5,992 (-2.1%)
03/2014: Battlestar Galactica #9 - 5,586 (-6.9%)
04/2014: Battlestar Galactica #10 - ???? (???)
05/2014: Battlestar Galactica #11 - 5,243 (???)
284. Dexter's Laboratory (IDW)

04/2014: Dexter's Laboratory #1 - 7,385
05/2014: Dexter's Laboratory #2 - 5,241 (-29.0%)
285. Maxx Maxximized (IDW)

11/2013: Maxx Maxximised #1 - 9,714
12/2013: Maxx Maxximised #2 - 7,345 (-24.4%)
01/2014: Maxx Maxximised #3 - 6,322 (-13.9%)
02/2014: Maxx Maxximised #4 - 5,943 (-6.0%)
03/2014: Maxx Maxximised #5 - ???? (???)
04/2014: Maxx Maxximised #6 - 5,377 (???)
05/2014: Maxx Maxximised #7 - 5,241 (-2.5%)
286. Aphrodite IX (Image)

06/2013: Aphrodite IX #2 - 9,414
07/2013: Aphrodite IX #3 - 9,339 (-0.8%)
08/2013: Aphrodite IX #4 - 9,186 (-1.6%)
10/2013: Aphrodite IX #5 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Aphrodite IX #6 - 5,830 (???)
01/2014: Aphrodite IX #7 - 5,404 (-7.3%)
02/2014: Aphrodite IX #8 - 4,998 (-7.5%)
03/2014: Aphrodite IX #9 - 5,352 (+7.1%)
05/2014: Aphrodite IX #10 - 5,211 (-2.6%)
287. Terminator (Dark Horse)

12/2013: Salvation Final Battle #1 - 13,022
12/2013: Salvation Final Battle #2 - 8,087 (-37.9%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Salvation Final Battle #3 - 6,563 (-18.8%)
03/2014: Salvation Final Battle #4 - 5,945 (-9.4%)
04/2014: Salvation Final Battle #5 - 5,543 (-6.8%)
05/2014: Salvation Final Battle #6 - 5,203 (-6.1%)
289. Axe Cop (Dark Horse)

08/2012: Axe Cop American Choppers #1 - 5,114
290. Lola XOXO (Aspen)

04/2014: Lola XOXO #1 - 9,207
05/2014: Lola XOXO #2 - 5,105 (-4.5%)
292. Doc Savage (Dynamite)

12/2013: Doc Savage #1 - 13,631
01/2014: Doc Savage #2 - 9,000 (-34.0%)
02/2014: Doc Savage #3 - 8,214 (-8.7%)
03/2014: Doc Savage #4 - 7,561 (-7.9%)
04/2014: Doc Savage #5 - 6,974 (-7.8%)
05/2014: Doc Savage Annual 2014 - 5,042
293, 298. Miss Fury (Dynamite)

05/2013: Miss Fury #2 - 11,306 (-38.7%)
06/2013: Miss Fury #3 - 9,834 (-13.0%)
07/2013: Miss Fury #4 - 8,547 (-13.1%)
08/2013: Miss Fury #5 - 7,639 (-10.6%)
09/2013: Miss Fury #6 - 7,029 (-8.0%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Miss Fury #7 - 6,370 (-9.4%)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Miss Fury #8 - 5,710 (-10.4%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Miss Fury #9 - 5,267 (-7.8%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Miss Fury #10 - 5,024 (-4.6%)
05/2014: Miss Fury #11 - 4,797 (-4.5%)
294. Weird Love (IDW)

05/2014: Weird Love #1 - 4,954
295. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

05/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #83 - 5,212

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06/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #84 - 5,240 (+0.5%)
07/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #85 - 5,317 (+1.5%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #86 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #87 - 5,213 (???)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Bart Simpson Comics #88 - 5,020 (-3.7%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Bart Simpson Comics #89 - 4,940 (-1.6%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Bart Simpson Comics #90 - 4,913 (-0.5%)
296. Mass Effect (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #1 - 9,291 (+27.1%)
08/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #2 - 7,310 (-21.3%)
09/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #3 - 6,849 (-6.3%)
10/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #4 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #5 - 5,820 (???)
12/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #6 - 5,655 (-2.8%)
01/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #7 - 5,222 (-7.7%)
02/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #8 - 5,097 (-2.4%)
03/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #9 - 4,998 (-1.9%)
05/2014: Mass Effect Foundation #10 - 4,879 (-2.4%)
297. Wonderland Asylum (Zenescope)

05/2013: Madness of Wonderland #4 - 5,677

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01/2014: Wonderland Asylum #1 - 6,632 (+16.8%)
02/2014: Wonderland Asylum #2 - 5,185 (-21.8%)
03/2014: Wonderland Asylum #3 - 5,327 (+2.7%)
04/2014: Wonderland Asylum #4 - 5,585 (+4.8%)
05/2014: Wonderland Asylum #5 - 4,833 (-13.5%)
300. Prophet (Image)

05/2013: Prophet #35 - 5,522

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06/2013: Prophet #36 - 5,412 (-2.0%)
07/2013: Prophet #37 - 5,341 (-1.3%)
08/2013: Prophet #38 - 5,366 (+0.5%)
09/2013: Prophet #39 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Prophet #40 - ???? (???)
12/2013: Prophet #41 - ???? (???)
01/2014: Prophet #42 - 4,978 (???)
03/2014: Prophet #43 - ???? (???)
05/2014: Prophet #44 - 4,757 (???)

For the first time this month Diamond have made the entire top 400 available on its website. Unfortunately I’m not able to cover those titles in the same depth as the rest of the chart, as it would add another week to the production of the column, but I’m listing the notable books, largely in surprise at how low some of these books sell.

304 Clone #16 (Mr) – 4,593
309 Mark Waid Green Hornet #12 – 4,491
314 Bounce #12 – 4,364
319 Dark Horse Presents #36 – 4,087
328 Clive Barker Next Testament #9 – 3,764
330 X #13 – 3,722
332 Artifacts #37 – 3,717
338 Fathom Kiani Vol 3 #3 – 3,605
350 Sixth Gun #40 – 3,058
352 Suicide Risk #13 – 3,009
355 Gravel Combat Magician #4 – 2,953
357 Minimum Wage #5 – 2,878
365 Ordinary #1 – 2,740
373 A Voice In The Dark #7 – 2,472
380 Elephantmen #57 – 2,219
381 Bad Blood #5 – 2,203
384 Mice Templar Iv Legend #10 – 2,146
397 Star Mage #2 – 1,839

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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. Thanks for including the extra chart.

    I also think it’s important to show a wider range of the sales chart. It is rather amazing how some titles are barely hanging on, or even underwater in hopes that something will turn around.

    However, sometimes publishing even at low numbers still pays off when considering the possibility of a trade in the future — which can have some legs. Other than that, I’m sure many creators just *want* to tell their stories even against the odds. God bless them. I know I’m one.

    Nonetheless, it’s good to see a wider range. I might help spread the word and rally support. Often folks assume the book they love is doing okay because it continues to be published, but often readers are unaware of the sacrifices being made against the market. As I’ve always said… it’s not all that hard to break into comics, but it’s hard to STAY in comics.

  2. I love Suicide Risk. Shame it sells so few copies.

  3. And I love A Voice In The Dark.
    It should not be selling that low, either. It started out in the double digits.

    But when looking at ALL the numbers I often find it amazing that even A-list books start out very high and drop down to single digit numbers. It seems a title needs to start out with at least 17K+ so it can level out around 9K just so it can get legs and survive the drops.

    But it’s like this in a lot of industries. There are only so many winners, there’s usually a 10% top cream of the crop, and then there’s a wide range of folks supporting the industry at the base. It’s a tough nut to crack.

  4. tom_o says:

    Qucik Correction: At #181 Madame Frankenstein is written by Jamie S. Rich not Steve Niles (with art by Megan Levens.)

    Niles writes (with Damien Worn on art) Monsters & Madmen (at number 276). Niles also writes Frankenstein Alive, Alive (with Berni Wrightson), which isn’t on chart this month.

  5. Paul Houston says:

    Thanks for sharing those titles beyond #300. Yeah, it’s a surprise these titles sell so low, even the Publishing company can’t be making any money at these numbers?

  6. TotalSnorefest says:

    Shame to see The Last Broadcast (Archaia/Boom) debut so relatively low. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever read or anything, but I do like it so far. Lumberjanes meanwhile I expected to do a lot better, there’s been a lot of hype around it and the book is REALLY good. Lastly I gotta say the endless drops on Adventure Time are beginning to worry me. Not sure why that is, the quality hasn’t dropped at all since the start, there’s a reason they won an Eisner. Are people just over it after a while?

  7. Charles Skaggs says:

    I really don’t get why EAST OF WEST is losing a thousand copies a month. This series is some of Hickman’s best work yet and Nick Dragotta has been absolutely killing it.

    Ah, well. Here’s hoping HBO or Showtime will pick up the television rights and give this epic saga the audience it deserves…

  8. The dip on Rocket Girl #5 was frustrating. Although it’s not reflected in these estimates (due to reorders, int’l, &c), #4 was actually higher total sales than #3. And all the issues have sold out very quickly, and anecdotally there doesn’t seem to be copies left on retailers’ shelves. RG #5 sold out just as quick as previous issues, so the drop was puzzling. Although maybe ‘puzzling’ is the wrong word since these ostensibly odd things happening in the Direct Market are never a big surprise.

    We hoped #4/#5 would start a bit of a rebound. Of note: #4 was re-FOC’d. Image was initially concerned that would hurt sales, but there was a countervailing publicity push to highlight the previous sellouts. It all worked–the new FOC was much higher than initial orders and the first FOC. But by #5 it was apparently all forgotten! I think a lesson for creator-owned is that you have to be relentless with pushing info to retailers.

    #6 is going to be important. Hopefully we’ll bump sales up, post Vol 1 TPB. But with all channels, we’re banked through issue #10 where we’re making as much as a our M/DC rates. We’ll be able to clear $600/page (split commeasurate with M/DC rates for script/pencils/inks/colors) for 200 pages. No small feat, considering we retain ownership of the property. Beyond that we’ll have to see.

  9. And I see the Harvey Awards were just announced.
    A number of the titles selling *below* 300 are nominated for awards.

    Strange how that is.

  10. Jon Q. Citizen says:

    Great to see Godzilla selling well (probably because of the awesome movie!).
    Richard Starkings must be rich, because he’s been producing The Elephantmen for years now, hardly ever in the top 300, but the quality of writing and artwork hasn’t wavered….Thank You Mr. Starkings for making something you love….I love it too!!
    Won’t be surprised if Valiant calls it quits within the next 6 months, and puts the rights to it’s characters up for sale. They tried, they failed, I think they’ll move on….
    You are right about Caliban; it reminds me of Event Horizon as well, hopefully a movie in the future? Either way, great horror series….

  11. Suzene says:

    Sadly, a nice chunk of my pull list lives in that “barely hanging on” section: Elephantmen, Suicide Risk, Sixth Gun, etc. I don’t know how they do keep managing to put out books, I’m just glad they do.

  12. IDW has announced that Ghostbusters is ending with issue #20. This really bums me out because it was by far my favorite series. And the sales on other books I buy, Six Million Dollar Man, Flash Gordon, and Nightbreed, don’t fill me with much confidence. I fear my reading list is going to be getting smaller. :-(

  13. Alan Spinney says:

    The Bunker has been worth purchasing, I hope it finds more readers.

  14. Valiant is selling pretty well for a small publisher. I’m not sure why they should ‘close’ or why they ‘failed’.

  15. I’d probably be selling 3x our current numbers of Rocket Girl if it wasn’t for the foul language in it. Swap those “Shit!”s for “!@#$” and it becomes a fantastic all-ages title, instead of a PG-13 title.

    While it may not matter too much in the bigger markets, here in small-to-medium town America it can make a big difference to a parent whether there’s swearing or not.

  16. Christopher says:

    Sad to see Valiant struggling so much. They put out top-quality product, especially their lovely deluxe edition hardcovers. I still read most of their titles and they are mostly excellent (and even some of the lesser titles are at least good).

  17. Shawn Kane says:

    I buy all the Valiant books and the Dynamite Gold Key books also Flash Gordon. I hate that their numbers are low but I can understand to an extent with Valiant because the characters in the books are “shades of grey” and they can be hard to root for especially if you’re used to Marvel and DC’s heroes who may be flawed but are good at their core. You really don’t get that with Valiant’s character lineup. I’m especially bummed with Dynamite’s numbers because Magnus and Flash Gordon are two books that I’ve really enjoyed alot so far.

  18. Sean W says:

    Dynamite and the Burroughs estate apparently just came to an agreement regarding the Warlord of Mars comics, which will now allow Dynamite to use John Carter of Mars as the title. So I would imagine they’re waiting to relaunch a new series with that name, rather than just give up on the license & waste those negotiations.

  19. When is Fatale meant to finishing?

    @Blue – IDW are doing a ghostbusters & ninja turtles team up one shot or mini by the same creative team as the ghostbusters ongoing the month after it finishes.

  20. @James: The final issue of Fatale is #24, in stores very soon…

  21. PeterCSM730 says:

    When did Valiant’s Rai premiere? June? I’m going to miss Prophet. Me and apparently 4,000 other people. That’s interesting about the 12k mark being the same as working for the Big Two. That seems like it should be a very attainable mark but a lot of these books are selling less than I’d ever have guessed. To a lot of Indie books, proportionately, sell more trades than Marvel and DC? They seem like books that typically read better in book form (though I still buy the singles).

  22. James says:

    thanks dave.

  23. I also wish A Voice In The Dark in the Valiant books were doing better. Leaving DC comics behind when Nu52 wasn’t for me allowed me to try out more indie books and I’ll be so cross if they don’t make it. Also: Flash Gordon is an awesome book.

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