Indie Month-to-Month Sales November 2012

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201301160404 Indie Month to Month Sales November 2012

By Paul Mellerick

Walking Dead is only the number three indie book this month, as IDW’s My Little Pony, and Dynamite’s Masks take the top two spots on their first issues. Saga, Spawn & Adve

nture Time all see good jumps, and there are decent launches for Judge Dredd, Shadowman and Clone. Elsewhere it’s relatively quiet. There are a clutch of new books launching, notably Great Pacific, which is getting great write-ups, and the final series of Locke & Key, hitting new heights.

151 indie books charted this month, up on last month’s 135. The bottom book sold 4,341, down on last month’s 5,161. They sold approximately 1,615,140 in total, up on last month’s 1,405,112. Average sales are 10,696 per book, up on last month’s 10,408. UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

It was a poor month for risers. Out of the 151 books, only 16 went up in sales (compared to 35 last month), and 114 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Image claimed top indie publisher again this month, with 7.70% dollar share and a 6.67% market share, IDW have a 5.6% dollar share and 5.07% market share, Dark Horse have a 4.72% dollar share and a 3.75% market share, Dynamite have a 3.71% dollar share and 3.33% market share and Boom! Have a 1.90% dollar share and 1.81% market share, all up apart f

rom Image.

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

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

1. Walking Dead TP Vol 17 Something to Fear 		- 26,088
3. Adventure Time TP Vol 1 					- 7,272
7. Boys TP Vol 12 Bloody Doors Off 				- 5,321	
8. Walking Dead TP Vol 1 Days Gone Bye			- 5,167
11. Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol 2 					- 3,719
13. Saga TP Vol 1
			- 3,459
15. Naruto TP Vol 59						- 3,104
18. Tower Chronicles TP Vol 2 Geisthawk			- 2,968
19. Walking Dead TP Vol 2 Miles Behind Us			- 2,798
21. Sailor Moon TP Vol 8						- 2,485
24. Lobster Johnson TP Vol 2 Burning Hand			- 2,367
25. Walking Dead TP Vol 3 Safety Behind Bars			- 2,338
27. Savage Sword of Conan TP Vol 12 				- 2,285
29. Mass Effect TP
Vol 4 Homeworlds				- 2,109
30. Scene of The Crime Dlx HC					- 2,104
31. Rachel Rising TP Vol 2 Fear No Malus 			- 2,099
32. Bleach TP Vol 50						- 2,070
33. Angel & Faith TP Vol 2 Daddy Issues			- 2,067
35. Bleach TP Vol 51						- 2,037
37. Walking Dead Compendium TP Vol 2			- 1,981

Unsurprisingly the new Walking Dead collection sells more than the next five entries put together, with a further four Walking Dead books in this chart. The first Adventure Time collection sells very well, followed by the last Boys collection. The second volumes of Scott Pilgrim Color and Tower Chronicles also make the top 20, alongside the second month for Saga’s debut. Other than that, Dark Horse get four of their perennials appearing and the Manga triple-threat of Sailor Moon, Naruto and Bleach take another four places, with an Image reprint of Scene of the Crime and the second Rachel Rising collection rounding out the chart.

I’ve decided to try my colleag

ue Marc-Oliver Frisch’s countdown method this month, so we start with:

 

300. RIPD (Dark Horse)

11/2012: RIPD City of the Damned #1 - 4,341

Unfortunately for Dark Horse the publicity machine for the upcoming Ryan Reynolds/ Jeff Bridges film, that this mini prequels, hasn’t kicked into gear yet. Ergo very low sales. No doubt the collection will be coming out in time for the movie, and is obviously the focus. The film is based on an old Dark Horse series.

299. MacGyver Fugitive Gauntlet (Image)

10/2012: Macgyver Fugitive Gauntlet #1 - 7,477
11/2012: Macgyver Fugitive Gauntlet #2 - 4,366 (-41.6%)

A huge drop for everyone’s favourite DIY expert, showing there maybe isn’t much love for a comics version.

298. It Girl & The Atomics (Image)

08/2012: It Girl & The Atomics #1 - 6,503
09/2012: It Girl & The Atomics #2 - 6,641 (+2.1%)
10/2012: It Girl & The Atomics #3 - ???? (???)
11/2012: It Girl & The Atomics #4 - 4,366 (???)

Missing the chart last month, I can’t see these sales supporting this run for very long, sadly.

297. Sonic Super Digest (Archie)

11/2012: Sonic Super Digest #1 - 4,388

Not sure if this is reprint, or new stuff, but these are okay sales as Archie give Sonic a digest series similar to their Riverdale series.

296. Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories (Dark Horse)

08/2012: Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #1 - 9,511
09/2012: Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #2 - 6,511 (-31.5%)
10/2012: Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #3 - 5,201 (-20.1%)
11/2012: Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #4 - 4,439 (-14.6%)

This series hasn’t really found its level, with one issue to go.

295. Epic Kill (Image)

05/2012: Epic Kill #1 - 13,784
06/2012: Epic Kill #2 - 8,255 (-40.1%)
07/2012: Epic Kill #3 - 6,813 (-17.5%)
08/2012: Epic Kill #4 - 5,676 (-16.7%)
09/2012: Epic Kill #5 - 5,098 (-10.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Epic Kill #6 - 4,466 (-12.4%)

Another book in free-fall.

294. Peter Cannon Thunderbolt (Dynamite)

09/2012: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1 - 9,115
10/2012: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #2 - 5,694 (-37.5%)
11/2012: Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #3 - 4,526 (-20.5%)

And a third in a row dropping like a rock, not surprising I guess at this point in the chart. It has to be said, it’s a little boring.

293. Fanboys vs Zombies (Boom!)

04/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #1 - 25,935
05/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #2 - 8,534 (-65.5%)
06/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #3 - 8,942 (+4.8%)
07/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #4 - 6,882 (-23.0%)
08/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #5 - 5,521 (-19.8%)
09/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #6 - 5,215 (-5.5%)
10/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #7 - ???? (???)
11/2012: Fanboys vs Zombies #8 - 4,546 (???)

Another book that missed the chart last month, it seems to be starting to stabilize, although probably not at a high enough level to ensure its survival.

292. POTA Cataclysm (Boom!)

11/2011: Planet of the Apes #8 - 6,607 

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12/2011: Planet of the Apes #9 - 6,110 (-7.5%)
01/2012: Planet of the Apes #10 - 5,710 (-6.5%)
02/2012: Planet of the Apes #11 - 5,580 (-2.3%)
03/2012: Planet of the Apes #12 - 5,237 (-6.1%)
04/2012: Planet of the Apes #13 - 5,343 (+2.0%)
05/2012: Planet of the Apes #14 - 5,058 (-5.3%)
06/2012: Planet of the Apes #15 - 5,034 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Planet of the Apes #16 - 4,768 (-5.3%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #1 - 6,264 (+31.4%)
10/2012: Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #2 - ???? (???)
11/2012: Planet of the Apes Cataclysm #3 - 4,553 (???)

Already down below the level of the last series. It’s a great shame, as this is a really interesting book.

290. Savage Dragon (Image)

11/2011: Savage Dragon #176 - 4,583 

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12/2011: Savage Dragon #177 - 4,923 (+7.4%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Savage Dragon #178 - 4,684 (-4.9%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Savage Dragon #179 - 4,614 (-1.5%)
06/2012: Savage Dragon #180 - 4,595 (-0.4%)
07-08/2012: -
09/2012: Savage Dragon #181 - 4,556 (-0.8%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Savage Dragon #182 - 4,603 (+1.0%)

Really very solid this book, hovering resolutely just above 4,500 sales.

289. Ex Sanguine (Dark Horse)

10/2012: Ex Sanguine #1 - 7,448
11/2012: Ex Sanguine #2 - 4,643 (-37.7%)

Quite a big drop, maybe reflecting the fact that there are quite a few horror books around at the moment. I think this issue may have been slightly under-ordered.

288. Think Tank (Image)

08/2012: Think Tank #1 - 6,502
09/2012: Think Tank #2 - 5,713 (-12.1%)
10/2012: Think Tank #3 - 5,279 (-7.6%)
11/2012: Think Tank #4 - 4,656 (-11.8%)

The drops speed up, as the book goes on hiatus for a few months. That may not be the best move, as gaps in the schedule can sometimes hurt sales, but they may be hoping that the first trade collection does well enough to pull in some new readers.

287. Stumptown (Oni)

09/2012: Stumptown v2 #1 - 5,899
10/2012: Stumptown v2 #2 - ???? (???)
11/2012: Stumptown v2 #2 - 4,731 (???)

Missed the charts last month, but it hasn’t dropped too badly the last two issues overall. Next month will be more representative, if it makes the chart.

286. Hypernaturals (Boom!)

06/2012: Hypernaturals #1 - 10,854
07/2012: -
08/2012: Hypernaturals #2 - 7,110 (-34.5%)
09/2012: Hypernaturals #3 - 6,022 (-15.3%)
10/2012: Hypernaturals #4 - 5,516 (-8.4%)
11/2012: Hypernaturals #5 - 4,736 (-14.1%)

The drops are speeding up again. That annoys me, as I’m really enjoying the book, but it may be that the convoluted storylines that worked well with the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy and the Legion are a bit more difficult to follow with a bunch of completely new characters.

285. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)

11/2011: Death Valley #5 - 4,368 

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10/2012: Aftermath #1 - 6,568 (+50.4%)
11/2012: Aftermath #2 - 4,867 (-25.9%)
283. Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities (Dark Horse)

10/2012: Orm of Loch Ness #1 - 6,529 
11/2012: Orm of Loch Ness #2 - 4,903 (-24.9%)

Two titles with completely average second-issue drops.

282. Point of Impact (Image)

10/2012: Point of Impact #1 - 7,570
11/2012: Point of Impact #2 - 4,929 (-34.9%)

That’s a bit heavier than average however, not looking too good.

281. Fly (Zenescope)

06/2011: Fly #1 - 8,148
07/2011: Fly #2 - 6,133 (-24.7%)
08/2011: Fly #3 - 6,133 (0.0%)
09/2011: Fly #4 - 5,416 (-11.7%)

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11/2012:Fly Vol 2 #1 - 5,027 (-7.2%)

Over a year since the last series, but sales are somewhat below the end of the last series. I’m not sure if we’ll see it again in this chart.

280. Dark Shadows (Dynamite)

11/2011: Dark Shadows #1 - 9,090

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12/2011: Dark Shadows #2 - 7,407 (-18.5%)
01/2012: Dark Shadows #3 - 6,337 (-14.5%)
03/2012: Dark Shadows #4 - 6,050 (-4.5%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dark Shadows #5 - 5,746 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dark Shadows #6 - 5,283 (-8.1%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Dark Shadows #7 - 5,265 (-0.3%)
10/2012: Dark Shadows #8 - 5,161 (-2.0%)
10/2012: Dark Shadows #9 - ???? (???)
11/2012: Dark Shadows #10 - 5,027 (???)
278. Dark Shadows Vampirella (Dynamite)

08/2012:Dark Shadows Vampirella #1 - 7,899
09/2012:Dark Shadows Vampirella #2 - 6,497 (-17.7%)
10/2012:Dark Shadows Vampirella #3 - 5,566 (-14.3%)
11/2012:Dark Shadows Vampirella #4 - 5,125 (-7.9%)

The main series seems to be stabilizing, despite one issue missing the chart last month (issue 8 was the number 300 book).

277. Once & Future Tarzan (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Once & Future Tarzan One Shot - 5,129

A one-shot collecting a story from Dark Horse Presents, possibly something of a riposte to Dynamite’s unlicensed Lord of the Jungle.

276. Jennifer Blood First Blood (Dynamite)

09/2012: Jennifer Blood First Blood #1 - 6,372
10/2012: -
11/2012: Jennifer Blood First Blood #2 - 5,150 (-19.2%)

An okay second-issue drop by Dynamite standards.

275. Steed And Mrs Peel (Boom!)

01/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #1 - 6,937
02/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #2 - 4,945 (-28.7%)
03/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #3 - 4,921 (-0.5%)
04/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #4 - 4,723 (-4.0%)
05/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #5 - ???? (???%)
06/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #6 - 4,122 (???%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #0 - 7,274 (+76.5%)
09/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #1 - 6,985 (-4.0%)
10/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #2 - 5,725 (-18.0%)
11/2012: Steed And Mrs Peel #3 - 5,150 (-10.0%)

Maybe sort of starting to stabilize. It’s a very odd book though.

274. Godstorm (Zenescope)

09/2012: Godstorm #0 - ???? 
10/2012: Godstorm #1 - ???? 
11/2012: Godstorm #2 - 5,153 (???)

The first issue to chart, I think this is another Grimm Fairy Tales spin-off, but the worst performing one for a while.

273. Darkness (Image)

11/2011: Darkness #95 - 5,500

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12/2011: Darkness #96 - 5,939 (+8.0%)
01/2012: Darkness #97 - 5,328 (-10.3%)
01/2012: Darkness #98 - 5,316 (-0.2%)
02/2012: Darkness #99 - 5,893 (+10.9%)
02/2012: Darkness #100 - 11,363 (+92.8%)
03/2012: Darkness #101 - 7,214 (-36.5%)
04/2012: Darkness #102 - 5,963 (-17.3%)
05/2012: Darkness #103 - 6,140 (+3.0%)
06/2012: Darkness #104 - 5,823 (-5.2%)
07/2012: Darkness #105 - 5,515 (-5.3%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Darkness #106 - 5,113 (-7.3%)
10/2012: Darkness #107 - 5,296 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Darkness #108 - 5,176 (-2.3%)

Fairly stable the last few months.

272. Witchblade Demon Reborn (Dynamite)

08/2012: Witchblade Demon Reborn #1 - 7,151
08/2012: Witchblade Demon Reborn #2 - 5,919 (-17.2.%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Witchblade Demon Reborn #3 - 5,606 (-5.3.%)
11/2012: Witchblade Demon Reborn #4 - 5,256 (-6.2.%)

This month’s random Dynamite series starring another publisher’s characters.

271. D&D Forgotten Realms(IDW)

11/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #13 - 7,902

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12/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #14 - 7,585 (-4.0%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Dungeons and Dragons #15 - 7,540 (-0.6%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Eberron Annual 2012 #1 - 5,452
05/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #1 - 9,005 (+19.4%)
06/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #2 - 7,225 (-19.8%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #3 - ???? (???)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #4 - 5,737 (???)
11/2012: Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms #5 - 5,270 (-8.4%)

Dropping with no end in sight.

270. GFT: Myths & Legends (Zenescope)

11/2011: Myths and Legends #9 - 6,757

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12/2011: Myths and Legends #10 - 6,242 (-7.6%)
01/2012: Myths and Legends #11 - 6,190 (-0.8%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #12 - 5,922 (-4.3%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #13 - 5,734 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Myths and Legends #14 - 5,615 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Myths and Legends #15 - 5,359 (-4.6%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #16 - 5,591 (+4.3%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #17 - 5,761 (+3.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Myths and Legends #18 - 5,720 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Myths and Legends #19 - 5,547 (-3.0%)
09/2012: Myths and Legends #20 - 5,674 (+2.3%)
10/2012: Myths and Legends #21 - 5,552 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Myths and Legends #22 - 5,544 (-0.1%)
11/2012: Myths and Legends #23 - 5,319 (-4.1%)

A bit of a drop, but overall this is a pretty stable series.

269. The Creep (Dark Horse)

08/2012: The Creep #0 - 8,185
09/2012: The Creep #1 - 7,236 (-11.6%)
10/2012: The Creep #2 - 5,958 (-17.7%)
11/2012: The Creep #3 - 5,375 (-9.8%)

Starting to level out with one issue to go.

267. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

11/2011: Dark Horse Presents #6 - 7,017

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12/2011: Dark Horse Presents #7 - 7,849 (+11.9%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #8 - 7,936 (+1.1%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #9 - 7,751 (-2.3%)
03/2012: Dark Horse Presents #10 - 6,881 (-11.2%)
04/2012: Dark Horse Presents #11 - 7,118 (+3.4%)
05/2012: Dark Horse Presents #12 - 7,281 (+2.3%)
06/2012: Dark Horse Presents #13 - 7,132 (-2.0%)
07/2012: Dark Horse Presents #14 - 6,448 (-9.6%)
08/2012: Dark Horse Presents #15 - 6,154 (-4.6%)
09/2012: Dark Horse Presents #16 - 5,765 (-6.3%)
10/2012: Dark Horse Presents #17 - 5,546 (-3.8%)
11/2012: Dark Horse Presents #18 - 5,400 (-2.6%)

In a slow decline.

266. Popeye (IDW)

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

Ouch, the biggest drop yet, percentage-wise.

265. Green Hornet (Dynamite)

11/2011: Green Hornet #19 - 8,799

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12/2011: Green Hornet #20 - 8,297 (-5.7%)
01/2012: Green Hornet #21 - 8,043 (-3.1%)
01/2012: Green Hornet Annual #2 - 5,226 (-35.0%)
02/2012: Green Hornet #22 - 7,789 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Green Hornet #23 - 7,087 (-9.0%)
04/2012: Green Hornet #24 - 6,751 (-4.7%)
05/2012: Green Hornet #25 - 6,641 (-1.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Green Hornet #26 - 6,413 (-3.4%)
08/2012: Green Hornet #27 - 6,071 (-5.3%)
09/2012: Green Hornet #28 - 5,939 (-2.2%)
10/2012: Green Hornet #29 - 5,812 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Green Hornet #30 - 5,669 (-2.5%)
11/2012: Green Hornet #31 - 5,458 (-3.7%)

At this rate of sales decay it can probably be sustained for a bit longer, but it has to be approaching a point at which it isn’t profitable to publish.

263. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

11/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #65 - 5,402

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12/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #66 - 5,303 (-1.8%)
01/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #67 - 5,192 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #68 - 5,322 (+2.5%)
03/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #69 - 5,214 (-2.0%)
04/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #70 - 5,281 (+1.3%)
05/2012: Bart Simpsons Pal Milhouse #1 - 7,862
05/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #71 - 5,418 (+2.6%)
06/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #72 - 5,552 (+2.5%)
07/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #73 - 5,502 (-0.9%)
08/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #74 - 5,472 (-0.5%)
09/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #75 - 5,348 (-0.5%)
10/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #76 - 5,495 (+2.7%)
11/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #77 - 5,470 (-0.5%)

Stable.

262. Mind MGMT (Dark Horse)

05/2012: Mind MGMT #1 - 7,537
06/2012: Mind MGMT #2 - 5,566 (-26.2%)
08/2012: Mind MGMT #3 - 5,579 (+0.2%)
08/2012: Mind MGMT #4 - ???? (???%)
09/2012: Mind MGMT #5 - 5,017 (???%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Mind MGMT #0 - 5,526 (+10.1%)

A decent increase, perhaps reflecting critical acclaim.

261. Hellraiser (Boom!) 

11/2011: Hellraiser #7 - 9,263

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12/2011: Hellraiser #8 - 9,059 (-2.2%)
01/2012: Hellraiser #9 - 8,382 (-7.5%)
02/2012: Hellraiser #10 - 8,076 (-3.7%)
02/2012: Hellraiser #11 - 7,676 (-5.0%)
03/2012: Hellraiser #12 - 7,329 (-4.5%)
04/2012: Hellraiser #13 - 6,855 (-6.5%)
04/2012: Hellraiser Annual #1 - 6,283
05/2012: Hellraiser #14 - 6,707 (-2.2%)
07/2012: Hellraiser #15 - 6,704 (0%)
07/2012: Hellraiser #16 - 6,198 (-7.5%)
08/2012: Hellraiser #17 - 6,064 (-2.2%)
09/2012: Hellraiser #18 - 5,852 (-3.5%)
10/2012: Hellraiser #19 - 5,812 (-0.7%)
11/2012: Hellraiser #20 - 5,558 (-4.4%)
256, 284. Hellraiser Road Below (Boom!)

11/2012: Hellraiser Road Below #1 - 5,647
11/2012: Hellraiser Road Below #2 - 4,896 (-13.3%)

The last issue of the main series, relaunching next month, with a mini-series bridging the gap, and selling around the same level.

259. Mega Man (Archie) 

11/2011: Mega Man #7 - 7,500

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12/2011: Mega Man #8 - 7,092 (-5.4%)
01/2012: Mega Man #9 - 7,540 (+6.3%)
02/2012: Mega Man #10 - 6,163 (-18.3%)
03/2012: Mega Man #11 - 6,182 (+0.3%)
04/2012: Mega Man #12 - 6,006 (-2.8%)
05/2012: Mega Man #13 - 6,273 (+4.4%)
06/2012: Mega Man #14 - 5,906 (-5.9%)
07/2012: Mega Man #15 - 5,934 (+0.5%)
08/2012: Mega Man #16 - 6,044 (+1.9%)
09/2012: Mega Man #17 - 6,638 (+9.8%)
10/2012: Mega Man #18 - 6,557 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Mega Man #19 - 5,618 (-14.3%)

Yikes, that’s a big drop, taking it to its lowest level yet.

258. GFT Bad Girls (Zenescope)

07/2012: GFT Bad Girls #1 - 6,636
09/2012: GFT Bad Girls #2 - 6,143 (-7.4%)
10/2012: GFT Bad Girls #3 - 5,966 (-2.8%)
11/2012: GFT Bad Girls #4 - 5,620 (-5.8%)

An average but pretty stable performance for this Grimm Fairy Tales spin-off, with one issue to go

257. Where is Jake Ellis? (Image)

11/2012: Where Is Jake Ellis? #1 - 5,622

I’m a bit surprised this isn’t selling better, the last series was excellent and Tonci Zonjic’s art is great.

255. Prophecy (Dynamite)

05/2012: Prophecy #1 - 11,124
07/2012: Prophecy #2 - 8,844 (-20.5%)
08/2012: Prophecy #3 - 6,946 (-21.5%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Prophecy #4 - 6,268 (-9.8%)
11/2012: Prophecy #5 - 5,733 (-8.5%)

Not really stabilizing very quickly.

254. Prophet (Image)

01/2012: Prophet #21 - 6,029
02/2012: Prophet #22 - 6,030 (0%)
03/2012: Prophet #23 - 6,289 (+4.3%)
04/2012: Prophet #24 - 6,639 (+5.6%)
05/2012: Prophet #25 - 6,390 (-3.7%)
06/2012: Prophet #26 - 6,275 (-1.8%)
07/2012: Prophet #27 - 6,117 (-2.5%)
08/2012: Prophet #28 - 5,969 (-2.4%)
09/2012: Prophet #29 - 5,991 (+0.4%)
10/2012: Prophet #30 - 5,927 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Prophet #31 - 5,771 (-2.6%)

This, on the other hand, is pretty stable, and still getting lots of good word-of-mouth. The trade is selling well too, I understand.

253. Vampirella Red Room (Dynamite)

04/2012: Red Room #1 - 8,012
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Room #2 - 6,317 (-21.2%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Red Room #3 - 5,938 (-6.0%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Red Room #4 - 5,819 (-2.0%)

This has found its level very quickly.

252. Battlefields (Dynamite)

11/2012: Battlefields #1 - 5,863

Garth Ennis’ war series returns for a third round. These books should sell better, there are an awful lot of Ennis fans who are obviously not reading these, more fool them. It’s one of the best series he writes.

251. Guarding The Globe (Image)

09/2012: Guarding The Globe #1 - 10,183
10/2012: Guarding The Globe #2 - 7,104 (-30.2%)
11/2012: Guarding The Globe #3 - 5,871 (-17.4%)

I would be very surprised if this series lasts very long. It’s just a bit too generic, to be honest, it’s not bad, just nothing special.

249. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

11/2011: Red Sonja #59 - 7,759

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12/2011: Red Sonja #60 - 8,052 (+3.8%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #61 - 7,464 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Red Sonja #62 - 7,160 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Red Sonja Raven - 4,942
02/2012: Red Sonja #63 - 7,095 (-0.9%)
02/2012: Red Sonja #64 - 6,977 (-1.7%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Red Sonja #65 - 6,732 (-3.5%)
05/2012: Red Sonja #66 - 6,650 (-1.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Sonja #67 - 6,515 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Red Sonja #68 - 6,428 (-1.3%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Red Sonja #69 - 6,176 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Red Sonja #70 - 6,103 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Red Sonja #71 - 6,048 (-0.9%)

Another long-running Dynamite book slowly dwindling away, but there’s probably a good bit of mileage left yet.

248. Hack Slash (Image)

11/2011: Hack Slash #9 - 7,907

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12/2011: Hack Slash #10 - 7,033 (-11.0%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #11 - 6,974 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Hack Slash Annual 2011 - 6,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: Hack Slash #12 - 6,621 (-5.1%)
02/2012: Hack Slash #13 - 6,483 (-2.1%)
03/2012: Hack Slash #14 - 6,381 (-1.6%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Hack Slash #15 - 6,310 (-1.1%)
06/2012: Hack Slash #16 - 6,391 (+1.3%)
07/2012: Hack Slash #17 - 6,296 (-1.5%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Hack Slash #18 - 6,376 (+1.3%)
10/2012: Hack Slash #19 - 6,209 (-2.6%)
11/2012: Hack Slash #20 - 6,091 (-1.9%)

Relatively solid over the last 6 months.

247. Flash Gordon Zeitgeist (Dynamite)

11/2011: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #1 - 18,288

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12/2011: -
01/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #2 - 8,611 (-52.9%)
02/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #3 - 7,203 (-16.4%)
03/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #4 - 6,934 (-3.7%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: -
06/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #5 - 6,545 (-5.6%)
07/2012: 
08/2012: -
09/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #6 - 6,500 (-0.7%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #7 - 6,142 (-5.5%)

Looked like it might be stabilizing last issue, apparently it still has a little way to go.

246. The Crow (IDW)

07/2012: The Crow #1 - 18,689
08/2012: The Crow #2 - 11,021 (-41.0%)
09/2012: The Crow #3 - 8,649 (-21.5%)
10/2012: The Crow #4 - 7,115 (-17.7%)
11/2012: The Crow #5 - 6,163 (-13.4%)

The last issue, you’d think IDW will be hoping for an improvement next month with the new series from James O’Barr.

245. GFT Sleepy Hollow (Zenescope)

10/2012: GFT Sleepy Hollow #1 - 6,725
11/2012: GFT Sleepy Hollow #2 - 6,216 (-7.6%)

A good second issue drop, firmly in the regular GFT sales range.

244. The Spider (Dynamite)

05/2012: The Spider #1 - 12,547
06/2012: The Spider #2 - 8,680 (-30.8%)
07/2012: The Spider #3 - 8,907 (+2.6%)
08/2012: The Spider #4 - 7,956 (-10.7%)
09/2012: The Spider #5 - 6,985 (-12.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: The Spider #6 - 6,283 (-10.0%)

Still a ways away from stabilizing, despite good reviews.

243. Supurbia (Boom!)

03/2012: Supurbia #1 - 4,626
04/2012: Supurbia #2 - ???? (???%)
05/2012: Supurbia #3 - ???? (???%)
06/2012: Supurbia #4 - 3,920 (???%)
07-10/2012: -
11/2012: Supurbia Ongoing #1 - 6,288 (+37.7%)

A big increase for the new series, doubtless due to the attention the last series got online.

242. Multiple Warheads (Image)

10/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #1 - 8,488
11/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet to Infinity #2 - 6,318 (-25.6%)

An average second-issue drop for this wonderful series. It wouldn’t surprise me if it goes back up a little next month, word-of-mouth has been excellent.

241. Borderlands Origins (IDW)

11/2012: Borderlands Origins #1 - 6,409

A tie-in to the console shooter, giving a little background to the characters. It’s gone to second print, so obviously a bit under-ordered.

240. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

11/2011: Jennifer Blood #6 - 11,660

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12/2011: Jennifer Blood #7 - 11,522 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Jennifer Blood #8 - 10,767 (-6.5%)
02/2012: Jennifer Blood #9 - 9,906 (-8.0%)
03/2012: Jennifer Blood #10 - 9,421 (-4.9%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #11 - 8,975 (-4.7%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #12 - 8,350 (-7.0%)
05/2012: Jennifer Blood #13 - 7,997 (-4.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Jennifer Blood #14 - 7,889 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Jennifer Blood Annual #1 - 6,068 
08/2012: Jennifer Blood #15 - 7,491 (-5.0%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #16 - 7,208 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Jennifer Blood #17 - 6,942 (-3.7%)
10/2012: Jennifer Blood #18 - 6,620 (-4.6%)
11/2012: Jennifer Blood #19 - 6,421 (-3.0%)

Dropping, but well above some of their licensed books and probably cheaper to produce, so there’s life in it yet. It’s actually quite a good read now.

239. Futurama Comics (Bongo)

11/2011: Futurama Comics #58 - 6,138

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12/2011-01/2012: -
02/2012: Futurama Comics #59 - 6,136 (0%)
03/2012: Futurama Comics #60 - 6,053 (-1.3%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Futurama Comics #61 - 6,271 (+3.6%)
06-07/2012: -
08/2012: Futurama Comics #62 - 6,548 (+4.4%)
09/2012: Futurama Comics #63 - 6,548 (0%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Futurama Comics #64 - 6,435 (-1.7%)

A very slight dip, but overall very stable.

238. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

11/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 - 22,898

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12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 - 19,689 (-14.0%)
01/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 - 18,773 (-4.7%)
02/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7 - 18,769 (0%)
03/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 - 18,775 (0%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 - 19,116 (28,554)(+1.8%)
04/2012: TMNT Turtles Archie 100 Pg Spectacular - 4,163
05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)
08/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13 - 18,342 (-2.4%)
09/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 - 17,682 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15 - 17,591 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012 - 16,274
11/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16 - 17,140 (-2.6%)

Standard attrition.

237. Peanuts (Boom!)

11/2011: Peanuts #0 - 22,644

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12/2012: -
01/2012: Peanuts #1 - 11,994 (-47.0%)
02/2012: Peanuts #2 - 10,584 (-11.8%)
03/2012: Peanuts #3 - 10,188 (-3.7%)
04/2012: Peanuts #4 - 10,216 (+0.3%)
05-07/2012: -
08/2012: Peanuts v2 #1 - 9,936 (-2.7%)
09/2012: Peanuts v2 #2 - 7,955 (-19.9%)
10/2012: Peanuts v2 #3 - 7,393 (-7.1%)
11/2012: Peanuts v2 #4 - 6,554 (-11.3%)

A pretty hefty drop, probably not sustainable if they continue.

236. Lord of the Jungle (Dynamite)

01/2012: Lord of the Jungle #1 - 25,212
02/2012: Lord of the Jungle #2 - 10,525 (-58.3%)
03/2012: Lord of the Jungle #3 - 9,311 (-11.5%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Lord of the Jungle #4 - 8,829 (-5.2%)
05/2012: Lord of the Jungle Annual #1 - 5,874
06/2012: Lord of the Jungle #5 - 8,768 (-0.7%)
07/2012: Lord of the Jungle #6 - 8,169 (-6.8%)
08/2012: Lord of the Jungle #7 - 7,664 (-6.2%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Lord of the Jungle #8 - 7,092 (-7.5%)
11/2012: Lord of the Jungle #9 - 6,576 (-7.3%)

In freefall.

235. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

11/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #65 - 6,389

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12/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #66 - 7,366 (+15.3%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #67 - 6,998 (-5.0%)
03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #68 - 7,029 (+0.4%)
03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #69 - 6,695 (-4.8%)
03/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #70 - 6,724 (+0.4%)
04/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #71 - 6,820 (+1.4%)
04/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #72 - 6,590 (-3.4%)
05/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #73 - 6,757 (+2.5%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #74 - 6,988 (+3.4%)
06/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 - 6,136
07/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #75 - 11,108 (+59.0%)
08/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #76 - 6,919 (-37.7%)
09/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #77 - 6,847 (-1.0%)
10/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #78 - 6,888 (+0.6%)
11/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #79 - 6,653 (-3.4%)

A bit of a drop, but still within the usual sales range.

233. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

10/2012: Robyn Hood #1 - 11,330
10/2012: Robyn Hood #2 - 6,963 (-38.5%)
11/2012: Robyn Hood #3 - 6,742 (-3.2%)

Very quickly leveling out.

234. Cobra Ongoing (IDW)

11/2011: Cobra #7 - 7,177

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12/2011: Cobra #8 - 8,381 (+16.8%)
01/2012: Cobra #9 - 8,249 (-1.6%)
01/2012: Cobra Annual 2012 Origin Of Cobra Commander #1 - 7,235
02/2012: Cobra #10 - 8,134 (-1.4%)
03/2012: Cobra #11 - 7,966 (-2.1%)
04/2012: Cobra #12 - 8,090 (+1.6%)
05/2012: Cobra #13 - 8,115 (+0.3%)
06/2012: Cobra #14 - 7,874 (-3.0%)
07/2012: Cobra #15 - 7,619 (-3.2%)
08/2012: Cobra #16 - 7,328 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Cobra #17 - 7,112 (-2.9%)
10/2012: Cobra #18 - 6,873 (-3.4%)
11/2012: Cobra #19 - 6,668 (-3.0%)
232. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (IDW)

11/2011: Snake Eyes #7 - 8,692 

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12/2011: Snake Eyes #8 - 8,446 (-2.8%)
01/2012: Snake Eyes #9 - 8,328 (-1.4%)
02/2012: Snake Eyes #10 - 8,186 (-1.7%)
03/2012: Snake Eyes #11 - 8,120 (-0.8%)
04/2012: Snake Eyes #12 - 8,164 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13 - 8,567 (+4.7%)
06/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14 - 8,104 (-5.4%)
07/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15 - 7,890 (-2.6%)
08/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #16 - 7,632 (-3.3%)
09/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17 - 7,391 (-3.2%)
10/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #18 - 7,151 (-3.2%)
11/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #19 - 6,846 (-4.3%)

Both in slow decline.

231. True Blood (IDW)

11/2011: True Blood French Quarter #3 - 10,118

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12/2011: True Blood French Quarter #4 - 9,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: True Blood French Quarter #5 - 9,260 (-3.9%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: True Blood French Quarter #6 - 8,909 (-3.8%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: True Blood Ongoing #1 - 10,615 (+19.1%)
06/2012: True Blood Ongoing #2 - 8,943 (-15.8%)
07/2012: True Blood Ongoing #3 - 8,449 (-5.5%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #4 - 7,932 (-6.1%)
09/2012: True Blood Ongoing #5 - 7,480 (-5.7%)
10/2012: True Blood Ongoing #6 - 7,232 (-3.3%)
11/2012: True Blood Ongoing #7 - 6,849 (-5.3%)

In not-so-slow decline.

230. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

11/2011: Simpsons Comics #184 - 6,853

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12/2011: Simpsons Comics #185 - 6,796 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Simpsons Super Spectacular #14 - 4,481
01/2012: Simpsons Comics #186 - 6,638 (-2.3%)
02/2012: Ralph Wiggum Comics #1 - 7,586
02/2012: Simpsons Comics #187 - 6,800 (+2.4%)
03/2012: Simpsons Comics #188 - 6,741 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Simpsons Comics #189 - 6,754 (+0.2%)
05/2012: Simpsons Comics #190 - 6,779 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Simpsons Comics #191 - 7,063 (+4.2%)
06/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #15 - 4,953 (+10.5%)
07/2012: Simpsons Comics #192 - 6,917 (-2.1%)
08/2012: L'il Homer #1 - 8,200
08/2012: Simpsons Comics #193 - 7,005 (+1.3%)
09/2012: Simpsons Comics #194 - 6,861 (-2.1%)
10/2012: Maggie #1 - 7,785
10/2012: Simpsons Comics #195 - 6,991 (+1.9%)
11/2012: Simpsons Comics #196 - 6,902 (-1.3%)

Stable.

229. EA Poe Conqueror Worm One-Shot

11/2012: EA Poe Conqueror Worm One-Shot - 6,930

More accurately described as Richard Corben’s Edgar Allen Poe’s Conqueror Worm, as Corben brings his pen to one of the few classic horrors he hasn’t yet adapted.

228. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW)

11/2011: Ghostbusters #3 - 9,268

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12/2011: Ghostbusters #4 - 9,558 (+3.1%)
01/2012: Ghostbusters #5 - 8,878 (-7.1%)

02/2012: Ghostbusters #6 - 8,513 (-4.1%)
03/2012: Ghostbusters #7 - 8,248 (-3.1%)
04/2012: Ghostbusters #8 - 8,297 (+0.6%)
05/2012: Ghostbusters #9 - 9,133 (+10.1%)
06/2012: Ghostbusters #10 - 8,207 (-10.1%)
07/2012: Ghostbusters #11 - 7,809 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Ghostbusters #12 - 7,567 (-3.1%)
09/2012: Ghostbusters #13 - 7,435 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Ghostbusters #14 - 7,137 (-4.0%)
11/2012: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,938 (-2.8%)

About to be relaunched with a stand-in team of ‘Busters.

227. Harvest (Image)

08/2012: Harvest #1 - 8,189
09/2012: Harvest #2 - 6,788 (-17.1%)
10/2012: Harvest #3 - 7,098 (+4.6%)
11/2012: Harvest #4 - 7,006 (-1.3%)

Pretty solid with this penultimate issue.

226. Sonic Universe (Archie)

11/2011: Sonic Universe #34 - 7,117

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12/2011: Sonic Universe #35 - 6,912 (-2.9%)
01/2012: Sonic Universe #36 - 6,725 (-2.7%)
02/2012: Sonic Universe #37 - 6,793 (+1.0%)
03/2012: Sonic Universe #38 - 6,877 (+1.2%)
04/2012: Sonic Universe #39 - 6,860 (-0.2%)
05/2012: Sonic Universe #40 - 7,077 (+3.2%)
06/2012: Sonic Universe #41 - 7,197 (+1.7%)
07/2012: Sonic Universe #42 - 8,061 (+12.0%)
08/2012: Sonic Universe #43 - 6,901 (-16.8%)
09/2012: Sonic Universe #44 - 6,860 (-0.6%)
10/2012: Sonic Universe #45 - 7,109 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Sonic Universe #46 - 7,038 (-1.0%)

Stable.

224. Kevin Smith's Bionic Man (Dynamite)

11/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #4 - 10,746

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12/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #5 - 9,825 (-8.6%)
02/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #6 - 9,640 (-1.9%)
02/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #7 - 8,873 (-8.0%)
03:2012: -
04/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #8 - 8,988 (+1.3%)
05/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #9 - 8,540 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #10 - 8,479 (-0.7%)
07/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #11 - 8,027 (-5.3%)
08/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #12 - 7,903 (-1.5%)
09/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #13 - 7,366 (-6.8%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #14 - 7,123 (-3.3%)

In slow-ish decline.

 223. Tarot (Broadsword)

11/2011: Tarot #71 - 6,677

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12/2011: -
01/2012: Tarot #72 - 6,859 (+2.7%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Tarot #73 - 6,672 (-2.7%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Tarot #74 - 6,970 (+4.5%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Tarot #75 - 7,190 (+3.2%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Tarot #76 - 6,955 (-3.3%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Tarot #77 - 7,173 (+3.1%)

An increase of the sort that this title regularly sees, probably down to an attractive variant.

222. Mars Attacks (IDW)

06/2012: Mars Attacks #1 - 43,514
07/2012: Mars Attacks #2 - 10,744 (-75.3%)
08/2012: Mars Attacks #3 - 9,225 (-14.1%)
09/2012: Mars Attacks #4 - 8,194 (-11.2%)
10/2012: Mars Attacks Holidays One Shot - 5,723
11/2012: Mars Attacks #5 - 7,321 (-10.6%)

Dropping off quite quickly, whether IDW’s crossover of the title with some of their other books next month might help arrest the decline remains to be seen.

219. Damsels (Dynamite)

09/2012: Damsels #1 - 13,201
10/2012: Damsels #2 - 9,029 (-31.6%)
11/2012: Damsels #3 - 7,388 (-18.2%)

Not settling too quickly.

218. Planetoid (Image)

06/2012: Planetoid #1 - 12,057
07/2012: Planetoid #2 - 7,858 (-34.8%)
08/2012: Planetoid #3 - 6,524 (-17.0%)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Planetoid #4 - 7,422 (+13.8%)

A very big increase, despite the delayed issue, presumably down to good reviews.

217. Black Kiss 2 (Image)

08/2012: Black Kiss 2 #1 - 10,835
09/2012: Black Kiss 2 #2 - 8,362 (-22.8%)
10/2012: Black Kiss 2 #3 - 7,480 (-10.5%)
11/2012: Black Kiss 2 #4 - 7,449 (-0.4%)

This seems to have found its level pretty fast.

216. Wonderland (Zenescope)

07/2012: Wonderland #1 - 16,909 
07/2012: Wonderland Annual 2012 - 6,199
08/2012: -
09/2012: Wonderland #2 - 10,299 (-39.1%)
09/2012: Wonderland #3 - 7,829 (-24.0%)
10/2012: Wonderland #4 - 7,849 (+0.2%)
11/2012: Wonderland #5 - 7,590 (-3.3%)

Zenescope’s best selling book seems to be settling down sales-wise.

214. Spongebob Comics (Bongo)

11/2011: -

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12/2011: Spongebob Comics #6 - 7,334 (-6.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Spongebob Comics #7 - 7,573 (+3.3%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Spongebob Comics #8 - 7,907 (+4.4%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Spongebob Comics #9 - 7,981 (+0.9%)
07/2012: Spongebob Comics #10 - 8,092 (+1.4%)
08/2012: Spongebob Comics #11 - 7,972 (-1.5%)
09/2012: Spongebob Comics #12 - 7,767 (-2.6%)
10/2012: Spongebob Comics #13 - 7,866 (+1.3%)
11/2012: Spongebob Comics #14 - 7,629 (-3.0%)

A slight drop, but sales are still above where it started the year.

213. Colder (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Colder #1 - 7,670

A slightly odd horror series, with a very interesting bad-guy.

212. Godzilla(IDW)

11/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,879

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12/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294 (-5.9%)
01/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #11 - 8,676 (-6.6%)
02/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 - 8,509 (-1.9%)
03-04/2012: -
05/2012: Godzilla #1 - 11,994 (+41.0%)
06/2012: Godzilla #2 - 9,753 (-18.7%)
07/2012: Godzilla #3 - 9,281 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Godzilla #4 - 8,767 (-5.5%)
09/2012: Godzilla #5 - 8,597 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Godzilla #6 - 8,129 (-5.2%)
11/2012: Godzilla #7 - 7,688 (-5.4%)

Still nowhere near stability.

211. GI Joe (IDW)

11/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #7 - 9,686

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12/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #8 - 10,059 (+3.9%)
01/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #9 - 9,701 (-3.6%)
02/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #10 - 9,458 (-2.5%)
03/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #11 - 9,322 (-1.4%)
04/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #12 - 9,270 (-0.6%)
05/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #13 - 9,391 (+1.3%)
06/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #14 - 8,921 (-5.0%)
07/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #15 - 8,667 (-2.8%)
08/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #16 - 8,348 (-3.7%)
09/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #17 - 8,138 (-2.5%)
10/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #18 - 7,916 (-2.7%)
11/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #19 - 7,736 (-2.3%)
209. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

11/2011: Real American Hero #172 - 9,316

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12/2011: Real American Hero #173 - 8,632 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Real American Hero #174 - 8,926 (+3.4%)
02/2012: Real American Hero #175 - 8,777 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Real American Hero Annual #1 - 7,573 (-13.7%)
03/2012: Real American Hero #176 - 8,622 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Real American Hero #177 - 8,815 (+2.2%)
05/2012: Real American Hero #178 - 8,804 (-0.1%)
06/2012: Real American Hero #179 - 8,763 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Real American Hero #180 - 8,845 (+0.9%)
08/2012: Real American Hero #181 - 8,525 (-3.6%)
09/2012: Real American Hero #182 - 8,239 (-3.4%)
10/2012: Real American Hero #183 - 8,174 (-0.8%)
11/2012: Real American Hero #184 - 7,962 (-2.6%)

Both declining, but the main book gets a relaunch in February in preparation for the new film.

210. Kiss (IDW)

06/2012: Kiss #1 - 20,518
07/2012: Kiss #2 - 13,428 (-34.6%)
08/2012: Kiss #3 - 11,941 (-11.1%)
09/2012: Kiss #4 - 10,288 (-13.8%)
10/2012: Kiss #5 - 9,490 (-7.8%)
11/2012: Kiss #6 - 7,866 (-17.1%)

Heading towards rock bottom.

208. Baltimore (Dark Horse)

11/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #4 - 8,567

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12/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #5 - 8,105 (-5.4%) 
01-05/2012: -
06/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #1 - 9,671 (+19.3%)
07/2012: Baltimore Dr Leskovars Remedy #2 - 7,974 (-17.5%)
08-10/2012: -
11/2012: Baltimore The Play One-Shot - 7,971 (0%)

Pretty solid for this one-shot.

206. The Goon (Dark Horse)

11/2011: The Goon #36 - 8,757

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12/2011: -
01/2012: The Goon #37 - 8,789 (+0.4%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: The Goon #38 - 8,034 (-8.6%)
04/2012: The Goon #39 - 8,300 (+3.3%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: The Goon #40 - 8,364 (+0.7%)
08/2012: The Goon #41 - 8,287 (-0.9%)
09/2012: The Goon #42 - 8,142 (-1.7%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: The Goon #43 - 8,085 (-0.7%)

Very, very stable at the moment.

204, 205. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

11/2011: Crossed Psychopath #5 - 9,524

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12/2011: Crossed Psychopath #6 - 8,331 (-12.5%)
12/2011: Crossed Badlands Opening Salvo - 3,287
01/2012: Crossed Psychopath #7 - 7,606 (-8.7%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Crossed Badlands #1 - 12,068 (+58.7%)
03/2012: Crossed Badlands #2 - 10,739 (-11.0%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #3 - 9,824 (-8.5%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #4 - 9,049 (-7.9%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #5 - 9,746 (+7.7%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #6 - 9,285 (-5.0%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #7 - 9,875 (+6.4%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #8 - 9,552 (-3.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #9 - 9,520 (-0.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #10 - 9,205 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #11 - 9,215 (+0.1%)
08/2012: Crossed Badlands #12 - 8,900 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Crossed Badlands #13 - 8,882 (-0.2%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #15 - 8,629 (-2.8%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #16 - 8,395 (-2.7%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #17 - 8,319 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #18 - 8,150 (-2.0%)

This seems to have roughly found a level.

203. Morning Glories (Image) 

11/2011: Morning Glories #14 - 9,850

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12/2011: -
01/2012: Morning Glories #15 - 9,565 (-2.9%)
02/2012: Morning Glories #16 - 9,260 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Morning Glories #17 - 8,978 (-3.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Morning Glories #18 - 8,953 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Morning Glories #19 - 8,931 (-0.2%)
07/2012: Morning Glories #20 - 9,027 (+1.1%)
08/2012: Morning Glories #21 - 8,686 (-3.8%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Morning Glories #22 - 8,562 (-1.4%)
11/2012: Morning Glories #23 - 8,355 (-2.4%)

I screwed up the percentile drop last month, misplacing a decimal point and stating it had dropped very badly. In fact it’s one of the more solid performers at the moment.

202. Stormdogs (Image)

11/2012: Stormdogs #1 - 8,389

A new sci-fi series from the British team of David Hine and Dougie Braithwaite, with reasonable sales.

201. 47 Ronin (Dark Horse)

11/2012: 47 Ronin #1 - 8,488

While Usagi is on hiatus, Stan Sakai joins publisher Mike Richardson to adapt this classic Japanese tale.

200. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

08/2012: Pathfinder #1 - 14,277
09/2012: -
10/2012: Pathfinder #2 - 9,362 (-34.4%)
11/2012: Pathfinder #3 - 8,680 (-7.3%)

Maybe starting to stabilize.

197. Witch Doctor (Image)

11/2011: Witch Doctor #4 - 7,651

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12/2011: Witch Doctor Resuscitation One-Shot - 6,343 (-17.1%)
11/2012: Witch Doctor Malpractice #1 - 8,802 (+38.8%)

A decent increase for this second series of the supernatural medical book.

196. Comeback (Image)

11/2012: Comeback #1 - 8,883

Another new launch for Image, this time about an agency that goes back in time to rescue your loved ones before a tragic accident.

195. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

11/2011: Dejah Thoris #8 - 11,419

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12/2011: -
01/2012: Dejah Thoris #9 - 10,989 (-3.8%)
02/2012: Dejah Thoris #10 - 10,809 (-1.6%)
03/2012: Dejah Thoris #11 - 10,338 (-4.4%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dejah Thoris #12 - 9,620 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dejah Thoris #13 - 9,194 (-4.4%)
08/2012: Dejah Thoris #14 - 9,637 (+4.8%)
09/2012: Dejah Thoris #15 - 9,345 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #16 - 9,186 (-1.7%)
10/2012: Dejah Thoris #17 - 9,186 (0%)
11/2012: Dejah Thoris #18 - 8,967 (-2.4%)
192. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

11/2010: Warlord of Mars #2 - 16,991
11/2011: Warlord of Mars #12 - 12,036

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12/2011: Warlord of Mars #13 - 11,896 (-1.2%)
12/2011: Warlord of Mars #14 - 11,210 (-5.8%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Warlord of Mars #15 - 10,827 (-3.4%)
02/2012: Warlord of Mars Annual #1 - 7,492 (-30.8%)
03/2012: Warlord of Mars #16 - 10,309 (-4.8%)
04/2012: Warlord of Mars #17 - 9,734 (-5.6%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Warlord of Mars #18 - 9,589 (-1.5%)
07/2012: Warlord of Mars #19 - 10,002 (+4.3%)
08/2012: Warlord of Mars #20 - 9,889 (-1.1%)
09/2012: Warlord of Mars #21 - 9,388 (-5.1%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Warlord of Mars #22 - 9,346 (-0.4%)

Both books are remarkable stable at the moment.

194. Ghost (Dark Horse)

09/2012: Ghost #0 - 12,234
10/2012: Ghost #1 - 12,252 (+0.1%)
11/2012: Ghost #2 - 9,024 (-26.3%)

A delayed second issue drop, but still not too bad sales-wise.

191. Mind The Gap (Image)

05/2012: Mind The Gap #1 - 20,038
06/2012: Mind The Gap #2 - 14,218 (-29.0%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Mind The Gap #3 - 11,168 (-21.4%)
09/2012: Mind The Gap #4 - 11,568 (+3.6%)
09/2012: Mind The Gap #5 - 10,791 (-6.7%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Mind The Gap #6 - 9,485 (-12.1%)

I’m a little stumped by this drop, it’s a fan favorite and seems to be selling out, so I’m not sure what’s going on here. We’ll see what happens with the next issue.

190. Transformers Prime (IDW)

11/2012: Rage o/t Dinobots #1 - 9,613
185. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

01/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #1 - 12,234
02/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #2 - 11,655 (-4.7%)
03/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #3 - 11,939 (+2.4%)
04/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #4 - 11,896 (-0.4%)
05/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #5 - 11,506 (-3.3%)
06/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #6 - 11,443 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #7 - 11,229 (-1.9%)
08/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #8 - 10,940 (-2.6%)
09/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #9 - 10,829 (-1.0%)
09/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise Annual 2012 - 8,810 
10/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #10 - 10,684 (-1.3%)
11/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #11 - 10,285 (-3.7%)
183. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

01/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #1 - 15,340
02/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #2 - 11,671 (-24.0%)
03/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #3 - 12,064 (+3.4%)
04/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #4 - 12,053 (0%)
05/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #5 - 11,602 (-3.7%)
06/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #6 - 11,263 (-2.9%)
07/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #7 - 11,112 (-1.3%)
08/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #8 - 10,971 (-1.3%)
09/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #9 - 10,706 (-2.4%)
09/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye Annual 2012 - 9,443
10/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #10 - 10,567 (-1.3%)
11/2012: Transformers More Than Meets Eye #11 - 10,398 (-1.6%)
180. Transformers Regen One (IDW)

07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #81 - 15,973
07/2012: Transformers Regeneration One 100 pg Special - 4,407
08/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #82 - 12,328 (-22.8%)
09/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #83 - 11,289 (-8.4%)
10/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #84 - 10,995 (-2.6%)
11/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #85 - 10,568 (-3.9%)

Hmm, a mixed batch here, although they’re all currently selling at around the same level, there are a couple of larger drops than normal.

strong>189. Evil Ernie (Dynamite)

10/2012: Evil Ernie #1 - 13,769
11/2012: Evil Ernie #2 - 9,633 (-30.0%)

Around the average for a Dynamite second issue drop.

186. Game of Thrones (Dynamite)

 11/2011: Game of Thrones #3 - 15,983

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12/2011: Game of Thrones #4 - 14,514 (-9.2%)
01/2012: Game of Thrones #5 - 13,096 (-9.8%)
02/2012: Game of Thrones #6 - 12,448 (-5.0%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Game of Thrones #7 - 11,511 (-7.5%)
05/2012: Game of Thrones #8 - 10,797 (-6.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Game of Thrones #9 - 11,027 (+2.1%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Game of Thrones #10 - 10,803 (-2.0%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Game of Thrones #11 - 10,281 (-4.8%)

Slowly dropping off, but the collections are very strong in the book market, no danger here.

184. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

11/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #3 - 13,296

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12/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #4 - 12,746 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #5 - 12,178 (-4.5%)
02/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #6 - 11,616 (-4.6%)
03/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #7 - 11,382 (-2.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #8 - 11,590 (+1.8%)
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #9 - 11,171 (-3.6%)
06/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #10 - 11,007 (-1.5%)
07/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #11 - 10,932 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #12 - 10,635 (-2.7%)
09/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #13 - 10,396 (-2.2%)
10/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #14 - 10,324 (-0.7%)
11/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #15 - 10,345 (+0.2%)

Flattening out, as the publicity machine for the upcoming film gets into gear. A prequel is imminent.

182. Star Trek TNG Hive (IDW)

09/2012: Star Trek Next Generation Hive #1 - 13,927
11/2012: Star Trek Next Generation Hive #2 - 10,515 (-24.5%)

The Next Generation is also doing fairly well, with an average drop and okay sales.

179. Frankenstein Alive Alive! (IDW)

05/2012: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1 - 14,692
06-10/2012: -
11/2012: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #2 - 10,685 (-27.3%)

Heavily delayed, but not surprising considering that this is the most detailed book Wrightson has illustrated in years. It’s been quite remarkable; I hope there’s an oversized edition coming (or an Artists Edition).

178. Rocketeer Cargo of Doom (IDW)

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

Very solid overall, and it was an excellent series too.

177. BPRD 1948 (Dark Horse)

08/2009: 1947 #2 (of 5) - 14,893
09/2009: 1947 #3 (of 5) - 14,810
10/2009: 1947 #4 (of 5) - 14,505
11/2009: 1947 #5 (of 5) - 13,977

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10/2012: 1948 #1 - 12,653 (-9.5%)
11/2012: 1948 #2 - 10,722 (-15.3%)
175. BPRD (Dark Horse)

11/2007: Killing Ground #4 (of 5) - 15,437
11/2008: The Warning #5 (of 5) - 15,663
11/2009: -
11/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #4 - 11,882
11/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #3 - 10,800 

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12/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #4 - 10,517 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Hell on Earth: Russia #5 - 10,244 (-2.6%)
02/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #1 - 12,258 (+19.7%)
03/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #2 - 10,581 (-13.7%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #3 - 10,690 (+1.0%)
03/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #1 - 12,420 (+17.4%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #2 - 10,477 (-15.6%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth: Transformation of JH O'Donnell - 12,261 (+17.0%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #1 - 11,395 (-7.1%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2 - 10,771 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #3 - 11,625 (+7.9%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #1 - 11,212 (+4.1%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #2 - 10,484 (-6.5%)
08/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #1 - 11,983 (+14.3%)
09/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #2 - 10,271 (-14.3%)
10/2012: Hell on Earth #100 Return o/t Master #3 - 10,475 (+2.0%)
11/2012: Hell on Earth #101 Return o/t Master #4 - 11,208 (+7.0%)

I have absolutely no idea why this has gone up in the middle of the series, while 1948 drops down to its lowest level.

176. Danger Girl / GI Joe (IDW)

07/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #1 - 16,649
08/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #2 - 12,022 (-27.8%)
09/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #3 - 11,275 (-6.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #4 - 10,769 (-4.5%)

Approaching stability.

174. The Massive (Dark Horse)

06/2012: Massive #1 - 22,173
07/2012: Massive #2 - 16,600 (-25.1%)
08/2012: Massive #3 - 15,310 (-7.8%)
09/2012: Massive #4 - 13,427 (-12.3%)
10/2012: Massive #5 - 12,698 (-5.4%)
11/2012: Massive #6 - 11,455 (-9.8%)

Ouch, another big drop for this excellent series.

172. Nowhere Men (Image)

11/2012: Nowhere Men #1 - 11,815

An interesting new Image book about a fab four of geniuses. Very much from the Jonathan Hickman school of hard sci-fi.

171. Star Wars Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral (Dark Horse)

08/2012: Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral #1 - 15,667
09/2012: Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral #2 - 13,648 (-12.9%)
10/2012: Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral #3 - 12,733 (-6.7%)
11/2012: Lost Tribe of the Sith Spiral #4 - 12,085 (-5.1%)
170. Star Wars Agent O/T Empire (Dark Horse)

12/2011: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #1 - 15,700
01/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #2 - 12,675 (-19.3%)
02/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #3 - 12,442 (-1.8%)
03/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #4 - 12,217 (-1.6%)
04/2012: Agent O/T Empire Iron Eclipse #5 - 12,278 (+0.5%)
10/2012: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #1 - 13,416 (+9.3%)
11/2012: Agent O/T Empire Hard Targets #2 - 12,171 (-9.3%)

Both books doing alright, but not as stable as Dark Horse would like. The second-issue drop for John Ostrander’s splendid Agent of the Empire is good though.

168. Magic The Gathering (IDW)

02/2012: Magic The Gathering #1 - 28,858
02/2012: Magic The Gathering #2 - 23,849 (-17.4%)
03/2012: Magic The Gathering #3 - 20,078 (-15.8%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Magic The Gathering #4 - 18,779 (-6.5%)
06/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #1 - 15,726 (-16.3%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #2 - 14,007 (-10.9%)
09/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #3 - 12,717 (-9.2%)
10/2012: -
11/2012: MTG The Spell Thief #4 - 12,329 (-3.1%)

Finally looking like it might be leveling out.

166. Chew (Image)

11/2009: Chew #6 - 13,139 (-2.7%)
11/2010: Chew #15 - 13,047 (+0.4%)
11/2011: -

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12/2011: Chew #22 - 12,296 (-0.01%)
01/2012: Chew #23 - 12,012 (-2.3%)
02/2012: Chew #24 - 11,861 (-1.3%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Chew #25 - 11,753 (-0.9%)
05/2012: Chew #26 - 12,187 (+3.7%)
06/2012: Chew #27 2nd Helping Ed - 11,262 
07/2012: Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1  - 15,982
08/2012: -
09/2012: Chew #28 - 12,531 (+2.8%)
10/2012: Chew #29 - 12,877 (+2.8%)
11/2012: Chew #30 - 12,756 (-0.9%)

A small and slightly surprising drop. This issue is the mid-point of the series, and featured a fold-out cover and shock plot development, and I would have thought it would do a little better.

164. Bravest Warriors (Boom!)

10/2012: Bravest Warriors #1 - 14,866
11/2012: Bravest Warriors #2 - 12,900 (-13.2%)

That’s a pretty decent drop-off, and I think this may have been a little under-ordered.

163. Bloodshot (Valiant)

07/2012: Bloodshot #1 - 29,224
08/2012: Bloodshot #2 - 16,024 (-45.2%)
09/2012: Bloodshot #3 - 14,517 (-9.4%)
10/2012: Bloodshot #4 - 14,382 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Bloodshot #5 - 13,156 (-8.5%)
162. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

08/2012: Archer & Armstrong #1 - 23,464
09/2012: Archer & Armstrong #2 - 14,539 (-38.0%)
10/2012: Archer & Armstrong #3 - 14,715 (+1.2%)
11/2012: Archer & Armstrong #4 - 13,478 (-8.4%)
159. Harbinger (Valiant)

06/2012: Harbinger #1 - 32,111
07/2012: Harbinger #2 - 17,239 (-46.3%)
08/2012: Harbinger #3 - 15,482 (-10.2%)
09/2012: Harbinger #4 - 15,298 (-1.2%)
10/2012: Harbinger #5 - 14,603 (-4.5%)
11/2012: Harbinger #6 - 13,617 (-6.7%)

Three of Valiant’s new books clustered around the same sales mark, and all have taken a small tumble this month. Even so, they’re still doing very well, and Bloodshot & Harbinger are about to cross-over.

156. Conan (Dark Horse)

11/2007: Conan #46 - 22,937
11/2008: The Cimmerian #5 - 23,277
11/2009: The Cimmerian #15 - 18,293
11/2010: The Cimmerian #25 - 15,421 
11/2011: The Road of Kings #10 - 11,331

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12/2011: The Road of Kings #11 - 10,958 (-3.2%)
01/2012: The Road of Kings #12 - 10,727 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Conan the Barbarian #1 - 20,569 (+91.8%)
03/2012: Conan the Barbarian #2 - 17,288 (-15.9%)
04/2012: Conan the Barbarian #3 - 17,261 (-0.1%)
05/2012: Conan the Barbarian #4 - 15,689 (-9.1%)
06/2012: Conan the Barbarian #5 - 15,393 (-1.9%)
07/2012: Conan the Barbarian #6 - 15,078 (-2.0%)
08/2012: Conan the Barbarian #7 - 14,908 (-1.1%)
09/2012: Conan the Barbarian #8 - 14,443 (-3.1%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Conan the Barbarian #10 - 13,822 (-3.4%)

Slowly dropping sales, but still comfortably above the sales level of the last series.

155. Freelancers (Boom)

11/2012: Freelancers #1 - 14,085

A dollar book about a pair of female martial-artists, kinda fun, but likely to drop right off next month.

154. Revival (Image)

07/2012: Revival #1 - 18,039
08/2012: Revival #2 - 10,486 (-41.9%)
09/2012: Revival #3 - 13,943 (+33.0%)
10/2012: Revival #4 - 15,251 (+9.4%)
11/2012: Revival #5 - 14,098 (-7.6%)

After a couple of months of rises, a bit of a drop, this still seems to have a little way to go to stability.

153. Locke & Key (IDW)

11/2009: Crown of Shadows #1 - 9,952
11/2010: Keys to the Kingdom #3 - 7,225 (-1.1%)
11/2011: Guide to Known Keys One-Shot - 8,529 

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12/2011: Clockworks #3 - 8,438 (+9.8%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Clockworks #4 - 8,452 (+0.2%)
03/2012: Clockworks #5 - 8,333 (-1.4%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Clockworks #6 - 8,436 (+1.2%)
08/2012: Grindhouse One-shot - 11,094 (+31.5%)
11/2012: Omega #1 - 14,246 (+28.4%)

I think the best-selling issue ever, as the critically acclaimed series returns for its climax (Hill talked about an epilogue series of one-shots, but I’m not sure if that’s still happening.). It really is far better than these sales would suggest, I think it’ll go on to be regarded as a bit of a classic.

152. Buffy TVS Spike (Dark Horse)

08/2012: BTVS Spike #1 - 19,372
09/2012: BTVS Spike #2 - 16,589 (-14.4%)
10/2012: BTVS Spike #3 - 14,996 (-9.6%)
11/2012: BTVS Spike #4 - 14,422 (-3.8%)

Settling down to a decent sales level.

150. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

05/2012: X-O Manowar #1 - 42,708
06/2012: X-O Manowar #2 - 21,261 (-50.2%)
07/2012: X-O Manowar #3 - 18,149 (-14.6%)
08/2012: X-O Manowar #4 - 16,882 (-7.0%)
09/2012: X-O Manowar #5 - 23,800 (+41.0%)
10/2012: X-O Manowar #6 - 16,299 (-31.5%)
11/2012: X-O Manowar #7 - 14,527 (-10.9%)

Rapidly dropping towards the same level as the rest of the Valiant titles.

149. Invincible (Image)

11/2007: Invincible #46 - 14,409
11/2008: Invincible #55 - 14,422
11/2009: Invincible #68 - 15,542
11/2010: Invincible #75 - 17,029 
11/2011: Invincible #85 - 14,678

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12/2011: Invincible #86 - 14,457 (-1.5%)
01/2012: Invincible #87 - 14,299 (-1.1%)
02/2012: Invincible #88 - 14,405 (+0.7%)
02/2012: Invincible #89 - 14,048 (-2.5%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Invincible #90 - 14,393 (+2.5%)
05/2012: Invincible #91 - 14,556 (+1.1%)
06/2012: Invincible #92 - 14,553 (0%)
07/2012: Invincible #93 - 14,545 (0%)
08/2012: Invincible #94 - 14,355 (-1.3%)
09/2012: Invincible #95 - 14,088 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Invincible #96 - 14,052 (-0.3%)
11/2012: Invincible #97 - 14,548 (+3.5%)

A nice up-tick in sales heading towards the big 1-0-0.

146, 157. The Shadow (Dynamite)

04/2012: The Shadow #1 - 45,548
05/2012: The Shadow #2 - 21,982 (-51.7%)
06/2012: The Shadow #3 - 19,554 (-11.0%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: The Shadow #4 - 19,063 (-2.5%)
09/2012: The Shadow #5 - 17,284 (-9.3%)
09/2012: The Shadow Annual #1 - 11,437 
10/2012: The Shadow #6 - 16,362 (-5.3%)
11/2012: The Shadow #7 - 14,884 (-9.0%)
11/2012: The Shadow #8 - 13,778 (-7.4%)

Dropping a little rapidly, but still relatively strong.

145. Great Pacific (Image)

11/2012: Great Pacific #1 - 15,143

A strong debut for Joe Harris’ new series. It’s very good too, and could well be one to watch.

144. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

11/2007: After the Fall #1 - 47,563 [65,293]
11/2008: After the Fall #14 - 38,954
11/2009: Angel #27 - 20,731
11/2010: Angel #39 - 14,449 
11/2011: Angel & Faith #4 - 18,855 

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12/2011: Angel & Faith #5 - 18,356 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Angel & Faith #6 - 17,800 (-3.0%)
02/2012: Angel & Faith #7 - 17,852 (+0.3%)
03/2012: Angel & Faith #8 - 17,690 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Angel & Faith #9 - 17,590 (-0.6%)
05/2012: Angel & Faith #10 - 17,206 (-2.2%)
06/2012: Angel & Faith #11 - 17,044 (-0.9%)
07/2012: Angel & Faith #12 - 16,656 (-2.3%)
08/2012: Angel & Faith #13 - 16,453 (-1.2%)
09/2012: Angel & Faith #14 - 16,139 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Angel & Faith #15 - 15,774 (-2.3%)
11/2012: Angel & Faith #16 - 15,446 (-2.1%)

Solid in its decline.

140. Adventure Time Marceline (Boom!)

07/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #1 - 21,182
08/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #2 - 17,428 (-17.7%)
09/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #3 - 17,071 (-2.0%)
10/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #4 - 17,020 (-0.3%)
11/2012: Marceline & the Scream Queens #5 - 16,224 (-4.7%)

Dropping off a little, but this has been a very strong showing for Boom.

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

02/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #0 - 17,260 (21,529)
02/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #1 - 18,797 (22,197)(+8.9%)
03/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #2 - 18,118 (-3.6%)
04/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #3 - 19,166 (+5.8%)
05/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #4 - 19,756 (+3.1%)
06/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Force Storm #5 - 19,025 (-3.7%)
07-10/2012: -
11/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #1 - 16,386 (-13.9%)

This second series starts a good way below the last, but it’s still their best-selling Star Wars book.

136. Thief of Thieves (Image)

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

Bottoming out again at a decent sales-level, I would imagine Kirkman is fairly happy with this book so far.

133. The Boys (Dynamite)

11/2007: The Boys #12 - 29,754
11/2008: -
11/2009: The Boys #36 - 23,471 (-5.5%)
11/2010: The Boys #48 - 20,004 (-1.0%)
11/2011: The Boys #60 - 17,323 

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12/2011: The Boys #61 - 17,024 (-1.7%)
01/2012: The Boys #62 - 16,700 (-1.9%)
02/2012: The Boys #63 - 16,629 (-0.4%)
03/2012: The Boys #64 - 16,479 (-0.9%)
04/2012: The Boys #65 - 16,371 (-0.7%)
05/2012: The Boys #66 - 16,514 (+0.9%)
06/2012: The Boys #67 - 16,567 (+0.3%)
07/2012: The Boys #68 - 16,330 (-1.4%)
08/2012: The Boys #69 - 16,242 (-0.5%)
09/2012: The Boys #70 - 16,027 (-1.3%)
10/2012: The Boys #71 - 16,073 (+0.3%)
11/2012: The Boys #72 - 17,120 (+6.5%)

The last issue of Garth Ennis’ wonderful superhero satire goes out with a wee bang.

132. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

11/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 - 22,898

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12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 - 19,689 (-14.0%)
01/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 - 18,773 (-4.7%)
02/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7 - 18,769 (0%)
03/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8 - 18,775 (0%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 - 19,116 (28,554)(+1.8%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Archie 100 Pg Spe - 4,163
05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)
08/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #13 - 18,342 (-2.4%)
09/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #14 - 17,682 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #15 - 17,591 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012 - 16,274
11/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #16 - 17,140 (-2.6%)

Slowly dropping, but still at an excellent level.

127. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

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

Everyone seems surprised at how well this book is selling, and they’re probably right to be. It’s very eccentric, if enormously good fun.

120, 291. Bedlam (Image)

10/2012: Bedlam #1 - 22,736 (27,303)
11/2012: Bedlam #2 - 18,583 (-18.3%)

That’s a pretty good drop off, considering this is an unknown quantity sales-wise, and Riley Rossomo’s last book didn’t quite light up the sales chart. The first issue gains another 4,567 in a second print.

118. Fatale (Image)

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

Drifting down, but at a high enough level that it doesn’t really matter too much.

110. Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who (IDW)

05/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #1 - 20,940 (24,836)
06/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #2 - 19,273 (-8.0%)
07/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #3 - 21,996 (+14.1%)
08/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #4 - 22,133 (+0.6%)
09/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #5 - 22,022 (-0.5%)
10/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #6 - 21,516 (-2.3%)
11/2012: Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation #7 - 21,012 (-2.3%)

The penultimate issue, a little sales degradation, but overall a very strong showing.

107. BTVS Willow Wonderland (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Buffy TVS Willow Wonderland #1 - 21,260

Not very far behind the main series sales-wise, and supported by some great covers.

95. Clone (Image)

11/2012: Clone #1 - 23,292

A surprisingly high debut from this book, obviously benefiting from the hype around Image #1’s. Written by TV writer David Schulner and drawn by Juan Jose Ryp, it’s a sharp little sci-fi thriller.

94. Adventure Time (Boom!)

02/2012: Adventure Time #1 - 12,392 (20,915)
03/2012: Adventure Time #2 - 11,329 (20,193) (-8.6%)
04/2012: Adventure Time #3 - 17,131 (+51.2%)
05/2012: Adventure Time #4 - 20,289 (+18.4%)
06/2012: Adventure Time #5 - 20,889 (+3.0%)
07/2012: Adventure Time #6 - 19,767 (-5.4%)
08/2012: Adventure Time #7 - 19,423 (-1.7%)
09/2012: Adventure Time #8 - 19,755 (+1.7%)
10/2012: Adventure Time #9 - 20,636 (+4.5%)
11/2012: Adventure Time #10 - 23,656 (+14.6%)

Another big increase for the fan favourite, which is now selling almost double the numbers it launched with. Boom have done very well in hiring Ryan North, the man behind popular online strip Dinosaur Comics, to write the book, as he seems to be capturing the spirit of the cartoon brilliantly.

93. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

11/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 - 91,595
11/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19 - 74,202
11/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30 - 49,155
11/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #38 - 41,189
11/2011: Buffy TVS Season 9 #3 - 33,485

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12/2011: Buffy TVS Season 9 #4 - 31,157 (-7.0%)
01/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #5 - 30,146 (-3.2%)
02/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #6 - 29,878 (-0.9%)
03/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #7 - 29,908 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #8 - 28,830 (-3.6%)
05/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #9 - 28,229 (-2.1%)
06/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #10 - 27,867 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #11 - 27,490 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #12 - 26,569 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #13 - 25,864 (-2.7%)
10/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #14 - 25,577 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #15 - 24,506 (-4.2%)

Still losing sales at a higher rate than it should be.

90. Shadowman (Valiant)

11/2012: Shadowman #1 - 25,048

Not a bad debut, but I think this is the second-lowest launch number for Valiant. It’s getting good word of mouth, so I think it may have been slightly under-ordered.

83. Spawn (Image)

11/2007: Spawn #172 - 23,628
11/2008: Spawn #186 - 23,725
11/2009: -
11/2010: -
11/2011: Spawn #213 - 13,369

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12/2011: Spawn #214 - 13,017 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Spawn #215 - 12,794 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Spawn #216 - 12,671 (-1.0%)
03/2012: Spawn #217 - 12,686 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Spawn #218 - 12,680 (0%)
05/2012: Spawn #219 - 12,804 (+1.0%)
06/2012: Spawn #220 - 30,136 (+135.4%)
06/2012: Spawn 20th Anniversary Coll Special #1 - 6,546
07/2012: Spawn #221 - 15,801 (-47.6%)
08/2012: Spawn #222 - 18,336 (+16.0%)
09/2012: Spawn #223 - 21,965 (+19.8%)
10/2012: Spawn #224 - 17,759 (-19.1%)
11/2012: Spawn #225 - 26,872 (+51.3%)

A huge jump, mainly down to variant covers to tie in with the US election, one with Romney Wins! and one with Obama Wins!. It spoofs the first Watchmen cover too, which probably didn’t hurt.

69. Judge Dredd (IDW)

11/2012: Judge Dredd #1 - 32,266

An excellent launch, tie-ing in with the movie, which sadly bombed in the US. It’s a strong title, very much closer to the UK stories than the misguided DC version which accompanied the Stallone movie. Whether it’ll keep enough of this audience ongoing remains to be seen.

51. Saga (Image)

03/2012: Saga #1 - 37,641 (51,766)
04/2012: Saga #2 - 36,885 (43,137)(-2.0%)
05/2012: Saga #3 - 38,895 (+5.4%)
06/2012: Saga #4 - 41,143 (+5.8%)
07/2012: Saga #5 - 40,556 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Saga #6 - 40,584 (+0.7%)
09-10/2012: -
11/2012: Saga #7 - 46,971 (+15.7%)

Now this is interesting. Image recently announced that they wouldn’t be reprinting books, to encourage retailers to increase their initial orders. This backfired hugely, retailers were very upset, and the decision was reversed. Now this was the issue that sparked Image’s decision, but sales have significantly increased, meaning that retailers had increased their orders, yet still sold out. This seems to make Image’s initial announcement even more ill-conceived.
Regardless, these are fantastic sales, and I think sales will increase further.

35. The Walking Dead (Image)

11/2007: The Walking Dead #44 - 22,569
11/2008: The Walking Dead #54 - 24,093
11/2009: The Walking Dead #67 - 24,666 
11/2010: The Walking Dead #79 - 28,971 (+3.7%)
11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813 

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12/2011: The Walking Dead #92 - 31,496 (-0.1%)
01/2012: The Walking Dead #93 - 31,596 (+0.1%)
02/2012: The Walking Dead #94 - 32,361 (+2.4%)
03/2012: The Walking Dead #95 - 33,916 (+4.8%)
04/2012: The Walking Dead #96 - 36,931 (+8.9%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #97 - 53,733 (60,175)(+45.5%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 49,974 (60,699)(+0.6%)
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99 - 55,710 (62,182)(+3.0%)
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 366,051 (388,038)(+557.1%)
08/2012: The Walking Dead #101 - 51,732 (-85.9%)
09/2012: The Walking Dead #102 - 53,337 (+3.1%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead #103 - 74,378 (+39.4%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead Michone Special - 49,930
11/2012: The Walking Dead #104 - 57,456 (-22.8%)

Just the one cover this month, and a drop of almost 17,000 copies, but this is still the third best selling issue yet. I predict roughly the same next month, and then a big jump back up with #106, Charlie Adlard’s 100th issue, which will have two covers.

25. Masks (Dynamite)

11/2012: Masks #1 - 63,932

A spectacular debut, almost 20,000 copies higher than The Shadow launched. This is no doubt aided by Alex Ross on interior art, and possibly the best incentive yet offered. Ross & Jae Lee painted 80 blank covers with watercolors, quite beautiful and detailed in Ross’s case, black and white but no less lovely from Lee. I think you had to order somewhere around 500 copies to get a Ross cover, plus a bunch of other variants and a store-specific logo. For 750, you got a Lee cover as well. I make that at least 33,750 copies there alone.

15. My Little Pony (IDW)

11/2012: - My Little Pony #1 - 80,128

As I predicted a couple of months ago, My Little Pony canters to the top of the indie charts, although with slightly lower sales than expected. Second & third printings have followed, and they seem to have been well-received, so it’ll be interesting to see how long it can keep these sorts of sales. IDW must be delighted anyway.

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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. 1. Some of those longer titles are getting cut off, but that could be just my browser
    2. I have a feeling that Masks number will drop sharply. I supplement my monthly books with trades & shirts through DCBS. My order last month had a free DCBS Variant of Masks which I did not order. I wonder if this number includes these freebies.

  2. Chris Hero says:

    I feel like we need to manufacture some sort of outrage in the comments so this chart gets the same attention as the DC one does.

    I love the reverse format! Most of my favorite books are at the top now. I really enjoy It Girl and the Atomics, but I could probably move into Allred’s world and feel right at home. It’s pretty quirky and an Allred book with Allred is a hard enough sell as it is, so I understand the sales. I love Popeye! Landridge never, ever disappoints. But don’t see that book lasting long. Outdated character plus Landridge only writing makes it a hard sale, too.

    Mind MGT is the freaking book right now. Kindt has been awesome for a while, but he’s really bringing it in this one. I’m really happy it’s slowly catching on. Prophet’s reliably solid sci-fi that’s just off the charts imaginative. Manhattan Projects is a lot of fun, too. Both are hard sci-fi and will always have trouble finding traction.

    My favorite book is finally catching on – Adventure Time! There’s so much to love in every issue of that book. Every page is just full of cool little things. Bravest Warriors is unbelievably under ordered. It’s practically impossible to find. I’ve given up and I’m just waiting for the trade now.

  3. Dasbender says:

    I assume the BPRD spike is due to the anniversary issue #100? They’ve turned what used to be anongoing series of minis into an “ongoing” series. Kind of a reverse-reboot.

  4. Paul Mellerick says:

    Dashbender – that’s the weird thing, issue 100 was last month, and sales dropped. Then went back up for #101. In the middle of a storyline. Just no idea why. Oh, unless that was the issue with a variant, DH are doing a themed series at the moment, so it may have been this issue. Anyone?

  5. Paul Mellerick says:

    Sorry about that, my tablet autocorrected and then reposted. I am a master of my technology.

  6. >More accurately described as Richard Corben’s Edgar Allen Poe’s Conqueror Worm, as Corben brings his pen to one of the few classic horrors he hasn’t yet adapted.

    Untrue, he adapted Conqueror Worm before in Haunt of Horror: Edgar Allan Poe.

  7. PeterCSM730 says:

    Why is Dynamite publishing Witchblade Demon Reborn?
    It’s great to see Planetoid increase as I really like the book and was worried at its previous sales level that it might not last. I bought the first issues of Great Pacific and Nowhere Men because they looked interesting and they were alright but I was wondering if anybody here had read the subsequent issues and what their thoughts were on them. Also, I knew the My Little Pony book did well but what created the demand? I didn’t know they were even still around.
    Thanks! I love how well Indie books in general are doing and it’s impressive you putting this chart every month with knowledge on all the varied titles!

  8. DeAndre Jordan says:

    The 2 monthly Transformers titles are at the same lows of the previous ongoing now until it dipped to a low of 9,500. Who will they get to write the next reluanch? Another Marvel alum/current Valiant hire like the GI Joe reboot? Duane Swierczynski?

  9. srfan says:

    Another month, another list in which significant portions of the text are cut off due to the width of the leftmost column. Will this ever be addressed?

  10. Jason says:

    Love Great Pacific. Only got through the first two issues but it has been a great read. I also like the new column format. yours is the column I yours is the column I enjoy the most currently out of the sales charts .

  11. Frankenstein Alive, Alive is a beautiful book. Surprised it’s not selling higher.

  12. Nick Jones says:

    “I feel like we need to manufacture some sort of outrage in the comments so this chart gets the same attention as the DC one does. ”

    Hang on, I think i know the tune…

    Ahem. Why is the indy chart so negative and snarky? Paul obviously hates Image/Boom!/Zenescope/IDW/Dark Horse/Valiant/Dynamite/Bongo/Malibu/Broadsword/Fox Feature Syndicate/Avatar/Archie/me personally/Oni, so I don’t know why he even bothers. Mellerick, stop forcing me at gunpoint to read things that I have a completely unreasonable negative overreaction to, you thrice-darned popinjay!

    How was that? :D

  13. PeterCSM730 says:

    Hahaha, excellent! But Mellerick’s dripping sarcasm is partly why I enjoy this column, though I will admit his rants about The Simpsons comics destroying the purity of the tv show do tend to ramble. And I’d like to read my Mars Attacks sales info WITHOUT the bitterness. I have no idea why he goes off on sarcastic tangents about the larger companies stifling the publishing rights of non-planets like Pluto. ‘Pluto Attacks’ just doesn’t sound very menacing. Get over it, dude.


  14. 210. Kiss (IDW)
    Heading towards rock bottom.

    I saw what you did there.

  15. The Spider is a really gorgeous title with really stiff, cliche (and slightly bad) writing. I have no clue why, he did an excellent job with Marvel’s Mystery Men mini. I finally had to drop it, simpy because of the writing.

  16. Chris Hero says:

    You guys are awesome! That was hilarious!

  17. Paul Mellerick says:

    PeterCSm730 & Nick Jones – I love you guys, thanks :D Peter, I’m really enjoying both Great Pacific and Nowhere Men, GP in particular has potential to be a future classic.

    Srfan – it’s a bit of an ongoing issue, indie titles tend to be awfully long, and I’ve condensed them as far as possible without turning them into gibberish. I’m not sure if maybe decreasing the size of your screen font might help short-term. Heidi is working on it anyway.

  18. Popeye is ending with issue 12. Sad to see it go, it was a lot of fun every month.

  19. Even though it is not a big seller, I am really enjoying Multiple Warheads. It is a wacky, Moebius-styled, pun infested journey and I am enjoying every page of every issue.

  20. Paul Mellerick says:

    Oops, I’ve just noticed this month’s major gaffe. #238 should have been Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics, which sold 6,471 copies. I accidentally posted the main title’s sales instead, and then repeated them later down the chart where it should have been. I blame Christmas.

  21. PeterCSM730 says:

    Mellerick, I’m on a budget and you do me harm with you recommendations! I’ll get them my next visit. I picked up Multiple Warheads too because of the art. I haven’t finished it so not sure about story but it I certainly appreciate the art.

  22. johnrobiethecat says:

    The last to first format fits in pretty nice here for independents. I hope you keep it. And it doesn’t seem disrespectful as the DC gangsters might take it. They are still getting over that pesky Twitter thing, making humiliating freelancers unlike the good old days for them.

    I commented over the Image interview on that the low proportion of fresh in the door, unestablished talent on Images roster and there was a debate about that. Looks like from what I saw on the April 2013 previews on another blog is that there is going to be more of the same stale type stuff from the industry regulars- futuristic cities gone wrong, dystopia, throw-away heroes in disfunctional scenarios, Alan Moore wannabe tales , So maybe you should make that 4-5k book list longer to 400 or so. This approach is not going to bring new readers at all and surely bores the big two default collectors who’ll just pass these by. Image may have a respectful year but they’ll be wiped out by digital independents within 2-3 yrs at this pace. They are not going to bring in many new readers with this sleepy stuff even if they have nudity and lots of swearing. Saga is a terrific exception (but one book) and Walking Dead being the phenomenon it is (though I don’t read it) will keep them around. But I think they are missing their moment. Nobody wants Penguin Books with sci-fi pictures,

    Can’t anybody make a good superhero or even a manga type story anymore on par with Marvel or DC classics that doesn’t star a drunk or psychotic ? Just a bummer. ..This stuff is a lot like Epic Comics way back when, sort of middle ground, mediocre sci-fi .My only hope is that independent digital publishing saves the day this year with the rise of tablets. And maybe gets this type of coverage so we can find them.

  23. Micah says:

    Those Invincible numbers are impressive! That gets the “rock solid” stamp!

  24. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    I love Transformers: ReGen One! It’s at the top of my to-read-list every month!

  25. Shawn Kane says:

    I pick up 4 out of the 5 Valiant titles and I really enjoy them. I wish their numbers were better. I dropped It-Girl because I just couldn’t get into it despite the great artwork. Also, too bad the new Perhapanauts mini didn’t chart, it’s alot of fun. I’m interested to see where the Brian Wood Star Wars lands on the charts.

  26. James T says:

    I am glad to see Planetoid went up in sales. It is such a good book!

  27. PeterCSM730 says:

    James T and me are kindred spirits, haha. I don’t follow Star Wars but I know the most recent one (I think it featured to old school characters) completely sold out in the blink of an eye at my local shop. Is that the one written by Brian Wood?

  28. Mesektet says:

    Willow and Spike seem to be doing good for DH. I hope that means they get ongoings.

  29. Andrew Collins says:

    Quick thought about issue #7 of Saga jumping up in sales- isn’t it the first issue not collected in the first trade? I think the trade has sold well, so I can see some people coming on board the monthly issues to keep up with the story…

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