Indie Month-to-Month Sales November 2013 — The Usual Suspects

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201401231733 Indie Month to Month Sales November 2013    The Usual Suspects
By Paul Mellerick

 

After an unusual couple of months things are pretty much back to normal this month, with the usual suspects of Walking Dead, Saga, Star Wars and My Little Pony joined by a few new Image titles and Valiant’s best-seller yet. At the bottom end of the charts we finally see a few titles returning, although possibly quite briefly in some cases.

150 indie titles charted in the top 300, up on last month’s 135. The indie chart sold approximately 1,820,321 comics, a bit down on last month’s 2,031,509. That’s all due to the increased numbers that Walking Dead added last month. It also means that the average sales this month are 12,153, down on last month’s 15,048. Out of the 150 books, only 20 went up in sales and 112 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Image at the top again with an 8.67% dollar share and a 9.77% market share, while IDW have a 6.68% dollar share and 6.26% market share, Dark Horse have a 6.11% dollar share and a 4.91% market share, Dynamite have a 3.20% dollar share and 3.00% market share and Boom! have a 1.90% dollar share and 1.92% market share.

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

Thanks to “A href = “http://www.icv2.com”>icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates, and can be found here.

13,14,191.The Walking Dead (Image)

11/2008: The Walking Dead #54 - 24,093
11/2009: The Walking Dead #67 - 24,666 
11/2010: The Walking Dead #79 - 28,971
11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813
11/2012: The Walking Dead #104 - 57,456

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12/2012: The Walking Dead #105 - 57,781 (+0.6%)
01/2013: The Walking Dead #106 - 70,526 (+22.1%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead #107 - 63,575 (-9.9%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead The Governor Special - 51,355
03/2013: The Walking Dead #108 - 67,423 (+6.1%)
04/2013: The Walking Dead #109 - 90,362 (+34.0%)
05/2013: The Walking Dead #110 - 76,455 (-15.4%)
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 (320,608)(+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%)

The bi-weekly All Out War event continues, and sales drop back down, maybe a little lower than I’d expected. No variants, but it’ll be a few more months until we can figure out whether this is a general downward trend. Issue #115 charts again with a further 10,024 copies sold.

21. Unity (Valiant)

11/2013: Unity #1 - 60,003

A surprisingly strong start, but then it is fully returnable. Valiant have just announced a 3D variant for retailers who keep their copies, but we’ll never know what it actually sells (unless Valiant want to tell us?). It seems to be a totally different story from the original 90s series, keeping just the name.

24. Saga (Image)

11/2012: Saga #7 - 46,971 (53,267)(+15.7%)

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12/2012: Saga #8 - 42,324 (48,965)(-9.9%)
01/2013: Saga #9 - 45,629 (+7.8%)
02/2013: Saga #10 - 48,388 (+6.0%)
03/2013: Saga #11 - 50,023 (+3.4%)
04/2013: Saga #12 - 53,339 (+6.6%)
05-07/2013: -
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%)

Holding fairly steady.

28. 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%)

Sales starting to level out.

40. Black Science (Image)

11/2013: Black Science #1 - 40,873

A new series from Rick Remender, very much in the same thematic vein to his acclaimed series, Fear Agent. Dark sci-fi, I guess.

56, 272. My Little Pony (IDW)

11/2012: My Little Pony #1 - 80,128 (95,384)

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12/2012: My Little Pony #2 - 39,841 (-50.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: My Little Pony #3 - 43,579 (+9.4%)
02/2013: MLP #1 & #2 Hot Topic Pack - 8,988
03/2013: My Little Pony #4 - 41,541 (-4.7%)
03/2013: My Little Pony #5 - 36,354 (-12.5%)
04/2013: My Little Pony #6 - 33,903 (-6.7%)
05/2013: My Little Pony #7 - 32,188 (-5.1%)
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 (-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

Another huge boost upwards for the new issue, joined by a cover gallery collection.

58. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

01/2013: Star Wars #1 - 39,663 (63,410)
02/2013: Star Wars #2 - 46,063 (+16.1%)
03/2013: Star Wars #3 - 45,522 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Star Wars #4 - 45,019 (-1.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars #5 - 44,310 (-1.6%)
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%)

Still dropping, with the expected news that the license is going to Marvel finally arriving this month.

59. All New Soulfire (Aspen)

12/2012: Soulfire Vol 4 #3 - 4,763 (-1.3%)
11/2013: All New Soulfire #1 - 33,791 (+609.4%)

This month’s Aspen dollar book, likely to drop back down to five thousand or so copies next month.

63. East of West (Image)

03/2013: East of West #1 - 49,518 (64,284)
04/2013: East of West #2 - 41,838 (-15.5%)
05/2013: -
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%)

The smallest drop yet, at an encouragingly high level.

94. Pretty Deadly (Image)

10/2013: Pretty Deadly #1 - 45,883
11/2013: Pretty Deadly #2 - 23,581 (-48.6%)

A predictable drop, maybe not quite as large as I might have expected.

109. Sex Criminals (Image)

09/2013: Sex Criminals #1 - 37,893
10/2013: Sex Criminals #2 - 22,510 (-40.6%)
11/2013: Sex Criminals #3 - 20,712 (-7.9%)

Levelling out at a good level, this really is an excellent book.

111. My Little Pony Micro Series (IDW)

02/2013: Twilight Sparkle #1 - 34,435
03/2013: Rainbow Dash #1 - 25,473 (-26.0%)
04/2013: Rarity #1 - 23,338 (-8.4%)
05/2013: Fluttershy #1 - 22,489 (-3.6%)
06/2013: Pinkie Pie #1 - 25,219 (+12.1%)
07/2013: Applejack #1 - 24,350 (-3.5%)
08/2013: Cutie Mark Crusaders #1 - 20,868 (-14.3%)
09/2013: Princess Celestia #1 - 22,656 (+8.6%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Spike #1 - 20,190 (-10.9%)

The lowest selling issue yet, but these are still great numbers.

116, 285. Afterlife with Archie (Archie)

10/2013: Afterlife With Archie #1 - 41,533 (47,195)
11/2013: Afterlife With Archie #2 - 19,188 (-53.8%)

A large drop, but it was punching above its weight to start with, and this is still their best-selling book by a mile.

122. Manifest Destiny (Image)

11/2013: Manifest Destiny #1 - 17,371

A more mid-level debut for this new alternate history book, but it’s sold out very quickly, mainly ‘cos it’s very good.

124. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

11/2011: TMNT #4 - 22,898
11/2012: TMNT #16 - 17,140

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12/2012: TMNT #17 - 16,703 (-2.5%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: TMNT #18 - 16,172 (-3.2%)
02/2013: TMNT #19 - 16,125 (-0.3%)
03/2013: TMNT #20 - 16,084 (-0.3%)
04/2013: TMNT #21 - 20,659 (+28.4%)
05/2013: TMNT #22 - 27,759 (+34.4%)
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%)

Very solid this last couple of months.

126. Ten Grand (Image)

05/2013: Ten Grand #1 - 57,216
06/2013: Ten Grand #2 - 29,241 (-48.9%)
07/2013: Ten Grand #3 - 21,858 (-25.5%)
08/2013: Ten Grand #4 - 19,017 (-13.0%)
09-10/2013: -
11/2013: Ten Grand #5 - 17,020 (-10.5%)

A delay and a change of artist, as Ben Templesmith moves on. New artist CP Smith does a brilliant job, in a very different art style.

127. Adventure Time (Boom!)

11/2012: Adventure Time #10 - 23,656 (+14.6%)

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12/2012: Adventure Time Cover Showcase - 7,478
01/2013: Adventure Time #11 - 10,980 (-53.6%)
01/2013: Adventure Time #12 - 20,407 (+85.9%)
02/2013: Adventure Time #13 - 22,474 (+10.1%)
03/2013: Adventure Time #14 - 22,165 (-1.4%)
04/2013: Adventure Time #15 - 21,682 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Adventure Time #16 - 21,659 (-0.1%)
05/2013: Adventure Time Annual #1 - 20,975
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%)

A bit more of a drop this month.

129. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

11/2012: The Manhattan Projects #7 - 17,543

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12/2012: The Manhattan Projects #8 - 17,028 (-2.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: The Manhattan Projects #9 - 17,229 (+1.2%)
03/2013: The Manhattan Projects #10 - 17,028 (-1.2%)
04/2013: The Manhattan Projects #11 - 17,517 (+2.9%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: The Manhattan Projects #12 - 17,076 (-2.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: The Manhattan Projects #13 - 17,556 (+2.8%)
09/2013: The Manhattan Projects #14 - 16,881 (-3.8%)
10/2013: The Manhattan Projects #15 - 16,842 (-0.2%)
11/2013: The Manhattan Projects #16 - 16,674 (-0.1%)

Very solid these last through months.

130. Protectors Inc (Image)

11/2013: Protectors Inc #1 - 16,464

A new one from JM Straczinski, with art duties from Gordon Purcell, best known for his nineties Star Trek books at DC.

133. Fatale (Image)

11/2012: Fatale #10 - 18,819

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12/2012: Fatale #11 - 18,055 (-4.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Fatale #12 - 17,999 (-0.3%)
03/2013: Fatale #13 - 17,662 (-1.9%)
04/2013: Fatale #14 - 17,557 (-0.6%)
05/2013: -
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%)

Still dropping down a bit, but there is I believe only another year of this book to come.

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

11/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #1 - 16,386

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12/2012: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #2 - 14,588 (-11.0%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #3 - 14,145 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #4 - 13,728 (-2.9%)
04/2013: -
05/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Prisoner of Bogan #5 - 13,304 (-3.1%)
06-10/2013: -
11/2013: Dawn O/T Jedi Force War #1 - 15,515 (+16.6%)

Probably the last series of this book, with the license ending this year.

138. 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%)

A big drop this month, as the first arc draws to a close.

140, 142, 145. Doctor Who Prisoners of Time (IDW)

01/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #1 - 12,752
02/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 - 12,730 (-0.2%)
03/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #3 - 12,717 (-0.1%)
04/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #4 - 14,653 (+15.2%)
05/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #5 - 13,097 (-10.6%)
06/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #6 - 13,018 (-0.6%)
07/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #7 - 12,773 (-1.9%)
08/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #8 - 13,328 (+4.2%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #9 - 12,999 (-2.5%)
11/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #10 - 15,033 (+15.6%)
11/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #11 - 14,964 (-0.5%)
11/2013: Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #12 - 14,534 (-2.9%)

The last three issues all ship this month, and are amongst the best selling issues of the whole series. IDW must be very happy with this performance.

141. Alex & Ada (Image)

11/2013: Alex & Ada #1 - 14,992

A new book from Jonathan Luna, his first since The Sword ended a few years back, about a boy and his sex-bot. I’m being slightly flippant, it’s actually a very decent comic.

143. 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%)

Sales level out at a reasonable level, Avatar’s best-selling book at the moment.

144. Umbral (Image)

11/2013: Umbral #1 - 14,536

A new title from Wasteland creators Antony Johnson and Chris Mitten.

147. Drumhellar (Image)

11/2013: Drumhellar #1 - 14,432

Riley Rossmo returns with a new series starring a slightly loopy psychic detective.

148. Spawn (Image)

11/2008: Spawn #186 - 23,725
11/2009: -
11/2010: -
11/2011: Spawn #213 - 13,369
11/2012: Spawn #225 - 26,872

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12/2013: -
01/2013: Spawn #226 - 16,814 (-37.4%)
01/2013: Spawn #227 - 17,172 (+2.1%)
02/2013: Spawn #228 - 16,343 (-4.8%)
03/2013: Spawn #229 - 16,355 (+0.1%)
04/2013: Spawn #230 - 15,994 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Spawn #231 - 16,502 (+3.2%)
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%)

Regaining some of the sales lost last month, but still lower than it’s been for a while.

152, 256. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #1  - 21,600
04/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #2 - 16,384 (-24.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #3 - 16,497 (+0.7%)
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

Still dropping a bit, and joined by a dollar reprint of the first issue.

154. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

11/2008: Red Sonja #39 - 13,994
11/2009: -
11/2010: Red Sonja #53 - 9,060
11/2011: Red Sonja #59 - 7,759
11/2012: Red Sonja #71 - 6,048

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12/2012: Red Sonja #72 - 5,856 (-3.2%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Red Sonja #73 - 5,546 (-5.3%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Red Sonja #74 - 5,449 (-1.7%)
05/2013: Red Sonja #75 - 7,072 (+29.8%)
05/2013: Red Sonja #76 - 5,272 (-25.5%)
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%)

Still dropping quite quickly, but also still so far above the last series that it doesn’t matter at this point.

156. Adventure Time Candy Capers (Boom!)

07/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 - 21,587
08/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 - 17,050 (-21.0%)
09/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #3 - 15,587 (-8.6%)
10/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #4 - 14,679 (-5.8%)
11/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #5 - 13,339 (-9.1%)

Penultimate issue.

158. 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%)
159. 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%)

Two books on their third issues and starting to level out.

163, 181. Regular Show (Boom!)

05/2013: Regular Show #1 - 38,466
06/2013: Regular Show #2 - 19,507 (-49.3%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Regular Show #3 - 16,000 (-18.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Regular Show #4 - 15,269 (-4.6%)
11/2013: Regular Show #5 - 12,677 (-17.0%)
11/2013: Regular Show #6 - 11,213 (-11.6%)

This on the other hand, shows no sign of levelling out anytime too soon.

164. Samurai Jack (IDW)

10/2013: Samurai Jack #1 - 23,661
11/2013: Samurai Jack #2 - 12,645 (-46.6%)

A big drop, but this was never going to be a huge seller.

165. Shaolin Cowboy (Dark Horse)

10/2013: Shaolin Cowboy #1 - 20,257
11/2013: Shaolin Cowboy #2 - 12,641 (-37.6%)

Despite the fact that this entire comic consisted of two panel pages of our eponymous hero swing a pole with a chainsaw on each end, whilst surrounded by zombies (literally, the entire comic), it was still one of the best looking books this month.

166. Ben 10 (IDW)

11/2013: Ben 10 #1 - 12,623

The third Cartoon Network book trails in far behind the other two. I guess it’s too new for nostalgia and too old for current kids.

168. Rocket Girl (Image)

10/2013: Rocket Girl #1 - 20,287
11/2013: Rocket Girl #2 - 12,592 (-37.9%)

The predictable Image second-issue drop, but actually not quite as bad as some, it’s still doing pretty well.

170. Wraith (IDW)

11/2013: Welcome to Christmasland #1 - 12,547

I’m a little surprised, considering the buzz around Locke & Key, that Joe Hill’s latest comic series hasn’t done a bit better. Particularly as it is excellent.

171, 191. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

11/2012: More Than Meets Eye #11 - 10,398

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12/2012: More Than Meets Eye #12 - 10,076 (-3.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: More Than Meets Eye #13 - 10,051 (-0.2%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #14 - 9,942 (-1.1%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #15 - 9,768 (-1.8%)
04/2013: More Than Meets Eye #16 - 9,637 (-1.3%)
05/2013: More Than Meets Eye #17 - 9,523 (-1.2%)
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%)

Dark Cybertron is a crossover between the two main titles, with this bookend issue scoring decent sales, and the second part of the crossover slightly up on regular sales.

172. 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%)

A nice little boost for Zenescope’s best-selling book. No idea why, but it’s probably something to do with variant covers.

174. 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%)

Levelling out very well; I’m glad, it’s a fun little book.

175. Thief of Thieves (Image)

11/2012: Thief of Thieves #10 - 16,424

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12/2012: Thief of Thieves #11 - 15,605 (-5.0%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Thief of Thieves #12 - 14,974 (-4.0%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Thief of Thieves #13 - 15,201 (+1.5%)
05/2013: Thief of Thieves #14 - 16,938 (+11.4%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Thief of Thieves #15 - 14,013 (-17.3%)
08/2013: Thief of Thieves #16 - 13,182 (-5.9%)
10/2013: Thief of Thieves #17 - 12,511 (-5.1%)
11/2013: Thief of Thieves #18 - 11,809 (-5.6%)

Still falling at a pretty rapid rate.

176. Star Trek Khan (IDW)

10/2013: Star Trek Khan #1 - 13,573
11/2013: Star Trek Khan #2 - 11,757 (-13.4%)

Not a bad drop at all, this is still selling better than the ongoing series.

177. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

11/2012: X-O Manowar #7 - 14,527

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12/2012: X-O Manowar #8 - 14,462 (-0.4%)
01/2013: X-O Manowar #9 - 16,599 (+14.8%)
02/2013: X-O Manowar #10 - 13,504 (-18.6%)
03/2013: X-O Manowar #11 - 15,765 (+16.7%)
04/2013: X-O Manowar #12 - 13,216 (-16.2%)
05/2013: X-O Manowar #13 - 13,305 (+0.7%)
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%)

X-O is pretty solid at the moment, possibly gaining from the character’s starring role in Unity. This is pretty much the last good news for Valiant this month.

178. Legends of Red Sonja (Dynamite)

11/2013: Legends Of Red Sonja #1 - 11,734

A new anthology book, with multiple creators contributing to the story, linked by Gail Simone. Carla Speed McNeill, Nancy Collins and Devin Grayson are all in this first issue.

179. Revival (Image)

11/2012: Revival #5 - 14,098

12/2012: -
01/2013: Revival #6 - 17,396 (+23.4%)
02/2013: Revival #7 - 16,639 (-4.4%)
03/2013: Revival #8 - 17,082 (+2.7%)
04/2013: Revival #9 - 16,977 (-0.6%)
05/2013: Revival #10 - 16,314 (-3.9%)
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%)

Revival has dropped off badly over the last few months

180. Conan (Dark Horse)

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
11/2012: Conan the Barbarian #10 - 13,822

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12/2012: Conan the Barbarian #11 - 13,436 (-2.8%)
01/2013: Conan the Barbarian #12 - 13,254 (-1.4%)
02/2013: Conan the Barbarian #13 - 13,000 (-1.9%)
03/2013: Conan the Barbarian #14 - 12,944 (-0.4%)
04/2013: Conan the Barbarian #15 - 12,845 (-0.8%)
05/2013: Conan the Barbarian #16 - 12,682 (-1.3%)
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%)

Brian Wood’s run on the book is nearing the end, with Fred Van Lente due to replace him.

183. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

11/2012: -

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12/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #3 - 11,144 (+3.0%)
01/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #4 - 10,865 (-2.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #5 - 10,271 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #6 - 10,579 (+3.0%)
03/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #7 - 10,307 (-2.6%)
04/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #8 - 10,414 (+1.0%)
05/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #9 - 11,993 (+15.2%)
06/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #10 - 10,234 (-14.7%)
07/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #11 - 11,425 (+11.6%)
08/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #12 - 10,220 (-10.5%)
09/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #13 - 14,499 (+41.9%)
10/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #14 - 10,826 (-25.3%)
11/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #15 - 10,926 (+0.9%)

Holding steady, other than that upward blip a few months ago.

184. 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%)

Dropping back down after last month’s Goat-inspired increase.

185. Cryptozoic Man (Dynamite)

10/2013: Cryptozoic Man #1 - 12,635
11/2013: Cryptozoic Man #2 - 10,766 (-14.8%)

Exposure on Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men has given this book some investi-comics legs, and led to the second-issue drop being fairly small.

187. Regular Show Skips (Boom!)

11/2013: Regular Show Skips #1 - 10,378

Only a thousand or so copies behind the main book.

188. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

11/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #11 - 10,285

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12/2012: Transformers Robots In Disguise #12 - 10,161 (-1.2%)
01/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #13 - 9,935 (-2.2%)
02/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #14 - 9,874 (-0.6%)
03/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #15 - 9,707 (-1.7%)
04/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #16 - 9,700 (-0.1%)
05/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #17 - 9,540 (-1.6%)
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%)

A nice little boost from the Dark Cybertron cross-over.

189. Voice in the Dark (Image)

11/2013: Voice in the Dark #1 - 10,230

An interesting little black & white book about a homicidal student trying very hard not to give into her darker urges. What makes the book all the more remarkable is the fact that creator Larime Taylor, who writes, draws and letters the book, has no use of his arms or legs and draws with his mouth.

190. Rocketeer/ Spirit (IDW)

11/2012: Rocketeer Cargo Of Doom #4 - 10,699

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12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1 - 12,488 (+16.7%)
03/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #2 - 9,907 (-20.7%)
04/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #3 - 9,212 (-7.0%)
05/2013: Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #4 - 8,885 (-3.5%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Rocketeer/ Spirit Pulp Friction #1 - 12,091 (+36.1%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Rocketeer/ Spirit Pulp Friction #2 - 10,691 (-11.6%)
11/2013: Rocketeer/ Spirit Pulp Friction #3 - 10,037 (-6.1%)

Jason Bone on art duties now, which is no bad thing, as sales start to stabilize.

192. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

11/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #15 - 10,345

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12/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #16 - 9,990 (-3.4%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #17 - 10,321 (+3.3%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #18 - 10,210 (-1.1%)
03/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #19 - 10,412 (+2.0%)
04/2013: -
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #20 - 10,508 (+0.9%)
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #21 - 12,055 (+14.7%)
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%)

Dropping off now as the film hype recedes.

193. Sidekick (Image)

08/2013: Sidekick #1 - 27,832
09/2013: Sidekick #2 - 14,533 (-47.8%)
10/2013: Sidekick #3 - 11,371 (-21.8%)
11/2013: Sidekick #4 - 9,976 (-12.3%)

The drops are getting smaller, but a little way till it levels out I think.

195. Uber (Avatar)

04/2013: Uber #0 - 10,849
05/2013: Uber #1 - 16,109 (+32.6%)
05/2013: Uber #0 Enhanced Edition - 5,084
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%)

The drops are accelerating again. I’m really enjoying this book though.

196. Maxx Maxximized (IDW)

11/2013: Maxx Maxximised #1 - 9,714

A tweaked and remastered reprint for Sam Keith’s wonderful series.

198. Eternal Warrior (Valiant)

09/2013: Eternal Warrior #1 - 17,224
10/2013: Eternal Warrior #2 - 11,984 (-30.4%)
11/2013: Eternal Warrior #3 - 9,628 (-19.7%)

Quite a high third-issue drop, not looking too healthy really.

200. Three (Image)

10/2013: Three #1 - 16,347
11/2013: Three #2 - 9,497 (-41.9%)

A typical Image drop, on the high side but historical fiction rarely sells enormous amounts.

201. Sledgehammer '44 (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Sledgehammer '44 #1 - 13,446
04/2013: Sledgehammer '44 #2 - 10,049 (-25.3%)
11/2013: Lightning War #1 - 9,448 (-6.0%)

A return for Mike Mignola’s robot with a soul, sales seem to be following as if it was an ongoing series.

202. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW)

11/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #85 - 10,568

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12/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #86 - 10,037 (-5.0%)
01/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #87 - 9,861 (-1.8%)
02/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #88 - 9,782 (-0.8%)
03/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #89 - 9,623 (-1.6%)
04/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #90 - 9,478 (-1.5%)
05/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #91 - 9,332 (-1.5%)
06/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #92 - 9,206 (-1.4%)
07/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #93 - 8,990 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #94 - 8,541 (-5.0%)
09/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #0 - 10,249 (+20.0%)
10/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #95 - 8,663 (-15.5%)
11/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #96 - 9,438 (+8.9%)

A nice little jump as the series heads towards the final issue at #100.

205. Itty Bitty Hellboy (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 - 15,545
09/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #2 - 11,916 (-23.3%)
10/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #3 - 10,404 (-12.7%)
11/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #4 - 9,237 (-11.2%)

Penultimate issue.

207. Harbinger (Valiant)

11/2012: Harbinger #6 - 13,617

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12/2012: Harbinger #7 - 12,783 (-6.1%)
01/2013: Harbinger #8 - 12,824 (+0.3%)
02/2013: Harbinger #0 - 14,699 
02/2013: Harbinger #9 - 12,222 (-4.7%)
03/2013: Harbinger #10 - 12,196 (-0.2%)
04/2013: Harbinger #11 - 14,299 (+17.2%)
05/2013: Harbinger #12 - 12,572 (-12.1%)
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%)

A hefty drop this month, although looking at the last year that would seem to indicate an increase again next month?

208. Conan People of the Black Circle(Dark Horse)

10/2013: Conan People O/T Black Circle #1 - 10,213
11/2013: Conan People O/T Black Circle #2 - 9,033 (-11.6%)

A good second issue drop.

209. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

11/2012: Archer & Armstrong #4 - 13,478

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12/2012: Archer & Armstrong #5 - 14,544 (+7.9%)
01/2013: Archer & Armstrong #6 - 12,642 (-13.1%)
02/2013: Archer & Armstrong #7 - 11,494 (-9.1%)
03/2013: Archer & Armstrong #8 - 11,072 (-3.7%)
04/2013: Archer & Armstrong #9 - 11,125 (+0.5%)
05/2013: Archer & Armstrong #0 - 12,076 (+8.6%)
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%)

A very worrying drop, wiping out last month’s gain and more.

211, 213. The Shadow (Dynamite)

11/2012: The Shadow #8 - 13,778

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12/2012: The Shadow Special #1 - 9,536 
01/2013: The Shadow #9 - 12,010 (-12.8%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: The Shadow #10 - 11,682 (-2.7%)
04/2013: The Shadow #11 - 11,119 (-4.8%)
04/2013: The Shadow #12 - 10,815 (-2.7%)
05/2013: The Shadow #13 - 11,474 (+6.1%)
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%)

Fairly steady this month.

212. BPRD (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Hell on Earth #101 Return o/t Master #4 - 11,208

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12/2012: Hell on Earth #102 Return o/t Master #5 - 10,169 (-9.3%)
01/2013: Hell on Earth #103 Abyss Time #1 - 10,437 (+2.6%)
02/2013: Hell on Earth #104 Abyss Time #2 - 10,172 (-2.5%)
03/2013: Hell on Earth #105 Cold Day in Hell - 10,772 (+5.9%)
04/2013: Hell on Earth #106 Cold Day in Hell - 10,419 (-3.3%)
05/2013: Hell on Earth #107 Wasteland #1 - 10,493 (+0.7%)
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%)

After a couple of years of relative stability, things have started falling rather badly these past few month.

215. Shadowman (Valiant)

11/2012: Shadowman #1 - 25,048

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12/2012: Shadowman #2 - 16,917 (-32.5%)
01/2013: Shadowman #3 - 13,327 (-21.2%)
02/2013: Shadowman #4 - 12,531 (-6.0%)
03/2013: Shadowman #5 - 13,145 (-4.9%)
04/2013: Shadowman #6 - 11,759 (-10.5%)
05/2013: Shadowman #0 - 12,252 (+4.2%)
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%)

Another very bad drop for Valiant, although Pete Milligan comes on next month to try and arrest the fall.

216. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

04/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #1 - 11,783 (+17.2%)
05/2013: Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible #2 - 10,445 (-11.4%)
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%)
10/2013: Abe Sapien #6 - 9,120 (-5.7%)
11/2013: Abe Sapien #7 - 8,709 (-4.5%)

Another Hellboys spin-off on the slide.

217. Bloodshot (Valiant)

11/2012: Bloodshot #5 - 13,156

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12/2012: Bloodshot #6 - 12,508 (-8.5%)
01/2013: Bloodshot #7 - 11,918 (-4.7%)
02/2013: Bloodshot #8 - 11,557 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Bloodshot #9 - 10,959 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Bloodshot #10 - 13,376 (+22.0%)
05/2013: Bloodshot #11 - 11,146 (-16.7%)
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%)

And another Valiant book losing readers hand over fist.

219. Bedlam (Image)

11/2012: Bedlam #2 - 18,583

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12/2012: -
01/2013: Bedlam #3 - 14,251 (-23.3%)
02/2013: Bedlam #4 - 13,912 (-2.4%)
03/2013: Bedlam #5 - 13,701 (-1.5%)
04/2013: Bedlam #6 - 12,607 (-8.0%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Bedlam #7 - 10,875 (-13.7%)
07/2013: Bedlam #8 - 9,738 (-10.5%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Bedlam #9 - 9,328 (-4.2%)
11/2013: Bedlam #10 - 8,474 (-9.2%)

Although it looked like sales were levelling out last issue, the drops resume this month.

221. Sonic Universe (Archie)

11/2012: Sonic Universe #46 - 7,038

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12/2012: Sonic Universe #47 - 6,837 (-1.0%)
01/2013: Sonic Universe #48 - 6,791 (-0.7%)
02/2013: Sonic Universe #49 - 6,682 (-1.6%)
03/2013: Sonic Universe #50 - 7,359 (+10.1%)
04/2013: Sonic Universe #51 - 9,912 (+34.7%)
05/2013: Sonic Universe #52 - 11,500 (+16.0%)
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%)

Sales continue to fall post-crossover, starting to get closer to the sales from before.

222. Five Ghosts (Image)

03/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1 - 13,163
04/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #2 - 13,127 (-0.3%)
05/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #3 - 13,153 (+0.3%)
06/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #4 - 11,357 (-13.7%)
07/2013: Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #5 - 10,409 (-8.3%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Five Ghosts #6 - 9,399 (-9.7%)
11/2013: Five Ghosts #7 - 8,417 (-10.4%)

This has lost close to a thousand copies each of the past four issues.

223. Letter 44 (Oni)

10/2013: Letter 44 #1 - ????
11/2013: Letter 44 #2 - 8,352 (+???)

The first issue was only a dollar, but missed the chart. Strong word of mouth has pushed the second issue up into the chart.

224. Zero (Image)

09/2013: Zero #1 - 20,352
10/2013: Zero #2 - 9,847 (-51.6%)
11/2013: Zero #3 - 8,340 (-15.3%)

Starting to level out, cracking book as well, Mateus Santolouco joining Ales Kot this month.

225. Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

11/2012: Army of Darkness #6 - ????

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12/2012: Army of Darkness #7 - 4,963 (???)
01/2013: Army of Darkness #8 - 4,498 (-9.4%)
01/2013: Army of Darkness #9 - 4,361 (-3.0%)
02-06/2013: -
07/2013: Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash #1 - 10,923
08/2013: -
09/2013: Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash #2 - 8,702 (-20.3%)
10/2013: Ash & The Army of Darkness #1 - 12,620
11/2013: Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash #3 - 8,145 (-6.4%)

Normal third issue behaviour for the Hack/Slash crossover.

226. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

11/2012: Real American Hero #184 - 7,962

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12/2012: Real American Hero #185 - 7,777 (-2.3%)
01/2013: Real American Hero #186 - 7,544 (-3.0%)
02/2013: Real American Hero #187 - 7,489 (-0.7%)
03/2013: Real American Hero #188 - 7,393 (-1.3%)
04/2013: Real American Hero #189 - 7,496 (+1.4%)
05/2013: Real American Hero #190 - 7,550 (+0.7%)
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%)

A really healthy rise, whether it’ll stick is another question.

227. Judge Dredd (IDW)

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

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12/2012: Judge Dredd #2 - 13,995 (-56.6%)
01/2013: Judge Dredd #3 - 12,151 (-13.2%)
02/2013: Judge Dredd #4 - 11,512 (-5.3%)
03/2013: Judge Dredd #5 - 11,447 (-5.6%)
04/2013: Judge Dredd #6 - 10,670 (-6.8%)
05/2013: Judge Dredd #7 - 10,058 (-5.7%)
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%)

A slight upwards tick this month.

228. The Massive (Dark Horse)

11/2012: Massive #6 - 11,455

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12/2012: Massive #7 - 10,854 (-5.2%)
01/2013: Massive #8 - 10,206 (-6.0%)
02/2013: Massive #9 - 9,936 (-2.6%)
03/2013: Massive #10 - 9,795 (-1.4%)
04/2013: Massive #11 - 9,661 (-1.4%)
04/2013: 1 For $1 Massive #1 - 7,398 (-1.4%)
05/2013: Massive #12 - 9,489 (-1.8%)
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%)

Just past the halfway point, and sales continue to slide.

231. The Goon (Dark Horse)

11/2012: The Goon #43 - 8,085 (-0.7%)
11/2013: The Goon #44 - 7,894 (-2.4%)

You get the impression that Eric Powell has got bored of The Goon. This issue is almost a year late, half of it was in Spanish (with no translation) and it was eminently disposable.

232. Mega Man (Archie) 

11/2012: Mega Man #19 - 5,618

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12/2012: Mega Man #20 - 6,351 (+13.0%)
01/2013: Mega Man #21 - 6,220 (-2.1%)
02/2013: Mega Man #22 - 5,373 (-13.6%)
03/2013: Mega Man #23 - 5,339 (-0.6%)
04/2013: Mega Man #24 - 11,173 (+109.3%)
05/2013: Mega Man #25 - 9,191 (-17.7%)
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%)

As with Sonic Universe, this is starting to head towards pre-crossover levels.

233. Rachel Rising (Abstract) 

11/2012: -

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12/2012: Rachel Rising #13 - 7,782 (-2.6%)
01/2013: Rachel Rising #14 - ???? (???)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Rachel Rising #15 - 7,612 (???)
04/2013: Rachel Rising #16 - 7,608 (-0.1%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Rachel Rising #17 - 8,336 (+9.6%)
07/2013: Rachel Rising #18 - 8,504 (+2.0%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Rachel Rising #19 - 8,348 (-1.8%)
10/2013: Rachel Rising #20 - 8,166 (-2.2%)
11/2013: Rachel Rising #21 - 7,795 (-4.5%)

Dropping, but at almost the same sales level it was at this time last year.

234. GI Joe (IDW)

11/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #19 - 7,736

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12/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #20 - 7,575 (-2.1%)
01/2013: GI Joe Vol 2 #21 - 7,445 (-1.7%)
02/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #1 - 17,553 (+135.8%)
03/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #2 - 10,979 (-37.5%)
04/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #3 - 10,372 (-5.5%)
05/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #4 - 9,881 (-4.7%)
06/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #5 - 10,866 (+10.0%)
07/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #6 - 9,106 (-16.2%)
08/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #7 - 8,644 (-5.1%)
09/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #8 - 8,266 (-4.4%)
10/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #9 - 8,099 (-2.0%)
11/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #10 - 7,765 (-4.1%)

Slowly dwindling.

235. Danger Girl (IDW)

11/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #4 - 10,769

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12/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #5 - 10,454 (-2.9%)
01-02/2013: -
04/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #1 - 12,063 (+15.4%)
05/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #2 - 8,167 (-32.3%)
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%)

Settling down nicely.

236. Mr Peabody & Sherman (IDW)

11/2013: Mr Peabody & Sherman #1 - 7,627

We never had this in the UK, so I know nothing about it. Not tremendously great sales though.

237. 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%)

Another one where the drops are getting smaller month to month.

238. Cyber Force (Image)

09/2013: Cyber Force #6 - 11,843
10/2013: -
11/2013: Cyber Force #7 - 7,479 (-36.8%)

Oh dear, this Kickstarter idea really hasn’t worked out too well for Top Cow.

240. 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%)

Dropping fast at the moment, which is a shame, I like this book a lot.

242. The Shadow Now (Dynamite)

10/2013: The Shadow Now #1 - 10,989
11/2013: The Shadow Now #2 - 7,264 (-33.9%)

About average for a Dynamite second-issue drop. Not hugely healthy though.

243. Baltimore (Dark Horse) 

11/2012: Baltimore The Play - 7,971 (0%)

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02/2013: Baltimore The Widow & The Tank - 8,071 (+1.3%)
06/2013: Baltimore The Inquisitor - 8,309 (+2.9%)
09/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #1 - 8,280 (-0.3%)
10/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #2 - 7,374 (-10.9%)
11/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #3 - 7,228 (-2.0%)

Fairly solid this month.

244. 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%)

This is not stabilizing at all.

245, 263. Ghostbusters (IDW)

11/2012: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,938

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12/2012: Ghostbusters #16 - 6,813 (-2.4%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Ghostbusters #1 - 14,442 (+112.0%)
03/2013: Ghostbusters #2 - 8,910 (-38.3%)
04/2013: Ghostbusters #3 - 8,351 (-6.3%)
05/2013: Ghostbusters #4 - 7,876 (-5.7%)
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%)

An excellent increase, no idea why it’s happened though.

247, 248. Morning Glories (Image) 

11/2012: Morning Glories #23 - 8,355

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12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Morning Glories #24 - 8,364 (+0.1%)
03/2013: Morning Glories #25 - 8,296 (-0.8%)
04/2013: Morning Glories #26 - 20,918 (+152.1%)
05/2013: Morning Glories #27 - 12,861 (-38.5%)
06/2013: Morning Glories #28 - 13,530 (+5.2%)
07/2013: Morning Glories #29 - 10,588 (-21.7%)
08/2013: Morning Glories #30 - 7,883 (-25.5%)
09/2013: Morning Glories #31 - 7,538 (-4.4%)
10/2013: Morning Glories #32 - 7,382 (-2.1%)
10/2013: Morning Glories #33 - 6,997 (-5.2%)
11/2013: Morning Glories #34 - 6,897 (-1.4%)
11/2013: Morning Glories #35 - 6,797 (-1.4%)

Huh, that’s weird; it drops exactly 100 copies between each of the last three issues, 2 of which ship this month.

249. Spongebob Comics (United Plankton)

11/2012: Spongebob Comics #14 - 7,629

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12/2012: Spongebob Comics #15 - 7,196 (-5.7%)
01/2013: Spongebob Comics #16 - 7,023 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Spongebob Comics #17 - 6,923 (-1.4%)
03/2013: Spongebob Comics #18 - 7,005 (+1.2%)
04/2013: Spongebob Comics #19 - 6,940 (-0.9%)
05/2013: Spongebob Comics #20 - 6,926 (-0.2%)
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%)

A biggish drop, and that’s the lowest it’s been in a year.

251. Wonderland (Zenescope)

11/2012: Wonderland #5 - 7,590

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12/2012: Wonderland #6 - 7,242 (-4.6%)
01/2013: Wonderland #7 - 6,779 (-6.4%)
02/2013: Wonderland #8 - 6,707 (-1.1%)
03/2013: Wonderland #9 - 6,563 (-2.1%)
04/2013: Wonderland #10 - 6,644 (+1.2%)
05/2013: Wonderland #11 - 6,342 (+1.2%)
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%)
252. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

11/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #79 - 6,653

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12/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #80 - 6,508 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #81 - 6,150 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #82 - 6,483 (+5.4%)
03/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #83 - 6,221 (-4.0%)
04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #84 - 6,284 (+1.0%)
05/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #85 - 6,499 (+3.4%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #86 - 6,231 (-4.1%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 - 5,396 (-12.1%)
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%)

Two books that suffer slight drop, but still remain on the higher side of the sales range.

253. The Shadow/ Green Hornet (Dynamite)

07/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #1 - 11,203
08/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 - 8,756 (-21.8%)
09/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #3 - 7,454 (-14.9%)
10/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #4 - 7,151 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #5 - 6,693 (-6.4%)

Last issue.

254. Godzilla (IDW)

11/2012: Godzilla #7 - 7,688

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01/2013: Godzilla #8 - 7,623 (-0.8%)
01/2013: Godzilla #9 - 7,194 (-5.6%)
02/2013: Godzilla #10 - 6,992 (-2.8%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Godzilla #11 - 6,905 (-1.2%)
05/2013: Godzilla #12 - 6,782 (-1.8%)
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%)

And we’ve once again dropped below the level of the last series. Film coming though, so it’ll stick around for a while I would think.

255. The Bounce (Image)

05/2013: The Bounce #1 - 24,259
06/2013: The Bounce #2 - 16,125 (-34.0%)
07/2013: The Bounce #3 - 11,436 (-29.1%)
08/2013: The Bounce #4 - 9,326 (-18.5%)
09/2013: The Bounce #5 - 7,981 (-14.4%)
10/2013: The Bounce #6 - 7,112 (-10.8%)
11/2013: The Bounce #7 - 6,634 (-6.7%)

Finally starting to approach stability.

258, 261. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

11/2012: Crossed Badlands #17 - 8,319
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #18 - 8,150 (-2.0%)

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12/2012: Crossed Badlands #19 - 8,655 (+6.2%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #20 - 8,461 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #21 - 7,794 (-7.9%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #22 - 7,589 (-2.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands Annual 2013 - 7,613
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #23 - 7,543 (-0.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #24 - 7,279 (-3.5%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #25 - 12,022 (+65.2%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #26 - 8,326 (-30.7%)
04/2013: Crossed Badlands #27 - 7,930 (-4.8%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #28 - 7,891 (-0.5%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #29 - 7,595 (-3.7%)
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%)

Standard attrition.

259. Clown Fatale (Dark Horse)

11/2013: Clown Fatale #1 - 6,488

A cheese-cakey bit of fun about female clown assassins.

260, 262. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

11/2012: Warlord of Mars #22 - 9,346

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12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Warlord of Mars #23 - 8,768 (-6.2%)
03-04/2013: -
05/2013: Warlord of Mars #24 - 8,347 (-4.8%)
05/2013: Warlord of Mars #25 - 7,731 (-7.4%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Warlord of Mars #26 - 7,233 (-6.4%)
07/2013: Warlord of Mars #27 - 6,876 (-4.9%)
08-09/2013: -
10/2013: Warlord of Mars #28 - 7,000 (+1.8%)
11/2013: Warlord of Mars #29 - 6,474 (-7.5%)
11/2013: Warlord of Mars #30 - 6,455 (-0.3%)

Two issues this month, one drops badly but the next is solid.

264, 271. GFT Wonderland TtLG (Zenescope)

05/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #1 - 9,734
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%)

The halfway point in the series, around about the same place as the last series, sales-wise.

265. Miss Fury (Dynamite)

04/2013: Miss Fury #1 - 18,441
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%)

Still falling fast, maybe not too much rope left here.

266. GI Joe Special Missions (IDW)

11/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #19 - 6,846

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12/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 - 6,663 (-2.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21 - 6,659 (-0.1%)
03/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #1 - 13,104 (+97.8%)
04/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #2 - 8,818 (-32.7%)
05/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #3 - 8,492 (-3.7%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #4 - 8,093 (-4.7%)
07/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #5 - 8,004 (-1.1%)
08/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #6 - 7,493 (-6.4%)
09/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #7 - 6,957 (-7.2%)
10/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #8 - 6,798 (-2.3%)
11/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #9 - 6,353 (-6.5%)

Not cancelled yet, but very close to what the cancelled Cobra Files was selling.

267. Garth Ennis' Red Team (Dynamite)

02/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #1 - 16,724
03/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #2 - 9,941 (-40.6%)
04-05/2013: -
06/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #3 - 8,645 (-13.0%)
07/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #4 - 7,562 (-12.5%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #5 - 6,736 (-10.9%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Garth Ennis Red Team #6 - 6,264 (-7.0%)

Less of a drop this month, but I’m sure this will be a finite series.

268. Noir (Dynamite)

11/2013: Noir #1 - 6,261

Another team-up of Dynamite’s pulp heroes, definite diminishing returns though.

269. Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars (Dynamite)

02/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #1 - 8,932 
03/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #2 - 7,917 (-11.4%)
04/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #3 - 7,516 (-5.1%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #4 - 7,233 (-3.7%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #5 - 7,009 (-3.1%)
09/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #6 - 6,931 (-1.1%)
10/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #7 - 6,510 (-6.1%)
11/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #8 - 6,255 (-3.9%)

Last issue.

 270. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword)

11/2012: Tarot #77 - 7,173

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12/2012: -
01/2013: Tarot #78 - 6,777 (-5.5%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Tarot #79 - 6,784 (+0.1%)
04/2013: -
05/2013: Tarot #80 - 6,795 (+0.2%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Tarot #81 - 6,707 (-1.3%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Tarot #82 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Tarot #83 - 6,252 (???)

The last issue missed the chart thanks to Villains Month, but it seems to be dropping off the pace a bit as well, this is the lowest selling issue Jim Balent’s had, I think.

273. Mars Attacks (IDW)

11/2012: Mars Attacks #5 - 7,321

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12/2012: Mars Attacks Popeye - 7,748 
12/2012: Mars Attacks #6 - 6,509 (-10.5%)
01/2013: Mars Attacks Transformers - 9,805 
01/2013: Mars Attacks Kiss - 8,946
01/2013: Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters - 8,695
01/2013: Mars Attacks Zombies vs Robots - 7,024
02/2013: Mars Attacks #7 - 5,943 (-8.7%)
03/2013: Mars Attacks #8 - 5,727 (-3.6%)
04/2013: Mars Attacks #9 - 5,481 (-4.3%)
05/2013: Mars Attacks #10 - 5,048 (-7.9%)
06-08/2013: -
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%)

Penultimate issue.

274. Lords of Mars (Dynamite)

08/2013:Lords Of Mars #1 - 11,595
09/2013:Lords Of Mars #2 - 7,179 (-38.1%)
10/2013:Lords Of Mars #3 - 6,491 (-9.6%)
11/2013:Lords Of Mars #4 - 5,944 (-8.4%)

Still dropping.

275. Robocop (Dynamite)

08/2013: Robocop Last Stand #1 - 9,959
09/2013: Robocop Last Stand #2 - 7,476 (-24.9%)
10/2013: Robocop Last Stand #3 - 6,868 (-8.1%)
11/2013: Robocop Last Stand #4 - 5,923 (-13.8%)

Drops are accelerating.

276. Bravest Warriors (Boom!)

10/2012: Bravest Warriors #1 - 14,866
11/2012: Bravest Warriors #2 - 12,900 (-13.2%)
12/2012: Bravest Warriors #3 - 10,229 (-20.7%)
01/2013: Bravest Warriors #4 - 9,451 (-7.6%)
02/2013: Bravest Warriors #5 - 8,652 (-8.5%)
03/2013: Bravest Warriors #6 - 8,550 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Bravest Warriors #7 - 8,311 (-2.8%)
05/2013: Bravest Warriors #8 - 8,146 (-2.0%)
06/2013: Bravest Warriors #9 - 7,850 (-3.6%)
07/2013: Bravest Warriors #10 - 7,496 (-4.5%)
08/2013: Bravest Warriors #11 - 7,049 (-6.0%)
09/2013: Bravest Warriors #12 - 6,898 (-2.1%)
10/2013: Bravest Warriors #13 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Bravest Warriors #14 - 5,867 (???)

From here on we get a lot of books that missed the chart last month, with this excellent book starting to look under threat.

277. GI Joe Cobra Files (IDW)

11/2012: Cobra #19 - 6,668

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12/2012: Cobra #20 - 6,589 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Cobra #21 - 6,375 (-3.2%)
04/2013: Cobra Files #1 - 13,231 (+107.5%)
05/2013: Cobra Files #2 - 7,769 (-41.3%)
06/2013: Cobra Files #3 - 7,407 (-4.7%)
07/2013: Cobra Files #4 - 7,097 (-4.2%)
08/2013: Cobra Files #5 - 6,901 (-2.8%)
09/2013: Cobra Files #6 - 6,595 (-4.4%)
10/2013: Cobra Files #7 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Cobra Files #8 - 5,849 (???)

Cancelled as of #9.

278. Mark Waid's Green Hornet (Dynamite)

03/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #1 - 15,114
05/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #2 - 10,012 (-33.8%)
07/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #3 - 8,595 (-14.15%)
07/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #4 - 7,942 (-7.6%)
08/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #5 - 6,843 (-13.8%)
09/2013:-
10/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #6 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Mark Waid's Green Hornet #7 - 5,841 (???)

It seems like even the great Mark Waid can’t save this character, there just isn’t enough interest in him anymore.

279. Aphrodite IX (Image)

03/2013: Aphrodite IX #1 - ????
04-05/2013: -
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%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Aphrodite IX #5 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Aphrodite IX #6 - 5,830 (???)

Oh dear, this relaunch really hasn’t worked. None of Top Cow’s nineties properties seem to be working at the moment, maybe Marc Silvestri should try creating something new.

280. GFT Quest (Zenescope)

11/2013: GFT Quest #1 - 5,824

A random Grimm Fairy Tales tie-in, and sales seem to reflect that.

281. 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 (???)

Not doing at all well, but it’s the sort of thing that will sell much better as a book, and digitally.

282. Mocking Dead (Dynamite)

09/2013: Mocking Dead #1 - 8,208
10/2013: Mocking Dead #2 - 6,833 (-16.7%)
11/2013: Mocking Dead #3 - 5,813 (-14.9%)

Dropping.

283. Grindhouse (Dark Horse)

10/2013: Grindhouse #1 - 8,802
11/2013: Grindhouse #2 - 5,812 (-34.0%)

That’s a pretty big drop, but it’s an enormously fun book.

286. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

11/2012: Dejah Thoris #18 - 8,967

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12/2012: Dejah Thoris #19 - 8,538 (-4.8%)
12/2012: Dejah Thoris #20 - 7,555 (-11.5%)
01/2013: Dejah Thoris #21 - 6,998 (-7.4%)
02/2013: Dejah Thoris #22 - 7,059 (+0.9%)
03/2013: Dejah Thoris #23 - 6,697 (-5.1%)
04/2013: Dejah Thoris #24 - 7,059 (+5.4%)
05/2013: Dejah Thoris #25 - 6,724 (-4.7%)
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 (???)

The last three issues all missed the chart, and I suspect there may not be too many more appearances to come.

287. All New Fathom (Aspen)

12/2012: Fathom Vol 4 #8 - 5,414 (+2.1%)
01-04/2013: -
05/2013: Fathom Vol 4 #9 - 5,210 (-3.8%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: All New Fathom #1 - 54,379 (+943.7%)
08/2013: All New Fathom #2 - 7,278 (-86.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: All New Fathom #3 - 6,508 (-10.6%)
11/2013: All New Fathom #4 - 5,533 (-15.0%)

The drops accelerate.

288. Other Dead (IDW)

09/2013: Other Dead #1 - 9,346
10/2013: Other Dead #2 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Other Dead #3 - 5,533 (???)

The last issue sold less than 6,491, so this isn’t too bad a drop from the last issue.

289. Grimm (Dynamite)

05/2013: Grimm #1 - 15,455
06/2013: Grimm #2 - 9,961 (-35.6%)
07/2013: Grimm #3 - 8,564 (-14.0%)
08/2013: Grimm #4 - 7,413 (-13.4%)
09/2013: Grimm #5 - 6,695 (-9.7%)
10/2013: Grimm #6 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Grimm #7 - 5,511 (???)

Another one likely to be leaving the chart for good very soon.

290. Transformers Prime (IDW)

11/2012: Rage o/t Dinobots #1 - 9,613
12/2012: Rage o/t Dinobots #2 - 8,284 (-13.8%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Rage o/t Dinobots #3 - 7,821 (-5.6%)
02/2013: Rage o/t Dinobots #4 - 7,609 (-2.7%)
03-04/2013: -
05/2013: Beast Hunters #1 - 8,975 (+18.0%)
06/2013: Beast Hunters #2 - 7,642 (-14.9%)
07/2013: Beast Hunters #3 - 7,004 (-8.3%)
08/2013: Beast Hunters #4 - 6,691 (-4.5%)
09/2013: Beast Hunters #5 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Beast Hunters #6 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Beast Hunters #7 - 5,450 (???)

Well, whaddaya know, I thought this was a four issue miniseries? Seems it’s ongoing, for the moment at least.

291. Clone (Image)

11/2012: Clone #1 - 23,292
12/2012: Clone #2 - 11,144 (-52.2%)
01/2013: Clone #3 - 10,525 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Clone #4 - 8,589 (-18.4%)
03/2013: Clone #5 - 8,076 (-6.0%)
04/2013: Clone #6 - 7,460 (-7.6%)
05/2013: Clone #7 - 6,956 (-6.8%)
06/2013: Clone #8 - 6,343 (-8.8%)
07/2013: Clone #9 - 5,954 (-6.1%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Clone #10 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Clone #11 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Clone #12 - 5,429 (???)

Although the last couple of issues missed the chart, there’s not too bad a drop over those four issues.

292. Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)

05/2013: Battlestar Galactica #1 - 14,356
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: -
11/2013: Battlestar Galactica #5 - 5,363 (-32.6%)

Plummeting.

294. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

11/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #77 - 5,470

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12/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #78 - 5,376 (-1.7%)
01/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #79 - 5,199 (-3.3%)
02/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #80 - 5,235 (+0.7%)
03/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #81 - 5,235 (0%)
04/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #82 - 5,150 (-1.6%)
05/2013: Bart Simpson Comics #83 - 5,212 (+1.2%)
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 (???)

I assume this has gone back to being bi-monthly, as opposed to running late. Otherwise, stable.

296. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

11/2012: Pathfinder #3 - 8,680

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12/2012: -
01/2013: Pathfinder #4 - 7,502 (-13.6%)
02/2013: Pathfinder #5 - 7,159 (-4.6%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Pathfinder #6 - 6,663 (-6.9%)
05/2013: Pathfinder #7 - 6,313 (-5.2%)
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 (???)
297. Buck Rogers (Hermes Press)

08/2013: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #1 - 7,220
09/2013: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #2 - ???? (???)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #3 - 5,065 (???)
299. Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth (Image)

01/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1 - 7,879
02/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2 - 6,177 (-21.6%)
03/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3 - 7,140 (+15.6%)
04/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4 - 7,113 (-0.4%)
09/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #5 - 7,618 (+7.1%)
10/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #6 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #7 - 5,045 (???)

Another three books likely to be making final appearances in the chart. Howard Chaykin’s Buck Rogers is an odd book indeed, but it’s a shame Todd is down here, it’s always very funny and very wrong.

300. X (Dark Horse)

04/2013: X #0 - 7,502 
05/2013: X #1 - 11,071 (+47.6%)
06/2013: X #2 - 7,797 (-29.6%)
07/2013: X #3 - 7,172 (-8.0%)
08/2013: X #4 - 6,471(-9.8%)
09/2013: X #5 - ????(???)
10/2013: X #6 - ????(???)
11/2013: X #7 - 5,015 (???)

Making a, probably brief, return to the charts at number 300 is Dark Horse’s ultra-violent Batman pastiche.

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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. johnrobiethecat says:

    >>Image at the top again with an 8.67% dollar share and a 9.77% market share, while IDW have a 6.68% dollar share and 6.26% market share, Dark Horse have a 6.11% dollar share and a 4.91% market share, Dynamite have a 3.20% dollar share and 3.00% market share and Boom! have a 1.90% dollar share and 1.92% market share.>>

    One thing I really like about Image (or is it The League of Extraordinary White Men?) is how ambitious and focused they are with all these different visions. You can’t help but be impressed by how Image just goes for it and brings a new level of invention and style to the medium. The upcoming books look like they may actually be interesting. I got an issue of Velvet (where’s that here?) and was stunned at the high level of craftsmanship it had for a comic. Easily as good as a spy movie . And all these other things in the pipeline look made with a lot of care. I see why Image is excited. But overtaking Marvel? I dunno. But the House of Crossovers doesn’t seem to be lighting the world on fire these days either.

    Perhaps Image could designate a bigger percentage of new books each year to adding new, unvarnished talent to the roster, much like the NBA does in a draft. They could test submissions on a their website , Tumblr style to let the public chime in . Maybe thats an approach to vet out new books that might have something to add to it all.

    If Dark Horse, IDW and Boom ever got absorbed by some liscencing conglomerate that makes stickers or something, nobody would notice. My Little Pony or Star Wars (for now) and just being entrenched in liscencing keeps these guys around. Sure Frank Miller and Mike Mignola had their day at these type of places but it’s like they are the LinkedIn of Comics. They’ve been pumping out stuffy and robotic product for far too long. Be interesting if Comixology ever started sharing numbers, that would make adifferent independent scene all together. Boom, DH & co.might be off these charts because their brand = dull . It would be a better scene to follow, that’s for sure.

  2. Richard says:

    Disappointing to see that drop in BPRD and related titles. Mignola and his circle have been very consistent over the years, and I’ll keep buying as long as they keep making. But I do have to wonder if the recent plot arcs might be part of the problem. The writing is good, the art is interesting, and the books are very much worthy of people’s time. And yet–all of the main characters are in complete disarray; most of them are now very far from one another, with little hope of a reunion; and the Hellboy world has been unremittingly bleak for quite a long time now. Given that a resolution of the overall story doesn’t seem even remotely in sight, maybe readers are starting to take a pass. That would be a shame, because I’m sure Mignola et al. have a plan in mind, but there’s something to be said about sticking with the same overall tone, without much variation, for years at a stretch. (Yes, I know the Big Two have been doing that for decades, but I don’t think anyone expects much else from that quarter.)

  3. Kevhines says:

    My thoughts and fears exactly Richard. Love BPRD, but is the fractured team (and growing spin offs) the problem?

  4. hsssh says:

    johnrobiethecat, its nothing wrong to prefer one publisher over another but lets not get crazy with statements like this:
    “If Dark Horse, IDW and Boom ever got absorbed by some liscencing conglomerate that makes stickers or something, nobody would notice.”

    I’m not going to start listing examples but all publishers have published very strong and good creator owned titles.

  5. Christopher says:

    Valiant made the classic mistake and expanded their line too early before sales and critical consensus had solidified around their initial offerings. At $3.99 a pop, their titles are too expensive to collect completely now and each title has hit a rough patch lately in the storytelling. None of the new titles or the crossovers have been all that thrilling and with Rai on the horizon, I expect further dissolution. Too bad really, the universe had such initial promise but I find myself growing bored with it rapidly.

  6. I agree Christopher that was my concern as well. I loved Valiant’s approach for about the first year but now it looks like it is all about to come off the rails. I do not buy Bloodshot wanting to see the HARD Corps become part of the story so directly. Shadowman is a hot mess now even though it started out so well in my opinion. Harbinger has started to drift for purpose after the Harbinger War.

    I am not sure why Archer & Armstrong is doing so bad since it still feels close to the original direction and X-O becoming the leader of a country while entertaining I think again is starting to drift from what people want to see. I haven’t read EW, Q&W or Unity yet so not sure what to make of those. Cut back to 4 core titles and refocus on those brands with solid talent and I think you could have some increased numbers.

  7. I doubt they want to start making less money by printing fewer titles.

  8. Christopher says:

    I also think the Mignola-verse is outstaying its welcome a little bit. There have been a lot of unnecessary spin-offs and minis lately that have added little to the overall trajectory of the story and key players look like they are years away from being reunited. More than 3-4 years to wait for a solid resolution and reunification seems likely and far too long. That said, the quality level is still overall pretty high.

    Though not part of the Hellboy/BPRD story at all, I think Baltimore has been Mignola’s best title these past few years.

  9. 10/2013: The Walking Dead #115 – 310,584 (320,608)
    11/2013: The Walking Dead #116 – 69,913
    11/2013: The Walking Dead #117 – 68,818

    How in the world do 310,584+ people go and buy the first of a zillion part weekly storyline, and then 240,671 decide “Eh, I’m not gonna pick up the rest.” Maybe it’s all about the massive number of variant covers. That has to be it… sigh.

    Valiant was great at first. But they’re doing the Marvel mess with shaking up their creative teams all the time. Artists here, artists there, I gave up on all but two of their titles over all their creative team shake-ups. It got old.

  10. Torsten Adair says:

    Image already gets submissions, probably a huge increase ever since TWD hit the airwaves.

    At Image, the creators pay Image to print and distribute the comic (if Image agrees to sell the comic).
    Any profit is back end.
    True, Image could edit the submissions, try to get a wider diversity of stories and talent.
    But I’m sure Image is already doing that, printing the best comics they can, without flooding the market or their sales staff.

  11. Kevhines says:

    In my opinion BPRD is one of the best books going…. Still. I just worry what others think.

    The people who don’t read excellent books like Revival or Mind MGMT. Those are the people I worry about.

  12. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    I have to disagree with the first person to reply to this column. Three licensed books from IDW( Doctor Who:Prisoners Of Time, Transformers Regeneration One and Godzilla: Rulers of Earth) are three titles I’ve enjoyed very much in the past year.

  13. >11/2013: Real American Hero #196 – 8,102 (+13.6%)
    >A really healthy rise, whether it’ll stick is another question.

    It has to be anticipation for #200; sales on #201 should tell a tale.

  14. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Valiant was great at first. But they’re doing the Marvel mess with shaking up their creative teams all the time. Artists here, artists there, I gave up on all but two of their titles over all their creative team shake-ups. It got old.”

    I couldn’t agree more. I only collected X-O Manowar, but tried most other titles, and the artist musical chairs on all of them got to be too much after awhile.

    I’ve still stuck with X-O Manowar, but only b/c I loved the original Valiant so much and this is as close as I’ll ever get to reading continuing stories of that version…

  15. PeterCSM730 says:

    Manifest Destiny was an excellent surprise for me. I really enjoy it.
    Is Valiant going to be around next year?

  16. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Is Valiant going to be around next year?”

    Who knows. This smells like what happened with CrossGen, all over again.

    Does anyone know how well their tpb’s sell?

  17. Brett2814 says:

    I find the Valiant titles to be much more enjoyable in trades. X-O and now Eternal Warrior really felt like more rewarding stories when I read them all at once.

  18. Superboy Prime says:

    The hungry companies are quite simply putting out quality that is leaving Marvel and DC in the dust.

    Image have got a stacked line up of books with star set pieces like Walking Dead, Saga, Invincible, Revival etc. etc.
    IDW have got fan favourites like Godzilla, Star Trek, Transformers, Judge Dredd etc. etc.

    That’s just off the top of my head without even thinking about it or bringing other publishers like Dynamite, Boom, Top Shelf, Archie etc, etc into it.

    The only company i’m worried about losing some traction is Dark Horse if they lose the Star Wars license, they put out great quality books and have their hand in Manga printing to their benefit but that seems to be a big load of bread and butter to lose if they do. They’ve got favourites like Conan, Aliens, Red Sonja and Buffy etc. to keep them ok hopefully though.

    It’s funny how if you look at the digital sales on Comixology you see the ‘B-Tier’ DC books like Batman Beyond, Batman 66, Justice League Beyond outselling mainline books, now Batman always sells well anyway so you can you can argue that’s meaningless or chalk it up to the lower price but look also how ”All-New X-men was selling well as well, and on the whole older books and stories are popping up in the back pages of the charts.

    My point is, people are tuning out and going to where their needs are best served. Marvel can reboot as much as they want, DC can sit blaming the old fans and people still hung up about Superman’s costume all they want but their is a core issue here in both companies that are driving readers to where they can get what they want:

    Tight Continuity they can follow, it’s why Saga goes straight to number 1 in sales each time it’s released, Walking Dead sells, so well, It’s why Batman sells well, It’s why Guardians Of The Galaxy sells well, it’s why Godzilla sells well, it’s why the ‘B-Tier’ books sell well, It’s why people bought All New X-men to see the old X-men again instead of trying to keep track off all the different teams in modern X-verse.

    It’s why epics like Sandman and The Unwritten still sell boatloads.

    People want fixed stories, they want a set continuity and interesting story they can follow and will go where they can get it.

    Now I know they are running a business and have bottom lines to meet and market shares to keep and use junk tier books to fund quality books and why the reboots happen etc. but they must be noticing something is up.

  19. Snikt Snakt says:

    “It’s why epics like Sandman and The Unwritten still sell boatloads.”

    Right, that’s why they’re relaunching The Unwritten w/a new #1, b/c it sells so well…

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