Indie Month-to-Month Sales October 2012

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201212061216 Indie Month to Month Sales October 2012
By Paul Mellerick

The usual suspects of Walking Dead (returning to the top ten), Buffy, Adventure Time and Fatale are joined by two new Image books, Happy & Bedlam, and a relaunched Dr Who, along with the Who/ Trek crossover. Overall the indie books this month are a bit more stable than last month, towards the top half of the chart anyway. Certain longer-running licensed books are still heading rapidly towards however. Just out of interest, the indie books market currently is far more weighted towards licensed titles than Marvel or DC. There are 51 titles this month that are based on characters that originated outside comics, compared to 65 that are based on characters that originated in comics.

135 indie books charted this month, down on last month’s 141. The bottom book sold 5,161, up on last month’s 4,404. They sold approximately 1,405,112, up on last month’s 1,364,314. Average sales are 10,408 per book, up on last month’s 9,675. UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

It was a slightly better month than September for risers. Out of the 135 books, 23 went up in sales (compared to only 11 last month), and 93 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Image stormed top indie publisher this month, with 8.47% dollar share and a 7.60 market share, IDW have a 4.62% dollar share and 3.82% market share, Dark Horse have a 3.81% dollar share and a 3.11% market share, Dynamite have a 2.71% dollar share and 2.78% market share and Boom! Have a 1.29% dollar share and 1.39% market share.

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.

2. Saga TP Vol 1 (Image)						- 15,055
3. Walking Dead Compendium TP Vol 2	(Image)		- 10,333
4. Walking Dead TP Vol 1 Days Gone Bye (Image)		- 10,333
5. Walking Dead TP Vol 2 Miles Behind Us (Image)		- 4,640
12. Walking Dead Compendium TP Vol 2 (Image)		- 3,736
13. Charles Burns The Hive GN (Random House)		- 2,768
16. Walking Dead TP Vol 3 Safety Behind Bars (Image)	- 2,627
26. Walking Dead TP Vol 16 A Larger World (Image)		- 2,569		
22. Mind The Gap TP Vol 1 Intimate Strangers	(Image)	- 2,547
35. Crossed TP Vol 4 Badlands (Avatar)				- 2,185
36. Star Wars Agent O/T Empire TP Vol 1(Dark Horse)	- 2,162
37. Hobbit TP (Random House)					- 2,153
39. Walking Dead TP Vol 4 Hearts Desire (Image)		- 2,122
40. Chris Ware Building Stories HC (Random House)		- 2,087
43. Bleach TP Vol 48 (Viz)						- 1,999
44. Bleach TP Vol 49 (Viz)						- 1,987
46. Star Wars Knights O/TOR TP Vol 10 War (Dark Horse)	- 1,963
47. Walking Dead TP Vol 5 Best Defense (Image)		- 1,921
50. Star Wars Dark Times TP Vol 5 (Dark Horse)		- 1,811
51. Walking Dead TP Vol 6 Sorrowful Life (Image)		- 1,777

Saga blows away the competition this month, but Walking Dead takes 9 of the positions this month, and Star Wars another 3. A decent month for indies, with new books from Chris Ware and Charles Burns, the rest of the chart is 2 Bleach manga volumes, a reprint of the old Hobbit TP to tie in with some upcoming film, ,the new Crossed book and the first collection of the under-ordered Mind The Gap.

9, 39. The Walking Dead (Image)

10/2007: The Walking Dead #43 - 22,737
10/2008: The Walking Dead #53 - 24,094
10/2009: The Walking Dead #66 - 24,944 
10/2010: The Walking Dead #78 - 27,947 
10/2011: The Walking Dead #90 - 31,778 

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11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813 (+0.1%)
12/2011: The Walking Dead #92 - 31,496 (-0.1%)
01/2012: The Walking Dead #93 - 31,596 (+0.1%)
02/2012: The Walking Dead #94 - 32,361 (+2.4%)
03/2012: The Walking Dead #95 - 33,916 (+4.8%)
04/2012: The Walking Dead #96 - 36,931 (+8.9%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #97 - 53,733 (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

A big increase in sales, and another top ten entry, this one a little more unexpected. I think this is largely due to the Chris Giarusso variant that was solicited only a month before it shipped, and probably accounted for most of the 21,000 increase. The Michonne special also did spectacularly well for a reprint, even if the material from Playboy hadn’t been seen by many.

100. Happy (Image)

09/2012: Happy #1 - 32,977
10/2012: Happy #2 - 26,474 (-19.7%)

An average drop, but still very good figures and probably under-ordered, with second and third prints following.

104. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

10/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #2 - 36,448 

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11/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 - 33,485 (-8.1%)
12/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #4 - 31,157 (-7.0%)
01/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #5 - 30,146 (-3.2%)
02/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6 - 29,878 (-0.9%)
03/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #7 - 29,908 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #8 - 28,830 (-3.6%)
05/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #9 - 28,229 (-2.1%)
06/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #10 - 27,867 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11 - 27,490 (-1.4%)
08/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #12 - 26,569 (-3.4%)
09/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #13 - 25,864 (-2.7%)
10/2012: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14 - 25,577 (-1.1%)

Fairly solid at the moment.

110. Bedlam (Image)

10/2012: Bedlam #1 - 22,736

Very good word of mouth has propelled this into the top half of the chart, and multiple printings have followed.

118. Star Trek TNG/ Doctor Who Assimilation (IDW)

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

Despite a slight drop, still doing very well indeed.

121. 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%)

Another upwards jump, for the second best initial sales. All of the issues are still in print, and I understand are selling like gangbusters. I understand that the first trade has sold out within a week, with a new printing arriving before Christmas.

122, 129. 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%)

Losing a thousand copies, but Brubaker has just announced that the series will be running at least 20 issues now, so I’m sure he’s still very happy with sales.

136, 193. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

10/2009: Doctor Who #4 - 8,354
10/2010: Doctor Who #16 - 6,198 
10/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #10 - 7,481 

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11/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #11 - 7,319 (-2.2%)
12/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #12 - 7,200 (-1.6%)
01/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #13 - 7,156 (-0.6%)
02/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #14 - 7,175 (+0.3%)
03/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #15 - 6,975 (-2.8%)
04/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #16 - 6,973 (0%)
05-08/2012: -
09/2012: Doctor Who Annual 2012 - 6,722 (-3.6%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1 - 18,083 (+169.0%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #2 - 10,824 (-40.1%)

The new series launches well, but takes a hefty drop with the second issue. Still well above the last series though, and a first-class creative team of Diggle & Buckingham.

138. Spawn (Image)

10/2008: Spawn #185 - 26,775
10/2009: Spawn #195 - 18,475
10/2010: -
10/2011: Spawn #212 - 13,483 

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11/2011: Spawn #213 - 13,369 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Spawn #214 - 13,017 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Spawn #215 - 12,794 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Spawn #216 - 12,671 (-1.0%)
03/2012: Spawn #217 - 12,686 (+0.1%)
04/2012: Spawn #218 - 12,680 (0%)
05/2012: Spawn #219 - 12,804 (+1.0%)
06/2012: Spawn #220 - 30,136 (+135.4%)
06/2012: Spawn 20th Anniversary Coll Special #1 - 6,546
07/2012: Spawn #221 - 15,801 (-47.6%)
08/2012: Spawn #222 - 18,336 (+16.0%)
09/2012: Spawn #223 - 21,965 (+19.8%)
10/2012: Spawn #224 - 17,759 (-19.1%)

A big drop back down and I’m sure this book will be going up and down a bit more yet.

140, 150. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing (IDW)

10/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #3 - 22,855 

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11/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #4 - 22,898 (+0.2%)
12/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #5 - 19,689 (-14.0%)
01/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #6 - 18,773 (-4.7%)
02/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #7 - 18,769 (0%)
03/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #8 - 18,775 (0%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #9 - 19,116 (28,554)(+1.8%)
04/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Archie 100 Pg Spectacular - 4,163
05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #10 - 19,254 (+0.7%)
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #11 - 19,416 (+0.1%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 - 18,789 (-3.2%)
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

Still slowly sliding down, but the Annual does very well, only a little behind the main book.

142. Adventure Time Marceline & the Scream Queens (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%)

Pretty damn solid.

144. 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%)

The drops are getting smaller, maybe some stability coming.

148. 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%)

The first post-Ennis issue, and not as large a drop as I would have expected.

149. 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%)

Dropping down again after Ninjak’s debut last month, but the general trend seems to be towards stability.

151. The Boys (Dynamite)

10/2007: The Boys #11 - 30,852
10/2008: The Boys #23 - 28,864
10/2009: The Boys #35 - 24,841 (+1.4%)
10/2010: The Boys #47 - 20,198 (-2.8%)
10/2011: The Boys #59 - 17,533 

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11/2011: The Boys #60 - 17,323 (-1.2%)
12/2011: The Boys #61 - 17,024 (-1.7%)
01/2012: The Boys #62 - 16,700 (-1.9%)
02/2012: The Boys #63 - 16,629 (-0.4%)
03/2012: The Boys #64 - 16,479 (-0.9%)
04/2012: The Boys #65 - 16,371 (-0.7%)
05/2012: The Boys #66 - 16,514 (+0.9%)
06/2012: The Boys #67 - 16,567 (+0.3%)
07/2012: The Boys #68 - 16,330 (-1.4%)
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%)

The penultimate issue, and it looks like it’ll finish above 16,000 copies.

152. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

10/2008: After the Fall #13 - 40,838
10/2009: Angel #26 - 22,886
10/2010: Angel #38 - 15,115
10/2011: Angel & Faith #3 - 19,437

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11/2011: Angel & Faith #4 - 18,855 (-2.9%)
12/2011: Angel & Faith #5 - 18,356 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Angel & Faith #6 - 17,800 (-3.0%)
02/2012: Angel & Faith #7 - 17,852 (+0.3%)
03/2012: Angel & Faith #8 - 17,690 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Angel & Faith #9 - 17,590 (-0.6%)
05/2012: Angel & Faith #10 - 17,206 (-2.2%)
06/2012: Angel & Faith #11 - 17,044 (-0.9%)
07/2012: Angel & Faith #12 - 16,656 (-2.3%)
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%)

Slowly drifting downwards.

155. 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%)

Another decent increase, as retailers scrabble to keep up with demand. Every issue has been reprinted so far.

156. Star Wars Darth Maul Death Sentence (Dark Horse)

07/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #1 - 18,579
08/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #2 - 16,148 (-13.1%)
09/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #3 - 15,509 (-4.0%)
10/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #4 - 15,236 (-1.8%)

Flattening out well as the best-selling Star Wars book.

158. Buffy The Vampire Slayer 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%)

Fairly standard third-issue drop.

160. Bravest Warriors (Boom!)

10/2012: Bravest Warriors #1 - 14,866

Based on a new cartoon from Adventure Time creator Pen Ward, for a slightly older audience, but no less hilarious.

163. 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%)
164. 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%)
166. 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%)

A cluster of Valiant titles, all doing pretty well. Harbinger still has a little settling to do though.

167. Conan (Dark Horse)

10/2007: Conan #44 - 23,632
10/2008: The Cimmerian #4 - 24,790
10/2009: -
10/2010: The Cimmerian #24 - 15,490
10/2011: The Road of Kings #9 - 11,546

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11/2011: The Road of Kings #10 - 11,331 (-1.9%)
12/2011: The Road of Kings #11 - 10,958 (-3.2%)
01/2012: The Road of Kings #12 - 10,727 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Conan the Barbarian #1 - 20,569 (+91.8%)
03/2012: Conan the Barbarian #2 - 17,288 (-15.9%)
04/2012: Conan the Barbarian #3 - 17,261 (-0.1%)
05/2012: Conan the Barbarian #4 - 15,689 (-9.1%)
06/2012: Conan the Barbarian #5 - 15,393 (-1.9%)
07/2012: Conan the Barbarian #6 - 15,078 (-2.0%)
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%)

Very solid sales, holding at a higher level than the previous series.

169. Invincible (Image)

10/2009: Invincible #67 - 15,831
10/2010: -
10/2011: Invincible #83 - 15,249 

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11/2011: Invincible #84 - 15,067 (-1.2%)
11/2011: Invincible #85 - 14,678 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Invincible #86 - 14,457 (-1.5%)
01/2012: Invincible #87 - 14,299 (-1.1%)
02/2012: Invincible #88 - 14,405 (+0.7%)
02/2012: Invincible #89 - 14,048 (-2.5%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Invincible #90 - 14,393 (+2.5%)
05/2012: Invincible #91 - 14,556 (+1.1%)
06/2012: Invincible #92 - 14,553 (0%)
07/2012: Invincible #93 - 14,545 (0%)
08/2012: Invincible #94 - 14,355 (-1.3%)
09/2012: Invincible #95 - 14,088 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Invincible #96 - 14,052 (-0.3%)

Also very solid.

strong>170. Evil Ernie (Dynamite)

10/2012: Evil Ernie #1 - 13,769

A relaunch for the 90’s horror book, although they’re playing it slightly straighter than the over-the-top original.

172. 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%)
178. 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%)
190. Star Wars Knight Errant (Dark Horse)

10/2010: Knight Errant Aflame #1 - 18,363
10/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #3 - 11,937

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11/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #4 - 11,407 (-4.4%)
12/2011: Knight Errant Deluge #5 - 10,805 (-5.3%)
01-05/2012: -
06/2012: Knight Errant Escape #1 - 15,449 (+43.0%)
07/2012: Knight Errant Escape #2 - 12,232 (-20.8%)
08/2012: Knight Errant Escape #3 - 11,677 (-4.5%)
09/2012: Knight Errant Escape #4 - 11,368 (-2.6%)
10/2012: Knight Errant Escape #5 - 11,044 (-2.8%)

The rest of the Star Wars comics, all doing okay, if not spectacularly.

174. CBLDF Liberty Annual (Image)

10/2010: CBLDF Liberty Comics #2 - 9,866
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10/2010: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2010 #3 - 8,294 (-15.9%)
10/2011: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 #4 - 6,846 (-17.5%)
10/2012: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 #5 - 13,306 (+94.4%)

A huge increase, I would imagine mainly down to the Walking Dead story hidden away in the back of the book. By Walking Dead standards, this may be a fairly tough book to find.

177. Chew (Image)

10/2009: Chew #5 - 13,498
10/2010: -
10/2011: Chew #21 - 12,310 

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

Still increasing towards next month’s halfway point issue #30, which features an event that has rather upset a lot of the audience…

179. 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%)

The smallest drop so far, and by far the most commented title last month. People are very divided on this book. I like it, anyway.

180. BPRD 1948 (Dark Horse)

01/2008: 1946 #1 - 17,239
02/2008: 1946 #2 - 16,213
03/2008: 1946 #3 - 16,246
04/2008: 1946 #4 - 16,056
05/2008: 1946 #5 - 15,941
07/2009: 1947 #1 - 15,845
08/2009: 1947 #2 - 14,893
09/2009: 1947 #3 - 14,810
10/2009: 1947 #4 - 14,505
11/2009: 1947 #5 - 13,977

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10/2012: 1948 #1 - 12,653 (-9.5%)
198. BPRD (Dark Horse)

10/2008: The Warning #4 (of 5) - 16,142
10/2009: -
10/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #3 - 12,402 (-2.5%)
10/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #2 - 11,093

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11/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #3 - 10,800 (-2.6%)
12/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #4 - 10,517 (-2.6%)
01/2012: Hell on Earth: Russia #5 - 10,244 (-2.6%)
02/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #1 - 12,258 (+19.7%)
03/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #2 - 10,581 (-13.7%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Long Death #3 - 10,690 (+1.0%)
03/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #1 - 12,420 (+17.4%)
04/2012: Hell on Earth: Pickens County Horror #2 - 10,477 (-15.6%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth: Transformation of JH O'Donnell - 12,261 (+17.0%)
05/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #1 - 11,395 (-7.1%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #2 - 10,771 (-5.5%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Devil's Engine #3 - 11,625 (+7.9%)
06/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #1 - 11,212 (+4.1%)
07/2012: Hell on Earth Exorcism #2 - 10,484 (-6.5%)
08/2012: Hell on Earth Return of the Master #1 - 11,983 (+14.3%)
09/2012: Hell on Earth Return of the Master #2 - 10,271 (-14.3%)
10/2012: Hell on Earth #100 Return of the Master #3 - 10,475 (+2.0%)

The renumbering to #100 does absolutely nothing to sales, but this isn’t that sort of book, really. 1943 comfortably outsells it.

183. Ghost (Dark Horse)

09/2012: Ghost #0 - 12,234
10/2012: Ghost #1 - 12,252 (+0.1%)

This isn’t as good as it looks, being as the zero issue was a reprint from DHP.

188, 248. Robyn Hood (Zenescope)

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

Starting well, but swiftly dropping back down to normal GFT sales.

189. Non Humans (Image)

10/2012: Non Humans #1 - 11,222

Not a bad start for this new sci-fi book drawn by Whilce Portacio.

191. Transformers Regeneration 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%)
194. 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%)
195. Transformers More Than Meets The Eye (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%)

All of the transformers books are relatively static at the moment.

192. 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%)

Stabilizing very quickly.

199. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

10/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #2 - 13,198 

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11/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #3 - 13,296 (+0.7%)
12/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #4 - 12,746 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #5 - 12,178 (-4.5%)
02/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #6 - 11,616 (-4.6%)
03/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #7 - 11,382 (-2.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #8 - 11,590 (+1.8%)
05/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #9 - 11,171 (-3.6%)
06/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #10 - 11,007 (-1.5%)
07/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #11 - 10,932 (-0.7%)
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%)

Also very stable.

200, 211. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

10/2007: Sonic #181 - 6,912
10/2008: Sonic #193 - 7,162
10/2009: Sonic #205 - 8,263
10/2010: Sonic #218 - 7,889
10/2011: Sonic #229 - 9,768

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11/2011: Sonic #230 - 10,372 (+6.2%)
11/2011: Sonic #231 - 8,646 (-16.6%)
12/2011: Sonic #232 - 8,447 (-2.3%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Sonic #233 - 8,542 (-1.1%)
02/2012: Sonic #234 - 8,491 (-0.6%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Sonic #235 - 8,816 (+3.8%)
05/2012: Sonic #236 - 8,864 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Sonic #237 - 8,586 (-3.1%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Sonic #238 - 8,976 (+4.5%)
08/2012: Sonic #239 - 9,226 (+2.8%)
08/2012: Sonic #240 - 10,101 (+9.5%)
10/2012: Sonic #241 - 10,168 (+0.7%)
10/2012: Sonic #242 - 8,695 (-16.9%)

Ouch, plunging straight back to where it was a couple of months ago.

201. Godzilla Half-Century War (IDW)

08/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #1 - 11,010
09/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #2 - 9,454 (-14.1%)
10/2012: Godzilla Half Century War #3 - 9,710 (+2.7%)

A nice little increase this month.

202. 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%)

Not as bad a drop as last month, but still not looking too good.

203, 227. Fashion Beast (Avatar)

09/2012: Fashion Beast #1 - 12,831
10/2012: Fashion Beast #2 - 9,460 (-26.3%)
10/2012: Fashion Beast #3 - 7,569 (-20.0%)

This on the other hand is plummeting like a rock.

204. Pathfinder (Dynamite)

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

That’s a pretty big second-issue drop, even by Dynamite standards.

206, 207. Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris (Dynamite)

10/2011: Dejah Thoris #7 - 12,296 (-4.7%)

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11/2011: Dejah Thoris #8 - 11,419 (-7.1%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Dejah Thoris #9 - 10,989 (-3.8%)
02/2012: Dejah Thoris #10 - 10,809 (-1.6%)
03/2012: Dejah Thoris #11 - 10,338 (-4.4%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dejah Thoris #12 - 9,620 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dejah Thoris #13 - 9,194 (-4.4%)
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%)

Absolutely solid, the two issues selling exactly the same.

208. Damsels (Dynamite)

09/2012: Damsels #1 - 13,201
10/2012: Damsels #2 - 9,029 (-31.6%)

Another large Dynamite second-issue drop.

209. Witchblade (Image)

10/2011: -
11/2011: Witchblade #149 - 8,391 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Witchblade #150 - 14,266 (+70.0%)
01/2012: Witchblade #151 - 10,755 (-24.6%)
01/2012: Witchblade #152 - 8,979 (-16.5%)
02/2012: Witchblade #153 - 8,923 (-0.6%)
03/2012: Witchblade #154 - 8,820 (-1.2%)
04/2012: Witchblade #155 - 8,861 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Witchblade #156 - 8,835 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Witchblade #157 - 8,714 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Witchblade #158 - 8,556 (-1.8%)
08/2012: Witchblade #159 - 8,598 (+0.5%)
09/2012: Witchblade #160 - 8,202 (-4.6%)
10/2012: Witchblade #161 - 8,985 (+9.5%)

A decent increase, which I think may be attributed to this month’s quite striking covers.

212, 216. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

11/2011: Crossed Psychopath #5 - 9,524 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Crossed Psychopath #6 - 8,331 (-12.5%)
12/2011: Crossed Badlands Opening Salvo - 3,287
01/2012: Crossed Psychopath #7 - 7,606 (-8.7%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Crossed Badlands #1 - 12,068 (+58.7%)
03/2012: Crossed Badlands #2 - 10,739 (-11.0%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #3 - 9,824 (-8.5%)
04/2012: Crossed Badlands #4 - 9,049 (-7.9%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #5 - 9,746 (+7.7%)
05/2012: Crossed Badlands #6 - 9,285 (-5.0%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #7 - 9,875 (+6.4%)
06/2012: Crossed Badlands #8 - 9,552 (-3.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #9 - 9,520 (-0.3%)
07/2012: Crossed Badlands #10 - 9,205 (-3.3%)
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%)

Slowly drifting down.

213. Morning Glories (Image) 

10/2011: Morning Glories #13 - 10,094

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11/2011: Morning Glories #14 - 9,850 (-2.4%)
12/2011: -
01/2012: Morning Glories #15 - 9,565 (-2.9%)
02/2012: Morning Glories #16 - 9,260 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Morning Glories #17 - 8,978 (-3.0%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Morning Glories #18 - 8,953 (-0.3%)
06/2012: Morning Glories #19 - 8,931 (-0.2%)
07/2012: Morning Glories #20 - 9,027 (+1.1%)
08/2012: Morning Glories #21 - 8,686 (-3.8%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Morning Glories #22 - 8,562 (-14.3%)

That’s a very big drop this month.

214. Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity (Image)

10/2012: Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity #1 - 8,488

Brandon Graham’s solo book does pretty well. Nice to see him finally getting the acclaim he deserves.

217. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

10/2011: Real American Hero #171 - 9,686

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11/2011: Real American Hero #172 - 9,316 (-3.8%)
12/2011: Real American Hero #173 - 8,632 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Real American Hero #174 - 8,926 (+3.4%)
02/2012: Real American Hero #175 - 8,777 (-1.7%)
02/2012: Real American Hero Annual #1 - 7,573 (-13.7%)
03/2012: Real American Hero #176 - 8,622 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Real American Hero #177 - 8,815 (+2.2%)
05/2012: Real American Hero #178 - 8,804 (-0.1%)
06/2012: Real American Hero #179 - 8,763 (-0.5%)
07/2012: Real American Hero #180 - 8,845 (+0.9%)
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%)
221. GI Joe (IDW)

10/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #6 - 10,241

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11/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #7 - 9,686 (-5.4%)
12/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #8 - 10,059 (+3.9%)
01/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #9 - 9,701 (-3.6%)
02/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #10 - 9,458 (-2.5%)
03/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #11 - 9,322 (-1.4%)
04/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #12 - 9,270 (-0.6%)
05/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #13 - 9,391 (+1.3%)
06/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #14 - 8,921 (-5.0%)
07/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #15 - 8,667 (-2.8%)
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%)

Both are relatively stable at the moment, although the main title is drifting down a little faster.

218. Godzilla(IDW)

10/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #8 - 10,637

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11/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,879 (-7.1%)
12/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294 (-5.9%)
01/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #11 - 8,676 (-6.6%)
02/2012: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 - 8,509 (-1.9%)
03-04/2012: -
05/2012: Godzilla #1 - 11,994 (+41.0%)
06/2012: Godzilla #2 - 9,753 (-18.7%)
07/2012: Godzilla #3 - 9,281 (-4.8%)
08/2012: Godzilla #4 - 8,767 (-5.5%)
09/2012: Godzilla #5 - 8,597 (-1.9%)
10/2012: Godzilla #6 - 8,129 (-5.2%)

Not stable yet, maybe they should put James Stokoe on this book.

219. Rachel Rising (Abstract) 

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Rachel Rising #3 - 8,872 (+8.3%)
12/2011: Rachel Rising #4 - 4,331 (9068) (+2.2%)
01/2012: Rachel Rising #5 - 4,180 (8592) (-5.3%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: Rachel Rising #6 - 8,399 (-2.2%)
04/2012: Rachel Rising #7 - 8,210 (-2.3%)
05/2012: Rachel Rising #8 - 8,103 (-1.3%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Rachel Rising #9 - 8,194 (+1.1%)
08/2012: Rachel Rising #10 - 8,330 (+1.7%)
09/2012: Rachel Rising #11 - 7,915 (-5.0%)
10/2012: Rachel Rising #12 - 7,987 (+0.9%)

A slight regain after last month’s drop.

222. Spongebob Comics (Bongo)

10/2011: Spongebob Comics #5 - 7,874

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11/2011: -
12/2011: Spongebob Comics #6 - 7,334 (-6.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: Spongebob Comics #7 - 7,573 (+3.3%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Spongebob Comics #8 - 7,907 (+4.4%)
05/2012: -
06/2012: Spongebob Comics #9 - 7,981 (+0.9%)
07/2012: Spongebob Comics #10 - 8,092 (+1.4%)
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%)

Very stable overall, only 8 copies down on this month last year.

223. 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%)

And this seems to have slammed into reverse after the last two month’s worth of drops, a little higher than most of Zenescope’s titles.

225, 246. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

10/2011: Simpsons Comics #183 - 6,893

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11/2011: Simpsons Comics #184 - 6,853 (-0.6%)
12/2011: Simpsons Comics #185 - 6,796 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Simpsons Super Spectacular #14 - 4,481
01/2012: Simpsons Comics #186 - 6,638 (-2.3%)
02/2012: Ralph Wiggum Comics #1 - 7,586
02/2012: Simpsons Comics #187 - 6,800 (+2.4%)
03/2012: Simpsons Comics #188 - 6,741 (-0.9%)
04/2012: Simpsons Comics #189 - 6,754 (+0.2%)
05/2012: Simpsons Comics #190 - 6,779 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Simpsons Comics #191 - 7,063 (+4.2%)
06/2012: Simpsons Super Spectacular #15 - 4,953 (+10.5%)
07/2012: Simpsons Comics #192 - 6,917 (-2.1%)
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%)

Stable. Maggie gets her own one-shot. I’m waiting for the Moe one-shot myself. Or Max Scorpio (please Bongo, I would really like a Max Scorpio one-shot).

226. Point of Impact (Image)

10/2012: Point of Impact #1 - 7,570

Black and white noir title from Jay Faerber.

228, 289. Vampirella (Dynamite)

10/2011: Vampirella #11 - 10,644

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11/2011: -
12/2011: Vampirella #12 - 10,726 (+1.0%)
12/2011: Vampirella Annual #1 - 6,835 
01/2012: Vampirella #13 - 10,176 (-5.1%)
02/2012: Vampirella #14 - 9,851 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Vampirella #15 - 9,212 (-6.5%)
04/2012: Vampirella #16 - 9,012 (-2.2%)
05/2012: Vampirella #17 - 8,873 (-1.5%)
06/2012: Vampirella #18 - 9,144 (+3.1%)
07/2012: Vampirella #19 - 8,944 (-2.2%)
08/2012: Vampirella #20 - 8,884 (-0.7%)
08/2012: Vampirella #21 - 8,594 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Vampirella Annual #2 - 5,870 (-14.1%)
09/2012: Vampirella #22 - 8,027 (-6.6%)
09/2012: Vampirella #23 - 7,790 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella #24 - 7,566 (-3.0%)
10/2012: Vampirella Vs Fluffy the Vampire Slayer One-Shot - 5,533

Still dropping a little fast, with a one-shot featuring a Buffy satire.

231. 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%)

Starting to level out.

232. MacGyver Fugitive Gauntlet (Dynamite)

10/2012: Macgyver Fugitive Gauntlet #1 - 7,477

Probably right about the sales level I would have expected for everyone’s favorite DIY man.

233. Ex Sanguine (Dark Horse)

10/2012: Ex Sanguine #1 - 7,448

One of a couple of new horror books from Dark Horse, this one about a vampire who gets swept into a relationship with a human girl who might be more murderous than him.

234. Peanuts (Boom!)

11/2011: Peanuts #0 - 22,644
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%)

Less of a drop than last month.

235. Haunt (Image)

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Haunt #18 - 12,840 (-4.5%)
11/2011: Haunt #19 - 12,195 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Haunt #20 - 11,476 (-6.0%)
01/2012: -
02/2011: Haunt #21 - 11,000 (-5.9%)
03/2011: Haunt #22 - 10,377 (-5.7%)
04/2011: Haunt #23 - 9,501 (-8.4%)
05-06:2012: -
07/2011: Haunt #24 - 8,604 (-9.4%)
07/2011: Haunt #25 - 8,227 (-4.4%)
08/2012: -
09/2011: Haunt #26 - 7,840 (-4.7%)
10/2011: Haunt #27 - 7,383 (-5.8%)

Down, down, deeper and down.

237. True Blood (IDW)

10/2011: -

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11/2011: True Blood French Quarter #3 - 10,118 (-4.6%)
12/2011: True Blood French Quarter #4 - 9,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: True Blood French Quarter #5 - 9,260 (-3.9%)
02/2012: -
03/2012: True Blood French Quarter #6 - 8,909 (-3.8%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: True Blood Ongoing #1 - 10,615 (+19.1%)
06/2012: True Blood Ongoing #2 - 8,943 (-15.8%)
07/2012: True Blood Ongoing #3 - 8,449 (-5.5%)
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%)

Another one that maybe is starting to level out, finally.

238. Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (IDW)

10/2011: Snake Eyes #6 - 9,073

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11/2011: Snake Eyes #7 - 8,692 (-4.2%)
12/2011: Snake Eyes #8 - 8,446 (-2.8%)
01/2012: Snake Eyes #9 - 8,328 (-1.4%)
02/2012: Snake Eyes #10 - 8,186 (-1.7%)
03/2012: Snake Eyes #11 - 8,120 (-0.8%)
04/2012: Snake Eyes #12 - 8,164 (+0.5%)
05/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #13 - 8,567 (+4.7%)
06/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #14 - 8,104 (-5.4%)
07/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #15 - 7,890 (-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%)
250. Cobra Ongoing (IDW)

10/2011: Cobra #6 - 8,927

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11/2011: Cobra #7 - 7,177 (-19.6%)
12/2011: Cobra #8 - 8,381 (+16.8%)
01/2012: Cobra #9 - 8,249 (-1.6%)
01/2012: Cobra Annual 2012 Origin Of Cobra Commander #1 - 7,235
02/2012: Cobra #10 - 8,134 (-1.4%)
03/2012: Cobra #11 - 7,966 (-2.1%)
04/2012: Cobra #12 - 8,090 (+1.6%)
05/2012: Cobra #13 - 8,115 (+0.3%)
06/2012: Cobra #14 - 7,874 (-3.0%)
07/2012: Cobra #15 - 7,619 (-3.2%)
08/2012: Cobra #16 - 7,328 (-3.8%)
09/2012: Cobra #17 - 7,112 (-2.9%)
10/2012: Cobra #18 - 6,873 (-3.4%)

Both titles are slipping a little more swiftly than they should be…

239. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW)

10/2011: Ghostbusters #2 - 9,514

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11/2011: Ghostbusters #3 - 9,268 (-2.6%)
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%)

…as is this.

240. 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%)

One more issue of this run to go, then the O’Barr story.

242. Guarding The Globe (Image)

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

And right back to around the figures it was selling last time out.

243. Harvest (Image)

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

Good word-of-mouth is pushing this up.

244. 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%)

Falling like Tarzan on a greased vine.

245. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics(IDW)

05/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #1 - 10,732
06/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #2 - 8,713 (-18.8%)
07/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #3 - 7,900 (-9.3%)
08/2012: TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Raphael One Shot #2 - 8,379 (+6.1%)
09/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #4 - 7,322 (-12.6%)
10/2012: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #5 - 7,090 (-3.2%)

Another one that might be stabilizing.

 247, 253. Lady Death (Avatar)

10/2011: Lady Death #10 - 7,997

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11/2011: Lady Death #11 - 7,596 (-5.0%)
12/2011: Lady Death #12 - 7,288 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Lady Death #13 - 7,132 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Lady Death #14 - 7,562 (+6.0%)
03/2012: Lady Death #15 - 7,700 (+1.8%)
04/2012: Lady Death #16 - 7,605 (-1.2%)
05/2012: Lady Death #17 - 7,453 (-2.0%)
06/2012: Lady Death #18 - 7,355 (-1.3%)
07/2012: Lady Death #19 - 7,212 (-1.9%)
08/2012: Lady Death #20 - 7,312 (+1.4%)
09/2012: Lady Death #21 - 6,990 (-4.4%)
10/2012: Lady Death #22 - 6,987 (0%)
10/2012: Lady Death #23 - 6,638 (-5.0%)

Starts the month totally solid, but then the drops continue.

249. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

11/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #65 - 6,389 (-0.6%)
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%)
251. GFT Sleepy Hollow #1 (Zenescope)

10/2012: GFT Sleepy Hollow #1 - 6,725

Very stable for the main book, as Zenescope plunder another public domain bunch of characters with their Sleepy Hollow book.

254. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

10/2011: Jennifer Blood #5 - 12,337

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11/2011: Jennifer Blood #6 - 11,660 (-5.5%)
12/2011: Jennifer Blood #7 - 11,522 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Jennifer Blood #8 - 10,767 (-6.5%)
02/2012: Jennifer Blood #9 - 9,906 (-8.0%)
03/2012: Jennifer Blood #10 - 9,421 (-4.9%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #11 - 8,975 (-4.7%)
04/2012: Jennifer Blood #12 - 8,350 (-7.0%)
05/2012: Jennifer Blood #13 - 7,997 (-4.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Jennifer Blood #14 - 7,889 (-1.4%)
07/2012: Jennifer Blood Annual #1 - 6,068 
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%)

I’m actually genuinely enjoying this book at the moment, and by Dynamite standards this isn’t doing too badly, despite the drops.

255. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)

11/2011: Death Valley #5 - 4,368 (-13.4%)
10/2012: Aftermath #1 - 6,568 (+50.4%)

A new spin-off for the original zombies.

256. Mega Man (Archie) 

10/2011: Mega Man #6 - 7,474 

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11/2011: Mega Man #7 - 7,500 (+0.3%)
12/2011: Mega Man #8 - 7,092 (-5.4%)
01/2012: Mega Man #9 - 7,540 (+6.3%)
02/2012: Mega Man #10 - 6,163 (-18.3%)
03/2012: Mega Man #11 - 6,182 (+0.3%)
04/2012: Mega Man #12 - 6,006 (-2.8%)
05/2012: Mega Man #13 - 6,273 (+4.4%)
06/2012: Mega Man #14 - 5,906 (-5.9%)
07/2012: Mega Man #15 - 5,934 (+0.5%)
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%)

Pretty solid, as with most of the all-ages books this month.

257. Futurama Comics (Bongo)

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Futurama Comics #58 - 6,138 (-1.8%)
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%)

And you can’t get more stable than that!

258. Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness (Dark Horse)

10/2012: Orm of Loch Ness #1 - 6,529

And this years winner of longest comic-book title is…!

260, 262. Hack Slash (Image)

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Hack Slash #9 - 7,907 (+2.2%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #10 - 7,033 (-11.0%)
12/2011: Hack Slash #11 - 6,974 (-0.8%)
12/2011: Hack Slash Annual 2011 - 6,637 (-4.8%)
01/2012: Hack Slash #12 - 6,621 (-5.1%)
02/2012: Hack Slash #13 - 6,483 (-2.1%)
03/2012: Hack Slash #14 - 6,381 (-1.6%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Hack Slash #15 - 6,310 (-1.1%)
06/2012: Hack Slash #16 - 6,391 (+1.3%)
07/2012: Hack Slash #17 - 6,296 (-1.5%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Hack Slash #18 - 6,376 (+1.3%)
10/2012: Hack Slash #19 - 6,209 (-2.6%)

A little up, a little down, but pretty stable really.

261. 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%)

Starting to level out.

263, 266. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Red Sonja #58 - 7,876 (-0.2%)
11/2011: Red Sonja #59 - 7,759 (-1.5%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #60 - 8,052 (+3.8%)
12/2011: Red Sonja #61 - 7,464 (-7.3%)
01/2012: Red Sonja #62 - 7,160 (-4.1%)
01/2012: Red Sonja Raven - 4,942
02/2012: Red Sonja #63 - 7,095 (-0.9%)
02/2012: Red Sonja #64 - 6,977 (-1.7%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Red Sonja #65 - 6,732 (-3.5%)
05/2012: Red Sonja #66 - 6,650 (-1.2%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Red Sonja #67 - 6,515 (-2.0%)
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%)

Gradually shedding those readers.

264, 267. Grimm Fairy Tales Specials (Zenescope)

10/2011: GFT Halloween Special 2011 - 6,428

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12/2011: Giant-Size Gft 2011 Holiday Ed - 5,592 (-24.1%)
12/2011: GFT Sinbad Special - 3,978
04/2012: GFT April Fools Special 2012 - 4,920
05/2012: GFT Oversized Cosplay Special - 5,516
06/2012: GFT Angel One-Shot - 6,158
07/2012: GFT Bad Girls #1 - 6,636
07/2012: Gft Swimsuit Special 2012 - 6,158
09/2012: GFT Bad Girls #2 - 6,143 (-7.4%)
10/2012: GFT Halloween Special 2012 - 6,172
10/2012: GFT Bad Girls #3 - 5,966 (-2.8%)

This month’s random one-shots and specials.

265. Joe Hill's The Cape (IDW)

10/2011:The Cape #2 - 8,330

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11/2011: -
12/2011: The Cape #3 - 7,704 (-7.5%)
01/2012: -
02/2012: The Cape #4 - 7,364 (-4.4%)
03-06/2012: -
07/2012: The Cape 1969 #1 - 9,043 (+22.8%)
08/2012: The Cape 1969 #2 - 7,345 (-18.8%)
09/2012: The Cape 1969 #3 - 6,484 (-11.7%)
10/2012: The Cape 1969 #4 - 6,164 (-4.9%)

The last issue, and probably the last series I would imagine.

268. 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%)

A pretty awful drop for this excellent and thoughtful noir book.

269. 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%)

This seems to be sitting solidly around the six thousand mark.

270. Danger Club (Image)

04/2012: Danger Club #1 - 7,804
05/2012: Danger Club #2 - 7,210 (-7.6%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Danger Club #3 - 7,750 (+7.5%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Danger Club #4 - 5,877 (-24.1%)

A pretty terrible drop, I fear this might be a bit too similar to books like the Victories and Extinction.

271. Creepy Comics (Dark Horse)

01/2012: Creepy Comics #7 - 5,540 (-10.8%)
02-03/2012: -
04/2012: Creepy Comics #8 - 5,507 (-0.6%)
05-06/2012: -
07/2012: Creepy Comics #9 - 5,632 (+2.3%)
08-09/2012: -
10/2012: Creepy Comics #10 - 5,857 (+4.0%)

Still increasing slightly, and surprisingly.

274. 281. Green Hornet (Dynamite)

10/2011: -

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

It’s almost fascinating seeing how long they can wring this one out for.

275. Artifacts (Image)

10/2011: -

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11/2011: Artifacts #11 - 9,445 (+2.5%)
12/2011: Artifacts #12 - 9,142 (-3.2%)
01/2012: Artifacts #13 - 10,780 (+17.9%)
01/2012: Artifacts Origins One Shot - 5,988 (-4.4%)
02/2012: Artifacts #14 - 7,630 (-29.2%)
03/2012: Artifacts #15 - 7,086 (-7.1%)
04/2012: Artifacts #16 - 6,862 (-3.2%)
05/2012: Artifacts #17 - 6,887 (+0.4%)
06/2012: Artifacts #18 - 6,464 (-6.1%)
07/2012: Artifacts #19 - 6,203 (-4.0%)
08/2012: Artifacts #20 - 6,070 (-2.1%)
09/2012: Artifacts #21 - 5,814 (-4.2%)
10/2012: Artifacts #22 - 5,797 (-0.3%)

Maybe stable?

277. Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms(IDW)

10/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #12 - 8,274

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11/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #13 - 7,902 (-4.5%)
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 (???)

This mssed the chart last time it shipped, but it isn’t really doing too well.

278. 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%)

A big second (third?) issue drop, but they are very niche characters in the US.

279. 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

An eight dollar one shot, so not bad at that level.

280. Peter Cannon Thunderbolt (Dynamite)

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

I would be very surprised if this one gets a long run.

282. Bionic Woman (Dynamite)

04/2012: Bionic Woman #1 - 9,154
05/2012: Bionic Woman #2 - 7,053 (-23.0%)
06-07/2012: -
08/2012: Bionic Woman #3 - 6,565 (-6.9%)
09/2012: Bionic Woman #4 - 5,928 (-9.7%)
10/2012: Bionic Woman #5 - 5,653 (-4.6%)

This could be stabilizing, or it could be ready to drop even further next month. I suspect the latter.

284. 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 - 5,201 (-12.1.%)

This is apparently a follow-on to a Witchblade story called Demon by Mark Millar & Jae Lee. Not quite sure why it’s being published by Dynamite, and not Top Cow.

285. 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%)

Less of a drop than last month, but not exactly stellar.

286, 288. Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths & Legends (Zenescope)

10/2011: Myths and Legends #8 - 6,983

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11/2011: Myths and Legends #9 - 6,757 (-3.2%)
12/2011: Myths and Legends #10 - 6,242 (-7.6%)
01/2012: Myths and Legends #11 - 6,190 (-0.8%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #12 - 5,922 (-4.3%)
02/2012: Myths and Legends #13 - 5,734 (-3.2%)
03/2012: Myths and Legends #14 - 5,615 (-1.8%)
04/2012: Myths and Legends #15 - 5,359 (-4.6%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #16 - 5,591 (+4.3%)
05/2012: Myths and Legends #17 - 5,761 (+3.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Myths and Legends #18 - 5,720 (-0.7%)
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%)

Pretty damn stable.

287. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

 10/2011: Dark Horse Presents #5 - 7,539 

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11/2011: Dark Horse Presents #6 - 7,017 (-6.9%)
12/2011: Dark Horse Presents #7 - 7,849 (+11.9%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #8 - 7,936 (+1.1%)
02/2012: Dark Horse Presents #9 - 7,751 (-2.3%)
03/2012: Dark Horse Presents #10 - 6,881 (-11.2%)
04/2012: Dark Horse Presents #11 - 7,118 (+3.4%)
05/2012: Dark Horse Presents #12 - 7,281 (+2.3%)
06/2012: Dark Horse Presents #13 - 7,132 (-2.0%)
07/2012: Dark Horse Presents #14 - 6,448 (-9.6%)
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%)

Not finding a level anytime soon it would appear.

290. 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%)

The drops are slowing.

291. Warriors of Mars (Dynamite)

02/2012: Warriors of Mars #1 - 8,550
03/2012: Warriors of Mars #2 - 7,208 (-15.7%)
04-05/2012: -
06/2012: Warriors of Mars #3 - 6,179 (-14.3%)
07/2012: -
08/2012: Warriors of Mars #4 - 5,930 (-4.0%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Warriors of Mars #5 - 5,515 (-7.0%)

The drops aren’t slowing.

292. Transfusion (IDW)

10/2012: Transfusion #1 - 5,502

Another new vampire book, I believe connected to the Zombies vs Robots books.

293. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

10/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #64 - 5,451

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11/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #65 - 5,402 (-0.9%)
12/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #66 - 5,303 (-1.8%)
01/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #67 - 5,192 (-2.1%)
02/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #68 - 5,322 (+2.5%)
03/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #69 - 5,214 (-2.0%)
04/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #70 - 5,281 (+1.3%)
05/2012: Bart Simpsons Pal Milhouse #1 - 7,862
05/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #71 - 5,418 (+2.6%)
06/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #72 - 5,552 (+2.5%)
07/2012: Bart Simpson Comics #73 - 5,502 (-0.9%)
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%)

Stable.

294. Ferals (Avatar)

01/2012: Ferals #1 - 7,802
02/2012: Ferals #2 - 6,008 (-23.0%)
02/2012: Ferals #3 - 6,159 (+2.5%)
03/2012: -
04/2012: Ferals #4 - 6,043 (-1.9%)
05/2012: Ferals #5 - 5,624 (-6.9%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Ferals #6 - 5,883 (+4.6%)
08/2012: Ferals #7 - 5,690 (-3.3%)
08/2012: Ferals #8 - 5,525 (-2.9%)
09/2012: -
10/2012: Ferals #9 - 5,406 (-2.2%)

Slowly drifting downwards.

295. The Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

01/2012: The Lone Ranger #1 - 9,635
02/2012: The Lone Ranger #2 - 7,151 (-25.8%)
03/2012: The Lone Ranger #3 - 6,476 (-9.4%)
04/2012: The Lone Ranger #4 - 6,071 (-6.3%)
05/2012: The Lone Ranger #5 - 6,044 (-0.4%)
06/2012: The Lone Ranger #6 - 5,830 (-3.5%)
07/2012: The Lone Ranger #7 - 5,762 (-1.2%)
08/2012: The Lone Ranger #8 - 5,703 (-1.0%)
09/2012: The Lone Ranger #9 - 5,451 (-4.4%)
10/2012: The Lone Ranger #10 - 5,394 (-10.5%)

The drops are starting to get very big again.

296. Darkness (Image)

10/2011: Darkness #94 - 5,632

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11/2011: Darkness #95 - 5,500 (-2.3%)
12/2011: Darkness #96 - 5,939 (+8.0%)
01/2012: Darkness #97 - 5,328 (-10.3%)
01/2012: Darkness #98 - 5,316 (-0.2%)
02/2012: Darkness #99 - 5,893 (+10.9%)
02/2012: Darkness #100 - 11,363 (+92.8%)
03/2012: Darkness #101 - 7,214 (-36.5%)
04/2012: Darkness #102 - 5,963 (-17.3%)
05/2012: Darkness #103 - 6,140 (+3.0%)
06/2012: Darkness #104 - 5,823 (-5.2%)
07/2012: Darkness #105 - 5,515 (-5.3%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Darkness #106 - 5,113 (-7.3%)
10/2012: Darkness #107 - 5,296 (+3.6%)

A likely brief pause before it drops below 5,000 copies.

297. 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%)

Stabilizing, a bit low but it’s black and white so a bit cheaper to produce.

298. Grimm Universe (Zenescope)

10/2012: Grimm Universe #1 Neptune Angel - 5,220

There appears to be no end to how far Zenescope can stretch out a single property. I think they’ve probably even beaten the X-Men now.

299. 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%)

A victim of too many post-apocalyptic super-heroes syndrome.

300. Dark Shadows (Dynamite)

11/2011: Dark Shadows #1 - 9,090
12/2011: Dark Shadows #2 - 7,407 (-18.5%)
01/2012: Dark Shadows #3 - 6,337 (-14.5%)
03/2012: Dark Shadows #4 - 6,050 (-4.5%)
04/2012: -
05/2012: Dark Shadows #5 - 5,746 (-5.0%)
06/2012: -
07/2012: Dark Shadows #6 - 5,283 (-8.1%)
08/2012: -
09/2012: Dark Shadows #7 - 5,265 (-0.3%)
10/2012: Dark Shadows #8 - 5,161 (-2.0%)

Surprisingly this seems to be plateau-ing at the moment.
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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.

The usual suspects of Walking Dead (returning to the top ten), Buffy, Adventure Time and Fatale are joined by two new Image books, Happy & Bedlam, and a relaunched Dr Who, along with the Who/ Trek crossover. Overall the indie books this month are a bit more stable than last month, towards the top half of the chart anyway. Certain longer-running licensed books are still heading rapidly towards however. Just out of interest, the indie books market currently is far more weighted towards licensed titles than Marvel or DC. There are 51 titles this month that are based on characters that originated outside comics, compared to 65 that are based on characters that originated in comics.

Comments

  1. “08/2012: Morning Glories #21 – 8,686 (-3.8%)
    09/2012: –
    10/2012: Morning Glories #22 – 8,562 (-14.3%)
    That’s a very big drop this month.”

    Nope, your -14.3% is not correct at all, that’s all :p

  2. jaroslav hasek says:

    if those numbers are correct, MG a <1% drop, so a statistically insignificant fewer books were ordered.

  3. While the variant cover may have had some impact, the sizable increase on Walking Dead #103 is most likely due to the fact that the 17th trade collection covers #97-102, and retailers know that many new readers, when they get to the end of that collection, will want to continue reading the story in the single issues. A similar bump happened in with issue #97…

  4. Paul Mellerick says:

    Xavier – you’re absolutely right, I must have been half asleep. Decimal point is wrong, it should be 1.4%, and that actually makes it completely stable. Sorry all, but it wouldn’t be an Indie Chart without at least one error! I also think we may have those formatting issues again, will see what we can do there…

  5. Chris Hero says:

    I know Adventure Time is selling pretty well, but I can’t but help feeling like it would sell better if more stores ordered it. Finding Adventure Time is a walk in the park compared to Bravest Warriors, though, which no one seems to have ordered.

    Paul. a small thing, and I hope this doesn’t come off as mean, but I would like to see more meat to your commentary. Whether it’s an editorial on why you enjoy or don’t enjoy a book or just musings on what caused a chart movement, I think the chart analysis could benefit from more of your insight.

  6. Micah says:

    I’m really enjoying the Massive. It’s a spiritual successor to DMZ, and deserves more readers. For Pathfinder, the comic is a standard D&D fantasy book, but there’s something that makes it special. It follows the Pathfinder Rise of the Rune Lords modules using the same setting and characters. What I like about that is I’ve played the game and have experienced a different story. Reading this is akin to an alternate universe and I’m loving it. The backmatter is icing on the cake, thorough gazetteer-like entries of the setting. Excellent bang for you buck.

  7. James T says:

    I just think Chris Hero is spoiled from all the snarky commentary over in the DC month-2-month posting. ;)

  8. Chris Hero says:

    @James T

    HA HA HA HA!!! Why should that column have all the fun?

  9. I very much doubt The Walking Dead added 21,000 sales due to a variant cover. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lovely cover but that’s some serious wishful thinking.

    More likely that it was the first issue to follow on from the latest collection, coupled with the return of the TV show to help amp up the promotion.

    Sad to see The Creep not performing as well as it should. It’s really good stuff.

  10. So many good books deserving of a wider audience, yet shops still under-order these titles. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to head across town to pick up a first issue from Image or another small publisher because my shop decided to play it safe and under-order.

    Too many “super-hero” only comic shops out there. Theses shops need to get hip, indie comics are what the cool kids read these days.

  11. Very disappointed to see Danger Club with such a big drop. It is a great series and should definitely be finding itself in front of more eyes. But I imagine the unstable shipping schedule is having a large affect on that.
    Hopefully the first trade collection will bump up the interest in the series.

  12. John Warren says:

    “Certain longer-running licensed books are still heading rapidly towards however.”

    Ummm… what?

  13. James says:

    Always have trouble posting on this site. Lets try a second time.

    No Planet of the Apes Cataclysm??? Its one of my favorite reads. Hope Boom! don’t cancel it.

    And is the Michonne Walking Dead one shot going to be in the next trade? Never picked it up.

  14. Evan Meadow says:

    James,, the Michonne one shot was just the Playboy story plus a reprint of issue #19, her first appearance.

    If you never read the Playboy story, they’re reprinting it again as part of the FCBD issue this year.

  15. Even doubling its floppy adience, Walking dead doesn’t seem to bring any significant chunk of its readership to Invincible, which is kinda disapointing.

  16. So how far down the list is Savage Dragon now? It had a recent issue with no letters-to-the-editor, so I’m wondering if this is in free fall…

    Which would make me sad as I’ve been getting it since issue #1 and it continues to be lots of convoluted fun!

  17. MBunge says:

    Glad to see The Shadow doing well. Hopefully that will extend over the The Spider. Dynamite gets well-earned grief for their multiple cover nonsense but those two books and Green Hornet: Year One are really good reads.

    Mike

  18. Paul Mellerick says:

    Chris Hero – I absolutely agree with you about Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors. There are a lot of retailers that don’t stock it, and I really think if Boom sent all of those retailers a free starter pack to try they could add 40-80% to their sales for those books.

    As far as my comments being a little meatier, no offence taken. It’s a combination of genuinely not having a lot to say about some books, and the fact that the Indie chart is substantially longer than the other two, and takes a hell of a long time to write! I spend around 20-30 hours a month on each column, partially down to my meagre spreadsheet skills, and partially because I like to take my time, trying to think of interesting things to say about the latest Red Sonja miniseries could make it even later than it already is! :) I’ll always try and comment where appropriate though.

    John Warren – I think I meant heading rapidly downwards. Again, half asleep…

    And all of those commenting on Walking Deads big rise this month, I think it’s probably a bit of both, variants and the start of a new arc. I did mean to mention the new arc, and got distracted by the variant. We’ll see next month, anyway.

  19. Chris Hero says:

    Paul,

    I wasn’t thinking meaner, just more editorializing good or bad. But certainly time is a premium, so I understand not wanting to put in even more of it for a volunteer thing. Your column is great as it is! I really enjoy it.

  20. I always enjoy the column. There’s one thing I’ve been curious about. Have you got a specific target in mind (- 4%, say) when you say a title has had a “big drop?” I’m not sure you’re completely consistent. But I could be wrong!

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