Indie Month-to-Month Sales: September 2011

By Paul Mellerick

Buffy returns in the top spot, although with sales far down on the beginning of the last Season, with Angel in third place. Sandwiched in between is Game of Thrones’ debut issue, while TMNT drops to fourth place after being last month’s best-selling indie. Further down the charts IDW’s other new licensed ongoing titles seem to be benefiting from the increased awareness the new DC books seem to be bringing, while many of Dynamite’s licenses seem to be tanking, the aforementioned Game of Thrones apart.

There were 127 indie books in the chart this month, well up on last month’s 103. The 103 book this month sold almost exactly what the 103 book last month sold, so this was certainly due to less Marvel and DC books released this month rather than stronger Indie sales. In fact those 103 books sold almost 35,000 less copies than last month, although top 300 indie sales are 1,053,116, almost 55,000 up on August. The bottom book sold 3,341 compared to last month’s 4,514. As usual, UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

This month Dark Horse were the number three publisher, with 4.76% dollar share and a 3.51 market share, followed by IDW with 4.13% dollar share and 3.10% market share, Image with a 4.08% dollar share and a 3.29% market share, Dynamite with a 3.07% dollar share and a 3.02% market share, and Boom with 1.39% dollar and 0.94% market share. That’s the same order as last month, although all but Dynamite have reduced figures.

I’ve listed all non Marvel / DC books in the top 300.

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

 52. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Nine (Dark Horse) 

09/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 - 96,556
09/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #18 - 77,589
09/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28 - 52,303
09/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #36 - 44,883
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10/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #37 - 43,021 (-4.1%)
11/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #38 - 41,189 (-4.3%)
12/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #39 - 40,010 (-2.9%)
01/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40 - 39,486 (-1.3%)
02-08/2011: -
09/2011: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1 - 42,945 (+8.0%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (-4.3%)
				2 year (-17.9%)
				3 year (-44.7%)
				4 year (-55.6%)

Buffy returns in the top spot, although with numbers not very far up on the end of the last season. Written by Joss Whedon with Dollhouse writer Andrew Chambliss (who I would imagine is doing most of the scripting), it’ll be interesting to see how fast this stabilizes.

107. Game of Thrones (Dynamite)

09/2011: Game of Thrones #1 - 20,888

This is a good start for the current fantasy favorite, making its comics debut. It’s received a second printing as well.

109. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse) 

09/2008: Angel After the Fall #12 - 43,019
09/2009: Angel #25 - 23,815
09/2010: Angel #37 - 15,865

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10/2010: Angel #38 - 15,115 (-4.7%)
11/2010: Angel #39 - 14,449 (-4.4%)
12/2010: Angel #40 - 14,182 (-1.8%)
01/2011: Angel #41 - 13,566 (-4.3%)
02/2011: Angel #42 - 13,136 (-3.2%)
03/2011: Angel #43 - 13,032 (-0.8%)
04/2011: Angel #44 - 12,897 (-1.0%)
05-07/2011: -
08/2011: Angel & Faith #1 - 22,813 (+76.9%)
09/2011: Angel & Faith #2 - 20,473 (-10.3%)
			6 month (+57.1%)
			1 year (+29.0%)
			2 year (-14.0%)
			3 year (-54.4%) 

I accidentally missed this last month, where it debuted at #104, the fourth best-selling indie book in August. Written by Christos Gage, these are good numbers, well up on the end of the IDW series and obviously benefiting from the closer association with Buffy.

 113. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing (IDW) 

08/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #1 - 34,803
09/2011: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing #2 - 19,333 (-44.4%) 

Quite a hefty drop-off, but IDW don’t overprint much, so these are basically retailer numbers. It’ll be another couple of months before we get a better idea of true sales. These are still very good numbers.

 120. The Boys (Dynamite)

09/2007: The Boys #10 - 32,077
09/2008: The Boys #22 - 27,104
09/2009: The Boys #34 - 24,502
09/2010: The Boys #46 - 20,789

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10/2010: The Boys #47 - 20,198 (-2.8%)
11/2010: The Boys #48 - 20,004 (-1.0%)
12/2010: The Boys #49 - 19,582 (-2.1%)
01/2011: The Boys #50 - 19,293 (-1.5%)
02/2011: The Boys #51 - 18,728 (-2.9%)
03/2011: The Boys #52 - 18,955 (+1.2%)
04/2011: The Boys #53 - 18,692 (-1.4%)
05/2011: The Boys #54 - 18,671 (-0.1%)
06/2011: The Boys #55 - 18,330 (-1.8%)
07/2011: The Boys #56 - 18,108 (-1.2%)
08/2011: The Boys #57 - 17,884 (-1.2%)
09/2011: The Boys #58 - 17,660 (-1.3%)
			6 month (-6.8%)
			1 year (-15.1%)
			2 year (-28.2%)
			3 year (-34.8%)
			4 year (-44.9%) 

As one of my colleagues on the other charts would say, “standard attrition”.

125. Ghostbusters Ongoing (IDW)

10/2010: Holiday Special What in Samhain Just Happened? - 6,075
11/2010-02/2011: -
03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #1 - 11,616 (+91.2%)
03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #2 - 10,445 (-10.1%)
04-08/2011: -
09/2011: Ghostbuster Ongoing #1 - 16,716 (+60.0%)

Very good launch figures, well up on any previous sales for IDW’s Ghostbusters comics. Obviously retailers have high hopes for it. As with the Turtles comic, this is not available in the UK or Europe.

129. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

09/2010: Captain's Log Pike #1 - 6,038
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09/2011: Star Trek Ongoing #1 - 15,943

Another IDW title substantially improved in sales with an ongoing series. This has had a second print as well, so I’m sure IDW are very pleased. The second (or twelfth, strictly speaking) film is due late next year I believe, so this has launched at a good time to tie in with the inevitable upcoming publicity splurge.

133. Kirby Genesis (Dynamite)

05/2011: Kirby Genesis #0 - 36,429
06/2011: Kirby Genesis #1 - 26,039 (-28.5%)
07/2011: Kirby Genesis #2 - 17,588 (-32.5%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Kirby Genesis #3 - 15,568 (-11.5%) 

This is still dropping quite fast, I’ve never been convinced of the appeal of Kirby’s later creations, as many companies seem to have tried with them and failed. Without Kirby, they seem rather ordinary characters.

139. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

08/2011: Dark Times Out of The Wilderness #1 - 18,548
09/2011: Dark Times Out of The Wilderness #2 - 14,870 (-19.8%) 

Quite a bad drop off, the lowest sales figures the titles ever had, but still the best-selling Star Wars book. At least it’s shipping on a regular basis so far, the previous run only managed 4 issues in it’s last year.

142. Butcher Baker (Dynamite)

10/2010: Highland Laddie #3 - 16,555 (-7.0%)
11/2010: Highland Laddie #4 - 15,389 (-7.0%)
12/2010: Highland Laddie #5 - 14,855 (-3.5%)
01/2011: Highland Laddie #6 - 14,214 (-4.3%)
02-06/2011: -
07/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #1 - 16,118
08/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #2 - 15,168 (-6.2%)
09/2011: Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #3 - 14,605 (-3.7%) 

Not too far behind its parent title, The Boys, but dropping a little faster. Not yet below the level of the previous mini-series, probably will be next issue, but still Dynamite’s fourth book in the top 150.

143. Infinite (Image)

08/2011: Infinite #1 - 27,434
09/2011: Infinite #2 - 14,585 (-46.8%) 

A very big second-issue drop, but this is retailer expectations rather than actual sales, so it’ll be another 2 issues before we see a better indication of sales.

143. Star Wars Old Republic (Dark Horse)

09/2010: Old Republic #3 - 16,705

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10/2010: Old Republic #4 - 16,160 (-3.3%)
11/2010: Old Republic #5 - 15,660 (-3.1%)
12/2010: Old Republic #6 - 14,862 (-5.1%)
01-05/2011: -
06/2011: Old Republic Lost Suns #1 - 17,642 (+18.7%)
07/2011: Old Republic Lost Suns #2 - 15,436 (-12.5%)
08/2011: Old Republic Lost Suns #3 - 14,741 (-4.7%)
09/2011: Old Republic Lost Suns #4 - 14,121 (-4.2%)
			1 year (-15.5%)
150. Star Wars Invasion (Dark Horse)

09/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #4 - 15,181

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10/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #5 - 14,572 (-4.0%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Star Wars Invasion: Rescues #6 - 13,547 (-7.0%)
01-06/2011: -
07/2011: Revelations #1 - 17,254 (+27.4%)
08/2011: Revelations #2 - 14,829 (-14.1%)
09/2011: Revelations #3 - 13,732 (-7.4%)
			1 year (-9.5%)
152. Star Wars Jedi (Dark Horse)

05/2011: Jedi Dark Side #1 - 18,949
06/2011: Jedi Dark Side #2 - 16,081 (-15.1%)
07/2011: Jedi Dark Side #3 - 15,232 (-5.3%)
08/2011: Jedi Dark Side #4 - 14,425 (-5.5%)
09/2011: Jedi Dark Side #5 - 13,692 (-5.1%)

The other three Star Wars mini-series are clustered together and all dropping off a little faster than is healthy at this stage.

153, 159. Warlord of Mars (Dynamite)

10/2010: Warlord of Mars #1 - 36,927
11/2010: Warlord of Mars #2 - 16,991 (-54.4%)
12/2010: Warlord of Mars #3 - 14,710 (-13.4%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Warlord of Mars #4 - 14,780 (+0.5%)
03/2011: Warlord of Mars #5 - 14,110 (-4.5%)
04/2011: Warlord of Mars #6 - 13,837 (-1.9%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Warlord of Mars #7 - 14,038 (+1.5%)
07/2011: Warlord of Mars #8 - 13,872 (-1.2%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #9 - 13,565 (-2.2%)
09/2011: Warlord of Mars #10 - 13,003 (-4.1%)
			6 month (-7.8%) 
160.Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris

03/2011: Dejah Thoris #1 - 18,432
04/2011: Dejah Thoris #2 - 14,286 (-22.5%)
05/2011: Dejah Thoris #3 - 14,215 (-0.5%)
06/2011: Dejah Thoris #4 - 13,584 (-4.4%)
08/2011: Dejah Thoris #5 - 13,331 (-1.9%)
09/2011: Dejah Thoris #6 - 12,903 (-3.2%)
			6 month (-30.0%) 

You’ve got to wonder whether Marvel’s John Carter book, which debuted with surprisingly strong sales of 19,173, is going to hurt sales on this book, or whether the film the Marvel version is based on will help. We’ll see around March next year. Dejah Thoris is selling almost the same as the parent book now.

154. Spawn (Image)

09/2006: Spawn #160 - 25,580
09/2007: Spawn #171 - 23,768
09/2008: Spawn #182 - 19,078
09/2009: -
09/2010: Spawn #199 - 18,076

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10-12/2010: -
01/2011: Spawn #200 - 65,448 (+262.1%)
01/2011: Spawn #201 - 18,458 (-71.8%)
02/2011: Spawn #202 - 18,335 (-0.7%)
02/2011: Spawn #203 - 15,572 (-15.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #204 - 15,591 (+0.1%)
03/2011: Spawn #205 - 15,320 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Spawn #206 - 15,160 (-1.0%)
05/2011: Spawn #207 - 14,796 (-2.4%)
06/2011: Spawn #208 - 14,468 (-2.2%)
07/2011: Spawn #209 - 13,964 (-3.5%)
08/2011: Spawn #210 - 14,100 (+0.1%)
09/2011: Spawn #211 - 13,526 (-4.1%)
	                          6 month (-11.7%)
                                       1 year (-25.2%)
                                       2 year (n.a.)
                                       3 year (-29.1%)
                                       4 year (-43.1%)
                                       5 year (-47.1%)

After last month’s slight up-tick, the drops resume and accelerate.

162. Jennifer Blood (Dynamite)

02/2011: Jennifer Blood #1 – 17,413
03/2011: Jennifer Blood #2 - 14,180 (-18.6%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Jennifer Blood #3 - 13,502 (-4.8%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Jennifer Blood #4 - 12,557 (-7.0%)
	                          6 month (-11.4%)

The drops and the gaps between issues are growing, and Garth Ennis is leaving the book after issue 6. The incoming Al Ewing is an excellent writer, but pretty unknown in the US, so you have to worry a little.

163. Kevin Smith's Bionic Man (Dynamite) 

08/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #1 - 17,187
09/2011: Kevin Smith's Bionic Man #2 - 12,343 (-28.2%) 

Quite a large second-issue drop, but this is a license without any other support, so it’s not too bad.

164, 175. True Blood (IDW)

09/2010: True Blood #3 - 24,254 [34,898]

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10/2010: True Blood #4 - 32,964 (-5.5%)
11/2010: True Blood #5 - 22,154 [26,361] (-20.0%)
12/2010: True Blood #6 - 21,297 [25,556] (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #1 - 19,824 (-22.4%)
03/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #2 - 16,639 (-16.1%)
04/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #3 - 15,899 (-4.4%)
05/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #4 - 13,617 (-14.4%)
06/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #5 - 5,607 [15,437]  (+13.4%)
07/2011: True Blood: Tainted Love #6 - 11,709 (-24.1%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: - True Blood French Quarter #1 - 12,277 (+4.9%)
09/2011: - True Blood French Quarter #2 - 10,605 (-13.6%)
	                          6 month (-36.3%)
                                       1 year (-56.3%) 

The new series starts slightly up, but swiftly drops back down to the lowest level yet. It’s now selling less than a third of what it was selling 10 issues ago. The Tainted Love HC sold 1,461 charting at 63 in the graphic novel chart.

165. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

06/2010: Abe Sapien Abysmal Plain #1 - 13,010 (+3.9%)
07/2010: Abe Sapien Abysmal Plain #2 - 11,805  (-9.3%)

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09/2011: Abe Sapien Devil Does Not Jest #1 - 11,846 (+0.3%) 
167. BPRD (Dark Horse)

09/2006: -
09/2007: Killing Ground #2 (of 5) - 16,142
09/2008: Warning #3 (of 5) - 16,332
09/2009: 1947 #3 (of 5) - 14,810
09/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #2 - 12,717 (-6.2%)

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10/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #3 - 12,402 (-2.5%)
11/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #4 - 11,882 (-4.2%)
12/2010: Hell on Earth: New World #5 - 11,528 (-3.0%)
01/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #1 - 12,820 (+11.2%)
02/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #2 - 11,585 (-9.6%)
03/2011: Hell on Earth: Gods #3 - 11,565 (-0.2%)
04/2011: Dead Remembered #1 - 12,825 (+10.9%)
05/2011: Dead Remembered #2 - 11,714 (-8.7%)
06/2011: Dead Remembered #3 - 11,418 (-2.5%)
07/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #1 - 12,623 (+10.6%)
08/2011: Hell on Earth: Monsters #2 - 11,221 (-11.2%)
09/2011: Hell on Earth: Russia #1 - 11,634 (+3.7%)
	                          6 month (+0.6%)
                                       1 year (-8.5%)
                                       2 year (-21.4%)
                                       3 year (-28.8%)
                                       4 year (-27.9%)
                                       5 year (n.a.) 

Abe Sapien launches above parent title BPRD, which sells around a thousand copies less than any of the other number ones this year. The eleventh Hellboy collection charted at number 5 in the GN chart, with sales of 5,215.

166. Red Wing (Image)

07/2011: Red Wing #1 - 16,464
08/2011: Red Wing #2 - 12,368 (-24.8%)
09/2011: Red Wing #3 - 11,825 (-4.4%) 

Levelling out nicely. A one-shot from Jonathan Hickman called Feel Better Now was supposed to come out in November, but has been cancelled and will be retooled as a graphic novel next year.

168. Conan (Dark Horse)

09/2006: Conan #32 - 29,070
09/2007: -
09/2008: The Cimmerian #3 - 25,102
09/2009: The Cimmerian #14 - 18,643
09/2010: The Cimmerian #23 - 15,837

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10/2010: The Cimmerian #24 - 15,490 (-2.2%)
11/2010: The Cimmerian #25 - 15,421 (-0.4%)
12/2010: The Road of Kings #1 - 16,099 (+4.4%)
01/2011: The Road of Kings #2 - 13,385 (-16.9%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: The Road of Kings #3 - 13,193 (-1.4%)
04/2011: The Road of Kings #4 - 12,827 (-2.8%)
05/2011: The Road of Kings #5 - 12,672 (-1.2%)
06/2011: The Road of Kings #6 - 12,523 (-1.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: The Road of Kings #7 - 11,955 (-4.5%)
09/2011: The Road of Kings #8 - 11,621 (-2.8%)
	                          6 month (-11.9%)
                                       1 year (-26.6%)
                                       2 year (-37.7%)
                                       3 year (-53.7%)
                                       4 year (n.a.)
                                       5 year (-60.0%) 

This relaunch doesn’t seem to have worked very well, it seems likely that it would be selling better if they’d kept it as Conan The Cimmerian. The most recent collection of the old Savage Sword of Conan comics charts at number eleven in the graphic novel chart, selling 2,781 copies.

170. Danger Girl Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

04/2011: Danger Girl Army of Darkness #1 - 14,869
05/2011: -
06/2011: Danger Girl Army  of Darkness #2 - 12,417 (-16.5%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Danger Girl Army  of Darkness #3 - 11,169 (-10.1%) 

Not too bad for a book of this type, but still dropping quite fast.

171. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters (IDW)

03/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 58,879 [69,662]
04/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #2 - 14,492 (-79.2%)
05/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #3 - 14,588 (+0.7%)
06/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #4 - 7,570 [14,890] (+2.1%)
07/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #5 - 13,750 (-7.7%)
08/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #6 - 12,524 (-8.9%)
09/2011: Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #7 - 11,141 (-12.4%)
	                          6 month (-81.1%) 

Those drop-offs are getting bigger and bigger, which probably won’t be helped by the departure of Eric Powell as writer with this issue. That six-month comparison is very inflated by the retailer promotion that ran with the first issue.

173. Dollhouse Epitaphs (Dark Horse)

03/2011: Dollhouse Epitaphs Oneshot - 19,836
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: Dollhouse Epitaphs #1 - 14,761 (-25.6%)
08/2011: Dollhouse Epitaphs #2 - 12,366 (-16.2%)
09/2011: Dollhouse Epitaphs #3 - 10,866 (-12.1%) 

Losing readers fast, this sadly doesn’t appear to have been as successful as Dark Horse hoped. The last issue just came out, and stated that although there may be more Dollhouse in the future, it isn’t going to be the near-future.

175. Morning Glories (Image) 

09/2010: Morning Glories #2 - 8,265

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10/2010: Morning Glories #3 - 11,258 (+36.2%)
11/2010: Morning Glories #4 - 11,292 (+0.3%)
12/2010: Morning Glories #5 - 11,193 (-0.9%)
01/2011: Morning Glories #6 - 10,795 (-3.6%)
02/2011: Morning Glories #7 - 11,037 (+2.2%)
03/2011: Morning Glories #8 - 10,809 (-2.1%)
04/2011: Morning Glories #9 - 10,975 (+1.5%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Morning Glories #10 - 11,385 (+3.7%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Morning Glories #11 - 10,653 (-6.4%)
09/2011: Morning Glories #12 - 10,537 (-1.1%)
	                          6 month (-2.5%)
                                       1 year (+27.5%) 

Holding pretty steady at the moment. This issue was billed as holding some answers to the series mysteries, but it didn’t reveal much and created many more questions.

180. GI Joe (IDW)

09/2006: GI Joe America’s Elite #15 (Devil’s Due) - 17,449
09/2007: GI Joe America’s Elite #27 (Devil’s Due) - 15,267
09/2008: -
09/2009: GI Joe #9 – 17,436
09/2010: GI Joe #22 - 11,887

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10/2010: GI Joe #23 - 11,531 (-3.0%)
11/2010: GI Joe #24 - 10,985 (-4.7%)
12/2010: GI Joe #25 - 10,641 (-3.1%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: GI Joe #26 - 10,323 (-3.0%)
02/2011: GI Joe #27 - 10,102 (-2.1%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #1 - 13,438 (+33.0%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #2 - 12,427 (-7.5%)
04/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #0 - 12,353 (-5.9%)
05/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #1 - 13,703 (+10.9%)
06/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #2 - 11,640 (-15.1%)
07/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #3 - 11,377 (-2.3%)
08/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #4 - 10,824 (-4.9%)
09/2011: GI Joe Vol 2 #5 - 10,371 (-4.2%)
	                          6 month (-16.5%)
                                       1 year (-12.8%)
                                       2 year (-40.5%)
                                       3 year (n.a.)
                                       4 year (-32.1%)
                                       5 year (-40.6%) 
184. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

09/2010: Real American Hero #158 - 13,197
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10/2010: Real American Hero #159 - 12,309 (-6.7%)
11/2010: Real American Hero #160 - 11,544 (-6.2%)
12/2010: Real American Hero #161 - 11,125 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Real American Hero #162 - 10,516 (-5.5%)
02/2011: Real American Hero #163 - 10,262 (-2.4%)
03/2011: Real American Hero #164 - 10,386 (+1.2%)
04/2011: Real American Hero #165 - 10,218 (-1.6%)
05/2011: Real American Hero #166 - 10,117 (-1.0%)
06/2011: Real American Hero #167 - 10,118 (+0.0%)
07/2011: Real American Hero #168 - 9,943 (-1.7%)
08/2011: Real American Hero #169 - 9,670 (-2.7%)
09/2011: Real American Hero #170 - 9,542 (-1.3%)
	                          6 month (-8.1%)
                                       1 year (-27.7%)
186,193. Cobra Ongoing (IDW)

09/2010: GI Joe Cobra Special #2 - 8,785

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10/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #9 - 8,656 (-1.5%)
11/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #10 - 8,275 (-4.4%)
12/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #11 - 8,008 (-3.2%)
01/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #12 - 7,613 (-4.9%)
02/2011: GI Joe Cobra II #13 - 7,436 (-2.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Cobra #1 - 11,949 (+60.7%)
06/2011: Cobra #2 - 10,128 (-15.2%)
07/2011: Cobra #3 - 7,740 (-23.6%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Cobra #4 - 9,391 (+21.3%)
09/2011: Cobra #5 - 9,068 (-3.4%)
	                6 month (n.a.)
                              1 year (+3.2%)
192. Snake Eyes Ongoing (IDW)

09/2009: GI Joe Origins #7 - 14,753
09/2010: GI Joe Origins #19 - 11,171

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10/2010: GI Joe Origins #20 - 9,482 (-15.1%)
11/2010: GI Joe Origins #21 - 8,970 (-5.4%)
12/2010: GI Joe Origins #22 - 8,597 (-4.2%)
01/2011: GI Joe Origins #23 - 8,136 (-5.4%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Snake Eyes #1 - 12,197 (+49.9%)
06/2011: Snake Eyes #2 - 10,246 (-16.0%)
07/2011: Snake Eyes #3 - 10,001 (-2.4%)
08/2011: Snake Eyes #4 - 9,288 (-7.1%)
09/2011: Snake Eyes #5 - 9,141 (-1.6%)
	                          6 month (n.a.)
                                       1 year (-18.2%)
                                       2 year (-38.0%) 

All of the GI Joe books are falling, the main book the fastest. Cobra is still well above the last series, and the sales pattern would suggest that some copies of issue three slipped into the following month, and the sales drop on that issue wasn’t that bad.

 181. Hellraiser (Boom!) 

03/2011: Hellraiser #1 - 13,850
04/2011: -
05/2011: Hellraiser #2 - 10,366 (-25.2%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Hellraiser #3 - 9,974 (-3.8%)
08/2011: Hellraiser #4 - 11,096 (+11.2%)
09/2011: Hellraiser #5 - 10,303 (-7.1%)
	                          6 month (-25.6%) 

Down on last issue, but still pretty good numbers. The first collection charted at number 38 on the GN chart, with 1,859 copies ordered.

182, 185. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)

09/2008: All Hail Megatron #3 - 13,238
09/2009: All Hail Megatron #15 - 11,634
09/2010: Transformers Ongoing #11 - 11,582


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10/2010: Transformers Ongoing #12 - 11,166 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Transformers Ongoing #13 - 10,998 (-1.5%)
12/2010: Transformers Ongoing #14 - 10,573 (-3.9%)
01/2011: Transformers Ongoing #15 - 10,159 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Transformers Ongoing #16 - 10,265 (+1.0%)
03/2011: Transformers Ongoing #17 - 10,094 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Transformers Ongoing #18 - 9,813 (-2.8%)
05/2011: Transformers Ongoing #19 - 10,089 (+2.8%)
06/2011: Transformers Ongoing #20 - 10,232 (+1.4%)
07/2011: Transformers Ongoing #21 - 10,165 (-0.7%)
07/2011: Transformers Ongoing #22 - 9,884 (-2.8%)
08/2011: Transformers Ongoing #23 - 10,327 (+4.5%)
08/2011: Transformers Ongoing #24 - 10,097 (-2.2%)
09/2011: Transformers Ongoing #25 - 9,533 (-5.6%)
09/2011: Transformers Ongoing #26 - 10,118 (+6.1%)
	                          6 month (-0.2%)
                                       1 year (-12.6%)
                                       2 year (-13.0%)
                                       3 year (-23.6%) 

Really very stable, this is effectively two books under one name, as alternating issues run different stories arcs. They don’t correspond with the sales spikes and dips though, so who knows why that happens?

 188, 287. Severed (Image)

08/2011: Severed #1 - 10,573 (14,411)
09/2011: Severed #2 - 9,280 (-12.2%) 

This is doing much better than the second issue sales suggest, as a second printing of the first issue charts at 287, with another 3,838 copies, an excellent figure.

 189. Green Hornet (Dynamite) 

09/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #7 - 20,880

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10/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #8 - 19,442 (+33.5%)
11/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #9 - 17,894 (-8.0%)
11/2010: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #10 - 17,753 (-0.8%)
12/2010: Green Hornet #11 - 14,771 (-16.8%)
01/2011: Green Hornet #12 - 13,913 (-5.8%)
02/2011: Green Hornet #13 - 12,503 (-10.1%)
03/2011: Green Hornet #14 - 11,485 (-8.1%)
04/2011: Green Hornet #15 - 10,708 (-6.8%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Green Hornet #16 - 10,396 (-2.9%)
07/2011: Green Hornet #17 - 9,708 (-6.6%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Green Hornet #18 - 9,279 (-4.4%)
	                          6 month (-19.2%)
                                       1 year (-55.6%) 

Still dropping off very fast, but not doing as badly as the now-cancelled tie-ins further down the chart.

191. Artifacts (Image)

09/2010: Artifacts #2 - 13,147

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Artifacts #3 - 11,844 (-9.9%)
12/2010: Artifacts #4 - 11,415 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Artifacts #5 - 11,788 (+3.3%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Artifacts #6 - 10,910 (-7.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Artifacts #7 - 10,667 (-2.2%)
06/2011: Artifacts #8 - 10,343 (-3.0%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Artifacts #9 - 10,942 (+5.7%)
09/2011: Artifacts #10 - 9,215 (-15.8%)
	                      6 month (-15.5%)
                                    1 year (-29.9%) 

Ooh, after last month’s rise that’s a very bad drop-off. Not a good sign following the announcement that this book is becoming an ongoing, although that plan may have been quietly dropped, as the most recent issue was still released as 11 of 13. The second trade charted at 59 with sales of 1,533.

194. Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths(IDW)

06/2011: Gangsters and Goliaths #1 - 13,292
07/2011: Gangsters and Goliaths #2 - 11,611 (-12.6%)
08/2011: Gangsters and Goliaths #3 - 10,525 (-9.3%)
09/2011: Gangsters and Goliaths #4 - 9,061 (-13.9%)

Falling off a cliff a bit, although the drops are in line with its parent title.

196. Baltimore (Dark Horse) 

09/2010: Baltimore Plague Ships #2 - 10,601
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10/2010: Baltimore Plague Ships #3 - 9,823 (-7.3%)
11/2010: Baltimore Plague Ships #4 - 9,558 (-2.7%)
12/2010: Baltimore Plague Ships #5 - 9,142 (-4.4%)
01-07/2011: -
08/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #1 - 10,797 (+18.1%)
09/2011: Baltimore Curse Bells #2 - 8,988 (-16.8%)
                                    1 year (-15.2%) 

Settles back into a gentle drift downwards, ignoring the bump from the new number one.

197. Mega Man (Archie)

05/2011: Mega Man #1 - 12,586
06/2011: Mega Man #2 - 7,713 (-38.7%)
07/2011: Mega Man #3 - 4,845 (-37.2%)
08/2011: Mega Man #4 - 8,900 (+83%)
09/2011: Mega Man #5 - 8,741 (-1.8%) 

Holding almost all of last issue’s increase, this is a genuine hit in the direct market, selling better than the Sonic titles.

198. Irredeemable (Boom) 

09/2009: Irredeemable #6 - 14,128
09/2010: Irredeemable #17 - 11,818

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10/2010: Irredeemable #18 - 11,398 (-3.6%)
11/2010: Irredeemable #19 - 11,102 (-2.6%)
12/2010: Irredeemable #20 - 10,406 (-6.3%)
01/2011: Irredeemable #21 - 10,247 (-1.5%)
02/2011: Irredeemable #22 - 10,025 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Irredeemable #23 - 9,983 (-0.4%)
04/2011: Irredeemable #24 - 10,274 (+2.9%)
05/2011: Irredeemable #25 - 10,082 (-1.9%)
06/2011: Irredeemable #26 - 9,784 (-3.0%)
07/2011: Irredeemable #27 - 9,577 (-2.1%)
08/2011: Irredeemable #28 - 8,820 (-7.9%)
09/2011: Irredeemable #29 - 8,582 (-2.7%)
	                          6 month (-14.0%)
                                       1 year (-27.4%)
                                       2 year (-39.3%) 

Not as big a drop as last month, and heading toward a cross-over with Incorruptible. Volume Seven of the trade paperbacks charts at a very good number 13 with sales of 2,618, meaning that the trades, priced at 17 dollars for 4 issues of content, are more lucrative than the single issues at four dollars each.

199. Vampirella Scarlet Legion (Dynamite)

05/2011: Scarlet Legion #1 - 13,625
06/2011: Scarlet Legion #2 - 9,818 (-27.9%)
07/2011: Scarlet Legion #3 - 9,262 (-5.7%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Scarlet Legion #4 - 8,466 (-8.6%) 

One more issue left, this hasn’t done too badly for Dynamite, and sales aren’t too far behind the parent title.

200. Witchblade (Image)

09/2006: Witchblade #101 - 14,727
09/2007: -
09/2008: Witchblade #120 - 15,068
09/2009: Witchblade #130 - 15,387
09/2010: Witchblade #138 - 10,521

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Witchblade #139 - 10,113 (-3.9%)
12/2010: Witchblade #140 - 11,172 (+10.5%)
01/2011: Witchblade #141 - 9,768 (-12.6%)
02/2011: Witchblade #142 - 9,803 (+0.4%)
03/2011: Witchblade #143 - 9,394 (-4.2%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Witchblade #144 - 10,662 (+13.5%)
06/2011: Witchblade #145 - 8,996 (-15.6%)
07/2011: Witchblade #146 - 8,765 (-2.6%)
08/2011: Witchblade #147 - 8,487 (-3.2%)
09/2011: Witchblade #148 - 8,461 (-0.3%)
	                          6 month (-%)
                                       1 year (-19.6%)
                                       2 year (-45.0%)
                                       3 year (-43.8%)
                                       4 year (n.a.)
                                       5 year (-42.5%) 

I’ve only just noticed that this book has averaged 10 issues a year for the last 5 years, skipping after every 5 issues. That’s gotta be by design, right? Heading towards issue one fifty.

201. Dungeons and Dragons (IDW)

11/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #1 - 15,462 (-34.6%)
12/2010: Dungeons and Dragons #2 - 11,623 (-24.8%)
01/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #3 - 10,112 (-13.0%)
02/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #4 - 9,761 (-3.5%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #5 - 9,833 (+0.7%)
04/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #6 - 9,520 (-3.2%)
05/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #7 - 9,427 (-1.0%)
06/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #8 - 9,226 (-2.1%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #9 - 8,987 (-2.6%)
08/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #10 - 8,545 (-4.9%)
09/2011: Dungeons and Dragons #11 - 8,441 (-1.2%) 
204. Dungeons and Dragons Drizzt (IDW)

08/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #1 - 9,855
09/2011: Dungeons & Dragons Drizzt #2 - 8,328 (-15.5%) 

The two would appear to be being ordered pretty much in tandem, as sales are very close. The Drizzt Omnibus, collecting the earlier Devil’s Due series, charts at 86 in the GN chart with 1,120 copies ordered.

202. The Guild (Dark Horse) 

12/2010: Vork #1 - 12,105 (-6.7%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Tink #1 - 9,904 (-18.2%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Bladezz #1 - 9,490 (-4.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: - Clara #1 - 8,420 (-11.3%) 

These are dropping in sales, but the collection will probably do well to fans of the web-show.

203. Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)

04/2011: Dark Horse Presents #1 - 15,107
05/2011: -
06/2011: Dark Horse Presents #2 - 11,315 (-25.1%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Dark Horse Presents #3 - 8,931 (-21.1%)
09/2011: Dark Horse Presents #4 - 8,366 (-6.3%) 

Drops have slowed this month, I would imagine Dark Horse are very happy with these figures, considering this is an eight dollar book.

205. Super Dinosaur (Image)

04/2011: Super Dinosaur #1 - 12,473
05/2011: Super Dinosaur #2 - 9,945 (-20.3%)
05/2011: Super Dinosaur Origin Special #1 - 8,575 (-13.8%)
06/2011: Super Dinosaur #3 - 8,943 (+4.3%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: - Super Dinosaur #4 - 8,303 (-7.1%) 

Bit of a strong drop at this stage, and that gap in solicits won’t be helping, but this is nonetheless selling very well for an all-ages title.

206.  Rachel Rising (Abstract) 

09/2009: Echo #15 - 10,529
09/2010: -

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10/2010: Echo #25 - 8,694 (+93.8%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Echo #26 - 8,722 (+0.3%)
01/2011: Echo #27 - 6,675 (-23.5%)
02/2011: Echo #28 - 7,995 (+19.8%)
03/2011: Echo #29 - 8,016 (+0.3%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Echo #30 - 8,340 (+4.0%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Rachel Rising #1 - 10,989 (+31.8%)
09/2011: Rachel Rising #2 - 8,189 (-25.5%)

A slightly heavy second-issue drop, but these are retailer orders, not sales, and both the first two issues have had second prints.

207. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

09/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #30 - 9,754
09/2009: -
09/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #50 - 13,931

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10/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #51 - 8,343 (-40.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #52 - 7,903 (-5.3%)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #53 - 9,146 (+15.7%)
12/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #54 - 7,886 (-13.8%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #55 - 8,897 (+12.8%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #56 - 8,701 (-2.2%)
03/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #57 - 7,096 (-18.4%)
04/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #58 - 7,198 (+1.4%)
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #59 - 8,356 (+16.1%)
06/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #60 - 8,143 (-2.5%)
07/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #61 - 7,777 (-4.5%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #62 - 6,452 (-17%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #63 - 8,086 (+25.3%)
09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #64 - 8,183 (+1.2%) 

Who’d have thought that a cheesecake fairy tale book would do so well, as sales tick up again for the Dream Eater crossover? Volume ten of the trade paperback charts at 43 with sales of 1,803.

208, 243. Lady Death (Avatar)

12/2010: Lady Death #0 - 15,665
01/2011: Lady Death #1 - 14,023 (-10.5%)
02/2011: Lady Death #2 - 11,033 (-21.3%)
03/2011: Lady Death #3 - 10,801 (-2.1%)
04/2011: Lady Death #4 - 10,391 (-3.8%)
05/2011: Lady Death #5 - 9,656 (-7.1%)
06/2011: Lady Death #6 - 9,563 (-1.0%)
07/2011: Lady Death #7 - 8,945 (-6.4%)
08/2011: Lady Death #8 - 8,681 (-3.0%)
09/2011: Lady Death #9 - 8,127 (-6.4%)
09/2011: Lady Death Origins Annual #1 - 6,331 (-22.1%)

Sales are falling very quickly on this title, certainly faster than they should be nine issues in. The annual sells way below the regular series.

 209, 213. Hack Slash (Image)

09/2009: Hack Slash #26 (Devil’s Due) - 5,400
09/2010: Hack Slash My First Maniac #4 - 8,177

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10/2010: Hack Slash Annual 2010 - 8,149 (-0.3%)
11/2010: Hack Slash Trailers Part 2 - 5,887 (-27.8%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Hack Slash: Me Without You - 7,496 (+27.3%)
02/2011: Hack Slash #1 - 10,553 (+40.8%)
03/2011: Hack Slash #2 - 8,483 (-19.6%)
04/2011: Hack Slash #3 - 8,554 (+0.8%)
05/2011: Hack Slash #4 - 8,449 (-1.2%)
06/2011: Hack Slash #5 - 8,666 (+2.6%)
07/2011: Hack Slash #6 - 8,201 (-5.4%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Hack Slash #7 - 7,967 (-2.9%)
09/2011: Hack Slash #8 - 7,737 (-2.9%)

Slightly dropping, but it’s within the sales range of the past few years. Volume nine of the collections charts at 80 with 1,178 in sales.

214. Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror (Bongo)

09/2006: Treehouse of Horror #12 - 10,853
09/2007: Treehouse of Horror #13 - 9,691
09/2008: Treehouse of Horror #14 - 9,133
09/2009: Treehouse of Horror #15 - 8,818
09/2010: Treehouse of Horror #16 - 8,705

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09/2011: Treehouse of Horror #17 - 7,671

A big drop from last year, featuring stories from Gene Ha & Zander Cannon, Jim Woodring and Jane Weidlin, but still well above the parent book.

215. Witch Doctor (Image)

06/2011: Witch Doctor #1 - 12,592
07/2011: Witch Doctor #2 - 7,410 (-41.2%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Witch Doctor #3 - 7,659 (+3.4%)

A slight increase, suggesting that retailers have underestimated this book.

217. Fathom (Aspen)

06/2011: Fathom Primer #1 - 8,508
06/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #0 - 8,317 (-2.2%)
07/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #1 - 9,289 (+11.7%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Fathom Vol 4 #2 - 7,579 (-18.4%)

A big drop, despite it finally approaching a regular publishing schedule.

218. Pigs (Image)

09/2011: Pigs #1 - 7,546 

A new mini from the creator of the Choker mini-series, Ben McCool, up on the sales for that series. It’s about Russian sleeper agents from the Bay of Pigs incident, reactivating in the present day.

219. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

09/2009: Doctor Who #3 - 8,711
09/2010: Doctor Who #15 - 6,620

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10/2010: Doctor Who #16 - 6,198 (-6.4%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #1 - 8,843 (+42.7%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #2 - 7,461 (-15.6%)
03/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #3 - 7,523 (+0.8%)
04/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #4 - 7,477 (-0.6%)
05/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #5 - 7,498 (+0.3%)
06/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #6 - 7,580 (-1.1%)
07/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #7 - 7,356 (-3.0%)
08/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #8 - 7,480 (+1.7%)
08/2010: Doctor Who Annual 2011 - 6,453 (-13.7%)
09/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #9 - 7,324 (+13.5%) 

Very stable indeed.

223. Sonic Universe (Archie) 

09/2009: Sonic Universe #8 - 6,924
09/2010: Sonic Universe #20 - 6,747
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10/2010: Sonic Universe #21 - 6,843 (+1.4%)
11/2010: Sonic Universe #22 - 6,641 (-3.0%)
12/2010: Sonic Universe #23 - 6,480 (-2.4%)
01/2011: Sonic Universe #24 - 6,228 (-3.9%)
02/2011: Sonic Universe #25 - 6,464 (+3.8%)
03/2011: Sonic Universe #26 - 6,571 (+1.7%)
04/2011: Sonic Universe #27 - 6,636 (+1.0%)
05/2011: Sonic Universe #28 - 6,722 (+1.3%)
06/2011: Sonic Universe #29 - 6,917 (+2.9%)
07/2011: Sonic Universe #30 - 6,892 (-0.4%)
08/2011: Sonic Universe #31 - 7,038 (+2.1%)
09/2011: Sonic Universe #32 - 7,027 (-0.1%)

Also very stable. The first collection charts at 52 with sales of 1,652.

225. Tarot Witch of the Black Rose (Broadsword)

09/2006: Tarot #40 - 9,410
09/2007: Tarot #46 - 7,134
09/2008: Tarot #52 - 9,098
09/2009: Tarot #58 - 8,502
09/2010: Tarot #64 - 8,016

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Tarot #65 - 7,671 (-4.3%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Tarot #66 - 7,530 (-1.8%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Tarot #67 - 7,467 (-0.8%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Tarot #68 - 8,229 (+10.2%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Tarot #69 - 7,303 (-11.3%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Tarot #70 - 6,955 (-4.8%) 

A series low in sales, but this still does very well for Jim Balent considering it’s adults only.

226. Planet of the Apes (Boom!) 

04/2011: Planet of the Apes #1 - 9,333
05/2011: Planet of the Apes #2 - 7,369 (-21.0%)
06/2011: Planet of the Apes #3 - 7,804 (+5.9%)
07/2011: Planet of the Apes #4 - 6,907 (-11.5%)
08/2011: Planet of the Apes #5 - 8,386 (+21.4%)
09/2011: Planet of the Apes #6 - 6,890 (-17.8%) 

Actually a pretty good drop if you ignore the increase that last month’s one dollar issue brought.

227. Queen Sonja (Dynamite) 

09/2010: Queen Sonja #10 - 8,975 (-2.2%)

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Queen Sonja #11 - 8,502 (-5.3%)
12/2010: Queen Sonja #12 - 8,231 (-3.2%)
01/2011: Queen Sonja #13 - 7,889 (-4.2%)
02/2011: Queen Sonja #14 - 7,636 (-3.2%)
03/2011: Queen Sonja #15 - 7,539 (-1.3%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Queen Sonja #16 - 7,287 (-3.3%)
06/2011: Queen Sonja #17 - 7,241 (-0.6%)
07/2011: Queen Sonja #18 - 6,869 (-5.1%)
08/2011: Queen Sonja #19 - 6,816 (-0.8%)
09/2011: Queen Sonja #20 - 6,883 (+1.0%) 

A slight increase for no apparent reason.

228. Sergio Aragones Funnies (Bongo)

07/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #1 - 9,419
08/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #2 - 7,439 (-21.0%)
09/2011: Sergio Aragones Funnies #3 - 6,859 (-7.8%) 

Hopefully starting to stabilize, with not such a bad drop.

230. Turok Son of Stone (Dark Horse) 

10/2010: Turok Son of Stone #1 - 12,607
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: Turok Son of Stone #2 - 8,015 (-36.4%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Turok Son of Stone #3 - 6,821 (-14.9%)

Considering it’s lost almost half of it’s audience and only released 3 issues in a year, it’s not a surprise this is cancelled.

231. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

09/2006: Simpsons Comics #122 - 10,095
09/2007: Simpsons Comics #134 - 9,625
09/2008: Simpsons Comics #146 - 8,723
09/2010: Simpsons Comics #170 - 7,320

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10/2010: Simpsons Comics #171 - 7,429 (+1.5%)
11/2010: Simpsons Comics #172 - 7,429 (0.0%)
12/2010: Simpsons Comics #173 - 7,065 (-4.9%)
01/2011: Simpsons Comics #174 - 6,776 (-4.1%)
02/2011: Simpsons Comics #175 - 6,896 (+1.8%)
03/2011: Simpsons Comics #176 - 6,874 (-0.3%)
04/2011: Simpsons Comics #177 - 6,837 (-0.5%)
05/2011: Simpsons Comics #178 - 6,991 (+2.2%)
06/2011: Simpsons Comics #179 - 6,913 (-1.1%)
07/2011: Simpsons Comics #180 - 6,705 (-3.0%)
08/2011: Simpsons Comics #181 - 6,796 (+1.3%)
09/2011: Simpsons Comics #182 - 6,808 (+0.2%)

As stable as ever, and with sales outside the direct market.

233, 251. Terminator/Robocop: Kill Human (Dynamite)

07/2011: Kill Human #1 - 8,322
08/2011: -
09/2011: Kill Human #2 - 6,755 (-18.8%)
09/2011: Kill Human #3 - 5,735 (-15.1%)

Not leveling up very well unfortunately.

234. Incorruptible (Boom)

09/2010: Incorruptible #9 - 10,646 (-2.7%)

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10/2010: Incorruptible #10 - 10,314 (-3.1%)
10/2010: Incorruptible #11 - 9,844 (-4.6%)
11/2010: Incorruptible #12 - 9,403 (-4.5%)
12/2010: Incorruptible #13 - 8,701 (-7.5%)
01/2011: Incorruptible #14 - 8,512 (-2.2%)
02/2011: Incorruptible #15 - 8,252 (-3.1%)
03/2011: Incorruptible #16 - 8,108 (-1.7%)
04/2011: Incorruptible #17 - 8,257 (+1.8%)
05/2011: Incorruptible #18 - 8,044 (-2.6%)
06/2011: Incorruptible #19 - 7,804 (-3.0%)
07/2011: Incorruptible #20 - 7,584 (-2.8%)
08/2011: Incorruptible #21 - 7,015 (-7.5%)

That’s quite a large drop, but hopefully the upcoming crossover with Irredeemable will give it a shot in the arm.

236. Green Hornet Year One (Dynamite)

09/2010: Green Hornet Year One #5 - 11,208

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10/2010: Green Hornet Year One #6 - 10,647 (-5.0%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Green Hornet Year One #7 - 9,455 (-11.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Green Hornet Year One #8 - 8,503 (-10.1%)
03/2011: Green Hornet Year One #9 - 7,620 (-10.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Green Hornet Year One #10 - 7,300 (-4.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Green Hornet Year One #11 - 6,839 (-6.3%)
09/2011: Green Hornet Year One #12 - 6,588 (-3.7%)

Cancelled, as Dynamite whittle their GH books down to one.

Big Lie #1 (Image) 

09/2011: Big Lie #1 - 6,572

A new Rick Veitch book is always something to celebrate, this is a 9/11 conspiracy book released on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

238. Magdalena (Image)

09/2010: Magdalena #3 - 7,538

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Magdalena #4 - 7,171 (-4.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: Magdalena #5 - 6,538 (-8.8%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Magdalena #6 - 6,325 (-3.3%)
06/2011: Magdalena #7 - 6,968 (+10.2%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Magdalena #8 - 6,551 (-6.0%)

Loses some of the gains it made last issue, but still up on 3 issues ago. This is only one of two covers, so the true sales will be higher.

239. Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover (Zenescope) 

05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover Prelude - 8,558
05/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales Dream Eater Crossover #1 - 9,304 (+8.7%)
06/2011: The Piper one shot (part 2) - 6,877 (-26.1%)
07/2011: Myths and Legends #6 (part 3) - 6,215 (-9.6%)
06/2011: Wonderland one shot (part 4) - 6,913 (+11.2%)
06/2011: Neverland one shot (part 5) - 6,701 (-3.1%)
07/2011: Salem’s Daughter one shot (part 6) - 6,423 (-4.1%)
07/2011: Myths and Legends #7 (part 7) - 6,215 (-3.2%)
08/2011: Sinbad one shot (part 8) - 6,059 (-2.5%)
08/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #63 (part 9) - 8,086 (+33.5%)
09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #64 (part 10) - 8,183 (+1.2%)
09/2011: Inferno one shot (part 11) - 6,544 (-20.0%)

Kind of weirdly stable, despite bouncing around depending on the characters involved they’re all within the same sales range. I’ve already covered Grimm Fairy Tales, but I’ve included them here for reference.

242. Elric: The Balance Lost (Boom!)

07/2011: The Balance Lost #1 - 9,893
08/2011: The Balance Lost #2 - 6,643 (-32.8%)
09/2011: The Balance Lost #3 - 6,345 (-4.4%)

Stabilizing very quickly.

245. Grimm Fairy Tales The Library (Zenescope)

09/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales The Library #1 - 6,255

This is an all-ages version of the comics that essentially are popular because of their cheesecake and horror content. Not quite sure how well that will work, although these aren’t bad figures.

246. Futurama Comics (Bongo)

09/2009: Futurama Comics #45 - 6,454
09/2010: Futurama Comics #51 - 6,224

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Futurama Comics #52 - 6,390 (+2.7%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Futurama Comics #53 - 6,098 (-4.6%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Futurama Comics #54 - 6,228 (+2.1%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Futurama Comics #55 - 6,177 (-0.8%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Futurama Comics #56 - 6,229 (+0.8%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Futurama Comics #57 - 6,252 (+0.4%)

Slightly up again, and of course sells outside the direct market.

247. Doctor Solar Man of the Atom (Dark Horse)

09/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #2 - 13,715

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10/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #3 - 10,115 (-26.2%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #4 - 8,677 (-14.2%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #5 - 7,778 (-10.4%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #6 - 7,046 (-9.4%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: Doctor Solar Man of Atom #7 - 6,833 (-3.0%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Doctor Solar Man of Atom #8 - 6,229 (-8.8%)

Cancelled.

248. Near Death (Image)

09/2011: Near Death #1 - 5,922

Noir-ish thriller from Jay Faerber, about an ex-assassin who decides to save a life for every one he’s taken.

249. Last Phantom (Dynamite)

09/2010: -

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10/2010: Last Phantom #2 - 9,859 (-23.5%)
11/2010: Last Phantom #3 - 9,157 (-7.1%)
12/2010:-
01/2011: -
02/2011: Last Phantom #4 - 8,543 (-6.7%)
03/2011: Last Phantom #5 - 7,643 (-10.5%)
04/2011: Last Phantom #6 - 6,902 (-9.7%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Last Phantom #7 - 6,470 (-6.3-%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Last Phantom #8 - 6,172 (-4.6%)
09/2011: Last Phantom #9 - 5,878 (-4.8%)

With drops like this, it probably isn’t long for this world. I don’t think this even sells that well in Australia (and they love the Phantom there).

250. Darkness (Image)

09/2006: -
09/2007: -
09/2008: Darkness #5 - 14,228
09/2009: Darkness #80 - 14,045
09/2010: Darkness #86 - 7,242

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10/2010: -
11/2010: -
12/2010: Darkness #87 - 6,960 (-3.9%)
01/2011: Darkness #88 - 6,842 (-1.7%)
01/2011: Darkness #89 - 6,544 (-4.4%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Darkness #90 - 6,482 (-0.9%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Darkness #91 - 6,207 (-4.2%)
07/2011: Darkness #92 - 5,971 (-3.8%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Darkness #93 - 5,856 (-1.9%)

Still dropping, but no doubt issue one hundred will bring something special.

253. 50 Girls (Image)

06/2011: 50 Girls #1 - 9,121
07/2011: 50 Girls #2 - 6,880 (-24.6%)
08/2011: 50 Girls #3 - 6,127 (-10.9%)
09/2011: 50 Girls #4 - 5,578 (-9.0%)

Not a great ending to this mini-series.

255. Executive Assistant Iris (Aspen)

10/2010: Executive Assistant Iris #6 - 6,684
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #0 - 6,929 (+3.7%)
07/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #1 - 7,021 (+1.3%)
08/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #2 - 5,843 (-16.7%)
09/2011: Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 2 #3 - 5,502 (-5.8%)

Well above the other mini-series that make up the Hit-List Agenda crossover, they chart below.

256. Bart Simpson Comics (Bongo)

09/2010: -

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10/2010: Bart Simpson Comics #56 - 6,020 (+1.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Bart Simpson Comics #57 - 5,622 (-6.6%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #58 - 5,478 (-2.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #59 - 5,490 (+2.2%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #60 - 5,589 (+1.8%)
07/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #61 - 5,502 (-1.6%)
08/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #62 - 5,462 (-0.7%)
09/2011: Bart Simpson Comics #63 - 5,475 (-0.2%)

Just as stable as Bongo’s other Groening properties.

257. Fly (Zenescope)

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

Quite a bad drop after last issue’s freeze. This is getting reviewed well though.

258,264. Kevin Smith's Kato (Dynamite)

09/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #4 - 11,089

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #5 - 10,015 (-9.7%)
12/2010: Kevin Smith’s Kato #6 - 9,181 (-8.3%)
01/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #7 - 7,978 (-13.1%)
02/2011: Kevin Smith's Kato #8 - 7,473 (-6.3%)
02/2011: Annual #1 - 5,733 (-23.3%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Kevin Smith's Kato #9 - 5,944 (+3.7%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #10 - 6,297 (+5.9%)
07/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #11 - 5,195 (-17.5%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #12 - 5,283 (+1.7%)
09/2011: Kevin Smith’s Kato #13 - 4,981 (-5.7%)

One issue left and then cancelled.

259. Zorro Rides Again (Dynamite)

03/2011: Death of Zorro #1 - 9,220
04/2011: Death of Zorro #2 - 7,309 (-20.7%)
05/2011: Death of Zorro #3 - 7,187 (-1.7%)
06/2011: Death of Zorro #4 - 6,634 (-7.7%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Zorro Rides Again #1 - 6,569 (-1.0%)
08/2011: Zorro Rides Again #2 - 5,740 (-12.6%)
09/2011: Zorro Rides Again #3 - 5,274 (-8.1%)

Slightly less of a drop, but there are supposed to be another 9 issues of this, not sure how low it’s going to get before the end.

260. Darkwing Duck (Boom!) 

09/2010: Darkwing Duck #4 - 6,658

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10/2010: Darkwing Duck #5 - 6,527 (-2.0%)
11/2010: Darkwing Duck #6 - 6,565 (+0.6%)
12/2010: Darkwing Duck #7 - 6,330 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Darkwing Duck #8 - 6,020 (-4.9%)
02/2011: Darkwing Duck #9 - 5,813 (-3.4%)
03/2011: Darkwing Duck #10 - 5,822 (+0.2%)
03/2011: Darkwing Duck Annual #1 - 5,444 (-6.5%)
04/2011: Darkwing Duck #11 - 5,897 (+8.3%)
05/2011: Darkwing Duck #12 - 5,815 (-1.4%)
06/2011: Darkwing Duck #13 - 5,708 (-1.8%)
07/2011: Darkwing Duck #14 - 5,657 (-0.9%)
08/2011: Darkwing Duck #15 - 5,312 (-6.1%)
09/2011: Darkwing Duck #16 - 5,228 (-1.6%)

Another slight drop, but not sure how much longer Boom are going to publish the Disney books.

261. Night of the Living Dead (Avatar)

03/2011: Death Valley #1 - 5,800
04/2011: -
05/2011: Death Valley #2 - 5,476 (-5.6%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: Death Valley #3 - 5,527 (+0.9%)
09/2011: Death Valley #4 - 5,046 (-8.7%)

Another big drop, after last issue’s slight rise.

262. Infestation (IDW)

01/2011: Infestation #1 - 16,743
02/2011: Transformers Infestation #1 - 12,961 (-22.6%)
02/2011: Transformers Infestation #2 - 11,969 (-7.7%)
02/2011: Star Trek Infestation #1 - 12,090
02/2011: Star Trek Infestation #2 - 10,906 (-9.8%)
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #1 - 13,438
03/2011: GI Joe Infestation #2 - 12,427 (-7.5%)
03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #1 - 11,616
03/2011: Ghostbusters Infestation #2 - 10,445 (-10.1%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Infestation Outbreak #1 - 8,098
07/2011: Infestation Outbreak #2 - 6,614 (-18.3%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Infestation Outbreak #3 -5,036 (-23.9%)

This is not faring well, but it’s crossing over into other IDW properties again after this series, which will almost certainly push sales up again.

263. Soulfire (Aspen)

09/2010: -

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10/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #8 - 5,666 (-5.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: -
01/2011: Soulfire Volume Two #9 - 5,675 (+0.2%)
02/2011: -
03/2011: Soulfire Volume Three #0 - 6,213 (+9.5%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: -
06/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #1 - 7,048 (+13.4%)
07/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #2 - 6,141 (-12.9%)
08/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #3 - 5,895 (-4.0%)
09/2011: Soulfire Vol 3. #4 - 5,029 (-14.7%)

Oof, a big drop that, probably the series low.

265. Optic Nerve (Drawn & Quarterly)

04/2007: Optic Nerve #11 - 5,831
09/2011: Optic Nerve #12 - 4,974 (-14.7%)

Big gap, big drop, but a new issue of Optic Nerve is to be celebrated, and this will have a very long life in certain comic shops.

267. Teen Wolf (Image)

09/2011: Teen Wolf #1 - 4,901

Not a very good start, but Image will be hoping the show is a success and this will sell in the book market.

Anne Rice Servant of The Bones (IDW)

08/2011: Anne Rice Servant of The Bones #1 - 6,884
09/2011: Anne Rice Servant of The Bones #2 - 4,850 (-29.5%)

A very big drop, but again IDW will be hoping for better in the book market.

Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

09/2010: -

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10/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #132 - 4,716 (+31.6%)
11/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #133 - 4,681 (-0.7%)
12/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #134 - 4,699 (+0.4%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: -
03/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #135 - 4,683 (-0.3%)
04/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #136 - 5,137 (+9.7%)
05/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #137 - 4,803 (-6.5%)
06/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #138 - 4,778 (-0.5%)
07/2011: -
08/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #139 - 4,769 (-0.2%)
09/2011: Usagi Yojimbo #140 - 4,743 (-0.5%)

I have a theory that no-one who reads Usagi Yojimbo ever stops reading it voluntarily, they just eventually die.

270. Sherlock Holmes Year One (Dynamite)

02/2011: Sherlock Holmes #1 - 6,726
03/2011: Sherlock Holmes #2 - 5,561 (-17.3%)
03/2011: Sherlock Holmes #3 - 4,873 (-12.4%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Sherlock Holmes #4 - 4,712 (-3.3%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Sherlock Holmes #5 - 4,849 (+2.9%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Sherlock Holmes #6 - 4,742 (-2.2%)

Pretty solid, and a new film coming soon.

271,274. Charmed (Zenescope)

09/2010: Charmed #2 - 8,464

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10/2010: Charmed #3 - 7,524 (-11.1%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Charmed #4 – 7,253 (-3.6%)
01/2011: Charmed #5 - 7,196 (-0.8%)
02/2011: Charmed #6 - 7,014 (-2.5%)
03/2011: Charmed #7 - 6,160 (-12.2%)
03/2011: Charmed #8 - 6,046 (-1.9%)
04/2011: -
05/2011: Charmed #9 - 5,883 (-2.7%)
06/2011: Charmed #10 - 4,858 (-17.4%)
06/2011: Charmed #11 - 5,352 (+10.2%)
07/2011: Charmed #12 - 4,946 (-7.6%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Charmed #13 - 4,722 (-4.5%)
09/2011: Charmed #14 - 4,626 (-2.0%)

Still dropping, not sure if this will go for much longer in it’s current form. The second collection charted at 130 with sales of 774.

275. Ducktales (Boom!)

05/2011: Ducktales #1 - 7,208
06/2011: Ducktales #2 - 5,267 (-26.9%)
07/2011: Ducktales #3 - 4,966 (-5.7%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Ducktales #4 - 4,507 (-9.2%)

See comments for Darkwing Duck above.

276. Atomic Robo (Red 5)

10/2010: -
11/2010: Deadly Art of Science #1 - 4,358 (???)
12/2010: Deadly Art of Science #2 - 3,880 (-11.0%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #3 - 3,791 (-2.3%)
02/2011: Deadly Art of Science #4 - 3,653 (-3.6%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: -
05/2011: Deadly Art of Science #5 - 3,666 (+0.4%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Ghost of Station X #1 - 4,456 (+21.5%)

Quite a substantial jump for this fan favorite book, higher than the first issue of the last series.

277. Criminal Macabre (Dark Horse)

09/2007: Criminal Macabre My Demon Baby #1 - 6,216
09/2008: Criminal Macabre Cell Block 666 #1 - 6,161
07/2011: Criminal Macabre/Goon: When Freaks Collide - 9,704 (+5.4%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Criminal Macabre No Peace for Dead Men #1 - 4,359 (-55.1%)

Not a good figure at all, I suspect after this it will stay in Dark Horse Presents.

278. Avengelyne (Image)

07/2011: Avengelyne #1 - 8,851
08/2011: Avengelyne #2 - 4,710 (-46.8%)
09/2011: Avengelyne #3 - 4,269 (-9.4%)

Starting to level out, Liefield seems to be re-launching a load of books using alternative artists, with Brandon Graham and Ross Campbell both illustrating upcoming books.

279. Green Hornet Strikes (Dynamite) 

09/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #3 - 9,914

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10/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #4 - 8,788 (-11.4%)
11/2010: -
12/2010: Green Hornet Strikes #5 - 8,023 (-8.7%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Green Hornet Strikes #6 - 5,025 (-37.4%)
03/2011:
04/2011: Green Hornet Strikes #7 - 4,408 (-12.3%)
05/2011: -
06/2011: Green Hornet Strikes #8 - ?,??? (??)
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Green Hornet Strikes #9 - 4,243 (??)

This was cancelled back in March, but is running so late that there’s still one issue to go.

280, 284. Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time (Dynamite)

09/2010: Eye of the World #5 - 5,363 (-4.3%)

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10/2010: -
11/2010: Eye of the World #6 - 5,311 (-1.0%)
12/2010: Eye of the World #7 - 4,680 (-11.9%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Eye of the World #8 - 4,499 (-3.9%)
03/2011: -
04/2011: Eye of the World #9 - 4,469 (-0.7%)
05/2011: Eye of the World #10 - 4,276 (-4.3%)
06/2011: -
07/2011: Eye of the World #11 - 4,288 (+0.3%)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Eye of the World #12 - 4,212 (-1.8%)
09/2011: Eye of the World #13 - 3,973 (-5.7%)

Dropping badly, this probably won’t continue for much longer. The first collection only charts at 214, with sales of 454 copies, although I’d imagine they’re hoping for way more in the book market.

281. Executive Assistant Orchid (Aspen)

07/2011: Executive Assistant Orchid #1 - 6,096
08/2011: Executive Assistant Orchid #2 - ?,???
09/2011: Executive Assistant Orchid #3 - 4,107
283. Executive Assistant Lotus (Aspen)

07/2011: Executive Assitant Lotus #1 - 6,030
08/2011: Executive Assitant Lotus #2 - ?,???
09/2011: Executive Assitant Lotus #3 - 3,973
285. Executive Assistant Violet (Aspen)

07/2011: Executive Assistant Violet #1 - 5,775
08/2011: Executive Assistant Violet #2 - ?,???
09/2011: Executive Assistant Violet #3 - 3,955

Quite a bit below the parent title in the Hit-List Agenda, all three missed the chart last month.

286. Jurassic Park (IDW) 

09/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #3 - 6,280

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10/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #4 - 5,624 (-10.4%)
11/2010: Jurassic Park Redemption #5 - 4,842 (-13.9%)
12/2010: -
01/2011: Devils in the Desert #1 - 4,293 (-11.3%)
02/2011: Devils in the Desert #2 - 3,372 (-21.5%)
03/2011: Devils in the Desert #3 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Devils in the Desert #4 - 3,671 (???)
05/2011: -
06/2011: -
07/2011: -
08/2011: -
09/2011: Dangerous Games #1 - 3,860 (+5.1%)

Definite diminishing returns, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for the property, although there is a new film supposedly coming.

288. Broken Pieces (Aspen)

08/2011: Broken Pieces #0 - ?,???
09/2011: Broken Pieces #1 - 3,783 (?%)

An okay start for an unknown property, but this is a really attractive book, and deserves an audience.

289. Gladstone's School for World Conquerors (Image)

05/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #1 - 6,214
06/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #2 - 4,737 (-23.8%)
07/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #3 - 4,638 (-2.1%)
08/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #4 - ?,??? (?%)
09/2011: Gladstone's School for World Conquerors #5 - 3,729 (?%)

Sadly this is dropping like a rock, a real shame as it’s very good.

290. Farscape (Boom!)

09/2009: Gone & Back #3 - 6,303
09/2010: Farscape #11 - 4,702 (-0.8%)

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10/2010: Farscape #12 – 4,355 (-7.4%)
11/2010: Farscape #13 - 4,262 (-2.1%)
12/2010: Farscape #14 - 4,143 (-2.8%)
01/2011: Farscape #15 - 3,956 (-4.5%)
02/2011: Farscape #16 - 4,003 (+1.2%)
03/2011: Farscape #17 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Farscape #18 - 4,070 (???)
05/2011: Farscape #19 - 4,012 (-1.4%)
06/2011: Farscape #20 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Farscape #21 - 3,978 (???)
08/2011: Farscape #22 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Farscape #23 - 3,664 (???)

Cancelled with the next issue.

291. Stan Lee’s Soldier Zero (Boom!)

10/2010: Soldier Zero #1 - 19,593
11/2010: Soldier Zero #2 - 11,180 (-42.9%)
12/2010: Soldier Zero #3 - 9,447 (-15.5%)
01/2011: Soldier Zero #4 - 7,492 (-20.7%)
02/2011: Solider Zero #5 - 6,612 (-11.7%)
03/2011: Soldier Zero #6 - 6,076 (-8.1%)
04/2011: Soldier Zero #7 - 5,706 (-6.1%)
05/2011: Soldier Zero #8 - 5,211 (-8.7%)
06/2011: Soldier Zero #9 - 4,855 (-6.8%)
07/2011: Soldier Zero #10 -4,250 (-12.5%)
08/2011: Soldier Zero #11 -???? (???)
09/2011: Soldier Zero #12 -3,494 (???)

Cancelled.

 292. Pilot Season (Image)

09/2011: Pilot Season Declassified 2011 - 3,462

This preview book was only a dollar, none of the actual Pilot books have charted.

293. Archie (Archie)

09/2010: Archie #613 - ???? (???)

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10/2010: Archie #614 - 4,072 (???)
11/2010: Archie #615 - 3,944 (-3.1%)
12/2010: Archie #616 - 10,885 [12,251] (+210.6%)
01/2011: -
02/2011: Archie #617 - 11,358 (-7.3%)
03/2011: Archie #618 - ???? (???)
03/2011: Archie #619 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Archie #620 - 3,644 (???)
05/2011: Archie #621 - 3,588 (-1.5%)
06/2011: Archie #622 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Archie #623 - 3,669 (???)
08/2011: Archie #624 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Archie #625 - 3,452 (???)

Bit of a drop, but this only represents a fraction of sales, this sells loads outside the direct market.

294,297,298,299. Walking Dead Weekly (Image)

01/2011: Walking Dead #1 - 8,858
01/2011: Walking Dead #2 - 8,306 (-6.2%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #3 - 7,798 (-6.1%)
01/2011: Walking Dead #4 - 7,704 (-1.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #5 - 7,105 (-7.8%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #6 - 6,728 (-5.3%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #7 - 6,516 (-3.2%)
02/2011: Walking Dead #8 - 6,393 (-1.9%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #9 - 5,773 (-9.7%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #10 -5,614 (-2.8%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #11 - 5,325 (-5.2%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #12 - 5,359 (+0.6%)
03/2011: Walking Dead #13 - 5,261 (-1.8%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #14 - 5,003 (-4.9%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #15 - 4,922 (-1.6%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #16 - 4,956 (+0.7%)
04/2011: Walking Dead #17 - 4,884 (-1.5%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #18 - 4,708 (-3.6%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #19 - 4,619 (-1.9%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #20 - 4,547 (-1.6%)
05/2011: Walking Dead #21 - 4,507 (-0.9%)
06/2011: Walking Dead #22 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Walking Dead #23 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Walking Dead #24 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Walking Dead #25 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Walking Dead #26 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #27 - 3,957 (???)
07/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #28 - 3,892 (-1.6%)
07/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #29 - 3,883 (-0.2%)
07/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #30 - 3,806 (-2.0%)
08/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #31 - ???? (???)
08/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #32 - ???? (???)
08/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #33 - ???? (???)
08/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #34 - ???? (???)
08/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #35 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #36 - 3,382 (???)
09/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #37 - 3,426 (+1.3%)
09/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #38 - 3,397 (-0.8%)
09/2011: Walking Dead Weekly #39 - 3,359 (-1.1%)

Returning briefly to the chart, not sure why #37 had a bit of an increase.

295. Samurai’s Blood (Image)

06/2011: Samurai’s Blood #1 - 7,312
07/2011: Samurai’s Blood #2 - 4,007 (-45.2%)
08/2011: Samurai’s Blood #3 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Samurai’s Blood #4 -3,412 (???)

Not doing too well.

296. Sixth Gun (Oni) 

09/2010: Sixth Gun #4 - ???? (???)

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10/2010: Sixth Gun #5 - 3,590 (???)
11/2010: Sixth Gun #6 - 3,589 (-0.0%)
12/2010: Sixth Gun #7 - ???? (???)
01/2011: Sixth Gun #8 - 3,317 (???)
02/2011: Sixth Gun #9 - 3,279  (-1.1%)
03/2011: Sixth Gun #10 - ???? (???)
04/2011: Sixth Gun #11 - 3,418 (???)
05/2011: Sixth Gun #12 - ???? (???)
06/2011: Sixth Gun #13 - ???? (???)
07/2011: Sixth Gun #14 - ???? (???)
08/2011: -
09/2011: Sixth Gun #15 - 3,403 (???)

Although the last few issues haven’t charted, it’s been remarkably stable over the last year.

300. Stan Lee’s Starborn (Boom!)

12/2010: Starborn #1 - 11,764
01/2011: Starborn #2 - 7,188 (-38.9%)
02/2011: Starborn #3 - 6,085 (-15.3%)
03/2011: Starborn #4 - 5,527 (-9.2%)
04/2011: Starborn #5 - 5,182 (-6.2%)
05/2011: Starborn #6 - 4,835 (-6.7%)
06/2011: Starborn #7 - 4,427 (-8.4%)
07/2011: Starborn #8 - 3,995 (-4.5%)
08/2011: Starborn #9 - ???? (???)
09/2011: Starborn #10 - 3,341 (???)

Cancelled with issue twelve.

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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. Peter says:

    “I have a theory that no-one who reads Usagi Yojimbo ever stops reading it voluntarily, they just eventually die.”

    Well if that’s true, then they must die happy b/c Usagi is THE most consistently well written/drawn comic book series being published today.

  2. I believe the last issues of the last Disney/BOOM comics shipped this week.

  3. Surprised to see that Angel and Faith is really only doing half Buffy’s numbers, now that they’re being published together. I’d actually give A&F a slight edge in creative team.

  4. Torsten Adair says:

    I read Usagi in trade.

    The October/December issue of Previews lists the SDCC variants and an O/A Darkwing Duck Volume 3. No other trades.

    DUCKTALES #6 ships this week, as does DARKWING DUCK #18. No Disney is listed on the “Coming Soon” page at Boom Studios’ website.

  5. A couple of things. I’m curious with all the Buffy, Dollhouse, Angel, and Charmed books out; as well as GI Joe, Jurrasic Park, etc. why in the world V (the last version seen on ABC) wasn’t continued in a comic book. It’s become a bit of a trend, especially with prematurely cancelled TV shows that have a comic book readership following. This is more DC territory, as I believe V is still owned by WB, and DC printed the original V comic book WAY back in the day. But I would have been intrigued to see season three happen in a comic series…

    As for the apparent failure of Jurrasic Park. The artists they choose for these minis are (IMHO) subpar. I can never figure out why companies get the rights to use these properties, then fail so badly when it comes to actually putting out a quality product. Excluding John Bryne’s recent mini, they’re just not worth it. Even Dark Horse’s recent Aliens “reboot” followed this pattern.

  6. Louis Lane says:

    >I can never figure out why companies get the rights to use these properties, then fail so badly when it comes to actually putting out a quality product.

    Bad artists work cheap and publishers expect the title (alone) to “carry” the book.

    LL

  7. Briareos says:

    Yeah the Zenescope books are definitly guilty pleasure books. But they never cross the line into Tarot level smarmyness. Tarot is by far the worst professional comic out today. It’s the type of book that really hurts the industry. I mean if Ballent wants to do a cheesecake book that’s fine but for the love of god get a real writer.

  8. Micah says:

    Noticeably absent is Walking Dead proper. As for IDW’s Cobra, the series is just as dark as under the first volume with Chuckles. I’m getting Sixth Gun in trade, and never realized it brought up the rear of the chart. This book is excellent.

  9. You wrote:
    “I’ve never been convinced of the appeal of Kirby’s later creations, as many companies seem to have tried with them and failed.”

    Maybe I am just having a brain fart, but what company other than Topps in the 90s even tried?

  10. DC, Marvel and Image come to mind.

  11. John Warren says:

    @Nathan Aaron–Yeah, but Buffy and Angel had a total of something like 12 seasons on TV, while the latest version V only had 1. (Or was it 2? I don’t know.) Dollhouse didn’t last as long but comics based on Whedon shows are proven performers.

    It seems to me that V comic would be a much bigger risk than any comic based on a Whedon property.

  12. FYI, the first two issues of TMNT have had 2nd and 3rd printings, which should boost them up the charts a bit.

  13. For someone interested in producing comic literature, would you recommend the comic book route, or the graphic novel route?

  14. PeterCSM says:

    What’s Optic Nerve?

    That’s too bad about Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors. I’ve really grown to looking forward to it each month.

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