Indie Month-to-Month Sales September 2013: Star Wars beat The Walking Dead

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201311060227 Indie Month to Month Sales September 2013: Star Wars beat The Walking Dead
By Paul Mellerick

The Star Wars beat Walking Dead to top indie book this month, and there are a good amount of debuts this month, Image’s Sex Criminals and IDW’s Powerpuff Girls leading the way.

It’s a very strange month this month. With DC producing two versions of all of their Villains Month books, there are only 109 indie titles charting in the top 300, down on last month’s 153. Lots of titles missed the top 300 this month, but will no doubt return next month.

Despite that, they sold an estimated 1,521,695 comics, only 60,000 less than last month’s 1,581,067, on 44 titles less. This was mainly due to a lot of big new titles, seven of the top 14 titles are new entries, selling over 20,000 copies each. It also means that the average sales this month are 13,960, massively up from last month’s 10,333. If it hadn’t been for Villains month, it would have been a big month for indie.

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

Out of the 109 books, 16 went up in sales and 72 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

Image are number one again with an 6.87% dollar share and a 7.00% market share, while IDW have a 4.89% dollar share and 4.12% market share, Dark Horse have a 4.76% dollar share and a 4.04% market share, Dynamite have a 2.27% dollar share and 2.19% market share and Boom! have a 1.83% dollar share and 1.65% market share.

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

14. The Star Wars (Dark Horse)

09/2013: The Star Wars #1 - 78,467

An adaptation of George Lucas’ original treatment, it’s far more bombastic and has less of a sense of humour than the eventual film, but it’s interesting. Excellent sales too, the best for a Star Wars book in a good long while.

19. The Walking Dead (Image)

09/2008: The Walking Dead #52 - 23,627
09/2009: The Walking Dead #65 - 24,892 
09/2010: The Walking Dead #77 - 27,448
09/2011: -
09/2012: The Walking Dead #102 - 53,337

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10/2012: The Walking Dead #103 - 74,378 (+39.4%)
10/2012: The Walking Dead Michone Special - 49,930 (60,633)
11/2012: The Walking Dead #104 - 57,456 (-22.8%)
12/2012: The Walking Dead #105 - 57,781 (+0.6%)
01/2013: The Walking Dead #106 - 70,526 (+22.1%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead #107 - 63,575 (-9.9%)
02/2013: The Walking Dead The Governor Special - 51,355
03/2013: The Walking Dead #108 - 67,423 (+6.1%)
04/2013: The Walking Dead #109 - 90,362 (+34.0%)
05/2013: The Walking Dead #110 - 76,455 (-15.4%)
06/2013: The Walking Dead #111 - 74,857 (-2.1%)
07/2013: The Walking Dead #112 - 72,975 (-2.5%)
08/2013: The Walking Dead #113 - 70,273 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Walking Dead #114 - 70,440 (+0.2%)

Totally stable this month, the calm before the storm. Records will be broken again next month, I suspect.

26. Saga (Image)

09/2012: -

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10/2012: -
11/2012: Saga #7 - 46,971 (53,267)(+15.7%)
12/2012: Saga #8 - 42,324 (48,965)(-9.9%)
01/2013: Saga #9 - 45,629 (+7.8%)
02/2013: Saga #10 - 48,388 (+6.0%)
03/2013: Saga #11 - 50,023 (+3.4%)
04/2013: Saga #12 - 53,339 (+6.6%)
05-07/2013: -
08/2013: Saga #13 - 55,372 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Saga #14 - 55,585 (+0.4%)

Truly remarkable. While only a modest increase, that now marks the sixth month in a row that sales have gone up. In fact, only 3 issues have failed to grow on the previous issue throughout the whole run so far.

45. Jupiter's Legacy (Image)

04/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #1 - 105,437 
05/2013: -
06/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #2 - 48,217 (-54.3%)
07-08/2013: -
09/2013: Jupiter's Legacy #3 - 43,766 (-9.2%)

That’s flattening out at a decent level, and seems to be settling into a quarterly schedule.

50. Powerpuff Girls (IDW)

09/2013: Powerpuff Girls #1 - 38,992

A return for the nineties favourites, and I’m not at all surprised by the decent sales, it was always one of my favourite cartoons. How long till the inevitable Dexter’s Laboratory book?

54. Sex Criminals (Image)

09/2013: Sex Criminals #1 - 37,893

I’m delighted by the success of this wonderful book. I was well predisposed towards the book anyway, having been a huge fan of Chip Zdarsky’s for years, but it’s proved to be even better than I could have expected. What could have been a gimmick book is one of the warmest character pieces I’ve read since, well, Saga. This first issue’s gone to a third print now, too.

56. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

01/2013: Star Wars #1 - 39,663 (63,410)
02/2013: Star Wars #2 - 46,063 (+16.1%)
03/2013: Star Wars #3 - 45,522 (-1.2%)
04/2013: Star Wars #4 - 45,019 (-1.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars #5 - 44,310 (-1.6%)
06/2013: Star Wars #6 - 42,806 (-3.4%)
07/2013: Star Wars #7 - 41,611 (-2.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars #8 - 38,792 (-6.8%)
09/2013: Star Wars #9 - 37,502 (-3.3%)

Still dropping a little quickly, but it seems to be starting to settle down.

77. East of West (Image)

03/2013: East of West #1 - 49,518 (64,284)
04/2013: East of West #2 - 41,838 (-15.5%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: East of West #3 - 39,441 (-5.7%)
07/2013: East of West #4 - 43,228 (+9.6%)
08/2013: East of West #5 - 36,345 (-15.9%)
09/2013: East of West #6 - 33,381 (-8.2%)

Not really settling down, but sales are still more than healthy. Apparently the trade is selling gangbusters.

79, 274. My Little Pony (IDW)

11/2012: My Little Pony #1 - 80,128 (95,384)
12/2012: My Little Pony #2 - 39,841 (-50.3%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: My Little Pony #3 - 43,579 (+9.4%)
02/2013: MLP #1 & #2 Hot Topic Pack - 8,988
03/2013: My Little Pony #4 - 41,541 (-4.7%)
03/2013: My Little Pony #5 - 36,354 (-12.5%)
04/2013: My Little Pony #6 - 33,903 (-6.7%)
05/2013: My Little Pony #7 - 32,188 (-5.1%)
06/2013: My Little Pony #8 - 33,114 (+2.9%)
06/2013: My Little Pony Color Me Treasury Ed - 4,810
07/2013: My Little Pony #9 - 35,153 (41,444) (+6.2%)
08/2013: My Little Pony #10 - 24,475 (31,860) (-30.4%)
08/2013: My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1 - 6,859
09/2013: My Little Pony #11 - 32,784 (+33.9%)

Looks like last month’s drop was a shipping glitch, with another 7,358 copies turning up, and sales returning to the low 30,000s.

110. Sons of Anarchy (Boom!) 

09/2013: Sons of Anarchy #1 - 27,601

A good launch this, not the sort of license you’d expect to do so well, but there ya go. Breaking Bad anyone?

114. God is Dead (Avatar)

09/2013: God Is Dead #1 - 26,664

Jonathan Hickman’s first Avatar book, and their biggest hit in a while.

125. All New Executive Assistant Iris (Aspen)

09/2013: All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 - 25,415

This month’s Aspen dollar book, pretty much in line with most of the rest of them that aren’t called Fathom.

136. My Little Pony Micro Series (IDW)

02/2013: Twilight Sparkle #1 - 34,435
03/2013: Rainbow Dash #1 - 25,473 (-26.0%)
04/2013: Rarity #1 - 23,338 (-8.4%)
05/2013: Fluttershy #1 - 22,489 (-3.6%)
06/2013: Pinkie Pie #1 - 25,219 (+12.1%)
07/2013: Applejack #1 - 24,350 (-3.5%)
08/2013: Cutie Mark Crusaders #1 - 20,868 (-14.3%)
09/2013: Princess Celestia #1 - 22,656 (+7.9%)

I think this is the last of the spotlight books, with a new spin-off coming next month.

144. Rat Queens (Image)

09/2013: Rat Queens #1 - 21,745

A decent launch, but probably boosted by speculators. Expect a sizable drop next month.

151. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

09/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #18 - 77,589
09/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28 - 52,303
09/2010: Buffy TVS #36 - 44,883
09/2011: Buffy TVS Season 9 #1 - 42,945
09/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #13 - 25,864

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10/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #14 - 25,577 (-1.1%)
11/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #15 - 24,506 (-4.2%)
12/2012: Buffy TVS Season 9 #16 - 23,896 (-2.5%)
01/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #17 - 23,219 (-2.8%)
02/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #18 - 22,530 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #19 - 22,424 (-0.5%)
04/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #20 - 21,901 (-2.3%)
05/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #21 - 21,701 (-0.9%)
06/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #22 - 21,194 (-2.3%)
07/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #23 - 20,768 (-2.0%)
08/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #24 - 20,584 (-0.9%)
09/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #25 - 20,392 (-0.9%)

Last issue and a bit of a break now before Season Ten.

155. Zero (Image)

09/2013: Zero #1 - 20,352

Ales Kot’s new book, and I think his biggest indie hit so far.

165. Adventure Time (Boom!)

09/2012: Adventure Time #8 - 19,755

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10/2012: Adventure Time #9 - 20,636 (+4.5%)
11/2012: Adventure Time #10 - 23,656 (+14.6%)
12/2012: Adventure Time Cover Showcase - 7,478
01/2013: Adventure Time #11 - 10,980 (-53.6%)
01/2013: Adventure Time #12 - 20,407 (+85.9%)
02/2013: Adventure Time #13 - 22,474 (+10.1%)
03/2013: Adventure Time #14 - 22,165 (-1.4%)
04/2013: Adventure Time #15 - 21,682 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Adventure Time #16 - 21,659 (-0.1%)
05/2013: Adventure Time Annual #1 - 20,975
06/2013: Adventure Time #17 - 20,860 (-3.7%)
07/2013: Adventure Time #18 - 21,071 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Adventure Time Summer Special 2013 - 19,182 (26,278)
08/2013: Adventure Time #19 - 19,852 (-5.8%)
09/2013: Adventure Time #20 - 18,822 (-5.2%)

Dropping down a bit, but still excellent sales.

169. Locke & Key (IDW)

11/2012: Omega #1 - 14,246
12/2012: Omega #2 - 10,244 (-28.1%)
01/2013: 
02/2013: Omega #3 - 10,130 (-1.1%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Omega #4 - 10,466 (+3.3%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Omega #5 - 10,368 (-0.9%)
07-08/2013: -
09/2013: Alpha #1 - 17,931 (+72.9%)

The biggest selling and penultimate issue, helped by a plethora of guest artist variant covers.

172. True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (Dark Horse)

06/2013: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 - 42,613
07/2013: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #2 - 22,401 (-47.4%)
08/2013: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3 - 19,091 (-14.8%)
09/2013: True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #4 - 17,713 (-7.2%)

Starting to even out as it heads toward the end.

179. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

09/2011: TMNT #2 - 19,333
09/2012: TMNT #14 - 17,682

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10/2012: TMNT #15 - 17,591 (-3.6%)
10/2012: TMNT Annual 2012 - 16,274
11/2012: TMNT #16 - 17,140 (-2.6%)
12/2012: TMNT #17 - 16,703 (-2.5%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: TMNT #18 - 16,172 (-3.2%)
02/2013: TMNT #19 - 16,125 (-0.3%)
03/2013: TMNT #20 - 16,084 (-0.3%)
04/2013: TMNT #21 - 20,659 (+28.4%)
05/2013: TMNT #22 - 27,759 (+34.4%)
06/2013: TMNT #23 - 17,772 (-36.0%)
07/2013: TMNT #24 - 16,484 (-7.2%)
08/2013: TMNT #25 - 17,833 (+8.0%)
09/2013: TMNT #26 - 17,322 (-2.9%)

A slight drop, but still up on six months ago.

180. Eternal Warrior (Valiant)

09/2013: Eternal Warrior #1 - 17,224

A decent start for Gilad’s solo book, around the same numbers that Quantum & Woody did.

181. X-Files Season 10 (IDW)

06/2013: X-Files Season 10 #1 - 24,270
07/2013: X-Files Season 10 #2 - 16,729 (-31.1%)
08/2013: X-Files Season 10 #3 - 17,557 (+4.9%)
09/2013: X-Files Season 10 #4 - 16,999 (-3.2%)

Holding very well at the moment.

182. Satellite Sam (Image)

07/2013: Satellite Sam #1 - 32,452
08/2013: Satellite Sam #2 - 20,752 (-36.1%)
09/2013: Satellite Sam #3 - 16,909 (-18.5%)

Still dropping fast, a little way till it stabilizes I think.

183. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

09/2012: The Manhattan Projects #6 - 17,981 

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10/2012: -
11/2012: The Manhattan Projects #7 - 17,543 (-2.4%)
12/2012: The Manhattan Projects #8 - 17,028 (-2.9%)
01/2012: -
02/2013: The Manhattan Projects #9 - 17,229 (+1.2%)
03/2013: The Manhattan Projects #10 - 17,028 (-1.2%)
04/2013: The Manhattan Projects #11 - 17,517 (+2.9%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: The Manhattan Projects #12 - 17,076 (-2.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: The Manhattan Projects #13 - 17,556 (+2.8%)
09/2013: The Manhattan Projects #14 - 16,881 (-3.8%)

Dropping below 17,000 copies for the first time since issue two. Good sales nonetheless.

186. Fatale (Image)

09/2012: -

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10/2012: Fatale #8 - 20,542 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Fatale #9 - 19,345 (-5.8%)
11/2012: Fatale #10 - 18,819 (-2.7%)
12/2012: Fatale #11 - 18,055 (-4.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Fatale #12 - 17,999 (-0.3%)
03/2013: Fatale #13 - 17,662 (-1.9%)
04/2013: Fatale #14 - 17,557 (-0.6%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Fatale #15 - 22,373 (+28.5%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Fatale #16 - 17,045 (-24.6%)
09/2013: Fatale #17 - 16,571 (-2.7%)

Resuming the drops, but a steady shallow decline.

193. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

09/2012: -

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10/2012: Red Sonja #69 - 6,176 (-3.9%)
10/2012: Red Sonja #70 - 6,103 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Red Sonja #71 - 6,048 (-0.9%)
12/2012: Red Sonja #72 - 5,856 (-3.2%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Red Sonja #73 - 5,546 (-5.3%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Red Sonja #74 - 5,449 (-1.7%)
05/2013: Red Sonja #75 - 7,072 (+29.8%)
05/2013: Red Sonja #76 - 5,272 (-25.5%)
06/2013: Red Sonja #77 - 5,212 (-1.1%)
06/2013: Red Sonja #78 - ????
07/2013: Red Sonja #1 - 30,561 (+486.4%)
07/2013: Red Sonja #79 - ????
08/2013: Red Sonja #2 - 18,327 (-40.0%)
08/2013: Red Sonja #80 - 5,066 (???)
09/2013: Red Sonja #3 - 15,928 (-13.1%)

Starting to stabilize, way above the last series.

198. Adventure Time Candy Capers (Boom!)

07/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 - 21,587
08/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #2 - 17,050 (-21.0%)
09/2013: Adventure Time Candy Capers #3 - 15,587 (-8.6%)

Dropping more than other recent AT projects, but let’s not forget that a comic about a peppermint and a cinnamon bun is selling over 15,000 copies…

200. Spawn (Image)

09/2012: Spawn #223 - 21,965

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10/2012: Spawn #224 - 17,759 (-19.1%)
11/2012: Spawn #225 - 26,872 (+51.3%)
01/2013: Spawn #226 - 16,814 (-37.4%)
01/2013: Spawn #227 - 17,172 (+2.1%)
02/2013: Spawn #228 - 16,343 (-4.8%)
03/2013: Spawn #229 - 16,355 (+0.1%)
04/2013: Spawn #230 - 15,994 (-2.2%)
05/2013: Spawn #231 - 16,502 (+3.2%)
06/2013: Spawn #232 - 16,077 (-2.7%)
07/2013: Spawn #233 - 15,701 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Spawn #234 - 15,930 (+0.8%)
09/2013: Spawn #235 - 15,081 (-5.3%)

Settling back into a slow decline.

201. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

03/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #1  - 21,600
04/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #2 - 16,384 (-24.1%)
05/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #3 - 16,497 (+0.7%)
06/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #4 - 16,147 (-2.1%)
07/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #5 - 15,854 (-1.8%)
08/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #6 - 15,394 (-2.9%)
09/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #7 - 14,924 (-3.0%)

Dropping a little fast.

205. Sidekick (Image)

08/2013: Sidekick #1 - 27,832
09/2013: Sidekick #2 - 14,533 (-47.8%)

A big second issue drop.

206. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

09/2012: Doctor Who Annual 2012 - 6,722

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10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #1 - 18,083 (+169.0%)
10/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #2 - 10,824 (-40.1%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #3 - 11,144 (+3.0%)
01/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #4 - 10,865 (-2.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #5 - 10,271 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #6 - 10,579 (+3.0%)
03/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #7 - 10,307 (-2.6%)
04/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #8 - 10,414 (+1.0%)
05/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #9 - 11,993 (+15.2%)
06/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #10 - 10,234 (-14.7%)
07/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #11 - 11,425 (+11.6%)
08/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #12 - 10,220 (-10.5%)
09/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #13 - 14,499 (+41.9%)

A very big jump, for no apparent reason that I can see, except maybe the current popularity of the timelord.

207. Invincible (Image)

09/2012: Invincible #95 - 14,088

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10/2012: Invincible #96 - 14,052 (-0.3%)
11/2012: Invincible #97 - 14,548 (+3.5%)
12/2012: Invincible #98 - 16,139 (+10.9%)
12/2012: Invincible #99 - 15,566 (-3.6%)
01/2013: Invincible #100 - 44,985 (+189.0%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Invincible #101 - 15,540 (-65.5%)
04/2013: Invincible #102 - 15,249 (-1.9%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Invincible #103 - 15,072 (-1.2%)
07/2013: Invincible #104 - 14,733 (-2.2%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Invincible #105 - 14,437 (-2.0%)

Back in a slow downward spiral, a little above where things were before issue one hundred.

212. Sex (Image)

03/2013: Sex #1 - 23,630 (29,298)
04/2013: Sex #2 - 21,342 (-9.7%)
05/2013: Sex #3 - 20,509 (-3.9%)
06/2013: Sex #4 - 17,938 (-12.5%)
07/2013: Sex #5 - 15,996 (-10.8%)
08/2013: Sex #6 - 14,488 (-9.4%)
09/2013: Sex #7 - 13,074 (-9.8%)

Still no sign of slowing up on the drops.

215. Chew (Image)

09/2012: Chew #28 - 12,531

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10/2012: Chew #29 - 12,877 (+2.8%)
11/2012: Chew #30 - 12,756 (-0.9%)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Chew #31 - 12,687 (-0.5%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Chew #32 - 12,671 (-0.1%)
04/2013: Chew #33 - 12,964 (+2.3%)
05/2013: Chew #34 - 12,836 (-1.0%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Chew #35 - 12,818 (-0.1%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Chew #36 - 12,402 (-3.2%)

Amazingly, that’s the largest drop this book’s suffered in 20 issues. Nothing to be concerned about, we’re talking about 416 copies.

216. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

02/2013: Fire Carrier #1 - 14,308 (+10.1%)
03/2013: Fire Carrier #2 - 13,077 (-8.6%)
04/2013: Fire Carrier #3 - 12,435 (-4.9%)
05/2013: Fire Carrier #4 - 12,138 (-2.4%)
06/2013: Fire Carrier #5 - 12,145 (+0.1%)
07/2013: Spark Remains #1 - 13,990 (+15.2%)
08/2013: Spark Remains #2 - 12,559 (-10.2%)
09/2013: Spark Remains #3 - 12,358 (-1.6%)

Sales have been almost identical to the last series arc.

217. Revival (Image)

09/2012: Revival #3 - 13,943

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10/2012: Revival #4 - 15,251 (+9.4%)
11/2012: Revival #5 - 14,098 (-7.6%)
01/2013: Revival #6 - 17,396 (+23.4%)
02/2013: Revival #7 - 16,639 (-4.4%)
03/2013: Revival #8 - 17,082 (+2.7%)
04/2013: Revival #9 - 16,977 (-0.6%)
05/2013: Revival #10 - 16,314 (-3.9%)
06/2013: Revival #11 - 13,536 (-17.0%)
07/2013: Revival #12 - 13,948 (+3.0%)
08/2013: Revival #13 - 12,549 (-10.0%)
09/2013: Revival #14 - 12,254 (-2.3%)

Sort of stable this month.

218. Itty Bitty Hellboy (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 - 15,545
09/2013: Itty Bitty Hellboy #2 - 11,916 (-23.3%)

A totally average second-issue drop.

219. Cyber Force (Image)

09/2013: Cyber Force #6 - 11,843

The first five issues of this series were distributed for free, crowd-funded and with the retailers paying a minimal amount. I’m not sure whether 11,843 copies sold of the first full-price issue is a good result of this little experiment.

220. Conan (Dark Horse)

09/2012: Conan the Barbarian #8 - 14,443

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10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
10/2012: Conan the Barbarian #9 - 14,314 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Conan the Barbarian #10 - 13,822 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Conan the Barbarian #11 - 13,436 (-2.8%)
01/2013: Conan the Barbarian #12 - 13,254 (-1.4%)
02/2013: Conan the Barbarian #13 - 13,000 (-1.9%)
03/2013: Conan the Barbarian #14 - 12,944 (-0.4%)
04/2013: Conan the Barbarian #15 - 12,845 (-0.8%)
05/2013: Conan the Barbarian #16 - 12,682 (-1.3%)
06/2013: Conan the Barbarian #17 - 12,395 (-2.3%)
07/2013: Conan the Barbarian #18 - 12,331 (-0.5%)
08/2013: Conan the Barbarian #19 - 12,105 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Conan the Barbarian #20 - 11,828 (-2.3%)

Standard attrition.

221. Uber (Avatar)

04/2013: Uber #0 - 10,849
05/2013: Uber #1 - 16,109 (+32.6%)
05/2013: Uber #0 Enhanced Edition - 5,084
06/2013: Uber #2 - 16,160 (+0.3%)
07/2013: Uber #3 - 14,594 (-9.7%)
07/2013: Uber #4 - 12,030 (-17.6%)
08/2013: Uber #5 - 11,598 (-3.6%)

Sales starting to even out as it heads into its second arc.

222. The Shadow Year One (Dynamite)

02/2013: Shadow Year One #1 - 19,310
04/2013: Shadow Year One #2 - 13,748 (-28.9%)
05/2013: Shadow Year One #3 - 13,035 (-5.2%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Shadow Year One #4 - 12,352 (-5.2%)
06/2013: -
09/2013: Shadow Year One #5 - 11,476 (-7.1%)

Dropping a little quickly, but selling better than the parent title.

223. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

09/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #13 - 10,396

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10/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #14 - 10,324 (-0.7%)
11/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #15 - 10,345 (+0.2%)
12/2012: Star Trek Ongoing #16 - 9,990 (-3.4%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #17 - 10,321 (+3.3%)
02/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #18 - 10,210 (-1.1%)
03/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #19 - 10,412 (+2.0%)
04/2013: -
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #20 - 10,508 (+0.9%)
05/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #21 - 12,055 (+14.7%)
06/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #22 - 10,799 (-10.4%)
07/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #23 - 11,022 (+2.1%)
08/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #24 - 10,886 (-1.2%)
09/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #25 - 11,388 (+4.6%)

Currently running a sequel story to the last film, and sales pick up a little.

224. Reality Check (Image)

09/2013: Reality Check #1 - 11,152

A new book from Glen Brunswick, who’s produced a handful of interesting comics over the last decade, including Grey Area and Jersey Gods, about a superhero comic character appearing in the real world. Reasonable first issue sales.

225. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

09/2013: -

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10/2012: Sonic #241 - 10,168 (+0.7%)
10/2012: Sonic #242 - 8,695 (-14.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Sonic #243 - 8,760 (+0.7%)
01/2013: Sonic #244 - 8,716 (-0.5%)
02/2013: Sonic #245 - 8,490 (-2.6%)
03/2013: Sonic #246 - 8,511 (+0.2%)
04/2013: Sonic #247 - 9,003 (+5.8%)
05/2013: Sonic #248 - 12,158 (+35.0%)
05/2013: Sonic #249 - 11,339 (-6.7%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: Sonic #250 - 14,291 (+26.0%)
07/2013: Sonic #251 - 12,782 (-10.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Sonic #252 - 10,968 (-14.2%)

Sales carry on falling back, but remaining well above the pre-crossover figures.

226. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

09/2012: X-O Manowar #5 - 23,800

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10/2012: X-O Manowar #6 - 16,299 (-31.5%)
11/2012: X-O Manowar #7 - 14,527 (-10.9%)
12/2012: X-O Manowar #8 - 14,462 (-0.4%)
01/2013: X-O Manowar #9 - 16,599 (+14.8%)
02/2013: X-O Manowar #10 - 13,504 (-18.6%)
03/2013: X-O Manowar #11 - 15,765 (+16.7%)
04/2013: X-O Manowar #12 - 13,216 (-16.2%)
05/2013: X-O Manowar #13 - 13,305 (+0.7%)
06/2013: X-O Manowar #14 - 13,227 (-0.6%)
07/2013: X-O Manowar #15 - 13,997 (+5.5%)
08/2013: X-O Manowar #15 - 11,019 (-21.3%)
09/2013: X-O Manowar #16 - 10,859 (-1.5%)

Things level out a bit this month.

227. Quantum & Woody (Valiant)

07/2013: Quantum & Woody #1 - 17,622
08/2013: Quantum & Woody #2 - 12,818 (-27.3%)
09/2013: Quantum & Woody #3 - 10,734 (-16.3%)

Still dropping fairly quickly, probably need to start levelling out quickly.

230. Transformers Regeneration One (IDW)

09/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #83 - 11,289

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10/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #84 - 10,995 (-2.6%)
11/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #85 - 10,568 (-3.9%)
12/2012: Transformers Regeneration One #86 - 10,037 (-5.0%)
01/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #87 - 9,861 (-1.8%)
02/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #88 - 9,782 (-0.8%)
03/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #89 - 9,623 (-1.6%)
04/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #90 - 9,478 (-1.5%)
05/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #91 - 9,332 (-1.5%)
06/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #92 - 9,206 (-1.4%)
07/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #93 - 8,990 (-2.3%)
08/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #94 - 8,541 (-5.0%)
09/2013: Transformers Regeneration One #0 - 10,249 (+20.0%)

A decent boost for this zero issue, which appears to be previewing upcoming stories.

231. Bloodshot (Valiant)

09/2012: Bloodshot #3 - 14,517

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10/2012: Bloodshot #4 - 14,382 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Bloodshot #5 - 13,156 (-8.5%)
12/2012: Bloodshot #6 - 12,508 (-8.5%)
01/2013: Bloodshot #7 - 11,918 (-4.7%)
02/2013: Bloodshot #8 - 11,557 (-3.0%)
03/2013: Bloodshot #9 - 10,959 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Bloodshot #10 - 13,376 (+22.0%)
05/2013: Bloodshot #11 - 11,146 (-16.7%)
06/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 12,145 (+9.0%)
07/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 10,058 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Bloodshot #0 - 11,303 (+12.4%)
09/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #14 - 10,225 (-9.5%)

Not a tremendous start for the newly retitled direction.

232. Harbinger (Valiant)

09/2012: Harbinger #4 - 15,298 (-1.2%)

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10/2012: Harbinger #5 - 14,603 (-4.5%)
11/2012: Harbinger #6 - 13,617 (-6.7%)
12/2012: Harbinger #7 - 12,783 (-6.1%)
01/2013: Harbinger #8 - 12,824 (+0.3%)
02/2013: Harbinger #0 - 14,699 
02/2013: Harbinger #9 - 12,222 (-4.7%)
03/2013: Harbinger #10 - 12,196 (-0.2%)
04/2013: Harbinger #11 - 14,299 (+17.2%)
05/2013: Harbinger #12 - 12,572 (-12.1%)
06/2013: Harbinger #13 - 12,930 (+2.8%)
07/2013: Harbinger #14 - 10,709 (-17.2%)
08/2013: Harbinger #15 - 12,086 (+12.9%)
09/2013: Harbinger #16 - 10,199 (-15.6%)

Looks like this will drop below ten thousand copies for the first time next month.

233. Danger Girl (IDW)

09/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #3 - 11,275

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10/2012: -
11/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #4 - 10,769 (-4.5%)
12/2012: Danger Girl / GI Joe #5 - 10,454 (-2.9%)
01-02/2013: -
04/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #1 - 12,063 (+15.4%)
05/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #2 - 8,167 (-32.3%)
06/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #3 - 8,144 (-0.3%)
07/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #4 - 7,790 (-4.3%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #1 - 10,180 (+30.7%)

A decent increase, but lower than the beginning of the last series.

234. Shadowman (Valiant)

11/2012: Shadowman #1 - 25,048
12/2012: Shadowman #2 - 16,917 (-32.5%)
01/2013: Shadowman #3 - 13,327 (-21.2%)
02/2013: Shadowman #4 - 12,531 (-6.0%)
03/2013: Shadowman #5 - 13,145 (-4.9%)
04/2013: Shadowman #6 - 11,759 (-10.5%)
05/2013: Shadowman #0 - 12,252 (+4.2%)
06/2013: Shadowman #7 - 12,017 (-1.9%)
07/2013: Shadowman #8 - 10,089 (-16.0%)
08/2013: Shadowman #9 - 9,895 (-1.9%)
09/2013: Shadowman #10 - 10,064 (+1.7%)

Fairly solid this last few months.

235. TMNT Micro Series (IDW)

09/2012: TMNT Micro Series #8 Fugitoid - 13,356

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04/2013: Villain Micro Series #1 Krang - 13,689 (+2.5%)
05/2013: Villain Micro Series #2 Baxter Stockman  - 11,360 (-17.0%)
06/2013: Villain Micro Series #3 - 10,933 (-3.8%)
07/2013: Villain Micro Series #4 - 11,031 (+0.1%)
08/2013: Villain Micro Series #5 - 10,343 (-6.0%)
09/2013: Villain Micro Series #6 - 9,977 (-3.5%)

Slowly sliding down in sales.

236. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

09/2012: Archer & Armstrong #2 - 14,539

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10/2012: Archer & Armstrong #3 - 14,715 (+1.2%)
11/2012: Archer & Armstrong #4 - 13,478 (-8.4%)
12/2012: Archer & Armstrong #5 - 14,544 (+7.9%)
01/2013: Archer & Armstrong #6 - 12,642 (-13.1%)
02/2013: Archer & Armstrong #7 - 11,494 (-9.1%)
03/2013: Archer & Armstrong #8 - 11,072 (-3.7%)
04/2013: Archer & Armstrong #9 - 11,125 (+0.5%)
05/2013: Archer & Armstrong #0 - 12,076 (+8.6%)
06/2013: Archer & Armstrong #10 - 13,241 (+8.6%)
07/2013: Archer & Armstrong #11 - 9,880 (-25.4%)
08/2013: Archer & Armstrong #12 - 9,971 (+0.9%)
09/2013: Archer & Armstrong #13 - 9,910 (-0.6%)

Like Shadowman, pretty solid for the past few months.

237, 297. The Shadow (Dynamite)

09/2012: The Shadow #5 - 17,284
 
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10/2012: The Shadow #6 - 16,362 (-5.3%)
11/2012: The Shadow #7 - 14,884 (-9.0%)
11/2012: The Shadow #8 - 13,778 (-7.4%)
12/2012: The Shadow Special #1 - 9,536 
01/2013: The Shadow #9 - 12,010 (-12.8%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: The Shadow #10 - 11,682 (-2.7%)
04/2013: The Shadow #11 - 11,119 (-4.8%)
04/2013: The Shadow #12 - 10,815 (-2.7%)
05/2013: The Shadow #13 - 11,474 (+6.1%)
06/2013: The Shadow #14 - 10,071 (-12.2%)
07/2013: The Shadow #15 - 9,851 (-21.8%)
08/2013: The Shadow #16 - 9,484 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Shadow #17 - 9,880 (+4.2%)
09/2013: The Shadow Annual 2013 - 6,497

A little increase for this month’s issue, while the annual does reasonably well.

239. BPRD (Dark Horse)

09/2012: Hell on Earth Return o/t Master #2 - 10,271

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10/2012: Hell on Earth #100 Return o/t Master #3 - 10,475 (+2.0%)
11/2012: Hell on Earth #101 Return o/t Master #4 - 11,208 (+7.0%)
12/2012: Hell on Earth #102 Return o/t Master #5 - 10,169 (-9.3%)
01/2013: Hell on Earth #103 Abyss Time #1 - 10,437 (+2.6%)
02/2013: Hell on Earth #104 Abyss Time #2 - 10,172 (-2.5%)
03/2013: Hell on Earth #105 Cold Day in Hell - 10,772 (+5.9%)
04/2013: Hell on Earth #106 Cold Day in Hell - 10,419 (-3.3%)
05/2013: Hell on Earth #107 Wasteland #1 - 10,493 (+0.7%)
06/2013: Hell on Earth #108  - 10,093 (-3.8%)
07/2013: Hell on Earth #109  - 10,018 (-0.7%)
08/2013: Hell on Earth #110  - 9,842 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Hell on Earth #111  - 9,587 (-2.5%)

Standard attrition.

240. King's Watch (Dynamite)

09/2013: King's Watch #1 - 9,471

A new series featuring the King Features characters, The Phantom, Flash Gordon and Mandrake, from Jeff Parker and Marc Laming. A really great creative team, and enormously good fun.

241. Sheltered (Image)

07/2013: Sheltered #1 - 21,055
08/2013: Sheltered #2 - 9,836 (-53.3%)
09/2013: Sheltered #3 - 9,400 (-4.4%)

Settling down very nicely after last month’s big drop.

242. Ghosted (Image)

07/2013: Ghosted #1 - 17,782
08/2013: Ghosted #2 - 10,414 (-41.4%)
09/2013: Ghosted #3 - 9,373 (-10.0%)

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

243. King Conan (Dark Horse)

05/2013: Hour of The Dragon #1 - 12,566
06/2013: Hour of The Dragon #2 - 9,808 (-21.9%)
07/2013: Hour of The Dragon #3 - 9,319 (-5.0%)
08/2013: Hour of The Dragon #4 - 9,492 (+1.9%)
09/2013: Hour of The Dragon #5 - 9,358 (-1.4%)

Very stable overall.

244. Other Dead (IDW)

09/2013: Other Dead #1 - 9,346

Yet another zombie book, but this one’s unusual art and a sharp script lifts it above the run of the mill.

245. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

09/2012: More Than Meets Eye #9 - 10,706
 
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10/2012: More Than Meets Eye #10 - 10,567 (-1.3%)
11/2012: More Than Meets Eye #11 - 10,398 (-1.6%)
12/2012: More Than Meets Eye #12 - 10,076 (-3.1%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: More Than Meets Eye #13 - 10,051 (-0.2%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #14 - 9,942 (-1.1%)
03/2013: More Than Meets Eye #15 - 9,768 (-1.8%)
04/2013: More Than Meets Eye #16 - 9,637 (-1.3%)
05/2013: More Than Meets Eye #17 - 9,523 (-1.2%)
06/2013: More Than Meets Eye #18 - 9,394 (-1.4%)
07/2013: More Than Meets Eye #19 - 9,320 (-0.8%)
08/2013: More Than Meets Eye #20 - 9,402 (+0.9%)
09/2013: More Than Meets Eye #21 - 9,258 (-1.5%)

Very slowly drifting downwards.

246. Sonic Universe (Archie)

09/2012: Sonic Universe #44 - 6,860

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10/2012: Sonic Universe #45 - 7,109 (+3.6%)
11/2012: Sonic Universe #46 - 7,038 (-1.0%)
12/2012: Sonic Universe #47 - 6,837 (-1.0%)
01/2013: Sonic Universe #48 - 6,791 (-0.7%)
02/2013: Sonic Universe #49 - 6,682 (-1.6%)
03/2013: Sonic Universe #50 - 7,359 (+10.1%)
04/2013: Sonic Universe #51 - 9,912 (+34.7%)
05/2013: Sonic Universe #52 - 11,500 (+16.0%)
06/2013: Sonic Universe #53 - 11,123 (-3.3%)
07/2013: Sonic Universe #54 - 11,398 (+2.5%)
08/2013: Sonic Universe #55 - 9,239 (-18.9%)
09/2013: Sonic Universe #56 - 9,253 (+0.1%)

Solid.

250. Halo Initiation (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Halo Initiation #1 - 12,584
09/2013: Halo Initiation #2 - 8,771 (-30.3%)

A slightly hefty second-issue drop.

251. TMNT New Animated Adventures (IDW)

07/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 - 14,397
08/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #2 - 10,304 (-28.4%)
09/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #3 - 8,744 (-15.1%)

Still dropping a little quickly.

252. Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

09/2012: Army of Darkness #5 - 5,463

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10/2012: -
11/2012: Army of Darkness #6 - ???? (???)
12/2012: Army of Darkness #7 - 4,963 (???)
01/2013: Army of Darkness #8 - 4,498 (-9.4%)
01/2013: Army of Darkness #9 - 4,361 (-3.0%)
02-06/2013: -
07/2013: Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash #1 - 10,923
08/2013: -
09/2013: Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash #2 - 8,702 (-20.3%)

Quite a decent second-issue drop, especially by Dynamite standards.

253. Mars Attacks (IDW)

09/2012: Mars Attacks #4 - 8,194

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10/2012: Mars Attacks Holidays One Shot - 5,723
11/2012: Mars Attacks #5 - 7,321 (-10.6%)
12/2012: Mars Attacks Popeye - 7,748 
12/2012: Mars Attacks #6 - 6,509 (-10.5%)
01/2013: Mars Attacks Transformers - 9,805 
01/2013: Mars Attacks Kiss - 8,946
01/2013: Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters - 8,695
01/2013: Mars Attacks Zombies vs Robots - 7,024
02/2013: Mars Attacks #7 - 5,943 (-8.7%)
03/2013: Mars Attacks #8 - 5,727 (-3.6%)
04/2013: Mars Attacks #9 - 5,481 (-4.3%)
05/2013: Mars Attacks #10 - 5,048 (-7.9%)
06-08/2013: -
09/2013: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 - 8,657 (+71.5%)

An excellent increase as everyone’s favourite homicidal aliens meet everyone’s favourite homicidal lawman.

255. Rachel Rising (Abstract) 

09/2012: Rachel Rising #11 - 7,915

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10/2012: Rachel Rising #12 - 7,987 (+0.9%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Rachel Rising #13 - 7,782 (-2.6%)
01/2013: Rachel Rising #14 - ???? (???)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Rachel Rising #15 - 7,612 (???)
04/2013: Rachel Rising #16 - 7,608 (-0.1%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Rachel Rising #17 - 8,336 (+9.6%)
07/2013: Rachel Rising #18 - 8,504 (+2.0%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Rachel Rising #19 - 8,348 (-1.8%)

Pretty stable at the moment.

256. Baltimore (Dark Horse) 

11/2012: Baltimore The Play - 7,971 (0%)
02/2013: Baltimore The Widow & The Tank - 8,071 (+1.3%)
06/2013: Baltimore The Inquisitor - 8,309 (+2.9%)
09/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #1 - 8,280 (-0.3%)

A new three-issue mini-series for the Vampire hunter, holding steady in line with the recent one-shots.

257. GI Joe (IDW)

09/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #17 - 8,138

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10/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #18 - 7,916 (-2.7%)
11/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #19 - 7,736 (-2.3%)
12/2012: GI Joe Vol 2 #20 - 7,575 (-2.1%)
01/2013: GI Joe Vol 2 #21 - 7,445 (-1.7%)
02/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #1 - 17,553 (+135.8%)
03/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #2 - 10,979 (-37.5%)
04/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #3 - 10,372 (-5.5%)
05/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #4 - 9,881 (-4.7%)
06/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #5 - 10,866 (+10.0%)
07/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #6 - 9,106 (-16.2%)
08/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #7 - 8,644 (-5.1%)
09/2013: GI Joe Vol 3 #8 - 8,266 (-4.4%)

Larger drops than should be happening eight issues in, it really isn’t that far off the end of the last series’ sales now.

258. Mocking Dead (Dynamite)

09/2013: Mocking Dead #1 - 8,208

And another zombie book, slightly more tongue-in-cheek than most, and actually pretty good.

259. Mega Man (Archie) 

09/2012: Mega Man #17 - 6,638

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10/2012: Mega Man #18 - 6,557 (-1.2%)
11/2012: Mega Man #19 - 5,618 (-14.3%)
12/2012: Mega Man #20 - 6,351 (+13.0%)
01/2013: Mega Man #21 - 6,220 (-2.1%)
02/2013: Mega Man #22 - 5,373 (-13.6%)
03/2013: Mega Man #23 - 5,339 (-0.6%)
04/2013: Mega Man #24 - 11,173 (+109.3%)
05/2013: Mega Man #25 - 9,191 (-17.7%)
06/2013: Mega Man #26 - 9,290 (+1.1%)
07/2013: Mega Man #27 - 10,332 (+11.2%)
08/2013: Mega Man #28 - 8,404 (-18.7%)
09/2013: Mega Man #29 - 8,042 (-4.3%)

Dropping, but sales have been boosted excellently by the Sonic crossover.

260. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (Bongo) 
 
09/2008: Treehouse of Horror #14 - 9,133
09/2009: Treehouse of Horror #15 - 8,818
09/2010: Treehouse of Horror #16 - 8,705
09/2011: Treehouse of Horror #17 - 7,671
09/2012: Treehouse of Horror #18 - 7,746
09/2013: Treehouse of Horror #19 - 8,003

A slight increase for this year’s entry in the horror series.

261. The Bounce (Image)

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

Like Joe Casey’s other book, Sex, sales are dropping with no end in sight. Undeservedly so in both cases, imho.

262. Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)

05/2013: Battlestar Galactica #1 - 14,356
06/2013: Battlestar Galactica #2 - 10,503 (-26.8%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Battlestar Galactica #3 - 9,200 (-12.4%)
09/2013: Battlestar Galactica #4 - 7,955 (-13.5%)

A ways to go till this one stabilizes.

265. Codename: Action (Dynamite)

09/2013: Codename: Action #1 - 7,752

A new Captain Action series, selling better than the old Moonstone series, but not that much more. I’m not sure if we’ll see it in the charts again, to be honest.

266. Hit (Boom!)

08/2013: Hit #1 - 7,729

A new crime series, it’s done well enough to merit a second printing.

267. Peter Panzerfaust (Image)

09/2012: Peter Panzerfaust #6 - ???? 

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10/2012: -
11/2012: Peter Panzerfaust #7 - ???? (???)
12/2012: -
01/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #8 - ???? (???)
02/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #9 - 4,456 (???)
03/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #10 - 10,989 (+144.6%)
04-05/2013: -
06/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #11 - 17,683 (+60.9%)
07/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #12 - 9,951 (-43.7%)
08/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #13 - 8,419 (-15.4%)
09/2013: Peter Panzerfaust #14 - 7,714 (-8.4%)

Sales drop back a bit further but still a few thousand above where it was six months ago.

268. Invincible Universe (Image)

09/2012: Guarding The Globe #1 - 10,183

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10/2012: Guarding The Globe #2 - 7,104 (-30.2%)
11/2012: Guarding The Globe #3 - 5,871 (-17.4%)
12/2012: Guarding The Globe #4 - 5,302 (-9.7%)
01/2013: Guarding The Globe #5 - 5,225 (-1.5%)
02/2013: Guarding The Globe #6 - 4,831 (-7.5%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Invincible Universe #1 - 14,526 (+200.7%)
05/2013: Invincible Universe #2 - 11,102 (-23.6%)
06/2013: Invincible Universe #3 - 9,778 (-11.9%)
07/2013: Invincible Universe #4 - 8,856 (-9.4%)
08/2013: Invincible Universe #5 - 8,154 (-7.9%)
09/2013: Invincible Universe #6 - 7,675 (-5.9%)

Ever so slowly stabilizing.

269. Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth (Image)

01/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1 - 7,879
02/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2 - 6,177 (-21.6%)
03/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3 - 7,140 (+15.6%)
04/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4 - 7,113 (-0.4%)
05-08/2013: -
09/2013: Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #5 - 7,618 (+7.1%)

A return for the cruel, unusual and very funny series.

270. Morning Glories (Image) 

09/2012: -

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10/2012: Morning Glories #22 - 8,562 (-1.4%)
11/2012: Morning Glories #23 - 8,355 (-2.4%)
12/2012-01/2013: -
02/2013: Morning Glories #24 - 8,364 (+0.1%)
03/2013: Morning Glories #25 - 8,296 (-0.8%)
04/2013: Morning Glories #26 - 20,918 (+152.1%)
05/2013: Morning Glories #27 - 12,861 (-38.5%)
06/2013: Morning Glories #28 - 13,530 (+5.2%)
07/2013: Morning Glories #29 - 10,588 (-21.7%)
08/2013: Morning Glories #30 - 7,883 (-25.5%)
09/2013: Morning Glories #31 - 7,538 (-4.4%)

Things start to level out, but a little way below the last “season”.

271. Robocop (Dynamite)

08/2013: Robocop Last Stand #1 - 9,959
09/2013: Robocop Last Stand #2 - 7,476 (-24.9%)

Not a bad second-issue drop.

272. The Shadow/ Green Hornet (Dynamite)

07/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #1 - 11,203
08/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #2 - 8,756 (-21.8%)
09/2013: Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #3 - 7,454 (-14.9%)

Not levelling out yet.

273. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

09/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #77 - 6,847

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10/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #78 - 6,888 (+0.6%)
11/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #79 - 6,653 (-3.4%)
12/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #80 - 6,508 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #81 - 6,150 (-5.5%)
02/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #82 - 6,483 (+5.4%)
03/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #83 - 6,221 (-4.0%)
04/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #84 - 6,284 (+1.0%)
05/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #85 - 6,499 (+3.4%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #86 - 6,231 (-4.1%)
06/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 - 5,396 (-12.1%)
07/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #87 - 7,201 (+15.6%)
08/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #88 - 6,023 (-16.4%)
09/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #89 - 7,423 (+23.2%)

I’m not really sure why sales are so up and down at the moment, possibly due to the variant covers?

275. Kiss Me Satan (Dark Horse)

08/2013: Kiss Me Satan #1 - 7,305

A new noirish horror book from Victor Gischler. Not spectacular sales.

276. GFT Wonderland Down The Rabbit Hole (Zenescope)

05/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #1 - 9,734
06/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #2 - 7,115 (-26.9%)
08/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #3 - 6,187 (-13.0%)
09/2013: Down The Rabbit Hole #4 - 7,299 (+18.0%)

A big boost, again for no readily apparent reason.

277. Witchblade (Image)

09/2012: Witchblade #160 - 8,202

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10/2012: Witchblade #161 - 8,985 (+9.5%)
11/2012: -
12/2012: Witchblade #162 - 8,098 (-9.9%)
01/2013: Witchblade #163 - 7,655 (-5.5%)
02/2013: -
03/2013: Witchblade #164 - 7,670 (+0.2%)
04/2013: Witchblade #165 - 7,262 (-5.2%)
04/2013: Witchblade Day o/t Outlaw - 5,636
05/2013: Witchblade #166 - 7,425 (+2.2%)
06/2013: Witchblade #167 - 7,329 (-1.3%)
07/2013: Witchblade #168 - 7,176 (-2.1%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Witchblade #169 - 7,271 (+1.3%)

Very solid at the moment.

278. Lords of Mars (Dynamite)

08/2013:Lords Of Mars #1 - 11,595
09/2013:Lords Of Mars #2 - 7,179 (-38.1%)

A largish second-issue drop, but the biggest selling of the Mars books.

279. Transformers Monstrosity (IDW)

06/2013: Transformers Monstrosity #1 - 8,562 
07/2013: Transformers Monstrosity #2 - 7,583 (-11.4%)
08/2013: Transformers Monstrosity #3 - 7,361 (-2.9%)
09/2013: Transformers Monstrosity #4 - 7,109 (-3.4%)

Last issue and sales remain pretty solid.

280. Ghostbusters (IDW)

09/2012: Ghostbusters #13 - 7,435

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10/2012: Ghostbusters #14 - 7,137 (-4.0%)
11/2012: Ghostbusters #15 - 6,938 (-2.8%)
12/2012: Ghostbusters #16 - 6,813 (-2.4%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Ghostbusters #1 - 14,442 (+112.0%)
03/2013: Ghostbusters #2 - 8,910 (-38.3%)
04/2013: Ghostbusters #3 - 8,351 (-6.3%)
05/2013: Ghostbusters #4 - 7,876 (-5.7%)
06/2013: Ghostbusters #5 - 7,620 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Ghostbusters #6 - 7,253 (-4.8%)
09/2013: Ghostbusters #7 - 7,097 (-2.1%)

Standard attrition.

281, 296. Wonderland (Zenescope)

09/2012: Wonderland #3 - 7,829

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10/2012: Wonderland #4 - 7,849 (+0.2%)
11/2012: Wonderland #5 - 7,590 (-3.3%)
12/2012: Wonderland #6 - 7,242 (-4.6%)
01/2013: Wonderland #7 - 6,779 (-6.4%)
02/2013: Wonderland #8 - 6,707 (-1.1%)
03/2013: Wonderland #9 - 6,563 (-2.1%)
04/2013: Wonderland #10 - 6,644 (+1.2%)
05/2013: Wonderland #11 - 6,342 (+1.2%)
06/2013: Wonderland #12 - 7,765 (+22.4%)
07/2013: Wonderland #13 - 7,253 (-6.6%)
08/2013: -
09/2013: Wonderland #14 - 7,034 (-3.0%)
09/2013: Wonderland #15 - 6,558 (-6.8%)

A big drop, but leaving it back where it was six months ago, saleswise.

282. Miss Fury (Dynamite)

04/2013: Miss Fury #1 - 18,441
05/2013: Miss Fury #2 - 11,306 (-38.7%)
06/2013: Miss Fury #3 - 9,834 (-13.0%)
07/2013: Miss Fury #4 - 8,547 (-13.1%)
08/2013: Miss Fury #5 - 7,639 (-10.6%)
09/2013: Miss Fury #6 - 7,029 (-8.0%)

Starting to level out, but where it’ll level out is anyone’s guess.

283, 298. Crossed Badlands (Avatar)

09/2012: Crossed Badlands #13 - 8,882

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10/2012: Crossed Badlands #15 - 8,629 (-2.8%)
10/2012: Crossed Badlands #16 - 8,395 (-2.7%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #17 - 8,319 (-0.9%)
11/2012: Crossed Badlands #18 - 8,150 (-2.0%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #19 - 8,655 (+6.2%)
12/2012: Crossed Badlands #20 - 8,461 (-2.2%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #21 - 7,794 (-7.9%)
01/2013: Crossed Badlands #22 - 7,589 (-2.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands Annual 2013 - 7,613
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #23 - 7,543 (-0.6%)
02/2013: Crossed Badlands #24 - 7,279 (-3.5%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #25 - 12,022 (+65.2%)
03/2013: Crossed Badlands #26 - 8,326 (-30.7%)
04/2013: Crossed Badlands #27 - 7,930 (-4.8%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #28 - 7,891 (-0.5%)
05/2013: Crossed Badlands #29 - 7,595 (-3.7%)
06/2013: Crossed Badlands #30 - 7,573 (-0.3%)
06/2013: Crossed Badlands #31 - 7,327 (-3.2%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #32 - 7,399 (+1.0%)
07/2013: Crossed Badlands #33 - 7,209 (-2.6%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #34 - 7,204 (0%)
08/2013: Crossed Badlands #35 - 6,737 (-6.5%)
09/2013: Crossed Badlands #36 - 6,990 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Crossed Special 2013 - 6,472

Just one regular issue this month, with a special coming in not far behind, and at a couple of dollars more.

284. Spongebob Comics (United Plankton)

09/2012: Spongebob Comics #12 - 7,767

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10/2012: Spongebob Comics #13 - 7,866 (+1.3%)
11/2012: Spongebob Comics #14 - 7,629 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Spongebob Comics #15 - 7,196 (-5.7%)
01/2013: Spongebob Comics #16 - 7,023 (-2.4%)
02/2013: Spongebob Comics #17 - 6,923 (-1.4%)
03/2013: Spongebob Comics #18 - 7,005 (+1.2%)
04/2013: Spongebob Comics #19 - 6,940 (-0.9%)
05/2013: Spongebob Comics #20 - 6,926 (-0.2%)
06/2013: Spongebob Comics #21 - 7,043 (+1.7%)
06/2013: Annual Giant Swimtacular #1 - 6,137
07/2013: Spongebob Comics #22 - 7,020 (-0.3%)
08/2013: Spongebob Comics #23 - 7,001 (-0.3%)
09/2013: Spongebob Comics #24 - 6,965 (-0.5%)

Very stable indeed.

285. GI Joe Special Missions (IDW)

09/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #17 - 7,391

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10/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #18 - 7,151 (-3.2%)
11/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #19 - 6,846 (-4.3%)
12/2012: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #20 - 6,663 (-2.7%)
01/2013: -
02/2013: Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow #21 - 6,659 (-0.1%)
03/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #1 - 13,104 (+97.8%)
04/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #2 - 8,818 (-32.7%)
05/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #3 - 8,492 (-3.7%)
06/2013: -
07/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #4 - 8,093 (-4.7%)
07/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #5 - 8,004 (-1.1%)
08/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #5 - 7,493 (-6.4%)
09/2013: GI Joe Special Missions #6 - 6,957 (-7.2%)

The drops pick up, at this rate it’ll be selling at a lower level than before the relaunch in the next month or two.

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

02/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #1 - 8,932 (+15.1%)
03/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #2 - 7,917 (-11.4%)
04/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #3 - 7,516 (-5.1%)
05/2013: -
06/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #4 - 7,233 (-3.7%)
07/2013: -
08/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #5 - 7,009 (-3.1%)
09/2013: Dejah Thoris & Green Men Of Mars #6 - 6,931 (-1.1%)

Pretty solid this month.

287. Bravest Warriors (Boom!)

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

Maybe starting to level out a bit.

288. Mass Effect (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #1 - 9,291 (+27.1%)
08/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #2 - 7,310 (-21.3%)
09/2013: Mass Effect Foundation #3 - 6,849 (-6.3%)

Standard third-issue drop.

289. Godzilla (IDW)

09/2012: Godzilla #5 - 8,597

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10/2012: Godzilla #6 - 8,129 (-5.2%)
11/2012: Godzilla #7 - 7,688 (-5.4%)
01/2013: Godzilla #8 - 7,623 (-0.8%)
01/2013: Godzilla #9 - 7,194 (-5.6%)
02/2013: Godzilla #10 - 6,992 (-2.8%)
03/2013: -
04/2013: Godzilla #11 - 6,905 (-1.2%)
05/2013: Godzilla #12 - 6,782 (-1.8%)
06/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #1 - 9,813 (+44.7%)
07/2013: Godzilla #13 - 6,741 (-0.6%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #2 - 7,483 (-23.7%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #3 - 7,080 (-5.4%)
09/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #4 - 6,820 (-3.7%)

Another one likely to drop below the level of the previous series very soon. Might be an idea for IDW to give it a rest before the new film arrives.

291. Garth Ennis' Red Team (Dynamite)

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

Not showing much sign of levelling out any time soon.

292. Grimm (Dynamite)

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

Dropping fast.

293. Brain Boy (Dark Horse)

09/2013: Brain Boy #1 - 6,639

Spinning out of Dark Horse Presents, I think there was a zero issue collecting those stories, but it didn’t chart.

294. GI Joe Cobra Files (IDW)

09/2012: Cobra #17 - 7,112

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10/2012: Cobra #18 - 6,873 (-3.4%)
11/2012: Cobra #19 - 6,668 (-3.0%)
12/2012: Cobra #20 - 6,589 (-1.2%)
01/2012: Cobra #21 - 6,375 (-3.2%)
04/2013: Cobra Files #1 - 13,231 (+107.5%)
05/2013: Cobra Files #2 - 7,769 (-41.3%)
06/2013: Cobra Files #3 - 7,407 (-4.7%)
07/2013: Cobra Files #4 - 7,097 (-4.2%)
08/2013: Cobra Files #5 - 6,901 (-2.8%)
09/2013: Cobra Files #6 - 6,595 (-4.4%)

And another one about to drop below the cancelled previous series.

295. Hit List (Zenescope)

09/2013: Hit List #1 - 6,581

One of Zenescope’s rare non-GFT books, although with the obligatory scantily-clad women on the cover.

299. Mouse Guard (Archaia)

02/2013: Black Axe #6 - 7,052 (+1.5%)
06/2013: Legends of the Guard V2 #1 - 7,116 (+0.9%)
09/2013: Legends of the Guard V2 #1 - 6,464 (-9.2%)

Sliding as a comic, but this is one that does far better in its collected editions outside of the direct market.

300. Hoax Hunters (Image)

09/2012: Hoax Hunters #10 - 6,448 

Film & TV rumors push this book back into the chart, its first appearance since issue three in July last year, which sold 4,404 copies.

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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. Christopher says:

    294. GI Joe Cobra Files (IDW)

    09/2012: Cobra #17 – 7,112

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    10/2012: Cobra #18 – 6,873 (-3.4%)
    11/2012: Cobra #19 – 6,668 (-3.0%)
    12/2012: Cobra #20 – 6,589 (-1.2%)
    01/2012: Cobra #21 – 6,375 (-3.2%)
    04/2013: Cobra Files #1 – 13,231 (+107.5%)
    05/2013: Cobra Files #2 – 7,769 (-41.3%)
    06/2013: Cobra Files #3 – 7,407 (-4.7%)
    07/2013: Cobra Files #4 – 7,097 (-4.2%)
    08/2013: Cobra Files #5 – 6,901 (-2.8%)
    09/2013: Cobra Files #6 – 6,595 (-4.4%)

    I believe this has been cancelled with issue #9. A shame really.

  2. Peter says:

    Wish Valiant’s numbers were a bit higher, they’re publishing some really great books these days.

  3. Christopher says:

    Yeah, I’m not sure why Valiant has had such a fall-off. I do find the occasional a bit thin story-wise given the price point but overall their universe feels so fresh and interesting. I wish more people were into it.

    Glad to see Baltimore doing so well. That is one of DH’s best titles.

  4. Actually the #0 issue for Brain Boy is solicited for a Dec release after the rest of the mini finishes. No, I don’t know why DH did it that way either.

  5. Torsten Adair says:

    “And another zombie book, slightly more tongue-in-cheek than most, and actually pretty good.”

    HAR! Whose tongue? Whose cheek?

    Rat Queens was recommended by the clerk at Forbidden Planet. It’s a team of four female mercenaries, each with a different skill set and personality. I’ll wait for the trade.

  6. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Rat Queens was recommended by the clerk at Forbidden Planet. It’s a team of four female mercenaries, each with a different skill set and personality. I’ll wait for the trade.”

    CoughDangerGirlCough

  7. Joe Gualtieri says:

    Valiant’s line is universally awesome, but I can’t move the singles at all. The trades, OTOH, do OK, but with such abysmal singles-single issue sales…

  8. The Valiant books move creative teams around so much, I think they’re competing for the Big Two’s switch-a-roo title! I finally gave up on almost all of them due to this. I mean, the great artist on Harbinger is now the regular artist on Archer & Armstrong? That makes no sense. Comic book companies really need to learn to keep their creative teams in place. Throw in a rotating fill-in artist to give the main guy a break, TRY to keep that rotating artist the same with each title, and be done with it.

  9. PeterCSM730 says:

    Is Zero going to have a different artist each issue? The first and second issue had very different art styles, though I liked them both.

  10. Peter: yes indeed, that is the plan. We always planned it this way.

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