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by Paul O’Brien

Event season rolled on in November, as INFINITY reached its climax, while the Ultimate imprint’s CATACLYSM got under way. Meanwhile, ASTONISHING X-MEN was relaunched as AMAZING X-MEN, and the MARVEL KNIGHTS X-MEN and LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE minis kick off.

Though DC had four books in the top five – BATMAN, HARLEY QUINN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and FOREVER EVIL – Marvel still edged them in their share of the North American direct market, leading by 34% to 32% in unit terms, and 30% to 29% in dollars. As has already been pointed out on The Beat, this means Marvel and DC’s combined dollar share dips below 60% – something that hasn’t happened in a decade.

Thanks as always to ICV2.com for their permission to use these figures.

3.  AMAZING X-MEN
11/08  ---
11/09  Astonishing X-Men #32 -  62,154
11/10  ---
11/11  Astonishing X-Men #44 -  32,729
=====
11/12  Astonishing X-Men #56 -  27,583  (  -5.1%)
12/12  Astonishing X-Men #57 -  26,263  (  -4.8%)
01/13  Astonishing X-Men #58 -  25,159  (  -4.2%)
02/13  Astonishing X-Men #59 -  24,195  (  -3.8%)
03/13  Astonishing X-Men #60 -  27,683  ( +14.4%)
04/13  Astonishing X-Men #61 -  27,090  (  -2.1%)
05/13  Astonishing X-Men #62 -  24,121  ( -11.0%)
06/13  Astonishing X-Men #63 -  23,326  (  -3.3%)
07/13  Astonishing X-Men #64 -  22,649  (  -2.9%)
08/13  Astonishing X-Men #65 -  22,010  (  -2.8%)
08/13  Astonishing X-Men #66 -  21,757  (  -1.1%)
09/13  Astonishing X-Men #67 -  21,044  (  -3.3%)
10/13  Astonishing X-Men #68 -  21,023  (  -0.0%)
11/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #1   - 112,337  (+434.4%)
                                6 mnth  (+365.7%)
                                1 year  (+307.3%)
                                2 year  (+243.2%)
                                3 year  (   --- )
                                4 year  ( +80.7%)
                                5 year  (   --- )

While this isn’t officially a relaunch, the fact is that AMAZING X-MEN replaces the flagging ASTONISHING X-MEN on the schedule. A higher profile creative team and a shiny new adjective (or at least, one that hasn’t been used since the Age of Apocalypse crossover back in the 90s) duly boosts sales.

By normal Marvel standards, 112K is a very good number, even with multiple variant covers attached. But the last time Marvel relaunched an X-Men title was in May, when X-MEN was somewhat arbitrarily renumbered. That relaunch had estimated first month sales of 178K, and plainly this one is quite some distance behind.

6. INFINITY
08/13  Infinity #1 of 6 - 205,819
09/13  Infinity #2 of 6 - 125,985  (-38.8%)
09/13  Infinity #3 of 6 - 123,285  ( -2.1%)
10/13  Infinity #4 of 6 - 113,003  ( -8.3%)
10/13  Infinity #5 of 6 - 106,567  ( -5.7%)
11/13  Infinity #6 of 6 - 100,292  ( -5.9%)

The whole series places above the 100K mark, which I imagine Marvel will be happy enough with. It’s a modest improvement compared with AGE OF ULTRON’s first six issues. It’s nowhere close to AVENGERS VS X-MEN (which was over 185K six issues in), but still eminently respectable.

7,11. ALL-NEW X-MEN
11/12  All-New X-Men #1  - 181,693
11/12  All-New X-Men #2  - 100,983  (-44.4%)
12/12  All-New X-Men #3  -  90,161  (-10.7%)
12/12  All-New X-Men #4  -  90,946  ( +0.9%)
01/13  All-New X-Men #5  -  86,301  ( -5.1%)
01/13  All-New X-Men #6  -  85,403  ( -1.0%)
02/13  All-New X-Men #7  -  85,234  ( -0.2%)
03/13  All-New X-Men #8  -  90,990  ( +6.8%)
03/13  All-New X-Men #9  -  81,692  (-10.2%)
04/13  All-New X-Men #10 -  84,760  ( +3.8%)
05/13  All-New X-Men #11 -  80,582  ( -4.9%)
06/13  All-New X-Men #12 -  82,178  ( +2.0%)
06/13  All-New X-Men #13 -  77,656  ( -5.5%)
07/13  All-New X-Men #14 -  74,848  ( -3.6%)
08/13  All-New X-Men #15 -  73,035  ( -2.4%)
09/13  All-New X-Men #16 -  84,218  (+15.3%)
10/13  All-New X-Men #17 -  82,843  ( -1.6%)
11/13  All-New X-Men #18 -  82,365  ( -0.6%)
11/13  All-New X-Men #19 -  71,044  (-13.7%)
                            6 mnth  (-11.8%)
                            1 year  (-29.6%)

Two issues this month. The “Battle of the Atom” crossover is over, but the Decade Variant covers on issue #18 are apparently enough of a draw to delay the sales drop to issue #19. After that, though, we’re back to business as usual.

8,10. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN
11/03  Amazing #501 -  94,558
11/08  Amazing #578 -  66,564
11/09  Amazing #610 -  61,170
11/10  Amazing #649 -  52,586
11/11  Amazing #673 -  57,159
=====
11/12  Amazing #697 -  59,872  (  +3.3%)
11/12  Amazing #698 -  87,537  ( +46.2%)
12/12  Amazing #699 -  80,048  (  -8.6%)
12/12  Amazing #.1  -  71,344  ( -10.9%)
12/12  Amazing #700 - 273,305  (+283.1%)
01/13  Superior #1  - 209,944  ( -23.2%)
01/13  Superior #2  - 118,104  ( -43.7%)
02/13  Superior #3  - 101,811  ( -13.8%)
02/13  Superior #4  -  95,892  (  -5.8%)
03/13  Superior #5  -  94,224  (  -1.7%)
03/13  Superior #6  -  86,614  (  -8.1%)
03/13  S. S-M #6AU  -  85,807  (  -0.9%)
04/13  Superior #7  -  87,945  (  +2.5%)
04/13  Superior #8  -  85,671  (  -2.6%)
05/13  Superior #9  -  93,656  (  +9.3%)
05/13  Superior #10 -  85,346  (  -8.9%)
06/13  Superior #11 -  84,219  (  -1.3%)
06/13  Superior #12 -  82,338  (  -2.2%)
07/13  Superior #13 -  81,678  (  -0.8%)
07/13  Superior #14 -  80,839  (  -1.0%)
08/13  Superior #15 -  78,636  (  -2.7%)
08/13  Superior #16 -  78,087  (  -0.7%)
09/13  Superior #17 -  89,118  ( +14.1%)
09/13  Superior #18 -  80,178  ( -10.0%)
10/13  Superior #19 -  83,671  (  +4.4%)
10/13  Superior #20 -  85,309  (  +2.0%)
11/13  Superior #21 -  74,940  ( -12.2%)
11/13  Superior #22 -  81,250  (  +8.4%)
                       6 mnth  (  -4.8%)
                       1 year  ( +35.7%)
                       2 year  ( +42.1%)
                       3 year  ( +54.5%)
                       4 year  ( +32.8%)
                       5 year  ( +22.1%)
                      10 year  ( -14.1%)

Issue #21 didn’t have a variant cover, hence the dip for that issue. And even without the bells and whistles, that issue still sells significantly ahead of the closing issues of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, showing that this direction has delivered a sustained sales boost that lasted the year.

15. AVENGERS
11/03  Avengers v3 #73 -  58,177
11/10  Avengers v4 #7  -  89,758
11/11  Avengers v4 #19 -  56,620
=====
11/12  Avengers v4 #33 -  53,336  (  -5.1%)
11/12  Avengers v4 #34 -  57,315  (  +7.5%)
12/12  Avengers v5 #1  - 192,952  (+236.7%)
12/12  Avengers v5 #2  -  99,028  ( -48.7%)
01/13  Avengers v5 #3  -  92,165  (  -6.9%)
01/13  Avengers v5 #4  -  83,088  (  -9.8%)
02/13  Avengers v5 #5  -  82,452  (  -0.8%)
02/13  Avengers v5 #6  -  84,868  (  +2.9%)
03/13  Avengers v5 #7  -  78,278  (  -7.8%)
03/13  Avengers v5 #8  -  82,691  (  +5.6%)
04/13  Avengers v5 #9  -  77,780  (  -5.9%)
04/13  Avengers v5 #10 -  78,905  (  +1.4%)
05/13  Avengers v5 #11 -  70,687  ( -10.4%)
05/13  Avengers v5 #12 -  74,978  (  +6.1%)
06/13  Avengers v5 #13 -  68,624  (  -8.5%)
06/13  Avengers v5 #14 -  74,846  (  +9.1%)
07/13  Avengers v5 #15 -  68,472  (  -8.5%)
07/13  Avengers v5 #16 -  72,842  (  +6.4%)
08/13  Avengers v5 #17 -  68,962  (  -5.3%)
08/13  Avengers v5 #18 -  74,697  (  +8.3%)
09/13  Avengers v5 #19 -  92,489  ( +23.8%)
09/13  Avengers v5 #20 -  74,388  ( -19.6%)
10/13  Avengers v5 #21 -  71,751  (  -3.5%)
10/13  Avengers v5 #22 -  70,735  (  -1.4%)
11/13  Avengers v5 #23 -  66,501  (  -6.0%)
                          6 mnth  (  -5.9%)
                          1 year  ( +24.7%)
                          2 year  ( +17.5%)
                          3 year  ( -26.0%)
                         10 year  ( +14.3%)

This is an INFINITY tie-in, not that it’s obvious from the numbers above. AVENGERS doesn’t seem to have had much benefit from the crossover, but then most people who are interested in getting the full INFINITY story were probably buying this title already.

16. UNCANNY X-MEN
11/03  Uncanny X-Men #433   -  90,764
11/08  Uncanny X-Men #504   -  77,773
11/09  Uncanny X-Men #517   -  69,557
11/10  Uncanny X-Men #530   -  58,006
11/11  Uncanny X-Men v2 #2  -  72,485
=====
02/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #1  - 177,463  (+169.0%)
02/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #2  -  94,615  ( -46.7%)
03/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #3  -  85,775  (  -9.3%)
04/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #4  -  80,047  (  -6.7%)
04/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #5  -  78,919  (  -1.4%)
05/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #6  -  73,621  (  -6.7%)
06/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #7  -  73,719  (  +0.1%)
07/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #8  -  70,274  (  -4.7%)
07/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #9  -  67,338  (  -4.2%)
08/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #10 -  70,903  (  +5.3%)
08/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #11 -  65,700  (  -7.3%)
09/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #12 -  76,790  ( +16.9%)
10/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #13 -  75,202  (  -2.1%)
11/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #14 -  65,655  ( -12.7%)
                               6 mnth  ( -10.8%)
                               1 year  (   --- )
                               2 year  (  -9.4%)
                               3 year  ( +13.2%)
                               4 year  (  -5.6%)
                               5 year  ( -15.6%)
                              10 year  ( -27.7%)

Returning to regular sales after the “Battle of the Atom” crossover concluded.

18.  SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL
11/13  Annual #1 - 63,595

Only around 10K behind the non-variant issues of the ongoing series, which is pretty good. The solicitation stressed that the story has some wider significance, and that may have helped.

19. UNCANNY AVENGERS
11/12  Uncanny Avengers #2  - 114,257  (-62.4%)
12/12  ---
01/13  Uncanny Avengers #3  -  92,165  (-19.3%)
02/13  Uncanny Avengers #4  -  87,539  ( -5.0%)
03/13  Uncanny Avengers #5  -  84,382  ( -3.6%)
04/13  Uncanny Avengers #6  -  80,863  ( -4.2%)
04/13  Uncanny Avengers #7  -  77,027  ( -4.7%)
05/13  Uncanny Avengers #8  -  75,655  ( -1.8%)
05/13  Uncanny Av. #8AU     -  72,514  ( -4.2%)
06/13  Uncanny Avengers #9  -  71,842  ( -0.9%)
07/13  Uncanny Avengers #10 -  68,768  ( -4.3%)
08/13  Uncanny Avengers #11 -  65,447  ( -4.8%)
09/13  Uncanny Avengers #12 -  73,357  (+12.1%)
10/13  Uncanny Avengers #13 -  60,597  (-17.4%)
11/13  Uncanny Avengers #14 -  60,750  ( +0.3%)
                               6 mnth  (-19.7%)
                               1 year  (-46.8%)

There’s a variant cover on this issue, which probably explains the marginal uptick. The general trend continues to drift down.

22. NEW AVENGERS
11/08  ---
11/09  New Avengers #59    -  74,379
11/10  New Avengers v2 #6  -  66,724
11/11  New Avengers v2 #18 -  54,454
=====
11/12  New Avengers v2 #32 -  52,784  (  -1.3%)
11/12  New Avengers v2 #33 -  50,045  (  -5.2%)
11/12  New Avengers v2 #34 -  53,862  (  +7.6%)
12/12  ---
01/13  New Avengers v3 #1  - 116,280  (+115.9%)
01/13  New Avengers v3 #2  -  79,433  ( -31.7%)
02/13  New Avengers v3 #3  -  72,110  (  -9.2%)
03/13  New Avengers v3 #4  -  65,150  (  -9.7%)
04/13  New Avengers v3 #5  -  63,423  (  -2.7%)
05/13  New Avengers v3 #6  -  59,362  (  -6.4%)
06/13  New Avengers v3 #7  -  60,138  (  +1.3%)
07/13  New Avengers v3 #8  -  58,044  (  -3.5%)
08/13  New Avengers v3 #9  -  60,534  (  +4.3%)
09/13  New Avengers v3 #10 -  60,682  (  +0.2%)
10/13  New Avengers v3 #11 -  63,231  (  +4.2%)
11/13  New Avengers v3 #12 -  58,807  (  -7.0%)
                              6 mnth  (  -0.9%)
                              1 year  ( +11.4%)
                              2 year  (  +8.0%)
                              3 year  ( -11.9%)
                              4 year  ( -20.9%)
                              5 year  (   --- )

Another limited-impact INFINITY tie-in.

23. X-MEN
11/10  X-Men v3 #5  -  56,651
11/11  X-Men v3 #20 -  43,515
=====
11/12  X-Men v3 #38 -  30,289  (  -4.2%)
12/12  X-Men v3 #39 -  29,326  (  -3.2%)
01/13  X-Men v3 #40 -  28,515  (  -2.8%)
02/13  X-Men v3 #41 -  32,488  ( +13.9%)
03/13  ---
04/13  ---
05/13  X-Men v4 #1  - 183,297  (+464.2%)
06/13  X-Men v4 #2  -  73,542  ( -59.9%)
07/13  X-Men v4 #3  -  65,270  ( -11.2%)
08/13  X-Men v4 #4  -  64,010  (  -1.9%)
09/13  X-Men v4 #5  -  73,357  ( +14.6%)
10/13  X-Men v4 #6  -  71,990  (  -1.9%)
11/13  X-Men v4 #7  -  56,968  ( -20.9%)
                       6 mnth  ( -68.9%)
                       1 year  ( +88.1%)
                       2 year  ( +30.9%)
                       3 year  (  +0.6%)

Returning to regular sales after the “Battle of the Atom” crossover.

30. DEADPOOL
11/08  Deadpool v3 #4  -  49,577
11/09  Deadpool v3 #17 -  46,765
11/10  Deadpool v3 #29 -  31,350
11/11  Deadpool v3 #46 -  26,260
=====
11/12  Deadpool v4 #1  - 127,977  (+340.6%)
11/12  Deadpool v4 #2  -  76,445  ( -40.3%)
12/12  Deadpool v4 #3  -  64,591  ( -15.5%)
01/13  Deadpool v4 #4  -  57,061  ( -11.7%)
02/13  Deadpool v4 #5  -  57,312  (  +0.4%)
03/13  Deadpool v4 #6  -  57,095  (  -0.4%)
04/13  Deadpool v4 #7  -  57,016  (  -0.1%)
04/13  Deadpool v4 #8  -  52,851  (  -7.3%)
05/13  Deadpool v4 #9  -  51,296  (  -2.9%)
05/13  Deadpool v4 #10 -  50,461  (  -1.6%)
06/13  Deadpool v4 #11 -  54,110  (  +7.2%)
06/13  Deadpool v4 #12 -  48,315  ( -10.7%)
07/13  Deadpool v4 #13 -  47,006  (  -2.7%)
08/13  Deadpool v4 #14 -  45,870  (  -2.4%)
08/13  Deadpool v4 #15 -  46,169  (  +0.7%)
09/13  Deadpool v4 #16 -  45,675  (  -1.1%)
09/13  Deadpool v4 #17 -  45,348  (  -0.7%)
10/13  Deadpool v4 #18 -  47,096  (  +3.9%)
11/13  Deadpool v4 #19 -  44,184  (  -6.2%)
                          6 mnth  ( -12.4%)
                          1 year  ( -42.2%)
                          2 year  ( +68.3%)
                          3 year  ( +40.9%)
                          4 year  (  -5.5%)
                          5 year  ( -10.9%)

A very gentle downward trend, but the relaunched DEADPOOL title remains way up from the last two years of the previous volume.

33. DEADPOOL ANNUAL
11/13  Annual #1 - 43,922

Almost matching the sales of the parent title. Again, it may have helped that the solicitation promised a story with some significance to the character (even if it was just an explanation of what happened to the other voices in his head).

34. MIGHTY AVENGERS
09/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #1 - 101,921
10/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #2 -  54,862  (-46.2%)
11/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #3 -  42,210  (-23.1%)

Not holding up brilliantly so far, but then they have been dialling back on the number of variant covers with each issue. This is an INFINITY tie-in, but then the next two issues are INHUMANITY tie-ins, which ought to cushion the fall. Still, it could be a while before we get a sense of where this title is going to wind up.

35. CATACLYSM
07/13  Hunger #1 of 4    - 70,835
08/13  Hunger #2 of 4    - 44,929  (-36.6%)
09/13  ---
10/13  Hunger #3 of 4    - 39,915  (-11.2%)
10/13  Hunger #4 of 4    - 36,775  ( -7.9%)
10/13  Cataclysm #0.1    - 37,589  ( +2.2%)
11/13  Cataclysm #1 of 5 - 42,109  (+12.0%)

As we’ll see later, CATACLYSM does seem to have boosted sales on the individual Ultimate books. Nonetheless, it’s plainly a bad sign when the first issue of CATACLYSM can’t even match the second issue of HUNGER, a mini which was supposed to be building interest for this event. When the threatened extinction of the Ultimate Universe can’t even make the top 30, it does suggest that (with the arguable exception of the Spider-Man book) it’s past time for Marvel to cut their losses on this line.

39. THOR: GOD OF THUNDER
11/03  Thor v2 #71 -  31,706
11/08  ---
11/09  Thor Finale -  53,566
11/10  Thor #617   -  49,165
11/11  Thor v4 #8  -  40,703
=====
11/12  Thor v5 #1  - 110,443  (+212.6%)
11/12  Thor v5 #2  -  65,533  ( -40.7%)
12/12  Thor v5 #3  -  55,547  ( -15.2%)
01/13  Thor v5 #4  -  50,478  (  -9.1%)
02/13  Thor v5 #5  -  51,861  (  +2.7%)
03/13  Thor v5 #6  -  50,481  (  -2.7%)
04/13  Thor v5 #7  -  51,526  (  +2.1%)
05/13  Thor v5 #8  -  48,622  (  -5.6%)
06/13  Thor v5 #9  -  49,125  (  +1.0%)
07/13  Thor v5 #10 -  46,204  (  -5.9%)
08/13  Thor v5 #11 -  45,397  (  -1.7%)
08/13  Thor v5 #12 -  44,865  (  -1.2%)
09/13  Thor v5 #13 -  48,007  (  +7.0%)
10/13  Thor v5 #14 -  46,008  (  -4.2%)
11/13  Thor v5 #15 -  41,259  ( -10.3%)
                      6 mnth  ( -15.1%)
                      1 year  ( -37.0%)
                      2 year  (  +1.4%)
                      3 year  ( -16.1%)
                      4 year  ( -23.0%)
                      5 year  (   --- )
                     10 year  ( +30.1%)

The previous two issues had variant covers, so the general trend remains a more typical downward drift.

42. HAWKEYE
11/12  Hawkeye v4 #4  - 34,208  ( -3.4%)
12/12  Hawkeye v4 #5  - 34,385  ( +0.5%)
12/12  Hawkeye v4 #6  - 33,440  ( -2.7%)
01/13  Hawkeye v4 #7  - 37,000  (+10.6%)
02/13  Hawkeye v4 #8  - 36,898  ( -0.3%)
03/13  ---
04/13  Hawkeye v4 #9  - 39,678  ( +7.5%)
05/13  Hawkeye v4 #10 - 42,090  ( +6.1%)
06/13  Hawkeye v4 #11 - 40,510  ( -3.8%)
06/13  Hawkeye v4 #12 - 40,837  ( +0.8%)
07/13  ---
08/13  ---
09/13  ---
10/13  Hawkeye v4 #13 - 40,476  ( -0.9%)
11/13  Hawkeye v4 #14 - 39,863  ( -1.5%)
                        6 mnth  ( -5.3%)
                        1 year  (+16.5%)

Holding up pretty well. Having bottomed out at 33K at the tail end of 2012, HAWKEYE has rebounded to the 40K range and seems to be staying there. Books that do this without any hype beyond good word of mouth are incredibly rare, so it’s clearly doing something right.

45.  X-MEN GOLD
11/13  One-shot - 39,102

An anthology issue celebrating the X-Men’s 50th anniversary.

46. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
11/11  Wolverine/X-Men #2  - 83,356
=====
11/12  Wolverine/X-Men #20 - 48,432  ( -3.2%)
11/12  Wolverine/X-Men #21 - 48,244  ( -0.4%)
12/12  Wolverine/X-Men #22 - 45,658  ( -5.4%)
01/13  Wolverine/X-Men #23 - 43,963  ( -3.7%)
01/13  Wolverine/X-Men #24 - 44,716  ( +1.7%)
02/13  Wolverine/X-Men #25 - 45,057  ( +0.8%)
03/13  Wolverine/X-Men #26 - 42,019  ( -6.7%)
03/13  Wolverine/X-Men #27 - 41,960  ( -0.1%)
04/13  Wolv & X-Men #27AU  - 47,055  (+12.1%)
04/13  Wolverine/X-Men #28 - 42,718  ( -9.2%)
05/13  Wolverine/X-Men #29 - 40,451  ( -5.3%)
05/13  Wolverine/X-Men #30 - 40,019  ( -1.1%)
06/13  Wolverine/X-Men #31 - 41,661  ( +4.1%)
06/13  Wolverine/X-Men #32 - 39,790  ( -4.5%)
07/13  Wolverine/X-Men #33 - 42,269  ( +6.2%)
08/13  Wolverine/X-Men #34 - 38,473  ( -9.0%)
08/13  Wolverine/X-Men #35 - 38,046  ( -1.1%)
09/13  Wolverine/X-Men #36 - 59,684  (+56.9%)
10/13  Wolverine/X-Men #37 - 57,434  ( -3.8%)
11/13  Wolverine/X-Men #38 - 39,098  (-31.9%)
                             6 mnth  ( -2.3%)
                             1 year  (-19.3%)
                             2 year  (-53.1%)

Returning to regular sales after the “Battle of the Atom” crossover. The book relaunches after issue #42.

48. KICK-ASS 3  [Icon]
06/13  Kick-Ass 3 #1 of 8 - 78,035
07/13  ---
08/13  Kick-Ass 3 #2 of 8 - 50,102  (-35.8%)
09/13  Kick-Ass 3 #3 of 8 - 44,540  (-11.1%)
10/13  Kick-Ass 3 #4 of 8 - 40,412  ( -9.3%)
11/13  Kick-Ass 3 #5 of 8 - 38,639  ( -4.4%)

Not holding up quite as well as some earlier series, but still way ahead of most creator-owned books.

50,55. INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK
11/03  Incredible v3 #63     -  53,357
11/08  Hulk #8               -  90,776
11/09  Incredible Hulk #604  -  40,652
11/10  Incredible Hulks #616 -  35,296
11/11  Incredible v4 #2      -  80,143
=====
11/12  Indestructible #1     - 118,200  (+227.5%)
12/12  Indestructible #2     -  63,653  ( -46.1%)
01/13  Indestructible #3     -  59,431  (  -6.6%)
02/13  Indestructible #4     -  56,214  (  -5.4%)
03/13  Indestructible #5     -  54,967  (  -2.2%)
04/13  Indestructible #6     -  55,470  (  +0.9%)
05/13  Indestructible #7     -  49,956  (  -9.9%)
05/13  Indestructible #8     -  48,866  (  -2.2%)
06/13  Indestructible #9     -  49,427  (  +1.1%)
07/13  Indestructible #10    -  45,531  (  -7.9%)
07/13  Indestructible #11    -  45,241  (  -0.6%)
08/13  Indestructible #12    -  43,673  (  -3.5%)
09/13  Indestructible #13    -  41,805  (  -4.3%)
10/13  Indestructible #14    -  40,963  (  -2.0%)
11/13  Indestructible #15    -  37,025  (  -9.6%)
11/13  Indestructible #16    -  35,871  (  -3.1%)
                                6 mnth  ( -26.6%)
                                1 year  ( -69.7%)
                                2 year  ( -55.2%)
                                3 year  (  +1.6%)
                                4 year  ( -11.8%)
                                5 year  ( -60.5%)
                               10 year  ( -32.8%)

Steady downward drift. The book starts an INHUMANITY tie-in arc in December.

51. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN ANNUAL
11/13  Annual #1 - 36,804

The X-books’ token INFINITY tie-in. Once again, this annual comes in quite close to the regular title. Marvel should be pleased with the annual sales this month.

52. CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN
11/03  Spider-Man #49    -  96,707
11/08  Spider-Man #128   -  52,187
11/09  Spider-Man v2 #4  -  49,106
11/10  Spider-Man #150   -  40,553
11/11  Spider-Man v3 #4  -  51,558
=====
11/12  Spider-Man v3 #17 -  38,481  ( +0.4%)
12/12  Spider-Man v3 #18 -  36,944  ( -4.0%)
01/13  Spider-Man v3 #19 -  36,017  ( -2.5%)
02/13  Spider-Man v3 #20 -  35,461  ( -1.5%)
03/13  Spider-Man v3 #21 -  35,284  ( -0.5%)
04/13  Spider-Man v3 #22 -  34,918  ( -1.0%)
05/13  Spider-Man v3 #23 -  35,581  ( +1.9%)
06/13  Spider-Man v3 #24 -  34,011  ( -4.4%)
07/13  Spider-Man v3 #25 -  33,271  ( -2.2%)
08/13  Spider-Man v3 #26 -  32,932  ( -1.0%)
09/13  Spider-Man v3 #27 -  32,200  ( -2.2%)
10/13  Spider-Man v3 #28 -  31,462  ( -2.3%)
11/13  Cataclysm #1 of 3 -  36,541  (+16.1%)
                            6 mnth  ( +2.7%)
                            1 year  ( -5.0%)
                            2 year  (-29.1%)
                            3 year  ( -9.9%)
                            4 year  (-25.6%)
                            5 year  (-30.0%)
                           10 year  (-62.2%)

The Cataclysm arc boosts sales, but only to the level of a year ago. No issue was solicited for March.

53. CAPTAIN AMERICA
11/03  Captain America v3 #20 -  41,143
11/08  Captain America v6 #44 -  75,493
11/09  Reborn #4              -  96,571
11/10  Captain America #612   -  47,343
11/11  Captain America v7 #4  -  54,157
=====
11/12  Captain America v8 #1  - 123,667  (+207.6%)
12/12  Captain America v8 #2  -  64,377  ( -47.9%)
01/13  Captain America v8 #3  -  59,836  (  -7.1%)
02/13  Captain America v8 #4  -  53,112  ( -11.2%)
03/13  Captain America v8 #5  -  49,186  (  -7.4%)
04/13  Captain America v8 #6  -  47,802  (  -2.8%)
05/13  Captain America v8 #7  -  44,024  (  -7.9%)
06/13  Captain America v8 #8  -  43,791  (  -0.5%)
07/13  Captain America v8 #9  -  40,796  (  -6.8%)
08/13  Captain America v8 #10 -  39,356  (  -3.5%)
09/13  Captain America v8 #11 -  38,521  (  -2.1%)
10/13  Captain America v8 #12 -  38,684  (  +0.4%)
11/13  Captain America v8 #13 -  36,147  (  -6.6%)
                                 6 mnth  ( -17.9%)
                                 1 year  ( -70.8%)
                                 2 year  ( -33.3%)
                                 3 year  ( -23.6%)
                                 4 year  ( -62.6%)
                                 5 year  ( -52.1%)
                                10 year  ( -12.1%)

There were two variant covers in October, so the general trend is smoother than it first seems.

54. IRON MAN
11/03  Iron Man v3 #74 -  32,016
11/08  Iron Man v5 #7  -  49,356
11/09  Iron Man v5 #20 -  55,160
11/10  Iron Man v5 #32 -  40,978
11/11  Iron Man #510   -  38,118
=====
11/12  Iron Man v6 #1  - 116,529  (+215.1%)
11/12  Iron Man v6 #2  -  72,902  ( -37.4%)
12/12  Iron Man v6 #3  -  59,041  ( -19.0%)
12/12  Iron Man v6 #4  -  56,708  (  -4.0%)
01/13  Iron Man v6 #5  -  50,899  ( -10.2%)
02/13  Iron Man v6 #6  -  46,206  (  -9.2%)
03/13  Iron Man v6 #7  -  44,040  (  -4.7%)
04/13  Iron Man v6 #8  -  43,974  (  -0.1%)
05/13  Iron Man v6 #9  -  78,006  ( +77.4%)
05/13  Iron Man v6 #10 -  45,424  ( -41.8%)
06/13  Iron Man v6 #11 -  44,409  (  -2.2%)
07/13  Iron Man v6 #12 -  40,405  (  -9.0%)
07/13  Iron Man v6 #13 -  39,534  (  -2.2%)
08/13  Iron Man v6 #14 -  38,137  (  -3.5%)
09/13  Iron Man v6 #15 -  36,346  (  -4.7%)
10/13  Iron Man v6 #16 -  35,924  (  -1.2%)
10/13  Iron Man v6 #17 -  39,047  (  +8.7%)
11/13  Iron Man v6 #18 -  36,135  (  -7.5%)
                          6 mnth  ( -20.4%)
                          1 year  ( -50.4%)
                          2 year  (  -5.2%)
                          3 year  ( -11.8%)
                          4 year  ( -34.5%)
                          5 year  ( -26.8%)
                         10 year  ( +12.9%)

There are two variant covers on this issue, as there were on issue #17. Overall, the book still seems to be floating in the mid-30Ks.

57. WOLVERINE
11/03  Wolverine v3 #7  -  78,734
11/08  Wolverine v3 #69 -  93,914
11/09  W: Weapon X #7   -  36,108
11/10  Wolverine v4 #3  -  51,600
11/11  Wolverine v4 #18 -  40,170
=====
11/12  Wolverine #316   -  32,208  ( -16.5%)
12/12  Wolverine #317   -  34,367  (  +6.7%)
01/13  ---
02/13  ---
03/13  Wolverine v5 #1  - 117,669  (+242.4%)
04/13  Wolverine v5 #2  -  57,165  ( -51.4%)
05/13  Wolverine v5 #3  -  49,629  ( -13.2%)
06/13  Wolverine v5 #4  -  46,784  (  -5.7%)
06/13  Wolverine v5 #5  -  43,694  (  -6.6%)
07/13  Wolverine v5 #6  -  40,593  (  -7.1%)
07/13  Wolverine v5 #7  -  38,605  (  -4.9%)
08/13  Wolverine v5 #8  -  39,830  (  -3.2%)
09/13  Wolverine v5 #9  -  35,920  (  -9.8%)
10/13  Wolverine v5 #10 -  34,651  (  -3.5%)
11/13  Wolverine v5 #11 -  35,394  (  +2.1%)
                           6 mnth  ( -28.7%)
                           1 year  (  -9.9%)
                           2 year  ( -11.9%)
                           3 year  ( -31.4%)
                           4 year  (  -2.0%)
                           5 year  ( -62.3%)
                          10 year  ( -55.0%)

Relaunching after issue #13, albeit with the same writer. There’s a variant cover on this issue.

62. DAREDEVIL
11/03  Daredevil v2 #54  - 57,557
11/08  Daredevil v2 #113 - 41,200
11/09  Daredevil #502    - 40,354
11/10  ---
11/11  Daredevil v3 #6   - 38,302
=====
11/12  Daredevil v3 #20  - 36,515  ( -1.9%)
12/12  Daredevil v3 #21  - 35,848  ( -1.8%)
01/13  Daredevil v3 #22  - 36,102  ( +0.7%)
02/13  Daredevil v3 #23  - 37,170  ( +3.0%)
03/13  Daredevil v3 #24  - 37,231  ( +0.2%)
04/13  Daredevil v3 #25  - 39,678  ( +6.6%)
05/13  Daredevil v3 #26  - 39,788  ( +0.3%)
06/13  Daredevil v3 #27  - 35,834  ( -9.9%)
07/13  Daredevil v3 #28  - 35,364  ( -1.3%)
07/13  Daredevil v3 #29  - 34,915  ( -1.3%)
08/13  Daredevil v3 #30  - 35,240  ( +0.9%)
09/13  Daredevil v3 #31  - 36,666  ( +4.0%)
10/13  Daredevil v3 #32  - 34,957  ( -4.7%)
11/13  Daredevil v3 #33 -  32,966  ( -5.7%)
                           6 mnth  (-17.1%)
                           1 year  ( -9.7%)
                           2 year  (-13.9%)
                           3 year  (  --- )
                           4 year  (-18.3%)
                           5 year  (-20.0%)
                          10 year  (-42.7%)

Relaunching after issue #36, with a new location.

64. NOVA
11/08  Nova v4 #19 - 28,306
11/09  Nova v4 #31 - 22,928
=====
02/13  Nova v5 #1  - 80,857
03/13  Nova v5 #2  - 46,725  (-42.2%)
04/13  Nova v5 #3  - 40,548  (-13.2%)
05/13  Nova v5 #4  - 38,151  ( -5.9%)
06/13  Nova v5 #5  - 36,545  ( -4.2%)
07/13  Nova v5 #6  - 34,234  ( -6.3%)
08/13  Nova v5 #7  - 31,937  ( -6.7%)
09/13  Nova v5 #8  - 37,767  (+18.3%)
10/13  Nova v5 #9  - 32,323  (-14.4%)
11/13  Nova v5 #10 - 32,716  ( +1.2%)
                     6 mnth  (-14.2%)
                     4 year  (+42.7%)
                     5 year  (+15.6%)

This issue was billed as a 100th issue anniversary, with multiple variant covers. Even allowing for the fact that the October issue was an INFINITY tie-in, I suspect Marvel were hoping for a bit more movement than this.

67. SUPERIOR CARNAGE
07/13  Superior Carnage #1 of 5 - 48,053
08/13  Superior Carnage #2 of 5 - 40,864  (-15.0%)
09/13  Superior Carnage #3 of 5 - 36,022  (-11.8%)
10/13  Superior Carnage #4 of 5 - 33,159  ( -7.9%)
11/13  Superior Carnage #5 of 5 - 31,100  ( -6.2%)

It’s shed readers over its run, but 31K is still a more than respectable level for a mini to wrap up at. The strategy of launching this book as part of a Spider-Man month seems to have worked.

70,73. SAVAGE WOLVERINE
01/13  Savage Wolverine #1  - 102,530
02/13  Savage Wolverine #2  -  58,254  (-43.2%)
03/13  Savage Wolverine #3  -  50,310  (-13.6%)
04/13  Savage Wolverine #4  -  45,933  ( -8.7%)
05/13  Savage Wolverine #5  -  42,328  ( -7.8%)
06/13  Savage Wolverine #6  -  59,410  (+40.4%)
07/13  Savage Wolverine #7  -  40,946  (-31.1%)
08/13  ---
09/13  Savage Wolverine #8  -  38,208  ( -6.7%)
10/13  Savage Wolverine #9  -  36,451  ( -4.6%)
10/13  Savage Wolverine #10 -  33,627  ( -7.7%)
11/13  Savage Wolverine #11 -  30,338  ( -9.8%)
11/13  Savage Wolverine #12 -  29,739  ( -2.0%)
                               6 mnth  (-29.8%)

Two issues this month – the final part of Jock’s story, and the first part of Phil Jimenez’s. There’s a variant cover on issue #12, which doesn’t seem to have done much to arrest the book’s arterial bleeding.

72. MARVEL KNIGHTS: X-MEN
11/13  X-Men #1 of 5 - 30,214

Not too bad; it’s better than ASTONISHING was managing.

And from here, we start to hit the books that are scheduled for relaunches…

76. UNCANNY X-FORCE
11/08  X-Force v3 #9  - 57,241
11/09  X-Force v3 #21 - 53,967
11/10  X-Force v4 #2  - 56,518
11/11  X-Force v4 #17 - 50,974
=====
11/12  X-Force v4 #33 - 43,589  ( -1.1%)
11/12  X-Force v4 #34 - 43,710  ( +0.3%)
12/12  X-Force v4 #35 - 47,736  ( +9.2%)
01/13  X-Force v5 #1  - 86,187  (+80.5%)
02/13  X-Force v5 #2  - 56,713  (-34.2%)
03/13  X-Force v5 #3  - 51,721  ( -8.8%)
04/13  ---
05/13  X-Force v5 #4  - 47,727  ( -7.7%)
05/13  X-Force v5 #5  - 45,674  ( -4.3%)
06/13  X-Force v5 #6  - 42,496  ( -7.0%)
06/13  X-Force v5 #7  - 40,380  ( -5.0%)
07/13  X-Force v5 #8  - 37,781  ( -6.4%)
07/13  X-Force v5 #9  - 36,978  ( -2.1%)
08/13  X-Force v5 #10 - 35,329  ( -4.5%)
09/13  X-Force v5 #11 - 36,186  ( +2.4%)
10/13  X-Force v5 #12 - 32,559  (-10.0%)
10/13  X-Force v5 #13 - 30,567  ( -6.1%)
11/13  X-Force v5 #14 - 28,885  ( -5.5%)
                        6 mnth  (-36.8%)
                        1 year  (-33.7%)
                        2 year  (-43.3%)
                        3 year  (-48.9%)
                        4 year  (-46.5%)
                        5 year  (-49.5%)

Relaunching after issue #17, when the two X-Force titles appear to be merging after a two month crossover. As matters stand, the two books are entirely unconnected – in fact, UNCANNY X-FORCE doesn’t even star a team of that name.

77. FANTASTIC FOUR
11/03  Fantastic Four #506   -  51,721
11/08  Fantastic Four #561   -  61,331
11/09  Fantastic Four #573   -  39,433
11/10  Fantastic Four #585   -  41,568
11/11  Fantastic Four #600   -  73,809
=====
11/12  Fantastic Four v5 #1  - 114,532  (+152.7%)
12/12  Fantastic Four v5 #2  -  58,421  ( -49.0%)
01/13  Fantastic Four v5 #3  -  50,555  ( -13.5%)
02/13  Fantastic Four v5 #4  -  44,999  ( -11.0%)
03/13  Fantastic Four v5 #5  -  42,590  (  -5.4%)
03/13  Fantastic Four #5AU   -  45,756  (  +7.4%)
04/13  Fantastic Four v5 #6  -  41,291  (  -4.8%)
04/13  Fantastic Four v5 #7  -  39,314  (  -4.8%)
05/13  Fantastic Four v5 #8  -  37,309  (  -5.1%)
06/13  Fantastic Four v5 #9  -  37,071  (  -0.6%)
07/13  Fantastic Four v5 #10 -  34,018  (  -8.2%)
08/13  Fantastic Four v5 #11 -  32,665  (  -4.0%)
09/13  Fantastic Four v5 #12 -  31,426  (  -3.8%)
10/13  Fantastic Four v5 #13 -  31,561  (  +0.4%)
11/13  Fantastic Four v5 #14 -  28,679  (  -9.1%)
                                6 mnth  ( -23.1%)
                                1 year  ( -75.0%)
                                2 year  ( -61.1%)
                                3 year  ( -31.0%)
                                4 year  ( -27.3%)
                                5 year  ( -53.2%)
                               10 year  ( -44.6%)

Relaunching with a new creative team after issue #16.

78. CABLE & X-FORCE
12/12  Cable & X-Force #1  - 90,334
12/12  Cable & X-Force #2  - 57,719  (-36.1%)
01/13  Cable & X-Force #3  - 51,761  (-10.3%)
02/13  Cable & X-Force #4  - 46,104  (-10.9%)
03/13  Cable & X-Force #5  - 44,680  ( -3.1%)
03/13  Cable & X-Force #6  - 42,896  ( -4.0%)
04/13  Cable & X-Force #7  - 41,500  ( -3.3%)
05/13  Cable & X-Force #8  - 39,041  ( -5.9%)
06/13  Cable & X-Force #9  - 38,414  ( -1.6%)
06/13  Cable & X-Force #10 - 36,104  ( -6.0%)
07/13  Cable & X-Force #11 - 34,240  ( -5.2%)
08/13  Cable & X-Force #12 - 33,127  ( -3.3%)
08/13  Cable & X-Force #13 - 32,104  ( -3.1%)
09/13  Cable & X-Force #14 - 31,053  ( -3.3%)
10/13  Cable & X-Force #15 - 30,658  ( -1.3%)
11/13  Cable & X-Force #16 - 28,564  ( -6.8%)
                             6 mnth  (-26.8%)

Cancelled with issue #19, when the two current X-Force titles are replaced by one new one.

79. CATACLYSM: ULTIMATES
11/08  ---
11/09  ---
11/10  ---
11/11  Ultimates v5 #4  -  39,342
=====
11/12  Ultimates v5 #18 -  29,072  ( -1.1%)
12/12  Ultimates v5 #.1 -  27,659  ( -4.9%)
12/12  Ultimates v5 #19 -  26,971  ( -2.5%)
01/13  Ultimates v5 #20 -  25,613  ( -5.0%)
02/13  Ultimates v5 #21 -  23,811  ( -7.0%)
03/13  Ultimates v5 #22 -  23,442  ( -1.5%)
04/13  Ultimates v5 #23 -  22,778  ( -2.8%)
05/13  Ultimates v5 #24 -  21,429  ( -5.9%)
06/13  Ultimates v5 #25 -  21,636  ( +1.0%)
06/13  Ultimates v5 #26 -  20,785  ( -3.9%)
07/13  Ultimates v5 #27 -  20,024  ( -3.7%)
07/13  Ultimates v5 #28 -  19,859  ( -0.8%)
08/13  Ultimates v5 #29 -  19,657  ( -1.0%)
09/13  Ultimates v5 #30 -  19,420  ( -1.2%)
10/13  ---
11/13  Cataclysm #1 of 3 - 28,422  (+46.4%)
                           6 mnth  (+32.6%)
                           1 year  ( -2.2%)
                           2 year  (-27.8%)
                           3 year  (  --- )
                           4 year  (  --- )
                           5 year  (  --- )

A significant increase for the CATACLYSM arc – but then the book was starting from a low level. Again, no issue was solicited for March.

81. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP
11/11  Avenging #1         - 112,153
=====
11/12  Avenging #14        -  30,102  (  -8.5%)
12/12  Avenging #15        -  28,240  (  -6.2%)
12/12  Avenging #.1        -  41,504  ( +47.0%)
01/13  Avenging #16        -  29,032  ( -30.1%)
02/13  Avenging #17        -  30,783  (  +6.0%)
03/13  Avenging #18        -  31,657  (  +2.8%)
04/13  Avenging #19        -  28,740  (  -9.2%)
05/13  Avenging #20        -  27,609  (  -3.9%)
05/13  Avenging #21        -  27,251  (  -1.3%)
06/13  Avenging #22        -  26,799  (  -1.7%)
07/13  Superior Team-Up #1 -  76,959  (+187.2%)
08/13  Superior Team-Up #2 -  41,155  ( -46.5%)
09/13  Superior Team-Up #3 -  37,363  (  -9.2%)
10/13  Superior Team-Up #4 -  36,296  (  -3.6%)
10/13  Superior Team-Up #5 -  30,424  ( -16.2%)
11/13  Superior Team-Up #6 -  27,189  ( -10.6%)
                              6 mnth  (  -0.2%)
                              1 year  (  -9.7%)
                              2 year  ( -75.8%)

We’re now more or less back to pre-relaunch levels, so it’s possible sales will now level off a bit.

84. MARVEL KNIGHTS: SPIDER-MAN
10/13  MK Spider-Man v2 #1 of 5 - 38,379
11/13  MK Spider-Man v2 #2 of 5 - 26,581  (-30.7%)

Fairly typical second issue drop.

85. THUNDERBOLTS
11/08  Thunderbolts #126   - 34,640
11/09  Thunderbolts #138   - 31,238
11/10  Thunderbolts #150   - 31,704
11/11  Thunderbolts #165   - 22,536
=====
01/13  Thunderbolts v2 #3  - 44,272  (-13.0%)
02/13  Thunderbolts v2 #4  - 43,287  ( -2.2%)
02/13  Thunderbolts v2 #5  - 41,663  ( -3.8%)
03/13  Thunderbolts v2 #6  - 39,293  ( -5.7%)
03/13  Thunderbolts v2 #7  - 38,553  ( -1.9%)
04/13  Thunderbolts v2 #8  - 36,979  ( -4.1%)
05/13  Thunderbolts v2 #9  - 32,855  (-11.2%)
06/13  Thunderbolts v2 #10 - 32,682  ( -0.5%)
06/13  Thunderbolts v2 #11 - 30,618  ( -6.3%)
07/13  Thunderbolts v2 #12 - 29,081  ( -5.0%)
07/13  Thunderbolts v2 #13 - 28,528  ( -1.9%)
08/13  Thunderbolts v2 #14 - 30,620  ( +7.3%)
09/13  Thunderbolts v2 #15 - 29,703  ( -3.0%)
10/13  Thunderbolts v2 #16 - 29,334  ( -1.2%)
10/13  Thunderbolts v2 #17 - 28,324  ( -3.4%)
11/13  Thunderbolts v2 #18 - 26,502  ( -6.4%)
                             6 mnth  (-19.3%)
                             1 year  (  --- )
                             2 year  (+17.6%)
                             3 year  (-16.4%)
                             4 year  (-15.2%)
                             5 year  (-23.5%)

This is the final part of a five issue INFINITY tie-in. Sales aren’t looking too healthy here, but there’s a Marvel NOW promotion on issue #20.

86. CATACLYSM: ULTIMATE X-MEN
11/03  X-Men #39         - 105,737
11/08  X-Men #98         -  46,446
11/09  ---
11/10  ---
11/11  X-Men v2 #3       -  39,657
=====
11/12  X-Men v2 #.1      -  25,425  ( -3.4%)
11/12  X-Men v2 #19      -  25,419  ( -0.0%)
12/12  X-Men v2 #20      -  24,789  ( -2.5%)
01/13  X-Men v2 #21      -  23,479  ( -5.3%)
02/13  X-Men v2 #22      -  22,456  ( -4.4%)
02/13  X-Men v2 #23      -  22,197  ( -1.2%)
03/13  X-Men v2 #24      -  21,862  ( -1.5%)
04/13  X-Men v2 #25      -  21,139  ( -3.3%)
05/13  X-Men v2 #26      -  20,330  ( -3.8%)
06/13  X-Men v2 #27      -  19,298  ( -5.1%)
06/13  X-Men v2 #28      -  19,421  ( +0.6%)
07/13  X-Men v2 #29      -  19,381  ( -0.2%)
08/13  X-Men v2 #30      -  18,634  ( -3.9%)
09/13  X-Men v2 #31      -  18,220  ( -2.2%)
10/13  X-Men v2 #32      -  17,921  ( -1.6%)
10/13  X-Men v2 #33      -  17,719  ( -1.1%)
11/13  Cataclysm #1 of 3 -  26,328  (+48.6%)
                            6 mnth  (+29.5%)
                            1 year  ( +3.6%)
                            2 year  (-33.6%)
                            3 year  (  --- )
                            4 year  (  --- )
                            5 year  (-43.3%)
                           10 year  (-75.1%)

CATACLYSM brings another big increase from an admittedly low starting point. Once again, no issue has been solicited for March.

89. SECRET AVENGERS
11/10  Secret Avengers #7     - 59,999
11/11  Secret Avengers #19    - 41,191
=====
11/12  Secret Avengers #34    - 32,146  (  -6.2%)
12/12  Secret Avengers #35    - 30,755  (  -4.3%)
01/13  Secret Avengers #36    - 29,330  (  -4.6%)
01/13  Secret Avengers #37    - 32,139  (  +9.6%)
02/13  Secret Avengers v2 #1  - 85,267  (+196.4%)
03/13  Secret Avengers v2 #2  - 46,419  ( -45.6%)
04/13  Secret Avengers v2 #3  - 38,676  ( -16.7%)
05/13  Secret Avengers v2 #4  - 33,428  ( -13.6%)
06/13  Secret Avengers v2 #5  - 31,437  (  -6.0%)
07/13  Secret Avengers v2 #6  - 28,908  (  -8.0%)
08/13  Secret Avengers v2 #7  - 27,222  (  -5.8%)
08/13  Secret Avengers v2 #8  - 26,150  (  -3.9%)
09/13  Secret Avengers v2 #9  - 24,870  (  -4.9%)
10/13  Secret Avengers v2 #10 - 29,134  ( +17.1%)
11/13  Secret Avengers v2 #11 - 25,326  ( -13.1%)
                                6 mnth  ( -24.2%)
                                1 year  ( -21.2%)
                                2 year  ( -38.5%)
                                3 year  ( -57.8%)

This is the second part of an INFINITY tie-in, though the boost seems to have largely worn off. The series relaunches after issue #16.

91. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
11/12  Avengers Assemble #9  -  42,088  (+15.5%)
12/12  Avengers Assemble #10 -  34,035  (-19.1%)
01/13  Avengers Assemble #11 -  31,027  ( -8.8%)
02/13  Avengers Assemble #12 -  29,475  ( -5.0%)
03/13  Avengers Assemble #13 -  28,432  ( -3.6%)
04/13  Av. Assemble #14AU    -  35,985  (+26.6%)
05/13  Av. Assemble #15AU    -  33,183  ( -7.8%)
06/13  Avengers Assemble #16 -  27,497  (-17.1%)
07/13  Avengers Assemble #17 -  26,640  ( -3.1%)
08/13  Avengers Assemble #18 -  30,597  (+14.9%)
09/13  Avengers Assemble #19 -  29,564  ( -3.4%)
10/13  Avengers Assemble #20 -  28,886  ( -2.3%)
11/13  Avengers Assemble #21 -  24,831  (-14.0%)
                                6 mnth  (-25.2%)
                                1 year  (-41.0%)

A rare non-crossover issue. Normal service will be resumed with an INHUMANITY tie-in in December.

92. YOUNG AVENGERS
01/13  Young Avengers v2 #1  - 76,144
02/13  Young Avengers v2 #2  - 43,559  (-42.8%)
03/13  Young Avengers v2 #3  - 38,469  (-11.7%)
04/13  Young Avengers v2 #4  - 34,378  (-10.6%)
05/13  Young Avengers v2 #5  - 32,159  ( -6.5%)
06/13  Young Avengers v2 #6  - 30,822  ( -4.2%)
07/13  Young Avengers v2 #7  - 28,596  ( -7.2%)
07/13  Young Avengers v2 #8  - 27,844  ( -2.6%)
08/13  Young Avengers v2 #9  - 26,720  ( -4.0%)
09/13  Young Avengers v2 #10 - 25,874  ( -3.2%)
10/13  Young Avengers v2 #11 - 25,754  ( -0.5%)
11/13  Young Avengers v2 #12 - 23,790  ( -7.6%)
                               6 mnth  (-26.0%)

Ends with issue #15, though I certainly wouldn’t rule out a relaunch.

93. SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN
07/13  Superior Foes #1 - 61,413
08/13  Superior Foes #2 - 34,300  (-44.1%)
09/13  Superior Foes #3 - 30,081  (-12.3%)
10/13  Superior Foes #4 - 26,884  (-10.6%)
11/13  Superior Foes #5 - 23,694  (-11.9%)

Plummetting, which is a shame. It’s a really good book.

95. CAPTAIN AMERICA: LIVING LEGEND
10/13  Living Legend #1 of 4 - 32,495
10/13  Living Legend #2 of 4 - 25,546  (-21.4%)
11/13  Living Legend #3 of 4 - 23,537  ( -7.9%)

Kind of disappearing off the radar, but then this is a book that was commissioned quite some time ago and has been stuck in the pipeline for ages.

97. FF
11/11  FF #12    - 49,449
=====
11/12  FF v2 #1  - 80,701  (+161.6%)
12/12  FF v2 #2  - 46,096  ( -42.9%)
01/13  FF v2 #3  - 41,108  ( -10.8%)
02/13  FF v2 #4  - 35,815  ( -12.9%)
03/13  FF v2 #5  - 34,601  (  -3.4%)
04/13  FF v2 #6  - 32,937  (  -4.8%)
05/13  FF v2 #7  - 30,960  (  -6.0%)
05/13  FF v2 #8  - 30,061  (  -2.9%)
06/13  ---
07/13  FF v2 #9  - 29,180  (  -2.9%)
07/13  FF v2 #10 - 27,304  (  -6.4%)
08/13  FF v2 #11 - 26,243  (  -3.9%)
09/13  FF v2 #12 - 25,443  (  -3.0%)
10/13  FF v2 #13 - 23,997  (  -5.7%)
11/13  FF v2 #14 - 22,726  (  -5.3%)
                   6 mnth  ( -24.4%)
                   1 year  ( -71.8%)
                   2 year  ( -54.0%)

Cancelled with issue #16.

100,134. LONGSHOT SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
11/13  Longshot #1 of 4 - 21,851
11/13  Longshot #2 of 4 - 16,113  (-26.3%)

Not exactly setting the world on fire, but I doubt that anyone had particularly high sales expectations for a random Longshot mini.

102. SCARLET SPIDER
11/12  Scarlet Spider #11 - 32,287  ( +1.6%)
12/12  Scarlet Spider #12 - 26,652  (-17.5%)
12/12  Scarlet Spider #.1 - 25,771  ( -3.3%)
01/13  Scarlet Spider #13 - 25,919  ( +0.6%)
02/13  Scarlet Spider #14 - 24,388  ( -5.9%)
03/13  Scarlet Spider #15 - 23,682  ( -2.9%)
04/13  Scarlet Spider #16 - 24,207  ( +2.2%)
05/13  Scarlet Spider #17 - 24,288  ( +0.3%)
06/13  Scarlet Spider #18 - 22,766  ( -6.3%)
07/13  Scarlet Spider #19 - 22,499  ( -1.2%)
08/13  Scarlet Spider #20 - 25,133  (+11.7%)
08/13  Scarlet Spider #21 - 23,830  ( -5.2%)
09/13  Scarlet Spider #22 - 22,631  ( -5.0%)
10/13  Scarlet Spider #23 - 22,246  ( -1.7%)
11/13  Scarlet Spider #24 - 21,562  ( -3.1%)
                            6 mnth  (-11.2%)
                            1 year  (-33.2%)

Cancelled with issue #25.

108,110. AVENGERS ARENA
12/12  Avengers Arena #1  - 64,626
12/12  Avengers Arena #2  - 43,014  (-33.4%)
01/13  Avengers Arena #3  - 38,461  (-10.6%)
02/13  Avengers Arena #4  - 33,611  (-12.6%)
02/13  Avengers Arena #5  - 32,548  ( -3.2%)
03/13  Avengers Arena #6  - 31,617  ( -2.9%)
04/13  Avengers Arena #7  - 29,784  ( -5.8%)
04/13  Avengers Arena #8  - 27,900  ( -6.3%)
05/13  Avengers Arena #9  - 26,873  ( -3.7%)
06/13  Avengers Arena #10 - 25,277  ( -5.9%)
06/13  Avengers Arena #11 - 24,487  ( -3.1%)
07/13  Avengers Arena #12 - 23,969  ( -2.1%)
08/13  Avengers Arean #13 - 22,955  ( -4.2%)
08/13  Avengers Arena #14 - 23,204  ( +1.1%)
09/13  Avengers Arena #15 - 22,180  ( -4.4%)
10/13  Avengers Arena #16 - 22,179  ( -0.0%)
11/13  Avengers Arena #17 - 20,744  ( -6.5%)
11/13  Avengers Arena #18 - 20,712  ( -0.2%)
                            6 mnth  (-22.9%)

Final issue. A sequel, AVENGERS UNDERCOVER, launches in March.

112. AVENGERS A.I.
07/13  Avengers A.I. #1 - 68,130
08/13  Avengers A.I. #2 - 37,079  (-45.6%)
09/13  Avengers A.I. #3 - 29,776  (-19.7%)
10/13  Avengers A.I. #4 - 25,770  (-13.5%)
10/13  Avengers A.I. #5 - 23,146  (-10.2%)
11/13  Avengers A.I. #6 - 20,037  (-13.4%)

This is in freefall. It’s still being solicited, but I’ll be astonished if it gets past issue #12 at this rate.

114. INFINITY HEIST
09/13  Heist #1 of 4 - 32,453  
10/13  Heist #2 of 4 - 23,248  (-28.4%)
10/13  Heist #3 of 4 - 19,580  (-15.8%)

Not much sign of interest in the minor INFINITY tie-ins.

115. A+X
11/12  A+X #2         -  64,606  (-38.7%)
12/12  A+X #3         -  56,700  (-12.2%)
01/13  A+X #4         -  48,091  (-15.2%)
02/13  ---
03/13  A+X #5         -  37,250  (-22.5%)
03/13  A+X #6         -  34,434  ( -7.6%)
04/13  A+X #7         -  31,183  ( -9.4%)
05/13  A+X #8         -  26,967  (-13.5%)
06/13  A+X #9         -  25,803  ( -4.3%)
07/13  A+X #10        -  24,371  ( -5.5%)
08/13  A+X #11        -  23,222  ( -4.7%)
09/13  A+X #12        -  21,282  ( -8.4%)
10/13  A+X #13        -  20,908  ( -1.8%)
11/13  A+X #14        -  19,318  ( -7.6%)
                         6 mnth  (-28.4%)
                         1 year  (-70.1%)

Cancelled with issue #18.


117,119. X-MEN LEGACY
11/03  New X-Men #149     - 102,591
11/08  X-Men Legacy #218  -  63,512
11/09  X-Men Legacy #229  -  50,789
11/10  X-Men Legacy #242  -  43,750
11/11  X-Men Legacy #258  -  38,334
=====
11/12  X-Men Legacy v2 #1 -  87,081  (+124.9%)
11/12  X-Men Legacy v2 #2 -  58,037  ( -33.4%)
12/12  X-Men Legacy v2 #3 -  45,407  ( -21.8%)
01/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #4 -  37,673  ( -17.0%)
01/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #5 -  34,823  (  -7.6%)
02/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #6 -  31,074  ( -10.8%)
03/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #7 -  29,231  (  -5.9%)
03/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #8 -  28,174  (  -3.6%)
04/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #9 -  28,405  (  +0.8%)
05/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #10 - 25,911  (  -8.8%)
05/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #11 - 25,048  (  -3.3%)
06/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #12 - 23,996  (  -4.2%)
07/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #13 - 23,146  (  -3.5%)
07/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #14 - 22,119  (  -4.4%)
08/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #15 - 21,599  (  -2.4%)
09/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #16 - 20,995  (  -2.8%)
09/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #17 - 20,382  (  -2.9%)
10/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #18 - 19,767  (  -3.0%)
11/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #19 - 19,149  (  -3.1%)
11/13  X-Men Legacy v2 #20 - 18,754  (  -2.1%)
                             6 mnth  ( -25.1%)
                             1 year  ( -67.7%)
                             2 year  ( -51.1%)
                             3 year  ( -57.1%)
                             4 year  ( -63.1%)
                             5 year  ( -70.5%)
                            10 year  ( -81.7%)

Seems to be ending with issue #24, to be followed by an "issue #300" one-shot.

118. INFINITY: THE HUNT
09/13  Hunt #1 of 4 - 35,562
10/13  Hunt #2 of 4 - 28,694  (-19.3%)
10/13  Hunt #3 of 4 - 23,248  (-19.0%)
11/13  Hunt #4 of 4 - 19,146  (-17.6%)

Same deal as for HEIST, really.

120. CAPTAIN MARVEL
11/08  Ms Marvel v2 #33      - 23,980
11/09  Ms Marvel v2 #47      - 22,937
=====
11/12  Captain Marvel v6 #7  - 21,744  ( -5.9%)
12/12  Captain Marvel v6 #8  - 19,970  ( -8.2%)
01/13  Captain Marvel v6 #9  - 19,151  ( -4.1%)
02/13  Captain Marvel v6 #10 - 18,359  ( -4.1%)
03/13  Captain Marvel v6 #11 - 17,743  ( -3.4%)
04/13  Captain Marvel v6 #12 - 18,344  ( +3.4%)
05/13  Enemy Within          - 34,205  (+86.5%)
06/13  Captain Marvel v6 #13 - 19,673  (-42.5%)
07/13  Captain Marvel v6 #14 - 19,320  ( -1.8%)
08/13  Captain Marvel v6 #15 - 23,511  (+21.7%)
09/13  Captain Marvel v6 #16 - 22,845  ( -2.8%)
10/13  ---
11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
                               6 mnth  (-46.9%)
                               1 year  (-16.4%)
                               4 year  (-20.8%)
                               5 year  (-24.2%)

Final issue of this run. The book relaunches in March.

125. DAREDEVIL: DARK NIGHTS
06/13  Dark Nights #1 of 8
07/13  Dark Nights #2 of 8 - 22,322  (-13.3%)
08/13  Dark Nights #3 of 8 - 20,659  ( -7.5%)
09/13  Dark Nights #4 of 8 - 19,364  ( -6.3%)
10/13  Dark Nights #5 of 8 - 18,163  ( -6.2%)
11/13  Dark Nights #6 of 8 - 17,032  ( -6.2%)

Losing readers at a steady pace. To be fair, this is still a lot better than many random Marvel Universe minis used to achieve, back when Marvel deluged the market with them.

136. FEARLESS DEFENDERS
11/12  Defenders v4 #12 - 18,588  (  -4.0%)
12/12  ---
01/13  ---
02/13  Defenders v5 #1  - 53,688  (+188.8%)
03/13  Defenders v5 #2  - 28,244  ( -47.4%)
04/13  Defenders v5 #3  - 23,514  ( -16.7%)
05/13  Defenders v5 #4  - 20,657  ( -12.2%)
05/13  Defenders #4AU   - 24,984  ( +20.9%)
06/13  Defenders v5 #5  - 20,168  ( -19.3%)
07/13  Defenders v5 #6  - 17,752  ( -12.0%)
07/13  Defenders v5 #7  - 17,411  (  -1.9%)
08/13  Defenders v5 #8  - 16,653  (  -4.4%)
09/13  Defenders v5 #9  - 15,841  (  -4.9%)
10/13  Defenders v5 #10 - 18,543  ( +17.1%)
11/13  Defenders v5 #11 - 16,030  ( -13.6%)
                          6 mnth  ( -22.4%)
                          1 year  ( -13.8%)

Cancelled with issue #12.

150. WOLVERINE MAX
11/12  Wolverine: Max #2  - 27,217  (-27.4%)
12/12  ---
01/13  Wolverine: Max #3  - 24,058  (-11.6%)
02/13  Wolverine: Max #4  - 22,072  ( -8.3%)
03/13  Wolverine: Max #5  - 20,479  ( -7.2%)
04/13  Wolverine: Max #6  - 19,316  ( -5.7%)
05/13  Wolverine: Max #7  - 18,239  ( -5.6%)
06/13  Wolverine: Max #8  - 17,247  ( -5.4%)
07/13  Wolverine: Max #9  - 16,931  ( -1.8%)
08/13  Wolverine: Max #10 - 16,057  ( -5.2%)
09/13  Wolverine: Max #11 - 15,707  ( -2.2%)
10/13  Wolverine: Max #12 - 15,106  ( -3.8%)
11/13  Wolverine: Max #13 - 14,341  ( -5.1%)
                            6 mnth  (-21.4%)
                            1 year  (-47.3%)

Cancelled with issue #15.

151. FANTOMEX MAX
10/13  Fantomex Max #1 of 4 - 19,259
11/13  Fantomex Max #2 of 4 - 14,171  (-26.4%)

Passable, given that it's the Max imprint, and sales expectations are lower.

155. DEXTER
07/13  Dexter #1 of 5 - 20,540
08/13  Dexter #2 of 5 - 17,304  (-15.8%)
09/13  Dexter #3 of 5 - 17,586  ( +1.6%)
10/13  Dexter #4 of 5 - 14,920  (-15.2%)
11/13  Dexter #5 of 5 - 13,439  (-10.0%)

A follow-up mini, DOWN UNDER, is scheduled for February. Books like this aren't aimed principally at the direct market, but for what it's worth, DEXTER has done quite well for a licensed book.

197. POWERS: THE BUREAU  [Icon]
11/03  Powers #35   - 26,141
11/08  ---
11/09  Powers v2 #1 - 20,146
11/10  ---
11/11  ---
=====
02/13  Bureau #1    - 14,698  (+23.1%)
03/13  Bureau #2    - 12,966  (-11.8%)
03/13  Bureau #3    - 11,705  ( -9.7%)
04/13  ---
05/13  Bureau #4    - 11,441  ( -2.3%)
06/13  Bureau #5    - 11,092  ( -3.1%)
07/13  Bureau #6    - 10,883  ( -1.9%)
08/13  ---
09/13  Bureau #7    - 10,306  ( -5.3%)
10/13  ---
11/13  Bureau #8    -  9,693  ( -5.9%)
                      6 mnth  (-15.3%)
                      1 year  (  --- )
                      2 year  (  --- )
                      3 year  (  --- )
                      4 year  (-51.9%)
                      5 year  (  --- )
                     10 year  (-62.9%)

In sales terms, POWERS seems to have petered out as an ongoing title.

210. PAINKILLER JANE  [Icon]
11/13  Painkiller Jane #1 of 4 - 8,967

The latest arrival at the Icon imprint makes little impact in sales terms, but it's not Marvel's problem.

The previous series, published by Dynamite, wrapped up in March 2008 with estimated orders of 6,692.

239. EMERALD CITY OF OZ
11/09  #1 of 8 - 25,338
11/10  #1 of 8 - 13,222
11/11  #3 of 8 -  8,381
=====
11/12  #3 of 6 -  7,619  ( -3.9%)
12/12  ---
01/13  #4 of 6 -  7,314  ( -4.0%)
02/13  #5 of 6 -  6,944  ( -5.1%)
03/13  #6 of 6 -  7,006  ( +0.9%)
04/13  ---
05/13  ---
06/13  ---
07/13  #1 of 5 - 13,701  (+95.6%)
08/13  #2 of 5 -  8,487  (-38.1%)
09/13  #3 of 5 -  7,847  ( -7.5%)
10/13  ---
11/13  #4 of 5 -  7,387  ( -5.9%)
                 6 mnth  (  --- )
                 1 year  ( -3.0%)
                 2 year  (-11.9%)
                 3 year  (-44.1%)
                 4 year  (-70.8%)

The OZ adaptations end in December with the conclusion of the current mini.

250. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ADAPTATION
11/13  Adaptation #1 of 2 - 6,740

Self-explanatory. Movie adaptations aren't really aimed at the direct market.

And the all ages books...

257. MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
11/12  MU Avengers #8  -  5,389  ( -4.3%)
12/12  MU Avengers #9  -  5,207  ( -3.4%)
01/13  MU Avengers #10 -  4,951  ( -4.9%)
02/13  MU Avengers #11 -  4,940  ( -0.2%)
03/13  MU Avengers #12 -  4,960  ( +0.4%)
04/13  MU Avengers #13 -  4,911  ( -1.0%)
05/13  MU Avengers #14 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
06/13  MU Avengers #15 -  4,744  (  ??? )
07/13  MU Avengers #16 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
08/13  MU Avengers #17 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
09/13  MU Avengers #18 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
10/13  MUA Assemble #1 - 14,713  (  ??? )
11/13  MUA Assemble #2 -  6,530  (-55.6%)
                         6 mnth  (  ??? )
                         1 year  (+21.1%)

295. MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
11/12  MUU Spider-Man #8  -  5,588  ( -3.1%)
12/12  MUU Spider-Man #9  -  5,235  ( -6.3%)
01/13  MUU Spider-Man #10 -  5,077  ( -3.0%)
02/13  MUU Spider-Man #11 -  5,086  ( +0.1%)
03/13  MUU Spider-Man #12 -  4,978  ( -2.1%)
04/13  MUU Spider-Man #13 -  5,004  ( +0.5%)
05/13  MUU Spider-Man #14 -  5,127  ( +2.5%)
06/13  MUU Spider-Man #15 -  5,054  ( -1.4%)
07/13  MUU Spider-Man #16 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
08/13  MUU Spider-Man #17 -  4,999  (  ??? )
09/13  MUU Spider-Man #18 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
10/13  MUU Spider-Man #19 -  ?,???  (  ??? )
11/13  MUU Spider-Man #20 -  5,163  (  ??? )
                            6 mnth  ( +0.7%)
                            1 year  ( -7.6%)

298. HULK: AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H.
10/13  Hulk #1 of 4 - 8,834
11/13  Hulk #2 of 4 - 5,053  (-42.8%)


6 month comparisons
===================

+365.7% - Amazing/Astonishing X-Men
+ 32.6% - Ultimates
+ 29.5% - Ultimate X-Men
+ 21.1% - MU Avengers Assemble
+  2.7% - Ultimate Spider-Man
+  0.7% - MUU Spider-Man
-  0.9% - New Avengers
-  2.3% - Wolverine and the X-Men
-  4.8% - Superior Spider-Man
-  5.3% - Hawkeye
-  5.9% - Avengers
- 10.8% - Uncanny X-Men
- 11.2% - Scarlet Spider
- 11.8% - All-New X-Men
- 12.4% - Deadpool
- 14.2% - Nova
- 15.1% - Thor
- 15.3% - Powers
- 17.1% - Daredevil
- 17.9% - Captain America
- 19.3% - Thunderbolts
- 19.7% - Uncanny Avengers
- 20.4% - Iron Man
- 21.4% - Wolverine Max
- 22.4% - Defenders
- 22.9% - Avengers Arena
- 23.1% - Fantastic Four
- 24.2% - Secret Avengers
- 24.4% - FF
- 25.1% - X-Men Legacy
- 25.2% - Avengers Assemble
- 26.0% - Young Avengers
- 26.6% - Hulk
- 26.8% - Cable & X-Force
- 28.4% - A+X
- 28.7% - Wolverine
- 29.8% - Savage Wolverine
- 36.8% - X-Force
- 46.9% - Captain Marvel
- 68.9% - X-Men


1 year comparisons
==================

+307.3% - Amazing/Astonishing X-Men
+ 88.1% - X-Men
+ 35.7% - Superior/Amazing X-Men
+ 24.7% - Avengers
+ 16.5% - Hawkeye
+ 11.4% - New Avengers
+  3.6% - Ultimate X-Men
-  0.2% - Spider-Man Team-Up
-  2.2% - Ultimates
-  3.0% - Oz
-  5.0% - Ultimate Spider-Man
-  7.6% - MUU Spider-Man
-  9.7% - Daredevil
-  9.9% - Wolverine
- 13.8% - Defenders
- 16.4% - Captain Marvel
- 19.3% - Wolverine and the X-Men
- 21.2% - Secret Avengers
- 29.6% - All-New X-Men
- 33.2% - Scarlet Spider
- 33.7% - X-Force
- 37.0% - Thor
- 41.0% - Avengers Assemble
- 42.2% - Deadpool
- 46.8% - Uncanny Avengers
- 47.3% - Wolverine Max
- 50.4% - Iron Man
- 67.7% - X-Men Legacy
- 69.7% - Hulk
- 70.1% - A+X
- 70.8% - Captain America
- 71.8% - FF
- 75.0% - Fantastic Four


2 year comparisons
==================

+243.2% - Amazing/Astonishing X-Men
+ 68.3% - Deadpool
+ 42.1% - Superior/Amazing Spider-Man
+ 30.9% - X-Men
+ 17.5% - Avengers
+ 17.6% - Thunerbolts
+  8.0% - New Avengers
+  1.4% - Thor
-  5.2% - Iron Man
-  9.4% - Uncanny X-Men
-  9.7% - Spider-Man Team-Up
- 11.9% - Wolverine
- 11.9% - Oz
- 13.9% - Daredevil
- 27.8% - Ultimates
- 29.1% - Ultimate Spider-Man
- 33.3% - Captain America
- 33.6% - Ultimate X-Men
- 38.5% - Secret Avengers
- 43.3% - X-Force
- 51.1% - X-Men Legacy
- 53.1% - Wolverine and the X-Men
- 54.0% - FF
- 55.2% - Hulk
- 61.1% - Fantastic Four


3 year comparisons
==================

+ 54.5% - Superior/Amazing Spider-Man
+ 40.9% - Deadpool
+ 13.2% - Uncanny X-Men
+  1.6% - Hulk
+  0.6% - X-Men
-  9.9% - Ultimate Spider-Man
- 11.8% - Iron Man
- 11.9% - New Avengers
- 16.1% - Thor
- 16.4% - Thunderbolts
- 23.6% - Captain America
- 26.0% - Avengers
- 31.0% - Fantastic Four
- 31.4% - Wolverine
- 44.1% - Oz
- 48.9% - X-Force
- 57.1% - X-Men Legacy
- 57.8% - Secret Avengers
- 75.8% - Spider-Man Team-Up


4 year comparisons
==================

+ 80.7% - Amazing/Astonishing X-Men
+ 42.7% - Nova
+ 32.8% - Superior/Amazing Spider-Man
-  2.0% - Wolverine
-  5.5% - Deadpool
-  5.6% - Uncanny X-Men
- 11.8% - Hulk
- 15.2% - Thunderbolts
- 18.3% - Daredevil
- 20.8% - Captain Marvel
- 20.9% - New Avengers
- 23.0% - Thor
- 25.6% - Ultimate Spider-Man
- 27.3% - Fantastic Four
- 34.5% - Iron Man
- 46.5% - X-Force
- 51.9% - Powers
- 62.6% - Captain America
- 63.1% - X-Men Legacy
- 70.8% - Oz


5 year comparisons
==================

+ 22.1% - Superior/Amazing Spider-Man
+ 15.6% - Nova
- 10.9% - Deadpool
- 15.6% - Uncanny X-Men
- 20.0% - Daredevil
- 23.5% - Thunderbolts
- 24.2% - Captain Marvel
- 26.8% - Iron Man
- 30.0% - Ultimate Spider-Man
- 43.3% - Ultimate X-Men
- 49.5% - X-Force
- 52.1% - Captain America
- 53.2% - Fantastic Four
- 60.5% - Hulk
- 62.3% - Wolverine
- 70.5% - X-Men Legacy


10 year comparisons
===================

+ 30.1% - Thor
+ 14.3% - Avengers
+ 12.9% - Iron Man
- 12.1% - Captain America
- 14.1% - Superior/Amazing Spider-Man
- 27.7% - Uncanny X-Men
- 32.8% - Hulk
- 42.7% - Daredevil
- 44.6% - Fantastic Four
- 55.0% - Wolverine
- 62.2% - Ultimate Spider-Man
- 62.9% - Powers
- 75.1% - Ultimate X-Men
- 81.7% - X-Men Legacy/New X-Men

Comments

  1. Michael P says:

    I still can’t figure out why Marvel was publishing two different X-Force titles.

  2. @ Paul or Heidi or whoever can edit this article – Amazing isn’t replacing Astonishing. It’s clearly replacing the soon to be defunct Wolverine & The X-Men. Same writer, same setting, mostly the same cast and picks up threads that Wolverine and the X-Men has been seeding.

  3. Michael P says:

    Wolverine & the X-Men is relaunching.

  4. Paul Houston says:

    Those Powers numbers are pure sadness. I’m one of the many who’s stopped reading the series ongoing, but once upon a time it was one of the best books going.

  5. Snikt Snakt says:

    “Those Powers numbers are pure sadness. I’m one of the many who’s stopped reading the series ongoing, but once upon a time it was one of the best books going.”

    How can you read something that never comes out on a timely basis?

    I continue to buy Powers in tpb, and they’ve been averaging a new one (collecting 5-6 issues) every 15+ months for the past few years. I always have to go back and read the one before, to remember what happened, its been so long between books.

    Its obvious that Bendis doesn’t have the time or desire to do it anymore, in favor of his other work. I wish he would just write one final storyline to end it and be done w/it…

  6. Dan Ahn says:

    “Amazing isn’t replacing Astonishing. It’s clearly replacing the soon to be defunct Wolverine & The X-Men. Same writer, same setting, mostly the same cast and picks up threads that Wolverine and the X-Men has been seeding.”

    ^You think that’s bad, but on the frontpage of CBR there’s a blurb saying that X-Men Legacy #24 will be “the series’ final issue before it relaunches as ‘Nightcrawler’ in April!”

    Hie-yie-yie…

  7. Forget Powers, the numbers on Captain America, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, and FF are pretty horrible. A little over a year after their NOW relaunches, and they’re below the pre-relaunch levels? That’s not good at all.

  8. Andrew Brown says:

    damn shame about superior foes numbers, that is one great book (and it’s only 2.99$). for those people out there that miss secret six, grab the trade

  9. johnrobiethecat says:

    >> damn shame about superior foes numbers, that is one great book (and it’s only 2.99$). for those people out there that miss secret six, grab the trade>>

    I was trying to find that book when I went in to pick up MiracleMan . I heard good things about this series and love the idea. Also liked what I saw in the digital peeks., For my money, Spider-man has the best rogues gallery of villlains . (Batman’s are great too but no goofy 2nd stringers and colorful ones like Spiderman has . Especially since DC has now grinded their personalities essential the same Joker, mad plotter character)

    But to figure out where find it in the store was like playing a game of Where’s Waldo . Marvel just peppers the Spiderman rack with all these books called Superior with similar web-graffiti graphics. You can’t tell them apart, much like that X-Book & Avengers situation.

  10. simon head says:

    damn shame about superior foes numbers, that is one great book (and it’s only 2.99$).

    If it’s not a mistake soon to be $4 according to solicits which I guess will be the final nail in the coffin for my favorite title.

  11. rob e says:

    If it’s not a mistake soon to be $4 according to solicits which I guess will be the final nail in the coffin for my favorite title.
    —————————————————————————————————
    They did the same to Fearless Defenders. Look how well that turned out.

  12. rhood says:

    My guess is eventually everything will be numbered like magazines, and nothing will have more than 12 issues. It’ll just start over with No.1-12; Vol 16, No.1-12; Vol.17, etc. It’ll all be 6 or 12 issue story arcs, with short crossovers mixed into the arcs.
    The Marvel Universe today is basically Avengers, Spider-man ,and of course Wolverine.

  13. rob e says:

    Why numbers at all? Just do like most magazines do, and put the date on the cover instead? Replace the “#1″ with “January 2014″. The only people who’d be upset with this are speculators who gobble anything up as long as it has a “#1″ splashed on the cover.

  14. Joe S. Walker says:

    The trouble is that they’d revert to the earlier numbering for “anniversary” issues of even the most spurious kind.

  15. I wouldn’t say Bendis doesn’t care about Powers over his other Marvel work, but I would say he and Oeming certainly give the impression that until FX either gets a show on the air, or flat out says “It’s not happening” he doesn’t have as much a desire to keep the book going since he has no reason to promote the book anymore.

  16. Shawn Kane says:

    It’s sad to see a lot of these numbers for books that used to sell a lot more. Maybe Kirkman was right and Marvel is poorly run at the top. I think if they concentrated less on “hipster-izing” their books, they’d appeal to more readers. There seems to be no true interest from new readers and a lot of older readers are being alienated by many of their decisions.

  17. It’s a shame about Avengers A.I. It isn’t that good anyway, but I was hoping Marvel would get the idea that Vision is still a well-liked character. They’ll probably blame it on Vision rather than the fact that the story is boring.

  18. Wow — Fantastic Four slipped below 30K? I wouldn’t have guessed that Marvel’s “flagship” title would be bottoming out like that. I guess if you don’t have movies in the pipeline, that explains everything.

  19. Avengers A.I. sounded great! – until I saw the artwork. I passed. Ugh. Marvel’s artist selections just get worse and worse with every new title (IMHO.)

  20. Skottie says:

    “Why numbers at all? Just do like most magazines do, and put the date on the cover instead? Replace the “#1″ with “January 2014″. The only people who’d be upset with this are speculators who gobble anything up as long as it has a “#1″ splashed on the cover.”

    But speculators are the EXACT reason why Marvel keeps chugging out #1s. They’re the ones going for the illusive first issue every time.

  21. Shawn Hill says:

    “Uncanny Avengers #14 – 60,750 ( +0.3%)
    There’s a variant cover on this issue, which probably explains the marginal uptick. The general trend continues to drift down.”

    That, and Rogue, Wonder Man and Scarlet Witch all died.

  22. Foolish says:

    “That, and Rogue, Wonder Man and Scarlet Witch all died.”

    That would only affect reorders. No one knew about those deaths in advance, so no one ordered more copies of the issue in advance.

  23. James says:

    Looks like there is an issue with your sentences just after half way. They vanish!

    And you might want to add this to your comment regarding Daredevil.

    Relaunching after issue #36, with a new location. – And an increase in price for no other reason than to gouge the customer.

    And with Young Avengers ending I now collect no Marvel titles. I already cancelled X-Factor with the same relaunch/price increase that Daredevil is getting.

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