Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2014: Raucous Raccoon Rockets up the Ranks

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Rocket Raccoon 1 sm Marvel Month to Month Sales July 2014: Raucous Raccoon Rockets up the Ranksby Jason Enright

This is a pretty standard month. Overall, comics sales were strong this month, and while many ongoing Marvel books followed standard attrition rates, they made up for those losses with several anniversary specials and new debuts that posted strong numbers. The big brand to follow is Guardians of the Galaxy which launches several new spin-off series this month to capitalize on the movie release. Let’s look at a breakdown of this month’s Marvel books.

91 titles in total
16 double shipped books
5 X-Men books (7 if you count X-Factor and X-Force)
7 Avengers books (8 if you count the Ultimates)
5 100th Anniversary specials
19 Original Sin and Original Sin Tie-In books

2 titles over 100,000 copies
4 titles between 75,000 and 100,000 copies
9 titles between 50,000 and 75,000 copies
45 titles between 25,000 and 50,000 copies
31 titles under 25,000
3 $4.99 books
84 $3.99 books
4 $2.99 books

Now let’s dive into the numbers.

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

1. ROCKET RACCOON #1
07/14  Rocket Raccoon #1  -  293,913*  (---)

So Rocket Raccoon debuted with big numbers, but we have to clarify that about 100,000 copies out of that order were part of a promotion with Loot Crate so the actual sales of Rocket Raccoon are closer to 200,000. Still a very strong debut and a big win for Marvel’s little raccoon.

3. Amazing SPIDER-MAN
07/04  Am Spi #506   –  84,755
07/09  Am Spi #590   -	 116,779
07/11  Am Spi #658   -	 135,568
07/12  Am Spi #688   -  58,976
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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%)
12/13  Superior #23 -  77,105  (  -5.1%)
12/13  Superior #24 -  76,131  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Superior #25 -  77,311  (   1.5%)
01/14  Superior #26 -  72,591  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Supr #27.Now -  86,405  (  19.0%)
02/14  Superior #28 -  75,477  ( -12.6%)
03/14  Superior #29 -  76,568  (   1.4%)
03/14  Superior #30 -  75,431  (  -1.5%)
04/14  Superior #31 – 135,484  (  79.6%)[13,234]
04/14  Amazing v3 #1- 532,586  ( 293.1%)[23,871]
05/14  Amazing v3 #2- 123,945  ( -76.7%)
06/14  Amazing v3 #3- 109,029  ( -12.0%)
07/14  Amazing v3 #4- 117,917  (   8.2%)O.S. Tie-In
---
6 mnth  (  62.4%)
1 year  (  45.9%)
2 year  ( 100.0%)
3 year  ( -13.0%)
5 year  (   1.0%)
10 year (  39.1%)

Amazing Spider-Man gets a slight boost due to being an Original Sin tie-in issue. There’s no doubt that Spider-Man will stay one of Marvel’s top books, but the real question is how long it can stay above 100k.

4,6. Original Sin #0
04/14  Original Sin #0 -  73,024 [6,166] 
05/14  Original Sin #1 - 147,045  (101.4%)
05/14  Original Sin #2 -  92,643  (-37.0%)
06/14  Original Sin #3 –  93,351  (  0.8%)
06/14  Original Sin #4 -  88,508  ( -5.2%)
07/14  Original Sin #5 -  91,420  (  3.3%)
06/14  Original Sin #6 -  89,324  ( -2.3%)

Original Sin is staying pretty close to 100k and should end with very strong numbers.

5. SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1
07/14  Spider-Man 2099 #1  -  90,690  (---)

90k is a pretty strong debut for Spider-Man 2099 which bodes well for it in the long term. If it can keep its issue 2 drop to 30% and stay above 60k, then it will be off to a really good start.

9. LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1
07/14  Legendary Star Lord #1 - 78,501 (---)

Another big debut for a Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off book. Not as strong as Rocket Raccoon but still looking good. It will be interesting to watch how big the drops are on this book. I expect this to level out somewhere in the 30k to 40k range in 6 months.

11. Amazing Spider-Man #1.X
05/14  Amazing Spi #1.1  - 116,555 
06/14  Amazing Spi #1.2  -  86,315  (-25.9%)
07/14  Amazing Spi #1.3  -  74,285  (-13.9%)

This is a Spider-man year one story running concurrently with the main Spider-Man book. It is not selling as well as the main book, but with the drops shrinking quickly it looks to be doing pretty well for Marvel.

20. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
07/09  Guardians v2 #16 -  26,587
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07/13  Guardians v3 #5  - 110,372  ( +54.2%)
08/13  ---
09/13  Guardians v3 #6  -  69,030  ( -37.5%)
10/13  Guardians v3 #7  -  68,647  (  -0.6%)
10/13  Guardians v3 #8  -  63,494  (  -7.5%)
11/13  ---
12/13  Guardians v3 #9  -  57,665  (  -9.2%)
12/13  Guardians v3 #10 -  53,527  (  -7.2%)
01/14  Guardian #11.NOW -  61,111  (  14.7%)
02/14  Guardians v3 #12 -  55,454  (  -9.3%)
03/14  Guardians v3 #13 -  56,764  (   2.4%)
04/14  Guardians v3 #14 -  53,976  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Guardians v3 #15 -  54,332  (   0.7%)
06/14  Guardians v3 #16 -  54,827  (   0.9%)
07/14  Guardians v3 #17 -  62,986  (  14.9%)
---
6 mnth  (    3.1%)
1 year  (  -42.9%)
5 year  (  136.9%)

We see a nice sales bump for Guardians of the Galaxy as we get closer to the release of the film in August. I’d be very interested to see if this just represents retailers stocking up in anticipation or if they are actually seeing increased interest and increased sales. It will also be interesting to see how long this sales bump lasts before the interest dies down and sales attrition begins again.

26. ALL-NEW X-MEN
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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%)
12/13  All-New X-Men #20 -  68,189  ( -4.0%)
01/14  All-New X-Men #21 -  62,876  ( -7.8%)
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
02/14  All-New X-Men #23 -  64,625  (-15.6%)
03/14  All-New X-Men #24 -  63,739  ( -1.4%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #25 -  63,827  (  0.1%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #26 -  58,918  ( -7.7%)
05/14  All-New X-Men #27 -  62,269  (  5.7%)
06/14  All-New X-Men #28 -  57,135  ( -8.2%)
06/14  All-New X-Men #29 -  58,817  (  2.9%)
---
6 mnth  ( -23.2%)
1 year  ( -21.4%)

All-New X-Men gets a nice little bump this month as it wraps up its current storyline. It’ll be interesting to see how long this series can hold on this 58k level it’s been hovering around for a few months.

28, 36. AVENGERS
07/04  Avengers v3 #83 –  105,622
07/11  Avengers v4 #14 –  62,580
07/12  Avengers v4 #27 -  63,169
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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%)
12/13  Avengers#24.NOW - 127,466  ( +91.7%)
01/14  Avengers v5 #25 -  65,591  ( -48.5%)
02/14  Avengers v5 #26 –  59,775  (  -8.9%)
03/14  Avengers v5 #27 -  53,966  (  -9.7%)
04/14  Avengers v5 #28 -  52,808  (  -2.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #29 -  58,661  (  11.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #30 -  57,099  (  -2.7%)
06/14  Avengers v5 #31 -  53,933  (  -5.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #32 -  56,595  (   4.9%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #33 -  51,874  (  -8.3%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 mnth  ( -20.9%)
1 year  ( -28.8%)
2 year  ( -18.0%)
3 year  ( -17.1%)
10 year ( -50.9%)

The first issue of Avengers this month gets a nice boost from being an Original Sin Tie-In but then second issue drops to Avengers’ lowest sales number yet for the current series. In the short run these Original Sin Tie-ins seem to help sales but don’t have a long term effect on sales.

31, 34. UNCANNY X-MEN
07/04  Uncanny X-Men #446   –  96,966
07/09  Uncanny X-Men #513   –  83,344
07/11  Uncanny X-Men #541   -  55,856
07/12  Uncanny X-Men v2 #16 -  63,835
---
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%)
12/13  Uncanny #15.INH      -  62,692  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #16 -  58,676  (  -6.4%)
02/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #17 –  56,163  (  -4.3%)
03/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #18 -  54,902  (  -2.2%)
03/14  U X-Men #19.NOW      -  64,514  (  17.5%)
04/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #20 -  55,359  ( -14.2%)
05/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #21 -  54,747  (  -1.1%)
06/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #22 -  52,731  (  -3.7%)
07/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #23 -  55,738  (   5.7%)
07/14  Uncanny X-Men v3 #24 -  53,677  (   5.7%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 mnth  (  -8.5%)
1 year  ( -20.3%)
2 year  ( -16.0%)
3 year  (  -3.9%)
5 year  ( -35.6%)
10 year ( -44.6%)

The “Last Will” storyline begins with issue #23 and brings with it a decent sales boost. Issue 24 is branded as an Original Sin Tie-in even though it really isn’t and the branding doesn’t really help bolster sales.

33, 52. DEADPOOL vs.
04/14 Dpool vs. Carnage #1 – 57,275 [4,497]
04/14 Dpool vs. Carnage #2 – 49,374 (-13.8%) [2,757]
05/14 Dpool vs. Carnage #3 – 46,688 (-5.4%)
06/14 Dpool vs. Carnage #4 – 47,228 ( 1.2%)
07/14 Dpool vs. X-Force #1 - 54,762 ( --- )
07/14 Dpool vs. X-Force #2 - 45,047 (-17.7%)

So I decided to list Deadpool Vs. X-Force as a continuation of Deadpool Vs. Carnage so that I could follow the sales trend. Issue 1 of the new series has a decent starting point but issue 2 drops to below where the last mini-series ended. Not sure if this means X-Force is less popular than Carnage or just that retailers just expect this series to sell very similarly to the last one.

38. UNCANNY AVENGERS
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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%)
12/13  Uncanny Avengers #15 - 57,035  ( -6.1%)
01/14  Uncanny Avengers #16 - 54,670  ( -4.1%)
02/14  Uncanny Avengers #17 – 53,181  ( -2.7%)
03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   - 63,516  ( 19.4%)
04/14  Uncanny Avengers #19 – 52,381  (-17.5%)
05/14  Uncanny Avengers #20 – 51,886  ( -0.9%)
06/14  Uncanny Avengers #21 – 49,762  ( -4.1%)
07/14  Uncanny Avengers #22 – 50,253  (  1.0%)
---
6 mnth  (  -8.1%)
1 year  ( -26.9%)

Here we see a little boost for Uncanny Avengers as it nears this story arc’s conclusion and amps up for AXIS. With this book being so closely tied to AXIS it will be interesting to see how that book affects this series’ sales over the next few months.

39, 49. DEADPOOL
07/09  Deadpool v3 #12  - 58,768  
07/11  Deadpool v3 #40 -  27,303 
07/12  Deadpool v3 #56 -  28,706 
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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%)
12/13  Deadpool v4 #20 -  43,653  (  -1.2%)
12/13  Deadpool v4 #21 -  43,066  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Deadpool v4 #22 -  41,765  (  -3.0%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #23 -  41,204  (  -1.3%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #24 -  41,130  (  -0.2%)
03/14  D'pool #25.NOW  -  48,775  (  18.6%)
03/14  Deadpool v4 #26 -  44,141  (  -9.5%)
04/14  Deadpool v4 #27 -  62,037  (  40.5%)[1,992]
05/14  Deadpool v4 #28 -  45,858  (  26.1%)
05/14  Deadpool v4 #29 -  52,403  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
06/14  Deadpool v4 #30 -  54,072  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #31 -  49,930  (  -7.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #32 -  46,829  (  -6.2%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 mnth  (  12.1%)
1 year  (  -0.4%)
2 year  (  63.0%)
3 year  (  71.5%)
5 year  ( -20.3%)

Last month the Original Sin tie-in issues helped boost sales but this month we see a drop in sales. The sales are still higher than before the tie-in issues but are pretty close to the sales numbers before the tie-in event started.

43, 51. ORIGINAL SIN #5.X
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07/14  Original Sin #5.1 – 48,596
07/14  Original Sin #5.2 – 46,110 (  -5.1%)

This series doesn’t sell as well as the main Original Sin series, but does sell better than the Thor or Loki series that crossover in this miniseries. So I suppose this can be seen as a win for both of those series, as it may draw new readers in to check out those books.

45. WOLVERINE
07/04  Wolverine v3 #17 –  66,593
07/09  Wolverine v3 #76 -  73,968
07/11  Wolverine v4 #12 -  42,110	 
07/12	 Wolverine #310	 -  60,880	 
---	
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%)
12/13  Wolverine v5 #12 -  32,274  (  -8.8%)
01/14  Wolverine v5 #13 -  31,164  (  -3.4%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #1  -  88,923  ( 185.3%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #2  -  47,339  ( -46.8%)
03/14  Wolverine v6 #3  -  40,735  ( -14.0%)
04/14  Wolverine v6 #4  -  37,732  (  -7.4%)
04/14  Wolverine v6 #5  -  37,563  (  -0.4%)
05/14  Wolverine v6 #6  -  35,571  (  -5.3%)
05/14  Wolverine v6 #7  -  35,039  (  -1.5%)
06/14  Wolverine v6 #8  -  40,491  (  15.6%)
06/14  Wolverine v6 #9  -  42,333  (   4.5%)
07/14  Wolverine v6 #10 -  47,813  (  12.9%)
---
6 mnth  (  53.4%)
1 year  (  23.9%)
2 year  ( -21.0%)
3 year  (  13.5%)
5 year  ( -35.4%)
10 year ( -28.2%)

Wolverine continues to grow as we get closer to the big death issue, proving that gimmicks like character deaths still equate to a big sales boost for Marvel, which means they’ll keep relying on them.

46. STORM
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07/14  Storm #1 – 47,566

Storm debuts at about the same level as Cyclops but lower than Magneto or Nightcrawler. If this series follows the same trajectory as those it will be 25k series in a few months. Issue 2 sales will paint a better picture as we see how far it drops.

50. 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: SPIDER-MAN
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07/14 100th Ann Spec. Spider-Man #1 – 46,386

This is an anniversary special selling a little over 1/3 of what Spider-Man normally sells and is the best-selling of the 5 anniversary specials.

55. NEW AVENGERS
07/09  New Avengers v1 #55 -  84,689  
07/11  New Avengers v2 #14 -  58,306  
07/12  New Avengers v2 #24 -  62,739  
---
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%)
12/13  N Avengers #13.INH  -  56,624  (  -3.7%)
01/14  ---
02/14  New Avengers v3 #14 -  50,668  ( -10.5%)
03/14  New Avengers v3 #15 -  47,178  (  -6.9%)
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (   0.0%)
04/14  New Avengers v3 #17 -  45,885  (  -5.8%)
05/14  New Avengers v3 #18 -  43,668  (  -4.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #19 -  41,989  (  -3.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #20 -  41,962  (  -0.1%)
07/14  New Avengers v3 #21 -  42,699  (   1.8%)
---
1 year  ( -26.4%)
2 year  ( -32.0%)
3 year  ( -26.8%)
5 year  ( -49.6%)

There’s a slight boost for New Avengers which may be leveling out around 40k which is a healthy number.

57, 65. ORIGINAL SIN #3.X
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06/14  Original Sin #3.1 – 45,338
07/14  Original Sin #3.2 – 41,756 ( -7.9%)
07/14  Original Sin #3.3 – 40,402 ( -3.2%)

Very small drops for this tie-in miniseries that crosses over Hulk and Iron Man and sells a bit stronger than either of those books sells separately.

60. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’S MOST WANTED #1
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07/14  GotG Most Wanted #1 – 40,880

Yet another Guardians spin-off book sells pretty well for Marvel.

61, 72, 76, 82. DEADPOOL DRACULA’S GAUNTLET #1
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07/14 Dpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #1 – 40,790
07/14 Dpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #2 – 38,683 (-5.2%)
07/14 Dpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #3 – 37,449 (-3.2%)
07/14 Dpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #4 – 36,581 (-2.3%)

Another Deadpool miniseries sells very well for Marvel. Deadpool is now singlehandedly a franchise unto himself. He is more popular than any single X-Men or Avenger or Guardian character. He prints money for Marvel and is quickly becoming a brand like Spider-Man.

62. 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: X-Men
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07/14  100th Ann Special X-Men #1 – 40,584

Second best-selling Anniversary special sells about 2/3 of what the best-selling x-book normally sells.

63. AMAZING X-MEN
07/04  Astonishing X-Men #3  - 129,369  
07/11  Astonishing X-Men #40 -  35,593  
07/12  Astonishing X-Men #52 -  35,766  
---
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%)
12/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #2   -  60,870  ( -45.8%)
01/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #3   -  51,431  ( -15.5%)
02/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #4   -  48,161  (  -6.4%)
03/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #5   -  46,242  (  -4.0%)
04/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #6   -  45,095  (  -2.5%)
05/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #7   -  42,512  (  -5.7%)
06/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #8   -  41,613  (  -2.1%)
07/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #9   -  40,562  (  -2.5%)
---
6  mnth  ( -21.1%)
1  year  (  79.1%)
2  year  (  13.0%)
3  year  (  14.0%)
10 year  ( -68.6%)

Amazing X-Men is dropping each month, but at least drops are relatively stable around 2 to 2.5%.

64. 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: GOTG
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07/14  100th Ann Special GotG #1 – 40,449

Guardians Anniversary special sells about 2/3 of what the actual GotG book sells.

70, 83. X-MEN
07/04  X-Men v2 #159 -  93,169  
07/11  X-Men v3 #15  -  43,038  
07/12  X-Men v3 #31  -  35,091  
---
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%)
12/13  X-Men v4 #8  -  53,201  (  -6.6%)
01/14  X-Men v4 #9  -  49,412  (  -7.1%)
02/14  X-M  #10.Now -  52,486  (   6.2%)
02/14  X-Men v4 #11 -  47,498  (  -9.5%)
03/14  X-Men v4 #12 -  44,135  (  -7.1%)
04/14  X-Men v4 #13 -  42,065  (  -4.7%)
05/14  X-Men v4 #14 -  39,499  (  -6.1%)
06/14  X-Men v4 #15 -  38,271  (  -3.1%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #16 -  38,937  (   1.7%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #17 -  36,255  (  -6.9%)
---
6  mnth  ( -26.6%)
1  year  ( -44.5%)
2  year  (   3.0%)
3  year  ( -15.8%)
10 year  ( -61.1%)

Two issues of X-Men this month, the first sees a slight sales bump and the second brings with it a drop. At this point in this series life it should be dropping 2 to 3% each month not 5 to 7%. Hopefully, those drops will start shrinking soon.

49. MOON KNIGHT
07/11  Moon Knight v4 #3  -  33,768  
---
03/14  Moon Knight v5 #1  -  58,022 (  --- ) [7,266]
04/14  Moon Knight v5 #2  -  40,885 (-29.5%) [3,621]
05/14  Moon Knight v5 #3  -  42,607 (  4.2%)
06/14  Moon Knight v5 #4  -  40,348 ( -5.3%)
07/14  Moon Knight v5 #5  -  38,630 ( -4.3%)
---
3 year  ( 14.4%)

This book has been very stable around 40k, but with the creative team leaving after issue 6, I expect sales to start dropping.

74. THOR: GOD OF THUNDER
07/04  Thor v2 #82 - 36,096
07/11  Thor v4 #4  - 44,586  
07/12  Thor v4 #17 - 30,879 
---
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%)
12/13  Thor v5 #16 - 39,597  ( -4.0%)
01/14  Thor v5 #17 - 38,913  ( -1.7%)
01/14  Thor v5 #18 - 38,190  ( -1.9%)
02/14  Thor #19.Now– 42,034  ( 10.1%)
03/14  Thor v5 #20 – 37,895  ( -9.8%)
04/14  Thor v5 #21 – 38,055  (  0.4%)
05/14  Thor v5 #22 – 36,945  ( -2.9%)
06/14  Thor v5 #23 – 36,540  ( -1.1%)
07/14  Thor v5 #24 – 38,330  (  4.9%)
---
6 mnth  (   0.4%)
1 year  ( -17.0%)
2 year  (  24.0%)
3 year  ( -14.0%)
10 year (   6.2%)

A nice little boost for Thor this month as the current story arc starts to wrap up and make room for the introduction of a new Thor and a new issue 1 in a few months.

75,81. DAREDEVIL
07/04  Daredevil v2 #62  – 52,939
07/11  Daredevil v3 #1   – 64,866
07/12  Daredevil v3 #15  - 38,469 
---
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%)
12/13  Daredevil v3 #34 - 32,331  ( -1.9%)
01/14  Daredevil v3 #35 - 32,067  ( -0.8%)
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)[1,948]
04/14  Daredevil #1.50  - 48,462  (-36.2%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
05/14  Daredevil v4 #3  - 39,316  (-8.2%)
06/14  Daredevil v4 #4  - 37,902  (-3.6%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #5  - 36,825  (-2.8%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #6  - 37,959  ( 3.1%)O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Daredevil  #0.1  - 33,437
---
6 Mnth  (  18.4%)
1 Year  (   8.7%)
2 Year  (  -1.0%)
3 Year  ( -41.5%)
10 Year ( -28.3%)

This month we got issue 6 of the new series which saw a nice sales bump due to being an Original Sin tie-in and we got a .1 issue which collected the Road Warrior digital-first story that connects the old series to the new one. That story sold slightly less than the current series sells.

78. MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN
07/04  Ult. Spider-Man v1 #62 –  98,968
07/09  Ult. Spider Requiem #1 –  40,858
07/12  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #12 -  42,050
---
07/13  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #25 - 33,271  ( -2.2%)
08/13  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #26 - 32,932  ( -1.0%)
09/13  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #27 - 32,200  ( -2.2%)
10/13  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #28 - 31,462  ( -2.3%)
11/13  Cataclysm USM #1 of 3  - 36,541  (+16.1%)
12/13  Cataclysm USM #2 of 3  - 30,293  (-17.1%)
01/14  Cataclysm USM #3 of 3  - 27,650  ( -8.7%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  Ult. Spider-Man #200   - 41,608  ( 50.5%)
05/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #1 - 45,864  ( 10.2%)
06/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #2 - 38,231  (-16.6%)
06/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #3 - 37,240  ( -2.6%)
---
6 mnth  (  34.7%)
1 year  (  11.9%)
2 year  ( -11.0%)
5 year  (  -8.9%)
10 year ( -62.4%)

That is a very healthy drop for issue 3 Ultimate Spider-Man. Let’s hope it stabilizes around 35k and keeps the struggling Ultimate universe afloat.

85. 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: AVENGERS
---
07/14  100th Ann Spec. Avengers #1 – 36,063

The Avengers anniversary special sells 3/5 of what the main Avengers book sells. Not as strong as some of the other specials but it still does well.

86. MS. MARVEL
02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) [15,155]
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%) [3,440]
04/14  Ms. Marvel #3 -  37,140  ( -3.2%)
05/14  Ms. Marvel #4 -  34,839  ( -6.2%)
06/14  Ms. Marvel #5 -  33,795  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Ms. Marvel #6 -  36,041  (  6.6%)

Look at that! As Ms. Marvel #1 enters its 6th printing, the 6th issue sees an increase in sales. Looks like retailers are adjusting to match continued demand for this hot new series.

87, 96. ORIGINAL SINS
---
06/14  Original Sins #1 – 39,660
06/14  Original Sins #2 – 36,099 ( -9.0%)
07/14  Original Sins #3 – 34,686 ( -3.9%)
07/14  Original Sins #4 – 32,076 ( -7.5%)

This Original Sin tie-in series is selling under half of the main series. Perhaps there is some overcrowding going on as there are 19 original sin related books this month.

50, 57. Original Sins #1
---
06/14  Original Sins #1 – 39,660
06/14  Original Sins #2 – 36,099
88. CAPTAIN AMERICA
07/04  Captain America v4 #29  - 40,224  
07/09  Captain America    #601 – 87,786  
07/11  Captain America    #1   - 99,926  
07/12  Captain America v6 #15  - 36,433  
---
07/13  Captain America v7 #9  - 40,796  (  -6.8%)
08/13  Captain America v7 #10 - 39,356  (  -3.5%)
09/13  Captain America v7 #11 - 38,521  (  -2.1%)
10/13  Captain America v7 #12 - 38,684  (  +0.4%)
11/13  Captain America v7 #13 - 36,147  (  -6.6%)
12/13  Captain America v7 #14 - 34,532  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Captain America v7 #15 - 33,433  (  -3.2%)
02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
02/14  Captain America v7 #17 – 33,312  (  -8.8%)
03/14  Captain America v7 #18 – 33,642  (   1.0%)
04/14  Captain America v7 #19 – 34,420  (   2.3%)
05/14  Captain America v7 #20 – 30,341  (  -9.3%)
06/14  Captain America v7 #21 – 30,427  (   0.3%)
07/14  Captain America v7 #22 – 34,563  (  13.6%)
---
6 Mnth  (   3.4%)
1 Year  ( -15.3%)
2 Year  (  -5.0%)
3 Year  ( -65.4%)
5 Year  ( -60.6%)
10 Year ( -14.1%)

Captain America gets a nice sales bump. Perhaps interest is growing as this storyline comes to a conclusion and the introduction of a new Captain America draws closer.

89. HAWKEYE
07/13  ---
08/13  ---
09/13  ---
10/13  Hawkeye v4 #13 - 40,476  ( -0.9%)
11/13  Hawkeye v4 #14 - 39,863  ( -1.5%)
11/13  Hawkeye v4 #15 – 39,546  ( -0.8%)
12/13  ---
01/14  Hawkeye v4 #16 - 37,074  ( -6.3%)
02/14  ---
03/14  Hawkeye v4 #17 – 35,545  ( -4.1%)
04/14  Hawkeye v4 #18 – 35,045  ( -1.4%)
07/14  Hawkeye v4 #19 – 34,131  ( -2.6%)
---
6 mnth  (  -7.9%)
1 year  ( -16.4%)

For a book with lots of delays plaguing it, the sales for Hawkeye are remarkably stable.

64. FANTASTIC FOUR
07/04  Fantastic Four #516   – 48,583
07/09  Fantastic Four #569   – 44,680
07/12  Fantastic Four #608   - 37,776
---
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%)
12/13  Fantastic Four v5 #15 - 27,610  (  -3.7%)
01/14  Fantastic Four v5 #16 - 28,045  (   1.6%)
02/14  Fantastic Four v6 #1  - 65,775  ( 134.5%)
03/14  Fantastic Four v6 #2  - 37,569  ( -42.9%)
04/14  Fantastic Four v6 #3  - 34,930  (  -7.0%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #4  - 33,263  (  -4.8%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #5  - 33,336  (   0.2%)
06/14  Fantastic Four v6 #6  - 33,177  (  -0.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Fantastic Four v6 #7  - 33,687  (   1.5%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 mnth  (  20.1%)
1 year  (  -1.0%)
2 year  ( -11.0%)
5 year  ( -24.6%)
10 year ( -30.7%)

The original sin tie-ins don’t help this book grow its sales any but help it stay very stable. It will be interesting to see if the sales drop and how big a of drop it may be after the tie-in concludes.

92. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
07/12  Wolverine/X-Men #12  - 61,029  
---
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%)
12/13  Wolverine/X-Men #39 - 39,063  ( -0.1%)
01/14  Wolverine/X-Men #40 - 36,855  ( -5.7%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #41 – 35,800  ( -2.9%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #42 – 35,392  ( -1.1%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #1  - 54,675  ( 54.5%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #2  - 40,386  (-26.1%)
04/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #3  - 36,407  ( -9.9%)
05/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #4  - 33,521  ( -7.9%)
06/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #5  - 32,511  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #6  - 32,995  (  1.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -10.5%)
1 Year  ( -21.9%)
2 Year  ( -46.0%)

This series is very stable right now around 32-33k. No word yet on how the death of Wolverine may affect it.

94. SILVER SURFER
07/04  Silver Surfer v5 #8 -  22,027  
---
03/14  Silver Surfer v7 #1 -  64,919  (  --- )[2,757]
04/14  Silver Surfer v7 #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer v7 #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer v7 #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
---
10 year ( 48.7%)

This Silver Surfer series is not stabilizing out as quickly as one would hope for and it looks like it’ll level out around 25k at this point.

95, 98. Magneto
---
03/14  Magneto #1 – 55,337
04/14  Magneto #2 – 35,772  (-35.4%)[2,297]
05/14  Magneto #3 – 35,504  ( -0.7%)
05/14  Magneto #4 – 33,070  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Magneto #5 – 32,837  ( -0.7%)
07/14  Magneto #6 – 32,675  ( -0.5%)
07/14  Magneto #7 – 31,001  ( -5.1%)

Magneto continues to lose about 1000 issues a month. Hopefully, these drops start shrinking and the books levels out soon.

97. SAVAGE HULK
---
06/14  Savage Hulk #1 – 44,177
07/14  Savage Hulk #1 – 31,194 ( -29.4%)

Issue 2 of Savage Hulk only drops around 30% which is pretty good. Hopefully, the drops continue to shrink and this series can stay healthy.

99. 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: FANTASTIC FOUR
---
07/14 100th Ann Spec. Fan. Four #1 – 28,626

This anniversary special sells slightly lower than the main book.

103. IRON MAN SPECIAL #1
---
07/14  Iron Man Special #1 – 28,046

An Iron Man special which sells slightly less than the regular Iron Man book normally sells.

104. Nightcrawler
04/14  Nightcrawler #1 – 49,426
05/14  Nightcrawler #2 – 35,356 (-28.5%)
06/14  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,743 (-10.2%)
07/14  Nightcrawler #4 – 27,990 (-11.8%)

There is another large 10% drop for Nightcrawler. This book needs to stabilize soon or it could drop into cancellation territory.

110. Iron Fist: Living Weapon
07/04  Iron Fist #5    -  19,777  
---
04/14  Iron Fist LW #1 -  53,613 (  --- )[2,350]
05/14  Iron Fist LW #2 -  33,643 ( -37.2%)
06/14  Iron Fist LW #3 -  29,816 ( -11.4%)
07/14  Iron Fist LW #4 -  26,147 ( -12.3%)
---
10 year (32.2%)

Similarly to Nightcrawler, Iron Fist is dropping pretty quickly. If it continues on this course it will be below 20k in 3 issues which would be very bad for it in the long term.

113. PUNISHER
07/04  Punisher v7 #9  – 46,885
07/09  Punisher v8 #7  – 31,206
07/12  Punisher v9 #13 - 23,075
---
09/13  Trial #1 of 2   - 22,626
10/13  Trial #2 of 2   - 20,143  (-11.0%)
11/13  ---
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  Punisher v10 #1 – 54,558  (   --- )
02/14  Punisher v10 #2 – 31,709  ( -41.9%)
03/14  Punisher v10 #3 – 29,636  (  -5.6%)
04/14  Punisher v10 #4 – 28,435  (  -5.0%)
05/14  Punisher v10 #5 – 27,471  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #6 – 26,606  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #7 – 26,192  (  -1.6%)
07/14  Punisher v10 #8 – 25,957  (  -0.9%)
---
2 year  (  12.0%)
5 year  ( -16.8%)
10 year ( -44.6%)

The drops on Punisher keep shrinking. This is a healthy place for it to level out and stabilize.

114. CYCLOPS
---
05/14  Cyclops #1 – 47,468
06/14  Cyclops #2 – 31,132 ( -34.4%)
07/14  Cyclops #3 – 25,925 ( -16.7%)

The drops are shrinking but this book is already at the level where it should stabilize. It needs to level out at this sales level or it will be in trouble soon.

118. MIGHTY AVENGERS
07/09  Mighty Avengers   #27 -  64,637  
---
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%)
12/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #4 -  35,740  (-15.3%)
01/14  Mighty Avengers#5.INH -  30,251  (-15.4%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #6 -  27,195  (-10.1%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #7 -  26,512  ( -2.5%)
03/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #8 -  24,933  ( -6.0%)
04/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #9 -  23,903  ( -4.1%)
05/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #10 - 28,711  ( 20.1%)
06/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #11 - 26,221  ( -8.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #12 - 24,851  ( -5.2%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.9%)
5 Year  ( -61.6%)

The Original Sin tie-ins have helped this series survive but it needs to be doing a lot better in order to survive long term.

119, 122.  AVENGERS WORLD
01/14  Avengers World #1 - 86,727
01/14  Avengers World #2 - 53,693  (-38.1%)
02/14  Avengers World #3 – 39,999  (-25.5%)
03/14  Avengers World #4 – 34,397  (-14.0%)
04/14  Avengers World #5 – 31,110  ( -9.6%)
05/14  Avengers World #6 – 28,969  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Avengers World #7 – 27,854  ( -3.8%)
06/14  Avengers World #8 – 26,912  ( -3.4%)
07/14  Avengers World #9 – 24,771  ( -8.0%)
07/14  Avengers World #10– 24,196  ( -2.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -53.9%)

This book drops 2000 issues and falls below 25k. It needs to stabilize soon which doesn’t seem likely to happen soon.

120. NOVA
07/09  Nova v4 #25 - 25,660
---
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%)
12/13  Nova v5 #11 - 27,982  (-14.5%)
01/14  Nova v5 #12 - 25,043  ( -10.5%)
02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
03/14  Nova v5 #15 – 22,996  (  -2.0%)
04/14  Nova v5 #16 – 22,020  (  -4.2%)
05/14  Nova v5 #17 – 21,652  (  -1.7%)
06/14  Nova v5 #18 – 25,875  (  19.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Nova v5 #19 – 24,580  (  -5.0%) O.S. Tie-In
---
6 Mnth  (  -1.8%)
1 Year  ( -28.2%)
5 Year  (  -4.2%)

The Original Tie-in gave this series a much-needed boost last month but even that boost is starting to slip. This book definitely seems to be in trouble.

121. BLACK WIDOW
01/14  Black Widow #1 - 53,879
01/14  Black Widow #2 - 31,260  ( -42.0%)
02/14  Black Widow #3 – 28,127  ( -10.0%)
03/14  Black Widow #4 – 27,378  (  -2.7%)
04/14  Black Widow #5 – 27,055  (  -1.2%)
05/14  Black Widow #6 – 26,136  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Black Widow #7 – 25,423  (  -2.7%)
07/14  Black Widow #8 – 24,555  (  -3.4%)
---
6 Mnth  (  -54.4%)

This book continues to lose around 1000 issues each month. It needs to find its level soon if it wants to survive.

125. X-FORCE
07/09  X-Force v3 #17 - 61,063  
07/11  X-Force v4 #12 - 55,413 
07/12  X-Force v4 #28 - 46,367  
---
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%)
12/13  X-Force v5 #15 - 27,567  ( -4.6%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #16 - 27,701  (  0.5%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #17 - 27,319  ( -1.4%)
02/14  X-Force v6 #1  - 47,427  ( 73.6%)
03/14  X-Force v6 #2  - 33,079  (-30.3%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #3  - 29,541  (-10.7%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #4  - 28,067  ( -5.0%)
05/14  X-Force v6 #5  - 26,215  ( -6.6%)
06/14  X-Force v6 #6  - 24,358  ( -7.1%)
07/14  X-Force v6 #7  - 23,675  ( -2.8%)
---
6 mnth  ( -13.3%)
1 year  ( -36.0%)
2 year  ( -49.0%)
3 year  ( -57.3%)
5 year  ( -61.2%)

X-Force also continues to drop around 1000 copies each month and is now well below where it was before the soft relaunch.

126. CAPTAIN MARVEL
07/09  Ms. Marvel #42        - 25,086  
07/12  Captain Marvel #1     - 42,582  
---
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%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
05/14  Captain Marvel v7 #3  - 26,057 ( -7.0%)
06/14  Captain Marvel v7 #4  - 24,062 ( -7.7%)
07/14  Captain Marvel v7 #5  - 23,666 ( -1.6%)
---
1 year  (  22.5%)
2 year  ( -43.0%)
5 year  (  -5.7%)

The drop got smaller this month but this series is getting into the danger zone and needs to level out above 20k.

127. SHE-HULK
07/04  She-Hulk v1  #4  - 25,790
07/09  Sav She-Hulk #4  - 18,272  
07/13  Red She-Hulk #67 – 12,560
---
02/14  She-Hulk #1      - 41,921  (  --- )[3,270]
03/14  She-Hulk #2      - 26,675  (-36.3%)
04/14  She-Hulk #3      - 27,398  (  2.7%)
05/14  She-Hulk #4      - 25,543  ( -6.8%)
06/14  She-Hulk #5      - 24,736  ( -3.2%)
07/14  She-Hulk #6      - 23,562  ( -3.2%)
---
1 Year   ( 87.6%)
5 Year   ( 29.0%)
10 Year  ( -8.6%)

A drop of 1000 books for She-Hulk this month signals a trend for the books in this level of sales. Like the other books in this segment, She-Hulk needs to stabilize soon.

134, 135. ALL-NEW X-FACTOR
07/09  X-Factor #46    - 31,192  
07/11  X-Factor #222   - 24,794  
07/12  X-Factor #240   - 23,223  
---
07/13  X-Factor #259   - 20,065  ( -0.4%)
08/13  X-Factor #260   - 19,982  ( -0.4%)
08/13  X-Factor #261   - 19,781  ( -1.0%)
09/13  X-Factor #262   - 20,382  ( +3.0%)
10/13  ---
11/13  ---
12/13  ---
01/14  X-Factor v4 #1  - 45,727  (
01/14  X-Factor v4 #2  - 32,228  ( -29.5%)
02/14  X-Factor v4 #3  - 29,915  (  -3.2%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #4  - 27,337  (  -8.6%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #5  - 26,656  (  -2.5%)
04/14  X-Factor v4 #6  - 26,029  (  -2.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #7  - 24,873  (  -4.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #8  - 24,283  (  -2.4%)
06/14  X-Factor v4 #9  - 23,720  (  -2.3%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #10 - 22,563  (  -4.9%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #11 - 22,428  (  -0.6%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -30.4%)
1 Year  (  11.8%)
2 Year  (  -3.0%)
3 Year  (  -9.5%)
5 Year  ( -28.1%)

X-Factor drops 1000 books and is dangerously close to the 20k mark which is often a point of no return for a lot of books.

136. ALL-NEW INVADERS
07/04  Invaders #0          - 46,540  
---
01/14 All-New Invaders #1 - 55,167
02/14 All-New Invaders #2 – 32,293 (-41.5%)
03/14 All-New Invaders #3 – 27,329 (-15.4%)
04/14 All-New Invaders #4 – 22,927 (-16.1%)
05/14 All-New Invaders #5 – 21,843 ( -4.7%)
06/14 All-New Invaders #6 – 23,470 (  7.4%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14 All-New Invaders #7 – 22,332 ( -4.8%) O.S. Tie-In 
07/14 All-New Invaders #8 – 19,865 (-11.0%) 
---
6  Mnth  ( -64.0%)
10 Year  ( -57.3%)

Big news is here is that issue 8 drops 3000 copies after the Original Sin tie-in ends. There are a lot of other books benefitting from Original Sin right now and if they see drops like this too, they could be in big trouble.

137. ALL NEW GHOST RIDER
07/11  Ghost Rider #1 - 41,308  
---
03/14  All New Ghost Rider  #1  -  50,072 (  --- )[2,567]
04/14  All New Ghost Rider  #2  -  29,429 (-41.2%)
05/14  All New Ghost Rider  #3  -  27,756 ( -5.7%)
06/14  All New Ghost Rider  #4  -  24,627 (-11.3%)
07/14  All New Ghost Rider  #5  -  21,820 (-11.4%)
---
3 year (-47.2%)

Big 3000 issue drop for Ghost Rider this month does not bode well for this issue especially as it faces upcoming creative team changes.

138. THUNDERBOLTS
07/09  Thunderbolts  #134  - 40,858  
07/11  Thunderbolts  #160  - 27,810  
---
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%)
12/13  Thunderbolts v2 #19 - 24,959  ( -5.8%)
01/14  Thunderblts #20.NOW - 28,994  ( 16.2%)
01/14  Thunderbolts v2 #21 - 24,293  (-16.2%)
02/14  Thunderbolts v2 #22 – 23,629  ( -2.7%)
03/14  Thunderbolts v2 #23 – 22,701  ( -3.9%)
04/14  Thunderbolts v2 #24 – 22,619  ( -0.4%)
04/14  Thunderbolts v2 #25 – 22,092  ( -2.3%)
05/14  Thunderbolts v2 #26 – 21,771  ( -1.5%)
06/14  Thunderbolts v2 #27 – 21,778  (  0.0%)
07/14  Thunderbolts v2 #28 – 21,652  ( -0.6%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -10.9%)
1 Year  ( -24.1%)
3 Year  ( -22.1%)
5 Year  ( -47.0%)

This book keeps dropping but at least the drops are small. Still, this is too little, too late, as the series has already been cancelled and will end at issue 32.

145, 151. SECRET AVENGERS
07/11  Secret Avengers    #15 - 46,712
07/12  Secret Avengers    #29 - 41,653
---
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%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #12 - 23,863  (  -5.8%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #13 - 23,172  (  -2.9%)
01/14  Secret Avengers v2 #14 - 21,372  (  -7.8%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #15 – 20,059  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #16 – 20,022  (  -0.2%)
03/14  Secret Avengers v3 #1  - 34,036  (  70.0%)
04/14  Secret Avengers v3 #2  - 24,724  ( -27.4%)
05/14  Secret Avengers v3 #3  - 22,860  (  -7.5%)
06/14  Secret Avengers v3 #4  - 21,335  (  -6.7%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #5  - 20,088  (  -5.8%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #6  - 19,435  (  -3.3%)
---
6 Mnth  (  -9.1%)
1 Year  ( -32.8%)
2 Year  ( -53.0%)
3 Year  ( -58.4%)

Secret Avengers drops 2000 more issues and falls below the 20k line.

146. SAVAGE WOLVERINE
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%)
12/13  Savage Wolverine #13 -  27,490  ( -7.6%)
01/14  Savage #14.NOW       -  30,370  ( 10.5%)
02/14  Savage Wolverine #15 -  25,190  (-17.1%)
03/14  Savage Wolverine #16 -  24,008  ( -4.7%)
04/14  Savage Wolverine #17 -  22,350  ( -6.9%)
05/14  Savage Wolverine #18 -  21,599  ( -3.4%)
05/14  Savage Wolverine #19 -  21,144  ( -2.1%)
06/14  Savage Wolverine #20 -  20,725  ( -2.0%)
07/14  Savage Wolverine #21 -  20,050  ( -3.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -34.0%)
1 Year  ( -51.0%)

The drop this month is a little bigger than last month. There were no new issues solicited in October so it looks like this will be ending soon.

152. Elektra
---
04/14  Elektra #1 -  47,676 (  --- )
05/14  Elektra #2 -  26,612 (-44.2%)
06/14  Elektra #3 -  22,773 (-14.4%)
07/14  Elektra #4 -  19,125 (-16.0%)

Another big drop brings this series below 20k and into the danger zone.

156. WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH
07/12  Winter Soldier #08 – 27,317
---	
02/14  W. Soldier BM  #1  - 31,137  (  --- )
03/14  W. Soldier BM  #2  - 24,831  (-20.3%)
04/14  W. Soldier BM  #3  - 22,203  (-10.6%)
05/14  W. Soldier BM  #4  - 19,930  (-10.2%)
07/14  W. Soldier BM  #5  - 18,876  ( -5.3%)
---
2 Year  ( -31.0%)

The final issue of this mini-series ends with less than stellar numbers. Hopefully, the new upcoming Winter Soldier solo series can do better.

161. All NEW ULTIMATES
07/11  Ult Av vs. New Ult   #6  - 42,760
07/12  Ult comics Ultimates #13 - 32,380
-
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%)
12/13  Cataclysm #2 of 3 - 24,819  (-12.7%)
01/14  Cataclysm #3 of 3 - 21,705  (-12.5%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  All-New Ult #1   - 30,308  ( 39.6%)
05/14  All-New Ult #2   - 24,165  (-20.3%)
06/14  All-New Ult #3   - 21,898  ( -9.4%)
06/14  All-New Ult #4   - 20,561  ( -6.1%)
07/14  All-New Ult #5   - 18,199  (-11.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -31.0%)
1 Year  (  -8.4%)
2 Year  ( -44.0%)
3 Year  ( -57.4%)

And the second Ultimate universe book falls below 20k. Will this series get cancelled liked Ultimate FF did?

163. MIRACLEMAN
01/14  Miracleman #1 - 52,313
01/14  Miracleman #2 - 36,927  ( -29.4%)
02/14  Miracleman #3 – 25,970  ( -32.6%)  
03/14  Miracleman #4 – 23,557  (  -9.3%)
04/14  ---
05/14  Miracleman #5 – 22,399  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Miracleman #6 – 20,598  (  -8.0%)
06/14  Miracleman #7 – 19,123  (  -7.2%)
07/14  Miracleman #8 – 17,654  (  -7.7%)

Miracleman continues to consistently drop around 1500 copies a month.

165. NEW WARRIORS
---
02/14  New Warriors #1  -  45,765  (  --- )
03/14  New Warriors #2  -  26,006  (-43.2%)
04/14  New Warriors #3  -  23,105  (-11.2%)
05/14  New Warriors #4  -  19,900  (-13.9%)
06/14  New Warriors #5  -  18,576  ( -6.7%)
06/14  New Warriors #6  -  18,156  ( -2.3%)
07/14  New Warriors #7  -  17,304  ( -4.7%)

New Warriors continues a steady slide downward. Still solicited for October.

167. 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%)
11/13  Superior Foes #6 - 21,367  ( -9.8%)
12/13  Superior Foes #7 - 20,858  ( -2.4%)
01/14  ---
02/14  Superior Foes #8 – 19,193  ( -8.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #9 – 18,620  ( -3.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #10- 18,437  ( -1.0%)
04/14  Superior Foes #11- 18,143  ( -1.6%)
05/14  ---
06/14  Superior Foes #12- 17,826  ( -1.7%)
07/14  Superior Foes #13- 16,903  ( -5.2%)
---
1 Year  ( -72.5%)

How long can it go?

168. AVENGERS UNDERCOVER
07/11  Avengers Academy #16  - 56,379  
07/12  Avengers Academy #33  - 32,243  
---
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%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  Avengers Undrcvr #1- 31,936
04/14  Avengers Undrcvr #2- 23,746  (-25.65)
04/14  Avengers Undrcvr #3- 21,830  ( -8.1%)
05/14  Avengers Undrcvr #4- 19,696  ( -9.8%)
06/14  Avengers Undrcvr #5- 18,115  ( -8.0%)
06/14  Avengers Undrcvr #6- 17,771  ( -9.8%)
07/14  Avengers Undrcvr #7- 16,705  ( -6.0%)
---
1 year  ( -30.3%)
2 year  ( -48.0%)
3 year  ( -34.2%)

Cancelled ends with issue 10.

192. Ultimate FF
07/04  Ultimate FF #8    – 92,928
---
04/14  Ultimate FF v2 #1 -  23,316  (  --- )
05/14  Ultimate FF v2 #2 -  17,059  (-26.8%)
06/14  Ultimate FF v2 #3 -  14,413  (-15.5%)
07/14  Ultimate FF v2 #4 -  12,187  (-15.4%)
07/14  Ultimate FF v2 #5 -  11,778  ( -3.4%)
---
10 Year ( -87.3%)

Second to last issue.

195. FIGMENT
---
06/14  Figment #1  -  12,735  (  --- )
07/14  Figment #2  -  11,929  ( -6.3%)

Very small second issue drop, but then again it doesn’t have very low to go.

202. UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC
---
05/14 Murder Inc #1  -  18,474  (  --- )
06/14 Murder Inc #2  -  13,561  (-26.6%)
07/14 Murder Inc #3  -  11,444  (-15.6%)

Bendis’s newest creator-owned book continues to drop. These are somewhat acceptable numbers for an indie book but are not good numbers for a Bendis book.

209. ALL NEW DOOP
---
04/14  All New Doop #1  -  22,614  (  --- )
05/14  All New Doop #2  -  15,022  (-33.6%)
06/14  All New Doop #3  -  12,625  (-16.0%)
07/14  All New Doop #4  -  10,992  (-12.9%)

Second to last issue.

220. DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU
---
05/14 Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1 - 19,315 (  --- )
06/14 Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #2 - 13,093 (-32.2%)
07/14 Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #3 - 10,221 (-21.9%)

Second to last issue.

158. Iron Patriot
07/11  Iron Man 2.0 #6 -  20,390
---
03/14  Iron Patriot #1 -  31,773  (  --- )
04/14  Iron Patriot #2 -  18,495  (-41.8%)
05/14  Iron Patriot #3 -  14,840  (-19.8%)
06/14  Iron Patriot #4 -  12,597  (-15.1%)
07/14  Iron Patriot #5 -  10,001  (-20.6%)
---
3 year  ( -51.0%)

Last issue.

6-Month Comparisons

---

62.4%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
53.4%	Wolverine #10
34.7%	M Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
20.1%	Fantastic Four #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
19.5%	Deadpool #31 (O.S. Tie-In)
18.4%	Daredevil #6 (O.S. Tie-In)
14.8%	Daredevil #5
12.1%	Deadpool #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
3.4%	Captain America #22
3.1%	Guardians of Galaxy #17
0.4%	Thor God of Thunder #24
-1.8%	Nova #19 (O.S. Tie-In)
-5.0%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-6.0%	Secret Avengers #5
-7.9%	Hawkeye #19
-8.1%	Uncanny Avengers #22
-8.5%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-9.1%	Secret Avengers #6
-10.5%	Wolverine And X-Men #6
-10.9%	Thunderbolts #28
-13.3%	X-Force #7
-13.7%	Avengers #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-17.9%	Mighty Avengers #12 (O.S. Tie-In)
-20.9%	Avengers #33 (O.S. Tie-In)
-21.1%	Amazing X-Men #9
-21.2%	X-Men #16
-23.2%	All New X-Men #29
-26.6%	X-Men #17
-30.0%	All New X-Factor #10
-30.4%	All New X-Factor #11
-31.0%	All New Ultimates #5
-34.0%	Savage Wolverine #21
-53.9%	Avengers World #9
-54.4%	Black Widow #8
-54.9%	Avengers World #10
-59.5%	All New Invaders #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-64.0%	All New Invaders #8

1 Year Comparisons

---

87.6%	She-Hulk #6
79.1%	Amazing X-Men #9
45.9%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
23.9%	Wolverine #10
22.5%	Captain Marvel #5
12.4%	All New X-Factor #10
11.9%	M Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
11.8%	All New X-Factor #11
8.7%	Daredevil #6 (O.S. Tie-In)
6.2%	Deadpool #31 (O.S. Tie-In)
5.5%	Daredevil #5
-0.4%	Deadpool #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-1.0%	Fantastic Four #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-8.4%	All New Ultimates #5
-15.3%	Captain America #22
-16.4%	Hawkeye #19
-17.0%	Thor God of Thunder #24
-17.2%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-20.3%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-21.4%	All New X-Men #29
-21.9%	Wolverine And X-Men #6
-22.3%	Avengers #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-24.1%	Thunderbolts #28
-26.4%	New Avengers #21
-26.9%	Uncanny Avengers #22
-28.2%	Nova #19 (O.S. Tie-In)
-28.8%	Avengers #33 (O.S. Tie-In)
-30.3%	Avengers Undercover #7
-30.5%	Secret Avengers #5
-32.8%	Secret Avengers #6
-36.0%	X-Force #7
-40.3%	X-Men #16
-42.9%	Guardians of Galaxy #17
-44.5%	X-Men #17
-51.0%	Savage Wolverine #21
-72.5%	Sup. Foes of Spider-Man #13

2 Year Comparisons

---

100%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
74%	Deadpool #31 (O.S. Tie-In)
63%	Deadpool #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
24%	Thor God of Thunder #24
13%	Amazing X-Men #9
12%	Punisher #8
11%	X-Men #16
3%	X-Men #17
-1%	Daredevil #6 (O.S. Tie-In)
-3%	All New X-Factor #10
-3%	All New X-Factor #11
-4%	Daredevil #5
-5%	Captain America #22
-10%	Avengers #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-11%	Fantastic Four #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-11%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
-13%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-16%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-18%	Avengers #33 (O.S. Tie-In)
-21%	Wolverine #10
-31%	Winter Soldier Bitter March #5
-32%	New Avengers #21
-43%	Captain Marvel #5
-44%	All New Ultimates #5
-46%	Wolverine And X-Men #6
-48%	Avengers Undercover #7
-49%	X-Force #7
-52%	Secret Avengers #5
-53%	Secret Avengers #6

3 Year Comparisons

---

82.9%	Deadpool #31 (O.S. Tie-In)
71.5%	Deadpool #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
14.4%	Moon Knight #5
14.0%	Amazing X-Men #9
13.5%	Wolverine #10
-0.2%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-3.9%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-9.0%	All New X-Factor #10
-9.5%	X-Men #16
-9.5%	All New X-Factor #11
-9.6%	Avengers #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-13.0%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
-14.0%	Thor God of Thunder #24
-15.8%	X-Men #17
-17.1%	Avengers #33 (O.S. Tie-In)
-22.1%	Thunderbolts #28
-26.8%	New Avengers #21
-34.2%	Avengers Undercover #7
-41.5%	Daredevil #6 (O.S. Tie-In)
-43.2%	Daredevil #5
-47.2%	All New Ghost Rider #5
-51.0%	Iron Patriot #5
-57.0%	Secret Avengers #5
-57.3%	X-Force #7
-57.4%	All New Ultimates #5
-58.4%	Secret Avengers #6
-65.4%	Captain America #22

5 Year Comparisons

---

136.9%	Guardians of Galaxy #17
29.0%	She-Hulk #6
25.5%	Hawkeye #19
1.0%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
-4.2%	Nova #19 (O.S. Tie-In)
-5.7%	Captain Marvel #5
-8.9%	M Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
-15.0%	Deadpool #31 (O.S. Tie-In)
-16.8%	Punisher #8
-20.3%	Deadpool #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-24.6%	Fantastic Four #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-27.7%	All New X-Factor #10
-28.1%	All New X-Factor #11
-33.1%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-35.4%	Wolverine #10
-35.6%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-47.0%	Thunderbolts #28
-49.6%	New Avengers #21
-60.6%	Captain America #22
-61.2%	X-Force #7
-61.6%	Mighty Ave #12 (O.S. Tie-In)

10 Year Comparisons

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48.7%	Silver Surfer #4
39.1%	Amazing Spider-Man #4 (O.S. Tie-In)
32.2%	Iron Fist Living Weapon #4
6.2%	Thor God of Thunder #24
-8.6%	She-Hulk #6
-14.1%	Captain America #22
-28.2%	Wolverine #10
-28.3%	Daredevil #6 (O.S. Tie-In)
-30.4%	Daredevil #5
-30.7%	Fantastic Four #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-42.5%	Uncanny X-Men #23
-44.6%	Punisher #8
-44.6%	Uncanny X-Men #24 (O.S. Tie-In)
-46.4%	Avengers #32 (O.S. Tie-In)
-50.9%	Avengers #33 (O.S. Tie-In)
-52.0%	All New Invaders #7 (O.S. Tie-In)
-57.3%	All New Invaders #8
-58.2%	X-Men #16
-61.1%	X-Men #17
-62.4%	M Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #3
-68.6%	Amazing X-Men #9
-86.9%	Ultimate FF #4
-87.3%	Ultimate FF #5

So there you have the numbers for this month. There is a lot of standard attrition on most books that are seeing a steady decline in sales. There are a few bright spots. Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool are growing into well-established brands on their own while Spider-Man, X-Men and Avengers continue to be the supporting pillars of the Marvel Universe. What trends are you seeing at your stores? Is there event fatigue over Original Sin? Are fans excited for Death of Wolverine and AXIS? Sales have picked up this summer, but what books are pushing that growth? Sound off in the comments below.

Comments

  1. Looks like Nightcrawler and Cyclops are not long for this world, especially Cyclops, while Magneto is relatively stable. Will be interesting to see how Storm manages in comparison.

  2. Jamal Corrigan says:

    One thing: Might Avengers is already cancelled, to be relaunched as “Captain America and the Mighty Avengers” once Sam Wilson takes up the mantle as Cap.

  3. Torsten Adair says:

    The !00-issues sold out quickly at my LCS.
    I managed to grab the Avengers issue, and enjoyed its quirkiness.

  4. Pretty amazing how quickly books like “X-Men” and “Amazing X-Men” went from being “flagship” titles to clearly being tangential books on their way to failing.

  5. HsssH says:

    @Corrigan, is Mighty Avengers getting axed for that? Sounds a bit redundant to have two books with Mighty Avengers in the title considering that team book isn’t selling very well at all.

  6. Skottie says:

    There are just too many damn comics that nobody wants.

    The Original Sin miniseries demonstrate that more people are willing to pick up self-contained stories featuring these characters than ongoing series.

  7. Skottie says:

    “Pretty amazing how quickly books like “X-Men” and “Amazing X-Men” went from being “flagship” titles to clearly being tangential books on their way to failing.”

    They were never flagship books. The Bendis books always were.

  8. Iron Fist hasn’t been solicited past issue #6, so it may have been silently cancelled.

  9. Ms Marvel’s numbers are looking good!

    Mighty Avengers is getting rebooted due to Falcon now also being Cap. That’s all it is, guys.

    @JD – I listened to an interview Kaare Andrews where he stated he had two 6 issues arcs planned, and if it’s a hit he could figure out stuff beyond that; so, it’s certainly possible they are giving him lead-in time for the second arc since he is doing everything on the book.

  10. Yup, that’s what happened. #7 solocited for November.

  11. Charles says:

    I’m so happy to see Miles Morales and Ms Marvel doing well.
    Ms Marvel more so because it’s selling more digitally than in print.
    Too much nonsense has been said about “forced diversity” and minority characters not selling well. These myths have been debunked now.

  12. I’m SO glad I don’t buy Avengers/X-Men etc stuff anymore or their events. How could anyone keep up? And whose cares anyway, when they reset the status quo every year? I mean, 19 Original Sin books? That’s roughly $76. It’s crazy.

    Nice to see Ms Marvel’s sales are up! Marvel could learn a lot from this book and its appeal.

  13. Superior Foes and New Warriors have just been canned.

    I’ve liked the core Original Sin storyline (so far) but it hasn’t enticed me to buy any tie-ins that I wouldn’t normally.

  14. TotalSnorefest says:

    Agreed with Charles above, the sales numbers for Ms. Marvel in particular are encouraging. Sixth printing of issue 1! On a whole new character! It might still be early days, but I think once they’ve got a year in the bag we can certainly call it a ‘hit’, no?
    Miles Morales is getting a LOT of exposure in November, appearing in like 5 or 6 titles (Ultimates, his own series, All-New X-Men, and some Spider-Verse tie-ins), at which point the first trade will be in stores too… Would be great if people like him in the crossover books and give the main series a shot.

  15. This is the first time I’ve read the month the month sales blog y’all put out. Some really fascinating numbers. I had been wondering how sales of series I’ve been reading have reacted to certain events. Though I didn’t see Hulk on the list.

  16. Hulk #4 shipped June 10th, while #5 shipped August 13th. Looks like there was a skip month, probably due to the new writer coming on.

  17. PeterCSM730 says:

    I had no idea Elektra was selling so low. I’m not a big Elektra fan, but it’s a beautiful series. How disheartening.

  18. Mesektet says:

    I’m pretty sure X-Force sales are so low because of the art.

  19. Kentucky Fried Horse says:

    Hate to see New Warriors go. I’ve really enjoyed it. Guess when Mighty Avengers ends I’ll be dropping it as well, since I have no desire to read about Fal-Cap.

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