Sunday, August 18, 2019

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: July 2019 - Cardstock Universe

DCeased #3
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

A few things to note before we dive into this month’s sales numbers:

This month DC offered as the variant covers for many of the Year of the Villain tie-in comics a cardstock cover, for which they charge an extra dollar. Due to the way that Diamond compiles the charts, this meant that for these comics the regular and arrant covers were listed separately, instead of being put together. (A big thanks to John Jackson Miller for doing the math on this for his Comichron sales chart!) While many previous cover stunts by DC have resulted in significant sales gains (see the various lenticular covers from the New 52 days), which month saw most titles get just a modest gain, and sometimes even not that. Under each listing below where there was a cardstock cover, we’ve put the combined figure in the main chart, then below that listed the breakdown of regular and cardstock covers, and the ratio of the two. 

This month also saw the first set of comics reprinting the stories that regionally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Giant comics. Given the way that some comics retailers were complaining online about how they couldn’t order these stories for their customers, you might think that now that these stories are available they’d be selling like hotcakes. Turns out, not so much. They do okay, especially for a reprint book, but they aren’t being scarfed up in record numbers.

Finally, this month’s release of the final issue of American Carnage leaves just one remaining non-Sandman Universe Vertigo title: the final (and oft-delayed) issue of High Level (due out in September as of this writing...) Things are starting to become a bit more clear as to what a post-Vertigo DC will look like. The Black Label designation will become the mature readers catch-all brand, but any suggestion that DC is doing away with imprints is a fallacy: in addition to the already existing Young Animal, Sandman Universe, and Wonder Comics imprints, they are adding the Hill House horror comic imprint. So it’s really just the DC Ink, DC Zoom, and Vertigo labels that are being retired. 


Warning: The commentary below may contain reasoned analysis, speculation (unfounded and otherwise), opinion, and/or snark. Those looking for a more straightforward analysis are directed to John Jackson Miller's excellent Comichron analysis, posted earlier this month over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column, as it explains several things about how these charts are compiled. 

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity.)

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13/14 - DCEASED ($3.99/$4.99)
05/2019: DCeased #1 of 6 -- 242,365           [248,068]
06/2019: DCeased #2 of 6 -- 152,407 (- 38.1%) [153,506]
07/2019: DCeased #3 of 6 -- 132,072 (- 14.0%)

Regular: 68,787. Cardstock: 63,285. (1.1:1)

The only non-YotV book to get a yardstick cover this month, but it’s easy to see why DC made the exception, as DCeased bucked the trend to see nearly as many cardstock covers as regular covers. In total issue $3 ended up dropping in total units just like you would expect it too, but with nearly half of those bringing in an extra dollar in retail sales, this is one of the few yardstick covers that was probably worth it.

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5 - BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH (Black Label) ($5.99)
05/2019: Last Knight #1 of 3 -- 113,287           [134,614]
06/2019: --
07/2019: Last Knight #2 of 3 -- 105,012 (- 22.0%)

A relatively soft second issue drop. Any time you can move over 100K copies of a $6 book, that’s a win in today’s market.

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10, 13/74 - BATMAN ($3.99/$4.99/$5.99)
07/2004: Batman #630  --  69,026  [70,414]
07/2009: Batman #688  --  83,040  
07/2014: Batman #33   -- 117,996 [120,659] 
07/2015: Batman #42   -- 117,441 [118,702]
07/2016: Batman #2    -- 194,816  
07/2016: Batman #3    -- 185,833   
07/2017: Batman #26   -- 107,071 [107,190] 
07/2017: Batman #27   -- 102,335 [104,166] 
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07/2018: Batman #50   -- 440,819 (+235.3%) [412,541]
07/2018: Batman #51   -- 111,549 (- 72.6%) [113,142]
08/2018: Batman #52   -- 102,344 (-  9.2%) [102,712]
08/2018: Batman #53   --  99,191 (-  2.7%)  [99,920]
09/2018: Batman #54   --  94,985 (-  5.0%)  [94,921]
09/2018: Batman #55   -- 105,609 (+ 12.5%) [106,808]
10/2018: Batman #56   -- 107,578 (+  5.2%) [112,329]
10/2018: Batman #57   --  95,296 (- 15.0%)  [95,465]
11/2018: Batman #58   --  94,930 (-  0.5%)  [94,975]
11/2018: Batman #59   --  93,029 (-  1.5%)  [93,545]
12/2018: Batman #60   --  91,275 (-  2.4%) 
12/2018: Batman #61   --  88,428 (-  0.5%)  [90,830]
01/2019: Batman #62   --  90,634 (-  0.2%) 
01/2019: Batman #63   --  83,659 (-  6.6%)  [84,682]
02/2019: Batman #64   --  93,400 (+ 10.8%)  [93,863]
02/2019: Batman #65   --  89,123 (-  4.0%)  [90,125]
03/2019: Batman #66   --  83,102 (-  7.8%) 
03/2019: Batman #67   --  84,463 (+  1.6%) 
04/2019: Batman #68   --  87,557 (+  3.7%) 
04/2019: Batman #69   --  88,666 (+  1.3%) 
05/2019: Batman #70   --  83,518 (-  5.8%) 
05/2019: Batman #71   --  82,704 (-  1.0%) 
06/2019: Batman #72   --  80,585 (-  2.6%) 
06/2019: Batman #73   --  81,919 (+  1.7%) 
07/2019: Batman #74   --  78,544 (-  4.1%) 
07/2019: Batman #75   -- 100,161 (+ 27.5%) 
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6 months: +  1.9%
1 year  : - 66.0%
2 years : - 15.4%
5 years : - 25.9%
10 years: +  3.9%
15 years: + 26.9%

Issue #75: Regular: 70,252. Cardstock: 29,909. (2.3:1)

A lot to unpack here in Batman sales: Issue #74 had two covers, both priced at $4; while issue #75 was over-sized with a regular cover at $5 and a cardstock over at $6. Enough to push Batman back up over the 100K line for the quasi-anniversary issue.

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6 - BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT (Black Label) ($4.99)
05/2018: White Knight #8 of 8 -- 73,616  [74,420] 
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07/2019: Curse Knight #1 of 8 -- 91,205 (+ 22.6%) 

Sean Murphy returns with a sequel to his smash hit limited series. First month sales for the sequel are higher than those for the debut issue of the first series, though this time around retailers have a much better handle on what the demand will actually be. 

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7 - THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS ($4.99)
12/2018: Batman Who Laughs #1 of 6 -- 220,055           [255,282]
01/2019: Batman Who Laughs #2 of 6 -- 116,827 (- 50.6%) [126,101]
02/2019: Batman Who Laughs #3 of 6 -- 101,771 (- 12.6%) [110,224]
03/2019: BWL: The Grimm Knight #1  -- 133,656 (+ 22.0%) [134,447]
04/2019: Batman Who Laughs #4 of 7 -- 103,645 (- 22.9%) 
05/2019: Batman Who Laughs #5 of 7 -- 108,677 (+  4.9%) 
06/2019: Batman Who Laughs #6 of 7 --  98,535 (-  9.3%) 
07/2019: Batman Who Laughs #7 of 7 --  88,012 (- 10.7%) 
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6 months: - 30.2%

Epilogue issue, serving as a set-up to next month’s new Batman/Superman series.

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24 - EVENT LEVIATHAN ($3.99)
05/2019: Superman Leviathan #1   -- 32,549           [36,499]
06/2019: Event Leviathan #1 of 6 -- 81,408 (+123.0%)
07/2019: Event Leviathan #2 of 6 -- 58,667 (- 27.9%)

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

A decent second-issue percentage drop. I’d expect sales for EL to stay above the 50K line for the duration.

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19, 45/136 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Detective Comics #796  --  36,805
07/2009: Detective Comics #855  --  61,205
07/2014: Detective Comics #33   --  62,856  [63,318]
07/2015: Detective Comics #42   --  50,743  [51,055]
07/2016: Detective Comics #936  -- 110,689 
07/2016: Detective Comics #937  -- 101,389 
07/2017: Detective Comics #960  --  55,074  [55,298]
07/2017: Detective Comics #961  --  54,407  [55,018]
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07/2018: Detective Comics #984  --  51,879 (-  0.4%)  [52,185]
07/2018: Detective Comics #985  --  51,750 (+  1.2%)  [52,830]
08/2018: Detective Comics #986  --  53,346 (+  1.5%)  [53,611]
08/2018: Detective Comics #987  --  51,362 (-  4.4%)  [51,248]
09/2018: Detective Comics #988  --  51,405 (+  1.1%)  [51,817]
09/2018: Detective Comics #989  --  50,479 (-  1.2%)  [51,176]
10/2018: Detective Comics #990  --  61,040 (+ 19.5%)  [61,149]
10/2018: Detective Comics #991  --  50,318 (- 16.8%)  [50,891]
11/2018: Detective Comics #992  --  51,002 (+  0.8%)  [51,285]
11/2018: Detective Comics #993  --  48,971 (-  3.5%)  [49,510]
12/2018: Detective Comics #994  --  51,772 (+ 16.1%)  [57,468]
01/2019: Detective Comics #995  --  51,246 (-  4.7%)  [54,772]
01/2019: Detective Comics #996  --  52,263 (+  1.6%)  [55,645]
01/2019: Detective Comics #997  --  53,071 (-  1.5%)  [54,830]
02/2019: Detective Comics #998  --  60,447 (+ 11.5%)  [61,113]
02/2019: Detective Comics #999  --  62,953 (+  6.5%)  [65,064]
03/2019: Detective Comics #1000 -- 526,941 (+782.6%) [574,279]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1001 --  66,743 (- 87.7%)  [70,710]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1002 --  61,007 (- 11.5%)  [62,611]
05/2019: Detective Comics #1003 --  65,709 (+  4.9%) 
05/2019: Detective Comics #1004 --  63,161 (-  2.4%)  [64,124] 
06/2019: Detective Comics #1005 --  60,389 (-  5.8%) 
06/2019: Detective Comics #1006 --  59,309 (-  1.8%) 
07/2019: Detective Comics #1007 --  56,586 (-  4.6%) 
07/2019: Detective Comics #1008 --  57,311 (+  1.3%) 
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6 months: +  3.2%
1 year  : +  8.5%
2 years : +  3.2%
5 years : - 10.1%
10 years: -  7.0%
15 years: + 54.7%

Issue #1008: Regular: 40,591. Cardstock: 16,720. (2.4:1)

Here we see the first of what will be a fairly typical regular/cardstock split, with just enough of the cardstock covers ordered by retailers to give issue #1008 a small sales lift. 

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47/137, 22 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2014: Justice League #32 --  88,179  [87,169]
07/2015: Justice League #42 --  81,291  [84,202]
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 195,402 [201,613]
07/2016: Justice League #1  -- 230,106 
07/2017: Justice League #24 --  52,700  [52,666]
07/2017: Justice League #25 --  51,507  [51,923]
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07/2018: Justice League #3  --  80,669 (- 12.4%)  [81,002]
07/2018: Justice League #4  --  77,023 (-  1.2%)  [80,019]
08/2018: Justice League #5  --  76,592 (-  3.3%)  [77,340]
08/2018: Justice League #6  --  75,156 (-  1.4%)  [76,286]
09/2018: Justice League #7  --  74,393 (-  1.9%)  [74,820]
09/2018: Justice League #8  --  76,360 (+  4.3%)  [78,012]
10/2018: Justice League #9  --  72,687 (-  6.4%)  [72,991]
10/2018: Justice League #10 --  84,179 (+ 16.2%)  [84,788]
11/2018: Justice League #11 --  74,204 (- 12.3%)  [74,385]
11/2018: Justice League #12 --  70,105 (-  4.9%)  [70,774]
12/2018: Justice League #13 --  66,852 (-  5.5%)  
12/2018: Justice League #14 --  61,940 (-  5.5%)  [63,198]
01/2019: Justice League #15 --  60,326 (-  4.5%)
01/2019: Justice League #16 --  59,577 (-  1.2%)
02/2019: Justice League #17 --  57,105 (-  4.1%)
02/2019: Justice League #18 --  55,988 (-  1.2%)  [56,432]
03/2019: Justice League #19 --  57,733 (+  2.3%) 
03/2019: Justice League #20 --  64,675 (+ 14.4%)  [66,034]
04/2019: Justice League #21 --  55,245 (- 16.9%)
04/2019: Justice League #22 --  56,094 (+  1.5%)
05/2019: Justice League #23 --  55,077 (-  1.8%)
05/2019: Justice League #24 --  54,862 (-  0.4%)
06/2019: Justice League #25 --  57,023 (+  3.9%)
06/2019: Justice League #26 --  54,862 (-  7.5%)
07/2019: Justice League #27 --  56,717 (+  7.6%)
07/2019: Justice League #28 --  55,538 (-  2.1%)
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6 months: -  6.4%
1 year  : - 30.3%
2 years : +  7.3%
5 years : - 35.6%

Issue #27: Regular: 40,047. Cardstock: 16,670. (2.4:1)

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63/129 - SUPERMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Superman #207  -- 138,984 [140,177]
07/2009: Superman #690  --  39,472
07/2014: Superman #33   --  62,998  [64,859]
07/2015: Superman #42   --  46,691  [48,442]
07/2016: Superman #2    -- 112,148 
07/2016: Superman #3    -- 107,367 
07/2017: Superman #26   --  50,173  [50,332]
07/2017: Superman #27   --  48,953  [49,551]
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07/2018: Superman #1    -- 133,703 (+212.1%) [136,777]
08/2018: Superman #2    --  77,464 (- 42.8%)  [78,282]
09/2018: Superman #3    --  67,405 (- 12.8%)  [68,240]
10/2018: Superman #4    --  67,197 (-  1.0%)  [67,553]
11/2018: Superman #5    --  54,727 (- 18.0%)  [55,378]
12/2018: Superman #6    --  52,414 (-  3.5%)  [53,428]
01/2019: Superman #7    --  50,713 (-  5.1%)
02/2019: Superman #8    --  50,475 (-  0.5%)
03/2019: Superman #9    --  48,919 (-  3.1%)
04/2019: Superman #10   --  48,802 (-  0.2%)
05/2019: Superman #11   --  47,933 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Superman #12   --  47,199 (-  1.5%)
07/2019: Superman #13   --  51,944 (+ 10.1%)
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6 months: +  2.4%
1 year  : - 62.0%
2 years : +  4.0%
5 years : - 19.9%
10 years: + 31.6%
15 years: - 62.9%

Regular: 34,204. Cardstock: 17,740. (1.9:1)

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68/179 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Action Comics #817  --  45,178
07/2009: Action Comics #879  --  38,324
07/2014: Action Comics #33   --  49,457  [50,029]
07/2015: Action Comics #42   --  37,956  [38,434]
07/2016: Action Comics #959  --  91,671 
07/2016: Action Comics #960  --  83,281 
07/2017: Action Comics #983  --  41,764  [41,932]
07/2017: Action Comics #984  --  40,957  [41,249]
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07/2018: Action Comics #1001 --  79,327 (+ 72.2%)  [81,646]
08/2018: Action Comics #1002 --  61,916 (- 23.9%)  [62,645]
09/2018: Action Comics #1003 --  57,865 (-  7.4%)  [58,555]
10/2018: Action Comics #1004 --  60,420 (+  4.4%)  [61,281]
11/2018: Action Comics #1005 --  49,149 (- 19.6%)  [49,601]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Action Comics #1006 --  46,140 (-  7.0%) 
01/2019: Action Comics #1007 --  44,405 (-  3.8%) 
02/2019: Action Comics #1008 --  44,084 (+  0.5%)  [44,622]
03/2019: Action Comics #1009 --  43,014 (-  3.6%) 
04/2019: Action Comics #1010 --  42,317 (-  1.6%) 
05/2019: Action Comics #1011 --  42,207 (-  0.3%) 
06/2019: Action Comics #1012 --  43,893 (+  4.0%) 
07/2019: Action Comics #1013 --  43,763 (-  0.3%) 
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6 months: -  3.3%
1 year  : - 46.4%
2 years : +  5.2%
5 years : - 12.5%
10 years: + 14.2%
15 years: -  3.1%

Regular: 31,469. Cardstock: 12,294. (2.6:1)

Kind of surprised that Action dipped this month, even with a cardstock cover—by Frank Quitely, no less! (It’s the only cardstock variant that I personally intentionally purchased).

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38 - THE GREEN LANTERN ($3.99)
07/2004: Green Lantern #179    --  35,562  [37,456]
07/2009: Green Lantern #43     -- 109,426 [117,314]
07/2009: Green Lantern #44     -- 105,063 [109,599]
07/2014: Green Lantern #33     --  47,279  [47,464]
07/2015: Green Lantern #42     --  39,290  [39,708]
07/2016: Green Lanterns #2     --  90,268
07/2016: Green Lanterns #3     --  86,579 
07/2017: Green Lanterns #26    --  31,045  [31,087]
07/2017: Green Lanterns #27    --  30,278  [30,734]
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07/2018: Green Lanterns #50    --  25,389 (+  5.1%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #51    --  24,316 (-  4.2%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #52    --  24,301 (-  0.1%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #53    --  23,923 (-  1.6%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #54    --  23,821 (-  0.4%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #55    --  23,444 (-  1.6%)
10/2018: Green Lanterns #56    --  33,156 (+ 41.4%)
10/2018: Green Lanterns #57    --  24,512 (- 26.1%)
11/2018: The Green Lantern #1  -- 113,651 (+317.5%) [102,343]
12/2018: The Green Lantern #2  --  64,127 (- 36.0%)  [65,522]
01/2019: The Green Lantern #3  --  54,398 (- 17.0%)
02/2019: The Green Lantern #4  --  50,176 (-  7.8%)
03/2019: The Green Lantern #5  --  47,325 (-  5.7%)
04/2019: The Green Lantern #6  --  49,256 (+  4.1%)
05/2019: The Green Lantern #7  --  45,338 (-  8.0%)
06/2019: The Green Lantern #8  --  44,066 (-  2.8%)
07/2019: The Green Lantern #9  --  43,401 (-  1.5%)
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6 months: - 20.0%
1 year  : + 74.6%
2 years : + 40.4%
5 years : -  8.6%
10 years: - 61.7%
15 years: + 22.0%

Ending with issue #12 (apparently for story reasons), to be followed by a Morrison-penned three issue Green Lantern: Darkstars series before resuming anther GL series with Sharpe.

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49, 79/175 - FLASH ($3.99, $4.99/$5.99)
07/2004: Flash #212 --  40,056 
07/2009: -- 
07/2014: Flash #33  --  39,669  [38,170]
07/2015: Flash #42  --  37,956  [37,399]
07/2016: Flash #2   -- 113,639 
07/2016: Flash #3   -- 107,067 
07/2017: Flash #26  --  54,237 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #27  --  53,806 (-  0.8%)
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07/2018: Flash #50  --  58,311 (+  6.8%) [58,541]
07/2018: Flash #51  --  53,616 (-  5.4%) [55,355]
08/2018: Flash #52  --  54,588 (-  0.8%) [54,924]
08/2018: Flash #53  --  48,992 (- 10.1%) [49,357]
09/2018: Flash #54  --  46,677 (-  5.2%) [46,770]
09/2018: Flash #55  --  45,729 (-  2.0%) [45,822]
10/2018: Flash #56  --  57,439 (+ 25.1%) [57,304]
10/2018: Flash #57  --  44,251 (- 22.4%) [44,466]
11/2018: Flash #58  --  43,008 (-  3.2%) [43,046]
11/2018: Flash #59  --  42,020 (-  2.1%) [42,133]
12/2018: Flash #60  --  42,212 (+  0.2%)
01/2019: Flash #61  --  40,596 (-  3.8%) 
01/2019: Flash #62  --  39,349 (-  3.1%) 
01/2019: Flash #63  --  38,263 (-  2.8%) [39,099]
02/2019: Flash #64  --  67,712 (+ 76.5%) [69,029]
02/2019: Flash #65  --  60,031 (-  9.7%) [62,360]
03/2019: Flash #66  --  39,144 (- 37.2%) 
03/2019: Flash #67  --  38,520 (-  1.6%) 
04/2019: Flash #68  --  38,064 (-  1.2%) 
04/2019: Flash #69  --  37,484 (-  1.5%) 
05/2019: Flash #70  --  41,746 (+ 11.4%) 
05/2019: Flash #71  --  40,701 (+  0.9%) [42,117]
06/2019: Flash #72  --  40,956 (-  2.8%) 
06/2019: Flash #73  --  38,853 (-  5.1%) 
07/2019: Flash #74  --  38,436 (-  1.1%) 
07/2019: Flash #75  --  41,571 (+  8.2%) 
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6 months: -  5.5%
1 year  : - 26.5%
2 years : - 27.5%
5 years : - 17.9%
10 years: - 52.0%
15 years: - 15.0%

Issue #75: Regular: 28,858. Cardstock: 12,713. (2.3:1)

Ending issues of “Flash Year One,” with issue #75 being over-sized and -priced, and with a cardstock variant. 

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46 - LOIS LANE ($3.99)
07/2019: Lois Lane #1 of 12  -- 40,348 

That’s... within the realm of expectations? I suspect this was a hard one for retailers to try to figure out how to order.

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142/100 - CATWOMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Catwoman #33   --  24,007 
07/2014: Catwoman #33   --  18,945 
07/2015: Catwoman #42   --  21,983 
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07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%) [117,842]
08/2018: Catwoman #2    --  64,721 (- 47.3%)  [65,553]
09/2018: Catwoman #3    --  55,068 (- 14.9%)  [55,830]
10/2018: Catwoman #4    --  72,130 (+ 31.0%)  [72,244]
11/2018: Catwoman #5    --  50,131 (- 30.5%)  [50,313]
12/2018: Catwoman #6    --  48,014 (-  2.0%)  [49,326]
01/2019: Catwoman #7    --  35,490 (- 28.1%)
02/2019: Catwoman #8    --  32,360 (-  8.8%)
03/2019: Catwoman #9    --  43,952 (+ 35.8%)
04/2019: Catwoman #10   --  40,857 (-  7.0%)
05/2019: Catwoman #11   --  38,860 (-  4.9%)
06/2019: Catwoman #12   --  41,167 (+  5.9%)
07/2019: Catwoman #13   --  38,879 (-  5.6%)
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6 months: +  9.5%
1 year  : - 67.0%
5 years : +105.2%
15 years: + 61.9%

Regular: 16,254. Cardstock: 22,625. (0.7:1)

Last month’s mystery bump vanished just as mysteriously, even with a cardstock variant. Which was also an Artgerm variant, explaining why it was ordered at a higher level than the main cover.

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54 - BATMAN SECRET FILES ($4.99)
10/2018: Batman Secret Files #1 -- 58,707
07/2019: Batman Secret Files #2 -- 36,478 (- 39.2%)

Shoulda come up with an excuse to make this another #1...

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58 - BATMAN UNIVERSE ($4.99)
07/2019: Batman Universe #1 of 6 -- 35,826 

Limited series reprinting the Bendis/Derington stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Batman Giant

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59 - NAOMI (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
01/2019: Naomi #1 -- 27,777           [40,137]
02/2019: Naomi #2 -- 15,838 (- 41.7%) [23,386]
03/2019: Naomi #3 -- 14,691 (-  8.0%) [21,509]
04/2019: Naomi #4 -- 19,282 (+ 28.4%) [27,619]
05/2019: Naomi #5 -- 36,953 (+ 52.3%) [42,061]
06/2019: --
07/2019: Naomi #6 -- 35,307 (- 15.1%)          

Final issue—for now. Not a huge sales success, but look at how it was starting to take off—these are Mister Miracle level numbers and quite a rebound in sales. It was a surprise though, as artist Jamal Campbell had already taken on other work and won’t be available to drawn Naomi again until 2020. But return Naomi definitely will when Campbell’s schedule frees up.

(Also, I’ve removed the asterisks from issue #5, as it appears that those were actual sales numbers and not a fluke of stats from the printer error.)

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62 - THE GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2012: Green Lantern Ann. #1  -- 67,648  
10/2013: Green Lantern Ann. #2  -- 47,861 (- 29.2%) 
12/2014: Green Lantern Ann. #3  -- 34,278 (- 28.4%) 
09/2015: Green Lantern Ann. #4  -- 29,691 (- 13.4%) 
05/2018: Green Lanterns Ann. #1 -- 21,486 (- 29.3%) 
07/2019: The Green Lant. Ann #1 -- 34,577 (+ 13.8%)

Comes in right behind the regular title in terms of dollar rank (#42 & #43).

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71 - SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN ($3.99)
07/2019: Jimmy Olsen #1 of 12  -- 33,960 

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

This should have been ordered higher. Fraction + Lieber + Jimmy = comics gold.

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69, 110/178 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99, $4.99/$5.99)
07/2004: Wonder Woman #206 --  28,038
07/2009: Wonder Woman #34  --  30,131
07/2014: Wonder Woman #33  --  37,431  [38,170]
07/2015: Wonder Woman #42  --  36,668  [37,183]
07/2016: Wonder Woman #2   -- 114,135 
07/2016: Wonder Woman #3   -- 103,912 
07/2017: Wonder Woman #26  --  43,042  [43,006]
07/2017: Wonder Woman #27  --  42,371  [42,827]
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07/2018: Wonder Woman #50  --  38,375 (+ 11.8%) [38,472]
07/2018: Wonder Woman #51  --  50,901 (+ 39.9%) [53,808]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #52  --  36,259 (- 32.1%) [36,514]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #53  --  34,900 (-  2.6%) [35,553]
09/2018: Wonder Woman #54  --  34,966 (-  1.0%) [35,191]
09/2018: Wonder Woman #55  --  33,851 (-  2.9%) [34,162]
10/2018: Wonder Woman #56  --  55,178 (+ 61.6%) [55,214]
10/2018: Wonder Woman #57  --  42,217 (- 22.9%) [42,566]
11/2018: Wonder Woman #58  --  44,467 (+  6.2%) [45,188]
11/2018: Wonder Woman #59  --  37,418 (- 15.5%) [38,212]
12/2018: Wonder Woman #60  --  36,966 (-  3.2%)
01/2019: Wonder Woman #61  --  36,413 (-  1.5%) 
01/2019: Wonder Woman #62  --  33,780 (-  7.0%) 
01/2019: Wonder Woman #63  --  34,963 (+  3.2%) 
02/2019: Wonder Woman #64  --  45,866 (+ 31.2%) 
02/2019: Wonder Woman #65  --  46,007 (+  2.6%) [47,052]
03/2019: Wonder Woman #66  --  35,547 (- 24.5%) 
03/2019: Wonder Woman #67  --  33,665 (+ 16.6%) [41,434]
04/2019: Wonder Woman #68  --  37,676 (-  9.1%) 
04/2019: Wonder Woman #69  --  34,990 (-  7.1%) 
05/2019: Wonder Woman #70  --  34,503 (-  1.4%) 
05/2019: Wonder Woman #71  --  32,792 (-  5.0%) 
06/2019: Wonder Woman #72  --  32,604 (-  0.6%) 
06/2019: Wonder Woman #73  --  31,459 (-  3.5%) 
07/2019: Wonder Woman #74  --  31,334 (-  0.4%) 
07/2019: Wonder Woman #75  --  32,823 (+  4.8%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  8.6%
1 year  : - 30.5%
2 years : - 25.3%
5 years : - 16.0%
10 years: +  6.5%
15 years: + 14.4%

Issue #75: Regular: 20,442. Cardstock: 12,381. (1.7:1)

The 75th issue was over-sized and -priced, and had a cardstock variant. But all that added up to a very modest sales increase. 

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141/146 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2014: Harley Quinn #8    --  76,827  [79,664]
07/2015: Harley Quinn #18   --  59,566  [60,292]
07/2016: Harley Quinn #30   --  45,443 
07/2017: Harley Quinn #23   --  39,480  [39,684]
07/2017: Harley Quinn #24   --  38,124  [38,555]
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07/2018: Harley Quinn #45   --  30,518 (+  5.2%) [30,622]
07/2018: Harley Quinn #46   --  29,343 (-  2.8%) [29,764]
08/2018: Harley Quinn #47   --  29,144 (-  1.5%) [29,315]
08/2018: Harley Quinn #48   --  28,705 (-  1.6%) [28,841]
09/2018: Harley Quinn #49   --  29,293 (+  1.7%) [29,343]
09/2018: Harley Quinn #50   --  30,059 (+  3.5%) [30,364]
10/2018: Harley Quinn #51   --  30,709 (+  1.3%) [30,755]
10/2018: Harley Quinn #52   --  41,301 (+ 35.9%) [41,796]
11/2018: Harley Quinn #53   --  27,903 (- 33.0%) [27,985]
11/2018: Harley Quinn #54   --  28,028 (+  1.4%) [28,386]
12/2018: Harley Quinn #55   --  27,742 (-  2.3%)
12/2018: Harley Quinn #56   --  26,491 (-  4.5%)
01/2019: Harley Quinn #57   --  26,407 (-  0.3%)
02/2019: Harley Quinn #58   --  36,010 (+ 36.4%)
03/2019: Harley Quinn #59   --  44,298 (+ 23.0%)
04/2019: Harley Quinn #60   --  28,968 (- 34.6%)
05/2019: Harley Quinn #61   --  30,708 (+  6.0%)
06/2019: Harley Quinn #62   --  27,547 (- 10.3%)
07/2019: Harley Quinn #63   --  32,268 (+ 17.1%)
-----------------
6 months: + 22.2%
1 year  : +  6.9%
2 years : - 17.5%
5 years : - 59.5%

Regular: 16,334. Cardstock: 15,924. (1.0:1)

The cardstock variant was by regular variant artist Frank Cho; I’m thinking that these breakdowns are going us a good feel for what the typical variant cover ordering breakdown is.

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109/199 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2014: Justice League Dark #33 -- 28,297
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07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+160.3%) [64,590]
08/2018: Justice League Dark #2  -- 46,545 (- 25.7%) [47,986]
09/2018: Justice League Dark #3  -- 44,656 (-  4.9%) [45,632]
10/2018: Justice League Dark #4  -- 53,443 (+ 18.7%) [54,154]
11/2018: Justice League Dark #5  -- 43,953 (- 18.1%) [44,367]
12/2018: Justice League Dark #6  -- 41,720 (-  6.0%)
01/2019: Justice League Dark #7  -- 35,967 (- 13.8%)
02/2019: Justice League Dark #8  -- 33,554 (-  6.7%)
03/2019: Justice League Dark #9  -- 31,648 (-  5.7%)
04/2019: Justice League Dark #10 -- 32,439 (+  2.5%)
05/2019: Justice League Dark #11 -- 31,871 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Justice League Dark #12 -- 30,851 (-  3.2%)
07/2019: Justice League Dark #13 -- 31,480 (+  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.5%
1 year  : - 51.3%
5 years : + 11.2%

Regular: 20,661. Cardstock: 10,819. (1.9:1)

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116/198 - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Outsiders #14          -- 41,956
07/2009: Outsiders #20          -- 24,307
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05/2019: Batman & Outsiders #1  -- 51,958 (+219.4%)
06/2019: Batman & Outsiders #2  -- 34,745 (- 33.1%)
07/2019: Batman & Outsiders #3  -- 30,639 (- 11.8%)
-----------------
10 years: + 26.1%
15 years: - 27.0%

Regular: 19,765. Cardstock: 10,874. (1.8:1).

Normal third issue drop mitigated a slight bit by the variant cardstock cover.

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75 - BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III ($3.99)
05/2019: Batman/TMNT III #1 of 6 --  38,894 (+ 26.3%)
06/2019: Batman/TMNT III #2 of 6 --  32,424 (- 16.6%)
07/2019: Batman/TMNT III #3 of 6 --  29,545 (-  8.9%)

A mild third issue percentage drop, but even so it’s the lowest selling issue of a Batman/TMNT comic thus far. I’ll be surprised if there’s a fourth series (though that may depend on collection sales).

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82 - SUPERMAN: UP IN THE SKY ($4.99)
07/2019: Superman Sky #1 of 6 -- 28,028 

Limited series reprinting the King/Hope/Kubert stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Superman Giant

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139/190 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Teen Titans #13 -- 65,658  
07/2009: Teen Titans #73 -- 30,990
07/2014: Teen Titans #1  -- 52,358  [57,923]
07/2015: Teen Titans #10 -- 28,547  [28,963]
07/2016: Teen Titans #22 -- 19,005 
07/2017: Teen Titans #10 -- 35,308  [35,402]
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07/2018: Teen Titans #20 -- 67,978 (+ 78.5%) [71,257]
08/2018: Teen Titans #21 -- 32,095 (- 54.8%) [32,628]
09/2018: Teen Titans #22 -- 30,608 (-  4.6%) [30,765]
10/2018: Teen Titans #23 -- 36,902 (+ 20.6%) [37,016]
11/2018: Teen Titans #24 -- 27,192 (- 26.3%) [27,416]
12/2018: Teen Titans #25 -- 27,285 (-  0.5%)
01/2019: Teen Titans #26 -- 24,208 (- 11.3%)
02/2019: Teen Titans #27 -- 23,137 (-  4.4%)
03/2019: Teen Titans #28 -- 27,405 (+ 18.4%)
04/2019: Teen Titans #29 -- 27,137 (-  1.0%)
05/2019: Teen Titans #30 -- 26,502 (-  2.3%)
06/2019: Teen Titans #31 -- 24,208 (-  8.7%)
07/2019: Teen Titans #32 -- 27,905 (+ 15.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 15.3%
1 year  : - 60.8%
2 years : - 21.2%
5 years : - 51.8%
10 years: - 10.0%
15 years: - 57.5%

Regular: 16,428. Cardstock: 11,477. (1.4:1)

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88 - YOUNG JUSTICE (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
01/2019: Young Justice #1  -- 73,952 (+974,2%) [76,654]
02/2019: Young Justice #2  -- 37,081 (- 51.6%)
03/2019: Young Justice #3  -- 33,683 (-  9.2%)
04/2019: Young Justice #4  -- 31,319 (-  7.0%)
05/2019: Young Justice #5  -- 29,821 (-  4.8%)
06/2019: Young Justice #6  -- 28,182 (-  5.5%)
07/2019: Young Justice #7  -- 26,777 (-  5.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 65.1%

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140/211 - AQUAMAN ($4.99/$5.99)
07/2004: Aquaman #20 -- 24,408  
07/2014: Aquaman #33 -- 36,140  [36,581]
07/2015: Aquaman #42 -- 28,158  [28,479]
07/2016: Aquaman #2  -- 77,550 
07/2016: Aquaman #3  -- 75,196 
07/2017: Aquaman #26 -- 27,702  [28,392]
------------------------------
07/2018: Aquaman #38 -- 24,836 (+  3.2%)
08/2018: Aquaman #39 -- 30,311 (+ 22.8%) [30,490]
09/2018: Aquaman #40 -- 31,010 (+  3.0%) [31,406]
10/2018: Aquaman #41 -- 35,121 (+ 11.9%) [35,155]
11/2018: Aquaman #42 -- 38,608 (+ 11.8%) [39,314]
12/2018: Aquaman #43 -- 30,920 (- 18.1%) [32,180]
01/2019: Aquaman #44 -- 26,416 (- 15.9%) [27,071]
02/2019: Aquaman #45 -- 26,291 (-  1.2%) [26,754]
03/2019: Aquaman #46 -- 24,566 (-  8.2%) 
04/2019: Aquaman #47 -- 25,442 (+  3.6%) 
05/2019: Aquaman #48 -- 24,421 (-  4.0%) 
06/2019: Aquaman #49 -- 23,284 (-  4.7%) 
07/2019: Aquaman #50 -- 26,286 (+ 12.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  2.9%
1 year  : +  5.8%
2 years : -  7.4%
5 years : - 28.1%
15 years: +  7.7%

Regular: 16,373. Cardstock: 9,913. (1.7:1)

Over-sized and -priced issue. Tack on the extra $1 for the cardstock cover, and that’s $6 for an Aquaman comic.

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190 - DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS (Young Animal) ($3.99)
07/2004: Doom Patrol #2    -- 33,597 
07/2017: Doom Patrol #7    -- 18,432 
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07/2018: --
08/2018: --
09/2018: --
10/2018: Doom Patrol #12   -- 13,448 (- 12.3%)
11/2018: --
12/2018: --
01/2019: --
01/2019: --
01/2019: --
01/2019: --
01/2019: --
01/2019: --
07/2019: Weight Worlds #1  -- 25,896 (+ 92.6%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : + 40.5%
15 years: - 22.9%

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

I’ll admit it, I thought that Young Animal was done. But here it is back again, just in time for the end of Vertigo, the imprint that inspired it. Doom Patrol is the only YA title to return with a new series, which makes sense seeing as it was the best-selling YA series, and has a well-received television series on DC Universe.

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148/212 - NIGHTWING ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Nightwing #95  --  30,392
07/2014: Grayson #1     --  81,433  [90,388]
07/2015: Grayson #10    --  33,990  [34,882]
07/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 140,631 
07/2016: Nightwing #1   -- 126,266 
07/2017: Nightwing #24  --  35,370  [35,451]
07/2017: Nightwing #25  --  34,587  [34,951]
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07/2018: Nightwing #46  --  26,899 (+  2.5%) [26,931]
08/2018: Nightwing #47  --  26,467 (-  1.8%) [26,440]
09/2018: Nightwing #48  --  25,733 (-  2.7%)
09/2018: Nightwing #49  --  25,475 (-  1.0%)
10/2018: Nightwing #50  --  29,450 (+ 24.6%) [31,751]
10/2018: Nightwing #51  --  35,026 (+ 11.4%) [35,379]
11/2018: Nightwing #52  --  26,623 (- 24.5%) [26,705]
11/2018: Nightwing #53  --  26,442 (+  0.5%) [26,826]
12/2018: Nightwing #54  --  28,269 (+  5.4%)
12/2018: Nightwing #55  --  26,060 (-  7.8%)
01/2019: Nightwing #56  --  25,044 (-  3.9%)
02/2019: Nightwing #57  --  26,845 (+  7.2%)
03/2019: Nightwing #58  --  25,433 (-  5.3%)
04/2019: Nightwing #59  --  24,677 (-  3.0%)
05/2019: Nightwing #60  --  24,233 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Nightwing #61  --  22,621 (-  6.7%)
07/2019: Nightwing #62  --  25,753 (+ 13.8%)
-----------------
6 months: +  2.8%
1 year  : -  4.4%
2 years : - 26.8%
5 years : - 71.5%
15 years: - 15.3%

Regular: 15,859. Cardstock: 9,894. (1.6:1).

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93, 173/222 - BATGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Batgirl #54 --  25,905 
07/2014: Batgirl #33  -- 37,186  [37,506]
07/2015: Batgirl #42 --  33,168  [34,194]
07/2016: Batgirl #1  -- 105,795 
07/2017: Batgirl #13 --  22,356 
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07/2018: --
08/2018: Batgirl #25 --  37,712 (+ 43.9%) [37,668]
08/2018: Batgirl #26 --  25,947 (- 30.2%) [26,302]
09/2018: Batgirl #27 --  28,843 (+ 11.0%) [29,201]
10/2018: Batgirl #28 --  37,397 (+ 34.2%) [39,185]
11/2018: Batgirl #29 --  35,356 (-  9.0%) [35,665]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Batgirl #30 --  31,084 (- 12.8%)
01/2019: Batgirl #31 --  33,287 (+  7.1%)
02/2019: Batgirl #32 --  29,839 (- 10.4%)
03/2019: Batgirl #33 --  24,034 (- 19.5%)
04/2019: Batgirl #34 --  28,271 (+ 17.6%)
05/2019: Batgirl #35 --  26,340 (-  6.8%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Batgirl #36 --  23,794 (-  9.7%)
07/2019: Batgirl #37 --  22,430 (-  5.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.2%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : +  3.4%
5 years : - 38.4%
15 years: - 10.8%

Issue #37: Regular: 13,126. Cardstock: 9,304. (1.4:1)

Issue #36 was the final issue of the Scott/Pelletier run, while issue #37 brought on the new creative team of Castellucci & Di Giandomenico. 

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168/214 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2015: Deathstroke #8  --  33,648  [34,754]
07/2016: Deathstroke #20 --  20,562
07/2017: Deathstroke #21 --  24,956  
-----------------------------------
07/2018: Deathstroke #33 --  36,092 (-  7.0%) [36,134]
08/2018: Deathstroke #34 --  35,168 (-  4.8%) [34,405]
09/2018: Deathstroke #35 --  31,554 (-  7.7%) [31,761]
10/2018: Deathstroke #36 --  27,299 (- 13.8%) [27,387]
11/2018: Deathstroke #37 --  30,734 (+ 12.2%) [30,719]
12/2018: Deathstroke #38 --  28,803 (-  6.2%)
01/2019: Deathstroke #39 --  21,442 (- 25.6%)
02/2019: Deathstroke #40 --  19,608 (-  8.6%)
03/2019: Deathstroke #41 --  21,167 (+  8.0%)
04/2019: Deathstroke #42 --  26,054 (+ 23.1%)
05/2019: Deathstroke #43 --  24,857 (-  4.6%)
06/2019: Deathstroke #44 --  21,785 (- 12.4%)
07/2019: Deathstroke #45 --  23,386 (+  7.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 24.5%
1 year  : - 44.0%
2 years : - 21.1%

Regular: 13,513. Cardstock: 9,873. (1.4:1)

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156/240 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99/$4.99)
09/2018: Justice League Odyssey #1  -- 57,114           [58,286]
10/2018: Justice League Odyssey #2  -- 46,662 (- 19.0%) [47,239]
11/2018: Justice League Odyssey #3  -- 35,727 (- 23.8%) [36,011]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #4  -- 31,696 (- 12.0%)
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #5  -- 28,776 (-  9.2%)
02/2019: Justice League Odyssey #6  -- 26,248 (-  8.8%)
03/2019: Justice League Odyssey #7  -- 24,378 (-  7.1%)
04/2019: Justice League Odyssey #8  -- 23,493 (-  3.6%)
05/2019: Justice League Odyssey #9  -- 24,512 (+  4.3%)
06/2019: Justice League Odyssey #10 -- 24,053 (-  1.9%)
07/2019: Justice League Odyssey #11 -- 23,346 (-  2.9%)
-----------------
6 months:   n.a.

Regular: 14,950. Cardstock: 8,396. (1.8:1)

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97 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2012: Justice League Dark Annual #1 -- 32,293 
10/2014: Justice League Dark Annual #2 -- 18,161 (- 33.3%) 
07/2019: Justice League Dark Annual #1 -- 23,104 (+ 27.2%) 

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167/229 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2009: Supergirl #43  --  32,849 
07/2014: Supergirl #33  --  22,802
07/2017: Supergirl #11  --  21,319 
----------------------------------
07/2018: --
08/2018: Supergirl #21  --  28,507 (-  7.3%) [28,782]
09/2018: Supergirl #22  --  22,113 (- 23.2%)
10/2018: Supergirl #23  --  44,775 (+102.0%) [44,667]
11/2018: Supergirl #24  --  21,295 (- 52.3%)
12/2018: Supergirl #25  --  21,564 (+  1.3%)
01/2018: Supergirl #26  --  29,499 (+ 36.8%)
02/2019: Supergirl #27  --  19,980 (- 32.3%)
03/2018: Supergirl #28  --  32,370 (+ 62.0%)
04/2018: Supergirl #29  --  19,550 (- 39.6%)
05/2018: Supergirl #30  --  18,443 (-  5.7%)
06/2018: Supergirl #31  --  20,903 (+ 13.3%)
07/2018: Supergirl #32  --  22,532 (+  7.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.1%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : -  5.4%
5 years : -  7.0%
10 years: - 36.1%

Regular: 13,681. Cardstock: 8,851. (1.5:1)

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112 - COLLAPSER (Young Animal) ($3.99)
07/2019: Collapser #1 of 6 -- 22,123 

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

This month’s other YA title. If past performance is any guide, this will be down around 10K for its final issue.

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180/224 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 -- 20,669 
07/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #2    -- 26,829
07/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 97,722 
07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 -- 26,251 
-----------------------------------------
07/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 18,829 (-  1.1%)
08/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #25 -- 21,874 (+ 16.2%)
09/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #26 -- 24,688 (+ 12.9%)
10/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #27   -- 30,343 (+ 24.3%) [30,688]
11/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #28   -- 24,485 (- 20.2%)
12/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #29   -- 23,836 (-  2.7%)
01/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #30   -- 20,247 (- 15.1%)
02/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #31   -- 19,546 (-  3.5%)
03/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #32   -- 18,389 (-  5.9%)
04/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #33   -- 24,706 (+ 34.4%)
05/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #34   -- 18,389 (- 23.2%)
06/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #35   -- 18,067 (-  4.8%)
07/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #36   -- 21,308 (+ 17.9%)
-----------------
6 months: +  5.2%
1 year  : + 13.2%
2 years : - 18.8%
5 years : +  3.1%

Regular: 12,120. Cardstock: 9,188. (1.3:1)

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111 - WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME ($4.99)
07/2019: WW Come Back #1 of 6 -- 20,308 

Limited series reprinting the Conner/Palmiotti/Hardin stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Justice League Giant

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181/246 - HAWKMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2004: Hawkman #30 -- 25,403
------------------------------
07/2018: Hawkman #2  -- 30,781 (- 28.2%) [31,501]
08/2018: Hawkman #3  -- 27,331 (- 12.1%) [27,694]
09/2018: Hawkman #4  -- 24,687 (- 10.9%)
10/2018: Hawkman #5  -- 30,171 (+ 22.7%) [30,303]
11/2018: Hawkman #6  -- 21,818 (- 28.0%)
12/2018: Hawkman #7  -- 20,625 (-  5.5%)
01/2019: Hawkman #8  -- 20,198 (-  2.1%)
02/2019: Hawkman #9  -- 18,829 (-  6.8%)
03/2019: Hawkman #10 -- 18,269 (-  3.0%)
04/2019: Hawkman #11 -- 18,392 (+  0.7%)
05/2019: Hawkman #12 -- 18,135 (-  1.4%)
06/2019: Hawkman #13 -- 17,524 (-  3.4%)
07/2019: Hawkman #14 -- 19,934 (+ 13.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.0%
1 year  : - 60.1%
15 years: - 35.8%

Regular: 12,090. Cardstock: 7,844. (1.5:1)

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131 - ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS ($3.99)
07/2017: Super Sons #6        -- 35,461  [35,737]
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07/2018: --
08/2018: Adventures #1 of 12  -- 36,795 (+ 72.3%) [47,323]
09/2018: Adventures #2 of 12  -- 26,500 (- 43.3%) [26,813]
10/2018: Adventures #3 of 12  -- 23,839 (- 11.1%)
11/2018: Adventures #4 of 12  -- 22,320 (-  6.4%)
12/2018: Adventures #5 of 12  -- 20,965 (-  6.1%)
01/2019: Adventures #6 of 12  -- 19,969 (-  4.8%)
02/2019: Adventures #7 of 12  -- 19,570 (-  2.0%)
03/2019: Adventures #8 of 12  -- 19,071 (-  2.5%)
04/2019: Adventures #9 of 12  -- 18,573 (-  2.6%)
05/2019: Adventures #10 of 12 -- 18,233 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Adventures #11 of 12 -- 17,857 (-  2.1%)
07/2019: Adventures #12 of 12 -- 17,624 (-  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.7%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 50.7%

Pretty stable for its final issue. 

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189/279 - THE TERRIFICS ($3.99/$4.99)
07/2018: Terrifics #6  -- 24,736 (-  7.3%) 
08/2018: Terrifics #7  -- 22,825 (-  7.7%) 
09/2018: Terrifics #8  -- 21,240 (-  6.9%) 
10/2018: Terrifics #9  -- 25,545 (+ 20.3%) 
11/2018: Terrifics #10 -- 19,035 (- 25.5%) 
12/2018: --
01/2019: Terrifics #11 -- 17,352 (-  8.8%) 
01/2019: Terrifics #12 -- 16,657 (-  4.0%) 
02/2019: Terrifics #13 -- 15,917 (-  4.4%) 
03/2019: Terrifics #14 -- 15,294 (-  3.9%) 
04/2019: Terrifics #15 -- 14,598 (-  4.6%) 
05/2019: Terrifics #16 -- 14,022 (-  3.9%) 
06/2019: Terrifics #17 -- 13,486 (-  3.8%) 
07/2019: Terrifics #18 -- 17,415 (+ 29.1%) 
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6 months: +  2.4%
1 year  : - 29.7%

Regular: 11,483. Cardstock: 5,932. (1.9:1).

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154 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($3.99)
07/2015: Martian Manhunter #2        -- 24,957 
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12/2018: Martian Manhunter #1 of 12  -- 39,312 (+224.6%) [40,748]
01/2019: Martian Manhunter #2 of 12  -- 26,573 (- 34.8%)
02/2019: Martian Manhunter #3 of 12  -- 22,431 (- 15.6%)
03/2019: Martian Manhunter #4 of 12  -- 19,187 (- 14.5%)
04/2019: --
05/2019: Martian Manhunter #5 of 12  -- 17,958 (-  6.5%)
06/2019: Martian Manhunter #6 of 12  -- 16,295 (-  9.3%)
07/2019: Martian Manhunter #7 of 12  -- 15,064 (-  7.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 43.3%

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158 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
07/2014: Universe #12      -- 14,419 
07/2015: Batman Beyond #2  -- 35,000  [35,238]
07/2016: Batman Beyond #14 -- 18,001
07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 -- 22,871 
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07/2018: Batman Beyond #22 -- 15,839 (-  1.3%)
08/2018: Batman Beyond #23 -- 15,743 (-  0.6%)
09/2018: Batman Beyond #24 -- 15,863 (+  0.8%)
10/2018: Batman Beyond #25 -- 24,219 (+ 55.7%) [24,703]
11/2018: Batman Beyond #26 -- 18,652 (- 24.5%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Batman Beyond #27 -- 16,695 (- 10.5%)
01/2019: Batman Beyond #28 -- 16,018 (-  4.1%)
02/2019: Batman Beyond #29 -- 16,174 (+  1.0%)
03/2019: Batman Beyond #30 -- 16,427 (+  1.6%)
04/2019: Batman Beyond #31 -- 17,280 (+  5.2%)
05/2019: Batman Beyond #32 -- 15,398 (- 10.9%)
06/2019: Batman Beyond #33 -- 14,889 (-  3.3%)
07/2019: Batman Beyond #34 -- 14,742 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.9%
1 year  : -  6.9%
2 years : - 35.5%
5 years : +  2.2%

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161 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ANNUAL ($4.99)
05/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #1 -- 30,157  
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #2 -- 16,912 (- 43.9%) 
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #1 -- 20,638 (+ 22.0%)  
08/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #2 -- 16,132 (- 21.8%)  
07/2019: Red Hood Outlaw Ann. #3    -- 14,144 (- 12.3%)  

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171 - WONDER TWINS (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
02/2019: Wonder Twins #1 of 6  -- 27,584           [28,154]
03/2019: Wonder Twins #2 of 6  -- 19,892 (- 29.3%)
04/2019: Wonder Twins #3 of 6  -- 16,951 (- 14.8%)
05/2019: Wonder Twins #4 of 12 -- 15,643 (-  7.7%)
06/2019: Wonder Twins #5 of 12 -- 13,994 (- 10.5%)
07/2019: Wonder Twins #6 of 12 -- 13,214 (-  5.6%)

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176 - THE DREAMING (Sandman Universe) (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Dreaming #1  -- 37,258           [38,029]
10/2018: Dreaming #2  -- 21,559 (- 43.3%)
11/2018: Dreaming #3  -- 19,815 (-  8.1%)
12/2018: Dreaming #4  -- 18,185 (-  8.2%)
01/2018: Dreaming #5  -- 17,054 (-  6.2%)
02/2018: Dreaming #6  -- 15,989 (-  6.2%)
03/2018: Dreaming #7  -- 15,046 (-  5.9%)
04/2018: Dreaming #8  -- 14,409 (-  4.2%)
05/2018: Dreaming #9  -- 13,749 (-  4.6%)
06/2018: Dreaming #10 -- 12,983 (-  5.6%)
07/2018: Dreaming #11 -- 12,501 (-  3.7%)
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6 months: - 26.7%


200 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Sandman Universe) (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2018: Books of Magic #1  -- 32,284 (+206.0%) [33,255]
11/2018: Books of Magic #2  -- 18,189 (- 45.3%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Books of Magic #3  -- 15,886 (- 12.7%)
01/2019: Books of Magic #4  -- 14,581 (-  8.2%)
02/2019: Books of Magic #5  -- 13,864 (-  4.8%)
03/2019: Books of Magic #6  -- 13,177 (-  5.1%)
04/2019: Books of Magic #7  -- 12,524 (-  5.0%)
05/2019: Books of Magic #8  -- 11,918 (-  4.8%)
06/2019: Books of Magic #9  -- 11,305 (-  5.1%)
07/2019: Books of Magic #10 -- 10,779 (-  4.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 29.2%


201 - LUCIFER (Sandman Universe) (Vertigo) ($3.99)
07/2004: Lucifer #52 -- 12,957 
07/2016: Lucifer #8  --  9,968 
------------------------------
10/2018: Lucifer #1  -- 28,216 (+349.6%) [28,805]
11/2018: Lucifer #2  -- 16,871 (- 41.4%)
12/2018: Lucifer #3  -- 14,929 (- 11.5%)
01/2019: Lucifer #4  -- 14,474 (-  3.0%)
02/2019: Lucifer #5  -- 13,413 (-  7.3%)
03/2019: Lucifer #6  -- 12,721 (-  5.2%)
04/2019: Lucifer #7  -- 12,114 (-  4.8%)
05/2019: Lucifer #8  -- 11,611 (-  4.2%)
06/2019: Lucifer #9  -- 11,201 (-  3.5%)
07/2019: Lucifer #10 -- 10,746 (-  4.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.8%
15 years: - 17.1%


235 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Sandman Universe) (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: House of Whispers #1  -- 28,346           [29,282]
10/2018: House of Whispers #2  -- 16,763 (- 40.9%)
11/2018: House of Whispers #3  -- 14,943 (- 10.9%)
12/2018: House of Whispers #4  -- 13,619 (-  8.9%)
01/2019: House of Whispers #5  -- 12,505 (-  8.2%)
02/2019: House of Whispers #6  -- 11,566 (-  7.5%)
03/2019: House of Whispers #7  -- 10,874 (-  6.0%)
04/2019: House of Whispers #8  -- 10,155 (-  6.6%)
05/2019: House of Whispers #9  --  9,646 (-  5.0%)
06/2019: House of Whispers #10 --  9,024 (-  6.4%)
07/2019: House of Whispers #11 --  8,658 (-  4.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 30.8%

DC’s November solicitations have the Sandman Universe titles listed as Black Label.

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185 - FREEDOM FIGHTERS ($3.99)
12/2018: Freedom Fighters #1 of 12  -- 23,826 (+199.7%) [25,248]
01/2019: Freedom Fighters #2 of 12  -- 14,091 (- 44.2%)
02/2019: Freedom Fighters #3 of 12  -- 13,619 (-  3.3%)
03/2019: Freedom Fighters #4 of 12  -- 13,130 (-  3.6%)
04/2019: Freedom Fighters #5 of 12  -- 12,653 (-  3.6%)
05/2019: Freedom Fighters #6 of 12  -- 12,348 (-  2.4%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Freedom Fighters #7 of 12  -- 11,800 (-  4.4%)
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6 months: - 16.3%

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195 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
07/2017: The Wild Storm #6  -- 22,640
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07/2018: The Wild Storm #15 -- 13,787 (-  2.3%)
08/2018: The Wild Storm #16 -- 13,712 (-  0.5%)
09/2018: The Wild Storm #17 -- 13,211 (-  3.7%)
10/2018: The Wild Storm #18 -- 13,021 (-  1.4%)
11/2018: --
12/2018: --
01/2019: The Wild Storm #19 -- 12,360 (-  5.1%)
02/2019: The Wild Storm #20 -- 12,312 (-  0.4%)
03/2019: The Wild Storm #21 -- 11,257 (-  8.6%)
04/2019: The Wild Storm #22 -- 11,353 (+  0.9%)
05/2019: The Wild Storm #23 -- 11,244 (-  1.0%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: The Wild Storm #24 -- 11,149 (-  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.8%
1 year  : - 19.1%
2 years : - 50.8%

The WildCATs series that had been planned for August has been indefinitely postponed. If I had to guess, I’d say that the when the orders came in for the first issue, DC were not terribly thrilled. 

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223 - DIAL H FOR HERO (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
03/2019: Dial H for Hero #1 of 6  -- 21,832 (+ 96.9%)
04/2019: Dial H for Hero #2 of 6  -- 12,896 (- 40.9%)
05/2019: Dial H for Hero #3 of 12 -- 11,000 (- 14.7%)
06/2019: Dial H for Hero #4 of 12 --  9,963 (-  9.4%)
07/2019: Dial H for Hero #5 of 12 --  9,277 (-  6.9%)

You’ve got to wonder what the calculus was in deciding to extend this to twelve issues. I mean I’m happy about it, as I’m really enjoying this latest take on Dial H; but it certainly is a head scratcher.

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237 - FEMALE FURIES ($3.99)
02/2019: Female Furies #1 of 6 -- 26,515
03/2019: Female Furies #2 of 6 -- 13,585 (- 48.8%)
04/2019: Female Furies #3 of 6 -- 10,951 (- 19.4%)
05/2019: Female Furies #4 of 6 --  9,772 (- 10.8%)
06/2019: Female Furies #5 of 6 --  9,084 (-  7.0%)
07/2019: Female Furies #6 of 6 --  8,499 (-  6.4%)

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239 - PEARL (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2017: Pearl #1 of 6 -- 32,701           [33,643]
09/2017: Pearl #2      -- 16,808 (- 50.0%) 
10/2017: Pearl #3      -- 13,760 (- 18.1%) 
11/2017: Pearl #4      -- 11,693 (- 15.0%) 
12/2017: Pearl #5      -- 10,584 (-  9.5%) 
01/2018: Pearl #6      --  9,988 (-  5.6%) 
02/2019: --
03/2019: Pearl #7      --  9,798 (-  1.9%) 
04/2019: Pearl #8      --  9,412 (-  3.9%) 
05/2019: Pearl #9      --  9,027 (-  4.1%) 
06/2019: Pearl #10     --  8,700 (-  3.6%) 
07/2019: Pearl #11     --  8,438 (-  3.0%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 15.5%

Ending with issue #12

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228 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
07/2004: Teen Titans Go! #97  -- 14,067
07/2014: -- 
07/2015: -- 
07/2016: -- 
07/2017: --
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07/2018: --
08/2018: Teen Titans Go! #29 --  9,049 (+  4.9%)
09/2018: Teen Titans Go! #30 --  8,867 (-  2.0%)
10/2018: --
11/2018: Teen Titans Go! #31 --  8,597 (-  3.0%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Teen Titans Go! #32 --  8,143 (-  5.3%)
02/2019: --
03/2019: Teen Titans Go! #33 --  8,027 (-  1.4%)
04/2019: --
05/2019: Teen Titans Go! #34 --  7,818 (-  2.6%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Teen Titans Go! #35 --  7,658 (-  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.0%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
15 years: - 45.6%

Ending with issue #36 in September.

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300 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5  --  9,042 
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11 --  6,809 
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17 --  7,892  
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 --  6,028 
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07/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #40 --  6,526 (-  6.1%)
08/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #41 --  5,804 (- 11.1%)
09/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #42 --  5,879 (+  1.3%)
10/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43 --  6,281 (+  6.8%)
11/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #44 --  5,580 (- 11.2%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45 --  5,814 (+  4.2%)
01/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #46 --  5,305 (-  8.8%)
02/2019: --
03/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #47 --  5,088 (-  4.1%)
04/2019: --
05/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #48 --  5,686 (+ 11.8%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #49 --  5,351 (-  5.9%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.8%
1 year  : - 18.0%
2 years : - 11.2%
5 years : - 40.8%

Ending with issue #50 in September.

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321 - AMERICAN CARNAGE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2018: American Carnage #1  -- 12,891           [13,436]
12/2018: American Carnage #2  --  7,434 (- 44.7%) 
01/2019: American Carnage #3  --  6,539 (- 12.0%) 
02/2019: American Carnage #4  --  5,673 (- 13.2%) 
03/2019: American Carnage #5  --  5,350 (-  5.7%) 
04/2019: American Carnage #6  --  5,111 (-  4.5%) 
05/2019: American Carnage #7  --  4,919 (-  3.8%) 
06/2019: American Carnage #8  --  4,658 (-  5.3%) 
07/2019: American Carnage #9  --  4,495 (-  3.5%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 31.3%

Final issue.

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345 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
05/2004: Looney Tunes #116 -- 3,203
07/2009: Looney Tunes #176 -- ?????
07/2014: -- 
07/2015: --
07/2016: --
07/2017: Looney Tunes #238 -- ????? (< 4,435)
-----------------------------------
07/2018: Looney Tunes #244 -- 3,080 (+  1.4%) 
08/2018: --
09/2018: Looney Tunes #245 -- 3,346 (+  8.6%) 
10/2018: --
11/2018: Looney Tunes #246 -- 3,109 (-  7.1%) 
12/2018: --
01/2019: Looney Tunes #247 -- 3,151 (+  1.4%) 
02/2019: --
03/2019: Looney Tunes #248 -- 3,027 (-  3.9%) 
04/2019: --
05/2019: Looney Tunes #249 -- 3,284 (+  8.5%) 
06/2019: --
07/2019: Looney Tunes #250 -- 3,628 (+ 10.5%) 
-----------------
6 months: +  3.7%
1 year  : +  6.1%
2 years :    ????
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    ????
15 years: +  2.0%

DC’s lowest-selling new issue for July.

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Average Periodical Sales (not counting reprints, reorders shipping after the initial month of release, director’s cuts, and magazines; based on first-month sales only.)

DC COMICS
07/2004: 30,542
07/2009: 30,905
07/2014: 32,760 **
07/2015: 27,005 **
07/2016: 63,656 **
07/2017: 30,743 **
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07/2018: 40,199 (+ 28.1%) 
08/2018: 29,661 (- 26.2%) 
09/2018: 33,904 (+ 14.3%) 
10/2018: 32,789 (-  3.3%) 
11/2018: 29,150 (- 11.1%) 
12/2018: 36,514 (+ 25.3%) 
01/2019: 27,526 (- 24.6%) 
02/2019: 29,807 (+  8.3%) 
03/2019: 36,887 (+ 23.8%) 
04/2019: 29,141 (- 21.0%) 
05/2019: 36,909 (+ 26.7%) 
06/2019: 35,745 (-  3.2%) 
07/2019: 33,289 (-  6.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 20.9%
1 year  : - 17.2%
2 years : +  8.3%
5 years : +  1.6%
10 years: +  7.7%
15 years: +  9.0%


DC UNIVERSE
07/2004: 34,975 
07/2009: 41,218 
07/2014: 40,945  
07/2015: 32,688 
07/2016: 90,237
07/2017: 37,764
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07/2018: 50,334 (+ 27.5%)
08/2018: 33,866 (- 32.7%)
09/2018: 40,021 (+ 18.2%)
10/2018: 40,096 (+  0.2%)
11/2018: 35,313 (- 11.9%)
12/2018: 44,269 (+ 25.4%)
01/2019: 32,835 (- 25.8%)
02/2019: 34,801 (+  6.0%)
03/2019: 46,190 (+ 32.7%)
04/2019: 34,471 (- 25.4%)
05/2019: 43,378 (+ 25.8%)
06/2019: 41,806 (-  3.6%)
07/2019: 38,444 (-  8.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 17.1%
1 year  : - 23.6%
2 years : +  1.8%
5 years : -  6.1%
10 years: -  6.7%
15 years: +  9.9%


WILDSTORM
07/2004: 17,670 
07/2009:  8,519
07/2017: 22,640
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07/2018: 10,067 (-  2.2%)
08/2018:  9,997 (-  0.7%)
09/2018:  9,671 (-  3.3%)
10/2018:  9,575 (-  1.0%)
11/2018:  --
12/2018:  --
01/2019: 12,360 (+ 29.1%)
02/2019: 12,312 (-  0.4%)
03/2019: 11,257 (-  8.6%)
04/2019: 11,353 (+  0.9%)
05/2019: 11,244 (-  1.0%)
06/2019:  --
07/2019: 11,149 (-  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.8%
1 year  : + 10.7%
2 years : - 50.8%
10 years: + 30.9%
15 years: - 36.9%


VERTIGO, YOUNG ANIMAL & JINXWORLD
07/2004: 18,107
07/2009: 11,055
07/2014: 15,803 ** 
07/2015: 15,251 **
07/2016:  6,328 **
07/2017:  9,751 **
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07/2018:  5,366 (-  7.2%) 
08/2018: 23,104 (+330.6%) 
09/2018: 22,472 (-  2.7%) 
10/2018: 17,168 (- 23.6%) 
11/2018: 13,012 (- 24.2%) 
12/2018: 11,983 (-  7.9%) 
01/2019: 10,822 (-  9.7%) 
02/2019: 10,732 (-  0.8%) 
03/2019:  9,739 (-  9.3%) 
04/2019:  9,496 (-  9.3%) 
05/2019:  9,635 (+  1.5%) 
06/2019:  8,584 (+  1.5%) 
07/2019: 12,955 (+ 50.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 19.7%
1 year  : +141.4%
2 years : + 32.9%
5 years : - 18.0%
10 years: + 17.2%
15 years: - 28.5%

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
07/2004: 2,229,598
07/2009: 2,441,522
07/2014: 2,817,397 **
07/2015: 2,052,349 **  
07/2016: 4,010,332 **  
07/2017: 2,121,295 **  
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07/2018: 2,452,128 (+  4.5%) 
08/2018: 2,135,622 (- 12.9%) 
09/2018: 2,203,739 (+  3.2%) 
10/2018: 2,557,578 (+  3.2%) 
11/2018: 1,953,053 (- 23.6%) 
12/2018: 1,898,752 (-  2.8%) 
01/2019: 2,367,265 (+ 24.7%) 
02/2019: 1,758,617 (- 25.7%) 
03/2019: 2,213,196 (+ 25.8%) 
04/2019: 1,515,307 (- 31.5%) 
05/2019: 2,177,609 (+ 43.7%) 
06/2019: 1,787,229 (- 25.7%) 
07/2019: 2,130,506 (- 25.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 10.0%
1 year  : - 13.1%
2 years : +  0.4%
5 years : - 24.4%
10 years: - 12.7%
15 years: -  4.4%

There were 64 new comics from DC this month, up greatly from last month’s Diamond-era low of 50. A fifth week (with Annuals), plus the three Walmart reprint launches and the return of Young Animal all contributed to the increase.


Sales Indices
=============

The Sales Index number is the ratio of that comic’s sales to the average sales of all comics in that category.

DCU: Average: 38,444. Median: 31,407. No.: 52. Total: 1,999,084.

3.4 - DCeased
2.7 - Batman Last Knight on Earth
2.6 - Batman (75)
2.4 - Batman Curse of the White Knight
2.3 - Batman Who Laughs
2.0 - Batman (74)
1.5 - Event Leviathan
1.5 - Detective Comics (1008)
1.5 - Justice League (27)
1.5 - Detective Comics (1007)
1.4 - Justice League (28)
1.4 - Superman
1.1 - Action Comics
1.1 - The Green Lantern
1.1 - Flash (75)
1.0 - Lois Lane
1.0 - Catwoman
1.0 - Flash (74)
0.9 - Batman Secret Files
0.9 - Batman Universe
0.9 - Naomi
0.9 - The Green Lantern Annual
0.9 - Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
0.9 - Wonder Woman (75)
0.8 - Harley Quinn
0.8 - Justice League Dark
0.8 - Wonder Woman (74)
0.8 - Batman and the Outsiders
0.8 - Batman/TMNT III
0.7 - Superman Up in the Sky
0.7 - Teen Titans
0.7 - Young Justice
0.7 - Aquaman
0.7 - Nightwing
0.6 - Batgirl (36)
0.6 - Deathstroke
0.6 - Justice League Odyssey
0.6 - Justice League Dark Annual 
0.6 - Supergirl
0.6 - Batgirl (37)
0.6 - Red Hood Outlaw
0.5 - Wonder Woman Come Back to Me
0.5 - Hawkman
0.5 - Adventures of the Super Sons
0.5 - The Terrifics
0.4 - Martian Manhunter
0.4 - Batman Beyond
0.4 - Red Hood Outlaw Annual
0.3 - Wonder Twins
0.3 - Freedom Fighters
0.2 - Dial H for Hero
0.2 - Female Furies


Vertigo, Young Animal & Jinxworld: Average: 12,955. Median: 10,763. No.: 8. Total: 103,636.

2.0 - Doom Patrol Weight of the World
1.7 - Collapser
1.0 - The Dreaming
0.8 - The Books of Magic
0.8 - Lucifer
0.7 - House of Whispers
0.7 - Pearl
0.3 - American Carnage


WildStorm: Average: 11,149. Median: 11,149. No.: 1. Total: 11,149

1.0 - The Wild Storm


Digital First & Other: Average: 5,546. Median: 5,351. No.: 3. Total: 16,637.

1.4 - Teen Titans Go!
1.0 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.7 - Looney Tunes 

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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com and Comichron, according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

ICv2.com's and Comichron’s estimates are somewhat lower than the actual numbers, but they are consistent from month to month, so the trends they show are fairly accurate. Since it's a "month-to-month" column, the comments, unless otherwise noted, are on the most recent month.

Bear in mind that the figures measure sales of physical comics to retailers, not customers. Also, these numbers do not include many sales to bookstores, newsstands, libraries, other mass-market retail chains, or the United Kingdom. Re-orders are included, so long as they either reached stores in a book's initial calendar month of release or were strong enough to make the chart again in a subsequent month; or they show up in the year-end Top 1000. Keep in mind that sales for some titles may include incentives to acquire variants and not every unit sold is necessarily even intended to be sold to a customer.

If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book's initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. "[36,599]"). Likewise, any lower numbers due to returns or other factors returns will also be reflected in the brackets. Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used. Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it's a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent. 

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don't tell us much about their performance. Likewise, Digital First comics are published online before print, and may do a significant amount of their sales in that arena. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well. 

Please keep in mind that raw sales numbers do not tell us about how profitable a book is for a publisher or for the creators.

Above all, do not allow sales numbers to dictate your purchasing and enjoyment of a particular comic. If you enjoy reading a comic series then go right on buying and reading that comic, no matter what the sales figures say.

** Two asterisks after a given month in the average charts mean that one or more periodical release did not make the Top 300 chart in that month. In those cases, it's assumed that said releases sold as many units as the No. 300 comic on the chart for that month for the purposes of the chart, although its actual sales are likely to be less than that.

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer; The International Sisterhood of Equipment Operators and Tradeswomen; or my former neighbor's dog Miles.



The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and tweets about comics and related subjects on Twitter at @davereadscomics (PM me there is you need to contact me). As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

This article was originally published August 18, 2019 on Yet Another Comics Blog.