Friday, September 23, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - September 23, 2016

Big Nate: From the Top
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (-). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
2 (+1). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms
3 (-1). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
4 (+20). American Born Chinese
5 (-1). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
6 (+6). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
7 (-2). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
8 (-2). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
9 (-2). Saga Volume 6
10 (-1). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1 (Kindle)
11 (-). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
12 (-2). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
13 (-5). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
14 (+16). The Walking Dead Compendium One
15 (+12). Because I'm a Maid! Episode 1 (Kindle)
16 (+13). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
17 (-1). March Book One
18 (+1). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
19 (-1). You're Mine Vol. 1 (Kindle)
20 (+). March Book Three
21 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
22 (+1). Me Without You
23 (-8). One-Punch Man, Vol. 8
24 (-7). The Cross and the Switchblade (Kindle)
25 (N). Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five #40 (Kindle)
26 (+6). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
27 (+1). The Complete Persepolis
28 (+6). March Book Two
29 (-8). Watchmen
30 (+14). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
31 (R). Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, vol. 1
32 (+13). V for Vendetta
33 (+6). You're Mine Vol. 2 (Kindle)
34 (+12). Saga Volume 5
35 (-9). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
36 (N). Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Wild Card #6 (Kindle)
37 (+4). Darth Vader and Son
38 (R). Batman: Hush
39 (-1). Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel
40 (-15). Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
41 (+7). Paper Girls Volume 1
42 (-29). Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope *
43 (-). Understanding Comics
44 (-30). Batman Vol. 9: Bloom (New 52)
45 (-9). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Padawan
46 (-9). I Am Pusheen the Cat
47 (-7). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
48 (-6). Goodnight Darth Vader
49 (N). Batman (2016-) #7 (Kindle)
50 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:

  • Big Nate: From the Top is on the top of the chart for the second week in a row. 
  • Gene Luen Yang won a MacArthur Fellows grant (aka the Genius Grant) this week, and among the other perks that gives his comics exposure to a whole new audience. His American Born Chinese jumps back up into the top five this week.
  • The only new comics on the chart this week are all single issue kindle editions: Injustice, The Dresden Files, and Batman.
  • Where's Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts? You'll find it atop the Amazon Children's Comics & Graphic Novels chart, where Amazon (somewhat arbitrarily) places many, though not all, comics targeted at the kids & YA markets.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Amazon Top 50 Bonus: Children's Comics & Graphic Novels - September 16, 2016

Ghosts
A Bonus list for your Friday afternoon. Here are the Top 50 Children's Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1. Ghosts
2. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) *
3. Dog Man
4. Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
5. Drama
6. Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
7. Smile
8. Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy *
9. Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs
10. Ghosts (Kindle)
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
12. The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9)
13. The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1
14. Sisters
15. Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal *
16. A New Class (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4)
17. El Deafo
18. The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea
19. Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs (Kindle)
20. Roller Girl
21. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8)
22. Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11) (Kindle) *
23. Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2)
24. Awkward
25. The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey
26. Star Wars: Jedi Academy
27. The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)
28. The Last Kids on Earth
29. The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day
30. The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine
31. Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6)
32. The Ugly truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5)
33. Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter
34. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
35. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero
36. The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7)
37. Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4)
38. Dog Man Unleashed (Dog Man #2) *
39. Firelight (Amulet #7)
40. Dog Man (Kindle)
41. I'm a Frog! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
42. The Phantom Bully (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3)
43. Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen
44. Return of the Padawan (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2)
45. The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2)
46. Big Nate Triple Play Box Set
47. The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)
48. The Last Council (Amulet #4)
49. Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
50. Smile and Sisters: The Box Set


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

Commentary:
  • Is anyone surprised that Ghosts is at the top of the list? It's currently #7 on the overall Amazon books chart. 
  • Aside from Raina Telgemeier, who takes up eight of the slots in the top fifty (including four of the top ten), the list is really dominated by hybrid comic-novels, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its ilk. In fact, it can be tricky sometimes deciding what the weed out of the Amazon chart for not being comic-like enough. 
  • There isn't a lot of overlap between the kids best-sellers list and the regular comics & graphic novels best-sellers list. But there are a few items, listed on both, which gives us a chance to calibrate between the two. The top book on this week's regular Amazon Top 50 Comics chart is the Kindle edition of Big Nate: From the Top, which is #4 on the children's list. Then there's Pokémon Adventures box set, which is #40 on the regular list and #49 on the children's list. 

Amazon Top 50 - September 16, 2016

Big Nate: From the Top
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (-). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
2 (+1). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
3 (+2). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms *
4 (+22). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
5 (-3). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6 (+2). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
7 (-1). Saga Volume 6
8 (-4). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
9 (+3). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1 (Kindle)
10 (+1). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
11 (+7). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
12 (+9). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
13 (+1). Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope *
14 (+28). Batman Vol. 9: Bloom (New 52)
15 (-2). One-Punch Man, Vol. 8
16 (-1). March Book One
17 (+11). The Cross and the Switchblade (Kindle)
18 (+12). You're Mine Vol. 1 (Kindle)
19 (+13). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
20 (+2). March Book Three
21 (+4). Watchmen
22 (+22). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
23 (-3). Me Without You
24 (-14). American Born Chinese
25 (-8). Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
26 (+9). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
27 (+6). Because I'm a Maid! Episode 1 (Kindle)
28 (-19). The Complete Persepolis
29 (-22). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
30 (+13). The Walking Dead Compendium One
31 (N). Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1: Isn't it Bromantic
32 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
33 (-4). Angel Catbird Volume 1
34 (-7). March Book Two
35 (+14). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3: The Phantom Bully
36 (+4). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Padawan
37 (R). I Am Pusheen the Cat
38 (-22). Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel
39 (R). You're Mine Vol. 2 (Kindle)
40 (R). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
41 (-). Darth Vader and Son
42 (R). Goodnight Darth Vader
43 (-20). Understanding Comics
44 (R). The Walking Dead Compendium Two
45 (-7). V for Vendetta
46 (R). Saga Volume 5
47 (-16). The Omega Men: The Complete Series
48 (R). Paper Girls Volume 1
49 (R). Saga Volume 4
50 (-31). March Trilogy Slipcase


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:
  • Big Nate: From the Top is on the top of the chart for the second week in a row. 
  • Astute observers however will notice that if you go to the Amazon Comics & Graphic Novels page, it is (as of this moment) in the #2 slot. The book in the #1 slot is The Bill the Cat Story. You may be wondering why that isn't on the chart, and it is because when I looked at it it appears to actually be an illustrated picture book and not really a comic. In putting together these charts every week, I have to filter out all of the 'not comics' things that show up on the Amazon best sellers page. Sometimes there are edge cases, like the Bill the Cat book, or the Jeffrey Brown Star Wars books, and I end up coming down on one side or the other. Other times there are things on the Amazon page that are glaringly obviously not comics: novels like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? or Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Sometimes it is as much art as it is science, and you may or may not agree with my decision. As of late the Amazon page has gotten especially messy: this week in order to get to #50 on the chart here I had to weed out a whopping 22 not-comics items.
  • Only one debut this week: Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1: Isn't it Bromantic.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - September 9, 2016

Big Nate: From the Top
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (+2). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
2 (+4). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
3 (+1). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
4 (+3). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
5 (+18). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms *
6 (+7). Saga Volume 6
7 (+4). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
8 (+9). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
9 (+6). The Complete Persepolis
10 (+4). American Born Chinese
11 (-1). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
12 (+4). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1 (Kindle)
13 (+12). One-Punch Man, Vol. 8
14 (+32). Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope *
15 (-10). March Book One
16 (-4). Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel
17 (-15). Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
18 (-). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
19 (-18). March Trilogy Slipcase
20 (+4). Me Without You
21 (+1). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
22 (-14). March Book Three
23 (-2). Understanding Comics
24 (N). The Walking Dead #158 (Kindle)
25 (-5). Watchmen
26 (-). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 *
27 (-18). March Book Two
28 (-1). The Cross and the Switchblade (Kindle)
29 (+21). Angel Catbird Volume 1
30 (-1). You're Mine Vol. 1 (Kindle)
31 (-12). The Omega Men: The Complete Series *
32 (R). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
33 (-5). Because I'm a Maid! Episode 1 (Kindle)
34 (-1). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
35 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy
36 (-6). Monster Musume Vol. 9
37 (N). Kill 6 Billion Demons Book 1 *
38 (+1). V for Vendetta
39 (+6). Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8
40 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #2: Return of the Padawan
41 (R). Darth Vader and Son
42 (R). Batman Vol. 9: Bloom (New 52)
43 (R). The Walking Dead Compendium One
44 (-3). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
45 (-1). Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
46 (-15). The Complete Maus
47 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia
48 (N). Berkeley Breathed's Academia Waltz and Other Profound Transgressions
49 (R). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #3: The Phantom Bully
50 (R). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:
  • Long time observers of these Amazon Top 50 snapshots may remember the days when the Big Nate comic strip collections were all over the chart. Then they disappeared, along with many other kid-oriented comics, in a mass reclassification on the Amazon site. They weren't selling any less, they just weren't showing up on the main comics chart any more. Anyway, a few weeks ago, this one Kindle edition of a Big Nate collection suddenly showed up on the main comics chart, and after hanging out in the top five for a bit has now slid into the #1 position.
  • The top debut this week is the Kindle edition of the new issue of The Walking Dead. Also debuting are a collection of the popular Webcomic Kill 6 Billion Demons, and Berkeley Breathed's Academia Waltz, a collection of the Bloom County creator's college strip.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Amazon Top 50 - September 2, 2016

March Trilogy Slipcase
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.


1 (+36). March Trilogy Slipcase *
2 (N). Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes
3 (-). Big Nate: From the Top (Kindle)
4 (-). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
5 (+15). March Book One
6 (-5). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
7 (-2). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
8 (+23). March Book Three
9 (+25). March Book Two
10 (-3). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
11 (+3). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
12 (-6). Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel
13 (-4). Saga Volume 6
14 (-4). American Born Chinese
15 (-7). The Complete Persepolis
16 (+3). The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Vol. 1 (Kindle)
17 (+1). PANDORA: End of Days (Kindle)
18 (-3). Star Wars: Jedi Academy #4: A New Class
19 (-6). The Omega Men: The Complete Series *
20 (+1). Watchmen
21 (+1). Understanding Comics
22 (+3). Lick-It Man (Kindle)
23 (-). The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call To Arms *
24 (+3). Me Without You
25 (+11). One-Punch Man, Vol. 8 *
26 (N). Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 *
27 (+3). The Cross and the Switchblade (Kindle)
28 (-2). Because I'm a Maid! Episode 1 (Kindle)
29 (-). You're Mine Vol. 1 (Kindle)
30 (N). Monster Musume Vol. 9
31 (-7). The Complete Maus
32 (+12). Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump (Kindle)
33 (-). The Walking Dead Compendium Three
34 (-6). Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1
35 (R). Saga Volume 5
36 (+9). You're Mine Vol. 2 (Kindle)
37 (+11). Saga Volume 1
38 (R). Saga Volume 4
39 (+1). V for Vendetta
40 (-1). Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
41 (+1). Hyperbole and a Half (paperback)
42 (R). March Book One (Kindle)
43 (-8). Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
44 (-12). Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
45 (+2). Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 8
46 (N). Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope *
47 (R). Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1
48 (R). DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis
49 (R). Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth (The New 52)
50 (N). Angel Catbird Volume 1 *


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.

N = New listing appearing on list for first time
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:
  • With the release of the March Trilogy Slipcase imminent, and John Lewis continuing to make the rounds on the talk show circuit (he was on Colbert this week), it jumps up to the top of the chart this week. And the individual volumes all jump up into the top ten.
  • The top debut this week is Robin Ha's Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes. Which has actually been out for a couple of months, but this week leaps way up into the #2 slot. So someone somewhere must have highlighted it... oh hey, it was featured on NPR yesterday. That'll do it.
  • Other debuts this week are a new volume of Monster Musume; and the pre-orders for Black Panther, the new Bloom County collection, and Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: July 2016 - Rebirth 2: Electric Boogaloo


Justice League #1
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures.


So, DC did pretty well in July. And by that I mean really well. Almost unbelievably well.

Rebirth is a huge hit. Remember how big the The 52 was? So far, Rebirth is bigger.

The first two months of the New 52 saw average DCU sales of 67K & 59K. The first two months average sales of the DCU titles during Rebirth are 66K & 90K. That's right, average DCU sales this months are 90K per title! And yes, that includes the lower-selling titles holding over that haven't yet been cancelled or transitioned over to Rebirth. (If you count just the Rebirth titles, the average sales in July are 116K!) After adjusting for returnability, DC had twenty comics over 100K.

DC sold over 4 million comics in July; compare that to less than 2 million in May (the month before Rebirth).

Now no one expects sales to stay up at these levels; inevitably they will fall back to Earth. The question is if they can keep them high up enough to be demonstrably better than they were in the New 52 days. And if they can keep the excitement up for new Rebirth titles as they are added over the coming months. And how well their mini-series will sell. And how well the Young Animal titles do when they debut over September through November. And, and, and. There are a lot of questions up-in-the-air; but so far, so good with Rebirth.



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. An overview of ICv2.com‘s estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are now done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)


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1, 2 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
07/2012: Justice League #11 -- 123,971
07/2013: Justice League #22 -- 110,194 [124,026]
07/2014: Justice League #32 --  88,179  [87,169]
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07/2015: Justice League #42 --  81,291 (- 12.7%)  [84,202]
08/2015: Justice League #43 --  82,304 (+  1.1%)  [85,119]
09/2015: Justice League #44 --  76,752 (-  5.3%)  [80,630]
10/2015: Justice League #45 --  77,192 (-  2.7%)  [78,416]
11/2015: --
12/2015: Justice League #46 --  75,660 (-  3.5%)
12/2015: Justice League #47 --  84,970 (+ 21.2%)  [91,688]
01/2016: --
02/2016: Justice League #48 --  72,704 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Justice League #49 --  71,131 (-  2.2%)
05/2016: Justice League #50 --  92,423 (+ 29.9%) [100,106]
06/2016: Justice League #51 --  70,059 (- 30.0%)
06/2016: Justice League #52 --  72,413 (+  3.4%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 195,402 (+169.8%)
07/2016: Justice League #1  -- 230,106 (+ 17.8%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : +152.7%
2 years : +144.1%

To no one's surprise, the Rebirth of Justice League has a huge launch. Not quite as big as Batman last month, but still big, and with first month sales ahead of those for the New 52 launch.

New 52 #1: 185,776 [271,173]

As with all of the Rebirth books, there are freely-orderable variants. And it's returnable, so these figures are adjusted up 10% from the estimates derived from Diamond's figures.

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3, 5 - BATMAN ($2.99)
07/2006: Batman #655  -- 113,597 [123,903]
07/2011: Batman #712  --  51,385
07/2012: Batman #11   -- 127,210
07/2013: Batman #22   -- 132,047
07/2014: Batman #33   -- 117,996 [120,659]
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07/2015: Batman #42   -- 117,441 (- 18.3%) [118,702]
08/2015: Batman #43   -- 124,697 (+  7.8%) [127,996]
09/2015: Batman #44   -- 114,409 (-  9.9%) [115,351]
10/2015: Batman #45   -- 109,367 (-  4.6%) [110,031]
11/2015: Batman #46   -- 106,989 (-  2.1%) [107,758]
12/2015: Batman #47   -- 127,201 (+ 18.0%)
01/2016: Batman #48   -- 100,962 (- 20.6%)
02/2016: Batman #49   -- 102,689 (+  1.7%)
03/2016: Batman #50   -- 163,406 (+ 67.7%) [172,256]
04/2016: Batman #51   -- 101,922 (- 40.8%)
05/2016: Batman #52   -- 102,197 (+  0.3%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1   -- 219,788 (+124.3%) [229,267]
06/2016: Batman #1    -- 308,396 (+ 44.9%) [332,281]
07/2016: Batman #2    -- 194,816 (- 41.4%)
07/2016: Batman #3    -- 185,833 (-  4.6%)
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6 months: + 88.5%
1 year  : + 60.3%
2 years : + 57.7%
5 years : +270.4%
10 years: + 53.6%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

The only light in which these numbers look bad is in comparison to last months two #1 issues (the re-orders for which have been added in as the numbers in [brackets]).

Two issues of Batman a month? Smartest thing about Rebirth.

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6, 9 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
07/2006: Nightwing #122 -- 42,542
07/2012: Nightwing #11  -- 49,124
07/2013: Nightwing #22  -- 42,073
07/2014: Grayson #1     -- 81,433  [90,388]
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07/2015: Grayson #10    --  33,990 (- 13.8%) [34,882]
08/2015: Grayson #11    --  36,538 (+  7.2%) [37,402]
09/2015: Grayson #12    --  32,284 (- 11.0%) [33,281]
10/2015: Grayson #13    --  32,260 (-  1.5%) [32,786]
11/2015: Grayson #14    --  31,831 (-  1.8%) [32,201]
12/2015: Grayson #15    --  35,765 (+ 11.1%)
01/2016: Grayson #16    --  30,420 (- 14.9%)
02/2016: Grayson #17    --  30,257 (-  0.5%)
03/2016: Grayson #18    --  33,550 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Grayson #19    --  27,378 (- 18.4%)
05/2016: Grayson #20    --  23,762 (- 13.2%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 140,631 (+491.8%)
07/2016: Nightwing #1   -- 126,266 (- 10.2%)
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6 months: +338.7%
1 year  : +282.6%
2 years : + 47.6%
10 years: +213.7%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

New 52 #1: 69,686 [87,561]

Remember when Grayson #1 came out, and we all thought those were really good numbers for a comic featuring Dick Grayson? Yeah, the Rebirth of Nightwing blows those out of the water.

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8 - NEW SUPER-MAN ($2.99)
07/2016: New Super-Man #1  -- 129,452

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

The first of the new titles to come out under the Rebirth banner, and sales are stellar. Had this exact same comic come our just four months earlier, it would have sold what? Maybe 40K?  So score a big win for the Rebirth brand.

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10, 11 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
07/2006: Green Lantern Corps #2   --  56,886
07/2011: Green Lantern Corps #61  --  60,836
07/2011: Green Lantern Corps #62  --  57,928
07/2012: Green Lantern Corps #11  --  42,996
07/2013: Green Lantern Corps #22  --  42,194
07/2014: Green Lantern Corps #33  --  32,877  [33,160]
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07/2015: --
08/2015: --
09/2015: --
10/2015: --
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: Edge of Oblivion #1 of 6 --  26,819 (- 10.7%)
02/2016: Edge of Oblivion #2 of 6 --  21,265 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: Edge of Oblivion #3 of 6 --  20,096 (-  5.5%)
04/2016: Edge of Oblivion #4 of 6 --  19,434 (-  3.3%)
05/2016: Edge of Oblivion #5 of 6 --  18,699 (-  3.8%)
06/2016: Edge of Oblivion #6 of 6 --  18,459 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1               -- 125,362 (+579.1%)
07/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #1      -- 119,579 (-  4.6%)
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6 months: +356.7%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : +269.3%
5 years : +106.2%
10 years: +115.3%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

New 52 #1: 83,077 [94,800]

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12, 21 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
07/2006: --
07/2011: Wonder Woman #613 --  29,720
07/2012: Wonder Woman #11  --  45,669
07/2013: Wonder Woman #22  --  35,539
07/2014: Wonder Woman #33  --  37,431  [38,170]
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07/2015: Wonder Woman #42  --  36,668 (- 18.7%) [37,183]
08/2015: Wonder Woman #43  --  39,646 (+  7.9%) [40,128]
09/2015: Wonder Woman #44  --  36,151 (-  9.1%) [36,478]
10/2015: Wonder Woman #45  --  33,885 (-  6.1%) [34,251]
11/2015: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,042 (+  0.6%) [34,454]
12/2015: Wonder Woman #47  --  40,123 (+ 16.5%)
01/2016: Wonder Woman #48  --  32,687 (- 18.5%)
02/2016: Wonder Woman #49  --  35,398 (+  8.3%)
03/2016: Wonder Woman #50  --  36,328 (+  2.6%)
04/2016: Wonder Woman #51  --  29,787 (- 18.0%)
05/2016: Wonder Woman #52  --  29,673 (-  0.4%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 103,904 (+316.6%) [123,624]
06/2016: Wonder Woman #1   -- 118,511 (+  5.5%) [130,381]
07/2016: Wonder Woman #2   -- 114,135 (- 12.5%)
07/2016: Wonder Woman #3   -- 103,912 (-  9.0%)
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6 months: +233.5%
1 year  : +193.2%
2 years : +185.6%
5 years : +266.8%
10 years:    n.a.

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

Wonder Woman is following a somewhat unusual publication strategy, with the odd issues telling one story set in the present, while the even issues tell a Year One story of Wonder Woman's origin. I imagine that it will work out better than if there were two separate monthly series, but we'll have to see if any reader confusion seeps in.

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13, 19 - FLASH ($2.99)
07/2006: Flash FMA #2 --  77,487  [82,501]
07/2011: --
07/2012: Flash #11    --  53,674
07/2013: Flash #22    --  38,993
07/2014: Flash #33    --  39,669  [38,170]
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07/2015: Flash #42    --  37,956 (- 12.8%)  [37,399]
08/2015: Flash #43    --  40,542 (+ 10.1%)  [41,189]
09/2015: Flash #44    --  36,111 (- 11.0%)  [36,657]
10/2015: Flash #45    --  35,485 (-  1.8%)  [36,011]
11/2015: Flash #46    --  36,153 (+  1.9%)  [36,701]
12/2015: Flash #47    --  42,129 (+ 14.8%)
01/2016: --
02/2016: Flash #48    --  34,903 (- 17.2%)
02/2016: Flash #49    --  34,407 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Flash #50    --  35,160 (+  2.2%)
05/2016: Flash #51    --  33,878 (-  3.6%)
05/2016: Flash #52    --  32,831 (-  3.1%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1   --  98,580 (+275.0%) [123,115]
06/2016: Flash #1     -- 110,431 (+  2.7%) [126,429]
07/2016: Flash #2     -- 113,639 (- 10.1%)
07/2016: Flash #3     -- 107,067 (-  5.8%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : +195.1%
2 years : +189.1%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 33.8%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

Flash Rebirth #1 had the largest reorders of any of last month's Rebirth books, and Flash #1 is still outselling it by a couple thousand copies.

It appears that Flash will be one of the Rebirth books tying in most heavily to the Rebirth über-plot, which likely explains its higher reorder demand.

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14 - TITANS ($2.99)
07/2011: Titans #37           --  18,613
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10/2015: Titans Hunt #1 of 12 --  31,037            [32,768]
11/2015: Titans Hunt #2 of 12 --  22,466 (- 31.4%)
12/2015: Titans Hunt #3 of 12 --  20,918 (-  6.9%)
01/2016: Titans Hunt #4 of 8  --  23,578 (+ 12.7%)
02/2016: Titans Hunt #5 of 8  --  22,678 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: Titans Hunt #6 of 8  --  18,493 (- 18.5%)
04/2016: Titans Hunt #7 of 8  --  20,079 (+  8.6%)
05/2016: Titans Hunt #8 of 8  --  17,412 (- 13.3%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1           --  79,295 (+477.8%) [100,610]
07/2016: Titans #1            -- 112,676 (+ 12.0%)
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6 months: +377.9%
5 years : +505.4%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

Titans is also apparently tying strongly into the Rebirth über-plot.

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15, 18 - SUPERMAN ($2.99)
07/2006: Superman #654  -- 69,526
07/2011: Superman #713  -- 36,646
07/2012: Superman #11   -- 56,066
07/2013: Superman #22   -- 42,961
07/2014: Superman #33   -- 62,998  [64,859]
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07/2015: Superman #42  --  46,691 (- 12.5%)  [48,442]
08/2015: Superman #43  --  49,825 (+  4.5%)  [50,637]
09/2015: Superman #44  --  43,921 (- 11.3%)  [44,908]
10/2015: Superman #45  --  42,693 (-  4.1%)  [43,069]
11/2015: Superman #46  --  41,657 (-  3.0%)  [41,765]
12/2015: Superman #47  --  47,377 (+ 13.4%)
01/2016: Superman #48  --  37,690 (- 20.4%)
02/2016: Superman #49  --  36,318 (-  3.6%)
03/2016: Superman #50  --  91,396 (+151.7%)
04/2016: Superman #51  --  38,103 (- 58.3%)
05/2016: Superman #52  --  54,317 (+ 67.9%)  [63,989]
06/2016: Rebirth #1    -- 130,277 (+115.7%) [138,031]
06/2016: Superman #1   -- 115,918 (-  4.3%) [132,050]
07/2016: Superman #2   -- 112,148 (- 15.1%)
07/2016: Superman #3   -- 107,367 (-  4.3%)
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6 months: +191.2%
1 year  : +126.6%
2 years : + 69.2%
5 years : +199.5%
10 years: + 57.9%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

Superman hasn't seen sustained sales this high since the end of the Azzarello/Lee run in early 2005.

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16, 22 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
07/2006: Detective Comics #821 --  67,345
07/2011: Detective Comics #879 --  39,185
07/2012: Detective Comics #11  --  79,835
07/2013: Detective Comics #22  --  63,949
07/2014: Detective Comics #33  --  62,856  [63,318]
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07/2015: Detective Comics #42  --  50,743 (- 12.5%) [51,055]
08/2015: Detective Comics #43  --  53,576 (+  5.4%) [53,797]
09/2015: Detective Comics #44  --  55,871 (+  4.4%) [56,177]
10/2015: Detective Comics #45  --  47,972 (- 14.2%) [48,220]
11/2015: Detective Comics #46  --  47,256 (-  1.9%) [47,280]
12/2015: Detective Comics #47  --  45,867 (-  3.0%)
01/2016: Detective Comics #48  --  45,111 (-  1.6%)
02/2016: Detective Comics #49  --  45,300 (+  0.4%)
03/2016: Detective Comics #50  --  52,373 (+ 15.6%)
04/2016: Detective Comics #51  --  43,190 (- 17.5%)
05/2016: Detective Comics #52  --  43,961 (+  1.8%)
06/2016: Detective Comics #934 -- 106,239 (+176.0%) [121,314]
06/2016: Detective Comics #935 -- 103,417 (-  6.9%) [112,965]
07/2016: Detective Comics #936 -- 110,689 (-  2.0%)
07/2016: Detective Comics #937 -- 101,389 (-  8.4%)
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6 months: +135.1%
1 year  : +107.7%
2 years : + 67.5%
5 years : +170.6%
10 years: + 57.5%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

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17 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($2.99)
07/2006: Birds of Prey #96  --  32,219
07/2011: Birds of Prey #14  --  27,102
07/2012: Birds of Prey #11  --  27,389
07/2013: Birds of Prey #22  --  20,209
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07/2014: Birds of Prey #33  --  15,379 (-  6.2%)
08/2014: Birds of Prey #34  --  15,397 (+  0.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1     --  49,316 (+220.3%)
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07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,066 (+119.0%)
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2 years : +609.2%
5 years : +302.4%
10 years: +238.5%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

New 52 #1: 56,073 [66,423]

When was the last time a Birds of Prey comic sold over 100K? My records go back to March 2001, and in that time? Never.

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20 - BATGIRL ($2.99)
07/2011: Batgirl #23  -- 22,619
07/2012: Batgirl #11  -- 45,004
07/2013: Batgirl #22  -- 39,218
07/2014: Batgirl #33  -- 37,186  [37,506]
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07/2015: Batgirl #42 --  33,168 (-  6.5%) [34,194]
08/2015: Batgirl #43 --  32,079 (-  5.0%) [32,478]
09/2015: Batgirl #44 --  30,654 (-  4.9%) [30,882]
10/2015: Batgirl #45 --  29,276 (-  3.8%) [29,715]
11/2015: --
12/2015: Batgirl #46 --  27,591 (-  7.1%)
01/2016: Batgirl #47 --  26,905 (-  2.5%)
02/2016: Batgirl #48 --  25,625 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: Batgirl #49 --  24,730 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Batgirl #50 --  34,632 (+ 40.0%)
04/2016: Batgirl #51 --  23,280 (- 32.8%)
05/2016: Batgirl #52 --  26,492 (+ 13.8%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Batgirl #1  -- 105,795 (+299.3%)
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6 months: +293.2%
1 year  : +209.4%
2 years : +182.1%
5 years : +367.7%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

New 52 #1: 90,543 [107,055]

Batgirl doesn't get her own Rebirth special, instead making use of the BG&BoP Rebirth for her relaunch. For comparison, the Batgirl of Burnside soft relaunch (issue #35) sold 62,644 [66,304].

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24 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($2.99)
07/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 -- 35,820
07/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 30,534
07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 -- 20,669
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07/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #2    -- 26,829 (- 33.9%)
08/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #3    -- 23,841 (- 11.1%)
09/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #4    -- 22,113 (-  7.2%)
10/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #5    -- 21,025 (-  4.9%)
11/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #6    -- 19,857 (-  5.6%)
12/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #7    -- 25,789 (+ 29.9%)
01/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #8    -- 22,900 (- 11.2%)
02/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #9    -- 22,341 (-  2.4%)
03/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #10   -- 17,707 (- 20.7%)
04/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #11   -- 19,711 (+ 11.3%)
05/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #12   -- 16,402 (- 16.8%)
06/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #13   -- 16,389 (-  0.1%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 97,722 (+496.3%)
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6 months: +326.7%
1 year  : +264.2%
2 years : +372.8%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

New 52 #1: 56,112 [70,244]

I'm still not sure why this was Rebirthed--certainly its sales history doesn't support it. But someone at DC must really like Red Hood, and the huge Rebirth halo brings it sales just shy of 100K.

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27, 33 - ACTION COMICS ($2.99)
07/2006: Action Comics #841 -- 58,657
07/2011: Action Comics #903 -- 40,205
07/2012: Action Comics #11  -- 76,232
07/2013: Action Comics #22  -- 44,861
07/2014: Action Comics #33  -- 49,457  [50,029]
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07/2015: Action Comics #42  -- 37,956 (- 13.5%) [38,434]
08/2015: Action Comics #43  -- 41,883 (+  9.7%) [42,149]
09/2015: Action Comics #44  -- 37,927 (-  9.5%) [38,130]
10/2015: Action Comics #45  -- 36,560 (-  3.8%) [36,694]
11/2015: Action Comics #46  -- 35,569 (-  2.2%) [35,898]
12/2015: Action Comics #47  -- 29,021 (- 19.2%)
01/2016: Action Comics #48  -- 31,958 (+ 10.1%)
02/2016: Action Comics #49  -- 31,496 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: Action Comics #50  -- 40,025 (+ 27.1%)
04/2016: Action Comics #51  -- 32,167 (- 19.6%)
05/2016: Action Comics #52  -- 40,623 (+ 26.3%)
06/2016: Action Comics #957 -- 82,884 (+136.1%) [95,893]
06/2016: Action Comics #958 -- 83,227 (-  4.6%) [91,462]
07/2016: Action Comics #959 -- 91,671 (+  0.2%)
07/2016: Action Comics #960 -- 83,281 (-  9.2%)
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6 months: +173.7%
1 year  : +127.6%
2 years : + 74.9%
5 years : +117.6%
10 years: + 49.1%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

A little load balancing with the reorders. I'd guess we'll see quite a bit of this over the next few months, as readers try out new titles and retailers try their best to guess how well certain titles will sell in their stores.

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28, 29 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
07/2006: Green Lantern #12  --  80,292
07/2011: Green Lantern #67  --  74,521
07/2012: Green Lantern #11  --  78,708
07/2013: Green Lantern #22  --  62,415
07/2014: Green Lantern #33  --  47,279  [47,464]
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07/2015: Green Lantern #42  --  39,290 (- 13.9%)  [39,708]
08/2015: Green Lantern #43  --  42,482 (+  7.7%)  [42,750]
09/2015: Green Lantern #44  --  39,371 (-  7.6%)  [39,501]
10/2015: Green Lantern #45  --  38,406 (-  2.5%)  [38,519]
11/2015: Green Lantern #46  --  38,976 (+  1.4%)  [39,053]
12/2015: Green Lantern #47  --  45,706 (+ 17.0%)
01/2016: Green Lantern #48  --  36,068 (- 21.1%)
02/2016: Green Lantern #49  --  35,237 (-  2.3%)
03/2016: Green Lantern #50  --  36,242 (+  2.9%)
04/2016: Green Lantern #51  --  32,862 (-  9.3%)
05/2016: Green Lantern #52  --  32,936 (+  0.2%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,454 (+232.2%)
06/2016: Green Lanterns #1  --  93,401 (-  1.5%) [107,767]
07/2016: Green Lanterns #2  --  90,268 (- 16.2%)
07/2016: Green Lanterns #3  --  86,579 (-  4.1%)
-----------------
6 months: +145.2%
1 year  : +122.7%
2 years : + 86.3%
5 years : + 18.7%
10 years: + 10.1%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

No reorders make the chart for the Rebirth issue, but reorders for issue #1 were substantial. NO again we're seeing retailers trying to figure out demand.

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31 - HELLBLAZER ($2.99)
07/2006: Hellblazer #222    -- 13,912
07/2011: Hellblazer #281    --  9,225
07/2012: Hellblazer #293    --  9,247
07/2013: Constantine #5     -- 30,664  [35,027]
07/2014: Constantine #16    -- 16,235
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07/2015: The Hellblazer #2  -- 27,512 (- 34.3%)
08/2015: The Hellblazer #3  -- 24,040 (- 12.6%)
09/2015: The Hellblazer #4  -- 21,974 (-  8.6%)
10/2015: The Hellblazer #5  -- 20,431 (-  7.0%)
11/2015: The Hellblazer #6  -- 19,328 (-  5.4%)
12/2015: The Hellblazer #7  -- 18,601 (-  3.8%)
01/2016: The Hellblazer #8  -- 17,853 (-  4.0%)
02/2016: The Hellblazer #9  -- 17,178 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: The Hellblazer #10 -- 16,755 (-  2.5%)
04/2016: The Hellblazer #11 -- 16,248 (-  3.0%)
05/2016: The Hellblazer #12 -- 15,904 (-  2.1%)
06/2016: The Hellblazer #13 -- 15,697 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 84,404 (+437.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +372.8%
1 year  : +206.8%
2 years : +419.9%
5 years : +814.9%
10 years: +506.7%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

The previous high sales mark for a Constantine/Hellblazer title was the 3D-cover-enhanced Futures End issue at 52,561. (At least as far back as my data goes, which is 2001, when Hellblazer was selling around 18K.)

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34, 35 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
07/2006: Green Arrow #64 -- 36,148
07/2011: Green Arrow #14 -- 25,568
07/2012: Green Arrow #11 -- 24,646
07/2013: Green Arrow #22 -- 26,172
07/2014: Green Arrow #33 -- 23,452
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07/2015: Green Arrow #42 -- 24,921 (- 17.2%)
08/2015: Green Arrow #43 -- 29,998 (+ 21.6%) [30,298]
09/2015: Green Arrow #44 -- 25,620 (- 15.4%)
10/2015: Green Arrow #45 -- 23,614 (-  7.8%)
11/2015: Green Arrow #46 -- 24,393 (+  3.3%)
12/2015: Green Arrow #47 -- 30,834 (+ 26.4%)
01/2016: Green Arrow #48 -- 22,117 (- 28.3%)
02/2016: Green Arrow #49 -- 22,096 (-  0.1%)
03/2016: Green Arrow #50 -- 22,977 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Green Arrow #51 -- 21,168 (-  7.9%)
05/2016: Green Arrow #52 -- 20,559 (-  2.9%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 89,936 (+373.0%) [97,243]
06/2016: Green Arrow #1  -- 76,816 (-  4.4%) [92,931]
07/2016: Green Arrow #2  -- 80,134 (- 13.8%)
07/2016: Green Arrow #3  -- 80,150 (+  0.0%)
-----------------
6 months: +262.4%
1 year  : +221.6%
2 years : +241.7%
5 years : +213.4%
10 years: +121.7%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

More load balancing. The second & third issue sales are nearly identical, which is a good sign and points towards the various Rebirth books not taking huge nose-dives after their initial issues.

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38, 39 - AQUAMAN ($2.99)
07/2006: Aquaman SoA #43 -- 30,584
07/2012: Aquaman #11     -- 57,675
07/2013: Aquaman #22     -- 45,653
07/2014: Aquaman #33     -- 36,140  [36,581]
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07/2015: Aquaman #42     -- 28,158 (- 16.6%) [28,479]
08/2015: Aquaman #43     -- 30,480 (+  8.3%) [30,835]
09/2015: Aquaman #44     -- 26,396 (- 14.4%)
10/2015: Aquaman #45     -- 25,495 (-  3.4%)
11/2015: Aquaman #46     -- 25,962 (+  1.8%)
12/2015: Aquaman #47     -- 20,251 (- 22.0%)
01/2016: Aquaman #48     -- 23,373 (+ 15.4%)
02/2016: Aquaman #49     -- 23,546 (+  0.7%)
03/2016: Aquaman #50     -- 24,487 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Aquaman #51     -- 21,959 (- 10.3%)
05/2016: Aquaman #52     -- 22,246 (+  1.3%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 75,206 (+308.3%) [90,841]
06/2016: Aquaman #1      -- 84,745 (+  2.8%) [93,339]
07/2016: Aquaman #2      -- 77,550 (- 16.9%)
07/2016: Aquaman #3      -- 75,196 (-  3.0%)
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6 months: +226.8%
1 year  : +168.2%
2 years : +108.8%
10 years: +149.7%

Returnable & f.o.v.s; see the numerous explanations elsewhere in this column.

The lowest-selling of the Rebirth books this month, but at the 70K range for an Aquaman comic DC will take it. (Issue #3 of the New 52 Aquaman sold 69,137.)

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59 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
07/2014: Harley Quinn #8  --  76,827  [79,664]
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07/2015: Harley Quinn #18 --  59,566 (- 13.1%) [60,292]
08/2015: Harley Quinn #19 --  64,223 (+  8.1%) [65,155]
09/2015: Harley Quinn #20 --  56,836 (- 10.0%) [58,652]
10/2015: Harley Quinn #21 --  55,272 (-  5.7%) [55,282]
11/2015: Harley Quinn #22 --  58,344 (+  6.2%) [58,734]
12/2015: Harley Quinn #23 --  69,168 (+ 17.8%)
01/2016: Harley Quinn #24 --  44,967 (- 35.0%)
02/2016: Harley Quinn #25 --  51,495 (+ 14.5%)
03/2016: Harley Quinn #26 --  51,420 (-  0.1%)
04/2016: Harley Quinn #27 --  54,864 (+  6.7%)
05/2016: Harley Quinn #28 --  43,858 (- 20.1%)
06/2016: Harley Quinn #29 --  55,774 (+ 27.2%)
07/2016: Harley Quinn #30 --  45,443 (- 18.5%)
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6 months: +  1.1%
1 year  : - 24.6%
2 years : - 43.0%

The final pre-Rebirth issue of Harley Quinn has an incentive variant again, but no f.o.v. and sees its sales drop back down without the retailer variant from June. There's a big gap between the Rebirth books and the rest of DC's publishing slate.

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61 - THE FLINTSTONES ($3.99)
07/2016: Flintstones #1  -- 43,996

The last title in DC's re-imaging of Hanna-Barbera cartoons has several variants (all f.o.v., I believe) and the top non-DCU book in July.

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77, 84 - FUTURE QUEST ($3.99)
05/2016: Future Quest #1  -- 48,627  [56,756]
06/2016: --
07/2016: Future Quest #2  -- 30,170 (- 45.9%)
07/2016: Future Quest #3  -- 27,786 (-  9.5%)

Issue #2 was late, and issue #3 was an unscheduled fill-in. These kind of early snafus, whatever the unfortunate circumstances, alas don't engender a new comic to monthly readers (although I personally won't complain much when the artists on the fill-in are Steve Rude & Aaron Lopresti!) But it does make it hard for a comic to find its legs in an overcrowded market.

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78 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
05/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #1  -- 69,520           [77,409]
06/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #2  -- 29,812 (- 61.5%)
07/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #3  -- 29,494 (-  1.1%)

Finding its level rather quickly.

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93 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
07/2012: Suicide Squad #11     -- 29,809
07/2013: Suicide Squad #22     -- 22,447
07/2014: New Suicide Squad #1  -- 49,260  [55,882]
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07/2015: New Suicide Squad #10 -- 35,365 (- 17.1%) [35,842]
08/2015: New Suicide Squad #11 -- 37,915 (+  7.2%) [38,434]
09/2015: New Suicide Squad #12 -- 34,622 (-  8.9%) [35,013]
10/2015: New Suicide Squad #13 -- 33,260 (-  4.1%) [33,584]
11/2015: New Suicide Squad #14 -- 32,925 (-  1.1%) [33,219]
12/2015: New Suicide Squad #15 -- 26,449 (- 20.4%)
01/2016: New Suicide Squad #16 -- 24,870 (-  6.0%)
02/2016: New Suicide Squad #17 -- 23,687 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: New Suicide Squad #18 -- 28,243 (+ 19.2%)
04/2016: New Suicide Squad #19 -- 23,799 (- 15.7%)
05/2016: New Suicide Squad #20 -- 23,425 (-  1.6%)
06/2016: New Suicide Squad #21 -- 23,887 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: New Suicide Squad #22 -- 25,162 (+  5.3%)
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6 months: +  1.2%
1 year  : - 29.8%
2 years : - 55.0%

Final issue, ahead of August's movie-fueled Rebirth.

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A bunch of reorders (mostly for 2nd prints, I should think) of last month's Rebirth comics make the chart in July. They've been added in to the entries above (the numbers in [brackets]), but if you want them all in one place, here you go:

 93: Flash Rebirth #1        -- 24,535
 97: Batman #1               -- 23,885
107: Titans Rebirth #1       -- 21,315
118: Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 -- 19,720
141: Superman #1             -- 16,132
142: Green Arrow #1          -- 16,115
144: Flash #1                -- 15,998
148: Aquaman Rebirth #1      -- 15,635
154: Detective Comics #934   -- 15,075
158: Green Lanterns #1       -- 14,366
169: Action Comics #957      -- 13,009
180: Wonder Woman #1         -- 11,870
196: Detective Comics #935   --  9,548
197: Batman Rebirth #1       --  9,479
214: Aquaman #1              --  8,594
223: Action Comics #958      --  8,235
231: Superman Rebirth #1     --  7,754
238: Green Arrow Rebirth #1  --  7,307

The only Rebirth title from last month that didn't have any re-orders show up on the chart is Green Lanterns Rebirth #1, which was already fairly high (109K). There was a second printing, so it's possible that the reorders fell short of the 5K threshold for the top 300 this month, or got split over two months. We'll have a better idea on the sales for all of these when the year-end numbers come out in January.

Meanwhile, DC Universe Rebirth #1 is going into a fifth printing.

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112 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
07/2012: Deathstroke #11 -- 17,107
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07/2015: Deathstroke #8  -- 33,648 (- 13.3%) [34,754]
08/2015: Deathstroke #9  -- 36,583 (+  8.7%) [37,419]
09/2015: Deathstroke #10 -- 31,241 (- 14.6%) [31,832]
10/2015: Deathstroke #11 -- 31,121 (-  0.4%) [31,649]
11/2015: Deathstroke #12 -- 31,939 (+  2.6%) [32,568]
12/2015: Deathstroke #13 -- 25,344 (- 20.6%)
01/2016: Deathstroke #14 -- 27,648 (+  9.1%)
02/2016: Deathstroke #15 -- 26,534 (-  4.0%)
03/2016: Deathstroke #16 -- 25,390 (-  4.3%)
04/2016: Deathstroke #17 -- 24,858 (-  2.1%)
05/2016: Deathstroke #18 -- 21,087 (- 15.2%)
06/2016: Deathstroke #19 -- 21,094 (+  0.0%)
07/2016: Deathstroke #20 -- 20,562 (-  2.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.6%
1 year  : - 40.8%

Final issue. Also getting rebirthed in August.

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115 - SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN ($3.99)
02/2016: Supermen #1 of 6  -- 37,033
03/2016: Supermen #2 of 6  -- 27,470 (- 25.8%)
04/2016: Supermen #3 of 6  -- 24,500 (- 10.8%)
05/2016: Supermen #4 of 6  -- 21,395 (- 12.7%)
06/2016: Supermen #5 of 6  -- 20,416 (-  4.6%)
07/2016: Supermen #6 of 6  -- 20,069 (-  1.7%)

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120 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)
07/2006: Teen Titans #37 -- 71,263
07/2011: Teen Titans #97 -- 23,138
07/2011: Teen Titans #98 -- 23,095
07/2012: Teen Titans #11 -- 45,367
07/2013: Teen Titans #22 -- 33,062
07/2014: Teen Titans #1  -- 52,358  [57,923]
----------------------------------
07/2015: Teen Titans #10 -- 28,547 (- 14.3%) [28,963]
08/2015: Teen Titans #11 -- 32,112 (+ 12.6%) [32,621]
09/2015: --
10/2015: Teen Titans #12 -- 26,796 (- 17.9%)
11/2015: Teen Titans #13 -- 26,511 (-  1.1%)
12/2015: Teen Titans #14 -- 26,239 (-  1.0%)
12/2015: Teen Titans #15 -- 27,201 (+  3.7%)
01/2015: Teen Titans #16 -- 24,201 (- 11.0%)
02/2015: Teen Titans #17 -- 23,566 (-  2.6%)
03/2015: Teen Titans #18 -- 23,056 (-  2.2%)
04/2015: Teen Titans #19 -- 21,989 (-  4.6%)
05/2015: Teen Titans #20 -- 18,593 (- 15.4%)
06/2015: Teen Titans #21 -- 18,766 (+  0.9%)
07/2015: Teen Titans #22 -- 19,005 (+  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.5%
1 year  : - 34.4%
2 years : - 67.2%
5 years : - 17.8%
10 years: - 73.3%

Still one final issue to go before getting Rebirthed in September.

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122 - DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTORS' EDITION ($12.99)
12/2015: Dark Knight III Coll #1 of 8 -- 24,005
01/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #2 of 8 -- 19,367 (- 19.3%)
02/2016: --
03/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #3 of 8 -- 19,445 (+  0.4%)
04/2016: --
05/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #4 of 8 -- 18,226 (-  6.3%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #5 of 8 -- 18,525 (+  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  4.3%

Tracking these separately from the main title, since they're such a different beast.

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126 - BATMAN BEYOND ($2.99)
07/2012: Unlimited #6      -- 22,555
07/2013: Unlimited #18     -- 15,275
07/2014: Universe #12      -- 14,419
------------------------------------
07/2015: Batman Beyond #2  -- 35,000 (- 34.4%) [35,238]
08/2015: Batman Beyond #3  -- 30,806 (- 12.0%) [31,276]
09/2015: Batman Beyond #4  -- 31,202 (+  1.3%) [31,518]
10/2015: Batman Beyond #5  -- 29,409 (-  5.7%) [29,626]
11/2015: Batman Beyond #6  -- 27,778 (-  5.5%)
12/2015: Batman Beyond #7  -- 21,946 (- 21.0%)
01/2016: Batman Beyond #8  -- 20,342 (-  7.3%)
02/2016: Batman Beyond #9  -- 19,449 (-  4.4%)
03/2016: Batman Beyond #10 -- 21,578 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Batman Beyond #11 -- 18,061 (- 16.3%)
05/2016: Batman Beyond #12 -- 18,133 (+  0.4%)
06/2016: Batman Beyond #13 -- 13,025 (- 28.2%)
07/2016: Batman Beyond #14 -- 18,001 (+ 38.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.5%
1 year  : - 48.9%
2 years : + 24.8%

Last month's mysterious large drop-off just as mysteriously rebounds this month. If there were about 5,000 copies of issue #13 that were delayed from shipping to certain stores from June to July, they would just miss showing up on the Top 300 chart this month. And since it is likely that issue #13 won't make the year-end chart, we may never know what happened here.

Getting Rebirthed in October.

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126 - WACKY RACELAND ($3.99)
06/2016: Wacky Raceland #1  -- 34,065
07/2016: Wacky Raceland #2  -- 18,001 (- 47.2%)

Not getting the same level of love as the other Hanna-Barbera books.

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128 - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS (Digital First) ($3.99)
08/2015: Bombshells #1  --  59,253           [61,985]
09/2015: Bombshells #2  --  37,136 (- 39.8%) [37,306]
10/2015: Bombshells #3  --  32,147 (- 11.7%) [32,939]
11/2015: Bombshells #4  --  27,239 (- 17.3%)
11/2015: Bombshells #5  --  25,335 (-  7.0%)
12/2015: Bombshells #6  --  23,679 (-  6.5%)
12/2015: Bombshells #7  --  23,014 (-  2.8%)
01/2016: Bombshells #8  --  21,904 (-  4.8%)
02/2016: Bombshells #9  --  20,349 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Bombshells #10 --  19,820 (-  2.6%)
04/2016: Bombshells #11 --  18,859 (-  4.8%)
05/2016: Bombshells #12 --  18,512 (-  1.8%)
05/2016: Bombshells #13 --  18,046 (-  2.5%)
06/2016: Bombshells #14 --  18,492 (+  2.5%)
07/2016: Bombshells #15 --  17,956 (-  2.9%)
----------------
6 months: - 18.0%

Back to standard attrition.

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135 - EARTH 2: SOCIETY ($2.99)
07/2012: Earth 2 #3     -- 74,982
07/2013: Earth 2 #14    -- 42,022
07/2014: Earth 2 #25    -- 39,726  [40,375]
---------------------------------
07/2015: E2 Society #2  -- 31,663 (- 23.2%) [32,074]
08/2015: E2 Society #3  -- 28,381 (- 10.6%) [28,671]
09/2015: E2 Society #4  -- 25,443 (- 11.3%)
10/2015: E2 Society #5  -- 23,459 (-  7.8%)
11/2015: E2 Society #6  -- 21,948 (-  6.4%)
12/2015: E2 Society #7  -- 21,059 (-  4.1%)
01/2015: E2 Society #8  -- 19,682 (-  6.5%)
02/2015: E2 Society #9  -- 18,868 (-  4.1%)
03/2015: E2 Society #10 -- 18,391 (-  2.5%)
04/2015: E2 Society #11 -- 17,844 (-  3.0%)
05/2015: E2 Society #12 -- 17,492 (-  2.0%)
06/2015: E2 Society #13 -- 17,430 (-  0.4%)
07/2015: E2 Society #14 -- 16,960 (-  2.7%)
----------------
6 months: - 13.8%
1 year  : - 47.1%
2 years : - 58.0%

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145 - THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2016: Legend of WW #1 of 9 -- 25,047
02/2016: Legend of WW #2 of 9 -- 16,816 (- 32.9%)
03/2016: Legend of WW #3 of 9 -- 16,497 (-  1.9%)
04/2016: Legend of WW #4 of 9 -- 16,488 (-  0.1%)
05/2016: Legend of WW #5 of 9 -- 16,583 (+  0.6%)
05/2016: Legend of WW #6 of 9 -- 15,924 (-  4.0%)
06/2016: Legend of WW #7 of 9 -- 15,820 (-  0.7%)
07/2016: Legend of WW #8 of 9 -- 15,945 (+  0.8%)
----------------
6 months: - 36.3%

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161 - BATMAN '66 MEETS STEED & MRS. PEEL (Digital-First) ($2.99)
07/2014: Green Hornet #2 of 6 -- 25,392
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12/2015: UNCLE #1 of 6        -- 17,363 (- 15.4%)
01/2016: UNCLE #2 of 6        -- 13,940 (- 19.7%)
02/2016: UNCLE #3 of 6        -- 12,824 (-  8.0%)
03/2016: UNCLE #4 of 6        -- 11,945 (-  6.9%)
04/2016: UNCLE #5 of 6        -- 11,187 (-  6.3%)
05/2016: UNCLE #6 of 6        -- 11,060 (-  1.1%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Avengers #1 of 6     -- 13,921 (+ 25.9%)
----------------
6 months: -  0.1%
2 years : - 45.2%

So cool to see the Adam West Batman team-up with the 1966 versions of Iron Man and Black Widow!

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163, 166 - INJUSTICE: YEAR FIVE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
07/2013: Injustice #7     -- 25,731
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #7  -- 19,811 (+  2.4%)
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #8  -- 18,931 (-  4.4%)
-----------------------------------
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #5  -- 15,905 (+  2.7%)
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #6  -- 15,556 (-  2.2%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #7  -- 15,559 (+  0.0%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #8  -- 15,269 (-  1.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #9  -- 15,414 (+  0.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #10 -- 16,243 (+  5.4%)
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #11 -- 14,992 (-  7.7%)
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #12 -- 14,848 (-  1.0%)
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #1  -- 17,049 (+ 14.8%)
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #2  -- 14,787 (- 13.3%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #3  -- 14,263 (-  3.5%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #4  -- 13,918 (-  2.4%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #5  -- 14,094 (+  1.3%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #6  -- 13,599 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #7  -- 13,823 (+  1.6%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #8  -- 13,560 (-  1.9%)
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #9  -- 13,539 (-  0.2%)
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #10 -- 13,332 (-  1.5%)
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #11 -- 13,682 (+  2.6%)
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #12 -- 13,318 (-  2.7%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #13 -- 13,590 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #14 -- 13,418 (-  1.3%)
----------------
6 months: - 15.2%
1 year  : - 14.2%
2 years : - 30.3%

I had mistakenly thought that last month saw the final issues, but apparently Year 5 of Injustice is kicking around for a bit longer than all of the previous 'years.'

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182, 186 - ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL (Digital First) ($2.99)
05/2016: Adv Supergirl #1 of 6 -- 16,704
05/2016: Adv Supergirl #2 of 6 -- 11,494 (- 31.2%)
06/2016: Adv Supergirl #3 of 6 -- 20,741 (+ 80.5%)
06/2016: Adv Supergirl #4 of 6 -- 13,454 (- 35.1%)
07/2016: Adv Supergirl #5 of 6 -- 11,573 (- 14.0%)
07/2016: Adv Supergirl #6 of 6 -- 10,982 (-  5.1%)

I'd imagine that the future of any comics based on the Supergirl television show will rest on the strength of the digital sales and the sales of the collected edition. But since DC originally was going to go straight to trade with this digital series, I guess this is mostly found money from the floppy edition? (To the extent that it doesn't cannibalize the trade sales.)

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191 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2015: Lucifer #1  -- 17,306 (+ 57.2%)
01/2016: Lucifer #2  -- 12,497 (- 27.8%)
02/2016: Lucifer #3  -- 11,614 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Lucifer #4  -- 11,450 (-  1.4%)
04/2016: Lucifer #5  -- 11,049 (-  3.5%)
05/2016: Lucifer #6  -- 10,701 (-  3.1%)
06/2016: Lucifer #7  -- 10,382 (-  3.0%)
07/2016: Lucifer #8  --  9,968 (-  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.2%


192 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
07/2006: Samaritan #1    -- 24,394
07/2011: --
07/2012: --
07/2013: Astro City #2   -- 20,193
07/2014: --
----------------------------------
07/2015: Astro City #25  -- 11,242 (+ 0.1%)
08/2015: Astro City #26  -- 11,118 (- 1.1%)
09/2015: Astro City #27  -- 11,019 (- 0.9%)
10/2015: Astro City #28  -- 10,808 (- 1.9%)
11/2015: Astro City #29  -- 10,748 (- 0.6%)
12/2015: Astro City #30  -- 10,476 (- 2.5%)
01/2016: Astro City #31  -- 10,351 (- 1.2%)
02/2016: Astro City #32  -- 10,187 (- 1.6%)
03/2016: Astro City #33  -- 10,125 (- 0.6%)
04/2016: Astro City #34  -- 10,120 (- 0.0%)
05/2016: Astro City #35  --  9,996 (- 1.2%)
06/2016: Astro City #36  --  9,960 (- 0.4%)
07/2016: Astro City #37  --  9,953 (- 0.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.8%
1 year  : - 11.5%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 59.2%

For the first time that I can remember—and quite possibly ever—not a single Vertigo title is over 10K.

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209 - DOCTOR FATE ($2.99)
07/2015: Doctor Fate #2  -- 22,967 (- 41.9%)
08/2015: Doctor Fate #3  -- 18,951 (- 17.5%)
09/2015: Doctor Fate #4  -- 16,258 (- 14.2%)
10/2015: Doctor Fate #5  -- 14,560 (- 10.4%)
11/2015: Doctor Fate #6  -- 13,090 (- 10.1%)
12/2015: Doctor Fate #7  -- 11,954 (-  8.7%)
01/2016: Doctor Fate #8  -- 11,109 (-  7.1%)
02/2016: Doctor Fate #9  -- 10,437 (-  6.0%)
03/2016: Doctor Fate #10 --  9,780 (-  6.0%)
04/2016: Doctor Fate #11 --  9,257 (-  5.3%)
05/2016: Doctor Fate #12 --  9,168 (-  1.0%)
06/2016: Doctor Fate #13 --  9,067 (-  1.1%)
07/2016: Doctor Fate #14 --  8,762 (-  3.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.1%
1 year  : - 53.8%

I like Doctor Fate. I'm glad that DC continues to publish this comic, but it looks like its time is finally up in November.

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212 - LEGENDS OF TOMORROW ($7.99)
03/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #1 -- 18,753
04/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #2 -- 12,728 (- 32.1%)
05/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #3 -- 11,354 (- 10.8%)
06/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #4 --  9,677 (- 14.8%)
07/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #5 --  8,681 (- 10.3%)

Penultimate issue.

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229 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5  --  9,042
-----------------------------------------
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11 --  6,809 (+  3.7%)
08/2015: --
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 -- 15,426 (+126.7%)
10/2015: --
11/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #13 --  8,008 (- 48.1%)
12/2015: --
01/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #14 --  7,214 (-  9.9%)
02/2016: --
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #15 --  8,092 (+ 12.2%)
04/2016: --
05/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #16 --  8,400 (+  3.8%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17 --  7,892 (-  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: +  9.4%
1 Year  : + 15.9%
2 Years : - 12.7%

Teaming up with Hawkman & Hawkgirl! Moves to being a monthly comic starting in September, so sales must be doing well by some measure.

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255 - BLOODLINES ($2.99)
04/2016: Bloodlines #1 of 6 -- 14,941
05/2016: Bloodlines #2 of 6 --  8,959 (- 40.0%)
06/2016: Bloodlines #3 of 6 --  7,371 (- 17.7%)
07/2016: Bloodlines #4 of 6 --  6,282 (- 14.8%)

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253 - CLEAN ROOM (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2015: Clean Room #1  -- 14,304
11/2015: Clean Room #2  --  9,351 (- 35.6%)
12/2015: Clean Room #3  --  8,073 (- 13.7%)
01/2015: Clean Room #4  --  7,572 (-  6.2%)
02/2016: Clean Room #5  --  7,020 (-  7.3%)
03/2016: Clean Room #6  --  6,832 (-  2.7%)
04/2016: Clean Room #7  --  6,518 (-  4.6%)
05/2016: Clean Room #8  --  6,394 (-  1.9%)
06/2016: Clean Room #9  --  6,335 (-  0.9%)
07/2016: Clean Room #10 --  6,069 (-  4.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.5%

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271 - THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #1 of 8  -- 10,234
01/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #2 of 8  --  7,063 (- 31.0%)
02/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #3 of 8  --  6,385 (-  9.6%)
03/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #4 of 8  --  6,007 (-  5.9%)
04/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #5 of 12 --  5,810 (-  3.3%)
05/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #6 of 12 --  5,615 (-  3.4%)
06/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #7 of 12 --  5,714 (+  1.8%)
07/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #8 of 12 --  5,680 (-  0.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 44.7%

Apparently this switched over to a twelve-issue series when I wasn't paying attention.

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291 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
07/2006: Scooby-Doo #110               -- 4,781
07/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #11 -- 4,791
07/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #23 -- 4,934
07/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #35 -- ?????
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #47 -- ????? (< 6,594)
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07/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #59 -- ????? (< 5,446) 
08/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #60 -- 5,091 
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #61 -- 5,220 (+ 2.5%) 
10/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #62 -- 5,143 (- 1.5%) 
11/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #63 -- 5,215 (+ 1.4%) 
12/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #64 -- ????? (< 5,848) 
01/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #65 -- 4,906  
02/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #66 -- 4,867 (- 0.8%)  
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #67 -- 4,940 (+ 1.5%)  
04/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #68 -- 4,892 (- 1.0%)  
05/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #69 -- 5,040 (+ 3.0%)  
06/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #70 -- ????? (< 5,596)  
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #71 -- 5,254   
-----------------
6 months: +  7.1%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years :    ???%
5 years : +  9.7%
10 years: +  9.9%

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+300 - SUICIDERS: KINGS OF HELL.A. (Vertigo) ($3.99)
07/2015: --
08/2015: --
09/2015: Suiciders #6           --  8,546 (-  2.1%)
10/2015: --
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: --
02/2016: --
03/2016: Kings of HelLA #1 of 6 --  8,563 (+  0.2%)
04/2016: Kings of HelLA #2 of 6 --  6,123 (- 28.5%)
05/2016: Kings of HelLA #3 of 6 --  5,375 (- 12.2%)
06/2016: Kings of HelLA #4 of 6 --  ????? (< 5,596)
07/2016: Kings of HelLA #5 of 6 --  ????? (< 5,069)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.


+300 - UNFOLLOW (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Unfollow #1  -- 10,740
12/2015: Unfollow #2  --  7,082 (- 34.1%)
01/2016: Unfollow #3  --  6,510 (-  8.1%)
02/2016: Unfollow #4  --  5,667 (- 12.9%)
03/2016: Unfollow #5  --  5,149 (-  9.1%)
04/2016: Unfollow #6  --  4,815 (-  6.5%)
05/2016: Unfollow #7  --  ????? (< 4,986)
06/2016: Unfollow #8  --  ????? (< 5,596)
07/2016: Unfollow #9  --  ????? (< 5,069)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%


+300 - THE DARK AND BLOODY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2016: Dark & Bloody #1 of 6 -- 8,622
03/2016: Dark & Bloody #2 of 6 -- 5,679 (- 34.1%)
04/2016: Dark & Bloody #3 of 6 -- 4,757 (- 16.2%)
05/2016: Dark & Bloody #4 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,986)
06/2016: Dark & Bloody #5 of 6 -- ????? (< 5,596)
07/2016: Dark & Bloody #6 of 6 -- ????? (< 5,069)

+300 - RED THORN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Red Thorn #1  -- 11,335
12/2015: Red Thorn #2  --  6,799 (- 40.0%)
01/2016: Red Thorn #3  --  5,802 (- 14.7%)
02/2016: Red Thorn #4  --  4,867 (- 16.1%)
03/2016: Red Thorn #5  --  4,482 (-  7.9%)
04/2016: Red Thorn #6  --  ????? (< 4,309)
05/2016: Red Thorn #7  --  ????? (< 4,986)
06/2016: Red Thorn #8  --  ????? (< 5,596)
07/2016: Red Thorn #9  --  ????? (< 5,069)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%


Even with the floor at 500 fewer copies than last month, four Vertigo titles still don't make the Top 300 in July.

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

DC COMICS
07/2006: 41,406
07/2011: 26,138
07/2012: 33,837
07/2013: 34,402
07/2014: 32,760 **
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07/2015: 27,005 (- 23.5%)**
08/2015: 27,301 (+  1.1%)**
09/2015: 26,092 (-  4.4%)**
10/2015: 25,681 (-  0.5%)**
11/2015: 30,743 (+ 19.7%)
12/2015: 28,091 (-  8.6%)**
01/2016: 21,845 (- 22.2%)**
02/2016: 24,611 (+ 12.7%)**
03/2016: 22,620 (-  9.6%)**
04/2016: 23,187 (+  2.5%)**
05/2016: 24,532 (+  5.8%)**
06/2016: 48,770 (+ 98.8%)**
07/2016: 63,656 (+ 30.5%)**
-----------------
6 months: +191.4%
1 year  : +135.7%
2 years : + 94.3%
5 years : +143.5%
10 years: + 53.7%


DC UNIVERSE
07/2006: 51,714
07/2011: 28,586
07/2012: 38,502
07/2013: 36,524
07/2014: 40,945 
---------------
07/2015: 32,688 (- 30.4%)
08/2015: 33,079 (+  1.2%)
09/2015: 30,645 (-  7.4%)
10/2015: 30,402 (-  0.8%)
11/2015: 38,396 (+ 26.3%)
12/2015: 34,981 (-  8.9%)
01/2016: 27,664 (- 20.1%)
02/2016: 31,503 (+ 13.9%)
03/2016: 28,621 (-  9.1%)
04/2016: 30,003 (+  4.8%)
05/2016: 29,927 (-  0.3%)
06/2016: 65,876 (+120.1%)
07/2016: 90,237 (+ 37.0%)
-----------------
6 months: +226.2%
1 year  : +176.1%
2 years : +120.4%
5 years : +215.7%
10 years: + 74.5%


VERTIGO
07/2006: 12,732
07/2011: 10,784
07/2012: 11,589
07/2013: 16,099
07/2014: 15,803 **
---------------
07/2015: 15,251 (+ 90.4%)**
08/2015: 10,216 (- 33.0%)**
09/2015: 15,814 (+ 54.8%)**
10/2015: 10,771 (- 31.9%)**
11/2015:  9,780 (-  9.2%)
12/2015:  8,630 (- 11.8%)**
01/2016:  6,832 (- 20.5%)**
02/2016:  6,274 (-  8.2%)**
03/2016:  6,039 (-  3.7%)**
04/2016:  5,649 (-  6.5%)**
05/2016:  5,734 (+  1.5%)**
06/2016:  6,073 (+  5.9%)**
07/2016:  6,328 (+  4.2%)**
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6 months: -  7.4%
1 year  : - 58.5%
2 years : - 60.0%
5 years : - 41.3%
10 years: - 50.3%

Take these Vertigo number with a huge grain of salt, as half of the books did not make the Top 300, and the method used to estimate those sales errs on the side of being higher than they likely are.

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6 month comparisons
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+377.9% - Titans (Titans Hunt)
+372.8% - Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
+356.7% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC Edge)
+338.7& - Nightwing (Grayson)
+326.7% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+293.2% - Batgirl
+262.4% - Green Arrow
+233.5% - Wonder Woman
+226.8% - Aquaman
+191.2% - Superman
+173.7% - Action Comics
+145.2% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
+135.1% - Detective Comics
+ 88.5% - Batman
+  9.4% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
+  7.1% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
+  1.2% - New Suicide Squad
+  1.1% - Harley Quinn
-  0.1% - Batman 66 Meets…
-  3.8% - Astro City
-  4.3% - Dark Knight III Collectors' Edition
- 11.5% - Batman Beyond
- 13.8% - Earth 2 Society
- 15.2% - Injustice
- 18.0% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 20.2% - Lucifer
- 21.1% - Doctor Fate
- 21.5% - Clean Room
- 21.5% - Teen Titans
- 25.6% - Deathstroke
- 36.3% - Legend of Wonder Woman
- 44.7% - The Sheriff of Babylon


1 year comparisons
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+282.6% - Nightwing (Grayson)
+264.2% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+221.6% - Green Arrow
+209.4% - Batgirl
+206.8% - Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
+195.1% - Flash
+193.2% - Wonder Woman
+168.2% - Aquaman
+152.7% - Justice League
+127.6% - Action Comics
+126.6% - Superman
+122.7% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
+107.7% - Detective Comics
+ 60.3% - Batman
+ 15.9% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 11.5% - Astro City
- 14.2% - Injustice
- 24.6% - Harley Quinn
- 29.8% - New Suicide Squad
- 34.4% - Teen Titans
- 40.8% - Deathstroke
- 47.1% - Earth 2 Society
- 48.9% - Batman Beyond
- 53.8% - Doctor Fate


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

+609.2% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
+419.9% - Hellblazer (Constantine)
+372.8% - Red Hood & Outlaws
+269.3% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
+241.7% - Green Arrow
+189.1% - Flash
+185.6% - Wonder Woman
+182.1% - Batgirl
+144.1% - Justice League
+108.8% - Aquaman
+ 86.3% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
+ 74.9% - Action Comics
+ 69.2% - Superman
+ 67.5% - Detective Comics
+ 57.7% - Batman
+ 47.6% - Nightwing (Grayson)
+ 24.8% - Batman Beyond
- 12.7% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 30.3% - Injustice
- 43.0% - Harley Quinn
- 45.2% - Batman 66 Meets…
- 55.0% - New Suicide Squad
- 58.0% - Earth 2 Society (Earth 2)
- 67.2% - Teen Titans


5 year comparisons
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+814.9% - Hellblazer
+505.4% - Titans
+367.7% - Batgirl
+302.4% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
+270.4% - Batman
+266.8% - Wonder Woman
+213.4% - Green Arrow
+199.5% - Superman
+170.6% - Detective Comics
+117.6% - Action Comics
+106.2% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
+ 18.7% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
+  9.7% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 17.8% - Teen Titans


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

+506.7% - Hellblazer
+238.5% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
+213.7% - Nightwing
+149.7% - Aquaman
+121.7% - Green Arrow
+115.3% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
+ 57.9% - Superman
+ 57.5% - Detective Comics
+ 53.6% - Batman
+ 49.1% - Action Comics
+ 33.8% - Flash
+ 10.1% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 59.2% - Astro City
- 73.3% - Teen Titans


Sales Indices
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DCU: Average: 90,237. Median: 97,722. No.: 41. Total: 3,699,734

2.6 - Justice League
2.2 - Justice League Rebirth
2.2 - Batman (2)
2.1 - Batman (3)
1.6 - Nightwing Rebirth
1.4 - New Super-Man
1.4 - Nightwing
1.4 - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth
1.3 - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps
1.3 - Wonder Woman (2)
1.3 - Flash
1.2 - Titans
1.2 - Superman (2)
1.2 - Detective Comics (936)
1.2 - Batgirl & Birds of Prey Rebirth
1.2 - Superman (3)
1.2 - Flash (3)
1.2 - Batgirl
1.2 - Wonder Woman (3)
1.1 - Detective Comics (937)
1.1 - Red Hood & the Outlaws Rebirth
1.0 - Action Comics (959)
1.0 - Green Lanterns (2)
1.0 - Green Lanterns (3)
0.9 - Hellblazer Rebirth
0.9 - Action Comics (960)
0.9 - Green Arrow (3)
0.9 - Green Arrow (2)
0.9 - Aquaman (2)
0.8 - Aquaman (3)
0.5 - Harley Quinn
0.3 - New Suicide Squad
0.2 - Deathstroke
0.2 - Superman Coming of Supermen
0.2 - Teen Titans
0.2 - Dark Knight 3 Collectors Ed.
0.2 - Batman Beyond
0.2 - Earth 2 Society
0.1 - Doctor Fate
0.1 - Legends of Tomorrow
0.1 - Bloodlines


Vertigo: Average: 6,328**. Median: 5,375**. No.: 8. Total: 50,620**

1.6 - Lucifer
1.6 - Astro City
1.0 - Clean Room
0.9 - Sheriff of Babylon
0.8 - Suiciders: HelL.A. **
0.8 - Unfollow **
0.8 - Dark & Bloody **
0.7 - Red Thorn **


Digital First & Other: Average: 18,570. Median: 14,933. No.: 14. Total: 259,978

2.4 - Flintstones
1.6 - Future Quest (2)
1.6 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.5 - Future Quest (3)
1.0 - Wacky Raceland
1.0 - DC Comics Bombshells
0.9 - Legend of Wonder Woman
0.7 - Batman 66 Meets The Avengers
0.7 - Injustice Year Five (13)
0.7 - Injustice Year Five (14)
0.6 - Adventures of Supergirl (5)
0.6 - Adventures of Supergirl (6)
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.3 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?



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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 according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.
ICv2.com‘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 sales to bookstores, newsstands, 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. 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. To learn (a little) more about Vertigo’s collection sales, go right here.
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, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, the Association for Professional Basketball Research, 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).
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