Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: October 2017 - In the Air Tonight

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

Metal, the first major crossover of the Rebirth era, continues to do quite well, with quite good sales across the main title, the one-shot tie-ins, and the regular title crossovers. 

In the fine print each month we discuss how the sales figures you see in this column (and elsewhere online) are not the real numbers, but rather are the numbers derived from the sales index provided by Diamond North America. While we sometimes pretend that they are real (if, for nothing else, ease of discussing them in without having to twist language into knots with tons of disclaiming clauses), we know that they only represent a portion of the total sales, and they’re probably not even exact for the actual numbers the purport to be. But the important thing is that they are consistently wrong, and for the purposes of a monthly column such as this that is interested in trends within a single title and comparisons among titles from the same publisher, they serve their purpose. If these sales figures derived from the Diamond-provided index go up or down, then chances are darn good that the ’real’ sales figures are doing the same. 


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. We also commend to you our analysis of cumulative DC Rebirth trade collection sales.

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


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1 - DARK NIGHTS: METAL ($4.99)
06/2017: The Forge #1   -- 130,651           [139,088]
07/2017: The Casting #1 -- 128,261 (-  7.8%) 
08/2017: Metal #1       -- 261,997 (+104.3%) [271,108]
09/2017: Metal #2       -- 149,487 (- 39.9%) [162,823]
10/2017: Metal #3       -- 158,698 (-  2.5%) 

First month sales on the 3rd issue of Metal outpace those of the 2nd issue, which itself sees over 13K more copies in a second printing. Metal outpaces all of the first month of Marvel’s Legacy titles, including Thor #700 (although due to that comic’s much higher cover price, Metal is #2 on dollar sales). In addition to very strong sales for the main series, Metal also pays off dividends further down the chart with one-shots and crossovers. 

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4, 5 - BATMAN ($2.99)
10/2007: Batman #669    --  76,890  [86,049] 
10/2012: Batman #13     -- 148,305 [169,666] 
10/2013: Batman #24     -- 124,652 
10/2014: Batman #35     -- 118,860 [120,149] 
10/2015: Batman #45     -- 109,367 [110,031]
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10/2016: Batman #8      -- 129,837 (-  4.2%) 
10/2016: Batman #9      -- 126,090 (-  2.9%) 
11/2016: Batman #10     -- 120,901 (-  4.1%) 
11/2016: Batman #11     -- 116,690 (-  3.5%) 
12/2016: Batman #12     -- 111,391 (-  4.5%) 
12/2016: Batman #13     -- 108,407 (-  2.7%) 
01/2017: Batman #14     -- 106,816 (-  1.5%) 
01/2017: Batman #15     -- 102,802 (-  3.8%) 
02/2017: Batman #16     -- 102,096 (-  0.7%) 
02/2017: Batman #17     --  99,637 (-  2.4%) 
03/2017: Batman #18     --  98,100 (-  1.5%) 
03/2017: Batman #19     --  97,501 (-  0.6%) 
04/2017: Batman #20     --  97,544 (+  0.0%) 
04/2017: Batman #21     -- 219,472 (+134.1%) [228,310]
05/2017: Batman #22     -- 186,914 (- 18.1%) 
05/2017: Batman #23     --  96,542 (- 48.3%) 
06/2017: Batman #24     -- 116,037 (+ 36.7%) [131,939]
06/2017: Batman #25     -- 102,798 (- 17.6%) [108,749]
07/2017: Batman #26     -- 107,071 (-  1.5%) 
07/2017: Batman #27     -- 102,335 (-  4.4%) 
08/2017: Batman #28     -- 104,666 (+  2.3%) 
08/2017: Batman #29     -- 100,787 (-  3.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #30     -- 100,083 (-  0.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #31     --  98,594 (-  1.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #32     -- 108,945 (+ 10.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #33     --  97,839 (- 10.2%) 
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6 months: - 36.5%
1 year  : - 19.2%
2 years : -  6.0%
5 years : - 39.1%
10 years: + 20.2%

Issue #32 takes a spike upwards, but I’m not sure why. It was the final issue of “The War of Jokes & Riddles,” but that wouldn’t explain a 10K spike. Maybe there was something to do with the Catwoman marriage proposal?

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8, 7, 9 - METAL one-shots ($3.99)
09/2017: Batman Red Death #1      -- 81,904           [91,745]
09/2017: Batman Murder Machine #1 -- 78,202 (-  3.3%) [88,693]
10/2017: Batman Dawnbreaker #1    -- 89,427 (+  0.8%) 
10/2017: Batman Drowned #1        -- 89,861 (+  0.5%) 
10/2017: Batman Merciless #1      -- 87,920 (-  2.2%) 

The Batman Metal one-shots continue to impress, as sales for all five are within 3K of each other once the second printings are factored in. (Dawnbreaker, Drowned & Merciless had both their 1st and 2nd printings out in October, and presumably Diamond combined them on the chart.)

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21, 107; 24, 114 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$2.99)
10/2007: Action Comics #856 -- 53,815
10/2007: Action Comics #857 -- 51,401
10/2007: Action Comics #858 -- 54,596  [59,031]
10/2012: Action Comics #13  -- 67,241
10/2013: Action Comics #24  -- 39,620 
10/2014: Action Comics #35  -- 45,152  [43,593]
10/2015: Action Comics #45  -- 36,560  [36,694]
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10/2016: Action Comics #965 -- 55,678 (-  4.7%)
10/2016: Action Comics #966 -- 53,467 (-  4.0%)
11/2016: Action Comics #967 -- 50,611 (-  5.3%)
11/2016: Action Comics #968 -- 48,931 (-  3.3%)
12/2016: Action Comics #969 -- 46,573 (-  4.8%)
12/2016: Action Comics #970 -- 45,856 (-  1.5%)
01/2017: Action Comics #971 -- 44,894 (-  2.1%)
01/2017: Action Comics #972 -- 43,110 (-  4.0%)
02/2017: Action Comics #973 -- 43,047 (-  0.1%)
02/2017: Action Comics #974 -- 41,712 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Action Comics #975 -- 47,382 (+ 13.6%)
03/2017: Action Comics #976 -- 46,846 (-  1.1%)
04/2017: Action Comics #977 -- 43,865 (-  6.4%)
04/2017: Action Comics #978 -- 43,555 (-  0.7%)
05/2017: Action Comics #979 -- 43,336 (-  0.5%)
05/2017: Action Comics #980 -- 42,811 (-  1.2%)
06/2017: Action Comics #981 -- 42,520 (-  0.7%)
06/2017: Action Comics #982 -- 41,799 (-  1.7%)
07/2017: Action Comics #983 -- 41,764 (-  0.1%)
07/2017: Action Comics #984 -- 40,957 (-  1.9%)
08/2017: Action Comics #985 -- 41,014 (+  0.1%)
08/2017: Action Comics #986 -- 40,607 (-  1.0%)
09/2017: Action Comics #987 -- 96,867 (+138.5%)
09/2017: Action Comics #988 -- 91,303 (-  5.7%)
10/2017: Action Comics #989 -- 88,083 (-  3.5%)
10/2017: Action Comics #990 -- 80,955 (-  8.1%)
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6 months: + 93.4%
1 year  : + 54.9%
2 years : +130.3%
5 years : + 25.7%
10 years: + 54.4%

Lenticular covers ahoy! We’ve combined sales of the lenticular and non-lenticular variants to give you, the sales chart reader, a more accurate sales chart experience!

Action wasn’t the only title with lenticular on the stand this month, as Marvel released a bunch of them as order incentives for their Legacy titles.

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10 - BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT ($3.99)
10/2017: White Knight #1 of 8 -- 86,791 

Sean Murphy’s Elseworlds tale of a world where The Joker is the hero gets off to a very strong start.

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35, 18 - FLASH ($2.99)
10/2007: Flash #233     --  51,152 
10/2012: Flash #13      --  49,936
10/2013: Flash #24      --  38,190 
10/2014: Flash #35      --  37,484  [38,886]
10/2015: Flash #45      --  35,485  [36,011]
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10/2016: Flash #8       --  76,749 (-  1.7%)
10/2016: Flash #9       --  74,311 (-  3.2%)
11/2016: Flash #10      --  70,681 (-  4.9%)
11/2016: Flash #11      --  68,304 (-  3.4%)
12/2016: Flash #12      --  64,476 (-  5.6%)
12/2016: Flash #13      --  62,800 (-  2.6%)
01/2017: Flash #14      --  60,732 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Flash #15      --  58,402 (-  3.8%)
02/2017: Flash #16      --  57,039 (-  2.3%)
02/2017: Flash #17      --  55,234 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Flash #18      --  54,959 (-  0.5%)
03/2017: Flash #19      --  53,918 (-  1.9%)
04/2017: Flash #20      --  53,828 (-  0.2%)
04/2017: Flash #21      -- 174,803 (+251.3%) [189,108]
05/2017: Flash #22      -- 163,767 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Flash #23      --  54,640 (- 66.6%)
06/2017: Flash #24      --  54,275 (-  0.7%)
06/2017: Flash #25      --  54,632 (+  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #26      --  54,237 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #27      --  53,806 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Flash #28      --  54,076 (+  0.5%)
08/2017: Flash #29      --  52,819 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Flash #30      --  52,905 (+  0.2%)
09/2017: Flash #31      --  52,412 (-  0.9%)
10/2017: Flash #32      --  51,775 (-  1.2%)
10/2017: Flash #33      --  69,679 (+ 34.6%)
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6 months: - 50.0%
1 year  : - 19.6%
2 years : + 68.6%
5 years : + 21.6%
10 years: + 18.7%

Issue #33 is a Metal crossover, and sees a sizable 18K jump.

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26, 30 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
10/2007: Detective Comics #837 --  51,363
10/2012: Detective Comics #13  --  76,392
10/2013: Detective Comics #24  --  59,310 
10/2014: Detective Comics #35  --  57,385  [57,650]
10/2015: Detective Comics #45  --  47,972  [48,220]
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10/2016: Detective Comics #942 --  81,432 (-  1.8%)
10/2016: Detective Comics #943 --  74,340 (-  8.7%)
11/2016: Detective Comics #944 --  71,923 (-  3.3%)
11/2016: Detective Comics #945 --  69,942 (-  2.8%)
12/2016: Detective Comics #946 --  66,374 (-  5.1%)
12/2016: Detective Comics #947 --  65,090 (-  1.9%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #948 --  64,090 (-  1.5%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #949 --  61,543 (-  4.0%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #950 --  62,628 (+  1.8%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #951 --  59,630 (-  4.8%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #952 --  59,722 (+  0.2%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #953 --  59,160 (-  0.9%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #954 --  58,187 (-  1.6%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #955 --  57,666 (-  0.9%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #956 --  57,178 (-  0.8%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #957 --  56,344 (-  1.5%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #958 --  56,226 (-  0.2%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #959 --  55,449 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #960 --  55,074 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #961 --  54,407 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #962 --  54,259 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #963 --  52,975 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #964 --  53,552 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #965 --  57,102 (+  6.6%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #966 --  56,801 (-  0.5%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #967 --  55,556 (-  2.2%)
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6 months: -  3.0%
1 year  : - 27.9%
2 years : + 16.5%
5 years : - 26.5%
10 years: +  9.4%

Parts two & three of “A Lonely Place of Living,” which somehow ties in to the Rebirth ├╝ber plot. 

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29 - ALL STAR BATMAN ($4.99)
10/2007: --
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10/2016: All Star Batman #3     -- 117,596 (- 22.4%)   
11/2016: All Star Batman #4     --  99,064 (- 15.8%)   
12/2016: All Star Batman #5     --  87,422 (- 11.8%)   
01/2017: All Star Batman #6     --  84,296 (-  3.8%)   
02/2017: All Star Batman #7     --  77,096 (-  8.5%)   
03/2017: All Star Batman #8     --  71,809 (-  6.9%)   
04/2017: All Star Batman #9     --  67,632 (-  5.8%)   
05/2017: All Star Batman #10    --  66,018 (-  2.4%)   
06/2017: All Star Batman #11    --  62,689 (-  5.0%)   
07/2017: All Star Batman #12    --  60,569 (-  3.4%)   
08/2017: All Star Batman #13    --  56,990 (-  2.9%)   
09/2017: --   
10/2017: All Star Batman #14    --  55,614 (-  2.4%)   
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6 months: - 17.8%
1 year  : - 52.7%
10 years:    n.a.

Final (late) issue. DC will be picking over the corpse of this one to figure out what happened.  

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34 - HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA ($3.99)
10/2017: H&I meet B&V #1 of 6 -- 52,610 

Sales for the first issue of the crossover with Archie comics are pretty much on par with those for the first issue of the Batman/The Shadow. That series finished its six-issue run at 27K.

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39, 97 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
10/2007: Green Arrow Y1 #6 -- 30,943
10/2007: Green Arrow/BC #1 -- 52,183
10/2012: Green Arrow #13   -- 22,057
10/2013: Green Arrow #24   -- 24,620 
10/2014: Green Arrow #35   -- 23,346 
10/2015: Green Arrow #45   -- 23,614 
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10/2016: Green Arrow #8    -- 49,904 (-  7.4%)
10/2016: Green Arrow #9    -- 46,606 (-  4.7%)
11/2016: Green Arrow #10   -- 43,355 (-  7.0%)
11/2016: Green Arrow #11   -- 41,576 (-  4.1%)
12/2016: Green Arrow #12   -- 38,515 (-  7.4%)
12/2016: Green Arrow #13   -- 37,365 (-  3.0%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #14   -- 35,733 (-  4.4%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #15   -- 34,590 (-  3.2%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #16   -- 33,371 (-  3.5%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #17   -- 32,392 (-  2.9%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #18   -- 31,838 (-  1.7%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #19   -- 30,984 (-  2.7%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #20   -- 30,216 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #21   -- 29,993 (-  0.7%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #22   -- 28,931 (-  3.5%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #23   -- 28,291 (-  2.2%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #24   -- 27,737 (-  2.0%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #25   -- 27,388 (-  1.3%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #26   -- 27,285 (-  0.4%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #27   -- 26,715 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #28   -- 26,572 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #29   -- 26,455 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #30   -- 26,429 (-  0.1%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #31   -- 25,742 (-  2.6%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #32   -- 48,898 (+ 90.0%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #33   -- 25,963 (- 46.9%)
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6 months: + 24.3%
1 year  : - 21.6%
2 years : + 58.5%
5 years : + 69.7%
10 years: -  9.9%

The final twice-monthly issue of Green Arrow, which goes monthly in November. If you guessed that issue #32 was a Metal crossover, give yourself a cookie!

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40, 42 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
10/2012: Justice League #13 -- 117,752
10/2013: Justice League #24 --  98,491 
10/2014: Justice League #34 --  75,400  [73,602]
10/2015: Justice League #45 --  77,192  [78,416]
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10/2016: Justice League #6  --  89,073 (-  9.4%)
10/2016: Justice League #7  --  85,789 (-  3.7%)
11/2016: Justice League #8  --  80,696 (-  5.9%)
11/2016: Justice League #9  --  77,905 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Justice League #10 --  73,652 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Justice League #11 --  71,527 (-  2.9%)
01/2017: Justice League #12 --  72,598 (+  1.5%)
01/2017: Justice League #13 --  70,437 (-  3.0%)
02/2017: Justice League #14 --  65,458 (-  7.1%)
02/2017: Justice League #15 --  64,230 (-  1.9%)
03/2017: Justice League #16 --  62,515 (-  2.7%)
03/2017: Justice League #17 --  61,165 (-  2.2%)
04/2017: Justice League #18 --  58,737 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Justice League #19 --  57,647 (-  1.9%)
05/2017: Justice League #20 --  56,119 (-  2.7%)
05/2017: Justice League #21 --  55,351 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #22 --  54,047 (-  2.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #23 --  53,283 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Justice League #24 --  52,700 (-  1.1%)
07/2017: Justice League #25 --  51,507 (-  2.3%)
08/2017: Justice League #26 --  51,048 (-  0.9%)
08/2017: Justice League #27 --  50,023 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Justice League #28 --  49,298 (-  1.4%)
09/2017: Justice League #29 --  48,425 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Justice League #30 --  48,477 (+  0.1%)
10/2017: Justice League #31 --  47,541 (-  1.9%)
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6 months: - 17.5%
1 year  : - 45.1%
2 years : - 38.8%
5 years : - 59.2%

Bryan Hitch’s tenure as Justice League writer comes to its conclusion.

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44, 45 - SUPERMAN ($2.99)
10/2007: Superman #668  --  47,948
10/2007: Superman #669  --  47,271
10/2012: Superman #13   --  52,155
10/2013: Superman #24   --  39,580 
10/2014: Superman #35   --  53,692  [54,371]
10/2015: Superman #45   --  42,693  [43,069]
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10/2016: Superman #8    --  69,905 (-  4.1%)
10/2016: Superman #9    --  67,321 (-  3.7%)
11/2016: Superman #10   --  66,956 (-  0.5%)
11/2016: Superman #11   --  63,686 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Superman #12   --  60,992 (-  4.2%)
12/2016: Superman #13   --  59,393 (-  2.6%)
01/2017: Superman #14   --  60,409 (+  1.7%)
01/2017: Superman #15   --  57,412 (-  5.0%)
02/2017: Superman #16   --  56,105 (-  2.3%)
02/2017: Superman #17   --  54,561 (-  2.8%)
03/2017: Superman #18   --  57,879 (+  6.1%)
03/2017: Superman #19   --  56,439 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Superman #20   --  53,373 (-  5.4%)
04/2017: Superman #21   --  51,373 (-  3.7%)
05/2017: Superman #22   --  51,938 (+  1.1%)
05/2017: Superman #23   --  51,264 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #24   --  50,762 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #25   --  50,873 (+  0.2%)
07/2017: Superman #26   --  50,173 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Superman #27   --  48,953 (-  2.4%)
08/2017: Superman #28   --  48,922 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: Superman #29   --  49,294 (+  0.8%)
09/2017: Superman #30   --  47,664 (-  3.3%)
09/2017: Superman #31   --  46,868 (-  1.7%)
10/2017: Superman #32   --  46,571 (-  0.6%)
10/2017: Superman #33   --  45,544 (-  2.2%)
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6 months: - 12.7%
1 year  : - 32.9%
2 years : +  6.9%
5 years : - 11.7%
10 years: -  3.3%

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51 - MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)
08/2017: Mr. Miracle #1 of 12 -- 33,493  [48,175]
09/2017: Mr. Miracle #2 of 12 -- 41,575 (- 13.7%)
10/2017: Mr. Miracle #3 of 12 -- 40,488 (-  2.6%)

The Mister Miracle miracle continues, already settling in to a standard attrition level of loss by its third issue. 

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53, 56 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
10/2007: Wonder Woman #13  --  48,385
10/2012: Wonder Woman #13  --  43,731
10/2013: Wonder Woman #24  --  34,308 
10/2014: Wonder Woman #34  --  35,774  [34,757]
10/2014: Wonder Woman #35  --  35,968  [36,676]
10/2015: Wonder Woman #45  --  33,885  [34,251]
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10/2016: Wonder Woman #8   --  66,405 (-  5.3%)
10/2016: Wonder Woman #9   --  64,555 (-  2.8%)
11/2016: Wonder Woman #10  --  60,185 (-  5.8%)
11/2016: Wonder Woman #11  --  58,692 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Wonder Woman #12  --  55,639 (-  5.2%)
12/2016: Wonder Woman #13  --  54,589 (-  1.9%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #14  --  52,784 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #15  --  50,978 (-  3.4%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #16  --  49,921 (-  2.1%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #17  --  48,662 (-  2.5%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #18  --  47,484 (-  2.4%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #19  --  46,745 (-  1.6%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #20  --  45,266 (-  3.2%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #21  --  44,597 (-  1.5%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #22  --  44,114 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #23  --  43,704 (-  0.9%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #24  --  43,371 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #25  --  44,106 (+  1.7%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #26  --  43,042 (-  2.4%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #27  --  42,371 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #28  --  41,837 (-  1.3%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #29  --  41,077 (-  1.8%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #30  --  40,955 (-  0.3%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #31  --  41,647 (+  1.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #32  --  39,694 (-  4.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #33  --  39,920 (+  0.6%)
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6 months: - 11.4%
1 year  : - 39.2%
2 years : + 16.2%
5 years : -  9.0%
10 years: - 17.7%

If DC are wondering why the comic of their smash hit movie isn’t selling so hot, they maybe should consider that the comic doesn’t really resemble that hit movie at all...

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63, 59 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
10/2014: Harley Quinn #11 --  68,557  [70,008]
10/2015: Harley Quinn #21 --  55,272  [55,282]
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10/2016: Harley Quinn #5  --  69,237 (- 14.6%)
10/2016: Harley Quinn #6  --  64,710 (-  6.5%)
11/2016: Harley Quinn #7  --  56,878 (- 12.1%)
11/2016: Harley Quinn #8  --  54,111 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Harley Quinn #9  --  49,871 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Harley Quinn #10 --  48,380 (-  4.9%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #11 --  47,308 (-  2.2%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #12 --  45,599 (-  3.6%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #13 --  45,400 (-  0.4%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #14 --  43,798 (-  3.5%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #15 --  43,264 (-  1.2%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #16 --  42,797 (-  1.1%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #17 --  43,263 (+  1.2%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #18 --  41,645 (-  3.7%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #19 --  41,552 (-  0.2%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #20 --  40,596 (-  2.3%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #21 --  40,272 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #22 --  39,389 (-  2.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #23 --  39,480 (+  0.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #24 --  38,124 (-  3.4%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #25 --  39,093 (+  2.5%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #26 --  37,283 (-  4.6%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #27 --  37,087 (-  0.5%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #28 --  36,193 (-  2.4%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #29 --  36,113 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #30 --  38,403 (+  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.2%
1 year  : - 44.4%
2 years : - 32.6%

Sorry, I have no clue as to the reason for the bump of over 2K copies for issue #30. Do you?

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65 - TITANS ($3.99)
10/2015: Titans Hunt #1 of 12 --  31,037  [32,768]
----------------------------------------
10/2016: Titans #4            --  58,342 (- 17.4%) 
11/2016: Titans #5            --  52,511 (- 10.0%) 
12/2016: Titans #6            --  48,612 (-  7.4%) 
01/2017: Titans #7            --  46,998 (-  3.3%) 
02/2017: Titans #8            --  44,028 (-  6.3%) 
03/2017: Titans #9            --  42,557 (-  3.3%) 
04/2017: Titans #10           --  40,893 (-  3.9%) 
05/2017: Titans #11           --  45,889 (+ 12.2%) 
06/2017: Titans #12           --  40,204 (- 12.4%) 
07/2017: Titans #13           --  39,272 (-  2.3%) 
08/2017: Titans #14           --  37,283 (-  5.1%) 
09/2017: Titans #15           --  35,858 (-  3.8%) 
10/2017: Titans #16           --  34,570 (-  3.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 15.5%
1 year  : - 40.7%
2 years : +  5.5%

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74 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
10/2007: Teen Titans #52  -- 55,176
10/2012: Teen Titans #13  -- 41,059
10/2013: Teen Titans #24  -- 34,536 
10/2014: Teen Titans #3   -- 39,198  [39,624]
10/2015: Teen Titans #12  -- 26,796  
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10/2016: Teen Titans #1   -- 71,459 (- 23.5%)
11/2016: Teen Titans #2   -- 52,877 (- 26.0%)
12/2016: Teen Titans #3   -- 44,116 (- 16.6%)
01/2017: Teen Titans #4   -- 41,304 (-  6.4%)
02/2017: Teen Titans #5   -- 39,028 (-  5.5%)
03/2017: Teen Titans #6   -- 37,572 (-  3.7%)
04/2017: Teen Titans #7   -- 36,056 (-  4.0%)
05/2017: Teen Titans #8   -- 43,385 (+ 20.3%)
06/2017: Teen Titans #9   -- 36,058 (- 16.9%)
07/2017: Teen Titans #10  -- 35,308 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Teen Titans #11  -- 33,434 (-  5.3%)
09/2017: Teen Titans #12  -- 57,359 (+ 71.6%)
10/2017: Teen Titans #13  -- 32,058 (- 44.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.1%
1 year  : - 55.1%
2 years : + 34.7%
5 years : - 21.9%
10 years: - 41.9%

Back to normal, as if last month’s Metal crossover never happened.

---
75, 76 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
10/2007: Nightwing #137 --  28,363
10/2012: Nightwing #13  --  47,171
10/2013: Nightwing #24  --  39,853 
10/2014: Grayson #3     --  52,849  [53,330]
10/2015: Grayson #13    --  32,260  [32,786]
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10/2016: Nightwing #6   --  69,246 (- 10.0%)
10/2016: Nightwing #7   --  58,402 (- 15.7%)
11/2016: Nightwing #8   --  56,091 (-  4.0%)
11/2016: Nightwing #9   --  52,984 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Nightwing #10  --  49,436 (-  6.7%)
12/2016: Nightwing #11  --  47,781 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Nightwing #12  --  46,057 (-  3.6%)
01/2017: Nightwing #13  --  44,462 (-  3.5%)
02/2017: Nightwing #14  --  42,656 (-  4.1%)
02/2017: Nightwing #15  --  41,423 (-  2.9%)
03/2017: Nightwing #16  --  40,289 (-  2.7%)
03/2017: Nightwing #17  --  39,467 (-  2.0%)
04/2017: Nightwing #18  --  38,858 (-  1.5%)
04/2017: Nightwing #19  --  38,230 (-  1.6%)
05/2017: Nightwing #20  --  37,646 (-  1.5%)
05/2017: Nightwing #21  --  37,309 (-  0.9%)
06/2017: Nightwing #22  --  36,343 (-  2.6%)
06/2017: Nightwing #23  --  36,055 (-  0.8%)
07/2017: Nightwing #24  --  35,370 (-  1.9%)
07/2017: Nightwing #25  --  34,587 (-  2.2%)
08/2017: Nightwing #26  --  34,020 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Nightwing #27  --  33,250 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Nightwing #28  --  32,874 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Nightwing #29  --  51,102 (+ 55.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #30  --  31,978 (- 37.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #31  --  31,762 (-  0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 50.1%
2 years : -  2.8%
5 years : - 32.4%
10 years: + 12.4%

Back to normal, as if last month’s Metal crossover never happened.

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77, 80 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
10/2007: Raise the Flag #2 of 8 --  22,774
10/2012: Suicide Squad #13      --  27,644
10/2013: Suicide Squad #24      --  27,762 
10/2014: New Suicide Squad #3   --  39,498  [40,809]
10/2015: New Suicide Squad #13  --  33,260  [33,584]
------------------------------------------
10/2016: Suicide Squad #4       --  76,324 (- 16.0%)
10/2016: Suicide Squad #5       --  69,819 (-  8.5%)
11/2016: Suicide Squad #6       --  61,973 (- 11.2%)
11/2016: Suicide Squad #7       --  59,452 (-  4.1%)
12/2016: Suicide Squad #8       --  59,967 (+  0.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #9       --  54,010 (-  9.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #10      --  53,649 (-  0.7%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #11      --  48,723 (-  9.2%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #12      --  46,860 (-  3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #13      --  45,064 (-  3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #14      --  43,388 (-  3.7%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #15      --  40,940 (-  5.6%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #16      --  41,929 (+  2.4%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #17      --  38,719 (-  7.7%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #18      --  38,401 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #19      --  37,642 (-  2.0%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #20      --  37,532 (-  0.3%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #21      --  36,077 (-  3.9%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #22      --  35,719 (-  1.0%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #23      --  34,209 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #24      --  33,674 (-  1.6%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #25      --  33,553 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #26      --  50,527 (+ 50.6%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #27      --  31,754 (- 37.2%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #28      --  31,633 (-  0.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.5%
1 year  : - 56.6%
2 years : -  5.6%
5 years : + 14.7%
10 years: + 39.2%

Back to normal, as if last month’s Metal crossover never happened.

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78 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
10/2007: Supergirl #22  --  41,758 
10/2012: Supergirl #13  --  29,450
10/2013: Supergirl #24  --  23,321
10/2014: Supergirl #35  --  26,371
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10/2016: Supergirl #2   --  50,261 (- 49.4%)
11/2016: Supergirl #3   --  37,316 (- 25.8%)
12/2016: Supergirl #4   --  31,040 (- 16.8%)
01/2017: Supergirl #5   --  29,030 (-  6.5%)
02/2017: Supergirl #6   --  26,240 (-  9.6%)
03/2017: Supergirl #7   --  24,592 (-  6.3%)
04/2017: Supergirl #8   --  23,814 (-  3.2%)
05/2017: Supergirl #9   --  22,605 (-  5.1%)
06/2017: Supergirl #10  --  22,093 (-  2.3%)
07/2017: Supergirl #11  --  21,319 (-  3.5%)
08/2017: Supergirl #12  --  27,104 (+ 27.1%)
09/2017: Supergirl #13  --  33,750 (+ 24.5%)
10/2017: Supergirl #14  --  31,720 (-  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 33.2%
1 year  : - 36.9%
5 years : +  7.7%
10 years: - 24.0%

We’ve apparently reached the limit of the people-who-are-willing-to-buy-Supergirl-just-for-the-variant-covers increases. Which is kind of funny as IMHO issue #14 was easily the best of Mr. Artgerm’s variant covers.

---

79 - SUPER SONS ($3.99)
02/2017: Super Sons #1  -- 99,380
03/2017: Super Sons #2  -- 51,723 (- 48.0%)
04/2017: Super Sons #3  -- 44,561 (- 13.8%)
05/2017: Super Sons #4  -- 39,412 (- 11.6%)
06/2017: Super Sons #5  -- 37,022 (-  6.1%)
07/2017: Super Sons #6  -- 35,461 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Super Sons #7  -- 34,165 (-  3.7%)
09/2017: Super Sons #8  -- 32,615 (-  4.5%)
10/2017: Super Sons #9  -- 31,677 (-  2.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.9%

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81, 83 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
10/2007: Green Lantern Corps #16  --  60,862
10/2007: Green Lantern Corps #17  --  59,223
10/2012: Green Lantern Corps #13  --  50,773
10/2013: Green Lantern Corps #24  --  37,312
10/2014: Green Lantern Corps #35  --  34,222  [34,939]
10/2015: --
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10/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #6      --  49,988 (- 10.8%)
10/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #7      --  48,064 (-  3.8%)
11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #8      --  45,194 (-  6.0%)
11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #9      --  43,486 (-  3.8%)
12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #10     --  41,234 (-  5.2%)
12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #11     --  40,111 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #12     --  39,148 (-  2.4%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #13     --  38,053 (-  2.8%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #14     --  37,504 (-  1.4%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #15     --  36,331 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #16     --  35,996 (-  0.9%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #17     --  35,205 (-  2.2%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #18     --  34,507 (-  2.0%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #19     --  34,140 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #20     --  33,721 (-  1.2%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #21     --  33,259 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #22     --  33,116 (-  0.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #23     --  32,517 (-  1.8%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #24     --  32,210 (-  0.9%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #25     --  31,838 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26     --  31,481 (-  1.1%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27     --  31,251 (-  0.7%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28     --  30,911 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29     --  30,864 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #30     --  31,268 (+  1.3%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #31     --  30,586 (-  2.2%)
----------------
6 months: -  9.9%
1 year  : - 36.9%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 24.1%
10 years: - 48.5%

A two-parter guest-starring Superman.

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84, 86 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
10/2007: JL of America #14   -- 101,763  
10/2013: JL of America #8    --  77,305
10/2015: JL of America #4    --  56,543  [56,854]
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10/2016: --
11/2016: JL of America #10   --  39,766 (- 11.0%)
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: Atom Rebirth #1     --  29,639 (- 25.5%)
01/2017: Vixen Rebirth #1    --  29,435 (-  0.7%)
01/2017: The Ray Rebirth #1  --  27,749 (-  5.7%)
01/2017: K Frost Rebirth #1  --  29,932 (+  7.9%)
02/2017: JLA Rebirth #1      --  80,737 (+ 59.0%)
02/2017: JL of America #1    -- 102,843 (+ 27.4%)
03/2017: JL of America #2    --  58,684 (- 42.9%)
03/2017: JL of America #3    --  53,354 (-  9.1%)
04/2017: JL of America #4    --  47,696 (- 10.6%)
04/2017: JL of America #5    --  45,697 (-  4.2%)
05/2017: JL of America #6    --  42,182 (-  7.7%)
05/2017: JL of America #7    --  40,970 (-  2.9%)
06/2017: JL of America #8    --  38,567 (-  5.3%)
06/2017: JL of America #9    --  37,567 (-  3.2%)
07/2017: JL of America #10   --  35,951 (-  4.3%)
07/2017: JL of America #11   --  35,164 (-  2.2%)
08/2017: JL of America #12   --  33,770 (-  4.0%)
08/2017: JL of America #13   --  32,602 (-  3.5%)
09/2017: JL of America #14   --  31,322 (-  3.9%)
09/2017: JL of America #15   --  30,900 (-  1.3%)
10/2017: JL of America #16   --  30,406 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: JL of America #17   --  29,825 (-  1.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 35.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 46.7%
10 years: - 70.4%

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87, 90 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
10/2007: Green Lantern #24  --  78,650
10/2012: Green Lantern #13  --  91,814
10/2013: Green Lantern #24  --  57,107 
10/2014: Green Lantern #35  --  45,893  [46,401]
10/2015: Green Lantern #45  --  38,406  [38,519]
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10/2016: Green Lanterns #8  --  52,025 (-  6.0%)
10/2016: Green Lanterns #9  --  49,434 (-  5.0%)
11/2016: Green Lanterns #10 --  46,306 (-  6.3%)
11/2016: Green Lanterns #11 --  44,703 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Green Lanterns #12 --  42,241 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Green Lanterns #13 --  41,090 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #14 --  39,854 (-  3.0%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #15 --  38,571 (-  3.2%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #16 --  37,845 (-  1.9%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #17 --  36,636 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #18 --  35,824 (-  2.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #19 --  35,368 (-  1.3%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #20 --  34,224 (-  3.2%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #21 --  33,556 (-  2.0%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #22 --  32,686 (-  2.6%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #23 --  32,251 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #24 --  31,683 (-  1.8%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #25 --  31,413 (-  0.9%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #26 --  31,045 (-  1.2%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #27 --  30,278 (-  2.5%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 --  30,024 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 --  29,451 (-  1.9%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 --  29,462 (+  0.0%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 --  28,997 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #32 --  28,775 (-  0.8%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #33 --  28,238 (-  1.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.9%
1 year  : - 43.8%
2 years : - 26.0%
5 years : - 69.0%
10 years: - 63.8%

One of these days I will be right!

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91 - TRINITY ($3.99)
10/2016: Trinity #2  --  71,617 (- 30.6%)
11/2016: Trinity #3  --  58,253 (- 18.7%)
12/2016: Trinity #4  --  50,270 (- 13.7%)
01/2017: Trinity #5  --  46,204 (-  8.1%)
02/2017: Trinity #6  --  42,001 (-  9.1%)
03/2017: Trinity #7  --  39,380 (-  6.2%)
04/2017: Trinity #8  --  36,803 (-  6.5%)
05/2017: Trinity #9  --  34,317 (-  6.8%)
06/2017: Trinity #10 --  32,654 (-  4.8%)
07/2017: Trinity #11 --  31,274 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Trinity #12 --  30,215 (-  3.4%)
09/2017: Trinity #13 --  29,106 (-  3.7%)
10/2017: Trinity #14 --  27,968 (-  3.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 24.0%
1 year  : - 60.9%

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90 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
10/2007: Aquaman SoA #57 -- 12,944
10/2012: Aquaman #13     -- 54,648
10/2013: Aquaman #24     -- 42,248 
10/2014: Aquaman #35     -- 32,238  [32,684]
10/2015: Aquaman #45     -- 25,495 
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10/2016: Aquaman #8      -- 44,551 (-  5.2%)
10/2016: Aquaman #9      -- 42,695 (-  4.2%)
11/2016: Aquaman #10     -- 39,816 (-  6.7%)
11/2016: Aquaman #11     -- 38,109 (-  4.3%)
12/2016: Aquaman #12     -- 35,571 (-  6.7%)
12/2016: Aquaman #13     -- 34,619 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Aquaman #14     -- 33,377 (-  3.6%)
01/2017: Aquaman #15     -- 32,424 (-  2.9%)
02/2017: Aquaman #16     -- 31,408 (-  3.1%)
02/2017: Aquaman #17     -- 30,584 (-  2.6%)
03/2017: Aquaman #18     -- 30,044 (-  1.8%)
03/2017: Aquaman #19     -- 29,279 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Aquaman #20     -- 28,452 (-  2.8%)
04/2017: Aquaman #21     -- 27,837 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #22     -- 27,215 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #23     -- 26,841 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #24     -- 26,455 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #25     -- 27,793 (+  5.1%)
07/2017: Aquaman #26     -- 27,702 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Aquaman #27     -- 28,677 (+  3.5%)
09/2017: Aquaman #28     -- 28,081 (-  2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29     -- 27,559 (-  0.9%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.1%
1 year  : - 36.7%
2 years : +  8.1%
5 years : - 49.6%
10 years: +112.9%

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98, 135 - GOTHAM CITY GARAGE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #1  -- 24,333 
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #2  -- 15,418 (- 40.3%) 

The newest Digital First series is the top non-DCU comic this month. It’s a bit of a steep drop from the first to the second issue, but the second didn’t have the benefit of a variant cover.

---

105 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
10/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 -- 35,420
10/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 27,128 
10/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #35 -- 19,837 
10/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #5    -- 21,025
-----------------------------------------
10/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #3  -- 41,971 (- 23.6%)
11/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #4  -- 36,740 (- 12.5%)
12/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #5  -- 32,860 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #6  -- 31,321 (-  4.7%)
02/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #7  -- 28,753 (-  8.2%)
03/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #8  -- 27,894 (-  3.0%)
04/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #9  -- 26,410 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #10 -- 25,977 (-  1.6%)
06/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 -- 25,185 (-  3.0%)
07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 -- 26,251 (+  4.2%)
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 -- 25,073 (-  4.5%)
09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 24,376 (-  2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 -- 23,680 (-  2.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.3%
1 year  : - 43.6%
2 years : + 12.6%
5 years : - 33.1%

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1067 - NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER ($3.99)
08/2017: NW New Order #1 of 6 -- 32,515 
09/2017: NW New Order #2 of 6 -- 25,027 (- 23.0%)
10/2017: NW New Order #3 of 6 -- 23,506 (-  6.1%)

Actually settling down quicker than one might expect. Maybe it won’t be a total wash-out.

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112 - WONDER WOMAN/CONAN ($3.99)
09/2017: WW/Conan #1 of 6 -- 32,439
10/2017: WW/Conan #2 of 6 -- 22,195 (- 31.6%)

A typical second issue drop.

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108 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
10/2012: Deathstroke #13 --  15,078 
10/2014: Deathstroke #1  --  54,059  [59,174] 
10/2015: Deathstroke #11 --  31,121  [31,649]
-----------------------------------
10/2016: Deathstroke #4  --  46,773 (- 14.8%)
10/2016: Deathstroke #5  --  43,058 (-  7.9%)
11/2016: Deathstroke #6  --  37,177 (- 13.7%)
11/2016: Deathstroke #7  --  35,782 (-  3.8%)
12/2016: Deathstroke #8  --  32,530 (-  9.1%)
12/2016: Deathstroke #9  --  31,519 (-  3.1%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #10 --  29,864 (-  5.3%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #11 --  28,625 (-  4.1%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #12 --  27,226 (-  4.9%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #13 --  26,328 (-  3.3%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #14 --  25,493 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #15 --  24,746 (-  2.9%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #16 --  23,712 (-  4.2%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #17 --  23,449 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #18 --  22,742 (-  3.0%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #19 --  34,772 (+ 52.9%)
06/2017: Deathstroke #20 --  24,743 (- 28.8%)
07/2017: Deathstroke #21 --  24,956 (+  0.9%)
08/2017: Deathstroke #22 --  23,713 (-  5.0%)
09/2017: Deathstroke #23 --  22,811 (-  3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 --  21,970 (-  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.8%
1 year  : - 51.1%
2 years : - 30.6%
5 years : + 45.7%

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115 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
10/2012: Batgirl #13 --  50,074  [71,109]
10/2013: Batgirl #24 --  36,666 
10/2014: Batgirl #35 --  62,644  [66,304]
10/2015: Batgirl #45 --  29,276  [29,715]
-------------------------------
10/2016: Batgirl #4  --  40,778 (- 20.9%)
11/2016: Batgirl #5  --  35,210 (- 13.7%)
12/2016: Batgirl #6  --  31,294 (- 11.1%)
01/2017: Batgirl #7  --  28,712 (-  8.3%)
02/2017: Batgirl #8  --  26,539 (-  7.6%)
03/2017: Batgirl #9  --  25,469 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Batgirl #10 --  24,117 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: Batgirl #11 --  23,338 (-  3.2%)
06/2017: Batgirl #12 --  22,473 (-  3.7%)
07/2017: Batgirl #13 --  22,356 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Batgirl #14 --  22,593 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Batgirl #15 --  22,752 (+  0.7%)
10/2017: Batgirl #16 --  21,314 (-  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.6%
1 year  : - 47.7%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : - 70.0%

Correction.

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117 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
10/2012: Unlimited #9      -- 19,877
10/2013: Universe #3       -- 17,658 
10/2014: Universe #15      -- 13,739 
10/2015: Batman Beyond #5  -- 29,409  [29,626]
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10/2016: Batman Beyond #1  -- 66,591 (- 10.0%)
11/2016: Batman Beyond #2  -- 41,313 (- 38.0%)
12/2016: Batman Beyond #3  -- 32,916 (- 20.3%)
01/2017: Batman Beyond #4  -- 29,767 (-  9.6%)
02/2017: Batman Beyond #5  -- 27,495 (-  7.6%)
03/2017: Batman Beyond #6  -- 26,261 (-  4.5%)
04/2017: Batman Beyond #7  -- 24,789 (-  5.6%)
05/2017: Batman Beyond #8  -- 24,093 (-  2.8%)
06/2017: Batman Beyond #9  -- 23,370 (-  3.0%)
07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 -- 22,871 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 -- 21,640 (-  5.4%)
09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 -- 21,866 (+  1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 -- 20,464 (-  6.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.4%
1 year  : - 69.3%
2 years : - 30.9%
5 years : +  3.0%

Correction.

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118 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
10/2012: Batwoman #13 -- 37,315
10/2013: Batwoman #24 -- 25,609 
10/2014: Batwoman #35 -- 16,767 
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02/2017: Rebirth #1   -- 57,915 (+318.9%)
03/2017: Batwoman #1  -- 60,334 (+  4.2%)
04/2017: Batwoman #2  -- 36,563 (- 39.4%)
05/2017: Batwoman #3  -- 29,664 (- 18.9%)
06/2017: Batwoman #4  -- 26,782 (-  9.7%)
07/2017: Batwoman #5  -- 24,843 (-  7.2%)
08/2017: Batwoman #6  -- 22,362 (- 10.0%)
09/2017: Batwoman #7  -- 21,415 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: Batwoman #8  -- 20,364 (-  4.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 44.3%
5 years : - 45.4%

Still working on finding its level.

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123 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
02/2017: The Wild Storm #1  -- 54,442
03/2017: The Wild Storm #2  -- 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: The Wild Storm #3  -- 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: The Wild Storm #4  -- 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: The Wild Storm #5  -- 24,206 (-  5.3%)
07/2017: The Wild Storm #6  -- 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  -- 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8  -- 19,041 (-  4.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 37.8%

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127 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
10/2007: Birds of Prey #111 --  26,400
10/2012: Birds of Prey #13  --  25,851
10/2013: Birds of Prey #24  --  18,382
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10/2016: Batgirl & BoP #3   --  40,041 (- 26.0%)
11/2016: Batgirl & BoP #4   --  33,138 (- 17.2%)
12/2016: Batgirl & BoP #5   --  28,846 (- 13.0%)
01/2017: Batgirl & BoP #6   --  26,618 (-  7.7%)
02/2017: Batgirl & BoP #7   --  24,466 (-  8.1%)
03/2017: Batgirl & BoP #8   --  22,941 (-  6.2%)
04/2017: Batgirl & BoP #9   --  21,535 (-  6.1%)
05/2017: Batgirl & BoP #10  --  20,818 (-  3.3%)
06/2017: Batgirl & BoP #11  --  19,912 (-  4.4%)
07/2017: Batgirl & BoP #12  --  19,297 (-  3.1%)
08/2017: Batgirl & BoP #13  --  18,917 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Batgirl & BoP #14  --  18,572 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Batgirl & BoP #15  --  17,949 (-  3.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.7%
1 year  : - 55.2%
5 years : - 30.6%
10 years: - 32.0%

Kickoff of the “Manslaughter” storyline, in which the Bensons are really starting to hit their stride. Maybe give this title another chance?

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130 - RAGMAN ($3.99)
10/2017: Ragman #1 of 6 -- 17,220 

Not an auspicious start, but then what did DC expect for a mini-series starring a D-list character? I mean yeah, Ragman was in a few episodes of Arrow last season; but when has DC’s TV success translated to comic-selling success in the direct market? Surely there are less expensive ways of servicing the trademark.

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Coming in at #132 is the DC House of Horror one-shot with 16,967 in derived sales. At $9.99 a pop that puts its dollar sales rank may up at #41, so it looks like DC will be following with more of these sawbuck one-shots.

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137 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
10/2007: Hellblazer #237    -- 12,703
10/2012: Hellblazer #296    --  9,255
10/2013: Constantine #7     -- 22,954 
10/2014: Constantine #18    -- 15,648 
10/2015: The Hellblazer #5  -- 20,431 
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10/2016: The Hellblazer #3  -- 33,596 (- 25.0%)
11/2016: The Hellblazer #4  -- 28,882 (- 14.0%)
12/2016: The Hellblazer #5  -- 25,780 (- 10.7%)
01/2017: The Hellblazer #6  -- 23,349 (-  9.4%)
02/2017: The Hellblazer #7  -- 21,450 (-  8.1%)
03/2017: The Hellblazer #8  -- 20,510 (-  4.4%)
04/2017: The Hellblazer #9  -- 19,115 (-  6.8%)
05/2017: The Hellblazer #10 -- 18,370 (-  3.9%)
06/2017: The Hellblazer #11 -- 17,585 (-  4.3%)
07/2017: The Hellblazer #12 -- 17,111 (-  2.7%)
08/2017: The Hellblazer #13 -- 16,111 (-  5.8%)
09/2017: The Hellblazer #14 -- 15,431 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: The Hellblazer #15 -- 15,035 (-  2.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.3%
1 year  : - 55.2%
2 years : - 26.4%
5 years : + 62.5%
10 years: + 18.4%

Now down to the sales level where the previous two Constantine/Hellblazer series ended.

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140 - BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)
05/2017: Bane Conq #1 of 12 -- 41,709
06/2017: Bane Conq #2 of 12 -- 25,142 (- 39.7%)
07/2017: Bane Conq #3 of 12 -- 20,287 (- 19.3%)
08/2017: Bane Conq #4 of 12 -- 17,615 (- 13.2%)
09/2017: Bane Conq #5 of 12 -- 15,768 (- 10.5%)
10/2017: Bane Conq #6 of 12 -- 14,739 (-  6.5%)

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146 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 

Finally a second title in the WildStorm reboot debuts, but the rose is already off on the line. Maybe DC should have made this returnable? Not sure if this is meant to be a limited series or not; the little numbers across the top only go to twelve, which if Michael Cray follows standard sales drops I doubt it will make it past that number anyway.

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152 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
10/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #6  -- 23,781 (-  9.1%)
11/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #7  -- 21,983 (-  7.6%)
12/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #8  -- 20,126 (-  8.4%)
01/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #9  -- 19,208 (-  4.6%)
02/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #10 -- 17,993 (-  6.3%)
03/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #11 -- 17,281 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #12 -- 16,492 (-  4.6%)
05/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #13 -- 16,016 (-  2.9%)
06/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #14 -- 15,500 (-  3.2%)
07/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #15 -- 14,931 (-  3.7%)
08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 -- 14,309 (-  4.2%)
09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 -- 13,866 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 -- 13,478 (-  2.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.3%
1 year  : - 43.3%

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156, 160 - BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
10/2015: Bombshells #3  --  32,147  [32,939]
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10/2016: Bombshells #18 --  16,042 (-  3.9%)
11/2016: Bombshells #19 --  15,452 (-  3.7%)
12/2016: Bombshells #20 --  14,428 (-  6.6%)
01/2017: Bombshells #21 --  13,748 (-  4.7%)
02/2017: Bombshells #22 --  13,204 (-  4.0%)
03/2017: Bombshells #23 --  12,794 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Bombshells #24 --  12,525 (-  2.1%)
04/2017: Bombshells #25 --  12,499 (-  0.2%)
05/2017: Bombshells #26 --  13,325 (+  6.6%)
05/2017: Bombshells #27 --  12,917 (-  3.1%)
06/2017: Bombshells #28 --  12,011 (-  7.0%)
06/2017: Bombshells #29 --  11,858 (-  1.3%)
07/2017: Bombshells #30 --  11,970 (+  0.9%)
07/2017: Bombshells #31 --  11,869 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #32 --  12,079 (+  1.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #33 --  11,652 (-  3.5%)
09/2017: Bomb United #1 --  22,177 (+ 90.3%)
09/2017: Bomb United #2 --  14,388 (- 35.1%)
10/2017: Bomb United #3 --  13,317 (-  7.4%)
10/2017: Bomb United #4 --  12,874 (-  3.3%)
-----------------
6 months: +  4.8%
1 year  : - 18.4%
2 years : - 60.2%

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157 - SUPERWOMAN ($3.99)
10/2016: Superwoman #3  --  40,554 (- 26.9%)   
11/2016: Superwoman #4  --  30,070 (- 25.9%)   
12/2016: Superwoman #5  --  24,761 (- 17.7%)   
01/2017: Superwoman #6  --  23,065 (-  6.8%)   
02/2017: Superwoman #7  --  20,435 (- 11.4%)   
03/2017: Superwoman #8  --  18,857 (-  7.7%)   
04/2017: Superwoman #9  --  17,836 (-  5.4%)   
05/2017: Superwoman #10 --  17,068 (-  4.3%)   
06/2017: Superwoman #11 --  16,137 (-  5.5%)   
07/2017: Superwoman #12 --  15,209 (-  5.8%)   
08/2017: Superwoman #13 --  14,181 (-  6.8%)   
09/2017: Superwoman #14 --  13,343 (-  5.9%)   
10/2017: Superwoman #15 --  13,039 (-  2.3%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 26.9%
1 year  : - 67.8%

Ending in January.

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161 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS ($3.99)
10/2016: Future Quest #5  -- 23,975 (-  5.9%)
10/2016: Future Quest #6  -- 22,131 (-  7.7%)
11/2016: Future Quest #7  -- 19,910 (- 10.0%)
12/2016: Future Quest #8  -- 18,296 (-  8.1%)
01/2017: Future Quest #9  -- 17,089 (-  6.6%)
02/2017: Future Quest #10 -- 16,246 (-  4.9%)
03/2017: Future Quest #11 -- 15,750 (-  3.1%)
04/2017: --
05/2017: Future Quest #12 -- 15,528 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: --
07/2017: --
08/2017: FQ Presents #1   -- 18,347 (+ 18.2%)
09/2017: FQ Presents #2   -- 13,783 (- 24.9%)
10/2017: FQ Presents #3   -- 12,788 (-  7.2%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 44.5%

The relaunch isn’t going so well...

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164, 165 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2013: Injustice #10    -- 24,788 
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #1  -- 19,307 
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #2  -- 17,884 
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #11 -- 14,992 
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #12 -- 14,848 
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10/2016: Injustice Y5 #19 -- 12,262 (-  3.8%)
10/2016: Injustice Y5 #20 -- 12,313 (+  0.4%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Ground Zero #1   -- 17,513 (+ 42.2%)
12/2016: Ground Zero #2   -- 13,406 (- 23.5%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #3   -- 11,980 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #4   -- 11,927 (-  0.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #5   -- 11,043 (-  7.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #6   -- 11,110 (+  0.6%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #7   -- 10,920 (-  1.7%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #8   -- 10,670 (-  2.3%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #9   -- 10,669 (-  0.0%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #10  -- 10,466 (-  1.9%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #11  -- 10,231 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #12  -- 10,025 (-  2.0%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #1   -- 24,325 (+142.6%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #2   -- 13,557 (- 44.3%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #3   -- 13,645 (+  0.6%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #4   -- 13,342 (-  2.2%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #5   -- 13,960 (+  4.6%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #6   -- 13,372 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #7   -- 13,272 (-  0.7%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #8   -- 13,104 (-  1.3%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #9   -- 12,783 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #10  -- 12,390 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #11  -- 12,356 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #12  -- 12,022 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: + 15.3%
1 year  : -  0.8%
2 years : - 18.3%

Injustice continues to sell above its weight class in digital format, so no worries here.

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166 - NEW SUPER-MAN ($3.99)
10/2016: New Super-Man #4  --  31,689 (- 31.1%)
11/2016: New Super-Man #5  --  25,378 (- 19.9%)
12/2016: New Super-Man #6  --  21,000 (- 17.3%)
01/2017: New Super-Man #7  --  18,959 (-  9.7%)
02/2017: New Super-Man #8  --  16,962 (- 10.5%)
03/2017: New Super-Man #9  --  15,576 (-  8.2%)
04/2017: New Super-Man #10 --  14,748 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: New Super-Man #11 --  13,995 (-  5.1%)
06/2017: New Super-Man #12 --  13,610 (-  2.8%)
07/2017: New Super-Man #13 --  12,951 (-  4.8%)
08/2017: New Super-Man #14 --  12,339 (-  4.7%)
09/2017: New Super-Man #15 --  12,431 (+  0.7%)
10/2017: New Super-Man #16 --  11,543 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.7%
1 year  : - 63.6%

Yet another correction this month on a low-ish selling title that was stable last month. Getting a soft reboot in February as the Justice League of China will be added to the title.

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171 - THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE ($3.99)
01/2017: Kamandi Challenge #1 of 12  -- 23,576
02/2017: Kamandi Challenge #2 of 12  -- 16,650 (- 29.4%)
03/2017: Kamandi Challenge #3 of 12  -- 15,446 (-  7.2%)
04/2017: Kamandi Challenge #4 of 12  -- 14,205 (-  8.0%)
05/2017: Kamandi Challenge #5 of 12  -- 13,504 (-  4.9%)
06/2017: Kamandi Challenge #6 of 12  -- 12,860 (-  4.8%)
07/2017: Kamandi Challenge #7 of 12  -- 12,451 (-  3.2%)
08/2017: Kamandi Challenge #8 of 12  -- 12,030 (-  3.4%)
09/2017: Kamandi Challenge #9 of 12  -- 11,844 (-  1.5%)
10/2017: Kamandi Challenge #10 of 12 -- 11,246 (-  5.0%)
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6 months: - 20.8%

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180 - BLUE BEETLE ($3.99)
10/2007: Blue Beetle #20 -- 27,611
10/2012: Blue Beetle #13 -- 13,141
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10/2016: Blue Beetle #2  -- 36,799 (- 35.9%)   
11/2016: Blue Beetle #3  -- 25,300 (- 31.2%)   
12/2016: Blue Beetle #4  -- 20,811 (- 17.7%)   
01/2017: Blue Beetle #5  -- 18,104 (- 13.0%)   
02/2017: Blue Beetle #6  -- 15,906 (- 12.1%)   
03/2017: Blue Beetle #7  -- 14,690 (-  7.6%)   
04/2017: Blue Beetle #8  -- 13,406 (-  8.7%)   
05/2017: Blue Beetle #9  -- 12,939 (-  3.5%)   
06/2017: Blue Beetle #10 -- 12,399 (-  4.2%)   
07/2017: Blue Beetle #11 -- 12,075 (-  2.6%)   
08/2017: Blue Beetle #12 -- 11,574 (-  4.1%)   
09/2017: Blue Beetle #13 -- 10,879 (-  6.0%)   
10/2017: Blue Beetle #14 -- 10,379 (-  4.6%)   
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6 months: - 22.6%
1 year  : - 71.8%
5 years : - 21.0%
10 years: - 62.4%

A new creative team starts, but it won’t be enough to save the title as it is ending in February with issue #18.

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184 - CYBORG ($3.99)
10/2015: Cyborg #3  -- 27,550
10/2015: Cyborg #4  -- 25,926  
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10/2016: Cyborg #2  -- 41,577 (- 32.8%)
10/2016: Cyborg #3  -- 35,756 (- 14.0%)
11/2016: Cyborg #4  -- 28,303 (- 20.8%)
11/2016: Cyborg #5  -- 25,772 (-  8.9%)
12/2016: Cyborg #6  -- 21,287 (- 17.4%)
12/2016: Cyborg #7  -- 19,788 (-  7.0%)
01/2017: Cyborg #8  -- 18,562 (-  6.2%)
02/2017: Cyborg #9  -- 16,274 (- 12.3%)
03/2017: Cyborg #10 -- 14,977 (-  8.0%)
04/2017: Cyborg #11 -- 13,677 (-  8.7%)
05/2017: Cyborg #12 -- 12,929 (-  5.5%)
06/2017: Cyborg #13 -- 12,076 (-  6.6%)
07/2017: Cyborg #14 -- 11,536 (-  4.5%)
08/2017: Cyborg #15 -- 10,949 (-  5.1%)
09/2017: Cyborg #16 -- 10,385 (-  5.2%)
10/2017: Cyborg #17 --  9,945 (-  4.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.3%
1 year  : - 74.3%
2 years : - 62.8%

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197 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2007: -- 
10/2012: --
10/2013: Astro City #5   -- 16,927 
10/2014: Astro City #16  -- 12,480 
10/2015: Astro City #28  -- 10,808 
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10/2016: Astro City #40  --  9,568 (- 0.6%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: Astro City #41  -- 10,066 (+ 5.2%)
03/2017: Astro City #42  --  9,481 (- 5.8%)
04/2017: Astro City #43  --  9,309 (- 1.8%)
05/2017: Astro City #44  --  9,318 (+ 0.1%)
06/2017: Astro City #45  --  9,224 (- 1.0%)
07/2017: --
08/2017: Astro City #46  --  9,168 (- 0.6%)
09/2017: Astro City #47  --  9,246 (+ 0.9%)
10/2017: Astro City #48  --  9,140 (- 1.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  1.8%
1 year  : -  4.5%
2 years : - 15.4%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.

Second part of the G-Dog two-parter, which you should really go read as it was quite good.

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200 - THE RUFF & REDDY SHOW ($3.99)
10/2017: Ruff & Reddy #1 of 6 -- 8,777

Who exactly was clamoring for Howard Chaykin’s take on an obscure Hanna-Barbera property that even I had never heard of? Clearly the answer is nearly nobody. I will be shocked if this stays on the Top 300 chart for the duration of its run.

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204 - DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY ($3.99)
09/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #1 of 6 -- 13,525
10/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #2 of 6 --  8,539 (- 36.9%)

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206 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2007: Teen Titans Go! #48 --  7,927
10/2014: Teen Titans Go! #6  --  8,677 
10/2015: Teen Titans Go! #12 -- 10,283 
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10/2016: Teen Titans Go! #18 --  9,506 (-  1.3%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Teen Titans Go! #19 --  8,748 (-  8.0%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Teen Titans Go! #20 --  8,601 (-  1.7%)
03/2017: --
04/2017: Teen Titans Go! #21 --  8,410 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: --
06/2017: Teen Titans Go! #22 --  8,531 (+  1.4%)
07/2017: --
08/2017: Teen Titans Go! #23 --  8,494 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: --
10/2017: Teen Titans Go! #24 --  8,403 (-  1.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  0.1%
1 year  : - 11.6%
2 years : - 18.3%
10 years: +  6.0%

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218 - MOTHER PANIC (Young Animal) ($3.99)
11/2016: Mother Panic #1  -- 45,089
12/2016: Mother Panic #2  -- 20,506 (- 54.5%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Mother Panic #3  -- 16,261 (- 20.7%)
03/2017: Mother Panic #4  -- 14,327 (- 11.9%)
03/2017: Mother Panic #5  -- 12,339 (- 13.9%)
04/2017: Mother Panic #6  -- 11,140 (-  9.7%)
05/2017: Mother Panic #7  -- 10,479 (-  5.9%)
06/2017: Mother Panic #8  --  9,728 (-  7.2%)
07/2017: Mother Panic #9  --  9,282 (-  4.6%)
08/2017: Mother Panic #10 --  8,589 (-  7.5%)
09/2017: Mother Panic #11 --  8,019 (-  6.6%)
10/2017: Mother Panic #12 --  7,801 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 30.0%

Mother Panic is the only Young Animal title to ship in October, as Shade, and Cave Carson are on hiatus and Doom Patrol and Bug are both running late.

DC’s February solicits claim that Mother Panic, Shade, and Cave Carson will all be back in March following February’s crossover specials. Which I must admit dumbfounds me. Surely they’d be better off putting their efforts into new Young Animal properties?

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257 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
10/2014: -- 
10/2015: --
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10/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19 --  7,467 (-  5.6%)
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #20 --  7,708 (+  3.2%)
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21 -- 14,270 (+ 85.1%)
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22 --  6,521 (- 54.3%)
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23 --  5,959 (-  8.6%)
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24 --  6,316 (+  6.0%)
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25 --  6,940 (+  9.9%)
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26 --  5,998 (- 13.6%)
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27 --  6,281 (+  4.7%)
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 --  6,028 (-  4.0%)
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 --  5,778 (-  4.1%)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 --  5,760 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 --  5,757 (-  0.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.0%
1 Year  : - 22.9%
2 Years :    n.a.

Teaming up with The Atom. 

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299 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
10/2007: Scooby-Doo #125               -- 4,407
10/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #26 -- ?????
10/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #38 -- 4,983 
10/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #50 -- ????? (< 6,298)
10/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #62 -- 5,143 (- 1.5%)  
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10/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #74 -- 4,972 (-  4.6%)    
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #75 -- 4,920 (-  1.0%)    
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #76 -- 4,805 (-  2.3%)    
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #77 -- 4,557 (-  5.2%)    
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #78 -- 4,362 (-  4.3%)    
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #79 -- ????? (< 4,812)    
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #80 -- 4,416     
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #81 -- ????? (< 5,254)    
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #82 -- ????? (< 4,739)    
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #83 -- ????? (< 4,435)    
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #84 -- ????? (< 5,621)    
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #85 -- 4,209     
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #86 -- 4,237 (+  0.7%)    
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6 months: -  4.1%
1 year  : - 14.8%
2 years : - 17.6%
5 years :   ????%
10 years: -  3.9%

A tiny gain, but it’s enough to keep Scooby on the Top 300 chart this month.

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+300 - SAVAGE THINGS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
03/2017: Savage Things #1 of 8 -- 10,568   
04/2017: Savage Things #2 of 8 --  6,507 (- 38.4%)   
05/2017: Savage Things #3 of 8 --  5,278 (- 18.9%)   
06/2017: Savage Things #4 of 8 --  4,739 (- 10.2%)   
07/2017: Savage Things #5 of 8 --  ????? (< 4,435)   
08/2017: Savage Things #6 of 8 --  ????? (< 5,621)   
09/2017: Savage Things #7 of 8 --  ????? (< 4,053)   
10/2017: Savage Things #8 of 8 --  ????? (< 4,185)   
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6 months:   ????%


If you’re wondering—and I know you are!—American Way didn’t ship in October. Which means that there were only two Vertigo books on the stands in October, only one of which sold enough to make the Top 300. Vertigo is going to give it a go with more limited series, so good luck to them.

If DC want my advice (and I’m pretty sure they don’t...) I’d recommend that they pull the plug on Vertigo, and start a new creator-owned line with the Bendis properties and move Astro City over there as well. Make it truly creator-owned and entice a couple other name creators to participate. Maybe build some buzz. But the Vertigo label is pretty much poison at this point, and I don’t see that ending.

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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
10/2007: 31,648
10/2012: 32,901
10/2013: 31,928 
10/2014: 31,598 **
10/2015: 25,681 **
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10/2016: 41,277 (- 19.7%) **
11/2016: 36,894 (- 10.6%) **
12/2016: 35,265 (-  4.4%) **
01/2017: 34,011 (-  3.6%) **
02/2017: 32,473 (-  4.5%) **
03/2017: 30,466 (-  6.2%) **
04/2017: 32,870 (+  7.9%) **
05/2017: 32,122 (-  2.3%) **
06/2017: 30,480 (-  5.1%) **
07/2017: 30,743 (+  0.9%) **
08/2017: 30,478 (-  0.9%) **
09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+  2.4%) **
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6 months: +  5.9%
1 year  : - 15.7%
2 years : + 35.5%
5 years : +  5.8%
10 years: + 10.0%


DC UNIVERSE
10/2007: 39,748 
10/2012: 36,571
10/2013: 33,568 **
10/2014: 39,978 
10/2015: 30,402
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10/2016: 54,470 (- 14.9%)
11/2016: 45,659 (- 16.2%)
12/2016: 45,125 (-  1.2%)
01/2017: 40,979 (-  9.2%)
02/2017: 40,430 (-  1.3%)
03/2017: 39,458 (-  2.4%)
04/2017: 41,600 (+  5.4%)
05/2017: 39,993 (-  3.9%)
06/2017: 37,789 (-  5.5%)
07/2017: 37,764 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: 35,921 (-  4.9%)
09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+  0.4%)
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6 months: +  0.8%
1 year  : - 23.0%
2 years : + 37.9%
5 years : + 14.6%
10 years: +  5.5%


WILDSTORM
10/2007: 11,960 
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02/2017: 54,442
03/2017: 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: 24,206 (-  5.3%)
07/2017: 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
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6 months: - 45.8%
10 years: + 38.7%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
10/2007: 10,678
10/2012: 11,496
10/2013: 22,228 **
10/2014:  9,066 **
10/2015: 10,771 **
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10/2016: 14,526 (- 13.7%) **
11/2016: 14,623 (+  0.7%) **
12/2016:  9,177 (- 37.2%) **
01/2017: 10,652 (+ 16.1%) **
02/2017:  8,434 (- 20.8%) **
03/2017: 10,102 (+ 19.8%) **
04/2017:  8,994 (- 11.0%) **
05/2017:  9,315 (+  3.6%) **
06/2017:  8,142 (- 12.6%) **
07/2017:  9,751 (+ 19.8%) **
08/2017:  6,959 (- 28.6%) **
09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017:  6,998 (- 18.4%) **
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6 months: - 22.2%
1 year  : - 51.8%
2 years : - 35.0%
5 years : - 39.1%
10 years: - 34.5%

Young Animal average (1 comic): 7,801; Vertigo average 2 comics): 6,597**

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
10/2007: 3,006,546
10/2012: 2,697,888
10/2013: 2,650,048
10/2014: 2,970,204 **
10/2015: 1,951,793 **  
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10/2016: 3,508,534 (-  7.7%) **
11/2016: 3,025,276 (- 13.8%) **
12/2016: 2,926,973 (-  3.2%) **  
01/2017: 2,856,889 (-  2.4%) **  
02/2017: 2,662,746 (-  6.8%) **
03/2017: 2,711,448 (+  1.8%) **
04/2017: 2,465,239 (-  9.1%) **
05/2017: 2,569,767 (-  9.1%) **
06/2017: 2,529,852 (-  1.6%) **
07/2017: 2,121,295 (- 16.1%) **
08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **
09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+  3.7%) **
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6 months: +  8.7%
1 year  : - 23.6%
2 years : + 37.3%
5 years : -  0.7%
10 years: - 10.9%

That makes for three straight months of gross sales growth.

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6 month comparisons
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+ 99.7% - Action Comics
+ 33.2% - Supergirl
+ 24.3% - Green Arrow
+ 15.3% - Injustice
+  4.8% - Bombshells
-  0.1% - Teen Titans Go!
-  1.8% - Astro City
-  2.1% - Aquaman
-  3.0% - Detective Comics
-  4.1% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  6.8% - Deathstroke
-  9.9% - Hal Jordan & GLC
- 10.3% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 11.1% - Teen Titans
- 11.4% - Wonder Woman
- 11.6% - Batgirl
- 12.2% - Harley Quinn
- 12.7% - Superman
- 15.5% - Titans
- 15.9% - Green Lanterns
- 16.7% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 17.0% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 17.3% - Nightwing
- 17.4% - Batman Beyond
- 17.5% - Justice League
- 17.8% - All-Star Batman
- 18.3% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 20.8% - Kamandi Challenge
- 21.3% - The Hellblazer
- 21.7% - New Super-Man
- 22.6% - Blue Beetle
- 23.5% - Suicide Squad
- 24.0% - Trinity
- 26.9% - Superwoman
- 27.3% - Cyborg
- 28.9% - Super Sons
- 30.0% - Mother Panic
- 35.5% - Justice League of America
- 36.5% - Batman
- 44.3% - Batwoman
- 50.0% - Flash


1 year comparisons
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+ 54.9% - Action Comics
-  0.8% - Injustice
-  4.5% - Astro City
- 11.6% - Teen Titans Go!
- 14.8% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 18.4% - Bombshells
- 19.2% - Batman
- 19.6% - Flash
- 21.6% - Green Arrow
- 22.9% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 27.9% - Detective Comics
- 32.9% - Superman
- 36.7% - Aquaman
- 36.9% - Supergirl
- 36.9% - Hal Jordan & GLC
- 39.2% - Wonder Woman
- 40.7% - Titans
- 43.3% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 43.6% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 43.8% - Green Lanterns
- 44.4% - Harley Quinn
- 44.5% - Future Quest
- 45.1% - Justice League
- 47.7% - Batgirl
- 50.1% - Nightwing
- 51.1% - Deathstroke
- 52.7% - All-Star Batman
- 55.1% - Teen Titans
- 55.2% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 55.2% - The Hellblazer
- 56.6% - Suicide Squad
- 60.9% - Trinity
- 62.6% - New Super-Man
- 67.8% - Superwoman
- 69.3% - Batman Beyond
- 71.8% - Blue Beetle
- 74.3% - Cyborg


2 year comparisons
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+130.3% - Action Comics
+ 68.6% - Flash
+ 58.5% - Green Arrow
+ 34.7% - Teen Titans
+ 16.5% - Detective Comics
+ 16.2% - Wonder Woman
+ 12.6% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+  8.1% - Aquaman
+  6.9% - Superman
+  5.5% - Titans
-  2.8% - Nightwing (Grayson)
-  5.6% - Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
-  6.0% - Batman
- 15.4% - Astro City
- 17.6% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 18.3% - Injustice
- 18.3% - Teen Titans Go!
- 26.0% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 26.4% - The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
- 28.3% - Batgirl
- 30.6% - Deathstroke
- 30.9% - Batman Beyond
- 32.6% - Harley Quinn
- 38.8% - Justice League
- 46.7% - Justice League of America
- 60.2% - Bombshells
- 62.8% - Cyborg


5 year comparisons
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+ 69.7% - Green Arrow
+ 62.5% - Hellblazer
+ 45.7% - Deathstroke
+ 25.7% - Action Comics
+ 21.6% - Flash
+ 14.7% - Suicide Squad
+  7.7% - Supergirl
+  3.0% - Batman Beyond
-  9.0% - Wonder Woman
- 11.7% - Superman
- 21.0% - Blue Beetle
- 21.9% - Teen Titans
- 24.1% - Green Lantern Corps
- 26.5% - Detective Comics
- 30.6% - Birds of Prey
- 32.4% - Nightwing
- 33.1% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 39.1% - Batman
- 45.4% - Batwoman
- 49.6% - Aquaman
- 59.2% - Justice League
- 69.0% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 70.0% - Batgirl


10 year comparisons
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+112.9% - Aquaman
+ 54.4% - Action Comics
+ 39.2% - Suicide Squad
+ 20.2% - Batman
+ 18.7% - Flash
+ 18.4% - Hellblazer
+ 12.4% - Nightwing
+  9.4% - Detective Comics
+  6.0% - Teen Titans Go!
-  3.3% - Superman
-  3.9% - Scooby-Doo
-  9.9% - Green Arrow
- 17.7% - Wonder Woman
- 24.0% - Supergirl
- 32.0% - Birds of Prey
- 41.9% - Teen Titans
- 48.5% - Green Lantern Corps
- 62.4% - Blue Beetle
- 63.8% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 70.4% - Justice League of America


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

DCU: Average: 41,924. Median: 31,754. No.: 59. Total: 2,473,498

3.8 - Dark Knights Metal
2.6 - Batman (32)
2.3 - Batman (33)
2.1 - Batman Merciless
2.1 - Batman Drowned
2.1 - Batman Dawnbreaker
2.1 - Action Comics (989)
2.1 - Batman White Knight
1.9 - Action Comics (990)
1.7 - Flash (33)
1.4 - Detective Comics (966)
1.3 - All-Star Batman
1.3 - Detective Comics (966)
1.3 - Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica
1.2 - Flash (32)
1.2 - Green Arrow (32)
1.2 - Justice League (30)
1.1 - Justice League (31)
1.1 - Superman (32)
1.1 - Superman (33)
1.0 - Mister Miracle 
1.0 - Wonder Woman (33)
0.9 - Wonder Woman (32)
0.9 - Harley Quinn (30)
0.9 - Harley Quinn (29)
0.8 - Titans
0.8 - Teen Titans
0.8 - Nightwing (30)
0.8 - Nightwing (31) 
0.8 - Suicide Squad (27)
0.8 - Supergirl
0.8 - Super Sons
0.8 - Suicide Squad (28)
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (30)
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (31)
0.7 - Justice League of America (16)
0.7 - Justice League of America (17)
0.7 - Green Lanterns (32)
0.7 - Green Lanterns (33)
0.7 - Trinity
0.7 - Aquaman
0.6 - Green Arrow (33)
0.6 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.6 - Nightwing New Order
0.5 - Wonder Woman/Conan
0.5 - Deathstroke
0.5 - Batgirl
0.5 - Batman Beyond
0.5 - Batwoman
0.4 - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
0.4 - Ragman
0.4 - DC House of Horror
0.4 - The Hellblazer
0.4 - Bane Conquest 
0.3 - Superwoman
0.3 - New Super-Man
0.3 - Kamandi Challenge 
0.2 - Blue Beelte
0.2 - Cyborg


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 6,998**. Median: 7,801**. No.: 3. Total: 20,994**

1.3 - Astro City
1.1 - Mother Panic
0.6 - Savage Things **


WildStorm: Average: 16,593. Median: 16,593. No.: 2. Total: 33,186

1.1 - The Wild Storm
0.9 - The Wild Storm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 11,690. Median: 12,572. No.: 12. Total: 140,277

2.1 - Gotham City Garage (1)
1.3 - Gotham City Garage (1)
1.2 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.1 - Bombshells United (3)
1.1 - Bombshells United (4)
1.1 - Future Quest Presents
1.1 - Injustice 2 (11)
1.0 - Injustice 2 (12)
0.7 - The Ruff & Reddy Show
0.7 - Dastardly & Muttley
0.7 - Teen Titans Go!
0.5 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.4 - 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. 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 Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; or my former neighbor's dog Miles.



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