Friday, November 09, 2018

Amazon Top 50 - November 9, 2018

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
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.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! (paperback) *
2 (+4). Dilbert 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
3 (N). Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties (Kindle)
4 (-1). Saga Volume 9
5 (-1). Batman: White Knight
6 (+5). Little Moments of Love
7 (+5). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
8 (+1). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
9 (+1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
10 (+15). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
11 (+4). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
12 (+4). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
13 (+23). Maxine - A 2019 Daily Calendar
14 (N). The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive
15 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
16 (-11). Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Volume 1
17 (+3). Marvel Encyclopedia
18 (R). The Complete Far Side
19 (+7). The Walking Dead Book 15
20 (-6). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
21 (N). Mob Psycho 100 Volume 1
22 (N). The Argyle Sweater 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
23 (-2). I Am Pusheen the Cat
24 (+5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
25 (-12). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15
26 (N). The Walking Dead #185 (Kindle)
27 (N). Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamaha!
28 (+7). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
29 (-5). Hilda and the Troll
30 (N). Peanuts 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
31 (-24). To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel
32 (+7). One Piece, Vol. 88 *
33 (+13). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
34 (-7). #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump
35 (R). V for Vendetta
36 (N). Bedtime for Batman
37 (-). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
38 (-33). Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Volume 1
39 (-31). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
40 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
41 (+4). Infinity Gauntlet
42 (-9). American Born Chinese
43 (-12). DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman
44 (-3). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
45 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
46 (R). Daredevil: Born Again
47 (-25). Batman Vol. 7: The Wedding
48 (R). The Complete Persepolis
49 (N). Life Is Strange *
50 (-31). Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously



Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
N = New listing appearing on list for first time 
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: September 2018 - Bat-a-Wang

Heroes in Crisis #1
DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: September 2018 - Bat-a-Wang

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

A coupe of DC’s new initiatives began in September, with the first of their Black Label books making a splash (just perhaps not in the may they wanted...) and the latest effort to reinvigorate Vertigo. Add in the start of a grim-dark murdery Crisis and its the kinda-new, kinda-different DC.



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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column, as it explains several things about how these charts are compiled. 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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2 - HEROES IN CRISIS ($3.99)
09/2018: Heroes in Crisis #1 of 9 -- 140,699

DC’s latest exercise in grim-murdery crossover looks like it won’t be the runaway best-seller that Metal was, though it likely won’t be a flop either. It obviously needs more giant-mecha JLA and less super-hero slaughter.

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3 - DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99)
11/2017: Doomsday Clock #1 of 12  -- 238,643           [282,941]
12/2017: Doomsday Clock #2 of 12  -- 158,603 (- 34.5%) [185,310]
01/2018: Doomsday Clock #3 of 12  -- 157,714 (-  6.5%) [173,286]
02/2018: --
03/2018: Doomsday Clock #4 of 12  -- 149,581 (-  8.4%) [158,738]
04/2018: --
05/2018: Doomsday Clock #5 of 12  -- 146,817 (-  2.6%) [154,601]
06/2018: --
07/2018: Doomsday Clock #6 of 12  -- 135,155 (- 10.0%) [139,077]
08/2018: --
09/2018: Doomsday Clock #7 of 12  -- 130,973 (-  5.8%) 
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6 months: - 17.5%

Doomsday Clock continues to march on at its bi-monthly pace (though if it had kept to its original schedule, DC would be prepping a hardcover collection for this year’s holiday sales...) At $5 a pop, it ranks above Heroes in Crisis on the dollar sales chart.

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6, 4 - BATMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Batman #619    -- 233,775 [308,945]] 
09/2008: --  
09/2013: #23.1: Joker   -- 151,351
09/2013: #23.2: Riddler -- 140,065
09/2013: #23.3: Penguin -- 120,026
09/2013: #23.4: Bane    -- 124,382 [129,156]
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 142,980 [144,423] 
09/2015: Batman #44     -- 114,409 [115,351]
09/2016: Batman #6      -- 138,853  
09/2016: Batman #7      -- 135,585  
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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%) 
11/2017: Batman #34     --  96,676 (-  1.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #35     --  97,459 (+  0.8%) 
12/2017: Batman #36     --  94,385 (-  1.7%)  [95,765]
12/2017: Batman #37     --  92,902 (-  0.6%)  [95,163]
01/2018: Batman #38     --  98,440 (+  7.8%) [102,548]
01/2018: Batman #39     --  94,325 (-  7.4%)  [94,998]
02/2018: Batman #40     --  95,541 (+  0.6%) 
02/2018: Batman #41     --  93,889 (-  1.1%)  [94,495]
03/2018: Batman #42     --  93,825 (-  0.7%) 
03/2018: Batman #43     --  91,649 (-  2.3%) 
04/2018: Batman #44     -- 125,849 (+ 46.1%) [133,904]
04/2018: Batman #45     --  96,448 (- 22.5%) [103,771]
05/2018: Batman #46     -- 100,140 (-  3.5%) 
05/2018: Batman #47     -- 101,566 (+  1.4%) 
06/2018: Batman #48     -- 112,122 (+ 10.4%) [122,924]
06/2018: Batman #49     -- 121,836 (+  8.7%) 
07/2018: Batman #50     -- 440,819 (+258.6%) 
07/2018: Batman #51     -- 111,549 (- 74.4%) [112,912]
08/2018: Batman #52     -- 102,344 (-  9.4%) 
08/2018: Batman #53     --  99,191 (-  3.1%) 
09/2018: Batman #54     --  94,985 (-  5.2%) 
09/2018: Batman #55     -- 105,609 (+ 11.5%) 
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6 months: +  8.0%
1 year  : +  0.8%
2 years : - 27.0%
5 years : - 25.9%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 67.6%

Tony Daniel hops on board as artist for issue #55, as do over 10,000 Tony Daniel fans. We already know forth past that Tony Daniel + Batman = sales, so this should come as no surprise, and a reminder that putting a big name artist on your top characters is a still a recipe for success.

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5 - BATMAN: DAMNED (Black Label) ($6.99)
09/2018: Batman Damned #1 of 3 -- 95,483

You may have heard that there was little something extra on display here? Retailers ordered heavy on the debut comic in DC’s Black Label line of “adult” takes on the DCU—enough to make it the #2 dollar book for September—though they didn’t know in advance just how “adult” it was going to be... Despite overwhelming demand, DC have decided to not reprint this issue—even a censored version—because apparently they don’t like money. And which will have the added effect of suppressing sales on future issues in the series.

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13, 11 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
09/2013: #23.1: Darkseid    -- 111,142 
09/2013: #23.2: Lobo        --  79,244 
09/2013: #23.3: Dial E      --  64,119  [67,855]
09/2013: #23.4: Secret Scty --  78,014  [83,500]
09/2014: Justice League #33 --  79,447  [77,616]
09/2014: Futures End #1     -- 104,246 [105,364]
09/2015: Justice League #44 --  76,752  [80,630]
09/2016: Justice League #4  -- 104,003 
09/2016: Justice League #5  --  98,276 
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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%)
11/2017: Justice League #32 --  73,839 (+ 55.3%)
11/2017: Justice League #33 --  71,769 (-  1.2%)  [72,959]
12/2017: Justice League #34 --  46,958 (- 35.6%)
12/2017: Justice League #35 --  46,228 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Justice League #36 --  46,043 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Justice League #37 --  45,313 (-  1.6%)
02/2018: Justice League #38 --  45,314 (+  0.0%)
02/2018: Justice League #39 --  44,148 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Justice League #40 --  44,562 (+  0.9%)
03/2018: Justice League #41 --  43,675 (-  2.0%)
04/2018: Justice League #42 --  43,423 (-  0.6%)
04/2018: Justice League #43 --  42,959 (-  1.1%)
05/2018: No Justice #1 of 4 --  86,775 (+107.5%)  [89,119]
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 19.2%)  [71,966]
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  2.7%)  [69,990]
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (+  0.3%)  [70,186]
06/2018: Justice League #1  -- 200,235 (+189.7%) [203,354]
06/2018: Justice League #2  --  86,001 (- 56.1%)  [89,213]
07/2018: Justice League #3  --  80,669 (-  9.6%)
07/2018: Justice League #4  --  77,023 (-  1.1%)  [79,779]
08/2018: Justice League #5  --  76,592 (-  4.0%)  [77,236]
08/2018: Justice League #6  --  75,156 (-  1.9%)  [75,984]
09/2018: Justice League #7  --  74,393 (-  2.1%)
09/2018: Justice League #8  --  76,360 (+  2.6%)
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6 months: + 70.8%
1 year  : + 54.3%
2 years : - 25.5%
5 years : - 11.8%

Looks like it is already settling in at the mid-70K range, which would make for a win.

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16 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Superman #197  --  33,430
09/2008: Superman #680  --  46,585
09/2013: #23.1: Bizarro --  59,589 
09/2013: #23.2: Brniac  --  58,197 
09/2013: #23.3: H'el    --  55,069 
09/2013: #23.4: Prsite  --  59,811 
09/2014: Futures End #1 --  77,949  [78,947]
09/2015: Superman #44   --  43,921  [44,908]
09/2016: Superman #6    --  76,124 
09/2016: Superman #7    --  72,867 
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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%)
11/2017: Superman #34   --  47,844 (+  5.1%)
11/2017: Superman #35   --  45,447 (-  5.0%)
12/2017: Superman #36   --  44,281 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Superman #37   --  48,591 (+ 11.8%)  [49,516]
01/2018: Superman #38   --  47,261 (-  4.6%)
01/2018: Superman #39   --  44,402 (-  6.0%)
02/2018: Superman #40   --  43,776 (-  1.4%)
02/2018: Superman #41   --  42,694 (-  2.5%)
03/2018: Superman #42   --  43,799 (+  2.6%)
03/2018: Superman #43   --  42,291 (-  3.4%)
04/2018: Superman #44   --  42,493 (+  0.5%)
04/2018: Superman #45   --  41,927 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Special #1     --  43,378 (+  3.5%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Superman #1    -- 133,703 (+213.5%) [136,612]
08/2018: Superman #2    --  77,464 (- 43.3%)
09/2018: Superman #3    --  67,405 (- 13.0%)
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6 months: + 56.6%
1 year  : + 42.6%
2 years : -  9.5%
5 years : + 15.9%
10 years: + 44.7%
15 years: +101.6%

A typical third issue drop, and we’re still seeing reorders for the first issue, so while perhaps not as high as DC had been hoping for, there’s also not much likelihood of the bottom falling out either. 

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22 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
09/2003: Action Comics #807  --  30,858
09/2008: Action Comics #869  --  49,597
09/2013: #23.1: Cyborg Smn   --  69,796 
09/2013: #23.2: Zod          --  69,356 
09/2013: #23.3: Lex Luthor   --  67,621 
09/2013: #23.4: Metallo      --  51,807 
09/2014: Futures End #1      --  74,497 
09/2015: Action Comics #44   --  37,927  [38,130]
09/2016: Action Comics #963  --  60,824 
09/2016: Action Comics #964  --  58,439 
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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%)
11/2017: Action Comics #991  --  78,461 (-  3.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #992  --  41,955 (- 45.7%)  [42,586]
12/2017: Action Comics #993  --  42,016 (-  1.3%)
12/2017: Action Comics #994  --  41,495 (+  2.0%)  [42,838]
01/2018: Action Comics #995  --  41,987 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Action Comics #996  --  41,331 (-  0.0%)  [41,978]
02/2018: Action Comics #997  --  43,509 (+  3.6%)
02/2018: Action Comics #998  --  43,810 (+  2.1%)  [44,428]
03/2018: Action Comics #999  --  51,534 (+ 18.2%)  [52,503]
04/2018: Action Comics #1000 -- 449,787 (+858.0%) [502,982]
05/2018: Action Special #1   --  47,236 (- 90.6%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Action Comics #1001 --  79,327 (+ 72.2%)  [81,317]
08/2018: Action Comics #1002 --  61,916 (- 23.9%) 
09/2018: Action Comics #1003 --  57,865 (-  7.4%) 
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6 months: + 10.2%
1 year  : - 38.5%
2 years : -  3.0%
5 years : - 13.8%
10 years: + 16.7%
15 years: + 87.5%

The best-selling 1003rd issue ever in the Diamond era!

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23 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
09/2018: Justice League Odyssey #1  -- 57,114

After a tortured path to the shelves—which reportedly involved completely redoing the first issue after it had already been written and drawn—Justice League Odyssey finally came out in December, on par with where the Justice League Dark relaunch debuted. But this one really smacks of putting a bunch of characters together and calling it a Justice League title (heck, two of the four members of the team debuted in the 80s New Teen Titans!) which the market has historically been hostile to, so we’ll see if this holds up...

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24 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Catwoman #22   -- 23,471 
09/2003: Catwoman #23   -- 22,793 
09/2013: -- 
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 56,939 
09/2015: Catwoman #44   -- 21,507 
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07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%) [122,767]
08/2018: Catwoman #2    --  64,721 (- 47.3%)
09/2018: Catwoman #3    --  55,068 (- 14.9%)
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5 years :    n.a.
15 years: +150.2%

A typical third issue drop.

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27, 28 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
09/2003: Detective Comics #786 --  37,778
09/2008: Detective Comics #848 --  68,306
09/2013: #23.1: Poison Ivy     --  78,522 
09/2013: #23.2: Harley Quinn   --  89,636 
09/2013: #23.3: Scarecrow      --  73,043 
09/2013: #23.4: Man-Bat        --  68,110 
09/2014: Futures End #1        --  96,081  [96,877]
09/2015: Detective Comics #44  --  55,871  [56,177]
09/2016: Detective Comics #940 --  80,897 
09/2016: Detective Comics #941 --  82,953 
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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%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #968 --  56,948 (+  2.5%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #969 --  52,855 (-  7.2%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #970 --  52,560 (-  0.6%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #971 --  51,727 (-  1.6%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #972 --  51,694 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #973 --  53,024 (+  2.6%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #974 --  51,189 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #975 --  51,856 (+  2.5%) [52,450]
03/2018: Detective Comics #976 --  51,341 (-  2.1%)
03/2018: Detective Comics #977 --  50,556 (-  1.5%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #978 --  51,083 (+  1.0%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #979 --  50,049 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #980 --  51,162 (+  2.2%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #981 --  50,757 (-  0.8%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #982 --  51,763 (+  2.0%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #983 --  52,016 (+  0.5%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #984 --  51,879 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #985 --  51,750 (+  1.3%) [52,555]
08/2018: Detective Comics #986 --  53,346 (+  1.5%)
08/2018: Detective Comics #987 --  51,362 (-  3.7%)
09/2018: Detective Comics #988 --  51,405 (+  0.1%)
09/2018: Detective Comics #989 --  50,479 (-  1.8%)
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6 months: -  0.0%
1 year  : -  7.9%
2 years : - 37.8%
5 years : - 34.1%
10 years: - 25.4%
15 years: + 34.8%

Price increase to $3.99, but you’d hardly know by looking at the sales. Start of a story arc by James Robinson & Stephen Segovia.

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30, 33 - FLASH ($3.99)
09/2003: Flash #202     --  34,599 
09/2008: Flash #244     --  29,180 
09/2013: #23.1: Grodd   --  52,901 
09/2013: #23.2: RvFlsh  --  53,359 
09/2013: #23.3: Rogues  --  51,072 
09/2014: Futures End #1 --  70,368  [71,351]
09/2015: Flash #44      --  36,111  [36,657]
09/2016: Flash #6       --  82,930 
09/2016: Flash #7       --  78,057 
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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%)
11/2017: Flash #34      --  50,364 (- 27.7%)
11/2017: Flash #35      --  48,496 (-  2.5%) [49,127]
12/2017: Flash #36      --  47,998 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: Flash #37      --  46,881 (-  2.3%)
01/2018: Flash #38      --  48,279 (+  3.0%)
01/2018: Flash #39      --  49,595 (+  2.7%)
02/2018: Flash #40      --  46,149 (-  6.9%)
02/2018: Flash #41      --  46,040 (+  1.3%) [46,736]
03/2018: Flash #42      --  46,170 (-  1.2%)
03/2018: Flash #43      --  45,616 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Flash #44      --  45,626 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Flash #45      --  45,402 (-  0.5%)
05/2018: Flash #46      --  52,255 (+ 15.1%)
05/2018: Flash #47      --  53,222 (+  1.9%) [56,293]
06/2018: Flash #48      --  53,686 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Flash #49      --  54,265 (+  1.1%)
07/2018: Flash #50      --  58,311 (+  7.5%)
07/2018: Flash #51      --  53,616 (-  5.4%) [55,159]
08/2018: Flash #52      --  54,588 (-  1.0%)
08/2018: Flash #53      --  48,992 (- 10.3%)
09/2018: Flash #54      --  46,677 (-  4.7%)
09/2018: Flash #55      --  45,729 (-  2.0%)
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6 months: +  0.7%
1 year  : - 12.3%
2 years : - 42.6%
5 years : - 11.9%
10 years: + 58.3%
15 years: + 33.5%

Back down to where it was before “Flash War.”

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32 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
09/2013: #23.1: Creeper          -- 46,326 
09/2013: #23.2: Eclipso          -- 45,138 
09/2014: Futures End #1          -- 58,529
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07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+159.7%) [64,452]
08/2018: Justice League Dark #2  -- 46,545 (- 25.6%) [47,963]
09/2018: Justice League Dark #3  -- 44,656 (-  6.9%)
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5 years : -  2.4%

A less-than-typical third issue drop, which is a good sign, as are the reorders for the first two issues. And next month is a crossover with Wonder Woman, which will likely help to keep things up as well.

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45 - MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)
08/2017: Mr. Miracle  #1 of 12 -- 33,493           [51,958]
09/2017: Mr. Miracle  #2 of 12 -- 41,575 (- 14.7%) [44,301]
10/2017: Mr. Miracle  #3 of 12 -- 40,488 (-  1.9%) [43,464]
11/2017: Mr. Miracle  #4 of 12 -- 39,202 (-  2.4%) [42,442]
12/2017: Mr. Miracle  #5 of 12 -- 37,693 (-  4.0%) [40,760]
01/2018: Mr. Miracle  #6 of 12 -- 38,655 (-  1.8%) [40,029]
02/2018: --
03/2018: Mr. Miracle  #7 of 12 -- 40,337 (+  0.8%)
04/2018: Mr. Miracle  #8 of 12 -- 39,326 (-  2.5%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: Mr. Miracle  #9 of 12 -- 39,367 (+  0.1%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Mr. Miracle #10 of 12 -- 41,267 (+  4.8%)
09/2018: Mr. Miracle #11 of 12 -- 38,489 (-  6.7%)
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6 months: -  4.6%
1 year  : - 13.1%

Whoops, a bit of a drop there, as the publication delays may be having an effect after all.

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47 - THE DREAMING (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Dreaming #1  -- 37,258

The first of the regular series in the Sandman Universe Vertigo sub-line, and it debuts way better than any Vertigo series has in quite a while. Not too surprising that this one would be the best-selling, as it is the one most closely related to Sandman. Also, Bilquis Evely rules.

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54, 56 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Wonder Woman #196 --  27,539
09/2008: Wonder Woman #24  --  34,583
09/2013: #23.1: Cheetah    --  49,297 
09/2013: #23.2: First Born --  44,154 
09/2014: Futures End #1    --  69,497  [69,921]
09/2015: Wonder Woman #44  --  36,151  [36,478]
09/2016: Wonder Woman #6   --  74,856 
09/2016: Wonder Woman #7   --  70,118 
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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%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34  --  41,185 (+  3.2%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35  --  38,637 (-  6.2%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #36  --  37,647 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #37  --  36,970 (+  1.5%) [38,227]
01/2018: Wonder Woman #38  --  36,828 (-  3.7%)
01/2018: Wonder Woman #39  --  36,269 (-  1.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #40  --  36,464 (+  0.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #41  --  35,572 (-  2.4%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #42  --  35,358 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #43  --  35,043 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #44  --  34,606 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #45  --  34,296 (-  0.9%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,430 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #47  --  33,848 (-  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #48  --  34,418 (+  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #49  --  34,129 (-  0.8%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #50  --  38,375 (+ 12.4%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #51  --  50,901 (+ 40.2%) [53,791]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #52  --  36,259 (- 32.6%)
08/2018: Wonder Woman #53  --  34,900 (-  3.5%)
09/2018: Wonder Woman #54  --  34,966 (-  0.1%)
09/2018: Wonder Woman #55  --  33,851 (-  3.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.2%
1 year  : - 16.7%
2 years : - 52.5%
5 years : - 26.4%
10 years: -  0.5%
15 years: + 24.9%

The end of Steve Orlando’s arc. Next month is the crossover with Justice League Dark, followed by G. Willow Wilson coming on board in November. 

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64 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
09/2015: Deathstroke #10 --  31,241  [31,649]
09/2016: Deathstroke #2  --  60,877 
09/2016: Deathstroke #3  --  54,908 
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09/2017: Deathstroke #23 --  22,811 (-  3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 --  21,970 (-  3.7%)
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 --  20,899 (-  4.9%)
12/2017: Deathstroke #26 --  19,432 (-  7.0%)
01/2018: Deathstroke #27 --  18,746 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Deathstroke #28 --  17,672 (-  5.7%)
03/2018: Deathstroke #29 --  17,677 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Deathstroke #30 --  38,956 (+151.1%) [44,294]
05/2018: Deathstroke #31 --  35,805 (- 19.3%)
06/2018: Deathstroke #32 --  38,535 (+  7.6%)
07/2018: Deathstroke #33 --  36,092 (-  6.3%)
08/2018: Deathstroke #34 --  35,168 (-  5.3%)
09/2018: Deathstroke #35 --  31,554 (-  7.7%)
-----------------
6 months: + 78.5%
1 year  : + 38.3%
2 years : - 45.5%

The final installment of “Deathstroke vs. Batman.” Sales will surely drop down next month, but it will be interesting to see how far...

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66 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Aquaman #10    -- 26,370  
09/2013: #23.1: BMta    -- 58,207  
09/2013: #23.2: OMtr    -- 53,679  
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 65,212  [65,628]
09/2015: Aquaman #44    -- 26,396 
09/2016: Aquaman #6     -- 49,903 
09/2016: Aquaman #7     -- 47,005 
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09/2017: Aquaman #28    -- 28,081 (-  2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29    -- 27,559 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Aquaman #30    -- 27,243 (-  1.1%)
12/2017: Aquaman #31    -- 25,474 (-  6.5%)
01/2018: Aquaman #32    -- 25,232 (-  0.9%)
02/2018: Aquaman #33    -- 24,974 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Aquaman #34    -- 24,323 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Aquaman #35    -- 23,594 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Aquaman #36    -- 23,057 (-  2.3%)
06/2018: Aquaman #37    -- 24,076 (+  4.4%)
07/2018: Aquaman #38    -- 24,836 (+  3.2%)
08/2018: Aquaman #39    -- 30,311 (+ 22.0%)
09/2018: Aquaman #40    -- 31,010 (+  2.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 27.5%
1 year  : + 10.4%
2 years : - 36.0%
5 years : - 39.4%
15 years: + 17.6%

Part four of a crossover with Suicide Squad. And next month starts the “Drowned Earth” crossover with Justice League, so Aquaman is going to ride that crossover wave through to his movie is released!

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69 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
09/2003: Teen Titans #3   -- 66,626
09/2008: Teen Titans #63  -- 41,790
09/2013: #23.1: Trigon    -- 48,974 
09/2013: #23.2: Dthstroke -- 49,920 
09/2014: Futures End #1   -- 62,915  [63,677]
09/2015: --
09/2016: Teen Titans #24  -- 19,540 
09/2016: Rebirth #1       -- 93,411 
-----------------------------------
09/2017: Teen Titans #12  -- 57,359 (+102.7%) [67,763]
10/2017: Teen Titans #13  -- 32,058 (- 52.7%)
11/2017: Teen Titans #14  -- 30,596 (-  4.6%)
12/2017: Teen Titans #15  -- 38,745 (+ 33.2%) [40,747]
01/2018: Teen Titans #16  -- 28,873 (- 29.1%)
02/2018: Teen Titans #17  -- 27,828 (-  3.6%)
03/2018: Teen Titans #18  -- 27,289 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Teen Titans #19  -- 26,124 (-  4.3%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: TT Special #1    -- 32,702 (+ 52.4%) [39,803]
07/2018: Teen Titans #20  -- 67,978 (+ 78.5%) [71,036]
08/2018: Teen Titans #21  -- 32,095 (- 54.8%)
09/2018: Teen Titans #22  -- 30,608 (-  4.6%)
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6 months: + 12.1%
1 year  : - 54.8%
2 years : - 45.8%
5 years : - 38.1%
10 years: - 26.8%
15 years: - 54.1%

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71, 70 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99/$4.99)
09/2003: Harley Quinn #36   --  14,775
09/2014: Futures End #1     -- 119,180 [123,158]
09/2015: Harley Quinn #20   --  56,836  [58,652]
09/2016: Harley Quinn #3    --  89,799 
09/2016: Harley Quinn #4    --  81,046 
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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%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #31   --  34,688 (-  9.7%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #32   --  34,366 (-  0.9%)
12/2017: Harley Quinn #33   --  33,694 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #34   --  33,222 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #35   --  32,183 (-  3.1%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #36   --  31,602 (-  1.8%)
02/2018: Harley Quinn #37   --  31,619 (+  0.1%)
02/2018: Harley Quinn #38   --  31,314 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Harley Quinn #39   --  30,593 (-  2.3%)
03/2018: Harley Quinn #40   --  30,318 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Harley Quinn #41   --  30,229 (-  0.3%)
04/2018: Harley Quinn #42   --  30,838 (+  2.0%)
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 33.8="" 41="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 10.3="" 37="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
06/2018: Harley Quinn #43   --  29,948 (- 19.1%)
06/2018: Harley Quinn #44   --  29,545 (-  1.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #45   --  30,518 (+  3.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #46   --  29,343 (-  3.9%)
08/2018: Harley Quinn #47   --  29,144 (-  0.7%)
08/2018: Harley Quinn #48   --  28,705 (-  1.5%)
09/2018: Harley Quinn #49   --  29,293 (+  2.0%)
09/2018: Harley Quinn #50   --  30,059 (+  2.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.6%
1 year  : - 19.0%
2 years : - 65.3%
15 years: +100.9%

The over-sized and -priced 50th issue had just enough of a boost to just push HQ back up over the 30K line.

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74 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
09/2003: Batgirl #44     --  27,796 
09/2008: Batgirl #3 of 6 --  24,932 
09/2013: --
09/2014: Futures End #1  --  67,933  [68,525]
09/2015: Batgirl #44     --  30,654  [30,882]
09/2016: Batgirl #3      --  51,580 
-----------------------------------
09/2017: Batgirl #15     --  22,752 (+  0.7%)
10/2017: Batgirl #16     --  21,314 (-  6.3%)
11/2017: Batgirl #17     --  20,337 (-  4.6%)
12/2017: Batgirl #18     --  20,056 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Batgirl #19     --  18,887 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Batgirl #20     --  18,729 (-  0.8%)
03/2018: Batgirl #21     --  18,217 (-  2.7%)
04/2018: Batgirl #22     --  17,596 (-  3.4%)
05/2018: Batgirl #23     --  19,252 (+  9.4%)
06/2018: Batgirl #24     --  26,457 (+ 37.4%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Batgirl #25     --  37,712 (+ 42.5%)
08/2018: Batgirl #26     --  25,947 (- 31.2%)
09/2018: Batgirl #27     --  28,843 (+ 11.2%)
-----------------
6 months: + 58.3%
1 year  : + 26.8%
2 years : - 44.1%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 15.7%
15 years: +  3.8%

Sales this month rebound a bit, so maybe readers are liking the new direction?

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75, 78 - TITANS ($4.99/$3.99)
09/2008: Titans #4  --  51,755
09/2008: Titans #5  --  49,959
09/2016: Titans #3  --  70,673
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09/2017: Titans #15 --  35,858 (-  3.8%) 
10/2017: Titans #16 --  34,570 (-  3.6%) 
11/2017: Titans #17 --  33,960 (-  1.8%) 
12/2017: Titans #18 --  32,276 (-  5.0%) 
01/2018: Titans #19 --  31,478 (-  2.5%) 
02/2018: Titans #20 --  30,686 (-  2.5%) 
03/2018: Titans #21 --  29,674 (-  3.3%) 
04/2018: Titans #22 --  29,018 (-  2.2%) 
05/2018: --
06/2018: Special #1 --  31,898 (+  9.9%)
07/2018: Titans #23 --  33,060 (+ 11.1%) [35,438]
08/2018: Titans #24 --  30,889 (- 12.8%) 
09/2018: Titans #25 --  28,654 (-  7.2%) 
09/2018: Titans #26 --  28,240 (-  1.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  4.1%
1 year  : - 20.7%
2 years : - 59.7%
10 years: - 44.1%

For some reason, Titans has moved to twice-monthly... The market welcomed this news by giving Titans its two lowest-selling issues in this series, despite (or perhaps because) of issue #25 being an over-sized and -priced anniversary issue.

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77 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: House of Whispers #1  -- 28,346

The second Sandman Universe title comes in a bit lower than The Dreaming, but it had the handicap of not being a revival of a previously-known series and not featuring any recognizable characters. But still, 28K is a remarkably good debut for a Vertigo series as of late.

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79 - COVER (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
09/2018: Cover #1  -- 27,354

David Mack joins Bendis for Cover, which debuts between the first issues of last month’s Pearl and Scarlett

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81 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
09/2013: -- 
09/2014: Futures End #1         --  73,599  [73,962]
09/2015: New Suicide Squad #12  --  34,622  [35,013]
09/2016: Suicide Squad #2       --  98,533 (- 58.8%)
09/2016: Suicide Squad #3       --  90,885 (-  7.8%)
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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%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #29      --  30,113 (-  4.8%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #30      --  29,301 (-  2.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #31      --  28,229 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #32      --  27,631 (-  2.1%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #33      --  26,715 (-  3.3%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #34      --  26,515 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #35      --  26,798 (+  1.1%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #36      --  25,531 (-  4.7%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #37      --  25,367 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #38      --  24,910 (-  1.8%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #39      --  24,141 (-  3.1%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #40      --  27,170 (+ 12.5%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #41      --  28,499 (+  4.9%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #42      --  26,759 (-  6.1%)
06/2018: Suicide Squad #43      --  27,089 (+  1.2%)
07/2018: Suicide Squad #44      --  26,076 (-  3.7%)
08/2018: Suicide Squad #45      --  28,068 (+  7.6%)
09/2018: Suicide Squad #46      --  27,306 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +  8.6%
1 year  : - 35.0%
2 years : - 71.2%
5 years :    n.a.

Part three of a crossover with Aquaman

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83 - BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR ($3.99)
08/2017: Kings of Fear #1 of 6 -- 40,036 
09/2017: Kings of Fear #2 of 6 -- 27,137 (- 32.2%) 

A typical second-issue drop.

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86 - ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS ($3.99)
09/2017: Super Sons #8       -- 32,615 (-  4.5%)
10/2017: Super Sons #9       -- 31,677 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Super Sons #10      -- 30,051 (-  5.1%)
12/2017: Super Sons #11      -- 37,356 (+ 30.1%) [39,095]
01/2018: Super Sons #12      -- 35,068 (- 10.3%)
02/2018: Super Sons #13      -- 29,625 (- 15.5%)
03/2018: Super Sons #14      -- 28,999 (-  2.1%)
04/2018: Super Sons #15      -- 27,667 (-  4.6%)
05/2018: Super Sons #16      -- 27,089 (-  2.1%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Adventures #1 of 12 -- 36,795 (+ 35.8%)
09/2018: Adventures #2 of 12 -- 26,500 (- 28.0%)
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6 months: -  8.6%
1 year  : - 18.7%

A typical second issue drop brings sales right back down to where they were before the re-launch.

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87, 88 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
09/2003: Nightwing #85  --  29,292
09/2008: Nightwing #148 --  53,210
09/2013: --
09/2014: Futures End #1 --  76,551  [76,961]
09/2015: Grayson #12    --  32,284  [33,281]
09/2016: Nightwing #4   --  70,652 
09/2016: Nightwing #5   --  76,932 
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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%)
11/2017: Nightwing #32  --  31,215 (-  1.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #33  --  30,418 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Nightwing #34  --  29,426 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Nightwing #35  --  29,310 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Nightwing #36  --  28,493 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Nightwing #37  --  28,873 (+  1.3%)
02/2018: Nightwing #38  --  27,188 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Nightwing #39  --  27,731 (+  2.0%)
03/2018: Nightwing #40  --  27,202 (-  1.9%)
03/2018: Nightwing #41  --  26,951 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Nightwing #42  --  26,323 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Nightwing #43  --  25,986 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Nightwing #44  --  26,229 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Nightwing #45  --  26,242 (+  0.0%)
07/2018: Nightwing #46  --  26,899 (+  2.5%)
08/2018: Nightwing #47  --  26,467 (-  1.6%)
09/2018: Nightwing #48  --  25,733 (-  2.8%)
09/2018: Nightwing #49  --  25,475 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.4%
1 year  : - 39.0%
2 years : - 65.3%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 51.9%
15 years: - 12.6%

Once again twice-monthly, because???

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90 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
09/2013: --
09/2014: Futures End #1         -- 54,984  [55,765]
09/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #4    -- 22,113 
09/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #2  -- 54,937
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09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 24,376 (-  2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 -- 23,680 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 23,610 (-  0.3%)
12/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #17 -- 21,838 (-  7.5%)
01/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #18 -- 21,385 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #19 -- 20,744 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #20 -- 20,214 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #21 -- 19,590 (-  3.1%)
05/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 18,989 (-  3.1%)
06/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #23 -- 19,034 (+  0.2%)
07/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 18,829 (-  1.1%)
08/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #25 -- 21,874 (+ 16.2%)
09/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #26 -- 24,688 (+ 12.9%)
-----------------
6 months: + 22.1%
1 year  : +  1.3%
2 years : - 55.1%
5 years :    n.a.

First part of a new direction as a Red Hood solo title (although the title doesn’t officially change until next issue).

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91 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
09/2003: Hawkman #19      -- 29,155
-----------------------------------
12/2017: Hawkman Found #1 -- 64,617 (- 32.4%)  [86,906]
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: --
05/2018: --
06/2018: Hawkman #1       -- 42,123 (- 50.3%)  [43,175]
07/2018: Hawkman #2       -- 30,781 (- 28.7%)
08/2018: Hawkman #3       -- 27,331 (- 11.2%)
09/2018: Hawkman #4       -- 24,687 (-  9.7%)
-----------------
15 years: - 15.3%

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98, 99 - GREEN LANTERNS ($3.99)
09/2003: Green Lantern #169 --  33,149
09/2008: Green Lantern #34  --  63,825
09/2013: #23.1: Relic       --  66,495 
09/2013: #23.2: Mongul      --  63,731 
09/2013: #23.3: Black Hand  --  62,753 
09/2013: #23.4: Sinestro    --  70,893 
09/2014: Futures End #1     --  77,372  [77,728]
09/2015: Green Lantern #44  --  39,371  [39,501]
09/2016: Green Lanterns #6  --  58,346 
09/2016: Green Lanterns #7  --  55,367 
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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%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34 --  27,959 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35 --  27,338 (-  2.2%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #36 --  26,436 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #37 --  26,055 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #38 --  25,172 (-  3.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #39 --  25,551 (+  1.5%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #40 --  24,807 (-  2.9%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #41 --  25,155 (+  1.4%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #42 --  25,092 (-  0.3%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #43 --  24,780 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #44 --  24,528 (-  1.0%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #45 --  24,173 (-  1.4%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #46 --  23,727 (-  1.8%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #47 --  23,789 (+  0.3%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #48 --  23,994 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #49 --  24,157 (+  0.7%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #50 --  25,389 (+  5.1%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #51 --  24,316 (-  4.2%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #52 --  24,301 (-  0.1%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #53 --  23,923 (-  1.6%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #54 --  23,821 (-  0.4%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #55 --  23,444 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.2%
1 year  : - 19.1%
2 years : - 58.4%
5 years : - 64.2%
10 years: - 63.0%
15 years: - 28.7%

Ending with issue #57 in October, to pave the way for Morrison & Sharpe’s The Green Lantern.

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104 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
09/2008: Supergirl #33  --  27,609 
09/2013: --
09/2014: Futures End #1 --  55,706  [56,516]
09/2016: Supergirl #1   --  99,272
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09/2017: Supergirl #13  --  33,750 (+ 24.5%)
10/2017: Supergirl #14  --  31,720 (-  6.0%)
11/2017: Supergirl #15  --  34,314 (+  8.2%)
12/2017: Supergirl #16  --  28,450 (- 17.1%)
01/2018: Supergirl #17  --  26,466 (-  7.0%)
02/2018: Supergirl #18  --  31,675 (+ 19.7%)
03/2018: Supergirl #19  --  30,669 (-  3.2%)
04/2018: Supergirl #20  --  30,787 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Supergirl #21  --  28,507 (-  7.4%)
09/2018: Supergirl #22  --  22,113 (- 22.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.9%
1 year  : - 34.5%
2 years : - 77.7%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 19.9%

It’s Supergirl & Krypto having adventures in space! Drawn by Kevin Maguire! With Amanda Conner doing awesome variant covers! Why aren’t you buying this?! What more could you want out of a comic?! 

I repeat: SUPERGIRL AND KRYPTO HAVING ADVENTURES IN SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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110 - THE TERRIFICS ($2.99)
02/2018: Terrifics #1  -- 45,493           [51,924]
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 31.2%) [35,707] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 13.0%) [31,069]
05/2018: Terrifics #4  -- 28,849 (-  7.1%) 
06/2018: Terrifics #5  -- 26,676 (-  7.5%) 
07/2018: Terrifics #6  -- 24,736 (-  7.3%) 
08/2018: Terrifics #7  -- 22,825 (-  7.7%) 
09/2018: Terrifics #8  -- 21,240 (-  6.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 40.5%

The best-selling book in the rapidly deteriorating New Age of Heroes line. But even here the percentage drops are worryingly high at this point of the game.

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119 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
09/2003: Green Arrow #30    -- 40,443 
09/2008: Green Arrow/BC #12 -- 27,896
09/2013: #23.1: Ct Vrtgo    -- 43,234 
09/2014: Futures End #1     -- 61,915  [62,966]
09/2015: Green Arrow #44    -- 25,620 
09/2016: Green Arrow #6     -- 55,330 
09/2016: Green Arrow #7     -- 52,794 
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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%)
11/2017: Green Arrow #34    -- 25,181 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Green Arrow #35    -- 23,682 (-  6.0%)
01/2018: Green Arrow #36    -- 23,012 (-  2.8%)
02/2018: Green Arrow #37    -- 22,425 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Green Arrow #38    -- 21,935 (-  2.2%)
04/2018: Green Arrow #39    -- 21,269 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Green Arrow #40    -- 20,995 (-  1.3%)
06/2018: Green Arrow #41    -- 20,309 (-  3.3%)
07/2018: Green Arrow #42    -- 20,107 (-  1.0%)
08/2018: Green Arrow #43    -- 20,241 (+  0.7%)
09/2018: Green Arrow #44    -- 18,667 (-  7.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.9%
1 year  : - 28.4%
2 years : - 65.5%
5 years : - 56.8%
10 years: - 33.1%
15 years: - 53.8%

The lowest sales on an issue of Green Arrow since the New 52 era.

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128 - THE UNITED STATES VS. MURDER, INC. (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
09/2014: US of Murder #5 of 6 --  9,729
02/2015: US of Murder #6 of 6 --  8,284
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09/2018: US vs Murder #1 of 6 -- 18,530 (+123.7%)

Actually debuts a handful of copies higher than the original Icon series did back in 2014.

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126 - PLASTIC MAN ($3.99)
06/2018: Plastic Man #1 of 6 -- 31,997
07/2018: Plastic Man #2 of 6 -- 20,632 (- 35.5%)
08/2018: Plastic Man #3 of 6 -- 19,596 (-  5.0%)
09/2018: Plastic Man #4 of 6 -- 17,548 (- 10.5%)

Whoops, not settling in after all.

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128 - INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ($3.99)
07/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #1 of 6 -- 27,250 (+ 55.7%)
08/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #2 of 6 -- 18,474 (- 32.2%)
09/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #3 of 6 -- 17,192 (-  6.9%)

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130 - PEARL (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2017: Pearl #1 of 6 -- 32,701           [33,252]
09/2017: Pearl #2      -- 16,808 (- 49.5%) 

That’s a hefty second issue drop, but there was a variant cover for the first issue and not one for the second. Regardless, all involved are happy enough with the sales here that Pearl has been upgraded to an ongoing.

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135 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
09/2013: Universe #2       -- 18,332 
09/2014: Universe #14      -- 14,061 
09/2015: Batman Beyond #4  -- 31,202  [31,518]
09/2016: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,799 
09/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 74,722 
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09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 -- 21,866 (+  1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 -- 20,464 (-  6.4%)
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 -- 19,181 (-  6.3%)
12/2017: Batman Beyond #15 -- 18,336 (-  4.4%)
01/2018: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,946 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Batman Beyond #17 -- 17,197 (-  4.2%)
03/2018: Batman Beyond #18 -- 16,797 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Batman Beyond #19 -- 16,335 (-  2.8%)
05/2018: Batman Beyond #20 -- 16,093 (-  1.5%)
06/2018: Batman Beyond #21 -- 16,049 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Batman Beyond #22 -- 15,839 (-  1.3%)
08/2018: Batman Beyond #23 -- 15,743 (-  0.6%)
09/2018: Batman Beyond #24 -- 15,863 (+  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.6%
1 year  : - 27.5%
2 years : - 65.7%
5 years : - 13.5%

Bottomed out?

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139 - THE IMMORTAL MEN ($2.99)
04/2018: Immortal Men #1 -- 48,567
05/2018: Immortal Men #2 -- 27,896 (- 42.6%)
06/2018: Immortal Men #3 -- 25,770 (-  7.6%)
07/2018: Immortal Men #4 -- 19,954 (- 22.6%)
08/2018: Immortal Men #5 -- 17,487 (- 12.4%)
09/2018: Immortal Men #6 -- 15,341 (- 12.3%)

Final issue. Though given the sales freefall it would have been interesting to see where (if?) The Immortal Men would have bottomed out at...

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141 - BORDER TOWN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Border Town #1  -- 15,259

The first issue in the latest attempt to reinvigorate Vertigo, and it does okay, a good 50% better than other recent (non-Sandman-related) Vertigo series have debuted at. And there were some good reviews and a second printing on the way, so this may not be the sales debacle of the likes that have plagued Vertigo in recent years. Vertigo plan on releasing one new series every month for the next several months, so we’ll know soon if they’ve overplayed their hand.

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143 - SCARLET (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
09/2013: --
09/2014: --
09/2015: --
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08/2018: Scarlet #1 of 5 -- 24,509 (+231.8%) 
09/2018: Scarlet #2 of 5 -- 13,746 (- 45.5%) 
-----------------
5 years :    n.a.

Another fairly large second issue Jinxworld drop, but like Pearl there is no variant cover of the second issue. 

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146 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  -- 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8  -- 19,041 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: The Wild Storm #9  -- 18,608 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: The Wild Storm #10 -- 17,599 (-  5.4%)
01/2018: The Wild Storm #11 -- 17,152 (-  2.5%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: The Wild Storm #12 -- 16,821 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: The Wild Storm #13 -- 14,661 (- 12.8%)
06/2018: The Wild Storm #14 -- 14,107 (-  3.8%)
07/2018: The Wild Storm #15 -- 13,787 (-  2.3%)
08/2018: The Wild Storm #16 -- 13,712 (-  0.5%)
09/2018: The Wild Storm #17 -- 13,211 (-  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.5%
1 year  : - 34.0%

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154 - SIDEWAYS ($2.99)
02/2018: Sideways #1  -- 35,086           [36,969]
03/2018: Sideways #2  -- 23,807 (- 35.6%)  
04/2018: Sideways #3  -- 19,890 (- 16.5%)  
05/2018: Sideways #4  -- 18,300 (-  8.0%)  
06/2018: Sideways #5  -- 16,543 (-  9.6%)  
07/2018: Sideways #6  -- 15,152 (-  8.4%)  
08/2018: Sideways #7  -- 13,637 (- 10.0%)  
09/2018: Sideways #8  -- 12,503 (-  8.3%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 47.5%

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158 - NEW CHALLENGERS ($2.99)
05/2018: New Challengers #1 of 6 -- 36,557           [37,537]
06/2018: New Challengers #2 of 6 -- 22,094 (- 41.1%) 
07/2018: New Challengers #3 of 6 -- 16,870 (- 23.6%) 
08/2018: New Challengers #4 of 6 -- 14,182 (- 15.9%) 
09/2018: New Challengers #5 of 6 -- 12,396 (- 12.6%) 

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159 - DAMAGE ($2.99)
01/2018: Damage #1  -- 37,001           [41,076]
02/2018: Damage #2  -- 27,044 (- 33.3%) [27,792]  
03/2018: Damage #3  -- 22,394 (- 19.4%)  
04/2018: Damage #4  -- 20,166 (-  9.9%)  
05/2018: Damage #5  -- 18,923 (-  6.2%)  
06/2018: Damage #6  -- 17,308 (-  8.5%)  
07/2018: Damage #7  -- 15,433 (- 10.8%)  
08/2018: Damage #8  -- 13,778 (- 10.7%)  
09/2018: Damage #9  -- 12,383 (- 10.1%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 44.7%

Still dropping like a stone.

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Coming in at #164 on the chart is the $1 Jinxworld Sampler with 12,006 copies sold to retailers. As a promotionally-priced sampler it won’t be included in the summary charts below, but we’re including here for completeness’ sake.

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169 - RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS ($3.99)
01/2008: Daughter #1 of 12 -- 26,192 (+ 58.4%)
02/2008: Daughter #2 of 12 -- 16,496 (- 37.0%)
03/2008: Daughter #3 of 12 -- 14,734 (- 10.7%)
04/2008: Daughter #4 of 12 -- 13,764 (-  6.6%)
05/2008: Daughter #5 of 12 -- 13,066 (-  5.1%)
06/2008: Daughter #6 of 12 -- 12,611 (-  3.5%)
07/2018: --
08/2008: Daughter #7 of 12 -- 12,081 (-  4.2%)
09/2008: Daughter #8 of 12 -- 11,916 (-  1.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.1%

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172 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
09/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #5  -- 26,170
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09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 -- 13,866 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 -- 13,478 (-  2.8%)
11/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #19 -- 12,974 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #20 -- 12,369 (-  4.7%)
01/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #21 -- 12,072 (-  2.4%)
02/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #22 -- 11,684 (-  3.2%)
03/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #23 -- 12,410 (+  6.2%)
04/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #24 -- 11,713 (-  5.6%)
05/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #25 -- 15,577 (+ 33.0%)
06/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #26 -- 13,166 (- 15.5%)
07/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #27 -- 12,221 (-  7.2%)
08/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #28 -- 12,044 (-  1.4%)
09/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #29 -- 11,615 (-  3.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.4%
1 year  : - 16.2%
2 years : - 55.6%

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178 - THE SILENCER ($2.99)
01/2018: The Silencer #1  -- 30,131           [33,101] 
02/2018: The Silencer #2  -- 21,003 (- 36.5%)  
03/2018: The Silencer #3  -- 18,208 (- 13.3%)  
04/2018: The Silencer #4  -- 16,145 (- 11.3%)  
05/2018: The Silencer #5  -- 15,261 (-  5.5%)  
06/2018: The Silencer #6  -- 13,868 (-  9.1%)  
07/2018: The Silencer #7  -- 12,524 (-  9.7%)  
08/2018: The Silencer #8  -- 11,802 (-  5.8%)  
09/2018: The Silencer #9  -- 10,970 (-  7.0%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 39.8%

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180 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707
05/2018: Curse of Brimstone #2  -- 20,244 (- 39.9%)
06/2018: Curse of Brimstone #3  -- 15,949 (- 21.2%)
07/2018: Curse of Brimstone #4  -- 13,741 (- 13.8%)
08/2018: Curse of Brimstone #5  -- 11,966 (- 12.9%)
09/2018: Curse of Brimstone #6  -- 10,731 (- 10.3%)

An Annual has been solicited for January. What exactly is being smoked over there at DC?

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162 - THE UNEXPECTED ($2.99)
06/2018: Unexpected #1 -- 28,028 
07/2018: Unexpected #2 -- 16,441 (- 41.3%) 
08/2018: Unexpected #3 -- 12,285 (- 25.3%) 
09/2018: Unexpected #4 -- 10,116 (- 17.7%) 

Ending with issue #8 in January.

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192, 195 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
09/2013: Injustice #9     -- 24,333 
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #11 -- 18,086 
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #12 -- 17,829 
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #9  -- 15,414 
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #10 -- 16,243 
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #17 -- 12,782 
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #18 -- 12,740 
-----------------------------------
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%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #13  -- 11,899 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #14  -- 11,543 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #15  -- 11,199 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #16  -- 10,927 (-  2.4%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #17  -- 10,916 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #18  -- 10,662 (-  2.3%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #19  -- 10,584 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #20  -- 10,268 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #21  -- 10,373 (+  1.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #22  -- 10,179 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #23  -- 10,111 (-  0.7%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #24  --  9,847 (-  0.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #25  -- 10,211 (+  3.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #26  --  9,788 (-  4.1%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #27  --  9,936 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #28  --  9,698 (-  2.4%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #29  --  9,666 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #30  --  9,696 (+  0.3%)
08/2018: Injustice 2 #31  --  9,824 (+  1.3%)
08/2018: Injustice 2 #32  --  9,669 (-  1.6%)
09/2018: Injustice 2 #33  --  9,684 (+  0.2%)
09/2018: Injustice 2 #34  --  9,469 (-  2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.8%
1 year  : - 23.9%
2 years : - 25.0%
5 years : - 60.6%

Ending in October, though with a wrap-up Annual in November.

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202 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
09/2014: -- 
09/2015: -- 
09/2016: --
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09/2017: --
10/2017: Teen Titans Go! #24 --  8,403 (-  1.1%)
11/2017: --
12/2017: Teen Titans Go! #25 --  8,197 (-  2.5%)
01/2018: --
02/2018: Teen Titans Go! #26 --  8,133 (-  0.8%)
03/2018: --
04/2018: Teen Titans Go! #27 --  8,159 (+  0.3%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: Teen Titans Go! #28 --  8,625 (+  5.7%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Teen Titans Go! #29 --  9,049 (+  4.9%)
09/2018: Teen Titans Go! #30 --  8,867 (-  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.

No, not going to monthly, just switching from even to odd months.

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234 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY (WildStorm) ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 
12/2017: Michael Cray #3  --  8,804 (- 14.8%) 
01/2018: Michael Cray #4  --  8,373 (-  4.9%) 
02/2018: Michael Cray #5  --  7,968 (-  4.8%) 
03/2018: Michael Cray #6  --  7,821 (-  1.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Michael Cray #7  --  7,521 (-  3.8%) 
06/2018: Michael Cray #8  --  6,488 (- 13.7%) 
07/2018: Michael Cray #9  --  6,347 (-  2.2%) 
08/2018: Michael Cray #10 --  6,282 (-  1.0%) 
09/2018: Michael Cray #11 --  6,130 (-  2.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.6%

Penultimate issue.

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246 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
09/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6  --  8,333 
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 -- 15,426
09/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18 --  7,913
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09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 --  5,760 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 --  5,757 (-  0.1%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32 --  5,207 (-  9.6%)
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 --  5,900 (+ 13.3%)
01/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #34 --  6,610 (+ 12.0%)
02/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #35 --  5,491 (- 16.9%)
03/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36 --  5,301 (-  3.5%)
04/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #37 --  6,237 (+ 17.7%)
05/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #38 --  5,823 (-  6.6%)
06/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39 --  6,947 (+ 19.3%)
07/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #40 --  6,526 (-  6.1%)
08/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #41 --  5,804 (- 11.1%)
09/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #42 --  5,879 (+  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 10.9%
1 Year  : +  2.1%
2 Years : - 25.7%

Teaming up with various DC monkeys and gorillas, so really this should have sold a lot more copies.

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321 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
09/2003: Looney Tunes #106 -- 3,577
09/2008: Looney Tunes #166 -- ?????
09/2013: --
09/2014: -- 
09/2015: --
09/2016: --
-----------------------------------
09/2017: Looney Tunes #239 -- ????? (< 4,053)
10/2017: --
11/2017: Looney Tunes #240 -- ????? (< 4,763)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Looney Tunes #241 -- 2,761 
02/2018: --
03/2018: Looney Tunes #242 -- 2,866 (+  3.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Looney Tunes #243 -- 3,037 (+  6.0%) 
06/2018: --
07/2018: Looney Tunes #244 -- 3,080 (+  1.4%) 
08/2018: --
09/2018: Looney Tunes #245 -- 3,346 (+  8.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 16.7%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:   ????%
15 years: -  6.5%

DC’s lowest-selling title for September, though we will note that Looney Tunes has been on an increasing sales trajectory all year!

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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
09/2003: 28,511
09/2008: 25,562
09/2013: 54,892 
09/2014: 46,869 **
09/2015: 26,092 **
09/2016: 51,379 **
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09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+  2.4%) **
11/2017: 32,415 (-  6.9%) **
12/2017: 29,762 (-  8.2%) 
01/2018: 28,657 (-  3.7%) 
02/2018: 25,798 (- 10.0%) 
03/2018: 27,449 (+  6.4%) 
04/2018: 30,117 (+  9.7%) 
05/2018: 29,876 (-  0.8%) 
06/2018: 31,374 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 40,199 (+ 28.1%) 
08/2018: 29,661 (- 26.2%) 
09/2018: 33,904 (+ 14.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 23.5%
1 year  : -  0.3%
2 years : - 34.0%
5 years : - 38.2%
10 years: + 32.6%
15 years: + 18.9%


DC UNIVERSE
09/2003: 32,934 
09/2008: 33,591 
09/2013: 61,036 
09/2014: 63,401 ** 
09/2015: 30,645
09/2016: 64,037
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09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+  0.4%)
11/2017: 39,600 (-  5.5%)
12/2017: 35,878 (-  9.4%)
01/2018: 35,579 (-  0.8%)
02/2018: 31,696 (- 10.9%)
03/2018: 34,751 (+  9.6%)
04/2018: 37,752 (+  8.6%)
05/2018: 37,935 (+  0.5%)
06/2018: 39,466 (+  4.0%)
07/2018: 50,334 (+ 27.5%)
08/2018: 33,866 (- 32.7%)
09/2018: 40,021 (+ 18.2%)
-----------------
6 months: + 15.2%
1 year  : -  4.2%
2 years : - 37.5%
5 years : - 34.4%
10 years: + 19.1%
15 years: + 21.5%


WILDSTORM
09/2003: 19,744 
09/2008: 11,864
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09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
11/2017: 14,474 (- 12.8%)
12/2017: 13,202 (-  8.8%)
01/2018: 12,763 (-  3.3%)
02/2018:  7,968 (- 37.6%)
03/2018: 12,321 (+ 54.6%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: 11,091 (- 10.0%)
06/2018: 10,298 (-  7.1%)
07/2018: 10,067 (-  2.2%)
08/2018:  9,997 (-  0.7%)
09/2018:  9,671 (-  3.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.5%
1 year  : - 51.7
10 years: - 18.5%
15 years: - 51.0%


VERTIGO, JINXWORLD
09/2003: 17,084
09/2008: 11,748
09/2013: 14,951 
09/2014: 10,022 **
09/2015: 15,814 **
09/2016: 16,825 **
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09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017:  6,998 (- 18.4%) **
11/2017:  9,604 (+ 37.2%) **
12/2017:  6,468 (- 32.7%) 
01/2018: 11,226 (+ 73.6%) 
02/2018: 14,325 (+ 27.6%) 
03/2018:  9,990 (+ 27.6%) 
04/2018:  7,430 (- 25.6%) 
05/2018:  5,837 (- 21.4%) 
06/2018:  5,783 (-  0.9%) 
07/2018:  5,366 (-  7.2%) 
08/2018: 23,104 (+330.6%) 
09/2018: 22,472 (-  2.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: +124.9%
1 year  : +162.0%
2 years : + 33.6%
5 years : + 50.3%
10 years: + 91.3%
15 years: + 31.5%

Vertigo average (3 comics): 26,954; Jinxworld average (4 comics): 19,110.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
09/2003: 2,109,822
09/2008: 1,942,711
09/2013: 4,196,289
09/2014: 3,655,818 **
09/2015: 1,826,463 **  
09/2016: 3,802,051 **  
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09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+  3.7%) **
11/2017: 2,917,319 (+  8.9%) **
12/2017: 2,351,182 (- 19.4%) 
01/2018: 2,493,119 (+  6.0%) 
02/2018: 2,270,180 (-  8.9%) 
03/2018: 2,305,728 (+  1.6%) 
04/2018: 2,439,466 (+  5.8%) 
05/2018: 2,210,850 (-  9.4%) 
06/2018: 2,321,651 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 2,452,128 (+  4.5%) 
08/2018: 2,135,622 (- 12.9%) 
09/2018: 2,203,739 (+  3.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  4.4%
1 year  : - 14.7%
2 years : - 42.0%
5 years : - 47.5%
10 years: + 13.4%
15 years: +  4.5%

Sales rebounded some for DC in September as they sold more copies vs. August despite having seven fewer titles for sale. The lack of low-selling Young Animal books and New Age Annuals definitely helped from an average sales perspective. Don’t be too concerned with the five-year percentage comparisons, as September 2013 was DC’s first lenticular cover stunt month. 




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

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

DCU: Average: 40,021. Median: 28,843. No.: 49. Total: 1,961,045.

3.5 - Heroes in Crisis
3.3 - Doomsday Clock
2.6 - Batman (55)
2.4 - Batman Damned
2.4 - Batman (54)
1.9 - Justice League (8)
1.9 - Justice League (7)
1.7 - Superman
1.4 - Action Comics
1.4 - Justice League Odyssey
1.4 - Catwoman
1.3 - Detective Comics (988)
1.3 - Detective Comics (989)
1.2 - Flash (54)
1.1 - Flash (55)
1.1 - Justice League Dark
1.0 - Mister Miracle
0.9 - Wonder Woman (54)
0.8 - Wonder Woman (55)
0.8 - Deathstroke
0.8 - Aquaman
0.8 - Teen Titans
0.8 - Harley Quinn (50)
0.7 - Harley Quinn (49)
0.7 - Batgirl
0.7 - Titans (25)
0.7 - Titans (26)
0.7 - Suicide Squad
0.7 - Batman King of Fear
0.7 - Adventures of the Super Sons
0.6 - Nightwing (48)
0.6 - Nightwing (49)
0.6 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.6 - Hawkman
0.6 - Green Lanterns (54)
0.6 - Green Lanterns (55)
0.6 - Supergirl
0.5 - The Terrifics
0.5 - Green Arrow
0.4 - Plastic Man
0.4 - Batman Beyond
0.4 - the Immortal Men
0.3 - Sideways
0.3 - New Challengers
0.3 - Damage
0.3 - Raven Daughter
0.3 - The Silencer
0.3 - The Curse of Brimstone
0.3 - The Unexpected


Vertigo & Jinxworld: Average: 22,472. Median: 18,530. No.: 7. Total: 157,301.

1.7 - The Dreaming
1.3 - House of Whispers
1.2 - Cover
0.8 - United States vs. Murder Inc
0.7 - Pearl
0.7 - Border Town
0.6 - Scarlet


WildStorm: Average: 9,671. Median: 9,671. No.: 2. Total: 19,341

1.4 - The Wild Storm
0.6 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 9,436. Median: 9,469. No.: 7. Total: 66,052.

1.8 - Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe
1.2 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.0 - Injustice 2 (33)
1.0 - Injustice 2 (34)
0.9 - Teen Titans Go!
0.6 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.4 - Looney Tunes

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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer; The National Brotherhood of Skiers; or my former neighbor's dog Miles.



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

This article was originally published November 6, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.