Friday, August 18, 2017

Amazon Top 50 - August 18, 2017

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.     

1 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (+3). American Born Chinese
3 (N). Sh*t My President Says
4 (+4). The Complete Persepolis
5 (+2). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
6 (-4). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One
7 (+2). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
8 (-5). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins *
9 (+2). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
10 (+6). The Complete Maus
11 (N). Dark Nights: Metal (2017-) #1 (Kindle)
12 (+1). March: Book One
13 (-3). Paper Girls Volume 3
14 (+5). Watchmen
15 (-9). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2
16 (+6). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
17 (+18). Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 14
18 (R). The Harlem Hellfighters
19 (-7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 9
20 (+10). V for Vendetta
21 (N). Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Son Of Ares #4 (Kindle)
22 (-1). Saga Volume 7
23 (+10). March Trilogy Slipcase
24 (-4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
25 (+2). Awkward
26 (-11). Attack on Titan 22
27 (-3). My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
28 (-11). The Mystery Knight
29 (-3). Me Without You
30 (+16). March Book Three
31 (-13). Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
32 (-28). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One (Kindle)
33 (R). Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began
34 (+14). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 (Kindle)
35 (+14). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
36 (N). Nick Cave: Mercy on Me *
37 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
38 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
39 (-1). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom *
40 (N). Batman: The Dark Knight III: Master Race *
41 (R). Rick and Morty Volume 1
42 (N). Injustice 2 (2017-) #19 (Kindle)
43 (-9). Marvel Encyclopedia
44 (R). Darth Vader and Son
45 (R). Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
46 (R). Paper Girls Volume 1
47 (R). The Hedge Knight
48 (N). Kill or Be Killed Volume 2
49 (R). Wolverine: Old Man Logan
50 (-3). Brave


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

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

Commentary:
  • Persepolis stays at the top of the list, with the Complete Persepolis in the #4 spot. Part of the semi-annual University Effect, which sees graphic novels used as texts in college classes surge to the top as the semesters begin, they are joined by American Born Chinese, Fun Home, Maus, Watchmen, and Understanding Comics (and perhaps the relatively new March?)
  • The top debut this week is Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler's cartoon illustrations of a certain person's Twitter posts.
  • Kindle single issue debuts this week are led by the first issue of DC's Dark Nights: Metal, followed by Red Rising: Son of Ares #4 and Injustice 2 #19. 
  • Rounding out this week's debuts are preorders for Reinhold Kleist's Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, and the collection of Batman: The Dark Knight III: Master Race.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales: June 2017 - Winnebago Warrior

The Walking Dead #168
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at Image Comics's sales figures.

Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel.

June saw 54 comics ship from Image, compared to 60 in a five-Wednesday May. They shipped 55 comics in June 2016.

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 in June over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com's estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders.)

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10 - THE WALKING DEAD ($2.99)
06/2007: The Walking Dead #38  --  22,180
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99  --  55,710  [62,182]
06/2013: The Walking Dead #111 --  74,857 
06/2014: The Walking Dead #128 --  74,326  [74,291]
06/2015: The Walking Dead #142 --  68,221  [69,079]
06/2015: The Walking Dead #143 --  67,989  [69,325]
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06/2016: The Walking Dead #155 --  71,755 (+  4.1%) 
07/2016: The Walking Dead #156 --  76,355 (+  6.4%) 
08/2016: The Walking Dead #157 --  97,689 (+ 37.0%) [104,596]
09/2016: The Walking Dead #158 --  94,316 (-  9.8%) 
10/2016: The Walking Dead #159 --  91,291 (-  3.2%) 
11/2016: The Walking Dead #160 --  88,367 (-  3.2%) 
12/2016: The Walking Dead #161 --  85,459 (-  3.3%) 
01/2017: The Walking Dead #162 --  85,395 (-  0.1%) 
02/2017: The Walking Dead #163 -- 750,000 (+778.3%) **
02/2017: The Walking Dead #164 --  83,999 (- 88.8%) 
03/2017: The Walking Dead #165 --  70,422 (- 16.2%) 
04/2017: The Walking Dead #166 --  68,205 (-  3.1%) 
05/2017: The Walking Dead #167 --  74,062 (+  8.6%) 
06/2017: The Walking Dead #168 --  82,970 (+ 12.0%) 
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6 months: -  2.9%
1 year  : + 15.6%
2 years : + 21.8%
5 years : + 33.4%
10 years: +274.1%
Featuring a Pride Month variant cover, which is likely the reason for most (if not all) of the 12% rise in sales this month.
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40 - SAGA ($2.99)
06/2012: Saga #4  -- 41,143
06/2013: -- 
06/2014: Saga #20 -- 56,497  [56,636]
06/2015: Saga #29 -- 55,131  [55,752] 
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06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: Saga #37 -- 50,016 (+  2.2%) 
09/2016: Saga #38 -- 48,106 (-  3.8%) 
10/2016: Saga #39 -- 46,749 (-  2.8%) 
11/2016: Saga #40 -- 44,944 (-  3.9%) 
12/2016: Saga #41 -- 43,628 (-  2.5%) [43,837]
01/2017: Saga #42 -- 42,567 (-  2.9%) 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Saga #43 -- ??????  
06/2017: Saga #44 -- 43,028  
-----------------
6 months: -  1.8%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 22.8%
5 years : +  4.6%
Comes off of its 25¢ issue more for less on par where it was selling at at the end of its last arc.

I'm not worried about Saga at all; despite being down from its peak, it still sells very well both in single issues and in collections. There should be no concern that Vaughan & Staples won't be able to tell their complete story and end things on their own terms. Still though, it would be nice to see it stabilize over this arc.
---
80 - REBORN ($5.99)
10/2016: Reborn #1  -- 74,967 
11/2016: Reborn #2  -- 41,484 (- 44.7%) 
12/2016: Reborn #3  -- 36,718 (- 11.5%) 
01/2017: Reborn #4  -- 31,102 (- 15.3%) 
02/2017: --
03/2017: Reborn #5  -- 30,721 (-  1.2%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: -- 
06/2017: Reborn #6  -- 29,554 (-  3.8%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 19.5%
Over-sized and -priced final issue. Presumably there will be more in the future (as the collection is labeled 'Book One'), but with Capullo back doing work for DC on Metal it may be a while.

No surprise to see a delay in the final issue of a Millarworld comic; it's kind of the company trademark. I'm sure though that will be solved in the future as the company follows the Netflix model and simply releases every issue of a series on the same day.
---
91 - PAPER GIRLS ($2.99)
06/2016: Paper Girls #6  -- 36,385 (-  2.2%) 
07/2016: Paper Girls #7  -- 35,392 (-  2.7%) 
08/2016: Paper Girls #8  -- 33,731 (-  4.7%) 
09/2016: Paper Girls #9  -- 32,320 (-  4.2%) 
10/2016: Paper Girls #10 -- 32,119 (-  0.6%) 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Paper Girls #11 -- 30,562 (-  4.8%) 
03/2017: Paper Girls #12 -- 29,047 (-  5.0%) 
04/2017: Paper Girls #13 -- 27,993 (-  3.6%) 
05/2017: Paper Girls #14 -- 27,362 (-  2.3%) 
06/2017: Paper Girls #15 -- 26,654 (-  2.6%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 26.7%
Not quite the level of hit as Saga, but still no need to worry here, as sales of issues and collections are strong.
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124 - REDNECK ($3.99)
04/2017: Redneck #1  -- 22,317           [29,576]
05/2017: Redneck #2  -- 19,957 (- 32.5%) 
06/2017: Redneck #3  -- 22,048 (+ 10.5%) 
There was a Pride Month variant cover, which no doubt helped with sales here. A second printing of the second issue came out, though it wasn't enough to make the Top 300 chart, and a second printing of the third issue was released in July. The theme variant muddies the analytical waters somewhat, but even so it appears that Redneck is bucking the typical sales trend and is on its way to being a modest hit.
---
128 - CROSSWIND ($3.99)
06/2017: Crosswind #1  -- 22,317 
New series from Gail Simone & Cat Staggs. Sales likely propped up a bit by the Pride Month variant cover, but even so that's a decent enough debut.
---
148, 133 - SPAWN ($2.99)
06/2007: Spawn #168      -- 24,137 
06/2012: Spawn #220      -- 30,136 
06/2013: Spawn #232      -- 16,007  
06/2014: Spawn #244      -- 11,837 
06/2015: Spawn #253      -- 15,993 
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06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Spawn #264      -- 17,157 (+  6.5%) 
08/2016: Spawn #265      -- 15,927 (-  7.2%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: Spawn #266      -- 22,304 (+ 40.0%) 
11/2016: Spawn #267      -- 16,976 (- 23.9%) 
12/2016: Spawn #268      -- 16,652 (-  1.9%) 
01/2017: Spawn #269      -- 16,257 (-  2.4%) 
02/2017: Spawn #270      -- 15,778 (-  2.9%) 
03/2017: Spawn #271      -- 15,517 (-  1.7%) 
04/2017: Spawn #272      -- 15,400 (-  0.8%) 
05/2017: Spawn #273      -- 16,886 (+  9.6%) 
06/2017: Spawn #274      -- 15,927 (-  5.7%) 
06/2017: Spawn #275      -- 19,251 (+ 20.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: +  5.6%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : + 10.0%
5 years : - 41.6%
10 years: - 27.1%
Two issues this month. Issue #275 sees a rise, because???
---
134 - SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER ($3.99)
06/2017: Shirtless B-F #1 of 5 -- 18,794 
New comic from Sebastian Gimer, Jody LeHeup, & Michael Spicer. Multiple covers, and a second printing arrived in July.
---
138 - I HATE FAIRYLAND ($3.99)
06/2016: I Hate Fairyland #6  -- 26,095 (+  5.3%) 
07/2016: I Hate Fairyland #7  -- 23,742 (-  9.0%) 
08/2016: I Hate Fairyland #8  -- 22,562 (-  5.0%) 
09/2016: I Hate Fairyland #9  -- 21,265 (-  5.7%) 
10/2016: I Hate Fairyland #10 -- 20,534 (-  3.4%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: I Hate Fairyland #11 -- 18,606 (-  9.4%) 
04/2017: I Hate Fairyland #12 -- 19,664 (+  5.7%) 
05/2017: --
06/2017: I Hate Fairyland #13 -- 17,630 (- 10.3%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 32.4%
Back to regular sales levels after the previous issue's theme variant. And no doubt sales will bump up again for issue #14's theme variant. Because such is the way of things at Image these days.
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142 - OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA ($2.99)
06/2015: -- 
------------------------------
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Outcast #19 -- 22,167 (+  4.3%) 
08/2016: Outcast #20 -- 21,919 (-  1.1%) 
09/2016: Outcast #21 -- 20,886 (-  4.7%) 
10/2016: Outcast #22 -- 20,347 (-  2.6%) 
11/2016: Outcast #23 -- 19,556 (-  3.9%) 
12/2016: --
01/2017: Outcast #24 -- 18,520 (-  5.3%) 
02/2017: Outcast #25 -- ?????? 
03/2017: Outcast #26 -- 17,820 
04/2017: --
05/2017: Outcast #27 -- 17,371 (-  2.5%) 
06/2017: Outcast #28 -- 17,031 (-  2.0%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
Greetings from the land of standard attrition.
---
147 - THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA ($3.99)
06/2017: Divided States #1  -- 16,021 
Orders no doubt placed before all of the controversy hit, so we'll have to wait a month or two to see if that has any affect on sales.
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151 - BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE ($3.99)
06/2015: --
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06/2016: Bitch Planet #8   -- 18,158 (+  2.5%)
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: Bitch Planet #9   -- 15,340 (- 15.7%)
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: Bitch Planet #10  -- 13,922 (-  9.0%)
05/2017: -- 
06/2017: Triple Feature #1 -- 15,528 (+ 11.5%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 14.5%
2 years :    n.a.
Anthology series to hold down the fort until the regular series gets back on track. Includes a Pride Month variant cover.
---
156 - GOD COUNTRY ($3.99)
01/2017: God Country #1 of 6 -- 14,322           [19,357]
02/2017: God Country #2 of 6 -- 17,701 (-  8.6%)
03/2017: God Country #3 of 6 -- 15,321 (- 13.4%)
04/2017: God Country #4 of 6 -- 16,174 (+  5.8%)
05/2017: God Country #5 of 6 -- 20,706 (+ 28.0%)
06/2017: God Country #6 of 6 -- 15,389 (- 25.7%)
No theme variant = back to normal sales level for the final issue.
---
162 - THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS ($4.99)
08/2016: Black Monday Murders #1  -- 26,696 
09/2016: Black Monday Murders #2  -- 19,749 (- 26.0%) 
10/2016: Black Monday Murders #3  -- 18,371 (-  7.0%) 
11/2016: Black Monday Murders #4  -- 17,718 (-  3.6%) 
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: Black Monday Murders #5  -- 15,655 (- 11.6%) 
05/2017: -- 
06/2017: Black Monday Murders #6  -- 14,458 (-  7.6%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
Before the break BMM was settling into standard attrition. But after the break and with a slipped issue, sales are dropping more than they should.
---
171 - BLACK MAGICK ($3.99)
02/2015: Black Magick #5 -- 14,024 
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06/2015: --
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06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: --
04/2017: --
05/2017: --
06/2017: Black Magick #6 -- 13,243 (-  5.6%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
Rucka & Scott took time off to work on Wonder Woman together, so all things considered this isn't a bad drop after being away from the series for over two years.
---
182 - KILL THE MINOTAUR ($3.99)
06/2017: Kill the Minotaur #1  -- 12,117 
New series from Chris Pasetto & Lukas Ketner. There was a second printing in July.
---
190 - INVINCIBLE ($2.99)
06/2007: Invincible #42  -- 15,945
06/2007: Invincible #43  -- 13,858
06/2012: Invincible #92  -- 14,553
06/2013: Invincible #103 -- 15,072 
06/2014: Invincible #112 -- 14,413
06/2015: -- 
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06/2016: Invincible #129 -- 12,510 (+  4.4%) 
07/2016: --
08/2016: Invincible #130 -- 11,921 (-  4.7%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: Invincible #131 -- 11,579 (-  2.9%) 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Invincible #132 -- 11,505 (-  0.6%) 
02/2017: Invincible #133 -- ?????? 
03/2017: Invincible #134 -- 11,605  
04/2017: Invincible #135 -- 13,658 (+ 17.7%)  
05/2017: Invincible #136 -- 12,058 (- 11.7%)  
06/2017: Invincible #137 -- 11,856 (-  1.7%)  
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  5.2%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 18.5%
10 years: - 20.4%
Ending with issue #144.
---
193 - WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD ($3.99)
06/2017: Winnebago Graveyard #1 of 4 -- 11,600 
New mini-series from Steve Niles & Alison Sampson. There was a second printing in July.
---
200 - ROSE ($3.99)
04/2017: Rose #1  -- 20,499 
05/2017: Rose #2  -- 13,436 (- 34.5%) 
06/2017: Rose #3  -- 10,789 (- 19.7%) 
---
201 - INJECTION ($2.99)
06/2015: Injection #2  -- 23,484
-------------------------------- 
06/2016: Injection #10 -- 11,771 (+  3.0%) 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: --
03/2017: Injection #11 --  9,052 (- 23.1%)
04/2017: Injection #12 --  8,615 (-  4.8%)
05/2017: --
06/2017: Injection #13 -- 10,723 (+ 24.5%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  8.9%
2 years : - 54.3%
Spawn month variant cover (delayed from May).
---
203 - ROYAL CITY ($3.99)
03/2017: Royal City #1  -- 24,597 
04/2017: Royal City #2  -- 13,721 (- 44.2%) 
05/2017: Royal City #3  -- 11,708 (- 14.7%) 
06/2017: Royal City #4  -- 10,544 (-  9.9%) 
A typical third issue drop.
---
209 - YOUNGBLOOD ($3.99)
06/2012: --
06/2013: --
--------------------------------- 
05/2017: Youngblood #1  -- 24,661 
06/2017: Youngblood #2  -- 10,315 (- 58.2%) 
-----------------
5 years :    n.a.
A large drop for the second issue, but there were only three different covers this time. A second printing of the first issue came out this month (but didn't chart) and a second print of the second issue came along in July.
---
211 - EXTREMITY ($3.99)
03/2017: Extremity #1  -- 17,917 
04/2017: Extremity #2  -- 11,973 (- 33.2%) 
05/2017: Extremity #3  -- 10,481 (- 12.5%) 
06/2017: Extremity #4  -- 10,063 (-  4.0%) 
Almost the model for the standard sales pattern.
---
217 - REGRESSION ($3.99)
05/2017: Regression #1  -- 19,654
06/2017: Regression #2  --  9,701
Large drop likely due to the first issue having a Spawn Month variant.
---
223 - MANIFEST DESTINY ($2.99)
06/2014: Manifest Destiny #7  -- 21,500
06/2015: Manifest Destiny #15 -- 11,389
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06/2016: Manifest Destiny #20 --  9,399 (-  5.1%) 
07/2016: Manifest Destiny #21 --  8,763 (-  6.8%) 
08/2016: Manifest Destiny #22 --  8,526 (-  2.7%) 
09/2016: Manifest Destiny #23 --  8,039 (-  5.7%) 
10/2016: Manifest Destiny #24 --  7,815 (-  2.8%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: Manifest Destiny #25 --  7,403 (-  5.3%) 
02/2017: Manifest Destiny #26 --  9,007 (+ 21.7%) 
03/2017: Manifest Destiny #27 --  7,028 (- 22.0%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Manifest Destiny #28 --  6,904 (-  1.8%) 
06/2017: Manifest Destiny #29 --  9,413 (+ 36.3%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : +  0.1%
2 years : - 17.4%
A late Spawn Month variant is worth an extra 2500 in sales.
---
224 - PLASTIC ($3.99)
04/2017: Plastic #1  -- 18,980 
05/2017: Plastic #2  -- 12,753 (- 32.8%) 
06/2017: Plastic #3  -- 12,753 (- 26.8%) 
---
238 - GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS ($3.99)
05/2017: Magic Socks #1 of 6 -- 11,939
06/2017: Magic Socks #2 of 6 --  7,966 (- 33.3%)
A typical second issue drop.
---
252 - BLACK CLOUD ($3.99)
04/2017: Black Cloud #1  -- 19,583 
05/2017: Black Cloud #2  -- 12,412 (- 36.5%) 
06/2017: Black Cloud #3  --  7,092 (- 42.9%) 
Lose a Spawn Month variant, lose a good chunk of sales.
---
257 - GREEN VALLEY ($2.99)
10/2016: Green Valley #1 of 9 -- 16,091 
11/2016: Green Valley #2 of 9 --  9,713 (- 39.6%) 
12/2016: Green Valley #3 of 9 --  8,219 (- 15.4%) 
01/2017: Green Valley #4 of 9 --  7,553 (-  8.1%) 
02/2017: Green Valley #5 of 9 --  7,187 (-  4.8%) 
03/2017: Green Valley #6 of 9 --  7,204 (+  0.2%) 
04/2017: Green Valley #7 of 9 --  6,842 (-  5.0%) 
05/2017: Green Valley #8 of 9 --  6,683 (-  2.3%) 
06/2017: Green Valley #9 of 9 --  6,790 (+  1.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 31.2%
A surprise rise for the final issue.
---
258 - BIRTHRIGHT ($2.99)
06/2015: Birthright #8  -- 12,058
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06/2016: Birthright #16 --  9,015 (-  3.5%) 
07/2016: Birthright #17 --  8,264 (-  8.3%) 
08/2016: Birthright #18 --  8,146 (-  1.4%) 
09/2016: Birthright #19 --  7,832 (-  3.9%) 
10/2016: Birthright #20 --  7,567 (-  3.4%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: Birthright #21 --  7,147 (-  5.6%) 
02/2017: Birthright #22 --  7,025 (-  1.7%) 
03/2017: Birthright #23 --  6,756 (-  3.8%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Birthright #24 --  6,611 (-  2.1%) 
06/2017: Birthright #25 --  6,759 (+  2.2%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 25.0%
2 years : - 43.9%
---
261 - HEAD LOPPER ($5.99)
06/2016: Head Lopper #4 of 4 --  7,928 (+  5.9%) 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: --
03/2017: Head Lopper #5      --  6,736 (- 15.1%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: --
06/2017: Head Lopper #6      --  6,626 (-  1.6%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 16.4%
Back to a quarterly schedule?
---
262 - ETERNAL EMPIRE ($3.99)
05/2017: Eternal Empire #1  -- 12,614
06/2017: Eternal Empire #2  --  6,563 (- 48.0%)
Nope, I was wrong; it's an even larger drop than normal.
---
267 - SEPTEMBER MOURNING ($4.99)
06/2017: Sept. Mourning #1  -- 6,359 
Listed as Vol. 1, but no further issues have been solicited yet. So who knows what the schedule is meant to be?
---
Clocking in at the #268 place on the chart is a Foil edition of the Spawn 25th Anniversary Encore edition with 6,343 copies sold. If the 90s are coming back, maybe my 90s BMI can also make a comeback?
---
291 - COPPERHEAD ($3.99)
06/2015: Copperhead #8  --  9,504
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06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: --
03/2017: Copperhead #11 --  6,369 (- 26.5%)
04/2017: Copperhead #12 --  5,517 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Copperhead #13 --  5,254 (-  4.8%)
06/2017: Copperhead #13 --  5,013 (-  4.6%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 47.3%
---
292 - RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO ($3.99)
06/2016: One Percent #2  -- 10,565 (- 28.9%) 
07/2016: One Percent #3  --  9,027 (- 14.6%) 
08/2016: One Percent #4  --  7,418 (- 17.8%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: One Percent #5  --  6,671 (- 10.1%) 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Season Two #1   --  8,966 (+ 34.4%)
06/2017: Season Two #2   --  4,995 (- 44.3%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 52.7%
Last month had a Spawn Month variant, leading to a rather large second issue drop this month.
---
296 - PAKLIS ($5.99)
05/2017: Paklis #1  -- 8,946
06/2017: Paklis #2  -- 4,882 (- 45.4%)
---
297 - CANNIBAL ($3.99)
10/2016: Cannibal #1  -- 17,172 
11/2016: Cannibal #2  --  9,582 (- 44.2%) 
12/2016: Cannibal #3  --  7,340 (- 23.4%) 
01/2017: Cannibal #4  --  6,223 (- 15.2%) 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Cannibal #5  --  ????? (< 5,254) 
06/2017: Cannibal #6  --  4,831  
-----------------
6 months: - 34.2%
The floor dropped enough to let Cannibal back onto the Top 300.
---
Image titles shipping but not making the Top 300 in June (cutoff at 4,739) include: Drifter, Eclipse, Elephantmen, The Few, Horizon, Magdalena, Planetoid Praxis, Rock Candy Mountain, Shutter, Snowfall, Sons of the Devil, Stray Bullets, Throwaways, Underwinter, Wayward.

Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that any of them are in danger of being cancelled; there are many reasons that the creators of these books may desire to keep them going.
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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. 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]"). 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.

Image is not a normal comics publisher, and the typical metrics for sales success may not apply. For many 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, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, 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 if you need to contact me).

As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Amazon Top 50 - August 11, 2017

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.     

1 (+2). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
2 (-). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One
3 (-2). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins *
4 (R). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One (Kindle)
5 (+2). American Born Chinese
6 (+15). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2
7 (+6). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
8 (+6). The Complete Persepolis
9 (-). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
10 (+18). Paper Girls Volume 3
11 (-3). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
12 (-8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 9
13 (+5). March: Book One
14 (R). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Two *
15 (N). Attack on Titan 22
16 (+30). The Complete Maus
17 (N). The Mystery Knight
18 (-1). Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
19 (+5). Watchmen
20 (-4). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
21 (-1). Saga Volume 7
22 (+11). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
23 (N). Motor Crush Volume 1
24 (+18). My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
25 (-). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story
26 (+12). Me Without You
27 (-8). Awkward
28 (R). Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition (Rebirth) *
29 (N). Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse
30 (-7). V for Vendetta
31 (-16). Valerian: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
32 (+18). The Walking Dead: Here's Negan *
33 (+12). March Trilogy Slipcase
34 (-8). Marvel Encyclopedia
35 (N). Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 14
36 (+5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 8
37 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
38 (-2). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom *
39 (N). Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Dog Men #3 (Kindle)
40 (-). Attack on Titan 22 (Kindle)
41 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
42 (N). Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Vol. 4
43 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 7
44 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 6
45 (-15). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
46 (R). March Book Three
47 (-12). Brave
48 (N). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 (Kindle)
49 (-17). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
50 (-3). Infinity Gauntlet


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

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

Commentary:

  • It's almost time for the Fall college semester to begin, and that brings Persepolis back to the top of the sales chart.  In its wake are perennial college class favorites like American Born Chinese, Maus, Fun Home, and Understanding Comics
  • Legend of Korra may drop to second place this week, but its release also sees the Kindle edition show up in fourth place, and the second volume (due out in early 2018) also return to the chart.
  • What is the most popular manga these days? Based on six of its nine extant volume appearing in the top fifty this week, I'd say that a good case can be made for My Hero Academia.
  • The top debut this week is the latest volume of Attack on Titan (though the Kindle edition premiered on the chart last week...) It is closely followed by a comics adaptation of George R. R. Martin's The Mystery Knight.
  • Also debuting this week are collections of Motor Girl and Serenity; new volumes of the manga series Tokyo Ghoul & Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid; and the Kindle single issues of The Dresden Files: Dog Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales: May 2017 - Who's Got the Heart of a Hunter?

Saga #43
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at Image Comics's sales figures.

Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel.

May was a five-Wednesday month, wherein publishers typically shop more titles than they do in a normal month, and Image was no exception: they shipped 60 comics in May, compared to 52 comics in April, 59 in March (also a five-Weds month), 49 in February, 45 in January, 47 in December, 48 in November, 55 in October and 52 in September. They shipped only 41 comics in May 2016.

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 in June over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com's estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders.)
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??? - SAGA ($0.25)
05/2012: Saga #3  -- 38,895
05/2013: -- 
05/2014: Saga #19 -- 55,422  [61,856]
05/2015: Saga #28 -- 55,239  [56,275] 
---------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: Saga #37 -- 50,016 (+  2.2%) 
09/2016: Saga #38 -- 48,106 (-  3.8%) 
10/2016: Saga #39 -- 46,749 (-  2.8%) 
11/2016: Saga #40 -- 44,944 (-  3.9%) 
12/2016: Saga #41 -- 43,628 (-  2.5%) [43,837]
01/2017: Saga #42 -- 42,567 (-  2.9%) 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Saga #43 -- ??????  
-----------------
6 months:    ???%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    ???%
5 years :    ???%
Saga returns from hiatus with a 25¢ issue, which as per Diamond's practice is not included in their Top 300 chart. So we have no idea how well it sold, but I'm guessing it was Image's top seller for May.
---
10 - THE WALKING DEAD ($2.99)
05/2007: --
05/2012: The Walking Dead #97  --  53,733  [60,175]
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98  --  49,974  [60,699]
05/2013: The Walking Dead #110 --  76,455 
05/2014: The Walking Dead #127 --  71,352  [84,593]
05/2015: The Walking Dead #141 --  68,931  [69,970]
-----------------------------------------
05/2016: The Walking Dead #154 --  68,922 (+  2.3%) 
06/2016: The Walking Dead #155 --  71,755 (+  4.1%) 
07/2016: The Walking Dead #156 --  76,355 (+  6.4%) 
08/2016: The Walking Dead #157 --  97,689 (+ 37.0%) [104,596]
09/2016: The Walking Dead #158 --  94,316 (-  9.8%) 
10/2016: The Walking Dead #159 --  91,291 (-  3.2%) 
11/2016: The Walking Dead #160 --  88,367 (-  3.2%) 
12/2016: The Walking Dead #161 --  85,459 (-  3.3%) 
01/2017: The Walking Dead #162 --  85,395 (-  0.1%) 
02/2017: The Walking Dead #163 -- 750,000 (+778.3%) **
02/2017: The Walking Dead #164 --  83,999 (- 88.8%) 
03/2017: The Walking Dead #165 --  70,422 (- 16.2%) 
04/2017: The Walking Dead #166 --  68,205 (-  3.1%) 
05/2017: The Walking Dead #167 --  74,062 (+  8.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 16.2%
1 year  : +  7.5%
2 years : +  5.8%
5 years : + 22.5%
10 years:    n.a.
Okay, I'm stumped. There don't seem to have been any variants for issue #167, it's the middle of a story line, and the increase is a bit too large to be a normal correction. Was there a major character death or something that caused Walking Dead to rise so much this month?
---
79 - SEVEN TO ETERNITY ($3.99)
09/2016: Seven to Eternity #1  -- 32,790           [39,394] 
10/2016: Seven to Eternity #2  -- 27,968 (- 29.0%)
11/2016: Seven to Eternity #3  -- 26,669 (-  4.6%)
12/2016: Seven to Eternity #4  -- 25,729 (-  3.5%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: --
04/2017: Seven to Eternity #5  -- 32,667 (+ 27.0%)
05/2017: Seven to Eternity #6  -- 30,632 (-  6.2%)
-----------------
6 months: + 14.9%
Still holding on to a good chunk of its gains from the previous issue.
---
91 - PAPER GIRLS ($2.99)
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: Paper Girls #6  -- 36,385 (-  2.2%) 
07/2016: Paper Girls #7  -- 35,392 (-  2.7%) 
08/2016: Paper Girls #8  -- 33,731 (-  4.7%) 
09/2016: Paper Girls #9  -- 32,320 (-  4.2%) 
10/2016: Paper Girls #10 -- 32,119 (-  0.6%) 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Paper Girls #11 -- 30,562 (-  4.8%) 
03/2017: Paper Girls #12 -- 29,047 (-  5.0%) 
04/2017: Paper Girls #13 -- 27,993 (-  3.6%) 
05/2017: Paper Girls #14 -- 27,362 (-  2.3%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
The joys of standard attrition.
---
102 - YOUNGBLOOD ($3.99)
05/2012: Youngblood #71 --  7,611
05/2013: --
--------------------------------- 
05/2017: Youngblood #1  -- 24,661 
-----------------
5 years : +224.0%
Only two issues of the previous Youngblood series (2012-2013, with legacy numbering #71-78) made it on the Top 300 chart, so this is a definite improvement. Of course there were oodles of variants, and don't expect the 25K number to hold any more than it has for other recent Image series that debuted in the mid-20K range.
---
The Spawn #1 25th Anniversary Director's Cut comes in at #111, selling 23,672 copies of a $4.99 book, which is actually kind of impressive for this sort of thing.
---
121 - GOD COUNTRY ($3.99)
01/2017: God Country #1 of 6 -- 14,322           [19,357]
02/2017: God Country #2 of 6 -- 17,701 (-  8.6%)
03/2017: God Country #3 of 6 -- 15,321 (- 13.4%)
04/2017: God Country #4 of 6 -- 16,174 (+  5.8%)
05/2017: God Country #5 of 6 -- 20,706 (+ 28.0%)
Speaking of Spawn, it's Spawn Month in Image's variant cover program. So when you see large jumps like this, think Spawn!
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122 - A.D.: AFTER DEATH ($5.99)
11/2016: AD After Death #1 of 3 -- 41,484 
12/2016: AD After Death #2 of 3 -- 21,844 (- 28.7%) 
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: --
04/2017: --
05/2017: AD After Death #3 of 3 -- 20,536 (-  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 50.5%
I'm guessing this was just very late, and wasn't resolicited. Otherwise the drop from a gap like that would likely have been more severe.
---
124 - REDNECK ($3.99)
04/2017: Redneck #1  -- 22,317           [29,576]
05/2017: Redneck #2  -- 19,957 (- 32.5%) 
A good number of reorders (2nd printings, likely) for the first issue show up. Many early issues of Image books have had second printings lately, but there seldom make the Top 300 chart, so this augers well for Redneck. (The second issue has a 2nd printing in June as well.)
---
125 - REGRESSION ($3.99)
05/2017: Regression #1  -- 19,654
Had a Spawn month variant cover. Already up to three printings of the first issue (one in June & one in July), which is encouraging for sales.
---
127 - KILL OR BE KILLED ($3.99)
08/2016: Kill or Be Killed #1  -- 30,050 
09/2016: Kill or Be Killed #2  -- 23,812 (- 20.8%) 
10/2016: Kill or Be Killed #3  -- 23,883 (+  0.3%) 
11/2016: Kill or Be Killed #4  -- 22,889 (-  4.2%) 
12/2016: --
01/2017: Kill or Be Killed #5  -- 21,261 (-  7.1%) 
02/2017: Kill or Be Killed #6  -- 26,312 (+ 23.8%) 
03/2017: Kill or Be Killed #7  -- 22,957 (- 12.8%) 
04/2017: Kill or Be Killed #8  -- 19,616 (- 14.6%) 
05/2017: Kill or Be Killed #9  -- 19,283 (-  1.7%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
Stabilizing, for a month at least. There was an Image Firsts edition of the first issue this month, so maybe that helped in some way? Hard to tell; those seem more likely to drive trade collection sales, but???
---
137 - OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA ($2.99)
05/2015: Outcast #9  -- 28,961  [30,104] 
------------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Outcast #19 -- 22,167 (+  4.3%) 
08/2016: Outcast #20 -- 21,919 (-  1.1%) 
09/2016: Outcast #21 -- 20,886 (-  4.7%) 
10/2016: Outcast #22 -- 20,347 (-  2.6%) 
11/2016: Outcast #23 -- 19,556 (-  3.9%) 
12/2016: --
01/2017: Outcast #24 -- 18,520 (-  5.3%) 
02/2017: Outcast #25 -- ?????? 
03/2017: Outcast #26 -- 17,820 
04/2017: --
05/2017: Outcast #27 -- 17,371 (-  2.5%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 42.3%
Just going right on its merry way with standard attrition, as if the 25¢ issue never happened.
---
143 - SPAWN ($2.99)
05/2007: Spawn #167      -- 24,277 
05/2012: Spawn #219      -- 12,804 
05/2013: Spawn #231      -- 16,502  
05/2014: Spawn #243      -- 11,714 
05/2015: Spawn #252      -- 15,904 
----------------------------------
05/2016: Spawn #263      -- 16,109 (- 14.2%) 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Spawn #264      -- 17,157 (+  6.5%) 
08/2016: Spawn #265      -- 15,927 (-  7.2%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: Spawn #266      -- 22,304 (+ 40.0%) 
11/2016: Spawn #267      -- 16,976 (- 23.9%) 
12/2016: Spawn #268      -- 16,652 (-  1.9%) 
01/2017: Spawn #269      -- 16,257 (-  2.4%) 
02/2017: Spawn #270      -- 15,778 (-  2.9%) 
03/2017: Spawn #271      -- 15,517 (-  1.7%) 
04/2017: Spawn #272      -- 15,400 (-  0.8%) 
05/2017: Spawn #273      -- 16,886 (+  9.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  0.5%
1 year  : +  4.8%
2 years : +  6.2%
5 years : + 31.9%
10 years: - 30.4%
Where every month is Spawn month! (Except for June and September...)
---
146 - MONSTRESS ($3.99)
05/2016: Monstress #6  -- 20,850 (-  4.4%) 
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: Monstress #7  -- 20,799 (-  0.2%) 
11/2016: Monstress #8  -- 18,830 (-  9.5%) 
12/2016: Monstress #9  -- 17,515 (-  7.0%) 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Monstress #10 -- 19,345 (+ 10.4%)
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: Monstress #11 -- 16,757 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Monstress #12 -- 16,480 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.5%
1 year  : - 21.0%
End of second story arc. No further issues have been solicited yet, but the trade collections are doing well so I won't be surprised if we get more issues at some point.
---
149 - OLD GUARD ($3.99)
02/2017: Old Guard #1  -- 23,867 
03/2017: Old Guard #2  -- 17,991 (- 24.6%) 
04/2017: Old Guard #3  -- 13,978 (- 22.3%) 
05/2017: Old Guard #4  -- 16,080 (+ 15.0%) 
Spawn month variant? Indeed.
---
161 - EAST OF WEST ($3.99)
03/2013: East of West #1  -- 49,518  [54,470]
03/2014: East of West #10 -- 28,853
03/2015: East of West #18 -- 23,080  
-----------------------------------
05/2016: East of West #26 -- 17,645 (-  8.6%) 
06/2016: East of West #27 -- 18,146 (+  2.8%) 
07/2016: East of West #28 -- 17,019 (-  6.2%) 
08/2016: East of West #29 -- 16,613 (-  2.4%) 
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: --
12/2016: East of West #30 -- 15,635 (-  5.9%) 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: East of West #31 -- 16,964 (+  8.5%) 
03/2017: East of West #32 -- 16,281 (-  4.0%) 
04/2017: --
05/2017: East of West #33 -- 14,511 (- 10.9%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 29.5%
Unlike the previous two issues, there was no theme month variant in May.
---
168 - THE WICKED + THE DIVINE ($3.99)
05/2015: Wicked + Divine #10 -- 20,562
--------------------------------------
05/2016: Wicked + Divine #19 -- 16,929 (-  4.4%) 
06/2016: Wicked + Divine #20 -- 17,831 (+  5.3%) 
07/2016: Wicked + Divine #21 -- 16,283 (-  8.7%) 
08/2016: Wicked + Divine #22 -- 15,969 (-  1.9%) 
09/2016: W + D 1831 one-shot -- 16,408 (+  2.7%) 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: Wicked + Divine #23 -- 15,238 (-  7.1%) 
12/2016: Wicked + Divine #24 -- 14,666 (-  3.8%) 
01/2017: Wicked + Divine #25 -- 14,164 (-  3.4%) 
02/2017: Wicked + Divine #26 -- 15,651 (+ 10.5%) 
03/2017: Wicked + Divine #27 -- 14,589 (-  6.8%) 
04/2017: Wicked + Divine #28 -- 13,045 (- 10.6%) 
05/2017: W+D 455AD one-shot  -- 13,728 (+  5.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  9.9%
1 year  : - 18.9%
2 years : - 33.2%
A bit of a bump for the one-shot interstitial.
---
172 - ROSE ($3.99)
04/2017: Rose #1  -- 20,499 
05/2017: Rose #2  -- 13,436 (- 34.5%) 
 
181 - PLASTIC ($3.99)
04/2017: Plastic #1  -- 18,980 
05/2017: Plastic #2  -- 12,753 (- 32.8%) 
A couple of second issues, with typical second issue drops.
---
182 - ETERNAL EMPIRE ($3.99)
05/2017: Eternal Empire #1  -- 12,614
New series from Jonathan Luna & Sarah Vaughn. They're a known quantity (e.g. their rather good previous Image series, Alex + Ada), so maybe the future drops won't be as severe?
---
184 - BLACK CLOUD ($3.99)
04/2017: Black Cloud #1  -- 19,583 
05/2017: Black Cloud #2  -- 12,412 (- 36.5%) 
Yet another typical second issue drop.
---
185 - BLACK SCIENCE ($3.99)
05/2014: -- 
05/2015: Black Science #14 -- 17,090 
------------------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Black Science #22 -- 12,829 (-  2.0%) 
08/2016: Black Science #23 -- 12,466 (-  2.8%) 
09/2016: Black Science #24 -- 11,810 (-  5.3%) 
10/2016: Black Science #25 -- 11,425 (-  3.3%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: Black Science #26 -- 11,041 (-  3.4%) 
01/2017: Black Science #27 -- 10,631 (-  3.7%) 
02/2017: Black Science #28 -- 10,478 (-  1.4%) 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: Black Science #29 -- 11,542 (+ 10.2%) 
05/2017: Black Science #30 -- 12,391 (+  7.4%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 27.5%
Spawn month variant.
---
190 - INVINCIBLE ($2.99)
05/2007: Invincible #40  -- 13,230
05/2012: Invincible #91  -- 14,556
05/2013: -- 
05/2014: Invincible #111 -- 18,440
05/2015: Invincible #120 -- 13,191
----------------------------------
05/2016: Invincible #128 -- 11,982 (-  0.5%) 
06/2016: Invincible #129 -- 12,510 (+  4.4%) 
07/2016: --
08/2016: Invincible #130 -- 11,921 (-  4.7%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: Invincible #131 -- 11,579 (-  2.9%) 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Invincible #132 -- 11,505 (-  0.6%) 
02/2017: Invincible #133 -- ?????? 
03/2017: Invincible #134 -- 11,605  
04/2017: Invincible #135 -- 13,658 (+ 17.7%)  
05/2017: Invincible #136 -- 12,058 (- 11.7%)  
-----------------
6 months: +  4.1%
1 year  : +  0.6%
2 years : -  8.6%
5 years : - 17.2%
10 years: -  8.9%
No variant this month.
---
191 - GRRL SCOUTS: MAGIC SOCKS ($3.99)
05/2017: Magic Socks #1 of 6 -- 11,939
The previous Grrl Scouts series, Work Sucks, came out in 2003 with final issue orders of just 5.5K. So this is pretty good, even considering the multiple covers (including a Spawn month cover). There was a second printing of this first issue in June, which is encouraging.
---
192 - ROYAL CITY ($3.99)
03/2017: Royal City #1  -- 24,597 
04/2017: Royal City #2  -- 13,721 (- 44.2%) 
05/2017: Royal City #3  -- 11,708 (- 14.7%) 
A typical third issue drop.
---
195 - RAT QUEENS ($3.99)
05/2014: --
05/2015: --
---------------------------------
05/2016: Rat Queens #16 -- 12,092 (+  0.8%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: Rat Queens #1  -- 22,461 (+ 85.7%)
04/2017: Rat Queens #2  -- 14,057 (- 37.4%)
05/2017: Rat Queens #3  -- 11,422 (- 18.7%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  5.5%
2 years :    n.a.
Three issues three months in a row? It has literally been years since Rat Queens has succeeded at that.
---
199, 287 - SEX CRIMINALS ($3.99/$4.69)
05/2014: --
05/2015: --
--------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Sex Criminals #16 -- 22,494 (- 13.3%) 
03/2017: Sex Criminals #17 -- 19,020 (- 15.4%) 
04/2017: Sex Criminals #18 -- 17,716 (-  6.9%) 
05/2017: Sex Criminals #19 -- 16,944 (-  4.4%) 
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
Combined sales for the regular and XXX variants.
---
205 - DEADLY CLASS ($3.99)
05/2014: Deadly Class #5  -- 17,099 
05/2015: Deadly Class #13 -- 12,299
-----------------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: Deadly Class #21 -- 10,892 (+  5.1%) 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: Deadly Class #22 --  9,865 (-  9.4%) 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: Deadly Class #23 --  9,215 (-  6.6%) 
11/2016: Deadly Class #24 --  8,757 (-  5.0%) 
12/2016: Deadly Class #25 --  8,567 (-  2.2%) 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: Deadly Class #26 --  9,760 (+ 13.9%) 
03/2017: Deadly Class #27 --  9,339 (-  4.3%) 
04/2017: --
05/2017: Deadly Class #28 -- 10,659 (+ 14.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 18.6%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 13.3%
Spawn month variant, in addition to a normal variant.
---
206 - LOW ($3.99)
05/2015: -- 
--------------------------
05/2016: -- 
06/2016: Low #14 -- 13,903 (-  0.4%) 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: Low #15 -- 12,955 (-  6.8%) 
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: Low #16 -- 13,478 (+  4.0%) 
04/2017: Low #17 -- 10,915 (- 19.0%) 
05/2017: Low #18 -- 10,564 (-  3.2%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
---
208 - CURSE WORDS ($3.99)
01/2017: Curse Words #1  -- 18,162 
02/2017: Curse Words #2  -- 15,248 (- 16.0%) 
03/2017: Curse Words #3  -- 12,116 (- 20.5%) 
04/2017: Curse Words #4  -- 12,219 (+  0.9%) 
05/2017: Curse Words #5  -- 10,511 (- 14.0%) 
No theme variant this month, just the regular variant.
---
209 - EXTREMITY ($3.99)
03/2017: Extremity #1  -- 17,917 
04/2017: Extremity #2  -- 11,973 (- 33.2%) 
05/2017: Extremity #3  -- 10,481 (- 12.5%) 
Typical third issue drop.
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223 - THE DYING AND THE DEAD ($3.99)
05/2015: -- 
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05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Dying and the Dead #4  --  9,639 (- 43.0%)
Gee, who could have expected such a huge drop after a twenty-month gap between issues?
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232 - RENATO JONES: SEASON TWO ($3.99)
05/2016: One Percent #1  -- 14,857 
06/2016: One Percent #2  -- 10,565 (- 28.9%) 
07/2016: One Percent #3  --  9,027 (- 14.6%) 
08/2016: One Percent #4  --  7,418 (- 17.8%) 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: One Percent #5  --  6,671 (- 10.1%) 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: -- 
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Season Two #1   --  8,966 (+ 34.4%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 39.7%
Returns from hiatus with a new #1 and a Spawn month variant.
---
233 - PAKLIS ($5.99)
05/2017: Paklis #1  -- 8,946
New science fiction series from Dustin Weaver. The higher price may help it survive, if the forthcoming inevitable drops aren't too severe...
---
The Image Firsts edition of Seven to Eternity comes in at #240 with 8,404 in sales. These $1 promotional issues don't normally make the Top 300 chart; there were nine of them in May, but this was the only one that charted.
(The others were: Black Magic, Head Lopper, Kill or Be Killed, Renato Jones, Snotgirl, The Fix, The Goddamned, and Think Tank.)
---
245 - THE FIX ($3.99)
05/2016: The Fix #2  -- 10,433 (- 30.3%) 
06/2016: The Fix #3  -- 11,128 (+  6.7%) 
07/2016: The Fix #4  -- 11,115 (-  0.1%) 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: The Fix #5  -- 10,463 (-  5.9%) 
10/2016: The Fix #6  --  9,425 (-  9.9%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: The Fix #7  --  8,246 (- 12.5%) 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: The Fix #8  --  7,569 (-  8.2%)
03/2017: -- 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: The Fix #9  --  7,941 (+  4.9%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 23.9%
Start of the third story arc, with an April Fools variant (delayed from last month) providing a bit of an uptick.
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246 - SAMARITAN: VERITAS ($3.99)
05/2017: Veritas #1  -- 7,879
New Top Cow series from Matt Hawkins and Atilio Rojo.
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254 - LAZARUS SOURCEBOOK ($3.99)
04/2016: Sourcebook #1 --  8,915 
05/2017: Sourcebook #2 --  7,327 (- 17.8%) 
About 5K below where the last issue of the regular series sold.
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240 - MANIFEST DESTINY ($2.99)
05/2014: --
05/2015: --
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05/2016: Manifest Destiny #19 --  9,900 (-  5.7%) 
06/2016: Manifest Destiny #20 --  9,399 (-  5.1%) 
07/2016: Manifest Destiny #21 --  8,763 (-  6.8%) 
08/2016: Manifest Destiny #22 --  8,526 (-  2.7%) 
09/2016: Manifest Destiny #23 --  8,039 (-  5.7%) 
10/2016: Manifest Destiny #24 --  7,815 (-  2.8%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: Manifest Destiny #25 --  7,403 (-  5.3%) 
02/2017: Manifest Destiny #26 --  9,007 (+ 21.7%) 
03/2017: Manifest Destiny #27 --  7,028 (- 22.0%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Manifest Destiny #28 --  6,904 (-  1.8%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 30.3%
2 years :    n.a.
Late, so the Spawn month variant doesn't show up until June...
---
264 - GREEN VALLEY ($2.99)
10/2016: Green Valley #1 of 9 -- 16,091 
11/2016: Green Valley #2 of 9 --  9,713 (- 39.6%) 
12/2016: Green Valley #3 of 9 --  8,219 (- 15.4%) 
01/2017: Green Valley #4 of 9 --  7,553 (-  8.1%) 
02/2017: Green Valley #5 of 9 --  7,187 (-  4.8%) 
03/2017: Green Valley #6 of 9 --  7,204 (+  0.2%) 
04/2017: Green Valley #7 of 9 --  6,842 (-  5.0%) 
05/2017: Green Valley #8 of 9 --  6,683 (-  2.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 31.2%
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266 - BIRTHRIGHT ($2.99)
05/2015: Birthright #7  -- 12,561
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05/2016: -- 
06/2016: Birthright #16 --  9,015 (-  3.5%) 
07/2016: Birthright #17 --  8,264 (-  8.3%) 
08/2016: Birthright #18 --  8,146 (-  1.4%) 
09/2016: Birthright #19 --  7,832 (-  3.9%) 
10/2016: Birthright #20 --  7,567 (-  3.4%) 
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: Birthright #21 --  7,147 (-  5.6%) 
02/2017: Birthright #22 --  7,025 (-  1.7%) 
03/2017: Birthright #23 --  6,756 (-  3.8%) 
04/2017: -- 
05/2017: Birthright #24 --  6,611 (-  2.1%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 47.7%
---
273 - THE FEW ($4.99)
01/2017: The Few #1 of 6 -- 10,571 
02/2017: The Few #2 of 6 --  8,431 (- 20.2%) 
03/2017: The Few #3 of 6 --  6,067 (- 28.0%) 
04/2017: The Few #4 of 6 --  5,119 (- 15.6%) 
05/2017: The Few #5 of 6 --  6,415 (+ 25.3%) 
A Spawn month variant keeps The Few on the Top 300 chart.
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300 - COPPERHEAD ($3.99)
05/2015: Copperhead #7  --  9,679
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05/2016: -- 
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: -- 
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: -- 
10/2016: -- 
11/2016: -- 
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: -- 
02/2017: --
03/2017: Copperhead #11 --  6,369 (- 26.5%)
04/2017: Copperhead #12 --  5,517 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Copperhead #13 --  5,254 (-  4.8%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 45.7%
---
Image titles shipping but not making the Top 300 in May (cutoff at 5,254) include: The Beauty, Black Road, Cannibal, Hadrian's Wall, Horizon, Magdalena, Planetoid Praxis, Postal, Ringside, Rock Candy Mountain, Romulus, Savage Dragon, Sons of the Devil, Southern Cross, Spread, Sun Bakery, Think Tank, Throwaways, Underwinter.

Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that any of them are in danger of being cancelled; there are many reasons that the creators of these books may desire to keep them going.
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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. 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]"). 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.

Image is not a normal comics publisher, and the typical metrics for sales success may not apply. For many 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.

  Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, 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 if you need to contact me).

As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Amazon Top 50 - August 4, 2017

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.     

1 (+1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins *
2 (-1). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One *
3 (+1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
4 (+10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 9 *
5 (N). The Walking Dead #170 (Kindle)
6 (N). Attack on Titan 22
7 (+4). American Born Chinese
8 (-1). The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)
9 (+7). Maus I: My Father Bleeds History
10 (N). Stargate Universe #1 (Kindle)
11 (N). Darth Vader (2017-) #4 (Kindle)
12 (-7). My Friend Dahmer
13 (+11). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
14 (-1). The Complete Persepolis
15 (-9). Valerian: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
16 (-1). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
17 (-8). Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
18 (-1). March: Book One
19 (+6). Awkward
20 (-2). Saga Volume 7
21 (N). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 2 *
22 (N). Trust No Aunty
23 (R). V for Vendetta
24 (+12). Watchmen
25 (-13). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story
26 (-5). Marvel Encyclopedia
27 (N). My Hero Academia, Vol. 9 (Kindle)
28 (+22). Paper Girls Volume 3 *
29 (N) Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Son Of Ares #4 (Kindle) *
30 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
31 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
32 (-5). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
33 (+12). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
34 (N). Injustice 2 (2017-) #17 (Kindle)
35 (-7). Brave
36 (+8). The Walking Dead Volume 28: A Certain Doom *
37 (R). Batman: Year One
38 (-16). Me Without You
39 (R). Batman: Hush
40 (N). Attack on Titan 22 (Kindle)
41 (+2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 8
42 (-2). My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
43 (N). The Flash Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded (Rebirth)
44 (-3). Flashpoint
45 (-10). March Trilogy Slipcase
46 (-7). The Complete Maus
47 (-28). Infinity Gauntlet
48 (R). Goodnight Darth Vader
49 (R). Saga Volume 1
50 (R). The Walking Dead: Here's Negan *


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

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

Commentary:
  • The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins switches places with The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One to return to the top spot this week.
  • There are a lot of Kindle single issues on the chart this week for some reason. Okay, only five, but that seems like a lot. Maybe a record?
  • Debuts this week include Attack on Titan 22 (paperback & Kindle editions); Maria Qamar's Trust No Aunty; and the third Rebirth Flash collection.
  • You can tell that we're getting close to the start of a new semester of college starting, as Persepolis, Maus, Fun Home, and American Born Chinese are all moving up towards the top of the chart.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: June 2017 - Forging Ahead

Dark Days: The Forge #1
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures.

June 2017 is the one-year anniversary of DC Rebirth proper, so the one-year comparisons on a lot of titles and DC sales overall are going to look pretty bad. But in most cases, comparing to where things were right before Rebirth, things are better. Average sales for the Rebirthed DCU one year in are down slightly from where they were for the New 52 one year in (37.8K compared to 39.4K).

But of course individual comic issue sales are just one part of the story of the total sales picture. There are also digital sales, collection sales, and foreign sales. While we'll never get digital sales numbers, and foreign sales numbers are very hard to come by, we can get a good peek at collection sales.

A lot of collection sales happen in the bookstore market, and the Bookscan numbers won't be out until early 2018, but Diamond does release collection sales monthly as part of their Top 300 Graphic Novels chart. Here on Yet Another Comics Blog I've been tracking the cumulative sales for the Rebirth collections; you'll find the latest figures here: DC Rebirth Collection Sales - June 2017.

The cumulative part is important, because as you'll see if you click over to the chart is that several of the collections have seen as many or more sales in the months following their first month as they did during their first month of sales. The first volumes of Flash, Superman, Nightwing, Wonder Woman, and (almost) Batman fall into this category. And after a couple more months I expect we'll see several other collections fall into that category as well.

The Top Ten selling Rebirth collections (through Diamond-NA), cumulative through June, are:
  1. Batman vol. 1 (17.8K)
  2. Flash vol. 1 (14.5K)
  3. Wonder Woman vol. 1 (11.5K) *
  4. Superman vol. 1 (11.1K)
  5. Detective Comics vol. 1 (9.9K) *
  6. Batman vol. 2 (9.1K) ***
  7. Justice League vol. 1 (9.0K)
  8. Nightwing vol. 1 (8.7K)
  9. Green Arrow vol. 1 (8.2K)
  10. Harley Quinn vol. 1 (7.9K) **
For most of those this represents six months worth of sales (The first Rebirth collections came out in January), with the number of asterisks after a title indicating the number of fewer months of sales a collection had if it debuted in a later month.

No surprises here; Batman leads the way in collections like it does in issues. Wonder Woman is doing particularly strong, with the first collection seeing a large increase in sales in May & June, no doubt due to the popularity of the movie.

Keep in mind that the Diamond numbers are only part of the picture; we'll get a better picture of collection sales when the Bookscan numbers eventually arrive, and we'll never see most of the sales through libraries or book fairs. So this is just a taste of additional sales through the collected editions.

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 in June over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)
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2 - DARK DAYS: THE FORGE ($4.99)
06/2017: The Forge #1 -- 130,651 
DC kicks-off the first line-wide crossover of the Rebirth era with the first of two Dark Days one-shots. The event is being helmed by the former New 52 Batman team of Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo and is Batman-centric, and thus hopes are high. Sales on this kick-off are... good? It's over-sized and over-priced, has a cardstock cover with shiny foil (yes, if there was any doubt about the 90s being back, those are hereby erased!) and has multiple variant covers. How on Earth were retailers supposed to know how to order this thing? A second printing was due out in July, so it appears that most retailers ordered a bit on the conservative side; but can you blame them?
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4, 6 - BATMAN ($2.99/$3.99)
06/2007: -- 
06/2012: Batman #10   -- 130,265 
06/2013: Batman #21   -- 142,088 [156,845]
06/2014: Batman #32   -- 130,077 [132,695] 
06/2015: Batman #41   -- 142,155 [145,305]
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06/2016: Rebirth #1   -- 219,788 (+124.3%) [229,267]
06/2016: Batman #1    -- 308,396 (+ 44.9%) [332,281]
07/2016: Batman #2    -- 194,816 (- 41.4%) 
07/2016: Batman #3    -- 185,833 (-  4.6%) 
08/2016: Batman #4    -- 168,284 (-  9.4%) 
08/2016: Batman #5    -- 156,356 (-  7.1%) 
09/2016: Batman #6    -- 138,853 (- 11.2%) 
09/2016: Batman #7    -- 135,585 (-  2.4%) 
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 (+ 20.2%) 
06/2017: Batman #25   -- 102,798 (- 11.4%) 
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6 months: -  0.4%
1 year  : - 61.0%
2 years : - 24.7%
5 years : - 16.0%
10 years:    n.a.
Nothing like a marriage proposal to boost sales! There have been multiple printings of #24, and as the 2nd printing also came out in June I assume those numbers were already rolled in to its sales on the Diamond chart. Issue #25 was over-sized and -priced and kicked off "The War of Jokes and Riddles" flashback story, and also stays above the 100K line.
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5 - DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE ($5.99)
06/2016: Dark Knight III #5 of 8 -- 139,919 (-  2.2%)
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: Dark Knight III #6 of 8 -- 133,642 (-  4.5%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Dark Knight III #7 of 9 -- 119,114 (- 10.9%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: --
03/2017: Dark Knight III #8 of 9 -- 107,892 (-  9.4%)
04/2017: --
05/2017: --
06/2017: Dark Knight III #9 of 9 -- 103,319 (-  4.2%)
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6 months: -  9.4%
1 year  : - 22.9%
The final issue, finally. While it hasn't been the runaway sales success that DC was perhaps hoping for, it still sold well, especially for a $6 comic (and likely would have sold better if not for the delays). It will also continue to sell well into the future in its collected editions, which is where many (most?) people will eventually end up reading it. (Including myself—I learned my lessons from the long delays in the first two Dark Knight series!)
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14 - ALL STAR BATMAN ($4.99)
06/2007: --
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08/2016: All Star Batman #1   -- 318,283 (+238.5%)   
09/2016: All Star Batman #2   -- 151,523 (- 52.4%)   
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%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 28.3%
10 years:    n.a.
Ending with issue #14, to be replaced by... something? It will involve Snyder & Batman, and maybe be in a different format? I'm unclear on the whole thing.
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18, 19 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
06/2007: Detective Comics #833 --  54,104
06/2012: Detective Comics #10  --  83,317
06/2013: Detective Comics #21  --  65,200 
06/2014: Detective Comics #32  --  72,988  [73,597]
06/2015: Detective Comics #41  --  57,648  [58,361]
-----------------------------------------
06/2016: Detective Comics #934 -- 106,239 (+176.0%) [121,314]
06/2016: Detective Comics #935 -- 103,417 (-  6.9%) [112,965]
07/2016: Detective Comics #936 -- 110,689 (-  2.0%)
07/2016: Detective Comics #937 -- 101,389 (-  8.4%)
08/2016: Detective Comics #938 --  97,829 (-  3.5%)
08/2016: Detective Comics #939 --  89,612 (-  8.4%)
09/2016: Detective Comics #940 --  80,897 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Detective Comics #941 --  82,953 (+  2.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.1%
1 year  : - 52.3%
2 years : -  4.3%
5 years : - 33.0%
10 years: +  3.2%
DC's top seven sellers this month are all Batman comics (or very Batman-adjacent, like Dark Days). That could be seen as a problem, with DC unable to get any long-term sales traction with any of their other characters.
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22, 21 - FLASH ($2.99/$3.99)
05/2007: Flash FMA #13 --  76,860  [82,767] 
06/2012: Flash #10     --  55,681
06/2013: Flash #21     --  38,848 
06/2014: Flash #32     --  47,188  [48,604]
06/2015: Flash #41     --  41,256  [42,891]
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06/2016: Rebirth #1    --  98,580 (+275.0%) [123,115]
06/2016: Flash #1      -- 110,431 (+  2.7%) [126,429]
07/2016: Flash #2      -- 113,639 (- 10.1%)
07/2016: Flash #3      -- 107,067 (-  5.8%)
08/2016: Flash #4      -- 102,208 (-  4.5%)
08/2016: Flash #5      --  91,830 (- 10.2%)
09/2016: Flash #6      --  82,930 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Flash #7      --  78,057 (-  5.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.4%
1 year  : - 56.4%
2 years : + 27.0%
5 years : -  2.2%
10 years: - 34.2%
Flash is the best-selling non-Batman comic of June. He also happens to have a hit television show (well, a hit by The CW standards...) and recently completed a crossover with... um, Batman.

Like many of the Rebirth launch books, Flash this month has an over-sized and -priced issue #25 which slightly outsells its twenty-fourth issue.
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23, 24 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
06/2012: Justice League #10 -- 130,502
06/2013: Justice League #21 --  94,054 
06/2014: Justice League #31 --  75,803  [76,749]
06/2015: Justice League #41 --  97,584  [96,464]
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06/2016: Justice League #51 --  70,059 (- 30.0%)
06/2016: Justice League #52 --  72,413 (+  3.4%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 195,402 (+178.4%) [201,613]
07/2016: Justice League #1  -- 230,106 (+ 14.1%)
08/2016: Justice League #2  -- 140,142 (- 39.1%)
08/2016: Justice League #3  -- 121,812 (- 13.1%)
09/2016: Justice League #4  -- 104,003 (- 14.6%)
09/2016: Justice League #5  --  98,276 (-  5.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.1%
1 year  : - 24.7%
2 years : - 44.4%
5 years : - 42.9%
A couple of fill-in issues (though I don't recall if they were solicited as such).
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28, 27 - SUPERMAN ($2.99, $3.99)
06/2007: Superman #663  --  53,384
06/2012: Superman #10   --  59,081
06/2013: Superman #21   --  44,285 
06/2014: Superman #32   --  89,140 [103,508]
06/2015: Superman #41   --  53,393  [55,368]
----------------------------------
06/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 130,277 (+115.7%) [138,031]
06/2016: Superman #1    -- 115,918 (-  4.3%) [132,050]
07/2016: Superman #2    -- 112,148 (- 15.1%)
07/2016: Superman #3    -- 107,367 (-  4.3%)
08/2016: Superman #4    --  96,969 (-  9.7%)
08/2016: Superman #5    --  89,473 (-  7.7%)
09/2016: Superman #6    --  76,124 (- 14.9%)
09/2016: Superman #7    --  72,867 (-  4.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.6%
1 year  : - 62.4%
2 years : -  8.2%
5 years : - 14.0%
10 years: -  4.8%
With an over-sized & -priced twenty-fifth issue, giving a tiny bump. There have been many times in the past fifteen years where Superman has sold in the 30K & 40K range, so these are decent enough numbers (especially considering the continuity whiplash that Superman has been on in the Rebirth era).
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38, 37 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99, $3.99)
06/2007: Wonder Woman #10  --  54,472
06/2012: Wonder Woman #10  --  47,229
06/2013: Wonder Woman #21  --  35,999 
06/2014: Wonder Woman #32  --  48,235  [49,616]
06/2015: Wonder Woman #41  --  45,284  [45,740]
-------------------------------------
06/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 103,904 (+316.6%) [123,624]
06/2016: Wonder Woman #1   -- 118,511 (+  5.5%) [130,381]
07/2016: Wonder Woman #2   -- 114,135 (- 12.5%)
07/2016: Wonder Woman #3   -- 103,912 (-  9.0%)
08/2016: Wonder Woman #4   --  93,862 (-  9.7%)
08/2016: Wonder Woman #5   --  85,646 (-  8.8%)
09/2016: Wonder Woman #6   --  74,856 (- 12.6%)
09/2016: Wonder Woman #7   --  70,118 (-  6.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.6%
1 year  : - 65.6%
2 years : -  4.4%
5 years : -  7.4%
10 years: - 19.7%
The blockbuster movie still hasn't had any noticeable affect on single issue sales, though there was a spike in interest in the first two Rebirth trades through Amazon and the bookstore market.
---
42, 43 - ACTION COMICS ($2.99)
06/2007: --
06/2012: Action Comics #10  -- 80,751
06/2013: Action Comics #21  -- 46,475 
06/2014: Action Comics #32  -- 55,400  [55,415]
06/2015: Action Comics #41  -- 44,083  [44,456]
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06/2016: Action Comics #957 -- 82,884 (+136.1%) [95,893]
06/2016: Action Comics #958 -- 83,227 (-  4.6%) [91,462]
07/2016: Action Comics #959 -- 91,671 (+  0.2%)
07/2016: Action Comics #960 -- 83,281 (-  9.2%)
08/2016: Action Comics #961 -- 79,003 (-  5.1%)
08/2016: Action Comics #962 -- 70,761 (- 10.4%)
09/2016: Action Comics #963 -- 60,824 (- 14.0%)
09/2016: Action Comics #964 -- 58,439 (-  3.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: -  8.8%
1 year  : - 55.0%
2 years : -  5.2%
5 years : - 47.8%
10 years:    n.a.
Five straight issues of lenticular covers are on their way, starting in September, to save Action from the onslaught of standard attrition.
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45, 47 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
06/2014: Harley Quinn #7  --  93,266 [100,119]
06/2015: Harley Quinn #17 --  68,243  [69,406]
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06/2016: Harley Quinn #29 --  55,774 (+ 27.2%)
07/2016: Harley Quinn #30 --  45,443 (- 18.5%)
08/2016: Harley Quinn #1  -- 395,953 (+784.9%) [402,106]
08/2016: Harley Quinn #2  -- 128,316 (- 68.1%)
09/2016: Harley Quinn #3  --  89,799 (- 30.0%)
09/2016: Harley Quinn #4  --  81,046 (-  9.7%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.0%
1 year  : -  6.3%
2 years :    n.a.
Dips below 40K for the first time. DC have much larger problems to deal with further on down the chart, but this should be starting to get a wee bit disconcerting for them...
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46 - TITANS ($3.99)
06/2016: Rebirth #1   --  79,295 (+477.8%) [100,610]
07/2016: Titans #1    -- 112,676 (+ 12.0%) 
08/2016: Titans #2    --  80,079 (- 28.9%) 
09/2016: Titans #3    --  70,673 (- 11.7%) 
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%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 60.0%
Post-crossover dip.
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49, 52 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
06/2007: JL of America #10  -- 129,265  
06/2013: JL of America #5   --  71,793 
06/2015: JL of America #1   -- 150,845 [148,624]
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06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: JL of America #9   --  44,700 (-  1.8%)
09/2016: --
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 74.3%
10 years: - 70.5%
Batman! Black Canary! Vixen! The Ray! The Atom! Killer Frost!? Lobo???!??!!! Gee, with an intergalactic homicidal alien bounty hunter on the team it's hard to understand why readers are rejecting this as a Justice League comic...
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51, 53 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
06/2012: Suicide Squad #10     --  29,809
06/2013: Suicide Squad #21     --  22,907 
06/2014: --
06/2015: New Suicide Squad #9  --  42,225  [43,224]
-----------------------------------------
06/2016: New Suicide Squad #21 --  23,887 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: New Suicide Squad #22 --  25,162 (+  5.3%)
08/2016: Rebirth #1            -- 195,587 (+677.3%)
08/2016: Suicide Squad #1      -- 239,439 (+ 22.4%)
09/2016: Suicide Squad #2      --  98,533 (- 58.8%)
09/2016: Suicide Squad #3      --  90,885 (-  7.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 37.3%
1 year  : + 57.4%
2 years : - 13.0%
5 years : + 26.1%
Looks like it's going to take more than just a new artist to arrest the inevitability of standard attrition.
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54 - 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%)
Following a predictable pattern.
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55, 57 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
06/2007: Nightwing #133 --  30,623
06/2012: Nightwing #10  --  50,585
06/2013: Nightwing #21  --  43,353
06/2014: --
06/2015: Grayson #9     --  39,610  [40,478]
----------------------------------
06/2016: --
07/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 140,631 (+491.8%)
07/2016: Nightwing #1   -- 126,266 (- 10.2%)
08/2016: Nightwing #2   -- 102,444 (- 18.9%)
08/2016: Nightwing #3   --  89,711 (- 12.4%)
09/2016: Nightwing #4   --  70,652 (- 21.2%)
09/2016: Nightwing #5   --  76,932 (+  8.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 10.6%
5 years : - 28.4%
10 years: + 18.2%
There are a couple of issues coming up that will crossover with "Metal," but after that it's time to consider moving Nightwing to monthly.
---
56 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
06/2007: Teen Titans #48 -- 60,786
06/2012: Teen Titans #10 -- 47,491
06/2013: Teen Titans #21 -- 34,710 
06/2014: --
06/2015: Teen Titans #9  -- 33,412  [33,804]
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06/2016: Teen Titans #21 -- 18,766 (+  0.9%)
07/2016: Teen Titans #22 -- 19,005 (+  1.3%)
08/2016: Teen Titans #23 -- 19,118 (+  0.6%)
09/2016: Teen Titans #24 -- 19,540 (+  2.2%)
09/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 93,411 (+378.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.3%
1 year  : + 92.1%
2 years : +  6.7%
5 years : - 24.1%
10 years: - 40.7%
Post crossover blues.
---
66, 69 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
06/2007: Green Lantern Corps #13  --  32,792
06/2012: Green Lantern Corps #10  --  44,615
06/2013: Green Lantern Corps #21  --  45,423 
06/2014: Green Lantern Corps #32  --  40,734  [41,365]
06/2015: --
--------------------------------------------
06/2016: Edge of Oblivion #6 of 6 --  18,459 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1               -- 125,362 (+579.1%)
07/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #1      -- 119,579 (-  4.6%)
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #2      --  85,769 (- 28.3%)
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #3      --  71,211 (- 17.0%)
09/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #4      --  60,297 (- 15.3%)
09/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #5      --  56,029 (-  7.1%)
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%)
----------------
6 months: - 19.3%
1 year  : + 77.3%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 26.4%
10 years: +  0.1%
In the absence of Geoff Johns (which has been for quite a while now...) the market just cannot sustain four issues of Green Lantern-related titles each month. It was true before Rebirth, and it's true now. They need to either make the two GL titles monthly, or just have one twice-monthly GL title.
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68 - TRINITY ($3.99)
09/2016: Trinity #1  -- 103,177 (+217.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 35.0%
In a couple of months this is going to drop below 30K, which is not good for a comic that stars DC's three biggest characters.
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70, 107, 116, 121, 127, 131 - LOONEY TUNES CROSSOVER SPECIALS ($4.99)
06/2017: Batman/Elmer Fudd #1  -- 31,971 
06/2017: W Woman/Taz Devil #1  -- 24,392 
06/2017: Lobo/Road Runner #1   -- 22,593 
06/2017: M Manh/Marvin Mart #1 -- 22,211 
06/2017: Legion/Bugs Bunny #1  -- 21,479 
06/2017: J Hex/Yosemite Sam #1 -- 20,044 
Following up on their Hanna Barbera crossovers from March, DC this month fill out their schedule with a slate of one-shots featuring crossovers with various Looney Tunes characters. Given that the regular bi-monthly Looney Tunes comic never even makes the Top 300 chart, these are fine numbers for this sort of thing. Obviously the Batman/Elmer Fudd one-shot was going to sell the best—because Batman—but apparently it was also quite well received and is going into a second printing. The other one-shots fell into a fairly narrow range in the low- to mid-20Ks, Which is pretty much where this sort of thing gets ordered when retailers are kind of shooting in the dark.
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71 - BATMAN/THE SHADOW ($3.99)
04/2017: Batman/Shadow #1 of 6 -- 55,920
05/2017: Batman/Shadow #2 of 6 -- 34,956 (- 37.5%)
06/2017: Batman/Shadow #3 of 6 -- 31,717 (-  9.3%)
A typical third issue drop.
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72, 76 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
06/2007: --
06/2012: Green Lantern #10  --  80,615
06/2013: Green Lantern #21  --  71,870 
06/2014: Green Lantern #32  --  56,315  [56,510]
06/2015: Green Lantern #41  --  45,704  [46,109]
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06/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,454 (+232.2%)
06/2016: Green Lanterns #1  --  93,401 (-  1.5%) [107,767]
07/2016: Green Lanterns #2  --  90,268 (- 16.2%)
07/2016: Green Lanterns #3  --  86,579 (-  4.1%)
08/2016: Green Lanterns #4  --  78,254 (-  9.6%)
08/2016: Green Lanterns #5  --  70,677 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Green Lanterns #6  --  58,346 (- 17.4%)
09/2016: Green Lanterns #7  --  55,367 (-  5.1%)
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%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #25 --  31,413 (-  0.9%)
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6 months: - 24.3%
1 year  : - 71.0%
2 years : - 31.6%
5 years : - 60.9%
10 years:    n.a.
For the past several months HJ&GLC and GLs have been next to each other in this column, but this month the space between them is becoming more apparent. Presumably hardcore GL fans are buying both titles, but are there a large number who are just following one or the other?
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93, 84 - AQUAMAN ($2.99, $3.99)
06/2007: Aquaman SoA #53 -- 15,913
06/2012: Aquaman #10     -- 59,288
06/2013: Aquaman #21     -- 46,832 
06/2014: Aquaman #32     -- 44,853  [46,345]
06/2015: Aquaman #41     -- 33,629  [34,131]
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06/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 75,206 (+308.3%) [90,841]
06/2016: Aquaman #1      -- 84,745 (+  2.8%) [93,339]
07/2016: Aquaman #2      -- 77,550 (- 16.9%)
07/2016: Aquaman #3      -- 75,196 (-  3.0%)
08/2016: Aquaman #4      -- 67,641 (- 10.0%)
08/2016: Aquaman #5      -- 60,422 (- 10.7%)
09/2016: Aquaman #6      -- 49,903 (- 17.4%)
09/2016: Aquaman #7      -- 47,005 (-  5.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 22.7%
1 year  : - 70.5%
2 years : - 20.5%
5 years : - 54.3%
10 years: + 70.5%
Issue #25 of Aquaman saw a bit larger bump than the other #25 issues this month, perhaps due to the debut of new artist Stjepan Sejic? Aquaman goes monthly next month.
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85, 87 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99, $3.99)
06/2007: Green Arrow #75 -- 35,022
06/2012: Green Arrow #10 -- 25,769
06/2013: Green Arrow #21 -- 26,924 
06/2014: Green Arrow #32 -- 23,602 
06/2015: Green Arrow #41 -- 29,545  [30,098]
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06/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 89,936 (+373.0%) [97,243]
06/2016: Green Arrow #1  -- 76,816 (-  4.4%) [92,931]
07/2016: Green Arrow #2  -- 80,134 (- 13.8%)
07/2016: Green Arrow #3  -- 80,150 (+  0.0%)
08/2016: Green Arrow #4  -- 74,335 (-  7.3%)
08/2016: Green Arrow #5  -- 69,530 (-  6.5%)
09/2016: Green Arrow #6  -- 55,330 (- 20.4%)
09/2016: Green Arrow #7  -- 52,794 (-  4.6%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.4%
1 year  : - 71.0%
2 years : -  8.4%
5 years : +  7.0%
10 years: - 21.3%
Unlike other 25th issues, Green Arrow's seems to have no effect on sales. I'm a bit surprised that GA continues to be a twice-monthly comic.
---
90 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
06/2012: Batwoman #10  -- 41,014
06/2013: Batwoman #21  -- 28,173 
06/2014: Batwoman #32  -- 33.538  [34,314] 
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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%)
-----------------
5 years : - 34.7%
Back in 2012, Batwoman's sales figure was a palindrome!
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101 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
06/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #10 -- 37,044
06/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #21 -- 32,416 
06/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #32 -- 33,081 
06/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #1    -- 44,078  [40,597]
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06/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #13   -- 16,389 (-  0.1%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 97,722 (+496.3%)
08/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #1  -- 92,234 (-  5.6%)
09/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #2  -- 54,937 (- 40.4%)
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%)
05/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 -- 25,185 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.4%
1 year  : + 53.7%
2 years : - 38.0%
5 years : - 32.0%
---
102 - BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)
05/2017: Bane Conq #1 of 12 -- 41,709
06/2017: Bane Conq #2 of 12 -- 25,142 {- 39.7%)
That's a bit on the high side for a second issue drop.
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104 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
06/2012: Deathstroke #10 --  19,722 
06/2015: Deathstroke #7  --  38,807  [39,993]
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06/2016: Deathstroke #19 --  21,094 (+  0.0%) 
07/2016: Deathstroke #20 --  20,562 (-  2.5%) 
08/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 109,250 (+431.3%)
08/2016: Deathstroke #1  --  91,962 (- 15.8%)
09/2016: Deathstroke #2  --  60,877 (- 33.8%)
09/2016: Deathstroke #3  --  54,908 (-  9.8%)
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%)
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6 months: - 22.7%
1 year  : + 17.3%
2 years : - 38.1%
5 years : + 25.5%
Now a monthly, and coming in at 2K higher than its last pre-crossover issue.
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108 - THE WILD STORM ($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%)
A second WildStorm title has finally been announced for starting in October.
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The Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor one-shot comes in at position 109 with 24,015 in sales, well below the parent title, and even below the Tasmanian Devil team-up. Sorry, Steve!
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112 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
06/2012: Unlimited #5      -- 24,058
06/2013: Unlimited #17     -- 15,464 
06/2014: Universe #11      -- 14,068 
06/2015: Batman Beyond #1  -- 59,151  [53,362]
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06/2016: Batman Beyond #13 -- 13,025 (- 28.2%)
07/2016: Batman Beyond #14 -- 18,001 (+ 38.2%)
08/2016: Batman Beyond #15 -- 17,882 (-  0.7%)
09/2016: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,799 (-  0.5%)
09/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 74,722 (+319.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 29.0%
1 year  : + 79.4%
2 years : - 56.2%
5 years : -  2.9%
---
117 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
06/2012: Batgirl #10 -- 47,050
06/2013: Batgirl #21 -- 40,252 
06/2014: Batgirl #32 -- 47,304  [47,754]
06/2015: Batgirl #41 -- 33,220  [36,553]
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06/2016: --
07/2016: Batgirl #1  -- 105,795 (+299.3%)
08/2016: Batgirl #2  --  68,611 (- 35.1%)
09/2016: Batgirl #3  --  51,580 (- 24.8%)
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%)
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6 months: - 28.2%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 38.5%
5 years : - 52.2%

122 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
06/2007: Supergirl #18  --  50,279 
06/2012: Supergirl #10  --  33,309
06/2013: Supergirl #21  --  25,856 
06/2014: Supergirl #32  --  22,481 
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08/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 124,088 (+367.8%)
09/2016: Supergirl #1   --  99,272 (- 20.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.8%
5 years : - 33.7%
10 years: - 56.1%
IMHO, both Batgirl & Supergirl had better second story arcs than their first. But these days it seems no one ever goes back to a title they once dropped unless there's a major creative change or other shake-up. Pity that.
---
132 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
06/2007: Birds of Prey #107 --  28,632
06/2012: Birds of Prey #10  --  28,457
06/2013: Birds of Prey #21  --  20,767 
06/2014: Birds of Prey #32  --  16,397 
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07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,066 (+119.0%)
08/2016: Batgirl & BoP #1   --  83,481 (- 23.5%)
09/2016: Batgirl & BoP #2   --  54,083 (- 35.2%)
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%)
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6 months: - 31.0%
5 years : - 30.0%
10 years: - 30.5%
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139 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
06/2007: Hellblazer #233    -- 13,201
06/2012: Hellblazer #292    --  9,533
06/2013: Constantine #4     -- 26,417 
06/2014: Constantine #15    -- 16,704 
06/2015: The Hellblazer #1  -- 41,888  [40,335]
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06/2016: The Hellblazer #13 -- 15,697 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 84,404 (+437.7%)
08/2016: The Hellblazer #1  -- 65,707 (- 22.2%)
09/2016: The Hellblazer #2  -- 44,824 (- 31.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 31.8%
1 year  : + 12.0%
2 years : - 56.4%
5 years : + 84.5%
10 years: + 33.2%
Only a couple thousand above its pre-rebirth level.
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146 - SUPERWOMAN ($3.99)
08/2016: Superwoman #1  -- 101,289   
09/2016: Superwoman #2  --  55,480 (- 45.2%)   
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%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 34.8%
Racing to the bottom.
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151 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
06/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #2  -- 29,812 (- 61.5%)
07/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #3  -- 29,494 (-  1.1%)
08/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #4  -- 28,148 (-  4.6%)
09/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #5  -- 26,170 (-  7.0%)
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%)
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6 months: - 23.0%
1 year  : - 48.0%
In the grips of standard attrition.
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155 - DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE COLLECTORS' EDITION ($12.99)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #5 of 8 -- 18,525 (+  1.6%)
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: Dark Knight III Coll #6 of 8 -- 17,506 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: --
01/2017: Dark Knight III Coll #7 of 9 -- 15,326 (- 12.5%)
02/2017: --
03/2017: --
04/2017: Dark Knight III Coll #8 of 9 -- 14,544 (-  5.1%)
05/2017: --
06/2017: Dark Knight III Coll #9 of 9 -- 15,039 (+  3.4%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
Tracking these separately from the main title, since they're such a different beast.
At $13 a pop, it ranks at #26 on the dollar sales chart!
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167, 170 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
06/2013: Injustice #6     -- 26,011 
06/2014: Injustice Y2 #6  -- 19,353 
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #3  -- 15,982 
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #4  -- 15,493 
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06/2016: Injustice Y5 #11 -- 13,682 (+  2.6%)
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #12 -- 13,318 (-  2.7%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #13 -- 13,590 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #14 -- 13,418 (-  1.3%)
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #15 -- 13,258 (-  1.2%)
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #16 -- 12,914 (-  2.6%)
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #17 -- 12,782 (-  1.0%)
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #18 -- 12,740 (-  0.3%)
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%)
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6 months: - 12.7%
1 year  : -  0.0%
2 years : - 14.3%
Injustice 2 has stabilized fairly quickly.
---
168 - NEW SUPER-MAN ($3.99)
07/2016: New Super-Man #1  -- 129,452
08/2016: New Super-Man #2  --  79,774 (- 38.4%)
09/2016: New Super-Man #3  --  45,976 (- 42.4%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 35.2%
First month trade sales for the first collection were only 2,334 through Diamond, so trade sales through other outlets are going to have to be rather spectacular if New Super-Man is to survive much longer.
---
172 - 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%)
Sales may not look very pretty by the end...
---
178 - BLUE BEETLE ($3.99)
06/2007: Blue Beetle #16 -- 17,016
06/2012: Blue Beetle #10 -- 14,416
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08/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 80,292 (+599.0%)   
09/2016: Blue Beetle #1  -- 57,454 (- 28.4%)   
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%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 40.4%
5 years : - 14.0%
10 years: - 27.1%
Bringing on a new creative team with issue #14.
---
181 - SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER ($5.99)
12/2016: Being Super #1 of 4 -- 21,491    
01/2017: --
02/2017: Being Super #2 of 4 -- 14,662 (- 31.8%)    
03/2017: --
04/2017: Being Super #3 of 4 -- 13,003 (- 11.3%)    
05/2017: --
06/2017: Being Super #4 of 4 -- 12,228 (-  6.0%)    
-----------------
6 months: - 43.1%
I recently read a piece online bemoaning the sales of this (apparently quite good) mini-series; but as an out-of-continuity, YA-focused comic this one had made-for-the-book-market and wait-for-the-trade written all over it.
---
183 - CYBORG ($3.99)
06/2016: Cyborg #12 -- 12,411 (-  0.1%) 
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: Rebirth #1 -- 70,586 (+468.7%)
09/2016: Cyborg #1  -- 61,908 (- 12.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 43.3%
1 year  : -  2.7%
Sales have now fallen below those of the DCYou series. The Cyborg movie is presently scheduled for 2020, but I don't think the comic can hold out that long. Certainly not in its present configuration.
---
185, 189 - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS (Digital First) ($3.99)
06/2016: Bombshells #14 --  18,492 (+  2.5%)
07/2016: Bombshells #15 --  17,956 (-  2.9%)
08/2016: Bombshells #16 --  17,623 (-  1.9%)
09/2016: Bombshells #17 --  16,685 (-  5.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 35.5%
Getting a relaunch in September.
---
186 - BATMAN '66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN '77 (Digital-First) ($3.99)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Avengers #1 of 6     -- 13,921 (+ 25.9%)
08/2016: Avengers #2 of 6     -- 11,079 (- 20.4%)
09/2016: Avengers #3 of 6     -- 10,082 (-  9.0%)
10/2016: Avengers #4 of 6     --  9,556 (-  5.2%)
11/2016: Avengers #5 of 6     --  9,223 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Avengers #6 of 6     --  8,675 (-  5.9%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #1 of 6 -- 23,687 (+173.0%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #2 of 6 -- 14,484 (- 38.9%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #3 of 6 -- 13,277 (-  8.3%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #4 of 6 -- 12,537 (-  5.6%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #5 of 6 -- 12,192 (-  2.8%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #6 of 6 -- 11,887 (-  2.5%)
----------------
6 months: + 37.0%
1 year  :    n.a.
There aren't any more Batman '66 comics on the schedule, but I hear there's an Archie crossover in the works, so we likely haven't seen the last of The Caped Crusader.
---
188 - BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER (Young Animal) ($3.99)
05/2017: Bug #1 of 6 -- 18,252
06/2017: Bug #2 of 6 -- 11,881 (- 34.9%)
In the expected range for a second-issue drop. With Doom Patrol on hiatus this month, the Bug mini-series is the top Young Animal book for June.
---
216 - 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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 52.6%
Things are not going well here.
---
218 - THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM ($2.99)
06/2012: Captain Atom #10      -- 11,546
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01/2017: F&R Capt Atom #1 of 6 -- 18,728 (+ 34.4%)
02/2017: F&R Capt Atom #2 of 6 -- 12,671 (- 32.3%)
03/2017: F&R Capt Atom #3 of 6 -- 11,659 (-  8.0%)
04/2017: F&R Capt Atom #4 of 6 -- 10,644 (-  8.7%)
05/2017: F&R Capt Atom #5 of 6 -- 10,221 (-  4.0%)
06/2017: F&R Capt Atom #6 of 6 --  9,660 (-  5.5%)
-----------------
5 years : - 16.3%
Well, they certainly got the 'Fall' part of the title correct...
---
220 - CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2016: Cave Carson #1  -- 38,724
11/2016: Cave Carson #2  -- 22,106 (- 42.9%)
12/2016: Cave Carson #3  -- 16,755 (- 24.2%)
01/2017: Cave Carson #4  -- 14,183 (- 15.4%)
02/2017: Cave Carson #5  -- 12,388 (- 12.7%)
03/2017: Cave Carson #6  -- 11,558 (-  6.7%)
04/2017: Cave Carson #7  -- 10,873 (-  5.9%)
05/2017: Cave Carson #8  -- 10,253 (-  5.7%)
06/2017: Cave Carson #9  --  9,578 (-  6.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 42.8%
Cave Carson and Shade (see below) are going on hiatus after their twelfth issues so that Young Animal can retool.
---
225 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
06/2007: -- 
06/2012: --
06/2013: Astro City #1   -- 27,700
06/2014: Astro City #13  -- 13,419 
06/2015: Astro City #24  -- 11,226 
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06/2016: Astro City #36  --  9,960 (- 0.4%)
07/2016: Astro City #37  --  9,953 (- 0.1%)
08/2016: --
09/2016: Astro City #38  --  9,963 (- 0.9%)
09/2016: Astro City #39  --  9,621 (- 2.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  7.4%
2 years : - 17.8%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.
The top Vertigo series for June.
---
228 - SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2016: Shade #1  -- 35,289
11/2016: Shade #2  -- 21,479 (- 39.1%)
12/2016: Shade #3  -- 15,837 (- 26.3%)
01/2017: Shade #4  -- 13,536 (- 14.5%)
02/2017: Shade #5  -- 11,670 (- 13.8%)
03/2017: Shade #6  -- 10,612 (-  9.1%)
04/2017: Shade #7  --  9,827 (-  7.4%)
05/2017: Shade #8  --  9,350 (-  4.9%)
06/2017: Shade #9  --  8,839 (-  5.5%)
----------------
6 months: - 44.2%
This is the first Young Animal title with sales below that of a Vertigo title in a given month.
---
230 - THE FLINTSTONES ($3.99)
07/2016: Flintstones #1  -- 43,996
08/2016: Flintstones #2  -- 19,612 (- 55.4%)
09/2016: Flintstones #3  -- 14,910 (- 24.0%)
10/2016: Flintstones #4  -- 12,740 (- 14.6%)
11/2016: Flintstones #5  -- 11,552 (-  9.3%)
12/2016: Flintstones #6  -- 10,617 (-  8.1%)
01/2017: Flintstones #7  -- 10,099 (-  4.9%)
02/2017: Flintstones #8  --  9,551 (-  5.4%)
03/2017: Flintstones #9  --  9,213 (-  3.5%)
04/2017: Flintstones #10 --  8,994 (-  2.4%)
05/2017: Flintstones #11 --  8,745 (-  2.8%)
06/2017: Flintstones #12 --  8,606 (-  1.6%)
----------------
6 months: - 18.9%
Final issue; it deserved better. But then, as I'm one of those who are trade-waiting on this, I suppose I'm part of the problem?
---
231 - THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS ($3.99)
01/2017: Odyssey Amazons #1 of 6 -- 21,811
02/2017: Odyssey Amazons #2 of 6 -- 14,334 (- 34.3%)
03/2017: Odyssey Amazons #3 of 6 -- 11,013 (- 23.2%)
04/2017: Odyssey Amazons #4 of 6 --  9,573 (- 13.1%)
05/2017: Odyssey Amazons #5 of 6 --  8,942 (-  6.6%)
06/2017: Odyssey Amazons #6 of 6 --  8,597 (-  3.9%)
Not exactly a smash hit mini-series. Maybe putting Wonder Woman's name in the title would have helped some?
---
232 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
06/2007: Teen Titans Go! #44 --  8,738
06/2014: Teen Titans Go! #4  --  8,667 
06/2015: Teen Titans Go! #10 --  8,883 
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06/2016: Teen Titans Go! #16 --  9,324 (+  1.2%)
07/2016: --
08/2016: Teen Titans Go! #17 --  9,636 (+  3.3%)
09/2016: --
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%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.5%
1 year  : -  8.5%
2 years : -  4.0%
10 years: -  2.4%
---
248 - GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER ($2.99)
06/2015: Gotham Academy #7   -- 26,594
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06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: Second Semester #1  -- 21,765 (+ 75.4%)
10/2016: Second Semester #2  -- 13,856 (- 36.3%)
11/2016: Second Semester #3  -- 12,304 (- 11.2%)
12/2016: Second Semester #4  --  9,751 (- 20.7%)
01/2017: Second Semester #5  --  9,453 (-  3.1%)
02/2017: Second Semester #6  --  8,624 (-  8.8%)
03/2017: Second Semester #7  --  8,131 (-  5.7%)
04/2017: Second Semester #8  --  7,624 (-  6.2%)
05/2017: Second Semester #9  --  7,402 (-  2.9%)
06/2017: Second Semester #10 --  7,304 (-  1.3%)
----------------
6 months: - 25.1%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 72.5%
Sigh.
---
Coming in at #254 is the DC Looney Tines 100 Page Spectacular: 7,022 copies at $7.99 a pop. (Not included in the summary stats below.)
---
265 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
06/2016: Lucifer #7  -- 10,382 (-  3.0%)
07/2016: Lucifer #8  --  9,968 (-  4.0%)
08/2016: Lucifer #9  --  9,554 (-  4.2%)
09/2016: Lucifer #10 --  8,891 (-  6.9%)
10/2016: Lucifer #11 --  8,507 (-  4.3%)
11/2016: Lucifer #12 --  8,133 (-  4.4%)
12/2016: Lucifer #13 --  7,739 (-  4.8%)
01/2017: Lucifer #14 --  7,442 (-  3.8%)
02/2017: Lucifer #15 --  7,120 (-  4.3%)
03/2017: Lucifer #16 --  6,917 (-  2.9%)
04/2017: Lucifer #17 --  6,703 (-  3.1%)
05/2017: Lucifer #18 --  6,520 (-  2.7%)
06/2017: Lucifer #19 --  6,407 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.8%
1 year  : - 39.1%
Final issue. One might think that DC will try to keep some kind of Lucifer comic going while the series is on the air—perhaps a digital first offering more tied in to the television continuity?—but so far there's no work on such a thing.
---
271 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
06/2014: -- 
06/2015: -- 
-----------------------------------------
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17 --  7,892 (-  6.0%)
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18 --  7,913 (+  0.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 56.0%
1 Year  :    n.a.
2 Years :    n.a.
Teaming up with Plastic Man. SDTU always seems to do better when there's a DCU guest star.
---
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%)   
Still on the Top 300 chart—barely...
---
+300 - EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES (Vertigo) ($3.99)
06/2007: Fables #62    -- 25,726
06/2012: Fables #118   -- 18,566
06/2013: Fables #130   -- 15,129
06/2014: Fables #141   -- 13,997 
06/2015: -- 
--------------------------------
09/2016: Everafter #1  -- 11,421 (- 19.4%)
10/2016: Everafter #2  --  8,414 (- 26.3%)
11/2016: Everafter #3  --  7,182 (- 14.6%)
12/2016: Everafter #4  --  6,192 (- 13.8%)
01/2017: Everafter #5  --  5,877 (-  5.1%)
02/2017: Everafter #6  --  5,399 (-  8.1%)
03/2017: Everafter #7  --  5,819 (+  7.8%)
04/2017: Everafter #8  --  5,067 (- 12.9%)
05/2017: Everafter #9  --  ????? (< 5,254)
06/2017: Everafter #10 --  ????? (< 4,739)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :   ????%
10 years:   ????%
We may never see Everafter on the chart again.
---
+300 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
06/2007: Scooby-Doo #121               -- 4,415
06/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #22 -- 4,968
06/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #34 -- 4,881 
06/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #46 -- ????? (< 4,560)
06/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #58 -- 5,033  
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06/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #70 -- ????? (< 5,596)   
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #71 -- 5,254    
08/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #72 -- ????? (< 5,497)   
09/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #73 -- 5,214    
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? #78 -- 4,416     
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #79 -- ????? (< 5,254)    
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #80 -- ????? (< 4,739)    
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :   ????%
5 years :   ????%
10 years:   ????%
Where indeed?
---
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
06/2007: 34,017
06/2012: 37,599
06/2013: 34,517 
06/2014: 32,834 **
06/2015: 35,318 **
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06/2016: 48,770 (+ 98.8%) **
07/2016: 63,656 (+ 30.5%) **
08/2016: 67,257 (+  5.7%) **
09/2016: 51,379 (- 23.6%) **
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%) **
-----------------
6 months: - 13.6%
1 year  : - 37.5%
2 years : - 13.7%
5 years : - 18.9%
10 years: - 10.4%


DC UNIVERSE
06/2007: 47,986 
06/2012: 43,082
06/2013: 37,133 
06/2014: 42,733  
06/2015: 46,980 
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06/2016: 65,876 (+120.1%)
07/2016: 90,237 (+ 37.0%)
08/2016: 87,905 (-  2.6%)
09/2016: 64,037 (- 27.2%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.3%
1 year  : - 42.6%
2 years : - 19.6%
5 years : - 12.3%
10 years: - 21.2%


WILDSTORM
06/2007: 12,272 
---------------
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%)
-----------------
10 years: + 97.2%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
06/2007: 12,732
06/2012: 11,448
06/2013: 17,368 
06/2014: 11,372  
06/2015:  8,011 **
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06/2016:  6,073 (+  5.9%) **
07/2016:  6,328 (+  4.2%) **
08/2016:  5,639 (- 10.9%) **
09/2016: 16,825 (+198.4%) **
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%) **
-----------------
6 months: - 11.3%
1 year  : + 34.1%
2 years : +  1.6%
5 years : - 28.9%
10 years: - 36.1%
Without Young Animal, the Vertigo average for the month would be 6,277.
---
DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
06/2007: 2,075,054
06/2012: 2,819,903
06/2013: 2,347,157
06/2014: 2,265,542 **
06/2015: 2,366,284 **  
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06/2016: 3,267,574 (+ 80.0%) **
07/2016: 4,010,332 (+ 22.7%) **  
08/2016: 4,977,036 (+ 24.1%) ** 
09/2016: 3,802,051 (- 23.6%) **  
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%) **
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6 months: - 13.6%
1 year  : - 22.6%
2 years : +  6.9%
5 years : - 10.3%
10 years: + 21.9%
Total sales we down about 40K from May, even though DC published three more comics this month.
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6 month comparisons
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+ 37.0% - Batman 66 Meets...
-  0.4% - Batman
-  2.5% - Teen Titans Go!
-  8.8% - Action Comics
-  9.4% - Dark Knight III
- 12.7% - Injustice 
- 14.4% - Flash
- 15.1% - Detective Comics
- 15.6% - Superman
- 17.3% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 17.3% - Titans
- 18.3% - Teen Titans
- 18.9% - Flintstones
- 19.3% - Hal Jordan & GLC
- 19.8% - Lucifer
- 20.6% - Wonder Woman
- 22.7% - Aquaman
- 22.7% - Deathstroke
- 23.0% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 23.4% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 24.3% - Green Lanterns
- 25.1% - Gotham Academy
- 25.5% - Nightwing
- 26.0% - Harley Quinn
- 26.1% - Justice League
- 27.4% - Green Arrow
- 28.2% - Batgirl
- 28.3% - All Star Batman
- 28.8% - Supergirl
- 29.0% - Batman Beyond
- 31.0% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 31.8% - The Hellblazer
- 34.8% - Superwoman
- 35.0% - Trinity
- 35.2% - New Super-Man
- 37.3% - Suicide Squad
- 40.4% - Blue Beetle
- 42.8% - Cave Carson
- 43.1% - Supergirl Being Super
- 43.3% - Cyborg
- 44.2% - Shade
- 52.6% - Mother Panic
- 56.0% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up


1 year comparisons
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+ 92.1% - Titans (Titans Hunt)
+ 79.4% - Batman Beyond
+ 77.3% - Hal Jordan & GLC (GLC Edge)
+ 57.4% - Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
+ 53.7% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+ 17.3% - Deathstroke
+ 12.0% - The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
-  0.0% - Injustice 
-  2.7% - Cyborg
-  6.3% - Harley Quinn
-  7.4% - Astro City
-  8.5% - Teen Titans Go!
- 22.9% - Dark Knight III
- 24.7% - Justice League
- 35.5% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 39.1% - Lucifer
- 48.0% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 52.3% - Detective Comics
- 55.0% - Action Comics
- 56.4% - Flash
- 60.0% - Titans
- 61.0% - Batman
- 62.4% - Superman
- 65.6% - Wonder Woman
- 70.5% - Aquaman
- 71.0% - Green Lanterns
- 71.0% - Green Arrow


2 year comparisons
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+ 27.0% - Flash
+  6.7% - Teen Titans
-  4.0% - Teen Titans Go!
-  4.3% - Detective Comics
-  4.4% - Wonder Woman
-  5.2% - Action Comics
-  8.2% - Superman
-  8.4% - Green Arrow
- 10.6% - Nightwing
- 13.0% - Suicide Squad
- 14.3% - Injustice
- 17.8% - Astro City
- 20.5% - Aquaman
- 24.7% - Batman
- 31.6% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 38.0% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
- 38.1% - Deathstroke
- 38.5% - Batgirl
- 44.4% - Justice League
- 56.2% - Batman Beyond
- 56.4% - The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
- 72.5% - Gotham Academy
- 74.3% - Justice League of America


5 year comparisons
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+ 84.5% - Hellblazer
+ 26.1% - Suicide Squad
+ 25.5% - Deathstroke
+  7.0% - Green Arrow
-  2.2% - Flash
-  2.9% - Batman Beyond
-  7.4% - Wonder Woman
- 14.0% - Superman
- 14.0% - Blue Beetle
- 16.0% - Batman
- 16.3% - Captain Atom
- 24.1% - Teen Titans
- 26.4% - Hal Jordan & GLC (GLC)
- 28.4% - Nightwing
- 30.0% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
- 32.0% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 33.0% - Detective Comics
- 33.7% - Supergirl
- 34.7% - Batwoman
- 42.9% - Justice League
- 47.8% - Action Comics
- 52.2% - Batgirl
- 54.3% - Aquaman
- 60.9% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)


10 year comparisons
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+ 70.5% - Aquaman
+ 33.2% - Hellblazer
+ 18.2% - Nightwing
+  3.2% - Detective Comics
+  0.1% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
-  2.4% - Teen Titans Go!
-  4.8% - Superman
- 19.7% - Wonder Woman
- 21.3% - Green Arrow
- 27.1% - Blue Beetle
- 30.5% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
- 34.2% - Flash
- 40.7% - Teen Titans
- 56.1% - Supergirl
- 70.5% - Justice League of America


Sales Indices
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DCU: Average: 37,789. Median: 32,855. No.: 58. Total: 2,191,744

3.5 - Dark Days The Forge
3.1 - Batman (24)
2.9 - Dark Knight III
2.7 - Batman (25)
1.7 - All Star Batman
1.5 - Detective Comics (958)
1.5 - Detective Comics (959)
1.4 - Flash (25)
1.4 - Flash (24)
1.4 - Justice League (22)
1.4 - Justice League (23)
1.3 - Superman (25)
1.3 - Superman (24)
1.2 - Wonder Woman (25)
1.1 - Wonder Woman (24)
1.1 - Action Comics (981)
1.1 - Action Comics (982)
1.1 - Harley Quinn (21)
1.1 - Titans
1.0 - Harley Quinn (22)
1.0 - Justice League of America (8)
1.0 - Suicide Squad (19)
1.0 - Justice League of America (9)
1.0 - Suicide Squad (20)
1.0 - Super Sons
1.0 - Nightwing (22)
1.0 - Teen Titans
1.0 - Nightwing (23)
0.9 - Hal Jordan & GLC (22)
0.9 - Trinity
0.9 - Hal Jordan & GLC (23)
0.8 - Batman/The Shadow
0.8 - Green Lanterns (24)
0.8 - Green Lanterns (25)
0.7 - Aquaman (25)
0.7 - Green Arrow (24)
0.7 - Green Arrow (25)
0.7 - Batwoman
0.7 - Aquaman (24)
0.7 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.7 - Bane Conquest
0.7 - Deathstroke
0.6 - Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor
0.6 - Batman Beyond
0.6 - Batgirl
0.6 - Supergirl
0.5 - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
0.5 - The Hellblazer
0.4 - Superwoman
0.4 - Dark Knight III Coll. Ed.
0.4 - New Super-Man
0.3 - Kamandi Challenge
0.3 - Blue Beetle
0.3 - Supergirl Being Super
0.3 - Cyborg
0.3 - Fall & Rise of Capt. Atom
0.2 - Odyssey of the Amazons
0.2 - Gotham Academy 2nd Semester 


WildStorm: Average: 22,206. Median: 22,206. No.: 1. Total: 22,206

1.0 - The Wild Storm


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 8,142**. Median: 9,032**. No.: 8. Total: 65,135**

1.5 - Bug
1.2 - Mother Panic
1.2 - Cave Carson
1.1 - Astro City
1.1 - Shade the Changing Girl
0.8 - Lucifer
0.6 - Savage Things
0.6 - Everafter **


Digital First & Other: Average: 11,543**. Median: 12,192**. No.: 13. Total: 150,059

2.1 - Batman/Elmer Fudd
1.6 - Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil
1.5 - Lobo/Road Runner
1.4 - Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian
1.4 - Legion/Bugs Bunny
1.3 - Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam
1.0 - Scooby Apocalypse
0.9 - Injustice 2 (3)
0.9 - Injustice 2 (4)
0.8 - DC Comics Bombshells (28)
0.8 - Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77
0.8 - DC Comics Bombshells (29)
0.6 - The Flintstones
0.5 - Teen Titans Go!
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.3 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You? **
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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


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

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

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

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

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don't tell us much about their performance. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well.

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

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

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

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, 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.