Friday, September 14, 2018

Amazon Top 50 - September 14, 2018

A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (R). A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel: Volume One (Kindle) $
2 (+6). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order *
3 (+1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
4 (-3). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
5 (+10). Monstress Volume 3 *
6 (+19). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
7 (+10). Little Moments of Love
8 (+1). Saga Volume 9 *
9 (N). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
10 (-7). American Born Chinese
11 (-6). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
12 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
13 (-7). The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Three
14 (N). Darth Vader (2017-) #21 (Kindle)
15 (-5). The Complete Persepolis
16 (+11). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
17 (-3). The Complete Maus
18 (+30). DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman *
19 (-8). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
20 (N). Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 3: The Burning Seas
21 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
22 (-51). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
23 (-15). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
24 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 14
25 (+5). Infinity Gauntlet
26 (-14). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
27 (+4). The Principal Strikes Back (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #6)
28 (-4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
29 (R). Dark Nights: Metal: Deluxe Edition (Kindle)
30 (-11). The Best We Could Do
31 (R). Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts *
32 (-14). March Book One
33 (-5). Marvel Encyclopedia
34 (N). Splatoon, Vol. 4
35 (-12). Watchmen
36 (N). Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Kindle)
37 (N). Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 1
38 (N). The Ancient Magus' Bride Vol. 9
39 (N). Star Wars: Thrawn
40 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
41 (-7). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
42 (N). Woman World
43 (R). Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
44 (N). Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance (Kindle)
45 (N). The Walking Dead Volume 31 *
46 (R). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
47 (-31). Maus. I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History
48 (N). Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising (Kindle)
49 (+1). Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
50 (N). Batman: White Knight *


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

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: July 2018 - A Nice Day for a Bat Wedding

Batman #50
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

Sorry, this column is running quite late.

Batman, wedding, blah blah blah.


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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column, as it explains several things about how these charts are compiled. We also commend to you our analysis of cumulative DC Rebirth trade collection sales.

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




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1, 8 - BATMAN ($4.99/$3.99)
07/2003: Batman #617  -- 146,601 [158,844] 
07/2008: Batman #678  -- 103,213  
07/2013: Batman #22   -- 132,047 
07/2014: Batman #33   -- 117,996 [120,659] 
07/2015: Batman #42   -- 117,441 [118,702]
07/2016: Batman #2    -- 194,816  ---
07/2016: Batman #3    -- 185,833   
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07/2017: Batman #26   -- 107,071 (-  1.5%) 
07/2017: Batman #27   -- 102,335 (-  4.4%) 
08/2017: Batman #28   -- 104,666 (+  2.3%) 
08/2017: Batman #29   -- 100,787 (-  3.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #30   -- 100,083 (-  0.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #31   --  98,594 (-  1.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #32   -- 108,945 (+ 10.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #33   --  97,839 (- 10.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #34   --  96,676 (-  1.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #35   --  97,459 (+  0.8%) 
12/2017: Batman #36   --  94,385 (-  1.7%)  [95,765]
12/2017: Batman #37   --  92,902 (-  0.6%)  [95,163]
01/2018: Batman #38   --  98,440 (+  7.8%) [102,548]
01/2018: Batman #39   --  94,325 (-  7.4%)  [94,998]
02/2018: Batman #40   --  95,541 (+  0.6%) 
02/2018: Batman #41   --  93,889 (-  1.1%)  [94,495]
03/2018: Batman #42   --  93,825 (-  0.7%) 
03/2018: Batman #43   --  91,649 (-  2.3%) 
04/2018: Batman #44   -- 125,849 (+ 46.1%) [133,904]
04/2018: Batman #45   --  96,448 (- 22.5%) [103,771]
05/2018: Batman #46   -- 100,140 (-  3.5%) 
05/2018: Batman #47   -- 101,566 (+  1.4%) 
06/2018: Batman #48   -- 112,122 (+ 10.4%) [122,924]
06/2018: Batman #49   -- 121,836 (+  8.7%) 
07/2018: Batman #50   -- 440,819 (+258.6%) 
07/2018: Batman #51   -- 111,549 (- 74.7%) 
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6 months: +179.6%
1 year  : +163.8%
2 years : + 45.1%
5 years : +109.2%
10 years: +167.6%
15 years: + 73.9%

You may have heard that there was a wedding planned for the big Batman #50? And that, while there was a wedding, it didn’t exactly end the way many thought it would? And that there were many, many variants, including store-exclusive variants? And that some stores were upset? And that because of that, DC after-the-fact made Batman #50 returnable? But none of that is reflected here in the first-month sales, as Diamond has not indicated that they adjusted the numbers for returnabiity. 

Sales for Batman #51 fell back down to where you might think they would, with the added benefit (for DC) that this is the month that they’ve started to raise the prices of their twice-monthlies up for $3.99. Which means they’re getting up to 33% more money for selling the same number of copies. If history tells us anything, it’s that sales of top-tier titles like Batman are not largely affected by price increases. (But, in the considered opinion of your humble chart chronicler, it does impact things down the line...)

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4 - DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99)
11/2017: Doomsday Clock #1 of 12  -- 238,643           [278,805]
12/2017: Doomsday Clock #2 of 12  -- 158,603 (- 34.9%) [181,633]
01/2018: Doomsday Clock #3 of 12  -- 157,714 (-  4.9%) [172,696]
02/2018: --
03/2018: Doomsday Clock #4 of 12  -- 149,581 (-  8.6%) [157,870]
04/2018: --
05/2018: Doomsday Clock #5 of 12  -- 146,817 (-  3.6%) [152,259]
06/2018: --
07/2018: Doomsday Clock #6 of 12  -- 135,155 (- 11.2%) 
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6 months: - 21.7%

This is the first real sign that the scheduling gaps may be having an adverse affect on Clock’s sales; but with previous issues still getting re-order activity, there’s really nothing to be too concerned about.

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5 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
07/2003: Superman #195  --  35,302
07/2008: Superman #678  --  47,670
07/2013: Superman #22   --  42,961 
07/2014: Superman #33   --  62,998  [64,859]
07/2015: Superman #42   --  46,691  [48,442]
07/2016: Superman #2    -- 112,148 
07/2016: Superman #3    -- 107,367 
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07/2017: Superman #26   --  50,173 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Superman #27   --  48,953 (-  2.4%)
08/2017: Superman #28   --  48,922 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: Superman #29   --  49,294 (+  0.8%)
09/2017: Superman #30   --  47,664 (-  3.3%)
09/2017: Superman #31   --  46,868 (-  1.7%)
10/2017: Superman #32   --  46,571 (-  0.6%)
10/2017: Superman #33   --  45,544 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Superman #34   --  47,844 (+  5.1%)
11/2017: Superman #35   --  45,447 (-  5.0%)
12/2017: Superman #36   --  44,281 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Superman #37   --  48,591 (+ 11.8%) [49,516]
01/2018: Superman #38   --  47,261 (-  4.6%)
01/2018: Superman #39   --  44,402 (-  6.0%)
02/2018: Superman #40   --  43,776 (-  1.4%)
02/2018: Superman #41   --  42,694 (-  2.5%)
03/2018: Superman #42   --  43,799 (+  2.6%)
03/2018: Superman #43   --  42,291 (-  3.4%)
04/2018: Superman #44   --  42,493 (+  0.5%)
04/2018: Superman #45   --  41,927 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Special #1     --  43,378 (+  3.5%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Superman #1    -- 133,703 (+208.2%)
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6 months: +191.7%
1 year  : +169.8%
2 years : + 21.8%
5 years : +211.2%
10 years: +180.5%
15 years: +278.7%

As with most relaunches these days, there are plenty of variant covers and whatnot for the first issue proper of Bendis’s Superman. So, while inflated, these are still pretty good numbers, above the first-month sales figures for both the New 52 and Rebirth relaunches.  

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6 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
07/2003: Catwoman #21   --  23,090 
07/2008: Catwoman #81   --  17,766 
07/2013: Catwoman #21   --  25,611 
07/2014: Catwoman #33   --  18,945 
07/2015: Catwoman #42   --  21,983 
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05/2016: Catwoman #52   --  16,146 
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07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%)
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5 years : +372.7%
10 years: +581.4%
15 years: +424.3%

As with Batman #50, Catwoman #1 was made returnable after-the-fact, and likewise is not marked as such on the Diamond chart. But any way you slice it, that’s still a lot of copies of a Catwoman comic (previous high was a total of 75K for the first issue of the New 52 series). Of course, retailers thought they were ordering the first issue of Mrs. Batman...

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11, 13 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
07/2013: Justice League #22 -- 110,194 [124,026]
07/2014: Justice League #32 --  88,179  [87,169]
07/2015: Justice League #42 --  81,291  [84,202]
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 195,402 [201,613]
07/2016: Justice League #1  -- 230,106 
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07/2017: Justice League #24 --  52,700 (-  1.1%)
07/2017: Justice League #25 --  51,507 (-  2.3%)
08/2017: Justice League #26 --  51,048 (-  0.9%)
08/2017: Justice League #27 --  50,023 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Justice League #28 --  49,298 (-  1.4%)
09/2017: Justice League #29 --  48,425 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Justice League #30 --  48,477 (+  0.1%)
10/2017: Justice League #31 --  47,541 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Justice League #32 --  73,839 (+ 55.3%)
11/2017: Justice League #33 --  71,769 (-  1.2%)  [72,959]
12/2017: Justice League #34 --  46,958 (- 35.6%)
12/2017: Justice League #35 --  46,228 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Justice League #36 --  46,043 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Justice League #37 --  45,313 (-  1.6%)
02/2018: Justice League #38 --  45,314 (+  0.0%)
02/2018: Justice League #39 --  44,148 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Justice League #40 --  44,562 (+  0.9%)
03/2018: Justice League #41 --  43,675 (-  2.0%)
04/2018: Justice League #42 --  43,423 (-  0.6%)
04/2018: Justice League #43 --  42,959 (-  1.1%)
05/2018: No Justice #1 of 4 --  86,775 (+107.5%)  [89,119]
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 19.2%)  [71,966]
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  2.7%)  [69,990]
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (+  0.3%)  [70,186]
06/2018: Justice League #1  -- 200,235 (+189.7%) [203,354]
06/2018: Justice League #2  --  86,001 (- 56.1%)  [89,213]
07/2018: Justice League #3  --  80,669 (-  9.6%)
07/2018: Justice League #4  --  77,023 (-  4.5%)
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6 months: + 72.6%
1 year  : + 51.3%
2 years : - 63.5%
5 years : - 36.4%

The percentage drops are right ton schedule, and we get some reorders for the first two issues (and the final issue of No Justice as well). DC will probably be happy if this can plateau in the 70K range.

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12 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
07/2003: Action Comics #805  --  31,959
07/2008: Action Comics #867  --  49,363
07/2013: Action Comics #22   --  44,861 
07/2014: Action Comics #33   --  49,457  [50,029]
07/2015: Action Comics #42   --  37,956  [38,434]
07/2016: Action Comics #959  --  91,671 
07/2016: Action Comics #960  --  83,281 
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07/2017: Action Comics #983  --  41,764 (-  0.1%)
07/2017: Action Comics #984  --  40,957 (-  1.9%)
08/2017: Action Comics #985  --  41,014 (+  0.1%)
08/2017: Action Comics #986  --  40,607 (-  1.0%)
09/2017: Action Comics #987  --  96,867 (+138.5%)
09/2017: Action Comics #988  --  91,303 (-  5.7%)
10/2017: Action Comics #989  --  88,083 (-  3.5%)
10/2017: Action Comics #990  --  80,955 (-  8.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #991  --  78,461 (-  3.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #992  --  41,955 (- 45.7%)  [42,586]
12/2017: Action Comics #993  --  42,016 (-  1.3%)
12/2017: Action Comics #994  --  41,495 (+  2.0%)  [42,838]
01/2018: Action Comics #995  --  41,987 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Action Comics #996  --  41,331 (-  0.0%)  [41,978]
02/2018: Action Comics #997  --  43,509 (+  3.6%)
02/2018: Action Comics #998  --  43,810 (+  2.1%)  [44,428]
03/2018: Action Comics #999  --  51,534 (+ 18.2%)  [52,503]
04/2018: Action Comics #1000 -- 449,787 (+858.0%) [502,982]
05/2018: Action Special #1   --  47,236 (- 90.6%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Action Comics #1001 --  79,327 (+ 67.9%) 
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6 months: + 89.0%
1 year  : + 91.8%
2 years : -  9.3%
5 years : + 76.8%
10 years: + 60.7%
15 years: +148.2%

Pretty decent numbers for the new Bendis-era Action, though we’ll have to see how it holds up over the next few months. 

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16 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
07/2003: Teen Titans #1  -- 75,206  [96,005]
07/2008: Teen Titans #61 -- 44,666
07/2013: Teen Titans #22 -- 33,062 
07/2014: Teen Titans #1  -- 52,358  [57,923]
07/2015: Teen Titans #10 -- 28,547  [28,963]
07/2016: Teen Titans #22 -- 19,005 
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07/2017: Teen Titans #10 -- 35,308 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Teen Titans #11 -- 33,434 (-  5.3%)
09/2017: Teen Titans #12 -- 57,359 (+ 94.3%) [64,952]
10/2017: Teen Titans #13 -- 32,058 (- 50.6%)
11/2017: Teen Titans #14 -- 30,596 (-  4.6%)
12/2017: Teen Titans #15 -- 38,745 (+ 33.2%) [40,747]
01/2018: Teen Titans #16 -- 28,873 (- 29.1%)
02/2018: Teen Titans #17 -- 27,828 (-  3.6%)
03/2018: Teen Titans #18 -- 27,289 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Teen Titans #19 -- 26,124 (-  4.3%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: TT Special #1   -- 32,702 (+ 52.4%) [39,803]
07/2018: Teen Titans #20 -- 67,978 (+ 70.8%)
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6 months: +135.4%
1 year  : + 92.5%
2 years : +257.7%
5 years : +105.6%
10 years: + 52.2%
15 years: - 29.2%

Apparently Teen Titans gets its big boost this month the old fashioned way: by introducing a new character: Crush, Lobo’s daughter. (There are a couple other new characters as well, but not with the instant name recognition that would cause retailers to up their orders so drastically). Last month’s Special gets a significant number of reorders as well.

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21 - MAN OF STEEL ($3.99)
05/2018: Man of Steel #1 of 6 -- 86,836           [92,824]
06/2018: Man of Steel #2 of 6 -- 76,091 (- 16.9%) [77,100]
06/2018: Man of Steel #3 of 6 -- 73,205 (-  3.7%) [74,260]
06/2018: Man of Steel #4 of 6 -- 69,922 (-  2.8%) [72,180]
06/2018: Man of Steel #5 of 6 -- 68,715 (-  2.6%) [70,298]
07/2018: Man of Steel #6 of 6 -- 67,373 (-  4.2%)

Returnable, so as is standard practice for these charts we have adjusted the sales up 10% from those derived form the Diamond-supplied sales ratios. For why we do this, see the fine print at the end of the column.

While some have called the sales of Man of Steel ‘disappointing,’ one has to remember that they had no variant covers and thus lacked the artificial sales increases that come along with variants these days. And with reorders for every issue so far, these are actually rather solid numbers for a Superman comic. If Superman and Action can settle into this range, DC should be quite happy.

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22 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
07/2013: Justice League Dark #22 -- 68,294  [80,302]
07/2014: Justice League Dark #33 -- 28,297
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03/2015: Justice League Dark #40 -- 24,816 
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07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+143.1%)
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5 years : - 24.9%

The second Justice League title spinning out of No Justice. All things considered not a terrible debut, but it’s beneath that of the title’s first New 52 issue. 

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23, 26 - FLASH ($3.99)
07/2003: Flash #200 --  41,078 
07/2008: Flash #242 --  30,325 
07/2013: Flash #22  --  38,993 
07/2014: Flash #33  --  39,669  [38,170]
07/2015: Flash #42  --  37,956  [37,399]
07/2016: Flash #2   -- 113,639 
07/2016: Flash #3   -- 107,067 
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07/2017: Flash #26  --  54,237 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #27  --  53,806 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Flash #28  --  54,076 (+  0.5%)
08/2017: Flash #29  --  52,819 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Flash #30  --  52,905 (+  0.2%)
09/2017: Flash #31  --  52,412 (-  0.9%)
10/2017: Flash #32  --  51,775 (-  1.2%)
10/2017: Flash #33  --  69,679 (+ 34.6%)
11/2017: Flash #34  --  50,364 (- 27.7%)
11/2017: Flash #35  --  48,496 (-  2.5%)  [49,127]
12/2017: Flash #36  --  47,998 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: Flash #37  --  46,881 (-  2.3%)
01/2018: Flash #38  --  48,279 (+  3.0%)
01/2018: Flash #39  --  49,595 (+  2.7%)
02/2018: Flash #40  --  46,149 (-  6.9%)
02/2018: Flash #41  --  46,040 (+  1.3%)  [46,736]
03/2018: Flash #42  --  46,170 (-  1.2%)
03/2018: Flash #43  --  45,616 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Flash #44  --  45,626 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Flash #45  --  45,402 (-  0.5%)
05/2018: Flash #46  --  52,255 (+ 15.1%)
05/2018: Flash #47  --  53,222 (+  1.9%)  [56,293]
06/2018: Flash #48  --  53,686 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Flash #49  --  54,265 (+  1.1%)
07/2018: Flash #50  --  58,311 (+  7.5%)
07/2018: Flash #51  --  53,616 (-  8.1%)
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6 months: + 14.4%
1 year  : +  3.6%
2 years : - 49.3%
5 years : + 43.5%
10 years: + 84.5%
15 years: + 36.2%

“Flash War” concluded with the oversized 50th issue, and things predictably come back down with issue #51, though if Flash can stay above the 50K mark DC should be happy, especially with the new $1 more price point.

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28, 29 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
07/2003: Detective Comics #784 --  38,571
07/2008: Detective Comics #846 --  72,417
07/2013: Detective Comics #22  --  63,949 
07/2014: Detective Comics #33  --  62,856  [63,318]
07/2015: Detective Comics #42  --  50,743  [51,055]
07/2016: Detective Comics #936 -- 110,689 
07/2016: Detective Comics #937 -- 101,389 
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07/2017: Detective Comics #960 --  55,074 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #961 --  54,407 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #962 --  54,259 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #963 --  52,975 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #964 --  53,552 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #965 --  57,102 (+  6.6%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #966 --  56,801 (-  0.5%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #967 --  55,556 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #968 --  56,948 (+  2.5%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #969 --  52,855 (-  7.2%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #970 --  52,560 (-  0.6%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #971 --  51,727 (-  1.6%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #972 --  51,694 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #973 --  53,024 (+  2.6%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #974 --  51,189 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #975 --  51,856 (+  2.5%) [52,450]
03/2018: Detective Comics #976 --  51,341 (-  2.1%)
03/2018: Detective Comics #977 --  50,556 (-  1.5%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #978 --  51,083 (+  1.0%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #979 --  50,049 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #980 --  51,162 (+  2.2%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #981 --  50,757 (-  0.8%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #982 --  51,763 (+  2.0%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #983 --  52,016 (+  0.5%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #984 --  51,879 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #985 --  51,750 (-  0.2%)
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6 months: -  1.0%
1 year  : -  5.3%
2 years : - 51.1%
5 years : - 19.0%
10 years: - 28.4%
15 years: + 34.3%

Unlike the other twice-monthly titles, Detective is staying at $2.99 for a couple more months.

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41, 31 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
07/2003: Wonder Woman #194 --  25,598
07/2008: Wonder Woman #22  --  36,514
07/2013: Wonder Woman #22  --  35,539 
07/2014: Wonder Woman #33  --  37,431  [38,170]
07/2015: Wonder Woman #42  --  36,668  [37,183]
07/2016: Wonder Woman #2   -- 114,135 
07/2016: Wonder Woman #3   -- 103,912 
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07/2017: Wonder Woman #26  --  43,042 (-  2.4%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #27  --  42,371 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #28  --  41,837 (-  1.3%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #29  --  41,077 (-  1.8%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #30  --  40,955 (-  0.3%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #31  --  41,647 (+  1.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #32  --  39,694 (-  4.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #33  --  39,920 (+  0.6%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34  --  41,185 (+  3.2%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35  --  38,637 (-  6.2%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #36  --  37,647 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #37  --  36,970 (+  1.5%) [38,227]
01/2018: Wonder Woman #38  --  36,828 (-  3.7%)
01/2018: Wonder Woman #39  --  36,269 (-  1.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #40  --  36,464 (+  0.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #41  --  35,572 (-  2.4%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #42  --  35,358 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #43  --  35,043 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #44  --  34,606 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #45  --  34,296 (-  0.9%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,430 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #47  --  33,848 (-  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #48  --  34,418 (+  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #49  --  34,129 (-  0.8%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #50  --  38,375 (+ 12.4%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #51  --  50,901 (+ 32.6%)
-----------------
6 months: + 22.1%
1 year  : +  4.5%
2 years : - 59.1%
5 years : + 25.6%
10 years: + 22.2%
15 years: + 74.4%

A bit of an expected boost for the 50th issue, but an even bigger boost for #51, a one-shot kicking off writer Steve Orlando’s short run on the title. I’ve written in this column before about how hope springs eternal among Supergirl fans that each new direction will be one that they like, and the same seems to apply for Wonder Woman; but because expectations are so varied no one version of Wonder Woman can ever please everyone. 

Also, there is a huge gap here, and DC doesn’t have any comics this month selling in the 40K range. 

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44 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
07/2015: Deathstroke #8  --  33,648  [34,754]
07/2016: Deathstroke #20 --  20,562
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07/2017: Deathstroke #21 --  24,956 (+  0.9%)
08/2017: Deathstroke #22 --  23,713 (-  5.0%)
09/2017: Deathstroke #23 --  22,811 (-  3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 --  21,970 (-  3.7%)
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 --  20,899 (-  4.9%)
12/2017: Deathstroke #26 --  19,432 (-  7.0%)
01/2018: Deathstroke #27 --  18,746 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Deathstroke #28 --  17,672 (-  5.7%)
03/2018: Deathstroke #29 --  17,677 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Deathstroke #30 --  38,956 (+151.1%) [44,294]
05/2018: Deathstroke #31 --  35,805 (- 19.3%)
06/2018: Deathstroke #32 --  38,535 (+  7.6%)
07/2018: Deathstroke #33 --  36,092 (-  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 92.5%
1 year  : + 44.6%
2 years : + 75.5%

Part four of “Deathstroke vs. Batman”

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50 - TITANS ($3.99)
07/2008: --
07/2016: Titans #1         -- 112,676
-------------------------------------
07/2017: Titans #13        --  39,272 (-  2.3%) 
08/2017: Titans #14        --  37,283 (-  5.1%) 
09/2017: Titans #15        --  35,858 (-  3.8%) 
10/2017: Titans #16        --  34,570 (-  3.6%) 
11/2017: Titans #17        --  33,960 (-  1.8%) 
12/2017: Titans #18        --  32,276 (-  5.0%) 
01/2018: Titans #19        --  31,478 (-  2.5%) 
02/2018: Titans #20        --  30,686 (-  2.5%) 
03/2018: Titans #21        --  29,674 (-  3.3%) 
04/2018: Titans #22        --  29,018 (-  2.2%) 
05/2018: --
06/2018: Titans Special #1 --  31,898 (+  9.9%)
07/2018: Titans #23        --  33,060 (+  3.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: +  5.0%
1 year  : - 15.8%
2 years : - 70.7%
10 years:    n.a.

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56 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
07/2003: Hawkman #17              -- 29,156
-------------------------------------------
12/2017: Hawkman Found #1         -- 64,617 (- 32.4%)  [86,906]
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: --
05/2018: --
06/2018: Hawkman #1               -- 42,123 (- 50.3%)  [43,175]
07/2018: Hawkman #2               -- 30,781 (- 28.7%)
-----------------
15 years: +  5.6%

An expected 2nd issue drop, and some reorders of rate first issue. But so far these numbers are below those of the New 52 reboot, and that one didn’t end well...

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57, 63 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
07/2003: Harley Quinn #34   --  15,716
07/2014: Harley Quinn #8    --  76,827  [79,664]
07/2015: Harley Quinn #18   --  59,566  [60,292]
07/2016: Harley Quinn #30   --  45,443 
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07/2017: Harley Quinn #23   --  39,480 (+  0.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #24   --  38,124 (-  3.4%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #25   --  39,093 (+  2.5%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #26   --  37,283 (-  4.6%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #27   --  37,087 (-  0.5%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #28   --  36,193 (-  2.4%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #29   --  36,113 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #30   --  38,403 (+  6.3%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #31   --  34,688 (-  9.7%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #32   --  34,366 (-  0.9%)
12/2017: Harley Quinn #33   --  33,694 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #34   --  33,222 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #35   --  32,183 (-  3.1%)
01/2018: Harley Quinn #36   --  31,602 (-  1.8%)
02/2018: Harley Quinn #37   --  31,619 (+  0.1%)
02/2018: Harley Quinn #38   --  31,314 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Harley Quinn #39   --  30,593 (-  2.3%)
03/2018: Harley Quinn #40   --  30,318 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Harley Quinn #41   --  30,229 (-  0.3%)
04/2018: Harley Quinn #42   --  30,838 (+  2.0%)
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 33.8="" 41="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 10.3="" 37="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
06/2018: Harley Quinn #43   --  29,948 (- 19.1%)
06/2018: Harley Quinn #44   --  29,545 (-  1.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #45   --  30,518 (+  3.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #46   --  29,343 (-  3.9%)
-----------------
6 months: -  7.4%
1 year  : - 24.2%
2 years : - 34.1%
15 years: + 90.4%

A slight and brief bump up for the start of new writer Sam Humphries in issue #45.

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66, 67 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
07/2008: Green Lantern Corps #26  --  46,098
07/2013: Green Lantern Corps #22  --  42,194 
07/2014: Green Lantern Corps #33  --  32,877  [33,160]
07/2015: --
07/2016: Rebirth #1               -- 125,362 
07/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #1      -- 119,579 
--------------------------------------------
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #24     --  32,210 (-  0.9%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #25     --  31,838 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26     --  31,481 (-  1.1%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27     --  31,251 (-  0.7%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28     --  30,911 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29     --  30,864 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #30     --  31,268 (+  1.3%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #31     --  30,586 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #32     --  57,000 (+ 86.4%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #33     --  33,624 (- 41.0%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #34     --  29,474 (- 12.3%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #35     --  29,203 (-  0.9%)
01/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #36     --  29,065 (-  0.5%)
01/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #37     --  28,655 (-  1.4%)
02/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #38     --  28,613 (-  0.1%)
02/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #39     --  28,340 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #40     --  28,819 (+  1.7%)
03/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #41     --  28,291 (-  1.8%)
04/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #42     --  28,427 (+  0.5%)
04/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #43     --  27,871 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #44     --  27,868 (-  0.0%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #45     --  27,682 (-  0.7%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #46     --  28,085 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #47     --  27,825 (-  0.9%)
07/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #48     --  28,341 (+  1.0%)
07/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #49     --  27,998 (-  1.2%)
----------------
6 months: -  2.4%
1 year  : - 12.1%
2 years : - 77.0%
5 years : - 33.2%
10 years: - 38.9%

Ending with issue #50 in August.

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68 - INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ($3.99)
02/2013: DCU vs. MotU #6 of 6       -- 17,500 (-  6.8%)
---------------------------------------------
07/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #1 of 6 -- 27,250 (+ 55.7%)

The debut issue of a new MotU mini-series is the top non-DCU title for July.

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69 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
07/2003: Nightwing #83  --  29,745
07/2008: Nightwing #146 --  29,494
07/2013: Nightwing #22  --  42,073 
07/2014: Grayson #1     --  81,433  [90,388]
07/2015: Grayson #10    --  33,990  [34,882]
07/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 140,631 
07/2016: Nightwing #1   -- 126,266 
----------------------------------
07/2017: Nightwing #24  --  35,370 (-  1.9%)
07/2017: Nightwing #25  --  34,587 (-  2.2%)
08/2017: Nightwing #26  --  34,020 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Nightwing #27  --  33,250 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Nightwing #28  --  32,874 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Nightwing #29  --  51,102 (+ 55.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #30  --  31,978 (- 37.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #31  --  31,762 (-  0.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #32  --  31,215 (-  1.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #33  --  30,418 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Nightwing #34  --  29,426 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Nightwing #35  --  29,310 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Nightwing #36  --  28,493 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Nightwing #37  --  28,873 (+  1.3%)
02/2018: Nightwing #38  --  27,188 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Nightwing #39  --  27,731 (+  2.0%)
03/2018: Nightwing #40  --  27,202 (-  1.9%)
03/2018: Nightwing #41  --  26,951 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Nightwing #42  --  26,323 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Nightwing #43  --  25,986 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Nightwing #44  --  26,229 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Nightwing #45  --  26,242 (+  0.0%)
07/2018: Nightwing #46  --  26,242 (+  0.0%)
-----------------
6 months: -  7.4%
1 year  : - 24.0%
2 years : - 80.1%
5 years : - 36.8%
10 years: -  9.9%
15 years: - 10.7%

Apparently Nightwing’s unwarranted return to twice-monthly in September will be accompanied by some kind of life-changing injury. Oh, comics ... never stop being unimaginative!

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74 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
07/2013: Suicide Squad #22      --  22,447 
07/2014: New Suicide Squad #1   --  49,260  [55,882]
07/2015: New Suicide Squad #10  --  35,365  [35,842]
07/2016: New Suicide Squad #22  --  25,162
------------------------------------------
07/2017: Suicide Squad #21      --  36,077 (-  3.9%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #22      --  35,719 (-  1.0%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #23      --  34,209 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #24      --  33,674 (-  1.6%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #25      --  33,553 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #26      --  50,527 (+ 50.6%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #27      --  31,754 (- 37.2%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #28      --  31,633 (-  0.4%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #29      --  30,113 (-  4.8%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #30      --  29,301 (-  2.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #31      --  28,229 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #32      --  27,631 (-  2.1%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #33      --  26,715 (-  3.3%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #34      --  26,515 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #35      --  26,798 (+  1.1%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #36      --  25,531 (-  4.7%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #37      --  25,367 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #38      --  24,910 (-  1.8%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #39      --  24,141 (-  3.1%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #40      --  27,170 (+ 12.5%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #41      --  28,499 (+  4.9%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #42      --  26,759 (-  6.1%)
06/2018: Suicide Squad #43      --  27,089 (+  1.2%)
07/2018: Suicide Squad #44      --  26,076 (-  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.0%
1 year  : - 27.4%
2 years : +  3.6%
5 years : + 16.2%

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77, 84 - GREEN LANTERNS ($3.99)
07/2003: --
07/2008: Green Lantern #33  --  63,814
07/2013: Green Lantern #22  --  62,415 
07/2014: Green Lantern #33  --  47,279  [47,464]
07/2015: Green Lantern #42  --  39,290  [39,708]
07/2016: Green Lanterns #2  --  90,268 (- 16.2%)
07/2016: Green Lanterns #3  --  86,579 (-  4.1%)
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07/2017: Green Lanterns #26 --  31,045 (-  1.2%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #27 --  30,278 (-  2.5%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 --  30,024 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 --  29,451 (-  1.9%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 --  29,462 (+  0.0%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 --  28,997 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #32 --  28,775 (-  0.8%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #33 --  28,238 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34 --  27,959 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35 --  27,338 (-  2.2%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #36 --  26,436 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #37 --  26,055 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #38 --  25,172 (-  3.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #39 --  25,551 (+  1.5%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #40 --  24,807 (-  2.9%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #41 --  25,155 (+  1.4%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #42 --  25,092 (-  0.3%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #43 --  24,780 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #44 --  24,528 (-  1.0%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #45 --  24,173 (-  1.4%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #46 --  23,727 (-  1.8%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #47 --  23,789 (+  0.3%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #48 --  23,994 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #49 --  24,157 (+  0.7%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #50 --  25,389 (+  5.1%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #51 --  24,316 (-  4.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.0%
1 year  : - 18.9%
2 years : - 71.9%
5 years : - 60.2%
10 years: - 61.1%
15 years:    n.a.

Ending with issue #57 in October, to make room for Morrison & Sharpe’s The Green Lantern. Which means that in November DC’s Green Lantern franchise will have gone from four titles to one title in the span of a few months, a reduction that should have taken place at least a year ago...

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80 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
07/2003: Aquaman #8  -- 29,628 
07/2013: Aquaman #22 -- 45,653 
07/2014: Aquaman #33 -- 36,140  [36,581]
07/2015: Aquaman #42 -- 28,158  [28,479]
07/2016: Aquaman #2  -- 77,550 
07/2016: Aquaman #3  -- 75,196 
------------------------------
07/2017: Aquaman #26 -- 27,702 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Aquaman #27 -- 28,677 (+  3.5%)
09/2017: Aquaman #28 -- 28,081 (-  2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29 -- 27,559 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Aquaman #30 -- 27,243 (-  1.1%)
12/2017: Aquaman #31 -- 25,474 (-  6.5%)
01/2018: Aquaman #32 -- 25,232 (-  0.9%)
02/2018: Aquaman #33 -- 24,974 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Aquaman #34 -- 24,323 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Aquaman #35 -- 23,594 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Aquaman #36 -- 23,057 (-  2.3%)
06/2018: Aquaman #37 -- 24,076 (+  4.4%)
07/2018: Aquaman #38 -- 24,836 (+  3.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  1.6%
1 year  : - 10.3%
2 years : - 67.5%
5 years : - 45.6%
15 years: - 16.2%

Slowly inching back up—is this a trend?

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81 - THE TERRIFICS ($2.99)
02/2018: Terrifics #1  -- 45,493           [51,924]
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 31.2%) [35,707] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 13.0%) [31,069]
05/2018: Terrifics #4  -- 28,849 (-  7.1%) 
06/2018: Terrifics #5  -- 26,676 (-  7.5%) 
07/2018: Terrifics #6  -- 24,736 (-  7.3%) 

The best-selling book in the rapidly deteriorating New Age of Heroes line

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86 - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
07/2008: The Brave & The Bold #15      -- 32,682
------------------------------------------------  
02/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #1 of 6 -- 42,087  
03/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #2 of 6 -- 31,831 (- 26.8%)  
04/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #3 of 6 -- 28,209 (- 13.7%)  
05/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #4 of 6 -- 26,910 (-  4.6%)  
06/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #5 of 6 -- 25,123 (-  6.6%)  
07/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #6 of 6 -- 24,170 (-  3.8%)  
-----------------
10 years: - 26.0%

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99 - PLASTIC MAN ($3.99)
06/2018: Plastic Man #1 of 6 -- 31,997
07/2018: Plastic Man #2 of 6 -- 20,632 (- 35.5%)

A typical second issue drop.

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102 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
07/2003: Green Arrow #28    -- 45,270 
07/2008: Green Arrow/BC #10 -- 29,604
07/2013: Green Arrow #22    -- 26,172 
07/2014: Green Arrow #33    -- 23,452 
07/2015: Green Arrow #42    -- 24,921
07/2016: Green Arrow #2     -- 80,134 
07/2016: Green Arrow #3     -- 80,150 
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07/2017: Green Arrow #26    -- 27,285 (-  0.4%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #27    -- 26,715 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #28    -- 26,572 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #29    -- 26,455 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #30    -- 26,429 (-  0.1%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #31    -- 25,742 (-  2.6%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #32    -- 48,898 (+ 90.0%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #33    -- 25,963 (- 46.9%)
11/2017: Green Arrow #34    -- 25,181 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Green Arrow #35    -- 23,682 (-  6.0%)
01/2018: Green Arrow #36    -- 23,012 (-  2.8%)
02/2018: Green Arrow #37    -- 22,425 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Green Arrow #38    -- 21,935 (-  2.2%)
04/2018: Green Arrow #39    -- 21,269 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Green Arrow #40    -- 20,995 (-  1.3%)
06/2018: Green Arrow #41    -- 20,309 (-  3.3%)
07/2018: Green Arrow #42    -- 20,107 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.6%
1 year  : - 25.5%
2 years : - 74.9%
5 years : - 23.2%
10 years: - 32.1%
15 years: - 55.6%

A two-part fill-in ahead of the new writers coming on board next month.

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104 - THE IMMORTAL MEN ($2.99)
04/2018: Immortal Men #1 -- 48,567
05/2018: Immortal Men #2 -- 27,896 (- 42.6%)
06/2018: Immortal Men #3 -- 25,770 (-  7.6%)
07/2018: Immortal Men #4 -- 19,954 (- 22.6%)

Ending with issue #6.

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109 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
07/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 30,534 
07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 -- 20,669 
07/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #2    -- 26,829
07/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 97,722 
-----------------------------------------
07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 -- 26,251 (+  4.2%)
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 -- 25,073 (-  4.5%)
09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 24,376 (-  2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 -- 23,680 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 23,610 (-  0.3%)
12/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #17 -- 21,838 (-  7.5%)
01/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #18 -- 21,385 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #19 -- 20,744 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #20 -- 20,214 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #21 -- 19,590 (-  3.1%)
05/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 18,989 (-  3.1%)
06/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #23 -- 19,034 (+  0.2%)
07/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 18,829 (-  1.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.0%
1 year  : - 28.3%
2 years : - 80.7%
5 years : - 38.3%

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118 - NEW CHALLENGERS ($2.99)
05/2018: New Challengers #1 of 6 -- 36,557           [37,537]
06/2018: New Challengers #2 of 6 -- 22,094 (- 41.1%) 
07/2018: New Challengers #3 of 6 -- 16,870 (- 23.6%) 

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123 - THE UNEXPECTED ($2.99)
06/2018: Unexpected #1 -- 28,028 
07/2018: Unexpected #2 -- 16,441 (- 41.3%) 

That percentage drop is a bit on the high side for a typical second issue.

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Coming in at #125 is the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies! Special #1, a $1 movie tie-in comic reprinting TTG! stories. At 16,253 copies that’s nearly double what a typical issue of Teen Titans Go! normally sells. (Not counted in the summary statistics at the end of the column, as it is a promotion-priced reprint.)

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129 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
07/2013: Unlimited #18     -- 15,275 
07/2014: Universe #12      -- 14,419 
07/2015: Batman Beyond #2  -- 35,000  [35,238]
07/2016: Batman Beyond #14 -- 18,001
------------------------------------
07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 -- 22,871 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 -- 21,640 (-  5.4%)
09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 -- 21,866 (+  1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 -- 20,464 (-  6.4%)
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 -- 19,181 (-  6.3%)
12/2017: Batman Beyond #15 -- 18,336 (-  4.4%)
01/2018: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,946 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Batman Beyond #17 -- 17,197 (-  4.2%)
03/2018: Batman Beyond #18 -- 16,797 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Batman Beyond #19 -- 16,335 (-  2.8%)
05/2018: Batman Beyond #20 -- 16,093 (-  1.5%)
06/2018: Batman Beyond #21 -- 16,049 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Batman Beyond #22 -- 15,839 (-  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.7%
1 year  : - 30.7%
2 years : - 12.0%
5 years : +  3.7%

Another month in which I’m surprised that Batman Beyond is still being published.

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130 - MERA: QUEEN OF ATLANTIS ($3.99)
02/2018: Mera Queen #1 of 6 -- 35,701           [38,363]
03/2018: Mera Queen #2 of 6 -- 19,761 (- 48.5%)  
04/2018: Mera Queen #3 of 6 -- 17,729 (- 10.3%)  
05/2018: Mera Queen #4 of 6 -- 16,456 (-  7.2%)  
06/2018: Mera Queen #5 of 6 -- 16,112 (-  2.1%)  
07/2018: Mera Queen #6 of 6 -- 15,607 (-  3.1%)  

At least they’ll have a Mera trade collection available when the Aquaman movie hits the theaters.

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131 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
07/2013: Batwoman #22 -- 27,400 
07/2014: Batwoman #33 -- 23,922 
-------------------------------
07/2017: Batwoman #5  -- 24,843 (-  7.2%)
08/2017: Batwoman #6  -- 22,362 (- 10.0%)
09/2017: Batwoman #7  -- 21,415 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: Batwoman #8  -- 20,364 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: Batwoman #9  -- 18,976 (-  6.8%)
12/2017: Batwoman #10 -- 17,746 (-  6.5%)
01/2018: Batwoman #11 -- 17,183 (-  3.2%)
02/2018: Batwoman #12 -- 16,228 (-  3.2%)
03/2018: Batwoman #13 -- 16,587 (+  2.2%)
04/2018: Batwoman #14 -- 15,560 (-  6.2%)
05/2018: Batwoman #15 -- 15,716 (+  1.0%)
06/2018: Batwoman #16 -- 15,449 (-  1.7%)
07/2018: Batwoman #17 -- 15,491 (+  0.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.8%
1 year  : - 37.6%
5 years : - 43.5%

Penultimate issue. And, IMHO, the best issue of this new Batwoman series by far. Frankly, if the previous sixteen issues had been more like this, it might not be on the chopping block.

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132 - DAMAGE ($2.99)
01/2018: Damage #1  -- 37,001           [41,076]
02/2018: Damage #2  -- 27,044 (- 33.3%) [27,792]  
03/2018: Damage #3  -- 22,394 (- 19.4%)  
04/2018: Damage #4  -- 20,166 (-  9.9%)  
05/2018: Damage #5  -- 18,923 (-  6.2%)  
06/2018: Damage #6  -- 17,308 (-  8.5%)  
07/2018: Damage #7  -- 15,433 (- 10.8%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 62.4%


134 - SIDEWAYS ($2.99)
02/2018: Sideways #1  -- 35,086           [36,969]
03/2018: Sideways #2  -- 23,807 (- 35.6%)  
04/2018: Sideways #3  -- 19,890 (- 16.5%)  
05/2018: Sideways #4  -- 18,300 (-  8.0%)  
06/2018: Sideways #5  -- 16,543 (-  9.6%)  
07/2018: Sideways #6  -- 15,152 (-  8.4%)  

No doubt these would be selling somewhat better if they had variant covers like most of the rest of the DCU line (maybe a 10-15% boost?). But as the New Age of Heroes books are holding the line at $2.99, they’re also generating less revenue, and at these low sales numbers the only thing really keeping most of them alive is editorial’s beneficence. 

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Coming in at #135 is the DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys Special #1, the latest in DC’s $9.99 80-page short story anthologies, with 15,033 in sales. While the high price somewhat limits their sales appeal, it does mean that the book is #42 on the dollar rankings for July.

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142 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
07/2017: The Wild Storm #6  -- 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  -- 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8  -- 19,041 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: The Wild Storm #9  -- 18,608 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: The Wild Storm #10 -- 17,599 (-  5.4%)
01/2018: The Wild Storm #11 -- 17,152 (-  2.5%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: The Wild Storm #12 -- 16,821 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: The Wild Storm #13 -- 14,661 (- 12.8%)
06/2018: The Wild Storm #14 -- 14,107 (-  3.8%)
07/2018: The Wild Storm #15 -- 13,787 (-  2.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.6%
1 year  : - 39.1%

While these are not great sales numbers, WS has been hitting above its weight class in the digital sales arena, and DC & Ellis are planning further Wild Storm series after the current series end. 

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134 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707
05/2018: Curse of Brimstone #2  -- 20,244 (- 39.9%)
06/2018: Curse of Brimstone #3  -- 15,949 (- 21.2%)
07/2018: Curse of Brimstone #4  -- 13,741 (- 13.8%)

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151 - BATMAN: SINS OF THE FATHER (Digital First) ($3.99)
02/2018: Batman Sins #1 of 6 -- 32,487           [33,086]
03/2018: Batman Sins #2 of 6 -- 20,422 (- 38.3%) 
04/2018: Batman Sins #3 of 6 -- 16,901 (- 17.2%) 
05/2018: Batman Sins #4 of 6 -- 15,213 (- 10.0%) 
06/2018: Batman Sins #5 of 6 -- 13,551 (- 10.9%) 
07/2018: Batman Sins #6 of 6 -- 13,026 (-  3.9%) 

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154 - THE SILENCER ($2.99)
01/2018: The Silencer #1  -- 30,131           [33,101] 
02/2018: The Silencer #2  -- 21,003 (- 36.5%)  
03/2018: The Silencer #3  -- 18,208 (- 13.3%)  
04/2018: The Silencer #4  -- 16,145 (- 11.3%)  
05/2018: The Silencer #5  -- 15,261 (-  5.5%)  
06/2018: The Silencer #6  -- 13,868 (-  9.1%)  
07/2018: The Silencer #7  -- 12,524 (-  9.7%)  
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6 months: - 62.2%

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156 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
07/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #3  -- 29,494
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07/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #15 -- 14,931 (-  3.7%)
08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 -- 14,309 (-  4.2%)
09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 -- 13,866 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 -- 13,478 (-  2.8%)
11/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #19 -- 12,974 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #20 -- 12,369 (-  4.7%)
01/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #21 -- 12,072 (-  2.4%)
02/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #22 -- 11,684 (-  3.2%)
03/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #23 -- 12,410 (+  6.2%)
04/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #24 -- 11,713 (-  5.6%)
05/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #25 -- 15,577 (+ 33.0%)
06/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #26 -- 13,166 (- 15.5%)
07/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #27 -- 12,221 (-  7.2%)
-----------------
6 months: +  1.2%
1 year  : - 18.2%
2 years : - 58.6%

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158 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
07/2003: Hellblazer #186    -- 16,405
07/2008: Hellblazer #246    -- 12,088
07/2013: Constantine #5     -- 30,664  [35,027]
07/2014: Constantine #16    -- 16,235 
07/2015: The Hellblazer #2  -- 27,512
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 84,404 
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07/2017: The Hellblazer #12 -- 17,111 (-  2.7%)
08/2017: The Hellblazer #13 -- 16,111 (-  5.8%)
09/2017: The Hellblazer #14 -- 15,431 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: The Hellblazer #15 -- 15,035 (-  2.6%)
11/2017: The Hellblazer #16 -- 13,988 (-  7.0%)
12/2017: The Hellblazer #17 -- 13,683 (-  2.2%)
01/2018: The Hellblazer #18 -- 13,457 (-  1.7%)
02/2018: The Hellblazer #19 -- 13,065 (-  2.9%)
03/2018: The Hellblazer #20 -- 12,579 (-  3.7%)
04/2018: The Hellblazer #21 -- 12,614 (+  0.3%)
05/2018: The Hellblazer #22 -- 12,310 (-  2.4%)
06/2018: The Hellblazer #23 -- 12,179 (-  1.1%)
07/2018: The Hellblazer #24 -- 12,009 (-  1.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.8%
1 year  : - 29.8%
2 years : - 85.8%
5 years : - 65.7%
10 years: -  0.7%
15 years: - 26.8%

Final issue. And with no new Hellblazer series on the horizon, that means that next month will be the first time in over thirty years that DC is not publishing a comic with John Constantine as the main character. I’m sure he’ll be back at some point in the next few years, and will be making guest appearances in other titles, but it sure will be odd not to have Constantine around in his own title.

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178, 177 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
07/2013: Injustice #7     -- 25,731 
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #7  -- 19,811 
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #8  -- 18,931 
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #5  -- 15,905 
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #6  -- 15,556 
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #13 -- 13,590 
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #14 -- 13,418 
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07/2017: Injustice 2 #5   -- 13,960 (+  4.6%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #6   -- 13,372 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #7   -- 13,272 (-  0.7%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #8   -- 13,104 (-  1.3%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #9   -- 12,783 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #10  -- 12,390 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #11  -- 12,356 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #12  -- 12,022 (-  2.7%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #13  -- 11,899 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #14  -- 11,543 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #15  -- 11,199 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #16  -- 10,927 (-  2.4%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #17  -- 10,916 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #18  -- 10,662 (-  2.3%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #19  -- 10,584 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #20  -- 10,268 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #21  -- 10,373 (+  1.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #22  -- 10,179 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #23  -- 10,111 (-  0.7%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #24  --  9,847 (-  0.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #25  -- 10,211 (+  3.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #26  --  9,788 (-  4.1%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #27  --  9,936 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #28  --  9,698 (-  2.4%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #29  --  9,666 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #30  --  9,696 (+  0.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.3%
1 year  : - 29.2%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : - 62.4%

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

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191 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
07/2016: Future Quest #3  -- 27,786
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07/2017: --
08/2017: FQ Presents #1   -- 18,347 (+ 18.2%)
09/2017: FQ Presents #2   -- 13,783 (- 24.9%)
10/2017: FQ Presents #3   -- 12,788 (-  7.2%)
11/2017: FQ Presents #4   -- 11,721 (-  8.3%)
12/2017: FQ Presents #5   -- 10,657 (-  9.1%)
01/2018: FQ Presents #6   -- 10,279 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: FQ Presents #7   --  9,526 (-  7.3%)
03/2018: FQ Presents #8   --  9,113 (-  4.3%)
04/2018: FQ Presents #9   --  8,637 (-  5.2%)
05/2018: FQ Presents #10  --  8,497 (-  1.6%)
06/2018: FQ Presents #11  --  8,348 (-  1.8%)
07/2018: FQ Presents #12  --  8,336 (-  0.1%)
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6 months: - 18.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 70.0%

Final issue. If I had to pick a reason why Future Quest didn’t work out, it would be that it presumed a level of familiarity with the various featured characters that was not wide-spread enough to pull on a nostalgia kick.  

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221 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5  --  9,042 
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11 --  6,809 
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17 --  7,892  
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07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 --  6,028 (-  4.0%)
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 --  5,778 (-  4.1%)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 --  5,760 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 --  5,757 (-  0.1%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32 --  5,207 (-  9.6%)
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 --  5,900 (+ 13.3%)
01/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #34 --  6,610 (+ 12.0%)
02/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #35 --  5,491 (- 16.9%)
03/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36 --  5,301 (-  3.5%)
04/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #37 --  6,237 (+ 17.7%)
05/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #38 --  5,823 (-  6.6%)
06/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39 --  6,947 (+ 19.3%)
07/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #40 --  6,526 (-  6.1%)
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6 months: -  1.3%
1 Year  : +  8.3%
2 Years : - 17.3%

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225 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY (WildStorm) ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 
12/2017: Michael Cray #3  --  8,804 (- 14.8%) 
01/2018: Michael Cray #4  --  8,373 (-  4.9%) 
02/2018: Michael Cray #5  --  7,968 (-  4.8%) 
03/2018: Michael Cray #6  --  7,821 (-  1.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Michael Cray #7  --  7,521 (-  3.8%) 
06/2018: Michael Cray #8  --  6,488 (- 13.7%) 
07/2018: Michael Cray #9  --  6,347 (-  2.2%) 
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6 months: - 24.2%

For anyone missing John Constantine, you’ll find the WildStorm Universe version of him hanging out here...

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242 - SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN (Young Animal) ($3.99)
07/2017: Shade Girl #10  --  8,468 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Shade Girl #11  --  8,035 (-  5.1%)
09/2017: Shade Girl #12  --  7,640 (-  4.9%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: Shade Woman #1  -- 12,705 (+ 66.3%)
04/2018: Shade Woman #2  --  7,854 (- 38.2%)
05/2018: Shade Woman #3  --  6,900 (- 12.1%)
06/2018: Shade Woman #4  --  6,145 (- 10.9%)
07/2018: Shade Woman #5  --  5,752 (-  6.4%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 30.5%


247 - MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. (Young Animal) ($3.99)
06/2017: Mother Panic #8  --  9,728 (-  7.2%)
07/2017: Mother Panic #9  --  9,282 (-  4.6%)
08/2017: Mother Panic #10 --  8,589 (-  7.5%)
09/2017: Mother Panic #11 --  8,019 (-  6.6%)
10/2017: Mother Panic #12 --  7,801 (-  2.7%)
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: MP Gotham AD #1  -- 14,047 (+ 80.1%)
04/2018: MP Gotham AD #2  --  8,053 (- 42.7%)
05/2018: MP Gotham AD #3  --  6,801 (- 15.5%)
06/2018: MP Gotham AD #4  --  6,055 (- 11.0%)
07/2018: MP Gotham AD #5  --  5,635 (-  6.9%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 37.8%


249 - ETERNITY GIRL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
03/2018: Eternity Girl #1 of 6 -- 16,277 
04/2018: Eternity Girl #2 of 6 --  8,201 (- 49.6%) 
05/2018: Eternity Girl #3 of 6 --  6,743 (- 17.8%) 
06/2018: Eternity Girl #4 of 6 --  5,908 (- 12.4%) 
06/2018: Eternity Girl #5 of 6 --  5,516 (-  6.6%) 


255 - CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
06/2017: Cave Cybernetic #9    --  9,578 (-  6.6%)
07/2017: Cave Cybernetic #10   --  9,005 (-  6.0%)
08/2017: Cave Cybernetic #11   --  8,231 (-  8.6%)
09/2017: Cave Cybernetic #12   --  8,050 (-  2.2%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: Cave Interstellar #1  -- 11,659 (+ 44.8%)
04/2018: Cave Interstellar #2  --  7,540 (- 35.3%)
05/2018: Cave Interstellar #3  --  6,387 (- 15.3%)
06/2018: Cave Interstellar #4  --  5,602 (- 12.3%)
07/2018: Cave Interstellar #5  --  5,237 (-  6.5%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 41.5%

Penultimate issues for all father Young Animal series. But apparently YA will be continuing in some fashion, as a new issue of Doom Patrol has been (re-)solicited and a new story arc of DP is coming at some point (likely along with when the TV series debuts). And Way is allegedly planning new YA books for sometime in the undetermined future.

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272 - DEATHBED (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2018: Deathbed #1 of 6 -- 10,270
03/2018: Deathbed #2 of 6 --  6,255 (- 39.1%)
04/2018: Deathbed #3 of 6 --  5,358 (- 14.3%)
05/2018: Deathbed #4 of 6 --  4,857 (-  9.4%)
06/2018: Deathbed #5 of 6 --  4,685 (-  3.5%)
07/2018: Deathbed #6 of 6 --  4,689 (+  0.1%)

The only Vertigo comic published this month. The latest Vertigo re-invigoration starts next month, with Sandman Universe

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332 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
07/2003: Looney Tunes #104 -- 3,533
07/2008: Looney Tunes #164 -- ?????
07/2013: --
07/2014: -- 
07/2015: --
07/2016: --
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07/2017: Looney Tunes #238 -- ????? (< 4,435)
08/2017: --
09/2017: Looney Tunes #239 -- ????? (< 4,053)
10/2017: --
11/2017: Looney Tunes #240 -- ????? (< 4,763)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Looney Tunes #241 -- 2,761 
02/2018: --
03/2018: Looney Tunes #242 -- 2,866 (+  3.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Looney Tunes #243 -- 3,037 (+  6.0%) 
06/2018: --
07/2018: Looney Tunes #244 -- 3,080 (+  1.4%) 
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6 months: + 11.6%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:   ????%
15 years: - 12.8%

DC’s lowest-selling title for May.

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

DC COMICS
07/2003: 25,980
07/2008: 27,436
07/2013: 34,402 
07/2014: 32,760 **
07/2015: 27,005 **
07/2016: 63,656 **
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07/2017: 30,743 (+  0.9%) **
08/2017: 30,478 (-  0.9%) **
09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+  2.4%) **
11/2017: 32,415 (-  6.9%) **
12/2017: 29,762 (-  8.2%) 
01/2018: 28,657 (-  3.7%) 
02/2018: 25,798 (- 10.0%) 
03/2018: 27,449 (+  6.4%) 
04/2018: 30,117 (+  9.7%) 
05/2018: 29,876 (-  0.8%) 
06/2018: 31,374 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 40,199 (+ 28.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 40.3%
1 year  : + 30.8%
2 years : - 36.8%
5 years : + 16.9%
10 years: + 46.5%
15 years: + 54.7%


DC UNIVERSE
07/2003: 31,686 
07/2008: 35,553 
07/2013: 36,524 
07/2014: 40,945  
07/2015: 32,688 
07/2016: 90,237
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07/2017: 37,764 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: 35,921 (-  4.9%)
09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+  0.4%)
11/2017: 39,600 (-  5.5%)
12/2017: 35,878 (-  9.4%)
01/2018: 35,579 (-  0.8%)
02/2018: 31,696 (- 10.9%)
03/2018: 34,751 (+  9.6%)
04/2018: 37,752 (+  8.6%)
05/2018: 37,935 (+  0.5%)
06/2018: 39,466 (+  4.0%)
07/2018: 50,334 (+ 27.5%)
-----------------
6 months: + 41.5%
1 year  : + 33.3%
2 years : - 44.2%
5 years : + 37.8%
10 years: + 41.6%
15 years: + 58.9%


WILDSTORM
07/2003: 16,911 
07/2008:  9,875
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07/2017: 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
11/2017: 14,474 (- 12.8%)
12/2017: 13,202 (-  8.8%)
01/2018: 12,763 (-  3.3%)
02/2018:  7,968 (- 37.6%)
03/2018: 12,321 (+ 54.6%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: 11,091 (- 10.0%)
06/2018: 10,298 (-  7.1%)
07/2018: 10,067 (-  2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.1%
1 year  : - 55.5%
10 years: +  1.9%
15 years: - 40.5%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
07/2003: 15,720
07/2008: 10,821
07/2013: 16,099 
07/2014: 15,803 ** 
07/2015: 15,251 **
07/2016:  6,328 **
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07/2017:  9,751 (+ 19.8%) **
08/2017:  6,959 (- 28.6%) **
09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017:  6,998 (- 18.4%) **
11/2017:  9,604 (+ 37.2%) **
12/2017:  6,468 (- 32.7%) 
01/2018: 11,226 (+ 73.6%) 
02/2018: 14,325 (+ 27.6%) 
03/2018:  9,990 (+ 27.6%) 
04/2018:  7,430 (- 25.6%) 
05/2018:  5,837 (- 21.4%) 
06/2018:  5,783 (-  0.9%) 
07/2018:  5,366 (-  7.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 52.2%
1 year  : - 45.0%
2 years : - 15.2%
5 years : - 66.7%
10 years: - 50.4%
15 years: - 65.9%

Young Animal average (4 comics): 5,535; Vertigo average (1 comic): 4,689.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
07/2003: 1,870,572
07/2008: 2,469,283
07/2013: 2,648,984
07/2014: 2,817,397 **
07/2015: 2,052,349 **  
07/2016: 4,010,332 **  
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07/2017: 2,121,295 (- 16.1%) **
08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **
09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+  3.7%) **
11/2017: 2,917,319 (+  8.9%) **
12/2017: 2,351,182 (- 19.4%) 
01/2018: 2,493,119 (+  6.0%) 
02/2018: 2,270,180 (-  8.9%) 
03/2018: 2,305,728 (+  1.6%) 
04/2018: 2,439,466 (+  5.8%) 
05/2018: 2,210,850 (-  9.4%) 
06/2018: 2,321,651 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 2,452,128 (+  4.5%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  1.6%
1 year  : + 15.6%
2 years : - 38.9%
5 years : -  7.4%
10 years: -  0.7%
15 years: + 31.1%


Total sales for DC were up again this month, despite having far fewer new comics: 61 in July compared to 74 in each of the previous two months. This led to some of the highest average sales for the DCU and DC as a whole in quite some time. The high average is in large part due to Batman #50, as can be seen by the fact that the median DCU sales are a much more modest 28,170, compared to the average DCU sales of 50,334, which makes for quite a skew! But it’s also a factor of it being a Doomsday Clock month, and the debut issues of the new Superman and Catwoman series, there being several comics selling in the 60K & 70K ranges, and the ending of some of the lower-selling DCU series (like New Super-Man, Cyborg, and Bane)

There have been a handful of times since Diamond started reporting actual sales in February 2003 when DC had 61 or fewer new comics titles in a month: February 2004, April 2004 & May 2007 (61 each); and January 2004 when they had just 59. (The highest was in October 2007, when they had 96!)

(The two-year comparisons this month are with the second month of Rebirth—when DC and the DCU titles had their best average sales ever—so don’t get too depressed by those percentages.)



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

DCU: Average: 50,334. Median: 28,170. No.: 46. Total: 2,315,365.

8.7 - Batman (50)
2.7 - Doomsday Clock
2.6 - Superman
1.4 - Catwoman
2.2 - Batman (51)
1.6 - Justice League (3)
1.6 - Action Comics
1.5 - Justice League (4)
1.3 - Teen Titans
1.3 - Man of Steel
1.2 - Justice League Dark
1.1 - Flash (50)
1.1 - Flash (51)
1.0 - Detective Comics (984)
1.0 - Detective Comics (985)
1.0 - Wonder Woman (51)
0.8 - Wonder Woman (50)
0.7 - Deathstroke 
0.6 - Titans
0.6 - Hawkman
0.6 - Harley Quinn (45)
0.6 - Harley Quinn (46)
0.6 - Hal Jordan & GLC (48)
0.6 - Hal Jordan & GLC (49)
0.5 - Nightwing
0.5 - Green Lanterns (50)
0.5 - Aquaman
0.5 - The Terrifics
0.5 - Green Lanterns (51)
0.5 - Brave & Bold Batman & Wonder Woman
0.4 - Plastic Man
0.4 - Green Arrow
0.4 - The Immortal Men
0.4 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.3 - New Challengers
0.3 - The Unexpected
0.3 - Batman Beyond
0.3 - Mera Queen of Atlantis
0.3 - Batwoman
0.3 - Damage
0.3 - Sideways
0.3 - DC Beach Blanket Bad Guys
0.3 - The Curse of Brimstone
0.2 - The Silencer
0.2 - The Hellblazer


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 5,366. Median: 5,516. No.: 5. Total: 26,829.

1.1 - Shade the Changing Woman
1.1 - Mother Panic Gotham AD
1.0 - Eternity Girl
1.0 - Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye
0.9 - Deathbed


WildStorm: Average: 10,067. Median: 10,067. No.: 2. Total: 20,134

1.4 - The Wild Storm
0.6 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 8,995. Median: 8,903. No.: 10. Total: 89,952

2.4 - Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe
1.2 - Batman Sins of the Father
1.1 - Scooby Apocalypse
0.9 - Injustice 2 (30)
0.9 - Injustice 2 (29)
0.7 - Future Quest Presents
0.6 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.3 - Looney Tunes


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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

This article was originally published September 9, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.