Sunday, January 07, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: November 2017 - It’s a Doomsday Clock World When the Whistle Blows

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

DC finally debuted their Doomsday Clock series, fulfilling the promise from the DC Rebirth Special of having the Watchmen universe crossover with the DC Universe. And whatever you may think of that from an aesthetic viewpoint, you must admit that it’s doing alright in sales, propping things up in a month where their other big crossover series, Metal, was on a scheduled hiatus. 

There’s a lot of good things happening at the top of the sales chart for DC, but that masks the many troubles they’re having down chart: Too many marginal selling series; too many twice monthly series; Vertigo is all but dead, and its heir apparent, Young Animal, has been plagued by momentum-killing delays; the Hanna-Barbera series are moribund, with one dropping off the Top 300 chart entirely by its second issue; etc. The most telling statistic for the past few months has been the difference in the average and median sales for the DCU titles, this month about 40K and 30K respectively. This indicates a huge skew, and a few top selling comics making up for many many underperforming comics.

A publishing note: Those of you who are used to reading this column on The Beat may have noticed that it was missing from there for a couple of months. The change of ownership for The Beat required that we hammer out a new agreement, and I’m happy to say that such an agreement has been reached. Going forward, the DC Month-to-Month column will be published first over at my personal comics blog (Yet Another Comics Blog), and then appear on The Beat a few days later. A big thanks to Heidi for her flexibility in finding a way to make this happen (and of course for inviting me to write the column in the first place and serving as the host for the column for the past four years!)


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 (there are some minor changes in the fine print this month, to further clarify a few things). 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, 2 - DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99/$5.99)
11/2017: Doomsday Clock #1 of 12  -- 238,643

As is our want around here, we’ve combined the sales of the regular covers and the lenticular covers to give you, the sales chart reader, a more accurate sales chart experience! Typically orders of lenticular variants outpace those of the regular covers by quite a bit (e.g. see Action Comics below), but in this case they are evenly split, with the regular covers just slightly ahead (119,412 to 119,231). However there were two different regular covers (plus a special ‘midnight release’ variant), so the lenticular was still the most ordered of the three.

These are obviously really good numbers for DC’s Watchmen/Justice League crossover series, and give DC the #1 & 2 spots for both volume and dollar sales in November. We’ll remind you however that the Before Watchmen series all started strong (most above 100K) but sunk like a rock over the course of their 4-6 issues. But with a second print of DC #1 out in December it appears that, for now at least, interest will remain strong.

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7, 4, 3 - METAL one-shots ($3.99/$4.99)
09/2017: Batman Red Death #1      --  81,904           [98,549]
09/2017: Batman Murder Machine #1 --  78,202 (- 10.0%) [88,693]
10/2017: Batman Dawnbreaker #1    --  89,427 (+  0.8%) 
10/2017: Batman Drowned #1        --  89,861 (+  0.5%) 
10/2017: Batman Merciless #1      --  87,920 (-  2.2%) [93,530]
11/2017: Batman Devastator #1     --  94,496 (+  1.0%)
11/2017: Batman Lost #1           -- 101,267 (+  7.2%)
11/2017: Batman Who Laughs #1     -- 105,183 (+  3.9%)

The regular Metal series took a break in November, but the three Batman Metal tie-in one-shots continued to impress, with the over-sized (and -priced) Batman Lost and the regular-sized (and -priced) The Batman Who Laughs both selling over 100K. November also saw an additional 5,610 copies of Batman: The Merciless hit the chart (presumably of the 2nd print, even though we had thought that those had already been rolled in to October’s figures...) and another 6,804 for a 3rd printing of Batman: The Red Death.

If you’re looking for DC’s sales success story of 2017, look no further than the strength of the Metal tie-ins; it’s rare for there to be this much interest in the tie-in issues (exhibits A & B: Marvel’s Civil War II and Secret Empire...), but DC have managed to drum up interest for Metal at levels unseen in quite a while.

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6, 5 - BATMAN ($2.99)
11/2007: Batman #671    --  76,764  [80,440] 
11/2012: Batman #14     -- 159,729 
11/2013: Batman #25     -- 125,602 
11/2014: Batman #36     -- 115,183 [118,443]
11/2015: Batman #46     -- 106,989 [107,758]
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11/2016: Batman #10     -- 120,901 (-  4.1%) 
11/2016: Batman #11     -- 116,690 (-  3.5%) 
12/2016: Batman #12     -- 111,391 (-  4.5%) 
12/2016: Batman #13     -- 108,407 (-  2.7%) 
01/2017: Batman #14     -- 106,816 (-  1.5%) 
01/2017: Batman #15     -- 102,802 (-  3.8%) 
02/2017: Batman #16     -- 102,096 (-  0.7%) 
02/2017: Batman #17     --  99,637 (-  2.4%) 
03/2017: Batman #18     --  98,100 (-  1.5%) 
03/2017: Batman #19     --  97,501 (-  0.6%) 
04/2017: Batman #20     --  97,544 (+  0.0%) 
04/2017: Batman #21     -- 219,472 (+134.1%) [228,310]
05/2017: Batman #22     -- 186,914 (- 18.1%) 
05/2017: Batman #23     --  96,542 (- 48.3%) 
06/2017: Batman #24     -- 116,037 (+ 36.7%) [131,939]
06/2017: Batman #25     -- 102,798 (- 17.6%) [108,749]
07/2017: Batman #26     -- 107,071 (-  1.5%) 
07/2017: Batman #27     -- 102,335 (-  4.4%) 
08/2017: Batman #28     -- 104,666 (+  2.3%) 
08/2017: Batman #29     -- 100,787 (-  3.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #30     -- 100,083 (-  0.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #31     --  98,594 (-  1.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #32     -- 108,945 (+ 10.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #33     --  97,839 (- 10.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #34     --  96,676 (-  1.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #35     --  97,459 (+  0.8%) 
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6 months: - 31.5%
1 year  : - 18.3%
2 years : -  9.9%
5 years : - 39.2%
10 years: + 20.7%

Batman continues to hover a bit below the 100K line, but there was a slight rise for issue #35 so I don’t think there should be any concern that Batman is starting on a downward slide. 

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21, 104; 39 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$2.99)
10/2007: Action Comics #859 -- 54,572
11/2012: Action Comics #14  -- 64,341
11/2013: Action Comics #25  -- 46,550 
11/2014: Action Comics #36  -- 41,835  [41,960]
11/2015: Action Comics #46  -- 35,569  [35,898]
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11/2016: Action Comics #967 -- 50,611 (-  5.3%)
11/2016: Action Comics #968 -- 48,931 (-  3.3%)
12/2016: Action Comics #969 -- 46,573 (-  4.8%)
12/2016: Action Comics #970 -- 45,856 (-  1.5%)
01/2017: Action Comics #971 -- 44,894 (-  2.1%)
01/2017: Action Comics #972 -- 43,110 (-  4.0%)
02/2017: Action Comics #973 -- 43,047 (-  0.1%)
02/2017: Action Comics #974 -- 41,712 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Action Comics #975 -- 47,382 (+ 13.6%)
03/2017: Action Comics #976 -- 46,846 (-  1.1%)
04/2017: Action Comics #977 -- 43,865 (-  6.4%)
04/2017: Action Comics #978 -- 43,555 (-  0.7%)
05/2017: Action Comics #979 -- 43,336 (-  0.5%)
05/2017: Action Comics #980 -- 42,811 (-  1.2%)
06/2017: Action Comics #981 -- 42,520 (-  0.7%)
06/2017: Action Comics #982 -- 41,799 (-  1.7%)
07/2017: Action Comics #983 -- 41,764 (-  0.1%)
07/2017: Action Comics #984 -- 40,957 (-  1.9%)
08/2017: Action Comics #985 -- 41,014 (+  0.1%)
08/2017: Action Comics #986 -- 40,607 (-  1.0%)
09/2017: Action Comics #987 -- 96,867 (+138.5%)
09/2017: Action Comics #988 -- 91,303 (-  5.7%)
10/2017: Action Comics #989 -- 88,083 (-  3.5%)
10/2017: Action Comics #990 -- 80,955 (-  8.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #991 -- 78,461 (-  3.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #992 -- 41,955 (- 46.5%)
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6 months: + 39.8%
1 year  : + 21.0%
2 years : + 67.7%
5 years : -  6.4%
10 years: + 10.3%

Lenticular covers ahoy! We’ve combined sales of the lenticular and non-lenticular variants of issue #991 to give you, the sales chart reader, a more accurate sales chart experience!

Issue #991 was the fifth and final part of the “OZ Effect” story with lenticular variant covers, and sales for the subsequent issue come crashing back down to normal, despite it being billed as an “OZ Effect” aftermath.

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9 - BATMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)
04/2012: Batman Annual #1 -- 101,394           [105,754] 
07/2013: Batman Annual #2 -- 101,726 (-  3.8%) 
12/2014: Batman Annual #3 --  81,396 (- 20.0%) 
07/2015: Batman Annual #4 --  80,684 (-  0.9%) 
11/2016: Batman Annual #1 --  91,033 (+ 12.8%) 
11/2017: Batman Annual #2 --  75,928 (- 16.6%) 
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1 year  : - 16.6%

The lowest-selling Batman Annual since before the New 52 days, but with all the other Batman titles available this month you can see why that would be the case. Batman remains DC’s cash cow, but you can only milk that cow so much each month...

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11, 12 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
11/2012: Justice League #14 -- 113,094
11/2013: --
11/2014: Justice League #36 --  74,796  [75,983]
11/2015: -- 
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11/2016: Justice League #8  --  80,696 (-  5.9%)
11/2016: Justice League #9  --  77,905 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Justice League #10 --  73,652 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Justice League #11 --  71,527 (-  2.9%)
01/2017: Justice League #12 --  72,598 (+  1.5%)
01/2017: Justice League #13 --  70,437 (-  3.0%)
02/2017: Justice League #14 --  65,458 (-  7.1%)
02/2017: Justice League #15 --  64,230 (-  1.9%)
03/2017: Justice League #16 --  62,515 (-  2.7%)
03/2017: Justice League #17 --  61,165 (-  2.2%)
04/2017: Justice League #18 --  58,737 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Justice League #19 --  57,647 (-  1.9%)
05/2017: Justice League #20 --  56,119 (-  2.7%)
05/2017: Justice League #21 --  55,351 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #22 --  54,047 (-  2.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #23 --  53,283 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Justice League #24 --  52,700 (-  1.1%)
07/2017: Justice League #25 --  51,507 (-  2.3%)
08/2017: Justice League #26 --  51,048 (-  0.9%)
08/2017: Justice League #27 --  50,023 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Justice League #28 --  49,298 (-  1.4%)
09/2017: Justice League #29 --  48,425 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Justice League #30 --  48,477 (+  0.1%)
10/2017: Justice League #31 --  47,541 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Justice League #32 --  73,839 (+ 55.3%)
11/2017: Justice League #33 --  71,769 (-  2.8%)
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6 months: + 30.6%
1 year  : -  8.2%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 35.6%

DC wisely fills in the month between old writer Bryan Hitch and new writer Priest with two parts of a Metal tie-in. 

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13 - BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT ($3.99)
10/2017: White Knight #1 of 8 -- 86,791 
11/2017: White Knight #2 of 8 -- 69,668 (- 19.7%) 

A slightly-better-than-typical second-issue drop, and still really good numbers for a non-continuity Elseworlds mini-series.

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19, 59 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
11/2007: Green Lantern Corps #18  --  55,838  [59,049]
11/2012: Green Lantern Corps #14  --  49,594
11/2013: Green Lantern Corps #25  --  38,369 
11/2014: Green Lantern Corps #36  --  34,109  [34,556]
11/2015: --
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11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #8      --  45,194 (-  6.0%)
11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #9      --  43,486 (-  3.8%)
12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #10     --  41,234 (-  5.2%)
12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #11     --  40,111 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #12     --  39,148 (-  2.4%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #13     --  38,053 (-  2.8%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #14     --  37,504 (-  1.4%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #15     --  36,331 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #16     --  35,996 (-  0.9%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #17     --  35,205 (-  2.2%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #18     --  34,507 (-  2.0%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #19     --  34,140 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #20     --  33,721 (-  1.2%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #21     --  33,259 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #22     --  33,116 (-  0.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #23     --  32,517 (-  1.8%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #24     --  32,210 (-  0.9%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #25     --  31,838 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26     --  31,481 (-  1.1%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27     --  31,251 (-  0.7%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28     --  30,911 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29     --  30,864 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #30     --  31,268 (+  1.3%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #31     --  30,586 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #32     --  57,000 (+ 86.4%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #33     --  33,624 (- 41.0%)
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6 months: + 35.3%
1 year  : +  2.2%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : -  8.6%
10 years: - 23.3%

Issue #32 was—you guessed it—a Metal crossover, but there’s also a nice surprise in that the following issue was also up over the previous non-crossover issue by about 10%.

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20, 28 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
11/2007: Detective Comics #838 --  60,267  [65,293]
11/2012: Detective Comics #14  --  74,560
11/2013: Detective Comics #25  --  64,392 
11/2014: Detective Comics #36  --  58,171  [58,455]
11/2015: Detective Comics #46  --  47,256  [47,280]
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11/2016: Detective Comics #944 --  71,923 (-  3.3%)
11/2016: Detective Comics #945 --  69,942 (-  2.8%)
12/2016: Detective Comics #946 --  66,374 (-  5.1%)
12/2016: Detective Comics #947 --  65,090 (-  1.9%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #948 --  64,090 (-  1.5%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #949 --  61,543 (-  4.0%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #950 --  62,628 (+  1.8%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #951 --  59,630 (-  4.8%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #952 --  59,722 (+  0.2%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #953 --  59,160 (-  0.9%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #954 --  58,187 (-  1.6%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #955 --  57,666 (-  0.9%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #956 --  57,178 (-  0.8%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #957 --  56,344 (-  1.5%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #958 --  56,226 (-  0.2%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #959 --  55,449 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #960 --  55,074 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #961 --  54,407 (-  1.2%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #962 --  54,259 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #963 --  52,975 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #964 --  53,552 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #965 --  57,102 (+  6.6%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #966 --  56,801 (-  0.5%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #967 --  55,556 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #968 --  56,948 (+  2.5%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #969 --  52,855 (-  7.2%)
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6 months: -  3.3%
1 year  : - 22.6%
2 years : + 16.1%
5 years : - 26.4%
10 years: - 15.9%

A bit of a rise for the conclusion of “A Lonely Place of Living” in issue #968, but then a biggish drop for the start of “Fall of the Batmen” in issue #969. So it goes.

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30, 32 - FLASH ($2.99)
11/2007: Flash #234 --  46,435 
11/2012: Flash #14  --  48,012
11/2013: Flash #25  --  41,838 
11/2014: Flash #36  --  38,145  [38,842]
11/2015: Flash #46  --  36,153  [36,701]
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11/2016: Flash #10  --  70,681 (-  4.9%)
11/2016: Flash #11  --  68,304 (-  3.4%)
12/2016: Flash #12  --  64,476 (-  5.6%)
12/2016: Flash #13  --  62,800 (-  2.6%)
01/2017: Flash #14  --  60,732 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Flash #15  --  58,402 (-  3.8%)
02/2017: Flash #16  --  57,039 (-  2.3%)
02/2017: Flash #17  --  55,234 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Flash #18  --  54,959 (-  0.5%)
03/2017: Flash #19  --  53,918 (-  1.9%)
04/2017: Flash #20  --  53,828 (-  0.2%)
04/2017: Flash #21  -- 174,803 (+251.3%) [189,108]
05/2017: Flash #22  -- 163,767 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Flash #23  --  54,640 (- 66.6%)
06/2017: Flash #24  --  54,275 (-  0.7%)
06/2017: Flash #25  --  54,632 (+  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #26  --  54,237 (-  0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #27  --  53,806 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Flash #28  --  54,076 (+  0.5%)
08/2017: Flash #29  --  52,819 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Flash #30  --  52,905 (+  0.2%)
09/2017: Flash #31  --  52,412 (-  0.9%)
10/2017: Flash #32  --  51,775 (-  1.2%)
10/2017: Flash #33  --  69,679 (+ 34.6%)
11/2017: Flash #34  --  50,364 (- 27.7%)
11/2017: Flash #35  --  48,496 (-  3.7%)
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6 months: - 54.7%
1 year  : - 28.9%
2 years : + 34.7%
5 years : +  3.0%
10 years: +  6.4%

Back down to normal after last month’s Metal crossover.

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35, 36 - SUPERMAN ($2.99)
10/2007: Superman #670  --  48,407
11/2012: Superman #14   --  52,572
11/2013: Superman #25   --  39,295 
11/2014: Superman #36   --  52,272  [52,825]
11/2015: Superman #46   --  41,657  [41,765]
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11/2016: Superman #10   --  66,956 (-  0.5%)
11/2016: Superman #11   --  63,686 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Superman #12   --  60,992 (-  4.2%)
12/2016: Superman #13   --  59,393 (-  2.6%)
01/2017: Superman #14   --  60,409 (+  1.7%)
01/2017: Superman #15   --  57,412 (-  5.0%)
02/2017: Superman #16   --  56,105 (-  2.3%)
02/2017: Superman #17   --  54,561 (-  2.8%)
03/2017: Superman #18   --  57,879 (+  6.1%)
03/2017: Superman #19   --  56,439 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Superman #20   --  53,373 (-  5.4%)
04/2017: Superman #21   --  51,373 (-  3.7%)
05/2017: Superman #22   --  51,938 (+  1.1%)
05/2017: Superman #23   --  51,264 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #24   --  50,762 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #25   --  50,873 (+  0.2%)
07/2017: Superman #26   --  50,173 (-  1.4%)
07/2017: Superman #27   --  48,953 (-  2.4%)
08/2017: Superman #28   --  48,922 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: Superman #29   --  49,294 (+  0.8%)
09/2017: Superman #30   --  47,664 (-  3.3%)
09/2017: Superman #31   --  46,868 (-  1.7%)
10/2017: Superman #32   --  46,571 (-  0.6%)
10/2017: Superman #33   --  45,544 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Superman #34   --  47,844 (+  5.1%)
11/2017: Superman #35   --  45,447 (-  5.0%)
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6 months: -  9.6%
1 year  : - 28.6%
2 years : + 11.7%
5 years : - 11.3%
10 years: -  3.6%

The middle two parts of “Imperius Lex,” so your guess is as good as mine as to why sales jumped up over 2K for issue #34...

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40, 45 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
11/2007: Wonder Woman #14  --  53,090
11/2012: Wonder Woman #14  --  42,384
11/2013: Wonder Woman #25  --  33,532 
11/2014: Wonder Woman #36  --  58,965  [61,115]
11/2015: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,042  [34,454]
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11/2016: Wonder Woman #10  --  60,185 (-  5.8%)
11/2016: Wonder Woman #11  --  58,692 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Wonder Woman #12  --  55,639 (-  5.2%)
12/2016: Wonder Woman #13  --  54,589 (-  1.9%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #14  --  52,784 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #15  --  50,978 (-  3.4%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #16  --  49,921 (-  2.1%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #17  --  48,662 (-  2.5%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #18  --  47,484 (-  2.4%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #19  --  46,745 (-  1.6%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #20  --  45,266 (-  3.2%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #21  --  44,597 (-  1.5%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #22  --  44,114 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #23  --  43,704 (-  0.9%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #24  --  43,371 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #25  --  44,106 (+  1.7%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #26  --  43,042 (-  2.4%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #27  --  42,371 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #28  --  41,837 (-  1.3%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #29  --  41,077 (-  1.8%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #30  --  40,955 (-  0.3%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #31  --  41,647 (+  1.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #32  --  39,694 (-  4.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #33  --  39,920 (+  0.6%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34  --  41,185 (+  3.2%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35  --  38,637 (-  6.2%)
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6 months: -  9.1%
1 year  : - 33.2%
2 years : + 15.8%
5 years : -  5.8%
10 years: - 24.8%

There was a movie titled Wonder Woman that was the #3 movie in 2017 at the North American box office, and yet oddly this comic bears only a superficial resemblance to that movie.

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43 - MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)
08/2017: Mr. Miracle #1 of 12 -- 33,493  [48,175]
09/2017: Mr. Miracle #2 of 12 -- 41,575 (- 13.7%)
10/2017: Mr. Miracle #3 of 12 -- 40,488 (-  2.6%)
11/2017: Mr. Miracle #4 of 12 -- 39,202 (-  3.2%)

Happily in standard attrition land.

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52 - BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT ($5.99)
11/2017: Creature of the Night #1 of 4 -- 35,347 

Prestige format mini-series by Kurt Busiek & John Paul Leon, a spiritual successor to Busiek’s Superman: Secret Identity from back in 2004 (with Stuart Immonen).

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79, 231 - DEADMAN ($4.99/$3.99)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Deadman Mansion #2 of 3 -- 10,232 (- 33.1%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Deadman Mansion #3 of 3 --  8,669 (- 15.3%)
03/2017: --
04/2017: --
05/2017: --
06/2017: --
07/2017: --
08/2017: --
09/2017: --
10/2017: --
11/2017: Deadman #1 of 6         -- 35,127 (+305.2%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.

We’ve combined the sales for the Glow-in-the-Dark (27,370) and standard (7,757) editions. Because we love you.

New limited series by classic Deadman artist Neal Adams. Clearly doing much better than the previous prestige format gothic romance take on the character, but we’ll see how things go next issue without the fancy cover shenanigans...

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53, 55 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
11/2013: Harley Quinn #0  -- 114,212 [141,580]
11/2014: Harley Quinn #12 --  71,245  [72,503]
11/2015: Harley Quinn #22 --  58,344  [58,734]
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11/2016: Harley Quinn #7  --  56,878 (- 12.1%)
11/2016: Harley Quinn #8  --  54,111 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Harley Quinn #9  --  49,871 (-  4.9%)
12/2016: Harley Quinn #10 --  48,380 (-  4.9%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #11 --  47,308 (-  2.2%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #12 --  45,599 (-  3.6%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #13 --  45,400 (-  0.4%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #14 --  43,798 (-  3.5%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #15 --  43,264 (-  1.2%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #16 --  42,797 (-  1.1%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #17 --  43,263 (+  1.2%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #18 --  41,645 (-  3.7%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #19 --  41,552 (-  0.2%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #20 --  40,596 (-  2.3%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #21 --  40,272 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #22 --  39,389 (-  2.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #23 --  39,480 (+  0.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #24 --  38,124 (-  3.4%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #25 --  39,093 (+  2.5%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #26 --  37,283 (-  4.6%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #27 --  37,087 (-  0.5%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #28 --  36,193 (-  2.4%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #29 --  36,113 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #30 --  38,403 (+  6.3%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #31 --  34,688 (-  9.7%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #32 --  34,366 (-  0.9%)
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6 months: - 15.9%
1 year  : - 37.8%
2 years : - 41.2%

Back to normal after last month’s mystery mini-bump.

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56 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
11/2007: Supergirl #23  --  45,460 
11/2012: Supergirl #14  --  31,270
11/2013: Supergirl #25  --  25,377 
11/2014: Supergirl #36  --  28,373 
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11/2016: Supergirl #3   --  37,316 (- 25.8%)
12/2016: Supergirl #4   --  31,040 (- 16.8%)
01/2017: Supergirl #5   --  29,030 (-  6.5%)
02/2017: Supergirl #6   --  26,240 (-  9.6%)
03/2017: Supergirl #7   --  24,592 (-  6.3%)
04/2017: Supergirl #8   --  23,814 (-  3.2%)
05/2017: Supergirl #9   --  22,605 (-  5.1%)
06/2017: Supergirl #10  --  22,093 (-  2.3%)
07/2017: Supergirl #11  --  21,319 (-  3.5%)
08/2017: Supergirl #12  --  27,104 (+ 27.1%)
09/2017: Supergirl #13  --  33,750 (+ 24.5%)
10/2017: Supergirl #14  --  31,720 (-  6.0%)
11/2017: Supergirl #15  --  34,314 (+  8.2%)
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6 months: + 51.8%
1 year  : -  8.0%
5 years : +  9.7%
10 years: - 24.5%

Turns out even more people wanted one of those Artgerm variants than the retailers had thought, making Supergirl DC’s top-selling regular monthly title.

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58 - TITANS ($3.99)
11/2015: Titans Hunt #2 of 12 --  22,466 (- 31.4%)
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11/2016: Titans #5            --  52,511 (- 10.0%) 
12/2016: Titans #6            --  48,612 (-  7.4%) 
01/2017: Titans #7            --  46,998 (-  3.3%) 
02/2017: Titans #8            --  44,028 (-  6.3%) 
03/2017: Titans #9            --  42,557 (-  3.3%) 
04/2017: Titans #10           --  40,893 (-  3.9%) 
05/2017: Titans #11           --  45,889 (+ 12.2%) 
06/2017: Titans #12           --  40,204 (- 12.4%) 
07/2017: Titans #13           --  39,272 (-  2.3%) 
08/2017: Titans #14           --  37,283 (-  5.1%) 
09/2017: Titans #15           --  35,858 (-  3.8%) 
10/2017: Titans #16           --  34,570 (-  3.6%) 
11/2017: Titans #17           --  33,960 (-  1.8%) 
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6 months: - 26.0%
1 year  : - 35.3%
2 years : + 51.2%

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63, 67 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
11/2007: Nightwing #138 --  46,757  [52,282]
11/2012: Nightwing #14  --  50,720
11/2013: Nightwing #25  --  44,039  
11/2014: Grayson #4     --  47,590  [47,886]
11/2015: Grayson #14    --  31,831  [32,201]
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11/2016: Nightwing #8   --  56,091 (-  4.0%)
11/2016: Nightwing #9   --  52,984 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Nightwing #10  --  49,436 (-  6.7%)
12/2016: Nightwing #11  --  47,781 (-  3.3%)
01/2017: Nightwing #12  --  46,057 (-  3.6%)
01/2017: Nightwing #13  --  44,462 (-  3.5%)
02/2017: Nightwing #14  --  42,656 (-  4.1%)
02/2017: Nightwing #15  --  41,423 (-  2.9%)
03/2017: Nightwing #16  --  40,289 (-  2.7%)
03/2017: Nightwing #17  --  39,467 (-  2.0%)
04/2017: Nightwing #18  --  38,858 (-  1.5%)
04/2017: Nightwing #19  --  38,230 (-  1.6%)
05/2017: Nightwing #20  --  37,646 (-  1.5%)
05/2017: Nightwing #21  --  37,309 (-  0.9%)
06/2017: Nightwing #22  --  36,343 (-  2.6%)
06/2017: Nightwing #23  --  36,055 (-  0.8%)
07/2017: Nightwing #24  --  35,370 (-  1.9%)
07/2017: Nightwing #25  --  34,587 (-  2.2%)
08/2017: Nightwing #26  --  34,020 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Nightwing #27  --  33,250 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Nightwing #28  --  32,874 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Nightwing #29  --  51,102 (+ 55.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #30  --  31,978 (- 37.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #31  --  31,762 (-  0.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #32  --  31,215 (-  1.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #33  --  30,418 (-  2.6%)
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6 months: - 17.8%
1 year  : - 43.5%
2 years : -  4.3%
5 years : - 39.2%
10 years: - 41.1%

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65 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
11/2007: Teen Titans #53  -- 54,387
11/2012: Teen Titans #14  -- 39,745
11/2013: Teen Titans #25  -- 32,395 
11/2014: Teen Titans #4   -- 36,364  [36,921]
11/2015: Teen Titans #13  -- 26,511  
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11/2016: Teen Titans #2   -- 52,877 (- 26.0%)
12/2016: Teen Titans #3   -- 44,116 (- 16.6%)
01/2017: Teen Titans #4   -- 41,304 (-  6.4%)
02/2017: Teen Titans #5   -- 39,028 (-  5.5%)
03/2017: Teen Titans #6   -- 37,572 (-  3.7%)
04/2017: Teen Titans #7   -- 36,056 (-  4.0%)
05/2017: Teen Titans #8   -- 43,385 (+ 20.3%)
06/2017: Teen Titans #9   -- 36,058 (- 16.9%)
07/2017: Teen Titans #10  -- 35,308 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Teen Titans #11  -- 33,434 (-  5.3%)
09/2017: Teen Titans #12  -- 57,359 (+ 71.6%)
10/2017: Teen Titans #13  -- 32,058 (- 44.1%)
11/2017: Teen Titans #14  -- 30,596 (-  4.6%)
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6 months: - 29.5%
1 year  : - 42.1%
2 years : + 15.4%
5 years : - 23.0%
10 years: - 43.7%

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69, 73 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
11/2007: Raise the Flag #3 of 8 --  19,774
11/2012: Suicide Squad #14      --  63,691  [69,185]
11/2013: Suicide Squad #25      --  27,067 
11/2014: New Suicide Squad #4   --  34,920  [35,707]
11/2015: New Suicide Squad #14  --  32,925  [33,219]
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11/2016: Suicide Squad #6       --  61,973 (- 11.2%)
11/2016: Suicide Squad #7       --  59,452 (-  4.1%)
12/2016: Suicide Squad #8       --  59,967 (+  0.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #9       --  54,010 (-  9.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #10      --  53,649 (-  0.7%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #11      --  48,723 (-  9.2%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #12      --  46,860 (-  3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #13      --  45,064 (-  3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #14      --  43,388 (-  3.7%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #15      --  40,940 (-  5.6%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #16      --  41,929 (+  2.4%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #17      --  38,719 (-  7.7%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #18      --  38,401 (-  0.8%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #19      --  37,642 (-  2.0%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #20      --  37,532 (-  0.3%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #21      --  36,077 (-  3.9%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #22      --  35,719 (-  1.0%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #23      --  34,209 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #24      --  33,674 (-  1.6%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #25      --  33,553 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #26      --  50,527 (+ 50.6%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #27      --  31,754 (- 37.2%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #28      --  31,633 (-  0.4%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #29      --  30,113 (-  4.8%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #30      --  29,301 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.0%
1 year  : - 51.1%
2 years : - 10.6%
5 years : - 57.1%
10 years: + 50.2%

Those are biggish drops for a twice monthly at this stage of the game. 

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70 - SUPER SONS ($3.99)
02/2017: Super Sons #1  -- 99,380
03/2017: Super Sons #2  -- 51,723 (- 48.0%)
04/2017: Super Sons #3  -- 44,561 (- 13.8%)
05/2017: Super Sons #4  -- 39,412 (- 11.6%)
06/2017: Super Sons #5  -- 37,022 (-  6.1%)
07/2017: Super Sons #6  -- 35,461 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Super Sons #7  -- 34,165 (-  3.7%)
09/2017: Super Sons #8  -- 32,615 (-  4.5%)
10/2017: Super Sons #9  -- 31,677 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Super Sons #10 -- 30,051 (-  5.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.8%

There’s a Superman/Super Sons/Teen Titans crossover coming up in December/January, which ought to put a brief spring in the step of the latter two comics’ sales... 

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71 - HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA ($3.99)
10/2017: H&I meet B&V #1 of 6 -- 52,610 
11/2017: H&I meet B&V #2 of 6 -- 29,491 (- 43.9%) 

That’s a not-very-encouraging second-issue drop.

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74, 76 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
11/2007: JL of America #15   -- 100,234  
11/2013: JL of America #9    --  71,008 
11/2015: JL of America #5    --  52,604  [53,027]
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11/2016: JL of America #10   --  39,766 (- 11.0%)
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: Atom Rebirth #1     --  29,639 (- 25.5%)
01/2017: Vixen Rebirth #1    --  29,435 (-  0.7%)
01/2017: The Ray Rebirth #1  --  27,749 (-  5.7%)
01/2017: K Frost Rebirth #1  --  29,932 (+  7.9%)
02/2017: JLA Rebirth #1      --  80,737 (+ 59.0%)
02/2017: JL of America #1    -- 102,843 (+ 27.4%)
03/2017: JL of America #2    --  58,684 (- 42.9%)
03/2017: JL of America #3    --  53,354 (-  9.1%)
04/2017: JL of America #4    --  47,696 (- 10.6%)
04/2017: JL of America #5    --  45,697 (-  4.2%)
05/2017: JL of America #6    --  42,182 (-  7.7%)
05/2017: JL of America #7    --  40,970 (-  2.9%)
06/2017: JL of America #8    --  38,567 (-  5.3%)
06/2017: JL of America #9    --  37,567 (-  3.2%)
07/2017: JL of America #10   --  35,951 (-  4.3%)
07/2017: JL of America #11   --  35,164 (-  2.2%)
08/2017: JL of America #12   --  33,770 (-  4.0%)
08/2017: JL of America #13   --  32,602 (-  3.5%)
09/2017: JL of America #14   --  31,322 (-  3.9%)
09/2017: JL of America #15   --  30,900 (-  1.3%)
10/2017: JL of America #16   --  30,406 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: JL of America #17   --  29,825 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: JL of America #18   --  28,852 (-  3.3%)
11/2017: JL of America #19   --  28,092 (-  2.6%)
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6 months: - 31.5%
1 year  : - 28.4%
2 years : - 46.3%
10 years: - 71.6%

Poor sales for a comic with ‘Justice League’ in its title. 

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77, 80 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
11/2007: --
11/2012: Green Lantern #14  --  78,499
11/2013: Green Lantern #25  --  54,322 
11/2014: Green Lantern #36  --  46,157  [46,524]
11/2015: Green Lantern #46  --  38,976  [39,053]
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11/2016: Green Lanterns #10 --  46,306 (-  6.3%)
11/2016: Green Lanterns #11 --  44,703 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Green Lanterns #12 --  42,241 (-  5.5%)
12/2016: Green Lanterns #13 --  41,090 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #14 --  39,854 (-  3.0%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #15 --  38,571 (-  3.2%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #16 --  37,845 (-  1.9%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #17 --  36,636 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #18 --  35,824 (-  2.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #19 --  35,368 (-  1.3%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #20 --  34,224 (-  3.2%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #21 --  33,556 (-  2.0%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #22 --  32,686 (-  2.6%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #23 --  32,251 (-  1.3%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #24 --  31,683 (-  1.8%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #25 --  31,413 (-  0.9%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #26 --  31,045 (-  1.2%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #27 --  30,278 (-  2.5%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 --  30,024 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 --  29,451 (-  1.9%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 --  29,462 (+  0.0%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 --  28,997 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #32 --  28,775 (-  0.8%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #33 --  28,238 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34 --  27,959 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35 --  27,338 (-  2.2%)
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6 months: - 14.8%
1 year  : - 39.2%
2 years : - 29.2%
5 years : - 64.8%
10 years:    n.a.

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78 - TRINITY ($3.99)
11/2016: Trinity #3  --  58,253 (- 18.7%)
12/2016: Trinity #4  --  50,270 (- 13.7%)
01/2017: Trinity #5  --  46,204 (-  8.1%)
02/2017: Trinity #6  --  42,001 (-  9.1%)
03/2017: Trinity #7  --  39,380 (-  6.2%)
04/2017: Trinity #8  --  36,803 (-  6.5%)
05/2017: Trinity #9  --  34,317 (-  6.8%)
06/2017: Trinity #10 --  32,654 (-  4.8%)
07/2017: Trinity #11 --  31,274 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Trinity #12 --  30,215 (-  3.4%)
09/2017: Trinity #13 --  29,106 (-  3.7%)
10/2017: Trinity #14 --  27,968 (-  3.9%)
11/2017: Trinity #15 --  27,694 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.3%
1 year  : - 52.5%

Poor numbers for a comic that features DC’s three A-list super-heroes.

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81 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
10/2007: Aquaman SoA #57 -- 12,944
10/2012: Aquaman #13     -- 54,648
10/2013: Aquaman #24     -- 42,248 
10/2014: Aquaman #35     -- 32,238  [32,684]
10/2015: Aquaman #45     -- 25,495 
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10/2016: Aquaman #8      -- 44,551 (-  5.2%)
10/2016: Aquaman #9      -- 42,695 (-  4.2%)
11/2016: Aquaman #10     -- 39,816 (-  6.7%)
11/2016: Aquaman #11     -- 38,109 (-  4.3%)
12/2016: Aquaman #12     -- 35,571 (-  6.7%)
12/2016: Aquaman #13     -- 34,619 (-  2.7%)
01/2017: Aquaman #14     -- 33,377 (-  3.6%)
01/2017: Aquaman #15     -- 32,424 (-  2.9%)
02/2017: Aquaman #16     -- 31,408 (-  3.1%)
02/2017: Aquaman #17     -- 30,584 (-  2.6%)
03/2017: Aquaman #18     -- 30,044 (-  1.8%)
03/2017: Aquaman #19     -- 29,279 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Aquaman #20     -- 28,452 (-  2.8%)
04/2017: Aquaman #21     -- 27,837 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #22     -- 27,215 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #23     -- 26,841 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #24     -- 26,455 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #25     -- 27,793 (+  5.1%)
07/2017: Aquaman #26     -- 27,702 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Aquaman #27     -- 28,677 (+  3.5%)
09/2017: Aquaman #28     -- 28,081 (-  2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29     -- 27,559 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Aquaman #30     -- 27,243 (-  1.1%)
-----------------
6 months: +  0.8%
1 year  : - 30.1%
2 years : +  6.9%
5 years : - 50.1%
10 years: +110.5%

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86 - SUPER SONS ANNUAL ($4.99)
11/2017: Super Sons Annual #1 -- 25,362

DC continue their tradition of giving Annuals to their lower-selling titles. This was actually a fun story featuring super pets, but apparently there’s not enough angst in something like that for today’s ‘discerning’ comics readers.

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87 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
11/2007: Green Arrow/BC #2 -- 42,827
11/2012: Green Arrow #14   -- 21,825
11/2013: Green Arrow #25   -- 29,591 
11/2014: Green Arrow #36   -- 21,842 
11/2015: Green Arrow #46   -- 24,393 
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11/2016: Green Arrow #10   -- 43,355 (-  7.0%)
11/2016: Green Arrow #11   -- 41,576 (-  4.1%)
12/2016: Green Arrow #12   -- 38,515 (-  7.4%)
12/2016: Green Arrow #13   -- 37,365 (-  3.0%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #14   -- 35,733 (-  4.4%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #15   -- 34,590 (-  3.2%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #16   -- 33,371 (-  3.5%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #17   -- 32,392 (-  2.9%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #18   -- 31,838 (-  1.7%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #19   -- 30,984 (-  2.7%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #20   -- 30,216 (-  2.5%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #21   -- 29,993 (-  0.7%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #22   -- 28,931 (-  3.5%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #23   -- 28,291 (-  2.2%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #24   -- 27,737 (-  2.0%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #25   -- 27,388 (-  1.3%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #26   -- 27,285 (-  0.4%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #27   -- 26,715 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #28   -- 26,572 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #29   -- 26,455 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #30   -- 26,429 (-  0.1%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #31   -- 25,742 (-  2.6%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #32   -- 48,898 (+ 90.0%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #33   -- 25,963 (- 46.9%)
11/2017: Green Arrow #34   -- 25,181 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.0%
1 year  : - 40.7%
2 years : +  3.2%
5 years : + 15.4%
10 years: - 41.2%

Now serving up longbow justice on a monthly basis (along with a requisite price increase).

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89 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL ($4.99)
11/2017: JLA Annual #1 -- 24,462

Amazingly, someone at DC looked at the cratering sales of the regular JLA comic and said: “Let’s make an annual!”

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94 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
11/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 37,710
11/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #25 -- 30,632 
11/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #36 -- 19,245 
11/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #6    -- 19,857
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11/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #4  -- 36,740 (- 12.5%)
12/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #5  -- 32,860 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #6  -- 31,321 (-  4.7%)
02/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #7  -- 28,753 (-  8.2%)
03/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #8  -- 27,894 (-  3.0%)
04/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #9  -- 26,410 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #10 -- 25,977 (-  1.6%)
06/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 -- 25,185 (-  3.0%)
07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 -- 26,251 (+  4.2%)
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 -- 25,073 (-  4.5%)
09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 24,376 (-  2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 -- 23,680 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 23,610 (-  0.3%)
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6 months: -  9.1%
1 year  : - 35.7%
2 years : + 18.9%
5 years : - 37.4%

Only seventy fewer copies than last month, so I suppose that is something...

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98 - NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER ($3.99)
08/2017: NW New Order #1 of 6 -- 32,515 
09/2017: NW New Order #2 of 6 -- 25,027 (- 23.0%)
10/2017: NW New Order #3 of 6 -- 23,506 (-  6.1%)
11/2017: NW New Order #4 of 6 -- 22,488 (-  4.3%)

I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue.

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105 - AQUAMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2013: Aquaman Annual #1 -- 35,403
07/2014: Aquaman Annual #2 -- 26,433 (- 25.3%)
11/2017: Aquaman Annual #1 -- 21,598 (- 18.3%)

Down about 5.5K from the regular title.

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109 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
11/2012: Deathstroke #14 --  14,452 
11/2014: Deathstroke #2  --  36,356  [37,484] 
11/2015: Deathstroke #12 --  31,939  [32,568]
-----------------------------------
11/2016: Deathstroke #6  --  37,177 (- 13.7%)
11/2016: Deathstroke #7  --  35,782 (-  3.8%)
12/2016: Deathstroke #8  --  32,530 (-  9.1%)
12/2016: Deathstroke #9  --  31,519 (-  3.1%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #10 --  29,864 (-  5.3%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #11 --  28,625 (-  4.1%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #12 --  27,226 (-  4.9%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #13 --  26,328 (-  3.3%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #14 --  25,493 (-  3.2%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #15 --  24,746 (-  2.9%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #16 --  23,712 (-  4.2%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #17 --  23,449 (-  1.1%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #18 --  22,742 (-  3.0%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #19 --  34,772 (+ 52.9%)
06/2017: Deathstroke #20 --  24,743 (- 28.8%)
07/2017: Deathstroke #21 --  24,956 (+  0.9%)
08/2017: Deathstroke #22 --  23,713 (-  5.0%)
09/2017: Deathstroke #23 --  22,811 (-  3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 --  21,970 (-  3.7%)
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 --  20,899 (-  4.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.3%
1 year  : - 42.7%
2 years : - 35.8%
5 years : + 44.6%

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110 - GREEN ARROW ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2015: Green Arrow Annual #1 -- 18,009
11/2017: Green Arrow Annual #1 -- 20,372 (+ 13.1%)

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111 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
11/2012: Batgirl #14 --  77,468
11/2013: Batgirl #25 --  40,752 
11/2014: Batgirl #36 --  50,247  [50,992]
11/2015: --
-------------------------------
11/2016: Batgirl #5  --  35,210 (- 13.7%)
12/2016: Batgirl #6  --  31,294 (- 11.1%)
01/2017: Batgirl #7  --  28,712 (-  8.3%)
02/2017: Batgirl #8  --  26,539 (-  7.6%)
03/2017: Batgirl #9  --  25,469 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Batgirl #10 --  24,117 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: Batgirl #11 --  23,338 (-  3.2%)
06/2017: Batgirl #12 --  22,473 (-  3.7%)
07/2017: Batgirl #13 --  22,356 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Batgirl #14 --  22,593 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Batgirl #15 --  22,752 (+  0.7%)
10/2017: Batgirl #16 --  21,314 (-  6.3%)
11/2017: Batgirl #17 --  20,337 (-  4.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.9%
1 year  : - 42.2%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 73.7%

Dropping uncomfortably.

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112 - WONDER WOMAN/CONAN ($3.99)
09/2017: WW/Conan #1 of 6 -- 32,439
10/2017: WW/Conan #2 of 6 -- 22,195 (- 31.6%)
11/2017: WW/Conan #3 of 6 -- 20,103 (-  9.4%)

A typical third issue drop.

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114 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
11/2012: Unlimited #10     -- 19,004
11/2013: Universe #4       -- 16,889 
11/2014: Universe #16      -- 13,211 
11/2015: Batman Beyond #6  -- 27,778
------------------------------------
11/2016: Batman Beyond #2  -- 41,313 (- 38.0%)
12/2016: Batman Beyond #3  -- 32,916 (- 20.3%)
01/2017: Batman Beyond #4  -- 29,767 (-  9.6%)
02/2017: Batman Beyond #5  -- 27,495 (-  7.6%)
03/2017: Batman Beyond #6  -- 26,261 (-  4.5%)
04/2017: Batman Beyond #7  -- 24,789 (-  5.6%)
05/2017: Batman Beyond #8  -- 24,093 (-  2.8%)
06/2017: Batman Beyond #9  -- 23,370 (-  3.0%)
07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 -- 22,871 (-  2.1%)
08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 -- 21,640 (-  5.4%)
09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 -- 21,866 (+  1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 -- 20,464 (-  6.4%)
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 -- 19,181 (-  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.4%
1 year  : - 53.6%
2 years : - 30.9%
5 years : +  0.9%

I must admit I keep forgetting that DC is still publishing this title...
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115 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
11/2012: Batwoman #14 -- 36,395
11/2013: Batwoman #25 -- 25,987 
11/2014: Batwoman #36 -- 15,795 
-------------------------------
02/2017: Rebirth #1   -- 57,915 (+318.9%)
03/2017: Batwoman #1  -- 60,334 (+  4.2%)
04/2017: Batwoman #2  -- 36,563 (- 39.4%)
05/2017: Batwoman #3  -- 29,664 (- 18.9%)
06/2017: Batwoman #4  -- 26,782 (-  9.7%)
07/2017: Batwoman #5  -- 24,843 (-  7.2%)
08/2017: Batwoman #6  -- 22,362 (- 10.0%)
09/2017: Batwoman #7  -- 21,415 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: Batwoman #8  -- 20,364 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: Batwoman #9  -- 18,976 (-  6.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 52.2%
5 years : - 47.9%

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116 - BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS ($3.99)
03/2009: Year One #6 of 6        --  8,819 
------------------------------------------
11/2017: Cold Dead Hands #1 of 6 -- 18,750 (+112.6%)

The previous Black Lightning mini-series started at 13,804, so this is an improvement on that at least. But with a Black Lightning television show debuting in January, one might hope for better numbers here.

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117 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
02/2017: The Wild Storm #1  -- 54,442
03/2017: The Wild Storm #2  -- 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: The Wild Storm #3  -- 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: The Wild Storm #4  -- 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: The Wild Storm #5  -- 24,206 (-  5.3%)
07/2017: The Wild Storm #6  -- 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  -- 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8  -- 19,041 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: The Wild Storm #9  -- 18,608 (-  2.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.2%

The top-selling non-DCU title for November.

I’m presuming that this will run for its expected twenty-four issues, but after that I’d say that the future of this latest attempt to revive the WildStorm properties is uncertain.

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120 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
11/2007: Birds of Prey #112 --  25,117
11/2012: Birds of Prey #14  --  24,904
11/2013: Birds of Prey #25  --  22,751
--------------------------------------
11/2016: Batgirl & BoP #4   --  33,138 (- 17.2%)
12/2016: Batgirl & BoP #5   --  28,846 (- 13.0%)
01/2017: Batgirl & BoP #6   --  26,618 (-  7.7%)
02/2017: Batgirl & BoP #7   --  24,466 (-  8.1%)
03/2017: Batgirl & BoP #8   --  22,941 (-  6.2%)
04/2017: Batgirl & BoP #9   --  21,535 (-  6.1%)
05/2017: Batgirl & BoP #10  --  20,818 (-  3.3%)
06/2017: Batgirl & BoP #11  --  19,912 (-  4.4%)
07/2017: Batgirl & BoP #12  --  19,297 (-  3.1%)
08/2017: Batgirl & BoP #13  --  18,917 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Batgirl & BoP #14  --  18,572 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Batgirl & BoP #15  --  17,949 (-  3.4%)
11/2017: Batgirl & BoP #16  --  17,710 (-  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.9%
1 year  : - 46.6%
5 years : - 28.9%
10 years: - 29.5%

Part two of “Manslaughter,” in which the creative team are really hitting their stride. If you gave up on this BoP iteration, give it another chance and go and pick up issues #15-17.

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123 - MYSTIK U ($5.99)
11/2017: Mystic U #1 of 3 -- 17,141 

A bi-monthly, prestige format series starring young Zatanna. I suppose these sales are right in line with what one might expect for such a thing.

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129 - THE JETSONS ($3.99)
11/2017: Jetsons #1 of 6 -- 16,654

The latest in DC’s Hanna-Barbera reimaginings. The Jetsons haven’t been featured in a comic series since 1997’s The Flintstones and the Jetsons.

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133 - DOOM PATROL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
11/2016: Doom Patrol #3  -- 33,154 (- 20.4%)
12/2016: -- 
01/2017: Doom Patrol #4  -- 26,261 (- 20.8%)
02/2017: --
03/2017: Doom Patrol #5  -- 24,693 (-  6.0%)
04/2017: Doom Patrol #6  -- 21,954 (- 11.1%)
05/2017: --
06/2017: --
07/2017: Doom Patrol #7  -- 18,432 (- 16.0%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: Doom Patrol #8  -- 17,483 (-  5.1%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: Doom Patrol #9  -- 16,381 (-  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 50.6%

The schedule-slipping here is just embarrassing. 

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134 - THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH ($3.99)
11/2017: Demon Hell #1 of 6 -- 16,654

DC had been doing so well for a time, but now they’re back on another poor-selling, needless mini-series bender.

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142 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
11/2007: Hellblazer #238    -- 12,536
11/2012: Hellblazer #297    --  9,146
11/2013: Constantine #8     -- 20,981 
11/2014: Constantine #19    -- 15,716 
11/2015: The Hellblazer #6  -- 19,328 
-------------------------------------
11/2016: The Hellblazer #4  -- 28,882 (- 14.0%)
12/2016: The Hellblazer #5  -- 25,780 (- 10.7%)
01/2017: The Hellblazer #6  -- 23,349 (-  9.4%)
02/2017: The Hellblazer #7  -- 21,450 (-  8.1%)
03/2017: The Hellblazer #8  -- 20,510 (-  4.4%)
04/2017: The Hellblazer #9  -- 19,115 (-  6.8%)
05/2017: The Hellblazer #10 -- 18,370 (-  3.9%)
06/2017: The Hellblazer #11 -- 17,585 (-  4.3%)
07/2017: The Hellblazer #12 -- 17,111 (-  2.7%)
08/2017: The Hellblazer #13 -- 16,111 (-  5.8%)
09/2017: The Hellblazer #14 -- 15,431 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: The Hellblazer #15 -- 15,035 (-  2.6%)
11/2017: The Hellblazer #16 -- 13,988 (-  7.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.9%
1 year  : - 51.6%
2 years : - 27.6%
5 years : + 52.9%
10 years: + 11.6%

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143 - BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)
05/2017: Bane Conq #1 of 12 -- 41,709
06/2017: Bane Conq #2 of 12 -- 25,142 (- 39.7%)
07/2017: Bane Conq #3 of 12 -- 20,287 (- 19.3%)
08/2017: Bane Conq #4 of 12 -- 17,615 (- 13.2%)
09/2017: Bane Conq #5 of 12 -- 15,768 (- 10.5%)
10/2017: Bane Conq #6 of 12 -- 14,739 (-  6.5%)
11/2017: Bane Conq #7 of 12 -- 13,719 (-  6.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 67.1%

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147 - BATMAN: THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING ($12.99)
11/2017: Batman Dark Prince #1 of 2 -- 13,257

I have no idea why this hardcover Batman story by Enrico Marini is on the comics chart rather than the graphic novels chart (where it easily would have been the #1 graphic novel for November). With is $13 price tag, this is #32 in dollar sales on the comics chart.

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153 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
11/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #7  -- 21,983 (-  7.6%)
12/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #8  -- 20,126 (-  8.4%)
01/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #9  -- 19,208 (-  4.6%)
02/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #10 -- 17,993 (-  6.3%)
03/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #11 -- 17,281 (-  4.0%)
04/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #12 -- 16,492 (-  4.6%)
05/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #13 -- 16,016 (-  2.9%)
06/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #14 -- 15,500 (-  3.2%)
07/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #15 -- 14,931 (-  3.7%)
08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 -- 14,309 (-  4.2%)
09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 -- 13,866 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 -- 13,478 (-  2.8%)
11/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #19 -- 12,974 (-  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.0%
1 year  : - 41.0%

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156, 188 - GOTHAM CITY GARAGE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #1 of 12 -- 24,333 
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #2 of 12 -- 15,418 (- 40.3%) 
11/2017: Gotham City Garage #3 of 12 -- 12,765 (- 17.2%) 
11/2017: Gotham City Garage #4 of 12 -- 10,689 (- 16.3%) 

Not sure if this was originally pitched as a limited series or not, but it will be done by the end of March.

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159 - RAGMAN ($2.99)
10/2017: Ragman #1 of 6 -- 17,220 
11/2017: Ragman #2 of 6 -- 12,507 (- 27.4) 

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160, 166 - BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
11/2015: Bombshells #4  --  27,239 
11/2015: Bombshells #5  --  25,335 
----------------------------------
11/2016: Bombshells #19 --  15,452 (-  3.7%)
12/2016: Bombshells #20 --  14,428 (-  6.6%)
01/2017: Bombshells #21 --  13,748 (-  4.7%)
02/2017: Bombshells #22 --  13,204 (-  4.0%)
03/2017: Bombshells #23 --  12,794 (-  3.1%)
03/2017: Bombshells #24 --  12,525 (-  2.1%)
04/2017: Bombshells #25 --  12,499 (-  0.2%)
05/2017: Bombshells #26 --  13,325 (+  6.6%)
05/2017: Bombshells #27 --  12,917 (-  3.1%)
06/2017: Bombshells #28 --  12,011 (-  7.0%)
06/2017: Bombshells #29 --  11,858 (-  1.3%)
07/2017: Bombshells #30 --  11,970 (+  0.9%)
07/2017: Bombshells #31 --  11,869 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #32 --  12,079 (+  1.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #33 --  11,652 (-  3.5%)
09/2017: Bomb United #1 --  22,177 (+ 90.3%)
09/2017: Bomb United #2 --  14,388 (- 35.1%)
10/2017: Bomb United #3 --  13,317 (-  7.4%)
10/2017: Bomb United #4 --  12,874 (-  3.3%)
11/2017: Bomb United #5 --  12,504 (-  2.9%)
12/2017: Bomb United #6 --  12,043 (-  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.5%
1 year  : - 20.6%
2 years : - 53.3%

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163 - SUPERWOMAN ($3.99)
11/2016: Superwoman #4  --  30,070 (- 25.9%)   
12/2016: Superwoman #5  --  24,761 (- 17.7%)   
01/2017: Superwoman #6  --  23,065 (-  6.8%)   
02/2017: Superwoman #7  --  20,435 (- 11.4%)   
03/2017: Superwoman #8  --  18,857 (-  7.7%)   
04/2017: Superwoman #9  --  17,836 (-  5.4%)   
05/2017: Superwoman #10 --  17,068 (-  4.3%)   
06/2017: Superwoman #11 --  16,137 (-  5.5%)   
07/2017: Superwoman #12 --  15,209 (-  5.8%)   
08/2017: Superwoman #13 --  14,181 (-  6.8%)   
09/2017: Superwoman #14 --  13,343 (-  5.9%)   
10/2017: Superwoman #15 --  13,039 (-  2.3%)   
11/2017: Superwoman #16 --  12,232 (-  6.2%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 28.3%
1 year  : - 59.3%

Ending in January.

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169, 175 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
11/2013: Injustice #11    -- 22,704 
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #3  -- 17,243 
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #4  -- 16,471 
11/2015: -- 
-----------------------------------
11/2016: --
12/2016: Ground Zero #1   -- 17,513 (+ 42.2%)
12/2016: Ground Zero #2   -- 13,406 (- 23.5%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #3   -- 11,980 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #4   -- 11,927 (-  0.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #5   -- 11,043 (-  7.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #6   -- 11,110 (+  0.6%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #7   -- 10,920 (-  1.7%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #8   -- 10,670 (-  2.3%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #9   -- 10,669 (-  0.0%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #10  -- 10,466 (-  1.9%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #11  -- 10,231 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #12  -- 10,025 (-  2.0%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #1   -- 24,325 (+142.6%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #2   -- 13,557 (- 44.3%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #3   -- 13,645 (+  0.6%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #4   -- 13,342 (-  2.2%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #5   -- 13,960 (+  4.6%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #6   -- 13,372 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #7   -- 13,272 (-  0.7%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #8   -- 13,104 (-  1.3%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #9   -- 12,783 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #10  -- 12,390 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #11  -- 12,356 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #12  -- 12,022 (-  2.7%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #13  -- 11,899 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #14  -- 11,543 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.4%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.

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161 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS ($3.99)
11/2016: Future Quest #7  -- 19,910 (- 10.0%)
12/2016: Future Quest #8  -- 18,296 (-  8.1%)
01/2017: Future Quest #9  -- 17,089 (-  6.6%)
02/2017: Future Quest #10 -- 16,246 (-  4.9%)
03/2017: Future Quest #11 -- 15,750 (-  3.1%)
04/2017: --
05/2017: Future Quest #12 -- 15,528 (-  1.4%)
06/2017: --
07/2017: --
08/2017: FQ Presents #1   -- 18,347 (+ 18.2%)
09/2017: FQ Presents #2   -- 13,783 (- 24.9%)
10/2017: FQ Presents #3   -- 12,788 (-  7.2%)
11/2017: FQ Presents #4   -- 11,721 (-  8.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 24.5%
1 year  : - 41.1%

Hardly seems worth fighting a trademark battle over...

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178 - INJUSTICE ANNUAL ($4.99)
11/2013: Injustice Year 1 Annual -- 21,764 
10/2014: Injustice Year 2 Annual -- 17,086 (- 21.5%) 
04/2015: Injustice Year 3 Annual -- 14,905 (- 12.8%) 
12/2015: Injustice Year 4 Annual -- 13,372 (- 10.3%) 
11/2016: Injustice Year 5 Annual -- 12,277 (-  8.2%) 
11/2017: Injustice 2 Annual #1   -- 11,278 (-  8.1%) 
-----------------
1 year  : -  8.1%

A rare case of the Annual selling nearly as much as the regular series.

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180 - THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE ($3.99)
01/2017: Kamandi Challenge #1 of 12  -- 23,576
02/2017: Kamandi Challenge #2 of 12  -- 16,650 (- 29.4%)
03/2017: Kamandi Challenge #3 of 12  -- 15,446 (-  7.2%)
04/2017: Kamandi Challenge #4 of 12  -- 14,205 (-  8.0%)
05/2017: Kamandi Challenge #5 of 12  -- 13,504 (-  4.9%)
06/2017: Kamandi Challenge #6 of 12  -- 12,860 (-  4.8%)
07/2017: Kamandi Challenge #7 of 12  -- 12,451 (-  3.2%)
08/2017: Kamandi Challenge #8 of 12  -- 12,030 (-  3.4%)
09/2017: Kamandi Challenge #9 of 12  -- 11,844 (-  1.5%)
10/2017: Kamandi Challenge #10 of 12 -- 11,246 (-  5.0%)
11/2017: Kamandi Challenge #11 of 12 -- 11,046 (-  1.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.2%

Sales have leveled out near the end.

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At #182 on the chart is a Director’s Cut edition of the two Metal prequels: Dark Days The Forge and Dark Days The Casting, combined into one $7.99 edition with 10,997 in sales. (Not included in the summary statistics below.)

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184 - NEW SUPER-MAN ($3.99)
11/2016: New Super-Man #5  --  25,378 (- 19.9%)
12/2016: New Super-Man #6  --  21,000 (- 17.3%)
01/2017: New Super-Man #7  --  18,959 (-  9.7%)
02/2017: New Super-Man #8  --  16,962 (- 10.5%)
03/2017: New Super-Man #9  --  15,576 (-  8.2%)
04/2017: New Super-Man #10 --  14,748 (-  5.3%)
05/2017: New Super-Man #11 --  13,995 (-  5.1%)
06/2017: New Super-Man #12 --  13,610 (-  2.8%)
07/2017: New Super-Man #13 --  12,951 (-  4.8%)
08/2017: New Super-Man #14 --  12,339 (-  4.7%)
09/2017: New Super-Man #15 --  12,431 (+  0.7%)
10/2017: New Super-Man #16 --  11,543 (-  7.1%)
11/2017: New Super-Man #17 --  10,844 (-  6.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 22.5%
1 year  : - 57.3%

Not being cancelled, but instead getting a soft reboot in February and re-branded as New Super-Man and the Justice League of China. So there must be some kind of activity on this in another sales channel somewhere...

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192 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 

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184 - CYBORG ($3.99)
11/2015: --
-----------------------------
11/2016: Cyborg #4  -- 28,303 (- 20.8%)
11/2016: Cyborg #5  -- 25,772 (-  8.9%)
12/2016: Cyborg #6  -- 21,287 (- 17.4%)
12/2016: Cyborg #7  -- 19,788 (-  7.0%)
01/2017: Cyborg #8  -- 18,562 (-  6.2%)
02/2017: Cyborg #9  -- 16,274 (- 12.3%)
03/2017: Cyborg #10 -- 14,977 (-  8.0%)
04/2017: Cyborg #11 -- 13,677 (-  8.7%)
05/2017: Cyborg #12 -- 12,929 (-  5.5%)
06/2017: Cyborg #13 -- 12,076 (-  6.6%)
07/2017: Cyborg #14 -- 11,536 (-  4.5%)
08/2017: Cyborg #15 -- 10,949 (-  5.1%)
09/2017: Cyborg #16 -- 10,385 (-  5.2%)
10/2017: Cyborg #17 --  9,945 (-  4.2%)
11/2017: Cyborg #18 -- 10,176 (+  2.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.3%
1 year  : - 62.4%
2 years :    n.a.

A slight rebound, but too little too late as the series is ending in January.

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202 - BLUE BEETLE ($3.99)
11/2007: Blue Beetle #21 -- 15,645
11/2012: Blue Beetle #14 -- 12,508
----------------------------------
11/2016: Blue Beetle #3  -- 25,300 (- 31.2%)   
12/2016: Blue Beetle #4  -- 20,811 (- 17.7%)   
01/2017: Blue Beetle #5  -- 18,104 (- 13.0%)   
02/2017: Blue Beetle #6  -- 15,906 (- 12.1%)   
03/2017: Blue Beetle #7  -- 14,690 (-  7.6%)   
04/2017: Blue Beetle #8  -- 13,406 (-  8.7%)   
05/2017: Blue Beetle #9  -- 12,939 (-  3.5%)   
06/2017: Blue Beetle #10 -- 12,399 (-  4.2%)   
07/2017: Blue Beetle #11 -- 12,075 (-  2.6%)   
08/2017: Blue Beetle #12 -- 11,574 (-  4.1%)   
09/2017: Blue Beetle #13 -- 10,879 (-  6.0%)   
10/2017: Blue Beetle #14 -- 10,379 (-  4.6%)   
11/2017: Blue Beetle #15 --  9,667 (-  6.9%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 25.3%
1 year  : - 61.8%
5 years : - 22.7%
10 years: - 38.2%

Ending in February.

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206 - IMAGINARY FIENDS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2017: Imaginary Fiends #1 of 6 -- 9,604

Quit trying to make Vertigo happen, DC.

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207 - NEW TALENT SHOWCASE ($7.99)
11/2016: New Talent Showcase 2016 -- 12,451   
11/2017: New Talent Showcase 2017 --  9,415 (- 24.4%)   
-----------------
1 year  : - 24.4%

I suppose that sales aren’t really the point here.

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213 - 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%)
07/2017: Bug #3 of 6 -- 11,176 (-  5.9%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: Bug #4 of 6 -- 10,068 (-  9.9%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: Bug #5 of 6 --  9,043 (- 10.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 50.5%

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216 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2007: -- 
11/2012: --
11/2013: Astro City #6   -- 16,031 
11/2014: Astro City #17  -- 12,055 
11/2015: Astro City #29  -- 10,748 
----------------------------------
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: Astro City #41  -- 10,066 (+ 5.2%)
03/2017: Astro City #42  --  9,481 (- 5.8%)
04/2017: Astro City #43  --  9,309 (- 1.8%)
05/2017: Astro City #44  --  9,318 (+ 0.1%)
06/2017: Astro City #45  --  9,224 (- 1.0%)
07/2017: --
08/2017: Astro City #46  --  9,168 (- 0.6%)
09/2017: Astro City #47  --  9,246 (+ 0.9%)
10/2017: Astro City #48  --  9,140 (- 1.1%)
11/2017: Astro City #49  --  8,938 (- 2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  4.1%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 16.8%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.

Maybe if Astro City switched back to a mini-series format it would do a bit better?

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255 - DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY ($3.99)
09/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #1 of 6 -- 13,525
10/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #2 of 6 --  8,539 (- 36.9%)
11/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #3 of 6 --  6,416 (- 24.9%)

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283 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
11/2013: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #1  -- 14,340
11/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7  --  7,530 
11/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #13 --  8,008
-----------------------------------------
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #20 --  7,708 (+  3.2%)
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21 -- 14,270 (+ 85.1%)
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22 --  6,521 (- 54.3%)
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23 --  5,959 (-  8.6%)
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24 --  6,316 (+  6.0%)
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25 --  6,940 (+  9.9%)
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26 --  5,998 (- 13.6%)
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27 --  6,281 (+  4.7%)
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 --  6,028 (-  4.0%)
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 --  5,778 (-  4.1%)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 --  5,760 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 --  5,757 (-  0.1%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32 --  5,207 (-  9.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.2%
1 Year  : - 32.4%
2 Years : - 35.0%

Teaming up with Atom Ant, who is about 500 fewer copies less popular than last month’s The Atom.

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+300 - THE RUFF & REDDY SHOW ($3.99)
10/2017: Ruff & Reddy #1 of 6 -- 8,777
11/2017: Ruff & Reddy #2 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,763)

Well that’s pretty much a disaster...

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+300 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
11/2007: Scooby-Doo #126               -- 4,237
11/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #27 -- 5,032
11/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #39 -- ????? 
11/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #51 -- ????? (< 5,214)
11/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #63 -- 5,215 
-----------------------------------------------
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #75 -- 4,920 (-  1.0%)    
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #76 -- 4,805 (-  2.3%)    
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #77 -- 4,557 (-  5.2%)    
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #78 -- 4,362 (-  4.3%)    
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #79 -- ????? (< 4,812)    
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #80 -- 4,416     
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #81 -- ????? (< 5,254)    
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #82 -- ????? (< 4,739)    
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #83 -- ????? (< 4,435)    
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #84 -- ????? (< 5,621)    
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #85 -- 4,209     
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #86 -- 4,237 (+  0.7%)    
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #87 -- ????? (< 4,763)    
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :   ????%
5 years :   ????%
10 years:   ????%

Sales on Scooby-Doo may have gone up this month, but we’ll never know because the Top 300 cutoff was significantly higher in this five-week November than it has been in the past couple of months...

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+300 - THE AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW (Vertigo) ($3.99)
07/2017: Those Above #1 of 6  -- 12,575 (+ 58.4%)   
08/2017: Those Above #2 of 6  --  ????? (< 5,621)   
09/2017: Those Above #3 of 6  --  ????? (< 4,053)   
10/2017: --
11/2017: Those Above #4 of 6  --  ????? (< 4,763)   

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+300 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
11/2007: Looney Tunes #156 -- ?????
11/2012: --
11/2013: --
11/2014: -- 
11/2015: --
-----------------------------------
11/2016: --
12/2016: Looney Tunes #234 -- ????? (< 3,954)
01/2017: Looney Tunes #235 -- ????? (< 3,971)
02/2017: --
03/2017: Looney Tunes #236 -- ????? (< 4,812)
04/2017: --
05/2017: Looney Tunes #237 -- ????? (< 5,254)
06/2017: --
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)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:   ????%

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

DC COMICS
10/2007: 29,427
11/2012: 34,272
11/2013: 32,664 
11/2014: 28,654 **
11/2015: 30,743
---------------
11/2016: 36,894 (- 10.6%) **
12/2016: 35,265 (-  4.4%) **
01/2017: 34,011 (-  3.6%) **
02/2017: 32,473 (-  4.5%) **
03/2017: 30,466 (-  6.2%) **
04/2017: 32,870 (+  7.9%) **
05/2017: 32,122 (-  2.3%) **
06/2017: 30,480 (-  5.1%) **
07/2017: 30,743 (+  0.9%) **
08/2017: 30,478 (-  0.9%) **
09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+  2.4%) **
11/2017: 32,415 (-  6.9%) **
-----------------
6 months: +  0.9%
1 year  : - 12.1%
2 years : +  5.4%
5 years : -  5.4%
10 years: + 10.2%


DC UNIVERSE
11/2007: 37,257 
11/2012: 36,585
11/2013: 35,282 
11/2014: 36,710 
11/2015: 38,396
---------------
11/2016: 45,659 (- 16.2%)
12/2016: 45,125 (-  1.2%)
01/2017: 40,979 (-  9.2%)
02/2017: 40,430 (-  1.3%)
03/2017: 39,458 (-  2.4%)
04/2017: 41,600 (+  5.4%)
05/2017: 39,993 (-  3.9%)
06/2017: 37,789 (-  5.5%)
07/2017: 37,764 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: 35,921 (-  4.9%)
09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+  0.4%)
11/2017: 39,600 (-  5.5%)
-----------------
6 months: -  1.0%
1 year  : - 13.3%
2 years : +  3.1%
5 years : +  8.2%
10 years: +  6.3%


WILDSTORM
11/2007: 15,109 
---------------
02/2017: 54,442
03/2017: 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: 24,206 (-  5.3%)
07/2017: 22,640 (-  6.5%)
08/2017: --
09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
11/2017: 14,474 (- 12.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 43.4%
10 years: -  4.2%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
11/2007: 10,946
11/2012: 11,487
11/2013: 13,958 
11/2014:  8,511 **
11/2015:  9,780
---------------
11/2016: 14,623 (+  0.7%) **
12/2016:  9,177 (- 37.2%) **
01/2017: 10,652 (+ 16.1%) **
02/2017:  8,434 (- 20.8%) **
03/2017: 10,102 (+ 19.8%) **
04/2017:  8,994 (- 11.0%) **
05/2017:  9,315 (+  3.6%) **
06/2017:  8,142 (- 12.6%) **
07/2017:  9,751 (+ 19.8%) **
08/2017:  6,959 (- 28.6%) **
09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017:  6,998 (- 18.4%) **
11/2017:  9,604 (+ 37.2%) **
-----------------
6 months: +  3.1%
1 year  : - 34.3%
2 years : -  1.8%
5 years : - 16.4%
10 years: - 12.3%

Young Animal average (2 comics): 12,712; Vertigo average (3 comics): 7,532**

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
11/2007: 2,648,386
11/2012: 2,506,514
11/2013: 2,286,284
11/2014: 2,378,297 **
11/2015: 2,305,737  
------------------
11/2016: 3,025,276 (- 13.8%) **
12/2016: 2,926,973 (-  3.2%) **  
01/2017: 2,856,889 (-  2.4%) **  
02/2017: 2,662,746 (-  6.8%) **
03/2017: 2,711,448 (+  1.8%) **
04/2017: 2,465,239 (-  9.1%) **
05/2017: 2,569,767 (-  9.1%) **
06/2017: 2,529,852 (-  1.6%) **
07/2017: 2,121,295 (- 16.1%) **
08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **
09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+  3.7%) **
11/2017: 2,917,319 (+  8.9%) **
-----------------
6 months: + 13.5%
1 year  : -  3.6%
2 years : + 26.5%
5 years : + 16.4%
10 years: + 10.2%

That makes for four straight months of gross sales growth, though November was helped by it being a five-Wednesday month and DC offering thirteen more titles than in October.

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6 month comparisons
===================

+ 51.8% - Supergirl
+ 39.8% - Action Comics
+ 35.3% - Hal Jordan & GLC
+ 30.6% - Justice League
+  0.8% - Aquaman
-  3.3% - Detective Comics
-  4.1% - Astro City
-  6.5% - Bombshells
-  9.1% - Wonder Woman
-  9.1% - Red Hood & Outlaws
-  9.6% - Superman
- 12.0% - Green Arrow
- 12.9% - Batgirl
- 13.2% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 14.8% - Green Lanterns
- 14.9% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 15.9% - Harley Quinn
- 17.8% - Nightwing
- 18.2% - Kamandi Challenge
- 19.0% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 19.3% - Trinity
- 19.4% - Injustice 
- 20.4% - Batman Beyond
- 21.3% - Cyborg
- 22.5% - New Super-Man
- 23.0% - Suicide Squad
- 23.8% - Super Sons
- 23.9% - The Hellblazer
- 24.5% - Future Quest
- 25.3% - Blue Beetle
- 26.0% - Titans
- 27.2% - The Wild Storm
- 27.3% - Deathstroke
- 28.3% - Superwoman
- 29.5% - Teen Titans
- 31.5% - Batman
- 31.5% - Justice League of America
- 50.5% - Bug
- 52.2% - Batwoman
- 54.7% - Flash
- 67.1% - Bane Conquest


1 year comparisons
===================

+ 21.0% - Action Comics
+  2.2% - Hal Jordan & GLC
-  8.0% - Supergirl
-  8.1% - Injustice Annual
-  8.2% - Justice League
- 16.6% - Batman Annual
- 18.3% - Batman
- 20.6% - Bombshells
- 22.6% - Detective Comics
- 24.4% - New Talent Showcase
- 28.4% - Justice League of America
- 28.6% - Superman
- 28.9% - Flash
- 30.1% - Aquaman
- 32.4% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 33.2% - Wonder Woman
- 35.3% - Titans
- 35.7% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 37.8% - Harley Quinn
- 39.2% - Geen Lanterns
- 40.7% - Green Arrow
- 41.0% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 41.1% - Future Quest 
- 42.1% - Teen Titans
- 42.2% - Batgirl
- 42.7% - Deathstroke
- 43.5% - Nightwing
- 46.6% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 50.6% - Doom Patrol
- 51.1% - Suicide Squad
- 51.6% - The Hellblazer
- 52.5% - Trinity
- 53.6% - Batman Beyond
- 57.3% - New Super-Man
- 59.3% - Superwoman
- 61.8% - Blue Beetle
- 62.4% - Cyborg


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

+ 67.7% - Action Comics
+ 51.2% - Titans
+ 34.7% - Flash 
+ 18.9% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+ 16.1% - Detective Comics
+ 15.8% - Wonder Woman
+ 11.7% - Superman
+  6.9% - Aquaman
+  3.2% - Green Arrow
-  4.3% - Nightwing (Grayson)
-  9.9% - Batman
- 10.6% - Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
- 16.8% - Astro City
- 27.6% - The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
- 29.2% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 30.9% - Batman Beyond
- 35.0% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
- 35.8% - Deathstroke
- 41.2% - Harley Quinn
- 46.3% - Justice League of America
- 53.3% - Bombshells


5 year comparisons
===================

+ 52.9% - Hellblazer
+ 44.6% - Deathstroke
+ 15.4% - Green Arrow
+  9.7% - Supergirl
+  3.0% - Flash
+  0.9% - Batman Beyond
-  5.8% - Wonder Woman
-  6.4% - Action Comics
-  8.6% - Green Lantern Corps
- 11.3% - Superman
- 22.7% - Blue Beetle
- 23.0% - Teen Titans
- 26.4% - Detective Comics
- 28.9% - Birds of Prey
- 35.6% - Justice League
- 37.4% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 39.2% - Nightwing
- 39.2% - Batman
- 47.9% - Batwoman
- 50.1% - Aquaman
- 57.1% - Suicide Squad
- 64.8% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 73.7% - Batgirl


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

+110.5% - Aquaman
+ 50.2% - Suicide Squad
+ 20.7% - Batman
+ 11.6% - Hellblazer
+ 10.3% - Action Comics
+  6.4% - Flash
-  3.6% - Superman
- 15.9% - Detective Comics
- 23.3% - Green Lantern Corps
- 24.5% - Supergirl
- 24.8% - Wonder Woman
- 29.5% - Birds of Prey
- 38.2% - Blue Beetle
- 41.1% - Nightwing
- 41.2% - Green Arrow
- 43.7% - Teen Titans
- 71.6% - Justice League of America


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

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

DCU: Average: 39,600. Median: 29,771. No.: 68. Total: 2,692,786

6.0 - Doomsday Clock
2.7 - Batman Who Laughs
2.6 - Batman Lost
2.5 - Batman (35)
2.4 - Batman (34)
2.4 - Batman The Devastator
2.0 - Action Comics (991)
1.9 - Batman Annual
1.9 - Justice League (32)
1.8 - Justice League (33)
1.8 - Batman White Knight
1.4 - Hal Jordan & GLC (32)
1.4 - Detective Comics (968)
1.3 - Detective Comics (969)
1.3 - Flash (34)
1.2 - Flash (35)
1.2 - Superman (34)
1.1 - Superman (35)
1.1 - Action Comics (992)
1.0 - Wonder Woman (34)
1.0 - Mister Miracle
1.0 - Wonder Woman (35)
0.9 - Batman Creature of the Night 
0.9 - Deadman
0.9 - Harley Quinn (31)
0.9 - Harley Quinn (32)
0.9 - Supergirl
0.9 - Titans
0.8 - Hal Jordan & GLC (33)
0.8 - Nightwing (32)
0.8 - Teen Titans
0.8 - Nightwing (33)
0.8 - Suicide Squad (29)
0.8 - Super Sons
0.7 - Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica
0.7 - Suicide Squad (30)
0.7 - Justice League of America (18)
0.7 - Justice League of America (19)
0.7 - Green Lanterns (34)
0.7 - Trinity
0.7 - Green Lanterns (35)
0.7 - Aquaman
0.6 - Super Sons Annual
0.6 - Green Arrow
0.6 - Justice League of America Annual
0.6 - Red Hood and the Outlaws
0.6 - Nightwing New World Order
0.5 - Aquaman Annual
0.5 - Deathstroke
0.5 - Green Arrow Annual
0.5 - Batgirl
0.5 - Wonder Woman/Conan
0.5 - Batman Beyond
0.5 - Batwoman
0.5 - Black Lightning Cold Dead Hands
0.4 - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
0.4 - Mystik U
0.4 - Demon Hell Is Earth
0.4 - The Hellblazer
0.3 - Bane Conquest
0.3 - Batman Dark Prince Charming
0.3 - Ragman
0.3 - Superwoman
0.3 - Kamandi Challenge
0.3 - New Super-Man
0.3 - Cyborg
0.2 - Blue Beetle
0.2 - New Talent Showcase


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 9,604**. Median: 9,043**. No.: 5. Total: 48,019**

1.7 - Doom Patrol
1.0 - Imaginary Fiends
0.9 - Bug
0.9 - Astro City
0.4 - American Way **


WildStorm: Average: 14,474. Median: 14,474. No.: 2. Total: 28,947

1.3 - The Wild Storm
0.7 - The Wild Storm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 9,604**. Median: 11,543**. No.: 15. Total: 147,567**

1.7 - The Jetsons
1.3 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.3 - Gotham City Garage (3)
1.3 - Bombshells United (5)
1.2 - Bombshells United (6)
1.2 - Injustice 2 (13)
1.2 - Future Quest Presents
1.2 - Injustice 2 (14)
1.1 - Injustice 2 Annual
1.1 - Gotham City Garage (4)
0.7 - Dastardly & Muttley
0.5 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.5 - The Ruff & Ready Show **
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You? **
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 Electrical Workers; or my former neighbor's dog Miles.



The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts here 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 January 7, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.



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