Monday, May 21, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: April 2018 - Millennium

Action Comics #1000
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

April saw the release of Action Comics #1000, celebrating not only the Millennial issue but also the 80th anniversary of Superman. Sales, to no one’s surprise, were large.

April also give us an opportunity to see where things stand with DC’s Rebirth, as the two-year percentage figures give us a comparison between the next to last month of the New 52 era and an fairly ordinary month for most current DC titles (Action Comics being the obvious exception!)

So let’s take a look:

Green Arrow: + 0.5%
Aquaman: + 7.4%
Batman: + 9.1%
Superman: + 10.8%
Wonder Woman: + 15.7%
Detective Comics: + 17.1%
Teen Titans: + 18.8%
Flash: + 29.4%
Green Lantern Corps: + 44.8%
Deathstroke: + 56.7% *

Red Hood: - 0.6%
Nightwing: - 4.5%
Batman Beyond: - 9.6%
Suicide Squad: - 11.0%
Hellblazer: - 22.4%
Batgirl: - 24.4% **
Green Lanterns: - 25.9%
Justice League: - 39.3%
Harley Quinn: - 44.3%
Cyborg: - 45.7% 

(Deathstroke begins a Batman arc this month, making it not an ordinary month. Batgirl comparison here is only with issue #51, and not including the delayed issue #50 that also came out in April 2016).

A mixed bag then, with an equal number of titles in the positive and negative camps. We could go to the average and total sales comparisons for the DCU titles for another look, but those are skewed this month due to Action #1000.


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 - ACTION COMICS ($7.99)
04/2003: Action Comics #802  --  32,126
04/2008: Action Comics #863  --  56,882
04/2008: Action Comics #864  --  48,438
04/2013: Action Comics #19   --  52,007 
04/2014: Action Comics #30   --  37,809  [39,088]
04/2015: --
04/2016: Action Comics #51   --  32,167
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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 (- 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 (+756.7%)
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6 months: + 432.2%
1 year  : + 929.0%
2 years : +1296.3%
5 years : + 764.9%
10 years: + 754.1%
15 years: +1300.1%

You might be wondering why DC previously announced that Action #1000 had sold over 500K copies, when the Diamond-NA estimates come in at ‘only’ 450K?  that’s because the Diamond-NA numbers only count those sales made through Diamond-NA! They don’t count digital sales, or sales through Diamond-UK, etc. It is entirely likely that there’d be another 50K in sales from Diamond-UK. 

Oh, and that’s a heckuva lot of comics sold, though realize that there were a ton of variants, both free-to-order and retailer incentive covers. 

It gives a target for Detective to aim for when it hits #1000, likely sometime next year...

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5, 7 - BATMAN ($2.99)
04/2003: Batman #614    -- 153,129 [164,858]  
04/2008: Batman #675    --  71,138  
04/2013: Batman #19     -- 132,147 
04/2014: Batman #30     -- 108,998 [111,778]
04/2015: Batman #40     -- 131,128 [154,764]
04/2016: Batman #51     -- 101,922
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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%) 
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 (+ 37.3%) 
04/2018: Batman #45     --  96,448 (- 23.4%) 
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6 months: +  7.5%
1 year  : + 13.6%
2 years : +  9.1%
5 years : - 15.9%
10 years: + 56.2%
15 years: - 32.6%

I’m really not sure of why there’s a sudden spike in Batman sales for issue #44; I assume it is somehow wedding related?

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11 - BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT ($3.99)
10/2017: White Knight #1 of 8 -- 86,791           [100,560]
11/2017: White Knight #2 of 8 -- 69,668 (- 17.0%)  [83,456]
12/2017: White Knight #3 of 8 -- 72,679 (+  3.3%)  [86,176]
01/2018: White Knight #4 of 8 -- 73,043 (- 10.0%)  [77,571]
02/2018: White Knight #5 of 8 -- 77,373 (-  0.3%) 
03/2018: White Knight #6 of 8 -- 75,396 (-  1.6%)  [76,157]
04/2018: White Knight #7 of 8 -- 73,194 (-  3.9%) 
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6 months: - 27.2%

First month sales for White Knight for issues #2-7 have been with about 10% of each other, remarkable for any mini-series, especially an Elseworlds (even one featuring Batman!)

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20, 21 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
04/2003: Detective Comics #781 --  38,236
04/2008: Detective Comics #843 --  48,431
04/2013: Detective Comics #19  --  77,922 
04/2014: Detective Comics #30  --  56,149  [56,110]
04/2015: --
04/2016: Detective Comics #51  --  43,190
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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%)
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 #976 --  51,083 (+  1.0%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #977 --  50,049 (-  2.0%)
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6 months: - 10.0%
1 year  : - 12.7%
2 years : + 17.1%
5 years : - 35.1%
10 years: +  4.4%
15 years: + 32.2%

Looks to maybe be stabilizing, right around the 50K line. But there’s also a creative team shake-up on the way...

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22 - THE IMMORTAL MEN ($2.99)
04/2018: Immortal Men #1  -- 48,567

The best-selling of the New Age of Heroes first issues so far, beating out The Terrifics by about 3K. Though note that this has some of the art by Jim Lee, who can usually move many more copies, and won’t be on the book for very long...

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27, 28 - FLASH ($2.99)
04/2003: Flash #197 --  30,886 
04/2008: Flash #239 --  33,741 
04/2013: Flash #19  --  42,079 
04/2014: Flash #30  --  33,300  [35,798]
04/2015: --
04/2016: Flash #50  --  35,160
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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 (-  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%)
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6 months: - 25.1%
1 year  : - 62.7%
2 years : + 29.4%
5 years : +  8.2%
10 years: + 34.9%
15 years: + 47.4%

Stabilized, at what is historically a pretty decent level for a Flash comic.

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31, 33 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
04/2013: Justice League #19 -- 100,943
04/2014: Justice League #29 --  78,912  [78,495]
04/2015: Justice League #40 --  78,388  [82,316]
04/2016: Justice League #49 --  71,131
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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 (-  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%)
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6 months: - 10.0%
1 year  : - 25.8%
2 years : - 39.3%
5 years : - 57.2%

Final issues, leading into next month’s Snyder-boot.

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34, 37 - SUPERMAN ($2.99)
04/2003: Superman #192  --  34,638
04/2008: Superman #675  --  54,855
04/2013: Superman #19   --  48,598 
04/2014: Superman #30   --  37,316  [38,429]
04/2015: Superman #40   --  52,666  [53,756]
04/2016: Superman #51   --  38,103
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: -  8.4%
1 year  : - 19.4%
2 years : + 10.8%
5 years : - 13.1%
10 years: - 23.1%
15 years: + 21.9%

Final regular issues (there’s a wrap-up Special next month) leading into the Bendisfication.

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39 - MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)
08/2017: Mr. Miracle #1 of 12 -- 33,493           [51,958]
09/2017: Mr. Miracle #2 of 12 -- 41,575 (- 14.7%) [44,301]
10/2017: Mr. Miracle #3 of 12 -- 40,488 (-  1.9%) [43,464]
11/2017: Mr. Miracle #4 of 12 -- 39,202 (-  2.4%) [42,442]
12/2017: Mr. Miracle #5 of 12 -- 37,693 (-  4.0%) [40,760]
01/2018: Mr. Miracle #6 of 12 -- 38,655 (-  1.8%) [40,029]
02/2018: --
03/2018: Mr. Miracle #7 of 12 -- 40,337 (+  0.8%)
04/2018: Mr. Miracle #8 of 12 -- 39,326 (-  2.5%)
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6 months: -  9.5%

Still doing great for a mini-series starring a C-list character.

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40 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
04/2013: Deathstroke #19 --  12,392 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Deathstroke #17 --  24,858
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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%)
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 (+120.4%)
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6 months: + 77.3%
1 year  : + 65.2%
2 years : + 56.7%
5 years : +214.4%

Part one of “Deathstroke vs. Batman.” Clearly a big sales gain for the Deathstroke series, but one imagines this could have sold even better as the first issue of a Batman vs. Deathstroke limited series.

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47, 49 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
04/2003: Wonder Woman #191 -- 25,833
04/2008: Wonder Woman #19  -- 39,489
04/2013: Wonder Woman #19  -- 46,492 
04/2014: Wonder Woman #30  -- 31,094  [31,669]
04/2015: Wonder Woman #40  -- 45,172  [45,457]
04/2016: Wonder Woman #51  -- 29,787
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: - 13.5%
1 year  : - 23.3%
2 years : + 15.7%
5 years : - 25.9%
10 years: - 12.8%
15 years: + 33.4%

Wonder Woman—the star of 2017’s most popular super-hero movie—should be moving more comics than this. Maybe if the comic more resembled the tone of the movie...?

(Yes, I’m going to keep running this comment until something changes!)

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53 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707

Another New Age of Heroes title, debuting about as well as can be expected. 

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59 - BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL ($3.99)
01/2018: The Signal #1 of 3 -- 62,394  
02/2018: The Signal #2 of 3 -- 37,758 (- 39.5%)  
03/2018: --  
04/2018: The Signal #3 of 3 -- 31,003 (- 17.9%)  

A typical third issue drop, but one might have expected better from a Batman mini-series tying in with Metal

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63, 60 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
04/2003: Harley Quinn #31 --  16,492
04/2014: Harley Quinn #5  --  63,155  [71,478]
04/2015: Harley Quinn #16 --  72,055  [73,976]
04/2016: Harley Quinn #27 --  54,864
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: - 18.0%
1 year  : - 28.1%
2 years : - 44.3%
15 years: + 85.1%

The final issue under the pen of Frank Tieri. There are a couple of months of fill-ins before the new creative team takes over in July.

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61 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
04/2008: Supergirl #28  --  31,379 
04/2013: Supergirl #19  --  29,558 
04/2014: Supergirl #30  --  23,410 
---------------------------------
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%)
12/2017: Supergirl #16  --  28,450 (- 17.1%)
01/2018: Supergirl #17  --  26,466 (-  7.0%)
02/2018: Supergirl #18  --  31,675 (+ 19.7%)
03/2018: Supergirl #19  --  30,669 (-  3.2%)
04/2018: Supergirl #20  --  30,787 (+  0.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.9%
1 year  : + 29.3%
5 years : +  4.2%
10 years: -  1.9%

Going on hiatus during the Bendisfication, but will return in August with a new creative team.

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65 - BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II ($3.99)
04/2016: Batman/TMNT #5 of 6    --  65,616
------------------------------------------
12/2017: Batman/TMNT II #1 of 6 --  50,213 (- 22.6%)
12/2017: Batman/TMNT II #2 of 6 --  41,791 (- 14.9%) [42,730]
01/2018: Batman/TMNT II #3 of 6 --  35,028 (- 18.0%)
02/2018: Batman/TMNT II #4 of 6 --  32,128 (-  8.3%)
03/2018: Batman/TMNT II #5 of 6 --  31,087 (-  3.2%)
04/2018: Batman/TMNT II #6 of 6 --  30,170 (-  3.2%)
-----------------
2 years : - 54.0%

Not the success that the first series enjoyed. Probably best to forego a third team-up.

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68 - THE TERRIFICS ($2.99)
02/2018: Terrifics #1  -- 45,493           [49,310]
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 27.6%) [35,707] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 15.6%)  

A typical third issue drop. There was some reorder activity for the second issue, so there’s still some life here.

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70 - TITANS ($3.99)
04/2008: Titans #1            --  75,584
04/2016: Titans Hunt #7 of 8  --  20,079
----------------------------------------
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%) 
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%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 29.0%
2 years : + 44.5%
10 years: - 61.6%

Getting a refresh as part of the Snyder-League.

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72, 75 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
04/2008: Green Lantern Corps #23  --  46,780
04/2013: Green Lantern Corps #19  --  43,903 
04/2014: Green Lantern Corps #30  --  26,640 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Edge of Oblivion #4 of 6 --  19,434
--------------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
----------------
6 months: -  9.0%
1 year  : - 18.0%
2 years : + 44.8%
5 years : - 35.9%
10 years: - 39.8%

Ending with issue #50 in August.

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73 - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
04/2008: The Brave & The Bold #12      -- 37,731
------------------------------------------------  
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%)  
-----------------
10 years: - 25.2%

A typical third issue drop.

---

74, 81 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
04/2003: JLA #80             --  60,141  
04/2008: JL of America #20   --  85,807  
04/2013: --
04/2014: --
04/2016: --
---------------------------------------
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%)
12/2017: JL of America #20   --  27,153 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: JL of America #21   --  26,892 (-  1.0%)
01/2018: JL of America #22   --  26,416 (-  1.9%)
01/2018: JL of America #23   --  26,060 (-  1.3%)
02/2018: JL of America #24   --  26,543 (+  1.9%)
02/2018: JL of America #25   --  25,303 (-  4.7%)
03/2018: JL of America #26   --  29,367 (+ 16.1%)
03/2018: JL of America #27   --  27,751 (-  5.5%)
04/2018: JL of America #28   --  28,156 (+  1.5%)
04/2018: JL of America #29   --  26,386 (-  6.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.4%
1 year  : - 41.6%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 68.2%
15 years: - 54.7%

Final issues. JLA will be replaced on the schedule in the Snyder-driven refresh in July by two separate monthly books: Justice League Dark and Justice League Odyssey.

---

77 - SUPER SONS ($3.99)
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%)
12/2017: Super Sons #11 -- 37,356 (+ 30.1%) [39,095]
01/2018: Super Sons #12 -- 35,068 (- 10.3%)
02/2018: Super Sons #13 -- 29,625 (- 15.5%)
03/2018: Super Sons #14 -- 28,999 (-  2.1%)
04/2018: Super Sons #15 -- 27,667 (-  4.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.7%
1 year  : - 37.9%

Penultimate issue, though coming back with a new series in August,

---

97, 78 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
04/2008: Raise the Flag #8 of 8 --  15,508
04/2013: Suicide Squad #19      --  24,300 
04/2014: --
04/2015: --
04/2016: New Suicide Squad #19  --  23,799
------------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 40.2%
1 year  : - 43.2%
2 years : - 11.0%
5 years : -  0.4%
10 years: + 59.3%

Finally converting to monthly in June. No real idea for why there’s a bump for issue #40, other than a change in variant cover artists (to Francesco Mattina).

---
83, 85 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
04/2003: Nightwing #80  --  29,508
04/2008: Nightwing #143 --  29,914
04/2013: Nightwing #19  --  46,978
04/2014: --
04/2015: --
04/2016: Grayson #19    --  27,378 
----------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.9%
1 year  : - 32.1%
2 years : -  4.5%
5 years : - 44.3%
10 years: - 12.6%
15 years: - 11.4%

Finally coverting to monthly in May.

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84 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
04/2008: Teen Titans #58 -- 47,357
04/2013: Teen Titans #19 -- 39,532 
04/2014: Teen Titans #30 -- 25,709 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Teen Titans #19 -- 21,989 
----------------------------------
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 (+ 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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.5%
1 year  : - 27.5%
2 years : + 18.8%
5 years : - 33.9%
10 years: - 44.8%

Getting a refresh as part of the Snyder-League.

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87 - TITANS ANNUAL ($4.99)
07/2011: Titans Annual #1 -- 18,013 
03/2017: Titans Annual #1 -- 34,878 (+ 93.6%) 
04/2017: Titans Annual #2 -- 25,563 (- 26.7%) 

DC typically does Annuals in months with five Wednesdays, but April only had four, so ???

---

92, 96 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
04/2003: Green Lantern #162 --  45,219
04/2003: Green Lantern #163 --  44,469  [45,780]
04/2008: Green Lantern #30  --  65,347
04/2013: Green Lantern #19  --  71,018 
04/2014: Green Lantern #30  --  44,483  [43,612]
04/2015: --
04/2016: Green Lantern #51  --  32,862
--------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.6%
1 year  : - 28.1%
2 years : - 25.9%
5 years : - 65.7%
10 years: - 62.7%
15 years: - 46.5%

There are rumors of a Green Lantern refresh coming later this year...

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101 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
04/2003: Aquaman #5  -- 34,684 
04/2013: --
04/2014: Aquaman #30 -- 32,859 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Aquaman #51 -- 21,959 
------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.4%
1 year  : - 16.2%
2 years : +  7.4%
5 years :    n.a.
15 years: - 32.0%

---
105 - BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT ($5.99)
11/2017: Creature of the Night #1 of 4 -- 35,347           [36,498]
12/2017: Creature of the Night #2 of 4 -- 28,876 (- 20.9%) 
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Creature of the Night #3 of 4 -- 22,529 (- 22.0%) 

Out of sight, out of mind. Delays can kill.

---
106, 109 - TRINITY ($3.99)
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%)
12/2017: Trinity #16 --  25,178 (-  9.1%)
01/2018: Trinity #17 --  24,530 (-  2.6%)
02/2018: Trinity #18 --  23,503 (-  4.2%)
03/2018: Trinity #19 --  23,230 (-  1.2%)
03/2018: Trinity #20 --  22,690 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Trinity #21 --  22,319 (-  1.6%)
04/2018: Trinity #22 --  21,953 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.9%
1 year  : - 39.9%

Final issues. 

---
112 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
04/2003: Green Arrow #23   -- 55,280 
04/2003: Green Arrow #24   -- 55,565 
04/2008: Green Arrow/BC #7 -- 32,033
04/2013: Green Arrow #19   -- 29,922 
04/2014: Green Arrow #30   -- 23,577 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Green Arrow #51   -- 21,168
------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 43.2%
1 year  : - 29.4%
2 years : +  0.5%
5 years : - 28.9%
10 years: - 33.6%
15 years: - 60.9%

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115 - 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%)  


116 - SIDEWAYS ($2.99)
02/2018: Sideways #1  -- 35,086  
03/2018: Sideways #2  -- 23,807 (- 32.1%)  
04/2018: Sideways #3  -- 19,890 (- 16.5%)  

Things are not going well for the New Age of Heroes...

---

118 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
04/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #19 -- 36,630
04/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #30 -- 21,718 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #11   -- 19,711
-----------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 25.8%
2 years : -  0.6%
5 years : - 46.5%

Yup, still being published, likely because the trade collections punch above their weight class.

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126 - MERA: QUEEN OF ATLANTIS ($3.99)
02/2018: Mera Queen #1 of 6 -- 35,701  
03/2018: Mera Queen #2 of 6 -- 19,761 (- 48.5%)  
04/2018: Mera Queen #3 of 6 -- 17,729 (- 10.3%)  

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127 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
04/2003: Batgirl #39 --  30,090 
04/2013: Batgirl #19 --  45,939 
04/2014: Batgirl #30 --  32,698  [32,302]
04/2015: --
04/2016: Batgirl #50 --  34,632 
04/2016: Batgirl #51 --  23,280 
-------------------------------
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%)
12/2017: Batgirl #18 --  20,056 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Batgirl #19 --  18,887 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Batgirl #20 --  18,729 (-  0.8%)
03/2018: Batgirl #21 --  18,217 (-  2.7%)
04/2018: Batgirl #22 --  17,596 (-  3.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.4%
1 year  : - 27.0%
2 years : - 39.2%
5 years : - 61.7%
15 years: - 41.5%

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131 - 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%) 

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133 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
04/2013: Unlimited #15     -- 16,283 
04/2014: Universe #9       -- 13,807 
04/2016: Batman Beyond #11 -- 18,061
------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.2%
1 year  : - 34.1%
2 years : -  9.6%
5 years : +  0.3%

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

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138 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
04/2013: Batwoman #19 -- 31,538 
04/2014: Batwoman #30 -- 19,204 
-------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.6%
1 year  : - 57.4%
5 years : - 50.7%

Nope, not stabilizing.

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141 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
04/2003: Birds of Prey #54  --  23,521
04/2008: Birds of Prey #117 --  22,181
04/2013: Birds of Prey #19  --  21,707 
04/2014: Birds of Prey #30  --  16,358 
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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%)
12/2017: Batgirl & BoP #17  --  16,450 (-  7.1%)
01/2018: Batgirl & BoP #18  --  16,071 (-  2.3%)
02/2018: Batgirl & BoP #19  --  15,628 (-  2.8%)
03/2018: Batgirl & BoP #20  --  25,247 (+ 61.5%)
04/2018: Batgirl & BoP #21  --  15,075 (- 40.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.0%
1 year  : - 30.0%
5 years : - 30.6%
10 years: - 32.0%
15 years: - 35.9%

Penultimate (and Hughes-variant-free) issue.

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149 - RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS ($3.99)
01/2008: Daughter #1 of 12 -- 26,192 (+ 58.4%)
02/2008: Daughter #2 of 12 -- 16,496 (- 37.0%)
03/2008: Daughter #3 of 12 -- 14,734 (- 10.7%)
04/2008: Daughter #4 of 12 -- 13,764 (-  6.6%)

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155 - DOOM PATROL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
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%)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Doom Patrol #10 -- 15,504 (-  5.4%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Doom Patrol #11 -- 12,937 (- 16.6%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 41.4%

Lateness kills.

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158 - DEADMAN ($3.99)
11/2017: Deadman #1 of 6 -- 35,127 (+305.2%)
12/2017: Deadman #2 of 6 -- 17,486 (- 50.2%)
01/2018: Deadman #3 of 6 -- 16,469 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Deadman #4 of 6 -- 14,005 (- 15.0%)
03/2018: Deadman #5 of 6 -- 13,373 (-  4.5%)
04/2018: Deadman #6 of 6 -- 12,691 (-  5.1%)

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159 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
04/2003: Hellblazer #183    -- 16,905
04/2008: Hellblazer #243    -- 11,958
04/2013: Constantine #2     -- 30,789 
04/2014: Constantine #13    -- 18,454 
04/2015: --
04/2016: The Hellblazer #11 -- 16,248 
-------------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 34.0%
2 years : - 22.4%
5 years : - 59.0%
10 years: +  5.5%
15 years: - 25.4%

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166 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.1%
1 year  : - 29.0%

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177, 181 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
04/2013: Injustice #4     -- 21,669  [26,739]
04/2014: Injustice Y2 #4  -- 20,310 
04/2015: --
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #7  -- 13,823 
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #8  -- 13,560 
-----------------------------------
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.1%
1 year  : -  5.6%
2 years : - 27.1%
5 years : - 62.7%

Issue #24 clocks in as the lowest ever selling issue of an Injustice series.

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180 - NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA ($3.99)
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%)
12/2017: New Super-Man #18       --  10,387 (-  4.2%)
01/2018: New Super-Man #19       --  10,069 (-  3.1%)
02/2018: New Super-Man & JLC #20 --  11,938 (+ 18.6%)
03/2018: New Super-Man & JLC #21 --  10,385 (- 13.0%)
04/2018: New Super-Man & JLC #22 --  10,023 (-  3.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.2%
1 year  : - 32.0%

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185 - THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH ($3.99)
11/2017: Demon Hell #1 of 6 -- 16,654
12/2017: Demon Hell #2 of 6 -- 12,123 (- 25.8%)
01/2018: Demon Hell #3 of 6 -- 11,337 (-  6.5%)
02/2018: Demon Hell #4 of 6 -- 10,339 (-  8.8%)
03/2018: Demon Hell #5 of 6 --  9,899 (-  4.3%)
04/2018: Demon Hell #6 of 6 --  9,562 (-  3.4%)

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187, 189 - BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
04/2016: Bombshells #11  --  18,859
-----------------------------------
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%)
11/2017: Bomb United #6  --  12,043 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Bomb United #7  --  11,218 (-  6.9%)
12/2017: Bomb United #8  --  10,996 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Bomb United #9  --  10,678 (-  2.9%)
01/2018: Bomb United #10 --  10,467 (-  2.0%)
02/2018: Bomb United #11 --  10,172 (-  2.8%)
02/2018: Bomb United #12 --   9,780 (-  3.9%)
03/2018: Bomb United #13 --   9,767 (-  0.1%)
03/2018: Bomb United #14 --   9,548 (-  2.2%)
04/2018: Bomb United #15 --   9,424 (-  1.3%)
04/2018: Bomb United #16 --   9,268 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.6%
1 year  : - 25.2%
2 years : - 50.4%

Final issue will be #19 in June.

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195 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
04/2003: Local Heroes #2 of 5 -- 35,886 
04/2008: -- 
04/2014: Astro City #11       -- 13,909 
04/2015: Astro City #22       -- 11,359 
04/2016: Astro City #34       -- 10,120 
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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%)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Astro City #50       --  9,179 (+ 2.7%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Astro City #51       --  8,890 (- 3.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.7%
1 year  : -  4.5%
2 years : - 12.2%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 75.2%

Final issue will be #52, after which Astro City will supposedly transform to a series of OGNs. 

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197 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 32.5%
1 year  :    n.a.

Final issue is #12 in July.

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200 - CYBORG ($3.99)
04/2016: Cyborg #10 -- 15,256 
-----------------------------
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%)
12/2017: Cyborg #19 --  8,970 (- 11.9%)
01/2018: Cyborg #20 --  8,699 (-  3.0%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Cyborg #21 --  8,290 (-  4.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.6%
1 year  : - 39.4%
2 years : - 45.7%

Back from hiatus with a new creative team, but not better sales.

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201 - 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%) 


205 - MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. (Young Animal) ($3.99)
04/2017: Mother Panic #6  -- 11,140 (-  9.7%)
05/2017: Mother Panic #7  -- 10,479 (-  5.9%)
06/2017: Mother Panic #8  --  9,728 (-  7.2%)
07/2017: Mother Panic #9  --  9,282 (-  4.6%)
08/2017: Mother Panic #10 --  8,589 (-  7.5%)
09/2017: Mother Panic #11 --  8,019 (-  6.6%)
10/2017: Mother Panic #12 --  7,801 (-  2.7%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: +  3.2%
1 year  : - 27.7%


208 - SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN (Young Animal) ($3.99)
04/2017: Shade Girl #7   --  9,827 (-  7.4%)
05/2017: Shade Girl #8   --  9,350 (-  4.9%)
06/2017: Shade Girl #9   --  8,839 (-  5.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 20.1%


217 - CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
04/2017: Cave Cybernetic #7    -- 10,873 (-  5.9%)
05/2017: Cave Cybernetic #8    -- 10,253 (-  5.7%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 30.7%

In what is probably not a huge surprise, the Young Animal Rebirth is not a huge success. DC are pulling the plug, with the sixth issues of each of these series announced as their last (though only Eternity Girl was solicited as a six-issue limited series—don’t let any newspeak from DC tell you otherwise!) And with no issues of Doom Patrol on the horizon, this means that Young Animal will be all but dead after August. 

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203 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
04/2008: Teen Titans Go! #54 --  7,469
04/2014: Teen Titans Go! #3  --  8,185 
04/2015: Teen Titans Go! #9  --  8,395 
04/2016: Teen Titans Go! #15 --  9,210 
--------------------------------------
04/2017: Teen Titans Go! #21 --  8,410 (-  2.2%)
05/2017: --
06/2017: Teen Titans Go! #22 --  8,531 (+  1.4%)
07/2017: --
08/2017: Teen Titans Go! #23 --  8,494 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: --
10/2017: Teen Titans Go! #24 --  8,403 (-  1.1%)
11/2017: --
12/2017: Teen Titans Go! #25 --  8,197 (-  2.5%)
01/2018: --
02/2018: Teen Titans Go! #26 --  8,133 (-  0.8%)
03/2018: --
04/2018: Teen Titans Go! #27 --  8,159 (+  0.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.9%
1 year  : -  3.0%
2 years : - 11.4%
10 years: +  9.2%

Did you know that there’s a big screen TTG! movie coming out this summer?

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210 - BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS ($3.99)
11/2017: Cold Dead Hands #1 of 6 -- 18,750 (+112.6%)
12/2017: Cold Dead Hands #2 of 6 -- 10,510 (- 43.9%)
01/2018: Cold Dead Hands #3 of 6 --  9,014 (- 14.2%)
02/2018: Cold Dead Hands #4 of 6 --  8,277 (-  8.2%)
03/2018: Cold Dead Hands #5 of 6 --  8,113 (-  2.0%)
04/2018: Cold Dead Hands #6 of 6 --  7,824 (-  3.6%)

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223 - EXIT STATE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
01/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #1 of 6 -- 10,912
02/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #2 of 6 --  7,991 (- 26.8%)
03/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #3 of 6 --  7,796 (-  5.2%)
04/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #4 of 6 --  6,939 (-  8.4%)

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233 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
04/2014: -- 
04/2015: -- 
04/2016: -- 
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: +  8.3%
1 Year  : - 10.1%
2 Years :    n.a.

A bit of a bump from a team-up with Supergirl & Streaky!

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233 - THE JETSONS (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
11/2017: Jetsons #1 of 6 -- 16,654
12/2017: Jetsons #2 of 6 --  9,628 (- 42.2%)
01/2018: Jetsons #3 of 6 --  8,273 (- 14.0%)
02/2018: Jetsons #4 of 6 --  6,663 (- 19.5%)
03/2018: Jetsons #5 of 6 --  6,394 (-  4.0%)
04/2018: Jetsons #6 of 6 --  6,122 (-  4.3%)

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252 - 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%)

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257 - IMAGINARY FIENDS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2017: Imaginary Fiends #1 of 6 -- 9,604
12/2017: Imaginary Fiends #2 of 6 -- 5,987 (- 37.7%)
01/2018: Imaginary Fiends #3 of 6 -- 5,554 (-  7.2%)
02/2018: Imaginary Fiends #4 of 6 -- 4,910 (- 11.6%)
03/2018: Imaginary Fiends #5 of 6 -- 4,696 (-  4.4%)
04/2018: Imaginary Fiends #6 of 6 -- 4,349 (-  7.4%)

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292 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
04/2003: Scooby-Doo #71                -- 5,895
04/2008: Scooby-Doo #131               -- 4,403
04/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #32 -- 4,688 
04/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #44 -- 4,650 
04/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #56 -- ?????  
04/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #68 -- 4,892
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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)    
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #88 -- 4,026     
01/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #89 -- 4,002 (-  0.6%)    
02/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #90 -- 3,896 (-  2.6%)    
03/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #91 -- 3,978 (+  2.1%)    
04/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #92 -- 4,115 (+  3.4%)    
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6 months: -  2.9%
1 year  : -  6.8%
2 years : - 15.9%
5 years : - 12.2%
10 years: -  6.5%
15 years: - 30.2%

Switching to bi-monthly.

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307 - MOTHERLANDS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
01/2018: Motherlands #1 of 6 -- 9,711
02/2018: Motherlands #2 of 6 -- 5,419 (- 44.2%)
03/2018: Motherlands #3 of 6 -- 4,293 (- 20.8%)
04/2018: Motherlands #4 of 6 -- 3,692 (- 14.0%)

DC’s lowest-selling book for April.

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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
04/2003: 25,279
04/2008: 28,051
04/2013: 29,914 
04/2014: 29,202 **
04/2015: 38,318 **
04/2016: 23,187 **
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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%) **
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: 30,292 (+ 10.4%) 
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6 months: - 13.0%
1 year  : -  7.8%
2 years : + 30.6%
5 years : +  1.3%
10 years: +  8.0%
15 years: + 19.8%


DC UNIVERSE
04/2003: 32,397 
04/2008: 35,452 
04/2013: 31,426 
04/2014: 36,447  
04/2015: 49,845
04/2016: 30,003
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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%)
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: 38,118 (+  9.7%)
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6 months: -  9.1%
1 year  : -  8.4%
2 years : + 27.0%
5 years : + 21.3%
10 years: +  7.5%
15 years: + 17.7%

Action #1000 boosts the average a good bit, though not enough to get things up to where they were during the height of the Metal tie-ins from just six months ago. And it’s only one title, which means that the median sales for DCU are just 27,667, which gives quite a skew.


WILDSTORM
04/2003: 15,933 
04/2008: 12,156 
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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%)
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: --
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.
15 years:    n.a.

Neither of the WildStorm titles shipped an issue in April.


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
04/2003: 16,215
04/2008: 10,550
04/2013: 11,467 
04/2014: 11,214  
04/2015:  7,257 **
04/2016:  5,649 **
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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%) **
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%) 
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6 months: +  6.2%
1 year  : - 17.4%
2 years : + 31.5%
5 years : - 35.2%
10 years: - 29.6%
15 years: - 54.2%

Young Animal average (5 comics): 8,917; Vertigo average (4 comics): 5,572

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
04/2003: 1,599,832
04/2008: 2,103,802
04/2013: 1,974,333
04/2014: 2,073,308 ** 
04/2015: 3,333,697 **  
04/2016: 1,808,582 **  
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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%) **
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: 2,423,321 (+  5.1%) 
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6 months: -  9.6%
1 year  : -  1.7%
2 years : + 34.0%
5 years : + 22.7%
10 years: + 15.2%
15 years: + 51.5%



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: 38,118. Median: 27,667. No.: 59. Total: 2,248,974

11.8 - Action Comics
 3.3 - Batman (44)
 2.5 - Batman (45)
 1.9 - Batman White Knight
 1.3 - Detective Comics (976)
 1.3 - Detective Comics (977)
 1.3 - The Immortal Men
 1.2 - Flash (44)
 1.2 - Flash (45)
 1.1 - Justice League (42)
 1.1 - Justice League (43)
 1.1 - Superman (44)
 1.1 - Superman (45)
 1.0 - Mister Miracle
 1.0 - Deathstroke
 0.9 - Wonder Woman (44)
 0.9 - Wonder Woman (45)
 0.9 - The Curse of Brimstone
 0.8 - Batman and the Signal
 0.8 - Harley Quin (42)
 0.8 - Supergirl
 0.8 - Harley Quin (41)
 0.8 - Batman/TMNT II
 0.8 - The Terrifics
 0.8 - Titans
 0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (42)
 0.7 - Brave & Bold Batman & Wonder Woman
 0.7 - Justice League of America (28)
 0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (43)
 0.7 - Super Sons
 0.7 - Suicide Squad (40)
 0.7 - Justice League of America (29)
 0.7 - Nightwing (42)
 0.7 - Teen Titans
 0.7 - Nightwing (43)
 0.7 - Titans Annual
 0.6 - Green Lanterns (44)
 0.6 - Green Lanterns (45)
 0.6 - Suicide Squad (39)
 0.6 - Aquaman
 0.6 - Batman Creature of the Night
 0.6 - Trinity (21)
 0.6 - Trinity (22)
 0.6 - Green Arrow
 0.5 - Damage
 0.5 - Sideways
 0.5 - Red Hood & the Outlaws 
 0.5 - Mera Queen of Atlantis
 0.5 - Batgirl
 0.4 - Batman Beyond
 0.4 - Batwoman
 0.4 - Batgirl and Birds of Prey
 0.4 - Raven Daughter...
 0.3 - Deadman
 0.3 - The Hellblazer
 0.3 - New Super-Man & JLC
 0.3 - Demon Hell is Earth
 0.2 - Cyborg
 0.2 - Black Lightning Cold...


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 7,430. Median: 7,854. No.: 9. Total: 66,874

1.7 - Doom Patrol
1.2 - Astro City
1.1 - Eternity Girl
1.1 - Mother Panic Gotham AD
1.1 - Shade the Changing Woman
1.0 - Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye
0.7 - Deathbed
0.6 - Imaginary Fiends
0.5 - Motherlands


WildStorm: Average: n.a. Median: n.a. No.: 0. Total: 0



Digital First & Other: Average: 8,406. Median: 7,796. No.: 15. Total: 126,089

1.9 - Batman Sins of the Father
1.3 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.1 - Injustice 2 (23)
1.1 - Injustice 2 (24)
1.1 - Bombshells United (15)
1.0 - Bombshells United (16)
1.0 - Future Quest Presents
0.9 - Teen Titans Go!
0.8 - Exit Stage Left Snaggletooth...
0.7 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.7 - The Jetsons
0.5 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com 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 Association of Animal Behavior Consultants; 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 May 21, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.


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