Wednesday, June 27, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: May 2018 - Men of Justice

DC Nation #0
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

DC kicked off its latest round of rebuilding in May with The Man of Steel and Justice League: No Justice. Neither series exactly overwhelmed, but I don’t think that things are quite as grim as some pundits have been spouting. What remains to be seen is how the relaunches of Superman and Justice League fare in the coming months, as well as the soft relaunches of Titans and Teen Titans. We’re likely to see the rollout of several other high profile relaunches in the coming months, including Green Lantern & Wonder Woman. If DC can only get away from flooding the market with low-selling limited series staring c-list characters, they may be able to right their DCU ship.

Also on tap for yet another relaunch is Vertigo, this time with the twin barrels of yet more new series in the traditional Vertigo style, as well as a four-title Sandman Universe. They will be joined by Bendis’s Jinxworld imprint, and the demise of Young Animal.

Straddling the divide will be DC’s Black Label imprint, which hopes to recall the glory days of books like Dark Knight Returns, featuring ‘mature’/edgy non-continuity takes on their classic characters. And then off to the side are DC Ink and DC Zoom, DC’s upcoming imprints for younger-skewing books with their primary sights set outside of the Diamond market.

So hold on, it’s going to be a wild ride!



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

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

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


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0 - DC NATION ($0.25)
05/2018: DC Nation #0 -- 1,000,000 ** 

DC reportedly moved around a million copies of its promotionally-priced DC Nation #0 comic, which included prologue stories for Man of Steel, Justice League: No Justice, and the Batman wedding. However, as a rule Diamond-NA doesn’t report the sales of promotionally-priced comics, and these copies won’t be included in the summary statistics at the end of this column either.  

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3 - DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99)
11/2017: Doomsday Clock #1 of 12  -- 238,643           [277,487]
12/2017: Doomsday Clock #2 of 12  -- 158,603 (- 34.9%) [180,586]
01/2018: Doomsday Clock #3 of 12  -- 157,714 (-  5.6%) [170,549]
02/2018: --
03/2018: Doomsday Clock #4 of 12  -- 149,581 (-  8.3%) [156,439]
04/2018: --
05/2018: Doomsday Clock #5 of 12  -- 146,817 (-  6.2%) 
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6 months: - 47.1%

Doomsday Clock is DC’s top seller for the month, coming in behind Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man #800 and Venom #1, but ahead of Avengers #1 & Black Panther #1 in a month where Marvel is pulling out all the stops to get retailers to over-order on incentive covers for the launch and anniversary issues. (Which, to be fair, DC often does as well, but not to the extent that Marvel does). 

Issue #5 comes in at less than 3000 fewer copies for its first month sales as for those of issue #4, and over the past two months there have been additional orders showing up on the Top 500 for all previous DC issues. So this is doing quite nicely, with the only hitch being that with the now bi-monthly schedule the inevitable hardcover collection won’t be available in time for the 2018 holiday season. (Unless DC decides to divide it up into two separate collections, which IMHO would be a mistake—keeping it as one volume like Watchmen is the way to go here.)

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7, 6 - BATMAN ($2.99)
05/2003: Batman #615    -- 144,090 [158,350] 
05/2008: Batman #676    -- 105,039 [122,877]  
05/2008: Batman #677    --  96,116 [111,065]  
05/2013: Batman #20     -- 129,039 
05/2014: Batman #31     -- 107,499 [109,343]
05/2015: -- 
05/2016: Batman #52     -- 102,197
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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 (+ 46.1%) [133,904]
04/2018: Batman #45     --  96,448 (- 22.5%) [103,771]
05/2018: Batman #46     -- 100,140 (-  3.5%) 
05/2018: Batman #47     -- 101,566 (+  1.4%) 
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6 months: +  3.9%
1 year  : - 28.8%
2 years : -  1.3%
5 years : - 21.8%
10 years: - 13.8%
15 years: - 36.3%

Things are ramping up for Batman ahead of the big wedding scheduled for issue #50. Where things go after that is anyone’s guess, as the book stays at twice-monthly but the cost rises to $3.99. Batman sales likely won’t take much of a hit with the price increase, but down-chart titles may feel the squeeze as readers have to shell out more for their Bat-fix.

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9 - MAN OF STEEL ($3.99)
05/2018: Man of Steel #1 of 6 -- 86,836 

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

When adjusted up that 10% for returnability, sales of Man of Steel #1 come in just barely ahead of DC’s other big mini-series in May, Justice League: No Justice. It is important to realize here that unlike nearly every other top-selling title of the Diamond chart, Man of Steel had no variant covers (which is somewhat ironic, as the original Man of Steel #1 from 1986 was one of the first comics to sport a variant cover that could be ordered by retailers!) And (if I am understanding things correctly, this gets bit complicated...) the returnability was only added shortly before FOC as DC tried to get retailers to raise their orders, and then only those additionally-ordered copies were eligible for returns. So far in June Man of Steel has been showing up on the reorder charts, so there’s all indication Man of Steel is going to do fine, if not spectacular.

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8, 12, 14, 15 - JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE ($3.99)
05/2013: Justice League #20 --  97,676 
05/2014: Justice League #30 --  77,456  [78,419]
05/2015: -- 
05/2016: Justice League #50 --  92,423 [100,106]
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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%)
05/2018: No Justice #1 of 4 --  86,775 (+102.0%)
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 20.7%)
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  4.2%)
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (-  2.4%)
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6 months: -  2.6%
1 year  : + 28.2%
2 years : - 28.6%

5 years : - 26.8%

Given that the Snyder-led Justice League revamp was coming directly out of Metal, I frankly expected sales to be at least 20K higher than what we get here. So even though these are better sales for Justice League than we’ve seen in a while (excepting for the Metal crossovers, natch), these sales seem somewhat disappointing? I’m not sure that it being a $3.99 weekly series helped anything, especially in a month with many other high-profile launches on the shelf. We’ll see how things go when the relaunch of the regular title comes next month.

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11 - BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT ($4.99)
10/2017: White Knight #1 of 8 -- 86,791           [100,560]
11/2017: White Knight #2 of 8 -- 69,668 (- 16.2%)  [84,270]
12/2017: White Knight #3 of 8 -- 72,679 (+  3.2%)  [86,988]
01/2018: White Knight #4 of 8 -- 73,043 (- 10.8%)  [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%) 
05/2018: White Knight #8 of 8 -- 73,616 (+  0.6%) 
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6 months: - 12.6%

A bit of an uptick for the over-sized and -priced final issue. This has been quite a success, and I’m sure that DC will be happy to get in the Batman bed with Sean Murphy in the future.

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22, 20 - FLASH ($2.99)
05/2003: Flash #198 --  31,210  [33,152] 
05/2008: Flash #240 --  31,944 
05/2013: Flash #20  --  39,667 
05/2014: Flash #31  --  34,240  [35,615]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Flash #51  --  33,878 
05/2016: Flash #52  --  32,831 
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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%)
05/2018: Flash #46  --  52,255 (+ 15.1%)
05/2018: Flash #47  --  53,222 (+  1.9%)
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6 months: +  6.0%
1 year  : - 51.7%
2 years : + 58.1%
5 years : + 33.0%
10 years: + 65.1%
15 years: + 59.1%

Prelude and first chapter of “Flash War,” pitting post-Rebirth Barry Allen against pre-New 52 Wally West is a battle across time and space. Just what the continuity obsessed fans are looking for, and the sales bump shows it.

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21 - BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING ($3.99)
05/2018: Robin vs. Ras Al Ghul -- 53,113 

Traditionally the groom’s family pays for the rehearsal dinner, so I assume that Clark & Diana are paying?

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Re-orders for Action Comics #1000 come it at #24 on the chart with 52,129 additional sales. They’ll be added in below to the Action table, but I just want to point out that it is selling more in its second month on the racks than most of DC’s comics are in their first month. Also, it brings AC1K’s sales through Diamond-NA over the half million mark.

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24, 25 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
05/2003: Detective Comics #782 --  38,443
05/2008: Detective Comics #844 --  48,394
05/2013: Detective Comics #20  --  78,252 
05/2014: Detective Comics #31  --  54,518  [55,451]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Detective Comics #52  --  43,961
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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 #978 --  51,083 (+  1.0%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #979 --  50,049 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #980 --  51,162 (+  2.2%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #981 --  50,757 (-  0.8%)
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6 months: -  7.2%
1 year  : - 10.2%
2 years : + 15.9%
5 years : - 34.9%
10 years: +  5.3%
15 years: + 32.6%

Stabilizing right around the 50K line. But there’s also a creative team shake-up on the way...

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28 - ACTION COMICS SPECIAL ($4.99)
05/2003: Action Comics #803  --  32,118
05/2008: Action Comics #865  --  46,764
05/2013: Action Comics #20   --  48,324 
05/2014: Action Comics #31   --  41,081  [46,325]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Action Comics #52   --  40,623
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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 (+856.0%) [501,916]
05/2018: Action Special #1   --  47,236 (- 90.6%)
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6 months: - 22.0%
1 year  : +  9.7%
2 years : + 16.3%
5 years : -  2.3%
10 years: +  1.0%
15 years: + 47.1%


34 - SUPERMAN SPECIAL ($4.99)
05/2003: Superman #193  --  34,927  [36,599]
05/2008: Superman #676  --  45,644
05/2013: Superman #20   --  45,458 
05/2014: Superman #31   --  40,534  [44,774]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Superman #52   --  54,317  [63,989]
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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%)
05/2018: Special #1     --  43,378 (+  3.5%)
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6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : - 15.9%
2 years : - 32.2%
5 years : -  4.6%
10 years: -  5.0%
15 years: + 18.5%

A couple of over-sized and -priced Specials to wrap things up prior to the Bendisfication.

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38, 46 - HARLEY LOVES JOKER ($3.99)
05/2003: Harley Quinn #32   --  16,585
05/2014: Harley Quinn #6    --  62,467  [66,742]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Harley Quinn #28   --  43,858
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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%)
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 33.8="" 41="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 10.3="" 37="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
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6 months: + 13.3%
1 year  : -  4.7%
2 years : - 10.8%
15 years: +135.9%

HQ gets a two-issue fill-in mini-series this month to bridge the gap during a creative team turnover in the regular title, and gets a nice little boost as a result, even with the price increase.

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47 - NEW CHALLENGERS ($2.99)
05/2018: New Challengers #1 of 6 -- 36,557 

The latest New Age of Heroes title has Scott Snyder as co-writer, but still only manages to debut in the same general range as most of the other New Age titles. At least this one is only scheduled for six issues, so DC will likely be spared the embarrassment of it dropping too low before it ends.

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49 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
05/2013: Deathstroke #20 --  11,768 
05/2015: --
05/2016: Deathstroke #18 --  21,087
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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 (+151.1%) [44,294]
05/2018: Deathstroke #31 --  35,805 (- 19.3%)
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6 months: + 71.3%
1 year  : + 24.5%
2 years : + 69.8%
5 years : +204.3%

Part two of “Deathstroke vs. Batman,” with a health batch of re-orders for part one.

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53, 54 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
05/2003: Wonder Woman #192 -- 25,994
05/2008: Wonder Woman #20  -- 37,116
05/2013: Wonder Woman #20  -- 37,132 
05/2014: Wonder Woman #31  -- 30,655 
05/2015: -- 
05/2016: Wonder Woman #52  -- 29,673
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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%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #46  -- 34,430 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #47  -- 33,848 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.5%
1 year  : - 22.3%
2 years : + 15.1%
5 years : -  8.1%
10 years: -  8.0%
15 years: + 31.3%

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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67 - THE TERRIFICS ($2.99)
02/2018: Terrifics #1  -- 45,493           [51,924]
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 31.2%) [35,707] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 13.0%) [31,069]
05/2018: Terrifics #4  -- 28,849 (-  7.1%) 

The New Age of Heroes title voted Most Likely to Survive Past Ten Issues sees additional reorder activity this month for issues #1 & 3.

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69, 79 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
05/2013: Suicide Squad #20      --  23,537 
05/2014: Suicide Squad #30      --  22,063 
05/2015: --
05/2016: New Suicide Squad #20  --  23,425
------------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #41      --  28,499 (+  4.9%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #42      --  26,759 (-  6.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : - 28.3%
2 years : + 17.9%
5 years : + 17.4%

Last month as a twice-monthly.

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71 - THE IMMORTAL MEN ($2.99)
04/2018: Immortal Men #1  -- 48,567
05/2018: Immortal Men #2  -- 27,896 (- 42.6%)

I fear that title may look ironic in a year’s time.

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72, 74 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
05/2008: Green Lantern Corps #24  --  46,948
05/2013: Green Lantern Corps #20  --  43,026  
05/2014: Green Lantern Corps #31  --  28,449  [29,017]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Edge of Oblivion #5 of 6 --  18,699
--------------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #44     --  27,868 (-  0.0%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #45     --  27,682 (-  0.7%)
----------------
6 months: - 38.7%
1 year  : - 17.1%
2 years : + 48.5%
5 years : - 35.4%
10 years: - 40.8%

Ending with issue #50 in August.

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75 - SUPER SONS ($3.99)
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%)
05/2018: Super Sons #16 -- 27,089 (-  2.1%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.9%
1 year  : - 31.3%

Final issue, though returning with a new maxi-series in August,

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77 - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
05/2008: The Brave & The Bold #13      -- 35,804
------------------------------------------------  
02/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #1 of 6 -- 42,087  
03/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #2 of 6 -- 31,831 (- 26.8%)  
04/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #3 of 6 -- 28,209 (- 13.7%)  
05/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #4 of 6 -- 26,910 (-  4.6%)  
-----------------
10 years: - 24.8%

You might think that a Batman & Wonder Woman team-up comic by Liam Sharpe would be selling better than this, but then you’d realize that there’s no reason to not wait for the trade collection on a comic like this. And in the meantime DC gets to protect the Brave and the Bold trademark for comics periodicals for another period. 

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83 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
05/2003: Nightwing #81  --  29,942
05/2008: Nightwing #144 --  29,367
05/2013: Nightwing #20  --  45,038
05/2014: Nightwing #30  --  43,923  [44,621]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Grayson #20    --  23,762 
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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%)
05/2018: Nightwing #44  --  26,229 (+  0.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.9%
1 year  : - 30.0%
2 years : + 10.4%
5 years : - 41.8%
10 years: - 10.7%
15 years: - 12.4%

First month as a monthly title (and with the requisite price increase) but inexplicably going back to being a twice-monthly book in September (though the price increase will remain).

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89, 92, 115, 128 - HANNA BARBERA CROSSOVER SPECIALS ($4.99)
03/2017: Green Lantern/Space Ghost #1   -- 25,149 
03/2017: Suicide Squad/Banana Splits #1 -- 24,834 
03/2017: Adam Strange/Future Quest #1   -- 18,134 
03/2017: Booster Gold/Flintstones #1    -- 14,795 
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05/2018: Flash/Speed Buggy #1           -- 24,673 
05/2018: Super Sons/Dynomutt #1         -- 23,852 
05/2018: Aquaman/Jabberjaw#1            -- 21,088 
05/2018: Black Lighting/HK Phooey #1    -- 18,535 

A second round of team-ups between DC super-heroes and Hanna Barbera properties. Overall they do a bit better sales-wise than the first round, so DC must be pleased.

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95, 94 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
05/2003: Green Lantern #164 --  45,351
05/2003: Green Lantern #165 --  37,997
05/2008: Green Lantern #31  --  65,874
05/2013: Green Lantern #20  --  67,414 
05/2014: Green Lantern #31  --  43,769  [44,092]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Green Lantern #52  --  32,936
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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%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #46 --  23,727 (-  1.8%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #47 --  23,789 (+  0.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.1%
1 year  : - 26.8%
2 years : - 27.9%
5 years : - 64.8%
10 years: - 63.9%
15 years: - 42.3%

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

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99 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
05/2003: Aquaman #6  -- 33,213 
05/2013: Aquaman #19 -- 53,415 
05/2014: Aquaman #31 -- 32,076 
05/2015: --
05/2016: Aquaman #52 -- 22,246 
------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Aquaman #36 -- 23,057 (-  2.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.4%
1 year  : - 14.7%
2 years : +  3.6%
5 years : - 56.8%
15 years: - 30.6%

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113 - GREEN LANTERNS ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2012: Green Lantern Ann. #1  -- 67,648  
10/2013: Green Lantern Ann. #2  -- 47,861 (- 29.2%) 
12/2014: Green Lantern Ann. #3  -- 34,278 (- 28.4%) 
09/2015: Green Lantern Ann. #4  -- 29,691 (- 13.4%) 
05/2018: Green Lanterns Ann. #1 -- 21,486 (- 29.3%) 

Maybe it would have sold better had they teamed up with Quick Draw McGraw?

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116 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
05/2003: Green Arrow #25   -- 52,535 
05/2003: Green Arrow #26   -- 50,475 
05/2008: Green Arrow/BC #8 -- 30,864
05/2013: Green Arrow #20   -- 27,541 
05/2014: Green Arrow #31   -- 23,475 
05/2015: --
05/2016: Green Arrow #52   -- 20,559
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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%)
05/2018: Green Arrow #40   -- 20,995 (-  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.6%
1 year  : - 26.6%
2 years : +  2.1%
5 years : - 23.8%
10 years: - 32.0%
15 years: - 59.2%

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118 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707
05/2018: Curse of Brimstone #2  -- 20,244 (- 39.9%)

A 40% drop for the 2nd issue is not, alas, a rare thing for the New Age of Heroes.

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122 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
05/2003: Batgirl #40 --  30,172 
05/2013: Batgirl #20 --  42,600 
05/2014: Batgirl #31 --  31,522  [31,369]
05/2015: --
05/2016: Batgirl #52 --  26,492 
-------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Batgirl #23 --  19,252 (+  9.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.3%
1 year  : - 17.5%
2 years : - 27.3%
5 years : - 54.8%
15 years: - 36.2%

A boost for writer Hope Larson’s final issue. 

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123 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
05/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #20 -- 35,542 
05/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #31 -- 21,257 
05/2015: --
05/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #12   -- 16,402
-----------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 18,989 (-  3.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.6%
1 year  : - 26.9%
2 years : + 15.8%
5 years : - 46.6%

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125 - DAMAGE ($2.99)
01/2018: Damage #1  -- 37,001           [41,076]
02/2018: Damage #2  -- 27,044 (- 33.3%) [27,792]  
03/2018: Damage #3  -- 22,394 (- 19.4%)  
04/2018: Damage #4  -- 20,166 (-  9.9%)  
05/2018: Damage #5  -- 18,923 (-  6.2%)  

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129 - GREEN ARROW ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2015: Green Arrow Annual #1 -- 18,009
11/2017: Green Arrow Annual #1 -- 20,372 (+ 13.1%)
05/2018: Green Arrow Annual #2 -- 18,514 (-  9.1%) 

You get an Annual! You get an Annual! Everybody gets an Annual!

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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%)  
05/2018: Sideways #4  -- 18,300 (-  8.0%)  

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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%)  
05/2018: Mera Queen #4 of 6 -- 16,456 (-  7.2%)  

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144 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
05/2013: Unlimited #16     -- 15,822 
05/2014: Universe #10      -- 13,869 
05/2016: Batman Beyond #12 -- 18,133
------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Batman Beyond #20 -- 16,093 (-  1.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 33.2%
2 years : - 11.3%
5 years : +  1.7%

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

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138 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
05/2013: Batwoman #20 -- 29,698 
05/2014: Batwoman #31 -- 18,463 
-------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Batwoman #15 -- 15,716 (+  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.2%
1 year  : - 47.0%
5 years : - 47.1%

Stabilizing too late, as Batwoman ends with issue #18 in August.

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147 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
05/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #1  -- 69,520  [77,409]
----------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #25 -- 15,577 (+ 33.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 20.1%
1 year  : -  2.7%
2 years : - 79.9%

An increase for the big death issue. Because character death sells comics, even in marginal titles like Scooby Apocalypse.

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135 - THE SILENCER ($2.99)
01/2018: The Silencer #1  -- 30,131           [33,101] 
02/2018: The Silencer #2  -- 21,003 (- 36.5%)  
03/2018: The Silencer #3  -- 18,208 (- 13.3%)  
04/2018: The Silencer #4  -- 16,145 (- 11.3%)  
05/2018: The Silencer #5  -- 15,261 (-  5.5%)  

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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%) 
05/2018: Batman Sins #4 of 6 -- 15,213 (- 10.0%) 

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141 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
05/2003: Birds of Prey #55  --  23,227
05/2008: Birds of Prey #118 --  21,914
05/2013: Birds of Prey #20  --  21,126 
05/2014: Birds of Prey #31  --  15,947 
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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%)
05/2018: Batgirl & BoP #22  --  14,981 (-  0.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.4%
1 year  : - 28.0%
5 years : - 29.1%
10 years: - 31.6%
15 years: - 35.5%

Final issue, though I’m sure we’ll see another Birds of Prey series in the not-to-distant future.

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151 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
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%)
12/2017: The Wild Storm #10 -- 17,599 (-  5.4%)
01/2018: The Wild Storm #11 -- 17,152 (-  2.5%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: The Wild Storm #12 -- 16,821 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: The Wild Storm #13 -- 14,661 (- 12.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.1%
1 year  : - 42.7%

Remember: delays kill series with marginal sales.

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158 - RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS ($3.99)
01/2008: Daughter #1 of 12 -- 26,192 (+ 58.4%)
02/2008: Daughter #2 of 12 -- 16,496 (- 37.0%)
03/2008: Daughter #3 of 12 -- 14,734 (- 10.7%)
04/2008: Daughter #4 of 12 -- 13,764 (-  6.6%)
05/2008: Daughter #5 of 12 -- 13,066 (-  5.1%)

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165 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
05/2003: Hellblazer #184    -- 16,931
05/2008: Hellblazer #244    -- 11,826
05/2013: Constantine #3     -- 29,106 
05/2014: Constantine #14    -- 17,422 
05/2015: --
05/2016: The Hellblazer #12 -- 15,904
-------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: The Hellblazer #22 -- 12,310 (-  2.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 34.0%
2 years : - 22.4%
5 years : - 59.0%
10 years: +  5.5%
15 years: - 25.4%

Ending with issue #24 in July, and this time with no replacement series on the horizon. Could it be that after thirty years DC will no longer be publishing a Hellblazer/Constantine series?

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180 - 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%)
12/2017: Bane Conq #8 of 12  -- 12,779 (-  6.9%)
01/2018: --
02/2018: Bane Conq #9 of 12  -- 11,889 (-  7.0%)
03/2018: Bane Conq #10 of 12 -- 11,569 (-  2.7%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: Bane Conq #11 of 12 -- 10,876 (-  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.7%
1 year  : - 73.9%

Will Bane finish its run above the 10K line?

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185, 191 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
05/2013: Injustice #5     -- 25,215 
05/2014: Injustice Y2 #5  -- 19,834 
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #1  -- 17,958
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #2  -- 15,653
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #9  -- 13,539 (-  0.2%)
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #10 -- 13,332 (-  1.5%)
-----------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #25  -- 10,211 (+  3.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #26  --  9,788 (-  4.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.7%
1 year  : - 31.2%
2 years : - 25.6%
5 years : - 60.3%

A slight rebound, but this still isn’t a good sales level for Injustice to continue much longer.

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196 - NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA ($3.99)
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%)
05/2018: New Super-Man & JLC #23 --   9,613 (-  4.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.4%
1 year  : - 31.3%

Dips below the 10K line for its penultimate issue.

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199, 204 - BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
05/2016: Bombshells #12  --  18,512 
05/2016: Bombshells #13  --  18,046 
-----------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Bomb United #17 --   9,391 (+  1.3%)
05/2018: Bomb United #18 --   8,854 (-  5.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.7%
1 year  : - 30.5%
2 years : - 50.1%

Penultimate issue.

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213 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
05/2016: Future Quest #1  -- 48,627  [56,756]
-----------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: FQ Presents #10  --  8,497 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.5%
1 year  : - 45.3%
2 years : - 85.0%

Final issue is #12 in July.

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200 - CYBORG ($3.99)
05/2016: Cyborg #11 -- 12,425  
-----------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Cyborg #22 --  8,357 (+  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.9%
1 year  : - 35.4%
2 years : - 32.7%

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232 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY (WildStorm) ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 
12/2017: Michael Cray #3  --  8,804 (- 14.8%) 
01/2018: Michael Cray #4  --  8,373 (-  4.9%) 
02/2018: Michael Cray #5  --  7,968 (-  4.8%) 
03/2018: Michael Cray #6  --  7,821 (-  1.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Michael Cray #7  --  7,521 (-  3.8%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 27.3%

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242 - SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN (Young Animal) ($3.99)
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%)
05/2018: Shade Woman #3  --  6,900 (- 12.1%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 26.2%


244 - MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. (Young Animal) ($3.99)
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%)
05/2018: MP Gotham AD #3  --  6,801 (- 15.5%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 35.1%


245 - ETERNITY GIRL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
03/2018: Eternity Girl #1 of 6 -- 16,277 
04/2018: Eternity Girl #2 of 6 --  8,201 (- 49.6%) 
05/2018: Eternity Girl #3 of 6 --  6,743 (- 17.8%) 


249 - CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
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%)
05/2018: Cave Interstellar #3  --  6,387 (- 15.3%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 37.7%

All the Young Animal series are ending with issue #6, effectively shutting down YA as well.

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248 - 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%)
05/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #5 of 6 --  6,478 (-  6.6%)

Will probably sell better in trade, but then it would be nigh impossible for it not to...

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257 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
05/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4  --  8,159 
05/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10 --  6,566 
05/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #16 --  8,400 
-----------------------------------------
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%)
05/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #38 --  5,823 (-  6.6%)
-----------------
6 months: + 11.8%
1 Year  : -  2.9%
2 Years : - 30.7%

Teaming up with The Blue Falcon and Dynomutt. Which makes this two comics this month that BF & DM have been featured in, likely matching their entire comics showing for the previous two decades!

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282 - DEATHBED (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2018: Deathbed #1 of 6 -- 10,270
03/2018: Deathbed #2 of 6 --  6,255 (- 39.1%)
04/2018: Deathbed #3 of 6 --  5,358 (- 14.3%)
05/2018: Deathbed #4 of 6 --  4,857 (-  9.4%)

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343 - 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%)
05/2018: Motherlands #5 of 6 -- 3,335 (-  9.7%)

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360 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
05/2003: Looney Tunes #102 -- 3,732
05/2008: Looney Tunes #162 -- ?????
05/2013: --
05/2014: -- 
05/2015: --
05/2016: --
-----------------------------------
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)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Looney Tunes #241 -- 2,761 
02/2018: --
03/2018: Looney Tunes #242 -- 2,866 (+  3.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Looney Tunes #243 -- 3,037 (+  6.0%) 
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:   ????%
15 years: - 18.6%

DC’s lowest-selling title for May.

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

DC COMICS
05/2003: 26,961
05/2008: 27,075
05/2013: 31,412 
05/2014: 31,764 
05/2015: 31,237 **
05/2016: 24,532 **
---------------
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: 30,117 (+  9.7%) 
05/2018: 29,876 (-  0.8%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  7.8%
1 year  : -  7.0%
2 years : + 21.8%
5 years : -  4.9%
10 years: + 10.3%
15 years: + 10.8%


DC UNIVERSE
05/2003: 32,055 
05/2008: 35,230 
05/2013: 32,015 
05/2014: 39,555  
05/2015: 42,635 
05/2016: 29,927
---------------
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: 37,752 (+  8.6%)
04/2018: 37,935 (+  0.5%)
-----------------
6 months: -  4.2%
1 year  : -  5.1%
2 years : + 26.8%
5 years : + 18.5%
10 years: +  7.7%
15 years: + 18.3%


WILDSTORM
05/2003: 22,470 
05/2008:  9,812
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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: --
05/2018: 11,091 (- 10.0%)
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6 months: - 23.4%
1 year  : - 56.6%
10 years: + 13.0%
15 years: - 50.6%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
05/2003: 14,798
05/2008: 10,418
05/2013: 20,860 
05/2014: 11,778  
05/2015: 10,616 **
05/2016:  5,734 **
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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%) 
05/2018:  5,837 (- 21.4%) 
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6 months: - 39.2%
1 year  : - 37.3%
2 years : +  1.8%
5 years : - 72.0%
10 years: - 44.0%
15 years: - 60.6%

Young Animal average (4 comics): 6,708; Vertigo average (2 comics): 4,096.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
05/2003: 1,806,413
05/2008: 2,166,002
05/2013: 2,324,468
05/2014: 2,414,052 
05/2015: 2,186,608 **  
05/2016: 1,815,352 **  
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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: 2,439,466 (+  5.8%) 
05/2018: 2,210,850 (-  9.4%) 
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6 months: - 24.2%
1 year  : - 14.0%
2 years : + 21.8%
5 years : -  4.9%
10 years: +  2.1%
15 years: + 22.4%


Total sales are down this month, mainly because DC had fewer comics on offer (just 74, down from 81 last month). Considering that April included the near-half-million-selling Action #1000, May looks pretty decent. Also recall that these totals don’t include this month’s million-selling promotionally-priced DC Nation #0.



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

DCU: Average: 37,935. Median: 27,775. No.: 52. Total: 1,972,628

3.9 - Doomsday Clock
2.7 - Batman (47)
2.6 - Batman (46)
2.3 - Man of Steel
2.3 - Justice League No Justice (1)
1.9 - Batman White Knight
1.8 - Justice League No Justice (2)
1.7 - Justice League No Justice (3)
1.7 - Justice League No Justice (4)
1.4 - Flash (47)
1.4 - Batman Wedding Prelude Robin v Ras
1.4 - Flash (46)
1.3 - Detective Comics (980)
1.3 - Detective Comics (981)
1.2 - Action Comics Special
1.1 - Superman Special
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1.0 - New Challengers
0.9 - Deathstroke
0.9 - Wonder Woman (46)
0.9 - Wonder Woman (47)
0.8 - The Terrifics
0.8 - Suicide Squad (41)
0.7 - The Immortal Men
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (44)
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (45)
0.7 - Super Sons
0.7 - Brave & Bold Batman & Wonder Woman 
0.7 - Suicide Squad (42)
0.7 - Nightwing
0.6 - Green Lanterns (47)
0.6 - Green Lanterns (46)
0.6 - Aquaman
0.6 - Green Lanterns Annual
0.6 - Green Arrow
0.5 - Curese of Brimstone
0.5 - Batgirl
0.5 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.5 - Damage
0.5 - Green Arrow Annual
0.5 - Sideways
0.4 - Mera Queen of Atlantis
0.4 - Batman Beyond
0.4 - Batwoman
0.4 - The Silencer
0.4 - Batgirl and Birds of Prey
0.3 - Raven Daughter...
0.3 - The Hellblazer
0.3 - Bane Conquest
0.3 - New Super-Man & JLC
0.2 - Cyborg


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 5,837. Median: 6,565. No.: 6. Total: 35,023

1.2 - Shade the Changing Woman
1.2 - Mother Panic Gotham AD
1.2 - Eternity Girl
1.1 - Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye
0.8 - Deathbed
0.6 - Motherlands


WildStorm: Average: 11,091. Median: 11,091. No.: 2. Total: 22,182

1.3 - The Wild Storm
0.7 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


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

1.9 - Flash/Speed Buggy
1.8 - Super Sons/Dynomutt
1.6 - Aquaman/Jabberjaw
1.4 - Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey
1.2 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.2 - Batman Sins of the Father
0.8 - Injustice 2 (25)
0.8 - Injustice 2 (26)
0.7 - Bombshells United (17)
0.7 - Bombshells United (18)
0.7 - Future Quest Presents
0.5 - Exit Stage Left Snaggletooth...
0.7 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.2 - 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 Association of Arson Investigators; 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 June 27, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.


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