Tuesday, July 31, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: June 2018 - Shame. Shame. Shame.

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

It was a fairly typical sales month for DC; the DCU is in decent shape, although they need to stop it with the unremarkable limited series starring C-List characters (Mister Miracle being the exception, but that’s Tom King) and the New Age of Heroes initiative is a bust. Vertigo may see some life ahead with the Sandman Universe, but we’ll have to see if there’s any halo effect for the rest of Vertigo. Young Animal is coming to an end, after the schedule mishaps of the core Doom Patrol title have led the entire line to slide into sales oblivion. The WildStorm revival is limping along; we’ll see if any of the remaining planned series ever become actualized or if the line will fade away. 


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

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

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


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1, 10 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
06/2013: Justice League #21 --  94,054 
06/2014: Justice League #31 --  75,803  [76,749]
06/2015: Justice League #41 --  97,584  [96,464]
06/2016: Justice League #51 --  70,059 
06/2016: Justice League #52 --  72,413 
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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 (+107.5%) [89,119]
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 19.2%) [71,966]
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  2.7%) [69,990]
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (-  0.9%) [69,362]
06/2018: Justice League #1  -- 200,235 (+188.7%)
06/2018: Justice League #2  --  86,001 (- 57.0%)
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6 months: +207.2%
1 year  : +166.7%
2 years : +100.9%
5 years : + 59.2%

These numbers are more in line with what one would expect for a Justice League relaunch than last month’s No Justice mini, but blame that on the latter’s weekly schedule no doubt causing some conservative ordering from many retailers. And there was healthy reorder activity for No Justice so not too much to be worried about.

There were a crap-ton of variants and incentives for issue #1, and issue #2 is lower than one might like for a Snyder-Written Justice League, but the second issue has already gone into a 2nd print so things should be okay here for the time being.

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6, 5 - BATMAN ($2.99)
06/2003: Batman #616  -- 140,836 [152,652] 
06/2008: --  
06/2013: Batman #21   -- 142,088 [156,845]
06/2014: Batman #32   -- 130,077 [132,695] 
06/2015: Batman #41   -- 142,155 [145,305]
06/2016: Rebirth #1   -- 219,788 [229,267]
06/2016: Batman #1    -- 308,396 [332,281]
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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%) 
06/2018: Batman #48   -- 112,122 (+ 10.4%) 
06/2018: Batman #49   -- 121,836 (+  8.7%) 
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6 months: + 22.5%
1 year  : -  2.8%
2 years : - 58.3%
5 years : - 25.4%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 23.4%

Batman sales continue to climb on the road to the ultra-hyped fiftieth issue.

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14, 15, 16, 18 - MAN OF STEEL ($3.99)
05/2018: Man of Steel #1 of 6 -- 86,836           [91,518]
06/2018: Man of Steel #2 of 6 -- 76,091 (- 16.9%)
06/2018: Man of Steel #3 of 6 -- 73,205 (-  3.8%)
06/2018: Man of Steel #4 of 6 -- 69,922 (-  4.5%)

06/2018: Man of Steel #5 of 6 -- 68,715 (-  1.7%)

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.

Recall that Man of Steel has no variant covers, so these are figures much closer to how many readers retailers thought there would be. And with healthy reorders for the first issue, signs point to not too many of these being returned. 

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22, 23, 26, 19 - BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING ($3.99)
05/2018: Robin vs. Ras Al Ghul  -- 53,113           [57,410]
06/2018: Nightwing vs. Hush     -- 56,191 (-  2.1%) 
06/2018: Batgirl vs. Riddler    -- 55,533 (-  1.2%) 
06/2018: Red Hood vs. Anarky    -- 52,997 (-  5.7%) 
06/2018: Harley Quinn vs. Joker -- 60,367 (+ 13.9%) 

It should come as no surprise that the Harley/Joker one-shot is the best-selling of the bunch. And there are a healthy number of reorders for last month’s issue as well.

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24, 25 - FLASH ($2.99)
06/2003: Flash #199 --  32,458 
06/2008: Flash #241 --  30,810 
06/2013: Flash #21  --  38,848 
06/2014: Flash #32  --  47,188  [48,604]
06/2015: Flash #41  --  41,256  [42,891]
06/2016: Rebirth #1 --  98,580 [123,115]
06/2016: Flash #1   -- 110,431 [126,429]
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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%)
06/2018: Flash #48  --  53,686 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Flash #49  --  54,265 (+  1.1%)
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6 months: + 13.8%
1 year  : -  0.9%
2 years : - 56.7%
5 years : + 38.9%
10 years: + 75.2%
15 years: + 66.3%

Second straight month of sales increases as “Flash War” continues.

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28, 29 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
06/2003: Detective Comics #783 --  37,603
06/2008: Detective Comics #845 --  48,920
06/2013: Detective Comics #21  --  65,200 
06/2014: Detective Comics #32  --  72,988  [73,597]
06/2015: Detective Comics #41  --  57,648  [58,361]
06/2016: Detective Comics #934 -- 106,239 [121,314]
06/2016: Detective Comics #935 -- 103,417 [112,965]
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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%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #982 --  51,763 (+  2.0%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #983 --  52,016 (+  0.5%)
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6 months: -  0.5%
1 year  : -  7.1%
2 years : - 55.7%
5 years : - 20.4%
10 years: +  6.1%
15 years: + 38.0%

New writer started with issue #983, which might explain the slight sales bump, issue #982 also saw a rise, and that was a fill-in issue, so??? Mayhaps the new minimal cover dress on the variants is giving sales a slight pick-up?

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33 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
06/2003: Hawkman #16              -- 29,533
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03/2017: Death of Hawkman #6 of 6 -- 13,053 
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12/2017: Hawkman Found #1         -- 64,617 (- 32.4%)  [86,906]
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: --
05/2018: --
06/2018: Hawkman #1               -- 42,123 (- 51.5%)
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6 months: - 51.5%
15 years: + 42.6%

Sales for the first issue of the new Hawkman series are down significantly from the Metal tie-in, but up drastically over the Death of Hawkman series, so for now we can put this one in the ‘win’ column for DC.

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34 - 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%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: Mr. Miracle #9 of 12 -- 39,367 (+  0.1%)
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6 months: -  3.4%

Despite the delays things are remarkably stable for Mister Miracle as it enters the home stretch. 

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35 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
06/2015: Deathstroke #7  --  38,807  [39,993]
06/2016: Deathstroke #19 --  21,094
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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%)
06/2018: Deathstroke #32 --  38,535 (+  7.6%)
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6 months: + 98.3%
1 year  : + 55.7%
2 years : + 82.7%

Part three of “Deathstroke vs. Batman” arrives with a healthy boost for the middle of a story arc.  

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44, 45 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
06/2003: Wonder Woman #193 --  25,598
06/2008: Wonder Woman #21  --  37,086
06/2013: Wonder Woman #21  --  35,999 
06/2014: Wonder Woman #32  --  48,235  [49,616]
06/2015: Wonder Woman #41  --  45,284  [45,740]
06/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 103,904 [123,624]
06/2016: Wonder Woman #1   -- 118,511 [130,381]
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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%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #48  --  34,418 (+  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #49  --  34,129 (-  0.8%)
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6 months: -  9.7%
1 year  : - 21.6%
2 years : - 73.0%
5 years : -  4.8%
10 years: -  7.6%
15 years: + 33.9%

Stability as Robinson’s ill-conceived run comes to an end next month; then after a fill-in arc by Steve Orlando, G. Willow Wilson will take over the writing duties. Which I’d imagine will go a ways to making the comic align a bit better with what fans of the Wonder Woman movie would expect.

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49 - TEEN TITANS ($4.99)
06/2008: Teen Titans #60 -- 45,036
06/2013: Teen Titans #21 -- 34,710 
06/2014: --
06/2015: Teen Titans #9  -- 33,412  [33,804]
06/2016: Teen Titans #21 -- 18,766 
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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%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: TT Special #1   -- 32,702 (+ 25.2%)
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6 months: - 18.5%
1 year  : - 27.5%
2 years : + 18.8%
5 years : - 33.9%
10 years: - 44.8%


54 - TITANS ($4.99)
06/2008: Titans #3         --  54,512
06/2016: Rebirth #1        --  79,295 [100,610]
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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%) 
05/2018: --
06/2018: Titans Special #1 --  31,898 (+ 25.2%)
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6 months: -  1.2%
1 year  : - 20.7%
2 years : - 68.3%
10 years: - 41.5%

A couple of Specials to kick off the post-“No Justice” eras of the Titans titles. They do... okay? But it doesn’t look like the halo around Justice League is going to extend to the Titans (Teen or otherwise).


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52 - PLASTIC MAN ($3.99)
06/2018: Plastic Man #1 of 6 -- 31,997

DC bring back Plastic Man for his first solo series since the Kyla Baker series ended back in 2006. Not a great start sales wise; kind of on par with the first issues of the lower end of the New Age of Heroes books. And since this title is also kind-sorta spinning out of Metal, I suppose it’s about where one would expect it to be.

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61, 62 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
06/2003: Harley Quinn #33   --  16,030
06/2014: Harley Quinn #7    --  93,266 [100,119]
06/2015: Harley Quinn #17   --  68,243  [69,406]
06/2016: Harley Quinn #29   --  55,774 
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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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06/2018: Harley Quinn #43   --  29,948 (- 19.1%)
06/2018: Harley Quinn #44   --  29,545 (-  1.3%)
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6 months: - 11.7%
1 year  : - 25.3%
2 years : - 46.7%
15 years: + 85.6%

Fill-in two-parter by Christopher Sebala & Mirka Andolofo, which for whatever reason don’t merit its own two-issue mini-series like last month’s fill-in.

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66 - WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)
09/2007: Wonder Woman Annual #1 -- 48,395
06/2015: Wonder Woman Annual #1 -- 29,189           [29,475]
05/2017: Wonder Woman Annual #1 -- 36,427 (+ 23.6%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman Annual #2 -- 28,427 (- 22.0%)

Wonder Woman hasn’t has a second issue of an Annual since 1989!

The story in this annual was continued from and continued into the regular WW title, so on the assumption that most regular readers would want all parts of the story, we can make a rough guesstimate that the variant covers on the main title account for about 6K of its sales.

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68, 70 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
06/2008: Green Lantern Corps #25  --  47,399
06/2013: Green Lantern Corps #21  --  45,423 
06/2014: Green Lantern Corps #32  --  40,734  [41,365]
06/2015: --
06/2016: Edge of Oblivion #6 of 6 --  18,459
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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%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #46     --  28,085 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #47     --  27,825 (-  0.9%)
----------------
6 months: -  4.7%
1 year  : - 14.8%
2 years : + 51.4%
5 years : - 38.5%
10 years: - 41.0%

Ending with issue #50 in August.

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69 - THE UNEXPECTED ($2.99)
06/2018: Unexpected #1 -- 28,028 

The worst performance for a debut issue in the New Age of Heroes line. 

---

75 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
06/2013: Suicide Squad #21     --  22,907 
06/2014: --
06/2015: New Suicide Squad #9  --  42,225  [43,224]
06/2016: New Suicide Squad #21 --  23,887
------------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Suicide Squad #43      --  27,089 (+  1.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.0%
1 year  : - 27.9%
2 years : + 13.4%
5 years : + 18.3%

Now monthly (and now a dollar more!)

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

Now the best-selling book in the New Age of Heroes line (not counting the debut of The Unexpected).

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78 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
06/2003: Batgirl #41 --  29,694 
06/2013: Batgirl #21 --  40,252 
06/2014: Batgirl #32 --  47,304  [47,754]
06/2015: Batgirl #41 --  33,220  [36,553]
06/2016: -- 
-------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Batgirl #24 --  26,457 (+ 37.4%)
-----------------
6 months: + 31.9%
1 year  : + 17.7%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 34.3%
15 years: - 10.9%

Fill-in issue, which makes it really odd that there’s such a huge sales spike. Apparently people are really digging the Josh Middleton cover variants, which again is odd as he’s been doing the variants for the past year!  But maybe people are responding favorably to the new minimal variant trade dress?

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79 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
06/2003: Nightwing #82  --  29,552
06/2008: Nightwing #145 --  29,435
06/2013: Nightwing #21  --  43,353
06/2014: --
06/2015: Grayson #9     --  39,610  [40,478]
06/2016: --
----------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Nightwing #45  --  26,242 (+  0.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.7%
1 year  : - 27.5%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 39.5%
10 years: - 10.9%
15 years: - 11.2%

Will be making an unwarranted return to twice-monthly in September...

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

Apparently ending with issue #6.

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86 - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
06/2008: The Brave & The Bold #14      -- 34,349
------------------------------------------------  
02/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #1 of 6 -- 42,087  
03/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #2 of 6 -- 31,831 (- 26.8%)  
04/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #3 of 6 -- 28,209 (- 13.7%)  
05/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #4 of 6 -- 26,910 (-  4.6%)  
06/2018: Batman & Wonder Woman #5 of 6 -- 25,123 (-  6.6%)  
-----------------
10 years: - 26.9%

---

88, 90 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
06/2003: Green Lantern #166 --  35,973
06/2008: Green Lantern #32  --  64,839
06/2013: Green Lantern #21  --  71,870 
06/2014: Green Lantern #32  --  56,315  [56,510]
06/2015: Green Lantern #41  --  45,704  [46,109]
06/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,454 
06/2016: Green Lanterns #1  --  93,401 [107,767]
--------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #48 --  23,994 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #49 --  24,157 (+  0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  8.3%
1 year  : - 23.7%
2 years : - 77.8%
5 years : - 66.5%
10 years: - 62.9%
15 years: - 33.1%

Ending with issue #57 in October, to make room for the new Morrison/Sharpe Green Lantern book.

---
89 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
06/2003: Aquaman #7  -- 30,615 
06/2013: Aquaman #21 -- 46,832 
06/2014: Aquaman #32 -- 44,853  [46,345]
06/2015: Aquaman #41 -- 33,629  [34,131]
06/2016: Rebirth #1  -- 75,206  [90,841]
06/2016: Aquaman #1  -- 84,745  [93,339]
------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Aquaman #37 -- 24,076 (+  4.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.5%
1 year  : - 11.2%
2 years : - 73.9%
5 years : - 48.6%
15 years: - 21.4%

---

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

Pretty much shooting par for a New Age of Heroes title.

---
104 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
06/2003: Green Arrow #27   -- 47,113 
06/2008: Green Arrow/BC #9 -- 30,330
06/2013: Green Arrow #21   -- 26,924 
06/2014: Green Arrow #32   -- 23,602 
06/2015: Green Arrow #41   -- 29,545  [30,098]
06/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 89,936  [97,243]
06/2016: Green Arrow #1    -- 76,816  [92,931]
------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Green Arrow #41   -- 20,309 (-  3.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.2%
1 year  : - 26.3%
2 years : - 78.6%
5 years : - 24.6%
10 years: - 33.0%
15 years: - 56.9%

---

111 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
06/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #21 -- 32,416 
06/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #32 -- 33,081 
06/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #1    -- 44,078  [40,597]
06/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #13   -- 16,389 
-----------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #23 -- 19,034 (+  0.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.0%
1 year  : - 24.4%
2 years : + 16.1%
5 years : - 41.3%

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


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

At this point the percentage drops should be settling down, not increasing...

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

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

---
133 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
06/2013: Unlimited #17     -- 15,464 
06/2014: Universe #11      -- 14,068 
06/2015: Batman Beyond #1  -- 59,151  [53,362]
06/2016: Batman Beyond #13 -- 13,025
------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Batman Beyond #21 -- 16,049 (-  0.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.5%
1 year  : - 31.3%
2 years : + 23.2%
5 years : +  3.8%

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

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

---
135 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
06/2013: Batwoman #21 -- 28,173 
06/2014: Batwoman #32 -- 33,538  [34,314] 
-------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Batwoman #16 -- 15,449 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.9%
1 year  : - 42.3%
5 years : - 45.2%

Ends with issue #18 in August.

---

143 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
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%)
06/2018: The Wild Storm #14 -- 14,107 (-  3.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.8%
1 year  : - 41.7%

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

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

---

154 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
06/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #2  -- 29,812
----------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #26 -- 13,166 (- 15.5%)
-----------------
6 months: +  6.4%
1 year  : - 15.1%
2 years : - 55.8%

Still up on the pre-death issues, so yay?

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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%)
06/2008: Daughter #6 of 12 -- 12,611 (-  3.5%)

---

162 - THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
06/2003: Hellblazer #185    -- 15,704
06/2008: Hellblazer #245    -- 11,897
06/2013: Constantine #4     -- 26,417 
06/2014: Constantine #15    -- 16,704 
06/2015: The Hellblazer #1  -- 41,888  [40,335]
06/2016: The Hellblazer #13 -- 15,697
-------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: The Hellblazer #23 -- 12,179 (-  1.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.0%
1 year  : - 30.7%
2 years : - 22.4%
5 years : - 53.9%
10 years: +  2.4%
15 years: - 22.4%

Penultimate issue.

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163 - BATMAN: THE DARK PRINCE CHARMING ($12.99)
11/2017: Batman Dark Prince #1 of 2 -- 13,257          [15,007]
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: --
05/2018: --
06/2018: Batman Dark Prince #2 of 2 -- 13,257 (- 19.1%)

As with the first volume, this hardcover OGN is mysteriously on the comics chart rather than the graphic novels chart (where it easily would have been the #1 graphic novel for June). With its $13 price tag, this is #36 in dollar sales on the comics chart.

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175 - BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)
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%)
06/2018: Bane Conq #12 of 12 -- 10,658 (-  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.6%
1 year  : - 57.6%

Probably the most amazing thing here is that DC saw what was happening with the Bane maxi-series, and went ahead and commissioned the Raven twelve-issue series anyway. 

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178, 180 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
06/2013: Injustice #6     -- 26,011 
06/2014: Injustice Y2 #6  -- 19,353 
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #3  -- 15,982 
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #4  -- 15,493 
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #11 -- 13,682 
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #12 -- 13,318 
-----------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #27  --  9,936 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #28  --  9,698 (-  2.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 11.3%
1 year  : - 27.2%
2 years : - 27.3%
5 years : - 62.3%

Ending in October. I haven’t heard anything one way or another about plans for another Injustice series, but I wouldn’t be surprised it they let the property lay fallow for a while until an Injustice 3 video game comes along.

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181 - NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA ($3.99)
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%)
06/2018: New Super-Man & JLC #24 --   9,485 (-  1.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  8.7%
1 year  : - 30.3%

Final issue. Gene Yang’s next writing gig for DC is the Superman vs. the Klan mini.

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187 - BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
06/2016: Bombshells #14  --  18,492
-----------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Bomb United #19 --   9,180 (+  3.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 23.4%
2 years : - 50.4%

Final issue. Fifty-two issues is a pretty good run for a comic based on a variant cover month!

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188 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
06/2003: Local Heroes #3 of 5 -- 33,239 
06/2008: -- 
06/2013: Astro City #1        -- 27,700
06/2014: Astro City #13       -- 13,419 
06/2015: Astro City #24       -- 11,226 
06/2016: Astro City #36       --  9,960
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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%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: Astro City #52       --  8,986 (+ 1.1%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  2.6%
2 years : -  9.8%
5 years : - 67.6%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 73.0%

Final issue. Hopefully Astro City will get more love as its planned series of OGNs. 

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193 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
06/2014: Teen Titans Go! #4  --  8,667 
06/2015: Teen Titans Go! #10 --  8,883 
06/2016: Teen Titans Go! #16 --  9,324 
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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%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: Teen Titans Go! #28 --  8,625 (+  5.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +  5.2%
1 year  : +  1.1%
2 years : -  7.5%

A little bump in advance of the movie.

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197 - FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
06/2016: Future Quest #2  -- 30,710
-----------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: FQ Presents #11  --  8,348 (-  1.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.7%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 72.8%

Penultimate issue.

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200 - CYBORG ($3.99)
06/2016: Cyborg #12 -- 12,411  
-----------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Cyborg #23 --  8,159 (-  2.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.0%
1 year  : - 32.4%
2 years : - 34.3%

Final issue, cancelled mid-story (and with #24 & 25 having already been solicited). I don’t know what DC was thinking bringing the title back (without a new #1 even!), but pulling a book like this just encourages people to not buy other marginally selling titles. Shame. Shame. Shame.

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217 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
06/2014: -- 
06/2015: -- 
06/2016: --  
-----------------------------------------
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%)
06/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39 --  6,947 (+ 19.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 17.7%
1 Year  : + 10.6%
2 Years :    n.a.

A bump up for the team-up with the Justice Society gives SDTU its best sales in over a year.

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228 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY (WildStorm) ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 
12/2017: Michael Cray #3  --  8,804 (- 14.8%) 
01/2018: Michael Cray #4  --  8,373 (-  4.9%) 
02/2018: Michael Cray #5  --  7,968 (-  4.8%) 
03/2018: Michael Cray #6  --  7,821 (-  1.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Michael Cray #7  --  7,521 (-  3.8%) 
06/2018: Michael Cray #8  --  6,488 (- 13.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 26.3%

A big drop signals a delayed reaction to the skip month. Remember: inconsistent schedules kill the sales on marginal titles. 

Ending with issue #12 in October. It wasn’t solicited as a limited series, but the little number across the top of the cover indicate that this was likely the plan all along.

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233 - 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%)
06/2018: Snagglepuss Chron. #6 of 6 --  6,263 (-  3.3%)

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

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237 - SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN (Young Animal) ($3.99)
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%)
06/2018: Shade Woman #4  --  6,145 (- 10.9%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 30.5%


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


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


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

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

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

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289 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
06/2003: Scooby-Doo #73                -- 5,925
06/2008: Scooby-Doo #133               -- 4,501
06/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #34 -- 4,881 
06/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #46 -- ????? (< 4,560)
06/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #58 -- 5,033  
06/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #70 -- ????? (< 5,596)   
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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%)    
05/2018: --
06/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #93 -- 4,238 (+  3.0%)    
-----------------
6 months: +  5.3%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years :    ???%
5 years : - 13.2%
10 years: -  5.8%
15 years: - 28.5%

Now bi-monthly.

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336 - 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%)
06/2018: Motherlands #6 of 6 -- 3,103 (-  7.0%)

DC’s lowest-selling title for June.

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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
06/2003: 25,817
06/2008: 27,367
06/2013: 34,517 
06/2014: 32,834 **
06/2015: 35,318 **
06/2016: 48,770 **
---------------
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%) 
06/2018: 31,374 (+  5.0%) 
-----------------
6 months: +  5.4%
1 year  : +  2.9%
2 years : - 35.7%
5 years : -  9.1%
10 years: + 14.6%
15 years: + 21.5%


DC UNIVERSE
06/2003: 29,489 
06/2008: 35,800 
06/2013: 37,133 
06/2014: 42,733  
06/2015: 46,980 
06/2016: 65,876
---------------
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%)
05/2018: 37,935 (+  0.5%)
06/2018: 39,466 (+  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 10.0%
1 year  : +  4.4%
2 years : - 40.1%
5 years : +  6.3%
10 years: + 10.2%
15 years: + 33.8%


WILDSTORM
06/2003: 21,954 
06/2008:  9,806
---------------
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%)
06/2018: 10,298 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 22.0%
1 year  : - 57.5%
10 years: +  5.0%
15 years: - 53.1%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
06/2003: 16,414
06/2008: 10,491
06/2013: 17,368 
06/2014: 11,372  
06/2015:  8,011 **
06/2016:  6,073 **
---------------
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%) 
06/2018:  5,783 (-  0.9%) 
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6 months: - 10.6%
1 year  : - 29.0%
2 years : -  4.8%
5 years : - 66.7%
10 years: - 44.9%
15 years: - 64.8%

Young Animal average (4 comics): 5,928; Vertigo average (3 comics): 5,591.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
06/2003: 1,858,841
06/2008: 1,997,787
06/2013: 2,347,157
06/2014: 2,265,542 **
06/2015: 2,366,284 **  
06/2016: 3,267,574 **  
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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%) 
06/2018: 2,321,651 (+  5.0%) 
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6 months: -  1.3%
1 year  : -  8.2%
2 years : - 28.9%
5 years : -  1.1%
10 years: + 16.2%
15 years: + 24.9%

Total sales are up this month, and that’s with having the exact same number of comics available (74) as in May. 

The two-year comparisons this month are with the first month of Rebirth, so don’t get too depressed by those percentages. DC is still up on the ten and fifteen year comparisons by a goodly margin.



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: 39,466. Median: 28,085. No.: 55. Total: 2,170,620.

5.1 - Justice League (1)
3.1 - Batman (49)
2.8 - Batman (48)
2.2 - Justice League (2)
1.9 - Man of Steel (2)
1.9 - Man of Steel (3)
1.8 - Man of Steel (4)
1.7 - Man of Steel (5)
1.5 - Batman Prelude Harley/Joker
1.4 - Batman Prelude Nightwing/Hush
1.4 - Batman Prelude Batgirl/Riddler
1.4 - Flash (49)
1.4 - Flash (48)
1.3 - Batman Prelude Red Hood/Anarky
1.3 - Detective Comics (983)
1.3 - Detective Comics (982)
1.1 - Hawkman
1.0 - Mister Miracle 
1.0 - Deathstroke
0.9 - Wonder Woman (48)
0.9 - Wonder Woman (49)
0.8 - Teen Titans Special
0.8 - Plastic Man
0.8 - Titans Special
0.8 - Harley Quinn (43)
0.7 - Harley Quinn (44)
0.7 - Wonder Woman Annual
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (46)
0.7 - The Unexpected
0.7 - Hal Jordan & GLC (47)
0.7 - Suicide Squad
0.7 - The Terrifics
0.7 - Batgirl
0.7 - Nightwing
0.7 - The Immortal Men
0.6 - Brave & Bold Batman & Wonder Woman 
0.6 - Green Lanterns (49)
0.6 - Aquaman
0.6 - Green Lanterns (48)
0.6 - New Challengers
0.5 - Green Arrow
0.5 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.4 - Damage
0.4 - Sideways
0.4 - Mera Queen of Atlantis
0.4 - Batman Beyond
0.4 - The Curse of Brimstone
0.4 - Batwoman
0.4 - The Silencer
0.3 - Batman Dark Prince Charming
0.3 - Raven Daughter
0.3 - The Hellblazer
0.3 - Bane Conquest
0.2 - New Super-Man & JLC
0.2 - Cyborg


Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 5,783. Median: 5,908. No.: 7. Total: 40,484.

1.6 - Astro City
1.1 - Shade the Changing Woman
1.0 - Mother Panic Gotham AD
1.0 - Eternity Girl
1.0 - Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye
0.8 - Deathbed
0.5 - Motherlands


WildStorm: Average: 10,298. Median: 10,298. No.: 2. Total: 20,595

1.4 - The Wild Storm
0.6 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


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

1.5 - Batman Sins of the Father
1.5 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.1 - Injustice 2 (27)
1.1 - Injustice 2 (28)
1.0 - Bombshells United 
1.0 - Teen Titans Go!
0.9 - Future Quest Presents
0.8 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.7 - Exit Stage Left Snaggletooth...
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 for Landscape Ecology; 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 July 31, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.



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