Wednesday, October 03, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: August 2018 - It’s Sandman’s Universe

Batman #52
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

The Nth iteration of a Vertigo revival begins this month; this time it has Sandman in the lead, so thing might go a bit better? We’ll see over the next few months as the four non-Gaiman series move forward, and also the launch of one new non-Sandman title each month. August also sees the start of Bendis’s Jinxworld at DC.

On the DCU end of things, the New Age of Heroes sub-line continues to slide into oblivion, and we get some very poor decisions about which titles should have Annuals.


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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3, 4 - BATMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: Batman #617  -- 147,126 [152,526] 
08/2008: Batman #679  -- 103,588  
08/2013: Batman #23   -- 128,230 
08/2014: Batman #34   -- 112,186 [113,402] 
08/2015: Batman #43   -- 124,697 [127,996]
08/2016: Batman #4    -- 168,284  
08/2016: Batman #5    -- 156,356  
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08/2017: Batman #28   -- 104,666 (+  2.3%) 
08/2017: Batman #29   -- 100,787 (-  3.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #30   -- 100,083 (-  0.7%) 
09/2017: Batman #31   --  98,594 (-  1.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #32   -- 108,945 (+ 10.5%) 
10/2017: Batman #33   --  97,839 (- 10.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #34   --  96,676 (-  1.2%) 
11/2017: Batman #35   --  97,459 (+  0.8%) 
12/2017: Batman #36   --  94,385 (-  1.7%)  [95,765]
12/2017: Batman #37   --  92,902 (-  0.6%)  [95,163]
01/2018: Batman #38   --  98,440 (+  7.8%) [102,548]
01/2018: Batman #39   --  94,325 (-  7.4%)  [94,998]
02/2018: Batman #40   --  95,541 (+  0.6%) 
02/2018: Batman #41   --  93,889 (-  1.1%)  [94,495]
03/2018: Batman #42   --  93,825 (-  0.7%) 
03/2018: Batman #43   --  91,649 (-  2.3%) 
04/2018: Batman #44   -- 125,849 (+ 46.1%) [133,904]
04/2018: Batman #45   --  96,448 (- 22.5%) [103,771]
05/2018: Batman #46   -- 100,140 (-  3.5%) 
05/2018: Batman #47   -- 101,566 (+  1.4%) 
06/2018: Batman #48   -- 112,122 (+ 10.4%) [122,924]
06/2018: Batman #49   -- 121,836 (+  8.7%) 
07/2018: Batman #50   -- 440,819 (+258.6%) 
07/2018: Batman #51   -- 111,549 (- 74.4%) [112,912]
08/2018: Batman #52   -- 102,344 (-  9.4%) 
08/2018: Batman #53   --  99,191 (-  3.1%) 
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6 months: +  6.1%
1 year  : -  1.9%
2 years : - 37.9%
5 years : - 21.4%
10 years: -  2.7%
15 years: - 33.9%

Yes, Batman has dipped below the 100K line again, but don’t be too concerned. Remember, Batman now runs $3.99 per issue, a dollar more than the twice-monthly Rebirth Batman was running before issue #50, and thus is bringing in a lot more revenue. And there were re-orders for issue #51 this month. So it’s not that readers are leaving Batman in droves, it’s just settling back down to where it was before the wedding build-up.

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6 - SANDMAN UNIVERSE (Vertigo) ($4.99)
08/2014: -- 
08/2015: -- 
09/2015: Sandman Overture #6 --  53,408  [56,307] 
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08/2018: Sandman Universe #1 --  83,531 (+ 48.3%) 

The one-shot that kicks off the Sandman Universe arm of the latest Vertigo revival does quite well; a Vertigo comic hasn’t sold these kind of numbers since the second issue of Sandman Overture back in 2014. If even just a quarter of the readers of this special stick around for the spina-out series, they’re make for the best-selling ongoing Vertigo books in quite some time.

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8 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: Superman #196  --  33,648
08/2008: Superman #679  --  46,615
08/2013: Superman #23   --  42,155 
08/2014: Superman #34   --  56,568  [57,514]
08/2015: Superman #43   --  49,825  [50,637]
08/2016: Superman #4    --  96,969 
08/2016: Superman #5    --  89,473 
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08/2017: Superman #28   --  48,922 (-  0.1%)
08/2017: Superman #29   --  49,294 (+  0.8%)
09/2017: Superman #30   --  47,664 (-  3.3%)
09/2017: Superman #31   --  46,868 (-  1.7%)
10/2017: Superman #32   --  46,571 (-  0.6%)
10/2017: Superman #33   --  45,544 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Superman #34   --  47,844 (+  5.1%)
11/2017: Superman #35   --  45,447 (-  5.0%)
12/2017: Superman #36   --  44,281 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Superman #37   --  48,591 (+ 11.8%)  [49,516]
01/2018: Superman #38   --  47,261 (-  4.6%)
01/2018: Superman #39   --  44,402 (-  6.0%)
02/2018: Superman #40   --  43,776 (-  1.4%)
02/2018: Superman #41   --  42,694 (-  2.5%)
03/2018: Superman #42   --  43,799 (+  2.6%)
03/2018: Superman #43   --  42,291 (-  3.4%)
04/2018: Superman #44   --  42,493 (+  0.5%)
04/2018: Superman #45   --  41,927 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Special #1     --  43,378 (+  3.5%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Superman #1    -- 133,703 (+213.5%) [135,995]
08/2018: Superman #2    --  77,464 (- 43.0%)
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6 months: + 79.2%
1 year  : + 57.7%
2 years : - 16.9%
5 years : + 83.8%
10 years: + 66.2%
15 years: +132.2%

That second issue drop is a bit on the high side, but fairly typical for when the first issue had a bunch of incentives. So the Bendis Superman is doing fine so far, and it it settles down in to the 60K range that should be considered a win.

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9, 10 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
08/2013: Justice League #23 -- 103,936
08/2014: --
08/2015: Justice League #43 --  82,304  [85,119]
08/2016: Justice League #2  -- 140,142 
08/2016: Justice League #3  -- 121,812 
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08/2017: Justice League #26 --  51,048 (-  0.9%)
08/2017: Justice League #27 --  50,023 (-  2.0%)
09/2017: Justice League #28 --  49,298 (-  1.4%)
09/2017: Justice League #29 --  48,425 (-  1.8%)
10/2017: Justice League #30 --  48,477 (+  0.1%)
10/2017: Justice League #31 --  47,541 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Justice League #32 --  73,839 (+ 55.3%)
11/2017: Justice League #33 --  71,769 (-  1.2%)  [72,959]
12/2017: Justice League #34 --  46,958 (- 35.6%)
12/2017: Justice League #35 --  46,228 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Justice League #36 --  46,043 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Justice League #37 --  45,313 (-  1.6%)
02/2018: Justice League #38 --  45,314 (+  0.0%)
02/2018: Justice League #39 --  44,148 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Justice League #40 --  44,562 (+  0.9%)
03/2018: Justice League #41 --  43,675 (-  2.0%)
04/2018: Justice League #42 --  43,423 (-  0.6%)
04/2018: Justice League #43 --  42,959 (-  1.1%)
05/2018: No Justice #1 of 4 --  86,775 (+107.5%)  [89,119]
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 19.2%)  [71,966]
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  2.7%)  [69,990]
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (+  0.3%)  [70,186]
06/2018: Justice League #1  -- 200,235 (+189.7%) [203,354]
06/2018: Justice League #2  --  86,001 (- 56.1%)  [89,213]
07/2018: Justice League #3  --  80,669 (-  9.6%)
07/2018: Justice League #4  --  77,023 (-  1.1%)  [79,779]
08/2018: Justice League #5  --  76,592 (-  4.0%)
08/2018: Justice League #6  --  75,156 (-  1.9%)
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6 months: + 69.6%
1 year  : + 50.1%
2 years : - 42.1%
5 years : - 27.0%

Settling in rather quickly into the mid-70K range, which would be a definite win for the reboot.

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6 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: -- 
08/2008: Catwoman #82   --  17,662 
08/2013: Catwoman #23   --  24,262  [38,290] 
08/2014: Catwoman #34   --  23,497 
08/2015: Catwoman #43   --  26,541 
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07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%) [122,767]
08/2018: Catwoman #2    --  64,721 (- 47.3%)
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5 years : + 69.0%
10 years: +266.4%
15 years:    n.a.

That’s a biggish percentage drop for the second issue, though the first issue was loaded with incentives. But there were some re-orders for the first issue, which is a good sign that Catwoman probably won’t go into a sales free-fall.

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17 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
08/2003: Action Comics #806  --  30,852
08/2008: Action Comics #868  --  49,556
08/2013: Action Comics #23   --  42,603 
08/2014: Action Comics #34   --  46,746  [47,240]
08/2015: Action Comics #43   --  41,883  [42,149]
08/2016: Action Comics #961  --  79,003 
08/2016: Action Comics #962  --  70,761 
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08/2017: Action Comics #985  --  41,014 (+  0.1%)
08/2017: Action Comics #986  --  40,607 (-  1.0%)
09/2017: Action Comics #987  --  96,867 (+138.5%)
09/2017: Action Comics #988  --  91,303 (-  5.7%)
10/2017: Action Comics #989  --  88,083 (-  3.5%)
10/2017: Action Comics #990  --  80,955 (-  8.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #991  --  78,461 (-  3.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #992  --  41,955 (- 45.7%)  [42,586]
12/2017: Action Comics #993  --  42,016 (-  1.3%)
12/2017: Action Comics #994  --  41,495 (+  2.0%)  [42,838]
01/2018: Action Comics #995  --  41,987 (-  2.0%)
01/2018: Action Comics #996  --  41,331 (-  0.0%)  [41,978]
02/2018: Action Comics #997  --  43,509 (+  3.6%)
02/2018: Action Comics #998  --  43,810 (+  2.1%)  [44,428]
03/2018: Action Comics #999  --  51,534 (+ 18.2%)  [52,503]
04/2018: Action Comics #1000 -- 449,787 (+858.0%) [502,982]
05/2018: Action Special #1   --  47,236 (- 90.6%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: Action Comics #1001 --  79,327 (+ 72.2%)  [81,317]
08/2018: Action Comics #1002 --  61,916 (- 23.9%) 
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6 months: + 41.7%
1 year  : + 51.7%
2 years : - 17.3%
5 years : + 45.3%
10 years: + 24.9%
15 years: +100.7%

The best-selling 1002nd issue ever in the Diamond era!

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21, 26 - FLASH ($3.99)
08/2003: Flash #201 --  35,207 
08/2008: Flash #243 --  29,647 
08/2013: Flash #23  --  38,860 
08/2014: Flash #34  --  37,109  [37,899]
08/2015: Flash #43  --  40,542  [41,189]
08/2016: Flash #4   -- 102,208 
08/2016: Flash #5   --  91,830 
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08/2017: Flash #28  --  54,076 (+  0.5%)
08/2017: Flash #29  --  52,819 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Flash #30  --  52,905 (+  0.2%)
09/2017: Flash #31  --  52,412 (-  0.9%)
10/2017: Flash #32  --  51,775 (-  1.2%)
10/2017: Flash #33  --  69,679 (+ 34.6%)
11/2017: Flash #34  --  50,364 (- 27.7%)
11/2017: Flash #35  --  48,496 (-  2.5%) [49,127]
12/2017: Flash #36  --  47,998 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: Flash #37  --  46,881 (-  2.3%)
01/2018: Flash #38  --  48,279 (+  3.0%)
01/2018: Flash #39  --  49,595 (+  2.7%)
02/2018: Flash #40  --  46,149 (-  6.9%)
02/2018: Flash #41  --  46,040 (+  1.3%) [46,736]
03/2018: Flash #42  --  46,170 (-  1.2%)
03/2018: Flash #43  --  45,616 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Flash #44  --  45,626 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Flash #45  --  45,402 (-  0.5%)
05/2018: Flash #46  --  52,255 (+ 15.1%)
05/2018: Flash #47  --  53,222 (+  1.9%) [56,293]
06/2018: Flash #48  --  53,686 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Flash #49  --  54,265 (+  1.1%)
07/2018: Flash #50  --  58,311 (+  7.5%)
07/2018: Flash #51  --  53,616 (-  5.4%) [55,159]
08/2018: Flash #52  --  54,588 (-  1.0%)
08/2018: Flash #53  --  48,992 (- 10.3%)
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6 months: + 11.5%
1 year  : -  3.1%
2 years : - 46.6%
5 years : + 33.3%
10 years: + 74.7%
15 years: + 47.1%

All signs were pointing towards Flash hanging on to a chunk of its “Flash War” audience, until issue #53 hit and the numbers drop suddenly. I can’t explain it, other than retailer adjusted their orders down. Like Batman and other twice-monthlies, Flash is now at $3.99, which may be turning off a few more readers than retailers had originally planned on.

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22, 24 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
08/2003: Detective Comics #785 --  37,988
08/2008: Detective Comics #847 --  71,134
08/2013: Detective Comics #23  --  61,448 
08/2014: Detective Comics #34  --  58,812  [59,309]
08/2015: Detective Comics #43  --  53,576  [53,797]
08/2016: Detective Comics #938 --  97,829 
08/2016: Detective Comics #939 --  89,612 
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08/2017: Detective Comics #962 --  54,259 (-  0.3%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #963 --  52,975 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #964 --  53,552 (+  1.1%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #965 --  57,102 (+  6.6%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #966 --  56,801 (-  0.5%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #967 --  55,556 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #968 --  56,948 (+  2.5%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #969 --  52,855 (-  7.2%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #970 --  52,560 (-  0.6%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #971 --  51,727 (-  1.6%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #972 --  51,694 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Detective Comics #973 --  53,024 (+  2.6%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #974 --  51,189 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Detective Comics #975 --  51,856 (+  2.5%) [52,450]
03/2018: Detective Comics #976 --  51,341 (-  2.1%)
03/2018: Detective Comics #977 --  50,556 (-  1.5%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #978 --  51,083 (+  1.0%)
04/2018: Detective Comics #979 --  50,049 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #980 --  51,162 (+  2.2%)
05/2018: Detective Comics #981 --  50,757 (-  0.8%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #982 --  51,763 (+  2.0%)
06/2018: Detective Comics #983 --  52,016 (+  0.5%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #984 --  51,879 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Detective Comics #985 --  51,750 (+  1.3%) [52,555]
08/2018: Detective Comics #986 --  53,346 (+  1.5%)
08/2018: Detective Comics #987 --  51,362 (-  3.7%)
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6 months: +  1.0%
1 year  : -  2.4%
2 years : - 44.1%
5 years : - 14.8%
10 years: - 26.4%
15 years: + 37.8%

The end of writer Bryan Edward Hill’s arc, and the last month at $2.99.

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32 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
08/2013: Justice League Dark #23 -- 71,157  [75,782]
08/2014: Justice League Dark #34 -- 25,258
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07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+143.1%) [63,742]
08/2018: Justice League Dark #2  -- 46,545 (- 27.0%)
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5 years : - 30.9%

That’s a rather good second issue drop. If it settles in at 40K, that’ll be historically a good number for JLD.

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37 - 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%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Mr. Miracle #10 of 12 -- 41,267 (+  4.8%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 20.6%

First month sales for issue #10 are almost identical to those for issue #2, which is almost unheard of. Despite the delays, interest remains strong.

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38 - BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR ($3.99)
08/2017: Kings of Fear #1 of 6 -- 40,036 

A Batman limited series by classic Batman creators Scott Peterson & Kelley Jones? Heck, why not!

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40, 93 - BATGIRL ($4.99/$3.99)
08/2003: Batgirl #43     --  27,998 
08/2008: Batgirl #2 of 6 --  27,710 
08/2013: Batgirl #23     --  37,707 
08/2014: Batgirl #34     --  34,590  [35,273]
08/2015: Batgirl #43     --  32,079  [32,478]
08/2016: Batgirl #2      --  68,611 
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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%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Batgirl #25     --  37,712 (+ 42.5%)
08/2018: Batgirl #26     --  25,947 (- 31.2%)
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6 months: + 70.0%
1 year  : + 40.9%
2 years : - 53.6%
5 years : - 15.6%
10 years: + 14.9%
15 years: + 13.7%

Issue #25 was delayed from July, and had several things going for it to lead to the sales bump, including the debut of the new creative team. 

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42 - ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS ($3.99)
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%)
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Adventures #1 of 12 -- 36,795 (+ 35.8%)
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6 months: + 24.2%
1 year  : +  7.7%

Why did DC bring back the Super Sons for a maxi-series set in the pre-Bendis era? Probably because the trade collections are selling relatively well.

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43, 47 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: Wonder Woman #195 --  29,558  [31,522]
08/2008: Wonder Woman #23  --  35,562
08/2013: Wonder Woman #23  --  34,747 
08/2014: -- 
08/2015: Wonder Woman #43  --  39,646  [40,128]
08/2016: Wonder Woman #4   --  93,862 
08/2016: Wonder Woman #5   --  85,646 
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08/2017: Wonder Woman #28  --  41,837 (-  1.3%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #29  --  41,077 (-  1.8%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #30  --  40,955 (-  0.3%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #31  --  41,647 (+  1.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #32  --  39,694 (-  4.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #33  --  39,920 (+  0.6%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34  --  41,185 (+  3.2%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35  --  38,637 (-  6.2%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #36  --  37,647 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #37  --  36,970 (+  1.5%) [38,227]
01/2018: Wonder Woman #38  --  36,828 (-  3.7%)
01/2018: Wonder Woman #39  --  36,269 (-  1.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #40  --  36,464 (+  0.5%)
02/2018: Wonder Woman #41  --  35,572 (-  2.4%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #42  --  35,358 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Wonder Woman #43  --  35,043 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #44  --  34,606 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Wonder Woman #45  --  34,296 (-  0.9%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,430 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #47  --  33,848 (-  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #48  --  34,418 (+  1.7%)
06/2018: Wonder Woman #49  --  34,129 (-  0.8%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #50  --  38,375 (+ 12.4%)
07/2018: Wonder Woman #51  --  50,901 (+ 40.2%) [53,791]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #52  --  36,259 (- 32.6%)
08/2018: Wonder Woman #53  --  34,900 (-  3.5%)
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6 months: -  1.1%
1 year  : - 14.1%
2 years : - 60.3%
5 years : +  2.5%
10 years: + 39.4%
15 years: + 13.0%

I remain completely stumped as to the reason for the huge bump for the one-off issue #51—it even gets a chunk of reorders this month, but things drop right back down to normal in August.

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44, 56, 80, 95 - LOONEY TUNES CROSSOVER SPECIALS ($4.99)
06/2017: Batman/Elmer Fudd #1  -- 31,971 
06/2017: W Woman/Taz Devil #1  -- 24,392 
06/2017: Lobo/Road Runner #1   -- 22,593 
06/2017: M Man/Marvin Mart #1  -- 22,211 
06/2017: Legion/Bugs Bunny #1  -- 21,479 
06/2017: J Hex/Yosemite Sam #1 -- 20,044 
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08/2018: Joker/Daffy Duck #1   -- 35,935
08/2018: Harley Q/Gossamer #1  -- 33,118
08/2018: Catwoman/Tweety #1    -- 28,860
08/2018: Lex Luthor/Porky #1   -- 25,655

DC go back to the Looney Tunes well for another fifth-week crossover event, and overall these do a bit better than the last batch. 

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49 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
08/2015: Deathstroke #9  --  36,583  [37,419]
08/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 109,250 (+431.3%)
08/2016: Deathstroke #1  --  91,962 (- 15.8%)
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08/2017: Deathstroke #22 --  23,713 (-  5.0%)
09/2017: Deathstroke #23 --  22,811 (-  3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 --  21,970 (-  3.7%)
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 --  20,899 (-  4.9%)
12/2017: Deathstroke #26 --  19,432 (-  7.0%)
01/2018: Deathstroke #27 --  18,746 (-  3.5%)
02/2018: Deathstroke #28 --  17,672 (-  5.7%)
03/2018: Deathstroke #29 --  17,677 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Deathstroke #30 --  38,956 (+151.1%) [44,294]
05/2018: Deathstroke #31 --  35,805 (- 19.3%)
06/2018: Deathstroke #32 --  38,535 (+  7.6%)
07/2018: Deathstroke #33 --  36,092 (-  6.3%)
08/2018: Deathstroke #34 --  35,168 (-  5.3%)
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6 months: + 90.0%
1 year  : + 48.3%
2 years : - 65.0%

Part five of “Deathstroke vs. Batman”

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58 - PEARL (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2017: Pearl #1 of 6 -- 32,701 

The first of the Jinxworld titles to follow Brian Michael Bendis over to DC, this one being a new title with fellow Jessica Jones co-creator Michael Gaydos. We’ll be caucusing these with the Vertigo & Young Animal books in the end-of-column statistics, as these are mature-reader creator-owned titles. And by that measuring stick, this is quite a good debut. 

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63 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
08/2003: Teen Titans #2  -- 61,528
08/2008: Teen Titans #62 -- 43,258
08/2013: Teen Titans #23 -- 31,742 
08/2014: Teen Titans #2  -- 40,687  [42,648]
08/2015: Teen Titans #11 -- 32,112  [32,621]
08/2016: Teen Titans #23 -- 19,118 
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08/2017: Teen Titans #11 -- 33,434 (-  5.3%)
09/2017: Teen Titans #12 -- 57,359 (+ 94.3%) [64,952]
10/2017: Teen Titans #13 -- 32,058 (- 50.6%)
11/2017: Teen Titans #14 -- 30,596 (-  4.6%)
12/2017: Teen Titans #15 -- 38,745 (+ 33.2%) [40,747]
01/2018: Teen Titans #16 -- 28,873 (- 29.1%)
02/2018: Teen Titans #17 -- 27,828 (-  3.6%)
03/2018: Teen Titans #18 -- 27,289 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Teen Titans #19 -- 26,124 (-  4.3%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: TT Special #1   -- 32,702 (+ 52.4%) [39,803]
07/2018: Teen Titans #20 -- 67,978 (+ 78.5%) [71,036]
08/2018: Teen Titans #21 -- 32,095 (- 54.8%)
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6 months: + 15.3%
1 year  : -  4.0%
2 years : + 67.9%
5 years : +  1.1%
10 years: - 25.8%
15 years: - 47.8%

Not much of an afterglow after last month’s big boost, indicating that there was much more of a speculator than reader interest in the new Lobo’s daughter character. But we’ll see if there are any re-orders for issue #21 on next month’s chart...

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66 - TITANS ($3.99)
08/2008: --
08/2016: Titans #2         --  80,079
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08/2017: Titans #14        --  37,283 (-  5.1%) 
09/2017: Titans #15        --  35,858 (-  3.8%) 
10/2017: Titans #16        --  34,570 (-  3.6%) 
11/2017: Titans #17        --  33,960 (-  1.8%) 
12/2017: Titans #18        --  32,276 (-  5.0%) 
01/2018: Titans #19        --  31,478 (-  2.5%) 
02/2018: Titans #20        --  30,686 (-  2.5%) 
03/2018: Titans #21        --  29,674 (-  3.3%) 
04/2018: Titans #22        --  29,018 (-  2.2%) 
05/2018: --
06/2018: Titans Special #1 --  31,898 (+  9.9%)
07/2018: Titans #23        --  33,060 (+ 11.1%) [35,438]
08/2018: Titans #24        --  30,889 (- 12.8%) 
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6 months: +  0.7%
1 year  : - 17.1%
2 years : - 61.4%
10 years:    n.a.

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68 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: Aquaman #9  -- 27,454 
08/2013: Aquaman #23 -- 44,140 
08/2014: Aquaman #34 -- 33,380  [32,641]
08/2015: Aquaman #43 -- 30,480  [30,835]
08/2016: Aquaman #4  -- 67,641 
08/2016: Aquaman #5  -- 60,422 
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08/2017: Aquaman #27 -- 28,677 (+  3.5%)
09/2017: Aquaman #28 -- 28,081 (-  2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29 -- 27,559 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Aquaman #30 -- 27,243 (-  1.1%)
12/2017: Aquaman #31 -- 25,474 (-  6.5%)
01/2018: Aquaman #32 -- 25,232 (-  0.9%)
02/2018: Aquaman #33 -- 24,974 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Aquaman #34 -- 24,323 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Aquaman #35 -- 23,594 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Aquaman #36 -- 23,057 (-  2.3%)
06/2018: Aquaman #37 -- 24,076 (+  4.4%)
07/2018: Aquaman #38 -- 24,836 (+  3.2%)
08/2018: Aquaman #39 -- 30,311 (+ 22.0%)
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6 months: + 21.4%
1 year  : +  5.7%
2 years : - 52.7%
5 years : - 31.3%
15 years: + 10.4%

Part two of a crossover with Suicide Squad.

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72 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($3.99)
08/2008: Green Lantern Corps #27  --  46,045
08/2013: Green Lantern Corps #23  --  36,229 
08/2014: Green Lantern Corps #34  --  29,471  [29,691]
08/2015: --
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #2      --  85,769 (- 28.3%)
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #3      --  71,211 (- 17.0%)
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08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26     --  31,481 (-  1.1%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27     --  31,251 (-  0.7%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28     --  30,911 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29     --  30,864 (-  0.2%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #30     --  31,268 (+  1.3%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #31     --  30,586 (-  2.2%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #32     --  57,000 (+ 86.4%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #33     --  33,624 (- 41.0%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #34     --  29,474 (- 12.3%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #35     --  29,203 (-  0.9%)
01/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #36     --  29,065 (-  0.5%)
01/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #37     --  28,655 (-  1.4%)
02/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #38     --  28,613 (-  0.1%)
02/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #39     --  28,340 (-  1.0%)
03/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #40     --  28,819 (+  1.7%)
03/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #41     --  28,291 (-  1.8%)
04/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #42     --  28,427 (+  0.5%)
04/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #43     --  27,871 (-  2.0%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #44     --  27,868 (-  0.0%)
05/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #45     --  27,682 (-  0.7%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #46     --  28,085 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #47     --  27,825 (-  0.9%)
07/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #48     --  28,341 (+  1.0%)
07/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #49     --  27,998 (-  1.2%)
08/2018: Hal Jordan & GLC #50     --  29,579 (+  5.6%)
----------------
6 months: +  3.9%
1 year  : -  5.7%
2 years : - 62.3%
5 years : - 18.4%
10 years: - 35.8%

Final issue, though Hal Jordan will be the star of the new The Green Lantern comic starting up in November.

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77, 81 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
08/2003: Harley Quinn #35   --  15,139
08/2014: Harley Quinn #9    --  71,522  [73,144]
08/2014: Harley Quinn #10   --  58,500  [58,596]
08/2015: Harley Quinn #19   --  64,223  [65,155]
08/2016: Harley Quinn #1    -- 395,953 [402,106]
08/2016: Harley Quinn #2    -- 128,316 
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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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05/2018: Harley <3 --="" 10.3="" 37="" joker="" nbsp="" p="">
06/2018: Harley Quinn #43   --  29,948 (- 19.1%)
06/2018: Harley Quinn #44   --  29,545 (-  1.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #45   --  30,518 (+  3.3%)
07/2018: Harley Quinn #46   --  29,343 (-  3.9%)
08/2018: Harley Quinn #47   --  29,144 (-  0.7%)
08/2018: Harley Quinn #48   --  28,705 (-  1.5%)
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6 months: -  7.4%
1 year  : - 24.2%
2 years : - 34.1%
15 years: + 90.4%

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82 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
08/2008: Supergirl #32  --  28,114 
08/2013: Supergirl #23  --  24,747 
08/2014: Supergirl #34  --  26,510 
08/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 124,088
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08/2017: Supergirl #12  --  27,104 (+ 27.1%)
09/2017: Supergirl #13  --  33,750 (+ 24.5%)
10/2017: Supergirl #14  --  31,720 (-  6.0%)
11/2017: Supergirl #15  --  34,314 (+  8.2%)
12/2017: Supergirl #16  --  28,450 (- 17.1%)
01/2018: Supergirl #17  --  26,466 (-  7.0%)
02/2018: Supergirl #18  --  31,675 (+ 19.7%)
03/2018: Supergirl #19  --  30,669 (-  3.2%)
04/2018: Supergirl #20  --  30,787 (+  0.4%)
05/2018: --
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Supergirl #21  --  28,507 (-  7.4%)
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6 months: - 10.0%
1 year  : +  5.2%
2 years : - 77.0%
5 years : + 15.2%
10 years: +  1.4%

Retailers ordered this coming out of the hiatus like nothing was changing and it was the same old Supergirl comic. But c’mon: It’s Supergirl & Krypto have adventures in space! Drawn by Kevin Maguire! What more could you want out of a comic?! I’m normally against renumbering, but in this case a new #1 should have been on tap.

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86 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
08/2013: Suicide Squad #23      --  22,166 
08/2014: New Suicide Squad #2   --  38,477  [41,917]
08/2015: New Suicide Squad #11  --  37,915  [38,434]
08/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 195,587 
08/2016: Suicide Squad #1       -- 239,439 
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08/2017: Suicide Squad #23      --  34,209 (-  4.2%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #24      --  33,674 (-  1.6%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #25      --  33,553 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #26      --  50,527 (+ 50.6%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #27      --  31,754 (- 37.2%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #28      --  31,633 (-  0.4%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #29      --  30,113 (-  4.8%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #30      --  29,301 (-  2.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #31      --  28,229 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #32      --  27,631 (-  2.1%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #33      --  26,715 (-  3.3%)
01/2018: Suicide Squad #34      --  26,515 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #35      --  26,798 (+  1.1%)
02/2018: Suicide Squad #36      --  25,531 (-  4.7%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #37      --  25,367 (-  0.6%)
03/2018: Suicide Squad #38      --  24,910 (-  1.8%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #39      --  24,141 (-  3.1%)
04/2018: Suicide Squad #40      --  27,170 (+ 12.5%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #41      --  28,499 (+  4.9%)
05/2018: Suicide Squad #42      --  26,759 (-  6.1%)
06/2018: Suicide Squad #43      --  27,089 (+  1.2%)
07/2018: Suicide Squad #44      --  26,076 (-  3.7%)
08/2018: Suicide Squad #45      --  28,068 (+  7.6%)
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6 months: +  7.3%
1 year  : - 17.3%
2 years : - 87.1%
5 years : + 26.6%

Part one of a crossover with Aquaman

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90 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
08/2003: Hawkman #18      -- 28,929
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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 (- 50.3%)  [43,175]
07/2018: Hawkman #2       -- 30,781 (- 28.7%)
08/2018: Hawkman #3       -- 27,331 (- 11.2%)
-----------------
15 years: -  5.5%

An expected third issue drop.

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92 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
08/2003: Nightwing #84  --  29,410
08/2008: Nightwing #147 --  56,300
08/2013: Nightwing #23  --  40,522 
08/2014: Grayson #2     --  56,483  [59,870]
08/2015: Grayson #11    --  36,538  [37,402]
08/2016: Nightwing #2   -- 102,444 (- 18.9%)
08/2016: Nightwing #3   --  89,711 (- 12.4%)
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08/2017: Nightwing #26  --  34,020 (-  1.6%)
08/2017: Nightwing #27  --  33,250 (-  2.3%)
09/2017: Nightwing #28  --  32,874 (-  1.1%)
09/2017: Nightwing #29  --  51,102 (+ 55.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #30  --  31,978 (- 37.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #31  --  31,762 (-  0.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #32  --  31,215 (-  1.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #33  --  30,418 (-  2.6%)
12/2017: Nightwing #34  --  29,426 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Nightwing #35  --  29,310 (-  0.4%)
01/2018: Nightwing #36  --  28,493 (-  2.8%)
01/2018: Nightwing #37  --  28,873 (+  1.3%)
02/2018: Nightwing #38  --  27,188 (-  5.8%)
02/2018: Nightwing #39  --  27,731 (+  2.0%)
03/2018: Nightwing #40  --  27,202 (-  1.9%)
03/2018: Nightwing #41  --  26,951 (-  0.9%)
04/2018: Nightwing #42  --  26,323 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Nightwing #43  --  25,986 (-  1.3%)
05/2018: Nightwing #44  --  26,229 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Nightwing #45  --  26,242 (+  0.0%)
07/2018: Nightwing #46  --  26,899 (+  2.5%)
08/2018: Nightwing #47  --  26,467 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.6%
1 year  : - 21.3%
2 years : - 72.5%
5 years : - 34.7%
10 years: - 53.0%
15 years: - 10.0%

Returns to twice-monthly in September.

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97 - SCARLET (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2013: --
08/2014: --
08/2015: --
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06/2016: Scarlet #10     --  7,386 
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08/2018: Scarlet #1 of 5 -- 24,509 (+231.8%) 
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5 years :    n.a.

The second Jinxworld debut, this a continuation of Bendis & Maleev’s previous Icon title. And while it debuts a few thousand copies below Pearl, it is way ahead of the end of the Icon run.

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101, 104 - GREEN LANTERNS ($3.99)
08/2003: Green Lantern #167 --  36,254
08/2003: Green Lantern #168 --  34,016
08/2008: --
08/2013: Green Lantern #23  --  59,176 
08/2014: Green Lantern #34  --  43,846  [44,194]
08/2015: Green Lantern #43  --  42,482  [42,750]
08/2016: Green Lanterns #4  --  78,254 
08/2016: Green Lanterns #5  --  70,677 
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08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 --  30,024 (-  0.8%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 --  29,451 (-  1.9%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 --  29,462 (+  0.0%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 --  28,997 (-  1.6%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #32 --  28,775 (-  0.8%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #33 --  28,238 (-  1.9%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34 --  27,959 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35 --  27,338 (-  2.2%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #36 --  26,436 (-  3.3%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #37 --  26,055 (-  1.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #38 --  25,172 (-  3.4%)
01/2018: Green Lanterns #39 --  25,551 (+  1.5%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #40 --  24,807 (-  2.9%)
02/2018: Green Lanterns #41 --  25,155 (+  1.4%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #42 --  25,092 (-  0.3%)
03/2018: Green Lanterns #43 --  24,780 (-  1.2%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #44 --  24,528 (-  1.0%)
04/2018: Green Lanterns #45 --  24,173 (-  1.4%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #46 --  23,727 (-  1.8%)
05/2018: Green Lanterns #47 --  23,789 (+  0.3%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #48 --  23,994 (+  0.9%)
06/2018: Green Lanterns #49 --  24,157 (+  0.7%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #50 --  25,389 (+  5.1%)
07/2018: Green Lanterns #51 --  24,316 (-  4.2%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #52 --  24,301 (-  0.1%)
08/2018: Green Lanterns #53 --  23,923 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.5%
1 year  : - 18.9%
2 years : - 67.6%
5 years : - 59.3%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 31.4%

Ending with issue #57 in October.

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108 - THE TERRIFICS ($2.99)
02/2018: Terrifics #1  -- 45,493           [51,924]
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 31.2%) [35,707] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 13.0%) [31,069]
05/2018: Terrifics #4  -- 28,849 (-  7.1%) 
06/2018: Terrifics #5  -- 26,676 (-  7.5%) 
07/2018: Terrifics #6  -- 24,736 (-  7.3%) 
08/2018: Terrifics #7  -- 22,825 (-  7.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 56.0%

The best-selling book in the rapidly deteriorating New Age of Heroes line. But even here the percentage drops are worryingly high at this point of the game.
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110 - NIGHTWING ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2013: Nightwing Annual #1 -- 36,108  
12/2014: Grayson Annual #1   -- 32,251 (- 10.7%) 
09/2015: Grayson Annual #2   -- 25,470 (- 21.0%) 
06/2016: Grayson Annual #3   -- 20,972 (- 17.7%) 
08/2018: Nightwing Annual #1 -- 22,685 (+  8.2%)  

The best-selling Annual of the month, which is not something to crow about. DC would have been better off doing more of those Looney Tunes team-ups than the batch of Annuals that they released in August...

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114 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($4.99)
08/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #23 -- 28,821 
08/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #34 -- 20,069 
08/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #3    -- 23,841 
08/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #1  -- 92,234 (-  5.6%)
-----------------------------------------
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 -- 25,073 (-  4.5%)
09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 -- 24,376 (-  2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 -- 23,680 (-  2.9%)
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 23,610 (-  0.3%)
12/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #17 -- 21,838 (-  7.5%)
01/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #18 -- 21,385 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #19 -- 20,744 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #20 -- 20,214 (-  2.6%)
04/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #21 -- 19,590 (-  3.1%)
05/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #22 -- 18,989 (-  3.1%)
06/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #23 -- 19,034 (+  0.2%)
07/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 18,829 (-  1.1%)
08/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #25 -- 21,874 (+ 16.2%)
-----------------
6 months: +  5.4%
1 year  : - 12.8%
2 years : - 76.3%
5 years : - 24.1%

A bit of a bump up for the extra-sized and -priced 25th issue.

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120 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
08/2003: Green Arrow #29    -- 41,534 
08/2008: Green Arrow/BC #11 -- 28,694
08/2013: Green Arrow #23    -- 25,449 
08/2014: Green Arrow #34    -- 22,927 
08/2015: Green Arrow #43    -- 29,998  [30,298]
08/2016: Green Arrow #4     -- 74,335 
08/2016: Green Arrow #5     -- 69,530 
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08/2017: Green Arrow #28    -- 26,572 (-  0.5%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #29    -- 26,455 (-  0.4%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #30    -- 26,429 (-  0.1%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #31    -- 25,742 (-  2.6%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #32    -- 48,898 (+ 90.0%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #33    -- 25,963 (- 46.9%)
11/2017: Green Arrow #34    -- 25,181 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Green Arrow #35    -- 23,682 (-  6.0%)
01/2018: Green Arrow #36    -- 23,012 (-  2.8%)
02/2018: Green Arrow #37    -- 22,425 (-  2.6%)
03/2018: Green Arrow #38    -- 21,935 (-  2.2%)
04/2018: Green Arrow #39    -- 21,269 (-  3.0%)
05/2018: Green Arrow #40    -- 20,995 (-  1.3%)
06/2018: Green Arrow #41    -- 20,309 (-  3.3%)
07/2018: Green Arrow #42    -- 20,107 (-  1.0%)
08/2018: Green Arrow #43    -- 20,241 (+  0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.7%
1 year  : - 23.7%
2 years : - 71.9%
5 years : - 20.5%
10 years: - 29.5%
15 years: - 51.3%

A new creative team starts, but it makes for barely a blip on the sales to retailers.

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123 - PLASTIC MAN ($3.99)
06/2018: Plastic Man #1 of 6 -- 31,997
07/2018: Plastic Man #2 of 6 -- 20,632 (- 35.5%)
08/2018: Plastic Man #3 of 6 -- 19,596 (-  5.0%)

Settling in.

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124 - SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL ($4.99)
09/2015: New Suicide Sq. Ann. #1 -- 25,927 
08/2018: Suicide Squad Annual #1 -- 19,378 (- 25.3%) 

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127 - INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ($3.99)
07/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #1 of 6 -- 27,250 (+ 55.7%)
08/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #2 of 6 -- 18,474 (- 32.2%)

A typical second issue drop.

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132 - THE IMMORTAL MEN ($2.99)
04/2018: Immortal Men #1 -- 48,567
05/2018: Immortal Men #2 -- 27,896 (- 42.6%)
06/2018: Immortal Men #3 -- 25,770 (-  7.6%)
07/2018: Immortal Men #4 -- 19,954 (- 22.6%)
08/2018: Immortal Men #5 -- 17,487 (- 12.4%)

Ending with issue #6.

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136 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL ($4.99)
05/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #1 -- 30,157  
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #2 -- 16,912 (- 43.9%) 
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #1 -- 20,638 (+ 22.0%)  
08/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #2 -- 16,132 (- 21.8%)  
-----------------
1 year  : - 21.8%


138 - BATGIRL ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2012: Batgirl Annual #1 -- 39,017 
04/2014: Batgirl Annual #2 -- 28,715 (- 24.0%) [29,661]
07/2015: Batgirl Annual #3 -- 28,731 (-  0.1%) [29,621]
03/2017: Batgirl Annual #1 -- 22,344 (- 24.6%)
08/2018: Batgirl Annual #2 -- 15,790 (- 29.3%)

Not very good sales on these two Annuals, and yet not the worst performances for Annuals this month...

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139 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
08/2013: Universe #1       -- 23,358 
08/2014: Universe #13      -- 14,215 
08/2015: Batman Beyond #3  -- 30,806  [31,276]
08/2016: Batman Beyond #15 -- 17,882
------------------------------------
08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 -- 21,640 (-  5.4%)
09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 -- 21,866 (+  1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 -- 20,464 (-  6.4%)
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 -- 19,181 (-  6.3%)
12/2017: Batman Beyond #15 -- 18,336 (-  4.4%)
01/2018: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,946 (-  2.1%)
02/2018: Batman Beyond #17 -- 17,197 (-  4.2%)
03/2018: Batman Beyond #18 -- 16,797 (-  2.3%)
04/2018: Batman Beyond #19 -- 16,335 (-  2.8%)
05/2018: Batman Beyond #20 -- 16,093 (-  1.5%)
06/2018: Batman Beyond #21 -- 16,049 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Batman Beyond #22 -- 15,839 (-  1.3%)
08/2018: Batman Beyond #23 -- 15,743 (-  0.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  8.5%
1 year  : - 27.3%
2 years : - 12.0%
5 years : - 32.6%

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140 - BATWOMAN ($3.99)
08/2013: Batwoman #23 -- 26,223 
08/2014: Batwoman #34 -- 16,909 
-------------------------------
08/2017: Batwoman #6  -- 22,362 (- 10.0%)
09/2017: Batwoman #7  -- 21,415 (-  4.2%)
10/2017: Batwoman #8  -- 20,364 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: Batwoman #9  -- 18,976 (-  6.8%)
12/2017: Batwoman #10 -- 17,746 (-  6.5%)
01/2018: Batwoman #11 -- 17,183 (-  3.2%)
02/2018: Batwoman #12 -- 16,228 (-  3.2%)
03/2018: Batwoman #13 -- 16,587 (+  2.2%)
04/2018: Batwoman #14 -- 15,560 (-  6.2%)
05/2018: Batwoman #15 -- 15,716 (+  1.0%)
06/2018: Batwoman #16 -- 15,449 (-  1.7%)
07/2018: Batwoman #17 -- 15,491 (+  0.3%)
08/2018: Batwoman #18 -- 15,585 (+  0.6%)
-----------------
6 months: -  4.0%
1 year  : - 30.3%
5 years : - 40.6%

Final issue. The last two issues were the best of the series, and the kind of thing I wanted out of a Batwoman series. Unfortunately, it was too little too late as too many readers had already fled the title.

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145 - NEW CHALLENGERS ($2.99)
05/2018: New Challengers #1 of 6 -- 36,557           [37,537]
06/2018: New Challengers #2 of 6 -- 22,094 (- 41.1%) 
07/2018: New Challengers #3 of 6 -- 16,870 (- 23.6%) 
08/2018: New Challengers #4 of 6 -- 14,182 (- 15.9%) 

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150 - DAMAGE ($2.99)
01/2018: Damage #1  -- 37,001           [41,076]
02/2018: Damage #2  -- 27,044 (- 33.3%) [27,792]  
03/2018: Damage #3  -- 22,394 (- 19.4%)  
04/2018: Damage #4  -- 20,166 (-  9.9%)  
05/2018: Damage #5  -- 18,923 (-  6.2%)  
06/2018: Damage #6  -- 17,308 (-  8.5%)  
07/2018: Damage #7  -- 15,433 (- 10.8%)  
08/2018: Damage #8  -- 13,778 (- 10.7%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 50.4%

Still dropping like a stone.

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151 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
08/2017: --
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  -- 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8  -- 19,041 (-  4.9%)
11/2017: The Wild Storm #9  -- 18,608 (-  2.3%)
12/2017: The Wild Storm #10 -- 17,599 (-  5.4%)
01/2018: The Wild Storm #11 -- 17,152 (-  2.5%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: The Wild Storm #12 -- 16,821 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: The Wild Storm #13 -- 14,661 (- 12.8%)
06/2018: The Wild Storm #14 -- 14,107 (-  3.8%)
07/2018: The Wild Storm #15 -- 13,787 (-  2.3%)
08/2018: The Wild Storm #16 -- 13,712 (-  0.5%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.

Has not yet been solicited beyond issue #18, but is scheduled for twenty-four issues, and DC & Ellis are planning further Wild Storm series after the current series end. 

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153 - SIDEWAYS ($2.99)
02/2018: Sideways #1  -- 35,086           [36,969]
03/2018: Sideways #2  -- 23,807 (- 35.6%)  
04/2018: Sideways #3  -- 19,890 (- 16.5%)  
05/2018: Sideways #4  -- 18,300 (-  8.0%)  
06/2018: Sideways #5  -- 16,543 (-  9.6%)  
07/2018: Sideways #6  -- 15,152 (-  8.4%)  
08/2018: Sideways #7  -- 13,637 (- 10.0%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 63.1%

Sales drop accelerando.

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160 - DAMAGE ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2018: Damage Annual #1 -- 12,766 

No, your eyes do not deceive you: Someone at DC thought that the New Age of Heroes titles needed to have Annuals. Sales are just what you’d expect: poor. And yet, the Damage Annual is not the worst-selling DCU book of the month...

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162 - THE UNEXPECTED ($2.99)
06/2018: Unexpected #1 -- 28,028 
07/2018: Unexpected #2 -- 16,441 (- 41.3%) 
08/2018: Unexpected #3 -- 12,285 (- 25.3%) 

Nope, not this either...

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163 - 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%)
07/2018: --
08/2008: Daughter #7 of 12 -- 12,081 (-  4.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.8%

Nor this...

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164 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
08/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #4  -- 28,148
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08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 -- 14,309 (-  4.2%)
09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 -- 13,866 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 -- 13,478 (-  2.8%)
11/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #19 -- 12,974 (-  3.7%)
12/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #20 -- 12,369 (-  4.7%)
01/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #21 -- 12,072 (-  2.4%)
02/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #22 -- 11,684 (-  3.2%)
03/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #23 -- 12,410 (+  6.2%)
04/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #24 -- 11,713 (-  5.6%)
05/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #25 -- 15,577 (+ 33.0%)
06/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #26 -- 13,166 (- 15.5%)
07/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #27 -- 12,221 (-  7.2%)
08/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #28 -- 12,044 (-  1.4%)
-----------------
6 months: +  3.1%
1 year  : - 15.8%
2 years : - 57.2%

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165 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707
05/2018: Curse of Brimstone #2  -- 20,244 (- 39.9%)
06/2018: Curse of Brimstone #3  -- 15,949 (- 21.2%)
07/2018: Curse of Brimstone #4  -- 13,741 (- 13.8%)
08/2018: Curse of Brimstone #5  -- 11,966 (- 12.9%)

Not quite...

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167 - THE SILENCER ($2.99)
01/2018: The Silencer #1  -- 30,131           [33,101] 
02/2018: The Silencer #2  -- 21,003 (- 36.5%)  
03/2018: The Silencer #3  -- 18,208 (- 13.3%)  
04/2018: The Silencer #4  -- 16,145 (- 11.3%)  
05/2018: The Silencer #5  -- 15,261 (-  5.5%)  
06/2018: The Silencer #6  -- 13,868 (-  9.1%)  
07/2018: The Silencer #7  -- 12,524 (-  9.7%)  
08/2018: The Silencer #8  -- 11,802 (-  5.8%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 43.8%

Almost there...

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169 - THE SILENCER ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2018: The Silencer Annual #1 -- 11,589 

Yes, the worth-selling New Age of Heroes title, and thus by extension the worst-selling DCU title, gets an Annual this month. The mind boggles.

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181, 183 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
08/2013: Injustice #8     -- 25,223 
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #9  -- 18,397 
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #10 -- 18,068 
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #7  -- 15,559 
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #8  -- 15,269 
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #15 -- 13,258 (-  1.2%)
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #16 -- 12,914 (-  2.6%)
-----------------------------------
08/2017: Injustice 2 #7   -- 13,272 (-  0.7%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #8   -- 13,104 (-  1.3%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #9   -- 12,783 (-  2.4%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #10  -- 12,390 (-  3.1%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #11  -- 12,356 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #12  -- 12,022 (-  2.7%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #13  -- 11,899 (-  1.0%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #14  -- 11,543 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #15  -- 11,199 (-  3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #16  -- 10,927 (-  2.4%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #17  -- 10,916 (-  0.1%)
01/2018: Injustice 2 #18  -- 10,662 (-  2.3%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #19  -- 10,584 (-  0.7%)
02/2018: Injustice 2 #20  -- 10,268 (-  3.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #21  -- 10,373 (+  1.0%)
03/2018: Injustice 2 #22  -- 10,179 (-  1.9%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #23  -- 10,111 (-  0.7%)
04/2018: Injustice 2 #24  --  9,847 (-  0.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #25  -- 10,211 (+  3.7%)
05/2018: Injustice 2 #26  --  9,788 (-  4.1%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #27  --  9,936 (+  1.5%)
06/2018: Injustice 2 #28  --  9,698 (-  2.4%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #29  --  9,666 (-  0.3%)
07/2018: Injustice 2 #30  --  9,696 (+  0.3%)
08/2018: Injustice 2 #31  --  9,824 (+  1.3%)
08/2018: Injustice 2 #32  --  9,669 (-  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.3%
1 year  : - 29.2%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : - 62.4%

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

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191 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
08/2014: Teen Titans Go! #5  --  8,688 
08/2015: Teen Titans Go! #11 --  9,771 
08/2016: Teen Titans Go! #17 --  9,636 
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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%)
07/2018: --
08/2018: Teen Titans Go! #29 --  9,049 (+  4.9%)
-----------------
6 months: + 11.3%
1 year  : +  6.5%
2 years : -  6.1%

Maybe the movie is the cause of the recent uptick in sales?

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229 - THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY (WildStorm) ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1  -- 14,145 
11/2017: Michael Cray #2  -- 10,339 (- 26.9%) 
12/2017: Michael Cray #3  --  8,804 (- 14.8%) 
01/2018: Michael Cray #4  --  8,373 (-  4.9%) 
02/2018: Michael Cray #5  --  7,968 (-  4.8%) 
03/2018: Michael Cray #6  --  7,821 (-  1.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Michael Cray #7  --  7,521 (-  3.8%) 
06/2018: Michael Cray #8  --  6,488 (- 13.7%) 
07/2018: Michael Cray #9  --  6,347 (-  2.2%) 
08/2018: Michael Cray #10 --  6,282 (-  1.0%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.2%

Ending with issue #12.

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243 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
08/2014: -- 
08/2015: -- 
08/2016: --  
-----------------------------------------
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 --  5,778 (-  4.1%)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 --  5,760 (-  0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 --  5,757 (-  0.1%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32 --  5,207 (-  9.6%)
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 --  5,900 (+ 13.3%)
01/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #34 --  6,610 (+ 12.0%)
02/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #35 --  5,491 (- 16.9%)
03/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36 --  5,301 (-  3.5%)
04/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #37 --  6,237 (+ 17.7%)
05/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #38 --  5,823 (-  6.6%)
06/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39 --  6,947 (+ 19.3%)
07/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #40 --  6,526 (-  6.1%)
08/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #41 --  5,804 (- 11.1%)
-----------------
6 months: +  5.7%
1 Year  :    n.a.
2 Years :    n.a.

Team-up with Penelope Pitstop.

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254 - SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN (Young Animal) ($3.99)
08/2017: Shade Girl #11  --  8,035 (-  5.1%)
09/2017: Shade Girl #12  --  7,640 (-  4.9%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: Shade Woman #1  -- 12,705 (+ 66.3%)
04/2018: Shade Woman #2  --  7,854 (- 38.2%)
05/2018: Shade Woman #3  --  6,900 (- 12.1%)
06/2018: Shade Woman #4  --  6,145 (- 10.9%)
07/2018: Shade Woman #5  --  5,752 (-  6.4%)
08/2018: Shade Woman #6  --  5,414 (-  5.9%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 32.6%


255 - MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. (Young Animal) ($3.99)
08/2017: Mother Panic #10 --  8,589 (-  7.5%)
09/2017: Mother Panic #11 --  8,019 (-  6.6%)
10/2017: Mother Panic #12 --  7,801 (-  2.7%)
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: MP Gotham AD #1  -- 14,047 (+ 80.1%)
04/2018: MP Gotham AD #2  --  8,053 (- 42.7%)
05/2018: MP Gotham AD #3  --  6,801 (- 15.5%)
06/2018: MP Gotham AD #4  --  6,055 (- 11.0%)
07/2018: MP Gotham AD #5  --  5,635 (-  6.9%)
08/2018: MP Gotham AD #6  --  5,383 (-  4.5%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 37.3%


257 - 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%) 
07/2018: Eternity Girl #5 of 6 --  5,516 (-  6.6%) 
08/2018: Eternity Girl #6 of 6 --  5,326 (-  3.4%) 


268 - CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
08/2017: Cave Cybernetic #11   --  8,231 (-  8.6%)
09/2017: Cave Cybernetic #12   --  8,050 (-  2.2%)
10/2017: --
11/2017: --
12/2017: --
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: Cave Interstellar #1  -- 11,659 (+ 44.8%)
04/2018: Cave Interstellar #2  --  7,540 (- 35.3%)
05/2018: Cave Interstellar #3  --  6,387 (- 15.3%)
06/2018: Cave Interstellar #4  --  5,602 (- 12.3%)
07/2018: Cave Interstellar #5  --  5,237 (-  6.5%)
08/2018: Cave Interstellar #6  --  4,865 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 40.9%

Final issues. Apparently YA will be continuing in some fashion, as a new issue of Doom Patrol has been (re-)solicited and a new story arc of DP is coming at some point (likely along with when the TV series debuts). And Way is allegedly planning new YA books for sometime in the undetermined future. But there’s now a stink on the Young Animal brand, and they’ll have to work hard to overcome the past.

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278 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
08/2003: Scooby-Doo #75                -- 6,135
08/2008: Scooby-Doo #135               -- 4,226
08/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #36 -- 4,903 
08/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #48 -- ????? (< 5,357)
08/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #60 -- 5,091  
08/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #72 -- ????? (< 5,497)   
-----------------------------------------------
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%)    
07/2018: --
08/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #94 -- 4,424 (+  4.4%)    
-----------------
6 months: + 13.6%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years :    ???%
5 years : -  9.8%
10 years: +  4.7%
15 years: - 27.9%

The lowest-selling new issue for DC in August.

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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
08/2003: 28,270
08/2008: 29,678
08/2013: 30,843 
08/2014: 28,951 **
08/2015: 27,301 **
08/2016: 67,257 **
---------------
08/2017: 30,478 (-  0.9%) **
09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+  2.4%) **
11/2017: 32,415 (-  6.9%) **
12/2017: 29,762 (-  8.2%) 
01/2018: 28,657 (-  3.7%) 
02/2018: 25,798 (- 10.0%) 
03/2018: 27,449 (+  6.4%) 
04/2018: 30,117 (+  9.7%) 
05/2018: 29,876 (-  0.8%) 
06/2018: 31,374 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 40,199 (+ 28.1%) 
08/2018: 29,661 (- 26.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 15.0%
1 year  : -  2.7%
2 years : - 55.9%
5 years : -  3.8%
10 years: -  0.1%
15 years: +  4.9%


DC UNIVERSE
08/2003: 32,946 
08/2008: 38,502 
08/2013: 33,583 
08/2014: 36,645  
08/2015: 33,079
08/2016: 87,905
---------------
08/2017: 35,921 (-  4.9%)
09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+  0.4%)
11/2017: 39,600 (-  5.5%)
12/2017: 35,878 (-  9.4%)
01/2018: 35,579 (-  0.8%)
02/2018: 31,696 (- 10.9%)
03/2018: 34,751 (+  9.6%)
04/2018: 37,752 (+  8.6%)
05/2018: 37,935 (+  0.5%)
06/2018: 39,466 (+  4.0%)
07/2018: 50,334 (+ 27.5%)
08/2018: 33,866 (- 32.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +  6.8%
1 year  : -  5.7%
2 years : - 61.5%
5 years : +  0.8%
10 years: - 12.0%
15 years: +  2.8%


WILDSTORM
08/2003: 20,185 
08/2008: 10,064
---------------
08/2017: --
09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
11/2017: 14,474 (- 12.8%)
12/2017: 13,202 (-  8.8%)
01/2018: 12,763 (-  3.3%)
02/2018:  7,968 (- 37.6%)
03/2018: 12,321 (+ 54.6%)
04/2018: --
05/2018: 11,091 (- 10.0%)
06/2018: 10,298 (-  7.1%)
07/2018: 10,067 (-  2.2%)
08/2018:  9,997 (-  0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: + 25.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
10 years: -  0.7%
15 years: - 50.5%


VERTIGO, YOUNG ANIMAL, JINXWORLD
08/2003: 17,396
08/2008: 10,979
08/2013: 14,130 
08/2014:  9,082 
08/2015: 10,216 **
08/2016:  5,639 **
---------------
08/2017:  6,959 (- 28.6%) **
09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017:  6,998 (- 18.4%) **
11/2017:  9,604 (+ 37.2%) **
12/2017:  6,468 (- 32.7%) 
01/2018: 11,226 (+ 73.6%) 
02/2018: 14,325 (+ 27.6%) 
03/2018:  9,990 (+ 27.6%) 
04/2018:  7,430 (- 25.6%) 
05/2018:  5,837 (- 21.4%) 
06/2018:  5,783 (-  0.9%) 
07/2018:  5,366 (-  7.2%) 
08/2018: 23,104 (+330.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 61.3%
1 year  : +232.1%
2 years : +309.7%
5 years : + 63.5%
10 years: +110.4%
15 years: + 32.8%

Young Animal average (4 comics): 5,247; Vertigo average (1 comic): 83,531; Jimxworld average (2 comics): 28,605.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
08/2003: 2,063,706
08/2008: 2,255,565
08/2013: 2,189,882
08/2014: 2,229,230 **
08/2015: 1,938,355 **  
08/2016: 4,977,036 **  
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08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **
09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+  3.7%) **
11/2017: 2,917,319 (+  8.9%) **
12/2017: 2,351,182 (- 19.4%) 
01/2018: 2,493,119 (+  6.0%) 
02/2018: 2,270,180 (-  8.9%) 
03/2018: 2,305,728 (+  1.6%) 
04/2018: 2,439,466 (+  5.8%) 
05/2018: 2,210,850 (-  9.4%) 
06/2018: 2,321,651 (+  5.0%) 
07/2018: 2,452,128 (+  4.5%) 
08/2018: 2,135,622 (- 12.9%) 
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6 months: -  5.9%
1 year  : - 10.2%
2 years : - 57.1%
5 years : -  2.5%
10 years: -  5.3%
15 years: +  3.5%

Despite a few bright spots (Sandman Universe, Jinxworld debuts) things did not go terribly great for DC this month. Averages are down, mainly due to the continuing existence of the New Age of Heroes books—with the addition of their inexplicable Annuals this month—and the final issues of the Young Animal series. (Though note that the median sales for the DCU were slightly up over last month, whereas the media sales for Vertigo were down a smidge, opposite of what their averages did!) And without last month’s big books, sales are down nearly 13%, despite DC publishing eleven more titles in August as compared to July. And to top things all off, the two-month comparisons are with August 2016, which had DC’s largest total sales in the modern Diamond era.




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: 33,866. Median: 28,288. No.: 52. Total: 1,761,043.

3.0 - Batman (52)
2.9 - Batman (53)
2.3 - Superman
2.3 - Justice League (5)
2.2 - Justice League (6)
1.9 - Catwoman
1.8 - Action Comics
1.6 - Flash (52)
1.6 - Detective Comics (986)
1.5 - Detective Comics (987)
1.4 - Flash (53)
1.4 - Justice League Dark
1.2 - Mister Miracle
1.2 - Batman Kings of Fear
1.1 - Batgirl (25)
1.1 - Adventures of the Super Sons
1.1 - Wonder Woman (52)
1.0 - Deathstroke
1.0 - Wonder Woman (53)
0.9 - Teen Titans
0.9 - Titans
0.9 - Aquaman
0.9 - Hal Jordan & GLC
0.9 - Harley Quinn (47)
0.8 - Harley Quinn (48)
0.8 - Supergirl
0.8 - Suicide Squad
0.8 - Hawkman
0.8 - Nightwing
0.8 - Batgirl (26)
0.7 - Green Lanterns (52)
0.7 - Green Lanterns (53)
0.7 - The Terrifics
0.7 - Nightwing Annual
0.6 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.6 - Green Arrow
0.6 - Plastic Man
0.6 - Suicide Squad Annual
0.5 - The Immortal Men
0.5 - Red Hood & Outlaws Annual
0.5 - Batgirl Annual
0.5 - Batman Beyond
0.5 - Batwoman
0.4 - New Challengers
0.4 - Damage
0.4 - Sideways
0.4 - Damage Annual
0.4 - The Unexpected
0.4 - Raven Daughter of Darkness
0.4 - The Curse of Brimstone
0.3 - The Silencer
0.3 - The Silencer Annual


Vertigo, Young Animal & Jinxworld: Average: 23,104. Median: 5,414. No.: 7. Total: 161,729.

3.6 - Sandman Universe
1.4 - Pearl
1.1 - Scarlet
0.2 - Shade the Changing Woman
0.2 - Mother Panic Gotham AD
0.2 - Eternity Girl
0.2 - Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye


WildStorm: Average: 9,997. Median: 9,997. No.: 2. Total: 19,994

1.4 - The Wild Storm
0.6 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 17,532. Median: 12,044. No.: 11. Total: 192,856

2.0 - Joker/Daffy Duck
1.9 - Harley Quinn/Gossamer
1.6 - Catwoman/Tweety & Sylvester
1.5 - Lex Luthor/Porky Pig
1.1 - Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe
0.7 - Scooby Apocalypse
0.6 - Injustice (31)
0.6 - Injustice (32)
0.5 - Teen Titans Go!
0.3 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.3 - 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 National Brotherhood of Skiers; 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 October 3, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.




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