Friday, November 30, 2018

Amazon Top 50 - November 30, 2018

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (+3). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
2 (-). Dilbert 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
3 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia
4 (+8). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
5 (-). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
6 (+5). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
7 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
8 (+8). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
9 (+8). Maxine - A 2019 Daily Calendar
10 (+8). The Argyle Sweater 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
11 (+2). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
12 (+10). Little Moments of Love
13 (+23). The Complete Far Side
14 (-8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 16 *
15 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
16 (+26). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
17 (-9). Batman: White Knight
18 (+7). Peanuts 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (+1). The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive
20 (+11). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
21 (+3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
22 (+4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15
23 (+16). Hilda and the Troll
24 (+10). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
25 (+12). The Walking Dead: Compendium One
26 (+7). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
27 (+2). The Walking Dead Book 15
28 (+15). The Little World of Liz Climo 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
29 (-22). Saga Volume 9
30 (+11). Garfield 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
31 (+17). The Walking Dead Volume 29: Lines We Cross
32 (R). Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamaha!
33 (+5). Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
34 (+1). Infinity Gauntlet
35 (-7). I Am Pusheen the Cat
36 (R). Super Mario Adventures
37 (-10). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
38 (R). The Walking Dead: Compendium Three
39 (R). Pearls Before Swine 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar: The President Needs to Stop Tweeting
40 (-31). RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 3: From Shadows
41 (R). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 3
42 (-10). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! (paperback) *
43 (R). Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
44 (R). Saga Book Two
45 (R). Pokémon Adventures (7 Volume Set)
46 (-1). Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1
47 (-32). Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross
48 (R). To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel
49 (-5). Goodnight Darth Vader
50 (R). Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons



Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
N = New listing appearing on list for first time 
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:

  • Surprise this week, in that the Dilbert calendar did not move back into the top position, but rather was leap-frogged by The Complete Calvin and Hobbes  It has been hovering in the top five for a few weeks and finally made the plunge after all these years to capture th stop spot during the holiday shopping season.
  • Also a surprise: there are no new items on the chart this week. Also, no Kindle items on the chart—both rarities! 
  • This could make for an interesting holiday shopping season on the Amazon comic chart...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Amazon Top 50 - November 23, 2018

American Gods Volume 1: Shadows
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday morning. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (R). American Gods Volume 1: Shadows
2 (-1). Dilbert 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
3 (+2). Marvel Encyclopedia
4 (-). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
5 (+11). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
6 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 16 *
7 (+1). Saga Volume 9
8 (+6). Batman: White Knight
9 (N). RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 3: From Shadows
10 (+18). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
11 (-4). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
12 (-1). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
13 (+5). The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
14 (R). Batman: White Knight (Kindle)
15 (R). Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross
16 (-3). The Odd 1s Out: How to Be Cool…
17 (-2). Maxine - A 2019 Daily Calendar
18 (-6). The Argyle Sweater 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (N). Let's Dance, Snoopy (Kindle) $
20 (+19). The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive
21 (+19). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
22 (-12). Little Moments of Love
23 (R). Me Without You
24 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
25 (-16). Peanuts 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
26 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15
27 (R). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
28 (-6). I Am Pusheen the Cat
29 (-5). The Walking Dead Book 15
30 (+5). Bedtime for Batman
31 (-8). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
32 (-13). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! (paperback) *
33 (+5). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 4
34 (-4). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
35 (+10). Infinity Gauntlet
36 (-15). The Complete Far Side
37 (-3). The Walking Dead: Compendium One
38 (-36). Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
39 (-3). Hilda and the Troll
40 (R). RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 2: Mirror Mirror
41 (N). Garfield 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
42 (-36). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
43 (-14). The Little World of Liz Climo 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
44 (-2). Goodnight Darth Vader
45 (R). Overwatch: Anthology Volume 1
46 (R). RWBY: Official Manga Anthology, Vol. 1: Red Like Roses
47 (R). Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Box Set
48 (R). The Walking Dead Volume 29: Lines We Cross
49 (R). Fight Club 2
50 (R). Sabrina


Items with asterisks (*) are pre-order items.
Items with dollar signs ($) were part of a deeply discounted Kindle sale this week
N = New listing appearing on list for first time 
R = Item returning to the list after having been off for 1 or more weeks

Commentary:


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: October 2018 - Curses—Foiled Again!

Batman #56
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

With the potential for lagging sales, DC once again turned to an old standby for October: Cover Gimmicks! In this case, nearly all of the regular DCU series had a special foil cover in October. Results varied, but an increase of 20% was more or less typical. But while cover gimmicks are great for boosting numbers for a month, historically they do very little to boost sales in any way past that one issue. 



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. 

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

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1, 4 - BATMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: Batman #620 -- 107,538 [111,206] 
10/2008: Batman #680 -- 103,941  
10/2013: Batman #24  -- 124,652 
10/2014: Batman #35  -- 118,860 [120,149] 
10/2015: Batman #45  -- 109,367 [110,031]
10/2016: Batman #8   -- 129,837  
10/2016: Batman #9   -- 126,090  
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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 (-  2.4%)  [99,897]
09/2018: Batman #54  --  94,985 (-  5.2%) 
09/2018: Batman #55  -- 105,609 (+ 12.9%) [106,876]
10/2018: Batman #56  -- 107,578 (+  0.7%) 
10/2018: Batman #57  --  95,296 (- 11.5%) 
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6 months: - 14.6%
1 year  : -  1.9%
2 years : - 20.7%
5 years : - 18.6%
10 years: -  2.4%
15 years: -  8.8%

Issues #56 & 57 were parts 2 and 3 of Tony Daniel’s three-part arc as artist. Issue #56 had the foil cover. I’m kind of surprised that sales for #57 fell back down below 100K, though I won’t be surprised to see a bunch of re-orders on next month’s chart.

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6 - HEROES IN CRISIS ($3.99)
09/2018: Heroes in Crisis #1 of 9 -- 140,699           [147,078]
10/2018: Heroes in Crisis #2 of 9 --  88,547 (- 39.8%)

A nearly identical percentage drop off as for the second issue of Dark Nights: Metal—the difference being that DKM started off with first-month sales over 260,000, and Heroes in Crisis started significantly lower. As such, Heroes in Crisis is not going to be a runaway smash event like Metal or Doomsday Clock.

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13, 8 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
10/2013: Justice League #24 --  98,491 
10/2014: Justice League #34 --  75,400  [73,602]
10/2015: Justice League #45 --  77,192  [78,416]
10/2016: Justice League #6  --  89,073 
10/2016: Justice League #7  --  85,789 
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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%)  [77,236]
08/2018: Justice League #6  --  75,156 (-  1.9%)  [75,984]
09/2018: Justice League #7  --  74,393 (-  2.1%)
09/2018: Justice League #8  --  76,360 (+  4.6%)  [77,784]
10/2018: Justice League #9  --  72,687 (-  6.6%)
10/2018: Justice League #10 --  84,179 (+ 15.8%)
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6 months: + 81.6%
1 year  : + 63.4%
2 years : - 10.3%
5 years : - 20.4%

Issue #10 was the foil cover, and also a Prelude to next month’s “Drowned Earth” crossover. 

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14 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: -- 
10/2013: Catwoman #24   --  35,134 
10/2014: Catwoman #35   --  25,970 
10/2015: Catwoman #45   --  20,229 
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07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%) [122,767]
08/2018: Catwoman #2    --  64,721 (- 47.3%)
09/2018: Catwoman #3    --  55,068 (- 14.9%)
10/2018: Catwoman #4    --  72,130 (+ 31.0%)
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5 years : +105.3%
15 years:    n.a.

Foil cover, but even so that’s a pretty hefty jump. Stanley “Artgerm” Lau did the variant cover, but he’s been doing all of the variants for Catwoman so far so I don’t see that as being an extra factor here.

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15 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: Superman #198  --  33,680
10/2008: Superman #681  --  54,611  [57,212]
10/2013: Superman #24   --  39,580 
10/2014: Superman #35   --  53,692  [54,371]
10/2015: Superman #45   --  42,693  [43,069]
10/2016: Superman #8    --  69,905 
10/2016: Superman #9    --  67,321 
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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%) [136,612]
08/2018: Superman #2    --  77,464 (- 43.3%)
09/2018: Superman #3    --  67,405 (- 13.0%)
10/2018: Superman #4    --  67,197 (-  0.3%)
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6 months: + 59.2%
1 year  : + 45.9%
2 years : -  2.1%
5 years : + 69.8%
10 years: + 17.5%
15 years: + 99.5%

Foil cover, which is no doubt covering up for what would have been a fourth issue drop (typically in the 6-10% range).

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17, 29 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
10/2003: Detective Comics #787 --  37,878
10/2008: Detective Comics #849 --  65,878
10/2013: Detective Comics #24  --  59,310 
10/2014: Detective Comics #35  --  57,385  [57,650]
10/2015: Detective Comics #45  --  47,972  [48,220]
10/2016: Detective Comics #942 --  81,432 
10/2016: Detective Comics #943 --  74,340 
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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%)
09/2018: Detective Comics #988 --  51,405 (+  0.1%)
09/2018: Detective Comics #989 --  50,479 (-  1.8%)
10/2018: Detective Comics #990 --  61,040 (+ 20.9%)
10/2018: Detective Comics #991 --  50,318 (- 17.6%)
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6 months: + 10.1%
1 year  : -  0.9%
2 years : - 28.5%
5 years : -  6.1%
10 years: - 15.5%
15 years: + 47.0%

Issue #990 had the foil cover (in case you couldn’t guess...)

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19 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
10/2003: Action Comics #808  --  30,978
10/2008: Action Comics #870  --  57,407
10/2013: Action Comics #24   --  39,620 
10/2014: Action Comics #35   --  45,152  [43,593]
10/2015: Action Comics #45   --  36,560  [36,694]
10/2016: Action Comics #965  --  55,678 
10/2016: Action Comics #966  --  53,467 
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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%) 
09/2018: Action Comics #1003 --  57,865 (-  7.4%) 
10/2018: Action Comics #1004 --  60,420 (+  4.4%) 
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6 months: - 88.0%
1 year  : - 28.5%
2 years : + 10.7%
5 years : + 52.5%
10 years: +  5.2%
15 years: + 95.0%

Foil cover (and a pretty awesome one by Steve Rude, at that.)

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20 - BATMAN SECRET FILES ($4.99)
10/2018: Batman Secret Files #1 -- 58,707

The first Secret Files issue that DC has released in quite some time—since before the New 52? (I’m too lazy to actually look it up...)

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22, 40 - FLASH ($3.99)
10/2003: Flash #203     --  35,467 
10/2008: Flash #245     --  28,085 
10/2013: Flash #24      --  38,190 
10/2014: Flash #35      --  37,484  [38,886]
10/2015: Flash #45      --  35,485  [36,011]
10/2016: Flash #8       --  76,749 
10/2016: Flash #9       --  74,311 
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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%)
09/2018: Flash #54      --  46,677 (-  4.7%)
09/2018: Flash #55      --  45,729 (-  2.0%)
10/2018: Flash #56      --  57,439 (+ 25.6%)
10/2018: Flash #57      --  44,251 (- 23.0%)
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6 months: + 11.7%
1 year  : - 16.3%
2 years : - 32.7%
5 years : + 33.1%
10 years: + 81.0%
15 years: + 43.4%

Issue #56 was the foil cover, but then Flash goes right back into its post-“Flash War” descent.

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24, 43 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: Wonder Woman #197 --  28,944  [29,854]
10/2008: Wonder Woman #25  --  33,583
10/2013: Wonder Woman #24  --  34,308 
10/2014: Wonder Woman #34  --  35,774  [34,757]
10/2014: Wonder Woman #35  --  35,968  [36,676]
10/2015: Wonder Woman #45  --  33,885  [34,251]
10/2016: Wonder Woman #8   --  66,405 
10/2016: Wonder Woman #9   --  64,555 
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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%)
09/2018: Wonder Woman #54  --  34,966 (-  0.1%)
09/2018: Wonder Woman #55  --  33,851 (-  3.2%)
10/2018: Wonder Woman #56  --  55,178 (+ 63.0%)
10/2018: Wonder Woman #57  --  42,217 (- 23.5%)
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6 months: + 41.4%
1 year  : + 22.3%
2 years : - 25.6%
5 years : + 41.9%
10 years: + 45.0%
15 years: + 63.1%

Parts two and four of the “Witching Hour” crossover with Justice League Dark; issue #56 had the foil cover, so it got a double boost.

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25 - DROWNED EARTH ($4.99)
10/2018: JL/Aquaman Drowned Earth #1 -- 53,820

First part of the Aquaman/Justice League crossover proper (after prelude issues earlier in the month in the regular titles). Comes in significantly lower than a typical issue of Justice League, which could be a problem.

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27 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
10/2013: Justice League Dark #24 -- 45,401 
10/2014: Justice League Dark #35 -- 24,462
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07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+159.7%) [64,452]
08/2018: Justice League Dark #2  -- 46,545 (- 25.6%) [47,963]
09/2018: Justice League Dark #3  -- 44,656 (-  6.9%)
10/2018: Justice League Dark #4  -- 53,443 (+ 19.7%)
-----------------
5 years : + 17.7%

Part three of the “Witching Hour” crossover with Wonder Woman, plus a foil cover.

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32, 41 - WITCHING HOUR ($4.99)
10/2018: WW/JLD Witching Hour #1 -- 48,946
10/2018: JLD/WW Witching Hour #1 -- 43,456 (- 11.2%)

First and last parts of the “Witching Hour” crossover. 

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34 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
09/2018: Justice League Odyssey #1  -- 57,114
10/2018: Justice League Odyssey #2  -- 46,662 (- 18.3%)

Foil cover mitigating the second-issue drop off, which will most likely be compensated for next month.

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37 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
10/2008: Supergirl #34  --  33,958 
10/2013: Supergirl #24  --  23,321
10/2014: Supergirl #35  --  26,371
10/2016: Supergirl #2   --  50,261
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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%)
09/2018: Supergirl #22  --  22,113 (- 22.4%)
10/2018: Supergirl #23  --  44,775 (+102.5%)
-----------------
6 months: + 45.4%
1 year  : + 41.2%
2 years : - 10.9%
5 years : + 92.0%
10 years: + 31.9%

Not just a foil cover, but a Stanley “Artgerm” Lau foil cover, which more than doubles Supergirl’s sales this month. Let’s hope that some of those extra buyers cracked open their copies to read the awesome story inside of SUPERGIRL AND KRYPTO HAVING ADVENTURES IN SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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81, 44 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
10/2003: Harley Quinn #37   --  14,294
10/2014: Harley Quinn #11   --  68,557  [70,008]
10/2015: Harley Quinn #21   --  55,272  [55,282]
10/2016: Harley Quinn #5    --  69,237 
10/2016: Harley Quinn #6    --  64,710 
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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%)
09/2018: Harley Quinn #49   --  29,293 (+  2.0%)
09/2018: Harley Quinn #50   --  30,059 (+  2.6%)
10/2018: Harley Quinn #51   --  30,709 (+  2.2%)
10/2018: Harley Quinn #52   --  41,301 (+ 34.5%)
-----------------
6 months: + 17.9%
1 year  : -  3.4%
2 years : - 46.2%
15 years: +151.9%

Issue #52 had the foil cover, but issue #51 showed some growth as well, so things may be turning around for HQ... But regardless, Harley is going to monthly starting in January.

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50 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
10/2003: Batgirl #45     --  27,470 
10/2008: Batgirl #4 of 6 --  23,501 
10/2013: Batgirl #24     --  36,666 
10/2014: Batgirl #35     --  62,644  [66,304]
10/2015: Batgirl #45     --  29,276  [29,715]
10/2016: Batgirl #4      --  40,778 
-----------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Batgirl #27     --  28,843 (+ 11.2%)
10/2018: Batgirl #28     --  37,397 (+ 29.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +112.5%
1 year  : + 19.4%
2 years : -  8.3%
5 years : +  2.0%
10 years: + 59.1%
15 years: + 36.1%

Foil cover.

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53 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
10/2003: Teen Titans #4   -- 69,082  [71,828]
10/2008: Teen Titans #64  -- 39,695
10/2013: Teen Titans #24  -- 34,536 
10/2014: Teen Titans #3   -- 39,198  [39,624]
10/2015: Teen Titans #12  -- 26,796  
10/2016: Teen Titans #1   -- 71,459
-----------------------------------
10/2017: Teen Titans #13  -- 32,058 (- 52.7%)
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%)
09/2018: Teen Titans #22  -- 30,608 (-  4.6%)
10/2018: Teen Titans #23  -- 36,902 (+ 20.6%)
-----------------
6 months: + 41.3%
1 year  : + 15.1%
2 years : - 48.4%
5 years : +  6.9%
10 years: -  7.0%
15 years: - 48.2%

Foil cover.

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56 - OLD LADY HARLEY ($3.99)
10/2018: Old Lady Harley #1 of 5 -- 36,520

Mini-series by the previous HQ writer. Comes in about 6K higher that the non-foil issue of the regular Harley Quinn comic this month. I really don’t think the market can support three issues of a Harley Quinn comic in a month; but hey, if DC is insistent on doing these DCU mini-series, there are worse characters around which to do them.

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57 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
10/2013: Suicide Squad #24      --  27,762 
10/2014: New Suicide Squad #3   --  39,498  [40,809]
10/2015: New Suicide Squad #13  --  33,260  [33,584]
10/2016: Suicide Squad #4       --  76,324 
10/2016: Suicide Squad #5       --  69,819 
------------------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Suicide Squad #46      --  27,306 (-  2.7%)
10/2018: Suicide Squad #47      --  35,715 (+ 30.8%)
-----------------
6 months: + 39.2%
1 year  : + 12.7%
2 years : - 51.1%
5 years : + 28.6%

Foil cover. Ending with issue #50 in January, presumably heading for a relaunch shortly after that.

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60 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: Aquaman #11 -- 24,442  
10/2013: Aquaman #24 -- 42,248 
10/2014: Aquaman #35 -- 32,238  [32,684]
10/2015: Aquaman #45 -- 25,495 
10/2016: Aquaman #8  -- 44,551 
10/2016: Aquaman #9  -- 42,695 
------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Aquaman #40 -- 31,010 (+  2.3%)
10/2018: Aquaman #41 -- 35,121 (+ 13.3%)
-----------------
6 months: + 48.9%
1 year  : + 27.4%
2 years : - 19.5%
5 years : - 16.9%
15 years: + 43.7%

For whatever reason Aquaman didn’t get a foil cover this month. It was a prelude to “Drowned Earth” though, so that garnered a bit of a sales raise.

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86, 61 - NIGHTWING ($4.99/$3.99)
10/2003: Nightwing #86  --  29,579
10/2008: Nightwing #149 --  50,588
10/2013: Nightwing #24  --  39,853 
10/2014: Grayson #3     --  52,849  [53,330]
10/2015: Grayson #13    --  32,260  [32,786]
10/2016: Nightwing #6   --  69,246 
10/2016: Nightwing #7   --  58,402 
----------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Nightwing #48  --  25,733 (-  2.8%)
09/2018: Nightwing #49  --  25,475 (-  1.0%)
10/2018: Nightwing #50  --  29,450 (+ 15.6%)
10/2018: Nightwing #51  --  35,026 (+ 18.9%)
-----------------
6 months: + 23.3%
1 year  : +  1.2%
2 years : - 49.5%
5 years : - 19.1%
10 years: - 36.3%
15 years: +  9.0%

A new amnesiac direction for Nightwing. Apparently a foil cover (issue #51) trumps am extra-sized 50th issue change of direction. Going back to monthly in January, as DC come to their senses and realize that publishing Nightwing twice a month is silly.

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62, 75 - TITANS ($3.99)
10/2008: Titans #6            --  45,453
10/2015: Titans Hunt #1 of 12 --  31,037  [32,768]
10/2016: Titans #4            --  58,342
----------------------------------------
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: Special #1           --  31,898 (+  9.9%)
07/2018: Titans #23           --  33,060 (+ 11.1%) [35,438]
08/2018: Titans #24           --  30,889 (- 12.8%) 
09/2018: Titans #25           --  28,654 (-  7.2%) 
09/2018: Titans #26           --  28,240 (-  1.4%) 
10/2018: Titans #27           --  34,857 (+ 23.4%) 
10/2018: Titans #28           --  31,493 (-  9.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: + 14.3%
1 year  : -  4.0%
2 years : - 43.1%
10 years: - 27.0%

Issue #27 had a foil cover, while issue #28 was a “Drowned Earth” prelude. Once again gimmicks trump stories.

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66 - GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
10/2003: Green Arrow #31    -- 39,525 
10/2008: Green Arrow/BC #13 -- 26,890
10/2013: Green Arrow #24    -- 24,620 
10/2014: Green Arrow #35    -- 23,346 
10/2015: Green Arrow #45    -- 23,614 
10/2016: Green Arrow #8     -- 49,904 
10/2016: Green Arrow #9     -- 46,606 
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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%)
09/2018: Green Arrow #44    -- 18,667 (-  7.8%)
10/2018: Green Arrow #45    -- 34,241 (+ 83.4%)
-----------------
6 months: + 61.0%
1 year  : -  8.5%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : + 39.1%
10 years: + 27.3%
15 years: - 13.4%

Foil cover, obviously, but even so that’s a very large boost. Reasons? (Also, Diamond reports this as Green Arrow #4, so maybe there’s some kind of error in the data?)

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69, 108 - GREEN LANTERNS ($3.99)
10/2003: Green Lantern #170 --  32,679
10/2008: Green Lantern #35  --  63,383
10/2013: Green Lantern #24  --  57,107 
10/2014: Green Lantern #35  --  45,893  [46,401]
10/2015: Green Lantern #45  --  38,406  [38,519]
10/2016: Green Lanterns #8  --  52,025 
10/2016: Green Lanterns #9  --  49,434 
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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%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #54 --  23,821 (-  0.4%)
09/2018: Green Lanterns #55 --  23,444 (-  1.6%)
10/2018: Green Lanterns #56 --  33,156 (+ 41.4%)
10/2018: Green Lanterns #57 --  24,512 (- 26.1%)
-----------------
6 months: + 18.4%
1 year  : +  1.1%
2 years : - 43.2%
5 years : - 49.5%
10 years: - 54.5%
15 years: - 11.8%

Final issues; issue #56 had the foil cover. Morrison & Sharpe’s The Green Lantern launches next month, and Jessica Cruz is now appearing in Justice League Odyssey.

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72 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2005: Life During Wartime #15 -- 10,867 
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10/2018: Books of Magic #1       -- 32,284 (+197.1%)

The third entry in the Sandman Universe titles makes its debut. It’s been thirteen years since Timothy Hunter had his own comic series (though it would seem that the alternate version from Life During Wartime will be ignored for the new series).

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83 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99)
10/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #24 -- 27,128 
10/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #35 -- 19,837 
10/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #5    -- 21,025
10/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #3  -- 41,971
-----------------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #26 -- 24,688 (+ 12.9%)
10/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #27   -- 30,343 (+ 22.9%)
-----------------
6 months: + 54.9%
1 year  : + 28.1%
2 years : - 27.7%
5 years : + 11.9%

New title, following on from last month’s new direction, and a shiny foil cover to go with it!

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84 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
10/2003: Hawkman #20      -- 28,010
-----------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Hawkman #4       -- 24,687 (-  9.7%)
10/2018: Hawkman #5       -- 30,171 (+ 22.0%)
-----------------
15 years: +  7.7%

Foil cover.

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89 - 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%)
09/2018: Curse of Brimstone #6  -- 10,731 (- 10.3%)
10/2018: Curse of Brimstone #7  -- 28,525 (+165.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.4%

A huge boost for the foil cover here; apparently there was a “corrected version” also released and so maybe those numbers are being included here as well—the book’s relatively low dollar ranking would appear to support that theory. So take these sales numbers with a much larger than usual salt grain.

In any event Brimstone is ending with issue #12 in March.

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90 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2003: Lucifer #43 -- 13,628 
10/2016: Lucifer #11 --  8,507 
------------------------------
06/2017: Lucifer #19 --  6,407 
------------------------------
10/2018: Lucifer #1  -- 28,216 (+340.4%)
-----------------
2 years : +231.7%
15 years: +107.0%

The fourth and final Sandman Universe title to debut. This is the most copies that an issue of Lucifer has sold in at least fifteen years. 

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94 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
10/2014: Deathstroke #1  --  54,059  [59,174] 
10/2015: Deathstroke #11 --  31,121  [31,649]
10/2016: Deathstroke #4  --  46,773 
10/2016: Deathstroke #5  --  43,058 
-----------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Deathstroke #35 --  31,554 (-  7.7%)
10/2018: Deathstroke #36 --  27,299 (- 13.5%)
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6 months: - 38.4%
1 year  : + 24.3%
2 years : - 39.2%

No foil cover here either, and the sales of the now Batman-less Deathstroke are still nearly 10K higher than they were before.

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101 - 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%) 
09/2018: Terrifics #8  -- 21,240 (-  6.9%) 
10/2018: Terrifics #9  -- 25,545 (+ 20.3%) 
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6 months: - 17.8%

Foil cover.

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102, 136, 141 - BLANK COMIC ($2.99)
10/2018: Batman Blank Comic       -- 25,407
10/2018: Wonder Woman Blank Comic -- 20,103
10/2018: Superman Blank Comic     -- 19,463

Yes, DC actually sold three comics in October that consisted of nothing but blank pages!

I’m not sure what is more embarrassing: that these were sold, that people bought them, or that there are many comics that DC had for sale in October that sold *worse* than a blank comic!

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109 - BATMAN BEYOND ($4.99)
10/2013: Universe #3       -- 17,658 
10/2014: Universe #15      -- 13,739 
10/2015: Batman Beyond #5  -- 29,409  [29,626]
10/2016: Batman Beyond #1  -- 66,591 
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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%)
09/2018: Batman Beyond #24 -- 15,863 (+  0.8%)
10/2018: Batman Beyond #25 -- 24,219 (+ 52.7%)
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6 months: + 48.3%
1 year  : + 18.3%
2 years : - 63.6%
5 years : + 37.2%

Extra-sized and -priced, plus a foil cover, give BB a good-sized boost this month.

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112 - ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS ($3.99)
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%)
09/2018: Adventures #2 of 12 -- 26,500 (- 28.0%)
10/2018: Adventures #3 of 12 -- 23,839 (- 10.0%)
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6 months: - 13.8%
1 year  : - 24.7%

A bit better than the typical third issue drop.

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114 - BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR ($3.99)
08/2017: Kings of Fear #1 of 6 -- 40,036 
09/2017: Kings of Fear #2 of 6 -- 27,137 (- 32.2%) 
10/2017: Kings of Fear #3 of 6 -- 23,794 (- 12.3%) 

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122, 125, 130, 131 - HANNA-BARBERA CROSSOVER SPECIALS ($4.99)
03/2017: Green Lantern/Space Ghost #1   -- 25,149 
03/2017: Suicide Squad/Banana Splits #1 -- 24,834 
03/2017: Adam Strange/Future Quest #1   -- 18,134 
03/2017: Booster Gold/Flintstones #1    -- 14,795 
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05/2018: Flash/Speed Buggy #1           -- 24,673 
05/2018: Super Sons/Dynomutt #1         -- 23,852 
05/2018: Aquaman/Jabberjaw#1            -- 21,088 
05/2018: Black Lighting/HK Phooey #1    -- 18,535 
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10/2018: Superman/Top Cat #1            -- 22,603
10/2018: Deathstroke/Yogi Bear #1       -- 22,224
10/2018: Green Lantern/Huck Hound #1    -- 21,295
10/2018: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1   -- 21,227

The third round of DC/Hanna-Barbera crossover specials, this time out with sales clustering much closer together than the previous batches.

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127 - THE DREAMING (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Dreaming #1  -- 37,258
10/2018: Dreaming #2  -- 21,559 (- 42.1%)

That’s what has become a typical drop when the first issue has a variant but the second issue does not, as is the case with all of the Sandman Universe titles.

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Coming in at #135 is Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1, the latest in DC’s $9.99 80-page short story anthologies, with 20,275 in sales. While the high price somewhat limits their sales appeal, it does mean that the book is #33 on the dollar rankings for October.

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147 - THE TERRIFICS ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2018: Terrifics Annual #1 -- 18,624 

Easily the best-selling so far of the New Age of Heroes Annuals.

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150 - 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%)  
09/2018: Sideways #8  -- 12,503 (-  8.3%)  
10/2018: Sideways #9  -- 17,305 (+ 38.4%)  
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6 months: - 13.0%

Foil cover. Ending with issue #13 in February.

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152 - 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%)  
09/2018: Damage #9  -- 12,383 (- 10.1%)  
10/2018: Damage #10 -- 17,230 (+ 39.1%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 14.6%

Foil cover.

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154 - HEX WIVES (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2018: Hex Wives #1  -- 17,158 

This month’s new Vertigo book comes in a bit higher than last month’s debut issue of Border Town.

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159 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: House of Whispers #1  -- 28,346
10/2018: House of Whispers #2  -- 16,763 (- 40.9%)

That’s what has become a typical drop when the first issue has a variant but the second issue does not, as is the case with all of the Sandman Universe titles.

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164 - 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%)
09/2018: Plastic Man #4 of 6 -- 17,548 (- 10.5%)
10/2018: Plastic Man #5 of 6 -- 16,495 (-  6.0%)

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128 - INJUSTICE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ($3.99)
10/2013: DCU vs. MotU #2 of 6       -- 23,027
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07/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #1 of 6 -- 27,250 (+ 55.7%)
08/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #2 of 6 -- 18,474 (- 32.2%)
09/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #3 of 6 -- 17,192 (-  6.9%)
10/2018: Injustice vs. MotU #4 of 6 -- 15,927 (-  7.4%)
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5 years : - 30.8%

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176 - 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%)  
09/2018: The Silencer #9  -- 10,970 (-  7.0%)  
10/2018: The Silencer #10 -- 15,439 (+ 40.7%)  
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6 months: -  4.4%

Foil cover.

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178 - COVER (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
09/2018: Cover #1 of 6 -- 27,354
10/2018: Cover #2 of 6 -- 15,350 (- 43.9%)

That’s what has become a typical drop when the first issue has a variant but the second issue does not, as is the case with all of the Jinxworld titles.

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185 - 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%) 
09/2018: Unexpected #4 -- 10,116 (- 17.7%) 
10/2018: Unexpected #5 -- 13,825 (+ 36.7%) 

Foil cover. Ending with issue #8 in January.

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187 - PEARL (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2017: Pearl #1 of 6 -- 32,701           [33,252]
09/2017: Pearl #2      -- 16,808 (- 49.5%) 
10/2017: Pearl #3      -- 13,760 (- 18.1%) 

A typical third issue drop.

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190 - DOOM PATROL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2016: Doom Patrol #2  -- 41,642 
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10/2017: --
11/2017: Doom Patrol #9  -- 16,381 (-  6.3%)
12/2017: --
01/2018: Doom Patrol #10 -- 15,504 (-  5.4%)
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Doom Patrol #11 -- 12,937 (-  1.1%) [15,337]
05/2018: --
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: --
09/2018: --
10/2018: Doom Patrol #12 -- 13,448 (- 12.3%)
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6 months: - 12.3%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 67.7%

The last time retailers cut their orders on Doom Patrol after scheduling delays, there ended up being enough reorders to bring sales back up; we’ll have to wait until next month to see if history repeats itself.

This is the last Young Animal book for a while.

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192 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
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%)
09/2018: The Wild Storm #17 -- 13,211 (-  3.7%)
10/2018: The Wild Storm #18 -- 13,021 (-  1.4%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 31.6%

Going on hiatus for a couple of months; returning in January.

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207 - SCARLET (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
10/2013: --
10/2014: --
10/2015: --
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08/2018: Scarlet #1 of 5 -- 24,509 (+231.8%) 
09/2018: Scarlet #2 of 5 -- 13,746 (- 45.5%) 
10/2018: Scarlet #3 of 5 -- 11,710 (- 14.8%) 
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5 years :    n.a.

A typical third issue drop.

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210 - RAVEN: DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS ($3.99)
10/2016: Raven #2 of 6      -- 20,813 
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01/2018: Daughter #1 of 12  -- 26,192 (+ 58.4%)
02/2018: Daughter #2 of 12  -- 16,496 (- 37.0%)
03/2018: Daughter #3 of 12  -- 14,734 (- 10.7%)
04/2018: Daughter #4 of 12  -- 13,764 (-  6.6%)
05/2018: Daughter #5 of 12  -- 13,066 (-  5.1%)
06/2018: Daughter #6 of 12  -- 12,611 (-  3.5%)
07/2018: --
08/2008: Daughter #7 of 12  -- 12,081 (-  4.2%)
09/2008: Daughter #8 of 12  -- 11,916 (-  1.4%)
10/2008: Daughter #9 of 12  -- 11,449 (-  3.5%)
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6 months: - 16.8%
2 years : - 45.0%

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211 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
10/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #6  -- 23,781
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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%)
09/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #29 -- 11,615 (-  3.6%)
10/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #30 -- 11,337 (-  2.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  3.2%
1 year  : - 15.9%
2 years : - 52.3%

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213 - 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%) 
09/2018: New Challengers #5 of 6 -- 12,396 (- 12.6%) 
10/2018: New Challengers #6 of 6 -- 11,238 (-  9.3%) 

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224 - THE UNITED STATES VS. MURDER, INC. (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
10/2014: --
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09/2018: US vs Murder #1 of 6 -- 18,530 (+123.7%)
10/2018: US vs Murder #2 of 6 --  9,750 (- 47.4%)

Already back down in the range where the previous series ended.

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227, 228 - INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2013: Injustice #10    -- 24,788 
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #1  -- 19,307 
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #2  -- 17,884 
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #11 -- 14,992 
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #12 -- 14,848 
10/2016: Injustice Y5 #19 -- 12,262 (-  3.8%)
10/2016: Injustice Y5 #20 -- 12,313 (+  0.4%)
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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%)
09/2018: Injustice 2 #33  --  9,684 (+  0.2%)
09/2018: Injustice 2 #34  --  9,469 (-  2.2%)
10/2018: Injustice 2 #35  --  9,594 (+  1.3%)
10/2018: Injustice 2 #36  --  9,420 (-  1.8%)
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6 months: -  4.7%
1 year  : - 22.0%
2 years : - 22.3%
5 years : - 61.6%

Final issues, though with a wrap-up Annual in November.

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232 - BORDER TOWN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Border Town #1  -- 15,259          [16,798]
10/2018: Border Town #2  --  8,847 (- 47.3%)

Mixed messages here with a biggish drop for the second issue (though there was a variant for issue #1 and not for issue #2), but a second printing for the first issue, which rarely happens for Vertigo books. So the jury is still out here.

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We don’t normally point out reorders separately from just adding them into the charts, but we will pint out that this month Batman: Damned #1 picked up another 8,312 in reorders, which is odd considering that DC isn’t reprinting. I guess they had some extras laying around in a warehouse?

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269 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
10/2014: -- 
10/2015: --
10/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19 --  7,467
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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%)
09/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #42 --  5,879 (+  1.3%)
10/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #43 --  6,281 (+  6.8%)
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6 months: +  0.7%
1 Year  : +  9.1%
2 Years : - 15.9%

Teaming up with the Doom Patrol.

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271 - 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%) 
09/2018: Michael Cray #11 --  6,130 (-  2.4%) 
10/2018: Michael Cray #12 --  6,128 (-  0.0%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 56.7%

A very tiny drop for the final issue. Turns out that, just like the DCU rejects elements of the WIldStorm Universe when injected into it, so does the WildStorm Universe reject elements of the DCU.

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319 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
10/2003: Scooby-Doo #77                -- 5,897
10/2008: Scooby-Doo #137               -- ????? (< 4,230)
10/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #38 -- 4,983 
10/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #50 -- ????? (< 6,298)
10/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #62 -- 5,143  
10/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #74 -- 4,972   
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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%)    
09/2018: --
10/2018: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #94 -- 4,402 (-  0.5%)    
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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 from DC in October.

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

DC COMICS
10/2003: 28,677
10/2008: 29,109
10/2013: 31,928 
10/2014: 31,598 **
10/2015: 25,681 **
10/2016: 41,277 **
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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%) 
09/2018: 33,904 (+ 14.3%) 
10/2018: 32,789 (-  3.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: +  8.9%
1 year  : -  5.8%
2 years : - 20.6%
5 years : +  2.7%
10 years: + 12.6%
15 years: + 14.3%


DC UNIVERSE
10/2003: 34,572 
10/2008: 37,273 
10/2013: 33,568 **
10/2014: 39,978 
10/2015: 30,402
10/2016: 54,470
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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%)
09/2018: 40,021 (+ 18.2%)
10/2018: 40,096 (+  0.2%)
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6 months: +  6.2%
1 year  : -  4.4%
2 years : - 26.4%
5 years : + 19.4%
10 years: +  7.6%
15 years: + 16.0%


WILDSTORM
10/2003: 17,857 
10/2008: 10,736
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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%)
09/2018:  9,671 (-  3.3%)
10/2018:  9,575 (-  1.0%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 42.3%
10 years: - 10.8%
15 years: - 46.4%


VERTIGO, JINXWORLD, YOUNG ANIMAL
10/2003: 18,326
10/2008: 11,284
10/2013: 22,228 **
10/2014:  9,066 **
10/2015: 10,771 **
10/2016: 14,526 **
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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%) 
09/2018: 22,472 (- 23.6%) 
10/2018: 17,168 (-  2.7%) 
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6 months: +131.1%
1 year  : +145.3%
2 years : + 18.2%
5 years : - 22.8%
10 years: + 52.1%
15 years: -  6.3%

Vertigo average (6 comics): 20,805; Jinxworld average (4 comics): 12,643. Young Animal average (1 comic): 13,448.

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
10/2003: 2,179,430
10/2008: 2,619,775
10/2013: 2,650,048
10/2014: 2,970,204 **
10/2015: 1,951,793 **  
10/2016: 3,508,534 **  
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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%) 
09/2018: 2,203,739 (+  3.2%) 
10/2018: 2,557,578 (+  3.2%) 
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6 months: +  4.8%
1 year  : -  4.6%
2 years : - 27.1%
5 years : -  3.5%
10 years: -  2.4%
15 years: + 17.4%

Total sales are up this month, though it was a five-Wednesday month and DC had 13 more titles than in September. Despite using foil covers to prop up DCU sales, the DCU average was on par with last month, without Doomsday Clock or the debut of Heroes in Crisis bringing things up on the high end, though with most of their lower selling New Age of Heroes books seeing foil-cover-related sales increases, the media sales for the DCU were up substantially




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: 40,096. Median: 35,026. No.: 55. Total: 2,205,274.

2.7 - Batman (56)
2.4 - Batman (57)
2.2 - Heroes in Crisis
2.1 - Justice League (10)
1.8 - Justice League (9)
1.8 - Catwoman
1.7 - Superman
1.5 - Detective Comics (990)
1.5 - Action Comics
1.5 - Batman Secret Files
1.4 - Flash (56)
1.4 - Wonder Woman (56)
1.3 - JL/Aquaman Drowned Earth
1.3 - Justice League Dark
1.3 - Detective Comics (991)
1.2 - WW/JLD Witching Hour
1.2 - Justice League Odyssey
1.1 - Supergirl
1.1 - Flash (57)
1.1 - JLD/WW Witching Hour
1.1 - Wonder Woman (57)
1.0 - Harley Quinn (52)
0.9 - Batgirl
0.9 - Teen Titans
0.9 - Old Lady Harley
0.9 - Suicide Squad
0.9 - Aquaman
0.9 - Nightwing (51)
0.9 - Titans (27)
0.9 - Green Arrow
0.8 - Green Lanterns (56)
0.8 - Titans (28)
0.8 - Harley Quinn (51)
0.8 - Red Hood Outlaw
0.8 - Hawkman
0.7 - Nightwing (50)
0.7 - Curse of Brimstone *
0.7 - Deathstroke
0.6 - The Terrifics
0.6 - Batman Blank Comic
0.6 - Green Lanterns (57)
0.6 - Batman Beyond
0.6 - Adventures of the Super Sons
0.6 - Batman Kings of Fear
0.5 - Cursed Comics Cavalcade
0.5 - Wonder Woman Blank Comic
0.5 - Superman Blank Comic
0.5 - The Terrifics Annual
0.4 - Sideways
0.4 - Damage
0.4 - Plastic Man
0.4 - Silencer
0.3 - The Unexpected
0.3 - Raven Daughter
0.3 - New Challengers


Vertigo, Jinxworld & Young Animal: Average: 17,168. Median: 15,350. No.: 11. Total: 188,845.

1.9 - The Books of Magic
1.6 - Lucifer
1.3 - The Dreaming
1.0 - Hex Wives
1.0 - House of Whispers
0.9 - Cover
0.8 - Pearl
0.8 - Doom Patrol
0.7 - Scarlet
0.6 - United States vs. Murder Inc
0.5 - Border Town


WildStorm: Average: 9,575. Median: 9,575. No.: 2. Total: 19,149

1.4 - The Wild Storm
0.6 - Wildstorm: Michael Cray


Digital First & Other: Average: 14,431. Median: 13,632. No.: 10. Total: 144,310.

1.6 - Superman/Top Cat
1.5 - Deathstroke/Yogi Bear
1.5 - Green Lantern/Huckleberry Hound
1.5 - Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla
1.1 - Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe
0.8 - Scooby Apocalypse
0.7 - Injustice 2 (35)
0.7 - Injustice 2 (36)
0.4 - 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 International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals; 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 November 21, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.