Friday, May 31, 2019

Amazon Top 50 - May 31, 2019

Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
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, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (+1). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
2 (-1). Strange Planet *
3 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19
4 (-1). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
5 (N). Batman: Last Knight on Earth #1 (Kindle)
6 (-2). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! *
7 (R). Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby *
8 (+1). Infinity Gauntlet
9 (+16). Saga Book Three *
10 (+1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
11 (+5). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
12 (N). Doomsday Clock #10 (Kindle)
13 (+1). The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
14 (-9). Infinity Gauntlet (Kindle)
15 (-2). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 *
16 (+5). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
17 (-5). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16
18 (-12). Godzilla: Aftershock
19 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 18
20 (-2). Watchmen (Kindle)
21 (+3). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 5
22 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
23 (-16). The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One
24 (+2). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
25 (-10). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
26 (-3). The Odd 1s Out
27 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
28 (+12). American Born Chinese
29 (+18). The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
30 (+16). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
31 (-). Vader's Little Princess
32 (-15). Life Is Strange Volume 1: Dust
33 (-6). The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
34 (+7). Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1 *
35 (+15). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
36 (-4). Darth Vader and Son
37 (N). Life Is Strange #5 (Kindle)
38 (+10). The Walking Dead Volume 31: The Rotten Core
39 (N). East of West Volume 9
40 (-4). Goodnight Darth Vader
41 (+4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
42 (N). Heroes in Crisis #9 (Kindle)
43 (-24). Infinity War (Kindle)
44 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
45 (-8). Awkward
46 (N). The Immortal Hulk Vol. 3: Hulk in Hell
47 (R). The Complete Far Side
48 (-14). Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection *
49 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
50 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 15


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: 

  • The Marvel Encyclopedia and Strange Planet swap places again this week, with the reference tome ending up on top this go-around.
  • The top debut this week is the Kindle edition of Snyder & Capullo's
    Batman: Last Knight on Earth. It is joined by Kindle editions of new issues of Doomsday Clock, Life is Strange, and Heroes in Crisis; and new print volumes of East of West and The Immortal Hulk.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Amazon Top 50 - May 24, 2019

Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday evening. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (+1). Strange Planet *
2 (-1). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
3 (-). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
4 (-). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! *
5 (R). Infinity Gauntlet (Kindle)
6 (+28). Godzilla: Aftershock
7 (+26). The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One
8 (-). Watchmen
9 (-4). Infinity Gauntlet
10 (+15). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19 *
11 (-). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
12 (-6). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16
13 (-3). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 *
14 (-7). The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
15 (-). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
16 (-4). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
17 (N). Life Is Strange Volume 1: Dust
18 (R). Watchmen (Kindle)
19 (R). Infinity War (Kindle)
20 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 18
21 (-5). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
22 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
23 (-9). The Odd 1s Out
24 (-15). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 5
25 (-2). Saga Book Three *
26 (+5). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
27 (-14). The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
28 (-11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
29 (R). Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons
30 (N). Mister Miracle (Kindle)
31 (R). Vader's Little Princess
32 (R). Darth Vader and Son
33 (N). Captain America Vol. 1: Winter In America (Kindle)
34 (+11). Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection *
35 (R). The Odyssey
36 (+2). Goodnight Darth Vader
37 (-2). Awkward
38 (N). The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One (Kindle)
39 (-16). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16 (Kindle)
40 (R). American Born Chinese
41 (N). Komi Can't Communicate, Vol. 1 *
42 (+7). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
43 (+7). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up
44 (R). The Best We Could Do
45 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
46 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
47 (-21). The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
48 (R). The Walking Dead Volume 31: The Rotten Core
49 (N). My Hero Academia, Vol. 20 *
50 (R). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition


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: 

  • Strange Planet swaps places with the Marvel Encyclopedia to regain the top spot this week.
  • The top debut this week is a Life is Strange collection. It is joined by the Kindle edition of The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire; pre-orders for manga volumes of Komi Can't Communicate and My Hero Academia; and sale-priced Kindle editions of Mister Miracle and the first Coates/Yu Captain America collection.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Amazon Top 50 - May 17, 2019

Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
Here are the Top 50 Comics & Graphic Novels on Amazon Friday afternoon. See About the Amazon Top 50 Lists for more information on how this list is compiled.  (Note: All Kindle Unlimited, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (-). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
2 (-). Strange Planet *
3 (+6). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
4 (+18). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! *
5 (-1). Infinity Gauntlet
6 (-3). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16
7 (-1). The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
8 (-). Watchmen
9 (-4). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 5
10 (+29). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 *
11 (+5). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
12 (+9). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
13 (+2). The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
14 (+4). The Odd 1s Out
15 (-3). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
16 (+21). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
17 (+13). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
18 (N). Witch Hat Atelier vol. 1
19 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
20 (-3). Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby *
21 (-10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 18
22 (N). Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 4
23 (-13). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16 (Kindle)
24 (N). Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
25 (+11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19 *
26 (R). The Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel
27 (-2). Saga Book Three *
28 (R). Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood
29 (+2). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
30 (+12). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
31 (R). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
32 (-5). One-Punch Man, Vol. 17 *
33 (N). The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One *
34 (-10). Godzilla: Aftershock *
35 (R). Awkward
36 (R). One-Punch Man, Vol. 15
37 (R). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
38 (-15). Goodnight Darth Vader
39 (N). The Magic Order Volume 1
40 (N). Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel
41 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
42 (R). Batman: Hush
43 (N). Avatar: The Last Airbender—Imbalance Part Two
44 (-10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
45 (-1). Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection *
46 (+32). One Piece, Vol. 90
47 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 16
48 (-7). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
49 (-4). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
50 (-22). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up


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: 

  • The Marvel Encyclopedia remains on top this week. Yes, I know it isn't really a comic, but we've been including it on this chart for many years now, so it's staying put.
  • A whole slew of Kindle editions of Avengers and Infinity War/Gauntlet/Etc. titles just rolled off of Kindle Unlimited this week, but are still maintaining high positions on the chart due to their afterglow. So I won't be including any of those on the chart for another week or two until their positions more accurately reflect their sales demand.
  • The top debut this week is the first volume of the manga Witch Hat Atelier. It is joined by new volumes of Sailor MoonThe Legend of Korra, and Avatar; Millar & Coipel's  The Magic Order; a graphic adaptation of Ayn Rand's Anthem; and Mira Jacob's Good Talk.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Top Comic Book Movies of 2018

Black Panther movie poster
Here are the domestic grosses of comic book-related movies released in 2018, according to Box Office Mojo:

  1. Black Panther: $700M
  2. Avengers: Infinity War: $679M
  3. Aquaman: $335M
  4. Deadpool 2: $318M
  5. Ant-Man and the Wasp: $217M
  6. Venom: $214M
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: $190M 
  8. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies!: $30M
  9. Once Upon a Deadpool: $6M
  10. I Kill Giants: $0.2M
(Really unsure about that domestic box office figure for I Kill Giants; neither Box Office Mojo nor The Numbers show any U.S. box office for the film, though both are cited by Wikipedia for $183,754. Clearly the number cannot be zero as it did get a limited release in the U.S., so let's just go with the Wikipedia figure.)

Movies scheduled for release in 2019 include: Dragon Ball Super: Broly (January); Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (February); Alita: Battle Angel (February); Captain Marvel (March); Shazam! (April); Hellboy (April); Avengers: Endgame (April); Dark Phoenix (June); Men in Black International (June); Spider-Man: Far from Home (July); The Kitchen (August); Joker (October); The Addams Family (October); Random Acts of Violence (TBD).

(Sorry this is being posted so late—I started this post way back in January, and then apparently forgot to finish it!)


Friday, May 10, 2019

Amazon Top 50 - May 10, 2019

Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
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, FreeTime Unlimited, comiXology Unlimited, & Prime Reading books are removed from the chart.) 

1 (+3). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
2 (-1). Strange Planet *
3 (+7). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16
4 (+3). Infinity Gauntlet
5 (+11). Dragon Ball Super, Vol. 5
6 (-). The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
7 (-5). The Story of Life
8 (R). Watchmen
9 (R). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1
10 (+34). One-Punch Man, Vol. 16 (Kindle)
11 (-2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 18
12 (-9). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
13 (R). Watchmen, Deluxe Edition
14 (N). One Piece, Vol. 90
15 (-3). The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
16 (+4). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
17 (-6). Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby *
18 (-10). The Odd 1s Out
19 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
20 (N). JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 1
21 (+4). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
22 (+6). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! *
23 (-6). Goodnight Darth Vader
24 (N). Godzilla: Aftershock *
25 (-20). Saga Book Three *
26 (-3). Dragon Ball Complete Box Set *
27 (N). One-Punch Man, Vol. 17 *
28 (-10). The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up
29 (+5). Infinity War
30 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
31 (R). DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New Edition
32 (+8). The Walking Dead Volume 31: The Rotten Core
33 (-14). Dragon Ball Z Complete Box Set *
34 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 17
35 (R). Hilo Book 5: Then Everything Went Wrong
36 (+14). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19 *
37 (+6). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
38 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
39 (R). Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 *
40 (-25). Batman: The Killing Joke, Deluxe Edition
41 (-2). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
42 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
43 (N). Attack on Titan #117 (Kindle)
44 (-17). Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection *
45 (-3). How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
46 (N). The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
47 (R). The Best We Could Do
48 (R). Civil War
49 (-11). Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons
50 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4


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: 

  • The new edition of the Marvel Encyclopedia returns to the top spot this week after dipping down last week.
  • We seem to be in a bit of a manga resurgence recently, and this week sees four manga  titles in the top ten, and twenty-one of the top fifty. Not sure if this represents an actual increase in interest, or just of Amazon's classification schema (though I lean towards the former.)
  • New titles this week include several manga as well, with new installments of One PieceJoJo's Bizarre AdventureOne-Punch Man and Attack on Titan. Other new items include Godzilla: Aftershock (a prequel to the upcoming movie) and The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt.
  • This is going up late on Saturday morning, but the rankings were taken Friday morning as usual.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: March 2019 - One Thousand Detectives

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

The big sales story this month of course is Detective Comics #1000, which betters the sales of Action Comics #1000 eleven months ago and at $10 a pop gives DC the lead in dollar market share for March (though with its reduced output level of number of titles DC were unable to topple Marvel for unit market share). DC took the top six spots on the Diamond chart for March.

The sales success of ’Tec 1K help to mask failures further down the chart; the old refrains of: the abysmal sales of the remaining New Age of Heroes titles (all of which, besides The Terrifics, have had their final issues announced); DC’s penchant for launching limited series featuring C- and D-list characters with little chance of success (e.g. Female Furies, Freedom Fighters & Electric Warriors); and the failure for the latest batch of non-Sandman Vertigo launches to gain any traction. (The Sandman Universe titles, while not setting the sales chart on fire, are at least doing a far sight better than any other Vertigo series of the past several years.)


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 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($9.99)
03/2004: Detective Comics #792  --   34,899
03/2009: --
03/2014: Detective Comics #29   --   55,486  [55,999]
03/2015: Detective Comics #40   --   56,126  [56,742]
03/2016: Detective Comics #50   --   52,373
03/2017: Detective Comics #952  --   59,722  [60,034]
03/2017: Detective Comics #953  --   59,160  [59,375]
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03/2018: Detective Comics #976  --   51,341 (-  1.6%) [51,807]
03/2018: Detective Comics #977  --   50,556 (-  1.1%) [51,247]
04/2018: Detective Comics #978  --   51,083 (+  0.2%) [51,356]
04/2018: Detective Comics #979  --   50,049 (-  1.2%) [50,757]
05/2018: Detective Comics #980  --   51,162 (+  1.0%) [51,263]
05/2018: Detective Comics #981  --   50,757 (+  0.4%) [51,477]
06/2018: Detective Comics #982  --   51,763 (+  0.8%) [51,904]
06/2018: Detective Comics #983  --   52,016 (+  1.0%) [52,399]
07/2018: Detective Comics #984  --   51,879 (-  0.4%) [52,185]
07/2018: Detective Comics #985  --   51,750 (+  1.2%) [52,830]
08/2018: Detective Comics #986  --   53,346 (+  1.5%) [53,611]
08/2018: Detective Comics #987  --   51,362 (-  4.4%) [51,248]
09/2018: Detective Comics #988  --   51,405 (+  1.1%) [51,817]
09/2018: Detective Comics #989  --   50,479 (-  1.2%) [51,176]
10/2018: Detective Comics #990  --   61,040 (+ 19.5%) [61,149]
10/2018: Detective Comics #991  --   50,318 (- 16.8%) [50,891]
11/2018: Detective Comics #992  --   51,002 (+  0.8%) [51,285]
11/2018: Detective Comics #993  --   48,971 (-  3.5%) [49,510]
12/2018: Detective Comics #994  --   51,772 (+ 16.1%) [57,468]
01/2019: Detective Comics #995  --   51,246 (-  4.7%) [54,772]
01/2019: Detective Comics #996  --   52,263 (+  1.6%) [55,645]
01/2019: Detective Comics #997  --   53,071 (-  1.5%) [54,830]
02/2019: Detective Comics #998  --   60,447 (+ 11.5%) [61,113]
02/2019: Detective Comics #999  --   62,953 (+  6.5%) [65,064]
03/2019: Detective Comics #1000 --  526,941 (+709.9%)
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6 months: + 923.2%
1 year  : + 922.7%
2 years : + 782.6%
5 years : + 841.0%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: +1409.9%

No surprises here. Batman + Anniversary + Oodles of Variants = big big sales, even at $10 a pop.

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2 - THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS ($4.99)
12/2018: Batman Who Laughs #1 of 6 -- 220,055           [244,062]
01/2019: Batman Who Laughs #2 of 6 -- 116,827 (- 51.5%) [118,373]
02/2019: Batman Who Laughs #3 of 6 -- 101,771 (- 12.9%) [103,125]
03/2019: BWL: The Grimm Knight #1  -- 133,656 (+ 29.6%) 

A fill-in one-shot, and leave it to the Batman Who Laughs to have a fill-in that sells better than the previous two issues. You can’t go wrong with slapping a #1 on a Batman comic!

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3 - DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99)
03/2018: Doomsday Clock #4 of 12  -- 149,581 (-  7.7%) [162,766]
04/2018: --
05/2018: Doomsday Clock #5 of 12  -- 146,817 (-  4.0%) [156,235]
06/2018: --
07/2018: Doomsday Clock #6 of 12  -- 135,155 (-  9.2%) [141,847]
08/2018: --
09/2018: Doomsday Clock #7 of 12  -- 130,973 (-  5.3%) [134,390]
10/2018: --
11/2018: --
12/2018: Doomsday Clock #8 of 12  -- 123,768 (-  6.0%) [126,262] 
01/2019: --
02/2019: --
03/2019: Doomsday Clock #9 of 12  -- 120,079 (-  4.9%) 
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6 months: - 10.6%
1 year  : - 26.2%

DC continues to slip on its schedule, and is now not even able to keep up with it’s supposed bi-monthly schedule.

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5, 4 - BATMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Batman #625    --  83,371  [84,753]
03/2009: Battle Cowl #1 --  91,619 [103,913]  
03/2014: Batman #29     -- 116,926 [119,745]
03/2015: -- 
03/2016: Batman #50     -- 163,406 [172,256]
03/2017: Batman #18     --  98,100  
03/2017: Batman #19     --  97,501  [98,245] 
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03/2018: Batman #42     --  93,825 (-  0.6%)  [94,257]
03/2018: Batman #43     --  91,649 (-  1.8%)  [92,538]
04/2018: Batman #44     -- 125,849 (+ 45.6%) [134,747]
04/2018: Batman #45     --  96,448 (- 22.3%) [104,685]
05/2018: Batman #46     -- 100,140 (-  4.0%) [100,512]
05/2018: Batman #47     -- 101,566 (+  2.2%) [102,740]
06/2018: Batman #48     -- 112,122 (+  9.6%) [112,617]
06/2018: Batman #49     -- 121,836 (+  9.3%) [123,047]
07/2018: Batman #50     -- 440,819 (+235.3%) [412,541]
07/2018: Batman #51     -- 111,549 (- 72.6%) [113,142]
08/2018: Batman #52     -- 102,344 (-  9.2%) [102,712]
08/2018: Batman #53     --  99,191 (-  2.7%)  [99,920]
09/2018: Batman #54     --  94,985 (-  5.0%)  [94,921]
09/2018: Batman #55     -- 105,609 (+ 12.5%) [106,808]
10/2018: Batman #56     -- 107,578 (+  5.2%) [112,329]
10/2018: Batman #57     --  95,296 (- 15.0%)  [95,465]
11/2018: Batman #58     --  94,930 (-  0.5%)  [94,975]
11/2018: Batman #59     --  93,029 (-  1.5%)  [93,545]
12/2018: Batman #60     --  91,275 (-  2.4%) 
12/2018: Batman #61     --  88,428 (-  0.5%)  [90,830]
01/2019: Batman #62     --  90,634 (-  0.2%) 
01/2019: Batman #63     --  83,659 (-  6.6%)  [84,682]
02/2019: Batman #64     --  93,400 (+ 10.8%)  [93,863]
02/2019: Batman #65     --  89,123 (-  4.0%)  [90,125]
03/2019: Batman #66     --  83,102 (-  7.8%) 
03/2019: Batman #67     --  84,463 (+  1.6%) 
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6 months: - 16.9%
1 year  : - 10.3%
2 years : - 14.7%
5 years : - 30.0%
10 years: - 36.0%
15 years: -  1.1%

Post-crossover and Batman is back in the mid-80Ks. Issue #66 is a post-New 52 low. It’ll probably take something major (like a relaunch or an variant cover stunt) to push Batman back over the 100K line.

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6 - HEROES IN CRISIS ($3.99)
09/2018: Heroes in Crisis #1 of 9 -- 140,699           [153,265]
10/2018: Heroes in Crisis #2 of 9 --  88,547 (- 36.0%)  [97,826]
11/2018: Heroes in Crisis #3 of 9 --  83,794 (- 10.2%)  [87,828]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Heroes in Crisis #4 of 9 --  82,151 (-  4.9%)  [83,539]
01/2019: Heroes in Crisis #5 of 9 --  79,087 (-  3.2%)  [81,638]
02/2019: Heroes in Crisis #6 of 9 --  79,006 (-  2.3%)  [80,263]
03/2019: Heroes in Crisis #7 of 9 --  78,587 (-  2.3%)
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6 months: - 48.7%

Those who kept up with the series after the first issue seem to be keeping with it. 

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12, 10 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
03/2014: --
03/2015: --
03/2016: --
03/2017: Justice League #16 --  62,515  [62,713]
03/2017: Justice League #17 --  61,165  [61,508]
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03/2018: Justice League #40 --  44,562 (+  0.2%)  [44,787]
03/2018: Justice League #41 --  43,675 (-  1.0%)  [44,353]
04/2018: Justice League #42 --  43,423 (-  1.7%)  [43,611]
04/2018: Justice League #43 --  42,959 (-  0.2%)  [43,543]
05/2018: No Justice #1 of 4 --  86,775 (+106.5%)  [89,909]
05/2018: No Justice #2 of 4 --  68,812 (- 18.9%)  [72,916]
05/2018: No Justice #3 of 4 --  65,916 (-  4.6%)  [69,584]
05/2018: No Justice #4 of 4 --  64,342 (+  1.3%)  [70,513]
06/2018: Justice League #1  -- 200,235 (+188.6%) [203,492]
06/2018: Justice League #2  --  86,001 (- 54.6%)  [92,463]
07/2018: Justice League #3  --  80,669 (- 12.4%)  [81,002]
07/2018: Justice League #4  --  77,023 (-  1.2%)  [80,019]
08/2018: Justice League #5  --  76,592 (-  3.3%)  [77,340]
08/2018: Justice League #6  --  75,156 (-  1.4%)  [76,286]
09/2018: Justice League #7  --  74,393 (-  1.9%)  [74,820]
09/2018: Justice League #8  --  76,360 (+  4.3%)  [78,012]
10/2018: Justice League #9  --  72,687 (-  6.4%)  [72,991]
10/2018: Justice League #10 --  84,179 (+ 16.2%)  [84,788]
11/2018: Justice League #11 --  74,204 (- 12.3%)  [74,385]
11/2018: Justice League #12 --  70,105 (-  4.9%)  [70,774]
12/2018: Justice League #13 --  66,852 (-  5.5%)  
12/2018: Justice League #14 --  61,940 (-  5.5%)  [63,198]
01/2019: Justice League #15 --  60,326 (-  4.5%)
01/2019: Justice League #16 --  59,577 (-  1.2%)
02/2019: Justice League #17 --  57,105 (-  4.1%)
02/2019: Justice League #18 --  55,988 (-  1.2%)  [56,432]
03/2019: Justice League #19 --  57,733 (+  2.3%) 
03/2019: Justice League #20 --  64,675 (+ 12.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.9%
1 year  : + 37.3%
2 years : -  1.5%
5 years :    n.a.

The first two chapters of “The Sixth Dimension,” but variants may be the story here: Issue #19 had a Rob Liefeld variant, and issue #20 had two variants which formed a tryptic with the main cover.

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22 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Superman #203  --  83,096
03/2009: Superman #686  --  44,976
03/2014: Superman #29   --  33,633  [33,517]
03/2015: Superman #39   --  50,260  [51,637]
03/2016: Superman #50   --  91,396
03/2017: Superman #18   --  57,879  [58,108]
03/2017: Superman #19   --  56,439  [57,121]
----------------------------------
03/2018: Superman #42   --  43,799 (+  2.9%)  [44,423]
03/2018: Superman #43   --  42,291 (-  3.7%)  [42,799]
04/2018: Superman #44   --  42,493 (-  0.2%)  [42,729]
04/2018: Superman #45   --  41,927 (+  0.1%)  [42,758]
05/2018: Special #1     --  43,378 (+  2.5%)  [43,824]
06/2018: --
07/2018: Superman #1    -- 133,703 (+212.1%) [136,777]
08/2018: Superman #2    --  77,464 (- 42.8%)  [78,282]
09/2018: Superman #3    --  67,405 (- 12.8%)  [68,240]
10/2018: Superman #4    --  67,197 (-  1.0%)  [67,553]
11/2018: Superman #5    --  54,727 (- 18.0%)  [55,378]
12/2018: Superman #6    --  52,414 (-  3.5%)  [53,428]
01/2019: Superman #7    --  50,713 (-  5.1%)
02/2019: Superman #8    --  50,475 (-  0.5%)
03/2019: Superman #9    --  48,919 (-  3.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.3%
1 year  : + 12.2%
2 years : - 15.1%
5 years : + 46.0%
10 years: +  8.8%
15 years: - 41.1%

Last month’s Liefeld variant may have held things off, but Superman is back to standard attrition in March, dipping below 50K

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25 - THE GREEN LANTERN ($3.99)
03/2004: Green Lantern #175    --  29,780  [30,730]
03/2009: --
03/2014: Green Lantern #29     --  45,797  [45,970]
03/2015: Green Lantern #40     --  42,334  [43,232]
03/2016: Green Lantern #50     --  36,242
03/2017: Green Lanterns #18    --  35,824  [35,946]
03/2017: Green Lanterns #19    --  35,368  [35,583]
-----------------------------------------
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%)
11/2018: The Green Lantern #1  -- 113,651 (+317.5%) [102,343]
12/2018: The Green Lantern #2  --  64,127 (- 36.0%)  [65,522]
01/2019: The Green Lantern #3  --  54,398 (- 17.0%)
02/2019: The Green Lantern #4  --  50,176 (-  7.8%)
03/2019: The Green Lantern #5  --  47,325 (-  5.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +100.2%
1 year  : + 89.8%
2 years : + 32.3%
5 years : +  2.9%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: + 54.0%

Pretty much following the new series attrition script. 

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28 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
03/2014: Harley Quinn #4    --  63,120  [73,968]
03/2015: Harley Quinn #15   --  66,904  [68,445]
03/2016: Harley Quinn #26   --  51,420
03/2017: Harley Quinn #15   --  43,264  [43,977]
03/2017: Harley Quinn #16   --  42,797  [43,204]
--------------------------------------
03/2018: Harley Quinn #39   --  30,593 (-  3.1%) [30,774]
03/2018: Harley Quinn #40   --  30,318 (-  0.0%) [30,773]
04/2018: Harley Quinn #41   --  30,229 (-  1.3%) [30,366]
04/2018: Harley Quinn #42   --  30,838 (+  3.4%) [31,407]
05/2018: Harley <3 Joker #1 --  41,247 (+ 31.4%) [41,278]
05/2018: Harley <3 Joker #2 --  37,012 (-  9.6%) [37,309]
06/2018: Harley Quinn #43   --  29,948 (- 19.7%) [29,945]
06/2018: Harley Quinn #44   --  29,545 (-  2.8%) [29,112]
07/2018: Harley Quinn #45   --  30,518 (+  5.2%) [30,622]
07/2018: Harley Quinn #46   --  29,343 (-  2.8%) [29,764]
08/2018: Harley Quinn #47   --  29,144 (-  1.5%) [29,315]
08/2018: Harley Quinn #48   --  28,705 (-  1.6%) [28,841]
09/2018: Harley Quinn #49   --  29,293 (+  1.7%) [29,343]
09/2018: Harley Quinn #50   --  30,059 (+  3.5%) [30,364]
10/2018: Harley Quinn #51   --  30,709 (+  1.3%) [30,755]
10/2018: Harley Quinn #52   --  41,301 (+ 35.9%) [41,796]
11/2018: Harley Quinn #53   --  27,903 (- 33.0%) [27,985]
11/2018: Harley Quinn #54   --  28,028 (+  1.4%) [28,386]
12/2018: Harley Quinn #55   --  27,742 (-  2.3%)
12/2018: Harley Quinn #56   --  26,491 (-  4.5%)
01/2019: Harley Quinn #57   --  26,407 (-  0.3%)
02/2019: Harley Quinn #58   --  36,010 (+ 36.4%)
03/2019: Harley Quinn #59   --  44,298 (+ 23.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 48.4%
1 year  : + 43.9%
2 years : +  1.6%
5 years : - 40.1%

Another Derrick Chew variant this month, which seems to be the driving force in Harley’s recent sales uptick.

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29 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Catwoman #29   --  23,811 
03/2014: Catwoman #29   --  22,236 
03/2015: Catwoman #40   --  26,534 
03/2016: Catwoman #50   --  14,260 
----------------------------------
07/2018: Catwoman #1    -- 121,056 (+649.8%) [117,842]
08/2018: Catwoman #2    --  64,721 (- 47.3%)  [65,553]
09/2018: Catwoman #3    --  55,068 (- 14.9%)  [55,830]
10/2018: Catwoman #4    --  72,130 (+ 31.0%)  [72,244]
11/2018: Catwoman #5    --  50,131 (- 30.5%)  [50,313]
12/2018: Catwoman #6    --  48,014 (-  2.0%)  [49,326]
01/2019: Catwoman #7    --  35,490 (- 28.1%)
02/2019: Catwoman #8    --  32,360 (-  8.8%)
03/2019: Catwoman #9    --  43,952 (+ 35.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.3%
5 years : + 97.7%
15 years: + 84.6%

After a couple of months away, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau returns to do the variant cover, with a resulting sales uptick.

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31 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
03/2004: Action Comics #813  --  66,038
03/2009: Action Comics #875  --  47,079
03/2014: Action Comics #29   --  34,231  [34,532]
03/2015: Action Comics #40   --  38,216  [39,451]
03/2016: Action Comics #50   --  40,025
03/2017: Action Comics #975  --  47,382  [47,320]
03/2017: Action Comics #976  --  46,846  [47,586]
---------------------------------------
03/2018: Action Comics #999  --  51,534 (+ 18.2%)  [52,151]
04/2018: Action Comics #1000 -- 449,787 (+858.0%) [504,243]
05/2018: Action Special #1   --  47,236 (- 90.6%)  [47,323]
06/2018: --
07/2018: Action Comics #1001 --  79,327 (+ 72.2%)  [81,646]
08/2018: Action Comics #1002 --  61,916 (- 23.9%)  [62,645]
09/2018: Action Comics #1003 --  57,865 (-  7.4%)  [58,555]
10/2018: Action Comics #1004 --  60,420 (+  4.4%)  [61,281]
11/2018: Action Comics #1005 --  49,149 (- 19.6%)  [49,601]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Action Comics #1006 --  46,140 (-  7.0%) 
01/2019: Action Comics #1007 --  44,405 (-  3.8%) 
02/2019: Action Comics #1008 --  44,084 (+  0.5%)  [44,622]
03/2019: Action Comics #1009 --  43,014 (-  3.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 26.5%
1 year  : - 17.5%
2 years : -  9.4%
5 years : + 24.6%
10 years: -  8.6%
15 years: - 34.9%

Also back to standard attrition, though there were some reorders on last month’s issue.

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36, 37 - FLASH ($3.99)
03/2004: Flash #208 --  42,386  [44,679] 
03/2009: -- 
03/2014: Flash #29  --  33,241 
03/2015: Flash #40  --  38,382 
03/2016: --
03/2017: Flash #18  --  54,959  [54,991]
03/2017: Flash #19  --  53,918  [54,659]
------------------------------
03/2018: Flash #42  --  46,170 (-  2.9%) [45,494]
03/2018: Flash #43  --  45,616 (+  1.8%) [46,294]
04/2018: Flash #44  --  45,626 (-  0.6%) [46,035]
04/2018: Flash #45  --  45,402 (+  0.4%) [46,219]
05/2018: Flash #46  --  52,255 (+ 13.1%) [52,266]
05/2018: Flash #47  --  53,222 (+  9.8%) [57,401]
06/2018: Flash #48  --  53,686 (-  6.4%) [53,718]
06/2018: Flash #49  --  54,265 (+  2.0%) [54,797]
07/2018: Flash #50  --  58,311 (+  6.8%) [58,541]
07/2018: Flash #51  --  53,616 (-  5.4%) [55,355]
08/2018: Flash #52  --  54,588 (-  0.8%) [54,924]
08/2018: Flash #53  --  48,992 (- 10.1%) [49,357]
09/2018: Flash #54  --  46,677 (-  5.2%) [46,770]
09/2018: Flash #55  --  45,729 (-  2.0%) [45,822]
10/2018: Flash #56  --  57,439 (+ 25.1%) [57,304]
10/2018: Flash #57  --  44,251 (- 22.4%) [44,466]
11/2018: Flash #58  --  43,008 (-  3.2%) [43,046]
11/2018: Flash #59  --  42,020 (-  2.1%) [42,133]
12/2018: Flash #60  --  42,212 (+  0.2%)
01/2019: Flash #61  --  40,596 (-  3.8%) 
01/2019: Flash #62  --  39,349 (-  3.1%) 
01/2019: Flash #63  --  38,263 (-  2.8%) [39,099]
02/2019: Flash #64  --  67,712 (+ 76.5%) [69,029]
02/2019: Flash #65  --  60,031 (-  9.7%) [62,360]
03/2019: Flash #66  --  39,144 (- 37.2%) 
03/2019: Flash #67  --  38,520 (-  1.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 15.4%
2 years : - 29.2%
5 years : + 16.8%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 13.1%

Flash comes crashing back down to normal after last month’s Batman crossover.

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38 - SHAZAM! ($3.99)
12/2018: Shazam! #1  -- 66,950           [69,670]
01/2018: Shazam! #2  -- 43,607 (- 35.6%) [44,892]
02/2018: Shazam! #3  -- 37,905 (- 14.0%) [38,605]
03/2018: Shazam! #4  -- 38,420 (-  0.5%)

With first month sales slightly above those of the previous issue, perhaps Shazam! is already stabilizing? If so, that’s a bit earlier than normal in the standard new issue sales pattern. 


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42, 47 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Wonder Woman #202 --  28,646
03/2009: Wonder Woman #30  --  33,365
03/2014: Wonder Woman #29  --  30,989  [31,852]
03/2015: -- 
03/2016: Wonder Woman #50  --  36,328
03/2017: Wonder Woman #18  --  47,484  [47,647]
03/2017: Wonder Woman #19  --  46,745  [47,211]
-------------------------------------
03/2018: Wonder Woman #42  --  35,358 (-  1.6%) [35,594]
03/2018: Wonder Woman #43  --  35,043 (-  0.3%) [35,502]
04/2018: Wonder Woman #44  --  34,606 (-  1.4%) [34,990]
04/2018: Wonder Woman #45  --  34,296 (-  0.7%) [34,740]
05/2018: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,430 (-  0.9%)
05/2018: Wonder Woman #47  --  33,848 (-  0.6%) [34,234]
06/2018: Wonder Woman #48  --  34,418 (+  0.9%) [34,545]
06/2018: Wonder Woman #49  --  34,129 (-  0.4%) [34,424]
07/2018: Wonder Woman #50  --  38,375 (+ 11.8%) [38,472]
07/2018: Wonder Woman #51  --  50,901 (+ 39.9%) [53,808]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #52  --  36,259 (- 32.1%) [36,514]
08/2018: Wonder Woman #53  --  34,900 (-  2.6%) [35,553]
09/2018: Wonder Woman #54  --  34,966 (-  1.0%) [35,191]
09/2018: Wonder Woman #55  --  33,851 (-  2.9%) [34,162]
10/2018: Wonder Woman #56  --  55,178 (+ 61.6%) [55,214]
10/2018: Wonder Woman #57  --  42,217 (- 22.9%) [42,566]
11/2018: Wonder Woman #58  --  44,467 (+  6.2%) [45,188]
11/2018: Wonder Woman #59  --  37,418 (- 15.5%) [38,212]
12/2018: Wonder Woman #60  --  36,966 (-  3.2%)
01/2019: Wonder Woman #61  --  36,413 (-  1.5%) 
01/2019: Wonder Woman #62  --  33,780 (-  7.0%) 
01/2019: Wonder Woman #63  --  34,963 (+  3.2%) 
02/2019: Wonder Woman #64  --  45,866 (+ 31.2%) 
02/2019: Wonder Woman #65  --  46,007 (+  2.6%) [47,052]
03/2019: Wonder Woman #66  --  35,547 (- 24.5%) 
03/2019: Wonder Woman #67  --  33,665 (-  5.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  0.2%
1 year  : -  2.6%
2 years : - 27.1%
5 years : +  8.6%
10 years: +  3.7%
15 years: + 20.8%

Last month saw a couple of Artgerm variants; this month not.

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46 - YOUNG JUSTICE ($3.99)
01/2019: Young Justice #1  -- 73,952 (+974,2%) [76,654]
02/2019: Young Justice #2  -- 37,081 (- 51.6%)
03/2019: Young Justice #3  -- 33,683 (-  9.2%)

If last month’s percentage drop was relatively steep for a second issue, this month sees a somewhat mild third issue drop. 

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52 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
03/2009: Supergirl #39  --  33,713 
03/2014: Supergirl #29  --  22,883 
03/2015: Supergirl #40  --  26,528 
03/2017: Supergirl #7   --  24,592 
----------------------------------
03/2018: Supergirl #19  --  30,669 (-  0.1%) [31,092]
04/2018: Supergirl #20  --  30,787 (-  0.2%) [31,044]
05/2018: --
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Supergirl #21  --  28,507 (-  7.3%) [28,782]
09/2018: Supergirl #22  --  22,113 (- 23.2%)
10/2018: Supergirl #23  --  44,775 (+102.0%) [44,667]
11/2018: Supergirl #24  --  21,295 (- 52.3%)
12/2018: Supergirl #25  --  21,564 (+  1.3%)
01/2018: Supergirl #26  --  29,499 (+ 36.8%)
02/2019: Supergirl #27  --  19,980 (- 32.3%)
03/2018: Supergirl #28  --  32,370 (+ 62.0%)
-----------------
6 months: + 46.4%
1 year  : +  4.1%
2 years : + 31.6%
5 years : + 41.5%
10 years: -  4.0%

Back to an Artgerm variant this month. Supergirl’s sales are so dependent on who is doing the variant cover art so as to be embarrassing. 

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54 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
03/2014: Justice League Dark #29 -- 29,202 
03/2015: Justice League Dark #40 -- 24,816
------------------------------------------
07/2018: Justice League Dark #1  -- 60,318 (+160.3%) [64,590]
08/2018: Justice League Dark #2  -- 46,545 (- 25.7%) [47,986]
09/2018: Justice League Dark #3  -- 44,656 (-  4.9%) [45,632]
10/2018: Justice League Dark #4  -- 53,443 (+ 18.7%) [54,154]
11/2018: Justice League Dark #5  -- 43,953 (- 18.1%) [44,367]
12/2018: Justice League Dark #6  -- 41,720 (-  6.0%)
01/2019: Justice League Dark #7  -- 35,967 (- 13.8%)
02/2019: Justice League Dark #8  -- 33,554 (-  6.7%)
03/2019: Justice League Dark #9  -- 31,648 (-  5.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 30.6%
5 years : +  8.4%

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69 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
03/2004: Teen Titans #9   -- 69,056  
03/2009: --
03/2014: Teen Titans #29  -- 25,969 
03/2015: Teen Titans #8   -- 38,363  [39,993]
03/2016: Teen Titans #18  -- 23,056 
03/2017: Teen Titans #6   -- 37,572  [38,241]
-----------------------------------
03/2018: Teen Titans #18  -- 27,289 (-  1.9%) [27,414]
04/2018: Teen Titans #19  -- 26,124 (-  4.3%) [26,354]
05/2018: --
06/2018: TT Special #1    -- 32,702 (+ 52.4%) [40,205]
07/2018: Teen Titans #20  -- 67,978 (+ 78.5%) [71,257]
08/2018: Teen Titans #21  -- 32,095 (- 54.8%) [32,628]
09/2018: Teen Titans #22  -- 30,608 (-  4.6%) [30,765]
10/2018: Teen Titans #23  -- 36,902 (+ 20.6%) [37,016]
11/2018: Teen Titans #24  -- 27,192 (- 26.3%) [27,416]
12/2018: Teen Titans #25  -- 27,285 (-  0.5%)
01/2019: Teen Titans #26  -- 24,208 (- 11.3%)
02/2019: Teen Titans #27  -- 23,137 (-  4.4%)
03/2019: Teen Titans #28  -- 27,405 (+ 18.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.9%
1 year  : -  0.0%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : +  5.5%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 60.3%

Crossover with Deathstroke starts this month.

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77 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
03/2004: Nightwing #91  --  29,330
03/2014: Nightwing #29  --  36,814  [37,679]
03/2015: Grayson #8     --  40,859  [41,911]
03/2016: Grayson #18    --  33,550 
03/2017: Nightwing #16  --  40,289  [40,341]
03/2017: Nightwing #17  --  39,467  [39,609]
----------------------------------
03/2018: Nightwing #40  --  27,202 (-  3.0%) [27,242]
03/2018: Nightwing #41  --  26,951 (-  0.0%) [27,238]
04/2018: Nightwing #42  --  26,323 (-  2.9%) [26,443]
04/2018: Nightwing #43  --  25,986 (-  0.6%) [26,272]
05/2018: Nightwing #44  --  26,229 (+  0.0%) [26,283]
06/2018: Nightwing #45  --  26,242 (-  0.0%) [26,270]
07/2018: Nightwing #46  --  26,899 (+  2.5%) [26,931]
08/2018: Nightwing #47  --  26,467 (-  1.8%) [26,440]
09/2018: Nightwing #48  --  25,733 (-  2.7%)
09/2018: Nightwing #49  --  25,475 (-  1.0%)
10/2018: Nightwing #50  --  29,450 (+ 24.6%) [31,751]
10/2018: Nightwing #51  --  35,026 (+ 11.4%) [35,379]
11/2018: Nightwing #52  --  26,623 (- 24.5%) [26,705]
11/2018: Nightwing #53  --  26,442 (+  0.5%) [26,826]
12/2018: Nightwing #54  --  28,269 (+  5.4%)
12/2018: Nightwing #55  --  26,060 (-  7.8%)
01/2019: Nightwing #56  --  25,044 (-  3.9%)
02/2019: Nightwing #57  --  26,845 (+  7.2%)
03/2019: Nightwing #58  --  25,433 (-  5.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  0.7%
1 year  : -  6.6%
2 years : - 36.4%
5 years : - 32.5%
15 years: - 13.3%

Is Nightwing still an amnesiac? That storyline appears to have given the title a minor reprieve, but sixth months later we’re right back to where it was before. 

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80 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Aquaman #16 -- 22,810  
03/2014: Aquaman #29 -- 33,907  [34,331]
03/2015: Aquaman #40 -- 32,404  [33,941]
03/2016: Aquaman #50 -- 24,487 
03/2017: Aquaman #18 -- 30,044  [30,185]
03/2017: Aquaman #19 -- 29,279  [29,581]
------------------------------
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 (+ 22.8%) [30,490]
09/2018: Aquaman #40 -- 31,010 (+  3.0%) [31,406]
10/2018: Aquaman #41 -- 35,121 (+ 11.9%) [35,155]
11/2018: Aquaman #42 -- 38,608 (+ 11.8%) [39,314]
12/2018: Aquaman #43 -- 30,920 (- 18.1%) [32,180]
01/2019: Aquaman #44 -- 26,416 (- 15.9%) [27,071]
02/2019: Aquaman #45 -- 26,291 (-  1.2%) [26,754]
03/2019: Aquaman #46 -- 24,566 (-  8.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.8%
1 year  : +  1.0%
2 years : - 17.8%
5 years : - 28.4%
15 years: +  7.7%

Another biggish percentage drop, but previous issues are still getting some reorders. So Aquaman isn’t exactly settled yet since the creative team changeover, and sales are back to where they were a year ago.

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81 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
09/2018: Justice League Odyssey #1  -- 57,114           [58,286]
10/2018: Justice League Odyssey #2  -- 46,662 (- 19.0%) [47,239]
11/2018: Justice League Odyssey #3  -- 35,727 (- 23.8%) [36,011]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #4  -- 31,696 (- 12.0%)
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #5  -- 28,776 (-  9.2%)
02/2019: Justice League Odyssey #6  -- 26,248 (-  8.8%)
03/2019: Justice League Odyssey #7  -- 24,378 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 58.2%

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83 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
03/2004: Batgirl #50 --  29,897  [31,876] 
03/2014: Batgirl #29 --  33,223  [33,648]
03/2015: Batgirl #40 --  41,729  [43,772]
03/2016: Batgirl #49 --  24,730 
03/2017: Batgirl #9  --  25,469 
-------------------------------
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 (+ 35.9%) [26,168]
07/2018: --
08/2018: Batgirl #25 --  37,712 (+ 43.9%) [37,668]
08/2018: Batgirl #26 --  25,947 (- 30.2%) [26,302]
09/2018: Batgirl #27 --  28,843 (+ 11.0%) [29,201]
10/2018: Batgirl #28 --  37,397 (+ 34.2%) [39,185]
11/2018: Batgirl #29 --  35,356 (-  9.0%) [35,665]
12/2018: --
01/2019: Batgirl #30 --  31,084 (- 12.8%)
01/2019: Batgirl #31 --  33,287 (+  7.1%)
02/2019: Batgirl #32 --  29,839 (- 10.4%)
03/2019: Batgirl #33 --  24,034 (- 19.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.7%
1 year  : + 31.9%
2 years : -  5.6%
5 years : - 28.6%
15 years: - 24.6%

Last month’s Derrick Chew variant gives way to this month’s not-Chew variant, and loses about 5K copies in the process. 

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87 - TITANS ($3.99)
03/2009: Titans #11           --  35,240
03/2016: Titans Hunt #6 of 8  --  18,493
03/2017: Titans #9            --  42,557  [42,401] 
----------------------------------------
03/2018: Titans #21           --  29,674 (-  3.4%) [29,805]
04/2018: Titans #22           --  29,018 (-  2.1%) [29,165]
05/2018: --
06/2018: Special #1           --  31,898 (+  9.9%) [32,064]
07/2018: Titans #23           --  33,060 (+ 10.9%) [35,553]
08/2018: Titans #24           --  30,889 (- 12.9%) [30,759]
09/2018: Titans #25           --  28,654 (-  7.2%) [28,733]
09/2018: Titans #26           --  28,240 (-  1.1%) [28,417]
10/2018: Titans #27           --  34,857 (+ 22.9%) [34,926]
10/2018: Titans #28           --  31,493 (-  8.8%) [31,852]
11/2018: Titans #29           --  26,673 (- 16.0%) [26,762]
11/2018: Titans #30           --  26,120 (-  1.6%) [26,330]
12/2018: Titans #31           --  24,870 (-  5.5%) 
01/2019: Titans #32           --  23,843 (-  4.1%) 
01/2019: Titans #33           --  23,507 (-  1.4%) 
02/2019: Titans #34           --  22,928 (-  2.5%) 
03/2019: Titans #35           --  22,088 (-  3.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 22.7%
1 year  : - 25.9%
2 years : - 47.9%
10 years: - 37.3%

Penultimate issue.

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89 - DIAL H FOR HERO ($3.99)
08/2013: Dial H #15              -- 11,086
------------------------------------------
03/2019: Dial H for Hero #1 of 6 -- 21,832 (+ 96.9%)

The latest Wonder Comics title debuts lower than the previous ones, but nearly twice as big as the end of the previous iteration of the title (from the New 52 days).

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92 - GREEN ARROW ($4.99)
03/2004: Green Arrow #36    -- 34,707 
03/2009: Green Arrow/BC #18 -- 22,699
03/2014: Green Arrow #29    -- 23,698 
03/2015: Green Arrow #40    -- 19,792 
03/2016: Green Arrow #50    -- 22,977
03/2017: Green Arrow #18    -- 31,838  [31,934]
03/2017: Green Arrow #19    -- 30,984  [31,304]
-------------------------------------
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 (+ 82.5%) [34,073]
11/2018: Green Arrow #46    -- 18,808 (- 43.3%) [19,313]
12/2018: Green Arrow #47    -- 18,951 (-  1.9%)
01/2019: Green Arrow #48    -- 18,989 (+  0.2%)
02/2019: Green Arrow #49    -- 17,694 (-  6.8%)
03/2019: Green Arrow #50    -- 21,423 (_ 21.1%)
-----------------
6 months: + 14.8%
1 year  : -  2.3%
2 years : - 32.2%
5 years : -  9.6%
10 years: -  5.6%
15 years: - 38.3%

Final (for now) over-sized and -priced 50th issue. A relaunch is allegedly in the works for later this year.

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93 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
03/2015: Deathstroke #6  --  31,666  [33,923]
03/2016: Deathstroke #16 --  25,390
03/2017: Deathstroke #14 --  25,493 
03/2017: Deathstroke #15 --  24,746 
-----------------------------------
03/2018: Deathstroke #29 --  17,677 (+  0.0%)
04/2018: Deathstroke #30 --  38,956 (+154.0%) [44,898]
05/2018: Deathstroke #31 --  35,805 (- 20.1%) [35,874]
06/2018: Deathstroke #32 --  38,535 (+  8.3%) [38,848]
07/2018: Deathstroke #33 --  36,092 (-  7.0%) [36,134]
08/2018: Deathstroke #34 --  35,168 (-  4.8%) [34,405]
09/2018: Deathstroke #35 --  31,554 (-  7.7%) [31,761]
10/2018: Deathstroke #36 --  27,299 (- 13.8%) [27,387]
11/2018: Deathstroke #37 --  30,734 (+ 12.2%) [30,719]
12/2018: Deathstroke #38 --  28,803 (-  6.2%)
01/2019: Deathstroke #39 --  21,442 (- 25.6%)
02/2019: Deathstroke #40 --  19,608 (-  8.6%)
03/2019: Deathstroke #41 --  21,167 (+  8.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 33.4%
1 year  : + 19.7%
2 years : - 15.7%

A crossover with Teen Titans starts this month.

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95 - WONDER TWINS ($3.99)
02/2019: Wonder Twins #1 of 6 -- 27,584           [28,154]
03/2019: Wonder Twins #2 of 6 -- 19,892 (- 29.3%)

An expected second-issue percentage drop.

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99 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($3.99)
03/2016: Martian Manhunter #10       -- 13,761 
----------------------------------------------
12/2018: Martian Manhunter #1 of 12  -- 39,312 (+224.6%) [40,748]
01/2019: Martian Manhunter #2 of 12  -- 26,573 (- 34.8%)
02/2019: Martian Manhunter #3 of 12  -- 22,431 (- 15.6%)
03/2019: Martian Manhunter #4 of 12  -- 19,187 (- 14.5%)

Tracking on par with the previous MM series, which ended its twelve-issue run at just 12.5K.

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101 - ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS ($3.99)
03/2017: Super Sons #2        -- 51,723  [49,400]
---------------------------------------
03/2018: Super Sons #14       -- 28,999 (-  2.1%) [29,271]
04/2018: Super Sons #15       -- 27,667 (-  4.6%) [28,018]
05/2018: Super Sons #16       -- 27,089 (-  2.1%) [27,458]
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: Adventures #1 of 12  -- 36,795 (+ 72.3%) [47,323]
09/2018: Adventures #2 of 12  -- 26,500 (- 43.3%) [26,813]
10/2018: Adventures #3 of 12  -- 23,839 (- 11.1%)
11/2018: Adventures #4 of 12  -- 22,320 (-  6.4%)
12/2018: Adventures #5 of 12  -- 20,965 (-  6.1%)
01/2019: Adventures #6 of 12  -- 19,969 (-  4.8%)
02/2019: Adventures #7 of 12  -- 19,570 (-  2.0%)
03/2019: Adventures #8 of 12  -- 19,071 (-  2.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.9%
1 year  : - 34.8%
2 years : - 61.4%

---

105 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99)
03/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #29 -- 22,316 
03/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #40 -- 17,110 
03/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #10   -- 17,707
03/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #8  -- 27,894 
-----------------------------------------
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 (+ 24.3%) [30,688]
11/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #28   -- 24,485 (- 20.2%)
12/2018: Red Hood: Outlaw #29   -- 23,836 (-  2.7%)
01/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #30   -- 20,247 (- 15.1%)
02/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #31   -- 19,546 (-  3.5%)
03/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #32   -- 18,389 (-  5.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.5%
1 year  : -  9.0%
2 years : - 34.1%
5 years : - 17.6%

The new direction gave Red Hood about a seven-month reprieve. 

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106 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
03/2004: Hawkman #26              -- 28,363
03/2017: Death of Hawkman #6 of 6 -- 13,053
-------------------------------------------
03/2018: --
04/2018: --
05/2018: --
06/2018: Hawkman #1               -- 42,123 (- 49.5%) [43,884]
07/2018: Hawkman #2               -- 30,781 (- 28.2%) [31,501]
08/2018: Hawkman #3               -- 27,331 (- 12.1%) [27,694]
09/2018: Hawkman #4               -- 24,687 (- 10.9%)
10/2018: Hawkman #5               -- 30,171 (+ 22.7%) [30,303]
11/2018: Hawkman #6               -- 21,818 (- 28.0%)
12/2018: Hawkman #7               -- 20,625 (-  5.5%)
01/2019: Hawkman #8               -- 20,198 (-  2.1%)
02/2019: Hawkman #9               -- 18,829 (-  6.8%)
03/2019: Hawkman #10              -- 18,269 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.0%
2 years : + 40.0%
15 years: - 35.6%

---
114 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
03/2014: Universe #8       -- 14,097 
03/2015: --
03/2016: Batman Beyond #10 -- 21,578 
03/2017: Batman Beyond #6  -- 26,261 
------------------------------------
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 (+ 55.7%) [24,703]
11/2018: Batman Beyond #26 -- 18,652 (- 24.5%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Batman Beyond #27 -- 16,695 (- 10.5%)
01/2019: Batman Beyond #28 -- 16,018 (-  4.1%)
02/2019: Batman Beyond #29 -- 16,174 (+  1.0%)
03/2019: Batman Beyond #30 -- 16,427 (+  1.6%)
-----------------
6 months: +  3.6%
1 year  : -  2.2%
2 years : - 37.4%
5 years : + 16.5%

Hey, that’s two straight months of not-dropping sales!

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121 - THE TERRIFICS ($3.99)
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525 (- 31.2%) [36,243] 
04/2018: Terrifics #3  -- 30,134 (- 13.0%) [31,147]
05/2018: Terrifics #4  -- 28,849 (-  7.1%) [29,568]
06/2018: Terrifics #5  -- 26,676 (-  7.5%) [27,029]
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%) 
11/2018: Terrifics #10 -- 19,035 (- 25.5%) 
12/2018: --
01/2019: Terrifics #11 -- 17,352 (-  8.8%) 
01/2019: Terrifics #12 -- 16,657 (-  4.0%) 
02/2019: Terrifics #13 -- 15,917 (-  4.4%) 
03/2019: Terrifics #14 -- 15,294 (-  3.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 28.0%
1 year  : - 57.8%

Price increase to $3.99.

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123 - THE DREAMING (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: Dreaming #1  -- 37,258           [38,029]
10/2018: Dreaming #2  -- 21,559 (- 43.3%)
11/2018: Dreaming #3  -- 19,815 (-  8.1%)
12/2018: Dreaming #4  -- 18,185 (-  8.2%)
01/2018: Dreaming #5  -- 17,054 (-  6.2%)
02/2018: Dreaming #6  -- 15,989 (-  6.2%)
03/2018: Dreaming #7  -- 15,046 (-  5.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 60.4%

The top-selling of the Sandman Universe titles, and also the top-selling non-DCU title for March. The issue (along with the next) actually features Dream in a flashback story, so it’ll be interesting to see if there’s any re-order activity.

---

126 - NAOMI ($3.99)
01/2019: Naomi #1 -- 27,777           [32,335]
02/2019: Naomi #2 -- 15,838 (- 51.0%) 
03/2019: Naomi #3 -- 14,691 (-  7.2%) 

Sales on Naomi are a bit more complicated than the raw sales numbers here would suggest. There have (or soon will be) second printings on the first four issues, and there is strong demand for issues on the secondary market. So there appears to be a bit of a mismatch between perceived and actual demand, at least in certain areas.

---

130 - FEMALE FURIES ($3.99)
02/2019: Female Furies #1 of 6 -- 26,515
03/2019: Female Furies #2 of 6 -- 13,585 (- 48.8%)

An expected second-issue drop, but one that this title could ill-afford.

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136 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2018: Books of Magic #1  -- 32,284 (+197.1%)
11/2018: Books of Magic #2  -- 18,189 (- 45.0%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Books of Magic #3  -- 15,886 (- 12.7%)
01/2019: Books of Magic #4  -- 14,581 (-  8.2%)
02/2019: Books of Magic #5  -- 13,864 (-  4.8%)
03/2019: Books of Magic #6  -- 13,177 (-  5.1%)

---

137 - FREEDOM FIGHTERS ($3.99)
12/2018: Freedom Fighters #1 of 12  -- 23,826 (+199.7%) [25,248]
01/2019: Freedom Fighters #2 of 12  -- 14,091 (- 44.2%)
02/2019: Freedom Fighters #3 of 12  -- 13,619 (-  3.3%)
03/2019: Freedom Fighters #4 of 12  -- 13,130 (-  3.6%)

Standard attrition by this point is pretty good, but that’s still a lot of attrition to go until issue #12.

---

142 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
03/2004: Lucifer #48 -- 12,922 
03/2016: Lucifer #4  -- 11,450 
03/2017: Lucifer #16 --  7,917 
------------------------------
10/2018: Lucifer #1  -- 28,216 (+349.6%) [28,805]
11/2018: Lucifer #2  -- 16,871 (- 41.4%)
12/2018: Lucifer #3  -- 14,929 (- 11.5%)
01/2019: Lucifer #4  -- 14,474 (-  3.0%)
02/2019: Lucifer #5  -- 13,413 (-  7.3%)
03/2019: Lucifer #6  -- 12,721 (-  5.2%)
-----------------
2 years : + 60.7%
15 years: -  1.6%

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155 - THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
03/2017: The Wild Storm #2  -- 37,818  [33,523]
-------------------------------------
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%)
11/2018: --
12/2018: --
01/2019: The Wild Storm #19 -- 12,360 (-  5.1%)
02/2019: The Wild Storm #20 -- 12,312 (-  0.4%)
03/2019: The Wild Storm #21 -- 11,257 (-  8.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.8%
1 year  : - 33.1%
2 years : - 66.4%

Maybe DC should have played up the fact that The Authority had returned under the pen of their co-creator in some (any) publicity for this final stretch.

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158 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2018: House of Whispers #1  -- 28,346           [29,282]
10/2018: House of Whispers #2  -- 16,763 (- 40.9%)
11/2018: House of Whispers #3  -- 14,943 (- 10.9%)
12/2018: House of Whispers #4  -- 13,619 (-  8.9%)
01/2019: House of Whispers #5  -- 12,505 (-  8.2%)
02/2019: House of Whispers #6  -- 11,566 (-  7.5%)
03/2019: House of Whispers #7  -- 10,874 (-  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 62.9%

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163 - COVER (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
09/2018: Cover #1 of 6 -- 27,354           [27,562]
10/2018: Cover #2 of 6 -- 15,350 (- 44.3%)
11/2018: Cover #3 of 6 -- 11,848 (- 22.8%)
12/2018: Cover #4 of 6 -- 10,396 (- 12.3%)
01/2019: Cover #5 of 6 --  9,854 (-  5.2%)
02/2019: --
03/2019: Cover #6 of 6 -- 10,360 (+  5.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 62.4%

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168 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE (Hanna-Barbera) ($3.99)
03/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #11 -- 17,281 
----------------------------------------
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%)
11/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #31 -- 10,906 (-  3.8%)
12/2018: Scooby Apocalypse #32 -- 10,514 (-  3.6%)
01/2019: Scooby Apocalypse #33 -- 10,242 (-  2.6%)
02/2019: Scooby Apocalypse #34 --  9,959 (-  2.8%)
03/2019: Scooby Apocalypse #35 --  9,878 (-  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.0%
1 year  : - 20.4%
2 years : - 42.8%

Penultimate issue..

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169 - PEARL (Jinxworld) ($3.99)
08/2017: Pearl #1 of 6 -- 32,701           [33,643]
09/2017: Pearl #2      -- 16,808 (- 50.0%) 
10/2017: Pearl #3      -- 13,760 (- 18.1%) 
11/2017: Pearl #4      -- 11,693 (- 15.0%) 
12/2017: Pearl #5      -- 10,584 (-  9.5%) 
01/2018: Pearl #6      --  9,988 (-  5.6%) 
02/2019: --
03/2019: Pearl #7      --  9,798 (-  1.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 41.7%

Originally solicited as a six-issue series, it has been extended beyond that, likely to twelve issues.

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170 - SUICIDE SQUAD BLACK FILES ($4.99)
11/2018: SS Black Files #1 of 6 -- 16,953
12/2018: SS Black Files #2 of 6 -- 13,378 (- 21.1%)
01/2019: SS Black Files #3 of 6 -- 11,326 (- 15.3%)
02/2019: SS Black Files #4 of 6 -- 10,328 (-  8.8%)
03/2019: SS Black Files #5 of 6 --  9,587 (-  7.2%)

With the regular Suicide Squad title no longer being published, this is your only S-Squad fix.

---
178 - DAMAGE ($3.99)
03/2018: Damage #3  -- 22,394 (- 21.2%)  
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%)  
11/2018: Damage #11 -- 11,501 (- 33.3%)  
12/2018: Damage #12 -- 10,713 (-  6.9%)  
01/2019: Damage #13 --  9,963 (-  7.0%)  
02/2019: Damage #14 --  9,164 (-  8.0%)  
03/2019: Damage #15 --  8,667 (-  5.4%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 30.0%
1 year  : - 61.3%

Penultimate issue. Also a price increase.

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183 - HIGH LEVEL (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2019: High Level #1  -- 16,824           [17,492]
03/2019: High Level #2  --  8,155 (- 53.4%)

I’ll be surprised if this lasts beyond six issues.

---

185 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
03/2004: Teen Titans Go! #5  -- 15,274
03/2014: -- 
03/2015: -- 
03/2016: -- 
03/2017: --
--------------------------------------
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%)
09/2018: Teen Titans Go! #30 --  8,867 (-  2.0%)
10/2018: --
11/2018: Teen Titans Go! #31 --  8,597 (-  3.0%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Teen Titans Go! #32 --  8,143 (-  5.3%)
02/2019: --
03/2019: Teen Titans Go! #33 --  8,027 (-  1.4%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
15 years: - 47.4%

---
188 - THE SILENCER ($3.99)
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%)  
11/2018: The Silencer #11 -- 10,018 (- 35.1%)  
12/2018: --
01/2019: The Silencer #12 --  9,231 (-  7.9%)  
01/2019: The Silencer #13 --  8,683 (-  5.9%)  
02/2019: The Silencer #14 --  8,302 (-  4.4%)  
03/2019: The Silencer #15 --  7,949 (-  4.3%)  
-----------------
6 months: - 27.5%
1 year  : - 56.3%

Ends with issue #18 in June, with a price increase this month.

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201 - THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE ($2.99)
04/2018: Curse of Brimstone #1  -- 33,707           [34,337]
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 (+168.9%) [28,854] *
11/2018: Curse of Brimstone #8  --  9,463 (- 67.2%)
12/2018: Curse of Brimstone #9  --  8,707 (-  8.0%)
01/2019: Curse of Brimstone #10 --  8,074 (-  7.3%)
02/2019: Curse of Brimstone #11 --  7,484 (-  7.3%)
03/2019: Curse of Brimstone #12 --  7,152 (-  4.4%)
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6 months: - 33.4%

Final issue. 

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208 - HEX WIVES (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2018: Hex Wives #1 -- 17,158           [18,101]
11/2018: Hex Wives #2 --  9,869 (- 45.5%) 
12/2018: --
01/2019: Hex Wives #3 --  8,286 (- 16.0%) 
01/2019: Hex Wives #4 --  7,157 (- 13.6%) 
02/2019: Hex Wives #5 --  6,740 (-  5.8%) 
03/2019: Hex Wives #6 --  6,372 (-  5.5%) 

Final issue. It may return at some point, but I wouldn’t wager any money on that.

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224 - GODDESS MODE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2018: Goddess Mode #1  -- 17,471 
01/2019: Goddess Mode #2  --  8,116 (- 53.5%) 
02/2019: Goddess Mode #3  --  6,231 (- 23.2%) 
03/2019: Goddess Mode #4  --  5,537 (- 11.1%) 

No issues have been solicited past issue #6...

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226 - AMERICAN CARNAGE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2018: American Carnage #1  -- 12,891           [13,436]
12/2018: American Carnage #2  --  7,434 (- 44.7%) 
01/2019: American Carnage #3  --  6,539 (- 12.0%) 
02/2019: American Carnage #4  --  5,673 (- 13.2%) 
03/2019: American Carnage #5  --  5,350 (-  5.7%) 

Ending with issue #9.

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234 - ELECTRIC WARRIORS ($3.99)
11/2018: Electric Warriors #1 of 6 -- 16,152
12/2018: Electric Warriors #2 of 6 --  8,398 (- 48.0%)
01/2019: Electric Warriors #3 of 6 --  6,540 (- 22.1%)
02/2019: Electric Warriors #4 of 6 --  5,732 (- 12.4%)
03/2019: Electric Warriors #5 of 6 --  5,172 (-  9.8%)

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236 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) (Hanna-Barbera) ($2.99)
03/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3  --  8,452 
03/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9  --  6,780 
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #15 --  8,092
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24 --  6,316 
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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%)
11/2018: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #44 --  5,580 (- 11.2%)
12/2018: --
01/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #45 --  5,814 (+  4.2%)
01/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #46 --  5,305 (-  8.8%)
02/2019: --
03/2019: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #47 --  5,088 (-  4.1%)
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6 months: - 13.5%
1 year  : -  4.0%
2 years : - 19.4%
5 years : - 39.8&

Back to a bi-monthly title. 

This month Scooby and the gang team up with Magilla Gorilla, and with a gorilla on the cover you’d think there’d be a sales boost. Do Gorillas, monkeys and apes on the cover no longer have mystical sales properties?!

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287 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
03/2004: Looney Tunes #112 -- 3,218
03/2009: Looney Tunes #172 -- 2,387
03/2014: -- 
03/2015: --
03/2016: --
03/2017: Looney Tunes #236 -- ????? (< 4,812)
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03/2018: Looney Tunes #242 -- 2,866 (+  3.8%) 
04/2018: --
05/2018: Looney Tunes #243 -- 3,037 (+  6.0%) 
06/2018: --
07/2018: Looney Tunes #244 -- 3,080 (+  1.4%) 
08/2018: --
09/2018: Looney Tunes #245 -- 3,346 (+  8.6%) 
10/2018: --
11/2018: Looney Tunes #246 -- 3,109 (-  7.1%) 
12/2018: --
01/2019: Looney Tunes #247 -- 3,151 (+  1.4%) 
02/2019: --
03/2019: Looney Tunes #248 -- 3,027 (-  3.9%) 
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6 months: +  2.2%
1 year  : + 14.1%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 33.9%
15 years: -  1.4%

DC’s lowest-selling new issue for March.

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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
03/2004: 32,148
03/2009: 21,792
03/2014: 26,776 
03/2015: 23,466 **
03/2016: 22,620 **
03/2017: 30,466 **
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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%) 
11/2018: 29,150 (- 11.1%) 
12/2018: 36,514 (+ 25.3%) 
01/2019: 27,526 (- 24.6%) 
02/2019: 29,807 (+  8.3%) 
03/2019: 36,887 (+ 23.8%) 
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6 months: +  8.8%
1 year  : + 34.4%
2 years : + 21.1%
5 years : + 37.8%
10 years: + 69.3%
15 years: + 14.7%


DC UNIVERSE
03/2004: 39,727 
03/2009: 31,336 
03/2014: 32,007  
03/2015: 28,559
03/2016: 28,621
03/2017: 39,458
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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%)
11/2018: 35,313 (- 11.9%)
12/2018: 44,269 (+ 25.4%)
01/2019: 32,835 (- 25.8%)
02/2019: 34,801 (+  6.0%)
03/2019: 46,190 (+ 32.7%)
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6 months: + 15.4%
1 year  : + 32.9%
2 years : + 17.1%
5 years : + 44.3%
10 years: + 47.4%
15 years: + 16.3%


WILDSTORM
03/2004: 16,833 
03/2009:  8,954
03/2017: 37,818
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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%)
11/2018:  --
12/2018:  --
01/2019: 12,360 (+ 29.1%)
02/2019: 12,312 (-  0.4%)
03/2019: 11,257 (-  8.6%)
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6 months: + 16.4%
1 year  : -  8.6%
2 years : - 70.2%
10 years: + 25.7%
15 years: - 33.1%


VERTIGO & JINXWORLD
03/2004: 16,445
03/2009: 10,177
03/2014: 19,179  
03/2015:  7,055 **
03/2016:  6,039 **
03/2017: 10,102 **
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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 (-  2.7%) 
10/2018: 17,168 (- 23.6%) 
11/2018: 13,012 (- 24.2%) 
12/2018: 11,983 (-  7.9%) 
01/2019: 10,822 (-  9.7%) 
02/2019: 10,732 (-  0.8%) 
03/2019:  9,739 (-  9.3%) 
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6 months: - 56.7%
1 year  : -  2.5%
2 years : -  3.6%
5 years : - 49.2%
10 years: -  4.3%
15 years: - 40.8%

Vertigo average (8 comics): 9,654; Jinxworld average (2 comics): 10,079. 

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
03/2004: 2,057,477
03/2009: 1,394,682
03/2014: 1,954,659 
03/2015: 1,877,281 **  
03/2016: 1,696,506 **  
03/2017: 2,711,448 **  
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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%) 
11/2018: 1,953,053 (- 23.6%) 
12/2018: 1,898,752 (-  2.8%) 
01/2019: 2,367,265 (+ 24.7%) 
02/2019: 1,758,617 (- 25.7%) 
03/2019: 2,213,196 (+ 25.8%) 
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6 months: +  0.4%
1 year  : -  4.0%
2 years : - 18.4%
5 years : + 13.2%
10 years: + 58.7%
15 years: +  7.6%



Sales Indices
=============

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

DCU: Average: 46,190. Median: 25,433. No.: 45. Total: 2,078,529.

11.4 - Detective Comics
 2.9 - Batman Who Laughs Grim Knight
 2.6 - Doomsday Clock
 1.8 - Batman (67)
 1.8 - Batman (66)
 1.7 - Heroes in Crisis
 1.4 - Justice League (20)
 1.2 - Justice League (19)
 1.1 - Superman
 1.0 - The Green Lantern
 1.0 - Harley Quinn
 1.0 - Catwoman
 0.9 - Action Comics
 0.8 - Flash (66)
 0.8 - Flash (67)
 0.8 - Shazam!
 0.8 - Wonder Woman (66)
 0.7 - Young Justice
 0.7 - Wonder Woman (67)
 0.7 - Supergirl
 0.7 - Justice League Dark
 0.6 - Teen Titans
 0.6 - Nightwing
 0.5 - Aquaman
 0.5 - Justice League Odyssey
 0.5 - Batgirl
 0.5 - Titans
 0.5 - Dial H for Hero
 0.5 - Green Arrow
 0.5 - Deathstroke
 0.4 - Wonder Twins
 0.4 - Martian Manhunter
 0.4 - Adventures of the Super Sons
 0.4 - Red Hood Outlaw
 0.4 - Hawkman
 0.4 - Batman Beyond
 0.3 - The Terrifics
 0.3 - Naomi
 0.3 - Female Furies
 0.3 - Freedom Fighters
 0.2 - Suicide Squad Black Files
 0.2 - Damage
 0.2 - The Silencer
 0.2 - The Curse of Brimstone
 0.1 - Electric Warriors


Vertigo & Jinxworld: Average: 9,739. Median: 10,079. No.: 10. Total: 97,390.

1.5 - The Dreaming
1.4 - The Books of Magic
1.3 - Lucifer
1.1 - House of Whispers
1.1 - Cover
1.0 - Pearl
0.8 - High Level 
0.7 - Hex Wives
0.6 - Goddess Mode
0.5 - American Carnage


WildStorm: Average: 11,257. Median: 11,257. No.: 1. Total: 11,257

1.0 - The Wild Storm


Digital First & Other: Average: 6,505. Median: 6,558. No.: 4. Total: 26,020.

1.5 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.2 - Teen Titans Go!
0.8 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.5 - Looney Tunes

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The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)


The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com and Comichron, according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

ICv2.com's and Comichron’s estimates are somewhat lower than the actual numbers, but they are consistent from month to month, so the trends they show are fairly accurate. Since it's a "month-to-month" column, the comments, unless otherwise noted, are on the most recent month.

Bear in mind that the figures measure sales of physical comics to retailers, not customers. Also, these numbers do not include many sales to bookstores, newsstands, libraries, other mass-market retail chains, or the United Kingdom. Re-orders are included, so long as they either reached stores in a book's initial calendar month of release or were strong enough to make the chart again in a subsequent month; or they show up in the year-end Top 1000. Keep in mind that sales for some titles may include incentives to acquire variants and not every unit sold is necessarily even intended to be sold to a customer.

If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book's initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. "[36,599]"). Likewise, any lower numbers due to returns or other factors returns will also be reflected in the brackets. Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used. Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it's a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent. 

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don't tell us much about their performance. Likewise, Digital First comics are published online before print, and may do a significant amount of their sales in that arena. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well. 

Please keep in mind that raw sales numbers do not tell us about how profitable a book is for a publisher or for the creators.

Above all, do not allow sales numbers to dictate your purchasing and enjoyment of a particular comic. If you enjoy reading a comic series then go right on buying and reading that comic, no matter what the sales figures say.

** Two asterisks after a given month in the average charts mean that one or more periodical release did not make the Top 300 chart in that month. In those cases, it's assumed that said releases sold as many units as the No. 300 comic on the chart for that month for the purposes of the chart, although its actual sales are likely to be less than that.

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer; The National Association for Gifted Chidren; or my former neighbor's dog Miles.



The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and tweets about comics and related subjects on Twitter at @davereadscomics (PM me there is you need to contact me). As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

This article was originally published May 9, 2019 on Yet Another Comics Blog.