Friday, May 22, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - May 22, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover
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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+2). Strange Planet
3 (-1). The Odd 1s Out: The First Sequel
4 (+2). Minecraft Volume 1
5 (+4). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
6 (+11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 24 *
7 (+3). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
8 (-). The Odd 1s Out
9 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 1 (Kindle)
10 (+12). Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards *
11 (+14). Stranger Planet *
12 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Library Edition
13 (-6). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
14 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
15 (+25). Beastars, vol. 6
16 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
17 (+2). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
18 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23
19 (+5). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
20 (R). Hyperbole and a Half
21 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
22 (-4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
23 (+3). Watchmen
24 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search Part 1 (Kindle)
25 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search Library Edition
26 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search Part 2 (Kindle)
27 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 2 (Kindle)
28 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
29 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Search Part 3 (Kindle)
30 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
31 (-26). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
32 (R). Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit
33 (R). Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise Part 3 (Kindle)
34 (-7). Berserk Deluxe Volume 4
35 (-). They Called Us Enemy
36 (+11). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2
37 (+1). Beastars, vol. 1
38 (-1). Calvin and Hobbes
39 (-25). One Piece: Ace's Story, Vol. 1
40 (+2). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
41 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3
42 (+8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
43 (-13). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
44 (+2). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
45 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
46 (N). Batman: The Adventures Continue #5 (Kindle)
47 (R). Beastars, vol. 2
48 (-20). Batman: Last Knight on Earth
49 (R). Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition
50 (-6). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7




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 Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse stays on top for the fourteenth straight week.
  • There was a huge surge of Avatar: The Last Airbender titles onto the chart this week, both Kindle and print editions. Presumably this is because the animated series came to Netflix this past week (where it is currently the #1 streaming title for North America). 
  • The only debut this week is an issue of the digital-first series Batman: The Adventures Continue.
  • While there were still a good chunk of Kindle Unlimited, Prime Reading, and other types of digital comics that we strip out of the list on the chart this week, there were a good deal fewer than in previous recent weeks. Partly this is due to the aforementioned Avatar surge displacing a bunch of other titles from the top fifty, but I suspect it's also due to the fact that Amazon's print book distribution is no longer delaying shipping for three weeks out like in recent past weeks.
  • Wash you hands. And practice sensible social distancing. Read comics.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - May 15, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover
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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+2). The Odd 1s Out: The First Sequel
3 (R). Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir (Kindle)
4 (-2). Strange Planet
5 (+8). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
6 (+1). Minecraft Volume 1
7 (-2). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
8 (-). The Odd 1s Out
9 (+2). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
10 (-4). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
11 (+1). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
12 (+4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23
13 (+5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
14 (-5). One Piece: Ace's Story, Vol. 1
15 (+14). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
16 (N). War and Peas: Funny Comics for Dirty Lovers
17 (+15). My Hero Academia, Vol. 24 *
18 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
19 (-). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
20 (-). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
21 (N). The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon! Vol. 2 (Kindle)
22 (R). Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards *
23 (-2). Noise
24 (+7). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
25 (-11). Stranger Planet *
26 (-9). Watchmen
27 (-12). Berserk Deluxe Volume 4
28 (-2). Batman: Last Knight on Earth
29 (+12). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
30 (+9). The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon! Vol. 1 (Kindle)
31 (+14). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
32 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
33 (N). Splatoon, Vol. 9
34 (N). The Best of the Rejection Collection: 293 Cartoons that Were Too Dumb, Too Dark, or Too Naughty for The New Yorker (Kindle) $
35 (+1). They Called Us Enemy
36 (-1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
37 (-9). Calvin and Hobbes
38 (-). Beastars, vol. 1
39 (+7). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
40 (N). Beastars, vol. 6 *
41 (R). The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
42 (R). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
43 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
44 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 7
45 (R). Harleen
46 (-23). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
47 (+2). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2
48 (-24). The Complete Maus
49 (R). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
50 (-8). 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: 

Friday, May 08, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - May 8, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse cover
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 (-). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (+1). Strange Planet
3 (+2). You're Mom: A Little Book for Mothers (And the People Who Love Them)
4 (-2). The Odd 1s Out: The First Sequel
5 (+11). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12
6 (-). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
7 (-3). Minecraft Volume 1
8 (-). The Odd 1s Out
9 (N). One Piece: Ace's Story, Vol. 1
10 (N). Batman: The Adventures Continue #4 (Kindle) *
11 (-2). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
12 (-). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
13 (+5). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)
14 (-). Stranger Planet *
15 (+7). Berserk Deluxe Volume 4
16 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23
17 (+8). Watchmen
18 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
19 (+7). Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition
20 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
21 (-1). Noise
22 (N). Lazy Dungeon Master, Vol. 10 (Kindle)
23 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
24 (+17). The Complete Maus
25 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
26 (-11). Batman: Last Knight on Earth
27 (N). Batman: The Adventures Continue #3 (Kindle)
28 (-9). Calvin and Hobbes
29 (+1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
30 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
31 (+3). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
32 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 24 *
33 (+4). Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend
34 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
35 (+1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 11
36 (-3). They Called Us Enemy
37 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
38 (-15). Beastars, vol. 1
39 (N). The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon! Vol. 1 (Kindle)
40 (-8). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
41 (R). The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
42 (-13). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
43 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 3
44 (N). JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4—Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 5
45 (-3). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 8
46 (-). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
47 (N). Dr. Stone, Vol. 11
48 (N). Loner Life in Another World Vol. 1 (Kindle)
49 (-9). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 2
50 (R). The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!


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: 

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: March 2020 - The Last Dance?

Batman #91 cover
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures—for the last time? 

This could very well be the last of these month-to-month sales columns. Not because I’m tired of doing them (though I have been doing them for over six years now!), but because after March DC will not be exclusively using Diamond as their North American distributor. In the wake of C19, they’ve also enlisted two other distributors for the U.S.: UCS and Lunar. So while Damond will likely continue to releases their sales indices, it is unknown if the other distributors will also release any sales numbers, and comparing just the Diamond DC sales before and after the C19 divide wouldn’t be comparing apples to apples. 

So this isn’t a definite goodbye, but unless either the two new distributors release their sales figures or I’m able to figure out a clever way to estimate them, it isn’t likely that I’ll pick up the (virtual) pen to do these again. What is definite is that there will not be a column for April, as Diamond isn’t shipping any April comics. If we’re able to resume again, it will be June at the earlier (for the May sales chart). 

In any event, it’s been interesting these past 6+ years. Thanks to Heidi MacDonald for asking me to take over the DC M2M column for The Beat back in 2014, and to Marc-Oliver Frisch, the former wrangler of the DC M2M chart, for recommending me in the first place. 

Take care, stay safe. Wash your hands. And hopefully I’ll see you again someday on the other side.





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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7/104, 10/80 - BATMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
03/2005: Batman #638  --  59,797  [82,651]
03/2010: Batman #697  --  61,157  
03/2015: -- 
03/2016: Batman #50   -- 163,406 [172,256]
03/2017: Batman #18   --  98,100  
03/2017: Batman #19   --  97,501  [98,245] 
03/2018: Batman #42   --  93,825  [94,257]
03/2018: Batman #43   --  91,649  [92,538]
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03/2019: Batman #66   --  83,102 (-  8.1%)  [83,138]
03/2019: Batman #67   --  84,463 (+  0.5%)  [83,551]
04/2019: Batman #68   --  87,557 (+  5.1%)  [87,787]
04/2019: Batman #69   --  88,666 (+  1.6%)  [89,150]
05/2019: Batman #70   --  83,518 (-  6.0%)  [83,824]
05/2019: Batman #71   --  82,704 (-  0.9%)  [83,101]
06/2019: Batman #72   --  80,585 (-  2.7%)  [80,857]
06/2019: Batman #73   --  81,919 (+  2.1%)  [82,583]
07/2019: Batman #74   --  78,544 (-  5.1%)  [78,385]
07/2019: Batman #75   -- 100,161 (+ 29.7%) [101,650]
08/2019: Batman #76   --  84,879 (- 14.2%)  [87,181]
08/2019: Batman #77   --  81,215 (+  7.3%)  [93,575]
09/2019: Batman #78   --  80,979 (- 11.4%)  [82,874]
09/2019: Batman #79   --  84,117 (+  1.5%) 
10/2019: Batman #80   --  86,677 (+  3.0%) 
10/2019: Batman #81   --  84,620 (-  2.4%) 
11/2019: Batman #82   --  89,532 (+  5.8%) 
11/2019: Batman #83   --  81,927 (-  8.5%) 
12/2019: Batman #84   --  79,179 (-  3.4%) 
12/2019: Batman #85   --  80,472 (+  1.6%)  [81,931] 
01/2020: Batman #86   --  80,053 (-  2.2%)
01/2020: Batman #87   --  74,126 (-  7.4%)  [75,001]
02/2020: Batman #88   --  74,423 (-  0.8%)
02/2020: Batman #89   --  73,390 (+ 20.3%)  [89,567]
03/2020: Batman #90   --  87,385 (-  2.4%)
03/2020: Batman #91   --  88,735 (+  1.5%)
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6 months: +  5.5%
1 year  : +  5.7%
2 years : -  5.7%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 44.0%
15 years: +  6.5%

Issue #90: Regular: 70,598. Cardstock: 16,787. (4.2:1)
Issue #91: Regular: 66,657. Cardstock: 22,078. (3.0:1)

First month Batman orders finally start seeing a sales boost in line with new character Punchline having been declared the Hot New Character Find of 2020 (by whom?). Issue #89 sees 
a whopping 16K in re-orders for a second printing (with a 3rd printing on the way eventually), and this month’s issues return the Batman sales level to where it was about a year ago. Reportedly the next issue—to feature Punchline’s origin—had a print run over 200K copies, but it’s been delayed and we’ll have to wait and see what happens there (if we ever find out...)

Also of note here is that issue #90 out-sold issue #91 in regular covers, but the opposite was true for the cardstock covers. There seems to be no reasonable explanation for this, as both cardstock covers had the same artist, so ???

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2, 50, 52 - FLASH ($7.99, $3.99)
03/2005: Flash #220  --  46,851  [48,659] 
03/2010: --
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  [45,494]
03/2018: Flash #43   --  45,616  [46,294]
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03/2019: Flash #66   --  39,144 (- 37.6%) [39,319]
03/2019: Flash #67   --  38,520 (-  1.0%) [38,909]
04/2019: Flash #68   --  38,064 (-  1.6%) [38,303]
04/2019: Flash #69   --  37,484 (-  1.7%) [37,651]
05/2019: Flash #70   --  41,746 (+ 12.7%) [42,433]
05/2019: Flash #71   --  40,701 (-  0.1%) [42,397]
06/2019: Flash #72   --  40,956 (-  2.3%) [41,411]
06/2019: Flash #73   --  38,853 (-  4.6%) [39,506]
07/2019: Flash #74   --  38,436 (-  2.3%) [38,581]
07/2019: Flash #75   --  41,571 (+  9.1%) [42,078]
08/2019: Flash #76   --  38,952 (-  7.4%) 
08/2019: Flash #77   --  38,019 (-  2.4%) 
09/2019: Flash #78   --  36,673 (-  3.1%) [36,833]
09/2019: Flash #79   --  35,660 (-  2.2%) [36,020]
10/2019: Flash #80   --  35,151 (-  2.4%) 
10/2019: Flash #81   --  34,063 (-  2.5%) [34,279]
11/2019: Flash #82   --  39,710 (+ 16.0%) [39,769]
11/2019: Flash #83   --  32,608 (- 17.5%) [32,808]
12/2019: Flash #84   --  31,472 (-  4.1%) 
01/2020: Flash #85   --  31,237 (-  0.7%) 
01/2020: Flash #86   --  29,951 (-  4.1%) 
01/2020: Flash #87   --  29,620 (-  1.1%) 
02/2020: Flash #88   --  29,671 (+  0.2%) 
03/2020: Flash #750  --  82,432 (+177.8%) 
03/2020: Flash #751  --  30,740 (- 62.7%) 
03/2020: Flash #752  --  29,902 (-  2.7%) 
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6 months: + 30.9%
1 year  : + 21.9%
2 years : +  3.9%
5 years : + 24.3%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: -  2.0%

The big Flash 80th anniversary issue, #750 (delayed from February) only sells half as many copies as January’s Wonder Woman #750 (despite being $2 less). And then the subsequent issues see their sales drop right back to where they were before the renumbering. At least there were no cardstock covers this month (though plenty of variants for issue #750, and the typical non-cardboard variants for the other two issues).

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13 - STRANGE ADVENTURES (Black Label) ($4.99)
03/2020: Strange Adventures #1 of 12  -- 64,550 

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

Tom King reunites with his frequent collaborator Mitch Gerads and they add Doc Shaner to the team for a revisionist take on Adam Strange. A pretty good debut with more than twice as many first month sales as the first issue of King & Gerads’s Mister Miracle, but I’d expect to see Strange Adventures follow a more traditional sales trajectory than MM and eventually end up with sales similar in the upper 30K range.

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12 - ROBIN 80TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER SPECTACULAR ($9.99)
03/2020: Robin 80th #1 -- 60,011 

Sales of 60K are perfectly respectable for a $10 one-shot (placing at #3 this month on the dollar chart). Yes, it’s even significantly less than the Flash 80th anniversary issue, but seeing as Robin doesn’t currently have his own ongoing series, it’s a decent number. As with all the other 80th anniversary issues, there are a slew of variant covers propping up sales.

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58/61 - DCEASED: UNKILLABLES ($4.99/$5.99)
05/2019: DCeased #1 of 6     -- 242,365           [249,146]
06/2019: DCeased #2 of 6     -- 152,407 (- 37.9%) [154,625]
07/2019: DCeased #3 of 6     -- 132,072 (- 13.9%) [133,118]
08/2019: DCeased #4 of 6     -- 119,786 (- 10.0%) 
09/2019: Good Day to Die     --  90,017 (- 24.9%) 
10/2019: DCeased #5 of 6     -- 107,472 (+ 19.4%) 
10/2019: DCeased #6 of 6     --  93,310 (- 13.2%) 
11/2019: --
12/2019: --
01/2020: --
02/2020: Unkillables #1 of 3 --  72,170 (- 26.8%)
08/2020: Unkillables #2 of 3 --  56,650 (- 23.1%)
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6 months: - 37.1%

Regular: 28,693. Cardstock: 27,957. (1.0:1)
Not a bad second issue percentage drop, but clearly Unkillables is not getting the dedicated readership that the original DCeased series had.

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16 - BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT (Black Label) ($4.99)
03/2018: White Knight #6 of 8 -- 75,396  [77,071] 
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07/2019: Curse Knight #1 of 8 -- 91,205 (+ 29.6%) [96,446]
08/2019: Curse Knight #2 of 8 -- 74,838 (- 20.1%) [77,071]
09/2019: Curse Knight #3 of 8 -- 67,840 (- 11.2%) [68,434]
10/2019: Curse Knight #4 of 8 -- 63,819 (-  5.3%) [64,775]
11/2019: Presents Von Freeze  -- 51,975 (- 18.5%) [52,824]
12/2019: Curse Knight #5 of 8 -- 58,839 (+ 11.4%) 
01/2020: Curse Knight #6 of 8 -- 55,270 (-  6.1%) 
02/2020: Curse Knight #7 of 8 -- 54,255 (-  1.8%) 
03/2020: Curse Knight #8 of 8 -- 52,985 (-  1.8%) 
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6 months: - 21.9%
2 years : - 31.3%

Ends at a respectable 52K, but again we see a case of where the follow-up to a smash hit limited series just cannot hold on to the initial series’ sales.

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47/152 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
02/2005: Detective Comics #803  --  40,014
03/2010: Detective Comics #862  --  44,687
03/2010: Detective Comics #863  --  43,119
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]
03/2018: Detective Comics #976  --  51,341  [51,807]
03/2018: Detective Comics #977  --  50,556  [51,247]
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03/2019: Detective Comics #1000 -- 526,941 (+781.7%) [574,705]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1001 --  66,743 (- 87.6%)  [71,061]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1002 --  61,007 (- 11.4%)  [62,941]
05/2019: Detective Comics #1003 --  65,709 (+  5.1%)  [66,130]
05/2019: Detective Comics #1004 --  63,161 (-  2.7%)  [64,358] 
06/2019: Detective Comics #1005 --  60,389 (-  5.7%)  [60,659]
06/2019: Detective Comics #1006 --  59,309 (-  1.0%)  [60,072]
07/2019: Detective Comics #1007 --  56,586 (-  5.5%)  [56,758]
07/2019: Detective Comics #1008 --  57,311 (+  2.2%)  [57,990]
08/2019: Detective Comics #1009 --  53,070 (-  8.0%)  [53,367]
08/2019: Detective Comics #1010 --  52,563 (-  0.8%)  [52,926]
09/2019: Detective Comics #1011 --  50,416 (-  4.5%)  [50,570]
09/2019: Detective Comics #1012 --  50,034 (-  0.4%)  [50,375]
10/2019: Detective Comics #1013 --  50,166 (-  0.3%)  [50,225]
10/2019: Detective Comics #1014 --  48,337 (-  2.6%)  [48,923]
11/2019: Detective Comics #1015 --  55,337 (+ 13.1%) 
11/2019: Detective Comics #1016 --  47,827 (- 13.6%) 
12/2019: Detective Comics #1017 --  47,355 (-  1.0%) 
01/2020: Detective Comics #1018 --  45,660 (-  3.6%) 
01/2020: Detective Comics #1019 --  45,263 (-  0.9%) 
02/2020: Detective Comics #1020 --  43,336 (-  4.3%) 
03/2020: Detective Comics #1021 --  42,798 (-  1.2%) 
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6 months: - 15.2%
1 year  : - 92.6%
2 years : - 16.9%
5 years : - 24.6%
10 years: -  2.5%
15 years: +  7.0%

Regular: 31,988. Cardstock: 10,810. (3.0:1)

The lowest first-month sales for an issue of Detective since the New 52 began.

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42/194, 45/195 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99/$4,99)
03/2015: --
03/2016: --
03/2017: Justice League #16 --  62,515  [62,713]
03/2017: Justice League #17 --  61,165  [61,508]
03/2018: Justice League #40 --  44,562  [44,787]
03/2018: Justice League #41 --  43,675  [44,353]
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03/2019: Justice League #19 --  57,733 (+  2.3%) [57,791]
03/2019: Justice League #20 --  64,675 (+ 14.4%) [66,194]
04/2019: Justice League #21 --  55,245 (- 16.9%) [55,340]
04/2019: Justice League #22 --  56,094 (+  1.5%) [56,790]
05/2019: Justice League #23 --  55,077 (-  1.8%) [55,375]
05/2019: Justice League #24 --  54,862 (-  0.4%) [55,279]
06/2019: Justice League #25 --  57,023 (+  3.9%) [57,334]
06/2019: Justice League #26 --  54,862 (-  7.5%) [53,375]
07/2019: Justice League #27 --  56,717 (+  7.6%)
07/2019: Justice League #28 --  55,538 (-  2.1%) [55,824]
08/2019: Justice League #29 --  52,641 (-  5.2%) [52,835]
08/2019: Justice League #30 --  53,432 (+  1.5%)
09/2019: Justice League #31 --  52,329 (-  2.1%) [52,371]
09/2019: Justice League #32 --  51,112 (-  2.3%)
10/2019: Justice League #33 --  50,194 (-  1.8%)
10/2019: Justice League #34 --  50,958 (+  1.5%)
11/2019: Justice League #35 --  55,411 (+  8.7%) [55,499]
11/2019: Justice League #36 --  48,522 (- 12.4%) [48,747]
12/2019: Justice League #37 --  47,669 (-  2.2%)
12/2019: Justice League #38 --  46,800 (+  0.2%) [47,755]
01/2020: Justice League #39 --  44,559 (-  6.7%)
02/2020: Justice League #40 --  44,170 (-  0.9%)
02/2020: Justice League #41 --  42,682 (-  3.4%)
03/2020: Justice League #42 --  41,683 (-  2.3%)
03/2020: Justice League #43 --  40,886 (-  1.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.2%
1 year  : - 33.4%
2 years : -  7.4%
5 years :    n.a.

Issue #42: Regular: 33,197. Cardstock: 8,486. (3.9:1)
Issue #43: Regular: 32,502. Cardstock: 8,384. (3.9:1)


The lowest sales for issues of Justice League since the start of the New 52.

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54/187 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
03/2005: --
03/2010: Superman/Batman #70 --  32,196
03/2015: Batman/Superman #20 --  43,428  [45,009]
03/2016: Batman/Superman #30 --  44,644
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08/2019: Batman/Superman #1  -- 172,271 (+422.2%) [171,248]
09/2019: Batman/Superman #2  --  62,050 (- 63.3%)  [64,022]
10/2019: Batman/Superman #3  --  55,334 (- 12.0%)  [56,671]
11/2019: Batman/Superman #4  --  59,646 (+  5.9%)  [60,644]
12/2019: Batman/Superman #5  --  48,734 (- 19.6%)
01/2020: Batman/Superman #6  --  46,422 (-  4.7%)
02/2020: Batman/Superman #7  --  41,179 (- 11.3%)
03/2020: Batman/Superman #8  --  38,236 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 76.0%
5 years : -  9.6%
10 years: + 23.9%
15 years: - 65.1%

Regular: 29,392. Cardstock: 8,844. (3.3:1)

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35 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
03/2005: Superman #214  -- 100,943
03/2010: Superman #698  --  33,336
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  [44,423]
03/2018: Superman #43   --  42,291  [42,799]
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03/2019: Superman #9    --  48,919 (-  3.1%)  [49,408]
04/2019: Superman #10   --  48,802 (-  0.3%)  [49,243]
05/2019: Superman #11   --  47,933 (-  2.3%)  [48,103]
06/2019: Superman #12   --  47,199 (-  1.4%)  [47,446]
07/2019: Superman #13   --  51,944 (+  9.5%)  
08/2019: Superman #14   --  46,099 (-  9.6%)  [46,973]
09/2019: Superman #15   --  47,857 (+  3.1%)  [48,409]
10/2019: Superman #16   --  43,717 (-  9.6%)  [43,748]
11/2019: Superman #17   --  46,132 (+  5.7%)  [46,244]
12/2019: Superman #18   --  66,684 (+ 49.3%)  [69,043]
01/2020: Superman #19   --  43,364 (- 37.2%) 
02/2020: Superman #20   --  39,255 (-  9.5%) 
03/2020: Superman #21   --  37,271 (-  5.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 23.0%
1 year  : - 24.6%
2 years : - 14.5%
5 years : - 27.8%
10 years: + 11.8%
15 years: - 63.1%


41 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
03/2005: Action Comics #825  --  40,877
03/2010: Action Comics #887  --  29,460
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  [52,151]
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03/2019: Action Comics #1009 --  43,014 (-  2.8%)  [43,767]
04/2019: Action Comics #1010 --  42,317 (-  2.3%)  [42,763]
05/2019: Action Comics #1011 --  42,207 (+  0.5%)  [42,938]
06/2019: Action Comics #1012 --  43,893 (+  3.4%)  [44,439]
07/2019: Action Comics #1013 --  43,763 (-  1.5%) 
08/2019: Action Comics #1014 --  41,801 (-  3.0%)  [42,429]
09/2019: Action Comics #1015 --  51,165 (+ 20.6%) 
10/2019: Action Comics #1016 --  40,812 (- 19.8%)  [41,015]
11/2019: Action Comics #1017 --  46,740 (+ 14.0%) 
12/2019: --
01/2020: Action Comics #1018 --  38,402 (- 17.8%) 
01/2020: Action Comics #1019 --  35,842 (-  6.7%) 
02/2020: Action Comics #1020 --  34,162 (-  4.7%) 
03/2020: Action Comics #1021 --  33,447 (-  2.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 34.6%
1 year  : - 23.6%
2 years : - 35.9%
5 years : - 15.2%
10 years: + 13.5%
15 years: - 18.2%

It pains me to see Superman and Action sales dropping so low, when IMO this is the best that Superman has been in many years.

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43 - THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON 2 ($3.99)
03/2005: --
03/2010: Green Lantern #52     --  97,369
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 
03/2018: Green Lanterns #43    --  24,780 
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03/2019: The Green Lantern #5  --  47,325 (-  5.9%) [47,891]
04/2019: The Green Lantern #6  --  49,256 (+  4.0%) [49,817]
05/2019: The Green Lantern #7  --  45,338 (-  8.3%) [45,663]
06/2019: The Green Lantern #8  --  44,066 (-  2.9%) [44,336]
07/2019: The Green Lantern #9  --  43,401 (-  1.8%) [43,550]
08/2019: The Green Lantern #10 --  43,132 (-  1.0%)
09/2019: The Green Lantern #11 --  41,044 (-  4.7%) [41,090]
10/2019: The Green Lantern #12 --  40,437 (-  1.4%) [40,522]
11/2019: GL Blackstars #1 of 3 --  42,145 (+  4.4%) [42,307]
12/2019: GL Blackstars #2 of 3 --  34,172 (- 19.2%)
01/2020: GL Blackstars #3 of 3 --  29,884 (- 12.5%)
02/2020: The GL Season 2 #1    --  41,242 (+ 38.0%) 
03/2020: The GL Season 2 #2    --  32,816 (- 20.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 20.1%
1 year  : - 31.5%
2 years : + 31.6%
5 years : - 24.1%
10 years: - 66.3%
15 years:    n.a.

That’s not a bad second issue percentage drop, but considering that this is basically a continuation of the previous series, it makes one wonder if a Season 2 relaunch was a good idea? I would appear that a non-trivial amount of people checked out during the mini-series and didn’t come back.

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44 - YEAR OF THE VILLAIN: HELL ARISEN ($4.99)
12/2019: Hell Arisen #1 of 4 -- 50,573           [51,658]
01/2020: Hell Arisen #2 of 4 -- 35,493 (- 31.1%)
02/2020: Hell Arisen #3 of 4 -- 36,250 (+ 35.0%) [47,904]
03/2020: Hell Arisen #4 of 4 -- 32,624 (+ 31.9%)

As expected there were large number of reorders for the second print of last month’s issue that had a brief appearance by the Hot New Character Find of 2020.

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78/241 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ($3.99/$4.99)
03/2005: Legion of S-H #4   -- 41,704  [43,356]
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09/2019: Millennium #1 of 2 -- 48,389 (+231.4%)  
10/2019: Millennium #2 of 2 -- 39,489 (- 18.4%)  
11/2019: Legion of S-H #1   -- 75,611 (+ 91.5%)  
12/2019: Legion of S-H #2   -- 39,218 (- 48.1%)  
01/2020: Legion of S-H #3   -- 34,732 (- 11.4%)  
02/2020: Legion of S-H #4   -- 30,675 (- 11.7%)  
03/2020: Legion of S-H #5   -- 29,058 (-  5.3%)  
-----------------
15 years: - 31.6%

Regular: 22,570. Cardstock: 6,488. (3.5:1)
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59 - THE BATMAN’S GRAVE ($3.99)
10/2019: Batman’s Grave #1 of 12  -- 65,412  
11/2019: Batman’s Grave #2 of 12  -- 43,583 (- 33.4%) [44,302] 
12/2019: Batman’s Grave #3 of 12  -- 34,855 (- 33.4%)  
01/2020: Batman’s Grave #4 of 12  -- 30,726 (- 11.8%)  
02/2020: Batman’s Grave #5 of 12  -- 28,817 (-  6.2%)  
03/2020: Batman’s Grave #6 of 12  -- 28,059 (-  2.6%)  

Starting to settle down, but these are not great numbers for a Batman limited series by an all-star creative team. 
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66, 98/211 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99, $3.99/$4.99)
03/2005: Wonder Woman #214 --  30,473
03/2010: Wonder Woman #42  --  25,240
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]
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03/2019: Wonder Woman #66  --  35,547 (- 24.6%) 
03/2019: Wonder Woman #67  --  33,665 (+ 16.6%)  [41,434]
04/2019: Wonder Woman #68  --  37,676 (-  9.1%) 
04/2019: Wonder Woman #69  --  34,990 (-  7.1%) 
05/2019: Wonder Woman #70  --  34,503 (-  1.4%) 
05/2019: Wonder Woman #71  --  32,792 (-  5.0%) 
06/2019: Wonder Woman #72  --  32,604 (-  0.6%) 
06/2019: Wonder Woman #73  --  31,459 (-  3.5%) 
07/2019: Wonder Woman #74  --  31,334 (-  0.4%) 
07/2019: Wonder Woman #75  --  32,823 (+  4.8%) 
08/2019: Wonder Woman #76  --  31,526 (-  4.0%) 
08/2019: Wonder Woman #77  --  31,561 (+  0.1%) 
09/2019: Wonder Woman #78  --  30,139 (-  4.5%) 
09/2019: Wonder Woman #79  --  30,103 (-  0.1%) 
10/2019: Wonder Woman #80  --  28,112 (-  6.6%) 
10/2019: Wonder Woman #81  --  28,711 (+  2.1%) 
11/2019: Wonder Woman #82  --  34,520 (+ 20.2%) 
12/2019: Wonder Woman #83  --  27,775 (- 19.5%) 
01/2020: Wonder Woman #750 -- 167,377 (+507.1%) [168,632]
02/2020: Wonder Woman #751 --  26,624 (- 84.2%) 
02/2020: Wonder Woman #752 --  26,342 (-  1.1%) 
03/2020: Wonder Woman #753 --  25,508 (-  3.2%) 
03/2020: Wonder Woman #754 --  25,109 (-  1.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 16.0%
1 year  : - 43.2%
2 years : - 27.2%
5 years : - 40.3%
10 years: +  4.5%
15 years: +  7.1%

Issue #754: Regular: 17,579. Cardstock: 7,530. (2.3:1)

Issue #754 is the lowest selling issue of Wonder Woman since 2005.

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69 - SUPERMAN VILLAINS ($5.99)
02/2020: Superman Heroes #1   -- 28,149 
03/2020: Superman Villains #1 -- 24,434 (- 13.2%)

Another one-shot tying into “The Truth”; IIRC this was delayed once or twice, and may have done better if it had been released in closer proximity to the big reveal in the regular Superman comic..
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70 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
02/2005: Catwoman #41   --  22,029
03/2015: Catwoman #40   --  26,534 
03/2016: Catwoman #50   --  14,260 
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03/2019: Catwoman #9    --  43,952 (+ 34.8%) [44,196]
04/2019: Catwoman #10   --  40,857 (-  6.8%) [41,172]
05/2019: Catwoman #11   --  38,860 (-  5.1%) [39,075]
06/2019: Catwoman #12   --  41,167 (+  5.7%) [41,297]
07/2019: Catwoman #13   --  38,879 (-  5.9%)
08/2019: Catwoman #14   --  39,170 (+  0.7%)
09/2019: Catwoman #15   --  42,687 (+  9.0%)
10/2019: Catwoman #16   --  26,744 (- 37.3%) [26,750]
11/2019: Catwoman #17   --  35,056 (+ 31.6%) [35,213]
12/2019: Catwoman #18   --  24,324 (- 30.9%)
01/2020: Catwoman #19   --  25,313 (+  4.1%)
02/2020: Catwoman #20   --  24,768 (-  2.2%)
03/2020: Catwoman #21   --  23,503 (-  5.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 44.9%
1 year  : - 46.8%
5 years : - 11.4%
15 years: +  6.7%

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74 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
03/2005: Nightwing #105 --  38,958
03/2005: Nightwing #106 --  38,772
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  [27,242]
03/2018: Nightwing #41  --  26,951  [27,238]
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03/2019: Nightwing #58  --  25,433 (-  5.3%) [25,698]
04/2019: Nightwing #59  --  24,677 (-  4.0%)
05/2019: Nightwing #60  --  24,233 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Nightwing #61  --  22,621 (-  6.7%)
07/2019: Nightwing #62  --  25,753 (+ 13.8%)
08/2019: Nightwing #63  --  22,711 (- 11.8%)
09/2019: Nightwing #64  --  21,736 (-  4.3%)
10/2019: Nightwing #65  --  20,834 (-  4.1%)
11/2019: Nightwing #66  --  26,178 (+ 25.7%)
12/2019: Nightwing #67  --  19,766 (- 24.5%)
01/2020: Nightwing #68  --  19,164 (-  3.0%)
02/2020: Nightwing #69  --  18,262 (-  4.7%)
03/2020: Nightwing #70  --  23,248 (+ 27.3%)
-----------------
6 months: +  7.0%
1 year  : -  9.5%
2 years : - 14.7%
5 years : - 44.5%
15 years: - 40.2%

Nightwing needed a boost, and nothing boosts more than a Bat-title crossover! This “Joker War” prelude issue has a 2nd printing on the way.

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79 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
03/2015: Justice League Dark #40 -- 24,816
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03/2019: Justice League Dark #9  -- 31,648 (-  6.4%) [31,694]
04/2019: Justice League Dark #10 -- 32,439 (+  1.6%) [32,206]
05/2019: Justice League Dark #11 -- 31,871 (-  0.1%) [32,185]
06/2019: Justice League Dark #12 -- 30,851 (-  4.0%) [30,904]
07/2019: Justice League Dark #13 -- 31,480 (+  1.9%)
08/2019: Justice League Dark #14 -- 29,754 (-  4.9%) [29,946]
09/2019: Justice League Dark #15 -- 27,902 (-  6.6%) [27,979]
10/2019: Justice League Dark #16 -- 26,190 (-  5.7%) [26,379]
11/2019: Justice League Dark #17 -- 31,897 (+ 21.6%) [32,073]
12/2019: --
01/2020: Justice League Dark #18 -- 24,845 (- 22.5%)
01/2020: Justice League Dark #19 -- 23,308 (-  6.2%)
02/2020: Justice League Dark #20 -- 22,864 (-  1.9%)
03/2020: Justice League Dark #21 -- 22,377 (-  2.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.0%
1 year  : - 29.4%
5 years : -  9.8%

Being adapted into a series by JJ Abrams’ production company, but if things go as is typical we won’t see much of an effect on the sales of individual comic issues.

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81 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
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  [30,774]
03/2018: Harley Quinn #40   --  30,318  [30,773]
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03/2019: Harley Quinn #59   --  44,298 (+ 23.2%) [44,393]
04/2019: Harley Quinn #60   --  28,968 (- 34.3%) [29,155]
05/2019: Harley Quinn #61   --  30,708 (+  5.5%) [30,746]
06/2019: Harley Quinn #62   --  27,547 (-  9.5%) [27,831]
07/2019: Harley Quinn #63   --  32,268 (+ 15.9%) 
08/2019: Harley Quinn #64   --  26,973 (- 16.1%) [27,086]
09/2019: Harley Quinn #65   --  26,082 (-  3.4%) [26,159]
10/2019: Harley Quinn #66   --  24,206 (-  7.5%) 
11/2019: Harley Quinn #67   --  30,377 (+ 25.9%) [30,472]
12/2019: Harley Quinn #68   --  23,583 (- 22.6%)
01/2020: Harley Quinn #69   --  23,480 (-  0.4%)
02/2020: Harley Quinn #70   --  22,098 (-  5.9%)
03/2020: Harley Quinn #71   --  21,956 (-  0.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.1%
1 year  : - 50.5%
2 years : - 28.7%
5 years : - 67.9%

Lowest sales for an issue of the regular Harley Quinn series in the post-New 52 era. 

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86 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99)
03/2015: New Suicide Squad #8   --  30,433  [31,882]
03/2016: New Suicide Squad #18  --  28,343
03/2017: Suicide Squad #13      --  45,064  [45,242]
03/2017: Suicide Squad #14      --  43,388  [43,269]
03/2018: Suicide Squad #37      --  25,367
03/2018: Suicide Squad #38      --  24,910
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12/2019: Suicide Squad #1       --  59,183 (+127.3%)
01/2020: Suicide Squad #2       --  23,741 (- 59.9%)
02/2020: Suicide Squad #3       --  20,977 (- 11.6%)
03/2020: Suicide Squad #4       --  20,454 (-  2.5%)
-----------------
2 years : - 18.6%
5 years : - 35.8%

Flattening out, but it’s already 5K lower than where the previous Suicide Squad series ended.

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87 - YOUNG JUSTICE (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
03/2019: Young Justice #3  -- 33,683 (-  8.2%) [34,020]
04/2019: Young Justice #4  -- 31,319 (-  6.7%) [31,732]
05/2019: Young Justice #5  -- 29,821 (-  5.2%) [30,076]
06/2019: Young Justice #6  -- 28,182 (-  5.5%) [28,420]
07/2019: Young Justice #7  -- 26,777 (-  5.2%) [26,952]
08/2019: --
09/2019: Young Justice #8  -- 26,261 (-  2.6%) 
10/2019: Young Justice #9  -- 24,091 (-  8.3%) 
11/2019: Young Justice #10 -- 24,162 (+  0.3%) 
12/2019: Young Justice #11 -- 22,402 (-  7.3%)
01/2020: Young Justice #12 -- 21,401 (-  4.5%)
02/2020: Young Justice #13 -- 20,701 (-  3.3%)
03/2020: Young Justice #14 -- 19,833 (-  4.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 24.5%
1 year  : - 41.7%

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88 - BASKETFUL OF HEADS (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
10/2019: Basketful Heads #1 of 7 -- 43,230           [46,051]
11/2019: Basketful Heads #2 of 7 -- 28,720 (- 35.7%) [29,618]
12/2019: Basketful Heads #3 of 7 -- 24,445 (- 14.0%) [25,474]
01/2020: Basketful Heads #4 of 7 -- 22,244 (- 12.7%)   
02/2020: Basketful Heads #5 of 7 -- 20,449 (-  8.1%)   
03/2020: Basketful Heads #6 of 7 -- 19,808 (-  3.1%)   

DC’s highest-selling non-DCU title for March.

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110 - PLUNGE (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
02/2020: Plunge #1 of 6 -- 25,681
03/2020: Plunge #2 of 6 -- 17,961 (- 30.1%)

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

A respectable second issue percentage drop.

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154/227 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
03/2010: Supergirl #51  --  29,845 
03/2015: Supergirl #40  --  26,528 
03/2017: Supergirl #7   --  24,592 
03/2018: Supergirl #19  --  30,669  [31,092]
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03/2019: Supergirl #28  --  32,370 (+ 63.3%) [32,620]
04/2019: Supergirl #29  --  19,550 (- 40.1%)
05/2019: Supergirl #30  --  18,443 (-  5.7%)
06/2019: Supergirl #31  --  20,903 (+ 13.3%)
07/2019: Supergirl #32  --  22,532 (+  7.8%)
08/2019: --
09/2019: Supergirl #33  --  24,795 (+ 10.0%)
09/2019: Supergirl #34  --  24,209 (-  2.4%)
10/2019: Supergirl #35  --  19,102 (- 21.1%)
11/2019: Supergirl #36  --  29,738 (+ 59.6%) [30,494]
12/2019: Supergirl #37  --  19,923 (- 34.7%)
01/2020: Supergirl #38  --  19,775 (-  0.7%)
02/2020: Supergirl #39  --  18,636 (-  5.8%)
03/2020: Supergirl #40  --  17,895 (-  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 27.0%
1 year  : - 45.1%
2 years : - 42.4%
5 years : - 32.5%
10 years: - 40.0%

Regular: 10,760. Cardstock: 7,135 (1.5:1)

Lowest sales for a regular issue of Supergirl since at least 2001 (and maybe earlier). Ending with issue #42. 

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96 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
03/2005: Aquaman #28 -- 19,177  
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
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03/2019: Aquaman #46 -- 24,566 (-  8.4%) 
04/2019: Aquaman #47 -- 25,442 (+  4.8%) [25,753]
05/2019: Aquaman #48 -- 24,421 (-  5.2%) 
06/2019: Aquaman #49 -- 23,284 (-  4.7%) 
07/2019: Aquaman #50 -- 26,286 (+ 12.9%) 
08/2019: Aquaman #51 -- 24,072 (-  8.4%) 
09/2019: Aquaman #52 -- 22,493 (-  6.6%) 
10/2019: Aquaman #53 -- 20,526 (-  8.7%) 
11/2019: Aquaman #54 -- 24,896 (+ 21.3%) 
12/2019: Aquaman #55 -- 17,932 (- 28.0%) 
01/2020: Aquaman #56 -- 17,789 (-  0.8%) 
02/2020: Aquaman #57 -- 19,601 (+ 10.2%) 
03/2020: Aquaman #58 -- 17,703 (-  9.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.3%
1 year  : - 27.9%
2 years : - 27.2%
5 years : - 47.8%
15 years: -  7.7%

Alas, the baby bump lasted but a single issue.

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97 - LOIS LANE ($3.99)
07/2019: Lois Lane #1 of 12  -- 40,348           [38,280]
08/2019: Lois Lane #2 of 12  -- 27,578 (- 30.9%) [26,438]
09/2019: Lois Lane #3 of 12  -- 23,728 (- 14.0%) 
10/2019: Lois Lane #4 of 12  -- 21,280 (- 10.3%) 
11/2019: Lois Lane #5 of 12  -- 19,559 (-  8.1%) 
12/2019: Lois Lane #6 of 12  -- 18,231 (-  6.8%) 
01/2020: Lois Lane #7 of 12  -- 18,694 (+  2.5%) 
02/2020: Lois Lane #8 of 12  -- 16,827 (- 10.0%) 
03/2020: Lois Lane #9 of 12  -- 17,602 (+  4.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 25.8%

Not sure about the season for this month’s minor lift in sales—maybe a correction to last month’s corrective drop?

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102 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
03/2015: --
03/2016: Batman Beyond #10 -- 21,578 
03/2017: Batman Beyond #6  -- 26,261 
03/2018: Batman Beyond #18 -- 16,797
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03/2019: Batman Beyond #30 -- 16,427 (+  1.6%)
04/2019: Batman Beyond #31 -- 17,280 (+  5.2%)
05/2019: Batman Beyond #32 -- 15,398 (- 10.9%)
06/2019: Batman Beyond #33 -- 14,889 (-  3.3%)
07/2019: Batman Beyond #34 -- 14,742 (-  1.0%)
08/2019: Batman Beyond #35 -- 14,094 (-  4.4%)
09/2019: Batman Beyond #36 -- 14,022 (-  0.5%)
10/2019: Batman Beyond #37 -- 18,467 (+ 42.4%) [19,963]
11/2019: Batman Beyond #38 -- 19,231 (-  3.7%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Batman Beyond #39 -- 18,176 (-  5.5%)
01/2020: Batman Beyond #40 -- 17,093 (-  6.0%)
02/2020: Batman Beyond #41 -- 18,002 (+  5.3%)
03/2020: Batman Beyond #42 -- 16,925 (-  6.0%)
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6 months: + 20.7%
1 year  : +  3.0%
2 years : +  0.8%
5 years :    n.a.

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148/268 - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ($3.99/$4.99)
03/2005: Outsiders #22          -- 38,838  [41,668]
03/2010: Outsiders #28          -- 19,631
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05/2019: Batman & Outsiders #1  -- 51,958 (+224.8%) [52,826]
06/2019: Batman & Outsiders #2  -- 34,745 (- 33.5%) [35,107]
07/2019: Batman & Outsiders #3  -- 30,639 (- 12.7%)
08/2019: Batman & Outsiders #4  -- 24,803 (- 18.2%) [25,067]
09/2019: Batman & Outsiders #5  -- 22,712 (-  9.4%)
10/2019: Batman & Outsiders #6  -- 22,607 (-  0.5%)
11/2019: Batman & Outsiders #7  -- 25,103 (+ 11.3%) [25,170]
12/2019: Batman & Outsiders #8  -- 18,337 (- 27.1%)
01/2020: Batman & Outsiders #9  -- 17,606 (-  4.0%)
02/2020: Batman & Outsiders #10 -- 15,967 (-  9.3%)
03/2020: Batman & Outsiders #11 -- 16,918 (+  6.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.5%
10 years: - 13.8%
15 years: - 59.4%

Regular: 11,589. Cardstock: 5,329

Looks like it’s still the case that a cardstock cover can add 1K or so copies even on a low-selling book like BatO.

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103 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
03/2019: Justice League Odyssey #7  -- 24,378 (-  8.1%)
04/2019: Justice League Odyssey #8  -- 23,493 (-  3.6%)
05/2019: Justice League Odyssey #9  -- 24,512 (+  4.3%)
06/2019: Justice League Odyssey #10 -- 24,053 (-  1.9%)
07/2019: Justice League Odyssey #11 -- 23,346 (-  2.9%)
08/2019: Justice League Odyssey #12 -- 23,075 (-  1.2%)
09/2019: Justice League Odyssey #13 -- 22,012 (-  4.6%)
10/2019: Justice League Odyssey #14 -- 20,623 (-  6.3%)
11/2019: Justice League Odyssey #15 -- 25,062 (+ 21.9%) [25,134]
12/2019: Justice League Odyssey #16 -- 19,470 (- 22.5%)
01/2020: Justice League Odyssey #17 -- 17,738 (-  8.9%)
02/2020: Justice League Odyssey #18 -- 17,332 (-  2.3%)
03/2020: Justice League Odyssey #19 -- 16,894 (-  2.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.3%
1 year  : - 30.7%

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105 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
03/2005: Teen Titans #22 -- 67,780
03/2010: Teen Titans #81 -- 25,758
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  [27,414]
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03/2019: Teen Titans #28 -- 27,405 (+ 19.7%) [27,704]
04/2019: Teen Titans #29 -- 27,137 (-  0.1%) [27,690]
05/2019: Teen Titans #30 -- 26,502 (-  3.5%) [26,731]
06/2019: Teen Titans #31 -- 24,208 (-  9.4%)
07/2019: Teen Titans #32 -- 27,905 (+ 15.3%)
08/2019: Teen Titans #33 -- 23,523 (- 15.7%)
09/2019: Teen Titans #34 -- 22,138 (-  5.9%)
10/2019: Teen Titans #35 -- 20,893 (-  5.6%)
11/2019: Teen Titans #36 -- 26,181 (+ 26.1%) [26,356]
12/2019: Teen Titans #37 -- 19,453 (- 26.2%)
01/2020: Teen Titans #38 -- 18,071 (-  7.1%)
02/2020: Teen Titans #39 -- 17,081 (-  5.5%)
03/2020: Teen Titans #40 -- 16,622 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 24.9%
1 year  : - 40.0%
2 years : - 39.4%
5 years : - 58.4%
10 years: - 35.5%
15 years: - 75.5%

This is the lowest that an issue of Teen Titans has sold since the series returned back in 2003.

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106 - FAR SECTOR (Young Animal) ($3.99)
11/2019: Far Sector #1 of 12  -- 43,219           [45,114]
12/2019: Far Sector #2 of 12  -- 20,239 (- 55.1%)  
01/2020: Far Sector #3 of 12  -- 17,928 (- 11.4%)  
02/2020: Far Sector #4 of 12  -- 17,608 (-  1.8%)  
03/2020: Far Sector #5 of 12  -- 16,592 (-  5.8%)  

Still hasn’t turned the corner like I keep expecting it to; I may have to face the facts and accept that Jemisin’s fans aren’t going to show up and buy this in floppies.

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108 - JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
03/2005: Hellblazer #206    -- 15,464
03/2010: Hellblazer #265    -- 10,295
03/2015: Constantine #23    -- 14,530 
03/2016: The Hellblazer #10 -- 16,755 
03/2017: The Hellblazer #8  -- 20,510 
03/2018: The Hellblazer #20 -- 12,579 
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10/2019: Sandman Univ Pres  -- 25,236 (+113.5%) [25,644]
11/2019: JC Hellblazer #1   -- 30,790 (+ 24.0%) [31,808]
12/2019: JC Hellblazer #2   -- 18,576 (- 41.6%) 
01/2020: JC Hellblazer #3   -- 17,455 (-  6.0%) 
02/2020: JC Hellblazer #4   -- 16,871 (-  3.3%) 
03/2020: JC Hellblazer #5   -- 16,419 (-  2.7%) 
-----------------
2 years : + 30.5%
5 years : + 13.0%
10 years: + 59.5%
15 years: +  6.2%

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114 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
03/2005: Batgirl #62 --  28,750 
03/2010: Batgirl #8  --  30,886
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 
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03/2019: Batgirl #33 --  24,034 (- 19.4%)
04/2019: Batgirl #34 --  28,271 (+ 17.7%) [28,299]
05/2019: Batgirl #35 --  26,340 (-  6.9%) [26,346]
06/2019: --
07/2019: Batgirl #36 --  23,794 (-  9.7%)
07/2019: Batgirl #37 --  22,430 (-  5.7%)
08/2019: Batgirl #38 --  25,445 (+ 13.4%)
09/2019: Batgirl #39 --  19,665 (- 22.7%)
10/2019: Batgirl #40 --  18,076 (-  8.1%)
11/2019: Batgirl #41 --  23,889 (+ 32.2%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Batgirl #42 --  16,721 (- 30.0%)
01/2020: Batgirl #43 --  16,212 (-  3.0%)
02/2020: Batgirl #44 --  15,912 (-  1.9%)
03/2020: Batgirl #45 --  15,755 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.9%
1 year  : - 34.4%
2 years : - 13.5%
5 years : - 64.0%
10 years: - 49.0%
15 years: - 45.2%

The lowest that a regular issue of Batgirl has sold in twenty years. But the “Joker War” tie-ins start with issue #47, so things will likely turn around for a few issues at least.

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117 - THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
11/2019: Dollhouse Family #1 of 6 -- 30,658   
12/2019: Dollhouse Family #2 of 6 -- 19,729 (- 35.6%)   
01/2020: Dollhouse Family #3 of 6 -- 17,664 (- 10.5%)   
02/2020: Dollhouse Family #4 of 6 -- 15,860 (- 10.2%)   
03/2020: Dollhouse Family #5 of 6 -- 15,049 (-  5.1%)   

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123 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99)
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
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03/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #32   -- 18,389 (-  5.9%)
04/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #33   -- 24,706 (+ 34.4%)
05/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #34   -- 18,389 (- 23.2%)
06/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #35   -- 18,067 (-  4.8%)
07/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #36   -- 21,308 (+ 17.9%)
08/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #37   -- 18,585 (- 12.8%)
09/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #38   -- 18,425 (-  0.9%)
10/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #39   -- 17,614 (-  4.4%)
11/2019: Red Hood: Outlaw #40   -- 21,864 (+ 24.1%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #41   -- 15,835 (- 27.6%)
01/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #42   -- 15,419 (-  2.6%)
02/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #43   -- 15,733 (+  2.0%)
03/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #44   -- 14,158 (+  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.2%
1 year  : - 23.0%
2 years : - 30.0%
5 years : - 17.3%

Lowest sales ever for a Red Hood-fronted comic.

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124, 140, 205 - Facsimile Editions ($3.99)
08/2019: Batman #232           -- 21,178 
08/2019: House of Secrets #92  -- 17,271 
09/2019: Batman #181           -- 20,514 
10/2019: Batman #251           -- 24,115 
11/2019: Green Lantern #85     -- 14,198 
12/2019: Crisis on ∞ Earths #1 -- 10,024 
01/2020: Detective Comics #359 -- 14,620
02/2020: Flash #123            -- 11,774
02/2020: Green Lantern #1      -- 10,817
03/2020: Detective Comics #38  -- 14,109
03/2020: Brave & the Bold #28  -- 12,249
03/2020: Mystery in Space #75  --  7,933

Why make new comics when you can sell reprints of old comics at today’s cover prices?

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134, 167, 187, 191, 200, 203, 210, 235 - Dollar Comics ($1.00)
09/2019: Batman #608              -- 19,610 
09/2019: Crisis on ∞ Earths #1    -- 19,275 
09/2019: Detective Comics #854    -- 17,014 
09/2019: Harley Quinn #1          -- 15,660 
10/2019: Joker #1                 -- 23,869
10/2019: Watchmen #1              -- 19,156
10/2019: Swamp Thing #1           -- 17,849
10/2019: Superman #75             -- 17,139
10/2019: Batman #497              -- 16,571 [33,157]
11/2019: Flashpoint #1            -- 13,580
11/2019: Blackest Night #1        -- 13,403
11/2019: Infinite Crisis #1       -- 12,280
11/2019: Luthor #1                --  9,900
12/2019: Birds of Prey #1         -- 10,829
12/2019: Tales Teen Titans Ann #3 -- 10,127
12/2019: The Flash #164           --  9,068
01/2020: Batman Adventures #12    -- 28,605
01/2020: Batman #613              -- 12,478
01/2020: Brave and the Bold #197  -- 11,068
01/2020: Detective Comics #554    --  9,373
01/2020: Batman/Huntress Cry #1   --  9,103
02/2020: The New Titans #2        -- 13,285
02/2020: Batman #386              -- 10,483
02/2020: Flash 1987   #1          --  9,172
02/2020: Batman #567              --  9,055
02/2020: Flash Rebirth #1         --  8,458
02/2020: Green Lantern Rebirth #1 --  8,328
02/2020: Batman Shadow of Bat #1  --  7,885
02/2020: Amethyst 1985 #1         --  6,872
03/2020: Batman #428              -- 13,497
03/2020: Justice League 1987 #1   --  9,318
03/2020: Swamp Thing #57          --  8,735
03/2020: JLA #1                   --  8,348
03/2020: Robin 1991 #1            --  8,240
03/2020: Justice League 2011 #1   --  8,081
03/2020: JLA Year One #1          --  7,435
03/2020: JL of America 2006 #1    --  7,381

These promotionally-priced reprints won’t be included in the summary charts at the end of the column, but we present their sales here for your enjoyment!

Like in February, the two-a-week release schedule for the Dollar Comics in March seems to have suppressed their sales.

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132 - DAPHNE BYRNE (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
01/2020: Daphne Byrne #1 of 6 -- 24,017
02/2020: Daphne Byrne #2 of 6 -- 15,756 (- 34.4%)
03/2020: Daphne Byrne #3 of 6 -- 13,182 (- 16.3%)

Unlike the first two issues, this third issue was not returnable.

Daphne Byrne #4 was one of just two new comics that DC shipped to stores in April (via their new regional distributers). 

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133 - HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE ($3.99)
03/2015: He-Man Eternity #4    -- 11,746 
03/2016: -- 
03/2017: He-Man/T’cats #6 of 6 -- 18,424 
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11/2019: He-Man & MotM #1 of 6 -- 29,254 (+ 65.0%) [30,394]
12/2019: He-Man & MotM #2 of 6 -- 17,107 (- 43.7%)
01/2020: He-Man & MotM #3 of 6 -- 15,354 (- 10.2%)
02/2020: He-Man & MotM #4 of 6 -- 13,667 (- 11.0%)
03/2020: He-Man & MotM #5 of 6 -- 13,146 (-  3.8%)
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5 years : + 20.5%

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135 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
03/2005: Hawkman #37      -- 19,702
03/2017: Death of #6 of 6 -- 13,053
03/2018: --
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03/2019: Hawkman #10      -- 18,269 (-  3.0%)
04/2019: Hawkman #11      -- 18,392 (+  0.7%)
05/2019: Hawkman #12      -- 18,135 (-  1.4%)
06/2019: Hawkman #13      -- 17,524 (-  3.4%)
07/2019: Hawkman #14      -- 19,934 (+ 13.8%)
08/2019: Hawkman #15      -- 17,865 (- 10.4%)
09/2019: Hawkman #16      -- 16,492 (-  7.7%)
10/2019: Hawkman #17      -- 15,951 (-  3.3%)
11/2019: Hawkman #18      -- 21,084 (+ 32.2%)
12/2019: Hawkman #19      -- 14,321 (- 32.1%)
01/2020: Hawkman #20      -- 14,225 (-  0.7%)
02/2020: Hawkman #21      -- 13,279 (-  6.7%)
03/2020: Hawkman #22      -- 12,987 (-  2.2%)
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6 months: - 21.3%
1 year  : - 28.9%
2 years :    n.a.
15 years: - 34.1%

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136 - THE LOW LOW WOODS (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
12/2019: Low Low Woods #1 of 6 -- 24,718
01/2020: Low Low Woods #2 of 6 -- 17,518 (- 29.1%)
02/2020: Low Low Woods #3 of 6 -- 13,728 (- 21.6%)
03/2020: Low Low Woods #4 of 6 -- 12,987 (-  5.4%)

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143 - SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN ($3.99)
07/2019: Jimmy Olsen #1 of 12  -- 33,960           [30,029]
08/2019: Jimmy Olsen #2 of 12  -- 21,880 (- 27.1%) 
09/2019: Jimmy Olsen #3 of 12  -- 18,120 (- 17.2%) 
10/2019: Jimmy Olsen #4 of 12  -- 15,820 (- 12.7%) 
11/2019: Jimmy Olsen #5 of 12  -- 14,586 (-  7.8%) 
12/2019: Jimmy Olsen #6 of 12  -- 13,816 (-  5.3%) 
01/2020: Jimmy Olsen #7 of 12  -- 12,730 (-  7.9%) 
02/2020: Jimmy Olsen #8 of 12  -- 12,268 (-  3.6%) 
03/2020: Jimmy Olsen #9 of 12  -- 12,104 (-  1.3%) 
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6 months: - 33.2%

A bit more than 12K of us are reading the best comics DC is currently publishing—the rest of you are missing out!

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146 - RWBY (Digital First) (Rooster Teeth) ($3.99/$4.99)
10/2019: RWBY #1 of 7 -- 23,552  
11/2019: RWBY #2 of 7 -- 18,854 (- 19.9%)  
12/2019: RWBY #3 of 7 -- 15,968 (- 15.3%)  
01/2020: RWBY #4 of 7 -- 14,099 (- 11.7%)  
02/2020: RWBY #5 of 7 -- 13,898 (-  1.4%)  
03/2020: RWBY #6 of 7 -- 11,851 (- 14.7%)  

This was the first issue of RWBY to not have an Artgerm cardstock variant cover. From which we can surmise that around 2K of the sales of previous issues were from people buying it just for the cover variants.

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151 - THE LAST GOD (Black Label) ($4.99)
10/2019: The Last God #1  -- 27,774           [38,245]
11/2019: The Last God #2  -- 14,540 (- 62.0%)   
12/2019: The Last God #3  -- 12,843 (- 11.7%)   
01/2020: The Last God #4  -- 11,967 (-  6.8%)   
02/2020: The Last God #5  -- 11,404 (-  4.7%)   
03/2020: The Last God #6  -- 10,897 (-  4.4%)   

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174 - AMETHYST (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
02/2020: Amethyst #1 of 6 -- 20,804 
03/2020: Amethyst #2 of 6 -- 10,487 (- 49.6%) 

Returnable, so we’ve adjusted the estimated sales numbers derived from the Diamond-supplied sales index by 10%. For why we do this, please see the fine print at the end of the column.

This is exhibit one for why DC are slowly moving away from the direct market. I will not be surprised if sales of the eventual collected edition far exceed those of the individual issues.

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166 - THE TERRIFICS ($3.99)
03/2018: Terrifics #2  -- 34,525  [36,243] 
-------------------------------- 
03/2019: Terrifics #14 -- 15,294 (-  3.9%) 
04/2019: Terrifics #15 -- 14,598 (-  4.6%) 
05/2019: Terrifics #16 -- 14,022 (-  3.9%) 
06/2019: Terrifics #17 -- 13,486 (-  3.8%) 
07/2019: Terrifics #18 -- 17,415 (+ 29.1%) 
08/2019: Terrifics #19 -- 15,310 (- 12.1%) 
09/2019: Terrifics #20 -- 14,581 (-  4.8%) 
10/2019: Terrifics #21 -- 13,813 (-  5.3%) 
11/2019: Terrifics #22 -- 18,375 (+ 33.0%) 
12/2019: --
01/2020: Terrifics #23 -- 12,412 (- 32.5%) 
01/2020: Terrifics #24 -- 11,492 (-  7.4%) 
02/2020: Terrifics #25 -- 11,504 (+  0.1%) 
03/2020: Terrifics #26 --  9,931 (- 13.7%) 
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6 months: - 31.9%
1 year  : - 35.1%
2 years : - 72.6%

No more variant covers for The Terrifics

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173 - THE DREAMING (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
03/2019: Dreaming #7  -- 15,046 (-  5.9%)
04/2019: Dreaming #8  -- 14,409 (-  4.2%)
05/2019: Dreaming #9  -- 13,749 (-  4.6%)
06/2019: Dreaming #10 -- 12,983 (-  5.6%)
07/2019: Dreaming #11 -- 12,501 (-  3.7%)
08/2019: Dreaming #12 -- 11,803 (-  5.6%)
09/2019: Dreaming #13 -- 11,759 (-  0.4%)
10/2019: Dreaming #14 -- 11,077 (-  5.8%)
11/2019: Dreaming #15 -- 10,745 (-  3.0%)
12/2019: Dreaming #16 -- 10,352 (-  3.7%)
01/2020: Dreaming #17 -- 10,247 (-  1.0%)
02/2020: Dreaming #18 --  9,831 (-  4.1%)
03/2020: Dreaming #19 --  9,572 (-  2.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.6%
1 year  : - 36.4%

Ending with issue #20, to be followed immediately by a twelve-issue series Waking Hours by a new creative team instead of continuing on with the regular series. 

The Dreaming #20 was one of just two new comics that DC shipped to stores in April (via their new regional distributers). 

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196 - LUCIFER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
03/2005: Lucifer #60 -- 11,927 
03/2016: Lucifer #4  -- 11,450 
03/2017: Lucifer #16 --  7,917 
------------------------------
03/2019: Lucifer #6  -- 12,721 (-  5.2%)
04/2019: Lucifer #7  -- 12,114 (-  4.8%)
05/2019: Lucifer #8  -- 11,611 (-  4.2%)
06/2019: Lucifer #9  -- 11,201 (-  3.5%)
07/2019: Lucifer #10 -- 10,746 (-  4.1%)
08/2019: Lucifer #11 -- 10,495 (-  2.3%)
09/2019: Lucifer #12 -- 10,206 (-  2.8%)
10/2019: Lucifer #13 --  9,829 (-  3.7%)
11/2019: Lucifer #14 --  9,425 (-  4.1%)
12/2019: Lucifer #15 --  9,190 (-  2.5%)
01/2019: Lucifer #16 --  9,002 (-  2.0%)
02/2019: Lucifer #17 --  8,693 (-  3.4%)
03/2019: Lucifer #18 --  8,514 (-  2.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.2%
1 year  : - 35.2%
15 years: - 27.5%

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198 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
03/2005: Life Wartime   #9  -- 12,530 
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03/2019: Books of Magic #6  -- 13,177 (-  5.1%)
04/2019: Books of Magic #7  -- 12,524 (-  5.0%)
05/2019: Books of Magic #8  -- 11,918 (-  4.8%)
06/2019: Books of Magic #9  -- 11,305 (-  5.1%)
07/2019: Books of Magic #10 -- 10,779 (-  4.7%)
08/2019: Books of Magic #11 -- 10,410 (-  3.4%)
09/2019: Books of Magic #12 -- 10,196 (-  2.1%)
10/2019: Books of Magic #13 --  9,729 (-  4.6%)
11/2019: Books of Magic #14 --  9,464 (-  2.7%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Books of Magic #15 --  9,220 (-  2.6%)
01/2020: Books of Magic #16 --  9,001 (-  2.4%)
02/2020: Books of Magic #17 --  8,547 (-  5.0%)
03/2020: Books of Magic #18 --  8,294 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.7%
1 year  : - 37.1%
15 years: - 33.8%

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212 - SUPERMAN GIANT ($4.99)
01/2020: Superman Giant #1 -- 10,993 
02/2020: --
03/2020: Superman Giant #2 --  7,521 (- 31.6%) 

238 - DC GIANT one-shots ($4.99)
09/2019: Scooby-Doo 50th         --  8,290
10/2019: DC Villains             -- 15,304 
10/2019: DC Ghosts               -- 10,838 
11/2019: --
12/2019: Batwoman/Supergirl      --  9,846 
01/2020: Birds of Prey           --  5,731 
02/2020: --
03/2020: From Beyond the Unknown --  6,583 

210 - TITANS GIANT ($4.99)
03/2020: Titans Giant #1 -- 6,554 


263 - AQUAMAN GIANT ($4.99)
10/2019: Aquaman Giant #1 -- 10,894  
11/2019: --
12/2019: --
01/2020: Aquaman Giant #2 --  7,025 (- 35.5%)  
02/2020: --
03/2020: Aquaman Giant #3 --  5,516 (- 21.5%)  


This month’s batch of DC Giants, which are direct market editions of Walmart-first comics that contain a mixture of new and reprint material. 

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242 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
03/2019: House of Whispers #7  -- 10,874 (-  6.0%)
04/2019: House of Whispers #8  -- 10,155 (-  6.6%)
05/2019: House of Whispers #9  --  9,646 (-  5.0%)
06/2019: House of Whispers #10 --  9,024 (-  6.4%)
07/2019: House of Whispers #11 --  8,658 (-  4.1%)
08/2019: House of Whispers #12 --  8,412 (-  2.8%)
09/2019: House of Whispers #13 --  8,078 (-  4.0%)
10/2019: House of Whispers #14 --  7,737 (-  4.2%)
11/2019: House of Whispers #15 --  7,405 (-  4.3%)
12/2019: House of Whispers #16 --  7,112 (-  4.0%)
01/2020: House of Whispers #17 --  7,052 (-  0.8%)
02/2020: House of Whispers #18 --  6,694 (-  5.1%)
03/2020: House of Whispers #19 --  6,475 (-  3.3%)
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6 months: - 19.8%
1 year  : - 40.5%

Ending with issue #22.

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323 - GEN:LOCK (Digital First) (Rooster Teeth) ($3.99)
11/2019: gen:Lock #1 of 7 -- 13,587  
12/2019: gen:Lock #2 of 7 --  5,777 (- 57.5%)  
01/2020: gen:Lock #3 of 7 --  4,189 (- 27.5%)  
02/2020: gen:Lock #4 of 7 --  3,542 (- 15.4%)  
03/2020: gen:Lock #5 of 7 --  3,305 (-  6.7%)  

Only a couple hundred more copies than this month’s issue of Looney Tunes. Let’s hope for everyone’s sakes that these Digital First Rooster Teeth comics are moving more significantly in the digital sphere.

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329 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
03/2005: Looney Tunes #124 -- 2,846
03/2010: Looney Tunes #184 -- ????? (< 3,706)
03/2015: --
03/2016: --
03/2017: Looney Tunes #236 -- ????? (< 4,812)
03/2018: Looney Tunes #242 -- 2,866 
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03/2019: Looney Tunes #248 -- 3,027 (-  3.9%) 
04/2019: --
05/2019: Looney Tunes #249 -- 3,284 (+  8.5%) 
06/2019: --
07/2019: Looney Tunes #250 -- 3,628 (+ 10.5%) 
08/2019: --
09/2019: Looney Tunes #251 -- 3,258 (- 10.2%) 
10/2019: --
11/2019: Looney Tunes #252 -- 3,197 (-  1.9%) 
12/2019: --
01/2020: Looney Tunes #253 -- 2,911 (-  8.9%) 
02/2020: --
03/2020: Looney Tunes #254 -- 3,081 (+  5.8%) 
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6 months: -  5.4%
1 year  : +  1.8%
2 years : +  7.5%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    ????
15 years: +  8.3%

DC’s lowest-selling new issue for January.

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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
03/2005: 27,349
03/2010: 23,299
03/2015: 23,466 **
03/2016: 22,620 **
03/2017: 30,466 **
03/2018: 27,449
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03/2019: 36,887 (+ 23.8%) 
04/2019: 29,141 (- 21.0%) 
05/2019: 36,909 (+ 26.7%) 
06/2019: 35,745 (-  3.2%) 
07/2019: 33,289 (-  6.9%) 
08/2019: 33,608 (+  1.0%) 
09/2019: 32,017 (-  4.7%) 
10/2019: 31,781 (-  0.7%) 
11/2019: 27,135 (- 14.6%) 
12/2019: 28,983 (+  6.8%) 
01/2020: 24,098 (- 16.9%) 
02/2020: 22,572 (-  6.3%) 
03/2020: 24,379 (+  8.0%) 
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6 months: - 23.9%
1 year  : - 33.9%
2 years : - 11.2%
5 years : +  3.9%
10 years: +  4.6%
15 years: - 10.9%


DC UNIVERSE
03/2005: 34,864 
03/2010: 32,375 
03/2015: 28,559
03/2016: 28,621
03/2017: 39,458
03/2018: 34,751
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03/2019: 46,190 (+ 32.7%)
04/2019: 34,471 (- 25.4%)
05/2019: 43,378 (+ 25.8%)
06/2019: 41,806 (-  3.6%)
07/2019: 38,444 (-  8.0%)
08/2019: 37,680 (-  2.0%)
09/2019: 36,611 (-  2.8%)
10/2019: 34,143 (-  6.7%)
11/2019: 30,006 (- 12.1%)
12/2019: 33,463 (+ 11.5%)
01/2020: 27,585 (- 17.6%)
02/2020: 25,632 (-  6.5%)
03/2020: 28,607 (+ 11.6%)
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6 months: - 21.9%
1 year  : - 38.1%
2 years : - 17.7%
5 years : +  0.2%
10 years: - 11.6%
15 years: - 17.9%


’VERTIGO’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label)
03/2005: 13,094
03/2010: 11,394
03/2015:  7,055 **
03/2016:  6,039 **
03/2017: 10,102 **
03/2018:  9,990
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03/2019:  9,739 (-  9.3%) 
04/2019:  9,496 (-  9.3%) 
05/2019:  9,635 (+  1.5%) 
06/2019:  8,584 (+  1.5%) 
07/2019: 12,955 (+ 50.9%) 
08/2019: 10,410 (- 19.6%) 
09/2019:  9,788 (-  6.0%) 
10/2019: 16,848 (+ 72.1%) 
11/2019: 18,313 (+  8.7%) 
12/2019: 14,788 (- 19.2%) 
01/2020: 14,443 (-  2.3%) 
02/2020: 14,260 (-  1.3%) 
03/2020: 12,979 (-  9.0%) 
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6 months: + 32.6%
1 year  : + 33.3%
2 years : + 29.9%
5 years : + 84.0%
10 years: + 13.9%
15 years: -  0.9%

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
03/2005: 1,914,442
03/2010: 1,910,518
03/2015: 1,877,281 **  
03/2016: 1,696,506 **  
03/2017: 2,711,448 **  
03/2018: 2,305,728  
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03/2019: 2,213,196 (+ 25.8%) 
04/2019: 1,515,307 (- 31.5%) 
05/2019: 2,177,609 (+ 43.7%) 
06/2019: 1,787,229 (- 25.7%) 
07/2019: 2,130,506 (+ 19.2%) 
08/2019: 1,814,822 (- 14.8%) 
09/2019: 2,145,167 (+ 18.2%) 
10/2019: 2,764,956 (+ 28.9%)
11/2019: 2,089,383 (- 24.4%) 
12/2019: 2,057,809 (-  1.5%) 
01/2020: 1,855,544 (-  9.8%) 
02/2020: 1,738,041 (-  6.3%) 
02/2020: 1,560,269 (-  6.3%) 
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6 months: - 27.3%
1 year  : - 29.5%
2 years : - 32.3%
5 years : - 19.6%
10 years: - 18.3%
15 years: - 18.5%

There were 64 ‘new’ comics from DC in March, down from 77 in both January and February. Of note, none of DC’s Black Label Prestige-Plus comics shipped in March, depressing not just their total series and issue numbers, but also average sales and especially dollar share. Of this month’s 64 comics three were reprints and five were mixtures of reprints and new material.


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: 28,607. Median: 22,813. No.: 48. Total: 1,373,136.

3.1 - Batman (91)
3.1 - Batman (90)
2.9 - Flash (750)
2.3 - Strange Adventures
2.1 - Robin 80th Super Spectacular
2.0 - DCeased Unkillables
1.9 - Batman Curse of the White Knight
1.5 - Detective Comics
1.5 - Justice League (42)
1.4 - Justice League (43)
1.3 - Batman/Superman
1.3 - Superman
1.2 - Action Comics
1.1 - The Green Lantern Season 2
1.1 - Year of the Villain Hell Arisen
1.1 - Flash (751)
1.0 - Flash (752)
1.0 - Legion of Super-Heroes
1.0 - The Batman’s Grave
0.9 - Wonder Woman (753)
0.9 - Wonder Woman (754)
0.9 - Superman Villains
0.8 - Catwoman
0.8 - Nightwing
0.8 - Justice League Dark
0.8 - Harley Quinn
0.7 - Suicide Squad
0.7 - Young Justice
0.6 - Supergirl
0.6 - Aquaman
0.6 - Lois Lane
0.6 - Batman Beyond
0.6 - Batman & the Outsiders
0.6 - Justice League Odyssey
0.6 - Teen Titans
0.6 - Batgirl
0.5 - Red Hood Outlaw
0.5 - Detective Comics 38 Facsimile
0.5 - Hawkman
0.4 - Brave & The Bold 28 Facsimile
0.4 - Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
0.4 - Amethyst
0.3 - The Terrifics
0.3 - Mystery in Space 75 Facsimile 
0.3 - Superman Giant
0.2 - From Beyond the Unknown Giant
0.2 - Titans Giant
0.2 - Aquaman Giant


‘Vertigo’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label): Average: 12,979. Median: 13,085. No.: 12. Total: 155,750.

1.5 - Basketful of Heads
1.4 - Plunge
1.3 - Far Sector
1.3 - John Constantine Hellblazer
1.2 - The Dollhouse Family
1.0 - Daphne Byrne
1.0 - The Low Low Woods
0.8 - The Last God
0.7 - The Dreaming
0.7 - Lucifer
0.6 - The Books of Magic
0.5 - House of Whispers

Young Animal Average: 16,592 (1 title). Sandman Universe Average: 9,855 (5 titles). Hill House Average: 15,797 (5 titles). Other Black Label average: 10,897 (1 title). 


Digital First, All Ages & Other: Average: 7,846. Median: 7,578. No.: 4. Total: 31,383.

1.7 - He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse
1.5 - RWBY
0.4 - gen:Lock
0.4 - 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. DC Giants are released first to Walmarts and may receive a significant amount of sales through that outlet. For most Black Label, Young Animal, Sandman Universe, and related 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 American Association of Bioanalysts; 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 5, 2020 on Yet Another Comics Blog.