Friday, January 31, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - January 31, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
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 (-). Strange Planet
3 (+9). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #3 (Kindle)
4 (-1). Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend *
5 (N). But Like Maybe Don't? *
6 (+32). The Odd 1s Out
7 (+6). Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit *
8 (-2). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #1 (Kindle)
9 (+8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23 *
10 (-6). Watchmen
11 (-4). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #2 (Kindle)
12 (-7). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
13 (+5). They Called Us Enemy
14 (+8). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
15 (-1). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
16 (-8). The Complete Maus
17 (-8). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
18 (-7). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
19 (+2). Little Moments of Love
20 (-10). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
21 (+11). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
22 (+7). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
23 (+1). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 6
24 (+6). American Born Chinese
25 (-6). The Best We Could Do
26 (+2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
27 (R). Diana: Princess of the Amazons
28 (-12). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
29 (R). Silver Surfer: Black Treasury Edition
30 (-15). The Complete Persepolis
31 (-5). Minecraft Volume 1
32 (-9). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
33 (+17). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
34 (N). The Odd 1s Out: The First Sequel *
35 (-1). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
36 (N). How I Broke Up with My Colon *
37 (N). X-Men #5 (Kindle)
38 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
39 (-8). March: Book One
40 (+8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 20
41 (-14). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
42 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 3
43 (-4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
44 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
45 (N). Star Wars #2 (Kindle)
46 (R). Berserk Deluxe Volume 2
47 (R). To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel
48 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
49 (-16). Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins Volume 1
50 (R). Locke & Key Slipcase Set



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, January 24, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - January 24, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
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 (-). Strange Planet
3 (+36). Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend *
4 (-1). Watchmen
5 (+1). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
6 (+23). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #1 (Kindle)
7 (+21). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #2 (Kindle)
8 (+1). The Complete Maus
9 (+2). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
10 (-6). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
11 (-6). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
12 (N). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #3 (Kindle) *
13 (+7). Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit *
14 (-4). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
15 (-3). The Complete Persepolis
16 (+1). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
17 (+20). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23 *
18 (-4). They Called Us Enemy
19 (+6). The Best We Could Do
20 (-1). A Very Stable Genius
21 (R). Little Moments of Love
22 (-9). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
23 (R). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
24 (-16). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 6
25 (N). Beastars, Vol. 4
26 (R). Minecraft Volume 1
27 (-3). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
28 (+4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
29 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
30 (+4). American Born Chinese
31 (+10). March: Book One
32 (-9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
33 (R). Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins Volume 1
34 (+8). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
35 (-13). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
36 (-18). No Longer Human
37 (R). The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (hardcover)
38 (-7). The Odd 1s Out
39 (+4). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
40 (R). Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel
41 (-6). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
42 (-21). Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples (Kindle) $
43 (N). The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2
44 (-8). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
45 (+5). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
46 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 19
47 (R). Queer: A Graphic History
48 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 20
49 (N). Marauders #6 (Kindle)
50 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21


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, January 17, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - January 17, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
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 (-). Strange Planet
3 (+4). Watchmen
4 (+1). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
5 (-2). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
6 (+2). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
7 (N). Silver Surfer: Black Treasury Edition
8 (+32). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 6
9 (+5). The Complete Maus
10 (+6). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
11 (+4). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
12 (-3). The Complete Persepolis
13 (+8). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
14 (+9). They Called Us Enemy
15 (N). Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga
16 (-12). Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 (Kindle)
17 (+15). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
18 (+1). No Longer Human
19 (R). A Very Stable Genius
20 (+5). Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit *
21 (-15). Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples (Kindle) $
22 (-9). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
23 (+6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
24 (R). The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal *
25 (+16). The Best We Could Do
26 (+1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
27 (N). Your Life Is a Life of Hope!: Thoughts on Things That Make Life Worth Living *
28 (-2). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #2 (Kindle)
29 (-12). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #1 (Kindle)
30 (-6). Persona 5, Vol. 1
31 (+6). The Odd 1s Out
32 (-4). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
33 (-23). Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 (Kindle)
34 (+1). American Born Chinese
35 (-24). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
36 (-5). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
37 (+10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23 *
38 (+1). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
39 (R). Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend *
40 (+10). My Hero Academia, Vol. 4
41 (+5). March: Book One
42 (-4). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
43 (R). The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 4
44 (-11). Diana: Princess of the Amazons
45 (-2). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
46 (N). Splatoon, Vol. 8
47 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 5
48 (-6). You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples
49 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 9
50 (R). The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins



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, January 10, 2020

Amazon Top 50 - January 10, 2020

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
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). The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
2 (-1). Strange Planet
3 (-). Dilbert 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
4 (N). Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2 (Kindle)
5 (-1). Pusheen 2020 Wall Calendar
6 (R). Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples (Kindle) $
7 (-1). Watchmen
8 (+10). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
9 (R). The Complete Persepolis
10 (R). Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 (Kindle)
11 (-6). Cartoons from The New Yorker 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
12 (R). Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moorage Daydreams
13 (+30). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 10
14 (+33). The Complete Maus
15 (+24). Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
16 (-2). Uzumaki (3-in-1, Deluxe Edition)
17 (N). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #1 (Kindle)
18 (R). Troublemaker: A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel (Kindle) $
19 (-2). No Longer Human
20 (N). Locke & Key Slipcase Set
21 (+8). I'm NOT just a Scribble...
22 (-15). The Argyle Sweater 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
23 (+10). They Called Us Enemy
24 (N). Persona 5, Vol. 1 *
25 (R). Hilo Book 6: All the Pieces Fit *
26 (+23). Star Trek: Picard—Countdown #2 (Kindle)
27 (-6). My Hero Academia, Vol. 1
28 (-9). My Hero Academia, Vol. 2
29 (-3). My Hero Academia, Vol. 22
30 (-15). Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
31 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 3
32 (R). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
33 (N). Diana: Princess of the Amazons
34 (-23). Heart and Brain 2020 Wall Calendar
35 (R). American Born Chinese
36 (-28). Peanuts 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar
37 (+3). The Odd 1s Out
38 (-11). Berserk Deluxe Volume 1
39 (-8). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1
40 (N). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 6 *
41 (R). The Best We Could Do
42 (N). You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples *
43 (-1). My Hero Academia, Vol. 21
44 (R). V for Vendetta
45 (+1). House of X/Powers of X
46 (R). March: Book One
47 (R). My Hero Academia, Vol. 23 *
48 (-23). Making Comics
49 (R). Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 3
50 (-18). 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: 

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: November 2019 - City of Acetate

Batman #82 cover
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 


November was not a great month for DC comics sales, but nor was it a terribly bad one. It was middling.

The employment of special acetate-layer covers for the Year of the Villain tie-in issues gave boosts of around 5,000 copies or so to those comics that had them, which helped somewhat to keep sales up in a month that didn’t have any of DC’s recent top-selling books (e.g. Doomsday Clock, DCeased, or the Joker and/or Harley Quinn Prestige+ books), but it wasn’t enough to keep the average DCU sales from slipping over 4,000 units. Do note however that these days DC are publishing several titles that are either fully or partially reprints, and additionally the Giant books are primarily intended to be sold in Walmarts. So comparing sales figures to earlier months and years is, while not exactly apples and oranges, at least different varieties of apples. As DC is slowly shifting its publishing strategy away from relying on comic shops and creating comics specifically targeting other markets, expect to see volume and sales continue to sag in these Diamond charts, and realize that it may not be all together a bad thing for the publisher.



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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9/116, 15/92 - BATMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Batman #634  --  63,769
11/2009: Batman #693  --  68,983  
11/2014: Batman #36   -- 115,183 [118,443]
11/2015: Batman #46   -- 106,989 [107,758]
11/2016: Batman #10   -- 120,901  
11/2016: Batman #11   -- 116,690  
11/2017: Batman #34   --  96,676  [96,835] 
11/2017: Batman #35   --  97,459  [97,865] 
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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%) 
04/2019: Batman #68   --  87,557 (+  3.7%) 
04/2019: Batman #69   --  88,666 (+  1.3%) 
05/2019: Batman #70   --  83,518 (-  5.8%) 
05/2019: Batman #71   --  82,704 (-  1.0%) 
06/2019: Batman #72   --  80,585 (-  2.6%) 
06/2019: Batman #73   --  81,919 (+  1.7%) 
07/2019: Batman #74   --  78,544 (-  4.1%) 
07/2019: Batman #75   -- 100,161 (+ 27.5%) [101,650]
08/2019: Batman #76   --  84,879 (- 16.5%)  [87,181]
08/2019: Batman #77   --  81,215 (-  4.3%)  [92,546]
09/2019: Batman #78   --  80,979 (- 10.7%)  [82,641]
09/2019: Batman #79   --  84,117 (+  1.8%) 
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%) 
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6 months: +  3.2%
1 year  : -  9.0%
2 years : - 11.9%
5 years : - 27.6%
10 years: + 24.3%
15 years: + 34.4%

Issue #82: Acetate: 71,310. Cardstock: 18,222. (3.9:1)
Issue #83: Regular: 60,307. Cardstock: 21,620. (2.8:1)

The Acetate cover on issue #82 boosts Batman to its highest sales since issue #75, but then things drop way back down with the following issue. Still, in a month with all of DC’s heavy-hitter limited series taking a break, Batman tops the chart in November.

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21/87 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ($3.99/$4.99)
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%)  

Regular: 51,835. Cardstock: 23,776. (2.2:1)

In addition to the regular cover, the first issue of the new Legion series had two cardstock covers and a Local Comics Shop Day variant. It all makes for pretty good sales for the first issue, but I’d expect to see a dramatic drop with issue #2.

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29/148 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)
11/2004: Superman/Batman #13 -- 157,949
11/2004: Superman/Batman #14 -- 121,831 [127,527]
11/2009: Superman/Batman #66 --  52,153
11/2014: Batman/Superman #16 --  48,581  [49,917]
11/2015: Batman/Superman #26 --  38,056  [38,181]
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08/2019: Batman/Superman #1  -- 172,271 (+422.2%) [174,470]
09/2019: Batman/Superman #2  --  62,050 (- 63.3%)  [64,022]
10/2019: Batman/Superman #3  --  55,334 (- 12.0%)  [56,317]
11/2019: Batman/Superman #4  --  59,646 (+  5.9%)
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5 years : + 19.5%
10 years: + 14.4%
15 years: - 58.2%

Acetate: 45,796. Cardstock: 13,850. (3.3:1)

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17, 26 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
11/2014: Justice League #36 --  74,796  [75,983]
11/2015: -- 
11/2016: Justice League #8  --  80,696 
11/2016: Justice League #9  --  77,905 
11/2017: Justice League #32 --  73,839  [74,330]
11/2017: Justice League #33 --  71,769  [72,959]
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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 (+ 14.4%)  [66,034]
04/2019: Justice League #21 --  55,245 (- 16.9%)
04/2019: Justice League #22 --  56,094 (+  1.5%)
05/2019: Justice League #23 --  55,077 (-  1.8%)
05/2019: Justice League #24 --  54,862 (-  0.4%)
06/2019: Justice League #25 --  57,023 (+  3.9%)
06/2019: Justice League #26 --  54,862 (-  7.5%)
07/2019: Justice League #27 --  56,717 (+  7.6%)
07/2019: Justice League #28 --  55,538 (-  2.1%)
08/2019: Justice League #29 --  52,641 (-  5.2%)
08/2019: Justice League #30 --  53,432 (+  1.5%)
09/2019: Justice League #31 --  52,329 (-  2.1%)
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%)
11/2019: Justice League #36 --  48,522 (- 12.4%)
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6 months: -  5.5%
1 year  : - 28.4%
2 years : - 29.4%
5 years : - 31.6%

Issue #35 had a regular acetate cover, and both had regular variants, but no cardstock covers for Justice League this month!

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31/173, 47,170 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Detective Comics #800  --  52,399
11/2009: Detective Comics #859  --  54,392
11/2014: Detective Comics #36   --  58,171  [58,455]
11/2015: Detective Comics #46   --  47,256  [47,280]
11/2016: Detective Comics #944  --  71,923 
11/2016: Detective Comics #945  --  69,942 
11/2017: Detective Comics #968  --  56,948  [57,304]
11/2017: Detective Comics #969  --  52,855  [56,087]
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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 (+782.6%) [574,279]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1001 --  66,743 (- 87.7%)  [70,710]
04/2019: Detective Comics #1002 --  61,007 (- 11.5%)  [62,611]
05/2019: Detective Comics #1003 --  65,709 (+  4.9%) 
05/2019: Detective Comics #1004 --  63,161 (-  2.4%)  [64,124] 
06/2019: Detective Comics #1005 --  60,389 (-  5.8%) 
06/2019: Detective Comics #1006 --  59,309 (-  1.8%) 
07/2019: Detective Comics #1007 --  56,586 (-  4.6%) 
07/2019: Detective Comics #1008 --  57,311 (+  2.5%)  [57,990]
08/2019: Detective Comics #1009 --  53,070 (-  8.5%) 
08/2019: Detective Comics #1010 --  52,563 (-  1.0%) 
09/2019: Detective Comics #1011 --  50,416 (-  4.1%) 
09/2019: Detective Comics #1012 --  50,034 (-  0.8%) 
10/2019: Detective Comics #1013 --  50,166 (+  0.3%) 
10/2019: Detective Comics #1014 --  48,337 (-  2.5%)  [48,923]
11/2019: Detective Comics #1015 --  55,337 (+ 13.1%) 
11/2019: Detective Comics #1016 --  47,827 (- 13.6%) 
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6 months: - 20.5%
1 year  : +  2.3%
2 years : -  9.0%
5 years : - 11.8%
10 years: -  5.2%
15 years: -  1.6%

Issue #1015: Acetate: 43,928. Cardstock: 11,409. (3.9:1)
Issue #1016: Regular: 36,324. Cardstock: 11,503. (3.2:1)

Going to monthly starting in February. (Well, kind of in January, but what would normally be December’s second issue is being pushed to January 1 due to the holiday skip week.) That will put Detective’s numbering in sync with Action’s.

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19 - BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT presents VON FREEZE (Black Label) ($5.99)
11/2017: White Knight #2 of 8 -- 69,668  [84,270] 
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07/2019: Curse Knight #1 of 8 -- 91,205 (+ 27.1%) [94,625]
08/2019: Curse Knight #2 of 8 -- 74,838 (- 20.9%) 
09/2019: Curse Knight #3 of 8 -- 67,840 (-  8.6%) [68,434]
10/2019: Curse Knight #4 of 8 -- 63,819 (-  5.8%) [64,495]
11/2019: Presents Von Freeze  -- 51,975 (- 19.4%) 
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2 years : - 38.3%

Fill-in one-shot illustrated by Klaus Janson. It’s nearly double the length of a regular issue of White Knight, but only a buck more.

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48/179 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Action Comics #821  --  38,880
11/2009: Action Comics #883  --  33,386
11/2014: Action Comics #36   --  41,835  [41,960]
11/2015: Action Comics #46   --  35,569  [35,898]
11/2016: Action Comics #967  --  50,611 
11/2016: Action Comics #968  --  48,931 
11/2017: Action Comics #991  --  78,461  [78,607]
11/2017: Action Comics #992  --  41,955  [42,586]
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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%) 
04/2019: Action Comics #1010 --  42,317 (-  1.6%) 
05/2019: Action Comics #1011 --  42,207 (-  0.3%) 
06/2019: Action Comics #1012 --  43,893 (+  4.0%) 
07/2019: Action Comics #1013 --  43,763 (-  0.3%) 
08/2019: Action Comics #1014 --  41,801 (-  4.5%) 
09/2019: Action Comics #1015 --  51,165 (+ 22.4%) 
10/2019: Action Comics #1016 --  40,812 (- 20.2%) 
11/2019: Action Comics #1017 --  46,740 (+ 14.5%) 
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6 months: + 10.7%
1 year  : -  5.8%
2 years : - 22.9%
5 years : + 11.4%
10 years: + 40.0%
15 years: + 20.2%

Acetate: 35,996. Cardstock: 10,744. (3.4:1)

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28 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
11/2004: Superman #211  -- 106,469 [110,683] 
11/2009: Superman #694  --  34,430
11/2014: Superman #36   --  52,272  [52,825]
11/2015: Superman #46   --  41,657  [41,765]
11/2016: Superman #10   --  66,956 
11/2016: Superman #11   --  63,686 
11/2017: Superman #34   --  47,844  [48,018]
11/2017: Superman #35   --  45,447  [45,900]
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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%)
04/2019: Superman #10   --  48,802 (-  0.2%)
05/2019: Superman #11   --  47,933 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Superman #12   --  47,199 (-  1.5%)
07/2019: Superman #13   --  51,944 (+ 10.1%)
08/2019: Superman #14   --  46,099 (- 11.3%)
09/2019: Superman #15   --  47,857 (+  3.8%)
10/2019: Superman #16   --  43,717 (-  8.7%)
11/2019: Superman #17   --  46,132 (+  5.5%)
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6 months: - 10.4%
1 year  : - 35.3%
2 years : -  5.6%
5 years : - 19.6%
10 years: + 23.5%
15 years: - 61.7%

No acetate cover, just a regular ol’ variant. It is a prologue to “The Truth,” which means that the sales bump is likely story-related. I know—shocker!

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97/83 - HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2017: H&I meet B&V #2 of 6      --  29,491  [29,606]
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09/2019: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #1 of 6 -- 110,326 (+432.2%) 
10/2019: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #2 of 6 --  55,678 (- 49.5%) 
11/2019: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #3 of 6 --  45,826 (- 17.7%) 
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2 years : + 54.8%

Regular: 21,312. Cardstock: 24,514. (0.7:1)

Like the previous issues this had two cardstock variants, and a bunch of incentive variants. Unlike the previous issues this issue was not returnable. 

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33 - GREEN LANTERN: BLACKSTARS ($3.99)
11/2004: GL Rebirth #2         --  86,273 [138,252]
11/2009: Green Lantern #48     -- 100,371
11/2014: Green Lantern #36     --  46,157  [46,524]
11/2015: Green Lantern #46     --  38,976  [39,053]
11/2016: Green Lanterns #10    --  46,306 
11/2016: Green Lanterns #11    --  44,703 
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34    --  27,959 
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35    --  27,338 
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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%)
04/2019: The Green Lantern #6  --  49,256 (+  4.1%)
05/2019: The Green Lantern #7  --  45,338 (-  8.0%)
06/2019: The Green Lantern #8  --  44,066 (-  2.8%)
07/2019: The Green Lantern #9  --  43,401 (-  1.5%)
08/2019: The Green Lantern #10 --  43,132 (-  0.6%)
09/2019: The Green Lantern #11 --  41,044 (-  4.8%)
10/2019: The Green Lantern #12 --  40,437 (-  1.5%)
11/2019: GL Blackstars #1 of 3 --  42,145 (+  4.2%)
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6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : - 58.8%
2 years : + 52.4%
5 years : -  9.4%
10 years: - 58.0%

15 years: - 69.5%

Three issue mini-series to give Liam Sharpe a breather before the next twelve-issue arc. Also, autocorrect wants to change this to Green Lantern: Blackstars.

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34 - EVENT LEVIATHAN ($3.99)
05/2019: Superman Leviathan #1   -- 32,549           [36,499]
06/2019: Event Leviathan #1 of 6 -- 81,408 (+123.0%)
07/2019: Event Leviathan #2 of 6 -- 58,667 (- 27.9%) [59,156]
08/2019: Event Leviathan #3 of 6 -- 49,885 (- 15.7%)
09/2019: Event Leviathan #4 of 6 -- 47,364 (-  5.1%)
10/2019: Event Leviathan #5 of 6 -- 45,057 (-  4.9%)
11/2019: Event Leviathan #6 of 6 -- 42,092 (-  6.6%)

DC appear to be happy enough with these numbers that a follow-up Leviathan series is scheduled to start up in February. 

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38, 56 - FLASH ($3.99)
11/2004: Flash #216  --  43,618  [49,350] 
11/2009: Rebirth #5  --  73,875 
11/2014: Flash #36   --  38,145  [38,842]
11/2015: Flash #46   --  36,153  [36,701]
11/2016: Flash #10   --  70,681 
11/2016: Flash #11   --  68,304 
11/2017: Flash #34   --  50,364  [50,550]
11/2017: Flash #35   --  48,496  [49,127]
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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%) 
04/2019: Flash #68   --  38,064 (-  1.2%) 
04/2019: Flash #69   --  37,484 (-  1.5%) 
05/2019: Flash #70   --  41,746 (+ 11.4%) 
05/2019: Flash #71   --  40,701 (+  0.9%) [42,117]
06/2019: Flash #72   --  40,956 (-  2.8%) 
06/2019: Flash #73   --  38,853 (-  5.1%) 
07/2019: Flash #74   --  38,436 (-  1.1%) 
07/2019: Flash #75   --  41,571 (+  9.5%) [42,078]
08/2019: Flash #76   --  38,952 (-  7.4%) 
08/2019: Flash #77   --  38,019 (-  2.4%) 
09/2019: Flash #78   --  36,673 (-  3.5%) 
09/2019: Flash #79   --  35,660 (-  2.8%) 
10/2019: Flash #80   --  35,151 (-  1.4%) 
10/2019: Flash #81   --  34,063 (-  3.1%) 
11/2019: Flash #82   --  39,710 (+ 16.6%) 
11/2019: Flash #83   --  32,608 (- 17.9%) 
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6 months: - 13.8%
1 year  : - 15.1%
2 years : - 27.4%
5 years : -  6.9%
10 years: - 51.1%
15 years: - 26.7%

An acetate cover on issue #82, but the variants are free of cardstock. Assuming legacy numbering with issue #750 in February. Still maintaining a twice-monthly schedule though, despite the rapidly softening sales figures—issue #83 is the lowest sales figures for an issue of the Flash since 2008.

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39 - 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%)  

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.

The first issue was not returnable, but had a cardstock variant. No cardstock this month, but it is returnable. It all adds up to a typical second issue percentage drop.

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40 - FAR SECTOR (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2019: Far Sector #1 of 12  -- 43,219  

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.

Green Lantern-related Young Animal maxi-series by Hugo-winning author N.K. Jemison and Naomi artist Jamal Campbell. I would not be surprised to see a healthy amount of re-order activity once Jemison’s fans become aware of its existence (or they may just go the digital route, as it was DC’s best-selling single issue on Kindle for its first two weeks of release).

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46, 49 - TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE one-shots ($5.99)
10/2019: Batman: Knightfall -- 62,819 
10/2019: Death of Superman  -- 51,218 
11/2019: Blackest Night     -- 36,456 
11/2019: Infinite Crisis    -- 35,575 

Unlike last month’s one-shots, this month’s are not returnable.

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50 - CATWOMAN ($3.99)
11/2004: Catwoman #37   --  26,107
11/2014: Catwoman #36   --  26,237 
11/2015: Catwoman #46   --  21,661 
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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%)
04/2019: Catwoman #10   --  40,857 (-  7.0%)
05/2019: Catwoman #11   --  38,860 (-  4.9%)
06/2019: Catwoman #12   --  41,167 (+  5.9%)
07/2019: Catwoman #13   --  38,879 (-  5.6%)
08/2019: Catwoman #14   --  39,170 (+  0.7%)
09/2019: Catwoman #15   --  42,687 (+  9.0%)
10/2019: Catwoman #16   --  26,744 (- 37.3%)
11/2019: Catwoman #17   --  35,056 (+ 31.1%)
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6 months: -  9.8%
1 year  : - 30.3%
5 years : + 33.6%
15 years: + 34.3%

The rollercoaster ride that is Catwoman’s cover-spurred sales continues, though this time it is the regular acetate cover by David Finch giving a sales boost.

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52 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
11/2004: Wonder Woman #210 --  25,699
11/2009: Wonder Woman #38  --  26,265
11/2014: Wonder Woman #36  --  58,965  [61,115]
11/2015: Wonder Woman #46  --  34,042  [34,454]
11/2016: Wonder Woman #10  --  60,185 
11/2016: Wonder Woman #11  --  58,692 
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34  --  41,185  [41,275]
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35  --  38,637  [39,187]
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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 (+ 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%) 
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6 months: +  2.6%
1 year  : - 17.2%
2 years : - 14.2%
5 years : - 43.5%
10 years: + 31.4%
15 years: + 34.3%

Running monthly for November - January, but returns to twice-monthly in February after January’s #750 and subsequent legacy renumbering, despite last month’s issues having the lowest sales for a regular Wonder Woman comic since 2010. (This month’s blip up courtesy of the acetate cover.)

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58 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
11/2014: Justice League Dark #36 -- 24,495
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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%)
04/2019: Justice League Dark #10 -- 32,439 (+  2.5%)
05/2019: Justice League Dark #11 -- 31,871 (-  1.8%)
06/2019: Justice League Dark #12 -- 30,851 (-  3.2%)
07/2019: Justice League Dark #13 -- 31,480 (+  2.0%)
08/2019: Justice League Dark #14 -- 29,754 (-  5.5%)
09/2019: Justice League Dark #15 -- 27,902 (-  6.2%)
10/2019: Justice League Dark #16 -- 26,190 (-  6.1%)
11/2019: Justice League Dark #17 -- 31,897 (+ 21.8%)
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6 months: +  0.1%
1 year  : - 28.1%
5 years : + 30.2%

Acetate cover.

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62 - JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
11/2004: Hellblazer #202    -- 15,254
11/2009: Hellblazer #261    -- 10,553
11/2014: Constantine #19    -- 15,716 
11/2015: The Hellblazer #6  -- 19,328 
11/2016: The Hellblazer #4  -- 28,882 
11/2017: The Hellblazer #16 -- 13,988 
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10/2019: Sandman Univ Pres  -- 25,236 (+110.1%) 
11/2019: JC Hellblazer #1   -- 30,790 (+ 22.0%) 
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2 years : +120.1%
5 years : + 95.9%
10 years: +191.8%
15 years: +101.8%

Another jump up from last month’s Special one-shot, which would seem to a be a good sign?

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99/193 - THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2019: Dollhouse Family #1 of 6 -- 30,658   

Regular: 21,051. Cardstock: 9,607. (2.2:1)

The second title from Joe Hill’s Hill House horror comic imprint, this from long-time collaborators Mike Carey & Peter Gross.

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63 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
11/2014: Harley Quinn #12   --  71,245  [72,503]
11/2015: Harley Quinn #22   --  58,344  [58,734]
11/2016: Harley Quinn #7    --  56,878 
11/2016: Harley Quinn #8    --  54,111 
11/2017: Harley Quinn #31   --  34,688  [34,789]
11/2017: Harley Quinn #32   --  34,366  [34,590]
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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%)
04/2019: Harley Quinn #60   --  28,968 (- 34.6%)
05/2019: Harley Quinn #61   --  30,708 (+  6.0%)
06/2019: Harley Quinn #62   --  27,547 (- 10.3%)
07/2019: Harley Quinn #63   --  32,268 (+ 17.1%)
08/2019: Harley Quinn #64   --  26,973 (- 16.4%)
09/2019: Harley Quinn #65   --  26,082 (-  3.3%)
10/2019: Harley Quinn #66   --  24,206 (-  7.2%)
11/2019: Harley Quinn #67   --  30,377 (+ 25.5%)
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6 months: -  1.1%
1 year  : +  7.8%
2 years : - 12.4%
5 years : - 58.1%

Acetate cover.

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115/171 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2009: Supergirl #47  --  29,159 
11/2014: Supergirl #36  --  28,373 
11/2016: Supergirl #3   --  37,316
11/2017: Supergirl #15  --  34,314  [34,240]
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11/2018: Supergirl #24  --  21,295 (- 52.3%)
12/2018: Supergirl #25  --  21,564 (+  1.3%)
01/2019: Supergirl #26  --  29,499 (+ 36.8%)
02/2019: Supergirl #27  --  19,980 (- 32.3%)
03/2019: Supergirl #28  --  32,370 (+ 62.0%)
04/2019: Supergirl #29  --  19,550 (- 39.6%)
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 (+ 55.7%)
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6 months: + 61.2%
1 year  : + 39.6%
2 years : - 13.1%
5 years : +  4.8%
10 years: +  2.0%

Acetate: 18,245. Cardstock: 11,493. (1.6:1)

Acetate cover + Derrick Chew cardstock variant = 10K additional sales for Supergirl. Or another way to look at it is a third of the retailer orders for Supergirl this month were based solely on expected sales due to the covers. This is not healthy.

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64 - HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE ($3.99)
11/2014: He-Man & MotU #19     -- 11,022 
11/2015: He-Man Eternity #12   -- 10,382 
11/2016: He-Man/T’cats #2 of 6 -- 21,991 
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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 (+ 58.8%)
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5 years : +156.3%

Another He-Man limited series. 

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65 - THE QUESTION: THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE (Black Label) ($6.99)
11/2019: Question Deaths #1 of 4 -- 29,095   

Prestige+ limited series from Jeff Lemire, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz & Chris Sotomayor.. 

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67 - FLASH FORWARD ($3.99)
09/2019: Flash Forward #1 of 6 -- 46,176  
10/2019: Flash Forward #2 of 6 -- 33,646 (- 27.1%)  
11/2019: Flash Forward #3 of 6 -- 28,854 (- 14.2%)  

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70 - SHAZAM! ($3.99)
12/2018: Shazam! #1  -- 66,950           [74,218]
01/2018: Shazam! #2  -- 43,607 (- 35.7%) [47,741]
02/2018: Shazam! #3  -- 37,905 (- 19.1%) [38,605]
03/2018: Shazam! #4  -- 38,420 (+  1.9%) [39,351]
04/2019: --
05/2018: Shazam! #5  -- 35,337 (- 10.2%)
06/2018: Shazam! #6  -- 34,002 (-  3.8%)
07/2019: --
08/2019: --
09/2018: Shazam! #7  -- 31,834 (-  6.4%)
10/2019: --
11/2018: Shazam! #8  -- 28,395 (- 10.8%)
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6 months: - 19.6%

The constant delays continue to take their toll.

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71, 103 - YEAR OF THE VILLAIN/INFECTED one-shots ($3.99)
08/2019: YotV Black Mask  #1 --  26,733 
08/2019: YotV Sinestro    #1 --  26,379 
09/2019: YotV Lex Luthor  #1 --  27,563 
09/2019: YotV The Riddler #1 --  27,053 
10/2019: YotV The Joker   #1 -- 128,632 
10/2019: YotV Black Adam  #1 --  22,245 
11/2019: Inf. King Shazam #1 --  28,201
11/2019: Inf. Scarab      #1 --  20,463

The one-shots switch this month from Amped-up Villains to Heroes-turned-Villains. 

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75 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
11/2004: Teen Titans #18 -- 61,537  [65,142]  
11/2009: Teen Titans #77 -- 46,239
11/2014: Teen Titans #4  -- 36,364  [36,921]
11/2015: Teen Titans #13 -- 26,511  
11/2016: Teen Titans #2  -- 52,877
11/2017: Teen Titans #14 -- 30,596  [30,722]
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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%)
04/2019: Teen Titans #29 -- 27,137 (-  1.0%)
05/2019: Teen Titans #30 -- 26,502 (-  2.3%)
06/2019: Teen Titans #31 -- 24,208 (-  8.7%)
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 (+ 25.3%)
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6 months: -  1.2%
1 year  : -  4.5%
2 years : - 14.8%
5 years : - 29.1%
10 years: - 43.4%
15 years: - 59.8%

Acetate cover.

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104/261 - NIGHTWING ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Nightwing #99  --  33,708
11/2014: Grayson #4     --  47,590  [47,886]
11/2015: Grayson #14    --  31,831  [32,201]
11/2016: Nightwing #8   --  56,091 
11/2016: Nightwing #9   --  52,984 
11/2017: Nightwing #32  --  31,215  [31,360]
11/2017: Nightwing #33  --  30,418  [30,552]
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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%)
04/2019: Nightwing #59  --  24,677 (-  3.0%)
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%)
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6 months: +  8.0%
1 year  : -  2.2%
2 years : - 15.4%
5 years : - 45.3%
15 years: - 22.3%

Acetate: 20,409. Cardstock: 5,769.

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76 - BASKETFUL OF HEADS (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99)
10/2019: Basketful Heads #1 of 7 -- 43,230   
11/2019: Basketful Heads #2 of 7 -- 28,720 (- 37.6%)   

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.

Returnable like the debut issue, but no cardstock cover this time out.

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80 - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ($3.99)
11/2004: --
11/2009: Outsiders #24          -- 50,894
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05/2019: Batman & Outsiders #1  -- 51,958 (+219.4%)
06/2019: Batman & Outsiders #2  -- 34,745 (- 33.1%)
07/2019: Batman & Outsiders #3  -- 30,639 (- 11.8%)
08/2019: Batman & Outsiders #4  -- 24,803 (- 19.0%)
09/2019: Batman & Outsiders #5  -- 22,712 (-  8.4%)
10/2019: Batman & Outsiders #6  -- 22,607 (-  0.5%)
11/2019: Batman & Outsiders #7  -- 25,103 (+ 11.0%)
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6 months: - 51.7%
10 years: - 50.7%
15 years:    n.a.

Acetate cover. The percentage growth for the special cover is a lot lower than most of the other acetate-receiving books.

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81 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
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%)
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 (+ 21.5%)
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6 months: +  2.2%
1 year  : - 30.4%

Acetate cover.

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109/268 - AQUAMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Aquaman #24 -- 21,605  
11/2014: Aquaman #36 -- 32,838  [33,312]
11/2015: Aquaman #46 -- 25,962 
11/2016: Aquaman #10 -- 39,816 
11/2016: Aquaman #11 -- 38,109 
11/2017: Aquaman #30 -- 27,243 
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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%) 
04/2019: Aquaman #47 -- 25,442 (+  3.6%) 
05/2019: Aquaman #48 -- 24,421 (-  4.0%) 
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%) 
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6 months: +  1.9%
1 year  : - 36.7%
2 years : -  8.6%
5 years : - 25.3%
15 years: + 15.2%

Acetate: 19,449. Cardstock: 5,447 (3.6:1)

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85 - YOUNG JUSTICE (Wonder Comics) ($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%)
04/2019: Young Justice #4  -- 31,319 (-  7.0%)
05/2019: Young Justice #5  -- 29,821 (-  4.8%)
06/2019: Young Justice #6  -- 28,182 (-  5.5%)
07/2019: Young Justice #7  -- 26,777 (-  5.0%)
08/2019: --
09/2019: Young Justice #8  -- 26,261 (-  1.9%)
10/2019: Young Justice #9  -- 24,091 (-  8.3%)
11/2019: Young Justice #10 -- 24,162 (+  0.3%)
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6 months: - 19.0%

Sales stay stable this month, without the benefit of an acetate cover or last issue’s cardstock variant. Perhaps the occasion of Naomi joining the team had something to do with the non-decline?

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126/246 - BATGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2004: Batgirl #58 --  31,056  [32,932] 
11/2009: Batgirl #4  --  34,697
11/2014: Batgirl #36 --  50,247  [50,992]
11/2015: --
11/2016: Batgirl #5  --  35,210
11/2017: Batgirl #17 --  20,337
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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%)
04/2019: Batgirl #34 --  28,271 (+ 17.6%)
05/2019: Batgirl #35 --  26,340 (-  6.8%)
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%)
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6 months: -  9.3%
1 year  : - 33.0%
2 years : + 17.5%
5 years : - 53.2%
10 years: - 31.1%
15 years: - 27.5%

Acetate: 16,969. Cardstock: 6,920. (2.5:1)

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91 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99)
11/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #36 -- 19,245 
11/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #6    -- 19,857
11/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #4  -- 36,740
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 23,610 
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: + 18.9%
1 year  : - 10.7%
2 years : -  7.4%
5 years : + 13.6%

Acetate cover.

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93 - DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
11/2014: Deathstroke #2  --  36,356  [37,484] 
11/2015: Deathstroke #12 --  31,939  [32,568]
11/2016: Deathstroke #6  --  37,177 
11/2016: Deathstroke #7  --  35,782 
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 --  20,899  
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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%)
04/2019: Deathstroke #42 --  26,054 (+ 23.1%)
05/2019: Deathstroke #43 --  24,857 (-  4.6%)
06/2019: Deathstroke #44 --  21,785 (- 12.4%)
07/2019: Deathstroke #45 --  23,386 (+  7.3%)
08/2019: Deathstroke #46 --  20,113 (- 14.0%)
09/2019: Deathstroke #47 --  18,422 (-  8.4%)
10/2019: Deathstroke #48 --  17,203 (-  6.6%)
11/2019: Deathstroke #49 --  21,577 (+ 25.4%)
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6 months: - 13.2%
1 year  : - 29.8%
2 years : +  3.2%
5 years : - 42.4%

Acetate cover; penultimate issue.

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98 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
11/2004: Hawkman #34 -- 21,974
11/2016: Death of #2 -- 17,061
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: + 16.3%
1 year  : -  3.4%
15 years: -  4.1%

Acetate cover.

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107 - LOIS LANE ($3.99)
07/2019: Lois Lane #1 of 12  -- 40,348 
08/2019: Lois Lane #2 of 12  -- 27,578 (- 31.6%) 
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%) 

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112 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
11/2014: Universe #16      -- 13,211 
11/2015: Batman Beyond #6  -- 27,778
11/2016: Batman Beyond #2  -- 41,313 
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 -- 19,181
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: + 24.9%
1 year  : +  3.1%
2 years : +  0.3%
5 years : + 45.6%

More Batwoman Beyond.

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213/184 - RWBY (Digital First) ($3.99/$4.99)
10/2019: RWBY #1 of 7 -- 23,552  
11/2019: RWBY #2 of 7 -- 18,854 (- 19.9%)  

Regular: 8,461. Cardstock: 10,393. (0.8:1)

The cardstock variant is my Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, which explains why it sells better than the regular cover, and why the second issue drop is relatively mild.

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114 - BATMAN VS. RA’S AL GHUL ($3.99)
09/2019: Batman vs. RAG #1 of 6 -- 39,374  
10/2019: Batman vs. RAG #2 of 6 -- 23,088 (- 41.4%)  
11/2019: Batman vs. RAG #3 of 6 -- 18,375 (- 20.4%)  

In case you are wondering: Yes, we have achieved Bat-saturation.

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121 - THE TERRIFICS ($3.99)
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%) 
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%) 
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6 months: + 31.0%
1 year  : -  3.5%

Acetate cover.

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123 - SUPERGIRL ANNUAL ($4.99)
09/2009: Supergirl Ann. #1 -- 28,262  
10/2010: Supergirl Ann. #2 -- 21,080 (- 25.4%) 
08/2017: Supergirl Ann. #1 -- 17,322 (- 17.8%)  
11/2019: Supergirl Ann. #2 -- 17,134 (-  1.1%) 

Stretching the definition of ‘Annual’...

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124 - BATMAN UNIVERSE ($4.99)
07/2019: Batman Universe #1 of 6 -- 35,826 
08/2019: Batman Universe #2 of 6 -- 24,498 (- 31.6%) 
09/2019: Batman Universe #3 of 6 -- 20,633 (- 15.8%) 
10/2019: Batman Universe #4 of 6 -- 18,194 (- 11.8%) 
11/2019: Batman Universe #5 of 6 -- 17,091 (-  6.1%) 

Limited series reprinting the Bendis/Derington stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Batman Giant

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131 - BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT ($5.99)
11/2017: Creature of the Night #1 of 4 -- 35,347           [36,498]
12/2017: Creature of the Night #2 of 4 -- 28,876 (- 20.9%) 
01/2018: --
02/2018: --
03/2018: --
04/2018: Creature of the Night #3 of 4 -- 22,529 (- 22.0%) 
05/2018: --
06/2018: --
07/2018: --
08/2018: --
09/2018: --
10/2018: --
11/2018: --
12/2018: --
01/2019: --
02/2019: --
03/2019: --
04/2019: --
05/2019: --
06/2019: --
07/2019: --
08/2019: --
09/2019: --
10/2019: --
11/2019: Creature of the Night #4 of 4 -- 16,088 (- 28.6%)
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2 years : - 55.9%

You’ll be forgiven for forgetting that this series hadn’t yet finished, as it was over a year-and-a-half since the previous issue came out!

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136 - BATMAN GIANT ($4.99)
10/2019: Batman Giant #1 -- 22,860  
11/2019: Batman Giant #2 -- 15,139 (- 33.8%)  

The DC Giants are Direct-market editions of comics that come out a few weeks earlier at Walmarts, and contain a mixture of new stories and reprints.

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136 - METAL MEN ($3.99)
10/2019: Metal Men #1 of 12  -- 24,723 (+ 78.4%)  
11/2019: Metal Men #2 of 12  -- 16,323 (- 34.0%)  

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.

Twelve issues you say?

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142 - SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN ($3.99)
07/2019: Jimmy Olsen #1 of 12  -- 33,960 
08/2019: Jimmy Olsen #2 of 12  -- 21,880 (- 35.6%) 
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%) 

Nearly 15K of us are reading the best comic DC is currently publishing—the rest of you are missing out! 

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143 - THE LAST GOD (Black Label) ($4.99)
10/2019: The Last God #1  -- 27,774           [38,277]
11/2019: The Last God #2  -- 14,540 (- 62.0%)   

Low sales for the second issue, but a relatively large number of reorders for the first issue. So ???

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145 - 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 

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

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146 - SUPERMAN: UP IN THE SKY ($4.99)
07/2019: Superman Sky #1 of 6 -- 28,028 
08/2019: Superman Sky #2 of 6 -- 19,961 (- 28.8%) 
09/2019: Superman Sky #3 of 6 -- 17,391 (- 12.9%) 
10/2019: Superman Sky #4 of 6 -- 15,817 (-  9.1%) 
11/2019: Superman Sky #5 of 6 -- 14,186 (- 10.3%) 

Limited series reprinting the King/Hope/Kubert stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Superman Giant

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223/256 - GEN:LOCK (Digital First) ($3.99/$4.99)
11/2019: ben:Lock #1 of 7 -- 13,587  

Regular: 7,970. Cardstock: 5,617. (1.4:1)

Following in the footsteps of RWBY, here’s a comic based on another Rooster Teeth animated series.

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149, 152, 162, 188 - 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

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!

The interesting thing here is that last month’s Dollar Comics edition of Batman #497 registered as many units this month as it did last month, which possibly could be due to half of last month’s issues simply being delayed into November.

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155 - GOTHAM CITY MONSTERS ($3.99)
09/2019: Gotham City Monsters #1 of 6 -- 28,082  
10/2019: Gotham City Monsters #2 of 6 -- 15,534 (- 44.7%)  
11/2019: Gotham City Monsters #3 of 6 -- 12,688 (- 18.3%)  

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159 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($3.99)
11/2015: Martian Manhunter #6        -- 17,038 
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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%)
04/2019: --
05/2019: Martian Manhunter #5 of 12  -- 17,958 (-  6.5%)
06/2019: Martian Manhunter #6 of 12  -- 16,295 (-  9.3%)
07/2019: Martian Manhunter #7 of 12  -- 15,064 (-  7.6%)
08/2019: Martian Manhunter #8 of 12  -- 14,432 (-  4.2%)
09/2019: --
10/2019: Martian Manhunter #9 of 12  -- 12,994 (- 10.0%)
11/2019: Martian Manhunter #10 of 12 -- 12,395 (-  4.6%)
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6 months: - 31.0%

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167 - DC SUPER-HERO GIRLS GIANT ($4.99)
11/2019: DC S-H Girls Giant #1 -- 11,892  


176 - TEEN TITANS GO! GIANT ($4.99)
11/2004: Teen Titans Go! #13      -- 15,279 
11/2014: -- 
11/2015: -- 
11/2016: --
11/2017: --
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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%)
04/2019: --
05/2019: Teen Titans Go! #34      --  7,818 (-  2.6%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Teen Titans Go! #35      --  7,658 (-  2.0%)
08/2019: --
09/2019: Teen Titans Go! #36      --  7,727 (+  0.9%)
10,2019: --
11/2019: Teen Titans Go! Giant #1 -- 10,795 (+ 39.7%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
5 years :    n.a.
15 years: - 29.3%

Two DC Giants for the younger set; these will caucus with the ‘Digital First, All Ages & Other’ section of the summary statistics at the end of the column.

(Also, We’re breaking precedent here and comparing sales of TTG! Giant with those of the previous TTG! series, as this is clearly taking its space in the publishing slate.)

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175 - DOOM PATROL: WEIGHT OF THE WORLDS (Young Animal) ($3.99)
11/2004: Doom Patrol #6    -- 21,840 
11/2009: Doom Patrol #4    -- 59,095  [54,400] 
11/2016: Doom Patrol #3    -- 33,154 
11/2017: Doom Patrol #9    -- 16,381
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11/2018: --
12/2018: --
01/2019: --
02/2019: --
03/2019: --
04/2019: --
05/2019: --
06/2019: --
07/2019: Weight Worlds #1  -- 25,896 (+ 92.6%)
08/2019: Weight Worlds #2  -- 16,289 (- 37.1%)
09/2019: Weight Worlds #3  -- 15,473 (-  5.0%)
10/2019: Weight Worlds #4  -- 10,838 (- 30.0%)
11/2019: Weight Worlds #5  -- 11,125 (+  2.6%)
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2 years : - 32.1%
10 years: - 79.5%
15 years: - 49.1%

No extra copies of last month’s issue showed up on the chart this month to explain last month’s sudden large drop, but the slight increase this month still makes me think that there was something hinky with last month’s sales numbers...

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178 - THE DREAMING (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
11/2018: Dreaming #3  -- 19,815 (-  8.1%)
12/2018: Dreaming #4  -- 18,185 (-  8.2%)
01/2019: Dreaming #5  -- 17,054 (-  6.2%)
02/2019: Dreaming #6  -- 15,989 (-  6.2%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.1%

1 year  : - 45.8%

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182 - 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%)
04/2019: Freedom Fighters #5 of 12  -- 12,653 (-  3.6%)
05/2019: Freedom Fighters #6 of 12  -- 12,348 (-  2.4%)
06/2019: --
07/2019: Freedom Fighters #7 of 12  -- 11,800 (-  4.4%)
08/2019: Freedom Fighters #8 of 12  -- 11,436 (-  3.1%)
09/2019: Freedom Fighters #9 of 12  -- 11,174 (-  2.3%)
10/2019: Freedom Fighters #10 of 12 -- 10,968 (-  1.8%)
11/2019: Freedom Fighters #11 of 12 -- 10,618 (-  3.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.3%

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195 - SWAMP THING GIANT ($4.99)
10/2019: Swamp Thing Giant #1 -- 12,964  
11/2019: Swamp Thing Giant #2 --  9,520 (- 26.6%)  

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197 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
11/2004: Life Wartime   #5  -- 15,476 
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11/2018: Books of Magic #2  -- 18,189 (- 45.3%)
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%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.6%
1 year  : - 48.0%
15 years: - 38.9%

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198 - LUCIFER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
11/2004: Lucifer #56 -- 12,677 
11/2016: Lucifer #12 --  8,133 
------------------------------
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%)
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%)
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6 months: - 18.8%
1 year  : - 44.1%
15 years: - 25.7%

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206 - WONDER TWINS (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
02/2019: Wonder Twins #1 of 6  -- 27,584           [28,154]
03/2019: Wonder Twins #2 of 6  -- 19,892 (- 29.3%)
04/2019: Wonder Twins #3 of 6  -- 16,951 (- 14.8%)
05/2019: Wonder Twins #4 of 12 -- 15,643 (-  7.7%)
06/2019: Wonder Twins #5 of 12 -- 13,994 (- 10.5%)
07/2019: Wonder Twins #6 of 12 -- 13,214 (-  5.6%)
08/2019: --
09/2019: Wonder Twins #7 of 12 --  9,055 (- 31.5%)
10/2019: Wonder Twins #8 of 12 --  9,360 (+  3.4%)
11/2019: Wonder Twins #9 of 12 --  8,888 (-  5.0%)
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6 months: - 43.2%

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208 - INFERIOR FIVE ($3.99)
09/2019: Inferior Five #1 of 12 -- 19,964  
10/2019: Inferior Five #2 of 12 -- 10,334 (- 48.2%)  
11/2019: Inferior Five #3 of 6  --  8,828 (- 14.6%)  

Now a six-issue limited series!

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209 - WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME ($4.99)
07/2019: WW Come Back #1 of 6 -- 20,308 
08/2019: WW Come Back #2 of 6 -- 13,386 (- 34.1%) 
09/2019: WW Come Back #3 of 6 -- 11,120 (- 16.9%) 
10/2019: WW Come Back #4 of 6 --  9,735 (- 12.5%) 
11/2019: WW Come Back #5 of 6 --  8,759 (- 10.0%) 

Limited series reprinting the Conner/Palmiotti/Hardin stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Justice League Giant

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219 - TITANS: BURNING RAGE ($4.99)
08/2019: Burning Rage #1 of 7 -- 14,900 
09/2019: Burning Rage #2 of 7 -- 10,849 (- 27.2%) 
10/2019: Burning Rage #3 of 7 --  9,172 (- 15.5%) 
11/2019: Burning Rage #4 of 7 --  8,132 (- 11.3%) 

Limited series reprinting the Jurgens/Eaton stories that originally appeared in the Walmart exclusive Teen Titans Giant

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232 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
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%)
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%)
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6 months: - 23.2%
1 year  : - 50.4%

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242 - DIAL H FOR HERO (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
03/2019: Dial H for Hero #1 of 6   -- 21,832 (+ 96.9%)
04/2019: Dial H for Hero #2 of 6   -- 12,896 (- 40.9%)
05/2019: Dial H for Hero #3 of 12  -- 11,000 (- 14.7%)
06/2019: Dial H for Hero #4 of 12  --  9,963 (-  9.4%)
07/2019: Dial H for Hero #5 of 12  --  9,277 (-  6.9%)
08/2019: Dial H for Hero #6 of 12  --  8,743 (-  5.8%)
09/2019: Dial H for Hero #7 of 12  --  8,096 (-  7.4%)
10/2019: Dial H for Hero #8 of 12  --  7,421 (-  8.3%)
11/2019: Dial H for Hero #9 of 12  --  6,998 (-  5.7%)
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6 months: - 36.4%

By not buying fun and interesting comics like Dial H for Hero, you are assuring that your future will be full of endless grim-dark Batman mini-series.

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270 - COLLAPSER (Young Animal) ($3.99)
07/2019: Collapser #1 of 6 -- 22,123 
08/2019: Collapser #2 of 6 --  9,626 (- 56.5%) 
09/2019: Collapser #3 of 6 --  7,371 (- 23.4%) 
10/2019: Collapser #4 of 6 --  6,181 (- 16.1%) 
11/2019: Collapser #5 of 6 --  5,355 (- 13.4%) 

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332 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
11/2004: Looney Tunes #120 -- 3,150
11/2009: Looney Tunes #180 -- ????? (< 2,698)
11/2014: -- 
11/2015: --
11/2016: --
11/2017: Looney Tunes #240 -- ????? (< 4,763)
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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%) 
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%) 
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6 months: +  7.6%
1 year  : -  2.6%
2 years :    ????
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    ????
15 years: -  8.2%

DC’s lowest-selling new issue for November.

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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
11/2004: 31,940
11/2009: 28,913
11/2014: 28,654 **
11/2015: 30,743
11/2016: 36,894 **
11/2017: 32,415 **
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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%) 
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%) 
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6 months: - 26.5%
1 year  : -  6.9%
2 years : - 16.3%
5 years : -  5.3%
10 years: -  6.1%
15 years: - 15.0%


DC UNIVERSE
11/2004: 40,291 
11/2009: 38,488 
11/2014: 36,710 
11/2015: 38,396
11/2016: 45,659
11/2017: 39,600
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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%)
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%)
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6 months: - 30.8%
1 year  : - 15.0%
2 years : - 24.2%
5 years : - 18.3%
10 years: - 22.0%
15 years: - 25.5%


’VERTIGO’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label)
11/2004: 15,239
11/2009: 11,036
11/2014:  8,511 **
11/2015:  9,780
11/2016: 14,623 **
11/2017:  9,604 **
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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%) 
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%) 
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6 months: + 90.1%
1 year  : + 40.7%
2 years : + 90.7%
5 years : +115.2%
10 years: + 65.9%
15 years: + 20.2%

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
11/2004: 2,139,965
11/2009: 2,226,271
11/2014: 2,378,297 **
11/2015: 2,305,737  
11/2016: 3,025,276 **  
11/2017: 2,917,319 **  
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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%) 
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%) 
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6 months: -  4.1%
1 year  : +  7.0%
2 years : - 28.4%
5 years : - 12.1%
10 years: -  6.1%

15 years: -  2.4%

There were 77 ‘new’ comics from DC in November, down from 87 in October, but still up from 67 in September and way up from 54 in August. Of those 77, five were reprints of comics previous published, 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: 30,006. Median: 25,641. No.: 60. Total: 1,800,358.

3.0 - Batman (82)
2.8 - Batman (83)
2.5 - Legion of Super-Heroes
2.0 - Batman/Superman
1.8 - Justice League (35)
1.8 - Detective Comics (1015)
1.7 - Batman White Knight Presents
1.6 - Justice League (36)
1.6 - Detective Comics (1016)
1.6 - Action Comics
1.5 - Superman
1.5 - Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy
1.5 - The Batman’s Grave
1.4 - Green Lantern Backstairs
1.4 - Event Leviathan
1.3 - Flash (82)
1.2 - Tales of the Dark Multiverse Blackest Night
1.2 - Tales of the Dark Multiverse Infinite Crisis
1.2 - Catwoman
1.2 - Wonder Woman
1.1 - Flash (83)
1.1 - Justice League Dark
1.0 - Harley Quinn
1.0 - Supergirl
1.0 - The Question Deaths of Vic Sage
1.0 - Flash Forward
0.9 - Shazam!
0.9 - Infected King Shazam!
0.9 - Teen Titans
0.9 - Nightwing
0.8 - Batman and the Outsiders
0.8 - Justice League Odyssey
0.8 - Aquaman
0.8 - Young Justice
0.8 - Batgirl
0.7 - Red Hood Outlaw
0.7 - Deathstroke
0.7 - Hawkman
0.7 - Infected Scarab
0.7 - Lois Lane
0.6 - Batman Beyond
0.6 - Batman vs Ra’s al Ghul
0.6 - The Terrifics
0.6 - Supergirl Annual
0.6 - Batman Universe
0.5 - Metal Men
0.5 - Batman Creature of the Night 
0.5 - Batman Giant
0.5 - Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
0.5 - Green Lantern 85 FE
0.5 - Superman Up in the Sky
0.4 - Gotham City Monsters
0.4 - Martian Manhunter
0.4 - Freedom Fighters
0.3 - Swamp Thing Giant
0.3 - Wonder Twins
0.3 - Inferior Five
0.3 - Wonder Woman Come Back to Me
0.3 - Titans Burning Rage
0.2 - Dial H for Hero


‘Vertigo’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label): Average: 18,313. Median: 11,125. No.: 11. Total: 201,446.

2.4 - Far Sector
1.7 - John Constantine Hellblazer
1.7 - The Dollhouse Family
1.6 - Basketful of Heads 
0.8 - The Last God
0.6 - Doom Patrol Weight of the World
0.6 - The Dreaming
0.5 - Books of Magic
0.5 - Lucifer
0.4 - House of Whispers
0.3 - Collapser

Young Animal Average: 19,900 (3 titles). Sandman Universe Average: 13,566 (5 titles). Hill House Average: 29,689 (2 titles). Other Black Label average: 14,540 (1 title).


Digital First, All Ages & Other: Average: 14,597. Median: 12,740. No.: 6. Total: 87,579.

2.0 - He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse
1.3 - RWBY
0.9 - gen:Lock
0.8 - DC Super-Hero Girls Giant
0.7 - Teen Titans Go! Giant
0.2 - 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 National Association of Rocketry; 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 January 8, 2020 on Yet Another Comics Blog.