Wednesday, March 04, 2020

DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales: January 2020 - Perfect Vision

Wonder Woman #750
Greetings, sales charts fans! It's time once again to look at DC's sales figures. 

2020 did not start off well for DC. It’s not necessarily that average sales were down—they were the worst of the Rebirth era, but not as bad as things were in the waning days of the New 52—but that so many long-running series had their lowest single issue sales in quite some time:

Batman: Lowest since before the New 52 era
Flash: Lowest since 2008
Harley Quinn: Lowest since the series returned in 2013
Nightwing: Lowest since before 2001 (and possibly ever...)
Teen Titans: Lowest since the series returned back in 2003
Aquaman: Lowest since before the New 52 era
Red Hood: Lowest ever
Batgirl: Lowest since before 2000

So as the only way that DC knows to give their line a sales boost is with a Reboot, they’re planning yet another for later this year: The 5G or Generation Five, set to kick off with Generation Zero on Free Comic Book Day. Or at least, that was the plan before co-publisher Dan DiDio left. Now those plans seem to be somewhat up in the air. We may get more clarity in the coming weeks. Or not...



Warning: The commentary below may contain reasoned analysis, speculation (unfounded and otherwise), opinion, and/or snark. Those looking for a more straightforward analysis are directed to John Jackson Miller's excellent Comichron analysis, posted earlier this month over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column, as it explains several things about how these charts are compiled. 

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

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1 - WONDER WOMAN ($9.99)
01/2005: Wonder Woman #212 --  25,610
01/2010: Wonder Woman #40  --  25,156
01/2015: Wonder Woman #38  --  39,669  [42,214]
01/2016: Wonder Woman #48  --  32,687
01/2017: Wonder Woman #14  --  52,784  [53,472]
01/2017: Wonder Woman #15  --  50,978  [51,960]
01/2018: Wonder Woman #38  --  36,828  [37,011]
01/2018: Wonder Woman #39  --  36,269  [36,690]
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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 (+ 31.6%) [46,024]
02/2019: Wonder Woman #65  --  46,007 (+  2.5%) [47,173]
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 (+502.6%) 
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6 months: +421.8%
1 year  : +377.1%
2 years : +354.2%
5 years : +296.5%
10 years: +565.4%
15 years: +553.6%

Wonder Woman celebrates her 80th anniversary with a return to legacy numbering (again—the last time was with issue #600 in June 2010) and an oversized and -priced issue in the vein of the recent Action #1000 and Detective #1000. And while it doesn’t come close to the sales of Superman and Batman’s big anniversary issues, it does mark the first time that Wonder Woman has topped the charts and is the best-selling issue as far back as my records go (2001). (We’ll note that Wonder Woman regularly sold this number of copies—and even sometimes higher—back in the 1960s and 1970s, though that was true for most comics in those days!)

Fun fact: White $10 is a lot for a single issue of a comic, since Wonder Woman published three issues in January 2019 it actually cost you less to buy all of the issues of Wonder Woman released this month than it did a year ago!

Oh yeah, we should mention that, like the previously mentioned anniversary issues, this had a slew of variants. 

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7/104, 11/109 - BATMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: Batman #636  --  58,630  [60,528]
01/2010: Batman #695  --  63,467  
01/2015: Batman #38   -- 110,232 [120,385]
01/2016: Batman #48   -- 100,962  
01/2017: Batman #14   -- 106,816 [107,844] 
01/2017: Batman #15   -- 102,802 [105,045] 
01/2018: Batman #38   --  98,440 [102,927]
01/2018: Batman #39   --  94,325  [95,378]
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01/2019: Batman #62   --  90,634 (+  0.0%)  [90,837]
01/2019: Batman #63   --  83,659 (-  6.5%)  [84,935]
02/2019: Batman #64   --  93,400 (+ 10.9%)  [94,169]
02/2019: Batman #65   --  89,123 (-  3.9%)  [90,494]
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%)
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6 months: - 14.4%
1 year  : - 12.3%
2 years : - 22.3%
5 years : - 36.0%
10 years: + 21.5%
15 years: + 27.4%

Issue #86: Regular: 61,739. Cardstock: 18,314. (3.4:1)
Issue #87: Regular: 56,307. Cardstock: 17,819. (3.2:1)

Last month we predicted that Batman would see a spike in sales this month with the arrival of the new creative team. We were wrong: sales actually drop this month, with issue #87 having the lowest sales of a regular issue of Batman since the start of the New 52. Considering that DC had King wrap up his Batman run early as they were reportedly unhappy with the sales, this has to really sting. 

It would appear that as many people took this as an opportunity to jump off and to jump on. That there were a lot of people who were buying Batman specifically for the story that King was telling. Now who knows—maybe retailers under ordered and we’ll see a lot of re-orders show up on the chart next month. Time will tell if dumping King was a good move or not...

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12 - BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT (Black Label) ($4.99)
01/2018: White Knight #4 of 8 -- 73,043  [79,017] 
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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%) 
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6 months: - 42.7%
2 years : - 30.1%

Unlike the first series, the sales for the sequel are performing with drops in line with what one would expect from a limited series.

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23 - JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY (Black Label) ($5.99)
10/2019: Criminal Sanity #1 of 9 -- 89,667           [90,979]
11/2019: --
12/2019: --
01/2020: Criminal Sanity #2 of 9 -- 51,069 (- 43.9%)  

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 biggish percentage drop for the second issue. At this release rate, it’s going to take a while to complete all nine issues...

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39/165 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: --
01/2010: Superman/Batman #68 --  33,869
01/2015: Batman/Superman #18 --  41,750  [42,854]
01/2016: Batman/Superman #28 --  34,507
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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%)
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5 years : +  8.3%
10 years: + 37.1%
15 years:    n.a.

Regular: 34,967. Cardstock: 11,455. (3.1:1)

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24, 41/166 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99, $3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: Detective Comics #802  --  40,842
01/2010: Detective Comics #861  --  45,937
01/2015: Detective Comics #38   --  51,301 
01/2016: Detective Comics #48   --  45,111
01/2017: Detective Comics #948  --  64,090  [64,728]
01/2017: Detective Comics #949  --  61,543  [62,953]
01/2018: Detective Comics #972  --  51,694  [51,901]
01/2018: Detective Comics #973  --  53,024  [53,492]
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01/2019: Detective Comics #995  --  51,246 (-  4.3%)  [54,970]
01/2019: Detective Comics #996  --  52,263 (+  1.6%)  [55,838]
01/2019: Detective Comics #997  --  53,071 (-  1.5%)  [54,977]
02/2019: Detective Comics #998  --  60,447 (+ 11.6%)  [61,344]
02/2019: Detective Comics #999  --  62,953 (+  6.3%)  [65,181]
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%) 
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6 months: - 20.8%
1 year  : - 17.7%
2 years : - 13.7%
5 years : - 11.4%
10 years: -  1.0%
15 years: + 11.3%

Issue #1019: Regular: 33,879. Cardstock: 11,384. (3.0:1)

‘Only’ two issues this month (there were three last January!), and going monthly starting in February.

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29 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
01/2015: Justice League #38 --  68,989  [71,202]
01/2016: --
01/2017: Justice League #12 --  72,598  [73,206]
01/2017: Justice League #13 --  70,437  [71,891]
01/2018: Justice League #36 --  46,043  [46,196]
01/2018: Justice League #37 --  45,313  [44,813]
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01/2019: Justice League #15 --  60,326 (-  4.5%) [60,503]
01/2019: Justice League #16 --  59,577 (-  1.2%) [60,208]
02/2019: Justice League #17 --  57,105 (-  4.1%) [57,241]
02/2019: Justice League #18 --  55,988 (-  1.2%) [56,559]
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%)
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6 months: - 20.8%
1 year  : - 26.2%
2 years : -  2.1%
5 years : - 37.4%

The final issue of the “Justice/Doom War” (though as those who read the issue know it doesn’t so much end as it simply stops.) Only one issue this month, but that’s simply because of lateness.

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32 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
01/2005: -- 
01/2010: Superman #696  --  31,940
01/2015: --
01/2016: Superman #48   --  37,690
01/2017: Superman #14   --  60,409  [60,825]
01/2017: Superman #15   --  57,412  [58,565]
01/2018: Superman #38   --  47,261  [46,688]
01/2018: Superman #39   --  44,402  [45,103]
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01/2019: Superman #7    --  50,713 (-  3.9%)  [51,365]
02/2019: Superman #8    --  50,475 (-  0.7%)  [50,992]
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%) 
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6 months: - 16.5%
1 year  : - 15.6%
2 years : -  5.5%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 35.8%
15 years:    n.a.

Looks like last month’s big sales spike for the Big Reveal was just that: a spike; things are back to normal already with the follow-up issue. 

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55/198, 60/219 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: Action Comics #823  --  36,638
01/2010: Action Comics #885  --  30,678
01/2015: Action Comics #38   --  35,018 
01/2016: Action Comics #48   --  31,958
01/2017: Action Comics #971  --  44,894  [45,302]
01/2017: Action Comics #972  --  43,110  [43,895]
01/2018: Action Comics #995  --  41,987  [42,187]
01/2018: Action Comics #996  --  41,331  [41,910]
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01/2019: Action Comics #1006 --  46,140 (-  6.2%)  [46,515]
01/2019: Action Comics #1007 --  44,405 (-  2.8%)  [45,214]
02/2019: Action Comics #1008 --  44,084 (-  0.5%)  [45,008]
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%) 
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6 months: - 12.5%
1 year  : - 19.1%
2 years : - 11.7%
5 years : +  6.0%
10 years: + 21.0%
15 years: +  1.3%

Issue #1018: Regular: 29,030. Cardstock: 9,372. (3.1:1)
Issue #1019: Regular: 27,667. Cardstock: 8,175. (3.4:1)

Two issues in January since Action skipped December. Both are the lowest-selling issues of Action in the Rebirth era.

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38 - DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2012: Detective Annual #1 -- 62,571 
07/2013: Detective Annual #2 -- 52,245 (- 16.5%)
07/2014: Detective Annual #3 -- 44,128 (- 15.5%)
01/2018: Detective Annual #1 -- 44,882 (+  1.6%) [45,688]
05/2019: Detective Annual #2 -- 44,927 (-  0.9%) [45,278]
01/2020: Detective Annual #3 -- 35,508 (- 21.6%)
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2 years : - 22.3%

Oof.

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129/106 - HARLEY QUINN & POISON IVY ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2018: H&I meet B&V #4 of 6      --  23,286
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09/2019: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #1 of 6 -- 110,326 (+432.2%) [114,143]
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%) 
12/2019: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #4 of 6 --  33,838 (- 26.2%) 
01/2020: H. Quinn & P. Ivy #5 of 6 --  35,018 (+  3.5%) 
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2 years : + 50.4%

Regular: 14,719. Cardstocks: 20,299. (0.7:1)

Sales go up a bit, due to the increased sales on the dual cardstock covers, this month by variant cover fave Josh Middleton.

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63/230 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: Legion of S-H #2   -- 42,176  [48,499]
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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%)  
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15 years: - 28.4%

Regular: 26,933. Cardstock: 7,799. (3.5:1)

After last month’s large percentage drop, this month’s is on the mild side for a third issue.

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43 - 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%)

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 typical second-issue percentage drop. But not the sales that one would hope for a keystone series in the ongoing  DCU event; maybe it would help if DC weren’t gouging readers for an extra dollar on the price.

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74/239, 80/259, 53 - FLASH ($3.99/$4.99, $3.99/$4.99, $3.99)
01/2005: Flash #217  --  49,771 
01/2005: Flash #218  --  41,668  [43,914] 
01/2010: -- 
01/2015: Flash #38   --  35,180  [36,575]
01/2016: --
01/2017: Flash #14   --  60,732  [61,575]
01/2017: Flash #15   --  58,402  [59,984]
01/2018: Flash #38   --  48,279  [48,354]
01/2018: Flash #39   --  49,595  [50,057]
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01/2019: Flash #61   --  40,596 (-  3.7%) [40,647]
01/2019: Flash #62   --  39,349 (-  2.7%) [39,569]
01/2019: Flash #63   --  38,263 (-  2.1%) [38,721]
02/2019: Flash #64   --  67,712 (+ 78.5%) [69,127]
02/2019: Flash #65   --  60,031 (-  8.9%) [62,962]
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%) 
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6 months: - 24.9%
1 year  : - 23.7%
2 years : - 38.5%
5 years : - 14.0%
10 years:    n.a.
15 years: - 35.4%

Issue #85: Regular: 24,051. Cardstock: 7,186. (3.3:1)
Issue #86: Regular: 23,385. Cardstock: 6,566. (3.6:1)

Three issues this month to make up for just one issue in December. Also the first time that a regular issue of The Flash has sold below 30K since 2008. But DC will keep pumping out two issues every month, even after next month’s 80th anniversary issue and legacy renumbering.

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46 - 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%)  

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50 - GREEN LANTERN: BLACKSTARS ($3.99)
01/2005: --
01/2010: Green Lantern #50     -- 106,444
01/2015: Green Lantern #38     --  39,342 
01/2016: Green Lantern #48     --  36,068
01/2017: Green Lanterns #14    --  39,854  [40,081]
01/2017: Green Lanterns #15    --  38,571  [39,111]
01/2018: Green Lanterns #38    --  25,172 
01/2018: Green Lanterns #39    --  25,551 
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01/2019: The Green Lantern #3  --  54,398 (- 16.3%) [54,836]
02/2019: The Green Lantern #4  --  50,176 (-  7.2%) [50,899]
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%)
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6 months: - 31.1%
1 year  : - 45.5%
2 years : + 17.8%
5 years : - 24.0%
10 years: - 71.9%
15 years:    n.a.

End of the interim mini-series; The Green Lantern resumes in February with Season 2.

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56, 154, 170, 197, 224 - 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

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!

(That large number for the Batman Adventures #12 reprint is for the first comic book appearance of Harley Quinn.)

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131/186 - CATWOMAN ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2005: Catwoman #39   --  24,161
01/2010: Catwoman #83   --  39,239
01/2015: Catwoman #38   --  22,386 
01/2016: Catwoman #48   --  14,408 
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01/2019: Catwoman #7    --  35,490 (- 27.3%) [35,864]
02/2019: Catwoman #8    --  32,360 (-  8.6%) [32,777]
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%)
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6 months: - 34.9%
1 year  : - 29.4%
5 years : + 13.1%
10 years: - 35.5%
15 years: +  4.8%

Regular: 15,235. Cardstock: 10,078. (1.5:1).

Catwoman continues to carry a low regular::cardstock ratio (when it has a cardstock cover). 

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68, 82 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
01/2015: Justice League Dark #38 -- 20,222
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01/2019: Justice League Dark #7  -- 35,967 (- 13.0%) [36,278]
02/2019: Justice League Dark #8  -- 33,554 (-  6.7%) [33,845]
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%)
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6 months: - 23.5%
1 year  : - 33.6%
5 years : + 19.1%

While these are the lowest-selling issues of the current JLD series, they are not the lowest-selling for a JLD title ever; that honor belongs to JLD #38, from January five years ago.

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69 - FLASH FORWARD ($3.99)
09/2019: Flash Forward #1 of 6 -- 46,176           [47,186]
10/2019: Flash Forward #2 of 6 -- 33,646 (- 27.6%) [34,172]
11/2019: Flash Forward #3 of 6 -- 28,854 (- 14.8%) [29,110]
12/2019: Flash Forward #4 of 6 -- 26,210 (- 10.0%)  
01/2020: Flash Forward #5 of 6 -- 24,830 (-  5.3%)  

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71 - THE QUESTION: THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE (Black Label) ($6.99)
11/2019: Question Deaths #1 of 4 -- 29,095           [30,549]
12/2019: --
01/2020: Question Deaths #2 of 4 -- 24,553 (- 19.6%)   

A relatively mild second issue drop.

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76 - SHAZAM! ($3.99)
01/2019: Shazam! #2  -- 43,607 (- 35.7%) [47,686]
02/2019: Shazam! #3  -- 37,905 (- 17.5%) [39,325]
03/2019: Shazam! #4  -- 38,420 (+  0.6%) [39,579]
04/2019: --
05/2018: Shazam! #5  -- 35,337 (-  9.9%) [35,662]
06/2018: Shazam! #6  -- 34,002 (-  3.7%) [34,337]
07/2019: --
08/2019: --
09/2018: Shazam! #7  -- 31,834 (-  6.2%) [32,207]
10/2019: --
11/2019: Shazam! #8  -- 28,395 (- 11.4%) [28,545]
12/2019: Shazam! #9  -- 26,115 (-  8.5%)
01/2020: Shazam! #10 -- 24,207 (-  7.3%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 49.2%

Three issues three months in a row! Alas, Shazam!’s newfound regularity may be too little too late.

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115/261 - SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2015: New Suicide Squad #6   --  32,304  [34,002]
01/2016: New Suicide Squad #16  --  24,870
01/2017: Suicide Squad #9       --  54,010  [54,467]
01/2017: Suicide Squad #10      --  53,649  [54,827]
01/2018: Suicide Squad #33      --  26,715  [26,675]
01/2018: Suicide Squad #34      --  26,515  [26,691]
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01/2019: Suicide Squad #50      --  25,906 (+  0.4%) [26,042]
02/2019: --
03/2019: --
04/2019: --
05/2019: --
06/2019: --
07/2019: --
08/2019: --
09/2019: --
10/2019: --
11/2019: --
12/2019: Suicide Squad #1       --  59,183 (+127.3%)
01/2020: Suicide Squad #2       --  23,741 (- 59.9%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  8.8%
2 years : - 11.0%
5 years : - 30.2%

Regular: 17,226. Cardstock: 6,515 (2.6:1)

Boom! That’s an awful second issue percentage drop, and the new series is already selling below where the previous series ended. It’s so bad in fact it make one wonder if there are some copies that didn’t make it to stores until February?

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77 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
01/2015: Harley Quinn #14   --  64,735  [67,900]
01/2016: Harley Quinn #24   --  44,967
01/2017: Harley Quinn #11   --  47,308  [47,443]
01/2017: Harley Quinn #12   --  45,599  [46,372]
01/2018: Harley Quinn #34   --  33,222  [33,483]
01/2018: Harley Quinn #35   --  32,183  [32,852]
01/2018: Harley Quinn #36   --  31,602  [32,106]
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01/2019: Harley Quinn #57   --  26,407 (+  0.1%) [26,522]
02/2019: Harley Quinn #58   --  36,010 (+ 35.8%) [36,022]
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%)
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6 months: - 27.2%
1 year  : - 11.5%
2 years : - 28.4%
5 years : - 65.4%

Lowest sales for an issue of Harley Quinn in the current era.

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133/257 - DAPHNE BYRNE (Hill House) (Black Label) ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2020: Daphne Byrne #1 of 6 -- 24,017

Regular: 15,123*. Cardstock: 6,711. (2.3:1)

According to the Diamond chart, the regular cover was returnable but the cardstock cover was not. 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 top-selling non-DCU comic for January. The fourth Hill House title, and so far each successive title has debuted lower than the previous. Will it all be too much for the market to handle at once?

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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%)   

The flagship Hill House title is holding up well, and the new imprint seems to be an improvement over Vertigo—when was the last time a Vertigo title was still selling over 20K by its fourth issue?

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118/310 - YOUNG JUSTICE (Wonder Comics) ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2019: Young Justice #1  -- 73,952 (+986.4%) [77,524]
02/2019: Young Justice #2  -- 37,081 (- 52.2%) [37,074]
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%)
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6 months: - 20.1%
1 year  : - 72.4%

Regular: 16,879. Cardstock: 4,522. (3.7:1)

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160/228 - SUPERGIRL ($3.99/$4.99)
01/2010: Supergirl #49  --  27,728 
01/2015: Supergirl #38  --  22,677 
01/2017: Supergirl #5   --  29,030  [29,433]
01/2018: Supergirl #17  --  26,466  [26,638]
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01/2019: Supergirl #26  --  29,499 (+ 37.1%) [29,571]
02/2019: Supergirl #27  --  19,980 (- 32.4%)
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%)
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6 months: - 12.2%
1 year  : - 33.1%
2 years : - 25.8%
5 years : - 12.8%
10 years: - 28.7%

Regular: 11,945. Cardstock: 7,830 (1.5:1)

Ending with issue #42, due to “story reasons.” Those reasons being not enough of you bought Supergirl when it was Kara & Krypto having adventures in space, and now we have to suffer through the interminable “Year of the Villain” tie-in with Kara infected by the Batman Who Laughs. 

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97 - NIGHTWING ($3.99)
01/2005: Nightwing #101 --  38,098  [41,243]
01/2005: Nightwing #102 --  36,096  [40,271]
01/2015: Grayson #6     --  38,505  [39,816]
01/2016: Grayson #16    --  30,420 
01/2017: Nightwing #12  --  46,057  [46,233]
01/2017: Nightwing #13  --  44,462  [45,240]
01/2018: Nightwing #36  --  28,493  [28,450]
01/2018: Nightwing #37  --  28,873  [29,186]
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01/2019: Nightwing #56  --  25,044 (-  3.5%) [25,154]
02/2019: Nightwing #57  --  26,845 (+  7.8%) [27,125]
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%)
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6 months: - 25.6%
1 year  : - 23.8%
2 years : - 33.5%
5 years : - 51.9%
15 years: - 53.0%

The lowest-selling issue of Nightwing since at least 2001 (and possibly ever...)

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98 - 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%) 
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6 months: - 51.2%

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105, 116 - BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
01/2015: --
01/2016: Batman Beyond #8  -- 20,342
01/2017: Batman Beyond #4  -- 29,767  [30,357]
01/2018: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,946
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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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Batman Beyond #39 -- 18,176 (-  5.5%)
01/2020: Batman Beyond #40 -- 17,093 (-  6.0%)
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6 months: + 19.6%
1 year  : +  7.8%
2 years : -  1.7%
5 years :    n.a.

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106 - TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
01/2005: Teen Titans #20 -- 65,953  [67,781]  
01/2010: Teen Titans #79 -- 27,790
01/2015: Teen Titans #6  -- 30,955  [31,779]
01/2016: Teen Titans #16 -- 24,201 
01/2017: Teen Titans #4  -- 41,304  [42,315]
01/2018: Teen Titans #16 -- 28,873  [28,983]
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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 (+ 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%)
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6 months: - 35.2%
1 year  : - 25.4%
2 years : - 37.6%
5 years : - 43.1%
10 years: - 35.0%
15 years: - 73.3%

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

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108 - 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%)  

A relatively mild third issue percentage drop, and the first issue adds close to 2K in additional sales this month. We’ll know in another month or two if Far Sector is going to follow a Naomi-like sales trajectory like I suspect it will...

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110 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
01/2005: Aquaman #26 -- 20,374  
01/2015: Aquaman #38 -- 28,356  [29,030]
01/2016: Aquaman #48 -- 23,373 
01/2017: Aquaman #14 -- 33,377  [33,602]
01/2017: Aquaman #15 -- 32,424  [33,003]
01/2018: Aquaman #32 -- 25,232 
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01/2019: Aquaman #44 -- 26,416 (- 15.6%) [27,165]
02/2019: Aquaman #45 -- 26,291 (-  1.2%) [26,826]
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%) 
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6 months: - 32.3%
1 year  : - 34.5%
2 years : - 29.5%
5 years : - 38.7%
15 years: - 12.7%

The lowest an issue of Aquaman has sold since the start of the New 52 era. (Still a ways to go before it hits the lows of the title when it ended back in 2007 though...)

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111 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY ($3.99)
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #4  -- 31,696 (- 11.6%) [31,841]
01/2019: Justice League Odyssey #5  -- 28,776 (-  8.6%) [29,101]
02/2019: Justice League Odyssey #6  -- 26,248 (-  8.8%) [26,534]
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%)
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6 months: - 24.0%
1 year  : - 41.8%

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112 - 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%)   

A relatively mild third issue percentage drop.

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113 - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS ($3.99)
01/2005: Outsiders #19          -- 39,262
01/2010: Outsiders #26          -- 22,626
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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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 42.5%
10 years: - 22.2%
15 years: - 55.2%

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114 - JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
01/2005: Hellblazer #204    -- 14,523
01/2010: Hellblazer #263    -- 10,179
01/2015: Constantine #21    -- 15,209 
01/2016: The Hellblazer #8  -- 17,853 
01/2017: The Hellblazer #6  -- 23,349 
01/2018: The Hellblazer #18 -- 13,457 
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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%) 
-----------------
2 years : + 29.7%
5 years : + 14.8%
10 years: + 71.5%
15 years: + 20.2%

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120, 123 - BATGIRL ($3.99)
01/2005: Batgirl #60 --  29,227 
01/2010: Batgirl #6  --  30,403
01/2015: Batgirl #38 --  45,096  [48,003]
01/2016: Batgirl #47 --  26,905
01/2017: Batgirl #7  --  28,712  [29,208]
01/2018: Batgirl #19 --  18,887 
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01/2019: Batgirl #30 --  31,084 (- 12.9%) [31,061]
01/2019: Batgirl #31 --  33,287 (+  6.3%) [33,011]
02/2019: Batgirl #32 --  29,839 (-  9.6%) [29,836]
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.8%
1 year  : - 48.6%
2 years : - 12.8%
5 years : - 65.7%
10 years: - 45.8%
15 years: - 43.7%

Two issues in January since Batgirl skipped December. The lowest that a regular issue of Batgirl has sold in twenty years.

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125 - 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%)

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 decent second issue percentage drop.

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127, 129 - RED HOOD: OUTLAW ($3.99)
01/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #38 -- 18,014 
01/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #8    -- 22,900
01/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #6  -- 31,321  [31,595]
01/2018: Red Hood & Outlaws #18 -- 21,385 
-----------------------------------------
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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #41   -- 15,835 (- 27.6%)
01/2020: Red Hood: Outlaw #42   -- 15,419 (-  2.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.7%
1 year  : - 22.8%
2 years : - 26.9%
5 years : - 13.3%

Two issues in January since RH:O skipped December. The lowest that a regular issue of  Red Hood comic has sold since the various series began in 2010.

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130 - HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE ($3.99)
01/2015: He-Man Eternity #2    -- 12,104 
01/2016: He-Man Eternity #14   --  9,714 
01/2017: He-Man/T’cats #4 of 6 -- 19,115 
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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%)
-----------------
5 years : + 26.9%

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136 - 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 ∞ Earths #1    -- 10,024 
01/2020: Detective Comics #359 -- 14,620

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

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134 - HAWKMAN ($3.99)
01/2005: Hawkman #36      -- 20,427
01/2017: Death of #4 of 6 -- 12,670
01/2018: --
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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%)
12/2019: Hawkman #19      -- 14,321 (- 32.1%)
01/2020: Hawkman #20      -- 14,225 (-  0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.6%
1 year  : - 29.6%
2 years :    n.a.

15 years: - 30.4%

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250/241 - 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 )  

Regular: 6,985. Cardstock: 7,114. (1.0:1)

The cardstock variant is by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, which explains why it sells on par with the regular cover.

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152 - 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%) 
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6 months: - 57.6%

Nearly 13K of us are reading the best comic DC is currently publishing—the rest of you are missing out! 

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155, 164 - THE TERRIFICS ($3.99)
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%) 
12/2019: --
01/2020: Terrifics #23 -- 12,412 (- 32.5%) 
01/2020: Terrifics #24 -- 11,492 (-  7.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 31.4%
1 year  : - 29.7%

Two issues in January since The Terrifics skipped December. Wondering how much longer this final holdout of the New Age of Heroes can last.

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156 - CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS GIANT ($4.99)
01/2020: Crisis Giant #1 of 2 -- 12,102 

The lead new stories of the Walmart-first Crisis Giant ties in to the television crossover event.

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158 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($3.99)
01/2016: Martian Manhunter #8        -- 18,655 
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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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Martian Manhunter #11 of 12 -- 12,056 (-  2.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.0%
1 year  : - 54.6%

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145 - 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%)   

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168 - METAL MEN ($3.99)
10/2019: Metal Men #1 of 12  -- 24,723 (+ 78.4%) [25,257] 
11/2019: Metal Men #2 of 12  -- 16,323 (- 34.0%)  
12/2019: Metal Men #3 of 12  -- 13,114 (- 19.7%)  
01/2019: Metal Men #4 of 12  -- 11,358 (- 13.4%)  

Despite DiDio’s exit Metal Men is supposedly still running the full planned twelve issues...

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156 - SUPERMAN GIANT ($4.99)
01/2020: Superman Giant #1 -- 10,993 

Superman’s Diamond Giant debut comes in with fewer sales than those for Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, and even Swamp Thing. (It beats out Aquaman by 101 copies though...)

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180 - FREEDOM FIGHTERS ($3.99)
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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Freedom Fighters #12 of 12 -- 10,304 (-  3.0%)
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6 months: - 12.7%
1 year  : - 26.9%

I must admit I’m kind of amazed that Freedom Fighters finished above 10K.

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183 - THE DREAMING (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
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%)
12/2019: Dreaming #16 -- 10,352 (-  3.7%)
01/2020: Dreaming #17 -- 10,247 (-  1.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.0%
1 year  : - 39.9%

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. 

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184 - 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%)  
12/2019: Gotham City Monsters #4 of 6 -- 11,043 (- 13.0%)  
01/2020: Gotham City Monsters #5 of 6 -- 10,141 (- 8.2%)  

Can GCM stay above the 10K line for its final issue? Tune in next month to find out!

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201, 205 - THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
01/2005: Life Wartime   #7  -- 13,651 
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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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Books of Magic #15 --  9,220 (-  2.6%)
01/2020: Books of Magic #16 --  9,001 (-  2.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.5%
1 year  : - 40.2%
15 years: - 33.3%


204 - LUCIFER (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
01/2005: Lucifer #58 -- 12,007 
01/2016: Lucifer #2  -- 12,497 
01/2017: Lucifer #14 --  7,442 
------------------------------
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%)
12/2019: Lucifer #15 --  9,190 (-  2.5%)
01/2019: Lucifer #16 --  9,002 (-  2.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.2%
1 year  : - 37.8%
15 years: - 25.0%


246 - HOUSE OF WHISPERS (Sandman Universe) (Black Label) ($3.99)
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%)
12/2019: House of Whispers #16 --  7,112 (-  4.0%)
01/2020: House of Whispers #17 --  7,052 (-  0.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.6%
1 year  : - 43.6%

Given that The Dreaming is doing a relaunch, can changes for the other lower-selling SU titles be far behind?

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227 - WONDER TWINS (Wonder Comics) ($3.99)
02/2019: Wonder Twins #1 of 6   -- 27,584           [28,194]
03/2019: Wonder Twins #2 of 6   -- 19,892 (- 29.4%)
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%)
12/2019: Wonder Twins #10 of 12 --  8,309 (-  6.5%)
01/2020: Wonder Twins #11 of 12 --  7,916 (-  4.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 40.1%

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248 - AQUAMAN GIANT ($4.99)
10/2019: Aquaman Giant #1 -- 10,894  
11/2019: --
12/2019: --
01/2020: Aquaman Giant #2 --  7,025 (- 35.5%)  

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252 - 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%) 
12/2019: Burning Rage #5 of 7 --  7,676 (-  5.6%) 
01/2020: Burning Rage #6 of 7 --  6,919 (-  9.9%) 

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

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256, 268 - 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%)
12/2019: --
01/2020: Dial H for Hero #10 of 12 --  6,742 (-  3.7%)
01/2020: Dial H for Hero #11 of 12 --  6,295 (-  6.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 32.1%

Two issues in January since Dial H skipped December. 

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273 - DC SUPER-HERO GIRLS GIANT ($4.99)
11/2019: DC S-H Girls Giant #1 -- 11,892  
12/2019: --
01/2020: DC S-H Girls Giant #2 --  6,061 (- 49.0%)  

That’s a pretty large second-issue percentage drop. But then, typical comic shops aren’t really the market for DC Super-Hero Girls—this may be selling gangbusters in Walmarts...

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279 - DC GIANT one-shots ($4.99)
09/2019: Scooby-Doo 50th       --  8,290
10/2019: DC Villains #1        -- 15,304 
10/2019: DC Ghosts  #1         -- 10,838 
11/2019: --
12/2019: Batwoman/Supergirl #1 --  9,846 
01/2020: Birds of Prey #1      --  5,731 

It looks like retailers were not expecting a surge of moviegoers to flock to comic stores looking for Birds of Prey comics in the wake of the movie.

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319 - 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%)  

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358 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
01/2005: Looney Tunes #122 -- 2,891
01/2010: Looney Tunes #182 -- ????? (< 2,357)
01/2015: --
01/2016: --
01/2017: Looney Tunes #235 -- ????? (< 3,971)
01/2018: Looney Tunes #241 -- 2,761 
-----------------------------------
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%) 
12/2019: --
01/2020: Looney Tunes #253 -- 2,911 (-  8.9%) 
-----------------
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 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
01/2005: 24,650
01/2010: 25,657
01/2015: 24,289 
01/2016: 21,845
01/2017: 34,011 **
01/2018: 28,657
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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%) 
12/2019: 28,983 (+  6.8%) 
01/2020: 24,098 (- 16.9%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 27.6%
1 year  : - 12.5%
2 years : - 15.9%
5 years : -  0.8%
10 years: -  6.1%
15 years: -  2.2%


DC UNIVERSE
01/2005: 30,156 
01/2010: 33,698 
01/2015: 30,680 
01/2016: 27,664
01/2017: 40,979
01/2018: 35,579
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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%)
12/2019: 33,463 (+ 11.5%)
01/2020: 27,585 (- 17.6%)
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6 months: - 28.2%
1 year  : - 16.0%
2 years : - 22.5%
5 years : - 10.1%
10 years: - 18.1%
15 years: -  8.5%


’VERTIGO’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label)
01/2005: 13,262
01/2010: 11,267
01/2015:  8,361 
01/2016:  6,832
01/2017: 10,652 **
01/2018: 11,226
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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%) 
12/2019: 14,788 (- 19.2%) 
01/2020: 14,443 (-  2.3%) 
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6 months: + 11.5%
1 year  : + 33.5%
2 years : + 28.7%
5 years : + 72.7%
10 years: + 28.2%
15 years: +  8.9%

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DC COMICS - TOTAL SALES
01/2005: 1,528,309
01/2010: 2,026,869
01/2015: 1,943,156
01/2016: 1,616,524 **  
01/2017: 2,856,889 **  
01/2018: 2,493,119  
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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%) 
12/2019: 2,057,809 (-  1.5%) 
01/2020: 1,855,544 (-  9.8%) 
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6 months: - 12.9%
1 year  : - 21.6%
2 years : - 25.6%
5 years : -  4.5%
10 years: -  8.5%
15 years: + 21.4%

There were 77 ‘new’ comics from DC in January, up a bit from 71 in December and on par with November. Of this month’s 77 comics one was a reprint and six 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: 27,585. Median: 21,401. No.: 59. Total: 1,627,513.

6.1 - Wonder Woman
2.9 - Batman (86)
2.7 - Batman (87)
2.0 - Batman Curse of the White Knight
1.9 - Joker/Harley Criminal Sanity
1.7 - Batman/Superman
1.7 - Detective Comics (1018)
1.6 - Detective Comics (1019)
1.6 - Justice League
1.6 - Superman
1.4 - Action Comics (1018)
1.4 - Action Comics (1019)
1.3 - Detective Comics Annual
1.3 - Year of the Villain Hell Arisen
1.3 - Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy
1.3 - Legion of Super-Heroes
1.1 - Flash (85)
1.1 - The Batman’s Grave
1.1 - Flash (86)
1.1 - Green Lantern Blackstars
1.1 - Flash (87)
0.9 - Catwoman
0.9 - Justice League Dark (18)
0.9 - Flash Forward
0.9 - The Question The Deaths of Vic Sage
0.9 - Shazam!
0.9 - Suicide Squad
0.9 - Harley Quinn
0.8 - Justice League Dark (19)
0.8 - Young Justice
0.7 - Supergirl
0.7 - Nightwing
0.7 - Lois Lane
0.7 - Batman Beyond (39)
0.7 - Teen Titans
0.6 - Aquaman
0.6 - Justice League Odyssey
0.6 - Batman and the Outsiders 
0.6 - Batman Beyond (40)
0.6 - Batgirl (42)
0.6 - Batgirl (43)
0.6 - Red Hood Outlaw (41)
0.6 - Red Hood Outlaw (42)
0.5 - Detective Comics FE
0.5 - Hawkman
0.5 - Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
0.4 - The Terrifics (23)
0.4 - Martian Manhunter
0.4 - The Terrifics (24)
0.4 - Metal Men
0.4 - Superman Giant
0.4 - Freedom Fighters
0.4 - Gotham City Monsters
0.3 - Wonder Twins
0.3 - Aquaman Giant
0.3 - Burning Rage
0.2 - Dial H for Hero (10)
0.2 - Dial H for Hero (11)
0.2 - Birds of Prey Giant


‘Vertigo’ (Young Animal, Sandman Universe, Hill House, non-DCU Black Label): Average: 14,443. Median: 14,711. No.: 12. Total: 173,315.

1.7 - Daphne Byrne
1.5 - Basketful of Heads
1.2 - Far Sector
1.2 - The Dollhouse Family
1.2 - The Low Low Woods
1.2 - John Constantine Hellblazer
0.8 - The Last God
0.7 - The Dreaming
0.6 - The Books of Magic (15)
0.6 - Lucifer
0.6 - The Books of Magic (16)
0.5 - House of Whispers

Young Animal Average: 17,928 (1 title). Sandman Universe Average: 10,330 (6 titles). Hill House Average: 20,361 (4 titles). Other Black Label average: 11,967 (1 title). 


Digital First, All Ages & Other: Average: 9,119. Median: 9,082. No.: 6. Total: 54,716.

1.7 - He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse
1.5 - RWBY
1.3 - Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant
0.7 - DC Super-Hero Girls Giant
0.5 - gen:Lock
0.3 - 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 for Gifted Children; 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 March 4, 2020 on Yet Another Comics Blog.


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