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1. Books A Million Selling Variants Online and Getting DC from Diamond

Princess-LeiaThis may well spoil things for people trying to flip variants on eBay, but it looks like Books A Million will let you order (and pre-order) variant covers off their website.  And it looks like they’re expanding how many different publishers they’re getting variants from:

And that Princess Leia link is for the sketch variant.  Yes, BAM now has variants and sketch variants for some of the Star Wars titles.  A Marvel variant will set you back $7.99, but a sketch variant is $9.99  Start saving your pennies, kids.

There are a lot more variants available than just those, with Marvel leading the way in terms of volume.  On the BAM site, the publisher of the comics is always listed as “Diamond Comic” or “Diamond Comic Magazine,” amusingly reminding use where these are coming from.  I’d take as a good sign for how BAM’s doing with non-returnable fare that they’re adding all these variants and from all sorts of publishers.

And then there’s DC.  BAM lists a few DC titles online.  Here’s Convergence #1.  It’s not listed as being an exclusive cover, but it’s got “Diamond Comic Magazine” as the publisher and an ISBN number:

  • ISBN-13: 9781492472070
  • ISBN-10: 1492472077

Here’s the link for Convergence: Suicide Squad #1, which BAM has listed as a hardcover (almost certainly an error).

DC did not get back to me about why some of their titles are showing up on BAM’s site as Diamond titles, but since they’re not listed as variants, it’s entirely possible they weren’t aware those listings existed.

In the meantime, if variants are your thing, you don’t have to pay a jacked up price for the BAM variants on eBay if the title in question is still available on their website.


Have you read Todd’s book Economics of Digital Comics?  You can also ignore him on Twitter at@Real_Todd_Allen

 

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2. Entertainment Round-up: Supergirl pulls a Smallville and casts Dean Cain and Helen Slater, Lucifer is cast, Thor and Aquaman speak out

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Between some casting news and a few choice interviews, it was a busier 24 hours than most in the entertainment news cycle. Here are the headlines of interest for the weekend:

– CBS’ Supergirl added a few Superman franchise vets yesterday as both Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Helen Slater (Supergirl, the movie) have signed on for the series. It isn’t the first time these two have re-joined the DC Universe, both appeared in Smallville at different times: Cain as a Vandal Savage-like immortal scientist, and Slater as Lara-El. Their roles are being kept under wraps this time around.

– FOX’s Lucifer has found its lead as well, as British thespian Tom Ellis (Rush, Miranda) will be playing the former Lord of Hell who now helps the LAPD punish criminals.

– On the Avengers: Age of Ultron side of things, we have some new character posters promoting the film including The Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Nick Fury:

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Collider also has a great interview with Chris Hemsworth that’s worth a look at if you’re curious where Marvel may be taking Thor specifically. There’s one bit of exchange I found interesting, where Hemsworth slightly hints at why Thor: The Dark World wasn’t as necessarily successful as the first Thor:

What’s something Thor gets to do in this film that he hasn’t done before in the other fims?

HEMSWORTH: He’s loosened up a bit. I think we lost some of the humor and the naïveté, that sort of fish out of water quality of Thor from the first film into the second one. There were things I loved about what we did in the second one too, tonally, but that sense of fun… I would have liked it to be there a bit more, and Joss I think felt the same way.  So there’s more humor in Thor or at least because he’s been on Earth, he’s a little more accessible now.  He’s off Asgard now so he doesn’t have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more.  It’s sort of a box, which is tough to step out of on Asgard.  You know, that stuff just looks out of place whereas here, he can have a gag with the guys and he can throw away lines and be a party scene with them in civilian clothes, which is nice.

– Speaking of regal superheroes, Jason Momoa chatted briefly with EW while promoting Sundance TV’s The Red Road, and of course Aquaman came up. At one point he compares his DCU experience with that of Conan The Barbarian:

The whole mythology of Aquaman is pretty amazing. There’s so many things to tell, and there’s a whole backstory that’s just amazing. There’s a lot of surprises coming. I think, yeah, he’s been cast aside. But, um [laughs] times are going to change now, buddy. Conan was really hard, because you have 15 different types of fans and so many things to respect and honor. To do it right it’s got to be bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody-bloody, and not a lot of people go see that anymore. It’s not the ’80s anymore. It’s a really hard format. We busted ass, but there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen on that one. What’s great about this is Zack, man. We don’t want to just reinvent it, but he’s a got a whole idea of what Aquaman should be and I’m really honored to be playing it. I’m excited for the world to see it.

He also more or less confirmed that Aquaman’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is fairly small and filming for Justice League has not begun yet.

 

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3. Archie taps Obscure Video Game Licenses from Sega and Capcom for Worlds Unite

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Archie previously revealed that the Worlds Unite crossover is going to feature two huge video game characters (Mega Man and Sonic) teaming up together. The publisher confirmed several more beloved franchises from Sega and Capcom that are coming out to play in the storyline. A brand new teaser from the crossover shows some wish fulfillment that you wouldn’t believe. Everything from Golden Axe to the obscure Alex Kidd franchises are contained in the full scope of this crossover. Here’s a quick lowdown on some of the different franchises teased in the image released today from the publisher.

Let’s kick things off with Sega:

Alex Kidd

  • First Appearance: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986)
  • Why do we care?
  • Kidd was Sega’s answer to Mario in the late 80s, and while he hasn’t been seen in a little while, we still have a soft spot for the Kidd.

Billy Hatcher

  • First Appearance: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (2003)
  • Why do we care?
  • Anything from Sonic Team is worth a second look.

Golden Axe

  • First Appearance: Golden Axe (1989)
  • Why do we care?
  • College.

NiGHTS

  • First Appearance: NiGHTS into Dreams… (1996)
  • Why do we care?
  • NiGHTS was one of the first games to take advantage of the video game art form featuring a heroine flying around on the Sega Saturn.

Skies of Arcadia

  • First Appearance: Skies of Arcadia (2000)
  • Why do we care?
  • The game is an early 3D RPG sporting good characters and a strong setting.

Panzer Dragoon

  • First Appearance: Panzer Dragoon (1995)
  • Why do we care?
  • Dazzling visuals and a unique approach to gameplay made this game an essential entry into the Sega Saturn library of games.

Onto the Capcom games:

Breath of Fire

  • First Appearance: Breath of Fire (1993)
  • Why do we care?
  • Breath of Fire is a Japanese title early on in the NES library that contained an actual plot and cast of fleshed out characters.

Ghosts N’ Goblins

  • First Appearance: Ghosts N’ Goblins (1985)
  • Why do we care?
  • Ghost and Goblins was one of the first games that really challenged gamers on consoles while still being fun and intuitive to play.

Monster Hunter

  • First Appearance: Monster Hunter (2004)
  • Why do we care?
  • While the game initially may seem archaic to some American gamers, there’s something mystifying and deceptively simple about the original Monster Hunter that makes it an incredible game to play.

Street Fighter

  • First Appearance: Street Fighter (1987)
  • Why do we care?
  • Street Fighter earned it’s acclaim as a staple game among fans in the arcade fighting scene.

Okami

  • First Appearance: Okami (2006)
  • Why do we care?
  • Okami took it’s time melding Japanese folklore with a more cerebral Zelda-style game design.

Viewtiful Joe

  • First Appearance: Viewtiful Joe (2003)
  • Why do we care?
  • This is one of those major gamecube built around the personality of the main character that can rewind time. Viewtiful Joe was an original idea in the space of video games.

A full prologue is launching along with Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd from Archie, after that this comic is directly spinning off into an epic 12-part crossover. Thanks to Comics Alliance for the cover. The tale is broken up into a flipbook featuring separate Mega Man and Sonic versions. Ian Flynn is writing the story. The Sonic comic includes art from Adam Bryce Thomas, with the Mega Man portion complete with art contributions from Patrick Spaziante, Jonathan Hill, Powree, Ryan Jampole and Jamal Peppers.

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4. Matt Wayne on What Dwayne McDuffie Meant To Comics

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Although it’s in Playboy, it’s SFW and a must read: former Milestone managing editor Matt Wayne on his friend, the late great Dwayne McDuffie:

“I’m 22 and I haven’t done anything with my life!”

That was my friend Dwayne, speaking to me in his dorm room in February 1984. Nine years after he got his name in the papers by attending the University of Michigan at age 13 (but only for a year — turns out, even genius kids need to be around their peers). Seven years after the Detroit News named him one of its All State high-school basketball players. A year after a crisis of conscience turned him away from his undergraduate research into the properties of thermocouples — he learned his work had been applied to missile guidance systems — which started his writing career in earnest. And three years before he became the first African-American to create a Marvel comic.

 
There was only one Dwayne, but his memory lives on with the Dwayne McDuffie Award being presented this weekend at the Lonb Beach Comics Expo. I’m extremely proud to have been associated with this first award, and thrilled with the final list of nominees. We have a long way to go to live in the world that Dwayne may have dreamed of, but that doesn’t mean we should give up.

Today is the next to last day of Black History Month. I don’t always mark it with content here at the Beat because I think there should be 12 months a year of black history and women’s history and queer history and Asian history and every kind of history. Confining any minority to their own month is ultimately counter productive. I don’t always succeed but at the Beat I try to create an atmosphere that invites diversity….and NOT just women writing about women or writers of color writing about those issues. I think that’s confining too.

That said, there were some good BHM pieces, and here’s one: Reggie Hudlin, Jamar Nicholass Jerry Craft and Brandon Thomas talking about comics with Danica Davidson. More to come.

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5. Rio Rancho mom “incredibly disturbed” by finding “Palomar” in school library

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Sadly I can’t embed the local news scare quotes story here but the transcript is almost as good. A mother in Rio Rancho, NM found her son had checked out Gilbert Hernandez’ PALOMAR from the school library, and then things got dangerous!


She said her son checked out the book “Palomar” from the Rio Rancho High School library Wednesday.

The 14-year-old thought it might be a Magna, or Japanese-style comic book. There are cartoon-like characters, but Lopez said she found 30 disturbing images in the book.

“I started to find child pornography pictures and child abuse pictures and I was like, ‘No. That’s not going to happen in my house,’” she said.

Online, “Palomar” is described as a graphic novel written by Gilbert Hernandez.


Even more incredibly the book—which reprints Hernandez’s acclaimed stories set in a small Mexican town from the first 10 issues or so of Love and Rockets—had been in the library since 2006! And no one noticed! The school library is investigating to find out HOW THIS HAPPENED?

How did it happen? Palomar is an acclaimed book by an acclaimed author, probably.

That said, the Palomar tales are definitely full of pee-pees, woo-woos and lots and lots of bazingas. It is a haunting, adult story of love, sex, betrayal, memory and loss. No one in comics draws guys with their dinguses hanging out quite the way Beto does. That said, as wonderful as this material is, school libraries are under a lot of pressure over standards, and Palomar is definitely rather adventurous material.

I would link to some images by my ad network won’t allow it. UPDATE: Jen Vaughan has a dingus parade! Thanks Jen!

Anyway, this seems like a tempest in a teapot with some deliberately misleading scary inaccurate quotes. Will it blow over as virtually every similar scandal—PARENT led protests, that is, not government led ones like the removal of Persepolis from Chicago schools—in recent years has? We’ll see.

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UPDATED 2: ON a more serious note, the CBLDF is responding to this with help and information:

Needless to say, Palomar is not actually a collection of child porn — Publishers Weekly called it “a superb introduction to the work of an extraordinary, eccentric and very literary cartoonist” and it often draws comparisons to the magic realism of novelists such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The book collects Hernandez’s “Heartbreak Soup” stories which originally appeared in the Love and Rockets series, a collaboration with his brothers Jaime and Mario. Gilbert Hernandez’s stories focus on the interconnected lives of characters from one family in the fictional South American town of Palomar.

Although filtered by KOAT’s biased reporting Rio Rancho Public Schools officials’ characterization of the book as “clearly inappropriate” is worrisome. We certainly hope that the said officials are up to speed on their district’s policy on Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials, which says in part:


Review of questioned (“challenged”) materials will be treated objectively, unemotionally, and as a routine matter. Criticisms of print and non-print materials must be submitted in writing on a Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form obtained from the librarian at the library/media center where the material is housed and submitted to the Superintendent of schools. The Request must be signed and include specific information as to author, title, publisher, and definite citation of objection.

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6. Kickstarter alert: Comic Book People 2: Photographs from the 1990s by Jackie Estrada

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Somehow I have neglected to mention until this moment that Jackie Estrada is crowdfunding a second book of photos taken at conventions over the years, this one focusing on the 90s.

The first volume was a roaring success. This second one (Despite not having me on the cover) looks to be just as good. And the perks are excellent.

This volume covers youthful looks for most of today’s superstars.

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That’s Frank MIller, Neil Gaiman, Bill Sienkiewicz, Bernie Wrightson and Dave Gibbons from 1991.

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And Chris Ware and the late Kim Thompson from 1993.

There’s also a very rare photo from an event that I didn’t think any photos existed for, the VERY FIRST Freinds of Lulu Meeting at the Cafe Lulu in San Diego:

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That’s Cat Yronwode, Lee Marrs, unknown, the late Kim Yale, Martha Thomases and Maggie Thompson. Veteran warriors all.

Anyway, this kickstarter is at the “halfway done 50% funded” spot, so it could use a little kick.

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7. RIP Leonard Nimoy

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After being taken to the hospital complaining of chest pains a few days ago, actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83. He’d been suffering from COPD in recent years.

Nimoy portrayed Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series and became the first mass media nerd icon, a symbol of SF via his pointed ears, Vulcan salute and Vulcan Nerve Pinch. Images of Spock were shorthand for early nerd culture, and Nimoy’s sensitive portrayal of the emotion-repressing half-human Vulcan was one of the best things about any and all Treks he appeared in.

Nimoy the man was generally loved, and held a gentle philosophy that carried him well through life. He wrote a book of poems called “I Am Not Spock” published in the 70s as a protest against his best known role, but later on fully embraced his part in pop culture history. He retired from conventions in 2011 although he appeared in Fringe and Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Although he and William Shatner had a sometimes testy relationship, in their twilight years, they became good friends, and NImoy was best man at Shatner’s most recent wedding. The two reunited for a car commercial last year.

Nimoy also made an album, and even among bad album aficionados, this was one of the worst. I won’t speak ill of the dead, but google Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

Twitter is pouring out it’s remembrances now.

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8. Entertainment Round-Up: Blade Runner 2, Supergirl gets a potential Cyborg Superman, new Daredevil images, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Hooray, it’s Friday! My weekend is going to be filled with Cowboy Bebop and early Miyazaki as I try to give anime a proper go. Hopefully your plans are even more fun! Here are your Friday morning headlines:

– It’s now official, Harrison Ford is returning for a sequel to Blade Runner, and replacing Ridley Scott in the director’s chair will be Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Enemy, Prisoners). The new film will be scripted by Hampton Fancher, who co-wrote the original, and comics-scribe/Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green (who is also working on the sequel to Prometheus). This story will take place several decades after the end of the first and is based on an idea of Scott and Fancher’s.

Does the world really need a sequel to Blade Runner? Probably not, and I say that as someone who thinks Blade Runner is the best science fiction film ever made. Though I can’t help but be curious as to what Villeneuve may bring to the table visually.

– CBS’ Supergirl continues to add to its cast as David Harewood (Homeland) will be joining the cast as Hank Henshaw, better known to comic fans as Cyborg Superman. In this series, Henshaw will be an ex-CIA agent that now heads up the Department of Extra-Normal Operations which monitors extraterrestrial threats to the planet. Sounds like an antagonist to me.

The series has also enlisted Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) to play Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Kara’s adopted sister. It’s worth noting, that every cast member added to Supergirl thus far has either been a female or a person of color, which I find to be a wonderfully exciting development.

– By way of the folks at Latino Review, here are some new Daredevil images from Empire:

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– Last up, we have a nice poster by Gabrielle Dell’Oto for the upcoming March 3rd mid-season premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. focusing on the changes occurring in Skye and Raina:

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9. The CW aims for a superhero team-up series featuring Firestorm, The Atom, Black Canary and Captain Cold

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It looks as though The CW is going to have its own Avengers after all, or at least a live-action Brave and the Bold style team-up show…

Deadline has reported tonight that the network is developing a multi-superhero series featuring some of the characters that have debuted in Arrow and The Flash, including The Atom (Brandon Routh), Firestorm (Victor Garber and Robbie Amell), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Black Canary (Caity Lotz). The latter is particularly odd, as Lotz’s version of the character died this season on Arrow.

There must be a Lazarus Pit somewhere, or her stories are set in the past perhaps?

Also, the report states three new DC characters that haven’t appeared yet in either existing series will debut in the new team-up show. Given that Vixen is appearing in a new animated series on CW Seed, it’d be a safe bet to assume that she might be one those referenced.

Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter will reportedly executive produce this new project, which may skip the pilot stage altogether and head straight to a series order.

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10. Indie Month-to-Month Sales December 2014: It’s a Bitch Planet type month

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By Kate Reynolds

December felt like a rough month for comics, with seven titles seeing a drop of over 40% of their readers. The month wasn’t all bad, however, as it also saw the release of Bitch Planet from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. It had the highest release of December, followed by Rumble (Image), Hellboy and the BRPD (Dark Horse), and The Valiant (Valiant Entertainment).

This month 133 independent titles hit the top 300 list, which is down from last month’s total of 140. Despite the loss of seven title, indie sales were up 1.2% with 1,506,427 issues sold compared to last month’s 1,488,193. That brings the average number of comics sold to 11,327 which is also up from last month. Nice to end the year on a positive note!

In terms of individual publisher, Image leads the pack with 9.89% retail market share and a 10.40% unit market share, which is slightly down from November. IDW picked up this slack with a 6.10% retail market share and a 4.17% unit market share, followed by Dark Horse with a 3.47% retail market share and a 2.95% unit market share. Boom! Studios came out ahead of Dynamite this month, with a 2.66% retail market share and 2.82% unit market share compared to Dynamite’s 2.58% retail market share and 2.26% unit market share.

UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates only.

12.) Walking Dead #135 (Image)
10/1/2014    WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)    326,334    (+367.5)
10/1/2014    WALKING DEAD #133 (MR)    69,561    (-78.7%)
11/1/2014    WALKING DEAD #134 (MR)    68,093    (-2.1%)
12/1/2014    WALKING DEAD #135 (MR)    67,361    (-1.1%)

Unsurprisingly, the Walking Dead continues to be the king of indie comics. Slight decrease this month, but still going strong.

41.) Wytches #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    WYTCHES #1 (MR) 67,996   
11/1/2014    WYTCHES #2 (MR) 58,345    (-14.2%)
12/1/2014    WYTCHES #3 (MR) 43,240    (-25.9%)

This stellar series from Scott Snyder and JOCK is still finding it’s footing, but 40k readers is nothing to scoff at for a third issue.

50.) Bitch Planet #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    BITCH PLANET #1 (MR) [*]    $3.50    IMA    39,011

Strong debut for this #noncompliant title from Kelley Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. With only one issue out before the end of 2014, many “Best Of” lists still included Bitch Planet. I’ll be interested to see what kind of second issue drop it has, but in the meantime you should just read this book.

54.) Outcast #6 (IMAGE)
6/1/2014    OUTCAST #1 71,788   
7/1/2014    OUTCAST #2    55,126    (-23.2%)
8/1/2014    OUTCAST #3    46,717    (-15.2%)
9/1/2014    OUTCAST #4    45,401    (-2.8%)
11/1/2014    OUTCAST #5     39,967    (-12.0%)
12/1/2014    OUTCAST #6    36,354    (-9.0%)

We’re still seeing some steady drops for this title.

56.) East of West #16 (Image)
6/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #12    7,056    (-3.7%)
7/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #13    26,531    (-1.9%)
7/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #14    26,361    (-0.6%)
9/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #15    25,593    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #16    35,920    (+40.3%)

Huge upswing this month as East of West beings “Year Two”.

63.) Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    TOOTH & CLAW #1 (MR)        41,181   
12/1/2014    AUTUMNLANDS T&C #2 (MR) [*]    33,272    (-19.2%)

Even with a slight title change, this comic managed to only suffer a standard second issue drop.

92.) Afterlife with Archie #7 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2013    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1    41,533   
11/1/2013    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2    19,188    (-53.8%)
1/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #3    24,266    (+26.5%)
3/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4    24,165    (-0.4%)
5/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5    27,071    (+12%)
7/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6    25,702    (-5.1%)
12/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7    27,157    (+5.7%)

An increase in sales this month for Afterlife with Archie, although if it holds true to pattern we’ll see a decrease next month.

112.) Sex Criminals #9 (Image)
3/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #5 (MR)    22,593    (+0.07%)
6/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #6 (MR)    26,309    (+16.4%)
8/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #7 (MR)    24,385    (-7.3%)
10/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #8 (MR)    23,938    (-1.8%)
12/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #9 (MR)    22,597    (-5.6%)

Another decrease for Sex Criminals, but it’s holding steady in the lower 20k range.

113. Rumble #1 (Image)
113    12/1/2014    RUMBLE #1 (MR)     22,527

I’m going to go ahead and say that 20k readers for a comic about a Warrior Scarecrow God is a pretty solid debut.

114.) Hellboy and the BRPD (Dark Horse)
12/1/2014    HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1    22,368

It’s Hellboy, it’s Mike Mignoala (and John Arcudi, Alex Maleev, David Steward), so naturally it’s the best-selling Dark Horse comic to come out this month.

115.) Wicked & Divine #6 (IMAGE)
6/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #1 (MR)    42,948   
7/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #2 (MR)    27,962    (-34.9%)
8/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR)    27,208    (-2.7%)
9/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #4 (MR)    25,668    (-5.7%)
10/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #5 (MR)    25,424    (-1.0%)
12/1/2014    WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)    22,159    (-12.2%)

The second story arc of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie’s, and Matt Wilson’s irreverent and blasphemous comic starts off by…alienating readers? I just finished the first trade, and I’m itching for more, so this drop feels a bit anomalous.

119.) Low #5 (Image)
7/1/2014    LOW #1 (MR)    43,340    --
8/1/2014    LOW #2 (MR)    28,426    (-34.4%)
9/1/2014    LOW #3 (MR)    24,308    (-14.5%)
10/1/2014    LOW #4 (MR)    23,530    (-3.2%)
12/1/2014    LOW #5 (MR)    21,584    (-8.2%)

Another drop for Low, which might drop below 20,000 next month.

121.) The Valiant (Valiant)
12/1/2014    THE VALIANT #1    21,364

For all of you feeling concerned for Valiant, this new mini-series combining the talents of Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera had a strong debut.

132.) Black Science #11 (Image)
7/1/2014    BLACK SCIENCE #7 (MR)        28,147    (+13.1%)
9/1/2014    BLACK SCIENCE #8 (MR)        22,429    (-20.3%)
10/1/2014    BLACK SCIENCE #9 (MR)        21,639    (-3.5%)
10/1/2014    BLACK SCIENCE #10 (MR)    21,125    (-2.4%)
12/1/2014    BLACK SCIENCE #11 (MR)    19,688    (-6.8%)

Slight drop.

140. Southern Bastards #6 (Image)
4/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (MR)    38,029   
5/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 (MR)    25,811    (-32.1%)
7/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3 (MR)    21,313    (-17.4%)
9/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #4 (MR)    22,317    (+4.7%)
10/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #5 (MR)    21,932    (-1.7%)
12/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #6 (MR)    18,637    (-15.0%)

Sizable drop.

142.) They're Not Like Us #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)    $2.99    IMA    18,015

Strong debut, even with a standard 20-30% drop we should still see the next issues above the 10k mark.

143.) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW)
11/1/2013    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #13    35,653    (+50.5%)
12/1/2013    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #14    22,990    (-35.5%)
1/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #15    27,461    (+19.4%)
2/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #16    26,942    (-1.9%)
3/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17    26,683    (-0.9%)
4/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18    26,091    (-2.2%)
5/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #19    22,820    (-12.5%)
6/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20    20,711    (-9.2%)
7/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #21    20,871    (+0.8%)
8/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #22    21,642    (+3.7%)
9/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #23    19,491    (-9.9%)
10/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #24    20,762    (+6.5%)
11/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic#25    26,619    (+28.2%)
12/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship is Magic#26    17,454    (-34.4%)

A significant drop this month after a significant climb in the previous month. My Little Pony often bounces back from drops, but this may just be a case of attrition finally catching up to the ponies.

144.) Star Trek Planet of the Apes #1 (IDW)
12/1/2014    STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1    17,307

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Star Trek fans are the best fans to have on your side…if you’re looking for strong sales.

151.) BTVS Seasons 10 #10 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #5    18,827    (-2.8%)
8/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #6    18,121    (-3.7%)
9/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #7    17,701    (-2.3%)
10/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #8    17,729    (+1.6%)
11/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #9    17,067    (-3.7%)
12/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #10    16,448    (-3.6%)

Some minor attrition.

155.) Escape from New York #1 (Boom! Studios)
12/1/2014    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1    $3.99    BOO    15,450

I love that this is the SECOND Kurt Russell property that Boom! Studios has recently put out. I, and fifteen thousand other members of society, have been waiting a long time for this.

158.) TMNT Ghosbusters #3 (IDW)
10/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 21,223   
11/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2    16,624    (-21.7%)
12/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #3    15,264    (-8.2%)

Minor third-issue drop. Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening continue to masterfully capture the tone of both franchises, providing laughs and warm fuzzies to all who read this series.

159.) My Little Pony: Friends Forever #12 (IDW)
7/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7    19,850    (+9.5%)
8/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #8    17,444    (-12%)
9/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #9    16,803    (-3.7%)
10/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #10    16,587    (-1.3%)
11/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #11    15,630    (-5.8%)
12/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #12    15,202    (-2.7%)

Minor attrition.

160.) TMNT Ongoing (IDW)
2/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #31    $3.99    IDW    14,684    (-2.0%)
3/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #32    $3.99    IDW    15,040    (+2.4%)
5/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #33    $3.99    IDW    16,736    (+11.2%)
6/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #34    $3.99    IDW    17,442    (+4.2%)
6/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #35    $3.99    IDW    15,174    (-13.0%)
7/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #36    $3.99    IDW    15,415    (+1.6%)
8/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #37    $3.99    IDW    15,470    (+0.4%)
10/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #38    $3.99    IDW    15,498    (+0.2%)
10/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #39    $3.99    IDW    15,235    (-1.7%)
11/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #40    $3.99    IDW    14,734    (-3.3%)
12/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #41    $3.99    IDW    14,970    (+1.6%)

Some mostly minor ups and downs have this series going relatively steady for the last ten issues. Turtle Power!

166.) Birthright #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #1     $2.99    IMA    27,234   
11/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #2    $2.99    IMA    18,484    (-32.1%)
12/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #3    $2.99    IMA    14,247    (-22.9%)

This title still hasn’t found it’s happy place.

163 & 169.) Doctor Who 11th #6 & #5 (Titan)
8/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #1    41,068   
9/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #2    15,947    (-61.2)
10/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #3    14,854    (-6.9%)
10/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #4    13,411    (-9.7%)
12/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #5     13,477    (+0.5%)
12/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 11TH #6     14,538    (+7.9%)

An increase in both issues released this month. Color me impressed!

167.) Doctor Who 12th #3 (Titan)
 
10/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 12TH #1    33,891   
11/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 12TH #2     15,277    (-54.9%)
12/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 12TH #3     14,144    (-7.4%)

Much smaller drop this month, a smidgen below the 11th Doctor on this same issue.

168.) Doctor Who 10th #5 (Titan)
7/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 10TH #1    39,707   
8/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 10TH #2    10,410    (-73.8%)
10/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 10TH #3    14,608    (+40.30%)
11/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 10TH #4     14,296    (-2.1%)
12/1/2014    DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5     13,743    (-3.9%)

Minor drop. If we’re going strictly by comic readers, the 11th Doctor is the crowd favorite.

171.) Alien vs. Predator Fire and Stone #3 (Dark Horse)
10/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1     20,319   
11/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2    13,942    (-31.4%)
12/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3    13,261    (-4.9%)

Still selling solid for a mini series.

173.) Prometheus Fire and Stone #4 (Dark Horse)
9/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #1    19,468   
10/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #2    14,407    (-24.8%)
11/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #3    13,624    (-5.4%)
12/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #4    13,237    (-2.8%)

Finishing strong before the conclusion in Prometheus: Omega.

177.) Aliens Fire and Stone #4 (Dark Horse)
9/1/2013    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #1    19,878   
10/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #2    14,240    (-28.4%)
11/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #3    13,357    (-6.2%)
12/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #4    12,735    (-4.7%)

Minor drop.

182. Predator Fire and Stone (Dark Horse)
10/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 [*]    17,166   
11/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2    12,695    (-26.0%)
12/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3    12,128    (-4.5%)

Predator Fire and Stone may be trailing behind the other Fire and Stone series, but it’s still holding its own.

 175.) Manifest Destiny (Image)
6/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #7    21,500    (+44.8%)
7/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #8    15,060    (-29.9%)
8/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #9    14,672    (-2.6%)
9/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #10    14,312    (-2.4%)
10/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #11    13,620    (-4.8%)
12/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #12 12,987    (-4.6%)

Some standard attrition for the last few issues.

178.) Crossed Plus 100 #1 (Avatar)
12/1/2014    CROSSED PLUS 100 #1    12,666

I expected Alan Moore to attract more readers for this debut.

180.) Shaft #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    SHAFT #1 (MR)    12,430

A standard second issue drop should see this falling below the 10k mark by the second or third issue.

183.) Spawn #249 (Image)
7/1/2014    Spawn #245    12,090    (+2.1%)
8/1/2014    Spawn #246    13,343    (+10.4%)
10/1/2014    SPAWN #247    12,023    (-9.9%)
11/1/2014    SPAWN #248    11,934    (-0.7%)
12/1/2014    SPAWN #249    12,121    (+1.6%)

Slight increase this month sees Spawn holding steady.

184.) Nailbiter #8 (Image)
5/1/2014    NAILBITER #1 (MR)    22,746   
6/1/2014    NAILBITER #2 (MR)    15,193    (-33.2%)
7/1/2014    NAILBITER #3 (MR)    16,581    (+9.1%)
8/1/2014    NAILBITER #4 (MR)    14,706    (-11.3%)
9/1/2014    NAILBITER #5 (MR)    14,947    (+1.6%)
10/1/2014    NAILBITER #6 (MR)    13,340    (-10.8%)
11/1/2014    NAILBITER #7 (MR)    12,361    (-5.3%)
12/1/2014    NAILBITER #8 (MR)    12,096    (-2.1%)

Minor drop this month.

187 & 192.) Adventure Time #34 & #35 (Boom!)
7/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #30    14,487    (+5.1%)
8/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #31    14,099    (-2.7%)
10/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #32    12,632    (-10.4%)
10/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #33    11,929    (-5.6%)
12/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #34    11,442    (-4.1%)
12/1/2014    ADVENTURE TIME #35    11,138    (-2.7%)

Some attrition following a large drop in October.

191.) Copperhead #4 (Image)
9/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #1    24,272   
10/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #2    17,250    (-28.9%)
11/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #3    12,079    (-30.0%)
12/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #4    11,241    (-6.9%)

A smaller drop this month hopefully means the numbers will hold steadier for next.

193.) Django Zorro #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
11/1/2014    DJANGO ZORRO #1    15,468   
12/1/2014    DJANGO ZORRO #2    11,001    (-28.9%)

The drop falls within the average second-drop range, though it is on the higher end.

194.) Garbage Pail Kids #1 (IDW)
12/1/2014    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COMIC BOOK PUKETACULAR #1    10,996

I personally think some fads should stay in their decade, but ten thousand readers proved me wrong this month.

195.) Angel and Faith Season 10 #9 (Dark Horse)
8/1/2014    ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #5    11,957    (-4.1%)
9/1/2014    ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #6     11,593    (-3.5%)
10/1/2014    ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #7    11,457    (-1.2%)
11/1/2014    ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #8    11,129    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #9    10,946    (-1.6%)

If this series was a surgeon, I feel like it would have steady enough hands to operate on me.

196.) Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #1    10,814

Army of Darkness:Hitched debuted to similar numbers, and I expect it drop find its niche around the 5k mark.

199.) Shutter #7 (Image)
4/1/2014    SHUTTER #1 (MR)    18,984   
5/1/2014    SHUTTER #2 (MR)    12,267    (-35.4%)
6/1/2014    SHUTTER #3 (MR)    9,887    (-19.4%)
7/1/2014    SHUTTER #4 (MR)    9,107    (-7.9%)
8/1/2014    SHUTTER #5 (MR) 8,140    (-10.6%)
9/1/2014    SHUTTER #6 (MR)    7,499    (-7.9%)
12/1/2014    SHUTTER #7 (MR)    10,669    (+42.2%)

A huge spike in readers this month as Shutter begins its second story arc. I’m a huge fan of this series…and it’s not just because the main character and I share the same first name.

200.) Big Trouble in Little China #7 (Boom!)
6/1/2014    BTiLC #1    $3.99    BOO    24,160    --
7/1/2014    BTiLC #2    $3.99    BOO    14,838    (-38.6%)
8/1/2014    BTiLC #3    $3.99    BOO    14,076    (-5.1%)
9/1/2014    BTiLC #4    $3.99    BOO    13,370    (-5.0%)
10/1/2014   BTiLC #5    $3.99    BOO    12,598    (-5.8%)
11/1/2014   BTiLC #6    $3.99    BOO    11,483    (-8.9%)
12/1/2014   BTiLC #7    $3.99    BOO    10,482    (-8.7%)

Another steady drop for this title. I’m probably biased because of the number of Kurt Russel fans in my life, but I hope to see this stabilize soon.

201.) Drifter #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    DRIFTER #1 (MR)    $3.50    IMA    20,887   
12/1/2014    DRIFTER #2 (MR)    $3.50    IMA    10,443    (-50.0%)

An abnormally large second issue drop for indie comics.

202.) Chew #45 (Image)
2/1/2014    CHEW #40 (MR)    11,193    (-2.6%)
4/1/2014    CHEW #41 (MR)    10,835    (-3.2%)
6/1/2014    CHEW #42 (MR)    10,981    (-1.3%)
9/1/2014    CHEW #43 (MR)    10,777    (-1.9%)
11/1/2014   CHEW #44 (MR)    10,526    (-2.3%)
12/1/2014   CHEW #45 (MR)    10,407    (-1.1%)

Minor attrition at play for one of Image’s long running comics, even with a slight increase in cover price this month.

203.) Graveyard Shift #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1    10,388
205.) Wayward #5 (Image)
8/1/2014    WAYWARD #1 (MR)    29,240   
9/1/2014    WAYWARD #2 (MR)    15,053    (-48.5%)
10/1/2014    WAYWARD #3 (MR)    10,795    (-28.3%)
11/1/2014    WAYWARD #4 (MR)    10,318    (-2.3%)
12/1/2014    WAYWARD #5 (MR)    10,009    (-3.0%)

Minor attrition this month. While it might drop below 10k with the next issue, this comic definitely has a solid fanbase.

206.) Ragnarok #3 (IDW)
7/1/2014    RAGNAROK #1    15,598   
10/1/2014    RAGNAROK #2     12,941    (-17.0%)
12/1/2014    RAGNAROK #3     9,940    (-23.2%)

Ragnarok (the end) may come for this title if the numbers continue dropping like this. Pray to the gods (the Norse ones) that this doesn’t happen!

 207.) Star Trek Ongoing #39 (IDW)
6/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #34    10,216    (+4.8%)
7/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #35    10,089    (-1.2%)
8/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #36    10,017    (-0.7%)
9/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #37    9,893    (-1.2%)
11/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #38    10,150    (+2.6%)
12/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #39    9,931    (-2.2%)

Up last month, down this one.

209.) George Perez's Sirens (Boom!)
9/1/2014    GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #1    24,900   
12/1/2014    GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #2    9,837    (-60.5%)

A rather large second issue drop. It looked fascinating when it came to my attention, so the drop is surprising.

210.) Supreme Blue Rose #5 (Image)
7/1/2014    SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1 (Mr)    26,100    --
8/1/2014    SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2 (Mr)    16,268    (-37.7%)
9/1/2014    SUPREME BLUE ROSE #3 (Mr)    13,603    (-16.38%)
10/1/2014    SUPREME BLUE ROSE #4 (MR)    12,147    (-10.7%)
12/1/2014    SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5 (MR)    9,783    (-19.5%)

Another steep drop for Supreme Blue Rose.

 211.) Rasputin #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    RASPUTIN #1 (MR)    21,373   
11/1/2014    RASPUTIN #2 (MR)    11,693    (-45.3%)
12/1/2014    RASPUTIN #3 (MR)    9,775    (-16.4%)

The hits keep coming for Rasputin, which at least somewhat holds to historical accuracy.

 212.) Transformers More than Meets the Eye #36 (IDW)
11/1/2014    Transformers MTMTE #35     9,390    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    Transformers MTMTE #36     9,159    (-2.5%)

Minor losses as More than Meets the Eye heads into a new story arc.

 213.) X-Files Season 10 #19 (IDW)
7/1/2014    X-fILES SEASON 10 #14    10,850    (-5.6%)
8/1/2014    X-FILES SEASON 10 #15    10,581    (-2.5%)
9/1/2014    X-FILES SEASON 10 #16    10,067    (-4.9%)
10/1/2013   X-FILES SEASON 10 #17    9,865    (-2.0%)
11/1/2014   X-FILES SEASON 10 #18    9,915    (+0.5%)
12/1/2014   X-FILES SEASON 10 #19    9,121    (-8.0%)

Natural attrition for an unnatural book.

215.) Lady Demon #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    LADY DEMON #1    9,016
217.) Lumberjanes #9 (Boom!)
4/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #1    13,129    --
5/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #2    9,904    (-24.6%)
6/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #3    9,150    (-7.6%)
7/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #4    9,988    (+9.2%)
9/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #5    10,099    (+1.1%)
9/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #6    10,029    (-0.7%)
10/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #7    9,999    (-.3%)
11/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #8    9,543    (-4.6%)
12/1/2014    LUMBERJANES #9    8,917    (-6.6%)

Another drop, but this issue of Lumberjanes followed a spectacular finale to the first story arc, and gave readers some truly spooky storytelling.

218.) John Carter Warlord #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
135    11/1/2014    JOHN CARTER WARLORD #1    15,930   
218    12/1/2014    JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2 8,858    (-44.4%)

Large second issue drop.

219.) Bobs Burgers #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
8/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #1    20,157   
9/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #2    11,030    (-45.2%)
10/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #3    9,571    (-13.2%)
11/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #4    10,160    (+6.2%)
12/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #5    8,829    (-13.1%)

The increase last month may have been a fluke, as we see a large decrease this month.

220.) Revival #26 (Image)
5/1/2014    REVIVAL #20 (MR)    10,341    (-0.4%)
6/1/2014    REVIVAL #21 (MR)    9,808    (-5.2%)
7/1/2014    REVIVAL #22 (MR)    9,931    (-1.9%)
8/1/2014    REVIVAL #23 (MR)    9,425    (-5.9%)
10/1/2014    REVIVAL #24 (MR)    9,019    (-4.7%)
11/1/2014    REVIVAL #25 (MR)    9,535    (+5.7%)
12/1/2014    REVIVAL #26 (MR)    8,696    (-8.8%)

Sad to see another drop after last month’s bump, and not just because I really wanted to make more revival jokes.

221.) Alex + Ada #11 (Image)
5/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #6    9,869    (+1.1%)
6/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #7    9,579    (-2.9%)
8/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #8    9,453    (-1.3%)
10/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #9    9,370    (-0.9%)
11/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #10    8,946    (-4.5%)
12/1/2014    ALEX + ADA #11    8,619    (-3.7%)

Some natural attrition for Alex and Ada. The trope of “teaching a robot to love” may be a niche audience, but I am still a huge fan of this title.

222.) Sonic the Hedgehog #267 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265    8,869    (-1.7%)
11/1/2014    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #266    8,822    (-0.5%)
12/1/2014    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #267    8,608    (-2.4%)

Sonic continues to shake off minor attrition each month. He’s not afraid of anything as longs as he’s still got some rings.

225.) GI Joe (2014) #4 (IDW)
9/1/2014    GI JOE (2014) #1    6,848   
10/1/2014    GI JOE (2014) #2    9,708    (-42.4%)
11/1/2014    GI JOE (2014) #3     8,602    (-11.4%)
12/1/2014    GI JOE (2014) #4    8,282    (-3.7%)

A stabilizing drop this month for the GI Joe.

226.) Rai #5 (Valiant)
4/1/2014    RAI #1    29,137   
6/1/2014    RAI #2    13,448    (-53.8%)
7/1/2014    RAI #3    10,665    (-20.7%)
8/1/2014    RAI #4    9,394    (-12.4%)
12/1/2014    RAI #5     8,280    (-11.9%)

Another fast drop for Rai this month. I hesitate to call it attrition while the losses are still over 10%

227.) Squarriors #1 (Devil's Due)
12/1/2014    SQUARRIORS #1 (MR)    8,276

The first issue of Squarriors was funded via Kickstarter, with a total of 420 backers. While 8k may seem like a low debut number, it’s almost twenty times the initial number of Kickstarter backers. Not so bad then.

228.) Sonic Boom #2 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014    SONIC BOOM #1    17,228   
12/1/2014    SONIC BOOM #2    8,216    (-52.3)

Large second issue drop for Sonic Boom.

229.) Conan the Avenger #9 (Dark Horse)
8/1/2014    CONAN THE AVENGER #5    8,941    (-2.6%)
9/1/2014    CONAN THE AVENGER #6    8,820    (-1.4%)
10/1/2014    CONAN THE AVENGER #7    8,547    (-3.1%)
11/1/2014    CONAN THE AVENGER #8    8,250    (-3.5%)
12/1/2014    CONAN THE AVENGER #9    8,105    (-1.8%)

Slow and steady attrition.

230.) Godzilla Cataclysm #5 (IDW)
8/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #1    11,868   
9/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #2    8,859    (-25.4%)
10/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #3    8,624    (-2.7%)
11/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #4    7,981    (-7.5%)
12/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5    7,892    (-1.1%)

Minor losses this month.

232.) Tomb Raider #11 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #6    10,149    (-3.7%)
8/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #7    9,429    (-7.1%)
9/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #8    9,125    (-3.2%)
10/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #9    8,748    (-4.1%)
11/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #10    8,153    (-6.8%)
12/1/2014    TOMB RAIDER #11    7,730    (-5.25)

Attrition is a comic book’s worst enemy. If superheroes can’t fight it, why should Lara Croft be able to?

233.) Transformers: Drift - Empire of Stone #2 (IDW)
11/1/2014    TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #1    9,246   
12/1/2014    TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2    7,729    (-16.4%)

A pretty minor second issue drop as far as these things go.

234.) BRPD Hell on Earth #126 (Dark Horse)
6/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #120    8,127    (-2.2%)
7/2/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #121    8,092    (-0.4%)
8/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #122    8,004    (-1.1%)
9/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #123    7,762    (-3.0%)
10/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #124    7,759    (0.00%)
11/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #125    7,534    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126    7,535    (0.00%)

Minimal attrition, with readers staying ever faithful.

235.) Annihilator #5 (Random House)
9/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #1    10,345    --
10/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #2    6,482    (-37.3%)
11/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #3    8,383    (+29.3%)
12/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #4    7,519    (-10.3%)

The numbers have been up and down for Annihilator. We’ll look to next month’s numbers to establish a firmer trend.

238.) Intersect #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    INTERSECT #1 (MR)    18,292   
12/1/2014    INTERSECT #2 (MR)    7,437    (-59.3%)

A huge second issue drop for Intersect. I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that it will still be on next month’s charts.

239.) New Vampirella #7 (Dynamite Entertainment)
6/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #1    22,864   
7/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #2    9,445    (-58.7%)
8/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #3    8,732    (-7.5%)
9/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #4    8,287    (-5.1%)
10/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #5    7,784    (-6.1%)
11/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #6    7,378    (-5.2%)
12/1/2014    NEW VAMPIRELLA #7    7,417    (+0.5%)

A tiny upswing this month.

240.) X-O Manowar #31 (Valiant)
5/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #25    12,493    (+45.4%)
6/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #26    10,083    (-19.3%)
7/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #27    9,183    (-8.9%)
8/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #28    9,634    (+4.9%)
9/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #29    8,566    (-11.1%)
11/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #30    8,354    (-2.5%)
12/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #31    7,398    (-11.4%)

A significant drop after a month of semi-stability.

241.) Cowl #7 (Image)
5/1/2014    COWL #1 (MR)    20,851    --
6/1/2014    COWL #2 (MR)    13,569    (-34.9%)
7/1/2014    COWL #3 (MR)    11,604    (-14.5%)
8/1/2014    COWL #4 (MR)    10,893    (-6.1%)
9/1/2014    COWL #5 (MR)    9,852    (-9.6%)
11/1/2014    COWL #6 (MR)    8,208    (-16.7%)
12/1/2014    COWL #7 (MR)    7,343    (-10.5%)

Another significant drop this month, with no signs of stopping.

244.) Humans #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    HUMANS #1 (MR)    17,274   
12/1/2014    HUMANS #2 (MR)    7,132    (-58.7%)

I officially dub Decemeber the month of the ridiculous second issue drops.

246.) God Hates Astronauts #4 (Image)
9/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 (MR)    16,689   
10/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 (MR)    10,178    (-39.0%)
11/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #3 (MR)    8,017    (-21.2%)
12/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4 (MR)    7,008    (-12.6%)

While God Hates Astronauts is still dropping a bit more than average for a fourth issue, the drops do show signs of slowing down.

247.) Sonic Universe #71 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #68    7,438    (-1.8%)
10/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #69    7,378    (-0.8%)
11/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #70    7,161    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #71    6,998    (-2.3%)

Attrition.

248.) Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #19 (IDW)
3/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #10    6,677    (+0.2%)
4/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #11    6,917    (-3.6%)
5/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #12    7,890    (+14.1%)
6/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #13    6,980    (-11.5%)
7/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #14    7,144    (+2.3%)
8/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #15    7,156    (+0.2%)
9/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #16    7,181    (+0.3%)
10/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #17    7,167    (-0.2%)
11/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #18    7,065    (-1.4%)
12/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19    6,964    (-1.4%)

Some recent attrition, but the numbers are still slightly higher than they were just ten issues ago.

249.) Rachel Rising #30 (Abstract Studio)
4/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #25    7,378    --
6/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #26    7,260    (-1.6%)
8/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #27    7,319    (+.8%)
9/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #28    7,188    (-1.8%)
10/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #29    7,036    (-2.1%)
12/1/2014    RACHEL RISING #30    6,952    (-1.2%)

The losses for Rachel Rising are so minimal they’re almost not worth mentioning. Terry Moore’s masterpiece continues to have a cult following.

250.) War Stories #3 (Avatar Press)
10/1/2014    WAR STORIES #1 (MR)    9,487   
10/1/2014    WAR STORIES #2 (MR)    6,723    (-29.1%)
12/1/2014    WAR STORIES #3 (MR)    6,865    (+2.1%)

A third issue gain isn’t unheard of, but it is still applaud worthy.

251.) Bee and Puppycat #7 (Boom!)
5/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1    12,204    --
6/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2    7,557    (-38.1%)
8/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #3    8,031    (+6.3%)
9/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #4    7,556    (-5.9%)
10/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5    7,255    (-4.0%)
11/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6    7,055    (-2.8%)
12/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7    6,801    (-3.6%)

Continued attrition won’t stop my love of this title.

252.) Savage Dragon #200 (Image)
6/1/2013    Savage Dragon #181    4,556    (-0.8%)
10/1/2013    Savage Dragon #182    ????    ????
11/1/2013    Savage Dragon #183    4,603    ????
1/1/2013    Savage Dragon #184    4,366    (-5.1%)
3/1/2013    Savage Dragon #185    4,457    (+2.1%)
5/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #186    ????    ????
5/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #187    ????    ????
6/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #188    4,319    ????
7/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #189    ????    ????
8/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #190    5,078    ????
10/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #191    ????    ????
12/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #192    ????    ????
2/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #193    4,979    ????
4/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #194    ????    ????
6/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #195    ????    ????
7/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #196    ????    ????
8/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #197    ????    ????
9/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #198    ????    ????
10/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #199    ????    ????
12/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #200    6,798    ????

We haven’t exactly had solid numbers on Savage Dragon for some time. That said, the 200th issue managed to get the book back on the board, in spite of a $8.99 price tag.

253.) Goon Occasion of Revenge #4 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #1    9,736   
8/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #2    7,865    (-19.2%)
10/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #3    7,436    (-5.5%)
12/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #4    6,794    (-8.6%)

Just above average drop this month for Goon.

254.) Simpsons Comics #216 (Bongo)
3/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #210    6,334    (-2.7%)
4/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #211    6,390    (+0.9%)
6/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #212    6,619    (-3.6%)
7/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #213    ????    ----
8/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #214    7,079    ----
10/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #215    6,818    (-3.7%)
12/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #216    6,758    (-0.8%)

Negligible attrition.

257.) Justice Inc. #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
8/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #1    12,020   
9/1/2014    JUSTICE INC#2    8,651    (-28.0%)
10/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #3    7,546    (-12.8%)
11/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #4    7,057    (-6.5%)
12/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #5    6,660    (-5.6%)

Edging ever nearer stabilization.

258.) Abe Sapien #18 (Dark Horse)
 
2/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #10    7,995    (-6.1%)
3/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #11    7,825    (-2.1%)
5/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #12    7,559    (-3.4%)
6/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #13    7,674    (+1.5%)
7/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #14    7,469    (-2.7%)
8/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #15    7,244    (-3.0%)
9/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #16    7,143    (-1.4%)
10/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #17    6,998    (-2.0%)
12/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #18    6,652    (-4.9%)

Continued attrition makes this the poorest selling Hellboy adjacent title on the list.

259.) Mega Man #44 (Archie Comics)
8/1/2014    MEGA MAN #40    6,924    (-4.7%)
10/1/2014    MEGA MAN #41    6,899    (-0.4%)
10/1/2014    MEGA MAN #42    6,946    (+0.7%)
11/1/2014    MEGA MAN #43    6,771    (-2.5%)
12/1/2014    MEGA MAN #44    6,531    (-3.5%)

Mega Man continues to be very content in the 6k range.

260.) October Faction #3 (IDW)
10/1/2014    OCTOBER FACTION #1 [*]    9,181   
11/1/2014    OCTOBER FACTION #2 [*]    7,174    (-21.9%)
12/1/2014    OCTOBER FACTION #3 [*]    6,445    (-10.1%)

If the decreases slow down for the fourth issue – like many do – then we should see this on the board again next month.

261.) Shadow Show #2 (IDW)
11/1/2014    SHADOW SHOW #1    8,634   
12/1/2014    SHADOW SHOW #2    6,412    (-25.7%)

Standard second issue drop.

263.) GI Joe a Real American Hero #209 (IDW)
9/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #204    7,651    (+16.6%)
10/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #207    6,494    (-16.1%)
11/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #208    7,810    (+20.3%)
12/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209    6,344    (-18.8%)

There’s been some flip-flopping back and forth for the previous few issues. Ideally next month we’ll learn whether it’s trending up or down.

264.) Vampirella Feary Tales #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)
10/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #1    10,571   
11/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #2    6,607    (-37.5%)
12/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3    6,341    (-4.0%)

If the drops continue to be this small next month, I’ll officially commit to Feary Tales finding it’s niche.

265.) Little Nemo Return to Slumberland #3 (IDW)
8/1/2014    LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1 [*]    11,883   
10/1/2014    LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #2 [*]    8,130    (-31.6%)
12/1/2014    LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #3 [*]    6,320    (-22.3%)
266.) Uber #20 (Avatar Press)
7/1/2014    UBER #15 (MR)    7,456    (-0.5%)
8/1/2014    UBER #16 (MR)    7,082    (-5.0%)
9/1/2014    UBER #17 (MR)    6,934    (-2.1%)
10/1/2014    UBER #18 (MR)    6,684    (-3.6%)
10/1/2014    UBER #19 (MR)    6,436    (-3.7%)
12/1/2014    UBER #20 (MR)    6,303    (-2.1%)

Each month brings minor losses to Uber. From what I’ve heard about the book, these casualties might mirror the violence within the pages.

267.) Harbinger Faith #0 (Valiant)
12/1/2014    HARBINGER FAITH #0    6,170

I won’t lie, it’s not usually good to see a first issue so far down this list. However, there are occasionally increases after a zero issue, so we won’t say farewell yet.

268.) Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #6 (Boom!)
7/1/2014    ADV TIME BGA #1    $3.99    BOO    10,402   
8/1/2014    ADV TIME BGA #2    $3.99    BOO    8,287    (-20.4%)
10/1/2014   ADV TIME BGA #3    $3.99    BOO    7,977    (-3.7%)
10/1/2014   ADV TIME BGA #4    $3.99    BOO    7,453    (-6.6%)
11/1/2014   ADV TIME BTG #5    $3.99    BOO    6,514    (-12.6%)
12/1/2014   ADV TIME BTG #6    $3.99    BOO    6,148    (-5.6%)

The Banana Guard is definitely the black sheep of the Adventure Time family, but it seems to be stabilizing at least.

269.) Game of Thrones #23 (Dynamite Entertainment)
3/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #19 (MR)    7,043    (-6.3%)
4/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #20 (MR)    6,938    (-1.5%)
8/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #21 (MR)    7,010    (+1.0%)
11/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #22 (MR)    6,696    (-4.5%)
12/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #23 (MR)    6,120    (-8.6%)

Perhaps readership will increase with the advent of the next television season.

270.) TMNT New Animated Adventures #18 (IDW)
4/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #10    5,911    (-1.6%)
5/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #11    6,075    (+2.8%)
6/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #12    7,577    (+24.7%)
7/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13    7,158    (-5.5%)
8/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #14    6,420    (-10.3%)
9/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #15    7,589    (+18.2%)
10/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #16    ????    ????
11/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #17    6,228    ????
12/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18    6,084    (-2.1%)

Minor drop this month, although a bump up could happen at anytime it seems.

271.) Woods #8 (Boom!)
5/1/2014    WOODS #1    13,916    --
6/1/2014    WOODS #2    9,352    (-32.8%)
7/1/2014    WOODS #3    8,852    (-5.3%)
8/1/3014    WOODS #4    8,272    (-6.6%)
9/1/2014    WOODS #5    7,649    (-7.5%)
10/1/2014    WOODS #6    7,103    (-7.1%)
11/1/2014    WOODS #7    6,554    (-7.7%)
12/1/2014    WOODS #8    6,067    (-7.4%)

At this point a seven percent drop just seems standard.

272.) Unity #13 (Valiant)
3/1/2014    UNITY #5    12,268    (+15.3%)
4/1/2014    UNITY #6    9,351    (-23.8%)
5/1/2014    UNITY #7    8,653    (-7.5%)
6/1/2014    UNITY #8    9,442    (+9.1%)
7/1/2014    UNITY #9    8,485    (-10.1%)
8/1/2014    UNITY #10    8,491    0%
9/1/2014    UNITY #11    7,602    (-10.5%)
11/1/2014    UNITY #12    6,508    (-14.4%)
12/1/2014    UNITY #13    6,066    (-6.8%)

One of the smallest losses the title has taken yet!

273.) Abigail and the Snowman #1 (Boom!)
12/1/2014    ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1    6,050

Comics targeting children that aren’t based on previous intellectual property are always a hard sale. That doesn’t stop Abgail and the Snowman from being an adorable series.

274.) Samurai Jack #15 (IDW)
7/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #10    6,741    (-20.4%)
8/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #11    7,489    (+11.1%)
9/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #12    7,135    (-4.7%)
10/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #13    6,657    (-6.7%)
11/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #14    6,245    (-6.2%)
12/1/2014    SAMURAI JACK #15    6,023    (-3.6%)

Some attrition in the last few months.

275.) Spongebob Comics #39 (Universal)
8/1/2014    SPONGEBOB COMICS #35        6,491    ????
9/1/2014    SPONGEBOB COMICS #36        6,405    (-1.3%)
10/1/2014    SPONGEBOB COMICS #37        6,417    0.00%
11/1/2014    SPONGEBOB COMICS #38        6,201    (-3.4%)
12/1/2014    SPONGEBOB COMICS #39        6,007    (-3.1%)

Minuscule attrition.

276.) Sons of Anarchy #16 (Boom!)
6/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #10 (MR)    7,875    (-7.7%)
7/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #11 (MR)    7,394    (-5.9%)
8/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #12 (MR)    6,955    (-5.9%)
9/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #13 (MR)    6,506    (-6.5%)
10/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #14 (MR)    6,537    0.00%
11/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #15 (MR)    6,271    (-4.1%)
12/1/2014    SONS OF ANARCHY #16 (MR)    5,930    (-5.4%)

If the trend continues, this title may soon drop off the top 300 list.

278.) Skylanders #3 (IDW)
10/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #1 [*]    12,361   
11/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #2 [*]    7,665    (-38.0%)
12/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #3 [*]    5,882    (-23.2%)

Skylanders as a franchise already sees children clamoring for more. If it came down to a decision between a new Skylanders figure and a Skylanders comic, I’d probably choose the toy. That said, my friend reads these to her 2nd grade classroom and they adore each issue.

279.) God id Dead #25 (Avatar)
6/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #15 (MR)    8,262    (-1.3%)
7/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #16 (MR)    8,029    (-2.8%)
7/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #17 (MR)    7,759    (-3.4%)
8/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #18 (MR)    7,358    (-5.2%)
9/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #19 (MR)    6,857    (-6.8%)
9/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #20 (MR)    6,667    (-2.8%)
10/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #21 (MR)    6,579    (-1.3%)
10/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #22 (MR)    6,457    (-1.9%)
11/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #24 (MR)    5,902    (-8.6%)
12/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #25 (MR)    5,874    (-0.5%)

The readers held faithful this month as Avatar Press launched an over-sized edition to celebrate the title’s 25th issue. The $5.99 price tag may have scared off the new readers the comic hoped to attract with a new jumping on point.

280.) Eternal Warrior Days of Steel #2 (Valiant)
11/1/2014    ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1     6,785   
12/1/2014    ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #2    5,760    (-15.1%)

A lower than average second issue drop.

281.) Twilight Zone #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2013    Twilight Zone #1    21,723   
2/1/2014    Twilight Zone #2    11,537    (-46.9%)
3/1/2014    Twilight Zone #3    10,061    (-12.8%)
4/1/2014    Twilight Zone #4    9,014    (-10.4%)
5/1/2014    Twilight Zone #5    8,140    (-9.7%)
7/1/2014    Twilight Zone #6    7,528    (-7.5%)
7/1/2014    Twilight Zone #7    6,976    (-7.3%)
9/1/2014    Twilight Zone #8    6,633    (-4.7%)
10/1/2014    Twilight Zone #9    ????    ????
12/1/2014    Twilight Zone #10    5,680    ????

Back on the board after a month away.

282.) Flash Gordon #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)
4/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #1    $3.99    DE    14,398   
5/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #2    $3.99    DE    8,255    (-42.7%)
6/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #3    $3.99    DE    7,034    (-14.8%)
8/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #4    $3.99    DE    6,657    (-5.4%)
8/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #5    $3.99    DE    6,257    (-6.0%)
12/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #7    $3.99    DE    5,658    (-9.6%)

Another drop like this might see Flash Gordon drop off the charts.

283.) BSG Death of Apollo #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #1    5,626

I want to know what this debut says about fan feelings towards Apollo.

284.) Massive #30 (Dark Horse)
6/1/2012    Massive #1    22,173   
7/1/2012    Massive #2    16,600    (-25.1%)
8/1/2012    Massive #3    15,310    (-7.8%)
9/1/2012    Massive #4    13,427    (-12.3%)
10/1/2012   Massive #5    12,698    (-5.4%)
11/1/2012   Massive #6    11,455    (-9.8%)
12/1/2012   Massive #7    10,854    (-5.2%)
1/1/2013    Massive #8    10,206    (-6.0%)
2/1/2013    Massive #9     9,936    (-2.6%)
3/1/2013    Massive #10    9,795    (-1.4%)
4/1/2013    Massive #11    9,661    (-1.4%)
5/1/2013    Massive #12    9,489    (-1.8%)
6/1/2013    Massive #13    9,371    (-1.2%)
7/1/2013    Massive #14    8,983    (-4.1%)
8/1/2013    Massive #15    8,713    (-3.0%)
10/1/2013   Massive #16    8,345    (-4.2%)
11/1/2013   Massive #17    7,957    (-4.6%)
12/1/2013   Massive #18    7,770    (-2.3%)
1/1/2014    Massive #19    7,387    (-4.9%)
2/1/2014    Massive #20    6,976    (-5.6%)
3/1/2014    Massive #21    6,841    (-1.9%)
4/1/2014    Massive #22    6,650    (-2.8%)
5/1/2014    Massive #23    6,470    (-2.7%)
6/1/2014    Massive #24    6,372    (-1.5%)
7/1/2014    Massive #25    ????    ????
8/1/2014    Massive #26    6,144    ????
9/1/2014    Massive #27    ????    ????
10/1/2014    Massive #28    ???    ????
11/1/2014    MASSIVE #29    5,681    ????
12/1/2014    MASSIVE #30    5,622    (-1.0%)

In honor of the end of the Massive, here’s all the numbers we have on the series from start to finish.

285.) Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur's Gate (IDW)
10/1/2014    D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #1     9,341   
11/1/2014    D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #2     7,642    (-18.2%)
12/1/2014    D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #3     5,563    (-27.2%)

Such a large third issue drop does not bode well for this title, sadly.

288.) Fairy Quest Outcasts #2 (Boom!)
11/1/2014    FAIRY QUEST OUTCASTS #1    8,958   
12/1/2014    FAIRY QUEST OUTCASTS #2    5,389    (-39.8%)

Another above average second issue drop.

289.) Singery #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    SINERGY #1    9,380   
12/1/2014    SINERGY #2    5,309    (-43.4%)

Ditto.

290 & 295.) Crossed Badlands #67 & 68 (Avatar Press)
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #59 (MR)    5,991    ????
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #60 (MR)    5,991    0%
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #61 (MR)    ????    ????
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #62 (MR)    ????    ????
10/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #63 (MR)    ????    ????
10/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #64 (MR)    ????    ????
11/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #65 (MR)    5,410    ????
11/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #66 (MR)    5,303    (-2.0%)
12/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #67 (MR)    5,304    0%
12/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #68 (MR)    5,159    (-2.7%)

Attrition continues for Crossed Badlands.

291.) Shadow Midnight Moscow #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)
5/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #1    7,772   
6/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #2    ????    ????
8/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #3    5,735    ????
9/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #4    ????    ????
10/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #5    ????    ????
12/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #6    5,301    ????

Even without all the numbers, it’s clear that they keep dropping.

293.) Judge Dredd #26 (IDW)
1/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #15    6,296    (-14.1%)
2/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #16    6,456    (-2.5%)
3/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #17    6,475    (+0.3%)
4/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #18    6,274    (-3.1%)
5/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #19    6,152    (-1.9%)
7/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #20    ????    ????
7/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #21    ????    ????
9/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #22    5,715    ????
9/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #23    ????    ????
10/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #24    ????    ????
11/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #25    6,055    ????
12/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #26    5,184    (-14.4%)

A steep loss this month, but the title was relatively stable for most of 2014.

294.) GFT Grimm Fairy Tales #105 (Zenescope)
7/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 (MR)    11,722    (+56.9%)
8/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 (MR)    6,740    (-42.5%)
9/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #102 (MR)    6,462    (-4.1%)
10/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #103 (MR)    ????    ????
11/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #104 (MR)    5,341    ????
12/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #105 (MR)    5,166    (-3.3%)

Still going somewhat steady after a hundred issues. An accomplishment that very few indie titles can boast!

298.) Q2 RTN Quantum & Woody #3 (Valiant)
10/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #1    8,226   
11/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #2    5,802    (-29.5%)
12/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3    5,073    (-12.6%)

This may be the title’s last time on the chart, but I hope we see it back again.

300.) Magnus Robot Fighter #9 (Dynamite Entertainment)

3/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 $3.99 DE 27,497
4/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #2 $3.99 DE 9,898 (-64.0%)
5/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #3 $3.99 DE 8,333 (-15.8%)
6/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #4 $3.99 DE 7,898 (-5.2%)
7/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5 $3.99 DE 7,205 (-8.8%)
9/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #6 $3.99 DE ???? ????
10/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #7 $3.99 DE ???? ????
11/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #8 $3.99 DE 5,402 ????
12/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9 $3.99 DE 5,053 (-6.5%)

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11. Secret Wars Serves Up Second Zombie Title

You can’t have the end of the world without a few zombies. Earlier, Marvel announced Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies as a Secret Wars tie-in book. Today, Bloody Digusting announced a different Marvel Zombies in the never ending line of tie-in series. This book will feature the creative team of Si Spurrier (2000 AD) and Kev Walker (Magic: The Gathering). Marvel Zombies follows Nextwave veteran Elsa Bloodstone as she’s tasked with protecting a barrier part of the Battleworld known as “the Shield” from hordes of Marvel’s undead. All the while protecting her young companion and dealing with the memory of her father Ulysses Bloodstone.

In an interview with BD, Spurrier made it clear that while the story will center around Bloodstone’s internal and external obstacles there would be no shortage of horror fanatic zombie moments. Spurrier went into some graphic detail, “And hey, let’s not pretend that we don’t all get a bit of a kick out of simply seeing recognisable characters reimagined as decomposing cerebravores. That’s where Kev and I will get to cut loose on some fabulously icky visuals. Who doesn’t want to see a starvation-mad Sabretooth sucking up his own regenerating guts like spaghetti, or a zombie Carnage entirely composed of crusty bloodclots…? Fun.”

One thing more tie-in creators have been vocal about as of late is how much opportunity they’ve been given in these books to explore new things about both familiar and obscure characters. Instead of web like interconnectivity with the main event; it’s becoming more and more apparent that the majority of these tie-ins will have their own context readers can either pick up as separate tales or simply stay with the main Secret Wars book without feeling left out.

Marvel Zombies launches in June. It’s the second title to bare the Marvel Zombies name in Secret Wars, but no word on how long this series will run.

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12. Society of Illustrators announces the complete Comic and Cartoon Art Annual winners

Last year the Society of Illustrators added a medal competition for comics arts, parallel to those they have long given out for illustration. And here are the 2015 winners. While the judges weren’t revealed, The judges, chaired by Steven Guarnaccis and R. Sikoryak, are a prestigious let, . A complete list of artists selected for each category can be seen here. Gold and Silver medals are presented to work which display “high-quality technique, a strong narrative, and an interesting composition.” Winning works will be shown at two exhibitions, divided by categories. An Opening Reception and Awards Presentation for all medal winners will take place on Friday, June 19th beginning at 6PM at the Society of Illustrators.

Some of the other selected artists who’ll be at the MoCCA Festical April 11-12 include Alexandra Beguez, Rodger Binyone, Sam Bosma, Mike Dawson, Maelle Doliveux, Pat Dorian, C. M. Duffy, Hayley Gold, Peter and Maria Hoey, Keren Katz, Greg Kletsel, Kim Ku, Patrick Kyle, Nick Offerman, Maritsa Patrinos, David Plunkert, A. T. Pratt, and Jess Worby. MoCCA Fest will be held this year at Center 548 in Manhattan.

Short Form, Digital Media and Special Format: June 16 – July 18

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Short Form: A Gold Medal is awarded to Bianca Gagnarelli for Fish (Nobrow).

Silver Medals go to Matthew Houston for Phone Book and Keren Katz for Mahana’im 134 (Humdrum Collective).

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Digital Media: A Gold Medal goes to Lauren Weinstein for Carriers
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Silver Medals go to Gemma Correll for Four Eyes Cartoons and Andrea Tsurumi for Yup/Nope.

Special Format: A Gold Medal goes to Rodger Binyone for Subterranean Level: 6XZ03188V.

Silver Medals go to Eitan Eloa for The Grimm Brothers According to Frischmann: Three Illustrated Stories and David Plunkert for Heroical #2.

Long Form, Single Image and Comic Strip: July 21 – August 15

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Long Form: A Gold Medal is awarded to Olivier Schrauwen for Arsène Schrauwen (Fantagraphics).

Silver Medals go to Jaime Hernandez for The Love Bunglers (Fantagraphics) and Patrick Kyle for Distance Mover (Koyama Press).

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Single Image: A Gold Medal is awarded to Roger De Muth for Squirrels Are Not Just For Breakfast Anymore. Silver Medals go to Carolita Johnson for Must Remember and Liam Walsh for Just Married. 
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Comic Strip: A Gold Medal goes to Maëlle Doliveux for Little Nemo in Between Slumberland (Locust Moon). Silver Medals go to Fran Krause for Deep Dark Fears and TomTomorrow for Captain Kirk vs. the Internet.

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13. Entertainment Round-Up: Alien sequel, Fantastic Four, Spectre, Agent Carter

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We’re creeping ever so closer to the end of the week, here’s your round-up of entertainment headlines for this morning!

– While on the press tour for his new film, Chappie; Neill Blomkamp has, to no one’s surprise, been receiving a number of questions about his recently announced Alien sequel. Having Sigourney Weaver on-hand as a part of the Chappie cast likely provided additional temptation in that regard. SkyMovies (via Collider) got some pretty great details out of him in a recent interview, where he discussed the continuity of the new film:

I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of Aliens, so it’s AlienAliens and then this film.

From the sounds of things, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection are being wiped from continuity, which I have mixed feelings about if that is indeed how things play out. It didn’t quite work for Superman Returns, and I’d be worried that it might lead to confusion here.

Blomkamp continued:

It’s a Freudian nightmare. That element to me is what is so appealing; to put the audience on the edge of their seat the whole time in a traditional, monster-stalking-you, dark-corridor-way. I love that. And then when you mix in all of the deign elements and the life cycle of the alien, it’s a powder keg of creativity for me.

Weaver also chimed in, basically confirming her involvement and the return of Ripley:

I would love to take Ripley out of sort of orbiting around in space and give a proper finish to what was such an excellent story. So when someone like Neill Blomkamp said, ‘Well, I’m interested in finishing the story,’ my little ears perked up… I think it’s a great series. It deserves a proper ending—I know the fans would love that.

Empire has some new photos of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell from Fantastic Four:

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CBM has also pulled together the interview that features in that issue with director Josh Trank.

Empire also brings us new Spectre images featuring Dave Bautista as henchman Mr. Hinx:

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Bautista had this to say about taking on the role:

When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, ‘Yes, he’s a badass.’ I said, ‘Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?’ He said, ‘Very.’ That’s what I like about Mr. Hinx. He’s very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I’m not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is.

Lea Seydoux also spoke to her new character, Dr. Madeleine Swann, seen below:

I don’t consider myself a Bond girl. I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl. I feel quite different. You can’t be like, ‘Oh, James.’ You have to find something else. She’s not a fighter, she’s a doctor. She fights in another way.

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The production team has also released another video featuring Sam Mendes elaborating on why he returned for another Bond film:

– Lastly, Steven Markus and Christopher McFeely spoke with Entertainment Weekly (spoilers at the link) about Agent Carter‘s finale, indicating that if a Season 2 were to happen they’d like to focus on Peggy’s background further:

MARKUS: When we were figuring out the show and the backstory of the show, we had a really nice story about who Peggy is and where she came from. We just didn’t have any time. I would love to tell that story.

MCFEELY: That’s one of our strongest ideas for the second season: What makes Peggy, Peggy? We like what Peggy is, but if you ask some hard questions, you might wonder: but why is she that way? We have some thoughts on that.

Sadly, the future of the series is in doubt given its ratings struggle. This week’s finale only pulled a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo, which on ABC is not a good sign.

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14. WonderCon Anaheim reveals Babs Tarr Program Book Cover

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Speaking of SDCC, did you know that WonderCon is thrown by the same folks and you can go to the website and buy tickets and book hotel rooms in a totally normal, non-anxious fashion RIGHT THIS MINUTE? It is true that you may not run into Travil Fimmel at the Hilton bar, but you are pretty much still going to have a good time. This years show is April 3-5 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and guests include Babs Tarr, Ed Brubaker, Neal Adams and other people you would probably like to see.

Speaking of Tarr, they just unveiled the program book cover art by her.

Could this be any more pleasant?

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15. San Diego Comic-Con Early Bird Hotels now available; pro registration is Friday

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For those of you who are sensible and like to avoid stress, the “Early Bird” hotel rooms are now available for Comic-Con 2015. These are mostly in Mission Valley, but on a 24-hour shuttle route, and the beauty of it is, YOU CAN JUST GO GET A HOTEL ROOM RIGHT NOW. Yes, you heard me, you put in your name reserve a room and VOILA! it’s done. You DO have to pay the WHOLE amount up front and it is NON-REFUNDABLE—no room swapping here, folks—but, once again, if you want to avoid uncertainty, this is how to do it.

The Unofficial SDCC blog has more and reads the tea leaves to suggest that Hotel-o-ween itself, when those of us who value closeness over comfort, will take place March 24. Gentlemen, start your engines.

ALSO, pro registration takes place this Friday at 9 am PST — HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE, you will need to enter a waiting room and be selected in a random order. This process seems to be to randomize access to guest badges only, not pro badges. If you are “not due” you are guaranteed a badge.

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16. KIbbles /n/ Bits 2/26/15: High Moon is back!

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§ High Moon, the werewolf/cowboy comic by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis is back. After running on DC’s Zuda webcomic site (remember that?) and seeing a print edition, four new pages will be posted every Monday, in a mobile responsive interface, and available on Tapastic and Comixology as well. Nerdist has a preview , and artist Ellis, who’s also drawing the Better Call Saul comics for AMC, did a Reddit ama yesterday. The story involves bounty hunter and Pinkerton agent Matthew Macgregor investigating the spooky goings on in a Texas town seeing hard times while trying to hide his own supernatural secret. This is a good looking comic!
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§ Broken Frontier examines Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015, namely Rozi Hathaway, Jess Milton, Danny Noble, Emma Raby, Alice Urbino and Adam Vian. I didn’t know any of these creators but now we know who to watch for!

§ Multiversity’s Small Press Spotlight month has wrapped.

§ The comic-Con experience is coming to every corner of this nation of ours. The second Camden Comic Con takes place March 7 at the Camden Rutgers campus:

Camden Comic Con, an annual convention that celebrates the art and culture of comic books, returns to Rutgers University-Camden for a second time on Saturday, Mar. 7.    This year’s event will feature nearly 100 vendors and a host of special guest comic creators, artists and writers, such as Dave Bullock, Bryan Glass, Shawn Martinborough and Mark McKenna.   Get ready to geek out on a full day of workshops and forums. There will be demos and workshops on comic art, lettering and character design, as well as special effects make-up.

….and there’s even a Fargo-Moorhead Comic Con for North Dakotan fans:

Graphic novel fans won’t have to wait months to get their fantasy fix as the Fargo-Moorhead Comic Con delivers this weekend. Illustration fans can check out vendors selling books, games, videos and more, like a costume contest for kids and adults. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., then again from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Baymont Inn & Suites, 3333 13th Ave. S., Fargo.

§ Various tish and tosh over the superhero tedium evinced at the Oscars. While everyone was turning up their noses at the way superhero films have taken over Hollywood, even as NINE of the 20 acting nominees have played roles in superhero films. James Gunn, who has taken his place as the nerd auteur, was first to spring to the defense.

Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite. I’ve already won more awards than I ever expected for Guardians. What bothers me slightly is that many people assume because you make big films that you put less love, care, and thought into them then people do who make independent films or who make what are considered more serious Hollywood films. I’ve made B-movies, independent films, children’s movies, horror films, and gigantic spectacles. I find there are plenty of people everywhere making movies for a buck or to feed their own vanity. And then there are people who do what they do because they love story-telling, they love cinema, and they want to add back to the world some of the same magic they’ve taken from the works of others. In all honesty, I do no find a strikingly different percentage of those with integrity and those without working within any of these fields of film.


Badass Digest also pointed out the hypocrisy:

It was destined to be an awards season heavy on superhero hate when Birdman became the front runner. After all, this movie starring some people who were bankable enough to get the film made because of their work in superhero movies was all about the idea that the bad side of Hollywood – the blockbuster side – was killing art. Or something. I’m not really sure what the movie was trying to say about that stuff, except that it’s bad. Superheroes are bad, and Birdman proves it by making one of its best scenes an action battle and another a flying sequence.


But Sujay Kumar at The Daily Beat ponders How Superhero Movies Lost Their Humanity while suggesting Sam Raimi’s 2004 Spider-Man 2 was the highpoint of the genre and it’s been callow thrills since then.

To be honest, SM2 WAS a highpoint, and since then the Marvel Studios formula which dominates the genre has evolved into a fairly generic stylistic mold, even while allowing for some genre departures like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Winter Soldier. Entertainment is entertainment, but Kumas has a point that I’ve often made here as well: Spider-Man 2 was about a young man trying to keep his girl, while superheroics kept intruding, while every current MCU movie is about saving the world/universe. It’s kind of refreshing to switch now and then to the Fox/Mark Millar formula that involves more personal angst.

At any rate, I think most of this anxiety stems from the 20-30 superhero movies coming at us from now until 2020. That is plenty of time for the spandex set to overstay their welcome.

§ In such a milieu, it is refreshing to leave them wanting more, and that’s just what happened with Agent Cater. After an 8-episode run that gained a very fervent following—and blew Agents of Shield out of the water for quality—the show’s future is uncertain. an who’d like to see more are urged to follow the instructions in this post. Myself, I’d rather see another quality 8 episodes mini season than water it down with universe saving.

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17. Review: Thor Annual is Best In The World

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Story: Jason Aaron, Noelle Stevenson, CM Punk

Art: Timothy Truman, Marguerite Sauvage, Rob Guillory

Letters: Joe Sabino

Publisher: Marvel

 

 

 

Annual edition comics typically have two distinct paths. The books either punctuate a current event in comics or tell a campy story with little to no continuity ramifications. Thor Annual definitely takes the comedy road, but along the way manages to swerve in a poignant moment or two.

The book is a collection of three offbeat stories written by Jason Aaron, Noelle Stevenson, and Marvel newcomer/future cage fighter, CM Punk. No doubt the book is led both linearly and structurally by Aaron’s tale of future all-father Thor in a story that displays a sentimental side of the Asgardian. As he mourns for his long dead Midgard, Thor’s granddaughters create a grand gesture in which the thunderer himself will shape the fabric of the universe. Combined with the solid artwork of Timothy Truman, the story has a ton of emotional impact.

In the book’s second tale, writer Noelle Stevenson and artist Marguerite Sauvage craft a cartoony tale of the new goddess of thunder’s trial to prove her worthiness to the warriors three. Stevenson’s story shows how this new Thor is more than just “Lady Thor”. Her character relies on cunning and female charm to overcome the trials the boys put her through. While I don’t have a lot of exposure to this new Thor, if she’s always this clever and confident then she’s worthy of a place in the new Marvel U. Of course we still have to find out who this Thor really is under the helmet. Sauvage’s art is like something out of a fairy tale storybook. It’s dreamy in how soft it is, but the delivery of her painting is spot on for the action comedy. If I had to point out one minor annoyance, it’s that I would have enjoyed seeing more background in her panels.

Finally, CM Punk and Chew artist Rob Guillory step up to craft a short story about the dangers of drinking Asgardian booze. A young, pre-hammer, Thor is challenged by Mephisto in an attempt to alter history and prevent him from ever gaining possession of Mjolnir. At first it seems odd that a writer who made a career out of living a straight edge drug/alcohol free life would tell a story about heroes getting blackout drunk. However, once you get to that last memorable page the moral makes complete sense. I found myself impressed. The jokes were well timed and the pace flowed smoothly; definitely not his first time telling stories. Rob Guillory’s art style is stellar for animating this short. He extends so much exaggerated nuance to the characters and basically does in ten pages what most artist can’t do in thirty; draw a complete tale. What I’m most impressed by is how the pair got away with a skinheads and punx reference in a mainstream Marvel book.

$4.99 is expensive for a comic book. For some of us, collecting comics can amount to the monthly price of a family phone plan. So I don’t say this lightly, Thor Annual is worth the price of admission. While it might not change the character forever, it gives old-and-new fans a meaningful levity that balances out the monthly epic battles, and sometimes you just need feel good stories.


If words like Wolverine, H2O, and large pizza are in your vocabulary then follow me on twitter @bouncingsoul217. Here’s a free digital Thor Annual for making it this far (1st come 1st served).

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18. Cosby and Salas Bestow Fantastic Presentation upon Prince Valiant (Review)

KingValiant01-Cov-CookeCol-600x922Written: Nate Cosby

Pencils: Ron Salas

Color: Luigi Anderson

Letters: Marshall Dillon

Cover: Darwyn Cooke


Dynamite’s recent relaunch of King heroes is finally here. This week’s title is Prince Valiant. While I’m not familiar with Valiant, author Nate Cosby, or even artist Ron Salas, I did find an emotional hook here that is incredibly distinctive. This comic book has a voice that is all it’s own employed early on in the very first scenes. The prose within the tale is written with a swagger and efficiency that’s unlike anything I’ve seen in a comic of this nature.

“Once, there was a boy. He had a burden. Ever present and persistent.”

This first installment is full of similar language that can alienate the reader at first, luckily Cosby is spinning a yarn that fans should be familiar with regardless of previous exposure to the Prince Valiant character. Cosby pulls from Greek Mythology in telling the story of an arrogant God that has to figure out how to cope with everyday life. Think of a mortal version of young Thor.

The bottom line is that when Valiant falls, he takes a massive descent resulting in him being cast out of his own land. This is the story of how his reckless abandon can be redeemed through later pursuits. Deeper questions lie within this comic than that of Valiant’s own morals. The plot thickens at the last page featuring a cliffhanger notable in it’s own sheer ambition. This surprise spins the story in even more new directions, and perfectly bookends the tale through following up on a story weaved within the first pages of the comic. One of the only negative aspects of this story is how the language provides some distance with readers at times. It’s hard to decipher exactly what point these characters are trying to illustrate with each other in the dinner scenes, thankfully that’s where the art of Ron Salas comes in.

Salas’ art in this comic book story is abstract in it’s versatility. The story has a slight independent vibe supported by the colors of Luigi Anderson. At times, the fluid motion can be slightly lost in how the panels connect to each other. There are several styles employed within this comic, with the aforementioned dinner scene sporting a minimalist spark that is extraordinarily different than the detail in the framing scenes earlier in the story. There is great potential here, and hopefully Salas can just be slightly more consistent with the plethora of different styles at play throughout the course of this issue. The penciller definitely deserves some praise for the highly unique layouts and experiments in the form on display throughout the issue. The layout featuring negative space seen in preview pages should engage fans on a craft level. The caves soaked in darkness evoke just the right shade from Anderson.

One word to describe this entire affair is subversive. Through engrossing language, deft characterization, and the last twist throwing readers for a loop towards the end of this comic, Prince Valiant is something that should stay on your pull list – especially if you it was never on your pull list in the first place.

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19. D&Q’s spectacular Fall includes Beaton, Tomine, Mizuki, Chippendale

Although most of these books have been announced, here’s all of Drawn & Quarterly’s fall schedule in all it’s glory. You can read the complete catalog here — commentary below is my own.

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STEP ASIDE, POPS: A HARK! A VAGRANT COLLECTION

Kate Beaton

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In stores September 15, 2015! $19.95 / 5.5″ x 8.75″ / 160 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462083

Surely one of the biggest books of the fall —collecting Beaton’s strips over the last four years—a hilarious mosaic o Canadian history, strong female protagonists and people who take themselves a leeeeeetle too seriously—perfect for gifting!

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KILLING AND DYING

Adrian Tomine

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In stores October 6, 2015! $22.95 / 6.25″ x 9.25″ / 128 pages / full color / hardcover / 9781770462090

Collecting the last few OPtic Nerve’s — Tomine’s cartooning has never been more insightful.

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SHIGERU MIZUKI’S HITLER

Shigeru Mizuki, translated by Zack Davisson

In stores November 2015! $24.95 / 6.5″ x 8.75″ / 296 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462106

HIstorian/cartoonist Mizuki is known for SHOWA! his history of wartime and post-war Japan. I’m not familiar with this work but this should be “compelling” to coin a phrase.

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PUKE FORCE

Brian Chippendale

In stores October 2015! $22.95 / 10.875″ x 8.025″ / 120 pages / b+w / hardcover / 9781770462199

D&Q’s first book by Fort Thunder ally Chippendale—these strips were originally serialized on the PictureBox website, I believe. Here’s the catalog blurb:

A bomb explodes in a coffee shop: the incident is played out over and over again from the perspective of each table in the shop, revisiting moments from ten and twenty years before. We see the inevitable as the characters bicker or celebrate, unaware of what awaits them. Throughout this dystopic graphic novel, Chippendale uses humor and a frantic drawing style to show how the insidious nature of corporate greed and the commodification of everything have warped society into a killing machine. Sardonic and self-aware, Puke Force asks all the right questions, providing a startling and on-point take on contemporary social issues. Chippendale’s artwork makes each panel a masterpiece of thrumming linework and lo-fi magic, as his storytelling wends and winds its way to a fascinating conclusion.

 

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RED COLORED ELEGY

Seiichi Hayashi, translated by Taro Nettleton

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In stores August 2015! $19.95 / 6.875″ x 8.25″ / 240 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462120

New paperback edition of a manga that reads like the best literary fiction.

 

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THE NATIVE TREES OF CANADA: A POSTCARD SET

Leanne Shapton

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In stores August 2015! $14.95 / 4″ x 5.75″ / 30 postcards / full color / 9781770462137

Postcard set for the horticulturally minded.

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PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: THE STRONGEST IN THE WORLD!

Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman

translated by Tiina Nunnally

In stores October 2015! $22.95 / 7.5″ x 9.5″ / 160 pages / full color / paperback / 9781770462151

Is there a better role model for anyone than Pippi?

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THE OWNER’S MANUAL TO TERRIBLE PARENTING

Guy Delisle, translated by Helge Dascher

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In stores August 2015! $12.95 / 5″ x 7″ / 204 pages / b+w / paperback / 9781770462144

The third book in Delisle’s witty series of short cartoons on crappy parenting.

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MOOMINMAMMA’S MAID

Tove Jansson

In stores November 2015! $9.95 / 8.5″ x 6″ / 64 pages / full color / flexicover / 9781770462168

This small, back-pack sized Moomin reprint books are perfect for the kids in your life.

 

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20. Review: Spider-Gwen #1 Packs a Pun-ch

By: Lindsey Morris


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 Spider-Gwen #1 

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 Writer: Jason Latour

 Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

 Colorist: Rico Renzi

 Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles

 Cover Artist: Robbi Rodriguez

As one of the latest phenomena in the comics industry, the pressure to put out a compelling first issue was certainly on for writer Jason Latour, artist Robbi Rodriguez, and colorist Rico Renzi. With over 200,000 pre-orders, a huge fan base, and a cosplay opportunity that caught fire on the con circuit, Spider-Gwen #1 was a smashing success long before anyone got their hands on the first copy.

The story follows up on Edge of the Spider-Verse #2 (sort of), which really should be considered the zero issue for this series. There is little recap of those events, which is unfortunate because it immediately puts the ongoing at a bit of an imbalance from a narrative perspective. New readers might find sussing out what’s going on difficult, but it seems fitting that the frantic speed this comic has picked over the past few months be mirrored in its plot – at least initially.

The artwork is definitely what stands out most for the book, with every page bringing something dynamic and bright. Rodriguez puts together panels that are tight, but sketchy, and Renzi uses a great cool palette throughout, punctuated by contrasts that will eventually make your eyeballs hurt. Every page pops with this mix of well-executed madness, and together they make visuals that are pitch-perfect for a comic about a girl bitten by a radioactive spider who also happens to play drums and fight crime.

The overall plot, however, leaves a little something to be desired. It’s a fun romp through the life of Spider-Gwen, don’t get me wrong, but there is an air of superficiality that just can’t be shaken. Constant phone checking, puns even Deadpool would groan at, and a villain without a clear motivation all add up to a plot going seemingly nowhere. This is a first issue, so some slack is merited, but Spider-Gwen would benefit immensely from being grounded in conflicts other than personal drama and directionless villains in the coming months.

Spider-Gwen #1 is an entertaining, if disjointed, introductory issue. Frenetic almost to a fault, the singular artwork and a vivid color palette lend themselves to the punchy writing and teenage antics. A worthwhile read for all comic fans.

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21. Secret Wars Brings Starkat to Battleworld

Wednesday, Comics Alliance announced another Secret Wars tie-in. This one will challenge the surprisingly fun to read Starkat couple. In Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde, writer Stan Humphries puts the pair in the middle of Battleworld, but things may not always be as they seem according to Marvel:

STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE–finally in their own series together! But are they TOGETHER together?! And is this the Kitty Pryde that Peter loves or one from a completely different reality. This series takes place right in the thick of things on BATTLEWORLD and is sure to be a wild ride!

Humphries gave a minuscule amount of story detail in an interview with CA, “I can say that the Kitty Pryde of the title is actually the Kitty Pryde from Age of Apocalypse. I can say this story takes place on Battleworld. I can say it is an action romantic comedy with some big, huge moments between the characters. Emotionally and spiritually, this is the continuation of the Peter/Kitty relationship from Legendary Star-Lord — with a couple really huge twists you won’t see coming. Whatever is about to happen, Peter and Kitty won’t be able to go back to the way they were after this.”

With these characters coming full force into the event, it seems as though the current X-Men/GOTG crossover Black Vortex will have its own ramifications heading in to Secret Wars.

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde launches in June with art by Marvel newcomer Alti Firmansyah, with the first issue cover by Yasmine Putri. It’s tremendous to see Secret Wars won’t just be about spotlighting obscure ideas, but also giving new talent a launching pad.

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22. Ben Abernathy returns to DC as Director of Talent Relations


While you had to be a detective a bit to parse this image from Ben Abernathy, the tweets have made it clear: the former Wildstorm editor is back at DC in Burbank as Director of Talent Relations.

Abernathy left Wildstorm, where he edited a ton of well received books to become editorial director at comics app/platform Madefire, where he oversaw a lot of forward looking content.

At DC he’ll be on the front lines of making sure they stay current with the new waves of talent in the field, as well as veteran creators.

While it’s brutal to see so many people heading West, I kind of like how the new DC office is shaping up thus far..
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23. “Imma let Bilal finish but Jodorowsky is one of the most inspiring artists of our time.”

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Alexander Jodorowsky is the visionary filmmaker behind El Topo and Santa Sangre. He’s also kind of the original “films to comics” crossover creator, since filmmaking is very expensive but comics aren’t—in recent years The Incal, Bouncer, Tehcnopreists and many other weird and wonderful books.

Kanye West is a well known collaborator with Paul McCartney.

The documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune came out in 2013!


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24. Marvel Month to Month Sales Charts December 2014: Time is Running Out for Marvel

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By Jason Enright

Welcome to my 12th and final month as your guide through Marvel’s sales numbers. Due to some career changes and advancements that my family and I have made, I can no longer write these articles. It has been fun and a great learning experience, and I thank you for joining me. But enough about me, let’s look at the monthly breakdown.

76 books in total
6 double shipped books (plus Axis which shipped 3 issues this month)
5 X-Men books (7 if you count X-Factor and X-Force)
6 Avengers books (7 if you count the Ultimates plus an Avengers Marvel Handbook special)
5 Annuals
18 AXIS and AXIS Tie-in Books
4 Death of Wolverine and Death of Wolverine Tie-in books
4 Spider-Verse and Spider-verse Tie-in Books
26 of Marvel’s 76 books or about 1/3 of their books this month are connected to one of their 3 current events







1 titles over 100,000 copies
1 titles between 75,000 and 100,000 copies
12 titles between 50,000 and 75,000 copies
34 titles between 25,000 and 50,000 copies
28 titles under 25,000
10 $4.99 books
61 $3.99 books
1 $3.50 book
4 $2.99 book







So as I was writing this article, Marvel made a big announcement about Secret Wars, and pretty much changed everything I was going to say. So I went through and altered the analysis to reflect the news that apparently the Marvel Universe as we know it is ending and possibly getting rebooted/ relaunched/ combined in some sort of new configuration later this year.

As we dig into the numbers, we’ll be looking at how the new Secret Wars news might affect the titles over the next couple months and asking lots of questions.

Thanks as always to ICV2.com and Milton Griepp for their permission to use these figures.

2. Amazing SPIDER-MAN
12/04  Am Spi #515  –  82,843
12/09  Am Spi #616  -	58,856
12/11  Am Spi #676  -	54,001
12/12  Am Spi #700  - 200,966
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12/13  Superior #23   -  77,105  (  -5.1%)
12/13  Superior #24   -  76,131  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Superior #25   -  77,311  (   1.5%)
01/14  Superior #26   -  72,591  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Supr #27.Now   -  86,405  (  19.0%)
02/14  Superior #28   -  75,477  ( -12.6%)
03/14  Superior #29   -  76,568  (   1.4%)
03/14  Superior #30   -  75,431  (  -1.5%)
04/14  Superior #31   – 135,484  (  79.6%)[13,234]
04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)[23,871]
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
06/14  Amazing v3 #3  - 109,029  ( -12.0%)
07/14  Amazing v3 #4  - 117,917  (   8.2%)O.Sin 
08/14  Amazing v3 #5  - 101,655  ( -13.8%)O.Sin 
09/14  Amazing v3 #6  -  93,564  (  -8.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #7  - 116,051  (  24.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #8  -  99,549  ( -14.2%)
11/14  Amazing v3 #9  - 135,280  ( -14.2%)
11/14  Amazing v3 #10 - 100,899  ( -14.2%)
12/14  Amazing v3 #11 - 104,739  (   3.8%)
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6 mnth  (  -3.9%)
1 year  (  37.6%)
2 year  ( -48.0%)
3 year  (  94.8%)
5 year  (  78.0%)
10 year (  26.4%)

Spider-verse keeps Spider-Man sales above 100k. There are 4 issues left (the event is scheduled to end in February), and hopefully the sales can stay this strong for the remainder for the series. Obviously Spider-man is going to stick around after Secret Wars as it is Marvel’s best seller; however there are some aspects of continuity that they could undo or redo. Perhaps the marriage to Mary Jane will make a comeback, or even their long lost daughter will return. Spider-Verse has also introduced a lot of new popular Spider characters and it will be interesting to see where they end up.

3. SHIELD #1
12/14  SHIELD #1 -  94,503  

SHIELD debuts with a strong 94k. This series introduces the Agents of SHIELD TV characters to the 616 Marvel Universe in shorter 1 to 2 issue story arcs. Keep an eye on how far it drops next month; a healthy 35 to 40% drop will keep it above 55k. It will be interesting to see how Secret Wars affects some of these newer popular series. It makes sense for something like Shield to tie-in to a world-altering event, and maybe the universe-melding will allow them to incorporate more Marvel Cinematic Universe elements.

5. THOR
12/11  Thor v4 #8   -  40,703  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
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12/13  Thor v5 #16 -  39,597  ( -4.0%)
01/14  Thor v5 #17 -  38,913  ( -1.7%)
01/14  Thor v5 #18 -  38,190  ( -1.9%)
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42,034  ( 10.1%)
03/14  Thor v5 #20 –  37,895  ( -9.8%)
04/14  Thor v5 #21 –  38,055  (  0.4%)
05/14  Thor v5 #22 –  36,945  ( -2.9%)
06/14  Thor v5 #23 –  36,540  ( -1.1%)
07/14  Thor v5 #24 –  38,330  (  4.9%)
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09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)[10,756]
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –  89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –  72,563  ( -18.6%)
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6 mnth  (  98.6%)
1 year  (  83.3%)
2 year  (  31.0%)
3 year  (  91.0%)
5 year  (  31.4%)

The new Thor sits at a very comfortable 70k for issue 3. Of Marvel’s recent debuts, Thor currently has the strongest sales, and hopefully it will settle nicely between 50k and 60k, which would put it well above the 35k to 40k level of the previous Thor series. As revealed on the Secret Wars 2 cover yesterday, many Thors from different universes and timelines will be present in Secret Wars. Will the new Thor stick around after the universe-meld? These sales numbers suggest maybe it should.

7. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
12/14  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 -  71,284  

The Spider-Man annual does not tie in to Spider-Verse, but even without the support of the event the annual sells 70k which is the lowest the main Spider-Man series ever gets between events.

8, 9, 10. AXIS/UNCANNY AVENGERS
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12/13  Uncanny Avengers #15 -  57,035  ( -6.1%)
01/14  Uncanny Avengers #16 -  54,670  ( -4.1%)
02/14  Uncanny Avengers #17 –  53,181  ( -2.7%)
03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
04/14  Uncanny Avengers #19 –  52,381  (-17.5%)
05/14  Uncanny Avengers #20 –  51,886  ( -0.9%)
06/14  Uncanny Avengers #21 –  49,762  ( -4.1%)
07/14  Uncanny Avengers #22 –  50,253  (  1.0%)
08/14  Uncanny Avengers #23 –  50,974  (  1.4%)
09/14  Uncanny Avengers #24 –  49,469  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #2 –  87,964  (-36.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #3 –  84,708  ( -3.7%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #4 –  79,068  ( -6.7%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #5 –  74,928  ( -5.2%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #6 –  73,824  ( -1.5%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #7 –  70,194  ( -4.9%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #8 –  69,449  ( -1.1%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #9 –  69,518  (  0.1%)
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6 mnth  (  39.7%)
1 year  (  21.9%)

Axis sold well for an Uncanny Avengers issue but pretty poorly for a big event book. Even with the accelerated release schedule it dropped to half of its debut sales. The new Uncanny Avengers debuts next month. As we’ve discussed in the past, Marvel’s recent event books are slipping in the sales lately. The question is will a line-wide universe-altering event help get people interested in events again or turn them off even more?

14. SPIDER-MAN & THE X-MEN
12/11  Wolverine/X-Men #2   - 58,438  
12/12  Wolverine/X-Men #21  - 45,658  
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12/13  Wolverine/X-Men #39 - 39,063  ( -0.1%)
01/14  Wolverine/X-Men #40 - 36,855  ( -5.7%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #41 – 35,800  ( -2.9%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #42 – 35,392  ( -1.1%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #1  - 54,675  ( 54.5%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #2  - 40,386  (-26.1%)
04/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #3  - 36,407  ( -9.9%)
05/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #4  - 33,521  ( -7.9%)
06/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #5  - 32,511  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #6  - 32,995  (  1.5%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #7  - 30,409  ( -7.8%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #8  - 29,795  ( -2.0%)
09/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #9  - 28,965  ( -2.8%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #10 - 28,108  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #11 - 28,121  (  0.0%)
11/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #12 - 28,457  (  1.2%)
12/14  Spider/X-Men v1 #1  - 61,952  (117.7%)
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6 Mnth  (  90.6%)
1 Year  (  58.6%)
2 Year  (  36.0%)
3 Year  (   6.0%)

Wolverine kicked the bucket so Spider-Man heads to the Jean Grey School to help teach the X-kids. Spidey doubles the normal sales for Wolverine and the X-Men for its debut month, but if it follows the standard issue 2 40% drop, its sales will be right back where they were very quickly. If the sales follow the recent trends for this series, I expect it will be more of a placeholder until Secret Wars changes the line-up of the x-books.

15. ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN
12/14  Angela #1 -  61,398  

Angela debuts at 60k. Like most debuts the key to its success will be how big the month 2 and 3 drops are. The sweet spot seems to be between 30k and 40k for a lot of these single character books. Angela is a very interesting new addition to the Marvel universe and one I expect will even more integrated to whatever universe comes out of the back end of Secret Wars.

18. ALL-NEW X-MEN
12/12  All-New X-Men #3  -  83,798  
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12/13  All-New X-Men #20 -  68,189  ( -4.0%)
01/14  All-New X-Men #21 -  62,876  ( -7.8%)
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
02/14  All-New X-Men #23 -  64,625  (-15.6%)
03/14  All-New X-Men #24 -  63,739  ( -1.4%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #25 -  63,827  (  0.1%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #26 -  58,918  ( -7.7%)
05/14  All-New X-Men #27 -  62,269  (  5.7%)
06/14  All-New X-Men #28 -  57,135  ( -8.2%)
07/14  All-New X-Men #29 -  58,817  (  2.9%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #30 -  54,882  ( -6.7%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #31 -  58,535  (  6.7%)
09/14  All-New X-Men #32 -  54,654  ( -6.6%)
10/14  All-New X-Men #33 -  60,032  (  9.8%)
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12/14  All-New X-Men #34 -  57,569  ( -4.1%)
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6 mnth  (   0.8%)
1 year  ( -15.6%)
2 year  ( -31.0%)

Slight drop for All-New X-Men this month, but it stays in its normal 55k to 60k spot that it has been living in for a while. The upcoming Guardians Black Vortex crossover should help both series boost their sales a bit in the coming months. What happens to the original time-displaced X-Men during the universe-melding should be very interesting. Which X-Men and mutants make it through to the other side will be one of the aspects of this whole event that everyone should watch closely.

21. UNCANNY X-MEN
12/04 Uncanny X-Men #453   – 89,956
12/09 Uncanny X-Men #519   – 67,043
12/11 Uncanny X-Men #3     - 64,112
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12/13 Uncanny #15.INH      - 62,692 ( -4.5%)
01/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #16 - 58,676 ( -6.4%)
02/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #17 – 56,163 ( -4.3%)
03/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #18 - 54,902 ( -2.2%)
03/14 U X-Men #19.NOW      - 64,514 ( 17.5%)
04/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #20 - 55,359 (-14.2%)
05/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #21 - 54,747 ( -1.1%)
06/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #22 - 52,731 ( -3.7%)
07/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #23 - 55,738 (  5.7%)
07/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #24 - 53,677 (  5.7%)O.Sin
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09/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #25 -  58,062 (  8.2%)
09/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #26 -  51,862 (-10.7%)
10/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #27 -  57,908 ( 11.7%)
11/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #28 -  55,939 ( -3.4%)
12/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #29 -  53,502 ( -4.4%)
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6 mnth  (   1.5%)
1 year  ( -14.7%)
3 year  ( -16.5%)
5 year  ( -20.2%)
10 year ( -40.5%)

Uncanny X-Men has been fluctuating between 50k and 55k for a while now and this month’s drop still keeps it in that same sales range. This series has been slowly building towards some potentially big changes in the lineups and teams of the X-universe, but will those organic changes lead to new X-books or will the end of the universe create an entire new X-men lineup?

22. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
12/09  Guardians v2 #21 -  22,271
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12/13  Guardians v3 #9  -  57,665  (  -9.2%)
12/13  Guardians v3 #10 -  53,527  (  -7.2%)
01/14  Guardian #11.NOW -  61,111  (  14.7%)
02/14  Guardians v3 #12 -  55,454  (  -9.3%)
03/14  Guardians v3 #13 -  56,764  (   2.4%)
04/14  Guardians v3 #14 -  53,976  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Guardians v3 #15 -  54,332  (   0.7%)
06/14  Guardians v3 #16 -  54,827  (   0.9%)
07/14  Guardians v3 #17 -  62,986  (  14.9%)
08/14  Guardians v3 #18 -  60,657  (  -3.7%) O.Sin 
09/14  Guardians v3 #19 -  55,891  (  -7.9%) O.Sin 
10/14  Guardians v3 #20 -  61,072  (   9.3%)
11/14  Guardians v3 #21 -  62,387  (   2.2%)
12/14  Guardians v3 #22 -  52,470  ( -15.9%)
---
6 mnth  (   -4.3%)
1 year  (   -2.0%)
5 year  (  135.6%)

First issue in a few months without a themed variant backing it up, and Guardians drops almost 10k copies. Luckily, there is a crossover called Black Vortex starting soon which should boost the Guardians back up to at least 60k. Expect the new Marvel Universe to have a lot of Guardians books in it, as they are now one of Marvel’s sales pillars.

23. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  51,828  

The Guardians annual sells only slightly less than the main Guardians book, which is pretty good.

25. CAPTAIN AMERICA
12/09  Captain Am. Reborn # 5 -  91,790  
12/11  Captain America v6 # 6 -  47,753 
12/12  Captain America v7 # 2 -  64,377  
---
12/13  Captain America v7 #14 - 34,532  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Captain America v7 #15 - 33,433  (  -3.2%)
02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
02/14  Captain America v7 #17 – 33,312  (  -8.8%)
03/14  Captain America v7 #18 – 33,642  (   1.0%)
04/14  Captain America v7 #19 – 34,420  (   2.3%)
05/14  Captain America v7 #20 – 30,341  (  -9.3%)
06/14  Captain America v7 #21 – 30,427  (   0.3%)
07/14  Captain America v7 #22 – 34,563  (  13.6%)
08/14  Captain America v7 #23 – 30,927  ( -10.5%)
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
11/14  Captain America v8 #1  –120,500  (  62.4%)
12/14  Captain America v8 #2  – 50,077  ( -58.4%)
---
6 Mnth  (  64.6%)
1 Year  (  45.0%)
2 Year  ( -22.0%)
3 Year  (   4.9%)
5 Year  ( -45.4%)

Issue 2 of Captain America drops a huge 70k copies, which puts it only 15k to 20k above where it was selling before the relaunch. Can the book succeed without Steve Rogers wielding the shield? Secret Wars gives Marvel multiple opportunities to bring Steve back or possibly have both a renewed Rogers and Falcap.

32. AVENGERS
12/11  Avengers v4 #20 –  57,145
12/12  Avengers v5 #2  -  93,894
---
12/13  Avengers#24.NOW - 127,466  ( +91.7%)
01/14  Avengers v5 #25 -  65,591  ( -48.5%)
02/14  Avengers v5 #26 –  59,775  (  -8.9%)
03/14  Avengers v5 #27 -  53,966  (  -9.7%)
04/14  Avengers v5 #28 -  52,808  (  -2.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #29 -  58,661  (  11.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #30 -  57,099  (  -2.7%)
06/14  Avengers v5 #31 -  53,933  (  -5.5%) O.Sin 
07/14  Avengers v5 #32 -  56,595  (   4.9%) O.Sin
07/14  Avengers v5 #33 -  51,874  (  -8.3%) O.Sin
08/14  Avengers v5 #34 -  54,413  (   4.9%) O.Sin
09/14  Avenge v5 #34.1 -  45,942  ( -15.6%) 
09/14  Avengers v5 #35 -  50,629  (  10.2%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #36 -  56,771  (  12.1%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #37 -  49,430  ( -12.9%)
11/14  Avengers v5 #38 -  54,368  (   4.3%)
12/14  Avengers v5 #39 -  47,062  ( -13.4%)
---
6 mnth  ( -12.7%)
1 year  ( -63.1%)
2 year  ( -50.0%)
3 year  ( -17.6%)

Avengers marches towards Secret Wars as time continues to run out. However, sales continue to drop as well. The big question on my mind is why is Marvel’s arguably biggest event yet, their reboot, spinning out of two series that aren’t best sellers? The last event to spin out of Hickman’s Avengers books started strong, but ended rather poorly. Can the size and consequences of Secret Wars overcome the lackluster sales of its lead in books? That will be the big question come May.

35. SPIDER-WOMAN
11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723 (Spider-Verse)
12/14  Spider-Woman #2 -  44,618  ( -52.4%)(Spider-Verse)

Spider-Woman drops half its sales for issue 2. It was launched as part of Spider-Verse instead of as a standalone, which could have been confusing for new readers who don’t read Spider-Man, but probably did help boost its launch numbers. Keep an eye on how low it drops over the next few months.

37. ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  44,052
39. UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  43,978  

The X-Men annuals crossed over with one another and sold around 10k less than their related main series.

40, 44. DEADPOOL
12/09  Deadpool v3 #18 -  45,914  
12/11  Deadpool v3 #48 -  25,458 
12/12  Deadpool v4 #3  -  60,215 
---
12/13  Deadpool v4 #20 -  43,653  (  -1.2%)
12/13  Deadpool v4 #21 -  43,066  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Deadpool v4 #22 -  41,765  (  -3.0%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #23 -  41,204  (  -1.3%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #24 -  41,130  (  -0.2%)
03/14  D'pool #25.NOW  -  48,775  (  18.6%)
03/14  Deadpool v4 #26 -  44,141  (  -9.5%)
04/14  Deadpool v4 #27 -  62,037  (  40.5%)[1,992]
05/14  Deadpool v4 #28 -  45,858  (  26.1%)
05/14  Deadpool v4 #29 -  52,403  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
06/14  Deadpool v4 #30 -  54,072  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #31 -  49,930  (  -7.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #32 -  46,829  (  -6.2%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Deadpool v4 #33 -  50,023  (   6.8%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Deadpool v4 #34 -  58,034  (  16.0%) 
09/14  Deadpool v4 #35 -  43,554  ( -25.0%) 
10/14  Deadpool v4 #36 -  46,600  (   7.0%)(Axis)
11/14  Deadpool v4 #37 -  51,579  ( -20.8%)(Axis)
12/14  Deadpool v4 #38 -  43,433  ( -15.8%)(Axis)
12/14  Deadpool v4 #39 -  42,198  (  -2.8%)(Axis)
---
6 mnth  ( -22.0%)
1 year  (  -2.0%)
2 year  ( -30.0%)
3 year  (  65.8%)
5 year  (  -8.1%)

Deadpool drops to the lowest it has been in about a year. As its Axis tie-in ends, will the sales grow or fall? The April solicits suggest they are building toward Deadpool’s death in the issue 250 special, but this is Deadpool so it’s unclear if that will be a real or played for laughs. Then again, it can all be undone in Secret Wars so why not kill him?

46. ROCKET RACCOON
07/14  Rocket Raccoon #1  -  293,913  ( --- )[7,738]
08/14  Rocket Raccoon #2  -   56,597  (-80.7%)
09/14  Rocket Raccoon #3  -   52,288  ( -7.6%)
10/14  Rocket Raccoon #4  -   57,830  ( 10.6%)
11/14  Rocket Raccoon #5  -   52,979  ( -8.4%)
12/14  Rocket Raccoon #6  -   41,154  (-22.3%)

Rocket Raccoon drops another 10k issues. It is still selling better than a lot of Marvel’s single character issues sell by issue 6.

47. THANOS VS HULK 
12/14  Thanos vs Hulk #1  -  39,862  ( --- )

Thanos Vs. Hulk is a four issue miniseries and will likely sell between 30k and 40k for the rest of its run.

48. NEW AVENGERS
12/09  New Avengers v1 #60 -  72,790  
12/11  New Avengers v2 #19 -  52,915  
---
12/13  N Avengers #13.INH  -  56,624  ( -3.7%)
01/14  ---
02/14  New Avengers v3 #14 -  50,668  (-10.5%)
03/14  New Avengers v3 #15 -  47,178  ( -6.9%)
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (  0.0%)
04/14  New Avengers v3 #17 -  45,885  ( -5.8%)
05/14  New Avengers v3 #18 -  43,668  ( -4.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #19 -  41,989  ( -3.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #20 -  43,962  ( -0.1%)
07/14  New Avengers v3 #21 -  42,699  (  1.8%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #22 -  42,797  (  0.2%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #23 -  40,018  ( -6.3%)
09/14  New Avengers v3 #24 -  45,123  (-12.8%)
10/14  New Avengers v3 #25 -  42,979  ( -4.8%)
11/14  New Avengers v3 #26 -  46,318  (  7.8%)
11/14  New Avengers v3 #27 -  40,408  (-12.8%)
12/14  New Avengers v3 #28 -  39,855  ( -1.4%)
---
6 mnth  (  -5.0%)
1 year  ( -29.6%)
3 year  ( -24.7%)
5 year  ( -45.2%)

Time Runs Out for New Avengers and sales continue to drop as well. This book leads into Secret Wars even more than Avengers, and even though the two books are one story this series sells even less. Not the strongest footing to launch your major world altering event out of, but if anyone can make it successful, it is probably Marvel.

51. IRON MAN
12/04  Iron Man v4 #2   - 53,294
12/09 Inv Iron Man #21  - 47,330
12/11 Inv Iron Man #511 - 35,402
12/12  Iron Man v6 #4   - 56,708
---
12/13  Iron Man v6 #19  - 32,537  ( -10.0%)
01/14  Iron Man v6 #20  - 30,533  (  -6.2%)
01/14  Iron #20.INH     - 30,512  (  -0.1%)
02/14  Iron Man v6 #21  – 29,546  (  -3.2%)
03/14  Iron Man v6 #22  - 29,017  (  -1.8%) 
03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  (  51.3%)
04/14  Iron Man v6 #24  - 31,257  ( -28.8%)
05/14  Iron Man v6 #25  - 29,558  (  -5.4%)
05/14  Iron Man v6 #26  - 28,654  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Iron Man v6 #27  - 28,290  (  -1.3%)
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #1 - 83,994  ( 199.7%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #2 - 42,621  ( -49.3%)
12/14  Sup. Iron Man #3 - 38,806  (  -9.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (  38.5%)
1 Year  (  19.3%)
2 Year  ( -32.0%)
3 Year  (   9.6%)
5 Year  ( -18.0%)
10 Year ( -27.2%)

3 issues in and Iron Man is only 10k above where it was before it relaunched. No worries though it’ll reboot again because of Secret Wars in less than a year.

53, 57. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN LEGACY
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #1 -  71,532  
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #2 -  48,795  ( -31.8%)
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #3 -  47,265  (  -3.9%)
11/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #4 -  42,114  ( -10.9%)
11/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #5 -  39,367  (  -6.5%)
12/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #6 -  36,647  (  -6.9%)
12/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #7 -  34,807  (  -5.0%)

Logan’s Legacy ends with about half the sales it started with two months ago. The Wolverines weekly series starts next month.

55. DEADPOOL vs.
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #1 – 57,275 [4,497]
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #2 – 49,374  (-13.8%)[2,757]
05/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #3 – 46,688  ( -5.4%)
06/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #4 – 47,228  (  1.2%)
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #1 - 54,762  ( --- )
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #2 - 45,047  (-17.7%)
08/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #3 - 38,471  (-14.6%)
09/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #4 – 35,748  ( -7.1%)
09/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #0 – 42,960  ( 20.2%)
10/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #1 – 47,983  ( 11.7%)
11/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #2 – 38,120  (-20.6%)
12/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #3 – 36,162  ( -5.1%)
---
6 Mnth ( -18.4%)

Deadpool vs. Hawkeye is following a similar sales trend as previous Deadpool vs. books.

58. SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP
10/14  Spider-Verse Team Up #1  -  35,449  (---)
11/14  Spider-Verse Team Up #2  -  34,408  (-2.9%)

Spider-Verse Team Up maintains a very solid sales level.

64. DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR
10/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #1 -  42,673  
11/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #2 -  36,707  (-14.0%)
12/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #3 -  33,151  ( -9.7%)

Deadpool’s Art of War is also very stable.

67. LEGENDARY STAR LORD
---
07/14  Star Lord #1 – 78,501
08/14  Star Lord #2 – 37,109 (-52.7%)
09/14  Star Lord #3 – 32,918 (-11.3%)
10/14  Star Lord #4 – 37,123 ( 12.8%)
11/14  Star Lord #5 – 36,905 ( -0.6%)
12/14  Star Lord #6 – 32,863 (-11.0%)

Star Lord keeps fluctuating between 32k and 37k, which is a pretty nice area for it to live. It will also probably get a boost during the upcoming Black Vortex crossover. This is a very good sales range for a single character comic and puts Star Lord in good company with books like Daredevil, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor which often sell around this level.

76. AMAZING X-MEN
12/04  Astonishing X-Men #7  - 134,109  
12/09  Astonishing X-Men #33 -  57,592  
12/11  Astonishing X-Men #45 -  31,392  
12/12  Astonishing X-Men #57 -  26,263  
---
11/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #1   - 112,337  (+434.4%)
12/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #2   -  60,870  ( -45.8%)
01/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #3   -  51,431  ( -15.5%)
02/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #4   -  48,161  (  -6.4%)
03/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #5   -  46,242  (  -4.0%)
04/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #6   -  45,095  (  -2.5%)
05/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #7   -  42,512  (  -5.7%)
06/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #8   -  41,613  (  -2.1%)
07/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #9   -  40,562  (  -2.5%)
08/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #10  -  36,405  ( -10.2%)
09/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #11  -  34,552  (  -5.1%)
10/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #12  -  32,966  (  -4.6%)
11/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #13  -  36,338  (  10.2%)
12/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #14  -  31,468  ( -13.4%)(Axis)
---
6  mnth  ( -24.4%)
1  year  ( -48.3%)
2  year  (  20.0%)
3  year  (   0.2%)
5 year   ( -45.4%)
10 year  ( -76.5%)

Amazing X-Men drops 13% this month as it ties into Axis. New story arc featuring the return of the Juggernaut starts soon, which might help boost sales.

77. MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN
12/04  Ult. Spider-Man v1 #70 –  88,964
12/09  Ult. Spider-Man v2 #5  –  45,849
12/11  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #5  –  48,308
12/12  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #18 -  36,944
---
12/13  Cataclysm USM #2 of 3  - 30,293  (-17.1%)
01/14  Cataclysm USM #3 of 3  - 27,650  ( -8.7%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  Ult. Spider-Man #200   - 41,608  ( 50.5%)
05/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #1 - 45,864  ( 10.2%)
06/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #2 - 38,231  (-16.6%)
07/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #3 - 37,240  ( -2.6%)
08/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #4 - 34,836  ( -6.5%)
09/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #5 - 34,140  ( -2.0%)
10/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #6 - 33,057  ( -3.2%)
11/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #7 - 31,607  ( -4.4%)
12/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #8 - 31,448  ( -0.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.7%)
1 year  (   3.8%)
2 year  ( -15.0%)
3 year  ( -34.9%)
5 year  ( -31.4%)
10 year ( -64.7%)

Miles has been very stable despite the rest of the Ultimate Universe crashing sales wise. It was just announced that the Ultimate books will merge with the main Marvel Universe as part of Secret Wars, and I expect Miles will find a new home and a new #1 in the aftermath of that event.

78. DAREDEVIL
12/04  Daredevil v2 #68 – 50,493
12/04  Daredevil   #503 – 38,680
12/11  Daredevil v3 #7  – 38,824
12/12  Daredevil v3 #21 - 35,848 
---
12/13  Daredevil v3 #34 - 32,331  ( -1.9%)
01/14  Daredevil v3 #35 - 32,067  ( -0.8%)
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)[1,948]
04/14  Daredevil #1.50  - 48,462  (-36.2%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
05/14  Daredevil v4 #3  - 39,316  (-8.2%)
06/14  Daredevil v4 #4  - 37,902  (-3.6%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #5  - 36,825  (-2.8%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #6  - 37,959  ( 3.1%)
07/14  Daredevil  #0.1  - 33,437
08/14  Daredevil v4 #7  - 36,785  (-3.1%)
09/14  Daredevil v4 #8  - 37,739  ( 2.6%)
10/14  Daredevil v4 #9  - 33,996  (-9.9%)
11/14  Daredevil v4 #10 - 32,438  (-4.6%)
12/14  Daredevil v4 #11 - 31,382  (-3.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.2%)
1 Year  (  -2.9%)
2 Year  ( -12.0%)
3 Year  ( -19.2%)
5 Year  ( -18.9%)
10 Year ( -37.8%)

Daredevil is winding down to the end of Waid and Samnee’s run just in time for Secret Wars and whatever comes next for the Marvel Universe.

80. MS. MARVEL
02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) [15,155]
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%) [3,440]
04/14  Ms. Marvel #3 -  37,140  ( -3.2%)
05/14  Ms. Marvel #4 -  34,839  ( -6.2%)
06/14  Ms. Marvel #5 -  33,795  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Ms. Marvel #6 -  36,041  (  6.6%)
08/14  Ms. Marvel #7 -  32,866  ( -8.8%)
09/14  Ms. Marvel #8 -  32,182  ( -2.1%)
10/14  Ms. Marvel #9 -  32,915  (  2.3%)
12/14  Ms. Marvel #10 - 30,282  ( -8.0%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -10.4%)

Ms. Marvel sales drop a bit after its one month break, but it stays just above the 30k mark. I expect Ms. Marvel will definitely have a home in the new Marvel universe.

82. X-MEN
12/04  X-Men v2 #165 -  86,637  
12/11  X-Men v3 #22  -  39,121  
12/12  X-Men v3 #39  -  29,326  
---
11/13  X-Men v4 #7  -  56,968  ( -20.9%)
12/13  X-Men v4 #8  -  53,201  (  -6.6%)
01/14  X-Men v4 #9  -  49,412  (  -7.1%)
02/14  X-M  #10.Now -  52,486  (   6.2%)
02/14  X-Men v4 #11 -  47,498  (  -9.5%)
03/14  X-Men v4 #12 -  44,135  (  -7.1%)
04/14  X-Men v4 #13 -  42,065  (  -4.7%)
05/14  X-Men v4 #14 -  39,499  (  -6.1%)
06/14  X-Men v4 #15 -  38,271  (  -3.1%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #16 -  38,937  (   1.7%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #17 -  36,255  (  -6.9%)
08/14  X-Men v4 #18 -  35,543  (  -2.0%)
09/14  X-Men v4 #19 -  33,737  (  -5.1%)
10/14  X-Men v4 #20 -  33,004  (  -2.2%)
11/14  X-Men v4 #21 -  31,468  (  -4.7%)
12/14  X-Men v4 #22 -  30,200  (  -4.0%)
---
6  mnth  ( -21.1%)
1  year  ( -43.2%)
2  year  (   3.0%)
3  year  ( -22.8%)
10 year  ( -65.1%)

The Final issue of the current run drops 1 thousand issues. G. Willow Wilson takes over for a short arc next month.

83. SCARLET SPIDERS
11/14  Scarlet Spiders #1  -  36,281  (---)(Spider-Verse)
12/14  Scarlet Spiders #2  -  29,628  (-18.3%)(Spider-Verse)

Issue 2 of this 3 issue miniseries drops 6k issues, but will probably still end pretty strong.

84, 88. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: WEAPON X PROGRAM
11/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #1 - 44,612 
11/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #2 - 33,143 (-25.7%)
12/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #3 - 29,355 (-11.4%)
12/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #4 - 27,979 ( -4.7%)

Another Death of Wolverine tie-in. This series ends next month and will likely maintain around 25k issues.

85. CARNAGE
12/11  Carnage USA  #1 – 37,620
---
10/14  AXIS Carnage #1 – 38,548
11/14  AXIS Carnage #2 – 32,015 (-16.9%)
12/14  AXIS Carnage #3 – 28,804 (-10.0%)
---
3 Year  (-23.4%)

These are pretty solid sales for this Carnage mini.

86. MIGHTY AVENGERS
12/09  Mighty Avengers   #32 -  48,662  
---
12/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #4 -  35,740  (-15.3%)
01/14  Mighty Avengers#5.INH -  30,251  (-15.4%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #6 -  27,195  (-10.1%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #7 -  26,512  ( -2.5%)
03/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #8 -  24,933  ( -6.0%)
04/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #9 -  23,903  ( -4.1%)
05/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #10 - 28,711  ( 20.1%)
06/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #11 - 26,221  ( -8.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #12 - 24,851  ( -5.2%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #13 - 22,490  ( -9.5%)
09/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #14 - 21,516  ( -4.3%)
10/14  ---
11/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #1  - 60,206  (179.8%)
11/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #2  - 34,428  (-42.8%)
12/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #3  - 28,744  (-16.5%)
---
6 Mnth  (   9.6%)
1 Year  ( -19.6%)
5 Year  ( -40.9%)

Mighty Avengers is rapidly returning to its previous low sales numbers. If Secret Wars results in a culling of low-selling lines or a reshuffle and relaunch, I expect Mighty Avengers to be one of the books that gets reimagined.

90. HULK
12/09  Incred Hulk    #605 - 43,964
12/11  Incred Hulk v4 #3   – 46,446
12/12  Incred Hulk v5 #2   - 63,653
---
12/13  Hulk #17.INH        - 35,679  (  -0.5%)
01/14  Hulk #18.INH        - 33,056  (  -7.4%)
02/14  Indestructible #19  - 31,192  (  -5.6%)
03/14  Indestructible #20  - 30,042  (  -3.7%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #1          - 73,551  ( 144.8%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #2          - 40,590  ( -44.8%)
05/14  Hulk v3 #3          - 37,639  (  -7.3%)
06/14  Hulk v3 #4          - 35,377  (  -6.0%)
08/14  Hulk v3 #5          - 34,903  (  -1.3%)
09/14  Hulk v3 #6          - 33,032  (  -5.4%)
10/14  Hulk v3 #7          - 35,084  (   6.2%)
11/14  Hulk v3 #8          - 34,483  (  -1.7%)
12/14  Hulk v3 #9          - 27,697  ( -19.7%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -21.7%)
1 Year  ( -22.4%)
2 Year  ( -56.0%)
3 Year  ( -40.4%)
5 Year  ( -37.0%)

After a few months of stability, Hulk drops almost 20% this month falling below the 30k line. With Secret Wars looming, I’m sure some sort of reboot is on the way.

91. Magneto
12/11  Magneto Not a Hero #2 – 19,262
---
03/14  Magneto #1 – 55,337
04/14  Magneto #2 – 35,772  (-35.4%)[2,297]
05/14  Magneto #3 – 35,504  ( -0.7%)
05/14  Magneto #4 – 33,070  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Magneto #5 – 32,837  ( -0.7%)
07/14  Magneto #6 – 32,675  ( -0.5%)
07/14  Magneto #7 – 31,001  ( -5.1%)
08/14  Magneto #8 – 29,727  ( -4.1%)
09/14  Magneto #9 – 31,563  (  6.2%)(Axis)
09/14  Magneto #10– 30,769  ( -2.5%)(Axis)
10/14  Magneto #11– 31,642  (  2.8%)(Axis)
11/14  Magneto #12– 30,107  ( -4.9%)(Axis)
12/14  Magneto #13– 27,418  ( -8.9%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -16.5%)
3 year  (  42.3%)

Magneto’s first post-Axis issue drops a few thousand copies. It looks like Axis may have been helping keep this title afloat above the 30k line. Will it survive the Secret Wars and get a relaunch?

93. MOON KNIGHT
12/09  Vengeance of MK#4  -  21,482  
12/11  Moon Knight v4 #8  -  24,626  
---
03/14  Moon Knight v5 #1  -  58,022 (  --- ) [7,266]
04/14  Moon Knight v5 #2  -  40,885 (-29.5%) [3,621]
05/14  Moon Knight v5 #3  -  42,607 (  4.2%)
06/14  Moon Knight v5 #4  -  40,348 ( -5.3%)
07/14  Moon Knight v5 #5  -  38,630 ( -4.3%)
08/14  Moon Knight v5 #6  -  37,646 ( -2.5%)
09/14  Moon Knight v5 #7  -  35,630 ( -5.4%)
10/14  Moon Knight v5 #8  -  32,434 ( -9.0%)
11/14  Moon Knight v5 #9  -  28,739 (-11.4%)
12/14  Moon Knight v5 #10 -  26,633 ( -7.3%)
---
6 Mnth  (-34.0%)
3 year  (  8.1%)
5 year  ( 24.0%)

Moon Knight continues its descent since the critically acclaimed creative team moved onto an Image book. There’s much less praise and excitement about the new arc, which seems to be reflected in the shrinking sales.

95, 101. AXIS REVOLUTIONS
10/14  Axis Revolutions #1 - 32,794
11/14  Axis Revolutions #2 - 27,775 (-15.3%)
12/14  Axis Revolutions #3 - 26,364 ( -5.1%)
12/14  Axis Revolutions #4 - 25,445 ( -3.5%)

Axis tie-in series ending at around 1/3 of the main Axis series sales, which isn’t terrible but isn’t great either.

97. INHUMAN 
04/14  Inhuman #1 - 58,309  
05/14  Inhuman #2 - 41,810 ( -28.3%) 
08/14  Inhuman #3 - 37,159 ( -11.1%) 
08/14  Inhuman #4 - 34,215 (  -7.9%) 
09/14  Inhuman #5 - 32,719 (  -4.4%) 
09/14  Inhuman #6 - 30,761 (  -6.0%) 
10/14  Inhuman #7 - 29,903 (  -2.8%)
11/14  Inhuman #8 - 50,766 ( -15.0%)
12/14  Inhuman #9 - 25,962 ( -48.9%)
12/14  Inhuman #10- 25,445 (  -2.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (-39.1%)

So a helpful commenter (thanks Randy C.) pointed out that the big boost to Inhumans #8 last month was due to Marvel shipping stores extra books to cross-promote with the Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale Inhumans reveal. So these lower numbers are much closer to Inhuman’s true sales numbers. Oddly enough despite this book not selling very well at all, Marvel is adding a second Inhumans book in April. This is likely due to the importance of the Inhumans to their overall publishing and film plans. Expect Inhumans to be an even bigger part of the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars.

100. GUARDIANS 3000
10/14  Guardians 3000 #1  -  58,574  (---)
11/14  Guardians 3000 #2  -  34,467  (-41.2%)
12/14  Guardians 3000 #3  -  25,509  (-26.0%)

Guardians 3000 drops a quarter of its sales this month. Of all the new Guardians books this one is selling the worst, perhaps it because these character aren’t as well known as the ones featured in the movie?

108. FANTASTIC FOUR
12/04  Fantastic Four #521   – 47,636
12/09  Fantastic Four #574   – 38,431
12/11  Fantastic Four #601   – 51,080
12/12  Fantastic Four #  2   - 58,421
---
12/13  Fantastic Four v5 #15 - 27,610  (  -3.7%)
01/14  Fantastic Four v5 #16 - 28,045  (   1.6%)
02/14  Fantastic Four v6 #1  - 65,775  ( 134.5%)
03/14  Fantastic Four v6 #2  - 37,569  ( -42.9%)
04/14  Fantastic Four v6 #3  - 34,930  (  -7.0%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #4  - 33,263  (  -4.8%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #5  - 33,336  (   0.2%)
06/14  Fantastic Four v6 #6  - 33,177  (  -0.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Fantastic Four v6 #7  - 33,687  (   1.5%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #8  - 30,674  (  -8.9%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #9  - 28,827  (  -6.0%)
09/14  Fantastic Four v6 #10 - 28,118  (  -2.5%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #11 - 26,938  (  -4.2%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #12 - 26,638  (  -1.1%)
11/14  Fantastic Four v6 #13 - 25,432  (  -4.5%)
12/14  Fantastic Four v6 #14 - 24,716  (  -2.8%)
---
6 mnth  ( -25.5%)
1 year  ( -10.5%)
2 year  ( -58.0%)
3 year  ( -51.6%)
5 year  ( -35.7%)
10 year ( -48.1%)

Fantastic Four suffers from standard attrition, as it marches towards its end in April. The covers for Secret Wars suggest the FF will play into Secret Wars, but will they all survive it, and what will the FF look like in the new universe.

116. NOVA
12/09  Nova v4 #32 - 22,202
---
12/13  Nova v5 #11 - 27,982  (-14.5%)
01/14  Nova v5 #12 - 25,043  ( -10.5%)
02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
03/14  Nova v5 #15 – 22,996  (  -2.0%)
04/14  Nova v5 #16 – 22,020  (  -4.2%)
05/14  Nova v5 #17 – 21,652  (  -1.7%)
06/14  Nova v5 #18 – 25,875  (  19.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Nova v5 #19 – 24,580  (  -5.0%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Nova v5 #20 – 24,377  (  -0.8%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Nova v5 #21 – 22,338  (  -8.4%)
10/14  Nova v5 #22 – 22,485  (   0.7%) 
11/14  Nova v5 #23 – 21,706  (  -3.5%)(Axis) 
11/14  Nova v5 #24 – 21,575  (  -0.6%)(Axis)
12/14  Nova v5 #25 – 21,805  (   1.1%)(Axis) 
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.7%)
1 Year  ( -22.1%)
5 Year  (  -1.8%)

Nova gets a little help from Axis, keeping it alive until its next tie-in with a more popular book in February’s Black Vortex. Will Secret Wars finally bring back Richard Rider or keep Sam Alexander around?

117. Loki, Agent of Asgard
---
02/14  Loki #1 -  41,921  (  --- )
03/14  Loki #2 -  27,968  ( -33.3%)
04/14  Loki #3 -  27,472  (  -1.8%)[2,269]
05/14  Loki #4 -  26,012  (  -7.0%)
06/14  Loki #5 -  24,794  (  -4.7%)
09/14  Loki #6 -  25,131  (   1.4%)(Axis)
10/14  Loki #7 -  25,430  (   1.2%)(Axis)
11/14  Loki #8 -  23,333  (  -8.2%)(Axis)
12/14  Loki #9 -  21,697  (  -7.0%)(Axis)
---
6 mnth  ( -12.5%)

Loki benefitted from its Axis tie-in at first, but these last few months the sales have dropped off and it is starting to reach the 20k danger zone.

118. ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL
12/14  All New MiracleMan Annual #1 -  21,644
120. BLACK WIDOW
12/04  Black Widow #3  – 24,372
12/09  Deadly Origin #2– 20,925
---
01/14  Black Widow #1  - 53,879
01/14  Black Widow #2  - 31,260  ( -42.0%)
02/14  Black Widow #3  – 28,127  ( -10.0%)
03/14  Black Widow #4  – 27,378  (  -2.7%)
04/14  Black Widow #5  – 27,055  (  -1.2%)
05/14  Black Widow #6  – 26,136  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Black Widow #7  – 25,423  (  -2.7%)
07/14  Black Widow #8  – 24,555  (  -3.4%)
08/14  Black Widow #9  – 24,885  (   1.3%)
09/14  Black Widow #10 – 23,687  (  -4.8%)
10/14  Black Widow #11 – 23,922  (   1.0%)
11/14  Black Widow #12 – 22,971  (  -4.0%)
12/14  Black Widow #13 – 21,444  (  -6.6%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.7%)
5 Year  (   2.5%)
10 Year ( -12.0%)

Black Widow drops again. Due to her role in the MCU, I expect Black Widow will get a relaunch in the new universe.

122. PUNISHER
12/04  Punisher v7 #15  – 40,359
12/09  Punisher v8 #12  – 24,985
12/11  Punisher v9 #5   - 23,971
12/12  Pun Warzone #2   - 25,471
---
02/14  Punisher v10 #1  – 54,558  (   --- )
02/14  Punisher v10 #2  – 31,709  ( -41.9%)
03/14  Punisher v10 #3  – 29,636  (  -5.6%)
04/14  Punisher v10 #4  – 28,435  (  -5.0%)
05/14  Punisher v10 #5  – 27,471  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #6  – 26,606  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #7  – 26,192  (  -1.6%)
07/14  Punisher v10 #8  – 25,957  (  -0.9%)
08/14  Punisher v10 #9  – 25,876  (  -0.3%)
09/14  Punisher v10 #10 – 23,680  (  -8.5%)
10/14  Punisher v10 #11 – 28,710  (  21.2%)
11/14  Punisher v10 #12 – 21,785  ( -24.1%)
12/14  Punisher v10 #13 – 21,248  (  -2.5%)
---
6 mnth  ( -18.9%)
2 year  ( -17.0%)
3 year  ( -11.4%)
5 year  ( -15.0%)
10 year ( -47.4%)

Another drop for Punisher, but I expect he’ll get a relaunch in the fall.

123. AXIS HOBGOBLIN
10/14  Axis Hobgoblin #1 - 31,243
11/14  Axis Hobgoblin #2 - 26,066 (-16.6%)
12/14  Axis Hobgoblin #3 - 20,958 (-19.6%)

Hobgoblin doesn’t fare as well as some of the other Axis tie-ins.

124. ALL-NEW X-FACTOR
12/09  X-Factor #200   - 36,577  
12/11  X-Factor #229   - 23,667  
12/12  X-Factor #249   - 21,211  
---
01/14  X-Factor v4 #1  - 45,727  (
01/14  X-Factor v4 #2  - 32,228  ( -29.5%)
02/14  X-Factor v4 #3  - 29,915  (  -3.2%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #4  - 27,337  (  -8.6%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #5  - 26,656  (  -2.5%)
04/14  X-Factor v4 #6  - 26,029  (  -2.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #7  - 24,873  (  -4.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #8  - 24,283  (  -2.4%)
06/14  X-Factor v4 #9  - 23,720  (  -2.3%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #10 - 22,563  (  -4.9%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #11 - 22,428  (  -0.6%)
08/14  X-Factor v4 #12 - 21,352  (  -4.8%)
09/14  X-Factor v4 #13 - 20,615  (  -3.5%)
09/14  X-Factor v4 #14 - 20,820  (   1.0%)
10/14  X-Factor v4 #15 - 22,240  (   6.8%)(Axis)
11/14  X-Factor v4 #16 - 21,276  (  -4.3%)(Axis)
12/14  X-Factor v4 #17 - 20,916  (  -1.7%)(Axis)
12/14  X-Factor v4 #18 - 19,963  (  -4.6%)(Axis)
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.8%)
2 Year  (  -6.0%)
3 Year  ( -15.7%)
5 Year  ( -45.4%)

X-Factor is another book that got an initial boost from Axis but has started to slip this month. This run ends with issue 20.

126.  AVENGERS WORLD
01/14  Avengers World #1 - 86,727
01/14  Avengers World #2 - 53,693  (-38.1%)
02/14  Avengers World #3 – 39,999  (-25.5%)
03/14  Avengers World #4 – 34,397  (-14.0%)
04/14  Avengers World #5 – 31,110  ( -9.6%)
05/14  Avengers World #6 – 28,969  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Avengers World #7 – 27,854  ( -3.8%)
06/14  Avengers World #8 – 26,912  ( -3.4%)
07/14  Avengers World #9 – 24,771  ( -8.0%)
07/14  Avengers World #10– 24,196  ( -2.3%)
08/14  Avengers World #11– 23,493  ( -2.9%)
09/14  Avengers World #12– 22,375  ( -4.8%)
09/14  Avengers World #13– 21,599  ( -3.5%)
10/14  Avengers World #14– 21,095  ( -2.3%)
11/14  Avengers World #15– 27,139  ( 28.7%)(Axis)
12/14  Avengers World #16– 20,853  (-23.2%)(Axis)
---
6 Mnth  ( -22.5%)

The Axis boosts of last month did not last until this month. I expect sales to continue to drop without the support of the event tie-in. I wonder what the Avengers line will look like next September.

128. Nightcrawler
12/04  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,437
---
04/14  Nightcrawler #1 – 49,426
05/14  Nightcrawler #2 – 35,356 (-28.5%)
06/14  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,743 (-10.2%)
07/14  Nightcrawler #4 – 27,990 (-11.8%)
08/14  Nightcrawler #5 – 25,627 ( -8.4%)
09/14  Nightcrawler #6 – 23,921 ( -6.7%)
10/14  Nightcrawler #7 – 23,379 ( -2.3%)
11/14  Nightcrawler #8 – 21,845 ( -6.6%)
12/14  Nightcrawler #9 – 20,317 ( -7.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (-36.0%)
10 Year (-35.4%)

Nightcrawler is scheduled to end with issue 12.

130. CAPTAIN MARVEL
12/09  Ms. Marvel #48        - 22,527  
12/12  Captain Marvel #8     - 19,970  
---
11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
05/14  Captain Marvel v7 #3  - 26,057 ( -7.0%)
06/14  Captain Marvel v7 #4  - 24,062 ( -7.7%)
07/14  Captain Marvel v7 #5  - 23,666 ( -1.6%)
08/14  Captain Marvel v7 #6  - 21,221 (-10.3%)
09/14  Captain Marvel v7 #7  - 21,022 ( -0.9%)
10/14  Captain Marvel v7 #8  - 20,692 ( -1.6%)
11/14  Captain Marvel v7 #9  - 19,885 ( -3.9%)
12/14  Captain Marvel v7 #10 - 19,973 (  0.4%)
---
6 mnth  ( -17.0%)
2 year  (   0.0%)
5 year  ( -11.3%)

Captain Marvel gets a small boost of about 100 issues this month. It will be tying into the new Black Vortex crossover in the spring.

133. Iron Fist: Living Weapon
12/04  Iron Fist #6    -  17,985  
---
04/14  Iron Fist LW #1 -  53,613 (  --- )[2,350]
05/14  Iron Fist LW #2 -  33,643 ( -37.2%)
06/14  Iron Fist LW #3 -  29,816 ( -11.4%)
07/14  Iron Fist LW #4 -  26,147 ( -12.3%)
08/14  Iron Fist LW #5 -  24,178 (  -7.5%)
09/14  Iron Fist LW #6 -  21,926 (  -9.3%)
10/14  ---
11/14  ---
12/14  Iron Fist LW #7 -  19,526 ( -10.9%)
---
6  mnth (-34.5%)

Iron Fist drops below the 20k mark. No word of a final issue, but with Secret War on the horizon, expect a lot of books to get a relaunch next fall.

134. SHE-HULK
12/12  Red She-Hulk #60- 20,798
---
02/14  She-Hulk #1     - 41,921  (  --- )[3,270]
03/14  She-Hulk #2     - 26,675  (-36.3%)
04/14  She-Hulk #3     - 27,398  (  2.7%)
05/14  She-Hulk #4     - 25,543  ( -6.8%)
06/14  She-Hulk #5     - 24,736  ( -3.2%)
07/14  She-Hulk #6     - 23,562  ( -3.2%)
08/14  She-Hulk #7     - 22,883  ( -2.9%)
09/14  She-Hulk #8     - 21,349  ( -6.7%)
10/14  She-Hulk #9     - 21,418  (  0.3%)
11/14  She-Hulk #10    - 20,188  ( -5.7%)
12/14  She-Hulk #11    - 19,095  ( -5.4%)
---
6 Mnth  (-22.8%)
2 Year  ( -8.0%)

She-Hulk ends with issue 12 next month.

137. X-FORCE
12/04  X-Force v2 #5  - 38,008  
12/09  X-Force v3 #22 - 51,859  
12/11  X-Force v4 #19 - 55,333
12/12  X-Force v4 #35 - 47,736  
---
12/13  X-Force v5 #15 - 27,567  ( -4.6%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #16 - 27,701  (  0.5%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #17 - 27,319  ( -1.4%)
02/14  X-Force v6 #1  - 47,427  ( 73.6%)
03/14  X-Force v6 #2  - 33,079  (-30.3%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #3  - 29,541  (-10.7%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #4  - 28,067  ( -5.0%)
05/14  X-Force v6 #5  - 26,215  ( -6.6%)
06/14  X-Force v6 #6  - 24,358  ( -7.1%)
07/14  X-Force v6 #7  - 23,675  ( -2.8%)
08/14  X-Force v6 #8  - 22,299  ( -5.8%)
09/14  X-Force v6 #9  - 21,263  ( -4.6%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #10 - 20,539  ( -3.4%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #11 - 20,308  ( -1.1%)
11/14  X-Force v6 #12 - 19,369  ( -4.6%)
12/14  X-Force v6 #13 - 18,759  ( -3.1%)
---
6 mnth  ( -23.0%)
1 year  ( -32.0%)
2 year  ( -61.0%)
3 year  ( -66.1%)
5 year  ( -63.8%)
10 year ( -50.6%)

X-Force ends with issue 15.

pre>141. DEATHLOK
12/09 Deathlok #2 – 14,059

10/14 Deathlok #1 – 43,991
11/14 Deathlok #2 – 20,883 ( -52.5%)
12/14 Deathlok #3 – 18,112 ( -13.3%)

5 year (28.8%)






Deathlok continues to drop but is still solicited through issue 7 in April.

145. CYCLOPS
---
05/14  Cyclops #1 – 47,468
06/14  Cyclops #2 – 31,132 ( -34.4%)
07/14  Cyclops #3 – 25,925 ( -16.7%)
08/14  Cyclops #4 – 23,305 ( -16.7%)
09/14  Cyclops #5 – 21,874 (  -6.1%)
10/14  Cyclops #6 – 20,115 (  -8.0%)
11/14  Cyclops #7 – 18,371 (  -8.7%)
12/14  Cyclops #8 – 17,146 (  -6.7%)
---
6 Mnth ( -44.9%)

Cyclops drops another 1000 issues. Still solicited through April and looks like it’ll be tying into Black Vortex.

146. SECRET AVENGERS
12/11  Secret Avengers    #20 - 38,202
12/12  Secret Avengers    #35 - 30,755
---
11/13  Secret Avengers v2 #11 - 25,326  ( -13.1%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #12 - 23,863  (  -5.8%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #13 - 23,172  (  -2.9%)
01/14  Secret Avengers v2 #14 - 21,372  (  -7.8%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #15 – 20,059  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #16 – 20,022  (  -0.2%)
03/14  Secret Avengers v3 #1  - 34,036  (  70.0%)
04/14  Secret Avengers v3 #2  - 24,724  ( -27.4%)
05/14  Secret Avengers v3 #3  - 22,860  (  -7.5%)
06/14  Secret Avengers v3 #4  - 21,335  (  -6.7%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #5  - 20,088  (  -5.8%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #6  - 19,435  (  -3.3%)
08/14  Secret Avengers v3 #7  - 20,017  (   3.0%)
09/14  Secret Avengers v3 #8  - 18,680  (  -6.7%)
10/14  Secret Avengers v3 #9  - 18,974  (   1.6%)
11/14  Secret Avengers v3 #10 - 17,652  (  -7.0%)
12/14  Secret Avengers v3 #11 - 17,109  (  16.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -19.8%)
1 Year  ( -28.3%)
2 Year  ( -44.0%)
3 Year  ( -55.2%)

Secret Avengers ends with issue 15 in April.

148. STORM
---
07/14  Storm #1 – 47,566
08/14  Storm #2 – 25,268 ( -46.9%)
09/14  Storm #3 – 22,078 ( -12.6%)
10/14  Storm #4 – 19,862 ( -10.0%)
11/14  Storm #5 – 17,999 (  -9.4%)
12/14  Storm #6 – 17,028 (  -5.4%)

Storm continues to drop although the drops are shrinking. It is currently still solicited through issue 10 in April.

162. ALL-NEW INVADERS
12/04  Invaders #4           - 23,708  
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01/14  All-New Invaders  #1  - 55,167
02/14  All-New Invaders  #2  – 32,293  (-41.5%)
03/14  All-New Invaders  #3  – 27,329  (-15.4%)
04/14  All-New Invaders  #4  – 22,927  (-16.1%)
05/14  All-New Invaders  #5  – 21,843  ( -4.7%)
06/14  All-New Invaders  #6  – 23,470  (  7.4%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  All-New Invaders  #7  – 22,332  ( -4.8%) O.S. Tie-In 
07/14  All-New Invaders  #8  – 19,865  (-11.0%) 
08/14  All-New Invaders  #9  – 18,666  ( -6.0%) 
09/14  All-New Invaders  #10 – 17,821  ( -4.5%) 
10/14  All-New Invaders  #11 – 16,711  ( -6.2%) 
11/14  All-New Invaders  #12 – 15,613  ( -6.6%)
12/14  All-New Invaders  #13 – 14,697  ( -5.9%)
---
6  Mnth  ( -32.7%)

Invaders ends with issue 15 in February.

172. Elektra
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04/14  Elektra #1 -  47,676 (  --- )
05/14  Elektra #2 -  26,612 (-44.2%)
06/14  Elektra #3 -  22,773 (-14.4%)
07/14  Elektra #4 -  19,125 (-16.0%)
08/14  Elektra #5 -  17,209 (-10.0%)
09/14  Elektra #6 -  16,136 ( -6.2%)
10/14  Elektra #7 -  15,021 ( -6.9%)
11/14  Elektra #8 -  14,132 ( -5.9%)
12/14  Elektra #9 -  13,241 ( -6.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -41.9%)

Elektra ends with issue 11.

174. All NEW ULTIMATES
12/04  Ultimates      #2  - 146,277
12/11  Ult comics Ult #5  -  36,396
12/12  Ult comics Ult #19 -  26,971
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12/13  Cataclysm Ult. #2 - 33,348  (-20.8%)
01/14  Cataclysm Ult. #3 - 29,566  (-11.3%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  All-New Ult #1   - 30,308  ( 39.6%)
05/14  All-New Ult #2   - 24,165  (-20.3%)
06/14  All-New Ult #3   - 21,898  ( -9.4%)
06/14  All-New Ult #4   - 20,561  ( -6.1%)
07/14  All-New Ult #5   - 18,199  (-11.5%)
08/14  All-New Ult #6   - 16,605  ( -8.8%)
08/14  All-New Ult #7   - 16,654  (  0.3%)
09/14  All-New Ult #8   - 16,068  ( -3.5%)
10/14  All-New Ult #9   - 14,917  ( -7.2%)
11/14  All-New Ult #10  - 13,559  ( -9.1%)
12/14  All-New Ult #11  - 13,011  ( -4.0%)
---
6  Mnth  ( -40.6%)
1  Year  ( -61.0%)
2  Year  ( -52.0%)
3  Year  ( -64.3%)
10 Year  ( -91.1%)

Ultimates ends with issue 12 in January.

179. AVENGERS NOW
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12/14  Avengers Now – 12,497

Avengers Now is a $4.99 Marvel Universe handbook update, and sells pretty well.

186. MEN OF WRATH
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10/14  Men of Wrath #1 – 20,927
11/14  Men of Wrath #2 – 13,484 (-35.6%)
12/14  Men of Wrath #3 – 11,839 (-12.2%)

The drops are shrinking for this Icon book.

188. MARVEL’s AVENGERS
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12/14  Marvel’s Avengers – 11,370

A comic book adaptation of the first Avengers film that sells at the normal number for these kinds of adaptations.

198. Dark Tower: Drawing of Three
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #1 – 21,072
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #2 – 12,356  ( -41.4%)
10/14  Dark tower: DoT #3 – 12,130  (  -1.8%)
11/14  Dark tower: DoT #4 – 11,351  (  -6.4%)
12/14  Dark tower: DoT #5 – 10,709  (  -5.7%)

Dark tower is stabilizing around its normal sales numbers.

224. GEORGE ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO
01/14  Act One #1 of 5 - 24,515
02/14  Act One #2 of 5 – 17,624 ( -28.1%)
03/14  Act One #3 of 5 – 15,720 ( -10.8%)
04/14  Act One #4 of 5 – 14,855 (  -5.5%)
06/14  Act One #5 of 5 – 13,924 (  -6.3%)
09/14  Act Two #1 of 5 – 13,163 (  -5.5%)
10/14  Act Two #2 of 5 – 10,360 ( -21.3%)
11/14  Act Two #3 of 5 –  9,047 ( -12.7%)
12/14  Act Two #4 of 5 –  8,331 (  -7.9%)

Empire of the Dead continues to drop, although the drops are shrinking.

299. MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
12/12  MUU Spider-Man #9  – 5,235  ( -3.0%)
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12/13  MUU Spider-Man #21 – 5,015  ( -2.9%)
01/14  MUU Spider-Man #22 - ?,???  (  ??? )
02/14  MUU Spider-Man #23 – 4,761  ( -3.7%)
03/14  MUU Spider-Man #24 – 4,544  ( -4.6%)
04/14  MUU Spider-Man #25 – 4,529  ( -0.3%)
05/14  MUU Spider-Man #26 – 4,759  (  5.1%)
06/14  MUU Spider-Man #27 – 4,713  ( -1.0%)
07/14  ---
08/14  ---
09/14  ---
10/14  ---
11/14  MUU Spider-Man WW #1  – 6,343  (  -1.0%)
12/14  MUU Spider-Man WW #2  – 5,063  ( -20.2%)
---
6 Mnth  (  7.4%)
1 Year  (  1.0%)
2 Year  ( -3.0%)

Web Warriors drops closer to the normal sales for these cartoon tie-ins. The other cartoon tie-in Avengers book didn’t chart this month.

6-Month Comparisons

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98.6%	THOR #3
90.6%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
64.6%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
41.1%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7
39.7%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9
39.6%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8
38.5%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
9.6%	CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 
7.4%	MU ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
1.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
0.8%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-3.9%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 (SV)
-4.3%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
-5.0%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-10.4%	MS MARVEL #10
-11.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17 
-12.5%	LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9 
-12.7%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-15.7%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-15.7%	NOVA #25 (Axis)
-15.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-16.5%	MAGNETO #13
-17.0%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-17.2%	DAREDEVIL #11
-17.7%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-18.9%	PUNISHER #13
-19.7%	DEADPOOL #38 
-19.8%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-21.1%	X-MEN #22
-21.7%	HULK #9
-22.0%	DEADPOOL #39 
-22.5%	AVENGERS WORLD #16 
-22.8%	SHE-HULK #11 
-23.0%	X-FORCE #13 
-24.4%	AMAZING X-MEN #14
-25.5%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14 
-32.7%	ALL NEW INVADERS #13 
-34.0%	MOON KNIGHT #10
-34.5%	IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #7
-36.0%	NIGHTCRAWLER #9 
-39.1%	INHUMAN #10 
-40.2%	GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT 2 #4
-40.6%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-41.9%	ELEKTRA #9
-44.9%	CYCLOPS #8

1 Year Comparisons

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83.3%	THOR #3
58.6%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
45.0%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
37.6%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
37.0%	SCARLET SPIDERS #2 
23.1%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7
21.9%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9
21.8%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8
19.3%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
3.8%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
1.0%	M U ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
0.9%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-2.0%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
-2.0%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-2.9%	DAREDEVIL #11
-10.5%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-14.7%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-15.6%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-19.6%	CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
-22.1%	NOVA #25
-22.4%	HULK #9
-28.3%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-29.6%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-32.0%	X-FORCE #13
-43.2%	X-MEN #22
-48.3%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-61.0%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-63.1%	AVENGERS #39 TRO

2 Year Comparisons

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36%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
31%	THOR #3
20%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
11%	SCARLET SPIDERS #2 
3%	X-MEN #22
0%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-1%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-3%	MU ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
-6%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-8%	SHE-HULK #11 
-12%	DAREDEVIL #11
-15%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-17%	PUNISHER #13
-22%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
-28%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-30%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-31%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-32%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-44%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-48%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
-50%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-52%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-56%	HULK #9
-58%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-61%	X-FORCE #13

3 Year Comparisons

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94.0%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
91.0%	THOR #3
70.6%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
65.8%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
42.3%	MAGNETO #13
9.6%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
8.1%	MOON KNIGHT #10
6.0%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
4.9%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
0.2%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-11.4%	PUNISHER #13
-11.6%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-15.7%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-16.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-17.6%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-19.2%	DAREDEVIL #11
-22.8%	X-MEN #22
-23.4%	AXIS CARNAGE #3
-24.7%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-30.3%	DARK TOWER DoT PRISONER #5
-34.9%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-40.4%	HULK #9
-51.6%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-55.2%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-64.3%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-66.1%	X-FORCE #13

5 Year Comparisons

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135.6%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
119.9%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
78.0%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
31.4%	THOR #3
28.8%	DEATHLOK #3
24.0%	MOON KNIGHT #10
2.5%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-1.8%	NOVA #25
-5.4%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-8.1%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-11.3%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-15.0%	PUNISHER #13
-18.0%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-18.9%	DAREDEVIL #11
-20.2%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-31.4%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-35.7%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-37.0%	HULK #9
-40.9%	CAPT AM & MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
-42.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-45.2%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-45.4%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-45.4%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-45.4%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
-62.2%	DARK TOWER DoT PRISONER #5
-63.8%	X-FORCE #13

10 Year Comparisons

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26.4%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
-12.0%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-27.2%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-35.4%	NIGHTCRAWLER #9 
-37.8%	DAREDEVIL #11
-40.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-47.4%	PUNISHER #13
-48.1%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-50.6%	X-FORCE #13
-64.7%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-65.1%	X-MEN #22
-76.5%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-91.1%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11

Secret Wars will be changing everything. This time next year, the makeup of Marvel’s publishing line may look completely different. What books do you want to see get relaunched, which books should end with the event? Do you think the x-books and the Fantastic Four will have a smaller presence to make more room for Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy? What aspects of continuity do you expect to see altered or erased? Lots of questions to tackle in the comments, I’m sure you’ll have fun.

Thank you for joining me this last year, and as always keep reading comics!

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25. Review: Punk rock and questionable choices are the ties that bind in Curb Stomp #1

curbSWritten by: Ryan Ferrier

Illustrated by: Devaki Neogi

Colors by: Neil Lalonde

Letters by: Colin Bell

Publisher: Boom Studios

The time period of Boom Studio’s limited series Curb Stomp is somewhat tough to pin down. The clothing styles vacillate from the 50s through the 70s, which of course form the template for the hot styles of today. The convenience stores have a modern look, as does the one television set I spotted (there’s nary a cell phone or a computer to be found). At least for now, it doesn’t really matter: Curb Stomp traffics in a genre defined by the pulp novels and exploitation films of those aforementioned eras, so it makes sense that the look of it is something of a review of these periods.

The story itself is also somewhat timeless:  several marginalized neighborhoods surrounding a large city are defined by the gangs that rule them. Newport gang “The Wrath” runs guns and Bayside crew “The Five” runs drugs, leaving the working class people of Old Beach caught between the two. And that’s where the all-woman gang “The Fever” come in. Rather than junk or firearms, The Fever deal justice: with bats, fists and switchblades. “The cops don’t come to Old Beach,”
explains gang-leader Machete Betty,” our justice is D.I.Y.” Rounding out the crew are Violet Volt, Daisy Chain, Derby Girl and Bloody Mary. These ladies are fiercely loyal to each other, as much friends, pillaging each other’s collections for punk rock records, as they are a badass gang of broads who fight dirty.

Though the moniker and set-up are firmly grounded in girl-gang pastiche, the racial make-up of the The Fever is a breath of fresh air. Though not explicitly stated, at least three of the group appear to be non-white: Bloody Mary is asian, Violet Volt is black and Machete Betty just might be latino if the cover art is representative. If it seems odd that I’m so unsure of their ethnicity, you just have to see the comic for yourself: Neil Lalonde has had a field day coloring it. His use of bright and contrasting hues gives the book a pop-punk look, an Andy Warhol sensibility. This really worked for me, especially during a scene in which a crooked city politician makes an alliance with the leaders of The Wrath and Five gangs. There, Lalonde’s use of sickly greens and yellows sets the perfect tone.

Speaking of the art, let’s talk about newcomer Devaki Neogi’s beautiful work on this issue. While we’ve seen some very lovely and modern main-stream comic styles from other Boom titles released this year, Neogi’s art reminded me powerfully of the work of seminal indie comic artists like Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes. The characterizations of the Fever members are sexy, but powerful. These ‘aint your silver-age pin-ups. The clothing and styles the individual Fever members sport seem authentic, if a little showy.

And what of the violence? With a title like Curb Stomp, I worried that it might be handled in an exploitative way — in-step with the exploitation films that lend the book it’s look. Not so. There’s an interesting (if a tad unrealistic) truce amongst the gangs that disallows the use of firearms on each other, leaving skirmishes to be settled with fists and bats rather than drive-by’s. The titular scene forms the spine of the tale: and leaves the perpetrator sick to their stomach. Ferrier plays his plan for the four issue series close to the chest, leaving this first installment to mostly introduce the characters and define the borders of the city and it’s denizens. In our  recent interview with the series creator, Ferrier stated the series would have “real social issues and…a lot more messages in it.”  The loose sketch of the story is interesting, and if the later issues match the intensity of the art it might be a very interesting series.

 

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