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1. Review: Gotham Academy #6, The Kids of the Black Hole

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Gotham Academy 006-000Story: Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher

Art: Karl Kerschl, Mingue Helen Chen 

Color: Msassyk, Serge Lapointe

Letters: Steve Wands

Publisher: DC Comics

 

 

 

As much as we love reading about the adventures of the world’s greatest detective, you have to figure Gotham city is probably a pretty messed up place to grow up. Walking down the street could get you turned inside out by Joker gas or someone in a skintight cat outfit could shred you to pieces. Even adolescents in this world have it rough. This is mostly due to Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. They put kids in buildings with Arkham inmates, fire hazards, and sinister looking headmasters. All these obstacles put forth for our enjoyment in Gotham Academy #6.

The issue wraps the first story arc and sheds a little more light on Olive Sliverlock’s forgotten past. What issue six finally does is make good use of a Batman appearance. It’s powerful, and not just because of the fight with Killer Croc. This chapter of Gotham Academy puts Olive on a collision course with the caped crusader. Neither character is shown to be on the right side of the argument, which makes this matter poignant to the series and a mystery we’re sure to want answers about. Cloonan and Fletcher write the usual whimsy and angst sprinkled voice that cast of characters has become known for in the series. It’s just that now the team has managed to raise the stakes for all of them.

In addition to the usual fantastic Disney animated style art of Karl Kerschl, issue six brings Mingue H. Chen on board for some key flashback sequences and an epilogue that leaves us wishing DC would just skip Convergence altogether. Her style is noticeably more painted than that of Kerschl but it never jitters the reader. The two artists blend pages smoothly and that’s the best you can ask for when sharing illustration duties on a single story.

Gotham Academy is one of the best new ideas DC has published in awhile. If you’ve been on the fence about trying this series, go do it. Issue six, as a standalone, has major hook and you’ll definitely be enticed enough to pick up the pieces you’ve missed. One usually has to read a Vertigo published book to find this much depth in a comic.

Now that the kids are united it’ll be even more fun to see how they’ll be divided.

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2. Jesse Eisenberg with a bald head = Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Via Entertainment Weekly, here’s your first look at Jesse Eisenberg with a clean shaven dome for his role as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Director Zack Snyder shared a few words on Eisenberg in the role:

He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.

More importantly, this tips me off to the idea that we’ll be seeing a trailer very soon, as they had been keeping Eisenberg’s head under wraps (literally) for months. Now that this cat is out of the bag, those WonderCon trailer debut rumors don’t seem so unfounded.

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3. Who should play Jesse Custer in the Preacher TV Show?

The Preacher pilot is HAPPENING. I never believed this day would come. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s scabrous, epic take on religion, armageddon and personal honor is still violent and shocking. But it’s happening.

They’ve cast Tulip (Ruth Negga)

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And Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun)

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And Arseface (Ian Colletti)

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But who will play Jesse Custer? The main man, the fallen preacher whose power allow him to take on God himself?

Maybe it should be Matt Ryan, who plays the almost sure to not return Constantine.

After all, Constantine and Jesse Custer look a lot alike.

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Actually, the front runner is said to be Dominic Cooper, who also has a strong resemblance to Howard Stark. This is all getting very confusing.

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4. Entertainment Round-Up: Captain Marvel rumors, The X-Files to return, Another Preacher cast member is announced

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Happy SDCC Hotelpocalypse everyone! Here’s hoping all your dreams come true in 48 hours. The rest of you are far smarter to not put yourself through the sleepless nights and stress.

Here’s today’s big Entertainment headlines:

POSSIBLE SPOILERS IN THE FIRST ITEM

Latino Review dropped a Captain Marvel rumor today, here’s the gist of it. They hear that Marvel has already cast the role of Carol Danvers and are keeping it tightly under wraps. We’ll be getting our first glimpse of her in Age of Ultron they report, as has been reported for a few months now over at Badass Digest.

They also state that Marvel already has the story for her debut film already sketched out and they’re attempting to recruit an established talent to script it. Captain Marvel scribe Kelly Sue DeConnick was apparently in the running, but there’s no word yet on what decisions Marvel has made other than Jim Starlin is apparently on board as a consultant.

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– X-Files fans take heart, your favorite duo is returning to the small screen as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have signed on-board for a six part X-Files mini-series that will air on FOX on a not yet revealed date. Series creator Chris Carter is back on board as well, and here’s what he had to say per The Hollywood Reporter:

I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.

The last time The X-Files returned, I remember seeing a bunch of really disappointed theater-goers. Here’s hoping this second reunion goes off a bit better.

– AMC’s Preacher now has a Cassidy to team up with Tulip and Arseface, and it’s Misfits actor Joseph Gilgun. Here’s how Deadline colorfully describes the Irish vampire for the series:

Jesse’s sidekick Cassidy is described as the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.

We’re still waiting to find out who is going to play Jesse Custer, but that announcement is likely imminent.

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5. Preview: The Multiversity: Ultra Comics brings a haunted comic into our world

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Via Paste Magazine, who also scored a great interview with Grant Morrison about the eighth chapter of his critically acclaimed The Multiversity, here is a five page preview of this week’s reunion between Morrison and his Superman Beyond collaborators Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy: The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Given that Superman Beyond is one of my favorite Morrison comics ever, it’s no surprise that I’m looking forward to just what this dreaded comic, that’s appeared in the majority of The Multiversity‘s previous chapters as a corrupting object, will offer.

If my eyes turn red and I start attacking all of my loved ones, you’ll know who to blame.

As an additional note, when speaking with Paste at the above link, Morrison made mention of the team’s biggest influence for the new issue:

One more thing is that Ultra Comics was inspired by the 1970s head comics. I don’t know if you’ve ever read Jim Starlin’s Warlock or Captain Marvel. I grew up on that. Back in the day, people like Starlin would come back from Vietnam and did these fantastic allegorical kind of Pilgrim’s Progress-style superhero comics. So I think Ultra Comics was my and Doug Mahnke’s attempt to almost create one of those cosmic comics of the ‘70s. Everything is allegorical. Everything is a metaphor. Everything is some psychological state. I will mention that, because those guys were a big inspiration for this particular issue.

 

THE MULTIVERSITY: ULTRA COMICS #1

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:10 B&W Variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
1:25 Variant cover by DUNCAN ROULEAU
1:50 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON
On sale MARCH 25 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The penultimate chapter of the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here!
The acclaimed FINAL CRISIS team of Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke reunite for a story so big it could only take place in the real world – that’s right, Earth-33 is back!
With the Multiverse under attack, a team of scientists create one final savior to take on the otherworldly threat…and its name is Ultra Comics! Literally held in your hands, one being will attempt to halt the annihilation of creation – and you, the reader, will have a front-row seat as you become an integral part of the resistance!
It’s another exciting, experimental story told by two of today’s top creators! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue which acts as chapter eight of THE MULTIVERSITY storyline.










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6. Entertainment Round-Up: The Flash cast and crew talk last night’s big episode, Star Wars Episode IX may be circling a director, the first SPECTRE poster is unveiled

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It’s new comic book day, the best day of the week! Before I rush off to my LCS, let’s round-up the few relevant entertainment headlines that are out and about:

– Last night’s episode of The Flash was pretty excellent, with easily the best final 10 minutes that I’ve seen in a superhero television adaptation. Some of the key players of the latest installment spoke with the press yesterday about the ramifications of Barry’s actions and what’s to come:

SPOILERS!!!!!! Look away now if you’re behind on your viewing….

What happens when you interrupt the space/time continuum on The Flash?

ANDREW KREISBERG: Like Wells has said in a previous episode, there are different versions of time travel. There’s the fixed loop, and then there’s the version where time is more plastic and mutable. One of the fun things is discovering what’s a fixed point in time, what can’t be changed and what things always have to happen, and then what things are changeable and are mutable. It’s a mixture of both. Obviously, none of us knows how time travel really works, but we’ve come up with our rules and we try to stick by them. Not to pat ourselves on the back, but a lot of what we’re doing now is stuff we set up in the pilot. You can go back and watch the pilot and go, “Oh, I get it! That’s why that stream of things is happening!

Will Barry still have to stop Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre) again?

KREISBERG: The ramifications of this episode are the fun of Episode 16, and seeing how much of what happened in Episode 15 still happens and how much of it might possibly change.

Cisco is a very smart guy. Will he still be suspicious of Dr. Wells, even though they’ve gone back in time?

KREISBERG: Part of the fun of Episode 16 is watching that when time changes, certain events will occur that prevent Cisco from following along the same trajectory. You’ll see how things play out, but in a completely different way.

Now we know that Harrison really is Eobard Thawne. How will that tie into Eddie Thawne, and what will their connection be?

KREISBERG: You can take him at his word that there obviously is a family connection between the two of them. There are some great scenes coming up, between Tom and Rick [Cosnett], that starts to become a storyline. It’s cool stuff. We’re not trying to purposely trick the comic book fans. Being one myself, you can get upset when it’s not quite the way it was in the book. But, the show has to live on its own and it has to be for everybody. It can’t just be an adaptation of comic books that people have already read and know so well. Obviously, we’ve thought of this, from the very beginning, and it’s been leading up to this.

And then there’s the kicker:

Is there a parallel universe now, where there is no Flash?

KREISBERG: Is there?

TOM CAVANAGH: Is there? Answer a question with a question.

I’m still predicting that the season ends with Barry saving his mom and the time ramifications of that taking shape in some way to set up Season 2 (someone else is The Flash perhaps? Wally? Jay?). Make sure you check out the link above for more quotes including further details from Tom Cavanagh about Dr. Wells’ latest revelation and Candice Patton on the future of Barry and Iris.

Latino Review has a new report this morning with the rumored front-runner to direct Star Wars Episode IX, J.J. Abrams. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director would make some level of sense given that Episode VIII director Rian Johnson is reportedly scripting Episode IX, and were Abrams to helm it, it would be a sort of “synthesis” of their two visions for the franchise.

– Here’s the first SPECTRE poster, looking as non-descript as possible, but if any of you are like my significant other, any picture of Daniel Craig is a good picture:

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7. DC Comics pulls controversial Batgirl variant cover at the creative team’s wish

So, June is Joker month in the DCU, with variant covers for all the books featuring the lovable scamp once portrayed by Cesar Romero.

And last Friday, the variant cover for Batgirl #41 was revealed, by artist Rafael Albuquerque.

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The image is a call-out to The Killing Joke, the story by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland where the Joker kidnaps Barbara Gordon, strips her, shoots her through the spine, paralyzing her, and send pictures to Batman and Jim Gordon to make them feel bad.

It’s a powerful story, but also very much of its time in that superhero comics were just proving how dark, grim, gritty and painful they could be. And Barbara Gordon paid the price.

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Now, however, she’s the chipper star of a cheerful superhero book, written by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher and dawn by Babs Tarr, and the book has become the flagship title for a new kind of DC. A new, more inclusive DC.

And on those ground alone, the cover was rather inappropriate. As an image of the star of the book being physically and psychologically assaulted, it was even more disturbing. It’s a tribute to Albuquerque’s talent that the image clearly captures Batgirl’s fear and terror at the hands of the Joker.

Over the weekend, there was great objection. I had already started a round-up post with this storify and DC Women Kicking Ass teeing off.

And things got even more out of hand today with the #changethecover hashtag going up against the #dontchangethecover and all manner of really inane insults, threats and misunderstandings going out. It was less amusing and more heated than the Spider-Woman cover, even, because at the end of the day, a woman being brutalized (possibly sexually) is way more disturbing than a sexy ass.

But in the evening, East Coast time, Albuquerque stepped up and said he had requested the cover be pulled in a statement to CBR:

My Batgirl variant cover artwork was designed to pay homage to a comic that I really admire, and I know is a favorite of many readers. ‘The Killing Joke’ is part of Batgirl’s canon and artistically, I couldn’t avoid portraying the traumatic relationship between Barbara Gordon and the Joker.

For me, it was just a creepy cover that brought up something from the character’s past that I was able to interpret artistically. But it has become clear, that for others, it touched a very important nerve. I respect these opinions and, despite whether the discussion is right or wrong, no opinion should be discredited.

My intention was never to hurt or upset anyone through my art. For that reason, I have recommended to DC that the variant cover be pulled. I’m incredibly pleased that DC Comics is listening to my concerns and will not be publishing the cover art in June as previously announced.

With all due respect,
Rafa

DC Entertainment also released a statement

We publish comic books about the greatest heroes in the world, and the most evil villains imaginable. The Joker variant covers for June are in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Joker.

Regardless if fans like Rafael Albuquerque’s homage to Alan Moore’s THE KILLING JOKE graphic novel from 25 years ago, or find it inconsistent with the current tonality of the Batgirl books – threats of violence and harassment are wrong and have no place in comics or society.
We stand by our creative talent, and per Rafael’s request, DC Comics will not publish the Batgirl variant. – DC Entertainment

NOW, a few things about that. As laid out by Jude Terror, DC’s statement was incredibly badly worded and made it sound like Albuquerque had been threatened, when in fact PEOPLE OPPOSING THE COVER HAD BEEN THREATENED.

Series writer Cameron Stewart and Albuquerque made it clear on Twitter that Albuquerque had not received any threats.

However, it also became VERY CLEAR, that the Batgirl creative team themselves had raised objections to the cover from the start. (Variant covers are produced outside the editorial department.) And Stewart was very clear about this on Twitter. There were a gazilliion tweets about this, the below is just a selection.

 

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I have a few observations about this:

• This isn’t censorship; it’s reversing a bad marketing decision that should never have been made. Why was it a bad marketing decision? Because Batgirl is the standard bearer for a new view of DC and its characters. I wasn’t kidding about Cesar Romero. Before there was all this psycho sadism, face removal, fear of a homosexual relationship between Batman and the Joker, Heath Ledger in a dress and so on, The Joker was a character who used joy buzzers and exploding cigars as weapons, and tried to take over Gotham with a flying saucer.

• The point is, when character run as long as Batman and the Joker and Batgirl have, their portrayal changes to reflect the times. The Killing Joke is a good old story from another era. I know we all like all backs and tributes and homages, but this one was not the right image for a new initiative at a publishing company.

• To the people saying they aren’t going to read DC Comics any more…pandering to the base hasn’t worked for comics for a long time.

• If you really love that cover, download a high res jpeg and make yourself a handy little print of it for you own use in your own home. No one will tell on you.

• The abusive nature of the internet is a blight on our society.

Meanwhile, this may be the truest thing that was said about the whole thing:

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8. Entertainment Round-Up: The Flash Season 2 may bring new speedsters, another Crow is cast, Batman’s role in Suicide Squad revealed?, and another returning character for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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It was a slow news weekend on the entertainment front these past few days, but here are the the headlines that grabbed my attention in the past 48 hours:

– Both of the casts and creative teams for The Flash and Arrow were on hand at PaleyFest over the weekend. Nothing really earth shattering was announced, but there were a few teases that might excite fans, particularly for The Flash. According to TVLine, Greg Berlanti has hopes that they’ll tackle Wally West or Bart Allen, though no sooner than Season 2. They also hinted that the series will be adapting a major Flash comics storyline soon. Flashpoint, Crisis on Infinite Earths, or a meld of the two seem the obvious answers there, but who knows?

James O’Barr‘s The Crow is getting another shot at the big screen, directed by Corin Hardy, and according to O’Barr, the film has already found its lead (per Dread Central):

O’Barr said that “Jack Huston has definitely been cast,” that he was “really happy with that choice,” and that the film “will shoot in a couple of months.” He also said the film will essentially be a straight adaptation of his original graphic novel, which differs quite a bit from the (still awesome) 1994 Brandon Lee vehicle.

Jack Huston is a fan favorite from Boardwalk Empire, so this makes for a fairly compelling choice. Whether or not the world needs another Crow film…I’ll leave that up to your discretion.

- The folks over at Latino Review have really been nailing the Suicide Squad news over the past week, dropping some choice tidbits about Jared Leto‘s Joker before the weekend hit. Now they have a few details regarding Batman’s appearance in the David Ayer directed ensemble picture:

According to sources, in the film Batman is some sort of big boogeyman that the government REALLY hates. Get this, prior to the events in #BatmanvSuperman, THE JOKER is the only one to really ever meet him or know him and that’s why he’s so important to Amanda Waller. They have footage of Batman in action which they watch. There is a bit of dialogue where they say Batman is the key to tracking down all “the supers.” Very cool stuff.

- I never find myself terribly excited about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a number of reasons that have been covered by enough people, but it was pointed out to me this morning by Hannah that in the most recently released episode synopsis, Lucy Lawless‘ Isabelle Hartley is coming back:

“One Door Closes” – War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, March 31 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Agent Weaver, Kirk Acevedo as Agent Calderon, Cornelius Smith, Jr. as Case, Sai Rao as Susanna, Mackenzie Astin as Tim Maguire and Rick Otto as lead Hydra agent.

So, in other words, the pattern of no one ever actually staying dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues, then again, I guess that’s pretty true to the comics.

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9. nuDC: Batman is a robot, Wonder Woman is Captain Wolverine and Superman put on jeans

This week DC has been revealing new looks for its core characters, including some startling fashion changes. The new looks have been revealed in various places We’ve cobbled it all up for you below but here’s the shorter version:

• Batman is now a robot or something. Scott Snyder calls it “the boldest, weirdest, biggest thing we’ve ever tried on the book.” Maybe the suit is an eco skeleton or something…his ears are now antenna-thingies that have distant echoes of a cross between Doom PAtrol Cliff, Batman Beyond and  Ultron.

• Superman now looks like..Channing Tatum. After he trashed his tights the other day he’s put on some comfy jeans that give him mobility and a sporty vibe. This look debuted in the Morrison/Quitely Action Comics, but Superman has a shorter, more contemporary haircut. And no capes because Edna Mode.

• Wonder Woman has gotten a VERY thorough update that also seems to include body armor as well as big wrist spikes (ala Wolverine) and a logo treatment that…well, it resembles Captain Marvel just a weeeeeeee bit. I don’t really like loincloths, but whatever floats your boat.

• Also Harley Quinn has kneeepads…dont’ know how long that has been going on but NOT GOING THERE.

While I don’t expect to see any of these looks on toasters or immersion blenders any time soon, a shake up is good, and I’m sure all the stories behind these changes will be exciting (The Batman robot one looks promising). In the meantime here’ amore of DC’s new June look:

Here’s the lineup:

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BATMAN #41
Written by SCOTT SNYDER Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
THE JOKER Variant cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The all-new Batman makes his debut! Who is he, and what happens next? Find out here as a new era begins in Gotham City!





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ACTION COMICS #41
Written by GREG PAK and AARON KUDER / Art and cover by AARON KUDER
THE JOKER Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The epic new storyline “TRUTH” begins! For Superman, there’s no more holding back!

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HARLEY QUINN #17
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI / Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER / THE JOKER Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
They’re here – the Gang of Harleys has arrived! Because the world demanded more Harley Quinn, Harley has answered the call – will a dozen more Harleys do the trick? Meet Carli Quinn, Harley Queen, HanukQuinn, and many, many, MANY more in a story that will have your sides splitting!

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SINESTRO #12
Written by CULLEN BUNN / Art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Cover by MARTIN COCCOLO / THE JOKER Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

There’s a traitor in the Sinestro Corps who has set New Korugar on a path to certain destruction! The smart move would be to evacuate the Korugarian refugees from the planet, but Sinestro knows finding the identity of the traitor is more crucial, which leads to an unexpected betrayal from someone you would never expect, and a punishment from Sinestro that will alter someone’s life irrevocably!

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GRAYSON #9
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY / Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Everything changes as Helena takes over SPYRAL! Plus: Grayson gets a new partner!

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WONDER WOMAN #41
Written by MEREDITH FINCH
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and 
JONATHAN GLAPION
THE JOKER Variant cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A daring new direction begins with the arrival of a brand-new villain! But while he may be new to us, he’s not new to the world he seeks to tame. And speaking of villains, Donna Troy’s quest to destroy Wonder Woman ratchets up another gear (if that’s even possible!), while the games of the Gods bring dark portents to the ultimate Amazon!

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GREEN LANTERN #41
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by BILLY TAN and MARK IRWIN
Cover by BILLY TAN
THE JOKER Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
“Renegade!” Beginning a new chapter in Hal Jordan’s life as he becomes the universe’s most wanted outlaw! And wait till you meet Hal’s new partner, Darlene. She’s definitely not what you’re expecting!





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DETECTIVE COMICS #41
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and
BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
THE JOKER Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Following the events of “Endgame,” get ready to ride with the GCPD in a whole new city! Harvey Bullock is leading a Bat task force, but what are his duties, and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?





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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #18
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and others
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
THE JOKER Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The epic new storyline “TRUTH” continues! As the pressure mounts, a relationship is tested!





 

Also here’s a look at the Batman/Superman #21 cover where you can see the robotic bats in all its glory.

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10. Jamie S. Rich joines Vertigo as Senior Editor

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Continuing their social media transparency on new hires, DC has hired Jamie S. Rich, former Oni editor and currently a very prolific comics writer, as Senior Editor at Vertigo. Jamie McKelvie quickly cut to the heart of the matter:

Rich left Oni to pursue his writing and he’s been very busy with a whole shelf of books like Love the Way You Love, It Girl and the Atomics, Ares & Aphrodite and just out in collected form Madame Frankenstein. Seriously, this guy likes to write! Obviously he brings a very strong sensibility to Vertigo and, as I mentioned in a comment here a few days back, though the imprint’s sales have been sluggish of late, it is far from circling the drain. Hiring an editor of Rich’s talent there shows there’s a lot more to come.

Okay, so Ben Abernathy, Andy Khouri, Rebecca Taylor, Jamie S. Rich…who’s next for DC’s left coast edition?

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11. What is the Secret of Gene Luen Yang’s Superman?

superman-d120fOf all the comics projects announced this far from DC after Convergence, the one that arguably has fans the most excited is Superman from author Gene Luen Yang. The indie cartoonist will likely bring a different vibe to DC’s flagship character that will be focused on some of the ideas reflected in his own works like Boxers & Saints and American Born Chinese. We learned today in the solicitation text that the Man of Steel is going to have a brand new secret after the events of the aforementioned storyline.

Illustrator John Romita Jr. is staying on the comic after his short stint on the title with previous storyteller Geoff Johns. In an interview with Hero Complex, the writer talked about his experiences working on some of those titles, and how an upcoming secret will be revealed that will change up the status quota of the character after the Convergence event. Yang explained to the outlet how this book will focus on Superman’s Earth experience as an immigrant reflecting the author’s own life chronicled in some of his earlier works.

That’s just an essential part of the character. And as I’m writing, what I’m expecting is that it will come out organically. Superman has been around for so long; he’s been around for, what, eight decades now? And he goes through these different eras where different aspects of who he is get emphasized. I think at the core of him is the idea of the immigrant experience. His creators were two children of Jewish immigrants.

Take a look at the solicitation for the issue from Hero Complex further teasing the big secret of Superman:

Superman # 41
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art and cover by John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson
The Joker variant cover by Karl Kerschl
On sale June 24 • 32 pages, FC, $3.99 U.S. • Rated T
The epic new story line “TRUTH” continues with the debut of the amazing new creative team of new writer Gene Luen Yang (“American Born Chinese”) and continuing artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson! What will happen when the big secret is revealed?




The author also elaborated on his own attachment to Superman as a character:

There’s something very special about getting to the seed, to the genesis of this entire industry. And like I said before, I’m really fascinated by the ways in which facets of the immigrant experience play out in a very fantastic way within his origin and within who he is and what he does. I think over the years they’ve built up this very interesting supporting cast that I’m excited to play with.

Superman #41 goes on sale June 24 in digital and print marketplaces.

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12. DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: January 2015 – Flash Drop

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by David Carter



Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.

This month, nearly all of the comics with freely-orderable variants (Flash 75th anniversary) saw a drop of 3-4K. We’ve seen drops on these in the past months, but they were so uniform this month that I thought that maybe something else was going on. But the more I looked at it, I became convinced that it was the case the retailers as a whole just dropped their orders on these.

Why? Likely a combination of figuring that The Flash wasn’t as big of a draw as the past cover themes (LEGO and Darwyn Cooke in the recent two months); retailers adjusting orders as a whole based on sales history, not necessarily ordering less of the variants but ordering less of the regular covers; and retailers adjusting down their orders this month to be able to order massive quantities of Marvel Star Wars #1 to get those incentive variants.

For a high selling title like Batman this 3-4K drop fits in with expected standard attrition, but for the lower-selling titles the drop can be a rather significant percentage drop.

The lone title with a freely-orderable variant that doesn’t see this drop is Batgirl, which sees a slight boost. The logical conclusion here is that the variant drop was cancelled out by a growth in readership based on the new direction.

(But I suspect that for February numbers we’ll see a bit of a rebound, as that month’s freely-orderable variant theme is the ever-popular Harley Quinn.)

As a result of the above, combined with a non-Sandman month for Vertigo, average sales for DC dropped in the three tracked categories (DCU, Vertigo, and DC as a whole) to their lowest levels since the New 52 began in September 2011.

But never fear, Divergence is coming!

In June, post-Convergence, DC is dropping the New 52 branding and launching an impressive number of new series: 24 in total, including relaunches, min-series, and new ongoing series. While a few of these new series clearly fit in with the New 52 ethos (I’m looking at you, Doomed…) many show a wider variety of styles, such as Bat-Mite, Bizarro, Black Canary, and Prez; and a lesser grip of continuity. It’s the largest number of new titles in a month since the New 52. It is a bit worrisome that they’ll be launching so many at once; it will be very hard to capture lightning in the bottle a second time. But I believe that DC is offering retailers favorable incentives to up their orders, and the new books will be promoted with both their Free Comic Book Day offering and previews in May’s Convergence books.

Most importunity, as a whole these new books look to be going after a wide variety of different readers, as DC is starting to make steps to expand out from what they previously saw as their core audience. Many (heck, likely most) of these new titles likely won’t be huge sellers, but if DC can establish a solid and consistent midlist because all of their titles aren’t competing for the same type of customer, that will be good for their line overall.

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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com’s estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are now done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)

2 - BATMAN ($3.99)
01/2005: Batman #636 -- 58,630 [60,528] 01/2010: Batman #695 -- 63,467 01/2011: Batman #706 -- 60,231 01/2012: Batman #5 -- 135,145 [142,499] 01/2013: Batman #16 -- 145,923 ------------------------------- 01/2014: Batman #27 -- 115,492 (- 1.7%) [117,395] 02/2014: Batman #28 -- 114,089 (- 1.3%) [115,891] 03/2014: Batman #29 -- 116,926 (+ 0.9%) 04/2014: Batman #30 -- 108,998 (- 6.8%) 05/2014: Batman #31 -- 107,499 (+ 0.2%) [109,170] 06/2014: Batman #32 -- 130,077 (+ 19.2%) 07/2014: Batman #33 -- 117,996 (- 9.3%) 08/2014: Batman #34 -- 112,186 (- 4.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 142,980 (+ 27.4%) 10/2014: Batman #35 -- 118,860 (- 16.9%) 11/2014: Batman #36 -- 115,183 (- 3.1%) 12/2014: Batman #37 -- 113,255 (- 1.7%) 01/2015: Batman #38 -- 110,232 (- 2.7%) ----------------- 6 months: - 6.6% 1 year : - 6.1% 2 years : - 24.5% 5 years : + 73.7% 10 years: + 82.1% Since #1: - 50.6%

Batman slips down to #2 this month under the onslaught that was the million-selling Star Wars #1. The 3K drop from December doesn’t look as bad percentage wise for Batman as it does for the books lower down on the chart.


9 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
01/2005: JLA #110 -- 64,094 01/2010: JL of America #41 -- 62,262 01/2011: JL of America #53 -- 47,093 01/2012: Justice League #5 -- 144,670 [148,117] 01/2013: Justice League #16 -- 117,719 --------------------------------------- 01/2014: Justice League #27 -- 84,674 (- 6.5%) 02/2014: Justice League #28 -- 80,901 (- 4.5%) 03/2014: -- 04/2014: Justice League #29 -- 78,912 (- 2.5%) 05/2014: Justice League #30 -- 77,456 (- 1.8%) 06/2014: Justice League #31 -- 75,803 (- 2.1%) 07/2014: Justice League #32 -- 88,179 (+ 16.3%) 08/2014: -- 09/2014: Justice League #33 -- 79,447 (- 9.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 104,246 (+ 31.2%) 10/2014: Justice League #34 -- 75,400 (- 27.7%) 10/2014: Justice League #35 -- 75,264 (- 0.2%) 11/2014: Justice League #36 -- 74,796 (- 0.6%) 12/2014: Justice League #37 -- 72,081 (- 3.6%) 01/2015: Justice League #38 -- 68,989 (- 4.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 21.8% 1 year : - 18.5% 2 years : - 41.4% 5 years : + 10.8% 10 years: + 7.6% Since #1: - 74.6%

There won’t be much to say this month for a lot of the DCU titles; that across-the-board 3-4K drop is masking any other effects that might be otherwise apparent.


11 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
01/2014: Harley Quinn #2 -- 66,363 (- 26.9%) [ 82,031] 02/2014: Harley Quinn #3 -- 63,967 (- 18.6%) [ 72,820] 03/2014: Harley Quinn #4 -- 63,120 (- 5.5%) 04/2014: Harley Quinn #5 -- 63,155 (+ 0.1%) 05/2014: Harley Quinn #6 -- 62,467 (- 1.1%) 06/2014: Harley Quinn #7 -- 93,266 (+ 49.3%) 07/2014: Harley Quinn #8 -- 76,827 (- 17.6%) 08/2014: Harley Quinn #9 -- 71,522 (- 6.9%) 08/2014: Harley Quinn #10 -- 58,500 (- 18.2%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 119,180 (+103.7%) 10/2014: Harley Quinn #11 -- 68,557 (- 42.5%) 11/2014: Harley Quinn #12 -- 71,245 (+ 3.9%) 12/2014: Harley Quinn #13 -- 68,102 (- 4.4%) 01/2015: Harley Quinn #14 -- 64,735 (- 4.9%) ----------------- 6 months: - 15.7% 1 year : - 21.1% Since #0: - 54.3%

Only a single issue of Harley Quinn this month; no Annuals, Specials or double-shipping.


14 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
01/2005: Detective Comics #802 -- 40,842 01/2010: Detective Comics #861 -- 45,937 01/2011: Detective Comics #873 -- 38,417 01/2012: Detective Comics #5 -- 99,342 01/2013: Detective Comics #16 -- 92,300 ----------------------------------------- 01/2014: Detective Comics #27 -- 88,702 (+ 59.8%) [90,335] 02/2014: Detective Comics #28 -- 56,619 (- 37.3%) 03/2014: Detective Comics #29 -- 55,486 (- 2.0%) 04/2014: Detective Comics #30 -- 56,149 (+ 1.2%) 05/2014: Detective Comics #31 -- 54,518 (- 2.9%) 06/2014: Detective Comics #32 -- 72,988 (+ 33.9%) 07/2014: Detective Comics #33 -- 62,856 (- 13.9%) 08/2014: Detective Comics #34 -- 58,812 (- 6.4%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 96,081 (+ 63.4%) 10/2014: Detective Comics #35 -- 57,385 (- 40.3%) 11/2014: Detective Comics #36 -- 58,171 (+ 1.4%) 12/2014: Detective Comics #37 -- 54,953 (- 5.5%) 01/2015: Detective Comics #38 -- 51,301 (- 6.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 18.4% 1 year : - 43.2% 2 years : - 44.4% 5 years : + 11.7% 10 years: + 25.6% Since #1: - 67.5%

While it is the secondary Batman title, its sales are less than half of Batman and presumably one would hope for better. The current team of Buccelato & Manapul are sticking around post-Convergence.


15 - BATMAN AND ROBIN ($2.99)
01/2010: Batman and Robin #7 -- 87,780 01/2011: Batman and Robin #19 -- 61,785 01/2012: Batman and Robin #5 -- 72,786 01/2013: Batman and Robin #16 -- 81,494 --------------------------------------- 01/2014: and Two-Face #27 -- 45,462 (- 2.5%) 02/2014: and Two-Face #28 -- 43,380 (- 4.6%) 03/2014: and Aquaman #29 -- 43,295 (- 0.2%) 04/2014: and Wonder Woman #30 -- 44,832 (+ 3.6%) 05/2014: and Frankenstein #31 -- 42,150 (- 6.0%) 06/2014: and Ra's al Ghul #32 -- 56,311 (+ 33.6%) 07/2014: Batman and Robin #33 -- 56,269 (- 0.1%) 08/2014: Batman and Robin #34 -- 53,403 (- 5.1%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 83,783 (+ 56.9%) 10/2014: Batman and Robin #35 -- 54,616 (- 34.8%) 11/2014: Batman and Robin #36 -- 55,289 (+ 1.2%) 12/2014: Batman and Robin #37 -- 53,543 (- 3.2%) 01/2015: Batman and Robin #38 -- 50,993 (- 4.8%) ---------------- 6 months: - 9.4% 1 year : + 12.2% 2 years : - 37.4% 5 years : - 41.9% Since #1: - 56.1%

The tertiary Batman title will be ending in March, to be relaunched as a solo Robin title in Divergence. Certainly it’s not sales alone that is driving this change, so its likely a combination of story reasons and a desire to have fewer books that headline Batman (even while expanding the Batman line as a whole).

20, 21, 22, 23 - BATMAN ETERNAL ($2.99)
04/2014: Batman Eternal #1 -- 105,754 [110,916] 04/2014: Batman Eternal #2 -- 84,566 (- 20.2%) [ 88,468] 04/2014: Batman Eternal #3 -- 79,703 (- 4.8%) [ 84,183] 04/2014: Batman Eternal #4 -- 78,009 (- 1.7%) [ 82,743] 05/2014: Batman Eternal #5 -- 73,475 (- 11.2%) 05/2014: Batman Eternal #6 -- 70,983 (- 3.4%) 05/2014: Batman Eternal #7 -- 68,251 (- 3.8%) 05/2014: Batman Eternal #8 -- 68,523 (+ 0.4%) 06/2014: Batman Eternal #9 -- 68,295 (- 0.3%) 06/2014: Batman Eternal #10 -- 67,203 (- 1.6%) 06/2014: Batman Eternal #11 -- 65,770 (- 2.1%) 06/2014: Batman Eternal #12 -- 65,374 (- 0.6%) 07/2014: Batman Eternal #13 -- 63,828 (- 2.4%) 07/2014: Batman Eternal #14 -- 63,138 (- 1.1%) 07/2014: Batman Eternal #15 -- 62,137 (- 1.6%) 07/2014: Batman Eternal #16 -- 61,149 (- 1.6%) 07/2014: Batman Eternal #17 -- 60,013 (- 1.9%) 08/2014: Batman Eternal #18 -- 58,998 (- 1.7%) 08/2014: Batman Eternal #19 -- 58,368 (- 1.1%) 08/2014: Batman Eternal #20 -- 57,906 (- 0.8%) 08/2014: Batman Eternal #21 -- 57,525 (- 0.7%) 09/2014: Batman Eternal #22 -- 56,793 (- 1.3%) 09/2014: Batman Eternal #23 -- 56,152 (- 1.1%) 09/2014: Batman Eternal #24 -- 56,002 (- 0.3%) 09/2014: Batman Eternal #25 -- 55,662 (- 0.6%) 10/2014: Batman Eternal #26 -- 54,199 (- 2.6%) 10/2014: Batman Eternal #27 -- 53,511 (- 1.3%) 10/2014: Batman Eternal #28 -- 52,918 (- 1.1%) 10/2014: Batman Eternal #29 -- 52,284 (- 1.2%) 10/2014: Batman Eternal #30 -- 52,438 (+ 0.3%) 11/2014: Batman Eternal #31 -- 51,133 (- 2.5%) 11/2014: Batman Eternal #32 -- 50,709 (- 0.8%) 11/2014: Batman Eternal #33 -- 50,230 (- 0.9%) 11/2014: Batman Eternal #34 -- 49,748 (- 1.0%) 12/2014: Batman Eternal #35 -- 48,999 (- 1.5%) 12/2014: Batman Eternal #36 -- 48,683 (- 0.6%) 12/2014: Batman Eternal #37 -- 48,083 (- 1.2%) 12/2014: Batman Eternal #38 -- 48,035 (- 0.1%) 12/2014: Batman Eternal #39 -- 47,782 (- 0.5%) 01/2015: Batman Eternal #40 -- 46,832 (- 2.0%) 01/2015: Batman Eternal #41 -- 46,648 (- 0.4%) 01/2015: Batman Eternal #42 -- 46,516 (- 0.3%) 01/2015: Batman Eternal #43 -- 45,912 (- 1.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 25.1% Since #1: - 58.6%

Exhibits the same basic sales pattern as previous months.


24 - BATGIRL ($2.99)
01/2005: Batgirl #60 -- 29,227 01/2010: Batgirl #6 -- 30,403 01/2011: Batgirl #17 -- 25,189 01/2012: Batgirl #5 -- 57,030 01/2013: Batgirl #16 -- 72,470 ---------------------------------- 01/2014: Batgirl #27 -- 37,226 (+ 6.7%) 02/2014: Batgirl #28 -- 34,567 (- 7.1%) 03/2014: Batgirl #29 -- 33,223 (- 3.9%) 04/2014: Batgirl #30 -- 32,698 (- 1.6%) 05/2014: Batgirl #31 -- 31,522 (- 3.6%) 06/2014: Batgirl #32 -- 47,304 (+ 50.1%) 07/2014: Batgirl #33 -- 37,186 (- 21.4%) 08/2014: Batgirl #34 -- 34,590 (- 7.0%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 67,933 (+ 96.4%) 10/2014: Batgirl #35 -- 62,644 (- 7.8%) 11/2014: Batgirl #36 -- 50,247 (- 19.8%) 12/2014: Batgirl #37 -- 45,060 (- 10.3%) 01/2015: Batgirl #38 -- 45,096 (+ 0.1%) ----------------- 6 months: + 21.3% 1 year : + 21.1% 2 years : - 37.8% 5 years : + 48.3% 10 years: + 54.3% Since #1: - 57.9%

An increase of just 36 copies isn’t very much, but in a month when most other DCU titles are seeing sizable decreases that is definitely good news for the new direction on Batgirl. I would also expect that there is reorder activity (and a second printing for #35) that are significant but not enough to appear above the #300 level of the Diamond chart.


28 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)
01/2005: -- 01/2010: Superman/Batman #68 -- 33,869 01/2011: Superman/Batman #80 -- 30,363 -------------------------------------- 01/2014: Batman/Superman #7 -- 61,074 (- 11.3%) 02/2014: Batman/Superman #8 -- 59,138 (- 3.2%) 03/2014: -- 04/2014: Batman/Superman #9 -- 56,223 (- 4.9%) 05/2014: Batman/Superman #10 -- 54,844 (- 4.9%) 05/2014: Batman/Superman #11 -- 53,504 (- 4.9%) 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Batman/Superman #12 -- 68,345 (+ 27.7%) 08/2014: Batman/Superman #13 -- 55,954 (- 18.1%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 87,339 (+ 56.1%) 10/2014: Batman/Superman #14 -- 52,270 (- 40.2%) 10/2014: Batman/Superman #15 -- 50,226 (- 3.9%) 11/2014: Batman/Superman #16 -- 48,581 (- 3.3%) 12/2014: Batman/Superman #17 -- 44,714 (- 8.0%) 01/2015: Batman/Superman #18 -- 41,750 (- 6.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 38.9% 1 year : - 31.6% 5 years : + 23.3% 10 years: n.a. Since #1: - 72.4%

A 3K drop.

(The regular Superman title missed its January on sale date.)


33 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
01/2005: Wonder Woman #212 -- 25,610 01/2010: Wonder Woman #40 -- 25,156 01/2011: Wonder Woman #606 -- 33,601 01/2012: Wonder Woman #5 -- 57,626 01/2013: Wonder Woman #16 -- 40,105 ------------------------------------- 01/2014: Wonder Woman #27 -- 32,035 (- 2.3%) 02/2014: Wonder Woman #28 -- 31,464 (- 1.8%) 03/2014: Wonder Woman #29 -- 30,989 (- 1.5%) 04/2014: Wonder Woman #30 -- 31,094 (+ 0.3%) 05/2014: Wonder Woman #31 -- 30,655 (- 1.4%) 06/2014: Wonder Woman #32 -- 48,235 (+ 57.3%) 07/2014: Wonder Woman #33 -- 37,431 (- 22.4%) 08/2014: -- 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 69,497 (+ 85.7%) 10/2014: Wonder Woman #34 -- 35,774 (- 48.5%) 10/2014: Wonder Woman #35 -- 35,968 (+ 0.5%) 11/2014: Wonder Woman #36 -- 58,965 (+ 63.9%) 12/2014: Wonder Woman #37 -- 43,066 (- 27.0%) 01/2015: Wonder Woman #38 -- 39,669 (- 7.9%) ----------------- 6 months: - 10.7% 1 year : + 31.4% 2 years : + 3.4% 5 years : + 64.7% 10 years: + 73.5% Since #1: - 55.1%

Wonder Woman is the top-selling DC book this month that isn’t related to Batman (or feature, as is the case with Justice League), though it should be noted that Batman does make a guest appearance in this issue.

Drops about 3.5K, which is right in line with the 3-4K drop we’re seeing in this months titles, but also is in line with a typical third issue drop (as it’s the third issue of the new direction & creative team). Is one effect masking the other?


35 - GREEN LANTERN ($2.99)
01/2005: -- 01/2010: Green Lantern #50 -- 106,444 01/2011: -- 01/2012: Green Lantern #5 -- 97,878 01/2013: Green Lantern #16 -- 72,884 -------------------------------------- 01/2014: Green Lantern #27 -- 48,831 (- 5.0%) 02/2014: GL/Red Lanterns#28 -- 49,200 (+ 5.6%) [51,548] 03/2014: Green Lantern #29 -- 45,797 (- 11.2%) 04/2014: Green Lantern #30 -- 44,483 (- 2.9%) 05/2014: Green Lantern #31 -- 43,769 (- 1.6%) 06/2014: Green Lantern #32 -- 56,315 (+ 28.7%) 07/2014: Green Lantern #33 -- 47,279 (- 16.0%) 08/2014: Green Lantern #34 -- 43,846 (- 7.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 77,372 (+ 76.5%) 10/2014: Green Lantern #35 -- 45,893 (- 40.7%) 11/2014: Green Lantern #36 -- 46,157 (+ 0.6%) 12/2014: Green Lantern #37 -- 44,033 (- 4.6%) 01/2015: Green Lantern #38 -- 39,342 (- 10.7%) ----------------- 6 months: - 16.8% 1 year : - 19.4% 2 years : - 46.0% 5 years : - 63.0% 10 years: n.a. Since #1: - 76.7%

Drop below 40K for the first time since back in 2004, when Kyle Raynor starred in the book.

Writer Venditti is sticking around post-Convergence, with Billy Tan coming on as artist.


36 - THE MULTIVERSITY ($7.99)
08/2014: The Multiversity #1 -- 90,551 09/2014: SoS-H: CotC-W #1 -- 65,022 (- 28.2%) 10/2014: The Just #1 -- 53,301 (- 18.0%) 11/2014: Pax Americana #1 -- 51,490 (- 3.4%) 12/2014: Thunderworld #1 -- 47,714 (- 7.3%) 01/2015: Guidebook #1 -- 38,672 (- 19.0%) ----------------- Since #1: - 57.3%

That’s a hefty drop, but not surprising given that this was an over-sized $8 issue. It may have been under ordered, as retailers and readers may not have been aware that there was a full comic story (featuring not just one but two Batmans) in addition to the guidebook pages. (Of course I’ve been thinking that all of the Multiversity issues have been under ordered, so I’m maybe not the best judge here…)


38 - GRAYSON ($2.99)
01/2005: Nightwing #101 -- 38,098 [41,243] 01/2005: Nightwing #102 -- 36,096 [40,271] 01/2012: Nightwing #5 -- 56,040 01/2013: Nightwing #16 -- 69,643 --------------------------------- 01/2014: Nightwing #27 -- 38,325 (- 0.3%) 02/2014: Nightwing #28 -- 36,940 (- 3.6%) 03/2014: Nightwing #29 -- 36,814 (- 0.3%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: Nightwing #30 -- 43,923 (+ 19.3%) 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Grayson #1 -- 81,433 (+ 85.4%) 08/2014: Grayson #2 -- 56,486 (- 30.6%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 76,551 (+ 52.7%) 10/2014: Grayson #3 -- 52,849 (- 31.0%) 11/2014: Grayson #4 -- 47,590 (- 10.0%) 12/2014: Grayson #5 -- 42,611 (- 10.5%) 01/2014: Grayson #6 -- 38,505 (- 9.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 52.7% 1 year : + 0.5% 2 years : - 44.7% 10 years: - 5.5% Since #1: - 52.7%

Grayson is now almost exactly where Nightwing was a year ago.


44 - SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
01/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #4 -- 47,350 (- 7.8%) 02/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #5 -- 44,847 (- 5.3%) 03/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #6 -- 43,308 (- 3.4%) 04/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #7 -- 45,157 (+ 4.3%) 05/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #8 -- 47,803 (+ 5.9%) 06/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #9 -- 62,659 (+ 31.1%) 07/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #10 -- 50,254 (- 19.8%) 08/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #11 -- 50,550 (+ 0.6%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 77,169 (+ 52.7%) 10/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #12 -- 47,885 (- 37.9%) 11/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #13 -- 44,013 (- 8.1%) 12/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #14 -- 41,231 (- 6.3%) 01/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #15 -- 36,877 (- 10.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 34.2% 1 year : - 19.7% Since #1: - 56.5%

Drops about 4.5K this month.


47 - FLASH ($2.99)
01/2005: Flash #217 -- 49,771 01/2005: Flash #218 -- 41,668 [43,914] 01/2010: -- 01/2011: -- 01/2012: Flash #5 -- 71,611 01/2013: Flash #16 -- 44,093 ----------------------------------- 01/2014: Flash #27 -- 34,902 (- 4.6%) 02/2014: Flash #28 -- 33,853 (- 3.0%) 03/2014: Flash #29 -- 33,241 (- 1.8%) 04/2014: Flash #30 -- 33,300 (+ 5.8%) [35,157] 05/2014: Flash #31 -- 34,240 (- 2.6%) 06/2014: Flash #32 -- 47,188 (+ 37.8%) 07/2014: Flash #33 -- 39,669 (- 15.9%) 08/2014: Flash #34 -- 37,109 (- 6.5%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 70,368 (+ 89.6%) 10/2014: Flash #35 -- 37,484 (- 46.7%) 11/2014: Flash #36 -- 38,145 (+ 1.8%) 12/2014: Flash #37 -- 37,026 (- 2.9%) 01/2015: Flash #38 -- 35,180 (- 5.0%) ----------------- 6 months: - 11.3% 1 year : + 0.8% 2 years : - 20.2% 5 years : n.a. 10 years: - 24.9% Since #1: - 76.2%

Flash drops less than 2K copies this month, which is better than the 3-4K drops that other titles are seeing. Maybe because the variant this month was a Flash variant? Or an effect of the television show?


48 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
01/2005: Action Comics #823 -- 36,638 01/2010: Action Comics #885 -- 30,678 01/2011: Action Comics #897 -- 32,134 01/2012: Action Comics #5 -- 109,350 01/2013: Action Comics #16 -- 58,645 -------------------------------------- 01/2014: Action Comics #27 -- 36,042 (- 3.9%) 02/2014: Action Comics #28 -- 35,305 (- 2.0%) 03/2014: Action Comics #29 -- 34,231 (- 3.0%) 04/2014: Action Comics #30 -- 37,809 (+ 10.5%) 05/2014: Action Comics #31 -- 41,081 (+ 8.7%) 06/2014: Action Comics #32 -- 55,400 (+ 34.9%) 07/2014: Action Comics #33 -- 49,457 (- 10.7%) 08/2014: Action Comics #34 -- 46,746 (- 5.5%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 74,497 (+ 59.4%) 10/2014: Action Comics #35 -- 45,152 (- 39.4%) 11/2014: Action Comics #36 -- 41,835 (- 7.3%) 12/2014: Action Comics #37 -- 39,168 (- 6.4%) 01/2015: Action Comics #38 -- 35,018 (- 10.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 29.2% 1 year : - 2.8% 2 years : - 40.3% 5 years : + 14.1% 10 years: - 4.4% Since #1: - 80.5%

Here’s a fun (and likely useless) fact: In January 2014 Action Comics was ranked #48 on the Diamond chart, this same as it is this month (though selling about 1K fewer copies).

Pak & Kuder are staying on post-Convergence.

52 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
01/2012: Deathstroke #5 -- 23,872 01/2013: Deathstroke #16 -- 12,758 ---------------------------------------- 10/2014: Deathstroke #1 -- 54,059 (+359.4%) 11/2014: Deathstroke #2 -- 36,356 (- 32.7%) 12/2014: Deathstroke #3 -- 34,010 (- 6.5%) 01/2015: Deathstroke #4 -- 33,011 (- 2.9%) ----------------- 2 years : +158.7% Since #1: - 38.9%

Appears to have settled in to standard attrition, right on schedule.

Deathstroke has had variants, but none of the freely-orderable ones since its first issue, leading credence to my supposition that whatever is going on with the big drops this month has something to do with the freely-orderable variants.


54 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
01/2010: Suicide Squad #67 -- 37,818 01/2012: Suicide Squad #5 -- 32,726 01/2013: Suicide Squad #16 -- 27,061 ----------------------------------------- 01/2014: Suicide Squad #27 -- 24,175 (- 4.6%) 02/2014: Suicide Squad #28 -- 22,882 (- 5.3%) 03/2014: Suicide Squad #29 -- 22,162 (- 3.1%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: Suicide Squad #30 -- 22,063 (- 0.4%) 06/2014: -- 07/2014: New Suicide Squad #1 -- 49,260 (+123.3%) 08/2014: New Suicide Squad #2 -- 38,477 (- 21.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 73,599 (+ 91.3%) 10/2014: New Suicide Squad #3 -- 39,498 (- 46.3%) 11/2014: New Suicide Squad #4 -- 34,920 (- 11.6%) 12/2014: New Suicide Squad #5 -- 32,834 (- 6.0%) 01/2015: New Suicide Squad #6 -- 32,304 (- 1.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 34.4% 1 year : + 33.6% 2 years : + 19.4% 5 years : - 14.6% Since #1: - 34.4%

Settling in the lower 30K range. So far keeping pace with how the previous series tracked.

57, 58, 59, 62 - THE NEW 52 -- FUTURES END ($2.99)
05/2014: Futures End #0 -- ?????? 05/2014: Futures End #1 -- 77,867 05/2014: Futures End #2 -- 62,862 (- 19.3%) 05/2014: Futures End #3 -- 59,148 (- 5.9%) 05/2014: Futures End #4 -- 58,496 (- 1.1%) 06/2014: Futures End #5 -- 53,645 (- 8.3%) 06/2014: Futures End #6 -- 51,543 (- 3.9%) 06/2014: Futures End #7 -- 50,266 (- 2.5%) 06/2014: Futures End #8 -- 49,138 (- 2.2%) 07/2014: Futures End #9 -- 52,083 (+ 6.0%) 07/2014: Futures End #10 -- 46,001 (- 11.7%) 07/2014: Futures End #11 -- 45,222 (- 1.7%) 07/2014: Futures End #12 -- 43,228 (- 4.4%) 07/2014: Futures End #13 -- 42,803 (- 1.0%) 08/2014: Futures End #14 -- 41,185 (- 3.8%) 08/2014: Futures End #15 -- 40,541 (- 1.6%) 08/2014: Futures End #16 -- 40,077 (- 1.1%) 08/2014: Futures End #17 -- 39,750 (- 0.8%) 09/2014: Futures End #18 -- 38,778 (- 2.4%) 09/2014: Futures End #19 -- 38,377 (- 1.0%) 09/2014: Futures End #20 -- 37,990 (- 1.0%) 09/2014: Futures End #21 -- 37,861 (- 0.3%) 10/2014: Futures End #22 -- 36,468 (- 3.7%) 10/2014: Futures End #23 -- 36,120 (- 1.0%) 10/2014: Futures End #24 -- 35,937 (- 0.5%) 10/2014: Futures End #25 -- 35,585 (- 1.0%) 10/2014: Futures End #26 -- 35,452 (- 0.4%) 11/2014: Futures End #27 -- 34,692 (- 2.1%) 11/2014: Futures End #28 -- 34,601 (- 0.3%) 11/2014: Futures End #29 -- 34,202 (- 1.2%) 11/2014: Futures End #30 -- 33,942 (- 0.8%) 12/2014: Futures End #31 -- 33,025 (- 2.7%) 12/2014: Futures End #32 -- 32,878 (- 0.4%) 12/2014: Futures End #33 -- 32,409 (- 1.4%) 12/2014: Futures End #34 -- 32,414 (+ 0.0%) 12/2014: Futures End #35 -- 32,233 (- 0.6%) 01/2015: Futures End #36 -- 31,338 (- 2.8%) 01/2015: Futures End #37 -- 31,202 (- 0.4%) 01/2015: Futures End #38 -- 30,992 (- 0.7%) 01/2015: Futures End #39 -- 30,510 (- 1.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 32.4% Since #1: - 60.8%

The typical sales pattern continues. Still over 30K, but that will change next month unless there’s a turnaround.


60 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)
01/2005: Teen Titans #20 -- 65,953 [67,781] 01/2010: Teen Titans #79 -- 27,790 01/2011: Teen Titans #91 -- 25,443 01/2012: Teen Titans #5 -- 54,606 01/2013: Teen Titans #16 -- 63,726 ----------------------------------- 01/2014: Teen Titans #27 -- 27,558 (- 5.5%) 02/2014: Teen Titans #28 -- 26,732 (- 3.0%) 03/2014: Teen Titans #29 -- 25,969 (- 2.9%) 04/2014: Teen Titans #30 -- 25,709 (- 1.0%) 05/2014: -- 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Teen Titans #1 -- 52,358 (+103.7%) 08/2014: Teen Titans #2 -- 40,687 (- 22.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 62,915 (+ 54.6%) 10/2014: Teen Titans #3 -- 39,198 (- 37.7%) 11/2014: Teen Titans #4 -- 36,364 (- 7.2%) 12/2014: Teen Titans #5 -- 34,101 (- 6.2%) 01/2015: Teen Titans #6 -- 30,955 (- 9.2%) ----------------- 6 months: - 40.9% 1 year : + 12.3% 2 years : - 51.4% 5 years : + 11.4% 10 years: - 54.3% Since #1: - 40.9%

Another stiff 3K drop due to whatever is going on with the freely-orderable variants.

It’s too bad that DC didn’t wait to relaunch this post-Convergence, as this is a title that could have really benefitted from the Divergence approach.

69 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ($3.99)
04/2014: Justice League United #0 -- 68,431 05/2014: Justice League United #1 -- 64,209 (- 6.2%) 06/2014: Justice League United #2 -- 62,928 (- 2.0%) 07/2014: Justice League United #3 -- 47,919 (- 23.9%) 08/2014: Justice League United #4 -- 42,504 (- 11.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 72,839 (+ 71.4%) 10/2014: Justice League United #5 -- 38,066 (- 47.7%) 11/2014: Justice League United #6 -- 34,610 (- 9.1%) 12/2014: Justice League United #7 -- 31,904 (- 7.8%) 01/2015: Justice League United #8 -- 28,720 (- 10.0%) ----------------- 6 months: - 40.1% Since #0: - 58.0%

Getting a new creative team post-Convergence.


70 - EARTH 2 ($2.99)
01/2013: Earth 2 #8 -- 50,860 ------------------------------ 01/2014: Earth 2 #19 -- 36,103 (- 2.8%) 02/2014: Earth 2 #20 -- 35,732 (- 1.0%) 03/2014: Earth 2 #21 -- 35,295 (- 1.2%) 04/2014: Earth 2 #22 -- 34,970 (- 0.9%) 05/2014: Earth 2 #23 -- 34,531 (- 1.3%) 06/2014: Earth 2 #24 -- 47,277 (+ 36.9%) 07/2014: Earth 2 #25 -- 39,726 (- 16.0%) 08/2014: Earth 2 #26 -- 37,396 (- 5.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 65,212 (+ 73.7%) 10/2014: Earth 2 #27 -- 37,925 (- 41.6%) 11/2014: Earth 2 #28 -- 31,722 (- 16.4%) 12/2014: Earth 2 #29 -- 30,273 (- 4.6%) 01/2015: Earth 2 #30 -- 28,618 (- 5.5%) ---------------- 6 months: - 28.0% 1 year : - 20.7% 2 years : - 43.7% Since #1: - 72.1%

Relaunching post-Convergence as Earth 2: Society.


72 - AQUAMAN ($2.99)
01/2005: Aquaman #26 -- 20,374 01/2012: Aquaman #5 -- 63,450 01/2013: Aquaman #16 -- 62,153 ------------------------------ 01/2014: Aquaman #27 -- 36,610 (- 5.7%) 02/2014: Aquaman #28 -- 34,939 (- 4.6%) 03/2014: Aquaman #29 -- 33,907 (- 3.0%) 04/2014: Aquaman #30 -- 32,859 (- 3.1%) 05/2014: Aquaman #31 -- 32,076 (- 2.4%) 06/2014: Aquaman #32 -- 44,853 (+ 39.8%) 07/2014: Aquaman #33 -- 36,140 (- 19.4%) 08/2014: Aquaman #34 -- 33,380 (- 7.6%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 65,212 (+ 95.4%) 10/2014: Aquaman #35 -- 32,238 (- 50.6%) 11/2014: Aquaman #36 -- 32,838 (+ 1.9%) 12/2014: Aquaman #37 -- 31,198 (- 5.0%) 01/2015: Aquaman #38 -- 28,356 (- 9.1%) ----------------- 6 months: - 21.5% 1 year : - 22.5% 2 years : - 54.4% 10 years: + 39.2% Since #1: - 73.9%

Getting a new creative team post-Convergence.


74 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
01/2010: Green Lantern Corps #42 -- 80,391 01/2011: Green Lantern Corps #54 -- 57,448 01/2012: Green Lantern Corps #3 -- 65,393 01/2013: Green Lantern Corps #16 -- 45,387 ------------------------------------------ 01/2014: Green Lantern Corps #27 -- 31,447 (- 4.1%) 02/2014: Green Lantern Corps #28 -- 29,142 (- 7.3%) 03/2014: Green Lantern Corps #29 -- 27,754 (- 4.8%) 04/2014: Green Lantern Corps #30 -- 26,640 (- 4.0%) 05/2014: Green Lantern Corps #31 -- 28,449 (+ 6.8%) 06/2014: Green Lantern Corps #32 -- 40,734 (+ 43.2%) 07/2014: Green Lantern Corps #33 -- 32,877 (- 19.3%) 08/2014: Green Lantern Corps #34 -- 29,471 (- 10.4%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 58,325 (+ 97.9%) 10/2014: Green Lantern Corps #35 -- 34,222 (- 41.3%) 11/2014: Green Lantern Corps #36 -- 34,109 (- 0.3%) 12/2014: Green Lantern Corps #37 -- 32,860 (- 3.7%) 01/2015: Green Lantern Corps #38 -- 27,765 (- 15.5%) ---------------- 6 months: - 15.5% 1 year : - 11.7% 2 years : - 38.8% 5 years : - 65.5% Since #1: - 70.7%

Post-“Godhead” + freely-orderable whatever = big 5K drop.

Ending in March.


78 - SINESTRO ($2.99)
04/2014: Sinestro #1 -- 46,480 05/2014: Sinestro #2 -- 34,640 (- 25.5%) 06/2014: Sinestro #3 -- 30,422 (- 12.2%) 07/2014: Sinestro #4 -- 28,095 (- 7.6%) 08/2014: Sinestro #5 -- 26,867 (- 4.4%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 60,761 (+126.2%) 10/2014: Sinestro #6 -- 33,621 (- 44.7%) 11/2014: -- 12/2014: Sinestro #7 -- 33,549 (- 0.2%) 12/2014: Sinestro #8 -- 31,509 (- 6.1%) 01/2015: Sinestro #9 -- 26,346 (- 16.4%) ----------------- 6 months: - 6.2% Since #1: - 43.3%

Post-“Godhead” + freely-orderable whatever = big 5K drop.


81, 82, 84, 86 - EARTH 2 - WORLD'S END ($2.99)
10/2014: E2 World's End #1 -- 48,249 10/2014: E2 World's End #2 -- 40,190 (- 16.7%) 10/2014: E2 World's End #3 -- 38,496 (- 4.2%) 10/2014: E2 World's End #4 -- 37,874 (- 1.6%) 11/2014: E2 World's End #5 -- 36,395 (- 3.9%) 11/2014: E2 World's End #6 -- 31,248 (- 14.1%) 11/2014: E2 World's End #7 -- 30,378 (- 2.8%) 11/2014: E2 World's End #8 -- 29,636 (- 2.4%) 12/2014: E2 World's End #9 -- 28,204 (- 4.8%) 12/2014: E2 World's End #10 -- 27,893 (- 1.1%) 12/2014: E2 World's End #11 -- 27,297 (- 2.1%) 12/2014: E2 World's End #12 -- 27,256 (- 0.1%) 12/2014: E2 World's End #13 -- 26,942 (- 1.2%) 01/2015: E2 World's End #14 -- 25,600 (- 5.0%) 01/2015: E2 World's End #15 -- 25,562 (- 0.1%) 01/2015: E2 World's End #16 -- 25,331 (- 0.9%) 01/2015: E2 World's End #17 -- 24,955 (- 1.5%) ---------------- Since #1: - 48.3%

This was the first month that E2WE was not returnable. Note how smoothly this month’s non-adjusted numbers fit with the pattern of the previous months’ adjusted numbers. This is why we adjust for returnable items.


92 - SUPERGIRL ($2.99)
01/2010: Supergirl #49 -- 27,728 01/2011: Supergirl #60 -- 22,568 01/2012: Supergirl #5 -- 41,446 01/2013: Supergirl #16 -- 30,350 --------------------------------- 01/2014: Supergirl #27 -- 21,954 (- 3.1%) 02/2014: Supergirl #28 -- 23,567 (+ 7.3%) 03/2014: Supergirl #29 -- 22,883 (- 2.9%) 04/2014: Supergirl #30 -- 23,410 (+ 2.3%) 05/2014: Supergirl #31 -- 22,783 (- 2.7%) 06/2014: Supergirl #32 -- 22,481 (- 1.3%) 07/2014: Supergirl #33 -- 22,802 (+ 1.4%) 08/2014: Supergirl #34 -- 26,510 (+ 16.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 55,706 (+110.1%) 10/2014: Supergirl #35 -- 26,371 (- 52.7%) 11/2014: Supergirl #36 -- 28,373 (+ 7.6%) 12/2014: Supergirl #37 -- 26,272 (- 7.4%) 01/2015: Supergirl #38 -- 22,677 (- 13.7%) ----------------- 6 months: - 0.5% 1 year : + 3.3% 2 years : - 25.3% 5 years : - 18.2% Since #1: - 69.4%

Another victim of the freely-orderable variant drop.

Ending in March (thought I’d expect to see a relaunch fairly soon thereafter).


93 - GOTHAM ACADEMY ($2.99)
10/2014: Gotham Academy #1 -- 43,338 11/2014: Gotham Academy #2 -- 31,110 (- 28.2%) 12/2014: Gotham Academy #3 -- 26,509 (- 14.8%) 01/2015: Gotham Academy #4 -- 22,576 (- 14.8%) ---------------- Since #1: - 38.8%

That’s an uncomfortably large drop for a fourth issue. This needs to stabilize soon. Maybe it would have behooved DC to hold this until June, as it would have fit in well with the Divergence approach and might have benefitted from whatever marketing push is coming.


94 - CATWOMAN ($2.99)
01/2005: Catwoman #39 -- 24,161 01/2010: Catwoman #83 -- 39,239 01/2012: Catwoman #5 -- 44,034 01/2013: Catwoman #16 -- 33,915 --------------------------------- 01/2014: Catwoman #27 -- 24,956 (- 5.8%) 02/2014: Catwoman #28 -- 23,974 (- 3.9%) 03/2014: Catwoman #29 -- 22,236 (- 7.2%) 04/2014: Catwoman #30 -- 20,968 (- 5.7%) 05/2014: Catwoman #31 -- 20,144 (- 3.9%) 06/2014: Catwoman #32 -- 33,694 (+ 67.3%) 07/2014: Catwoman #33 -- 18,945 (- 43.8%) 08/2014: Catwoman #34 -- 23,497 (+ 24.0%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 56,939 (+142.3%) 10/2014: Catwoman #35 -- 25,970 (- 54.4%) 11/2014: Catwoman #36 -- 26,237 (+ 1.0%) 12/2014: Catwoman #37 -- 25,154 (- 4.1%) 01/2015: Catwoman #38 -- 22,386 (- 11.0%) ----------------- 6 months: + 18.2% 1 year : - 10.3% 2 years : - 34.0% 5 years : - 42.9% 10 years: - 7.3% Since #1: - 70.4%

Another victim of the freely-orderable variant drop.


97 - GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ($2.99)
01/2012: New Guardians #5 -- 59,774 01/2013: New Guardians #16 -- 43,770 ------------------------------------ 01/2014: New Guardians #27 -- 28,346 (- 7.0%) 02/2014: New Guardians #28 -- 27,212 (- 4.0%) 03/2014: New Guardians #29 -- 25,296 (- 7.0%) 04/2014: New Guardians #30 -- 24,727 (- 2.2%) 05/2014: New Guardians #31 -- 23,886 (- 3.4%) 06/2014: New Guardians #32 -- 23,142 (- 3.1%) 07/2014: New Guardians #33 -- 22,797 (- 1.5%) 08/2014: New Guardians #34 -- 22,052 (- 3.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 55,863 (+153.3%) 10/2014: New Guardians #35 -- 26,702 (- 52.2%) 11/2014: New Guardians #36 -- 25,681 (- 3.8%) 12/2014: New Guardians #37 -- 25,438 (- 0.9%) 01/2015: New Guardians #38 -- 21,992 (- 13.5%) ---------------- 6 months: - 3.5% 1 year : - 22.4% 2 years : - 49.8% Since #1: - 77.2%

A sizable post-“Godhead” dip. Ending in March.


98 - ARKHAM MANOR ($2.99)
10/2014: Arkham Manor #1 -- 45,922 11/2014: Arkham Manor #2 -- 30,907 (- 32.7%) 12/2014: Arkham Manor #3 -- 28,202 (- 8.8%) 01/2015: Arkham Manor #4 -- 21,617 (- 23.3%) ---------------- Since #1: - 52.9%

Ouch. Ending in March.


99 - RED LANTERNS ($2.99)
01/2012: Red Lanterns #5 -- 46,992 01/2013: Red Lanterns #16 -- 38,223 ----------------------------------- 01/2014: Red Lanterns #27 -- 24,477 (- 6.7%) 02/2014: Green Lant/RL#28 -- 49,200 (+110.6%) [51,548] 03/2014: Red Lanterns #29 -- 25,153 (- 51.2%) 04/2014: Red Lanterns #30 -- 24,350 (- 3.2%) 05/2014: Red Lanterns #31 -- 24,307 (- 0.2%) 06/2014: Red Lanterns #32 -- 23,720 (- 2.4%) 07/2014: Red Lanterns #33 -- 23,355 (- 1.5%) 08/2014: Red Lanterns #34 -- 22,761 (- 2.5%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 56,030 (+146.2%) 10/2014: Red Lanterns #35 -- 26,534 (- 52.6%) 11/2014: Red Lanterns #36 -- 25,654 (- 3.3%) 12/2014: Red Lanterns #37 -- 25,521 (- 0.5%) 01/2015: Red Lanterns #38 -- 21,573 (- 15.5%) ---------------- 6 months: - 7.6% 1 year : - 11.9% 2 years : - 43.6% Since #1: - 75.8%

A sizable post-“Godhead” dip. Ending in March.


101 - GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT ($2.99)
11/2014: Gotham by Midnight #1 -- 38,436 12/2014: Gotham by Midnight #2 -- 27,849 (- 27.5%) 01/2015: Gotham by Midnight #3 -- 21,330 (- 23.4%) ---------------- Since #1: - 44.5%

That’s a larger percentage drop than one would want to see for a third issue.


104 - MORTAL KOMBAT X (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2015: Mortal Kombat X #3 -- 21,062

The debut print issue is also DC’s top-selling non-DCU title for January.


108 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
01/2012: Justice League Dark #5 -- 40,996 01/2013: Justice League Dark #16 -- 26,902 ------------------------------------------- 01/2014: Justice League Dark #27 -- 32,576 (- 10.4%) 02/2014: Justice League Dark #28 -- 30,519 (- 6.3%) 03/2014: Justice League Dark #29 -- 29,202 (- 4.3%) 04/2014: Justice League Dark #30 -- 27,695 (- 5.2%) 05/2014: Justice League Dark #31 -- 25,337 (- 8.5%) 06/2014: Justice League Dark #32 -- 38,219 (+ 50.8%) 07/2014: Justice League Dark #33 -- 28,297 (- 26.0%) 08/2014: Justice League Dark #34 -- 25,258 (- 10.7%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 58,529 (+131.7%) 10/2014: Justice League Dark #35 -- 24,462 (- 58.2%) 11/2014: Justice League Dark #36 -- 24,495 (+ 0.1%) 12/2014: Justice League Dark #37 -- 23,151 (- 5.5%) 01/2015: Justice League Dark #38 -- 20,222 (- 12.7%) ----------------- 6 months: - 28.5% 1 year : - 37.9% 2 years : - 24.8% Since #1: - 75.3%

To be relaunched as Dark Universe post Convergence.


109 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
01/2005: Green Arrow #46 -- 32,469 01/2010: Arrow&Canary #28 -- 16,482 01/2011: Green Arrow #8 -- 35,307 01/2012: Green Arrow #5 -- 33,593 01/2013: Green Arrow #16 -- 19,888 ----------------------------------- 01/2014: Green Arrow #27 -- 23,785 (- 3.7%) 02/2014: Green Arrow #28 -- 26,725 (+ 12.4%) 03/2014: Green Arrow #29 -- 23,698 (- 11.3%) 04/2014: Green Arrow #30 -- 23,577 (- 0.5%) 05/2014: Green Arrow #31 -- 23,475 (- 0.4%) 06/2014: Green Arrow #32 -- 23,602 (+ 0.5%) 07/2014: Green Arrow #33 -- 23,452 (- 0.6%) 08/2014: Green Arrow #34 -- 22,927 (- 2.2%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 61,915 (+170.1%) 10/2014: Green Arrow #35 -- 23,346 (- 62.3%) 11/2014: Green Arrow #36 -- 21,842 (- 6.4%) 12/2014: Green Arrow #37 -- 20,904 (- 4.3%) 01/2015: Green Arrow #38 -- 20,207 (- 3.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 13.8% 1 year : - 15.0% 2 years : + 1.6% 5 years : + 22.6% 10 years: - 37.8% Since #1: - 72.1%

Still hanging above the 20K line.


117 - WORLDS' FINEST ($2.99)
01/2013: Worlds' Finest #8 -- 30,399 ------------------------------------- 01/2014: Worlds' Finest #19 -- 20,998 (- 0.2%) 02/2014: Worlds' Finest #20 -- 25,585 (+ 31.5%) [27,613] 03/2014: Worlds' Finest #21 -- 25,676 (- 7.0%) 04/2014: Worlds' Finest #22 -- 21,485 (- 16.3%) 05/2014: Worlds' Finest #23 -- 21,118 (- 1.7%) 06/2014: Worlds' Finest #24 -- 20,900 (- 1.0%) 07/2014: Worlds' Finest #25 -- 19,957 (- 4.5%) 08/2014: Worlds' Finest #26 -- 19,772 (- 0.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 55,376 (+153.3%) 10/2014: Worlds' Finest #27 -- 20,234 (- 63.5%) 11/2014: Worlds' Finest #28 -- 19,709 (- 2.6%) 12/2014: Worlds' Finest #29 -- 19,001 (- 3.6%) 01/2015: Worlds' Finest #30 -- 18,470 (- 2.8%) ----------------- 6 months: - 7.5% 1 year : - 12.0% 2 years : - 39.2% Since #1: - 73.4%

Continuing its slide of attrition on its way to the final issue in March.


118 - SECRET ORIGINS ($4.99)
04/2014: Secret Origins #1 -- 38,742 05/2014: Secret Origins #2 -- 32,966 (- 14.9%) 06/2014: Secret Origins #3 -- 28,351 (- 14.0%) 07/2014: Secret Origins #4 -- 37,181 (+ 31.1%) 08/2014: Secret Origins #5 -- 24,126 (- 35.1%) 09/2004: -- 10/2014: Secret Origins #6 -- 24,775 (+ 2.7%) 11/2014: Secret Origins #7 -- 21,377 (- 13.7%) 12/2014: Secret Origins #8 -- 20,687 (- 3.2%) 01/2013: Secret Origins #9 -- 18,190 (- 12.1%) ----------------- 6 months: - 27.0% Since #1: - 46.6%

Another big percentage drop. Ending in March.


120 - RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ($2.99)
01/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #5 -- 42,560 01/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 -- 59,621 ------------------------------- 01/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #27 -- 24,813 (- 2.2%) 02/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #28 -- 23,236 (- 6.4%) 03/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #29 -- 22,316 (- 4.0%) 04/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #30 -- 21,718 (- 2.7%) 05/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #31 -- 21,257 (- 2.1%) 06/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #32 -- 33,081 (+ 55.6%) 07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 -- 20,669 (- 37.5%) 08/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #34 -- 20,069 (- 2.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 54,984 (+174.0%) 10/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #35 -- 19,837 (- 63.9%) 11/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #36 -- 19,245 (- 3.0%) 12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #37 -- 18,723 (- 2.7%) 01/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #38 -- 18,014 (- 3.8%) ---------------- 6 months: - 12.8% 1 year : - 27.4% 2 years : - 69.8% Since #1: - 74.4%

Being relaunched post-Convergence as Red Hood/Arsenal and a separate Starfire series.


124 - JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 ($2.99)
01/2014: Justice League 3K #2 -- 41,423 (-28.2%) 02/2014: Justice League 3K #3 -- 33,308 (-19.6%) 03/2014: Justice League 3K #4 -- 30,127 (- 9.6%) 04/2014: Justice League 3K #5 -- 27,529 (- 8.6%) 05/2014: Justice League 3K #6 -- 25,738 (- 6.5%) 06/2014: Justice League 3K #7 -- 24,172 (- 6.1%) 07/2014: Justice League 3K #8 -- 22,604 (- 6.5%) 08/2014: Justice League 3K #9 -- 20,974 (- 7.2%) 09/2014: -- 10/2014: Justice League 3K #10 -- 19,623 (- 6.4%) 11/2014: Justice League 3K #11 -- 18,642 (- 5.0%) 12/2014: Justice League 3K #12 -- 18,659 (+ 0.1%) 01/2015: Justice League 3K #13 -- 17,432 (- 6.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 22.9% 1 year : - 57.9% Since #1: - 69.8%

A correction after last month’s reprieve. Becomes Justice League 3001 post-Convergence.


126 - LOBO ($2.99)
10/2014: Lobo #1 -- 39,047 (+190.6%) 11/2014: Lobo #2 -- 25,881 (- 33.7%) 12/2014: Lobo #3 -- 20,208 (- 21.9%) 01/2015: Lobo #4 -- 16,889 (- 16.4%) ----------------- Since #1: - 56.7%

The lowest-selling DCU title not scheduled for cancellation or relaunch post-Convergence.


136 - INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
01/2013: Injustice #1 -- 20,733 [35,438] ------------------------- 01/2014: Injustice Y2 #1 -- 24,700 (+12.9%) 02/2014: Injustice Y2 #2 -- 22,703 (- 8.1%) 03/2014: Injustice Y2 #3 -- 20,693 (- 8.9%) 04/2014: Injustice Y2 #4 -- 20,310 (- 1.9%) 05/2014: Injustice Y2 #5 -- 19,834 (- 2.3%) 06/2014: Injustice Y2 #6 -- 19,353 (- 2.4%) 07/2014: Injustice Y2 #7 -- 19,811 (+ 2.4%) 07/2014: Injustice Y2 #8 -- 18,931 (- 4.4%) 08/2014: Injustice Y2 #9 -- 18,397 (- 2.8%) 08/2014: Injustice Y2 #10 -- 18,068 (- 1.8%) 09/2014: Injustice Y2 #11 -- 18,086 (+ 0.1%) 09/2014: Injustice Y2 #12 -- 17,829 (- 1.4%) 10/2014: Injustice Y3 #1 -- 19,307 (+ 8.3%) 10/2014: Injustice Y3 #2 -- 17,884 (- 7.4%) 11/2014: Injustice Y3 #3 -- 17,243 (- 3.6%) 11/2014: Injustice Y3 #4 -- 16,741 (- 2.9%) 12/2014: Injustice Y3 #5 -- 16,611 (- 0.8%) 12/2014: Injustice Y3 #6 -- 16,141 (- 2.8%) 01/2015: Injustice Y3 #7 -- 15,796 (- 2.1%) ---------------- 6 months: - 18.6% 1 year : - 36.2% 2 years : - 55.5% Since #1: - 18.2%

Apparently only one issue shipped in January.


138 - SWAMP THING ($2.99)
01/2005: Swamp Thing #11 -- 14,300 01/2012: Swamp Thing #5 -- 43,806 01/2013: Swamp Thing #16 -- 32,262 ---------------------------------- 01/2014: Swamp Thing #27 -- 19,755 (- 2.4%) 02/2014: Swamp Thing #28 -- 19,146 (- 3.1%) 03/2014: Swamp Thing #29 -- 18,837 (- 1.6%) 04/2014: Swamp Thing #30 -- 18,458 (- 2.0%) 05/2014: Swamp Thing #31 -- 18,249 (- 1.1%) 06/2014: Swamp Thing #32 -- 18,483 (+ 1.3%) 07/2014: Swamp Thing #33 -- 17,905 (- 3.1%) 08/2014: Swamp Thing #34 -- 17,570 (- 1.9%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 51,918 (+195.5%) 10/2014: Swamp Thing #35 -- 17,354 (- 66.6%) 11/2014: Swamp Thing #36 -- 16,840 (- 3.0%) 12/2014: Swamp Thing #37 -- 16,339 (- 3.0%) 01/2015: Swamp Thing #38 -- 15,751 (- 3.6%) ---------------- 6 months: - 11.6% 1 year : - 19.3% 2 years : - 51.8% 10 years: + 3.1% Since #1: - 78.6%

Standard attrition. Ending in March.


142 - CONSTANTINE ($2.99)
01/2005: Hellblazer #204 -- 14,523 01/2010: Hellblazer #263 -- 10,179 01/2011: Hellblazer #275 -- 9,507 01/2012: Hellblazer #287 -- 9,368 01/2013: Hellblazer #299 -- 9,329 ---------------------------------- 01/2014: Constantine #10 -- 20,729 (- 7.5%) 02/2014: Constantine #11 -- 20,385 (- 1.7%) 03/2014: Constantine #12 -- 20,051 (- 1.6%) 04/2014: Constantine #13 -- 18,454 (- 8.0%) 05/2014: Constantine #14 -- 17,422 (- 5.6%) 06/2014: Constantine #15 -- 16,704 (- 4.1%) 07/2014: Constantine #16 -- 16,235 (- 2.8%) 08/2014: Constantine #17 -- 15,647 (- 2.8%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 51,990 (+232.3%) 10/2014: Constantine #18 -- 15,648 (- 69.9%) 11/2014: Constantine #19 -- 15,716 (+ 0.4%) 12/2014: Constantine #20 -- 15,574 (- 0.9%) 01/2015: Constantine #21 -- 15,209 (- 2.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 6.3% 1 year : - 26.6% 2 years : + 63.0% 5 years : + 49.4% 10 years: + 4.7% Since #1: - 59.5%

To be relaunched post-Convergence as Constantine: The Hellblazer.


145 - BATWOMAN ($2.99)
01/2012: Batwoman #5 -- 51,924 01/2013: Batwoman #16 -- 34,103 --------------------------------- 01/2014: Batwoman #27 -- 22,461 (- 3.6%) 02/2014: Batwoman #28 -- 20,672 (- 8.0%) 03/2014: Batwoman #29 -- 19,750 (- 4.5%) 04/2014: Batwoman #30 -- 19,204 (- 2.8%) 05/2014: Batwoman #31 -- 18,463 (- 3.9%) 06/2014: Batwoman #32 -- 33,538 (+ 81.6%) 07/2014: Batwoman #33 -- 23,922 (- 28.7%) 08/2014: Batwoman #34 -- 16,909 (- 29.3%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 50,914 (+201.1%) 10/2014: Batwoman #35 -- 16,767 (- 67.1%) 11/2014: Batwoman #36 -- 15,795 (- 5.8%) 12/2014: Batwoman #37 -- 15,305 (- 3.1%) 01/2015: Batwoman #38 -- 14,656 (- 4.2%) ---------------- 6 months: - 38.7% 1 year : - 34.7% 2 years : - 57.0% Since #1: - 83.3%

Ending in March.


153 - FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US (Vertigo) (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2015: Fables: TWAU #1 -- 13,620

The first Vertigo digital-first title, and a tie-in to a video game. The top-selling Vertigo title of the month. Retailers seem to have ordered this at almost exactly the same level as the mother title, which would seem to be a wise thing to do. It remains to be seen if digital-first Vertigo titles are given the same amount of sales slack as their print-first cousins.


154 - AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS ($2.99)
04/2014: Aquaman & Others #1 -- 34,056 05/2014: Aquaman & Others #2 -- 26,198 (- 23.1%) 06/2014: Aquaman & Others #3 -- 23,109 (- 11.8%) 07/2014: Aquaman & Others #4 -- 20,520 (- 11.2%) 08/2014: Aquaman & Others #5 -- 18,639 (- 9.2%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 53,531 (+174.0%) 10/2014: Aquaman & Others #6 -- 17,086 (- 68.1%) 11/2014: Aquaman & Others #7 -- 15,859 (- 7.2%) 12/2014: Aquaman & Others #8 -- 14,822 (- 6.5%) 01/2015: Aquaman & Others #9 -- 13,586 (- 8.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 33.8% Since #1: - 60.1%

Ending in March.


158 - FABLES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2005: Fables #33 -- 24,367 01/2010: Fables #92 -- 20,180 01/2011: Fables #101 -- 19,183 01/2012: Fables #113 -- 17,588 01/2013: Fables #125 -- 15,983 (- 0.2%) ------------------------------ 01/2014: Fables #137 -- 14,172 (- 0.3%) 02/2014: Fables #138 -- 14,109 (- 0.4%) 03/2014: Fables #139 -- 13,936 (- 1.2%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: Fables #140 -- 13,977 (+ 0.3%) 06/2014: Fables #141 -- 13,997 (+ 0.1%) 07/2014: Fables #142 -- 13,831 (- 1.2%) 08/2014: Fables #143 -- 13,672 (- 1.1%) 09/2014: Fables #144 -- 13,551 (- 0.9%) 10/2014: Fables #145 -- 13,723 (+ 1.3%) 11/2014: Fables #146 -- 13,412 (- 2.3%) 12/2014: Fables #147 -- 13,302 (- 0.8%) 01/2015: Fables #148 -- 13,220 (- 0.6%) ---------------- 6 months: - 4.4% 1 year : - 6.7% 2 years : - 17.3% 5 years : - 34.5% 10 years: - 45.7% Since #1: - 40.0%

Tiny drops the past couple of months; at this point I can’t imagine anyone who is reading this not hanging around for the final issue.


161 - SENSATION COMICS FEAT WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)
08/2014: Sensation Comics #1 -- 29,640 09/2014: Sensation Comics #2 -- 22,085 (- 25.5%) 10/2014: Sensation Comics #3 -- 17,996 (- 18.5%) 11/2014: Sensation Comics #4 -- 16,573 (- 7.9%) 12/2014: Sensation Comics #5 -- 14,323 (- 13.6%) 01/2015: Sensation Comics #6 -- 12,927 (- 9.7%) ---------------- Since #1: - 56.4%

Another uncomfortably large percentage drop. It continues to track about 1500 copies per issue less than Adventures of Superman did.


165 - HE-MAN: ETERNITY WAR ($2.99)
01/2013: He-Man & MotU #6 -- 16,441 ------------------------------------ 01/2014: -- 02/2014: He-Man & MotU #10 -- 13,816 (- 4.5%) 03/2014: He-Man & MotU #11 -- 13,090 (- 5.3%) 04/2014: He-Man & MotU #12 -- 12,718 (- 2.8%) 05/2014: He-Man & MotU #13 -- 12,430 (- 2.3%) 06/2014: He-Man & MotU #14 -- 12,144 (- 2.3%) 07/2014: He-Man & MotU #15 -- 11,905 (- 2.0%) 08/2014: He-Man & MotU #16 -- 11,721 (- 1.5%) 09/2014: He-Man & MotU #17 -- 11,756 (+ 0.3%) 10/2014: He-Man & MotU #18 -- 11,501 (- 2.2%) 11/2014: He-Man & MotU #19 -- 11,022 (- 4.2%) 12/2014: He-Man Eternity #1 -- 18,884 (+ 71.3%) 01/2015: He-Man Eternity #2 -- 12,104 (- 35.9%) ---------------- 6 months: + 1.7% 1 year : n.a. 2 years : - 26.4%

No freely-orderable variant cover this month, so the second issue drops back down closer to the title’s natural level.


166 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
01/2005: -- 01/2010: Dark Age 4 #1 -- 13,664 01/2011: -- 01/2012: -- --------------------------------------- 01/2014: Astro City #8 -- 14,831 (- 3.4%) 02/2014: Astro City #9 -- 14,289 (- 3.7%) 03/2014: Astro City #10 -- 14,094 (- 1.4%) 04/2014: Astro City #11 -- 13,909 (- 1.3%) 05/2014: Astro City #12 -- 13,795 (- 0.8%) 06/2014: Astro City #13 -- 13,419 (- 2.7%) 07/2014: -- 08/2014: Astro City #14 -- 13,069 (- 2.6%) 09/2014: Astro City #15 -- 12,660 (- 3.1%) 10/2014: Astro City #16 -- 12,480 (- 1.4%) 11/2014: Astro City #17 -- 12,055 (- 3.4%) 12/2014: Astro City #18 -- 11,985 (- 0.6%) 01/2015: Astro City #19 -- 11,734 (- 2.1%) ----------------- 6 months: n.a. 1 year : - 20.9% 5 years : - 14.1% 10 years: n.a. Since #1: - 57.6%

Another month of standard attrition.


175 - EFFIGY (Vertigo) ($2.99)
12/2014: Effigy #1 -- 11,656

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

Writer Tim Seeley has done some work for DC (including Grayson), but this is his first creator-owned work for Vertigo. His Revival, over at Image, sold around 8K in January, but that was for its 27th issue. If Effigy falls off in the predictable percentage pattern for its first few issues, it won’t be long before Effigy is below it.

172 - TRINITY OF SIN ($2.99)
10/2014: Trinity of Sin #1 -- 22,683 11/2014: Trinity of Sin #2 -- 15,097 (- 33.4%) 12/2014: Trinity of Sin #3 -- 12,939 (- 14.3%) 01/2015: Trinity of Sin #4 -- 11,016 (- 14.9%) ---------------- Since #1: - 51.4%

Ending in March.

173 - THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2014: Flash Season 0 #1 -- 23,501 11/2014: Flash Season 0 #2 -- 14,287 (- 39.2%) 12/2014: Flash Season 0 #3 -- 12,247 (- 14.3%) 01/2015: Flash Season 0 #4 -- 10,806 (- 11.8%) ---------------- Since #1: - 47.9%

If this rate continues it’ll be under 10K fairly soon (like, next month…) I suspect that corporate television interests will keep this going as a digital comic, even if print sales slide.


177 - FAIREST (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2013: Fairest #11 -- 16,498 ------------------------------ 01/2014: Fairest #22 -- 12,434 (- 2.2%) 02/2014: Fairest #23 -- 12,350 (- 0.7%) 03/2014: Fairest #24 -- 11,872 (- 3.9%) 04/2014: Fairest #25 -- 11,801 (- 0.6%) 05/2014: Fairest #26 -- 11,493 (- 2.6%) 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Fairest #27 -- 11,329 (- 1.4%) 08/2014: Fairest #28 -- 10,989 (- 3.0%) 09/2014: Fairest #29 -- 10,772 (- 2.0%) 10/2014: Fairest #30 -- 10,711 (- 0.6%) 11/2014: Fairest #31 -- 10,471 (- 2.2%) 12/2014: Fairest #32 -- 10,290 (- 1.7%) 01/2015: Fairest #33 -- 10,461 (+ 1.7%) ---------------- 6 months: - 7.7% 1 year : - 15.9% 2 years : - 36.6% Since #1: - 67.1%

Final issue (though the story is continued in the previously-released Fairest OGN), and the slight boost keeps it above the 10K line.

186 - ARROW: SEASON 2.5 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
01/2013: Arrow #3 -- 13,090 -------------------------------------- 10/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #1 -- 17,364 (+113.1%) 11/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #2 -- 11,121 (- 36.0%) 12/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #3 -- 9,862 (- 11.3%) 01/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #4 -- 9,302 (- 5.7%) ---------------- 1 year : - 28.9% Since #1: - 46.4%

The Vampire Diaries hit the 4K mark before they pulled the plug on the print editions, so this still has a bit more rope…


209 - WOLF MOON (Vertigo) ($2.99)
12/2014: Wolf Moon #1 of 6 -- 15,865 01/2015: Wolf Moon #2 of 6 -- 8,747 (- 44.9%)

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

No matter how you look at it, that’s an unhealthy drop.


196 - SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2013: Smallville S11 #9 -- 17,845 ---------------------------------------- 01/2014: Smallville Alien #2 -- 11,768 (- 9.6%) 02/2014: Smallville Alien #3 -- 11,061 (- 6.0%) 03/2014: Smallville Alien #4 -- 10,570 (- 4.4%) 04/2014: Smallville Lantern #1 -- 12,391 (+17.2%) 05/2014: Smallville Lantern #2 -- 11,372 (- 8.2%) 06/2014: Smallville Lantern #3 -- 11,401 (+ 0.3%) 07/2014: Smallville Lantern #4 -- 11,243 (- 1.4%) 08/2014: Smallville Chaos #1 -- 10,716 (- 4.7%) 09/2014: Smallville Chaos #2 -- 9,801 (- 8.5%) 10/2014: Smallville Chaos #3 -- 9,661 (- 1.4%) 11/2014: Smallville Chaos #4 -- 8,841 (- 8.5%) 12/2014: S'ville Continuity #1 -- 9,071 (+ 2.6%) 01/2015: S'ville Continuity #2 -- 8,521 (- 6.1%) ---------------- 6 months: - 24.2% 1 year : - 27.6% 2 years : - 52.2%

Antepenultimate issue.


213 - INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE ($3.99/$2.99)
06/2014: Infinity Man & FP #1 -- 24,907 07/2014: Infinity Man & FP #2 -- 15,903 (- 36.2%) 08/2014: Infinity Man & FP #3 -- 12,390 (- 22.1%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 45,586 (+267.9%) 10/2014: Infinity Man & FP #4 -- 10,275 (- 77.5%) 11/2014: Infinity Man & FP #5 -- 9,350 (- 9.0%) 12/2014: Infinity Man & FP #6 -- 11,261 (+ 20.4%) 01/2015: Infinity Man & FP #7 -- 7,797 (- 30.8%) ----------------- 6 months: - 51.0% Since #1: - 68.7%

With “Godhead” over, Infinity Man’s sales plunge back down.


219 - LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR (Digital-First) ($9.99)
01/2014: -- 02/2014: -- 03/2014: LoDK 100p Super Spect #2 -- 9,926 (-10.5%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: -- 06/2014: LoDK 100p Super Spect #3 -- 9,109 (- 8.2%) 07/2014: -- 08/2014: -- 09/2014: LoDK 100p Super Spect #4 -- 8,656 (- 5.0%) 10/2014: -- 11/2014: -- 12/2014: -- 01/2015: LoDK 100p Super Spect #5 -- 7,272 (-16.0%) ----------------- 6 months: n.a. Since #1: - 34.4%

Slipped a bit from its quarterly schedule. Likely the final issue, as the digital comic appears to have ceased.


220 - INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE (Digital-First) ($3.99)
07/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #1 -- 26,096 08/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #2 -- 15,340 (- 41.2%) 09/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #3 -- 13,884 (- 9.5%) 10/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #4 -- 11,348 (- 18.3%) 11/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #5 -- 8,920 (- 21.4%) 12/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #6 -- 7,809 (- 12.5%) 01/2015: Infinite Crisis FftM #7 -- 7,231 (- 18.9%) ---------------- 6 months: - 72.3% Since #1: - 72.3%

At this level, even small drops in the number of copies make for large percentage drops.

225 - KLARION ($2.99)
10/2014: Klarion #1 -- 20,870 (- 28.0%) 11/2014: Klarion #2 -- 11,413 (- 45.3%) 12/2014: Klarion #3 -- 8,418 (- 26.2%) 01/2015: Klarion #4 -- 6,776 (- 19.5%) ---------------- Since #1: - 67.5%

Tracking lower than The Green Team did; The Green Team slid to around 4300 by its final issue. But Klarion will end in March after just six issues, so on the bright side this probably won’t end up being the worst-selling New 52 title.

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229 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
01/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #2 -- 9,882 (-31.1%) 02/2014: -- 03/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3 -- 8,452 (-14.5%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4 -- 8,159 (- 3.5%) 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5 -- 9,042 (+10.8%) 08/2014: -- 09/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6 -- 8,333 (- 7.8%) 10/2014: -- 11/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7 -- 7,530 (- 9.6%) 12/2014: -- 01/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8 -- 6,678 (-11.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 26.1% 1 Year : - 32.4% Since #1: - 53.4%

This was the first issue of SDTU that wasn’t returnable. It featured the Jetsons, in a story kind of continues from the previous issue’s Flintstones pairing. Given how steady the title was back when the Scooby Gang was teaming up with super-heroes, they may want to go back to that approach.

(Of course, if they were to do a joint crossover with Dark Horse and team-up with the animated version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, that might just break the Internet. Or at least Tumblr…)


230 - BODIES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
07/2014:Bodies #1 of 8 -- 17,500 08/2014:Bodies #2 of 8 -- 11,283 (-33.8%) 09/2014:Bodies #3 of 8 -- 9,439 (-16.3%) 10/2014:Bodies #4 of 8 -- 8,828 (- 6.5%) 11/2014:Bodies #5 of 8 -- 7,926 (-10.2%) 12/2014:Bodies #6 of 8 -- 7,488 (- 5.5%) 01/2015:Bodies #7 of 8 -- 6,647 (-11.2%) ---------------- 6 months: - 61.0% Since #1: - 61.0%

The penultimate issue continues to decline.


252 - THE KITCHEN (Vertigo) ($2.99)
11/2014: The Kitchen #1 of 8 -- 14,066 12/2014: The Kitchen #2 of 8 -- 7,403 (- 47.4%) 01/2015: The Kitchen #3 of 8 -- 6,328 (- 15.5%) ----------------- Since #1: - 55.0%

Returnable, and adjusted accordingly.

These sales are pretty much what we’ve come to expect from the recent slate of Vertigo limited series. Which is why the line is in desperate need of a makeover (see last month’s column…)


243 - THE UNWRITTEN V2 APOCALYPSE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
01/2010: The Unwritten #8 -- 15,314 01/2011: The Unwritten #20 -- 12,273 01/2012: The Unwritten #32 -- 10,481 01/2013: The Unwritten #45 -- 8,465 ------------------------------------ 01/2014: Unwritten vol2 #1 -- 11,975 (+35.0%) 02/2014: Unwritten vol2 #2 -- 8,291 (-30.8%) 03/2014: Unwritten vol2 #3 -- 7,890 (- 4.8%) 04/2014: Unwritten vol2 #4 -- 7,652 (- 3.0%) 05/2014: Unwritten vol2 #5 -- 7,267 (- 5.0%) 06/2014: Unwritten vol2 #6 -- 7,133 (- 1.8%) 07/2014: Unwritten vol2 #7 -- 6,918 (- 3.0%) 08/2014: Unwritten vol2 #8 -- 6,575 (- 5.0%) 09/2014: Unwritten vol2 #9 -- 6,400 (- 2.7%) 10/2014: Unwritten vol2 #10 -- 6,407 (+ 0.1%) 11/2014: Unwritten vol2 #11 -- 6,293 (- 1.8%) 12/2014: -- 01/2015: Unwritten vol2 #12 -- 5,932 (- 5.7%) ---------------- 6 months: - 14.3% 1 year : - 50.5% 2 years : - 29.9% 5 years : - 61.3% Since #1: - 50.5%

A surprisingly somewhat big percentage drop for the final issue on a title that had been ordered fairly steady the past few issues. I mean, who gets all the way to nearly the end and then doesn’t get the final issue?

Anyway, I hope that people eventually discover this in the trades. It took a while early on to solidify into what it was, but once it got there it turned out to be an engaging comic with depth, about the nature of narrative.


245 - STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEAT GI ZOMBIE ($2.99)
07/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #1 -- 18,762 08/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #2 -- 11,724 (- 37.5%) 09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 44,333 (+278.1%) 10/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #3 -- 9,228 (- 79.2%) 11/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #4 -- 7,546 (- 18.2%) 12/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #5 -- 7,173 (- 4.9%) 01/2015: SSWS GI Zombie #6 -- 5,866 (- 18.2%) ----------------- 6 months: - 61.8% Since #1: - 61.8%

This, however, may end up being the poorest-selling New 52 comic if it continues to fall at this rate. Which is a shame because this comic is much much better than its sales level would suggest.


259 - VERTIGO QUARTERLY CMYK (Vertigo) ($7.99)
04/2014: Cyan #1 -- 9,456 05/2014: -- 06/2014: -- 07/2014: Magenta #1 -- 7,360 (- 22.2%) 08/2014: -- 09/2014: -- 10/2014: Yellow #1 -- 6,384 (- 13.3%) 11/2014: -- 12/2014: -- 01/2015: Black #1 -- 5,516 (- 13.6%) ---------------- 6 months: - 25.1% Since #1: - 41.7%

The final CMYK issue, but the Vertigo Quarterly brand continues in April with SFX.


264 - THE NAMES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
09/2014: The Names #1 of 8 -- 17,266 10/2014: The Names #2 of 8 -- 9,056 (- 47.6%) 11/2014: The Names #3 of 8 -- 6,926 (- 23.5%) 12/2014: The Names #4 of 8 -- 5,918 (- 14.6%) 01/2015: The Names #5 of 8 -- 5,312 (- 10.2%) ----------------- Since #1: - 69.2%

See The Kitchen above.


284 - HINTERKIND (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2014: Hinterkind #4 -- 9,693 (-16.9%) 02/2014: Hinterkind #5 -- 8,948 (- 7.7%) 03/2014: Hinterkind #6 -- 8,306 (- 7.2%) 04/2014: -- 05/2014: Hinterkind #7 -- 7,487 (- 9.9%) 06/2014: Hinterkind #8 -- 7,212 (- 3.7%) 07/2014: Hinterkind #9 -- 6,686 (- 7.3%) 08/2014: Hinterkind #10 -- 6,283 (- 6.0%) 09/2014: Hinterkind #11 -- ????? (< 6,262) 10/2014: Hinterkind #12 -- ????? (< 6,298) 11/2014: Hinterkind #13 -- ????? (< 5,214) 12/2014: Hinterkind #14 -- 5,080 01/2015: Hinterkind #15 -- 4,810 (- 5.3%) ----------------- 6 months: - 28.1% 1 year : - 50.4% Since #1: - 79.5%

Ending with issue #18 in May.

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286 - FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2014: FBP #7 -- 8,971 (- 6.0%) 02/2014: -- 03/2014: FBP #8 -- 7,852 (-12.5%) 04/2014: FBP #9 -- 7,619 (- 3.0%) 05/2014: FBP #10 -- 7,242 (- 4.9%) 06/2014: FBP #11 -- 6,958 (- 3.9%) 07/2014: FBP #12 -- ????? (< 6,594) 08/2014: FBP #13 -- 6,189 09/2014: -- 10/2014: FBP #14 -- ????? (< 6,298) 11/2014: FBP #15 -- 5,288 12/2014: FBP #16 -- ????? (< 5,053) 01/2015: FBP #17 -- 4,707 ----------------- 6 months: ????% 1 year : - 47.5% Since #1: - 73.4%

So FBP missed the Top 300 chart in December, and I missed it as well and didn't even mention it.

(I checked, and Coffin Hill isn't on the January chart because it didn't ship an issue in January.)

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287 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
01/2005: Scooby-Doo #92 -- 4,872 01/2010: Scooby-Doo #152 -- 3,724 01/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #5 -- 4,543 01/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #17 -- 4,533 01/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #29 -- 4,729 ---------------------------------------- 01/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #41 -- 4,649 (-2.2%) 02/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #42 -- 4,540 (-2.3%) 03/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #43 -- 4,623 (+1.8%) 04/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #44 -- 4,650 (+0.6%) 05/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #45 -- 4,840 (+4.1%) 06/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #46 -- ????? (< 4,560) 07/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #47 -- ????? (< 6,594) 08/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #48 -- ????? (< 5,357) 09/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #49 -- ????? (< 6,262) 10/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #50 -- ????? (< 6,298) 11/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #51 -- ????? (< 5,214) 12/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #52 -- ????? (< 5,053) 01/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #52 -- 4,703 ----------------- 6 months: ???% 1 year : + 1.2% 2 years : - 0.5% 5 years : + 26.3% 10 years: - 3.5% Since #1: - 24.0%

Not returnable, unlike previous issues from early in 2014 when it was making the chart. One of DC's most consistent sellers (one assumes); it's just the floor of the chart that keeps moving around.

In fact, it would appear that for the first time in a long time every comic that DC published in January made the Top 300 (excepting for 2nd printings, reorders, promo-price items, etc.)

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Average Periodical Sales (not counting reprints, reorders shipping after the initial month of release, and magazines)

DC COMICS
01/2005: 24,650 01/2010: 25,657 01/2011: 21,922 01/2012: 33,887 01/2013: 31,759 --------------- 01/2014: 27,881 02/2014: 27,070 (- 2.9%) 03/2014: 26,776 (- 1.1%) 04/2014: 29,202 (+ 9.1%)** 05/2014: 31,764 (+ 8.8%) 06/2014: 32,834 (+ 3.4%)** 07/2014: 32,760 (+ 0.2%)** 08/2014: 28,951 (- 11.6%)** 09/2014: 46,869 (+ 61.9%)** 10/2014: 31,598 (- 32.6%)** 11/2014: 28,654 (- 9.3%)** 12/2014: 29,047 (+ 1.4%)** 01/2015: 24,289 (- 16.4%) ----------------- 6 months: - 25.9% 1 year : - 12.9% 2 years : - 23.5% 5 years : - 5.3% 10 years: - 1.5% DC UNIVERSE 01/2005: 30,156 01/2010: 33,698 01/2011: 24,321 01/2012: 37,145 01/2013: 33,485 --------------- 01/2014: 33,120 02/2014: 33,327 (+ 0.6%) 03/2014: 32,007 (- 4.0%) 04/2014: 36,447 (+ 13.9%) 05/2014: 39,555 (+ 8.5%) 06/2014: 42,733 (+ 8.0%) 07/2014: 40,945 (- 4.2%) 08/2014: 36,645 (- 10.5%) 09/2014: 63,401 (+ 73.0%)** 10/2014: 39,978 (- 36.9%) 11/2014: 36,710 (- 8.2%) 12/2014: 34,882 (- 5.0%) 01/2015: 30,680 (- 12.0%) ----------------- 6 months: - 25.1% 1 year : - 7.4% 2 years : - 8.4% 5 years : - 9.0% 10 years: + 1.7% VERTIGO 01/2005: 13,262 01/2010: 11,267 01/2011: 10,145 01/2012: 9,995 01/2013: 10,764 --------------- 01/2014: 11,473 02/2014: 13,215 (+ 15.2%) 03/2014: 19,179 (+ 45.1%) 04/2014: 11,214 (- 41.5%) 05/2014: 11,778 (+ 5.0%) 06/2014: 11,372 (- 3.4%) 07/2014: 15,803 (+ 39.0%)** 08/2014: 9,082 (- 42.5%) 09/2014: 10,022 (+ 10.4%)** 10/2014: 9,066 (- 9.5%)** 11/2014: 8,511 (- 6.1%)** 12/2014: 13,195 (+ 55.0%)** 01/2015: 8,361 (- 36.6%) ----------------- 6 months: - 47.1% 1 year : - 27.1% 2 years : - 22.3% 5 years : - 25.8% 10 years: - 37.0% --- 6 month comparisons =================== + 21.3% - Batgirl + 18.2% - Catwoman + 1.7% - He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU) - 0.5% - Supergirl - 3.5% - Green Lantern: New Guardians - 4.4% - Fables - 6.2% - Sinestro - 6.3% - Constantine - 6.6% - Batman - 7.5% - Worlds' Finest - 7.6% - Red Lanterns - 7.7% - Fairest - 9.4% - Batman and Robin - 10.7% - Wonder Woman - 11.3% - Flash - 11.6% - Swamp Thing - 12.8% - Red Hood and the Outlaws - 13.8% - Green Arrow - 14.3% - The Unwritten Apocalypse - 15.5% - Green Lantern Corps - 15.7% - Harley Quinn - 16.8% - Green Lantern - 18.4% - Detective Comics - 18.6% - Injustice - 21.5% - Aquaman - 21.8% - Justice League - 22.9% - Justice League 3000 - 23.3% - Arkham Manor - 24.2% - Smallville Season 11 - 25.1% - Batman Eternal - 25.1% - Vertigo Quarterly - 26.1% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up - 27.0% - Secret Origins - 28.0% - Earth 2 - 28.1% - Hinterkind - 28.5% - Justice League Dark - 29.2% - Action Comics - 32.4% - New 52 - Futures End - 33.8% - Aquaman and the Others - 34.2% - Superman/Wonder Woman - 34.4% - New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad) - 38.7% - Batwoman - 38.9% - Batman/Superman - 40.1% - Justice League United - 40.9% - Teen Titans - 51.0% - Infinity Man and the Forever People - 52.7% - Grayson - 61.0% - Bodies - 61.8% - Star-Spangled War Stories feat. G.I. Zombie - 72.3% - Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse 1 year comparisons =================== + 33.6% - New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad) + 31.4% - Wonder Woman + 21.1% - Batgirl + 12.3% - Teen Titans + 12.2% - Batman and Robin + 3.3% - Supergirl + 1.2% - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? + 0.8% - Flash + 0.5% - Grayson (Nightwing) - 2.8% - Action Comics - 6.1% - Batman - 6.7% - Fables - 10.3% - Catwoman - 11.7% - Green Lantern Corps - 11.9% - Red Lanterns - 12.0% - Worlds' Finest - 15.0% - Green Arrow - 15.9% - Fairest - 18.5% - Justice League - 19.3% - Swamp Thing - 19.4% - Green Lantern - 19.7% - Superman/Wonder Woman - 20.7% - Earth 2 - 20.9% - Astro City - 21.1% - Harley Quinn - 22.4% - Green Lantern: New Guardians - 22.5% - Aquaman - 26.6% - Constantine - 27.4% - Red Hood and the Outlaws - 27.6% - Smallville Season 11 - 28.9% - Arrow - 31.6% - Batman/Superman - 32.4% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up - 34.7% - Batwoman - 36.2% - Injustice - 37.9% - Justice League Dark - 43.2% - Detective Comics - 47.5% - FBP - 50.4% - Hinterkind - 50.5% - The Unwritten Apocalypse - 57.9% - Justice League 3000 2 year comparisons =================== +158.7% - Deathstroke + 63.0% - Constantine (Hellblazer) + 19.4% - New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad) + 3.4% - Wonder Woman + 1.6% - Green Arrow - 0.5% - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? - 17.3% - Fables - 20.2% - Flash - 24.5% - Batman - 24.8% - Justice League Dark - 25.3% - Supergirl - 26.4% - He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU) - 29.9% - The Unwritten - 34.0% - Catwoman - 36.6% - Fairest - 37.4% - Batman and Robin - 37.8% - Batgirl - 38.8% - Green Lantern Corps - 39.2% - Worlds' Finest - 40.3% - Action Comics - 41.4% - Justice League - 43.6% - Red Lanterns - 43.7% - Earth 2 - 44.4% - Detective Comics - 44.7% - Grayson (Nightwing) - 46.0% - Green Lantern - 49.8% - Green Lantern: New Guardians - 51.4% - Teen Titans - 51.8% - Swamp Thing - 52.2% - Smallville Season 11 - 54.3% - Harley Quinn - 54.5% - Aquaman - 55.5% - Injustice - 57.0% - Batwoman - 69.8% - Red Hood and the Outlaws 5 year comparisons =================== + 73.7% - Batman + 64.7% - Wonder Woman + 49.4% - Constantine (Hellblazer) + 48.3% - Batgirl + 26.3% - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (Scooby-Doo) + 23.3% - Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman) + 22.6% - Green Arrow + 14.1% - Action Comics + 11.7% - Detective Comics + 11.4% - Teen Titans + 10.8% - Justice League (Justice League of America) - 14.1% - Astro City - 14.6% - New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad) - 18.2% - Supergirl - 34.5% - Fables - 41.9% - Batman and Robin - 42.9% - Catwoman - 61.3% - The Unwritten - 63.0% - Green Lantern - 65.5% - Green Lantern Corps 10 year comparisons =================== + 82.1% - Batman + 73.5% - Wonder Woman + 54.3% - Batgirl + 39.2% - Aquaman + 25.6% - Detective Comics + 7.6% - Justice League (JLA) + 4.7% - Constantine (Hellblazer) + 3.1% - Swamp Thing - 3.5% - Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (Scooby-Doo) - 4.4% - Action Comics - 5.5% - Grayson - 7.3% - Catwoman - 24.9% - Flash - 37.8% - Green Arrow - 45.7% - Fables - 54.3% - Teen Titans Sales Indices ============= DCU: Average: 30,680. Median: 28,061. 3.6 - Batman 2.2 - Justice League 2.1 - Harley Quinn 1.7 - Detective Comics 1.7 - Batman and Robin 1.5 - Batman Eternal 1.5 - Batgirl 1.4 - Batman/Superman 1.3 - Wonder Woman 1.3 - Green Lantern 1.3 - Multiversity 1.3 - Grayson 1.2 - Superman/Wonder WOman 1.1 - Flash 1.1 - Action Comics 1.1 - Deathstroke 1.1 - New Suicide Squad 1.0 - The New 52 - Futures End 1.0 - Teen Titans 0.9 - Justice League United 0.9 - Earth 2 0.9 - Aquaman 0.9 - Green Lantern Corps 0.9 - Sinestro 0.8 - Earth 2 - World's End 0.7 - Supergirl 0.7 - Gotham Academy 0.7 - Catwoman 0.7 - Green Lantern: New Guardians 0.7 - Arkham Manor 0.7 - Red Lanterns 0.7 - Gotham by Midnight 0.7 - Justice League Dark 0.7 - Green Arrow 0.6 - Worlds' Finest 0.6 - Secret Origins 0.6 - Red Hood and the Outlaws 0.6 - Justice League 3000 0.6 - Lobo 0.5 - Swamp Thing 0.5 - Constantine 0.5 - Batwoman 0.4 - Aquaman and the Others 0.4 - Trinity of Sin 0.3 - Infinity Man and the Forever People 0.2 - Klarion 0.2 - Star-Spangled War Stories feat. GI Zombie Vertigo: Average: 8,361. Median: 6,647 1.6 - Fables: The Wolf Among Us 1.6 - Fables 1.4 - Astro City 1.4 - Effigy 1.3 - Fairest 1.0 - Wolf Moon 0.8 - Bodies 0.8 - The Kitchen 0.7 - The Unwritten Apocalypse 0.7 - Vertigo Quarterly 0.6 - The Names 0.6 - Hinterland 0.6 - FBP Digital First & Other: Average: 10,582. Median: 9,302. 2.0 - Mortal Kombat X 1.5 - Injustice 1.2 - Sensation Comics 1.1 - He-Man: Eternity War 1.0 - Flash Season Zero 0.9 - Arrow Season 2.5 0.8 - Smallville Season 11 0.7 - Legends of the Dark Knight 100 Page Super Special 0.7 - Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse 0.6 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up 0.4 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

---The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)
The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.
ICv2.com's estimates are somewhat lower than the actual numbers, but they are consistent from month to month, so the trends they show are fairly accurate. Since it's a "month-to-month" column, the comments, unless otherwise noted, are on the most recent month.
Bear in mind that the figures measure sales of physical comics to retailers, not customers. Also, these numbers do not include sales to bookstores, newsstands, other mass-market retail chains or the United Kingdom. Re-orders are included, so long as they either reached stores in a book's initial calendar month of release or were strong enough to make the chart again in a subsequent month. Keep in mind that sales for some titles may include incentives to acquire variants and not every unit sold is necessarily even intended to be sold to a customer.
If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book's initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. "[36,599]"). Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used.
Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it's a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent.
Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don't tell us much about their performance. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well. To learn (a little) more about Vertigo's collection sales, go right here.
Please keep in mind that raw sales numbers do not tell us about how profitable a book is for a publisher or for the creators.
Above all, do not allow sales numbers to dictate your purchasing and enjoyment of a particular comic. If you enjoy reading a comic series then go right on buying and reading that comic, no matter what the sales figures say.
** Two asterisks after a given month in the average charts mean that one or more periodical release did not make the Top 300/400 chart in that month. In those cases, it's assumed that said releases sold as many units as the No. 300/400 comic on the chart for that month for the purposes of the chart, although its actual sales are likely to be less than that.
Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, the National Weather Service, or my former neighbor's dog Miles.
The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and tweets about comics and related subjects on Twitter at @davereadscomics (PM me there is you need to contact me).
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13. New Daredevil & Flash trailers released

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Today’s trailers are all about the villains.

First up – a new trailer for Darevil, which is available (all at once, for your binge-watching pleasure) April 11 on Netflix. This trailer focuses heavily on the dynamic between Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Daredevil (Charlie Cox). The vibe is definitely a gritty one, focused on cleaning up the streets rather than saving the world.

Next up is The Flash, which has been on a short break and returns March 17. Mark Hamill, who originally portrayed The Trickster in the original Flash series on CBS, reprises the role in the upcoming episodes.  An aged Trickster played by Hamill feels like a nice bit of meta continuity.

Are you looking forward to either of these? Personally I feel D’Onofrio and Hamill are great draws for both.

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14. Lee and Didio on nuDC: the diverse diversity of diverseness

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DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee gave a talk to comics journalists a few weeks back during the Burbank talent conference, and CBR has a round-up and in June, it’s all about the diversity! And less about…*gasp* nitpicking fans who only want their Aquaman! There’s also some news: Bobbie Chase, who is moving west, will be promoted to VP of Talent Development. And May will see that month’s final Convergence titles include e-page previews of the New Direction DC books. Speaking about the conference, I’m told that every other word was “Batgirl.”

Here’s some of DiDio and Lee’s flag planting talk for going forward:

Lee: I’ll just use one example — there was a tweet I saw, someone complaining about “Throne of Atlantis,” the DVD adaptation of the comic book. The complaint was, “Superman and Wonder Woman don’t breathe underwater. You failed.” Maybe the continuity proves that right, I don’t know — I’m pretty sure I’ve put Superman under water, and he was fine, and he’s been to outer space, same with Wonder Woman — when those things start overshadowing the story, and the emotional beats, I think there’s something wrong with what’s going on in the marketplace. That’s my perspective.


Heresy! HERESY I SAY!

And what about that NEW AUDIENCE I keep hearing about? Have you heard about that?

DiDio: But we also recognize there’s a massively changing audience going on here. There’s new readers coming in. Anecdotally, we pick up from the fact that we hear it from our talent — they see it at the different shows, they’re getting a level of contact that’s not just the traditional audience that we’ve seen up to this point. It’s for us to try and find out where the growth is, and who the audience is, by casting the net as wide as possible, with as many ideas as possible, as many tonalities as possible. Jim’s right — when we did the New 52, it was different genres, but all the same flavor. Now it’s the same genre, in multiple flavors. But I think we have a better chance to grow it that way, because we might be attracting different people. And once you get a fan, you want to be able to hold onto it, and through that one book, find other books. That’s the same way we came in.
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Lee: Lee: I think a big part of the June launch was really a recognition that the audience has changed. It’s more fragmented than it was before. The original direct market was perceived as a monolithic fanbase. You see a lot more women that are into comics, at comic book shops and conventions. Our own studies have shown there’s a lot more people that are looking for a lot more flavors and diversity in our line than we’re currently doing.
We’ve been pretty good about putting out a lot of female-led books, we’re really good about tackling new issues within the pages of the comic books, but I think June is a real line of the sand, in which we’re basically say, “Hey, this is the new DC, and this is just the first of many steps that we’re going to be taking, trying to address these new audiences, and find ways to grow our business.”



And finally, now that the New 52 is in the rearview mirror, DiDio offers an assessment:

DiDio: There are so many of these series right now that are coming out that I feel was the original intent of the New 52. It’s a lot of that openness and freedom and storytelling that we originally planned. But because when we launched, it was so pressed up against this hard-driving continuity for so long, people had a hard time recalibrating and rethinking how to approach our characters. So they started to fall back into old habits, and looking in the past, of where they were going to get their ideas from. Now I can tell you that we’ve changed it. We’re actually looking to the future for where our ideas are. It’s not about re-telling an old story with an old version of a character, or picking my favorite Superboy from 1965, and giving it a new light. It’s more about figuring out who we are today, and using these characters to tell the story of today’s society.


There’s more in the piece on Midnighter and Batgirl and so on.

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15. Rebecca Taylor joins DC Comics editorial staff

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….aaaaaand as we long ago predicted, DC is raiding a few players from the locals, in this case Boom!/Archaia by hiring Rebecca Taylor, formerly of Archaia. Taylor worked mostly on Archaia’s line of graphic novels (hmmmmmmmmm), and she’s another thoroughly modern millie who should help bring DC’s editorial viewpoint firmly on trend with comics new demographic.

Another thing that’s notable is the social media transparency of these moves. Most of the young editors on the West Coast already have a social media profile and it’s nice to see that that world is being acknowledged from the git go.

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16. Entertainment Round-Up: Jared Leto’s Joker hair, Marvel Movie Marathon, Warner Bros’ CEO claims DC Movies are “edgier”, Age of Ultron “behind the scenes” vids, iZombie premiere

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It’s been a slow news day today, post Age of Ultron trailer, but I did go see Chappie last night (it’s terrible, I suddenly fear for the Alien franchise). Here’s your quick round-up of today’s entertainment-related news:

– Per Latino Review, Jared Leto‘s hairstylist Chase Kusero just posted a picture on Instagram of a “work in progress” look at Jared Leto’s Joker hair as it will appear in Suicide Squad. From that back-shot, it looks very Greg Capullo-esque:

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– As we’re on the verge of Avengers: Age of Ultron debuting, in just under two months, it should be no surprise that theaters are planning big Marvel movie marathons. But it’s not just Phase 2 they’re showing, no sir/ma’am, it’s the entire Marvel oeuvre to this point. Starting April 29th at 6 pm and ending just before 10 pm or so the next day, select AMC and Regal theaters across the country will be showing all 11 Marvel Studios films in their order of release.

Here’s the full schedule:

6:00 p.m. – Iron Man
8:25 p.m. – The Incredible Hulk
10:35 p.m. – Iron Man 2
1:00 a.m. – Thor
3:10 a.m.  – Captain America: The First Avenger
5:30 a.m. – The Avengers
8:48 a.m. – Iron Man 3
11:15 a.m. – Thor: The Dark World
1:45 p.m. – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4:20 p.m. – Guardians of the Galaxy
7:00 p.m.– Avengers: Age of Ultron









As you can see, you can take a nap during Iron Man 2, and maybe run out for IHOP around the showings of Iron Man 3 or Thor: The Dark World. Otherwise though, there’s no breaks built in and you better make good use of that unlimited refill on the popcorn and sodas!

Those who are feeling a little more time crunched can instead opt for Cinemark‘s Avengers double bill. I remember I tried to do something like this once with The Lord of the Rings movies right before The Return of the King came out. By the time I got to the third film, I was ready to see Frodo tossed into Mount Doom. But more power to anybody that gives this one a go!

Variety spoke with WB’s CEO Kevin Tsujihara for a piece about the possibility of audiences facing superhero fatigue, an assertion that he dismissed. Yet, the quote that fans are zeroing in on specifically is one that posits WB’s upcoming DC-based superhero slate against the meteorically successful Marvel one:

“The worlds of DC are very different,” he said. “They’re steeped in realism, and they’re a little bit edgier than Marvel’s movies.”

“Edgier” is a word I wish he hadn’t used, as that brings to mind many of the major criticisms that detractors struck Man of Steel with: that it was film too grim for its own good, among many other complaints. Whether that will prove true for the upcoming offerings in 2016 remains to be seen. Where I feel like WB should set the DC films apart from Marvel is by making them more auteur-driven, rather than forcing an overall edict of realism onto Aquaman and Shazam!. The one big Achilles’ heel that Marvel has is that they’re a bit “samey” in their approach, in that every film has to fit the same tone, plot beats, and has to uphold the on-going universe above all else. There’s no real room for a director to really lay his stamp onto the characters the way Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan did for Batman and Sam Raimi did for Spider-Man (the good ones anyway, whichever those are, I’ll leave to your discretion). But, I can’t think of anything less appealing than a cinematic universe that operates just like Marvel but in the same gray sludgey tones as Man of Steel. For all its faults, the MCU at least has some great color throughout and is a good deal of fun to watch on the biggest screen possible. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’ll be pleasantly surprised come next year.

– After Marvel’s early Age of Ultron trailer release, today they let loose with a few short behind the scenes videos with Cineplex featuring Joss Whedon and Jeremy Renner while in the midst of filming:

-Last but not least and just in case it slipped your mind; on March 17th, the same day The Flash returns to CW, iZombie will be debuting just after, here’s a trailer for the upcoming adaptation by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) of Chris Roberson and Mike Allred‘s Vertigo comic:

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17. 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.


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18. 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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19. DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: December 2014 – A Darwyn Cooke Overture

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By David Carter

Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.

December was a good news/bad news month for DC. The good news is that they had the #1 comic for December (Batman) and they won the unit market share, based mostly on the fact that they pushed out a ton of product. (December was a five week month but most other publishers treated it like a four week month.) The bad news is that sales were down month-to-month across most of the DCU titles, both as a line average and on most of the individual titles as well. (The release of an issue of Sandman Overture kept the average of DC as a whole from going down.)

Looking at all of this month’s numbers after last month’s lends some credence to there having been some sort of small LEGO cover boost in November that is being corrected for in December’s numbers. Which seeing as (imho) the December Darwyn Cooke covers were much more interesting than the LEGO covers is a bit disappointing. But hey, LEGO is a known quantity to people outside of the comics club and retailers may have been banking on a few extra sales of the LEGO covers outside of their regular clientele. Or maybe I’m just imagining things in the data that aren’t really there.

Just before this column went to press, DC announced their post-Convergence plans for the DCU. (This is what I get for being so late this month!) I revised some of the entries below in light of the new information, but I’ll have much more to say about what it all means next month.

For the past couple of months I’ve been promising to talk about Vertigo.

Vertigo is in trouble. This should be obvious to even the casual observer. Aside from Sandman Overture, which is a limited series and is coming out rather sporadically, sales are not good. The top-selling non-Sandman title from Vertigo in December was the first issue of Wolf Moon at about 16K (which if it follows standard sales patterns will be down to half that in a month or two…) Fables (13K) and Fairest (10K) are ending soon, which will leave Astro City (12K) their best-selling ongoing title that comes out regularly. (American Vampire has been hovering around the 15K range, but has been coming out rather sporadically, with only two issues in the back half of 2014.) None of their recent launches are above 8K, and recently there have been several months where one or more Vertigo titles don’t break the top 300.

The problem seems to be that Vertigo has lost its purpose. Historically Vertigo served twin functions: As an imprint for “Mature Readers” versions of their corporate properties (Swamp Thing, Sandman, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Hellblazer etc.); and as a place for creator-owned works (Fables, iZombie, etc.–where ‘creator-owned’ usually means something other than purely creator-owned depending on one’s contract).

With the advent of the New 52, the corporate properties were ‘reclaimed’ for the regular DCU. Swamp Thing, Constantine and Animal Man all made the switch. There has not been much success there; Animal Man was cancelled, Swamp Thing won’t survive the Convergence Purge, and Constantine is struggling.

As mentioned above Vertigo’s current slate of ‘creator-owned’ books are struggling. They have been unable to successfully launch anything for several years. They have had a hard time attracting high-profile talent to the imprint, as creators with books that look like traditional Vertigo-type books deciding to take them to other publishers, usually Image where the terms for creators are presumably better, especially in the area of other-media exploitation. Yes, Vertigo will pay a page rate while Image doesn’t, but if your comic is a success you’ll make more on the back-end at Image and they wont’ want a piece of any TV or movie deals. (Everyone wants to be the next Walking Dead.) So especially for established creators image now looks like the better deal.

Most telling is that recently creators traditionally associated with DC are taking their new creator-owned projects to Image, e.g. Scott Snyder & Jock with Wytches; and Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham with Nameless. Years ago these and other books (e.g. Saga) would have been very comfortable at Vertigo. Now Image is the place where top creators bring their works to see and be seen.

And before anyone starts talking trade sales: No. Aside from Sandman, Fables and maybe American Vampire, there’s no evidence that anything from Vertigo has been a strong seller in the trade collections arena for many a while. Not in the direct market nor in the bookstore market. Yes Sandman Overture will be a huge seller when it is eventually complete and collected; that will keep Vertigo afloat for quite some time. And Fables will likely be a decent backlist item for years to come. But historically we know that the best-sellers in trade are the same titles that sell well as individual issues, and there’s been very little of that at the imprint these days.

In fact, I’d say that Vertigo’s trade collection policy is working against them. At one point it likely made sense to release trade collections as soon as possible and to bargain price the first volume to entice new readers. But now? Why buy a story that’s obviously written for the trade as monthly $3 comics, when you know that said trade will be out the month after the story ends for a fraction of the cost? So if a reader sees a new Vertigo eerie stat they think they might be interested in, they’re likely to decide to wait for the trade; but when that trade finally comes out, they’ve either forgotten about it or lost interest.

So what is the remedy? I have no idea. DC’s corporate bosses at Warner see the comic company as a place to develop IP that they can exploit across other media. But that lies at odds with what I think that Vertigo needs to do to resurrect itself, which is to improve their creator-ownership terms to compete with Image.

One path forward may be to concentrate on anthologies. Vertigo has had some success as of late (creatively if not financially) with their Vertigo Quarterly series, certainly enough to go for a second year of that and also introduce a new Strange Sports Stories title. A reader can pick up an issue and not be concerned that they’re just getting a part of a long narrate written for a trade, encouraging sales of individual issues. Creators get an outlet for shorter works, a niche that isn’t being met elsewhere (outside of Dark Horse Presents and a few Kickstarter-funded anthologies). It can also be a way to bring new talent into the Vertigo fold, as an eight-page story is a lesser commitment than a limited or full series or an OGN.

But enough of my ramblingwhat do you think about the future of Vertigo?

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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com’s estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are now done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)

1 - BATMAN ($3.99)

12/2004: Batman #635 — 60,898 [63,067]
12/2009: Batman #694 — 65,908
12/2010: Batman #705 — 63,262
12/2011: Batman #4 — 133,781 [144,777]
12/2012: Batman #15 — 151,568
——————————-
12/2013: Batman #26 — 119,443 (- 4.9%)
01/2014: Batman #27 — 115,492 (- 1.7%) [117,395]
02/2014: Batman #28 — 114,089 (- 1.3%) [115,891]
03/2014: Batman #29 — 116,926 (+ 0.9%)
04/2014: Batman #30 — 108,998 (- 6.8%)
05/2014: Batman #31 — 107,499 (+ 0.2%) [109,170]
06/2014: Batman #32 — 130,077 (+ 19.2%)
07/2014: Batman #33 — 117,996 (- 9.3%)
08/2014: Batman #34 — 112,186 (- 4.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 142,980 (+ 27.4%)
10/2014: Batman #35 — 118,860 (- 16.9%)
11/2014: Batman #36 — 115,183 (- 3.1%)
12/2014: Batman #37 — 113,255 (- 1.7%)
—————–
6 months: – 12.9%
1 year : – 5.2%
2 years : – 25.3%
5 years : + 71.8%
10 years: + 79.6%
Since #1: – 49.3%
























4 - BATMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)

04/2012: Batman Annual #1 — 101,394 [105,754]
07/2013: Batman Annual #2 — 101,726 (- 3.8%)
12/2014: Batman Annual #3 — 81,396 (- 20.0%)
—————–
Since #1: – 23.0%



Batman takes the #1 & #4 spots on the sales chart this month (split by Amazing Spider-Man and SHIELD) as interest in the “Endgame” story remains fairly strong

6 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)

12/2004: JLA #109 — 63,791 [64,747]
12/2009: JL of America #40 — 68,672
12/2010: JL of America #52 — 48,501
12/2011: Justice League #4 — 149,314 [152,340]
12/2012: Justice League #15 — 115,074
—————————————
12/2013: Justice League #25 — 94,004 (- 4.6%)
12/2013: Justice League #26 — 90,592 (- 3.6%)
01/2014: Justice League #27 — 84,674 (- 6.5%)
02/2014: Justice League #28 — 80,901 (- 4.5%)
03/2014: —
04/2014: Justice League #29 — 78,912 (- 2.5%)
05/2014: Justice League #30 — 77,456 (- 1.8%)
06/2014: Justice League #31 — 75,803 (- 2.1%)
07/2014: Justice League #32 — 88,179 (+ 16.3%)
08/2014: —
09/2014: Justice League #33 — 79,447 (- 9.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 104,246 (+ 31.2%)
10/2014: Justice League #34 — 75,400 (- 27.7%)
10/2014: Justice League #35 — 75,264 (- 0.2%)
11/2014: Justice League #36 — 74,796 (- 0.6%)
12/2014: Justice League #37 — 72,081 (- 3.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 4.9%
1 year : – 21.9%
2 years : – 37.4%
5 years : + 5.0%
10 years: + 11.3%
Since #1: – 73.4%



























After a couple of issues of nearly imperceptible drops, Justice League returns to a standard attrition drop.

11 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)

12/2013: Harley Quinn #1 — 92,153 (- 10.8%) [120,312]
01/2014: Harley Quinn #2 — 66,363 (- 26.9%) [ 82,031]
02/2014: Harley Quinn #3 — 63,967 (- 18.6%) [ 72,820]
03/2014: Harley Quinn #4 — 63,120 (- 5.5%)
04/2014: Harley Quinn #5 — 63,155 (+ 0.1%)
05/2014: Harley Quinn #6 — 62,467 (- 1.1%)
06/2014: Harley Quinn #7 — 93,266 (+ 49.3%)
07/2014: Harley Quinn #8 — 76,827 (- 17.6%)
08/2014: Harley Quinn #9 — 71,522 (- 6.9%)
08/2014: Harley Quinn #10 — 58,500 (- 18.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 119,180 (+103.7%)
10/2014: Harley Quinn #11 — 68,557 (- 42.5%)
11/2014: Harley Quinn #12 — 71,245 (+ 3.9%)
12/2014: Harley Quinn #13 — 68,102 (- 4.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 27.0%
1 year : – 43.4%
Since #0: – 51.9%
















13 - HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON #1 ($4.99)

07/2014: Harley Quinn Comic Con #1 — 64,978
12/2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Sp #1 — 63,465 (- 2.3%)

The Holiday Special comes in pretty close to the mother title (and had a freely-orderable variant as well, though not drawn by Cooke).

16 - SANDMAN OVERTURE (Vertigo) ($3.99)

12/2013: —
01/2014: —
02/2014: —
03/2014: Sandman Overture #2 — 89,711 (- 14.9%) [91,839]
04/2014: —
05/2014: —
06/2014: —
07/2014: Sandman Overture #3 — 72,563 (- 21.0%)
08/2014: —
09/2014: —
10/2014: —
11/2014: —
12/2014: Sandman Overture #4 — 64,508 (- 11.1%)
—————–
Since #1: – 36.4%













Returnable, so the numbers are adjusted up by 10% from the estimates. (For why this is done for returnable comics, please see the fine print at the end of this column.) Probably a wise move to make #4 returnable to help somewhat soften the blow that the long delays between issues are no doubt inflicting.

Had the mini-series held to its original bi-monthly schedule, a hardcover collection would have been out in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season. Which would have been like printing money.

17 - ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 ($4.99)

07/2014: Robin Rises Omega #1 — 60,488
08/2014: —
09/2014: —
10/2014: —
11/2014: —
12/2014: Robin Rises Alpha #1 — 57,990 (- 4.1%)




The concluding chapter (? – I’m not really following this…) comes in relatively close to the opening salvo, and a few thousand copies more than the parent title (Batman and Robin).

19 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)

12/2004: Detective Comics #801 — 42,775
12/2009: Detective Comics #860 — 52,295
12/2010: Detective Comics #872 — 37,961
12/2011: Detective Comics #4 — 99,366
12/2012: Detective Comics #15 — 106,395
—————————————–
12/2013: Detective Comics #26 — 56,538 (- 12.2%)
01/2014: Detective Comics #27 — 88,702 (+ 59.8%) [90,335]
02/2014: Detective Comics #28 — 56,619 (- 37.3%)
03/2014: Detective Comics #29 — 55,486 (- 2.0%)
04/2014: Detective Comics #30 — 56,149 (+ 1.2%)
05/2014: Detective Comics #31 — 54,518 (- 2.9%)
06/2014: Detective Comics #32 — 72,988 (+ 33.9%)
07/2014: Detective Comics #33 — 62,856 (- 13.9%)
08/2014: Detective Comics #34 — 58,812 (- 6.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 96,081 (+ 63.4%)
10/2014: Detective Comics #35 — 57,385 (- 40.3%)
11/2014: Detective Comics #36 — 58,171 (+ 1.4%)
12/2014: Detective Comics #37 — 54,953 (- 5.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 24.7%
1 year : – 2.8%
2 years : – 48.4%
5 years : + 5.1%
10 years: + 28.5%
Since #1: – 65.2%
























A bit high of a drop, especially since this is the return of the regular creative team, but that may be in part to a post-LEGO correction.

20 - BATMAN AND ROBIN ($2.99)

12/2009: —
12/2010: Batman and Robin #18 — 68,814
12/2011: Batman and Robin #4 — 76,000
12/2012: Batman and Robin #15 — 89,878
—————————————
12/2013: and Two-Face #26 — 46,611 (- 12.7%)
01/2014: and Two-Face #27 — 45,462 (- 2.5%)
02/2014: and Two-Face #28 — 43,380 (- 4.6%)
03/2014: and Aquaman #29 — 43,295 (- 0.2%)
04/2014: and Wonder Woman #30 — 44,832 (+ 3.6%)
05/2014: and Frankenstein #31 — 42,150 (- 6.0%)
06/2014: and Ra’s al Ghul #32 — 56,311 (+ 33.6%)
07/2014: Batman and Robin #33 — 56,269 (- 0.1%)
08/2014: Batman and Robin #34 — 53,403 (- 5.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 83,783 (+ 56.9%)
10/2014: Batman and Robin #35 — 54,616 (- 34.8%)
11/2014: Batman and Robin #36 — 55,289 (+ 1.2%)
12/2014: Batman and Robin #37 — 53,543 (- 3.2%)
—————-
6 months: – 4.9%
1 year : + 14.9%
2 years : – 40.4%
5 years : n.a.
Since #1: – 53.9%






















Batman and Robin has weathered the six month drop since the introduction of the freely-orderable variants better than most titles, which is a testament to the relative popularity of the “Robin Rises” storyline.

Apparently being relaunched as Robin, Son of Batman after convergence.

24 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)

12/2004: Superman #212 — 100,244 [103,545]
12/2009: Superman #695 — 32,482
12/2010: Superman #706 — 43,027
12/2011: Superman #4 — 76,532
12/2012: Superman #15 — 51,225
——————————
12/2013: Superman #26 — 36,877 (- 6.2%)
01/2014: Superman #27 — 35,266 (- 4.4%)
02/2014: Superman #28 — 34,296 (- 2.8%)
03/2014: Superman #29 — 33,633 (- 1.9%)
04/2014: Superman #30 — 37,316 (+ 11.0%)
05/2014: Superman #31 — 40,534 (+ 8.6%)
06/2014: Superman #32 — 89,140 (+155.4%) [103,508]
07/2014: Superman #33 — 62,998 (- 39.1%)
08/2014: Superman #34 — 56,568 (- 10.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 77,949 (+ 37.8%)
10/2014: Superman #35 — 53,692 (- 31.1%)
11/2014: Superman #36 — 52,272 (- 2.6%)
12/2014: Superman #37 — 50,383 (- 3.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 51.3%
1 year : + 36.6%
2 years : – 1.6%
5 years : + 55.1%
10 years: – 51.3%
Since #1: – 66.4%
























Standard attrition. Still above where a non-Johns/Romita Superman title would be selling, but probably less than DC would want it to be. Sales are down over 50% from their debut issue, which since there was a good deal of reorder activity for the debut that it seems that readers tried it but just didn’t respond with enthusiasm to the story they’re telling.

26, 27, 28, 29, 30 - BATMAN ETERNAL ($2.99)

04/2014: Batman Eternal #1 — 105,754 [110,916]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #2 — 84,566 (- 20.2%) [ 88,468]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #3 — 79,703 (- 4.8%) [ 84,183]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #4 — 78,009 (- 1.7%) [ 82,743]
05/2014: Batman Eternal #5 — 73,475 (- 11.2%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #6 — 70,983 (- 3.4%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #7 — 68,251 (- 3.8%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #8 — 68,523 (+ 0.4%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #9 — 68,295 (- 0.3%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #10 — 67,203 (- 1.6%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #11 — 65,770 (- 2.1%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #12 — 65,374 (- 0.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #13 — 63,828 (- 2.4%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #14 — 63,138 (- 1.1%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #15 — 62,137 (- 1.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #16 — 61,149 (- 1.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #17 — 60,013 (- 1.9%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #18 — 58,998 (- 1.7%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #19 — 58,368 (- 1.1%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #20 — 57,906 (- 0.8%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #21 — 57,525 (- 0.7%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #22 — 56,793 (- 1.3%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #23 — 56,152 (- 1.1%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #24 — 56,002 (- 0.3%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #25 — 55,662 (- 0.6%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #26 — 54,199 (- 2.6%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #27 — 53,511 (- 1.3%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #28 — 52,918 (- 1.1%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #29 — 52,284 (- 1.2%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #30 — 52,438 (+ 0.3%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #31 — 51,133 (- 2.5%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #32 — 50,709 (- 0.8%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #33 — 50,230 (- 0.9%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #34 — 49,748 (- 1.0%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #35 — 48,999 (- 1.5%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #36 — 48,683 (- 0.6%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #37 — 48,083 (- 1.2%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #38 — 48,035 (- 0.1%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #39 — 47,782 (- 0.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 27.5%
Since #1: – 56.9%








































Business as usual for DC’s best-selling weekly. Five issues for the five weeks in December. Ends with #52 on April 1.

31 - THE MULTIVERSITY ($4.99)

08/2014: The Multiversity #1 — 90,551
09/2014: SoS-H: CotC-W #1 — 65,022 (- 28.2%)
10/2014: The Just #1 — 53,301 (- 18.0%)
11/2014: Pax Americana #1 — 51,490 (- 3.4%)
12/2014: Thunderworld #1 — 47,714 (- 7.3%)
—————–
Since #1: – 47.3%





Sales for Thunderworld slide below the 50K mark.

33 - BATGIRL ($2.99)

12/2004: Batgirl #59 — 31,028 [32,423]
12/2009: Batgirl #5 — 32,482
12/2010: Batgirl #16 — 25,225
12/2011: Batgirl #4 — 59,972
12/2012: Batgirl #15 — 75,341
———————————-
12/2013: Batgirl #26 — 34,885 (- 14.4%)
01/2014: Batgirl #27 — 37,226 (+ 6.7%)
02/2014: Batgirl #28 — 34,567 (- 7.1%)
03/2014: Batgirl #29 — 33,223 (- 3.9%)
04/2014: Batgirl #30 — 32,698 (- 1.6%)
05/2014: Batgirl #31 — 31,522 (- 3.6%)
06/2014: Batgirl #32 — 47,304 (+ 50.1%)
07/2014: Batgirl #33 — 37,186 (- 21.4%)
08/2014: Batgirl #34 — 34,590 (- 7.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 67,933 (+ 96.4%)
10/2014: Batgirl #35 — 62,644 (- 7.8%)
11/2014: Batgirl #36 — 50,247 (- 19.8%)
12/2014: Batgirl #37 — 45,060 (- 10.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 4.7%
1 year : + 29.2%
2 years : – 40.2%
5 years : + 38.7%
10 years: + 39.0%
Since #1: – 57.9%
























A 10% is exactly in line with what one would expect for a third issue.

34 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)

12/2004: Superman/Batman #15 — 119,926 [123,273]
12/2004: Superman/Batman #16 — 115,657 [120,927]
12/2009: Superman/Batman #67 — 49,650
12/2010: Superman/Batman #79 — 30,586
—————————————
12/2013: Batman/Superman #6 — 68,857 (- 10.8%)
01/2014: Batman/Superman #7 — 61,074 (- 11.3%)
02/2014: Batman/Superman #8 — 59,138 (- 3.2%)
03/2014: —
04/2014: Batman/Superman #9 — 56,223 (- 4.9%)
05/2014: Batman/Superman #10 — 54,844 (- 4.9%)
05/2014: Batman/Superman #11 — 53,504 (- 4.9%)
06/2014: —
07/2014: Batman/Superman #12 — 68,345 (+ 27.7%)
08/2014: Batman/Superman #13 — 55,954 (- 18.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 87,339 (+ 56.1%)
10/2014: Batman/Superman #14 — 52,270 (- 40.2%)
10/2014: Batman/Superman #15 — 50,226 (- 3.9%)
11/2014: Batman/Superman #16 — 48,581 (- 3.3%)
12/2014: Batman/Superman #17 — 44,714 (- 8.0%)
—————–
6 months: n.a.
1 year : – 35.1%
5 years : – 9.9%
10 years: – 63.4%
Since #1: – 70.4%
























That’s an unusually high percentage drop in the middle of a storyline for no apparent reason.

36 - SECRET SIX ($2.99)

12/2009: Secret Six #16 — 22,638
12/2010: Secret Six #28 — 19,587
—————————————
08/2011: Secret Six #36 — 19,104


12/2014: Secret Six #1 — 44,065 (+130.7%)
—————–
5 years : + 94.7%







The good news: The return of Secret Six debuts at a level more than twice where the pre-New 52 version ended, and even higher than where that previous series debuted. It also debuts higher than the recent Gotham by Gaslight; much higher than headed-for-quick-cancellation titles Infinity Man, Trinity of Sin and Star-Spangled War Stories; and about on par with Gotham Academy.

The bad news: Issue #1 came out on December 3, but issue #2 has been delayed so that (as of this writing) it isn’t due out until February 11. That’s more than a two month gap for a comic that is supposed to be monthly, and a bad sign coming out of the gate. It could kill any momentum and have an adverse effect down the line.

38 - GREEN LANTERN ($2.99)

12/2004: GL: Rebirth #3 — 106,523 [126,654]
12/2009: Green Lantern #49 — 97,285
12/2010: Green Lantern #60 — 76,360
12/2011: Green Lantern #4 — 104,199
12/2012: Green Lantern #15 — 74,363
————————————–
12/2013: Green Lantern #26 — 51,420 (- 5.0%)
01/2014: Green Lantern #27 — 48,831 (- 5.0%)
02/2014: GL/Red Lanterns#28 — 49,200 (+ 5.6%) [51,548]
03/2014: Green Lantern #29 — 45,797 (- 11.2%)
04/2014: Green Lantern #30 — 44,483 (- 2.9%)
05/2014: Green Lantern #31 — 43,769 (- 1.6%)
06/2014: Green Lantern #32 — 56,315 (+ 28.7%)
07/2014: Green Lantern #33 — 47,279 (- 16.0%)
08/2014: Green Lantern #34 — 43,846 (- 7.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 77,372 (+ 76.5%)
10/2014: Green Lantern #35 — 45,893 (- 40.7%)
11/2014: Green Lantern #36 — 46,157 (+ 0.6%)
12/2014: Green Lantern #37 — 44,033 (- 4.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 21.8%
1 year : – 14.4%
2 years : – 40.8%
5 years : – 54.7%
10 years: – 65.2%
Since #1: – 74.0%
























Sales take a bit of a dip for the final month of the line-wide crossover.

42 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)

12/2004: Wonder Woman #211 — 24,828
12/2009: Wonder Woman #39 — 26,152
12/2010: Wonder Woman #605 — 35,495
12/2011: Wonder Woman #4 — 57,675
12/2012: Wonder Woman #15 — 41,641
————————————-
12/2013: Wonder Woman #26 — 32,773 (- 2.3%)
01/2014: Wonder Woman #27 — 32,035 (- 2.3%)
02/2014: Wonder Woman #28 — 31,464 (- 1.8%)
03/2014: Wonder Woman #29 — 30,989 (- 1.5%)
04/2014: Wonder Woman #30 — 31,094 (+ 0.3%)
05/2014: Wonder Woman #31 — 30,655 (- 1.4%)
06/2014: Wonder Woman #32 — 48,235 (+ 57.3%)
07/2014: Wonder Woman #33 — 37,431 (- 22.4%)
08/2014: —
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 69,497 (+ 85.7%)
10/2014: Wonder Woman #34 — 35,774 (- 48.5%)
10/2014: Wonder Woman #35 — 35,968 (+ 0.5%)
11/2014: Wonder Woman #36 — 58,965 (+ 63.9%)
12/2014: Wonder Woman #37 — 43,066 (- 27.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 10.7%
1 year : + 31.4%
2 years : + 3.4%
5 years : + 64.7%
10 years: + 73.5%
Since #1: – 55.1%

























The second issue for the new creative team sees a very typical second issue drop.

43 - GRAYSON ($2.99)

12/2004: Nightwing #100 — 40,022
12/2011: Nightwing #4 — 57,409
12/2012: Nightwing #15 — 74,407
——————————
12/2013: Nightwing #26 — 38,452 (- 12.7%)
01/2014: Nightwing #27 — 38,325 (- 0.3%)
02/2014: Nightwing #28 — 36,940 (- 3.6%)
03/2014: Nightwing #29 — 36,814 (- 0.3%)
04/2014: —
05/2014: Nightwing #30 — 43,923 (+ 19.3%)
06/2014: —
07/2014: Grayson #1 — 81,433 (+ 85.4%)
08/2014: Grayson #2 — 56,486 (- 30.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 76,551 (+ 52.7%)
10/2014: Grayson #3 — 52,849 (- 31.0%)
11/2014: Grayson #4 — 47,590 (- 10.0%)
12/2014: Grayson #5 — 42,611 (- 10.5%)
—————–
6 months: n.a.
1 year : + 10.8%
2 years : – 42.7%
10 years: + 6.5%
Since #1: – 47.7%





















A ten percent drop is a bit on the high side for this point in a series. It’s looking more and more like Grayson will end up leveling off in the same area that its predecessor (Nightwing) did, in the upper thirties/low forties range.

45 - SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)

12/2013: Superman/Wonder Woman #3 — 51,357 (- 14.7%)
01/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #4 — 47,350 (- 7.8%)
02/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #5 — 44,847 (- 5.3%)
03/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #6 — 43,308 (- 3.4%)
04/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #7 — 45,157 (+ 4.3%)
05/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #8 — 47,803 (+ 5.9%)
06/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #9 — 62,659 (+ 31.1%)
07/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #10 — 50,254 (- 19.8%)
08/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #11 — 50,550 (+ 0.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 77,169 (+ 52.7%)
10/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #12 — 47,885 (- 37.9%)
11/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #13 — 44,013 (- 8.1%)
12/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #14 — 41,231 (- 6.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 34.2%
1 year : – 19.7%
Since #1: – 56.5%















49 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)

12/2004: Action Comics #822 — 38,110
12/2009: Action Comics #884 — 31,873
12/2010: Action Comics #896 — 32,357
12/2011: Action Comics #4 — 112,839
12/2012: Action Comics #15 — 61,298
————————————–
12/2013: Action Comics #26 — 37,489 (- 19.5%)
01/2014: Action Comics #27 — 36,042 (- 3.9%)
02/2014: Action Comics #28 — 35,305 (- 2.0%)
03/2014: Action Comics #29 — 34,231 (- 3.0%)
04/2014: Action Comics #30 — 37,809 (+ 10.5%)
05/2014: Action Comics #31 — 41,081 (+ 8.7%)
06/2014: Action Comics #32 — 55,400 (+ 34.9%)
07/2014: Action Comics #33 — 49,457 (- 10.7%)
08/2014: Action Comics #34 — 46,746 (- 5.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 74,497 (+ 59.4%)
10/2014: Action Comics #35 — 45,152 (- 39.4%)
11/2014: Action Comics #36 — 41,835 (- 7.3%)
12/2014: Action Comics #37 — 39,168 (- 6.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 29.3%
1 year : + 4.5%
2 years : – 36.1%
5 years : + 22.9%
10 years: + 2.8%
Since #1: – 80.5%
























Two titles with similar percentage drops, still looking for their post-“Doomed” levels.

52 - FLASH ($2.99)

12/2004: —
12/2009: —
12/2010: Flash #7 — 56,304
12/2010: Flash #8 — 53,975
12/2011: Flash #4 — 77,336
12/2012: Flash #15 — 45,925
———————————–
12/2013: Flash #26 — 36,601 (- 12.5%)
01/2014: Flash #27 — 34,902 (- 4.6%)
02/2014: Flash #28 — 33,853 (- 3.0%)
03/2014: Flash #29 — 33,241 (- 1.8%)
04/2014: Flash #30 — 33,300 (+ 5.8%) [35,157]
05/2014: Flash #31 — 34,240 (- 2.6%)
06/2014: Flash #32 — 47,188 (+ 37.8%)
07/2014: Flash #33 — 39,669 (- 15.9%)
08/2014: Flash #34 — 37,109 (- 6.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 70,368 (+ 89.6%)
10/2014: Flash #35 — 37,484 (- 46.7%)
11/2014: Flash #36 — 38,145 (+ 1.8%)
12/2014: Flash #37 — 37,026 (- 2.9%)
—————–
6 months: – 21.5%
1 year : + 1.2%
2 years : – 19.4%
5 years : n.a.
10 years: n.a.
Since #1: – 75.0%

























Back to standard attrition.

59 - GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL ($4.99)

08/2012: Green Lantern Ann. #1 — 67,648
10/2013: Green Lantern Ann. #2 — 47,861 (- 29.2%)
12/2014: Green Lantern Ann. #3 — 34,278 (- 28.4%)
—————–
Since #1: – 49.3%



The finale of “Godhead” comes in under the parent title but above the other entries in the line-wide crossover.

60 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)

12/2004: Teen Titans #19 — 62,585 [66,290]
12/2009: Teen Titans #78 — 43,400
12/2010: Teen Titans #90 — 25,997
12/2011: Teen Titans #4 — 54,929
12/2012: Teen Titans #15 — 68,707
———————————–
12/2013: Teen Titans #26 — 29,149 (- 10.0%)
01/2014: Teen Titans #27 — 27,558 (- 5.5%)
02/2014: Teen Titans #28 — 26,732 (- 3.0%)
03/2014: Teen Titans #29 — 25,969 (- 2.9%)
04/2014: Teen Titans #30 — 25,709 (- 1.0%)
05/2014: —
06/2014: —
07/2014: Teen Titans #1 — 52,358 (+103.7%)
08/2014: Teen Titans #2 — 40,687 (- 22.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 62,915 (+ 54.6%)
10/2014: Teen Titans #3 — 39,198 (- 37.7%)
11/2014: Teen Titans #4 — 36,364 (- 7.2%)
12/2014: Teen Titans #5 — 34,101 (- 6.2%)
—————–
6 months: n.a.
1 year : + 17.0%
2 years : – 50.4%
5 years : – 21.4%
10 years: – 48.6%
Since #1: – 34.9%
























Still looking for its level in the relaunched version.

61 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)

12/2011: Deathstroke #4 — 26,367
12/2012: Deathstroke #15 — 13,528
—————————————-
10/2014: Deathstroke #1 — 54,059 (+359.4%)
11/2014: Deathstroke #2 — 36,356 (- 32.7%)
12/2014: Deathstroke #3 — 34,010 (- 6.5%)
—————–
2 years : +151.4%
Since #1: – 37.1%







After last month’s slightly-higher-than-normal second issue drop, this month sees a slightly-lower-than-normal third issue drop. So I guess it all balances out then. Issue #3 of the previous series sold 33,754.

Also of note is that DC shipped a second printing of #1 in early February, so there’s still stronger than expected demand in some quarters.

62, 75 - SINESTRO ($2.99)

04/2014: Sinestro #1 — 46,480
05/2014: Sinestro #2 — 34,640 (- 25.5%)
06/2014: Sinestro #3 — 30,422 (- 12.2%)
07/2014: Sinestro #4 — 28,095 (- 7.6%)
08/2014: Sinestro #5 — 26,867 (- 4.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 60,761 (+126.2%)
10/2014: Sinestro #6 — 33,621 (- 44.7%)
11/2014: —
12/2014: Sinestro #7 — 33,549 (- 0.2%)
12/2014: Sinestro #8 — 31,509 (- 6.1%)
—————–
6 months: + 6.9%
Since #1: – 32.2%











Two issues in December as #7 slipped from November. Both were “Godhead” crossovers, but #7 had a LEGO variant while #8 had a Cooke variant.

65, 66, 71, 70, 73 - THE NEW 52  FUTURES END ($2.99)

05/2014: Futures End #0 — ??????
05/2014: Futures End #1 — 77,867
05/2014: Futures End #2 — 62,862 (- 19.3%)
05/2014: Futures End #3 — 59,148 (- 5.9%)
05/2014: Futures End #4 — 58,496 (- 1.1%)
06/2014: Futures End #5 — 53,645 (- 8.3%)
06/2014: Futures End #6 — 51,543 (- 3.9%)
06/2014: Futures End #7 — 50,266 (- 2.5%)
06/2014: Futures End #8 — 49,138 (- 2.2%)
07/2014: Futures End #9 — 52,083 (+ 6.0%)
07/2014: Futures End #10 — 46,001 (- 11.7%)
07/2014: Futures End #11 — 45,222 (- 1.7%)
07/2014: Futures End #12 — 43,228 (- 4.4%)
07/2014: Futures End #13 — 42,803 (- 1.0%)
08/2014: Futures End #14 — 41,185 (- 3.8%)
08/2014: Futures End #15 — 40,541 (- 1.6%)
08/2014: Futures End #16 — 40,077 (- 1.1%)
08/2014: Futures End #17 — 39,750 (- 0.8%)
09/2014: Futures End #18 — 38,778 (- 2.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #19 — 38,377 (- 1.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #20 — 37,990 (- 1.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #21 — 37,861 (- 0.3%)
10/2014: Futures End #22 — 36,468 (- 3.7%)
10/2014: Futures End #23 — 36,120 (- 1.0%)
10/2014: Futures End #24 — 35,937 (- 0.5%)
10/2014: Futures End #25 — 35,585 (- 1.0%)
10/2014: Futures End #26 — 35,452 (- 0.4%)
11/2014: Futures End #27 — 34,692 (- 2.1%)
11/2014: Futures End #28 — 34,601 (- 0.3%)
11/2014: Futures End #29 — 34,202 (- 1.2%)
11/2014: Futures End #30 — 33,942 (- 0.8%)
12/2014: Futures End #31 — 33,025 (- 2.7%)
12/2014: Futures End #32 — 32,878 (- 0.4%)
12/2014: Futures End #33 — 32,409 (- 1.4%)
12/2014: Futures End #34 — 32,414 (+ 0.0%)
12/2014: Futures End #35 — 32,233 (- 0.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 36.3%
Since #1: – 58.6%





































The only odd thing here are the five more copies that #34 registered over #33.

68 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)

12/2009: Green Lantern Corps #43 — 77,774
12/2010: Green Lantern Corps #55 — 54,387
12/2011: Green Lantern Corps #4 — 57,180
12/2012: Green Lantern Corps #15 — 47,841
——————————————
12/2013: Green Lantern Corps #26 — 32,797 (- 14.5%)
01/2014: Green Lantern Corps #27 — 31,447 (- 4.1%)
02/2014: Green Lantern Corps #28 — 29,142 (- 7.3%)
03/2014: Green Lantern Corps #29 — 27,754 (- 4.8%)
04/2014: Green Lantern Corps #30 — 26,640 (- 4.0%)
05/2014: Green Lantern Corps #31 — 28,449 (+ 6.8%)
06/2014: Green Lantern Corps #32 — 40,734 (+ 43.2%)
07/2014: Green Lantern Corps #33 — 32,877 (- 19.3%)
08/2014: Green Lantern Corps #34 — 29,471 (- 10.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 58,325 (+ 97.9%)
10/2014: Green Lantern Corps #35 — 34,222 (- 41.3%)
11/2014: Green Lantern Corps #36 — 34,109 (- 0.3%)
12/2014: Green Lantern Corps #37 — 32,860 (- 3.7%)
—————-
6 months: – 19.3%
1 year : + 0.2%
2 years : – 31.3%
5 years : – 57.7%
Since #1: – 64.0%






















Its final “Godhead” crossover issue. Final issue will be #40 in March.

69 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)

12/2011: Suicide Squad #4 — 34,550
12/2012: Suicide Squad #15 — 57,132
—————————————–
12/2013: Suicide Squad #26 — 25,346 (- 6.4%)
01/2014: Suicide Squad #27 — 24,175 (- 4.6%)
02/2014: Suicide Squad #28 — 22,882 (- 5.3%)
03/2014: Suicide Squad #29 — 22,162 (- 3.1%)
04/2014: —
05/2014: Suicide Squad #30 — 22,063 (- 0.4%)
06/2014: —
07/2014: New Suicide Squad #1 — 49,260 (+123.3%)
08/2014: New Suicide Squad #2 — 38,477 (- 21.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 73,599 (+ 91.3%)
10/2014: New Suicide Squad #3 — 39,498 (- 46.3%)
11/2014: New Suicide Squad #4 — 34,920 (- 11.6%)
12/2014: New Suicide Squad #5 — 32,834 (- 6.0%)
—————–
6 months: n.a.
1 year : + 29.5%
2 years : – 42.5%
Since #1: – 33.3%



















Sill looking for its relaunch level, which will likely be in the 30K range. Issue #5 of the previous series sold 32,726.

72 - GRAYSON ANNUAL ($4.99)

10/2013: Nightwing Annual #1 — 36,108
12/2014: Grayson Annual #1 — 32,251 (- 10.7%)

The annual comes in a full 10K less than the parent title.

74 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ($3.99)

04/2014: Justice League United #0 — 68,431
05/2014: Justice League United #1 — 64,209 (- 6.2%)
06/2014: Justice League United #2 — 62,928 (- 2.0%)
07/2014: Justice League United #3 — 47,919 (- 23.9%)
08/2014: Justice League United #4 — 42,504 (- 11.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 72,839 (+ 71.4%)
10/2014: Justice League United #5 — 38,066 (- 47.7%)
11/2014: Justice League United #6 — 34,610 (- 9.1%)
12/2014: Justice League United #7 — 31,904 (- 7.8%)
—————–
6 months: – 49.3%
Since #0: – 53.4%










Still dropping at higher than the standard attrition rate. Maybe having its second arc guest-star the Legion of Super-Heroes wasn’t such a great idea; as much as I personally love the Legion, the concept seems to be poison to the New 52.

79 - AQUAMAN ($2.99)

12/2004: Aquaman #25 — 21,107
12/2011: Aquaman #4 — 64,961
12/2012: Aquaman #15 — 75,947
——————————
12/2013: Aquaman #26 — 38,841 (- 5.9%)
01/2014: Aquaman #27 — 36,610 (- 5.7%)
02/2014: Aquaman #28 — 34,939 (- 4.6%)
03/2014: Aquaman #29 — 33,907 (- 3.0%)
04/2014: Aquaman #30 — 32,859 (- 3.1%)
05/2014: Aquaman #31 — 32,076 (- 2.4%)
06/2014: Aquaman #32 — 44,853 (+ 39.8%)
07/2014: Aquaman #33 — 36,140 (- 19.4%)
08/2014: Aquaman #34 — 33,380 (- 7.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 65,212 (+ 95.4%)
10/2014: Aquaman #35 — 32,238 (- 50.6%)
11/2014: Aquaman #36 — 32,838 (+ 1.9%)
12/2014: Aquaman #37 — 31,198 (- 5.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 30.4%
1 year : – 19.7%
2 years : – 58.9%
10 years: + 47.8%
Since #1: – 71.3%





















A post-LEGO variant correction.

81 - EARTH 2 ($2.99)

12/2012: Earth 2 #7 — 54,409
——————————
12/2013: Earth 2 #18 — 37,130 (- 6.8%)
01/2014: Earth 2 #19 — 36,103 (- 2.8%)
02/2014: Earth 2 #20 — 35,732 (- 1.0%)
03/2014: Earth 2 #21 — 35,295 (- 1.2%)
04/2014: Earth 2 #22 — 34,970 (- 0.9%)
05/2014: Earth 2 #23 — 34,531 (- 1.3%)
06/2014: Earth 2 #24 — 47,277 (+ 36.9%)
07/2014: Earth 2 #25 — 39,726 (- 16.0%)
08/2014: Earth 2 #26 — 37,396 (- 5.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 65,212 (+ 73.7%)
10/2014: Earth 2 #27 — 37,925 (- 41.6%)
11/2014: Earth 2 #28 — 31,722 (- 16.4%)
12/2014: Earth 2 #29 — 30,273 (- 4.6%)
—————-
6 months: – 36.0%
1 year : – 18.5%
2 years : – 44.4%
Since #1: – 70.5%


















Relaunching post-Convergence as Earth 2: Society.

98, 104, 106, 107, 109 - EARTH 2 - WORLD'S END ($2.99)

10/2014: E2 World’s End #1 — 48,249
10/2014: E2 World’s End #2 — 40,190 (- 16.7%)
10/2014: E2 World’s End #3 — 38,496 (- 4.2%)
10/2014: E2 World’s End #4 — 37,874 (- 1.6%)
11/2014: E2 World’s End #5 — 36,395 (- 3.9%)
11/2014: E2 World’s End #6 — 31,248 (- 14.1%)
11/2014: E2 World’s End #7 — 30,378 (- 2.8%)
11/2014: E2 World’s End #8 — 29,636 (- 2.4%)
12/2014: E2 World’s End #9 — 28,204 (- 4.8%)
12/2014: E2 World’s End #10 — 27,893 (- 1.1%)
12/2014: E2 World’s End #11 — 27,297 (- 2.1%)
12/2014: E2 World’s End #12 — 27,256 (- 0.1%)
12/2014: E2 World’s End #13 — 26,942 (- 1.2%)
—————-
Since #1: – 44.2%













Returnable, so the numbers are adjusted up by 10% from the estimates. (For why this is done for returnable comics, please see the fine print at the end of this column.)

87 - ARKHAM MANOR ($2.99)

10/2014: Arkham Manor #1 — 45,922
11/2014: Arkham Manor #2 — 30,907 (- 32.7%)
12/2014: Arkham Manor #3 — 28,202 (- 8.8%)
—————-
Since #1: – 38.6%



A slightly better than normal third issue drop. Ends in March.

89 - GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT ($2.99)

11/2014: Gotham by Midnight #1 — 38,436
12/2014: Gotham by Midnight #2 — 27,849 (- 27.5%)

On the low end of a typical second issue drop.

94 - GOTHAM ACADEMY ($2.99)

10/2014: Gotham Academy #1 — 43,338
11/2014: Gotham Academy #2 — 31,110 (- 28.2%)
12/2014: Gotham Academy #3 — 26,509 (- 14.8%)
—————-
Since #1: – 38.8%



All three of these tertiary Batman spin-offs clustering together indicates a certain level of Gotham fatigue. Despite the fact that these are three very different titles, there doesn’t seem to be much differentiating between them for those ordering. Would Gotham Academy be selling better if it wasn’t competing for attention and shelf space with Gotham by Midnight and Arkham Manor?

96 - SUPERGIRL ($2.99)

12/2009: Supergirl #48 — 28,179
12/2010: Supergirl #59 — 22,606
12/2011: Supergirl #4 — 44,180
12/2012: Supergirl #15 — 30,814
——————————
12/2013: Supergirl #26 — 22,646 (- 10.8%)
01/2014: Supergirl #27 — 21,954 (- 3.1%)
02/2014: Supergirl #28 — 23,567 (+ 7.3%)
03/2014: Supergirl #29 — 22,883 (- 2.9%)
04/2014: Supergirl #30 — 23,410 (+ 2.3%)
05/2014: Supergirl #31 — 22,783 (- 2.7%)
06/2014: Supergirl #32 — 22,481 (- 1.3%)
07/2014: Supergirl #33 — 22,802 (+ 1.4%)
08/2014: Supergirl #34 — 26,510 (+ 16.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 55,706 (+110.1%)
10/2014: Supergirl #35 — 26,371 (- 52.7%)
11/2014: Supergirl #36 — 28,373 (+ 7.6%)
12/2014: Supergirl #37 — 26,272 (- 7.4%)
—————–
6 months: + 16.9%
1 year : + 16.0%
2 years : – 14.7%
5 years : – 6.8%
Since #1: – 64.6%






















The second issue of the new creative team/direction sees sales return right back to where they were for the “Doomed” cross-over issues, but still a good 3-4K above the “Red Daughter of Krypton” levels.

Apparently not enough though to keep it from being stealth cancelled after March and not returning after Convergence, though I expect that should the proposed television series get picked up for fall there will be a Supergirl comic relaunched then as well.

99 - RED LANTERNS ($2.99)

12/2011: Red Lanterns #4 — 50,271
12/2012: Red Lanterns #15 — 39,071
———————————–
12/2013: Red Lanterns #26 — 26,242 (- 5.6%)
01/2014: Red Lanterns #27 — 24,477 (- 6.7%)
02/2014: Green Lant/RL#28 — 49,200 (+110.6%) [51,548]
03/2014: Red Lanterns #29 — 25,153 (- 51.2%)
04/2014: Red Lanterns #30 — 24,350 (- 3.2%)
05/2014: Red Lanterns #31 — 24,307 (- 0.2%)
06/2014: Red Lanterns #32 — 23,720 (- 2.4%)
07/2014: Red Lanterns #33 — 23,355 (- 1.5%)
08/2014: Red Lanterns #34 — 22,761 (- 2.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 56,030 (+146.2%)
10/2014: Red Lanterns #35 — 26,534 (- 52.6%)
11/2014: Red Lanterns #36 — 25,654 (- 3.3%)
12/2014: Red Lanterns #37 — 25,521 (- 0.5%)
—————-
6 months: + 7.6%
1 year : – 2.7%
2 years : – 34.7%
Since #1: – 71.4%



















103 - GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ($2.99)

12/2011: New Guardians #4 — 53,305
12/2012: New Guardians #15 — 45,136
————————————
12/2013: New Guardians #26 — 30,489 (- 4.9%)
01/2014: New Guardians #27 — 28,346 (- 7.0%)
02/2014: New Guardians #28 — 27,212 (- 4.0%)
03/2014: New Guardians #29 — 25,296 (- 7.0%)
04/2014: New Guardians #30 — 24,727 (- 2.2%)
05/2014: New Guardians #31 — 23,886 (- 3.4%)
06/2014: New Guardians #32 — 23,142 (- 3.1%)
07/2014: New Guardians #33 — 22,797 (- 1.5%)
08/2014: New Guardians #34 — 22,052 (- 3.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 55,863 (+153.3%)
10/2014: New Guardians #35 — 26,702 (- 52.2%)
11/2014: New Guardians #36 — 25,681 (- 3.8%)
12/2014: New Guardians #37 — 25,438 (- 0.9%)
—————-
6 months: + 9.9%
1 year : – 16.6%
2 years : – 43.6%
Since #1: – 73.7%



















Third and final month of the line-wide crossover. Both titles end in March.

105 - CATWOMAN ($2.99)

12/2004: Catwoman #38 — 25,108
12/2011: Catwoman #4 — 45,581
12/2012: Catwoman #15 — 35,020
——————————
12/2013: Catwoman #26 — 26,482 (- 10.1%)
01/2014: Catwoman #27 — 24,956 (- 5.8%)
02/2014: Catwoman #28 — 23,974 (- 3.9%)
03/2014: Catwoman #29 — 22,236 (- 7.2%)
04/2014: Catwoman #30 — 20,968 (- 5.7%)
05/2014: Catwoman #31 — 20,144 (- 3.9%)
06/2014: Catwoman #32 — 33,694 (+ 67.3%)
07/2014: Catwoman #33 — 18,945 (- 43.8%)
08/2014: Catwoman #34 — 23,497 (+ 24.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 56,939 (+142.3%)
10/2014: Catwoman #35 — 25,970 (- 54.4%)
11/2014: Catwoman #36 — 26,237 (+ 1.0%)
12/2014: Catwoman #36 — 25,154 (- 4.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 25.3%
1 year : – 5.0%
2 years : – 28.2%
10 years: + 0.2%
Since #1: – 66.7%





















The new direction doesn’t seem to be catching on. I suspect that the reputation this title gained in its early New 52 days is now working against it, as the people who despised it early on would likely find it much more to their liking. This is an instance where a relaunch may have helped.

111 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)

12/2011: Justice League Dark #4 — 44,750
12/2012: Justice League Dark #15 — 27,712
——————————————-
12/2013: Justice League Dark #26 — 36,353 (- 6.2%)
01/2014: Justice League Dark #27 — 32,576 (- 10.4%)
02/2014: Justice League Dark #28 — 30,519 (- 6.3%)
03/2014: Justice League Dark #29 — 29,202 (- 4.3%)
04/2014: Justice League Dark #30 — 27,695 (- 5.2%)
05/2014: Justice League Dark #31 — 25,337 (- 8.5%)
06/2014: Justice League Dark #32 — 38,219 (+ 50.8%)
07/2014: Justice League Dark #33 — 28,297 (- 26.0%)
08/2014: Justice League Dark #34 — 25,258 (- 10.7%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 58,529 (+131.7%)
10/2014: Justice League Dark #35 — 24,462 (- 58.2%)
11/2014: Justice League Dark #36 — 24,495 (+ 0.1%)
12/2014: Justice League Dark #37 — 23,151 (- 5.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 39.4%
1 year : – 36.3%
2 years : – 16.5%
Since #1: – 71.8%



















A correction after last month’s LEGO-enhanced variant.

To be relaunched as Dark Universe post Convergence.

125 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)

12/2004: Green Arrow #45 — 30,997 [32,082]
12/2009: Arrow/Canary #27 — 16,904
12/2010: Green Arrow #7 — 36,835
12/2011: Green Arrow #4 — 37,116
12/2012: Green Arrow #15 — 20,672
———————————–
12/2013: Green Arrow #26 — 24,687 (- 16.6%)
01/2014: Green Arrow #27 — 23,785 (- 3.7%)
02/2014: Green Arrow #28 — 26,725 (+ 12.4%)
03/2014: Green Arrow #29 — 23,698 (- 11.3%)
04/2014: Green Arrow #30 — 23,577 (- 0.5%)
05/2014: Green Arrow #31 — 23,475 (- 0.4%)
06/2014: Green Arrow #32 — 23,602 (+ 0.5%)
07/2014: Green Arrow #33 — 23,452 (- 0.6%)
08/2014: Green Arrow #34 — 22,927 (- 2.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 61,915 (+170.1%)
10/2014: Green Arrow #35 — 23,346 (- 62.3%)
11/2014: Green Arrow #36 — 21,842 (- 6.4%)
12/2014: Green Arrow #37 — 20,904 (- 4.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 11.4%
1 year : – 15.3%
2 years : + 1.1%
5 years : + 23.7%
10 years: – 34.8%
Since #1: – 71.1%
























A bit above standard attrition levels, as the new creative team/direction is still finding its level.

127 - SECRET ORIGINS ($4.99)

04/2014: Secret Origins #1 — 38,742
05/2014: Secret Origins #2 — 32,966 (- 14.9%)
06/2014: Secret Origins #3 — 28,351 (- 14.0%)
07/2014: Secret Origins #4 — 37,181 (+ 31.1%)
08/2014: Secret Origins #5 — 24,126 (- 35.1%)
09/2004: —
10/2014: Secret Origins #6 — 24,775 (+ 2.7%)
11/2014: Secret Origins #7 — 21,377 (- 13.7%)
12/2014: Secret Origins #8 — 20,687 (- 3.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 27.0%
Since #1: – 46.6%










Ending in March.

129 - LOBO ($2.99)

11/2009: Highway to Hell #2 — 13,435
————————————-
10/2014: Lobo #1 — 39,047 (+190.6%)
11/2014: Lobo #2 — 25,881 (- 33.7%)
12/2014: Lobo #3 — 20,208 (- 21.9%)
—————–
5 years : + 50.4%
Since #1: – 48.2%






That’s a huge drop for a third issue. This is sinking fast.

135 - WORLDS' FINEST ($2.99)

12/2012: Worlds’ Finest #7 — 32,010
————————————-
12/2013: Worlds’ Finest #18 — 21,039 (- 4.0%)
01/2014: Worlds’ Finest #19 — 20,998 (- 0.2%)
02/2014: Worlds’ Finest #20 — 25,585 (+ 31.5%) [27,613]
03/2014: Worlds’ Finest #21 — 25,676 (- 7.0%)
04/2014: Worlds’ Finest #22 — 21,485 (- 16.3%)
05/2014: Worlds’ Finest #23 — 21,118 (- 1.7%)
06/2014: Worlds’ Finest #24 — 20,900 (- 1.0%)
07/2014: Worlds’ Finest #25 — 19,957 (- 4.5%)
08/2014: Worlds’ Finest #26 — 19,772 (- 0.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 55,376 (+153.3%)
10/2014: Worlds’ Finest #27 — 20,234 (- 63.5%)
11/2014: Worlds’ Finest #28 — 19,709 (- 2.6%)
12/2014: Worlds’ Finest #29 — 19,001 (- 3.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 9.1%
1 year : – 9.7%
2 years : – 40.6%
Since #1: – 72.7%


















Stays above 19K, but just barely. Ending in March.

136 - HE-MAN: ETERNITY WAR ($2.99)

12/2012: He-Man & MotU #5 — 16,858
————————————
12/2013: He-Man & MotU #9 — 14,465 (- 4.5%)
01/2014: —
02/2014: He-Man & MotU #10 — 13,816 (- 4.5%)
03/2014: He-Man & MotU #11 — 13,090 (- 5.3%)
04/2014: He-Man & MotU #12 — 12,718 (- 2.8%)
05/2014: He-Man & MotU #13 — 12,430 (- 2.3%)
06/2014: He-Man & MotU #14 — 12,144 (- 2.3%)
07/2014: He-Man & MotU #15 — 11,905 (- 2.0%)
08/2014: He-Man & MotU #16 — 11,721 (- 1.5%)
09/2014: He-Man & MotU #17 — 11,756 (+ 0.3%)
10/2014: He-Man & MotU #18 — 11,501 (- 2.2%)
11/2014: He-Man & MotU #19 — 11,022 (- 4.2%)
12/2014: He-Man Eternity #1 — 18,884 (+71.3%)
—————-
6 months: + 55.5%
1 year : + 30.5%
2 years : + 12.0%

















The combination of a new #1 and a Cooke variant cover make He-Man the top non-DCU/non-Vertigo title of the month.

138 - RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ($2.99)

12/2011: Red Hood & Outlaws #4 — 44,278
12/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 — 64,103
——————————-
12/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #26 — 25,382 (- 17.1%)
01/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #27 — 24,813 (- 2.2%)
02/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #28 — 23,236 (- 6.4%)
03/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #29 — 22,316 (- 4.0%)
04/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #30 — 21,718 (- 2.7%)
05/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #31 — 21,257 (- 2.1%)
06/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #32 — 33,081 (+ 55.6%)
07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 — 20,669 (- 37.5%)
08/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #34 — 20,069 (- 2.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 54,984 (+174.0%)
10/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #35 — 19,837 (- 63.9%)
11/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #36 — 19,245 (- 3.0%)
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #37 — 18,723 (- 2.7%)
—————-
6 months: – 43.4%
1 year : – 26.2%
2 years : – 70.8%
Since #1: – 73.3%



















Being relaunched post-Convergence as Red Hood/Arsenal and a separate Starfire series.

139 - JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 ($2.99)

12/2013: Justice League 3K #1 — 57,726
01/2014: Justice League 3K #2 — 41,423 (-28.2%)
02/2014: Justice League 3K #3 — 33,308 (-19.6%)
03/2014: Justice League 3K #4 — 30,127 (- 9.6%)
04/2014: Justice League 3K #5 — 27,529 (- 8.6%)
05/2014: Justice League 3K #6 — 25,738 (- 6.5%)
06/2014: Justice League 3K #7 — 24,172 (- 6.1%)
07/2014: Justice League 3K #8 — 22,604 (- 6.5%)
08/2014: Justice League 3K #9 — 20,974 (- 7.2%)
09/2014: —
10/2014: Justice League 3K #10 — 19,623 (- 6.4%)
11/2014: Justice League 3K #11 — 18,642 (- 5.0%)
12/2014: Justice League 3K #12 — 18,659 (+ 0.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 22.8%
1 year : – 67.7%
Since #1: – 67.7%















The bringing in the Bwah-hah-hah era of Justice League sees a halt, at least temporarily, to the oversized decline. But is it too late? Becomes Justice League 3001 post-Convergence.

147 - CATWOMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)

05/2013: Catwoman Annual #1 — 24,228
12/2014: Catwoman Annual #2 — 17,056 (- 29.6%)

A good 8K units below the mother title. Not good.

149 - RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL ($4.99)

05/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #1 — 30,157
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws Ann. #2 — 16,912 (- 43.9%)

Less than 2K below the father title. But still not good.

150, 153 - INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE (Digital-First) ($2.99)

12/2013: Injustice #12 — 21,871 (- 3.7%)
01/2014: Injustice Y2 #1 — 24,700 (+12.9%)
02/2014: Injustice Y2 #2 — 22,703 (- 8.1%)
03/2014: Injustice Y2 #3 — 20,693 (- 8.9%)
04/2014: Injustice Y2 #4 — 20,310 (- 1.9%)
05/2014: Injustice Y2 #5 — 19,834 (- 2.3%)
06/2014: Injustice Y2 #6 — 19,353 (- 2.4%)
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #7 — 19,811 (+ 2.4%)
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #8 — 18,931 (- 4.4%)
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #9 — 18,397 (- 2.8%)
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #10 — 18,068 (- 1.8%)
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #11 — 18,086 (+ 0.1%)
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #12 — 17,829 (- 1.4%)
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #1 — 19,307 (+ 8.3%)
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #2 — 17,884 (- 7.4%)
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #3 — 17,243 (- 3.6%)
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #4 — 16,741 (- 2.9%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #5 — 16,611 (- 0.8%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #6 — 16,141 (- 2.8%)
—————-
6 months: – 14.3%
1 year : – 25.2%
Since #1: – 13.3%





















Drops another 600 copies over the course of this month’s two issues. It’s still DC’s best-selling digital-first title, but not at the level it was back when the game first came out. I don’t know if there’s been an announcement as to whether this is the last ‘year’ of Injustice, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they bring it naturally to a conclusion with Year Three. Likewise, I would not be surprised it they keep it going another ‘year.’

152 - SWAMP THING ($2.99)

12/2004: Swamp Thing #10 — 15,846
12/2011: Swamp Thing #4 — 44,660
12/2012: Swamp Thing #15 — 33,916
———————————-
12/2013: Swamp Thing #26 — 20,247 (- 4.2%)
01/2014: Swamp Thing #27 — 19,755 (- 2.4%)
02/2014: Swamp Thing #28 — 19,146 (- 3.1%)
03/2014: Swamp Thing #29 — 18,837 (- 1.6%)
04/2014: Swamp Thing #30 — 18,458 (- 2.0%)
05/2014: Swamp Thing #31 — 18,249 (- 1.1%)
06/2014: Swamp Thing #32 — 18,483 (+ 1.3%)
07/2014: Swamp Thing #33 — 17,905 (- 3.1%)
08/2014: Swamp Thing #34 — 17,570 (- 1.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 51,918 (+195.5%)
10/2014: Swamp Thing #35 — 17,354 (- 66.6%)
11/2014: Swamp Thing #36 — 16,840 (- 3.0%)
12/2014: Swamp Thing #37 — 16,339 (- 3.0%)
—————-
6 months: – 11.6%
1 year : – 19.3%
2 years : – 51.8%
10 years: + 3.1%
Since #1: – 77.8%





















Standard attrition. Ending in March.

164 - WOLF MOON (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2014: Wolf Moon #1 of 6 — 15,865

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

This month’s debut issue of a Vertigo mini-series come in at around 1800 copies higher than last month’s The Kitchen, but fewer than The Names and Bodies.

154 - CONSTANTINE ($2.99)

12/2004: Hellblazer #203 — 15,304
12/2009: Hellblazer #262 — 10,334
12/2010: Hellblazer #274 — 9,342
12/2011: Hellblazer #286 — 9,404
12/2012: Hellblazer #298 — 9,132
———————————-
12/2013: Constantine #9 — 22,403 (+ 6.8%)
01/2014: Constantine #10 — 20,729 (- 7.5%)
02/2014: Constantine #11 — 20,385 (- 1.7%)
03/2014: Constantine #12 — 20,051 (- 1.6%)
04/2014: Constantine #13 — 18,454 (- 8.0%)
05/2014: Constantine #14 — 17,422 (- 5.6%)
06/2014: Constantine #15 — 16,704 (- 4.1%)
07/2014: Constantine #16 — 16,235 (- 2.8%)
08/2014: Constantine #17 — 15,647 (- 2.8%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 51,990 (+232.3%)
10/2014: Constantine #18 — 15,648 (- 69.9%)
11/2014: Constantine #19 — 15,716 (+ 0.4%)
12/2014: Constantine #20 — 15,574 (- 0.9%)
—————–
6 months: – 6.8%
1 year : – 30.5%
2 years : + 70.5%
5 years : + 50.7%
10 years: + 1.8%
Since #1: – 58.5%
























Holding steady in the mid-15K range. To be relaunched post-Convergence as Constantine: The Hellblazer.

156 - BATMAN '66 (Digital-First) ($2.99)

12/2013: Batman ’66 #6 — 24,374 (- 9.0%)
01/2014: Batman ’66 #7 — 21,802 (-10.6%)
02/2014: Batman ’66 #8 — 19,795 (- 9.2%)
03/2014: Batman ’66 #9 — 18,802 (- 5.0%)
04/2014: Batman ’66 #10 — 17,917 (- 4.7%)
05/2014: Batman ’66 #11 — 18,642 (+ 4.0%)
06/2014: Batman ’66 #12 — 17,286 (- 7.3%)
07/2014: Batman ’66 #13 — 17,264 (- 0.1%)
08/2014: Batman ’66 #14 — 21,456 (+24.3%)
09/2014: Batman ’66 #15 — 16,842 (-21.5%)
10/2014: Batman ’66 #16 — 15,923 (- 5.5%)
11/2014: Batman ’66 #17 — 15,585 (- 2.1%)
12/2014: Batman ’66 #18 — 15,409 (- 1.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 10.9%
1 year : – 36.8%
Since #1: – 69.4%















Seems to have settled in at the mid-15K level.

157 - BATWOMAN ($2.99)

12/2011: Batwoman #4 — 52,757
12/2012: Batwoman #15 — 36,395
——————————
12/2013: Batwoman #26 — 23,311 (- 10.3%)
01/2014: Batwoman #27 — 22,461 (- 3.6%)
02/2014: Batwoman #28 — 20,672 (- 8.0%)
03/2014: Batwoman #29 — 19,750 (- 4.5%)
04/2014: Batwoman #30 — 19,204 (- 2.8%)
05/2014: Batwoman #31 — 18,463 (- 3.9%)
06/2014: Batwoman #32 — 33,538 (+ 81.6%)
07/2014: Batwoman #33 — 23,922 (- 28.7%)
08/2014: Batwoman #34 — 16,909 (- 29.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 50,914 (+201.1%)
10/2014: Batwoman #35 — 16,767 (- 67.1%)
11/2014: Batwoman #36 — 15,795 (- 5.8%)
12/2014: Batwoman #37 — 15,305 (- 3.1%)
—————-
6 months: – 54.4%
1 year : – 34.3%
2 years : – 57.9%
Since #1: – 82.6%



















Ending in March.

161 - AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS ($2.99)

04/2014: Aquaman & Others #1 — 34,056
05/2014: Aquaman & Others #2 — 26,198 (- 23.1%)
06/2014: Aquaman & Others #3 — 23,109 (- 11.8%)
07/2014: Aquaman & Others #4 — 20,520 (- 11.2%)
08/2014: Aquaman & Others #5 — 18,639 (- 9.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 53,531 (+174.0%)
10/2014: Aquaman & Others #6 — 17,086 (- 68.1%)
11/2014: Aquaman & Others #7 — 15,859 (- 7.2%)
12/2014: Aquaman & Others #8 — 14,822 (- 7.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 35.9%
Since #1: – 56.5%










Ending in March.

165 - SENSATION COMICS FEAT WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)

08/2014: Sensation Comics #1 — 29,640
09/2014: Sensation Comics #2 — 22,085 (- 25.5%)
10/2014: Sensation Comics #3 — 17,996 (- 18.5%)
11/2014: Sensation Comics #4 — 16,573 (- 7.9%)
12/2014: Sensation Comics #5 — 14,323 (- 13.6%)
—————-
Since #1: – 51.7%





That’s a much higher percentage drop than one wants to see at this stage in the game.

170 - FABLES (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2004: Fables #32 — 24,889
12/2009: Fables #91 — 20,450
12/2010: Fables #100 — 23,014
12/2011: Fables #112 — 17,602
12/2012: Fables #124 — 16,018
——————————
12/2013: Fables #136 — 14,220 (- 1.1%)
01/2014: Fables #137 — 14,172 (- 0.3%)
02/2014: Fables #138 — 14,109 (- 0.4%)
03/2014: Fables #139 — 13,936 (- 1.2%)
04/2014: —
05/2014: Fables #140 — 13,977 (+ 0.3%)
06/2014: Fables #141 — 13,997 (+ 0.1%)
07/2014: Fables #142 — 13,831 (- 1.2%)
08/2014: Fables #143 — 13,672 (- 1.1%)
09/2014: Fables #144 — 13,551 (- 0.9%)
10/2014: Fables #145 — 13,723 (+ 1.3%)
11/2014: Fables #146 — 13,412 (- 2.3%)
12/2014: Fables #147 — 13,302 (- 0.8%)
—————-
6 months: – 5.0%
1 year : – 6.5%
2 years : – 17.0%
5 years : – 35.0%
10 years: – 46.6%
Since #1: – 39.6%
























Counting down to the end in March.

176 - TRINITY OF SIN ($2.99)

10/2014: Trinity of Sin #1 — 22,683
11/2014: Trinity of Sin #2 — 15,097 (- 33.4%)
12/2014: Trinity of Sin #3 — 12,939 (- 14.3%)
—————-
Since #1: – 43.0%



Ending in March.

181 - THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO (Digital-First) ($2.99)

10/2014: Flash Season 0 #1 — 23,501
11/2014: Flash Season 0 #2 — 14,287 (- 39.2%)
12/2014: Flash Season 0 #3 — 12,247 (- 14.3%)
—————-
Since #1: – 47.9%



185 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)

12/2004: —
12/2009: —
12/2010: —
12/2011: —
12/2012: —
—————————————
12/2013: Astro City #7 — 15,360 (- 4.2%)
01/2014: Astro City #8 — 14,831 (- 3.4%)
02/2014: Astro City #9 — 14,289 (- 3.7%)
03/2014: Astro City #10 — 14,094 (- 1.4%)
04/2014: Astro City #11 — 13,909 (- 1.3%)
05/2014: Astro City #12 — 13,795 (- 0.8%)
06/2014: Astro City #13 — 13,419 (- 2.7%)
07/2014: —
08/2014: Astro City #14 — 13,069 (- 2.6%)
09/2014: Astro City #15 — 12,660 (- 3.1%)
10/2014: Astro City #16 — 12,480 (- 1.4%)
11/2014: Astro City #17 — 12,055 (- 3.4%)
12/2014: Astro City #18 — 11,985 (- 0.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 13.8%
1 year : – 22.0%
2 years : n.a.
5 years : n.a.
10 years: n.a.
Since #1: – 56.7%
























A tiny drop of just 70 copies, but enough to put it just below the 12K mark.

189 - BATMAN ESSENTIALS ($1.00)

08/2014: Dark Knight Ret. #1 — 17,518
09/2014: Batman and Son #1 — 18,188
09/2014: Gotham Central #1 — 9,252
10/2014: The Black Mirror #1 — 12,437
11/2014: Batman: Year One #1 — 12,979
12/2014: Batman: Hush #1 — 11,327




A bargain priced reprint of Batman #608 by Loeb and Lee.

190 - INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE ($2.99)

06/2014: Infinity Man & FP #1 — 24,907
07/2014: Infinity Man & FP #2 — 15,903 (- 36.2%)
08/2014: Infinity Man & FP #3 — 12,390 (- 22.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 45,586 (+267.9%)
10/2014: Infinity Man & FP #4 — 10,275 (- 77.5%)
11/2014: Infinity Man & FP #5 — 9,350 (- 9.0%)
12/2014: Infinity Man & FP #6 — 11,261 (+ 20.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 54.8%
Since #1: – 54.8%








Unlike the previous issue, #6 was actually billed as a “Godhead” crossover and gets nearly 2K more in sales for the effort. Remember kids: Label your crossover issues as such! Ending in March.

204 - FAIREST (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2012: Fairest #10 — 16,919
——————————
12/2013: Fairest #21 — 12,718 (- 2.2%)
01/2014: Fairest #22 — 12,434 (- 2.2%)
02/2014: Fairest #23 — 12,350 (- 0.7%)
03/2014: Fairest #24 — 11,872 (- 3.9%)
04/2014: Fairest #25 — 11,801 (- 0.6%)
05/2014: Fairest #26 — 11,493 (- 2.6%)
06/2014: —
07/2014: Fairest #27 — 11,329 (- 1.4%)
08/2014: Fairest #28 — 10,989 (- 3.0%)
09/2014: Fairest #29 — 10,772 (- 2.0%)
10/2014: Fairest #30 — 10,711 (- 0.6%)
11/2014: Fairest #31 — 10,471 (- 2.2%)
12/2014: Fairest #32 — 10,290 (- 1.7%)
—————-
6 months: n.a.
1 year : – 19.1%
2 years : – 39.2%
Since #1: – 67.6%


















Penultimate issue, still hanging out on the top side of the 10K line.

208 - ARROW: SEASON 2.5 (Digital-First) ($2.99)

12/2012: Arrow #2 — 15,780
—————————————
10/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #1 — 17,364 (+113.1%)
11/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #2 — 11,121 (- 36.0%)
12/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #3 — 9,862 (- 11.3%)
—————-
1 year : – 37.5%
Since #1: – 43.2%






Kind of a high percentage for a third issue drop.

214 - SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS (Digital-First) ($3.99)

12/2012: Smallville S11 #8 — 18,633
————————————–
12/2013: Smallville Alien #1 — 13,019 (- 2.0%)
01/2014: Smallville Alien #2 — 11,768 (- 9.6%)
02/2014: Smallville Alien #3 — 11,061 (- 6.0%)
03/2014: Smallville Alien #4 — 10,570 (- 4.4%)
04/2014: Smallville Lantern #1 — 12,391 (+17.2%)
05/2014: Smallville Lantern #2 — 11,372 (- 8.2%)
06/2014: Smallville Lantern #3 — 11,401 (+ 0.3%)
07/2014: Smallville Lantern #4 — 11,243 (- 1.4%)
08/2014: Smallville Chaos #1 — 10,716 (- 4.7%)
09/2014: Smallville Chaos #2 — 9,801 (- 8.5%)
10/2014: Smallville Chaos #3 — 9,661 (- 1.4%)
11/2014: Smallville Chaos #4 — 8,841 (- 8.5%)
12/2014: S’ville Continuity #1 — 9,071 (+ 2.6%)
—————-
6 months: – 20.4%
1 year : – 30.3%
2 years : – 51.3%

















The final mini-series debuts well under the 10K mark.

223 - KLARION ($2.99)

10/2014: Klarion #1 — 20,870 (- 28.0%)
11/2014: Klarion #2 — 11,413 (- 45.3%)
12/2014: Klarion #3 — 8,418 (- 26.2%)
—————-
Since #1: – 59.7%



Double ouch. Doing even worse than The Green Team did. Ending in March.

255 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)

12/2004: Teen Titans Go! #14 — 14,963
————————————–
12/2013: Teen Titans Go! #1 — 13,441 (+82.0%)
01/2014: —
02/2014: Teen Titans Go! #2 — 9,038 (-32.8%)
03/2014: —
04/2014: Teen Titans Go! #3 — 8,185 (- 9.4%)
05/2014: —
06/2014: Teen Titans Go! #4 — 8,667 (+ 5.9%)
07/2014: —
08/2014: Teen Titans Go! #5 — 8,688 (+ 0.2%)
09/2014: —
10/2014: Teen Titans Go! #6 — 8,677 (- 0.1%)
11/2014: —
12/2014: Teen Titans Go! #7 — 8,254 (- 4.9%)
—————–
6 months: – 4.8%
1 year : – 38.6%
10 years: – 44.8%
Since #1: – 38.6%


















Returnable, and adjusted accordingly.

231 - INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE (Digital-First) ($3.99)

07/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #1 — 26,096
08/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #2 — 15,340 (- 41.2%)
09/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #3 — 13,884 (- 9.5%)
10/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #4 — 11,348 (- 18.3%)
11/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #5 — 8,920 (- 21.4%)
12/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #6 — 7,809 (- 12.5%)
—————-
Since #1: – 70.1%






I don’t know how this is selling in Digital, but in print it’s pretty much a bust.

256 - BODIES (Vertigo) ($2.99)

07/2014:Bodies #1 of 8 — 17,500
08/2014:Bodies #2 of 8 — 11,283 (-33.8%)
09/2014:Bodies #3 of 8 — 9,439 (-16.3%)
10/2014:Bodies #4 of 8 — 8,828 (- 6.5%)
11/2014:Bodies #5 of 8 — 7,926 (-10.2%)
12/2014:Bodies #6 of 8 — 7,488 (- 5.5%)
—————-
Since #1: – 56.1%






No doubt Vertigo have their hopes for this set in the book trade.

243 - STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEAT GI ZOMBIE ($2.99)

07/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #1 — 18,762
08/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #2 — 11,724 (- 37.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 — 44,333 (+278.1%)
10/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #3 — 9,228 (- 79.2%)
11/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #4 — 7,546 (- 18.2%)
12/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #5 — 7,173 (- 4.9%)
—————–
Since #1: – 61.8%






Ending in March.

255 - THE KITCHEN (Vertigo) ($2.99)

11/2014: The Kitchen #1 of 8 — 14,066
12/2014: The Kitchen #2 of 8 — 7,403 (- 47.4%)

Returnable, and adjusted accordingly.

That’s a very sizable second issue drop. It’s highly unlikely that this will finish its limited run in the top 300.

262 - COFFIN HILL (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2013: Coffin Hill #3 — 12,337 (-14.8%)
01/2014: Coffin Hill #4 — 11,306 (- 8.4%)
02/2014: Coffin Hill #5 — 10,435 (- 7.7%)
03/2014: Coffin Hill #6 — 9,982 (- 4.3%)
04/2014: Coffin Hill #7 — 9,547 (- 4.4%)
05/2014: —
06/2014: Coffin Hill #8 — 8,764 (- 8.2%)
07/2014: Coffin Hill #9 — 8,396 (- 4.2%)
08/2014: Coffin Hill #10 — 7,710 (- 8.1%)
09/2014: Coffin Hill #11 — 7,422 (- 3.7%)
10/2014: Coffin Hill #12 — 7,136 (- 3.9%)
11/2014: Coffin Hill #13 — 6,752 (- 5.4%)
12/2014: Coffin Hill #14 — 6,410 (- 5.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 26.9%
1 year : – 48.0%
Since #1: – 73.4%















Still dropping.

277 - THE NAMES (Vertigo) ($2.99)

09/2014: The Names #1 of 8 — 17,266
10/2014: The Names #2 of 8 — 9,056 (- 47.6%)
11/2014: The Names #3 of 8 — 6,926 (- 23.5%)
12/2014: The Names #3 of 8 — 5,918 (- 14.6%)
—————–
Since #1: – 65.7%




The first issue that was not returnable. Another Vertigo mini that is not likely to finish its run in the Top 300.

296 - HINTERKIND (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2013: Hinterkind #3 — 11,659 (-16.7%)
01/2014: Hinterkind #4 — 9,693 (-16.9%)
02/2014: Hinterkind #5 — 8,948 (- 7.7%)
03/2014: Hinterkind #6 — 8,306 (- 7.2%)
04/2014: —
05/2014: Hinterkind #7 — 7,487 (- 9.9%)
06/2014: Hinterkind #8 — 7,212 (- 3.7%)
07/2014: Hinterkind #9 — 6,686 (- 7.3%)
08/2014: Hinterkind #10 — 6,283 (- 6.0%)
09/2014: Hinterkind #11 — ????? (< 6,262)
10/2014: Hinterkind #12 — ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: Hinterkind #13 — ????? (< 5,214)
12/2014: Hinterkind #14 — 5,080
—————–
6 months: – 29.6%
1 year : – 56.4%
Since #1: – 78.4%















Returns to the Top 300 for December, mainly because the floor fell low enough this month.

+300 - DEAD BOY DETECTIVES (Vertigo) ($2.99)

12/2013: Dead Boy Detectives #1 — 21,478
01/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #2 — 12,276 (-42.8%)
02/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #3 — 9,889 (-19.4%)
03/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #4 — 8,872 (-10.3%)
04/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #5 — 7,957 (-10.3%)
05/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #6 — 7,305 (- 8.2%)
06/2014: —
07/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #7 — ????? (< 6,594)
08/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #8 — 5,968
09/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #9 — ????? (< 6,262)
10/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #10 — ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #11 — ????? (< 5,214)
12/2014: Dead Boy Detectives #12 — ????? (< 5,053)
—————–
6 months: ???%
1 year : ???%
Since #1: ???%















Apparently the final issue; AFAIK no cancellation announcement was made and no future issues have been solicited.

+300 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)

12/2004: Scooby-Doo #91 — 5,201
12/2009: Scooby-Doo #151 — 3,906
12/2010: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #4 — 4,802
12/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #16 — 4,627
12/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #28 — 4,879
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12/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #40 — 4,754
01/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #41 — 4,649 (-2.2%)
02/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #42 — 4,540 (-2.3%)
03/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #43 — 4,623 (+1.8%)
04/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #44 — 4,650 (+0.6%)
05/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #45 — 4,840 (+4.1%)
06/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #46 — ????? (< 4,560)
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #47 — ????? (< 6,594)
08/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #48 — ????? (< 5,357)
09/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #49 — ????? (< 6,262)
10/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #50 — ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #51 — ????? (< 5,214)
12/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #52 — ????? (< 5,053)
—————–
6 months: ???%
1 year : ???%
2 years : ???%
5 years : ???%
10 years: ???%
Since #1: ???%
























+300 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)

12/2004: Looney Tunes #121 — 3,088
12/2009: Looney Tunes #181 — ?????
12/2010: Looney Tunes #193 — ?????
12/2011: Looney Tunes #204 — ?????
12/2012: Looney Tunes #210 — ?????
—————————————-
12/2013: Looney Tunes #216 — 2,822
01/2014: —
02/2014: Looney Tunes #217 — 2,784 (- 1.3%)
03/2014: —
04/2014: Looney Tunes #218 — ????? (< 2,823)
05/2014: —
06/2014: Looney Tunes #219 — ????? (< 4,560)
07/2014: —
08/2014: Looney Tunes #220 — ????? (< 5,357)
09/2014: —
10/2014: Looney Tunes #221 — ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: —
12/2014: Looney Tunes #222 — ????? (< 5,053)
—————–
6 months: ????%
1 year : ????%
2 years : ????%
5 years : ????%
10 years: ????%























Two all-ages titles that are clearly being published for reasons other than selling comics in the market being serviced by Diamond-NA.

Average Periodical Sales (not counting reprints, reorders shipping after the initial month of release, and magazines)

DC COMICS

12/2004: 30,589
12/2009: 25,904
12/2010: 23,869
12/2011: 35,397
12/2012: 34,272
—————
12/2013: ??????
01/2014: 27,881
02/2014: 27,070 (- 2.9%)
03/2014: 26,776 (- 1.1%)
04/2014: 29,202 (+ 9.1%)**
05/2014: 31,764 (+ 8.8%)
06/2014: 32,834 (+ 3.4%)**
07/2014: 32,760 (+ 0.2%)**
08/2014: 28,951 (- 11.6%)**
09/2014: 46,869 (+ 61.9%)**
10/2014: 31,598 (- 32.6%)**
11/2014: 28,654 (- 9.3%)**
12/2014: 29,308 (+ 2.3%)**
—————–
6 months: – 10.7%
1 year : ????%
2 years : – 14.5%
5 years : + 13.1%
10 years: – 4.2%























DC UNIVERSE
12/2004: 36,925
12/2009: 35,473
12/2010: 30,870
12/2011: 39,390
12/2012: 36,880
—————
12/2013: ??????
01/2014: 33,120
02/2014: 33,327 (+ 0.6%)
03/2014: 32,007 (- 4.0%)
04/2014: 36,447 (+ 13.9%)
05/2014: 39,555 (+ 8.5%)
06/2014: 42,733 (+ 8.0%)
07/2014: 40,945 (- 4.2%)
08/2014: 36,645 (- 10.5%)
09/2014: 63,401 (+ 73.0%)**
10/2014: 39,978 (- 36.9%)
11/2014: 36,710 (- 8.2%)
12/2014: 34,882 (- 5.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 18.4%
1 year : ????%
2 years : – 5.4%
5 years : – 1.7%
10 years: – 5.5%
























VERTIGO
12/2004: 14,649
12/2009: 10,767
12/2010: 11,193
12/2011: 11,082
12/2012: 11,771
—————
12/2013: ??????
01/2014: 11,473
02/2014: 13,215 (+ 15.2%)
03/2014: 19,179 (+ 45.1%)
04/2014: 11,214 (- 41.5%)
05/2014: 11,778 (+ 5.0%)
06/2014: 11,372 (- 3.4%)
07/2014: 15,803 (+ 39.0%)**
08/2014: 9,082 (- 42.5%)
09/2014: 10,022 (+ 10.4%)**
10/2014: 9,066 (- 9.5%)**
11/2014: 8,511 (- 6.1%)**
12/2014: 13,937 (+ 63.8%)**
—————–
6 months: + 22.6%
1 year : ????%
2 years : + 18.4%
5 years : + 29.4%
10 years: – 4.9%
























6 month comparisons
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+ 55.5% – He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU)
+ 16.9% – Supergirl
+ 9.9% – Green Lantern: New Guardians
+ 7.6% – red Lanterns
+ 6.9% – Sinestro
– 4.7% – Batgirl
– 4.8% – Teen Titans Go
– 4.9% – Justice League
– 4.9% – Batman and Robin
– 5.0% – Fables
– 6.8% – Constantine
– 9.1% – Worlds’ Finest
– 10.7% – Wonder Woman
– 10.9% – Batman ’66
– 11.4% – Green Arrow
– 11.6% – Swamp Thing
– 12.9% – Batman
– 13.8% – Astro City
– 14.3% – Injustice
– 19.3% – Green Lantern Corps
– 20.4% – Smallville Season 11
– 21.5% – Flash
– 21.8% – Green Lantern
– 22.8% – Justice League 3000
– 24.7% – Detective Comics
– 25.3% – Catwoman
– 26.9% – Coffin Hill
– 27.0% – Harley Quinn
– 27.0% – Secret Origins
– 27.5% – Batman Eternal
– 29.3% – Action Comics
– 29.6% – Hinterkind
– 30.4% – Aquaman
– 34.2% – Superman/Wonder Woman
– 35.9% – Aquaman and the Others
– 36.0% – Earth 2
– 36.3% – New 52 – Futures End
– 39.4% – Justice League Dark
– 43.4% – Red Hood & Outlaws
– 49.3% – Justice League United
– 51.3% – Superman
– 54.4% – Batwoman
– 54.8% – Infinity Man and the Forever People









































1 year comparisons
===================

+ 36.6% – Superman
+ 31.4% – Wonder Woman
+ 30.5% – He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU)
+ 29.5% – New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad)
+ 29.2% – Batgirl
+ 17.0% – Teen Titans
+ 16.0% – Supergirl
+ 14.9% – Batman and Robin
+ 10.8% – Grayson (Nightwing)
+ 4.5% – Action Comics
+ 1.2% – Flash
+ 0.2% – Green Lantern Corps
– 2.7% – Red Lanterns
– 2.8% – Detective Comics
– 5.0% – Catwoman
– 5.2% – Batman
– 6.5% – Fables
– 9.7% – Worlds’ Finest
– 14.4% – Green Lantern
– 15.3% – Green Arrow
– 16.6% – Green Lantern: New Guardians
– 18.5% – Earth 2
– 19.1% – Fairest
– 19.3% – Swamp Thing
– 19.7% – Aquaman
– 19.7% – Superman/Wonder Woman
– 21.9% – Justice League
– 22.0% – Astro City
– 25.5% – Injustice
– 26.2% – Red Hood & Outlaws
– 30.3% – Smallville Season 11
– 30.5% – Constantine
– 34.3% – Batwoman
– 35.1% – Batman/Superman
– 36.3% – Justice League Dark
– 36.8% – Batman ’66
– 37.5% – Arrow
– 38.6% – Teen Titans Go
– 43.4% – Harley Quinn
– 48.0% – Coffin Hill
– 56.4% – Hinterkind
– 67.7% – Justice League 3000








































2 year comparisons
===================

+151.4% – Deathstroke
+ 70.5% – Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 12.0% – He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU)
+ 3.4% – Wonder Woman
+ 1.1% – Green Arrow
– 1.6% – Superman
– 14.7% – Supergirl
– 16.5% – Justice League Dark
– 17.0% – Fables
– 19.4% – Flash
– 25.3% – Batman
– 28.2% – Catwoman
– 31.3% – Green Lantern Corps
– 34.7% – Red Lanterns
– 36.1% – Action Comics
– 37.4% – Justice League
– 39.2% – Fairest
– 40.2% – Batgirl
– 40.4% – Batman and Robin
– 40.6% – Worlds’ Finest
– 40.8% – Green Lantern
– 42.5% – New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad)
– 42.7% – Grayson (Nightwing)
– 43.6% – Green Lantern: New Guardians
– 44.4% – Earth 2
– 48.4% – Detective Comics
– 50.4% – Teen Titans
– 51.3% – Smallville Season 11
– 51.8% – Swamp Thing
– 57.9% – Batwoman
– 58.9% – Aquaman
– 70.8% – Red Hood & Outlaws






























5 year comparisons
===================

+ 94.7% – Secret Six
+ 71.8% – Batman
+ 64.7% – Wonder Woman
+ 55.1% – Superman
+ 50.7% – Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 50.4% – Lobo
+ 38.7% – Batgirl
+ 23.7% – Green Arrow
+ 22.9% – Action Comics
+ 5.1% – Detective Comics
+ 5.0% – Justice League
– 6.8% – Supergirl
– 9.9% – Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
– 21.4% – Teen Titans
– 35.0% – Fables
– 54.7% – Green Lantern
– 57.7% – Green Lantern Corps















10 year comparisons
===================

+ 79.6% – Batman
+ 73.5% – Wonder Woman
+ 47.8% – Aquaman
+ 39.0% – Batgirl
+ 28.5% – Detective Comics
+ 11.3% – Justice League
+ 6.5% – Grayson
+ 3.1% – Swamp Thing
+ 2.8% – Action Comics
+ 1.8% – Constantine
+ 0.2% – Catwoman
– 34.8% – Green Arrow
– 44.8% – Teen Titans Go
– 46.6% – Fables
– 48.6% – Teen Titans
– 51.3% – Superman
– 63.4% – Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
– 65.2% – Green Lantern
















Sales Indices
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DCU: Average: 34,882. Median: 32,251.

3.2 – Batman
2.3 – Batman Annual
2.1 – Justice League
2.0 – Harley Quinn
1.8 – Harley Quinn Comic Con
1.7 – Robin Rises
1.6 – Detective Comics
1.5 – Batman and Robin
1.4 – Superman
1.4 – Batman Eternal (35)
1.4 – Batman Eternal (36)
1.4 – Batman Eternal (37)
1.4 – Batman Eternal (38)
1.4 – Batman Eternal (39)
1.4 – Multiversity Thunderworld
1.3 – Batgirl
1.3 – Batman/Superman
1.3 – Secret Six
1.3 – Green Lantern
1.2 – Wonder Woman
1.2 – Grayson
1.2 – Superman/Wonder Woman
1.1 – Action Comics
1.1 – Flash
1.0 – Green Lantern Annual
1.0 – Teen Titans
1.0 – Deathstroke
1.0 – Sinestro
0.9 – New 52 Futures End (31)
0.9 – New 52 Futures End (32)
0.9 – Green Lantern Corps
0.9 – New Suicide Squad
0.9 – New 52 Futures End (34)
0.9 – New 52 Futures End (33)
0.9 – Grayson Annual
0.9 – New 52 Futures End (35)
0.9 – Justcie League United
0.9 – Sinestro
0.9 – Aquaman
0.9 – Earth 2
0.8 – Earth 2 – World’s End (9)
0.8 – Arkham Manor
0.8 – Earth 2 – World’s End (10)
0.8 – Gotham by Midnight
0.8 – Earth 2 – World’s End (11)
0.8 – Earth 2 – World’s End (12)
0.8 – Earth 2 – World’s End (13)
0.8 – Gotham Academy
0.8 – Supergirl
0.7 – Red Lanterns
0.7 – Green Lantern New Guardians
0.7 – Catwoman
0.7 – Justice League Dark
0.6 – Green Arrow
0.6 – Secret Origins
0.6 – Lobo
0.5 – Worlds’ Finest
0.5 – Red Hood & Outlaws
0.5 – Justice League 3000
0.5 – Catwoman Annual
0.5 – Red Hood & Outlaws Annual
0.5 – Swamp Thing
0.4 – Constantine
0.4 – Batwoman
0.4 – Aquaman and the Others
0.4 – Trinity of Sin
0.3 – Infinity Man and the Forever People
0.2 – Klarion
0.2 – Star-Spangled War Stories feat. GI Zombie



































































Vertigo: Average: 13,937*. Median: 7,488*

4.6 – Sandman Overture
1.1 – Wolf Moon
1.0 – Fables
0.9 – Astro City
0.7 – Fairest
0.5 – Bodies
0.5 – The Kitchen
0.5 – Coffin Hill
0.4 – The Names
0.4 – Hinterkind *
0.4 – Dead Boy Detectives









Digital First & Other: Average: 11,353*. Median: 11,055*.

1.7 – He-Man: Eternity war
1.5 – Injustice Year Three (5)
1.4 – Injustice Year Three (6)
1.4 – Batman ’66
1.3 – Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman
1.1 – Flash Season Zero
0.9 – Arrow Season 2.5
0.8 – Smallville Season 11
0.7 – Teen Titans Go
0.7 – Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse
0.4 – Scooby-Doo Where Are You? *
0.2 – Looney Tunes *










The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)
The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.
ICv2.com’s estimates are somewhat lower than the actual numbers, but they are consistent from month to month, so the trends they show are fairly accurate. Since it’s a “month-to-month” column, the comments, unless otherwise noted, are on the most recent month.

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

If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book’s initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. “[36,599]”). Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used.

Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it’s a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent.

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don’t tell us much about their performance. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well. To learn (a little) more about Vertigo’s collection sales, go right here.

Please keep in mind that raw sales numbers do not tell us about how profitable a book is for a publisher or for the creators.
Above all, do not allow sales numbers to dictate your purchasing and enjoyment of a particular comic. If you enjoy reading a comic series then go right on buying and reading that comic, no matter what the sales figures say.

** Two asterisks after a given month in the average charts mean that one or more periodical release did not make the Top 300/400 chart in that month. In those cases, it’s assumed that said releases sold as many units as the No. 300/400 comic on the chart for that month for the purposes of the chart, although its actual sales are likely to be less than that.

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, The Association for Professional Basketball Research, or my former neighbor’s dog Miles.

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

 

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20. Rumor: Could Shazam get bumped up on WB’s release calendar?

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Shazam!, one of the 2019 entries in Warner Bros’ DC Cinematic Universe slate, has had a tentative date of April 5, 2019 attached to it for a few months now. It seemed like an awfully long time away to have Dwayne Johnson tied up into something that won’t see release for years.

While nothing has officially changed on that front, Johnson himself hinted to MTV that perhaps we may see Shazam! sooner than we think:

Well, you know, it may happen a little earlier than what has been predicted. The script is coming in, it’s great, the support from the studio has been great, and it’s just a great opportunity especially with Black Adam where you can take a guy who starts off as a bad guy, turns into an anti-hero, we can make him vicious, a little bit of winking charm.

Given that Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad are both locked in, and Wonder Woman begins shooting this Fall, it’s doubtful that Shazam! can get moved up too far ahead. This goes doubly so for 2017 with both Wonder Woman and Justice League Part 1 headed for release that year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Shazam! take over The Flash‘s spot in the 2018 schedule though. With not even a screenwriter announced for the latter as of yet, that might be the most likely development.

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21. Batman: Arkham Knight Gets Rated…

One of the year’s most anticipated games is the conclusion to Rocksteady’s epic Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham Knight. Today the ESRB announced the game has earned an “M” for mature rating. Previous entries Arkham Asylum and Arkham City both earned T for teen ratings. The news came as a surprise to game director Sefton Hill because it wasn’t the studio’s aim to make an M rated game.

In a statement from the company, the studio acknowledged that the rating would cause some younger players to miss out on the experience but ultimately the choice was made to avoid diluting the story Rocksteady wanted to tell. “It would have been wrong to water down the game and deliver a story we didn’t believe in to keep the game ‘mass market’ or enable it for more people. We feel that’s the wrong way to go about it. We said we love the story and we don’t want to jepoardize that.”

Both of the studios previous Batman titles were regarded as some of the generations best games. While the level of violence and language could have been seen as excessive for a conservative mass market, the games never jumped the lines that a Grand Theft Auto or Mortal Kombat did to get their M ratings.

One has to wonder and maybe get a little more excited for what we’ll see when the game releases on PS4 and Xbox One in June.

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22. Entertainment Round-Up: Margot Robbie, James Gunn, Telltale Games, Pee-Wee comes to Netflix

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There’s snow on the ground here in Atlanta, and I can’t wait for Spring to finally arrive. Seriously.

Here are the big updates for this morning:

– This is not a big surprise, given that probably every actor that signs up for a superhero film these days has a multi-picture contract, but Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has confirmed that she has one too. Get used to seeing lots of Harley Quinn in future DC movies, provide all goes well for the studio.

– Making the rounds yesterday was James Gunn‘s Facebook post regarding the awards-season/Birdman-birthed narrative that superhero movies are the death-knell of creativity in Hollywood, it’s pretty wonderful:

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.

If you think people who make superhero movies are dumb, come out and say we’re dumb. But if you, as an independent filmmaker or a “serious” filmmaker, think you put more love into your characters than the Russo Brothers do Captain America, or Joss Whedon does the Hulk, or I do a talking raccoon, you are simply mistaken.

At this point, I have a hard time imagining that a comic-book based superhero film will ever win a live-action Best Picture Oscar (if The Dark Knight couldn’t even be nominated), but does it actually matter? Not really. Let’s just continue to hope for more Avengers, Dark Knights, Winter Soldiers and films with a nice personal stamp on them and less of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 variety.

– Telltale Games has, over the the past few years, sparked a revival of the adventure game genre with comics-based titles like The Walking Dead and Fables (along with Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands). Today, Lionsgate Films and Telltale announced the former’s investment into the burgeoning game developer. What does it mean for Telltales’ output? We may see some television and video game co-development soon, particularly in terms of an original property. At the very least more Lionsgate properties will surely be headed into the development cycle.

– Former Bat-Mite voice actor Paul Reubens is bringing his famous Pee-Wee Herman character back to television, as Netflix has announced that the feature, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, will be coming to the streaming service. The new film is co-written by Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang Bang), with John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer) directing. Judd Apatow will produce under his Apatow Productions banner.

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23. Superman to appear on CBS’ Supergirl after all

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He’s really only alluded to in the series synopsis, but now according to a casting call listed on ProjectCasting, Superman will indeed be putting in some sort of appearance in the new CBS drama Supergirl.

The call appears thusly:

We are looking for BODY DOUBLE for a DC Comic Superhero –
You must be available for an interview this Thursday and if selected will work several day during March.
This is for a CBS pilot. You can be SAG or Non-Union.
You should be 5’11 or taller and be Square Jawed
and have a ripped physique.
You must send a bodyshot, shirtless, sizes, current contact info and your first five to ChrisBSubmissions@centralcasting.com – in the subject line write SUPERMAN




So, if any you gents out there fit the bill, apply away!

There are a number of Superman-based characters appearing in the series such as Cat Grant, Hank Henshaw, the Toyman, and Jimmy Olsen. But this report at least confirms that Kara won’t be the only Kryptonian around doing heroic deeds.

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24. 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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25. The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer centers on the Scarecrow

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Swiftly following yesterday’s news that Batman: Arkham Knight would be rated “M”, Rocksteady has released a brand new trailer that cements the overall premise of the capper to the developer’s “Arkham trilogy” (Origins doesn’t count according to them).

And yes, that is John Noble (Fringe) playing the Scarecrow.

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