Redhead Fangirl

Tuesday, January 2

70 titles per month from DC

DC Comics month to month sales figures

There are some really interesting tidbits on DC sales to ponder here- see if your DC or Vertigo titles get comments like "harsh drop" or "declining, due to fickleness" It's a different keyhole to peek through as a fan, but most of the numbers synch with our feelings on titles- delays cause lost interest (Wonder Woman), some restarts didn't work (The Flash).

'it can’t gloss over the fact that 52 and Justice League of America appear to be the only major successes in the publisher’s stable right now. Other recent relaunches, such as Wonder Woman and Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, are dropping down the chart at an alarming rate. New high-profile creative teams on Action Comics and Superman are commercial disappointments so far.'

Re: my favorite line Vertigo:
At Vertigo, the monthly direct market sales continue to look bleak. While Fables and Y: The Last Man remain as strong as ever and the spin-off Jack of Fables appears to be successfully establishing itself as a much-needed third flagship, shifting upwards of 20K every month, there’s not much else.

Teasing out some titles I read---
11/2006: 52 Week 30 — 102,576 (- 0.1%)

11/2006: Birds of Prey #100 — 34,607 (+13.9%)

11/2006: The Boys #5 — 26,842 (+ 8.0%)

11/2006: Mystery in Space #3 of 8 — 25,804 (-10.3%)

11/2006: Y: The Last Man #51 — 25,606 (-4.5%)

11/2006: The Creeper #4 of 6 — 18,492 (-12.5%)

11/2006: DMZ #13 — 14,228 (- 2.8%)

Nice to see this about The Exterminators, which I don't read, but friend of my MidJersey Comicon Mike Hawthorne is mentioned..
Holding level as guest artist Mike Hawthorne steps in. Issue #13 begins a four-part storyline, so The Exterminators should be safe until #16 at least.

This is a surprise to me:
11/2006: The All-New Atom #5 — 25,569 (-10.1%)
Another commercial disaster.

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At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Nick said...

I am curious as to how Shadowpact, Willinghams' other series, is doing with readers.

At 3:41 AM, Blogger running42k said...

That was a very interesting link. Thanks. As a Flash fan, the numbers worry me, but perhaps the new direction will build readership.

At 5:57 AM, Blogger PhillyGirl said...

Thanks for that Fangirl! I like the fact that the titles I read are doing pretty good right now.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Mark said...

You should try and get a gander at the first EXTERMINATORS collection - I enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm sure it's the graphic novel programme that is keeping most Vertigo series safe.

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Oh, and while I'm at it - have you seen this?

At 1:28 PM, Blogger redlib said...

Mark- what the heck are they advertising? Batgirl was the best, on her batcycle.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Mark said...

My Spanish is non-existant, but apparently it's a clothing manufacturer. The voiceover says something along the lines of "for clothes that make a woman feel powerful" ...or capable, or somethin' like that.

And yeah, the Batgirl was best. But I knew you'd think so anyway!


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