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Comic Book Page: The Mayo Report: 2007-02

Marvel dominated the top 300 comics list with Civil War #7 in the top slot. Dark Tower: Gunslinger Born #1 which came in a strong second place followed by Amazing Spider-Man #538, New Avengers #27, Astonishing X-Men #20 and Wolverine #51 giving Marvel a lock on the top six slots. DC took the next five slots with the Justice #10 and 52 #40-43. But Marvel was the clear winner for the month with over 51% of the market share of the top 300 comics both by units and by dollars. DC came in second with a market share of the top 300 comics of around 36%. Image came in a distant third with a market share of only about 2.5%.

Marvel’s Civil War not only placed first on the top comics list with Civil War #7 but the also came in first on the top trades list with the Civil War: Road to Civil War trade paperback. This month also marked the end of Civil War: Front Line with #11 which ranked at 14 with around 89,100 units.

The question is now if Marvel can build on the sales success of Civil War. DC came out of Infinite Crisis fairly strong with the One Year Later story arcs but the sales declined on those titles over time. Marvel is in a slightly different position now with most of the Civil War crossover titles being likely to drop to the levels they had before Civil War. Between that and the lack of the blockbuster success of Civil War itself, Marvel could see a drop in overall sales and marketshare for the top 300 in coming months. A lot of that will depend on how well the post Civil War Initiative titles do.


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2007-02 IndexPointValue:

  • CBG = ~831.47
    • Up about ~106.50 from 2007-01 (~724.97)
  • ICv2 = ~831.67
    • Up about ~106.68 from 2007-01 (~724.99)


MARKET SHARES

  • Marvel
    • Comic book units: 51.37% (3,392,724)
    • Comic book dollars: 51.61% ($10,747,963.08)
  • DC
    • Comic book units: 36.72% (2,425,329)
    • Comic book dollars: 35.56% ($7,404,960.51)
  • Image
    • Comic book units: 2.52% (167,025)
    • Comic book dollars: 2.32% ($483,748.73)
  • Dark Horse
    • Comic book units: 2.34% (154,997)
    • Comic book dollars: 2.22% ($463,441.03)
  • Dynamic
    • Comic book units: 1.67% (110,891)
    • Comic book dollars: 1.67% ($349,099.42)


COMICS

  • Top 300 Comics (~6,603,659)
    • Down about ~97,741 (-1.45%) from 2007-01 (~6,701,400)

  • 1 titles sold over 200,000 copies

  • 9 titles had more than one new issue released this month
    • 52 (4 issues released)
    • A G Super Erotic Anthology (2 issues released)
    • Amazing Spider-Man (2 issues released)
    • G.I. Joe Americas Elite (2 issues released)
    • JLA Classified (2 issues released)
    • Knights Of The Dinner Table (2 issues released)
    • New Excalibur (2 issues released)
    • Newuniversal (2 issues released)
    • Punisher War Journal (2 issues released)


MARVEL

New Items: 79, Reorder Items: 8, Total Items: 87

Minimum Cover Price: $2.95, Average Cover Price: $3.24, Maximum Cover Price: $6.99

  • Rank #1: Civil War #7 (~265,886)
    • Top selling title for Marvel
    • Up about ~6,586 (2.54%) from #6 (~259,300)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 5
    • There is something really funny to be able to say that the top selling comic for the month is down the better part of 75,000 units (74,635 to be exact) from the best selling issue of the series (#2 340,506) and still sold over a quarter million units.
    • Clearly Civil War has been a very financially successful series for Marvel. The question now becomes if Marvel can leverage this success into increased sales on other titles or not.

  • Rank #2: Dark Tower Gunslinger Born #1 (~172,116)
    • This is a very strong start for this title which should come a no surprise given that the name Stephen King is attached to it.
    • Having Peter David involved as a co-writer also probably played into the success as did the alternate covers and solicitations in both the November Previews Update and the December Marvel Previews.
    • The placement at the front of the Marvel Previews may have also helped some.
    • From what I've read on the internet, it seems that this title is bringing new readers into the comic book stores specifically for this title. Hopefully some of these new comic book readers will start buying a few other comics as well.
    • If this has a standard second issue drop, and there is no reason to think it will, the next issue could drop to around 134,000 to 135,000 which is still very strong sales.

  • Rank #3: Amazing Spider-Man #538 (~142,930)
    • Up about ~28,130 (24.50%) from #537 (~114,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 2    Same: 0    More: 0
    • This looks to have gotten another bump from Civil War on top of the previous bump it was still riding.
    • With the next issue "starting" the Back in Black storyline (albiet a little late), sales could remain strong on the next issue.
    • That having been said, at some point soon this title will probably drop back down to the 70,000 to 90,000 range it had been in. So, potentially this title could drop to around half of what it sold this month. Given the repetitive nature of the solicitations for issue #540-542 is it hard to predict when a potential drop in sales might happen. But if/when if does happen it will probably be very hard to miss.

  • Rank #4: New Avengers #27 (~130,507)
    • Up about ~7,807 (6.36%) from #26 (~122,700)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 11    Same: 0    More: 16
    • While this is up from the previous issue, it is down below how the title had been selling during Civil War.

  • Rank #6: Wolverine #51 (~97,163)
    • Down about ~19,975 (-17.05%) from #50 (~117,138)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 91    Same: 0    More: 42
    • This drop is partially due to the previous issue being the "magic number" 50 issue.

  • Rank #14: Civil War Front Line #11 (~89,147)
    • Down about ~10,653 (-10.67%) from #10 (~99,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 10
    • This sold about a third of the units that Civil War #7 sold. This kind of put the theory that most people might have been getting all of the Civil War crossover issues into question.

  • Rank #20: Ultimate Spider-Man #105 (~74,363)
    • Down about ~33,737 (-31.21%) from #104 (~108,100)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1
    • And the sales go right back in line with how the series had been doing before the record tying issue #104.

  • Rank #29: Sensational Spider-Man #35 (~59,412)
    • Up about ~12,412 (26.41%) from #34 (~47,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 0
    • This is the first Back in Black issue for this title.

  • Rank #30: Eternals #7 (~58,689)
    • Down about ~3,611 (-5.80%) from #6 (~62,300)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 6
    • This final issue sold about 53.22% of what the first issue sold (~110,300). Most of the drop wiht with issue #2 which dropped ~31,200 units (~28.29%).

  • Rank #35: Punisher War Journal #4 (~52,951)
    • Down about ~17,149 (-24.46%) from #3 (~70,100)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 3
    • This sold about 51.55% of what the first issue sold.
    • This is the first issue that didn't have a Civil War trade dress cover.

  • Rank #36: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17 (~52,785)
    • Up about ~10,985 (26.28%) from #16 (~41,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 0
    • This is the first Back in Black issue for this title.

  • Rank #43: Spider-Man Reign #3 (~46,041)
    • Down about ~10,759 (-18.94%) from #2 (~56,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1
    • This is only about 800 units below what the first issue did. And last isn't bad, but it isn't as impressive as the jump we saw last month.

  • Rank #50: Newuniversal #3 (~36,529)
    • Down about ~8,271 (-18.46%) from #2 (~44,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 2
    • This is down ~6,600 (-15.37%) from the first issue. So much for the second issue jump we saw last month…

  • Rank #63: Exiles #91 (~31,706)
    • Up about ~106 (0.34%) from #90 (~31,600)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 2    Same: 0    More: 88
    • This puts the title right back around where it had been selling before Claremont took over with issue #90.
    • It is kind of disheartening to see the sales bump from a new writer (and a big name one like Claremont) to basically disappear after the first issue...

  • Rank #89: Iron Man Hypervelocity #2 (~22,518)
    • Down about ~6,082 (-21.27%) from #1 (~28,600)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1
    • This is a standard second issue drop.

  • Rank #130: White Tiger #4 (~14,552)
    • Down about ~1,448 (-9.05%) from #3 (~16,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 3
    • I'm a bit surprised by the drop of 10,100 units from the first issue. This has been a really solid series both in terms of the writing and the art. And it seems to fit in nicely with the Daredevil and Immortal Iron Fist titles.

  • Rank #145: Wonder Man #3 (~12,007)
    • Down about ~3,593 (-23.03%) from #2 (~15,600)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 2
    • This is a standard second issue drop.Too bad it was on the third issue…


DC

New Items: 85, Reorder Items: 6, Total Items: 91

Minimum Cover Price: $2.25, Average Cover Price: $3.01, Maximum Cover Price: $5.99

  • Rank #7: Justice #10 (~94,943)
    • Top selling title for DC
    • Down about ~18,557 (-16.35%) from #9 (~113,500)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 9
    • I'm a little puzzled not so much by the drop this issue but by the bump on the previous issue caused by the 14,600 units of reorders last month.

  • Rank #8: 52 #40 (~94,677)
    • WatchList: Event: 52
    • Down about ~1,903 (-1.97%) from #39 (~96,580)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 3    Same: 0    More: 39

  • Rank #9: 52 #41 (~94,469)
    • WatchList: Event: 52
    • Down about ~208 (-0.22%) from #40 (~94,677)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 2    Same: 0    More: 40

  • Rank #10: 52 #42 (~94,203)
    • WatchList: Event: 52
    • Down about ~266 (-0.28%) from #41 (~94,469)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 41

  • Rank #11: 52 #43 (~93,488)
    • WatchList: Event: 52
    • Down about ~715 (-0.76%) from #42 (~94,203)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 42

  • Rank #13: Brave & Bold #1 (~92,074)
    • This is a good solid start for a comic like this. The top notch creative team of Mark Waid and George Perez were a smart choice for this series. Usually titles with rotating characters don't last long. Hopefully this title will prove to be an exception to that. We'll know for sure in a few months...

  • Rank #16: Batman #663 (~83,152)
    • Up about ~10,652 (14.69%) from #662 (~72,500)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 104    Same: 0    More: 24
    • This jump is probably main due to the shift from the creative team of John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake back to Grant Morrison/Andy Kubert.

  • Rank #21: Wonder Woman #4 (Res) (~69,847)
    • Down about ~7,153 (-9.29%) from #3 (~77,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 114    Same: 0    More: 4
    • The long delays between issues have no been helping this title. Unforunately the reverse isn't likely to hold true. I don't expect the increased frequency of the more recent issue is going to increase sales.

  • Rank #33: Detective Comics #828 (~55,196)
    • Up about ~196 (0.36%) from #827 (~55,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 108    Same: 0    More: 17
    • While this did go up slightly from the previous issue, it is the second worst selling issue of this title since the start of One Year Later. This might be around where the title could level off for a while but it is too early to know for sure.

  • Rank #59: Ion #11 (~33,036)
    • WatchList: Event: Infinite Crisis Aftermath
    • Down about ~664 (-1.97%) from #10 (~33,700)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 10
    • This is down to around 44.20% of the sales of the first issue.
    • This series could have been done as part of Green Lantern Corps or condensed into a shorter limited series.

  • Rank #98: Shadowpact #10 (~21,819)
    • WatchList: Event: Infinite Crisis Aftermath
    • Down about ~1,081 (-4.72%) from #9 (~22,900)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 9

  • Rank #107: Checkmate #11 (~20,655)
    • WatchList: Event: Infinite Crisis Aftermath
    • Down about ~1,345 (-6.11%) from #10 (~22,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 10

  • Rank #116: Blue Beetle #12 (~18,551)
    • Down about ~1,349 (-6.78%) from #11 (~19,900)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 11
    • This is selling just over a quarter of the number of units it started at. 26.598% or so to be more precise. That is a drop of around 51,200 units.
    • I've going to put my vote in now for Danielle Garrett as the next Blue Beetle…

  • Rank #118: Aquaman Sword Of Atlantis #49 (~17,936)
    • Down about ~1,564 (-8.02%) from #48 (~19,500)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 9
    • This is now selling about 38.65% of what is sold at the start of One Year Later with issue #40 (~46,400). The drop of 28,500 over those ten issues probably had a lot to do with the decision to switch to a the new creative team with issue #50. Having read that issue, I have to say that I'm looking forward to the next artist on the title which I hope will be announced any day now. I am not a fan of the more cartoony art style in issue #50.

  • Rank #120: Manhunter #28 (~17,179)
    • WatchList: Cancelled, Extended
    • Down about ~621 (-3.49%) from #27 (~17,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 20    Same: 0    More: 7

  • Rank #122: Hawkgirl #61 (~16,572)
    • Down about ~1,328 (-7.42%) from #60 (~17,900)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 11
    • This is down to about 43.46% of what the first issue of Hawkgirl started at with One Year Later. The drop of 21,600 units over those twelve issues has me completely puzzled by what DC hasn't done something about this series. Granted, after the change in art styles for Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis with isue #50 of that series, maybe leaving bad enough alone isn't such a horrible idea...

  • Rank #199: Rush City #5 (~6,053)
    • Down about ~847 (-12.28%) from #4 (~6,900)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 4
    • I think we have a new lowest selling comic book set in the DC Universe proper with this. It undersold Next #6 (~6,500) but around ~400 units. And there is one more issue of this series to go.

  • Rank #282: 52 #39 (~1,680)
    • Reorder activity
    • WatchList: Event: 52

  • Rank #285: Boys #1 (~1,621)
    • Reorder activity
    • Interesting to still see reorder activity for the first issue of Boys.
    • This could be a good sign for the relaunch of the series over at Dynamite Entertainment.


IMAGE

New Items: 25, Reorder Items: 0, Total Items: 25

Minimum Cover Price: $1.99, Average Cover Price: $3.11, Maximum Cover Price: $5.99

  • Rank #101: Walking Dead #35 (~21,387)
    • Top selling title for Image
    • WatchList: Robert Kirkman
    • Up about ~187 (0.88%) from #34 (~21,200)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 33    Same: 0    More: 1
    • Walking Dead is the top selling Image comic this month out selling Fell #7 by about 700 units.

  • Rank #106: Fell #7 (Res) (~20,663)
    • Up about ~1,363 (7.06%) from #5 (~19,300)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 5    Same: 0    More: 1
    • This issue of Fell sold about 5,900 units less than the first issue but about 900 units above the second issue. This title hit a low point with issue #4 which sold around 18,915 units. Since then it has been slowly climbing in sales.

  • Rank #136: Invincible #39 (~13,296)
    • WatchList: Robert Kirkman
    • Down about ~204 (-1.51%) from #38 (~13,500)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 33    Same: 0    More: 5

  • Rank #233: Nightly News #4 (~3,925)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: September 2006
    • Down about ~175 (-4.27%) from #3 (~4,100)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 2

  • Rank #236: Truth Justin & American Way #5 (~3,742)
    • This was a fun and wacky title. It was a sitcom take on the Greatest American Hero and was set firmly in the universe of the television shows of the 1980s.
    • The sales were reasonably solid for the series dropping only about 1,500 units over the course of the five issues.
    • This is something that could do well in trade paperback format as a slow but steady seller.

  • Rank #266: Retro Rocket #4 (~2,145)
    • Down about ~255 (-10.63%) from #3 (~2,400)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 2
    • I'd pretty much given up hope on the final issue of this series coming out. A delay of 34 weeks between issues is really frustrating. But, it doesn't seem to have hurt sales too much.


DARK HORSE

New Items: 14, Reorder Items: 0, Total Items: 14

Minimum Cover Price: $2.99, Average Cover Price: $2.99, Maximum Cover Price: $2.99

  • Rank #85: Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic #14 (~23,391)
    • Down about ~6,409 (-21.51%) from #11 (~29,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 4    Same: 0    More: 7
    • I picked up the first trade of this series and issues #7 to #14 recently. John Jackson Miller is telling some fun Star Wars stories here and really captures the fun of the movies. And the sales seem to reflect that. By and large, the series sells within the 21,000 to 25,000 range with issue #11 having sold nearly 30,000 units.
    • I think that part of the success of this title beyond the obvious things like the strong licensed property is that Miller keeps the story accessible. While I started at the beginning of the series with the trade, I think I just have jumped in at any point and not been lost.
    • And while this is based on the timeframe from the video games, you don't need to be familar with the games to enjoy the comic.

  • Rank #221: Rex Mundi #4 (~4,582)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: June 2006
    • Down about ~218 (-4.54%) from #3 (~4,800)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 5    Same: 0    More: 14


OTHER PUBLISHERS

  • Rank #135: Battlestar Galactica Zarek #2 (~13,687)
    • Down about ~7,813 (-36.34%) from #1 (~21,500)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1
    • Major drop on this licensed property by a publisher starting with a first letter "D". (Sorry, Chuck, couldn't resist.)
    • The drop is probably due to a combination of a seven week delay on the second issue, multiple Battlestar Galactica titles being put out by Dynamite Entertainment and Zarek simply being a poor choice for a feature character.
    • Still, sales of 13,700 aren't bad in this day and age as proven by the fact that this ranked at #135.

  • Rank #259: Okko Cycle Of Water #2 (~2,478)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: October 2006
    • Down about ~922 (-27.12%) from #1 (~3,400)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1

  • Rank #261: Killer #3 (~2,428)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: August 2006
    • Up about ~228 (10.36%) from #2 (~2,200)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 1    Same: 0    More: 0

  • Rank #268: Ps238 #20 (~2,079)
    • Down about ~121 (-5.50%) from #19 (~2,200)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 8    Same: 0    More: 8
    • This series has been hovering around the 1,900-2,200 range since it started. I'm astonished that it hasn't gotten a larger following yet.
    • I can't say enough good things about this series. This is Sky High and Zoom done right. It is by far the best all ages series I'm reading these days.
    • Heck, it is probably the most intelligently written and consistently good titles I'm reading these days.

  • Rank #274: Leading Man #5 (~1,904)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: April 2006
    • Down about ~96 (-4.80%) from #3 (~2,000)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 3
    • These are very disappointing sales in my opinion. This was a good series that should have done better.
    • I'm really curious how the trade will do. This may have done better going direct-to-trade. I doubt it could have done much worse.

  • Rank #284: Maintenance #2 (~1,646)
    • WatchList: CGS Indie Challenge: October 2006
    • Down about ~1,454 (-46.90%) from #1 (~3,100)
    • Number of new issues (since 1996-09) that sold:
    • Less: 0    Same: 0    More: 1
    • This is a huge drop. And since the issue came out at the beginning of the month there is no reason to think that we'll see major reorder activity next month due to the issue getting split across two months.


TRADES

  • Rank #1: Civil War Road To Civil War (~9,338, Total Known Sales: ~9,338)
    • Top selling trade for Dark Horse
    • This is a reasonably strong start for the Civil War trades but far from the overwhelming success seen with the monthly comics.
    • The real question is how strong the sales will be over time for the trades of Civil War.

  • Rank #2: Justice Vol. 2 HC (~7,085, Total Known Sales: ~7,085)
    • While these are good sales, I can't help but think that a lot of people are waiting for an oversided hardback with all 12 issues in it.

  • Rank #4: Jack of Fables Vol. 1 Nearly Great Escape (~6,045, Total Known Sales: ~6,045)
    • This is the sort of series that I would expect to skew more towards trades than the average DC or Marvel title.
    • It seems to be trailing a little behind Fables both in the monthlies and in the trades which isn't too surprising. If anything, it is doing fairly solid numbers for a spinoff series.

  • Rank #5: Dmz Vol. 2 Body of Journalist (~5,488, Total Known Sales: ~5,488)
    • This drop falls right in line with a standard second issue drop for a monthly comic book series.
    • I need to work the numbers on this and see if it works better for the publisher to go with monthly comics or trades based on this.

  • Rank #6: Justice Society Vol. 2 (~4,648, Total Known Sales: ~4,648)
    • Fairly minor drop on this second volume.
    • This would seem to be a potentially promising sign for possible color trades of All-Star Squadron and Infinity Inc.

  • Rank #7: New Avengers Vol. 5 Civil War Prem HC (~4,640, Total Known Sales: ~4,640)
    • This is yet another Civil War trade with sales that seem fiarly unimpressive when compared to how the sales of monthly comics collected in it.
    • It is too early to know for sure but it isn't looking like Civil War will be the blockbuster hit in trade format that it was in the monthly format.
    • One factor to consider on this is the cost of the hardcover was about $5 more than the cost of all of the individual issues.

  • Rank #9: Showcase Presents Green Lantern Vol. 2 (~4,282, Total Known Sales: ~4,282)
    • This is a huge drop from the first issue.
    • This came out the last week of the month (last day of the month actually) so we might see some more "reorder" activity on this next month.
    • Still, these are not bad opening numbers for a Showcase.

  • Rank #10: Neil Gaimans Neverwhere (~4,049, Total Known Sales: ~4,049)
    • This is the kind of trade that I expect could do very well outside the direct market.
    • It also has the potential of being a steady long term seller inside the direct market.

  • Rank #17: Nextwave Agents of Hate Vol. 1 This Is What They Want (~3,501, Total Known Sales: ~3,501)
    • This series has already ended and I'm not sure if a second "season" will be done or not.
    • Frankly, I'm not sure if this level of trade sales is enough to justify another "season".

  • Rank #36: Checkmate Vol. 1 Kings Game (~2,486, Total Known Sales: ~2,486)
    • This is about 10% of what the monthly title tends to do.
    • And for the opening numbers for an initial volume, I don't really consider it to be expectional sales.
    • I think that a lot of people that had been waiting for the trade of this might still be waiting.
    • Given that the monthly series has already dropped to around 20,700 with issue #11 from the inital 55,400 that the first issue did, I hope that those people that might still be waiting for the trade aren't expecting there to be a lot of volume of the trade.

  • Rank #38: Marvel Masterworks Daredevil Vol. 4 HC (~2,478, Total Known Sales: ~2,478)
    • v3 did around ~2,500 units between the new and variant editions combined back in 2005-02

  • Rank #54: Watchmen (~1,646, Total Known Sales: ~38,646)
    • WatchList: CGS Book of the Month: March 2006

  • Rank #63: Fables Vol. 1 Legends in Exile (~1,439, Total Known Sales: ~10,239)
    • WatchList: CGS Book of the Month: September 2005

  • Rank #70: Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye (~1,364, Total Known Sales: ~52,164)
    • WatchList: Robert Kirkman, CGS Book of the Month: August 2005

Mayo Report: 2007-02 Comics
podcast episode

Mayo Report: 2007-02 Trades
podcast episode

Mayo Report: 2007-02 Spider-Man sales
bonus podcast episode

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For historical comic book sales information, check out The Comic Chronicles.

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