It was the last month of the 'old' DCU and the first day of the 'new' DCU all in the confines of August 2011 and as usual, ICv2 does a great job of breaking down sales. While I haven't looked the list over with a fine tooth comb, it looks as though sales were down outside of Justice League which was the equivalent of a tape measure home run. Here is the link to their site and sales list: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/21030.html
Supergirl #67, the last part of the Kelly Sue DeConnick/ ChrisCross three-parter effectively ended the career of this version of Kara Zor-El, ending their story in a sort of bittersweet way.
But as I said, sales were down across the board and that included this book.For the first time ... ever ... the book sank below 20000 in sales. It's a shame really. My guess is the ennui about the ending universe had something to do with it.
Too bad. I thought DeConnick's story was a lot of fun. It was definitely a more light-hearted look at Supergirl than the more character driven introspective stories that marked the end of Gates' run and Peaty's story. I thought it was a good change of pace.
Of course, the big news was the simply massive sales of Justice League #1. I have seen even higher numbers listed for sales here.
It will be interesting to see what sales look like for DC 3-4 months down the road. Will this streak of 'sell outs' last? Or is this a transient big bump in sales as the market re-settles and the quality of books is better known.
And so this is the last post reviewing the 'old' Supergirl's title and sales.
I can't think of a better panel to close out this chapter of the character with than this one. I know that I really thought the last three plus years were a golden era for Supergirl. Her own title was so solid. She was a member of the JLA. She starred in an amazing all ages book. She was treated with respect, acted like a hero, and grew so much.