Supergirl #8 had a lot going for it. It was the first issue of a new arc. And it also had George Perez as a guest artist. Any time Perez does Supergirl, it should garner some buzz. Did this bring in some new readers or slow down the sales attrition?
Supergirl slipped 5 slots down to #60 in rank. IVc2 says the issue had 32438 units sold, down only 2.5% from last issues 33,337 sold. That is a bit of a leveling off after a couple of months of around 7% drops in sale. But it also is approaching about half of what Supergirl #1 sold.
In some ways, I have to wonder if the slow immersion of Supergirl into the universe around her is part of the reason that the book has slipped a bit. We are 2/3 of the way through our first year here and Supergirl still can't communicate with people, still has barely interacted with anyone in a meaningful way. I hope readers don't abandon the book during the slow boil of these earliest steps of the hero's journey.
Still, Supergirl is a pretty healthy compared to the Legion books.
The main title has been a bit of an omelet the last several issues with a couple of issues dedicated to catching up on everyone and a 2 issue side story focused on Dragonwind.
Legion of Super-Heroes #9 slipped below 20K in sales, an ominous line drawn in sales sand. Legion Lost is hanging out in 16K range. Will the complete upheaval of that book's themes as well as inclusion in The Culling bring anyone in?
And I was sad to see Demon Knights down in this range as well. I have really enjoyed that book and was hoping to see it thrive. How soon before we hear about the next set of cancellations and a third wave of titles.
Let's hope that Supergirl keeps it's sales block and remains around 30K.