Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sales Review: November 2012
The sales numbers for November 2012 were released last week and, as usual, ICv2 covers the story. Here is a link to their list of the top 300 titles in sales for last month: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/24568.html
As always, I'd recommend heading there for total coverage.
Supergirl #14 came out last month, the first issue on the title as part of the H'El on Earth crossover event. I loved the issue as it really showed a Kara that was growing, becoming closer with Kal, respecting life, and not easily wooed by promises of the past. (Of course all of that was undone by Scott Lobdell.)
Sales on the book went up 6%! The book 'sold' 31,270 units, up from 29,450 from the prior. Much of that is probably expected from the boost of the crossover. Any boost in sales is welcomed. Of course, for visitors to the character, they are probably even more flummoxed by her uneven portrayal in the story than I was.
Now to put in some historical perspective, Supergirl #35 (last volume) was a New Krypton crossover with a variant cover and sold 45K.
Personally, I would be thrilled if the title settled out at around 30K of sales. Hopefully some of the H'El readers will stick around.
And what about the other title I like to follow sales on?
Legion of Super-Heroes continues to bleed readers. The last issue, probably the most forgettable of the title was down even more.
Legion of Super-Heroes #14 sold only 17,767 issues.
Will the return of Keith Giffen on the book give this title any boost?