I will say it makes me happy to see a Superman book near the top of the chart. Superman Unchained #3 came in at #2 selling 136K. But I have to assume that part of that is false elevation from the many variant covers that the book has.
I also think that water seems to find its own level. Action Comics and Superman, now both written by Scott Lobdell, are selling 42K. Will Greg Pak/Aaron Kuder give Action Comics a bump once they come on board?
Supergirl #23 was a turning point in the Cyborg Superman storyline. It ends with Supergirl vaporized and the villain being revealed as Zor-El.
It was about as downbeat an issue for the character that I can imagine - Supergirl scared, crying, powerless, and ultimately dismantled.
The book ranked #83 in sales and dropped about 4% in sales. There has been a pretty steady decline in sales over the last several months. It is interesting to see Catwoman and Worlds' Finest right nearby in sales.
So with 2 more issues to come out in the Michael Alan Nelson era, will sales plummet? Will the Bedard/Cinar issue get publicity and a push in sales? Given the new direction and Lobo, this would have been a perfect issue to have a variant to help move the book as well.
I am not surprised to see the book slide in sales.
And my underdog book Vibe is starting to sadly look terminal. I have applauded this book for being different from the usual New 52. It is positive, with someone working hard to be a hero.
Vibe #7 sold just over 11K. Just below it are Dial H and Demon Knights, both canceled.
It will be interesting to see what happens to The Movement, the political book by Gail Simone. Will it somehow be spared the axe?