The sales numbers for November are out and up on ICv2 and they are fascinating. One of the things I have noticed over time has been how the market share of the big two has been slowly eroding as independents and other publishers pump out better stories and lure away great creators.
The actual ranking of the November sales are available on ICv2 here: http://www.icv2.com/articles/
Supergirl #25 was one of the middle chapters of Krypton Returns, the big super-crossover event and sequel to H'El on Earth.
I talked about the quality of the story during the reviews and to put it succinctly, I wasn't impressed.
And yet ...
Sales went up last month!
The book was up 8% to 25,377. And I can only assume that is due to the crossover and not something else. The only thing noteworthy in the month was the further discussion of her change to a Red Lantern. I don't think people would jump on this early.
I always like to look at another comic's sales.
Jeff Lemire recently announced that Animal Man is being canceled because he had told all the stories he had in him about Buddy and his family.
I was surprised because after slogging through the overly-long Rot storyline, the book was hitting its stride again.
That said, in looking at the sales, the book has dipped below the 20K mark. I thought it was one of the 'surprise books' of the new 52. I haven't been following this book's sales closely. Was this a slow erosion? Or was there a point it dropped off precipitously. I will admit, I almost dropped it during the Rot arc.
Surprisingly Marvel's Captain Marvel is down there too. We know this book is also 'canceled' ... more like on hiatus. It is coming back with writer Kelly Sue DeConnick back on as writer. This is a book with a strong vocal audience who have formed a CarolCorps. Looks like Marvel was listening in assuring it is coming back.
Maybe we need to form a KaraKorps.