The May 2014 sales were released last week and, as always, I think ICv2 has the best and most complete coverage. Here is the link to their list of the top300 comics from the month: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/28865.html
After the fervor of Amazing Spider-Man #1, Marvel's sales normalized and as a result DC seemed to rebound a bit. But how did Supergirl do?
Supergirl #31 was a middle chapter of the Red Daughter arc overall as well as a part of the smaller Red Lantern Judge plot. It was a great issue that I very much enjoyed. Supergirl helps Bleez, learns about tempering her power, sees Alura as a new role model, and is found 'innocent' by the Judge.
The unfortunately slipped out of the top 100, landing at #105.
Sales slipped about 700 units.
I tend to question DC's sales decisions. There have been ample opportunity to bring people to this book, whether it be Villains' month issues or Bombshell variants or even having her make a Doomed crossover in her own book. But instead this title seems to have to succeed or fail on its own.
Maybe, once she is back in the S-shield costume, DC will ramp up the publicity again.
Last month also saw the release of Rocket Girl #5, the last issue of this opening arc by Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare.
This was a trippy time travel tale that was simply gorgeous to look at. It took place not only in the future but also in the past, my past, the 1980's. I loved this book.
And it looks like I was one of a select few who did.
I never know what marks a 'successful' owner project. But I am surprised this didn't sell better. This was a great book. Hopefully this sold well enough to warrant the next part of the story!