Monday, February 22, 2016
Sales Review January 2016
Are you a DC fan? Do you want to be depressed? Do you want hard data to prove the sinking feeling you have about our favorite heroes? Well head to ICv2 and see their coverage of January's sales:
DC had about half of Marvel's sales.
They have 2 books in the top 25, one of which is Batman/TMNT.
And Rebirth is right around the corner, resetting a universe that right now seems lost.
And sales bear all that out.
It was a crazy issue.
It made no sense in the context of all The Truth stories we have read before.
It had great art by Howard Porter.
It sold just under 38,000 books.
The flagship character is mired in the low 40s in sales.
And Action Comics is even worse, selling just above 30K.
The Superman books are a mess.
This title is a fun mishmash of continuities. It is smart. But it is clearly a niche book. And a company drowning in their own failures probably can't support niche books.
This book sold about 13K.
Those are worrisome numbers.
There was no bump from the new direction. The new direction was barely covered.
Rebirth was the death knell for this book. It will be missed.
I should stop doing these posts.
They depress me.
I am sure that Rebirth will fix everything!!!!