DC SALES: JLA titles for March (Joltin’ Losses Aplenty?)

Hey, sales chart fans, time to take a look at the Justice League family of titles, using the most recent numbers for sales in March.

As always, these numbers are estimates of sales from Diamond Distributors to North American comic books shops, as extrapolated by comichron.com and ICv2.com, who take known actual sales provided by industry insiders and plug them into the monthly Diamond Index, which ranks comics sold as a percentage of that month’s issue of Batman.

Issues marked with an asterisk (*) were returnable, and 10 percent was cut from the initial retailer orders to reflect the number of issues that likely remain in the marketplace. Otherwise, what you see below for each issues is the month, its placement among Diamond’s Top 300 comics, the title and issue number, and the sales estimate.

Again, keep in mind, the number reflects sales from Diamond to retailers, not necessarily from retailers to their customers. A number in brackets reflect additional orders for that issue placed through Diamond’s reorder system, presuming they are sufficient to have cracked the Top 300 for charts following the actual month of release. So, on to the Justice League family of titles . . .

 

First, let’s do a comparison, of the team titles, and those of the individual League members, to see how much each has lost in sales since their most recent #1 issues

SALES LOSS: REBIRTH #1 to MARCH 2017
1. SUPERMAN (19iss): -46.4%
2. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (3iss): -48.1%
3. THE FLASH (19iss): -53.7%
4. WONDER WOMAN (19iss): -56.7%
5. GREEN LANTERNS (19iss): -58.3%
6. AQUAMAN (19iss): -62.0%
7. BATMAN (19iss): -65.2%
8. JUSTICE LEAGUE (17iss): -70.8%
9. CYBORG (10iss): -73.4%

Naturally, publishers want high sales. But they also look for consistency over time. And, in that sense, Superman took the top spot from The Flash in March, with the “Reborn” storyline helping to stem the monthly attrition to slower pace than that of the fastest man alive. With JLA now on its third issue, I add it to this chart, but look for losses to mount and it should be in GLs/Aquaman territory in short order. Batman and Justice League appear at the bottom of this particular chart, but that’s because, starting from loftier highs, they had further to fall as a percentage of their debut issues.

Cyborg dropped from twice- to once-monthly with its 8th issue, and we know Aquaman will get a similar demotion starting with #26, out in July.

Now, another way of looking at these titles might be by comparing current series results (as of the March 2017) issues, to the last issues of the New 52 era, to see if the Rebirthin’ was worthwhile.

SALES LOSS: LAST NEW 52 to MARCH 2017
1. THE FLASH: +64.2%
2. WONDER WOMAN: +57.5%
3. JUSTICE LEAGUE: +43.6%
4. AQUAMAN: +31.6%
5. CYBORG: +20.7%
6. GREEN LANTERNS: +7.4%
7. SUPERMAN: +3.9%
8. BATMAN: -4.6%
9. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: -5.5%

So, clearly, the Rebirth is still having a rejuvenating effect for most of these JLA or JLA-member titles. Even Aquaman, which is performing poorly enough to get demoted to monthly status is 31.6 percent ahead of where he was at the end of the New 52 era. And Cyborg, too, as much as the Rebirth run has cratered after 10 issues is nonetheless 20.7 percent of where it was, 12 issues in, at the end of the New 52.

Green Lanterns, because it is a first ongoing series for its stars, is compared to the regular GL title as it stood at the end of the New 52, and we see Jessica and Simon, even 19 issues in, are 7.4 percent ahead of where Hal was sans Corps.

The surprises for me are that Batman is now below its lowest New 52 low, while JLA, on just its third issue, is 5.5 percent below where the previous incarnation ended at 14 issues.

So, what can we learn from all this? I think we can safely say Flash, Wonder Woman, and Superman are the winners, that Batman doesn’t seem to have the legs we might have presumed, that Green Lanterns will probably drop to monthly status by fall, and that Cyborg will almost certainly get canceled completely as soon as the Justice League movie drops. Also, JLA looks to be a dud and probably won’t last too many more issues that the last try at a second Justice League title.

 

Now, let’s look at the individual titles, less Batman, which you can find here, and Superman, available here.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99/bi-weekly)
03/1997: (22) JLA #5 —  87,637
03/2002: (11) JLA #64 — 66,486
03/2007: (6) Justice League of America #6 — 130,092
08/2011: (29) Justice League of America #60 — 42,587
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08/2011:   (1) Justice League #1 — 171,344 [+46,650]
03/2012:  (3) Justice League #7 — 131,697
06/2016: (29) Justice League #52 — 72,413
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07/2016: (2) Justice League: Rebirth #1* — 177,638  [+6,211]
07/2016: (1) Justice League #1* — 209,187
08/2016: (8) Justice League #2* — 127,402  (-39.1%)
08/2016: (11) Justice League #3* — 110,738  (-13.1%)
09/2016: (5) Justice League #4* — 94,548  (-14.6%)
09/2016: (10) Justice League #5* — 89,342  (-5.5%)
10/2016: (12) Justice League #6 — 89,073  (-0.3%)
10/2016: (13) Justice League #7 — 85,789  (-3.7%)
11/2016: (12) Justice League #8 — 80,696  (-5.9%)
11/2016: (13) Justice League #9 — 77,905  (-3.5%)
12/2016: (14) Justice League #10 — 73,652  (-5.5%)
12/2016: (15) Justice League #11 — 71,527  (-2.9%)
01/2016: (10) Justice League #12 — 72,598  (+1.5%)
01/2016: (15) Justice League #13 — 70,437  (-3.0%)
02/2017: (10) Justice League #14 — 65,458  (-7.1%)
02/2017: (11) Justice League #15 — 64,230  (-1.9%)
03/2017: (10) Justice League #16 — 62,515  (-2.7%)
03/2017: (11) Justice League #17 — 61,165  (-2.2%)

from 20 years ago: -30.2%
from 15: years ago: -8.0%
from 10 years ago: -53.0%
from last pre-52: +43.6%
from first New 52: -71.9%
from 5 years ago: -53.6%
from last New 52: -15.5%
from current #1: -70.8%

We’re pretty solidly in what we call “standard attrition,” losing in the neighborhood of about 2 percent per month. But notice that, even as the numbers drop, the League holds its own relative to the market, maintaining its spot at or near the Top 10.

I’m the DCN reviewer in charge of this title. As I’ve said in my reviews, the book looks great, reads great, and springboards off of fantastic ideas. My only complaint is the glacial pace of the plotting. The current storyline has lasted five issues so far, but in my estimation have have covered the same story ground in three, or even two.

For what it’s worth, I did not initially buy into this title. I hate Cyborg being a founding member. I was there where he founded the New Teen Titans, and shoehorning him into the Justice League, not just as a member, but as a founding member, thus invalidating every Titans story I read for 25 years, all to be token black guy, pisses me off and reads like Dan DiDio’s sloppy fan fiction. But I was tempted by issue #15 when the interwebs clued me in to token green guy and a cameo by Brainiac-5. My anal-retentive Legion of Super-Heroes collection is not complete without every appearance I can get my hands on, so I snatched that issue off the stands meaning only to buy that one. But I liked it enough to try the next one. And the next. And now I’ve added Justice League to my pull list. So, that maybe should tell you something about why you should try this title, if you’re not on board already.

 

THE FLASH ($2.99/bi-weekly)
03/1997: (62) Flash #125 — 40,516
03/2002: (62) Flash #184 — 28,948
03/2007: (51) Flash: Fastest Man Alive #10 — 46,130
05/2011: (15) Flash #12 — 54,914
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09/2011:   (4) Flash #1 — 129,260
03/2012:  (11) Flash #7 — 64,975
05/2016: (55) Flash #52 — 32,831
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06/2016: (17) Flash: Rebirth #1* — 89,618 [+24,535]
06/2016: (11) Flash #1* — 100,392 [+15,998]
07/2016: (13) Flash #2* — 103,308  (+2.9%)
07/2016: (19) Flash #3* — 97,334  (-5.8%)
08/2016: (15) Flash #4* — 92,916  (-4.5%)
08/2016: (24) Flash #5* — 83,482  (-10.2%)
09/2016: (13) Flash #6 — 82,930  (-0.7%)
09/2016: (18) Flash #7 — 78,057  (-5.9%)
10/2016: (17) Flash #8 — 76,749  (-1.7%)
10/2016: (21) Flash #9 — 74,311  (-3.2%)
11/2016: (17) Flash #10 — 70,681  (-4.9%)
11/2016: (20) Flash #11 — 68,304  (-3.4%)
12/2016: (20) Flash #12 — 64,476  (-5.6%)
12/2016: (24) Flash #13 — 62,800  (-2.6%)
01/2017: (20) Flash #14 — 60,732  (-3.3%)
01/2017: (22) Flash #15 — 58,402  (-3.8%)
02/2017: (15) Flash #16 — 57,039  (-2.3%)
02/2017: (18) Flash #17 —   55,234  (-3.2%)
03/2017: (18) Flash #18 — 54,959  (-0.5%)
03/2017: (20) Flash #19 —   53,918  (-1.9%)

from 20 years ago: +33.1%
from 15: years ago: +86.3%
from 10 years ago: +16.9%
from last pre-52: -1.8%
from first New 52: -58.3%
from 5 years ago: -17.0%
from last New 52: +64.2%
from current #1: -53.7%

As you can see, the drops are fairly minimal comparatively, while this incarnations still runs laps around previous versions of the title going back 20 years. I call this a solid win for DC and the current creative team.

DCN reviewer Derek McNeil gave the latest issue of THE FLASH (#21) a boffo five DC Bullets out of five, saying, “For the first time in years, reading comics seem as fun and exciting as it did when I was a kid.”

I’ve been buying this title right along, but have to admit I’m several issues behind in my reading. Dunno why, as popular as it is, The Flash seems to linger in my “to read” pile. Maybe that’s because, for me, everything Flash is a poor imitation of the Irv Novick years.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99/bi-weekly)
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02/2013:  (20) JLA #1 — 307,734
05/2014:  (31) JLA #14 — 51,351
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01/2017: (89) JLA: Rebirth: Killer Frost #1 — 29,932
01/2017: (93) JLA: Rebirth: The Atom #1 — 29,639
01/2017: (95) JLA: Rebirth: Vixen #1 — 29,435
01/2017: (100) JLA: Rebirth: The Ray #1 — 27,749
02/2017: (9) JLA: Rebirth #1* — 73,397
02/2017: (4) JLA #1* — 93,494
03/2017: (21) JLA #2* — 53,349  (-42.9%)
03/2017: (25) JLA #3* — 48,504  (-9.1%)

from first New 52: -84.2%
from last New 52: -5.5%
from current #1: -48.1%

While the numbers for JLA #1 seem faboo, one has to ask what kind of legs the series will have, given the tepid response to the Rebirth issues featuring any member not Batman. Plus, as already noted, just three issues in and its already selling below where the New 52 book that used this same title ended.

Steven Brown has been following JLA for DCN, and he likes it. Issue #5 got four DC Bullets from Steve, who said the latest issue “has plenty of action, a great story and hopefully the beginnings of a pretty solid villain.”

I have not been buying this title myself. For one thing, I’m not anxious to see DC ape Marvel, with its 47 Avengers titles. So, let’s nip that in the bud right away by not supporting Justice League Title No. 2. Plus, Lobo on the roster makes this a pretty easy ignore for me.

 

WONDER WOMAN ($2.99/bi-weekly)
03/1997: (71) Wonder Woman #121 —  36,926
03/2002: (58) Wonder Woman #179 — 29,558
03/2007: (32) Wonder Woman #6 — 62,454
08/2011: (60) Wonder Woman #614 — 29,223
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09/2011:  (13) Wonder Woman #1 — 76,214
03/2012:  (25) Wonder Woman #7 — 51,314
05/2016: (61) Wonder Woman #52 — 29,673
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06/2016: (15) Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1* — 94,458 [+19,720]
06/2016: (9) Wonder Woman #1* — 107,737 [+11,870]
07/2016: (12) Wonder Woman #2* — 103,759  (-36.8%)
07/2016: (21) Wonder Woman #3* — 94,465  (-4.9%)
08/2016: (19) Wonder Woman #4* — 85,329  (-9.2%)
08/2016: (29) Wonder Woman #5* — 77,860  (-7.1%)
09/2016: (21) Wonder Woman #6 — 74,856  (-2.3%)
09/2016: (25) Wonder Woman #7 — 70,118  (-2.4%)
10/2016: (31) Wonder Woman #8 — 66,405  (-4.2%)
10/2016: (34) Wonder Woman #9 — 64,555  (-2.9%)
11/2016: (25) Wonder Woman #10 — 60,815  (-4.1%)
11/2016: (30) Wonder Woman #11 — 58,692  (-3.5%)
12/2016: (32) Wonder Woman #12 — 55,639  (-4.5%)
12/2016: (33) Wonder Woman #13 — 54,589  (-2.7%)
01/2017: (29) Wonder Woman #14 — 52,784  (-1.5%)
01/2017: (30) Wonder Woman #15 — 50,978  (-3.8%)
02/2017: (22) Wonder Woman #16 — 49,921  (-0.7%)
02/2017: (26) Wonder Woman #17 —   48,662  (-2.4%)
03/2017: (26) Wonder Woman #18 — 47,484  (-2.4%)
03/2017: (32) Wonder Woman #19 —   46,745  (-1.6%)

from 20 years ago: +26.6%
from 15: years ago: +58.1%
from 10 years ago: -25.2%
from last pre-52: +60.0%
from first New 52: -38.7%
from 5 years ago: -8.9%
from last New 52: +57.5%
from current #1: -56.7%

Standard attrition and outpacing both the New 52 and Pre-52 versions, so I’d call this a success. But a shake-up is coming in the creative team and we’ll have to see how that shakes out. With the new writer only known for girl power kiddie comics, I fear a lot of the fanboys might choose her first issue as a jumping off point. Hopefully, they will be replaced by new readers. We’ll have to wait and see.

It doesn’t get better than five DC Bullets out of five in terms of DCN reviews, and that’s what Sean Blumenshine gave Issue #21 of Wonder Woman, saying, “This is a great issue. The art is great and there are some really interesting things happening in the story.”

I’ve liked the current run of Wonder Woman well enough. I mean, it’s not my absolute favorite of the 35-some-odd titles I buy each month, but it’s never been in danger of being cut to make room for something new on the pull list. I won’t be sorry for the creative team change, if only to see how things shake out. Will I finally have reason to drop this title, or will it shoot to the top of my read first pile?

 

GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99/bi-weekly)
03/1997: (51) Green Lantern #86 — 45,757
03/2002: (41) Green Lantern #148 — 35,947
03/2007: (62) Green Lantern Corps #10 — 34,225
08/2011: (16) Green Lantern Corps #63 — 53,372
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09/2011:  (14) Green Lantern Corps #1 — 74,769
03/2012:  (33) Green Lantern Corps #7 — 43,823
05/2016: (54) Green Lantern #52 — 32,936
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06/2016: (12) Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1* — 99,504 [+9,479]
06/2016: (18) Green Lanterns #1* — 84,910 [+14,366]
07/2016: (28) Green Lanterns #2* — 82,062  (-36.8%)
07/2016: (29) Green Lanterns #3* — 78,708  (-4.9%)
08/2016: (37) Green Lanterns #4* — 71,140  (-9.2%)
08/2016: (44) Green Lanterns #5* — 64,252  (-7.1%)
09/2016: (36) Green Lanterns #6 — 58,346  (-2.3%)
09/2016: (38) Green Lanterns #7 — 55,367  (-2.4%)
10/2016: (47) Green Lanterns #8 — 52,025  (-4.2%)
10/2016: (50) Green Lanterns #9 — 49,434  (-2.9%)
11/2016: (50) Green Lanterns #10 — 46,306  (-4.1%)
11/2016: (53) Green Lanterns #11 — 44,703  (-3.5%)
12/2016: (51) Green Lanterns #12 — 42,241  (-4.5%)
12/2016: (55) Green Lanterns #13 — 41,090  (-2.7%)
01/2017: (59) Green Lanterns #14 — 39,854  (-1.5%)
01/2017: (62) Green Lanterns #15 — 38,571  (-3.8%)
02/2017: (50) Green Lanterns #16 — 37,845  (-0.7%)
02/2017: (54) Green Lanterns #17 —   36,626  (-2.4%)
03/2017: (59) Green Lanterns #18 — 35,824  (-2.2%)
03/2017: (60) Green Lanterns #19 —   35,368  (-1.3%)

from last New 52: +64.3%
from current #1: -58.3%

Simon and Jessica are selling better than or on par with Hal and the Corps, which I think many might see as a surprise. I suspect Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps was viewed around the DC offices as the main GL title and this as the secondary one, but it seems to be working out the other way around. I guess membership in the Justice League has its privileges.

Our own Danny Saab gave Issue #21 four DC Bullets, calling the final chapter of Doctor Polaris’ Rebirth, “a great ending to an emotional story arc.”

I’ve been on board with this series since the beginning, and that was kind of an accident. I did not pre-order it, but the week it came out was a low-volume one for my pull list, so with a little extra month left over in my usual budget, I grabbed the Rebirth issue off the stands as an impulse buy. I liked it enough to add it to the pull list and have been following it ever since. I thought the recent Batman crossover was kind of a dud, but otherwise have enjoyed this book quite a bit.

 

AQUAMAN ($2.99/bi-weekly)
03/1997: (89) Aquaman #32 — 30,303
03/2002: —
03/2007: (111) Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50 — 18,996
05/2011: —
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09/2011:  (16) Aquaman #1 — 72,272
03/2012:  (12) Aquaman #7 — 62,345
05/2016: (82) Aquaman #52 — 22,246
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06/2016: (35) Aquaman: Rebirth #1* — 68,369 [+15,635]
06/2016: (24) Aquaman #1* — 77,041 [+8,594]
07/2016: (38) Aquaman #2* — 70,500  (-36.8%)
07/2016: (39) Aquaman #3* — 68,360  (-4.9%)
08/2016: (48) Aquaman #4* — 61,492  (-9.2%)
08/2016: (52) Aquaman #5* — 54,929  (-7.1%)
09/2016: (52) Aquaman #6 — 49,903  (-2.3%)
09/2016: (58) Aquaman #7 — 47,005  (-2.4%)
10/2016: (60) Aquaman #8 — 44,551  (-4.2%)
10/2016: (65) Aquaman #9 — 42,695  (-2.9%)
11/2016: (66) Aquaman #10 — 39,816  (-4.1%)
11/2016: (74) Aquaman #11 — 38,109  (-3.5%)
12/2016: (76) Aquaman #12 — 35,571  (-4.5%)
12/2016: (79) Aquaman #13 — 34,619  (-2.7%)
01/2017: (79) Aquaman #14 — 33,377  (-1.5%)
01/2017: (84) Aquaman #15 — 32,424  (-3.8%)
02/2017: (72) Aquaman #16 — 31,408  (-0.7%)
02/2017: (76) Aquaman #17 — 30,358  (-2.4%)
03/2017: (79) Aquaman #18 — 30,044  (-1.0%)
03/2017: (80) Aquaman #19 — 29,279  (-2.5%)

from 20 years ago: -3.4%
from 15: years ago: —
from 10 years ago: +54.1%
from last pre-52: —-
from first New 52: -59.5%
from 5 years ago: -53.0%
from last New 52: +31.6%
from current #1: -62.0%

As you can see, Aquaman didn’t even have a title as some of the historical marking points, 15 years ago, and at the end of the Pre-52 era. So, the fact that he has his own series at all, even if it is dropping to monthly status, seems something of a win for the sea king. Still, he is getting dangerously close to the anemic sales of his last New 52 issue, and I imaging the bump to $3.99 will not help at all. I think there’s a very good chance Aquaman could get canceled soon after the Justice League movie ends its theatrical run. Alternately, if the Jason Momoa portrayal proves uber-popular, Aquaman could get a reboot to make his comic book depiction something more in line with the DCEU version.

I’m the reviewer for Aquaman, and you’ll see in my reviews that I snark on the title with a fair degree of gusto. That may give the wrong impression, however, as I actually do like this series quite a bit. In fact, it might even be my overall favorite of this batch of DC titles.

 

CYBORG ($2.99/monthly)
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07/2015:  (37) Cyborg #1 — 45,187
06/2016: (173) Cyborg #12 — 12,411
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09/2016: (31) Cyborg: Rebirth #1* — 64,169
09/2016: (37) Cyborg #1* — 56,280
10/2016: (80) Cyborg #2* — 37,797  (-36.8%)
10/2016: (98) Cyborg #3* — 32,505  (-4.9%)
11/2016: (104) Cyborg #4 — 28,303  (-9.2%)
11/2016: (108) Cyborg #5 — 25,772  (-7.1%)
12/2016: (113) Cyborg #6 — 21,287  (-2.3%)
12/2016: (124) Cyborg #7 — 19,788  (-2.4%)
01/2017: (141) Cyborg #8 — 18,562  (-4.2%)
02/2017: (136) Cyborg #9 — 16,274  (-4.5%)
03/2017: (158) Cyborg #10 — 14,977  (-8.0%)

from first New 52: -66.9%
from last New 52: +20.7%
from current #1: -73.4%

Yeah, so, this is ugly. As already noted, DC will probably keep this title going at least until the move comes out. But I can’t see it surviving much longer than that. But then, to my mind, Cyborg always was and always will be a Titan. Shoehorning him in as a founding member of the Justice League was just stupid. What I find particularly scary though is that 8 percent drop, given that March was still a $2.99 comic. The jump to $3.99 will probably bring a double-digit decline, I’m afraid.

I like Cyborg, but I like him as a Titan. So, I’ve never bothered with his solo titles. Giving him his own book seems to be an attempt by DC to press the company line that Vic is now a founding League member and thus a leading light in the DCU, rather than the company giving the fanbase a title it demands. DCN’s Steven Brown has not been thrilled of late either, giving Issue #11 just two DC Bullets and saying, “Although Will Conrad delivers great detail in his pencils and overall work, it’s the story that Semper Jr. provides that makes it fall flat.”

 

Now, for fun, let’s look at some other books DC is putting out under the JLA brand:

JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS ($3.99)
01/2017:   (4) JL/Power Rangers #1* — 86,589  [+6,854]
02/2017: (65) JL/Power Rangers #2* — 32,835  (-62.1%)
03/2017: (85) JL/Power Rangers #3 — 28,254  (-14.0%)

As I’ve said about books like this before, I think they are snapped up by collectors, not readers. Retailers seem to have a built-in expectation that those who buy the #1 aren’t going to bother with later issues. The second issue had a larger than usual drop from a #2. About twice normal, actually, as around 35 percent is what we look for. The March issue is off 14 percent, though, which is about on point. Still, this title, co-published with BOOM Studios, will probably be in the 15k range before it ends at #6. Even so, I bet we get a JL/PR II within a year.

I’ve skipped this book in part because I was way growed up by the time the Power Rangers came along, so there’s about zero nostalgia factor her for me. If they teamed the Justice League with Electa-Woman and Dynagirl, then maybe (Actually, that’d make a faboo Batman ’66 team-up!). Sean Blumenshine loves this title, though. He gave Issue #3 five DC Bullets and said, “This is a great read. There is a lot of action featuring a wide variety of heroes which makes it a lot of fun. Tom Taylor does a nice job of making the situation feel really intense but still fun and energetic. The art is gorgeous and a lot of fun to look at.” So, that’s a pretty strong recommendation, I’d say.

 

INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO ($2.99)
12/2016: (134) Injustice: Ground Zero #1 — 17,513
12/2016: (158) Injustice: Ground Zero #2 — 13,406  (-23.4%)
01/2017: (174) Injustice: Ground Zero #3 — 11,980  (-10.6%)
01/2017: (175) Injustice: Ground Zero #4 — 11,927  (-0.4%)
02/2017: (180) Injustice: Ground Zero #5 — 11,403  (-4.4%)
02/2017: (178) Injustice: Ground Zero #6 — 11,110  (-2.6%)
03/2017: (195) Injustice: Ground Zero #7 — 10,920  (-1.7%)
03/2017: (198) Injustice: Ground Zero #8 — 10,670  (-2.3%)

Based on the video game, this is scheduled to end at #12 and then roll over into INJUSTICE 2. But by that point the book promises to be selling at the bottom of the Top 300, if it can manage to stay on the chart at all. I think this also is digital first, though I’m not 100 percent certain on that. Either way, the title found its level fast and has held a pretty decent sales plateau, so there’s that.

I’m not into video games, so this is just fanfic to me. As near as I can tell, nobody at DCN is currently reviewing this title. So, I guess you’ve got to be really into the game for this to mean anything to you. Have you read this title? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments below what we’re missing out on.

 

SUPER POWERS ($2.99)
11/2016: (121) Super Powers #1 — 22,282
12/2016: (185) Super Powers #2 — 10,094  (-54.7%)
01/2017: (206) Super Powers #3 —  8,313  (-17.6%)
02/2017: (207) Super Powers #4 —  7,770  (-6.5%)
03/2017: (238) Super Powers #5 —  7,136  (-8.2%)

A kiddie comic. Or, more correctly, a toddler comic. At least that’s my conception of the book — that’s its’ targeted at kids too young too young to even grasp what reading is, let along being able to read. But this is another of Sean‘s regular reviews, and he gave the latest issue four Bullets, saying, “It’s big and fun with a lot of nice humor, creative action and a unique art style. I always look forward to reading this series.” Huh. So, maybe I should check this out after all.

 

And that about wraps it up. Next chart we’ll look at Young Animal and Vertigo comics. See ya then!

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Duke Harrington

A newspaper reporter since 2004, Duke Harrington currently writes for the Kennebunk Post and the South Portland Sentry. He lives in Western Maine with one wife, one dog, two cats, and 19,237 comic books.
  • Cameron Tevis

    Do you have more information on Hal and the Green Lantern Corps?