August 2016 Sales Figures


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Sales Figures Provided by Comic Book Resources

Was anyone really surprised by this result, as you can see DC dominated the month of August 2016, with only 2 Marvel titles listed in the top 20, one being Amazing Spider-Man #16, which we can attribute to it being the issue that started of “Before Dead No More Clone Conspiracy” and the other being Star Wars #22.

Now you might think with the huge success of issue #16 at an estimated 185,341 issues sold, #17 would follow suite, given that it’s the issue that kicks off the Prowler series, which to me is an odd move, which made it even more so that they would (SPOILER ALERT) kill off Hobie Brown, only to bring him back as a clone, nice way to begin a series don’t you think. But I digress given what the issue was about, you would think that the sales would be just as high, well, you would be wrong, because it only sold an estimated 74,869 issues, 59.60% less than #16 and, was also beaten by Black Panther #4 (22) and Darth Vader #24 (32) with the rest being DC and one Image comic.

So, with these latest figures and the HUGE drop in the following issue, what do you think the chances are that Dan Slott’s latest story will turn the tide for Amazing Spider-Man, remembering that the core story isn’t even in the main book, but a separate 5 issue mini series with tie-ins. Plus the fact that Dan Slott on social media is asking retailers to order more issues of “The Clone Conspiracy” stating that they would not have enough (Bleeding Cool).

And a personal question, because I am so giddy with Renew Your Vows being just a couple of months away, I REALLY what it to do well, very well, do you believe that with the current state the main book is in, that RYV could/will beat Amazing each and every month? Because if it does, it would be a great day indeed. Not only for us marriage supporters, but in also showing Marvel that a Married Spider-Man can and did work and that OMD was something that should never have happened.

TOP 100 COMICS

Qty Rank Title # Est Sales Prev Issue Prev Issue 
EstSales
+/-
1 Harley Quinn (2016) 1 359,957 * * *
2 All Star Batman (2016) 1 289,348 * * *
3 Suicide Squad (2016) 1 217,672 * * *
4 Amazing Spider-Man (2015) 16 185,341 15 93,580 91,761
5 Suicide Squad Rebirth (2016) 1 177,805 * * *
6 Batman (2016) 4 152,985 3 168,938 -15,953
7 Batman (2016) 5 142,142 4 152,985 -10,843
8 Justice League (2016) 2 127,402 1 209,187 -81,785
9 Harley Quinn (2016) 2 116,651 1 359,957 -243,306
10 Supergirl Rebirth (2016) 1 112,806 * * *
32 Amazing Spider-Man (2015) 17 74,869 16 185,341 -110,472
38 Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016) 8 69,519 7 62,059 7,460
55 Invincible Iron Man (2015) 12 50,570 11 49,438 1,132
59 Spider-Man (2016) 7 47,678 6 52,730 -5,052
60 All New All Different Avengers (2015) 13 46,257 12 46,313 -56
65 Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man (2016) 3 44,471 2 52,458 -7,987
83 Spider-Gwen (2015b) 11 36,211 10 35,136 1,075
92 Gwenpool (2015) 5 30,231 4 33,174 -2,943
97 Civil War Ii: Kingpin (2016) 2 28,720 1 48,289 -19,569
116 Spider-Man 2099 (2015) 13 22,792 12 22,479 313
120 Spider-Man 2099 (2015) 14 21,908 13 22,792 -884
121 Silk (2015b) 11 21,833 10 23,125 -1,292
123 Carnage (2015) 11 20,708 10 21,829 -1,121
129 Spider-Woman (2015) 10 19,251 9 20,937 -1,686
135 Spidey (2015) 9 18,348 8 20,011 -1,663
141 Venom: Space Knight (2015) 11 17,548 10 15,649 1,899
166 Web Warriors (2015) 10 14,065 9 15,256 -1,191

 TOP 100 TRADES

Qty
Rank
Title Est Sales Total Reported
Est Sales
1 Star Wars Darth Vader v3: Shu Torun War 7,098 7,098
2 Batman the Killing Joke Special Edition 6,863 70,431
3 Black Panther v1: Nation Under Our Feet 6,764 6,764
4 Spider-Man Deadpool v1: Isnt It Bromantic 6,762 6,762
5 Star Wars v3: Rebel Jail 6,689 6,689
6 Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6,584 6,584
7 Saga v6 6,414 36,803
8 Teen Titans Earth One v2 6,221 6,221
9 Harley Quinn Book and Mask Set 4,660 4,660
10 Harley Quinn and Suicide Squad an Adult 4,490 4,490
35 Spidey v1: First Day 2,379 2,379
57 Amazing Spider-Man Amazing Grace 1,702 1,702
63 Spider-Man By Todd Mcfarlane Omnibus 1,626 1,626
98 Invincible Iron Man v2: War Machines 1,233 3,260
182 Spider-Gwen v0: Most Wanted 721 10,310
214 Amazing Spider-Man Ult Newspaper Comics v3: 1981-1982 651 651
241 Spider-Man and Wolverine By Wells and Madureira 563 1,750
253 Spider-Men 536 1,198
255 Spider-Gwen v1: Greater Power 534 5,733

(1) Comment

  1. ac

    Man, you're really making me want to by RYV, even though i haven't bought a comic in a while... And i also found it interesting that Amazing had the highest issue number on the list...maybe renumbering your titles every other day really does help sales...

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