Hoknes Comics Monthly Comic Book Marketplace analysis for speculators, print runs, investors 2016 2015 by Terry Hoknes

JUNE 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

Civil War II #1 came in at a whopping 381,000 copies with a hefty $5.99 cover price and a ton of variant covers.

But it was really all the buzz of Rebirth over at DC Comics that got everyones attention and surprised retailers and readers alike with sellouts across the board on all titles. Retailers did NOT over order these books and were caught short on all titles with price increases immediately on all the early June DC releases.

Since Batman #1 from 2011 had become a $60.00 back issue even with a 180,000 print run collectors came out and hoarded copies of this new Batman #1 Volume 3 with 100,000 copies more this time and with no help from a bunch of variant covers. Batman #1 is therefore the only new DC rebirth relaunched title that retailers and speculators went heavy on but all other titles were ordered very safe.

DC therefore had the bulk of the top 20 titles this month with 4 Batman titles in the top 10 alone !

The asterisk beside each of these titles signifies that the books were returnable by retailers after a few months if they did not sell. So even with this fact retailers did not go crazy on orders playing it safe.

Not counting the Batman relaunched titles retailers ordered between 68,000 and 118,000 on all the other titles which is decent but not overly heavy.

Lets go back 5 years to September 2011 and see how big the DC New 52 launch was so we can properly compare sales.

Title

2011 #1

2016 #52

2016 ONE-SHOT

2016 NEW #1

Batman

188420

102000

199000

280000

Action Comics

182748

40000

75000

Green Lantern

141682

32000

99000

84000

Flash

129260

32000

89000

100000

Superman

118376

54000

118000

105000

Detective Comics

103392

43000

96000

Wonder Woman

76214

29000

94000

107000

Aquaman

72272

22000

68000

77000

Green Arrow

55000

20000

81000

69000

 

A few points to note stand out on this chart. The launch in 2011 was actually more successful than this new launch. Retailers definitely held back overall. However everyone definitely went big on Batman this time. The only Rebirth one-shot to actually break sales records was Green Arrow Rebirth #1 at an impressive 81,000 which was way higher than anyone could have guessed as that title has NEVER sold that well in any relaunch.

Due to coming out a bit later in June retailers had more time to raise their orders and actually Wonder Woman #1 and Aqua man #1 had the highest sales ever even beating the 2011 orders. Action Comics actually had the biggest drop this time most likely due to the fact that in 2011 it got a new #1 issue but this time it went back to legacy numbering.

Star Wars Han Solo #1 came in at strong debut at 152,000 beating the other Star Wars titles by a longshot.

Star Wars #20 sold 96,000 and Darth Vader #21 sold 79,000. Both titles now get an action figure variant each month. The Star Wars ones sell amazingly well but most have skipped past the Darth Vader ones so they might prove to be popular in the long run.

Star Wars Force Awakens Adaptation #1 sold only 79,000 which is a shame that it came out 7 months after the movie. A more timely release would likely have seen double that in sales at Christmas time.

Poe Dameron #3 sold only 60,000 copies.

Civil War II #1 had a hefty 381,000 but #2 also came out in June and dropped quickly to 152,000 copies.

Black Panther #3 is holding on strong at 75,000 copies.

Civil War II Amazing Spider-man #1 is an off-shot of the big eventg at a decent 72,000 copies

Walking Dead #155 once again is the biggest Image title at a decent but not impressive 71,000 copies.

Many collectors buy 2 copies if not more each month meaning there still might be less than 50,000 humans who actually read this comic book.

Captain America Steve Rogers #2 held on fairly strong at 66,000 after the #1 issue become a hot book overnight and jumped in price.

Deadpool VS Gambit #1 came in at a decent 65,000 for this new mini-series.

Spider-Man Deadpool #6 sold 64,000 copies and will likely go to reprint soon.

$3.99 Marvel 64,630

Harley Quinn might be the most popular collected DC character but she is still only selling a decent 55,000 copies.

Invincible Iron Man #10 featured an early appearance of Riri Williams the new female Iron Man at only 49,000 and a reprint is on the way now that she is the hot character of the summer.

Punisher #2 took a big dive to 47,000 after hitting over 100,000 last month.

Dc Universe Rebirth #1 2nd printing with a new hefty $5.99 cover price still sold a whopping 42,000 copies and still sold out going to a 3rd and 4th printing quickly.

Moon Knight #3 sold a decent 40,000 copies and the first 2 issues are now increasing in price as hot back issues.

Power Rangers Pink #1 sold 39,000 at Boom proving this line is truly popular and has legs.

Paper Girls #6 had a reasonable print run of 36,000 copies but still sold out instantly and gone to 2nd printing proving the popularity of this series and writer.

Wacky Raceland #1 from DC came in at a decent 34,000 copies over a bunch of variant covers.

Gwenpool #3 held on at 33,000 copies.

Uncanny Inhumans #11 featured a ton of buzz with the 1st app of Mosaic and sales went crazy quickly on all covers with a modest 29,000 print run.

Vote Loki #1 came in at a fairly weak 29,000 copies for Marvel.

Vision #8 held on at 22,000 copies while back issues all starting jumping in price like crazy due to continuous demand and high praise.

Retailers got smart with Haunted Mansion #4 and have now raised their orders to 21,000 proving the demand is truly there for this series.

Adventures Of Supergirl #3 got a big boost in orders from retailers even higher than the debut issue. Mainly due to their also being a blank sketch cover. #3 sold 20,000 copies and #4 sold 13,000 so we can guess than that the blank sketch has a print run of approx 7,000 copies.

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy #1 this teamup of the DC Batman themed series at Boom still only sold a modest 20,000 copies and could prove to be a popular one long term.

TMNT Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 is a new weekly mini-series coming in at a reasonable 18,000 copies.l

TMNT Ongoing #59 rumoured to feature the death of Splinter this issue was an instant sellout and prices jumped like crazy with a 16,000 print run of numerous covers.

Black Panther #2 2nd printing had a high print run of 16,000 copies as many speculators knew ahead of time to pick up the Run With Jewels reprint variant cover.

Marvel decided to start releasing a new reprint series called Timely Comics which reprints the first 3 issues all bound together in a new cheap $3.00 priced thick comic for many of their current titles.

Timely Comics All New All Different Avengers #1 was the best selling in the series at 14,000 copies.

Timely Comics Totally Awesome Hulk #1 sold 13,000

Timely Comics Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 sold 13,000

Timely Comics Doctor Strange #1 sold 8,000

Timely Comics Daredevil #1 sold 6,500

Timely Comics Invincible Iron Man #1 sold 5,600 copies

Captain America Steve Rogers #1 2nd printing sold 13,000 copies featuring Hail Hydra on the cover.

Tales From The Darkside #1 based on the 1980s horror TV series came in at a decent 12,000 from IDW.

Fix #3 continued to sell out quickly for Image and go to a new printing with initial orders of only 11,000 copies.

Renato Jones One Percent #2 came in at 10,500 copies.

Hillbilly #1 from Albatross had a very impressive order of 10,300 copies from the Goon creator. Still it sold out and shot up in price to collectors immediately up to $15.00

Diamond had a big sale on Marvel back issues which allowed Amazing Spider-man #1 and Deadpool #1 to sell thousands and thousands of copies sitting in the Diamond warehouse.

She Wolf #1 the latest ongoing series from Image Comics sold only 9,100 copies and of course sold out quickly.

Sherlock A Study In Pink #1 based on the TV show at Titan Comics sold 9,000 copies across numerous variant covers.

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #2 sold 8,700 for Black Mask - a big drop from #1 but still decent for a small indie publisher.

Pink Panther #1 was relaunched as a comic book series from American Mythology at 8,400 across a bunch of variant covers.

Black Panther #1 3rd printing sold a decent 8,200 copies.

There was lots of buzz for Lucas Stand #1 but came in at a weak 8,000 for Boom Studios causing a sellout of course.

Spider-Man Deadpool #1 6th printing with a new cover sold 7,900 copies at Marvel.

Jade Street Protection Services #1 from Black Mask debuted at 7,400 copies

Scarlet #10 once again got very little attention selling a weak 7,300 copies and this could become a hot issue with new movie rumours

Con Mans Spectrum #1 from Nathan Fillion of Castle sold a reasonable 6,600 copies at Automatic Pictures

Revisionist #1 is the latest ongoing title from Aftershock Comics and came in at a decent 5,000 copies.

La Muerta Descent #1 has a very hefty cover price of $7.99 from Coffin featuring sexy bad girl artwork and a ton of variant covers making the print run of 3,600 overall quite low.

Dreamworks Shrek #1 from Joe Books is based on the ultra successful animated movie series but nobody seemed to care this month as this book quietly appeared on shelves with a crazy low print run of 2,900 copies - could this be a popular long term seller ?

WORST SELLING TITLES OF THE BIG PUBLISHERS IN JUNE 2016

DC had 31 titles this month sell less than 20,000 copies

1

296

Sheriff of Babylon

7

$3.99

DC

5714

2

278

Batman Europa Directors Cut

1

$5.99

DC

6327

3

277

Clean Room

9

$3.99

DC

6335

4

247

Bloodlines

3

$2.99

DC

7371

5

240

Justice League

50

$5.99

DC

7683

6

239

Scooby Apocalypse

1

$3.99

DC

7889

7

232

Future Quest

1

$3.99

DC

8129

8

225

DC Universe Rebirth

1

$2.99

DC

8436

9

215

Doctor Fate

13

$2.99

DC

9067

10

210

Teen Titans Go

16

$2.99

DC

9324

11

205

Superman

52

$3.99

DC

9672

12

203

Legends of Tomorrow

4

$7.99

DC

9677

13

198

Astro City

36

$3.99

DC

9960

14

190

Lucifer

7

$3.99

DC

10382

15

179

Black Canary

12

$2.99

DC

12046

16

173

Cyborg

12

$2.99

DC

12411

17

171

Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot Katana

6

$4.99

DC

12584

18

166

Batman Beyond

13

$2.99

DC

13025

19

163

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

12

$2.99

DC

13318

20

160

Adventures of Supergirl

4

$2.99

DC

13454

21

156

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

11

$2.99

DC

13682

22

144

Constantine The Hellblazer

13

$2.99

DC

15697

23

142

Legend of Wonder Woman

7

$3.99

DC

15820

24

136

Red Hood Arsenal

13

$2.99

DC

16389

25

133

Teen Titans Annual

2

$4.99

DC

16624

26

128

Earth 2 Society

13

$2.99

DC

17430

27

126

Swamp Thing

6

$2.99

DC

17778

28

120

Deathstroke Annual

2

$4.99

DC

18254

29

117

Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion

6

$2.99

DC

18459

30

116

DC Comics Bombshells

14

$3.99

DC

18492

31

113

Teen Titans

21

$2.99

DC

18766

 

Marvel had 41 titles this month sell less than 20,000 copies

1

299

Timely Comics Invincible Iron Man

1

$3.00

Marvel

5601

2

298

Moon Knight

2

$3.99

Marvel

5658

3

268

Timely Comics Daredevil

1

$3.00

Marvel

6557

4

266

Deadpool

1

$4.99

Marvel

6587

5

260

Civil War II

0

$4.99

Marvel

6696

6

246

Scarlet

10

$3.95

Marvel

7386

7

244

Dark Tower Drawing of Three Bitter Medicine

3

$3.99

Marvel

7433

8

237

Spider-Man Deadpool

1

$3.99

Marvel

7914

9

235

Timely Comics Doctor Strange

1

$3.00

Marvel

8040

10

229

Black Panther

1

$4.99

Marvel

8251

11

211

Amazing Spider-Man

1

$5.99

Marvel

9247

12

199

Amazing Spider-Man

1

$5.99

Marvel

9953

13

196

Year of Marvels Incredible

1

$4.99

Marvel

10104

14

187

Hyperion

4

$3.99

Marvel

10689

15

186

Drax

8

$3.99

Marvel

10707

16

183

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever

5

$3.99

Marvel

11327

17

169

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

8

$3.99

Marvel

12721

18

167

Captain America Steve Rogers

1

$4.99

Marvel

13009

19

161

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat

7

$3.99

Marvel

13396

20

159

Timely Comics Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

1

$3.00

Marvel

13473

21

155

Timely Comics Totally Awesome Hulk

1

$3.00

Marvel

13732

22

148

Guardians of Infinity

7

$4.99

Marvel

14592

23

147

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

9

$3.99

Marvel

14692

24

146

Timely Comics All New All Different Avengers

1

$3.00

Marvel

14881

25

145

Agents of Shield

6

$3.99

Marvel

15689

26

141

Web Warriors

8

$3.99

Marvel

15953

27

139

Mockingbird

4

$3.99

Marvel

15975

28

138

Venom Space Knight

9

$3.99

Marvel

16006

29

137

Black Panther

2

$3.99

Marvel

16013

30

135

Contest of Champions

9

$3.99

Marvel

16423

31

134

Nighthawk

2

$3.99

Marvel

16522

32

132

Venom Space Knight

8

$3.99

Marvel

16658

33

131

Star-Lord

8

$3.99

Marvel

16762

34

129

Amazing Spider-Man and Silk Spiderfly Effect

4

$4.99

Marvel

17072

35

127

Howard The Duck

8

$3.99

Marvel

17569

36

124

All New Inhumans

8

$3.99

Marvel

17865

37

118

Astonishing Ant-Man

9

$3.99

Marvel

18382

38

115

Scarlet Witch

7

$3.99

Marvel

18496

39

114

Squadron Supreme

8

$3.99

Marvel

18676

40

111

Spider-Woman

8

$3.99

Marvel

19658

41

110

Nova

8

$3.99

Marvel

19720

 

Image had only 4 titles this month sell MORE than 20,000 copies

1

293

Wolf

8

$3.50

Image

5838

2

292

Island

8

$7.99

Image

5849

3

284

Revival

40

$3.99

Image

6004

4

279

Nowhere Men

10

$2.99

Image

6307

5

257

Casanova Acedia

5

$3.99

Image

6802

6

254

Grizzly Shark

3

$3.99

Image

6873

7

253

Thief of Thieves

32

$2.99

Image

6934

8

242

Cry Havoc

6

$3.99

Image

7571

9

236

Head Lopper

4

$5.99

Image

7938

10

231

Rumble

11

$3.50

Image

8139

11

224

Nailbiter

22

$2.99

Image

8477

12

223

Midnight of the Soul

1

$3.50

Image

8478

13

218

Birthright

16

$2.99

Image

9015

14

217

Discipline

4

$2.99

Image

9017

15

214

She Wolf

1

$3.99

Image

9124

16

209

Manifest Destiny

20

$2.99

Image

9399

17

207

Beauty

8

$3.99

Image

9577

18

195

Pretty Deadly

10

$3.50

Image

10119

19

194

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw

11

$2.99

Image

10140

20

189

Black Road

3

$3.99

Image

10484

21

188

Renato Jones One Percent

2

$3.99

Image

10565

22

185

Deadly Class

21

$3.99

Image

10892

23

184

Fix

3

$3.99

Image

11128

24

181

Injection

10

$2.99

Image

11771

25

178

Plutona

5

$2.99

Image

12197

26

172

Invincible

129

$2.99

Image

12510

27

153

Low

14

$3.99

Image

13903

28

149

Lazarus

22

$3.99

Image

14117

29

125

Wicked & Divine

20

$3.50

Image

17831

30

123

Goddamned

4

$3.99

Image

18071

31

122

East of West

27

$3.99

Image

18146

32

121

Bitch Planet

8

$3.99

Image

18158

33

109

Descender

12

$2.99

Image

19782

34

89

I Hate Fairyland

6

$3.50

Image

26095

35

86

Jupiters Legacy Vol. 2

1

$3.99

Image

28409

36

69

Paper Girls

6

$2.99

Image

36385

37

31

Walking Dead

155

$2.99

Image

71755

 

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MAY 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com     www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

DC Comics cancelled all their big selling titles and are relaunching them all next month. In the meantime the new universe was given a cheap priced one-shot which had impressive orders of 235,000 copies this month putting it way in the lead for #1 place. Even then stores did not order enough for demand and reprints were announced immediately. There was a 1:100 ratio variant for this one-shot basically 1 copy per store so should be approx 2,000 copies printed.

Marvel began their big event for the summer with Civil War II cashing in on the 10th anniversary of the original Civil War series and also the recent Captain America Civil War movie. #0 with a hefty $4.99 cover price still brought in 177,000 copies

After that sales drop quickly

Punisher #1 was the best selling non-event comic of the month at 110,000 for Marvel

Batman #52 was the final issue of the acclaimed series bringing in 102,000 for DC

Captain America Steve Rogers #1 was a surprise hit even with a hefty print run of 99,000 selling out quickly and hitting up to $40.00 a copy within a week of release with reprints on the way.

Star Wars #19 continued its slow dip down to 95,000 but still enough to rank 6th of May.

Justice League #50 had lots of hype and hefty cover price at $5.99 but still sold out quickly at 92,000 copies

Darth Vader #20 with a hefty $4.99 brought in 86,000 copies - it was announced that the title will be cancelled with #25.

Black Panther #1 had massive print run of over 300,000 copies and #2 came in a more realistic 77,000 copies but still impressive and still a fast sell out with reprints on the way.

Scooby Apocalypse #1 was a new Scooby Doo series for all ages from DC and came in at a surprise 69,000 copies featuring Jim Lee cover artwork and even sold out due to 8 variant covers.

Walking Dead #154 is a key issue with 1st app of Beta at 68,000 copies selling out quickly. This will be a long term popular key issue.

Spider-man Deadpool #5 came in at 63,000 of the ever popular series that keeps selling out so expect reprints on this issue like all other issues.

Deadpool #12 is a key issue with 1st app of new character plus the 2nd app of a character at 57,000.

Superman #52 featured the death of Superman at a modest 54,000 copies and the final issue of series.

Amazing Spiderman, Old Man Logan, All New All Different Avengers, All New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men are now the best selling regular published monthly Marvel titles (not counting ones I already mentioned)

All New All Different Avengers #9 features 1st app of new female Wasp character. So far its not heating up but she is getting her own series this fall so this could yet heat up. There is a 1:50 ratio variant.

Invincible Iron Man #9 features the first full appearance of Riri Williams who will be the new teenage black female Iron Man. Media buzz came for this book later on and so this book is now a major key issue with a print run of only 49,000.

Future Quest #1 from DC features Jonny Quest and other classic 1960’s tv cartoon characters. A bunch of variant covers brought the print run up to 48,000.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #5 is the final issue of the Star Wars series dropping to only 48,000 copies.

Marvel relaunched Thunderbolts #1 at 45,000

Daredevil Punisher #1 is a new mini-series at a reasonable 42,000 copies.

Gwenpool #2 took a big dip in sales down to 38,000 copies. #0 sold only 33,000 and reprints the 1st app.

Moon Knight #2 sold out and has been increasing in price with only 35,000 copies and reprint on the way.

Batman Superman #32 heated up quickly as everyone believed it was 1st app of the new Chinese Superman. Its been debated heavily if this is true but meanwhile hundreds of copies sold up to $15.00 each quickly.

Valiant’s latest event 4001 AD #1 came in at 27,000 with a ton of variant covers.

Superman American Alien #7 is the final issue of the popular series that heated up. 26,000 copies in total making the print run of the Jock ratio variant of 1:25 at about 1,000 copies. It heated up quickly.

Invader Zim #9 staying super strong for Oni Press at 23,000 copies.

Star Wars #1 from 1977 the original comic was reprinted as a $1.00 True Believers edition at a decent 21,000 copies. This may prove to be collectable in the future. A new $1.00 printing of the current Marvel #1 was 18,000 copies. Darth Vader #1 new $1.00 printing sold 17,000. Droids #1 from 1986 was reprinted at 14,000 copies. Vader Down #1 sold 12,000 copies.

Vision #7 - the rave reviews keep coming and sales are slowly sneaking back up to 19,000 copies. Early issues are growing in price and interest.

Superman Lois and Clark #8 is the final issue of the series at only 18,000 and an instant sellout featuring Superman’s son becoming the new Superboy as a youth.

Haunted Mansion has been selling out and going to 2nd printing each issue. This month #3 came out at a decent 17,000 copies. The 1:10 ratio variant once again selling out quickly.

Supergirl has been a hit on TV this year so she got a new mini-series but retailers really held back on this only ordering 16,000 copies. This could still prove to be a potential hot book in the future. #2 sold 11,000 copies.

Black Panther #1 2nd printing had high demand coming in strong at 15,000 copies.

Renato Jones One Percent #1 from Image sold 14,000 and sold out quickly going to 2nd printing. Its slowly heating up in price.

Tank Girl 2 Girls 1 Tank #1 was a hit for Titan at 14,000 copies with a few variant covers but all sold out quickly at Diamond and may prove to go up in value over time.

Micronauts #2 took a big dive in orders at only 12,000 copies across a bunch of variant covers.

Archangel #1 had lots of buzz from IDW and came in at a so-so print run of 11,000 copies.

Penny Dreadful #1 from Titan based on the TV show sold out quickly everywhere with only 11,000 copies across many variant covers. The photo variant cover heated up the most.

Fix #2 received a lot of buzz but only sold 10,000 copies for Image Comics - not sure if we can call this a success though of course it sold out and started to heat up.

Dungeons and Dragons #1 from IDW based on the popular game came in at 9,000 copies over a couple covers.

Scarlet #8 sold only 8,000 copies for Marvel and was unnoticed by most readers and collectors but a potential new movie/tv show was rumoured. Scarlet #9 sold 7,300 copies

Spider-man Deadpool #1 5th printing came in at 7,600 copies and again sold out quickly and heated up a little bit.

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas #1 from IDW based on the famous author book came in at 7,500 copies.

Vikings #1 based on the TV show had a bunch of variant covers and sold out quickly with lots of pre-sale buzz at only 6,700 copies for Titan Comics.

Over the Garden Wall ongoing #2 sold only 6,400 copies for Boom but a reprint is sure to come.

Disney Princess #3 sold 6,400 for Joe Books and followed the past 2 sell out issues and might heat up in the future.

Disney Magic Kingdom Comics #1 came in at a hefty $6.99 cover price and sold only 5,900 copies over 2 covers including a Carl Barks cover !.

Smosh #1 sold only 5,700 copies for Dynamite over 4 covers including a Star Wars Han Solo Carbonite variant cover which heated up to $20.00 quickly.

Moon Knight #1 2nd printing sold 5,400 copies with a 3rd printing likely to come.

Stargate Atlantis was brought back to comics with a new series but sold only 5,400 copies for American Mythology over 5 variant covers.

Disney Darkwing Duck #2 sold 5,000 for Joe Books and could be a potential collectible in the future.

As usual all the Zenescope and Aftershock titles sold in the 4,000 copies range per title. Other small indie publishers did not even chart on the Diamond top 300 this month.

DC now has 41 different titles selling less than 20,000 copies this month.

1

297

Scooby Doo Where Are You

69

$2.99

DC

5040

2

284

Suiciders King of Hella

3

$3.99

DC

5375

3

274

Sheriff of Babylon

6

$3.99

DC

5615

4

253

Clean Room

8

$3.99

DC

6394

5

211

Omega Men

12

$2.99

DC

8218

6

208

Scooby Doo Team Up

16

$2.99

DC

8400

7

204

Bloodlines

2

$2.99

DC

8959

8

200

Doctor Fate

12

$2.99

DC

9168

9

197

Midnighter

12

$2.99

DC

9354

10

193

Astro City

35

$3.99

DC

9996

11

184

Lucifer

6

$3.99

DC

10701

12

180

Batman 66 Meets The Man From Uncle

6

$2.99

DC

11060

13

174

Legends of Tomorrow

3

$7.99

DC

11354

14

172

Adventures of Supergirl

2

$2.99

DC

11494

15

171

Justice League 3001

12

$2.99

DC

11623

16

161

Secret Six

14

$2.99

DC

12118

17

159

Gotham Academy

18

$2.99

DC

12410

18

158

Cyborg

11

$2.99

DC

12425

19

156

Martian Manhunter

12

$2.99

DC

12555

20

155

Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot Katana

5

$4.99

DC

12725

21

151

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

10

$2.99

DC

13332

22

149

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

9

$2.99

DC

13539

23

147

We Are Robin

12

$3.99

DC

14204

24

135

Sinestro

23

$2.99

DC

15430

25

130

Constantine The Hellblazer

12

$2.99

DC

15904

26

129

Legend of Wonder Woman

6

$3.99

DC

15924

27

127

Catwoman

52

$2.99

DC

16146

28

125

Starfire

12

$2.99

DC

16361

29

124

Red Hood Arsenal

12

$2.99

DC

16402

30

122

Legend of Wonder Woman

5

$3.99

DC

16583

31

121

Adventures of Supergirl

1

$2.99

DC

16704

32

112

Titans Hunt

8

$3.99

DC

17412

33

111

Earth 2 Society

12

$2.99

DC

17492

34

109

Swamp Thing

5

$2.99

DC

18021

35

108

DC Comics Bombshells

13

$3.99

DC

18046

36

106

Batman Beyond

12

$2.99

DC

18133

37

105

Dark Knight III Master Race

4 Coll. Ed.

$12.99

DC

18226

38

104

Superman Lois and Clark

8

$3.99

DC

18284

39

103

DC Comics Bombshells

12

$3.99

DC

18512

40

102

Teen Titans

20

$2.99

DC

18593

41

101

Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion

5

$2.99

DC

18699

 

Marvel now has 41 different titles selling less than 20,000 copies this month.

1

289

Starbrand and Nightmask

6

$3.99

Marvel

5216

2

287

Spider-Man Deadpool reprint

3

$3.99

Marvel

5235

3

281

Moon Knight reprint

1

$4.99

Marvel

5450

4

229

Scarlet

9

$3.95

Marvel

7385

5

221

Dark Tower Drawing of Three Bitter Medicine

2

$3.99

Marvel

7597

6

220

Spider-Man Deadpool reprint

1

$3.99

Marvel

7601

7

217

Red Wolf

6

$3.99

Marvel

7773

8

209

Powers

6

$3.99

Marvel

8237

9

206

Scarlet

8

$3.95

Marvel

8492

10

195

Weirdworld

6

$3.99

Marvel

9877

11

192

True Believers Star Wars Lando reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

10013

12

185

True Believers Star Wars Chewbacca reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

10483

13

181

True Believers Star Wars Kanan reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

10916

14

178

True Believers Star Wars Shattered Empire reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

11129

15

176

Drax

7

$3.99

Marvel

11259

16

173

True Believers Star Wars Covers

1

$1.00

Marvel

11435

17

168

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat

6

$3.99

Marvel

11822

18

167

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever

4

$3.99

Marvel

11972

19

163

Illuminati

7

$3.99

Marvel

12093

20

160

True Believers Star Wars Vader Down reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

12268

21

153

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

7

$3.99

Marvel

12879

22

152

Hyperion

3

$3.99

Marvel

13204

23

148

True Believers Star Wars Droids reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

14004

24

140

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

8

$3.99

Marvel

15131

25

139

Star-Lord

7

$3.99

Marvel

15147

26

137

Nova

7

$3.99

Marvel

15377

27

133

Black Panther reprint

1

$4.99

Marvel

15523

28

131

Guardians of Infinity

6

$4.99

Marvel

15728

29

123

Web Warriors

7

$3.99

Marvel

16445

30

119

Scarlet Witch

6

$3.99

Marvel

16842

31

117

Contest of Champions

8

$3.99

Marvel

17085

32

116

True Believers Star Wars Darth Vader reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

17109

33

115

Haunted Mansion

3

$3.99

Marvel

17126

34

114

Venom Space Knight

7

$3.99

Marvel

17370

35

113

Agents of Shield

5

$3.99

Marvel

17410

36

107

Howard The Duck

7

$3.99

Marvel

18122

37

100

All New Inhumans

7

$3.99

Marvel

18833

38

99

True Believers Star Wars reprint

1

$1.00

Marvel

18950

39

97

Squadron Supreme

7

$3.99

Marvel

19486

40

96

Vision

7

$3.99

Marvel

19623

41

95

Amazing Spider-Man and Silk Spiderfly Effect

3

$4.99

Marvel

19949

 

Image Comics has only 3 titles that sell more than 18,000 copies this month.

1

299

Legacy of Luther Strode

6

$3.50

Image

5015

2

291

Snowfall

4

$3.99

Image

5142

3

277

Island

7

$7.99

Image

5503

4

275

Wolf

7

$3.50

Image

5608

5

272

Revival

39

$3.99

Image

5764

6

234

Grizzly Shark

2

$3.99

Image

7353

7

228

Cry Havoc

5

$3.99

Image

7457

8

212

Nailbiter

21

$2.99

Image

8196

9

201

Discipline

3

$2.99

Image

9161

10

199

Beauty

7

$3.99

Image

9178

11

194

Manifest Destiny

19

$2.99

Image

9900

12

191

3 Floyds Alpha King

1

$3.99

Image

10055

13

189

Black Road

2

$3.99

Image

10131

14

186

Fix

2

$3.99

Image

10433

15

177

Jupiters Circle Vol. 2

6

$3.99

Image

11177

16

166

Invincible

128

$2.99

Image

11982

17

164

Rat Queens

16

$3.99

Image

12092

18

144

Renato Jones One Percent

1

$3.99

Image

14857

19

134

Southern Bastards

14

$3.50

Image

15437

20

128

Spawn

263

$2.99

Image

16109

21

118

Wicked & Divine

19

$3.50

Image

16929

22

110

East of West

26

$3.50

Image

17645

23

92

Monstress

6

$3.99

Image

20850

24

86

Tokyo Ghost

7

$3.99

Image

21487

25

13

Walking Dead

154

$2.99

Image

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APRIL 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com     www.HoknesUSA.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

First of all only 11 comics now sell more than 70,000 comics a month to a North American population of 400 million people.

Black Panther #1 came in first place for the month but it appears there is a loot crate version or similar type of company that may have printed 200,000 copies. This would explain why this comic regular cover sold out so easily as it may only be 53,000 copies of the cover available to comic shops.

Poe Dameron came in as one of the strongest Star Wars debuts ever at 175,000 copies due to many variant covers.

It was a huge Star Wars month as a one-shot Special C3PO #1 came in at a hefty 120,000 copies even topping the sales of the regular Star Wars and Darth Vader titles which sadly are starting to dip in sales both now under 100,000 each month. Which may help lead to the cancellation of Darth Vader with #25.

Gwenpool #1 had a lot of hype but stores held back orders and only ordered 100,000 compared to Spider-Gwen #1 which sold 254,000 last year. This makes all the variants of Gwenpool quite a bit scarcer.

Harley Quinn had 4 different books out this month - the biggest seller was the Suicide Squad April Fools Special #1 at a hefty 75,000 copies. There is a 1:50 ratio variant so there is likely only 1,000 copies out there of the black and white Jim Lee variant. #27 1st full appearance of Red Tool came in at 54,000. Her Gang Of Harleys #1 came in at 52,000. Harleys Little Black Book #3 came in at only 41,000 copies despite having a Zatanna cover story and a 1:25 variant by Joseph Michael Linsner making that variant likely only about 1,000 copies and should be super popular for years to come.

Batman continues to be DC’s biggest selling regular comic at 101,000 and Amazing Spider-man is Marvel’s biggest selling regular comic at 73,000.

Walking Dead continues to be Image Comics best selling title at 67,000. So its still likely that no more than 50,000 actual people read the comic book of the huge TV show.

The hottest back issue of the year for Marvel is Spider-man Deadpool. #1 will soon have a 5th printing. The latest issue #4 came in at a strong 64,000 copies tying Deadpool #10 in sales.

Moon Knight had a huge launch with great hype and sold out quickly selling a decent 60,000 copies.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 took a predicted big drop from the hefty orders of #1 but still came in at a very respectable 58,000 copies which is huge for the publisher Boom.

Empress #1 from Mark Millar at Marvel debuted at 55,000 copies and quickly sold out going to 2nd print. Movie news was announced. This book has a ton of rare variants including a 1:200 which will be very hard to locate.

Obi-Wan and Anakin #4 sold only 50,000 copies in the Star Wars franchise.

Saga #36 came in at 48,000 and is the 2nd best selling title for Image.

Daredevil #6 sold 48,000 and is one of the hottest of the relaunched Marvel titles with all issues selling out and higher prices now on all 1st printings.

The big Final Days and Death of Superman storyline began in April across various DC titles. Superman #51 is part 1 and sold out quickly at only 38,000 copies and features the 1st appearance of the “flame” Superman. Batman Superman #31 sold 34,000. Action #51 sold 32,000. Superman Wonder Woman #28 sold 28,000 copies.

The latest batch of Marvel #2 issues all landed in the same sales range.

Black Widow #2 at 34,000, X-Men #92 at 33,000, Mockingbird #2 at 32,000.

Micronauts #1 was relaunched at IDW after a 12 year break from comics. A bunch of variants including 4 store exclusive covers. Hoknes USA did an exclusive Action Figure variant. Total sales of all variants was a respectable 25,000 copies. Not taking the world by storm but a strong launch for IDW.

Superman American Alien #6 sold 25,000 copies for this title that has become the biggest back issue hit of the year for DC Comics with early issues all selling for high prices and as high as $85.00 for a set.

Poison Ivy Cycle Of Life and Death #4 sold 22,000 copies but has become a huge hit as a back issue seller with all issues selling above cover price now.

Haunted Mansion #2 sold 22,000 copies based on the Disneyland ride attraction. #1 was a huge surprise hit and sold out and selling already at $25.00. #2 also quickly sold out at Diamond with its 3 covers so its expected this book has a good chance of rising in price here soon.

Monstress #5 sold 21,000 for Image. Early issues are all selling for record prices and #5 is also sold out at Diamond.


Outcast #18 sold 21,000 for Image. Robert Kirkmans TV show debuts in June - if it’s a hit people will be hunting out complete runs of this title.

Green Arrow #51 died in this issue which had little hype - the print run was only 21,000 copies making it a tough one to find.

Swamp Thing #4 sold 18,000 for DC Comics. Another popular mini-series that back issues are now selling above cover and in sets.

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank #1 sold 17,000 for Black Mask making it possibly their biggest selling title ever for the small publisher. Even then regular covers sold out quickly leading to a 2nd printing. There many exclusive variants which help account for much of the print run.

Fix #1 from Image sold 14,000 copies - this was the first Image title to sell out in advance of release in over a year as Image now prints extra copies but this still sold out quickly and is now going to a 3rd printing. 1st and 2nd printings are already selling for 5x cover price.

Bloodlines #1 from DC is their big event book of the summer. They did not promote it and kept it low key and that also turned into low orders from retailers with a shocking low 14,000 copies.

X-Files #1 was relaunched again from IDW at 14,000 copies with a bunch of variant covers.

DC Comics Essentials Batman Death of The Family #1 sold 11,000 copies - This is a $1.00 reprint edition and may prove to be popular in the future.

Batman 66 Meets The Man From Uncle #5 sold 11,000 copies for DC. This series is now selling out at Diamond and back issues are very popular.

Strawberry Shortcake #1 sold only 10,000 copies for IDW and could prove to be a hard book to find in the future and 2nd printing is on the way.

Grizzly Shark #1 had a very weak debut from Image at only 10,000 and of course sold out.

Over Garden Wall Ongoing #1 sold only 10,000 for Boom. There is a 1:33 variant cover which should be extremely rare with likely only 100 copies printed.

Dept H #1 from Jeff Lemire at Dark Horse sold only 9,000 copies

Teen Titans Go #15 sold 9,000 copies for DC. This all ages comic has been ignored by many collectors but its surprisingly super rare to find. All issues are sold out at Diamond when released and all early issues bring high back issue prices.

Rough Riders #1 had a strong debut from Aftershock at 8,700 copies with a $1.99 cover price and did sell out.

Dark Souls #1 from Titan sold 8,200 copies with a bunch of variant covers and heated up quickly selling out everywhere.

Bruce Lee Dragon Rises #1 sold 8,000 copies for Darby Pop with 2 regular covers based on the legendary martial arts expert.

Disney Darkwing Duck #1 sold 7,700 copies for Joe Books.

House of Penance #1 sold 7,700 for Dark Horse of this cool looking horror title.

Heartthrob #1 sold 7,400 for Oni Press including a cool Fleetwood Mac album homage variant.

Disney Princess # 2 this book sold 7,200 for Joe Books and quietly sold out everywhere. This series is on a winning streak so far.

Conan The Avenger #25 final issue sold 6,900 for Dark Horse. A new Conan series is coming.

Haunted Mansion #1 2nd printing sold 6,700 copies proving the extreme success of this title. Though this #1 is fairly scarce and also selling way above cover so a 3rd print should be coming.

Joyride #1 sold 6,700 copies for Boom and quickly sold out and getting a 2nd print.

Black Eyed Kids #1 sold 6,600 copies for Aftershock at $1.99 cover price and quickly sold out with lots of hype.

Spider-man Deadpool #1 4th print sold 6,400 copies but proving to be quite a tough one to find as well - all these later printings are much rarer than the 1st one and collectors are wanting each printing.

Three Stooges Boys Are Back #1 sold 5,900 copies for American Mythology - each variant cover has about 1,000 copies printed.

Sheriff of Babylon #5 sold only 5,800 copies for DC - back issues are very popular on this title hitting higher prices.

Starbrand and Night mask #5 - could this be the rarest Marvel comic ever printed ? 5,600 copies !!

Mighty Zodiac #1 sold 4,300 copies for Oni Press.

Irwin Allen Lost In Space #2 based on the 1960’s TV show sold 3,800 copies for American Mythology.

Superzero #5 sold 3,800 copies for Aftershock - demand for back issues is growing and #1 now has a 2nd printing. A title to watch from Amanda Conner.

Lady Death Chaos Rules #1 sold only 3,100 copies for Coffin with a hefty cover price of $7.99. This print run may include all the variants including the J Scott Campbell variant cover which cost $25.00 - if so thetn its print run is going to be very small.

Madballs #1 was relaunched as a comic after a 30 year break with 2,900 copies from Lion Forge. There is a 1:5 and 1:10 ratio variants which will be extremely limited to possibly less than 100 copies each !!

THE WORST SELLING DC COMICS OF APRIL 2016

1

Survivors Club

7

$3.99

DC

4516

2

Art Ops

7

$3.99

DC

4564

3

Dark and Bloody

3

$3.99

DC

4757

4

Unfollow

6

$3.99

DC

4815

5

Scooby Doo Where Are You ALL AGES

68

$2.99

DC

4892

6

Jacked

6

$3.99

DC

4917

7

Dark Knight III Master Race REPRINT

2

$5.99

DC

5352

8

Fables The Wolf Among Us

16

$3.99

DC

5723

9

Sheriff of Babylon

5

$3.99

DC

5810

10

Suiciders King of Hella

2

$3.99

DC

6123

11

Clean Room

7

$3.99

DC

6518

12

Dc Comics Essentials JLA REPRINT

1

$1.00

DC

7617

13

Omega Men

11

$2.99

DC

8281

14

Batman RE-ORDERS

50

$5.99

DC

8850

15

Teen Titans Go

15

$2.99

DC

9210

16

Doctor Fate

11

$2.99

DC

9257

17

Midnighter

11

$2.99

DC

9435

18

Astro City

34

$3.99

DC

10120

19

Lucifer

5

$3.99

DC

11049

20

Batman 66 Meets The Man From Uncle

5

$2.99

DC

11187

21

DC Comics Essentials Batman Death of The Family REPRINT

1

$1.00

DC

11570

22

Justice League 3001

11

$2.99

DC

11960

23

Secret Six

13

$2.99

DC

12437

24

Black Canary

11

$2.99

DC

12560

25

Legends of Tomorrow

2

$7.99

DC

12728

26

Gotham Academy

17

$2.99

DC

12743

27

Wonder Woman 77 Special

3

$7.99

DC

12888

28

Black Canary

10

$2.99

DC

13061

29

Catwoman

51

$2.99

DC

13150

30

Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot Katana

4

$4.99

DC

13452

31

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

8

$2.99

DC

13560

32

Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five

7

$2.99

DC

13823

33

Bloodlines

1

$2.99

DC

14941

34

Cyborg

10

$2.99

DC

15256

35

Martian Manhunter

11

$2.99

DC

15269

36

Constantine The Hellblazer

11

$2.99

DC

16248

37

Legend of Wonder Woman

4

$3.99

DC

16488

38

We Are Robin

11

$3.99

DC

17655

39

Earth 2 Society

11

$2.99

DC

17844

40

Batman Beyond

11

$2.99

DC

18061

41

Sinestro

22

$2.99

DC

18191

42

Swamp Thing

4

$2.99

DC

18814

43

DC Comics Bombshells

11

$3.99

DC

18859

44

Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion

4

$2.99

DC

19434

45

Red Hood Arsenal

11

$2.99

DC

19711

 

WORST SELLING MARVEL COMICS OF APRIL 2016

1

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy ALL AGES

7

$2.99

Marvel

4309

2

Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Contest Champions ALL AGES

2

$2.99

Marvel

4320

3

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Civil War ALL AGES

2

$2.99

Marvel

4899

4

Spider-Man Deadpool REPRINT

2

$3.99

Marvel

5103

5

Starbrand and Nightmask

5

$3.99

Marvel

5653

6

Spider-Man Deadpool REPRINT

1

$3.99

Marvel

6439

7

Haunted Mansion REPRINT

1

$3.99

Marvel

6774

8

Dark Tower Drawing of Three Bitter Medicine MINI-SERIES

1

$3.99

Marvel

8252

9

Red Wolf

5

$3.99

Marvel

8445

10

Weirdworld

5

$3.99

Marvel

10730

11

Hercules

6

$3.99

Marvel

12190

12

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

6

$3.99

Marvel

12253

13

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat

5

$3.99

Marvel

12703

14

A Year of Marvels Amazing ONE-SHOT

$4.99

Marvel

12717

15

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever MINI-SERIES

3

$3.99

Marvel

13436

16

Drax

6

$3.99

Marvel

13606

17

Illuminati

6

$3.99

Marvel

13933

18

Angela Queen of Hel

7

$3.99

Marvel

14091

19

Nova

6

$3.99

Marvel

15795

20

Hyperion

2

$3.99

Marvel

16178

21

Guardians of Infinity

5

$4.99

Marvel

16337

22

Web Warriors

6

$3.99

Marvel

17376

23

Star-Lord

6

$3.99

Marvel

17653

24

Scarlet Witch

5

$3.99

Marvel

17864

25

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

7

$3.99

Marvel

17869

26

Contest of Champions

7

$3.99

Marvel

17874

27

Agents of Shield

4

$3.99

Marvel

17878

28

Venom Space Knight

6

$3.99

Marvel

17894

29

Vision

6

$3.99

Marvel

19028

30

Howard The Duck

6

$3.99

Marvel

19459

 

 

WORST SELLING IMAGE COMICS OF APRIL 2016

1

Starve

8

$3.99

Image

4674

2

Mythic

8

$3.99

Image

4834

3

Mirror

3

$2.99

Image

4903

4

Aloha Hawaiian Dick

1

$3.99

Image

5095

5

Criminal 10Th Anniversary Special Deadly Ed Magazine Size

$5.99

Image

5226

6

Switch

3

$3.99

Image

6119

7

Snowfall

3

$3.99

Image

6144

8

Cry Havoc

4

$3.99

Image

7771

9

Lazarus Sourcebook

1

$3.99

Image

8915

10

Sex Criminals

15

$4.69

Image

9069

11

Pretty Deadly

9

$3.50

Image

9732

12

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw

10

$2.99

Image

9751

13

Criminal 10th Anniversary Special Ed

$4.99

Image

9966

14

Grizzly Shark

1

$3.50

Image

10221

15

Discipline

2

$2.99

Image

10288

16

Deadly Class

20

$3.99

Image

10366

17

Chew Demon Chicken Poyo

1

$3.99

Image

10447

18

Injection

9

$2.99

Image

11433

19

Invincible

127

$2.99

Image

12038

20

Velvet

14

$3.50

Image

12980

21

Jupiters Circle Vol. 2

5

$3.50

Image

13418

22

Low

13

$3.99

Image

13956

23

Fix

1

$3.99

Image

14959

24

Black Road

1

$3.99

Image

16572

25

Sex Criminals

15

$3.50

Image

16898

26

Wicked & Divine

18

$3.50

Image

17722

27

Spawn

262

$2.99

Image

18775

28

East of West

25

$3.50

Image

19297

29

Huck

6

$3.99

Image

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MARCH 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com     www.HoknesUSA.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

Batman #50 celebrates its anniversary with a polybag variant with 3 covers which easily put it in the #1 place for the month at 163,000 copies. Doing quick math that means potentially the print run is possibly 80,000 regular cover and only approx 28,000 copies of each of the 3 variant covers. A rare Signature Edition copy was randomly inserted in the bags. We opened up 300 bags and were lucky enough to get 2 of these signed copies!!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 was the huge sensation for Boom giving them their biggest selling comic ever in the companies history. This was all due to the hype and sell out of #0 the month earlier where every cover quickly sold out and tripled in price. So retailers all knew to go harder on this issue and unfortunately with every retailer going hard this guaranteed no rarity this time. So all of our sales were pre-sales for this title.

Star Wars #17 was the best selling comic of the month not tied directly to a gimmick or hype and the only comic to sell over 100,000 copies this month.

Superman rarely cracks the top 30 but this month his sales skyrocketed due to the tie in with the new movie and the polybag variants. Keep in mind Superman #50 variants are twice as scarce as the Batman #50 ones based on print run.

Amazing Spider-man #9 was the best selling new relaunched Marvel title at 88,000. Deadpool #8 was 2nd place. International Iron Man #1 debuted strongly for 3rd place.

Avengers Standoff Assault On Pleasnat Hill Alpha #1 had a surprise Gwenpool variant cover which caused an overnight hit reaching $25.00 immediately. Plus there was a a couple store party variants which were only 1 or 2 per store.

Spider-Man Deadpool #3 featuring Marvel’s 2 current most popular characters is an instant sellout and now all issues are reprinted and all issues are rising in price.

Walking Dead #152 - 67,000 copies sold - Image #1 title but 10 million people watch the TV show. This is I still find one of the saddest parts of our industry as that means likely less than 50,000 people are actually reading the comic book. Yes many TV viewers just wait for the trade paperbacks!

Extraordinary X-Men #8 at 62,000 had a decent print run but sold out quickly as the 1st part of a new Apocalypse storyline.

Captain America Sam Wilson #7 celebrated 75th anniversary of Captain America with 3 rare variants and a hefty cover price. Print run of the 1:100 might only be 100 copies and the 1:50’s might be possibly around 400 each including the return of legendary artist Jim Steranko.

DC released 10 different comics with polybags this month. While Batman #50 and Superman #50 had extremely high print runs the rest did not and might prove harder to find in the future for completists.

Detective #50 52,000 / Batman Superman #30 44,000 / Action #50 40,000 / Wonder Woman #50 36,000 / Green Lantern #50 36,000 / Grayson #18 33,000 / Robin Son Of Batman #10 32,000 / Batgirl #50 does not come out until next month but might be the rarest of all as #49 only sold 24,000.

Harley Quinn #26 had a surprise 1st appearance by Red Tool and came in at a steady 51,000 copies but the variant sold out quickly and hit up to $125.00.

Kanan #12 was the final issue of the Star Wars title and went out with only 36,000 copies making this the rarest regular Marvel Star Wars comic ever made!

Marvel has a surprise hit on their hands with the mini-series Infinity Entity which went unmentioned by most but all issues sold out quietly at Diamond. #1 sold 33,000.

Hyperion #1 from Marvel debuted fairly weak at 31,000

Haunted Mansion #1 based on the Disney horror attraction came in fairly strong at 28,000 and is possibly the highest print run for any of the all ages Marvel Disney comics. But still sold out quickly with #1 hitting up to $25.00 and all variants popular too. This one should stay popular for years.

A&A #1 (Archer And Armstrong) from Valiant debuted at 27,000 with about 8 variant covres.

Superman American Alien #5 is holding steady at 26,000 and the first 2 issues are now super hot as back issues with sets of #1-5 hitting up to $85.00

Aqua man #50 featured Mera becoming Aquawoman and this issue sold out at 24,000

Green Arrow #50 had the surprise death of Oliver Queen and sold a respectable 22,000.

Discipline #1 Image Comics sold 20,000 and quickly sold out

Legends Of Tomorrow #1 DC based on new TV show with hefty $7.99 cover price sold 18,000 copies.

Legend Of Wonder Woman #3 - this series has lots of praise but is just not selling well at only 16,000 expect 2nd printings to continue of all issues.

TMNT #56 sold 16,000 and had a new 1st appearance of Leatherhead causing a quick sellout and markups.

Doctor Who 4th #1 - the most popular Doctor ever Tom Baker from 1974-1981 finally got his own comic series from Titan hitting 14,000 across 8 titles.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 3rd printing sold 13,000 copies which was higher than 2nd print.

Vampirella Vol #3 #1 relaunched yet again with 12,000 at Dynamite across about 10 variant covers.

Disney Princess #1 from Joe Books had an impressive order of 12,000 copies and it still sold out.

Faith #3 Valiant sold only 12,000 copies but a 5th printing of #1 is coming.

Steven Universe & Crystal Gems #1 only sold 12,000 copies so it was a quick sellout and the 1:25 variant is extremely hard to find with only a couple hundred copies likely existing. The last Steven Universe series completely sold out and all issues have jumped in price.

Suiciders King Of Hella #1 DC Vertigo sold 8500 copies making the 1:25 variant one of the rarest DC comics made this year - print run might only be 100 copies!

Irwin Allen Lost In Space #1 from American Gothic ties into 50th anniversary of TV show at 6,300 copies and quick sell out at Diamond and very few retailers carried it at all.

True Believers Deadpool #1 (2nd printing) New Mutants #98. This one sold only 6,100 copies

Sheriff Of Babylon #4 sold 6,000 from DC Vertigo. This is one of those surprise titles that gets hot and nobody notices until its too late. Sets of #1-4 selling for $45.00 already. Very hard to find #1 anywhere.

Zombie Tramp #21 has a very strong loyal cult following. This issue featured 2 different action figure variants including 1 is nude. 5,500 copies for all 6 covers combined.

Wynonna Earp #2 - the TV show has now debuted this 2nd issue from IDW sold only 4,800 copies across 3 covers.

Superzero #4 was Aftershock Comics best seller at 4,300 copies. Dreaming Eagles #3 4,100 / Insexts #4 4,100. Other titles did not rank.

Delete #1 from Jimmy Palmiotti came in at a weak 4,200 copies for #1 from Devils Due.

Jungle Fantasy Vixens #1 $5.99 from Avatar Press had about 16 sexy variant covers but totalled only 3,500 copies.

Grimm Fairy Tales had a bunch of titles and almost every issue has 4 covers so they are averaging 800 copies per cover.

DC #1 issues in March

DC Comics Essentials The Dark Knight Returns

1

$1.00

DC

21323

Legends of Tomorrow

1

$7.99

DC

18753

Suiciders King of Hella

1

$3.99

DC

8563

DC Comics Essentials Superman Unchained

1

$1.00

DC

8274

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

1

$3.99

DC

8022

 

IDW #1 issues in March

TMNT Deviations

1

$4.99

IDW

13335

Godzilla Oblivion

1

$3.99

IDW

10750

Transformers Deviations

1

$4.99

IDW

9196

Ghostbusters Deviations

1

$4.99

IDW

8798

X-Files Deviations

1

$4.99

IDW

8331

G.I. Joe Deviations

1

$4.99

IDW

7807

Mars Attacks Occupation

1

$3.99

IDW

6946

 

IMAGE #1 issues in March

Discipline

1

$2.99

Image

20221

Circuit Breaker

1

$2.99

Image

8326

Power Lines

1

$3.50

Image

5978

13th Artifact One Shot

1

$3.99

Image

4325

 

MARVEL #1 issues in March

International Iron Man

1

$3.99

Marvel

70824

Avengers Standoff Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha

1

$4.99

Marvel

68004

Black Widow

1

$3.99

Marvel

62375

X-Men 92

1

$3.99

Marvel

58804

Mockingbird

1

$3.99

Marvel

42335

Infinity Entity

1

$3.99

Marvel

33914

Hyperion

1

$3.99

Marvel

31679

Amazing Spider-Man and Silk Spiderfly Effect

1

$4.99

Marvel

30806

Haunted Mansion

1

$3.99

Marvel

28739

All New All Different Marvel Universe

1

$4.99

Marvel

12217

Spider-Man Deadpool 3rd print

1

$3.99

Marvel

10295

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Civil War

1

$2.99

Marvel

7253

True Believers Deadpool 2nd print

1

$1.00

Marvel

6120

Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Contest Champions

1

$2.99

Marvel

5447

Spider-Man 2nd print

1

$3.99

Marvel

4474

 

MARVEL #2 issues in March

Spider-Man

2

$3.99

Marvel

60627

Deadpool Mercs For Money

2

$3.99

Marvel

52331

Power Man and Iron Fist

2

$3.99

Marvel

41104

Infinity Entity

2

$3.99

Marvel

29610

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever

2

$3.99

Marvel

15169

Spider-Man Deadpool 2nd print

2

$3.99

Marvel

5608

 

MARVEL #3 issues in March

Spider-Man Deadpool

3

$3.99

Marvel

68003

Old Man Logan

3

$3.99

Marvel

58855

Obi-Wan and Anakin

3

$3.99

Marvel

53636

A-Force

3

$3.99

Marvel

34133

Captain Marvel

3

$3.99

Marvel

28469

Infinity Entity

3

$3.99

Marvel

28135

Rocket Raccoon and Groot

3

$3.99

Marvel

24855

Agents of Shield

3

$3.99

Marvel

18139

 

VALIANT #1 issues in March

A&A

1

$3.99

Valiant

27491

Bloodshot Reborn Annual 2016

1

$5.99

Valiant

7249

Faith

3

$3.99

Valiant

12114

Dr Mirage Second Lives

4

$3.99

Valiant

4700

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior

5

$3.99

Valiant

6523

Ninjak

13

$3.99

Valiant

7332

Imperium

14

$3.99

Valiant

4616

X-O Manowar

45

$3.99

Valiant

6049

 

WORST SELLING MARVEL COMICS in March 2016

1

4474

Spider-Man

1

$3.99

2

4937

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy

6

$2.99

3

5447

Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Contest Champions

1

$2.99

4

5608

Spider-Man Deadpool

2

$3.99

5

6120

True Believers Deadpool

1

$1.00

6

6678

Starbrand and Nightmask

4

$3.99

7

7253

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Civil War

1

$2.99

8

9932

Red Wolf

4

$3.99

9

10295

Spider-Man Deadpool

1

$3.99

10

11993

Weirdworld

4

$3.99

11

12142

New Avengers

7

$3.99

12

12217

All New All Different Marvel Universe

1

$4.99

13

12700

Howling Commandos of Shield

6

$3.99

14

12701

Hercules

5

$3.99

15

13042

Drax

5

$3.99

16

13499

Black Knight

5

$3.99

17

13561

Illuminati

5

$3.99

18

14771

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

5

$3.99

19

14946

Angela Queen of Hel

6

$3.99

20

15169

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever

2

$3.99

21

15971

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat

4

$3.99

22

16886

Nova

5

$3.99

23

17374

Star-Lord

5

$3.99

24

17995

Howard the Duck

5

$3.99

25

18139

Agents of Shield

3

$3.99

26

18598

Guardians of Infinity

4

$4.99

27

18621

Web Warriors

5

$3.99

28

18636

Vision

5

$3.99

29

18807

Venom Space Knight

5

$3.99

30

19982

Contest of Champions

6

$3.99

 

Marvel now has 30 titles selling less than 20,000 copies a month.

Star-Brand and Red Wolf are the 2 newly launched titles that have sunk below 10,000 copies each.

 

FEBRUARY 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com     www.HoknesUSA.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

Dark Knight III #3 was the big winner ranking #1 of the month and the only comic to sell over 110,000 copies - so a fairly slow month. But this hefty cover price was super strong for a #3 issue and Diamond actually sold out of #2 and #3 even with hefty print runs.

Star Wars mania is finally cooling down a bit.  #16 was a decent 110,000 copies but Darth Vader #17 has now fallen to 81,000 though this is still enough to rank in the top 10 of the month.

Marvel's 2 big new debut series came in decent but not crazy strong:  Spider-man #1 at 99,000 featuring Miles Morales.   Power Man And Iron Fist #1 at 79,000 copies.

The new Deadpool mini-series Mercs For Money #1 came in at a strong 90,000 which was even slightly higher than the regular ongoing series at 88,000.

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 at 64,000 continued its run of sellouts at Diamond so its possible with the 2nd printing coming out that this one might heat up.

Avengers Standoff Welcome Pleasant Hill #1 sold 57,000 copies and included a number of variants including a Gwenpool variant cover which heated up instantly to $25.00 a copy. Plus there was a 1 per store variant cover featuring Gwenpool as well which sold as high as $150.00 week of release.

Harley Quinn #25 sold 51,000 copies in total which included a Neal Adams variant leading a surprise sellout for the regular cover even.

Saga from Image still holding strong at 49,000 copies even at #34.   Walking Dead is Image Comics best seller with #151 at 67,000 copies.  

Walking Dead has over 10 million viewers of the TV show but realistically only 50,000 unique people who actually buy the comic each month and potentially even less that read it.

Neal Adams was the featured artist at DC throughout February with 25 different variant covers which helped the print runs of all applicable titles.  However most retailers did not see there would be much demand and these issues sold out quickly everywhere including Diamond.  This caused Detective Comics #49 Adams variant cover to sell out and become one of the hottest books of the month.

Marvel continued to NOT overprint their comics causing almost all new issues in February to sell out instantly at Diamond leading to many new 2nd printings.

So far this has not pushed the prices up on 1st prints but it may happen eventually.

Superman Coming Of The Supermen #1 sold only 37,000 copies of this debut new mini-series issue by Neal Adams.   It did sell out at Diamond.

Batman Arkham Knight Batgirl and Harley Quinn #1 - this one shot received very little attention and collectors seemed to skip this one by and it only sold 33,000 copies - this could be a potential Harley Quinn book to heat up in the future.

Fight Club 2 #9 from Dark Horse was the companies best selling title at 29,000 copies

I Hate Fairyland #5 from Image sold 24,000 copies with likely 1/2 of those being the "uncensored variant cover"    This popular title from Skottie Young is starting to sell out at Diamond finally and the print runs are dropping and keep in mind that its only roughly 12,000 copies of each cover.

Invader Zim #7  was the best selling small publisher comic title of the month at 22,000 copies. It ranked #91 overall of the month.

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever #1 had a very small print run for a new X-Men related #1 issue at only 21,000 copies.

Howard The Duck #4 fell to only 20,000 copies after the departure of Gwenpool who had appeared in the first 3 issues.

Snowfall #1 was Image Comics best new debuting series at 17,000

Rick And Morty #11 sold 14,000 copies but constantly stays popular as a back issue and the 5th printing of #1 is coming out soon.

Faith #2 from Valiant dropped to only 12,000 copies even with a bunch of variant covers.

Transformers #50 celebrated the big franchises anniversary with a hefty cover price but only sold 11,000 copies.

Devolution #2 from Rick Remender fell to only 8,000 copies.   For some reason this high profile writer is just not selling copies of this latest title.

Wraithborn #1 from Joe Benitez sold only 6,600 copies with 2 equal covers and variants making the regular cover likely only about 3,000 copies.

Wynonna Earp #1 from IDW sold only 6,400 copies with 3 variant covers and a month before a new TV show debuts.  This could potentially be a hard one to find soon.

Spider-man Deadpool #1 2nd printing sold 6,300 copies - for those who like rare Marvel printings this could be a popular one in the future as it features 2 highly collected characters.

American Monster #2 was the best selling title for Aftershock Comics at 5,300 copies.   Second Sight #1 was the best selling new debut for them at 4,200 copies.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 was a surprise sell out in January and stores were not ready for the demand and did not order enough of the 2nd printing which came in at only 4,700 copies selling out quickly and jumping in price quickly.

Grimm Fairy Tales Escape From Monster Island #1 had 4 regular covers with a total of 4,400 copies - thats only 1,100 copies sold of each cover.   There is also a 350 print run variant that heated up like crazy featuring a cosplay cover of a sexy girl as Boba Fett.

Badger #1 was brought back from the 1980s this time from Devils Due Entertainment selling 3,900 copies.

Tuki Save The Humans #4 featured 2 covers including a rare Skottie Young variant which sold out quickly at Diamond.  Combined print run only 3,500 copies making the Young variant possibly only 1,500 copies - a potential future hit !

ARH Comix put out the high quality artwork of Queen Of Vampires #1 in a new mini-series but stores did not realize the demand ordering only 2,600 copies.  This was the lowest selling book of the month to rank on the Diamond monthly chart.

Dusu #1 from Stranger Comics and all titles from 451 Media did NOT rank on the Diamond chart meaning sales were likely under 2,500 copies.

I personally am very concerned about the state of the comic book market.  Sales seem to be dropping on everything.  There was very few surprises or increases for any titles or any publishers this month.      Marvel and DC are getting used to having comics only sell 12,000 copies of ongoing titles.  This is pretty sad overall especially considering the Marvel books even likely have variant covers included in those quantities.   Its only been 4 months since Marvel relaunched all their titles and its becoming more and more clear that most of these will not likely last one year. 

Lets analyze the numbers more closely for the publishers

MARVEL - NEW #1 ISSUES

Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 99951

Deadpool Mercs For Money 1 $3.99 Marvel 90186

Power Man and Iron Fist 1 $3.99 Marvel 79069

Avengers Standoff Welcome Pleasant Hill 1 $4.99 Marvel 57559

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever 1 $3.99 Marvel 21399

MARVEL - NEW #2 ISSUES

Spider-Man Deadpool 2 $3.99 Marvel 69801

Old Man Logan 2 $3.99 Marvel 63932

Obi-Wan and Anakin 2 $3.99 Marvel 58431

A-Force 2 $3.99 Marvel 35571

Rocket Raccoon and Groot 2 $3.99 Marvel 29180

Captain Marvel 2 $3.99 Marvel 28962

Karnak 2 $3.99 Marvel 26796

Silver Surfer 2 $3.99 Marvel 25009

Agents of Shield 2 $3.99 Marvel 18771

Agents of Shield surprisingly bad at only 18,000 with issue #2 even though a few million people watch the TV show.

MARVEL - NEW #3 ISSUES

Uncanny X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 50382

Deadpool and Cable Split Second 3 $4.99 Marvel 36644

Totally Awesome Hulk 3 $3.99 Marvel 35709

Spidey 3 $3.99 Marvel 28161

Scarlet Witch 3 $3.99 Marvel 23900

Guardians of Infinity 3 $4.99 Marvel 22309

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat 3 $3.99 Marvel 16587

Weirdworld 3 $3.99 Marvel 14190

Red Wolf 3 $3.99 Marvel 12211

Starbrand and Nightmask 3 $3.99 Marvel 8956

Star brand #3 at 8,900 is possibly a new record low for a new ongoing issue from Marvel. 4 titles already dropped under 17,000 copies by issue #3. Can these titles last more than 6 months ?

MARVEL - NEW #4 ISSUES

Mighty Thor 4 $3.99 Marvel 56568

All New X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 50160

Daredevil 4 $3.99 Marvel 43741

Ms Marvel 4 $3.99 Marvel 30916

Ultimates 4 $3.99 Marvel 27177

Silk 4 $3.99 Marvel 26786

All New Hawkeye 4 $3.99 Marvel 24903

Squadron Supreme 4 $3.99 Marvel 24182

All New Inhumans 4 $3.99 Marvel 22334

Venom Space Knight 4 $3.99 Marvel 21545

Howard The Duck 4 $3.99 Marvel 20965

Spider-Woman 4 $3.99 Marvel 20747

Web Warriors 4 $3.99 Marvel 20198

Star-Lord 4 $3.99 Marvel 19117

Vision 4 $3.99 Marvel 19070

Nova 4 $3.99 Marvel 18187

Illuminati 4 $3.99 Marvel 15280

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 4 $3.99 Marvel 14941

Drax 4 $3.99 Marvel 14620

Black Knight 4 $3.99 Marvel 14346

Hercules 4 $3.99 Marvel 13767

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Spider-Verse 4 $2.99 Marvel 4582

The bulk of Marvel titles are now on issue #4 since the relaunch so this gives us a good sign of where things are headed. Only 4 out of 22 titles are still selling over 30,000 ! 9 of the titles are under 20,000 copies each. Hercules #4 is the weakest regular title at 13,700 copies.

MARVEL - NEW #5 ISSUES

All New All Different Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 51740

Doctor Strange 5 $3.99 Marvel 47933

Spider-Gwen 5 $3.99 Marvel 43796

Uncanny Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 43618

All New Wolverine 5 $3.99 Marvel 43149

All New X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 42402

Guardians of Galaxy 5 $3.99 Marvel 40581

Uncanny Inhumans 5 $3.99 Marvel 35145

Carnage 5 $3.99 Marvel 27160

Silk 5 $3.99 Marvel 26032

Astonishing Ant-Man 5 $3.99 Marvel 22168

Contest of Champions 5 $3.99 Marvel 21430

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 5 $3.99 Marvel 17743

Angela Queen of Hel 5 $3.99 Marvel 15968

Howling Commandos of Shield 5 $3.99 Marvel 12281

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy 5 $2.99 Marvel 5198

16 titles are now up to issue #5. Popular characters Spider-Gwen and new female Wolverine are both at 43,000 copies each.

Remember when Marvel used to have series that lasted hundreds of issues.

Currently out of their 80 titles the highest issue # of any series is number #16.

Star Wars 16 $3.99 Marvel 110407

Darth Vader 16 $3.99 Marvel 81147

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two 16 $2.99 Marvel 4069

AFTERSHOCK COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Replica 3 $3.99 Aftershock 2789

Strayer 2 $3.99 Aftershock 3087

Second Sight 1 $3.99 Aftershock 4211

Insexts 3 $3.99 Aftershock 4396

Superzero 3 $3.99 Aftershock 4782

American Monster 2 $3.99 Aftershock 5329

BOOM COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Snow Blind 3 $3.99 Boom 3879

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 0 $3.99 Boom 4788

Big Trouble In Little China 21 $3.99 Boom 5007

Kennel Block Blues 1 $3.99 Boom 5269

Jim Hensons Storyteller Dragons 3 $3.99 Boom 5378

Adventure Time Ice King 2 $3.99 Boom 6707

Lumberjanes 23 $3.99 Boom 6952

Adventure Time 49 $3.99 Boom 7184

Jonesy 1 $3.99 Boom 9157

Bill & Ted Go To Hell 1* $3.99 Boom 9966

Klaus 3 $3.99 Boom 17183

DARK HORSE COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Zodiac Starforce 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 4047

Usagi Yojimbo 152 $3.99 Dark Horse 4238

Dragon Age Magekiller 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 4646

Joe Golem Occult Detective 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 4732

Lara Croft Frozen Omen 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 4972

Abe Sapien 31 $3.50 Dark Horse 5664

King Conan Wolves Beyond The Border 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6544

Conan The Avenger 23 $3.50 Dark Horse 6898

Harrow County 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 7279

Angel and Faith Season 10 23 $3.99 Dark Horse 8559

Tomb Raider 2016 1* $3.99 Dark Horse 8867

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 24 $3.99 Dark Horse 12852

Hellboy & BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12944

Fight Club 2 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 29119

DC COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

DC has a LOT of comics selling under 10,000 these days

Last Gang In Town 3 $3.99 DC 3772

New Romancer 3 $3.99 DC 3999

Red Thorn 4 $3.99 DC 4867

Scooby Doo Where Are You 66 $2.99 DC 4867

Survivors Club 5 $3.99 DC 5221

Art Ops 5 $3.99 DC 5297

Jacked 4 $3.99 DC 5449

Unfollow 4 $3.99 DC 5667

Fables The Wolf Among Us 14 $3.99 DC 5991

Sheriff of Babylon 3 $3.99 DC 6385

Clean Room 5 $3.99 DC 7020

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 2nd Ptg $3.99 DC 7973

Dark and Bloody 1 $3.99 DC 8622

Teen Titans Go 14 $2.99 DC 9142

He Man The Eternity War 15 $2.99 DC 9493

Telos 5 $2.99 DC 9877

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 $3.99 DC 9987

DYNAMITE COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Will Eisner Spirit 8 $3.99 Dynamite 4423

Aliens Vampirella 6 $3.99 Dynamite 6707

Red Sonja Vol. 3 2 $3.99 Dynamite 7292

Grumpy Cat & Pokey 1 $3.99 Dynamite 8459

Bobs Burgers Ongoing 8 $3.99 Dynamite 8486

Devolution 2 $3.99 Dynamite 8810

Dejah Thoris 1 $3.99 Dynamite 9762

James Bond 4 $3.99 Dynamite 16838

IDW COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Dirk Gently A Spoon Too Short 1 $3.99 IDW 3744

Fistful of Blood 4 $4.99 IDW 4196

Danger Girl Renegade 4* $3.99 IDW 4233

Walt Disney Comics & Stories 728 $3.99 IDW 4593

Mickey Mouse 9 $3.99 IDW 4968

TMNT Amazing Adventures 7 $3.99 IDW 5272

Donald Duck 10 $3.99 IDW 5412

Orphan Black Helsinki 4 $3.99 IDW 5708

Uncle Scrooge 11 $3.99 IDW 5863

Transformers Vs G.I. Joe 11 $3.99 IDW 6187

Star Trek Starfleet Academy 3* $3.99 IDW 6360

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Greatest Hits) 1 $1.00 IDW 6378

Wynonna Earp 1* $3.99 IDW 6397

Judge Dredd 3 $3.99 IDW 6624

Ghostbusters International 2 $3.99 IDW 7972

X-Files Season 11 7 $3.99 IDW 8404

Star Trek Ongoing 54 $3.99 IDW 8440

Transformers More Than Meets Eye 49 $3.99 IDW 8449

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 225 $3.99 IDW 8584

Jem & The Holograms 12 $3.99 IDW 9401

Jem & The Holograms Valentines Day Spec 2016 $3.99 IDW 10118

Transformers 50 $7.99 IDW 11098

My Little Pony Friends Forever 25 $3.99 IDW 12606

Street Fighter X G.I. Joe 1* $4.99 IDW 18339

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 39 $3.99 IDW 18743

TMNT Ongoing 55 $3.99 IDW 19631

Back To The Future 5* $3.99 IDW 21196

IMAGE COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Shutter 18 $3.99 Image 3827

Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses 12 $3.99 Image 4092

Postal 10 $3.99 Image 4171

Citizen Jack 4 $3.99 Image 4358

Ringside 4 $3.99 Image 4637

Invisible Republic 9 $2.99 Image 5117

Mythic 7 $3.99 Image 5162

Symmetry 3* $3.99 Image 5370

Starve 6 $3.99 Image 5422

Theyre Not Like Us 11 $2.99 Image 5813

Wolf 6 $3.50 Image 6098

Nowhere Men 8 $2.99 Image 6317

Wayward 14 $3.50 Image 6397

Spread 13 $3.50 Image 6401

Nailbiter 20 $2.99 Image 8368

Chew 55 $3.50 Image 8430

Sex Criminals 14 $4.69 Image 9238

Birthright 14 $2.99 Image 9519

Cry Havoc 2 $3.99 Image 9692

Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond The Stars 4 $3.50 Image 9843

Pretty Deadly 8 $3.50 Image 10180

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw 9 $2.99 Image 10249

Plutona 4 $2.99 Image 11862

Injection 7 $2.99 Image 12459

Black Science 20 $3.50 Image 13251

Velvet 13 $3.50 Image 13585

Black Magick 5 $3.99 Image 14024

Mirror 1 $2.99 Image 14884

Low 11 $3.99 Image 14939

Spawn 261 $2.99 Image 16949

Snowfall 1 $3.99 Image 17195

Sex Criminals 14 $3.50 Image 17197

Bitch Planet 7 $3.99 Image 17221

Goddamned 3 $3.99 Image 17421

Spawn 260 $2.99 Image 17877

Descender 10 $2.99 Image 19342

Huck 4 $3.50 Image 20183

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta 16 $2.99 Image 21801

I Hate Fairyland 5 $3.50 Image 24793

Paper Girls 5 $2.99 Image 37206

Saga 34 $2.99 Image 49363

Walking Dead 151 $2.99 Image 67381

VALIANT COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

Imperium 13 $3.99 Valiant 5267

Dr. Mirage Second Lives 3 $3.99 Valiant 5468

X-O Manowar 44 $3.99 Valiant 6326

Ninjak 12 $3.99 Valiant 7872

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior 4 $3.99 Valiant 7982

Bloodshot Reborn 11 $3.99 Valiant 8349

Faith 2* $3.99 Valiant 12266

MARVEL COMICS - Sales ranked in order of worst to best

17 of the new relaunch titles are under 20,000 copies. Only 10 of the new relaunch titles are holding above 50,000 copies.

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two 16 $2.99 Marvel 4069

Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man Spider-Verse 4 $2.99 Marvel 4582

Guidebook Marvel Cinematic Universe Marvels Avengers $3.99 Marvel 4775

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy 5 $2.99 Marvel 5198

True Believers Deadpool 1 $1.00 Marvel 5627

Spider-Man Deadpool 1 2nd Ptg $3.99 Marvel 6308

Starbrand and Nightmask 3 $3.99 Marvel 8956

Red Wolf 3 $3.99 Marvel 12211

Howling Commandos of Shield 5 $3.99 Marvel 12281

Hercules 4 $3.99 Marvel 13767

Weirdworld 3 $3.99 Marvel 14190

Black Knight 4 $3.99 Marvel 14346

Drax 4 $3.99 Marvel 14620

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 4 $3.99 Marvel 14941

Illuminati 4 $3.99 Marvel 15280

Angela Queen of Hel 5 $3.99 Marvel 15968

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat 3 $3.99 Marvel 16587

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 5 $3.99 Marvel 17743

Nova 4 $3.99 Marvel 18187

New Avengers 7 $3.99 Marvel 18520

Agents of Shield 2 $3.99 Marvel 18771

Vision 4 $3.99 Marvel 19070

Star-Lord 4 $3.99 Marvel 19117

Web Warriors 4 $3.99 Marvel 20198

Spider-Woman 4 $3.99 Marvel 20747

Howard The Duck 4 $3.99 Marvel 20965

X-Men Worst X-Man Ever 1 $3.99 Marvel 21399

Contest of Champions 5 $3.99 Marvel 21430

Venom Space Knight 4 $3.99 Marvel 21545

Astonishing Ant-Man 5 $3.99 Marvel 22168

Guardians of Infinity 3 $4.99 Marvel 22309

All New Inhumans 4 $3.99 Marvel 22334

Scarlet Witch 3 $3.99 Marvel 23900

Squadron Supreme 4 $3.99 Marvel 24182

All New Hawkeye 4 $3.99 Marvel 24903

Silver Surfer 2 $3.99 Marvel 25009

Silk 5 $3.99 Marvel 26032

Spider-Man 2099 7 $3.99 Marvel 26163

Spider-Man 2099 6 $3.99 Marvel 26626

Silk 4 $3.99 Marvel 26786

Karnak 2 $3.99 Marvel 26796

Captain America Sam Wilson 6 $3.99 Marvel 27111

Carnage 5 $3.99 Marvel 27160

Ultimates 4 $3.99 Marvel 27177

Spidey 3 $3.99 Marvel 28161

Captain Marvel 2 $3.99 Marvel 28962

Rocket Raccoon and Groot 2 $3.99 Marvel 29180

Ms Marvel 4 $3.99 Marvel 30916

New Avengers 6 $3.99 Marvel 31188

Uncanny Inhumans 5 $3.99 Marvel 35145

A-Force 2 $3.99 Marvel 35571

Totally Awesome Hulk 3 $3.99 Marvel 35709

Deadpool and Cable Split Second 3 $4.99 Marvel 36644

Kanan 11 $3.99 Marvel 38370

Guardians of Galaxy 5 $3.99 Marvel 40581

All New X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 42402

All New Wolverine 5 $3.99 Marvel 43149

Uncanny Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 43618

Daredevil 4 $3.99 Marvel 43741

Spider-Gwen 5 $3.99 Marvel 43796

Extraordinary X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 47219

Amazing Spider-Man 1.3 $3.99 Marvel 47892

Doctor Strange 5 $3.99 Marvel 47933

All New All Different Avengers 6 $3.99 Marvel 48022

All New X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 50160

Uncanny X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 50382

All New All Different Avengers 5 $3.99 Marvel 51740

Mighty Thor 4 $3.99 Marvel 56568

Avengers Standoff Welcome Pleasant Hill 1 $4.99 Marvel 57559

Obi-Wan and Anakin 2 $3.99 Marvel 58431

Invincible Iron Man 6 $3.99 Marvel 63234

Old Man Logan 2 $3.99 Marvel 63932

Spider-Man Deadpool 2 $3.99 Marvel 69801

Amazing Spider-Man 8 $3.99 Marvel 71599

Amazing Spider-Man 7 $3.99 Marvel 75357

Power Man and Iron Fist 1 $3.99 Marvel 79069

Darth Vader 16 $3.99 Marvel 81147

Deadpool 7 $9.99 Marvel 88264

Deadpool Mercs For Money 1 $3.99 Marvel 90186

Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 99951

Star Wars 16 $3.99 Marvel 110407

 

 

JANUARY 2016 COMIC BOOK MARKET

Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com

www.HoknesUSA.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective. Let’s see what surprises were in the market in the past month. Some big winners and many losers !

Walking Dead #150 predictably was the biggest comic of the month with 5 different variant covers. Note the individual print runs are actually quite low averaging at possibly only 35,000 of each cover making these an easy sell out.

Marvel dominates the top 10 with the best selling comics but note that ALL of their best selling comics regardless of having the biggest print runs all sold out quickly at Diamond as Marvel is not stocking any extra copies of their new books.

Star Wars has 4 of the 9 biggest comics !

Deadpool #6 featuring 1st app of Deadpool 2099 sold out in every shop at 59,000 as speculators bought up all the copies.

Batman TMNT #2 sold out at 52,000 which was a severe drop from the #1 print run. Both issues immediately received 2nd printings.

Saga is the biggest selling comic not tied to the big 2 or any multi-media.

New Mutants #98 from 1991 was reprinted as True Believers Deadpool 25 years later and had a hefty sell through of 46,000 copies and even is getting its own 2nd printing as Diamond sold out of this affordable $1.00 comic.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 was truly the surprise hit of January selling 41,000 and giving Boom Comics a comic ranking high making the top 40 overall titles. This was the biggest non big-3 publisher title of the month. All the variant covers sold out and skyrocketed in price and even the regular covers were wiped from Diamond quickly with price increases.

Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death #1 sold 31,000 copies making the 1:25 roughly in the 1,000 copy range which quickly heated up. This is also the case for Swamp Thing #1 at 29,000 which also has a 1:25 variant in this print run range.

Howard The Duck #3 came in with a low 28,000 copies even with the popular Gwenpool 1:25 cover making the print run of that one less than 1,000 copies and the rarest of the 3 Gwenpool variants.

Superman American Alien #1-3 all sold out at Diamond even though #3 did 28,000 copies in January.

Legend of Wonder Woman #1 sold only 25,000 making its 1:25 ratio variant less than 1,000 copies and tough to find.

Invader Zim #6 staying strong as one of the most popular comics from a smaller publisher at 23,000

Back To The Future #4 also staying super strong at 22,000

Outcast just barely made the top 100 in 100th place with issue #15 hovering at 22,000 copies before the TV show debuts.

Faith #1 from Valiant had ton of publicity and hype but still quickly sold out and only received 22,000 in orders even with a 1:20 and 1:10 ratio variant. Valiant decided to ship a 2nd printing to stores at 50% of the retailers original orders of #1 1st printing regular cover. Of course a 3rd printing is on the way.

Red Sonja Vol #3 #1 showed a very strong from Dynamite at 21,000 copies.

Monstress #3 has a ton of buzz from Image but only brought in 20,000 sales.

Archie #5 is at 20,000 across 3 covers which is only 6,500 copies each making all new Archie covers very hard to find with news of a new TV program on the way.

Deadpool was reprinted in January in 10 different $1.00 comics. The 2nd best selling title was: True Believers Deadpool Origins #1 at 20,000 copies.

Gotham Academy has been the latest hit DC title for speculators yet the latest issue #14 came in at 15,000 copies.

Rick And Morty is a goliath in back issue sales but the new releases still bring luke warm sales at 14,000 copies.

Devolution #1 from Rick Remender at Dynamite came in at a low 14,000 copies and a 2nd printing is on the way.

Lucifer TV series is now running and the first new comic is #2 from DC at only 12,000 copies.

Batman TMNT #1 came out last month but sales were so strong another 12,000 sold in January causing a sell out and a 2nd printing on the way.

Doctor Who 12th Doctor was relaunched as Year Two #1 at Titan Comics with 10,000 copies across variants.

Jem and the Holograms continues to be a popular series to collect but the latest issue #11 came in at 10,000.

Ghostbusters was relaunched as International #1 at only 9,600 copies

American Monster #1 from Aftershock received lots of buzz but came in at 9,500 copies.

Gi Joe A Real American Hero #223 featured a subscription action figure variant again this month. The complete print run was 7,800 across 3 covers making the action figure possibly only about 3,000 copies total. #224 came in at 7,400 copies making its action figure variant also likely about 3,000 copies.

Nowhere Men #7 was relaunched from Image after a 27 month delay. #7 sold out quickly but received 7,400 in orders for this popular title which debuted in 2012.

50 million people tuned in to watch the relaunch of X-Files on TV this month but the latest issue of the comic series sold 7,100 copies. For Season 11 #6

Harley Quinn polybag sales were so strong in December but due to overprinting 6,700 more copies of Justice League #47 were sold in January.

Uncle Scrooge and all the other Disney titles at IDW have started to sell out at Diamond and the latest issue #10 came in at 6,200 copies. Donald Duck #9 was at 5,300 copies. Mickey Mouse #8 at 5,100 copies.

Walt Disney Comics and Stories #727 at 4,600 copies.

Superzero #2 from Aftershock came in at 5,500 proving to be the most popular 2nd issue of an Aftershock title. Insexts #2 at 4,800 copies. Dreaming Eagles #2 at 4,500 copies. Replica #2 at 3,700 copies.

Strayer #1 from Aftershock debuted at only 5,500 sales - the smallest print run so far of this publisher.

Lucifer TV show received a $1.00 Special Edition from DC selling 5,000 copies

Grimm Fairy Tales Steam punk #1 was the best selling Zenescope title at 4,800 copies at $5.99 price

Some of the rarer indie published titles with surprisingly low print runs were:

Man Plus #1 Titan 4,400 copies

Evil Dead 2 Cradle Of The Damned #1 4,300 copies

Amazing Forest #1 IDW 4,600 copies

Luna The Vampire #1 IDW 4,000 copies

The following titles are the rarest indie books that did not even make the top 300 of the month.

Spirit Leaves #1 Chapterhouse 3,400 copies

Hip Hop Family Tree #6 Fantagraphics 3,300 copies

Welcome To Show side #3 Z2 comics at 3,300 copies

Interceptor #1 Heavy Metal at 3,200 copies

Devi Witchblade One Shot Sejic #1 Graphic India Comics at 3,100 copies featuring Witchblade from Image

Enormous V2 #4 215 Ink at 2,600 copies - that’s 1,300 copies per cover

Monster World #2 American Gothic at 2,100 copies

Top 10 best selling DC Comics of January 2016 - 37,000 copies or more.

1

Batman

48

$3.99

DC

100962

2

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2

$3.99

DC

52337

3

Justice League of America

7

$3.99

DC

47835

4

Detective Comics

48

$3.99

DC

45111

5

Harley Quinn

24

$3.99

DC

44967

6

Batman and Robin Eternal

14

$2.99

DC

39044

7

Batman and Robin Eternal

15

$2.99

DC

38858

8

Batman and Robin Eternal

16

$2.99

DC

38321

9

Superman

48

$3.99

DC

37690

10

Batman and Robin Eternal

17

$2.99

DC

37675

 

Top 10 best selling Marvel Comics of January 2016 - 65,000 copies or more.

1

Secret Wars

9

$4.99

Marvel

149028

2

Spider-Man Deadpool

1

$3.99

Marvel

133813

3

Star Wars

14

$3.99

Marvel

118471

4

Star Wars

15

$3.99

Marvel

107858

5

Old Man Logan

1

$4.99

Marvel

104362

6

Obi-Wan and Anakin

1

$3.99

Marvel

102861

7

Darth Vader

15

$3.99

Marvel

98405

8

Uncanny X-Men

1

$3.99

Marvel

93252

9

Amazing Spider-Man

6

$3.99

Marvel

76517

10

A-Force

1

$3.99

Marvel

65661

 

Top 10 best selling Image Comics of January 2016 - 20,000 copies or more.

1

Walking Dead

150

$2.99

Image

156166

2

Saga

33

$2.99

Image

50415

3

Paper Girls

4

$2.99

Image

38290

4

I Hate Fairyland

4

$3.50

Image

25708

5

Tokyo Ghost

5

$3.99

Image

22724

6

Outcast By Kirkman & Azaceta

15

$2.99

Image

22195

7

Huck

3

$3.50

Image

20986

8

Monstress

3*

$3.99

Image

20859

9

Cry Havoc

1

$3.99

Image

20677

10

Descender

9

$2.99

Image

20017

 

 

Top 7 best selling Valiant Comics of January 2016 - 4,700 copies or more.

1

Faith

1

$3.99

Valiant

22020

2

Bloodshot Reborn

10*

$3.99

Valiant

10756

3

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior

3

$3.99

Valiant

8384

4

Ninjak

11

$3.99

Valiant

8373

5

X-O Manowar

43

$3.99

Valiant

6696

6

Dr Mirage Second Lives

2

$3.99

Valiant

6046

7

Imperium

12

$3.99

Valiant

4735

 

Top 13 lowest selling DC Comics of January 2016 - 4,400 copies or more.

1

Slash & Burn

3

$3.99

DC

4403

2

Last Gang In Town

2

$3.99

DC

4750

3

Scooby Doo Where Are You

65

$2.99

DC

4906

4

Dark Knight III Master Race

2

$5.99

DC

5050

5

Lucifer

1 Spec. Ed.

$1.00

DC

5074

6

New Romancer

2

$3.99

DC

5655

7

Survivors Club

4

$3.99

DC

5731

8

Art Ops

4

$3.99

DC

5772

9

Jacked

3

$3.99

DC

5787

10

Red Thorn

3

$3.99

DC

5802

11

DC Essentials DC The New Frontier

1

$1.00

DC

6051

12

Fables The Wolf Among Us

13

$3.99

DC

6254

13

Unfollow

3

$3.99

DC

6510

 

 

 

Top 20 lowest selling Marvel Comics of January 2016 - 4,000 copies or more.

1

Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two

15

$2.99

Marvel

4028

2

Spider-Gwen

0

$4.99

Marvel

4816

3

Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Spider-Verse

3

$2.99

Marvel

4844

4

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy

4

$2.99

Marvel

5662

5

Guide To Marvel Cinematic Universe Ca First Avenger

$3.99

Marvel

5896

6

Figment 2

5

$3.99

Marvel

7291

7

Dark Tower Drawing of Three Lady of Shadows

5

$3.99

Marvel

7676

8

Marvels Captain America Civil War Prelude

4

$2.99

Marvel

11115

9

Starbrand and Nightmask

2

$3.99

Marvel

11677

10

Marvels Captain America Civil War Prelude

3

$2.99

Marvel

12828

11

Howling Commandos of Shield

4

$3.99

Marvel

14091

12

Miracleman By Gaiman and Buckingham

6

$4.99

Marvel

14200

13

True Believers Groovy Deadpool

1

$1.00

Marvel

16281

14

True Believers Meaty Deadpool

1

$1.00

Marvel

16291

15

Hercules

3

$3.99

Marvel

16310

16

True Believers Evil Deadpool

1

$1.00

Marvel

16426

17

True Believers Deadpool Musical

1

$1.00

Marvel

16565

18

True Believers Deadpool Variants

1

$1.00

Marvel

16861

19

Black Knight

3

$3.99

Marvel

17118

20

True Believers Detective Deadpool

1

$1.00

Marvel

17607

 

 

Top 20 lowest selling Image Comics of January 2016 - 4,000 copies or more.

1

Black Jack Ketchum

2

$3.99

Image

4038

2

Codename Baboushka Conclave of Death

4

$3.99

Image

4056

3

Limbo

3

$2.99

Image

4160

4

Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses

11

$3.99

Image

4318

5

Postal

9

$3.99

Image

4382

6

Pencil Head

1

$3.99

Image

4805

7

Faster Than Light

5

$2.99

Image

5127

8

Ringside

3

$3.99

Image

5269

9

Legacy of Luther Strode

4

$3.50

Image

5467

10

Citizen Jack

3*

$3.99

Image

5518

11

Mythic

6

$3.99

Image

5590

12

Island

6

$7.99

Image

5764

13

Prophet Earth War

1

$3.99

Image

6015

14

Four Eyes Hearts of Fire

1

$2.99

Image

6122

15

Phonogram The Immaterial Girl

6

$3.99

Image

6163

16

Revival

36

$3.99

Image

6182

17

Violent

2

$2.99

Image

6474

18

Wayward

13

$3.50

Image

6589

19

Wolf

5

$3.50

Image

6752

20

Odyc

9

$3.99

Image

7165

 

 

Top 20 lowest selling Marvel Comics of their relaunch = January 2016 - 4,000 copies or more.

It is becoming quickly evident which Marvel titles are sinking fast and which are likely to be cancelled very soon. These are some of the worst sales figures Marvel has ever received in its 77 year history of publishing. Note some of these actually have variant covers too which would be extremely small print runs.

1

Starbrand and Nightmask

2

11677

2

Howling Commandos of Shield

4

14091

3

Miracleman By Gaiman and Buckingham

6

14200

4

Hercules

3

16310

5

Black Knight

3

17118

6

Weirdworld

2

17759

7

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

3

18424

8

Drax

3

18837

9

Angela Queen of Hel

4

18917

10

Illuminati

3

19025

11

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

4

19923

12

Patsy Walker Aka Hellcat

2

20836

13

Star-Lord

3

22698

14

Nova

3

23464

15

Squadron Supreme

3

23551

16

Spider-Woman

3

24054

17

Web Warriors

3

25407

18

Scarlet Witch

2

25728

19

All New Inhumans

3

25746

20

Astonishing Ant-Man

4

25768

21

Venom Space Knight

3

25770

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2015 COMIC BOOK MARKET Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com

www.HoknesUSA.com www.HoknesComics.com

Here are some of the highlights and sales put into perspective

Big boom for DC and Batman with 3 of the top 5 comics of the month.

Once again proving no character sells like Batman does!

Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 has possibly the largest print run of any TMNT comic in history.

Harley Quinn polybag variants from DC was also a big gimmick that worked well over 10 titles.

Batman 47 127,000 sold out at diamond (106,000 last month)

Harleys Little Black Book 1 92,000 sold out at diamond

Justice League 47 84,000 (75,000 last month)

Harley Quinn 23 69,000 (58,000 last month)

Justice League 6 55,000 (52,000 last month)

Superman 47 47,000 (41,000 last month)

Green Lantern 47 45,000 (38,000 last month)

Flash 47 42,000 (36,000 last month)

Wonder Woman 47 40,000 (34,000 last month)

Green Arrow 47 30,000 (24,000 last month)

Green Arrow Harley Quinn variants are easily the scarcest of the batch of 30 Harley covers.

Sales seem to improve about 9% across all the titles due to the polybags

However overall this is not a very drastic increase and surely the bags were more than 1/5 of the entire sales of each title otherwise these polybag editions are quite scarce since the chances of getting each variant is only 1 in 3. So for example if 10,000 bags of Green Arrow were sold then that’s only 3,333 copies of each of the 3 variants making this not rare but a fairly scarce comic for all the hype it received.

Most impressive sales debut of the month is the launch of Guardians Of Infinity #1 at 121,000 and $4.99

Star Wars became the biggest movie of all time and comic sales were still impressive but holding.

Star Wars leading at 139,000 with Darth Vader at 97,000. Chewbacca 53,000, Kanan 40,000.

Best Selling Marvel titles regularly releases

Amazing Spider-Man 5 $3.99 Marvel 79,122

Deadpool 4 $3.99 Marvel 63,149 sold out in advance of release

Invincible Iron Man 4 $3.99 Marvel 57,639

Doctor Strange 3 $3.99 Marvel 57,135

Extraordinary X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 56,100

Spider-Gwen 3 $3.99 Marvel 54,844

Guardians of Galaxy 3 $3.99 Marvel 53,627

Uncanny Avengers 3 $3.99 Marvel 53,216

All New Wolverine 3 $3.99 Marvel 50,990

Extraordinary X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 49,079 sold out in advance of release

Uncanny Inhumans 3 $3.99 Marvel 43,036

Deadpool 3.1 $3.99 Marvel 42,615

New Avengers 4 $3.99 Marvel 36,669

Ultimate End 5 $4.99 Marvel 35,926

Carnage 3 $3.99 Marvel 34,852

Spider-Man 2099 4 $3.99 Marvel 32,464

Captain America White 5 $3.99 Marvel 29,600

Captain America Sam Wilson 4 $3.99 Marvel 29,512

Contest of Champions 3 $3.99 Marvel 29,165

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 3 $3.99 Marvel 25,350

Angela Queen of Hel 3 $3.99 Marvel 20,958

Howling Commandos of Shield 3 $3.99 Marvel 18,002

Dark Tower Drawing of Three Lady of Shadows 4 $3.99 Marvel 7,935

Figment 2 4 $3.99 Marvel 6,937

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy 3 $2.99 Marvel 6,159

Sales have started to settle down for the new Marvel launches giving DC a bigger market share again.

Howling Commandos is the first new Marvel title to drop under 20,000 copies.

Note that only 2 of the entire line of new Marvel titles is still selling more than 60,000 copies a month that have passed issue #3.

The 2 big Star Wars titles are outselling ALL Marvel ongoing titles.

Deadpool #1 was listed as selling an incredible 81,000 a month after release - not sure how that is possible as Diamond did not have that many extras ever in inventory for re-orders.

Extraordinary X-Men #3 4 5 have all sold out at Diamond immediately proving this could be the first true hit title of the Marvel relaunches.

Deadpool 3.1 is a Spanish special issue which had much smaller print run than the other issues of the series.

Best Selling new Marvel #1’s

Guardians of Infinity 1 $4.99 Marvel 121,407

Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 84,500

All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 81,342

Gwenpool Special 1 $5.99 Marvel 80,768 4 variant covers - one-shot

Totally Awesome Hulk 1 $4.99 Marvel 74,471 1st Amadeus Cho Hulk

Spidey 1 $3.99 Marvel 65,503

All New Inhumans 1 $4.99 Marvel 58,123

Scarlet Witch 1 $3.99 Marvel 57,835

Deadpool and Cable Split Second 1 $4.99 Marvel 57,198 Cable mini-series

Squadron Supreme 1 $3.99 Marvel 48,247 Death of Namor

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat 1 $3.99 Marvel 46,198 Jessica Jones character

Red Wolf 1 $3.99 Marvel 39,288

Weirdworld 1 $3.99 Marvel 30,288 1st Becca

Starbrand and Nightmask 1 $3.99 Marvel 27,969

Marvels Captain America Civil War Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 15,396 movie tie-in

Star Wars (7th printing) 1 $4.99 Marvel 10,070 latest printing sold out at Diamond

Darth Vader (5th printing) 1 $4.99 Marvel 7,844 latest printing

Howard The Duck 1 $4.99 Marvel 7,821 Gwenpool 2nd printing

This was the 3rd big month of relaunches of titles for Marvel.

Marvel had been drastically overprinting their new #1’s in October. But they have now stopped doing that so the print runs overall of these new #1’s and #2’s is much smaller now and many titles are selling out at Diamond.

DC - new series and any sales noteworthy.

Robin War 1 $4.99 DC 45,058

Batman 66 Meets The Man From Uncle 1 $2.99 DC 17,363

Lucifer 1 $3.99 DC 17,306

Batman 66 30 $2.99 DC 14,000

Sheriff of Babylon 1 $3.99 DC 10,234

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman 17 $3.99 DC 9,138

New Romancer 1 $3.99 DC 8,639

Last Gang In Town 1 $3.99 DC 8,396

Unfollow 2 $3.99 DC 7,082

The majority of the DC Vertigo series are all under 9,000 copies each.

Unfollow #2 sold out and has a new printing and a potential TV show in the works.

Sensation Comics #17 is the poorest selling DC mainstream superhero book.

Some Batman related titles are selling under 20,000 copies.

Best Selling Marvel #2 issues

Mighty Thor 2 $3.99 Marvel 70,331

All New All Different Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 67,154

All New X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 56,168

Daredevil 2 $3.99 Marvel 49,758

Ms Marvel 2 $3.99 Marvel 46,610

Silk 2 $3.99 Marvel 38,356

Ultimates 2 $3.99 Marvel 37,055

Vision 2 $3.99 Marvel 36,107

All New Hawkeye 2 $3.99 Marvel 35,363

All New Inhumans 2 $3.99 Marvel 34,471

Howard The Duck 2 $4.99 Marvel 33,578 Gwenpool storyline

Venom Space Knight 2 $3.99 Marvel 32,210

Web Warriors 2 $3.99 Marvel 31,614

Spider-Woman 2 $3.99 Marvel 27,801

Squadron Supreme 2 $3.99 Marvel 27,643

Nova 2 $3.99 Marvel 27,120

Star-Lord 2 $3.99 Marvel 26,348

Illuminati 2 $3.99 Marvel 23,090

Drax 2 $3.99 Marvel 23,054

Black Knight 2 $3.99 Marvel 22,081

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 2 $3.99 Marvel 21,715

Hercules 2 $3.99 Marvel 20,719

Marvels Captain America Civil War Prelude 2 $2.99 Marvel 13,634

Sales are definitely dropping on all new titles with their 2nd issues. Many fell below 30,000 immediately.

Best Selling IMAGE comics of December 2015

33 Image titles.

Walking Dead 149 $2.99 Image 65,406

Saga 32 $2.99 Image 51,850

Paper Girls 3 $2.99 Image 43,737

We Stand On Guard 6 $2.99 Image 35,177

I Hate Fairyland 3 $3.50 Image 27,843

Tokyo Ghost 4 $3.99 Image 24,133

Outcast 14 $2.99 Image 23,319

Huck 2 $3.50 Image 22,937

Monstress 2* $3.99 Image 21,243

Descender 8 $2.99 Image 20,999

Goddamned 2 $3.99 Image 20,415

East of West 23 $3.50 Image 19,184

Wicked & Divine 17 $3.50 Image 18,479

Symmetry 1* $3.99 Image 17,522 #1 ISSUE

Black Magick 3 $3.99 Image 15,070

Black Science 18 $3.50 Image 14,465

Plutona 3 $2.99 Image 13,948

Lazarus 21 $3.50 Image 13,390

Trees 13 $2.99 Image 12,728

Rat Queens 14 $3.99 Image 12,468

Invincible 126 $2.99 Image 12,436

Violent 1 $2.99 Image 11,751 #1 ISSUE

Beauty 5 $3.50 Image 11,514

Pretty Deadly 7 $3.50 Image 11,277

Autumnlands Tooth & Claw 8 $2.99 Image 11,104

Deadly Class 17 $3.99 Image 11,035

Birthright 12 $2.99 Image 10,633

Nailbiter 18 $2.99 Image 8,853

Chew 53 $3.50 Image 8,829

Head Lopper 2 $5.99 Image 8,755

Citizen Jack 2* $3.99 Image 8,402

Black Jack Ketchum 1 $3.99 Image 8,022 #1 ISSUE

Wayward 12 $3.50 Image 7,015

Monstress is #9 best selling Image book but selling out with lots of hype and reprints.

Latest #1 debuts all had poor sales.

Interesting INDIE books of note:

86 Invader Zim 5 $3.99 Oni 30,106

143 Klaus 2 $3.99 Boom 18,247

146 James Bond 3 $3.99 Dynamite 17,730

168 Rick & Morty 9 $3.99 Oni 14,526

178 Dr Mirage Second Lives 1 $3.99 Valiant 12,844

182 Jughead 3 $3.99 Archie 12,229

187 Judge Dredd 1 $3.99 IDW 11,602

184 Jem & The Holograms 10* $3.99 IDW 11,845

198 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 221 $3.99 IDW 10,450

210 Star Trek Starfleet Academy 1 $3.99 IDW 9,519

206 Superzero 1 $3.99 Aftershock 10,001

217 Jim Hensons Storyteller Dragons 1 $3.99 Boom 9,121

228 Bobs Burgers Ongoing 6 $3.99 Dynamite 8,644

240 Back To The Future 1 $3.99 IDW 8,014

244 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 222 $3.99 IDW 7,760

249 Insexts 1 $3.99 Aftershock 7,673

252 King Conan Wolves Beyond The Border 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7,641

253 Bobs Burgers Ongoing 7 $3.99 Dynamite 7,492

260 Snow Blind 1 $3.99 Boom 7,067

266 Dreaming Eagles 1 $3.99 Aftershock 6,927

295 Replica 1 $3.99 Aftershock 6,002

298 Code Pru 1 $3.99 Avatar 5,935

299 Call of Duty Black Ops III 2* $3.99 Dark Horse 5,893

316 Venus 1 $3.99 Boom 5,217

327 Carver Paris Story 1 $3.99 Z2 4,809

329 We Can Never Go Home 5 $3.99 Black Mask 4,808

330 Xed 1 $3.99 Black Mask 4,798

394 Hip Hop Family Tree 4 $3.99 Fantagraphics 3,318

401 Welcome To Showside 2 $3.99 Z2 3,255

Aftershock Comics debuted with their first 4 titles and Superzero did the best at 10,000 copies.

Some big TV property comics had small print runs like Bobs Burgers, Jim Henson, Gi Joe, Rick and Morty.

Black Mask comics both sold under 5,000 copies even with lots of hype.

Carver Paris Story #1 surprisingly sold way more than Show side #2.

Keep in mind most books at the bottom of the sales list actually have more than 1 cover making copies of each individual cover actually much rarer yet.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2015 COMIC BOOK MARKET Analysis by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com

Batman had possibly his biggest single month sales in 22 years with the huge variety of exclusive and variant covers of the new Frank Miller series. 440,000 copies

The majority of new comics launched in the top 10 have higher cover prices making $4.99 the average price!!

Vader Down and related titles had a big bump in sales.

Both Dark Knight and Vader Down had a 1:5000 variant cover - the first time in history this has happened and both of those books were able to sell for about $4,000.00 each even though it cost retailers closer to $12,000.00 to get one qualifying with all the other covers.

5 Star Wars titles in the top 16 shows a big push before the movie debuts.

Secret Wars sales are actually increasing up to a hefty 177,000 for #7

The best selling new #1 from Marvel are Deadpool, Extraordinary X-Men, All New Avengers.

Batman is the best selling regular DC comic ranking at only #13 at 106,000

13 comics sold over 100,000 copies this month.

Interesting sales of note:

Ms Marvel #1 79,000

Howard The Duck #1 61,000 1st Gwenpool sold out quickly

Silk #1 57,000 sold out quickly

Image best selling titles are Walking Dead, Saga, Paper Girls, We Stand On Guard

Weak launches for Marvel

Drax #1 49,000

Star-Lord #1 47,000

Nova #1 45,000

Hercules #1 44,000

Illuminati #1 44,000

Vision #1 42,000

Black Knight #1 39,000

Moon Girl #1 38,000

Marvel Universe Ult Spider-Man Spider-Verse #1 7,144

Max Ride #1 5,877

Kanan is the rarest of all the new Marvel star wars titles at only 42,000 now and sells out fast at diamond each issue.

Batman & Robin Eternal #8 new key issue 42,000

Superman is the #55 best selling title for the worlds greatest superhero at 41,000

New miniseries American Alien #1 sold 41,000

James Bond made a big splash #1 at 35,000

Huck #1 optioned for new movie came out at only 35,000 for Image

Jason Aaron new title Goddamned #1 came out at only 33,000 for Image

Justice League Darkseid War titles all sold out and went to 2nd printings and all sold around 33,000 each

Spider-Gwen mania continued with #0 selling out in advance of release at only 30,000 copies

Image had a big hit on their hand with Monstress #1 which sold 30,000 copies of 1st printing

Klaus #1 sold out quickly and went to 3rd printing but had a 25,000 print run from Boom

Marvel poor selling #2 issues

Angela Queen of Hel 2 $3.99 Marvel 23,264

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 2 $3.99 Marvel 23,064

Secret Wars Too 1 $4.99 Marvel 21,347

Howling Commandos of Shield 2 $3.99 Marvel 20,498

Marvel Universe Guardians of Galaxy 2 $2.99 Marvel 7,364

Death of Superman and Harley Quinn 3001 in Justice League 3001

Justice League 3001 6 $2.99 DC 14,659

New Image titles

Citizen Jack 1* $3.99 Image 15,095

Ringside 1 $3.99 Image 14,205

Limbo 1 $2.99 Image 10,869

Rick and Morty issues continue to sell out and yet print runs are still initially very low

Rick & Morty 8 $3.99 Oni 14,603

Surprise hit of the month for Dark Horse Comics sold out super quick

Call of Duty Black Ops III 1* $3.99 Dark Horse 13,104

Unfollow #1 optioned for new TV show DC Vertigo and #1 and #2 sell out quickly at Diamond and heat up in price

Unfollow 1 $3.99 DC 10,740

Action Figure variant covers

Gi Joe #219 starts a continuous series of action figure variant subscription covers which may have a print run of only 5,000 copies each

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 219 $3.99 IDW 8,771

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 220 $3.99 IDW 8,237

Disney titles continue to have 1:25 ratio variants but these have to be getting super rare now that the print runs are so small. So print run is likely only about 280 copies of each 1:25 variant. My prediction is years from now these are going to be ultra valuable books with Disney collectors.

Uncle Scrooge 8* $3.99 IDW 7,667

Donald Duck 7* $3.99 IDW 7,451

Mickey Mouse 6* $3.99 IDW 7,239

Walt Disney Comics & Stories 725* $3.99 IDW 6,264

Garth Ennis new title had 3 covers and yet small print run

Johnny Red 1 $3.99 Titan 6,198

Star Wars achieved a 7th printing and sales are starting to fall for sure making this a rare one !

Star Wars 1 $4.99 Marvel 4,773

Classic Canadian superhero sales stay steady

Captain Canuck 2015 5 $3.99 Chapter House 4,197

Local Comic Shop Day happened on Nov 28th in only 20% of comic shops with rare exclusive books that actually made the diamond chart

LCSD 2015 Invader Zim Treasury Ed $14.99 Oni 3,927

LCSD 2015 Rick & Morty Treasury Ed $14.99 Oni 3,212

Invader Zim is one of the best selling back issue titles on the market and sold almost an extra 4,000 re-orders from stores a month after release

Invader Zim 4 $3.99 Oni 3,918

Welcome To Showside was another huge re-order title selling almost as many copies in re-order as it did the month before.

Welcome To Showside 1 $3.99 Z2 2,726

Grimm Fairy Tales has a loyal following but print runs are crazy small considering there are usually at least 4 covers for each issue so divide the print runs by 4 and realize these books have less than 1,000 copies made of regular covers

Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 41 $3.99 Zenescope 3,883

Grimm Fairy Tales Oz Reign of Witch Queen 6 $3.99 Zenescope 3,817

Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Ongoing 16 $3.99 Zenescope 3,810

Grimm Fairy Tales Coven 4 $3.99 Zenescope 3,789

Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Tales of Terror Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Zenescope 3,286

Worst Selling new comics of the month

These had such small limited print runs they did not even make the top 300 best selling titles.

This either is a speculators dream for quick profits OR it its just a title that retailers didn’t think anyone would want.

Exodus Life After 1* $3.99 Oni 3,641

Niobe She Is Life 1 $3.99 Stranger 3,443

451 Media Group

Oddly none of their titles made the chart at all even though I am led to believe print runs should have been high enough to chart but perhaps they were not giving these a better chance for increasing in value over time.

Learn more about comic sales, what to buy and what is selling out with my weekly market reports at

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