Here's a list from an Excel sheet I'm maintaining of the sales figures for each series in the New 52, for those who want to see how their favorite title is trending. The figures are taken from Diamond Comic Distributors (via Comichron), who keeps track of this sort of thing. In the following tables, assume the April issue is #30 unless otherwise noted. To make the chart easier to read, I put in the ranking for every fifth series.
Series in italics have already been cancelled. Here are March numbers.
|Series (Issue)||Apr. 2014 (#30)||March 2014||Feb. 2014||Jan. 2014|
|Justice League (#29)||78912||80901||84674|
|Justice League United (#0)||68431|
|Harley Quinn (#5)||63155||63120||63967||66363|
|5. Batman/Superman (#9)||56223||58138||61074|
|Superman/Wonder Woman (#7)||45157||43308||44847||47350|
|10. Green Lantern||44483||45797||49200||48831|
|Secret Origins (#1)||38742|
|Earth 2 (#22)||34970||35295||35732||36103|
|15. Aquaman and Others (#1)||34056|
|20. Justice League Dark||27695||29202||30519||32576|
|Justice League 3000 (#5)||27529||30127||33308||41423|
|Green Lantern Corps||26640||27754||29142||31447|
|Green Lanterns: New Guardians||24727||25296||27212||28346|
|25. Red Lanterns||24350||25153||24477|
|Red Hood and Outlaws||21718||22316||23236||24813|
|World's Finest (#22)||21485||25676||25585||20998|
|Birds of Prey||16358||16795||18092||19387|
|Trinity of Sin: Pandora (#10)||15337||17032||17703||18984|
|Phantom Stranger (#18)||14788||16395||17012||17435|
| 42. The Movement (#11)||5782||6281||6417||6629|
|Batman Eternal week||May 2014 (#1 to #4)|
Not counting Batman: Eternal, The New 52 sold a combined 1,359,289 issues, which is up 2.17% from last month. The new series this month just manage to cancel out the seven series we lost from March (Superman Unchained, JL America, Nightwing, The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad, Animal Man, and Talon). As another round of series exit stage left, there is a bit of musical chairs being played by the issues; JL America, and Suicide Squad will return for their final issues in May, Superman Unchained is set to return in July, while the other four are over for good.
Of the four new series, JL United and Sinestro are off to decent starts. Secret Origins is rather low, but an anthology-type series like that won't be a hot seller anyways. Aquaman and the Others is on the low side,
but in the past few months the link between sales and success has been weakened as strong sellers like Nightwing and The Dark Knight end and miniscule sellers like All-Star Western and the unkillable Batwing hang on. Update: DC's patience finally ran out for the lowest batch. Hang on, Kate Kane. Indeed once Stormwatch and The Movement end later this month, Batwing will be back to the bottom selling position, where it was for a good chunk of 2013.
In the coming months, the trend I'll be looking out for is how stable Batman: Eternal and the other weekly series, Future's End, hold up. Also, hopefully my Batwoman keeps hanging on. See you all next month.