#1 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Everyone.

The sales figures for April 2013 are in, so here is the top 50:

Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1Batman19$3.99DC132,147
2Thanos Rising1$3.99Marvel114,720
3Jupiters Legacy1*$2.99Image105,437
4Age of Ultron4$3.99Marvel101,057
5Justice League19$3.99DC100,943
6Age of Ultron5$3.99Marvel97,982
7Age of Ultron6$3.99Marvel97,242
8Walking Dead109$2.99Image90,362
9Batman and Red Robin19$2.99DC89,182
10Guardians of the Galaxy2$3.99Marvel88,184
11Superior Spider-Man7$3.99Marvel87,945
12Superior Spider-Man8$3.99Marvel85,671
13All New X-Men10$3.99Marvel84,760
14Uncanny Avengers6$3.99Marvel80,863
15Uncanny X-Men4$3.99Marvel80,047
16Uncanny X-Men5$3.99Marvel78,919
17Avengers10$3.99Marvel78,905
18Detective Comics19$7.99DC77,922
19Avengers9$3.99Marvel77,780
20Uncanny Avengers7$3.99Marvel77,027
21Green Lantern19$2.99DC71,018
22New Avengers5$3.99Marvel63,423
23Wolverine2$3.99Marvel57,165
24Deadpool7$2.99Marvel57,016
25Batman Incorporated10$2.99DC56,464
26Indestructible Hulk6$3.99Marvel55,470
27Saga12$2.99Image53,339
28Deadpool8$2.99Marvel52,851
29Batman The Dark Knight19$2.99DC52,644
30Action Comics19$3.99DC52,007
31Thor God of Thunder7$3.99Marvel51,526
32Superman19$2.99DC48,598
33Captain America6$3.99Marvel47,802
34Wolverine And X-Men27AU$3.99Marvel47,055
35Nightwing19$2.99DC46,978
36Wonder Woman19$2.99DC46,492
37Batgirl19$2.99DC45,939
38Savage Wolverine4$3.99Marvel45,933
39Earth 211$2.99DC45,468
40Star Wars4$2.99Dark Horse45,019
41Ultron1AU$3.99Marvel44,854
42Iron Man8$3.99Marvel43,974
43Green Lantern Corps19$2.99DC43,903
44Wolverine And X-Men28$3.99Marvel42,718
45Flash19$2.99DC42,079
46East of West2*$3.50Image41,838
47Cable And X-Force7$3.99Marvel41,500
48Green Lantern New Guardians19$2.99DC41,481
49Fantastic Four6$2.99Marvel41,291
50Before Watchmen Comedian6$3.99DC40,852

For the full list, visit: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2013/2013-04.html

Scarlotte.

#2 Posted by Cassidy_ORourke (201 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambit's sales figures always make me really nervous.

#3 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel's really outselling DC. Perhaps I should consider changing teams. Where's my "I <3 Spidey" shirt.

#4 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by Cassidy_ORourke (201 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: I think we have this convo every month lol

I think I've heard rumors that Captain Marvel is relatively safe, though.

#6 Posted by SmashBrawler (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

Demon Knights' sales figures are depressing, to say the least.

#7 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7569 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@cassidy_orourke: Whoever it is running its' letters page says that there are no plans to cancel it, and that there are big plans for after the mini-event.

Has anything like than been mentioned in any Gambit issues?

@smashbrawler If I'm looking at it correctly, it seems to be the lowest selling New 52 title that isn't being cancelled. I'd be getting worried for its safety if I was a reader.

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle_forum_junkie: Do you know what their 'danger zone' is? DCs is apparently under 20,000 to consider cancelling. Though Marvel don't have the limited number of ongoings that DC has, so I can understand that low selling Marvel titles would be safer than DCs.

#10 Posted by SmashBrawler (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Oh, I know it's a goner. Much like Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE and I, Vampire before, Demon Knights has been very fortunate so far, probably because of consistently positive reviews and a decent fan following. And much like those two other titles, it's totally getting cancelled. It's sad, but hardly surprising. Meanwhile, Teen Titans is outselling this series by a huge margin. Life sometimes sucks.

#11 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler: Yeah, it seems like a familiar name will always outsell a lesserknown, but higher quality product.

I don't read Teen Titans or Demon Knights, but I frequently hear that Titans is bad and Knights is good.

#12 Edited by Catsnlynne (1000 posts) - - Show Bio

Two of my books Earth 2 at # 39 (45,468) and Flash at # 45 (42,079) made the top 50. I'm surprised Stormwatch at # 145 (13,626) didn't do better. It seemed like a lot of people were excited about the new Stormwatch team.

#13 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7569 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle_forum_junkie: Do you know what their 'danger zone' is? DCs is apparently under 20,000 to consider cancelling. Though Marvel don't have the limited number of ongoings that DC has, so I can understand that low selling Marvel titles would be safer than DCs.

Yeah, and I also hear a few really good titles like Vibe and Batwing are in danger of getting cancelled because it's so high...

#14 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio

Where are the Injustice comics on there?

#15 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42:

98Injustice Gods Among Us4$3.99DC21,669

@battle_forum_junkie:

Batwing seems to go by different rules though. It's been a very low seller for ages and there's no sign of it going. It got about 1,500 extra sales in April, probably because of the big Luke Fox reveal, but even with that it's still really low. It'll be interesting to see how sales will be affected by Luke being there.

#16 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42:

98Injustice Gods Among Us4$3.99DC21,669

@battle_forum_junkie:

Batwing seems to go by different rules though. It's been a very low seller for ages and there's no sign of it going. It got about 1,500 extra sales in April, probably because of the big Luke Fox reveal, but even with that it's still really low. It'll be interesting to see how sales will be affected by Luke being there.

oh!

Injustice made it top 100, this is the first Digital-first comic book to do that

I really doubt that the increase on Batwing will stick

#17 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad: Do you mean this series or #4 itself? Because #1 Got to 96 with it's first issue in January.

I kinda doubt it too, unless they manage to do something really special with the series.

#18 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad:

Do you mean this series or #4 itself? Because #1 Got to 96 with it's first issue in January.

I kinda doubt it too, unless they manage to do something

really

special with the series.

I didnt knew that, I just knew that digital-first comics never reach the top 100 and Injustice was really close on doing it.

Yeah, there is nothing really special about Batwing, the concept is less original than before

#19 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7569 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42:

98Injustice Gods Among Us4$3.99DC21,669

@battle_forum_junkie:

Batwing seems to go by different rules though. It's been a very low seller for ages and there's no sign of it going. It got about 1,500 extra sales in April, probably because of the big Luke Fox reveal, but even with that it's still really low. It'll be interesting to see how sales will be affected by Luke being there.

Sorry... I don't actually read the comics so I don't what the "Luke Fox reveal" is...

Thanks for sharing the sales figures, though. :)

#20 Posted by The Stegman (23084 posts) - - Show Bio

Number 1, Batman, of course lol.

#21 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle_forum_junkie: They replaced David Zavimbe as Batwing with Luke Fox, son of Lucius.

I have no idea why they did this though. If the character isn't good enough to have his own series, why not just cancel it? Seems like an odd decision to me.

#22 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7569 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6107 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: I'm actually a little surprised to see Batman at number 1. Despite having sold many more issues in previous months, this is the first time this series has been at Number 1 since #1 in September 2011.

I wonder if Marvel expected Thanos Rising to sell more than it did. It seems that since the start of Marvel Now, they've been releasing a big name #1 every month, possibly so they can get the best seller time after time.

#24 Posted by nappystr8 (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a pretty unimpressive top 20 quality wise. But I am super excited for how well Jupiter's Legacy did. I was not expecting that. Leave it to my boy Millar to make an indy book break the top 3.

#25 Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow (1391 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright batman deadpool and Nightwing are safe phew!

#26 Posted by akbogert (3194 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to admit I'm surprised. I always monitor the numbers to see where Avengers Arena is (even though they've just confirmed it's going for at least ten more issues... which is more than are even out yet). Expected a bump at issue 7. Not only was there none, but the numbers have actually continued to decline (by almost 4,000 readers from 6 to 8 -- 11.8%, to be exact). Anyhow, thanks as ever for the reminder the numbers are out ^_^

March 75. Avengers Arena 6 - 31,617

April 71. Avengers Arena 7 - 29,784

April 77. Avengers Arena 8 - 27,900

#27 Posted by novi_homines (1330 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil not in the top 50. That should be a crime...

#28 Posted by HumanRocket (7446 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to see he Guardians o the galaxey are doing really week I was on the fence about it but after the few issues I'm really getting into it.

#29 Posted by lilben42 (2498 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by Lvenger (18329 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman's only on 45,000+ sales. It's a shame really as it's one of DC's better titles. Likewise TMNT being on 20,000 is a shame as that's really good too. Surprised to see Jupiter's Legacy rising to 3rd place so quickly.

#31 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so happy you have continued to do this!

I am not so happy about Journey Into Mystery -- but oh well, que sera sera.

#32 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4601 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand the internet rants and bashes for such series/stories/whatever like Superior SM, Age of Ultron, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine and the X-Men, but they end up being top sellers. WHAT?

*I just saw (agent) Venom & Scarlet Spider sales*

WUHAATT!

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#33 Edited by RustyRoy (10941 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman:

I'm actually a little surprised to see Batman at number 1. Despite having sold many more issues in previous months, this is the first time this series has been at Number 1 since #1 in September 2011.

I wonder if Marvel expected Thanos Rising to sell more than it did. It seems that since the start of Marvel Now, they've been releasing a big name #1 every month, possibly so they can get the best seller time after time.

Batman held the 2nd place from issue #1 while the the 1st place has always changed continuously so it was just a matter of time for it take the 1st place.