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Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: February 2012

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by Paul O’Brien

With Marvel refocussing on more issues of fewer titles, and with the next wave of new titles presumably not due until after AVENGERS VS X-MEN, it’s a pretty quiet month for new titles. The main new launch is WINTER SOLDIER, there’s the much-delayed return of THE TWELVE… and that’s pretty much it.

Normal service is resumed, as Marvel had the largest share of the direct market, leading DC by 39% to 35% in unit share, and 36% to 29% in dollars. Bear in mind, though, that February was a five week month and DC didn’t take advantage of that extra week to ship further material.

Thanks as always to ICV2.com for permission to use these figures.

11,12. UNCANNY X-MEN
02/07  #483 -  83,009
02/08  #495 -  90,410
02/09  #506 -  71,684
02/10  #521 -  67,049
=====
02/11  #533 -  53,834  ( -0.4%)
03/11  #534 -  55,731  ( +3.5%)
04/11  #.1  -  53,473  ( -4.1%)
04/11  #535 -  56,795  ( +6.2%)
04/11  #536 -  53,502  ( -5.8%)
05/11  #537 -  53,716  ( +0.4%)
06/11  #538 -  53,319  ( -0.7%)
06/11  #539 -  54,284  ( +1.8%)
07/11  #540 -  57,206  ( +5.4%)
07/11  #541 -  55,856  ( -2.4%)
08/11  #542 -  54,840  ( -1.8%)
09/11  #543 -  58,326  ( +6.4%)
10/11  #544 -  60,212  ( +3.2%)
11/11  #1   - 109,911  (+82.5%)
11/11  #2   -  72,485  (-34.1%)
12/11  #3   -  64,112  (-11.6%)
01/12  #4   -  63,175  ( -1.5%)
01/12  #5   -  63,477  ( +0.5%)
02/12  #6   -  59,834  ( -5.7%)
02/12  #7   -  59,200  ( -1.1%)
               6 mnth  ( +8.0%)
               1 year  (+10.0%)
               2 year  (-11.7%)
               3 year  (-17.4%)
               4 year  (-34.5%)
               5 year  (-28.7%)

Once again, UNCANNY X-MEN is Marvel’s top selling title for the month; once again, it ships two issues; and once again, neither of them makes the top 10. Sales are down a bit, following what seems to be a common pattern where retailers order both issues at similar levels even though they’re cutting orders month on month. The upcoming AVENGERS VS X-MEN crossover should help.

13,14. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
10/11  #1 - 99,611
11/11  #2 - 83,356  (-16.3%)
12/11  #3 - 58,438  (-29.9%)
01/12  #4 - 59,530  ( +1.9%)
02/12  #5 - 55,788  ( -6.3%)
02/12  #6 - 55,341  ( -0.8%)

Similar points here, really. The drop from January’s issue #4 to February’s issue #5 is probably more significant that the drop between issues #5-6. But it’s Marvel’s second-biggest title and the upcoming crossover can only help.

16,23. NEW AVENGERS
02/07  #27 - 130,531
02/08  #38 - 104,140
02/09  #50 - 106,831
02/10  #62 -  76,405
=====
01/11  #8  -  61,169  ( -9.8%)
02/11  #9  -  60,914  ( -0.4%)
03/11  #10 -  59,929  ( -1.6%)
04/11  #11 -  61,778  ( +3.1%)
05/11  #12 -  60,328  ( -2.3%)
06/11  #13 -  57,682  ( -4.4%)
07/11  #14 -  58,306  ( +1.1%)
08/11  #15 -  56,035  ( -3.9%)
09/11  #16 -  57,959  ( +3.4%)
09/11  #.1 -  51,506  (-11.1%)
10/11  #17 -  55,732  ( +8.2%)
11/11  #18 -  54,454  ( -2.3%)
12/11  #19 -  52,915  ( -2.8%)
01/12  #20 -  52,910  ( -0.0%)
02/12  #21 -  54,105  ( +2.3%)
02/12  #22 -  51,235  ( -5.3%)
              6 mnth  ( -8.6%)
              1 year  (-16.2%)
              2 year  (-32.9%)
              3 year  (-52.0%)
              4 year  (-50.8%)
              5 year  (-60.7%)

Two issues this month, and issue #21 has a variant cover. The overall trend remains steady.

17. AVENGERS: X-SANCTION
12/11  #1 of 4 - 96,550
01/12  #2 of 4 - 58,578  (-39.3%)
02/12  #3 of 4 - 53,730  ( -8.3%)

Solid numbers but not as spectacular as you’d have expected from something so heavily hyped.

19,21. AVENGERS
02/11  #10 - 63,924  ( -1.5%)
03/11  #11 - 66,618  ( +4.2%)
04/11  #12 - 63,441  ( -4.8%)
04/11  #.1 - 60,455  ( -4.7%)
05/11  #13 - 68,086  (+12.6%)
06/11  #14 - 64,057  ( -5.9%)
07/11  #15 - 62,580  (-17.9%)
08/11  #16 - 60,295  ( -3.7%)
09/11  #17 - 61,492  ( +2.0%)
10/11  #18 - 58,897  ( -4.2%)
11/11  #19 - 56,620  ( -3.9%)
12/11  #20 - 57,145  ( +0.9%)
01/12  #21 - 54,803  ( -4.1%)
02/12  #22 - 52,683  ( -3.9%)
02/12  #23 - 52,222  ( -0.9%)
             6 mnth  (-13.4%)
             1 year  (-18.3%)

The December and January issues had variant covers so the drop for February may be slightly exaggerated.

20,22,26. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
02/07  #538 - 142,956
02/08  #551 -  88,084
02/09  #587 -  60,118
02/10  #622 -  53,929
=====
02/11  #653 -  53,103  (  +2.0%)
02/11  #654 -  53,882  (  +1.5%)
02/11  #.1  -  55,283  (  +2.6%)
02/11  #655 -  53,366  (  -3.5%)
03/11  #656 -  59,626  ( +11.7%)
03/11  #657 -  58,704  (  -1.5%)
04/11  #658 -  61,687  (  +5.1%)
04/11  #659 -  58,258  (  -5.6%)
05/11  #660 -  58,249  (  -0.0%)
05/11  #661 -  59,087  (  +1.4%)
05/11  #662 -  55,883  (  -5.4%)
06/11  #663 -  57,040  (  +2.1%)
06/11  #664 -  54,808  (  -3.9%)
07/11  #665 -  56,948  (  +3.9%)
07/11  #666 - 135,568  (+138.1%)
08/11  #667 -  71,235  ( -47.5%)
08/11  #668 -  57,533  ( -19.2%)
09/11  #669 -  71,944  ( +25.0%)
09/11  #670 -  57,959  ( -19.4%)
10/11  #671 -  59,426  (  +2.5%)
10/11  #672 -  57,860  (  -2.6%)
11/11  #673 -  57,159  (  -1.2%)
11/11  #674 -  57,723  (  +1.0%)
12/11  #675 -  54,652  (  -5.3%)
12/11  #676 -  54,001  (  -1.2%)
01/12  #677 -  57,186  (  +5.9%)
01/12  #678 -  54,252  (  -5.1%)
02/12  #679 -  52,564  (  -3.1%)
02/12  #.1  -  50,624  (  -3.7%)
02/12  #680 -  51,872  (  +2.5%)
               6 mnth  (  -9.8%)
               1 year  (  -2.3%)
               2 year  (  -3.8%)
               3 year  ( -13.7%)
               4 year  ( -41.1%)
               5 year  ( -63.7%)

Three issues this month, thanks to a Point One issue (which, as usual trails in a bit behind the regular issues). It’s one of the book’s lower selling months, but AMAZING does tend to wander up and down from story to story, and the next major storyline is upcoming.

24,39. WINTER SOLDIER
02/12  #1 - 50,932
02/12  #2 - 41,164  (-19.2%)

This month’s only new ongoing title, shipping two issues, and naturally fortified with variant covers. The second-issue drop is pretty reasonable, and a 51K launch figure puts the book in very similar territory to last year’s CAPTAIN AMERICA & BUCKY (which launched with 51,187).

25,28. UNCANNY X-FORCE
02/08  #1  - 105,149
02/09  #12 -  51,449
02/10  #24 -  49,790
=====
02/11  #5  -  51,470  (  +0.2%)
03/11  #.1 -  50,732  (  -1.4%)
03/11  #6  -  51,248  (  -1.0%)
04/11  #7  -  54,292  (  +5.9%)
04/11  #8  -  50,908  (  -6.2%)
05/11  #9  -  51,726  (  +1.6%)
05/11  #10 -  50,676  (  -2.0%)
06/11  #11 -  53,199  (  +5.0%)
07/11  #12 -  55,413  (  +4.2%)
08/11  #13 -  53,904  (  -2.7%)
08/11  #14 -  50,770  (  -5.8%)
09/11  #15 -  53,771  (  +5.9%)
10/11  #16 -  52,398  (  -2.6%)
11/11  #17 -  50,974  (  -2.7%)
12/11  #18 -  54,274  (  +6.5%)
12/11  #19 -  55,333  (  +2.0%)
01/12  #.1 -  50,399  (  -8.9%)
01/12  #20 -  51,054  (  +1.3%)
02/12  #21 -  50,654  (  -0.8%)
02/12  #22 -  49,665  (  -2.0%)
              6 mnth  (  -2.2%)
              1 year  (  -3.5%)
              2 year  (  -0.3%)
              3 year  (  -3.5%)
              4 year  ( -52.8%)

Holding fairly steady.

33. AVENGING SPIDER-MAN
11/11  #1 - 112,153
12/11  #2 -  60,682  (-45.9%)
01/12  #3 -  52,371  (-13.7%)
02/12  #4 -  45,622  (-12.9%)

This is starting to have a whiff of freefall about it, but bear in mind that Marvel have also been dialling back the variant covers and incentives over the course of these four issues. Assuming those covers were making a difference in the first place, that ought to mean that the drops here are being exaggerated.

34. ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN
02/07  #105    -  74,376
02/08  #119    -  58,045
02/09  #131    -  49,565
02/10  #7      -  42,176
=====
02/11  #153    -  43,986  ( +31.4%)
02/11  #154    -  43,209  (  -1.8%)
03/11  #155    -  44,067  (  +2.0%)
03/11  #156    -  44,920  (  +1.9%)
04/11  #157    -  50,896  ( +13.3%)
05/11  #158    -  47,941  (  -5.8%)
06/11  #159    -  51,766  (  +8.0%)
06/11  #160    - 166,944  (+222.5%)
07/11  #1 of 6 -  49,084  ( -70.6%)
07/11  #2 of 6 -  45,371  (  -7.6%)
07/11  #3 of 6 -  44,492  (  -1.9%)
08/11  #4 of 6 -  96,815  (+117.6%)
08/11  #5 of 6 -  41,336  ( -57.3%)
08/11  #6 of 6 -  39,190  (  -5.2%)
09/11  #1      -  95,483  (+143.6%)
09/11  #2      -  58,672  ( -38.6%)
10/11  #3      -  52,521  ( -10.5%)
11/11  #4      -  51,558  (  -1.8%)
12/11  #5      -  48,308  (  -6.3%)
01/12  #6      -  49,840  (  +3.2%)
02/12  #7      -  45,266  (  -9.2%)
                  6 mnth  ( +15.5%)
                  1 year  (  +2.9%)
                  2 year  (  +7.3%)
                  3 year  (  -8.7%)
                  4 year  ( -22.0%)
                  5 year  ( -39.1%)

Last issue had a variant cover, hence the drop. The book is still seeing some benefit from the recent relaunch.

35. CAPTAIN AMERICA
02/07  ---
02/08  #35  - 86,038
02/09  #47  - 62,850
02/10  #603 - 63,568
=====
02/11  #615 - 41,935  (  -0.4%)
03/11  #.1  - 43,117  (  +2.8%)
03/11  #616 - 44,394  (  +3.0%)
04/11  #617 - 45,400  (  +2.3%)
05/11  #618 - 44,748  (  -1.4%)
06/11  #619 - 44,796  (  +0.1%)
07/11  #1   - 96,926  (+116.4%)
08/11  #2   - 54,384  ( -43.9%)
09/11  #3   - 54,413  (  +0.1%)
10/11  ---
11/11  #4   - 54,157  (  -0.5%)
12/11  #5   - 47,333  ( -12.6%)
12/11  #6   - 47,753  (  +0.9%)
01/12  #7   - 46,954  (  -1.7%)
02/12  #8   - 43,487  (  -7.4%)
              6 mnth  ( -20.0%)
              1 year  (  +3.7%)
              2 year  ( -31.6%)
              3 year  ( -30.8%)
              4 year  ( -49.5%)
              5 year  (   --- )

The previous two issues both had variant covers, hence the sharper than usual drop.

36. INCREDIBLE HULK
02/07  #103 -  46,690
02/08  #2   -  93,725
02/09  #10  -  77,217
02/10  #607 -  45,870
=====
02/11  #622 -  30,404  (  -1.8%)
02/11  #623 -  30,140  (  -0.9%)
03/11  #624 -  32,066  (  +6.4%)
03/11  #625 -  29,792  (  -7.1%)
04/11  #626 -  29,782  (  -0.0%)
04/11  #627 -  30,788  (  +3.3%)
05/11  #628 -  28,822  (  -6.4%)
05/11  #629 -  28,103  (  -2.5%)
06/11  #630 -  28,028  (  -0.3%)
06/11  #631 -  27,456  (  -2.0%)
07/11  #632 -  28,518  (  +3.9%)
07/11  #633 -  27,216  (  -4.6%)
08/11  #634 -  27,310  (  +0.3%)
08/11  #635 -  38,223  ( +40.0%)
09/11  ---
10/11  #1   - 106,472  (+178.6%)
11/11  #2   -  80,143  ( -24.7%)
12/11  #3   -  46,446  ( -42.0%)
01/12  #4   -  45,876  (  -1.2%)
02/12  #5   -  42,760  (  -6.8%)
               6 mnth  ( +11.9%)
               1 year  ( +40.6%)
               2 year  (  -6.8%)
               3 year  ( -44.6%)
               4 year  ( -54.4%)
               5 year  (  -8.4%)

Another book coming off a variant cover on the previous issue. Sales remain way up from the relaunch.

37. FANTASTIC FOUR
02/07  ---
02/08  #554 -  92,654
02/09  #564 -  49,520
02/10  #576 -  37,526
=====
02/11  #588 -  68,153  (-52.7%)
03/11  #1   - 121,172  (+77.8%)
04/11  #2   -  72,897  (-39.8%)
05/11  #3   -  66,885  ( -8.2%)
05/11  #4   -  60,571  ( -9.4%)
06/11  #5   -  58,925  ( -2.7%)
07/11  #6   -  55,601  ( -5.6%)
07/11  #7   -  54,022  ( -2.8%)
08/11  #8   -  51,917  ( -0.2%)
09/11  #9   -  53,091  ( +2.3%)
10/11  #10  -  49,642  ( -6.5%)
10/11  #11  -  48,433  ( -2.4%)
11/11  #600 -  73,809  (+52.4%)
12/11  #601 -  51,080  (-30.8%)
01/12  #602 -  45,131  (-11.6%)
02/12  #603 -  42,419  ( -6.0%)
               6 mnth  (-18.3%)
               1 year  (-37.8%)
               2 year  (+13.0%)
               3 year  (-14.3%)
               4 year  (-54.2%)
               5 year  (  --- )

We’ve now returned to the trend that was underway before the renumbering.

40. FF
03/11  #1  - 121,172
04/11  #2  -  72,897  (-39.8%)
05/11  #3  -  66,885  ( -8.2%)
05/11  #4  -  60,571  ( -9.4%)
06/11  #5  -  58,925  ( -2.7%)
07/11  #6  -  55,601  ( -5.6%)
07/11  #7  -  54,022  ( -2.8%)
08/11  #8  -  51,917  ( -0.2%)
09/11  #9  -  53,091  ( +2.3%)
10/11  #10 -  49,642  ( -6.5%)
10/11  #11 -  48,433  ( -2.4%)
11/11  #12 -  49,449  ( +2.1%)
12/11  #13 -  44,970  ( -9.1%)
01/12  #14 -  42,609  ( -5.3%)
02/12  #15 -  40,583  ( -4.8%)
              6 mnth  (-21.8%)

Still finding its level after being spun off into a separate own title. But it’s also respectably close to the parent title, which is impressive considering that FANTASTIC FOUR hasn’t got a track record of sustaining spin-off titles.

41,46. SECRET AVENGERS
02/11  #10 - 49,717  ( -2.0%)
03/11  #11 - 51,353  ( +3.3%)
04/11  #12 - 50,641  (-13.9%)
04/11  #.1 - 46,161  ( -8.8%)
05/11  #13 - 51,936  (+12.5%)
06/11  #14 - 49,898  ( -3.9%)
07/11  #15 - 46,712  ( -6.4%)
08/11  #16 - 46,317  ( -0.8%)
09/11  #17 - 44,890  ( -3.1%)
10/11  #18 - 43,280  ( -3.6%)
11/11  #19 - 41,191  ( -4.8%)
12/11  #20 - 38,202  ( -7.3%)
01/12  #21 - 38,082  ( -0.3%)
01/12  #.1 - 35,320  ( -7.3%)
02/12  #22 - 39,337  (+11.4%)
02/12  #23 - 37,140  ( -5.6%)
             6 mnth  (-19.8%)
             1 year  (-25.3%)

Issue #22 has a variant cover. The previous issue was a Point One, but factor that out and the book’s looking pretty stable.

43. WOLVERINE
02/07  #51  - 97,181
02/08  #62  - 64,197
02/09  ---
02/10  #10  - 30,132
=====
02/11  #.1  - 44,332  ( -5.5%)
02/11  #6   - 45,932  ( +3.6%)
03/11  #7   - 47,337  ( +3.1%)
04/11  #8   - 47,010  ( -0.7%)
05/11  #9   - 44,635  ( -5.1%)
06/11  #10  - 42,677  ( -4.4%)
06/11  #11  - 41,813  ( -2.0%)
07/11  #12  - 42,110  ( +0.7%)
08/11  #13  - 39,296  ( -0.7%)
08/11  #14  - 38,869  ( -0.1%)
09/11  #15  - 37,951  ( -2.4%)
09/11  #16  - 37,796  ( -0.4%)
10/11  #17  - 39,405  ( +4.3%)
11/11  #18  - 40,170  ( +1.9%)
11/11  #19  - 37,997  ( -5.4%)
12/11  #20  - 37,360  ( -1.7%)
01/12  #300 - 58,681  (+57.1%)
02/12  #301 - 38,891  (-33.7%)
              6 mnth  ( +0.1%)
              1 year  (-12.3%)
              2 year  (+29.1%)
              3 year  (  --- )
              4 year  (-39.4%)
              5 year  (-60.0%)

Straight back to previous sales levels following the renumbering, which is pretty much par for the course.

44. DAREDEVIL
02/07  #94     - 46,773
02/08  #105    - 42,098
02/09  ---
02/10  #505    - 38,693
=====
02/11  #2 of 4 - 29,108  ( -15.2%)
03/11  #3 of 4 - 27,231  (  -6.4%)
04/11  ---
05/11  #4 of 4 - 26,179  (  -3.9%)
06/11  ---
07/11  #1      - 64,866  (+147.8%)
08/11  #2      - 40,990  ( -36.8%)
09/11  #3      - 39,477  (  -3.7%)
09/11  #4      - 40,311  (  +2.1%)
10/11  #5      - 39,413  (  -2.2%)
11/11  #6      - 38,302  (  -2.8%)
12/11  #7      - 38,824  (  +1.4%)
01/12  #8      - 43,494  ( +12.0%)
02/12  #9      - 37,891  ( -12.9%)
                 6 mnth  (  -7.6%)
                 1 year  ( +30.2%)
                 2 year  (  -2.1%)
                 3 year  (   --- )
                 4 year  ( -10.0%)
                 5 year  ( -19.0%)

Back to regular sales after last month’s crossover.

47,48. X-MEN
02/11  #8  - 49,522  (-23.4%)
03/11  #9  - 51,179  ( +3.3%)
04/11  #10 - 50,553  ( -1.2%)
05/11  #11 - 46,519  ( -8.0%)
06/11  #12 - 45,786  ( -1.6%)
06/11  #13 - 44,665  ( -2.4%)
07/11  #14 - 45,150  ( +1.1%)
07/11  #15 - 43,038  ( -4.7%)
08/11  #.1 - 38,078  (-11.5%)
08/11  #16 - 43,161  (+13.3%)
09/11  #17 - 43,200  ( +0.1%)
09/11  #18 - 42,066  ( -2.6%)
10/11  #19 - 40,906  ( -2.8%)
11/11  #20 - 43,515  ( +6.4%)
11/11  #21 - 39,919  ( -8.3%)
12/11  #22 - 39,121  ( -2.0%)
01/12  #23 - 38,719  ( -1.0%)
02/12  #24 - 36,906  ( -4.7%)
02/12  #25 - 36,488  ( -1.1%)
             6 mnth  (-15.5%)
             1 year  (-26.3%)

Again, the previous month’s issue had a variant cover, so the January to February drop is slightly exaggerated.

49. X-MEN LEGACY
02/07  #196 -  75,707
02/08  #208 -  88,132
02/09  #221 -  56,517
02/10  #233 -  51,344
=====
02/11  #245 -  57,203  (+42.3%)
03/11  #246 -  47,893  (-16.3%)
04/11  #247 -  51,970  ( +8.5%)
05/11  #248 -  46,083  (-11.3%)
05/11  #249 -  45,063  ( -2.2%)
06/11  #250 -  45,070  ( +0.0%)
06/11  #251 -  43,479  ( -3.5%)
07/11  #252 -  41,365  ( -4.9%)
08/11  #253 -  40,466  ( -2.2%)
08/11  #254 -  39,896  ( -1.4%)
09/11  #255 -  39,284  ( -1.5%)
09/11  #256 -  38,680  ( -1.5%)
10/11  #257 -  38,070  ( -1.6%)
11/11  #258 -  38,334  ( +0.7%)
11/11  #259 -  41,967  ( +9.5%)
12/11  #260 -  37,946  ( -9.6%)
01/12  #.1  -  37,160  ( -2.1%)
01/12  #261 -  37,577  ( +1.1%)
02/12  #262 -  36,461  ( -3.0%)
               6 mnth  ( -8.6%)
               1 year  (-36.3%)
               2 year  (-29.0%)
               3 year  (-35.5%)
               4 year  (-58.6%)
               5 year  (-51.8%)

Considering that issue #261 had a variant, these are very steady sales.

50,73. DEADPOOL
02/09  #7  - 44,082
02/10  #19 - 44,580
=====
02/11  #33 - 28,649  ( -1.7%)
03/11  #.1 - 28,979  ( +1.2%)
03/11  #34 - 30,299  ( +4.6%)
04/11  #35 - 28,517  ( -5.9%)
04/11  #36 - 28,173  ( -1.2%)
05/11  #37 - 28,002  ( -0.6%)
06/11  #38 - 27,809  ( -0.7%)
06/11  #39 - 28,400  ( +2.1%)
07/11  #40 - 27,303  ( -3.9%)
08/11  #41 - 26,766  ( -2.0%)
08/11  #42 - 26,794  ( +0.1%)
09/11  #43 - 26,643  ( -0.6%)
10/11  #44 - 26,678  ( +0.1%)
10/11  #45 - 27,552  ( +3.3%)
11/11  #46 - 26,260  ( -4.7%)
12/11  #47 - 25,910  ( -1.3%)
12/11  #48 - 25,458  ( -1.7%)
01/12  #49 - 24,783* ( -2.7%)
01/12  #.1 - 24,783* (  --- )
02/12  #50 - 36,392  (+46.8%)
02/12  #51 - 27,458  (-24.5%)
             6 mnth  ( +2.5%)
             1 year  ( -4.2%)
             2 year  (-38.4%)
             3 year  (-37.7%)

You’ll recall that January’s two issues were mistakenly combined on the chart, so I divided the figure in half as a best guess. Issue #50 is an anniversary issue with two variants and was fairly heavily promoted; as usual, sales quickly return to normal with issue #51.

52. MIGHTY THOR
02/07  ---
02/08  #6   - 98,315
02/09  #600 - 96,718
02/10  #607 - 66,973
=====
02/11  #620 - 42,106  ( -1.8%)
03/11  #.1  - 41,605  ( -1.2%)
03/11  #621 - 42,104  ( +1.2%)
04/11  #1   - 82,071  (+94.9%)
05/11  #2   - 50,473  (-38.5%)
06/11  #3   - 48,114  ( -4.7%)
07/11  #4   - 44,586  ( -7.3%)
08/11  #5   - 44,594  ( +0.0%)
09/11  #6   - 45,231  ( +1.4%)
10/11  #7   - 44,017  ( -2.7%)
11/11  #8   - 40,703  ( -7.5%)
12/11  #9   - 38,000  ( -6.6%)
01/12  #10  - 37,577  ( -1.1%)
02/12  #11  - 35,066  ( -6.7%)
              6 mnth  (-21.4%)
              1 year  (-16.7%)
              2 year  (-47.6%)
              3 year  (-63.7%)
              4 year  (-64.3%)
              5 year  (  --- )

Continuing its gentle decline. Again, there was a variant cover last month which presumably makes this month’s drop appear a little steeper.

56. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN: ALPHA & OMEGA
01/12  #1 of 5 - 40,340
02/12  #2 of 5 - 34,286  (-15.0%)

That’s a fairly reasonable drop.

57. ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES
02/07  ---
02/08  #3 of 5 - 97,210
02/09  ---
02/10  ---
=====
02/11  #5 of 5 - 38,663  ( -9.8%)
02/11  #1 of 6 - 49,360  (+47.5%)
03/11  #2 of 6 - 44,116  (-10.6%)
04/11  #3 of 6 - 43,822  ( -0.7%)
05/11  #4 of 6 - 43,707  ( -0.3%)
06/11  #5 of 6 - 42,803  ( -2.1%)
07/11  #6 of 6 - 42,760  ( -0.1%)
08/11  #1      - 58,522  (+36.9%)
09/11  #2      - 42,728  (-27.0%)
10/11  #3      - 40,792  ( -4.5%)
11/11  #4      - 39,342  ( -3.6%)
12/11  #5      - 36,396  ( -7.5%)
01/12  #6      - 34,865  ( -4.2%)
02/12  #7      - 33,863  ( -2.9%)
                 6 mnth  (-42.1%)
                 1 year  (-12.4%)
                 2 year  (  --- )
                 3 year  (  --- )
                 4 year  (-65.2%)
                 5 year  (  --- )

Seems to be levelling out slowly.

58. SCARLET SPIDER
01/12  #1 - 53,410
02/12  #2 - 33,794  (-36.7%)

The first issue had multiple variants, so a steep drop on issue #2 was always to be expected. The bigger question is what happens on the March chart.

60. DEFENDERS
12/11  #1 - 85,969
01/12  #2 - 38,935  (-54.7%)
02/12  #3 - 33,548  (-13.8%)

Another book which is scaling back the variant covers as it goes on – issue #1 had 1:10, 1:25, 1:50 and 1:200 covers, issue #2 had 1:25 and 1:50s as well as the “I am a Defender” variant, and issue #3 just had a 1:25 plus the “I am a Defender”. The effect of scaling back those variants should presumably be magnifying the book’s underlying drop – it remains to be seen where the title will actually end up once the initial promotional push wears off.

61,72,75,76,78. VENOM
03/11  #1  - 58,936
04/11  #2  - 41,006  (-30.4%)
05/11  #3  - 40,634  ( -0.9%)
06/11  #4  - 38,946  ( -4.2%)
07/11  #5  - 35,102  ( -9.9%)
08/11  #6  - 35,033  ( -0.2%)
09/11  #7  - 33,130  ( -5.4%)
10/11  #8  - 32,266  ( -2.6%)
11/11  #9  - 32,506  ( +0.7%)
12/11  #10 - 29,465  ( -9.4%)
12/11  #11 - 28,658  ( -2.7%)
01/12  #12 - 28,728  ( +0.2%)
02/12  #13 - 33,174  (+15.5%)
02/12  #.1 - 27,520  (-17.0%)
02/12  #.2 - 27,155  ( -1.3%)
02/12  #.3 - 26,969  ( -0.7%)
02/12  #.4 - 27,135  ( +0.6%)
             6 mnth  (-22.5%)

Five issues this month, with the book shipping weekly in a sort of self-contained crossover with guest stars X-23, Ghost Rider and Red Hulk. Two of those guest stars have recently had their books cancelled, which might explain why the story is appearing in this form.

62. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN
02/07  #15  - 60,662
02/08  #26  - 36,607
02/09  #10  - 51,649
02/10  #23  - 50,027
=====
02/11  #.1  - 42,191  (-22.1%)
02/11  #501 - 41,517  ( -1.6%)
03/11  #502 - 43,899  ( +5.7%)
04/11  #503 - 45,314  ( +3.2%)
05/11  #504 - 44,791  ( -1.2%)
06/11  #505 - 42,327  ( -5.5%)
07/11  #506 - 41,052  ( -3.0%)
08/11  #507 - 40,082  ( -2.4%)
09/11  #508 - 41,295  ( +3.0%)
10/11  #509 - 38,721  ( -6.2%)
11/11  #510 - 38,118  ( -1.6%)
12/11  #511 - 35,402  ( -7.1%)
01/12  #512 - 35,159  ( -0.7%)
02/12  #513 - 32,748  ( -6.9%)
              6 mnth  (-18.3%)
              1 year  (-22.4%)
              2 year  (-34.5%)
              3 year  (-36.6%)
              4 year  (-10.5%)
              5 year  (-46.0%)

Coming off a variant cover in January, so the downward trend is probably smoother than it looks. Nonetheless, this book has clearly been shedding readers over the last year or so.

64,66. ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN
02/11  ---
03/11  #4 - 37,631  (-15.6%)
04/11  ---
05/11  ---
06/11  #5 - 34,730  ( -7.7%)
07/11  ---
08/11  ---
09/11  #1 - 67,625  (+94.7%)
10/11  #2 - 44,399  (-34.3%)
11/11  #3 - 39,657  (-10.7%)
12/11  #4 - 37,115  ( -6.4%)
12/11  #5 - 35,153  ( -5.3%)
01/12  #6 - 33,975  ( -3.4%)
02/12  #7 - 32,353  ( -4.8%)
02/12  #8 - 30,822  ( -4.7%)
            6 mnth  (  --- )
            1 year  (  --- )

Issue #7 has a 1:25 variant cover, not that you’d know.

67. ASTONISHING X-MEN
02/07  #20 - 119,736
02/08  ---
02/09  ---
02/10  ---
=====
02/11  #36 -  44,326  (-12.2%)
03/11  ---
04/11  ---
05/11  #37 -  38,513  (-13.1%)
05/11  #38 -  37,580  ( -2.4%)
06/11  #39 -  37,127  ( -1.2%)
07/11  #40 -  35,593  ( -4.1%)
08/11  #41 -  33,470  ( -6.0%)
09/11  #42 -  32,700  ( -2.3%)
10/11  #43 -  32,620  ( -0.2%)
11/11  #44 -  32,729  ( +0.3%)
12/11  #45 -  31,392  ( -4.1%)
01/12  #46 -  31,134  ( -0.8%)
02/12  #47 -  30,490  ( -2.1%)
              6 mnth  ( -8.9%)
              1 year  (-31.2%)
              2 year  (  --- )
              3 year  (  --- )
              4 year  (  --- )
              5 year  (-74.5%)

Gentle downward drift.

70. CARNAGE, U.S.A.
12/11  #1 of 5 - 37,620
01/12  #2 of 5 - 30,378  (-19.3%)
02/12  #3 of 5 - 28,272  ( -6.9%)

Levelling out reasonably enough.

80. CAPTAIN AMERICA AND…
07/11  #620 - 51,187
08/11  #621 - 36,069  (-29.5%)
09/11  #622 - 34,096  ( -5.5%)
10/11  #623 - 32,041  ( -6.0%)
11/11  #624 - 30,472  ( -4.9%)
12/11  #625 - 28,652  ( -6.0%)
01/12  #626 - 27,632  ( -3.6%)
02/12  #627 - 26,276  ( -4.9%)
              6 mnth  (-27.2%)

Still drifting downward. A revamp as a Captain America team-up book is imminent.

82,83. FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS
10/11  #1 of 12 - 59,464
11/11  #2 of 12 - 57,794  ( -2.8%)
11/11  #3 of 12 - 36,044  (-37.6%)
12/11  #4 of 12 - 31,491  (-12.6%)
12/11  #5 of 12 - 29,343  ( -6.8%)
01/12  #6 of 12 - 26,700  ( -9.0%)
01/12  #7 of 12 - 26,167  ( -2.0%)
02/12  #8 of 12 - 24,394  ( -6.8%)
02/12  #9 of 12 - 24,423  ( +0.1%)

The overall trend remains down, but for some reason issue #9 actually goes back up, if only marginally. I honestly have no idea why.

Issue #1 from last October re-appears on the chart at number 271, with an estimated 5,459 copies. This is presumably a case of Marvel dumping copies on the market, rather than a sudden resurgence of interest, and so I haven’t added them to the totals above.

84,85. X-FACTOR
02/07  #16  - 38,240
02/08  #28  - 56,572
02/09  #40  - 31,943
02/10  #202 - 30,981
=====
02/11  #215 - 25,298  ( +0.7%)
03/11  #216 - 25,256  ( -0.2%)
03/11  #217 - 25,125  ( -0.5%)
04/11  #218 - 24,826  ( -1.2%)
05/11  #219 - 24,766  ( -0.2%)
06/11  #220 - 24,926  ( +0.6%)
06/11  #221 - 24,502  ( -1.7%)
07/11  #222 - 24,794  ( +1.2%)
08/11  #223 - 23,854  ( -3.8%)
08/11  #224 - 23,681  ( -0.7%)
09/11  #.1  - 23,220  ( -1.9%)
09/11  #225 - 23,507  ( +1.2%)
10/11  #226 - 23,569  ( +0.3%)
11/11  #227 - 23,742  ( +0.7%)
12/11  #228 - 23,461  ( -1.2%)
12/11  #229 - 23,667  ( +0.9%)
01/12  #230 - 25,707  ( +8.6%)
02/12  #231 - 24,362  ( -5.2%)
02/12  #232 - 24,173  ( -0.8%)
              6 mnth  ( +2.1%)
              1 year  ( -4.4%)
              2 year  (-22.0%)
              3 year  (-24.3%)
              4 year  (-57.3%)
              5 year  (-36.8%)


88,89. NEW MUTANTS
02/10  #10 - 30,807
=====
02/11  #22 - 41,236  (+73.5%)
03/11  #23 - 37,659  ( -8.7%)
04/11  #24 - 38,701  ( +2.8%)
05/11  #25 - 34,724  (-10.3%)
06/11  #26 - 27,848  (-19.7%)
07/11  #27 - 27,963  ( +0.4%)
07/11  #28 - 26,130  ( -6.6%)
08/11  #29 - 27,205  ( -4.1%)
08/11  #30 - 26,678  ( -1.9%)
09/11  #31 - 25,672  ( -3.8%)
10/11  #32 - 25,364  ( -1.2%)
11/11  #33 - 28,665  (+13.0%)
11/11  #34 - 25,847  ( -9.8%)
12/11  #35 - 25,564  ( -1.1%)
01/12  #36 - 23,891  ( -6.5%)
02/12  #37 - 23,262  ( -2.6%)
02/12  #38 - 22,656  ( -2.6%)
             6 mnth  (-15.1%)
             1 year  (-45.1%)
             2 year  (-26.5%)

Two of the lower-tier X-books, both on the familiar slow drift down.

90. PUNISHER
02/07  #4      - 52,961
02/08  #16     - 32,508
02/09  #2      - 40,928
02/10  #14     - 23,455
=====
02/11  #4 of 5 - 14,861  (  -2.9%)
03/11  #5 of 5 - 14,468  (  -2.6%)
04/11  ---
05/11  ---
06/11  ---
07/11  ---
08/11  #1      - 44,725  (+209.1%)
08/11  #2      - 42,459  (  -5.1%)
09/11  #3      - 26,802  ( -36.9%)
10/11  #4      - 25,847  (  -3.6%)
11/11  #5      - 25,399  (  -1.7%)
12/11  #6      - 23,971  (  -5.6%)
01/12  #7      - 22,908  (  -4.4%)
02/12  #8      - 22,488  (  -1.8%)
                 6 mnth  ( -47.0%)
                 1 year  ( +51.3%)
                 2 year  (  -4.1%)
                 3 year  ( -45.1%)
                 4 year  ( -30.8%)
                 5 year  ( -57.5%)

Seems to be levelling out. The upcoming Omega Effect crossover may help.

91. JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
04/11  #622 - 43,925
05/11  #623 - 39,003  (-11.2%)
06/11  #624 - 35,834  ( -8.1%)
07/11  #625 - 33,781  ( -5.7%)
08/11  #626 - 31,549  ( -6.6%)
08/11  #.1  - 27,877  (-11.6%)
09/11  #627 - 29,678  ( +6.5%)
09/11  #628 - 28,843  ( -2.8%)
10/11  #629 - 28,054  ( -2.7%)
10/11  #630 - 27,701  ( -1.3%)
11/11  #631 - 27,161  ( -1.9%)
12/11  #632 - 24,159  (-11.0%)
01/12  #633 - 23,869  ( -1.2%)
02/12  #634 - 22,323  ( -6.5%)
              6 mnth  (-29.2%)

Once again, the January issue had a variant cover, so the actual trend is probably smoother.

93. MOON KNIGHT
02/07  ---
02/08  #15 - 31,553
02/09  #27 - 21,413
02/10  #5  - 19,733
=====
02/11  ---
03/11  ---
04/11  ---
05/11  #1  - 49,018  (+167.6%)
06/11  #2  - 35,333  ( -27.9%)
07/11  #3  - 33,781  (  -4.4%)
08/11  #4  - 30,237  ( -10.5%)
09/11  #5  - 28,423  (  -6.0%)
10/11  #6  - 27,493  (  -3.3%)
11/11  #7  - 27,062  (  -1.6%)
12/11  #8  - 24,626  (  -9.0%)
01/12  #9  - 22,872  (  -7.1%)
02/12  #10 - 21,986  (  -3.9%)
             6 mnth  ( -27.3%)
             1 year  (   --- )
             2 year  ( +11.4%)
             3 year  (  +2.7%)
             4 year  ( -30.3%)
             5 year  (   --- )

Cancelled with issue #12.

94,96. AVENGERS ACADEMY
02/11  #9  - 23,709  ( -1.3%)
03/11  #10 - 23,708  ( -0.0%)
03/11  #11 - 23,636  ( -0.3%)
04/11  #12 - 23,578  ( -0.2%)
05/11  #13 - 24,840  ( +5.4%)
05/11  #14 - 23,537  ( -5.2%)
06/11  #.1 - 23,499  ( -0.2%)
06/11  #15 - 26,378  (+12.3%)
07/11  #16 - 25,379  ( -3.8%)
08/11  #17 - 24,898  ( -1.9%)
08/11  #18 - 24,538  ( -1.4%)
09/11  #19 - 23,928  ( -2.5%)
10/11  #20 - 23,412  ( -2.2%)
11/11  #21 - 22,713  ( -3.0%)
11/11  #22 - 22,531  ( -0.8%)
12/11  #23 - 22,422  ( -0.5%)
01/12  #24 - 21,857  ( -2.5%)
02/12  #25 - 21,963  ( +0.5%)
02/12  #26 - 21,633  ( -1.5%)
             6 mnth  (-11.8%)
             1 year  ( -8.8%)

Two issues this month, and sales seems to be levelling out a little.

95. HULK
02/08  #2  - 93,725
02/09  #10 - 77,217
02/10  #20 - 51,962
=====
02/11  #29 - 33,375  ( -4.0%)
02/11  #30 - 32,907  ( -1.4%)
03/11  #.1 - 32,163  ( -2.3%)
03/11  #31 - 31,368  ( -2.5%)
04/11  #32 - 30,652  ( -2.3%)
05/11  #33 - 32,273  ( +5.3%)
06/11  #34 - 29,391  ( -8.9%)
06/11  #35 - 28,539  ( -2.9%)
07/11  #36 - 28,651  ( +0.4%)
07/11  #37 - 30,318  ( +5.8%)
08/11  #38 - 29,059  ( -4.2%)
08/11  #39 - 26,895  ( -7.4%)
09/11  #40 - 26,591  ( -1.1%)
09/11  #41 - 26,084  ( -1.9%)
10/11  #42 - 27,025  ( +3.6%)
10/11  #43 - 25,514  ( -5.6%)
11/11  #44 - 24,596  ( -3.6%)
12/11  #45 - 23,273  ( -5.4%)
12/11  #46 - 22,974  ( -1.3%)
01/12  #47 - 22,720  ( -1.1%)
02/12  #48 - 21,751  ( -4.3%)
             6 mnth  (-19.1%)
             1 year  (-34.8%)
             2 year  (-58.1%)
             3 year  (-71.8%)
             4 year  (-76.8%)

More gentle drift. There’s something of a push coming up for issue #50.

101. THUNDERBOLTS
02/07  #111 - 62,791
02/08  ---
02/09  #129 - 45,401
02/10  #141 - 33,948  (+18.5%)
=====
02/11  #153 - 26,098  ( -1.6%)
03/11  #154 - 25,455  ( -2.5%)
03/11  #155 - 26,710  ( +4.9%)
04/11  #156 - 25,117  ( -6.0%)
05/11  #157 - 25,063  ( -0.2%)
06/11  #158 - 28,422  (+13.4%)
06/11  #159 - 27,463  ( -3.4%)
07/11  #160 - 27,810  ( +1.3%)
08/11  #161 - 26,439  ( -4.9%)
08/11  #162 - 25,990  ( -1.7%)
09/11  #163 - 24,199  ( -6.9%)
09/11  #.1  - 22,596  ( -6.6%)
10/11  #164 - 23,712  ( +4.9%)
11/11  #165 - 22,536  ( -5.0%)
11/11  #166 - 22,680  ( +0.6%)
12/11  #167 - 21,167  ( -6.7%)
01/12  #168 - 20,585  ( -2.7%)
01/12  #169 - 20,316  ( -1.3%)
02/12  #170 - 19,505  ( -4.0%)
              6 mnth  (-25.0%)
              1 year  (-25.3%)
              2 year  (-42.5%)
              3 year  (-57.0%)
              4 year  (  --- )
              5 year  (-68.9%)

Not great numbers, but it’s about to be relaunched as DARK AVENGERS, which is bound to help.

And from here on, we enter the cancelled titles wrapping up their runs, the low-selling minis that probably wouldn’t have been commissioned under Marvel’s current policies, and the adaptations. (X-23 and Ghost Rider both skipped February, presumably to allow further time for their wrap-up issue.) I’ll chip in where there’s something to add.

109. GENERATION HOPE
02/11  #4  - 22,170  ( -8.0%)
03/11  #5  - 21,290  ( -4.0%)
04/11  #6  - 20,376  ( -4.3%)
05/11  #7  - 20,375  ( -0.0%)
06/11  #8  - 18,883  ( -7.3%)
07/11  #9  - 18,135  ( -4.0%)
08/11  #10 - 29,245  (+61.3%)
09/11  #11 - 20,243  (-30.8%)
10/11  #12 - 18,424  ( -9.0%)
11/11  #13 - 21,317  (+15.7%)
12/11  #14 - 19,234  ( -9.8%)
01/12  #15 - 18,878  ( -1.9%)
02/12  #16 - 18,310  ( -3.0%)
             6 mnth  (-37.4%)
             1 year  (-17.4%)

Cancelled with issue #17.

114. MAGNETO: NOT A HERO
11/11  #1 of 4 - 21,543
12/11  #2 of 4 - 19,262  (-10.6%)
01/12  #3 of 4 - 18,804  ( -2.4%)
02/12  #4 of 4 - 17,852  ( -5.1%)
115. PUNISHERMAX  [Max]
02/07  #44 - 32,951
02/08  ---
02/09  #67 - 22,267
02/10  #4  - 22,472
=====
02/11  #10 - 19,236  (-10.3%)
03/11  #11 - 19,243  ( +0.0%)
04/11  #12 - 18,740  ( -2.6%)
05/11  #13 - 18,448  ( -1.6%)
06/11  #14 - 17,965  ( -2.6%)
07/11  #15 - 17,706  ( -1.4%)
08/11  #16 - 17,625  ( -0.5%)
09/11  #17 - 17,540  ( -0.5%)
10/11  #18 - 17,541  ( +0.0%)
11/11  #19 - 17,473  ( -0.4%)
12/11  #20 - 17,191  ( -1.6%)
01/12  #21 - 17,267  ( +0.4%)
02/12  #22 - 17,738  ( -2.7%)
             6 mnth  ( +0.6%)
             1 year  ( -7.8%)
             2 year  (-21.1%)
             3 year  (-20.3%)
             4 year  (  --- )
             5 year  (-46.2%)

Final issue.

120. BATTLE SCARS
11/11  #1 of 6 - 32,222
12/11  #2 of 6 - 21,702  (-32.6%)
01/12  #3 of 6 - 18,102  (-16.6%)
02/12  #4 of 6 - 16,753  ( -7.5%)


123. DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE
02/10  #83 - 53,958
=====
02/11  #5  - 28,833  ( -6.2%)
03/11  #6  - 27,486  ( -4.7%)
03/11  #7  - 27,224  ( -1.0%)
04/11  #8  - 26,925  ( -1.1%)
05/11  #9  - 26,294  ( -2.3%)
05/11  #.1 - 24,599  ( -6.4%)
06/11  #10 - 24,724  ( +0.5%)
07/11  #11 - 23,207  ( -6.1%)
08/11  #12 - 21,734  ( -6.3%)
08/11  #13 - 21,302  ( -2.0%)
09/11  #14 - 20,460  ( -4.0%)
10/11  #15 - 19,759  ( -3.4%)
10/11  #16 - 19,472  ( -1.5%)
11/11  #17 - 18,794  ( -3.5%)
12/11  #18 - 17,806  ( -5.3%)
01/12  #19 - 17,253  ( -3.1%)
01/12  #20 - 16,728  ( -3.0%)
02/12  #21 - 16,538  ( -1.1%)
             6 mnth  (-22.4%)
             1 year  (-42.6%)
             2 year  (-69.4%)

Cancelled with issue #23.

135. DARK TOWER: WAY STATION
02/07  Gunslinger #1     - 175,214
02/08  ---
02/09  Treachery #6      -  48,127
02/10  Jericho Hill #3   -  27,215
=====
02/11  Little Sisters #3 -  17,748  ( -4.5%)
03/11  #4 of 5           -  17,490  ( -1.5%)
04/11  #5 of 5           -  17,283  ( -1.2%)
05/11  ---
06/11  Tull #1 of 5      -  17,667  ( +2.2%)
07/11  #2 of 5           -  16,888  ( -4.4%)
08/11  #3 of 5           -  16,337  ( -3.3%)
09/11  #4 of 5           -  15,788  ( -3.4%)
10/11  #5 of 5           -  15,613  ( -1.1%)
11/11  ---
12/11  Way Station #1    -  15,367  ( -1.6%)
01/12  #2 of 5           -  14,827  ( -3.5%)
02/12  #3 of 5           -  14,302  ( -3.5%)
                            6 mnth  (-12.5%)
                            1 year  (-19.4%)
                            2 year  (-47.4%)
                            3 year  (-70.3%)
                            4 year  (  --- )
                            5 year  (-91.8%)


139,147. TWELVE
12/07  #0  of 12 - 20,218
01/08  #1  of 12 - 40,199  (+98.8%)
02/08  #2  of 12 - 32,403  (-19.4%)
03/08  #3  of 12 - 32,729  ( +1.0%)
04/08  #4  of 12 - 29,729  ( -9.2%)
05/08  #5  of 12 - 29,876  ( +0.5%)
06/08  #6  of 12 - 29,303  ( -1.9%)
07/08  ---
08/08  #7  of 12 - 27,585  ( -5.9%)
09/08  ---
10/08  #8  of 12 - 25,985  ( -5.8%)
---
02/12  #9  of 12 - 13,915  (-46.4%)
02/12  #10 of 12 - 12,930  ( -7.1%)

Not often that a twelve-issue miniseries manages to rack up a four year comparison (down 60%, if you’re wondering), but THE TWELVE has gone spectacularly off the scheduling rails, with a three and a half year wait between issues #8 and #9.

142.  POWERS  [Icon]
02/12  #8 - 13,561  (-7.3%)

Along similar lines, this book hasn’t shipped since March 2011. And the issue before that came out in September 2010. Who says long-delayed books are a thing of the past?

143. BLACK PANTHER
02/07  #25  - 56,479
02/08  #34  - 23,395
02/09  #1   - 46,699
02/10  D#1  - 43,241
=====
02/11  #515 - 24,556  (-10.6%)
03/11  #516 - 23,987  ( -2.3%)
04/11  #517 - 23,120  ( -3.6%)
05/11  #518 - 20,906  ( -9.6%)
06/11  #519 - 19,883  ( -4.9%)
06/11  #520 - 19,400  ( -2.4%)
07/11  #521 - 22,163  (+14.2%)
08/11  #522 - 20,342  ( -8.2%)
09/11  #523 - 18,798  ( -7.6%)
09/11  #.1  - 16,592  (-11.7%)
10/11  #524 - 18,248  (+10.0%)
11/11  #525 - 16,295  (-10.7%)
12/11  #526 - 15,015  ( -7.9%)
12/11  #527 - 14,677  ( -2.3%)
01/12  #528 - 14,221  ( -3.1%)
02/12  #529 - 13,516  ( -5.0%)
              6 mnth  (-33.6%)
              1 year  (-45.0%)
              2 year  (-68.7%)
              3 year  (-71.1%)
              4 year  (-42.2%)
              5 year  (-76.1%)

Final issue.

148. X-CLUB
12/11  #1 of 5 - 17,552
01/12  #2 of 5 - 14,219  (-19.0%)
02/12  #3 of 5 - 12,911  ( -9.2%)

157. DEADPOOL MAX  [Max]
02/11  #5  - 18,221  ( -5.3%)
03/11  #6  - 17,528  ( -3.8%)
04/11  #7  - 17,005  ( -3.0%)
05/11  #8  - 16,428  ( -3.4%)
06/11  #9  - 15,802  ( -3.8%)
07/11  #10 - 15,067  ( -4.7%)
08/11  #11 - 14,626  ( -2.9%)
09/11  #12 - 14,507  ( -0.8%)
10/11  #1  - 15,865  ( +9.4%)
11/11  #2  - 14,171  (-10.7%)
12/11  #3  - 13,070  ( -7.8%)
01/12  #4  - 12,639  ( -3.3%)
02/12  #5  - 11,982  ( -5.2%)
             6 mnth  (-18.1%)
             1 year  (-34.2%)

Cancelled with issue #6.

159. VILLAINS FOR HIRE
02/11  #3      - 22,401  ( -2.7%)
03/11  #4      - 21,827  ( -2.6%)
04/11  #5      - 21,815  ( -0.0%)
05/11  #6      - 20,057  ( -8.1%)
05/11  #7      - 18,671  ( -6.9%)
06/11  #8      - 18,029  ( -3.4%)
07/11  #9      - 19,676  ( +9.1%)
08/11  #10     - 18,374  ( -6.6%)
09/11  #11     - 17,550  ( -4.5%)
09/11  #12     - 15,698  (-10.6%)
10/11  S-I     - 15,079  ( -3.9%)
11/11  #.1     - 15,281  ( +1.3%)
12/11  #1 of 4 - 15,519  ( +1.6%)
01/12  #2 of 4 - 12,851  (-17.2%)
02/12  #3 of 4 - 11,787  ( -8.3%)
                 6 mnth  (-35.8%)
                 1 year  (-47.4%)


175. AVENGERS: SOLO
10/11  #1 of 5 - 18,427
11/11  #2 of 5 - 13,747  (-25.4%)
12/11  #3 of 5 - 11,530  (-16.1%)
01/12  #4 of 5 - 10,922  ( -5.3%)
02/12  #5 of 5 - 10,509  ( -3.8%)


177. THOR: DEVIANTS SAGA
11/11  #1 of 5 - 13,660
12/11  #2 of 5 - 11,273  (-17.5%)
01/12  #3 of 5 - 10,623  ( -5.8%)
02/12  #4 of 5 -  9,928  ( -6.5%)


224. DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ
02/09  #3 of 8 - 15,668
02/10  #4 of 8 - 13,364
=====
02/11  #4 of 8 -  9,159  ( -2.4%)
03/11  ---
04/11  #5 of 8 -  8,797  ( -4.0%)
05/11  #6 of 8 -  8,753  ( -0.5%)
06/11  #7 of 8 -  8,672  ( -0.9%)
07/11  #8 of 8 -  8,216  ( -5.3%)
08/11  ---
09/11  #1 of 8 - 10,648  (+29.6%)
10/11  #2 of 8 -  8,504  (-20.1%)
11/11  #3 of 8 -  8,381  ( -1.4%)
12/11  #4 of 8 -  7,694  ( -8.2%)
01/12  ---
02/12  #5 of 8 -  7,503  ( -2.5%)
                 6 mnth  (  --- )
                 1 year  (-18.1%)
                 2 year  (-43.9%)
                 3 year  (-52.1%)


247. HALO: FALL OF REACH - INVASION
02/10  #3 of 5 -  8,793
=====
02/11  #4 of 4 -  8,437  ( -1.5%)
03/11  ---
04/11  #1 of 4 -  8,313  ( -1.5%)
05/11  ---
06/11  ---
07/11  #2 of 4 -  7,825  ( -5.9%)
08/11  ---
09/11  #3 of 4 -  7,321  ( -6.4%)
10/11  #4 of 4 -  7,142  ( -2.4%)
11/11  ---
12/11  ---
01/12  #1 of 4 -  7,155  ( +0.2%)
02/12  #2 of 4 -  6,446  ( -9.9%)
                 6 mnth  (  --- )
                 1 year  (-23.6%)
                 2 year  (-26.7%)


265. ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER
02/07  ---
02/08  Guilty #8        - 27,358
02/09  Laughing #5      - 14,095
02/10  Executioner #4    - 9,626
=====
02/11  Ingenue #2 of 5   - 7,352  ( -5.3%)
03/11  ---
04/11  #3 of 5           - 7,018  ( -4.5%)
04/11  ---
05/11  ---
06/11  #4 of 5           - 6,893  ( -1.8%)
07/11  ---
08/11  #5 of 5           - 6,712  ( -2.6%)
09/11  Scoundrel #1 of 5 - 6,650  ( -0.9%)
10/11  ---
11/11  #2 of 5           - 6,302  ( -5.2%)
12/11  #3 of 5           - 5,914  ( -6.2%)
01/12  ---
02/12  #4 of 5           - 5,871  ( -0.7%)
                          6 mnth  (-12.6%)
                          1 year  (-20.1%)
                          2 year  (-39.0%)
                          3 year  (-58.3%)
                          4 year  (-78.5%)
                          5 year  (  --- )


290. SIX GUNS
11/11  #1 of 5 - 9,262
11/11  #2 of 5 - 8,031  (-13.3%)
12/11  #3 of 5 - 5,727  (-28.7%)
01/12  #4 of 5 - 5,159  (-10.0%)
02/12  #5 of 5 - 4,667  ( -9.5%)

And failing to make the top 300 in February: Marvel Adventures SPIDER-MAN and SUPER HEROES, FORMIC WARS, MARVEL INDEX and NORTHANGER ABBEY.

6 month comparisons
===================

+ 15.5% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
+ 11.9% - Incredible Hulk
+  8.0% - Uncanny X-Men
+  2.5% - Deadpool
+  2.1% - X-Factor
+  0.6% - PunisherMax
+  0.1% - Wolverine
-  2.2% - X-Force
-  7.6% - Daredevil
-  8.6% - New Avengers
-  8.6% - X-Men Legacy
-  8.9% - Astonishing X-Men
-  9.8% - Amazing Spider-Man
- 11.8% - Avengers Academy
- 12.5% - Dark Tower
- 12.6% - Anita Blake
- 13.4% - Avengers
- 15.1% - New Mutants
- 15.5% - X-Men
- 18.1% - Deadpool Max
- 18.3% - Fantastic Four
- 18.3% - Iron Man
- 19.1% - Hulk
- 19.8% - Secret Avengers
- 20.0% - Captain America
- 21.4% - Thor
- 21.8% - FF
- 22.4% - Daken: Dark Wolverine
- 22.5% - Venom
- 25.0% - Thunderbolts
- 27.2% - Captain America And…
- 27.3% - Moon Knight
- 29.2% - Journey into Mystery
- 33.6% - Black Panther
- 35.8% - Villains for Hire
- 37.4% - Generation Hope
- 42.1% - Ultimates
- 47.0% - Punisher


1 year comparisons
==================

+ 51.3% - Punisher
+ 40.6% - Incredible Hulk
+ 30.2% - Daredevil
+ 10.0% - Uncanny X-Men
+  3.7% - Captain America
+  2.9% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
-  2.3% - Amazing Spider-Man
-  3.5% - X-Force
-  4.2% - Deadpool
-  4.4% - X-Factor
-  7.8% - PunisherMax
-  8.8% - Avengers Academy
- 12.3% - Wolverine
- 12.4% - Ultimates
- 16.2% - New Avengers
- 16.7% - Thor
- 17.4% - Generation Hope
- 18.1% - Oz
- 18.3% - Avengers
- 19.4% - Dark Tower
- 20.1% - Anita Blake
- 22.4% - Iron Man
- 23.6% - Halo
- 25.3% - Secret Avengers
- 25.3% - Thunderbolts
- 26.3% - X-Men
- 31.2% - Astonishing X-Men
- 34.2% - Deadpool Max
- 34.8% - Hulk
- 36.3% - X-Men Legacy
- 37.8% - Fantastic Four
- 42.6% - Daken: Dark Wolverine
- 45.0% - Black Panther
- 45.1% - New Mutants
- 47.4% - Villains for Hire


2 year comparisons
==================

+ 29.1% - Wolverine
+ 13.0% - Fantastic Four
+ 11.4% - Moon Knight
+  7.3% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
-  0.3% - X-Force
-  2.1% - Daredevil
-  3.8% - Amazing Spider-Man
-  4.1% - Punisher
-  6.8% - Incredible Hulk
- 11.7% - Uncanny X-Men
- 21.1% - PunisherMax
- 22.0% - X-Factor
- 26.5% - New Mutants
- 26.7% - Halo
- 29.0% - X-Men Legacy
- 31.6% - Captain America
- 32.9% - New Avengers
- 34.5% - Iron Man
- 38.4% - Deadpool
- 39.0% - Anita Blake
- 42.5% - Thunderbolts
- 43.9% - Oz
- 47.4% - Dark Tower
- 47.6% - Thor
- 58.1% - Hulk
- 68.7% - Black Panther
- 69.4% - Daken: Dark Wolverine


3 year comparisons
==================

+  2.7% - Moon Knight
-  3.5% - X-Force
-  8.7% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
- 13.7% - Amazing Spider-Man
- 14.3% - Fantastic Four
- 17.4% - Uncanny X-Men
- 20.3% - PunisherMax
- 24.3% - X-Factor
- 30.8% - Captain America
- 35.5% - X-Men Legacy
- 36.6% - Iron Man
- 37.7% - Deadpool
- 44.6% - Incredible Hulk
- 45.1% - Punisher
- 52.0% - New Avengers
- 52.1% - Oz
- 57.0% - Thunderbolts
- 58.3% - Anita Blake
- 63.7% - Thor
- 70.3% - Dark Tower
- 71.1% - Black Panther
- 71.8% - Hulk


4 year comparisons
==================

- 10.0% - Daredevil
- 10.5% - Iron Man
- 22.0% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
- 30.3% - Moon Knight
- 30.8% - Punisher
- 34.5% - Uncanny X-Men
- 39.4% - Wolverine
- 41.1% - Amazing Spider-Man
- 42.2% - Black Panther
- 49.5% - Captain America
- 50.8% - New Avengers
- 52.8% - X-Force
- 54.4% - Incredible Hulk
- 54.2% - Fantastic Four
- 57.3% - X-Factor
- 58.6% - X-Men Legacy
- 64.3% - Thor
- 65.2% - Ultimates
- 76.8% - Hulk
- 78.5% - Anita Blake


5 year comparisons
==================

-  8.4% - Incredible Hulk
- 19.0% - Daredevil
- 28.7% - Uncanny X-Men
- 36.8% - X-Factor
- 39.1% - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
- 46.0% - Iron Man
- 46.2% - PunisherMax
- 51.8% - X-Men Legacy
- 57.5% - Punisher
- 60.0% - Wolverine
- 60.7% - New Avengers
- 63.7% - Amazing Spider-Man
- 68.9% - Thunderbolts
- 74.5% - Astonishing X-Men
- 76.1% - Black Panther
- 91.8% - Dark Tower

The post Marvel Month-to-Month Sales: February 2012 appeared first on The Beat.

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