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  1. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    8,10. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #44 - 102,429 ( +1.1%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #45 - 100,619 ( -1.8%)
    Sep Ultimate Spider-Man #46 - 105,409 ( +4.8%)
    Oct Ultimate Spider-Man #47 - 99,662 ( -5.5%)
    Oct Ultimate Spider-Man #48 - 98,747 ( -0.9%)
    Nov Ultimate Spider-Man #49 - 96,707 ( -2.1%)
    Dec Ultimate Spider-Man #50 - 109,819 (+13.6%)
    Dec Ultimate Spider-Man #51 - 98,085 (-10.7%)
    Jan Ultimate Spider-Man #52 - 95,854 ( -2.3%)
    Feb Ultimate Spider-Man #53 - 92,540 ( -3.5%)
    Mar Ultimate Spider-Man #54 - 93,025 ( +5.2%)
    Mar Ultimate Spider-Man #55 - 91,525 ( -1.6%)
    Apr Ultimate Spider-Man #56 - 91,585 ( +0.1%)
    Apr Ultimate Spider-Man #57 - 90,784 ( -0.9%)
    May Ultimate Spider-Man #58 - 90,963 ( +0.2%)
    May Ultimate Spider-Man #59 - 89,863 ( -1.2%)
    Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #60 - 104,789 (+16.6%)
    Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #61 - 101,159 ( -3.5%)
    Jul Ultimate Spider-Man #62 - 98,963 ( -2.2%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #63 - 96,279 ( -2.7%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #64 - 94,682 ( -1.7%)
    6 mnth ( +2.3%)
    1 year ( -7.6%)

    The Carnage storyline continues, and sales drift back to more normal levels.

    13. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
    Aug Amazing Spider-Man #56 - 92,277 ( -3.3%)
    Aug Amazing Spider-Man #57 - 93,469 ( +1.3%)
    Sep Amazing Spider-Man #58 - 92,294 ( -1.3%)
    Oct Amazing Spider-Man #500 - 148,928 (+61.4%)
    Nov Amazing Spider-Man #501 - 94,558 (-36.5%)
    Dec Amazing Spider-Man #502 - 90,484 ( -4.3%)
    Jan Amazing Spider-Man #503 - 87,341 ( -3.5%)
    Feb Amazing Spider-Man #504 - 84,064 ( -3.7%)
    Mar Amazing Spider-Man #505 - 83,613 ( -0.5%)
    Apr Amazing Spider-Man #506 - 83,152 ( -0.6%)
    May Amazing Spider-Man #507 - 81,944 ( -1.5%)
    Jun Amazing Spider-Man #508 - 82,268 ( +0.4%)
    Jun Amazing Spider-Man #509 - 101,632 (+23.5%)
    Jul Amazing Spider-Man #510 - 86,181 (-15.2%)
    Aug Amazing Spider-Man #511 - 88,118 ( +2.2%)
    6 mnth ( +4.8%)
    1 year ( -4.5%)

    Here's something unusual - a book going up mid-storyline. Issue #510 gets 1,431 reorders to chart at number 283, and retailers up the orders again for issue #511. Looks like an upward correction, with the "Sins Past" storyline drawing more interest than they'd originally expected. It's enough to give the book a reasonable 6-month gain, but it's still down year on year.



    14. MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN
    Apr Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1 - 137,314
    May Marvel Knights Spider-Man #2 - 99,320 (-27.7%)
    Jun Marvel Knights Spider-Man #3 - 82,715 (-16.7%)
    Jul Marvel Knights Spider-Man #4 - 75,508 ( -8.7%)
    Aug Marvel Knights Spider-Man #5 - 75,562 ( +0.1%)

    After three months of somewhat worrying drops, MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN suddenly levels out. In fact, it shows a very small gain. Marvel can breathe a sigh of relief - for the moment, it looks like the book has found its level.



    24. SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN
    Aug Spectacular Spider-Man #3 - 78,080 (-14.7%)
    Sep Spectacular Spider-Man #4 - 74,527 ( -4.6%)
    Oct Spectacular Spider-Man #5 - 71,665 ( -3.8%)
    Nov Spectacular Spider-Man #6 - 67,633 ( -5.6%)
    Nov Spectacular Spider-Man #7 - 66,065 ( -2.3%)
    Dec Spectacular Spider-Man #8 - 62,721 ( -0.6%)
    Jan Spectacular Spider-Man #9 - 58,711 ( -6.4%)
    Feb Spectacular Spider-Man #10 - 55,746 ( -5.1%)
    Mar Spectacular Spider-Man #11 - 54,066 ( -3.0%)
    Mar Spectacular Spider-Man #12 - 53,549 ( -1.0%)
    Apr Spectacular Spider-Man #13 - 52,835 ( -1.3%)
    May Spectacular Spider-Man #14 - 51,036 ( -3.4%)
    Jun Spectacular Spider-Man #15 - 50,997 ( -0.0%)
    Jun Spectacular Spider-Man #16 - 50,515 ( -0.9%)
    Jul Spectacular Spider-Man #17 - 51,335 ( +1.6%)
    Aug Spectacular Spider-Man #18 - 52,271 ( +1.8%)
    6 mnth ( -6.2%)
    1 year (-33.1%)

    The Avengers Disassembled crossover continues, and the book climbs for the second month running. By the way, I use the word "crossover" in the loosest imaginable sense. Despite the big "Disassembled" logo on the front cover, the actual story seems to have nothing whatsoever to do with the crossover, other than the mere fact of guest starring Captain America. Seems to be boosting sales anyway, but from what we've seen so far, readers who picked it up for the crossover tie-in could be forgiven for wondering whether they've been had.

    103. SPIDER-GIRL
    Aug Spider-Girl #63 - 22,584 ( -2.3%)
    Sep Spider-Girl #64 - 22,442 ( -0.6%)
    Oct Spider-Girl #65 - 22,561 ( +0.5%)
    Nov Spider-Girl #66 - 21,864 ( +0.3%)
    Dec Spider-Girl #67 - 21,403 ( -2.1%)
    Jan Spider-Girl #68 - 20,544 ( -4.0%)
    Jan Spider-Girl #69 - 20,384 ( -0.8%)
    Feb Spider-Girl #70 - 20,541 ( +0.8%)
    Mar Spider-Girl #71 - 20,709 ( +0.8%)
    Apr Spider-Girl #72 - 20,533 ( -0.8%)
    May Spider-Girl #73 - 20,275 ( -1.3%)
    May Spider-Girl #74 - 19,959 ( -1.6%)
    Jun Spider-Girl #75 - 24,674 (+23.6%)
    Jul Spider-Girl #76 - 22,157 (-10.2%)
    Aug Spider-Girl #77 - 21,758 ( -1.8%)
    6 mnth ( +5.9%)
    1 year ( -3.7%)

    A Marvel Age book, so it has more leeway than some.
     
  2. TrueHorror

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    ya know for everyone saying how much spectacular sucks right now(which im not loving it too much myself) It still usually beats out about 75 other comics in the top 100.
     
  3. Themanofbat

    Themanofbat Never Mind the Buttocks...

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    I'm surprised that the numbers didn't go up slightly after the movie was released.

    :confused:
     
  4. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    It's an unpredictable world... ;)
     
  5. euroq

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    The movie probably affects tpb sales more and these numbers are just for comic shops, I think anyone new interested in buying comics will check bookstores and newsstands first.
     
  6. shinlyle

    shinlyle King of the Haters

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    :up: Well said. THis is about how I'd imagine it, too.
     
  7. Symbiotica

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    Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #60 - 104,789 (+16.6%)
    Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #61 - 101,159 ( -3.5%)
    Jul Ultimate Spider-Man #62 - 98,963 ( -2.2%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #63 - 96,279 ( -2.7%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #64 - 94,682 ( -1.7%)

    Steadily and noticeably declining sales throughout the run of the symbiote arc.

    also: compare

    last Augusts' US-M, #45 - 100,619 ( -1.8%)

    this August's:

    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #63 - 96,279 ( -2.7%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #64 - 94,682 ( -1.7%)

    A decline of between 4 and 6 thousand dollars between these issues spaced a year apart....

    EXCELLENT! People voted with their wallets; one can ask no more.
     
  8. gildea

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    the book actually increased in sales for the carnage arc though (the 6 month period figure) ;)
     
  9. euroq

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    Sorry to burst your bubble but that's nothing unusual, every book experiences similar ups and downs.
     
  10. Doc Destruction

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    Nice to see Spider Girl staying stable.
     
  11. ragingdemon155

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    Exactly Euroq.
     
  12. Symbiotica

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    How do you figure that? I see:

    Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #61 - 101,159 ( -3.5%)
    Jul Ultimate Spider-Man #62 - 98,963 ( -2.2%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #63 - 96,279 ( -2.7%)
    Aug Ultimate Spider-Man #64 - 94,682 ( -1.7%)

    Yes, there was a surge for the first and second issues, compared to the months before. People were excited and curious. However each month decreases after that. Steady downward trend. 94 thousand is less than 101 thousand, at least at the schools I attended. :gg:

    Last August the book was 102,000 copies; this August it was selling 94,000. Look at that how I might, I don't see "increase."
     
  13. ragingdemon155

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    Alot of "collectors" only collect the first issue of bigtime events.

    When he says "Increase" he was talking about total through the issues. If you added them up.
     
  14. iloveclones

    iloveclones spooky....

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    Galactus, where do you get these numbers from? Is there a site you can go to?
     
  15. euroq

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    But you really can't blame this drop for Ultimate Carnage or whatever errors you see in Bendis' work. Sales are drifting down everywhere.


    Sep Daredevil #51 - 59,636
    Aug Daredevil #63 - 52,090

    Aug Fantastic Four #502 - 54,084
    Aug Fantastic Four #517 - 50,247

    Aug Incredible Hulk #59 - 59,336
    Aug Incredible Hulk #76 - 42,298

    Aug Captain America #16 - 43,123
    Aug Captain America #30 - 38,464

    Aug Exiles #30 - 41,269
    Aug Exiles #50 - 37,958

    Of course there are some exceptions, a new creative team, much hyped storyline, a big event and such are things that can push sales up.
     
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    I was talking relative to the immediately previous arc. (i did point out that I was referring to the 6 month figure which was + 2.3%, heck you QUOTED the line it was in!!) The surge in sales from the start of the arc was sufficent (Jun Ultimate Spider-Man #60 - 104,789 (+16.6%) an impressive increase and the start of the carnage arc which you missed out in your post for some reason) that by the end of the arc Ult spidey will have been selling more over the course of the carnage arc than in the 6 issues previously, hence an increase in sales. Which means some people stuck around for the carnage arc.

    Perhaps the schools you attend should focus a wee bit more on reading? ;)

    89,000 odd vs 94000 odd (previous arc end vs latest issue of carnage arc).

    Hence an increase.

    :)
     
  19. Traveller

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    It's funny to these are publish datas. In my country these datas are top secret.
     
  20. CantThinkOfAName

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    *struggles for Soviet Union joke, but cant seem to find the right one when considering Hungary*


    :(
     
  21. Traveller

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    Hehe, funny guy! :)
    It's secret because the advertisments. We sell very few piece of comics and we don't want it's scare off the advertising agencys. ;)
     
  22. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    Maybe it's the same thing in Sweden.
     
  23. Traveller

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    I bet it is. ;) About everywhere in Europe except Germany and Italy maybe.
     
  24. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    All Europeans should stand together in these hard times... ;) :D
     
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    As you said!
     

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