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March Sales

Post by Russ Chappell » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:26 pm

The sales estimates for March are up at CBR.

Marvel clocks in at Number 1, capturing 47% of both units and dollars. Marvel also claimed the top 5 spots in unit sales, and 8 of the top 10, interrupted only by Dark Horse's Buffy and DC's JLA.

Largest percentage increase for the month (in a tight race) goes to X-Force #2, with a 622% jump. Ms. Marvel #25 showed a saner pop, going up 70%.

Lords of Avalon Sod #2 (what is that?) took the biggest pounding out of Marvel's line, losing 51% of the sales of the premiere issue. Also taking significant drops were the latest Handbook, Marvel Atlas (which I would assume could be attributed to the lack of a fanbase for fictional countries; presumably, the sales figures here will return to previous levels, when they return to more character-centric themes), and Fantastic Four #555 (but that's more a reflection of 554's sales, than anything).

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Re: March Sales

Post by Somebody » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:53 pm

Administrator wrote:Largest percentage increase for the month (in a tight race) goes to X-Force #2, with a 622% jump.
That's what we call a "screw-up" - X-Force #1 was the top-selling issue of February at 105k, and it's actually fallen by 22.3% month-on-month. What Mr Mayo's done is taken the X-Force #2 numbers relative to the reorders of #1, which came in at 11.3k.

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Re: March Sales

Post by Russ Chappell » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:58 pm

Somebody wrote:What Mr Mayo's done is taken the X-Force #2 numbers relative to the reorders of #1, which came in at 11.3k.
I knew something was up, when the first issue of an X-book sells 11,000. :shock:

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Re: March Sales

Post by Somebody » Thu May 01, 2008 3:28 pm

Paul O's sales column for the month: http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog ... arch-2008/

John Jackson Miller's sales column: http://forum.newsarama.com/showpost.php ... ostcount=1

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