By The Numbers: February 2017 Estimated Sales Figures

Popularity and print runs are the two big things that drive up prices on comics. That is why it is important to watch the estimated sales of comics. Here is a look at the top, bottom, and interesting estimated print runs for February 2017 based of sales through Diamond Comics Distributors.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1 $4.99 MAR
2 BATMAN #16 $2.99 DC
3 BATMAN #17 $2.99 DC
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 [*] $2.99 DC
5 SUPER SONS #1 [*] $2.99 DC
6 WALKING DEAD #164 (MR) $2.99 IMA
7 ALL STAR BATMAN #7 $4.99 DC
8 STAR WARS #28 $3.99 MAR
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 DC
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $2.99 DC

The Bottom 10:

365 Hellina Scythe 1 Avatar 2,266
366 Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children 1 2,229
367 Evil Dead 2 Revenge of Evil Ed 1 2,189
368 Jungle Fantasy Ivory 6 2,183
369 Vampblade 98 One Shot 0 2,181
373 Knights of the Dinner Table 240 2,137
375 La Muerta Pin Ups One Shot 0 2,109
377 Hellina Scythe 1 2,065
378 Spirit Hunters 4 2,054
380 Black Eyed Kids 11 $3.99 2,027

 

Books of Note:

334 Heathen 1 2,913 – Surprisingly Tiny Print Run. This was an after market gem the day it came out. sub-3k print run could make this climb higher.
297 Death Be Damned 1 4,300 – Very interesting supernatural/western. Good read and tiny print run
291 Quantum Teens Are Go 1 4,541 – Small turn out for new Black Mask book.
288 Forever War 1 4,593 – Titans re-packaged version of this classic book sold like many classic books do, low.
276 Black 4 5,012 – The President Trump Donkey Kong cover did well on the after-market, wonder if the low print run will continue to help it.
275 God Country 1 Second Print 5,035 – Making this one of the more rare #1’s Each of the two #1 first print covers were in the 7,000 range.
265 Blood Blister 1 5,389 _Aftershock’s new horror book had a mild turn out.
259 Planetoid Praxis 1 5,753 – Planetoid was optioned a while back. If it makes it to the screen, this character focused book could be a hit.
206 Visitor How and Why He Stayed 1* 8,034 – Newish character that has popped up in other Mignola-verse books. Fairly low turn out.
205 Belfry 0 8,084 – About where I thought this interesting horror book would land, I expected around 10,000 copies, but the smaller the better.
125 God Country 2 17,701 – God Country #1 had a tiny print run at 14,233, this one definitely got noticed and defied the 2nd issue lower print run rule.
98 Old Guard 1  23,867 – Slightly below average print run for a top tier creative name.
42 True Believers Wolverine Vs Hulk 1 39,177 – Surprisingly huge print run for the $1 True Believers book. Still going to be a good long term to medium term flip

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10 Responses to By The Numbers: February 2017 Estimated Sales Figures

  1. Alan says:

    The odd thing about the Wolverine v Hulk reprint is that it has the 181 story and Wolverine’s one page appearance from 182, but it does not include his appearance from 180…

  2. agentpoyo says:

    Top Tier Creative Writer.. you make me laugh Tony! Or is it the medication I’m on.. hard to tell! 🙂

  3. Mark Gomes says:

    If word spreads about how good Heathen #1 was, the book is gonna go berserk. In full disclosure, I bought about 5 copies of the regular + 5 color & 5 B&W variants. The metrics are too good to pass up for a book that was my favorite new read so far in 2017.

  4. Richard Sean says:

    A CGC 9.8 2nd Print God Country just sold on eBay for 140+ Is it me or does that seem super high? The raw copies are going for around 10 bucks.

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