By the Numbers: April 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.

Marvel carried 5 of the top 10 slots, DC had 4, and Image only had 1, Walking Dead 166.

Top 5
1 1 Secret Empire 0 Marvel 162,718
2 4 Batman 21 Lenticular Ed. DC 130,216
3 3 X-Men Gold 1 Marvel 114,332
4 2 X-Men Blue 1 Marvel 108,839
5 5 Flash 21 Lenticular Ed. DC 107,037

Bottom 10
374 Skull Island Birth of Kong 1 Legendary 2,280
375 Jungle Fantasy Ivory 8 Avatar 2,201
379 All Time Comics Bullwhip 1 Fantagraphics 2,172
380 Vampblade Season Two 2 $4.99 Action Lab 2,171
381 Solar Flare 1 Scout 2,160
383 Knights of the Dinner Table 242 Kenzer 2,145
384 Heathen 3Creative Mind Energy 2,125
385 Spencer and Locke 1 Action Lab 2,109
386 Hellchild The Unholy 5 Zenescope 2,055
390 Quantum Teens Are Go 3 Black Mask 1,943

Books of Interest
Heathen 3 Creative Mind Energy 2,125 – tiny print run on this, makes the 1:5 variant under 450 copies

Solar Flare 1 Scout 2,160 – This actually comes in more rare than the self published version which had a 3,000 copy print run

Clean Room 18 DC 4,608 – Last issue of an optioned DC/Vertigo book with less than 5,000 copies

Theres Nothing There 1 Black Mask 5,417 – I tried to like this book but didn’t. However, still a tiny print run on it.

World Reader 1 Aftershock 5,509 – there was a 1:10 Elizabeth Torque Variant on this one Mel spotlighted that would be about 550 copies.

Namwolf 1 Albatross 5,717 – A little over 2,500 copies per cover.

Z Nation 1 Dynamite 6,662 – there were 8 covers for this one, including the 1:20 virgin variant Mel Spotlighted, which breaks down to about 300 copies variants.

Godshaper 1 Boom 8,263 – 3 covers on this one. The David Aja cover was hot out of the gate.

You can see the full list at Comichron

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