DC Comics The New 52 once again ruled the comic sales charts in October 2011! For sales through Diamond Comic Distributors, DC Comics held the top six sales spots, and 17 of the top 20 spots. Way to go DC Comics!
Since this is a Firestorm blog, we should probably talk about The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2. In October our favorite Nuclear Men occupied the 54th sales spot with 39,591 units sold. Of DC’s The New 52 issues, Fury of Firestorm landed as the 34th book in units sold. Also worth mentioning, in October the second printing of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1 sold 10,539 units. Not too shabby for a second printing!
Lets put this in perspective… last month Fury of Firestorm #1 (first printing) occupied the 46th sales spot with 43,200 units sold. Of DC’s The New 52 issues, Fury of Firestorm #1 landed as the 30th book in units sold. So we had some slippage from issues #1 to issue #2, which is completely normal. From issue #1 to issue #2, there was a drop of 3,609 units sold (8.4%). Honestly, that’s not a huge drop. By way of comparison, sales for the last Firestorm monthly series (2004) dropped from issue #1 to issue #2 by 23%. Also, units sold for issue #2 of the previous Firestorm series were less than the units sold for the current #2 issue.
Fury of Firestorm #2 still out-performed lots of other successful books such as: Wolverine, Daredevil, Invincible Iron Man, X-Men Legacy, Walking Dead, Captain America and Bucky, and many more. Also, just think how good these rankings would look if they included the digital sales! Overall, I still think Fury of Firestorm is performing well and should be considered a success! Below you’ll find the top 100 selling comics in October from The Comic Chronicles.
Congratulations to DC Comics, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Yildiray Cinar, the folks in DC Editorial and Marketing, and anyone else involved in making Fury of Firestorm #2 and the second month of The New 52 such a success!
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