DC Sales Charts for November 2008

by Jeff

Marc-Oliver Frisch writes:

While the economic crisis still didn’t seem to have any noticeable effect on the periodical comics direct market in November, the unplanned absence of several major titles certainly did. In the case of DC Comics, the offenders were – take a deep breath – Final Crisis, All Star Batman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern, Final Crisis: Revelations and Superman/Batman; and Batman, which was meant to have two issues out, instead of just one. Consequently, in a drop that mirrors the one back in September, the average DC Comics periodical sold a whopping 13% fewer units than it did in October. With the crossover storylines “New Krypton” and “JSA: Kingdom Come” and the debut of the Kevin Smith vehicle Batman: Cacophony, DC had a few potential new top-sellers out in November, but none of them did especially well.

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At DC’s Vertigo sublabel, P. Craig Russell’s new comics adaptation of an old Sandman prose story by Neil Gaiman was moderately successful, but not successful enough to noticeably affect the imprint’s flagging average sales. WildStorm tried to tap into two more Hollywood franchises with new comics adaptations of The X-Files and something called Push, meanwhile. Like most of their recent avalanche of licensed properties, however, they were given the cold shoulder by comics retailers.

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