DC Sales Charts for September 2008

by Jeff

Marc-Oliver Frisch writes:

So, did the financial meltdown have an effect on the periodical comics market in September? Probably not. DC Comics’ periodical business did take a massive hit, mind you, but that had more to do with Final Crisis than with the financial crisis. DC’s big blockbuster event failed to come out in September, and so did spin-off titles Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds and Final Crisis: Rogues’ Revenge. Batman, Justice League of America and Justice Society of America didn’t make it out, either, meaning that none of the publisher’s four top-selling titles on the August chart came out in September. The fact that DC’s average sales crashed to their lowest level in years didn’t come as a great surprise, consequently.

  c2b-foot DC Sales Charts for September 2008

Also contributing to the weakness of the company’s September output were low debut sales of the election tie-in limited series DC Universe: Decisions and the ongoing monthly Secret Six by Gail Simone. That aside, though, there were actually some rather encouraging signs in the DC Universe line’s September performance Thanks to a couple of new launches at WildStorm and two issues of Fables at Vertigo, meanwhile, the average periodical numbers of both jumped back above 11,000 for the first time in months. And, of course, September was another successful month for DC as far as the Graphic Novel chart is concerned: Perennial favorites Watchmen and Kingdom Come ranked high, as did the latest collection of Vertigo’s 100 Bullets.

  c2b-foot DC Sales Charts for September 2008

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