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DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: MARCH 2006
posted 05-26-2006 02:25 PM
By Marc-Oliver Frisch
(1) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [268,458]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [224,068]
12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%) -- [216,727]
01/2006: Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7) -- 182,633 (- 3.3%) -- [207,297]
03/2006: Infinite Crisis #5 (of 7) -- 201,855 (+10.5%)
For the fifth time in a row, INFINITE
CRISIS breaks the 200K barrier. Which means it's the most successful
direct market title in at least nine years ("at least" because numbers
before 1997 are hard to come by).
More significantly, first-month sales
actually went up in March compared to issue #4, and all previous issues
made the Top 300 chart again, selling between 3,651 (#1) and 8,139 (#4)
copies, underscoring that the story is still generating demand.
INFINITE CRISIS is a home run for DC, obviously.
02/2006: JSA #82 -- 54,234 (+ 8.3%)
03/2006: JSA #83 -- 51,991 (- 4.1%)
It's "One Year Later," but minus the
artwork of George Pérez, who illustrated issue #82. As a result, sales
take a step down. These are still great numbers, however, so it's safe
to assume that the book's upcoming cancelation in July is not due to
low sales, but because they have yet another relaunch waiting in the
wings. How long can it be now before the trick gets old (again)?
Topic: DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: FEBRUARY 2006
posted 03-30-2006 04:27 PM
BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH
(--) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [264,834]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [219,977]
12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%) -- [210,801]
01/2006: Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7) -- 182,633 (- 3.3%) -- [199,158]
No new issue of INFINITE CRISIS was
released in February, but the book keeps showing significant re-order
activity. Issues #1 to #4 sold an additional 3,469, 4,718, 15,030 and
16,525 copies, respectively.
Given that ICv2.com's
estimates are always a wee bit on the low side, it's safe to say that
issue #4 has broken the 200K barrier -- which may well make INFINITE
CRISIS the first title since the mid-nineties to generate sales of more
than 200,000 in the direct market with four consecutive issues.
Needless to say, it's a big whopping success.
DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: January 2006
posted 03-17-2006 05:10 PM
BY MARC-OLIVER FRISCH
The "Infinite Crisis" crossover still
purring like a kitten and the big "One Year Later" reboot just round
the corner, January was, understandably, another very quiet month for
DC Comics, in terms of new titles. The publisher's top-selling new
title in January was the DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL
one-shot. Other than that, the limited series SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY
and ELFQUEST: DISCOVERY debuted, along with the new Vertigo title THE
An overview of ICv2.com's statistics can be found here:
(1) INFINITE CRISIS
10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [261,365]
11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [215,259]
12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%) -- [195,771]
01/2006: Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7) -- 182,633 (- 3.3%)
These numbers speak for themselves,
really. Even though it keeps losing steam as a crossover in January,
INFINITE CRISIS itself is tremendously successful for DC, particularly
considering its $ 3.99 price tag, and sales are holding up relatively
The three previous issues also made the
chart in January. selling another estimated 2,121 (issue #1), 3,818
(#2) and 6,918 (#3) copies.
In the Line of Fire: Infinite Crisis #4
Posted: Monday, February 27
By: David Wallace
I’m fully aware that it’s my own lack of
familiarity with the DCU which has hampered my enjoyment of this latest
issue, and if an event of the same magnitude and scope were to happen
in the Marvel Universe, I’d likely be far more forgiving of any lack of
concessions to new readers. Indeed, I’m looking forward to Marvel’s
Civil War crossover later this year, and I’ll likely find it far easier
to follow as a whole due to my affinity for Marvel comics. All I would
say is that if any readers have been unsure of whether to try this
Crisis out for themselves (and there must be, what, three of you) then
be warned: either read up on the lead-up to this series extensively or
give it a miss, as John’s isn’t writing a new-reader-friendly book
16 of 20 Top Comics Drop in January
'Infinite Crisis' Remains a Strong #1
February 20, 2006
Sales of 16 of the top 25 comics fell in January, with only four titles demonstrating gains in the number of units sold.
The top 25 comic titles in January, with
our estimates of the number sold to North American comic stores by
Diamond Comic Distributors, are:
182,633 Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7)
124,328 All Star Superman #2
121,758 New Avengers #15
95,415 Amazing Spider-Man #528
[ Read more 16 of 20 Top Comics Drop in January ]
DIAMOND's TOP 100 COMICS
Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2006
INFINITE CRISIS #4 (Of 7)
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #2
NEW AVENGERS #15
DC SENDS "INFINITE CRISIS" #4 BACK TO PRESS
by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
Posted: February 2, 2006
After selling out at DC Comics less than a week
after arriving in stores on January 18, INFINITE CRISIS #4 is going
back to press for a new printing!
Scheduled to arrive in stores on
February 15, the INFINITE CRISIS #4 Second Printing (DEC058118)
reprints the story written by Geoff Johns, and illustrated by Phil
Jimenez, George Pérez, Ivan Reis, Andy Lanning, Lary Stucker, Marc
Campos, Oclair Albert, Jimmy Palmiotti and Drew Geraci. The new
printing features a pencils-only version of the issue's cover by Jim
"I'm glad everyone is enjoying it so
much," says Group Editor Eddie Berganza. "I know it's been a labor of
love for all of us, and we're working extremely hard to make it the
best crossover we can possibly make it - and that includes our unsung
heroes in our production department, like (Manager - Pre-press
Services) Hank Manfra and (Manager - Production) David Cichowicz, who
are moving mountains to make sure we get this out to you, the reader."
The INFINITE CRISIS #4 Second Printing
(DEC058118) is available for order now and is scheduled to arrive in
stores on February 15 with a cover price of $3.99 U.S. To ensure
delivery on that date, retailers must place orders by Sunday, February
5; please note that quantities will be limited and may sell out before
Retailers may order the issue by
contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representative or DC Sales
Representative, or by email at reorders[a]diamondcomics.com.
Other issues of INFINITE CRISIS are available as follows:
INFINITE CRISIS #1 (AUG050205) and 2 (SEP050228) are available for reorder.
INFINITE CRISIS #3 Second Printing (DEC058117) is available for order now and is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 15.
INFINITE CRISIS #5 (DEC050244) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on March 1.
INFINITE CRISIS #6 (JAN060300) is
solicited in the January Previews (Volume XVI #1) and is scheduled to
arrive in stores on March 29
INFINITE CRISIS #4
From Ilke Hincer
Published on Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 at 01:11:07 PM CST
Reviewer: Ambush Bug
Writer: Geoff Johns
Pencils: Phil Jiminez, George Perez, and Ivan Reis
Inks: Andy Lanning, Lary Stucker, George Perez, Marc Campos, Oclair Albert, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Drew Geraci
Publisher: DC Comics
I do know that I’m hooked.
I do know that Phil Jiminez, George Perez, and Ivan Reis are doing a
phenomenal job of illustrating this powerful story. I also know that
every issue so far in this series has been better than the next and all
of the hype that led up to it was well worth it. I don’t know what
direction DC will be taking after this series reaches its conclusion.
It could be a better, brighter, more heroic place or a darker place
than ever before. There are some who long for a return to simpler times
for DC’s heroes, but I don’t know if these same fans will be around if
that actually happens. All I know is that, whatever the outcome, I’m
going to be there, sticking with this Crisis till the end.
George's art from pages 28-30 of Infinite Crisis #4 are up at www.theartistschoice.com
Slugfest Special - Infinite Crisis #4
Posted: Monday, January 23
By: Keith Dallas
The ending was unexpected, at least for
me. A lot of fans have been speculating that the multiverse was
returning, and I didn’t agree. I still don’t, and I believe that this
is just part of the story. This series strikes me as a look at the past
before moving forward, and reinstating the multiverse doesn’t seem the
way to go if that is DC’s aim. Still, it made for a great cliffhanger
ending, something Geoff Johns excels at.
In the end, I really liked this issue of
Infinite Crisis. The story is moving along nicely and the fight between
Superboy Prime and, well, everybody was just freaking awesome. The
story continues to take unexpected turns, and I honestly can't say for
sure what I think is going to happen next. The George Perez cover for
the next issue promises a fight between the two Supermen, which has me
pretty psyched. Geoff Johns and crew continue to deliver a fun series,
and I can only hope that the next three issues will be just as good.
CRISIS RECOVERY 04: MORE ANNOTATED FUN WITH INFINITE CRISIS #4
01-20-2006 04:41 PM
Q: Who are…?
A: The Brotherhood of Evil. Originally, the enemies of the Doom
Patrol, they transferred their grudge over to the New Teen Titans in
the Marv Wolfman/George Perez days, and since, have been a general pain
in the ass all around the DCU. And yeah, judging from the talk about
making Nightwing claw out his own heart and Monsieur Mallah (the
gorilla) eating it, they’re a little…unstable.
Q: Who’s doing the Emperor from Star Wars thing on the dashboard?
A: Deathstroke, Slade Wilson. Yeah, Brain and Slade go way back.
Q: Why does Deathstroke have a mad-on for Nightwing?
The two have a long history, dating back to The New Teen Titans days,
but more recently, Nightwing and Slade came to a truce of sorts, where,
if Deathstroke kept the meta-powered villains out of town, Nightwing
would train Slade’s daughter Rose (aka Ravager) to be a villain. Sneaky
son of a gun that he is, Nightwing trained her to be a hero instead –
she never noticed the lesson books had “Hero” crossed out and “Villain”
Off the Presses: Infinite Crisis #4
Off the Presses, Scoop, Friday, January 20, 2006
DC Comics; $3.99
“The Crisis continues to explode across
the DCU as a great power is unleashed. But whose side is it on?” There
are guest appearances galore as Infinite Crisis reaches the midway
point in the mini-series. Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by
Phil Jimenez, George Pérez and Ivan Reis, with covers by Jim Lee and
WLG #141: Escape From The Real World!
Wednesday, January 18
By Michael A. Diaz
Now that you’ve had some time to think I
want to hear from you and what is geeking you out the most about the
coming year. Is it the resolution to Spider-Man: The Other, DC’s “One
Year Later” event or the end of Infinite Crisis, the return of the
Astonishing X-Men, Grant Morrison/Jim Lee relaunching Wildcats, or the
conclusion of Planetary that is exciting you the most?
Whatever it is, I’d like to know about it, but for now, let’s see What Looks Good…
INFINITE CRISIS #4 $3.99 (Geoff Johns / Phil Jimenez)
I don’t know about you, but this
book/event is shaping up to live up to all of the hype that has been
surrounding it. I don’t want to say all that much about what happened
last issue because I don’t want to give anything away (I mean, wow, who
say THAT ending coming), but I am very eager to see what happens next.
It’s obvious that some major plans have been put into motion and just
like the original Crisis... this one is setting itself up to be quite a
That’s why I like this book so much. A
good tragedy is one where the villains are really just people with good
intentions going about things in the wrong way.
CRISIS COUNSELING SESSION 4
01-18-2006 06:12 PM
Another period of waiting has ended, and Infinite Crisis #4 hits today,
with major developments in the future of Bludhaven, Superboy (both
Prime and DCU), revelations about Alex Luthor's plans, as well as
perhaps, the fruition of his mission.
DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio has
stopped by again to take questions about Crisis, 52, One Year Later and
more. As a word of warning to those for whom this is new...no, Dan's
not going to give away story points, though he probably will tease
incessantly...and yeah, he was probably smiling when he did it.
All right - enough intro. Let's get this baby rolling.
Newsarama: Just to start off, let’s
talk time-frame again – by the end of issue #3, pretty much the entire
DCU is embroiled in the Crisis, correct?
DD: At the end of issue three we have a clearer idea of what the
ultimate threat to the DC Universe is and by the middle of issue four,
there is a call to arms that gathers the largest assemblage of heroes
in the series so far. It’s not until issue five that everyone is
operating on a single timeline.
Cover scan uploaded: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:22:43 PM
From Ilke Hincer
Shipping This Week: January 18, 2005
Monday, January 16, 2006 11:17:01 AM
The following products are expected to ship to comic book
specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative
and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for
NOV050251 INFINITE CRISIS #4 (OF 7) $3.99
From www.newsarama.com, thanks to Andy Mangels
Infinite Crisis #4 is now scheduled to ship on January 18th instead of January 25th, according to www.comiclist.com
INFINITE CRISIS #4 GEORGE PÉREZ COVER PREVIEW
Not sure if you heard yet, but this week DC Comics released this little project called Infinite Crisis…
Anyway, as we’ve done the
last few months, DC has given Newsarama the “go sign” to premier the
dual covers to each of the limited series seven issues, and this
month’s we’re up to George Pérez’s cover to January’s Infinite Crisis
So click on the Donna
Troy image to the right for the full cover. And for those keeping score
at home, we still have Pérez’s cover to issue #2, and Jim Lee’s covers
to issues #3 and #4 to go, so keep an eye out on Newsarama. You never
know when they’re going to pop up…
INFINITE CRISIS #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, George Pérez & Jerry Ordway
Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez
The Crisis continues to
explode across the DCU as a great power is unleashed. But whose side is
it on? Witness a shocking confrontation between Batman and Nightwing, a
vicious battle that threatens to tear the heroes of the DCU further
apart, and a startling change to the recently deceased. Plus, guest
appearances by more characters than we can list! Retailers please note:
This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%)
and Pérez (approximately 50%).
On sale January 11 • 4 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
WIZ CHI '05 PEREZ COVERS INFINITE CRISIS
posted 08-06-2005 07:28 PM
BY NATHAN JEWELL
Bob Wayne, Greg Rucka, Dan DiDio and Joan Hilty were on the Infinite Crisis panel at Wizard World Chicago.
Not a lot of new announcements were made, but the panelists did say
that Ted Kord, Max Lord, Sue Dibny, and Barry Allen would not be making
a return to the DCU after the Infinite Crisis.
The new 52 weekly series is directly spun out of events occurring in Infinite Crisis #4,
which ships in March of 2006. There will be multiple teams on 52 to
ensure that it's a continuous event and will come out on time.
DC announced that fan favorite artist George Perez will be drawing all the seven covers of Infinite Crisis.
There was cryptic news that Keith Giffen
is working on a new series, but the publisher would not confirm what it
was about or who was featured in the comic.
DCU continuity will be sustained after the Infinite Crisis.
These titles are unaffected by Infinite Crisis: Brave and the Bold, Plastic Man, the All Stars line, and Legion of Super-Heroes.
These characters are not coming back to the DCU: Ted Kord, Barry Allen, Maxwell Lord, or Sue Dibny.
When asked about a possible new Blue Beetle, the panelists said, "If there is a new Blue Beetle, it won't be Ted Kord."
Keep checking back with THE PULSE for more from Wizard World Chicago.