April 2006 Sales Chart

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  1. Primal

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    See the complete charts here.

    <table><tr><td width=45><b>Qty Rank</b></td><td width=45><b>Retail Rank</b></td><td><b>Title</b></td><td width=45><b>Price</b></td><td><b>Vendor</b></td><td><b>Est. Sales</b></td></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>1</td><td>Infinite Crisis #6 (of 7)</td><td>$3.99</td><td>DC</td><td>194,400</td></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>2</td><td>Wolverine Origins #1</td><td>$2.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>150,300</td></tr><tr><td>3</td><td>7</td><td>New Avengers #18</td><td>$2.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>121,600</td></tr><tr><td>4</td><td>8</td><td>Astonishing X-Men #14</td><td>$2.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>119,500</td></tr><tr><td>5</td><td>5</td><td>Justice #5 (of 12)</td><td>$3.50</td><td>DC</td><td>110,200</td></tr><tr><td>6</td><td>9</td><td>Moon Knight #1</td><td>$2.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>103,700</td></tr><tr><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>New Avengers Annual #1</td><td>$3.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>101,900</td></tr><tr><td>8</td><td>11</td><td>Amazing Spider-Man #531</td><td>$2.99</td><td>Marvel</td><td>86,900</td></tr><tr><td>9</td><td>17</td><td>Teen Titans #34</td><td>$2.50</td><td>DC</td><td>82,500</td></tr><tr><td>10</td><td>4</td><td>OMAC Project Infinite Crisis Special</td><td>$4.99</td><td>DC</td><td>79,400</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6>...</td></tr><tr><td>68</td><td>69</td><td>Transformers: Infiltration #4</td><td>$2.99</td><td>IDW</td><td>28,800</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6>...</td></tr><tr><td>87</td><td>89</td><td>Transformers: Beast Wars #3 (of 4)</td><td>$2.99</td><td>IDW</td><td>24,000</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6>...</td></tr><tr><td>98</td><td>101</td><td>G.I.Joe vs. Transformers Vol. 3 Art of War #2 (of 5)</td><td>$2.95</td><td>DDP</td><td>21,400</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6>...</td></tr><tr><td>112</td><td>N/A</td><td>Transformers: Generations #2</td><td>$1.99</td><td>IDW</td><td>18,700</td></tr></table>
    UPDATED: 05/23/2006 - Chart updated with Diamonds estimated sales information from here.
     
  2. Chrono Grimlock

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    I would have liked Beast Wars to have done a little better. And I'm also surprised that shitty Wolverine book sold so well.
     
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    Why is Astonishing X-Men so high? Whedon's a 1 arc guy. The first was great, the rest have been complete letdowns, and just awful.
     
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    Im not suprised by those numbers at all. the marvel and DC zombies would buy anything either company put out. If Geoff Johns took a dump on a piece of paper. there would be fans who would buy it.
     
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    Wolverine Origins was awful. I bought it because it was in my stack at the shop. After trying to read it, uncanny xmen, and x-men I promptly dropped about half my subscriptions because the marvel X-books stink, and have stunk for a long time. I should have dropped my uncanny subscription five years ago...
     
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    I still enjoy Astonishing, it's really lost it's magic since the first arc though. But this newest arc is much, much better than dangerous... not saying much though.
     
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    I swear that they put something in the ink of X-Men books. It took about 2 years of rot like Search for Xavier, Apocalypse Twelve and the 6 months jump to finally get me off the habit.
     
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    What's so surprising? It's a first issue. It's got Wolverine (probably a reason why New Avengers gets the high orders it does, too, along with Spider-Man and Bendis). People usually order the first issue just to see what it's like, then decide if they want to continue reading it or not, and the retailers adjusts future orders.

    The only thing that would be surprising is if it continues to outsell New Avengers by... I dunno, #12 or something (assuming it goes for that long).
     
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    You might want to wait at least until July to give up completely on the X-books. That's when Ed Brubaker and Mike Carey take over Uncanny & adjectiveless, respectively.
     
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    i'm sorta disappointed with Astonishing X-Men right now cause they might be turning Emma bad again....bad bad bad idea.
     
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    The "bad bad bad idea" was turning her good in the first place.
     
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    I thought it worked well in Astonishing though and bits of Morrison's run. I HATED her in Generation X. The only well written Emma I've read was Phoenix Saga, some New X-Men and Astonishing. 75 issues of Generation X and her own series almost killed her.
     
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    Emma worked great as an Xman I thought, especially during Morrison's run. She was largely forgettable as a villain in my estimate.
     
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    The question for the Transformer book rankings is not are they good compared to everything else on the chart, but are they solid sales for IDW? How do they compare to the rest of IDWs books?
     
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    I believe they're IDW's highest selling books.
     
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    Indeed, IDW doesn't have any other books listed in the top 100 for April.
     
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    Actually, her own series was the only time I really liked the character.
     
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    No one has yet pointed out that both Infiltration and Beast Wars rankings actually went UP from March. That's somewhat encouraging.
     
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    Hm, that's right.

    However, looking at the charts on ICV2:
    30 TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #1 45,468
    53 TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #2 35,828
    74 TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #3 30,344
    68 TRANSFORMERS INFILTRATION #4 28,835

    58 TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #1 34,047
    94 TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #2 25,737
    87 TRANSFORMERS BEAST WARS #3 23,966

    While the RANK rose, the estimated number of copies ordered went down a little bit. Not exactly drastic though (not counting first issues--first issues often get far more orders than subsequent issues anyway).

    EDIT: Also, Something else interesting to note--RED SONJA is the only title ahead of INFILTRATION that's non-Marvel, non-DC.
     
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    And you know, while high orders for WOLVERINE ORIGINS doesn't surprise me, the high orders for MOON KNIGHT does, considering how the character's not exactly high-profile; the best stories involving him were the Moench/Sienkiewicz run in the 80's (which hadn't really been collected entirely yet), and the book was super-hot back when Stephen Platt was drawing it in 1993.
     

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