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Subj: Black Panther Sales Estimates to Date
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 at 10:04:56 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: Once upon a time, in the kingdom of Wakanda...
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 at 09:31:34 pm EST
Well, the sales estimates are in for January, and to date...
Black Panther #1 - 69,930 (19,440)
Black Panther #2 - 47,533
Black Panther #3 - 44,925
Black Panther #4 - 40,804
Black Panther #5 - 37,401
Black Panther #6 - 35,256
Black Panther #7 - 42,905
Black Panther #8 - 46,239 (5,745)
Black Panther #9 - 40,173
Black Panther #10 - 31,987
Black Panther #11 - 29,327
Black Panther #12 - 27,933
Black Panther #13 - 26,054
Black Panther #14 - 28,809
Black Panther #15 - 28,361
Black Panther #16 - 28,091
Black Panther #17 - 27,993
Black Panther #18 - 69,912
Black Panther #19 - 28,372
Black Panther #20 - 26,585
Black Panther #21 - 34,257 (8,180)
Black Panther #22 - 47,556 (6,288)
Black Panther #23 - 54,762
Black Panther #24 - 57,709
...everything's looking pretty good. Thank the Panther God for Civil War. *love*
And note: ICv2 estimates are 15 to 20% lower than the actual orders of the comic (what the creators see on their pay checks).
BP #25 should be in the high-50k range as well, maybe (probably) even in the low-60k's. After that, the FF issues and the Zombie issues should keep it at least in the low-30s/high 20s. At least.
My money's on the mid-to-low 30k's, because there seems to be a fair amount of positive buzz with the Civil War issues, so some of those readers will stick around for a bit, methinks. Of course, most of the people who hated it before still hate it now, and will forever hate it until there's a new writer. So there's nothing new there. But again, those new people that picked it up just to complete their Civil War crossovers will make up for that, I think, and increase the number of readers at least for a few issues.
So with the FF issues, the "Zombie" arc (or issues), and Joe Quesada mentioned Storm playing a part in the X-Men event later in the summer/fall, so probably another X-Men crossover issue or three... so add all that up, and we're clear (steady sales-wise) to at least BP #35, I think.
All praise be to the Panther God.
Yo, I'm Serious
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