Aquaman Sales Surprise

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Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

I was looking over the New 52 sales thus far and discovered an interesting tidbit...

Based purely on reader-retention, Aquaman is actually the most successful of the New 52, having lost only 17% of its initial readership. It is followed closely by The Dark Knight (21%), Nightwing (23%), Batman and Robin (25%), Detective Comics (25%), and Batman (27%).

This is pretty cool news for all the Aquaman fans out there :)

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#1 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

wow. amazing.

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#2 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

This just proves that any character with the right team can be sucessfull. Way to go Aquaman!

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#3 Posted by matchesmalone21 (10674 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79: One thing to say: Aquaman rocks

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#4 Posted by lvenger (29505 posts) - - Show Bio

Oops I'm responsible for part of the 25% loss in initial readership of Batman and Robin lol. Anyway this is great news for Aquaman!

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#5 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16808 posts) - - Show Bio

Fu

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#6 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought the news would be well-received :)

If anyone's curious, the worst (ongoing) series is The Savage Hawkman, having lost 62% of it's readers.

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#7 Posted by jakob187 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

It's about time that Aquaman gets some due respect!

Also, how did I know that all the other books after that would be Bat books?

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#8 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

@jakob187 said:

Also, how did I know that all the other books after that would be Bat books?

Indeed. It's good to know he's up there with the greats :)

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#9 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8918 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman deserves this. He is a damn good character when he has damn good writers on the job.

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#10 Posted by The Stegman (35898 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by dvader (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised that Batman lost so many readers. I thought Batman New 52 series was critically acclaimed? Are they already going downhill?

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#12 Posted by Brit (419 posts) - - Show Bio

hot damn!!!

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#13 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

@dvader: Every DC series is declining in sales still. I'm sure they'll eventually level out, but it hasn't happened yet. Batman #2 sold around 178k and Batman #10 was down to 130k.

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#14 Posted by SupBatz (2186 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman and Batman and Robin FTW! (Not sure how it's possible that The Dark Knight has maintained its initial readers better than Batman and Robin....)

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#15 Posted by TheThe (1842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

This just proves that any character with the right team can be sucessfull. Way to go Aquaman!

This.

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#16 Posted by X9 (824 posts) - - Show Bio

That's good to know, though it doesn't surprise me.

I've been hearing great critics about his issues :)

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#17 Edited by IIDEADxPOOLII (1415 posts) - - Show Bio

I cry tears of joy.... Aquaman has always been one of my favorite superheroes now he's getting the respect he always deserved.

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#18 Edited by Funrush (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

@dvader said:

I'm surprised that Batman lost so many readers. I thought Batman New 52 series was critically acclaimed? Are they already going downhill?

I have a feeling many of the new readers for the New 52 may have only picked up Batman or Justice League, and only the first few issues before quitting. Just because Aquaman didn't lose so many readers doesn't mean it sold great, it means it has extremely loyal fans.

By the way, how good did Aquaman sell? Wasn't it top 10, 15? Can I have the link for the sales lists?

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#19 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79 said:

I thought the news would be well-received :)

If anyone's curious, the worst (ongoing) series is The Savage Hawkman, having lost 62% of it's readers.

I am glad. I dropped it at issue 4. Couldn't stand it, I wanted it to be good :(

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#20 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

Naysayers needs to get spayed

That character deserves that love after all he's been through the past years

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#21 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush said:

By the way, how good did Aquaman sell? Wasn't it top 10, 15? Can I have the link for the sales lists?

Aquaman is currently the 10th selling New 52 series.

Here's the link to the sales charts: http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/1850.html

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#22 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

@Danial79 said:

I thought the news would be well-received :)

If anyone's curious, the worst (ongoing) series is The Savage Hawkman, having lost 62% of it's readers.

I am glad. I dropped it at issue 4. Couldn't stand it, I wanted it to be good :(

You made it further than me. I dropped it after #2 :)

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#23 Posted by polo327 (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Those drop off rates are very suprising, not Aquaman retaining most of its readers, but how on earth people haven't been dropping off Detective Comics and Dark Knight.

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#24 Posted by Madame_Mist (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

People do like him.

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#25 Posted by Funrush (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

@polo327 said:

Those drop off rates are very suprising, not Aquaman retaining most of its readers, but how on earth people haven't been dropping off Detective Comics and Dark Knight.

This, XD. I have to admit that I dropped Aquaman at Issue 6, but it was because I couldn't afford to keep buying it, and too many panels without dialog.

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#26 Edited by Hatutzeraze (270 posts) - - Show Bio

@Danial79 said:

@jwalser3 said:

@Danial79 said:

I thought the news would be well-received :)

If anyone's curious, the worst (ongoing) series is The Savage Hawkman, having lost 62% of it's readers.

I am glad. I dropped it at issue 4. Couldn't stand it, I wanted it to be good :(

You made it further than me. I dropped it after #2 :)

Oh, so YOU were the guys who kept who kept that number from being only 16%.

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#27 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hatutzeraze:Don't get me wrong, I like the guy but his new series is just boring and I can't stand reading it.

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#28 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

Aquaman deserves this. He is a damn good character when he has damn good writers on the job.

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#29 Posted by Hatutzeraze (270 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

@Hatutzeraze:Don't get me wrong, I like the guy but his new series is just boring and I can't stand reading it.

Haha! No worries. I was just kidding around. Everyone's welcome to their own opinion.

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#30 Posted by DanialCarroll (2539 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hatutzeraze said:

Oh, so YOU were the guys who kept who kept that number from being only 16%.

If our 2 sales accounted for 46%, the series was in worse shape than I thought :P

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#31 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

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#32 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great news.

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