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Postby Batagor » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:50 pm

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kaijukurt wrote:Thanks for the post!
...but I can't believe Legends # 4 sold less than 8k copies! :(


MAN, that is a bummer. That is made of ALL kinds of suck, in fact.

It's one of the stronger issues in the run - not to mention one helluva looker.


It may have helped the series end on a high note though. Legends #5 sold a bit better.
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Postby atomicgator » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:07 pm

Batagor wrote:
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Batagor wrote:Sales numbers for Godzilla #2 are in...

June 2012
176/300 Godzilla #2 9,753
May 2012
175/300 Godzilla #1 11,994

The trade paperback collection of Godzilla: Legends had a nice debut...

132/300 GODZILLA LEGENDS TP 884


Very solid numbers! Remember Bobby said above to add 10% to the figures

Aslo quick question what is the 300? Is it number of IDW comics released or number of all Comics released for that Month by all companies?


Ah right, good question! The sales ranking listed is out of the Top 300 Comic sold during the given month (top 300 by number of issues sold). Likewise, there is a Top 300 Trade Paperback sales chart as well.


So Im understanding this correctly that the Top 300 comics sold include comics from Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, IDW and Image and not just limited to IDW?

If thats the case then Godzilla being about in the middle of the top 300 of ALL comics is very solid and very encouraging!
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Postby HdE » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:07 pm

Batagor wrote:
HdE wrote:
kaijukurt wrote:Thanks for the post!
...but I can't believe Legends # 4 sold less than 8k copies! :(


MAN, that is a bummer. That is made of ALL kinds of suck, in fact.

It's one of the stronger issues in the run - not to mention one helluva looker.


It may have helped the series end on a high note though. Legends #5 sold a bit better.


Ooopsie - I'm guilty of a bit of a knee jerk there - on closer inspection I see the gap between the two in sales isn't all that huge.
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Postby kaijukurt » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:45 pm

So Im understanding this correctly that the Top 300 comics sold include comics from Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, IDW and Image and not just limited to IDW?

If thats the case then Godzilla being about in the middle of the top 300 of ALL comics is very solid and very encouraging!


Yes sir, you are correct! And Godzilla indeed sells well for an indie-published comic!
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Postby HdE » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:25 am

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Yes sir, you are correct! And Godzilla indeed sells well for an indie-published comic!


I ought to chip in here and remind everybody that IDW have been a premier publisher for some time now.
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Postby atomicgator » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:52 pm

HdE wrote:
kaijukurt wrote:
Yes sir, you are correct! And Godzilla indeed sells well for an indie-published comic!


I ought to chip in here and remind everybody that IDW have been a premier publisher for some time now.


I think its Marvel, DC, Darkhorse, IDW and Image are the main ones right?
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Postby Batagor » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:24 am

The Top 300 Comics in sales for July have been listed. Godzilla #3 comes in at 177.

177/300 GODZILLA #3 9,281

You can find the full list here:
http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/23605.html


Batagor wrote:Sales numbers for Godzilla #2 are in...

June 2012
176/300 Godzilla #2 9,753
May 2012
175/300 Godzilla #1 11,994

The trade paperback collection of Godzilla: Legends had a nice debut...

132/300 GODZILLA LEGENDS TP 884
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Postby atomicgator » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:35 am

Batagor wrote:The Top 300 Comics in sales for July have been listed. Godzilla #4 comes in at 177.

177/300 GODZILLA #3 9,281

You can find the full list here:
http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/23605.html



I REALLY REALLY hope IDW looks at these numbers and says "Lets keep doing Godzilla comics for a long time!"

Interesting how Godzilla and Transformers almost seem to have the same numbers
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Postby Mr. X » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Godzilla Legends #4 is, IMO, the best Godzilla comic ever made (not just by IDW). It's a shame to see that it sold poorly...
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Postby Batagor » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:55 pm

Top 300 Comic Books Sales are up at ICv2 for August 2012:

192/300 GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #1 11,010
214/300 GODZILLA #4 8,767

July 2012
177/300 GODZILLA #3 9,281
June 2012
176/300 GODZILLA #2 9,753
May 2012
175/300 GODZILLA #1 11,994


Nice to see HCW kicking ass on the sales chart! 8)
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Postby atomicgator » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Batagor wrote:Top 300 Comic Books Sales are up at ICv2 for August 2012:

192/300 GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #1 11,010
214/300 GODZILLA #4 8,767

July 2012
177/300 GODZILLA #3 9,281
June 2012
176/300 GODZILLA #2 9,753
May 2012
175/300 GODZILLA #1 11,994


Nice to see HCW kicking ass on the sales chart! 8)


That really bums me out. I dont want IDW thinking that Godzilla doesnt sell well. I love my Godzilla comics :(
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Postby MechGamera » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:24 am

This seems to be following a similar pattern to the first 12 issues of KOM. Loosing 500+ reader per issue, though sadly starting from a far lower point. The mini's on the other hand Seem to start strong and remain on a more solid footing. That is a strong start for GHCW and I finially have one on the way through ebay. YIPPEE! (Sorry about that).

Sorry to say it once again but I really have always felt that IDW have excelled with the mini Series so far and dropped the ball on the ongoing. Maybe Godzilla is better suited to the mini, with it's fixed begining, middle and end than the sprawling ongoing with its distended plot threads.
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Postby atomicgator » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:51 am

MechGamera wrote:Sorry to say it once again but I really have always felt that IDW have excelled with the mini Series so far and dropped the ball on the ongoing. Maybe Godzilla is better suited to the mini, with it's fixed begining, middle and end than the sprawling ongoing with its distended plot threads.


Im sorry but no no NO. I enjoy having both on going and mini series and I prefer to keep both. I enjoy getting buying all these comics and reading them. To get rid of the on going series is just plain silly. I like being able to go every month and pick up multiple Godzilla comics.
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Postby fbwash » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:58 am

I'm a TPB guys and waiting patiently for Half Century to drop :P
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Postby MechGamera » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:23 am

atomicgator wrote:
MechGamera wrote:Sorry to say it once again but I really have always felt that IDW have excelled with the mini Series so far and dropped the ball on the ongoing. Maybe Godzilla is better suited to the mini, with it's fixed begining, middle and end than the sprawling ongoing with its distended plot threads.


Im sorry but no no NO. I enjoy having both on going and mini series and I prefer to keep both. I enjoy getting buying all these comics and reading them. To get rid of the on going series is just plain silly. I like being able to go every month and pick up multiple Godzilla comics.


Ultimately it all comes down to personnal preference and I can quite understand why many may take the opposite stance to my own opinion For me the quality speaks for its self. But again that's just my opinion
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