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August 17 2007

Comics Sales Report For July 2007. Buffy #5 clocks in at the 12 spot.

Cheers. I was wondering about this as the comic book came out a week earlier than fans previously thought. Looks like it very little difference in terms of sales.

I'd love to know what the Marvel and DC execs thought of Buffy's success.
Great news!
I wouldn't be surprised if DC and Marvel were quite pleased about it, given the number of new people it's (anecdotally) bringing into comic shops, where they will be exposed to other publishers' wares.
Especially Marvel, I expect--clever retailers who see much new traffic will be showing off AXM and Runaways near Buffy.

Runaways #27 here at the 63rd spot, by the way. As if the Punisher wasn't embarrassed enough in the last issue of Runaways, they're outselling him too! :-P
I liked issue five, but I really didn't care for a lot of the art. There were some more than iffy scenes. Story wise, I thought it was fantastic. Really great stuff.
Way to keep those sales figures flying high Whedonites!

BTW, I got a great Molly (Runaways) sketch by Adrian Alphona at Wizard World last week and I will post it to the library as soon as I get home from work.

And as long as we're talkin' Punisher, anyone loving Punisher War Journal as much as I am? Great story and amazing artwork!
I liked issue five, but I really didn't care for a lot of the art.

I agree--love Paul Lee usually, but he normally inks himself. Andy Owens made his art look closer to Jeanty's stylistically, but it didn't really work.

And as long as we're talkin' Punisher, anyone loving Punisher War Journal as much as I am? Great story and amazing artwork!

Sorry, man--Garth Ennis (his MAX series at least) has ruined me for all other Punisher writers.

Jealous as hell of your Molly sketch, though. :-)
(Alphona's next project still hasn't been announced, has it? This makes me sad. Perhaps he's still fighting with Mark Bagley over who gets to do New X-Men post X-crossover...)
I'm hoping the success of the Buffy season 8 comic books will boost the sales of the next Serenity mini-series. The figures for the first one were pretty darn good (around 40,000 mark from what I remember) but I'd like to think we could add another 20-30 thousand copies (at least).
With reprints the first Serenity series sold around 90,000. I think the latest news has Buffy #1 selling 150,000 with all the reprints. I think anything close to 100,000 for the next Serenity series would be considered a huge success. The only issue I see in reaching that is most fans bought all 3 covers of each issue, which may have given the first series inflated sales numbers. There won't be multiple covers of the next series. Holding steady at 50,000 initial orders will likely make everyone involved very happy.

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