THE WALKING DEAD – complete print run history

THE WALKING DEAD – COMICS RARITY

THE WALKING DEAD (IMAGE 2003) – COMIC BOOK SERIES – SALES MARKET REPORT

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Robert Kirkman published his comic first in October 2003 at Image Comics with issue #1.  Sales were fairly low as it was a brand new unproven title.

Comic stores throughout  North America ordered 7,200 copies of #1.   Interest was immediate as orders in #2 barely fell.   In fact only issues #2 and #3 had less orders than #1.

Issue #4 was the first issue of 2004 and had heavy orders in its second month making it a better seller than #1.

Demand from collectors is always highest for a #1 issue but with the popularity growing issue sales very slow continually increased month to month.

Issue #7 was the first issue to sell over 10,000 copies.  Keep in mind this is still very low in comparison to a guaranteed seller such as Batman which was selling an average of 65,000 a month.

Issue #12 sold twice as many copies as #1.  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 150 best selling comics of the month in North America.

Issue #14 was the first issue to sell over 15,000 copies.

After issue #24 hit stands Image released a one-shot special called The Walking Dead Script Book.

Issue #28 was the first issue to sell over 20,000 copies.

So three years into the series each issue is basically increasing readership as the series continually stopped growing.   This would never happen with a superhero title from any publisher.

Issue #36 was the first issue ever to crack The top 100 best selling comics of the month in North America.

During the release of #49 a one-shot called The Walking Dead Special Edition was released May 2008 and had orders of over 9,000 which was only 30% of the regular issue at that time.

The anniversary issue #50 (July 2008) had much larger orders/sales than any other regular issue and is the most common of the first 74 issues.

August 2009 it is announced in the news that the comic will be picked up as a TV series.

Issue #75 (August 2010) was another higher than usual ordered anniversary issue and the first issue to ever sell 30,000 copies.  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 75 best selling comics of the month in North America.  Sales were now more than 400% that of #1.

The show debuted on TV in October 2010 while issue #78 was on the stands.   Sales had been steadily increasing but there was no huge jump in orders in the months leading up to the TV show debut.

Issue #80 (January 2011) was the first issue to crack the Top 50 best selling comics of the month in North America.

At the same time as issue #80 Image re-released #1-52 in a weekly reprint series called The Walking Dead Weekly.  Issue #1 January 2011) had the highest sales of all issues at 8,800 which interestingly enough was better sales than the original #1.    During 2011 you could buy all 52 issues.  Sales dropped low enough by the end issues #40-52 had sales of less than 3,000 each making these the rarest of all Walking Dead related comics however keep in mind they are still reprint issues.

Issue #83 (April 2011) is the first issue to sell over 35,000 copies and hit stands while Season 1 was airing on TV.

At the same time as #83 a new 4 issue monthly series debuted called The Walking Dead Survivors Guide.  All 4 issues sold over 10,000 copies each but this was only 1/3 of the orders of the regular issues released at the same time.

Issue #97 (May 2012) was a landmark issue and not only the first issue to top 40,000 orders but in fact topped 60,000 !!  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 30 best selling comics of the month.

Issues #97-99 were a leadup to the grand landmark issue #100.00

Issue #100 (July 2012) shipped with various variant covers and had a total order of 379,000 copies making it the largest selling single comic of this decade as well as the #2 highest ordered comic of the 21st Century and the #1 comic of the century for Image Comics.   A special chromium cover priced at $9.99 each had 31,000 copies out of the large total order.    This was the peak of Walking Dead fever sold before Season 3 of the TV show debuted.

Issue #103 (October 2012) is the 2nd best selling Walking Dead comic ever and the only other issue to rank in the top 10 best selling comics of the month in North America.  That same month a one-shot special was released titled Walking Dead Michonne Special.  It had orders of almost 50,000 copies making it a better seller than any original issues #1-96.

Since issue #100 issue every new issue has sold over 50,000 copies each and usually ranks around the 30th best selling comic of the month.

Comic sales have actually been overshadowed by the tremendous success of the series reprinted in Graphic Novel format.

All issues are kept in print and the first graphic novel reprinting the earliest issues as now sold over 200,000 copies and is carried not only in comic stores but also in book stores everywhere.

YEAR RANKING GRAPHIC NOVEL TITLE PRICE PUBLISHER SALES FOR YEAR YEAR COMBINED ESTIMATED TOTAL SALES OF ALL YEARS
9 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.95 Image 2004
10 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.95 Image 2005
9 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2006
12 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2007
17 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2008
5 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 19700 2009
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 43900 2010
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 34700 2011
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 74700 2012 200000
71 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.95 Image 2004
17 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.95 Image 2005
23 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 2007
30 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 2008
16 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 12500 2009
8 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 26700 2010
5 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 20200 2011
2 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 46200 2012 120000
15 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us New Ptg $12.99 Image 2006
11 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.95 Image 2005
17 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.95 Image 2006
77 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.99 Image 2007
68 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.99 Image 2008
23 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 10900 2009
11 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 21000 2010
8 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 14300 2011
5 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 34500 2012 90000
43 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2005
13 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2006
34 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2007
69 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2008
15 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 18400 2010
13 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 11700 2011
7 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 26800 2012
80 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire (New Ptg) $14.99 Image 6800 2009 80000
12 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2006
22 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2007
76 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2008
50 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 8200 2009
22 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 13600 2010
15 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 11400 2011
13 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 23100 2012 65000
6 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 2007
70 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 2008
59 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 7800 2009
24 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 12500 2010
22 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 10000 2011
16 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 19900 2012 55000
10 Walking Dead Vol. 7 Calm Before $12.99 Image 2007
29 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $12.99 Image 2008
54 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $12.99 Image 8000 2009
27 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 11600 2010
31 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 9200 2011
18 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 18200 2012 55000
5 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 2008
38 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 9000 2009
26 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 11700 2010
37 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 8700 2011
23 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 17000 2012 55000
3 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 28800 2009
20 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 14200 2010
17 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 10700 2011
17 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 18800 2012 68000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 22500 2009
18 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 15200 2010
24 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 9900 2011
20 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 17300 2012 64000
3 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 35800 2010
25 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 9800 2011
25 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 16100 2012 62000
7 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 30500 2010
21 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 10500 2011
27 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 15400 2012 56000
9 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 23300 2010
9 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 14100 2011
28 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 15100 2012 52000
2 Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 32900 2011
22 Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 17100 2012 50000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 15 $14.99 Image 21800 2011
9 Walking Dead Vol. 15 We Find Ourselves $14.99 Image 26200 2012 48000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 16 A Larger World $14.99 Image 42700 2012 42700
6 Walking Dead Vol. 17 Something To Fear $14.99 Image 29700 2012 29700
179 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 4800 2009
60 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 7300 2010
68 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 6200 2011
19 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 17600 2012 35000
33 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 2 $59.99 Image 13100 2012 13100
358 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $29.99 Image 3300 2009
59 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 7300 2010
72 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 6000 2011
43 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 9400 2012 26000
161 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $29.99 Image 4700 2010
197 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $34.99 Image 3600 2011
104 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $34.99 Image 5900 2012 14000
205 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 3900 2010
342 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 2700 2011
164 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 4400 2012 11000
287 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 3300 2010
499 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 2300 2011
228 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 3700 2012 9300
68 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 7100 2010
425 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 2500 2011
235 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 3600 2012 14200
108 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 5600 2010
445 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 2400 2011
314 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 3100 2012 11100
79 Walking Dead HC Vol. 7 $34.99 Image 5700 2011
216 Walking Dead HC Vol. 7 $34.99 Image 3800 2012 9500
73 Walking Dead HC Vol. 8 $34.99 Image 7100 2012 7100
153 Walking Dead Survivors Guide $12.99 Image 4000 2011
232 Walking Dead Survivors Guide $12.99 Image 3700 2012 7700

The following charts show the comic series sorted by a few different methods to show sales numbers, publishing dates, issue #’s and diamond overall sales of the month rankings

TITLE / ISSUE / PRICE / PUBLISHER / SALES # / DATE = YEAR & MONTH / RANKING OF OVERALL SALES FOR THAT MONTH IN NORTH AMERICA

SORTED BY TITLE AND ISSUE #

Walking Dead 1 $2.95 Image 7266 2003 10 233
Walking Dead 2 $2.95 Image 6067 2003 11 206 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 3 $2.95 Image 6992 2003 12 196
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 1320 2004 2 254 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 7019 2004 1 154
Walking Dead 5 $2.95 Image 8829 2004 3 185
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 2144 2004 5 250 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 7727 2004 4 179
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 1707 2004 6 283 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 10490 2004 5 157
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 1410 2004 8 284 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 11689 2004 6 157
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 2219 2004 8 257 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 11286 2004 7 160
Walking Dead 10 $2.95 Image 13719 2004 9 159
Walking Dead 11 $2.95 Image 13555 2004 9 160
Walking Dead 12 $2.95 Image 14539 2004 11 139
Walking Dead 13 $2.95 Image 14590 2004 11 137
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 772 2005 1 289 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 14714 2004 12 144
Walking Dead 15 $2.95 Image 15461 2005 2 125
Walking Dead 16 $2.95 Image 15683 2005 3 128
Walking Dead 17 $2.95 Image 15614 2005 4 117
Walking Dead 18 $2.95 Image 15540 2005 4 118
Walking Dead 19 $2.95 Image 17222 2005 6 139
Walking Dead 20 $2.99 Image 16917 2005 7 117
Walking Dead 21 $2.99 Image 17667 2005 8 123
Walking Dead 22 $2.99 Image 17623 2005 10 105
Walking Dead 23 $2.99 Image 18482 2005 11 120
Walking Dead 24 $2.99 Image 18545 2005 11 119
Walking Dead 25 $2.99 Image 19331 2006 1 102
Walking Dead 26 $2.99 Image 19382 2006 3 127
Walking Dead 27 $2.99 Image 18866 2006 3 131
Walking Dead 28 $2.99 Image 20119 2006 6 102
Walking Dead 29 $2.99 Image 20383 2006 7 105
Walking Dead 30 $2.99 Image 20501 2006 8 103
Walking Dead 31 $2.99 Image 21366 2006 9 103
Walking Dead 32 $2.99 Image 21189 2006 11 133
Walking Dead 33 $2.99 Image 21234 2006 12 116
Walking Dead 34 $2.99 Image 21183 2007 1 107
Walking Dead 35 $2.99 Image 21387 2007 2 101
Walking Dead 36 $2.99 Image 21290 2007 3 97
Walking Dead 37 $2.99 Image 21715 2007 4 94
Walking Dead 38 $2.99 Image 22180 2007 6 93
Walking Dead 39 $2.99 Image 22479 2007 7 103
Walking Dead 40 $2.99 Image 22987 2007 8 109
Walking Dead 41 $2.99 Image 22679 2007 8 110
Walking Dead 42 $2.99 Image 23100 2007 9 102
Walking Dead 43 $2.99 Image 22713 2007 10 114
Walking Dead 44 $2.99 Image 22561 2007 11 106
Walking Dead 45 $2.99 Image 22660 2007 12 107
Walking Dead 46 $2.99 Image 22856 2008 2 93
Walking Dead 47 $2.99 Image 22605 2008 3 88
Walking Dead 48 $2.99 Image 22461 2008 4 97
Walking Dead 49 $2.99 Image 23095 2008 5 101
Walking Dead 50 $2.99 Image 27685 2008 7 94
Walking Dead 51 $2.99 Image 23109 2008 8 102
Walking Dead 52 $2.99 Image 23620 2008 9 103
Walking Dead 53 $2.99 Image 24091 2008 10 116
Walking Dead 54 $2.99 Image 24089 2008 11 82
Walking Dead 55 $2.99 Image 23881 2008 11 86
Walking Dead 56 $2.99 Image 23579 2008 12 114
Walking Dead 57 $2.99 Image 23395 2009 1 78
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 2 82
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 3 82
Walking Dead 60 $2.99 Image 23583 2009 4 101
Walking Dead 61 $2.99 Image 23902 2009 5 84
Walking Dead 62 $2.99 Image 23901 2009 6 91
Walking Dead 63 $2.99 Image 23985 2009 7 85
Walking Dead 64 $2.99 Image 24367 2009 8 87
Walking Dead 65 $2.99 Image 24871 2009 9 101
Walking Dead 66 $2.99 Image 24929 2009 10 82
Walking Dead 67 $2.99 Image 24655 2009 11 84
Walking Dead 68 $2.99 Image 24230 2009 12 88
Walking Dead 69 $2.99 Image 23695 2010 1 84
Walking Dead 70 $2.99 Image 23999 2010 2 77
Walking Dead 71 $2.99 Image 24567 2010 4 81
Walking Dead 72 $2.99 Image 25182 2010 5 84
Walking Dead 73 $2.99 Image 25645 2010 6 79
Walking Dead 74 $2.99 Image 25468 2010 7 80
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 4412 2010 8 256 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 28667 2010 7 68
Walking Dead 76 $2.99 Image 26553 2010 8 72
Walking Dead 77 $2.99 Image 27448 2010 9 69
Walking Dead 78 $2.99 Image 27947 2010 10 71
Walking Dead 79 $2.99 Image 28971 2010 11 60
Walking Dead 80 $2.99 Image 29526 2011 1 48
Walking Dead 81 $2.99 Image 30750 2011 2 45
Walking Dead 82 $2.99 Image 31174 2011 3 51
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 6252 2011 4 212 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 33686 2011 3 42
Walking Dead 84 $2.99 Image 31930 2011 4 48
Walking Dead 85 $2.99 Image 37552 2011 5 40
Walking Dead 86 $2.99 Image 32187 2011 6 52
Walking Dead 87 $2.99 Image 32126 2011 7 51
Walking Dead 88 $2.99 Image 31839 2011 8 51
Walking Dead 89 $2.99 Image 31351 2011 10 79
Walking Dead 90 $2.99 Image 31778 2011 10 78
Walking Dead 91 $2.99 Image 31813 2011 11 68
Walking Dead 92 $2.99 Image 31496 2011 12 58
Walking Dead 93 $2.99 Image 31596 2012 1 59
Walking Dead 94 $2.99 Image 32361 2012 2 63
Walking Dead 95 $2.99 Image 33916 2012 3 54
Walking Dead 96 $2.99 Image 36931 2012 4 47
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 6442 2012 8 265 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 53733 2012 5 28
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 4099 2012 6 274 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 6626 2012 8 258 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 49974 2012 5 31
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8 264 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6 30
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8 117
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 1
Walking Dead 100 $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7 70 CHROMIUM
Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8 31
Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9 24
Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10 9
Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11 35
Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12 28
Walking Dead Michonne Special $2.99 Image 49930 2012 10 39
Walking Dead Script Book 1 $3.99 Image 5191 2005 12 212
Walking Dead Special Edition 1 $3.99 Image 9409 2008 5 176
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 1 $2.99 Image 16158 2011 4 110
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 2 $2.99 Image 13419 2011 5 121
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 3 $2.99 Image 11479 2011 6 170
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 4 $2.99 Image 10304 2011 7 171
Walking Dead Weekly 1 $2.99 Image 8858 2011 1 141
Walking Dead Weekly 2 $2.99 Image 8306 2011 1 152
Walking Dead Weekly 3 $2.99 Image 7798 2011 1 159
Walking Dead Weekly 4 $2.99 Image 7704 2011 1 161
Walking Dead Weekly 5 $2.99 Image 7105 2011 2 208
Walking Dead Weekly 6 $2.99 Image 6728 2011 2 218
Walking Dead Weekly 7 $2.99 Image 6516 2011 2 224
Walking Dead Weekly 8 $2.99 Image 6393 2011 2 228
Walking Dead Weekly 9 $2.99 Image 5773 2011 3 273
Walking Dead Weekly 10 $2.99 Image 5614 2011 3 274
Walking Dead Weekly 11 $2.99 Image 5325 2011 3 281
Walking Dead Weekly 12 $2.99 Image 5359 2011 3 278
Walking Dead Weekly 13 $2.99 Image 5261 2011 3 283
Walking Dead Weekly 14 $2.99 Image 5003 2011 4 238
Walking Dead Weekly 15 $2.99 Image 4922 2011 4 241
Walking Dead Weekly 16 $2.99 Image 4956 2011 4 239
Walking Dead Weekly 17 $2.99 Image 4884 2011 4 243
Walking Dead Weekly 18 $2.99 Image 4708 2011 5 246
Walking Dead Weekly 19 $2.99 Image 4619 2011 5 248
Walking Dead Weekly 20 $2.99 Image 4547 2011 5 249
Walking Dead Weekly 21 $2.99 Image 4507 2011 5 251
Walking Dead Weekly 27 $2.99 Image 3957 2011 7 286
Walking Dead Weekly 28 $2.99 Image 3892 2011 7 287
Walking Dead Weekly 29 $2.99 Image 3883 2011 7 288
Walking Dead Weekly 30 $2.99 Image 3806 2011 7 291
Walking Dead Weekly 36 $2.99 Image 3382 2011 9 298
Walking Dead Weekly 37 $2.99 Image 3426 2011 9 294
Walking Dead Weekly 38 $2.99 Image 3397 2011 9 297
Walking Dead Weekly 39 $2.99 Image 3359 2011 9 299

 

SORTED BY RAREST ISSUE – LOWEST SALES

(note that low figures are secondary month re-orders and need to be added to the other listing the previous month for total orders)

Walking Dead Weekly #39 is the lowest issue on the chart.  However issues #40-52 were so low they didnt even make the monthly chart as there sales were even lower.

Walking Dead Script Book and Walking Dead #2 are the lowest selling regular original issues.

Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 772 2005 1 289 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 1320 2004 2 254 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 1410 2004 8 284 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 1707 2004 6 283 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 2144 2004 5 250 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 2219 2004 8 257 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 39 $2.99 Image 3359 2011 9 299
Walking Dead Weekly 36 $2.99 Image 3382 2011 9 298
Walking Dead Weekly 38 $2.99 Image 3397 2011 9 297
Walking Dead Weekly 37 $2.99 Image 3426 2011 9 294
Walking Dead Weekly 30 $2.99 Image 3806 2011 7 291
Walking Dead Weekly 29 $2.99 Image 3883 2011 7 288
Walking Dead Weekly 28 $2.99 Image 3892 2011 7 287
Walking Dead Weekly 27 $2.99 Image 3957 2011 7 286
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 4099 2012 6 274 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 4412 2010 8 256 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 21 $2.99 Image 4507 2011 5 251
Walking Dead Weekly 20 $2.99 Image 4547 2011 5 249
Walking Dead Weekly 19 $2.99 Image 4619 2011 5 248
Walking Dead Weekly 18 $2.99 Image 4708 2011 5 246
Walking Dead Weekly 17 $2.99 Image 4884 2011 4 243
Walking Dead Weekly 15 $2.99 Image 4922 2011 4 241
Walking Dead Weekly 16 $2.99 Image 4956 2011 4 239
Walking Dead Weekly 14 $2.99 Image 5003 2011 4 238
Walking Dead Script Book 1 $3.99 Image 5191 2005 12 212
Walking Dead Weekly 13 $2.99 Image 5261 2011 3 283
Walking Dead Weekly 11 $2.99 Image 5325 2011 3 281
Walking Dead Weekly 12 $2.99 Image 5359 2011 3 278
Walking Dead Weekly 10 $2.99 Image 5614 2011 3 274
Walking Dead Weekly 9 $2.99 Image 5773 2011 3 273
Walking Dead 2 $2.95 Image 6067 2003 11 206 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 6252 2011 4 212 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 8 $2.99 Image 6393 2011 2 228
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 6442 2012 8 265 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8 264 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 7 $2.99 Image 6516 2011 2 224
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 6626 2012 8 258 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 6 $2.99 Image 6728 2011 2 218
Walking Dead 3 $2.95 Image 6992 2003 12 196
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 7019 2004 1 154
Walking Dead Weekly 5 $2.99 Image 7105 2011 2 208
Walking Dead 1 $2.95 Image 7266 2003 10 233
Walking Dead Weekly 4 $2.99 Image 7704 2011 1 161
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 7727 2004 4 179
Walking Dead Weekly 3 $2.99 Image 7798 2011 1 159
Walking Dead Weekly 2 $2.99 Image 8306 2011 1 152
Walking Dead 5 $2.95 Image 8829 2004 3 185
Walking Dead Weekly 1 $2.99 Image 8858 2011 1 141
Walking Dead Special Edition 1 $3.99 Image 9409 2008 5 176
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 4 $2.99 Image 10304 2011 7 171
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 10490 2004 5 157
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 11286 2004 7 160
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 3 $2.99 Image 11479 2011 6 170
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 11689 2004 6 157
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 2 $2.99 Image 13419 2011 5 121
Walking Dead 11 $2.95 Image 13555 2004 9 160
Walking Dead 10 $2.95 Image 13719 2004 9 159
Walking Dead 12 $2.95 Image 14539 2004 11 139
Walking Dead 13 $2.95 Image 14590 2004 11 137
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 14714 2004 12 144
Walking Dead 15 $2.95 Image 15461 2005 2 125
Walking Dead 18 $2.95 Image 15540 2005 4 118
Walking Dead 17 $2.95 Image 15614 2005 4 117
Walking Dead 16 $2.95 Image 15683 2005 3 128
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 1 $2.99 Image 16158 2011 4 110
Walking Dead 20 $2.99 Image 16917 2005 7 117
Walking Dead 19 $2.95 Image 17222 2005 6 139
Walking Dead 22 $2.99 Image 17623 2005 10 105
Walking Dead 21 $2.99 Image 17667 2005 8 123
Walking Dead 23 $2.99 Image 18482 2005 11 120
Walking Dead 24 $2.99 Image 18545 2005 11 119
Walking Dead 27 $2.99 Image 18866 2006 3 131
Walking Dead 25 $2.99 Image 19331 2006 1 102
Walking Dead 26 $2.99 Image 19382 2006 3 127
Walking Dead 28 $2.99 Image 20119 2006 6 102
Walking Dead 29 $2.99 Image 20383 2006 7 105
Walking Dead 30 $2.99 Image 20501 2006 8 103
Walking Dead 34 $2.99 Image 21183 2007 1 107
Walking Dead 32 $2.99 Image 21189 2006 11 133
Walking Dead 33 $2.99 Image 21234 2006 12 116
Walking Dead 36 $2.99 Image 21290 2007 3 97
Walking Dead 31 $2.99 Image 21366 2006 9 103
Walking Dead 35 $2.99 Image 21387 2007 2 101
Walking Dead 37 $2.99 Image 21715 2007 4 94
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8 117
Walking Dead 38 $2.99 Image 22180 2007 6 93
Walking Dead 48 $2.99 Image 22461 2008 4 97
Walking Dead 39 $2.99 Image 22479 2007 7 103
Walking Dead 44 $2.99 Image 22561 2007 11 106
Walking Dead 47 $2.99 Image 22605 2008 3 88
Walking Dead 45 $2.99 Image 22660 2007 12 107
Walking Dead 41 $2.99 Image 22679 2007 8 110
Walking Dead 43 $2.99 Image 22713 2007 10 114
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 2 82
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 3 82
Walking Dead 46 $2.99 Image 22856 2008 2 93
Walking Dead 40 $2.99 Image 22987 2007 8 109
Walking Dead 49 $2.99 Image 23095 2008 5 101
Walking Dead 42 $2.99 Image 23100 2007 9 102
Walking Dead 51 $2.99 Image 23109 2008 8 102
Walking Dead 57 $2.99 Image 23395 2009 1 78
Walking Dead 56 $2.99 Image 23579 2008 12 114
Walking Dead 60 $2.99 Image 23583 2009 4 101
Walking Dead 52 $2.99 Image 23620 2008 9 103
Walking Dead 69 $2.99 Image 23695 2010 1 84
Walking Dead 55 $2.99 Image 23881 2008 11 86
Walking Dead 62 $2.99 Image 23901 2009 6 91
Walking Dead 61 $2.99 Image 23902 2009 5 84
Walking Dead 63 $2.99 Image 23985 2009 7 85
Walking Dead 70 $2.99 Image 23999 2010 2 77
Walking Dead 54 $2.99 Image 24089 2008 11 82
Walking Dead 53 $2.99 Image 24091 2008 10 116
Walking Dead 68 $2.99 Image 24230 2009 12 88
Walking Dead 64 $2.99 Image 24367 2009 8 87
Walking Dead 71 $2.99 Image 24567 2010 4 81
Walking Dead 67 $2.99 Image 24655 2009 11 84
Walking Dead 65 $2.99 Image 24871 2009 9 101
Walking Dead 66 $2.99 Image 24929 2009 10 82
Walking Dead 72 $2.99 Image 25182 2010 5 84
Walking Dead 74 $2.99 Image 25468 2010 7 80
Walking Dead 73 $2.99 Image 25645 2010 6 79
Walking Dead 76 $2.99 Image 26553 2010 8 72
Walking Dead 77 $2.99 Image 27448 2010 9 69
Walking Dead 50 $2.99 Image 27685 2008 7 94
Walking Dead 78 $2.99 Image 27947 2010 10 71
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 28667 2010 7 68
Walking Dead 79 $2.99 Image 28971 2010 11 60
Walking Dead 80 $2.99 Image 29526 2011 1 48
Walking Dead 81 $2.99 Image 30750 2011 2 45
Walking Dead 100 $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7 70 CHROMIUM
Walking Dead 82 $2.99 Image 31174 2011 3 51
Walking Dead 89 $2.99 Image 31351 2011 10 79
Walking Dead 92 $2.99 Image 31496 2011 12 58
Walking Dead 93 $2.99 Image 31596 2012 1 59
Walking Dead 90 $2.99 Image 31778 2011 10 78
Walking Dead 91 $2.99 Image 31813 2011 11 68
Walking Dead 88 $2.99 Image 31839 2011 8 51
Walking Dead 84 $2.99 Image 31930 2011 4 48
Walking Dead 87 $2.99 Image 32126 2011 7 51
Walking Dead 86 $2.99 Image 32187 2011 6 52
Walking Dead 94 $2.99 Image 32361 2012 2 63
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 33686 2011 3 42
Walking Dead 95 $2.99 Image 33916 2012 3 54
Walking Dead 96 $2.99 Image 36931 2012 4 47
Walking Dead 85 $2.99 Image 37552 2011 5 40
Walking Dead Michonne Special $2.99 Image 49930 2012 10 39
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 49974 2012 5 31
Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8 31
Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9 24
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 53733 2012 5 28
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6 30
Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11 35
Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12 28
Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10 9
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 1

 

ROBERT KIRKMAN – THIEF OF THIEVES – IMAGE

Creator of The Walking Dead debuted a new series in February 2012.  Sales were respectable but safe.

Interest in the series continued to grow and sales jumped up drastically for issue #4.

All issues are fairly uncommon as orders have never hit 20,000 for any original 1st printing of any issue.

Issue 5 (1st print) is the best selling issue of the series and issue #3 is the rarest lowest selling issue of the series.

To put things into perspective issue #1 is rarer than Walking Dead #23.   Thief #3 is rarer than Walking Dead #10.

Back issue values of the first 5 issues continues to increase and Image continues to reprint sending out new printings with different colored variant covers.

Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2 112
Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3 126
Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4 135
Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5 137
Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6 116
Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7 111
Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8 139
Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9 134
Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10 144
Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11 136
Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12 132

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  the initial data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

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