Monday, July 9, 2018

June 2018 Sales Report

Black Panther #2, featuring more great Acuna art and not much else...


This represents as 71% drop in sales. For comparison sake, BP vol 6 #1-2 drop was 69% drop while the legacy renumbering was a 57% drop. 

A significant drop was expected due to the renumbering + variants, a better idea where this book is sitting at sales wise will take another month or two. 

Rise of the Black Panther #6, featuring the real T'challa...


This book was remarkably consistent for an announced mini-series. Let's take a look at the last three Black Panther spin offs....

The big things to note here are 1) Rise was announced as a mini, the other two books were ongoings that got cancelled. 2) Rise sales were consistent. There was no pre-hype followed by a crash.

Friday, July 6, 2018

May 2018 Sales Update

Just a quick graph update this time. Got behind and the June numbers should be dropping any day now. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Black Panther vs Jakarra (Black Panther vol 1, #10 and Rise of the Black Panther #5)

Story: Black Panther, vol 1, #10

Background: Jakarra, T'challa's half brother, made himself into vibranium monster and is rampaging throughout Wakanda. The Black Muskateers, members of T'challa's extended family, fight the monster in T'challa's absence. They have some success but Jakarra is heading to the vibranium mound to essentially detonate the world. Joshua created a anti-sonic toxin as a way to stop him and were on the way to do it when T'challa arrived to save the day. 

[Scan Tip: Click to enlarge the images and they are easier to read. You can scroll through them all that was as well. --- Shadow]


Story: Rise of the Black Panther #5

Background: The Hyena Clan lead by T'challa's recently revealed half-brother Jakarra, were responsible for aiding Doom to teleport into the Wakandan palace. T'challa was on his way to confront Jakarra when he bumped into Storm. After a brief skirmish with Hyena clan red-shirts, BP and Storm go straight to their base of operations. And Jakarra turns himself into a monster.

[Scan Tip: Click to enlarge the images and they are easier to read. You can scroll through them all that was as well. --- Shadow]

New Feat: T'challa Develops Strategy to Defeat Jakarra on the Fly

Source: Rise of the Black Panther #5

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Wakanda/Atlantis War Part 3: Namor Attacks

[This is Part 3 of a multiple post series going over the details of one of the most important moments in the Black Panther mythos: The Wakanda/Atlantis War.

In Part 3, Namor arrives in Wakanda with an army of Atlanteans and the power of the Phoenix.]

There isn't much to say here that the panels don't show: Namor arrives with Atlanteans and he is pissed. The bad thing about the Avengers being there is that it drew Namor there. The good thing about the Avengers being there is that it gave Wakanda a fighting chance.

Avengers vs X-Men #7
Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1

Avengers vs X-men #8

The Phoenix 5 (well four) came and took Namor, leaving Wakanda in ruin. This attack would start a chain of events that lasted over four years and changed the Black Panther mythos forever.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

March 2018 Sales Report

Black Panther #171 featuring the return of Shuri:


I imagine it will drift back down to the 21k range and then boost back up to something in the 50-80k range when it relaunches again. Timely relaunches and billion dollar movies have benefited this run big time. Instead of getting boosts from tying into events, it gets boosts from other sources.

Here is the updated look at T'challa completely publication history:

I'll be really curious to what the volume 7 opens at. It has an intriguing storyline and the "Fresh Start" tag.

Rise of the Black Panther #3, the best Black Panther book in years...


Only a mild decrease in sales, which shows it found an audience... which is the silver lining for overall shitty sales. Minis always struggle but I was really hoping for more with this book as it is legitimately good and hows T'challa at his best.

One interesting thing to look at is how it compares to the two other "Black Panther" spin offs since Coates took over the franchise.

One thing to note is that Rise was never going to be an ongoing... it was announced as a mini. WoW and The Crew were never announced as such and instead got straight up cancelled.

It is already selling better than The Crew and it seems to be leveling off faster than WoW. WoW had good initial sales and then nose dived the whole way because, well, it sucked. Rise "might" be able to level off and actually sell better by issue #4.