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Valiant sales for January 2015

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Every month we take a look at Valiant’s sales numbers. Here’s a breakdown for January 2015.

  1. Ivar: Timewalker #1, 15784 units
  2. The Valiant #2, 11623 units
  3. Rai #6, 8301 units
  4. X-O Manowar #32, 7042 units
  5. Quantum and Woody Must Die #1, 5771 units
  6. Unity #14, 5722 units
  7. Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #4, 4606 units
  8. Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3 4489 units
  9. The Death Defying Dr. Mirage #5, 3915 units

Overall, the numbers are pretty much in line with what we saw in December with most of the titles selling about as well as they did the previous month. There was quite a drop in sales for The Valiant but that is to be expected as #1 issues generally well much better than following installments. As should be expected, Ivar, Timewalker #1 sold quite well at nearly 16k units making it the top book of the month.

While the numbers may still look low to many readers, take into considering that Valiant’s market share rose to 0.94% in January, up from 0.91% in December and 0.73% in November 2014. This is very important considering Valiant only published 9 titles per month, a number that pales in comparison to the big three (DC, Marvel, and Image) and is small even when compared to the rest of the top 10. That list looks as follows:

  1. Marvel Comics, 45.64%
  2. DC Comics, 27.06%
  3. Image Comics, 8.91%
  4. IDW Publishing, 4.52%
  5. Dark Horse Comics, 3.03%
  6. BOOM! Studios, 2.28%
  7. Dynamite Entertainment, 2.22%
  8. Valiant Entertainment, 0.93%
  9. Avatar Press, 0.81%
  10. Titant, 0.71%
  11. Other non-Top 10, 3.89%

What should be really interesting is how sales end up after April when all the Valiant Next titles are released and we have a strong lineup of at least 7 ongoing titles.

Originally from ValiantCentral.com

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  • I really hope Valiant doesn’t reboot X-O in hopes of propping up the numbers (which to me are crazy low given the quality).

  • I would say the numbers all around are low considering the quality. Still, there is growth and in terms of volume, Valiant is doing very well.

  • Some people may say this is ridiculous, but The Valiant is a 50K book… easy. I would put it above any book in the top ten. Uncanny Avengers #1? Walking Dead? get out of here…

  • Good info. Shouldn’t these be flipped?

    Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel #3 4489 units
    Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #4, 4606 units

  • And I agree with Brook, more people should be reading The Valiant. It is fantastic in every way.

  • Most books should be selling much better than they are. X-O at 7-8k every month? That should be a 50K+ book as well.

  • Brett Simon

    The thing these numbers don’t show is sales in the backlog. I know a decent number of people who were late to the Valiant party, but are picking up all the trades or digital issues as they catch up. Those are sales that happen, but we don’t see them reported as they’re for older issues. Also, it’s worth noting that both Bloodshot Vol 1 and and Quantum & Woody Vol 1 both sold about 1500 copies in print last month according to Comichron!

  • the print numbers are pretty good i think for the total number picking up the single issues.

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