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Old 07-29-2017, 04:03 PM   #681
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June Sales:

TMNT #70: 12,748
TMNT #71: 12,567
TMNT Universe 11: 9,882

http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomi...7/2017-06.html

Sales are on the decline but TMNT is still IDW's best selling franchise of everything else they have. TMNT outsold everything else IDW put out that month.

Don't know why sales are dipping so fast though, especially for Universe. Maybe they need to re-tool Universe going into next year since its dropped below 10,000 sales already.
I'm somewhat of a casual fan when it comes to TMNTU. Last one I picked up was #11 and it's still waiting to be read.

Off the top of my head I think I have picked up issues 1,2,5,6,7,8,11. What has stopped me from preordering is a combination of multi issue arcs such as #12 being 1 of 4. And the art style. That's what really turned me off from 9&10 was the look combined with the multiple issues. The most memorable to me for art/story has been 5,6,7,8.

Aren't 12-15 basically a Karai mini-series? I like the one and done issues. Keep the multi-parters for the ongoing and the various mini series releases and do something with the art and I'm tempted to be a preorder TMNTU ever issue guy.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:16 PM   #682
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We don't get digital sales numbers - they're kept close to the vest for some reason - but it's been suggested from time to time by vague statements from different companies that they're generally not enough to boost flagging or low sales, so I don't think about them much in regards to this sort of thing.
its actually a good chunk. If you go back through this thread I found a source showing the percentage of comic book sale that are digital. From there you just do simple algebra to find out the probable total sales of books for TMNT.

When I did it last time which i posted in this thread as well I think it was roughly 17 or 18k in sales
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:47 PM   #683
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It's hard to skip Universe when all the issues contribute to the main story. The only "filler" issue was the Wyrm one, everything else is basically the same thing as the main series.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:26 PM   #684
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That Wyrm story was pretty awesome though!
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:32 PM   #685
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Yeah, the only Universe story I didn't care so much was the recent one with Dreadmon. It was just ok, but it was obviously just there as set-up for a future Null arc that hasn't happened yet.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:08 PM   #686
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Usagi Yojimbo 14,181
Ongoing #72 12,674
Universe #12 9,716
Ama Adv Robotanimals #2 5,116
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:41 PM   #687
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Glad the Usagi special sold well, I'm hoping Stan Sakai draws more Turtle stories in the future.

Universe might need a revamp in the coming year if its going to still go on. And...the Nick comic's second to last issue is barely above 5,000. Even if sales remained good, it probably would have ended at this point anyway since the cartoon itself is ending.
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Old 08-17-2017, 06:09 PM   #688
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Glad the Usagi special sold well, I'm hoping Stan Sakai draws more Turtle stories in the future.
I second that.

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Universe might need a revamp in the coming year if its going to still go on.
I'm curious if Universe will make it to say issue #30? Also wonder if/when Universe with see a leveling of sales, I mean it's consistently dropped. A steady average with the occasional up would be good but the dropping every issue is concerning.

And...so #72 looks to have added around 107 more than #71. I am a little surprised that an issue advertised as a part 2 of 2 added numbers. But that's good.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:36 PM   #689
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Yeah, Universe has only been going on for 1 year so far (12 issues in means 12 months out of the year), and it's sales declined fast. Hopefully it goes on at least a full second year though, if only because it fills in some nice plot threads and gives screentime to characters not in the main ongoing.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:17 PM   #690
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I would be interested in knowing if each individual comic has to pull it's own weight to keep from being cancelled. Or if a mildly successful book could piggyback on a more successful book. As long as a certain overall profit margin is happening within the franchise. I wonder how low sales would need to be before losing money? I think IDW has the imaginary line drawn but keeps it private, understandably. But if Robotanimals is any guideline than it seems 5,000 in sales is still acceptable. Who wouldn't love to sell five thousand of a book. It's 5000 more sales in a month you wouldn't normally have.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:06 PM   #691
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I agree. As long as the main sells well just keep going with it.

You're not telling me they don't make a tidy sum on selling 9000 units!
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:18 PM   #692
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Also consider that Universe is $5 instead of $4. If you look at the dollar ranking instead of the units sold, it's barely behind the ongoing.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:07 PM   #693
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Also consider that Universe is $5 instead of $4. If you look at the dollar ranking instead of the units sold, it's barely behind the ongoing.
This post also had me remember the tpb and hc side of the industry. Lots of the original work is already completed. That most likely bumps profit margins and helps with the single issues continuing.
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Old 08-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #694
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Plus digital sales don't get reported. No printing costs for those.
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Plus digital sales don't get reported. No printing costs for those.
Oh yeah I forgot about those too. Is digital the same purchase price?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:55 PM   #696
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Oh yeah I forgot about those too. Is digital the same purchase price?
When it is initially released yes. But you can usually get killer deals down the line if your patient. LCS usually don't have deals even on back issues, but Comixology has deals regularly on comics.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:13 AM   #697
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TMNT #73 13,449

TMNT DimensionX #1 11,247

TMNT DimensionX #2 10,109

TMNT DimensionX #4 9,904

TMNT DimensionX #3 9,889

TMNT DimensionX #5 9,618

TMNTU #13 9,139

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Dimension X sold pretty consistently. Not much of a huge drop from the 5 issues.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:24 PM   #699
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I find tmnt universe to be a really hard sell. A lot of the side-characters aren't compelling enough to warrant these multi-part stories, in my opinion.
I'd go for more one-and-done's, issues featuring the turtles, or issues using fan favorite(Mirage) creators.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:37 PM   #700
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I like how universe fills in plot threads that we don't have time for in the ongoing and shows us characters we haven't seen in a while like they're doing with Karai right now, who hasn't appeared since issue 50 in the main series.

But I can see how casuals might think otherwise, hence the lower sales. Oh well.
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