Spider-Man Comics Sales Estimates For November 2016

In which a married Spider-Man with a kid soars in the last month of Autumn, while the return of the clones drags the main web-slinger and friends down.

It’s another month, thus its time once again for us to look at how the Spider-Man comics, and those comics related to him, did in the sales estimates via ICv2 and Comichron. Also, as according to Diamond Comics Distributors, Marvel once again led the pack in both unit and retail market share. No doubt the release of new and relaunched titles played a part, including first issues for Avengers, Venom, and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. In fact, that later series came in third for Marvel just behind Civil War #7 and Invincible Iron Man #1.

So what happened with The Clone Conspiracy, last month’s top Spider-Man comic? How are it’s tie-ins performing? And what about the comics not connected with this crossover? We’ll answer those questions as we look at these figures. Remember, the data are estimates based on dealer orders, not retail sales, and are limited to periodicals in the North American market, not digitial or international markets. Let’s begin.

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6 — 79.50 — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol. 2 #1 — 96,111

June 2015: 2 — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows vol. 1 #1 — 203,565
-52.78% between volumes

Commentary: You might look at these figures, and note how the sales estimates for this first issue of the new ongoing Renew Your Vows series are much lower than the first issue for the Renew Your Vows, Secret Wars miniseries. Or you may point out that this first issue has seven different variant covers, including a recolored version of John Romita Sr.’s cover for Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol. 1 #21. But when you compare this issue to the other comics during this same month, where it’s placed on the charts, and that, according to Diamond, it’s number three in dollar share, it’s still a definite win. A well-deserved one, since Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 was far and away the best Spider-Man comic of the month, if not for the year. We’ll just have to wait for the estimates for issue #2 in order see if this title has genuine legs.

Credit: Gerardo Sandoval (Marvel Comics)

8 — 74.56 — Venom Vol. 3 #1 — 90,138

November 2015: 29 — Venom: Space Knight #1 — 59,151
+52.38% between volumes

Commentary: Here’s another comic which had a great debut; then again, it is really so surprising that it did? It’s the first issue of a series promising a more back-to-basics, villainous take on Venom. It boasts gorgeous art by Gerardo Sandoval. And also being boosted by ten variant covers. Moreover, Venom #1 also outclassed the first issue of Venom: Space Knight (which had nine variant covers at the time), which suggests a greater interest in this new series than the previous one. Or rather a greater anticipated interest. Time will tell, of course, how well customers will take to this new ongoing. Especially when this Venom’s script is flipped, with the symbiote being the good guy and the host being a bad guy.

Credit: Alex Ross (Marvel Comics)

11 — 67.73 — Avengers Vol. 7 #1 — 81,885

November 2015: 6 — All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 — 128,570
-36.31% between volumes

Commentary: So here we are with another first issue of an Avengers comic, with a Spider-Man as part of the roster. What’s interesting to note is how, compared to All-New, All-Different Avengers #1, this latest volume of the Avengers had a much lower sales estimates and didn’t crack the top ten–even though it had just as many variants as ANAD Avengers #1 did. At least it can boast coming in fifth place in dollar share for the month. Even so, I suspect there’s a couple of reasons why retailers didn’t order as many copies of Avengers #1 compared to ANAD Avengers #1. It could be they’re not seeing as much enthusiasm towards this particular roster of Avengers. Or perhaps they’re seeing a lack of interest in Marvel NOW! 2.0 in general compared to the “All-New, All-Different” post Secret Wars relaunch.

Credit: Francisco Herrera and Fernanda Rizo (Marvel Comics) Credit: Alex Ross (Marvel Comics)

23 — 52.15 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #21 — 63,052 (-6.63%)
42 — 43.16 — Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol. 3 #1 — 52,184 (-17.23%)

December 2015: 13 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #4 — 82,066 (-12.6%)
December 2015: 17 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #5 — 79,122 (-4.0%)
January 2016: 11 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #6 — 76,517 (-3.29%)
February 2016: 9 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #7 — 75,357 (-15.16%)
February 2016: 11 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #8 — 71,599 (-4.98%)
March 2016: 5 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #9 — 88,164 (+23.13%)
April 2016: 10 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #10 — 73,643 (-16.47%)
April 2016: 12 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #11 — 67,446 (-8.41%)
May 2016: 10 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #12 — 74,963 (+11.14%)
June 2016: 39 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #13 — 65,519 (-12.59%)
June 2016: 38 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #14 — 65,646 (+0.19%)
July 2016: 25 – Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #15 – 87,994 (+34.04%)
August 2016: 4 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #16 — 185,342 (+47.12%)
August 2016: 32 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #17 — 74,869 (-59.60%)
September 2016: 24 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #18 — 71,159 (-4.95%)
October 2016: 24 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #19 — 73,215 (+2.88%)
October 2016: 29 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #20 — 67,530 (-7.76%)

November 2015: 14– Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #3 — 93,848 (-15.7%)
October 2015: 2 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1 — 245,873
-44.39% after one year
-78.77% since issue #1

Commentary: That an Amazing Spider-Man Annual performed lower than the Amazing Spider-Man ongoing is the norm, and has been for years. And I’m sure looking at the latest estimates, you might think that while the numbers for Amazing Spider-Man aren’t that “amazing,” they’re at least above 60K, placing it back into the top 25. But remember: this issue is a tie-in for Clone Conspiracy, Marvel’s big and heavily promoted Spider-Man crossover event since “Spider-Verse.” For this to only pull in 63K in estimates and barely make the top 25 isn’t exactly grounds for bragging rights. But comparing the state of Marvel’s flagship title with the miniseries it’s directly tied into? Well, as you can see below…

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28 — 48.73 — Clone Conspiracy #2 — 58,921 (-34.73%)

October 2016: 11 — Clone Conspiracy #1 — 90,285

Commentary: I mentioned last time how Dan Slott took to social media begging retailers to order more copies Clone Conspiracy than Amazing Spider-Man, explaining how the miniseries is the main Spider-Man title for this event for the next five months. Well, it looks as though retailers stopped listening to him after issue #1. Now Slott and the Spider-Man editors are facing the very situation they tried so hard to avoid: having the main title for their big Spider-Man event sell lower than its main tie-in. They can’t exactly blame bad marketing or miscommunication this time around since Slott specially told retailers in advance what was happening. Sure, issue #2 only had half the number of variants issue #1 did, but that alone doesn’t account for having an almost 35% drop between issues. Maybe it’s just that Spider-Man fans (*gasp!*) aren’t so nostalgic about the Clone Saga? Guess Marvel will have to depend upon the twists in Clone Conspiracy #3.

Credit: Scott Koblish and Guru eFX (Marvel Comics)

43 — 42.41 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #11 — 51,278 (-2.26%)

January 2016: 3 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 — 133,813
February 2016: 12 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #2 — 69,801 (-47.83%)
March 2016: 11 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #3 — 68,003 (-2.57%)
April 2016: 15 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #4 — 64,931 (-4.51)
May 2016: 15 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #5 — 63,821 (-1.7%)
June 2016: 40 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #6 — 64,630 (+1.26%)
July 2016: 43 – Spider-Man/Deadpool #7 – 62,060 (-3.97%)
August 2016: 38 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #8 — 69,519 (+12.01%)
September 2016: 28 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #9 — 65,502 (-5.77%)
October 2016: 46 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #10 — 52,468 (-19.89%)

Commentary: Not too big of a drop between issue #10 and #11. Remember, Spider-Man/Deadpool #11 was guest-written by Penn Jillete of Penn and Teller instead of Joe Kelly. It also wasn’t illustrated by Ed McGuinness either, as it Scott Koblish took over on art duties. Plus, maybe retailers and customers figured that with Penn writing this comic, and inserting himself and his stage partner, Teller, into the story, it looked more like an exercise in self-promotion than a comic about Spider-Man and Deadpool. All of this may have played a factor in lowering its estimates by two-percent. Though it did go up in the ranks, interestingly enough.

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47 — 41.14 — Champions #2 — 49,733 (-84.84%)

October 2016: 2 — Champions #1 — 328,165

Commentary: I’m usually not one to say, “I told you so,” but…you know? I cautioned you there was only an artificial demand instead of an actual demand for Champions, and the figures for issue #2 prove it. Less variant covers (but still a sizeable number) and no special orders from Scholastic, and this is what you get. Not to mention, if you believe the posters in the comments section on Bleeding Cool, Champions “has no legs” as far as selling in comic book stores. What about it still being in the top 50 and just under 50K? That’s still pretty embarrassing given how hard Marvel been pushing this series as their signature title for Marvel NOW! Watch out for the sales estimates for next month, as apparently Marvel’s giving away free copies of Champions #3 to retailers to match their orders for Champions #2. Which while this won’t increase its dollar share, it just might increase its estimates.

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68 — 32.84 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #9 — 39,701 (-11.27%)

February 2016: 4 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #1 — 99,951
March 2016: 16 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #2 — 60,627 (-39.34%)
April 2016: 20 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #3 — 59,789 (-1.38%)
May 2016: 28 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #4 — 49,167 (-17.76%)
June 2016: 49 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #5 — 47,025 (-4.55%)
July 2016: 46 – Spider-Man Vol. 2 #6 – 52,731 (+12.13%)
August 2016: 59 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #7 — 47,678 (-9.58%)
September 2016: 63 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #8 — 44,745 (-6.15%)

Commentary: This is the price you pay when a comic book series with dwindling estimates skips a month. What was the reason for this comic’s delay? Marvel’s given no official reason. However,  I suspect it might have something to do with Civil War II, and Marvel’s decision to expand the main miniseries from seven issues to eight. After all, Captain Marvel #10, another Civil War II tie-in, was also delayed from October to November.  Whatever the real reason, the timing for Miles Morales’ solo series couldn’t have been worse. I expect Spider-Man to fall well into the mid-30K for next month until we get to the much ballyhooed Miles and Spider-Gwen crossover romance. And on that note…

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101 — 23.91 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #14 — 28,906 (-1.49%)

December 2015: 36 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #3 — 54,844 (-11.83%)
January 2016: 29 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #4 — 48,664 (-11.27%)
February 2016: 32 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #5 — 43,796 (-11.11%)
March 2016: 32 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #6 — 46,060 (+5.16%)
April 2016: 18 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #7 — 60,900 (+32.21%)
May 2016: 25 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #8 — 49,681 (-18.42%)
June 2016: 59 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #9 — 41,713 (-16.03%)
June 2016: 55 — Spider-Gwen Annual Vol. 1 #1 — 43,768 (+4.92%)
July 2016: 70 – Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #10 – 35,136 (-19.72%)
August 2016: 83 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #11 — 36,212 (+3.06%)
September 2016: 79 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #12 — 34,004 (-6.09%)
October 2016: 108 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #13 — 29,346 (-13.69%)

November 2015: 25 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #2 — 62,209 (-68.4%)
October 2015: 3 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #1 — 197,103
-53% after one year
-85.33% since issue #1

Commentary: The good news for the Gwen Stacy from Earth-65 is she’s back being Marvel’s top Spider-Woman again. The bad news is she’s still out of the top 100, and her sales estimates are nothing to write home about. And they’re only going to go down even further until Spider-Gwen #16 crosses over with Spider-Man #12…maybe. Because as I said before, it just looks as though Spider-Gwen no longer has as big of a cult following that she once did. After all, It’s possible that Marvel’s efforts at jump-starting her profile with this upcoming crossover, and her surprising appearance in The Clone Conspiracy, may wind up having the opposite effect than intended.

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112 — 20.18 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #8 — 24,395 (-29.01%)

April 2016: 6 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 — 100,852
May 2016: 52 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #0 — 33,797 (-66.48%)
May 2016: 45 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #2– 38,162 (+12.91%)
June 2016: 76 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #3 — 33,018 (-13.47%)
July 2016: 74 – Unbelievable Gwenpool #4 – 33,174 (+0.47)
August 2016: 92 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #5 — 30,232 (-8.86%)
September 2016: 94 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #6 — 25,890 (-14.36%)
October 2016: 91 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #7 — 34,365 (+32.73%)

Commentary: So after getting a sizable boost with issue #7, The Unbelievable Gwenpool falls back down and below to where it was at issue #6. At this rate, and baring any more issues with multiple variants, I suspect it won’t be long for this comic to fall below 20K. That being said, the first volume of the Unbelievable Gwenpool trade paperback was the fifth best-selling graphic novel for the month according to this month’s sales estimates. That could be what will help sustain this series.

Credit: Francesco Mattina (Marvel Comics)

136 — 15.94 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #17 — 19,271 (-6.77%)

December 2015: 77 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #4 — 32,464 (-7.16%)
January 2016: 71 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #5 — 28,489 (-12.24%)
February 2016: 72 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #6 — 26,626 (-6.53%)
February 2016: 74 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #7 — 26,163 (-1.73%)
March 2016: 68 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #8 — 28,580 (+9.23%)
April 2016: 84 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #9 — 24,081 (-15.74%)
May 2016: 80 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #10 — 23,040 (-4.32%)
June 2016: 97 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #11 — 22,722 (-1.38%)
July 2016: 102 – Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #12 – 22,480 (-1.06%)
August 2016: 116 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #13 — 22,793 (+1.39%)
August 2016: 120 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #14 — 21,908 (-3.88%)
September 2016: 108 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #15 — 21,362 (-2.49%)
October 2016: 125 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #16 — 20,671 (-3.23%)

November 2015: 72 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #3 — 34,969 (-14.08%)
October 2015: 34 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #1 — 57,719
-44.89% after one year
-66.61% since issue #1

Commentary: If fans of Spider-Man 2099 weren’t worried before, they ought to be now. Because after seventeen issues, the series has fallen below the dreaded 20K line. Then there’s also the rumor that Peter David, along with artist Mark Bagley, might be the creative team for a possible new Scarlet Spider series after The Clone Conspiracy ends. That, of course, raises the question of just how committed David will be on Spider-Man 2099 if he’s doing two monthly titles. Unless plans are in place for ending and/or relaunching the series again.

Credit: Yasmine Putri (Marvel Comics)

139 — 15.70 — Silk Vol. 2 #14 — 18,987 (+1.97%)

December 2015: 36 — Silk Vol. 2 #2 — 38,356 (-32.90%)
January 2016: 56 — Silk Vol. 2 #3 — 33,102 (-13.70%)
February 2016: 71 — Silk Vol. 2 #4 — 26,786 (-19.08%)
February 2016: 75 — Silk Vol. 2 #5 — 26,032 (-2.81%)
March 2016: 79 — Silk Vol. 2 #6 — 24,847 (-4.55%)
April 2016: 42 — Silk Vol. 2 #7 — 43,012 (+73.10%)
May 2016: 57 — Silk Vol. 2 #8 — 30,884 (-28.19%)
June 2016: 95 — Silk Vol. 2 #9 — 23,162 (-25.00%)
July 2016: 100 – Silk Vol. 2 #10 – 23,125 (-0.15%)
August 2016: 121 — Silk Vol. 2 #11 — 21,833 (-5.58%)
September 2016: 112 — Silk Vol. 2 #12 — 20,804 (-4.71%)
October 2016: 135 — Silk Vol. 2 #13 — 18,619 (-10.50%)

November 2015: 33 — Silk Vol. 2 #1 — 57,140
-66.77% after one year

Commentary: Looks like Silk did receive a bump for being a Clone Conspiracy tie-in…but barely. As you can see, the title got a much bigger boost with issues #7 and #8 during the Spider-Women crossover. If Marvel was expecting as big an increase with Clone Conspiracy, then I can’t help think they must be very disappointed.  Course now that Cindy Moon has her family back, which has been her ongoing narrative arc since her introduction back in Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #4, this is now a title lacking a purpose and mission statement.

Credit: Travel Foreman and Jason Keith (Marvel Comics)

142 — 14.57 — Prowler Vol. 2 #2 — 17,617 (-52.61%)

October 2016: 82 — Prowler Vol. 2 #1 — 37,177

Commentary: Keep in mind this is 17,617 in sales estimates with four different variant covers. I think it’s a safe assumption that if Prowler‘s getting these kinds of numbers in only its second issue, then this series definitely won’t last a year. I also believe we can conclude having this comic be so tied into The Clone Conspiracy–with the main character being Hobie Brown’s clone–was an absolute detriment from the start. I’ll be surprised if Prowler makes it past issue #6 at this rate. However, we’ll see once the full solicits for March, 2017 become available, but I think we should get ready for this title becoming another “ongoing-turned-miniseries” and/or stealth cancellation.

Credit: Michael Walsh (Marvel Comics)

144 — 14.31 — Carnage Vol. 2 #14 — 17,306 (-7.01%)

December 2015: 73 — Carnage Vol. 2 #3 — 34,852 (-16.17%)
January 2016: 61 — Carnage Vol. 2 #4 — 31,687 (-9.08%)
February 2016: 68 — Carnage Vol. 2 #5 — 27,160 (-14.28%)
March 2016: 65 — Carnage Vol. 2 #6 — 28,874 (+6.31%)
April 2016: 81 — Carnage Vol. 2 #7 — 24,480 (-15.21%)
May 2016: 77 — Carnage Vol. 2 #8 — 23,697 (-3.19%)
June 2016: 96 — Carnage Vol. 2  #9 — 23,146 (-2.32%)
July 2016: 105 – Carnage Vol. 2 #10 – 21,829 (-5.68%)
August 2016: 123 — Carnage Vol. 2 #11 — 20,709 (-5.13%)
September 2016: 116 — Carnage Vol. 2 #12 — 19,786 (-4.45%)
October 2016: 136 — Carnage Vol.2 #13 — 18,611 (-5.93%)

November 2015: 19 — Carnage Vol. 2 #1 — 69,773
November 2015: 57 — Carnage Vol. 2 #2 — 41,576 (-40.41%)
-75.19% after one year

Commentary: Speaking of stealth-cancellation, if these estimates continue on the trend they’re currently on, then Carnage #16 could finish off the series somewhere around 15K. Also, if you look at where Carnage started a year ago to where it is now, it’s easy seeing why Marvel pulled the plug, and not just because Gerry Conway’s writing Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Even though these are estimates instead of actual sales, a comic which sheds three-quarters of its audience within twelve months wasn’t going to last long anyway.

Credit: Javier Rodriguez (Marvel Comics)

150 — 13.55 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #13 — 16,386 (+1.29%)

December 2015: 97 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #2 — 27,801 (-48.40%)
January 2016: 89 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #3 — 24,054 (-13.48%)
February 2016: 104 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #4 — 20,747 (-13.74%)
March 2016: 94 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #5 — 20,594 (-0.73%)
April 2016: 47 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #6 — 39,291 (+90.78%)
May 2016: 67 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #7 — 27,118 (-30.49%)
June 2016: 111 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #8 — 19,658 (-27.50%)
July 2016: 109 – Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #9 – 20,938 (+6.51%)
August 2016: 129 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #10 — 19,251 (-8.05%)
September 2016: 124 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #11 — 17,743 (-7.83%)
October 2016: 154 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #12 — 16,176 (-8.83%)

November 2015: 37 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #1 — 53,885
-69.59% after one year

Commentary: The good news? The first chapter of the “Hobgoblin” arc saw an increase in orders for Spider-Woman. The bad news? It’s only up by more than one-and a-quarter percent. More good news? Spider-Woman #16, the finale of the “Hobgoblin” arc, will also not be the final issue for the series. According to Amazon.com, the third trade paperback for Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears collects issues #13 to #17. More bad news? Still doesn’t change the fact this series is well under 20K, hasn’t been a top 100 book in months, and is down by almost 70 percent from last year.

Credit: Nathan Stockman (Marvel Comics)

156 — 12.58 — Spidey #12 — 15,213 (-6.13%)

December 2015: 25 — Spidey #1 — 65,503
January 2016: 55 — Spidey #2 — 33,585 (–48.73%)
February 2016: 65 — Spidey #3 — 28,161 (-16.15%)
April 2016: 79 — Spidey #4 — 24,553 (-12.81%)
April 2016: 88 — Spidey #5 — 22,991 (-6.36%)
May 2016: 84 — Spidey #6 — 21,794 (-5.2%)
June 2016: 105 — Spidey #7 — 20,736 (-4.85%)
July 2016: 116 – Spidey #8 – 20,012 (-3.49%)
August 2016: 135 — Spidey #9 — 18,348 (-8.31%)
September 2016: 127 — Spidey #10 — 17,399 (-5.17%)
October 2016: 152 — Spidey #11 — 16,207 (-6.85%)

-76.77% after 12 issues

Commentary: And thus the flashback, but not really, Spider-Man comic book series comes to a close. Spidey avoiding cancellation wasn’t helped by it experiences a month-long delay and a change in artist so early in its run. But I maintain the real reason why this series was doomed to fail was because of bad marketing. Marvel first implied this was an all-ages, in-continuity early years of Spider-Man series, only to immediately backpedal once readers saw this was another alternate universe title with teenage Spider-Man. Perhaps if Marvel had been upfront about this from the beginning, Spidey might’ve lasted longer than it did.

Credit: Paco Diaz and Israel Silva (Marvel Comics)

173 — 10.52 — Solo Vol. 2 #2 — 12,723 (-58.40%)

October 2016: 105 — Solo Vol. 2 #1 — 30,589

Commentary: Um…yeah, we might as well go ahead and declare this series dead. Unofficially, that is. Though I expect Marvel to officially announce this comic book’s early retirement in the very near future. Because were any die-hard comic fans legitimately clamoring for a Solo ongoing? And honestly? Is any one really all that shocked Solo #2 did this bad? If Solo under-performed during its first issue despite being bolstered by eleven different variant covers, a measly four variants for its second issue would do next to nothing.  Which is exactly what happened. Any bets on which issue you think will the final one?

Well, those are a look at the estimates for November. Next time, we’ll see how these comics did at the close of 2016. Until then, let’s hear some of your own thoughts and predictions for next month. Do you think Renew Your Vows #2 will still be in the lead? And do you think Clone Conspiracy will see a boost after #3? And which series, Prowler or Solo, will end first?