Spider-Man Comics Sales Estimates For February 2017

Amazing Spider-Man once again stands on top at winter’s end, while the spin-off series continue tumbling down the charts.

Last time, we saw what happened when the Spider-Man comics and other books in Marvel’s staple benefited from having overships by as much as ten percent (as reported by Comics Beat, Bleeding Cool, and Comichron). But for February 2017’s sales estimates (via Comichron and icv2), we now see what those figures are really like without having extra free comics added. And if the data from Diamond Distributor’s is in any way correct, the gap between Marvel and DC has narrowed considerably.

Even though Marvel still came out ahead, the difference in dollar share between them and DC (37.46% vs. 30.23%) was almost seven and a-quarter percent, and difference in unit share (33.64% vs. 33.47%) was only .17 percent. Remember, Marvel publishes 104 monthly titles with an average price of $3.99 while DC publishes 82 titles (many of which are double shipped) with an average price of $2.99. Which means that in February, and despite having more titles, more orders, and thus potentially more revenue, Marvel’s superhero line-up of comics is still struggling against their strongest competitor and barely managed to come out ahead. At least as far as getting their comics into stores, that is.

So how did this specifically affect Spider-Man comics for the month of February? Let’s find out together. As always, these are merely estimates indicating dealer orders, not actual sales. In addition, numbers labeled “QTY” represent unit share, and numbers labeled “$” represent dollar share.

Credit: Alex Ross (Marvel Comics); cover for Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #24

13(QTY) — 10($) — 60.68(Index) — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #24 — 61,953 (-16.02%)

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 2016: 23 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #21 — 63,052 (-6.63%)
November 2016: 42 — Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol. 3 #1 — 52,184 (-17.23%)
December 2016: 22(QTY) — 13($) — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #22 — 63,359 (+17.63%)
January 2017: 9(QTY) — 11($) — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #23 — 73,773 (+14.11%)

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%)
October 2015: 2 — Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 #1 — 245,873
-13.47% after one year.
-74.80% since issue #1.

Commentary: On the bright side, Amazing Spider-Man is still Marvel Comics’ best-selling ongoing superhero title in both unit and dollar share, and still in the list of Top 20 comic books. But it’s also in the Top 20 during a month in which only other Marvel titles which made it into the Top 10 were Star Wars comics, and the number of copies of Amazing ordered, not counting the Annual, are the lowest since the start of the “All-New, All-Different” relaunch. That its “holding steady” at just above 60K is not exactly an ideal place for Marvel’s most popular superhero. But since Amazing is finished with The Clone Conspiracy and heading into a new story arc with “The Osborn Identity,” perhaps next month will see an uptick in orders for Amazing Spider-Man #25…if the $10 price tag doesn’t give them sticker shock.

Credit: Gabriele Dell’Otto (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Man: The Clone Conspiracy #5

24(QTY) — 18($) — 47.78(Index) — Clone Conspiracy #5 — 48,780 (-11.22%)

October 2016: 11 — Clone Conspiracy #1 — 90,285
November 2016: 28 — Clone Conspiracy #2 — 58,921 (-34.73%)
December 2016: 31(QTY) — 17($) — Clone Conspiracy #3 — 56,117 (-4.75%)
January 2017: 25(QTY) — 22($) — Clone Conspiracy #4 — 54,947 (-2.08%)

Commentary: As for this much publicized “Amazing Spider-Man Event,” this is now the fourth month in a row in which the main miniseries underperformed below its own tie-ins. And unlike other event-driven miniseries, the “final” issue of The Clone Conspiracy doesn’t even see a spike in orders, finishing more than ten percent lower that its “penultimate” issue. Which really doesn’t bode well for The Clone Conspiracy: Omega. Just goes to show that not only was it a mistake by Marvel not to have the story take place in Amazing instead of its own separate mini, but that Spider-Man fans really are sick of clones. If anything, this event may have rekindled their resentment of them.

Credit: Gerardo Sandoval (Marvel Comics); cover for Venom Vol. 3 #4

47(QTY) — 30($) — 37.55(Index) — Venom Vol. 3 #4 — 38,337 (-30.61%)

November 2016: 8 — Venom Vol. 3 #1 — 90,138
December 2016: 67(QTY) — 35($) — Venom Vol. 3 #2 — 38,043 (-57.58%)
January 2017: 24(QTY) — 17($) — Venom Vol. 3 #3 — 55,255 (+31.15%)

Commentary: So after gains of just over thirty percent last month, Venom drops to an almost net loss in this month. I’m sure the lack of overshipping and having one less variant played a factor. But you may recall last time that Eddie Brock’s publicized reunion with the symbiote might have been responsible for the increase in orders for Venom #3. But seeing as how Brock wasn’t back yet in that issue, and wouldn’t be until issue #6, it looks as though readers have now have opted to wait until then. In the meantime, I think we’ll see the estimates have a somewhat normal attrition rate until getting big spikes with issue #6 and issue #150.

Credit: Ed McGuinness (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Man/Deadpool #14

48(QTY) — 36($) — 37.52(Index) — Spider-Man/Deadpool #14 — 38,307 (-15.93%)

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%)
November 2016: 43 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #11 — 51,278 (-2.26%)
December 2016: 48(QTY) — 31($) — Spider-Man/Deadpool #12 — 43,937 (-14.31%)
January 2017: 37(QTY) — 34($) — Spider-Man/Deadpool #13 — 47,517 (+7.53%)
January 2017: 42(QTY) — 19($) — Spider-Man/Deadpool #1.MU — 45,566 (-4.10%)

February 2016: 12 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #2 — 69,801 (-47.83%)
January 2016: 3 — Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 — 133,813
-45.11% after one year.
-71.37% since issue #1.

Commentary: I said last time how I believed the frequent usage of guest creative teams hurt the momentum of this series. But now that the bump from the overships isn’t a factor this month, it looks those interruptions did a greater toll on the comic series than I realized. Which makes me believe that, although Spider-Man/Deadpool #15 and #16 will see a bumps from the “Till Death Do Us” crossover with Deadpool and Mercs For Money, the estimates will drop even more at issue #17.

Credit: Alex Ross (Marvel Comics); cover for Avengers Vol. 7 #4

53(QTY) — 39($) — 36.62 (Index) — Avengers Vol. 7 #4 — 37,383 (+18.59%)

November 2016: 11 — Avengers Vol. 7 #1 — 81,885
December 2016: 21(QTY) — 30($) — Avengers Vol. 7 #2 — 64,289 (-21.48%)
January 2017: 45(QTY) — 41($) — Avengers Vol. 7 #3 — 44,321 (-31.05%)
January 2017: 88(QTY) — 61($) — Avengers #1.MU — 30,431 (-31.33%)

Commentary: And the latest volume of Avengers continues falling ever downward. Last time, we discussed the possible reasons for why this title is shedding readers, and thus far, those reasons are seemingly still in effect. But I definitely think the lack of any “classic Avengers” save The Vision, could very well be what’s keeping Avengers fans away.

Credit: Jeff Dekal (Marvel Comics); cover for Kingpin Vol. 2 #1

58(QTY) — 44($) — 35.35(Index) — Kingpin Vol. 2 #1 #1 — 36,095

Commentary: I didn’t expect huge numbers for this title based on the estimates for Civil War II: Kingpin. But Kingpin #1 debuting at 36K is not an encouraging sign. After all, Prowler #1 and Solo #1—both of which are now canceled—also debuted in the 30K range, too. Moreover, Kingpin #1, if you include the textless versions, had eleven different variants. Considering how Kingpin #2’s credited with four variants, the drop between issue #1 and #2 will be enormous. If this does get down to 20K within the next issue or two, then I think we can expect another Marvel title getting “stealth canceled.” Which would be a shame, as I think the premise behind Kingpin has a lot of potential.

Credit: Sara Pichelli and Jason Keith (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Man Vol. 2 #13

61(QTY) — 49($) — 33.49(Index) — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #13 — 34,195 (-28.03%)

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%)
November 2016: 68 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #9 — 39,701 (-11.27%)
December 2016: 58(QTY) — 39($) — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #10 — 40,006 (+0.76%)
December 2016: 75(QTY) — 57($) — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #11 — 35,865 (-10.35%)
January 2017: 33(QTY) — 32($) — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #12 — 47,517 (+24.52%)

February 2016: 4 — Spider-Man Vol. 2 #1 — 99,951
-65.785 after one year.

Commentary: Looks like the initial boost from crossing over with Spider-Gwen didn’t last long, and “Sitting in a Tree” isn’t even over yet. And after one year, Brian Michael Bendis’ new comic chronicling the further of adventures of Miles Morales has lost almost two-thirds of its readership. Part of the reason, as I’ve stated before, is that Miles doesn’t have the “it-factor” that he once had, and that incorporating him into the 616 Marvel Universe robbed him of his uniqueness. But it also looks as though as also crossing over with Civil War II did him no favors, either.

Credit: Ryan Stegman and Sonia Oback (Marvel Comics); cover for Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2016) #4

71(QTY) — 61($) — 31.10(Index) — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol. 2 #4 — 31,750 (-22.87%)

November 2016: 6 — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol. 2 #1 — 96,111
December 2016: 50(QTY) — 32($) — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol. 2 #2 — 43,128 (-55.12%)
January 2017: 55(QTY) — 46($) — Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows Vol. 2 #3 — 41,167 (-4.54%)

Commentary: Okay, now I think it’s time for fans of Renew Your Vows to start getting a little more worried. It hasn’t fallen under 30K, but at this rate, it definitely will by the time issue #5 comes around. Even so, it’s still could have plenty of issues published before it gets anywhere near the dreaded 20K mark. As for why it’s gotten this low so soon? Well, as great as it is for Spider-Man fans seeing Peter and Mary Jane with a kid, it’s also an “alternate universe” title, not a 616 “mainstream universe” title. Second, there are those who genuinely don’t like the idea of MJ being a superhero, much less that she and Peter would jeopardize their daughter by having her play superhero, too. And let’s face it: Gerry Conway was a bit guilty of decompression these last four issues. What will be curious to see what the drop-off between issue #4 and #5 will be since it’ll be Nathan Stockman and not Ryan Stegman on art.

Credit: Simone Bianchi (Marvel Comics); cover for Champions Vol. 2 #1.MU Credit: Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado (Marvel Comics); cover for Champions Vol. 2 #5

73(QTY) — 65($) — 30.70(Index) — Champions Vol. 2 #5 — 31,344 (-10.36%)
103(QTY) — 83($) — 20.57(Index) — Champions Vol. 2 #1.MU — 20,999 (-33.00%)

October 2016: 2 — Champions Vol. 2 #1 — 328,165
November 2016: 47 — Champions Vol. 2 #2 — 49,733 (-84.84%)
December 2016: 43(QTY) — 40($) — Champions Vol. 2 #3 — 47,481 (-4.60%)
January 2017: 72(QTY) — 71($) — Champions Vol. 2 #4 — 34,969 (-26.35%)

Commentary: Looks like Avengers isn’t the only Mark Waid penned Marvel series that’s getting a beating. Small comfort the drop between Champions #4 and #5 wasn’t as severe as that between issue #3 and #4. So not only could this title drop under 30K for next month, we may start to see a settling pattern develop as it makes its way through the 20K figures. The low figures for it’s tie-in with Monsters Unleashed isn’t much of a shock, as that crossover isn’t pulling in the estimates the higher profile events typically pull in. Also, it looks like having Gwenpool guest-star didn’t exactly increase the numbers. Or hers. But we’ll get into that in just a moment.

Credit: Robbi Rodriguez (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #17

81(QTY) — 74($) — 28.57(Index) — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #17 — 29,168 (-16.10%)

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 2016: 101 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #14 — 28,906 (-1.49%)
December 2016: 100(QTY) — 88($) — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #15 — 27,898 (-3.48%)
January 2017: 74(QTY) — 72($) — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #16 — 34,768 (+19.75%)

February 2016: 32 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #5 — 43,796 (-11.11%)
October 2015: 3 — Spider-Gwen Vol. 2 #1 — 197,103
-33.40% after one year.
-85.20% since issue #1.

Commentary: Unlike the comic its crossing over with, Spider-Gwen #17 hasn’t dropped below where it was before “Sitting in a Tree” started…but it’s sure darn close. But just like Miles Morales, the performance of Spider-Gwen may be indicative of the character no longer being seen as a breakout character. But at least she, along with Miles, does now have recognition outside of the comics, especially as she and Miles will be regulars on the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man cartoon series.

Credit: Gisele Lagace and Tamra Bonvillain (Marvel Comics); cover for Unbelievable Gwenpool #12 Credit: Elsa Charretier and Tamra Bonvillain (Marvel Comics); cover for Unbelievable Gwenpool #11

124(QTY) — 124($) — 17.61(Index) — Unbelievable Gwenpool #11 — 17,975 (-16.98%)
128(QTY) — 129($) — 16.73(Index) — Unbelievable Gwenpool #12 — 17,080(-4.97%)

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%)
November 2016: 112 — Unbelievable Gwenpool #8 — 24,395 (-29.01%)
December 2016: 81(QTY) — 80($) — Gwenpool Holiday Special Merry Mix Up — 33,240 (+26.60%)
December 2016: 121(QTY) — 118($) — Unbelievable Gwenpool #9 — 20,031 (-39.73%)
January 2017: 127(QTY) — 133($) — Unbelievable Gwenpool #10 — 21,653 (+7.49%)

Commentary: Now that this series has dropped well below 20K, it won’t be long now until we start seeing more and more hints of this series wrapping things up in future solicits. If not also seeing the words “FINAL ISSUE.” Heck, judging by the solicit for Gwenpool #16, this may already be happening. If so, I’m guessing Unbelievable Gwenpool #18, 19, or 20 will be the series finale.

Credit: Francesco Mattina (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #20

132(QTY) — 133($) — 16.35(Index) — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #20 — 16,690 (-17.62%)

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 2016: 136 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #17 — 19,271 (-6.77%)
December 2016: 129(QTY) — 130($) — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #18 — 18,053 (-6.32%)
January 2017: 131(QTY) — 139($) — 18.97 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #19 — 20,262 (+12.23%)

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%)
October 2015: 34 — Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 3 #1 — 57,719
-36.20% after one year.
-71.08% since issue #1.

Commentary: Another series where it looks like time is about to run out (Ironic for a series about time travel, don’t you think?) and has been for a while. But again, as has been the tendency from Marvel in recent months, Spider-Man 2099 could wind up being another “stealth cancellation.” However, the next upcoming volume of the Spider-Man 2099 trade paperback collects issues #17 to #21, and issues #22 and #23 have already been solicited. Presuming that this series is ending, I suspect Spider-Man 2099 Volume 7 to be the last TPB, collecting issues #22 to #26.

Credit: Helen Chen (Marvel Comics); cover for Silk Vol. 2 #17

134(QTY) — 134($) — 16.27(Index) — Silk Vol. 2 #17 — 16,610(-19.64%)

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 2016: 139 — Silk Vol. 2 #14 — 18,987 (+1.97%)
December 2016: 128(QTY) — 129($) — Silk Vol. 2 #15 — 18,112 (-4.60%)
January 2017: 130(QTY) — 135($) — Silk Vol. 2 #16 — 20,672 (+12.38%)

February 2016: 71 — Silk Vol. 2 #4 — 26,786 (-19.08%)
February 2016: 75 — Silk Vol. 2 #5 — 26,032 (-2.81%)
November 2015: 33 — Silk Vol. 2 #1 — 57,140
-36.19% after one year.
-70.93% since issue #1.

Commentary: And here’s a series which looks like is ending based off it’s not appearing in the May 2017 solicits. So much for getting a boost from The Clone Conspiracy. Thus we can probably start making bets on what the estimates will be for its last issue with #19. My guess is it will fall somewhere in the low to mid 15K range.

Credit: Javier Rodriguez (Marvel Comics); cover for Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #16

163(QTY) — 161($) — 12.53(Index) — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #16 — 12,797 (-21.11%)

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 2016: 150 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #13 — 16,386 (+1.29%)
December 2016: 155(QTY) — 152($) — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #14 — 14,232 (-13.14%)
January 2017: 153(QTY) — 161($) — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #15 — 16,223 (+12.27%)

February 2016: 104 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #4 — 20,747 (-13.74%)
November 2015: 37 — Spider-Woman Vol. 6 #1 — 53,885
-38.31% after one year.
-76.25% since issue #1.

Commentary: Well, after it being more than apparent these last couple of months, Dennis Hopeless finally made it official during this year’s Emerald City Comic Con and on his Twitter feed: Spider-Woman does end with issue #17. More specifically, during the ECCC’s “Marvel: Next Big Thing” panel (via CBR), he claimed:

Our current run ends with issue #17, which was always the plan,

Yeah, having looked over this title’s sales estimates these past several months, excuse me if I don’t find Hopeless’ statement all that convincing. Although I’m sure he and Marvel decided on making Spider-Woman a limited run once they saw the actual (as opposed to these estimated) sales figures coming in around the time of issue #3 and #4. And if they hadn’t planned on making it a limited series, then they most definitely did after the Spider-Women crossover failed to keep new readers aboard after that story ended. Still, it’s a bit sad seeing this title go.

Credit: Travel Foreman (Marvel Comics); cover for Prowler Vol. 2 #5

186(QTY) — 184($) — 9.96(Index) — Prowler Vol. 2 #5 — 10,170 (-28.73%)

October 2016: 82 — Prowler Vol. 2 #1 — 37,177
November 2016: 142 — Prowler Vol. 2 #2 — 17,617 (-52.61%)
December 2016: 159(QTY) — 161($) — Prowler Vol. 2 #3 — 13,399 (-23.94%)
January 2017: 162(QTY) — 177($) — Prowler Vol. 2 #4 — 14,270 (+6.10%)

Commentary: Another series in which we already know is officially ending. Question is, since it’s already at 10K, just how far will Prowler #6 fall into the 9K region? Because we all know it will. Unless Marvel decides on creating “a second printing” for issue #6 like they did with issue #1. Or if they decide on overshipping the final issue.

Credit: Paco Diaz and Israel (Marvel Comics); cover for Solo Vol. 2 #5

278(QTY) — 287($) — 4.80(Index) — Solo Vol. 2 #5 — 4,903 (-39.13%)

October 2016: 105 — Solo Vol. 2 #1 — 30,589
November 2016: 173 — Solo Vol. 2 #2 — 12,723 (-58.40%)
December 2016: 213(QTY) — 220($) —Solo Vol. 2 #3 — 8,158 (-35.87%)
January 2017: 212(QTY) — 250($) — Solo Vol. 2 #4 — 8,055 (-1.26%)
-83.97% after five issues.

Commentary: So long, Solo. You made a valiant effort at being one of the supposed breakout characters from Marvel NOW! 2.0, as implied by their “Divided We Stand” teaser image; but alas, you did not succeed. Of course, I’m just saying you made a “valiant effort” just to make you feel better because it was anything but that. Because in truth, you shall not be missed, and no one shall mourn your passing. But I look forward to the day in which you will be immortalized as a Trivial Pursuit question that reads “What was the lowest selling comic book published by Marvel in 2017?”

And those are all the sales estimates of the Spider-Man comics for February 2017. Let’s hear some of your predictions for what you think the numbers will be for Amazing #25 and Clone Conspiracy: Omega #1. And your guesses for the last issues of Prowler and Spider-Woman. Also, are there any of these comics you think will see in increase in their sales estimates?