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The pleas of the masses have been heard!
The ‘Astonishing X-Men’ run by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (through issue 24 and the Giant-Size finale) kicked off with unbelievable first issue sales of 209,389 in May 2004 before plateauing to still impressive numbers (between 120,000 and 140,000) for most of its run.
And despite a slight downturn to 105,508 to wrap things up, overall sales were fairly consistent considering only 25 issues came out over the course of four years.
Compare that to other titles during the same period and ‘Astonishing X-Men’ proved to be quite… uh… astonishing.
Actual data comes from the monthly top 300 charts generated by ICv2.com.