Sales over the past eight years of the ‘adjectiveless’ X-Men series have declined some 20%, but considering the collapse of other titles over the same period, these numbers are quite resilient, especially for the junior X-Men series in the Marvel universe.
And while there have been many jumps in sales since 2000, the letters on the chart above correspond to the most pronounced spikes:
– A: Issue 114 (sales of 135,394) featured the debut of Grant Morrison as series writer
– B: Issue 151 (sales of 124,012) was Grant Morrison’s final arc, the future of the X-Men with Marc Silvestri as artist
– C: Issue 188 (sales of 95,487) kicked off the Mike Carey/Chris Bachalo run
– D: Issue 200 (sales of 136,672) started the ‘Endangered Species’ backup series
– E: Issue 207 (sales of 104,793) concluded the ‘Messiah CompleX’ crossover event
Actual data comes from the monthly top 300 charts generated by ICv2.com.
Previous sales overview include
–New Avengers #1-41 Sales
–Ultimate X-Men #1-94 Sales Analysis
–Sales Overview for ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #1-24 (and Giant-Size)
–Sales Overview for ‘Wolverine’ Vol. 2, uh… Vol. 3?
–‘Wolverine: Origins’ Sales Freefall