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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 

Blackest Night's 6th issue plummets to just 100,651

This was really unexpected. When I turned to look at ICV2's latest sales charts, it turned out that Blackest Night #6 sold just 100,651 copies last month. This was quite a surprise, recalling that the previous issue must've sold around 140,000. And most miniseries approaching their last part usually don't fall that far, until now. The combined sales for comics and graphic novels was down 14 percent in December.

What it tells is that the audience is starting to get tired of all these crossovers that aren't leading nowhere, have no convincing character development, or don't allow for any. Well, let's hope that's the answer to this case.

A lot of the titles lower on the list sold below 50,000 and even if they got a "boost" because of Blackest Night, it's going to be very hard for publishers and reporters/analysts to justify how sales are going much longer.


You're incorrect. Blackest Night 6 was a part of DC's "Green Christmas" program, where stores had to order Blackest Night 6 faster than usual, and only sell them after December 30th. Many stores chose not to do this, and instead ordered Blackest Night 6 for January 6th.

Expect an unusually high number of Blackest Night 6 for January's issue count.

Your point is taken. Even so, crossovers are falling in sales, and most of the titles connected certainly aren't doing what they did before. Well, let's hope. It is time already that people stopped buying them, as only that way will it be possible to get the companies to cut it out.

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