The sales numbers for January 2017 have been released and, per usual, I will link to ICv2 who do a great job evaluating the numbers. Here is a link to the list of the top sellers:
Last month, Supergirl #5 was released, the penultimate issue of the opening arc involving the Cyborg Superman. For me, this was the best issue of the series to date. It involved a dedicated and fearless Supergirl standing up to a misguided Zor-El.
So how did it sell?
The issue ranked #96 in the top 300 sellers, a slight drop from the 92nd slot Supergirl #4 resided.
The book itself sold 29,030. This was a slight drop from Supergirl #4 which sold 31K.
For me, this was actually a good sign. The book's sales had dropped pretty precipitously prior to this. I felt that Supergirl was going to be a 25K book or so. So seeing things stabilize even a little was nice to see.
Plus with the opening arc behind us, we'll see new adventures and more subplots with the supporting cast.
This month I decided to look at the Superwoman book. Last month, Superwoman #6 was released. This was one of those more convoluted and somewhat preachy chapters of this book. For me it started out with a bang but has become a bit too muddled for my taste.
The issue sold 23065 which is healthy enough in this market. But I wonder if the book will suffer from the confusing first arc.
I will say, I am thrilled that K. Perkins is coming on the book so hopefully people will stick around to see what she has in store for Lana and everyone else.