November sales charts show The Flash #6 ranked #15 for the month, with an estimated 57,673 units sold.
The numbers are a lot like the numbers for Flash: The Fastest Man Alive. But overall comics sales are down compared to 2006, and the rankings for The Flash are solid, still holding between #10 and #15.
|Issue||Rank||Month||Units Sold||% Change|
|Flash v.3 #1||2||April 2010||100,903|
|Flash v.3 #2||12||May 2010||76,560||(-24.1%)|
|Flash v.3 #3||11||June 2010||68,799||(-10.1%)|
|Flash v.3 #4||15||July 2010||64,832||(-5.8%)|
|Flash v.3 #5||14||September 2010||62,063||(-4.3%)|
|Flash v.3 #6||15||November 2010||57,673||(-7.1%)|
The percentage drop is kind of disturbing, though there’s been some discussion as to a possible error in this month’s estimates. Between this and discussions of the overall comics market, I’m beginning to wonder if, by the time DC is ready to launch the long-promised second Flash title, sales will be too low to justify it.
Here’s hoping Flashpoint can do for The Flash what Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night did for Green Lantern.