ICv2’s February sales estimates are out based on Diamond’s rankings, and The Flash climbed back into the top 10 to score an impressive #9 ranking in units sold.
|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%)|
|Flash v.3 #7||12||December 2010||56,304||(-2.4%)|
|Flash v.3 #8||18||December 2010||53,975||(-4.1%)|
|Flash v.3 #9||9||February 2011||55,980||(+3.7%)|
The issue actually sold more copies than the previous one for the first time since the relaunch! Some possible reasons for the climb:
- Start of a new story arc.
- Promoted as a Flashpoint lead-in.
- Theme cover.
- Return of the regular creative team.
- Return of the speedster guest cast (Wally, Jay, Bart)
Or perhaps the book has reached its level. The next question: what kind of boost will Flashpoint bring to the book?
(Thanks to Esteban of Comic Verso for the link!)