Sales Analysis: Uncanny X-Men #383-498

Sales of the original ‘Uncanny X-Men’ series have held fairly consistently for the past six years. I wish I could go back further than the eight years shown here to see how these numbers compare to the heyday of the 1980s. And yes, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ has averaged almost 15 issues per year (and managed 19 issues in 2003!).

Uncanny X-Men sales

While there have been many spikes in sales since 2000, the letters on the chart above correspond to the most pronounced jumps:

– A: Issue 395 (sales of 130,299) featured the ‘relaunch’ by Joe Casey at the same time as the Grant Morrison relaunch of ‘New X-Men’
– B: Issue 400 (sales of 125,044) was the landmark 400th issue by Joe Casey
– C: Issue 444 (sales of 112,500) boasted the return of Chris Claremont to the flagship X-Men title
– D: Issue 475 (sales of 103,993) started Ed Brubaker’s run on the series
– E: Issue 494 (sales of 105,520) marked a three-issue spike around the ‘Messiah CompleX’ crossover

Actual data comes from the monthly top 300 charts generated by

Previous sales overview include
Adjectiveless X-Men Sales #103-211
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

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14 years ago

You should start doing these again.

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