So, in preparation for the "Wonder Woman book that should have been (but now isn't)," I had started gathering sales data about Wonder Woman's sales and circulation.
This involved getting data from the Statements of Ownership (SOO) that ran in the comics, which, as you'll see from the info below, was hampered some by the fact that actual NUMBERS were not reported in them until 1959, and some years the SOO were not published as they were supposed to be.
In more recent "Direct Sales" years, sales figures can be culled from Distributor lists at these three sites. After January 2003, all diamond reports were of the final sales that month; removing from the list orders for comics that did not actually ship. Prior to February 2003, all figures were preorders, meaning that actual final orders were probably higher.
I'll present the following in several posts, and describe each. If anyone is good with graphs and graphics, it would be cool to have these put in graph form. Maybe someone would want to contact me off-list about this?
And if you have Distributor Sales information from "missing years" or Statements of Ownership I don't list (1984-1995), let me know as well...
Finally, please DO NOT use this data or information on your website or blog, as it was pulled together with a lot of time, energy, and work by me. Feel free, however, to link back to this posting, or contact me if you do want to use it somehow.