Wow. I'm very surprised that Remender's Cap is doing better than Waid's Hulk.
"You wouldn't like me when I'm happy" - Bruce Banner
And what's the point of you throwing in "it's only estimated" here? It's only estimated so JiM's true numbers can be higher? Lower? Cause you can say that for every title on the list. If you're going to go this route, you might as well not talk about these numbers at all
I know Kevin Nichols through a guy that knows a gal. Small world!
If nihilism didn't take some delight in destruction one might suspect nihilists were an unnaturally morbid sort.
While this is not related to Marvel, the article proves more than anything that the diamond rankings that we get is definitely not a reflection of true sales.
Image have stated time and again that Saga is selling a lot higher than what's reported in the diamond 300. This is even typified by its dominance of comixology (which is actually an easier barometer of sales as there's no middle man) but for reasons unknown, retailers continue to initially under order the book but later re-order to make up for the initial shortfall.
While the diamond rankings give an indicator to what moves in the market (I would argue though that titles like Saga that have strong re-order activity, the actual ranking of the book might be flat out wrong), it doesn't represent true sales and even arguing over them is pretty much a waste of time.
Adults struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life when the answer is obvious to the smallest child: because it's not real. - Grant Morrison
These numbers are bad. If they were high I doubt people would be saying they are inaccurate. Looks like DC is winning the war, AVX for a year couldn't have helped things.