The GeeksverseThe Reading Meter #2: May

The Reading Meter #2: May
Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by

It’s the second month of the Reading Meter, which books rose and which ones fell?

Just a few quick thoughts. There were only two books that started off with a baseline ranking below 3. Which makes sense because why would anyone buy a monthly book for any length of time if it was bad? The two books, Justice League International and Avengers Assemble, are still within my trial period. I like to give a book at least 4-6 issues if it makes it past the first issue. Usually the first arc is four issues and that sets the stage for the series, so really need to get into the second arc or series of issues to get a feel for the book. So Avengers Assemble has some time to save itself. Justice League International made it 8 issues before it got axed.

Yes, it was removed from the monthly pull list.

DC Comics/Vertigo:
Batgirl (3): #8 =, #9 =
Batwing (3): #8 =, #9 +
Birds Of Prey (3): #8 -, #9 =
Demon Knights (3): #8 +, #9 =
Earth 2 (5): #1
Fables (4): #116 +, #117 =
Fairest (4): #2 =, #3 =
Grifter (3): #8 –
Justice League (3): #8 +, #9 =
Justice League Dark (2): #9
Justice League International (2): #8 =, Axed
Nightwing (3): #8 +, #9 +
Red Hood And The Outlaws (3): #8 +, #9 =
Resurrection Man (3): #7 =, #8 =, #9 =
Saucer Country (4): #2 =, #3 =
Stormwatch (3): #8 -, #9 –
Teen Titans (3): #8 -, Annual #1 -, #9 –
Voodoo (3): #8 -, #9 –
Wonder Woman (4): #8 =, #9 =
World’s Finest (4): #1

Dynamite Entertainment:
The Boys (4): #65 +
The Shadow (3): #1

IDW Publishing:
Cobra (4): #12 +, #13 +
D&D: Forgotten Realms (2): #1
G.I. Joe (4): #12 +, #13 =
G.I. Joe – A Real American Hero (3): #177 +, #178 =
Snake Eyes (3): #12 =
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4): #9 =

Image Comics:
The Activity (4): #5 =, #6 =
Dancer (3): #1
Fatale (4): #4 =, #5 =
Manhattan Projects (4): #2 =
Mind The Gap (5): #1
Morning Glories (3): #18 =
Near Death (3): #7 =, #8 +
Saga (4): #2 =, #3 +
Savage Dragon (4): #179 =
Secret (4): #1
Supreme (4): #63, #64 =

Marvel Comics:
The Amazing Spider-Man (4): #683 -, #684 =, #685 =, #686 =
Astonishing X-Men (3): #2 –
Avengers (3): #24.1 =, #25 =, #26 –
Avengers Academy (3): #28 =, #29 -, #30 =
Avengers Assemble (2): #2 +, #3 =
Captain America (4): #10 =, #11 +, #12 +
Captain America & Hawkeye (3): #629 =, #630 =, #631 =
Defenders (4): #5 =, #6 =
Fantastic Four (4): #605 +, #605.1 +, #606 =
FF (4): #16 +, #17 =
The Mighty Thor (3): #12 -, #12.1 =, #13 =, #14 =
New Avengers (3): #24 – #25 +
New Mutants (4): #40 = #41 =
The Punisher (4): #9 =, #10 +, #11 =
Scarlet Spider (4): #4 =, #5 =
Secret Avengers (3): #25 =, #26 -, #27 –
Ultimates (4): #9 =, #10 =
Ultimate Spider-Man (4): #9 =, #10 =
Ultimate X-Men (3): #10, #11 -, #12 =
Uncanny X-Force (3): #23 -, #24 =, #25 =
Uncanny X-Men (3): #10 =, #11 =, #12 –
Winter Soldier (4): #4 =, #5 +
Wolverine (3): #304 +, #305 =
Wolverine & The X-Men (5): #8 =, #9 =, #10 =
X-Factor (4): #234 =, #235 =, #236 =
X-Men (3): #27 =, #28 –
X-Men Legacy (3): #265 =, #266 –

Oni Press:
The Sixth Gun (4): #22 =

Valiant:
X-O Manowar (4): #1

One Response
    • I agree that the Joe and TMNT titles are holding strong at the moment. They are fast paced stories that are building well. Similarly, Young Justice from DC is a consistent book. While I shy away from subjective statistics, it is another title that holds its own month to month.  Venom has also been on a steady string of issues since the Circle of Four cross over despite the rushed beginning issues.

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