'Captain Marvel,' 'Journey Into Mystery' and 'Red She-Hulk' are all selling between 20,000 and 23,000 copies a month. To put that in perspective, the company these three books were keeping on the November 2012 sales figures ('Avengers Academy,' 'Age of Apocalypse,' 'Defenders' and 'X-Treme X-Men') have all been cancelled. Comparing these sales figures to their DC counterparts is even more disheartening (as a Marvel fan who wants to see these books succeed, that is. It's great for the industry!). 'Batgirl' comfortably sells 50,000 a month. 'Catwoman' and 'Wonder Woman' are just a little behind at 40,000. 'Batwoman' is leveling out in the mid-30,000 area. Objectively, I am pleased that DC has success with their female headliners. That's a step in the right direction. I just want the same thing for Marvel.
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