Sales figures for the comic book direct market have been published for the month of October, and The Savage Hawkman has cracked the Top 50 for the second straight month.
According to Comichron, Savage Hawkman #2 sold 42,987 units, enough to place it in 49th spot for the month. In September, Savage Hawkman #1 sold 50,359 issues, which put the title in 41st spot. This represents a 14.6% dropoff from #1 to #2, which seems about average if not a little higher than average. Still, it is not unexpected to have a decrease in sales from #1 to #2 of any series.
For reference, volume 4 of Hawkman, released in 2002, had sales of 52,298 for #1, which placed it an amazing 15th position for the month of March '02. Issue #2 moved 44,459 units, a drop of... 14.9%. Pretty close huh?
Also, it's pretty telling that moving 52k units in 2002 netted a Top 20 book, but moving that many books last month would have placed the title in 33rd spot.
Anyway, it's still too early to tell what the future holds for the title, but one thing is for sure -- The Savage Hawkman is certainly not a flop, nor is it one of the breakout books of the New 52. It's right where I figured it would be -- in the middle.
All sales figures from Comichron!