The sales numbers for all six issues of the Beware The Batman comic series, which ended publication in March 2014, are now available. The comic book, from publisher DC Comics and DC Entertainment, was based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name. Expanding on the continuity of the Beware The Batman cartoon, the comic spotlighted Batman as he faced off against the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana. The animated series is currently airing Saturday nights at 3:00am (ET/PT) as part of the Toonami programming block on Adult Swim, recently returning to air after an extended broadcast hiatus.
Beware the Batman Issue #1 – 19,830
Beware the Batman Issue #2 – 10,368
Beware the Batman Issue #3 – 8,627
Beware the Batman Issue #4 – 7,226
Beware the Batman Issue #5 – 6,494
Beware the Batman Issue #6 – 6,069
After the standard second issue drop, where comic titles tend to drop between 30 – 60% of initial sales, the series fell an average of 12% per issue until its final month. Please note these numbers do not take digital or newsstand sales into account.
For the entire duration of the comic title’s run, the animated source material was on hiatus from Cartoon Network. The original report on the Beware The Batman‘s removal from the network schedule can be found here. The Beware The Batman comic series debuted in October 2014, releasing new issues on a monthly schedule until DC Comics cancelled the title with issue #6. A statement from DC Entertainment concerning the cancellation of the Beware The Batman comic book can be found right here at The World’s Finest.
For comparison, the final issue of the Young Justice comic series finished with just over 7,000 units sold for issue #25. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series comic finished below 5,000 with issue #14.
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