Doctor Strange Historical Sales Numbers


Version 1.16. Last updated: 10 August 2022.

Please note that sales data tend to suck hard.

Please note when comparing/contrasting large sales numbers from the 1960's with modern sales numbers, that while still a significant historical decline, pre-Direct-Market newsstand comics were returnable.

Thanks to all sources, ICv2, Michael Burns, Paul O'Brien, Comics Buyer's Guide, The Comics Chronicles, Tom Brevoort, Laura Gjovaag, and The Beat.

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Strange [2022-present]


 ISSUE  SALES           SALES              SOURCE(S)
        (Diamond Est.)  (Comichron Proj.)

 #1     44,967          124,908            Comichron: March 2022 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                                           (See link for new methodology. Since October 2021 when Marvel moved its distribution 
                                           to Penguin Random House, Diamond is estimated to represent only 36% of Marvel sales.
                                           Rank stat disregarded since DC no longer included; but Strange #1 is the top Marvel book.)

 #2     16,334          45,372             Comichron: April 2022 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops


Doctor Strange: Nexus Of Nightmares [2022 retro one-shot by Macchio]


 ISSUE  SALES           SALES              SOURCE(S)
        (Diamond Est.)  (Comichron Proj.)

 #1     10,075          27,986             Comichron: April 2022 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                                           (See link for new methodology. Since October 2021 when Marvel moved its distribution 
                                           to Penguin Random House, Diamond is estimated to represent only 36% of Marvel sales.
                                           Rank stat disregarded since DC not integrated into Comichron's main chart.)


Death Of Doctor Strange [2021-22]


 ISSUE  SALES           SALES              RANK  SOURCE(S)
        (Diamond Est.)  (Comichron Proj.)

 #1     75,346                             15th   Comichron: September 2021 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #2     50,200                             36th   Comichron: October 2021 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
          |
           ---------------                        There are no sales data for November 2021 #3 nor December 2021 #4
                          |                       due to a ransomware attack at Diamond.
                          |
 #5     15,527          43,130                    Comichron: January 2022 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                                                  (See link for new methodology. Since October 2021 when Marvel moved its distribution 
                                                  to Penguin Random House, Diamond is estimated to represent only 36% of Marvel sales.
                                                  Rank stat disregarded since DC not integrated into Comichron's main chart.)


Doctor Strange (Surgeon Supreme) [Waid] [2019-2020]


 ISSUE  SALES          RANK    SOURCE(S)

 #1     53,664         18th    Comichron: December 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
        +1,400-1,600           Comichron: October 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

 #2     26,440         64th    Comichron: January 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #3     23,126         78th    Comichron: February 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #4     21,291         82nd    Comichron: March 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #5                            Comichron: July 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops
                               (Sales and sales data/reporting wrecked by Covid-19 pandemic.)

 #6                            Comichron: August 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops
                               (Sales and sales data/reporting wrecked by Covid-19 pandemic.)
        +500-700               Comichron: September 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops


Doctor Strange [Waid] [2018-2019]


 ISSUE   SALES     RANK    SOURCE(S)

 #1      47,334    32nd    Comichron: June 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
 #1      +2,475            Comichron: July 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #2      33,184    46th    Comichron: June 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
 #2      +1,882            Comichron: August 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #3      33,303    49th    Comichron: July 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
 #3      +1,905            Comichron: August 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #4      32,603    60th    Comichron: August 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #5      31,890    62nd    Comichron: September 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #6      32,768    70th    Comichron: October 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #7      28,715    64th    Comichron: November 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #8      28,094    65th    Comichron: November 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #9      27,837    62nd    Comichron: December 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #10     33,603    60th    Comichron: January 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #11     23,488    75th    Comichron: February 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #12     26,480    73rd    Comichron: March 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #13     26,118    74th    Comichron: April 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #14     27,110    72nd    Comichron: May 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #15     23,493    78th    Comichron: June 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #16     25,249    91st    Comichron: July 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
 #16       +528            Comichron: August 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #17     27,289    69th    Comichron: August 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #18     26,959    73rd    Comichron: August 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #19     24,057    90th    Comichron: September 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #20     29,316    76th    Comichron: October 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 Doctor Strange Annual
 Ann #1  20,615    129th   Comichron: October 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 Marvel Tales: Doctor Strange
 #1       6,301    153rd   Comichron: November 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                           (Reprints Strange Tales #110, Doctor Strange #169, Doctor Strange #170, Marvel Fanfare #5.)

 Doctor Strange: The End
 #1      22,258    87th    Comichron: January 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 Marvel Action Classics Avengers Doctor Strange
 #1       2,633    318th   Comichron: February 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                           (IDW kiddie reprints of Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes #5 from 2008
                           and Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes #9 from 2009.)


Doctor Strange: Damnation [2018]


 ISSUE  SALES     RANK    SOURCE(S)

 #1     41,564    29th    Comichron: February 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
        +1,262            Comichron: March 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #2     32,900    47th    Comichron: March 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #3     30,260    58th    Comichron: March 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
          +951            Comichron: April 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #4     27,670    76th    Comichron: April 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops


Doctor Strange [2015-2018; #381-390]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 145,456 5th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, October 2015
Comichron: October 2015 Comic Book Sales Figures
#2 65,091 22nd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, November 2015
#3 57,135 32nd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, December 2015
#4 52,388 23rd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, January 2016
#5 47,933 26th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, February 2016
#6 52,440 23rd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, March 2016
#7 49,590 34th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, April 2016
LDM #1 39,161 48th Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic #1
ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, April 2016
#8 49,427 26th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, May 2016
#9 46,306 50th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, June 2016
#10 50,083 56th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, August 2016
Comichron: August 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#11 53,718 42nd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, September 2016
Comichron: September 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
Ann #1 44,778 62nd Doctor Strange Annual #1
ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, September 2016
Comichron: September 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#12 72,990 25th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, October 2016
Comichron: October 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#13 41,290 68th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, October 2016
Comichron: October 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
MA #1 31,185 104th Doctor Strange: Mystic Apprentice #1
ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, October 2016
Comichron: October 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#14 39,390 70th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, November 2016
Comichron: November 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#15 39,549 59th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, December 2016
Comichron: December 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#16 41,426 52nd Comichron: January 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#17 37,686 51st Comichron: February 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#1.MU 27,212 87th Doctor Strange: Monsters Unleashed #1.MU
Comichron: February 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#18 41,801 44th Comichron: March 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
#19 33,246 64th Comichron: April 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #21   32,142   73rd   Comichron: May 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
                       (came out before #20; Secret Empire tie-in)

 #20   31,497   75th   Comichron: June 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #22   35,982   58th   Comichron: June 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #23   32,745   61st   Comichron: July 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #24   28,992   76th   Comichron: August 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #25   29,526   82nd   Comichron: September 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #26   24,001  103rd   Comichron: October 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #381  47,942   34th   Comichron: November 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
         +862          Comichron: December 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
         +780          Comichron: February 2019 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
       +1,381          Comichron: March 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #382  24,286   82nd   Comichron: December 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
       +1,507          Comichron: January 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #383  23,021   91st   Comichron: December 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
       +1,273          Comichron: February 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
       +1,097          Comichron: February 2020 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #384  25,652   85th   Comichron: January 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops
       +1,285          Comichron: March 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #385  26,774   77th   Comichron: February 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #386  24,864   87th   Comichron: February 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #387  25,918   76th   Comichron: March 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #388  30,155   66th   Comichron: April 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #389  24,877   90th   Comichron: April 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #390  28,793   68th   Comichron: May 2018 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops


Doctor Strange And The Sorcerers Supreme [2016-2017]


 ISSUE  SALES   RANK    SOURCE(S)

 #1   149,710   3rd     ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, October 2016
                        Comichron: October 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #2    29,349   99th    ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, November 2016
                        Comichron: November 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #3    25,054   103rd   ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, Top 300 Comics, December 2016
                        Comichron: December 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #4    26,098   106th   Comichron: January 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #5    19,402   112th   Comichron: February 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #6    18,094   127th   Comichron: March 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #7    16,887   121st   Comichron: April 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #8    15,702   153rd   Comichron: May 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #9    15,129   154th   Comichron: June 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #10   14,539   141st   Comichron: July 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #11   13,482   157th   Comichron: August 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

 #12   13,275   153rd   Comichron: September 2017 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops


New Avengers Annual #1 [2014 one-shot solo Dr. Strange story]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 36,518 56th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, June 2014
Comichron: June 2014 Comic Book Sales Figures
The Beat: Marvel Month-to-Month Sales June 2014
sales likely benefited from the New Avengers title

Doctor Strange: Season One [2012 hardcover graphic novel by Pak/Rios]

[Amazon] [Comic Shop Locator]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
- 3,800 219th Comichron: 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures, Trade Paperbacks

NY Times Best Sellers, Hardcover Graphic Books, September 30, 2012
NY Times Best Sellers, Hardcover Graphic Books, October 7, 2012
NY Times Best Sellers, Hardcover Graphic Books, October 14, 2012
NY Times Best Sellers, Hardcover Graphic Books, October 21, 2012
"Doctor Strange Season One" makes the New York Times Bestsellers list four weeks running! [Greg Pak]

Did not appear in 2012 BookScan Top 750 year end report for the comics category? (750th book sold 2,641.)

Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault [2011 one-shot from the 90's by Stern/Vokes]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 11,248 153rd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, February 2011

The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange [2010 retro one-shot by various]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 10,148 171st ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, March 2010

Strange [2009-2010 miniseries by Waid]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 23,362 89th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, November 2009
#2 18,005 119th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, December 2009
#3 15,729 120th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, January 2010
#4 14,393 113th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, February 2010

Doctor Strange: The Oath [2006-07 miniseries]

[TPB on Amazon] [Comic Shop Locator]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 40,280 42nd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, October 2006
#2 29,824 84th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, November 2006
#3 27,046 80th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, December 2006
#4 26,179 77th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, January 2007
#5 25,665 74th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, February 2007

X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl [2006 miniseries]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 20,685 97th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, January 2006
#2 17,369 115th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, February 2006
#3 16,048 142nd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, March 2006
#4 15,606 125th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, April 2006
#5 15,382 137th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, May 2006

Strange [2004-05 miniseries by Straczynski]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 59,974 24th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, September 2004
#2 48,410 25th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, October 2004
#3 41,015 34th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, December 2004
#4 37,449 45th ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, February 2005
#5 36,970 53rd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, April 2005
#6 35,842 53rd ICv2: Diamond US DM Singles Estimate, June 2005

Doctor Strange: The Flight of Bones [1999 miniseries]

ISSUE SALES RANK SOURCE(S)
#1 47,700 44th CBGXtra: December 1998 Comic Book Estimated Preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors
#2 38,100 63rd CBGXtra: January 1999 Comic Book Estimated Preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors
#3 33,900 67th CBGXtra: February 1999 Comic Book Estimated Preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors
Michael Burns, rec.arts.comics.misc Usenet Post, "Top-selling comics for February 1999"
#4 32,900
32,500
78th CBGXtra: March 1999 Comic Book Estimated Preorders from Diamond Comic Distributors
Michael Burns, rec.arts.comics.misc Usenet Post, "Top 150 comics for March 1999"

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme [1988-96]

ISSUE or
FILING DATE
SALES SOURCE(S)
#19 65,800 Tom Brevoort's Marvel.com Weblog, 27 June 2007, internal Marvel DM sales documents for comics shipping June 1990
#20 61,700 Tom Brevoort's Marvel.com Weblog, 27 June 2007, internal Marvel DM sales documents for comics shipping June 1990
1 Oct 1992 109,514 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #51: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1 Oct 1995 23,861 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #85: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership

Doctor Strange [1974-87]

ISSUE or
FILING DATE
SALES SOURCE(S)
1 Oct 1980 105,427 Doctor Strange #46: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1 Oct 1981 98,255 Doctor Strange #52: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
11 Oct 1982 119,651 Doctor Strange #59: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
#65 68,800 Tom Brevoort's Marvel.com Weblog, 29 May 2007, internal Marvel DM sales documents for comics shipping April 1984
#66 66,500 Tom Brevoort's Marvel.com Weblog, 29 May 2007, internal Marvel DM sales documents for comics shipping April 1984
28 Sept 1984 121,574 Doctor Strange #71: Average Total Paid Circulation for the Preceding 12 Months as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership

Strange Tales [1960's] [#169-183]

YEAR SALES SOURCE(S)
1963 189,305 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1964 215,090 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1965 230,285 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
(Strange Tales #143: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership, Preceding 12 Months, Filing Date 1 October 1965)
1966 261,069 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1967 241,561 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership
1968 (ST/DS) 266,422 Comics Chronicles: Average Total Paid Circulation as Reported in Publisher's Statement of Ownership