Girl Genius Sales Data
Before it became a webcomic, Girl Genius was a comic book.
The first three issues had black and white interiors and cost $2.95.
Starting with #4, they went full-color and consequently upped the cost
to $3.95. There was also a "zero issue" called Girl Genius: The
Secret Blueprints, but as it was not a comic that told a story
(and I don't have data for it), it is not included below.
|1||Feb 2001||no data||no data||n/a||n/a|
|2||Apr 2001||169||4853||no data||2|
- This is how the issue rated compared to other titles released that
month. For example, #2 was the 169th best-seller that month.
- This only reflects order made by comic book shops. It does not
indicate how many were actually purchased by consumers. Nor does it
count copies sold directly by Studio Foglio. For comparison of
printed versus sold, Kaja Foglio is on record saying they "printed
8500 [copies each] of issues 11 and 12."
- The percentage increase or decrease in sales compared to the
previous month. For example, there was a 15% increase for orders of
#3 over #2.
- The number of months between that issue and the previous one.
Girl Genius was originally on a bi-monthly schedule. It later
went quarterly, but often missed the mark. (In Studio Foglio's
defense, the delay for #11 was caused by them licensing Girl Genius to
WizKids, only to see WizKids acquired by Topps who proceeded to do
nothing with it before they got the rights back.) It has been
frighteningly regular since becoming a webcomic.