IDW Publishing Godzilla Comic Sales

First Published: 02/17/2012
Updated: 12/21/2016

IDW Publishing has been releasing Godzilla comics for over a year now, having one of the company's largest success stories with the breakaway performance of Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1. With the character continuing to sell well in the format and with a track record of data available, this report aims to meter how the King of the Monsters has been faring in various issues on the market since IDW took the reigns.

To do this, data has been compiled from using sales estimates provided by Diamond Comics Distributors, the largest comic distributor in the United States. Estimates are given on a monthly basis, meaning that most of the data here reflects when a comic was initially ordered or if it saw a lot of orders and sales in a past month to merit a readjustment.

Best Sellers Data

This first series of data presents the sales in order of copies estimated to be sold. Please note the data reflects primarly issues sold to retailers, such as comic book shops.

While the ongoing series has generally sold better than its mini-series counterparts, the onging also has the lowest sellers on the list as well. Overall, the two have held up pretty well in contrast to each other. For reference, the top selling mini-series comic is Godzilla in Hell #1.

  1. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 69,662
  2. Godzilla in Hell #1 - 15,388
  3. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #4 - 14,890
  4. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #3 - 14,588
  5. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #2 - 14,492
  6. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #5 - 14,232
  7. Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #1 - 13,292
  8. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #6 -12,525
  9. Godzilla in Hell #4 - 12,408
  10. Godzilla in Hell #3 - 12,332
  11. Godzilla in Hell #5 - 12,023
  12. Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #2 - 12,018
  13. Godzilla #1 - 11,993
  14. Godzilla Cataclysm #1 - 11,868
  15. Godzilla in Hell #2 - 11,278
  16. Godzilla Oblivion #2 - 11,192
  17. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #7 - 11,141
  18. Godzilla The Half-Century War #1 - 11,010
  19. Godzilla Oblivion #1 - 10,750
  20. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #8 - 10,638
  21. Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #3 - 10,526
  22. Godzilla Legends #1 - 10,330
  23. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,879
  24. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #1 - 9,813
  25. Godzilla #2 - 9,756
  26. Godzilla The Half-Century War #3 - 9,709
  27. Godzilla The Half-Century War #2 - 9,453
  28. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294
  29. Godzilla #3 - 9,282
  30. Godzilla Oblivion #3 - 9,208
  31. Godzilla The Half-Century War #4 - 9,090
  32. Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #4 - 9,061
  33. Godzilla The Half-Century War #5 - 8,884
  34. Godzilla Rage Across Time #3 - 8,872
  35. Godzilla Rage Across Time #2 - 8,859
  36. Godzilla Cataclysm #2 - 8,859
  37. Godzilla #4 - 8,767
  38. Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #5 - 8,725
  39. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #11 - 8,677
  40. Godzilla Cataclysm #3 - 8,624
  41. Godzilla #5 - 8,596
  42. Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 - 8,508
  43. Godzilla Rage Across Time #4 - 8,500
  44. Godzilla Legends #2 - 8,465
  45. Godzilla Oblivion #5 - 8,407
  46. Godzilla #6 - 8,128
  47. Godzilla Legends #3 - 8,013
  48. Godzilla Cataclysm #4 - 7,981
  49. Godzilla Rage Across Time #5 - 7,950
  50. Godzilla Cataclysm #5 - 7,892
  51. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #12 - 7,890
  52. Godzilla #7 - 7,689
  53. Godzilla #8 - 7,623
  54. Godzilla Legends #5 - 7,498
  55. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #2 - 7,483
  56. Godzilla Legends #4 - 7,454
  57. Godzilla #9 - 7,194
  58. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #16 - 7,181
  59. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #17 - 7,167
  60. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #15 - 7,156
  61. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #14 - 7,144
  62. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #3 - 7,080
  63. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #18 - 7,065
  64. Godzilla #10 - 6,992
  65. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #13 - 6,980
  66. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #19 - 6,964
  67. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #5 - 6,920
  68. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #11 - 6,917
  69. Godzilla #11 - 6,905
  70. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #4 - 6,820
  71. Godzilla #12 - 6,782
  72. Godzilla Rage Across Time #1 - 6,758
  73. Godzilla #13 - 6,741
  74. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #25 - 6,707
  75. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #21 - 6,694
  76. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #10 - 6,677
  77. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #6 - 6,653
  78. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #20 - 6,588
  79. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #7 - 6,587
  80. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #9 - 6,531
  81. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #8 - 6,530
  82. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #22 - 6,447
  83. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #23 - 6,407
  84. Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #24 - 6,384

Historical Sales Data

Below is sales data organized by its month. It gives an overall idea of trends. It should be noted that this list only shows sales for a particular month if the comic sold enough to place it amongst one of the top 300 selling issues for that period.

Due to the front loaded nature of comic sales, the Godzilla issues rarely trended more than one month, but there are a few exceptions.

March 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 58,879

April 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #2 - 14,492
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #1 - 10,783

May 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #3 - 14,588

June 2011
Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #1 - 13,292
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #4 - 7,570

July 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #5 - 13,750
Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #2 - 11,611
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #4 - 7,320

August 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #6 -12,524
Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #3 - 10,525

September 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #7 - 11,141
Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #4 - 9,061

October 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #8 - 10,637
Godzilla Gangsters & Goliaths #5 - 8,725

November 2011
Godzilla Legends #1 - 10,329
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #9 - 9,878

December 2011
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #10 - 9,294
Godzilla Legends #2 - 8,465

January 2012
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #11 - 8,677
Godzilla Legends #3 - 8,013

February 2012
Godzilla Kingdom of Monsters #12 - 8,508
Godzilla Legends #4 - 7,454

March 2012
Godzilla Legends #5 - 7,454

May 2012
Godzilla #1 - 11,993

June 2012
Godzilla #2 - 9,756

July 2012
Godzilla #3 - 9,282

August 2012
Godzilla The Half-Century War #1 - 11,010
Godzilla #4 - 8,767

September 2012
Godzilla The Half-Century War #2 - 9,453
Godzilla #5 - 8,596

October 2012
Godzilla The Half-Century War #3 - 9,709
Godzilla #6 - 8,128

November 2012
Godzilla #7 - 7,689

December 2012
Godzilla The Half-Century War #4 - 9,090

January 2013
Godzilla #8 - 7,623
Godzilla #9 - 7,194

February 2013
Godzilla #10 - 6,992

April 2013
Godzilla The Half-Century War #5 - 8,884
Godzilla #11 - 6,905

May 2013
Godzilla #12 - 6,782

June 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #1 - 9,813

July 2013
Godzilla #13 - 6,741

August 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #2 - 7,483
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #3 - 7,080

September 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #4 - 6,820

October 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #5 - 6,920

November 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #6 - 6,653

December 2013
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #7 - 6,587

January 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #8 - 6,530

February 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #9 - 6,531

March 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #10 - 6,677

April 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #11 - 6,917

May 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #12 - 7,890

June 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #13 - 6,980

July 2014
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #14 - 7,144

August 2014
Godzilla Cataclysm #1 - 11,868
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #15 - 7,156

September 2014
Godzilla Cataclysm #2 - 8,859
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #16 - 7,181

October 2014
Godzilla Cataclysm #3 - 8,624
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #17 - 7,167

November 2014
Godzilla Cataclysm #4 - 7,981
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #18 - 7,065

December 2014
Godzilla Cataclysm #5 - 7,892
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #19 - 6,964

January 2015
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #20 - 6,588

March 2015
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #21 - 6,694
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #22 - 6,447

April 2015
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #23 - 6,407

May 2015
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #24 - 6,384

July 2015
Godzilla in Hell #1 - 15,388
Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #25 - 6,707

August 2015
Godzilla in Hell #2 - 11,278

September 2015
Godzilla in Hell #3 - 12,332

October 2015
Godzilla in Hell #4 - 12,408

November 2015
Godzilla in Hell #5 - 12,023

March 2016
Godzilla Oblivion #1 - 10,750

April 2016
Godzilla Oblivion #2 - 11,192

May 2016
Godzilla Oblivion #3 - 9,208

June 2016
Godzilla Oblivion #4 - 9,766

July 2016
Godzilla Oblivion #5 - 8,407

August 2016
Godzilla Rage Across Time #1 - 6,758

October 2016
Godzilla Rage Across Time #2 - 8,859
Godzilla Rage Across Time #3 - 8,872

November 2016
Godzilla Rage Across Time #4 - 8,500
Godzilla Rage Across Time #5 - 7,950