Many of those titles weren’t around last month.
Fair enough, I didn’t know which number was more important.
March 1993, What if…? #47, early, pre-fame (?) Busiek, 270,308, 253,000 . “What if Magneto took over the USA? (Part 2)”, so that 253,000 is presumably for Busiek’s part one.
Paid sales (12 month average) 163,767.
November 1998 - Avengers #10, Busiek and Perez. 236,730, 213,500 . Very surprising as I thought this was a really popular run, the big re-reboot after the mixed results of the Heroes Reborn experiment.
Paid sales (12 month average) 166,903.
In 1998 a marquee title with an all-star creative team is selling only 3,000 copies more than very low-tier “What if…?” 5 years earlier.
And “What if…?” in 1993 is selling double what Byrne/Claremont Uncanny X-Men was 10 years earlier.