We’ve been noting on Diamond’s charts that graphic novels sales in 2017 are down quite a bit from 2016, at least for the first few months of the year. I’ve heard from some publishing folks that BookScan’s GN numbers are also down. No one I’ve spoken to has been able to pinpoint the exact cause, […]
I’ve said here a zillion times that kids graphic novels are the fastest growing category in comics, and here’s a report from the Children’s Institute conference that backs all this up with numbers. The report was presented by NPD Book, a data service which acquired Nielsens’ BookScan service back in January, so this is straight from […]
Say what you will about the storyline, Secret Empire #0 was the #1 comic for April according to the statistics just released by Diamond. Marvel also widened its traditional lead over DC after falling behind in units in March. Marvel topped DC 34.95% to 30.49% in dollars and 38.23% to 34.34% in units, still a bit […]
David Carter examines DC Comics’ March sales numbers
A funny thing happened at C2E2, or at least it made me laugh when I found out. It seems the February Sales Band Charts became the public face of DC’s promotional efforts. I hadn’t really noticed until somebody sent me a picture of a slide from Dan DiDio’s presentation and sure enough, there was my […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 49 comics in February, […]
The March sales numbers from Diamond have several headline worthy metrics: DC surpassed Marvel in units – but not dollars – for the first time in a non-relaunch period.
Xavier Lancel dives into January’s and February’s Marvel sales!
Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.
DC moved a total of 2.66 million comics through Diamond-NA in February over 82 different titles, down about 200K from the previous month (on two fewer titles), and more than 750K more than February 2016.
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. The idea is to break the sales chart into 10K slices. While it’s not particularly insightful to compare DC and Marvel to most of the independent […]