There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here already and we just don’t know it – or don’t want to admit it. Certainly, this week’s BookScan report was a different look…and, I think, a significant […]
The May sales charts are out from Diamond, and Marvel still leads, with three issues of Secret Empire hitting the Top 10 and issue #1 topping the chart. Marvel widened the gap with DC by a few percentage points in both dollars and units. Guardians of the Galaxy tie in titles, and the “Origins” Wonder […]
Xavier dives into another set of Marvel sales figures!
Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.
Two major happenings in April for DC: “The Button” crossover between Batman and The Flash that ties into the Rebirth über-plot; and the price increase of the DC Rebirth monthly titles from $2.99 to $3.99.
“The Button” obviously had a huge impact on sales for the two titles affected, and continues into next month as well (more on this the entires for the affected titles below).
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, […]