While 2017 is still looking to be a down year, for comics sales, statistics for October sales just released by Diamond Comics distributors show that sales stabilized a bit. Graphic novels even showed a 2% increase over the same month last year, which was a huge month as John Jackson Miller notes. Marvel shipped […]
The other day we noted that writer Jim Zub had posted some fascinating info about the trade and digital sales of his ongoing series Wayward. Well in a follow up he looked atthe sales of Skullkickers, his Image book which ended in 2015 but left Zub deep in the red on printing and other costs. […]
Creator Jim Zub has been charting the sales on his Image published titles for a while now and he just gave an update on Wayward complete with the charts and graphs we are so in love with here:
Big time comics events including Marvel Legacy #1 and Dark Nights Metal continued to lead periodical comics sales charts for September, according to the numbers released by Diamond this week. Legacy was the #1 book, with estimated sales of 298,000 copies according to Comichron, making it the #1 book of the year thus far. Venomverse […]
It was a full day of survival and revelations as New York Comic Con 2017 opened. Plus, why Geoff Johns needs to be in R. Sikoryak’s Carousel.
While we have our BookScan numbers for sell through, and our Diamond estimates of sell-in in comics shops, we haven’t had reliable sell THROUGH numbers for what periodical comics actually sell to customer in stores. Retailers ave POS (point of sale) systems (although not all do) but aggregating them is a closely held industry secret. […]
I know things look kind of bad, especially the one year comparisons to August 2016. But recall that that month had DC’s best first-month sales of the modern Diamond era (the data I have goes back to March 2003). August 2017 was really just back to typical overall sales figures for DC.
by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my “come on, that Valerian movie wasn’t that bad” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing, please send me a message using my e-mail […]
And finally, the comparison chart of DC, Marvel and Image. So we can see where the biggest sales sit on the Direct Market Landscape. And at the end, we’ll look at the charts through the lens of Game of Thrones. Just because. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated […]
Now it’s time for a look at Marvel’s sales distribution charts for August. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty accurate for U.S. Direct Market sales with the following caveats: 1) you can add ~10% for UK sales, which […]