Sales Charts: September was okay but has Marvel Now!’s crop rotation leeched the soil?


It’s that time of the month where comics sales pundits analyze monthly sales. ICv2 has it’s industry standard sales estimates, and praise for how DC turned the ship around with Rebirth. Comic sales in September demonstrate just how dramatic the “Rebirth” impact on DC Comics sales has been.  A year ago, in September 2015, there […]

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales August 2016: Summer Clothes


by Dave Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to July 2015’s 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 52 comics in August, compared […]

Sales Charts: DC leads Marvel for the third month in a row in September


September sales figures released by Diamond Comics distributors show DC holding on to its lead in both dollars and units, down a bit from August but still 13 points over Marvel in units, up from 12 last month. Month to month comparisons from August are down, but August was a five week month compared to September’s normal […]

Diamond: Comics sales up 40% from a year ago and DC sells nearly half of them


Great scott! Diamond has been leaking word that sales in August were okay, and now we see why: Not only are they proudly announcing 10.26 million UNITS shipped  – the highest number since 1996 – but in year to year comparisons, August 2016 was up more than 40% from August 2015!  Now granted that’s five weeks […]

The state of the industry UPDATED AND CORRECTED


Those who think comics need to ditch the direct market right this minute had better not read the latest news about Barnes and Noble. The last big box chain had a dismal quarter, fired its CEO, and is looking to shore things up. Concern about Barnes & Noble’s Nook business gave way to worries about […]