Marvel Month-to-Month Sales May 2016: To Be Able To Count Past Issue 12 Or Not? That’s The Question.

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by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please adress your complaints to my «it’s-always-weird-for-most-french-people-to-see-that-many-US-flags-when-we-travel-because-we-are-ashamed-of-our-own, mostly-a-symbol-of-racism-and-intolerance» country. First, please excuse me again for the lateness of this column. As it was finished, a leak of the Marvel line-up post Civil War 2 appeared. […]

Sales Charts: June was one of the biggest sales months in 20 years

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      by John Jackson Miller (Reprinted with permission from Comichron.) Eleven comic books sold more than a hundred thousand copies to comics retailers in North America and two topped a quarter million, according to Comichron’s analysis of data released by Diamond Comic Distributors. Those two copies — Marvel’s Civil War II #1and DC’s […]

Sales Charts: DC shrinks the gap as comics sales send mixed messages

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Diamond just released their June sales figures with quarter-to-quarter  comparisons as well as the regular month to month. June 2016 was up an insane amount over May, but June, brief as it is,  was a five week month as compared to May’s four. Year to year comparisons are also skewed as June 2015 was a four […]

Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Ghosts’ has a 500,000 copy first printing

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According to publisher promotional materials, Ghosts, the new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier will have a 500,000 copy first printing. I believe this is the biggest first printing ever for a pure graphic novel. (not counting Wimpy Kid this time.) In other words, Raina rules! We finally have a legit home grown best selling cartoonist […]

Sales Charts: Rebirth tightens the race in May but a million comics sales are missing

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The Top Ten and other charts are out for May, and as expected Rebirth #1, the one shot ushering in a new age for Dc COmics, was the #1 periodical, with Civil War right behind. You can see all the charts below. The shares gap between Marvel and DC tightened up a bit (and should […]