SDCC ’16: DC now sells more graphic novels than periodicals


A lot has been reported from DC’s press breakfasts but I don’t think anyone directly called out this headline…and what a headline it is. More of DC’s revenue comes from graphic novels and the backlist than periodicals. I’m told this has been true for several years. Of course the powerhouse performance of all-time sellers like Watchmen, […]

Statistics: eBay reveals hot pop culture franchises – Star Wars and Mr. Robot


Using data of sales and sales velocity on their auction platform ver the last ten years, eBay has taken crack at picking the most popular pop culture franchises. And to little surprise, the #1 franchise is Star Wars, with nearly $600 million in merchandise sold, followed by Batman with $216 million. Interestingly Marvel’s highest ranking […]

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


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


      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

Saga Volume 6

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 […]