by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] Continuing our look at November 2016 sales (to retailers) from the smaller publishers in the North American comic book market, it’s time to turn our attention to Los Angeles-based BOOM Studios. The company released 23 regular comics book issues last month, but the majority — 14, or 60.9 […]
by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] According to data from Diamond Distributers, and the monthly sales charts compiled ICv2.com and Comichron.com, Dark Horse Comics is America’s fifth largest comic book company, both in terms of dollar sales and units sold. In November 2016, the company solicited 28 regular comic books for sale to specialty […]
Image has announced that with 730,000 copies ordered, February’s THE WALKING DEAD #163 is the Direct Market’s highest ordered comic in nearly 20 years, a feat achieved, they note, without the aid of a subscription box such as Loot Crate. Now let’s add the asterisks. Although not a Loot Crate comic, TWD #163 does have a […]
Marvel led DC again in the ongoing Big Two battle, but overall numbers show that comics and GN sales in 2016 were essentially flat – either up or down by a percentage point. December and the quarter were generally down, although GNs were up from 4Q 2015. December was a four week month compared to […]
by Duke Harrington [originally posted at Shangalla.com] I’m a big fan of the monthly sales chart found over on The Beat. But while I seem to remember them covering smaller companies at one time, for a long time now they’ve only tracked to top three American comic book companies: Marvel, DC, and Image. Those three […]
Yesterday this tweet from Spirit of Retailing award winner Packrat Comics was going around: He's not bill collector or your Dad.Be a good subscriber & pick up your comics so he doesn't have to be so sad.@bleedingcool @CBR @Marvel pic.twitter.com/qNq195kkj9 — Packrat Comics (@Packrat_Comics) January 10, 2017 with a cosign from Atlas comics We […]
Image shipped 48 comics in November (a low number for them, even with it being a five-Wednesday month), compared to 55 in October and 52 in September. They shipped 62 in November 2015.
Publishers Weekly has an overview of bookstore sales in 2016, via Bookscan, and print sales edged up 3.3%, the third year of growth. The gains came from non-fiction, up 6.9% from 2015, with growth in the arts and crafts category (yes that’s adult coloring books), self help and religion. In adult fiction, sales were down […]
David Carter examine DC’s sales in November 2016!
Xavier Lancel examines Marvel’s November sales!