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


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

DC Universe Rebirth

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 […]

Comichron: Top Seven publishers have cut their slates by 12%


By John Jackson Miller (reprinted with permission from Comichron) There have been many Black Panther series over the years from Marvel, but the title has never been one to appear near the top of the sales charts. In April, the new series from Ta-Nahisi Coatesand Brian Stelfreeze not only was the comic book most ordered […]

Black Panther is #1 but comics sales continue to slip in April


If you were looking for signs that comics sales are getting out of their funk in 2016, April’s Diamond figures didn’t help. Black Panther #1 was the top selling comic, as expected, but a  16.19% drop in dollars and 21.49% drop in units from April 2015 was steep. Wonder Woman Earth One was the number one graphic novel; […]

Marvel Comics Month-to Month Sales March 2016: SPIDERS DON’T LIVE IN A CESSPOOL, BUT IN DEAD POOLS!


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 you-can-fire-and-insult-your-employee-for-being-gay-because-eh-he’s-a-hairdresser country. If this memorable French court decision hasn’t reached your side of the ocean, I’d be delighted to share it with you in the comment section. As expected, […]