DC sinks to half of Marvel’s market share as sales drop in January

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There were a lot of drops in January’s sales charts — however, some of them may not have been as steep as they seem.

Marvel’s domination of DC increased in January sales figures just released by Diamond, as DC’s market share was exactly half of Marvel’s. Ouch. Holdin’ on for a Rebirth, alright.

If you like Amazon sales charts, you’ll love this link


Oh speaking of Amazon, I didn’t realize that they have sub categories in all their best seller list now. Thus you can not only see what’s selling in the main graphic novel category (answer: coloring books) but in more than a dozen subcategories, such as Manga, Romance Manga, Superheroes and How to Create Comics and Manga.And when you click on some of them, like Publishers, you get sales charts for the top 7 or 8 publishers in one click. (Can you feel teh excitement??!!??)

When you click on Graphic novels you get a Russian nested doll of genre categories, all the way down to zombies.

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales November 2015: The Saga Continues


by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]

Lumberjanes and Young Terrorists led indie graphic novel sales for Diamond in 2015


Diamond has released their total year end charts showing the top 1000 comics and graphic novels and the top 100 in 0ther categories. This is in addition to the overall market information released earlier in the week. We’ve uploaded them here:

More 2015 sales analysis: two-thirds of Diamond sales are comic books


      By John Jackson Miller [Reprinted with permission from Comichron] The comics market’s growth accelerated in 2015, with a strong finish to the year helping to negate a weaker third quarter, according to Comichron’s analysis of end-of-year data released byDiamond Comic Distributors. Comics retailers ordered more than $579 million in comic books, graphic […]

Will 2016 be bleh, meh, or somewhere in between for comics sales?


2015 was a great year for comics, but comics sales were generally up in single digits, which is not a bad thing, but less growth than before. There have been many “storm on the horizon” type analyses, with Todd Allen summing up many of the existing risk factors. Recently retailer Brian Hibbs served up a heaping […]