While we have our BookScan numbers for sell through, and our Diamond estimates of sell-in in comics shops, we haven’t had reliable sell THROUGH numbers for what periodical comics actually sell to customer in stores. Retailers ave POS (point of sale) systems (although not all do) but aggregating them is a closely held industry secret. […]
I know things look kind of bad, especially the one year comparisons to August 2016. But recall that that month had DC’s best first-month sales of the modern Diamond era (the data I have goes back to March 2003). August 2017 was really just back to typical overall sales figures for DC.
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 “come on, that Valerian movie wasn’t that bad” country. For any information about the French magazine on US comics I’m editing, please send me a message using my e-mail […]
And finally, the comparison chart of DC, Marvel and Image. So we can see where the biggest sales sit on the Direct Market Landscape. And at the end, we’ll look at the charts through the lens of Game of Thrones. Just because. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated […]
Now it’s time for a look at Marvel’s sales distribution charts for August. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty accurate for U.S. Direct Market sales with the following caveats: 1) you can add ~10% for UK sales, which […]
The August sales estimates are out, so it’s time to take a look at the sales distribution charts and see where things fall in the market. As usual, we’ll start with DC. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty […]
It seems August’s sales numbers are the month when people finally roused themselves from their busy deck chair arranging schedule and cried out in terror that there was a big hole in the USS Comics Sales. I guess it was the 25% drop from August 2016 that did it. My own take was more measured, […]
Don’t call it a comeback? Comics/gn sales were up 12% in dollars compared to July with new events finding an audience, it seems.Although Marvel won the month of August, DC had the top three periodicals with Dark Nights: Metal #1 the top book followed by two Tom King Batman outings. Various Secret Empire and Generations […]
In Which I Tell a Comics Shop Owner How To Run His Business.
Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures. Many have noticed that DC have yet, a year in, to cancel any of their Rebirth series. Contrast this to the New 52, where several series didn’t make it past their eighth issues. This despite the fact that there […]