It was another year of amazing growth in 2016, and it brings the Top 750 to the highest numbers it has ever charted in the history of my tracking Bookscan – Now topping over ten million graphic novels sold! Amazing performance, and hopefully we can now stop talking forever about silliness like “the death of comics” or “the death of print”. Both are doing just fine!
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures. Still no sign of the Diamond end-of-year numbers for 2016; according to comics sales figures guru John Jackson Miller they are still forthcoming, though indefinitely delayed. One they are (finally) made available I’ll adjust the figures in the […]
DC drew even with Marvel in units while lagging in dollars in February’s sales charts, just released by Diamond, furthuring suspicions that Marvel’s periodical sales are slipping.
Diamond released sales figures for January 2017 this morning and units and dollars were way down from December – however that’s only to be expected from holiday sales. However, periodicals were up a but from January 201 while GNs were down. Overall comparisons were down quite a bit but it’s hard to make too much […]
CORRECTION: Diamond MAy still release the charts! The misunderstanding was all Miller’s but the status of the charts is still unknown. His calculations stand for now however. Miller has updated all his year-end charts using provisional information: As such, Comichron’s provisional rankings and market shares, which we’ve based on the previous twelve months’ estimates, now […]
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 “Isabelle Huppert is a goddess” country. This a weird month to analyse. The most disturbing thing is that the usual pattern fall from issue #1 do not work: some […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 47 comics in December, […]
David Carter dives in DC’s December 2016 sales!
The publishing industry is still in shock over the New York Times’ sudden decision to remove several of their bestseller lists – all done without telling publishers first. While many categories were affected by this, the outcry from the graphic novel/comics community was the loudest. And it was also the ONLY top lined category – along […]
OKAY one more chart. Publishers Weekly has more information on the Bookscan bookstore sales numbers, with a breakdown by genre. As we reported last week, Graphic Novels were up, although according to this piece it was only 11%, not the 12% previously reported. Probably a rounding error, or possibly dollars. This chart does give overall […]