Sales Charts: DC shrinks the gap as comics sales send mixed messages

Saga Volume 6

Diamond just released their June sales figures with quarter-to-quarter  comparisons as well as the regular month to month. June 2016 was up an insane amount over May, but June, brief as it is,  was a five week month as compared to May’s four. Year to year comparisons are also skewed as June 2015 was a four […]

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; […]

Batman and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers lead March Sales


      Marvel remained the #1 publisher accoridng to sales figures just released by Diamond, but they lost some of their dollar share from February, as Boom gained a little market share. Boom’s big win was a #2 slot on the periodical chart for the first issue of their surprise hit Mighty Morphin’ Power […]

C2E2 Diamond Retailer Breakfast: Valiant to introduce major new female character and more news


Announcements from Diamond, Marvel, Action Lab, and Valiant Comics at the C2E2 Diamond Retailers Breakfast, including Civil War 2: Amazing Spider-Man #1, 300,000 in sales for Black Panther #1, and a major new female character for Valiant.

Diamond: Dark Knight III leads February sales charts but questions remain


Marvel continued its dominance of DC, although by a lesser margin than January, when DC’s dollars/units were literally half of Marvel’s. However Dark Knight  III was back on the charts, helping DC raise its numbers and leading periodical sales. Marvel led DC 42.19% to 29.01% in dollars and 40.78%  to $26.00 in units. Image Comics cruised […]

Diamond Retailer Summit returns to Baltimore 8/31-9/2


Diamond’s annual Retailer Summit will once again be held in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic Con this year. The summit takes place AUgust31/September 2 with the theme “Future Vision: Building the Comic Book Shop of Tomorrow”. The event traditionally moves around, but the Baltimore location is a handy one as it’s down the road from […]

Image Comics Partners with PREVIEWS to Announce IMAGE+ Magazine


Talk about some stunning Friday night news! At ComicsPRO tonight, Image Comics announced that they would be partnering up with Diamond to launch Image+, a monthly magazine that will ship with the long running PREVIEWS catalog. Clocking in at 64 pages each month, each of the first 12 issues of the magazine will feature four […]

Hires and promotions at Diamond


      Just ahead of the holidays, Diamond has announced several promotions, a hire and some changes in how the distributor deals with retailers. • Nicholas Sinisi has been hired as Sales Manager at Diamond Book Distributors, where he’ll be working with independent bookstores, Hastings,  Bookazine and special sales. He will report to Emily Botica, […]

Dark Knight and Sandman lead November sales, but Marvel still #1


  The DC empire struck back in November, with Dark Knight III issue #1 and the collected Sandman Overture leading periodicals and graphic novels sales respectively, according to November sales charts just released by Diamond. But it wasn’t enough to dislodge Marvel from the top spot in both dollars and units, despite the $5.99 price […]