Diamond July figures are out and they are still sluggish. Marvel is ahead of DC by the usual margins again, but sales are down a massive amount from July 2016 – which is because a year ago Rebirth was all the rage. Last summer was one of the biggest periods in recent comics sales for […]
Secret Empire contued to make the top ten, but it was Zdarsky, Kubert, and Bellaire’s Spider-Man that led what was a pretty blah June, accoridng to sales figures just released by Diamond. Marvel and DC both improved their market share a bt, and the cgap between the two stayed fairly stable from May – Marvel […]
Here’s a good team-up for comics shops: Stranger Things 2, the follow-up to the beloved kids meets creepy thigns in the 80s series will be a title sponsor for Diamond’s Halloween ComicFest promotion on Saturday, October 28th, The promotions includes in-store activations, branded merchandise and more. As Halloween ComicFest’s title sponsor, store bags and printed promotional […]
As the western part of the nation struggles in 120-degree heat nothing will cool you down faster than thinking about Halloween! And Diamond has just revealed the line-up for its October Halloween ComicFest promotion. The event will come with a T-shirt by Francesco Francavilla. Just looking at these images is making me think of hot […]
The May sales charts are out from Diamond, and Marvel still leads, with three issues of Secret Empire hitting the Top 10 and issue #1 topping the chart. Marvel widened the gap with DC by a few percentage points in both dollars and units. Guardians of the Galaxy tie in titles, and the “Origins” Wonder […]
Say what you will about the storyline, Secret Empire #0 was the #1 comic for April according to the statistics just released by Diamond. Marvel also widened its traditional lead over DC after falling behind in units in March. Marvel topped DC 34.95% to 30.49% in dollars and 38.23% to 34.34% in units, still a bit […]
At last week’s Diamond Retailer Summit, nothing got a bigger reaction than this video explaining how Diamond has upgraded their Olive Branch packing facility. When this film was shown during breakfast, the room fell silent. The phrase “rapt with attention” is overused, but this ode to put orders, pick stations, conveyor belts and resolute yet […]
I haven’t been to C2E2 in Chicago since 2013, the last time the Diamond Retailer summit was held there, but the summit is back…and so is the Beat! Yeehaw! Can’t wait to have some authentic Chicago dogs. Tireless Torsten Adair has yet to post his “How to Get Around” notes for 2017, but here’s the […]
The March sales numbers from Diamond have several headline worthy metrics: DC surpassed Marvel in units – but not dollars – for the first time in a non-relaunch period.
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.