April sales were definitely a pick-me-up for the comics industry. Even the sedate industry news site ICv2 used the blurb “Comics and Graphic Novel Sales Surge”
This year’s best selling graphic novels show a wide range of material from a strikingly diverse group of creators.
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. […]
A comics business conference early in NYCC has been a tradition for a long time, with Milton Griepp of the pop culture industry business site ICv2.com usually delivering a white paper and other industry heavy hitters speaking out. This year’s event will be a little different though: ReedPOP and ICv2 have joined forces for something […]
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, […]
…but the only area that showed growth was graphic novel sales. TOLJA! ALSO: Graphic novel sales beat periodical sales, $590 million to $405 million. So please take that “periodicals are ruling comics!!!!!’ talk else where. That’s the number from the annual joint Comichron/ICv2 report on the State of the Industry. According to their release (emphasis […]
At last week’s Marvel retailer retreat, the publisher and the merchants hashed things out.
As The Beat told you last week, Marvel has just their first retailer summit in nearly 20 years, in which 14 retail organizations from the Top 300 Marvel accounts were invited to meet with Axel Alonso, David Gabriel and other top execs to talk about the steps Marvel is taking to improve sales.
Let’s round-up all the sale charts we can, shall we? ICv2 numbers are out and show sales slippage: Comics and graphic novel sales to North American comic stores declined 4.25% in November vs. the year ago period, according to information released today by Diamond Comic Distributors. And that understates the true decline, because November […]
Phew! Busy Thursday afternoon. We’re here live at the ICv2 White Cup bringing you the latest from the annual industry event that features in depth sales chat and more. There are four speakers at this event and for the next two hours, I’ll be liveblogging all the news for your eager eyes. First up is […]