By Kate Reynolds
If December was a rough month for comics, January gives us glimpses of several titles that haven’t been on the chart for quite some time. Titles like Purgatori from Dynamite Entertainment, Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone from IDW, and Zero from Image made reappearances that let us know how these series were doing.
This month 142 independent titles hit the top 300 list, which is up from last month’s total of 133. Even with the addition of nine titles to the list, sales were down 7.6% compared to last month’s 1,506,427. That brings the average number of comics sold to 9,867, which is also down from last month. There’s plenty of room for these numbers to grow in the year 2015.
In terms of individual publishers, Image leads with a 9.21% market share and a 8.91% unit market share. IDW comes in next with a 5.78% market share and a 4.52% unit market share, while Dark Horse is trails behind with a 4.01% market share and a 3.03% unit market share. Boom! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment compete fiercely; Boom! with a 2.26% market share and a 2.28% unit market share and Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.41% market share and a 2.22% market share.
UK and European Sales from Diamond UK are not represented in this chart.
Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Grepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates only.
10.) The Walking Dead #136 (Image) 9/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #131 (Mr) 69,810 (-2.95) 10/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) 326,334 (+367.5) 10/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #133 (MR) 69,561 (-78.7%) 11/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #134 (MR) 68,093 (-2.1%) 12/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #135 (MR) 67,361 (-1.1%) 1/1/2015 WALKING DEAD #136 (ddd) 66,097 (-1.9%)
Surprise surprise, The Walking Dead is still the best selling indie comic, with some minor attrition.
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