DC and Marvel swapped places atop the January sales charts just released by Diamond comics. Marvel Comics was January’s top publisher in dollars with a 34.30% retailer dollar share and a 36.69% unit share. But DC led in units shipped with a 38.94% unit share and a 33.80% retailer dollar share. Doomday Clock #3 was […]
Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.
Things were bad for DC in January. How bad? With records going back to March 2003, DC had its second worst average sales on record of 21,845, just barely beating the March 2009 low point of 21,792. The Vertigo line had its lowest average sales on record by far: 6,832, beating the previous average low of 7,055 in March 2015. And the median sales for both lines was even lower: 24,624 & 5,802 respectively.
DC shipped twenty fewer comics in January as compared to December (74 versus 94). Two titles not shipping in January were two of DC’s top sellers, Dark Knight III and Justice League. They moved a total estimated 1,616,524 comic units in January, compared to 2,640,519 in December, a difference of over a million units!