There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here already and we just don’t know it – or don’t want to admit it. Certainly, this week’s BookScan report was a different look…and, I think, a significant […]
Xavier dives into another set of Marvel sales figures!
A funny thing happened at C2E2, or at least it made me laugh when I found out. It seems the February Sales Band Charts became the public face of DC’s promotional efforts. I hadn’t really noticed until somebody sent me a picture of a slide from Dan DiDio’s presentation and sure enough, there was my […]
By Brian Hibbs So, right now Marvel comics is in a little spot of trouble. In February 2017 Marvel’s best-selling ongoing superhero title barely passed 60k on the Diamond chart estimates. They ran three “event” style crossovers – “IvX”, which sold fewer copies than that, and “Clone Conspiracy” and “Monsters Unleashed”, neither of which cracked […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 49 comics in February, […]
Berserk, the best selling manga by Kentaro Miura, is big in Japan and since it launched from Dark Horse in 2003 it’s been a solid hit here with more than 1.2 million copies sold. That makes it one of the most successful seinen (older male) manga series ever in the US. After a three year […]
Xavier Lancel dives into January’s and February’s Marvel sales!
At Publishers Weekly, the kids department is rounding up some facts and figures for 2017, including all the best sellers via Bookscan. You can see all the numbers here, but I’ve pulled out the GNs and the mixed use titles (Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries) and highlighted two titles in red, a MArvel story book […]
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. Things get a little different when you get into the independent comics world. The sales tend to be clustered in a subset of shops, with high […]
Periodically (pun intended), it’s useful to take a look at where the sales of a publisher’s titles are clustered. It helps widen the picture of how things are going. The idea is to break the sales chart into 10K slices. How many titles or issues sold 100K copies or more? How many sold 90K-99K? How […]