So how’s DC doing? Gently sliding to the right. They’re not collapsing and the DCU sales aren’t piling up in the dreaded 10K-19K category, but that upper list keeps shrinking.
So, it looks like theme variants are a thing now at Image? This month’s theme is April Fools.
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 a whopping 59 comics […]
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!