Hey, this column is monthly again! This could be a great time for celebration but, helas, time are grim for Marvel sales reports. The crisis is here. Anything selling more than 40K is a supra–hit and any title managing to not fall under 20K before its 12th issue can be deemed a moderate success.
Finishing up our look at the May sales band charts, it’s time to contrast the relative health and performance of DC and Marvel… and we’ll throw in Image just for giggles. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty […]
Continuing where we left off yesterday, next on the list are the May Sales of Image and the other Independent publishers. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty accurate for U.S. Direct Market sales with the following caveats: […]
Next up is Marvel’s sales band chart for May. And Marvel’s sales are a little more complicated to look at than you might think. Standard disclaimers: The numbers are based on the Diamond sales charts as estimated by the very reliable John Jackson Miller. These charts are pretty accurate for U.S. Direct Market sales with […]
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 […]