31 Days of Halloween: EC Comics on sale at Comixology

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You can’t spell “horror comics” without EC—these finely drawn masterpieces of the macabre set a standard for illustrated chills that were so unsettling, they nearly got the whole comics industry shut down.

Fantagraphics has been reprinting the EC comics in handsome books devoted to various artists, including the late great Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels and John Severin. And they are on sale from Comixology until 11 pm tomorrow night.  Each book is only $10.99, and pound for pound this could be the best back for your horror buck possible.

You may have seen the stories excerpted here there and everywhere, but if you’ve never experienced these tales in quantity, this is a fine jumping on point. And shhhhhh, Harvey Kurtzman’s great war comics are also on sale.

 

ICV2 2014 Conference: White Paper: The Comics Customer: Who Is Reading All Those Comics?

While most comics fans started New York Comic Con on Thursday, the die-hard industry insiders and watchers began their “con crush” on Wednesday. ICV2.com once again hosted their annual conference at the Javits Center, choosing the theme: The New Comics Customer.

As is the tradition, each conference is inaugurated with an industry white paper. Milton Griepp, CEO of ICV2, collates a huge chunk of industry data and translates those numbers into words and pictures. [Read more…]

AdHouse books is having a sale!

There’s a great warehouse sale going on at AdHouse Books:

It’s been a few years since we had a SALE, so I thought we’d make some AdSelections available again. Also, we have a fair amount of inventory coming to the warehouse this season, so we need to make room. Any order of $40 or more will get free shipping via a paypal refund. Just remind me when you place your order. (Also, feel free to add any non-sale items from our regular catalog to your order. We’d love to put them on sale, too, but we don’t have the inventory to do so.)


AdHouse specializes in books that are attractive and daring but accessible as well. A few suggestions/perennials:

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Noirness
by Boulet.
$3.50
Amazing 24-hour comic by one of the boldest cartoonists working.

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Pope Hats #3
by Ethan Rilly.
$3.50
MULTIPLE award winning comic that picks up where the great comcis of the 90s like Optic Nerve and Love and Rockets let off.

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Centifolia Volume 1
by Stuart Immonen.
$10
Hello? Stuart Immonen. There’s a second volume as well.

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Driven by Lemons
by Joshua Cotter.
$10
Like all of Cotters books, this is difficult but ultimately rewarding.

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Duncan the Wonder Dog
by Adam Hines.
$12.50
Winner of the LA Times Graphic Novel Prize. The first in a planned 9-volume tale, this is anough to stand by itself exploring a world where animals can talk.

Cyber Monday: a few quick sales – Marvel, Bud Plant, comiXology, etc

This post may be added to throughout the day.

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Comixology is adding DC to it’s sale offerings.

Hero101Bud PLant Books has it’s first ever cybersale with some great savings on a ton of fantastic art and historical books.

3672597b 6Marvel has a sale allowing you to get Marvel Unlimited PLus for the price of Marvel Unlimited ($69 — pretty good deal.)

Martin cendreda 2 inside 2 460x460Poketo is having a Cyber Monday sale allowing you to by things like this amazing Martin Cendreda Adventure Time Wallet. Want.

Allie Brosh is probably the best selling cartoonist of the year

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Allie Brosh’s debut book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened came out earlier this week, and it’s selling very well. I took a snapshot of Amazon sales on Wednesday and just now. On Wednesday it was the #5 book over all, and it’s still the #8 book over all, indicating a steady stream of sales. (Amazon tagged it as the best book of the month.)

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I’m told that at a Wednesday night signing, Brosh signed for more than three hours, in front of a packed, SRO room, sketching in everyone’s book. Already a huge internet phenomenon, Brosh’s highly personal and hilarious stories speak directly to a huge audience of women and men who are still trying to figure things out—unlike Beat commenters who have EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT IN DETAIL AND AREN’T AFRAID TO LET EVERYONE ELSE KNOW IT.

I’ve already seen some traditional comics outlets questioning whether this is a book of “comics” or not—and of course there are long stretches of prose, accompanied by what are definitely cartoons. (I asked a Brosh fan of my acquaintance about the question of whether Brosh is a cartoonists or not and she literally snorted.) The drawings are crude, it must be said. In fact, they make Drabble look refined. But they reflect the personal nature of the work, the pain, occasional alienation, disappointment, and general flailing about that Brosh chronicles. Every young woman has felt like Brosh’s misshapen, wide-eyed squiggle at some time in their lives—myself included. It’s definitely comics. And you know what, comics industry, you need to embrace Allie Brosh as a cartoonist because, like I always say, DON’T DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM SUCCESS.

Also, when you click on Brosh’s Amazon page the most interesting thing is the “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” listing. (Click for larger.)
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The Oatmeal, Kate Beaton, Clare Belton. Today’s link is the XKCD book. Pretty clear indications of the ascendance of webcartoonists in the book reading (as opposed to fan) side of comics.

Anyway this is part of the wave of NEW READERS in comics. Part of why things are going so well right now. These are not your “pap pap” comics. Readers who are passionate about authors. I don’t expect anyone in the “comics-niscenti” end of things to ever accept Brosh as a cartoonist or to engage with her work. Luckily, that attitude doesn’t matter.

BONUS: long interview with Brosh at Mother Jones.

Top Shelf’s big $3 sale winds up today — don’t let it pass you by

Every year indie mainstay Top Shelf Holds a big $3 sale selected backstock that last for a few weeks. The 2013 sale ends today and you can get books for even a lot less than $1, as well as comics by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Craig Thompson and many many more. You can get some very awesome books for only $1. What are you waiting for? Seriously here are a few of the books you can get for ONE FRAKKING DOLLAR:

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THE PLAYWRIGHT by Eddie Campbell and Daren White. A very very dark humored but stunningly realistic portrait of a man who lets life pass him by until one day he doesn’t.

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TALES OF WOODSMEN PETE by Lilli Carré. Carré is one of our finest young cartoonists and this is the book that put her on the map, the rambling musings of a lonely woodsman. Lumberjack fetishists, this is for you.

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UNMARKETABLE by Tom Hart. This is probably my favorite post-9/11 graphic novel, a multi-leveled satire on commercialism and civil disobediance that has no chance of improving anything. IF YOU BUY THIS BOOK AND DON’T LIKE IT I WILL SEND YOU A DOLLAR!

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SULK #1 by Jeffrey Brown. This tiny volume includes tales of Big Head, Brown’s superhero character. If you like browns Star Wars book you’ll like the whimsical satire of this book.

Check out the rest of the sale before its too late; it’s full of gems like these.

On the Scene: MoCCA Fest 2013, Words from the Market-Wise at the ‘Art as Profession’ Panel

Holding panels in the wood-panelled bowels of the Armory this year at MoCCA Fest did bring a certain gravitas to the proceedings even if the location was a little difficult to locate for the unfamiliar. When I arrived at the “Art as Profession: Creating, Promoting, and Making Money in Comics” panel at 11:30 on Sunday the 7th of April, the room was already packed and couldn’t have squeezed in more than a couple more inquisitive souls. Judy Hansen (of Hansen Literary), Micah Spivak (of the Scott Eder Gallery), George Rohac (of Oni Press and Benign Kingdom), and Boulet (Gilles Roussel) appeared in a discussion moderated by The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald.

 IMG_5328Early on in the panel, Hansen predicted an “indie comics boom” when iPad and tablet resolution improves and pointed out that we’re currently in a “glitch period” where there’s a gray area and “lack of demarcation” between film, TV, and webisodes that’s blurring with the indie comics market. McDonald agreed, commenting upon this “period when nobody knows where it’s going”. Rohac reframed the situation from his perspective, stating a “steady climb” to “big success” for Oni Press in web comics, citing a commitment during Oni’s “switch over” with presenting digital comics to “putting everything out on time” which have driven sales up to a “really solid position”. His perspective suggested that orderliness is a way toward success during this ambiguous time.

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The Safe Haven of Batman

Some early morning ramble to go with your coffee. While all around us creators are struggling with editors, artists are flying from one series to another every three issues, books are chopped and movies are cut – there is a little oasis in the middle of the DC desert.

Batman.

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Comichron has all the tables you want about 2012 and the century thus far

Avengers Vs X MenWe often wonder what writer/industry analyst John Jackson Miller does for fun. Is it really crunching sales charts? Looking at his extensive 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures roundup, it doesn’t seem to be anything else. The above link will give you his estimates of the top 100 comics and graphic novels for 2012. Here’s his analysis of these charts. Including this interesting metric:

63 comics had orders of over 100,000 copies in 2012
129 comics had orders of 75,000-99,999 copies in 2012
403 comics had orders of 50,000-74,999 copies in 2012
At least 1,100 comics had orders of 25,000-49,999 copies in 2012

Compare that with 2010:

26 comics had orders of over 100,000 copies in 2010
68 comics had orders of 75,000-99,999 copies in 2010
209 comics had orders of 50,000-74,999 copies in 2010
648 comics had orders of 25,000-49,999 copies in 2010


In other words, more comics sold more copies in 2012 than 2010. How many? Miller estimates that 6 8 million MORE comics were sold in 2012.

Miller also runs the Top 300 Comics of the Century, noting:

Forty issues from 2012 made the Top 300 for the 21st Century list — that's a big number. There were 24 new entries that made the list in 2011, and only nine in 2010 (some of which were pushed off by this year's entries).

Although Jackson discourages pulling out any excerpts from his tables, here’s the Top 10 for the 21st Century so far:

1 Amazing Spider-Man 583 530,500
2 Walking Dead (including Chromium edition) 100 384,800
3 Civil War 2 341,900
4 Civil War 3 337,000
5 Civil War 1 328,500
6 Captain America 25 317,700
7 Uncanny Avengers 1 305,900
8 Civil War 4 291,000
9 Civil War 5 283,900
10 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 1 276,000


An event like Civil War in 2006 really blasted the chart to smithereens. These days, the dollars are spread way more widely.

Spider-Man and Walking Dead top December sales

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Marvel maintained its top publisher spot in both inits and dollars for December, as Diamond released preliminary charts for last month. The Marvel Now books made up 6 out of the top 10 comics, topped by the final issue of Amazing Spiderman. DC’s Batman titles had a strong showing, however.

Over in graphic novels, Image pretty much crushed it, not just with The Walking Dead but strong showings for Saga, Chew and Fatale as well, making for one of its strongest monthly shares in a while.

In comparative sales, 2012 was up in every category over 2011, although down less than 5% from November 2012.

Overall 2012 was a big honking year for comics.

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PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.40%

36.12%

DC COMICS

29.69%

34.84%

IMAGE COMICS

9.10%

8.49%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.82%

4.79%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.49%

4.56%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.60%

2.93%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.69%

1.88%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.13%

0.20%

VIZ MEDIA

0.94%

0.39%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.91%

0.75%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

9.23%

5.05%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

DECEMBER 2012 VS. NOVEMBER 2012

COMICS

-1.67%

-3.45%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-4.27%

-4.03%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-2.42%

-3.49%

DECEMBER 2012 VS. DECEMBER 2011

COMICS

19.03%

12.93%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.25%

6.65%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

15.74%

12.50%

FOURTH QUARTER 2012 VS. THIRD QUARTER 2012

COMICS

5.90%

6.71%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-1.57%

-11.29%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

3.50%

5.19%

FOURTH QUARTER 2012 VS. FOURTH QUARTER 2011

COMICS

9.51%

4.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.53%

13.86%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

11.00%

5.04%

YEAR 2012 VS. YEAR 2011

COMICS

14.94%

11.41%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.26%

13.66%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.72%

11.58%


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700

$7.99

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MAR

2

AVENGERS #1

$3.99

SEP120526-M

MAR

3

BATMAN #15

$3.99

OCT120183-M

DC

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15

$3.99

OCT120147-M

DC

5

DETECTIVE COMICS #15

$3.99

OCT120187-M

DC

6

AVENGERS #2

$3.99

OCT120565-M

MAR

7

CABLE AND X-FORCE #1

$3.99

OCT120568-M

MAR

8

BATMAN AND ROBIN #15

$2.99

OCT120192

DC

9

ALL-NEW X-MEN #3

$3.99

OCT120589-M

MAR

10

THUNDERBOLTS #1

$2.99

OCT120559-M

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

JUL068351

IMA

2

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US TP

$14.99

SEP088204

IMA

3

CHEW VOLUME 6: SPACE CAKES TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT120481

IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

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IMA

5

FATALE VOLUME 2: DEVIL’S BUSINESS TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT120474

IMA

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 3: SAFETY BEHIND BARS

$14.99

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IMA

7

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 9 VOL. 2: ON YOUR OWN TP

$17.99

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DAR

8

GREEN LANTERN VOLUME 2: REVENGE OF THE BLACK HAND HC

$24.99

SEP120232

DC

9

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 17: SOMETHING TO FEAR TP (MR)

$14.99

SEP120449

IMA

10

DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID VOLUME 2 TP

$15.99

SEP120699

MAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JUSTICE LEAGUE: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

OCT120316

DC

2

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: HARLEY QUINN STATUE

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DC

3

“WE CAN BE HEROES” JUSTICE LEAGUE BOX SET

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DC

4

MARVEL SELECT: BARBARIAN HULK FIGURE

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DST

5

THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN HD MASTERPIECE

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ENT

6

THE DARK KNIGHT: JOKER HD MASTERPIECE

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ENT

7

DC COMICS: POWER GIRL BISHOUJO STATUE

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KOT

8

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET

OCT120313

DC

9

MARVEL SELECT: STORM ACTION FIGURE

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DST

10

SPIDER-MAN RED MUSEUM STATUE

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BOW


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM

SEP122103

NEC

2

DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM FAST FORCES

SEP122104

NEC

3

STAR TREK CATAN BOARD GAME

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ALL

4

RISK LEGACY

JUN118204

HAS

5

THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME

JUL112137

CRY

6

THE WALKING DEAD COMIC BOARD GAME

JUL112185

ALL

7

MONOPOLY: DOCTOR WHO 50TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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USA

8

DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME

JUN122173

CRY

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER PACKS

AUG122136

WIZ

10

STAR WARS RPG: EDGE OF THE EMPIRE BEGINNER GAME

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Just how accurate is BookScan anyway?

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Colleen Doran spills the beans gives some metrics on what everyone knows—Nielsen’s BookScan Numbers are way low. Especially, it seems, where comics are concerned. She cites several books she has worked on, comparing her royalty statements and BookScan numbers:

According to Bookscan, it has sold 542 copies in hardcover. Ouch. What a bummer! This is accurate as of yesterday.

Except I got a royalty statement on this thing. And according to my royalty statement, this book sold 7181 copies by end of the accounting period, which was last summer. As of now, it has sold over 10,000 copies in hardcover. Respectable numbers. Not tearing up the charts, but enough to issue a new edition.

So, the accumulated Bookscan numbers are a good 93% off my actual reported sales from my publisher, as of my last royalty period.

Doran posts several other anonymous books with similarly inaccurate BookScan reports—among her body of work is books with Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis, so you can guess some of these actual sales are high. Jim Ottaviani chimes in in the comments with his own stats which are similarly low.

This is something I’ve heard repeatedly from comics folks—BookScan is generally considered to be about 60%-75% of a book’s sales, but for comics it seems to be lower still. For instance, even this verified million seller has to note that its BookScan numbers are low.

So should we just ignore BookScan? Not entirely. It’s still a useful metric for a given set of sales outlets. Once again, as with the Diamond charts, the number are NOT absolute. But they do reflect placement and as the annual leaking of the numbers approaches, we should keep in mind that they do reflect sales that never show up in the Diamond charts.

Pre-Orders for ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ are gigantic; great news

I imagine that most people read articles about comic book sales in a darkened room, in a enclosed and private space – perhaps curtained off – so nobody can see their shame. But comics sales aren’t just for predicting cancellations – in the case of IDW’s forthcoming My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the sales are a way to celebrate the superiority of ponies to everything else.

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Indie Month-to-Month Sales July 2012

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By Paul Mellerick
 

For a rare change we get the number one book this month, as Walking Dead #100 breaks records all over the place. Saga and Buffy are still doing decent numbers, while the third Valiant relaunch, Bloodshot does very well too. Elsewhere, Adventure Time and the Trek / Who crossover continue to punch above their weight, while new licensed Transformers and Crow titles launch strongly for IDW.

 

145 indie books charted this month, up on last month’s 135. The bottom book sold 4,187, up on last month’s 3,302. They sold approximately 1,717,229, up on last month’s 1,344,491, the difference being almost entirely made up of Walking Dead #100. Average sales are 11,842 per book, also up on last month’s 9,959, but without Walking Dead it would have been 9,448. As usual, UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

 

Out of the 145 books, 27 went up in sales, a little less than last month, and 90 went down, with the rest made up of one-shots and debuts.

 

Unsurprisingly Image are number one again this month of the indie publishers, with a whopping 9.42% dollar share and a 9.39 market share, IDW with 6.61% dollar share and 4.51% market share, Dark Horse with a 4.51% dollar share and a 3.49% market share (weirdly identical to last month), Dynamite with a 2.77% dollar share and a 2.64% market share and Boom with 1.38% dollar share and 1.30% market share.

 

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates, and can be found here.

 

1, 70. The Walking Dead (Image) 
07/2007: The Walking Dead #39 - 22,487
07/2008: The Walking Dead #50 - 27,691
07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001
07/2010: The Walking Dead #75 - 33,079
07/2011: The Walking Dead #87 - 32,126  
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08/2011: The Walking Dead #88 - 31,839 (-0.9%)
09/2011: -
10/2011: The Walking Dead #89 - 31,351 (-1.5%)
10/2011: The Walking Dead #90 - 31,778 (+1.4%)
11/2011: The Walking Dead #91 - 31,813 (+0.1%)
12/2011: The Walking Dead #92 - 31,496 (-0.1%)
01/2012: The Walking Dead #93 - 31,596 (+0.1%)
02/2012: The Walking Dead #94 - 32,361 (+2.4%)
03/2012: The Walking Dead #95 - 33,916 (+4.8%)
04/2012: The Walking Dead #96 - 36,931 (+8.9%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #97 - 53,733 (+45.5%)
05/2012: The Walking Dead #98 - 49,974 (54,073)(+0.6%)
06/2012: The Walking Dead #99 - 55,710 (+3.0%)
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 366,051 (+557.1%)

 
An unbelievable sales achievement, the best selling black and white title in at least twenty years, and the best selling indie title since Darkness #11 some 13 years ago. Obviously the book had 8 regular covers, and the chromium cover sold a further 30,969 copies at $9.99 each, which I’ve included in the total above. Surprisingly none of the collections chart in the top ten, but that’s as much due to other strong releases, and all of the softcover collections chart at some point in the 300. [Read more…]

Sales Charts: THE WALKING DEAD, DC on top in July

Comics sales up 40% over last year for May 2012

Diamond has released their preliminary information on May’s sales charts, and Marvel is back in units and dollars—both hard won victories—while AvX topped the singles chart and the New 52 trades topped the books charts quite handily.

Comics sales are up 40% from May 2011 —so if you want to know if the New 52 was a sales success, there’s your answer right there.

NOTE: May was a five week month, as opposed to last year which was a 4-week month. We’ll have a bit more drill down in a bit.

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES – MAY 2012

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 35.32%
DC COMICS 32.73%
IMAGE COMICS 7.19%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.80%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.75%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.55%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.60%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.08%
VIZ MEDIA 0.86%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.85%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.27%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.64%
DC COMICS 36.72%
IMAGE COMICS 6.70%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.04%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.48%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.63%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.60%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.73%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.71%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.13%

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COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS UNITS
MAY 2012 VS. APRIL 2012
COMICS 20.60% 20.93%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 31.65% 22.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 24.11% 21.02%
MAY 2012 VS. MAY 2011
COMICS 45.12% 44.24%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 41.14% 24.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 43.76% 42.46%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011
COMICS 21.77% 20.89%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.22% 12.77%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 19.95% 20.21%

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR120534 MAR
2 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR120530 MAR
3 BATMAN #9 $3.99 MAR120184 DC
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 $3.99 MAR120159 DC
5 BATMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR120188 DC
6 AVX VS #2 $3.99 MAR120528 MAR
7 BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 $2.99 MAR120149 DC
8 DETECTIVE COMICS #9 $3.99 MAR120189 DC
9 ACTION COMICS #9 $3.99 MAR120176 DC
10 GREEN LANTERN #9 $2.99 MAR120204 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME 1: ORIGIN HC $24.99 JAN120299 DC
2 BATMAN VOLUME 1: THE COURT OF OWLS HC $24.99 JAN120300 DC
3 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
4 BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 JAN120285 DC
5 ANIMAL MAN VOLUME 1: THE HUNT TP $14.99 FEB120247 DC
6 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 4: HEARTS DESIRE TP $14.99 SEP088205 IMA
7 KICK-ASS 2 PREMIERE HC (MR) $24.99 MAR120637 MAR
8 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US TP $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
9 WATCHMEN HC $39.99 JUL080172 DC
10 GREEN LANTERN VOLUME 1: SINESTRO HC $22.99 JAN120301 DC

Marvel tops March sales charts behind AvX