CORRECTION: Diamond MAy still release the charts! The misunderstanding was all Miller’s but the status of the charts is still unknown.  His calculations stand for now however.

 

Saga-Volume-Six-TP-Graphic-Novel-2181998_1024x1024.jpgMiller has updated all his year-end charts using provisional information:

As such, Comichron’s provisional rankings and market shares, which we’ve based on the previous twelve months’ estimates, now appear on our 2016 page and will remain unless and until more definitive information becomes available. These figures have also become the basis for our updates to several other tables on the site, including the Top-Selling Comics of the 21st Century.  

Here’s his projected Top Thousand Comics and Graphic Novels for 2016. He also calculated the top publishers of the year in dollars:

 


Share of Overall Dollars
Marvel 37.50%
DC 29.84%
Image 8.68%
IDW 4.96%
Dark Horse 2.88%
Boom 2.34%
Dynamite 1.55%
Titan 1.20%
Viz 1.08%
One 0.93%
Other 9.05%

 


And more links:

2016 PROVISIONAL ANALYSIS
2016 PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES and TOP THOUSANDS

3431459.jpgMiller says picking a top comic is nearly impossible because of the Loot Crate effect on the Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York comics, the effects of returnability and more. The #2 book is Civil War #1, but the periodical list is probably the shakiest, so it’s really a shame Diamond didn’t release their traditional chart.
However the top GN was easier to calculate and it’s Saga Vol. 6 with an estimated 47,968 copies ordered.
I don’t have time today to dig into these figures, provisional or not. However for you chart watchers, the Beat will be publishing Brian Hibbs’s annual Bookscan chart and updating the archives on all those columns.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I misapprehended what I was told about the process not having been completed; there was no intent on Diamond’s part to suggest that it WOULDN’T be completed. Which is not to say when or if it will be published — just that I misstated the case. I apologize for the error.

  2. Will be interesting to see the difference between the two. BTW, there were other Loot Crate comics, but only the Boom one went through Diamond.

  3. That’s in fact why I thought we might be done with Loot Crate entries a while ago, figuring others might follow the practice of not including Diamond in the supply chain for those copies. But it’s still a some-do, some-don’t thing.

  4. “I misapprehended what I was told about the process not having been completed; there was no intent on Diamond’s part to suggest that it WOULDN’T be completed. Which is not to say when or if it will be published — just that I misstated the case. I apologize for the error.”

    Diamond seems to be getting slower and slower on releasing monthly sales figures, so this comes at no surprise. It would be nice though, if they could separate actual sales to retailers from numbers from sources as Loot Crate as well as free overships, which have been the bane of poor Torsten in his search for the truth about such things.

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