Diamond has just released its sales rankings for September 2018, and shocker, Marvel won! Again. Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Return of Wolverine #1 was the top periodical, followed by Heroes in Crisis #1 in units and Batman: Damned in dollars. Graphic novels perked up with a solid 11.74% growth in dollars and 15.36% in units from September 2017, […]
Diamond’s just released charts for August show sales up quite a bit from last year but given that August was the nadir of comics sales, it’s not quite as impressive. Still, things are trending up, led by Marvel’s latest Fantastic Four #1, which led in dollars and units. The Legend of Korra Vol 3 led […]
Comics periodicals had a smashing month in July, behind a clutch of strong #1s and landmark issues. Tom King and Mikel Janin’s controversial Batman #50, featuring Batman and Catwoman’s stab at getting married, was the #1 comics for the month, but Amazing Spider-Man #1, Captain America #1, Doomsday Clock #6 and Superman #1 also topped the charts, […]
IDW’s first Marvel titles revealed!
Marvel was #1 again, but DC’s Justice League #1 and Dark Knight: Metal graphic novels led their categories in June sales charts just released by Diamond Comics. However, both units and dollars were down from May – which was buoyed by Spider-Man 800 and Action 1000 – and 2018 continues to lag about 3-4% in […]
Though the announcement to test-sell comics may come as a surprise to many, in some ways it does make sense as the company has had some past-experience when it comes to printed media. Up until 2004, bookseller Barnes & Noble had control of Gamestop, after which the latter became its own company.
Everything was coming up Action #1000 for DC in April, as it led Diamond’s just released sales charts, however sales in general weresharply up from March,
During last week’s ComicsPRO meeting in Portland, Boom! Studios was elevated to a Premier publisher with Diamond, comics’ biggest distributor. (Dynamite was also elevated.) It’s a huge deal for both companies, who join IDW, Dark Horse and Image in the front of Diamond’s massive 500+ page Previews catalog and get other perks from Diamond. (Marvel and […]
Announced today at ComicsPRO, Dynamite Entertainment will have Premier Publisher status at Diamond starting in April. They join Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image and IDW in the front of the catalog (the first two only in effigy) and will have various behind the scenes advantages as well. According to a press release, “the move recognizes […]
Here’s more of that 2018 industry change: DC secedes from Previews, and Diamond announces its own PULLBOX system.