Comics and graphic novels bounced back from 2017’s sales slump to have their best year ever in 2018. That’s according to the annual report prepared by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller. Combined sales in all channels were $1.095 billion, up $80 million from 2017 and a tad up from 2016’s $1.085B. However the higher […]
ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller have released their annual report on comics and GN sales , and it confirms that sales were not boffo in 2017 – in fact overall comics and Gn sales were down 6.5%. However the marker remained over $1 billion in sales for the year – so we can still say we work […]
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 […]
Comcis periodical sales are either stagnant or stable depending on how you like your glass.
Here’s a no brainer: a stand alone Star WArs moving about Obi-Wan Kenobi. That’s what Lucasfilm has just announced, with Theater vet Stephen Daldry on board to help develop a script and direct: Daldry hails from the theater world and made his feature debut with Billy Elliot, which netted him his first directing Oscar […]
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. Miller 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 […]
Loot Crate and other variants complicate reporting on October’s comics sales.
by John Jackson Miller (Reprinted with permission from Comichron.) Eleven comic books sold more than a hundred thousand copies to comics retailers in North America and two topped a quarter million, according to Comichron’s analysis of data released by Diamond Comic Distributors. Those two copies — Marvel’s Civil War II #1and DC’s […]
By John Jackson Miller — Marvel’s Secret Wars revival made a big splash in the comics market in May, moving more than 527,000 copies to comic shops in North America. That’s according to Comichron’s estimates for May 2015 comics sales based on information released by Diamond Comic Distributors. You can find the report here.
That’s enough to place the issue fourth on the list of best-selling comics of the century, and it could go higher with reorders. It came in a month when strong six-figure launches from A-Force and Old Man Logan, and a dominating performance from Batman: Earth 2 Vol. 2 on the graphic novel charts helped push the market to a 13% increase.
BY JOHN JACKSON MILLER
[Reprinted with permission from Comichron]
With today’s release of December comics orders from Diamond Comic Distributors — and our subsequent analysis and estimates for December 2014 comics sales now posted — Comichron has drawn upon that information to project estimates for the Top Thousand Comics and the Top Thousand Graphic Novels for 2014. Click to see them.
201404AmazingSpiderManV3n1The tables are on the page just beneath the image links to individual months. As in past years, it is a large page, necessarily, so it may take a bit to load. Also as in the past, I have rounded off estimates to the nearest hundred comics.
Before launching into a discussion of what’s on the list, some more general thoughts on 2014, now that we’ve seen all the data: