Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that March was a very good month for comic sales, as single issues sales increased once again.

Compared to March 2014, the 2015 data shows that single issue sales were up 9.92%, and with the increase in cover prices, there was an 11.19% increase in money spent. The good times continue to roll as the first quarter of 2015 was up 13.76% over the first quarter of 2014.

“But Stephen, is there anything that can tarnish this news on a Monday morning?”

Yes, Dear Spoilerite, there is.

While sales appear to be up, when one compares the first quarter of 2015 to the last quarter of 2014, overall comic sales are down 8.37%. With end of year spending, this isn’t a huge deal, especially knowing that the rest of 2015 should continue to climb. Sadder news is graphic novel sales dropped dramatically last month. Graphic novel sales dropped 22.36% from March 2014, and nearly 9-percent when comparing first quarter 2015 to first quarter 2014.

The news gets even worse for DC Comics, as the publisher was only able to place on title in the top 10. Batman: Arkham Knight #1 made it to the number nine spot, while Marvel dominated with Princess Leia #1 and Star Wars #3 take the top two spots.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEPUBLISHER
1PRINCESS LEIA #1$3.99MAR
2STAR WARS #3$3.99MAR
3GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1$3.99MAR
4SPIDER-GWEN #2$3.99MAR
5PRINCESS LEIA #2$3.99MAR
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16$3.99MAR
7HOWARD THE DUCK #1$3.99MAR
8DARTH VADER #3$3.99MAR
9BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #1$3.99DC
10AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1$3.99MAR

Be on the lookout for the complete Top 300 rundown later this week!

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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