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October Market Share

Diamond Comics Distributors has sent us the market shares based on actual sales of products invoiced in October 2006. Publisher Dollar Share Unit Share MARVEL COMICS 37.75% 42.70% DC COMICS 34.24% 37.28% IMAGE COMICS 4.44% 3.50% DARK HORSE COMICS 3.51% 2.72% TOKYOPOP 2.15% 0.90% DYNAMIC FORCES 1.97% 2.36% IDW PUBLISHING 1.82% 1.49% WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 1.73% 1.15% VIZ MEDIA 1.56% 0.75% DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING 0.80% 0.66% GEMSTONE PUBLISHING 0.73% 0.33% FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.62% 0.21% TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS 0.60% 0.07% RANDOM HOUSE 0.55% 0.17% AVATAR PRESS INC 0.47% 0.40% DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION 0.44% 0.15% VIRGIN COMICS LLC 0.34% 0.48% BONGO COMICS 0.30%…

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Free Comics Equals More Customer

A survey conducted by Diamond Comic Distributors, has revealed what we already know – giving away free comics is a sure fire way of getting more people into the stores and actually buying stuff. According to the survey, retailers who participated in Free Comic Book Day 2006, experienced 57% higher sales on that day, with 35% of the respondents experienced significantly increased sales one month after the event. The numbers don’t stop at 76% said they gained customers in the month following FCBD 2006. “Even before the survey results were tabulated, retailers who participated in FCBD were sharing their success…

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Top Sales for August 2006

Diamond Comics has released the sales figures for items shipping in August 2006.  Marvel Comics took the top once again with 36.30% of the dollar share, with DC close behind at 35.39%.  We also have the Top 300 Comics for the month.

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Free Comic Book Day

Source: Diamond Comic Distributors Free Comic Book Day is set to be celebrated around the world on May 5, 2007. Traditionally held the first Saturday in May, the event will both celebrate and raise awareness of this unique art form by giving visitors to approximately 2,000 participating comic book specialty stores a free comic book with no purchase required! Free Comic Book Day 2007 will coincide with opening weekend of Sony’s North American release of the highly anticipated comic-based movie, Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. “In today’s society, it’s our pop culture that continues to draw people…

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Releases for August 09, 2006

Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for August 09, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details.Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 08, 2006

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Releases for August 2, 2006

Here is the New Comic Release list for comics scheduled for August 2, 2006. There may be items on this list that are not shipped at the last minute, or new material may be added. Check with your local retailer for more details. Thanks to Collector’s Pair of Dice for assisting in the building of this list. This list was last updated August 1, 2006

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Claypool to go Online

Says farewell to Diamond Comics Distributors Source: Claypool Comics After almost fourteen years and more than 300 issues — one of the longest runs in the history of independent comics — publisher Claypool Comics is telling the world of print, “Thank you and farewell.” After ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK #166 (shipping in February 2007), SOULSEARCHERS AND COMPANY #82 (also shipping in February), and DEADBEATS #82 (shipping in March), Claypool will cut back its line to DEADBEATS alone and put new adventures of that series’ vampire-haunted world on the Internet. Claypool’s trade-paperback comics collections (under the Boffin Books imprint) and…

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