Diamond Comics Market Share
It’s time once again to see how well your favorite comics did in the month of September. It should come as no surprise that Marvel Legacy #1 took the top spot, DC had seven comics in the top ten.
It was another hard month for the direct comic book market in September. According to the most recent report from Diamond Comic Distributors, overall single issues slumped 6.07% compared to August 2017, while graphic novel sales dropped 13.14%.
Even though Dark Nights: Metal #1 sold 250,000 copies to the direct market, overall comic sales were down quite a bit in August 2017. Take the jump for a breakdown of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market last month.
Dark Nights: Metal #1 sold enough copies in August 2017 for it to claim the number one spot in direct comic sales.
May saw the highly controversial release of Secret Empire #1 from Marvel. Even though many were upset with the direction the creators took Steve Rogers, sales of the issue were enough to send Marvel to the top of the direct market charts for the month.
March was a strange month for the comic book industry. While Marvel was able to make the most money (Amazing Spider-Man #25 sold for $9.99), DC was able to ship more books than anyone else. There has been a lot of back and forth over the last couple of weeks with a lot of fingers being pointed, but the final numbers are here, and it is somewhat disappointing.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete list of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market in February 2017. We already know the top ten, now it is time to see where the rest of the titles fell during the month.
We are only a few days into March, but we know how comics sold for the month that was. As the headline suggests, Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 was able to snag the top spot for February.