Diamond Comics Market Share
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.
Previously, we shared the market share data for comics that shipped in January 2017. Today, we have the complete list of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market during the month that was.
Yesterday, Diamond Comic Distributors released market share information for comic book and graphic novels sold to the direct market during December 2016. Today, we present the top 300 comics sold during that period.
It’s time once again to look back at the month that was and see how good (or bad) it was for the comic book industry.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the first wave of market share data for comics shipped to comic book and specialty stores in November 2016. The good news? Marvel and DC nearly tie in the top ten, but overall comic sales have slipped.