Top 300 Comics
As reported yesterday, only two comics broke the 100,000 sales mark for August 2014. Though the number of titles reaching that benchmark is down from the last month and year, it still looks like overall comic sales continues to climb. Diamond Comic Distributors sent us a rundown of the top 300 comics released in August, and you can see the complete table, after the jump.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the breakdown of comics sold in the direct market during November 2013. Marvel Comics was the top publisher for the month, but it was a very close finish as the company nudged DC Comics out 29.97% to 29.24%. The market equilibrium between unit share and dollar share seems to have stabilized over the last year, and it may mean that the big two have done all they can to dominate comic book world. This means that the exciting scramble happens in the third to fifth place. Image Comics placed third (8.67%) with IDW Publishing not
Diamond Comic Distributors released the numbers for titles sold in the direct market in September 2013. The biggest thing to note for the month was DC Comics took the top spot in both the Dollar and Unit Shares – which really shouldn’t be too surprising considering the Villains Month dot releases caused a huge number of titles to be shipped during the month. Dark Horse Comics took a big tumble down to fifth place, behind Image Comics and IDW Publishing, but still sold double the number of titles by Dynamite Entertainment. Take the jump for a complete rundown of the
August had some real pros and some real cons for the comic book market. First the negatives – month to month sales were down nearly 15% in dollar sales for individual comics and down nearly 25% for graphic novels. The downward trend continues when comparing August 2013 to August 2012 as sales for comics was down just over 10%. On the plus side, year to year sales are still up nearly 10%. Take the jump for a rundown of the top 300 comics for the month of August to see where your favorite comics ranked.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its list of the top 300 comics released in the direct market in June 2013. There was a slight dip in sales from May 2013, but once again, overall sales from June 2013 were up 5-percent.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its listing of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market during the month of May, 2013. With Marvel dominating the top ten, it turned out to be a big fight between Batman and the X-Men for the top spot (Hint: Everything may be better with Batman, but an all girl team sells). Take the jump for the complete breakdown, and remember, you can sort, search, and find all sorts of information if you do the work.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its listing of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market for March 2013. With the hype surrounding the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, it comes as no surprise that the comic took the top spot. Marvel’s latest event, Age of Ultron, made appearances in the top ten, with a few DC comics finding their way into the list as well. On the plus side, comic sales compared to February were up 3.05%, and though the number of days in a month shouldn’t matter, I have a feeling the bump may be due to
Diamond Comic Distributors has already released the top ten titles released in the direct market, and now we have the complete rundown of the top 300 comics sold in February 2013. When it comes to previous sales, February saw a boost in units sold by 3.73% compared to January 2013, and compared to February 2012, there was a 14.75% increase.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the top ten book that sold to the direct market in February 2013, and as expected Marvel and DC took the top spots again. Image proved made a strong third place showing, nudging out IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics to close out the top five.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the rundown of the top 300 comics sold in the direct market for December 2012. It should come as no surprise that Amazing Spider-Man #700 was the best selling comic for the month, which lead the way for Marvel Comics to claim 60% of the titles in the top ten. Take the jump for the complete rundown, and be sure to visit our sibling site, Minor Spoilers for a look at the top 50 books from the indie publishers.