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.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the initial sales information for comics shipped in the direct market in July 2017. While Dark Days: The Casting #1 may lead sales, the market suffered greatly last month.
ICv2 and Chomichron’s John Jackson Miller have compared notes, and shared data, and have concluded 2016 wasn’t so bad for comic sales after all. According to the joint estimate, the comic and graphic novel market grew by 5% in 2016.
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.
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.
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