It is odd that we are looking at the top selling comics for March 2020 today, as most of the month suffered from shutdowns as the United States of America reacted to the CoVID-19 virus. Even with a lower number of comics selling, Spider-Woman #1 is still the tops.

Marvel Comics was March’s top publisher with a 40.98% dollar share and a 46.76% unit share. DC was second with a 27.34% dollar share and a 27.58% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month, followed by IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Top Ten Comics for March 2020 by Units Shipped   
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1SPIDER-WOMAN #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
2THE FLASH #750$7.99DC COMICS
3THOR #4$3.99MARVEL COMICS
4X-MEN #8$3.99MARVEL COMICS
5WOLVERINE #2$3.99MARVEL COMICS
6STRANGE ACADEMY #1$4.99MARVEL COMICS
7BATMAN #90$3.99DC COMICS
8X-MEN #9$3.99MARVEL COMICS
9THE IMMORTAL HULK #33$5.99MARVEL COMICS
10BATMAN #91$3.99DC COMICS

And now for the more sobering moment – the comparative sales statistics. Overall, it doesn’t look as bad as one might think as comic shipping really stopped at the end of March, even though a number of shops were closed during week three.

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS  
DOLLARSUNITS
MARCH 2020 VS. FEBRUARY 2020
COMICS-1.54%-0.21%
GRAPHIC NOVELS1.76%-15.12%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-0.65%-1.35%
TOYS-15.00%26.16%
MARCH 2020 VS. MARCH 2019
COMICS-15.59%-6.56%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-13.05%-26.54%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-14.90%-8.21%
TOYS-6.43%19.43%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2020 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2019
COMICS-5.51%-4.48%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-1.51%-5.43%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-4.39%-4.55%
TOYS-0.02%-6.56%
FIRST QUARTER 2020 VS. FOURTH QUARTER 2019
COMICS-15.59%-6.56%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-13.05%-26.54%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-14.90%-8.21%
TOYS-6.43%19.43%

Major Spoilers will have the complete rundown of comics sold to the direct market on Wednesday, but for now, use the comment section below to share your initial reactions to the information presented.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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