I take a look at whether or not the “Big Two” nickname for DC Comics and Marvel still actually fits, based on direct market and book channel sales information.
My thoughts on several interesting news stories from this week, including July 2019 direct market comic sales, plus Spotify and Stitcher’s podcast plans.
2018 comic sales grew 7.9% over 2017, thanks almost entirely to the increase in graphic novel sales and non-direct market sales venues.
I take a look at seven of my favorite animation and comics blogs, including Comics Beat, Comics Worth Reading, and others.
A look at 2017’s comic sales figures, as reported by Comichron and ICv2. While sales are down overall, the medium’s main strength is in graphic novel sales.
Comic sales in December 2017 were led by “Doomsday Clock” and “Saga.” For the year, direct market sales were down about 10% from 2016.
A look at September 2017’s direct market comics sales figures. “Marvel Legacy” #1 is the top selling comic; “The Walking Dead” vol. 28 is the top trade.
A look at the top-selling comics and trade paperbacks for July 2017 in the direct market, including the Batman-centered “Dark Days” and Image’s “Monstress.”
A look at the top selling direct market comics for June 2017, including a new Spider-Man book plus a trade paperback of “The Wicked + The Divine.”
Comichron and ICv2 have released overall comics sales figures for 2016. Graphic novel sales are the biggest area of growth.