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.
2018 comic sales grew 7.9% over 2017, thanks almost entirely to the increase in graphic novel sales and non-direct market sales venues.
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.
A look at the top-selling comics, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels in February 2018, including “Dark Knights Rising,” “Saga,” and “My Hero Academia.”
A look at the top selling comics and trade paperbacks/graphic novels in the direct market and (as of now) bookstores, including “Doomsday Clock,” “Saga,” and “The Legend of Korra.”
Comichron and ICv2 have released overall comics sales figures for 2016. Graphic novel sales are the biggest area of growth.
Comichron and ICv2 have released their comics sales report for 2015. Sales now are over $1 billion, the majority via trade paperbacks and graphic novels.
The sites Comichron and ICv2 have joined together to analyze and release 2014’s comics and graphic novel sales data. The[…]