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Comics shop orders were essentially unchanged overall in June versus the same month last year, producing a similar result for the first half of 2010, according to analysis by The Comics Chronicles of data released by Diamond Comic Distributors. Marvel’s … See More
As well as the comic-book direct market performed in the month of March, the industry underperformed in April, with orders for all comic books, trade paperbacks, and magazines off nearly $10 million, or 24%. The monthly estimates appear here. The … See More
Despite having the best-selling direct market comic book of the decade after reprints figured in — the Obama appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #583 — last January was a pretty bad month in comparison with January 2008. So this January didn’t … See More
Diamond Comic Distributors has just released their Top 500 charts for both comics and trade paperbacks for the year. Topping the chart at number one was Amazing Spider-Man #583 with estimated orders of over 530,500 copies. This number was over … See More
Diamond Comic Distributors has started its roll-out of sales charts for the final month of 2009, and Blackest Night has again topped the list of comics ordered by comics shops. The sixth issue of the series joins several other DC … See More
The Barack Obama commemorative issue of Amazing Spider-Man was the comic book ordered most by comics shops in North America in the decade of the 2000s, according to analysis by The Comics Chronicles. Comichron looked back at 119 months of … See More
Diamond Comic Distributors appears to have shaved a full week off of its process when it comes to starting the rollout of sales information; as with last month, we have the actual order rankings almost immediately. Diamond is also back … See More
In one of the earliest releases of such data since Final Orders began being reported in 2003, Diamond Comic Distributors released its Top 300 Comics, Trade Paperbacks, and Market Share data Nov. 5 releasing the full tables in addition … See More
Diamond Comic Distributors today released the first stage of its sales reports for September 2009 — its Top 10 lists and market shares. As the charts show, it was basically a static month at the very top of the list: … See More