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CBG analysis: May comics orders “the best in a decade”

Comic-book orders in the direct market in May were higher than they have been in nearly a decade, according to Comics Buyer’s Guide?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors on June 16. Among Diamond’s Top 300 comics, unit … See More

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CBG analysis: Pricey titles take lead as industry roll continues in April

Despite ? and in part owing to ? higher prices on titles of interest to many readers, double-digit expansion continued in many comics sales categories in April, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors … See More

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CBG analysis: Dead no more: First quarter alive with comics sales

No one ever really dies in comics ? and now the ?dead quarter,? when comics sales traditionally go into hibernation, isn?t dead any more, either. Retailers ordered at least a million more comic books in the first quarter of 2006 … See More

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CBG analysis: Industry extends sales gains in February

The lack of an issue of Infinite Crisis shipping in February proved no crisis for the comics industry, which racked up yet another month of year-over-year gains in most categories, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by … See More

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CBG analysis: 2006 comics sales off to roaring start

January often puts a chill on comics sales ? but not this year. Sales of comics to retailers in January were by low double-digits in every category, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors … See More

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CBG analysis: 2005 closes out strong with big December

Six titles topping the 100,000 copy mark in December helped the comics market close out 2005 with a 7.3% sales increase over 2004, according to Comics Buyer?s Guide?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors on Jan. … See More

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CBG analysis: “All gravy from here” as TPBs post big November

Infinite Crisis, All-Star Superman, and a great month for new trade paperback sales helped the direct market to double-digit gains in November, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors on Dec. 16. Stable year-over-year … See More

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CBG projects fifth straight growth year for comics

The recovery which began in the comics industry in late 2000 is continuing, with 2005 now projected to be the fifth consecutive year of overall sales growth, according to CBG?s analysis of the October 2005 sales reports released by Diamond … See More

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CBG analysis: September puts trade on pace for $350 mil year

All-Star Batman?s second issue and a two-issue month for New Avengers and JLA helped the comics market close out the third quarter 5% above the same period in 2004, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond … See More

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CBG analysis: Justice powers market to 18% gain

Powered by a strong launch for Justice by Alex Ross, the August comics market posted solid double-digit gains over the same month in 2004, according to CBG?s analysis of the sales reports released by Diamond Comic Distributors on Sept. 16. … See More

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