"Comic Book Sales"

Another Win Courtesy Of Annuals, Events, Prequels & Reboots [August Comic Book Sales]

August 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

The August 2012 comic book sales figures shed more light on the success of DC’s New 52 and what is becoming one of the best years for comic book sales in quite some time.

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Guy Has A Really Bad Comic Shop Experience, Inspires Rant.

One man’s attempt to get back into comics hits a significant speed bump after being rejected…at a comic shop…by the guy behind the counter. The story is shared on the “comicbooks” subreddit and inspires a slew of fan comments, plus this rant.

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Remember When The Walking Dead #100 Was The Best Selling Comic Of The Past 15 Years? [Comic Book Sales]

July 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

I know I missed June and I’m a little late this time but the July 2012 comic book sales figures are perhaps one of the most significant as The Walking Dead #100, a non-Marvel or DC book, shipped more comics than any other comic has in the last 15 years.

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Dang Those Numbers Look Good [Comic Book Sales]

May 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

The numbers in the May 2012 comic book sales figures are doing something they don’t usually do, going up. Compared to May 2012 comic sales are up an unprecedented 45%.

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[Thoughts On] New & Canceled Series, #0 Issues, And A Ridiculous Cover From DC’s New 52

Lately DC has been busy announcing changes to their New 52 line which includes a full month of #0 issues, 4 new ongoings, and 4 canceled series. In other words, September is going to be an expensive month…

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Do The Prices Of Monthly Comic Books Really Matter?

With the help from some of our previous poll results we take a look at just how much comic book prices actually matter…

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Event Season Is In Full Swing With Marvel Leading The Race. So Far. [Comic Book Sales]

April 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

The April 2012 comic book sales figures show a lot; but if you start at the top and work you’re way down one thing is certain, comic fans can complain all they want…events sell.

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ComiXology Lands Marvel Comics

ComiXology recently announced a multi-year contract with Marvel Comics where “it will exclusively distribute single issue English-language digital comics” So the biggest comic publisher finally [kinda] hooks up with the biggest digital comic retailer.

So check and mate.

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With Some AvX Help Marvel Is Back On Top [Comic Book Sales]

March 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

As expected, the March 2012 comic book sales figures are Avengers [Vs X-Men] top-heavy. It’s as if Marvel has a lot of Avengers stuff going on this summer. I don’t know.

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Numbers Are Up! But Don’t Worry, We Still Find Room To Worry [Comic Book Sales]

Justice League #6 Comic Book Sales

The February 2012 comic book sales figures paint a pretty good picture for the industry as a whole, even though you wouldn’t know it from looking at some of Marvel’s numbers.

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ComiXology Celebrates 50 Million Downloads (Kinda) & Gives A Peek At The Bigger Picture

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ComiXology 50 million downloads

As of March 3, 2012 ComiXology can celebrate 50 million downloaded comics since their launch. And 5 million of those 50 million came in [last] December of 2011; that’s 10% of their entire download history in one month. Just 3/4 months prior to the news.

So yeah, digital comics are trending up. And it’s no surprise that ComiXology is leading the niche revolution. Course, like all numbers, this can be broken down.

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Aquaman Punches Marvel In The Gills [Comic Book Sales]

January 2012 Comic Book Sales Figures

Having taken a break from reporting on sales due to real life taking up all my free time (in ironically the most exciting time for comic book sales discussion) the monthly report is back. Also working on an article that will bridge the gap in some of the month’s we missed.

The January 2012 comic book sales figures reveal some very interesting details; while helping to gauge the success of DC’s “New 52″ they also give some insight into the rest of the industry. While Marvel still holds on to the industries best dollar share % looking at the estimated sales of each title stacked up against each other tells a different story.

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