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New! Sales estimates for October 2020: DCDiamondDC/Diamond Combined

Latest DIAMOND Data for Week of Jan. 11-17

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October 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.




October 2020 DC Comic Book Sales

Projections for DC Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops

This data refers only to sales by DC's distributors. Click to see those from Diamond and the Overall market.





October 2020 Comics Sales through Diamond

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors

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September 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.





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August 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.





July 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.





June 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.




May 2020 Comics Sales to Comics Shops

Projections for Comics Ordered by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors and DC's Distributors

This data combines orders from all Direct Market distributors. Click to see only Diamond and DC's distributors.





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DISTRIBUTOR SALES FIGURE QUICKLINKS

Below are links to the distributor sales figure pages for all the years from 1991 onward here on site, aggregating unit and dollar sales and depicting the top-selling comic book from each month. Links can be found to individual months on most of the annual pages; all of them can be found here. You can also find earlier years in our Postal Sales Record section — and aggregated data from individual years on our Yearly Sales master page. More coming soon!

 

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018 2019 2019




Top Comic Books of 2019

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors




Top Comic Books of the 21st Century (so far!)

Based on Estimated Sales of Comic Books to North American Comics Shops
based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors




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27 Years Ago: December 1993 Comic Book Sales

Estimated Comics Preorded by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors



The chill of winter was beginning to be felt in December 1993, as the biggest year in the history of comics in dollar terms drew to a close. Read more and see the charts!



25 Years Ago: December 1995 Comic Book Sales

Estimated Comics Preorded by North American Comics Shops
from Diamond Comic Distributors



The first year of the Distribution Wars ended with chaos (the concept, not the publisher) on the charts — and, ironically, with the Marvel name again atop Diamond Comic Distributors' charts. Read more and see the charts!



20 Years Ago: December 2000 Comic Book Sales

Estimated Comics Preordered by North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors



Marvel hit it big in December with Ultimate X-Men #1 to end a lackluster year. Read more and see the charts!



15 Years Ago: December 2005 Comic Book Sales

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors



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. Read more and see the charts!



10 Years Ago: December 2010 Comic Book Sales

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors



Batman: The Dark Knight #1 led the charts in a month in which comics periodical orders were down by nearly 11%. Read more and see the charts!