Recovery in publisher release slate sizes stalled as winter began

Winter has historically meant fewer new comics releases, though in the 2010s the old “dead quarter” term ceased to be applicable. That said, this winter saw a slowing of last summer’s recovery in slate sizes, with January 2021 slates only 56% the size of last January’s. January 2020 had an additional “week” in the form … Read more

October 2020 combined charts online, with unit estimates; Marvel, DC split top five

We resumed unit sales estimates with our September 2020 report, introducing several new workflows to the process; for the following month’s report, we’ve added even more as we seek to unlock the limited information released by comics distributors in the months following the Shutdown Split. Our Combined Comics Sales for October 2020 page is  now … Read more