Comics sales soared in the October 2007 report. A major factor in comparisons this month was the five week month; the same month in 2006 was a four-week month.
DC led market share categories for the first time in many months, in part due to landing 107 items in the Top 300 versus Marvel’s 80. Image’s dollar share of the Top 300 comics actually came in sixth; it landed in fifth place in the overall category.
TOP 300 UNIT SALES
7.14 million copies, up 17% from same month last year
2007 YTD: 71.3 million copies, up 7% from 2006 YTD
TOP 300 DOLLAR SALES
$22.92 million, up 20% from last same month last year
2007 YTD: $225.64 million, up 10% from 2006 YTD
TOP 100 TRADE PAPERBACKS
$5.51 million, up 6% from last same month last year
2007 YTD: $46.94 million, up 17% from 2006 YTD
COMBINED TOP 300 COMICS & TOP 100 TRADES
$28.42 million, up 17% from same month last year
2007 YTD: $272.57 million, up 11% from 2006 YTD
OVERALL DIAMOND SALES (including all comics, TPBs, and magazines)
$38.96 million, up 27% from same month last year ($43.72 million with UK)
2007 YTD: $357.75 million, up 11% from 2006 YTD
Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 25 years, including a decade editing the industry’s retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises.
He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, and his latest release, Star Trek: Discovery – Die Standing. Read more about them at his fiction site.
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