November orders for the comics industry slipped versus the same month last year for comic books, but were up strongly for trade paperbacks. Sales figures for the month appear here.
Unit and dollar sales for the Top 300 comics were down 13% and 12% respectively; this November had four shipping weeks versus five in November 2006. DC again led Marvel in the number of items in the Top 300, placing 100 versus Marvel’s 83; Marvel nonetheless led in every market-share category tracked.
The market continues on track for a growth year in all categories.
Unit Sales for Diamond’s Top 300 Comic Books (est.): 6.95 million copies
Dollar Sales for Diamond’s Top 300 Comic Books (est.): $21.75 million
Dollar Sales for Diamond’s Top 100 Trade Paperbacks (est.): $5.99 million
Combined Dollar Sales for Diamond’s Top 300 Comics and Top 100 TPBs (est.): $27.74 million
OVERALL U.S. Dollar Sales for Diamond’s Comics, Trade Paperbacks, and Magazines (est.): $36.27 million
Average price of comic books in Diamond’s Top 300: $3.17
Average price of comic books in Diamond’s Top 300, weighted by orders: $3.13
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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