As a new decade dawned for comics shops, Marvel’s Siege #1 was first off the UPS truck — and first in the preliminary rankings released by Diamond Comic Distributors for January orders.
Comics shops ordered more copies of the new Marvel event title in a month that did not see a new Blackest Night issue, breaking DC’s string of months topping the list. Check out the complete top-sellers chart; this is, again, Diamond’s preliminary release, so more will be coming later.
Marvel led the market shares, with DC in second and Dark Horse in third for both unit and dollar sales.
A final note: we’ve restored a research forum of sorts to the site. The earliest iteration of the site had a forum where readers could ask questions and post information they’d discovered; that vanished in the database crash of 2008, but we were able to rescue some of the more interesting posts and restore them to the new forum. It’s a very no-frills message board — no memberships required — but hopefully it will allow readers to ask and answer on topic we don’t get to in our blog.
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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