November 2016 comics estimates now online


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Estimates have been calculated by Comichron for comic books shipped to North American retailers last month by Diamond Comic Distributors; click to see the estimates for November 2016.

As mentioned here on Friday, it was a softer month for a number of reasons. The volume of new comics releases went down from October despite the addition of a fifth shipping week, and a large holiday increase in graphic novel shipments wasn’t able to pick up all the slack.

It’s possible one factor boosting the number of October comics releases over November was Halloween Comicfest, now fairly well established as a promotion for which giveaway comics are released; while giveaway comics are not included in the unit sales charts, it could be that they are in the new release totals. Local Comic Shop Day items were included, and we see several of them made the graphic novel Top 300.

Batman #10 was the new comic with the largest numbers of copies shipped, while Paper Girls Vol. 2 led the graphic novel list. The 300th place title is the same one it was in October, Uncle Scrooge, and sales at that level are around 4,800 copies, which is a positive sign that sales in the lower tiers are hanging in there.

The aggregate totals and changes over time:

TOP 300
COMICS SHIPPED (in UNITS)
November 2016 7.65 million copies
1 Year Ago 8.3 million copies -8%
5 Years Ago 7.01 million copies +9%
10 Years Ago 7.96 million copies -4%
15 Years Ago 6.43 million copies +19%
20 Years Ago 11.06 million copies -31%
ALL Comics
Shipped in Month (Units)
8.36 million copies -6%
Year To Date 81.96 million copies
1 Year Ago 81.22 million copies  1.0
5 Years Ago 65.97 million copies 24
10 Years Ago 74.88 million copies 9
15 Years Ago 61.21 million copies 34
ALL Comics
Shipped Year to Date (Units)
90.83 million copies +2%
TOP 300 COMICS SHIPPED (in
DOLLARS)
November 2016 $29.32 million
1 Year Ago $34.73 million -16%
5 Years Ago $24.34 million +20%
10 Years Ago $24.6 million +19%
15 Years Ago $18.51 million +58%
20 Years Ago $27.43 million +7%
ALL Comics
Shipped during Month (Dollars)
-13%
Year To Date $315.65 million
1 Year Ago $321.02 million -2%
5 Years Ago $227.19 million +39%
10 Years Ago $230.24 million +37%
15 Years Ago $169.61 million +86%
ALL Comics
Shipped Year to Date (Dollars)
+2%
TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED (in
DOLLARS)
November 2016 (Top 300 GNs) $8.71 million
November 2016
(Top 100 GNs)
$5.12 million
November 2016
(Top 50 GNs)
$3.32 million
November 2016
(Top 25 GNs)
$2.12 million
Versus 1 Year
Ago
$7.12 million +22%
Versus 5 Years
Ago (Top 300)
$7.16 million +22%
Versus 10
Years Ago (Top 100)
$4.64 million +10%
Versus 15
Years Ago (Top 25)
$2.45 million -13%
ALL Graphic
Novel Shipped in Month (Dollars)
+22%
Year To Date $86.59 million
1 Year Ago $82.21 million +5%
ALL Graphic
Novel Dollars Shipped Year to Date (Dollars)
+2%
TOP 300 COMICS plus TOP GNs
SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
November 2016 (including Top
300 GNs)
$38.03 million
November 2016
(including Top 300 GNs)
$34.44 million
November 2016
(including Top 100 GNs)
$32.64 million
November 2016
(including Top 25 GNs)
$31.44 million
Versus 1 Year
Ago
$41.85 million -9%
Versus 5 Years
Ago (Top 300)
$31.51 million +9%
Versus 10
Years Ago (Top 50)
$29.24 million 0%
Versus 15
Years Ago (Top 25)
$20.96 million +58%
All Comics
& GNs Shipped in Month (Dollars)
-10%
Year To Date $401.62 million
1 Year Ago $403.22 million 0%
ALL Comics
& GNs Shipped Year to Date (Dollars)
-6%
ALL COMICS AND GNs SHIPPED (in
Dollars)
November 2016 $49,891,767.00
Versus 1 Year
Ago
$52.1 million -4%
Versus 5 Years
Ago
$41.28 million +21%
Versus 10
Years Ago
$39.25 million +27%
Year To Date $535.86 million
1 Year Ago $526.27 million +2%
TITLE SPECIFICS
TOP SELLING TITLE
Batman#10  120,901 copies at  $2.99
300th SELLING
TITLE
Uncle Scrooge
#20
 4,799 copies at  $3.99
NEW RELEASE
VOLUME
New Comics
Released
518
New Graphic
Novels Released
436
New Magazines
Released
33
Total New
Print Items Released
987

Click to see comics prices across time.

Incidentally, that 20-year comparative mentioned earlier takes us back to November 1996, when Superman got married. Time flies like a Kryptonian!

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