January 2019 comics sales estimates online: Four comics over 100k copies

A year after just two comics had sales over 100,000 copies, January 2019 doubled that number, with sales led by Batman Who Laughs #2. Diamond Comic Distributors shipped nearly 117,000 copies of the comic book to stores in the United States and Canada, with Captain Marvel #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #1, and Conan the Barbarian #1 also reporting sales in six figures.

Click to see the comics sales estimates for January 2019.

You can also see a video walkthrough of the month’s preliminary sales report.

The vital statistics, after the break:

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TOP 300 COMICS SHIPPED (in UNITS)
January 2019 6.4 million copies
1 Year Ago 6 million copies +7%
5 Years Ago 6.17 million copies +4%
10 Years Ago 5.62 million copies +14%
15 Years Ago 5.15 million copies +24%
20 Years Ago 6.14 million copies +4%
Top 500 Comics
Shipped (Units)
6.86 million copies
ALL Comics
Shipped in Month (Units)
7.04 million copies +5%
TOP 300 COMICS
SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 $26.62 million
1 Year Ago $23.54 million +13%
5 Years Ago $23.31 million +14%
10 Years Ago $19.19 million +39%
15 Years Ago $14.49 million +84%
20 Years Ago $15.73 million +69%
Top 500 Comics
Shipped (Dollars)
$28.59 million
ALL Comics
Shipped during Month (Dollars)
+15%
TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 (Top 300 GNs) $5.45 million
January 2019
(Top 100 GNs)
$3.37 million
January 2019
(Top 50 GNs)
$2.2 million
January 2019
(Top 25 GNs)
$1.39 million
Versus 1 Year
Ago (comparing just the Top 300)
$5.24 million +4%
Versus 5 Years
Ago (comparing just the Top 300)
$5.8 million -6%
Versus 10
Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300)
$6.2 million -12%
Versus 15
Years Ago (comparing just the Top 50)
$2.03 million +8%
Top 500 Graphic Novel Shipped
in Month (Dollars)
$6.48 million
ALL Graphic
Novel Shipped in Month (Dollars)
+12%
TOP 300 COMICS
plus TOP GNs SHIPPED (in DOLLARS)
January 2019 (including Top
300 GNs)
$32.08 million
January 2019
(including Top 300 GNs)
$29.99 million
January 2019
(including Top 100 GNs)
$28.82 million
January 2019
(including Top 25 GNs)
$28.01 million
Versus 1 Year
Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs)
$28.78 million +11%
Versus 5 Years
Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs)
$29.11 million +10%
Versus 10
Years Ago (comparing just the Top 300 GNs)
$25.37 million +10%
Versus 15
Years Ago (comparing just the Top 50 GNs)
$16.52 million +84%
Top 500 Comics & Top 500
GNs Shipped in Month (Dollars)
$35.07 million
ALL COMICS AND GNs
SHIPPED (in Dollars)
January 2019 $44,934,200.00
Versus 1 Year
Ago
$39.31 million +14%
Versus 5 Years
Ago
$38.94 million +15%
Versus 10
Years Ago
$31.31 million +44%
TITLE SPECIFICS
TOP SELLING COMIC BOOK
Batman Who
Laughs #2
 116,827 copies at $4.99
50th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Star Wars Age
of Republic Obi-Wan Kenobi #1
 36,392 copies at $3.99
100th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Black Panther
#8
 22,670 copies at $3.99
150th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Unnatural #6  13,937 copies at $3.99
200th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Scarlet #5  9,612 copies at $3.99
300th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Betty &
Veronica #2
 4,748 copies at $3.99
400th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Rock &
Roll Biographies Tool #
 1,915 copies at $3.99
500th PLACE
COMIC BOOK
Threshold
Allure #0 Nude
 942 copies at $3.99
NEW RELEASE
VOLUME
New Comics
Released
515
New Graphic
Novels Released
359
New Magazines
Released
37
Total
New Print Items Released
911
PRICING
Average Cover Price
of Comics in the Top 300
$4.05
Average
Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300, weighted by orders
$4.16
Average
Cover Price of Comics in the Top 25
$4.27
Median
Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300
$3.99
Most
Common Cover Price of Comics in the Top 300
$3.99
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