After some delay associated with implementation of yet more new procedures, our projections for DC comics sales to retailers in October 2020 are now online. Batman: Three Jokers #3 completed the trifecta, with the title leading for its third consecutive month.
Noteworthy is the fact that DC only released 49 new comics books in October 2020, which is fewer than any non-pandemic shutdown month since May 1991, when it shipped 45 new comics. (The post-1930s record low is, of course, April 2020, with three new releases; that’ll likely be an asterisk in the charts forever.)
The process behind the creation of the DC charts was discussed here. We already have the Diamond raw charts online; the projections are finished here for those, so those numbers will be added next and our fused charts will follow.
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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