January 2011: Bad, but a light trading day in the market

The Top 100 comics and trade paperback lists for January 2011 are out, along with Diamond Comic Distributors’ aggregate month-to-month and year-to-year comparisons. Sales are off considerably against January 2010 and against last month, with double-digit declines for comics dollar sales and trade paperback dollar sales. There’s not enough data inside the lists to say … Read more

Ghosts of Januaries past (updated)

Still running more numbers on January 2009 — my process takes a few extra steps — but it is looking like the predicted losses will be reflected in the final data. Now is a good time, then, to take another look at Dead Quarters past, and what the typical January performances are. The dropoffs from … Read more