Diamond’s combined comics and graphic novel sales up slightly in 2018; Action #1000, Infinity Gauntlet top titles

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its annual top-sellers list for 2018, and the entries are basically as we had projected them here through November at Comichron — and our projected dollar market shares were spot-on. We also got from the data a little information about what sold in December. To no one’s surprise, April’s Action Comics #1000 … Read more

Dark Nights Metal ships 262k copies, most of 2017, beating Rebirth #1’s first month: August comics sales estimates

While comics shop orders during the month of August 2017 were down in all categories versus last August’s blockbuster, we’ve finally found a book that’s been able to top a mark set in that summer of DC Rebirth launches. And it’s another DC book: Comichron estimates that Diamond Comic Distributors shipped almost exactly 262,000 copies … Read more

January 2017 comics sales estimates online; overships visible in charts (without affecting much)

Comichron’s estimates are now online for comics and graphic novels shipped in January by Diamond Comic Distributors, and while a number of elements make analyzing this month trickier than usual, the month’s $40.1 million performance doesn’t look too far out of line with what we’ve come to expect from winter months in the past when … Read more