December 2015 comics sales estimates online: Secret Wars #8 leads with 170k copies ordered

The final sales report for December is now out from Diamond Comic Distributors, and the sales estimates have been calculated here at Comichron. Click to see the sales estimates for comics ordered in December 2015. We’ve already covered the end-of-year bottom line numbers in our preliminary 2015 post, but now we get to see some … Read more

Comics shops order $579 million in comics, GNs in 2015, up 7%; Star Wars, Saga lead Top 10s

The comics market’s growth accelerated in 2015, with a strong finish to the year helping to negate a weaker third quarter, according to Comichron’s analysis of end-of-year data released by Diamond Comic Distributors. Comics retailers ordered more than $579 million in comic books, graphic novels, and magazines from Diamond in 2015, beating last year’s total … Read more

December 2014: Batman leads the market — but which issue? Another Loot Crate conundrum

The missing pieces from the sales picture for comics in 2014, December’s comics orders, were provided today by Diamond Comic Distributors — and they depict a market that closed out the year on a positive note. It is, in fact, probably more positive than it looks. Meanwhile, we have a curious situation in that while … Read more