Venom, X of Swords lead September Diamond comics sales; market shares resume; full charts already online

In the second month since the return of sales charts for August 2020, the distributor carrying most of the comics released in North America, Diamond Comic Distributors, has announced its September 2020 top-sellers — and while comparative month-to-month and year-to-year sales statistics did not return, we did get market shares again — our first official … Read more

The “Shutdown Split” Era: Comichron adds comics sales projections for April through July 2020

New comics sales charts are back on Comichron, after a fashion. They’re not Diamond Comic Distributors‘ charts, but they do report on retailer purchases from Diamond — as well as of retail purchases from DC‘s new distribution channel, which includes Lunar Distribution and UCS Comic Distributors. The new charts are also old at the same … Read more

March 2020 comics sales online: Spider-Woman #1 orders top 142,000 copies

Our March 2020 comics sales estimates are now online, giving us the clearest picture we’ve gotten yet of the weeks leading into the commercial shutdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Click to read more about the state of the market during this historic period. Spider-Woman #1 was the bestseller with more than 142,000 copies moved in North America, whereas Batman #91 … Read more

Comics orders in March 2020 down 15%; Spider-Woman #1 led market as shutdown began

March saw the Coronavirus pandemic shutting down commerce across much of North America, and impacting the comics industry at several levels. DC‘s printer closed during the month, the major comics distributor saw warehouses closed by law, and hundreds of stores were likewise forced to shutter. Nonetheless, significant business was transacted during the month, and Diamond … Read more