October 2020 combined charts online, with unit estimates; Marvel, DC split top five

We resumed unit sales estimates with our September 2020 report, introducing several new workflows to the process; for the following month’s report, we’ve added even more as we seek to unlock the limited information released by comics distributors in the months following the Shutdown Split. Our Combined Comics Sales for October 2020 page is  now … Read more

Comics comeback continues as Spidey anniversary issues lead Diamond orders in $37 million month

The portion of the comics market represented by Diamond Comic Distributors continued its post-shutdown recovery in October, with the distributor shipping what Comichron projects to be nearly 5.5 million comic books, graphic novels, and magazines to North American accounts, including a little over 5.1 million comic books. Click to see the full Top 500s for … Read more

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