Flashbacks to the Past: November 2009

Following the report on comics orders for November 2009, here’s a look back at what was going on in previous years… November 2008‘s top seller was Marvel’s Ultimatum #1, with first-month orders through Diamond Comic Distributors of approximately 114,200 copies. It was the slowest month of the year, unit-sales wise; Marvel’s Secret Invasion had ended … Read more

October 2009: Flashbacks to the past

Following the report on comics orders for October 2009, here’s a look back at what was going on in previous years… October 2008‘s top seller was Marvel’s Secret Invasion #7, with first-month orders of approximately 154,600 copies in the direct market, slightly fewer than the previous issue. The midlist pushed deep this month, with the … Read more

August 2009: Flashbacks to the past

Continuing our look at what came before August 2009, we find some interesting landmarks… August 2008‘s top seller was Marvel’s Secret Invasion #5, with first-month orders of approximately 165,900 copies in the direct market, a few thousands copies less than the previous issue. Check out the sales chart here. August 2004‘s top-seller was Astonishing X-Men … Read more

July comics sales: Flashbacks to the past

And now let’s continue our look at what came before July 2009 — when Captain America Reborn #1 topped the charts with approximately 193,000 copies ordered by comics shops through Diamond… July 2008‘s top seller was Marvel’s Secret Invasion #4, with first-month orders of approximately 175,400 copies in the direct market, just slightly less than … Read more