The last million-selling comic book in North America? It’s Batman vs. Pokémon for the title

Diamond Comic Distributors releases its sales reports for April 2014 orders from comics shops in North America soon, an it is widely expected that Marvel‘s Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #1, the second relaunched version of that long-running series, will be a blockbuster. Its many variant covers — including a large number specially designed for specific … Read more

February 2011 comics sales: A rebound, a record low, and a pricing retreat

Diamond Comic Distributors released its full report for comics shop orders for February 2011, and the figures do hold some interesting facts. As noted here last week, February was a month without all the comparison problems presented by January; publishers were acclimated to the Tuesday shipping window, and we weren’t comparing against an artificially lengthened … Read more

X-Men #1, One Piece, and world records

by John Jackson Miller, with special thanks to T.M. Haley One of the events you may have missed from Comic-Con International in 2010 was that the Guinness Book of World Records added Marvel Comics to its latest edition for publishing the best-selling comic book of all time: X-Men Vol. 2, #1, with its five variant … Read more