Diamond Comic Distributors sold in 293,913 copies of Rocket Raccoon #1, according to estimates by ICv2 from info released by Diamond. That's an impressive sell-in, but it's not all comic stores; Loot Crate included a copy of Rocket Raccoon in the July crate, and that's well over 100,000 copies (the company told ICv2 that it had 100,000 subscribers in April, and was growing at 20% a month, see "Loot Crate Hits 100,000 Subscribers"). Regardless, it seems likely that Rocket Raccoon #1 would have been the top book even without the Loot Crate copies, and by a significant margin.
There was one more title over 100,000 (three) than in June, but that was still a significant drop-off from July 2013, when there were five titles that sold in over 100,000.
Original Sin was hanging tough at around 90,000 copies per issue for #5 and #6, the issues that shipped in July, roughly comparable to the June issues.
DC is boosting dollars with cover price: there were three $4.99 DCs in the Top 25, including the #2 title, Batman.
On the graphic novel chart, the most recent The Walking Dead volume sold in at a little below the previous volume (23,953 vs. 25,290), but there could be a lot of reasons for that, including the week of release.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see "Strong July Comic Sales Turn Year Positive."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during July, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2014."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during July, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels--July 2014."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during June, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2014."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during June, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels--June 2014."
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see "Only Two Titles Over 100,000." For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see "First Half Direct Market Comics Flat."
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through July 2014, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
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Posted by ICv2 on August 12, 2014 @ 12:08 am CT
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