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PRO: July 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Superhero, Manga, Author Graphic Novels with Actual Numbers
'The Adventure Zone' Soars to New Heights
August 15, 2018
It's the Author category that is truly remarkable this month.
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PRO: July 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
'The Adventure Zone' Blows the Doors Off
August 14, 2018
The Adventure Zone
didn't just dominate the top 20 Adult Graphic Novels chart, it blew the doors off of it.
PRO: July 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
The Numbers Are Down, Except When They're Not
August 9, 2018
PopularMMOS Presents A Hole New World
sold more copies in July than in June.
PRO: 'The Most Difficult Time to Order New Comic Books in 30 Years'
As Sales Creep Back Up in Comic Stores
August 3, 2018
There are definitely bright spots in recent sales of comics and graphic novels, but comics retailing remains extremely challenging.
PRO: Positive Game Store Trends in Spring 2018
Without Big New Hits
August 2, 2018
Sentiments in the trade have improved from those at the end of 2017.
PRO: Hobby Games Top $1.5 Billion
July 30, 2018
Sales of hobby games in the U.S. and Canada topped $1.5 billion for the first time in 2017, reaching $1.55 billion, according to a new estimate compiled by ICv2 and reported in
PRO: June 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Superhero, Manga Author Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
The Power of Teens
July 26, 2018
What this chart really shows is the power of the teen dollar.
PRO: Channel Check - Medium-Sized Walmart (Games, Graphic Novels)
July 11, 2018
July 23, 2018
We visited a medium-sized Walmart to check out their games and graphic novel displays and compare them to a year ago.
PRO: June 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
'My Hero Academia' is Gaining Strength
July 17, 2018
My Hero Academia
seems to be gaining momentum.
PRO: June 2018 NPD BookScan - Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels with Actual Sales
Sales Up All Down the Line
July 16, 2018
Sales on most of the Top 20 Kids graphic novels were helped by the sales and relatively high MSRP of a new title.
PRO: Channel Check - Barnes & Noble (Comics and Graphic Novels, Merch)
July 11, 2018
July 13, 2018
The comic spinner disappeared, a big kids graphic novel display appeared, and Funko got more real estate.
PRO: Channel Check - Barnes & Noble (Games)
July 11, 2018
July 12, 2018
The impact of
Dungeons & Dragons,
which is spreading throughout the store, was probably the biggest change in the merchandising.
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2. Ant-Man and Wasp
3. Dungeons & Dragons
7. Magic: The Gathering
8. Star Wars
10. Rick and Morty