Strong Holiday Season for RPGs
March 8, 2019
Between celebrity involvement, media depictions, and streaming play, Dungeons & Dragons is now commonplace in pop culture.
A Solution to Too Many Titles
March 7, 2019
The holiday season of 2018 may have been when publishers and the trade took a big step forward in addressing the proliferation of titles.
As Side Games Take Hold
March 6, 2019
Games Workshop ruled the miniatures category for Fall, as its strategy of expanding universes with side games took hold.
Pressure on Category as New Games Launch
March 5, 2019
The key feature of the Fall market for collectible game products in the hobby was that only some things were working.
Hobby Games Channel Grows in Choppy Year
March 4, 2019
Despite some rough patches, sales in the hobby games channel grew for a tenth year in 2018, continuing a decade-long run of positive numbers.
Graphic Novels, Games, and Merch Throughout the Store
February 22, 2019
We found graphic novels, games, and merch in multiple locations around the store.
Manga Powers Up, Author Sales Dip, Superheroes Up Slightly
February 21, 2019
We compared these charts to January 2018. The results were mixed.
The Holidays Are Over
February 20, 2019
While the top title on the Top 20 Kids Graphic Novels in the book channel, based on NPD BookScan data for January provided to ICv2, sold better than last month’s top title, overall sales were down from December.
'Dragon Ball,' Marie Kondo Lead the Pack
February 19, 2019
Sales on Dragon Ball Super and the "Decluttering Manga" were substantially higher than the other titles on the chart.
We Analyze Changes in Output from IDW, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite
February 11, 2019
We took a look at the mid-size comic publishers IDW, Dark Horse, BOOM!, and Dynamite to see how their publishing output has changed.
'D&D' Hits Target
February 4, 2019
Dungeons & Dragons made an appearance, Cards Against Humanity was being sold from a sidekick display, and shelves were showing the logistics effects of winter weather.
Column by Milton Griepp
January 17, 2019
Comic stores are getting hammered from two directions.