Even as Both Slip
Posted by Milton Griepp on September 14, 2015 @ 6:50 pm CT
Both Secret Wars and Star Wars titles are selling very well, but it’s worth noting that sales on both title groups are eroding over time, with secondary Secret Wars tie-in titles suffering the largest declines.
DC did better in August than in July, placing seven titles in the Top 25, and posting increased sales on many of them. It was a Bombshells month, with Bombshells #1 ranking #18 for the month, selling over 59,000 copies, and four DC titles in the Top 25 experiencing sales increases behind Bombshell variants. DC’s two best sellers, Batman and Justice League, were both up in August.
But absent promotional activity, sales on DC titles below the top ranks are slipping, with cancellations turning up in the December solicitations.
On the graphic novel front, The Walking Dead is still selling much better than any other graphic novel title in the comic store market, but initial sales of new volumes have been dropping about 1000 copies per volume over the last four volumes.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see "Are Marvel Delays Affecting Market?"
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during August, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2015."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during August, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2015."
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 2015."
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 Actual--July 2015
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, see "Marvel Has Over Half of the Top 25 Titles in July." For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see "Marvel's 'Secret Wars,' 'Star Wars' Take Top 4."
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through August 2015, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
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