Has 'Saga' Crested
Posted by Milton Griepp on July 12, 2016 @ 12:34 am CT
At the opposite end of the cover price spectrum, at $2.99, the two Batman books in the Top Five generated retail dollars of less than half those generated by the two Civil War issues.
Another expensive comic, DC’s Dark Knight III: Master Race #5, is holding up well, with sales of 139,919 on the fifth issue only a few thousand below the sales on #4. And the related Dark Knight III title, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1 ($6.99 cover price) clocked in with 122,305 copies.
The big book on the graphic novel chart was Saga, with sales to comic stores of 25,585. That seems great relative to other titles (it topped the last volume of The Walking Dead by over 6,000 copies), but it’s down from the last Saga volume, which generated sales of 29,387 its first month. It’s early to say the title has crested (retailers may have changed how long a period of inventory they want, for one thing), but it bears watching as this is the first time sales on the Saga collections have gone anywhere but up.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see "'Civil War II' and 'Rebirth' Launches Bring Direct Market Back."
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 2016."
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 Actual--June 2016."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during May, see "Top 300 Comics Actual -- May 2016."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during May, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels -- May 2016."
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through June 2016, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
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