Action Comics’ Is the Rainmaker in April") pulled in some big numbers, as calculated by ICv2 based on sales indexes released by Diamond Comic Distributors and publisher information on individual title sales. Diamond sold 449,787 copies of Action Comics #1000 in North America, or roughly 90% of the over 500,000 copies that were ordered worldwide (see "’Action Comics’ #1000 Preorders Hit 500,000"). This is a fairly normal ratio, with Diamond UK typically selling around 10% of the total copies sold to comic stores.
Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man issues also pulled big numbers, with both #789 and #799 selling around 200,000 copies. The first issue of Hunt for Wolverine sold over 138,000 copies, big numbers for a Marvel #1 in recent months (especially at $5.99).
On the graphic novel chart, the Action Comics 80 Years of Superman HC collection sold 18,641 copies to comic stores in April, another robust number. That’s the biggest sales on a graphic novel since the most recent issue of Saga was released last December.
It’s nice to see bigger numbers at the tops of the charts after the long sales drought we’ve seen recently in comic store sales.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see "'Action Comics' Is the Rainmaker in April."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during March, see "Top 500 Comics Actual--April 2018."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during March, see "Top 500 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2018."
For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 300 Graphic Novel articles, see "ICv2 Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
On Both Comics and Graphic Novel Charts
Posted by Milton Griepp on May 7, 2018 @ 1:49 pm CT
Eight 'Decades' Volumes
August 15, 2018
Marvel Entertainment will publish eight trade paperback volumes celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary in 2019.