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Diamond Announces Top Sales for December 2019

Comics Growth for 2019 is Essentially Flat Marvel/DC Split Top 10 for December with 5 each 2019 as a whole was pretty much a flat year for comics. 2019 vs 2018 saw an increase of 4.33% on dollar sales (which … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for November 2019

X-Men Stay On Top, as Does Marvel Snyder/Soule Hit the Top Ten With “Undiscovered Country” The X-Men relaunch has kept its hold on the hearts of fans, with New Mutants #1 and X-Men #2 coming in at #1 & 2 … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for October 2019

X-Men Drive Super-Heroes to Overall Gains in Comic Shops The X-Men have been super popular with super-hero fans for over 4 decades.  Dedicated X-Men fans kept buying the comics even when they admitted “It hasn’t been very good for years”.  … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for September 2019

Spawn #300 is the Best-selling Comic Marvel Remains Top Publisher Other than Spawn #300, the top sellers are the “usual suspects”.  Even Spawn #300 being at the top is not much of a surprise, it’s a milestone anniversary issue and … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for August 2019

Marvel Takes 7 of Top 10 Sales Spots Batman Grabs Other 3 Spots for DC I feel like a broken record…. Events, new #1s, and Batman command the top of the sales charts.  Comics buyers are nothing if not predictable … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for July 2019

Marvel’s X-Men Relaunch Grabs Top Sales Total Sales Up in 5-Wednesday July, Market Shares Remain About the Same In June Marvel out-shipped DC 147 items to 71 to gain 43.38% Dollar share and 48.93% unit share with 4 items in … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for June 2019

DC Ships Less Than Half as Many Items as Marvel Achieves ~60% of Marvel’s Market Share Marvel wins as top Publisher again.  This is hardly news.  Marvel out-shipped DC 147 items to 71.  That’s more than twice as many items … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for May 2019

DC is Coming on Strong with Comics Fans Marvel Wins Sales by Flooding the Market with Books In May, Marvel beat DC on unit share by only ~1% -> 39.75% for Marvel, 38.58% for DC.  While Marvel won by ~12% … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for April 2019

Detective Comics #1000 Variants Gave Comics a HUGE Bump in March April Sales Show the “No Big Book” slump In March, the plethora of variant covers for the $9.99 cover price Detective Comics #1000 drove DC to a rare win … Continue reading

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Diamond Announces Top Sales for March 2019

Sales on $9.99 Detective Comics #1000 Lead DC to a win in March Even though DC published 101 items to Marvel’s 143, they beat Marvel in dollars in March on the strength of the hue push for Batman’s 80th birthday … Continue reading

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