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Old 02-20-17, 08:43 PM   #1
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January Comic Book Sales

I saw this and felt like sharing it. It's Diamond's comic book sales to shops for the month. Keep in mind this month had Marvel overshipping their books by 10%. DC is expected to do even better in February than these numbers.

The entire comic book industry's revenue for 2016? Somewhere around $600 million in the United States.

> 1. U.S.Avengers #1 (Marvel) - 110,729 [2]
> 2. Batman #14 (DC) - 106,816 [4]
> 3. Batman #15 (DC) - 102,802 [6]
> 4. Justice League Power Rangers #1 (DC) - 86,589 [3]
> 5. Walking Dead #162 (Image) - 85,395 [13]
> 6. All Star Batman #6 (DC) - 84,296 [1]
> 7. Justice League Suicide Squad #3 (DC) - 74,299 [7]
> 8. Monsters Unleashed #1 (Marvel) - 74,107 [5]
> 9. Amazing Spider-Man #23 (Marvel) - 73,773 [11]
> 10. Justice League #12 (DC) - 72,598 [18]
> 11. Star Wars #27 (Marvel) - 72,331 [8]
> 12. Justice League Suicide Squad #4 (DC) - 71,450 [9]
> 13. Justice League Suicide Squad #6 (DC) - 71,213 [10]
> 14. Justice League Suicide Squad #5 (DC) - 70,489 [12]
> 15. Justice League #13 (DC) - 70,437 [20]
> 16. Detective Comics #948 (DC) - 64,090 [23]
> 17. IVX #2 (Marvel) - 62,723 [14]
> 18. IVX #3 (Marvel) - 61,638 [16]
> 19. Detective Comics #949 (DC) - 61,543 [26]
> 20. Flash #14 (DC) - 60,732 [27]
> 21. Superman #14 (DC) - 60,409 [28]
> 22. Flash #15 (DC) - 58,402 [30]
> 23. Superman #15 (DC) - 57,412 [31]
> 24. Venom #3 (Marvel) - 55,255 [17]
> 25. Clone Conspiracy #4 (Marvel) - 54,947 [22]
> 26. Suicide Squad #9 (DC) - 54,010 [36]
> 27. Suicide Squad #10 (DC) - 53,649 [38]
> 28. Unworthy Thor #3 (Marvel) - 52,938 [25]
> 29. Wonder Woman #14 (DC) - 52,784 [40]
> 30. Wonder Woman #15 (DC) - 50,978 [43]
> 31. Star Wars Doctor Aphra #3 (Marvel) - 48,592 [24]
> 32. Mighty Captain Marvel #1 (Marvel) - 48,519 [29]
> 33. Spider-Man #12 (Marvel) - 47,517 [32]
> 34. Harley Quinn #11 (DC) - 47,308 [48]
> 35. Mighty Thor #15 (Marvel) - 47,038 [33]
> 36. Titans #7 (DC) - 46,998 [51]
> 37. Spider-Man Deadpool #13 (Marvel) - 46,934 [34]
> 38. Trinity #5 (DC) - 46,204 [53]
> 39. Nightwing #12 (DC) - 46,057 [54]
> 40. Old Man Logan #16 (Marvel) - 45,807 [37]
> 41. Harley Quinn #12 (DC) - 45,599 [55]
> 42. Spider-Man Deadpool #1.MU (Marvel) - 45,566 [19]
> 43. Action Comics #971 (DC) - 44,894 [57]
> 44. Nightwing #13 (DC) - 44,462 [59]
> 45. Avengers #3 (Marvel) - 44,321 [41]
> 46. Invincible Iron Man #3 (Marvel) - 44,181 [42]
> 47. Saga #41 (Image) - 43,837 [548]
> 48. Action Comics #972 (DC) - 43,110 [62]
> 49. Captain America Steve Rogers #9 (Marvel) - 42,637 [44]
> 50. Saga #42 (Image) - 42,567 [63]
> 51. Deadpool #25 (Marvel) - 42,476 [15]
> 52. Doctor Strange #16 (Marvel) - 41,426 [45]
> 53. Teen Titans #4 (DC) - 41,304 [69]
> 54. Uncanny X-Men #17 (Marvel) - 41,231 [47]
> 55. Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #3 (Marvel) - 41,167 [46]
> 56. Star Wars Poe Dameron #10 (Marvel) - 40,091 [39]
> 57. Deadpool #24 (Marvel) - 40,064 [50]
> 58. Captain America Steve Rogers #10 (Marvel) - 40,051 [52]
> 59. Green Lanterns #14 (DC) - 39,854 [73]
> 60. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #12 (DC) - 39,148 [77]
> 61. Black Panther #10 (Marvel) - 38,741 [49]
> 62. Green Lanterns #15 (DC) - 38,571 [80]
> 63. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #13 (DC) - 38,053 [84]
> 64. Extraordinary X-Men #18 (Marvel) - 38,052 [60]
> 65. Unstoppable Wasp #1 (Marvel) - 37,415 [58]
> 66. Civil War II Oath #1 (Marvel) - 37,024 [35]
> 67. Thanos #3 (Marvel) - 36,643 [64]
> 68. Infamous Iron Man #4 (Marvel) - 36,373 [65]
> 69. Daredevil #15 (Marvel) - 36,014 [66]
> 70. Green Arrow #14 (DC) - 35,733 [87]
> 71. All New Wolverine #16 (Marvel) - 35,128 [70]
> 72. Champions #4 (Marvel) - 34,969 [71]
> 73. Deadpool The Duck #1 (Marvel) - 34,830 [68]
> 74. Spider-Gwen #16 (Marvel) - 34,768 [72]
> 75. Green Arrow #15 (DC) - 34,590 [90]
> 76. All New X-Men #17 (Marvel) - 34,143 [74]
> 77. Uncanny Avengers #19 (Marvel) - 33,957 [75]
> 78. Moon Knight #10 (Marvel) - 33,395 [79]
> 79. Aquaman #14 (DC) - 33,377 [92]
> 80. Daredevil #16 (Marvel) - 33,152 [81]
> 81. Punisher #8 (Marvel) - 32,937 [83]
> 82. Guardians of Galaxy #16 (Marvel) - 32,890 [82]
> 83. Hulk #2 (Marvel) - 32,585 [85]
> 84. Aquaman #15 (DC) - 32,424 [94]
> 85. Jessica Jones #4 (Marvel) - 32,252 [86]
> 86. Red Hood and the Outlaws #6 (DC) - 31,321 [97]
> 87. Reborn #4 (Image) - 31,102 [67]
> 88. Avengers #1.MU (Marvel) - 30,431 [61]
> 89. Justice League of America Killer Frost Rebirth #1 (DC) - 29,932 [101]
> 90. Deathstroke #10 (DC) - 29,864 [102]
> 91. Avengers #3.1 (Marvel) - 29,833 [89]
> 92. Batman Beyond #4 (DC) - 29,767 [103]
> 93. Justice League of America The Atom Rebirth #1 (DC) - 29,639 [104]
> 94. US Avengers #2 (Marvel) - 29,523 [91]
> 95. Justice League of America Vixen Rebirth #1 (DC) - 29,435 [105]
> 96. Supergirl #5 (DC) - 29,030 [107]
> 97. Batgirl #7 (DC) - 28,712 [109]
> 98. Deathstroke #11 (DC) - 28,625 [110]
> 99. Batman TMNT Adventures #3* (IDW) - 27,921 [56]
> 100. Justice League of America The Ray Rebirth #1 (DC) - 27,749 [116]

Graphic novels and trade sales to comic book shops in January:

> 1. Batman Vol. 1 I Am Gotham (Rebirth) (DC) - 9,122 [1]
> 2. Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1 (Image) - 7,218 [18]
> 3. Flash Vol. 1 Lightning Strikes Twice (Rebirth) (DC) - 5,884 [5]
> 4. Superman Vol. 1 Son of Superman (Rebirth) (DC) - 5,585 [10]
> 5. Saga Vol. 1 (Image) - 5,158 [42]
> 6. Justice League Vol. 1 The Extinction Machine (Rebirth) (DC) - 5,095 [13]
> 7. Paper Girls Vol. 1 (Image) - 4,698 [45]
> 8. Star Wars Han Solo (Marvel) - 4,660 [15]
> 9. Green Arrow Vol. 1 Life & Death of Oliver Queen (Rebirth) (DC) - 4,473 [17]
> 10. Black Monday Murders Vol. 1 All Hail God Mammon (Image) - 4,460 [9]
> 11. Goddamned Vol. 1 The Flood (Image) - 4,407 [36]
> 12. Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye (Image) - 4,363 [29]
> 13. Star Wars Vol. 4 Last Flight of the Harbinger (Marvel) - 4,345 [11]
> 14. Nightwing Vol. 1 Better Than Batman (Rebirth) (DC) - 4,263 [4]
> 15. Aquaman Vol. 1 The Drowning (Rebirth) (DC) - 3,940 [6]
> 16. Black Panther Book 2 Nation Under Our Feet (Marvel) - 3,911 [20]
> 17. Sunstone Vol. 5 (Image) - 3,782 [22]
> 18. Avatar Last Airbender Vol. 14 North South Part 2 (Dark Horse) - 3,710 [40]
> 19. Chew Vol. 12 (Image) - 3,651 [19]
> 20. Green Lanterns Vol. 1 Rage Planet (Rebirth) (DC) - 3,637 [8]
> 21. Monstress Vol. 1 (Image) - 3,491 [65]
> 22. Harley Quinn Vol. 5 The Jokers Last Laugh (DC) - 3,119 [25]
> 23. Wolverine Old Man Logan Vol. 3 Last Ronin (Marvel) - 3,021 [30]
> 24. Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides Slaves Dread Desire HC (Dark Horse) -2,921 [23]
> 25. One Punch Man Vol. 10 (Viz) - 2,750 [52]
> 26. Mighty Thor Vol. 1 Thunder In Her Veins (Marvel) - 2,380 [32]
> 27. Amazing Spider-Man Worldwide Vol. 4 (Marvel) - 2,211 [46]
> 28. Renato Jones One Percent Season 1 (Image) - 2,195 [78]
> 29. Harley Quinn HC Vol. 6 Black White & Red All Over (DC) - 2,141 [24]

The trade sales list apparently looks much different when you account for non-comic book retailers.
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Old 02-20-17, 11:18 PM   #2
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Re: January Comic Book Sales

Is this good, bad, amazing? Sorry I may be missing the context here, besides the fact that milking the same people by double shipping books is working and we'll see more of it.
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Re: January Comic Book Sales

Monstress Vol 1 showing nice legs.
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Re: January Comic Book Sales

Why was US Avengers #1 so big? Is that a popular title? Is it simply because there were over 50 different covers for it?
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Why was US Avengers #1 so big? Is that a popular title? Is it simply because there were over 50 different covers for it?
Bingo, Marvel gave it tons of variant covers. Wait for the number because it sounds ridiculous - 54 different variants of the same issue.

Marvel's sales have largely cratered as they've gone further and further down the rabbit hole. They are planning their own version of Rebirth with a return to their legacy characters.
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Bingo, Marvel gave it tons of variant covers. Wait for the number because it sounds ridiculous - 54 different variants of the same issue.

Marvel's sales have largely cratered as they've gone further and further down the rabbit hole. They are planning their own version of Rebirth with a return to their legacy characters.
The number I read somewhere was a bit more than that. Of course I can't find mention of anything over 54 on the web at the moment. I personally bought my state cover, and I guess a lot of people probably did that as well.
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