Monday, December 18, 2017 • Afternoon Edition • "Comics: we give a crap!"

October's Comic Sales Down 11+% Year Over Year

Written by Tim Midura on Saturday, November 11 2017 and posted in News with Benefits
Tags:
Comics

October's Comic Sales Down 11+% Year Over Year

Comics were down, while graphic novel sales were up slightly.


Source: ICv2

Comic and graphic novel sales combined have fallen more than 11% in October 2017 vs October 2016. Comic sales declined 15.74%, while graphic novel sales were up 2.37%. Market shares were consistent, aside from Image whose share grew to 11.46%.

October 2017 Comic Store Market Share
36.38% Marvel Comics
30.58% DC Entertainment
11.46% Image Comics
4.33% IDW Publishing
2.82% Dark Horse Comics
1.99% Dynamite Entertainment
1.96% BOOM! Studios
1.08% Oni Press
1.02% Titan Comics
0.68% Archie Comics

DC had seven out of the top ten best selling comics of October 2017, including #1.

  1. Dark Nights: Metal #3
  2. The Mighty Thor #700
  3. Amazing Spider-Man #78
  4. 9Batman #32
  5. Batman #33
  6. The Despicable Deadpool #287
  7. Batman: The Drowned #1
  8. Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1
  9. Batman: The Merciless #1
  10. Batman: White Knight #1

Image took six of the top ten best selling trades of October 2017, including #1.

  1. The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
  2. Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Ed.
  3. Seven to Eternity Vol. 2
  4. Rat Queens Vol. 4
  5. Super Sons Vol. 1
  6. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 3
  7. Redneck Vol. 1
  8. Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel
  9. Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 3
  10. Low Vol. 4




Loading...

Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:



Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Tim Midura


Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


More articles from Tim Midura
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!