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

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

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


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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.

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