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Specialty Store Focused On Overpriced Dying Medium Reports A Downturn In Sales

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, January 02 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Specialty Store Focused On Overpriced Dying Medium Reports A Downturn In Sales

Challengers Comics & Conversation reported a 6.8% decline in 2017 over 2016.


Source: Twitter

Chicago's Challengers Comics & Conversation took to Twitter to discuss year-end sales. The store, which focuses on an overpriced dying medium, reportedly had a 6.8% sales drop year over year.

 

The biggest hit that the store took was a drop in Marvel sales.

 

On the other side, DC's sales were up.

 

Challengers closed with a great summation of the modern comics market.

 

That's a steep dropoff only two issues later. And given the three month preorder window needed for today's comics, there was no time for Challengers to adjust to that attrition in readers. 





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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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