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Marvel's Fresh Start Pushes May's Comic Sales To Recent High

Written by Tim Midura on Tuesday, June 19 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel's Fresh Start Pushes May's Comic Sales To Recent High

Four of Marvel's titles shipped over 100,000 copies each.

Source: Comichron

Comic sales were up this May, as seven different titles shipped over 100,000 copies each. This many weren't necessarily sold to customers, but were ordered by comic book shops. Amazing Spider-Man #800 sold 411,480 copies at $9.99 a pop, while three Marvel Fresh Start titles sold six digits as well.


The top 300 comics sold in May 2018 were up year over year 9% as far as dollar sales, but overall units year over year were down 2%.

Year over year sales for graphic novels were down 16% with the top 300 graphic novels combining for $6.09 million in sales.


Marvel is sitting pretty at the top of market share at 38.35% with DC close behind at 37.87%. Amazing Spider-Man #800 put Marvel far and away the leader in terms of dollar sales as well with 42.64% of the marketplace with DC in second at 25.71%.


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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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