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Comic Book Industry Not Dead Yet: Comic Sales Up 20% in March

Written by Christian Hoffer on Friday, April 08 2011 and posted in News Archive
Comic Book Industry Not Dead Yet: Comic Sales Up 20% in March

Buoyed by FF #1 and a fifth week, March 2011 sales were up 20% from February!

Diamond Comics reported strong sales in March 2011, with a 20% increase from the previous month.  FF #1 carried the month, selling approximately 48% more than Green Lantern #63, the month's second highest comic.  Rounding out the top ten were three Batman books, two issues of Brightest Day, an Avengers book, the Fear Itself Prologue and the beginning of the War of the Green Lanterns crossover.  The newest TPB of The Unwritten was the highest-selling graphic novel of the month. 

Despite the second straight month of increased sales from the prior month, comic sales were down 2.8% from last March and overall sales (factoring in graphic novel sales) were down 4.81%.  YTD sales remain down 814%, although this represents a slight increase from last year's YTD numbers.

So what does this mean?  Basically, the comic book industry continues to recover from a worrisome January and is still showing signs of viability.  Sales are predicted to jump with the arrival of Fear Itself, which should go a long way to bridge the gap between this year and 2010.

Source: Diamond Comics
Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer

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