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Only Three Titles Top 100K In February's Direct Market Sales

Only Three Titles Top 100K In February's Direct Market Sales

Two Batman series and Marvel's "Star Wars" were the only comic titles to crack 100,000 in sales for February 2016.

"Dark Knight III" Tops February 2016 Sales Charts, "Power Man & Iron Fist" Cracks Top 10

"Dark Knight III" Tops February 2016 Sales Charts, "Power Man & Iron Fist" Cracks Top 10

Marvel led the month, but DC Comics had the #1 selling issue, while Image's "The Wicked + The Divine" was the best-selling graphic novel.

Tilting at Windmills - 3/4/2016

Tilting at Windmills - 3/4/2016

This month Brian Hibbs dives deep -- really deep -- into 2015 BookScan numbers, tracking comic sales and trends for the bookstore market.

"Walking Dead" #150 Tops 156K in January Sales, "Spider-Man/Deadpool" Opens Strong

"Walking Dead" #150 Tops 156K in January Sales, "Spider-Man/Deadpool" Opens Strong

Image's zombie drama celebrates its anniversary with a major sales bump, while Marvel's wise-cracking team-up debuts over 130K.

Big Events, Relaunches Boosted Comic Book Sales in 2015

Big Events, Relaunches Boosted Comic Book Sales in 2015

Marvel had a strong 2015 thanks in large part to "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars," while "Dark Knight III" helped DC's numbers trend up at year's end.

Marvel Titles Accounted for Over Half of 2015's Top 1000 Comics

Marvel Titles Accounted for Over Half of 2015's Top 1000 Comics

With "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" dominating Top Ten sales charts all year, Marvel Comics commanded the top publisher position in 2015.

Mayo Report: Marvel Relaunches, "Batman/TMNT" Debut Strong in December

Mayo Report: Marvel Relaunches, "Batman/TMNT" Debut Strong in December

The Dark Knight remains DC's biggest property, "Secret Wars" maintains Marvel's momentum & "Rick and Morty" shows staying power.

"Secret Wars" Tops December Sales, "Star Wars" Enjoys "Vader Down" Bump

"Secret Wars" Tops December Sales, "Star Wars" Enjoys "Vader Down" Bump

"Frank Miller's new Batman tale holds strong, but Marvel's universe-changing event continues to top the sales charts.

"Secret Wars," "Dark Knight III" Top December Sales Charts

"Secret Wars," "Dark Knight III" Top December Sales Charts

"Secret Wars" and "Star Wars" led Marvel's year-end sales, while "Dark Knight III" and "Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" topped the charts for DC.

Diamond Announces Top 500 Selling Comics, Graphic Novels of 2015

Diamond Announces Top 500 Selling Comics, Graphic Novels of 2015

"Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" ruled the single issue charts, while "Saga" led Image Comics to a strong trade paperback presence.

The Mayo Report: "Dark Knight III," "Vader Down" Lead a Strong November

The Mayo Report: "Dark Knight III," "Vader Down" Lead a Strong November

Despite the overall numbers being up for the month, November's sales show that the Direct Market has some potentially tough months ahead.

Frank Miller's "Dark Knight III" Debuts to 440K In Sales

Frank Miller's "Dark Knight III" Debuts to 440K In Sales

"Vader Down" #1 landed with over 380K in sales, while every other Top Ten series sold over 100K in November 2015.

"Dark Knight III" Tops Direct Market Sales for November 2015

"Dark Knight III" Tops Direct Market Sales for November 2015

Frank Miller's Batman tale pushed Marvel's "Vader Down" #1 to the number two spot on the best-selling comics list.

The Mayo Report: Marvel's All-New Relaunches Lead to a Record-Setting October

The Mayo Report: Marvel's All-New Relaunches Lead to a Record-Setting October

Relaunches, variants, "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" pushed Marvel past its previous high sales benchmark set in 2008

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & More Lead Marvel to Massive October Sales

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & More Lead Marvel to Massive October Sales

Marvel's All-New #1 issues result in the publisher owning over 50% of the direct market's sales in October 2015.

"Invincible Iron Man" Leads Marvel Sweep of October's Top 10 Comics; Image Strong In Trades

"Invincible Iron Man" Leads Marvel Sweep of October's Top 10 Comics; Image Strong In Trades

"Star Wars" and "Spider-Man" aided a strong Marvel month as "Bitch Planet" proved a collected hit.

"Star Wars: Shattered Empire" Tops September Direct Market Sales

"Star Wars: Shattered Empire" Tops September Direct Market Sales

Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's movie-bridging comic soars, even as overall sales dip in September.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Undying Climb Up the Sales Charts

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "The Walking Dead's" Undying Climb Up the Sales Charts

While Marvel dominated August's sales chart, and DC was a solid #2, Image Comics continues to impress thanks in large part to its zombie juggernaut.

"Secret," "Star Wars" Rule August Sales Chart, "Walking Dead" Surges Into Top Ten

"Secret," "Star Wars" Rule August Sales Chart, "Walking Dead" Surges Into Top Ten

Marvel maintained its top position even while Image and DC reclaimed some top ten spots, but monthly sales were weaker as a whole.

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars," "Batman" & "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Lead August Sales

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars," "Batman" & "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Lead August Sales

The Marvel miniseries starring a married Spider-Man remains a strong seller, while "The Walking Dead" and "Justice League" re-enter the top ten.

The Mayo Report: "Secret" & "Star Wars" Fuel Marvel, Image Continues to Grow

The Mayo Report: "Secret" & "Star Wars" Fuel Marvel, Image Continues to Grow

"Secret Wars" is paving the way nicely for Marvel's All-New, All-Different series, and Image Comics continues to strengthen its Direct Market position.

"Archie" #1 Sales Top 100K, "Walking Dead" Surges Higher on July 2015 Sales Chart

"Archie" #1 Sales Top 100K, "Walking Dead" Surges Higher on July 2015 Sales Chart

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and "Star Wars" continue to dominate while "Invader Zim," Mad Max" and other series launch strong.

"Archie" Debuts in Top Ten, "Star Wars," Secret Wars" Fuel Marvel to Top of July Sales

"Archie" Debuts in Top Ten, "Star Wars," Secret Wars" Fuel Marvel to Top of July Sales

Archie Comics' flagship overhaul paid off for the publisher, but Marvel remained the top company overall.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Sales, "NonPlayer's Return & More

The Mayo Report: Analyzing "Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" Sales, "NonPlayer's Return & More

Does "Renew Your Vows'" strong debut indicate fans want a married Peter Parker, and how did a 217 week delay affect Nate Simpson's second issue?

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Lead Marvel to Top of Sales Charts in June 2015

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Lead Marvel to Top of Sales Charts in June 2015

Marvel's one-two franchise punch helps the publisher maintain its #1 position, even while DC Comics sees strong debuts for several series.

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Dominate Direct Market's Top Ten Sales in June

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Continue to Dominate Direct Market's Top Ten Sales in June

DC Comics' "Justice League of America" debuted strong, but Marvel remained the top publisher by a large margin in June 2015.

"Secret Wars" #1, BOOM!'s New "Bravest Warriors" Mini Both Sell Over 500K Copies in May 2015

"Secret Wars" #1, BOOM!'s New "Bravest Warriors" Mini Both Sell Over 500K Copies in May 2015

Marvel's "Secret Wars" and BOOM! Studios' new "Bravest Warriors" series led a Top Ten where every entry sold over 100K copies.

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Lead Marvel to Dominate May 2015 Top Ten Sales Chart

"Secret Wars," "Star Wars" Lead Marvel to Dominate May 2015 Top Ten Sales Chart

BOOM! Studios' latest "Bravest Warriors" mini debuted strong at #2, while DC Comics' "Convergence" finished outside of the top ten.

"Convergence" Launches Huge for DC, "Star Wars" #4 Cracks 200K

"Convergence" Launches Huge for DC, "Star Wars" #4 Cracks 200K

DC's crossover event opened to massive numbers, while Marvel's "Star Wars" line continues to impress on April 2015's sales charts.

"Star Wars" Tops April Sales Chart, DC's "Convergence" Dominates Top Ten

"Star Wars" Tops April Sales Chart, DC's "Convergence" Dominates Top Ten

Aside from a lone issue of "Batman," Diamond's top ten in April consisted solely of "Convergence" and "Star Wars" titles.

The Mayo Report: Analyzing Marvel's March Domination, DC's New 52 Slide

The Mayo Report: Analyzing Marvel's March Domination, DC's New 52 Slide

Marvel Comics' current line of titles not only dominated March's top ten, it accounted for nearly 50% of every comic sold in the Top 300.

"Star Wars" Continues to Dominate the Direct Market, "Princess Leia" #1 Sells Over 250K

"Star Wars" Continues to Dominate the Direct Market, "Princess Leia" #1 Sells Over 250K

Beyond "Leia" selling over a quarter-million copies to land in the #1 position, Marvel's "Star Wars" titles combine for four of March's top ten best-selling series.

"Princess Leia" Leads Marvel to Take 9 of March's Top Ten Sales Slots

"Princess Leia" Leads Marvel to Take 9 of March's Top Ten Sales Slots

DC's sole title to place in the top ten for March's Direct Market sales was the print release of digital-first series "Batman: Arkham Knight."

Mayo Report: How Did "Orphan Black" #1 Sell A Half-Million Copies?

Mayo Report: How Did "Orphan Black" #1 Sell A Half-Million Copies?

How did "Orphan Black" #1 become IDW's best-selling issue ever, and can it sustain sales from its chart-topping start?

"Orphan Black" #1 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales, "Vader," "Spider-Gwen" Both Top 250K

"Orphan Black" #1 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales, "Vader," "Spider-Gwen" Both Top 250K

IDW's tie-in to the hit BBC series moves almost half-a-million copies of its debut issue, while "Dartth Vader" and "Spider-Gwen" debut to over 250,000.

"Orphan Black" #1 Was the Best-Selling Title in February 2015

"Orphan Black" #1 Was the Best-Selling Title in February 2015

IDW Publishing's BBC series tie-in landed in the direct market's number one slot in February, while "Darth Vader" debuted in the #2 position.

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars'" Strong Launch & Jumping-In Vs. Jumping-On Points

The Mayo Report: "Star Wars'" Strong Launch & Jumping-In Vs. Jumping-On Points

John Mayo looks at Marvel's impressive "Star Wars" #1 numbers, and explores the power of a jumping-in story point over a jumping-on issue.

"Star Wars" #1 Accounted for About 1 in 7 Comics Sold in January

"Star Wars" #1 Accounted for About 1 in 7 Comics Sold in January

The Force was with Marvel in January, as "Star Wars" #1 sold about nine times as many copies as the next bestselling title.

"Star Wars" Launches Marvel to Top of January's Sales Charts

"Star Wars" Launches Marvel to Top of January's Sales Charts

According to Diamond Comics, Marvel's return to a galaxy far, far away helped the publisher take a large portion of the direct market's January sales.

The Mayo Report: Spidey's Sales Stand Above the Rest in a Strong 2014

The Mayo Report: Spidey's Sales Stand Above the Rest in a Strong 2014

In 2014, the direct market had its third strongest year since 2007, with Marvel accounting for 9 of the 10 best selling issues, and Image grabbing the tenth spot.

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