Comics Up 14% in Q1
Published: 04/16/2007 12:00am
Sales of comics to comic stores were up 14% over the previous year in the first quarter of 2007, the 9th consecutive up quarter in this recent run of increasing sales of floppies. Civil War continues to account for a major percentage of sales. Even a month after the release of the last issue of the main series, Civil War-related floppies were 14% of the total dollars for March.
Graphic novels (based on sales of the Top 100 graphic novel titles) were up around 8% in Q1, a lower but still substantial growth rate.
Comics were up only 4% in March, and graphic novels up 2%, the lowest growth rate of Q1.
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