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Comics Up 20%

In Strong October

Published: 11/17/2007 12:00am

Based on sales of the Top 300 comics, comic sales by Diamond to comic stores in October were up 20% over October 2006.  Graphic novels (based on sales of the Top 100) were up a more modest 6%, bringing the total growth rate for the month to 17% vs. October 2006.

The increase in comic sales was not due to strength at the top of the list, where results were uninspiring.  But big-time growth in the bottom half of the list (see 'Power at the Bottom of the List') brought up the over-all growth rate.

On the graphic novel side, the biggest dollar book was the latest in the top-performing Absolute series, Absolute Sandman Vol. 2, which sold in over twice the dollars of the #2 dollar title, Justice Vol. 3, also from DC.

For the top 300 comics in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2007.'

For the top 100 graphics novels in October, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2007.'

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in October, see ''World War Hulk' Conquers Again.'

For the top 300 comics in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2007.'

For the top 100 graphics novels in September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2007.'

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in September, see ''World War Hulk' Conquers Again.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in September, see 'Comics Post 6% Gwoth in Q3.'

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through October 2007, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'

 
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