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Comic and Graphic Novel Sales Dip in February

Second Time in Four Months

Published: 03/18/2008 12:00am

Comic and graphic novel dollar sales to comic stores dipped in February vs. the year ago period, the second time in just four months that such a drop has occurred.  The 4% drop followed an anemic 1% rise in January, a 4% increase in December, and a 5% drop in November.  Tough comparisons with the Civil War-fueled sales in the year ago period and a lack of significant new hits in were the primary reasons for the declines. 

Prior to the last few months, May 2005 was the last month that comic and graphic novel sales to comic stores declined.

For the top 300 comics in February, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2008."

For the top 100 graphics novels in February, see "Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2008."

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in February, see "Top Comic Weakness."

For the top 300 comics in January, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2008."

For the top 100 graphics novels in January, see "Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2008."

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in January, see "'Hulk' Tops January Charts."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see "Comics, GN Sales Up Mostly in January."

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through February 2008, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index."

 
 
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