Print View

Comic Sales Slip in April

Continuing Declines

Published: 05/20/2008, Last Updated: 06/17/2008 06:08pm

Comic and graphic novel sales to comic stores dropped 3% in April 2008 vs. the year ago period.  Graphic novel sales dropped 7%, a heavier drop than the 2% drop in comic periodical sales.

 

These declines follow declines in Q1, when comic and graphic novel sales dropped 5% vs. Q1 2007 (comic periodicals were down, graphic novels were up for the period).

 

Once again, the year ago period just seemed to have more good titles, with the Fallen Son titles, the end of Civil War, and DC’s World War III all accounting for significant comic dollars in 2007.  Graphic novels also had tough comparables, with the launch of the Civil War trades hitting in April 2007.

 

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

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

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in April, see "'Secret Invasion' Launches at 250k."

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


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

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in March, see "'Dark Tower' Tops March Comics."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in March, see "Comics Slip in Q1."

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

 
 
Exclusive 'Justice League' Animated Series
On Machinima
Machinima has rights to Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles.