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August Comics & GNs Up 10% Over '03

Led by Marvel

Published: 09/20/2004 12:00am

Diamond's sales of comics and graphic novels to North American comic stores were up 10% in August vs. August 2003, with graphic novels up 22% and 'floppies' up 8%.  Marvel led the way, with a 24% increase in dollars over 2003.  DC was also up, but by a more modest 8%.  The other two publishers in the Big Four, Dark Horse and Image, were both down.  Dark Horse was down 4% compared to the year ago period, while Image tumbled 48% vs. August 2003.

 
For the top 300 comics in August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2004.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2004.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in August, see 'Astonishing X-Men #4 Over 145k.'
 
For the top 300 comics in July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2004.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2004.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, see 'Top Comic Sales Drop in July.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'Comic Dollars Flat in July.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through August 2004, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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