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Comics and Graphic Novels Up 5% in September

Despite Tough 03 Comparison

Published: 10/18/2004 12:00am

Comic and graphic novel dollars were up 5% in September, despite tough comparisons with September 2003, when JLA/Avengers #1 contributed over $1 million to the month's dollar total.  Comic dollars were up 5%, while graphic novels dropped 17% vs. 2003.

 

The strength in 2004 came below the top 25 comics, for which dollars were over $1 million less than the dollars in the top 25 comics in September 2003. 

 

The third quarter was another solid one, with over-all sales for the category up 4% over 2003.  Comics were up 4%; graphic novels were up a more modest 1%.
 
For the top 300 comics in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2004.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2004.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in September, see 'Sales Slip in Seasonal Softness.'
 
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 an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'August Comics & GNs Up 10% Over '03.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through September 2004, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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