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Comic Dollars Up 15%

February '05 vs. February '04

Published: 03/24/2005 12:00am

Dollar sales of comics and graphic novels in February were up 15% over the dollars in February of 2004, the best month since we started tracking actual year over year numbers last March.  Comics were up 10%, and graphic novels a whopping 49% over the same period last year.  Sales in both categories were up across the board, with bigger numbers at both the tops and the bottoms of the lists.

 

The 15% growth in February provides a strong counterpoint to the sales slump that started in fourth quarter of last year and continued in January. 
 
For the top 300 comics in February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in February, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2005.'
 
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in February, see 'Comics Edge Up.'
 
For the top 300 comics in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2005.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in January, see 'Marvel Owns 70K+.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comic Sales Skid Again.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through February 2005, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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