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Comic Sales Down in September

But Graphic Novels Up Again

Published: 01/18/2006 12:00am

Sales of periodical comics dipped 3% in September when compared with sales in the same month in 2004, but graphic novels were up 14% from 2004, almost enough to compensate for the drop in periodicals.  While the combined sales of comics and graphic novels to comic stores dipped ever so slightly in September (versus 2004), sales of comic and graphic novels were up a healthy 6% for the third quarter of 2005 versus the same period in 2004, with comic books up 7% and graphic novels up a smaller 3% from 2004 totals for the quarter.

For the top 300 comics in September, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in September, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2005.'
 
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in September, see 'All Star Batman & Robin Tops Again.'
 
For the top 300 comics in August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2005.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in August, see ''Justice' Tops in August.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in August, see 'Comic Sales Up 13% in August.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through September 2005, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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