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Comic Sales Rise in October

Periodicals Drive Growth

Published: 01/18/2006 12:00am

Sales of periodical comics climbed 6% in October when compared with sales for October 2004.  Sales of graphic novels for the month were down 13% vs. 2004 and pulled the growth rate down to an overall rise of only 2% for the combined comic book category, which includes both periodicals and graphic novels.  The powerful performance of DC's Infinite Crisis #1 (see 'Infinite Crisis -- A Million Dollar Book!') helped drive periodical comic book sales and played a major role in giving DC a 4.5% lead over Marvel in dollar share among comic book publishers.

 

For the top 300 comics in October, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2005.'

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