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Graphic Novels Pick Up Pace

25% Increase in July

Published: 08/15/2006 12:00am

Graphic novel sales in comic stores picked up the pace in July, with 25% growth vs. the same month in 2005.  Comic sales were up 18%, bringing over-all sales in the category to a 19% increase over the previous year. 

 

This was the first month since last November in which graphic novels grew faster than periodical comics. 

 

Marvel's Halo Graphic Novel hardcover, at $24.99 and with over 10,000 copies sold, was the biggest dollar graphic novel of the month.

For the top 300 comics in July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2006.'

For the top 100 graphics novels in July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2006.'

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, see 'Civil War Stays On Top.'

For the top 300 comics in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2006.'

For the top 100 graphics novels in June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2006.'

For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see ''Civil War' Remains White Hot.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics Lead Strong Quarter.'

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through July 2006, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'

 
 
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