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Comic Sales Edge Lower in February

Graphic Novels Up Slightly

Published: 03/11/2010 12:00am

Comic sales in comic stores were down slightly in February, with a 3% decline vs. the year ago period.  Graphic novel sales were up 1% vs. February 2009, the first increase since March of 2009, and somewhat remarkable given that over 12,000 copies of Watchmen were sold in February 2009, over 10 times the number sold in February of 2010. 

 

Comics and graphic novel sales combined were down around 2% vs. the previous year.

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in February, see "'Blackest Night' Finishing Strong."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during February, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during February, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books scheduled to ship during January, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels scheduled to ship during January, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2010."

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in January, see "'Siege' Tops the Charts."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see "Comics Inch Up in January."

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through February 2010, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."

 
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