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June Comic Sales Up 1%

First Half Down 1%

Published: 07/13/2010 12:00am

June comic and graphic novel sales in the direct market were up 1% over the same month in 2009.  A 21% jump in graphic novel sales, the best year over year comparison since June of 2008, made that possible; periodical sales slipped 4% vs. the previous year period.

 

Q2 comic and graphic novel sales were down 4% vs. Q2 2009, with a 2% decline in comic sales and a 9% decline in graphic novel sales. 

 

The first half of 2010 was almost a wash over-all, with a combined 1% decline in comic and graphic novel sales vs. 2009.  Comic sales were up 1%; graphic novel sales were down 9% for the period.


For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see "Four Avengers in Top 10 in June."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during June, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2010."

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

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

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

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in May, see "'Avengers' Launch Over 163K."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see "Comic Sales Turn Around in May."

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