Comics Slip, Graphic Novels Surge
Published: 08/18/2010 12:00am
Comic sales to comic stores were down vs. the previous year and graphic novel sales up in July. With only one title over 100,000 copies, comic sales dropped 12% vs. the year ago period. But strong sales on all six Scott Pilgrim volumes, along with a new Walking Dead volume, pushed graphic novel sales up 3% vs. the previous year.
The over-all picture was one of weakness, however, as the increase in graphic novel sales was insufficient to outweigh weak comic sales; over-all sales were down 9% in July.
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