Graphic Novels Can't Keep Dollars Up in May
Comic Periodicals Decline
Published: 01/18/2006 12:00am
An increase in graphic novel sales wasn't enough to keep over-all comic dollars up in May, with a 7% growth rate in graphic novel dollars outweighed by a 4% decline in periodical dollars to produce a 3% decrease in dollar sales for comic periodicals and graphic novels combined vs. the same month in 2004.
May completed a five month string of growing graphic novel sales in comic stores. Comic periodicals have been flat to down during the same period.
For the top 300 comics in May, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2005.'
For the top 100 graphics novels in May, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2005.'
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in May, see 'Green Lantern #1 Tops 168K.'
For the top 300 comics in April, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2005.'
For the top 100 graphics novels in April, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2005.'
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in April, see 'DC Closes the Gap in April.' For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see 'Graphic Novels Drive April Sales.'
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through May 2005, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
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