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July Comic Sales Up 6%

Periodicals Up 7%, Graphic Novels Flat

Published: 01/18/2006 12:00am

July sales of comics and graphic novels to comic stores were up 6% in dollars over the year-ago period.  Comic format sales were up 7%, with the red-hot sales of All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #1 certainly contributing substantially to that growth, along with House of M and its related titles.  July broke a six month string of double digit graphic novel growth; sales were flat vs. the year ago period. 

 

For the top 300 comics in July, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in July, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2005.'
 
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, see 'Miller & Lee Break Records.'
 
For the top 300 comics in June, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in June, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2005.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see ''House of M' Bofo at 233K.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Both Up Double Digits.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through July 2005, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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