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Comic Sales Up 13% in August

Comic Periodicals Lead in Percentage Increase Again

Published: 01/18/2006 12:00am

Dollar sales of comics and graphic novels in comic shops in August were up a healthy 13% over sales in the same month a year ago.  Comic periodical sales ballooned by a substantial 16%, while graphic novels were down by 4%.  August was the first month in 2005 in which graphic novel sales declined.

 

For the top 300 comics in August, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--August 2005.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in August, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--August 2005.'
 
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in August, see ''Justice' Tops in August.'
 
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 over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in July, see 'Miller & Lee Break Records.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in July, see 'July Comic Sales Up 6%.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through August 2005, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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