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Comic Sales Up in February

Strong Month for Floppies

Published: 03/20/2006 12:00am

A strong month for floppies continued the 2006 increase in comic sales, with an 8% increase in comic periodical sales overcoming an 8% decline in graphic novel sales to produce a 5% increase over-all in sales of comics and graphic novels to North American comic stores in February. 

 

Combined comic and graphic novel sales were also up over January, an unusual occurrence for what is generally the weakest month of the year. 

 

Special issues had more to do with the increases than launches, which were noticeably absent from the bestseller list this month.

 

For the top 300 comics in February, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--February 2006.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in February, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--February 2006.'
 
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in February, see ''Astonishing X-Men' Leads Strong February.'
 
For the top 300 comics in January, see 'Top 300 Comics Actual--January 2006.'
 
For the top 100 graphics novels in January, see 'Top 100 Graphic Novels Actual--January 2006.'
 
For an over-view and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in January, see '16 of 20 Top Comics Drop in January.'  For an analysis of the dollar trends in January, see 'Comics and Graphic Novels Sales Soar in January.'
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through February 2006, see 'ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 100 GNs Index.'
 
 
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