Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday's Headlines - August 2017 Sales By The Numbers


Direct Market comic book sales were down over 20% in August versus 2016, but that comes with a major caveat - August 2016 sales were some of the strongest ever in the Diamond era. More on that in a moment. First, the basics the bottom dollar!

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS
UNITS
AUGUST 2017 VS. JULY 2017
COMICS
9.56%
9.30%
GRAPHIC NOVELS
18.34%
20.46%
TOTAL COMICS/GN
12.16%
10.12%
TOYS
52.54%
32.90%
AUGUST 2017 VS. AUGUST 2016
COMICS
-25.72%
-25.91%
GRAPHIC NOVELS
-6.89%
-10.02%
TOTAL COMICS/GN
-20.71%
-24.84%
TOYS
-33.47%
-42.90%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2016
COMICS
-9.94%
-6.23%
GRAPHIC NOVELS
-11.68%
-12.77%
TOTAL COMICS/GN
-10.47%
-6.76%
TOYS
-10.99%
-16.38%
 
NEW TITLES SHIPPED
PUBLISHER
COMICS SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED
MAGAZINES SHIPPED
TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS
106
40
1
147
DC ENTERTAINMENT
78
29
1
108
IMAGE COMICS
62
18
0
80
IDW PUBLISHING
56
22
0
78
DARK HORSE COMICS
20
16
0
36
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
30
6
0
36
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
25
10
0
35
TITAN COMICS
20
13
1
34
VIZ MEDIA
0
26
0
26
ONI PRESS INC.
8
7
0
15
OTHER NON-TOP 10
119
182
32
333
 
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS
35.01%
DC ENTERTAINMENT
28.18%
IMAGE COMICS
10.06%
IDW PUBLISHING
4.81%
DARK HORSE COMICS
3.16%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2.50%
BOOM! STUDIOS
2.19%
TITAN COMICS
1.48%
VIZ MEDIA
1.42%
ONI PRESS INC.
1.28%
OTHER NON-TOP 10
9.91%

UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS
39.52%
DC ENTERTAINMENT
31.09%
IMAGE COMICS
9.23%
IDW PUBLISHING
3.69%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
3.58%
DARK HORSE COMICS
2.18%
BOOM! STUDIOS
1.88%
TITAN COMICS
1.25%
ONI PRESS INC.
0.82%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
0.77%
OTHER NON-TOP 10
5.98%