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Titans of Graphic Novels
So how did graphic novels sell during 2020? Publisher's Weekly reports that print books as a whole saw sales numbers in North America rise 8.2% in 2020, selling 750.9 million copies, up from 693.7 million the year before And the largest annual increase since 2010 While many bookstores were in shutdown, online sales took over[...]
IDW Publishing Makes Less Than 40% of It's Revenue From the Direct Market
Other publishing revenue, which includes sales to specialty retailers, nonprofit organizations and universities, accounted for 3.0% and 11.7% of IDW Publishing's revenue for the three months ended January 31, 2019 and January 31, 2018, respectively. Licensing and royalty revenue accounted for 3.1% and 2.8% of IDW Publishing's revenues for the three months ended January 31, 2019[...]
There's Still Time to Hit Up Nintendo's New Year's eShop Sale
The Nintendo New Year sale will run from today to January 10, 2019 at 8:59 am PT. Unlike previous Nintendo holiday sales, there are quite a few first-party games on discount this time around including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, and Splatoon 2 Several new third-party games are also up for major discounts including Starlink: Battle for Atlas and the Mega[...]
Monster Hunter: World
credit//Capcom Sony Interactive Entertainment released its ranking for PS4 sales on the Japanese PlayStation Store related to the week between February 5th and February 11th. The top twenty were: Monster Hunter: World Dynasty Warriors 9 Dragon Ball FighterZ Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Mirror's Edge Catalyst Abzu Undertale Shadow of the Colossus Firewatch Simple DL Series G4U Vol[...]
dc super hero girls
Bleeding Cool has been listening through the Publishers Weekly podcast, where the site interviews DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee discuss some about how DC is doing in terms of sales and in terms of upcoming projects. One interesting element has been the comment from Jim Lee on the DC Superhero Girls line, a series[...]
IDW Blames "Market Leaders" (I.E. Marvel) For Revenue Drop In Financial Report
Decreases in operating income from IDW, IDW Entertainment and CTM in the amounts of ($1,467,000), ($187,000) and ($667,000), respectively, due to lower gross profit in all three segments, totaling ($1,185,000), more fully described below, and an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of ($1,220,000), principally due to an increase in non-cash stock compensation across[...]
Nick Spencer On Comics Sales Slump: Industry Has Survived Much Much Worse
Superstar writer Nick Spencer has heard the reports of the comics industry's demise, and he thinks they're a bit premature. With apologies to KC Green 2017 has been a down year for comics, and Bleeding Cool reported last week that comics sales had "fallen off a cliff" with August's Diamond Sales Charts But according to Spencer, everything[...]
south philly comics
As the comics industry continues to suffer from sluggish sales, South Philly Comics is closing its doors on September 3rd The store will hold a funeral for itself on Sunday, which has prompted a story in local media outlet BillyPenn that offers an interesting perspective on what some might call the unique quirks of the[...]
Her Universe's Must Have Monday Deal: Studio Ghibli
 Champions of the social media sales game, the folks at HU posted their newest set of "Monday Must Haves", which just happen to be from their Studio Ghibli line. Fans of the classic animated feature films Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, and Kiki's Delivery Service will instantly recognize the designs featured in today's deals: The Howl's[...]
The Marvel Monsoon Versus The DC Drought
(which also challenges the narrative of declining Marvel sales and yes I know these figures are a year old). But I like the variety that Marvel gives In fact, I love it I like that Luke Cage and Iron Fist have their own comics once more I like that Ant-Man and Spider Woman had their own[...]
Did Secret Empire #1 Sell Less Than Half As Many Copies As Civil War II #1?
Diamond's sales charts hit earlier this week, prompting a sequel to last month's controversy wherein everyone wondered whether DC's Button crossover running through Batman and The Flash actually beat Secret Empire #1 in total unit sales once the lenticular and non-lenticular versions of the DC comics were added together, just as they did last month[...]
No, 30 Marvel Titles Will Not Be Cancelled Based On April's Sales Numbers
Earlier this year, Marvel Comics held a retailer summit where executives David Gabriel and Axel Alonso did their best to blame a sales slump that began in October on pretty much everything in the universe other than Marvel Comics' own business practices In the course of two very unfortunate days where Alonso and Gabriel seemingly spoke[...]
Are Marvel's Comics Suffering From Premature Cancellation?
Maybe there's sales figures to that, though I would wonder if individual issue sales may be lower but collected editions potentially high – the desire to 'wait for trade' may be higher with a limited series. But what is, frankly, a rather bum move on Marvel's part is that they don't seem to be telling creators[...]
Bride Of The Return Of The Revenge Of The Monthly Comic Book Sales Article
We've been talking a lot lately about comics sales numbers here at Bleeding Cool. In the article "How Marvel Won The November 2016 Market Share," Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-In-Chief Rich Johnston  told you how Marvel uses variants, discounts, and extra shipping free copies to spike sales numbers in the direct market We also heard from Marvel Senior[...]
Marvel's Brevoort: Publicly Available Comic Book Sales Estimates Not "Remotely Accurate"
Marvel recently reclaimed the monthly Diamond sales chart crown from rival DC after a post-Rebirth streak by the Distinguished Competition, but Marvel Senior Vice President Tom Brevoort about the comic book sales numbers available to the public on sites like Comichron As part of a conversation with Bleeding Cool reader @batman497 and Bleeding Cool Lead[...]
Fanboy Rampage: Tom Brevoort Vs. Bleeding Cool Reader vs. Rich Johnston Over Marvel Sales
And sometimes, though not in this particular case, quite boorishly. Anyway, that's how Marvel Senior Vice President Of Publishing Tom Brevoort, a twenty-seven year veteran at Marvel Comics, came to find himself arguing with Bleeding Cool reader @batman497, the four-hundred-and-ninety-seventh @batman on Twitter with over 6 followers as of press time, over whether or not Marvel was to[...]
The Top 100 Comic Book And Graphic Novels Sales In March 2016
Here are Diamond Comic Distribution's top 100 comic book and graphic novels sales in North American comic shops during April 2016… TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2016 RANK PUBLICATION PRICE PUBLISHER 1 BLACK PANTHER #1 $4.99 MAR 2 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 $4.99 MAR 3 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 $5.99 DC 4 STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1 $4.99 MAR 5 BATMAN #51 $3.99 DC 6 GWENPOOL #1 $4.99 MAR 7 STAR WARS #18 $3.99 MAR 8 DARTH VADER #19 $3.99 MAR 9 HARLEY[...]
19 More Black Friday Sales In Comic Book Stores This Week
We have thirteen new listings for Black Friday comic store sales tomorrow… you can see the previous six and eighteen listings here, a grand total of thirty-seven! Take it away boys Best Comics International, 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, (516) 328-1900 The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach & Culver City Earth-2 Comics, Sherman Oaks, 15017 Ventura Blvd[...]