So Which Publisher Has The Biggest Selling Comic… On Average?

Marvel may have sold over 300,000 copies of Uncanny Avengers #1. Image may have sold almost 400,000 of Walking Dead #100.

BUt what about the lower selling titles? How do they stack up?

We’re going to cheat a little by only including the Top 300 comics reported by Diamond that sold in comic shops in 2013. Which means that some of the smaller companies may get a boost my ignored the comics that didn’t sell enough to get in the top 300. But there’s one incontroversial point that sticks out.

Because Valiant is considered a “Small Press Publisher” by Diamond, in that it is outside the Top Ten of publishers. Yes, when it comes to saverage sales of books…

Here’s a chart. Each measures a publisher, looks at the number of comics placed in the Top 300, their highest and lowest sales, and in the middle in bold, the average sale.

For which, Valiant is third. Only four or five books, it’s true. But it is expanding…

October 2012

Marvel DC Valiant Image Dark Horse IDW Boom Dynamite
80 85 4 29 18 26 6 23
303722 148305 16299 74379 25577 21516 17020 16362
41025 31706 15000 14670 11538 9752 10996 7756
5630 5857 14382 5279 5201 5502 5516 5161

November 2012

Marvel DC Valiant Image Dark Horse IDW Boom Dynamite
68 82 5 34 25 29 13 25
303722 148305 16299 57546 24606 80128 23656 63932
47373 31833 15965 12641 10056 12556 8830 10022
5630 5857 13156 4366 4341 5270 4546 4526

December 2012

Marvel DC Valiant Image Dark Horse IDW Boom Dynamite
63 82 5 42 22 30 8 24
200966 151568 16917 57781 28096 39841 30946 16923
43385 32393 14243 11276 12208 10197 12521 7092
4917 4879 12508 4755 4676 4755 4649 4649

 

 

 

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