Tag Archives: sales

So How Did Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Sell Over 100,000 Each?

During San Diego Comic Con, Bleeding Cool ran the news that Titan Comics had received over 100,000 pre-orders each for the first issues of their new¬†Doctor Who series. The publisher announced the news at the Retailer Lunch presentation, held by …

Want To Work In Comics? Dynamite Has Two Positions, Sales And Bookkeeping…

Do you live and work in the comics industry on the East Coast of the USA and in sudden need of new employment in the near future? It could happen. Well, here are a couple of options, courtesy of New …

Comic Book Boxing Day Sales Around The World (UPDATE)

It’s December 26th! Boxing Day! A day when all the folk who live upstairs in Downton Abbey box up presents and leftovers for those downstairs and the general poor in the area. Or, nowadays, an excuse to run a post-Christmas …

John Layman Sees Drop In Chew Sales, Wonders If It’s Stayed Too Long (Updated)

Update – I’ve known John Layman for a while now and this one still got passed me. Seems his earlier tweet was a bit tongue in cheek and I bit.   Oh, Jesus. I was just venting. Not trying to …

Harley Quinn Beats Out Amazing X-Men As Both Marvel And DC Drop Below 30% Of Retail Marketshare In November 2013

That’s a new one. Both Marvel and DC took under 30% of retail marketshare in November, 29.87% and 29.24% respectively. While both have dipped under that psychologically important share point before, for both to have done so in the same …

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Now Tops 300,000 Print Sales

We reported that Amazing Spider-Man #700 has sold a quarter of a million, bringing in a total of two million dollars (plus all the 1:150 Steve Ditko variants selling north of a thousand dollars each). Well, with the second print, …

The Curse Of Alan Moore Strikes Once Again

Oh dear…

ComiXology Sales This Week – Saga Rules The World

Louis Falcetti looks at the in-App iTunes ComiXology statistics for sales… around the world! This week’s comiXology charts are much more interesting than they’ve been in the past. Why is that you probably ask. Well allow me to probably answer …

Marvel Now Point One Puts On The Orders

In anticipation of the release of Marvel Point One #1, and all the increased advertising, retailers seem to be picking up last minute orders. The zero issues of Justice League and Catwoman seem to have encouraged retailers to order a …

More Uncanny Avengers Art – And How To Make It Pay

Marvel have the Steve McNiven poster art for New York Comic Con, and it’s rather Avengersy, with Hulk in his fancy new armour and everyone in their Marvel Now costumes. And it’s just a start. Here’s a look at three …

Will Uncanny Avengers #1 Outsell Walking Dead #100?

Uncanny Avengers is the launch book of the Marvel NOW relaunch, featuring a number of X-Men and Avengers teammates together. Already, with around a week of sales left before Marvel set a print run, it is beating Avengers Vs X-Men …

ComiXology, VAT And Sales Tax

In Britain, any kind of reading material, from the Bible to pornography, is exempt from sales tax. As long as it’s in print. Digital editions however receive the full whack of Value Added Tax, recently increased by the current government …

Walking Dead #100 Heading To Be Number One Book In July?

Bleeding Cool has been following the rise and rise of The Walking Dead comic for some time, its continual dominance of the bookstore market, the monthly comic breaking into the the top fifty for the first time two months ago, …

Tuesday Runaround With Lots Of Good Stuff

MemeWatch: The new Mister Freeze. Exposed. ElephantWatch: When Matt Fraction draws an elephant at San Diego Comic Con. SuitWatch: A first shot from Iron Man 3. Plenty of suits to go round… ZombieWatch: A very strange interview with Ethan Van …

Numbercrunching Supercrooks

Mark Millar has very kindly posted a series of statistics regarding the orders of Supercrooks. In an industry where we usually have to make estimates based on released data, this gives us some hard figures for titles higher up the …

Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Now Has More Initial Orders Than Civil War #1

Well, that’s a statistic and a half. I understand from someone with access to such figures, that Marvel Comics have received more preorders for Avengers Vs X-Men #1 than they did for Civil War #1. It looks as if, for …

Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Advance Orders To Top 200,000

It looks like Justice League is about to lose its streak of number one sales. Not only is Jim Lee away from the book for a few issues, but Avengers Vs X-Men #1 is coming through, and I hear from …

Further Numbercrunching DC Comics And Marvel In September 2011

So the Diamond figures have come through. DC has grabbed the top spot in both volume and dollars spent on comics in September, for the first time in six years. But some have pointed out that despite the millions in …