Comic Books Sales Numbers for July 2017

Comic Books Sales Numbers for July 2017


Its numbers time!  Sales of comic books and graphic novels in the Direct Market for July 2017 fell over 11% versus June and over 19% versus July of 2016, according to figures released by Diamond Comic Distributors Friday morning.

DC’s Dark Days: The Casting #1, the prelude to their Dark Nights: Metal event, was the best-selling comic book of July, with Batman #26 and #27 also cracking the Top 5.

Marvel Comics had six titles in the Top 10, including Charles Soule and Jim Cheung’s Astonishing X-Men #1 in the #2 position, and Secret Empire #6 and #7 as the fifth and six best-selling books, respectively.

Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #169 at #9 was – as usual – the lone non-DC or Marvel title in the Top 10.

Marvel was July’s top market share publisher with a 36.89% dollar share and a 39.53% unit share. DC was second in July with a 26.94% dollar share and a 31.15% unit share. In third was Image with an 11.47% dollar share and a 9.73% unit share.

Comparatively July’s figures versus July 2016 (both four-week shipping months) don’t look pretty, with comic book sales down 23.18% and overall sales down 19.31%, leaving 2017 now down 8.69% year-to-date compared to 2016.


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