Marvel Comics has a lock on its position as the industry's top publisher thanks to a combination of factors.
Articles by John Mayo
August was almost all about Marvel Comics, as the publisher squeezed everyone not named Batman out of the Top Ten.
Marvel's War of the Realms is over, but Jonathan Hickman's X-Men epic takes its place, all as The Walking Dead wrapped up in July 2019.
Marvel, as expected, topped the sales charts in July thanks to a one-two punch from Jonathan Hickman's anticipated X-Men reboot.
Walking Dead and Spawn saw sales increases in June 2019, but they couldn't hit the heights of Marvel's Black Cat #1.
Marvel's Black Cat was the best-selling comic in June 2019, besting DC's hit DCeased by over 100K copies.
Marvel's May was a mighty month, as the publisher accounted for over half of the top 300 comics released in the month.
April comic book sales were down overall, but Marvel surged, accounting for over half of the Direct Market.
Marvel kicked off the War of the Realms in April, with the Thor-centric event helping the publisher account over half the Direct Market for the month.
March saw overall sales rise, thanks to DC's Detective Comics #1000 celebration, but Marvel was still the biggest publisher.
Batman's anniversary celebration launched Detective Comics #1000 to the top of March's direct market charts, selling nearly 527K copies.
Marvel and DC both saw major decreases in February sales, but it's far from an emergency since the month only had four weeks of shipping.
DC's Dark Knight villain rose to the top in February, when the evil Batman was the only comic to scare up sales over 100K
Comic book sales continued their downward trend in 2018, though there are some positive signs among the data.
DC's gains were larger from December to January, but Marvel remained the top-selling publisher overall.
Captain Marvel soars in her new series, but the Batman Who Laughs' second issue tops the sales charts to kick off 2019.
Marvel was the top publisher overall, but DC's Action Comics #1000 was the best selling comic of 2018.
Comic sales dropped in November, but Uncanny X-Men's relaunch helped to lessen the overall blow as we head into the new year.
Marvel's Uncanny X-Men launched to solid numbers, but the overall comics market saw a major sales dip in November 2018.