Though the month was down over January 2017, Direct Market sales on some ongoing comic series trended up, as did reorders on several miniseries.
Articles by John Mayo
The Direct Market was up from December with DC's events leading the way, but sales were down massively from January 2017.
After initial sales bumps, Marvel Legacy drops in December, even while DC Comics' events and X-Men: Grand Design perform strongly.
Marvel and DC Comics' events sold well, but the Direct Market overall saw some deep sales drops in December 2017.
Dark Nights: Metal and Doomsday Clock helped DC move more comics than any other publisher in November.
The arrival of the Watchmen in the DC Universe and continuing exploration of the Dark Multiverse led DC Comics to one of its best months in years.
Dark Nights: Metal leads DC to a great October, but Legacy and variant covers help Marvel maintain its overall Direct Market domination.
Marvel Legacy is helping Marvel maintain its overall market share, but DC's Dark Nights: Metal event is ruling the Top 10.
Though Marvel Legacy ruled the sales charts, DC's Rebirth helped the publisher continue to gain ground overall.
Marvel's big Legacy one-shot sold nearly twice as many copies as DC Comics' Dark Nights: Metal #2.
The Direct Market rose sharply in August 2017, due to the release of the first issue of DC's Dark Nights: Metal event series and Marvel's Generations.
DC's Dark Nights: Metal easily topped the Direct Market's sales charts for August 2017, but Marvel was once again #1 overall.
Marvel was once again the top publisher in the Direct Market, but will the Legacy initiative help or harm future sales?
DC Comics' Metal preludes promise good things for the event, while Marvel's Astonishing X-Men kicks off with strong numbers.
Dark Days: The Forge tops DC's June sales, but Marvel's Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man debuted #1 overall.
Marvel's Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1 led Diamond's June 2017 sales chart, besting DC Comics' Dark Days: The Forge #1.
Thanks to strong event sales, special covers and an anniversary, both Marvel and DC can lay claim to the #1 & 2 sales positions for May 2017.
Despite ranking #1, Marvel's secret Empire #1 was actually outsold by Batman #22, the third part of DC's Watchmen crossover, The Button.
If Marvel's Secret Empire held the #1 position on Diamond's sales chart for April, how did DC's Batman and Flash both outsell it?
Though Batman and Flash technically outsold Secret Empire, the event and RessurXion combined to lift Marvel to the #1 sales position in April.