Marvel dominated the Direct Market again in April, but can DC Comics stage a comeback when Rebirth arrives?
Articles by John Mayo
Though March sales trended down overall, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" debuted with impressive numbers.
Will "Batman" and "Superman" maintain March's numbers as they head towards Rebirth? What does "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" mean for BOOM!?
Bruce Wayne's return to his superhero lifestyle led to DC Comics having the best-selling single issue in March.
"Dark Knight III" led DC to a solid month, while the overall market dipped by 500,000 units from January.
Two Batman series and Marvel's "Star Wars" were the only comic titles to crack 100,000 in sales for February 2016.
Marvel's overall dominance continues, DC Comics may be rebooting, and BOOM! Studios may have an expandable property on its hands.
Image's zombie drama celebrates its anniversary with a major sales bump, while Marvel's wise-cracking team-up debuts over 130K.
Marvel had a strong 2015 thanks in large part to "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars," while "Dark Knight III" helped DC's numbers trend up at year's end.
With "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" dominating Top Ten sales charts all year, Marvel Comics commanded the top publisher position in 2015.
The Dark Knight remains DC's biggest property, "Secret Wars" maintains Marvel's momentum & "Rick and Morty" shows staying power.
"Frank Miller's new Batman tale holds strong, but Marvel's universe-changing event continues to top the sales charts.
Despite the overall numbers being up for the month, November's sales show that the Direct Market has some potentially tough months ahead.
"Vader Down" #1 landed with over 380K in sales, while every other Top Ten series sold over 100K in November 2015.
Relaunches, variants, "Star Wars" and "Secret Wars" pushed Marvel past its previous high sales benchmark set in 2008
Marvel's All-New #1 issues result in the publisher owning over 50% of the direct market's sales in October 2015.
Marvel's "Star Wars'" books continue to dominate, "Daredevil" doesn't see a bump from the Netflix series, and more.
Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's movie-bridging comic soars, even as overall sales dip in September.
While Marvel dominated August's sales chart, and DC was a solid #2, Image Comics continues to impress thanks in large part to its zombie juggernaut.
Marvel maintained its top position even while Image and DC reclaimed some top ten spots, but monthly sales were weaker as a whole.