October's sales were up, thanks to DC and MArvel's one-shots, events, and a copious amount of variant covers.
Despite Return of Wolverine, Heroes in Crisis and Spider-Geddon debuting in September, sales for the month were flat.
Sales jumped up in a big way in July, but what does that mean in the grand scheme of things, and can Marvel and DC maintain their momentum?
June was a down month for comic sales, and the real numbers are even less positive than they seem once you factor out first issues and variant covers.
May was Marvel's month, as the publisher rode several high profile releases, relaunches and more to the top spot on the direct market sales charts.
Despite Action Comics #1000's massive numbers, and Amazing Spider-Man's spike for Slott's final arc, April sales were flat overall. Here's why.
2018 isn't off to a great start comic book sales wise, but there are a number of bright spots in the Direct Market's March 2018 sales numbers.
With Dark Nights: Metal and Doomsday Clock skipping February, the Direct Market's sales were down significantly.
Though the month was down over January 2017, Direct Market sales on some ongoing comic series trended up, as did reorders on several miniseries.
Dark Nights: Metal and Doomsday Clock helped DC move more comics than any other publisher in November.
Dark Nights: Metal leads DC to a great October, but Legacy and variant covers help Marvel maintain its overall Direct Market domination.
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.
Marvel was once again the top publisher in the Direct Market, but will the Legacy initiative help or harm future sales?
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.
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?
Amazing Spider-Man topped the charts in March, but Batman and Rebirth powered DC Comics to the #1 publisher spot overall.
Marvel's latest team launch was the best-selling issue in January, narrowly edging out DC Comics' perennial chart-topper.
The reasonably even split in the top ten indicates strong interest in material from both of the two major publishers.
November's Direct Market sales were solid, if not spectacular, despite some of October's superstar series dropping hard.