April comic book sales were down overall, but Marvel surged, accounting for over half of the Direct Market.
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.
Big event debuts, strong "Star Wars" sales and increasing prices all contributed to a more than solid month for the comic book industry.
Marvel Comics' current line of titles not only dominated March's top ten, it accounted for nearly 50% of every comic sold in the Top 300.
How did "Orphan Black" #1 become IDW's best-selling issue ever, and can it sustain sales from its chart-topping start?
John Mayo looks at Marvel's impressive "Star Wars" #1 numbers, and explores the power of a jumping-in story point over a jumping-on issue.
Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #9 was the best-selling title in November 2014, but how far did the "Spider-Verse" halo effect spread?
With seven series performing particularly well in October, the direct market saw its biggest month of sales in over a decade.
Overall, August 2014 was a weak month of comic sales, with "Multiversity debuting under the 100K mark and a number of titles on the cancellation bubble.
Marvel's January relaunches open soft while "Walking Dead" remains steady, helping the title move into the Top Ten.
John Mayo looks at the sales numbers for "The Walking Dead" #100, explaining the discrepancies between his estimates and Image's reported sales while looking at the title's potential future performance. UPDATED with more info from Image.