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Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for this week? We’ve got reviews (and of course previews) to help you decide.

Here’s some news from around the web that you can check out while you decide what you’re going to get this week.

Around the Tubes

CBR – Superheroes soar into New-York Historical Society – This is pretty cool!

Comichron – July 2015 comics sales estimates online: Archie #1 tops 100k copies – Some good sales data for those that are interested!

GamePolitics – Google, Facebook, and Twitter fight the MPAA in court – Seriously MPAA!?

July 2015’s Top 100 Graphic Novels

Previews has released the top 100 graphic novels that were sold in July 2015. DC Comics saw success with the final volume of Fables which took the top spot. The company had 4 of the top 10. Image Comics had 2 in the top ten. Marvel had 2 in the top 10. Dynamite and Valiant each had one in the top ten.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2015

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 FABLES TP VOL 22 (MR) $17.99 APR150316 DC
2 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 02 FANDEMONIUM (MR) $14.99 APR150619 IMA
3 HAWKEYE TP VOL 04 RIO BRAVO $17.99 OCT140937 MAR
4 RED SONJA #1973 $7.99 MAY151220 DE
5 BATMAN HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 APR150289 DC
6 AUTUMNLANDS TP VOL 01 TOOTH & CLAW (MR) $9.99 APR150573 IMA
7 DIVINITY TP $9.99 MAY151625 VAL
8 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 PURE INSANITY $16.99 APR150302 DC
9 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 JAN072436 MAR
10 BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 02 $39.99 APR150286 DC
11 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 SPIDER-VERSE $24.99 APR150926 MAR
12 THEYRE NOT LIKE US TP VOL 01 BLACK HOLES FOR THE YOUNG (MR) $9.99 MAY150507 IMA
13 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
14 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 03 GUARDIANS DISASSEMBLED $19.99 APR150921 MAR
15 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 06 INJUSTICE LEAGUE (N52) $24.99 MAR150273 DC
16 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 SEP140684 IMA
17 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
18 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 02 $12.99 APR150260 DC
19 NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 02 $29.99 APR150296 DC
20 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
21 THOR PREM HC VOL 02 WHO HOLDS HAMMER $24.99 APR150903 MAR
22 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT HC VOL 01 $19.99 FEB150258 DC
23 LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 SEP141510-M ONI
24 JAMES PATTERSONS WITCH & WIZARD HC VOL 01 BATTLE SHADOWLAND $17.99 AUG100350 IDW
25 DAREDEVIL TP VOL 03 DAREDEVIL YOU KNOW $15.99 APR150928 MAR
26 SHIELD TP VOL 01 PERFECT BULLETS $17.99 APR150907 MAR
27 DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 12 DEADPOOL CORPS $34.99 APR150937 MAR
28 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY AND X-MEN HC BLACK VORTEX $49.99 APR150902 MAR
29 THOR GOD OF THUNDER TP VOL 04 LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD $19.99 APR150922 MAR
30 SUPREME BLUE ROSE TP (MR) $14.99 MAY150478 IMA
31 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
32 SECRET INVASION HC $34.99 JUN100656 MAR
33 AQUAMAN TP VOL 05 SEA OF STORMS $16.99 APR150283 DC
34 ARKHAM MANOR TP VOL 01 $14.99 APR150285 DC
35 WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 JUL100692 MAR
36 VENOM TP LETHAL PROTECTOR $16.99 AUG110725 MAR
37 PREDATOR FIRE & STONE TP $14.99 MAR150065 DAR
38 LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 02 RISE OF BLACK VORTEX $19.99 APR150920 MAR
39 WYTCHES TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 MAR150524 IMA
40 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 23 WHISPERS INTO SCREAMS $14.99 FEB150545 IMA
41 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 JUN140725 MAR
42 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS TP $14.99 APR150288 DC
43 RED ONE HC WELCOME TO AMERICA (MR) $16.99 MAY150499 IMA
44 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 02 FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH (MR) $14.99 SEP140647 IMA
45 AVENGERS TP VOL 06 INFINITE AVENGERS $19.99 APR150933 MAR
46 SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 02 SPIDER-VERSE $19.99 APR150935 MAR
47 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
48 EAST OF WEST THE APOCALYPSE YEAR ONE HC $49.99 MAY150491 IMA
49 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 JUL130235 DC
50 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ULTIMATE COLL TP BOOK 01 $34.99 MAY150837 MAR
50 NOWHERE MEN TP VOL 01 FATES WORSE THAN DEATH $9.99 MAY150607-M IMA
52 BATMAN SECOND CHANCES TP $19.99 APR150290 DC
53 NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 04 PERFECT WORLD $19.99 APR150934 MAR
54 STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION TP VOL 01 OLD REPUBLIC $34.99 APR150897 MAR
55 SINESTRO TP VOL 02 SACRIFICE $16.99 APR150300 DC
56 CATWOMAN TP VOL 06 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE $16.99 APR150299 DC
57 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
58 SHUTTER TP VOL 02 WAY OF THE WORLD (MR) $14.99 MAY150504 IMA
59 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 AUG120709 MAR
60 SWAMP THING THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL TP (MR) $19.99 APR150325 DC
61 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV118095 DC
62 IRON FIST EPIC COLLECTION TP FURY OF IRON FIST $39.99 APR150942 MAR
63 INHUMAN TP VOL 03 LINEAGE $12.99 MAY150823 MAR
64 MAGNETO TP VOL 03 SHADOW GAMES $15.99 MAY150829 MAR
65 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
66 BATWOMAN TP VOL 06 THE UNKNOWNS $16.99 APR150291 DC
67 MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DIGEST TP $9.99 APR150919 MAR
68 HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY (N52) $16.99 JAN150369 DC
69 ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 07 UTOPIANS $24.99 MAR150801 MAR
70 ROCKET RACCOON PREM HC VOL 02 STORYTAILER $24.99 APR150905 MAR
71 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 06 CRUCIBLE $16.99 APR150301 DC
72 SPIDER-MAN BY MARK MILLAR ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $34.99 OCT110731 MAR
73 AMERICA VS THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TP $14.99 APR150287 DC
74 SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN TP $19.99 APR150925 MAR
75 GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS NEST HC (MR) $29.99 APR150322 DC
75 X-MEN TP VOL 05 BURNING WORLD $12.99 APR150931 MAR
77 UNCANNY AVENGERS TP VOL 05 AXIS PRELUDE $19.99 MAY150825 MAR
78 RED LANTERNS TP VOL 06 FORGED IN BLOOD $14.99 APR150297 DC
79 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 FEB140248 DC
80 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MAR
80 ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA TP $14.99 SEP110673 MAR
82 AQUAMAN HC VOL 06 MAELSTROM (N52) $24.99 MAR150264 DC
83 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 JAN140555 IMA
84 BATMAN GOTHIC DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 MAR150277 DC
85 MS MARVEL TP VOL 03 CRUSHED $15.99 MAR150813 MAR
86 CRIMINAL TP VOL 06 LAST OF THE INNOCENT (MR) $14.99 MAY150468 IMA
87 MS MARVEL TP VOL 02 GENERATION WHY $15.99 DEC140970 MAR
88 WOLVERINES TP VOL 03 LIVING AND THE DEAD $15.99 APR150936 MAR
89 HULK TP VOL 03 OMEGA HULK BOOK 02 $19.99 APR150927 MAR
90 THOR GOD OF THUNDER HC VOL 02 $34.99 FEB150854 MAR
91 ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 06 DARKNESS SO GREAT $19.99 MAR150083 DAR
92 CREEPY PRESENTS ALEX TOTH HC $19.99 MAR150091 DAR
93 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 06 RECKONING $14.99 APR150295 DC
94 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 MAY090178 DC
95 SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52) $14.99 APR120250 DC
96 WATCHMEN TP NEW ED $19.99 FEB140265 DC
97 BLEACH GN VOL 64 $9.99 MAY151640 VIZ
98 THUNDERBOLTS BY ELLIS AND DEODATO ULT COLL TP $29.99 JUN110756 MAR
99 MIND MGMT HC VOL 05 THE ERASER $19.99 MAR150020 DAR
100 SPIDER-WOMAN HC AGENT OF SWORD GN W/ MOTION DVD $29.99 MAR100628 MAR
101 LOW TP VOL 01 THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE (MR) $9.99 DEC140670 IMA
102 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 JUL140237 DC
103 STORM TP VOL 02 BRING THUNDER $17.99 APR150929 MAR

July 2015’s Top 100 Comics

Previews has released the top 100 comics from July 2015. Marvel dominated the top 10 for the month. The company is seeing success with Secret Wars and Star Wars, holding 8 of the top 10 spots. DC had one in the top ten, while Archie also snuck into the top ten as well.

Image‘s best book was The Walking Dead at #13, IDW‘s Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #1 was their best with #21, and Dark Horse’s best was #48 with Fight Club 2 #3.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2015

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 APR150697-M MAR
2 STAR WARS LANDO #1 $3.99 MAY150764-M MAR
3 CIVIL WAR #1 $4.99 MAY150682-M MAR
4 STAR WARS #7 $3.99 MAY150775-M MAR
5 BATMAN #42 $3.99 MAY150192-M DC
6 DARTH VADER #7 $3.99 APR150858-M MAR
7 ARCHIE #1 $3.99 APR151026-M ARC
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #2 $3.99 APR150758-M MAR
9 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 $4.99 MAY150692-M MAR
10 GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 $3.99 APR150830-M MAR
11 JUSTICE LEAGUE #42 $3.99 MAY150127-M DC
12 MAD MAX FURY ROAD MAX #1 (MR) $4.99 MAY150270-M DC
13 WALKING DEAD #144 (MR) $2.99 MAY150508 IMA
14 WE STAND ON GUARD #1 (MR) $2.99 MAY150480 IMA
15 PRINCESS LEIA #5 $3.99 APR150861-M MAR
16 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 $3.99 MAY150124-M DC
17 INVADER ZIM #1 $3.99 MAY151468-M ONI
18 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19.1 $3.99 APR150878-M MAR
19 OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 MAY150740-M MAR
20 SPIDER-ISLAND #1 $4.99 MAY150707-M MAR
21 STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #1 [*] $3.99 MAY150301-M IDW
22 BOOK OF DEATH #1 [*] $3.99 MAY151586-M VAL
23 SAGA #30 (MR) $2.99 MAY150502 IMA
24 A-FORCE #2 $3.99 APR150760-M MAR
25 HARLEY QUINN #18 $3.99 MAY150214-M DC
26 THORS #2 $3.99 MAY150655-M MAR
27 DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #3 $3.99 MAY150762 MAR
28 KANAN #4 $3.99 MAY150784-M MAR
29 X-MEN 92 #2 $4.99 MAY150730-M MAR
30 SPIDER-VERSE #3 $3.99 MAY150760-M MAR
31 DETECTIVE COMICS #42 $3.99 MAY150201-M DC
32 SIEGE #1 $3.99 MAY150675-M MAR
33 PLANET HULK #3 $3.99 MAY150758-M MAR
34 UNCANNY X-MEN #35 $3.99 MAR150771-M MAR
35 YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #2 $3.99 APR150813-M MAR
36 SUPERMAN #42 $3.99 MAY150181-M DC
37 CYBORG #1 $2.99 MAY150122-M DC
38 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #2 $3.99 MAY150216 DC
39 STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1 $3.99 APR150738-M MAR
40 HAIL HYDRA #1 $3.99 MAY150699-M MAR
41 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #2 $3.99 MAY150217-M DC
42 YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #3 $3.99 MAY150734-M MAR
43 SONIC WORLDS UNITE BATTLES #1 $3.99 MAY150955-M ARC
44 SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #3 $3.99 MAY150670-M MAR
45 1872 #1 $3.99 APR150784-M MAR
46 ULTIMATE END #3 $3.99 MAY150662 MAR
47 BATMAN SUPERMAN #22 $3.99 MAY150190-M DC
48 FIGHT CLUB 2 #3 $3.99 MAY150019-M DAR
49 FUTURE IMPERFECT #2 $3.99 APR150807-M MAR
50 AGE OF ULTRON VS MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 $3.99 MAY150657-M MAR
51 GREEN LANTERN #42 $3.99 MAY150221-M DC
52 GROOT #2 $3.99 MAY150787-M MAR
53 MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 $3.99 MAY150663-M MAR
54 FUTURE IMPERFECT #3 $3.99 MAY150732-M MAR
55 ACTION COMICS #42 $3.99 MAY150183-M DC
56 WONDER WOMAN #42 $3.99 MAY150179-M DC
57 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #19 $3.99 MAY150188-M DC
58 MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #2 $3.99 MAY150736-M MAR
59 FLASH #42 $3.99 MAY150147-M DC
60 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #2 $3.99 MAY150720-M MAR
61 SECRET WARS 2099 #3 $3.99 MAY150755-M MAR
62 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #10 $2.99 MAY150164-M DC
63 INFERNO #3 $3.99 MAY150753-M MAR
64 X-TINCTION AGENDA #2 $3.99 MAY150738-M MAR
65 BATMAN BEYOND #2 $2.99 MAY150197-M DC
66 INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #3 $3.99 MAY150672-M MAR
67 GRAYSON #10 $3.99 MAY150212-M DC
68 STARFIRE #2 $2.99 MAY150174-M DC
69 DEATHSTROKE #8 $2.99 MAY150140-M DC
70 RED SKULL #1 $3.99 MAY150680-M MAR
71 BATGIRL #42 $2.99 MAY150194 DC
72 HAWKEYE #22 $4.99 AUG140839 MAR
73 ARMOR WARS #3 $3.99 MAY150728-M MAR
74 EARTH 2 SOCIETY #2 $2.99 MAY150145-M DC
75 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #4 $3.99 APR150874 MAR
76 WE ARE ROBIN #2 $3.99 MAY150219-M DC
77 GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #2 $2.99 MAY150223-M DC
78 SQUADRON SINISTER #2 $3.99 MAY150722-M MAR
79 E IS FOR EXTINCTION #2 $3.99 MAY150742-M MAR
80 RUNAWAYS #2 $3.99 MAY150660-M MAR
81 DAREDEVIL #17 $3.99 MAY150793 MAR
82 FLASH ANNUAL #4 $4.99 MAY150149 DC
83 CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #2 $3.99 MAY150744-M MAR
84 BATGIRL ANNUAL #3 $4.99 MAY150195 DC
85 JLA GODS AND MONSTERS BATMAN #1 $3.99 MAY150130-M DC
86 TEEN TITANS #10 $2.99 MAY150166-M DC
87 AQUAMAN #42 $3.99 MAY150134-M DC
88 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #10 (MR) $2.99 APR150662 IMA
89 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MIGHTY DEFENDERS #1 $3.99 MAY150714-M MAR
90 BLACK CANARY #2 $2.99 MAY150136-M DC
91 CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #2 $2.99 MAY150138-M DC
92 RED HOOD ARSENAL #2 $2.99 MAY150171-M DC
93 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #2 $3.99 MAY150712-M MAR
94 KORVAC SAGA #2 $3.99 MAY150746-M MAR
95 WEIRDWORLD #2 $3.99 APR150775-M MAR
96 DESCENDER #5 (MR) $2.99 MAY150490 IMA
97 SECRET WARS JOURNAL #3 $3.99 MAY150669 MAR
98 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #10 (MR) $3.5 MAY150528-M IMA
99 BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #1 $3.99 MAY151210-M DE
100 JLA GODS AND MONSTERS SUPERMAN #1 $3.99 MAY150132-M DC

Diamond Has Announced the Top Products in July

comics_diamond_comic_distributors_incDiamond has released data on how comic sales were in July including retail and unit market share. Marvel held the top spot in both retail market share and unite share, with DC Comics coming in second. The two shipped the exact same amount of comics that month. Image Comics was third as well, hovering around 10% for each stat.

The top comic sold for the month was Marvel’s Secret Wars #4 followed by Star Wars: Lando #1. The publisher had 8 of the top ten single issues. DC Comics saw success with Batman #42 which came in at number five, while Archie Comics had success with Archie #1 which was seventh.

When it came to graphic novels, DC was on top with Fables Vol. 22 which wrapped up the long running series. They had four out of the top 10 books. Marvel had two in the top ten. Image had two as well, and Dynamite and Valiant each had one.

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.43%
DC COMICS 23.94%
IMAGE COMICS 9.48%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.60%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.77%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 2.28%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 1.85%
DYNAMIC FORCES 1.83%
TITAN 1.26%
ONI PRESS INC. 1.24%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 9.32%

 

UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 41.59%
DC COMICS 24.30%
IMAGE COMICS 10.72%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.28%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.36%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 2.62%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 1.99%
DYNAMIC FORCES 1.65%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.52%
ONI PRESS INC. 1.19%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 5.77%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 APR150697-M MAR
2 STAR WARS: LANDO #1 $3.99 MAY150764-M MAR
3 CIVIL WAR #1 $4.99 MAY150682-M MAR
4 STAR WARS #7 $3.99 MAY150775-M MAR
5 BATMAN #42 $3.99 MAY150192-M DC
6 DARTH VADER #7 $3.99 APR150858-M MAR
7 ARCHIE #1 $3.99 APR151026-M ARC
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #2 $3.99 APR150758-M MAR
9 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1 $4.99 MAY150692-M MAR
10 GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 $3.99 APR150830-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 FABLES VOLUME 22 TP (MR) $17.99 APR150316 DC
2 THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 2: FANDEMONIUM TP (MR) $14.99 APR150619 IMA
3 HAWKEYE VOLUME 4: RIO BRAVO TP $17.99 OCT140937 MAR
4 RED SONJA #1973 $7.99 MAY151220 DE
5 BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN TP $19.99 APR150289 DC
6 AUTUMNLANDS VOL. 1: TOOTH & CLAW TP (MR) $9.99 APR150573 IMA
7 DIVINITY TP $9.99 MAY151625 VAL
8 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: PURE INSANITY TP $16.99 APR150302 DC
9 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 JAN072436 MAR
10 BATMAN ETERNAL VOLUME 2 TP $39.99 APR150286 DC

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook

It’s the first of the month, we’re looking at the demographics of people who “like” comics on Facebook. This data is compiled using demographic data from Facebook, and is limited to the United States.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

Facebook Population: Over 42,000,000 in the United States

The total population decreased by 5 million. It’s possible that the theoretical summer book has dipped already, and the numbers have decreased to “normal” levels. The Spanish-speaking population last month was 13.19%, and this month is 13.10%.

Gender and Age

Last month women accounted for 40.43% and men were 59.57%. The 5 million decrease was almost all men. 4 million lost were men, and women decreased by 1 million.

comics gender 8.1.15

We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

comics gender age 8.1.15

Women and men under the age of 17 are tied in an even 50/50 split.

comics gender raw 8.1.15

Relationship Status

The summer is a time for relationships I guess. More are in relationships or married!

comics relationship 8.1.15

And for those that like pie charts.

comics relationship pie chart 8.1.15

Education

Things haven’t changed that much compared to last month just some shifts as to percents due to a loss of individuals.

comics education 8.1.15

Gender Interest

There’s a slight increase of individuals interested in the same gender this week.

comics gender interest 8.1.15

Ethnicity

While African Americans decreased as a total population African American women actually increased from last month. Also of note, Hispanics increased in almost every demographic except those that are Spanish dominant. Of note, women say major increases in Hispanic women.

comics ethnicity 8.1.15

Generation

We can see where decreases occurred below withe decreases focused on Generation X and Millennials.

comics generation 8.1.15

And that wraps up this month’s report. We’ll return Monday with more data and insights!

Demo-Graphics: The State of “Gamers” 2015

It’s Monday and we’re looking at the latest Facebook Fandom breakdown. It’s been a year since I did a report about “gamers” in the lead up to Gen Con. So, welcome to the second annual State of Gamers.

This data is gained through mining Facebook and includes over 175 different terms from a variety of games, publishers, and more. The terms I used are varied, and many, from the name of games to the name of publishers and terms like collectible card game. For this I did my best to stay away from generic terms for genres (like Fantasy) and terms that specifically mentioned video games. I also avoided games like Monopoly or Scategories, I wanted to focus on the games you’d find at Gen Con.

We’ll compare this report to last year’s, but much has changed since then. Unlike the previous year, the technology platform to get the data has remained mostly unchanged, and the terms used also remain relatively the same (some have gone away, some are new).

Facebook Population: Over 31,000,000 in the United States

The amount of individuals who like these terms has increased from the previous year by 7 million.

Spanish speakers account for now 3.9 million fans, 12.58% in the United States. That’s an increase of 1.3 million since last year.

Gender and Age

In 2014 Men dominated as the majority with 55% compared to women at 44.17%. A year later and things have changed. Men now account for just 51.61% and women are 48.39%.

gamers facebook gender 7.27.15

We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

gamers facebook gender age 7.27.15

Compared to last year, the graph above is very similar though the gap between men and women is less. What I do find interesting is that women really start to gain in population in the 26-29 segment, and the majority at 38-41. It would seem that women may come into board games later in life.

gamers facebook gender age raw 7.27.15

Relationship Status

The real shift from last year is that a greater percentage are married or unspecified compared to last year.

gamers facebook relationship status 7.27.15

And for those that like pie charts.gamers facebook relationship status pie chart 7.27.15

 

Education

The education stats haven’t shifted much since last year, even with the surge of new folks.

gamers facebook education 7.27.15

Gender Interest

Those interested in the same gender has decreased percentage wise since last year, but the population has increased.

gamers facebook gender interest 7.27.15

Ethnicity

This is a new data that wasn’t available last year. Below the data is presented without comparison due to that. I can say that the data is interesting compared to the general United States population. Both the African American and Asian American population are a smaller percentage compared to the general US population, but the Hispanic population is much greater.

gamers facebook ethnicity 7.27.15

Generation

Below are the stats of groups based off of their generation, another new statistic.

gamers facebook generation 7.27.15

And that wraps up our look at who the gamers are in the United States!

We’ll be returning with a new demographic break down of comic book fans this Saturday August 1!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook

With San Diego Comic-Con going on, we’re looking at the demographics of people who “like” comics on Facebook. This data is compiled using demographic data from Facebook, and is limited to the United States.

This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan. Over 100 terms are used for this report.

Facebook Population: Over 47,000,000 in the United States

The total population increased by 10 million, bringing the total to over 47 million individuals. It is currently unknown where this increase came from, and we’ll be exploring some possibilities in our San Diego Comic-Con focused post. The current theory I have is that there is a summer boom, followed by a bust later in the year. There is also the possibility of a general increase in the male Facebook population. The Spanish-speaking population last month was 13.78%, and this month is 13.19%. That decrease in percentage is due to the fact the population did not increase to keep pace with the boom this month.

Gender and Age

Last month women accounted for 43.24% and men were 56.76%. The 10 million increase this month was mostly in the male segment which saw an increase of 7 million individuals. Women increased only 3 million. Now, men account for 59.57% of the population, while women are up to 40.43%. We’ll have further reporting on the decrease of the female segment in our SDCC report next week.

facebook gender 7.1.15

We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

facebook gender age 7.1.15

Compared to last month, those 29 and under saw vasts increases in the millions. Those older did see an increase as well, but nearly the growth in volume of the Millennial segments.

facebook gender age raw 7.1.15

Relationship Status

Compared to last month, most segments saw increases other than women who were engaged which remained stagnant.

facebook relationship 7.1.15

And for those that like pie charts.

facebook relationship pie chart 7.1.15

Education

Things haven’t changed that much compared to last month just some shifts as to percents due to growth.

facebook education 7.1.15

Gender Interest

Generally there stats remained very steady, even with the massive growth.

facebook relationship interest 7.1.15

Ethnicity

We saw increases across for African Americans and Asians, but Hispanics decreased. Percentages though were mixed. African Americans increased by 1,100,000 individuals, but the percent dropped by 0.13%. Asian Americans increased by 400,000, and saw their percentage increase by 1.21%. Hispanics decreased by 1.2 million, but those that are Spanish dominant as far as language increased by 300,000 people.

facebook ethnicity 7.1.15

Generation

We can see the increase across the board, but it’s Millennials who saw the largest increase as a percentage of the population and Generation X decreased.

facebook generation 7.1.15

And that wraps up this month’s report. But, next week we start diving into our San Diego Comic-Con special reporting! Come back every day for new data and insight!

Demo-Graphics: The State of Indie/Small Press Comics

Earlier this week I brought you demographic reports based off of Facebook data for Marvel, and DC. Up next is independent/small press comics! Basically, everyone not the “big two.”

For this report I looked at comic book publisher likes that are not the big two or part of the big two. For this report, Vertigo, Zuda, Icon, are not included though they share similar comics as to other in this report. For this report, terms like IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Fantagraphics were included. Manga was left out of this as well. In 2014 49 terms were used to generate these stats. In 2015 that number has remained the same.

Facebook Population: Over 4,400,000 in the United States

The indie/small press population has grown since last year by about 1.2 million individuals. That’s the same amount it grew in the previous year.

In 2014 Spanish speakers accounted for 12.50%. In 2015, that percentage dipped a bit, and is also 12.5%.

Gender and Age

In 2014 men accounted for 57.50% of the population and women 40.63%. A year later, that has shifted a bit with men now accounting for 59.09% and women 40.91%.

Here’s the stats for gender.

Indie Facebook 7.8.15

This is how gender changes as far as percent over age.

Indie Facebook age gender 7.8.15

And the raw data. Unlike Marvel and DC, Indie/Small press has lost young women as far as percentage of the population.

Indie Facebook age gender raw 7.8.15

Relationship Status

A lot more people are engaged, compared to last year. Congrats everyone!

Indie Facebook relationship 7.8.15

And for those that like pie charts.

Indie facebook relationship pie chart 7.8.15

Education

There’s so slight shifts since last year.

Indie Facebook education 7.8.15

Gender Interest

These stats are similar to last year, unlike Marvel and DC which saw the percentage of those interested in the same sex decrease.

Indie Facebook gender interest 7.8.15

Ethnicity

For the first time we have these stats, so they’re presented here without comment.

Indie Facebook ethnicity 7.8.15

Generation

For the first time we have these stats, so they’re presented here without comment.

Indie Facebook generation 7.8.15

Join us tomorrow when we look at comicdom as a whole!

Demo-Graphics: The State of Marvel Comics

In July of 2014, I looked at the Facebook demographics of Marvel. With San Diego Comic-Con kicking off this week, we’re returning to see how things stand. Yesterday was DC Comics‘ stats, and tomorrow will be Indie/Small Press comics.

For those that don’t know, this data is mined from Facebook’s demographic data using terms that correspond to likes, groups, etc. For this report, we’re not looking at Marvel Comics specifically, but also Marvel Studio, Marvel Entertainment, and more. So think of this as the Marvel brand.

Facebook Marvel Comics Fan Population: Over 22,000,000 United States

That’s up from last year’s stats by about 10.6 million, most of which is men. Since last year, Spanish speakers have shrank as part of the population. In 2014, they were 14.39% and in 2015 it now accounts for 13.18%.

Gender and Age

In 2014 Men made up about 63.16% of the population and women were 36.84% for those interested in Marvel. In the past year, Marvel has made an effort to engage the female demographic, but gains over the past year has mainly been with men. Though both gained, men increased by about 10 million, and women were about 200,000. Men are 77.27% of the population with women accounting for 20%.

Marvel Facebook gender 7.7.15

Here’s how the gender plays out over age.

Marvel Facebook age and gender 7.7.15

Marvel made gains age 22 to 41 mostly. Women did make gains as a percentage for those age 17 and under.

Marvel Facebook age and gender raw 7.7.15

Relationship Status

Compared to last year engaged, married, and unspecified gained in percentages.

Marvel Facebook relationship 7.7.15

And for those who like their pie charts.

Marvel Facebook relationship pie chart 7.7.15

Education

As expected, with an older population higher degrees of college and up have increased when it comes to percentage.

Marvel Facebook education 7.7.15

Gender Interest

When it comes to those interested in the same sex, those percentages have dropped all around compared to last year.

Marvel Facebook gender interest 7.7.15

Ethnicity

These stats were not available last year, so are presented for the first time.

Marvel Facebook ethnicity 7.7.15

Generation

These stats were not available last year, so are presented for the first time.

Marvel Facebook generation 7.7.15

Join us again tomorrow when we’ll look at indie/small press comics!

Demo-Graphics: The State of DC Entertainment

With San Diego Comic-Con about to begin we’re looking at the demographic data for various publishers and comics. We’ve already posted Facebook‘s general stats, and tomorrow will be Marvel, followed by Indie comics, and the industry as a whole. Up now is DC Entertainment.

This statistic breakdown, we’ve looked at terms like DC Comics and Vertigo Comics, but not specific comic series or characters. It’s a focus on DC Entertainment and its publishing imprints. Think of it as looking at the DC brand.

Facebook DC Comics Fan Population: Over 12,000,000 US

Compared to 2014’s statistics, the DC population grew by about 7.6 million. So, over the year, DC has built up their social media presence in an impressive way, over doubling their presence on Facebook.

In 2014 Spanish speakers accounted for 14.55% of the population. In 2014, that amount dropped to 14.17%, not a huge difference considering the growth.

Gender and Age

In 2014, men accounted for 68.18% and women were 28.64% of the DC population. Flash forward about a year, and men now account for 73.33% and women are now 27.50%. That continues a greater gender divide compared to last year, and it has widened over the past two.

And here’s the stats in a handy pie-chart.

DC Facebook 7.7.15

And here’s how gender shapes up by percent over age. Compared to last years, it shows the widened gap.

DC Facebook gender age 7.7.15

Here’s the full raw numbers as far as age and gender. While the gap has widened overall, it’s not constant overall. Women age 21 and under have gained in percentage of the population. Age 17 and under women account for 43.33%, 10% points more than last year.

DC Facebook age and gender raw 7.7.15

Relationship Status

Compared to last year less folks are single, in a relationship, married, pretty much all stats other than complicated and unspecified when it comes to percent.

DC Facebook Relationship 7.7.15

And for those who like their data in pie chart form.

DC Facebook relationship pie chart 7.7.15

Education

Compared to last year, the education stats haven’t changed all that much.

DC Facebook Education 7.7.15

Gender Interest

Compared to last year, the percents of those interested in the same gender has decreased.

DC Facebook gender interest 7.7.15

Ethnicity

This is the first year for this data. As we have nothing to compare it to, I’ll just present it without comment, and save the analysis for later when I compare DC, Marvel, and Indie comics.

DC Facebook ethnicity 7.7.15

Generation

This stat too is new. Here it’s presented in it’s raw form, and we’ll compare it to Marvel and Indie comics later.

DC Facebook Generation 7.7.15

Come back tomorrow when we’ll look at stats for Marvel!

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