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Demo-Graphics: Women’s History Month

The first day of each month (and a lot of Mondays) I break down the demographic data of those who “like” comics on Facebook. With about 32 million people this past month, the data represents those with an interest in comics (over 100 terms made up of publishers, generic terms like “comics,” and comic specific terms like “one-shot”). These are not necessarily purchasers or subscribers, they’d be a subset of this group, these are folks who are interested in comics, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, or publishers. That 32 million is the first audience we as a community should be reaching out to to push comics forward. They are the most likely to be interested in comics, and become regular readers and customers.

But, any good marketer knows, that demographic data is just one small portion of who a “customer” is. To truly get the whole picture of who these individuals are, and get even better bang for the buck, you also need to understand their interests and habits.

With the call to “push comics forward,” I’ve dug further into the data showing what else individuals might like, allowing marketers to better target potential comic fans. Last month was the first post of this type looking at the general comic Facebook fandom. For the second one, it felt appropriate to look at just women to kick off “Women’s History Month.”

Why is this important?

Someone’s age, gender, or ethnicity is just a small part of the equation when figuring out who to market to or what to market. A person’s history of purchases in this case, or what else they’re interested in helps to not only target to the individual, but find others like them. Gender, age, and ethnicity is the broad categories and helps with messaging, but now we’re getting into the specifics!

The Specifics

Again, we’re able to dive into Facebook for this data, using the exact same terms used for the monthly reports. The only difference is this data is for those 18 and up, while our monthly demographic report is 13 and up. Facebook data is enhanced using available data warehouses giving us a better idea as to who these people are.

And now, the data!

Age and Gender

Without the men, this data isn’t quite as useful, but we can see almost half of the fans are under the age of 35.

age_and_gender_3.2.15Lifestyle

Surprisingly, women are very close to the general Facebook population. For none of the lifestyle categories do women really stand out.

Lifestyle_1_3.2.15 Lifestyle_2_3.2.15 Lifestyle_3_3.2.15 Lifestyle_4_3.2.15Relationship Status and Education Level

The general comic fan population were more likely to be single or “in a relationship” compared to the Facebook populace. Women on the other hand are less likely to be single, and more likely to be married. When it comes to education, they’re more likely to be in grad school when the general comic populace is very much less likely.

relationship_education_3.2.15Job Title

For the general comic populace, the healthcare industry was a tthe bottom. When it comes to women, those professions are at the top along with administrative positions. It’s almost the exact opposite of the general comic fandom on Facebook.

Job_Title_1_3.2.15 Job_Title_2_3.2.15 Job_Title_3_3.2.15Page Likes

When it comes to the types of pages female comic fans on Facebook like, it’s health, beauty, clothing, and accessories that are at the top spot. For the general comic fandom, Manga, and a comic blog sit at the top of the list. In this list, the most “comic” related category is in Product/Service where Hello Kitty is listed.

Page_Likes_Top_Categories_1_3.2.15 Page_Likes_Top_Categories_2_3.2.15Marvel has been heading to The View to promote comics, but they might do better to target the viewers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Also, putting comics in a big box store like Target might be worth it too. IDW has done so with their Micro-Fun Pack line, and found success.

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 Location

Comic fans are located in big cities according to this and women aren’t an exception. The top spots are flipped though.

Cities_Percent_1_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_2_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_3_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_4_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_5_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_6_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_7_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_8_3.2.15 Cities_Percent_9_3.2.15Interestingly though, comic fans also over represent in smaller cities and towns. The cities are very different though compared to the general comic population. Having worked a comic shop in Buffalo, I can vouch for that.

Cities_Over_1_3.2.15They’re also underrepresented in larger cities. But, it’s a very different set of large cities. Bellevue, Washington has the distinction for being at the bottom for women and the general comic populace.

Cities_Under_3.2.15Frequency of Activity

Female comic fans also like more pages than the general comic populace, but it’s half as many. Female comic fans are even more likely to like posts or click ads compared to the general comic fandom.

Frequency_of_Activities_3.2.15Devices

Women interestingly really stand out as iPad users, though are pretty much in-line with the general Facebook populace for the rest of the devices used.

Device_Users_3.2.15Household

Female comic fans seem to make a bit more than the general Facebook population, but are slightly more likely to rent their home.

Household_Income_Ownership Household_size_3.2.15

 Spending Methods

Female comic fans almost line up exactly the same as the general Facebook populace. Where general comic fans are more likely to primarily use cash and less likely to primarily use credit cards, you don’t see that with the women.

Spending_Methods_3.2.15Their online purchasing habits are pretty similar to Facebook users, but they’re a little bit more likely to spend money at retail, unlike the general comic Facebook fans who are slightly less likely.

Retail_Spending_Online_Purchases_3.2.15They also are slightly more likely to purchase kids products, household products, and health and beauty products. This should be no surprise based on the pages liked. What it does tell me is that I might run an ad campaign targeting this population which features a comic book where kids are the main audience.

Purchase_Behavior_3.2.15And that wraps up our second look at the affinity and actual interests of our monthly comic fandom! Expect for even more of a dive in and explanation of how one would use this data in the coming weeks and months!

Most importantly, to really build the comic market, we need to understand who the fans and purchasers are. By doing so, we make our job easier. The above is a piece of that puzzle.

KickStarting: Comics, February Roundup

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

Over the past week 23 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 23 to March 1 the statistics are:

Average goal: $8,096.09
Average pledged: $22,002.78
Average number of backers: 315
Average pledge: $69.85
Average percent raised: 271.77%
Most common given amount: $50 (909 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $51,600

Total pledged for the week: $506,064

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Ava’s Demon: Book Two - $351,076

Most backers: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – 3729 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Woman in the Mirror – 820%

Highest average pledge: (Adult) Rumble @ ShiaHana – University #01 – $112.71

Lowest average pledge: Woman in the Mirror - $3.57

For the month of February, for the 54 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,495.83
Average pledged: $15,618.94
Average number of backers: 257.76
Average pledge: $60.60
Average percent raised: 240.45%
Most common given amount: $15 (1402 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $77,400

Total pledged for the month: $843,423

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Ava’s Demon: Book Two - $351,076

Most backers: Ava’s Demon: Book Two – 3729 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Woman in the Mirror – 820%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Woman in the Mirror - $3.57

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Demo-Graphics: Comic Fandom on Facebook

It’s the first of the month, and first of the year, and that means a new look 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.

This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.

Facebook Population: Over 32,000,000 in the United States

The total population remains steady from the previous month. The Spanish-speaking population last month was 14.38%, and this month is also 13.75%, dipping a bit compared to last month.

Gender and Age

Last month women accounted for 45.64% and men were 53.13%. Even with the population increase, the results this month as far as percent the results are close to last month. Women now account for 41.88% and men account for 56.88%. The female population continues to decrease, this time not just in percent, but also the total population.

gender 3.1.15

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

age and gender 3.1.15Men gained pretty consistently under the age of 49. Women under the age of 17 continued to be the majority for that age group and gained in population, while women generally decreased in all other age groups.

age and gender raw 3.1.15

Relationship Status

Compared to last month, the single population dipped a bit, while there were more people married and engaged people. Congrats!

relationship status 3.1.15And for those that like pie charts.

relationship status pie chart 3.1.15

Education

Generally, these stats are similar to last month’s. Changes are primarily due to the shift in gender.

education 3.1.15

Gender Interest

Compared to last month these stats are very similar. Changes are primarily due to the shift in gender.

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Ethnicity

It’s the fourth month we’ve had data on ethnicity. Facebook compiles the data based on “behavior that aligns with people of that race.” It’s unknown the specifics of what that entails.

This is the second month to include Asian Americans in this stat. The population is small, but expect it to grow as the months go forward.

African Americans account for 3.8 million, about 11.88% of the comic fandom, while all Hispanics account for 7.4 million, around 23.13%. Asian Americans account for 840,000 individuals, around 6.27%.

I’ve presented the data in raw form for this first report, but will do graphs as this data progresses.

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Generation

We’ve been tracking what generation individuals are a part of. We present that information for the first time below.

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And that wraps up this month’s report! Join us Monday for even more information!

KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

Over the past week 9 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 16 to February 22 the statistics are:

Average goal: $7,229.41
Average pledged: $10,089.29
Average number of backers: 193.59
Average pledge: $52.12
Average percent raised: 139.56%
Most common given amount: $25 (611 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $23,100

Total pledged for the week: $171,518

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock - $60,000

Most backers: Hooking Up & Staying Hooked: The Comic Book -533 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Slurricane #8 – 563.60%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Mixmancer - $17.06

For the month of February, for the 35 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,241.86
Average pledged: $10,297.43
Average number of backers: 205.14
Average pledge: $50.20
Average percent raised: 196.45%
Most common given amount: $20 (1036 times)
Most money from pledge level: $100 level brought in $28,600

Total pledged for the month: $360,410

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! - $85,558

Most backers: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – 873 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Metal Made Flesh (Second Edition) – 704.60%

Highest average pledge: Finder Vol. 1-6 Restock – $131.87

Lowest average pledge: Mixmancer - $17.06

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

Over the past week 9 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 9 to February 15 the statistics are:

Average goal: $4,350
Average pledged: $17,011.29
Average number of backers: 295.29
Average pledge: $57.61
Average percent raised: 391.06%
Most common given amount: $20 (269 times)
Most money from pledge level: $99 level brought in $13,959

Total pledged for the week: $119,079

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! - $85,558

Most backers: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – 873 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Metal Made Flesh (Second Edition) – 704.60%

Highest average pledge: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – $98.00

Lowest average pledge: Small Tales and Fairy Fails - $19.19

For the month of February, for the 18 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $3,364.72
Average pledged: $10,494
Average number of backers: 216.06
Average pledge: $48.57
Average percent raised: 311.88%
Most common given amount: $20 (872 times)
Most money from pledge level: $20 level brought in $17,440

Total pledged for the month: $188,892

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! - $85,558

Most backers: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – 873 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Metal Made Flesh (Second Edition) – 704.60%

Highest average pledge: HJ-Story Vol. 1, 2 and NOW 3! – $98.00

Lowest average pledge: Small Tales and Fairy Fails - $19.19

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Black (Comic) History Month: Demo-Graphics, African Americans & Comic Publishers

For Black History Month we’ve been taking a look at characters, series, and creators, but I thought it also might be nice to also look at some of the demographic data that exists. The first thing I wanted to see was if African-American comic fans varied as to what publisher they liked.

For this demographic report I again dove into Facebook using the data provided as per usual. In February, African-Americans accounted for 3.4 million of the 32 million “comic fans,” making them 10.63% of the population. In general on Facebook, African-Americans make up 11.24% of the Facebook population.

I decided to look at not just publishers, but “comics” and “manga” as well to see what the percentage of African-Americans like them as well as how it breaks down as far as men and women.

In general for all of the terms below African-Americans account for 10.83% of that population. Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Dynamite, and in general comics underperform that percentage. Image, IDW, BOOM!, Oni, and Manga outperform. BOOM! and Oni especially do well having the top two percentages.

When it comes to percentage, men and women are the closest for Image, Comics and Manga. The biggest difference between men and women is Dark Horse.

AA Comic Data 2.9.15This is just the first report! I’ve got two more Mondays to dive even deeper into the information.

KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

Over the past week 9 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from February 2 to February 8 the statistics are:

Average goal: $2,935
Average pledged: $7,150.56
Average number of backers: 188.56
Average pledge: $37.92
Average percent raised: 243.63%
Most common given amount: $20 (603 times)
Most money from pledge level: $20 level brought in $12,060

Total pledged for the week: $64,355

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Super Sikh - $22,511

Most backers: Atomic Size Matters – 537 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Super Sikh – 450.22%

Highest average pledge: Super Sikh – $62.53

Lowest average pledge: The Daughters of Loigaire: A Story of St. Patrick - $22.64

For the month of February, for the 11 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $2,737.73
Average pledged: $6,346.64
Average number of backers: 165.64
Average pledge: $38.32
Average percent raised: 231.82%
Most common given amount: $20 (603 times)
Most money from pledge level: $20 level brought in $12,060

Total pledged for the month: $69,813

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Super Sikh - $22,511

Most backers: Atomic Size Matters – 537 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Super Sikh – 450.22%

Highest average pledge: Super Sikh – $62.53

Lowest average pledge: The Daughters of Loigaire: A Story of St. Patrick - $22.64

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Top 100 Graphic Novels in January 2015

Previews has released the top 100 graphic novels in 2015. Marvel stood on top with the Death of Wolverine. The company had three titles in the top ten.

Image Comics continues to show its strength with seven of the top ten slots. Their best was the first volume on Oucast.

DC Comics‘ best book was Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2. That came in on number 13. IDW Publishing‘s newly acquired Top Shelf imprint’s top book was March Book 2 which was number 20. Dark Horse‘s Abe Sapien Vol. 5: Sacred Places was the publisher’s top book at 43.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 7.67 OCT140914-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE HC $24.99 MAR
2 9 7.65 OCT140637 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
3 4 7.61 OCT140644 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 8 5.31 OCT140615 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME NOWHERE $14.99 IMA
5 21 4.97 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 12 3.49 OCT140932 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 SPIDER-VERSE PRELUDE $17.99 MAR
7 19 3.33 JAN140556 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 IMA
8 20 3.32 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 17 3.29 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
10 16 3.19 NOV140877 DEADPOOL TP ONES WITH DEADPOOL $15.99 MAR
11 23 3.18 OCT140631 MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02 $14.99 IMA
12 13 2.91 NOV140872 GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TP TRIAL OF JEAN GREY $19.99 MAR
13 22 2.87 OCT140368 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
14 11 2.78 JAN072436 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
15 25 2.70 OCT140927 LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 01 FACE IT I RULE $16.99 MAR
16 29 2.57 OCT140357 FLASH TP VOL 04 REVERSE (N52) $16.99 DC
17 36 2.41 OCT140359 SINESTRO TP VOL 01 THE DEMON WITHIN (N52) $14.99 DC
18 31 2.34 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
19 30 2.30 OCT140929 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 02 TIGHTLY TANGLED WEB $17.99 MAR
20 15 2.28 NOV141657 MARCH GN BOOK 02 $19.95 IDW
21 40 2.26 JUN140725 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 MAR
22 18 2.20 OCT140358 FLASH HC VOL 05 HISTORY LESSONS (N52) $22.99 DC
23 26 2.18 NOV140464 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 06 $17.99 IDW
24 94 2.09 SEP140684 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 IMA
25 38 2.01 OCT140928 MAGNETO TP VOL 02 REVERSALS $17.99 MAR
26 56 1.93 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
27 28 1.92 SEP140337 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 07 (MR) $22.99 DC
28 39 1.88 OCT140947 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 05 NIGHT COMETH $16.99 ABS
29 34 1.87 OCT140933 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD INHUMAN $19.99 MAR
30 43 1.86 OCT140364 SUPERGIRL TP VOL 05 RED DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON (N52) $17.99 DC
31 107 1.83 JAN140558 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
32 48 1.79 OCT140931 PUNISHER TP VOL 02 BORDER CROSSING $17.99 MAR
33 51 1.75 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
34 57 1.73 JUL130235 BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
35 64 1.72 SEP140657 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 IMA
36 1 1.71 AUG140892-M STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $125.00 MAR
37 42 1.70 OCT140367 BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE TP VOL 04 $19.99 DC
38 58 1.68 OCT140353 AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS TP VOL 01 LEGACY OF GOLD (N52) $16.99 DC
39 81 1.61 AUG120709 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $14.99 MAR
40 32 1.58 OCT140917 AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
41 53 1.54 JAN140800 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 MAR
42 68 1.52 FEB140248 BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52) $16.99 DC
43 49 1.52 SEP140095 ABE SAPIEN TP VOL 05 SACRED PLACES $19.99 DAR
43 54 1.52 OCT140361 GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 05 UPRISING (N52) $19.99 DC
45 61 1.51 NOV140885 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 02 DEATH OF WOLVERINE $17.99 MAR
46 129 1.50 JAN140555 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 IMA
47 35 1.48 JUL110745 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
48 50 1.48 SEP140085 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 18 $19.99 DAR
49 37 1.47 OCT140916 UNCANNY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 AXIS PRELUDE $24.99 MAR
50 124 1.43 NOV141719 ONE PIECE GN VOL 73 $9.99 VIZ
51 69 1.42 OCT140354 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 05 SOUL CRISIS (N52) $17.99 DC
52 71 1.42 NOV140882 SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 03 GAME OVER $17.99 MAR
53 253 1.41 SEP131374 QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 01 WORLDS WORST $9.99 VAL
54 90 1.40 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
55 93 1.39 NOV140569 CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR) $14.99 IMA
56 275 1.38 DEC121274 BLOODSHOT TP VOL 01 SETTING WORLD ON FIRE $9.99 VAL
57 83 1.37 MAY130224 FLASH TP VOL 01 MOVE FORWARD (N52) $16.99 DC
58 261 1.36 DEC131092 UNCANNY TP VOL 01 SEASON OF HUNGRY GHOSTS $19.99 DE
59 62 1.36 NOV118095 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
60 307 1.34 JAN141263 AMY DEVLIN MYSTERY HC VOL 03 LOST AND FOUND $19.99 ONI
61 6 1.32 AUG140901-M MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 09 $75.00 MAR
62 145 1.32 JUN130466 EAST OF WEST TP VOL 01 THE PROMISE $9.99 IMA
63 46 1.31 MAY090178 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
64 98 1.31 MAY140652 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 IMA
65 115 1.30 OCT140378 BEWARE THE BATMAN TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
66 78 1.23 FEB140265-M WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
67 91 1.22 OCT140930 X-FORCE TP VOL 02 HIDE FEAR $17.99 MAR
68 156 1.19 SEP140058 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES HC TIMEPOCALYPSE $9.99 DAR
69 104 1.18 MAR130727 DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99 MAR
69 92 1.18 OCT140363 SUPERBOY TP VOL 05 PARADOX (N52) $17.99 DC
71 82 1.17 OCT140370 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TP $19.99 DC
72 84 1.16 JUL100259 SANDMAN TP VOL 01 PRELUDES & NOCTURNES NEW ED (MR) $19.99 DC
73 85 1.15 OCT140936 IRON MAN TP VOL 04 IRON METROPOLITAN $19.99 MAR
74 155 1.15 SEP141510 LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 ONI
75 60 1.14 OCT140369 JLA TP VOL 06 $24.99 DC
76 112 1.12 SEP088205 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
77 87 1.11 DEC140483 TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 10 NEW MUTANT ORDER $17.99 IDW
78 88 1.10 OCT140658 STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS (MR) $19.99 IMA
79 106 1.10 JUL140237 BATMAN TP VOL 04 ZERO YEAR SECRET CITY (N52) $16.99 DC
80 75 1.09 NOV141003 CROSSED TP VOL 11 (MR) $19.99 AVA
81 185 1.08 MAR140535 BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 01 HOW TO FALL FOREVER (MR) $9.99 IMA
82 55 1.08 NOV141321 LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV TP $24.99 DE
83 59 1.08 SEP140094 BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 02 $24.99 DAR
84 86 1.06 SEP140126 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 07 $19.99 DAR
85 44 1.05 SEP140091 BTVS SEASON 9 LIBRARY HC VOL 01 $29.99 DAR
86 97 1.01 AUG140341 SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP VOL 02 $19.99 DC
87 122 1.00 NOV141756 SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE GN VOL 01 $13.00 HAC
88 153 1.00 FEB120285 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED (MR) $12.99 DC
89 33 0.99 OCT140925 IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP STARK WARS $39.99 MAR
90 120 0.99 OCT120252 JUSTICE LEAGUE TP VOL 01 ORIGIN (N52) $16.99 DC
90 158 0.99 MAY148280-M SECRET SERVICE TP (MR) $12.99 MAR
92 127 0.97 OCT140939 AVENGERS REVELATIONS TP $15.99 MAR
93 99 0.95 JUL140130 VEIL HC $19.99 DAR
94 24 0.93 SEP140591 SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 IMA
95 137 0.93 SEP088206 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
96 103 0.93 NOV140576 HENSHIN OGN $19.99 IMA
97 14 0.92 MAR092419 WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 (MR) $59.99 IMA
98 144 0.92 OCT060163 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 DC
99 63 0.90 OCT140386 ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 07 RED PLAGUE (MR) $29.99 DC
100 239 0.89 JUL140517 SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR) $9.99 IMA
100 141 0.89 JAN140559 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 20 ALL OUT WAR PT 1 (MR) $14.99 IMA

Top 100 Comics in January 2015

Previews has released the top 100 comics released in January 2015. In shock to no one, Marvel‘s Star Wars #1 took the top spot as the best selling comic of the month. Marvel took seven of the top ten books.

DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, and when you look at these stats by the dollar rank, DC’s Multiversity: Guidebook jumps into the sixth slot though it was 36th in units.

In the top ten, The Walking Dead rounded out the list in the tenth spot the highest spot for an Image Comics release. IDW‘s highest ranked comic was the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1. Dark Horse‘s top spot was Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.#2 in spot #128.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 894.46 NOV140709-M STAR WARS #1 $4.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 NOV140245-M BATMAN #38 $3.99 DC
3 3 95.67 OCT140832-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
4 4 93.52 NOV140764-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
5 7 67.90 NOV140703-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
6 8 66.81 NOV140736-M WOLVERINES #1 $3.99 MAR
7 5 66.56 NOV140725-M ANT-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR
8 10 63.05 NOV140781-M THOR #4 $3.99 MAR
9 9 62.59 NOV140180-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 $3.99 DC
10 16 59.96 NOV140696 WALKING DEAD #136 (MR) $2.99 IMA
11 18 58.73 NOV140264-M HARLEY QUINN #14 $2.99 DC
12 14 47.01 SEP140901-M ALL NEW X-MEN #35 $3.99 MAR
13 15 46.69 NOV140796-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #23 $3.99 MAR
14 13 46.54 NOV140260-M DETECTIVE COMICS #38 $3.99 DC
15 32 46.26 NOV140249-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #38 $2.99 DC
16 17 45.40 NOV140784-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 $3.99 MAR
17 11 44.49 NOV140762 SPIDER-VERSE #2 $4.99 MAR
18 19 44.29 NOV140838-M UNCANNY X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
19 12 43.08 NOV140753-M AVENGERS #40 $4.99 MAR
20 42 42.48 NOV140237 BATMAN ETERNAL #40 $2.99 DC
21 43 42.32 NOV140238 BATMAN ETERNAL #41 $2.99 DC
22 44 42.20 NOV140239 BATMAN ETERNAL #42 $2.99 DC
23 45 41.65 NOV140240 BATMAN ETERNAL #43 $2.99 DC
24 48 40.91 NOV140251-M BATGIRL #38 $2.99 DC
25 21 39.53 NOV140743-M WOLVERINES #2 $3.99 MAR
26 22 38.53 NOV140852-M DEADPOOL #40 $3.99 MAR
27 23 38.15 NOV140745-M WOLVERINES #3 $3.99 MAR
28 24 37.87 NOV140241-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #18 $3.99 DC
29 25 37.82 NOV140732-M UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 $3.99 MAR
30 26 37.30 NOV140751-M NEW AVENGERS #29 $3.99 MAR
31 27 36.15 NOV140854 DEADPOOL #41 $3.99 MAR
32 28 36.10 NOV140747-M WOLVERINES #4 $3.99 MAR
33 56 35.99 NOV140219-M WONDER WOMAN #38 $2.99 DC
34 30 35.77 NOV140794-M ROCKET RACCOON #7 $3.99 MAR
35 58 35.69 NOV140271-M GREEN LANTERN #38 $2.99 DC
36 6 35.08 NOV140175-M MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1 $7.99 DC
37 33 34.94 NOV140788-M SUPERIOR IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
38 60 34.93 NOV140255-M GRAYSON #6 $2.99 DC
39 34 34.91 NOV140770-M SPIDER-WOMAN #3 $3.99 MAR
40 31 34.89 OCT140835 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7 $3.99 MAR
41 20 34.54 NOV140757-M AVENGERS #34.2 $4.99 MAR
42 35 34.00 NOV140763 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8 $3.99 MAR
43 38 33.56 NOV140777-M ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #2 $3.99 MAR
44 37 33.45 NOV140231-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15 $3.99 DC
45 40 32.73 NOV140824-M HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
46 29 32.42 OCT140442-M STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 $3.99 IDW
47 66 31.91 NOV140200-M FLASH #38 $2.99 DC
48 41 31.77 NOV140228-M ACTION COMICS #38 $3.99 DC
49 46 31.14 NOV140831-M SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
50 49 30.81 NOV140759-M SHIELD #2 $3.99 MAR
51 47 30.75 NOV140790-M THANOS VS HULK #2 $3.99 MAR
52 71 29.95 NOV140198-M DEATHSTROKE #4 $2.99 DC
53 36 29.58 NOV140534-M DYING AND THE DEAD #1 $4.50 IMA
54 72 29.31 NOV140214 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6 $2.99 DC
55 50 29.02 NOV140805-M DAREDEVIL #12 $3.99 MAR
56 51 28.68 NOV140768 SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #3 $3.99 MAR
57 76 28.43 NOV140210 NEW 52 FUTURES END #36 $2.99 DC
58 78 28.31 NOV140211 NEW 52 FUTURES END #37 $2.99 DC
59 81 28.12 NOV140212 NEW 52 FUTURES END #38 $2.99 DC
60 79 28.08 NOV140216-M TEEN TITANS #6 $2.99 DC
61 52 28.00 NOV140845 DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #4 $3.99 MAR
62 82 27.68 NOV140213 NEW 52 FUTURES END #39 $2.99 DC
63 53 27.45 NOV140769 SCARLET SPIDERS #3 $3.99 MAR
64 55 27.34 NOV140830 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
65 54 27.32 NOV140807-M FANTASTIC FOUR #642 $3.99 MAR
66 57 27.10 NOV140849-M AMAZING X-MEN #15 $3.99 MAR
67 59 26.90 NOV140833 X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
68 39 26.36 JUL140552-M JUPITERS LEGACY #5 (MR) $4.99 IMA
69 61 26.05 NOV140184-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8 $3.99 DC
70 85 25.96 NOV140197 EARTH 2 #30 $2.99 DC
71 62 25.78 NOV140851 AMAZING X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
72 87 25.72 NOV140189-M AQUAMAN #38 $2.99 DC
73 63 25.56 NOV140798-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #7 $3.99 MAR
74 91 25.19 NOV140274-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 $2.99 DC
75 64 25.00 NOV140818-M HULK #10 $3.99 MAR
76 65 24.25 NOV140774-M OPERATION SIN #1 $3.99 MAR
77 77 24.05 NOV140643 BITCH PLANET #2 (MR) $3.50 IMA
78 96 23.90 NOV140278-M SINESTRO #9 $2.99 DC
79 67 23.86 NOV140836 MAGNETO #14 $3.99 MAR
80 151 23.74 NOV140749-M AVENGERS NO MORE BULLYING #1 $1.99 MAR
81 101 23.22 NOV140193 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #14 $2.99 DC
82 102 23.19 NOV140194 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #15 $2.99 DC
83 68 23.00 NOV140783 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
84 104 22.98 NOV140195 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #16 $2.99 DC
85 69 22.89 NOV140800 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #8 $3.99 MAR
86 70 22.64 NOV140834 DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #5 $3.99 MAR
86 109 22.64 NOV140196 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #17 $2.99 DC
88 73 22.19 NOV140811 MOON KNIGHT #11 $3.99 MAR
89 74 22.14 NOV140803-M INHUMAN #11 $3.99 MAR
90 89 21.68 SEP140717 FADE OUT #4 (MR) $3.50 IMA
91 80 21.25 SEP140889 SILVER SURFER #8 $3.99 MAR
92 118 20.57 NOV140234-M SUPERGIRL #38 $2.99 DC
93 120 20.48 NOV140257-M GOTHAM ACADEMY #4 $2.99 DC
94 122 20.31 NOV140267-M CATWOMAN #38 $2.99 DC
95 84 20.07 OCT140850-M BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #3 $3.99 MAR
96 99 20.02 SEP140750 SEX CRIMINALS #10 (MR) $3.50 IMA
97 124 19.95 NOV140276 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #38 $2.99 DC
98 128 19.61 NOV140254 ARKHAM MANOR #4 $2.99 DC
99 129 19.57 NOV140277 RED LANTERNS #38 $2.99 DC
100 86 19.40 NOV140817-M PUNISHER #14 $3.99 MAR

More on DC Comics’ Post Convergence Diversity

A bit ago, DC Comics announced what their post DC Universe will look like after their Convergence event. The name of the game is diversity, in both series, stories, and creators. How does the 49 comics and their creative teams stack up? I did my best to count the numbers, and while we can argue what’s a male led comic, female led, or team, you can’t argue about the creative teams.

When it comes to the comics themselves out of the 49 titles, there are roughly:

Woman Led 7 14.29%
Male Led 22 44.90%
Team 20 40.82%
 Total: 49

When it comes to the new creative teams there’s 86 announced creators so far. There’s two I was unsure of, but I went through the names, and looked up folks I wasn’t familiar with. The count is:

Male 72 83.72%
Female 12 13.95%
? 2 2.33%
 Total: 86

This of course doesn’t look at ethnicity, sexual preference, etc. (hello Midnighter series!). The above might not be perfect, but that’s an impressive shift in the right direction! Congrats DC Comics!

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