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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. This Monday we’ll have a new portion of this monthly report.

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 14.38%, remaining unchanged..

Gender and Age

Last month women accounted for 48.13% and men were 50.63%. Even with the population increase, the results this month as far as percent the results are close to last month. Women now account for 45.63% and men account for 53.13%. The decrease in women when it comes to the percentage was gained by men.

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

gender age 1.31.15Compared to last month, the loss for women was pretty across the board. Women under the age of 17 gained a bit while those 18 and over dropped in population.

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Relationship Status

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

relationship 1.31.15And for those that like pie charts.

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Education

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

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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 third 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.

New this month is the inclusion of Asian Americans in this stat. The population is small, but expect it to grow as the months go forward.

African Americans account for 3.4 million, about 10.63% of the comic fandom, while all Hispanics account for 7.4 million, around 23.13%. Asian Americans account for 820,000 individuals, around 5.62%.

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

ethnicity 1.31.15Generation

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

generation 1.31.15And 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 2 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from January 19 to January 25 the statistics are:

Average goal: $425
Average pledged: $464
Average number of backers: 31.5
Average pledge: $14.73
Average percent raised: 109.18%
Most common given amount: $18 (13 times)
Most money from pledge level: $18 level brought in $234

Total pledged for the week: $928

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Broken Angel #1 - $822

Most backers: Broken Angel #1 – 56 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Broken Angel #1 – 109.60%

Highest average pledge: A Really Awesome Comic Book Critique – $15.14

Lowest average pledge: Broken Angel #1 – $14.68

For the month of January, for the 26 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,283.04
Average pledged: $9,275.88
Average number of backers: 209.04
Average pledge: $44.37
Average percent raised: 147.63%
Most common given amount: $30 (1433 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $42,990

Total pledged for the month: $241,173

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection - $74,792

Most backers: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection – 1569 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Pewfell in: Drain of Chaos – 1294.50%

Highest average pledge: El Ultimo Volume I – $257.25

Lowest average pledge: Broken Angel #1 – $14.68

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: Transformers

It’s Monday and that means another dive into Facebook‘s data. This week I thought I’d take a new look at Transformers who are gearing up for a major storyline in IDW Publishing‘s comics as well as tie-in toys from Hasbro.

The last time I looked at the Transformers was in 2013 and since then there’s been some massive changes in Facebook’s toolset that delivers a lot more data.I’ve broken down the data a few ways, but kept it focused on size of the universe and the gender of people who “like” the various terms. There’s a grand total stat where I looked at 128 different terms including character names, series, movies, toys, etc. Then, there’s a break down of specific terms. Finally, I have the gender break down of all of the characters.I think what’s interesting is that most of the percentages for women are in the 40% range, showing how genders like different things, but it’s all pretty consistent.Check out below for all of the various breakdowns.transformers facebook 1.19.15

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 January 12 to January 18 the statistics are:

Average goal: $7,941.11
Average pledged: $11,254
Average number of backers: 284.33
Average pledge: $39.58
Average percent raised: 141.72%
Most common given amount: $30 (905 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $27,180

Total pledged for the week: $101,286

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection - $74,792

Most backers: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection – 1569 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: God Hates Dinosaurs – 723.25%

Highest average pledge: R.u.N. (Remember ur Nature) Parkour Manga Volume 1 – $53.95

Lowest average pledge: Pints of Failure #1 – Comic Book – $17.42

For the month of January, for the 24 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,771.21
Average pledged: $10,010.21
Average number of backers: 223.83
Average pledge: $44.72
Average percent raised: 147.83%
Most common given amount: $30 (1433 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $42,990

Total pledged for the month: $240,245

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection - $74,792

Most backers: MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection – 1569 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Pewfell in: Drain of Chaos – 1294.50%

Highest average pledge: El Ultimo Volume I – $257.25

Lowest average pledge: Pints of Failure #1 – Comic Book – $17.42

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!

Diamond Releases December’s Top Sales and Market Share

Diamond has released the stats for December for comics, graphic novels, toys, and games including the top 50 comics and graphic novels sold. In a rare result, Marvel held the top retail market share (how many dollars was sold), while DC held the top unit market share (how many comics).

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 32.07%
DC COMICS 31.76%
IMAGE COMICS 9.89%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.10%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.47%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.58%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.22%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.88%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.86%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.50%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
DC COMICS 36.17%
MARVEL COMICS 34.10%
IMAGE COMICS 10.40%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.17%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.95%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.82%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.26%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.91%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.91%
TITAN 0.87%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.43%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
DECEMBER 2014 VS. NOVEMBER 2014
COMICS 1.77% 0.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -18.50% -21.51%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -5.14% -1.64%
DECEMBER 2014 VS. DECEMBER 2013
COMICS 6.67% 4.50%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -5.41% -8.39%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 2.83% 3.46%
CALENDAR YEAR 2014 VS. CALENDAR YEAR 2013
COMICS 4.03% 0.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 5.18% 5.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 4.39% 0.64%
FOURTH QUARTER 2014 VS. THIRD QUARTER 2014
COMICS -2.90% -1.57%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 6.31% 4.02%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.20% -1.16%
FOURTH QUARTER 2014 VS. FOURTH QUARTER 2013
COMICS 7.89% 7.05%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 7.56% 6.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 7.78% 6.98%
SECOND-HALF 2014 VS. FIRST-HALF 2014
COMICS 19.34% 18.58%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 10.54% 4.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 16.53% 17.36%

Folks were really into Snyder and Capullo’s “Endgame” driving Batman #37 to the top spot. Surprisingly to me, Marvel’s high-profile S.H.I.E.L.D. first issue came in third.

TOP 50 COMIC BOOKS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #37 $3.99 OCT140293-M DC
2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 OCT140829-M MAR
3 SHIELD #1 $4.99 OCT140813-M MAR
4 BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 OCT140297 DC
5 THOR #3 $3.99 OCT140862-M MAR
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 $3.99 OCT140223-M DC
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 OCT140824-M MAR
8 AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7 $3.99 OCT140781-M MAR
9 AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9 $4.99 OCT140787-M MAR
10 AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8 $3.99 OCT140784-M MAR
11 HARLEY QUINN #13 $2.99 OCT140319-M DC
12 WALKING DEAD #135 (MR) $2.99 OCT140774 IMA
13 HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 OCT140322-M DC
14 SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1 $3.99 OCT140826-M MAR
15 ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1 $3.99 OCT140809-M MAR
16 SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG140350-M DC
17 ROBIN RISES ALPHA #1 $4.99 OCT140306-M DC
18 ALL NEW X-MEN #34 $3.99 SEP140899-M MAR
19 DETECTIVE COMICS #37 $3.99 OCT140314-M DC
20 BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 $2.99 OCT140304-M DC
21 UNCANNY X-MEN #29 $3.99 OCT140888-M MAR
22 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22 $3.99 OCT140856 MAR
23 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN140674-M MAR
24 SUPERMAN #37 $3.99 OCT140270-M DC
25 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99 OCT140852-M MAR
26 BATMAN ETERNAL #35 $2.99 OCT140288 DC
27 BATMAN ETERNAL #36 $2.99 OCT140289 DC
28 BATMAN ETERNAL #37 $2.99 OCT140290 DC
29 BATMAN ETERNAL #38 $2.99 OCT140291 DC
30 BATMAN ETERNAL #39 $2.99 OCT140292 DC
31 MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1 $4.99 OCT140218-M DC
32 AVENGERS #39 TRO $3.99 OCT140847 MAR
33 BATGIRL #37 $2.99 OCT140298-M DC
34 BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 $3.99 OCT140284-M DC
35 SPIDER-WOMAN #2 $3.99 OCT140836-M MAR
36 SECRET SIX #1 $2.99 OCT140215-M DC
37 ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 OCT140893-M MAR
38 GREEN LANTERN #37 $2.99 OCT140329-M DC
39 UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 OCT140891-M MAR
40 DEADPOOL #38 $3.99 OCT140800 MAR
41 WYTCHES #3 (MR) [*] $2.99 OCT140779-M IMA
42 WONDER WOMAN #37 $2.99 OCT140266-M DC
43 GRAYSON #5 $2.99 OCT140301-M DC
44 DEADPOOL #39 $3.99 OCT140801 MAR
45 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #14 $3.99 OCT140278-M DC
46 ROCKET RACCOON #6 $3.99 OCT140858 MAR
47 THANOS VS HULK #1 $3.99 OCT140875-M MAR
48 NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO $3.99 OCT140848 MAR
49 ACTION COMICS #37 $3.99 OCT140275-M DC
50 BITCH PLANET #1 (MR) [*] $3.5 OCT140578-M IMA

As far as trades and graphic novels, Saga Vol. 4 topped the chart and folks were ready for Agent Carter with a Captain America trade.

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
2 CAPTAIN AMERICA PEGGY CARTER AGENT OF SHIELD #1 $7.99 OCT140823 MAR
3 JUST THE TIPS HC (MR) $12.99 SEP140590 IMA
4 MANHATTAN PROJECTS TP VOL 05 THE COLD WAR $14.99 SEP140630 IMA
5 SUNSTONE TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 OCT140613 IMA
6 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED DELUXE ED HC $29.99 AUG140334 DC
7 BATMAN THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA TP VOL 01 $14.99 SEP140283 DC
8 NEW 52 FUTURES END TP VOL 01 (N52) $39.99 SEP140303 DC
9 NIGHTWING TP VOL 05 SETTING SON (N52) $16.99 SEP140309 DC
10 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
11 THANOS HC GOD UP THERE LISTENING $24.99 SEP140916 MAR
12 NARUTO GN VOL 68 $9.99 OCT141722 VIZ
13 ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT $19.99 SEP140934 MAR
14 NIGHTWING TP VOL 01 BLUDHAVEN $19.99 SEP140321 DC
15 BATGIRL TP VOL 04 WANTED (N52) $16.99 SEP140305 DC
16 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
17 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS TP VOL 05 THE BIG PICTURE (N52) $14.99 SEP140310 DC
18 BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 05 THE BIG BURN (N52) $24.99 JUL140240 DC
19 SHAOLIN COWBOY TP $19.99 OCT141229 BUR
20 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 JAN072436 MAR
21 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
22 MY LITTLE PONY ADVENTURES IN FRIENDSHIP HC VOL 01 $9.99 OCT140454 IDW
23 GREEN LANTERN LIGHTS OUT TP (N52) $16.99 SEP140306 DC
24 SWAMP THING TP VOL 05 THE KILLING FIELD (N52) $14.99 SEP140313 DC
25 RED LANTERNS TP VOL 05 ATROCITIES (N52) $19.99 SEP140311 DC
26 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
27 AVENGERS ORIGIN HC $24.99 SEP100690 MAR
28 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 07 $19.99 SEP140933 MAR
29 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 22 A NEW BEGINNING (MR) $14.99 SEP140657 IMA
30 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 04 HYBRID (N52) $16.99 SEP140312 DC
31 AMAZING X-MEN TP VOL 02 WORLD WAR WENDIGO $17.99 OCT140934 MAR
32 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS HC $22.99 AUG140339 DC
33 CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCK $15.99 SEP140929 MAR
34 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 04 GET THE LOBSTER $19.99 AUG140094 DAR
35 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
36 NEW LONE WOLF AND CUB TP VOL 03 (MR) $13.99 AUG140124 DAR
37 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 03 $10.99 OCT141529 RAN
38 THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 AUG140609 IMA
39 SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 02 $19.99 SEP140323 DC
40 BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52) $24.99 AUG140328 DC
41 WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 04 FIRST CONTACT (N52) $16.99 SEP140314 DC
42 MS MARVEL TP VOL 01 NO NORMAL $15.99 JUN140725 MAR
43 ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10 TP VOL 01 RIVER MEETS SEA $18.99 AUG140091 DAR
44 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 SEP088204 IMA
45 NOVA TP VOL 04 ORIGINAL SIN $16.99 OCT140935 MAR
46 POWERS BUREAU TP VOL 02 ICONS (MR) $19.99 JAN140782 MAR
47 WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR) $9.99 SEP140684 IMA
48 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 MAY140652 IMA
49 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 03 LOOSE NUKE $19.99 SEP140935 MAR
50 MASSIVE TP VOL 04 SAHARA $19.99 AUG140073 DAR

The Top 50 Toys of 2014

Previews has listed the top 50 toys sold to specialty retailers in 2014. It’s a very mixed list as to the type of toys listed, by DC Comic properties dominate the top ten list. DC as a company have 6 of the top 10 items.

Check out below for the full list of what sold.

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION VENDOR
1 19 NOV138235 DC COMICS NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK AF BOX SET DC
2 1 MAR101468 MARVEL SELECT DEADPOOL AF DST
3 75 SEP130331 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED BMB MINI FIGURES SER 1 DC
4 83 OCT130312 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED BMB MINI FIGURES SER 2 DC
5 11 JUN132070 LOZ SKYWARD SWORD LINK FIGMA AF GOO
6 121 JUL140302 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS STATUE HOLIDAY HARLEY QUINN DC
7 123 FEB140310 BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM HARLEY QUINN STATUE DC
8 183 JUL138243 WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 5 AF ASST TMP
9 242 SEP130322 BATMAN HUSH BATMAN & CATWOMAN KISS STATUE DC
10 230 MAR148025 X-MEN LEGENDS 6IN AF 8PC ASST HAS
11 2 SEP130327 DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS HARLEY QUINN AF DC
12 46 MAR140312 ARKHAM ASYLUM JOKER HARLEY BATMAN SCARECROW AF 4 PK DC
13 3 NOV130284 DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 1 CAPULLO BATMAN AF DC
14 114 MAR140302 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HARLEY QUINN 2ND ED STATUE DC
15 4 JUN140313 BATMAN ANIMATED NBA BATMAN AF DC
16 41 NOV130293 ARROW OLIVER QUEEN DEATHSTROKE AF 2 PACK DC
17 125 JUL148353 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED SER 4 GAMESTOP DC
18 5 NOV130286 DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 1 CAPULLO NIGHTWING AF DC
19 128 APR148207 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED SER 3 GAMESTOP DC
20 100 MAY140418 BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4 PACK SET 1 DC
21 165 DEC130358 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS BLACK CANARY STATUE DC
22 76 APR140323 HARLEY QUINN BATMAN NIGHTWING ROBIN AF 4 PACK DC
23 174 JUN140324 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS ZATANNA STATUE DC
24 153 JAN140397 DC COMICS COVER GIRLS POISON IVY STATUE DC
25 34 MAY140428 DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 2 CAPULLO DLX BATMAN THRASHER AF DC
26 6 OCT131851 MARVEL SELECT CLASSIC HAWKEYE AF DST
27 7 DEC074356 MARVEL SELECT INCREDIBLE HULK AF DST
28 8 MAR031852 MARVEL SELECT ULTIMATE HULK ACTION FIGURE DST
29 159 APR140329 DC COMICS COVER GIRLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE 2ND ED DC
30 134 DEC130359 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HARLEY QUINN STATUE DC
31 131 OCT132006 MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW HULK ARTFX+ STATUE KOT
32 9 OCT130305 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SER 2 DEATHSTROKE AF DC
33 101 MAY142613 LOZ WIND WAKER LINK NENDOROID GOO
34 10 JUL128115 DC COMICS NEW 52 BATMAN ACTION FIGURE DC
35 200 AUG130363 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS BATGIRL STATUE DC
36 107 JUN132073 METROID OTHER M SAMUS ARAN FIGMA AF GOO
37 279 AUG138265 WALKING DEAD TV DIXON W/CHOPPER AF BOX SET CS TMP
38 13 OCT120316 DC COMICS NEW 52 SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE DC
39 98 JUN131794 ST UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY EXCELSIOR SHIP DST
40 12 SEP138282 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SER 2 KILLER CROC DLX AF DC
41 17 FEB140306 DC COMICS NEW 52 RED HOOD AF DC
42 15 APR140313 DC COMICS NEW 52 BATGIRL AF DC
43 16 NOV130285 DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 1 CAPULLO TALON AF DC
44 93 JAN140403 DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS ARMORED LEX LUTHOR DLX AF DC
45 228 FEB140309 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS STARGIRL STATUE DC
46 20 MAR088262 MARVEL SELECT RED HULK AF DST
47 24 FEB142060 MARVEL SELECT AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 AF DST
48 259 JUL131943 DC COMICS SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW ARTFX STATUE KOT
49 25 APR141986 MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE MAGNETO AF DST
50 23 DEC131823 MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 FALCON AF DST

The Top 100 Comics of 2014

Previews has compiled a list of the top 100 comics sold to direct markets. The list, which you can read below, is dominated by Marvel, who have 9 of the top 10 spots. The Walking Dead #132 comes in at an impressive second, but DC Comics doesn’t see a book make the list until slot 14 with Batman #32.

Dark Horse‘s Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 was that publisher’s best-selling comic book at #137. Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe #1 from IDW Publishing was the publisher’s top book in 2014 at #965.

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 FEB140672-M MAR
2 WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) $2.99 AUG148104-M IMA
3 ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 MAY140803-M MAR
4 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 JUN140593-M MAR
5 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 $4.99 APR148362-M MAR
6 THOR #1 $3.99 AUG140785-M MAR
7 ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99 MAR140616-M MAR
8 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 $4.99 APR148360-M MAR
9 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 $4.99 APR148361-M MAR
10 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 FEB140659-M MAR
11 AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 $4.99 AUG140721-M MAR
12 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR140642-M MAR
13 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 $4.99 SEP140826-M MAR
14 BATMAN #32 $3.99 APR140211-M DC
15 BATMAN FUTURES END #1 $3.99 MAY140318 DC
16 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $3.99 SEP140815-M MAR
17 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAY140763-M MAR
18 BATMAN #33 $4.99 MAY140231-M DC
19 BATMAN #35 $4.99 AUG140270-M DC
20 BATMAN #29 $4.99 JAN140291-M DC
21 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR140640-M MAR
22 BATMAN #36 $3.99 SEP140249-M DC
23 BATMAN #27 $3.99 NOV130173-M DC
24 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 AUG140797-M MAR
25 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 APR148221-M MAR
26 BATMAN #28 $3.99 DEC130251-M DC
27 BATMAN #34 $3.99 JUN140217-M DC
28 BATMAN #37 $3.99 OCT140295-M DC
29 BATMAN ETERNAL #1 $2.99 FEB140141-M DC
30 BATMAN #30 $3.99 FEB140199-M DC
31 HARLEY QUINN FUTURES END #1 $3.99 MAY140334 DC
32 BATMAN #31 $3.99 MAR140213-M DC
33 HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 $5.99 AUG140295-M DC
34 ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99 MAR140629-M MAR
35 AVENGERS #35 $4.99 JUL140623-M MAR
36 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAY148282-M MAR
37 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 OCT140830-M MAR
38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 SEP140829-M MAR
39 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 AUG140801-M MAR
40 HARLEY QUINN #7 $2.99 APR140225-M DC
41 ORIGINAL SIN #3 $3.99 APR140626-M MAR
42 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 $3.99 MAY140810-M MAR
43 SUPERMAN #32 $3.99 APR140191-M DC
44 FOREVER EVIL #6 $3.99 DEC130198-M DC
45 SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $3.99 SEP140834-M MAR
46 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 AUG148300-M MAR
47 MULTIVERSITY #1 $4.99 JUN140146-M DC
48 ORIGINAL SIN #4 $3.99 APR140632-M MAR
49 FOREVER EVIL #5 $3.99 NOV130121-M DC
50 FOREVER EVIL #7 $4.99 JAN140241-M DC
51 SHIELD #1 $4.99 OCT140819-M MAR
52 ORIGINAL SIN #5 $3.99 MAY140765-M MAR
53 WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 DEC130613-M MAR
54 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 (MR) $2.99 APR140481-M IMA
55 JUSTICE LEAGUE FUTURES END #1 $3.99 MAY140278 DC
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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 10 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from January 5 to January 11 the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,233.90
Average pledged: $9,732.50
Average number of backers: 215.50
Average pledge: $45.16
Average percent raised: 156.12%
Most common given amount: $30 (447 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $13,410

Total pledged for the week: $97,325

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Sorcery 101 Omnibus Vol 1 of 2 – $26,048

Most backers: Sorcery 101 Omnibus Vol 1 of 2 – 621 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Pewfell in: Drain of Chaos – 1294.50%

Highest average pledge: Prymal The Jungle Warrior The Savage Campaign - $96.52

Lowest average pledge: Hero Happy Hour Vs. The Supreme Leader – Comic Book – $18.40

For the month of January, for the 15 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $6,069.27
Average pledged: $9,263.93
Average number of backers: 187.53
Average pledge: $49.40
Average percent raised: 152.64%
Most common given amount: $30 (527 times)
Most money from pledge level: $30 level brought in $15,810

Total pledged for the month: $138,959

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel – $26,436

Most backers: Sorcery 101 Omnibus Vol 1 of 2 – 621 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Pewfell in: Drain of Chaos – 1294.50%

Highest average pledge: El Ultimo Volume I – $257.25

Lowest average pledge: Hero Happy Hour Vs. The Supreme Leader – Comic Book – $18.40

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!

Comic-Graphics: Weekly Facebook Page Stats

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past two weeks.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 293,619, or 0.60%. That’s a decrease from two weeks ago, partially due to a sharp decrease in the generic “comics” page.

There was some decent movement this past week towards the bottom of the list. Some pages hopped multiple spots. Arrows are present to indicate if a page has increased in ranking from the previous week.

facebook overall 1.5.15Marvel remained in the top spot. ComicBook.com has slowed its growth, and I haven’t seen as many ads for it on Facebook.

facebook new likes 1.5.15Comic Book Resources had a solid jump over the past two weeks, with digital platform Comicsfix getting a bump which matches their increased push.

facebook percentage 1.5.15

 

 

 

 

 

KickStarting: Comics, December 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 7 projects were successfully funded.

For the past week from December 29 to January 4 the statistics are:

Average goal: $4,671.43
Average pledged: $6,812.57
Average number of backers: 113.71
Average pledge: $59.91
Average percent raised: 145.83%
Most common given amount: $35 (196 times)
Most money from pledge level: $35 level brought in $6,860

Total pledged for the week: $47,688

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel – $26,436

Most backers: The Hunting Accident Graphic Novel – 338 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: 2 Tin Bean Cans F#cking #4 – 371%

Highest average pledge: El Ultimo Volume 1- $257.25

Lowest average pledge: Dead by Wednesday – $31.94

For the month of December, for the 65 successful projects, the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,204.38
Average pledged: $8,283.86
Average number of backers: 182.45
Average pledge: $45.40
Average percent raised: 159.17%
Most common given amount: $25 (2108 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $52,700

Total pledged for the month: $532,397

For the month, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death – $101,591

Most backers: Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death – 2272 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Notes on a Case of Melancholia, Or: A Little Death – 406.36%

Highest average pledge: The Minerva Volume One and Two – $508.53

Lowest average pledge: How to draw Hands. 40 drawing tutorials. – $10.17

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!

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