The Comics Chronicles – A Decade of Sales Data
The Comics Chronicles is THE website for analysis of the sale of comic books. They’ve done a breakdown of the last decade in sales using information provided by Diamond Distribution, the main distributor of comic books for the direct market (aka comic book shops).
As it shouldn’t be a surprise Marvel is the publisher of the decade with 8 of the top 10 comics and 186 entries in the top 300. Also, it seems President Obama truly has a golden touch, driving the sale of Amazing Spider-man #583 to the number one spot despite being out only for a year. Just shy of 525, 000 copies were ordered by comic book shops. It’d be interesting to compare issues with President Obama and how they compare to other comics of a series without to see how much of a boost the President really provides.