February U.S. Comic Sales Up 10% Compared to Last Year

posted on 2013-03-11 23:53 EDT

Sales of comics and graphic novels in American comic retailers were 10% higher in February compared to the same time period last year, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. The figure is based on 15.91% rise in comic sales and a 1.5% drop in graphic novels. Marvel held the top spot with a 35% market share, followed by DC Comics with a 29% share.

The top-selling manga in American comic retailers for February was Kodansha USA's Sailor Moon volume 9 with a ranking of #18 and an estimated sale of 2,495 copies.

This is the second month of growth. January saw 37.89% rise in graphic novel sales and a 22% rise in comic sales.

Source: ICv2 (link 2)

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