And now the May charts are online, he said redundantly.
Many, many records broken or matched this month. One resource I'll try to get up here one day is a record book of the highs and lows that I've observed. For example, the lowest unit sales ever recorded for the Top 300 comics were in April 2001 -- 4.8 million copies. (Compare that with this May's 7.77 million copies.)
On second thought, that might not be too fun to revisit. I remember that May of 2001 when the dollar value of the Top 300 comics hit their bottom -- just barely $13 million -- there didn't seem to be a lot of hope. Now, in May 2007, the same list of comics had sales of $24.51 million -- and that was sales to retailers, to boot, not just preorders, which the 2001 figure was. And cover prices didn't double to make that happen -- nowhere near close to it.
Suffice it to say that the last six years were more relaxing to report than the previous six!