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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

February 2008 comics analysis online

by John Jackson Miller

My Newsarama feature for the month appears here (with lots of cool historical comparatives), and the charts and graphs here are updated, as well. X-Force #1 led the top-selling comics list in February:

TOP 300 COMICS UNIT SALES
February 2008: 6.26 million copies
Versus 1 year ago this month: -5%
Versus 5 years ago this month:+7%
Versus 10 years ago this month: -5%
YEAR TO DATE: 13.02 million copies, -2% vs. 2007

TOP 300 COMICS DOLLAR SALES
February 2008: $19.62 million
Versus 1 year ago this month: -6%
Versus 5 years ago this month: +19%
Versus 10 years ago this month: +25%
YEAR TO DATE: $40.65 million, -3% vs. 2007

TOP 100 TRADE PAPERBACK DOLLAR SALES
February 2008: $4.01 million
Versus 1 year ago this month: +7%
Versus 5 years ago this month, just the Top 50 vs. the Top 50: +13%
YEAR TO DATE: $8.14 million, +5% vs. 2007

TOP 300 COMICS + TOP 100 TRADE PAPERBACK DOLLAR SALES
February 2008: $23.63 million
Versus 1 year ago this month: -4%
Versus 5 years ago this month, just the Top 50 TPBs: +18%
YEAR TO DATE: $48.76, -1% vs. 2007

OVERALL DIAMOND SALES
(including all comics, trades, and magazines)
February 2008: $32.53 million ($36.85 million with UK)
Versus 1 year ago this month: +1%
Versus 5 years ago this month: +48%
YEAR TO DATE: $67.09 million, +2% vs. 2007
 
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