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Comic Book Sales by Month

Preorders and/or Final Orders Placed By Comics Shops With Distributors

Monthly sales data for comics comes from comic book distributors who serve comics shops in North America. These figures come in two varieties: Preorders, for information before February 2003, and Final Orders, for information from February 2003 and later.

The rankings of comics preordered from Diamond Comic Distributors appear here beginning with...


My analysis combining the orders retailers placed with Diamond Comic Distributors and those they placed with Heroes World Distributors (Marvel's exclusive sales agent from 1995-1997) is hosted here beginning with...


My analysis of orders retailers placed solely with Diamond Comic Distributors is hosted here beginning with...


New (and old) months will be added to the site in the future.

There are also annual pages for all the years from 1991 onward here on site, aggregating unit and dollar sales and depicting the top-selling comic book from each month. These pages are linked below. More coming soon!


1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2016 2017