The numbers from the second month of the new year are in! Diamond Comic Distributors has compiled the data from May and placed into awesome tables for math nerds, like us, to stare and enjoy. Let's get right down to the numbers.
May was big for graphic novels and trade paperbacks. DC, Marvel, Image, and Dark Horse all made the top 10 this past month.
Finally, here's how many comics and graphic novels each company shipped out during May.
How do they calculate this information? It all starts at the comic book shop.
Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.
Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during January to December 2013, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.
What are your thoughts on all these numbers? What's your predictions for this month?