By MuadDiab 5 Comments
This is a data visualistaion of comic book sales figures from January 2005 until December 2010. Each balloon represents a comic book title released in that time. Please see original post here for more info and larger versions of images as well as other images.
Click here for the full image *(Warning! It's massive. 19,844 x 14032 pixels. you may be able to download it and view on a native software)
The bigger the balloon and the higher it floats represents how many issues in total that title sold over the time.
The further away from the left hand side of the image the balloon is, the more issues it had released.
Colour indicates publisher.
Red = Marvel
Blue = DC
Green = Image
Grey = Dark Horse
Pink = Everybody else
To give some perspective, Amazing Spider-Man sold 10, 843,815 copies with 176 issues released in this time.(this includes some re-releases of course, the Obama issue being an obvious example)
Close ups at varying zoom sizes:
This was created using the software Processing with data gathered from Diamond Distributors monthly sales reports in relation to comic book stores orders.
Tweet it, Facebook it, Tumblr it. Whatever your into I would appreciate any kind gestures of spreading the image. The overall aim is to get as many comic fans (people actually interested in comics) to see this.