While not quite the end of the year, we cranked the numbers on our top selling Trade paperbacks, graphic novels and comic related books.
Image built on its top place for us last year and slaughtered the competition. Image outsold all other publishers by nearly two times! This furthers the proof that writing will lead a company to success. Take a hint big two! Marvel and DC combined for only 3 of the Top 20 slots. If you are not reading Indy/Creator owned books you really should be, there is some amazing stuff out there!
Other noticeable changes are the decline of the Vertigo sales and decline of Walking Dead sales, both are down over 50% year over year. Saga holds the top 2 slots and out sold the next 6 books on the list.
It was great this year to see two kickstarter projects make our list, when kickstarter creators offer a compelling retailer option it can really pay off. The disappointing part is that once we are out of the product it is hard if not impossible to get more! I would love to see the creators doing retailer options to follow up and give us details on how to order more.
Finally it was nice to see the rise of younger reader comics, this gives me hope that we have a new generation comic readers coming. Books like Daisy Kutter, Adventure Time, Atomic Robo and many others are great reads for young readers and adults alike.
Without further ado here is the list. Time to see what everyone is reading.
**Note we had the Suicide Girls out for a promotional event, so this is a bit of anomaly for us.
– G. Scott Tomlin
Scott and Lainie Tomlin are the owners of the Comics Dungeon. Scott is a lifelong DC comic reader and collector.