Batman’s 80th Anniversary Helps March’s Comic Book Sales Rise

Comichron has released its compiled sales information for comic sales in March 2019 and sales are up, bolstered by DC Comics celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and the release of Detective Comics #1000. Retailers ordered more than $43.5 million in comic books and graphic novels. 13% more than they did in March 2018.

March 2019 saw a year over year growth in comics, but dollars, but units were down. Meanwhile, year over year graphic novel sales were both way up.

Thanks to its big celebratory releases, DC Comics took the coveted top spot in dollars, while Marvel Comics held on the top spot in units. While Dynamite Entertainment took the fifth spot in February, it dropped back to seventh.

Unsurprisingly, Detective Comics #1000 took the top spot for units, even with its $9.99 price tag. DC Comics took seven of the top ten spots, with the publisher dominating the top six spots.

Again, the price tag of Detective Comics #1000 gave it the top spot for comic books by dollars, with DC Comics holding six of the top ten spots.

Image Comics dominated on the graphic novels by units, taking six of the top ten spots, with DC Comics taking the other four spots.

By dollars, Image Comics only took three of the top graphic novel spots. DC Comics took the top spot with Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman HC which sold for $29.99. Marvel Comics took five of the top spots, with four titles costing at least $100.00.

Marvel Comics took the top spot for total titles shipped per usual, with 99 comics and 44 graphic novels shipped. DC Comics and Image Comics both shipped 66 comics in March, with DC shipping 35 graphic novels and Image shipping 27.

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