As Shutdown Began, March 2020 Comic Sales Dropped 15%

Comichron has released its compiled sales information for comic sales in March 2020 and sales are down, as the national shutdown began.

Year over year saw a drop of 15% in dollars and over 8% in units.


Marvel saw a miniscule drop in dollar and unit share compared to February. IDW saw their dollar share rise over 1% and Boom overtook Dark Horse for the fifth slot.


Marvel took seven spots for comics by units including the top spot with Spider-Woman #1. DC took the other three slots. To purchase all ten comics it would cost $47.90, which is one dollar cheaper than last month’s top ten.

Similar to comics by units, Marvel took seven spots including the top spot for comics by dollar amount. DC took the remaining three. To purchase all ten comics it would cost $55.90, a two dollar drop from last month.


For graphic novels by units, Boom delivered an upset taking the top two spots. Marvel took five spots. DC took two and Oni took one.


For graphic novels by dollar amount, Marvel took five spots including the top spot. Boom and DC took two, while Image took one spot. Four titles were $100 or above.


Unsurprisingly, the total amount of titles was down by 35 overall. IDW, Dark Horse, and Boom all saw increased totals though.

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