I recently came across a new website call The Comics Chronicles. This site is a great resource for comics data. More specifically, circulation data. The information is a great help to get an understanding of the overall health of the comic book industry and of specific comic book titles.

The amount of data is vast and presented in differing types of analyses. For example, Marvel Comics was the overall leader in comic book market share from July 2007 to July 2008.

I found the data for comic book sales from 1960 fun to look at. Check out this chart…

Title Publisher Avg. paid circ.
1) Uncle Scrooge Dell 1,040,543
2) Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories Dell 1,004,901
3) Superman DC 810,000
4) Superboy DC 635,000
5) Mickey Mouse Dell 568,803
6) Batman DC 502,000
7) Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen DC 498,000
8) World’s Finest Comics DC 476,000
9) Looney Tunes Dell 459,344
10) Action Comics DC 458,000

In October, 2008, the top seller of all comics was Secret Invasion by Marvel Comics. This comic outsold Hulk, Batman, Avengers, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men and the Justice League of America.

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