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September Comic Sales Figures – DC on Top!

DC Comics’ The New 52 titles ruled September! Newsarama has published the Diamond Comic Distributors sales data for September 2011 and DC Comics was clearly the top performing company!  You can see the original data over on The Comic Chronicles by clicking here, or read Newsarama’s analysis by clicking here.  Suffice to say 17 of the top 20 comics sold in September were published by DC Comics!  The article breaks out the top 100 comics sold, measured by units and dollars.  The last time DC Comics was the undisputed leader in comic and graphic novel sales was October 2007.  Congratulations, DC Comics!

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men

Now you’re probably wondering about The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1, right?  After all, you are reading a Firestorm blog.  Well, in September our favorite Nuclear Men came in at 46th in units sold, and 47th in dollars.  46th, huh?  Not as high as I was hoping, but after looking at the chart it’s pretty encouraging.  There were 52 DC Comics released in September as part of The New 52 (duh), and Fury of Firestorm landed as the 30th book in units sold of The New 52.  That’s good news!  Fury of Firestorm out-performed other books such as: X-Men, Secret Avengers, Wolverine, Legion of Super-Heroes, Animal Man, Blue Beetle, and many others. Also, just think how good these rankings will look once they include digital sales! Overall, I think it’s fair to say Fury of Firestorm #1 was a success! Below you’ll find the entire list from The Comic Chronicles.

September 2011 Comic Sales according to The Comics Chronicles

Congratulations to DC Comics, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Yildiray Cinar, the folks in DC Editorial and Marketing, and anyone else involved in making Fury of Firestorm and The New 52 such a success!

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  1. liquidcross says:

    It’s a sad day for independent comics, indeed. :(

  2. Jon says:

    I bought 2 copies of Firestorm, a regular copy and a digital copy because I didn’t want to wait the extra week it takes for the physical copies to make their way to New Zealand.

    @liquidcross- I don’t know about that. Personally I’m pretty negative towards DC as a whole right now, I’ve actually been trying out a bunch of independants which is something I’ve never done before. Give it a couple of months for the hype to die. I’m sure there’s plenty of people that feel like me (well I’d like to think so, but maybe not), it’s just a matter of seeing if people will cave and accept the change DC has made, or look elsewhere.

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