September 2018 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their September 2018 sales numbers over the weekend and Comichron has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts.

For the purposes of the AE Index, where we record initial sales month, no Artist Edition style books were published in September 2018.

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 23

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at shipping changes, Baltimore Comic*Con, August 2018 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales August 2018, John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition, and P. Craig Russell’s Salome and Other Stories Fine Art Edition.

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Deal Alert for September 2018

We don’t normally cover sales on the Artist’s Edition Index, but perhaps that should change. Things From Another World is having a crazy sale on some IDW volumes that shouldn’t be missed. Click on the price linked to get the deal.

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August 2018 Sales Numbers

Diamond released their August 2018 sales numbers over the weekend and Comichron has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts.

For the purposes of the AE Index, where we record initial sales month, four Artist Edition style books were published in August 2018, and two made the sales chart.

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 22

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at shipping changes, July 2018 Sales Numbers, Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales July 2018, September 2018 Previews Solicitations, Questions from the forums, AE MIA: Missing After Announcing 2018 Edition, and reviews of Jack Kirby’s Marvel Heroes and Monsters Artist’s Edition, and Jim Starlin’s Marvel Cosmic Artifact Edition.

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AE MIA: Missing After Announcing 2018 Edition

In March 2017 I took a look at announced or solicited AE format books that had yet to materialize in AE MIA: Missing After Announcing. Thankfully two from last year’s list have seen publication, so there is hope! If a book is still actively scheduled through Diamond, such as Dynamite’s Best Of Vampirella Art Edition, it won’t be part of this list. As well, if a book hasn’t had any mention since the last MIA it won’t appear here, such as Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge Artifact Edition.

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Questions from the forums

As part of our celebration of the 100th AE format book, I solicited questions from the forum members. What would people like to know about my experiences with Artist’s Edition format books, this site, or anything that fell between. These are the questions followed by my candid answers.

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Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales July 2018

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors, almost all of these books are still available for cover price from Diamond through your local comic shop. The following are those volumes no longer available from Diamond and most likely out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking standard editions on eBay, sold worldwide listings, and don’t track damaged books. If there are no sales for the reported month the previous month’s average will be used.

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Artist’s Edition Index Podcast Episode 21

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a look at shipping changes, June 2018 Sales Numbers, Out Of Print Sales June 2018, August 2018 Previews Solicitations, SDCC 1018 Artist’s Edition Coverage, and reviews of Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition, Michael Golden’s G.I. Joe Yearbook: Artist’s Edition Portfolio, and The Prisoner – Original Art Edition.

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