Diamond released their January 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. Also worth noting is Diamond’s Top Ten Books. 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, two Artist Edition style books published in January 2017 made the sales chart.
|85||Jack Kirby’s The Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition||1027|
|155||Chris Samnee’s Daredevil Artist’s Edition||580|
These two books were only distributed through Diamond and directly through IDW’s website, so these numbers should accurately reflect their first month sales.
Let’s encourage publishers to release their sales numbers.