Marvel Comics Sales Down 2017?

Are comic book sales declining?

Although comics and graphic novel sales didn’t drop off as sharply in 2018 as they did in 2017, according to pop culture trade news site ICv2, the past year presented challenges to comics retailers.

Combined sales of comics and graphic novels in comics shops in 2018 declined about 1% from 2017, according to ICv2.

How many comic books are sold each year?


Estimated OVERALL North American Market size, including both print and digital estimates by Comichron and
2016 $93.72 million
2017 $88.12 million
2018 $73.56 million
2019 Estimate coming soon!

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How many issues of Marvel Comics are there?

Marvels top 20 characters all have series that are at 6-700 plus issues of print. Many of these characters support multiple series plus one shots and mini series. Say a minimum of a 1000 unique issues for their top 20 characters that’s 20,000 unique comics just covering their core titles and characters.

Why did Axel Alonso leave Marvel?

No reason, however, was given for Alonso’s departure or future career plans, though Marvel indicated that Alonso’s departure was mutual. In a statement on Twitter, Marvel stated, “Axel Alonso leaves an incredible mark at Marvel. His vision shaped some of our most iconic Super Heroes and stories. We wish him the best.”