GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Comic Book Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"The global comic book market is worth over $1 billion."

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"Marvel Comics holds approximately 40.60% of the comic book market share in 2021."

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"DC Comics holds about 28.66% of the comic book market share in 2021."

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"Between 2016 and 2017, the global comic market grew by 5.95%."

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"The highest-selling comic book of all time is X-Men #1 (1991) with over 8 million copies sold."

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"In 2020, 32% of monthly comic book readers were aged 18–29, and 56% were aged 30–50."

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"Digital comics sales were worth about $90 million in 2019."

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"U.S. comic book, graphic novel, and manga sales reached $1.29 billion in sales in 2020."

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"Comic book store sales comprised 32% ($460 million) of the total comic book market in 2020."

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"In 2020, manga was considered the bestselling category in the graphic novel segment, with a 43% increase from previous years."

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"Single-issue comic sales in 2020 dropped by 20% compared to 2019."

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"In 2021, Marvel was responsible for 7 out of the top 10 best-selling comic books."

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"Female representation in comics has increased, with women now being the main characters in about 30% of comic books."

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"The comic book readership has shifted, with 9.7% now female readers aged 17–33."

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"In 2020, graphic novels made up 67% of the children’s book market in the US."

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"Only 26.7% of comic book artists are female."

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