Five Things We Learned From October’s Diamond Comic Sales Figures

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October saw the launch of Marvel’s All-New All-Different range – and it was a hit!  Now, Diamond have released their sales estimates for the US direct market retailers.  It’s worth adding a few caveats before we get too excited; these don’t include digital sales (some books, such as Spider-Gwen and Ms Marvel, reportedly sell better digitally), and they don’t include international markets (Al Ewing’s Contest of Champions, for example, looks geared towards these).  Still, these figures give us a wealth of information, and let us catch a glimpse of the state of the comic book market!  So what can we see?

1. Star Wars Is The Biggest Winner Of 2015

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When Marvel reacquired the license to Star Wars comics back in 2014, they were undoubtedly excited – but I doubt that even Marvel could have predicted the success of the franchise in comic book terms.  Star Wars 

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