How big is the digital comics market? Bigger than you might have thought, it seems:
ComiXology customers have downloaded over 50 million comics since launch, comiXology CEO David Steinberger told ICv2 in a recent interview, with over five million of those coming in December of 2011 alone.
ICv2 also does the math that you were just thinking about after reading that: That 5,000,000+ compares with around 6,400,000 (approx) sales in the direct market as reported by Diamond for the same period. How long before we reach parity between the two, I wonder…?