For the first eight months of 2012 comic book sales are up a remarkable 20.51% over the same period in 2011, while graphic novel sales have posted a 14.13% gain. So far in 2012 the combined sales of comics and graphic novels have posted a blistering 18.41% boost over the same period in 2011.
Worth remembering: The digital market is also growing, parallel to this expansion. Either the same number of people are reading more comics, or more people in general are reading comics these days. Either way, that’s pretty wonderful.