Thursday, November 12, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 4-Day Passes Sold Out

4-day passes for the 2010 Comic-con International San Diego, which won't be held for another eight months (in late July 2010), have now already sold out.

The total attendance at the four day event is now capped at 125,000 each year. Last month, only three comic books sold even 100,000 copies, with the #1 seller being a mere 137,000 copies. The only two that I still buy on a semi-regular basis sold 9,000 and 14,000 copies last month, respectively.

Those figures give a fairly stark numerical insight into how little "comic book" there really is in the San Diego Comic-Con each year now.

1 comment:

  1. According to Diamond Comic Distributors in 2009 the top 500 comic book issues sold a total of 33,447,600 comics in North America (this does Not include Graphic Novels). That is 2,787,300 per month. Add to that all of the smaller comic books that did not make the list but have devoted fans, some of those fans found out about these smaller comics at Comic-Con and told their friends about them.