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[Click to enlarge image] The December sales figures are in from Diamond Comics Distributor and that means we now have complete data on the number of comic books sold for the entire year of 2012. Keep in mind, the data from Diamond shows the number of comic book shipped to retailers which isn't necessarily equal to the number of issues sold (unless a book sells out). For example. there were 34,035 issues of Avengers Assemble shipped in December to retailers but there's probably an issue or two still on the shelves of your local comic book shop. What this data gives us is an approximate estimation of the number of comics sold and an idea of buyer demand. The data also gives us an idea of each publisher's profit margin. Looking at the Big Two, the biggest and most prevalent title each company owns is Batman for DC and The »

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