This news comes from Diamond Comic Distributors, who has released their total sales for 2018. It showed that Infinity Gauntlet sold very well. Turns out, this comic has been named the most sold graphic novel of 2018. This is mostly due to the anticipation of 2018’s Infinity War with fans wanting to see a sneak peek of Thanos before the movie hit theaters. This rise in interest also coincides with the stellar movies that Marvel Studios has been putting out over the past decade.
Here’s what Diamond Distributors had to say about Marvel’s comic book sales:
“Marvel Comics finished the year as the comic book specialty market’s top publisher, leading in both Dollar and Unit Market Shares, with a 38.24% Dollar Market Share and a 40.4% Unit Market Share. Marvel Comics top comic book, Amazing Spider-Man #800, the ten-year landmark issue led by Dan Slott and Stuart Immomen, charted at #2 for the year. Overall, Marvel had seven titles in the top ten comics of the year, including the preceding Amazing Spider-Man #798 and #799, as well as Fantastic Four #1, Amazing Spider-Man #1, Return of Wolverine #1, and Venom #1. Marvel Comics also had the top graphic novel of the year with The Infinity Gauntlet, the epic crossover event from Jim Starlin, George Pérez, and Ron Lim that helped form the storyline for Marvel’s blockbuster Avenger’s Infinity War movie.”
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