It's time again for the "Top 300" sales estimates list.
Sorry for the lateness of this month's report. It took me awhile to round up enough actual sales data points to feel comfortable issuing these numbers. As it stands, I only had 8 data points this month--which is lower than I like.
The report can be found at: http://j_carl_henderson.tripod.com/june-2001.txt
It is also posted to Usenet in the rec.arts.comics.misc and the rec.arts.comics.info newsgroups.
Things may be looking up for the industry--even if you ignore all the flashy x-books at the top of the chart. To see what I mean take a look at position #300. Sales for the "last" slot on the chart were 1,060 in June 2001, compared to sales of 650 for the comic book in position #300 in May 2001. That's a big jump--even accounting for the traditional rise in sales for the summer and fall. Hopefully, this is an indication that Marvel's rising tide is lifting the smaller boats (rather than running over them).