The pamphlet is back! Whoo hoo! Buckle down, Winsocki! ICv2 reports that comics sales were up in April , for the first time this year:
Comic sales rebounded in April from a lousy March (see “No Comic over 100k in March”), with sales at both the top and bottom of the Top 300 list improving substantially. The #1 title in April, Detective Comics #853 (part two of a long delayed Neil Gaiman story), sold around 9% more than the #1 title in March, Dark Avengers #3. And of the top 25 titles, 13 sold more than the corresponding issues in the previous month, an unusually high percentage.
Sales at the top of the list were heavily influenced by multiple covers; nine of the top ten titles had variant versions.
DC rebounded strongly in April, as well, with the top two comics, and half of the top ten, led by new storylines for Green Lantern, Flash and Batman, which must have many people breathing a sigh of relief.