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Comics sales up 7.3% in Q1; FCBD offerings up to 3.5 million from 2.7 million

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Diamond released their comparative numbers for the first quarter vs last year, and it was all good. Total sales were up 7.3% in Q1 2012 vs Q1 2011, led by comics (up +14.8%) and graphic novels (+6%).

Free Comic Book Day also showed explosive growth, over 3.5 million free books ordered, up from 2.7 million in 2011. That’s the biggest growth ever for this day of industry outreach.

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