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Global Comic Book Market Share, Size, Growth, Analysis, Trends, Forecast: By Type: Physical Comic, Digital Comic; By End Use: Kids, Adults; By Distribution Channel: Book Stores, Comic Stores, Online; Regional Analysis; Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Key Trends and Developments in the Market; 2023-2028

Global Comic Book Market Outlook

The global market size for comic books reached a value of more than USD 1.18 billion in 2021. The global comic book market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.80% between 2023 and 2028, reaching a value of USD 1.57 billion by 2027.  

 

Key Trends in the Market

Comic books are a type of magazine that tell a story with the help of still pictures that are serialised and combined with short texts. Comic books are meant to be a quick read, with a short lengths and greater focus on images. Main elements of a comic book are word-image relationship, layout, image style, undrawn interferences, words, and word containers. 

 

  • Use of digital technology is a major trend that is increasing the popularity of comic books. Some of comic book companies have started publishing online, attracting new young readers fuelling the market growth.
  • Increasing trend of organising comic book events along with book fairs have also increased the number of readers as well as buyers ultimately contributing to the growth of the comic book market.
  • Comic books are increasingly used as source material for movies, animated series, and television shows, surging the popularity of comic books, encouraging sales at a faster rate.
  • Readers of all ages enjoy comic books, ranging from small children that are learning how to read, to school kids taking a break from studies, and even adults looking for a short read. The vast readership base of comic books facilitates the steady growth of the market for comic books.

 

Market Analysis

Based on type, the comic book market can be bifurcated into physical comic and digital comic. By end use, the market is divided into adults and kids. On the basis of distribution channels, the market is segmented into bookstores, comic stores, and online. By region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. 

 

The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global comic book market covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.

 

  • DC Comics, Inc.
  • Marvel Comics
  • Image Comics, Inc.
  • Dark Horse Comics LLC
  • IDW Publishing
  • BOOM! Entertainment, Inc.
  • Valiant Entertainment LLC
  • Lev Gleason Incorporated
  • Aspen Comics
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Others

 

Market Share by Type

The digital segment is expected to witness fast growth in the comic book market because they are easily accessible, low-cost, and can be stored conveniently as compared to physical comic books. In digital form, they can be carried to places that too in bulk by storing in a device or in the cloud, and read both online and offline using any electronic device. 

 

The growing popularity of e-book readers and apps are supporting the growth of the digital type of comic books. Digital comic books are also immensely popular among readers in regions where comic book stores that sell physical books are limited. 

 

Despite the growing popularity of digital comic books, physical comic books still hold a substantial share in the comic book market. Many readers enjoy visiting comic book shops and browsing through physical comic books before selecting their desired choices. Comic books are considered a collector’s item, and many readers prefer the feel of a physical comic book rather than a digital screen. 

 

Market Share by End Use

The adults account for a larger share in the comic book market in terms of end use due to their increased purchasing power and preference for reading comic books. Reading comic books is a popular hobby for many adults, particularly young adults. They have the independence and ability to visit comic book stores as desired and buy expensive and specialised comic books. For many adults, particularly those with stressful lifestyles, reading comic books is means of relaxation. 

 

Kids have traditionally been fond of comic books as they incorporate a greater proportion of visuals as compared to written words, helping them retain interest in reading. For new readers, comic books are an easy way to improve reading skills. In recent times, with the prevalence of digital devices and screens, many kids are shifting away from traditional comic books, decreasing their market size.  

 

Competitive Landscape

DC Comics Inc. is a comic book company that publishes various genres of books and related media such as fantasy, action, superhero, adventure, and science fiction. It has its headquarter in California, United States and was founded in 1934 with its sole purpose to provide entertainment to its readers. The DC in DC comics stand for detective comics.

 

Marvel Comics was established in 1939 and is headquartered in New York, United States. It is a publishing company that is known for printing comic books set in the Marvel universe. With time they have shifted to online platforms and now allow readers to access Marvel stories through mobile phones and other online sources. 

 

Image Comics Inc. was founded in 1992 and is based in Oregon, United States. It is a comic book publisher that is known for publishing comic books and graphic novels of various fictional genres including fantasy, horror, mystery, comedy, crime, adventure, thriller, science fiction, dark fantasy, and action, among others.  

 

Other market players include Dark Horse Comics LLC, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Entertainment, Inc., Valiant Entertainment LLC, Lev Gleason Incorporated, Aspen Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment, among others.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2022
Historical Period 2018-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • End Use
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Physical Comic
  • Digital Comic
Breakup by End Use
  • Kids
  • Adults
Breakup by Distribution Channel
  • Book Stores
  • Comic Stores
  • Online
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • DC Comics, Inc.
  • Marvel Comics
  • Image Comics, Inc.
  • Dark Horse Comics LLC
  • IDW Publishing
  • BOOM! Entertainment, Inc.
  • Valiant Entertainment LLC
  • Lev Gleason Incorporated
  • Aspen Comics
  • Dynamite Entertainment
  • Others

 

*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Comic Book Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Comic Book Historical Market (2018-2022) 
    8.3    Global Comic Book Market Forecast (2023-2028)
    8.4    Global Comic Book Market by Type
        8.4.1    Physical Comic
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.4.2    Digital Comic
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.5    Global Comic Book Market by End Use
        8.5.1    Kids
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.5.2    Adults
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.6    Global Comic Book Market by Distribution Channel
        8.6.1    Book Stores
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.2    Comic Stores
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.6.3    Online
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    8.7    Global Comic Book Market by Region
        8.7.1    North America
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.7.2    Europe
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.7.3    Asia Pacific
            8.7.3.1    Market Share
            8.7.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.7.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.7.4    Latin America
            8.7.4.1    Market Share
            8.7.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.7.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
        8.7.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.7.5.1    Market Share
            8.7.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
            8.7.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9    North America Comic Book Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Market Share
        9.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Market Share
        9.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        9.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10    Europe Comic Book Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Market Share
        10.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Market Share
        10.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Market Share
        10.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Market Share
        10.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        10.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Comic Book Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Market Share
        11.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Market Share
        11.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Market Share
        11.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Market Share
        11.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Market Share
        11.5.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        11.5.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Comic Book Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Market Share
        12.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Market Share
        12.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Market Share
        12.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        12.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Comic Book Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Market Share
        13.1.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.1.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Market Share
        13.2.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.2.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Market Share
        13.3.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.3.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Market Share
        13.4.2    Historical Trend (2018-2022) 
        13.4.3    Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Competitive Landscape
    15.1    Market Structure
    15.2    Company Profiles
        15.2.1    DC Comics, Inc.
            15.2.1.1    Company Overview
            15.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.1.4    Certifications
        15.2.2    Marvel Comics
            15.2.2.1    Company Overview
            15.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.2.4    Certifications
        15.2.3    Image Comics, Inc.
            15.2.3.1    Company Overview
            15.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.3.4    Certifications
        15.2.4    Dark Horse Comics LLC
            15.2.4.1    Company Overview
            15.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.4.4    Certifications
        15.2.5    IDW Publishing
            15.2.5.1    Company Overview
            15.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.5.4    Certifications
        15.2.6    BOOM! Entertainment, Inc.
            15.2.6.1    Company Overview
            15.2.6.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.6.4    Certifications
        15.2.7    Valiant Entertainment LLC
            15.2.7.1    Company Overview
            15.2.7.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.7.4    Certifications
        15.2.8    Lev Gleason Incorporated
            15.2.8.1    Company Overview
            15.2.8.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.8.4    Certifications
        15.2.9    Aspen Comics
            15.2.9.1    Company Overview
            15.2.9.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.9.4    Certifications
        15.2.10    Dynamite Entertainment
            15.2.10.1    Company Overview
            15.2.10.2    Product Portfolio
            15.2.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            15.2.10.4    Certifications
        15.2.11    Others
16    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Comic Book Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2028
2.    Global Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3.    Global Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4.    Global Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2018-2022
5.    Global Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2023-2028
6.    Global Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Distribution Channels (USD Million), 2018-2022
7.    Global Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channels (USD Million), 2023-2028
8.    Global Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
9.    Global Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
10.    North America Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11.    North America Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12.    Europe Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13.    Europe Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14.    Asia Pacific Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15.    Asia Pacific Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16.    Latin America Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17.    Latin America Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18.    Middle East and Africa Comic Book Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
19.    Middle East and Africa Comic Book Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
20.    Global Comic Book Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global market size for comic books reached a value of more than USD 1.18 billion in 2021.

The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.80% between 2023 and 2028.

The market size for comic books globally is expected to reach a value of more than USD 1.57 billion by 2027.

The major market drivers include increasing number of kids with smartphones, comic book movie adaptations, and enriched content.

The key trends of the market are increasing use of e-book readers and apps, rising popularity of comic events, and interest in comic books among adult readers.

Key market players include DC Comics, Inc., Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Inc., Dark Horse Comics LLC, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Entertainment, Inc., Valiant Entertainment LLC, Lev Gleason Incorporated, Aspen Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment, among others.

A comic book is a type of magazine that tell a story with the help of still pictures that are serialised combined with some text.

Comic books are meant to be a source of entertainment for the readers.

The global comic book market is segmented based on type, distribution channel, end use, and region.

Comic books are shorter in length, typically with less complicated stories, whereas graphic novels contain longer and more complex stories.

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