Very few comic books ever had average print runs of more than one million. “Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories” had an average print run of well over three million in the mid-fifties, which I believe was the high point for any ongoing series. I found a site that shows circulation for comic books in 1960. The top five: "Uncle Scrooge (1,040,543); Comics and Stories (1,004,901); Superman (810,000), Superboy (635,000) and Mickey Mouse (568,803). The site said this was the last time until 1977 that a comic book sold a million copies. “Star Wars” #1 had that honor, although it took many printings to achieve it.
September 18, 2015