Do Superhero Blockbusters Supercharge Comic Store Sales? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ah, summer. The barbecue, the pool, and nights spent in the air-conditioned movie theater. With superhero blockbusters like The Avengers currently raking in box office cash and long-anticipated installments like The Dark Knight Rises due to hit theaters soon, we wondered if the “super” effect that graphic novel-based movies have on ticket sales extended to comic book store sales, too.

Click on the graphic below to see what we found out from several comic book store owners.

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Tammy Lam is on Intuit's small business communications team. She lives in San Francisco and loves using mobile apps to explore the city's endless array of local restaurants and nightlife. Follow her on Twitter at @Tam_Lam and share your favorite spots!
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@KelsMCox Thanks for sharing! Have you seen any of the movies listed here and did it make you want to buy the original comic book? Amy K


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