Although it's only a month since I did my last statistical breakdown of my pull-list, as we come out of lockdown it feels as though every few days I'm emailing Andy at Paradox Comics to say: "Oh, could I also add these titles to my list, please?"
So I thought I'd do another quick overview of my list and see how it's changed in the wake of recent title announcements from the various producers of monthly comics.
My list includes limited run series and one-shots as well as ongoing titles, so that may skew the percentages somewhat, but I still feel it makes for an interesting statistical comparison to last month.
DC's market share has had a bump from 12.5% to 19.9% thanks to their embracing of the thematic, bumper-sized, one-shots that I really like (although, admittedly, Marvel does these as well).
I also attribute the decline in indie titles to a general swing in my tastes towards fully-embracing superheroes, and particularly those of the Marvel Universe.
As you can see in the rough genre breakdown below, superheroes now account for 69.4% of my pull list, a massive jump of 11.1 percentage points from 58.3% in March.
Sci-fi is holding steady at 8.3%, thanks to Marvel's methodical progress with last year's Disney acquisition of the Alien and Predator franchises, although there is still some dispute over the latter, which, I guess could possible mean the Yautja might not be coming to Marvel after all.
Fantasy has dropped from 33.3% of my pull list last month to 22.2% in April, largely due to several Red Sonja minis coming to an end, and my dropping of the main Red Sonja title.
While I'm enjoying Jim Zub's Conan The Barbarian and the surprisingly engrossing Savage Avengers, I do wish Marvel would do more with Robert E Howard's Conan.
And let's not forget Dark Agnes (cut off before her time) and Solomon Kane, who has yet to headline his own series in his new lease of life at the House of Ideas