The comic book industry spent years on the edge of irrelevance, struggling to find an audience after the boom of the 1990s ended.
Nowadays, thanks in no small part to the surge in superhero movies, comic book distribution is higher than it s been in decades.
According to comic sales analyst John Jackson Miller of Comichron, Diamond Comic Distributors shipped about 10.26-million comic books to North American shops in August.
That means stores and retailers ordered over $57-million worth of comics and graphic novels.
The last time Diamond hit that number was all the way back in December 1996.
There are plenty of reasons why comic books are filling store shelves.