Jim Starlin’s Thanos: The Infinity Revelation Tops August Trades

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Diamond released their initial comic book sales numbers for the month of August where it’s learned that Jim Starlin’s OGNThanos: The Infinity Revelation, came out on top among graphic novels and trade paperbacks.

The top ten comic books for the month include Batman and Amazing Spider-Man, with Marvel taking five spots, DC four, and Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead from Image Comics nabbing the sixth overall spot.

Month-to-month, sales are down about 23% from July to August, which is pretty normal as last year saw about a 15% drop as well.

Comic profits are slightly up from last year (dollars: 2.40%), but we see the number of comics shipped is just slightly down (units: -2.32%), which means comics are fetching a higher price these days.

Diamond will release the full numbers for the month later.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
MARVEL COMICS 34.27% 35.85%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 28.71% 32.56%
IMAGE COMICS 8.83% 10.97%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.43% 4.67%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.73% 4.03%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.59% 2.40%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.32% 2.14%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.65% 0.43%
RANDOM HOUSE 1.14% 0.38%
VIZ MEDIA 1.04% 0.42%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 9.28% 6.17%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
DC ENTERTAINMENT 85 22 1 108
MARVEL COMICS 78 29 0 107
IMAGE COMICS 63 5 0 68
IDW PUBLISHING 42 17 0 59
DARK HORSE COMICS 36 18 0 54
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 25 12 0 37
BOOM! STUDIOS 23 9 0 32
RANDOM HOUSE 1 27 0 28
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 0 0 25 25
VIZ MEDIA 0 24 0 24
OTHER NON-TOP 10 98 117 21 236

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
AUGUST 2014 VS. JULY 2014
COMICS -23.77% -22.73%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -22.06% -20.96%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -23.26% -22.60%
AUGUST 2014 VS. AUGUST 2013
COMICS 7.30% 4.20%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.31% 9.95%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 7.60% 4.63%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS 2.40% -2.32%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 3.81% 5.79%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 2.84% -1.69%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #34 $3.99 JUN140215-M DC
2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 JUN140613-M MAR
3 ORIGINAL SIN #7 $3.99 JUN140605-M MAR
4 MULTIVERSITY #1 $4.99 JUN140145-M DC
5 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 $4.99 JUN140643-M MAR
6 THE WALKING DEAD #130 (MR) $2.99 JUN140586 IMA
7 HARLEY QUINN #9 $2.99 JUN140228-M DC
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4 $3.99 JUN140645-M MAR
9 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 $3.99 JUN140622-M MAR
10 BATMAN ETERNAL #18 $2.99 JUN140207 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THANOS: THE INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC $24.99 APR140765 MAR
2 FABLES VOLUME 20: CAMELOT TP (MR) $19.99 MAY140403 DC
3 DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE TP $16.99 MAY140932 MAR
4 TRILLIUM TP (MR) $16.99 MAY140407 DC
5 BATMAN: EARTH-ONE TP $12.99 MAY140376 DC
6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: COSMIC AVENGERS TP $19.99 JAN140800 MAR
7 SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
8 WATCHMEN HC $39.99 JUL080172 DC
9 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
10 SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 STAR WARS: JEDI ACADEMY VOLUME 2: RETURN OF THE PADAWAN HC $12.99 MAY141839 SCH
2 DAVE GIBBONS: WATCHMEN ARTIFACT EDITION HC $75.00 APR140347 IDW
3 LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 SEP120055 DAR
4 THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 44 SC $29.95 APR141239-M GEM
5 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 86 SC $14.95 JUN141674 SAN
6 DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 76 SC $14.95 MAY141830 SAN
7 JIM HENSON’S THE STORYTELLER HC $19.99 JUN140971 BOO
8 THE BOUNTY HUNTER CODE: REVELATIONS OF BOBA FETT HC $19.95 JUN141675 CHR
9 SWORD ART ONLINE VOLUME 2: AINCRAD SC $13.00 JUN141575 HAC
10 THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: BATTLE OF THE SUPER-HEROES SC $3.95 JUN141629 CAP

TOP 10 TOYS>

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES MAR148025 HAS
2 BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM: HARLEY QUINN STATUE FEB140310 DC
3 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: STARGIRL STATUE FEB140309 DC
4 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: RED HOOD ACTION FIGURE FEB140306 DC
5 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 BATMAN ACTION FIGURE MAR140310 DC
6 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: STARFIRE ACTION FIGURE FEB140307 DC
7 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CLASSIC COLLECTOR FIGURES MAY142439 PLA
8 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: ARSENAL ACTION FIGURE FEB140308 DC
9 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE MAR140308 DC
10 ARKHAM ASYLUM: THE JOKER/HARLEY QUINN/BATMAN/THE SCARECROW ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK MAR140312 DC

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY COMIC BOOSTER BRICK JUN142657 NEC
2 DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT BOOSTER BRICK WAVE 2 MAY142842 NEC
3 MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA
4 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MINIATURES SET ONE APR142391 NEC
5 MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY COMIC BOOSTERS JUN142656 NEC
6 RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS
7 MARVEL HEROCLIX: INHUMANS FAST FORCES PACK JUN142659 NEC
8 MUNCHKIN ADVENTURE TIME JUN142638 PSI
9 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MONOPOLY APR142388 USA
10 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2015 CORE SET INTRO DECKS JUN142652 WIZ

 

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