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Marvel Comics Sales Jump With X-Men In November

With Marvel Comics bringing back the X-Men in November as well as going back to their fan-friendly approach under new EIC C.B. Cebulski, Marvel now dominates the comic book sales market. For a while, Marvel and DC Comics were pretty much neck and neck, due to Marvel’s liberal and anti-fan friendly approach to comics, which …

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Comic Book Sales and Charts For October 2018

Diamond released their sales info and charts for October 2018, which includes Marvel coming out on top in terms of units and dollars sold. DC Comics does take the top spot with Batman #56 followed by Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #1 15th Anniversary Edition. Check out the charts and info below: Diamond Announces Top …

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September 2018 Comic Book Sales Info and Charts

Diamond released their comic book sales info and charts for the month of September 2018 where Marvel comes out on top, but they split the top ten with DC Comics. Check out the info: Diamond Announces Top Products for September 2018 (BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 12, 2018) — The mystery of Wolverine’s resurrection that has swirled since Marvel …

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Comic Book Sales and Chart For July 2018

Diamond has released their comic book sales information and charts for the month of July 2018 where Marvel is both top in terms of sales and units sold.  DC’s Batman #50 does take the #1 spot overall, with both DC and Marvel splitting the top ten. Check out the info and charts: Diamond Announces Top Products …

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Comic Book Sales For February 2018

Diamond revealed their info and charts for comic book sales for the month of February 2018 where DC and Marvel are pretty much neck and neck: Diamond Announces Top Products for February 2018   The Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse scour the cosmos, seeking the unlikely heroes who threaten their power in DC Entertainment’s Dark Knights …

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Top 10 Comic Books For 2017 Revealed

Diamond revealed the top ten comic books and top ten graphic novel sales from 2017 where Marvel Comics comes out on top. Marvel Legacy #1 is the best selling comic book of 2017, with Saga taking the top graphic novel spot. Full info and charts found below. Diamond Announces Top Selling Comic Books & Graphic Novels for 2017 …

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DC Tops Marvel For December 2017 Comic Book Sales

DC Comics tops Marvel Comics in terms of dollar share for the month of December in 2017 led by Doomsday Clock #2 and Dark Knights Metal #4. Check out the info and stats below. Diamond Announces Top Products For December 2017 2017 Fourth Largest Sell-in Year on Record   Ozymandias and Rorschach seek the two smartest people of …

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Comic Book Sales For November 2017

Diamond released their comic book sales charts and info for the month of November. Check it out: Diamond Announces Top Products for November 2017   (BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 15, 2017) —Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s long-awaited Doomsday Clock #1 from DC Entertainment brings the Watchmen characters and the DC Universe together for the first …

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Top Ten Comic Books For October 2016

Diamond released numbers for the October comic book sales where Marvel Comics comes out on top; however, their heavily publicized Champions fails to take the number one spot, with BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble In Little China/Escape From New York edging it out. It should be noted both titles don’t really represent what was sold in …

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DC Beats Out Marvel Comics In Comic Book Sales For July 2016

DC Comics may have finally found their niche with Rebirth, which offers fans basically what they’ve wanted from the get go: quality stories at reasonable prices.

For the first time probably since the New 52 was launched back in 2011, DC Comics comes out on top over Marvel as they take the top dollar and unit amount for the month of July.

Following the failure of the New 52, DC Comics recently was forced to take a look at how they’ve been doing business. DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio recently noted they won’t be trying to emulate the movies and realize the comic book audience will never be as big as their film universe, which frees them up to do creative-driven stories. In addition, Geoff Johns has been promoted to President Of DC Entertainment, which now sees him involved in all aspects of DC, which is contrary to Marvel’s business plan that sees their Marvel movie universe run separately from their TV and comics (and sees them butting heads).

DC Comics doesn’t look to be slowing any time soon as DiDio also let it be known that sales for one week in August match the entire month of their April sales.

Regarding Marvel Comics, you can guarantee some sort of reboot or another relaunch will be happening. I think fans are getting tired of Marvel Comics, which basically has been one gimmick after another at high prices. In addition, Marvel Comics has been replacing so many of their characters with politically correct versions that fans are just fed up. If things continue to go downhill for Marvel Comics, I also expect their will be editorial and executive changes as the past five years or so of Marvel Comics has been the worst I’ve ever seen, in my opinion. 

Here are the charts and info from Diamond for July:

 

Diamond Announces Top Products For July 2016 

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (August 12, 2016) — Alien machines threaten Earth and the Justice League reforms to defeat them in Bryan Hitch, Tony S. Daniel, and Sandu Florea’s Justice League #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of July 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Their sales powered by Rebirth, DC Entertainment was July’s top publisher with a 35.36% dollar share and a 40.96% unit share. Marvel Comics was the month’s number two publisher with a 34.20% dollar share and a 35.69% unit share. At number three was Image Comics with a 8.15% dollar share and a 7.56% unit share. IDW Publishing was fourth with a 4.49% dollar share and a 3.00% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.83% dollar share and 1.98% units share.

DC Entertainment had eight of the month’s top ten best-selling comics; beyond Justice League #1, Justice League Rebirth #1 ranked #2, Batman #2 ranked #3, Batman #3 ranked #5, Nightwing Rebirth #1 ranked #6, New Super-Man #1 ranked #8, Nightwing #1 ranked #9, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 ranked #10. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s Civil War II #3 ranked #4, and Civil War II #4 ranked #7. Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #156 was Image Comics’ best-selling book in July at #32. Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, and David Messina’s ROM #1 was IDW Publishing’s top book at #75. Finally, Dark Horse Comics’ top book, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, ranked #117.

Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda’s steampunk kaiju story Monstress Volume 1 from Image Comics was July’s best-selling graphic novel and one of the four titles from Image Comics among the top ten. DC Entertainment had two titles among the top ten, led by Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits, a collection of stories featuring the fan-favorite character, at #2. Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin was Marvel Comics’ best-selling book at #4 and one of their three titles among the top ten.

The softcover edition of Gemstone Publishing’s The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 46 was July’s best-selling book.

Good Smile’s The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: Link Nendoroid, a recreation of the beloved Nintendo hero, was July’s best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had four titles among the month’s top ten, led by Marvel Select: Carnage Action Figure at #2. Also in the top ten, DC Collectibles had two titles in the top ten, with the DC Comics Blueline: Superman Action Figure, a unique figure based on Jim Lee’s pencil artwork, their best-selling product at #5.

USAopoly’s Risk: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, a specialized edition of the venerable board game inspired by Image Comics’ The Walking Dead, returned to the top of the sales charts as July’s best-selling game product. IDW Publishing’s IDW Games division also had a strong showing in July with five products among the top ten, led by the Machi Koro Deluxe Edition Card Game at #2.

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Top 10 Comic Books & More For June 2016

Diamond Announces Top Products For June 2016

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 8, 2016) — An Inhuman with the power to predict the future brings conflict to the heroes of the Marvel Universe in Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s Civil War II from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of June 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Their sales powered by Civil War II, Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 40.08% dollar share and a 44.17% unit share. With strong Rebirth sales, DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 29.93% dollar share and a 31.69% unit share. At number three was Image Comics with a 7.88% dollar share and a 7.64% unit share. IDW Publishing was fourth with a 5.22% dollar share and a 4.15% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.81% dollar share and 1.76% units share.

Marvel Comics had three of June’s best-selling comics; beyond Civil War II #1, Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks’ Star Wars: Han Solo #1 ranked #4, and Bendis and Marquez’s Civil War II #2 ranked #5. DC Entertainment took the other seven spots in the top ten, led by Tom King and David Finch’s Batman #1 at #2; Tom King, Scott Snyder, and Mikel Janin’s Batman Rebirth #1 at #3; Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 at #6; Miller, Azzarello, John Romita, Jr., and Peter Steigerwald’s The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade at #7; Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Makhke’s Superman Rebirth #1 at #8; Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s Wonder Woman #1 at #9; and Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s Superman #1 at #10. Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #31 was Image Comics’ top book for June at #31. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1, the first part of a new mini-series, was IDW Publishing’s top book at #119. Finally, Hellboy in Hell #10, the final chapter of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy saga, ranked #140 as Dark Horse Comics’ top-selling comic book.

A new era opens in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Volume 6 from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of June and one of their three titles in the top ten. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso’s original graphic novel Dark Night: A True Batman Story at #2. Marvel Comics’ adult coloring book Color Your Own Young Marvel by Skottie Young ranked #5. Rounding out the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ graphic novel Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls, an adaptation of Gaiman’s short story by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, ranked #10.

IDW Publishing’s Danger Girl: Permission to Thrill Coloring Book was June’s best-selling book for June. Scholastic’s young adult novel, Harley Quinn: Wild Card, ranked #2.

An alternate universe Deadpool joined Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Gallery line-up with June’s Marvel Gallery: Lady Deadpool PVC Figure, the best-selling toy product of June and one of Diamond Select Toys’ two products in the top ten. DC Collectibles had six products in the top ten, led by the Batman v. Superman: Armored Batman Statue at #2.

IDW Games’ Back to the Future: Adventures Through Time Board Game, based on the fan-favorite movie trilogy, was June’s best-selling game product. Also in the top ten from IDW Games was The X-Files: The Board Game at #2. Also of note, Diamond Select Toys’ Back to the Future Monopoly, a custom version of the venerable board game, ranked among June’s top ten games at #4 for the month.

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