Comics up in 5-week April, DC, Marvel and Image all winners

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Sex Criminals Volume 1 Comics up in 5 week April, DC, Marvel and Image all winners Marvel led the month of April in comics sales behind the 500,000+ sales of Amazing Spider-Man #1, which DIamond confirmed as being “the best-selling comic book in both units and dollars in over a decade,” and sales were up quite a bit from the previous month; however April was a five week month making direct comparisons hard to make. Still. sales are beginning to catch up year to year, and GN sales are up from 2013.

Marvel beat DC by more than 10 percentage points in both dollars and units behind Spider-Man, however DC had more books in the Top Ten due to Batman Eternal. IMage had an uncontested win in the GN category taking seven of the top ten led by the Sex Criminals collection, which shows signs of being the next graphic novel sensation.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

39.27%

41.15%

DC COMICS

23.65%

27.24%

IMAGE COMICS

9.34%

10.31%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.54%

5.18%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.10%

4.24%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.49%

2.47%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

2.14%

0.54%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.07%

1.97%

AVATAR PRESS INC

1.15%

1.03%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

1.04%

1.18%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.21%

4.69%

unit share Comics up in 5 week April, DC, Marvel and Image all winners dollar share Comics up in 5 week April, DC, Marvel and Image all winners

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

80

35

0

115

DC COMICS

79

26

1

106

IMAGE COMICS

71

13

0

84

IDW PUBLISHING

45

24

0

69

DARK HORSE COMICS

38

27

0

65

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

43

6

0

49

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

25

7

0

32

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

26

26

AVATAR PRESS INC

11

2

2

15

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

13

2

0

15

OTHER

77

157

35

269

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

APRIL 2014 VS. MARCH 2014

COMICS

23.22%

14.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.90%

-0.33%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

18.27%

12.90%

APRIL 2014 VS. APRIL 2013

COMICS

17.37%

6.96%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

16.78%

11.20%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

17.18%

7.32%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-0.89%

-6.91%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.44%

10.38%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

1.04%

-5.61%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

$5.99

FEB140664-M MAR

2

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31

$5.99

FEB140659-M MAR

3

BATMAN #30

$3.99

FEB140198-M DC

4

BATMAN ETERNAL #1 [*]

$2.99

FEB140140-M DC

5

JUSTICE LEAGUE #29

$3.99

JAN140243-M DC

6

BATMAN ETERNAL #2 [*]

$2.99

FEB140142 DC

7

HULK #1

$3.99

FEB140684-M MAR

8

ORIGINAL SIN #0

$4.99

FEB140657 MAR

9

BATMAN ETERNAL #3 [*]

$2.99

FEB140143 DC

10

BATMAN ETERNAL #4 [*]

$2.99

FEB140144 DC

 


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

JAN140558 IMA

2

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556 IMA

3

EAST OF WEST VOLUME 2: WE ARE ALL ONE TP

$14.99

DEC130494 IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

5

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY BUSINESS HC

$24.99

DEC130759 MAR

6

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: COSMIC AVENGERS TP

$19.99

JAN140800 MAR

7

THE JOKER: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52)

$24.99

JAN140340 DC

8

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443 IMA

9

PRETTY DEADLY VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB140533 IMA

10

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$14.99

NOV128157 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH HC

$19.99

FEB141067 BOO

2

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 4: FALL OF THE GOVERNOR PART 2

$25.99

DEC138366 STM

3

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055 DAR

4

MY LITTLE PONY: FIREFLY WITH BOOK

$9.95

FEB141598 RUN

5

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 83 SC

$14.95

FEB141625 SAN

6

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA 75TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC

$40.00

DEC131413 DK

7

SPIDER-MAN CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC

$16.99

JAN141481 DK

8

GODZILLA LIGHT & SOUND MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

JAN141512 RUN

9

SWORD ART ONLINE VOLUME 1: AINCRAD SC

$13.00

FEB141540 HAC

10

DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPANION WORKS SC

$39.99

JAN141345 UDO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MINI FIGURES SERIES 2 OCT130312 DC

2

THE WALKING DEAD: DIXON WITH CHOPPER BOX SET AUG138265 TMP

3

MARVEL COMICS: AVENGERS NOW: THE HULK ARTFX+ STATUE OCT132006 KOT

4

MARVEL SELECT: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 ACTION FIGURE DEC131822 DST

5

BATMAN HUSH: BATMAN & CATWOMAN: THE KISS STATUE SEP130322 DC

6

DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP130323 DC

7

BATMAN ARKHAM CITY: ARMORED BATMAN STATUE NOV130291 DC

8

THE WALKING DEAD: DARYL DIXON MINI-BUST MAY131926 GEN

9

DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP130325 DC

10

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE JUL138154 SQU


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL FEB142556 NEC

3

YU-GI-OH! HEROCLIX MAY132348 NEC

4

RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128267 USA

5

RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS

6

MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN NOV132536 NEC

7

DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF SUPERHEROES BOOSTER BRICK OCT132418 NEC

8

WONDER WOMAN: COLLAGE 1000-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE FEB142427 AQU

9

SUPERMAN: COLLAGE 1000-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE FEB142426 AQU

10

RISK: MASS EFFECT: GALAXY AT WAR COLLECTOR’S EDITION DEC132333 USA

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I have the Spider-Man issue as landing at least higher than anything since 1999 if the mainstream comics market is included, and back to the mid-1990s at least if we’re looking simply at the Direct Market: http://blog.comichron.com/2014/05/april-2014-comics-sales-amazing-spider.html

  2. MBunge says:

    The comic cost 6 bucks and had 7 variant covers. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is not really much of a sign of a healthy marketplace.

    Mike

  3. Skottie says:

    “The comic cost 6 bucks”

    For how many pages, Mr. Whiner?

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