Marvel back on top in October

Led by strong sales for UNCANNY AVENGERS, Marvel won the top publisher crown in both dollars and units for October. SUPERMAN EARTH ONE Volume 2 was the best selling GN, although Walking Dead books stormed the top 10—and WALKING DEAD #103 cracked the top 10 periodical sales.

Sales were up in double digits in all comparative categories except comics year-to-year for October, which were virtually the same. Last October was the second month of the New 52 launch, so comics staying virtually the same is a strong sign of periodical and/or variant cover strength.

 

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

35.14%

39.54%

DC COMICS

31.51%

34.40%

IMAGE COMICS

8.47%

7.60%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.62%

3.82%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.81%

3.11%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.71%

2.78%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.29%

1.39%

AVATAR PRESS INC

1.26%

1.04%

RANDOM HOUSE

1.19%

0.25%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

1.03%

1.03%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.96%

5.04%

 

COMPARATIVE SALES

STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

OCTOBER 2012 VS. SEPTEMBER 2012

COMICS

20.02%

16.15%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

24.41%

13.11%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

21.45%

15.90%

OCTOBER 2012 VS. OCTOBER 2011

COMICS

7.44%

-0.82%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

53.87%

52.85%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

19.50%

2.11%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011

COMICS

15.89%

12.31%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

17.97%

17.10%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

16.55%

12.68%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

UNCANNY AVENGERS #1

$3.99

AUG120550 MAR

2

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #12

$4.99

JUL120535 MAR

3

BATMAN #13

$3.99

AUG120180 DC

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #13

$3.99

AUG120146 DC

5

A PLUS X #1

$3.99

AUG120562 MAR

6

GREEN LANTERN #13

$2.99

AUG120199 DC

7

DETECTIVE COMICS #13

$3.99

AUG120184 DC

8

AVX VS. #6

$3.99

JUL120526 MAR

9

WALKING DEAD #103 (MR)

$2.99

AUG120472 IMA

10

AVX: CONSEQUENCES #1

$3.99

AUG120569 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 2 HC

$22.99

JUN120225 DC

2

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

3

THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 2 TP

$59.99

AUG120496 IMA

4

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

JUL068351 IMA

5

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US TP

$14.99

SEP088204 IMA

6

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOLUME 1: KNIGHT TERRORS HC

$24.99

JUN120234 DC

7

DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TP

$14.99

AUG120709 MAR

8

NIGHTWING VOL. 1: TRAPS AND TRAPEZES TP

$14.99

JUL120214 DC

9

V FOR VENDETTA: BOOK AND MASK SET

$24.99

JUN120291 DC

10

BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS HC

$24.99

JAN120300 DC

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

CAPTAIN AMERICA ACTION STATUE MAR121666 BOW

2

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: BATMAN VS. THE JOKER ARTFX STATUE APR121799 KOT

3

THE WALKING DEAD MINIMATES SERIES 1 APR121687 DST

4

MASS EFFECT 3 PLAY ARTS KAI: GARRUS VAKARIAN JUN122004 SQU

5

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: BATMAN BEYOND STATUE AUG120312 DC

6

BACK TO THE FUTURE: TIME MACHINE MARK I CAR MAR094739 DST

7

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS:SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN STATUE AUG120309 DC

8

CLASSIC WASP STATUE JAN128256 BOW

9

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM DELUXE: TITAN JOKER FIGURE JUL120272 DC

10

DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR 1/6-SCALE FIGURE JAN128153 BIG


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

RISK: LEGACY JUN118204 HAS

2

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER PACKS AUG122136 WIZ

3

DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN PRIMER AUG122141 NEC

4

DOCTOR WHO MONOPOLY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION AUG122147 USA

5

ASSASSIN’S CREED HEROCLIX: BROTHERHOOD EXPANSION AUG122140 NEC

6

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICA
FAT PACKS
AUG122138 WIZ

7

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICA
INTRO DECKS
AUG122139 WIZ

8

YU-GI-OH TCG: LEGENDARY COLLECTION 3 YUGI’S WORLD JUN128076 KON

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICAEVENT DECKS AUG122137 WIZ

10

MARVEL COMICS COLLECTOR’S EDITION MONOPOLY JUL122175 USA

 

Comments

  1. Micah says:

    I think the story is that Walking Dead is now a Top 10 book. This is phenomenal!

  2. Man, as long as Uncanny Avengers ships every month, Marvel will be unstoppable. Oh, nevermind.

  3. Mesektet says:

    I’m dieing to know what Red She-Hulk did. I hope it’s successful.

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