Marvel, DC, and Image split the June sales charts

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The Walking Dead Volume 18 Marvel, DC, and Image split the June sales charts

Marvel, DC, and Image split the charts in various ways in June, as comics sales continued to stay above 2012 levels, according to charts just released by Diamond.

DC’s Superman Unchained #1 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee was the Number 1 comics, while Image had the #1 graphic novel with Walking Dead #18; and Marvel led in both dollars and units, with a 32.77% market share in retail dollars and a 38.29% market share in units.

Comics sales were down from May, which was a five-week month, but otherwise generally up and continue to be strong. John Jackson Miller’s preliminary analysis suggests “A $500 million year is within reach for the first time in the nearly two decades since the glut market of the early 1990s.” And that would be something.

The top three graphic novels in June were Wlaking Dead, the second Saga collection and then Boom’s Adventure Time Collection. The GN charts continue to show strength from a number of different publishers. Periodicals, however, are still a Big Two contest. DC has the top three titles, while Mark Millar’s Kick Ass V.3 #1 came in at #10, meaning a lot of moolah for him. Maybe not time to kill the Icon imprint after all?

dollar share Marvel, DC, and Image split the June sales charts

unit share Marvel, DC, and Image split the June sales charts

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

32.77%

38.29%

DC COMICS

29.57%

32.03%

IMAGE COMICS

8.77%

8.31%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.55%

5.01%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.51%

4.64%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.40%

2.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.93%

1.82%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

1.76%

0.36%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.04%

1.03%

AVATAR PRESS

0.91%

0.84%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.80%

5.38%

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2013 VS. MAY 2013

COMICS

-2.27%

-2.86%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-19.07%

-20.90%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-7.92%

-4.40%

JUNE 2013 VS. JUNE 2012

COMICS

5.28%

1.17%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-3.35%

-4.31%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.57%

0.76%

SECOND QUARTER 2013 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2013

COMICS

2.27%

-0.31%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

10.39%

11.83%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

4.72%

0.57%

SECOND QUARTER 2013 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2012

COMICS

6.30%

2.95%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

3.62%

5.63%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

5.43%

3.16%

FIRST HALF 2013 VS. FIRST HALF 2012

COMICS

13.26%

10.25%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

9.25%

8.72%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

11.98%

10.13%

 


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1

$4.99

APR130107 DC

2

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1

$3.99

APR130117 DC

3

BATMAN #21

$3.99

APR130161 DC

4

AGE OF ULTRON #10

$3.99

APR130589 MAR

5

AGE OF ULTRON #9

$3.99

APR130586 MAR

6

JUSTICE LEAGUE #21

$3.99

APR130137 DC

7

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11

$3.99

APR130603 MAR

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12

$3.99

APR130604 MAR

9

ALL-NEW X-MEN #12

$3.99

APR130600 MAR

10

KICK-ASS 3 #1 (MR)

$2.99

MAR130713 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18: WHAT COMES AFTER

$14.99

APR130482 IMA

2

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443 IMA

3

ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 3 TP

$14.99

APR130964 BOO

4

STAR-LORD: THE HOLLOW CROWN TP

$7.99

APR130679 MAR

5

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP

$14.99

MAR130735 MAR

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US

$14.99

SEP088204 IMA

7

FATALE VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130422 IMA

8

BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TP

$16.99

MAR130270 DC

9

HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TP

$16.99

MAR130276 DC

10

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE HC (MR)

$29.99

MAR130264 DC

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD: MICHONNE RESIN STATUE MAR130599 TMP

2

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE: THE JOKER ARTFX STATUE NOV121817 KOT

3

DC COMICS: BATMAN ” NEW 52″ ARTFX+ STATUE DEC121704 KOT

4

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY – THE JOKER STATUE JAN130348 DC

5

MARVEL SELECT: GHOST RIDER ACTION FIGURE NOV063174 DST

6

MARVEL SELECT: IRON MAN 3 – IRON MAN MK. 42 FIGURE DEC121590 DST

7

INJUSTICE: THE FLASH VS. RAVEN FIGURE 2-PACK MAR130315 DC

8

INJUSTICE: CYBORG VS. HARLEY QUINN FIGURE 2-PACK MAR130314 DC

9

TOMB RAIDER PLAY ARTS ~KAI~: LARA CROFT FIGURE DEC121781 SQU

10

STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT – USS ENTERPRISE-E SHIP AUG108211 DST


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: FEAR ITSELF MONTH 2 ORGANIZED PLAY KIT FEB138562 NEC

2

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN MASTERS BOOSTER PACKS APR132231 WZK

3

DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL BOOSTER PACKS MAR132260 NEC

4

DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL STARTER SET MAR132263 NEC

5

LORD OF THE RINGS HEROCLIX: FELLOWSHIP BOOSTERS FEB138641 NEC

6

THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME JUL112137 CRY

7

DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL MINI GAME MAR132262 NEC

8

DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL MARQUEE PACK MAR132261 NEC

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGON’S MAZE BOOSTER PACKS FEB131931 WZK

10

PATHFINDER BATTLES BUILDER SERIES: WE BE GOBLINS BOOSTER PACKS MAR132264 NEC

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

 

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

 

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

 

Comments

  1. (That’s $500 million in the direct market; the business is of course well past that figure in the overall North American market. And yes, inflation caveats apply as usual.)

  2. Didn’t a wise old book tell us that we should all be God’s children?

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