Marvel won 2011; JL #1 and WALKING DEAD topped charts

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Diamond has released its year-end figures for 2011 and Marvel eked out a win over DC despite the New 52 surge at the end of the year. Image was #3, with Dark Horse and IDW in a near-dead heat for #4 and #5. Dynamite was a clear #6

Although we’ll be posting the entire list in a page view, Diamond also released the top ten comics and GNs. DC won nine of the top comics spots, despite one Marvel appearance for the “Death of Ultimate Spider-Man” issue.

In the graphic novels, WALKING DEAD ruled the roost, although, predictably, Batman and Alan Moore made an appearance. Less predictably, so did Nick Spencer’s MORNING GLORIES collection.

Quantity Rank

Description

Price

Publisher

1

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

$3.99

DC COMICS

2

BATMAN #1

$2.99

DC COMICS

3

ACTION COMICS #1

$3.99

DC COMICS

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #2

$3.99

DC COMICS

5

BATMAN #2

$2.99

DC COMICS

6

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160

$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

7

GREEN LANTERN #1

$2.99

DC COMICS

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #3

$3.99

DC COMICS

9

ACTION COMICS #2

$3.99

DC COMICS

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #1

$2.99

DC COMICS

2011 TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

Quantity Rank

Description

Price

Publisher

1

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE

$9.99

IMAGE COMICS

2

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

3

LOEG III CENTURY #2 1969 (MR)

$9.95

TOPSHELF

4

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 (MR)

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

5

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

6

FABLES TP VOL 15 ROSE RED (MR)

$17.99

DC COMICS

7

BATMAN NOEL DELUXE EDITION HC

$22.99

DC COMICS

8

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

9

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR)

$14.99

IMAGE COMICS

10

MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 01 FOR A BETTER FUTURE

$9.99

IMAGE COMICS

VendorName Dollar Share Unit Share
MARVEL COMICS 37.29% 40.93%
DC COMICS 31.41% 36.77%
IMAGE COMICS 5.27% 4.71%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.73% 3.78%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.71% 3.35%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.06% 2.85%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.73% 1.43%
VIZ MEDIA 1.09% 0.47%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.96% 0.23%

Comments

  1. I have the Top 1000s with estimates online at the usual place:
    http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2011.html

    …with analysis here:
    http://blog.comichron.com/2012/01/2000-for-2011-top-1000-comics-and-top.html

    The number of comics at each sales level — 100k, 75k, 50k, 25k — increased quite a bit over last year. I also dropped the list into the Comics of the Century page to see where they wound up — Justice League #1 is #13 for the century to date. Link at the analysis post.

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