Sales Charts: Batman leads June, but Marvel still on top

Afterlife With Archie Volume 1 666x1028 Sales Charts: Batman leads June, but Marvel still on top

It was the usual story for June sales figures just released by Diamond. DC led the single issue chart with Batman #32, but Marvel still eked out a market share win in both collars and units, although it was closer than in some months. Image was #3 with a 10% unit share, a continued strong showing for them.

Diamond also released  quarterly and yearly comparisons. Q2 was up over Q1 2014 but horrible weather probably affected that a great deal. Over all sales are still kind of meh compared to last year, but nothing drastic or worrying.

Two issues of Original Sin made the Top Ten, but not #1; perhaps a continued sign of the softening of the “event” books.

Afterlife with Archie was the #1 GN—given the quality of the work by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla that’s no surprise.

dollar share Sales Charts: Batman leads June, but Marvel still on top unit share Sales Charts: Batman leads June, but Marvel still on top

 

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS 33.71% 35.68%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 29.88% 33.20%
IMAGE COMICS 8.93% 10.51%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.60% 4.45%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.57% 4.89%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.62% 2.30%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.52% 2.52%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 1.20% 1.27%
AVATAR PRESS 1.10% 0.81%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.93% 0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.94% 3.74%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT 77 28 1 106
MARVEL COMICS 78 24 0 102
IMAGE COMICS 53 10 0 63
DARK HORSE COMICS 36 23 0 59
IDW PUBLISHING 43 16 0 59
BOOM! STUDIOS 28 7 0 35
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 23 9 0 32
AVATAR PRESS 9 7 0 16
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 11 2 0 13
RANDOM HOUSE 0 11 0 11
OTHER NON-TOP 10 66 109 34 209

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014
COMICS -3.19% -1.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -3.36% 2.93%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.25% -0.99%
JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013
COMICS -2.93% -4.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.09% 10.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 0.33% -3.46%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS -1.43% -6.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 2.93% 5.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.08% -5.46%
SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014
COMICS 14.13% 11.07%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 13.59% 2.88%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 13.96% 10.34%
SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013
COMICS 3.90% -1.29%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 4.33% 1.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 4.04% -1.09%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #32 $3.99 APR140209-M DC
2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 APR140679-M MAR
3 ORIGINAL SIN #3 $3.99 APR140626-M MAR
4 HARLEY QUINN #7 $2.99 APR140223-M DC
5 SUPERMAN #32 $3.99 APR140188-M DC
6 ORIGINAL SIN #4 $3.99 APR140630-M MAR
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2 $3.99 APR140681-M MAR
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #31 $3.99 MAR140175-M DC
9 THE WALKING DEAD #128 (MR) $2.99 APR140615 IMA
10 DETECTIVE COMICS #32 $3.99 APR140213-M DC


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE TP $17.99 FEB140918-M ARC
2 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAR140768 MAR
3 VELVET VOLUME 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP (MR) $9.99 FEB140537 IMA
4 SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
5 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
6 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: GOBLIN NATION TP $19.99 MAR140765 MAR
7 BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP $14.99 MAR140250 DC
8 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 TP $14.99 MAR140265 DC
9 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 2 HC $19.99 FEB140260 DC
10 SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVEL HC $19.99 APR140989 BOO
2 NEIL GAIMAN: THE TRUTH IS IN A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC $21.99 MAR141569 HAR
3 EVE: TRUE STORIES HC $12.99 FEB140044 DAR
4 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 3: THE FALL OF GOVERNOR

PART 1 SC

$14.99 APR141556
5 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 85 SC $14.95 APR141581 SAN
6 PLANET OF THE APES MINIATURE BOOK KIT $12.95 MAR141565 RUN
7 LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 SEP120055 DAR
8 MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC COLLECTOR

POSTER BOOK

$20.00 APR141570 HAC
9 NEIL GAIMAN: CHU’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL HC $17.99 APR141578 HAR
10 THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM

ACROSS TIME & SPACE HC

$19.99 MAR141554 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE DEC130358 DC
2 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET NOV138235 DC
3 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE DEC130359 DC
4 MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION FIGURE FEB142060 DST
5 MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST
6 DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1: NIGHTWING BY CAPULLO FIGURE NOV130286 DC
7 DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POISON IVY STATUE JAN140397 DC
8 MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK ACTION FIGURE MAR088262 DST
9 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN FIGURE JAN140394 DC
10 DC COMICS: ARMORED WONDER WOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE NOV132032 KOT


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS
2 MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS DEC138400 ENT
3 STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK JAN142335 FAN
4 MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA
5 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK MAR148174 WIZ
6 GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES JAN142344 NEC
7 ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN APR148198 CRY
8 PATHFIDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK JAN142345 NEC
9 TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION APR142365 DOW
10 MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK DEC138401 ENT

 

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

Comments

  1. Congrats to Archie Comics!

  2. rob e says:

    Harley Quinn #7 at #4????

    Nothing short of astounding!

    Sounds like after three years of the New 52, DC’s finally found their breakout character.

  3. royd_9 says:

    Harley Quinn at #4 is most likely due to a boost for the Bombshell variant cover. It’s probably also why Detective Comics was able to make it into the top 10 and why Batman beat Amazing Spider-Man and took the #1 spot. We’ll know more when the estimates come out, but I suspect the Bombshell variants boosted DC’s line in a very significant way.

    This being said, Harley Quinn remains a huge hit for DC even if it’s not usually in the top 5 best-sellers.

  4. brian the brain says:

    How much has Saga vol. 1 sold until now?

  5. Well, DC seems to be doing better…

  6. royd_9 says:

    Estimated sales of Saga volume 1 were of over 102,000 copies at the end of April 2014 according to CBR. Factoring in sales of May and June, we’re probably near 110,000 now.

  7. TotalSnorefest says:

    Good showing for Harley Quinn, even if that is also due to a variant covers. Gotta give props to Archie though, well-deserved. Also think it’s important to note that all three Saga trades are charting in the top 10. The first trade even outselling the new Superior Spider-Man trade, even though Saga’s first trade is from at LEAST a year ago now. Sounds like that’s turning into a truly sustained hit that has hopefully also found an audience outside of the typical comics bubble. In my opinion it would be pretty wonderful for new people to welcomed to comics and have Saga as an entry-point; it could be a loooot worse!!

  8. Typo in paragraph 1. DC wins in collars, hands-down.

    Go Archie Go!

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