Top Publishers in May 2012, and other charts

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For all you number crunchers, here’s Diamond’s Top 20 publishers shares for May 2012, as well as links to the other charts for the month.

VendorName Dollar Shar Qty Share
MARVEL COMICS 35.32% 38.64%
DC COMICS 32.73% 36.72%
IMAGE COMICS 7.19% 6.70%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.80% 4.04%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.75% 3.48%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.55% 2.63%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.60% 1.60%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.08% 0.26%
VIZ MEDIA 0.86% 0.38%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.85% 0.73%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.27% 4.84%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.79% 0.64%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.67% 0.18%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.66% 0.71%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.47% 0.52%
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA 0.41% 0.13%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.41% 0.21%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.34% 0.06%
BONGO COMICS 0.31% 0.40%
NBM 0.21% 0.07%
HUMANOIDS INC 0.18% 0.02%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 3.83% 1.88%

Here are the other charts for the month:

Top 300 Graphic Novels — May 2012
Top 300 Comics May 2012
Top 50 Indie GNs — May 2012
Top 50 Indie Comics — May 2012
Top 50 Manga — May 2012
Top 50 Small Comics — May 2012
Top 50 Small GNs — May 2012
Top Misc Charts — May 2012

Comments

  1. jonboy says:

    Top 25 comics:
    9 Marvel – 8 AvX tie ins.
    16 DC – 7 Owls tie ins.

    And comics fans wonder why comic companies keep going with the mega event cross-overs.

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    The retailers are giving the New 52 trades a show of support. We’ll see how the titles released in the next few months will sell, as well as the v.2 editions.

    284 528 4.15 OCT110628-M AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #2
    Warehouse cleaning?

    220 218 6.30 FEB120531-M AVX VS #1
    reorders?

    Judging by the order codes, there are quite a few late titles, mostly from the small press.

    NAUSICAA got a good initial order from stores.

    Some stores are ordering Super Pets! Aw Yeah!

  3. SomeGuy says:

    Marvel has at least 10 titles double-shipping in the top 10. This distorts the figures. New Mutants 2009 fell out of the top 100 for the second time (I think the only other time was the “new 52″ #1 issue month), but all five “Exiled” issues are between #100-110. Figuring out these numbers is getting more difficult.

  4. royd_9 says:

    With these indexes, I’d estimate AvsX #4 at around 177k, with AvsX #3 at 175k. That’s a huge incease over last month’s estimates of #2, which were at 159k.

    Also, huge reorders on issues 0-1-2:
    #0 9k
    #1 16k
    #2 23k

    Then AvX: VS #2 at 98k, only down 5k from its first issue, which gets 8k reorders as well.

    Also, increased orders and reorder activity on monthly AvsX tie-ins. The event is a hit.

    Three other titles selling above 100k, all DC:

    Batman at 134k
    JL at 131k
    Batman Annual at 101k

    DC’s Night of the owls also a hit, with titles like Batwing, Birds of prey, Catwoman and Red Hood and the Outlaws climbing way up on the chart as a result. All the other tie-ins also got interesting boosts, and last month’s prologues in Batman #8 and Nightwing #8 get strong reorder activity.

    Wave 2 of New 52 also starts nicely, especially for Batman Inc, Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest, all cracking the top 20. Did not expect to see Dial H in the top 50, so nice surprise there.

  5. giant sized man-thing says:

    The Shadow’s big drop is dissapointing, its been interesting so far. Ennis has been fairly restrained and seems to be in his war comic mode.

    I also didnt expect to see Saga already behind Walking Dead and by a fair amount.

  6. Ashby says:

    Quote:

    “Top 25 comics:
    9 Marvel – 8 AvX tie ins.
    16 DC – 7 Owls tie ins.”

    Yeah, but most of those titles would have been in the top 25 anyway. But crossovers and events do help, obviously.

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