Diamond Comic Distributors: The Top 10: June 2014 Sales Charts

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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 11, 2014) — Batman confronts the Riddler in the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s ” Zero Year” storyline in DC Entertainment’s Batman #32, the best-selling comic book of June 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had five titles place among June’s top ten best-selling comics, led by Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten. Rounding out the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #128 at #9.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing’s dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics’ was 5.57%

A magical accident by Sabrina the Teenage Witch triggers the zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics’ Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, the best-selling graphic novel of June. Also of note, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End at #3.

Complemented by illustrations by Brian Froud, A.C.H. Smith’s novelization of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal returned to print in a new hardcover edition from BOOM! Studios and was June’s best-selling book. Also notable, Dark Horse Comics had two book in the top ten — Daniel Way’s real-life history of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories, at #3, and the perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.

Based on a design by Ant Lucia, DC Collectibles’ DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue the June’s best-selling toy product, and one of their six products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with three products, led by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure at #4.

Hasbro’s Risk: Legacy, a multi-generation revision of the venerable strategy board game, was June’s best-selling game product.

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 ST.

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.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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