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August Sales: Secret Wars still tops as DC regains some dollars

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Marvel still ruled the roost in August, according to figures just released by Diamond, and DC lagged 14 points in units, but gained a little from July’s disappointing numbers in dollars. Marvel’s Wars lines — Star and Secret—continued to do well, while Batman and JLa made the top 10 for DC. They were joined by the new issue of the Walking Dead.

Image had another month with a 10% share in units, and did well in graphic novels. The top GN was the 24th volume of The Walking Dead. Outside the top ten, the best-selling non-premier comic book was Oni Press’ Invader Zim #2 at #43 overall.

 

Comparisons with last month are skewed since July was a 5 week month, but year to date and year to year continue to show sales holding steady in 2015 with combined sales of comics and graphic novels up about 10% in both units and dollars.

The real interest in this month’s charts will be seeing how DC’s new look titles do after what was considered a pretty soft launch.

 

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR

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UNIT

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MARVEL COMICS 36.67% 40.13%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 25.39% 26.95%
IMAGE COMICS 9.98% 10.41%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.90% 4.26%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.09% 3.63%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.33% 2.38%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.01% 2.03%
TITAN COMICS 1.33% 1.42%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 1.07% 1.37%
ONI PRESS 1.12% 1.11%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 11.10% 6.32%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS 72 33 0 105
DC ENTERTAINMENT 70 26 1 97
IMAGE COMICS 61 16 0 77
IDW PUBLISHING 39 18 0 57
DARK HORSE COMICS 32 13 0 45
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 31 8 0 39
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 19 8 0 27
TITAN COMICS 11 6 1 18
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 11 5 0 16
ONI PRESS INC. 9 3 0 12
OTHER NON-TOP 10 81 145 46 272


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
AUGUST 2015 VS. JULY 2015
COMICS -18.24% -15.79%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -10.71% -20.19%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -15.89% -16.20%
AUGUST 2015 VS. AUGUST 2014
COMICS 2.25% 0.03%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.04% 11.89%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 6.45% 0.97%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014
COMICS 11.38% 10.61%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 6.35% 5.96%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 9.80% 10.22%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SECRET WARS #5 $3.99 MAY150642-M MAR
2 STAR WARS #8 $3.99 MAY150780-M MAR
3 BATMAN #43 $3.99 JUN150239-M DC
4 DARTH VADER #8 $3.99 MAY150786 MAR
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 $3.99 MAY150716-M MAR
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #4 $3.99 JUN150736-M MAR
7 THE WALKING DEAD #145 (MR) $2.99 JUN150539 IMA
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #43 $3.99 JUN150172-M DC
9 CIVIL WAR #2 $3.99 MAY150690-M MAR
10 STAR WARS: LANDO #2 $3.99 MAY150774 MAR

 


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 24: LIFE AND DEATH TP (MR) $14.99 JUN150590 IMA
2 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
3 BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 3: VANISHING POINT TP (MR) $14.99 JUN150521 IMA
4 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 JAN072436 MAR
5 RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAY150827 MAR
6 FABLES VOLUME 22 TP (MR) $17.99 APR150316 DC
7 CHEW VOLUME 10: BLOOD PUDDIN’ TP (MR) $14.99 JUN150496 IMA
8 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL VOL. 1: SQUIRREL POWER TP $15.99 MAY150824 MAR
9 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
10 SUNSTONE VOLUME 3 GN (MR) $14.99 JUN150583 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 FRANK MILLER’S DAREDEVIL ARTIFACT EDITION HC $75.00 MAR150343 IDW
2 LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 SEP120055 DAR
3 BATMAN YOU CHOOSE STORIES: TERRIBLE TRIO $6.95 JUN151729 CAP
4 BATMAN YOU CHOOSE STORIES: SUPER VILLAIN SMACKDOWN $6.95 JUN151728 CAP
5 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 98 $14.95 JUN151745 SAN
6 THE ART OF MOUSE GUARD 2005-2015 HC $59.99 MAY151087 BOO
7 AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: POSTER COLLECTION TP $24.99 MAR150041 DAR
8 THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 45 SC $29.95 APR151522 GEM
9 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN: ATTACK OF THE MAN-BAT SC $5.95 JUN151730 CAP
10 DC SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN: DARK SIDE OF APOKOLIPS SC $5.95 JUN151732 CAP

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATGIRL BY BABS TARR FEB150303 DC
2 MARVEL COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: IRON MAN FIGURE DEC148331 SQU
3 MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON: BLACK WIDOW FIGURE FEB152166 DST
4 MARVEL SELECT: ZOMBIE SABRETOOTH FIGURE MAR152070 DST
5 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: LOIS LANE STATUE FEB150301 DC
6 MARVEL SELECT: ANT-MAN FIGURE FEB152167 DST
7 WOMEN OF DYNAMITE: VAMPIRELLA STATUE APR151332 DYN
8 MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON: THOR FIGURE JAN152175 DST
9 MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK FIGURE MAR088262 DST
10 DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES BY JAE LEE: BATMAN FIGURE FEB150297 DC


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL HEROCLIX: NICK FURY AGENT OF SHIELD BOOSTER BRICK MAY152783 NEC
2 BACK TO THE FUTURE MONOPOLY JUL152198 DST
3 GAME OF THRONES RISK JUN152759 USA
4 BATMAN: FLUXX CARD GAME JUN152744 LOO
5 STAR WARS X-WING: IMPERIAL RAIDER EXPANSION PACK FEB152685 FAN
6 LEGEND OF ZELDA YAHTZEE COLLECTOR’S EDITION JUL152936 USA
7 GAME OF THRONES MONOPOLY APR152735 USA
8 MARVEL HEROCLIX: NICK FURY AGENT OF SHIELD FAST FORCES 6-PACK MAY152785 NEC
9 STAR WARS: FORCE AND DESTINY RPG CORE RULEBOOK APR152724 FAN
10 MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON FOIL PACKS MAR152653 NEC

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Secret Wars-just more Marvel zombie stunt selling and the dimfucks still our buying.talk being a Marvel Comic Zombie Drug Addict.Gee maw.me need to buy a shit load of Marvel crap-so can I steal the tv,sell it to make those untalented hack turds at Marvel rich ?And you guys think crackheads are bad.Duh look in a mirror folks.your just the same kinda dope.just legal.

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