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Diamond has released their December comics sales charts for product going to comic shops, and it came in a little late and the wrong format: but however it came, Doomsday Clock #12 and the collected edition of the x-blockbuster House of X/Power of X led the charts in a month that was down a bit from November but up sharply from last December, ending what sales chart analysts have called a strong 2019.

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Doomsday Clock #12 led the charts, despite the huge delays in its release – and its grandpappy, Watchmen, was back on the GN chart at #9. What is IP Can never die! 

These charts also corrected a mistake on Diamond’s end from the 2019 overall charts tat undercounted the dollars from the Christmas week shipping titles. I’ve corrected those charts. 

Among things that are notable on these charts from where I sit: the dominance of Marvel and DC, even in graphic novel sales, where Image, Dark Horse and other publishers often make a strong showing. The lack of a Saga or Walking Dead is definitely seen in Image’s low numbers.

After a very strong November, Boom was back at #5, but a strong #5.

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DollarsUnits
December 2019 Vs. November 2019
Comics+0.18%-1.28%
Graphic Novels-11.06%-18.03%
Total Comics/Graphic Novels-3.00%-2.48%
Toys+13.47%+16.61%
December 2019 Vs. December 2018
Comics+7.08%+5.36%
Graphic Novels+15.77%+2.87%
Total Comics/Graphic Novels+9.20%+5.21%
Toys+166.96%+191.68%
Year 2019 Vs. Year 2018
Comics+4.33%-0.92%
Graphic Novels-2.01%-7.95%
Total Comics/Graphic Novels+2.54%-1.44%
Toys+25.96%+28.65%

Publisher Market Share

PublisherDollar ShareUnit Share
Marvel37.89%45.60%
DC33.55%31.35%
Image5.91%5.93%
IDW4.34%3.51%
Boom4.03%3.66%
Dark Horse2.67%1.87%
Dynamite2.56%2.51%
Viz1.00%0.38%
Titan0.57%0.51%
Random House0.48%0.13%
Other7.00%4.54%

The top-selling comic books by units, with our estimates known from the 2019 Top 500:

TOP COMIC BOOKS (by units)PRICEPUBLISHER
1Doomsday Clock #125.99DC
2X-Men #3$3.99Marvel
3Batman: Last Knight On Earth #3$5.99DC
4Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1$5.99DC
5Venom #21$3.99Marvel
6Harley Quinn: Villain Of The Year #1$4.99DC
7Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1$4.99Marvel
8Incoming #1$9.99Marvel
9Amazing Spider-Man #35$3.99Marvel
10Superman #18$3.99DC

The top-selling comic books by dollars:

TOP COMIC BOOKS (by dollars)PRICEPUBLISHER
1Doomsday Clock #125.99DC
2Incoming #1$9.99Marvel
3Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3$5.99DC
4Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1$5.99DC
5Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1$4.99DC
6Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100$7.99IDW
7Harleen #3$7.99DC
8X-Men #3$3.99Marvel
9Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1$4.99Marvel
10Venom #21$3.99Marvel

 

TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS (by units)PRICEPUBLISHER
1House of X/Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel
2Batman Vol 11 The Fall And The Fallen$17.99DC
3Watchmen$24.99DC
4Silver Surfer Black Treasury Edition$29.99Marvel
5Black Hammer Vol. 4 Age Of Doom Part II$19.99Dark Horse
6Boys Omnibus Vol. 6$29.99Dynamite
7Green Lantern Vol. 1 Intergalactic Lawman$17.99DC
8Daredevil By Chip Zdarsky Vol. 2 No Devils Only God$15.99Marvel
9My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies$12.99Image
10Star Wars Doctor Aphra Vol. 6 Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon$15.99Marvel

The top-selling graphic novels by dollars:

TOP GRAPHIC NOVELS (by dollars)PRICEPUBLISHER
1House of X/Powers of X HC$60.00Marvel
2Annihilation Omnibus HC$125.00Marvel
3Y The Last Man Omnibus HC$150.00DC
4Injustice Gods Among Us Omnibus HC Vol. 01$125.00DC
5Absolute Dark Knight III The Master Race HC$125.00DC
6Animal Man By Jeff Lemire Omnibus HC$99.99DC
7Silver Surfer Black Treasury Edition$29.99Marvel
8Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four HC Vol. 21$75.00Marvel
9Watchmen$24.99DC
10Boys Omnibus Vol. 6$29.99Dynamite

 

PublisherComics
shipped
Graphic
Novels
shipped
Magazines
shipped
Total
shipped
Marvel103320135
DC86321119
Image367043
IDW2813041
Boom2314037
Dark Horse229031
Dynamite144018
Kodansha013013
Titan82212
Archie9009
Other8010911200
TOTAL SHIPPED40923514658

 

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