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Sales Charts: Doomsday Clock #12 and HoX/PoX were bestsellers in December

December wrapped up a bounce back year for comics sales in comics shops.

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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.

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.

 

 

Dollars Units
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

Publisher Dollar Share Unit Share
Marvel 37.89% 45.60%
DC 33.55% 31.35%
Image 5.91% 5.93%
IDW 4.34% 3.51%
Boom 4.03% 3.66%
Dark Horse 2.67% 1.87%
Dynamite 2.56% 2.51%
Viz 1.00% 0.38%
Titan 0.57% 0.51%
Random House 0.48% 0.13%
Other 7.00% 4.54%

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

TOP COMIC BOOKS (by units) PRICE PUBLISHER
1 Doomsday Clock #12 5.99 DC
2 X-Men #3 $3.99 Marvel
3 Batman: Last Knight On Earth #3 $5.99 DC
4 Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1 $5.99 DC
5 Venom #21 $3.99 Marvel
6 Harley Quinn: Villain Of The Year #1 $4.99 DC
7 Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1 $4.99 Marvel
8 Incoming #1 $9.99 Marvel
9 Amazing Spider-Man #35 $3.99 Marvel
10 Superman #18 $3.99 DC

The top-selling comic books by dollars:

TOP COMIC BOOKS (by dollars) PRICE PUBLISHER
1 Doomsday Clock #12 5.99 DC
2 Incoming #1 $9.99 Marvel
3 Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3 $5.99 DC
4 Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child #1 $5.99 DC
5 Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1 $4.99 DC
6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 $7.99 IDW
7 Harleen #3 $7.99 DC
8 X-Men #3 $3.99 Marvel
9 Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #1 $4.99 Marvel
10 Venom #21 $3.99 Marvel

 

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

The top-selling graphic novels by dollars:

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

 

Publisher Comics
shipped
Graphic
Novels
shipped
Magazines
shipped
Total
shipped
Marvel 103 32 0 135
DC 86 32 1 119
Image 36 7 0 43
IDW 28 13 0 41
Boom 23 14 0 37
Dark Horse 22 9 0 31
Dynamite 14 4 0 18
Kodansha 0 13 0 13
Titan 8 2 2 12
Archie 9 0 0 9
Other 80 109 11 200
TOTAL SHIPPED 409 235 14 658

 

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