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Diamond has released their Top Ten list, covering direct market sales for October, and Blackest Night spells Biggest Sales for DC, as they have the top six comics for the month. Marvel remains the top publisher, and OLD MAN WOLVERINE was the top graphic novel. Perhaps the biggest surprise for us — the strong showing for Dark Horse’s NOIR, coming in at #5 on the GN list, with very little fanfare. Complete charts below the cut:

TOP COMIC BOOK
PUBLISHERS

 

PUBLISHER

UNIT SHARE

DOLLAR SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

40.12%

36.50%

DC COMICS

37.69%

33.82%

DARK HORSE
COMICS

4.14%

4.90%

IMAGE COMICS

3.93%

3.73%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.15%

4.22%

DYNAMITE
ENTERTAINMENT

1.72%

1.77%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.44%

1.48%

AVATAR PRESS

0.92%

1.31%

ARCHIE COMICS

0.90%

0.58%

VIZ MEDIA

0.79%

1.72%

OTHER NON-TOP
10

5.19%

9.97%

 

 

TOP 10 COMICS

 

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BLACKEST NIGHT
#4

$3.99

AUG090086-M

DC

2

BATMAN AND
ROBIN #5

$2.99

AUG090106-M

DC

3

GREEN LANTERN
#47

$2.99

AUG090095-M

DC

4

BLACKEST NIGHT:
BATMAN #3

$2.99

AUG090091-M

DC

5

GREEN LANTERN
CORPS #41

$2.99

AUG090097-M

DC

6

BLACKEST NIGHT:
SUPERMAN #3

$2.99

AUG090089-M

DC

7

NEW AVENGERS
#58

$3.99

AUG090495

MAR

8

DARK AVENGERS
#10

$3.99

AUG090460

MAR

9

UNCANNY X-MEN
#516

$2.99

AUG090513

MAR

10

AMAZING
SPIDER-MAN #608

$2.99

AUG090442-M

MAR

 

[Please see
next page for more Top 10 product lists.]


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

 

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

WOLVERINE: OLD
MAN LOGAN HC

$34.99

AUG090551-M

MAR

2

JACK OF FABLES
VOLUME 6: THE BIG BOOK OF WAR TP (MR)

$14.99

JUL090281

DC

3

NARUTO VOLUME
46 TP

$9.99

JUL091111

VIZ

4

FINAL CRISIS:
LEGION OF THREE WORLDS HC

$19.99

JUN090206

DC

5

NOIR VOLUME 1
TP

$12.95

MAY090058

DAR

6

B.P.R.D. VOLUME
11: THE BLACK GODDESS TP

$17.95

JUL090019

DAR

7

SCALPED VOLUME
5: HIGH LONESOME TP (MR)

$14.99

JUL090293

DC

8

DAREDEVIL:
RETURN OF THE KING TP

$17.99

AUG090574

MAR

9

ULTIMATE
WOLVERINE VS. HULK PREMIERE HC

$24.99

AUG090560

MAR

10

SANDMAN: THE
DREAM HUNTERS HC (MR)

$24.99

JUN090267

DC

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Nice to see DC pulling closer to Marvel with what has been (so far) a very entertaining story/event.

    Can’t agree with that “Old Man Logan” book sitting atop the GN chart though. That ending was total crap and unbelievable (even for a comic book story!). I think I’m done with Millar and McNiven, but best of luck to ’em with whatever Nemesis is and whenever it will finish (I’m betting late 2011).

  2. I’m kind of surprised there isn’t a bigger spread between unit sales and dollar sales between Marvel and DC. Marvel’s ahead by about 3% in both categories, even though most of their top-selling books are $1 more. I guess the $3.99 pricetag on Blackest Night made up for it.

  3. Wait, why are the OCTOBER stats out before the SEPTEMBER colums?

    Maybe you should just skip the Sep colums and jump straight to Oct…

  4. THey keep us salivating, just waiting for the numbers compilation and quick analysis. Bring it Paul & Marc! We’re dying out here!

  5. A look into the 2010 8 Ball shows 2 more events a bat-centric event, The Search for Bruce Wayne and a smaller 52 multiverse style event: Multiversity. There is bound to be another universe destroying event in 2010 that spans all titles and not just one corner of the DC universe. Superman RIP – The Final Climax.

  6. and the #1 book is $3.99 (as it has been every month this year except for June when Batman and Robin bested Reborn from Marvel)

  7. and the #1 book is $3.99 (as it has been every month this year except for June when Batman and Robin bested Reborn from Marvel)

  8. Ok, so what if the number one book is $3.99? The MAJORITY are $2.99. Yes, I buy a $3.99 book now and then but I try to avoid them. I know I’m not alone in this and I think it is starting to show in the top ten.

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