Diamond has released its preliminary charts for February, and incredibly, the Spidey-Obama issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN topped the charts for the second straight month. WATCHMEN, BATMAN RIP and SCOTT PILGRIM top the book list.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

Publisher

Unit Market Share

Retail Dollar Market Share

MARVEL COMICS

47.83%

44.70%

DC COMICS

28.27%

26.83%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.66%

5.16%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.43%

4.93%

IMAGE COMICS

3.95%

3.71%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.28%

2.07%

VIZ MEDIA

0.89%

1.85%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

0.40%

1.32%

WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT

0.89%

1.20%

BOOM! STUDIOS

0.69%

0.77%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

5.70%

7.47%

TOP 10 COMICS

Quantity Rank

Description

Price

Item Code

Vendor

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #583

$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

2

BATMAN #686

$3.99

DC COMICS

3

NEW AVENGERS #50 (DARK REIGN)

$4.99

MARVEL COMICS

4

THOR #600

$4.99

MARVEL COMICS

5

DARK AVENGERS #2 (DARK REIGN)

$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

6

HULK #10

$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

7

MIGHTY AVENGERS #21 (DARK REIGN) CORRECTED COPY

$3.99

MARVEL COMICS

8

MIGHTY AVENGERS #22 (DARK REIGN)

$2.99

MARVEL COMICS

9

UNCANNY X-MEN #506

$2.99

MARVEL COMICS

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #30 (ORIGINS)

$2.99

DC COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

Quantity Rank

Description

Price


Vendor

1

WATCHMEN TP

$19.99

DC COMICS

2

BATMAN RIP DELUXE EDITION HC

$24.99

DC COMICS

3

SCOTT PILGRIM VOLUME 5: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE UNIVERSE GN

$11.95

ONI PRESS

4

ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOLUME 2 HC

$19.99

DC COMICS

5

DMZ VOLUME 6: BLOOD IN THE GAME TP (MR)

$12.99

DC COMICS

6

THE DARKNESS: ACCURSED VOLUME 1 TP

$4.99

IMAGE COMICS

7

NARUTO VOLUME 34 TP

$7.95

VIZ MEDIA

8

HULK VOLUME 1: RED HULK TP

$19.99

MARVEL COMICS

9

MINI-MARVELS: SECRET INVASION DIGEST TP

$9.99

MARVEL COMICS

10

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOLUME 3: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA TP

$14.99

MARVEL COMICS


1 COMMENT

  1. I had to Google that Eaglemoss company. From the looks of it they make licensed figurines though their web site isn’t really clear to me. Does this even much sense?

    “Eaglemoss specialises in producing informative, highly illustrated
    partworks but we are also publishers of the ever popular Dairy
    Diary. Please click on the titles below for more information on
    our current, hugely successful publications.”

    What is a partwork? Was this originally written in English?

    I find it incredibly sad that the 8th largest company in Diamond’s catalog isn’t even a comics publisher. Then again, I also find it incredibly sad that nobody but Marvel and DC can even clear a measly 5%.

    How long before IDW overtakes Dark Horse for that #3 spot? I’d say that would signal a pretty momentous shift- although maybe it says more about that whole cover price debate and that no matter how much some fans loudly complain (and I seem to remember IDW getting a lot of flack for their prices a while back) the companies are making money with higher priced books even if they lose a handful of outraged fans (and maybe it’s me but I always suspect these are the same people buying 4 day passes to San Diego and the Kindle and the iPhone and all the deluxe absolute hardcover editions of stuff they already have along with those Randy whatshisname statues without worrying about the price).

  2. Here’s a description of partworks. While I was at the Grand Forks AFB Base Library several years ago, we regularly purchased partworks published by Marshall Cavendish for the juvenile nonfiction section.

    SRS

  3. Ah, yes… partworks… discovered those while I was in New Zealand. The magazine was about human anatomy, and each issue came with a body part which would make a human body.

    As for 5%… well, that’s difficult, when the top two publishers command 75% of the market. Anyone know what 1% of the market share is worth?