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Image and BOOM top Diamond’s January sales charts

Spawn, Saga and James Tynion led the way in January

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January 2022 comics sales: It’s the first monthly comics sales chart of the Post-Lunar, post PRH era for Diamond, and if you thought Image would be tops in January – you were right! But Boom also had a strong showing, led by their incredibly successful James Tynion-written Erica Slaughter franchise. But not to be denied, the returning champ, Saga, also made a strong showing.

The Spawniverse’s first comics, Sean Lewis, Stephen Segovia, and Paolo Siqueira’s Spawn: The Scorched #1, was the best selling comics periodical in January, according to figures just released by Diamond.  The long awaited Saga #55 came in in second place.

Image had the top five books, and eight of the top 10. Although Marvel’s primary distributor is Penguin Random House, Diamond still distributes their books as a sub-distributor, and a Marvel title made the top 10: Rainbow Rowell and Roge Antonia’s She-Hulk #1. Analysts estimate that Diamond still carries about 35-40% of Marvel sales.

House of Slaughter #4 by James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell’Edera from Boom came in at  #6.

For the other premier publishers, IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125 was their best-seling book at #19; Dynamite Entertainment’s top book, Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy #2, ranked #23; and Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #4 ranked #120.

As for graphic novels, The Tynion Era continues with Something is Killing the Children Volume 4, coming in at #1 for Boom! Studios. The Many Deaths of Laila Starr ranked #6.

Without Marvel or DC in the charts, Viz had three books in the Top 10 – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba—Stories of Water and Flame (#2), Dragon Ball Super Volume 15 (#9), and Pokémon Adventures: X·Y Volume 1 (#10) – and Image had five, all Saga collections.

Among the premier publishers’ top books, IDW Publishing’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 4: Tempest from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill ranked #15; Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell’s original Dark Horse Comics hardcover graphic novel Falconspeare ranked #19; Marvel Comics’ X-Men: The Hellfire Gala ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1, collecting the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson series that inspired the Amazon Prime series, ranked #65.

And the charts:

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #1
$5.99
OCT210015-M
IMAGE COMICS
2
SAGA #55 (MR)
$2.99
NOV210030
IMAGE COMICS
3
STRAY DOGS: DOG DAYS #2
$4.99
NOV210253-M
IMAGE COMICS
4
NOCTERRA SPECIAL (MR)
$3.99
OCT210042-M
IMAGE COMICS
5
GUNSLINGER SPAWN #4
$2.99
NOV210214-M
IMAGE COMICS
6
THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #4
$3.99
NOV210744-M
BOOM! STUDIOS                       
7
KING SPAWN #6
$2.99
NOV210222-M
IMAGE COMICS
8
SPAWN #325
$2.99
OCT210176-M
IMAGE COMICS
9
SHE-HULK #1
$3.99
NOV210844-M
MARVEL COMICS
10
JOE HILL’S RAIN #1
$3.99
NOV210023-M
IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN VOLUME 4 TP
$14.99
SEP210778
BOOM! STUDIOS                       
2
DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA—STORIES OF WATER AND FLAME GN
$9.99
NOV211845
VIZ MEDIA
3
SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
$9.99
AUG120491
IMAGE COMICS
4
SAGA COMPENDIUM VOL. 1 TP (MR)
$59.99
MAY190044
IMAGE COMICS
5
SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)
$14.99
APR130443
IMAGE COMICS
6
THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR TP
$14.99
SEP210769
BOOM! STUDIOS                       
7
SAGA VOLUME 9 TP (MR)
$14.99
JUL180297
IMAGE COMICS
8
SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)
$14.99
JAN140556
IMAGE COMICS
9
DRAGON BALL SUPER VOLUME 15 GN
$9.99
NOV211841
VIZ MEDIA
10
POKEMON ADVENTURES: X·Y VOL. 1 GN
$9.99
NOV211853
VIZ MEDIA

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
TOA HEAVY INDUSTRIES: SYNTHETIC HUMAN FEMALE 1/12-SCALE FIGURE
$57.20
JUN219430
1000 TOYS INC.
2
POP! MARVEL: DAREDEVIL (ACTION POSE) VINYL FIGURE
$13.99
JAN219198
FUNKO
3
POP! & BUDDY MARVEL: X-MEN—KATE PRYDE WITH LOCKHEED VINYL FIGURE
$13.99
JAN219200
FUNKO
4
POP! MARVEL: GALACTUS WITH SILVER SURFER BLACK LIGHT 10-INCH FIGURE
$45.99
JAN219197
FUNKO
5
POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DONATELLO VINYL FIGURE
$13.99
MAR218990
FUNKO
6
POWER RANGERS: DRAGON SHIELD RED RANGER 1/6-SCALE FIGURE
$80.19
DEC209472
THREEZERO
7
STAR WARS MILESTONES: THE MANDALORIAN & CHILD STATUE
$350.00
JAN211968
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8
POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE
$29.99
DEC209218
FUNKO
9
MARVEL SELECT: JUGGERNAUT FIGURE
$29.99
JUN101512
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10
THE LORD OF THE RINGS SERIES 3 DELUXE FIGURES
$179.94
APR212365
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
MARVEL HEROCLIX: SPIDER-MAN FCBD 2021 EXCLUSIVE FIGURE
$72.00
MAR210030
NECA
2
MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS/FANTASTIC FOUR EMPYRE BOOSTER BRICK
$149.90
FEB218257
NECA
3
PATHFINDER: ABSALOM, CITY OF LOST OMENS HC
$54.99
OCT212856
PAIZO INC
4
MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: INNISTRAD CRIMSON VOW DRAFT BOOSTERS
$86.23
JUL218769
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
5
YU-GI-OH!: MAXIMUM GOLD EL DORADO PACKS
$149.95
MAY218206
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
6
PATHFINDER LOST OMENS: MONSTERS OF MYTH HC
$34.99
OCT212857
PAIZO INC
7
YU-GI-OH!: GRAND CREATORS BOOSTER PACKS
$95.76
JUN218777
KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
8
PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC
$59.99
MAY193227
PAIZO INC
9
STARFINDER RPG: GALACTIC MAGIC HC
$39.99
SEP212990
PAIZO INC
10
PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION
$24.99
APR168770
PAIZO INC

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s wild Spawn topped the list. My LCS doesn’t even order Spawn for the rack anymore. Maybe my area is an anomaly though. Not looking down on Spawn. Just surprised.

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