Amazing Spider-Man #9Marvel continued to dominate the top 10 and both units and dollars according to November sales figures released today by Diamond. Sales for the four-Wednesday week were down from five week October, but comics are up for the year overall, with periodical sales statistically flat down .11%. Dolalrs are up, but so are cover prices.

Image continued to have double digit sales and units, and the perennials Waking Dead and Saga were joined by the first collection of Gillen & McKelvie’s The Wicked and the Divine.

Spider-Men from across the multiverse are brought together to defeat the psychic vampire Morlun who hunts them in Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #9, the first chapter of Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel’s “Spider-Verse” storyline and November 2014’s best-selling comic book according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

With eight titles in the top ten, Marvel Comics was November’s top publisher, leading in both the dollar share (34.88%) and unit share (37.82%) categories. DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #36 at #3, and was second in both market share categories with a dollar share of 27.47% and a unit share of 31.64%. Image Comics had a strong November as well, topping ten percent in both dollar share (10.62%) and unit share (11.06%). IDW Publishing was fourth with a 5.65% dollar share, and Dark Horse Comics was fifth with a 4.85% dollar share. Overall, November’s comic book and graphic novel sales were up by 5.47% over 2013 and year-to-date sales are up 4.52% but down by 18.40% from October due to four shipping weeks compared to October’s five.

dollar-share unit-share

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS34.88%37.82%
DC ENTERTAINMENT27.47%31.64%
IMAGE COMICS10.62%11.06%
IDW PUBLISHING5.65%4.53%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.85%3.58%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.84%2.54%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.73%2.68%
RANDOM HOUSE1.20%0.49%
VIZ MEDIA0.97%0.36%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD0.77%0.18%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.01%5.13%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS95290124
MARVEL COMICS76370113
IMAGE COMICS7413087
IDW PUBLISHING4627073
DARK HORSE COMICS3627063
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT416047
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3310043
VIZ LLC031031
RANDOM HOUSE424028
EAGLEMOSS0077
OTHER NON-TOP 10949725216

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
NOVEMBER 2014 VS. OCTOBER 2014
COMICS-22.73%-22.12%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-8.49%-3.21%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-18.40%-20.73%
NOVEMBER 2014 VS. NOVEMBER 2013
COMICS5.47%5.84%
GRAPHIC NOVELS14.44%21.00%
TOTAL COMICS/GN8.36%7.03%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS3.80%-0.11%
GRAPHIC NOVELS6.16%6.52%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.52%0.39%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9$4.99SEP140823-MMAR
2ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1$3.99SEP140810-MMAR
3BATMAN #36$3.99SEP140247-MDC
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99SEP140828-MMAR
5SPIDER-WOMAN #1$3.99SEP140833-MMAR
6THOR #2$3.99SEP140857-MMAR
7SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1$3.99SEP140798-MMAR
8AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #4$3.99SEP140771-MMAR
9AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #5$3.99SEP140774-MMAR
10JUSTICE LEAGUE #36$3.99SEP140185-MDC


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 22: A NEW BEGINNING TP (MR)$14.99SEP140657IMA
2TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE VOLUME 1 HC$22.99JUL140221DC
3SAGA DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 1 HC$49.99SEP140591IMA
4THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 1: THE FAUST ACT TP (MR)$9.99SEP140684IMA
5SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMA
6SERENITY: LEAVES ON WIND HC$19.99JUL140058DAR
7AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOL. 9: RIFT PART 3 TP$10.99JUL140112DAR
8BATMAN ETERNAL VOLUME 1 TP (N52)$39.99SEP140302DC
9THE WAKE HC (MR)$24.99JUL140281DC
10DEADPOOL VOLUME 6: ORIGINAL SIN TP$17.99SEP140932MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK HC$7.99FEB142549SCH
2MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG REDSTONE HANDBOOK HC$7.99FEB142550SCH
3DOCTOR WHO: THE OFFICIAL ANNUAL 2015$12.99JAN148356PEN
4LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC$34.99SEP120055DAR
5DRAWING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN: THE FRANK CHO

METHOD SC (MR)

$19.95AUG141888PUB
6THE ART OF DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION HC$39.99JUN140054DAR
7THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO GRADING COMICS SC$24.95SEP141457GEM
8THE ART OF ROBERT E. MCGINNIS HC$34.95SEP141849RAN
9POPULAR SKULLTURE: SKULL MOTIFS HC$19.99JUL140131DAR
10THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE JOKER HC$24.95JUL141650PUB

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN ANIMATED: THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES BATMAN FIGUREJUN140313DC
2DC COMICS: GOTHAM CITY GARAGE: CATWOMAN STATUEMAY140419DC
3BATMAN ANIMATED: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES CATWOMAN FIGJUN140316DC
4DC COMICS: STARFIRE BISHOUJO STATUEAPR142091KOT
5VOLTRON 30TH-ANNIVERSARY LION GIFT SETJAN141950TOY
6THE WALKING DEAD: RICK GRIMES RESIN STATUEAUG140714TMP
7BATMAN 75TH-ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK SET 1MAY140418DC
8THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: CALL TO ARMS STATUE “YEAR OF THE HORSE EDITION”JUL140300DC
9BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM: POISON IVY STATUEJUN140323DC
10MARVEL COMICS: AVENGERS NOW: THOR ARTFX+ STATUEMAY142513KOT


TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1DC HEROCLIX: THE FLASH BOOSTER BRICKAUG142838NEC
2MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITIONOCT128266USA
3DC HEROCLIX: THE FLASH FOIL BOOSTERSAUG142839NEC
4ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: BMO VS. LADY RAINICORNAPR148198CRY
5FIREFLY: YAHTZEE COLLECTORS EDITIONJUL142616USA
6DC HEROCLIX: THE FLASH: ROGUES FAST FORCES 6-PACKAUG142840NEC
7MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KHANS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKSAUG142826WZK
8GAME OF THRONES PLAYING CARDSJAN120128DAR
9MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MENJUN142654NEC
10D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS: TIAMAT PREMIUM FIGURESEP142618NEC

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great to see Thor #2 still up there. Nice to see the diversity with the trades and graphic novels. Interesting to see just how MUCH DC (and to a lesser extent Marvel and then Image) put out in October.

    Good on Image for keeping up with the big boys very well. Dark Horse hasn’t really lost much marketshare at all since losing Star Wars (more informed people I read predicted they’d be just fine due to their catalogue). And Boom! seems to inch up a little bit in marketshare every month.

    All in all, a fine month for direct market comic sales.

  2. Yeah at this rate we could see Boom! slowly surpass Dynamite in the future.

    @JG:
    Could be wrong but don’t retailers need to order these events well in advance because they ship (bi)weekly? It’s possible the issues so far were ordered kind of without a real idea of market demand. Hope it’s doing well for retailers though, it must stink to be stuck with piles of unsold products.

  3. top 50 now available

    http://www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/977?articleID=157668

    comics:
    Marvel take 26 of top 50, including 15 of top 25 and 8 of top 10
    DC take 20 of top 50, including 8 of top 25 and 2 of top 10
    Image take 4 of top 50, including 2 of top 25

    graphic novels:
    DC take 16 of the top 50, including 8 of top 25 and 3 of top 10
    Marvel take 16 of top 50, including 6 of top 25 and 1 of top 10
    Image take 10 of top 50, including 6 of top 25 and 4 of top 10 (all 4 in the top 5, actually quite impressive)
    Dark Horse have 3 of the top 50, including 2 in the top 25, both in the top 10
    Boom have 2 of the top 50, both in the top 25
    JOE have 1 of the top 50, also in the top 25
    IDW and RAN both have 1 of the top 50

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