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Marvel’s blast of #1s for their relaunched mujtant line led the periodical sales charts in November, according to sales figures just released by Diamond. Marvel had 8 of the top 10  periodicals, with only  Undiscovered Country #1 from Image and a gimmick acetate covered Year of the Villain from DC charting.

New Mutants #1DC did better in GNs, where DCEASED was the top seller in units, followed by the Frank Miller/John Romita Jr. Superman: Year One at #5.

According to Diamond,

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Among the premier publishers’ top books for November, Matt Kindt and Matt Smith’s Folklords #1 from BOOM! Studios’ ranked #94; Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella #5 ranked #105; Hazel & Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from The Umbrella Academy, a spin-off from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy, from Dark Horse ranked #110; and IDW Publishing’s Sonic the Hedgehog #23 ranked #189.

Overall sales were down sharply from last month’s record setting 5-Wednesday numbers, The year looks to be fairly flat from last year, although not down.

Even John Jackson Miller admitted that the month was a bit “middling”, although he found the positives (quoted with permission):

Retailers ordered 6.62 million comic books in the month: while a middling performance among this year’s four-week months, it was still enough to beat November 2018. Fifty-one more comic books were released this November versus last November, although probably a third of that increase comes from DC’s cardstock books getting multiple entries.

The number of comic books ordered from Diamond by retailers through November 30 stands at 77.06 million copies: that’s down about a million copies, or nearly one and a half percent, from the same point in 2018. But 2% fewer new comic books were released so far in 2019 versus 2018, so unit sales per release are tracking better. The gap for the year will probably wind up being less than a million copies, by the time December’s done.

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TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

37.41%

42.68%

DC

30.72%

32.41%

IMAGE COMICS

7.90%

7.87%

BOOM! STUDIOS

3.46%

3.07%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.42%

3.04%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.38%

2.37%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.03%

1.45%

VIZ MEDIA

1.48%

0.56%

TITAN COMICS

0.70%

0.50%

ONI PRESS INC.

0.57%

0.46%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.93%

5.59%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

NOVEMBER 2019 VS. OCTOBER 2019

COMICS

-28.87%

-24.86%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-12.33%

-14.39%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-24.86%

-24.19%

TOYS

-8.72%

-13.86%

NOVEMBER 2019 VS. NOVEMBER 2018

COMICS

3.12%

2.91%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

7.43%

3.94%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

4.30%

2.98%

TOYS

-1.30%

15.09%

YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018

COMICS

4.10%

-1.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-3.21%

-8.65%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.02%

-1.96%

TOYS

19.15%

21.54%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS

96

31

0

127

MARVEL COMICS

84

36

0

120

IMAGE COMICS

40

15

0

55

IDW PUBLISHING

36

14

0

50

DARK HORSE COMICS

22

22

0

44

BOOM! STUDIOS

19

15

0

34

VIZ MEDIA LLC

0

27

0

27

DYNAMITE

14

9

0

23

TITAN COMICS

8

7

1

16

ONI PRESS INC.

3

4

0

7

OTHER NON-TOP 10

152

200

24

376

TOTAL

474

380

25

879

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

NEW MUTANTS #1

$4.99

SEP190749-M MAR

2

X-MEN #2

$3.99

SEP190778-M MAR

3

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5

$4.99

SEP190790-M MAR

4

X-FORCE #1

$4.99

SEP190760-M MAR

5

FALLEN ANGELS #1

$4.99

SEP190769-M MAR

6

DEADPOOL #1

$4.99

SEP190835-M MAR

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33

$3.99

SEP190814-M MAR

8

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR) [*]

$3.99

SEP190027-M IMA

9

BATMAN #82 ACETATE COVER

$3.99

AUG190599 DC

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34

$3.99

SEP190818-M MAR

 TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

NEW MUTANTS #1

$4.99

SEP190749-M MAR

2

ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5

$4.99

SEP190790-M MAR

3

X-FORCE #1

$4.99

SEP190760-M MAR

4

X-MEN #2

$3.99

SEP190778-M MAR

5

DEADPOOL #1

$4.99

SEP190835-M MAR

6

FALLEN ANGELS #1

$4.99

SEP190769-M MAR

7

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR) [*]

$3.99

SEP190027-M IMA

8

BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS: VON FREEZE #1

$5.99

SEP190437-M DC

9

SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE #1

$4.99

SEP190805-M MAR

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33

$3.99

SEP190814-M MAR

TOP 10 TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DCEASED HC

$29.99

AUG190650 DC

2

FIREFLY: THE STING HC

$19.99

JUL191306 BOO

3

IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 5: BREAKER OF WORLDS TP

$15.99

AUG191149 MAR

4

NOVEMBER VOL. 1 HC (MR)

$16.99

JUL190077 IMA

5

SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE HC

$29.99

AUG190687 DC

6

LEGEND OF KORRA PART 2: RUINS OF EMPIRE TP

$10.99

JUN190359 DAR

7

JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: ALLEGIANCE TP

$15.99

SEP190991-M MAR

8

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: LUX TP

$15.99

JUL191064 MAR

9

SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 1: CITY OF SICKLES TP

$15.99

AUG191148 MAR

10

STRANGER THINGS: SIX TP

$17.99

JUL190353 DAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$125.00

MAY190943-M MAR

2

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS BOX SET HC

$500.00

APR190537 DC

3

ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOL. 1 HC

$99.99

MAR190601 DC

4

DCEASED HC

$29.99

AUG190650 DC

5

DOOM PATROL: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

APR190538 DC

6

SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE HC

$29.99

AUG190687 DC

7

FIREFLY: THE STING HC

$19.99

JUL191306 BOO

8

BATMAN BY SNYDER & CAPULLO OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

$125.00

APR190526 DC

9

NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

$99.00

APR190560 DC

10

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 31 HC

$75.00

MAY190945-M MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO BATMAN SC

$30.00

SEP191814 GEM

2

DRAGON BALL VISUAL HISTORY: THE ART OF AKIRA TORIYAMA HC

$34.99

AUG192435 VIZ

3

VAMPIRELLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER COLLECTION SC

$24.99

AUG191226 DE

4

THE PHILOSOPHY OF DEADPOOL HC (MR)

$14.99

MAR192035 TTN

5

OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL VOLUME 11 HC

$20.00

JUL192435 YEN

6

SHIGENORI SOEJIMA & P-STUDIO ART UNIT ART WORKS 2 TP

$39.99

AUG192423 UDO

7

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 146 SC

$14.95

SEP191953 SAN

8

TRANSFORMERS VISUAL HISTORY HC

$49.99

SEP192219 VIZ

9

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: WINNER TAKES ALL SC

$6.99

SEP191935 RAN

10

DRAGONS CROWN: OFFICIAL ARTWORKS HC

$49.99

JUL192399 UDO

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: CLASSIC CYCLOPS FIGURE SEP188229 MEZ

2

CASTLEVANIA GALLERY: TREVOR BELMONT PVC FIGURE JAN192540 DST

3

POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE AUG188545 FUN

4

MARVEL SELECT: CARNAGE FIGURE NOV142179 DST

5

KINGDOM HEARTS 3 GALLERY: MALEFICENT PVC STATUE MAY189403 DST

6

DARK NIGHTS METAL: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS & ROBINS DELUXE STATUE MAY190542 DC

7

DARK KNIGHTS METAL: BATMAN THE RED DEATH STATUE APR190588 DC

8

DC PRIME: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE MAR190627 DC

9

DC GALLERY: HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH PVC FIGURE JUN192385 DST

10

MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME CAPTAIN AMERICA PVC FIGURE JUL192669 DST

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

STARFINDER RPG: CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HC SEP193078 PAI

2

STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI

3

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

4

PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2) AUG193363 PAI

5

PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BASIC NEW EDITION MAR138328 PAI

6

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION APR168770 PAI

7

PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: AGE OF ASHES PART 5 SEP193076 PAI

8

MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAME JUL183082 S7

9

POP! FUNKOVERSE STRATEGY GAME: THE GOLDEN GIRLS 100 EXPANDALONE BOARD GAME JUN198704 FUN

10

TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAI

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