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Sales Charts: IDW’s Orphan Black #1 is best selling title for February

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What th–!!?? IDW’s Orphan Black #1, following the mysteries of a cloned woman, was the #1 comic of February, according to the figures released today by Diamond. While details of the crate haven’t been released yet, its suspected that the comic is part of the March Loot Crate offering. With 350,000 subscribers (and growing) this has become something of a cottage industry for comics like Rocket Raccoon #1 and Star Wars #1.

Elsewhere, retailers were humming The Imperial March as Darth Vader #1 was the #2 book. Marvel held a commanding lead over DC for the month in both dollars and market share, with Image once against breaking 10% in both categories.  Superman: Earth One Volume 3 continued the urn of the series at #1m topping graphic novel charts.

 

 

Overall sales showed a healthy increase both against February 2014 and tear to date. Graphic novels took a bit of a tumble in the month to month but remain stable overall.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR

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MARVEL COMICS 38.44% 39.33%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 25.91% 28.15%
IMAGE COMICS 10.51% 10.61%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.57% 8.06%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.48% 2.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.63% 2.38%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.12% 2.12%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.95% 0.18%
VIZ MEDIA 0.89% 0.32%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.85% 0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.64% 5.54%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS 94 26 1 121
MARVEL COMICS 79 28 0 107
IMAGE COMICS 61 15 0 76
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 34 6 0 40
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 33 6 0 39
DARK HORSE COMICS 27 9 0 36
IDW PUBLISHING 23 8 0 31
VIZ LLC 0 25 0 25
AVATAR PRESS INC 8 2 1 11
EAGLEMOSS 0 0 10 10
OTHER NON-TOP 10 99 96 26 221

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
FEBRUARY 2015 VS. JANUARY 2015
COMICS 3.22% 6.42%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -18.17% -17.23%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.56% 4.53%
FEBRUARY 2015 VS. FEBRUARY 2014
COMICS 20.42% 22.14%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 0.08% -12.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 14.17% 19.18%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014
COMICS 15.20% 15.76%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.64% -0.34%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 13.20% 14.43%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ORPHAN BLACK #1 $3.99 DEC140468-M IDW
2 DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 DEC140792-M MAR
3 SPIDER-GWEN #1 $3.99 DEC140832-M MAR
4 STAR WARS #2 $3.99 DEC140806-M MAR
5 BATMAN #39 $3.99 DEC140325-M DC
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 DEC140845-M MAR
7 DARTH VADER #2 $3.99 DEC140803-M MAR
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 DEC140849-M MAR
9 SILK #1 $3.99 DEC140837-M MAR
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 $3.99 DEC140263-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 3 HC $22.99 OCT140340 DC
2 SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP (MR) $14.99 OCT140654 IMA
3 THE FADE-OUT VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 DEC140664 IMA
4 SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
5 CHEW VOLUME 9: CHICKEN TENDERS TP (MR) $14.99 DEC140632 IMA
6 TREES VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $14.99 DEC140696 IMA
7 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 11 HC (MR) $34.99 DEC140703 IMA
8 MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP $15.99 JUN140725 MAR
9 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
10 KICK-ASS 3 TP (MR) $24.99 DEC140939 MAR

 


TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 92 SC $14.95 DEC141899 SAN
2 NEIL GAIMAN & DAVE MCKEAN: CRAZY HAIR SC $6.99 DEC141894 HAR
3 LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 SEP120055 DAR
4 STREET FIGHTER: WORLD WARRIOR ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $34.99 DEC141695 UDO
5 DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 79 SC $14.95 NOV141853 SAN
6 MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 30: PAOLO RIVERA SC $15.95 NOV141664 TWO
7 NEIL GAIMAN: TRIGGER WARNING HC $26.99 DEC141895 HAR
8 DC COMICS VISUAL HISTORY HC $50.00 DEC141865 DK
9 EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF BETTIE PAGE SC (MR) $19.99 DEC141862 BIN
10 MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1980S SC $27.95 SEP141665 TWO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL SELECT: ULTRON ACTION FIGURE MAR121603 DST
2 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: HAWKGIRL STATUE AUG140386 DC
3 MARVELL JUBILEE BISHOUJO STATUE AUG142464 KOT
4 DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE AUG148399 SQU
5 DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE NOV140358 DC
6 DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: HARLEY QUINN 2ND EDITION BUST JUN140318 DC
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2l SPIDER-MAN MAF EX DELUXE FIGURE FEB148328 MED
8 BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SERIES 1: BATMAN FIGURE JUN130307 DC
9 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ELECTRONIC DANCING BABY GROOT SEP148110 KID
10 SOFT SPOTS: PORTABLE PUPPY PLAYSET APR148308 ACT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUEL TRINITY WAR BOOSTER BRICK DEC142573 NEC
2 JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK MONOPOLY DEC142209 DST
3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED BOOSTER PACKS JAN152654 WIZ
4 DC HEROCLIX WAR OF LIGHT GRAVITY PACKS DEC142579 NEC
5 DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR GRAVITY PACKS DEC142576 NEC
6 RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128267 USA
7 DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR BOOSTER PROMO DEC142574 NEC
8 DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR FAST FORCES 6-PACK DEC142577 NEC
9 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED FAT PACK JAN152656 WIZ
10 MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA

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