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Diamond Announces Top Products for April 2019

Diamond Announces Top Products for April 2019

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (Might 10, 2019) — Malekith and his armies, recent from conquering 9 of the cosmic realms, invades Midgard, higher referred to as Earth, in Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman’s Warfare of the Realms#1, the primary chapter of the brand new crossover occasion from Marvel Comics and the best-selling comedian e-book of April 2019 in accordance with info offered by Diamond Comedian Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and popular culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was April’s prime writer with a greenback share of 45.50% and a unit share of 50.70%. DC Comics positioned second with a 24.73% greenback share and a 25.89% unit share. In third was Picture Comics with a 7.93% greenback share and a 7.60% unit share. IDW Publishing ranked fourth with a Three.26% greenback share and a couple of.76% unit share, adopted by Darkish Horse Comics with a 2.89% greenback share and a 1.92% unit share, then BOOM! Studios with a 2.46% greenback share and a 2.75% unit share, and Dynamite Leisure with a 1.71% greenback share and a 1.53% unit share.

Marvel Comics had six of the month’s prime ten best-selling comedian books. Along with Struggle of the Realms #1, Peter David and Greg Land’s Symbiote Spider-Man #1 ranked #2, The Immortal Hulk #16 ranked #four, Thanos #1 ranked #7, Net of Venom: Cult of Carnage #1 ranked #9, and Superb Spider-Man #20 ranked #10. DC Comics had 4 titles within the prime ten: Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs #four ranked #Three, Batman #69 ranked #5, Batman #68 ranked #6, and Heroes in Disaster #Eight ranked #Eight. Among the many premier publishers, Picture Comics’ The Strolling Lifeless #190 ranked #31, BOOM! Studios’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer #four ranked #78, IDW Publishing’s Marvel Motion: Black Panther #1 ranked #115, Dynamite Leisure’s Pink Sonja #Three ranked #136, and Darkish Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The Second of the Storm #1 ranked #150.

Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel’s The Magic Order Quantity 1 from Picture Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of April. Additionally within the prime ten from Picture Comics was Gideon Falls Quantity 2: Unique Sins at #Three andUnnatural Quantity 2 at #9. Marvel Comics had three titles within the prime ten: Venom by Donny Cates Quantity 2 at #2, Star Wars Quantity 10: Escape at #6, and Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter at #10. Darkish Horse Comics had two titles within the prime ten, Gerard Means and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy Quantity 1: The Apocalypse Suite at #four and The Umbrella Academy Quantity 2: Dallas at #Eight, because of the brand new Umbrella Academy tv collection on Netflix. DC Comics additionally had two titles within the prime ten: Catwoman Quantity 1: Copycats at #5 and Batman: Detective Comics Quantity 9: Deface the Face at #7.

No Recreation No Life Quantity Eight, a light-weight novel from Yen Press, was April’s best-selling ebook. Graphix’s Share Your Smile: Raina’s Information to Telling Your Personal Story, a how-to e-book on writing and drawing from best-selling graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier, ranked #2. Marvel Comics’ The Street to Avengers: Endgame — The Artwork of the Cinematic Universe ranked #7. Darkish Horse Comics’ Hellboy: The Artwork of the Movement Image ranked #9.

Based mostly on Blizzard Leisure’s best-selling online game, the Overwatch: Torbjörn “Basic Pores and skin” Nendoroidwas the best-selling toy of April. Funko’s POP! DC Heroes: John Constantine Vinyl Determine, a PREVIEWS unique determine of the hard-boiled mage launched for Free Comedian Ebook Day, ranked #2 for the month. DC Collectibles had three merchandise within the prime ten: the Batman Black & White: White Knight Batman Statue by Sean Murphy ranked #Three, the DC Bombshells: Batwoman “Away Uniform” Statue ranked #Eight, and the DC Designer Collection: Inexperienced Lantern by Ivan Reis Statue ranked #10. Diamond Choose Toys additionally had three merchandise within the prime ten: the Marvel Gallery: Symbiote Spider-Man Statue, a PREVIEWS unique statue launched for Free Comedian Guide Day, ranked #four; the Aliens Colonial marines: Armored Personnel Service 1/18-Scale Car ranked #four; and the John Wick 2 Gallery PVC Determine ranked #9.

Hasbro’s Dungeons & Dragons: Stranger Issues Version, a model of the basic tabletop role-playing recreation impressed by the occasions of the hit Netflix collection Stranger Issues, was the best-selling recreation product of April.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

45.50%

50.70%

DC COMICS

25.73%

25.89%

IMAGE COMICS

7.93%

7.60%

IDW PUBLISHING

Three.26%

2.76%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.89%

1.92%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.46%

2.75%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.71%

1.53%

VIZ MEDIA

1.07%

zero.40%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

zero.76%

zero.91%

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

zero.70%

zero.71%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.99%

four.83%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

APRIL 2019 VS. MARCH 2019

COMICS

-11.12%

zero.07%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-19.02%

-27.69%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-13.26%

-2.22%

TOYS

-11.38%

-Eight.24%

APRIL 2019 VS. APRIL 2018

COMICS

-14.67%

-13.92%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-25.37%

-31.39%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-17.65%

-15.24%

TOYS

15.41%

18.74%

YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018

COMICS

1.83%

-5.35%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-Three.18%

-6.11%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

zero.41%

-5.40%

TOYS

19.14%

27.48%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

106

37

zero

143

DC COMICS

52

32

1

85

IMAGE COMICS

47

13

zero

60

IDW PUBLISHING

32

9

zero

41

BOOM! STUDIOS

20

11

zero

31

DARK HORSE COMICS

19

7

zero

26

YEN PRESS

zero

24

zero

24

DYNAMITE

16

four

zero

20

AFTERSHOCK COMICS

11

four

zero

15

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

9

1

zero

10

OTHER

101

133

18

252

TOTAL

413

275

19

707

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

WAR OF THE REALMS #1

$5.99

JAN190870-M MAR

2

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1

$four.99

FEB190822-M MAR

Three

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #four

$four.99

FEB190484-M DC

four

THE IMMORTAL HULK #16

$Three.99

FEB190849-M MAR

5

BATMAN #69

$Three.99

FEB190480-M DC

6

BATMAN #68

$Three.99

FEB190478-M DC

7

THANOS #1

$four.99

FEB190810-M MAR

Eight

HEROES IN CRISIS #Eight

$Three.99

FEB190462-M DC

9

WEB OF VENOM: CULT OF CARNAGE #1

$four.99

FEB190858-M MAR

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20

$Three.99

FEB190837-M MAR

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

WAR OF THE REALMS #1

$5.99

JAN190870-M MAR

2

SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1

$four.99

FEB190822-M MAR

Three

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #four

$four.99

FEB190484-M DC

four

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000

$9.99

JAN190542-M DC

5

WEB OF VENOM: CULT OF CARNAGE #1

$four.99

FEB190858-M MAR

6

THANOS #1

$four.99

FEB190810-M MAR

7

THE IMMORTAL HULK #16

$Three.99

FEB190849-M MAR

Eight

BATMAN #69

$Three.99

FEB190480-M DC

9

BATMAN #68

$Three.99

FEB190478-M DC

10

WAR OF THE REALMS #2

$four.99

FEB190759-M MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE MAGIC ORDER VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$19.99

FEB190095-M IMA

2

VENOM BY DONNY CATES VOLUME 2 TP

$17.99

JAN191101 MAR

Three

GIDEON FALLS VOLUME 2: ORIGINAL SINS TP (MR)

$16.99

FEB190077 IMA

four

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 1: APOCALYPSE SUITE TP

$17.99

SEP108136 DAR

5

CATWOMAN VOLUME 1: COPYCATS TP

$16.99

JAN190665 DC

6

STAR WARS VOLUME 10: ESCAPE TP

$17.99

JAN191095 MAR

7

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 9: DEFACE THE FACE TP

$16.99

JAN190661 DC

Eight

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 2: DALLAS TP

$17.99

DEC098005 DAR

9

UNNATURAL VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$16.99

FEB190120 IMA

10

JESSICA JONES: PURPLE DAUGHTER TP

$19.99

JAN191027 MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

INFINITY WAR OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

OCT181002 MAR

2

THE DEATH & RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS HC

$150.00

SEP180566 DC

Three

THE MAGIC ORDER VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$19.99

FEB190095-M IMA

four

INFINITY BY STARLIN & HICKMAN OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

OCT181005 MAR

5

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE

$500.00

OCT181006 MAR

6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AVENGERS VOL. 19 HC

$75.00

OCT181009-M MAR

7

VENOM BY DONNY CATES VOLUME 2 TP

$17.99

JAN191101 MAR

Eight

PAPER GIRLS DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 2 HC

$34.99

NOV180079 IMA

9

GIDEON FALLS VOLUME 2: ORIGINAL SINS TP (MR)

$16.99

FEB190077 IMA

10

BATMAN/SUPERMAN SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$99.99

SEP180539 DC

 

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

NO GAME NO LIFE VOLUME Eight LIGHT NOVEL SC

$14.00

DEC182289 YEN

2

SHARE YOUR SMILE: RAINA’S GUIDE TO TELLING YOUR OWN STORY HC

$12.99

FEB191785 SCH

Three

BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC

$44.99

MAR172148 UDO

four

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 140 SC

$14.95

JAN192066 SAN

5

MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC (NEW EDITION)

$40.00

JAN191813 DK

6

SAMURAI PIZZA CATS OFFICIAL FAN BOOK SC

$39.99

NOV182128 UDO

7

THE ROAD TO MARVEL’SS AVENGERS: ENDGAME: THE ART OF THE CINEMATIC UNIV HC SLIPCASE

$50.00

JAN191086 MAR

Eight

FAMILY TRAITS HC

$29.99

DEC182218 UDO

9

HELLBOY: THE ART OF THE MOTION PICTURE HC

$39.99

JAN190452 DAR

10

FLCL ARCHIVES TP

$39.99

DEC182217 UDO

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

OVERWATCH: TORBJRN NENDOROID SEP188531 GOO

2

POP! DC HEROES: JOHN CONSTANTINE FCBD 2019 VINYL FIGURE NOV180015 FUN

Three

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: WHITE KNIGHT STATUE BY SEAN MURPHY SEP180641 DC

four

MARVEL GALLERY: SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN FCBD 2019 PVC STATUE AUG188000 DST

5

ALIENS COLONIAL MARINES: ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER 1/18-SCALE VEHICLE APR182281 DST

6

HELLRAISER Three: HELL ON EARTH: PINHEAD BISHOUJO STATUE JUL189121 KOT

7

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES NOV188096 HAS

Eight

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BATWOMAN “AWAY UNIFORM” STATUE SEP180642 DC

9

JOHN WICK 2 GALLERY PVC FIGURE JUN182313 DST

10

DC DESIGNER SERIES: GREEN LANTERN BY IVAN REIS STATUE SEP180631 DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: STRANGER THINGS EDITION JAN198565 HAS

2

DC HEROCLIX REBIRTH BOOSTER BRICK NOV182895 NEC

Three

MY HERO ACADEMIA CARD GAME JUL183082 SHI

four

STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI

5

PATHFINDER PAWNS: BESTIARY BOX FEB168541 PAI

6

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI

7

STARFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: DAWN OF FLAME PART 2 JAN193202 PAI

Eight

CREATURE CODEX HC JUL183073 PAI

9

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

10

STARFINDER RPG: CRITICAL FUMBLE DECK JAN193205 PAI

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