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Diamond Announces Top Products for February 2019

Diamond Announces Top Products for February 2019

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (March 15, 2019) — Contaminated by the Joker’s toxin, Batman faces the Grim Knight in Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs #Three from DC, the best-selling comedian e-book of February 2019 in response to info offered by Diamond Comedian Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and popular culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was February’s prime writer, main in greenback share with 40.20% and unit share with 44.48%. DC was second, with a greenback share of 28.69% and unit share of 30.64%. Picture Comics was third, with a 9.49% greenback share and a 9.30% unit share. Darkish Horse Comics was fourth with a Three.25% greenback share and a 2.58% unit share, adopted by Dynamite Leisure with a 2.58% greenback share and a 2.35% unit share, then IDW Publishing with a 2.55% greenback share and a 2.20% unit share, and BOOM! Studios with a 2.38% greenback share and a 2.26% unit share.

DC had 5 titles within the prime ten, together with Joshua Williamson and Guillem March’s Batman #64 at #2; Williamson and March’s Batman #65 at #Three; Tom King, Mitch Gerads, and Clay Mann’s Heroes in Disaster #6 at #5; and Williamson and Rafael Sandoval’s The Flash #64 at #Eight. Marvel Comics additionally had 5 titles among the many prime ten: Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Venom #11 ranked #four, Nick Spencer and Chris Bachalo’s Superb Spider-Man #15 ranked #6, Matthew Rosenberg and Salvador Larroca’s Uncanny X-Males #12 ranked #7, Rosenberg and Larroca’s Uncanny X-Males #11 ranked #9, and Avengers: No Street House #1 from an all-star line-up of writers and artists ranked #10. Among the many premier publishers, Picture Comics’ The Strolling Lifeless #188 ranked #28, BOOM! Studios’ Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 ranked #71, Dynamite Leisure’s Purple Sonja #1 ranked #98, Darkish Horse Comics’ William Gibson’s Alien Three #four ranked #133, and IDW Publishing’s Sonic the Hedgehog #13 ranked #144.

Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ critically-acclaimed Mister Miracle from DC was February’s best-selling graphic novel. Marvel Comics had a robust month in February with seven titles among the many prime ten, led by Christos Gage and Clayton Crain’s Spider-Geddon at #2. Chelsea Cain and Kate Miemczyk’s Man-Eaters Quantity 1 from Picture Comics additionally made the highest ten, ranked #7.

BBC Books’ Physician Who: Scratchmen, an unique novel by beloved Physician Who actor Tom Baker based mostly on his 1970s screenplay, was February’s best-selling guide.

Based mostly on the character from DC’s Darkish Nights: Metallic presently starring in his personal mini-series, the POP! DC Comics: The Batman Who Laughs Vinyl Determine from Funko, a PREVIEWS unique, was the best-selling toy product of February. Diamond Choose Toys’ Marvel Gallery: Squirrel Woman PVC Determine ranked #5. DC Collectibles had 4 merchandise within the prime ten, led by the DC Designer Collection: Nightwing & Batman by Ryan Sook Statue at #6.

Based mostly on the anime sensation, Shinobi 7’s My Hero Academia: The Card Recreation was February’s best-selling recreation product. Paizo Publishing had a robust month with 4 merchandise within the prime ten; the Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Field was their prime product at #Three. IDW Video games had two merchandise within the prime ten, led by the Sonic the Hedgehog: Crash Course Board Recreation at #7.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

40.20%

44.48%

DC

28.69%

30.64%

IMAGE COMICS

9.49%

9.30%

DARK HORSE COMICS

Three.25%

2.58%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.58%

2.35%

IDW PUBLISHING

2.55%

2.20%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.38%

2.26%

VIZ MEDIA

1.78%

zero.67%

ST. MARTINS PRESS

zero.60%

zero.16%

ONI PRESS INC.

zero.56%

zero.39%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.91%

four.96%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

FEBRUARY 2019 VS. JANUARY 2019

COMICS

-21.31%

-18.10%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-26.09%

-25.43%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-22.71%

-18.65%

TOYS

-19.93%

-35.10%

FEBRUARY 2019 VS. FEBRUARY 2018

COMICS

-6.06%

-Eight.47%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-Three.16%

-Eight.47%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-5.27%

-Eight.47%

TOYS

20.34%

18.44%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2019 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2018

COMICS

four.82%

-1.51%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.00%

-2.56%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

four.87%

-1.59%

TOYS

27.83%

39.44%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

86

40

zero

126

DC

59

28

1

88

IMAGE COMICS

47

19

zero

66

DARK HORSE COMICS

24

13

zero

37

IDW PUBLISHING

22

11

zero

33

BOOM! STUDIOS

21

10

zero

31

VIZ MEDIA

zero

27

zero

27

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

20

1

zero

21

SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT

zero

21

zero

21

ONI PRESS

four

Three

zero

7

OTHER NON-TOP 10

106

131

22

259

TOTAL

389

304

23

716

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #Three

$four.99

DEC180539-M DC

2

BATMAN #64

$Three.99

DEC180510-M DC

Three

BATMAN #65

$Three.99

DEC180515-M DC

four

VENOM #11

$Three.99

DEC180962-M MAR

5

HEROES IN CRISIS #6

$Three.99

DEC180521-M DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

$Three.99

DEC180951-M MAR

7

UNCANNY X-MEN #12

$Three.99

DEC180906-M MAR

Eight

THE FLASH #64

$Three.99

DEC180512-M DC

9

UNCANNY X-MEN #11

$7.99

DEC180896-M MAR

10

AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #1

$four.99

DEC180831-M MAR

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #Three

$four.99

DEC180539-M DC

2

UNCANNY X-MEN #11

$7.99

DEC180896-M MAR

Three

BATMAN #64

$Three.99

DEC180510-M DC

four

BATMAN #65

$Three.99

DEC180515-M DC

5

VENOM #11

$Three.99

DEC180962-M MAR

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16

$four.99

DEC180953-M MAR

7

HEROES IN CRISIS #6

$Three.99

DEC180521-M DC

Eight

RETURN OF WOLVERINE #5

$four.99

NOV180950-M MAR

9

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

$Three.99

DEC180951-M MAR

10

UNCANNY X-MEN #12

$Three.99

DEC180906-M MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)

$24.99

OCT180598 DC

2

SPIDER-GEDDON TP

$24.99

NOV181026 MAR

Three

INFINITY WARS TP

$34.99

NOV181024 MAR

four

IMMORTAL HULK VOLUME 2: GREEN DOOR TP

$15.99

NOV181036 MAR

5

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 17 GN

$9.99

DEC182240 VIZ

6

DEADPOOL: SECRET AGENT DEADPOOL TP

$14.99

NOV180967 MAR

7

MAN-EATERS VOLUME 1 TP

$12.99

DEC180123 IMA

Eight

INFINITY GAUNTLET: DELUXE EDITION TP

$34.99

AUG181075 MAR

9

CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1: WINTER IN AMERICA TP

$17.99

NOV181022 MAR

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER VOL. 2 TP

$15.99

NOV181033 MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)

$24.99

OCT180598 DC

2

HE MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE OMNIBUS HC

$150.00

JUL180761 DC

Three

CAPTAIN MARVEL/MS. MARVEL: A HERO IS BORN OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

AUG181069-M MAR

four

VENOMNIBUS HC VOL 02

$125.00

AUG181071 MAR

5

INFINITY WARS TP

$34.99

NOV181024 MAR

6

INFINITY GAUNTLET: DELUXE EDITION TP

$34.99

AUG181075 MAR

7

SPIDER-GEDDON TP

$24.99

NOV181026 MAR

Eight

STAR WARS BY JASON AARON OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

SEP180997 MAR

9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: LUKE CAGE POWER MAN VOL. Three

$75.00

AUG181073-M MAR

10

WONDER WOMAN BY PHIL JIMINEZ OMNIBUS HC

$75.00

AUG180663 DC

 

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DOCTOR WHO: SCRATCHMAN HC

$23.99

DEC181681 BBC

2

ALAN MOORE: WRITING FOR COMICS GN (MR)

$5.95

STAR18707 AVA

Three

FAST ENOUGH: BESSIE STRINGFIELD’S FIRST RIDE HC

$17.99

NOV181857 LIO

four

JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH: A DISCOVERY ADVENTURE HC

$14.99

OCT181271 BOO

5

MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES: MIGHTY MARVELS SC

$four.99

DEC181953 MAR

6

COMICS JOURNAL #303

$14.99

NOV181771 FAN

7

WORLD OF READING: THIS IS CAPT MARVEL SC

$four.99

DEC181955 MAR

Eight

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK VOLUME 1

$12.99

OCT151871 ZEN

9

BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC

$44.99

MAR172148 UDO

10

MARVEL: POWERS OF A GIRL HC

$16.99

DEC181952 MAR

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

POP! DC HEROES: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS VINYL FIGURE JUN188595 FUN

2

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: IRON MAN STEALTH ARMOR FIGURE JUN178877 MEZ

Three

OVERWATCH: WIDOWMAKER FIGMA JAN188448 GOO

four

FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS KAI: CLOUD STRIFE & FENRIR FIGURE MAY188937 SQU

5

MARVEL GALLERY: SQUIRREL GIRL COMIC PVC FIGURE AUG182582 DIA

6

DC DESIGNER SERIES: NIGHTWING & BATGIRL BY RYAN SOOK STATUE JUL180809 DC

7

OVERWATCH: JUNKRAT “CLASSIC SKIN” NENDOROID MAY189432 GOO

Eight

DC ESSENTIALS: NIGHTWING FIGURE AUG180673 DC

9

DC ESSENTIALS: SHAZAM & BLACK ADAM ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK JUN180604 DC

10

DC ESSENTIALS: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE AUG180675 DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MY HERO ACADEMIA CARD GAME JUL183082 SHI

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: EARTH X BOOSTER BRICK JUL188756 NEC

Three

PATHFINDER PAWNS BESTIARY BOX FEB168541 PAI

four

TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAI

5

WORLD OF LAZARUS: MODERN AGE RPG CAMPAIGN SETTING HC MAR182717 GRE

6

STARFINDER PAWNS: ALIEN ARCHIVE 2 PAWN BOX DEC183290 PAI

7

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: CRASH COURSE BOARDGAME MAY180772 IDW

Eight

INVADER ZIM: DOOMSDAY DICE GAME AUG180835 IDW

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RAVNICA ALLEGIANCE BOOSTER PACKS AUG183195 WIZ

10

STARFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: FIRE STARTERS PART 1 DEC183289 PAI

How does Diamond calculate the charts? All of it begins on the comedian ebook store.

Knowledge for Diamond’s gross sales charts — which incorporates the month-to-month market shares and all prime product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comedian Distributors from gross sales made to hundreds of comedian ebook specialty outlets situated in North America and around the globe.  Further gross sales made to on-line retailers and different specialty retailers could also be included as properly.

Unit and greenback market shares are calculated based mostly upon orders for comedian books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond clients throughout any given month, which includes pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies which might be acquired again from a title marked as returnable. Please notice that comics marked with an asterisk

have had their reported portions lowered resulting from retailer returnability, and thus might rank decrease on the charts than their precise gross sales would mirror.

The New Titles Rely Chart consists of all titles that have been invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the primary time in the course of the month and isn’t the official solicited title rely for the month. Variant version comedian books and graphic novels on the similar worth level rely as a single SKU. Variant version comedian books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at totally different worth factors rely as separate SKUs for every version

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