Top 100 Comics And Graphic Novels With Full Marketshare Stats For February 2012

As Bleeding Cool reported earlier, DC have, again, a lock on the top ten of comics distributed to comic stores in North America by Diamond in February 2012. But Marvel have regained both retail and unit market share. And as to that Top Ten, I expect Avengers Vs X-Men #0 may throw a fly in that particular ointment in March.

Also congrats to Dynamite. Named the Under 4% Publisher Of 2011 in the Diamond Gem Awards (seriously, why has nobody else reported the results?), they seem to be rocking February with a 4.2% share. Will they be ineligible for that award next year?

Here’s a look at the top 100 comics, top 100 graphic novels, publisher marketshare and industry performance.

Top 100 Comics for February 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 105.38 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $3.99 DC
2 3 100.00 BATMAN #6 $2.99 DC
3 2 75.19 ACTION COMICS #6 $3.99 DC
4 4 73.50 DETECTIVE COMICS #6 $2.99 DC
5 5 73.24 GREEN LANTERN #6 $2.99 DC
6 8 60.05 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 $2.99 DC
7 16 54.21 SUPERMAN #6 $2.99 DC
8 20 52.98 FLASH #6 $2.99 DC
9 23 49.39 AQUAMAN #6 $2.99 DC
10 13 49.12 BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
11 6 46.58 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
12 7 46.08 UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
13 9 43.43 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
14 10 43.08 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
15 28 42.18 WONDER WOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
16 11 42.12 NEW AVENGERS #21 $3.99 MAR
17 12 41.83 AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 $3.99 MAR
18 29 41.35 TEEN TITANS #6 $2.99 DC
19 15 41.01 AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
20 14 40.92 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679 $3.99 MAR
21 17 40.65 AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
22 18 40.38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #680 $3.99 MAR
23 19 39.88 NEW AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
24 35 39.65 WINTER SOLDIER #1 $2.99 MAR
25 21 39.43 UNCANNY X-FORCE #21 $3.99 MAR
26 36 39.41 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1 $2.99 MAR
27 37 39.17 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #6 $2.99 DC
28 22 38.66 UNCANNY X-FORCE #22 $3.99 MAR
29 40 38.32 BATWOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
30 30 37.24 BATGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
31 31 37.16 NIGHTWING #6 [*] $2.99 DC
32 33 35.85 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
33 24 35.51 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
34 25 35.24 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
35 26 33.85 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $3.99 MAR
36 27 33.29 INCREDIBLE HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
37 51 33.02 FANTASTIC FOUR #603 $2.99 MAR
38 54 32.10 SWAMP THING #6 $2.99 DC
39 55 32.04 WINTER SOLDIER #2 $2.99 MAR
40 58 31.59 FF #15 $2.99 MAR
41 32 30.62 SECRET AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
42 49 30.44 RED LANTERNS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
43 34 29.94 WOLVERINE #301 $3.99 MAR
44 64 29.50 DAREDEVIL #9 $2.99 MAR
45 53 29.04 CATWOMAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
46 38 28.91 SECRET AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
47 39 28.73 X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
48 42 28.40 X-MEN #25 $3.99 MAR
49 66 28.38 X-MEN LEGACY #262 $2.99 MAR
50 41 28.33 DEADPOOL #50 $3.99 MAR
51 59 27.95 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
52 43 27.30 MIGHTY THOR #11 $3.99 MAR
53 60 27.13 SUPERGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
54 62 26.98 ANIMAL MAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
55 61 26.88 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6 [*] $2.99 DC
56 44 26.69 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #2 $3.99 MAR
57 45 26.36 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #7 $3.99 MAR
58 71 26.31 SCARLET SPIDER #2 $2.99 MAR
59 65 26.30 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
60 46 26.12 DEFENDERS #3 $3.99 MAR
61 47 25.82 VENOM #13 $3.99 MAR
62 48 25.49 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 $3.99 MAR
63 72 25.19 WALKING DEAD #94 (MR) $2.99 IMA
64 50 25.19 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
65 70 24.19 SUPERBOY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
66 56 23.99 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
67 57 23.74 ASTONISHING X-MEN #47 $3.99 MAR
68 75 23.26 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #6 $2.99 DAR
69 52 22.46 MAGIC THE GATHERING #1 $3.99 IDW
70 63 22.01 CARNAGE USA #3 $3.99 MAR
71 73 21.60 SUICIDE SQUAD #6 [*] $2.99 DC
72 80 21.42 VENOM #13.1 $2.99 MAR
73 79 21.37 DEADPOOL #51 $2.99 MAR
74 74 21.28 BIRDS OF PREY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
75 81 21.14 VENOM #13.2 $2.99 MAR
76 82 21.12 VENOM #13.4 $2.99 MAR
77 76 21.09 GREEN ARROW #6 [*] $2.99 DC
78 83 20.99 VENOM #13.3 $2.99 MAR
79 67 20.70 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1 $3.99 DC
80 84 20.45 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #627 $2.99 MAR
81 85 20.30 STORMWATCH #6 $2.99 DC
82 89 19.01 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #9 $2.99 MAR
83 90 18.99 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #8 $2.99 MAR
84 91 18.96 X-FACTOR #231 $2.99 MAR
85 92 18.82 X-FACTOR #232 $2.99 MAR
86 68 18.57 MAGIC THE GATHERING #2 $3.99 IDW
87 69 18.34 ALL STAR WESTERN #6 [*] $3.99 DC
88 98 18.11 NEW MUTANTS #37 $2.99 MAR
89 100 17.64 NEW MUTANTS #38 $2.99 MAR
90 103 17.51 PUNISHER #8 $2.99 MAR
91 105 17.38 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #634 $2.99 MAR
92 104 17.33 HUNTRESS #5 $2.99 DC
93 77 17.12 MOON KNIGHT #10 $3.99 MAR
94 106 17.10 AVENGERS ACADEMY #25 $2.99 MAR
95 107 16.93 HULK #48 $2.99 MAR
96 109 16.84 AVENGERS ACADEMY #26 $2.99 MAR
97 97 16.45 DEMON KNIGHTS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
98 96 16.41 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6 [*] $2.99 DC
99 88 16.01 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $3.50 DAR
100 95 15.81 FATALE #2 [*] (MR) $3.50 IMA

Top 100 Graphic Novels for February 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 10 3.42 BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM TP $14.99 DC
2 9 3.16 FANTASTIC FOUR SEASON ONE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
3 18 2.54 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 02 DEATHLOK NATION $15.99 MAR
4 7 2.48 AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 03 (MR) $24.99 DC
5 22 2.43 BATMAN TIME AND THE BATMAN TP $14.99 DC
6 5 2.37 BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR HC $29.99 DC
7 32 2.25 BATMAN VS BANE TP $12.99 DC
8 26 2.20 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 (MR) $14.99 IMA
9 56 2.14 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
10 14 2.13 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
11 21 1.84 CARNAGE FAMILY FEUD TP $19.99 MAR
12 37 1.74 HELLBLAZER PHANTOM PAINS TP (MR) $14.99 DC
13 67 1.73 BLEACH TP VOL 38 $9.99 VIZ
14 38 1.71 IZOMBIE TP VOL 03 SIX FEET UNDER AND RISING (MR) $14.99 DC
15 57 1.70 X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM TP $14.99 MAR
16 17 1.66 UNCANNY X-FORCE DARK ANGEL SAGA PREM HC BOOK 02 $24.99 MAR
17 27 1.65 STAR WARS JEDI VOL 01 DARK SIDE TP $18.99 DAR
18 39 1.60 FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 01 $15.99 MAR
19 13 1.54 FABLES DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 04 (MR) $29.99 DC
20 20 1.52 SUPERIOR PREM HC $24.99 MAR
21 44 1.51 ANNIHILATORS TP $19.99 MAR
22 53 1.48 SUPERMAN THE BLACK RING TP VOL 01 $14.99 DC
23 34 1.47 PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA PREM HC VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
24 66 1.44 DAREDEVIL REBORN TP $16.99 MAR
25 55 1.42 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
26 23 1.41 ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
27 58 1.35 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN TP VOL 08 UNFIXABLE $15.99 MAR
28 73 1.32 NEGIMA GN VOL 33 (MR) $10.99 RAN
29 31 1.30 SUPERMAN REIGN OF DOOMSDAY HC $22.99 DC
30 25 1.28 STAR WARS LONG TIME AGO OMNIBUS TP VOL 05 $24.99 DAR
31 33 1.28 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DE
32 60 1.28 KING CONAN THE SCARLET CITADEL TP $14.99 DAR
33 40 1.27 X-FORCE NECROSHA TP $19.99 MAR
34 43 1.26 POWER GIRL OLD FRIENDS TP $19.99 DC
35 41 1.24 SHOWCASE PRESENTS GHOSTS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
36 71 1.19 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
37 114 1.18 LOEG BLACK DOSSIER HC 2ND PTG $29.99 DC
38 12 1.15 INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLL HC VOL 07 $39.99 IMA
39 86 1.14 GANTZ TP VOL 21 $12.99 DAR
40 47 1.14 SANDMAN TP VOL 08 WORLDS END (MR) $19.99 DC
41 49 1.14 CAPTAIN AMERICA PRISONER OF WAR TP $19.99 MAR
42 36 1.13 ASSASSINS CREED THE FALL TP (MR) $18.99 UBI
43 121 1.12 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
44 4 1.12 AVENGERS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 JRJR CVR $99.99 MAR
45 99 1.10 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 02 30 YEARS LATER $11.99 ARC
46 1 1.09 JOHN ROMITA AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARTIST ED HC IDW
47 35 1.08 ULT COMICS ULTIMATES BY HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
48 78 1.06 X-MEN LEGACY NECROSHA TP $15.99 MAR
49 6 1.04 MMW UNCANNY X-MEN HC VOL 08 $59.99 MAR
50 64 1.01 NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP VOL 02 $19.99 MAR
51 144 1.01 AVENGERS ORIGIN TP $14.99 MAR
52 61 1.01 SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC SPIDER-MAN TP $19.99 MAR
53 30 1.00 ASTONISHING X-MEN WHEDON CASSADAY ULT COLL TP BOOK 01 $29.99 MAR
54 97 1.00 XOMBI TP $14.99 DC
55 135 1.00 WOLVERINE AND CAPTAIN AMERICA TP $14.99 MAR
56 96 0.99 DEADMAN TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC
57 87 0.99 UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SOLUTION $15.99 MAR
58 79 0.98 MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME TP $16.99 MAR
59 65 0.97 ARTIFACTS TP VOL 03 $19.99 IMA
60 117 0.97 MEGA MAN TP VOL 02 TIME KEEPS SLIPPING $11.99 ARC
61 190 0.96 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST GN PINEAPPLE & OTHER $6.99 APE
62 154 0.96 BAKUMAN TP VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
63 104 0.95 SOUL EATER TP VOL 08 $11.99 HAC
64 101 0.95 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $14.99 DC
65 45 0.95 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 DC
66 100 0.94 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE (MR) $14.99 IMA
67 128 0.92 AVENGERS HAWKEYE TP $19.99 MAR
68 24 0.92 A TALE OF SAND HC $29.95 ARA
69 108 0.91 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA MONUMENT POINT TP $14.99 DC
70 156 0.91 GATE 7 TP VOL 02 $10.99 DAR
71 173 0.91 JOHN CARTER A PRINCESS OF MARS TP $14.99 MAR
72 155 0.90 IRON MAN 2.0 TP VOL 02 ASYMMETRY $14.99 MAR
73 72 0.90 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
74 3 0.90 X-MEN AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAR
75 166 0.90 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 06 $9.99 VIZ
76 51 0.90 STAND NIGHT HAS COME PREM HC $24.99 MAR
77 133 0.89 XXXHOLIC GN VOL 19 $10.99 RAN
78 76 0.89 FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-MEN PREM HC $19.99 MAR
79 92 0.87 AVENGERS BIG THREE TP $29.99 MAR
80 115 0.85 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (MR) $14.99 IMA
81 141 0.85 EXPLORER THE MYSTERY BOXES SC $10.95 ABR
82 77 0.85 VENGEANCE HC $24.99 MAR
83 146 0.84 PIGS TP VOL 01 HELLO CRUEL WORLD (MR) $12.99 IMA
84 122 0.83 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR) $14.99 IMA
85 103 0.82 HACK SLASH TP VOL 10 DEAD CELEBRITIES $16.99 IMA
86 125 0.81 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
87 136 0.81 FABLES TP VOL 16 SUPER TEAM (MR) $14.99 DC
88 224 0.80 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST GN BERRY SCARY STORM $6.99 APE
89 176 0.80 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 PROMISE PART 1 $10.99 DAR
90 170 0.79 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE $12.99 DC
91 2 0.79 WALLY WOOD EC STORIES ARTIST ED HC IDW
92 142 0.79 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 19 $12.99 VIZ
93 28 0.78 DC UNIVERSE SECRET ORIGINS HC $39.99 DC
94 220 0.77 POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 04 $7.99 VIZ
95 89 0.77 CHRONICLES OF KULL TP VOL 05 DEAD MEN O/T DEEP & OTHER STORI $18.99 DAR
96 68 0.77 TORSO GN HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
97 90 0.76 WITCHBLADE REDEMPTION TP VOL 04 $19.99 IMA
98 105 0.76 KEY OF Z TP VOL 01 (MR) $14.99 BOO
99 93 0.76 V FOR VENDETTA TP (MR) $19.99 DC
100 138 0.76 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA

Publisher Market Share for February 2012

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 35.92%
DC COMICS 29.47%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.66%
IMAGE COMICS 5.53%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.98%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 4.20%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.61%
VIZ MEDIA 1.10%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.08%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 1.03%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.43%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.61%
DC COMICS 35.26%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.62%
IMAGE COMICS 4.88%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.06%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.82%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.40%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 1.11%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.68%
BONGO COMICS 0.52%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.04%

 

Comparative Sales Statistics for February 2012

  DOLLARS UNITS
FEBRUARY 2012 VS. JANUARY 2012
COMICS 10.84% 8.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 11.45% 11.07%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 11.03% 8.55%
FEBRUARY 2012 VS. FEBRUARY 2011
COMICS 22.26% 19.63%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 15.65% 11.24%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 20.11% 18.97%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011
COMICS 26.71% 25.94%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.93% 9.90%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 23.49% 24.61%
LAST TWELVE MONTHS VERSUS PREVIOUS TWELVE MONTHS
COMICS 7.46% 10.76%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -1.85% -9.27%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 4.35% 8.96%