My Little Pony, Masks, Judge Dredd And Shadowman Make It Into The November 2012 Top Hundred
Here's the Top 100 of comic books sold in November 2012 in North America through Diamond Comic Distribution. We ran an analysis of the top ten and marketshare last week but this gives us more insight. Marvel not only dominate the top 10 but the top 10-20 as well, with DC only getting two books in the top fifteen sellers. No wonder they busted DC open when it came to marketshare.
My Little Pony is in at number 15, but this is unlikely to include the 6-issue box sets which helped make up it's 100,000 orders. Masks #1, painted by Alex Ross, comes in at number 25, outselling Catwoman and The Amazing Spider-Man. Walking Dead has slipped down to 35. Judge Dredd #1 comes in at number 69, fnar fnar, Shadowman at number 90.
And in graphic novels, the new Walking Dead collection sells more that three times the new Fables OGN...
TOP 100 COMIC BOOKSBased on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2012
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TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELSBased on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2012
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And the baffling under-performance of JL Dark continues.
Well it does have the least imaginative name for a team with the possible exception of Young Avengers.
However, not the only DC book to be under performing:
Batman Inc #5 at 33
Flash #14 at 49
Both these books were in the top 10 two months ago? I'd have expected them to be outside the top 20 given Marvel relaunch, but I'm surprised by how much they have fallen.
Very pleased to see Judge Dredd inside the top 100, especially given how poorly the Dredd 3D performed at the box office. If the people who saw the film (which was very good) are buying the comic then that is great news.
Journey into Mystery #646 (#96) - Kathryn Immonen's debut (and entry into Marvel NOW!) gave this book just the tiniest sales bump. The premise ("Marvel's Wonder Woman gone berzerk on a bloody quest for knowledge") likely won't win over many new fans, but it was without a doubt one of the smartest and most stylish comics to arrive in November. Debuting behind Adventure Time #10 and Clone #1 should be taken as a vote of no-confidence from retailers, I'd imagine.
The trade chart is a bit more complicated, with everything skewing downward due to a continued assault by 17(!) Walking Dead volumes. My second favorite horror series - The Sixth Gun (from Oni Press) - rolled out its fourth collection in 62nd place, charting behind things like Alpha Flight Classic Vol. 3 and TMNT Micro Series TP Vol. 2. Its numbers are similar to other low-key horror offerings like Ragemoor and The Strain (both from Dark Horse). At this point in its life cycle, The Sixth Gun can (at best) be ascribed marginal cult status, seeing as how the monthly issues never crack the Top 300. I'd expect that to change if the proposed TV series ever makes it to air on NBC.
What i find interesting is how Marvel's flagship title Uncanny Avengers is already barely above Justice League 14 with issue 2. Granted it's likely All-New X-Men might take that spot in the end but it does seem to be quite the counter performance.
That being said, it does seem, paradoxically to be a month where performances and counter-performances abound.