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Two Issues Of The Walking Dead In February 2014′s Top Ten, As Comics Sales Begin To Drop

These are the official statistics for comic books as distributed in North America by Diamond Comic Distributors in the month of February 2014. So what have we learned? Well, the relaunch of Wolverine didn’t seem to bother the continuing Forever …

Marvel Takes 2013 Comics Marketshare Prize – But Not By Much

We tried to work out the top ten comics for 2013 sold to North America through Diamond Comic Distributors… and we got it fairly close. A few in the wrong order in the middle. Here’s the official chart below. Sales …

Harley Quinn Beats Out Amazing X-Men As Both Marvel And DC Drop Below 30% Of Retail Marketshare In November 2013

That’s a new one. Both Marvel and DC took under 30% of retail marketshare in November, 29.87% and 29.24% respectively. While both have dipped under that psychologically important share point before, for both to have done so in the same …

Marketshare Per Comic For October 2013 – Marvel Takes The Lead

Recently I reported on Diamond’s new policy to list how many titles each publisher has put out alongside their respective marketshare. And how I was happy to do the necessary dividing to compare them. So here is the marketshare per …

Marketshare Per Comic For September 2013 – DC Still Dominates, Depending How You Look At It

Last month I reported on Diamond’s new policy to list how many titles each publisher has put out alongside their respective marketshare. And how I was happy to do the necessary dividing to compare them. I also pointed out that …

DC Comics Crushes Marvel In September 2013 – The Rise Of The 3D Cover

Last month, we said “in September, DC will crush Marvel as the 3D Covers lift their backlist considerably…” Well, in September , DC Comics’ share of dollars spent in the direct market rose a massive ten points from 30.16% to …

Marketshare Per Comic – A New Way Of Measuring Publisher Performance

Marvel and Dark Horse have been pushing for this, even as DC Comics have been resisting. Diamond are now providing, alongside marketshare, a breakdown of how many titles and or what type, each publisher puts out each month. They haven’t …

Marvel Takes Back Marketshare In August In July, 2013, Infinity #1 Takes The Top Spot

In July, DC Comics had managed to pull ahead of Marvel Comics share of dollars, rising month on month from 28.27% to 29.57% to 32.50% while Marvel fell from 33.36% to  32.77% to 32.34%. In August, this was reversed, with …

DC Puts On Marketshare In July 2013 Over Marvel And Takes Six Of The Top Ten

Marvel’s comic industry dollar marketshare slipped from May’s 33.36% to June’s 32.77% to July’s 32.34%. But DC jumped from 28.27% to 29.57% to 32.50%, pipping Marvel to the post for the first time in… quite a while. Marvel still edged out …

DC Comics Grabs The Three Top Spots In June 2013

Marvel Comics maintained their marketshare in the direct market in June, slipping on dollars spent down from 33.36% to 32.77%, but putting on share of comics sold, from 37.44% to 38.29%. DC’s dollar share rose from 28.27% to 29.57% share while their …

DC’s Claws Back Marketshare And Starts To Steady Against Marvel

In April, DC Comics’s marketshare of the direct market in comic books had dropped again down to 25.98% of money spent and 27.73% of comics sold, against Marvel’s 37.95% and 41.78% while Image moved up to 9.04% and 9.87% In …

How Marvel And DC Plan To Dominate February Marketshare!

February is coming, the marketplace is getting fat. But how can Marvel and DC squeeze an extra point in this month’s statistics? By offering retailers deals like this. Exceed total orders of Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 with orders for Guardians …

Marvel Regains Marketshare Dominance From DC And Puts Five Books In The Top Ten, Walking Dead #103 Gets Ninth Place – October 2013

Well that’s a turnup for the books. Marvel’s books that is. It was a five week month which generally benefits Marvel as they plan to publish more in the fifth week, but DC’s recent dominance of the top ten was …

DC Comics Increases Marketshare In September, Marvel Keeps Avengers Vs X-Men At The Very Top, And The Market Slips From Last September’s Performance

Last month saw both Marvel and DC benefiting from Walking Dead #100 not taking away their marketshare, and saw DC again beat Marvel on marketshare by dollar but also saw Marvel claw back the volume marketshare. But that was a …

Both Marvel And DC Gained Marketshare In August 2012

In August DC again beat Marvel on marketshare by dollar but this month, rarely Marvel clawed back the volume share. Marvel traditionally have better five week months like August, as they produce comics to fill the extra week while DC …

DC Retakes Unit Market Share From Marvel, Thanks To Before Watchmen

In May, DC Comics took had 36.72% of the sales numbers of and 32.73% of the dollars spent on comics through Diamond in North America. While Marvel  had 38.64% of the sales numbers of and 35.32% of the dollars spent. …

DC And Marvel Put The Squeeze On Marketshare In May 2012 – Marvel Takes Top Two Titles, DC Keeps Seven Of The Top Ten

I speculated that the release of news today about DC’s Third Wave of New 52 titles may be because the monthly Diamond marketshare results were about to be released. Bingo, but it’s not bad news. In April, DC Comics had …

Marvel Smashes Three Titles Into The Top Five For March 2012 – But Did They?

I expected that Marvel would take the top spot away from Justice League in March, due to the sales of Avengers Vs X-Men #0, and Jim Lee leaving the book for a short sabbatical. But, thanks to Marvel shipping Avengers …