Flashpoint #1 Sells Less Than Fear Itself #2

Posted by June 10, 2011 Comment

The Diamond Comics Distributors data for the month of May has been released. How has holding the line helped DC? What about the crossovers?

Well, as the headline points out, the first issue of DC’s big event crossover comic couldn’t beat even the second issue of Marvel’s. Both have gone to second printings, so the match isn’t totally won or lost, but that’s still an impressive result for Marvel, who also put two issues of FF in the top ten. This all contributed to Marvel improving their market share from 39.63% to 42.45% of all money spent, and from 45.28% to 46.35% of all products sold to retailers.

DC failed to gain any ground, even as they held the line at $2.99 and launched their new crossover event. Market share in dollars slipped from 27.62% to 26.68% and product share fell from 31.50% to 28.37%. September can’t come too soon for 1700 Broadway.

Good news for Avatar though, with Crossed 3D by David Lapham and Gianluca Pagliarani gained the best selling graphic novel of the month, quite an achievement for such a very very mature readers comic.

Here are the stats;

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS42.45%46.35%
DC COMICS26.68%28.37%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.89%3.59%
IMAGE COMICS4.88%5.35%
IDW PUBLISHING4.60%4.26%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.83%3.38%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.33%2.00%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT1.04%0.96%
VIZ MEDIA1.03%0.47%
AVATAR PRESS0.93%0.76%
OTHER NON TOP-108.34%4.51%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
MAY 2011 VS. APRIL 2011
COMICS-3.35%-2.66%
GRAPHIC NOVELS4.99%12.69%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-0.64%-1.42%
MAY 2011 VS. MAY 2010
COMICS-14.39%-15.46%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-4.42%-3.14%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-11.21%-14.46%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2011 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2010
COMICS-8.50%-8.80%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-5.41%-9.80%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-7.51%-8.89%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1FEAR ITSELF #2$3.99MAR110612-MMAR
2FLASHPOINT #1$3.99MAR110276-MDC
3GREEN LANTERN #66$2.99MAR110267-MDC
4AVENGERS #13$3.99MAR110620-MMAR
5FF #3$2.99MAR110682-MMAR
6GREEN LANTERN CORPS #60$2.99MAR110269-MDC
7FF #4$2.99MAR110685-MMAR
8BATMAN INCORPORATED #6$2.99FEB110141-MDC
9NEW AVENGERS #12$3.99MAR110649-MMAR
10AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #661$3.99MAR110664-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1CROSSED 3D GN VOL 01 (MR)$8.99AUG100795AVA
2STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOLUME 5: BOBA FETT AND THE SHIP OF FEAR TP$7.99OCT100033DAR
3DELIRIUM’S PARTY: A LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK HC$14.99NOV100264DC
4BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE VOLUME 3: BATMAN MUST DIE HC$24.99JAN110321DC
5BRIGHTEST DAY VOLUME 2 TP$29.99JAN110320DC
6DMZ VOLUME 10: COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT TP$14.99FEB110260DC
7GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN TP$14.99JAN110337-MDC
8IRREDEEMABLE VOLUME 6 TP$16.99MAR110975BOO
9BATMAN: LONG SHADOWS TP$14.99FEB110195DC
10AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOLUME 2 HC$24.99JAN110418DC

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1GOD OF WAR SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURESAPR100324DC
2DC X BISHOUJO: WONDER WOMAN STATUENOV101562KOT
3DC UNIVERSE ONLINE: WONDER WOMAN STATUEAUG100282DC
4WOLVERINE: X-FORCE STATUEOCT101609BOW
5MARVEL X BISHOUJO: MS. MARVEL STATUENOV101565KOT
6AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES 2 MINI-FIGURESSEP100333DC
7HALO: REACH SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURESFEB110477TMP
8STAR WARS: DARTH VADER ARTFX+ STATUENOV101561KOT
9WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 3: STAR SAPPHIRE BUSTMAY100312DC
10MARVEL COMICS ACTION FIGURE 2-PACKSFEB111596KEN

TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: NEW PHYREXIA BOOSTER PACKSMAR112030WIZ
2DC HEROCLIX: GREEN LANTERN 2011 FAST FORCES6-PACKSMAR112034NEC
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: NEW PHYREXIA FAT PACKMAR112033WIZ
4MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: NEW PHYREXIA INTRO DECKSMAR112031WIZ
5POKEMON TCG: BLACK & WHITE BOOSTER PACKSDEC108324POK
6MARVEL HEROCLIX: GIANT SIZED X-MEN BRICKJAN111976NEC
7YU-GI-OH! TCG: 5D’S EXTREME VICTORY BOOSTERSJAN118134KON
8WORLD OF WARCRAFT TCG: WAR OF THE ELEMENTS BOOSTER PACKSJAN111929CRY
9MOUSE GUARD RPG HCAPR098450ARA
10PATHFINDER ROLEPLAYING GAME: ULTIMATE MAGICMAR112011PAI
(Last Updated December 7, 2011 10:38 am )

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