Now Spider-Man And Fear Itself Beat Flashpoint But DC Regain Marketshare – And Dynamite Is Rising

Ultimate Spider-Man #160, featuring the death of Ultimate Spider-Man smashed through the sales barriers in June taking the number one spot, and will likely have sold well over the 100,000 estimated sales barrier. Indeed, it looks like the estimated figure will be more like 150,000 to 170,000. Fear Itself #3 at the number two point may be nudging the 100,000 point as well. While Flashpoint comes in at number three, around the 88,000 mark.

At number 16, Brightest Day Aftermath will be the highest sales John Constantine will have seen for a while, but the Flashpoint and Fear Itself tie ins don't seem to bother the high echelons of the charts, and have been far less affected in terms of sales than, say, the Civil War crossovers of a few years ago, clustering around the middle of the Top 100 rather than bothering the top twenty that much.

In terms of market share, Marvel claimed 39.32% of dollars and 43.04% items sold. DC claimed 28.03% of dollars and 33.17% of items sold. Marvel stil outstrip DC, but the gap has been narrowed, in dollars from 16 points to 11 points and in products sold from 18 points to 10 points. Will September continue that trend?

Dynamite made a big jump in terms of product sold, selling more comics in June that Dark Horse and IDW.

And while sales overall are still down year on year, the difference between June 2011 and June 2010, is much less than for the year as a whole so far,

In total, June's printed material sales increased over May, with Comics improving by 18.31% and Graphic Novels by 17.67%. Sales fell slightly from the same month last year, with Comics down 4.62% and Graphic Novels down 8.15%. Sales for the second quarter also improved over the first quarter, with Comics up 8.41% and Graphic Novels up 13.75%. Total merchandise sales in June increased by 104% over May, led by Apparel (up 238%) and Toys (up 135%).

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2011

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
11300.03APR110569-MULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160$3.99MAR
22180.03APR110534-MFEAR ITSELF #3$3.99MAR
33164.75APR110101-MFLASHPOINT #2$3.99DC
44120.61APR110539AVENGERS #14$3.99MAR
518110.94APR110612-MFF #5$2.99MAR
65108.60APR110574NEW AVENGERS #13$3.99MAR
76107.39APR110595AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #663$3.99MAR
821105.64MAR110294-MBATMAN INCORPORATED #7$2.99DC
924103.52APR110159-MBATMAN AND ROBIN #24$2.99DC
108103.19APR110597AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #664$3.99MAR
119102.20APR110637-MUNCANNY X-MEN #539$3.99MAR
1225101.53APR110099-MGREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #11$2.99DC
1310100.39APR110636UNCANNY X-MEN #538$3.99MAR
1411100.16APR110657-MUNCANNY X-FORCE #11$3.99MAR
1526100.00APR110153BATMAN #711$2.99DC
162797.77APR110142-MBRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH THE SEARCH #1$2.99DC
171297.46APR110565-MULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #159$3.99MAR
181393.95APR110549-MSECRET AVENGERS #14 FEAR$3.99MAR
191490.59APR110584-MMIGHTY THOR #3$3.99MAR
203788.21APR110547-MALPHA FLIGHT #1$3.99MAR
211586.20APR110642-MX-MEN #12$3.99MAR
223085.56APR110146-MJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58$2.99DC
233384.97APR110106FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1$2.99DC
24784.86APR110652X-MEN LEGACY #250$4.99MAR
251684.34APR110577-MCAPTAIN AMERICA #619$3.99MAR
261784.09APR110644-MX-MEN #13$3.99MAR
273481.86APR110653X-MEN LEGACY #251$2.99MAR
282080.59APR110567-MULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #5$3.99MAR
291980.35APR110639WOLVERINE #10$3.99MAR
302279.69APR110553INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #505 FEAR$3.99MAR
313579.00APR110148-MACTION COMICS #902$2.99DC
322378.72APR110640WOLVERINE #11$3.99MAR
333678.35APR110110FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1$2.99DC
343974.19APR110136FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1$2.99DC
354073.71APR110152DETECTIVE COMICS #878$2.99DC
364273.33APR110600-MVENOM #4$2.99MAR
374371.63APR110134FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1$2.99DC
384570.34APR110165-MSUPERMAN #712$2.99DC
392869.90APR110632ASTONISHING X-MEN #39$3.99MAR
404668.47APR110122FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1$2.99DC
414768.45APR110112FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1$2.99DC
424868.34APR110114FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1$2.99DC
435067.47APR110552JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #624 FEAR$2.99MAR
442966.52APR110622MOON KNIGHT #2$3.99MAR
453165.39AUG100552ULTIMATE COMICS X #5$3.99MAR
465364.29APR110132FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1$2.99DC
475662.26APR110108FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #1$2.99DC
485762.07APR110120FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #1$2.99DC
495862.04APR110124FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1$2.99DC
506061.29APR110139FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1$2.99DC
516160.60APR110116FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE THE CURSE OF RAVAGER #1$2.99DC
525960.60APR110524WALKING DEAD #86 (MR)$2.99IMA
536358.98APR110128FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1$2.99DC
546558.83APR110126FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #1$2.99DC
556458.63MAR110291BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #2$2.99DC
566658.13MAR110315-MWONDER WOMAN #611$2.99DC
576757.78APR110170-MWONDER WOMAN #612$2.99DC
586857.44APR110118FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #1$2.99DC
593857.36APR110573AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #6$3.99MAR
607156.93APR110543FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #2$2.99MAR
617056.54APR110130FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1$2.99DC
627355.34APR110586HULK #34$2.99MAR
637255.06MAR110266GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL HAL JORDAN #1$2.99DC
644154.80APR110594CARNAGE #5$3.99MAR
657554.59APR110161BIRDS OF PREY #13$2.99DC
664454.07APR110626-MSHIELD #1$3.99MAR
677853.73APR110587HULK #35$2.99MAR
687653.55APR110156BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #3$2.99DC
698253.51APR110554THUNDERBOLTS #158 FEAR$2.99MAR
708053.47APR110634-MDEADPOOL #39$2.99MAR
717753.41APR110163RED ROBIN #24$2.99DC
727953.39APR110140FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1$2.99DC
738353.15APR110538FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #1$2.99MAR
748552.77APR110590INCREDIBLE HULKS #630$2.99MAR
759052.43APR110661NEW MUTANTS #26$2.99MAR
768952.36APR110633DEADPOOL #38$2.99MAR
778652.30APR110157-MBATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #2$2.99DC
788751.93APR110168SUPERMAN BATMAN #85$2.99DC
798851.87APR110179GREEN ARROW #13$2.99DC
803251.71APR110555THUNDERBOLTS #159 FEAR$4.99MAR
819251.69APR110591INCREDIBLE HULKS #631$2.99MAR
829351.32APR110650X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #3$2.99MAR
839151.20APR110178JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #52$2.99DC
849650.02APR110651X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #4$2.99MAR
859849.66APR110545AVENGERS ACADEMY #15$2.99MAR
869549.61APR110138FLASHPOINT GRODD OF WAR #1$2.99DC
879749.30APR110105BOOSTER GOLD #45$2.99DC
885149.03APR110933-MKIRBY GENESIS #1$3.99DE
899948.92APR110649X-23 #11$2.99MAR
905448.46APR110541FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #3$3.99MAR
9110048.00MAR110263GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL KILOWOG #1$2.99DC
925547.15APR110588INCREDIBLE HULKS ANNUAL #1$3.99MAR
9310346.93APR110659X-FACTOR #220$2.99MAR
9410146.86MAR110264GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL ABIN SUR #1$2.99DC
9510546.75APR110617GHOST RIDER #0 POINT ONE$2.99MAR
9610246.71MAR110265GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL TOMAR RE #1$2.99DC
9710646.55APR110646DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #10$2.99MAR
9810446.17APR110160BATMAN BEYOND #6$2.99DC
9910746.13APR110660X-FACTOR #221$2.99MAR
10010845.26APR110167SUPERBOY #8$2.99DC

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2011

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1138.40APR110444WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)$14.99IMA
2212.81FEB110018BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 08 LAST GLEAMING$16.99DAR
3247.93MAR111299NARUTO TP VOL 51$9.99VIZ
457.63FEB110200GREEN LANTERN BRIGHTEST DAY HC$22.99DC
5117.24MAR110341BATWOMAN TP VOL 01 ELEGY$17.99DC
6167.06MAR110392SWEET TOOTH TP VOL 03 ANIMAL ARMIES (MR)$14.99DC
7745.89JUL068351WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$9.99IMA
8275.69MAR110344ARKHAM ASYLUM MADNESS TP$14.99DC
945.08APR110694X-MEN SECOND COMING TP$34.99MAR
10135.08APR110707DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA PREM HC$24.99MAR
11354.74MAR110343BATMAN RED HOOD THE LOST DAYS TP$14.99DC
12194.60MAR110353JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE TP$19.99DC
13104.53APR110693X-MEN AGE OF X HC$29.99MAR
14844.31MAR111314BLEACH TP VOL 35$9.99VIZ
15714.22APR110723MARVEL UNIVERSE VS PUNISHER TP$14.99MAR
16184.20FEB110210PLANETARY BATMAN DELUXE HC$22.99DC
17384.16APR110696UNCANNY X-MEN TP QUARANTINE$16.99MAR
18824.06APR110698GENERATION HOPE TP FUTURES A FOUR LETTER WORD$14.99MAR
19564.04APR110724X-FORCE TP SEX AND VIOLENCE$14.99MAR
20144.03APR110736DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 05$29.99MAR
21504.01MAR110029AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 01 LOST ADVENTURES$14.99DAR
22284.00APR110875INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 04$16.99BOO
23213.87FEB110205WONDER WOMAN HC VOL 01 ODYSSEY$22.99DC
24993.82MAR111305FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST VOL 25$9.99VIZ
25323.82APR110718UNCANNY X-FORCE PREM HC DEATHLOK NATION$19.99MAR
26573.80APR110686CAPTAIN AMERICA NO ESCAPE TP$15.99MAR
27763.77APR110732OSBORN TP EVIL INCARCERATED$16.99MAR
2833.76MAR110034HELLBOY LIBRARY ED HC VOL 04 CROOKED MAN$49.99DAR
29433.75MAR110814TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 06 LAST DAY$15.95ABS
301003.64APR110697X-MEN TO SERVE AND PROTECT TP$14.99MAR
311103.62JAN118037FALLING SKIES GN$9.99DAR
3273.62FEB110265PREACHER HC BOOK 04 (MR)$39.99DC
33463.60MAR110350SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 09$17.99DC
34473.58MAR110345RED ROBIN HIT LIST TP$17.99DC
35623.57APR110733DEADPOOL DEAD HEAD REDEMPTION TP$15.99MAR
36333.51FEB110023ALIENS VS PREDATOR THREE WORLD WAR$19.99DAR
3793.46FEB110204LEGION LOST HC$39.99DC
38223.38FEB110016BALTIMORE PLAGUE SHIPS HC VOL 01$24.99DAR
39543.37MAR110347SUPERMAN NEW KRYPTON TP VOL 04$17.99DC
40423.37APR110695X-MEN SECOND COMING REVELATIONS TP$19.99MAR
41293.36APR110715-MULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN PREM HC DEATH PRELUDE$24.99MAR
421043.27SEP088204-MWALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
43833.22MAR110356POWER GIRL BOMB SQUAD TP$14.99DC
44853.20MAR110340BATMAN KNIGHT AND SQUIRE TP$14.99DC
45363.16MAR111216SIXTH GUN TP VOL 02$19.99ONI
46173.14FEB111040DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE HC VOL 01 DEATH VALLEY$29.99FAN
47253.13APR110750GIRL GENIUS TP VOL 10 AGATHA H & GUARDIAN MUSE$22.95STU
48533.12APR110687CAPTAIN AMERICA RED MENACE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP$19.99MAR
49203.07MAR110349AQUAMAN DEATH OF A PRINCE TP$29.99DC
50633.07APR110699MYSTIQUE BY SEAN MCKEEVER ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP$24.99MAR
511313.02MAR111295VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 12$9.99VIZ
521012.88FEB100185GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH TP NEW EDITION$14.99DC
531182.87SEP100413WALKING DEAD TP VOL 13 TOO FAR GONE (MR)$14.99IMA
54612.86APR110735DEADPOOL TEAM-UP TP VOL 02 SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP$19.99MAR
551622.86FEB094465LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR)$7.95TOP
561412.82APR110725SHE-HULKS TP HUNT FOR INTELLIGENCIA$14.99MAR
57672.78APR110711DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 07 SPACE ODDITY$19.99MAR
58662.76APR110738ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 10$19.99MAR
5982.66JAN110811-MMMW IRON FIST HC VOL 01$54.99MAR
6062.64JAN110813-MMMW GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA HC VOL 05$59.99MAR
61642.62MAR110038CREEPY COMICS TP VOL 01$19.99DAR
62932.62FEB111041ISLE OF 100000 GRAVES GN$14.99FAN
63732.56APR110722HULK TP GRAY$19.99MAR
641352.51NOV082245WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS$14.99IMA
651302.51APR111079GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 01 (MR)$10.99RAN
66792.49APR110721DAREDEVIL YELLOW TP$19.99MAR
67552.47APR110713SECRET AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 EYES OF DRAGON$24.99MAR
68342.43FEB110199FIRST WAVE HC$29.99DC
691212.43APR110731X-FACTOR TP VOL 11 HAPPENINGS IN VEGAS$14.99MAR
701822.42APR110726ANT-MAN AND WASP TP SMALL WORLD$14.99MAR
711632.42MAR111302BAKUMAN TP VOL 05$9.99VIZ
72722.41MAR110042DETHKLOK HC$19.99DAR
731232.37JAN110337-MGREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN TP$14.99DC
74902.36APR110714DAREDEVIL REBORN PREM HC$19.99MAR
751682.35MAR111325ONE PIECE TP VOL 57$9.99VIZ
76782.34FEB110024TERMINATOR TP 2029 TO 1984$19.99DAR
77522.33MAR110037ANGEL OMNIBUS (DH ED) TP VOL 01$24.99DAR
781972.32APR110424LIL DEPRESSED BOY TP VOL 01 SHE IS STAGGERING$9.99IMA
792362.25SEP090288CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
801792.23MAR111294OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB VOL 16$9.99VIZ
81232.23JAN110820DEADPOOL HC VOL 01$39.99MAR
821692.22FEB110040NGE CAMPUS APOCALYSE TP VOL 04$10.99DAR
83122.20DEC100638-MMMW ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE HC VOL 02$59.99MAR
84592.18MAR110041SCARY GODMOTHER COMIC BOOK STORIES TP$24.99DAR
85972.18APR110712SECRET WARRIORS PREM HC VOL 05 NIGHT$19.99MAR
86682.17APR110679-MMMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 03$24.99MAR
87692.13APR110692X-MEN GREAT POWER PREM HC$24.99MAR
881602.13APR100438WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM$14.99IMA
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90892.10FEB111042CONGRESS O/T ANIMALS HC$19.99FAN
912272.10APR110729ONE MONTH TO LIVE TP$14.99MAR
921372.10APR111245SOUL EATER TP VOL 06$11.99HAC
93922.07AUG100788EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS TP VOL 01$18.99ASP
941952.07MAR111317CLAYMORE VOL 18$9.99VIZ
95302.07APR110737SPIDER-MAN ORIGINAL CLONE SAGA TP$39.99MAR
961712.06NOV082242WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)$14.99IMA
971992.05APR110788ARCHIE BABIES OGN$9.95ARC
98962.04APR110709IMPOSSIBLE MAN TP$34.99MAR
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100582.00DEC100644NEW AVENGERS HC VOL 06$29.99MAR

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERRETAIL
MARKET
SHARE
UNIT
MARKET
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS39.32%43.04%
DC COMICS28.03%33.17%
IMAGE COMICS5.85%5.30%
DARK HORSE COMICS5.28%3.21%
IDW PUBLISHING3.76%3.22%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3.49%3.30%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.95%1.62%
VIZ MEDIA1.36%0.58%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.95%1.03%
ARCHIE COMICS0.79%1.00%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS0.67%0.12%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.63%0.47%
RANDOM HOUSE0.57%0.16%
ONI PRESS INC.0.48%0.15%
YEN PRESS0.43%0.13%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD0.43%0.11%
HUMANOIDS INC0.33%0.04%
ASPEN MLT INC0.33%0.50%
TOKYOPOP0.27%0.15%
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS0.26%0.07%
OTHER NON-TOP 204.82%2.62%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
JUNE 2011 VS. MAY 2011
COMICS18.31%20.26%
GRAPHIC NOVELS16.45%10.63%
TOTAL COMICS/GN17.67%19.37%
JUNE 2011 VS. JUNE 2010
COMICS-4.62%-1.43%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-8.15%-13.86%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-5.85%-2.63%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2011 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2010
COMICS-7.78%-7.47%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-5.97%-10.63%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-7.19%-7.74%
SECOND QUARTER 2011 VERSUS FIRST QUARTER 2011
COMICS8.41%6.90%
GRAPHIC NOVELS13.75%14.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN10.14%7.50%
SECOND QUARTER 2011 VERSUS SECOND QUARTER 2011
COMICS-7.04%-6.92%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-4.82%-8.20%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-6.31%-7.03%
FIRST HALF 2011 VERSUS SECOND HALF 2010
COMICS-10.05%-6.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-12.49%-16.31%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-10.87%-7.41%

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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