IDW Gains Marketshare From Marvel And DC, As Justice League Of America #1 Tops The February 2013 Charts

Posted by March 8, 2013 Comment

It’s been a while since DC Comics topped the North American direct market charts, but Justice League Of America #1 did that admirably. With Batman and Justice League also in the top four and Detective Comics in the top ten, they did a lot better in this regard than in recent month.

However in share of dollars spent in the direct comics, DC plunged below the psychologically important 30% mark, dropping from January’s 31.61% to February’s 29.22%. Their share of comics sold also fell, from 35.41% to 32.89%.

But it wasn’t all good news for rivals Marvel, who saw their share of dollars slightly rise from 34.82% to 34.86% but their unit share drop from 40.23% to 38.46%.

So where did this share go? IDW it seems who, on the back of My Little Pony, saw their dollar marketshare rise from 6.30%  to 7.09% and their individual comic share rise from 3.92% to 6.04%.

It;s also worth noting that year on year so far, even in the afterglow of the New 52 relaunch, 2013 is still almost a fifth up in terms of sales on 2012.

Ands despite a seeming lack of publicity, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo: Heart Of Ice tops the graphic novel charts, outselling the recent Batman collection, Adventure Time, Walking Dead and the usual favourites. They’ve still got it…

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS34.86%
DC ENTERTAINMENT29.22%
IMAGE COMICS7.76%
IDW PUBLISHING7.09%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.82%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.80%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.97%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD1.42%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.99%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC0.94%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.11%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS38.46%
DC ENTERTAINMENT32.89%
IMAGE COMICS7.89%
IDW PUBLISHING6.04%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.16%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.55%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.75%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC0.98%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.73%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS0.57%
OTHER NON-TOP 103.98%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
FEBRUARY 2013 VS. JANUARY 2013
COMICS5.04%3.73%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-20.37%-14.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-3.53%2.33%
FEBRUARY 2013 VS. FEBRUARY 2012
COMICS15.91%14.75%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-1.47%0.90%
TOTAL COMICS/GN10.48%13.73%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS18.95%17.20%
GRAPHIC NOVELS17.14%15.04%
TOTAL COMICS/GN18.39%17.05%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA#1$3.99DC
2UNCANNY X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
3BATMAN #17$3.99DC
4JUSTICE LEAGUE #17$3.99DC
5SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3$3.99MAR
6SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4$3.99MAR
7UNCANNY X-MEN #2$3.99MAR
8UNCANNY AVENGERS #4$3.99MAR
9DETECTIVE COMICS #17$3.99DC
10SECRET AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1NEMO: HEART OF ICE HC$14.95TOP
2BATMAN: THE NIGHT OF THE OWLS HC$29.99DC
3ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 2 TP$14.99BOO
4THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP$14.99IMA
5SAGA VOLUME 1 TP$9.99IMA
6BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR TP$16.99DC
7CATWOMAN VOLUME 2: DOLLHOUSE TP$14.99DC
8STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 VOLUME 2 TP$17.99IDW
9BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION TP$14.99DC
10ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 1 TP$14.99BOO

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(Last Updated March 8, 2013 12:05 pm )

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