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

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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 May, however, DC Comics managed to claw some of that back again, claiming 28.27% and 30.84% despite a five week month in which Marvel traditionally does better. Marvel saw their share slip to 33.36% and 37.44%, still well in the lead, but less so.

Image’s share dropped back to 7.48% and 8.11% , possibly without a Jupiter’s Child that month to help buoy it up.

DC also managed to place four titles in the top ten without having a major launch, with Batman and Justice League both beating Age Of Ultron, though X-Men comfortably took the top spot.

And Boom’s first Adventure Time graphic novel OGN by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling topped the graphic novel charts, beating the Saga reprint to the top spot.
And sales, everyone’s sales folks, were still up. Just about. Over all…

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS33.36%
DC COMICS28.27%
IMAGE COMICS7.48%
IDW PUBLISHING6.28%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.73%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3.50%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.97%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD1.57%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.92%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.90%
OTHER NON-TOP 1010.02%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS37.44%
DC COMICS30.84%
IMAGE COMICS8.11%
IDW PUBLISHING4.77%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.36%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3.30%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.63%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.82%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.76%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD0.37%
OTHER NON-TOP 106.60%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
MAY 2013 VS. APRIL 2013
COMICS6.95%5.42%
GRAPHIC NOVELS15.79%5.88%
TOTAL COMICS/GN9.76%5.46%
MAY 2013 VS. MAY 2012
COMICS0.97%-2.62%
GRAPHIC NOVELS1.00%3.17%
TOTAL COMICS/GN0.98%-2.15%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS15.04%12.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS12.01%11.45%
TOTAL COMICS/GN14.07%12.19%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
2BATMAN #20$3.99DC
3JUSTICE LEAGUE #20$3.99DC
4AGE OF ULTRON #7$3.99MAR
5AGE OF ULTRON #8$3.99MAR
6SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9$3.99MAR
7SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99MAR
8JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA#3$3.99DC
9ALL NEW X-MEN #11$3.99MAR
10DETECTIVE COMICS #20$3.99DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 PLAYING FIRE$11.99BOO
2SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99IMA
3WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$14.99IMA
4SUPERMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01$12.99DC
5ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & THE SCREAMQUEENSTP VOL 01$19.99BOO
6DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW$15.99MAR
7MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 01$17.99IDW
8SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY NOW$17.99MAR
9SUPERMAN ACTION TP VOL 01 SUPERMAN MEN OF STEEL (N52)$16.99DC
10GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC VOL 02 (MR)$19.99DC

 

(Last Updated June 7, 2013 11:29 am )

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