Marvel Takes 2013 Comics Marketshare Prize – But Not By Much

Posted by January 8, 2014 Comment

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 were up in 2013 on 2012, 9.04% in total, split between a rise of 10.22% in comics and graphic novels up 6.5%.Marvel took the top spots of marketshare for both numbers of comics sold (36.97% against DC’s 33.35%) and revenue raised (33.50% against DC’s 30.33%), but a series of moves by DC Comics such as Villains Month, saw Marvel’s usual monthly lead cut overall. Both were over the pyschologically important 30% mark.As for grapohic novels, Saga beat out Walking Dead’s highest seller, though there was more Walking Dead presence than any other, five out of the top ten and publisher Image pushed themselves up to a 8.00% share of revenue and  8.49% share of sales for the year,

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS33.50%
DC COMICS30.33%
IMAGE COMICS8.00%
IDW PUBLISHING6.47%
DARK HORSE COMICS5.17%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.72%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.99%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS1.25%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT0.98%
AVATAR PRESS0.89%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.70%
PUBLISHERUNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS36.97%
DC COMICS33.35%
IMAGE COMICS8.49%
IDW PUBLISHING5.10%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.50%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.59%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.92%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT1.06%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.76%
AVATAR PRESS0.74%
OTHER NON-TOP 104.52%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD #115 (MR)$2.99IMA
2JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1$3.99DC
3SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1$4.99DC
4GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1$3.99MAR
5SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1$3.99MAR
6INFINITY #1$4.99MAR
7X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
8AGE OF ULTRON #1$3.99MAR
9UNCANNY X-MEN #1$3.99MAR
10SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2$3.99DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99IMA
2THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP$14.99IMA
3SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)$14.99IMA
4THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 18: WHAT COMES AFTER TP$14.99IMA
5THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 2: MILES BEHIND US TP$14.99IMA
6THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 19: MARCH TO WAR TP$14.99IMA
7HAWKEYE VOLUME 1: MY LIFE AS WEAPON TP$16.99MAR
8BATMAN VOLUME 1: THE COURT OF OWLS TP$16.99DC
9BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC$17.99DC
10THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 3: SAFETY BEHIND BARS TP$14.99IMA

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(Last Updated January 9, 2014 3:40 am )

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