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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:21 pm

ImageDC Comics reached the top of February's comics sales chart as Blackest Night neared its conclusion.

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (March 4, 2010) — The uniting of heroes and villains into Lantern Corps to defeat Nekron helped send Blackest Night#7, the latest chapter of the cosmic crossover event by writer GeoffJohns and artist Ivan Reis, to the top of the sales charts, giving DCComics the best-selling comic book in February 2010, based upon totalunit sales to comic book specialty shops, according to Diamond ComicDistributors.

Battling Blackest Night for the #2 spot on the chart was Siege#2, the second issue of Marvel Comics' Avengers crossover, which helpedMarvel Comics take the top publisher spot in February with the companyleading in both the Unit Market and Dollar Shares categories, for a45.42% Unit Market Share and a 41.66% Dollar Share for the month.

Bill Willingham's take on the creatures of myth and fairy tales, Fables,has been a strong seller for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint and wasoptioned for a pilot by ABC. The latest collected volume of the series,Fables Volume 13: The Great Fables Crossover, collecting a nine-part storyline that ran between Fables and Jack of Fables, provided DC/Vertigo with the best-selling graphic novel to comic book specialty shops in February.

DC Direct brought the heroes and villains of their best-selling comic book mini-series Blackest Night to life, and the Blackest Night Series 3 Action Figuresgave DC Comics the best-selling Toy product to comics specialtyretailers in February. Wizards of the Coast's latest expansion for the Magic the Gathering trading card game, Worldwake, gave the publisher the best-selling game product to specialty retailers for the month.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS PUBLISHER UNIT SHARE DOLLAR SHARE MARVEL COMICS 45.42% 41.66% DC COMICS 34.37% 30.95% DARK HORSE COMICS 3.47% 4.61% IMAGE COMICS 3.38% 3.61% IDW PUBLISHING 2.52% 3.10% DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.09% 1.91% BOOM! STUDIOS 2.00% 2.21% VIZ MEDIA 0.88% 1.96% ARCHIE COMICS 0.83% 0.59% WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 0.50% 0.58% OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.53% 8.83%  

TOP 10 COMICS RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR 1 BLACKEST NIGHT #7 $3.99 DEC090133-M DC 2 SIEGE #2 $3.99 DEC090432-M MAR 3 GREEN LANTERN #51 $2.99 DEC090136-M DC 4 BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 $2.99 DEC090151-M DC 5 BATMAN AND ROBIN #9 $2.99 DEC090153-M DC 6 DARK AVENGERS #14 $3.99 DEC090436-M MAR 7 NEW AVENGERS #62 $3.99 DEC090435 MAR 8 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 $2.99 DEC090138-M DC 9 THE FLASH: REBIRTH #6 $2.99 JUL090202-M DC 10 UNCANNY X-MEN #521 $2.99 DEC090546-M MAR  

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR 1 FABLES VOLUME 13: THE GREAT FABLES CROSSOVER TP (MR) $17.99 NOV090228 DC 2 KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC (MR) $24.99 DEC090575-M MAR 3 ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOLUME 2 TP $12.99 NOV090170 DC 4 NARUTO VOLUME 47 TP $9.99 NOV090945 VIZ 5 STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOLUME 3: LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE TREASURE OF THE DRAGONSNAKES TP $7.95 SEP090035 DAR 6 GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN TP $14.99 NOV090177 DC 7 THE DARK TOWER: THE FALL OF GILEAD PREMIERE HC $24.99 NOV090539 MAR 8 HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM HC (MR) $24.99 OCT090300 DC 9 STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME 8: TATOOINE TP $17.99 NOV090075 DAR 10 BERSERK VOLUME 33 $14.99 SEP090043 DAR  

TOP 10 TOYS & STATUES 

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR 1 BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 3 FIGURES AUG090260 DC 2 COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU: POWER GIRL STATUE JUL090329 DC 3 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK UQS: INDIANA JONES FIGURE APR088045 DST 4 MARVEL: SCARLET WITCH BISHOUJO STATUE SEP091442 KOT 5 BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE: MARSHALL ROGERS JUL090312 DC 6 JLA CLASSIFIED CLASSIC SERIES 2 FIGURES JUL090313 DC 7 STAR WARS UQS: DARTH MAUL FIGURE AUG084941 DST 8 BATMAN: MAD LOVE COLLECTOR'S SET JUL090327 DC 9 PLANET HULK STATUE JUL091506 BOW 10 WOMEN OF THE DCU: SERIES 3 HIPPOLYTA BUST JUL090328 DC  

TOP 10 GAMES RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR 1 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: WORLDWAKE BOOSTER PACKS DEC091562 WIZ 2 YU-GI-OH! TCG: 5DS ABSOLUTE POWERFORCE BOOSTER PACKS DEC091503 KON 3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: WORLDWAKE FAT PACKS DEC091563 WIZ 4 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: WORLDWAKE INTRO DECKS DEC091564 WIZ 5 BAKUGAN 7-IN-1 MAXUS DRAGONOID DEC091534 SPI 6 PEARLIZED POLY 7-PIECE DICE TUBES NOV091447 KOP 7 PEARLIZED POLY 10-PIECE DICE TUBES NOV091446 KOP 8 YU-GI-OH! TCG MACHINA MAYHEM STRUCTURE DECKS DEC091504 KON 9 PEARLIZED POLY 100-PIECE DICE BOX NOV091448 KOP 10 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MARTIAL POWER #2 DEC091540 WIZ ImageImage 

This information may not be reprinted, reproduced, orcopied in any format without the express permission of Diamond ComicDistributors.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond's sales charts — which include the monthly marketshares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond ComicDistributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shopslocated in North America and around the world. The account baseincludes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internetmerchants, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoicedand shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprisesinitial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copiesthat are received back from a title marked as returnable.

###ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS — the world's largestdistributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture relatedmerchandise, Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than3,500 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visitDiamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

© 2010 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Diamond Books logo, and PREVIEWSare either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond ComicDistributors in the United States and/or other countries. All othertrademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

 

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Alex Delarge

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Postby Alex Delarge » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:44 pm

Way to go Geoff Johns.

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