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Diamond's Top Products for April 2013

Diamond's Top Products for April 2013

Marvel Comics leads in Retail and Market Share. Batman #19 is Top Selling Title



Source: Diamond Comics

Diamond Comics Distributors has released the April sales charts and Market Share stats.

 

 

A bank robbery committed by Bruce Wayne poses a mystery to Batman in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #19 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in April 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
 
Marvel Comics was April's leading publisher with a 37.95% market share in retail dollars and a 41.78% market share in units. DC Entertainment was second with a 25.98% share in dollars and a 27.72% share in units. April’s comics sales declined slightly from March by 4.95%, while graphic novels sales increased by 10.32%
 
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye from Image Comics returns to the top of the sales charts for the first time since January as the best-selling graphic novel for April.

 

For a complete run-down of sales and stats, click here.

 

 

 

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 37.95%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 25.98%
IMAGE COMICS 9.04%
IDW PUBLISHING 7.54%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.35%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.98%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.92%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.04%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.94%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.80%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.46%

 

UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 41.78%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 27.72%
IMAGE COMICS 9.87%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.59%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.09%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.60%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.97%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.11%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.72%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.19%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.37%
 

 

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
APRIL 2013 VS. MARCH 2013
COMICS -4.95% -5.73%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 10.32% 10.11%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.56% -4.56%
APRIL 2013 VS. APRIL 2012
COMICS 13.87% 11.71%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 14.83% 19.00%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 14.18% 12.29%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS 19.44% 16.85%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 15.85% 14.15%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 18.32% 16.64%
 

 

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #19 $3.99 FEB130151-M DC
2 THANOS RISING #1 $3.99 FEB130488-M MAR
3 JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 (MR) [*] $2.99 FEB130379-M IMA
4 AGE OF ULTRON #4 $3.99 FEB130474-M MAR
5 JUSTICE LEAGUE #19 $3.99 FEB130121-M DC
6 AGE OF ULTRON #5 $3.99 FEB130477-M MAR
7 AGE OF ULTRON #6 $3.99 FEB130480-M MAR
8 THE WALKING DEAD #109 (MR) $2.99 FEB130472-M IMA
9 BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19 $2.99 FEB130150 DC
10 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2 $3.99 FEB130512-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
2 THEMANHATTANPROJECTS VOLUME 2 TP $14.99 JAN130500 IMA
3 HAPPY TP (MR) $12.99 FEB130420 IMA
4 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
5 PUNK ROCK JESUS TP (MR) $16.99 JAN130330 DC
6 BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 1: FACES OF DEATH TP (N52) $16.99 JAN130296 DC
7 BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 2: SCARE TACTICS HC (N52) $29.99 DEC120324 DC
8 BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
9 SWAMP THING VOLUME 2: FAMILY TREE TP $14.99 JAN130301 DC
10 HAWKEYE VOL. 1: MY LIFE AS A WEAPON TP $16.99 DEC120744 MAR

 







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