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Hitler Reacts to Diamond's Sales Charts for April 2014

Written by Jude Terror on Monday, May 12 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Hitler Reacts to Diamond's Sales Charts for April 2014

What did the Führer think of DC losing market share to Marvel as Amazing Spider-Man #1 tops the charts?



Diamond released their top comics charts for April 2014 last week, and The Outhouse got EXCLUSIVE comments from Hitler on the numbers, which show a big gain for Marvel thanks to the success of Amazing Spider-Man #1. Though DC's Batman titles, particularly Batman Eternal, took six of the top ten, Marvel still took nearly 15% more of unit and market share, while Image Comics continues to hold strong at around 10% with a great showing on the graphic novels chart. Here's the video:

Here's the charts:

TOP PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 39.27%
DC COMICS 23.65%
IMAGE COMICS 9.34%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.54%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.10%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.49%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 2.14%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.07%
AVATAR PRESS INC 1.15%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.04%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.21%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 41.15%
DC COMICS 27.24%
IMAGE COMICS 10.31%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.18%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.24%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.47%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.97%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.18%
AVATAR PRESS INC 1.03%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.73%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.50%

TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 80 35 0 115
DC COMICS 79 26 1 106
IMAGE COMICS 71 13 0 84
IDW PUBLISHING 45 24 0 69
DARK HORSE COMICS 38 27 0 65
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 43 6 0 49
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 25 7 0 32
EAGLEMOSS 0 0 26 26
AVATAR PRESS INC 11 2 2 15
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 13 2 0 15
OTHER 77 157 35 269

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
APRIL 2014 VS. MARCH 2014
COMICS 23.22% 14.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.90% -0.33%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 18.27% 12.90%
APRIL 2014 VS. APRIL 2013
COMICS 17.37% 6.96%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.78% 11.20%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 17.18% 7.32%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS -0.89% -6.91%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 5.44% 10.38%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 1.04% -5.61%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 FEB140664-M MAR
2 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 FEB140659-M MAR
3 BATMAN #30 $3.99 FEB140198-M DC
4 BATMAN ETERNAL #1 [*] $2.99 FEB140140-M DC
5 JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 $3.99 JAN140243-M DC
6 BATMAN ETERNAL #2 [*] $2.99 FEB140142 DC
7 HULK #1 $3.99 FEB140684-M MAR
8 ORIGINAL SIN #0 $4.99 FEB140657 MAR
9 BATMAN ETERNAL #3 [*] $2.99 FEB140143 DC
10 BATMAN ETERNAL #4 [*] $2.99 FEB140144 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 JAN140558 IMA
2 SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
3 EAST OF WEST VOLUME 2: WE ARE ALL ONE TP $14.99 DEC130494 IMA
4 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: FAMILY BUSINESS HC $24.99 DEC130759 MAR
6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 1: COSMIC AVENGERS TP $19.99 JAN140800 MAR
7 THE JOKER: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52) $24.99 JAN140340 DC
8 SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
9 PRETTY DEADLY VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 FEB140533 IMA
10 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $14.99 NOV128157 IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH HC $19.99 FEB141067 BOO
2 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 4: FALL OF THE GOVERNOR PART 2 $25.99 DEC138366 STM
3 LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 SEP120055 DAR
4 MY LITTLE PONY: FIREFLY WITH BOOK $9.95 FEB141598 RUN
5 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 83 SC $14.95 FEB141625 SAN
6 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA 75TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC $40.00 DEC131413 DK
7 SPIDER-MAN CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $16.99 JAN141481 DK
8 GODZILLA LIGHT & SOUND MINIATURE BOOK KIT $12.95 JAN141512 RUN
9 SWORD ART ONLINE VOLUME 1: AINCRAD SC $13.00 FEB141540 HAC
10 DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPANION WORKS SC $39.99 JAN141345 UDO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MINI FIGURES SERIES 2 OCT130312 DC
2 THE WALKING DEAD: DIXON WITH CHOPPER BOX SET AUG138265 TMP
3 MARVEL COMICS: AVENGERS NOW: THE HULK ARTFX+ STATUE OCT132006 KOT
4 MARVEL SELECT: CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 ACTION FIGURE DEC131822 DST
5 BATMAN HUSH: BATMAN & CATWOMAN: THE KISS STATUE SEP130322 DC
6 DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP130323 DC
7 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY: ARMORED BATMAN STATUE NOV130291 DC
8 THE WALKING DEAD: DARYL DIXON MINI-BUST MAY131926 GEN
9 DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: ULTRAMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP130325 DC
10 DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE JUL138154 SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128266 USA
2 MARVEL HEROCLIX: DEADPOOL FEB142556 NEC
3 YU-GI-OH! HEROCLIX MAY132348 NEC
4 RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION OCT128267 USA
5 RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS
6 MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN NOV132536 NEC
7 DC HEROCLIX: LEGION OF SUPERHEROES BOOSTER BRICK OCT132418 NEC
8 WONDER WOMAN: COLLAGE 1000-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE FEB142427 AQU
9 SUPERMAN: COLLAGE 1000-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE FEB142426 AQU
10 RISK: MASS EFFECT: GALAXY AT WAR COLLECTOR'S EDITION DEC132333 USA






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