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Marvel and Spider-Man lead Diamond’s November sales charts

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It was another Marvel centric month for Diamond comics sales in November, unsurprisingly. Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley’s Amazing Spider-Man #49, wads the best selling periodical while Alex De Campi and Erica Henderson’s Dracula Motherf—ker from Image Comics was the best selling graphic novel.

Marvel had all the top ten titles by units, while IDW’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #1 and Image’s Spawn #311 charted by dollars.

According to Diamond the bestsellers from other publishers were Dynamite Entertainment’s DIE!namite #1 by Declan Shalvey, Fred Van Lente, Vincenzo Carratu, and Justin Mason at #23; BOOM! Studios’ Something is Killing the Children #11 by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera at #29; and Dark Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology #1 by P. Craig Russell, Mike Mignola, and Jerry Ordway at #56.

Dracula.jpg“As we move into the fourth quarter, Diamond continues to be encouraged by the sales trends we’re seeing,” said Tim Lenaghan, Chief Purchasing officer of Geppi Family Enterprises in a statement of gladdened tidings. “Over the course of the last three months we’ve seen a lot of stabilization in ordering patterns and, in many cases, these baseline numbers have exceeded our expectations. Additionally, there’s a tremendous amount of variety in the marketplace at the moment, and we continue to see this exhibited in our lists of Top Sellers each month.”

According to Comichron, which uses its own estimates, although the number is down from a year ago, a year ago was the fourth biggest month of the ‘Teens.  Comichron’s John Jackson Miller further states:

While the 5.1 million figure is off from the number of comics Diamond shipped in October 2019 once DC is removed, it’s actually a pretty good number considering: that month was the fourth best of its decade saleswise, benefiting from one more shipping week and a bloated release schedule. October 2020’s performance was based on only 324 new comics, as opposed to 407 non-DC releases then.

Comichron further projects Diamond’s overall print sales were on the order of $37 million at full retail, graphic novels included; the same month in 2019 saw non-DC sales of $38.5 million — again, in a month that had 26% more new comic-book releases. Diamond has yet to resume releasing its Comparative Sales Statistics feature, so note that these are Comichron’s projections — but the method used to derive them has been tested and across multiple years and is believed to be both valid and reliable. We fully expect the return of official percentage change charts once more volume is back into the system.

Diamond did give publisher shares, and while Marvel has more than half of the market, It’s nice to see Vault Comics hanging in the Top Ten publishers, and Random House getting in there as well. AWA had a top ten collection with The Resistance – a surprising feat for a newish publisher.

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NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

77

32

0

109

IMAGE COMICS

40

13

0

53

BOOM! STUDIOS

24

10

0

34

DARK HORSE COMICS

18

12

0

30

KODANSHA COMICS

0

28

0

28

IDW PUBLISHING

17

8

0

25

VIZ MEDIA LLC

0

25

0

25

DYNAMITE

15

4

0

19

VAULT COMICS

16

1

0

17

TITAN COMICS

6

3

0

9

OTHER NON-TOP 10

111

212

28

351

TOTAL

324

348

28

700

 

MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

MARKET SHARE

UNIT MARKET SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

54.14%

61.98%

IMAGE COMICS

10.73%

11.94%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.39%

5.57%

BOOM! STUDIOS

5.19%

5.06%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.01%

3.71%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.22%

2.96%

VIZ MEDIA

2.38%

1.02%

DC COMICS

1.46%

-1.19%

VAULT COMICS

1.23%

1.44%

RANDOM HOUSE

0.92%

0.28%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

10.31%

7.22%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49

$9.99

JUL200608-M MARVEL COMICS

2

VENOM #29

$3.99

AUG200707-M MARVEL COMICS

3

SPAWN #311 [*]

$2.99

AUG200368-M IMAGE COMICS

4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

$5.99

AUG200636-M MARVEL COMICS

5

THOR #8

$3.99

AUG200710-M MARVEL COMICS

6

X-MEN #13

$3.99

AUG200626-M MARVEL COMICS

7

WOLVERINE #6

$3.99

AUG200605-M MARVEL COMICS

8

SPIDER-WOMAN #5

$4.99

AUG200650-M MARVEL COMICS

9

X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1

$4.99

AUG200630-M MARVEL COMICS

10

THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE #1 (MR) [*]

$3.99

AUG200027-M IMAGE COMICS

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49

$9.99

JUL200608-M MARVEL COMICS

2

VENOM #29

$3.99

AUG200707-M MARVEL COMICS

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50

$5.99

AUG200636-M MARVEL COMICS

4

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #1 [*]

$8.99

JUN200557-M IDW PUBLISHING

5

THOR #8

$3.99

AUG200710-M MARVEL COMICS

6

WOLVERINE #6

$3.99

AUG200605-M MARVEL COMICS

7

SPIDER-WOMAN #5

$4.99

AUG200650-M MARVEL COMICS

8

X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1

$4.99

AUG200630-M MARVEL COMICS

9

MARAUDERS #13

$4.99

AUG200611-M MARVEL COMICS

10

SPAWN #311 [*]

$2.99

AUG200368-M IMAGE COMICS

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DRACULA, MOTHERF—KER HC

$16.99

JUL200019 IMAGE COMICS

2

EMPYRE TP

$39.99

AUG200742 MARVEL COMICS

3

DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOLUME 1 TP

$29.99

FEB082311 MARVEL COMICS

4

SILVER SURFER BLACK TP

$15.99

JUL200697 MARVEL COMICS

5

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER — KATARA AND THE PIRATE’S SILVER TP

$12.99

JUN200324 DARK HORSE COMICS

6

THE RESISTANCE TP

$9.99

AUG201209 AWA STUDIOS

7

THE BOYS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$29.99

DEC181256-M DYNAMITE

8

YEAR ZERO VOLUME  1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG201210 AWA STUDIOS

9

POWER RANGERS: SINS OF FUTURE GN

$19.99

JUN200773 BOOM! STUDIOS

10

THE INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC

$125.00

APR201078-M MARVEL COMICS

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC

$125.00

APR201078-M MARVEL COMICS

2

WAR OF REALMS OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

MAR201086-M MARVEL COMICS

3

INFINITY GAUNTLET OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

MAR201082-M MARVEL COMICS

4

MARVEL HORROR LIVES AGAIN OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

APR201065-M MARVEL COMICS

5

EMPYRE TP

$39.99

AUG200742 MARVEL COMICS

6

SHE-HULK BY DAN SLOTT OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

FEB201044 MARVEL COMICS

7

THE BOYS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$29.99

DEC181256-M DYNAMITE

8

ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOLUME 2 HC

$99.99

MAR200608 DC COMICS

9

MARVEL MASTERWORKS DEFENDERS VOL. 7 HC

$75.00

MAR201078-M MARVEL COMICS

10

DRACULA, MOTHERF—KER HC

$16.99

JUL200019 IMAGE COMICS

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC COMICS: HARLEY QUINN “PLAYING FOR KEEPS” FIGURE SEP198653 MEZCO TOYS

2

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN MK. 3 SDCC 2020
1/6-SCALE BUST
DEC198807 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

3

POP! DRAGONBALL Z: KALE & KAULIFLA FUNIMATION EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE 2-PACK JUN208959 FUNIMATION PRODUCTIONS

4

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN—THE CHILD ANIMATRONIC FIGURE JAN208735 HASBRO TOY GROUP

5

POP! MARVEL: INFAMOUS IRON MAN HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2020 VINYL FIGURE JAN208954 FUNKO

6

MARVEL SELECT: THE THING FIGURE AUG202102 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

7

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN MK. 1 1/6-SCALE BUST FEB202399 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

8

DC COMICS: BATMAN (HUSH) MAFEX FIGURE MAY198707 MEDICOM TOY

9

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD TALKING PLUSH OCT199143 HASBRO TOY GROUP

10

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: MAGNETO (MARVEL NOW) EDITION FIGURE AUG198176 MEZCO TOYS

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAIZO PUBLISHING

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: GALACTUS PREMIUM COLOSSAL FIGURE APR208578 NECA

3

PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION: THE LOST OMENS PATHFINDER SOCIETY GUIDE HC AUG202514 PAIZO PUBLISHING

4

STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAIZO PUBLISHING

5

PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BIGGER BASIC APR158212 PAIZO PUBLISHING

6

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ZENDIKAR RISING COLLECTION BOOSTERS JUL208186 WIZARDS OF THE COAST

7

MONOPOLY: STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD EDITION BOARD GAME FEB209140 HASBRO TOY GROUP

8

PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION BESTIARY 2 FEB202896 PAIZO PUBLISHING

9

THE EXPANSE RPG HC NOV182869 GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING

10

CREATURE CODEX POCKET EDITION FEB208361 PAIZO PUBLISHING

 

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