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Ms. Marvel and The Walking Dead top October sales lists

IMG_6902Courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, we have the top 10 lists for sales for the month of October.  Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead topped the sales charts for comic books, while G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal was the best-selling Graphic Novel of the month.

Marvel Comics was October’s top publisher with a 34.82% dollar market share and a 36.35% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 27.53% dollar share and 31.00% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 9.77% dollar share and a 12.28% unit share. IDW Publishing’s dollar share in October was fourth at 5.18% and Dark Horse Comics was fifth at 4.74%.

Here’s the full rundown;

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)

$2.99

IMAGE

2

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4

$4.99

MARVEL

3

THOR #1

$3.99

MARVEL

4

DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3

$4.99

MARVEL

5

AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #1

$4.99

MARVEL

6

BATMAN #35

$4.99

DC

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

$3.99

MARVEL

8

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8

$3.99

MARVEL

9

HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1

$5.99

DC

10

AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #2

$3.99

MARVEL

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP

$15.99

MARVEL

2

HAWKEYE VOLUME 3: L.A. WOMAN TP

$15.99

MARVEL

3

BATMAN VOL. 4: ZERO YEAR: SECRET CITY TP (N52)

$16.99

DC

4

EAST OF WEST VOLUME 3: THERE IS NO US TP

$14.99

IMAGE

5

BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY HC (N52)

$24.99

DC

6

SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL. 1: HERE WAS A MAN TP (MR)

$9.99

IMAGE

7

HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 1: HOT IN THE CITY HC

$24.99

DC

8

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE PARKER LUCK TP

$17.99

MARVEL

9

MOON KNIGHT VOLUME 1: FROM THE DEAD HC

$17.99

MARVEL

10

BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET

$39.99

DC

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

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.


 The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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