Diamond Comics Distributors has sent us the market shares based on actual sales of products invoiced in October 2006.

Publisher Dollar Share Unit Share
MARVEL COMICS 37.75% 42.70%
DC COMICS 34.24% 37.28%
IMAGE COMICS 4.44% 3.50%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.51% 2.72%
TOKYOPOP 2.15% 0.90%
DYNAMIC FORCES 1.97% 2.36%
IDW PUBLISHING 1.82% 1.49%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 1.73% 1.15%
VIZ MEDIA 1.56% 0.75%
DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING 0.80% 0.66%
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING 0.73% 0.33%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.62% 0.21%
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS 0.60% 0.07%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.55% 0.17%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.47% 0.40%
DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION 0.44% 0.15%
VIRGIN COMICS LLC 0.34% 0.48%
BONGO COMICS 0.30% 0.40%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.30% 0.49%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.28% 0.26%
Other Non-Top 20 5.41% 3.54%

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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