piechart.jpgDiamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of the top 300 comics sold during November 2008.  Marvel once again leads all publishers by hanging on to 42.9% of the market.  DC takes the next largest slice of the pie with 34.52%, while Dark Horse and the rest of the publishers fight over the .36 – 4.84% of the remainder.


When it comes to the best selling issues of the month, there were a lot of Secret Invasion tie-in books that made the list, and even though Final Crisis was off for the month, that didn’t stop DC from landing the number two best selling issue with the “death” issue of Grant Morrison’s Batman RIP (issue #681).  The Ultimate universe proved it could hold its own in the major event category, as Ultimatum #1 took the number one spot for the month, selling an estimated 114,000 copies.

Marvel took six of the top ten titles for the month, while DC held onto three.  As mentioned last month, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a huge title for Dark Horse.  No vampire slayer issues shipped in October 2008, which caused Dark Horse to first appear at the number 86 spot on the list.  Dark Horse returns to the Top Ten this month with Buffy placing 8th overall.

The remainder of the Top 50 titles are held by Marvel and DC, with the lone exception being Angel: After the Fall #4, which placed 47th on the list.

Don’t forget, you can sort this table data.  Simply click on the header for each column to sort numerically or alphabetically, in order or reverse order.


* – Combined multiple covers with same SRP.
** – Returnable Title. Order Index calculated at a reduced level to account for possible returns.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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