Diamond Comic Distributors sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of comics sold during April 2009.  Not surprisingly, Marvel Comics took the largest portion of the market share for the month, selling 40% of the all issues sold.  DC Comics did better than last month by capturing 28% of the quantity share.  From there, the scraps were picked up by rest with Dark Horse and IDW Publishing battling it out for the number three spot.

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While the chart may not look good for DC, they can take comfort in the realization that the Neil Gaiman Detective Comics issue, and Flash Rebirth #1 took the top two spots for the month.  That wasn’t the only win for DC, as the company featured five titles in the Top Ten Comics sold.  The rest were claimed by Marvel, which means no third party publisher cracked the coveted spots.  In fact, the first non DC/Marvel title to appear on the list is IDW’s Angel #20, which placed #81 Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which came in at #22, missing the Top 20 for the first time in a long time.

Take the jump for the complete Top 300 list.

Remember, you can sort this list by clicking on the top of each column.

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via Diamond Comic Distributors

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  1. hermit
    May 21, 2009 at 10:00 am — Reply

    i had to google IDEA & DESIGN WORKS LLC to know what it was. i was wondering what they were selling. well, what do you know, it is IDW.

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