DC captured seven of the Top 10 comics sold to the direct market in November.  Leading the way was Geoff Johns’ Blackest Night #5 featuring the rise of Nekron, with the lead in issue of Green Lantern #48 coming in second.  Not to be outdone, Marvel placed a respectable third with Captain America Reborn #4.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BLACKEST NIGHT #5$3.99SEP090092-MDC
2GREEN LANTERN #48$2.99SEP090096-MDC
3CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4$3.99AUG090418-MMAR
4BATMAN AND ROBIN #6$2.99SEP090115-MDC
5JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39$3.99SEP090107DC
6ADVENTURE COMICS #4$3.99SEP090100-MDC
7GREEN LANTERN CORPS #42$2.99SEP090098-MDC
8NEW AVENGERS #59$3.99SEP090448MAR
9FLASH REBIRTH #5$2.99JUN090180-MDC
10DARK AVENGERS #11$3.99SEP090419MAR

Unfortunately, DC wasn’t able to capture the market share for the month as Marvel took the top spot with 41.93% or the unit share to DC Comics’ 34.78% share.  DC did close the gab when it came to the dollar share with a separation of only 6.14%.

PUBLISHERUNIT SHAREDOLLAR SHARE
MARVEL COMICS41.93%37.85%
DC COMICS34.78%31.71%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.99%5.51%
IMAGE COMICS3.66%3.84%
IDW PUBLISHING2.82%3.29%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.55%2.75%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.64%1.75%
ARCHIE COMICS0.88%0.56%
VIZ MEDIA0.76%1.59%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT0.55%0.60%
OTHER NON-TOP 105.43%10.57%

We’ll have a greater breakdown of the numbers and the complete Top 300 list next week.

via Diamond Comics

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