MARKET SHARE: Justice League number one book for 2011
Diamond Comic Distributors has released its list of the top 500 comics for 2011, and though Marvel took the top spot in the dollar and unit share categories, DC Comics placed nine of the top 10 books released in 2011.
Marvel Comics finished the year as the comic book industry’s top publisher, leading both Dollar and Unit Market Shares, with a 37% Dollar Market Share and a 41% Unit Market Share. DC Comics was the industry’s number two publisher in 2011 with a 31% Dollar Market Share and a 37% Unit Market Share.
Marvel Comics’ top titles for 2011 were June’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160, the conclusion to “The Death of Spider-Man” storyline, charting as the number five bestselling comic book of 2011, and January’s Fantastic Four #587, which saw the death of longtime team member, Johnny Storm.