Marvel takes top publisher for January, Batman still the best

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Diamond Comic Distributors released some of the market share information for titles that shipped in January 2014. While it shouldn’t come as a surprise that DC and Marvel continue to fight it out for the top publisher or the month, DC Comics did make a couple of the top lists – Best of the Month and Most Comics Shipped.

Compared to December 2013, comic sales slipped by 5.87% on the dollar side, probably due in part to the drop of issues sold (a drop of just over 7%). Compared to a year ago, the number of issues sold dropped nearly 7.5%. On the plus side, if you look at the last 12 months, overall sales are up by 4.61%.

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for…

RANK
TITLE
PRICE
PUBLISHER
1 BATMAN #27 $3.99 DC
2 DETECTIVE COMICS #27 $7.99 DC
3 AVENGERS WORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 $3.99 DC
5 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #25 $4.99 MAR
6 ALL NEW X-MEN #22.NOW $3.99 MAR
7 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99 MAR
8 HARLEY QUINN #2 $2.99 DC
9 AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 $3.99 DC