Marvel takes top publisher for January, Batman still the best


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%.

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