Top 400 Comics for May 2014
Another month of sales data has arrived from Diamond Comic Distributors, and this month has some interesting statistics for those that care about those kinds of things.
DC Comics ended up with five titles in the Top Ten for the month, with Marvel Comics only placing four titles. With a heavy DC/Marvel showing, it is surprising to see The Walking Dead #127 from Image Comics place in the number eight spot. Even with the heavy showing my DC Comics, Marvel was able to capture 34.38% of the market share compared to DC Entertainment’s 30.04% share.
Diamond has been including data about toys in their monthly summary, and it is interesting to see how DC and Marvel stand up in the toy aisle (at comic book shops, not toy stores).
DC Collectibles launched a new action figure line in May with the DC Comics Designer Series 1: Greg Capullo Figures, and the Batman figure from the line was the month’s best-selling toy product. All four figures from the line were among the top ten, and DC Collectibles had five of the month’s top ten products.
NECA/WizKids newest expansion for the Marvel HeroClix game, the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool Booster Brick, was May’s best-selling games product. April’s top selling product, USAopoly’s Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, dropped to #5 in May.
All interesting bits of information to be sure, but I know you are hear to find out where your favorite titles landed in the month of May.