The data is in, and Diamond Comic Distributors sent the rundown of comics sold in the direct market during September 2014.

The big news is that DC Entertainment was the month’s top publisher, grabbing 36.58% of the dollar share, and just over 40% of the unit market share.  Though that may be a big to-do, the publisher did not have the top comic for the month – that honor went to Death of Wolverine #1, with Death of Wolverine #2 taking second place.  That means that DC made up for it by taking nearly all of the rest of the top ten comics sold during month with its Futures End tie-ins.

With DC Comics set to release a $4.99 comic, it is interesting to note that the company was able to dominate the market with stories, not cover price hikes. One wonders then if comments made on the most recent Dueling Review podcast, suggest more money can be made by telling really good stories and selling the issues at a lower price.

So with a huge number of DC Comics being sold during the month, the all important data we are dying to know about are the sales compared to previous years.  Individual comic sales are relatively flat, down 0.22% from last month, with overall comic sales dropping 2% from all of last year.

Now, here is the list you’ve been waiting for.

RANKINDEXTITLEPRICEPUBLISHER
1204.95DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1$4.99MAR
2101.70DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2$4.99MAR
3100.00BATMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
482.44HARLEY QUINN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
573.20AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6$3.99MAR
672.46JUSTICE LEAGUE FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
770.78ORIGINAL SIN #8$4.99MAR
866.72DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
962.15JUSTICE LEAGUE #33$3.99DC
1060.60BATMAN SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1157.99BATMAN AND ROBIN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1257.03SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #33$4.99MAR
1354.61WALKING DEAD #131 (MR)$2.99IMA
1453.87SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1553.49GREEN LANTERN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1653.41SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1752.50GRAYSON FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1851.35ACTION COMICS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
1950.87MULTIVERSITY THE SOCIETY OF SUPER-HEROES #1$4.99DC
2050.76NEW SUICIDE SQUAD FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
2150.11JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
2250.06AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5$3.99MAR
2349.14SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #8$3.99DC
2448.22FLASH FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
2547.86WONDER WOMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
2646.60BATGIRL FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
2746.34EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1$3.99MAR
2845.42UNCANNY X-MEN #25$4.99MAR
2945.40DEADPOOL #34$4.99MAR
3044.63AQUAMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
3144.43BATMAN ETERNAL #22$2.99DC
3244.34EARTH 2 FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
3343.94SAGA #23 (MR)$2.99IMA
3443.93BATMAN ETERNAL #23$2.99DC
3543.81BATMAN ETERNAL #24$2.99DC
3643.73GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19$3.99MAR
3743.55BATMAN ETERNAL #25$2.99DC
3842.99TEEN TITANS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
3942.76ALL NEW X-MEN #32$3.99MAR
4042.57EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2$3.99MAR
4142.40GREEN ARROW FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
4241.70SINESTRO FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
4341.50THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25$4.99MAR
4440.91ROCKET RACCOON #3$3.99MAR
4540.57UNCANNY X-MEN #26$3.99MAR
4640.31EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3$3.99MAR
4740.00JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
4839.91GREEN LANTERN CORPS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
4939.61AVENGERS #35$4.99MAR
5039.05BOOSTER GOLD FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5139.05CATWOMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5238.70UNCANNY AVENGERS #24$3.99MAR
5338.37SUPERMAN DOOMED #2$4.99DC
5438.29RED LANTERNS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5538.18GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5638.02SUPERGIRL FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5737.71WORLDS FINEST FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5837.55RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
5936.42AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
6035.94AVENGERS #34.1$4.99MAR
6135.52OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
6235.51CONSTANTINE FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
6335.44SWAMP THING FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
6435.30NEW AVENGERS #24$4.99MAR
6534.76BATWOMAN FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
6634.07DEADPOOL #35$3.99MAR
6733.97SPIDER-MAN 2099 #3$3.99MAR
6833.95ORIGINAL SIN #5.5$3.99MAR
6933.62SUPERBOY FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
7033.61HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #0$4.99MAR
7133.56BIRDS OF PREY FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
7230.73INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
7330.34NEW 52 FUTURES END #18 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7430.30TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
7530.28DEADPOOL BI-ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
7630.17TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
7730.02NEW 52 FUTURES END #19 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7829.72NEW 52 FUTURES END #20 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7929.62NEW 52 FUTURES END #21 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
8029.54STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
8129.52DAREDEVIL #8$3.99MAR
8229.25BATWING FUTURES END #1$3.99DC
8327.97DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #4$3.99MAR
8427.87MOON KNIGHT #7$3.99MAR
8527.03AMAZING X-MEN #11$3.99MAR
8626.73HAWKEYE #20$3.99MAR
8726.71MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5$3.99MAR
8826.39X-MEN #19$3.99MAR
8926.22CAPTAIN AMERICA #24$3.99MAR
9025.84HULK #6$3.99MAR
9125.75LEGENDARY STAR LORD #3$3.99MAR
9225.60INHUMAN #5$3.99MAR
9325.18MS MARVEL #8$2.99MAR
9424.69MAGNETO #9$3.99MAR
9524.07MAGNETO #10$3.99MAR
9624.07INHUMAN #6$3.99MAR
9722.66WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9$3.99MAR
9822.00FANTASTIC FOUR #10$3.99MAR
9921.32HULK ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
10020.08WICKED & DIVINE #4 (MR)$3.50IMA
10120.02EAST OF WEST #15$3.50IMA
10219.66LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #6$3.99MAR
10319.48GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #1 MAIN CVRS$3.99BOO
10419.02LOW #3 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
10518.99COPPERHEAD #1$3.50IMA
10618.71NIGHTCRAWLER #6$3.99MAR
10718.53BLACK WIDOW #10$3.99MAR
10818.53PUNISHER #10$3.99MAR
10918.31ROCHE LIMIT #1$3.50IMA
11018.30BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #4$2.99DC
11117.90SAVAGE HULK #4$3.99MAR
11217.50AVENGERS WORLD #12$3.99MAR
11317.48NOVA #21$3.99MAR
11417.46SOUTHERN BASTARDS #4 (MR)$3.50IMA
11517.40TREES #5 (MR)$2.99IMA
11617.28SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #2$3.99DC
11717.27STORM #3$3.99MAR
11817.15IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #6$3.99MAR
11917.11CYCLOPS #5$3.99MAR
12016.90AVENGERS WORLD #13$3.99MAR
12116.83MIGHTY AVENGERS #14$3.99MAR
12216.70SHE-HULK #8$2.99MAR
12316.63X-FORCE #9$3.99MAR
12416.49DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER #1$3.99MAR
12516.45CAPTAIN MARVEL #7$3.99MAR
12616.29ALL NEW X-FACTOR #14$3.99MAR
12716.13ALL NEW X-FACTOR #13$3.99MAR
12816.11THUNDERBOLTS #31$2.99MAR
12915.55ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #1 [*]$3.50DAR
13015.25MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #23$3.99IDW
13115.23PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #1 [*]$3.50DAR
13214.77SAVAGE WOLVERINE #23$3.99MAR
13314.64ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #7$3.99MAR
13414.61SECRET AVENGERS #8$3.99MAR
13514.23BATMAN ESSENTIALS BATMAN & SON SPEC ED #1$1.00DC
13614.15INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #11$2.99DC
13714.00VELVET #7 (MR)$3.50IMA
13813.95INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #12$2.99DC
13913.94ALL NEW INVADERS #10$3.99MAR
14013.85BTVS SEASON 10 #7 MAIN CVR$3.50DAR
14113.21MPH #3$2.99IMA
14213.18GI JOE (2014) #1 [*]$3.99IDW
14313.18BATMAN 66 #15$2.99DC
14413.15MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #9$3.99IDW
14513.06GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 CVR A BROWNE (MR)$3.50IMA
14612.93LAZARUS #11 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
14712.62ELEKTRA #6$3.99MAR
14812.57ALL NEW ULTIMATES #8$3.99MAR
14912.48DOCTOR WHO 11TH #2$3.99TIT
15012.38SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #15$3.99MAR
15112.28NAMES #1 [*]$2.99DC
15212.28SPREAD #3 (MR)$3.50IMA
15312.05MIRACLEMAN #10 (MR)$4.99MAR
15412.02AVENGERS UNDERCOVER #10$2.99MAR
15511.96MY LITTLE PONY 2014 ANNUAL$7.99IDW
15611.86NEW WARRIORS #9$3.99MAR
15711.86BATMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
15811.78NEW WARRIORS #10$3.99MAR
15911.78WAYWARD #2 CVR A CUMMING & CAMPBELL (MR)$3.50IMA
16011.69NAILBITER #5 (MR)$2.99IMA
16111.61DEADLY CLASS #7 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
16211.56WHEDON THREE WAY ONESHOT$1.00DAR
16311.20MANIFEST DESTINY #10$2.99IMA
16411.00BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #14$3.99DC
16510.89INVINCIBLE #114$2.99IMA
16610.86INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #3$3.99DC
16710.79HARLEY QUINN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
16810.64SUPREME BLUE ROSE #3 (MR)$2.99IMA
16910.60FABLES #144 (MR)$2.99DC
17010.46BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4 MAIN CVRS$3.99BOO
17110.46DAWN VAMPIRELLA #1$3.99DE
17210.30GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO #1$3.99MAR
17310.05FIGMENT #4$3.99MAR
1749.90ASTRO CITY #15$3.99DC
1759.67DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE PRISONER #2$3.99MAR
1769.22STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER #4$3.99IDW
1779.20HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #17$2.99DC
1789.17PURGATORI #1 MAIN RUFFINO$3.99DE
1799.10JUSTICE LEAGUE FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
1809.07ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #6 MAIN CVR$3.50DAR
1819.02TMNT TURTLES IN TIME #4$3.99IDW
1829.01GRENDEL VS SHADOW #1$5.99DAR
1838.94RED SONJA #12 FRISON CVR$3.99DE
1848.69ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #17$3.99DC
1858.63BOBS BURGERS #2$3.99DE
1868.57GROO VS CONAN #3$3.50DAR
1878.46TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #33 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS$3.99IDW
1888.45DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
1898.43CHEW #43 (MR)$2.99IMA
1908.43FAIREST #29 (MR)$2.99DC
1918.09ANNIHILATOR #1$3.99RAN
1928.05ALICE COOPER #1$3.99DE
1937.97SANDMAN OVERTURE #3 SPECIAL ED (MR)$4.99DC
1947.96TRANSFORMERS PRIMACY #2$3.99IDW
1957.90LUMBERJANES #5$3.99BOO
1967.88X-FILES SEASON 10 #16$3.99IDW
1977.85LUMBERJANES #6$3.99BOO
1987.83ALL NEW DOOP #5$3.99MAR
1997.74STAR TREK ONGOING #37$3.99IDW
2007.73BATMAN SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2017.71COWL #5 (MR)$3.50IMA
2027.67SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS #2$3.99DC
2037.62TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #33 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS$3.99IDW
2047.61UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #5 (MR)$3.99MAR
2057.55BATMAN AND ROBIN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2067.39GRAYSON FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2077.24GOTHAM CENTRAL SPECIAL EDITION #1$1.00DC
2087.17WILDS END #1$3.99BOO
2097.14TOMB RAIDER #8$3.50DAR
2107.11SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2117.11ODDLY NORMAL #1$2.99IMA
2127.06SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #264$3.99ARC
2137.04GREEN LANTERN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2146.97LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #7$3.99DE
2156.96SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2166.94ACTION COMICS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2176.93GODZILLA CATACLYSM #2$3.99IDW
2186.90CONAN THE AVENGER #6$3.50DAR
2196.87JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2206.84POWERS BUREAU #11 (MR)$3.95MAR
2216.83FLASH FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2226.82NEW SUICIDE SQUAD FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2236.77LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #4$9.99DC
2246.77SATELLITE SAM #10 (MR)$3.50IMA
2256.77JUSTICE INC #2$3.99DE
2266.71BODIES #3 [*]$3.99DC
2276.70X-O MANOWAR #29 REG CAFU (AH)$3.99VAL
2286.55BATGIRL FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2296.51WONDER WOMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2306.49EARTH 2 FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2316.48NEW VAMPIRELLA #4 MAIN DODSON$3.99DE
2326.43CALIBAN #6 (MR)$3.99AVA
2336.39AQUAMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2346.39SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #20$4.99BON
2356.28TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #4 [*]$2.99DC
2366.23TEEN TITANS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2376.07BPRD HELL ON EARTH #123$3.50DAR
2386.04GREEN ARROW FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2396.00BOOSTER GOLD FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2405.99GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #206$3.99IDW
2415.98WOODS #5$3.99BOO
2425.98JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER WITCHES #1$3.99BOO
2435.96MIGHTY AVENGERS #1 INF$3.99MAR
2445.95UNITY #11 REG ALLEN (AH)$3.99VAL
2455.94TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #15$3.99IDW
2465.93SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #6 [*]$2.99DC
2475.91BEE AND PUPPYCAT #4 MAIN CVRS$3.99BOO
2485.90STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #2$3.99DAR
2495.90SUPERMAN GEOFF JOHNS JOHN ROMITA JR DIRECTORS CUT #1$4.99DC
2505.88RED SONJA BLACK TOWER #1$3.99DE
2515.87SHUTTER #6 (MR)$3.50IMA
2525.83SINESTRO FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2535.83EX CON #1 [*]$2.99DE
2545.81COFFIN HILL #11 (MR)$2.99DC
2555.79JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2565.76ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #5$3.50DAR
2575.74SHADOW YEAR ONE #10$4.99DE
2585.72GREEN LANTERN CORPS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2595.62RACHEL RISING #28$3.99ABS
2605.62GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #16$3.99IDW
2615.61WORLDS FINEST FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2625.61SEX #16 (MR)$2.99IMA
2635.60DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #1 [*]$3.99VAL
2645.59ABE SAPIEN #16$3.50DAR
2655.58SAMURAI JACK #12$3.99IDW
2665.56SUPERGIRL FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2675.55RED LANTERNS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2685.52GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2695.50CATWOMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2705.46AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2705.46RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2725.46SQUIDDER #3$3.99IDW
2735.45DELINQUENTS #2$3.99VAL
2745.42UBER #17 (MR)$3.99AVA
2755.40CHAOS #5$3.99DE
2765.39IMPERIAL #2$2.99IMA
2775.36GOD IS DEAD #19 (MR)$3.99AVA
2785.34TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #7$3.99DE
2795.33ROT & RUIN #1 [*]$3.99IDW
2805.23ARMOR HUNTERS BLOODSHOT #3$3.99VAL
2805.23ARMOR HUNTERS HARBINGER #3$3.99VAL
2825.22GOD IS DEAD #20 (MR)$3.99AVA
2835.19TWILIGHT ZONE #8$3.99DE
2845.18SWAMP THING FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2855.16CONSTANTINE FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2865.09SONS OF ANARCHY #13 (MR)$3.99BOO
2875.07BATWOMAN FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2885.06BALTIMORE WITCH OF HARJU #3$3.50DAR
2895.06STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE FUTURES END #1 STD ED$2.99DC
2905.06GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #102 A CVR CHEN (MR)$2.99ZEN
2915.05LOLA XOXO #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR A$3.99ASP
2925.04USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #2$3.99DAR
2935.04SUPERBOY FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2945.02BIRDS OF PREY FUTURES END #1 STANDARD ED$2.99DC
2955.01SPONGEBOB COMICS #36$2.99UNI
2965.01UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #9 (MR)$3.99DC
2974.99HARBINGER OMEGAS #2$3.99VAL
2984.94SIDEKICK #8 (MR)$3.99IMA
2994.93DEATH VIGIL #3$3.99IMA
3004.93INFINITY MAN FOREVER PEOPLE FUTURES END #1 STD ED$2.99DC

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  1. Kirby
    October 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    Seeing way too many $3.99s and $4.99s popping up for my liking going forward.

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