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Orphan Black #1 took the top spot in February’s direct comic book sales according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics had seven comics in the top ten, led by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca’s Darth Vader #1 at #2, and was February’s top publisher with a 38.44% dollar share and a 39.33% unit share. DC Entertainment, with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #39 as their top comic at #5, had a 25.91% dollar share and a 28.15% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month with a 10.51% dollar share and a 10.61% unit share. IDW Publishing came in fourth with a 5.57% dollar share and 8.06% unit share. In fifth was Dark Horse Comics with a 3.48% dollar share and a 2.66% unit share.

PUBLISHERDOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS38.44%39.33%
DC ENTERTAINMENT25.91%28.15%
IMAGE COMICS10.51%10.61%
IDW PUBLISHING5.57%8.06%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.48%2.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.63%2.38%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.12%2.12%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD0.95%0.18%
VIZ MEDIA0.89%0.32%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.85%0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.64%5.54%

What does all this mean? For the direct market, individual comic sales were up nearly 6.5% compared to last month, while comic sales were up over 20% from this time last year. This means overall comic sales continue to climb compared to last year. The first two months of 2015 were 15.20% higher than the same period of 2014.

RankIndexTitleSRPPublisher
1420.81ORPHAN BLACK #1 [*]$3.99IDW
2223.87DARTH VADER #1$4.99MAR
3215.12SPIDER-GWEN #1$3.99MAR
4137.20STAR WARS #2$3.99MAR
5100.00BATMAN #39$3.99DC
690.41AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14$3.99MAR
784.68DARTH VADER #2$3.99MAR
884.38AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15$3.99MAR
963.08SILK #1$3.99MAR
1061.73JUSTICE LEAGUE #39$3.99DC
1158.86THOR #5$3.99MAR
1258.09HARLEY QUINN VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
1355.56WALKING DEAD #137 (MR)$2.99IMA
1451.15GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1$4.99MAR
1551.10SPAWN #250$5.99IMA
1650.84GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #24$3.99MAR
1749.67THOR ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
1849.14ALL NEW X-MEN #38$3.99MAR
1947.39SAGA #25 (MR)$2.99IMA
2046.31DETECTIVE COMICS #39$3.99DC
2145.44BATMAN AND ROBIN #39$2.99DC
2243.47UNCANNY AVENGERS #2$3.99MAR
2342.41MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1$4.99DC
2441.88ALL NEW X-MEN #36$3.99MAR
2541.48SUPERMAN #38$4.99DC
2641.01AVENGERS #41$3.99MAR
2739.79UNCANNY X-MEN #31$3.99MAR
2839.04DEADPOOL #42$3.99MAR
2938.43BATMAN ETERNAL #44$2.99DC
3038.27BATMAN ETERNAL #45$2.99DC
3137.90BATMAN ETERNAL #46$2.99DC
3237.85BATMAN ETERNAL #47$2.99DC
3337.37BATMAN SUPERMAN #19$3.99DC
3437.07NAMELESS #1 (MR)$2.99IMA
3536.95FLASH #39$2.99DC
3636.26NEW AVENGERS #30$3.99MAR
3736.10WONDER WOMAN #39$2.99DC
3835.56GREEN LANTERN #39$2.99DC
3935.49RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1$3.99MAR
4035.41WYTCHES #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
4134.90ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #4$3.99MAR
4234.85GRAYSON #7$2.99DC
4334.61BATGIRL #39$2.99DC
4434.03ANT-MAN #2$3.99MAR
4532.83ROCKET RACCOON #8$3.99MAR
4632.73LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9$3.99MAR
4732.64SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16$3.99DC
4832.23ACTION COMICS #39$3.99DC
4930.53SPIDER-WOMAN #4$3.99MAR
5029.71SUPERIOR IRON MAN #5$3.99MAR
5129.10SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9$3.99MAR
5228.83TEEN TITANS #7$2.99DC
5328.06STAR WARS #1$4.99MAR
5427.90WOLVERINES #5$3.99MAR
5527.83DEATHSTROKE #5$2.99DC
5627.61HAWKEYE #21$3.99MAR
5727.35FANTASTIC FOUR #643$3.99MAR
5827.23AQUAMAN #39$2.99DC
5927.04JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #9$3.99DC
6026.85WOLVERINES #6$3.99MAR
6126.66DAREDEVIL #13$3.99MAR
6226.53THANOS VS HULK #3$3.99MAR
6326.33ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #3$3.99MAR
6425.92WOLVERINES #7$3.99MAR
6525.86NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #7$2.99DC
6625.53NEW 52 FUTURES END #40 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
6725.40NEW 52 FUTURES END #41 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
6825.34WOLVERINES #8$3.99MAR
6925.27MS MARVEL #11$2.99MAR
7025.25GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39$2.99DC
7125.22SHIELD #3$3.99MAR
7225.10NEW 52 FUTURES END #43 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7325.10NEW 52 FUTURES END #42 (WEEKLY)$2.99DC
7424.83MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99MAR
7524.60MS MARVEL #12$2.99MAR
7624.58SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #3$3.99MAR
7724.30SINESTRO #10$2.99DC
7824.06X-MEN #24$3.99MAR
7923.30AMAZING X-MEN #17$3.99MAR
7923.30EARTH 2 #31$2.99DC
8123.13HULK #11$3.99MAR
8222.50SECRET SIX #2$2.99DC
8322.40CATWOMAN #39$2.99DC
8422.27SUPERGIRL #39$2.99DC
8521.04SECRET IDENTITIES #1$3.50IMA
8620.90INHUMAN #12$3.99MAR
8720.85UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2$3.99MAR
8820.69EARTH 2 WORLDS END #18$2.99DC
8920.64EARTH 2 WORLDS END #19$2.99DC
9020.47EARTH 2 WORLDS END #20$2.99DC
9120.36MAGNETO #15$3.99MAR
9220.35EARTH 2 WORLDS END #21$2.99DC
9320.34JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #39$3.99DC
9419.89MOON KNIGHT #12$3.99MAR
9519.88EAST OF WEST #17$3.50IMA
9619.24BITCH PLANET #3 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
9719.01ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1$3.99MAR
9818.84CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #5$3.99MAR
9918.39SILVER SURFER #9$3.99MAR
10017.65GOTHAM ACADEMY #5$2.99DC
10117.43BLACK WIDOW #15$3.99MAR
10217.40RED LANTERNS #39$2.99DC
10317.37WICKED & DIVINE #8 (MR)$3.50IMA
10417.35GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #39$2.99DC
10517.24SHE-HULK #12$2.99MAR
10617.13AVENGERS WORLD #17$3.99MAR
10716.91ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #2$3.99MAR
10816.79LOW #6 (MR)$3.50IMA
10916.79PUNISHER #15$3.99MAR
11016.64GREEN ARROW #39$2.99DC
11116.52ARKHAM MANOR #5$2.99DC
11216.26CAPTAIN MARVEL #12$3.99MAR
11316.23NOVA #27$3.99MAR
11416.16ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #3$3.99MAR
11516.05ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #4$3.99MAR
11615.78GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #4$2.99DC
11715.77LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #11$3.99MAR
11815.50SECRET ORIGINS #10$4.99DC
11915.37GUARDIANS 3000 #5$3.99MAR
12015.15MANIFEST DESTINY #13 (MR)$2.99IMA
12114.99AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
12214.94BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #5$3.99MAR
12314.92NIGHTCRAWLER #11$3.99MAR
12414.84SOUTHERN BASTARDS #7 (MR)$3.50IMA
12514.67X-FORCE #15$3.99MAR
12614.66WORLDS FINEST #31$2.99DC
12714.62RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #39$2.99DC
12814.33LADY MECHANIKA #4 (MR)$3.99BEN
12914.25ODYC #3 (MR) [*]$3.99IMA
13014.21JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #14$2.99DC
13114.07SUICIDERS #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
13213.90IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #9$3.99MAR
13313.78VELVET #9 (MR)$3.50IMA
13413.75OPERATION SIN #2$3.99MAR
13513.68SECRET AVENGERS #13$3.99MAR
13613.41BTVS SEASON 10 #12$3.50DAR
13713.39INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #8$2.99DC
13813.36HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #3 1952$3.50DAR
13913.05INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #10$2.99DC
14013.01SWAMP THING #39$2.99DC
14112.99INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #9$2.99DC
14212.90LAZARUS #15 (MR)$3.50IMA
14312.78CYCLOPS #10$3.99MAR
14412.76CHEW #46 (MR)$2.99IMA
14512.68MARVELS ANT-MAN PRELUDE #1$2.99MAR
14612.51BATMAN 66 #19$2.99DC
14612.51LOBO #5$2.99DC
14812.46CONSTANTINE #22$2.99DC
14912.32TMNT ONGOING #43$3.99IDW
15012.32MIRACLEMAN #15 (MR)$4.99MAR
15112.30BATMAN 66 #20$2.99DC
15211.98STORM #8$3.99MAR
15311.96STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #1 (MR)$3.50IMA
15411.84BATWOMAN #39$2.99DC
15511.83POSTAL #1$3.99IMA
15611.39ALL NEW INVADERS #15$3.99MAR
15711.26FABLES #149 (MR)$2.99DC
15811.26DOCTOR WHO 10TH #7$3.99TTN
15911.24MORTAL KOMBAT X #2 (MR)$3.99DC
16011.21AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #6 (MR)$2.99DC
16111.19BIRTHRIGHT #5$2.99IMA
16211.18MPH #5$4.99IMA
16311.15CRIMINAL SPECIAL ED ONE SHOT (MR)$4.99IMA
16411.12DOCTOR WHO 11TH #8$3.99TTN
16510.86AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #10$2.99DC
16610.84DEADLY CLASS #11 (MR)$3.50IMA
16710.69INVINCIBLE #117$2.99IMA
16810.65MORTAL KOMBAT X #3 (MR)$3.99DC
16910.58ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #11$3.99MAR
17010.28DOCTOR WHO 12TH #5$3.99TTN
17110.26SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #7$3.99DC
17210.23DIVINITY #1$3.99VAL
17310.22CONAN RED SONJA #2$3.99DAR
17410.21DEATHLOK #5$3.99MAR
17510.20MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1$2.99MAR
17610.18IMPERIUM #1$3.99VAL
1779.91HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #3$2.99DC
1789.84EMPTY #1$3.50IMA
1799.84PROMETHEUS FIRE & STONE OMEGA ONE SHOT$4.99DAR
1809.82ASTRO CITY #20$3.99DC
1819.38RUMBLE #3 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
1829.22NAILBITER #10 (MR)$2.99IMA
1839.06RED SONJA #100$7.99DE
1848.97TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #5$3.99IDW
1858.85FLASH SEASON ZERO #5$2.99DC
1868.80ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #11$3.50DAR
1878.79BLACK HOOD #1 (MR)$3.99ARC
1888.79MUNCHKIN #2$3.99BOO
1898.70TMNT MUTANIMALS #1 [*]$3.99IDW
1908.66FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #2 (MR)$3.99DC
1918.61MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #5 (MR)$3.50MAR
1928.45ADVENTURE TIME #37$3.99BOO
1938.36THE VALIANT #3$3.99VAL
1948.24TRINITY OF SIN #5$2.99DC
1958.18DJANGO ZORRO #3$3.99DE
1968.16STAR TREK ONGOING #41$3.99IDW
1978.13GOON ONCE UPON A HARD TIME #1$3.50DAR
1987.98THEYRE NOT LIKE US #3 (MR)$2.99IMA
1997.80DJANGO ZORRO #4$3.99DE
2007.74STAR TREK ONGOING #42$3.99IDW
2007.74TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #37 DAYS OF DECEPTION$3.99IDW
2027.67ARROW SEASON 2.5 #5$2.99DC
2037.50LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #1$3.99DE
2047.40RAT GOD #1$3.99DAR
2057.39RASPUTIN #5 (MR)$3.50IMA
2067.38EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #4$3.99IDW
2077.33EI8HT #1 OUTCAST$3.50DAR
2087.31LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #1$3.99DE
2097.24DAWN VAMPIRELLA #3$3.99DE
2107.17LUMBERJANES #11$3.99BOO
2117.01UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC #6 (MR)$3.99MAR
2126.94LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #1 (MR)$4.99AVA
2136.91LADY MECHANIKA #0 & #1 COLLECTED ED (MR)$3.99BEN
2146.87DRIFTER #4 (MR)$3.50IMA
2156.86SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #3$3.99DC
2166.84SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #269$3.99ARC
2176.77CONAN THE AVENGER #11$3.50DAR
2186.70TEEN TITANS GO #8$2.99DC
2196.69LADY MECHANIKA #2 & #3 COLLECTED ED (MR)$4.99BEN
2206.65CLUSTER #1 (MR)$3.99BOO
2216.57ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #3$3.99BOO
2226.53SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 SPECIAL EDITION$4.99DC
2236.52EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2$3.99MAR
2246.45ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #2$3.99BOO
2256.43LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #1$3.99DE
2266.40DISNEY FROZEN ADAPTATION #1$4.99JOE
2276.30JOHN CARTER WARLORD #4 (MR)$3.99DE
2286.29THIEF OF THIEVES #26 (MR)$2.99IMA
2296.25GI JOE (2014) #5$3.99IDW
2306.23SPARKS NEVADA MARSHAL ON MARS #1$3.99IMA
2316.22BPRD HELL ON EARTH #128$3.50DAR
2326.11SATELLITE SAM #11 (MR)$3.50IMA
2336.06TOMB RAIDER #13$3.99DAR
2346.05RAI #7$3.99VAL
2356.03D4VE #1 [*]$3.99IDW
2366.00WOLF MOON #3 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
2375.97X-O MANOWAR #33$3.99VAL
2385.95TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #4$3.99IDW
2395.92GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #2$3.99DAR
2405.89GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #3$3.99BOO
2415.85SIMPSONS COMICS #218$2.99BON
2415.85THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)$2.99IMA
2435.77RACHEL RISING #31$3.99ABS
2445.77ANNIHILATOR #5$3.99RAN
2455.76LADY KILLER #2$3.50DAR
2465.71COWL #8 (MR)$3.50IMA
2475.71SONIC UNIVERSE #72$3.99ARC
2485.70CURB STOMP #1$3.99BOO
2495.67NEW VAMPIRELLA #9$3.99DE
2505.64IVAR TIMEWALKER #2$3.99VAL
2515.64ROCHE LIMIT #5 (MR)$3.50IMA
2525.63RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #2$3.99DE
2535.50INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #8$3.99DC
2545.47BODIES #8 (MR)$3.99DC
2555.46GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #2 [*]$3.99IDW
2565.43BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7$3.99BOO
2575.40ABE SAPIEN #20$3.50DAR
2585.39SONIC UNIVERSE #73$3.99ARC
2595.36MEGA MAN #45$3.99ARC
2605.29WAR STORIES #5 (MR)$3.99AVA
2615.26CRIMINAL SAVAGE ED MAGAZINE SIZE VAR (MR)$5.99IMA
2625.12TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #20$3.99IDW
2635.07MEGA MAN #46$3.99ARC
2645.07WITCHBLADE #180$3.99IMA
2655.04DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #7$4.99DAR
2665.02COFFIN HILL #15 (MR)$2.99DC
2675.02GAME OF THRONES #24 (MR)$3.99DE
2685.01UBER #22 (MR)$3.99AVA
2694.98SHUTTER #9 (MR)$3.50IMA
2704.95FUTURAMA COMICS #74$2.99BON
2714.93SPONGEBOB COMICS #41$2.99UNI
2724.93EFFIGY #2 (MR) [*]$2.99DC
2734.85VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #5$3.99DE
2744.77UNITY #15$3.99VAL
2754.72KLARION #5$2.99DC
2764.72SEX #20 (MR)$2.99IMA
2774.64SONS OF ANARCHY #18 (MR)$3.99BOO
2784.60STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #7$2.99DC
2794.51GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #2$3.99IDW
2804.49ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #2 [*]$3.99IDW
2814.49HUMANS #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
2824.48WOODS #10$3.99BOO
2834.43GFT LITTLE MERMAID #1 (MR)$3.99ZEN
2844.36HELP US GREAT WARRIOR #1$3.99BOO
2844.36KITCHEN #4 (MR)$2.99DC
2864.35KING PRINCE VALIANT #1$3.99DE
2874.33KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1$3.99DE
2884.29TWILIGHT ZONE #12$3.99DE
2894.26JOE FRANKENSTEIN #1 [*]$3.99IDW
2894.26QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #2$3.99VAL
2914.26GOD IS DEAD #28 (MR)$3.99AVA
2924.23GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #107 (MR)$3.99ZEN
2934.22MORNING GLORIES #43 (MR)$3.50IMA
2944.21CROSSED BADLANDS #71 (MR)$3.99AVA
2954.20NAMES #6 (MR)$2.99DC
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2974.13GOD IS DEAD #29 (MR)$3.99AVA
2984.09LADY DEMON #2$3.99DE
2994.09STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #6 (MR)$3.99DAR
3004.07GARBAGE PAIL KIDS LOVE STINKS (ONE SHOT)$3.99IDW

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