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[Market Share] DC Comics finally takes the top spot

Diamond Comic Distributors has released the market share information for titles released in July 2016, and DC Comics finally topped the charts.

PUBLISHERDOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
DC ENTERTAINMENT35.36%40.96%
MARVEL COMICS34.20%35.69%
IMAGE COMICS8.15%7.56%
IDW PUBLISHING4.49%3.00%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.83%1.98%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.05%1.68%
ARCHIE COMICS1.36%1.26%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.19%0.95%
ONI PRESS INC.1.14%0.84%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC1.06%1.03%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.18%5.06%

DC Entertainment had eight of the month’s top ten best-selling comics; beyond Justice League #1, Justice League Rebirth #1 ranked #2, Batman #2 ranked #3, Batman #3 ranked #5, Nightwing Rebirth #1 ranked #6, New Super-Man #1 ranked #8, Nightwing #1 ranked #9, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1 ranked #10. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez’s Civil War II #3 ranked #4, and Civil War II #4 ranked #7. Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #156 was Image Comics’ best-selling book in July at #32. Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, and David Messina’s ROM #1 was IDW Publishing’s top book at #75. Finally, Dark Horse Comics’ top book, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, ranked #117.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 [*]$2.99MAY160206-MDC
2JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160204-MDC
3BATMAN #2 [*]$2.99MAY160234-MDC
4CIVIL WAR II #3$4.99APR160862-MMAR
5BATMAN #3 [*]$2.99MAY160236-MDC
6NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160216-MDC
7CIVIL WAR II #4$4.99MAY160747-MMAR
8NEW SUPER MAN #1 [*]$2.99MAY160224-MDC
9NIGHTWING #1 [*]$2.99MAY160218-MDC
10HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160208-MDC

This may be the first time in my recent memory that doesn’t feature one of the non-DC/Marvel premiere publishers on the top ten list. On the plus side, Betty & Veronica #1 placed very high, but we’ll have to wait until Monday for the complete list.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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Stephen Schleicher

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