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[Business] Darth Maul is the top of the charts for February

We are only a few days into March, but we know how comics sold for the month that was. As the headline suggests, Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 was able to snag the top spot for February.

DC Comics had seven titles in the top ten in February, but that still wasn’t enough for the publisher to take the top spot, as Marvel had 37.46% of the dollar share and 33.64% or the unit share compared to DC’s 30.23% and 33.47% respectively.

PUBLISHERDOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS37.46%33.64%
DC ENTERTAINMENT30.23%33.47%
IMAGE COMICS9.58%18.13%
IDW PUBLISHING5.83%3.27%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.57%1.45%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.08%1.84%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.52%2.06%
TITAN COMICS1.16%0.92%
VIZ MEDIA1.10%0.35%
ONI PRESS INC.0.86%0.60%
OTHER NON-TOP 107.62%4.27%
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1$4.99MAR
2BATMAN #16$2.99DC
3BATMAN #17$2.99DC
4JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 [*]$2.99DC
5SUPER SONS #1 [*]$2.99DC
6WALKING DEAD #164 (MR)$2.99IMA
7ALL STAR BATMAN #7$4.99DC
8STAR WARS #28$3.99MAR
9JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99DC
10JUSTICE LEAGUE #14$2.99DC

There was a bit of a drop in the money earned by the industry in February. Dollar amounts dropped 4.67% even though there was an uptick in the number of comics sold compared to January 2017 (3.65%). The year to year slump continues as February 2017 drop 4.47% compared to February 2016, even though the number of comics sold was up 17.29%.  For the first two months of 2017 comic sales are down 2.06%.

The complete list of the top 300 comics will be available on Monday.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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