Diamond Comic Distributors has released market share data for April 2017, that has Marvel’s Secret Empire #0 taking the top spot.
Marvel Comics was April’s top publisher with a 34.95% dollar share and a 38.23% unit share. DC Entertainment was second in April with a 30.49% dollar share and a 34.34% unit share. In third was Image Comics with a 10.54% dollar share and a 9.86% unit share. In fourth was Dark Horse Comics with a 4.46% dollar share and a 3.06% unit share, followed by IDW Publishing with a 3.63% dollar share and a 2.95% unit share.
|DARK HORSE COMICS||4.46%||3.06%|
|OTHER NON-TOP 10||8.73%||5.55%|
Marvel Comics had five titles in March’s top ten. In addition to Secret Empire #0, Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf’s X-Men Gold #1 ranked #3, Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina’s X-Men Blue #1 ranked #4, Jason Aaron and Salvador Larroca’s Star Wars #30 ranked #8, and Greg Pak and Greg Land’s Weapon X #1 ranked #9.
|1||SECRET EMPIRE #0||$4.99||FEB170758-M||MAR|
|2||BATMAN #21 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON)||$3.99||NOV169200||DC|
|3||X-MEN GOLD #1||$4.99||FEB170777-M||MAR|
|4||X-MEN BLUE #1||$4.99||FEB170767-M||MAR|
|5||THE FLASH #21 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON)||$3.99||NOV169204||DC|
|7||BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON)||$2.99||NOV169198-M||DC|
|8||STAR WARS #30||$3.99||FEB170955-M||MAR|
|9||WEAPON X #1||$3.99||FEB170790-M||MAR|
|10||THE WALKING DEAD #166 (MR)||$2.99||FEB170686||IMA|
When comparing sales from month to month, overall comic sales slipped just over 5-percent. This really isn’t much of a surprise and considering the dollar drop was under 10=percent I think everyone can breath a collective sigh because April had a lot of vacationdays, bad weather, and the like that could have affected the bottom line.
However comparing yearly data, unit sales slipped 4.66-percent from April 2017 compared to April 2016, while dollar sales fell 11.28-percent. This really adjusts the overall sales for the year. Compared to this time in 2016, unit sales have risen by 6.89-percent while the dollar slipped 2.53-percent.
|APRIL 2017 VS. MARCH 2017|
|APRIL 2017 VS. APRIL 2016|
|YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2016|
We will have the complete list of the top 300 comics sold in April on Monday.