Even though DC Comics shipped more comics in February than Marvel, The House of Ideas still came in as the top moneymaker, even as comic sales fell slightly.

Even though February had four Wednesdays of sales in February, overall comic sales fell 3.4% in February. This had a lot more to do with the 6% drop in comics shipped than fans not rushing to the comic shops, however.

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS  
DOLLARSUNITS
FEBRUARY 2018 VS. JANUARY 2018
COMICS-3.40%-6.02%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-14.54%-16.60%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-6.72%-6.83%
TOYS-10.48%-13.65%
FEBRUARY 2018 VS. FEBRUARY 2017
COMICS-3.01%-19.67%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-18.53%-14.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-7.81%-19.31%
TOYS-10.28%-1.44%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017
COMICS-3.67%-15.61%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.77%-4.17%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-4.88%-14.86%
TOYS5.11%7.96%

This month, Diamond Comic Distributors breaks down the Top 10 Comic Book by units shipped, and dollars invoiced. This seems like a radical change in who can claim the number one spot until you realize Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man had a higher cover price than Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, that sold for a dollar less, but had the most units shipped to local comic shops.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED    
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1$4.99NOV170209DC
2X-MEN RED #1$4.99DEC170785-MMAR
3BATMAN #40$2.99DEC170255-MDC
4BATMAN #41$2.99DEC170257-MDC
5THE WALKING DEAD #176$3.99OCT178652-MIMA
6BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5$3.99DEC170262-MDC
7PETER PARKER: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300$5.99DEC170828-MMAR
8STAR WARS #43$3.99DEC170930-MMAR
9INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1$4.99DEC170883-MMAR
10AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796$3.99DEC178082-MMAR
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED    
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300$5.99DEC170828-MMAR
2DARK KNIGHTS RISING: THE WILD HUNT #1$4.99NOV170209DC
3X-MEN RED #1$4.99DEC170785-MMAR
4THE WALKING DEAD #176$3.99OCT178652-MIMA
5BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #5$3.99DEC170262-MDC
6BATMAN #40$2.99DEC170255-MDC
7BATMAN #41$2.99DEC170257-MDC
8INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1$4.99DEC170883-MMAR
9STAR WARS: THRAWN #1$4.99DEC170925-MMAR
10SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1$7.99NOV170208DC

All of this leads to the big list of where each publisher ranked for February.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS  
PUBLISHERDOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS34.86%36.94%
DC ENTERTAINMENT31.79%36.61%
IMAGE COMICS10.49%10.82%
IDW PUBLISHING3.58%2.63%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.85%1.68%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.40%2.29%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.37%2.12%
VIZ MEDIA1.19%0.46%
TITAN COMICS1.01%0.67%
ONI PRESS INC.0.94%0.53%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.54%5.24%

We’ll have the big list of comics next week, but for now, what big takeaways did you glean from this data?

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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