Diamond Comics Market Share
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the first wave of market share data for comics shipped to comic book and specialty stores in November 2016. The good news? Marvel and DC nearly tie in the top ten, but overall comic sales have slipped.
As mentioned last week, Marvel was able to climb back up to the top of the comic book stack, but it didn’t have the number one comic. This morning, Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete list of the top 300 comics released in the direct market in October 2016, and it is worth checking out.
For those who were biting their nails waiting to see if DC would once again trump Marvel in the race to the top of the sales charts, you are either breathing a sigh of relief or running in the streets looking for someone to blame. Marvel has moved to the top of the charts for October 2016.
Diamond Comic Distributors announced that August was a record month for the direct market, as the distributor announced it shipped ten million non-promotional comic books for the first time in 20 years. Comic shops purchased 10.26 million comics last month.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the market share information for titles released in July 2016, and DC Comics finally topped the charts.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the rundown of the top 300 Comics sold in the direct market in April 2016. I hate to say it is more of the same, but really, it is another moth of more of the same, with DC only listing two comics in the Top 10.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the top ten books for March 2016, and with the Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo’s Batman #50 hitting a big milestone, it’s no surprise it took the top spot. What is a surprise is how the publishers ranked this month.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the complete list of top comics shipping in the direct market during February 2016. When it comes to Rebirth, All-New All-Different, and the latest gimmickery, looking to see what comics are doing well, can give you insight on which comics may see a “change” in the future.
First the good news; DC Comics unit share grew five-percent from last month. The bad news, Marvel still dominated the market in January 2016. Diamond Comic Distributors has released a rundown of the top ten comics released in February, and DC was able to place in several key spots.
Yesterday, we learned that Marvel continued to dominate comic sales in January, and we even learned what books made the top ten list. Today, we have a complete rundown of the top 300 books sold in the direct market in January 2016, and it is certainly an interesting read to see where books you thought were selling well, wound up.
Diamond Comic Distributors has released the top 300 comics sold in the direct market in December 2015. It should come as no surprise that Marvel Comics took the top spot as the number one publisher for the month.
While Diamond Comic Distributors is best known for delivering comics to your local comic shop, it also delivers games, toys and more each and every week. We already know what single issues were the big sellers in 2015, but what were the games that sold the most in the direct market in 2015? We have the rundown, after the jump!