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Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of the top 300 comics for the month ending March 2009.   DC’s Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 sold well, but not enough to beat Dark Avengers #3 and New Avengers #51 (both Dark Reign tie-ins).  It, Justice League of America #31, and Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer #23 were the only non-Marvel titles in the Top Ten for the month, which means, once again, Marvel took the month with a 47% hold on the direct market. As reported a few days ago, IDW Publishing had a nice run for

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Diamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market ShareTop 300 Comics

Diamond Comic Distributors has released its breakdown of comics sold in December 2008.  As the year ended, Marvel once again rode the gravy train to success capturing almost 50% of the unit share, while DC limped in with a 31% showing. With the low showing from the other publishers, it is a wonder they’ll survive with Diamonds new minimum order declaration. The top seller of the month was the closing chapter of the Secret invasion, while the opening chapter to Dark Reign took third place.  DC wedged between the two with Final Crisis #5, and had a pretty decent showing

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Diamond Comic DistributorsTop 300 Comics

Another month, and another rundown of the Top 300 Comics from Diamond Comic Distributors.  Once again Marvel took the top spot with 48% of the unit share, with DC Comics bringing in 32%.  Eight of the top ten comics belonged to Marvel, with Secret Invasion #5 taking the top spot.  Final Crisis #3, from DC, held the runner-up position, and Batman #679, a R.I.P. tie-in came in at the fourth position. Buffy the Vampire Slayer continues to be the top seller for Dark Horse as the only non Marvel/DC title in the Top 20. Take the jump for the listing,

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Diamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of comic book sales for July 2008.  Marvel dominated the month taking seven of the top 10 spots on the list.  DC only had two showings with Batman #678, the Grant Morrison’s R.I.P. storyline, and Justice League of America #23, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Dark Horse rounded out the top ten. For Dark Horse July was a very good month as Buffy moved up the list two spots from number 12 last month.  Both Marvel and DC came close to one another in the Dollar Share category with Marvel

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Diamond Comic DistributorsDiamond Comics Market Share

Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the breakdown of comic book sales for June 2008.  Leading the month once again is Marvel with a 48.39% Unit Share, with DC coming in second place with a mere 29.56%.  From there the numbers drop to the “smaller” publishers with Dark Horse coming in again in the third slot. Title wise, Marvel snagged the top two spots with Secret Invasion #3 and Ultimate Origins #1.  Final Crisis #2 slipped a spot to the third best selling title, and with the exception of Justice League of America #22 taking the nine spot, Marvel

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