DC is top publisher in Diamond's September statistics

Information and statistics courtesy of Diamond Comics Distributors.

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DC Entertainment was September's top publisher with a 36.53% dollar share and a 43.45% unit share.  

Marvel Comics was the month's number two publisher with a 31.40% dollar share and a 30.75% unit share.

At number three was Image Comics with a 9.04% dollar share and a 8.80% unit share.

IDW Publishing was fourth with a 4.60% dollar share and a 3.55% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 3.23% dollar share and 2.43% units share. 

 



TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR SHARE

UNIT SHARE

DC ENTERTAINMENT

36.53%

43.45%

MARVEL COMICS

31.40%

30.75%

IMAGE COMICS

9.04%

8.80%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.60%

3.55%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.23%

2.43%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.38%

1.95%

TITAN COMICS

1.29%

1.27%

VIZ MEDIA

1.10%

0.39%

ONI PRESS INC.

1.02%

0.79%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

0.94%

0.78%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.46%

5.84%


Dollar share

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

SEPTEMBER 2016 VS. AUGUST 2016

COMICS

-23.78%

-20.61%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-8.25%

-8.37%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-19.65%

-19.79%

SEPTEMBER 2016 VS. SEPTEMBER 2015

COMICS

9.23%

15.61%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-10.94%

-14.46%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.20%

12.57%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2016 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2015

COMICS

3.32%

1.59%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.15%

-0.82%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.65%

1.39%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

82

40

0

122

DC ENTERTAINMENT

76

36

0

112

IMAGE COMICS

53

18

1

72

IDW PUBLISHING

40

13

0

53

DARK HORSE COMICS

26

18

0

44

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

24

14

0

38

VIZ MEDIA

0

23

0

23

TITAN COMICS

17

2

3

22

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

16

4

0

20

ONI PRESS INC.

9

2

0

11

OTHER

115

131

12

258


Unit share

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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