Saturday, October 15, 2016

Top Comics for September 2016 advance sales

Diamond Announces Top Products For September 2016

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 14, 2016) — Batman hunts through Gotham City to locate Gotham Girl to help her after her encounter with the Psycho-Pirate in Tom King, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado's Batman #6 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling cBatman  6omic book of September 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

 DC Entertainment had eight titles in the top ten including Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.'s All-Star Batman #2 at #2; Batman #7, the first chapter of "Night of the Monster Men," at #3; Justice League #4 at #5; Francis Manapul's Trinity #1 at #7; Supergirl #1 at #8; Suicide Squad #2 at #9; and Justice League #5 at #10.

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's Civil War II #5 was Marvel Comics' best-selling book for September at #4.

Image Comics' The Walking Dead #158 from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher's top book at #6.

IDW Publishing's Revolution #1, the first part of IDW Publishing's Hasbro crossover, was their top book at #85.

Rounding out the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer #3 from Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston was their top book at #158.


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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. 


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #6

$2.99

JUL160304-M

DC

2

ALL-STAR BATMAN #2 [*]

$4.99

JUL160288-M

DC

3

BATMAN #7

$2.99

JUL160310-M

DC

4

CIVIL WAR II #5

$4.99

JUN160760-M

MAR

5

JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 [*]

$2.99

JUL160338-M

DC

6

THE WALKING DEAD #158 (MR)

$2.99

JUL160789-M

IMA

7

TRINITY #1 [*]

$2.99

JUL160282-M

DC

8

SUPERGIRL #1 [*]

$2.99

JUL160277-M

DC

9

SUICIDE SQUAD #2 [*]

$2.99

JUL160346-M

DC

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 [*]

$2.99

JUL160340-M

DC

Rick Grimes prepares a counterattack against the Whisperers in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of September and one of the publisher's two titles in the top ten. 

The Walking Dead Volume 26

DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten, led by Jill Thompson's original graphic novel, Wonder Woman: The Last Amazon at #2.

Wonder Woman True Amazon

Dark Horse Comics' Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 13: North and South Part One ranked #6.

Marvel Comics' Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic ranked #7.

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TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 26: CALL TO ARMS TP (MR)

$14.99

JUN160722

IMA

2

WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON HC

$22.99

MAY160281

DC

3

BATMAN VOLUME 8: SUPERHEAVY TP

$16.99

JUN160332

DC

4

BATMAN VOLUME 9: BLOOM HC

$24.99

MAY160304

DC

5

THE FIX VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

JUN160686-M

IMA

6

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 13: NORTH AND SOUTH PART 1 TP

$10.99

MAY160022

DAR

7

SECRET WARS TP

$34.99

JUN160958

MAR

8

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC

$17.99

NOV070226

DC

9

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 7: THE DARKSEID WAR PART 1 TP

$16.99

JUN160346

DC

10

HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 4: A CALL TO ARMS TP

$16.99

JUN160344

DC

Batman Volume 9



BOOM! Studios' Jim Henson's Labyrinth Tales, an illustrated storybook based on the cult film, was September's best-selling book.

Image Comics' The Walking Dead Adult Coloring Book was in the top ten at #10 as was IDW Publishing's The Beauty of Horror: A Goregeous Coloring Book at #7.

 

 

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH TALES HC

$16.99

JUL161323

BOO

2

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPER HERO HIGH YEARBOOK SC

$9.99

JUL162224

RAN

3

GHOSTBUSTERS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK

$4.99

JUL162266

RAN

4

GHOSTBUSTERS 2016 LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK

$4.99

JUL162267

RAN

5

BEDTIME FOR BATMAN PICTURE BOOK HC

$15.95

JUL162219

CAP

6

THE WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK (MR)

$14.99

FEB160615

IMA

7

BEAUTY OF HORROR: GOREGEOUS COLORING BOOK TP

$17.99

JUL160659

IDW

8

ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT COLORING BOOK

$12.99

MAY168239

RAN

9

ALAN MOORE: JERUSALEM HC NOVEL (MR)

$35.00

JUL162245

WW

10

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 110 SC

$14.95

JUN162101

SAN

Based on artwork for Dark Knight III: The Master Race, the DC Designer Series: Batman by Andy Kubert Statue from DC Collectibles was September's best-selling toy product and one of the manufacturer's six products among the top ten.

Also in the top ten, Diamond Select Toys' Ghostbusters Select Series 3 Action Figure ranked #7 for the month.

WizKids/NECA's DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash Foil Packs was September's best-selling game product.

IDW Publishing had two products among the top ten -- The Godfather: The New Don Game ranked #3 for the month, and the Arcane Academy Card Game ranked #6.  

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC DICE MASTERS: GREEN ARROW AND THE FLASH

JUN163094

NEC

2

FINDING DORY: DON'T WAKE GAME

JUL158674

BAN

3

THE GODFATHER: THE NEW DON GAME

MAY160541

IDW

4

MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOXED SET (2ND EDITION)

FEB151158

BOO

5

MARVEL HEROCLIX: SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN BOOSTER BRICK

MAY163107

NEC

6

ARCANE ACADEMY CARD GAME

JUN160572

IDW

7

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ELDRITCH MOON BOOSTER PACKS

MAY163104

WIZ

8

YU-GI-OH! TCG 2016 MEGA-TIN CASE

MAY168707

KON

9

MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME (2ND EDITION)

FEB151159

BOO

10

D&D MINIATURES SET FIVE

JUN169191

NEC

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