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Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2013 @Marvel @DCComics @ImageComics


Diamond Comic Distributors has released their June 2013 product sales data. Included are Top Comic Book Publishers by Retail Market Share & Unit Share, Comparative Sales, Top 10 Comics, Graphic Novels, Toys, and Games. While Marvel is still controlling the market share, DC had a big month with the Top 3 comics, and Image took the Top 2 Graphic Novels.


"(BALTIMORE, MD) - (July 5, 2013) - Out of control satellites and a government conspiracy pose new challenges for the Man of Steel in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #1 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in June 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise. 
Marvel Comics was June's leading publisher with a 32.77% market share in retail dollars and a 38.29% market share in units. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.57% share in dollars and a 32.03% share in units. June's comics sales declined slightly from May, a five week month. Second quarter print sales were up over the first quarter by nearly 5%, and year-to-date print sales are up nearly 12% over 2012.. 
Rick Grimes and his band of survivors must adjust to life under Negan's rule in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 18: What Comes After from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in June. 
Michonne, the fan-favorite character from Kirkman's The Walking Dead, unleashed her fury and her katana on two walkers in McFarlane Toys' The Walking Dead: Michonne Resin Statue, the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in June. 
Designed for retailers' HeroClix tournaments within their stores, NECA/WizKids' Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself Month 2 Organized Play Kit, based on the Marvel Comics crossover event of 2011, was the best-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers in June."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS


RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS32.77%
DC ENTERTAINMENT29.57%
IMAGE COMICS8.77%
IDW PUBLISHING6.55%
DARK HORSE COMICS5.51%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.40%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.93%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS1.76%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT1.04%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.91%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.80%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS38.29%
DC ENTERTAINMENT32.03%
IMAGE COMICS8.31%
IDW PUBLISHING5.01%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.64%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.30%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.82%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT1.03%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.84%
ASPEN MLT INC0.80%
OTHER NON-TOP 104.94%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARSUNITS
JUNE 2013 VS. JUNE 2013
COMICS-2.27%-2.86%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-19.07%-20.90%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-7.92%-4.40%
JUNE 2013 VS. JUNE 2012
COMICS5.28%1.17%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-3.35%-4.31%
TOTAL COMICS/GN2.57%0.76%
SECOND QUARTER 2013 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2013
COMICS2.27%-0.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS10.39%11.83%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.72%0.57%
SECOND QUARTER 2013 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2012
COMICS6.30%2.95%
GRAPHIC NOVELS3.62%5.63%
TOTAL COMICS/GN5.43%3.16%
FIRST HALF 2013 VS. FIRST HALF 2012
COMICS13.26%10.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS9.25%8.72%
TOTAL COMICS/GN11.98%10.13%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS


RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
VARIANT COVERS (A, B, C, D, E, F, G)
$4.99APR130107DC
2BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1
VARIANT COVER (A)
$3.99APR130117DC
3BATMAN #21
VARIANT COVER (A)
$3.99APR130161DC
4AGE OF ULTRON #10
VARIANT COVERS (ABCD)
$3.99APR130589MAR
5AGE OF ULTRON #9
VARIANT COVERS (AB)
$3.99APR130586MAR
6JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
VARIANT COVERS (AB)
$3.99APR130137DC
7SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11$3.99APR130603MAR
8SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12$3.99APR130604MAR
9ALL-NEW X-MEN #12
VARIANT COVER (A)
$3.99APR130600MAR
10KICK-ASS 3 #1
VARIANT COVERS (ABCDE)
$2.99MAR130713MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS


RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18: WHAT COMES AFTER TPB$14.99APR130482IMA
2SAGA VOLUME 2 TPB$14.99APR130443IMA
3ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 3 TPB$14.99APR130964BOO
4STAR-LORD: THE HOLLOW CROWN TPB$7.99APR130679MAR
5DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP$14.99MAR130735MAR
6THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US (NEW PRINTING)$14.99SEP088204IMA
7FATALE VOLUME 3 TPB$14.99APR130422IMA
8BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TPB$16.99MAR130270DC
9HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TPB$16.99MAR130276DC
10BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE HC$29.99MAR130264DC

TOP 10 TOYS


RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD: MICHONNE RESIN STATUEMAR130599TMP
2BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE: THE JOKER ARTFX STATUENOV121817KOT
3DC COMICS: BATMAN " NEW 52" ARTFX+ STATUEDEC121704KOT
4BATMAN:ARKHAM CITY- THE JOKER STATUEJAN130348DC
5MARVEL SELECT: GHOST RIDER ACTION FIGURENOV063174DST
6MARVEL SELECT: IRON MAN 3 - IRON MAN MK. 42 FIGUREDEC121590DST
7INJUSTICE: THE FLASH VS. RAVEN FIGURE 2-PACKMAR130315DC
8INJUSTICE: CYBORG VS. HARLEY QUINN FIGURE 2-PACKMAR130314DC
9TOMB RAIDER PLAY ARTS KAI: LARA CROFT FIGUREDEC121781SQU
10STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT - USS ENTERPRISE-E SHIPAUG108211DST

TOP 10 GAMES


RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MARVEL HEROCLIX: FEAR ITSELF MONTH 2 ORGANIZED PLAY KITFEB138562NEC
2MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN MASTERS BOOSTER PACKSAPR132231WZK
3DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL BOOSTER PACKSMAR132260NEC
4DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL STARTER SETMAR132263NEC
5LORD OF THE RINGS HEROCLIX: FELLOWSHIP BOOSTERSFEB138641NEC
6THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAMEJUL112137CRY
7DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL MINI GAMEMAR132262NEC
8DC HEROCLIX: MAN OF STEEL MARQUEE PACKMAR132261NEC
9MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: DRAGON'S MAZE BOOSTER PACKSFEB131931WZK
10PATHFINDER BATTLES BUILDER SERIES: WE BE GOBLINS BOOSTER PACKSMAR132264NEC

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