Diamond Comic Distributors has released their June 2014 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. Marvel continues to hold onto both Market Share and Unit Share this month with a little help from Original Sin and the Amazing Spider-Man. DC does take the #1 title with Batman #32. Image still dominates the TPB sales with 4 books Velvet Vol 1 & Saga Vols 1-3.
"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 11, 2014) — Batman confronts the Riddler in the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's " Zero Year" storyline in DC Entertainment's Batman #32, the best-selling comic book of June 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics had four titles place among June's top ten best-selling comics, led by Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten. Rounding out the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #128 at #9.
Marvel Comics was June's top publisher with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics' was 5.57%.
A magical accident by Sabrina the Teenage Witch triggers the zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, the best-selling graphic novel of June. Also of note, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End at #3.
Complemented by illustrations by Brian Froud, A.C.H. Smith's novelization of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal returned to print in a new hardcover edition from BOOM! Studios and was June's best-selling book. Also notable, Dark Horse Comics had two book in the top ten -- Daniel Way's real-life history of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories, at #3, and the perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.
Based on a design by Ant Lucia, DC Collectibles' DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue the June's best-selling toy product, and one of their six products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with three products, led by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure at #4.
Hasbro's Risk: Legacy, a multi-generation revision of the venerable strategy board game, was June's best-selling game product."
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- BATMAN #32
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3
- ORIGINAL SIN #3
- HARLEY QUINN #7
- SUPERMAN #32
- ORIGINAL SIN #4
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2
- JUSTICE LEAGUE #31
- THE WALKING DEAD #128 (MR)
- DETECTIVE COMICS #32
- AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE TP
- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP
- VELVET VOLUME 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP (MR)
- SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)
- SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: GOBLIN NATION TP
- BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP
- INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 TP
- INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 2 HC
- SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)
- DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET
- BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE
- MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION FIGURE
- MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE
- DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1: NIGHTWING BY CAPULLO FIGURE
- DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POISON IVY STATUE
- MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK ACTION FIGURE
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN FIGURE
- DC COMICS: ARMORED WONDER WOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE
- RISK LEGACY
- MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS
- STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK
- MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
- MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK
- GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES
- ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN
- PATHFINDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK
- TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION
- MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK