Diamond Comic Distributors has released their September 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.
"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 3, 2014) — Hunted by his enemies, his healing factor gone, Wolverine faces his final reckoning in Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of September 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
DC Entertainment was September's top publisher with a 36.58% dollar market share and a 40.76% unit market share. Marvel Comics was second with a 32.04% dollar share and 34.11% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 7.49% dollar share and an 8.24% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in September was fourth at 4.52% and Dark Horse Comics was fifth at 4.11%.
Marvel Comics had four titles among September's top ten best-selling comics, including Death of Wolverine #2 at #2. DC Entertainment placed six titles in the top ten, driven by DC Comics' Futures End month-long event featuring lenticular covers and led by Batman: Futures End #1 at #3.
DC Entertainment's Batman: Death of the Family Book & The Joker Mask Boxed Set, a special edition of the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo storyline that comes with a Joker mask, was September's best-selling graphic novel and one of the publisher's three titles in the top ten. Also in the top ten were Marvel Comics with two titles, led by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: Angela at #4, and Image Comics with four titles, led by Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 10 hardcover at #5.
Released to coincide with the debut of the new season of Doctor Who, Running Press' Doctor Who: K-9 Light & Sound Figurine and Book Set was September's best-selling book. Also among the top ten was Dark Horse Comics' Legend of Korra: Art of the Animated Series Book 2: Spirits at #4.
Based on the best-selling video game, the Batman: Arkham City: Harley Quinn/Batman/Nightwing/Robin Action Figure 4-Pack from DC Collectibles was the best-selling toy product in September and one of the manufacturer's five products among the top ten. Diamond Select Toys also placed in the top ten with the Marvel Select: Zombie Magneto Action Figure at #8.
Hasbro's perennial best-seller Risk Legacy, a multi-game revision of the venerable board game, returned to the top of the sales charts in September as the month's best-selling game."
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
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DARK HORSE COMICS
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
AVATAR PRESS INC
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
OTHER NON-TOP 10
- DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1
- DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2
- BATMAN: FUTURES END #1
- HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6
- JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1
- ORIGINAL SIN #8
- DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1
- JUSTICE LEAGUE #33
- BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1
- BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & THE JOKER MASK BOXED SET
- FOREVER EVIL HC (N52)
- YU-GI-OH! 5DS VOLUME 6 GN
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2: ANGELA TP
- THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 10 HC (MR)
- HARLEY QUINN: VENGEANCE UNLIMITED TP
- SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
- KICK-ASS 3 PREMIERE HC (MR)
- FATALE VOLUME 5: CURSE THE DEMON TP (MR)
- SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)
- BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: HARLEY QUINN/BATMAN/NIGHTWING/ROBIN ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: SUPERGIRL ACTION FIGURE
- INFINITE CRISIS: PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE
- BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI: DEATHSTROKE FIGURE
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: TEEN TITANS RED ROBIN ACTION FIGURE
- MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW: CAPTAIN AMERICA ARTFX+ STATUE
- MARVEL SELECT: ZOMBIE MAGNETO ACTION FIGURE
- DANGER ROOM SESSIONS: JUGGERNAUT FINE ART STATUE
- BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI: BATMAN FIGURE
- RISK LEGACY
- MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY COMIC BOOSTER BRICK
- MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
- ADVENTURE TIME: CARD WARS PACK 3: PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM VS THE LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS
- MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS VS. THE X-MEN
- RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
- THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME
- MY LITTLE PONY LIFE
- DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT BOOSTER BRICK WAVE 2
- YU-GI-OH! TCG 2014 MEGA-TIN