Diamond Comic Distributors has released their October 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) — (November 7, 2014) — Weapon-bearing zombies offer a new threat to the survivors of the apocalypse in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #132 from Image Comics, the best-selling comic book of October 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was October's top publisher with a 34.82% dollar market share and a 36.35% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 27.53% dollar share and 31.00% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 9.77% dollar share and a 12.28% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in October was fourth at 5.18% and Dark Horse Comics was fifth at 4.74%.
Marvel Comics had seven titles among October's top ten best-selling comics, led by Death of Wolverine #4 at #2. DC Entertainment placed two titles in the top ten, with Batman #35 as the publisher's top book at #6.
The first arc of G. Willow Wilson's acclaimed Ms. Marvel was collected in October in Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, and the book from Marvel Comics was the month's best-selling graphic novel and one of the publisher's four books in the top ten. DC Entertainment also had four titles in the top ten, led by Batman Volume 4: Zero Year: Secret City at #3. Rounding out the top ten with two titles was Image Comics with Jonathan Hickman's East of West Volume 3: There Is No Us leading the way at #4.
Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti joined forces for a reimagination of a classic fairy tale in Toon Graphic's Hansel & Gretel, the best-selling book in October. Also returning to the top ten was Dark Horse Comics' Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #2.
DC Collectibles released a new version of a fan-favorite in October with the Batman Black & White: Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm Statue (Second Edition), the month's best-selling toy product and one of their seven items in the top ten. Also among the top ten was Diamond Select Toys; their Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure ranked #6 for the month.
USApoly's Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, a custom edition of the venerable board game based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling Image comic book, was October's best-selling game product."
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
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DARK HORSE COMICS
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
AVATAR PRESS INC
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
OTHER NON-TOP 10
- THE WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)
- DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4
- THOR #1
- DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3
- AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #1
- BATMAN #35
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8
- HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1
- AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #2
- MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP
- HAWKEYE VOLUME 3: L.A. WOMAN TP
- BATMAN VOL. 4: ZERO YEAR: SECRET CITY TP (N52)
- EAST OF WEST VOLUME 3: THERE IS NO US TP
- BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY HC (N52)
- SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL. 1: HERE WAS A MAN TP (MR)
- HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 1: HOT IN THE CITY HC
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE PARKER LUCK TP
- MOON KNIGHT VOLUME 1: FROM THE DEAD HC
- BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET
- BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE (SECOND EDITION)
- DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: HARLEY QUINN STATUE (SECOND EDITION)
- BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK SET 1
- BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: ZOMBIE BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMS
- DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET
- MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ROCKET RACCOON ARTFX+ STATUE
- DC COMICS ICONS: SUPERMAN 1/6-SCALE STATUE
- ARKHAM ORIGINS: DEATHSTROKE/THE JOKER/COPPERHEAD 3-PACK
- BATMAN ARKHAM CITY: BATMAN ARTFX+ STATUE
- MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
- MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MEN
- MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KHANS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKS
- RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
- DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT: ALTERNATE LANTERNS
- MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MEN STARTER SET
- ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 3: PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM VS. LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS
- DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT BOOSTER BRICK WAVE 2
- RISK LEGACY
- MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KHANS OF TARKIR FAT PACK