Diamond Announces Top Products in January 2016

unit-shareDiamond Comic Distributors has announced the top ordered products for January 2016. Diamond is the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Resentments boil over in Alexandria in Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Stefano Gaudino’s The Walking Dead #150 from Image Comics, the best-selling comic book of January 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics was January’s top publisher with a 44.38% dollar share and a 48.17% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 22.16% dollar share and a 24.02% unit share. January’s number three publisher was Image Comics with a 9.67% dollar share and a 10.99% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 4.11% dollar share and a 3.48% unit share. Dark Horse Comics placed fifth for the month with a 3.06% dollar share and a 2.51% unit share.

dollar-shareMarvel Comics had eight of January’s top ten best-selling titles, led by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars #9, the conclusion of their universe shattering crossover series, at #2. Also in the top ten were Spider-Man/Deadpool #1 by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness at #3, Star Wars #14 at #4, Star Wars #15 at #5, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s Old Man Logan #1 at #6, Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 at #7, Darth Vader #15 at #9, and Cullen Bunn at Greg Land’s Uncanny X-Men #1 at #10. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo continued their stellar “Superheavy” storyline in DC Entertainment’s Batman #48, landing at #8. Among the other premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy Winter Special was their top book at #137, and Back to the Future #4 from IDW Publishing was their top book at #99. January’s top non-premier comic book was BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 at #39.

Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows and Secrets from Marvel Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of January and one of Marvel’s nine titles in the top ten. Rounding out the top ten, Oni Press’ Invader Zim Volume 1 ranked #9 for the month.

Random House’s Star Wars: I Am Jedi Little Golden Book was January’s best-selling book. Also in the top ten was IDW Publishing’s Worlds of Color: Welcome to Oz Adult Coloring Book at #5.

DC Collectibles’ DC Comics Icons: Harley Quinn Statue was January’s best-selling toy product and one of the three DC Collectibles products among the top ten, along with the Batman: Arkham Knight: Azrael Action Figure at #6 and the Batman: Arkham Knight: Man-Bat Figure at #10. Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure, a perennial seller, placed among the top ten at #7 for the month.

Wizard of the Coast’s Magic the Gathering TCG: Oath of the Gatewatch Fat Packs were January’s best-selling games product. Diamond Select Toys also had two titles in the top ten, led by the Back to the Future Monopoly at #2. Also in the top ten was IDW Publishing with three products, led by the Machi Koro Card Game at #3.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR

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MARVEL COMICS44.38%48.17%
DC ENTERTAINMENT22.16%24.02%
IMAGE COMICS9.67%10.99%
IDW PUBLISHING4.11%3.48%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.06%2.51%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD2.26%0.41%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.98%1.89%
VIZ MEDIA1.18%0.45%
TITAN COMICS1.15%1.02%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.15%0.92%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.89%6.14%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS94370131
DC ENTERTAINMENT7721098
IMAGE COMICS5811069
IDW PUBLISHING3715052
DARK HORSE COMICS3412046
VIZ MEDIA040040
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT2212034
EAGLEMOSS003030
TITAN COMICS146323
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT105015
OTHER NON-TOP 1010411026240

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
JANUARY 2016 VS. DECEMBER 2015
COMICS-25.19%-21.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-11.81%-6.73%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-21.52%-20.31%
JANUARY 2016 VS. JANUARY 2015
COMICS-3.86%-4.09%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.77%-9.65%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-5.10%-4.54%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD #150 (MR)$2.99NOV150561-MIMA
2SECRET WARS #9$4.99OCT150729-MMAR
3SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1$3.99NOV150751-MMAR
4STAR WARS #14$3.99OCT150945-MMAR
5STAR WARS #15$3.99NOV150920-MMAR
6OLD MAN LOGAN #1$4.99NOV150733-MMAR
7STAR WARS: OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #1$3.99NOV150910-MMAR
8BATMAN #48$3.99NOV150219-MDC
9DARTH VADER #15$3.99NOV150917-MMAR
10UNCANNY X-MEN #1$3.99OCT150769-MMAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOLUME 2: SHADOWS AND SECRETS TP$19.99OCT150987MAR
2STAR WARS VOLUME 2: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLERS’ MOON TP$19.99OCT150986MAR
3COLOR YOUR OWN DEADPOOL TP$9.99NOV150950MAR
4DEATH OF WOLVERINE TP$19.99JUN150829MAR
5STAR WARS: LANDO TP$16.99OCT150988MAR
6DEADPOOL’S SECRET SECRET WARS TP$15.99OCT150977MAR
7INVADER ZIM VOLUME 1 TP$19.99OCT151564ONI
8THOR VOLUME 1: GODDESS OF THUNDER TP$19.99OCT150985MAR
9STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOLUME 1: VADER TP$19.99JUL150827MAR
10CIVIL WAR TP$24.99JAN072436MAR

 

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: I AM JEDI$4.99NOV151882RAN
2STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: I AM DROID$4.99NOV151881RAN
3STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: I AM PILOT$4.99NOV151883RAN
4NARUTO: SEVENTH HOKAGE SCARLET SPRING GN$9.99NOV151741VIZ
5DC SUPER FRIENDS: SUPER PETS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99NOV151862RAN
6WORLDS OF COLOR: WELCOME TO OZ ADULT COLORING BOOK TP$9.99NOV150474IDW
7ART OF MAGIC THE GATHERING VOLUME 1: ZENDIKAR HC$39.99NOV151737VIZ
8DC SUPER FRIENDS: WONDER WOMAN TO THE RESCUE SC$4.99NOV151863RAN
9THE ART OF PLOOG HC$49.00OCT151878FPG
10STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK LIBRARY$29.94AUG158822RAN

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1DC COMICS ICONS: HARLEY QUINN STATUEJUL150349DC
2MARVEL UNIVERSE VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: BLACK WIDOW FIGUREJUL158279SQU
3MOVIE REALIZATION STAR WARS: MEISHO BOBA FETT FIGUREJUL158082BLU
4MARVEL UNIVERSE VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: VENOM FIGUREMAY158200SQU
5DC COMICS: RAVEN BISHOUJO STATUEAPR158525KOT
6BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: AZRAEL FIGUREAUG150317DC
7MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL FIGUREMAR101468DST
8DC: THE NEW 52: RED HOOD ARTFX+ STATUEAUG152628KOT
9GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT STATUENOV142328GEN
10BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT: MAN-BAT FIGUREAUG150319DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: OATH OF THE GATEWATCH FAT PACKNOV158285WZK
2BACK TO THE FUTURE MONOPOLYJUL152198DST
3MACHI KORO CARD GAMEMAY142831IDW
4MACHI KORO CARD GAME DELUXE EDITIONJUN152743IDW
5JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK MONOPOLYDEC142209DST
6RISK: STAR WARS EDITION GAMEOCT158587HAS
7ORPHAN BLACK CARD GAMEMAY152754IDW
8YU-GI-OH! TCG: BREAKERS OF SHADOW BOOSTER PACKSNOV158111KON
9SETTLERS OF CATAN NEW EDITIONNOV074603MAY
10STAR WARS: X-WING IMPERIAL ASSAULT: CARRIER EXPANSION PACKOCT152856FAN