DC Comics is #1 as Diamond Announces the Top Products For July 2016.

dollar-shareDC Comics is finding success with their Rebirth launch as the company is the top publishing in both dollar share and unit share. The company also took 8 of the top 10 selling comics for the month.

Alien machines threaten Earth and the Justice League reforms to defeat them in Bryan Hitch, Tony S. Daniel, and Sandu Florea’s Justice League #1 from DC, the best-selling comic book of July 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

Their sales powered by Rebirth, DC was July’s top publisher with a 35.36% dollar share and a 40.96% unit share. Marvel Comics was the month’s number two publisher with a 34.20% dollar share and a 35.69% unit share. At number three was Image Comics with a 8.15% dollar share and a 7.56% unit share. IDW Publishing was fourth with a 4.49% dollar share and a 3.00% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.83% dollar share and 1.98% units share.

unit-shareDC had eight of the month’s top ten best-selling comics. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #156 was Image Comics’ best-selling book in July at #32. Chris Ryall, Christos Gage, and David Messina’s ROM #1 was IDW Publishing’s top book at #75. Finally, Dark Horse Comics’ top book, Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1, ranked #117.

Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda’s steampunk kaiju story Monstress Volume 1 from Image Comics was July’s best-selling graphic novel and one of the four titles from Image Comics among the top ten. DC had two titles among the top ten, led by Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits, a collection of stories featuring the fan-favorite character, at #2. Charles Soule and Marco Checchetto’s Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin was Marvel Comics’ best-selling book at #4 and one of their three titles among the top ten.

The softcover edition of Gemstone Publishing’s The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 46 was July’s best-selling book.

Good Smile’s The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: Link Nendoroid, a recreation of the beloved Nintendo hero, was July’s best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had four titles among the month’s top ten, led by Marvel Select: Carnage Action Figure at #2. Also in the top ten, DC Collectibles had two titles in the top ten, with the DC Comics Blueline: Superman Action Figure, a unique figure based on Jim Lee’s pencil artwork, their best-selling product at #5.

USAopoly’s Risk: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, a specialized edition of the venerable board game inspired by Image Comics’ The Walking Dead, returned to the top of the sales charts as July’s best-selling game product. IDW Publishing’s IDW Games division also had a strong showing in July with five products among the top ten, led by the Machi Koro Deluxe Edition Card Game at #2.

Check out below for the full list of the stats released by Diamond.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

DC ENTERTAINMENT35.36%40.96%
MARVEL COMICS34.20%35.69%
IMAGE COMICS8.15%7.56%
IDW PUBLISHING4.49%3.00%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.83%1.98%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.05%1.68%
ARCHIE COMICS1.36%1.26%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.19%0.95%
ONI PRESS INC.1.14%0.84%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT1.06%1.03%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.18%5.06%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
JULY 2016 VS. JUNE 2016
COMICS-8.15%-3.24%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-26.54%-35.83%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-13.77%-6.16%
JULY 2016 VS. JULY 2015
COMICS4.32%12.01%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-19.12%-28.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-3.01%8.28%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2016 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2015
COMICS-2.59%-5.39%
GRAPHIC NOVELS2.42%0.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-1.08%-4.94%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS97330130
DC ENTERTAINMENT6331094
IMAGE COMICS6111173
IDW PUBLISHING3713050
DARK HORSE COMICS2118039
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT2110031
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT197026
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC115016
ONI PRESS INC.132015
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS101011
OTHER NON-TOP 1010214423269

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 [*]$2.99MAY160206-MDC
2JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160204-MDC
3BATMAN #2 [*]$2.99MAY160234-MDC
4CIVIL WAR II #3$4.99APR160862-MMAR
5BATMAN #3 [*]$2.99MAY160236-MDC
6NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160216-MDC
7CIVIL WAR II #4$4.99MAY160747-MMAR
8NEW SUPER MAN #1 [*]$2.99MAY160224-MDC
9NIGHTWING #1 [*]$2.99MAY160218-MDC
10HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99MAY160208-MDC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1MONSTRESS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99APR160803-MIMA
2HARLEY QUINN’S GREATEST HITS TP$9.99MAR168712DC
3BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC$17.99NOV070226DC
4STAR WARS: OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN TP$16.99APR161092MAR
5HUCK TP$14.99APR160798-MIMA
6SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOLUME 3: HOMECOMING TP (MR)$14.99FEB160707IMA
7SAGA VOLUME 6 TP (MR)$14.99MAR160684IMA
8BONE CODA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TP$14.95MAY161334CAR
9WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN VOLUME 1: BERZERKER TP$16.99APR161078MAR
10AGENTS OF SHIELD VOLUME 1: COULSON PROTOCOLS TP$17.99APR161086MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 46 SC$29.95APR161667-MGEM
2THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 46 HC$35.00APR161668-MGEM
3STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: I AM A PRINCESS$4.99MAY162079RAN
4STAR WARS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: I AM A SITH$4.99MAY162080RAN
5ERIC POWELL COLORING BOOK VOLUME 1 SC$10.99MAY161048ALB
6DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPERGIRL AT SUPER HERO HIGH HC$13.99MAY162038RAN
7DC COMICS COLORING BOOK SC$15.99MAY162059POC
8LITTLE GRUMPY CAT THAT WOULDN’T LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99MAY162041RAN
9BIG BIG OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 46$47.50MAY161536GEM
10THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 46 HALL-OF-FAME EDITION SC$29.95MAY161534GEM

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1LEGEND OF ZELDA: MAJORA’S MASK 3D: LINK NENDOROIDJUL158281GOO
2MARVEL SELECT: CARNAGE ACTION FIGURENOV142179DST
3X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURESAPR168678HAS
4MARVEL SELECT: VENOM ACTION FIGUREAUG121762DST
5DC COMICS BLUELINE: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGUREMAR160334DC
6MOVIE REALIZATION STAR WARS: AKAZONAE ROYAL GUARD FIGUREAUG158040BLU
7THE X-FILES 2016 SELECT ACTION FIGURESJAN162247DST
8DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POWER GIRL STATUEOCT150298DC
9METAL GEAR SOLID: SNIPER WOLF BISHOUJO STATUEDEC152338KOT
10MARVEL SELECT CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR: IRON MAN MK. 45 FIG.JAN162254DST

TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITIONOCT128267USA
2MACHI KORO DELUXE EDITION CARD GAMEJUN152743IDW
3MACHI KORO CARD GAMEMAY142831IDW
4THE GAME CARD GAMESEP152625IDW
5RANDOM ENCOUNTER CARD GAMEFEB160459IDW
6FINDING DORY: DON’T WAKE GAMEJUL158674BAN
7MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD BOOSTERSFEB162979WIZ
8MUNCHKIN CTHULHU: KATIE COOK GUEST ARTIST EDITIONAPR163153PSI
9AWESOME KINGDOM: MINES AND LABYRINTHS BOARD GAME EXPANSIONMAR160508IDW
10TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HEROCLIXJAN162805NEC