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Diamond Announces the Top Products for July 2018. Batman #50 Takes the Top Spot

Marvel Comics was July’s top publisher according to Diamond Comic Distributors with a 39.07% dollar share (+0.65) and a 41.05% unit share (+0.07). DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 31.62% dollar share (+1.08) and a 33.82% unit share (+0.09). Image Comics was third with an 8.52% dollar share (-1.94) and an 8.87% unit share (-2.59). In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 4.52% dollar share (+2.06) and a 3.95% unit share (+2.29), followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.82% dollar share (-0.51) and a 1.91% unit share (-0.19), BOOM! Studios with a 1.89% dollar share (+0.27) and a 1.74% unit share (-0.02), and Dynamite Entertainment with a 1.74% dollar share (-0.36) and a 2.07% unit share (+0.56).

Compared to June 2018, comics saw a vast improvement while graphic novels fell. The two combined saw an improvement. Toys was mixed with an increased in dollars and a slight dip in units. Compared to July 2017, it’s much of the same but toys has also seen an increase in units.

The year to date is mixed with comics showing a slight improvement in dollars though a dip in units. Graphic novels, and toys see a decrease in dollars and units.

DC Entertainment had five titles in July’s top ten including the top comics in Batman #50. Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten with the highest ranking being Amazing Spider-Man #1 ranked #2. Among the premier publishers, Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #181 was their top book at #17, Dynamite Entertainment’s Elvira, Mistress of the Dark #1 ranked #89, BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #29 ranked #113, IDW Publishing’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest #1 ranked #116, and Dark Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: My Ainsel #5 ranked #147.

Tom King and Mikel Janin’s Batman Volume 6: Bride or Burglar from DC Entertainment was July’s best-selling graphic novel. Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, with Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim’s The Infinity Gauntlet as their top book at #3. VIZ Media had two titles in the top ten, led by One-Punch ManVolume 14 at #6.

Gemstone Publishing’s The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48 was July’s best-selling book product; the softcover edition ranked #1 for the month, and the hardcover edition ranked #2.

Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s best-selling video game Overwatch, Good Smile’s Overwatch: Genji “Classic Skin” Nendoroid Figure was July’s best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten, led by the Marvel Select: Thanos Action Figure at #3. DC Collectibles also had one product in the top ten, the DC Comics Bombshells: Wonder Woman Deluxe Statue at #10.

Paizo’s Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook, a special limited edition release with the new edition of Pathfinder‘s rules, was July’s best-selling game product and one of eight Paizo products among the top ten.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

39.07%

41.05%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

31.62%

33.82%

IMAGE COMICS

8.52%

8.87%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.52%

3.95%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.82%

1.91%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.89%

1.74%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.74%

2.07%

VIZ MEDIA

1.20%

0.46%

TITAN COMICS

0.69%

0.47%

ARCHIE COMICS

0.64%

0.60%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.29%

5.05%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2018 VS. JUNE 2018

COMICS

14.18%

7.84%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-13.07%

-9.36%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

6.01%

6.55%

TOYS

16.78%

-0.28%

JULY 2018 VS. JULY 2017

COMICS

17.37%

10.40%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.11%

-4.96%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

9.53%

9.27%

TOYS

15.77%

4.94%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017

COMICS

0.76%

-7.02%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-8.26%

-10.42%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-1.93%

-7.28%

TOYS

-8.63%

-10.45%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

89

37

0

126

DC ENTERTAINMENT

63

34

0

97

IDW PUBLISHING

56

19

1

76

IMAGE COMICS

59

14

0

73

DARK HORSE COMICS

21

19

0

40

BOOM! STUDIOS

24

9

0

33

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

16

8

0

24

VIZ MEDIA

0

22

0

22

TITAN COMICS

10

3

4

17

ARCHIE COMICS

10

3

0

13

OTHER NON-TOP 10

130

153

7

290

TOTAL

478

321

12

811

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #50

$4.99

MAY180450-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

$5.99

MAY180784-M MAR

3

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

$4.99

MAY180773-M MAR

4

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6

$4.99

MAY180471-M DC

5

SUPERMAN #1

$3.99

MAY180460-M DC

6

CATWOMAN #1

$3.99

MAY180456-M DC

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

$3.99

MAY180793-M MAR

8

BATMAN #51

$3.99

MAY180454-M DC

9

X-23 #1

$4.99

MAY180808-M MAR

10

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1

$3.99

MAY180803-M MAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #50

$4.99

MAY180450-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1

$5.99

MAY180784-M MAR

3

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

$4.99

MAY180773-M MAR

4

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6

$4.99

MAY180471-M DC

5

SUPERMAN #1

$3.99

MAY180460-M DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2

$3.99

MAY180793-M MAR

7

X-23 #1

$4.99

MAY180808-M MAR

8

CATWOMAN #1

$3.99

MAY180456-M DC

9

BATMAN #51

$3.99

MAY180454-M DC

10

COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1

$3.99

MAY180803-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN VOL. 6: BRIDE OR BURGLAR TP

$16.99

APR180261 DC

2

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

JUL110745 MAR

3

VENOMIZED TP

$17.99

MAY180963 MAR

4

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOL. 3: REMASTERED TP

$17.99

APR180857 MAR

5

MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE VOL. 1: FATE OF THE FOUR TP

$17.99

APR180864 MAR

6

ONE-PUNCH MAN VOLUME 14 GN

$9.99

MAY182170 VIZ

7

DRAGON BALL SUPER VOLUME 3 GN

$9.99

MAY182168 VIZ

8

MS. MARVEL VOL. 9: TEENAGE WASTELAND TP

$17.99

APR180868 MAR

9

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN VOL. 7: SCARLET SAMURAI TP

$15.99

APR180870 MAR

10

ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT COMPLETE COLLECTION TP

$29.99

JAN130790 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AVENGERS BY JONATHAN HICKMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$125.00

JAN181031 MAR

2

BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

$75.00

FEB180294 DC

3

EX MACHINA: THE COMPLETE SERIES OMNIBUS HC (MR)

$150.00

DEC170409 DC

4

BATMAN VOL. 6: BRIDE OR BURGLAR TP

$16.99

APR180261 DC

5

DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERER SUPREME OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC

$125.00

JAN181033 MAR

6

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 10 HC

$75.00

JAN181035-M MAR

7

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

JUL110745 MAR

8

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION TP

$34.99

APR180860 MAR

9

THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOLUME 3 HC

$99.99

JAN180398 DC

10

THE PRISONER BY KIRBY & KANE ARTIST EDITION HC

$79.99

FEB181804 TTN

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 48 SC

$29.95

APR181580-M GEM

2

THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 48 HC

$35.00

APR181581-M GEM

3

LULU IS A RHINOCEROS

$16.99

FEB188267 WIC

4

DOCTOR WHO: POSTCARDS FROM TIME & SPACE SET

$17.99

MAR121365 PEN

5

DOCTOR WHO: BORROWED TIME MMPB

$9.99

MAR188210 PEN

6

LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK: AVENGERS: THREAT OF THANOS HC

$4.99

MAY181767 RAN

7

DOCTOR WHO: ESSENTIAL GUIDE REVISED EDITION

$20.00

NOV158048 PEN

8

PROMISE OF SPACE AND OTHER STORIES SC

$15.95

FEB178336 PRI

9

DOCTOR WHO: THE PIRATE PLANET HC

$19.99

DEC162187 PEN

10

BIG BIG OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL 48

$47.50

APR181584 GEM

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

OVERWATCH: GENJI “CLASSIC SKIN” NENDOROID SEP178585 GOO

2

OVERWATCH: HANZO “CLASSIC SKIN” NENDOROID SEP178586 GOO

3

MARVEL SELECT: THANOS ACTION FIGURE MAY052331 DST

4

AVENGERS LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES JUL178726 HAS

5

POP! MARVEL: TELEPORTING LOCKJAW & BLACK BOLT SDCC 2018 EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE 2-PACK DEC178718 FUN

6

MARVEL SELECT: THOR RAGNAROK: GLADIATOR HULK ACTION FIGURE JUL172803 DST

7

MARVEL PREMIER: DEADPOOL STATUE OCT172362 DST

8

MARVEL PREMIER: CABLE STATUE DEC172279 DST

9

MARVEL GALLERY: WHITE PHOENIX SDCC 2018 EXCLUSIVE PVC FIGURE JAN188826 DST

10

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE DEC170425 DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PATHFINDER PLAYTEST RULEBOOK HC MAY182922 PAI

2

PATHFINDER PLAYTEST RULEBOOK SC MAY182921 PAI

3

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

4

PATHFINDER RPG: PLANAR ADVENTURES HC APR182573 PAI

5

PATHFINDER PLAYTEST: RULEBOOK DELUXE HC MAY182923 PAI

6

DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES BOOSTER BRICK DEC178215 NEC

7

PATHFINDER PLAYTEST ADVENTURE: DOOMSDAY DAWN MAY182924 PAI

8

STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI

9

PATHFINDER PLAYTEST: FLIP-MAT MULTI-PACK MAY182925 PAI

10

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI

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