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Marvel is Over 40% of the Market While DC Slips Under 30% in November

Marvel ruled November according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors. The release of Uncanny X-Men #1 propelled the publisher to over 40% in both dollars and units for the month.

Marvel Comics was November’s top publisher with a 40.80% dollar share (+6.58) and a 43.75% unit share (+5.86). DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 26.74% dollar share (-3.74) and a 29.51% unit share (-3.48). Image Comics was third with a 8.57% dollar share (-4.05) and a 8.50% unit share (-4.14). In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 3.62% dollar share (-0.41) and a 3.39% unit share (-0.35), followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 3.37% dollar share (-0.05) and a 2.58% unit share (+0.17), BOOM! Studios with a 2.95% dollar share (+1.09) and a 2.49% unit share (+0.97), and Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.24% dollar share (-0.13) and a 2.11% unit share (+0.05).

Previous month gains slid as November saw a decrease in both dollars and units for comics, graphic novels, and toys compared to October 2018 and November 2017. Still, comics are still up in the year-to-date compared to 2017 up 1.48%. Comics and graphic novels are down 0.98% compared to the same time last year.

In total, Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten including Web of Venom: Carnage Born #1 at #3, Amazing Spider-Man #10 at #4, Amazing Spider-Man #9 at #7, Avengers #10 at #9, and Venom #8 at #10. DC Entertainment had four titles, led by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s The Green Lantern #1 at #2, followed byBatman #58 at #5, Batman #59 at #6, and Heroes in Crisis #3 at #8. Among the premier publishers, Image Comics’ top book, The Walking Dead #185, ranked #18; BOOM! Studios’ Firefly #1, based on Joss Whedon’s space opera, ranked #22; IDW Publishing’s Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1 ranked #48; Dark Horse Comics’Stranger Things #3, based on the hit Netflix series, ranked #67; and Dynamite Entertainment’s best-selling book, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #3 ranked #156.

Venom faced the most powerful adversary he had ever faced in Marvel Comics’ Venom Volume 1: Rex by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman, the best-selling graphic novel of November. In total, Marvel had seven titles in the top ten, including Thanos: The Infinity Conflict at #2, Black Eyed Peas Presents: Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles at #4, and Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1: Back to Basics, the first volume of Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley’s run on the title, at #5. DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten, led by Justice League Volume 1: The Totality by Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung, and Jorge Jimenez at #3, followed by Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight, October’s best-selling graphic novel, at #7. Image Comics also had a title in the top ten; Mirka Andolfo’s Unnatural Volume 1: Awakening ranked #8.

Dark Horse Comics’ The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Creating a Champion, an art book that delves into the creation of the latest game in the fan-favorite Nintendo franchise, was the best-selling book of November.

DC Collectibles’ DC Comics Bombshells: Batman & Catwoman Statue, based on Ant Lucia’s pin-up styled artwork and sculpted by Jack Mathews, was November’s best-selling toy product. In total, DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten including the Batman Black & White: The Batman Who Laughs Statue at #2 and the DC Cover Girls: Catwoman by Joëlle Jones Statue at #10. Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten, led by the Marvel Gallery: Venom (Comic Version) PVC Figure at #2.

Shinobi 7’s My Hero Academia Card Game, based on the popular manga and anime, was November’s best-selling game. IDW Publishing had two games in the top ten: the Batman: The Animated Series: Gotham Under Siege Game ranked #4 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Munchkin, a special edition of the popular Munchkinboard game, ranked #6.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS40.80%43.75%
DC ENTERTAINMENT26.74%29.51%
IMAGE COMICS8.57%8.50%
IDW PUBLISHING3.62%3.39%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.37%2.58%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.95%2.49%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.24%2.11%
VIZ MEDIA1.26%0.48%
TITAN COMICS1.20%0.80%
ONI PRESS INC.0.97%0.80%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.28%5.58%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
NOVEMBER 2018 VS. OCTOBER 2018
COMICS-16.49%-19.71%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-21.10%-23.49%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-17.81%-19.99%
TOYS6.76%-23.81%
NOVEMBER 2018 VS. NOVEMBER 2017
COMICS-4.98%-11.24%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-30.36%-31.11%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-13.61%-13.02%
TOYS-10.88%-19.52%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017
COMICS1.48%-6.06%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-6.67%-7.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-0.98%-6.15%
TOYS-3.25%-3.25%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS79390118
DC COMICS67400107
IMAGE COMICS5718075
IDW PUBLISHING3314047
BOOM! STUDIOS2316039
DARK HORSE COMICS1619035
TITAN COMICS1013528
VIZ MEDIA LLC026026
DYNAMITE174021
ONI PRESS INC.84012
OTHER NON-TOP 1011320617336
TOTAL42339922844

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1UNCANNY X-MEN #1$7.99SEP180791-MMAR
2THE GREEN LANTERN #1$4.99SEP180430-MDC
3WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN #1$4.99SEP180855-MMAR
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99SEP180916-MMAR
5BATMAN #58$3.99SEP180450-MDC
6BATMAN #59$3.99SEP180452-MDC
7AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9$3.99SEP180914-MMAR
8HEROES IN CRISIS #3$3.99SEP180434-MDC
9AVENGERS #10$5.99SEP180829-MMAR
10VENOM #8$3.99SEP180918-MMAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1UNCANNY X-MEN #1$7.99SEP180791-MMAR
2WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN #1$4.99SEP180855-MMAR
3THE GREEN LANTERN #1$4.99SEP180430-MDC
4AVENGERS #10$5.99SEP180829-MMAR
5AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99SEP180916-MMAR
6BATMAN #58$3.99SEP180450-MDC
7BATMAN #59$3.99SEP180452-MDC
8AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9$3.99SEP180914-MMAR
9HEROES IN CRISIS #3$3.99SEP180434-MDC
10VENOM #8$3.99SEP180918-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1VENOM BY DONNY CATES VOLUME 1: REX TP$17.99AUG181081MAR
2THANOS: THE INFINITY CONFLICT HC$24.99AUG181076MAR
3JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME 1: THE TOTALITY TP$17.99AUG180630DC
4BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS: MASTERS OF THE SUN: THE  ZOMBIE CHRONICLES TP$24.99APR171143MAR
5AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY NICK SPENCER VOLUME 1: BACK TO BASICS TP$15.99SEP181008MAR
6THE IMMORTAL HULK VOLUME 1: OR IS HE BOTH? TP$15.99AUG181082MAR
7BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT TP$19.99JUL180733DC
8UNNATURAL VOLUME 1: AWAKENING TP (MR)$9.99SEP180132IMA
9STAR WARS: LANDO: DOUBLE OR NOTHING TP$15.99JUL181171MAR
10DOMINO VOLUME 1: KILLER INSTINCT TP$17.99AUG181085MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1X-MEN MUTANT: MASSACRE OMNIBUS HC$100.00MAY180951MAR
2THANOS: THE INFINITY CONFLICT HC$24.99AUG181076MAR
3ABSOLUTE TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOLUME 3 HC (MR)$125.00MAR180362DC
4SILVER SURFER BY SLOTT AND ALLRED OMNIBUS HC$75.00MAY180954MAR
5BLACK EYED PEAS PRESENTS: MASTERS OF THE SUN: THE ZOMBIE CHRONICLES TP$24.99APR171143MAR
6VENOM BY DONNY CATES VOLUME 1: REX TP$17.99AUG181081MAR
7FIREFLY: BIG DAMN HEROES BOX SET$150.00SEP181294BOO
8WONDER WOMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC$125.00APR180285DC
9MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE MIGHTY THOR VOLUME 17 HC$75.00MAY180957-MMAR
10JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME 1: THE TOTALITY TP$17.99AUG180630DC

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD: CREATING A CHAMPION HC$39.99JUL180425DAR
2BLACK PANTHER LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99NOV172179GOL
3GIGER HC$15.00SEP181990TAS
4ART MATTERS: BECAUSE YOUR IMAGINATION CAN CHANGE WORLD$19.99OCT182016WIL
5DARK SOULS III DESIGN WORKS HC$49.99JUN182173UDO
6SPECTRUM ART BOOK 25 SC$35.00SEP181796FLE
7FIREFLY: BIG DAMN HERO HC$22.95AUG182286TTN
8GHOSTBUSTERS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99JUL162266GOL
9FINAL FANTASY VII: ON THE WAY TO A SMILE SC$14.00AUG182452YEN
10MARVEL STUDIOS: THE FIRST 10 YEARS HC$24.99SEP182051TTN

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BATMAN & CATWOMAN STATUEMAY180613DC
2BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS STATUEMAY180609DC
3MARVEL GALLERY: VENOM COMIC PVC FIGUREMAY182304DST
4MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: DR. STRANGE PVC FIGUREAUG178008DST
5LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD: GUARDIAN NENDOROIDJAN188701GOO
6EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN: ASH WILLIAMS BISHOUJO STATUEMAY182647KOT
7MARVEL UNIVERSE: BLACK PANTHER ARTFX+ STATUEMAY182646KOT
8MARVEL GALLERY: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE (VER. 2) PVC FIGUREMAY182305DST
9MARVEL SELECT: JUGGERNAUT FIGUREJUN101512DST
10DC COVER GIRLS: CATWOMAN BY JOELLE JONES STATUEMAY180610DC

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MY HERO ACADEMIA CARD GAMEJUL183082SHI
2MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: GUILDS OF RAVNICA BOOSTERSAUG183192WIZ
3D&D ICONS OF THE REALM SET 10AUG183199NEC
4BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: GOTHAM UNDER SIEGE GAMEJUN180756IDW
5RISK RICK & MORTY BOARD GAMEOCT182927USA
6TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MUNCHKINMAY180770IDW
7PATHFINDER BATTLES: KINGMAKER BOOSTER BRICKAUG183201NEC
8RICK AND MORTY DBG: THE RICKSHANK RICKDEMPTIONMAY188741PSI
9FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDYS MONOPOLY BOARD GAMESEP182828USA
10DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: WATERDEEP DRAGON HEIST HCAUG183190WIZ
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