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Previews Reveals New Exclusives Including an Immortal Hulk Pop!

Diamond Comic Distributors announced in March the upcoming release of several PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles. Included in these announcements were the Super Marvel Heroes Immortal Hulk Pop! figure from Funko and the latest series of Alien and Predator 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys.

Standing at 6” tall, the PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! Super Marvel Heroes Immortal Hulk Figure (JUL209200; SRP: $23.99) features translucent gamma radiation effects and holds the Earth in his hand with an intention to destroy this universe and start anew. A chase variant is also available of this figure, which features a glow-in-the-dark effect. Additionally, for every six PREVIEWS Exclusive Immortal Hulk 6” vinyl figures ordered through April 12, 2021, comic shops will receive a free PREVIEWS Exclusive Immortal Hulk #46 Funko variant cover. Availability for this variant cover is extremely limited. The Immortal Hulk Pop Figure has an expected release date of May 12, 2021.

The latest round of PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys consist of signature Alien items like Dallas in his trusty Mk.50 Compression Suit(FEB218305; SRP: $19.99), and a set of Facehuggers and Xenompsh Eggs (FEB218306; SRP $19.99) in various stages of release. In preparation of Predator’s 35th anniversary in 2022, Hiya Toys refreshed the Jungle Predator (FEB218307; SRP $19.99), with an updated articulation system and accessories. All three exclusives from Hiya Toys have an expected release date of November 24, 2021.

FairSquare Comics Inks Exclusive Distribution Deal with Diamond Book Distributors

Diamond Book Distributors has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with FairSquare Comics to exclusively distribute its products to the North American book market.

FairSquare Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 2019 by Fabrice Sapolsky, co-creator of Marvel’s Spider-Man Noir and former Senior Editor at Humanoids. The company is driven to promote immigrants, minorities, and under-represented creators in the world of comics. This mission is emphasized in FairSquare’s company mantra, “comics for the rest of us.” FairSquare Comics utilizes a multilayered approach to their publishing, which provides a home for both company-owned and creator-owned content. FairSquare GREEN represents the core line and books, graphic novels, and comics fully owned by the company; FairSquare PURPLE represents books from other creators, which are fully creator-owned; and FairSquare BLUE represents magazines, merchandise, and other endeavors.

FairSquare Comics boasts an ever-growing library of works, with comic books and graphic novels ranging from action/adventure to mysteries, anthologies, and everything in between. A crime-comedy series, One-Hit Wonder focuses on a former child-star turned hitman for the Hollywood mafia. Noir is the New Black is a graphic novel anthology collecting sixteen noir stories written and drawn by black creators, featuring the voices of well-known black creators as well as a new generation of writers and artists. Intertwined, the first-ever Kung Fu Noir graphic novel, tells the tale of a hero, a protector of the Elements, from the perspective of an immigrant. LADY-BIRD tells the story of two young women, living 100+ years apart, and mysteriously connected. But their goal is the same: freeing themselves from patriarchy, abuse, and exploitation.

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Transformers 84: Secrets and Lies

It’s new comic book day! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Sequart Organization – Evolution of the Islamic Superheroine: Post-9/11 Representation of Muslim Women in Comics – An interesting read on the subject.

The Mary Sue – Jordan Peterson Is Angry That He Inspired Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Take on Red Skull and We Have To Laugh – Reads like every right-wing talking point from groups today. Take your pick.

ICv2 – IDW, Diamond Operating Under Expired Agreement – Interesting.

Reviews

CBR – Hokausai
CBR – Wynd Book One
CBR – Transformers ’84: Secrets and Lies

Diamond Releases a Statement Regarding Marvel’s Move to Penguin Random House

Earlier today shockwaves through the comic industry were felt as Marvel announced an exclusive deal with Penguin Random House to distribute their comics to the direct market (ie comic shops). This is a major hit to Diamond Comic Distributors, the current distributor, and comes about 9 months after DC left Diamond.

Diamond Comic Distributors Chairman, President & CEO Steve Geppi has released a statement regarding the change:

We value our almost 40-year relationship with Marvel and are pleased that we will continue selling Marvel products to the Direct Market and other channels,” the statement reads.

The change Marvel announced today represents a behind-the-scenes shift in how Diamond interacts with Marvel for certain products, but does not impact our ability to supply our customers with Marvel comics, trades, and graphic novels. I expect the discount terms under which our retail partners order these Marvel products to change, and Diamond will communicate that information to our customers well in advance of any adjustments. While there are still details of this new arrangement to work through, my leadership team and I are committed to making this supply change as operationally seamless as possible for our retail partners and we look forward to our continued distribution of Marvel products.

Marvel’s deal with Penguin Random House will begin on October 1. Diamond will remain as a distributor as well but Diamond would be getting their product from Penguin Random House as to re-distribute.

Diamond Comic Distributors is Launching Card Culture

Card Culture

Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. has announced the May the 4th launch of Card Culture, a retailer program focused on non-sport, collectible trading cards from leading trading card companies.

The cornerstone of this new program is access to exclusive, licensed content for member stores. Thanks to a partnership with The Topps Company, Inc, Card Culture’s first release will be in conjunction with Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2. Member stores will have access to an exclusive, 11-card, limited edition Mandalorian promo set developed by Topps exclusively for Card Culture program members. Card #1 of this exclusive launch set will be available May the 4th and collectors will be able to complete their set at a later date when subsequent cards are released.

Future releases for member stores will include exclusive content from Garbage Pail Kids and WWE. These releases are anticipated in the second half of 2021. Additional details regarding the program, including how to sign up, is being provided to current Diamond retailers.

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2021 Slated on August 14

Free Comic Book Day 2021

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), one of the comic book industry’s most beloved and anticipated celebrations, will once again be a single-day event, scheduled to take place Saturday, August 14, 2021. The event, which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, will be celebrated in August 2021 in the hopes that much of the uncertainty and disruption related to COVID-19 will have passed.

This celebration marks the 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day and plans to commemorate this anniversary include themed t-shirts, posters, and a commemorative 20th-anniversary logo.

Free Comic Book Day 2021 will feature up to fifty free titles available at participating local comic shops. The titles will be comprised of up to twelve gold and thirty-five silver sponsor titles. Titles will be announced to the public in March and will appear in the April 2021 edition of the PREVIEWS catalog.

Exclusive: Behemoth signs a distribution deal with Simon & Schuster

Behemoth Comics

Just under their one-year anniversary since launching the company, Behemoth Comics has entered a multi-year exclusive distribution agreement with Simon & Schuster. The agreement will cover the global market for trade paperbacks beginning in 2021.

Founded in 1924, Simon & Schuster, soon to be a Penguin Random House company (pending formal regulatory approval), is one of the largest publishers in the United States, publishing over 2,000 titles annually under 35 imprints. As of 2019, Simon & Schuster employs 1,500 people worldwide with revenues above $800 million in 2019. Notable authors published by Simon & Schuster include Stephen King, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and many others.

This deal comes on the heels of Behemoth gaining Film and TV representation from the highly reputable Hollywood based talent agency, Grandview and signing a Managed Publisher agreement with Amazon, Kindle, and ComiXology.

Behemoth has most notably released licensed titles such as Hotline Miami: Wildlife and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The latter of which sold out at the distributor level before release, selling through 10,000+ copies and receiving a large second printing, despite the ongoing global pandemic. Behemoth’s sales in the last few months have seen a sharp increase, reaching up to 10 times its average sales during its first months. Future licensing agreements with some of the largest entertainment companies are to be announced after a successful showing at Festival of Licensing and Licensing Week Virtual earlier in the year.

Since its inception, Behemoth’s trade paperback distribution has been solely handled by Diamond Comic Distributors. Going forward Diamond will continue to distribute their comic book and trade paperbacks to the hobby market. Behemoth will continue to publish its subsidiaries titles through both distributors. Subsidiaries of Behemoth include the Spain-based Amigo Comics, the Italian-based Matter Magazine, and the Canadian-based Fubrak Inc.

Amazing Spider-Man Tops Diamond’s October 2020 Releases

Diamond has released the top-selling products for October 2020 and Marvel continues to dominate the charts in the absence of DC Comics. Spider-Man #49, the 850th issue of the series, was the best-selling comic of October in both what was shipped and dollars invoiced.

Diamond October 2020 unit share

Marvel had eight titles in October’s top ten while Image Comics had two. What’s interesting is that IDW Publishing boasted of over 130,000 copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1 being ordered yet that issue came in at #18 for the month. Dynamite Entertainment‘s DIE!namite #1 was their best selling comic at #23; BOOM! Studios‘ Something is Killing the Children #11 was their best and came in at #29; and Dark Horse Comics‘ Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology #1 was their best at #56.

Marvel overall continues to dominate the market. The publisher held 54.14% market share (-1.8) and 61.98% unit share (-4.02). With the gap left by DC, there’s been little beyond Marvel filling that gap. Image Comics held the second biggest market share with 10.73% (+0.02) and 11.94% (+0.72), not much of a shift from their 8% to 9% before DC left Diamond but an improvement over the previous month. The biggest mover of the month was IDW Publishing who captured 6.39% (+3.19) of the market share and 5.57% of the unit share (+2.15). BOOM! was in fourth with 5.19% of the dollar share (-0.39) and 5.06% of the unit (-0.27). BOOM! has generally held on to its market share its gained as well as “other non-top 10” comics after DC’s departure from Diamond.

Diamond October 2020 Dollar Share

Dracula rises from the grave to terrorize 1970s Los Angeles in Alex De Campi and Erica Henderson’s Dracula Motherf—ker from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of October. Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten. Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender: Katara and the Pirates of Silver ranked #5, AWA Studios’ The Resistance ranked #6, and BOOM! Studios’ Power Rangers: Sins of the Future original graphic novel ranked #9.

Mezco’s One:12 Collective: DC Comics: Harley Quinn “Playing for Keeps” Action Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was October’s best-selling toy product. Also in the top ten from Mezco, the PREVIEWS Exclusive One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Magneto (Marvel Now) Figure ranked #10. Diamond Select Toys had three products in the top ten; the Star Wars: The Mandalorian Mk. 3 1/6-Scale Mini-Bust, produced for San Diego Comic-Con 2020, was their top product at #2. Funimation’s POP! Dragonball Z: Kale & Kaulifla Vinyl Figure 2-Pack, a convention exclusive release, ranked #3. Also notable, Funko’s POP! Marvel: Infamous Iron Man Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive release produced for Halloween Comic-Fest 2020, ranked #5 for October.

Paizo Publishing’s The Tome of Beasts, a repository of information on the creatures of the world of Pathfinder that can be used with other role-playing game systems, was October’s best-selling game product and one of the six Paizo products among the month’s top ten. NECA/WizKids’ Marvel HeroClix: Galactus Premium Scale Figure ranked #2 for the month, Wizard of the Coast’s Magic the Gathering: Zendikar Rising Booster Packs ranked #6, Hasbro’s Monopoly Star Wars: The Mandalorian: The Child Edition ranked #7, and Green Ronin’s The Expanse RPG ranked #9.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49$9.99JUL200608-MMARVEL COMICS
2VENOM #29$3.99AUG200707-MMARVEL COMICS
3SPAWN #311 [*]$2.99AUG200368-MIMAGE COMICS
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50$5.99AUG200636-MMARVEL COMICS
5THOR #8$3.99AUG200710-MMARVEL COMICS
6X-MEN #13$3.99AUG200626-MMARVEL COMICS
7WOLVERINE #6$3.99AUG200605-MMARVEL COMICS
8SPIDER-WOMAN #5$4.99AUG200650-MMARVEL COMICS
9X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1$4.99AUG200630-MMARVEL COMICS
10THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE #1 (MR) [*]$3.99AUG200027-MIMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #49$9.99JUL200608-MMARVEL COMICS
2VENOM #29$3.99AUG200707-MMARVEL COMICS
3AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50$5.99AUG200636-MMARVEL COMICS
4TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #1 [*]$8.99JUN200557-MIDW PUBLISHING
5THOR #8$3.99AUG200710-MMARVEL COMICS
6WOLVERINE #6$3.99AUG200605-MMARVEL COMICS
7SPIDER-WOMAN #5$4.99AUG200650-MMARVEL COMICS
8X OF SWORDS: STASIS #1$4.99AUG200630-MMARVEL COMICS
9MARAUDERS #13$4.99AUG200611-MMARVEL COMICS
10SPAWN #311 [*]$2.99AUG200368-MIMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DRACULA, MOTHERF—KER HC$16.99JUL200019IMAGE COMICS
2EMPYRE TP$39.99AUG200742MARVEL COMICS
3DEADPOOL CLASSIC VOLUME 1 TP$29.99FEB082311MARVEL COMICS
4SILVER SURFER BLACK TP$15.99JUL200697MARVEL COMICS
5AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER — KATARA AND THE PIRATE’S SILVER TP$12.99JUN200324DARK HORSE COMICS
6THE RESISTANCE TP$9.99AUG201209AWA STUDIOS
7THE BOYS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$29.99DEC181256-MDYNAMITE
8YEAR ZERO VOLUME  1 TP (MR)$9.99AUG201210AWA STUDIOS
9POWER RANGERS: SINS OF FUTURE GN$19.99JUN200773BOOM! STUDIOS
10THE INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC$125.00APR201078-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC$125.00APR201078-MMARVEL COMICS
2WAR OF REALMS OMNIBUS HC$125.00MAR201086-MMARVEL COMICS
3INFINITY GAUNTLET OMNIBUS HC$125.00MAR201082-MMARVEL COMICS
4MARVEL HORROR LIVES AGAIN OMNIBUS HC$125.00APR201065-MMARVEL COMICS
5EMPYRE TP$39.99AUG200742MARVEL COMICS
6SHE-HULK BY DAN SLOTT OMNIBUS HC$100.00FEB201044MARVEL COMICS
7THE BOYS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$29.99DEC181256-MDYNAMITE
8ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOLUME 2 HC$99.99MAR200608DC COMICS
9MARVEL MASTERWORKS DEFENDERS VOL. 7 HC$75.00MAR201078-MMARVEL COMICS
10DRACULA, MOTHERF—KER HC$16.99JUL200019IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC COMICS: HARLEY QUINN “PLAYING FOR KEEPS” FIGURESEP198653MEZCO TOYS
2STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN MK. 3 SDCC 2020
1/6-SCALE BUST
DEC198807DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
3POP! DRAGONBALL Z: KALE & KAULIFLA FUNIMATION EXCLUSIVE VINYL FIGURE 2-PACKJUN208959FUNIMATION PRODUCTIONS
4STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN—THE CHILD ANIMATRONIC FIGUREJAN208735HASBRO TOY GROUP
5POP! MARVEL: INFAMOUS IRON MAN HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2020 VINYL FIGUREJAN208954FUNKO
6MARVEL SELECT: THE THING FIGUREAUG202102DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
7STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN MK. 1 1/6-SCALE BUSTFEB202399DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8DC COMICS: BATMAN (HUSH) MAFEX FIGUREMAY198707MEDICOM TOY
9STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD TALKING PLUSHOCT199143HASBRO TOY GROUP
10ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: MAGNETO (MARVEL NOW) EDITION FIGUREAUG198176MEZCO TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1TOME OF BEASTS HCJUN168476PAIZO PUBLISHING
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: GALACTUS PREMIUM COLOSSAL FIGUREAPR208578NECA
3PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION: THE LOST OMENS PATHFINDER SOCIETY GUIDE HCAUG202514PAIZO PUBLISHING
4STARFINDER RPG CORE RULEBOOK HCJUN173371PAIZO PUBLISHING
5PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BIGGER BASICAPR158212PAIZO PUBLISHING
6MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ZENDIKAR RISING COLLECTION BOOSTERSJUL208186WIZARDS OF THE COAST
7MONOPOLY: STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD EDITION BOARD GAMEFEB209140HASBRO TOY GROUP
8PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION BESTIARY 2FEB202896PAIZO PUBLISHING
9THE EXPANSE RPG HCNOV182869GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING
10CREATURE CODEX POCKET EDITIONFEB208361PAIZO PUBLISHING

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS77320109
IMAGE COMICS4013053
BOOM! STUDIOS2410034
DARK HORSE COMICS1812030
KODANSHA COMICS028028
IDW PUBLISHING178025
VIZ MEDIA LLC025025
DYNAMITE154019
VAULT COMICS161017
TITAN COMICS6309
OTHER NON-TOP 1011121228351
TOTAL32434828700

MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHERDOLLAR MARKET SHAREUNIT MARKET SHARE
MARVEL COMICS54.14%61.98%
IMAGE COMICS10.73%11.94%
IDW PUBLISHING6.39%5.57%
BOOM! STUDIOS5.19%5.06%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.01%3.71%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT3.22%2.96%
VIZ MEDIA2.38%1.02%
DC COMICS1.46%-1.19%
VAULT COMICS1.23%1.44%
RANDOM HOUSE0.92%0.28%
OTHER NON-TOP 1010.31%7.22%

Mad Cave Studios Goes Exclusive with Diamond

Mad Cave Studios

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Mad Cave Studios to exclusively distribute their products to comic book specialty markets worldwide. Diamond was also awarded the rights to exclusively distribute Mad Cave’s new releases to the North American book market under the banner of Diamond Book Distributors.

Mad Cave Studios is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in 2014, driven by madness and committed to providing quality entertainment with a fresh take in an array of genres. Mad Cave focuses on uplifting the comic community by supporting the underrepresented and writing stories that resonate with unapologetically authentic audiences. From horror and fantasy to sci-fi and adventure, Mad Cave Studios has a comic for every kind of reader. An unquestionable passion for creating comics and an undeniable commitment towards maddening creativity underscores Mad Cave’s drive to provide high-quality entertainment for today’s comic book reading audience.

Mad Cave Studios boasts an ever-growing library of work, with comic books and graphic novels ranging from horror to fantasy to sci-fi and everything in between. Honor and Curse, written by Mark London with art from Nicolás Salamanca and colors from Tekino, tells the tale of a skilled and ambitious shinobi with dreams of leading his warrior clan, when an evil mountain spirit from his past inhabits his body and turns him into an unstoppable force of nature incapable of remorse. Knights of the Golden Sun, written by Mark London with art from Mauricio Villarreal, is a biblical epic set during the four hundred years that separate the Old Testament from the New Testament. In this period, neither man nor angel can hear God’s divine message, and a power struggle erupts among the Archangels and the Fallen over who will control the Father’s throne. Battlecats, also from Mark London, is a medieval fantasy comic set in Valderia – a majestic world shaped by its rich history and diverse feline cultures – which is protected by the Battlecats, an elite team of warriors sworn to protect the throne against the forces of evil.

Diamond Announces September’s Top Products with Venom #28 and X of Swords: Creation #1 Splitting the Top Spots

Diamond September 2020 Dollar Share

Diamond Comic Distributors has released their listing for the top products of September. Keep in mind, this listing no longer includes DC Comics who have switched to other distributors at this time. Marvel‘s Venom #28 was the best-selling comic book distributed in September through Diamond while X of Swords: Creation #1 was the top comic in dollars invoiced.

Marvel had eight comics in the top ten while Image had two, Spawn #310 and The Department of Truth #1. Both of those comics were returnable so the end number of shipped may be lower than initially reported. The previous month featured Marvel dominating the top ten with Spawn #309 coming in at #15 for the month.

Marvel of course held dominance in market share for the month. The publisher holds 55.94% of the dollar market share and 66% of the unit share. February was the last time these statistics were released and it’ll be interesting to see what publisher, if any really fills the gap from DC’s absence. Marvel’s share of course increased from the previous reporting which was 41.85% and 47.30%. While Image about doubled their percentages, from 6.02% to 10.71% and 5.41% to 11.22%, it would seem that BOOM! seems to have gained the most from DC”s absence. That publisher is now third in the market. They went from 2.58% to 5.58% and 2.64% to 5.33%. Other publisher saw little change beyond normal monthly fluctuations. “Other Non-Top 10” publishers did see some increase going from 8.61% to 10.63% and 5.74% to 7.49%. It would seem that while Marvel is potentially the biggest winner, it’s BOOM! who has gained the most from DC pulling their distribution business from Diamond.

Diamond September 2020 Unit Share

The best-selling comic titles from the other premier publishers in September were BOOM! Studios’ We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #1 by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo at #31; Dark Horse Comics’ You Look Like Death: Tales from The Umbrella Academy #1 by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon, and I.N.J. Culbard at #52; Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella #13 by Christopher Priest, Ergun Gunduz, and Giovanni Timpano, at #77; and IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #109 by Sophie Campbell and Jodie Nishijima at #85.

Marvel Comics’ The Marvel Legacy of Jack Kirby, an overview of the work by the legendary artist curated by John Rhett Thomas, was the best-selling graphic novel of September and one of the eight Marvel titles among the top ten. Image Comics had two in the top ten with Monstress Vol. 5 Warchild coming in fourth for the month.

Funko’s POP! Marvel Heroes: Absolute Carnage Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive figure inspired by Marvel Comics’ best-selling Absolute Carnage event, topped the toys sales chart for the second month in row in September. Also in the top ten for Funko, the POP! Marvel: Infamous Iron Man Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive released for Halloween ComicFest 2020 of Doctor Doom as Iron Man, ranked #3. 1000 Toys had two PREVIEWS Exclusive releases among the top ten; the Re-Edit Halo: Master Chief Mjolnir Mark V 1/12-Scale Figure charted at #2, and the Hellboy: Abe Sapien (Standard Version) 1/12-Scale Figure, based on the Mike Mignola comics published by Dark Horse Comics, ranked #5. Another PREVIEWS Exclusive among the top ten, Mezco Toys’ One:12 Collective: Marvel: Magneto (Marvel Now Edition) Figure ranked #3. Diamond Select Toys also had two products in the top ten; the Marvel Select: Hulkbuster Action Figure was their top product for September at #8.

Paizo Publishing had a strong month in September, claiming nine of the month’s top ten best-selling games with the Pathfinder Second Edition Advanced Player’s Guide topping the chart. Also in the top ten, NECA/WizKids’ Marvel HeroClix: Spider-Man and Venom: Absolute Carnage Booster Brick, an expansion for the popular miniatures game inspired by Marvel Comics’ best-selling event, ranked #2.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1VENOM #28$3.99APR201004-MMARVEL COMICS
2X OF SWORDS: CREATION #1$6.99JUL200583-MMARVEL COMICS
3THOR #7$3.99APR201008-MMARVEL COMICS
4SPAWN #310 [*]$2.99JUL200231-MIMAGE COMICS
5WEB OF VENOM: WRAITH #1$4.99FEB200936-MMARVEL COMICS
6IRON MAN #1$4.99JUL200595-MMARVEL COMICS
7THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1 (MR) [*]$3.99JUL200012-MIMAGE COMICS
8X-MEN #12$3.99APR200891-MMARVEL COMICS
9FANTASTIC FOUR #24$3.99JUL200667-MMARVEL COMICS
10MARVEL ZOMBIES: RESURRECTION #1$5.99FEB200797-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1X OF SWORDS: CREATION #1$6.99JUL200583-MMARVEL COMICS
2VENOM #28$3.99APR201004-MMARVEL COMICS
3WEB OF VENOM: WRAITH #1$4.99FEB200936-MMARVEL COMICS
4MARVEL ZOMBIES: RESURRECTION #1$5.99FEB200797-MMARVEL COMICS
5THOR #7$3.99APR201008-MMARVEL COMICS
6IRON MAN #1$4.99JUL200595-MMARVEL COMICS
7X-MEN #12$3.99APR200891-MMARVEL COMICS
8THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH #1 (MR) [*]$3.99JUL200012-MIMAGE COMICS
9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #48$3.99APR200988-MMARVEL COMICS
10FANTASTIC FOUR #24$3.99JUL200667-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE MARVEL LEGACY OF JACK KIRBY SLIPCASE HC$49.99APR150904MARVEL COMICS
2THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE ART OF THE MOVIE HC$49.99NOV130711MARVEL COMICS
3THANOS: THE INFINITY RELATIVITY HC$24.99FEB150842MARVEL COMICS
4MONSTRESS VOLUME 5 TP (MR)$16.99JUL200117IMAGE COMICS
5MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1 HC$34.99MAR150785MARVEL COMICS
6OLD GUARD BOOK 2: FORCE MULTIPLIED TP (MR)$16.99JUL200122IMAGE COMICS
7PUNISHER MAX VOL. 1: IN THE BEGINNING TP (MR)$14.99JUN041643MARVEL COMICS
8AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOLUME 2 HC$34.99OCT150970MARVEL COMICS
9MS. MARVEL VOLUME 2 HC$34.99OCT150966MARVEL COMICS
10IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 7: HULK IS HULK TP$15.99APR201092MARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 HC$125.00JAN201038-MMARVEL COMICS
2AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI OMNIBUS VOLUME 2 HC$125.00SEP190968-MMARVEL COMICS
3WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 HC$100.00OCT191088-MMARVEL COMICS
4ABSOLUTE CARNAGE OMNIBUS HC$100.00FEB201046MARVEL COMICS
5MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOLUME 22 HC$100.00JAN201044-MMARVEL COMICS
6BLACK WIDOW STRIKES OMNIBUS HC$100.00OCT191096-MMARVEL COMICS
7MONSTRESS VOLUME 5 TP (MR)$16.99JUL200117IMAGE COMICS
8SPIDER-MAN: BEN REILLY OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC$125.00JAN201035MARVEL COMICS
9CLOAK AND DAGGER OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 HC$100.00NOV190943-MMARVEL COMICS
10X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN OMNIBUS HC$100.00JAN201043MARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1POP! MARVEL HEROES: ABSOLUTE CARNAGE DELUXE VINYL FIGUREDEC198585FUNKO
2RE EDIT HALO: MASTER CHIEF MJOLNIR MARK V
1/12-SCALE ACTION FIGURE
JUL1987011000 TOYS
3POP! MARVEL: INFAMOUS IRON MAN FIGUREJAN208954FUNKO
4ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: MAGNETO (MARVEL NOW EDITION) FIGUREAUG198176MEZCO TOYS
5HELLBOY: ABE SAPIEN (STANDARD) 1/12-SCALE FIGURENOV1981431000 TOYS INC.
6STAR WARS: DARTH REVAN FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABERJAN208512HASBRO TOY GROUP
7SPIDER-MAN VINTAGE 6-INCH ACTION FIGURESFEB209316HASBRO TOY GROUP
8MARVEL SELECT: HULKBUSTER FIGUREJUN201794DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
9DC GALLERY: BATMAN (1989 MOVIE) PVC STATUEMAR202618DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10G.I. JOE CLASSIFIED SERIES 6-INCH FIGUREDEC198100HASBRO TOY GROUP

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION RPG: ADVANCED PLAYERS GUIDE HCNOV198464PAIZO PUBLISHING
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: SPIDER-MAN AND VENOM: ABSOLUTE CARNAGE BOOSTER BRICKJAN208408NECA/WIZKIDS
3PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION CORE RULEBOOK HCMAY193227PAIZO PUBLISHING
4STARFINDER RPG: STARSHIP OPERATIONS MANUAL HCNOV198469PAIZO PUBLISHING
5PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION: GAMEMASTERY GUIDE HCNOV192998PAIZO PUBLISHING
6PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION: BESTIARY 2FEB202896PAIZO PUBLISHING
7PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION: BESTIARY HCMAY193229PAIZO PUBLISHING
8PATHFINDER 2ND EDITION CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITION HCMAY193228PAIZO PUBLISHING
9PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BASIC TERRAIN MULTI-PACKJUN132387PAIZO PUBLISHING
10STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKED EDITIONNOV198467PAIZO PUBLISHING

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS76460122
IMAGE COMICS4615061
BOOM! STUDIOS2415039
SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT039039
VIZ MEDIA037037
IDW PUBLISHING259034
DARK HORSE COMICS1217029
KODANSHA COMICS016016
YEN PRESS016016
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT141015
OTHER NON-TOP 1010617225303
TOTAL30338325711

 MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHERDOLLAR MARKET SHAREUNIT MARKET SHARE
MARVEL COMICS55.94%66.00%
IMAGE COMICS10.71%11.22%
BOOM! STUDIOS5.58%5.33%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.74%2.76%
IDW PUBLISHING3.71%3.42%
DC COMICS2.68%-0.97%
VIZ MEDIA2.62%1.18%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.53%2.43%
RANDOM HOUSE0.97%0.30%
TITAN COMICS0.90%0.84%
OTHER NON-TOP 1010.63%7.49%
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