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DC Gains Ground as Marvel Holds Steady in October

October helped bring about a better rebound for a year that has been mixed for the comic industry while toys continue growth. Marvel was the best selling publisher for the month holding relatively steady from the previous month while DC gained ground according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

Across the board, the industry saw big gains from the previous month. Comics, graphic novels and toys all saw increased sales and units compared to the previous month. Comics was up 22.22% in dollars and 16.49% in units and graphic novels increased 12.88% in dollars and 15.87% in units. The two combined saw an increase of 19.82% in dollars and 16.45% in units. Toys continue a banner year increase 24.94% in dollars and 51.89% in units compared to the previous month.

Comics saw gains compared to the same time last year. They increased by 21.05% in dollars and 9.95% in units. Graphic novels dipped a bit compared to the same time last year but overall, comics and graphic novels increased 14.09% in dollars and 8.68% in units. Toys also saw gains in both dollars and units.

Year to date, comics have gained ground increasing 4.19% in dollars compared to last year while units are down 1.81%. Graphic novels have improved by struggled down 4.16% in dollars and down 9.71% in units. Overall, comics and graphic novels are up 1.81% in dollars and down 2.4% in units. Toys have driven the sector up 21.81% in dollars and 22.21% in units.

Marvel Comics was October’s top publisher, leading in both dollar share, 39.51% (+0.70) and unit share, 45.20% (-0.31). DC placed second for the month with a 31.67% dollar share (+3.87) and a 32.02% unit share (+1.87). In third was Image Comics with a 7.59% dollar share (-3.42) and a 7.18% unit share (-1.14), followed by IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, and Dynamite Entertainment.

In total, Marvel Comics had eight comics in October’s top ten including the top-selling comic of the month, X-Men #1. Image Comics’ Spawn #301 ranked #2. DC’s The Joker: Year of the Villain #1 ranked #5.

Among the premier publishers, Dynamite Entertainment’s top book Vengeance of Vampirella #1 ranked #50, BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #2 ranked #96, IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #99 ranked #101, and Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer/Justice League #4 ranked #151.

DC’s Doomsday Clock Part 1, collecting the first half of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s sequel to Watchmen, was October’s best-selling graphic novel and one of the two DC titles in the top ten. Image Comics had three titles in the top ten, with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine Volume 9 as their top book at #2. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s Spider-Man: Life Story at #3. Also in the top ten, Dark Horse Comics’ Critical Role Volume 1: Vox Machina Origins ranked #8.

UDON Entertainment’s Shigenori Soejima & P-Studio Art Unit Art Works, an art book featuring work from the artists behind Persona 5, was October’s best-selling book.

Funko’s POP! Marvel: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Casual Miles Morales Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive figure based on the award-winning animated film, was October’s best-selling toy product. Also in the top ten from Funko was the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! DC Heroes: The Red Death Vinyl Figure at #2. Diamond Select Toys had three products in the top ten: the Marvel Select: Unleashed Hulk Action Figure at #6, the Marvel Milestones: Thor Ragnarök: Gladiator Hulk Statue at #8, and the Marvel Select: Carnage Action Figure at #10.

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder: Lost Dimensions Character Guide, a source book for Pathfinder Second Edtion, was the best-selling game product of October and one of the five Paizo products among the top ten.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS39.51%45.20%
DC31.67%32.02%
IMAGE COMICS7.59%7.18%
IDW PUBLISHING3.42%3.16%
DARK HORSE COMICS2.93%2.11%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.32%2.21%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.21%1.67%
VIZ MEDIA1.33%0.51%
ONI PRESS0.56%0.33%
TITAN COMICS0.48%0.42%
OTHER NON-TOP 107.98%5.19%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
AUGUST 2019 VS. JULY 2019
COMICS22.22%16.49%
GRAPHIC NOVELS12.88%15.87%
TOTAL COMICS/GN19.82%16.45%
TOYS24.94%51.89%
AUGUST 2019 VS. AUGUST 2018
COMICS21.05%9.95%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-3.32%-7.10%
TOTAL COMICS/GN14.09%8.68%
TOYS15.44%1.80%
YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018
COMICS4.19%-1.81%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-4.16%-9.71%
TOTAL COMICS/GN1.81%-2.40%
TOYS21.81%22.21%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS110500160
DC COMICS107301138
IMAGE COMICS5012062
IDW PUBLISHING3916055
DARK HORSE COMICS2621047
BOOM! STUDIOS1815033
DYNAMITE159024
VIZ MEDIA LLC022022
ONI PRESS INC.39012
TITAN COMICS64212
OTHER NON-TOP 1014722930406
TOTAL52141733971

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1X-MEN #1$4.99AUG190845-MMAR
2SPAWN #301$4.99JUL190084-MIMA
3POWERS OF X #6$5.99AUG190879-MMAR
4HOUSE OF X #6$4.99AUG190870-MMAR
5THE JOKER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1$4.99AUG190440DC
6AMAZING MARY JANE #1$3.99AUG190933-MMAR
7ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4$4.99AUG190902-MMAR
8GHOST RIDER #1$4.99AUG190978-MMAR
9IMMORTAL HULK #25$5.99AUG191030-MMAR
10MARAUDERS #1$4.99AUG190863-MMAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1X-MEN #1$4.99AUG190845-MMAR
2SPAWN #301$4.99JUL190084-MIMA
3POWERS OF X #6$5.99AUG190879-MMAR
4THE JOKER: YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1$4.99AUG190440DC
5HOUSE OF X #6$4.99AUG190870-MMAR
6THE JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #1 [*]$5.99AUG190443-MDC
7HARLEEN #2 (MR)$7.99AUG190524-MDC
8IMMORTAL HULK #25$5.99AUG191030-MMAR
9ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4$4.99AUG190902-MMAR
10AMAZING MARY JANE #1$3.99AUG190933-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DOOMSDAY CLOCK PART 1 HC$24.99JUL190638DC
2THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 9 TP$17.99JUN190046IMA
3SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY TP$24.99JUL191106MAR
4THANOS: THE INFINITY ENDING HC$24.99JUN191038MAR
5ASCENDER VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99AUG190065IMA
6DC SUPER HERO GIRLS AT METROPOLIS HIGH TP$9.99JUL190526DC
7THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 4 TP$59.99JUL190111IMA
8CRITICAL ROLE VOL. 1: VOX MACHINA ORIGINS TP$19.99JUN190303DAR
9MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 1 GN$9.99AUG192431VIZ
10GIDEON FALLS VOL. 3: STATIONS OF THE CROSS TP$16.99AUG190124IMA

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD COMPENDIUM VOL. 4 TP$59.99JUL190111IMA
2DOOMSDAY CLOCK PART 1 HC$24.99JUL190638DC
3JOHN BYRN’ES MARVEL CLASSICS ARTIFACT EDITION HC$75.00JUL190826IDW
4NAMOR SUB-MARINER BY BYRNE AND JAE LEE OMNIBUS HC$125.00APR190937-MMAR
5SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY TP$24.99JUL191106MAR
6THANOS: THE INFINITY ENDING HC$24.99JUN191038MAR
7BATMAN BY SNYDER & CAPULLO OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC$125.00APR190526DC
8THE IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 1 HC$34.99APR190949MAR
9THE BOYS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$29.99DEC181256-MDE
10MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GHOST RIDER VOLUME 1 HC$75.00APR190942-MMAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1SHIGENORI SOEJIMA & P-STUDIO ART UNIT ART WORKS 2 TP$39.99AUG192423UDO
2SHIGENORI SOEJIMA ART WORKS TP$39.99AUG192422UDO
3DARKSTALKERS OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC$44.99AUG192425UDO
4DRAGON’S CROWN OFFICIAL ARTWORKS HC$49.99JUL192399UDO
5OVERLORD VOLUME 11 HC$20.00JUL192435YEN
6NO GAME NO LIFE VOLUME 9 SC$14.00MAY192173YEN
7DOCTOR WHO: TALES OF TERROR SC$11.99APR198763BBC
8FRANK CHO: BALLPOINT BEAUTIES HC (MR)$29.95MAY191709FLE
9BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC$44.99MAR172148UDO
10HARRY POTTER POP UP BOOK: GUIDE TO HOGWARTS$75.00AUG182035INS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1POP! MARVEL: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE: CASUAL MILES MORALES VINYL FIGUREJAN199071FUN
2POP! DC HEROES: THE RED DEATH VINYL FIGUREJUN192566FUN
3OVERWATCH: D.VA FIGMAJUL188939GOO
4POP! DC HEROES: BATWOMAN VINYL FIGUREJAN199072FUN
5MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: FAKER 1/6-SCALE COLLECTIBLE FIGURENOV188738MON
6MARVEL SELECT: UNLEASHED HULK ACTION FIGUREAUG118205DST
7ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: CYCLOPS ACTION FIGUREJUL188503MEZ
8MARVEL MILESTONES: THOR RAGNAROK: GLADIATOR HULK STATUEMAY182309DST
9MARVEL: DOMINO BISHOUJO STATUEJAN199191KOT
10MARVEL SELECT: CARNAGE ACTION FIGURENOV142179DST

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2)AUG193363PAI
2MY HERO ACADEMIA CARD GAMEJUL183082S7
3CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
4MUTANTS & MASTERMINDS RPG GAME: MASTERS GUIDE REVISED EDITION HCMAR198040GRE
5PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC (P2)MAY193227PAI
6TOME OF BEASTS HCJUN168476PAI
7POP! FUNKOVERSE STRATEGY GAME: DC COMICS 100 BASE SETJUN198702FUN
8POP! FUNKOVERSE STRATEGY GAME: HARRY POTTER 100 BASE SETJUN198705FUN
9PATHFINDER RPG: BESTIARY 6 POCKET EDITIONJUL193268PAI
10PATHFINDER RPG: VILLAIN CODEX POCKET EDITIONJUL193269PAI

Marvel Dips in September 2019 as DC and Image Gain Ground

Spawn #300 took the top spot as the best-selling comics in September 2019 as Marvel lost ground in unit and dollar sales while DC and Image gained it. Diamond Comic Distributors released the sales data for the month showing the top selling products through them.

Overall, comics did better in September 2019 than August 2019. Comics gained in both dollars and units while graphic novels gained in dollars. Together comics and graphic novels made gains in both dollars and units. Toys saw a dip in the double digits after having a previously bullish month.

Compared to September 2018, it was mixed results Comics saw gains in dollars in double digits while units increased as well. Graphic novels took a double digit dive in both dollars and units. Together, comics and graphic novels saw gains. Toys had a mixed month with an increase in dollars but decrease in units.

Compared to the same point last year, comics are up 2.05% in dollars though down 3.29% in units. Graphic Novels are down 4.26% in dollars and 10.04% units. Comics and graphic novels are up 0.25% in dollars and down 3.79% in units. Toys have seen massive gains with a 22.69% increase in dollars and 25.47% in units.

The third quarter in 2019 is up across the board compared to the second this year and the results are mixed though generally positive compared to the third quarter of 2018.

Marvel Comics remained the top publisher in September, taking 38.81% of dollars (-7.34) and 45.51% (-4.45) of units shipped. In second place was DC with a market share of 27.80% (+2.94) and 29.15% (+3.19), respectively. Image Comics ranked third, breaking over ten-percent market share thanks to Spawn and other creator owner projects with a 11.01% dollar share (+4.69) and a 8.32% unit share (+2.06). The top three were followed by Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, and BOOM! Studios, respectively.

Marvel Comics had six of the month’s top ten best-selling comic books. DC had three titles in the top ten. Image had the top selling comic for the month for their one in the top ten.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing’s top book for September was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #98 at #44; BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #1 ranked #57; Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella/Red Sonja #1 ranked #101, and Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer/Justice League #3 ranked #114.

DC dominated the graphic novel charts with six best-selling titles. Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s Umbrella Academy #3: Hotel Oblivion TP from Dark Horse Comics charted at #2. Image Comics also placed two volumes on the graphic novel chart with Paper Girls Volume 6 TP and Monstress Volume 4 TP.

Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Gallery: Avengers Endgame: Iron Man MK85 PVC Figure, was September’s best-selling figure, with DST charting two other best-sellers, the Marvel Select: Captain Marvel Figure at #5 and the John Wick Select Figure at #10. Mattel’s DC Multiverse 6-Inch Figures: Lobo Wave was the #2 selling toy for the month, while Mezco’s One-12 Collective: Marvel Netflix: The Punisher Figure punched in at #3. DC Collectibles had three toys in the top ten: Batman Black and White by Marc Silvestri Statue (#4), Dark Nights Metal: Batman the Devastator Statue (#7), and DC Essentials: Red Hood Action Figure (#8). Rounding out the top ten at #9 was Funko’s POP! Marvel: Spider-Punk Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive.

Prime Books’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 Edition was September’s best-selling book, featuring a collection of top stories from renowned Sci-fi/Fantasy authors.

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Core Rulebook (2nd Edition) was September’s best-selling game product and one of Paizo’s eight products among the top ten.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS38.81%45.51%
DC27.80%29.15%
IMAGE COMICS11.01%8.32%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.26%2.27%
IDW PUBLISHING3.08%2.92%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.70%2.02%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.48%2.53%
VIZ MEDIA1.57%0.62%
ONI PRESS0.76%0.63%
ARCHIE COMICS0.65%0.63%
OTHER NON-TOP 107.87%5.42%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
SEPTEMBER 2019 VS. AUGUST 2019
COMICS5.20%9.97%
GRAPHIC NOVELS2.90%-1.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.60%9.12%
TOYS-14.00%-33.26%
SEPTEMBER 2019 VS. SEPTEMBER 2018
COMICS10.87%5.25%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-11.54%-20.44%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.09%3.13%
TOYS9.99%-17.90%
YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018
COMICS2.05%-3.29%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-4.26%-10.04%
TOTAL COMICS/GN0.25%-3.79%
TOYS22.69%25.47%
QUARTER 3 2019 VS. QUARTER 2 2019
COMICS13.25%8.20%
GRAPHIC NOVELS1.68%3.50%
TOTAL COMICS/GN10.01%7.88%
TOYS29.24%26.14%
QUARTER 3 2019 VS. QUARTER 3 2018
COMICS5.41%0.01%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.95%-15.17%
TOTAL COMICS/GN1.59%-1.16%
TOYS19.23%22.45%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTALSHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS99430142
DC83260109
IMAGE COMICS4219061
DARK HORSE COMICS1921040
IDW PUBLISHING2515040
VIZ MEDIA033033
BOOM! STUDIOS1814032
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT155020
ARCHIE COMICS113014
ONI PRESS4408
OTHER NON-TOP 1012718619332
TOTAL44336919831

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1SPAWN #300$7.99JUN190014-MIMA
2SPIDER-MAN #1$4.99JUL190833-MMAR
3HOUSE OF X #5$4.99JUL190857-MMAR
4POWERS OF X #5$4.99JUL190873-MMAR
5POWERS OF X #4$4.99JUL190865-MMAR
6HOUSE OF X #4$4.99JUL190849-MMAR
7DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11$4.99MAR190507-MDC
8ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3$4.99JUL190885-MMAR
9DCEASED: A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1$4.99JUL190514-MDC
10HARLEEN #1 (MR)$7.99JUL190510-MDC

 TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1SPAWN #300$7.99JUN190014-MIMA
2SPIDER-MAN #1$4.99JUL190833-MMAR
3HOUSE OF X #5$4.99JUL190857-MMAR
4HARLEEN #1 (MR)$7.99JUL190510-MDC
5POWERS OF X #5$4.99JUL190873-MMAR
6POWERS OF X #4$4.99JUL190865-MMAR
7HOUSE OF X #4$4.99JUL190849-MMAR
8DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11$4.99MAR190507-MDC
9ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3$4.99JUL190885-MMAR
10DCEASED: A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1$4.99JUL190514-MDC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN: DAMNED HC (MR)$29.99MAR190571DC
2UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 3: HOTEL OBLIVION TP$19.99MAR190279DAR
3PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 6 TP$14.99JUL190107IMA
4MONSTRESS VOLUME 4 TP (MR)$16.99JUL190105-MIMA
5IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 4: ABOMINATION TP$15.99JUN191051MAR
6HEROES IN CRISIS HC$29.99JUN190600DC
7BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE HC$17.99JUN190574DC
8BATMAN VOL, 10: KNIGHTMARES TP$17.99JUN190562DC
9BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL$16.99MAY190358DC
10THE JOKER: HIS GREATEST JOKES TP$19.99JUN190604DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN: DAMNED HC (MR)$29.99MAR190571DC
2UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 3: HOTEL OBLIVION TP$19.99MAR190279DAR
3MONSTRESS VOLUME 4 TP (MR)$16.99JUL190105-MIMA
4MARVEL HORROR OMNIBUS HC$150.00MAR190992MAR
5HEROES IN CRISIS HC$29.99JUN190600DC
6PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 6 TP$14.99JUL190107IMA
7TIMELY’S GREATEST: GOLDEN AGE SUB-MARINER BY EVERETT HC$150.00MAR190993-MMAR
8UMBRELLA ACADEMY LIBRARY EDITION VOL. 1 HC$39.99JUN190309DAR
9BATMAN ETERNAL OMNIBUS HC$125.00JAN190658DC
10SPIDER-MAN BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC$125.00MAR191002MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY 2019 EDITION$19.95NOV188362PRI
2FREE S$$T: THE CHARLES BURNS ZINE COLLECTION HC$19.99JUL191904FAN
3THE DARK CRYSTAL LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99JUL191956GOL
4GRIMM FAIRY TALES ADULT COLORING BOOK VOL. 1 SC$12.99OCT151871ZEN
5FRANK CHO: BALLPOINT BEAUTIES SC$19.95JUN191759FLE
6BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC$44.99MAR172148UDO
7THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL. 144 SC$14.95MAY191887SAN
8MY LITTLE PONY: BEST GIFT EVER PERFECT PINKIE PRESENT LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK$4.99JUL191958GOL
9CATS OF THE LOUVRE MANGA HC$29.99JUL192406VIZ
10DOCTOR WHO: RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS HC$16.99JUL191682BBC


TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME: IRON MAN MK85 PVC FIGUREFEB198521DST
2DC MULTIVERSE 6-INCH FIGURES: LOBO WAVENOV188888MAT
3ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL NETFLIX: THE PUNISHER FIGUREMAR188817MEZ
4BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE BY MARC SILVESTRI STATUEFEB190627DC
5MARVEL SELECT: CAPTAIN MARVEL MOVIE FIGUREJAN192554DST
6DC COMICS CATWOMAN RETURNS BISHOUJO STATUEJAN198158KOT
7DARK NIGHTS METAL: BATMAN THE DEVASTATOR STATUEFEB190623DC
8DC ESSENTIALS: RED HOOD ACTION FIGUREFEB190631DC
9POP! MARVEL: SPIDER-PUNK VINYL FIGURESEP188215FUN
10JOHN WICK SELECT FIGURESEP182329DST

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC (P2)MAY193227PAI
2PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS WORLD GUIDE HC (P2)MAY193231PAI
3STARFINDER RPG: ALIEN ARCHIVE 3 HCJUN193098PAI
4MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN ANIMATED SERIES DARK PHOENIX BOOSTER BRICKMAY193279NEC
5PATHFINDER BESTIARY HC (P2)MAY193229PAI
6CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HCJUN173357GRE
7PATHFINDER: CORE RULEBOOK HC SPECIAL EDITION (P2)MAY193228PAI
8PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITIONAPR168770PAI
9PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: AGE OF ASHES PART 2 (P2)MAY198358PAI
10PATHFINDER GM SCREEN (P2)MAY193238PAI

Thanos Gets an Oversized Funko Pop!

Perched on a pile of skulls, the mighty menacing Thanos is posed to snap and destroy half of the universe! The Marvel villain shines as an oversized PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! vinyl figure from Funko and Diamond Comic Distributors.

This PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! Vinyl figure features a metallic finish on Thanos’ armor and a unique skull-pile base that’s sure to make the rest of your collection cower in fear! This super-sized Pop! is 6″ tall and comes in a collector-friendly window box, perfect for display.

For every six PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! Marvel Heroes Thanos Snap 6″ Deluxe Vinyl Figures ordered through November 18, 2019, comic shops will receive a PREVIEWS Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy #12 variant. Please check with your comic shop retailer about the availability of this limited variant cover.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Marvel Heroes Thanos Funko Pop! (MAY198251, SRP $28.99) is expected to be released on December 18, 2019. You can pre-order yours through Entertainment Earth without and with the comic book and your local comic shop.

Classic MST3K Songs Return on the PREVIEWS Exclusive Moon Printed Vinyl

Any MST3K fan will recognize music as a core component of the cult classic series. The show’s timeless theme song and musical interludes are as iconic as the show’s robots and bad movies. Now fans can own the music of MST3K on one beautifully rendered PREVIEWS Exclusive Moon printed vinyl from Shout Factory and Diamond Comic Distributors.

Long out-of-print, the classic MST3K soundtrack returns! This limited edition, double disc release includes all-time classics like (Let’s Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas and Where, Oh Werewolf and a collection of theme songs from throughout the show’s original run, packaged in a brand-new cover illustration by Steve Vance.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive MST3K Clowns in the Sky Soundtrack (SEP198031, SRP: $40.00) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of December 18, 2019.

PREVIEWS Exclusive MST3K Clowns in the Sky Soundtrack

Geppi Family Enterprises Expands Its Leadership Team

Geppi Family Enterprises

Steve Geppi announced new appointments to Geppi Family Enterprises in a letter to employees, vendors, and key retailers. Geppi is the CEO and Chairman of Geppi Family Enterprises which is the parent company of Diamond Comic Distributors.

In the letter, Geppi laid out his visions and that’s for the Geppi family of companies to “remain leaders in the pop culture industry.” In the letter he promised “investments in our people, infrastructure, and relationships.”

On May 16th, the company announced the hiring of Stan Heidmann as president of Geppi Family Enterprises (GFE). The formation of the Office of the Chairman comprised of Stan, Joe Foss as Vice Chairman, and Geppi as Chairman and CEO were also announced.

Four months later, the Office of the Chairman at Geppi Family Enterprises is expanding with new hires.

Chuck Parker will serve as Chief of Staff for Stan Heidmann. He has served as Diamond Comics’ COO and will now act as a senior advisor and coordinate the execution of GFE’s strategic initiatives.

Larry Swanson will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the same role where he’s been helping lead the companies.

Dan Hirsch will direct all sales and revenue efforts for GFE as the Chief Revenue Officer. Before co-founding Alliance Game Distributors, Dan owned and managed several comic retail businesses. In this new position, he will “make great use of that experience with comics, graphic novels, and collectibles in addition to his knowledge of the tabletop game industry.”

Charlie Tyson will assume the role of President at Alliance Game Distributors as Dan Hirsch transitions into his new role. As the co-founder of Alliance, Charlie is “uniquely suited” to take on this role and “will continue the tradition of excellence for which Alliance is known.”

Chris Powell has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Relationship Officer. Powell has worked in brick-and-mortar and online comics retail before joining Diamond. He’ll be responsible for supporting the existing teams in the growing relationships with current and future publishers, vendors, and retailers. In this new role, Chris will lead the efforts to strengthen those relationships while developing new relationships throughout the marketplace. Chris will also “facilitate the cooperation between different companies, ensuring improved customer experiences for consumers, retailers, and suppliers.”

Tim Lenaghan, as Chief Procurement Officer, will be directing all purchasing functions for GFE and continuing to manage Diamond UK with the leadership team there. Tim will be responsible for sourcing, supply management, and procurement for all companies, leading existing teams, and helping them discover new products for the growing markets.

Shawn Hamrick, as Chief Logistics Officer, will be responsible for all warehouse and logistics operations for the companies. He’ll continue to “refine the procedures and infrastructure that allow for the efficient and accurate transfer of products in and out of all operations, and will support the ongoing monitoring and development of transportation planning to reliably move products all over the world.” Shawn has more than 25 years of experience managing various Diamond Comics operations, including the massive overhaul of the Olive Branch Distribution Center and implementation of new technologies that have dramatically reduced shortage and damage reports from customers.

Roger Fletcher has chosen to step away from the company after a successful 31-year career with Diamond. Roger started in 1988 as a Manager of Diamond’s Denver warehouse. He moved to Baltimore in 1990 and was promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing soon thereafter. Roger’s contributions to Diamond, and the industry, have been significant.

The Battle Between Hulk and Hulkbuster Comes Alive with New PREVIEW Exclusive Statues

Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom Toys have once again partnered, this time to bring to life the most unforgettable scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron with a set of two PREVIEWS Exclusive figures featuring Hulk and Hulkbuster!

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulkbuster vs. Hulk features expertly colored matte paint that recreates the Hulk’s classic green skin and shows off his facial and muscle details, and perfectly captures Hulk’s angry expression. Each PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster vs. Hulk statue is paired with a realistic movie scenery base and accessories! Figure comes with a bonus Hulkbuster armor module accessory: Veronica. Please note that Hulk is only available in this set and is not sold separately.

Every intricate part seen in the movie has been captured in the PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-017 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster Statue with expert sculpting and detailed hand-painting to replicate the mechanical construction and battle damage of the armor. The LED lights in Hulkbuster’s eyes, arc reactor, vernier thruster, and knees give this figure extra dramatic flair. The 10.6″ tall statue comes with a realistic scenery base and accessories.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive EA-021 Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulkbuster vs. Hulk (AUG198199; SRP $399.99) and EA-017 Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulkbuster (AUG198198; SRP $234.99) statues are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of May 27, 2020.

Previews Gets an Exclusive One:12 Collective Magneto

Diamond Comic Distributors and Mezco Toys have once again partnered to introduce the master of magnetism into Mezco’s One:12 Collective line as a PREVIEWS Exclusive: Marvel NOW! Magneto.

Presented in his white fitted cloth costume with long cape, Magneto comes complete with magnetic force effects capable of holding small metal objects with imbedded magnets. Featuring thirty points of articulation and painted authentic detailing, Magneto also includes two head portraits and six interchangeable hands. Each One:12 Collective figure is packaged in a collector friendly box with an included One:12 Collective display base with logo, designed with collectors in mind.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive One:12 Collective Magneto Marvel Now! Edition (AUG198176, SRP: $80.00) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, TFAW, Entertainment Earth, and more with an expected release date of March 25, 2020.

PREVIEWS Exclusive: Marvel NOW! Magneto
PREVIEWS Exclusive: Marvel NOW! Magneto

PREVIEWS Gets Exclusive Justice League Busts

Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom have partnered to offer fans a new line of high quality, collectible Action Busts. The first installment focuses on the Justice League, giving collectors three new PREVIEWS Exclusive heroes to collect: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

Each 6-inch PVC character bust comes with a dedicated logo base, and a great attention to fine details, from the face sculpting to the details on the costumes.  The inaugural installment focuses on Batman as he takes aim with his Batarang, Wonder Woman defending herself from bullets, and Superman winding up for a super-punch!

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Justice League Bust Ser Batman PVC Bust (AUG198069; SRP $59.90), Wonder Woman PVC Bust (AUG198071; SRP $59.90), and Superman PVC Bust (AUG198070; SRP $59.90) are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of August 26, 2020.

A Wave Blue World Goes Exclusive with Diamond

A Wave Blue World

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with A Wave Blue World to exclusively distribute their products to comic book specialty markets worldwide. Diamond was also awarded the rights to exclusively distribute A Wave Blue World’s new releases to the North American book market under the banner of its sister company, Diamond Book Distributors.

A Wave Blue World is an independent publisher of high-quality graphic novels, anthologies and art books with a focus on originality and cultural relevance. The company connects people through storytelling and provides a platform for a multitude of creative voices. Founded by Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner – and featuring industry veterans like Lisa Y. Wu and Joseph Illidge – A Wave Blue World aims to use comics as a medium for change, to imagine a better world, and to build a brighter future.

A Wave Blue World boasts a large library of existing work leaning heavily on social commentary and political perspective. American Terrorist, written by Tyler and Wendy Chin-Tanner with art from Andy MacDonald, Matt Wilson and Michael Wiggam, is a New York Times featured story that explores what happens when the American government wages war against its own people and a band of fugitives with nothing left to lose use social media to galvanize the public and reclaim their country. All We Ever Wanted is a New York Times featured anthology filled with stories that present a brighter vision of the future, meant to inspire hope and restore belief in a better world, featuring work from the comic book industry’s top talent. Mezo, written by Tyler Chin-Tanner with art by Josh Zingerman, Val Rodrigues and Doug Garbark and letters by Thomas Mauer, is a Mesoamerican-inspired Game of Thrones-style epic centering on a female protagonist determined to unite a number of tribes against a tyrannical emperor.

This Previews Exclusive Elder Predator Action Figure is Ready to Hunt

Diamond Comic Distributors and Hiya Toys have once again partnered to offer fans a new, updated version of one of its hottest action figures with the PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator 2: Elder Predator V2 1/18 Scale Figure.

Based off the action-packed sequel to the hit action movie, the Elder Predator figure captures the iconic creature’s look with a fully poseable body in exacting 1/18 scale. Fans can recreate their favorite scenes from Predator 2 and beyond with the included accessories and detailed base.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator 2: Elder Predator V2 1/18 Scale Figure (JUL199153, SRP $19.99) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of May 27, 2020.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator 2 Elder Predator V2 1/18 Scale Figure
PREVIEWS Exclusive Predator 2 Elder Predator V2 1/18 Scale Figure
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