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Today’s Digital Releases Features Over 50 New Comics to Choose From Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Aftershock, Vault, and more!

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Today is new comic book day and comic shops and digital shelves have you covered with new releases! ComiXology features over 50 new comics from Marvel, BOOM!, AfterShock, IDW, Image, and more! You can get shopping now and get some new comics to read or check out the individual releases by publisher below.

AAM-Markosia

Ablaze

AfterShock

Ankama

Archie Comics

AWA Studios

BOOM! Studios

comiXology Submit

Dark Horse Comics

DC Comics

Devil’s Due Comics

Drawn & Quarterly

Dynamite Entertainment

Harlequin

IDW Publishing

Image Comics

Legendary

Marvel

Oni Press

Papercutz

Tidalwave Productions

Titan Comics

Vault Comics

Zenescope

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

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Archie2015_01-0Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Brett

Top Pick: Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The excellent series Princeless gets its first spin-off series focused on Raven, the Pirate Princess. The fundamentals are here, this time looking at swashbuckling tales. Raven must seek revenge against her brothers who have stolen her rightful place out from under her.

Archie #1 (Archie Comics) – This is huge! Archie is kicking off a whole new era with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples at the helm. This is one folks will be talking about.

Invader Zim #1 (Oni Press) – Jhonen Vasquez’s creation is back in a new comic. This is one I’ve been waiting for ever since it was announced. It’s kind of hard to not like the cartoon it’s based on, and expect this to be a hit.

Star Wars: Lando #1 (Marvel) – Everyone’s favorite scoundrel is back and in his own mini-series. Marvel has been killing it when its come to their Star Wars comics, and I expect no difference here.

Transference #1 (Black Mask Studios) – This is an interesting time travel series that is a hell of a mind bender in the first issue alone. There’s subtle things throughout the first issue that makes it stand out from the other special teams as time travelers story. A solid first issue.

 

Alex

Top pick: The Fox #4 (Dark Circle Comics) – If you’re not reading The Fox, you’re missing out. Plain and simple, this is one of the best comics on  the rack every month.

Batman #42 (DC Comics) – Although I’m not a big fan (yet) of the Bat-bunny-mech suit, I’ve got more than enough faith to see how Snyder plays this out.

 

Edward

Top Pick: Wonderland #37 (Zenescope) – There has hardly been a misstep in this series since the change of direction under the new creative team.  The series never fails to impress and surprise and that will continue here with a new story.

Archie #1 (Archie Comics) – There is finally a lot of buzz for this publisher, and it comes in the form of a revamped Archie.  No one quite knows what that means yet, but we will know soon.

Bloodstrike #1 (Image Comics) – Rob Liefeld causes a riot any time he works on comics, as he has fans and others who are pretty much the opposite of fans.  This is his best setting though, with nothing to prove and his imagination to fuel him.  How will the new sci-fi series work out for him?

Civil War #1 (Marvel) – One of Marvel’s most contentious crossovers meets the Secret Wars world.  The mix is not an obvious one, but neither have a lot of crossovers that have involved strange mixes thus far.

Gotham Academy #8 (DC Comics) – Olive returns to Gotham’s most interesting school.  A one issue break (plus the break for Convergence) means that she has been gone for a while, and it will be interesting to see what her return means for this series.

 

Elana

Constantine the Hellblazer #2 (DC Comics) – Funny, pretty, creepy, creative and hey everyone— it stars a bisexual character who’s not treated as a joke or fetishized!  More please!

Also props on the diverse creative team behind the comic, which may have something to do with the diversity inside the comic. PS, co-writer Ming Doyle was one of our podcast’s all time best guests. Go listen to her!

Gotham Academy #8 (DC Comics) – This book is one of the most creative things coming from DC. This issue is Olive’s mysterious Mother’s funeral. I’m gonna say it’s all Batman’s fault because he has a terrible track record with people with mental health issues.

Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) – The name says it all. Charming, feminist, racially diverse. The number one book for kids of all ages including kids with mortgages. The new art is stronger then ever!

Storm TPB Vol. 2 (Marvel) – Storm’s first solo series was groundbreaking. If you like Storm at all, or just want to see more comics featuring women of color buy this! The story explores her personality, playing her off against some interesting foes and even more interesting friends. And the Gambit team-up is so much fun it’s criminal!

 

Paul

Top Pick: Age of Apocalypse #1 (Marvel) – I collected every issue of Age of Apocalypse when this storyline came out a million years ago.  This, to me, was one of the best X-Men runs ever released.  And I cannot wait to see the AoA region of Battleworld.  I know it won’t be exactly like the original run…but I am so excited to see these versions of the X-Men again.

Civil War #1 (Marvel) – Another storyline given a region in Battleworld, and I’m looking forward to it.  So much happened in the original run of Civil War, so I’m looking forward to reading a story where the war never ended; see what allegiances were formed, which fell apart…and who survives to see it end.

Runaways #2 (Marvel) – I really enjoyed the first issue of this series.  I’ve always enjoyed books focusing on the younger heroes of the MU (New Warriors, Young Avengers, Runaways), and I liked how this tie-in to Secret Wars took  some of my favourite heroes (Cloak and Dagger especially) and took them back to school, literally, to find their way in this new Battleworld.

 

Mr. H

Top Pick: Batman #42 – Capullo. Snyder. Every issue in this run has been white hot. I have no reason to believe the train will slow down. I don’t even want to buckle in!

Batman/ Superman #22 (DC Comics) – Gordon vs. Kent round 2. Can these two get on the same page so the World can have a Finest again?

Civil War #1 (Marvel Comics) – Where it all went wrong the first time, I’d like to see how they try to correct their mistakes or are they doomed to repeat themselves?

Spider-Man: Renew your Vows #2 (Marvel Comics) – This is the Spider-Man that I have waited for since the return of Norman Osborn wayyy back in the pages of Spider-Man #75. Last issue was very disappointing. I’m hoping Slott gives Peter the reunion with his daughter he deserves. Give him a happy ending for once!

TMNT Color Classics Series 3 #47 (IDW) – Classic Eastman/ Laird in color? Hell yeah. Loving this trip down memory lane!

 

Pharoah

Star Wars: Lando #1 (Marvel) Definitely had my interest piqued when I saw it in Previews for this month’s solicitations. He is probably one of the coolest characters within the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and now he gets his own graphic treatment, the only thing I can say truly, it is about time!!!

1872 #1 (Marvel) I love the exploration of alternate universes with familiar characters, and this is definitely one to watch out for, as they got the Avengers living in the Wild Wild West

Archie #1 (Archie) – When you have the top talents of Mark Waid of Empire fame and Fiona Staples of Saga fame, working on one of comics’ most iconic characters, it is more than worth a look.

Providence #2 (Avatar)Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, are reviving Lovecraft in the most exciting way possible, as he has made the mythology scary again for all of us. I have not loved a Moore series as much as I loved this one, definitely his best work yet.

Star Trek/Green Lantern #1 (DC Comics/IDW Publishing) – This team up has been creating a huge amount of buzz since it was first announced and as a fan of both franchises, it reminds me of the Batman/Spawn crossover.