Marvel Sees "Superior" Sales In January

Fri, February 8th, 2013 at 8:09am PST

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Diamond Comics has released its Top Ten charts for products released in January 2013, with Marvel leading the industry as "Superior Spider-Man" #1 landed at the top of the sales charts. The series' second issue took the #4 spot while Marvel's other series debuts, Jonathan Hickman's" New Avengers," Frank Cho's "Savage Wolverine" and the rebooted "Uncanny X-Force" all landed in the Top Ten. DC Comics's "Batman" led the way for the publisher, taking the #2 position, while "Justice League" settled in at #3.

Marvel's Dollar Share increased by a percentage over December, while its Unit share jumped by 4%, likely due to the previous month's "Amazing Spider-Man" finale being an eight-dollar book. DC saw it's Dollar share increase by 2% on the month while its Unit share grew a percentage point.

Overall, while sales were down from December, sales were up significantly over January 2012's numbers, seeing a 22% increase in Dollars spent and 20% in Units moved.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

34.82%

40.23%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

31.61%

35.41%

IMAGE COMICS

8.19%

7.45%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.30%

3.92%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.55%

3.62%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.20%

2.13%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.45%

1.55%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

1.22%

0.26%

AVATAR PRESS

0.87%

0.73%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

0.86%

0.93%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.92%

3.76%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

JANUARY 2013 VS. DECEMBER 2012

COMICS

-4.44%

-3.34%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

21.64%

16.63%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

3.01%

-2.03%

JANUARY 2013 VS. JANUARY 2012

COMICS

22.32%

19.86%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

37.89%

30.73%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

27.16%

20.65%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1

$3.99

NOV120633

MAR

2

BATMAN #16

$3.99

NOV120190

DC

3

JUSTICE LEAGUE #16

$3.99

NOV120161

DC

4

NEW AVENGERS #1

$3.99

NOV120625

MAR

5

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2

$3.99

NOV120641

MAR

6

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1

$3.99

NOV120643

MAR

7

UNCANNY AVENGERS #3

$3.99

OCT120587

MAR

8

DETECTIVE COMICS #16

$3.99

NOV120202

DC

9

AVENGERS #3

$3.99

NOV120663

MAR

10

UNCANNY X-FORCE #1

$3.99

NOV120620

MAR

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