Sales Estimates for April, 2013 - "Jupiter's Legacy," "Walking Dead" Land in Top Ten

Fri, May 3rd, 2013 at 8:27am PDT | Updated: May 3rd, 2013 at 9:22am

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"Batman" #19 was April's top-selling comic

Diamond Comics has released its Top Ten charts for products released in April 2013 which found Marvel sitting atop the charts with 38% of the market share in retail dollars and just under 42% in units. DC Comics was second with 26% and 28% respectively. Image Comics ranked third, with IDW Publishing and Dark Horse rounding out the top five spots.

Looking at the month to month numbers, the market as a whole saw a slight dip of about 5% in dollars and nearly 6% in units compared to March of this year, though graphic novel sales rose by 10%. As a whole, however, both comic and graphic novel sales rose compared to April, 2012.

The top selling comic was DC's "Batman" #19 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, followed by Jason Aaron and SImone Bianchi's "Thanos Rising" #1 and the debut issue of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" in the #3 slot. Marvel also saw "Age of Ultron" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" crack the top ten, as did DC's "Justice League" and "Batman and Red Robin." Image had a second title in the top ten as well, with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's "The Walking Dead" #109 claiming the #8 position.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

37.95%

41.78%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.98%

27.72%

IMAGE COMICS

9.04%

9.87%

IDW PUBLISHING

7.54%

5.59%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.35%

4.09%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.98%

2.60%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.92%

1.97%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.04%

1.11%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

0.94%

0.19%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

0.80%

0.72%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.46%

4.37%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

APRIL 2013 VS. MARCH 2013

COMICS

-4.95%

-5.73%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

10.32%

10.11%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.56%

-4.56%

APRIL 2013 VS. APRIL 2012

COMICS

13.87%

11.71%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.83%

19.00%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.18%

12.29%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012

COMICS

19.44%

16.85%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

15.85%

14.15%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

18.32%

16.64%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #19

$3.99

FEB130151-M

DC

2

THANOS RISING #1

$3.99

FEB130488-M

MAR

3

JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 (MR) [*]

$2.99

FEB130379-M

IMA

4

AGE OF ULTRON #4

$3.99

FEB130474-M

MAR

5

JUSTICE LEAGUE #19

$3.99

FEB130121-M

DC

6

AGE OF ULTRON #5

$3.99

FEB130477-M

MAR

7

AGE OF ULTRON #6

$3.99

FEB130480-M

MAR

8

THE WALKING DEAD #109 (MR)

$2.99

FEB130472-M

IMA

9

BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19

$2.99

FEB130150

DC

10

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #2

$3.99

FEB130512-M

MAR

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