"X-Men" #1, "Adventure Time" OGN Top Diamond's May 2013 Charts

Fri, June 7th, 2013 at 7:41am PDT

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"X-Men" #1 was May's top-selling comic

Diamond Comics has released its Top Ten charts for products released in May 2013 which found Marvel sitting atop the charts with 33% of the market share in retail dollars and 37% in units. DC Comics was second with 28% and 31% 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 monthly comics market increased about 7% in dollars and nearly 6% in units over April of this year, while graphic novel sales rose by 16%. As a whole, the market was up nearly 16% compared to May, 2012.

The top selling comic was Marvel's "X-Men" #1 by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel, bumping "Batman" to the number two position on the chart. "Justice League," "Justice League of America" and "Detective Comics" were the only other DC titles to break the top ten, as Marvel filled out the rest of the slots with "Age of Ultron," "Superior Spider-Man" and "All-New X-Men."

BOOM! Studios' "Adventure Time: Playing with Fire" OGN was the best selling graphic novel in May.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.36%

37.44%

DC COMICS

28.27%

30.84%

IMAGE COMICS

7.48%

8.11%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.28%

4.77%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.73%

4.36%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.50%

3.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.97%

2.63%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.57%

0.37%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.92%

0.76%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.90%

0.82%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

10.02%

6.60%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2013 VS. APRIL 2013

COMICS

6.93%

5.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

15.79%

5.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

9.76%

5.46%

MAY 2013 VS. MAY 2012

COMICS

0.97%

-2.62%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.00%

3.17%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.98%

-2.15%

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

COMICS

15.04%

12.25%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

12.01%

11.45%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.07%

12.19%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

X-MEN #1

$3.99

FEB130492

MAR

2

BATMAN #20

$3.99

MAR130201

DC

3

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20

$3.99

MAR130173

DC

4

AGE OF ULTRON #7

$3.99

MAR130600

MAR

5

AGE OF ULTRON #8

$3.99

MAR130603

MAR

6

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9

$3.99

MAR130615

MAR

7

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10

$3.99

MAR130617

MAR

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3

$3.99

FEB130111

DC

9

ALL NEW X-MEN #11

$3.99

MAR130614

MAR

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #20

$3.99

MAR130210

DC

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