DC, Marvel Split #1 Position on Diamond's July Sales Charts

Fri, August 9th, 2013 at 7:59am PDT | Updated: August 9th, 2013 at 8:00am

Comic Books
Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor
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Snyder and Lee's "Superman Unchained" topped the sales charts for a second month in a row

Diamond Comics has released its Top Ten charts for products released in July 2013, which finds DC Comics edging out Marvel for the top spot in dollar share, though Marvel does maintain its #1 publisher position in units moved. Image Comics ranked third, with IDW Publishing and Dark Horse rounding out the number 4 and 5 positions, respectively.

Overall, sales rose again in July, with comics seeing an increase over June of about 7.5% in dollars and units. Year-to-year, sales rose also, seeing a 12.65% increase in dollars and 11.02% increase in units when compared to July 2012.

The top selling title for the month was DC's "Superman Unchained" #2 by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee, with Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #22 taking the #2 slot. Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Picheli's "Guardians of the Galaxy" #5, featuring Angela, was Marvel's top-selling book, ranking #3. The rest of the top ten was dominated by DC's Annuals and Trinity War tie-ins and Marvel's "Superior Spider-Man."

The second collection of Matt Fraction and David Aja's "Hawkeye" was the top-selling graphic novel of the month, followed by the latest volumes of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Saga."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

DC COMICS

32.50%

34.07%

MARVEL COMICS

32.34%

36.47%

IMAGE COMICS

6.56%

6.79%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.09%

4.53%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.43%

4.61%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.54%

2.76%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.20%

2.25%

AVATAR PRESS

1.09%

0.99%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

0.97%

0.96%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

0.93%

1.05%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

9.35%

5.52%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2013 VS. JUNE 2013

COMICS

7.65%

7.59%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

24.80%

31.39%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.72%

9.26%

JULY 2013 VS. JULY 2012

COMICS

12.65%

11.02%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

26.11%

18.11%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

16.73%

11.59%

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

COMICS

13.16%

10.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

11.72%

10.18%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.71%

10.35%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2

$3.99

MAY130128

DC

2

BATMAN #22

$3.99

MAY130151

DC

3

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5

$3.99

MAY130589

MAR

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #22

$3.99

MAY130099

DC

5

BATMAN ANNUAL #2

$4.99

MAY130155

DC

6

BATMAN SUPERMAN #2

$3.99

MAY130147

DC

7

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6

$3.99

MAY130103

DC

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13

$3.99

MAY130627

MAR

9

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14

$3.99

MAY130628

MAR

10

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1

$3.99

MAY130638

MAR


































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