Marvel's "Infinity" Tops August Sales Chart, "Superman Unchained" Remains Strong

Fri, September 6th, 2013 at 8:07am PDT | Updated: September 6th, 2013 at 10:45am

Comic Books
Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor
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Marvel's "Infinity" debuted in the #1 position

Diamond Comics has released its Top Ten charts for products released in August 2013, which finds Marvel once again taking the top spot in both dollar and market share after splitting with DC Comics in July. Image Comics ranked third, with IDW Publishing and Dark Horse rounding out the number 4 and 5 positions, respectively.

Monthly comic sales dropped by about 15% in August from July's numbers, with graphic novels seeing about a 24% dip. August's numbers were also down 14.29% in dollars and 12.5% in units from August 2012.

Marvel's "Infinity" #1 was the best-selling book, as expected, with last month's number one title, "Superman Unchained," in the second slot. DC took the "3-6 positions thanks to its Batman and Justice League titles, while Marvel rounded out the top ten with "Superior Spider-Man," "Avengers" and "All-New X-Men."

"The Walking Dead" once again claimed the top spot in graphic novel sales, and Marvel's Rocket Raccoon trade paperback collecting the character's 4-issue miniseries written by Bill Mantlo and illustrated by Mike Mignola in the '80s debuted in the #3 position, illustrating the character's newfound popularity in advance of Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.70%

36.30%

DC COMICS

30.16%

33.14%

IMAGE COMICS

7.86%

8.51%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.70%

4.98%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.47%

4.80%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.01%

2.93%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.05%

2.07%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.34%

0.29%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.95%

0.59%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.94%

1.03%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.83%

5.38%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

AUGUST 2013 VS. JULY 2013

COMICS

-15.30%

-14.93%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-24.55%

-24.81%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-18.33%

-15.77%

AUGUST 2013 VS. AUGUST 2012

COMICS

-10.39%

-11.21%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-22.09%

-25.68%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-14.29%

-12.50%

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

COMICS

9.82%

7.38%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.59%

4.55%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

8.79%

7.16%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

INFINITY #1

$4.99

JUN130572

MAR

2

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3

$3.99

JUN130176

DC

3

BATMAN #23

$3.99

JUN130199

DC

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #23

$3.99

JUN130154

DC

5

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7

$3.99

JUN130146

DC

6

BATMAN SUPERMAN #3

$3.99

JUN130193

DC

7

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #15

$3.99

JUN130606

MAR

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16

$3.99

JUN130607

MAR

9

AVENGERS #18

$3.99

JUN130586

MAR

10

ALL-NEW X-MEN #15

$3.99

JUN130641

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$14.99

NOV128157

IMA

2

CHEW VOLUME 7: BAD APPLES TP

$12.99

JUN130436

IMA

3

ROCKET RACCOON: TALES FROM THE HALF WORLD TP

$7.99

JUN130618

MAR

4

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

AUG120491

IMA

5

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP

$14.99

APR130443

IMA

6

MY LITTLE PONY DIGEST VOLUME 1 TP

$6.99

MAY130361

IDW

7

DEADPOOL VOLUME 2: SOUL HUNTER TP

$15.99

MAY130727

MAR

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOLUME 2: TROUBLED MIND TP

$17.99

MAY130724

MAR

9

THE FLASH VOLUME 1: MOVE FORWARD TP

$16.99

MAY130224

DC

10

B.P.R.D.: HELL ON EARTH VOLUME 6: RETURN OF THE MASTER TP

$19.99

APR130044

DAR

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