"Batman," "Harley Quinn" Take Top Two Slots on November Sales Charts

Fri, December 13th, 2013 at 8:59am PST

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Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

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"Batman" #25 took the top slot in Diamond Distributors' November's sales charts, as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's latest "Zero Year" installment kept DC Comics competitive with Marvel as the two companies continue to wrestle for the top publisher position.

"Harley Quinn" #0 checked in at the number two slot, with "Superman Unchained" #4, "Forever Evil" #3 and "Batman/Superman" #5 also landing in the top ten. Marvel took the other five positions thanks to "Amazing X-Men" #1 -- its highest charting title of the month at slot number three -- followed by "Infinity" #6, All-New X-Men" #18 and "Superior Spider-Man" #21 and 22.

Overall, Marvel edged DC out in Dollar Share, 29.97% to 29.24%, and in Units Share 33.65% to DC's 31.90%. Image was the third place publisher with 8.67% and 9.77%, slipping slightly as "The Walking Dad" left its top-of-the-charts position from October. IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics were the number 4 and 5 publishers for November.

Overall, the industry saw a fairly steep drop from November 2012's numbers, with dollars dipping by 18.80% and units by 18.95%. This is to be expected, however, as this time last year saw Marvel launch its first round of Marvel NOW! titles.

Check out the charts and graphs below and come back next week for John Mayo's look at the Top 300 and in-depth analysis.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
PUBLISHERDOLLARSHAREUNITSHARE

MARVEL COMICS

29.97%

33.65%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

29.24%

31.90%

IMAGE COMICS

8.67%

9.77%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.68%

6.26%

DARK HORSE COMICS

6.11%

4.91%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.20%

3.00%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.90%

1.92%

EAGLEMOSS COLLECTIONS

1.86%

0.44%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.58%

1.74%

VIZ MEDIA

1.19%

0.42%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

9.59%

5.99%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
NOVEMBER 2013 VS. OCTOBER 2013

COMICS

-18.80%

-18.95%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.72%

-14.98%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-16.07%

-18.65%

NOVEMBER 2013 VS. NOVEMBER 2012

COMICS

-1.21%

-8.43%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.59%

11.44%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

3.39%

-7.12%

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

COMICS

11.09%

7.69%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.55%

3.92%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

9.33%

7.39%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR

1

BATMAN #25

$4.99

SEP130143-M

DC

2

HARLEY QUINN #0

$2.99

SEP130227-M

DC

3

AMAZING X-MEN #1

$3.99

SEP130740-M

MAR

4

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #4

$3.99

AUG130213-M

DC

5

FOREVER EVIL #3

$3.99

SEP130164-M

DC

6

INFINITY #6

$5.99

SEP130661-M

MAR

7

ALL-NEW X-MEN #18

$3.99

SEP130749-M

MAR

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22

$3.99

SEP130697-M

MAR

9

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #5

$3.99

SEP130223-M

DC

10

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #21

$3.99

SEP130696

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS
RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19: MARCH TO WAR TP

$14.99

SEP130566

IMA

2

YU-GI-OH! 5DS VOLUME 5 GN

$9.99

SEP131376

VIZ

3

FAIREST IN ALL THE LAND HC (MR)

$22.99

JUL130257

DC

4

BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP (N52)

$19.99

AUG130291

DC

5

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME 3 TP

$14.99

MAY130427

IMA

6

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 HC

$19.99

JUL130242

DC

7

NOWHERE MEN VOLUME 1: FATES WORSE THAN DEATH TP

$9.99

MAY130486

IMA

8

BATMAN IN DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2: SCARE TACTICS (N52)

$16.99

AUG130290

DC

9

S.H.I.E.L.D. ORIGINS TP

$7.99

SEP130732

MAR

10

HAWKEYE VOLUME 1 HC

$34.99

JUN130677

MAR

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