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Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar and Unit Market Shares based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines to comic book specialty stores for calendar year 2010, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2010

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
MARKET
SHARE
UNIT
MARKET
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.23% 43.35%
DC COMICS 30.39% 34.00%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.17% 3.88%
IMAGE COMICS 4.53% 3.71%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.08% 3.45%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.65% 2.52%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.95% 1.77%
VIZ MEDIA 1.42% 0.68%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.82% 0.20%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.70% 0.50%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.67% 0.32%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.65% 0.21%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.60% 0.56%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.57% 0.72%
TOKYOPOP 0.55% 0.30%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.51% 0.11%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 0.48% 0.42%
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA 0.29% 0.09%
ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.29% 0.16%
BONGO COMICS 0.25% 0.31%
UDON ENTERTAINMENT CORP 0.23% 0.11%
TITAN 0.23% 0.15%
DRAWN & QUARTERLY 0.21% 0.04%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.18% 0.24%
DE AGOSTINI UK LTD 0.18% 0.04%
OTHER NON-TOP 25 4.19% 2.19%


Dollar Market Shares for 2010

Dollar Market Share – 2010

Unit Market Shares for 2010

Unit Market Share– 2010


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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and Retail Dollar sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.