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Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar Share and Unit Share categories in February 2014 based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines to comic book specialty stores, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2014

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 34.10%
DC COMICS 28.73%
IMAGE COMICS 7.85%
DARK HORSE COMICS 6.61%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.01%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.51%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.05%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.28%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 1.05%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.02%
AVATAR PRESS INC 1.01%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.66%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.65%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.53%
VIZ MEDIA 0.47%
YEN PRESS 0.36%
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS 0.36%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.29%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.28%
HUMANOIDS INC 0.19%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 2.97%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 37.36%
DC COMICS 31.12%
IMAGE COMICS 8.88%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.59%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.00%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.40%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.94%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.08%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.99%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.95%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.57%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.39%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.27%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.19%
VIZ MEDIA 0.19%
YEN PRESS 0.11%
TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS 0.11%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.08%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.07%
HUMANOIDS INC 0.03%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 1.70%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2014

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
DC COMICS 85 26 0 111
MARVEL COMICS 69 32 0 101
IMAGE COMICS 48 11 0 59
DARK HORSE COMICS 39 19 0 58
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 50 8 0 58
IDW PUBLISHING 40 17 0 57
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 24 6 0 30
AVATAR PRESS INC 10 1 1 12
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 9 2 0 11
EAGLEMOSS 0 0 4 4
OTHER 69 102 20 191

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2014

  DOLLARS UNITS
FEBRUARY 2014 VS. JANUARY 2013
COMICS -5.48% -4.47%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -4.48% 5.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -5.17% -3.65%
FEBRUARY 2014 VS. FEBRUARY 2013
COMICS -10.39% -14.77%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 2.83% 14.99%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -6.71% -12.83%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS -5.53% -11.18%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -6.69% 3.16%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -5.89% -10.15%
Dollar Market Shares for February 2014

Dollar Market Share – February 2014

Unit Market Shares for February 2014

Unit Market Share– February 2014

 

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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 dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines 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.

The count of new titles shipped includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.