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Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar Share and Unit Share categories in June 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 June 2014

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 33.71%
DC COMICS 29.88%
IMAGE COMICS 8.93%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.60%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.57%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.62%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.52%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.20%
AVATAR PRESS INC 1.10%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.93%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.81%
VIZ LLC 0.81%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.73%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.73%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.59%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.41%
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA 0.31%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.28%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.27%
Z2 COMICS 0.23%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 2.76%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 35.68%
DC COMICS 33.20%
IMAGE COMICS 10.51%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.89%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.45%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.52%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.30%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 1.27%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.81%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.70%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.64%
VIZ LLC 0.33%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.31%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.29%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.22%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.17%
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA 0.09%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.08%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.07%
Z2 COMICS 0.04%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 1.43%

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

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
DC ENTERTAINMENT 77 28 1 106
MARVEL COMICS 78 24 0 102
IMAGE COMICS 53 10 0 63
DARK HORSE COMICS 36 23 0 59
IDW PUBLISHING 43 16 0 59
BOOM! STUDIOS 28 7 0 35
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 23 9 0 32
AVATAR PRESS 9 7 0 16
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 11 2 0 13
RANDOM HOUSE 0 11 0 11
OTHER NON-TOP 10 66 109 34 209

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

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014
COMICS -3.19% -1.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -3.36% 2.93%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.25% -0.99%
JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013
COMICS -2.93% -4.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.09% 10.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 0.33% -3.46%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS -1.43% -6.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 2.93% 5.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.08% -5.46%
SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014
COMICS 14.13% 11.07%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 13.59% 2.88%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 13.96% 10.34%
SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013
COMICS 3.90% -1.29%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 4.33% 1.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 4.04% -1.09%
Dollar Market Shares for June 2014

Dollar Market Share – June 2014

Unit Market Shares for June 2014

Unit Market Share– June 2014

 

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

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart 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, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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