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Publisher Market Shares: June 2015

Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar Share and Unit Share categories in June 2015 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 2015

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.86%
DC COMICS 25.06%
IMAGE COMICS 9.81%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.18%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.25%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 1.93%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.83%
TITAN COMICS 1.26%
VIZ LLC 1.02%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.96%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.72%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.65%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.62%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.57%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.44%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.24%
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 0.16%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.15%
BLACK MASK COMICS 0.14%
BONGO COMICS 0.11%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 4.03%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 43.16%
DC COMICS 28.03%
IMAGE COMICS 10.83%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.86%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.51%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 1.74%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.65%
TITAN COMICS 1.20%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 1.01%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.82%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.44%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.44%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.39%
VIZ LLC 0.38%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.24%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.19%
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 0.18%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.17%
BLACK MASK COMICS 0.15%
BONGO COMICS 0.13%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 1.48%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2015

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 72 33 0 105
DC COMICS 68 25 1 94
IMAGE COMICS 65 16 0 81
DARK HORSE COMICS 32 31 0 63
IDW PUBLISHING 41 21 0 62
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 31 10 0 41
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 27 5 0 32
TITAN COMICS 10 7 2 19
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 14 2 0 16
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 8 2 0 10
OTHER NON-TOP 10 85 136 36 257

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2015

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2015 VS. MAY 2014
COMICS -6.09% -5.33%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 14.39% 23.02%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.35% -3.30%
JUNE 2015 VS. JUNE 2014
COMICS 16.34% 14.66%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 18.03% 31.35%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 16.88% 16.01%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014
COMICS 16.46% 16.52%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 5.85% 4.06%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 13.07% 15.46%
SECOND QUARTER 2015 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2015
COMICS 19.03% 16.19%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 24.63% 31.88%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 20.67% 17.32%
SECOND QUARTER 2015 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2014
COMICS 18.74% 19.01%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 10.43% 16.71%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 16.09% 18.82%

 

Dollar Market Shares for June 2015

Dollar Market Share – June 2015

Unit Market Shares for June 2015

Unit Market Share – June 2015

 

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 retailers 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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