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(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 7, 2012) — The original X-Men, still teenagers and students at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, are mysteriously transported to the present day of Marvel NOW! in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen's All-New X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in November 2012, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was November’s leading publisher in both Retail Dollars and Unit Market Share, leading DC Entertainment 34.35% to 30.04% in dollars and 40.23% to 33.25% in units.

Rick Grimes faces one of his greatest challenges — Negan's Saviors — in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 17: Something to Fear from Image Comics, the latest volume of the best-selling series and November’s top selling graphic novel.

The seven key members of the Justice League in DC Entertainment's Justice League series are gathered together and raising money for famine relief in Africa in DC Collectibles' "We Can Be Heroes" Justice League 7-Piece Box Set, the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in November.

GothamCitybecomes a battleground in WizKids/NECA’s DC HeroClix: Batman Booster Packs, an expansion for the fan-favorite miniature games and November’s best-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 34.35%
DC COMICS 30.04%
IMAGE COMICS 7.70%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.60%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.72%
DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.71%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.90%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.40%
VIZ MEDIA 1.33%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.97%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.25%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.23%
DC COMICS 33.25%
IMAGE COMICS 6.67%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.07%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.75%
DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.33%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.81%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.99%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.63%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.50%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 3.77%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
NOVEMBER 2012 VS. OCTOBER 2012
COMICS -8.02% -3.80%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -24.88% -23.67%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -13.66% -5.42%
NOVEMBER 2012 VS. NOVEMBER 2011
COMICS 3.55% 2.59%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -10.86% -10.29%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -1.10% 1.63%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011
COMICS 14.56% 11.27%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 14.78% 14.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 14.63% 11.50%

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ALL NEW X-MEN #1 $3.99 SEP120542 MAR
2 BATMAN #14 $3.99 SEP120170 DC
3 CAPTAINAMERICA#1 $3.99 SEP120573 MAR
4 DEADPOOL #1 $2.99 SEP120598 MAR
5 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1 $3.99 SEP120531 MAR
6 IRON MAN #1 $3.99 SEP120550 MAR
7 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $2.99 SEP120586 MAR
8 UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 SEP120538 MAR
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $3.99 SEP120137 DC
10 THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1 $3.99 SEP120562 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 17: SOMETHING TO FEAR TP (MR) $14.99 SEP120449 IMA
2 FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND HC $22.99 JUL120247 DC
3 ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 1 TP $14.99 SEP120922 BOO
4 FAIREST VOLUME 1: WIDE AWAKE TP (MR) $14.99 AUG120283 DC
5 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO VOLUME 1 $19.99 JUL120243 DC
6 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN HC $75.00 JUL120630 MAR
7 THE BOYS VOL. 12: THE BLOODY DOORS OFF TP $19.99 OCT120994 DE
8 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
9 SCALPED VOLUME 10: TRAILS END TP (MR) $14.99 JUL120253 DC
10 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOLUME 1: REDEMPTION TP $14.99 AUG120248 DC

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK BOX SET AUG120308 DC
2 JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID DELUXE FIGURE AUG120307 DC
3 THE WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 2 FIGURES AUG120538 TMP
4 DC COMICS: HARLEY QUINN BISHOUJO STATUE MAY121905 KOT
5 JUSTICE LEAGUE: WONDER WOMAN FIGURE AUG120306 DC
6 BATMAN: HUSH — BATMAN RAH FIGURE DEC118127 MED
7 KNIGHT RIDER 1/15-SCALE KITT MAY121668 DST
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE: CYBORG FIGURE AUG120305 DC
9 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BANE BY KELLEY JONES JUL120274 DC
10 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: BATMAN VS. BANE 1/6-SCALE STATUE SEP120274 DC

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN BOOSTER BRICK AUG122142 NEC
2 RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS
3 THE HOBBIT HEROCLIX BOOSTER PACKS JUN128311 NEC
4 DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN FAST FORCES 6-PACK AUG122143 NEC
5 THE WALKING DEAD PLUG-N-PLAY TV GAME JUN121834 JAK
6 THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME JUL112137 CRY
7 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER PACKS AUG122136 WIZ
8 THE HOBBIT HEROCLIX CAMPAIGN STARTER SET JUN128310 NEC
9 DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN MARQUEE PACKS AUG122144 NEC
10 YU-GI-OH! TCG: ABYSS RISING BOOSTER PACKS JUL128201 KON

 

Dollar Market Shares for November 2012
Dollar Market Share – November 2012
Unit Market Shares for November 2012
Unit Market Share– November 2012

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 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars 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.

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.

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