(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
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
|NOVEMBER 2012 VS. OCTOBER 2012|
|NOVEMBER 2012 VS. NOVEMBER 2011|
|YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011|
TOP 10 COMICS
|1||ALL NEW X-MEN #1||$3.99||SEP120542||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
|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
|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
|1||DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN BOOSTER BRICK||AUG122142||NEC|
|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 Share – November 2012|
|Unit Market Share– November 2012|
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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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