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Diamond Announces Top Products for April 2022

  • IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5 April's most-ordered comic book IDW: TMNT: The Last Ronin #1
  • Image Comics' The Ghost in You month's most ordered graphic novel

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 26, 2022) — IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #5, the final issue of Kevin Eastman's "future Turtles" storyline, was the best-selling comic book of April 2022 through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

APRIL'S COMIC BOOKS

Marvel Comics had two titles in April's top ten. Zeb Wells and John Romita, Jr.'s Amazing Spider-Man #1 ranked #2 for the month, and Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley's Hulk #6 ranked #3.

Image Comics had five titles in the top ten: Gunslinger Spawn #7 (ranked #4), Christian Ward and Patric Reynolds' Blood Stained Teeth #1 (#5), Saga #58 (#6), Spawn: The Scorched #4 (#7), and King Spawn #9 (#9).

BOOM! Studios rounded out the top ten with two titles: Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #8 (#8), and Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalletta's Alice Ever After #1 (#10).

Among the premier publishers, Dynamite Entertainment's Immortal Red Sonja #1 was their top book at #24; and Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's We Have Demons #2 was Dark Horse Comics' best-seller at #31.

APRIL'S GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Ghost in You, the fourth volume in Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' noir graphic novel series Reckless from Image Comics, was April's best-selling graphic novel through Diamond Comic Distributors.

Image Comics had two additional titles in the top ten: James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds' The Department of Truth Volume 3 (#4) and Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston's Decorum (#8).

BOOM! Studio's House of Slaughter Volume 1 by James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell'Edera ranked #2 for the month.

VIZ Media had four titles in the top ten, led by Chainsaw Man Volume 10 (#3).

Dynamite's Thunderous, an original graphic novel by M.L. Smoker, Natalie Peeterse, and Dale Deforest, ranked #5.

Also in the top ten, UDON Entertainment's The Rose of Versailles Volume 5 ranked #10..

APRIL'S TOYS & GAMES

Funko's POP! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael (with Black & White Chase) Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive figure that features a cel-shaded design that mimics the original comics, topped the toys best-seller chart in April after ranking #4 in March.

Three addditional PREVIEWS exclusive figures from Funko placed in April's top ten: the POP! Marvel: Spider-Man Japanese TV Vinyl Figure (#2), the POP! The Simpsons: Alien Mr. Burns Vinyl Figure (#3), and the POP! Marvel: Galactus with the Silver Surfer Blacklight Jumbo 10-Inch Vinyl Figure (#7).

Mondo Toys' PREVIEWS exclusive X-Men: Animated Wolverine 1/6-Scale Figure ranked #4.

1000 Toys and threezero also had PREVIEWS exclusive products in the top ten.

Diamond Select Toys' best-selling product of April, the Marvel Gallery: PlayStation 5 Miles Morales PVC Statue ranked #9.

Marvle Comics' Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Playtext Rulebook, a brand-new table-top role-playing game written and illustrated by top Marvel writers and artists, was April's best-selling game product.

Other publishers in the top ten include Green Ronin Publishing, Konami Digital Entertainment, Paizo Publishing, Wizards of the Coast, and Yen Press.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #5 [*] $8.99 DEC210503-M IDW PUBLISHING
2 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 FEB220786-M MARVEL COMICS
3 HULK #6 $3.99 FEB220820-M MARVEL COMICS
4 GUNSLINGER SPAWN #7 $2.99 FEB220210-M IMAGE COMICS
5 BLOOD STAINED TEETH #1 (MR) $3.99 FEB220029-M IMAGE COMICS
6 SAGA #58 (MR) $2.99 FEB220248 IMAGE COMICS
7 SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #4 $2.99 JAN220297-M IMAGE COMICS
8 BRZRKR #8 (MR) [*] $3.99 JAN220777-M BOOM! STUDIOS
9 KING SPAWN #9 $2.99 FEB220222-M IMAGE COMICS
10 ALICEEVER AFTER #1 [*] $3.99 FEB220692-M BOOM! STUDIOS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE GHOST IN YOU: A RECKLESS BOOK HC (MR) $24.99 JAN220129 IMAGE COMICS
2 HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER VOLUME 1 (DISCOVER NOW EDITION) TP $14.99 DEC210806 BOOM! STUDIOS
3 CHAINSAW MAN VOLUME 10 GN (MR) $9.99 FEB221851 VIZ MEDIA
4 DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL. 3 TP (MR) $16.99 FEB220122 IMAGE COMICS
5 THUNDEROUS SC $16.99 FEB220581 DYNAMITE
6 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 15 GN $9.99 FEB221853 VIZ MEDIA
7 KAIJU NO. 8 VOLUME 2 GN $9.99 FEB221852 VIZ MEDIA
8 DECORUM HC (MR) $39.99 FEB210108-M IMAGE COMICS
9 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 0 GN $9.99 NOV201767 VIZ MEDIA
10 THE ROSE OFVERSAILLESVOLUME 5 GN $29.99 JAN211751 UDON ENTERTAINMENT

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL VINYL FIGURE $13.99 MAR218993 FUNKO
2 POP! MARVEL: SPIDER-MAN JAPANESE TV SERIES VINYL FIGURE $14.99 JAN219199 FUNKO
3 POP! THE SIMPSONS: ALIEN MR. BURNS VINYL FIGURE $14.99 JAN218320 FUNKO
4 X-MEN! ANIMATED WOLVERINE 1/6-SCALE FIGURE $156.00 DEC219169 MONDOTEES
5 YOROIDEN SAMURAI TROOPERS: CHODANKADO ROWEN OF STRATA FIGURE $96.43 FEB212264 1000 TOYS
6 TOA HEAVY INDUSTRIES: SYNTHETIC HUMAN 1/12-SCALE FIGURE $65.00 JAN188103 1000 TOYS
7 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: LORD DRAKKON 1/6-SCALE FIGURE $96.49 JUN218916 THREEZERO
8 POP! MARVEL: GALACTUS WITH SILVER SURFER BLACKLIGHT JUMBO FIGURE $45.99 JAN219197 FUNKO
9 MARVEL GALLERY: PLAYSTATION 5 MILES MORALES PVC STATUE $49.99 JUN212283 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10 MARVEL LEGENDS: THE HULK 20TH-ANNIVERSARY 6-INCH SCALE FIGURE $124.00 NOV218762 HASBRO TOY GROUP

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL MULTIVERSE RPG PLAYTEST RULEBOOK TP $9.99 DEC211091-M MARVEL COMICS
2 THE EXPANSE RPG HC $49.95 NOV182869 GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING
3 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: CRITCAL ROLE: CALL OF THE NETHERDEEP HC $49.95 AUG219040 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4 YU-GI-OH! TCG STRUCTURE DECK: ABLAZ STRIKE $87.92 AUG219131 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5 KONOSUBA: GOD'S BLESSING ON THIS WONDERFUL WORLDTRPGSC $20.00 AUG212280 YEN PRESS
6 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: INNISTRADMIDNIGHTHUNT DRAFT BOOSTERS $86.23 JUN218234 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
7 YU-GI-OH! SPEED DUEL GXDUELACADEMY $29.99 JUL218139 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
8 PATHFINDER RPG: BOOK OF THE DEAD HC $49.99 JAN222627 PAIZO PUBLISHING
9 D20 PLUSH DICE BAG: BLACK & RED $19.99 MAR218527 ULTRA PRO INTERNATIONAL
10 TOME OF BEASTS 2 HC $49.99 SEP202470 PAIZO PUBLISHING

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

Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located inNorth Americaand around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Ranking is calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, toys and games invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any products that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that products 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.

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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