(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 12, 2019) — Felicia Hardy, jewel thief and long-time Spider-Man foe, starred in her first ongoing series and the best-selling comic book of June 2019, Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman's Black Cat #1 from Marvel Comics, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was June's top publisher with a 43.38% dollar share and a 48.93% unit share. In second, DC had a 26.71% dollar share and a 26.44% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month at 7.58% in dollars and 8.01% in units, followed by Dark Horse Comics at 3.23% in dollars and 2.16% in units, IDW Publishing at 3.08% in dollars and 2.83% in units, BOOM! Studios at 2.43% in dollars and 2.31% in units, and Dynamite Entertainment at 2.15% in dollars and 2.02% in units.
Marvel Comics had four books in the top ten. In addition to Black Cat #1, Donny Cates and Tradd Moore's Silver Surfer: Black #1 ranked #3, Amazing Spider-Man #24 ranked #6, and The Immortal Hulk #19 ranked #7. DC had five titles in the top ten: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Stefano Guadiano's DCeased #2 ranked #2; Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned #3 ranked #4; The Batman Who Laughs #6 ranked #5; Batman #73 ranked #9; and Batman #72 ranked #10. Image Comics' The Walking Dead #192, the penultimate issue of Robert Kirkman's long-running zombie series, ranked #8. Among the premier publishers, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for June at 61; BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 ranked #85; Stranger Things: Six #2, a prequel to the Netflix series, was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #110; and Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1, telling the origin of the sword-and-sorcery character, was their top book at #125.
Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans' Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker from Image Comics, the first volume of their modern fantasy series about adults facing the same monstrous evil they faced as teenaged role-players, was June's best-selling graphic novel. DC had five titles in the top ten: the Detective Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition ranked #2; the DC Poster Portfolio: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, a collection of his covers for DC, ranked #3; DC Super-Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis ranked #4; Teen Titans: Raven, the original graphic novel from the DC Ink imprint, ranked #7; and Batman/The Flash: The Button, a softcover edition of the best-selling storyline, ranked #8.
UDON Entertainment's Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works, an artbook that looks at the Capcom video game, was June's best-selling book and one of the four UDON books among the top ten. Also in the top ten, BOOM! Studios' Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, the novelization of the beloved film, ranked #10.
Funko's POP! DC Heroes: Harley Quinn with Boombox Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was June's best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had two items in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Carnage Comic PVC Figure ranked #2 and the Marvel Gallery: Avengers Endgame: Hulkbuster Deluxe PVC Figure ranked #4. DC Collectibles also had two products in the top ten: the DC Designer Series: Supergirl by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau Statue ranked #8 and the Batman Animated Series: Batcycle & Figure Set ranked #10.
Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set was June's best-selling game product and one of the six products from Paizo in the top ten. Green Ronin Publishing's Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting rulebook placed in the top ten for the third consecutive month and the fourth time in the past six months, ranking #2 for the month.
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
|JUNE 2019 VS. MAY 2019|
|JUNE 2019 VS. JUNE 2018|
|YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018|
|SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2019|
|SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2018|
NEW TITLES SHIPPED
|DARK HORSE COMICS||19||22||0||41|
|OTHER NON-TOP 10||121||184||18||323|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|1||BLACK CAT #1||$4.99||APR190773-M||MAR|
|3||SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1||$3.99||APR190783-M||MAR|
|4||BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR)||$6.99||MAR190493-M||DC|
|5||THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6||$4.99||APR190454-M||DC|
|6||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24||$3.99||APR190824-M||MAR|
|7||THE IMMORTAL HULK #19||$3.99||APR190792-M||MAR|
|8||THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)||$3.99||APR190202-M||IMA|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||BLACK CAT #1||$4.99||APR190773-M||MAR|
|2||BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR)||$6.99||MAR190493-M||DC|
|3||SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 (MR) [*]||$7.99||APR190432-M||DC|
|5||SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1||$3.99||APR190783-M||MAR|
|6||THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6||$4.99||APR190454-M||DC|
|7||WAR OF THE REALMS #6||$5.99||APR190726-M||MAR|
|8||THE IMMORTAL HULK #19||$3.99||APR190792-M||MAR|
|9||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24||$3.99||APR190824-M||MAR|
|10||THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)||$3.99||APR190202-M||IMA|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|1||DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)||$9.99||MAR190080||IMA|
|2||DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC||$19.99||MAR190576||DC|
|3||DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU TP||$24.99||OCT180551||DC|
|4||DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP||$9.99||JUN180439||DC|
|5||DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP||$15.99||FEB192149||TOK|
|6||DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 1 TP||$15.99||JAN192254||TOK|
|7||TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP (DC INK)||$16.99||FEB190469||DC|
|8||BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP||$14.99||MAR190568-M||DC|
|9||MIRACULOUS TALES: LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON 2 VOL. 4 TP||$8.99||SEP181357||ACT|
|10||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 19 GN||$9.99||APR192159||VIZ|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS: 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC||$150.00||NOV180548||DC|
|2||DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU TP||$24.99||OCT180551||DC|
|3||BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC||$75.00||NOV180534||DC|
|4||DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC||$19.99||MAR190576||DC|
|5||BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 7 HC||$125.00||OCT180558||DC|
|6||DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP||$15.99||FEB192149||TOK|
|7||MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 HC||$75.00||DEC181027-M||MAR|
|8||BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC (MR)||$49.99||FEB190389||DAR|
|9||DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)||$9.99||MAR190080||IMA|
|10||HULK BY LOEB & MCGUINNESS OMNIBUS HC||$100.00||DEC181029||MAR|
TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|1||MEGA MAN ZERO: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC||$44.99||APR192142||UDO|
|2||THE ART OF DARKSIDERS HC||$49.99||FEB192162||UDO|
|3||ROLLED AND TOLD VOL. 1 HC||$39.99||APR191818||LIO|
|4||THE ART OF DARKSIDERS II HC||$49.99||MAR192161||UDO|
|5||THE ART OF DARKSIDERS III HC||$49.99||DEC188955||UDO|
|6||PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL III: A-J||$29.95||STAR00178||GEM|
|7||PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL 3 & 4 SET||$50.00||STAR18847||GEM|
|8||NEIL GAIMAN: THE SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE SC||$9.99||JAN198509||HAR|
|9||THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS HC||$20.00||JAN192102||TAS|
|10||JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL SC||$14.99||FEB191275||BOO|
TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE||AUG188545||FUN|
|2||MARVEL GALLERY: CARNAGE COMIC PVC FIGURE||JAN192550||DST|
|3||X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES||NOV188066||HAS|
|4||MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME: HULKBUSTER PVC FIGURE||JAN192549||DST|
|5||CAPTAIN MARVEL LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES||JUL188377||HAS|
|6||SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES||MAY198658||HAS|
|7||ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: GHOSTBUSTERS DELUXE 4-PIECE FIGURE SET||FEB188377||MEZ|
|8||DC DESIGNER SERIES: SUPERGIRL BY STANLEY LAU STATUE||NOV180595||DC|
|9||ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC SOVEREIGN KNIGHT BATMAN FIGURE||MAR188642||MEZ|
|10||BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: BATCYCLE & FIGURE SET||JAN190709||DC|
TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME CORE SET||MAR198499||PAI|
|2||CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC||JUN173357||GRE|
|3||MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER AND THE ILLUMINATI BOOSTER BRICK||FEB193072||NEC|
|4||STARFINDER RPG: BEGINNER BOX||FEB193069||PAI|
|5||PATHFINDER RPG: OCCULT ADVENTURES POCKET EDITION||MAR193051||PAI|
|6||PATHFINDER ACG ADVENTURE PATH: CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONE||MAR198498||PAI|
|7||STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC||JUN173371||PAI|
|8||PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE WILDERNESS POCKET EDITION||MAR193052||PAI|
|9||THE EXPANSE RPG HC||NOV182869||GRE|
|10||MARVEL HEROCLIX: WOLVERINE VS. CYCLOPS REGENESIS||DEC188863||NEC|
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