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Diamond Announces Top Products for September 2010

Marvel Comics' Wolverine Faced Death Itself In Wolverine #1, September's Best-Selling Comic

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 7, 2010) — Jason Aaron and Renato Gates launched a new ongoing series and sent Marvel Comics' popular X-Men character Wolverine on his greatest challenge yet — the near-immortal mutant confronted death — as they gave Marvel Comics the best-selling comic book in September with Wolverine #1.

Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in both Retail Dollar and Unit Market Shares based on total sales of comics, graphic novels, and magazines to comic book specialty stores, with a dollar share of 39.33% and a unit share of 44.20% in August.

Wolverine and Hawkeye's cross-country journey through a post-apocalyptic America gave Marvel Comics the best-selling graphic novel in September with the softcover edition of Wolverine: Old Man Logan, the collection of the story arc from writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven.

DC Direct's partnership with Blizzard Entertainment gave the manufacturer the best-selling toy product to comics specialty retailers for the month with the World of WarCraft Series 6 action figures, based on the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

NECA/WizKids continued their best-selling HeroClix miniatures game line in September with the Marvel HeroClix: The Web of Spider-Man series, featuring all-new characters from the Spider-Man comics, giving the manufacturer the best-selling Games product to comics specialty retailers in September.

TOP COMIC BOOK AND GRAPHIC NOVEL PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 39.33% 44.20%
DC COMICS 25.56% 29.85%
DARK HORSE COMICS 6.06% 4.73%
IMAGE COMICS 5.68% 4.60%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.59% 4.26%
DYNAMITE ENTERAINMENT 2.85% 2.83%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.96% 1.83%
VIZ MEDIA 1.09% 0.53%
ONI PRESS 0.98% 0.42%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 0.86% 0.21%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 11.04% 6.54%

 

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM
CODE
VENDOR
1 WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 JUL100634-M MAR
2 BRIGHTEST DAY #9 $2.99 JUL100110-M DC
3 BRIGHTEST DAY #10 $2.99 JUL100112-M DC
4 GREEN LANTERN #57 $2.99 JUN100132-M DC
5 BATMAN AND ROBIN #14 $2.99 MAY100133-M DC
6 AVENGERS #5 $3.99 JUL100543-M MAR
7 NEW AVENGERS #4 $3.99 JUL100551-M MAR
8 BATMAN #703 $2.99 JUL100138-M DC
9 SECRET AVENGERS #5 $3.99 JUL100546-M MAR
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #641 $3.99 JUN100542-M MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN TP $29.99 JUL100692-M MAR
2 DR. HORRIBLE TP $9.99 MAY100031 DAR
3 INVINCIBLE VOLUME 13: GROWING PAINS TP $16.99 JUN100417 IMA
4 THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS HC $17.99 JUL100069 DAR
5 SCOTT PILGRIM'S PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE GN (VOLUME 1) $11.99 FEB108442-M ONI
6 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
7 EMPOWERED VOLUME 6 TP (MR) $15.99 MAY100032 DAR
8 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 12: LIFE AMONG THEM TP $14.99 APR100438 IMA
9 AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOLUME 1 HC (MR) $24.99 MAY100262 DC
10 STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: HERO OF THE CONFEDERACY GN $7.99 MAY100057 DAR

 

TOP 10 TOYS & STATUES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES DEC090328 DC
2 MARVEL SELECT: SPIDER-MAN ACTION FIGURE JUL091428 DST
3 IRON MAN: WAR MACHINE ARMOR STATUE APR101547 BOW
4 MARVEL SELECT: CAPTAIN AMERICA ACTION FIGURE MAY083509 DST
5 MARVEL SELECT: WOLVERINE ACTION FIGURE NOV083698 DST
6 MARVEL MASTERWORKS: GALACTUS 19-INCH ACTION FIGURE JUL101649 KEN
7 PSYLOCKE STATUE DEC098059 BOW
8 MARVEL SELECT: THOR ACTION FIGURE OCT073173 DST
9 FALL OF THE HULKS: HULK FINE ART STATUE APR101559 KOT
10 IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MARK VI FINE ART STATUE MAR101570 KOT

 

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL HEROCLIX: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN BOOSTER PACKS JUN101864 NEC
2 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: SCARS OF MIRRODIN BOOSTERS AUG101862 WIZ
3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: SCARS OF MIRRODIN FAT PACK AUG101864 WIZ
4 WATCHMEN HEROCLIX COLLECTOR'S BOX SET APR101759 NEC
5 LEGO HARRY POTTER GAME JAN108023 LEG
6 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2011 CORE SET BOOSTER PACKS MAY101847 WIZ
7 LEGO RAMSES PYRAMID GAME JAN108030 LEG
8 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: SCARS OF MIRRODIN INTRO DECKS AUG101863 WIZ
9 MARVEL HEROCLIX: WEB OF SPIDER-MAN OP KIT JUN101865 NEC
10 LEGO MINOTAURUS GAME JAN108026 LEG

Dollar Market Shares for September

Dollar Market Share – September 2010

Unit Market Shares for September

Unit Market Share– September 2010

 

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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.

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