Diamond Comic Distributor’s Top Ten January Sales

Marvel Comics takes January’s top publisher in dollars with a 34.30% retailer dollar share and a 36.69% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s top publisher in units shipped with a 38.94% dollar share and 33.80% retailer dollar share. Image Comics took third with a 9.48% dollar share and an 8.23% unit share. IDW Publishing with a 4.42% dollar share and a 3.51% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.50% dollar share and a 1.27% unit share.

Among January’s top ten comics, DC Entertainment had six comics. Marvel Comics had 3 comics. Image Comics had one comic place.

1. Doomsday Clock  #3 (Geoff Johns and Gary Frank)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Dark Nights: Metals #5 (Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Batman #38 (Tom King and Travis Moore’s “The Origin of Bruce Wayne”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Batman #39 (Tom King and Joëlle Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Walking Dead #175 (Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  Avengers #675 (Al Ewing, Mark Waid, Jim Zub, and Pepe Larraz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Batman: White Knight #4 (Sean Murphy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Amazing Spider-Man & Venom: Venom Inc. Omega #1 (Mike Costa, Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, and Gerardo Sandoval)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Batman and the Signal #1 (Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick, and Cully Hamner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Old Man Hawkeye #1 (Ethan Sacks and Marco Checchetto)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                              TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 36.36% 38.30%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 33.80% 38.94%
IMAGE COMICS 9.80% 10.12%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.54% 3.66%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.12% 2.25%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.10% 1.85%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.90% 2.04%
TITAN COMICS 1.15% 0.97%
VIZ MEDIA 1.15% 0.41%
ONI PRESS 1.00% 0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.81% 5.83%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
                                                                   JANUARY 2018 VS. DECEMBER 2017
COMICS 6.08% 7.60%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -6.09% -11.86%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 2.13% 5.79%
TOYS 5.72% 12.29%
                                                                   JANUARY 2018 VS. JANUARY 2017
COMICS -4.29% -11.40%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 3.96% 6.09%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -1.97% -10.26%
TOYS 24.19% 17.66%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 86 41 0 127
DC ENTERTAINMENT 89 28 0 117
IMAGE COMICS 62 18 0 80
IDW PUBLISHING 43 25 0 68
BOOM! STUDIOS 24 12 0 36
TITAN COMICS 18 10 3 31
DARK HORSE COMICS 10 14 0 24
VIZ MEDIA 0 18 0 18
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 13 3 0 16
ONI PRESS 5 4 0 9
OTHER NON-TOP 10 128 123 22 273
TOTAL 478 296 25 799

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS INVOICED

 

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 $4.99 NOV170212-M DC
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL #5 $3.99 OCT170206-M DC
3 BATMAN #38 $2.99 NOV170231-M DC
4 BATMAN #39 $2.99 NOV170233-M DC
5 THE WALKING DEAD #175 (MR) $3.99 NOV170604-M IMA
6 AVENGERS #675 $4.99 OCT170809-M MAR
7 BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4 $3.99 NOV170239-M DC
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM INC. OMEGA #1 $4.99 NOV170955-M MAR
9 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 $3.99 NOV170210-M DC
10 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 $3.99 NOV170921-M MAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 $4.99 NOV170212-M DC
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL #5 $3.99 OCT170206-M DC
3 AVENGERS #675 $4.99 OCT170809-M MAR
4 THE WALKING DEAD #175 (MR) $3.99 NOV170604-M IMA
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM INC. OMEGA #1 $4.99 NOV170955-M MAR
6 BATMAN #38 $2.99 NOV170231-M DC
7 BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #4 $3.99 NOV170239-M DC
8 BATMAN #39 $2.99 NOV170233-M DC
9 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 $3.99 NOV170210-M DC
10 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 $3.99 NOV170921-M MAR

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DRAGONBALL SUPER DRAGON STARS ACTION FIGURES DEC168933 BAN
2 ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: X-FORCE DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE FEB178707 MEZ
3 OVERWATCH: D.VA 20-INCH STATUE AUG178473 BLI
4 BORUTO -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS: NARUTO FIGURE MAY178022 BAN
5 MARVEL SELECT: THOR RAGNAROK: GLADIATOR HULK FIGURE JUL172803 DST
6 POP! DRAGON BALL SUPER: GOTENKS VINYL FIGURE AUG178958 FUN
7 MARVEL SELECT: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: DRAX & BABY GROOT ACTION FIGURE JAN172662 DST
8 DRAGONBALL Z MANGA DIMENSIONS: VEGITO FIGURE JAN178995 BAN
9 OVERWATCH: TRACER FIGMA MAY178050 GOO
10 MARVEL SELECT: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: STAR-LORD & ROCKET FIGURE JAN172663 DST

The site’s personal favorites from the list are Gotenks, the D.Va statue, and Drax and Groot.

 

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Christina Williams

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I'm Christina. I'm 22, and I read comics often as well as draw. What draws me in to a comic most is the art and plot.
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I'm Christina. I'm 22, and I read comics often as well as draw. What draws me in to a comic most is the art and plot.

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