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“Batman,” “Harley Quinn” Take Top Two Slots on November Sales Charts

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“Batman” #25 took the top slot in Diamond Distributors’ November’s sales charts, as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s latest “Zero Year” installment kept DC Comics competitive with Marvel as the two companies continue to wrestle for the top publisher position.

“Harley Quinn” #0 checked in at the number two slot, with “Superman Unchained” #4, “Forever Evil” #3 and “Batman/Superman” #5 also landing in the top ten. Marvel took the other five positions thanks to “Amazing X-Men” #1 — its highest charting title of the month at slot number three — followed by “Infinity” #6, All-New X-Men” #18 and “Superior Spider-Man” #21 and 22.

Overall, Marvel edged DC out in Dollar Share, 29.97% to 29.24%, and in Units Share 33.65% to DC’s 31.90%. Image was the third place publisher with 8.67% and 9.77%, slipping slightly as “The Walking Dad” left its top-of-the-charts position from October. IDW Publishing and Dark Horse Comics were the number 4 and 5 publishers for November.

Overall, the industry saw a fairly steep drop from November 2012’s numbers, with dollars dipping by 18.80% and units by 18.95%. This is to be expected, however, as this time last year saw Marvel launch its first round of Marvel NOW! titles.

Check out the charts and graphs below and come back next week for John Mayo’s look at the Top 300 and in-depth analysis.



TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
PUBLISHER DOLLARSHARE UNITSHARE
MARVEL COMICS 29.97% 33.65%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 29.24% 31.90%
IMAGE COMICS 8.67% 9.77%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.68% 6.26%
DARK HORSE COMICS 6.11% 4.91%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 3.20% 3.00%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.90% 1.92%
EAGLEMOSS COLLECTIONS 1.86% 0.44%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 1.58% 1.74%
VIZ MEDIA 1.19% 0.42%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 9.59% 5.99%
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
DOLLARS UNITS
NOVEMBER 2013 VS. OCTOBER 2013
COMICS -18.80% -18.95%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -9.72% -14.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -16.07% -18.65%
NOVEMBER 2013 VS. NOVEMBER 2012
COMICS -1.21% -8.43%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 14.59% 11.44%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 3.39% -7.12%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS 11.09% 7.69%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 5.55% 3.92%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 9.33% 7.39%
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #25 $4.99 SEP130143-M DC
2 HARLEY QUINN #0 $2.99 SEP130227-M DC
3 AMAZING X-MEN #1 $3.99 SEP130740-M MAR
4 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #4 $3.99 AUG130213-M DC
5 FOREVER EVIL #3 $3.99 SEP130164-M DC
6 INFINITY #6 $5.99 SEP130661-M MAR
7 ALL-NEW X-MEN #18 $3.99 SEP130749-M MAR
8 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22 $3.99 SEP130697-M MAR
9 BATMAN/SUPERMAN #5 $3.99 SEP130223-M DC
10 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99 SEP130696 MAR
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19: MARCH TO WAR TP $14.99 SEP130566 IMA
2 YU-GI-OH! 5DS VOLUME 5 GN $9.99 SEP131376 VIZ
3 FAIREST IN ALL THE LAND HC (MR) $22.99 JUL130257 DC
4 BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP (N52) $19.99 AUG130291 DC
5 THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME 3 TP $14.99 MAY130427 IMA
6 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 HC $19.99 JUL130242 DC
7 NOWHERE MEN VOLUME 1: FATES WORSE THAN DEATH TP $9.99 MAY130486 IMA
8 BATMAN IN DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2: SCARE TACTICS (N52) $16.99 AUG130290 DC
9 S.H.I.E.L.D. ORIGINS TP $7.99 SEP130732 MAR
10 HAWKEYE VOLUME 1 HC $34.99 JUN130677 MAR