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DC Comics’ Rebirth Dominates August’s Direct Market Sales

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DC Comics’ Rebirth Dominates August’s Direct Market Sales

Thanks to continued interest in Rebirth, DC Comics maintained its position as the top publisher in August, improving on its impressive July showing. Cumulatively, it was the largest month ever for the Direct Market, with combined sales topping 10M units for the first time since Diamond began releasing data in 1998.

DC titles accounted for nine of the top ten best-selling comics for the month, with “Harley Quinn” #1 topping the charts as the best-selling issue. “All-Star Batman” landed at #2, while “Suicide Squad” #1 and “Suicide Squad: Rebirth” #1 were at #3 and #5, respectively. Slots #6-10 were filled, in order, by “Batman” #4 and #5, “Justice League” #2, “Harley Quinn” #2 and “Supergirl: Rebirth” #1.

Marvel Comics’ sole Top Ten series was “Amazing Spider-Man” #16, which charted at #4.

“Star Wars: Darth Vader” vol. 3 was the best-selling trade paperback/graphic novel of the month, with the special edition hardcover reprint of “Batman: The Killing Joke” at #2

DC Comics’ Direct Market shares rose to 39.27% in dollar shares, and 44.59% unit shares. Marvel dipped to 30.78% in dollars, and 32.11% in units. Image was third, making up 7.66% of the market in dollars, and 7.78% in units.

Monthly comics sales were up significantly from July, and saw a dramatic increase over August 2015, increasing 11.58% in dollars and 11.02% in units over the same period last year.

dollar-share

unit-share

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

DC ENTERTAINMENT

39.27%

44.59%

MARVEL COMICS

30.78%

32.11%

IMAGE COMICS

7.66%

7.78%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.92%

3.53%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.08%

2.28%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.98%

1.57%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.57%

1.14%

TITAN COMICS

1.19%

1.09%

VIZ MEDIA

1.14%

0.41%

ONI PRESS

0.83%

0.55%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.58%

4.94%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARS

UNITS

AUGUST 2016 VS. JULY 2016

COMICS

13.30%

8.28%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

16.50%

19.21%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.13%

8.95%

AUGUST 2016 VS. AUGUST 2015

COMICS

44.58%

44.02%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.53%

7.15%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

31.62%

40.77%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2016 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2015

COMICS

2.66%

0.06%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

2.81%

1.10%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.71%

0.14%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

HARLEY QUINN #1 [*]

$2.99

JUN160218-M

DC

2

ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 [*]

$4.99

JUN160203-M

DC

3

SUICIDE SQUAD #1 [*]

$2.99

JUN160230-M

DC

4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16

$3.99

JUN160844-M

MAR

5

SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

JUN160228-M

DC

6

BATMAN #4 [*]

$2.99

JUN160242-M

DC

7

BATMAN #5 [*]

$2.99

JUN160244-M

DC

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 [*]

$2.99

JUN160266-M

DC

9

HARLEY QUINN #2 [*]

$2.99

JUN160220-M

DC

10

SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

JUN160226-M

DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL. 3: THE SHU TORUN WAR TP

$16.99

MAY160924

MAR

2

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC

$17.99

NOV070226

DC

3

BLACK PANTHER BOOK 1: NATION UNDER OUR FEET TP

$16.99

JUN160956

MAR

4

SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL VOL. 1: ISN’T IT BROMANTIC TP

$17.99

MAY160926

MAR

5

STAR WARS VOLUME 3: REBEL JAIL TP

$19.99

MAY160922

MAR

6

BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC

$24.99

APR160380

DC

7

SAGA VOLUME 6 TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR160684

IMA

8

TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE VOLUME 2 HC

$22.99

APR160323

DC

9

HARLEY QUINN BOOK AND MASK SET

$34.99

APR160377

DC

10

HARLEY QUINN & THE SUICIDE SQUAD: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP

$15.99

MAY160307

DC

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