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DC Comics Sales Top Marvel in July Thanks to Rebirth’s Strong Performance

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DC Comics Sales Top Marvel in July Thanks to Rebirth’s Strong Performance

Powered by its Rebirth initiative, DC Comics surged in July; the publisher’s sales topped Marvel, making it the #1 company for the month.

DC titles accounted for eight of the top ten best-selling comics for July, with “Justice League” #1 leading the way at #1. “Justice League: Rebirth” ranked #2, “Batman” took positions 3 and 4, “Nightwing: Rebirth” was #5, “New Super-Man” #1 ranked #8, “Nightwing” #1 raked #9 and “Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps” #1 was #10.

“Civil War II” #3 (ranked #4) and #4 (ranked #7) were Marvel’s sole Top Ten releases.

Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda’s “Monstress: Vol. 1” was the best-selling graphic novel for July. DC’s “Harley Quinn’s Greatest Hits” was #2.

DC Comics’ Direct Market shares rose to 35.36% in dollar shares, and 40.96% unit shares. marvel dipped to 34.20% in dollars, and 35.69% in units. Image was once again third, making up 8.15% of the market in dollars, and 7.56% in units.

Monthly comics sales were up down slightly from June, and saw a modest increase over July 2015.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

DC ENTERTAINMENT

35.36%

40.96%

MARVEL COMICS

34.20%

35.69%

IMAGE COMICS

8.15%

7.56%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.49%

3.00%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.83%

1.98%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.05%

1.68%

ARCHIE COMICS

1.36%

1.26%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

1.06%

1.03%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.19%

0.95%

ONI PRESS INC.

1.14%

0.84%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.18%

5.06%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2016 VS. JUNE 2016

COMICS

-8.15%

-3.24%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-26.54%

-35.83%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-13.77%

-6.16%

JULY 2016 VS. JULY 2015

COMICS

4.32%

12.01%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-19.12%

-28.26%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.01%

8.28%

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

COMICS

-2.59%

-5.39%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

2.42%

0.26%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-1.08%

-4.94%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160206-M

DC

2

JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160204-M

DC

3

BATMAN #2 [*]

$2.99

MAY160234-M

DC

4

CIVIL WAR II #3

$4.99

APR160862-M

MAR

5

BATMAN #3 [*]

$2.99

MAY160236-M

DC

6

NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160216-M

DC

7

CIVIL WAR II #4

$4.99

MAY160747-M

MAR

8

NEW SUPER MAN #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160224-M

DC

9

NIGHTWING #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160218-M

DC

10

HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

MAY160208-M

DC

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