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DC Dominates February Top Ten, Marvel Leads in Overall Dollars/Units

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DC Dominates February Top Ten, Marvel Leads in Overall Dollars/Units

Diamond Comic Distributors has released sales numbers for February 2012, with Marvel Comics ahead of the pack in both dollar and unit share. Although Marvel has both dollars and units locked up for February with a 35.92% and 38.61% share respectively, DC Comics swept the top ten single issues for the second month in a row with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s “Justice League” #6 at the top. “Justice League” continues its incredible run as the top selling issue each month it’s had a new installment since the premiere of the New 52 in August 2011. Bat-books once again comprised the bulk of the top ten issues sold with #6 issues of “Batman,” “Detective Comics,” “Batman: The Dark Knight” and “Batman And Robin” all breaking the top ten. Fan-favorite title “Aquaman” jumped to the ninth spot this month, trading places with “Batman and Robin.”

Batman also dominated the top ten graphic novels and trade paperbacks, performing very well for DC with “Batman: Gates of Gotham” in the top spot and “Batman: Time and the Batman,” “Batman: The Black Mirror” and “Batman vs. Bane” filling out the middle of the chart. Along with “American Vampire” Volume 3, DC’s accounted for five of the top ten graphic novels sold, pushing trade paperbacks of “The Walking Dead” down to eighth and ninth. Marvel nabbed second and third with “Fantastic Four Season One” and “Uncanny X-Force” Volume 2. IDW cracked the top ten with the inaugural volume of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Overall, sales were up from January in both dollars and units across the board by 11.03% in dollars and 8.55% in units, while sales greatly increased from February 2011, showing a 20.11% increase in dollars and an 18.97% increase in units.

Check out the sales charts below and stay tuned to CBR News for more in-depth analysis of Diamond’s February 2012 sales numbers.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
PUBLISHER DOLLAR SHARE UNIT SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 35.92% 38.61%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 29.47% 35.26%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.66% 5.62%
IMAGE COMICS 5.53% 4.88%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.98% 4.06%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 4.20% 3.82%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.61% 1.40%
VIZ MEDIA 1.10% 0.49%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.08% 0.25%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 1.03% 1.11%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.43% 4.50%
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
DOLLARS UNITS
FEBRUARY 2012 VS. JANUARY 2012
COMICS 10.84% 8.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 11.45% 11.07%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 11.03% 8.55%
FEBRUARY 2012 VS. FEBRUARY 2011
COMICS 22.26% 19.63%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 15.65% 11.24%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 20.11% 18.97%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2011 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2010
COMICS 26.71% 25.94%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.93% 9.90%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 23.49% 24.61%
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $3.99 DEC110188 DC
2 BATMAN #6 $2.99 DEC110217 DC
3 ACTION COMICS #6 $3.99 DEC110209 DC
4 DETECTIVE COMICS #6 $2.99 DEC110222 DC
5 GREEN LANTERN #6 $2.99 DEC110239 DC
6 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 $2.99 DEC110224 DC
7 SUPERMAN #6 $2.99 DEC110213 DC
8 FLASH #6 $2.99 DEC110197 DC
9 AQUAMAN #6 $2.99 DEC110193 DC
10 BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 [*] $2.99 DEC110227 DC
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM TP $14.99 NOV110194 DC
2 FANTASTIC FOUR SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC $24.99 NOV110658 MAR
3 UNCANNY X-FORCE: VOL. 2 DEATHLOK NATION TP $15.99 DEC110743 MAR
4 AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOLUME 3 HC (MR) $24.99 OCT110282 DC
5 BATMAN: TIME AND THE BATMAN TP $14.99 NOV110198 DC
6 BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR HC $29.99 JUL110249 DC
7 BATMAN VS. BANE TP $12.99 NOV110193 DC
8 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 15 TP (MR) $14.99 OCT110502 IMA
9 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
10 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VOL. 1 TP $17.99 DEC110372 IDW
TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 105.38 DEC110188-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $3.99 DC
2 3 100.00 DEC110217-M BATMAN #6 $2.99 DC
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4 4 73.50 DEC110222-M DETECTIVE COMICS #6 $2.99 DC
5 5 73.24 DEC110239-M GREEN LANTERN #6 $2.99 DC
6 8 60.05 DEC110224-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 $2.99 DC
7 16 54.21 DEC110213-M SUPERMAN #6 $2.99 DC
8 20 52.98 DEC110197-M FLASH #6 $2.99 DC
9 23 49.39 DEC110193-M AQUAMAN #6 $2.99 DC
10 13 49.12 DEC110227 BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
11 6 46.58 DEC110669 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
12 7 46.08 DEC110670 UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
13 9 43.43 DEC110665 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
14 10 43.08 DEC110666 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
15 28 42.18 DEC110195-M WONDER WOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
16 11 42.12 DEC110610-M NEW AVENGERS #21 $3.99 MAR
17 12 41.83 DEC110616-M AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 $3.99 MAR
18 29 41.35 DEC110267-M TEEN TITANS #6 $2.99 DC
19 15 41.01 DEC110604 AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
20 14 40.92 DEC110644 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679 $3.99 MAR
21 17 40.65 DEC110605 AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
22 18 40.38 DEC110646 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #680 $3.99 MAR
23 19 39.88 DEC110612 NEW AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
24 35 39.65 DEC110588-M WINTER SOLDIER #1 $2.99 MAR
25 21 39.43 DEC110672 UNCANNY X-FORCE #21 $3.99 MAR
26 36 39.41 DEC110645 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1 $2.99 MAR
27 37 39.17 DEC110243-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #6 $2.99 DC
28 22 38.66 DEC110673 UNCANNY X-FORCE #22 $3.99 MAR
29 40 38.32 DEC110229-M BATWOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
30 30 37.24 DEC110231 BATGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
31 31 37.16 DEC110234 NIGHTWING #6 [*] $2.99 DC
32 33 35.85 DEC110242 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
33 24 35.51 DEC110633-M AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
34 25 35.24 DEC110626 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
35 26 33.85 DEC110601 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $3.99 MAR
36 27 33.29 DEC110600 INCREDIBLE HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
37 51 33.02 DEC110652 FANTASTIC FOUR #603 $2.99 MAR
38 54 32.10 DEC110248-M SWAMP THING #6 $2.99 DC
39 55 32.04 DEC110592-M WINTER SOLDIER #2 $2.99 MAR
40 58 31.59 DEC110653-M FF #15 $2.99 MAR
41 32 30.62 DEC110613-M SECRET AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
42 49 30.44 DEC110245 RED LANTERNS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
43 34 29.94 DEC110667 WOLVERINE #301 $3.99 MAR
44 64 29.50 DEC110647 DAREDEVIL #9 $2.99 MAR
45 53 29.04 DEC110233 CATWOMAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
46 38 28.91 DEC110615 SECRET AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
47 39 28.73 DEC110684 X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
48 42 28.40 DEC110685 X-MEN #25 $3.99 MAR
49 66 28.38 DEC110680 X-MEN LEGACY #262 $2.99 MAR
50 41 28.33 DEC110676-M DEADPOOL #50 $3.99 MAR
51 59 27.95 DEC110232 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
52 43 27.30 DEC110608 MIGHTY THOR #11 $3.99 MAR
53 60 27.13 DEC110216 SUPERGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
54 62 26.98 DEC110250 ANIMAL MAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
55 61 26.88 DEC110247 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6 [*] $2.99 DC
56 44 26.69 DEC110668 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #2 $3.99 MAR
57 45 26.36 DEC110630-M ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #7 $3.99 MAR
58 71 26.31 DEC110632 SCARLET SPIDER #2 $2.99 MAR
59 65 26.30 DEC110192 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
60 46 26.12 DEC110595-M DEFENDERS #3 $3.99 MAR
61 47 25.82 DEC110636-M VENOM #13 $3.99 MAR
62 48 25.49 DEC110607 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 $3.99 MAR
63 72 25.19 DEC110575 WALKING DEAD #94 (MR) $2.99 IMA
64 50 25.19 DEC110627-M ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
65 70 24.19 DEC110215 SUPERBOY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
66 56 23.99 DEC110629 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
67 57 23.74 DEC110688 ASTONISHING X-MEN #47 $3.99 MAR
68 75 23.26 DEC110053-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #6 $2.99 DAR
69 52 22.46 OCT110356 MAGIC THE GATHERING #1 $3.99 IDW
70 63 22.01 DEC110635 CARNAGE USA #3 $3.99 MAR
71 73 21.60 DEC110260 SUICIDE SQUAD #6 [*] $2.99 DC
72 80 21.42 DEC110640 VENOM #13.1 $2.99 MAR
73 79 21.37 DEC110679 DEADPOOL #51 $2.99 MAR
74 74 21.28 DEC110228 BIRDS OF PREY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
75 81 21.14 DEC110641 VENOM #13.2 $2.99 MAR
76 82 21.12 DEC110643 VENOM #13.4 $2.99 MAR
77 76 21.09 DEC110203 GREEN ARROW #6 [*] $2.99 DC
78 83 20.99 DEC110642 VENOM #13.3 $2.99 MAR
79 67 20.70 DEC110238 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1 $3.99 DC
80 84 20.45 DEC110609 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #627 $2.99 MAR
81 85 20.30 DEC110256-M STORMWATCH #6 $2.99 DC
82 89 19.01 DEC110599 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #9 $2.99 MAR
83 90 18.99 DEC110598 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #8 $2.99 MAR
84 91 18.96 DEC110674 X-FACTOR #231 $2.99 MAR
85 92 18.82 DEC110675 X-FACTOR #232 $2.99 MAR
86 68 18.57 NOV110308 MAGIC THE GATHERING #2 $3.99 IDW
87 69 18.34 DEC110262 ALL STAR WESTERN #6 [*] $3.99 DC
88 98 18.11 DEC110686 NEW MUTANTS #37 $2.99 MAR
89 100 17.64 DEC110687 NEW MUTANTS #38 $2.99 MAR
90 103 17.51 DEC110648 PUNISHER #8 $2.99 MAR
91 105 17.38 DEC110606 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #634 $2.99 MAR
92 104 17.33 DEC110237 HUNTRESS #5 $2.99 DC
93 77 17.12 DEC110649 MOON KNIGHT #10 $3.99 MAR
94 106 17.10 DEC110602 AVENGERS ACADEMY #25 $2.99 MAR
95 107 16.93 DEC110655 HULK #48 $2.99 MAR
96 109 16.84 DEC110603 AVENGERS ACADEMY #26 $2.99 MAR
97 97 16.45 DEC110255 DEMON KNIGHTS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
98 96 16.41 DEC110274 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6 [*] $2.99 DC
99 88 16.01 DEC110047-M CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $3.50 DAR
100 95 15.81 DEC110551 FATALE #2 [*] (MR) $3.50 IMA

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