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“Star Wars” Tops April Sales Chart, DC’s “Convergence” Dominates Top Ten

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“Star Wars” Tops April Sales Chart, DC’s “Convergence” Dominates Top Ten

After debuting in the top spot on Diamond Comic Distributor’s sales charts in January, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday’s “Star Wars” returns to the #1 position with April’s Issue #4.

As a whole, Marvel’s Star Wars comics are what kept the publisher in the Top Ten for the month, with “Darth Vader,” Princess Leia” and the debuting “Kanan: The Last Padawan” ranking in the #5, 10 and 8 slots respectively.

Meanwhile, DC Comics’ “Convergence” event launched strong, with the miniseries’ Issues #0-4 all filling Top Ten positions. “Batman” maintained its bestseller status, ranking as the #4 seller overall.

Monthly comics were up from March 2015, but down from April 2014; graphic novel sales were level month-to-month, and up form the same period last year.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

34.15%

36.33%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

30.91%

33.90%

IMAGE COMICS

10.23%

11.18%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.00%

4.78%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.65%

2.92%

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

2.17%

1.98%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.05%

1.78%

TITAN PUBLISHING

0.95%

0.90%

AVATAR PRESS

0.94%

0.73%

ONI PRESS

0.89%

0.54%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.05%

4.97%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

APRIL 2015 VS. MARCH 2014

COMICS

32.70%

27.45%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

41.29%

41.25%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

35.22%

28.45%

APRIL 2015 VS. APRIL 2014

COMICS

19.75%

22.50%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

13.45%

10.03%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

17.75%

21.40%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

15.58%

16.22%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

4.37%

-3.63%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

12.00%

14.47%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

STAR WARS #4

$3.99

FEB150684-M

MAR

2

CONVERGENCE #0 [*]

$4.99

JAN150218-M

DC

3

CONVERGENCE #1 [*]

$4.99

FEB150137-M

DC

4

BATMAN #40

$4.99

JAN150306-M

DC

5

DARTH VADER #4

$3.99

FEB150682-M

MAR

6

CONVERGENCE #2 [*]

$3.99

FEB150142-M

DC

7

CONVERGENCE #3 [*]

$3.99

FEB150146-M

DC

8

KANAN: THE LAST PADAWAN #1

$3.99

FEB150675-M

MAR

9

CONVERGENCE #4 [*]

$3.99

FEB150150-M

DC

10

PRINCESS LEIA #3

$3.99

FEB150680-M

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 23 TP

$14.99

FEB150545

IMA

2

AVENGERS: RAGE OF ULTRON HC

$24.99

DEC140948

MAR

3

FABLES VOLUME 21: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TP (MR)

$17.99

JAN150397

DC

4

BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY TP (N52)

$16.99

JAN150363

DC

5

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644

IMA

6

JUPITER’S LEGACY VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB150526

IMA

7

HARLEY QUINN VOL. 1: HOT IN THE CITY TP (N52)

$16.99

JAN150369

DC

8

BATMAN VOLUME 6: THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT HC (N52)

$24.99

DEC140379

DC

9

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$14.99

NOV128157

IMA

10

LUMBERJANES VOLUME 1 TP

$14.99

FEB151172

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