"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.