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Detective Comics #1000 Sold Over a Half-Million Copies to Top March Sales

Below you'll find the sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for March, 2019. The sales numbers below are estimates based on the information provided by Diamond Comics Distributors earlier this month. Sales estimates for February, 2019 can be found here.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when reading this data. These numbers are just estimates for the sales through Diamond to direct market retailers. It does not include any sales outside of the Diamond channel such as newstands, book stores or overseas markets. Since the majority of habitual comic book readers are served through this sales channel, these numbers are a good indicator of the core sales trends at the retail level. While not all copies will sell to readers, each retailer is buying what they think they can sell so the trends at the retail level should be a close enough reflection of the sales trends at the reader level for the purposes of discussion.

The breakdowns are for just the top comics and top trades listed below. These are not the overall market share. I only deal with numbers that I can see and kick around in my ever evolving number crunching system. Sometimes the numbers get a bit battered and bruised in the process.

The estimated total sales for the top 300 comics was 6,003,499 comics which is up by 634,521 units from February and down by 75,036 units from March 2018. Marvel Comics had the largest percentage of the top 300 comics with 43.58% of the total units sold followed by DC Comics with 36.87%.

The top selling comic from Marvel Comics was >i?Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #17 in slot 7 with an estimated 78,464 units and for DC Comics was Detective Comics (1937) #1000 in rank 1 with an estimated 526,941 units.

The estimated total sales for the top 300 trades was 319,825 trades which is up by 105,630 units from February and up by 70,555 units from March 2018.

Topping the trades list in March was Walking Dead v31 by Image Comics with 11,701 units.

I'll be back later with an analysis of the numbers below.

If you'd like to listen to an in-depth discussion of the sales data, check out the Mayo Report episodes of the Comic Book Page podcast at www.ComicBookPage.com. In addition to those episodes, every Monday is a Weekly Comics Spotlight episode featuring a comic by DC, a comic by Marvel and a comic by some other publisher. I read around 200 new comics a month so we cover a wide variety of what is current being published. If you are looking for more or different comics to read, check out the latest Previews Spotlight episode which features clips from various comic book fans talking about the comics they love. With thousands of comics in Previews every month, Previews Spotlight episodes are a great way to find out about things which may have flown under your comic book radar.

By UnitsMarket Share

By DollarsDC COMICS34.00%36.20%MARVEL COMICS40.94%34.46%IMAGE COMICS9.36%9.63%DARK HORSE COMICS2.45%3.26%IDW PUBLISHING3.19%3.19%BOOM! STUDIOS2.13%2.19%DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT1.08%1.24%VIZ MEDIA0.50%1.23%ARCHIE COMICS0.86%0.80%ONI PRESS0.64%0.74%RANDOM HOUSE0.18%0.63%VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC0.59%0.52%TITAN COMICS0.41%0.50%AFTERSHOCK COMICS0.50%0.46%ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT0.23%0.41%AVATAR PRESS INC0.21%0.31%ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.33%0.29%FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS0.05%0.28%ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS0.30%0.28%ST. MARTINS PRESS0.09%0.27%OTHER NON-TOP 201.95%3.12%

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By DollarsMarvel Comics86793$3.99$7.99$4.182,616,079$10,857,883.2143.58%38.69%DC Comics60060$2.99$9.99$4.092,213,196$12,253,749.0436.87%43.66%Image Comics40141$2.99$7.99$4.11438,700$1,774,684.007.31%6.32%IDW Publishing23023$3.99$7.99$4.60184,727$817,813.733.08%2.91%BOOM! Studios17017$3.99$7.99$4.70126,486$610,503.142.11%2.18%Dark Horse16117$3.99$3.99$3.99124,282$495,885.182.07%1.77%Dynamite Entertainment11011$3.99$3.99$3.9959,514$237,460.860.99%0.85%Valiant Entertainment606$3.99$4.99$4.1651,801$230,136.990.86%0.82%Archie Comics505$3.99$3.99$3.9950,234$200,433.660.84%0.71%Oni Press404$3.99$4.99$4.2434,829$150,399.710.58%0.54%Aftershock Comics606$3.99$3.99$3.9927,311$108,970.890.45%0.39%Titan Comics404$3.99$3.99$3.9920,264$80,853.360.34%0.29%Albatross Funnybooks202$3.99$5.99$4.9916,226$72,347.740.27%0.26%Zenescope Entertainment404$3.99$3.99$3.9912,825$51,171.750.21%0.18%Scout Comics202$3.99$3.99$3.997,350$29,326.500.12%0.10%Action Lab Entertainment101$5.99$5.99$5.995,195$31,118.050.09%0.11%Broadsword Comics101$2.95$2.95$2.954,661$13,749.950.08%0.05%UDON Entertainment101$3.99$3.99$3.993,651$14,567.490.06%0.05%Impact Theory101$3.99$3.99$3.993,428$13,677.720.06%0.05%Avatar Press101$6.99$6.99$6.992,740$19,152.600.05%0.07%

Legend: NI = New Items, RI = Reorder Items, TI = Total Items

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By DollarsImage Comics1591106$9.99$59.99$18.57141,054$2,259,367.4644.10%33.22%Marvel Comics422567$9.99$125.00$33.6263,946$2,107,376.5119.99%30.98%DC Comics231134$9.99$150.00$28.3154,828$1,295,928.2217.14%19.05%Dark Horse19524$7.99$49.99$24.1215,386$376,144.554.81%5.53%IDW Publishing9110$9.99$39.99$17.099,094$147,898.062.84%2.17%VIZ6612$9.99$27.99$13.666,219$77,795.811.94%1.14%BOOM! Studios707$7.99$24.99$14.996,130$92,604.701.92%1.36%Archie Comics314$10.99$17.99$16.243,428$58,659.721.07%0.86%Dynamite Entertainment303$14.99$29.99$21.662,923$65,745.770.91%0.97%Random House606$12.99$29.99$22.492,831$63,551.290.89%0.93%ONI Press415$7.99$19.99$16.592,147$35,372.530.67%0.52%Aftershock Comics202$14.99$19.99$17.491,953$36,250.470.61%0.53%Titan Comics404$16.99$24.99$20.991,800$39,566.000.56%0.58%Tokyo Pop112$15.99$24.99$20.491,425$32,613.750.45%0.48%Lion Forge112$12.99$14.99$13.991,307$17,913.930.41%0.26%Abstract Studios101$15.99$15.99$15.99913$14,598.870.29%0.21%St. Martins Press202$12.99$13.99$13.49848$11,336.520.27%0.17%Humanoids101$24.95$24.95$24.95660$16,467.000.21%0.24%Fantagraphics Books202$19.99$29.99$24.99656$16,473.440.21%0.24%Pocket Books202$9.99$19.99$14.99651$9,823.490.20%0.14%Seven Seas Entertainment101$12.99$12.99$12.99572$7,430.280.18%0.11%Valiant101$14.99$14.99$14.99356$5,336.440.11%0.08%Yen Press101$13.00$13.00$13.00354$4,602.000.11%0.07%NBM101$26.99$26.99$26.99344$9,284.560.11%0.14%
TOP COMICS

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SalesDeltaDelta %WL1623.87$9.99DCDetective Comics (1937)1000 526,94199965,064461,877709.88%02158.24$4.99DCBatman Who Laughs: The Grim Knight (2019)1 133,656 03142.17$4.99DCDoomsday Clock (2017)9 120,0798126,262-6,183-4.90%64100.00$3.99DCBatman (2016)67 84,4636683,1021,3611.64%0598.39$3.99DCBatman (2016)66 83,1026590,125-7,023-7.79%0693.04$3.99DCHeroes In Crisis (2018)7 78,587680,263-1,676-2.09%0792.90$4.99MARAmazing Spider-Man (2018)17 78,4641664,62313,84121.42%0888.16$3.99MARAmazing Spider-Man (2018)18 74,4661778,464-3,998-5.10%0985.58$3.99MARSpider-Man: City at War (2019)1 72,285 01076.57$3.99DCJustice League (2018)20 64,6751957,7336,94212.02%01173.29$3.99MARVenom (2018)12 61,9011184,904-23,003-27.09%01268.35$3.99DCJustice League (2018)19 57,7331856,4321,3012.31%01367.19$3.99MARIncredible Hulk (2017)181 56,754 11464.23$3.99MARCosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History (2019)1 54,252 01564.14$4.99MARSpider-Man: Life Story (2019)1 54,176 01663.20$3.99MARFantastic Four (2018)8 53,378755,375-1,997-3.61%21762.89$3.99MARImmortal Hulk (2018)15 53,1201445,7087,41216.22%01862.70$3.99MARAmazing Spider-Man: Hunted (2019)16 52,961 01960.70$3.99MARDaredevil (2019)3 51,268236,23415,03441.49%02059.71$3.99MARUncanny X-Men (2018)13 50,4301269,204-18,774-27.13%02157.99$3.99MARAvengers (2018)16 48,9841548,6273570.73%02257.92$3.99DCSuperman (2018)9 48,919850,475-1,556-3.08%02357.82$3.99MARUncanny X-Men (2018)14 48,8401350,430-1,590-3.15%02456.05$3.99MARAvengers (2018)17 47,3451648,984-1,639-3.35%02556.03$3.99DCGreen Lantern (2018)5 47,325450,176-2,851-5.68%02655.46$4.99MARStar Wars: Vader: Dark Visions (2019)1 46,843 02754.12$3.99MARImmortal Hulk (2018)14 45,7081344,2991,4093.18%02852.45$3.99DCHarley Quinn (2016)59 44,2985836,0108,28823.02%02952.04$3.99DCCatwoman (2018)9 43,952832,36011,59235.82%03050.98$3.99IMAWalking Dead (2003)189 43,06118844,597-1,536-3.44%03150.93$3.99DCAction Comics (1938)1009 43,014100844,622-1,608-3.60%03249.67$3.99MARGuardians of the Galaxy (2019)3 41,949243,662-1,713-3.92%03347.97$3.99MARStar Wars (2015)62 40,5146140,483310.08%03447.43$3.99MARThor (2018)11 40,0631039,4506131.55%03546.65$3.99MARConan the Barbarian (2019)4 39,405340,749-1,344-3.30%03646.34$3.99DCFlash (2016)66 39,1446562,360-23,216-37.23%03745.61$3.99DCFlash (2016)67 38,5206639,144-624-1.59%03845.49$3.99DCSHAZAM! (2018)4 38,420338,605-185-0.48%13944.96$4.99MARAvengers: No Road Home (2019)6 37,972532,2965,67617.57%04044.52$3.99MARStar Wars (2015)63 37,6016240,514-2,913-7.19%04144.04$3.99MARStar Wars: Vader: Dark Visions (2019)2 37,200146,843-9,643-20.59%04242.09$3.99DCWonder Woman (2016)66 35,5476547,052-11,505-24.45%04341.41$3.99MARDomino Hotshots (2019)1 34,980 04440.52$3.99MARDeadpool (2018)10 34,227931,3322,8959.24%04540.28$3.99MARWolverine: Infinity Watch (2019)2 34,018161,123-27,105-44.35%04639.88$3.99DCYoung Justice (2019)3 33,683237,081-3,398-9.16%04739.86$3.99DCWonder Woman (2016)67 33,6656635,547-1,882-5.29%04839.70$3.99MARAvengers: No Road Home (2019)4 33,533334,837-1,304-3.74%04939.62$3.99MARInvaders (2019)3 33,465219,77213,69369.25%05039.51$3.99MARTony Stark: Iron Man (2018)9 33,375833,940-565-1.66%25139.38$3.99MARAge of Conan: Belit (2019)1 33,258 05238.32$3.99DCSupergirl (2016)28 32,3702719,98012,39062.01%05338.24$3.99MARAvengers: No Road Home (2019)5 32,296433,533-1,237-3.69%05437.47$3.99DCJustice League Dark (2018)9 31,648833,554-1,906-5.68%05537.25$3.99MARAvengers: No Road Home (2019)7 31,464637,972-6,508-17.14%05636.07$3.99MARMiles Morales: Spider-Man (2018)4 30,465335,408-4,943-13.96%05735.98$2.99IMASpawn (1992)295 30,39129429,1621,2294.21%05835.85$3.99MARCaptain Marvel (2019)3 30,282237,803-7,521-19.90%05935.79$3.99MARStar Wars: Age of the Republic: General Grievous (2019)1 30,233 06034.81$4.99MARMarvel Comics Presents (2019)3 29,403218,45710,94659.31%06134.44$3.99MARSuperior Spider-Man (2018)4 29,088331,028-1,940-6.25%06234.37$3.99MARFriendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)4 29,028327,9031,1254.03%06334.34$3.99MARAge of X-Man: Prisoner X (2019)1 29,006 06433.50$3.99MARDead Man Logan (2018)5 28,295430,497-2,202-7.22%06533.12$4.99MARHulkverines (2019)2 27,970138,477-10,507-27.31%06633.03$3.99MARAge of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts (2019)1 27,895 06732.81$4.99MARUncanny X-Men: Winters End (2019)1 27,714 26832.80$3.99MARMagnificent Ms Marvel (2019)1 27,706 06932.45$3.99DCTeen Titans (2018)28 27,4052723,1374,26818.45%07032.36$3.99MARSavage Sword of Conan (2019)3 27,329230,024-2,695-8.98%07131.84$3.99MARStar Wars: Age of Republic: Padme Amidala (2019)1 26,896 07231.54$3.99MARX-23 (2018)10 26,638925,8457933.07%07331.35$3.99MARDoctor Strange (2018)12 26,4801123,4882,99212.74%37430.85$3.99MARSpider-Gwen: Ghost Spider (2018)6 26,057524,7031,3545.48%07530.76$3.99MARX-Force (2018)4 25,984326,809-825-3.08%07630.18$3.99BOOBuffy the Vampire Slayer (2019)3 25,489225,456330.13%07730.11$3.99DCNightwing (2016)58 25,4335726,845-1,412-5.26%07829.97$3.99ARCSabrina theTeenage Witch (2019)1 25,314 07929.42$3.99MARX-Force (2018)5 24,847425,984-1,137-4.38%08029.08$3.99DCAquaman (2016)46 24,5664526,754-2,188-8.18%08128.86$3.99DCJustice League Odyssey (2018)7 24,378626,248-1,870-7.12%08228.79$3.99MARStar Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016)30 24,3212922,4491,8728.34%08328.46$3.99DCBatgirl (2016)33 24,0343229,839-5,805-19.45%08427.76$4.99VALLife and Death of Toyo Harada (2019)1 23,451 18527.43$3.99MARPunisher (2018)9 23,170823,707-537-2.27%08626.49$3.99MARAge of X-Man: Marvelous X-Men (2019)2 22,371142,021-19,650-46.76%08726.15$3.99DCTitans (2018)35 22,0883422,928-840-3.66%08826.01$3.99MARMeet the Skrulls (2019)1 21,973 08925.85$3.99DCDial H For Hero (2019)1 21,832 09025.76$3.99IDWTransformers (2014)1 21,757 09125.39$3.99MARBlack Panther (2018)10 21,449923,052-1,603-6.95%09225.36$4.99DCGreen Arrow (2016)50 21,4234917,6943,72921.07%09325.06$3.99DCDeathstroke (2016)41 21,1674019,6081,5597.95%09423.56$3.99IMALittle Bird (2019)1 19,898 09523.55$3.99DCWonder Twins (2019)2 19,892128,154-8,262-29.35%09623.32$3.99IMAOblivion Song (2018)13 19,6981220,530-832-4.05%09723.15$3.99MARChampions (2019)3 19,552218,9535993.16%09822.97$3.99MARAge of X-Man: Amazing Nightcrawler (2019)2 19,400132,180-12,780-39.71%09922.72$3.99DCMartian Manhunter (2018)4 19,187322,431-3,244-14.46%010022.62$7.99BOOFirefly: Bad Company (2019)1 19,102 0

Legend: Qty Rank = Quantity Rank, Index = Diamond Order Index, Pub = Publisher, # = Issue Number, R = Reorder, Est Sales = Estimated Sales, Prev Issue = Previous Issue, Prev Issue Est Sales = Previous Issue Estimated Sales, WL = Weeks Late

The full top comics list can be found on the ComicBookPage website.

TOP TRADES

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Sales113.85$16.99IMAWalking Dead v3111,70111,701210.64$29.99DCDetective Comics 80 Years Of Batman Dlx Ed8,9868,98637.09$9.99IMASaga v15,989285,51145.62$9.99IMAMonstress v14,74974,05155.12$17.99IMAWicked And Divine v8: Old Is The New New4,3284,32865.01$16.99IMASeven To Eternity v34,2284,22874.92$16.99DCBatman v9: The Tyrant Wing4,1594,15984.50$9.99DCSuper Sons The Polarshield Project Dc Zoom3,7983,79894.42$14.99IMASaga v93,73334,485104.32$16.99DCMera Tidebreaker Dc Ink3,6513,651114.16$9.99IMAPaper Girls v13,51081,185123.88$24.99DCDark Nights Metal Dark Knights Rising3,2783,278133.70$17.99MARReturn Of Wolverine3,1253,125143.68$19.99IDWRick And Morty Vs Dungeons And Dragons3,1053,105153.60$16.99IMAOblivion Song By Kirkman And De Felici v23,0443,044163.57$14.99IMASaga v23,016171,484173.51$15.99MARFantastic Four v1: Fourever2,9672,967183.47$16.99IMASunstone Ogn v62,9352,935193.41$24.99DCMister Miracle2,87911,274203.05$17.99MARAvengers By Jason Aaron v2: World Tour2,5772,577213.05$16.99DCJustice League Dark v1: The Last Age Of Magic2,5772,577223.04$9.99IMAGideon Falls v1: Black Barn2,56910,713232.93$16.99IMAMonstress v32,47316,800242.89$14.99IMASaga v32,444135,505252.85$16.99IMAMonstress v22,41129,961262.81$14.99IMASaga v82,37449,817272.80$16.99DCFlash v9: Reckoning Forces2,3652,365282.66$39.99MARUncanny X-Men v1: X-Men Disassembled2,2502,250292.64$14.99DCBatman And Harley Quinn2,2282,228302.55$14.99IMASaga v42,158115,205312.53$9.99IMADescender v1: Tin Stars2,13545,824322.49$9.99IMAWicked And Divine v1: The Faust Act2,09970,132332.47$14.99IMASaga v72,08563,619342.45$17.99MARX-Men Black2,0712,071352.43$14.99IMASaga v62,05477,174362.43$15.99MARBlack Panther Vs Deadpool2,0522,052372.37$19.99MARMs Marvel v10: Time And Again2,0032,003382.32$125.00MARSavage Sword Conan Orig Marvel Yrs Omnibus v11,9591,959392.31$14.99IMASaga v51,95296,133402.29$9.99IMASnotgirl v1: Green Hair Dont Care1,93727,513412.26$17.99MARX-Men Red v2: Waging Peace1,9051,905422.14$9.99IMADeadly Class v1: Reagan Youth1,80843,494432.08$14.99IMAPaper Girls v51,75812,063442.08$100.00MARAvengers Omnibus v41,7531,753451.97$16.99IMADeadly Class Vol 02 Kids Of The Black Hole1,6621,969461.96$9.99IMADeadly Class v1: Media Tie-In Ed1,6583,898471.95$19.99DCBatman White Knight1,64821,430481.88$12.99IMAPaper Girls v21,58440,523491.85$9.99IMARat Queens v1: Sass And Sorcery1,56559,704501.85$16.99DCWild Storm v31,5621,562511.82$30.00DARXerxes Fall House Darius Rise Alexander1,5411,541521.79$16.99DCHarley Quinn v2: Harley Destroys The Universe1,5161,516531.75$15.99MARDomino v2: Soldier Of Fortune1,4801,480541.75$17.99ARCVampironica v11,4751,475551.70$15.99MARUnbeatable Squirrel Girl v10: Life Too Short Squirrel1,4371,437561.70$14.99IMAPaper Girls v41,43518,984571.70$24.99DCBatman Vs Deathstroke1,4321,432581.66$9.99IMAKill Or Be Killed v11,40022,754591.65$14.99BOOLumberjanes v111,3961,396601.65$15.99MARAsgardians Of The Galaxy v1: Infinity Armada1,3951,395611.65$19.99AFTOut Of The Blue v11,3951,395621.65$12.99IMAPaper Girls v31,39227,827631.60$19.99MARDefenders Best Defense1,3531,353641.58$15.99MARImmortal Hulk v1: Or Is He Both1,3387,232651.57$19.99MARCloak And Dagger Mpgn Negative Exposure1,3261,326661.52$9.99VIZBoruto v5: Naruto Next Generations1,2801,280671.47$14.99IMAMoonstruck v21,2401,240681.47$14.99IMADeadly Class v3: The Snake Pit1,2388,861691.46$19.99DERed Sonja Ballad Red Goddess1,2331,233701.45$9.99IMAUnnatural v1: Awakening1,2275,246711.44$16.99BOOMighty Morphin Power Rangers v71,2171,217721.43$100.00MARThanos Wars Infinity Origin Omnibus1,2061,206731.42$15.99IMASnotgirl v2: California Screaming1,20110,396741.41$17.99IMAJesusfreak1,1951,195751.40$34.99DARBprd Hell On Earth v51,1841,184761.40$14.99IMAWalking Dead Vol 01 Days Gone Bye1,179356,607771.39$12.99IMACrowded v11,1771,177781.39$9.99IMAOblivion Song By Kirkman And De Felici v11,1748,495791.38$17.99ARCArchie Meets Batman 661,1631,163801.37$11.99DARMob Psycho 100 v21,1591,159811.37$9.99BOOCoda v11,1531,153821.35$19.99DCNew Teen Titans v101,1441,144831.34$9.99IDWStar Wars Solo1,1341,134841.33$19.99DCBatman Arkham Ras Al Ghul1,1271,127851.33$15.99MARImmortal Hulk v2: Green Door1,1264,045861.33$39.99MARWolverine Epic Collection Back To Basics1,1261,126871.29$24.99TOKAria Manga Masterpiece Omnibus v11,0921,092881.29$17.99MARWhat If? With Great Power1,0911,091891.26$49.99IMASaga Dlx Ed v11,06215,100901.25$16.99IMADeadly Class v7: Love Like Blood1,0526,335911.24$29.99DEBoys Omnibus v11,0511,051921.22$19.99DCSandman v6: Fables And Refelctions 30Th Anniversary Ed1,0301,030931.21$9.99IDWStar Wars Empire Strikes Back1,0231,023941.21$39.99MARSgt Fury Epic Collection Howling Commandos1,0211,021951.21$14.99IMADeadly Class v5: Carousel1,0196,007961.20$9.99IMAIsola v11,0128,334971.18$15.99MARStar Wars Ewoks Flight To Danger993993981.17$16.99IMACurse Words v4: Queen Margaret988988991.16$24.99MARDecades Marvel 60S Spider-Man Meets Marvel Universe9789781001.15$22.99DARBeasts Of Burden Wise Dogs And Eldritch Men973973

The full top trades list can be found on the ComicBookPage website.
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