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“Rocket Raccoon” #1 Leads the Way for Marvel in July, “Harley Quinn” Continues Success

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“Rocket Raccoon” #1 Leads the Way for Marvel in July, “Harley Quinn” Continues Success

Marvel Comics took the lion’s share of the top ten comics of Diamond Distributor’s sales charts for July, reclaiming the title of top comic book publisher from DC Comics in market and dollar share. It was Skottie Young’s “Rocket Raccoon” #1 that topped the sales charts — thanks in part to Marvel’s deal to include the issue in an upcoming LootCrate box — with “Amazing Spider-Man” #4 in the third slot, “Original Sin” #5 in fourth, “Spider-Man 2099” #1 in fifth, “Original Sin” #6 in sixth and “The Legendary Star-Lord” #1 in ninth.

By comparison, DC Comics’ took the #2 spot with “Batman” #33, while the rest of the publisher’s titles brought up the tail end of the list, with “Justice League” #32 in seventh, “Grayson” #1 at eight and “Harley Quinn” #8 continued the series’ successful sales run at tenth.

Overall, sales were up across the board compared to June 2014 and July 2013, both in dollars and units. While the year-to-date is up overall in dollars, units for comics show a decrease of 3.16 percent.

While the big two dominated in the top ten comics, the top ten graphic novels and trade paperbacks were awash with independent publishers, as “The Walking Dead Vol. 21: All-Out War Part 2” continued the series’ chokehold on the trade market. Image had a very strong showing this month in trade paperbacks, with “Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth,” “Saga Volume 1,” “Saga Volume 3” and “Lazarus Volume 2: Lift” all charting. Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Seconds” OGN charted at fifth for Random House, while Dark Horse had two titles in the top ten: “Avatar: The Last Airbender: Rift Part 2” was second for the month, with “Star Wars: The Lucas Draft” in eighth. Marvel and DC each had a single title apiece: “Deadpool Volume 5” and “Batman Volume 1,” respectively.

Look at the graphs below and come back next week for John Mayo’s look at the Top 300 and in-depth analysis.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

35.09%

38.39%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

28.18%

31.32%

IMAGE COMICS

9.25%

9.82%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.21%

4.11%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.02%

3.80%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.18%

2.16%

ARCHIE COMICS

2.04%

1.88%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.76%

1.78%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

1.05%

0.24%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

1.05%

0.87%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

9.18%

5.62%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED>

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

93

36

0

129

DC ENTERTAINMENT

97

31

0

128

IMAGE COMICS

66

17

0

83

IDW PUBLISHING

48

31

0

79

DARK HORSE COMICS

39

29

0

68

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

40

4

0

44

BOOM! STUDIOS

29

4

0

33

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

14

4

0

18

ARCHIE COMICS

15

5

0

20

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

0

0

10

10

OTHER NON-TOP 10

89

151

39

279


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JULY 2014 VS. JUNE 2014

COMICS

32.22%

29.25%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

21.04%

24.64%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

28.66%

28.88%

JULY 2014 VS. JULY 2013

COMICS

19.23%

14.73%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

4.84%

4.59%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.52%

13.87%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

1.76%

-3.16%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

3.25%

5.27%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

2.22%

-2.51%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ROCKET RACCOON #1

$3.99

MAY140797-M

MAR

2

BATMAN #33

$4.99

MAY140230-M

DC

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4

$3.99

MAY140762-M

MAR

4

ORIGINAL SIN #5

$3.99

MAY140764-M

MAR

5

SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1

$3.99

MAY140807-M

MAR

6

ORIGINAL SIN #6

$3.99

MAY140768-M

MAR

7

JUSTICE LEAGUE #32

$3.99

MAY140173-M

DC

8

GRAYSON #1

$2.99

MAY140156-M

DC

9

THE LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #1

$3.99

MAY140804-M

MAR

10

HARLEY QUINN #8

$2.99

MAY140245-M

DC


TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 21: ALL-OUT WAR PART 2 (MR)

$14.99

MAY140652

IMA

2

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOL. 8: RIFT PART 2 TP

$10.99

MAR140061

DAR

3

DEADLY CLASS VOLUME 1: REAGAN YOUTH TP (MR)

$9.99

MAY140626

IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491

IMA

5

BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY: SECONDS GN

$25.00

APR140949

RAN

6

DEADPOOL VOLUME 5: THE WEDDING OF DEADPOOL TP

$15.99

APR140772

MAR

7

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556

IMA

8

STAR WARS: THE LUCAS DRAFT TP

$19.99

MAR140021

DAR

9

BATMAN VOLUME 1: THE COURT OF OWLS TP

$16.99

DEC120323

DC

10

LAZARUS VOLUME 2: LIFT TP (MR)

$14.99

FEB140527

IMA

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