Diamond Announces Top Products for November 2019
Dec 06, 2019
(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 6, 2019) —The classic New Mutants reunite and embark on a mission in deep space with the Starjammers in Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson, and Rod Reis' New Mutants #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in November 2019 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was November's top publisher, taking a 37.41% dollar market share and a 42.68% unit share. DC was second, with a 30.72% dollar share and a 32.41% unit share. Image Comics placed third with 7.90% in dollars and 7.87% in units, followed by BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.
Marvel Comics had eight of November's ten best-selling comics, including X-Men #2 at #2, Absolute Carnage #5 at #3, X-Force #1 at #4, Fallen Angels #1 at #5, Deadpool #1 at #6, Amazing Spider-Man #33 at #7, and Amazing Spider-Man #34 at #10. Image Comics' Undiscovered Country #1, the new series from Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Daniele Orlandini, ranked #8. DC was also in the top ten; the "Year of the Villain" acetate cover edition of Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #82 ranked #9.
Among the premier publishers' top books for November, Matt Kindt and Matt Smith's Folklords #1 from BOOM! Studios' ranked #94; Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella #5 ranked #105; Hazel & Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from The Umbrella Academy, a spin-off from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's The Umbrella Academy, from Dark Horse ranked #110; and IDW Publishing's Sonic the Hedgehog #23 ranked #189.
The heroes of the DC universe wage a desperate war against a world corrupted by the Anti-Life Equation in Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine's DCeased, November's best-selling graphic novel, collecting the best-selling mini-series from DC and one of the publisher's two books in the top ten, along with Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr.'s Superman: Year One at #5. BOOM! Studios' Firefly: The Sting, an original graphic novel based on the television series, ranked #2. Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten; The Immortal Hulk Volume 5: Breaker of Worlds, was the top book at #3. Image Comics' November Volume 1 ranked #4. Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top, led by The Legend of Korra Part 2: Ruins of Empire at #6.
Gemstone Publishing's The Overstreet Price Guide to Batman, a guide to eighty years of comics and collectibles focused on the Dark Knight, was November's best-selling book. Also of note, Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella: 50th Anniversary Poster Collection ranked #3 and Titan Comics' The Philosophy of Deadpool ranked #4.
Mezco Toys' One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Classic Cyclops Action Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive, was November's best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten, led by the Castlevania Gallery: Trevor Belmont PVC Figure, based on the Netflix animated series. DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten; the Dark Nights Metal: The Batman Who Laughs & Robins Deluxe Statue was their best-selling product at #6.
Paizo Publishing's Starfinder RPG: Character Operations Manual, a sourcebook for the science-fiction role-playing game, was November's best-selling game product and one of the seven Paizo products among the top ten.
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
|NOVEMBER 2019 VS. OCTOBER 2019|
|NOVEMBER 2019 VS. NOVEMBER 2018|
|YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018|
NEW TITLES SHIPPED
|DARK HORSE COMICS||22||22||0||44|
|VIZ MEDIA LLC||0||27||0||27|
|ONI PRESS INC.||3||4||0||7|
|OTHER NON-TOP 10||152||200||24||376|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|1||NEW MUTANTS #1||$4.99||SEP190749-M||MAR|
|3||ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5||$4.99||SEP190790-M||MAR|
|5||FALLEN ANGELS #1||$4.99||SEP190769-M||MAR|
|7||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33||$3.99||SEP190814-M||MAR|
|8||UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR) [*]||$3.99||SEP190027-M||IMA|
|9||BATMAN #82 ACETATE COVER||$3.99||AUG190599||DC|
|10||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #34||$3.99||SEP190818-M||MAR|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||NEW MUTANTS #1||$4.99||SEP190749-M||MAR|
|2||ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5||$4.99||SEP190790-M||MAR|
|6||FALLEN ANGELS #1||$4.99||SEP190769-M||MAR|
|7||UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR) [*]||$3.99||SEP190027-M||IMA|
|8||BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT PRESENTS: VON FREEZE #1||$5.99||SEP190437-M||DC|
|9||SCREAM: CURSE OF CARNAGE #1||$4.99||SEP190805-M||MAR|
|10||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #33||$3.99||SEP190814-M||MAR|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|2||FIREFLY: THE STING HC||$19.99||JUL191306||BOO|
|3||IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 5: BREAKER OF WORLDS TP||$15.99||AUG191149||MAR|
|4||NOVEMBER VOL. 1 HC (MR)||$16.99||JUL190077||IMA|
|5||SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE HC||$29.99||AUG190687||DC|
|6||LEGEND OF KORRA PART 2: RUINS OF EMPIRE TP||$10.99||JUN190359||DAR|
|7||JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: ALLEGIANCE TP||$15.99||SEP190991-M||MAR|
|8||LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: LUX TP||$15.99||JUL191064||MAR|
|9||SAVAGE AVENGERS VOL. 1: CITY OF SICKLES TP||$15.99||AUG191148||MAR|
|10||STRANGER THINGS: SIX TP||$17.99||JUL190353||DAR|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC||$125.00||MAY190943-M||MAR|
|2||CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS BOX SET HC||$500.00||APR190537||DC|
|3||ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOL. 1 HC||$99.99||MAR190601||DC|
|5||DOOM PATROL: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC||$125.00||APR190538||DC|
|6||SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE HC||$29.99||AUG190687||DC|
|7||FIREFLY: THE STING HC||$19.99||JUL191306||BOO|
|8||BATMAN BY SNYDER & CAPULLO OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC||$125.00||APR190526||DC|
|9||NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC||$99.00||APR190560||DC|
|10||MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 31 HC||$75.00||MAY190945-M||MAR|
TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED
|1||THE OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO BATMAN SC||$30.00||SEP191814||GEM|
|2||DRAGON BALL VISUAL HISTORY: THE ART OF AKIRA TORIYAMA HC||$34.99||AUG192435||VIZ|
|3||VAMPIRELLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER COLLECTION SC||$24.99||AUG191226||DE|
|4||THE PHILOSOPHY OF DEADPOOL HC (MR)||$14.99||MAR192035||TTN|
|5||OVERLORD LIGHT NOVEL VOLUME 11 HC||$20.00||JUL192435||YEN|
|6||SHIGENORI SOEJIMA & P-STUDIO ART UNIT ART WORKS 2 TP||$39.99||AUG192423||UDO|
|7||THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 146 SC||$14.95||SEP191953||SAN|
|8||TRANSFORMERS VISUAL HISTORY HC||$49.99||SEP192219||VIZ|
|9||DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: WINNER TAKES ALL SC||$6.99||SEP191935||RAN|
|10||DRAGONS CROWN: OFFICIAL ARTWORKS HC||$49.99||JUL192399||UDO|
TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: CLASSIC CYCLOPS FIGURE||SEP188229||MEZ|
|2||CASTLEVANIA GALLERY: TREVOR BELMONT PVC FIGURE||JAN192540||DST|
|3||POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE||AUG188545||FUN|
|4||MARVEL SELECT: CARNAGE FIGURE||NOV142179||DST|
|5||KINGDOM HEARTS 3 GALLERY: MALEFICENT PVC STATUE||MAY189403||DST|
|6||DARK NIGHTS METAL: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS & ROBINS DELUXE STATUE||MAY190542||DC|
|7||DARK KNIGHTS METAL: BATMAN THE RED DEATH STATUE||APR190588||DC|
|8||DC PRIME: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||MAR190627||DC|
|9||DC GALLERY: HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH PVC FIGURE||JUN192385||DST|
|10||MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME CAPTAIN AMERICA PVC FIGURE||JUL192669||DST|
TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||STARFINDER RPG: CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HC||SEP193078||PAI|
|2||STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC||JUN173371||PAI|
|3||CRITICAL ROLE: TAL'DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC||JUN173357||GRE|
|4||PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2)||AUG193363||PAI|
|5||PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BASIC NEW EDITION||MAR138328||PAI|
|6||PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION||APR168770||PAI|
|7||PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: AGE OF ASHES PART 5||SEP193076||PAI|
|8||MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAME||JUL183082||S7|
|9||POP! FUNKOVERSE STRATEGY GAME: THE GOLDEN GIRLS 100 EXPANDALONE BOARD GAME||JUN198704||FUN|
|10||TOME OF BEASTS HC||JUN168476||PAI|
|Dollar Market Share – November 2019|
|Unit Market Share – November 2019|
How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.
Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.
Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.
The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.
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