Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2019

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 12, 2019) — Felicia Hardy, jewel thief and long-time Spider-Man foe, starred in her first ongoing series and the best-selling comic book of June 2019, Jed MacKay and Travel Foreman's Black Cat #1 from Marvel Comics, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was June's top publisher with a 43.38% dollar share and a 48.93% unit share. In second, DC had a 26.71% dollar share and a 26.44% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month at 7.58% in dollars and 8.01% in units, followed by Dark Horse Comics at 3.23% in dollars and 2.16% in units, IDW Publishing at 3.08% in dollars and 2.83% in units, BOOM! Studios at 2.43% in dollars and 2.31% in units, and Dynamite Entertainment at 2.15% in dollars and 2.02% in units.

Marvel Comics had four books in the top ten. In addition to Black Cat #1, Donny Cates and Tradd Moore's Silver Surfer: Black #1 ranked #3, Amazing Spider-Man #24 ranked #6, and The Immortal Hulk #19 ranked #7. DC had five titles in the top ten: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, and Stefano Guadiano's DCeased #2 ranked #2; Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned #3 ranked #4; The Batman Who Laughs #6 ranked #5; Batman #73 ranked #9; and Batman #72 ranked #10. Image Comics' The Walking Dead #192, the penultimate issue of Robert Kirkman's long-running zombie series, ranked #8. Among the premier publishers, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for June at 61; BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer #5 ranked #85; Stranger Things: Six #2, a prequel to the Netflix series, was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #110; and Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1, telling the origin of the sword-and-sorcery character, was their top book at #125.

Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans' Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker from Image Comics, the first volume of their modern fantasy series about adults facing the same monstrous evil they faced as teenaged role-players, was June's best-selling graphic novel. DC had five titles in the top ten: the Detective Comics #1000 Deluxe Edition ranked #2; the DC Poster Portfolio: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, a collection of his covers for DC, ranked #3; DC Super-Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis ranked #4; Teen Titans: Raven, the original graphic novel from the DC Ink imprint, ranked #7; and Batman/The Flash: The Button, a softcover edition of the best-selling storyline, ranked #8.

UDON Entertainment's Mega Man Zero: Official Complete Works, an artbook that looks at the Capcom video game, was June's best-selling book and one of the four UDON books among the top ten. Also in the top ten, BOOM! Studios' Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, the novelization of the beloved film, ranked #10.

Funko's POP! DC Heroes: Harley Quinn with Boombox Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was June's best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had two items in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Carnage Comic PVC Figure ranked #2 and the Marvel Gallery: Avengers Endgame: Hulkbuster Deluxe PVC Figure ranked #4. DC Collectibles also had two products in the top ten: the DC Designer Series: Supergirl by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau Statue ranked #8 and the Batman Animated Series: Batcycle & Figure Set ranked #10.

Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Set was June's best-selling game product and one of the six products from Paizo in the top ten. Green Ronin Publishing's Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting rulebook placed in the top ten for the third consecutive month and the fourth time in the past six months, ranking #2 for the month.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 43.38%
DC COMICS 26.71%
IMAGE COMICS 7.58%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.23%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.08%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.43%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.15%
VIZ MEDIA 1.61%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.74%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.57%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.52%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 48.93%
DC COMICS 26.44%
IMAGE COMICS 8.01%
IDW PUBLISHING 2.83%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.31%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.16%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.02%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.62%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.60%
VIZ MEDIA 0.59%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 5.49%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2019 VS. MAY 2019
COMICS -6.44% -6.55%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -18.39% -15.92%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -10.09% -7.26%
TOYS -2.86% -15.02%
JUNE 2019 VS. JUNE 2018
COMICS 3.56% -4.63%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -7.11% -13.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 0.36% -5.27%
TOYS 35.23% 14.34%
YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018
COMICS 0.21% -5.03%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -2.25% -7.19%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.49% -5.19%
TOYS 24.92% 27.33%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2019
COMICS 3.15% 6.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 3.01% -3.86%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 3.11% 5.72%
TOYS -9.68% -11.18%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2018
COMICS -6.71% -7.62%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -8.72% -16.49%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -7.28% -8.29%
TOYS 30.69% 24.68%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS
SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED
MAGAZINES
SHIPPED
TOTAL
SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 104 43 0 147
DC 50 20 1 71
IMAGE COMICS 46 11 0 57
IDW PUBLISHING 30 17 0 47
DARK HORSE COMICS 19 22 0 41
BOOM! STUDIOS 20 11 0 31
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 18 7 0 25
VIZ MEDIA 0 23 0 23
ARCHIE COMICS 11 2 0 13
ONI PRESS 5 5 0 10
OTHER NON-TOP 10 121 184 18 323
TOTAL 424 345 19 788

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BLACK CAT #1 $4.99 APR190773-M MAR
2 DCEASED #2 $3.99 APR190459-M DC
3 SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1 $3.99 APR190783-M MAR
4 BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR) $6.99 MAR190493-M DC
5 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6 $4.99 APR190454-M DC
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 $3.99 APR190824-M MAR
7 THE IMMORTAL HULK #19 $3.99 APR190792-M MAR
8 THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR) $3.99 APR190202-M IMA
9 BATMAN #73 $3.99 APR190448-M DC
10 BATMAN #72 $3.99 APR190446-M DC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BLACK CAT #1 $4.99 APR190773-M MAR
2 BATMAN: DAMNED #3 (MR) $6.99 MAR190493-M DC
3 SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 (MR) [*] $7.99 APR190432-M DC
4 DCEASED #2 $3.99 APR190459-M DC
5 SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1 $3.99 APR190783-M MAR
6 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6 $4.99 APR190454-M DC
7 WAR OF THE REALMS #6 $5.99 APR190726-M MAR
8 THE IMMORTAL HULK #19 $3.99 APR190792-M MAR
9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 $3.99 APR190824-M MAR
10 THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR) $3.99 APR190202-M IMA

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR) $9.99 MAR190080 IMA
2 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC $19.99 MAR190576 DC
3 DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU TP $24.99 OCT180551 DC
4 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP $9.99 JUN180439 DC
5 DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP $15.99 FEB192149 TOK
6 DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 1 TP $15.99 JAN192254 TOK
7 TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP (DC INK) $16.99 FEB190469 DC
8 BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP $14.99 MAR190568-M DC
9 MIRACULOUS TALES: LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON 2 VOL. 4 TP $8.99 SEP181357 ACT
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 19 GN $9.99 APR192159 VIZ

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS: 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC $150.00 NOV180548 DC
2 DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU TP $24.99 OCT180551 DC
3 BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC $75.00 NOV180534 DC
4 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC $19.99 MAR190576 DC
5 BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 7 HC $125.00 OCT180558 DC
6 DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE'S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP $15.99 FEB192149 TOK
7 MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 HC $75.00 DEC181027-M MAR
8 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2  HC (MR) $49.99 FEB190389 DAR
9 DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR) $9.99 MAR190080 IMA
10 HULK BY LOEB & MCGUINNESS OMNIBUS HC $100.00 DEC181029 MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MEGA MAN ZERO: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC $44.99 APR192142 UDO
2 THE ART OF DARKSIDERS HC $49.99 FEB192162 UDO
3 ROLLED AND TOLD VOL. 1 HC $39.99 APR191818 LIO
4 THE ART OF DARKSIDERS II HC $49.99 MAR192161 UDO
5 THE ART OF DARKSIDERS III HC $49.99 DEC188955 UDO
6 PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL III: A-J $29.95 STAR00178 GEM
7 PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL 3 & 4 SET $50.00 STAR18847 GEM
8 NEIL GAIMAN: THE SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE SC $9.99 JAN198509 HAR
9 THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS HC $20.00 JAN192102 TAS
10 JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL SC $14.99 FEB191275 BOO

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE AUG188545 FUN
2 MARVEL GALLERY: CARNAGE COMIC PVC FIGURE JAN192550 DST
3 X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES NOV188066 HAS
4 MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME: HULKBUSTER PVC FIGURE JAN192549 DST
5 CAPTAIN MARVEL LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES JUL188377 HAS
6 SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES MAY198658 HAS
7 ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: GHOSTBUSTERS DELUXE 4-PIECE FIGURE SET FEB188377 MEZ
8 DC DESIGNER SERIES: SUPERGIRL BY STANLEY LAU STATUE NOV180595 DC
9 ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC SOVEREIGN KNIGHT BATMAN FIGURE MAR188642 MEZ
10 BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: BATCYCLE & FIGURE SET JAN190709 DC

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME CORE SET MAR198499 PAI
2 CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE
3 MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER AND THE ILLUMINATI BOOSTER BRICK FEB193072 NEC
4 STARFINDER RPG: BEGINNER BOX FEB193069 PAI
5 PATHFINDER RPG: OCCULT ADVENTURES POCKET EDITION MAR193051 PAI
6 PATHFINDER ACG ADVENTURE PATH: CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONE MAR198498 PAI
7 STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI
8 PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE WILDERNESS POCKET EDITION MAR193052 PAI
9 THE EXPANSE RPG HC NOV182869 GRE
10 MARVEL HEROCLIX: WOLVERINE VS. CYCLOPS REGENESIS DEC188863 NEC

 

Dollar Market Shares for June 2019
Dollar Market Share – June 2019
Unit Market Shares for June 2019
Unit Market Share – June 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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