Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2018

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 6, 2018) — A new era for the Justice League dawns as the Legion of Doom reforms in Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung's Justice League #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of June 2018 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 38.42% dollar share and a 40.98% unit share. DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 30.54% dollar share and a 33.73% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 10.46% dollar share and an 11.48% unit share. In fourth was Dark Horse Comics with a 3.23% dollar share and a 2.30% unit share, followed by IDW Publishing with a 2.46% dollar share and a 1.66% unit share, Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.10% dollar share and a 1.51% unit share, and BOOM! Studios with a 1.62% dollar share and a 1.76% unit share.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti's Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 at #3; followed by Slott's final issue of his Spider-Man run, Amazing Spider-Man #801 at #4; Skottie Young and Nic Klein's Deadpool #1 at #7, Jason Aaron and Michael del Mundo's Thor #1 at #8, and Marc Guggenheim and David Marquez's X-Men Gold #30, featuring the wedding of Rogue and Gambit, at #9. In addition to Justice League #1, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #49 at #5, King and Janin's Batman #48 at #6, and Snyder and Cheung's Justice League #2 at #10. Rounding out the top ten, Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel's The Magic Order #1 from Image Comics ranked #2. Also from the premier publishers, their top books for the June are BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 at #116, Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's America Gods: My Ainsel #4 ranked #148, IDW Publishing's Sonic the Hedgehog #6 at #156, and Dynamite Entertainment's Charlie's Angels #1 at #183.

Collecting DC Entertainment's best-selling event, the Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition hardcover was June's best-selling graphic novel. Also from DC Entertainment among the top ten, Dark Nights Metal: Dark Nights Rising, a collection of the tie-in one-shots, ranked #2; Dark Nights Metal: The Resistance, ranked #3; The Flash Volume 6: A Cold Day in Hell ranked #8; Batman: Detective Comics Volume 6: Fall of the Batmen ranked #9; and Super Sons of Tomorrow ranked #10. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Thanos Wins ranked #4, and Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet ranked #5. Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Southern Bastards Volume 4: Gut Check from Image Comics ranked #6. Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, with art by Rafael Albuquerque, ranked #7.

Documenting the world of Hyrule, Dark Horse Comics' Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia was June's best-selling book, and the deluxe edition of the book ranked #2. Marvel Press had three titles in the top ten, led by Marvel Super-Hero Adventures: Buggin' Out at #3. BOOM! Studios' Planet of the Apes Adult Coloring Book ranked #9.

The Mezco Toys' One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Spider-Man "Black Costume" Action Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was June's best-selling toy. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten: the Marvel Select: Black Panther Movie Action Figure at #2, the Marvel Gallery: Black Panther Movie PVC Figure at #3, the Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure at #5, the Marvel Gallery: Black Panther Movie: Killmonger PVC Figure at #9, and the Marvel Select: Thor Ragnarok: Gladiator Hulk Action Figure at #10. DC Collectibles charted one product, the Harley Quinn: Red White & Black Statue by Jae Lee at #8.

Dynamite Entertainment's Reanimator: The Board Game was June's best-selling game. Also in the top ten, BOOM! Studios' Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Boxed Set (2nd Edition) ranked #9.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.42%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 30.54%
IMAGE COMICS 10.46%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.23%
IDW PUBLISHING 2.46%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.10%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.62%
VIZ MEDIA 1.18%
ONI PRESS 1.09%
TITAN COMICS 0.87%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.03%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.98%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 33.73%
IMAGE COMICS 11.48%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.10%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.76%
IDW PUBLISHING 1.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.51%
ONI PRESS 0.83%
TITAN COMICS 0.68%
AFTERSHOCK COMICS 0.59%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.68%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2018 VS. MAY 2018
COMICS -16.71% -6.22%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -7.44% -8.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -14.13% -6.39%
TOYS 1.03% 4.22%
JUNE 2018 VS. JUNE 2017
COMICS -11.14% -8.93%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -2.15% -14.24%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -8.62% -9.35%
TOYS -11.53% 17.66%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017
COMICS -1.84% -9.65%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -8.12% -11.22%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.72% -9.77%
TOYS -11.98% -12.70%
SECOND QUARTER 2018 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2018
COMICS 19.97% 12.84%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 19.01% 19.68%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 19.70% 13.34%
TOYS -16.97% -7.55%
SECOND QUARTER 2018 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2017
COMICS 3.01% -4.85%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -3.41% -10.32%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 1.10% -5.28%
TOYS -14.46% -13.05%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS
SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED
MAGAZINES
SHIPPED
TOTAL
SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 87 33 0 120
DC ENTERTAINMENT 73 31 1 105
IMAGE COMICS 60 15 0 75
IDW PUBLISHING 19 18 0 37
DARK HORSE COMICS 20 15 0 35
BOOM! STUDIOS 23 10 0 33
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 18 7 0 25
TITAN COMICS 17 5 1 23
VIZ MEDIA 0 20 0 20
ONI PRESS 7 10 0 17
OTHER NON-TOP 10 113 176 19 308
TOTAL 437 340 21 798

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $3.99 APR180140-M DC
2 THE MAGIC ORDER #1 [*] (MR) $3.99 APR180455-M IMA
3 TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1 $4.99 APR180665-M MAR
4 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 $3.99 APR180766-M MAR
5 BATMAN #49 $2.99 APR180171-M DC
6 BATMAN #48 $2.99 APR180169-M DC
7 DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 APR180698-M MAR
8 THOR #1 $5.99 APR180649-M MAR
9 X-MEN GOLD #30 $4.99 APR180810-M MAR
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 APR180143-M DC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $3.99 APR180140-M DC
2 TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1 $4.99 APR180665-M MAR
3 DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 APR180698-M MAR
4 THOR #1 $5.99 APR180649-M MAR
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801 $3.99 APR180766-M MAR
6 X-MEN GOLD #30 $4.99 APR180810-M MAR
7 THE IMMORTAL HULK #1 $4.99 APR180691-M MAR
8 BATMAN #49 $2.99 APR180171-M DC
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 APR180143-M DC
10 VENOM #2 $3.99 APR180768-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK NIGHTS: METAL DELUXE EDITION HC $29.99 JAN180379 DC
2 DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DARK NIGHTS RISING HC $29.99 JAN180380 DC
3 DARK NIGHTS: METAL: THE RESISTANCE TP $24.99 JAN180381 DC
4 THANOS WINS TP $19.99 APR180867-M MAR
5 THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MAR
6 SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL. 4: GUT CHECK TP (MR) $16.99 NOV170835 IMA
7 NEIL GAIMAN: A STUDY IN EMERALD HC $17.99 FEB180021 DAR
8 THE FLASH VOL. 6: A COLD DAY IN HELL TP $16.99 MAR180343 DC
9 BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 6 FALL OF THE BATMEN TP $19.99 MAR180334 DC
10 SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW TP $14.99 MAR180354 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK NIGHTS: METAL DELUXE EDITION HC $29.99 JAN180379 DC
2 DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DARK NIGHTS RISING HC $29.99 JAN180380 DC
3 INFINITE CRISIS OMNIBUS HC $150.00 JAN180406 DC
4 DARK NIGHTS: METAL: THE RESISTANCE TP $24.99 JAN180381 DC
5 THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MAR
6 MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC $125.00 DEC170940 MAR
7 THANOS WINS CATES TP $19.99 APR180867-M MAR
8 WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC $99.99 DEC170399 DC
9 RUNAWAYS BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN & ADRIAN ALPHONA OMNIBUS HC $125.00 DEC170944 MAR
10 ABSOLUTE SANDMAN OVERTURE HC (MR) $125.00 NOV170387 DC

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $39.99 DEC170068 DAR
2 LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA DELUXE EDITION HC $79.99 DEC170073 DAR
3 MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES: BUGGIN OUT SC $4.99 APR181653 MAR
4 THE SHADOW VOLUME 130 SC $14.95 MAR182184 SAN
5 THE ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC $24.95 MAR181669 FLE
6 HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA STUDIO EDITION $50.00 MAR181670 FLE
7 WORLD OF READING: MEET ANT-MAN AND THE WASP SC $4.99 APR181654 MAR
8 NOCTURNALS ANNIVERSARY ART BOOK SC $14.99 APR181597 HER
9 PLANET OF THE APES ADULT COLORING BOOK SC $16.99 FEB181205 BOO
10 GROW UP ANT-MAN HC $12.99 APR181652 MAR

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL SPIDER-MAN "BLACK COSTUME" FIGURE FEB178708 MEZ
2 MARVEL SELECT: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE ACTION FIGURE SEP172486 DST
3 MARVEL GALLERY: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE PVC FIGURE DEC172278 DST
4 HARLEY QUINN: "WAITING FOR MY J MAN" STATUE DEC168559 MON
5 MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE MAR101468 DST
6 DC COMICS REBIRTH: BATMAN ARTFX+ STATUE NOV172822 KOT
7 POP! RICK & MORTY: PICKLE RICK "NO LIMBS" VINYL FIGURE DEC178162 FUN
8 HARLEY QUINN: RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY JAE LEE NOV170395 DC
9 MARVEL GALLERY: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE: KILLMONGER PVC FIGURE JAN182376 DST
10 MARVEL SELECT: THOR RAGNAROK: GLADIATOR HULK ACTION FIGURE JUL172803 DST

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 REANIMATOR COLLECTIBLE BOARD GAME DEC171511 DE
2 STRANGER THINGS: EGGO CARD GAME NOV178197 HAS
3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BATTLEBOND APR182619 WIZ
4 YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION SPECIAL EDITION APR182566 KON
5 YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION BOOSTER PACKS MAR182721 KON
6 RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL CARD GAME APR188202 PSI
7 MUNCHKIN CCG: DESOLATION OF BLARG BOOSTER PACKS FEB182814 PSI
8 DEADPOOL MONOPOLY JUL178753 HAS
9 MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME HC BOXED SET (2ND EDITION) FEB151158 BOO
10 YU-GI-OH! TCG: DARK SAVIORS BOOSTER PACKS APR182565 KON

 

Dollar Market Shares for June 2018
Dollar Market Share – June 2018
Unit Market Shares for June 2018
Unit Market Share – June 2018

 

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 inNorth Americaand 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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