Diamond Announces Top Products for January 2020

 

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (February 14, 2020) — Wonder Woman reached an historic milestone in Wonder Woman #750, featuring stories from an all-star roster of creators celebrating her nearly 80 year history, giving DC the best-selling comic book of January 2020 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was January's top publisher with a 39.98% dollar share and a 46.67% unit share. DC placed second at 29.33% and 29.73%, respectively. Image Comics was third, with a market share of 5.60% in both categories, followed by IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, VIZ Media, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Marvel Comics had eight titles in the top ten. Donny Cates and Nic Klein's Thor #1, beginning a new era of Thor as the Herald of Galactus, was their top book at #2, followed by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz's Star Wars #1 at #3, X-Men #4 at #4, X-Men #5 at #5, Al Ewing and Juan Cabal's Guardians of the Galaxy #1 at #6, Amazing Spider-Man #38 at #8, Amazing Spider-Man #37 at #9, and Star #1 at #10. DC had two titles in the top ten; in addition to Wonder Woman #750, James Tynion IV, Tony S. Daniel, and Danny Miki's Batman #86 ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' top book, Spawn #304, ranked #40 for the month; BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ranked #54; Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1, beginning a crossover with the characters from Chaos! Comics, ranked #86; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101 ranked #89; and Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things: Into the Fire #1 ranked #134.

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage, collecting Marvel Comics' crossover event, was January's best-selling graphic novel. Also in the top ten from Marvel Comics, League of Legends: Lux ranked #4 and House of X/Powers of X ranked #5. DC had four titles in the top ten; Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Victoria Ying's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, the young readers graphic novel about Wonder Woman's childhood, was their top book at #2. Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten; their best-selling book, Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, ranked #6.

BBC Books' Doctor Who: Star Tales, an anthology in which the Doctor meets celebrities in her travels through time and space, was January's best-selling book.

Inspired by George Perez's artwork from 1991's The Infinity Gauntlet, Funko's POP! Marvel Heroes: Thanos Snap 6-Inch Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive, repeated at the top of the sales charts in January as the month's best-selling toy product. DC Collectibles had two products in the top ten, the Dark Nights Metal: The Batman Who Laughs & Robins Deluxe Statue at #2 and the DC Bombshells: Death Statue, inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, at #3. Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten; their top product, the Marvel Animated: Venom & Spider-Man Statue, ranked #7.

Green Ronin Publishing's Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting was, for the second month in the row, the best-selling game product in January. Paizo also had a strong month, with eight of the month's top ten best-selling products, led by the Starfinder RPG Core Rulebook at #2.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 39.98%
DC COMICS 29.33%
IMAGE COMICS 5.60%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.05%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.09%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.04%
VIZ MEDIA 2.59%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.21%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.76%
TITAN COMICS 0.57%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.77%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 46.67%
DC COMICS 29.73%
IMAGE COMICS 5.60%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.28%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.10%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.28%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.08%
VIZ MEDIA 1.04%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.48%
ABLAZE 0.43%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 5.30%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
JANUARY 2020 VS. DECEMBER 2019
COMICS -2.48% -1.59%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 29.62% 36.99%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 5.84% 0.73%
TOYS -1.05% -4.04%
JANUARY 2020 VS. JANUARY 2019
COMICS -6.70% -8.64%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 5.09% 0.00%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.26% -7.99%
TOYS 4.00% -16.26%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS
SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED
MAGAZINES
SHIPPED
TOTAL
SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 101 56 0 157
DC COMICS 98 30 0 128
IDW PUBLISHING 35 16 0 51
IMAGE COMICS 43 7 0 50
VIZ MEDIA LLC 0 43 0 43
DARK HORSE COMICS 25 9 0 34
BOOM! STUDIOS 22 6 0 28
SOURCE POINT PRESS 16 3 0 19
DYNAMITE 14 4 0 18
TITAN COMICS 6 2 3 11
OTHER NON-TOP 10 130 235 28 393
TOTAL 490 411 31 932

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WONDER WOMAN #750 $9.99 NOV190399-M DC
2 THOR #1 $4.99 AUG199016-M MAR
3 STAR WARS #1 $4.99 AUG199000-M MAR
4 X-MEN #4 $3.99 OCT190906-M MAR
5 X-MEN #5 $3.99 AUG199030-M MAR
6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $4.99 NOV190742-M MAR
7 BATMAN #86 $3.99 NOV190411-M DC
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 $3.99 NOV190915-M MAR
9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 $3.99 NOV190913-M MAR
10 STAR #1 $3.99 NOV190799-M MAR

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WONDER WOMAN #750 $9.99 NOV190399-M DC
2 THOR #1 $4.99 AUG199016-M MAR
3 STAR WARS #1 $4.99 AUG199000-M MAR
4 X-MEN #4 $3.99 OCT190906-M MAR
5 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $4.99 NOV190742-M MAR
6 X-MEN #5 $3.99 AUG199030-M MAR
7 THE JOKER/HARLEY: CRIMINAL SANITY #2 (MR) [*] $5.99 SEP190500-M DC
8 BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #6 $4.99 NOV190433-M DC
9 IRON MAN 2020 #1 $4.99 NOV190753-M MAR
10 VENOM: THE END #1 $4.99 NOV190795-M MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TP $29.99 OCT191107 MAR
2 DIANA: PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS TP $9.99 SEP190470 DC
3 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 JUN190614-M DC
4 LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: LUX TP $15.99 JUL191064 MAR
5 HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X HC $60.00 SEP190963-M MAR
6 STRANGER THINGS: ZOMBIE BOYS TP $10.99 OCT190311 DAR
7 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 22 GN $9.99 OCT192290 VIZ
8 BLACK HAMMER VOL. 4: AGE OF DOOM PART II TP $19.99 MAY190209 DAR
9 GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY TP $9.99 SEP190471 DC
10 WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER TP $16.99 SEP190472 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 INCREDIBLE HULK BY PETER DAVID OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC $125.00 JUL191095-M MAR
2 CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC $125.00 JUL191093-M MAR
3 HOUSE OF X/POWERS OF X HC $60.00 SEP190963-M MAR
4 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE TP $29.99 OCT191107 MAR
5 DAREDEVIL BY BENDIS & MALEEV OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC $100.00 JUL191088 MAR
6 JUNJI ITO: NO LONGER HUMAN HC (MR) $34.99 OCT192289 VIZ
7 WATCHMEN TP $24.99 JUN190614-M DC
8 BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE OMNIBUS HC $125.00 MAY190477 DC
9 MARVEL MASTERWORKS: DAREDEVIL VOL. 14 HC $75.00 JUL191091-M MAR
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION: MAXIMUM CARNAGE TP $39.99 OCT191135 MAR

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOCTOR WHO: STAR TALES HC $16.99 MAY198373 PEN
2 DOCTOR WHOL REVELATION OF THE DALEKS HC $16.99 JAN198797 PEN
3 BLACK WIDOW LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK $4.99 NOV191744 RAN
4 OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 49 SC $29.95 APR191757-M GEM
5 BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC $44.99 MAR172148 UDO
6 SWORD ART ONLINE VOL. 18: ALICIZATION LASTING SC $14.00 OCT192330 YEN
7 FROZEN: I AM ELSA LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK $4.99 NOV191746 RAN
8 FROZEN: I AM ANNA LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK $4.99 NOV191745 RAN
9 THE SHADOW NOVEL VOL. 151 SC $19.95 DEC191846 SAN
10 THE SHADOW NOVEL VOL. 150 SC $19.95 DEC191845 SAN

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! MARVEL HEROES: THANOS SNAP 6-INCH DELUXE VINYL FIGURE MAY198251 FUN
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS & ROBINS DELUXE STATUE MAY190542 DC
3 DC BOMBSHELLS: DEATH STATUE MAY190539 DC
4 FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES SEP198358 HAS
5 SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES SEP198357 HAS
6 POP! DRAGON BALL Z: SUPER SAIYAN 2 VEGETA VINYL FIGURE JAN199073 FUN
7 MARVEL ANIMATED: VENOM & SPIDER-MAN STATUE JUN192393 DST
8 MARVEL SELECT: AVENGERS ENDGAME: HERO SUIT HULK FIGURE JUL192664 DST
9 MARVEL SELECT: SPIDER-MAN PS4 VIDEO GAME FIGURE AUG192734 DST
10 MARVEL GALLERY: 1990S SPIDER-MAN PVC FIGURE JUN192391 DST

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE
2 STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI
3 CREATURE CODEX HC JUL183073 PAI
4 PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITION HC (P2) MAY193228 PAI
5 D&D ICONS OF THE REALM: VOLO & MORDENKAINEN BOOSTER BRICK MAY198224 NEC
6 PATHFINDER: GAME MASTER SCREEN (P2) MAY193238 PAI
7 PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI
8 PATHFINDER: BESTIARY HC (P2) MAY193229 PAI
9 PATHFINDER: BESTIARY SPECIAL EDITION HC (P2) MAY193230 PAI
10 STARFINDER RPG: ARMORY HC MAY182931 PAI

 

Dollar Market Shares for January 2020
Dollar Market Share – January 2020
Unit Market Shares for January 2020
Unit Market Share – January 2020

 

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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