Publisher Market Shares: April 2017

Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar Share and Unit Share in April 2017, based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines to comic book specialty stores, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2017

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 34.95%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 30.49%
IMAGE COMICS 10.54%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.46%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.63%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.27%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.44%
VIZ MEDIA 1.30%
TITAN COMICS 1.30%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.90%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.80%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.80%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.75%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.56%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.50%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.47%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.34%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.31%
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS 0.30%
JOE BOOKS INC. 0.28%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 3.61%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 38.23%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 34.34%
IMAGE COMICS 9.86%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.06%
IDW PUBLISHING 2.95%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.95%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.60%
TITAN COMICS 1.20%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.87%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.79%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.52%
VIZ MEDIA 0.48%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.42%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.42%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.41%
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS 0.27%
JOE BOOKS INC. 0.18%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.16%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.14%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.10%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 2.05%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2017

  DOLLARS UNITS
APRIL 2017 VS. MARCH 2017
COMICS -9.47% -5.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -10.77% -6.00%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -9.87% -5.36%
TOYS -45.50% -39.17%
APRIL 2017 VS. APRIL 2016
COMICS -11.28% -4.66%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -17.18% -15.47%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -13.18% -5.62%
TOYS -20.01% -21.08%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2016
COMICS -2.53% 6.89%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -12.41% -14.02%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -5.74% 5.04%
TOYS -6.38% -5.57%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2017

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 93 41 0 134
DC ENTERTAINMENT 78 33 1 112
IMAGE COMICS 57 11 1 69
IDW PUBLISHING 47 15 0 62
DARK HORSE COMICS 20 21 0 41
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 26 12 0 38
VIZ MEDIA 0 30 0 30
TITAN COMICS 23 2 1 26
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 15 6 0 21
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 12 3 0 15
OTHER NON-TOP 10 108 112 31 251

 

Dollar Market Shares for April 2017

Dollar Market Share – April 2017

Unit Market Shares for April 2017

Unit Market Share – April 2017

 

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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