Top Sellers: April 2018

Presenting April 2018's Top Sellers in the categories of Magazines, Videos, Books, Trading Cards, Apparel, Prints & Posters, and Collectible Items based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.43 MAY170010 MOEBIUS LIBRARY ART OF EDENA HC $34.99 DAR
2 4 0.63 FEB181570 BE PREPARED GN $12.99 STM
3 5 0.50 JAN182170 SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 128 SHADOWED MILLIONS $14.95 SAN
4 9 0.40 FEB182114 STAR TREK LIGHT & SOUND TRICORDER KIT $12.95 HAC
5 10 0.39 FEB182113 STAR TREK LIGHT & SOUND BORG CUBE KIT $12.95 HAC
6 3 0.37 NOV171318 POWER RANGERS ARTIST TRIBUTE HC $24.99 BOO
7 14 0.34 FEB182109 HARRY POTTER TALKING DOBBY W BOOK KIT $12.95 HAC
8 2 0.33 OCT178150 ART OF GOD OF WAR HC $39.99 DAR
9 19 0.32 FEB182054 LITTLE BOOK OF BATMAN FLEXICOVER $10.00 TAS
10 26 0.32 FEB181955 POKEMON SEEK & FIND HC LEGENDARY POKEMON $9.99 VIZ

TOP 10 MAGAZINES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 3.71 FEB180275 MAD MAGAZINE #1 $5.99 DC
2 2 1.19 JAN181983 ALTER EGO #152 $9.95 TWO
3 5 1.00 FEB182143-M STAR WARS INSIDER #180 $7.99 TTN
4 3 0.81 JAN182181 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #523 $11.99 PAN
5 10 0.71 FEB182130 THE CREEPS #14 (MR) $5.95 WAR
6 15 0.47 FEB182131 HORRORHOUND 2018 SPRING ANNUAL SPECIAL $5.00 HOR
7 8 0.46 DEC171889 BACK ISSUE #61 LONGBOX EDITION $8.95 TWO
8 12 0.39 FEB182120 HI FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE QUARTERLY #47 $7.95 ATT
9 4 0.36 DEC171745 2000 AD PACK FEB 2018 $27.00 REB
10 7 0.34 NOV172241 BRICKJOURNAL #50 SPECIAL EDITION $17.95 TWO

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 NOV178061 TOPPS 2018 WALKING DEAD ROAD TO ALEXANDRIA T/C BOX $72.77 TOP
2 6 SEP178605 TOPPS 2018 GYPSY QUEEN BASEBALL T/C BOX $75.05 TOP
3 1 NOV178530 BLACK PANTHER MOVIE PLAYING CARDS $5.99 NMR
4 2 NOV178532 DC DARK KNIGHT JOKER PLAYING CARDS $5.99 NMR
5 7 NOV178646 ST DEEP SPACE NINE HEROES AND VILLAINS T/C BOX $68.74 RIT
6 8 AUG179043 TOPPS 2018 WACKY PACKAGES MOVIES T/C COLL BOX $72.76 TOP
7 3 JAN182807 BOB ROSS QUOTES PLAYING CARDS $5.99 NMR
8 9 JUN178738 TOPPS 2018 BASEBALL SERIES 1 T/C BOX $49.66 TOP
9 4 NOV178531 MARVEL INHUMANS PLAYING CARDS $5.99 NMR
10 14 JUN178831 TOPPS 2017 STAR WARS HIGH TEK T/C BOX $56.86 TOP

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 4 FEB188505 ACTION #1000 SUPERMAN T/S XL $19.95 GRA
3 2 NOV178246 PINKY AND THE BRAIN 2PC LAPEL PIN SET $9.99 BIO
4 8 FEB188506 ACTION #1000 SUPERMAN T/S XXL $22.95 GRA
5 3 NOV178247 REN & STIMPY 3PC LAPEL PIN SET $9.99 BIO
6 7 FEB188504 ACTION #1000 SUPERMAN T/S LG $19.95 GRA
7 17 OCT168697 DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN COSTUME CAPE $26.50 RUB
8 5 NOV178248 RUGRATS 3 PC LAPEL PIN SET $9.99 BIO
9 14 MAY178976 SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING BI-FOLD WALLET $22.99 BIO
10 13 MAR148288 ALIEN NOSTROMO HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JAN188154 ACTION COMICS 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN POSTER $9.99 DC
2 2 FEB180949 DEADPOOL #300 BY KOBLISH POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 4 FEB180952 BLACK PANTHER #1 BY ACUNA POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 5 FEB180953 VENOM #1 BY STEGMAN POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 6 FEB180951 AVENGERS #1 BY MCGUINNESS POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 7 FEB180950 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE BY MCNIVEN POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 8 FEB180954 DOMINO BY LAND POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 3 JAN181030 HULK BY BROOKS VINYL POSTER $34.99 MAR
9 10 JAN180056 FCBD 2018 COMM ARTIST BLUMENREICH POSTER (NET) $5.50 DIA
10 11 NOV171091 RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER BY STELFREEZE POSTER $8.99 MAR

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2018

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 28 OCT178371 OVERWATCH FIGURE HANGERS 24PC BMB DS $215.76 UCC
2 17 SEP173003 RICK AND MORTY MR MEESEEKS COIN BANK $27.99 SUR
3 60 JAN182804 BOB ROSS 1-1/4IN 144 PIECE BUTTON ASST $142.56 NMR
4 35 FEB182744 STAR TREK TNG COMMUNICATOR PIN REPLICA BLUETOOTH SPEAKER $79.99 MAS
5 16 SEP173002 RICK AND MORTY RICK 3D MOLDED MUG $18.99 SUR
6 54 OCT178491 POKEMON EEVEE PLUSH CLIPS 9PC DIS $116.91 UCC
7 20 OCT178687 JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE BLACK BATARANG PX LETTER OPENER $25.00 ICO
8 115 OCT178365 EXPLODING KITTENS FIGURE HANGERS 24PC BMB DS $191.76 UCC
9 105 OCT178367 STEVEN UNIVERSE FIGURE HANGERS 24PC BMB DS $167.76 UCC
10 83 MAY179034 INVADER ZIM BUILDABLE FIGURE 24PC BMB DS $119.76 UCC

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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 stores 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.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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Publisher Market Shares: September 2018

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in September 2018, with Marvel Comics the leader in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.