Top 100 Non-Premier Comics: 2018

Valiant Entertainment -- Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1Valiant Entertainment's Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1, a series from Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Kevin Grevioux, and Ken Lashley, reveals Bloodshot's origin and was the best-selling non-premier comic book of 2018.

Other titles from Valiant Entertainment among 2018's top ten best-sellers were Livewire #1 at #3 and Shadowman #1 at #5.

Oni Press had four titles among the year's top ten: Rick and Morty #37 ranked #2; Rick and Morty Presents: Pickle Rick #1, a one-shot inspired by the fan-favorite episode, ranked #6; Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 ranked #7; and Rich and Morty #38 ranked #10.

Archie Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles: Archie Meets Batman '66 #1, the first part of a six-issue mini-series co-published with DC Entertainment that brings the Riverdale teens together with the Dynamic Duo for the first time, ranked #4 for the year; Vampironica #1, a new Archie Horror title about a vampiric Veronica, ranked #8; and Nickd Spencer and Margurite Sauvage launched a new direction for Riverdale in Archie #700, which ranked #9 for the year.

TOP 100 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in 2018

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 525 575 41.77 SEP182076-M BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
2 802 664 32.51 FEB181697-M RICK & MORTY #37 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
3 933 1006 29.94 OCT181980-M LIVEWIRE #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
4 967 802 29.34 MAY181376-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
5 1009 1059 28.40 JAN182002-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
6 1120 632 26.60 SEP181899-M RICK & MORTY PRESENTS PICKLE RICK #1 $4.99 ONI PRESS INC.
7 1168 665 25.79 JAN181819-M RICK & MORTY PRESENTS THE VINDICATORS #1 $4.99 ONI PRESS INC.
8 1333 1164 22.58 JAN181214-M VAMPIRONICA #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
9 1380 1220 21.70 SEP181483-M ARCHIE #700 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
10 1388 1184 21.49 MAR181802-M RICK & MORTY #38 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
11 1391 1231 21.43 APR181671-M RICK & MORTY #39 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
12 1417 959 20.94 APR181668-M RICK & MORTY PRESENTS KROMBOPULOUS MICHAEL #1 $4.99 ONI PRESS INC.
13 1432 1157 20.74 AUG182225-M DOCTOR WHO 13TH #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
14 1451 1304 20.44 JUN181435-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #2 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
15 1580 1451 18.44 JUL181602-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #3 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
16 1669 1248 17.14 DEC171723-M RICK & MORTY #35 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
17 1687 1516 16.88 JUN181901-M RICK & MORTY #41 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
18 1698 1559 16.68 JAN181826-M RICK & MORTY #36 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
19 1702 1568 16.58 AUG181572-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #4 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
20 1719 1767 16.25 MAR181983-M HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
21 1737 1616 15.79 MAY181888-M RICK & MORTY #40 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
22 1741 1526 15.71 MAY181449 LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS MERCI #1 $3.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
23 1777 1560 15.27 MAR181065-M WALK THROUGH HELL #1 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
24 1800 1680 14.94 JUL182054-M RICK & MORTY #42 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
25 1810 1696 14.83 OCT181432-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #5 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
26 1837 1713 14.43 SEP181909-M RICK & MORTY #44 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
27 1917 1773 13.57 NOV171797-M RICK & MORTY #34 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
28 1919 1780 13.56 JUL181595-M ARCHIE 1941 #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
29 1935 1554 13.44 JUL182048-M RICK & MORTY PRESENTS SLEEPY GARY #1 $4.99 ONI PRESS INC.
30 1948 1701 13.23 OCT171635-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #3 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
31 1961 1804 13.15 AUG182110-M RICK & MORTY #43 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
32 1996 1743 12.82 JUN181502 LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS MERCI #2 $3.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
33 1997 1745 12.81 JUL181676 LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS MERCI #3 $3.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
34 2010 1573 12.72 MAY181285-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #50 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
35 2029 2052 12.52 FEB181885-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #2 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
36 2036 1868 12.47 FEB181108-M VAMPIRONICA #2 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
37 2038 1776 12.38 DEC171631-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #5 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
38 2044 1874 12.35 NOV171097 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #1 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
39 2121 1852 11.53 NOV171707-M IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST #4 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
40 2134 1961 11.43 MAR181960-M NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS ZEROS JOURNEY #1 $3.99 TOKYOPOP
41 2168 2772 11.09 MAR181998-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #3 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
42 2179 1907 10.95 APR181765-M TANK GIRL ALL STARS #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
43 2195 2239 10.84 NOV172017-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
44 2219 2053 10.66 DEC171916-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #12 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
45 2231 2102 10.59 NOV172026-M NINJA-K #3 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
46 2232 2065 10.58 JAN182025-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #13 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
47 2242 2177 10.50 DEC171907-M NINJA-K #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
48 2245 2073 10.48 APR181303-M VAMPIRONICA #3 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
49 2251 2186 10.45 FEB181890-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #14 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
50 2252 2082 10.45 JUN181442-M VAMPIRONICA #4 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
51 2271 2329 10.24 MAR181990-M HARBINGER WARS 2 PRELUDE #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
52 2276 2215 10.19 MAR182002-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
53 2286 2001 10.11 DEC171820-M BLOODBORNE #1 (MR) $3.99 TITAN COMICS
54 2289 2346 10.11 NOV172012-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #2 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
55 2298 2013 10.05 SEP181998-M LIFE IS STRANGE #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
56 2305 2134 9.96 JAN182007-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
57 2306 2138 9.96 NOV172006-M NINJAK VS VU #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
58 2327 2150 9.77 AUG181668 SIMPSONS COMICS #245 $3.99 BONGO COMICS
59 2330 4451 9.75 AUG181571 ARCHIE #699 $1.00 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
60 2340 2167 9.67 APR181851-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #16 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
61 2349 2175 9.61 NOV172030-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #5 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
62 2353 2251 9.59 DEC171902-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #6 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
63 2375 2180 9.47 NOV172035-M ETERNITY #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
64 2376 3815 9.47 JUL181526 WRONG EARTH #1 $3.99 AHOY COMICS
65 2380 2194 9.42 NOV171795-M INVADER ZIM #27 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
66 2381 2358 9.41 JUL182264-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
67 2382 2202 9.41 MAR182012-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #9 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
68 2386 2209 9.38 MAY182088-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #17 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
69 2393 2109 9.32 APR181227 WALK THROUGH HELL #2 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
70 2396 2210 9.32 JAN181824-M INVADER ZIM #29 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
71 2415 2231 9.23 OCT181439-M VAMPIRONICA #5 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
72 2418 2235 9.21 JAN181225-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #4 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
73 2426 2238 9.18 NOV171245-M ARCHIE #27 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
74 2436 2244 9.16 JUN182089-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #18 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
75 2440 2236 9.14 FEB181695-M INVADER ZIM #30 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
76 2444 2247 9.11 FEB181902-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #8 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
77 2447 2249 9.10 FEB181110-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #5 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
78 2449 4565 9.08 SEP181498 CHILLING ADV OF SABRINA #1 REPRINT (MR) $1.00 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
79 2450 2256 9.08 OCT181424-M BETTY & VERONICA #1 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
79 2450 2535 9.08 DEC171911-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #3 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
81 2453 2250 9.06 DEC171720-M INVADER ZIM #28 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
82 2455 2259 9.06 NOV171240-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #3 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
83 2464 2254 9.02 MAY181312-M RELAY #1 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
84 2470 2275 8.97 JAN182012-M NINJA-K #5 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
85 2474 2281 8.92 JAN181231-M ARCHIE #29 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
86 2476 2155 8.90 NOV171943-M ROBOTECH #6 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
87 2481 2290 8.83 MAR181800-M INVADER ZIM #31 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
88 2490 2599 8.78 APR181842-M HARBINGER WARS 2 #2 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
89 2492 2607 8.77 APR181859-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #10  $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
90 2493 2454 8.75 AUG182322-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #20 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
91 2495 2311 8.74 JAN181090 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #2 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
92 2502 2323 8.70 MAR181162-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #6 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
93 2503 2324 8.69 FEB181894-M NINJA-K #6  $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
94 2509 2625 8.65 APR181846-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
95 2522 2344 8.57 FEB181117-M ARCHIE #30 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
96 2526 2207 8.54 DEC171826-M ROBOTECH #7 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
97 2527 2343 8.53 APR181681-M INVADER ZIM #32 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
98 2540 2204 8.47 AUG171763-M TAARNA #1 $3.99 HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE
99 2541 2666 8.47 MAY182072-M BRITANNIA LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
100 2551 2356 8.43 MAY181882-M INVADER ZIM #33 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2019

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2019, with Marvel Comics leading in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.