Diamond Releases More December '08 Sales-Market Share Data

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[Updated Tuesday, January 20th: Diamond has updated their December 2008 publisher's Market Share chart, released their Top 100 charts for Comic Books and Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks and released a new chart showing the Top 50 Independent" Comics released in December (i.e. not by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, or Image).

The new follow below, immediately followed by last Thursday's original report and then the updated sales charts.]

DECEMBER TOP 50 INDEPENDENT COMICS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2008

Rank

Overall Quantity Rank

Overall Retail Rank

Index

Description

Price

Vendor

1

64

50

40.28

ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #15

$3.99

IDW

2

96

109

29.03

BOYS #25 (MR)

$2.99

DE

3

119

97

24.14

ANGEL SMILE TIME #1

$3.99

IDW

4

134

124

21.78

BLACK TERROR #2*

$3.50

DE

5

140

132

20.75

DEATH DEFYING DEVIL #1*

$3.50

DE

6

176

189

15.38

FATHOM #4

$2.99

ASP

7

180

196

14.46

RED SONJA #40

$2.99

DE

8

187

166

13.67

FARSCAPE #1

$3.99

BOO

9

194

192

12.87

TERRY MOORES ECHO #8

$3.50

ABS

10

196

175

12.83

CROSSED #2 (Of 9) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

11

197

177

12.67

TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #6

$3.99

IDW

12

199

180

12.36

TRANSFORMERS REVENGE FALLEN MOVIE PREQ ALLIANCE #1

$3.99

IDW

13

201

197

12.32

LONE RANGER #16 (MR)

$3.50

DE

14

213

228

10.93

SOULFIRE SHADOW MAGIC #1 (Of 5)*

$2.99

ASP

15

214

229

10.93

BEYOND WONDERLAND #4 (Of 6)*

$2.99

ZEN

16

215

194

10.89

DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #4

$3.99

IDW

17

217

210

10.68

JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 2 #2*

$3.50

DE

18

222

200

10.44

30 DAYS OF NIGHT 30 DAYS TIL DEATH #1

$3.99

IDW

19

223

201

10.42

DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #5

$3.99

IDW

20

225

238

10.26

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #33

$2.99

ZEN

21

226

205

10.14

TRANSFORMERS MAXIMUM DINOBOTS #1

$3.99

IDW

22

230

219

9.66

ZORRO #9*

$3.50

DE

23

235

230

9.26

TERMINATOR REVOLUTION #1*

$3.50

DE

24

240

169

9.00

GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL 2008

$5.99

ZEN

25

242

237

8.90

ARMY OF DARKNESS #15

$3.50

DE

  Thursday Diamond Comic Distributors continued their new policy of sending out thumbnail sales information for December 2008 in advance of the release of the full sales chats next week.

Coming as no surprise and as was already indirectly revealed in their release of the year-end 2008 sales charts , Marvel's Secret Invasion #8 was the top-selling comic book of the month, DC's Joker OGN by Brian Azzarello was the best-selling trade of the month, and Marvel continued its string of wins in the Market Share categories, account for nearly 50% of all wholesale dollars spent by comic book Direct Market retailers last month.

Marvel took 49.63% of the "Retail" share (previously known as "Dollar") and 45.05% of the "Quantity" (i.e. "Unit") share.

Despite those leads, the Top 10 Comic Books were a little more diverse (relatively speaking) then in recent months, with DC placing 3 of the Top 10 and Marvel taking the other 7.

DECEMBER MARKET SHARES

Based on Total Sales for Comics, Magazines, & GNs Invoiced in December 2008

Untitled Document

Publisher

Comics, Magazines, & GNs Dollar Share

Comics, Magazines, & GNs Unit Share

MARVEL COMICS 45.05% 49.63%
DC COMICS 29.05% 31.15%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.23% 4.24%
IMAGE COMICS 3.59% 3.21%
IDEA & DESIGN WORKS LLC 2.90% 2.57%
DYNAMIC FORCES 2.24% 1.92%
VIZ LLC 1.64% 0.80%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 0.87% 0.63%
TOKYOPOP 0.87% 0.36%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 0.63% 0.59%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.55% 0.11%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.50% 0.16%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.37% 0.34%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.36% 0.08%
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING-MARYLAND 0.36% 0.16%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.35% 0.38%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.29% 0.41%
DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING INC 0.26% 0.20%
ASPEN MLT INC 0.24% 0.31%
DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION 0.20% 0.07%
OTHER NON TOP 20 4.47% 2.68%
 

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2008

Qty Rank Retail Rank Index Description Price Ven New this Month
1 1 163.08 SECRET INVASION #8 (Of 8) SI* $3.99 MAR *
2 2 116.81 FINAL CRISIS #5 (Of 7) $3.99 DC *
3 3 110.12 SECRET INVASION DARK REIGN DKR* $3.99 MAR *
4 5 102.39 NEW AVENGERS #47 SI $2.99 MAR *
5 6 100.47 NEW AVENGERS #48 DKR $2.99 MAR *
6 7 100.00 BATMAN #682* $2.99 DC *
7 9 96.58 BATMAN #683* $2.99 DC *
8 10 93.92 HULK #9* $2.99 MAR *
9 11 92.10 MIGHTY AVENGERS #20 DKR $2.99 MAR *
10 4 91.61 ULTIMATUM #2 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR *
11 13 89.18 WOLVERINE #70 $2.99 MAR *
12 14 88.02 UNCANNY X-MEN #505 MD* $2.99 MAR *
13 15 85.54 BATMAN #684* $2.99 DC *
14 17 81.10 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #27 SIGHTINGS $2.99 DC *
15 19 78.94 THOR #12 $2.99 MAR *
16 20 77.81 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #28 $2.99 DC *
17 21 76.92 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #20* $2.99 DAR *
18 23 76.16 CAPTAIN AMERICA #45* $2.99 MAR *
19 24 74.66 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #579* $2.99 MAR *
20 25 74.53 JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA #21* $2.99 DC *
21 26 73.72 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #581* $2.99 MAR *
22 8 73.27 DARK REIGN NEW NATION DKR $3.99 MAR *
23 27 72.34 JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA #22* $2.99 DC *
24 31 69.50 DETECTIVE COMICS #851* $2.99 DC *
25 32 69.28 GREEN LANTERN #36 (RES) $2.99 DC *
26 12 67.90 SECRET INVASION REQUIEM #1 DKR $3.99 MAR *
27 34 67.38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #580 $2.99 MAR *
28 35 64.82 X-MEN LEGACY #219 $2.99 MAR *
29 36 62.91 X-FORCE #10* $2.99 MAR *
30 16 61.92 ASTONISHING X-MEN GHOST BOXES #2 (Of 2) $3.99 MAR *
31 38 61.17 ACTION COMICS #872 NEW KRYPTON* $2.99 DC *
32 39 60.67 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 DKR* $2.99 MAR *
33 18 59.59 BATMAN CACOPHONY #2 (Of 3)* $3.99 DC *
34 41 59.15 SUPERMAN #683 NEW KRYPTON* $2.99 DC *
35 42 57.84 FANTASTIC FOUR #562 $2.99 MAR *
36 22 57.49 DARK TOWER TREACHERY #4 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR *
37 43 56.23 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #19 SI $2.99 MAR *
38 44 55.84 AVENGERS INVADERS #7 (Of 12)* $2.99 MAR *
39 46 54.81 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #20 DKR $2.99 MAR *
40 47 54.64 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #129 $2.99 MAR *
41 49 54.06 KICK ASS #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR *
42 28 53.48 FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #4 (Of 5) $3.99 DC *
43 51 53.23 WAR MACHINE #1 DKR* $2.99 MAR *
44 29 52.72 FINAL CRISIS SECRET FILES #1 $3.99 DC *
45 30 52.65 STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS #4 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR *
46 33 51.80 X-INFERNUS #1 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR *
47 54 50.13 DEADPOOL #5 $2.99 MAR *
48 55 49.18 SUPERMAN BATMAN #54 $2.99 DC *
49 56 48.67 SUPERGIRL #36 NEW KRYPTON* $2.99 DC *
50 57 48.19 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #31 $2.99 MAR *
51 58 47.46 ULTIMATE X-MEN #99 $2.99 MAR *
52 59 47.45 DAREDEVIL #114* $2.99 MAR *
53 61 47.11 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 $2.99 DC *
54 37 46.41 ULTIMATE HULK ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR *
55 40 44.76 MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #3 (Of 4) $3.99 MAR *
56 64 44.64 TRINITY #27 $2.99 DC *
57 65 44.41 TRINITY #28 $2.99 DC *
58 66 43.74 TRINITY #29 $2.99 DC *
59 67 43.62 TRINITY #30 $2.99 DC *
60 68 43.41 TRINITY #31 $2.99 DC *
61 70 41.89 TITANS #8 $2.99 DC *
62 45 41.44 THOR GOD SIZED #1 $3.99 MAR *
63 48 40.63 MARVELS EYE O/CAMERA #1 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR *
64 50 40.28 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #15 $3.99 IDW *
65 72 39.43 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #124* $2.99 MAR *
66 73 39.38 TEEN TITANS #66 $2.99 DC *
67 52 38.97 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR *
68 53 38.93 X-MEN KINGBREAKER #1 (Of 4) $3.99 MAR *
69 77 38.92 THUNDERBOLTS #127* $2.99 MAR *
70 80 37.67 NIGHTWING #151 $2.99 DC *
71 81 37.01 SKAAR SON OF HULK #6* $2.99 MAR *
72 82 36.94 CABLE #9 $2.99 MAR *
73 83 36.83 X-FACTOR #38 $2.99 MAR *
74 85 36.39 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #59 $2.99 MAR *
75 86 35.92 WOLVERINE MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (Of 4) MD $2.99 MAR *
76 60 35.44 X-MEN NOIR #1 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR *
77 62 34.84 X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #4 (Of 5) MD $3.99 MAR *
78 88 34.78 SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #5 (Of 5) SI $2.99 MAR *
79 89 34.58 WONDER WOMAN #27* $2.99 DC *
80 90 34.41 BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #14 $2.99 DC *
81 63 34.22 SPIDER-MAN NOIR #1 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR *
82 92 33.77 GUARDIANS O/GALAXY #8* $2.99 MAR *
83 95 33.03 WHAT IF CAPTAIN AMERICA FALLEN SON $2.99 MAR *
84 96 32.64 YOUNG X-MEN #9 MD* $2.99 MAR *
85 99 31.85 MS MARVEL #34 DKR $2.99 MAR *
86 69 31.82 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #2 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR *
87 101 31.46 NOVA #20* $2.99 MAR *
88 102 31.28 WOLVERINE MANIFEST DESTINY #3 (Of 4) MD $2.99 MAR *
89 71 30.41 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #3 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR *
90 105 29.84 ROBIN #181 $2.99 DC *
91 107 29.30 STAR WARS LEGACY #31 VECTOR PART 12 O/12 $2.99 DAR *
92 75 29.26 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #4 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR *
93 76 29.25 WHAT IF SECRET WARS $3.99 MAR *
94 78 29.16 MARVELS EYE O/CAMERA #2 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR *
95 108 29.13 WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN BACK IN BLACK $2.99 MAR *
96 109 29.03 BOYS #25 (MR) $2.99 DE *
97 110 28.71 BOOSTER GOLD #15 $2.99 DC *
98 79 28.65 WHAT IF HOUSE OF M $3.99 MAR *
99 112 28.35 FLASH #247 $2.99 DC *
100 84 27.36 X-MEN SPIDER-MAN #2 (Of 4) $3.99 MAR *

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2008

Qty Rank Retail Rank Index Title Price Ven
1 1 12.81 JOKER HC $19.99 DC
2 4 7.13 WATCHMEN TP* $19.99 DC
3 12 5.74 JACK OF FABLES TP VOL 04 AMERICANA (MR) $14.99 DC
4 42 5.43 NARUTO TP VOL 33 $7.95 VIZ
5 48 4.96 STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 02 CRASH COURSE $7.95 DAR
6 17 4.57 STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 04 ALLIANCE $15.95 DAR
7 57 4.49 BLEACH TP VOL 25 $7.95 VIZ
8 3 4.34 ASTONISHING X-MEN HC VOL 02* $34.99 MAR
9 8 4.23 ULTIMATES 3 PREM HC WHO KILLED SCARLET WITCH* $24.99 MAR
10 22 4.19 BATMAN JOKERS ASYLUM TP $14.99 DC
11 9 4.00 JSA HC VOL 03 THY KINGDOM COME PART 2 $24.99 DC
12 34 3.95 SUPERMAN BATMAN VENGEANCE TP $12.99 DC
13 16 3.78 GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN HC $19.99 DC
14 11 3.62 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 01* $24.99 MAR
15 18 3.43 SPIRIT TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC
16 19 3.42 BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 20 DEMONS LAIR $19.95 DAR
17 62 3.40 WALT DISNEYS CHRISTMAS PARADE #5 $9.50 GEM
18 15 3.15 STAR WARS OMNIBUS RISE O/SITH $24.95 DAR
19 10 3.14 X-MEN COMPLETE ONSLAUGHT EPIC TP BOOK 04 $29.99 MAR
20 7 3.13 CAMELOT 3000 HC DELUXE EDITION $34.99 DC
21 36 3.00 TEEN TITANS ON THE CLOCK TP $14.99 DC
22 25 2.99 WOLVERINE ORIGINS TP VOL 05 DEADPOOL $19.99 MAR
23 35 2.97 SHOWCASE PRESENTS BRAVE & BOLD BATMAN TEAMUPS VOL 03 $16.99 DC
24 71 2.90 YOUNG LIARS TP VOL 01 DAYDREAM BELIEVER (MR) $9.99 DC
25 67 2.81 NEGIMA GN VOL 20 (MR) $10.95 RAN
26 37 2.81 RUNAWAYS TP DEAD END KIDS $15.99 MAR
27 27 2.81 BATMAN PRIVATE CASEBOOK HC $19.99 DC
28 29 2.77 V FOR VENDETTA TP* $19.99 DC
29 31 2.72 MIGHTY AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 03 SECRET INVASION BOOK 01 $19.99 MAR
30 33 2.69 SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 BRAND NEW DAY $19.99 MAR
31 41 2.55 SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
32 99 2.28 HULK 100 PROJECT $10.00 UPP
33 20 2.24 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HC VOL 01 $29.99 DE
34 38 2.22 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP CHOSEN $19.99 MAR
35 60 2.20 CABLE TP VOL 01 MESSIAH WAR $14.99 MAR
36 30 2.20 DAREDEVIL MAN WITHOUT FEAR PREM HC* $24.99 MAR
37 47 2.19 LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TP $17.99 DC
38 49 2.18 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
39 39 2.18 SUPERMAN PAST & FUTURE TP $19.99 DC
40 55 2.12 ESSENTIAL WOLVERINE TP VOL 05 $16.99 MAR
41 108 2.11 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
42 21 2.10 INFINITY CRUSADE TP VOL 01 $29.99 MAR
43 6 2.09 MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 08* $54.99 MAR
44 144 2.05 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 02 $7.99 VIZ
45 54 2.04 BRAVE & BOLD LORDS O/LUCK TP $17.99 DC
46 24 2.03 DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 02 $29.99 MAR
47 51 1.92 GUARDIANS O/GALAXY PREM HC VOL 01 LEGACY $19.99 MAR
48 59 1.90 FABLES TP VOL 11 WAR & PIECES (MR) $17.99 DC
49 5 1.89 WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $75.00 DC
50 23 1.88 SPAWN BOOK O/DEAD HC TOY ED $32.99 IMA
51 69 1.85 X-FACTOR TP VOL 05 ONLY GAME IN TOWN $15.99 MAR
52 96 1.80 MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 07 (MR) $12.95 DAR
53 102 1.80 ULTIMATE ELEKTRA DEVILS DUE TP $11.99 MAR
54 63 1.80 VINYL UNDERGROUND TP VOL 02 PRETTY DEAD THINGS (MR) $17.99 DC
55 72 1.79 ANITA BLAKE VH GUILTY PLEASURES TP VOL 02 $15.99 MAR
56 134 1.77 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE $9.99 DC
57 81 1.76 ONSLAUGHT REBORN TP $14.99 MAR
58 40 1.74 ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 06 $24.95 DAR
59 123 1.73 BLOOD PLUS GN VOL 04 $10.95 DAR
60 84 1.70 SPAWN NEO NOIR TP $14.95 IMA
61 2 1.70 SECRET WARS OMNIBUS HC* $99.99 MAR
62 85 1.69 LONE RANGER TP VOL 02 LINES NOT CROSSED $14.99 DE
63 142 1.69 PHANTOM DREAM GN VOL 01 (Of 5) (MR) $9.99 TKP
64 80 1.66 NEW EXILES TP VOL 02 SOUL AWAKENING $15.99 MAR
65 76 1.62 ESSENTIAL PUNISHER TP VOL 03 $16.99 MAR
66 26 1.62 AVENGERS PREM HC FIRST TO LAST* $34.99 MAR
67 14 1.58 CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 02 $49.95 DAR
68 46 1.58 DAREDEVIL PREM HC YELLOW $24.99 MAR
69 97 1.55 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $14.99 DC
70 32 1.54 NOVA ANNIHILATION HC $34.99 MAR
71 172 1.51 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11 DIGEST $8.99 MAR
72 200 1.42 ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 04 $7.99 VIZ
73 43 1.42 WHAT IF CLASSIC TP VOL 05 $29.99 MAR
74 167 1.40 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
75 44 1.38 MICE TEMPLAR HC VOL 01 THE PROPHECY $29.99 IMA
76 171 1.36 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ
77 101 1.36 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 03 WOLVES AT THE GATE $15.95 DAR
78 91 1.35 SILVERFISH TP (MR) $17.99 DC
79 77 1.34 LONE RANGER HC VOL 02 LINES NOT CROSSED $19.99 DE
80 137 1.33 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $12.99 DC
81 138 1.33 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (MR) $12.99 IMA
82 106 1.33 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU $15.95 DAR
83 93 1.31 PROGRAMME TP VOL 02 $17.99 DC
84 131 1.31 SPIDER-MAN DOCTOR OCTOPUS NEGATIVE EXPOSURE TP $13.99 MAR
85 61 1.31 WOLVERINE DANGEROUS GAMES PREM HC $24.99 MAR
86 178 1.29 ARCHIES GREATEST HITS TP VOL 01 $9.95 ARC
87 177 1.29 CHIBI VAMPIRE GN VOL 12 (Of 13) (MR) $9.99 TKP
88 82 1.29 X-MEN TP ANGEL REVELATIONS $19.99 MAR
89 122 1.28 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
90 195 1.28 GENTLEMENS ALLIANCE TP VOL 08 $8.99 VIZ
91 83 1.28 AMERICAN FLAGG DEFINITIVE COLL TP VOL 01 $19.99 IMA
92 86 1.25 CALIBER HC VOL 01 FIRST CANON OF JUSTICE $19.95 RAL
93 87 1.25 HERCULES HC VOL 01 THE THRACIAN WARS $19.95 RAL
94 88 1.25 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL PREM HC VOL 04 JIGSAW $19.99 MAR
95 135 1.25 PULSE TP VOL 01 THIN AIR $13.99 MAR
96 64 1.24 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 02 $24.99 IDW
97 90 1.24 HULK GIANT-SIZE HC DM ED $19.99 MAR
98 126 1.24 MIDNIGHTER TP VOL 03 ASSASSIN8 $14.99 DC
99 127 1.24 TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT RAVEN TP $14.99 DC
100 66 1.23 OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 06 $24.99 MAR
   

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