SPIDER-VERSE Powers SPIDEY to Top of November Sales Charts in Another Up Month

Amazing Spider-Man #9
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Diamond Comic Distributors released their November 2015 sales charts and market share report for the comic book direct market Friday morning, and the start of the Spider-Man event "Spider-Verse" powered Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man #9 to top of the charts in another up sales month over last year -- despite the temporary bump in its price tag to $4.99.

All-New Captain America #1 starring Sam Wilson as Cap had to settle second place, while DC's Batman #36 took the third slot.

Somewhat interestingly, the top seven-selling titles and eight of ten were issues of ongoing series, helped along by three new #1's by Marvel.

The Walking Dead Vol. 22: A New Beginning
The Walking Dead Vol. 22: A New Beginning
Credit: Image Comics

The bestselling graphic novel of November was no surprise - Image's The Walking Dead Vol. 22: A New Beginning took that franchise's usual place at the top of the charts, followed by DC's original graphic novel Teen Titans: Earth One.

Marvel led both market share categories as usual in a relatively usual month up and down the chart.

And 2014 continued to close strongly, with November sales up a total of 8.36% in dollars over the same month last year. The increase was mostly due to strength in graphic novel sales - up over 14% from last year as retailer stocked their shelves for the gift giving season.

Year-to-date, overall comics sales are up 4.52% in dollars through November versus 2013. You glass-half-filled people, however, can retort that comic book unit sales are down 1/10th of 1% compared to last year and overall unit sales are up just 0.39%.

The November 2014 Market Share, Comparative Sales Data, and New Titles Shipped charts, along with Top 10 Comic Books and Top 10 Graphic Novels charts follow below.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

34.88%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

27.47%

IMAGE COMICS

10.62%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.65%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.85%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.84%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.73%

RANDOM HOUSE

1.20%

VIZ MEDIA

0.97%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

0.77%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.01%

 

UNIT MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

37.82%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

31.64%

IMAGE COMICS

11.06%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.53%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.58%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.68%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.54%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

0.73%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.58%

TITAN

0.56%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

4.30%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL SHIPPED

DC COMICS

95

29

0

124

MARVEL COMICS

76

37

0

113

IMAGE COMICS

74

13

0

87

IDW PUBLISHING

46

27

0

73

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

27

0

63

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

41

6

0

47

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

33

10

0

43

VIZ LLC

0

31

0

31

RANDOM HOUSE

4

24

0

28

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

7

7

OTHER NON-TOP 10

94

97

25

216

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

NOVEMBER 2014 VS. OCTOBER 2014

COMICS

-22.73%

-22.12%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-8.49%

-3.21%

TOTAL

-18.40%

-20.73%

NOVEMBER 2014 VS. NOVEMBER 2013

COMICS

5.47%

5.84%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.44%

21.00%

TOTAL

8.36%

7.03%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

3.80%

-0.11%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.16%

6.52%

TOTAL

4.52%

0.39%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9

$4.99

MAR

2

ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

$3.99

MAR

3

BATMAN #36

$3.99

DC

4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10

$3.99

MAR

5

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

$3.99

MAR

6

THOR #2

$3.99

MAR

7

SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1

$3.99

MAR

8

AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #4

$3.99

MAR

9

AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #5

$3.99

MAR

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE #36

$3.99

DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 22: A NEW BEGINNING TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

2

TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE VOLUME 1 HC

$22.99

DC

3

SAGA DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 1 HC

$49.99

IMA

4

THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 1: THE FAUST ACT TP (MR)

$9.99

IMA

5

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

IMA

6

SERENITY: LEAVES ON WIND HC

$19.99

DAR

7

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOL. 9: RIFT PART 3 TP

$10.99

DAR

8

BATMAN ETERNAL VOLUME 1 TP (N52)

$39.99

DC

9

THE WAKE HC (MR)

$24.99

DC

10

DEADPOOL VOLUME 6: ORIGINAL SIN TP

$17.99

MAR

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