SECRET WARS Stays On Top in June While Comic Book Sales Stay Strong

"Secret Wars #3" variant cover
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

According to data released by Diamond Comic Distributors Monday morning, Marvel's Secret Wars stayed atop the Direct Market comic book sales chart, and overall industry sales were up double digits again in June versus the same month last year.

Secret Wars #3 was June's bestseller, followed by Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1 and still-strong Star Wars #6. DC cracked the Top 10 at #4 with the debut of Bryan Hitch's Justice League of America #1. Marvel and DC split the Top 10, 7 titles to 3, respctively.

Credit: Image Comics

Image's Wytches Volume 1 was the bestselling graphic novel of June.

Aided in part by shipping 11 more new titles in June than DC, Marvel handily came in first in both Market Share categories, enjoying 15 percentage point spreads over DC for the month.

Overall, 2015 continues to be the bearer of good news for comic book shops. Total comic book and graphic novel dollar sales were up nearly 17% in June compared to June 2014, and the just completed second quarter is up almost 21% in overall dollar sales compared to Q2 2014.

Year-to-date with one-half of the year now in the books, comic book sales are up 16.46% versus 2014 and overall sales are up 13.07% for the year.

The June 2015 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

40.86%

DC COMICS

25.06%

IMAGE COMICS

9.81%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.18%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.25%

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

1.93%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.83%

TITAN COMICS

1.26%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.96%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

0.72%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.13%

 

UNIT MARKET SHARE

PUBLISHER

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

43.16%

DC COMICS

28.03%

IMAGE COMICS

10.83%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.86%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.51%

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

1.74%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.65%

TITAN COMICS

1.20%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

1.01%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

0.82%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

4.19%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

72

33

0

105

DC COMICS

68

25

1

94

IMAGE COMICS

65

16

0

81

DARK HORSE COMICS

32

31

0

63

IDW PUBLISHING

41

21

0

62

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

31

10

0

41

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

27

5

0

32

TITAN COMICS

10

7

2

19

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

14

2

0

16

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

8

2

0

10

OTHER NON-TOP 10

85

136

36

257

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2015 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

-6.09%

-5.33%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.39%

23.02%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.35%

-3.30%

JUNE 2015 VS. JUNE 2014

COMICS

16.34%

14.66%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

18.03%

31.35%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

16.88%

16.01%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

16.46%

16.52%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

5.85%

4.06%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.07%

15.46%

SECOND QUARTER 2015 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2015

COMICS

19.03%

16.19%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

24.63%

31.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

20.67%

17.32%

SECOND QUARTER 2015 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014

COMICS

18.74%

19.01%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

10.43%

16.71%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

16.09%

18.82%

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

SECRET WARS #3

$3.99

MAR

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1

$3.99

MAR

3

STAR WARS #6

$3.99

MAR

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1

$5.99

DC

5

BATMAN #41

$3.99

DC

6

THORS #1

$3.99

MAR

7

DARTH VADER #6

$3.99

MAR

8

X-MEN '92 #1

$4.99

MAR

9

JUSTICE LEAGUE #41 [*]

$4.99

DC

10

GROOT #1

$3.99

MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

WYTCHES VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

IMA

2

THANOS: THE INFINITY RELATIVITY OGN HC

$24.99

MAR

3

EAST OF WEST VOLUME 4: WHO WANTS WAR TP

$14.99

IMA

4

MS. MARVEL VOLUME 3: CRUSHED TP

$15.99

MAR

5

CIVIL WAR TP

$24.99

MAR

6

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

IMA

7

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

IMA

8

HOUSE OF HEM TP

$7.99

MAR

9

ODYC VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

IMA

10

MARVEL UNIVERSE: ANT-MAN DIGEST TP

$9.99

MAR


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