UPDATED: Marvel Lays SIEGE to Diamond's Jan. Sales

Best Shots Advance Review: SIEGE #1

UPDATED Monday February 15th with Top 100 (with sales indexes) Comic Books and Trade Paperback/Graphic Novels sales charts [below]:

Diamond Comic Distributors released their preliminary reports for January 2010 Direct Market comic book and trade paperback sales, and as expected the debut issue of Marvel’s Siege limited series was the best-selling comic book of the month.

The Brian Bendis-written debut issue led a pack of six Marvel titles in the Top 10 for the month, with DC accounting for the other four, including the second best-selling comic of the month, Green Lantern #50.

In trade/graphic novel territory, Image’s always-strong The Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear the Hunters topped the charts.

Market Share wise, January looks like a more typical-type month at the top of the charts, somewhat off last month’s dominating performance by Marvel.

Marvel took the top publisher spot in January, leading in both the Unit Market and Dollar Shares categories, with a 42.56% Unit Market Share and a 38.77% Dollar Share for the month.

DC recorded 34.89% Unit Market Share and 29.59% Dollar Share.

January’s full Market Share chart, and the Top 100 Comic Book and Graphic Novel charts (updated with sales indexes) follow.

Look for more sales chart details and analysis later this month.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

UNIT SHARE

DOLLAR SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

42.56%

38.77%

DC COMICS

34.89%

29.59%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.20%

5.62%

IMAGE COMICS

3.37%

4.23%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.00%

3.68%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.99%

2.10%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.70%

1.80%

ARCHIE COMICS

1.01%

0.70%

WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT

0.86%

1.01%

VIZ MEDIA

0.75%

1.66%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

5.68%

10.84%

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2010

QUANTITY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 170.93   SIEGE #1 $3.99 MAR
2 2 167.72   GREEN LANTERN #50 $3.99 DC 
3 7 138.31   BATMAN AND ROBIN #7 $2.99 DC 
4 3 133.68   CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #6 $3.99 MAR
5 4 123.22   NEW AVENGERS #61 $3.99 MAR
6 6 120.90   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617 $3.99 MAR
7 10 120.47   GREEN LANTERN CORPS #44 $2.99 DC 
8 5 116.14   DARK AVENGERS #13 $3.99 MAR
9 12 109.32   BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #2 $2.99 DC 
10 15 103.61   UNCANNY X-MEN #520 $2.99 MAR
11 8 100.76   CAPTAIN AMERICA #602 $3.99 MAR
12 16 100.00   BATMAN #695 $2.99 DC 
13 9 98.10   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #41 $3.99 DC 
14 19 97.64   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #618 $2.99 MAR
15 17 96.70   BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
16 20 92.57   BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #2 $2.99 DC 
17 25 89.55   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #619 $2.99 MAR
18 27 87.22   THOR #606 $2.99 MAR
19 13 85.50   HULK #19 $3.99 MAR
20 11 83.78   SIEGE EMBEDDED #1 $3.99 MAR
21 29 81.96   DARK WOLVERINE #82 $2.99 MAR
22 32 80.12   X-FORCE #23 $2.99 MAR
23 34 77.52   X-MEN LEGACY #232 $2.99 MAR
24 14 77.51   JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #6 $3.99 DC 
25 35 74.07   BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #31 $2.99 DAR
26 36 73.90   MIGHTY AVENGERS #33 $2.99 MAR
27 37 73.68   INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #22 $2.99 MAR
28 38 73.13   KICK ASS #8 (MR) $2.99 MAR
29 18 72.38   DETECTIVE COMICS #861 $3.99 DC 
30 23 70.67   INCREDIBLE HULK #606 $3.99 MAR
31 21 69.11   SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #4 $3.99 DC 
32 22 68.73   ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
33 24 66.99   ADVENTURE COMICS #6 $3.99 DC 
34 26 66.94   FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #1 $3.99 MAR
35 44 65.05   FANTASTIC FOUR #575 $2.99 MAR
36 28 63.92   DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #7 $3.99 MAR
37 45 62.92   JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #35 $2.99 DC 
38 46 61.83   CATWOMAN #83 $2.99 DC 
39 30 61.26   ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #1 $3.99 MAR
40 48 60.93   STARMAN #81 $2.99 DC 
41 49 60.69   SECRET SIX $2.99 DC 
42 33 59.67   DARK X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
43 50 59.67   RED ROBIN #8 $2.99 DC 
44 51 59.64   ATOM AND HAWKMAN #46 $2.99 DC 
45 53 59.59   SUICIDE SQUAD #67 $2.99 DC 
46 57 58.51   DAREDEVIL #504 $2.99 MAR
47 56 57.97   POWER OF SHAZAM #48 $2.99 DC 
48 55 57.87   BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #4 $2.99 DC 
49 59 56.92   AVENGERS INITIATIVE #32 $2.99 MAR
50 58 56.62   PHANTOM STRANGER #42 $2.99 DC 
51 31 55.67   BLACKEST NIGHT #6 $3.99 DC 
52 60 55.39   WOLVERINE ORIGINS #44 $2.99 MAR
53 62 53.36   SUPERMAN BATMAN #68 $2.99 DC 
54 63 53.10   WEIRD WESTERN TALES #71 $2.99 DC 
55 39 52.93   NATION X #2 $3.99 MAR
56 64 51.57   SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #11 $2.99 DC 
57 65 51.48   DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #897 $2.99 MAR
58 40 51.37   JSA ALL STARS #2 $3.99 DC 
59 67 50.33   SUPERMAN #696 $2.99 DC 
60 41 49.91   WOLVERINE WEAPON X #9 $3.99 MAR
61 42 49.86   MARVELS PROJECT #5 $3.99 MAR
62 43 48.34   ACTION COMICS #885 $3.99 DC 
63 73 48.17   NEW MUTANTS #9 $2.99 MAR
64 70 47.90   BATGIRL #6 $2.99 DC 
65 76 47.10   SECRET WARRIORS #12 $2.99 MAR
66 77 46.85   X-FACTOR #201 $2.99 MAR
67 47 46.67   NATION X X-FACTOR $3.99 MAR
68 81 45.13   THUNDERBOLTS #140 $2.99 MAR
69 82 44.77   CABLE #22 $2.99 MAR
70 52 44.61   BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #8 $3.99 DC 
71 80 44.52   GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #8 $2.99 DC 
72 54 43.79   TEEN TITANS #79 $3.99 DC 
73 83 43.69   SUPERGIRL #49 $2.99 DC 
74 84 43.67   SPIDER-WOMAN #5 $2.99 MAR
75 85 41.63   HAUNT #4 $2.99 IMA
76 61 41.10   SIEGE STORMING ASGARD $3.99 MAR
77 197 40.25   JOE THE BARBARIAN #1 $1.00 DC 
78 87 39.64   WONDER WOMAN #40 $2.99 DC 
79 89 39.27   TITANS #21 $2.99 DC 
80 117 39.08   ARCHIE #605 $2.50 ARC
81 66 38.48   WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
82 68 37.89   DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #5 $3.99 MAR
83 94 37.40   PUNISHER #13 $2.99 MAR
84 92 37.33   WALKING DEAD #69 (MR) $2.99 IMA
85 69 36.62   INCREDIBLE HERCULES #140 $3.99 MAR
86 71 36.20   PSYLOCKE #3 $3.99 MAR
87 72 36.06   PUNISHERMAX #3 (MR) $3.99 MAR
88 100 35.65   OUTSIDERS #26 $2.99 DC 
89 91 34.98   BOYS #38 (MR) $2.99 DE
90 78 34.61   BOOSTER GOLD #28 $3.99 DC 
91 104 34.41   NOVA #33 $2.99 MAR
92 79 34.31   AVENGERS VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 $3.99 MAR
93 103 34.29   POWER GIRL #8 $2.99 DC 
94 107 34.07   GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22 $2.99 MAR
95 105 33.73   BRAVE AND THE BOLD #31 $2.99 DC 
96 111 33.37   MS MARVEL #49 $2.99 MAR
97 108 33.27   WORLDS FINEST #4 $2.99 DC 
98 112 32.05   STAR WARS LEGACY #44 MONSTER PT 2 $2.99 DAR
99 75 31.95   ANGEL #29 $3.99 IDW
100 116 31.80   FABLES #92 (MR) $2.99 DC 

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2010

QUANTITY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 26.65   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 16 9.20   UNWRITTEN TP VOL 01 TOMMY TAYLOR BOGUS IDENTITY TP (MR) $9.99 DC 
3 2 6.73   ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 22 ULTIMATUM $19.99 MAR
4 6 5.82   ULTIMATUM TP $19.99 MAR
5 12 4.77   CHILL HC (MR) $19.99 DC 
6 14 4.76   CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO REBORN TP $19.99 MAR
7 24 4.60   HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 03 THE SPACE BETWEEN (MR) $14.99 DC 
8 10 4.58   BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 22 FOOTSTEPS $19.99 DAR
9 18 4.38   STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/T OLD REPUBLIC TP VOL 08 DESTROYER $17.99 DAR
10 8 4.32   SIEGE PRELUDE TP $24.99 MAR
11 19 4.15   THOR BY J MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI PREM HC VOL 03 $19.99 MAR
12 11 3.93   NO HERO TP (MR) $19.99 AVA
13 23 3.66   TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL 02 $19.99 DC 
14 9 3.65   STAR WARS OMNIBUS SHADOWS OF EMPIRE TP VOL 01 $24.99 DAR
15 15 3.64   SPIDER-MAN ELECTION DAY TP $24.99 MAR
16 34 3.59   ULTIMATUM REQUIEM TP $15.99 MAR
17 30 3.44   BATMAN UNDER THE COWL TP $17.99 DC 
18 66 3.39   FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 22 $9.99 VIZ
19 26 3.38   INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 03 MOST WANTED BK 02 $19.99 MAR
20 22 3.36   TROUBLEMAKERS HC $19.99 FAN
21 39 3.35   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SANCTUARY TP $14.99 DC 
22 13 3.23   LIST HC $29.99 MAR
23 20 3.20   HULK FALL OF THE HULKS PRELUDE TP $24.99 MAR
24 29 3.19   ESSENTIAL AVENGERS TP VOL 07 $19.99 MAR
25 28 3.15   DAREDEVIL TP BORN AGAIN $19.99 MAR
26 70 3.14   OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 34 $10.99 DAR
27 46 3.10   GOON TP VOL 00 ROUGH STUFF REVISED ED $13.99 DAR
28 90 2.96   SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 12 $7.95 ARC
29 32 2.94   DOC SAVAGE THE SILVER PYRAMID TP $19.99 DC 
30 33 2.86   LOSERS VOLUME 1 AND 2 TP (MR) $19.99 DC 
31 53 2.85   HUMAN TARGET CHANCE MEETINGS TP $14.99 DC 
32 69 2.74   TSUBASA GN VOL 25 $10.99 RAN
33 85 2.73   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
34 59 2.57   JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA STRANGE ADVENTURES TP $14.99 DC 
35 61 2.57   YOUNG LIARS TP VOL 03 ROCK LIFE (MR) $14.99 DC 
36 96 2.53   CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
37 41 2.45   TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON TP VOL 04 $17.99 IDW
38 71 2.34   STREET FIGHTER IV TP VOL 01 $12.95 UDO
39 17 2.32   X-MEN MUTANT MASSACRE HC $39.99 MAR
40 44 2.31   TITANS TP VOL 01 OLD FRIENDS $19.99 DC 
41 4 2.31   CREEPY ARCHIVES HC VOL 05 $49.95 DAR
42 21 2.31   X-MEN ASGARDIAN WARS HC $34.99 MAR
43 47 2.30   SUPERBOY THE GREATEST TEAM UPS EVER TOLD TP $19.99 DC 
44 5 2.30   BARRY WINDSOR SMITH CONAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 $49.99 DAR
45 35 2.28   SPIDER-MAN RETURN OF BLACK CAT PREM HC $24.99 MAR
46 50 2.25   X-MEN VS AVENGERS PREM HC $19.99 MAR
47 3 2.24   MMW ATLAS ERA JUNGLE ADVENTURE HC VOL 01 $59.99 MAR
48 52 2.18   X-MEN VS FANTASTIC FOUR PREM HC $19.99 MAR
49 77 2.18   BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TP $12.99 DC 
50 58 2.18   REBELS TP VOL 01 THE COMING OF STARRO $17.99 DC 
51 8990 2.14   RED PROPHET TALES OF ALVIN MAKER PREM HC VOL 01 BM ED $19.99 MAR
52 73 2.09   SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 04 $14.99 IMA
53 7 2.07   MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 04 $54.99 MAR
54 122 2.05   FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 21 $9.99 VIZ
55 124 2.03   YU GI OH GX GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
56 57 2.02   SECRET WARRIORS VOL 02 GOD OF FEAR GOD OF WAR PREM HC $19.99 MAR
57 127 1.99   INU YASHA TP VOL 44 $9.99 VIZ
58 109 1.98   INCREDIBLES TP VOL 01 CITY OF INCREDIBLES $9.99 BOO
59 128 1.98   FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 20 $9.99 VIZ
60 64 1.98   REX MUNDI TP VOL 06 GATE OF GOD $17.99 DAR
61 130 1.97   ONE PIECE TP VOL 24 $9.99 VIZ
62 83 1.93   PLUTO URASAWA X TEZUKA GN VOL 07 $12.99 VIZ
63 117 1.92   MUPPET SHOW TREASURE OF PEG LEG WILSON TP $9.99 BOO
64 104 1.86   MAD ABOUT SUPER HEROES TP VOL 02 $12.99 DC 
65 48 1.86   OFF HB OF MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 12 $24.99 MAR
66 113 1.85   Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $12.99 DC 
67 156 1.79   FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE $9.99 DC 
68 51 1.78   AVENGERS WORLD TRUST PREM HC $24.99 MAR
69 37 1.76   LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 01 (BOOM) $24.99 BOO
70 121 1.72   NEGIMA NEO GN VOL 04 (MR) $10.99 RAN
71 55 1.70   MMW FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 03 $24.99 MAR
72 97 1.68   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA
73 139 1.64   STARCRAFT GHOST ACADEMY GN VOL 01 $10.99 TOK
74 108 1.62   MARVEL FAIRY TALES TP GN $14.99 MAR
75 74 1.62   WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC 
76 144 1.62   CARS TP VOL 02 RADIATOR SPRINGS $9.99 BOO
77 112 1.61   MARVEL DIVAS TP $14.99 MAR
78 67 1.60   BOYS TP VOL 05 HEROGASM (MR) $19.99 DE
79 99 1.60   CLEANERS TP VOL 01 ABSENT BODIES $14.95 DAR
80 27 1.57   ART OF GREG HORN HC VOL 02 COVER STORIES $39.99 IMA
81 88 1.57   DARK TOWER TREACHERY PREM HC $24.99 MAR
82 165 1.55   ONE PIECE TP VOL 25 $9.99 VIZ
83 65 1.54   THING PROJECT PEGASUS PREM HC $24.99 MAR
84 49 1.51   HULK VISIONARIES PETER DAVID TP VOL 07 $29.99 MAR
85 172 1.51   ARCHIE & FRIENDS TP VOL 02 BETTYS DIARY $9.95 ARC
86 146 1.50   WOLVERINE BLACK CAT CLAWS TP $12.99 MAR
87 25 1.49   COMPLETE CHESTER GOULDS DICK TRACY HC VOL 09 $39.99 IDW
88 40 1.47   ALIAS ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 02 $34.99 MAR
89 76 1.45   CABLE PREM HC VOL 03 STRANDED $19.99 MAR
90 132 1.44   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (MR) $12.99 IMA
91 183 1.44   NANA TP VOL 20 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
92 166 1.43   FATE STAY NIGHT GN VOL 06 $10.99 TOK
93 182 1.43   ONE PIECE TP VOL 26 $9.99 VIZ
94 168 1.43   GURREN LAGANN GN VOL 04 $10.99 BAN
95 185 1.42   ONE PIECE TP VOL 27 $9.99 VIZ
96 82 1.42   HULK SON OF HULK HC DARK SON RISING $19.99 MAR
97 187 1.41   ONE PIECE TP VOL 28 $9.99 VIZ
98 79 1.41   STAR TREK SPOCK REFLECTIONS TP $17.99 IDW
99 221 1.40   MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN AND AVENGERS TP DIGEST $9.99 MAR
100 86 1.40   AGENTS OF ATLAS TURF WARS PREM HC $19.99 MAR

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