UPDATE 2: FEB. 2010 Top 100 Comics & TPB/GN Sales Charts

DC First Look - BLACKEST NIGHT #7 Covers

Update March 9th: Diamond has released February 2010's Top 100 Comic Book and Top 100 Graphic Novel sales chart, with sales indexes for each title. The expanded charts appear below...

Original story: Thursday Diamond Comic Distributors released their preliminary Top 10 sales (sans sales indexes) and Market Share charts for sales in the comic book Direct Market in February 2010. While Marvel held onto their now standard lead in overall industry Unit and Dollar sales, DC finished the month with the top selling comic book, 4 of the Top 5, and 6 of the Top 10 selling titles and the bestselling trade paperback of the month.

DC’s Blackest Night #7 held off Marvel’s Siege #2 to take top honors in February. And the double-shipping of Batman & Robin (issues #8 & 9 both went on sale in Feb.) probably gave DC the edge in the month’s Top 10.

The 13th volume of always strong Fables (“The Great Fables Crossover”) top the trade/graphic novel chart, edging out Marvel/Icon’s Kick-Ass Premiere Hardcover.

In Market Share, Marvel took 45.42% of the Unit Share, and 41.66% of the Dollar Share. DC took their usual second place position with 34.37% Unit and 30.95% Dollar Share.

The Top 10 and Market Share charts follow below. Look for more details from Diamond as they release it, and much more analysis about February’s sales later this month on Newsarama...

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2010

QUANTITY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 19.40   FABLES TP VOL 13 THE GREAT FABLES CROSSOVER (MR) $17.99 DC 
2 1 14.92   KICK ASS PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
3 10 9.08   ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 02 $12.99 DC 
4 14 8.36   NARUTO TP VOL 47 $9.99 VIZ
5 28 7.20   STAR WARS ADV TP VOL 03 LUKE SKYWALKER TREASURE DRAGONSNAKES $7.95 DAR
6 11 7.06   GREEN LANTERN SECRET ORIGIN TP $14.99 DC 
7 4 6.85   DARK TOWER FALL OF GILEAD PREM HC $24.99 MAR
8 5 6.73   HELLBLAZER PANDEMONIUM HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
9 12 5.50   STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 08 TATOOINE $17.99 DAR
10 15 5.24   BERSERK TP VOL 33 $14.99 DAR
11 24 4.83   MADAME XANADU TP VOL 02 EXODUS NOIR (MR) $12.99 DC 
12 3 4.25   STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $49.99 DC 
13 16 4.13   DEADPOOL PREM HC VOL 03 X MARKS THE SPOT $19.99 MAR
14 23 3.94   HULK TP VOL 03 HULK NO MORE $15.99 MAR
15 6 3.92   PREACHER HC BOOK 02 (MR) $39.99 DC 
16 30 3.78   DC UNIVERSE ORIGINS TP $14.99 DC 
17 35 3.66   BATMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 09 $14.99 DC 
18 80 3.59   LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 09 $7.99 VIZ
19 62 3.58   MESMO DELIVERY GN VOL 01 $9.99 DAR
20 17 3.47   IGNITION CITY TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
21 47 3.43   NEGIMA GN VOL 25 (MR) $10.99 RAN
22 22 3.42   DARK AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 02 MOLECULE MAN $19.99 MAR
23 26 3.39   SHOWCASE PRESENTS SECRETS OF SINISTER HOUSE TP $17.99 DC 
24 54 3.22   TINY TITANS SIDEKICKIN IT TP $12.99 DC 
25 41 3.11   IMMORTAL WEAPONS TP $16.99 MAR
26 74 3.06   VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
27 39 3.06   ASTOUNDING WOLF MAN TP VOL 03 $16.99 IMA
28 9 3.05   DEADPOOL & CABLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 01 $39.99 MAR
29 50 3.04   WOLVERINE DARK WOLVERINE TP PRINCE $14.99 MAR
30 48 3.04   SPIDER-MAN ANTI-VENOM TP $14.99 MAR
31 49 2.99   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
32 20 2.91   HALO HELLJUMPER PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
33 13 2.89   WOLVERINE HC OLD MAN LOGAN $34.99 MAR
34 44 2.88   HITMAN TP VOL 02 10000 BULLETS $17.99 DC 
35 33 2.81   ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL TP VOL 05 $19.99 MAR
36 34 2.78   SPIDER-MAN 24 7 TP $19.99 MAR
37 18 2.72   CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 07 $24.99 IDW
38 56 2.71   BATMAN KING TUTS TOMB TP $14.99 DC 
39 7 2.67   MMW FANTASTIC FOUR HC VOL 12 $54.99 MAR
40 38 2.66   NEW AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 12 POWER LOSS $19.99 MAR
41 40 2.63   MARVEL 1602 TP $19.99 MAR
42 57 2.61   BROKEN TRINITY TP $14.99 IMA
43 25 2.48   SUPERMAN MON EL HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC 
44 27 2.46   MMW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
45 67 2.29   WAR MACHINE TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN $15.99 MAR
46 31 2.29   SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET PREM HC ELECTRO SANDMAN $24.99 MAR
47 21 2.27   FANTASTIC FOUR IN SEARCH OF GALACTUS PREM HC $29.99 MAR
48 94 2.25   YU GI OH R GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
49 19 2.18   NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION $34.99 MAR
50 98 2.17   PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO TP VOL 01 $9.99 DE
51 8 2.16   MMW GOLDEN AGE DARING MYSTERY HC VOL 02 $59.99 MAR
52 96 2.14   KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 10 (MR) $10.99 DAR
53 117 2.13   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
54 102 2.13   D GRAY MAN GN VOL 16 (MR) $9.99 VIZ
55 81 2.11   IRON MAN & ARMOR WARS GN TP $14.99 MAR
56 43 2.11   HULK PREM HC VOL 04 HULK VS X-FORCE $24.99 MAR
57 92 2.09   LUCKY STAR GN VOL 04 $10.99 BAN
58 29 2.04   ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP $29.99 MAR
59 70 2.03   DARK TOWER TREACHERY PREM HC $24.99 MAR
60 107 2.02   ONE PIECE TP VOL 29 $9.99 VIZ
61 78 2.01   LITTLE LULU TP VOL 22 BIG DIPPER CLUB $14.99 DAR
62 45 2.00   THOR BY DAN JURGENS & JOHN ROMITA JR TP VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
63 110 1.99   INU YASHA TP VOL 45 $9.99 VIZ
64 37 1.99   INDIANA JONES FURTHER ADV OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 $24.99 DAR
65 112 1.98   ONE PIECE TP VOL 30 $9.99 VIZ
66 113 1.98   ONE PIECE TP VOL 32 $9.99 VIZ
67 115 1.97   ONE PIECE TP VOL 31 $9.99 VIZ
68 116 1.97   ONE PIECE TP VOL 33 $9.99 VIZ
69 76 1.97   DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME HC $24.99 MAR
70 86 1.94   HOUSE OF M TP MASTERS OF EVIL $14.99 MAR
71 59 1.92   WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC 
72 65 1.88   X-MEN LEGACY PREM HC EMPLATE $19.99 MAR
73 55 1.85   GI JOE TP VOL 02 $19.99 IDW
74 52 1.83   DAREDEVIL LONE STRANGER TP $24.99 MAR
75 128 1.81   CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
76 69 1.80   INCREDIBLE HULK PREM HC VOL 01 SON OF BANNER $19.99 MAR
77 79 1.79   BRAVE AND THE BOLD MILESTONE TP $17.99 DC 
78 153 1.78   TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 13 $7.99 IDW
79 71 1.78   MIGHTY AVENGERS PREM HC UNSPOKEN $19.99 MAR
80 118 1.75   ANCHOR TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
81 72 1.73   STAR TREK NERO TP $17.99 IDW
82 142 1.73   UNWRITTEN TP VOL 01 TOMMY TAYLOR BOGUS IDENTITY TP (MR) $9.99 DC 
83 46 1.70   COMPLETE DRACULA HC (MR) $24.99 DE
84 88 1.67   BLACK PANTHER POWER TP $16.99 MAR
85 64 1.67   ANGEL ONLY HUMAN TP $19.99 IDW
86 82 1.66   FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE TP $17.99 DC 
87 108 1.66   SOUL EATER TP VOL 02 $10.99 HAC
88 77 1.65   FANTASTIC FOUR BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
89 32 1.64   AVENGERS KORVAC SAGA PREM HC $34.99 MAR
90 124 1.59   MUPPET PETER PAN TP VOL 01 $9.99 BOO
91 87 1.59   FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH RUN TP $17.99 DC 
92 42 1.57   KICK ASS HC TITAN UK ED (MR) $24.99 TIT
93 61 1.56   28 DAYS LATER HC VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
94 157 1.54   FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE $9.99 DC 
95 75 1.53   STAR TREK ROMULANS PAWNS OF WAR TP $19.99 IDW
96 63 1.52   CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR HC $24.99 MAR
97 51 1.51   POPGUN GN VOL 04 $29.99 IMA
98 109 1.50   IRON MAN TALES OF GOLDEN AVENGER TP GN $14.99 MAR
99 83 1.49   DOMINIC FORTUNE IT CAN HAPPEN HERE AND NOW TP (MR) $19.99 MAR
100 103 1.48   MEGA MAN MEGAMIX GN VOL 01 (OF 3) $12.95 UDO

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2010

QUANTITY RANK DOLLAR RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 213.11   BLACKEST NIGHT #7 $3.99 DC 
2 2 176.91   SIEGE #2 $3.99 MAR
3 5 155.83   GREEN LANTERN #51 $2.99 DC 
4 6 142.44   BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 $2.99 DC 
5 7 137.97   BATMAN AND ROBIN #9 $2.99 DC 
6 3 125.04   DARK AVENGERS #14 $3.99 MAR
7 4 124.66   NEW AVENGERS #62 $3.99 MAR
8 10 123.03   GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 $2.99 DC 
9 12 115.56   FLASH REBIRTH #6 $2.99 DC 
10 16 109.40   UNCANNY X-MEN #521 $2.99 MAR
11 21 109.27   THOR #607 $2.99 MAR
12 17 106.62   BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #3 $2.99 DC 
13 8 103.72   CAPTAIN AMERICA #603 $3.99 MAR
14 18 100.00   BATMAN #696 $2.99 DC 
15 22 97.67   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 $2.99 MAR
16 11 96.52   ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 $3.99 MAR
17 23 95.77   BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #3 $2.99 DC 
18 9 93.85   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42 $3.99 DC 
19 29 90.31   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #621 $2.99 MAR
20 28 89.58   BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #3 $2.99 DC 
21 30 88.04   DARK WOLVERINE #83 $2.99 MAR
22 13 87.99   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #622 $3.99 MAR
23 15 87.65   ADVENTURE COMICS WITH BLACK LANTERN SUPERBOY #7 $3.99 DC 
24 14 84.78   HULK #20 $3.99 MAR
25 33 83.77   X-MEN LEGACY #233 XN $2.99 MAR
26 34 81.62   INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23 $2.99 MAR
27 35 81.24   X-FORCE #24 XN $2.99 MAR
28 36 78.28   BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #32 $2.99 DAR
29 19 75.06   SIEGE EMBEDDED #2 $3.99 MAR
30 20 74.84   INCREDIBLE HULK #607 $3.99 MAR
31 38 72.74   DEADPOOL #19 $2.99 MAR
32 39 70.72   DEADPOOL #20 $2.99 MAR
33 31 70.55   DOOMWAR #1 $3.99 MAR
34 27 68.81   ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
35 24 68.55   BLACK LANTERN GREEN ARROW #30 $3.99 DC 
36 45 65.21   AVENGERS INITIATIVE #33 $2.99 MAR
37 32 64.05   FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #2 $3.99 MAR
38 46 63.73   JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #36 $2.99 DC 
39 48 63.13   DAREDEVIL #505 $2.99 MAR
40 49 61.80   SECRET SIX #18 $2.99 DC 
41 50 61.23   FANTASTIC FOUR #576 $2.99 MAR
42 52 59.50   RED ROBIN #9 $2.99 DC 
43 55 58.64   QUESTION #37 $2.99 DC 
44 37 57.12   DARK X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
45 58 55.93   DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #8 $2.99 MAR
46 59 55.39   THUNDERBOLTS #141 $2.99 MAR
47 25 54.69   JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
48 26 54.39   SUPERGIRL #50 $4.99 DC 
49 60 54.21   SUPERMAN BATMAN #69 $2.99 DC 
50 62 52.87   SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #12 $2.99 DC 
51 65 51.40   SUPERMAN #697 $2.99 DC 
52 66 50.55   X-FACTOR #202 $2.99 MAR
53 69 50.32   SECRET WARRIORS #13 $2.99 MAR
54 67 50.26   NEW MUTANTS #10 $2.99 MAR
55 40 50.04   NATION X #3 $3.99 MAR
56 42 49.16   WOLVERINE WEAPON X #10 $3.99 MAR
57 70 49.14   DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #896 $2.99 MAR
58 44 49.12   MARVELS PROJECT #6 $3.99 MAR
59 41 48.69   ACTION COMICS #886 $3.99 DC 
60 47 48.65   ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #2 $3.99 MAR
61 43 48.40   JSA ALL STARS #3 $3.99 DC 
62 72 48.17   BATGIRL #7 $2.99 DC 
63 75 47.14   CABLE #23 $2.99 MAR
64 51 45.60   ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #4 $3.99 MAR
65 54 44.40   DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #3 $3.99 MAR
66 77 44.33   GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #9 $2.99 DC 
67 53 44.09   BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #9 $3.99 DC 
68 56 43.30   TEEN TITANS #80 $3.99 DC 
69 57 42.97   DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #4 $3.99 MAR
70 78 42.64   SPIDER-WOMAN #6 $2.99 MAR
71 79 41.37   WONDER WOMAN #41 $2.99 DC 
72 61 41.29   MS MARVEL #50 $3.99 MAR
73 63 40.04   INCREDIBLE HERCULES #141 $3.99 MAR
74 81 39.96   TITANS #22 $2.99 DC 
75 64 39.64   WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
76 73 39.17   REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #1 $3.99 MAR
77 83 39.16   WALKING DEAD #70 $2.99 IMA
78 88 38.27   PUNISHER #14 $2.99 MAR
79 90 37.55   NOVA #34 $2.99 MAR
80 91 37.21   GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #23 $2.99 MAR
81 68 37.21   STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #4 $3.99 MAR
82 71 36.67   PUNISHERMAX #4 $3.99 MAR
83 89 36.64   HAUNT #5 $2.99 IMA
84 84 35.74   BOYS #39 $2.99 DE
85 144 35.39   PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #7 $2.99 DE
86 74 35.37   PSYLOCKE #4 $3.99 MAR
87 94 34.54   OUTSIDERS #27 $2.99 DC 
88 76 34.30   BOOSTER GOLD #29 $3.99 DC 
89 95 34.10   POWER GIRL #9 $2.99 DC 
90 99 32.79   STAR WARS LEGACY #45 $2.99 DAR
91 103 32.20   VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #5 $2.99 MAR
92 80 31.19   REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #4 $3.99 MAR
93 82 30.01   WOLVERINE SAVAGE $3.99 MAR
94 85 29.37   AVENGERS VS ATLAS #2 $3.99 MAR
95 87 29.27   REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #4 $3.99 MAR
96 86 29.16   X-MEN FOREVER #17 $3.99 MAR
97 113 28.57   JOE THE BARBARIAN #2 $2.99 DC 
98 112 27.86   CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #18 $2.99 DAR
99 115 27.50   BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #41 $2.99 DC 
100 92 27.08   GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #29 $3.99 DC 

  

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

UNIT SHARE

DOLLAR SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

45.42%

41.66%

DC COMICS

34.37%

30.95%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.47%

4.61%

IMAGE COMICS

3.38%

3.61%

IDW PUBLISHING

2.52%

3.10%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.09%

1.91%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.00%

2.21%

VIZ MEDIA

0.88%

1.96%

ARCHIE COMICS

0.83%

0.59%

WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT

0.50%

0.58%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

4.53%

8.83%

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