Diamond's June 2008 Sales Charts & Market Share Report

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Diamond Comics Distributors released their Top 100 Comic Book and Graphic Novel sales charts and market share report for the June 2008 comic book direct market on Monday, and Marvel led the industry with one of the more sizeable market share leads in recent memory.

Powered by the success of the two bestselling comic books of month (Secret Invasion #3 and Ultimate Origins #1, respectively), and eight of the Top 10, Marvel accounted for nearly half of the comics and graphic novels sold to retailers in June, at 48.39%. DC came in second with 29.56%. As usual, the numbers weren't quite as pronounced on the dollar share side, with Marvel leading the pack with 41.74% vs. DC's 29.45%.

Perhaps helping DC's relative dollar share figure was having the two bestselling trade paperbacks of the month Y The Last Man Vol 10: Whys & Wherefores and Fables Vol 10: The Good Prince, respectively.

All three charts follow below (and pardon some formatting irregularity) and look for much more analysis of the June 2008 sales figures here at Newsarama soon.

JUNE 2008 MARKET SHARES

Based on Actual Sales for Comics, Magazines, & GNs Invoiced in June 2008

Publisher

Comics, Magazines, & GNs Dollar Share

Comics, Magazines, & GNs Unit Share

MARVEL COMICS 41.74% 48.39%
DC COMICS 29.45% 29.56%
DARK HORSE COMICS 7.52% 5.42%
IMAGE COMICS 4.30% 3.08%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.10% 3.28%
VIZ MEDIA 1.47% 0.79%
DYNAMIC FORCES 1.30% 1.67%
TOKYOPOP 1.26% 0.54%
WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT 0.92% 0.72%
DIGITAL MANGA DISTRIBUTION 0.54% 0.20%
AVATAR PRESS 0.46% 0.63%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.41% 0.15%
UDON ENTERTAINMENT CORP 0.36% 0.07%
GEMSTONE PUBLISHING 0.34% 0.17%
DEVILS DUE PUBLISHING INC 0.31% 0.27%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.31% 0.42%
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS 0.28% 0.08%
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 0.27% 0.27%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.27% 0.43%
VIRGIN COMICS 0.25% 0.28%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 5.14% 3.58%

TOP 100 COMICS

Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2008

Qty Rank Retail Rank Index Description Price Ven
1 1 359.23 SECRET INVASION #3 (Of 8) SI* $3.99 MAR
2 3 278.86 ULTIMATE ORIGINS #1 (Of 5)* $2.99 MAR
3 2 257.73 FINAL CRISIS #2 (Of 7) $3.99 DC
4 4 221.78 NEW AVENGERS #42 SI $2.99 MAR
5 6 200.38 WOLVERINE #66 DWS* $2.99 MAR
6 7 195.60 ULTIMATES 3 #4 (Of 5)* $2.99 MAR
7 8 192.18 MIGHTY AVENGERS #15 SI $2.99 MAR
8 9 185.20 HULK #4 $2.99 MAR
9 10 173.78 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 $2.99 DC
10 11 169.69 AVENGERS INVADERS #2 (Of 12)* $2.99 MAR
11 13 165.78 UNCANNY X-MEN #499 DWS $2.99 MAR
12 14 164.48 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #15 $2.99 DAR
13 15 162.28 CAPTAIN AMERICA #39 $2.99 MAR
14 5 162.04 DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME #4 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR
15 16 158.07 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #16* $2.99 DC
16 17 150.65 SKAAR SON OF HULK #1* $2.99 MAR
17 18 147.94 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #561 $2.99 MAR
18 19 146.96 X-MEN LEGACY #213 DWS $2.99 MAR
19 20 145.97 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #562 $2.99 MAR
20 21 144.71 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #563 $2.99 MAR
21 22 143.98 TRINITY #1** $2.99 DC
22 23 141.09 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #2 $2.99 MAR
23 24 132.54 GREEN LANTERN #32 $2.99 DC
24 26 130.00 TRINITY #2** $2.99 DC
25 28 127.22 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #14 SI $2.99 MAR
26 30 124.70 FANTASTIC FOUR #558 $2.99 MAR
27 12 124.69 SECRET INVASION WHO DO YOU TRUST $3.99 MAR
28 31 124.65 TRINITY #3** $2.99 DC
29 33 120.11 TRINITY #4** $2.99 DC
30 34 116.90 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #123 $2.99 MAR
31 35 111.68 SUPERMAN #677* $2.99 DC
32 36 111.43 TITANS #3 $2.99 DC
33 38 108.29 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #118 SI $2.99 MAR
34 39 107.48 SUPERMAN BATMAN #49 $2.99 DC
35 40 105.14 SECRET INVASION FANTASTIC FOUR #2 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
36 41 104.04 KICK ASS #3 (MR) $2.99 MAR
37 42 102.53 ACTION COMICS #866 $2.99 DC
38 43 102.46 SECRET INVASION RUNAWAYS YOUNG AVENGERS #1 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
39 44 102.20 CABLE #4 DWS* $2.99 MAR
40 45 100.00 DETECTIVE COMICS #845 $2.99 DC
41 46 98.40 ULTIMATE X-MEN #95 $2.99 MAR
42 47 98.24 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #26 $2.99 MAR
43 25 97.89 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #8 $3.99 IDW
44 48 96.89 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25 $2.99 DC
45 27 96.24 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #9 $3.99 IDW
46 29 95.21 THOR AGES OF THUNDER REIGN OF BLOOD $3.99 MAR
47 49 92.45 YOUNG X-MEN #3 DWS $2.99 MAR
48 50 92.20 X-FACTOR #32 DWS $2.99 MAR
49 51 92.06 TEEN TITANS #60 $2.99 DC
50 32 91.96 X-FORCE AINT NO DOG $3.99 MAR
51 53 86.25 MS MARVEL #28 SI $2.99 MAR
52 54 85.20 ETERNALS #1* $2.99 MAR
53 37 82.04 MARVEL 1985 #2 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR
54 55 80.86 DAREDEVIL #108 $2.99 MAR
55 56 77.65 CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI 13 #2 SI $2.99 MAR
56 57 77.05 THUNDERBOLTS #121 $2.99 MAR
57 58 75.81 WONDER WOMAN #21 $2.99 DC
58 60 73.04 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #55 $2.99 MAR
59 61 72.33 IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #30 $2.99 MAR
60 62 70.81 BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #8 $2.99 DC
61 63 70.39 BOOSTER GOLD #10 $2.99 DC
62 64 70.24 BRAVE & THE BOLD #14 $2.99 DC
63 66 67.71 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #4 (Of 7)* $2.99 DE
64 69 67.39 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2 $2.99 MAR
65 52 65.29 WOLVERINE DANGEROUS GAME $3.99 MAR
66 70 64.09 RUNAWAYS #30 $2.99 MAR
67 72 62.98 FLASH #241 $2.99 DC
68 74 62.00 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #9 $2.99 DC
69 75 60.96 IMMORTAL IRON FIST #16 $2.99 MAR
70 76 60.92 PUNISHER #58 (MR) $2.99 MAR
71 77 60.41 SUPERGIRL #30 $2.99 DC
72 78 60.40 STAR WARS LEGACY #25 $2.99 DAR
73 79 60.17 NIGHTWING #145 $2.99 DC
74 80 59.90 TWELVE #6 (Of 12) $2.99 MAR
75 81 59.43 TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE #5 (Of 6) $2.99 DC
76 82 59.06 NOVA #14 $2.99 MAR
77 83 58.21 YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #6 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
78 68 57.66 SALVATION RUN #7 (Of 7)* $3.50 DC
79 85 56.37 BOYS #19 (MR) $2.99 DE
80 86 55.78 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #20 $2.99 MAR
81 59 55.18 HULK RAGING THUNDER $3.99 MAR
82 71 54.06 RANN THANAGAR HOLY WAR #2 (Of 8) $3.50 DC
83 88 52.78 MOON KNIGHT #19 $2.99 MAR
84 89 52.62 NEW EXILES #7 $2.99 MAR
85 65 51.81 GENEXT #2 (Of 5) $3.99 MAR
86 91 50.86 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #18 $2.99 DC
87 67 50.64 ROBIN SPOILER SPECIAL #1 $3.99 DC
88 93 50.07 GHOST RIDER #24 $2.99 MAR
89 94 49.59 BATMAN GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #2 (Of 12) $2.99 DC
90 95 48.94 NEWUNIVERSAL SHOCKFRONT #2 (Of 6) $2.99 MAR
91 96 48.83 STAR WARS DARK TIMES #12 VECTOR PART 6 $2.99 DAR
92 97 48.15 DC WILDSTORM DREAMWAR #3 (Of 6) $2.99 DC
93 98 47.82 ASTONISHING X-MEN SKETCHBOOK $2.99 MAR
94 99 47.65 WORLD OF WARCRAFT #8 $2.99 DC
95 73 46.66 PUNISHER MAX LITTLE BLACK BOOK (MR) $3.99 MAR
96 101 46.55 GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #9 (Of 9) $2.99 DC
97 103 45.21 IRON MAN LEGACY OF DOOM #3 (Of 4) $2.99 MAR
98 104 45.12 MADAME XANADU #1 (MR)* $2.99 DC
99 105 44.80 STAR WARS KNIGHTS O/OLD REPUBLIC #30 EXALTED PART 2 (Of 2) $2.99 DAR
100 106 44.36 TANGENT SUPERMANS REIGN #4 (Of 12) $2.99 DC

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2008

Qty Rank Retail Rank Index Title Price Ven
1 3 30.11 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 10 WHYS & WHEREFORES (MR) $14.99 DC
2 2 26.91 FABLES TP VOL 10 THE GOOD PRINCE (MR) $17.99 DC
3 4 26.66 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 5 18.81 ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 04 UNSTOPPABLE $19.99 MAR
5 10 15.71 UMBRELLA ACADEMY APOCALYPSE SUITE TP $17.95 DAR
6 6 14.90 ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN THE BOY WONDER HC VOL 01 $24.99 DC
7 9 14.28 MARVEL ZOMBIES 02 HC $19.99 MAR
8 7 13.08 GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 02 THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR $24.99 DC
9 17 11.96 CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 DEATH O/CAPTAIN AMERICA $14.99 MAR
10 19 11.48 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 09 OUT OF THIS WORLD $14.99 IMA
11 22 10.91 JACK O/FABLES TP VOL 03 THE BAD PRINCE (MR) $14.99 DC
12 15 10.24 LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 01 IRON PROMETHEUS $17.95 DAR
13 8 9.62 GREEN LANTERN TALES O/SINESTRO CORPS HC $29.99 DC
14 14 9.60 NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 07 TRUST $19.99 MAR
15 70 9.54 INDIANA JONES ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $6.95 DAR
16 23 9.07 STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 03 $17.95 DAR
17 68 8.51 BLEACH TP VOL 23 $7.95 VIZ
18 1 7.43 ABSOLUTE SANDMAN HC VOL 03 $99.00 DC
19 24 7.38 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA HC VOL 03 INJUSTICE LEAGUE $19.99 DC
20 25 7.33 JOKER THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP $19.99 DC
21 16 7.22 INDIANA JONES OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 $24.95 DAR
22 18 7.00 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER BORN PREM HC $24.99 MAR
23 20 6.87 ETERNALS BY NEIL GAIMAN TP $24.99 MAR
24 28 6.84 LEGION O/SUPER HEROES 1050 YEARS I/THE FUTURE TP $19.99 DC
25 21 6.64 MARVELS PREM HC* $24.99 MAR
26 31 6.57 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
27 38 6.31 CHRONICLES O/CONAN TP VOL 15 CORRIDOR O/MULLAH KAJAR $16.95 DAR
28 39 6.28 SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE FLASH TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
29 47 6.19 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 10 GHOSTS $15.99 MAR
30 54 6.18 BATMAN JEKYLL AND HYDE TP $14.99 DC
31 37 6.11 BLADE O/IMMORTAL TP VOL 19 BADGER HOLE (MR) $17.95 DAR
32 84 5.90 PATH OF THE ASSASSIN TP VOL 11 (MR) $9.95 DAR
33 72 5.90 NEGIMA GN VOL 18 (MR) $10.95 RAN
34 34 5.78 WANTED GN (NEW PTG) $19.99 IMA
35 44 5.73 CONAN BORN O/BATTLEFIELD SC $17.95 DAR
36 60 5.70 PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 05 CASE O/MUMMYS GOLD $12.95 DAR
37 49 5.66 SHOWCASE PRESENTS HAUNTED TANK TP VOL 02 $16.99 DC
38 62 5.62 GANTZ TP VOL 01 $12.95 DAR
39 53 5.52 ESSENTIAL CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 $16.99 MAR
40 26 5.35 IRON MAN TP HAUNTED $26.99 MAR
41 50 5.34 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
42 52 5.32 HELLBOY TP VOL 01 SEED O/DESTRUCTION $17.95 DAR
43 32 5.18 CAPTAIN AMERICA PREM HC CHOSEN* $24.99 MAR
44 96 5.04 VINYL UNDERGROUND TP VOL 01 WATCHING THE DETECTIVES (MR) $9.99 DC
45 33 4.93 STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS TP VOL 01 $24.95 DAR
46 48 4.89 DEMO TP (MR) $19.99 DC
47 93 4.80 SILVER SURFER TP IN THY NAME $10.99 MAR
48 83 4.55 HIDEYUKI KIKUCHIS VAMPIRE HUNTER D GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.95 DIG
49 36 4.51 HULK WWH TP $24.99 MAR
50 29 4.49 WOLVERINE TP ENEMY OF STATE ULTIMATE COLLECTION $29.99 MAR
51 105 4.46 BURNOUT $9.99 DC
52 30 4.43 EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 01 (MR) $29.99 DC
53 81 4.30 PENANCE RELENTLESS TP $13.99 MAR
54 57 4.29 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 01 $18.95 RED
55 82 4.25 HOUSE OF M TP AVENGERS $13.99 MAR
56 40 4.24 PREDATOR OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 $24.95 DAR
57 41 4.22 HULK VS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TP $24.99 MAR
58 42 4.22 ALIENS OMNIBUS TP VOL 04 $24.95 DAR
59 92 4.22 HULK WWH TP DAMAGE CONTROL $12.99 MAR
60 43 4.15 ETERNALS BY JACK KIRBY TP BOOK 01 $24.99 MAR
61 45 4.07 CONAN BORN O/BATTLEFIELD HC $24.95 DAR
62 11 4.05 MMW ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE HC VOL 02* $59.99 MAR
63 144 3.90 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 07 $7.95 ARC
64 95 3.89 SUPERMAN CAMELOT FALLS TP VOL 01 $12.99 DC
65 12 3.88 WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 24 $59.99 DC
66 64 3.88 HELLBOY TP VOL 02 WAKE THE DEVIL $17.95 DAR
67 122 3.85 DOT HACK XXXX GN VOL 01 (Of 2) $9.99 TKP
68 13 3.80 MMW SGT FURY HC VOL 02* $54.99 MAR
69 35 3.80 WORLDS FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC $29.99 DC
70 67 3.78 HELLBOY TP VOL 07 TROLL WITCH & OTHERS $17.95 DAR
71 69 3.74 HELLBOY TP VOL 03 CHAINED COFFIN AND OTHERS $17.95 DAR
72 71 3.65 PROGRAMME TP VOL 01 $17.99 DC
73 61 3.64 QUESTION THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC $19.99 DC
74 55 3.62 CIVIL WAR TP $24.99 MAR
75 117 3.60 MPD PSYCHO TP VOL 05 (MR) $10.95 DAR
76 76 3.51 HELLBOY TP VOL 06 STRANGE PLACES (MR) $17.95 DAR
77 75 3.51 TOM STRONG TP BOOK 06 $17.99 DC
78 132 3.49 BATTLE VIXENS GN VOL 13 (Of 13) (MR) $9.99 TKP
79 78 3.49 HELLBOY TP VOL 05 CONQUEROR WORM $17.95 DAR
80 27 3.47 ULTIMATE X-MEN HC VOL 08 $39.99 MAR
81 85 3.43 TERROR INC TP (MR) $16.99 MAR
82 94 3.41 DYNAMO 5 TP VOL 02 MOMENTS O/TRUTH $14.99 IMA
83 80 3.41 HELLBOY TP VOL 04 RIGHT HAND O/DOOM $17.95 DAR
84 165 3.24 ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 01 $7.99 VIZ
85 89 3.21 WITCHBLADE TP VOL 04 $17.99 IMA
86 74 3.18 WORMWOOD CALAMARI RISING TP $19.99 IDW
87 77 3.15 INCREDIBLE HERCULES AGAINST WORLD PREM HC $19.99 MAR
88 173 3.12 ONE PIECE TP VOL 18 $7.95 VIZ
89 143 3.11 DOT HACK SIGN GU GN VOL 02 (Of 3) $9.99 TLP
90 79 3.07 HEDGE KNIGHT II SWORN SWORD PREM HC* $19.99 MAR
91 104 3.00 SHADOWPACT TP VOL 03 DARKNESS & LIGHT $14.99 DC
92 102 2.93 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 02 NO FUTURE FOR YOU $15.95 DAR
93 113 2.93 ZOMBIE SIMON GARTH TP (MR) $13.99 MAR
94 46 2.89 APPLE ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 (MR) $34.95 UDO
95 125 2.87 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $12.99 DC
96 189 2.85 TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 03 $7.99 IDW
97 91 2.85 TANGENT COMICS TP VOL 03 $19.99 DC
98 145 2.82 OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 09 $10.95 DAR
99 153 2.82 WELCOME TO NHK GN VOL 07 (Of 8) (MR) $9.99 TKP
100 106 2.77 BTVS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01 LONG WAY HOME $15.95 DAR

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