Diamond's TOP 100 COMICS & TPBs (w/ Indexes) for APRIL 2010

Diamond APRIL 2010 SALES CHARTS

Updated May 11th with Top 100 Trade Paperbacks & Graphic Novels sales chart (with sales indexes) below.

Updated May 10th with Top 100 Comic Books sales chart (with sales indexes) below.

Original story published Thursday, May 6th: 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 April 2010.

Despite DC Comics selling the four bestselling comic books of the month – including the Brightest Day/Blackest Night powered Brightest Day #0, The Flash #1. and Green Lantern #53 at #1 though #3 – the balance of power in publishers’ Market Share remained pretty typical In April with Marvel Comics atop the charts with its usual lead in both categories.

DC’ Batman & Robin #11 rounded out the Top 4 selling books of the month, with Marvel taking five of the remaining six Top 10 chart positions, including New Avengers #64 at #5.

Marvel, however, took the pole position on the graphic novel chart, with the Kick-Ass Premiere Hardcover taking advantage of the release of the big-screen feature film to earn its top ranking.

Market share-wise, there were no great shake-ups to report. Marvel finished the month accounting for 45.02% of all comics and graphic novels sold to retailers, and 39.35% of all dollars spent by retailers on those items, with DC taking 32.09% Unit and 30.39% Dollar Share, respectively.

The Top 100 Comic Book, Top 10 Graphic Novel and Market Share charts follow below. Look for more details from Diamond as they release it, and much more analysis about April’s sales later this month on Newsarama... 

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2010

QTY RANK $ RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 212.44   BRIGHTEST DAY #0 $3.99 DC 
2 2 165.59   FLASH #1 $3.99 DC 
3 3 164.70   GREEN LANTERN #53 $2.99 DC 
4 8 137.86   BATMAN AND ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC 
5 4 123.79   NEW AVENGERS #64 $3.99 MAR
6 12 121.59   UNCANNY X-MEN #523 $2.99 MAR
7 6 120.94   INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #25 HA $3.99 MAR
8 5 118.43   GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 $3.99 DC 
9 7 106.36   ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #1 $3.99 MAR
10 14 105.89   THOR #609 $2.99 MAR
11 9 102.31   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 $3.99 DC 
12 17 102.08   X-FORCE #26 $2.99 MAR
13 16 100.00   BATMAN #698 $2.99 DC 
14 18 99.53   X-MEN LEGACY #235 $2.99 MAR
15 110 97.08   IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
16 10 96.91   CAPTAIN AMERICA #605 $3.99 MAR
17 11 94.85   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628 $3.99 MAR
18 23 89.75   SIEGE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $2.99 MAR
19 24 87.90   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #629 $2.99 MAR
20 13 87.70   ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
21 27 85.08   SIEGE SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.99 MAR
22 33 82.47   MIGHTY AVENGERS #36 $2.99 MAR
23 19 80.34   IRON MAN LEGACY #1 $3.99 MAR
24 36 78.89   SIEGE LOKI #1 $2.99 MAR
25 15 78.77   ULTIMATE COMICS X #2 $3.99 MAR
26 37 78.00   DARK WOLVERINE #85 $2.99 MAR
27 38 75.34   BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #34 $2.99 DAR
28 42 72.46   SIEGE SECRET WARRIORS #1 $2.99 MAR
29 43 72.02   SIEGE YOUNG AVENGERS #1 $2.99 MAR
30 46 70.67   DEADPOOL #22 $2.99 MAR
31 47 70.21   NEW MUTANTS #12 $2.99 MAR
32 21 69.97   SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 $3.99 DC 
33 20 69.64   DETECTIVE COMICS #864 $3.99 DC 
34 22 67.94   WORLD WAR HULKS #1 $3.99 MAR
35 25 65.57   ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
36 26 64.77   DEADPOOL CORPS #1 $3.99 MAR
37 28 63.06   DEADPOOL AND CABLE #25 $3.99 MAR
38 30 62.41   SHIELD #1 (MARVEL) $3.99 MAR
39 53 62.26   FANTASTIC FOUR #578 $2.99 MAR
40 32 61.81   WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #1 $3.99 MAR
41 29 61.66   ADVENTURE COMICS #10 $3.99 DC 
42 55 61.49   DAREDEVIL #506 $2.99 MAR
43 31 61.28   FLASH SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2010 #1 $3.99 DC 
44 34 60.59   FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
45 54 60.14   JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38 $2.99 DC 
46 59 60.02   X-FACTOR #204 $2.99 MAR
47 57 59.42   RED ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC 
48 61 59.20   WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47 $2.99 MAR
49 35 58.89   SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 $3.99 DC 
50 65 58.52   THUNDERBOLTS #143 $2.99 MAR
51 40 57.55   WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #2 $3.99 MAR
52 39 56.71   SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 $3.99 DC 
53 70 55.47   DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10 $2.99 MAR
54 71 54.46   SUPERMAN #699 $2.99 DC 
55 48 53.84   BLACK WIDOW #1 HA $3.99 MAR
56 44 53.30   CAPTAIN AMERICA WHO WONT WIELD SHIELD #1 $3.99 MAR
57 45 52.52   JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2 $3.99 DC 
58 74 52.05   SUPERMAN BATMAN #71 $2.99 DC 
59 50 49.32   WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12 $3.99 MAR
60 79 48.69   SECRET WARRIORS #15 $2.99 MAR
61 41 48.50   KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #3 $3.99 DE
62 49 48.47   ACTION COMICS #888 $3.99 DC 
63 75 48.40   SUPERGIRL #52 $2.99 DC 
64 76 48.32   BATGIRL #9 $2.99 DC 
65 78 47.82   GREEN ARROW #32 $2.99 DC 
66 51 47.77   ACTION COMICS #889 $3.99 DC 
67 80 47.32   DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #894 $2.99 MAR
68 52 47.31   ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #3 $3.99 MAR
69 56 45.72   DOOMWAR #3 $3.99 MAR
70 58 45.00   FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #2 $3.99 MAR
71 63 43.98   MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1 $3.99 MAR
72 60 43.93   AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 (MR) $3.99 DC 
73 62 43.62   JSA ALL STARS #5 $3.99 DC 
74 85 43.26   GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11 $2.99 DC 
75 66 43.19   MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #2 $3.99 MAR
76 67 42.55   BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #11 $3.99 DC 
77 68 42.50   DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #5 $3.99 MAR
78 88 41.63   WONDER WOMAN #43 $2.99 DC 
79 69 41.53   TEEN TITANS #82 $3.99 DC 
80 90 40.32   GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25 $2.99 MAR
81 89 40.32   WALKING DEAD #71 (MR) $2.99 IMA
82 72 40.27   DOC SAVAGE #1 $3.99 DC 
83 73 40.14   AVENGERS ORIGIN #1 $3.99 MAR
84 95 37.82   PUNISHER #16 $2.99 MAR
85 97 37.25   SECRET SIX #20 $2.99 DC 
86 101 36.70   NOVA #36 $2.99 MAR
87 77 36.51   PUNISHERMAX #6 (MR) $3.99 MAR
88 92 35.37   BOYS #41 (MR) $2.99 DE
89 102 35.33   BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33 $2.99 DC 
90 106 34.00   VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #7 $2.99 MAR
91 104 33.93   POWER GIRL #11 $2.99 DC 
92 82 33.27   CAPTAIN AMERICA BLACK PANTHER FLAGS OF FATHERS #1 $3.99 MAR
93 84 33.18   HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #2 $3.99 MAR
94 107 32.86   STAR WARS LEGACY #47 $2.99 DAR
95 113 32.76   FABLES #94 (MR) $2.99 DC 
96 81 32.71   INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1 $3.99 IMA
97 83 32.57   SPIRIT #1 $3.99 DC 
98 114 32.52   BOOSTER GOLD #31 $2.99 DC 
99 87 32.06   WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
100 119 31.34   OUTSIDERS #29 $2.99 DC 

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2010

QTY RANK $ RANK INDEX

DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 16.77   KICK ASS PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
2 2 10.57   BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE HC VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN $24.99 DC 
3 6 7.23   FLASH REBIRTH HC $19.99 DC 
4 10 6.22   BPRD TP VOL 12 WAR ON FROGS $17.99 DAR
5 12 5.36   ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE VS HULK TP $19.99 MAR
6 5 5.36   CROSSED TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 AVA
7 13 5.26   WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS TP VOL 01 $17.99 DAR
8 29 4.88   BENNY AND PENNY BIG NO NO HC $12.95 RAW
9 15 4.86   STAR WARS INVASION TP VOL 01 REFUGEES $18.99 DAR
10 19 4.74   MARVEL ZOMBIES 04 TP $16.99 MAR
11 17 4.56   AREA 10 HC (MR) $19.99 DC 
12 31 4.51   SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
13 8 4.28   Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 (MR) $29.99 DC 
14 9 4.19   WILSON HC (MR) $21.95 DRA
15 38 4.17   JEFF SMITH LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY HC $12.95 RAW
16 24 4.09   POWER GIRL A NEW BEGINNING TP $17.99 DC 
17 34 4.04   GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH TP NEW EDITION $14.99 DC 
18 26 4.01   RED ROBIN THE GRAIL TP $17.99 DC 
19 20 3.97   CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP VOL 05 $19.99 DC 
20 21 3.93   JSA TP VOL 04 THY KINGDOM COME PART 3 $19.99 DC 
21 109 3.92   RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE GN (MR) $6.99 IMA
22 23 3.87   WOLVERINE WEAPON X TP VOL 01 ADAMANTIUM MEN $19.99 MAR
23 30 3.81   RASL TP VOL 02 FIRE OF ST GEORGE $15.00 CAR
24 41 3.81   SECRET SIX DEPTHS TP $14.99 DC 
25 25 3.68   GOTHAM CITY SIRENS UNION HC $19.99 DC 
26 18 3.56   OTHER LIVES HC (MR) $24.99 DC 
27 83 3.48   SHOWCASE PRESENTS DIAL H FOR HERO TP $9.99 DC 
28 35 3.47   TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 04 COLLIDER $15.95 ABS
29 50 3.23   SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 08 $14.99 DC 
30 52 3.16   JONAH HEX SIX GUN WAR TP $14.99 DC 
31 36 3.08   ESSENTIAL IRON MAN TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
32 65 3.06   YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 08 $10.99 HAC
33 3 2.94   ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH HC $75.00 DC 
34 58 2.93   TEEN TITANS CHILDS PLAY TP $14.99 DC 
35 64 2.93   SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD $11.99 ONI
36 146 2.89   SHREK FOREVER AFTER THE PREQUEL $6.95 APE
37 40 2.87   SPIDER-MAN DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT TP $19.99 MAR
38 37 2.84   SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 07 $19.99 DAR
39 14 2.81   INVINCIBLE HC VOL 05 ULTIMATE COLL $34.99 IMA
40 63 2.78   NEW MUTANTS TP VOL 01 RETURN OF LEGION $14.99 MAR
41 120 2.71   RUNAWAYS TP VOL 10 ROCK ZOMBIES DIGEST $9.99 MAR
42 67 2.68   SUPERMAN THE COMING OF ATLAS TP $14.99 DC 
43 78 2.66   GUNSMITH CATS BURST TP VOL 05 (MR) $12.99 DAR
44 22 2.63   JLA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 $29.99 DC 
45 11 2.61   BLOOM COUNTY COMPLETE LIBRARY HC VOL 02 $39.99 IDW
46 57 2.61   PUNISHER DEAD END TP $16.99 MAR
47 126 2.55   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
48 73 2.52   IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH TP $14.99 MAR
49 33 2.51   MMW SILVER SURFER TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
50 121 2.51   NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 04 $9.99 DAR
51 49 2.49   WHAT IF SECRET INVASION TP $19.99 MAR
52 48 2.49   SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE TP VOL 08 $19.99 DC 
53 7 2.46   MMW INHUMANS HC VOL 02 $54.99 MAR
54 51 2.46   SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET PREM HC VOL 02 RHINO & MYSTERIO $19.99 MAR
55 66 2.43   DARK REIGN HAWKEYE TP $16.99 MAR
56 80 2.42   BOOSTER GOLD DAY OF DEATH TP $14.99 DC 
57 53 2.38   X-FACTOR TP VOL 08 OVERTIME $19.99 MAR
58 135 2.38   MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP PARKER VS X-MEN DIGEST $9.99 MAR
59 124 2.38   ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
60 87 2.38   SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 05 SP VS THE UNIVERSE $11.95 ONI
61 82 2.38   THUNDERBOLTS TP WIDOWMAKER $14.99 MAR
62 39 2.37   TWILIGHT MANGA GN VOL 01 $19.99 HAC
63 16 2.34   DC LIBRARY JLA BY GEORGE PEREZ HC VOL 02 $39.99 DC 
64 85 2.29   STRANGE TP DOCTOR IS OUT $14.99 MAR
65 127 2.28   YU GI OH R GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
66 130 2.21   ONE PIECE TP VOL 43 $9.99 VIZ
67 132 2.18   ONE PIECE TP VOL 40 $9.99 VIZ
68 133 2.18   ONE PIECE TP VOL 39 $9.99 VIZ
69 134 2.18   ONE PIECE TP VOL 41 $9.99 VIZ
70 136 2.17   ONE PIECE TP VOL 42 $9.99 VIZ
71 77 2.17   PREDATOR PREY TO HEAVENS TP $15.99 DAR
72 60 2.13   DAREDEVIL GUARDIAN DEVIL TP $19.99 MAR
73 90 2.12   WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
74 137 2.10   INU YASHA TP VOL 47 $9.99 VIZ
75 100 2.09   SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 04 SP GETS IT TOGETHER $11.95 ONI
76 46 2.09   OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 13 $24.99 MAR
77 93 2.07   SPAWN ENDGAME TP VOL 02 $14.99 IMA
78 28 2.02   NEW AVENGERS HC VOL 04 $34.99 MAR
79 68 2.00   SOLOMON GRUNDY TP $19.99 DC 
80 70 1.94   LOSERS TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC 
81 112 1.94   BATTLE VIXENS GN VOL 15 (MR) $12.99 TOK
82 139 1.93   LUCKY STAR GN VOL 05 $10.99 BAN
83 104 1.93   UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS TP KNIGHTS OF HYKON GN $14.99 MAR
84 75 1.91   EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES WARREN ELLIS TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
85 110 1.88   INCREDIBLE HERCULES TP MIGHTY THORCULES $14.99 MAR
86 32 1.88   FATHOM TP VOL 03 WORLDS AT WAR $29.99 ASP
87 107 1.88   DAREDEVIL NOIR GN TP $14.99 MAR
88 108 1.87   RUNAWAYS TP TRUE BELIEVERS $14.99 MAR
89 42 1.87   100 PERCENT TP (MR) $29.99 DC 
90 43 1.85   VIKING HC VOL 01 LONG COLD FIRE $29.99 IMA
91 79 1.85   WOLVERINE ORIGINS PREM HC SEVEN HARD WAY $19.99 MAR
92 113 1.84   MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 WAR OF MARVELS $14.99 MAR
93 101 1.80   FRUITS BASKET BANQUET GN $14.99 TOK
94 81 1.78   MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD FANTASTICK FOUR TP $19.99 MAR
95 122 1.77   WOLVERINE NOIR GN TP $14.99 MAR
96 44 1.77   LENORE WEDGIES PX HC COLOR ED $24.95 TIT
97 59 1.75   IRON MAN DEADLY SOLUTIONS PREM HC $24.99 MAR
98 76 1.73   TALE OF ONE BAD RAT HC (MR) $19.99 DAR
99 45 1.71   LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 02 $24.99 BOO
100 86 1.71   NEW MUTANTS PREM HC NECROSHA $19.99 MAR

 

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

UNIT SHARE

DOLLAR SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

45.02%

39.35%

DC COMICS

32.69%

30.39%

IMAGE COMICS

4.26%

3.96%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.82%

4.88%

IDW PUBLISHING

3.41%

3.92%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.38%

2.33%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.39%

1.58%

VIZ MEDIA

0.73%

1.56%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

0.65%

0.64%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.62%

0.52%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

5.04%

10.88%

 

 

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