WOLVERINE Rules Comic Book Sales Charts in SEPTEMBER

September 2010 was Wolverine's month in the comic book Direct Market, according to preliminary sales figures (sans sales indexes) released by Diamond Comics Distributors Thursday morning.

Marvel's ubiquitous mutant pulled off the rare double feat of starring in the top-selling comic book and trade paperback of the month, helping Marvel Comics maintain their now standard positions atop the September publisher Market Share categories.

The debut of Marvel's new Wolverine ongoing series by the creative Jason Aaron and Renato Guedes was the bestselling comic book of the month, followed by September's two installments of DC's Brightest Day bi-weekly series.

Green Lantern #57 and Batman and Robin #14 round out the Top 5 for a DC heavy month at the top of the chart.

Marvel's Avengers titles and Amazing Spider-Man #641 took 4 of the 6-10 positions, giving Marvel and DC and even 5-5 split of the Top Ten.

Mark Millar's Wolverine: Old Man Logan collection was the top selling trade/graphic novel of the month.

Market Share wise, Marvel Comics sold 44.20% of all publications sold to retailers in September, and 39.33% of every dollar spent by retailers was for a Marvel title.

DC accounted for 29.85% in Unit Share and 25.56% in Dollar Share.

The full Market Share chart for September, along with the Top 10 comic book and graphic novel charts follow below. Look for much more analysis of and historical perspective on September's sales figures later this month on Newsarama...

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR SHARE

UNIT SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

39.33%

44.20%

DC COMICS

25.56%

29.85%

DARK HORSE COMICS

6.06%

4.73%

IMAGE COMICS

5.68%

4.60%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.59%

4.26%

DYNAMITE ENTERAINMENT

2.85%

2.83%

BOOM! STUDIOS

1.96%

1.83%

VIZ MEDIA

1.09%

0.53%

ONI PRESS

0.98%

0.42%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

0.86%

0.21%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

11.04%

6.54%

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

WOLVERINE #1

$3.99

MAR

2

BRIGHTEST DAY #9

$2.99

DC

3

BRIGHTEST DAY #10

$2.99

DC

4

GREEN LANTERN #57

$2.99

DC

5

BATMAN AND ROBIN #14

$2.99

DC

6

AVENGERS #5

$3.99

MAR

7

NEW AVENGERS #4

$3.99

MAR

8

BATMAN #703

$2.99

DC

9

SECRET AVENGERS #5

$3.99

MAR

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #641

$3.99

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

VENDOR

1

WOLVERINE: OLD MAN LOGAN TP

$29.99

MAR

2

DR. HORRIBLE TP

$9.99

DAR

3

INVINCIBLE VOLUME 13: GROWING PAINS TP

$16.99

IMA

4

THE AMAZING SCREW-ON HEAD & OTHER CURIOUS OBJECTS HC

$17.99

DAR

5

SCOTT PILGRIM'S PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE GN (VOLUME 1)

$11.99

ONI

6

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP

$9.99

IMA

7

EMPOWERED VOLUME 6 TP (MR)

$15.99

DAR

8

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 12: LIFE AMONG THEM TP

$14.99

IMA

9

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOLUME 1 HC (MR)

$24.99

DC

10

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: HERO OF

THE CONFEDERACY GN

$7.99

DAR

 

 

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