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Top Products for December 2018; Marvel Wins the Month Without a Single Book in the Top 5

Top Products for December 2018; Marvel Wins the Month Without a Single Book in the Top 5

The numbers are bizarre: gross sales are down, they only seem to value extra? I’m no good at math… Anyhow, heres’ the Top Products for December 2018 from Diamond Comics Distributors.

Diamond Broadcasts Top Products for December 2018

Spinning out of the occasions of Darkish Nights: Metallic, a twisted model of Batman is on the unfastened in Gotham Metropolis in Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs #1 from DC Leisure, the best-selling comedian e-book of December 2018 in line with info offered by Diamond Comedian Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and popular culture merchandise.

In complete, DC Leisure had seven titles in the prime ten, together with Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Batman: Damned #2 at #2, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock #Eight at #Three, Tom King and Mikel Janin’s Batman #60 at #Four, King and Travis Moore’s Batman #61 at #5, Tom Taylor and Otto Schmidt’s Batman Annual #Three at #9, and Johns and Dale Eaglesham’s SHAZAM! #1 at #10. Marvel Comics had three titles in the prime ten: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Cliff Rathburn’s Superb Spider-Man #11 at #7; Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Adam Hughes, and Aaron Kuder’s Incredible 4 #5, that includes the wedding ceremony of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters, at #Eight, and Spencer, Ottley, and Rathburn’s Superb Spider-Man #12 at #9. Amongst the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman’s The Strolling Lifeless #186 was Picture Comics’ prime e-book in December at #18; BOOM! Studios’ Firefly #2, based mostly on Joss Whedon’s tv collection, was their best-selling comedian at #60; Marvel Motion: Avengers #1 was IDW Publishing’s prime e-book at #86; Darkish Horse Comics’ Hellboy Winter Particular 2018 ranked #112; and Dynamite Leisure’s John Wick #Four was their prime guide at #145.

Marvel Comics was the prime writer in December, with a 38.57% greenback share and 44.09% unit share. DC Leisure was second, with a 31.51% greenback share and a 30.75% unit share. In third was Picture Comics at Eight.73% in dollars and 9.06% in models, adopted by IDW Publishing at Four.10% in dollars and three.55% in models, BOOM! Studios with 2.98% in dollars and a couple of.38% in models, Darkish Horse Comics with 2.82% in dollars and a couple of.37% in models, and Dynamite Leisure with 2.11% in dollars and a couple of.10% in models.

Brian Okay. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Women Quantity 5 from Picture Comics was December’s best-selling graphic novel. DC Leisure had three titles in the prime ten, led by Batman Quantity Eight: Chilly Days at #2. Darkish Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Final Airbender: Imbalance Half 1 ranked #Three. BOOM! Studios was additionally in the prime ten; Saban’s Energy Rangers: Soul Dragon, an unique graphic novel, ranked #Four. Marvel Comics additionally had three titles in the prime ten; Star Wars Quantity 9: Hope Dies was their prime charting guide for the month at #5.

Impressed by the long-running BBC collection, BBC Books’ Physician Who: TARDIS Sort-40 Instruction Guide, a technical guide that explores the Physician’s time and area vessel, was the best-selling guide in December. Gemstone Publishing’s The Overstreet Worth Information to Star Wars Collectibles ranked #7 for the month.

Diamond Choose Toys’ Ghostbusters Collection 9 Motion Figures, that includes characters from the late 1980s animated tv collection The Actual Ghostbusters, was December’s best-selling toy product and one in every of three merchandise from the producer in the prime ten. DC Collectibles had three merchandise amongst the prime ten, as properly, led by the DC Artists Alley: The Flash by Uminga Vinyl Determine at #5. Mezco additionally had three merchandise in the prime ten, together with the PREVIEWS Unique One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Dr. Unusual (Defenders) Motion Determine at #2.

Inexperienced Ronin Publishing’s Essential Position: Tal’Dorei Marketing campaign Setting, a sourcebook for the Crucial Position role-playing recreation, was December’s best-selling recreation product. Paizo had a robust month, with seven merchandise in the prime ten, led by the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook at #2.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

38.57%

44.09%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

31.51%

30.75%

IMAGE COMICS

Eight.73%

9.06%

IDW PUBLISHING

Four.10%

Three.66%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.98%

2.38%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.82%

2.37%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.11%

2.10%

VIZ MEDIA

1.03%

Zero.38%

TITAN COMICS

Zero.82%

Zero.59%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

Zero.71%

Zero.78%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

6.62%

Three.85%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

DECEMBER 2018 VS. NOVEMBER 2018

COMICS

-Three.53%

-Three.58%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-17.46%

-17.18%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-7.35%

-Four.55%

TOYS

-58.05%

-53.99%

DECEMBER 2018 VS. DECEMBER 2017

COMICS

9.29%

-Zero.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-26.35%

-35.98%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-2.26%

-Three.72%

TOYS

-44.01%

-47.06%

YEAR 2018 VS. YEAR 2017

COMICS

2.04%

-5.67%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-Eight.22%

-9.71%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-1.08%

-5.98%

TOYS

-6.39%

-6.48%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

90

38

Zero

128

DC COMICS

52

37

1

90

IMAGE COMICS

52

10

Zero

62

IDW PUBLISHING

32

10

Zero

42

BOOM! STUDIOS

24

16

Zero

40

DARK HORSE COMICS

21

11

Zero

32

VIZ MEDIA LLC

Zero

23

Zero

23

TITAN COMICS

Eight

7

2

17

DYNAMITE

13

1

Zero

14

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

5

2

Zero

7

OTHER NON-TOP 10

101

113

9

223

TOTAL

398

268

12

678

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1

$Four.99

OCT180464-M DC

2

BATMAN: DAMNED #2 (MR)

$6.99

SEP180424-M DC

Three

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #Eight

$Four.99

SEP180426-M DC

Four

BATMAN #60

$Three.99

OCT180483-M DC

5

BATMAN #61

$Three.99

OCT180485-M DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11

$Three.99

OCT180921-M MAR

7

FANTASTIC FOUR #5

$7.99

OCT180766-M MAR

Eight

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12

$Three.99

OCT180925-M MAR

9

BATMAN ANNUAL #Three

$Four.99

OCT180487 DC

10

SHAZAM #1

$Four.99

SEP180436-M DC

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1

$Four.99

OCT180464-M DC

2

BATMAN: DAMNED #2 (MR)

$6.99

SEP180424-M DC

Three

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #Eight

$Four.99

SEP180426-M DC

Four

FANTASTIC FOUR #5

$7.99

OCT180766-M MAR

5

BATMAN #60

$Three.99

OCT180483-M DC

6

BATMAN #61

$Three.99

OCT180485-M DC

7

BATMAN ANNUAL #Three

$Four.99

OCT180487 DC

Eight

SHAZAM #1

$Four.99

SEP180436-M DC

9

INFINITY WARS #6

$5.99

OCT180866-M MAR

10

FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1

$Four.99

OCT180778-M MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 5 TP

$14.99

OCT180099 IMA

2

BATMAN VOLUME Eight: COLD DAYS TP

$16.99

SEP180545 DC

Three

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER: IMBALANCE PART ONE TP

$10.99

JUN180347 DAR

Four

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS: SOUL DRAGON ORIGINAL GN

$19.99

AUG181366 BOO

5

STAR WARS VOLUME 9: HOPE DIES TP

$19.99

SEP180996 MAR

6

THE FLASH VOLUME Eight: FLASH WAR TP

$16.99

SEP180570 DC

7

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 16 GN

$9.99

OCT182065 VIZ

Eight

THOR VOLUME 1: GOD OF THUNDER REBORN TP

$17.99

SEP181005 MAR

9

VENOM: FIRST HOST TP

$15.99

SEP181007 MAR

10

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. Eight: ON THE OUTSIDE TP

$16.99

SEP180548 DC

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 5 TP

$14.99

OCT180099 IMA

2

BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 6 HC

$125.00

MAY180571 DC

Three

FANTASTIC FOUR BY WAID & WIERINGO OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

JUN180968 MAR

Four

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 20 HC

$75.00

JUN180962-M MAR

5

JEPH LOEB & TIM SALE: YELLOW, BLUE, GRAY & WHITE OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

JUN180964 MAR

6

BATMAN VOLUME Eight: COLD DAYS TP

$16.99

SEP180545 DC

7

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS: SOUL DRAGON ORIGINAL GN

$19.99

AUG181366 BOO

Eight

MARVEL UNIVERSE BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$125.00

JUN180960 MAR

9

BEFORE WATCHMEN OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

JUN180573 DC

10

WONDER WOMAN DIANA PRINCE: CELEBRATING THE 60S OMNIBUS HC

$125.00

MAY180594 DC

 

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DOCTOR WHO: TARDIS TYPE-40 INSTRUCTION MANUAL HC

$19.99

MAY188247 BBC

2

DOCTOR WHO: COMBAT MAGICKS HC

$10.99

APR188135 BBC

Three

MONSTER HUNTER ILLUSTRATIONS 2 HC

$54.99

OCT182056 UDO

Four

LULU IS A RHINOCEROS

$16.99

FEB188267 WIC

5

DC SUPER HEROES: SUPER HEROES SAY PLEASE BOARD BOOK

$10.99

JUL181774 DOW

6

DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS HC (30TH ANNIVERSARY)

$34.99

OCT182063 VIZ

7

OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE TO STAR WARS COLLECTIBLES SC

$30.00

SEP181814 GEM

Eight

SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOLUME 15 SC

$14.00

OCT182104 YEN

9

OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOLUME 48 SC

$29.95

APR181580 GEM

10

FINAL FANTASY: ULTIMANIA ARCHIVE VOLUME 2 HC

$39.99

JUL180505 DAR

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT SERIES 9 ACTION FIGURES JUL182490 DST

2

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL PX DEFENDERS DOCTOR STRANGE AF AUG178702 MEZ

Three

PACIFIC RIM 2 SELECT AF SERIES Three ASST JUL182498 DST

Four

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC CATWOMAN AF JAN189082 MEZ

5

DC ARTISTS ALLEY FLASH BY UMINGA VINYL FIG JUN180600 DC

6

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE MARVEL DOCTOR STRANGE AF APR178082 MEZ

7

DC ARTISTS ALLEY BATGIRL BY MURASE VINYL FIG JUN180598 DC

Eight

MARVEL GALLERY ANT-MAN & THE WASP MOVIE WASP PVC FIGURE JUL182500 DST

9

X-MEN LEGENDS ARCHANGEL 6IN AF CS JUN188419 HAS

10

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS BATMAN & CATWOMAN STATUE MAY180613 DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

2

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK JUN091729 PAI

Three

TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAI

Four

STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI

5

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: CORE RULEBOOK GIFT SET SEP182834 WIZ

6

STARFINDER RPG: ARMORY HC MAY182931 PAI

7

PATHFINDER RPG FLIP TILES: URBAN STARTER SET OCT182919 PAI

Eight

MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAME JUL183082 SHI

9

STARFINDER RPG: PACT WORLDS HC JAN182863 PAI

10

PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT BASIC (NEW EDITION) MAR138328 PAI

How does Diamond calculate the charts? All of it begins at the comedian e-book store.

Knowledge for Diamond’s gross sales charts — which incorporates the month-to-month market shares and all prime product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comedian Distributors from gross sales made to hundreds of comedian ebook specialty outlets situated in North America and round the world.  Further gross sales made to on-line retailers and different specialty retailers could also be included as nicely.

Unit and greenback market shares are calculated based mostly upon orders for comedian books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond clients throughout any given month, which includes pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies which are acquired again from a title marked as returnable. Please observe that comics marked with an asterisk “text-align: center;” have had their reported portions decreased on account of retailer returnability, and thus might rank decrease on the charts than their precise gross sales would mirror.

The New Titles Rely Chart consists of all titles that have been invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time throughout the month and isn’t the official solicited title rely for the month. Variant version comedian books and graphic novels at the similar worth level rely as a single SKU. Variant version comedian books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at totally different worth factors rely as separate SKUs for every version.