Publisher Market Shares: June 2019

Marvel Comics was June 2019's leading publisher in Retail Dollars and Units Shipped, based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines to comic book specialty stores, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2019

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 43.38%
DC COMICS 26.71%
IMAGE COMICS 7.58%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.23%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.08%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.43%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.15%
VIZ MEDIA 1.61%
ONI PRESS 0.74%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.57%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.56%
TOKYOPOP 0.52%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.50%
TITAN COMICS 0.48%
AFTERSHOCK COMICS 0.47%
RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.45%
ST. MARTINS PRESS 0.38%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.33%
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS 0.31%
LION FORGE 0.29%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 4.22%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 48.93%
DC COMICS 26.44%
IMAGE COMICS 8.01%
IDW PUBLISHING 2.83%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.31%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.16%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.02%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.62%
ARCHIE COMICS 0.60%
VIZ MEDIA 0.59%
ONI PRESS 0.53%
AFTERSHOCK COMICS 0.46%
TITAN COMICS 0.39%
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 0.27%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 0.24%
RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.24%
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS 0.24%
TOKYOPOP 0.19%
SCOUT COMICS 0.19%
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS 0.18%
OTHER NON-TOP 20 2.56%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2019

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2019 VS. MAY 2019
COMICS -6.44% -6.55%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -18.39% -15.92%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -10.09% -7.26%
TOYS -2.86% -15.02%
JUNE 2019 VS. JUNE 2018
COMICS 3.56% -4.63%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -7.11% -13.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 0.36% -5.27%
TOYS 35.23% 14.34%
YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018
COMICS 0.21% -5.03%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -2.25% -7.19%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -0.49% -5.19%
TOYS 24.92% 27.33%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2019
COMICS 3.15% 6.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 3.01% -3.86%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 3.11% 5.72%
TOYS -9.68% -11.18%
SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2018
COMICS -6.71% -7.62%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -8.72% -16.49%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -7.28% -8.29%
TOYS 30.69% 24.68%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2019

PUBLISHER COMICS
SHIPPED
GRAPHIC NOVELS
SHIPPED
MAGAZINES
SHIPPED
TOTAL
SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 104 43 0 147
DC 50 20 1 71
IMAGE COMICS 46 11 0 57
IDW PUBLISHING 30 17 0 47
DARK HORSE COMICS 19 22 0 41
BOOM! STUDIOS 20 11 0 31
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 18 7 0 25
VIZ MEDIA 0 23 0 23
ARCHIE COMICS 11 2 0 13
ONI PRESS 5 5 0 10
OTHER NON-TOP 10 121 184 18 323
TOTAL 424 345 19 788

 

Dollar Market Shares for June 2019
Dollar Market Share – June 2019
Unit Market Shares for June 2019
Unit Market Share – June 2019

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers June be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus June rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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Publisher Market Shares: August 2019

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in August 2019, with Marvel Comics leading in both Retail Dollars and Units Shipped.