Diamond Announces Top Products For November 2012

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 7, 2012) — The original X-Men, still teenagers and students at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, are mysteriously transported to the present day of Marvel NOW! in Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen’s All-New X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in November 2012, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

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Marvel Comics was November’s leading publisher in both Retail Dollars and Unit Market Share, leading DC Entertainment 34.35% to 30.04% in dollars and 40.23% to 33.25% in units.

Rick Grimes faces one of his greatest challenges — Negan’s Saviors — in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead Volume 17: Something to Fear from Image Comics, the latest volume of the best-selling series and November’s top selling graphic novel.

The seven key members of the Justice League in DC Entertainment’s Justice League series are gathered together and raising money for famine relief in Africa in DC Collectibles’ “We Can Be Heroes” Justice League 7-Piece Box Set, the best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers in November.

GothamCitybecomes a battleground in WizKids/NECA’s DC HeroClix: Batman Booster Packs, an expansion for the fan-favorite miniature games and November’s best-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 34.35%
DC COMICS 30.04%
IMAGE COMICS 7.70%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.60%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.72%
DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.71%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.90%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 1.40%
VIZ MEDIA 1.33%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.97%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.25%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.23%
DC COMICS 33.25%
IMAGE COMICS 6.67%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.07%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.75%
DYNAMITE ENTERTIANMENT 3.33%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.81%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 0.99%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.63%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.50%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 3.77%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
NOVEMBER 2012 VS. OCTOBER 2012
COMICS -8.02% -3.80%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -24.88% -23.67%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -13.66% -5.42%
NOVEMBER 2012 VS. NOVEMBER 2011
COMICS 3.55% 2.59%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -10.86% -10.29%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -1.10% 1.63%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2012 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2011
COMICS 14.56% 11.27%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 14.78% 14.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 14.63% 11.50%

TOP 10 COMICS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ALL NEW X-MEN #1 $3.99 SEP120542 MAR
2 BATMAN #14 $3.99 SEP120170 DC
3 CAPTAINAMERICA#1 $3.99 SEP120573 MAR
4 DEADPOOL #1 $2.99 SEP120598 MAR
5 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #1 $3.99 SEP120531 MAR
6 IRON MAN #1 $3.99 SEP120550 MAR
7 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $2.99 SEP120586 MAR
8 UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 SEP120538 MAR
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $3.99 SEP120137 DC
10 THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1 $3.99 SEP120562 MAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 17: SOMETHING TO FEAR TP (MR) $14.99 SEP120449 IMA
2 FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND HC $22.99 JUL120247 DC
3 ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 1 TP $14.99 SEP120922 BOO
4 FAIREST VOLUME 1: WIDE AWAKE TP (MR) $14.99 AUG120283 DC
5 THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO VOLUME 1 $19.99 JUL120243 DC
6 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN HC $75.00 JUL120630 MAR
7 THE BOYS VOL. 12: THE BLOODY DOORS OFF TP $19.99 OCT120994 DE
8 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 1: DAYS GONE BYE TP $9.99 JUL068351 IMA
9 SCALPED VOLUME 10: TRAILS END TP (MR) $14.99 JUL120253 DC
10 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOLUME 1: REDEMPTION TP $14.99 AUG120248 DC
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