Are you a comics nerd AND a numbers nerd? Good! Diamond has announced its rundown of the top selling comic books, graphic novels and toys of June 2018. Marvel Comics takes the top publisher spot while DC’s Justice League #1 and Dark Knights: Metal books lead the top comic book and graphic novel charts, respectively. Read on for the full press release…

Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2018

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 6, 2018) — A new era for the Justice League dawns as the Legion of Doom reforms in Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung’s Justice League #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of June 2018 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 38.42% dollar share and a 40.98% unit share. DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 30.54% dollar share and a 33.73% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 10.46% dollar share and an 11.48% unit share. In fourth was Dark Horse Comics with a 3.23% dollar share and a 2.30% unit share, followed by IDW Publishing with a 2.46% dollar share and a 1.66% unit share, Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.10% dollar share and a 1.51% unit share, and BOOM! Studios with a 1.62% dollar share and a 1.76% unit share.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Dan Slott and Valerio Schiti’s Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 at #3; followed by Slott’s final issue of his Spider-Man run, Amazing Spider-Man #801 at #4; Skottie Young and Nic Klein’s Deadpool #1 at #7, Jason Aaron and Michael del Mundo’s Thor #1 at #8, and Marc Guggenheim and David Marquez’s X-Men Gold #30, featuring the wedding of Rogue and Gambit, at #9. In addition to Justice League #1, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Tom King and Mikel Janin’s Batman #49 at #5, King and Janin’s Batman #48 at #6, and Snyder and Cheung’s Justice League #2 at #10. Rounding out the top ten, Mark Millar and Olivier Coipel’s The Magic Order #1 from Image Comics ranked #2. Also from the premier publishers, their top books for the June are BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special #1 at #116, Dark Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s America Gods: My Ainsel #4 ranked #148, IDW Publishing’s Sonic the Hedgehog #6 at #156, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Charlie’s Angels #1 at #183.

Collecting DC Entertainment’s best-selling event, the Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition hardcover was June’s best-selling graphic novel. Also from DC Entertainment among the top ten, Dark Nights Metal: Dark Nights Rising, a collection of the tie-in one-shots, ranked #2; Dark Nights Metal: The Resistance, ranked #3; The Flash Volume 6: A Cold Day in Hell ranked #8; Batman: Detective Comics Volume 6: Fall of the Batmen ranked #9; and Super Sons of Tomorrow ranked #10. Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten: Thanos Wins ranked #4, and Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim’s The Infinity Gauntlet ranked #5. Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards Volume 4: Gut Check from Image Comics ranked #6. Dark Horse Comics’ Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald, with art by Rafael Albuquerque, ranked #7.

Documenting the world of Hyrule, Dark Horse Comics’ Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia was June’s best-selling book, and the deluxe edition of the book ranked #2. Marvel Press had three titles in the top ten, led by Marvel Super-Hero Adventures: Buggin’ Out at #3. BOOM! Studios’ Planet of the Apes Adult Coloring Book ranked #9.

The Mezco Toys’ One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Spider-Man “Black Costume” Action Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was June’s best-selling toy. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten: the Marvel Select: Black Panther Movie Action Figure at #2, the Marvel Gallery: Black Panther Movie PVC Figure at #3, the Marvel Select: Deadpool Action Figure at #5, the Marvel Gallery: Black Panther Movie: Killmonger PVC Figure at #9, and the Marvel Select: Thor Ragnarok: Gladiator Hulk Action Figure at #10. DC Collectibles charted one product, the Harley Quinn: Red White & Black Statue by Jae Lee at #8.

Dynamite Entertainment’s Reanimator: The Board Game was June’s best-selling game. Also in the top ten, BOOM! Studios’ Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Boxed Set (2nd Edition) ranked #9.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHERDOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS38.42%40.98%
DC ENTERTAINMENT30.54%33.73%
IMAGE COMICS10.46%11.48%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.23%2.10%
IDW PUBLISHING2.46%1.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.10%1.51%
BOOM! STUDIOS1.62%1.76%
VIZ MEDIA1.18%0.43%
ONI PRESS INC.1.09%0.83%
TITAN COMICS0.87%0.68%
OTHER NON-TOP 108.03%4.84%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
JUNE 2018 VS. MAY 2018
COMICS-16.71%-6.22%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-7.44%-8.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-14.13%-6.39%
TOYS1.03%4.22%
JUNE 2018 VS. JUNE 2017
COMICS-11.14%-8.93%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-2.15%-14.24%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-8.62%-9.35%
TOYS-11.53%17.66%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017
COMICS-1.84%-9.65%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-8.12%-11.22%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-3.72%-9.77%
TOYS-11.98%-12.70%
SECOND QUARTER 2018 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2018
COMICS19.97%12.84%
GRAPHIC NOVELS19.01%19.68%
TOTAL COMICS/GN19.70%13.34%
TOYS-16.97%-7.55%
SECOND QUARTER 2018 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2017
COMICS3.01%-4.85%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-3.41%-10.32%
TOTAL COMICS/GN1.10%-5.28%
TOYS-14.46%-13.05%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS87330120
DC ENTERTAINMENT73311105
IMAGE COMICS6015075
IDW PUBLISHING1918037
DARK HORSE COMICS2015035
BOOM! STUDIOS2310033
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT187025
TITAN COMICS175123
VIZ MEDIA020020
ONI PRESS710017
OTHER NON-TOP 1011317619308
TOTAL43734021798

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1$3.99APR180140-MDC
2THE MAGIC ORDER #1 [*] (MR)$3.99APR180455-MIMA
3TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1$4.99APR180665-MMAR
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801$3.99APR180766-MMAR
5BATMAN #49$2.99APR180171-MDC
6BATMAN #48$2.99APR180169-MDC
7DEADPOOL #1$4.99APR180698-MMAR
8THOR #1$5.99APR180649-MMAR
9X-MEN GOLD #30$4.99APR180810-MMAR
10JUSTICE LEAGUE #2$3.99APR180143-MDC

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1$3.99APR180140-MDC
2TONY STARK: IRON MAN #1$4.99APR180665-MMAR
3DEADPOOL #1$4.99APR180698-MMAR
4THOR #1$5.99APR180649-MMAR
5AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #801$3.99APR180766-MMAR
6X-MEN GOLD #30$4.99APR180810-MMAR
7THE IMMORTAL HULK #1$4.99APR180691-MMAR
8BATMAN #49$2.99APR180171-MDC
9JUSTICE LEAGUE #2$3.99APR180143-MDC
10VENOM #2$3.99APR180768-MMAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DARK NIGHTS: METAL DELUXE EDITION HC$29.99JAN180379DC
2DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DARK NIGHTS RISING HC$29.99JAN180380DC
3DARK NIGHTS: METAL: THE RESISTANCE TP$24.99JAN180381DC
4THANOS WINS TP$19.99APR180867-MMAR
5THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99JUL110745MAR
6SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL. 4: GUT CHECK TP (MR)$16.99NOV170835IMA
7NEIL GAIMAN: A STUDY IN EMERALD HC$17.99FEB180021DAR
8THE FLASH VOL. 6: A COLD DAY IN HELL TP$16.99MAR180343DC
9BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 6 FALL OF THE BATMEN TP$19.99MAR180334DC
10SUPER SONS OF TOMORROW TP$14.99MAR180354DC

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DARK NIGHTS: METAL DELUXE EDITION HC$29.99JAN180379DC
2DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DARK NIGHTS RISING HC$29.99JAN180380DC
3INFINITE CRISIS OMNIBUS HC$150.00JAN180406DC
4DARK NIGHTS: METAL: THE RESISTANCE TP$24.99JAN180381DC
5THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99JUL110745MAR
6MILES MORALES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC$125.00DEC170940MAR
7THANOS WINS CATES TP$19.99APR180867-MMAR
8WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC$99.99DEC170399DC
9RUNAWAYS BY BRIAN K VAUGHAN & ADRIAN ALPHONA OMNIBUS HC$125.00DEC170944MAR
10ABSOLUTE SANDMAN OVERTURE HC (MR)$125.00NOV170387DC

 

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA HC$39.99DEC170068DAR
2LEGEND OF ZELDA ENCYCLOPEDIA DELUXE EDITION HC$79.99DEC170073DAR
3MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES: BUGGIN OUT SC$4.99APR181653MAR
4THE SHADOW VOLUME 130 SC$14.95MAR182184SAN
5THE ILLUSTRATED CALL OF CTHULHU HC$24.95MAR181669FLE
6HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA STUDIO EDITION$50.00MAR181670FLE
7WORLD OF READING: MEET ANT-MAN AND THE WASP SC$4.99APR181654MAR
8NOCTURNALS ANNIVERSARY ART BOOK SC$14.99APR181597HER
9PLANET OF THE APES ADULT COLORING BOOK SC$16.99FEB181205BOO
10GROW UP ANT-MAN HC$12.99APR181652MAR

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL SPIDER-MAN “BLACK COSTUME” FIGUREFEB178708MEZ
2MARVEL SELECT: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE ACTION FIGURESEP172486DST
3MARVEL GALLERY: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE PVC FIGUREDEC172278DST
4HARLEY QUINN: “WAITING FOR MY J MAN” STATUEDEC168559MON
5MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGUREMAR101468DST
6DC COMICS REBIRTH: BATMAN ARTFX+ STATUENOV172822KOT
7POP! RICK & MORTY: PICKLE RICK “NO LIMBS” VINYL FIGUREDEC178162FUN
8HARLEY QUINN: RED WHITE & BLACK STATUE BY JAE LEENOV170395DC
9MARVEL GALLERY: BLACK PANTHER MOVIE: KILLMONGER PVC FIGUREJAN182376DST
10MARVEL SELECT: THOR RAGNAROK: GLADIATOR HULK ACTION FIGUREJUL172803DST

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1REANIMATOR COLLECTIBLE BOARD GAMEDEC171511DE
2STRANGER THINGS: EGGO CARD GAMENOV178197HAS
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BATTLEBONDAPR182619WIZ
4YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION SPECIAL EDITIONAPR182566KON
5YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION BOOSTER PACKSMAR182721KON
6RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL CARD GAMEAPR188202PSI
7MUNCHKIN CCG: DESOLATION OF BLARG BOOSTER PACKSFEB182814PSI
8DEADPOOL MONOPOLYJUL178753HAS
9MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME HC BOXED SET (2ND EDITION)FEB151158BOO
10YU-GI-OH! TCG: DARK SAVIORS BOOSTER PACKSAPR182565KON

 

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 may 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 may 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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