DC Does It Again – Tops Market Shares In October

Diamond Comics Distribution has released their list of comics sold and as it was in September, DC Comics took the top spot for October. While the margin in September was very small with DC barely passing Marvel in terms of sales, October was a different story- DC leaped way ahead of Marvel in dollar shares by taking 42% of the market compared to Marvel’s 29.10% share. On the unit share side, DC dominated over 50% of the market compared to Marvel’s 30%. This news must be causing a lot of people at DC Comics to celebrate as there were a lot of skeptics saying that their September market lead was a fluke due to the “curiosity” of the relaunch. However, it looks like the novelty hasn’t worn off on the DCnU.

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
SHARE
UNIT
SHARE
DC COMICS 42.47% 50.97%
MARVEL COMICS 29.10% 30.29%
IMAGE COMICS 4.49% 3.98%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.44% 3.28%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.00% 2.97%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.81% 2.42%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.68% 1.02%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.28% 0.30%
AVATAR PRESS 0.98% 0.53%
VIZ MEDIA 0.84% 0.32%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.91% 3.92%
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 DC
2 BATMAN #2 $2.99 DC
3 ACTION COMICS #2 $3.99 DC
4 GREEN LANTERN #2 $2.99 DC
5 FLASH #2 $2.99 DC
6 DETECTIVE COMICS #2 [*] $2.99 DC
7 INCREDIBLE HULK #1 $3.99 MAR
8 WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
9 FEAR ITSELF #7 $4.99 MAR
10 SUPERMAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC

Also there’s good news all around for comic book publishing in general, Diamond Comics reported: October was a strong month for comics sales, as sales increased by 6.78% over September and 24.37% over the previous October. Overall, print sales increased over September by 2.67% and 11.93% over the previous October.

So what do you think? Will DC Comics continue to dominate the market in November? Let me know in the comments section.

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