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Top 10 Comic Books For October 2014: The Walking Dead On Top

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:26

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Diamond Comics has released their early numbers for sales for the month of October where Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #132 takes the #1 spot of the top ten.

Marvel dominates with seven spots overall to DC Comics' two, and Marvel wins in both the amount of comics sold and retail share.

Comic book and graphic novels sales are also up in October compared to September, as well as compared to October of 2013.

We see DC pretty much went back to normal following last month's 3D cover gimmick.

Image Comics also managed to pick up some ground work jumping to over 12% of the comics sold compared to about 8% last month.

Check out the complete charts:

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS34.82%
DC ENTERTAINMENT27.53%
IMAGE COMICS9.77%
IDW PUBLISHING5.18%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.74%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.60%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.39%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS1.19%
AVATAR PRESS INC1.18%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD1.17%
OTHER NON-TOP 109.43%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS36.35%
DC ENTERTAINMENT31.00%
IMAGE COMICS12.28%
IDW PUBLISHING3.94%
DARK HORSE COMICS3.25%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.26%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.00%
AVATAR PRESS INC1.25%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS1.20%
TITAN1.05%
OTHER NON-TOP 105.43%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL SHIPPED
DC ENTERTAINMENT109341144
MARVEL COMICS94451140
IMAGE COMICS7217089
DARK HORSE COMICS3834072
IDW PUBLISHING4725072
BOOM! STUDIOS389047
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT389047
ARCHIE COMICS165021
AVATAR PRESS172120
TITAN COMICS94518
OTHER NON-TOP1011219048350

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 DOLLARSUNITS
OCTOBER 2014 VS. SEPTEMBER 2014
COMICS6.30%9.64%
GRAPHIC NOVELS21.30%25.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN10.45%10.69%
OCTOBER 2014 VS. OCTOBER 2013
COMICS10.84%10.14%
GRAPHIC NOVELS12.90%6.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN11.46%9.85%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS3.64%-0.66%
GRAPHIC NOVELS5.31%5.13%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.15%-0.22%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1THE WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)$2.99AUG140566-MIMA
2DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4$4.99JUN140603-MMAR
3THOR #1$3.99AUG140777-MMAR
4DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3$4.99JUN140602-MMAR
5AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #1$4.99AUG140718-MMAR
6BATMAN #35$4.99AUG140268-MDC
7AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7$3.99AUG140795-MMAR
8AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8$3.99AUG140800-MMAR
9HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1$5.99AUG140294-MDC
10AVENGERS AND X-MEN: AXIS #2$3.99AUG140728-MMAR

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP$15.99JUN140725MAR
2HAWKEYE VOLUME 3: L.A. WOMAN TP$15.99MAY140930MAR
3BATMAN VOL. 4: ZERO YEAR: SECRET CITY TP (N52)$16.99JUL140237DC
4EAST OF WEST VOLUME 3: THERE IS NO US TP$14.99JUL140478IMA
5BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR: DARK CITY HC (N52)$24.99JUN140264DC
6SOUTHERN BASTARDS VOL. 1: HERE WAS A MAN TP (MR)$9.99JUL140517IMA
7HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 1: HOT IN THE CITY HC$24.99JUN140279DC
8AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: THE PARKER LUCK TP$17.99JUL140726MAR
9MOON KNIGHT VOLUME 1: FROM THE DEAD HC$17.99JUL140728MAR
10BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET$39.99MAY140361DC

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1HANSEL & GRETEL HC$16.95JUL141687RAN
2LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC$34.99SEP120055DAR
3DOCTOR WHO MAD LIBS$3.99JUL141663PUT
4THE WALKING DEAD BOOK 5: DESCENT HC$25.99AUG141936STM
5PRINCESS MONONOKE: THE FIRST STORY HC$34.99AUG141763VIZ
6UNCANNY X-MEN 100 PROJECT TP$12.99JUL141291HER
7THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 88 SC$14.95AUG141926SAN
8NEIL GAIMAN: FORTUNATELY THE MILK SC$5.99JUL141684HAR
9BATMAN: A YEAR-BY-YEAR VISUAL CHRONICLE HC$50.00JUL141641DK
10THE WALKING DEAD NOVEL BOOK 4: THE FALL OF THE GOVERNOR PART 2 SC$14.99AUG141935STM

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE (SECOND EDITION)MAR140302DC
2DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: HARLEY QUINN STATUE (SECOND EDITION)APR140329DC
3BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY ACTION FIGURE 4-PACK SET 1MAY140418DC
4BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: ZOMBIE BATMAN BY NEAL ADAMSAPR140318DC
5DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SETNOV138235DC
6MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGUREMAR101468DST
7GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ROCKET RACCOON ARTFX+ STATUEAPR142092KOT
8DC COMICS ICONS: SUPERMAN 1/6-SCALE STATUEMAR140304DC
9ARKHAM ORIGINS: DEATHSTROKE/THE JOKER/COPPERHEAD 3-PACKMAR140311DC
10BATMAN ARKHAM CITY: BATMAN ARTFX+ STATUEMAR142128KOT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITIONOCT128266USA
2MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MENJUN142654NEC
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KHANS OF TARKIR BOOSTER PACKSAUG142826WIZ
4RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITIONOCT128267USA
5DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT: ALTERNATE LANTERNSJUN142653NEC
6MARVEL DICE MASTERS: UNCANNY X-MEN STARTER SETJUN142655NEC
7ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 3: PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM VS. LUMPY SPACE PRINCESSJUN142617CRY
8DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT BOOSTER BRICK WAVE 2MAY142842NEC
9RISK LEGACYJUN118204HAS
10MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KHANS OF TARKIR FAT PACKAUG142828WIZ
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Dollar Market Share – October 2014

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