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Top 10 Comic Book Sales For August 2013; Infinity & Superman On Top

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 12:01

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Diamond has released the top ten estimates for comic book sales for the month of August where Infinity and Superman come out on top.

Infinity #1 takes the top position overall, which I think is well deserved, followed by Superman Unchained #3.

Batman and the Justice League titles still reign supreme along with Superior Spider-Man, another consistent title in the top ten list.

Looks like Avengers got a boost from the Infinity event.

We also see comic book sales saw a steep drop in August compared to the previous month as well as the previous year.

August 2013 sales are down 15% from July with graphic novel sales down 24%, and comic book sales are down 14.29% compared to 2012's August numbers.

However, the unit numbers are down a similar number, which means the publishers just didn't ship as much equating to consumers not buying as much.

Marvel also won in the battle of both unit and dollar share for August as well.

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

INFINITY #1

$4.99

JUN130572

MAR

2

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3

$3.99

JUN130176

DC

3

BATMAN #23

$3.99

JUN130199

DC

4

JUSTICE LEAGUE #23

$3.99

JUN130154

DC

5

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7

$3.99

JUN130146

DC

6

BATMAN SUPERMAN #3

$3.99

JUN130193

DC

7

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #15

$3.99

JUN130606

MAR

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16

$3.99

JUN130607

MAR

9

AVENGERS #18

$3.99

JUN130586

MAR

10

ALL-NEW X-MEN #15

$3.99

JUN130641

MAR

 

Sales Comparisons

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

AUGUST 2013 VS. JULY 2013

COMICS

-15.30%

-14.93%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-24.55%

-24.81%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-18.33%

-15.77%

AUGUST 2013 VS. AUGUST 2012

COMICS

-10.39%

-11.21%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-22.09%

-25.68%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-14.29%

-12.50%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012

COMICS

9.82%

7.38%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.59%

4.55%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

8.79%

7.16%


TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

 

 

SHARE

UNIT

 

 

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.70%

36.30%

DC COMICS

30.16%

33.14%

IMAGE COMICS

7.86%

8.51%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.70%

4.98%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.47%

4.80%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.01%

2.93%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.05%

2.07%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.34%

0.29%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.95%

0.59%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.94%

1.03%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.83%

5.38%