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Diamond's Top Products for September 2014

Posted by Sean Hamilton Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Diamond Comics September Sales Results Top Comics
Batman Futures End #1
The numbers have been tallied, we have the results.

Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, have released their stats for September, with Marvel and DC taking some key positions for the month. Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics was the best-selling comic book of September 2014. DC Entertainment was September's top publisher, with a 36.58% dollar market share and a 40.76% unit market share. Marvel Comics was second, with a 32.04% dollar share and 34.11% unit share. Image Comics was third, with a 7.49% dollar share and an 8.24% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in September was fourth at 4.52%, and Dark Horse Comics was fifth at 4.11%.

Diamond Comics September Sales Results Top Comics
Death of Wolverine #2
Marvel Comics had four titles among September's top ten best-selling comics, including Death of Wolverine #2 in second place. DC Entertainment placed six titles in the top 10, driven by DC Comics' Futures End month-long event featuring lenticular covers and led by Batman: Futures End #1 at #3. DC Entertainment's Batman: Death of the Family Book & The Joker Mask Boxed Set, a special edition of the Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo storyline that comes with a Joker mask, was September's best-selling graphic novel and one of the publisher's three titles in the top ten. Also in the top ten were Marvel Comics with two titles, led by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: Angela at #4, and Image Comics with four titles, led by Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 10 hardcover at #5.

Diamond Comics September Sales Results Top Comics
Death of Wolverine #1
Released to coincide with the debut of the new season of Doctor Who, Running Press' Doctor Who: K-9 Light & Sound Figurine and Book Set was September's best-selling book. Also among the top ten was Dark Horse Comics' Legend of Korra: Art of the Animated Series Book 2: Spirits at #4.

Based on the best-selling video game, the Batman: Arkham City: Harley Quinn/Batman/Nightwing/Robin Action Figure 4-Pack from DC Collectibles was the best-selling toy product in September and one of the manufacturer's 5 products among the top 10. Diamond Select Toys also placed in the top 10 with the Marvel Select: Zombie Magneto Action Figure at #8.

Hasbro's perennial best-seller Risk Legacy, a multigame revision of the venerable board game, returned to the top of the sales charts in September as the month's best-selling game.

Check out the details below, but in the meantime tell us what was top of your list? Leave a comment below.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR SHARE UNIT SHARE
DC ENTERTAINMENT36.58%40.76%
MARVEL COMICS32.04%34.11%
IMAGE COMICS7.49%8.24%
IDW PUBLISHING4.52%3.24%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.11%3.30%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.34%2.28%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.18%2.31%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD1.29%
0.25%
RANDOM HOUSE1.15%0.41%
VIZ MEDIA0.96%0.35%
OTHER NON-TOP 107.34%4.77%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHERCOMICS SHIPPEDGRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPEDMAGAZINES SHIPPEDTOTAL SHIPPED
DC ENTERTAINMENT124270151
MARVEL COMICS80261107
IMAGE COMICS5712069
DARK HORSE COMICS3621057
IDW PUBLISHING3518053
BOOM! STUDIOS307037
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT340034
VIZ MEDIA024024
RANDOM HOUSE320023
EAGLEMOSS001212
OTHER NON-TOP 108511021216

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARSUNITS
SEPTEMBER 2014 VS. AUGUST 2014
COMICS28.33%23.90%
GRAPHIC NOVELS12.12%-1.67%
TOTAL COMICS/GN23.40%21.86%
SEPTEMBER 2014 VS. SEPTEMBER 2013
COMICS4.58%-0.12%
GRAPHIC NOVELS8.49%-1.61%
TOTAL COMICS/GN5.64%-0.22%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS2.69%-2.04%
GRAPHIC NOVELS4.33%4.99%
TOTAL COMICS/GN3.19%-1.51%
THIRD QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2014
COMICS13.59%13.56%
GRAPHIC NOVELS0.75%0.77%
TOTAL COMICS/GN9.50%12.51%
THIRD QUARTER 2014 VS. THIRD QUARTER 2013
COMICS10.30%6.15%
GRAPHIC NOVELS7.04%4.17%
TOTAL COMICS/GN9.33%6.01%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1$4.99JUN140590-MMAR
2DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2$4.99JUN140601-MMAR
3BATMAN: FUTURES END #1$3.99MAY140318DC
4HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1$3.99MAY140334DC
5AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6$3.99JUL140633MAR
6JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1$3.99MAY140278DC
7ORIGINAL SIN #8$4.99JUN140609-MMAR
8DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1$3.99MAY140320DC
9JUSTICE LEAGUE #33$3.99MAY140177-MDC
10BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1$3.99MAY140316DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & THE JOKER MASK BOXED SET$39.99MAY140361DC
2FOREVER EVIL HC (N52)$24.99MAY140364DC
3YU-GI-OH! 5DS VOLUME 6 GN$9.99JUL141515VIZ
4GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2: ANGELA TP$19.99JUL140730MAR
5THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 10 HC (MR)$34.99JUL140520IMA
6HARLEY QUINN: VENGEANCE UNLIMITED TP$19.99JUN140280DC
7SAGA VOLUME 1 HC (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMA
8KICK-ASS 3 PREMIERE HC (MR)$29.99MAY140918MAR
9FATALE VOLUME 5: CURSE THE DEMON TP (MR)$14.99JUL140483IMA
10SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)$14.99JAN140556IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1DOCTOR WHO: K-9 LIGHT & SOUND FIGURINE & BOOK KIT$12.95JUL141658RUN
2ATTACK ON TITAN GUIDEBOOK: INSIDE & OUTSIDE$24.99JUL141306RAN
3THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE

YEARBOOK 2014
$12.95JUL141269-MGEM
4LEGEND OF KORRA: ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES

BOOK 2: SPIRITS HC
$34.99MAY140059DAR
5G.I. JOE: COBRA HISS TANK WITH BOOK KIT$12.95JUL141643RUN
6ATTACK ON TITAN: BEFORE THE FALL NOVEL$10.95JUL141473RAN
7THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 87 $14.95JUL141692SAN
8THE OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE VOL. 44 SC$29.95APR141239-MGEM
9LOSE VOLUME 6 SC$8.00JUL141315KOY
10HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS VOCALOID SC VOLUME 2 SC$39.99JUL141469UDO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: HARLEY QUINN/BATMAN/NIGHTWING/ROBIN ACTION FIGURE 4-PACKAPR140323DC
2DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: BATGIRL ACTION FIGUREAPR140313DC
3DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: SUPERGIRL ACTION FIGUREAPR140314DC
4INFINITE CRISIS: PAJAMA PARTY HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGUREMAR140306DC
5BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI: DEATHSTROKE FIGUREFEB148007SQU
6DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: TEEN TITANS RED ROBIN ACTION FIGUREAPR140316DC
7MARVEL COMICS AVENGERS NOW: CAPTAIN AMERICA ARTFX+ STATUEJAN142026KOT
8MARVEL SELECT: ZOMBIE MAGNETO ACTION FIGUREAPR141986DST
9DANGER ROOM SESSIONS: JUGGERNAUT FINE ART STATUEFEB142240KOT
10BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PLAY ARTS KAI: BATMAN FIGUREFEB148006SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANKDESCRIPTIONITEM CODEVENDOR
1RISK LEGACYJUN118204HAS
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY COMIC
BOOSTER BRICK
JUN142657NEC

3
MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
OCT128266
USA
4ADVENTURE TIME: CARD WARS PACK 3: PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM VS THE LUMPY SPACE PRINCESSJUN142617CRY
5MARVEL DICE MASTERS: AVENGERS VS. THE X-MEN NOV132536NEC
6RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITIONOCT128267USA
7THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAMEJUL112137CRY
8MY LITTLE PONY LIFEJUN142645USA
9DC HEROCLIX: WAR OF LIGHT BOOSTER BRICK WAVE 2
MAY142842
NEC
10YU-GI-OH! TCG 2014 MEGA-TINMAR148274KON
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