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Top Selling Comics & Publisher Market Share: February 2014

What books were hot in February?

The numbers from the second month of the new year are in! Diamond Comic Distributors has compiled the data from February and placed into awesome tables for math nerds, like us, to stare and enjoy. Let's get right down to the numbers.

Last month, Marvel took the top spot.

Taking the top spot last month was BATMAN #28. DC took 3 of the top ten spots, Marvel took 5 spots, and Image took two spots in February.

The finale from LOCKE & KEY takes the top spot for graphic novels. Like most months, Image books tend to dominate this section.

In case you were wondering

How do they calculate this information? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during January to December 2013, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

What are your thoughts on all these numbers? What's your predictions for this month?

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Edited by Fastestmanalive

Hope Superman/WW and Bat/Super were in 11th and 12th place.

Edited by k4tzm4n

One ticket to the universe where Green Arrow, TMNT, and Valiant sell the amount they deserve to, please.

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Posted by TommyJones1945

First!!

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Check out Star Lord and Revival doing there thang!

Posted by inferiorego
Posted by TommyJones1945

LOL. I could've sworn the I was first.

Posted by IndieComicsgeist

If it was not for the Walking Dead TV Show, the Comics would not ever made it top ten.

The masses are so predictable. But a small victory none the less!

Edited by RustyRoy

When did Wolverine get a new ongoing?

Edited by k4tzm4n

@tommyjones1945 said:

LOL. I could've sworn the I was first.

What do you think of the figures?

Also, NINTH!

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Posted by RustyRoy

10th

Edited by timelord

The top spots don't seem to change I would have that with All New Marvel Now most of the spots would have been the new number ones apparently not.

Posted by RustyRoy

Why is DC falling behind every month?

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@k4tzm4n said:

One ticket to the universe where Green Arrow, TMNT, and Valiant sell the amount they deserve to, please.

Make that two please. Especially on Green Arrow.

..and I hate to be a pain but.....I don't think February is the first month of the "new" year @inferiorego, sorry but it was nibbling at me a bit.

Edited by Wolverine08

Shame on the people who bought Paul Cornell's "Wolverine".

Shame, shame, shamity, shame.

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Posted by G_Money_Christmas

If it was not for the Walking Dead TV Show, the Comics would not ever made it top ten.

The masses are so predictable. But a small victory none the less!

Why does it matter? It helped a good comic from the best publisher make some real money. So what if people read it because of the show? I started reading it because of the show

Posted by TommyJones1945

@k4tzm4n They're pretty much what any comic fan would expect. Nothing too eye opening i.e. Batman's at the top, you gotta a couple of #1s, Marvel has more market share etc.

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@k4tzm4n said:

One ticket to the universe where Green Arrow, TMNT, and Valiant sell the amount they deserve to, please.

Ditto!

Not many surprises on this list. DC takes the top comic but Marvel has a higher market share. That's to be expected with the new wave of Marvel NOW books though.

The lack of The Walking Dead in the top trades surprised me a little though. But in a good way. Image didn't actually take that many of the top trades this month which is cool.

Also congrats to Booch and Francis for being the only DC team to break into the top-ten trades this month.

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Posted by Vaeternus

So more or less comes down to

Batman vs. Marvel Universe lol

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Marvel's win this month doesn't really surprise me, with the renumberings. I really hate that marketing technique, but it sure does work.

Posted by inferiorego

@k4tzm4n said:

One ticket to the universe where Green Arrow, TMNT, and Valiant sell the amount they deserve to, please.

Make that two please. Especially on Green Arrow.

..and I hate to be a pain but.....I don't think February is the first month of the "new" year @inferiorego, sorry but it was nibbling at me a bit.

oopsie

Edited by RustyRoy

Marvel's win this month doesn't really surprise me, with the renumberings. I really hate that marketing technique, but it sure does work.

Why do they keep renumbering?

Edited by Cap10nate

I'm happy that F4 #1 cracked the top 10. I didn't think that it it would come close even though it was a number one issue. Glad to see the first family get some love from the masses.

Posted by Wolverine08
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

BATMAN! You don't deserve the #1 spot!!!!

Wooo Locke and Key FTW!!!

Posted by Lvenger

Shame on the people who bought Paul Cornell's "Wolverine".

Shame, shame, shamity, shame.

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

@rustyroy: Because they like excessive amounts of money.

Edited by Wolverine08

@rulerofthisuniverse said:

@rustyroy: Because they like excessive amounts of money.

.................Yes, because as we all know, DC likes low sales.

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Posted by Doomnaut

MARVEL WINS!!!!!

Posted by RustyRoy

@rulerofthisuniverse said:

@rustyroy: Because they like excessive amounts of money.

.................Yes, because as we all know, DC likes low sales.

Doesn't Marvel seem to be more desperate?

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

@wolverine08: Never said that. But I don't see DC putting giant, pointless #1s on their covers nearly every story arc, no matter how connected they are to the previous issues.

Posted by MasterBelmont

I know I've already said this, but I just love how SSM gets so much hate, yet once again, both of last month's issues are in the top ten. Looks like the haters got owned.

Posted by mak13131313

Glad to see Batman get the top spot again! And more people need to be reading Green Arrow damn it!

Posted by lifeboy

I believe marvel gets more money. Thats why the majority of their comics are 3.99 and the majority of dc is 2.99.

Just give me my Supergirl, Superman and Catwoman and I'm a happy camper.

Edited by BeautifulTemptress

Comic Superman\WW not in Top 10. Hallelujah.

Posted by NoahMcnasty

@jonny_anonymous:

no. no they weren't. the explosion in sales is solely based on the success of the show. all you have to do is look at the previous sales charts.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Edited by patrat18

So more or less comes down to

Batman vs. Marvel Universe lol

Batman wins every time.

Posted by patrat18

@wolverine08: Never said that. But I don't see DC putting giant, pointless #1s on their covers nearly every story arc, no matter how connected they are to the previous issues.

Pretty much. Marvel has #1's every week now.

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Posted by sagejonathan

Valiant finally got 1%! In all seriousness people, they are arguably the best publisher atm or at least in the top 3. They deserve so much more.

Posted by Experio

Marvellous

Posted by Vaeternus

@patrat18 said:

@vaeternus said:

So more or less comes down to

Batman vs. Marvel Universe lol

Batman wins every time.

lol seems that way.

Posted by AlwaysAngry

@k4tzm4n said:

One ticket to the universe where Green Arrow, TMNT, and Valiant sell the amount they deserve to, please.

I'll buy one of those tickets.

Posted by pikahyper

How in the hell is Eaglemoss in the Top 10 !!! They make chess pieces that look like comic characters !!! No way are their three or four $32 "magazines" a month pulling in more then Valiant and Zenescope, I've never even heard of any LCS ordering them.

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Posted by MaccyD

I'm happy that F4 #1 cracked the top 10. I didn't think that it it would come close even though it was a number one issue. Glad to see the first family get some love from the masses.

Yes! First thing I noticed on the chart

@sagejonathan-They probably make most of their sales through digital, similar to most other "indie" publishers, since most LCS don't stock much non DC/Marvel titles..

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