Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday's Headlines | September 2019 Comic Book Sales

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 18, 2019) — Todd McFarlane’s Spawn series entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest-running creator-owned comic book series and its 300th issue was also a record winner as the top-selling comic book of September according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics remained the top publisher in September, taking 38.81% of dollars and 45.51% of units shipped. In second place was DC with a market share of 27.80% and 29.15%, respectively. Image Comics ranked third, breaking over ten-percent market share thanks to Spawn and other creator owner projects with a 11.01% dollar share and a 8.32% unit share. The top three were followed by Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, and BOOM! Studios, respectively.

Marvel Comics had six of the month's top ten best-selling comic books, starting with the J. J. Abrams and son Henry Abrams penned and Sara Pichelli penciled Spider-Man #1 at number two. The latest issues of Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz's House of X and Powers of X ranked #3-6, with Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s Absolute Carnage #3 rounding out Marvel top titles, coming in at #8. DC had three titles in the top ten: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #11 placed at #7, DCeased: A Good Way to Die #1 at #9, and Harleen #1 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's top book for September was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #98 at #44; BOOM! Studios' Something Is Killing the Children #1 ranked #57; Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella/Red Sonja #1 ranked #101; and Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer/Justice League #3 ranked #114.

DC dominated the graphic novel charts with six best-selling titles, starting with the hardcover collection of Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned at #1. Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s Umbrella Academy #3: Hotel Oblivion TP from Dark Horse Comics charted at #2. Image Comics also placed two volumes on the graphic novel chart with Paper Girls Volume 6 TP and Monstress Volume 4 TP.

Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Gallery: Avengers Endgame: Iron Man MK85 PVC Figure, was September's best-selling figure, with DST charting two other best-sellers, the Marvel Select: Captain Marvel Figure at #5 and the John Wick Select Figure at #10. Mattel’s DC Multiverse 6-Inch Figures: Lobo Wave was the #2 selling toy for the month, while Mezco’s One-12 Collective: Marvel Netflix: The Punisher Figure punched in at #3. DC Collectibles had three toys in the top ten: Batman Black and White by Marc Silvestri Statue (#4), Dark Nights Metal: Batman the Devastator Statue (#7), and DC Essentials: Red Hood Action Figure (#8). Rounding out the top ten at #9 was Funko’s POP! Marvel: Spider-Punk Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive.