Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday's Headlines | Diamond Top Products for November 2019

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 6, 2019) —The classic New Mutants reunite and embark on a mission in deep space with the Starjammers in Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brisson, and Rod Reis' New Mutants #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in November 2019 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was November's top publisher, taking a 37.41% dollar market share and a 42.68% unit share. DC was second, with a 30.72% dollar share and a 32.41% unit share. Image Comics placed third with 7.90% in dollars and 7.87% in units, followed by BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Marvel Comics had eight of November's ten best-selling comics, including X-Men #2 at #2, Absolute Carnage #5 at #3, X-Force #1 at #4, Fallen Angels #1 at #5, Deadpool #1 at #6, Amazing Spider-Man #33 at #7, and Amazing Spider-Man #34 at #10. Image Comics' Undiscovered Country #1, the new series from Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Daniele Orlandini, ranked #8. DC was also in the top ten; the "Year of the Villain" acetate cover edition of Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #82 ranked #9.

Among the premier publishers' top books for November, Matt Kindt and Matt Smith's Folklords #1 from BOOM! Studios' ranked #94; Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella #5 ranked #105; Hazel & Cha Cha Save Christmas: Tales from The Umbrella Academy, a spin-off from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's The Umbrella Academy, from Dark Horse ranked #110; and IDW Publishing's Sonic the Hedgehog #23 ranked #189.

The heroes of the DC universe wage a desperate war against a world corrupted by the Anti-Life Equation in Tom Taylor and Trevor Hairsine's DCeased, November's best-selling graphic novel, collecting the best-selling mini-series from DC and one of the publisher's two books in the top ten, along with Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr.'s Superman: Year One at #5. BOOM! Studios' Firefly: The Sting, an original graphic novel based on the television series, ranked #2. Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten; The Immortal Hulk Volume 5: Breaker of Worlds, was the top book at #3. Image Comics' November Volume 1 ranked #4. Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top, led by The Legend of Korra Part 2: Ruins of Empire at #6.

Gemstone Publishing's The Overstreet Price Guide to Batman, a guide to eighty years of comics and collectibles focused on the Dark Knight, was November's best-selling book. Also of note, Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella: 50th Anniversary Poster Collection ranked #3 and Titan Comics' The Philosophy of Deadpool ranked #4.

Mezco Toys' One:12 Collective: Marvel Comics: Classic Cyclops Action Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive, was November's best-selling toy product. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten, led by the Castlevania Gallery: Trevor Belmont PVC Figure, based on the Netflix animated series. DC Collectibles had three products in the top ten; the Dark Nights Metal: The Batman Who Laughs & Robins Deluxe Statue was their best-selling product at #6.

Paizo Publishing's Starfinder RPG: Character Operations Manual, a sourcebook for the science-fiction role-playing game, was November's best-selling game product and one of the seven Paizo products among the top ten.

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: MARVEL: CLASSIC CYCLOPS FIGURE SEP188229 MEZ
2 CASTLEVANIA GALLERY: TREVOR BELMONT PVC FIGURE JAN192540 DST
3 POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE AUG188545 FUN
4 MARVEL SELECT: CARNAGE FIGURE NOV142179 DST
5 KINGDOM HEARTS 3 GALLERY: MALEFICENT PVC STATUE MAY189403 DST
6 DARK NIGHTS METAL: THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS & ROBINS DELUXE STATUE MAY190542 DC
7 DARK KNIGHTS METAL: BATMAN THE RED DEATH STATUE APR190588 DC
8 DC PRIME: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE MAR190627 DC
9 DC GALLERY: HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH PVC FIGURE JUN192385 DST
10 MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME CAPTAIN AMERICA PVC FIGURE JUL192669 DST

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 STARFINDER RPG: CHARACTER OPERATIONS MANUAL HC SEP193078 PAI
2 STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI
3 CRITICAL ROLE: TAL'DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE
4 PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS CHARACTER GUIDE HC (P2) AUG193363 PAI
5 PATHFINDER FLIP-MAT: BASIC NEW EDITION MAR138328 PAI
6 PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION APR168770 PAI
7 PATHFINDER ADVENTURE PATH: AGE OF ASHES PART 5 SEP193076 PAI
8 MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE CARD GAME JUL183082 S7
9 POP! FUNKOVERSE STRATEGY GAME: THE GOLDEN GIRLS 100 EXPANDALONE BOARD GAME JUN198704 FUN
10 TOME OF BEASTS HC JUN168476 PAI