Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday's Headlines | January 2020 Comic Book Sales

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (February 14, 2020) — Wonder Woman reached an historic milestone in Wonder Woman #750, featuring stories from an all-star roster of creators celebrating her nearly 80 year history, giving DC the best-selling comic book of January 2020 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was January's top publisher with a 39.98% dollar share and a 46.67% unit share. DC placed second at 29.33% and 29.73%, respectively. Image Comics was third, with a market share of 5.60% in both categories, followed by IDW Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, VIZ Media, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Marvel Comics had eight titles in the top ten. Donny Cates and Nic Klein's Thor #1, beginning a new era of Thor as the Herald of Galactus, was their top book at #2, followed by Charles Soule and Jesus Saiz's Star Wars #1 at #3, X-Men #4 at #4, X-Men #5 at #5, Al Ewing and Juan Cabal's Guardians of the Galaxy #1 at #6, Amazing Spider-Man #38 at #8, Amazing Spider-Man #37 at #9, and Star #1 at #10. DC had two titles in the top ten; in addition to Wonder Woman #750, James Tynion IV, Tony S. Daniel, and Danny Miki's Batman #86 ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' top book, Spawn #304, ranked #40 for the month; BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 ranked #54; Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1, beginning a crossover with the characters from Chaos! Comics, ranked #86; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #101 ranked #89; and Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things: Into the Fire #1 ranked #134.

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage, collecting Marvel Comics' crossover event, was January's best-selling graphic novel. Also in the top ten from Marvel Comics, League of Legends: Lux ranked #4 and House of X/Powers of X ranked #5. DC had four titles in the top ten; Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, and Victoria Yang's Diana: Princess of the Amazons, the young readers graphic novel about Wonder Woman's childhood, was their top book at #2. Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten; their best-selling book, Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, ranked #6.

BBC Books' Doctor Who: Star Tales, an anthology in which the Doctor meets celebrities in her travels through time and space, was January's best-selling book.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 39.98%
DC COMICS 29.33%
IMAGE COMICS 5.60%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.05%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.09%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.04%
VIZ MEDIA 2.59%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.21%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.76%
TITAN COMICS 0.57%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.77%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 46.67%
DC COMICS 29.73%
IMAGE COMICS 5.60%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.28%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.10%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.28%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.08%
VIZ MEDIA 1.04%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS 0.48%
ABLAZE 0.43%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 5.30%