Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thursday's Headlines | Diamond Announces Top Products for March 2020

Earlier this week (April 28, 2020) — With a new mission and a new costume, Jessica Drew returns in Karla Pacheco and Pete Perez's Spider-Woman#1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of March according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was March's top publisher with a 40.98% dollar share and a 46.76% unit share. DC was second with a 27.34% dollar share and a 27.58% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month, followed by IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.

Marvel Comics had seven titles among March's top ten best-selling comics. In addition to Spider-Woman #1, Thor #4 ranked #3, X-Men #8 ranked #4, Wolverine #2 ranked #5, Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos' Strange Academy #1 ranked #6, X-Men #9 ranked #8, and The Immortal Hulk #33 ranked #9. DC had three titles in the top ten: the oversized anniversary issue The Flash #750 ranked #2, Batman #90 ranked #7, and Batman #91 ranked #10. Among the premier publishers, Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston's Decorum #1 was Image Comics' best-selling book for March at #20, BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 ranked #51, IDW Publishing's Transformers vs. The Terminator #1 ranked #85, Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #3 ranked #92, and Michael Allred's X-Ray Robot #1 was Dark Horse Comics top book for the month at #131.

Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora's Once & Future Volume 1: The King Is Undead, a modern fantasy inspired by the Arthurian legend published by BOOM! Studios, was the best-selling graphic novel of March. Also from BOOM! Studios, Something Is Killing the Children Volume 1 ranked #2. Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten: Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's The Immortal Hulk Volume 6 ranked #3, followed by The History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition at #5, New Mutants Volume 1 at #6, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's King Thor at #7, and Star Wars Volume 13: Rogues and Rebels at #9. DC had two titles in the top ten: Amy Wolfram and Agnes Garbowska's DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless ranked #4 and Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano's The Oracle Code ranked #8. Also in the top ten, Oni Press' Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape ranked #10.

Funko's POP! Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was the best-selling toy of March. Also from Funko, the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse: Casual Miles Morales Vinyl Figure ranked #3. Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten: the Marvel Select: Spider-Man Figure, based on Sony's best-selling Spider-Man PlayStation 4 video game, ranked #4, and the Disney Select Classic Figures ranked #6. Also in the top ten, DC Collectibles' Batman vs. Harley Quinn Battle Statue (Second Edition) ranked #10.

Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder: Gamemastery Guide, a sourcebook for the second edition of the Pathfinder role-playing game, was March's best-selling game product and one of Paizo's eight products among the month's top ten. Dynamite Entertainment's Elvira, Mistress of the Dark's Spectral Switchboard, a Ouija board-style game starring the horror icon, ranked #6 for the month.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.98%
DC COMICS 27.34%
IMAGE COMICS 6.40%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.51%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.25%
DARK HORSE COMICS 2.97%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.38%
VIZ MEDIA 1.61%
ONI PRESS 0.80%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.67%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 9.11%
 
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 46.76%
DC COMICS 27.58%
IMAGE COMICS 6.17%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.87%
BOOM! STUDIOS 3.21%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.05%
DARK HORSE COMICS 1.94%
ARTISTS WRITERS & ARTISANS INC 0.80%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.75%
ONI PRESS 0.60%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 6.26%