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Comics Market Up 3.39% in November

Market Has Top Share

Published: 12/15/2013, Last Updated: 12/17/2013 04:54am
The comics and graphic novel market in the comic store channel grew 3.39% in November over the year ago period according to information released by Diamond Comic Distributors, with graphic novels leading the way with 14.59% growth, and comics lagging, shrinking 1.21% vs. last year. 

Year-to-date after 11 months, the total market in the channel is up 9.33% vs. 2012, with comics up 11.09% and graphic novels up 5.55%.   

Marvel had the top market share in comic stores by a nose, with a 29.97% share vs. DC’s 29.24% share.  Image had another strong month, with an 8.67% share.  IDW had a 6.69% share and Dark Horse had a 6.11 % share, making five publishers with share above 6%.

The latest chapter of "Zero Year" in Batman #25 was the top comic and The Walking Dead Vol. 19 was the top graphic novel in November.

Top 10 Comics—November 2013
  1. Batman #25
  2. Harley Quinn #0
  3. Amazing X-Men #1
  4. Superman Unchained #4
  5. Forever Evil #3
  6. Infinity #6
  7. All-New X-Men #18
  8. Superior Spider-Man #22
  9. Batman/Superman #5
  10. Superior Spider-Man #21
 
Top 10 Graphic Novels—November 2013
  1. Walking Dead Vol. 19
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS Vol. 5
  3. Fairest in All the Land
  4. Batman:  Night of the owls
  5. The Manhattan Projects Vol. 3
  6. Injustice:  Gods Among Us HC
  7. Nowhere Men Vol. 1
  8. Batman in Detective Comics Vol 2
  9. S.H.I.E.L.D. Origins
  10. Hawkeye Vol. 1 HC
     
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in November, see "'Batman,' 'Walking Dead' Top Charts."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during November, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--November 2013."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during November, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--November 2013."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during October see "Top 300 Comics Actual--October 2013."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during October, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--October 2013."

For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in October, see "'TWD,' Events, Image Launches, OGNs."  For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see "DC Wnns Three of Four."
 
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through November 2013, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
 
 
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