Comics and graphic novel sales were down 5.8% in November vs. the previous year period, with periodical comics declining 9.45% and graphic novel sales up 2.21%.
The year-to-date decline improved to less than 10% with the inclusion of November’s sales, with nearly identical declines for comics and graphic novels. Comic sales are down 9.89% for the first 11 months of the year, and graphic novel sales were down 9.32%. Overall comics and graphic novel sales are down 9.72% in 2016 vs. the year ago period.
November 2017 Comic Store Market Share
34.29% Marvel Comics
33.71% DC Entertainment
8.07% Image Comics
4.04% IDW Publishing
2.20% Dynamite Entertainment
2.08% Dark Horse Comics
2.06% BOOM! Studios
1.34% VIZ Media
1.31% Titan Comics
1.23% Oni Press
9.68% Other Non-Top 10
DC took the top two slots with Doomsday Clock titles; the rest of DC’s 8 titles in the top 10 were all Batman titles.
Top 10 Comics – November 2017
- Doomsday Clock #1
- Doomsday Clock #1 Lenticular Edition
- The Batman Who Laughs #1
- Batman Lost #1
- Batman #35
- Batman #34
- Batman: The Devastator #1
- Captain America #695
- Batman Annual #2
- Star Wars #38
Marvel did better on the graphic novel charts, taking the #1 slot with a Star Wars title and #2 with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe… Again. The heat on Rick and Morty was visible, with Oni’s first graphic novel volume taking the #5 slot, a high position for an Oni title.
Top 10 Graphic Novels –November 2017
- Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1: Imperial Machine
- Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe… Again
- The Flash Vol. 4: Running Scared
- Wonder Woman Vol. 4: Godwatch
- Rick and Morty Volume 1
- Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation
- Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Captain Phasma
- Superman Volume 4: Black Dawn
- Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir
- Justice League Vol. 4: Endless
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during November, see “Top 300 Comics -- November 2017.”
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 -- November 2017."
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 2017."
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 2017."
For links to all previous Top 300 Comic and Top 300 Graphic Novel articles, see "ICv2 Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."