Batman was the sole DC in the top ten comic titles in July, with Marvel taking eight of the top ten slots.
Top 10 Comics – July 2015
- Secret Wars #4
- Star Wars: Lando #1
- Civil War #1
- Star Wars #7
- Batman #42
- Darth Vader #7
- Archie #1
- Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2
- Age of Apocalypse #1
- Guardians of Knowhere #1
Archie had an impressive month, placing the first issue of its eponymous title at #7 for the month, and showing an impressive market share well above normal as well. Marvel’s market share dropped below 40% for the first time in three months (see “Marvel Continues Summer Domination”), with DC and Image both down vs. June as well. IDW hit 6.6%, and Archie had a 2.28% share (it usually has trouble cracking 1%). Oni was the other small publisher with an unusually strong month, cracking 1%.
July 2015 Comic Store Market Share
38.43% Marvel Comics
23.94% DC Entertainment
9.48% Image Comics
6.60% IDW Publishing
3.77% Dark Horse Comics
2.28% Archie Comics
1.85% BOOM! Studios
1.83% Dynamite Entertainment
1.26% Titan Entertainment
1.24% One Press
Top 10 Graphic Novels – July 2015
- Fables Vol. 22
- The Wicked & the Divine Vol. 2
- Hawkeye Vol. 4
- Red Sonja #1973
- Batman: Harley Quinn
- Autumnlands Vol. 1
- New Suicide Squad Vol. 1
- Civil War
- Batman Eternal Vol. 2
The torrid growth in the first half of the year (up 13.07%, with comics up 16.46% and graphic novels up 5.85%) slowed in July, with comics down 4.67%, graphic novels up 1.29%, and the market down 2.88% overall for the month.
For an overview and analysis of comic sales in July, see "Marvel Has Over Half of the Top 25 Titles in July."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during July, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--July 2015."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during July, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--July 2015."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during June, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2015."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during June, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2015."
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in June, see "'Secret Wars' Helps Marvel Dominate Again in June." For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see "Marvel Continues Summer Domination."
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through July 2015, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."