The Walking Dead topped the charts in October with 310,584 copies sold, behind 11 different covers. That’s the number sold in to comic stores by Diamond Comic Distributors U.S.; Image previously revealed that it had shipped a total of 352,000 copies (see "'The Walking Dead' #115 Shipped 352,000 Copies"), which means that about 12%, or roughly 41,000 copies, were sold by Diamond UK.
The Walking Dead placed two other issues in the Top 50, both at around 40,000 copies: the Tyreese Special, and the 10th Anniversary edition of The Walking Dead #1. And there were 22 The Walking Dead volumes in the Top 300 Graphic Novels list.
Core titles in the latest Marvel and DC events, Infinity and Forever Evil, took the #3 to #5 slots. Sandman: Overture #1, which had two covers, came in at #8 with over 93,000 cold, a strong number for a $4.99 book.
Two Image Comics launches placed strongly: Pretty Deadly #1, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos (see "Image Comics Announces New Projects"), placed at #36, with around 46,000 sold. And Velvet #1, by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting (see "Image Announces Major Projects at Expo") was #41, with around 42,000 sold.
There was one other non-Marvel/DC title of note in the top ranks: The Star Wars: Lucas Draft series hung strong, selling around 57,000 of #2.
The top graphic novel in October, Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family HC, sold over 12,000 copies into comic stores, a robust performance. The #2 graphic novel was an original, Warren Ellis’ Avengers Endless Wartime HC.
Dark Horse’s latest Avatar volume and Hellboy: Midnight Circus HC were originals at #5 and #6, both at around 7,500 copies sold in.
Paul Pope’s OGN Battling Boy Vol. 1 TP, at #14, did well for a First Second title in the direct market, with around 4,000 copies sold in the first month. The hardcover edition came in at #81 and sold 1,286 copies.
For an analysis of the dollar trends in October, see "DC Wnns Three of Four."
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 our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during September, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--September 2013."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during September, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--September 2013."
Top Charts in October
Posted by ICv2 on November 11, 2013 @ 9:01 pm CT