Star Wars Leads Marvel To Massive Comics Market Share Victory In March

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princess-leia-1-cover-122126Marvel dominated the sales charts in March 2015 as the only publisher in the market with more than 30% market share, beating out their next closest competition -- DC Entertainment -- by 15%, lifted by two massively-successful Star Wars comics taking the two top spots on the Top Ten.

Overall, sales of comics and graphic novels were down about 4% from February 2015, but up double digits from the same time last year.

In graphic novels and collected editions, Alan Moore's latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen entry, Nemo: River of Ghosts took the top spot, with Marvel and Image dominating the rest of the top ten.

You can see the top ten single issues and top ten collected editions/graphic novels below.

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PRINCESS LEIA #1

$3.99

JAN150727-M

MAR

2

STAR WARS #3

$3.99

JAN150742-M

MAR

3

GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1

$3.99

DEC140815-M

MAR

4

SPIDER-GWEN #2

$3.99

JAN150785-M

MAR

5

PRINCESS LEIA #2

$3.99

JAN150738-M

MAR

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16

$3.99

JAN150779-M

MAR

7

HOWARD THE DUCK #1

$3.99

JAN150769-M

MAR

8

DARTH VADER #3

$3.99

JAN150740-M

MAR

9

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #1

$3.99

JAN150229-M

DC

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1

$3.99

JAN150781-M

MAR

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

NEMO: RIVER OF GHOSTS HC (MR)

$14.95

JAN151622

IDW

2

MS. MARVEL VOL. 2: GENERATION WHY TP

$15.99

DEC140970

MAR

3

LOW VOL. 1: THE DELIRIUM OF HOPE TP (MR)

$9.99

DEC140670

IMA

4

HAWKEYE VS. DEADPOOL TP

$16.99

DEC140975

MAR

5

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644

IMA

6

DEADPOOL VOLUME 7: AXIS TP

$17.99

DEC140987

MAR

7

DEADPOOL'S THE ART OF WAR TP

$12.99

DEC140974

MAR

8

DEADLY CLASS VOL. 2: KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE TP (MR)

$14.99

DEC140657

IMA

9

BIRTHRIGHT VOL. 1: HOMECOMING TP (MR)

$9.99

JAN150622

IMA

10

BOB'S BURGERS VOLUME 1 TP

$17.99

JAN151278-M

DE