Origin II Leads Marvel To The Top Of The Charts In December


Kieron Gillen and Andam Kubert's Origin II was the bestselling comic book of December 2013, according to sales statistics released by Diamond today. Origin II continues the tale of Wolverine's earliest years as the young James Howlett.

Marvel, as a publisher, lead the industry in December, taking more than 35% of the market's dollar share and more than 36% of units sold. Including Origin II, Marvel had four of the ten bestselling comics in December, with DC Comics taking the other six spots.

Fables Vol. 19: Snow White took the top spot for graphic novel sales. The volume sees Bigby Wolf and Snow White struggling to protect their cubs and their marriage. Darwyn Cooke's new Parker adaptation, Slayground, landed the number 3 spot, and both volumes of Saga, from Image Comics, remained in the top ten.

In December, the market as a whole was up slightly from November. Sales were up over 9% in dollar share compared to 2012.