Darth Vader, Spider-Gwen, Orphan Black Top February Sales Charts

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IDW Publishing Orphan Black #1 and Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader #1 and Spider-Gwen #1 sit atop the comic books sales chart for the month of February 2015. Bolstered by inclusion in a Loot Crate, Orphan Black #1 saw the most units shipped with nearly 500k units moved, followed by Darth Vader #1 with over 264k and Spider-Gwen #1 with over 250k. In terms of money earned, Darth Vader #1 takes the top spot, followed by Spider-Gwen #1 at number 2 and Orphan Black #1 at number 3, each with $3.99 price tags. January Star Wars #1 also had an impressive showing in February, ranking 53 in units shipped on the top 300, with over 33k.

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Led by Darth Vader #1 and #2, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca, Marvel took seven spots in the top ten sales chart, and earned a 38.44 percent dollar share and a 39.33 percent. DC Entertainment had a 25.91 dollar share and a 28.15 unit share, with Batman #39, the publisher’s bestselling comic of the month, landing at #5 of the sales chart. Image comics took a 10.51 percent dollar share and a 10.61% unit share, IDW Publishing had a 5.57 percent dollar share and 8.06 percent unit share, and Dark Horse Comics 3.48 percent dollar share and a 2.66 percent unit share.

Superman Earth One Volume 3DC Entertainment’s Superman: Earth One Vol. 3, by J. Michael Straczynski, took the top spot on February’s Graphic novels chart. Image Comics grabbed seven of the remaining spots in the top 10, led by Matt Faction and Chip Zdarky’s Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds One Cop in the number 2 spot. Marvel Comics rounds out the top ten, with Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal at #8.

The Marvel Select: Ultron Action figure was the bestselling toy product of February, followed by DC Comics Bombshells: Hawkgirl Statue. Booster Bricks of the latest HeroClix set from Wizkids/NECA, DC HeroClix: Justice League: Trinity War, was the best-selling gaming product of February, followed by Jay & Silent Bob Monopoly. The Shadow Double was the bestselling product in the books category. Dark Horse’s perennial bestseller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia was ranked number 3.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

38.44%

39.33%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

25.91%

28.15%

IMAGE COMICS

10.51%

10.61%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.57%

8.06%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.48%

2.66%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.63%

2.38%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.12%

2.12%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

0.95%

0.18%

VIZ MEDIA

0.89%

0.32%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.85%

0.64%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

8.64%

5.54%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC COMICS

94

26

1

121

MARVEL COMICS

79

28

0

107

IMAGE COMICS

61

15

0

76

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

34

6

0

40

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT

33

6

0

39

DARK HORSE COMICS

27

9

0

36

IDW PUBLISHING

23

8

0

31

VIZ LLC

0

25

0

25

AVATAR PRESS INC

8

2

1

11

EAGLEMOSS

0

0

10

10

OTHER NON-TOP 10

99

96

26

221

 


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. JANUARY 2014

COMICS

3.22%

6.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-18.17%

-17.23%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.56%

4.53%

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. FEBRUARY 2014

COMICS

20.42%

22.14%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

0.08%

-12.28%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.17%

19.18%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS

15.20%

15.76%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.64%

-0.34%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.20%

14.43%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ORPHAN BLACK #1

$3.99

DEC140468-M

IDW

2

DARTH VADER #1

$4.99

DEC140792-M

MAR

3

SPIDER-GWEN #1

$3.99

DEC140832-M

MAR

4

STAR WARS #2

$3.99

DEC140806-M

MAR

5

BATMAN #39

$3.99

DEC140325-M

DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14

$3.99

DEC140845-M

MAR

7

DARTH VADER #2

$3.99

DEC140803-M

MAR

8

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15

$3.99

DEC140849-M

MAR

9

SILK #1

$3.99

DEC140837-M

MAR

10

JUSTICE LEAGUE #39

$3.99

DEC140263-M

DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 3 HC

$22.99

OCT140340

DC

2

SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140654

IMA

3

THE FADE-OUT VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

DEC140664

IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT140644

IMA

5

CHEW VOLUME 9: CHICKEN TENDERS TP (MR)

$14.99

DEC140632

IMA

6

TREES VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$14.99

DEC140696

IMA

7

THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 11 HC (MR)

$34.99

DEC140703

IMA

8

MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP

$15.99

JUN140725

MAR

9

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491

IMA

10

KICK-ASS 3 TP (MR)

$24.99

DEC140939

MAR

 


TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 92 SC

$14.95

DEC141899

SAN

2

NEIL GAIMAN & DAVE MCKEAN: CRAZY HAIR SC

$6.99

DEC141894

HAR

3

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055

DAR

4

STREET FIGHTER: WORLD WARRIOR ENCYCLOPEDIA HC

$34.99

DEC141695

UDO

5

DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 79 SC

$14.95

NOV141853

SAN

6

MODERN MASTERS VOLUME 30: PAOLO RIVERA SC

$15.95

NOV141664

TWO

7

NEIL GAIMAN: TRIGGER WARNING HC

$26.99

DEC141895

HAR

8

DC COMICS VISUAL HISTORY HC

$50.00

DEC141865

DK

9

EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS OF BETTIE PAGE SC (MR)

$19.99

DEC141862

BIN

10

MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1980S SC

$27.95

SEP141665

TWO

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL SELECT: ULTRON ACTION FIGURE

MAR121603

DST

2

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: HAWKGIRL STATUE

AUG140386

DC

3

MARVELL JUBILEE BISHOUJO STATUE

AUG142464

KOT

4

DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE

AUG148399

SQU

5

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE

NOV140358

DC

6

DC COMICS SUPER VILLAINS: HARLEY QUINN 2ND EDITION BUST

JUN140318

DC

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2l SPIDER-MAN MAF EX DELUXE FIGURE

FEB148328

MED

8

BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS SERIES 1: BATMAN FIGURE

JUN130307

DC

9

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: ELECTRONIC DANCING BABY GROOT

SEP148110

KID

10

SOFT SPOTS: PORTABLE PUPPY PLAYSET

APR148308

ACT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUEL TRINITY WAR BOOSTER BRICK

DEC142573

NEC

2

JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK MONOPOLY

DEC142209

DST

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED BOOSTER PACKS

JAN152654

WIZ

4

DC HEROCLIX WAR OF LIGHT GRAVITY PACKS

DEC142579

NEC

5

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR GRAVITY PACKS

DEC142576

NEC

6

RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION

OCT128267

USA

7

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR BOOSTER PROMO

DEC142574

NEC

8

DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE: TRINITY WAR FAST FORCES 6-PACK

DEC142577

NEC

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: FATE REFORGED FAT PACK

JAN152656

WIZ

10

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION

OCT128266

USA