Marvel's Civil War II Tops June 2016 Sales Chart

Civil War II #1

Marvel's Civil War II #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez was the bestselling comic boo of June 2016, according to Diamond Comics Distributors. Sales generated by Civil War II #1 and #2 and various event tie-in issues helped propel Marvel to become the month's top publisher. Marvel Comics was boasted a 40.08% dollar share and a 44.17% unit share.

DC Entertainment, which launched DC Rebirth in June, was the month's number two publisher with a 29.93% dollar share and a 31.69% unit share Image Comics was number three with a 7.88% dollar share and a 7.64% unit share. IDW Publishing was fourth with a 5.22% dollar share and a 4.15% unit share, amd Dark Horse Comics was fifth with a 2.81% dollar share and 1.76% units share.

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Marvel also boasted three of the top ten comics of the month. In addition to Civil War II #1, Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks' Star Wars: Han Solo #1 came in at #4, and Civil War II #2 ranked #5.

DC Entertainment took all seven remaining spots in the top ten, led by Batman #1 at #2; Tom King, Scott Snyder, and Mikel Janin's Batman Rebirth #1 at #3; Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 at #6; Miller, Azzarello, John Romita, Jr., and Peter Steigerwald's The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade at #7; Peter J. Tomasi and Doug Makhke's Superman Rebirth #1 at #8; Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's Wonder Woman #1 at #9; and Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Superman #1 at #10.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #155 was Image Comics' top book for June at #31. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything #1 was IDW Publishing's top book at #119. Hellboy in Hell #10, the conclusion of Mike Mignola's Hellboy, ranked #140 for Dark Horse Comics.

Saga Volume 6 from Image Comics was the best-selling graphic novel of June and one of three Image Comics titles in the top ten. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso's Dark Night: A True Batman Story at #2. Marvel Comics' adult coloring book Color Your Own Young Marvel by Skottie Young ranked #5Dark Horse Comics' graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba ranked #10.

IDW Publishing's Danger Girl: Permission to Thrill Coloring Book was June's best-selling book. Scholastic's young adult novel, Harley Quinn: Wild Card, ranked #2.

Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Gallery: Lady Deadpool PVC Figure was the best-selling toy product of June and one of Diamond Select Toys' two products in the top ten. DC Collectibles had six products in the top ten, led by the Batman v. Superman: Armored Batman Statue at #2.

IDW Games' Back to the Future: Adventures Through Time Board Game was June's best-selling game product. Also in the top ten from IDW Games was The X-Files: The Board Game at #2.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

40.08%

44.17%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

29.93%

31.69%

IMAGE COMICS

7.88%

7.64%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.22%

4.15%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.81%

1.76%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.23%

2.18%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.45%

1.17%

TITAN COMICS

1.09%

1.07%

VIZ MEDIA

0.97%

0.34%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC

0.75%

0.84%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.58%

5.00%


COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2016 VS. MAY 2016

COMICS

34.90%

37.59%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

25.16%

49.68%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

31.77%

38.59%

JUNE 2016 VS. JUNE 2015

COMICS

23.06%

19.75%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

14.37%

17.55%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

20.26%

19.55%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2016 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2015

COMICS

-3.84%

-8.38%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

6.58%

6.30%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.73%

-7.26%

SECOND QUARTER 2016 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2016

COMICS

18.04%

18.05%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

12.48%

17.06%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

16.22%

17.96%

SECOND QUARTER 2016 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2015

COMICS

-4.21%

-7.71%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.69%

0.80%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-2.42%

-7.02%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

CIVIL WAR II #1

$5.99

MAR160703-M

MAR

2

BATMAN #1 [*]

$2.99

APR160286-M

DC

3

BATMAN REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

APR160284-M

DC

4

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1

$3.99

APR161034-M

MAR

5

CIVIL WAR II #2

$4.99

APR160857-M

MAR

6

DARK KNIGHT III: the MASTER RACE #5

$5.99

FEB160127-M

DC

7

DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: THE LAST CRUSADE #1

$6.99

DEC150208-M

DC

8

SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1 [*]

$2.99

APR168695-M

DC

9

WONDER WOMAN #1 [*]

$2.99

APR160310-M

DC

10

SUPERMAN #1 [*]

$2.99

APR160278-M

DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

SAGA VOLUME 6 TP (MR)

$14.99

MAR160684

IMA

2

DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY HC (MR)

$22.99

FEB160250

DC

3

SEX CRIMINALS VOL. 3: THREE THE HARD WAY TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT150608

IMA

4

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 1: FINALS CRISIS TP

$9.99

APR160322

DC

5

COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL BY SKOTTIE YOUNG TP

$9.99

MAR160943

MAR

6

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC

$17.99

NOV070226

DC

7

PREACHER BOOK 1 TP (MR)

$19.99

MAR130303

DC

8

OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA VOL. 3: LITTLE LIGHT (MR)

$14.99

MAR160681

IMA

9

HARLEY QUINN VOL. 3: KISS KISS BANG STAB TP

$16.99

MAR160265

DC

10

NEIL GAIMAN'S HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES HC

$17.99

FEB160019

DAR

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DANGER GIRL: PERMISSION TO THRILL COLORING BOOK TP

$9.99

FEB160415

IDW

2

HARLEY QUINN: WILD CARD SC

$5.99

MAR161975

SCH

3

ART OF PAINTED COMICS HC

$49.99

AUG120975

DYN

4

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 107 SC

$14.95

MAR162009

SAN

5

DC SUPER HEROES: NEED FRIENDS TOO BOARD BOOK

$9.99

APR162230

POC

6

GHOSTBUSTERS: PROTON PACK AND WAND

$12.95

APR162245

RUN

7

DC SUPER FRIENDS: HOW TO BE A HERO HANDBOOK HC

$9.99

APR162229

RAN

8

ART OF DOUG SNEYD TP

$19.99

FEB160040

DAR

9

TOBIN'S SPIRIT GUIDE OFFICIAL GHOSTBUSTERS EDITION HC

$19.99

APR162246

PUB

10

S IS FOR SUPER HERO BOARD BOOK

$12.99

APR162231

HAC

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TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MARVEL GALLERY: LADY DEADPOOL PVC FIGURE

FEB162462

DST

2

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: ARMORED BATMAN STATUE

SEP150334

DC

3

DC ICONS: HARLEY QUINN FIGURE

AUG150314

DC

4

BATMAN ANIMATED: MAD LOVE THE JOKER & HARLEY QUINN 2-PACK

AUG150311

DC

5

MARVEL: BLACK PANTHER FINE ART STATUE

OCT152484

KOT

6

DC ICONS: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE

AUG150313

DC

7

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: SUPERMAN STATUE

AUG150304

DC

8

MARVEL GALLERY: LADY THOR PVC FIGURE

JAN162257

DST

9

DC ICONS: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE

AUG150315

DC

10

FINAL FANTASY ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS KAI: CLOUD STRIFE FIGURE

SEP148219

SQU

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BACK TO THE FUTURE: ADVENTURES THROUGH TIME BOARD GAME

JAN160391

IDW

2

THE X-FILES: THE BOARD GAME

MAY142832

IDW

3

STAR TREK FRONTIERS BOARD GAME

NOV152847

NEC

4

BACK TO THE FUTURE MONOPOLY

JUL152198

DST

5

WIZKIDS HEROCLIX: 2016 GAMING CONVENTION PREMIUM MAP

APR163155

NEC

6

WIZKIDS HEROCLIX: 2016 WIZKIDS OFFICE PREMIUM MAP

APR163157

NEC

7

WIZKIDS HEROCLIX: 2016 CENTER PLAZA PREMIUM MAP

APR163154

NEC

8

WIZKIDS HEROCLIX: 2016 PARKING GARAGE PREMIUM MAP

APR163156

NEC

9

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: SHADOWS OVER INNISTRAD BOOSTERS

FEB162979

WIZ

10

FINDING DORY: DON'T WAKE GAME

JUL158674

BAN