Amazing Spider-Man #9, the first chapter of the multiversal Spider-Man event “Spider-Verse,” was the best selling comic book of November 2014, according to sales figures released earlier today by Diamond Comic Distributors.
Marvel was November’s top publisher, leading in both the dollar share (34.88%) and unit share (37.82%) categories, and capturing eight of the top 10 sales spots. DC Entertainment had two titles in the top 10, including Batman #36 at #3, and was second in both market share categories with a dollar share of 27.47% and a unit share of 31.64%. Thrid was Image Comics, topping 10 percent in both dollar share (10.62%) and unit share (11.06%). IDW Publishing was fourth with a 5.65% dollar share, and Dark Horse Comics was fifth with a 4.85% dollar share.
As a whole, November's comic book and graphic novel sales were up by 5.47% over 2013 and year-to-date sales are up 4.52%, but down by 18.40% from October, largely due to having only four shipping weeks, compared to October's five.
The Walking Dead Volume 22: A New Beginning was November's best-selling graphic novel, one of four Image collections to crack the top ten. Also in the top ten were two Dark Horse Comics titles, including Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, three DC Comics, including Teen Titans: Earth One, and Deadpool Volume 6: Original Sin, Marvel’s sole top 10 entry.
Minecraft: The Official Mojang Essential Handbook was November's best-selling book. Dark Horse Comics also had three titles in the top ten, led by perennial bestseller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #3.
DC Collectibles toped the toys category with the new Batman Animated: The New Batman Adventures Batman Action Figure. WizKids/NECA's DC HeroClix: The Flash Booster Brick, the latest set for the company’s popular superhero miniatures game, was the bestselling games product of the month.