Batman Tops June Comic Book Sales Charts

Batman #32, the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s year-long Zero Year saga, topped Diamond Comic Distributor’s sales charts for the month of June. The issue has Batman squaring off against The Riddler, who has taken over Gotham City in the cataclysmic aftermath of a powerful hurricane.

DC Entertainment took a full half of the top 10 spots, while Marvel Comics took four, with Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. Image’s The Walking Dead #128 fills out the top 10 at #9.

While DC Entertainment has June’s top selling book, Marvel was the top publisher, with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC followed with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics' was 5.57%.

On the graphic novel chart, Archie’s Afterlife with ArchieVolume 1: Escape from Riverdale took the top spot. Written by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, with art by Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife with Archie brings the zombie apocalypse to Riverdale. Meanwhile, Image Comics took four of the top 10 graphic novel spots, with Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End leading the charge at #3.

BOOM! Studios’ novelization of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal took the top spot on the books chart. DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue from DC Collectibleswas the bestselling toy, and Hasbro’s Risk: Legacy was the bestselling game.

Check out Diamond's top 10 sales charts below.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.71%

35.68%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

29.88%

33.20%

IMAGE COMICS

8.93%

10.51%

IDW PUBLISHING

5.60%

4.45%

DARK HORSE COMICS

5.57%

4.89%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.62%

2.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.52%

2.52%

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

1.20%

1.27%

AVATAR PRESS

1.10%

0.81%

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

0.93%

0.64%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.94%

3.74%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

DC ENTERTAINMENT

77

28

1

106

MARVEL COMICS

78

24

0

102

IMAGE COMICS

53

10

0

63

DARK HORSE COMICS

36

23

0

59

IDW PUBLISHING

43

16

0

59

BOOM! STUDIOS

28

7

0

35

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

23

9

0

32

AVATAR PRESS

9

7

0

16

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

11

2

0

13

RANDOM HOUSE

0

11

0

11

OTHER NON-TOP 10

66

109

34

209

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014

COMICS

-3.19%

-1.31%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-3.36%

2.93%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.25%

-0.99%

JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013

COMICS

-2.93%

-4.51%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

8.09%

10.26%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.33%

-3.46%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013

COMICS

-1.43%

-6.36%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

2.93%

5.41%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-0.08%

-5.46%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2014

COMICS

14.13%

11.07%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

13.59%

2.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

13.96%

10.34%

SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013

COMICS

3.90%

-1.29%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

4.33%

1.25%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

4.04%

-1.09%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BATMAN #32

$3.99

APR140209-M

DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3

$3.99

APR140679-M

MAR

3

ORIGINAL SIN #3

$3.99

APR140626-M

MAR

4

HARLEY QUINN #7

$2.99

APR140223-M

DC

5

SUPERMAN #32

$3.99

APR140188-M

DC

6

ORIGINAL SIN #4

$3.99

APR140630-M

MAR

7

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2

$3.99

APR140681-M

MAR

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31

$3.99

MAR140175-M

DC

9

THE WALKING DEAD #128 (MR)

$2.99

APR140615

IMA

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #32

$3.99

APR140213-M

DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE TP

$17.99

FEB140918-M

ARC

2

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP

$16.99

MAR140768

MAR

3

VELVET VOLUME 1: BEFORE THE LIVING END TP (MR)

$9.99

FEB140537

IMA

4

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556

IMA

5

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491

IMA

6

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6: GOBLIN NATION TP

$19.99

MAR140765

MAR

7

BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP

$14.99

MAR140250

DC

8

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 TP

$14.99

MAR140265

DC

9

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 2 HC

$19.99

FEB140260

DC

10

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443

IMA

TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

JIM HENSON'S THE DARK CRYSTAL: THE NOVEL HC

$19.99

APR140989

BOO

2

NEIL GAIMAN: THE TRUTH IS IN A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS: AN ILLUSTRATED NOVELLA HC

$21.99

MAR141569

HAR

3

EVE: TRUE STORIES HC

$12.99

FEB140044

DAR

4

THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 3: THE FALL OF GOVERNOR

PART 1 SC

$14.99

APR141556

 

5

THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 85 SC

$14.95

APR141581

SAN

6

PLANET OF THE APES MINIATURE BOOK KIT

$12.95

MAR141565

RUN

7

LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA HC

$34.99

SEP120055

DAR

8

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC COLLECTOR

POSTER BOOK

$20.00

APR141570

HAC

9

NEIL GAIMAN: CHU'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL HC

$17.99

APR141578

HAR

10

THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO: WISE WORDS FROM

ACROSS TIME & SPACE HC

$19.99

MAR141554

HAR

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TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: BLACK CANARY STATUE

DEC130358

DC

2

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 JUSTICE LEAGUE 7-PACK BOX SET

NOV138235

DC

3

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE

DEC130359

DC

4

MARVEL SELECT: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 ACTION FIGURE

FEB142060

DST

5

MARVEL SELECT: DEADPOOL ACTION FIGURE

MAR101468

DST

6

DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES 1: NIGHTWING BY CAPULLO FIGURE

NOV130286

DC

7

DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: POISON IVY STATUE

JAN140397

DC

8

MARVEL SELECT: RED HULK ACTION FIGURE

MAR088262

DST

9

DC COMICS: THE NEW 52: EARTH-2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN FIGURE

JAN140394

DC

10

DC COMICS: ARMORED WONDER WOMAN BISHOUJO STATUE

NOV132032

KOT

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

RISK LEGACY

JUN118204

HAS

2

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS

DEC138400

ENT

3

STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK

JAN142335

FAN

4

MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION

OCT128266

USA

5

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK

MAR148174

WIZ

6

GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES

JAN142344

NEC

7

ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN

APR148198

CRY

8

PATHFIDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK

JAN142345

NEC

9

TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION

APR142365

DOW

10

MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK

DEC138401

ENT