Introducing MARVEL LEGACY #1 Lenticular Variant Cover! 

Introducing MARVEL LEGACY #1 Lenticular Variant Cover! 

New York, NY—July 14, 2017—With over 50 pages of all-new content, MARVEL LEGACY #1 promises to change the Marvel Universe as we know it. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic with MARVEL LEGACY #1’s lenticular variant cover – an unannounced variant cover by Marvel superstar Joe Quesada!

Don’t miss your chance to own a part of Marvel history, and be sure to check with your local comic shop retailer to secure your copy!

Note: Not final art.

Retailers note: order using JUN178000   MARVEL LEGACY #1 QUESADA LENTICULAR VAR

FOC – 08/21/17

On-Sale – 09/27/17

 

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Come See Diamond Select Toys at SDCC 2017!

Come See Diamond Select Toys at SDCC 2017!

Comic-Con International is less than a week away, and the Diamond Select Toys team is about to get on a plane to sunny San Diego! But before they left, they wanted to let you know what to look for and what to do at SDCC 2017!

The team will be set up in their usual location (booth #2607) showing off a wide variety of upcoming products, including a number of world premieres! New Minimates and PVC dioramas from Thor: Ragnarok will be there, as well as new items from the DC Animated Universe, Star Trek and Nightmare Before Christmas!

DST will also offer con-exclusive products in their store, including several Vinimates vinyl figures, Marvel Gallery PVC dioramas, DC Animated Universe resin busts and statues, and even special-edition Marvel Comics! (See here for a complete list). Plus, fans can qualify for a free gift – each purchase of $25 earns them a free DST fidget spinner, with a different style available each day!

After that, head over to the Toys”R”Us/Entertainment Earth booth, #2343, to pick up the exclusive Marvel Minimates Spider-Man Homecoming 2-Pack, with a raised-mask Spider-Man (with food accessories) and a civilian-clothes Adrian Toomes (the Vulture)! The set will also be available on the Toysrus.com website once the show starts Thursday.

If it’s information you seek, then DST will host two separate panels at the show! “Diamond Select Toys: Minimates” will celebrate 15 years of Minimates mini-figures, at 10:30 on Saturday, in Room 8. It will feature a presentation on all upcoming Minimates and Vinimates, as well as a Q&A with President Chuck Terceira, Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat and prototype painter Brian Felgar. The best questions will win DST swag!

A second panel, Diamond Select Toys: Select Figures & More,” will celebrate 15 years of the Select figure line at 3:00 on Sunday in Room 24ABC. It will cover action figures, Gallery PVC dioramas, resin busts and statues and all other DST products, and end on a Q&A with sculptor Jean St. Jean, prototype painter Jason Wires and Gentle Giant’s Adam Van Wickler. Again, the best questions will win DST prizes!

If you aren’t able to attend SDCC this year, stay tuned to DST’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for regular updates throughout the show. And if you’ll be there, travel safe, and come by and say hi!

 

Diamond Announces Top Products For June 2017

Diamond Announces Top Products For June 2017

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 14, 2017) — Peter Parker returns to being the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert, and Jordie Bellaire’s Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of June according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was June’s top publisher with a 38.54% dollar share and a 42.82% unit share. DC Entertainment was second in June with a 30.61% dollar share and a 31.76% unit share. In third was Image Comics with an 8.86% dollar share and a 9.00% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 4.24% dollar share and a 3.18% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 3.46% dollar share and a 2.47% unit share.

Marvel Comics had five titles among the top ten. In addition to Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Cam Smith’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 ranked #3; Matthew Rosenberg, Roland Boschi, and Adam Gorham’s Edge of Venomverse #1 ranked #7; Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis, and Joshua Cassara’s Secret Empire #4 ranked #8; and Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino, Ries, and Cassara’s Secret Empire #5 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita, Jr.’s Dark Days: The Forge, the prelude to DC Entertainment’s summer event Dark Nights: Metal, ranked #2; Tom King and David Finch’s Batman #24, in which Bruce Wayne proposed marriage to Selina Kyle, ranked #4; Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson’s Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9 ranked #5; and Tom King and Mikel Janin’s Batman #25, the first chapter of “The War of Jokes and Riddles,” ranked #9.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #168 from Image Comics rounded out the top ten at #10. Also from the premier publishers, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: Shadows #4 was Dark Horse Comics’ top book for the month at #98, and IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #80 was their top book for June at #173.

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked and The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase Part 1 from Image Comics was June’s best-selling graphic novel. Image Comics had four titles in the top ten including Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr’s Motor Crush Volume 1 at #3; Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender Volume 4 at #4; and Scott Snyder and Lemire’s A.D.: After Death at #9. DC Entertainment also had four titles in the top ten: Shea Fontana and Yancy Labat’s DC Super Hero Girls Volume 3: Summer Olympus at #2, Teen Titans Volume 1: Damian Knows Best at #6, Harley Quinn Volume 2: The Joker Loves Harley at #7, and Nightwing Volume 2: Back to Bludhaven at #10. Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with two titles: Spider-Man/Deadpool Volume 2: Side Pieces at #5 and Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 1 at #8.

Sanctum Publishing’s The Shadow Double Novel Volume 118 was June’s best-selling book. Dynamite Entertainment’s Art of Atari Poster Collection ranked #2. BOOM! Studios’ An Apple and An Adventure ranked #3. IDW Publishing’s Toybox Time Machine ranked #9.

DC Collectibles’ DC Designer Series: The Joker by Brian Bolland Statue, based on Bolland’s artwork from the best-selling graphic novel The Killing Joke, was June’s best-selling toy product. Also in the top ten for DC Collectibles were the Batman Black & White: Nightwing by Jim Lee Statue at #2 and the Supergirl TV: Supergirl Statue at #6. Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Old Man Logan PVC Statue at #7 and the Marvel Gallery: Classic Iron Man PVC Statue at #10.

WizKids/NECA celebrated the 15th-anniversary of their HeroClix miniatures game with a special release, the Marvel HeroClix 15th-Anniversary What If? Booster Brick, which was June’s best-selling game product. Their Marvel HeroClix 15th-Anniversary What If? Starter Set ranked #4. IDW Games had two products in the top ten as well: the perennial selling Machi Koro Card Game ranked #3 and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past Board Game ranked #9.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS 38.54% 42.82%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 30.61% 31.76%
IMAGE COMICS 8.86% 9.00%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.24% 3.18%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.46% 2.47%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.83% 1.61%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 1.79% 2.07%
TITAN COMICS 1.02% 0.76%
VIZ MEDIA 1.01% 0.36%
ONI PRESS INC. 0.79% 0.59%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 7.84% 5.37%

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
JUNE 2017 VS. MAY 2017
COMICS -0.43% -5.91%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -13.01% -8.00%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -4.31% -6.08%
TOYS -18.49% -38.75%
JUNE 2017 VS. JUNE 2016
COMICS -18.38% -20.16%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -28.04% -30.14%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -21.34% -21.06%
TOYS -20.11% -37.01%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2017 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2016
COMICS -3.84% 2.56%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -12.99% -13.50%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -6.77% 1.15%
TOYS -2.84% -6.29%
SECOND QUARTER 2017 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2017
COMICS 8.21% 1.37%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 6.99% 17.06%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 7.84% 2.47%
TOYS -12.46% -6.82%
SECOND QUARTER 2017 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2016
COMICS -7.68% -4.64%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -15.03% -13.50%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -10.01% -5.41%
TOYS -3.19% -11.96%


NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS 101 39 0 140
DC ENTERTAINMENT 84 36 1 121
IMAGE COMICS 55 15 1 71
IDW PUBLISHING 51 17 0 68
DARK HORSE COMICS 22 20 0 42
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 23 9 0 32
TITAN COMICS 15 14 2 31
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 23 2 0 25
VIZ MEDIA 0 22 0 22
ONI PRESS INC. 12 6 0 18
OTHER NON-TOP 10 116 142 19 277

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 APR170970-M MAR
2 DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 $4.99 APR170259-M DC
3 STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 APR171101-M MAR
4 BATMAN #24 $2.99 APR170279-M DC
5 DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #9 $5.99 MAR170359-M DC
6 BATMAN #25 $3.99 APR170281-M DC
7 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 $3.99 APR170962-M MAR
8 SECRET EMPIRE #4 $3.99 APR170922-M MAR
9 SECRET EMPIRE #5 $3.99 APR170928-M MAR
10 THE WALKING DEAD #168 (MR) $2.99 APR170902-M IMA

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 5: IMPERIAL PHASE I TP $16.99 APR170909 IMA
2 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS TP $9.99 MAR170353 DC
3 MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1 TP $9.99 MAR170820-M IMA
4 DESCENDER VOLUME 4: ORBITAL MECHANICS TP $16.99 APR170785 IMA
5 SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL VOLUME 2: SIDE PIECES TP $16.99 MAR171162 MAR
6 TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP $16.99 MAR170410 DC
7 HARLEY QUINN VOL. 2: THE JOKER LOVES HARLEY TP $16.99 MAR170404 DC
8 STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOLUME 1: APHRA TP $17.99 MAR171129 MAR
9 A.D.: AFTER DEATH HC $24.99 FEB170689-M IMA
10 NIGHTWING VOL. 2: BACK TO BLUDHAVEN TP $16.99 MAR170406 DC


TOP 10 BOOKS

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 118 SC $14.95 MAR172353 SAN
2 ART OF ATARI POSTER COLLECTION SC $24.99 APR171557 DYN
3 APPLE AND AN ADVENTURE HC $14.99 FEB171299 BOO
4 BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS SC $44.99 MAR172148 UDO
5 EVIL DEAD 2 ADULT COLORING ACTIVITY BOOK TP $14.99 APR171958 SPA
6 FAMILY GUY COLORING BOOK $14.95 MAR172109 RAN
7 MANGA IN THEORY & PRACTICE HC $19.99 APR172155 VIZ
8 TOYBOX TIME MACHINE HC $29.99 FEB170491 IDW
9 5 MINUTE SPIDER-MAN STORIES HC $12.99 APR172266 HAC
10 NEIL GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK $16.99 JAN178881 HAR

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DC DESIGNER SERIES: THE JOKER BY BRIAN BOLLAND STATUE JAN170427 DC
2 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: NIGHTWING BY JIM LEE DEC160417 DC
3 DRAGONBALL SUPER DRAGON STARS ACTION FIGURES DEC168377 BAN
4 DC UNIVERSE: HARLEY QUINN ARTFX+ STATUE NOV162698 KOT
5 LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS: LINK FIGMA DX AUG168804 GOO
6 SUPERGIRL TV: SUPERGIRL STATUE OCT160339 DC
7 MARVEL GALLERY: OLD MAN LOGAN PVC FIGURE OCT160011 DST
8 FINAL FANTASY VII PLAY ARTS KAI: CLOUD STRIFE REMAKE FIGURE NOV168102 SQU
9 X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES FEB178702 HAS
10 MARVEL GALLERY: CLASSIC IRON MAN PVC FIGURE JAN172648 DST

TOP 10 GAMES

RANK DESCRIPTION ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL HEROCLIX 15TH-ANNIVERSARY WHAT IF BOOSTER BRICK MAR173399 NEC
2 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KALADESH BOOSTER PACKS AUG163175 WIZ
3 MACHI KORO CARD GAME MAY142831 IDW
4 MARVEL HEROCLIX 15TH-ANNIVERSARY WHAT IF STARTER SET MAR173400 NEC
5 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 MONOPOLY MAY173213 USA
6 YU-GI-OH! MAXIMUM CRISIS SPECIAL EDITION APR173279 KON
7 DC DICE MASTERS: BATMAN SEP168742 NEC
8 CHEMISTRY FLUXX CARD GAME MAR173363 LOO
9 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: SHADOWS OF THE PAST BOARD GAME APR160482 IDW
10 YU-GI-OH! PENDULUM EVOLUTION BOOSTER PACKS APR173278 KON

 


How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

 

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

 

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

The category tables in this press release are ranked by units sold by Diamond to its accounts for the comic books, graphic novels, and books categories and by the dollars invoiced by Diamond for the toys and games categories.

The New Titles Count Chart includes all titles that were invoiced by Diamond to retailers for the first time during the month and is not the official solicited title count for the month. Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

 

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing thousands of specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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Coming This Winter From Diamond Select Toys: Justice League, Spider-Man, X-Men & Thor!

Coming This Winter From Diamond Select Toys: Justice League, Spider-Man, X-Men & Thor!

It’s Marvel vs. DC in this month’s Previews catalog! With a new bust, bank and Vinimates from DC, and new Minimates action figures, statues and bottle openers from Marvel, this is one that’s gonna get settled at retail! Read on to see what’s scheduled to ship in late 2017/early 2018 from Diamond Select Toys! Pre-order through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer!

Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Time to go back to the future… the future of Gotham City! Not long from now, Gotham has transformed into a high-tech town, and a high-tech Batman has risen to fight the criminal element. Bruce Wayne is retired, but he mentors the new Batman and keeps him informed on old threats when they resurface. This approximately 6-inch resin bust of Bruce Wayne depicts him as he appears in Batman Beyond, and sits on top of a pedestal base inspired by the city’s ultra-modern architecture. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # JUL172790, SRP: $59.99)

 

Justice League Movie Vinimates Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Complete the League with this all-new assortment of Vinimates vinyl figures based on the new Justice League feature film! Superman, Aquaman and Cyborg team up to take on the forces of evil in this new batch of figures from the highly anticipated movie. Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in a block-figure style, striking a pose straight from the movie. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Superman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172792, SRP: $9.99)

Aquaman Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172793, SRP: $9.99)

Cyborg Vinyl Figure (Item # JUL172794, SRP: $9.99)

 

Marvel Minimates X-Men vs. Brotherhood Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s the 15th anniversary of the Marvel Minimates line, and to celebrate, we’re going back to where it all began! This four-pack of Minimates captures two classic X-Men and two classic Evil Mutants in the 2-inch mini-figure form. A classically-styled Marvel Girl and Professor X team up to take on Quicksilver (in his green costume) and Toad – one of the first Marvel Minimates ever designed, in his first-ever release! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, including unmasked hair for Jean Grey, a Cerebro helmet for Professor X, and alternate parts to turn Professor X into Mastermind! Packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item #JUL172800, SRP: $24.99)

 

Marvel Minimates Thor: Ragnarok Movie Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Get ready for Ragnarok! The third Thor movie, Thor: Ragnarok, will hit theaters this fall, and DST is celebrating with a new box set of Marvel Minimates based on the film! This 4-pack includes four all-new mini-figures, including Gladiator Thor, villainess Hela, Asgardian Loki and Bruce Banner! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features approximately 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # JUL172801, SRP: $24.99)

 

Marvel Hydra Symbol Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hail Hydra! Ever feel like every time you open a bottle, two more take its place? Well you’ll be able to make short of those pesky bottles with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of a Hydra logo! With powerful magnets on the back, it will hang on your refrigerator, waiting, until it is activated to fulfill its purpose – opening bottles! Packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #JUL172796, SRP: $18.00)

 

Marvel Gallery Netflix Jessica Jones PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Defenders Assemble! Joining Luke Cage and Daredevil, Jessica ones is the third member of the Defenders to join the Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama line-up! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall atop a New York City-inspired diorama base, Jessica Jones wears her trademark scarf and jacket, and features the likeness of actress Krysten Ritter from the Jessica Jones Netflix TV series. She is in scale to other Marvel Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC Dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #JUL172795, SRP: $45.00)

 

Marvel Premier Collection Venom Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Brains! Venom is back, and DST is celebrating his rebrth with this approximately 12-inch resin statue of the original symbiote! Breaking out of a glass tank, Venom is at his full power here, and is a must-have item for any Venom fan. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # JUL172797, SRP: $150.00)

 

Marvel Select Thor Ragnarok Movie Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! They’re friends from work! Send your Marvel Select collection to the distant reaches of the galaxy with these two new 7-inch scale action figures based on the new Marvel Studios film, Thor: Ragnarok! Depicting Thor and the Hulk in their gladiator gear, each figure features 16 points of articulation and includes weapons seen in the film. Each figure comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

Gladiator Thor Figure (Item # JUL172802, SRP: $24.99)

Gladiator Hulk Figure (Item # JUL172803, SRP: $24.99)

 

Marvel Spider-Man Homecoming Movie Resin Busts

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s almost time for Homecoming! The first Spider-Man film to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is almost here, and DST is commemorating the occasion with to resin busts based on the film! One depicts Spidey in his high-tech suit, with web wings, while the other shows him in his homemade suit. Each measures approximately 6 inches tall and sits atop a pedestal inspired by New York architecture. Each comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!

Web Glider Spider-Man Bust  (Item # JUL172798, SRP: $59.99)

Homemade Spider-Man Bust (Item # JUL172799, SRP: $59.99)

 

Superman The Animated Series Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a bust, it’s a bank, it’s Superman! The Man of Steel joins DST’s line of vinyl banks based on the DC Animated Universe, with this approximately 7-inch-tall portrait of Superman as he appeared in Superman: The Animated Series! With a coin slot on the back and an access door in the base, you’ll be able to save some dough even as you save the day! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item # JUL172791, SRP: $22.99)