Batman hunts through Gotham City to locate Gotham Girl to help her after her encounter with the Psycho-Pirate in Tom King, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado’s Batman #6 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of September 2016 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
DC Entertainment was September’s top publisher with a 36.53% dollar share and a 43.45% unit share. Marvel Comics was the month’s number two publisher with a 31.40% dollar share and a 30.75% unit share. At number three was Image Comics with a 9.04% dollar share and a 8.80% unit share. IDW Publishing was fourth with a 4.60% dollar share and a 3.55% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 3.23% dollar share and 2.43% units share.
DC Entertainment had eight titles in the top ten including Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.’s All-Star Batman #2 at
#2; Batman #7, the first chapter of “Night of the Monster Men,” at #3; Justice League #4 at #5; Francis Manapul’s
Trinity #1 at #7; Supergirl #1 at #8; Suicide Squad #2 at #9; and Justice League #5 at #10. Brian Michael Bendis and
David Marquez’s Civil War II #5 was Marvel Comics’ best-selling book for September at #4. Image Comics’ The
Walking Dead #158 from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher’s top book at #6. IDW Publishing’s Revolution #1, the first part of IDW Publishing’s Hasbro crossover, was their top book at #85. Rounding out the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer #3 from Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston was their top book at #158.
Rick Grimes prepares a counterattack against the Whisperers in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead Volume 26: Call to Arms from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel of September and one of the publisher’s two titles in the top ten. DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten, led by Jill Thompson’s original graphic novel, Wonder Woman: The Last Amazon at #2. Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 13:
North and South Part One ranked #6. Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic ranked #7.
BOOM! Studios’ Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales, an illustrated storybook based on the cult film, was September’s best-selling book. Image Comics’ The Walking Dead Adult Coloring Book was in the top ten at #10 as was IDW Publishing’s The Beauty of Horror: A Goregeous Coloring Book at #7.
Based on artwork for Dark Knight III: The Master Race, the DC Designer Series: Batman by Andy Kubert Statue from DC Collectibles was September’s best-selling toy product and one of the manufacturer’s six products among the top ten. Also in the top ten, Diamond Select Toys’ Ghostbusters Select Series 3 Action Figure ranked #7 for the month.
WizKids/NECA’s DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash Foil Packs was September’s best-selling game product. IDW Publishing had two products among the top ten — The Godfather: The New Don Game ranked #3 for the month, and the Arcane Academy Card Game ranked #6.
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
|PUBLISHER||DOLLAR SHARE||UNIT SHARE|
|DARK HORSE COMICS||3.23%||2.43%|
|ONI PRESS INC.||1.02%||0.79%|
|OTHER NON-TOP 10||8.46%||5.84%|
COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS
|SEPTEMBER 2016 VS. AUGUST 2016|
|SEPTEMBER 2016 VS. S EPTEMBER 2015|
|YEAR-TO-DATE 2016 VS. Y EAR-TO-DATE 2015|
NEW TITLES SHIPPED
|MAGAZINES SHIPPED||TOTAL SHIPPED|
|DARK HORSE COMICS||26||18||0||44|
|ONI PRESS INC.||9||2||0||11|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
|2||ALL-STAR BATMAN #2 [*]||$4.99||JUL160288-M||DC|
|4||CIVIL WAR II #5||$4.99||JUN160760-M||MAR|
|5||JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 [*]||$2.99||JUL160338-M||DC|
|6||THE WALKING DEAD #158 (MR)||$2.99||JUL160789-M||IMA|
|7||TRINITY #1 [*]||$2.99||JUL160282-M||DC|
|8||SUPERGIRL #1 [*]||$2.99||JUL160277-M||DC|
|9||SUICIDE SQUAD #2 [*]||$2.99||JUL160346-M||DC|
|10||JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 [*]||$2.99||JUL160340-M||DC|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
- THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 26: CALL TO ARMS TP (MR) $14.99 JUN160722 IMA
- WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON HC $22.99 MAY160281 DC
- BATMAN VOLUME 8: SUPERHEAVY TP $16.99 JUN160332 DC
- BATMAN VOLUME 9: BLOOM HC $24.99 MAY160304 DC
- THE FIX VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 JUN160686-M IMA
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 13: NORTH AND
- $10.99 MAY160022 DAR
SOUTH PART 1 TP
- SECRET WARS TP $34.99 JUN160958 MAR
- BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
- JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 7: THE DARKSEID WAR PART 1 TP $16.99 JUN160346 DC
- HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 4: A CALL TO ARMS TP $16.99 JUN160344 DC
TOP 10 BOOKS
|1||JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH TALES HC||$16.99||JUL161323||BOO|
|2||DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SUPER HERO HIGH YEARBOOK SC||$9.99||JUL162224||RAN|
|3||GHOSTBUSTERS LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK||$4.99||JUL162266||RAN|
|4||GHOSTBUSTERS 2016 LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK||$4.99||JUL162267||RAN|
|5||BEDTIME FOR BATMAN PICTURE BOOK HC||$15.95||JUL162219||CAP|
|6||THE WALKING DEAD ADULT COLORING BOOK (MR)||$14.99||FEB160615||IMA|
|7||BEAUTY OF HORROR: GOREGEOUS COLORING BOOK TP||$17.99||JUL160659||IDW|
|8||ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT COLORING BOOK||$12.99||MAY168239||RAN|
|9||ALAN MOORE: JERUSALEM HC NOVEL (MR)||$35.00||JUL162245||WW|
|10||THE SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOLUME 110 SC||$14.95||JUN162101||SAN|
TOP 10 TOYS
|1||DC DESIGNER SERIES: BATMAN BY ANDY KUBERT STATUE||DEC150384||DC|
|2||BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: HARLEY QUINN STATUE BY BERMEJO||FEB160284||DC|
|3||POP! MARVEL: DEADPOOL “DRESSED TO KILL” VINYL FIGURE||JUL162708||FUN|
|4||DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS: HALLOWEEN BATGIRL STATUE||APR160454||DC|
|5||THE FLASH TV ACTION FIGURE||OCT140413||DC|
|6||BATMAN V SUPERMAN: BATMAN MAF EX FIGURE||NOV158136||MED|
|7||GHOSTBUSTERS SELECT SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURES||MAY162380||DST|
|8||BATMAN V SUPERMAN DAWN OF JUSTICE PLAY ARTS KAI: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE||JAN168666||SQU|
|9||DC COMICS COVER GIRLS: CLASSIC HARLEY QUINN 2ND EDITION STATUE||JUN160390||DC|
|10||DC COMICS DESIGNER SERIES BY CAPULLO: SURVIVAL GEAR BATMAN ACTION FIGURE||MAR160328||DC|
TOP 10 GAMES
|1||DC DICE MASTERS: GREEN ARROW AND THE FLASH||JUN163094||NEC|
|2||FINDING DORY: DON’T WAKE GAME||JUL158674||BAN|
|3||THE GODFATHER: THE NEW DON GAME||MAY160541||IDW|
|4||MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOXED SET (2ND EDITION)||FEB151158||BOO|
|5||MARVEL HEROCLIX: SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN BOOSTER BRICK||MAY163107||NEC|
|6||ARCANE ACADEMY CARD GAME||JUN160572||IDW|
|7||MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ELDRITCH MOON BOOSTER PACKS||MAY163104||WIZ|
|8||YU-GI-OH! TCG 2016 MEGA-TIN CASE||MAY168707||KON|
|9||MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME (2ND EDITION)||FEB151159||BOO|
|10||D&D MINIATURES SET FIVE||JUN169191||NEC|
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