2010 Best Selling Comics Lists

Diamond have released it’s sale figures for all of 2010 and it make some interesting reading,

Obviously Marvel and DC top the sales charts with 30%+ each and Dark Horse, Image and IDW way off with only 5%-4% each. The top selling single issues are all Marvel or DC and all Event books or Number 1 issues. there are no suprises when you read the Tradepaper back/Graphic Novel top 10 as it’s all Walking Dead and Scott Pilgrim with some Kick Ass and Superman thrown in for good measure.

Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi said

“While sales for the year were down (3.5% overall from 2009), there have been a lot of positive signs in the last quarter. Sales have steadily picked up and most retailers reported better than average holiday shopping sales. We believe comic books and graphic novels offer a great entertainment value for consumers, and 2011 is shaping up with some very exciting and creative storylines and titles from the industry’s top publishers,”

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

1. MARVEL COMICS – Retailer Market Share – 38.23%
2. DC COMICS – Retailer Market Share – 30.39%
3. DARK HORSE COMICS – Retailer Market Share – 5.17%
4. IMAGE COMICS – Retailer Market Share – 4.53%
5. IDW PUBLISHING – Retailer Market Share – 4.08%
6. DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT – Retailer Market Share – 2.65%
7. BOOM! STUDIOS – Retailer Market Share – 1.95%
8. VIZ MEDIA – Retailer Market Share – 1.42%
9. EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD – Retailer Market Share – 0.82%
10. AVATAR PRESS INC – Retailer Market Share – 0.70%

Top 10 Comic Books:

1. Avengers #1
2. X-Men #1
3. Blackest Night #8
4. Siege #1
5. Blackest Night #7
6. New Avengers#1
7. Brightest Day #0
8. Brightest Day #1
9. Siege #2
10. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Top 10 Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks

1. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
2. Kick-Ass Premiere Hardcover
3. Walking Dead Volume 11: Fear the Hunters
4. Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour
5. Superman: Earth One
6. Scott Pilgrim Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
7. The Walking Dead Volume 12: Life Among Them
8. The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
9. The Walking Dead Volume 13: Too Far Gone
10. Scott Pilgrim Volume 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Source: Diamond

GS Reporter: Matt

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