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Kiddie comics and Black Cat dominate a down month

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black cat #1 marvelJune gross sales charts reveal a sorta blah month after a sorta blah Might which means  have been in a sorta blah interval.

Marvel whupped DC – with its new stripped down output – and Black Cat #1 by journeymen Jed MacKay and Journey Foreman was the #1 guide of the month. Marvel had 4 books within the Prime Ten, DC had 5 and Picture Comics had one: The Strolling Lifeless. We’ll miss you whenever you’re gone.

Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ Die Quantity 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker was the highest GN vendor however after that the listing is…frankly surprising. Diamond goes by dollars once they say who gained however I’m going to make use of the unit listing as a result of it exhibits uncooked variety of copies which might be being probably bought to clients – keep in mind these characterize solely order from retailers, NOT promote by way of.

1 – DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)
2- DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC
Three – DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU TP
Four – DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP
5 – DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP (TokyoPop)
6 – DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 1 TP (TokyoPop)
7 -TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP (DC INK)
Eight -BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP
9 – MIRACULOUS TALES: LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON 2 VOL. Four TP (Motion Labs)
10 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 19 GN (Viz)

No fewer than HALF of the chart (greater than half in the event you rely My Hero Academia) is materials for younger readers. TokyoPop has extra books than Picture. Motion Labs is on the listing and Darkish Horse, IDW and Marvel aren’t. And these are books ordered by comics retailers, not bookstores. And they’re kiddie books.

And one of many remaining books is an artwork poster e-book and never a comic book in any respect.

What is occurring?

At any price these softened choices clarify the painful 16% drop in GN models gross sales from this quarter final yr. The softening of the GN market in comics outlets and bookstores is an actual drawback at this level, one which isn’t getting a lot consideration outdoors publishers conferences maybe.

John Jackson Miller has his evaluation right here and together with his permission, right here’s the opening:

We will say two issues for positive concerning the first half of 2019: DC launched a lot fewer comedian books, and Marvel got here near taking each shelf area its rival vacated. The end result was that Marvel beat its personal greenback gross sales efficiency from the primary half of 2018, although not by as a lot as all these new releases would recommend — whereas DC’s complete greenback quantity slipped throughout that interval, however not by as a lot as its fewer new releases would recommend. 

The upshot? A Direct Market virtually utterly flat at midyear, down lower than one-half of 1 % in dollars. It’s a slight enchancment from the trajectory seen in 2018, which was down an entire proportion level; that yr’s gross sales wound up being strongly up as soon as channels outdoors comics outlets have been included.

Additionally, JJM is a pal and I typically child him about being the glass half full to my very long time half empty stance. Between us you get…some water. However this month he’s uncontrolled with the headline “June comics gross sales barely up, led by Black Cat #1; DC launched 24% fewer new comics in first half of 2019.”

It’s true, gross sales are up – by a statistically insignificant Zero.36% – in complete comics/gn gross sales June 2019 vs 2018.

In each different comparability besides one they’re down!!!! Typically by double digits. The exception is Q2 19 v Q1 19, however in June to Might, yr to yr and Q2 19 v Q2 18 gross sales are down, down, down. Down even.

Anyway, JJM I really like you, however that title is, if not incorrect, extremely deceptive.

Please word this can be a not a “we’re doomed we’re doomed” publish, simply noting details. The softening of the GN market is an issue – I’ll have an interest to see Milton and JJM’s evaluation of the entire charts later as a result of I’d wish to see is probably the lengthy tail is making up for this indirectly. dollar-share sales charts june

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TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

43.38%

48.93%

DC

26.71%

26.44%

IMAGE COMICS

7.58%

Eight.01%

DARK HORSE COMICS

Three.23%

2.16%

IDW PUBLISHING

Three.08%

2.83%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.43%

2.31%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.15%

2.02%

VIZ MEDIA

1.61%

Zero.59%

ONI PRESS

Zero.74%

Zero.53%

ARCHIE COMICS

Zero.57%

Zero.60%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

Eight.52%

5.59%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

JUNE 2019 VS. MAY 2019

COMICS

-6.44%

-6.55%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-18.39%

-15.92%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-10.09%

-7.26%

TOYS

-2.86%

-15.02%

JUNE 2019 VS. JUNE 2018

COMICS

Three.56%

-Four.63%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-7.11%

-13.13%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

Zero.36%

-5.27%

TOYS

35.23%

14.34%

YEAR TO DATE 2019 VS. YEAR TO DATE 2018

COMICS

Zero.21%

-5.03%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-2.25%

-7.19%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-Zero.49%

-5.19%

TOYS

24.92%

27.33%

SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2019

COMICS

Three.15%

6.51%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Three.01%

-Three.86%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

Three.11%

5.72%

TOYS

-9.68%

-11.18%

SECOND QUARTER 2019 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2018

COMICS

-6.71%

-7.62%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-Eight.72%

-16.49%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-7.28%

-Eight.29%

TOYS

30.69%

24.68%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

104

43

Zero

147

DC

50

20

1

71

IMAGE COMICS

46

11

Zero

57

IDW PUBLISHING

30

17

Zero

47

DARK HORSE COMICS

19

22

Zero

41

BOOM! STUDIOS

20

11

Zero

31

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

18

7

Zero

25

VIZ MEDIA

Zero

23

Zero

23

ARCHIE COMICS

11

2

Zero

13

ONI PRESS

5

5

Zero

10

OTHER NON-TOP 10

121

184

18

323

TOTAL

424

345

19

788

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BLACK CAT #1

$Four.99

APR190773-M MAR

2

DCEASED #2

$Three.99

APR190459-M DC

Three

SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1

$Three.99

APR190783-M MAR

Four

BATMAN: DAMNED #Three (MR)

$6.99

MAR190493-M DC

5

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6

$Four.99

APR190454-M DC

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24

$Three.99

APR190824-M MAR

7

THE IMMORTAL HULK #19

$Three.99

APR190792-M MAR

Eight

THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)

$Three.99

APR190202-M IMA

9

BATMAN #73

$Three.99

APR190448-M DC

10

BATMAN #72

$Three.99

APR190446-M DC

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BLACK CAT #1

$Four.99

APR190773-M MAR

2

BATMAN: DAMNED #Three (MR)

$6.99

MAR190493-M DC

Three

SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 (MR) [*]

$7.99

APR190432-M DC

Four

DCEASED #2

$Three.99

APR190459-M DC

5

SILVER SURFER: BLACK #1

$Three.99

APR190783-M MAR

6

THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6

$Four.99

APR190454-M DC

7

WAR OF THE REALMS #6

$5.99

APR190726-M MAR

Eight

THE IMMORTAL HULK #19

$Three.99

APR190792-M MAR

9

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24

$Three.99

APR190824-M MAR

10

THE WALKING DEAD #192 (MR)

$Three.99

APR190202-M IMA

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)

$9.99

MAR190080 IMA

2

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC

$19.99

MAR190576 DC

Three

DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU TP

$24.99

OCT180551 DC

Four

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SEARCH FOR ATLANTIS TP

$9.99

JUN180439 DC

5

DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP

$15.99

FEB192149 TOK

6

DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 1 TP

$15.99

JAN192254 TOK

7

TEEN TITANS: RAVEN TP (DC INK)

$16.99

FEB190469 DC

Eight

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP

$14.99

MAR190568-M DC

9

MIRACULOUS TALES: LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR SEASON 2 VOL. Four TP

$Eight.99

SEP181357 ACT

10

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 19 GN

$9.99

APR192159 VIZ

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS: 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC

$150.00

NOV180548 DC

2

DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU TP

$24.99

OCT180551 DC

Three

BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

$75.00

NOV180534 DC

Four

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC

$19.99

MAR190576 DC

5

BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 7 HC

$125.00

OCT180558 DC

6

DISNEY DESCENDANTS: EVIE’S WICKED RUNWAY VOL. 2 TP

$15.99

FEB192149 TOK

7

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 2 HC

$75.00

DEC181027-M MAR

Eight

BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2  HC (MR)

$49.99

FEB190389 DAR

9

DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)

$9.99

MAR190080 IMA

10

HULK BY LOEB & MCGUINNESS OMNIBUS HC

$100.00

DEC181029 MAR

 

TOP 10 BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

MEGA MAN ZERO: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS HC

$44.99

APR192142 UDO

2

THE ART OF DARKSIDERS HC

$49.99

FEB192162 UDO

Three

ROLLED AND TOLD VOL. 1 HC

$39.99

APR191818 LIO

Four

THE ART OF DARKSIDERS II HC

$49.99

MAR192161 UDO

5

THE ART OF DARKSIDERS III HC

$49.99

DEC188955 UDO

6

PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL III: A-J

$29.95

STAR00178 GEM

7

PHOTO JOURNAL GUIDE TO MARVEL COMICS VOL Three & Four SET

$50.00

STAR18847 GEM

Eight

NEIL GAIMAN: THE SLEEPER & THE SPINDLE SC

$9.99

JAN198509 HAR

9

THE GOLDEN AGE OF DC COMICS HC

$20.00

JAN192102 TAS

10

JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL SC

$14.99

FEB191275 BOO

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

POP! DC HEROES: HARLEY QUINN WITH BOOMBOX VINYL FIGURE AUG188545 FUN

2

MARVEL GALLERY: CARNAGE COMIC PVC FIGURE JAN192550 DST

Three

X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES NOV188066 HAS

Four

MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS ENDGAME: HULKBUSTER PVC FIGURE JAN192549 DST

5

CAPTAIN MARVEL LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES JUL188377 HAS

6

SPIDER-MAN LEGENDS 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES MAY198658 HAS

7

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: GHOSTBUSTERS DELUXE Four-PIECE FIGURE SET FEB188377 MEZ

Eight

DC DESIGNER SERIES: SUPERGIRL BY STANLEY LAU STATUE NOV180595 DC

9

ONE-12 COLLECTIVE: DC SOVEREIGN KNIGHT BATMAN FIGURE MAR188642 MEZ

10

BATMAN ANIMATED SERIES: BATCYCLE & FIGURE SET JAN190709 DC

 

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME CORE SET MAR198499 PAI

2

CRITICAL ROLE: TAL’DOREI CAMPAIGN SETTING HC JUN173357 GRE

Three

MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER AND THE ILLUMINATI BOOSTER BRICK FEB193072 NEC

Four

STARFINDER RPG: BEGINNER BOX FEB193069 PAI

5

PATHFINDER RPG: OCCULT ADVENTURES POCKET EDITION MAR193051 PAI

6

PATHFINDER ACG ADVENTURE PATH: CURSE OF THE CRIMSON THRONE MAR198498 PAI

7

STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK HC JUN173371 PAI

Eight

PATHFINDER RPG: ULTIMATE WILDERNESS POCKET EDITION MAR193052 PAI

9

THE EXPANSE RPG HC NOV182869 GRE

10

MARVEL HEROCLIX: WOLVERINE VS. CYCLOPS REGENESIS DEC188863 NEC

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