Diamond Announces Top Products for April 2018

An all-star slate of creators, including Brian Michael Bendis and his first work on the Man of Steel, celebrated Superman’s 80th birthday in DC Entertainment’s milestone Action Comics #1000, the best-selling comic book of April 2018 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was April’s top publisher with a 37.59% dollar share and a 42.21% unit share. DC Entertainment was second for the month with a 32.39% dollar share and a 33.02% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 9.16% dollar share and a 9.47% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 4.08% dollar share and a 3.67% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.36% dollar share and a 1.79% unit share, BOOM! Studios with a 2.20% dollar share and a 1.72% unit share, and Dynamite Entertainment with a 1.60% dollar share and a 1.29% unit share.

Marvel Comics had six titles, led by Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen’s Amazing Spider-Man #798 at #2, followed by Amazing Spider-Man #799 at #3, Charles Soule and David Marquez’s Hunt for Wolverine #1 at #4, Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello’s Venomized #1 at #6, Gail Simone and David Baldeon’s Domino #1 at #8, and Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Captain America #700 at #9. DC Entertainment had three titles among April’s top ten. In addition to Action Comics #1000, Tom King, Mikel Janin, and Joëlle Jones’ Batman #44 ranked #5 and King and Tony S. Daniel’s Batman #45 ranked #7. Also in the top ten, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #178 ranked #10. Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics’ Xerxes #1, the debut of Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel to300, was their top book at #95; IDW Publishing’s Sonic the Hedgehog #1 ranked #111; Dynamite Entertainment’s John Wick #2 was their top book at #140; and BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 ranked #142 for April.

DC Entertainment’s Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman, a hardcover collection of Superman stories from Action Comics spanning the last eight years, was April’s best-selling graphic novel. Also in the top ten for DC Entertainment, Batman Volume 5: Rules of Engagement ranked #5. Image Comics had four titles in the top ten: Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls Volume 4 ranked #2, followed by Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Volume 1 at #4, Saga Volume 8 at #8, andPaper Girls Volume 1 at #10. Marvel Comics also had four titles in the top ten, led by Jim Starlin and Alan Davis’ original graphic novel, Thanos: The Infinity Siblings at #3; Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim’s The Infinity Gauntlet at #6; Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Legacy’s End at #7; and Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey at #9.

Dark Horse Comics’ Moebius Library: The Art of Edena, an artbook that looks at Moebius’ work onWorld of Edena, was April’s best-selling book. Also in the top ten for Dark Horse, The Art of God of War, an artbook based on the new video game for the PlayStation 4, ranked #8. BOOM! Studios’Power Rangers Artist Tribute ranked #6.

Diamond Select Toys’ Pacific Rim Uprising Select Series 1 Action Figures were the best-selling toy product of April. Also in the top ten for Diamond Select Toys, the Marvel Select: Thor Ragnarok: Gladiator Thor Figure ranked #4. DC Collectibles had two products in the top ten: the DC Comics Bombshells: Green Lantern Jessica Cruz Statue ranked #8 and the Harley Quinn: Red, White, and Black Statue by Babs Tarr ranked #10.

Steam Forged Games’ Dark Souls Card Game, based on the best-selling video game, was April’s best-selling game product. IDW Games had two products in the top ten: the Dragonball Z: Perfect Cell Game ranked #4 and The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory Game ranked #7. Also of note, Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella Tarot Cards Set ranked #8.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

37.59%

42.21%

DC ENTERTAINMENT

32.39%

33.02%

IMAGE COMICS

9.16%

9.47%

IDW PUBLISHING

4.08%

3.67%

DARK HORSE COMICS

2.36%

1.79%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.20%

1.72%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

1.60%

1.29%

VIZ MEDIA

1.19%

0.48%

ONI PRESS

1.13%

0.61%

TITAN COMICS

0.73%

0.55%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.57%

5.20%

 

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

DOLLARS

UNITS

APRIL 2018 VS. MARCH 2018

COMICS

20.64%

12.39%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

15.40%

24.13%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

19.13%

13.20%

TOYS

-19.63%

-16.16%

APRIL 2018 VS. APRIL 2017

COMICS

15.67%

4.11%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

0.72%

-1.79%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

11.08%

3.64%

TOYS

3.47%

-14.60%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2018 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2017

COMICS

-1.51%

-10.12%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

-9.68%

-9.53%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

-3.97%

-10.08%

TOYS

-7.30%

-12.84%

 

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL

SHIPPED

MARVEL COMICS

86

37

0

123

DC ENTERTAINMENT

81

30

1

112

IMAGE COMICS

62

22

0

84

IDW PUBLISHING

47

19

0

66

BOOM! STUDIOS

23

14

0

37

DARK HORSE COMICS

16

10

0

26

TITAN COMICS

13

8

1

22

VIZ MEDIA

0

22

0

22

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

16

5

0

21

ONI PRESS

3

4

0

7

OTHER NON-TOP 10

131

180

19

330

TOTAL

478

351

21

850

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ACTION COMICS #1000

$7.99

FEB180142-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798

$3.99

FEB180830-M MAR

3

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #799

$3.99

FEB180834-M MAR

4

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1

$5.99

FEB180745-M MAR

5

BATMAN #44

$2.99

FEB180164-M DC

6

VENOMIZED #1

$4.99

FEB180796-M MAR

7

BATMAN #45

$2.99

FEB180166-M DC

8

DOMINO #1

$3.99

FEB180770-M MAR

9

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700

$5.99

FEB180754-M MAR

10

THE WALKING DEAD #178 (MR)

$3.99

FEB180713-M IMA

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ACTION COMICS #1000

$7.99

FEB180142-M DC

2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798

$3.99

FEB180830-M MAR

3

HUNT FOR WOLVERINE #1

$5.99

FEB180745-M MAR

4

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #799

$3.99

FEB180834-M MAR

5

VENOMIZED #1

$4.99

FEB180796-M MAR

6

CAPTAIN AMERICA #700

$5.99

FEB180754-M MAR

7

DOMINO #1

$3.99

FEB180770-M MAR

8

BATMAN #44

$2.99

FEB180164-M DC

9

INFINITY COUNTDOWN #2

$4.99

FEB180740-M MAR

10

THE WALKING DEAD #178 (MR)

$3.99

FEB180713-M IMA

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC

$29.99

DEC170241 DC

2

PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 4 TP

$14.99

FEB180663 IMA

3

THANOS: THE INFINITY SIBLINGS OGN HC

$24.99

DEC170936 MAR

4

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

5

BATMAN VOL. 5: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP

$16.99

JAN180382 DC

6

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET TP

$24.99

JUL110745 MAR

7

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL. 2: LEGACY’S END TP

$17.99

JAN181040 MAR

8

SAGA VOLUME 8 TP (MR)

$14.99

OCT170715 IMA

9

PHOENIX RESURRECTION: THE RETURN OF JEAN GREY TP

$17.99

JAN181041-M MAR

10

PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 1 TP

$9.99

JAN160645 IMA

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ACTION COMICS: 80 YEARS OF SUPERMAN HC

$29.99

DEC170241 DC

2

PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 4 TP

$14.99

FEB180663 IMA

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