With a new mission and a new costume, Jessica Drew returns in Karla Pacheco and Pete Perez’s Spider-Woman #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of March according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was March’s top publisher with a 40.98% dollar share and a 46.76% unit share. DC was second with a 27.34% dollar share and a 27.58% unit share. Image Comics was third for the month, followed by IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment.
Marvel Comics had seven titles among March’s top ten best-selling comics. In addition to Spider-Woman #1, Thor #4 ranked #3, X-Men #8 ranked #4, Wolverine #2 ranked #5, Skottie Young and Humberto Ramos’ Strange Academy #1 ranked #6, X-Men #9 ranked #8, and The Immortal Hulk #33 ranked #9. DC had three titles in the top ten: the oversized anniversary issue The Flash #750 ranked #2, Batman #90 ranked #7, and Batman #91 ranked #10. Among the premier publishers, Jonathan Hickman and Mike Huddleston’s Decorum #1 was Image Comics’ best-selling book for March at #20, BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 ranked #51, IDW Publishing’s Transformers vs. The Terminator #1 ranked #85, Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #3 ranked #92, and Michael Allred’s X-Ray Robot #1 was Dark Horse Comics top book for the month at #131.
Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s Once & Future Volume 1: The King Is Undead, a modern fantasy inspired by the Arthurian legend published by BOOM! Studios, was the best-selling graphic novel of March. Also from BOOM! Studios, Something Is Killing the Children Volume 1 ranked #2. Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten: Al Ewing and Joe Bennett’s The Immortal Hulk Volume 6 ranked #3, followed by The History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition at #5, New Mutants Volume 1 at #6, Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s King Thor at #7, and Star Wars Volume 13: Rogues and Rebels at #9. DC had two titles in the top ten: Amy Wolfram and Agnes Garbowska’s DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless ranked #4 and Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano’s The Oracle Code ranked #8. Also in the top ten, Oni Press’ Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape ranked #10.
Funko’s POP! Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive, was the best-selling toy of March. Also from Funko, the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse: Casual Miles Morales Vinyl Figure ranked #3. Diamond Select Toys had two products in the top ten: the Marvel Select: Spider-Man Figure, based on Sony’s best-selling Spider-Man PlayStation 4 video game, ranked #4, and the Disney Select Classic Figures ranked #6. Also in the top ten, DC Collectibles’ Batman vs. Harley Quinn Battle Statue (Second Edition) ranked #10.
Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder: Gamemastery Guide, a sourcebook for the second edition of the Pathfinder role-playing game, was March’s best-selling game product and one of Paizo’s eight products among the month’s top ten. Dynamite Entertainment’s Elvira, Mistress of the Dark’s Spectral Switchboard, a Ouija board-style game starring the horror icon, ranked #6 for the month.
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 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.
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