“U.S.Avengers” leads January 2017 comic sales

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January’s top selling comic features Squirrel Girl and her new teammates in “U.S.Avengers” #1. Meanwhile, Batman topped the trade paperback list.

Comics

Below are the top 10 selling comics, according to Diamond.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1U.S.AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR
2BATMAN #14$2.99DC
3BATMAN #15$2.99DC
4JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1$3.99DC
5THE WALKING DEAD #162 (MR)$2.99IMA
6ALL-STAR BATMAN #6$4.99DC
7JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD #3$3.99DC
8MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1$4.99MAR
9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23$3.99MAR
10JUSTICE LEAGUE #12$2.99DC

DC put in a strong showing this month in the top 10, with the bimonthly “Batman” title coming in at #2 and #3. The odd-sounding “Justice League”/”Power Rangers” crossover also did well.

The only non-Big Two book in the top 10 is “The Walking Dead” #162.

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

Below are the top 10 selling paperbacks/graphic novels, according to Diamond.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1BATMAN VOLUME 1: I AM GOTHAM TP$16.99DC
2KILL OR BE KILLED VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99IMA
3THE FLASH VOL. 1: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE TP$17.99DC
4SUPERMAN VOL. 1: SON OF SUPERMAN TP$16.99DC
5SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)$9.99IMA
6JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: THE EXTINCTION MACHINE TP$16.99DC
7PAPER GIRLS VOLUME 1 TP$9.99IMA
8STAR WARS: HAN SOLO TP$16.99MAR
9GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE LIFE & DEATH OF OLIVER QUEEN TP$16.99DC
10THE BLACK MONDAY MURDERS VOLUME 1: ALL HAIL GOD MAMMON TP (MR)$19.99IMA

“Batman” tops the trade list this month, while DC overall takes up half the top 10 list. Image fills four slots, while Marvel’s sole entry is the “Star Wars” Han Solo miniseries.

Miscellaneous

The top five publishers by dollar share:

  1. Marvel: 37.09%
  2. DC: 28.93%
  3. Image: 9.82%
  4. IDW: 5.25%
  5. Dark Horse: 4.04%

The top five publishers by unit share:

  1. Marvel: 42.62%
  2. DC: 31.33%
  3. Image: 9.36%
  4. IDW: 3.45%
  5. Dark Horse: 2.91%

Total comic/TPB sales are down (in dollar/unit shares) 11%/9.49% since December. They’re down 3.41%/6.01% over January 2016.


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