Spider-Man, “The Wicked + The Divine” top June 2017 comic sales

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The first issue of the revival of “Spectacular Spider-Man” led in comic sales for June 2017. On the trade paperback side, “The Wicked + the Divine” was #1 in trade paperback/graphic novel sales.

Comics

Here’s the top 10 selling comics for June, according to Diamond.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1$4.99MAR
2DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1$4.99DC
3STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1$4.99MAR
4BATMAN #24$2.99DC
5DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #9$5.99DC
6BATMAN #25$3.99DC
7EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1$3.99MAR
8SECRET EMPIRE #4$3.99MAR
9SECRET EMPIRE #5$3.99MAR
10THE WALKING DEAD #168 (MR)$2.99IMA

Marvel dominated sales as usual for June, with half of the top 10 books. Those included a new “Darth Vader” book, plus a few event titles like “Secret Empire.”

DC’s top sellers were the usual Batman-related books, including the kickoff for their “Dark Nights” event.

The sole non-Big Two book in the top 10 was Image’s “The Walking Dead” #168.

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

Below are the top 10 trade paperbacks and graphic novels.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 5: IMPERIAL PHASE I TP$16.99IMA
2DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS TP$9.99DC
3MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1 TP$9.99IMA
4DESCENDER VOLUME 4: ORBITAL MECHANICS TP$16.99IMA
5SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL VOLUME 2: SIDE PIECES TP$16.99MAR
6TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP$16.99DC
7HARLEY QUINN VOL. 2: THE JOKER LOVES HARLEY TP$16.99DC
8STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOLUME 1: APHRA TP$17.99MAR
9A.D.: AFTER DEATH HC$24.99IMA
10NIGHTWING VOL. 2: BACK TO BLUDHAVEN TP$16.99DC
The Wicked + The Divine, vol. 5 TPB
“The Wicked + The Divine,” vol. 5 TPB. Art by Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson.

Image and DC each took up four spaces, with Marvel the remaining two.

Marvel’s top-selling trades were a Spider-Man/Deadpool volume and a “Star Wars” trade.

DC’s top seller was a volume of “DC Super Hero Girls,” featuring Wonder Woman’s Greco-Roman deity family. Yes, they went with the New 52 “Zeus is her Dad” origin for this series, unfortunately.

Other figures

The top five publishers by dollar share:

  1. Marvel: 38.54%
  2. DC Comics: 30.61%
  3. Image: 8.86%
  4. IDW: 4.24%
  5. Dark Horse: 3.46%

The top five publishers by unit share:

  1. Marvel: 42.82%
  2. DC Comics: 31.76%
  3. Image: 9%
  4. IDW: 3.18%
  5. Dark Horse: 2.47%

Comments

Comichron and Comics Beat state that sales were down from June 2016, probably stemming from how well DC’s Rebirth relaunch did. They also note July has a heavier number of trade paperbacks coming out.

Of course, these numbers look quite different from the recently released, overall 2016 sales figures. Those include bookstore and digital sales, giving a very different picture of what’s selling. (In summary, non-comic shop sales mainly stem from trades/graphic novels and kid-friendly material.)


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