March 15, 2017

"Darth Maul" tops February 2017 comic sales

"Darth Maul" tops February 2017 comic sales

Marvel’s “Star Wars: Darth Maul” #1 was the top selling comic for February 2017. Meanwhile, Image’s “Seven to Eternity” tops the trade paperback/graphic novel list.

Comics

The top 10 selling comics are listed below. Information is from Diamond. Titles marked with an asterisk are returnable books.

Rank Title Price Publisher
1 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1 $4.99 MAR
2 BATMAN #16 $2.99 DC
3 BATMAN #17 $2.99 DC
4 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 [*] $2.99 DC
5 SUPER SONS #1 [*] $2.99 DC
6 WALKING DEAD #164 (MR) $2.99 IMA
7 ALL STAR BATMAN #7 $4.99 DC
8 STAR WARS #28 $3.99 MAR
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 DC
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $2.99 DC

DC’s “Rebirth” books continue to do well, with first issues of the JLA and Super Sons series appearing in the top 10. On the Marvel side, their top 10 books are “Star Wars” related titles, while Image’s “Walking Dead” #164 is the sole non-Big Two top 10 book.

Image offered for its 25th anniversary copies of “The Walking Dead” #163 for a quarter each. Diamond doesn’t list books that sell for less than a dollar in official figures, so its sales charts don’t show this book. Otherwise, it’d be the top book this month in units, with 750,000 books having shipped to comic shops.

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

The top selling trade paperbacks and graphic novels are listed below.

Rank Title Price Publisher
1 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
2 LOVE IS LOVE GN $9.99 IDW
3 BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
4 SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE $9.99 IMA
5 WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
6 MARCH GN BOOK 03 $19.99 IDW
7 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 01 PATH OF DOOM (REBIRTH) $16.99 DC
8 HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 01 SINESTROS LAW (REBIRTH) $17.99 DC
9 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 04 (MR) $14.99 IMA
10 CIVIL WAR II HC $50.00 MAR

Image placed in several slots, including at #1.

IDW placed in two slots: the “Love is Love” graphic novel (at #2) and John Lewis‘ “March Book Three” (at #6).

Miscellaneous

The top five publishers by dollar share:

  1. Marvel: 37.46%
  2. DC: 30.23%
  3. Image: 9.58%
  4. IDW: 5.83%
  5. Dark Horse: 2.57%

The top five publishers by unit share:

  1. Marvel: 33.64%
  2. DC: 33.47%
  3. Image: 18.13%
  4. IDW: 3.27%
  5. Dynamite: 2.06%

Total comic/TPB sales are down in dollars 0.82% and up in units 3.61% since January. They’re down 4.11% in dollars and up 14.7% in units over February 2016.

This month’s unit figures are reflective of the Image anniversary special this month; they should go back to normal levels in March.

Tags: comic newscomic salesDiamondJustice LeagueLove is LoveMarchMediaStar WarsSuper SonsThe Walking Dead