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

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.

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

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.

Rank Title Price Publisher
1 THE WICKED & THE DIVINE VOL. 5: IMPERIAL PHASE I TP $16.99 IMA
2 DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3: SUMMER OLYMPUS TP $9.99 DC
3 MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1 TP $9.99 IMA
4 DESCENDER VOLUME 4: ORBITAL MECHANICS TP $16.99 IMA
5 SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL VOLUME 2: SIDE PIECES TP $16.99 MAR
6 TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: DAMIAN KNOWS BEST TP $16.99 DC
7 HARLEY QUINN VOL. 2: THE JOKER LOVES HARLEY TP $16.99 DC
8 STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA VOLUME 1: APHRA TP $17.99 MAR
9 A.D.: AFTER DEATH HC $24.99 IMA
10 NIGHTWING VOL. 2: BACK TO BLUDHAVEN TP $16.99 DC
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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