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Between “Dark Nights Metal” tie-ins and the usual Bat-centric books, the Caped Crusader dominated single-issue comic sales for November 2017. On the trade paperback side, a “Darth Vader” volume is the top-seller for November.
Here’s a look at November’s top-selling direct market comics, according to Diamond.
|1||DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1||$4.99||DC|
|2||DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 LENTICULAR EDITION||$5.99||DC|
|3||THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1||$3.99||DC|
|4||BATMAN LOST #1||$4.99||DC|
|7||BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1||$3.99||DC|
|8||CAPTAIN AMERICA #695||$3.99||MAR|
|9||BATMAN ANNUAL #2||$4.99||DC|
|10||STAR WARS #38||$3.99||MAR|
The top selling book this month was DC’s “Doomsday Clock.” Otherwise, Batman-related books take up six of the top 10 slots.
“Captain America” #695 is Marvel’s top seller. It marks the return of Mark Waid to the title, as well as a downplaying of the controversial/widely disliked “Secret Empire” plotline. “Star Wars” is Marvel’s other top 10 book. Of course, the Force was strong in trade sales (see below).
Trade paperbacks/graphic novels
Here’s the top-selling direct market trade paperbacks and graphic novels for November.
|1||STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL. 1: IMPERIAL MACHINE TP||$17.99||MAR|
|2||DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE… AGAIN TP||$15.99||MAR|
|3||THE FLASH VOL. 4: RUNNING SCARED TP||$14.99||DC|
|4||WONDER WOMAN VOL. 4: GODWATCH TP||$16.99||DC|
|5||RICK AND MORTY VOLUME 1 TP||$19.99||ONI|
|6||STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION TP||$19.99||MAR|
|7||JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: CAPTAIN PHASMA TP||$16.99||MAR|
|8||SUPERMAN VOLUME 4: BLACK DAWN TP||$16.99||DC|
|9||STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL: SON OF DATHOMIR TP||$15.99||MAR|
|10||JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 4: ENDLESS TP||$16.99||DC|
“Star Wars” occupied four of the top 10 slots in November, including the top slot, which says a lot about the franchise’s popularity. (“Star Wars” related books usually outsell nearly the entire Marvel Universe superhero line.)
Superhero books took up half of the top 10 spots: “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” “Superman,” “The Flash,” and “Deadpool.”
Dollar share and unit share
The top five publishers by dollar share:
- Marvel: 34.29%
- DC Comics: 33.71%
- Image: 8.07%
- IDW: 4.04%
- Dynamite: 2.20%
The top five publishers by unit share:
- DC Comics: 39.37%
- Marvel: 34.52%
- Image: 8.26%
- IDW: 3.66%
- Dynamite: 2.15%
Publishers Weekly graphic novel best sellers
Outside of the direct market, Publishers Weekly reports that the top-selling graphic novel for the four-week period ending December 3 is “My Hero Academia,” volume 10. The manga, by Kohei Horikoshi, focuses on a superhero-filled world and a powerless boy who wants to become a hero.
Meanwhile, the top selling “Big 2” superhero title came in fourth place: a deluxe edition of “Batman/The Flash: The Button.”