Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces their top sellers, via press release, in the realm of comic books and more. This can give readers an idea of what folks are gravitating towards. What's working? What isn't? Let's take a look at the best of the best for February 2015.
The top company, once again, is Marvel comics. Strangely enough, Marvel dropped roughly 2.5% in the dollar share and almost 6% in the unit share compared to last month, while DC didn't move too much. Image moved a bit as well and got into the double digits for both dollar and unit share.
Here are some pie charts to help inspire you.
The OGN SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 3 took the top spot on the top trades and graphic novels list. Surprisingly, WALKING DEAD volume 1 isn't on here. Regardless, except for a couple of Marvel titles, Image, as per usual, dominates this list.
Here's what the companies shipping out in February.
How do they calculate this information? It all starts at the comic book shop.
Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.
Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during January to December 2013, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.
What are your thoughts on all these numbers? What's your predictions for this month?