Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2009

by Jeff

APR098378D Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2009Media Release — (BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 9, 2009) — The debut of Dick Grayson as Batman in Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, Batman and Robin #1 gave DC Comics the best-selling comic book title for June 2009, based upon total unit sales to comic book specialty shops, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics took the top publisher spot in June, leading both Unit Market and Dollar Shares, with a 50.91% Unit Market Share and a 45.09% Dollar Share for the month.

The top-selling graphic novel for May was DC Comics’ Final Crisis hardcover, collecting the best-selling mini-series from writer Grant Morrison.

Diamond Select Toys’ Star Trek: The Original Series Tricorder was the was the best-selling Toy product for June. Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Gold Series 2009 Booster Packs, the latest expansion for the popular game, was the best-selling Game product to comic book specialty shops.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

Publisher Unit Market Share Dollar Share
MARVEL
COMICS
50.91% 45.09%
DC
COMICS
28.51% 27.13%
IDW
PUBLISHING
3.80% 4.27%
DARK
HORSE COMICS
2.99% 3.85%
IMAGE
COMICS
2.64% 2.85%
DYNAMITE
ENTERTAINMENT
2.47% 2.28%
BOOM!
STUDIOS
1.17% 1.27%
VIZ
MEDIA
0.80% 1.65%
WIZARD
ENTERTAINMENT
0.59% 0.79%
ZENESCOPE
ENTERTAINMENT
0.54% 0.62%
OTHER
NON TOP-10
5.58% 10.20%

TOP 10 COMICS

Quantity Rank

Description Price Item Code Vendor
1 BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 $2.99 APR090147-M DC
2 CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 $4.99 APR090492-M MAR
3 DARK AVENGERS/UNCANNY
X-MEN: UTOPIA #1
$3.99 APR090452-M MAR
4 BATMAN #687 $3.99 APR090150-M DC
5 DARK AVENGERS #5 (DARK
REIGN)
$3.99 MAR092531-M MAR
6 DARK AVENGERS #6 (DARK
REIGN)
$3.99 APR090455-M MAR
7 NEW AVENGERS #54 (DARK
REIGN)
$3.99 APR090457 MAR
8 ULTIMATUM #4 $3.99 JAN092453-M MAR
9 GREEN LANTERN #42 $2.99 APR090183-M DC
10 THE FLASH: REBIRTH
#3
$2.99 APR090176-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

Quantity Rank Description Price Item Code Vendor
1 FINAL CRISIS HC $29.99 FEB090203 DC
2 ALL-STAR BATMAN AND
ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOLUME  1 TP
$19.99 MAR090174 DC
3 DEADPOOL VOLUME 1:
SECRET INVASION TP
$14.99 APR090583-M MAR
4 GREEN LANTERN: THE
SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOLUME 2 TP
$14.99 MAR090181 DC
5 GREEN LANTERN: TALES
OF THE SINESTRO CORPS TP
$14.99 MAR090178 DC
6 EMPOWERED VOLUME 5
TP (MR)
$14.95 FEB090052 DAR
7 DARK REIGN: DEADPOOL/THUNDERBOLTS
TP
$12.99 APR090591 MAR
8 GREEN LANTERN CORPS:
SINS OF THE STAR SAPPHIRE TP
$14.99 MAR090182 DC
9 HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOLUME
2: LOVE STORIES FOR DEAD PEOPLE TP (MR)
$14.99 MAR090236 DC
10 BLEACH VOLUME 27 TP $7.95 MAR094450 VIZ

TOP 10 TOYS & STATUES

Dollar Rank Description Item Code Vendor
1 STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL
SERIES TRICORDER
MAY084717 DST
2 COVER GIRLS OF THE
DCU STATUE: WONDER WOMAN
NOV080248 DC
3 CHRISTOPHER REEVE
AS SUPERMAN STATUE
OCT080238 DC
4 STAR TREK: THE NEXT
GENERATION — ENTERPRISE-D SHIP
APR084696 DST
5 WORLD OF WARCRAFT
SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASST.
JAN090322 DC
6 WORLD OF WARCRAFT:
LADY VASHJ MASTER CASE
SEP080281 DC
7 HOT TOYS: THE DARK
KNIGHT 1/6-SCALE TWO-FACE FIGURE
NOV080258 DC
8 JSA SERIES 1 BALANCED
MASTER CASE ASST.
SEP080246 DC
9 BATMAN COSBABY BALANCED
ASST.
NOV080249 DC
10 STAR WARS: ECLIPTIC
EVADER TIE FIGHTER PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE
JAN088284 KEN

TOP 10 GAMES

Dollar Rank Description Item Code Vendor
1 YU-GI-OH! TCG: GOLD
SERIES 2009 BOOSTER PACK
FEB098603 KON
2 DC HEROCLIX: ARKHAM
ASYLUM BOOSTER PACK
AUG085406 WZK
3 MARVEL HEROCLIX: SECRET
INVASION BOOSTER PACK
MAY085179 WZK
4 MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS
BOOSTER PACK
APR075221 WZK
5 YU-GI-OH! TCG! 5DS
2009 ED STARTER DECK
APR091656 KON
6 WORLD OF WARCRAFT
TCG: DEATH KNIGHT DELUXE STARTER DECK
APR091692 UPP
7 MARVEL HEROCLIX: MUTATIONS
& MONSTERS BOOSTER PACK
SEP074847 WZK
8 DC HEROCLIX: ICONS
STARTER SET
JUL054374 WZK
9 HALO ACTIONCLIX: 4-FIGURE
GAME PACK
JUL074858 WZK
10 MARVEL HEROCLIX: FANTASTIC
FOUR STARTER SET
MAY085178 WZK

How does Diamond calculate the charts? 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 4,000+ accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout 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 any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS—the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, Diamond is based in Baltimore, MD, and services more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

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