Diamond’s Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels for March 2013

by Jeff

jan130868 Diamond's Top 50 Non-Premier Comics and Graphic Novels for March 2013Media Release — Aspen’s tenth-anniversary celebration continued in March with the debut of Shrugged2 #1 from Frank Mastromauro and Micah Gunnell, the best-selling Non-Premier comic to direct market specialty retailers in March.

BOOM! Studios had two titles in the top ten, both from their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint. Adventure Time #14 ranked #2 and Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #3 ranked #3.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by X-O Manowar #11 at #4. Also in the top ten were Shadowman #5 at #6 and Harbinger #10 at #7.

Dynamite Entertainment had two titles in the top ten; Mark Waid’s Green Hornet #1 ranked #5 and The Shadow #10 ranked #10.

Rounding out the top ten was Oni Press with the Viking series Helheim #1 at #9.

Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley’s supernatural epic came to a close in The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk Volume 4 from Legendary, the best-selling Non-Premier graphic novel for March.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Avatar Press, BOOM! Studios, Humanoids, Top shelf Productions, Valiant Entertainment, and VIZ Media.

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 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 not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, 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 the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall RetailRank Index Comic VendName
1 78 206 22.23 SHRUGGED VOL 2 #1 ASP
2 102 81 16.07 ADVENTURE TIME #14 BOO
3 106 82 15.47 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #3 BOO
4 135 108 11.43 X-O MANOWAR #11 VAL
5 140 112 10.96 MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #1 DE
6 153 130 9.53 SHADOWMAN #5 VAL
7 167 140 8.84 HARBINGER #10 VAL
8 169 137 8.72 CROSSED BADLANDS #25 (MR) AVA
9 171 143 8.61 HELHEIM #1 (MR) ONI
10 175 148 8.47 SHADOW #10 DE
11 180 153 8.03 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8 VAL
12 183 155 7.95 BLOODSHOT #9 VAL
13 194 174 7.21 GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #2 (MR) DE
14 196 139 7.12 SIMPSONS COMICS #200 BON
15 204 189 6.38 GAME OF THRONES #13 (MR) DE
16 205 195 6.20 BRAVEST WARRIORS #6 BOO
17 206 221 6.17 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #246 ARC
18 207 193 6.04 CROSSED BADLANDS #26 (MR) AVA
19 208 216 6.03 FAIRY QUEST #2 BOO
20 214 201 5.74 DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #2 (MR) DE
21 217 207 5.52 RACHEL RISING #15 ABS
22 218 210 5.41 VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #3 DE
23 220 214 5.34 SONIC UNIVERSE #50 ARC
24 226 243 5.08 SPONGEBOB COMICS #18 UNI
25 231 237 4.92 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #79 (MR) BRO
26 234 218 4.86 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #23 (MR) DE
27 235 220 4.76 VAMPIRELLA #27 DE
28 236 240 4.76 GFT WONDERLAND #9 (MR) ZEN
29 238 264 4.57 FUTURAMA COMICS #66 BON
30 239 246 4.51 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #83 (MR) ZEN
31 242 249 4.39 DREW HAYES POISON ELVES #1 (MR) APE
32 245 248 4.34 DEATHMATCH #4 MAIN COVERS BOO
33 250 223 4.17 GFT MADNESS OF WONDERLAND #2 (MR) ZEN
34 253 235 4.00 PEANUTS VOL 2 #7 BOO
35 255 238 3.96 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #17 DE
36 256 229 3.94 FASHION BEAST #7 (MR) AVA
37 258 285 3.87 MEGA MAN #23 ARC
38 260 241 3.83 LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #2 ASP
39 262 289 3.80 BART SIMPSON COMICS #81 BON
40 265 231 3.76 GFT GRIMM UNIVERSE #4 (MR) ZEN
41 270 247 3.67 BIONIC MAN #18 DE
42 275 254 3.54 JENNIFER BLOOD #24 (MR) DE
43 277 258 3.49 QUEEN SONJA #34 DE
44 278 257 3.48 DAMSELS #6 DE
45 279 261 3.46 HELLRAISER DARK WATCH #2 (MR) BOO
46 281 263 3.44 BIONIC MAN VS BIONIC WOMAN #3 DE
47 282 265 3.40 SHERLOCK HOLMES LIVERPOOL DEMON #3 DE
48 284 256 3.37 FERALS #13 (MR) AVA
49 286 274 3.27 THE SPIDER #10 DE
50 287 325 3.24 ARCHIE #641 ARCHIE MEETS GLEE PT 1 ARC


QtyRank Overall QtyRank Overall DollarRank Index Title VendName
1 35 102 1.48 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 04 GEISTHAWK LEG
2 36 14 1.46 ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL ED HC VOL 01 BOO
3 41 53 1.39 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 BOO
4 44 95 1.34 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) TP VOL 01 VAL
5 49 28 1.29 CROSSED TP VOL 05 (MR) AVA
6 50 55 1.25 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC TOP
7 64 135 1.06 ONE PIECE TP VOL 66 VIZ
8 83 128 0.91 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 02 ORDER FROM CHAOS ARC
9 85 23 0.89 MUSE DLX HC (MR) HUM
10 92 164 0.85 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 11 VIZ
11 97 178 0.82 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 16 VIZ
12 100 137 0.80 SOUL EATER TP VOL 13 HAC
13 102 126 0.79 PEANUTS TP VOL 02 BOO
14 117 193 0.73 BAKUMAN TP VOL 18 VIZ
15 121 121 0.72 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 BOO
16 122 79 0.72 TANK GIRL EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL HC (MR) RAN
17 123 82 0.71 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 05 ZEN
18 124 136 0.71 PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 09 PASSIONS HOWL ONI
19 125 156 0.70 NAOKI URASAWA 21ST CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 02 VIZ
20 128 203 0.70 POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 15 VIZ
21 133 75 0.67 VALIANT MASTERS NINJAK HC VOL 01 BLACK WATER VAL
22 137 157 0.64 GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW TP (MR) ZEN
23 159 25 0.58 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PHANTOM LADY COLL WORKS HC VOL 01 DIA
24 161 107 0.58 JUDGE DREDD ORIGINS TP (MR) POC
25 167 243 0.56 BARRAGE TP VOL 01 VIZ
26 180 233 0.52 SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH MAGIC WITHIN TP VOL 01 ARC
27 182 253 0.52 POKEMON THE MOVIE KYUREM VS SWORD OF JUSTICE GN VIZ
28 183 139 0.52 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 03 (MR) DE
29 191 125 0.50 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC SLA
30 195 131 0.49 HAWKEN GENESIS HC ARA
31 197 150 0.48 CROW SPECIAL ED TP POC
32 204 195 0.47 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 04 (MR) ( ST.
33 207 259 0.47 JOHNNY BOO HC VOL 05 DOES SOMETHING TOP
34 209 222 0.46 DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 01 HAC
35 210 155 0.46 WITCHBLADE RED SONJA TP DE
36 214 159 0.45 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02 VIZ
37 233 307 0.40 RIN-NE GN VOL 11 VIZ
38 238 122 0.39 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 19 1987-1988 FAN
39 241 324 0.38 VAGABOND TP VOL 34 (MR) VIZ
40 242 239 0.38 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04 VIZ
41 245 186 0.37 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 21 MASSACRE ARC PT 3 (NOTE PR HAC
42 255 198 0.35 BAD MACHINERY GN VOL 01 CASE O/T TEAM SPIRIT ONI
43 265 58 0.34 PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOL 05 1943-1944 HER
44 274 238 0.33 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMPLETE COMIC ENCYCLOPEDIA TP ARC
45 282 124 0.32 JUDGE DREDD DAY OF CHAOS FOURTH FACTION GN (MR) DIA
46 284 271 0.32 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 02 ST.
47 287 35 0.32 LUMINOUS INCAL DLX HC (MR) HUM
48 292 385 0.32 PSYREN GN VOL 09 VIZ
49 300 402 0.30 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 02 VIZ
50 302 279 0.30 NEW CRUSADERS RISE O/T HEROES TP ARC

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