“Darth Maul” tops February 2017 comic sales

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Marvel’s “Star Wars: Darth Maul” #1 was the top selling comic for February 2017. Meanwhile, Image’s “Seven to Eternity” tops the trade paperback/graphic novel list.

Comics

The top 10 selling comics are listed below. Information is from Diamond. Titles marked with an asterisk are returnable books.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1$4.99MAR
2BATMAN #16$2.99DC
3BATMAN #17$2.99DC
4JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 [*]$2.99DC
5SUPER SONS #1 [*]$2.99DC
6WALKING DEAD #164 (MR)$2.99IMA
7ALL STAR BATMAN #7$4.99DC
8STAR WARS #28$3.99MAR
9JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99DC
10JUSTICE LEAGUE #14$2.99DC

DC’s “Rebirth” books continue to do well, with first issues of the JLA and Super Sons series appearing in the top 10. On the Marvel side, their top 10 books are “Star Wars” related titles, while Image’s “Walking Dead” #164 is the sole non-Big Two top 10 book.

Image offered for its 25th anniversary copies of “The Walking Dead” #163 for a quarter each. Diamond doesn’t list books that sell for less than a dollar in official figures, so its sales charts don’t show this book. Otherwise, it’d be the top book this month in units, with 750,000 books having shipped to comic shops.

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

The top selling trade paperbacks and graphic novels are listed below.

RankTitlePricePublisher
1SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 01$9.99IMA
2LOVE IS LOVE GN$9.99IDW
3BATMAN DETECTIVE TP VOL 01 RISE OT BATMEN (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
4SNOTGIRL TP VOL 01 GREEN HAIR DONT CARE$9.99IMA
5WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 01 THE LIES (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
6MARCH GN BOOK 03$19.99IDW
7SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 01 PATH OF DOOM (REBIRTH)$16.99DC
8HAL JORDAN & THE GLC TP VOL 01 SINESTROS LAW (REBIRTH)$17.99DC
9OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 04 (MR)$14.99IMA
10CIVIL WAR II HC$50.00MAR

Image placed in several slots, including at #1.

IDW placed in two slots: the “Love is Love” graphic novel (at #2) and John Lewis‘ “March Book Three” (at #6).

Miscellaneous

The top five publishers by dollar share:

  1. Marvel: 37.46%
  2. DC: 30.23%
  3. Image: 9.58%
  4. IDW: 5.83%
  5. Dark Horse: 2.57%

The top five publishers by unit share:

  1. Marvel: 33.64%
  2. DC: 33.47%
  3. Image: 18.13%
  4. IDW: 3.27%
  5. Dynamite: 2.06%

Total comic/TPB sales are down in dollars 0.82% and up in units 3.61% since January. They’re down 4.11% in dollars and up 14.7% in units over February 2016.

This month’s unit figures are reflective of the Image anniversary special this month; they should go back to normal levels in March.


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