Star Wars and Stray Dogs lead Diamond’s September Sales

Diamond has just released charts for books on sales in September and comics sales were led by an old favorite – Charles Soule and Luke Ross’ Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #4 – in the last month when Marvel comics will appear on the charts as a Diamond premiere publisher.

The best selling graphic novel was Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner’s surprise hit Stray Dogs, which has been selling out since it came out in February. No more second printings everyone!

The departing Marvel Comics had 8 of the top ten periodicals but only 5 of the top ten GNs. IDW charted at #7 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4, the penultimate chapter of Kevin Eastman’s future Turtles tale, and Image Comics’ Primordial #1, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino came in at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3, a prequel to the Netflix animated series, was Dark Horse Comics’ top book for the month at #27; BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #20 ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness: 1979 #1 was their best-selling book at #58..

As for GNs, Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Omnibus came in at #2 and Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia #29, was #4.

BRZRKR Volume 1 by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, Alessandro Vitti, and Bill Crabtree had a solid performance at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics’ top graphic novel, EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories ranked #18; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II ranked #93; and Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #103..

Comichron’s John Jackson Miller is out and about but he tweeted a few facts about this month’s numbers:

September charts! Diamond had a strong month, with Marvel taking the top 5 slots in its comics chart in what was that publisher’s final month of exclusive distribution there. WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #4 led a month in which we project the top 400 comics sold 6.6 million copies.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74 was the top dollar book, given its $9.99 price tag. Dollar sales for the top 400 comics were close to $30 million. It was a five-week month for Diamond, and sales were comparable to the last such month, the very good June. June: http://bit.ly/Jun21Comics
Image had the top graphic novel with STRAY DOGS Vol. 1, which appears to have had a huge sale near 15,000 copies. The McFarlane and Fantastic Four Omnibuses also look close to 10k, record strength for that format. The top 400 GNs would add another $11 million to Diamond’s total.
Again, this was the last month for Diamond’s exclusive distributorship of Marvel, which began in April 1997 (which we reported at the time here): https://comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/1997/1997-04.html Marvel will be in Diamond’s future charts, but as books Diamond purchased first from Penguin Random House.

 

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #4
$3.99
JUL210735-M
MARVEL COMICS
2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #73
$3.99
JUN210539-M
MARVEL COMICS
3
INFERNO #1
$5.99
JUL210520-M
MARVEL COMICS
4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74
$9.99
JUL210530-M
MARVEL COMICS
5
DARK AGES #1
$4.99
JUL210513-M
MARVEL COMICS
6
EXTREME CARNAGE: TOXIN #1
$3.99
JUL210571-M
MARVEL COMICS
7
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #4
$8.99
JUN210489-M
IDW PUBLISHING
8
ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #4 FACSIMILE EDITION
$3.99
JUL210668-M
MARVEL COMICS
9
DAREDEVIL #34
$3.99
JUL210716-M
MARVEL COMICS
10
PRIMORDIAL #1 (MR)
$3.99
JUL210009-M
IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
STRAY DOGS TP
$16.99
JUL210121-M
IMAGE COMICS
2
SPIDER-MAN BY TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC
$75.00
MAR210689-M
MARVEL COMICS
3
FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC
$100.00
MAR210674-M
MARVEL COMICS
4
MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 29 GN
$9.99
JUL212185
VIZ MEDIA
5
MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOLUME 1 GN
$15.99
JUN210804-M
MARVEL COMICS
6
FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
$125.00
FEB210668-M
MARVEL COMICS
7
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS
VOLUME 5 HC
$125.00
MAR210680-M
MARVEL COMICS
8
BRZRKR VOLUME 1 TP
$16.99
MAY210997
BOOM! STUDIOS
9
MONSTRESS VOLUME 6 TP
$16.99
JUL210161
IMAGE COMICS
10
SEVEN TO ETERNITY VOLUME 4 TP
$16.99
APR210242
IMAGE COMICS

 

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
POP! MARVEL HEROES: IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE
$29.99
DEC209218
FUNKO
2
TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON: NEMESIS PRIME DELUXE FIGURE
$128.05
AUG208060
THREEZERO
3
COBRA KAI SDCC 2021 DELUXE ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
$75.00
FEB218594
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
4
MARVEL VILLAINS LEGENDS 6-INCH FIGURES
$122.00
JAN218204
HASBRO TOY GROUP
5
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MIRAGE VARIANT REACTION FIGURE
$48.60
NOV208913
SUPER7
6
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER B&W ULTIMATE 7-INCH FIGURE
$32.99
JAN218112
NECA
7
POP! DC HEROES: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT: BATMAN/THE JOKER VINYL FIGURE 2-PACK
$22.99
AUG208758
FUNKO
8
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER SERIES 1 DELUXE ACTION FIGURES
$149.94
JUN208702
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
9
AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER GALLERY: ZUKO PVC STATUE
$49.99
FEB211928
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10
MARVEL SELECT: WANDAVISION SCARLET WITCH FIGURE
$29.99
APR212357
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK
PRODUCT TITLE
PRICE
ITEM CODE
PUBLISHER
1
PATHFINDER RPG: SECRETS OF MAGIC HC
$49.99
MAY212778
PAIZO PUBLISHING
2
MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS SET BOOSTERS
$89.92
FEB218936
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
3
MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COLLECTOR BOOSTERS
$173.18
FEB218934
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4
THE EXPANSE RPG HC
$49.95
NOV182869
GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING
5
MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN RISE AND FALL BOOSTER BRICK
$149.90
JAN218884
NECA
6
STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION
$19.99
NOV198467
PAIZO PUBLISHING
7
PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION
$24.99
APR168770
PAIZO PUBLISHING
8
PATHFINDER BESTIARY 3 HC
$49.99
JAN212605
PAIZO PUBLISHING
9
MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS BOOSTERS
$86.23
FEB218935
WIZARDS OF THE COAST
10
PATHFINDER SECOND EDITION RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION
$29.99
JUL209242
PAIZO PUBLISHING

 

 

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