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Top Comics and Market Shares for July 2009

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Steve Rogers's return, after his apparent death in Captain America #25, in the pages of Ed Brubaker's highly-anticipated Captain America: Reborn #1 provided Marvel Comics with the best-selling comic book title for July 2009, based upon total unit sales to comic book specialty shops, according to Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics also took the top publisher spot in July, leading both Unit Market and Dollar Shares, with a 42.58% Unit Market Share and a 37.20% Dollar Share for the month.

The top-selling graphic novel for July was DC Comics' 100 Bullets Volume 13: Wilt, from their Vertigo imprint, collecting a recent story arc of the acclaimed crime comic.

For the second month in a row, Diamond Select Toys' Star Trek: The Original Series Tricorder was the best-selling Toy product. Wizard of the Coast's Magic the Gathering TCG: 2010 Core Set Booster Packs, the latest expansion for their popular trading card game, was July's best-selling Game product to comic book specialty shops.

       


Publisher Market Shares for July 2009

Publisher Unit market share Dollar share
MARVEL COMICS 42.58% 37.20%
DC COMICS 34.14% 30.36%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.06% 5.31%
IDW PUBLISHING 3.72% 4.82%
IMAGE COMICS 3.21% 3.42%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.27% 2.54%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.52% 1.45%
VIZ MEDIA 0.76% 1.48%
AVATAR PRESS 0.68% 0.74%
ASPEN MLT 0.62% 0.45%



Top 10 Comics for July 2009

Rank Issue
1 CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #1 (OF 5)
2 BLACKEST NIGHT #1 (OF 8)
3 BATMAN AND ROBIN #2
4 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600
5 GREEN LANTERN #43
6 GREEN LANTERN #44
7 DARK AVENGERS #7
8 INCREDIBLE HULK #600
9 CAPTAIN AMERICA #601
10 ULTIMATUM #5 (OF 5)



Top 10 Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers for July 2009

Rank Book
1 100 BULLETS VOLUME 13: WILT TP (MR)
2 THE BOYS VOLUME 4: WE GOTTA GO NOW TP (MR)
3 BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? HC
4 GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS HC
5 SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? HC
6 MOUSE GUARD VOLUME 2: WINTER 1152 HC
7 RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE HUNTER HC
8 STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOLUME 2: PRINCESS LEIA AND THE ROYAL RANSOM TP
9 NARUTO VOLUME 45 TP
10 FRUITS BASKET VOLUME 23 GN

 

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