Marvel Comics Gets Marketshare Victory In 2011!

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Diamond Comic Distributors‘ stats confirm that the publisher claimed a 37% share of dollars spent on comics at distribution level, and 41% of individual comics sold.

Dc Comics Vs Marvel

DC took 31.5% of dollar and 37% of unit, despite titles from its ‘New 52′ initiative dominating 2011′s top ten bestselling comics chart. Image Comics came in behind the big two with a 5% share.

Justice League #1 was the top selling comic of 2011, followed by Batman #1 and Action Comics #1. Marvel‘s only top ten entry was Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #160.

Image’s Walking Dead dominated the graphic novel chart, accounting for the top spot and five other places. DC had two entries in the top ten with Batman: Noel and Volume 15 of its Fables series, while Marvel failed to make an impact in the category.

DC claimed the marketshare majority from Marvel in September following the success of its ‘New 52′ initiative. It remained market leader until December, when it was dethroned by its rival.

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Source : Diamond Comics