JLA/AVENGERS and SOMETHING IS KILLING… top Diamond’s March orders

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Diamond Comics has just released its sales charts for March, representing orders from direct sales comics shops. James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s Something Is Killing the Children #21 was the best selling comics periodical – kicking off a new storyline in the popular series.

The Hero Initiative edition of the Kurt Busiek/George Perez classic JLA/Avengers was the top selling graphic novel.

These charts are, of course, without DC books, and with about 30-40% of Marvel sales.

Periodicals were dominated by Boom! and Image titles, with Strang #1 by Jed MacKay and Marcelo Ferreira at #7 the sole Marvel title.

Although Something Is Killing the Children was the top seller, Spawn was really king of the list, with four titles in the top ten. The resurgence of Spawn in comics shops has been one of the big stories in comics retailing over the last few months.

Among the premier publishers, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo‘s supernatural series We Have Demons #1 from Dark Horse Comics was their top book for March at #13, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Dracula #2 by Christopher Priest and Michael Sta. Maria ranked #44 for the month.

Over in in the GN list, after JLA/Avengers it was a mixed bag of manga from Viz and Dark Horse, four Image titles and one from Boom!.

BTW, since JLA/Avengers had a print run of 7000 copies, you can do some of the math yourself on the sales volume of some of these titles.

From the other premier publishers, Marvel Comics’ top book, The Death of Doctor Strangeranked #36, while Dynamite’s top book, Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Bigfootranked #91.

Diamond also includes a listing for Toys, and that list was led by Funko’s POP! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dontallo (with Black & White Chase) Vinyl Figure a PREVIEWS exclusive figure.

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BTW, in case you’re wondering, it is highly likely that we’ll never get any meaningful sales data from Lunar on DC or PRH on Marvel and IDW, so until we get a real Bookscan for periodicals, this is the fragmentary data we have.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21

$3.99

JAN220737-M

BOOM! STUDIOS

2

SPAWN #327

$2.99

DEC210334-M

IMAGE COMICS

3

SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #3

$2.99

DEC210328-M

IMAGE COMICS

4

SAGA #57 (MR)

$2.99

JAN220296

IMAGE COMICS

5

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21 DIE-CUT MASK VARIANT COVER

$4.99

JAN220738-M

BOOM! STUDIOS

6

LITTLE MONSTERS #1 (MR) [*]

$3.99

JAN220067-M

IMAGE COMICS

7

STRANGE #1

$4.99

DEC211133-M

MARVEL COMICS

8

ROGUE SUN #1 [*]

$3.99

DEC210054-M

IMAGE COMICS

9

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #6

$2.99

JAN220263-M

IMAGE COMICS

10

SPAWN #328

$2.99

JAN220301-M

IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

JLA/AVENGERS TP HERO INITIATIVE EDITION

$29.99

JAN228074

THE HERO INITIATIVE

2

MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 30 GN

$9.99

JAN221787

VIZ MEDIA LLC

3

THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK
VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$16.99

DEC210158

IMAGE COMICS

4

ASTRO CITY METROBOOK VOLUME 1 TP

$29.99

DEC210124

IMAGE COMICS

5

BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 10 HC

$49.99

NOV210327

DARK HORSE COMICS

6

A RIGHTEOUS THIRST FOR VENGEANCE VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

JAN220159

IMAGE COMICS

7

RADIANT BLACK VOLUME 2 TP

$16.99

JAN220204

IMAGE COMICS

8

ONCE & FUTURE VOLUME 4 TP

$16.99

NOV210760

BOOM! STUDIOS

9

JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 3 GN

$9.99

FEB202196

VIZ MEDIA LLC

10

AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: NORTH & SOUTH OMNIBUS TP

$24.99

OCT210258

DARK HORSE COMICS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DONATELLO (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE

$13.99

MAR218990

FUNKO

2

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: LORD DRAKKON 1/6-SCALE FIGURE

$96.49

JUN218916

THREEZERO

3

POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE

$29.99

DEC209218

FUNKO

4

POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE

$13.99

MAR218993

FUNKO

5

POP! THE SIMPSONS: ALIEN MR. BURNS VINYL FIGURE

$14.99

JAN218320

FUNKO

6

MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: IRON SPIDER-MAN PVC FIGURE

$49.99

JUN182325

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

7

THE LORD OF THE RINGS DELUXE FIGURES SERIES 4

$179.94

JUN212274

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

8

HALLOWEEN 2: MICHAEL MYERS & DR. LOOMIS 7-INCH FIGURE 2-PACK

$75.99

JUL218394

NECA

9

DUCK TALES DAH-040: DARKWING DUCK DYNAMIC 8-CTION HEROES FIGURE

$69.00

FEB218295

BEAST KINGDOM CO

10

MARVEL SELECT: THE IMMORTAL HULK FIGURE

$29.99

SEP201919

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—FUSION STRIKE BOOSTERS

$90.00

DEC219273

POKEMON USA

2

POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—CHILLING REIGN BOOSTERS

$90.00

DEC219272

POKEMON USA

3

VAULT OF MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC

$49.99

MAY218691

PAIZO PUBLISHING

4

YU GI OH HIDDEN ARSENAL CHAPTER ONE DIS

$119.92

APR218762

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

5

D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS; VAN RICTEN’S GUIDE TO RAVENLOFT BOOSTERS

$159.92

AUG218253

NECA

6

D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS: BEYOND WITCHLIGHT MINIATURES BOOSTERS

$159.92

MAY218572

NECA

7

PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: MONSTERS OF MYTH HC

$34.99

OCT212857

PAIZO PUBLISHING

8

TOME OF BEASTS 2 HC

$49.99

SEP202470

PAIZO PUBLISHING

9

DEEP MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC

$49.99

JUL202620

PAIZO PUBLISHING

10

PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC

$59.99

MAY193227

PAIZO PUBLISHING

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