Monday, 9 April 2012

Diamond Sales Top 10 Comics: March 2012

March was a big month for comics. Marvel launched this year's event in Avengers vs. X-Men #0 and #1, the Justice League started a new story arc featuring Green Arrow and Shazam! And there were several new series' launched including Image's Saga, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, and Mark Millar's Supercrooks.

But what 10 books sold best? Has DC's "New 52" beaten Marvel's books again? Let's find out!

The JLA face their biggest challenge yet: A big Marvel event!
Diamond Sales Top 10:

2. Avengers vs. X-Men #0 (MARVEL)
3. Justice League #7 (DC)
4. Batman #7 (DC)
5. Avengers Assemble #1 (MARVEL)
6. Action Comics #7 (DC)
7. Green Lantern #7 (DC)
8. Detective Comics #7 (DC)
9. Batman: The Dark Knight #7 (DC)
10. Superman #7 (DC)

It is in fact Marvel who take the top 2 places this week, but with just 3 of their books in the top 10, it seems that overall DC is still the winner - taking the remaining 7 places of the top 10, with Justice League #7 being their best-selling book of the month.

The Top 100 Analysis:

Looking through the rest of the top 100, it seems other "New 52" books: The Flash, Aquaman, and Batman and Robin are also selling strongly, but just miss out on the top 10 - settling at No. 11, 12, and 13 respectively.

Aforementioned new series' Saga and Supercrooks settle at No. 40 and No. 51 respectively. Saga ends up being Image comics' biggest selling book of the month.
Meanwhile Dark Horse's biggest selling book is Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #7 which ends
up at No. 70.

IDW does less well with their biggest selling book, Magic the Gathering #3, at No. 91.
Other books at the lower end of the top 100, include Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi Force Storm #3 at No. 100, and Batwing #7 at a surprisingly low No. 97. Now while it is an achievement by itself to even be in the top 100, it's still worrying for a bat-book to be this low down especially when the likes of Batman, Batman: TDK, Batman and Robin, Batwoman and Batgirl are all in the top 30, with Nightwing at No. 31.
Could Wave 3 of The New 52 see the end of Batwing??
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