Best Selling Books of February 2015

Orphan Black #1February saw the debut of some comic books that will go down in history as meaningful titles, like Darth Vader and Spider-Gwen, but neither of these series, nor any others, could compete with the little BBC program that could, Orphan Black. Yes, the IDW title based on the BBC TV series about cloning was THE best selling comic book of February 2015! I’m really going to have to start watching this show.Marvel had 7 comics in the Top 10 and the publisher took both Market and Dollar Share yet again, with DC coming in at a strong 2nd, followed by Image Comics and, yes, IDW Publishing coming in 4th. An amazing showing seeing as IDW only shipped 23 comics that month.

Star Wars has been completely ruining the month to month sales comparisons, which are actually up 3% over last month. After Star Wars #1 these numbers should have dropped. It will be interesting to see when the bubble bursts, however, because these numbers will not last. But, year-to-year comparisons show the comic industry continues to see growth in both market and dollar, as the industry showed an impressive 20% growth in comics sales over February of 2014.

Now for the charts and stuff!

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS 38.44% 39.33%
DC ENTERTAINMENT 25.91% 28.15%
IMAGE COMICS 10.51% 10.61%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.57% 8.06%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.48% 2.66%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.63% 2.38%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.12% 2.12%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD 0.95% 0.18%
VIZ MEDIA 0.89% 0.32%
AVATAR PRESS INC 0.85% 0.64%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.64% 5.54%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER

COMICS SHIPPED

GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED

MAGAZINES SHIPPED

TOTAL
SHIPPED

DC COMICS 94 26 1 121
MARVEL COMICS 79 28 0 107
IMAGE COMICS 61 15 0 76
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 34 6 0 40
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 33 6 0 39
DARK HORSE COMICS 27 9 0 36
IDW PUBLISHING 23 8 0 31
VIZ LLC 0 25 0 25
AVATAR PRESS INC 8 2 1 11
EAGLEMOSS 0 0 10 10
OTHER NON-TOP 10 99 96 26 221

 COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. JANUARY 2014

COMICS 3.22% 6.42%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -18.17% -17.23%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -3.56% 4.53%

FEBRUARY 2015 VS. FEBRUARY 2014

COMICS 20.42% 22.14%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 0.08% -12.28%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 14.17% 19.18%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014

COMICS 15.20% 15.76%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 8.64% -0.34%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 13.20% 14.43%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1 ORPHAN BLACK #1 $3.99 DEC140468-M IDW
2 DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 DEC140792-M MAR
3 SPIDER-GWEN #1 $3.99 DEC140832-M MAR
4 STAR WARS #2 $3.99 DEC140806-M MAR
5 BATMAN #39 $3.99 DEC140325-M DC
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 DEC140845-M MAR
7 DARTH VADER #2 $3.99 DEC140803-M MAR
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 DEC140849-M MAR
9 SILK #1 $3.99 DEC140837-M MAR
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 $3.99 DEC140263-M DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1 SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOLUME 3 HC $22.99 OCT140340 DC
2 SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP (MR) $14.99 OCT140654 IMA
3 THE FADE-OUT VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 DEC140664 IMA
4 SAGA VOLUME 4 TP (MR) $14.99 OCT140644 IMA
5 CHEW VOLUME 9: CHICKEN TENDERS TP (MR) $14.99 DEC140632 IMA
6 TREES VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $14.99 DEC140696 IMA
7 THE WALKING DEAD VOLUME 11 HC (MR) $34.99 DEC140703 IMA
8 MS. MARVEL VOLUME 1: NO NORMAL TP $15.99 JUN140725 MAR
9 SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
10 KICK-ASS 3 TP (MR) $24.99 DEC140939 MAR
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