Diamond Comic Distributors has released its annual list of the best selling comics books and graphic novels and there’s plenty of good news for many of the top publishers in the industry.
DC Comics takes the top spot in the individual sales chart as Detective Comics landmark 1000th issue becomes the top selling issue of 2019. The top ten issues is dominated by number ones with Marvel taking the lions share of spots on the chart. Here’s the top 10:
|1||DETECTIVE COMICS #1000||$9.99||DC|
|2||SPAWN #300||$7.99||IMAGE COMICS|
|3||X-MEN #1||$4.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|4||BLACK CAT #1||$4.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|6||ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1||$7.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|7||MARVEL COMICS #1000||$9.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|8||HOUSE OF X #1||$5.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|9||POWERS OF X #1||$5.99||MARVEL COMICS|
|10||WAR OF REALMS #1||$5.99||MARVEL COMICS|
Over in the graphic novel top 10, it’s DC Comics who takes the crown again as Watchmen tops the chart with the most recent incarnation of its trade paperback. DC holds five of the top 10 slots with Image Comics and Dark Horse holding the rest of the chart.
|2||SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS|
|3||UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 1: APOCALYPSE SUITE TP||$17.99||DARK HORSE COMICS|
|4||MONSTRESS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS|
|5||MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)||$24.99||DC|
|6||DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)||$9.99||IMAGE COMICS|
|7||BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT TP||$19.99||DC|
|8||THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 31 TP (MR)||$16.99||IMAGE COMICS|
|9||BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE HC||$17.99||DC|
|10||BATMAN: DAMNED HC (MR)||$29.99||DC|
Did you pick up any of the issues and TPB’s which make up these top 10’s? We’d love to hear your favourite comics from the year so let us know in the comments section below!