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Top Selling Comics & Publisher Market Share: March 2015

Here's what books did amazing in March

Each month, Diamond Comic Distributors announces their top sellers, via press release, in the realm of comic books and more. This can give readers an idea of what folks are gravitating towards. What's working? What isn't? Let's take a look at the best of the best for March 2015.

Last month, Marvel took the top spot and floated around the same area. DC dropped in both dollar and unit share, while Image jumped up a little bit in both.

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If you're more visual, here's some pie charts.

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The top book for March was PRINCESS LEIA #1. In fact, four of the top ten books are Star Wars related. The only non-Marvel book to make the list was #9 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #1. However, keep in mind, this was the month were DC was winding down for CONVERGENCE.

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The top trade for March was from IDW: NEMO: RIVER OF GHOSTS. In addition, Walking Dead did not make the top 10, which is a huge surprise.

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Here's the "who shipped what" numbers.

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Finally, here's some more numbers comparing the dollars and units percentages for different months and years.

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How do they calculate this information? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during January to December 2013, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

What are your thoughts on all these numbers? What's your predictions for this month?