Ranking of Comic Book Publishers by Market Share and Number of Titles Published

When looking at the comic book sales figures every month, it is quickly apparent that the top two constantly have their swords clashed.  This means that DC and Marvel are always within a few points of each other, with Marvel using taking the lead.  Far below them comes Image Comics, and far below that comes everyone else.  This has been an incredibly dominating system, but for the last several months Marvel has outflanked DC Comics at every turn.  This was surprising as it happened even as a major slew of “#1s” were released from DC, which still fell far behind the big numbers that were expected.  Now, looking at August, it seems like DC is gaining on Marvel and many of the major indie companies are stabilizing against Marvel’s Secret Wars domination.

Here we collected several lists put out that identify the market share of each comic company, as well as how many new comics they shipped in August.  We are taking the great table compilation that Bleeding Cool released.

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 36.67%
DC COMICS 25.39%
IMAGE COMICS 9.98%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.90%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.09%
BOOM STUDIOS 2.33%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.01%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.57%
TITAN COMICS 1.33%
ONI PRESS 1.12%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 10.60%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHER SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 40.13%
DC COMICS 26.95%
IMAGE COMICS 10.41%
IDW PUBLISHING 4.26%
DARK HORSE COMICS 3.63%
BOOM STUDIOS 2.38%
DYNAMIC ENTERTAINMENT 2.03%
TITAN COMICS 1.42%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 1.37%
ONI PRESS 1.11%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 6.32%

NEW TITLES SHIPPED

PUBLISHER COMICS SHIPPED GRAPHIC NOVELS SHIPPED MAGAZINES SHIPPED TOTAL SHIPPED
MARVEL COMICS 72 33 0 105
DC ENTERTAINMENT 70 26 1 97
IMAGE COMICS 61 16 0 77
IDW PUBLISHING 39 18 0 57
DARK HORSE COMICS 32 13 0 45
BOOM ENTERTAINMENT 31 8 0 39
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 19 8 0 27
TITAN COMICS 11 6 1 18
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC 11 5 0 16
ONI PRESS INC. 9 3 0 12
OTHER NON-TOP 10 81 145 46 272

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

  DOLLARS UNITS
AUGUST 2015 VS. JULY 2015
COMICS -18.24% -15.79%
GRAPHIC NOVELS -10.71% -20.19%
TOTAL COMICS/GN -15.89% -16.20%
AUGUST 2015 VS. AUGUST 2014
COMICS 2.25% 0.03%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 16.04% 11.89%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 6.45% 0.97%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2015 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2014
COMICS 11.38% 10.61%
GRAPHIC NOVELS 6.35% 5.96%
TOTAL COMICS/GN 9.80% 10.22%
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