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Diamond runs down the top products for March 2015

There was a lot to like in comic shops in March, including some monster new release books as well as a few pretty awesome toys. Here Diamond, the de-facto source for all things ‘comic shop’, breaks down the best of the best and the biggest sellers.

All of this stuff varies accordion to taste of course, so you might see a few things on this list that leave you scratching your heads. I know there are a few things that I don’t really care for, and some that I do, so you’re probably going to be the same. What is a fact though, is that all these things sold by the boat load.

So who was on top for the month? Well, that’s an easy one because it was Marvel Comics by a mile over everybody else, with DC in second place (and a mile over everybody behind them).

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR SHARE

UNIT SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

38.82%

41.53%

DC COMICS

23.01%

26.13%

IMAGE COMICS

11.39%

12.98%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.51%

5.16%

DARK HORSE COMICS

3.90%

3.07%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.41%

2.44%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

2.37%

1.99%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS

1.83%

0.32%

TITAN COMICS

1.01%

0.77%

VIZ MEDIA

0.98%

0.37%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

7.76%

5.23%

Moving into a little more specific of a category, the top books of the month shook out to be of a similar looking list to the one above, with Marvel comics a plenty. The publisher dominated the chart of the top ten, with some very unconventional books (Howard the Duck? Really?!) as well as traditional favorites like Spider-Man, who appeared more than a few times.

The lone bo0k outside Marvel actually, was the video game-powered Batman: Arkham Knight #1.

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

PRINCESS LEIA #1

$3.99

JAN150727-M

MAR

2

STAR WARS #3

$3.99

JAN150742-M

MAR

3

GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #1

$3.99

DEC140815-M

MAR

4

SPIDER-GWEN #2

$3.99

JAN150785-M

MAR

5

PRINCESS LEIA #2

$3.99

JAN150738-M

MAR

6

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16

$3.99

JAN150779-M

MAR

7

HOWARD THE DUCK #1

$3.99

JAN150769-M

MAR

8

DARTH VADER #3

$3.99

JAN150740-M

MAR

9

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #1

$3.99

JAN150229-M

DC

10

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1

$3.99

JAN150781-M

MAR

 

Lastly, we’ll take a peek at the best selling toys of the month, as that’s a little more interesting. Only one Marvel-themed entry is on this list with the excellent Marvel Select Cable figure featured, and all the rest are a nice mix of DC heroes, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and more.

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN STATUE

AUG140385

DC

2

MARVEL SELECT: CABLE ACTION FIGURE

OCT142189

DST

3

ARROW: DEATHSTROKE ACTION FIGURE

OCT140412

DC

4

GHOSTBUSTERS: BURNT STAY-PUFT MARSHMALLOW MAN BANK

MAY142237

DST

5

STAR TREK SELECT: WORF ACTION FIGURE

NOV142174

DST

6

JAY & SILENT BOB: BUDDY CHRIST BANK

JUN142094

DST

7

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY: CLAYFACE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE

NOV140359

DC

8

GODZILLA: BURNING GODZILLA VINYL FIGURAL BANK

OCT142184

DST

9

MY LITTLE PONY: APPLEJACK BANK

JUL142032

DST

10

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT: BATMAN STATUE

SEP140354

DC

So did your favorite stuff make any of the charts? And if it didn’t, what’d you pick up this past month that didn’t chart with other fans?

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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