Image and BOOM top Diamond’s January sales charts

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January 2022 comics sales: It’s the first monthly comics sales chart of the Post-Lunar, post PRH era for Diamond, and if you thought Image would be tops in January – you were right! But Boom also had a strong showing, led by their incredibly successful James Tynion-written Erica Slaughter franchise. But not to be denied, the returning champ, Saga, also made a strong showing.

The Spawniverse’s first comics, Sean Lewis, Stephen Segovia, and Paolo Siqueira’s Spawn: The Scorched #1, was the best selling comics periodical in January, according to figures just released by Diamond.  The long awaited Saga #55 came in in second place.

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Image had the top five books, and eight of the top 10. Although Marvel’s primary distributor is Penguin Random House, Diamond still distributes their books as a sub-distributor, and a Marvel title made the top 10: Rainbow Rowell and Roge Antonia’s She-Hulk #1. Analysts estimate that Diamond still carries about 35-40% of Marvel sales.

House of Slaughter #4 by James Tynion IV, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, and Werther Dell’Edera from Boom came in at  #6.

For the other premier publishers, IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #125 was their best-seling book at #19; Dynamite Entertainment’s top book, Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy #2, ranked #23; and Dark Horse Comics’ Hellboy: The Silver Lantern Club #4 ranked #120.

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As for graphic novels, The Tynion Era continues with Something is Killing the Children Volume 4, coming in at #1 for Boom! Studios. The Many Deaths of Laila Starr ranked #6.

Without Marvel or DC in the charts, Viz had three books in the Top 10 – Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba—Stories of Water and Flame (#2), Dragon Ball Super Volume 15 (#9), and Pokémon Adventures: X·Y Volume 1 (#10) – and Image had five, all Saga collections.

Among the premier publishers’ top books, IDW Publishing’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume 4: Tempest from Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill ranked #15; Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell’s original Dark Horse Comics hardcover graphic novel Falconspeare ranked #19; Marvel Comics’ X-Men: The Hellfire Gala ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1, collecting the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson series that inspired the Amazon Prime series, ranked #65.

And the charts:

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #1

$5.99

OCT210015-M

IMAGE COMICS

2

SAGA #55 (MR)

$2.99

NOV210030

IMAGE COMICS

3

STRAY DOGS: DOG DAYS #2

$4.99

NOV210253-M

IMAGE COMICS

4

NOCTERRA SPECIAL (MR)

$3.99

OCT210042-M

IMAGE COMICS

5

GUNSLINGER SPAWN #4

$2.99

NOV210214-M

IMAGE COMICS

6

THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #4

$3.99

NOV210744-M

BOOM! STUDIOS                       

7

KING SPAWN #6

$2.99

NOV210222-M

IMAGE COMICS

8

SPAWN #325

$2.99

OCT210176-M

IMAGE COMICS

9

SHE-HULK #1

$3.99

NOV210844-M

MARVEL COMICS

10

JOE HILL’S RAIN #1

$3.99

NOV210023-M

IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN VOLUME 4 TP

$14.99

SEP210778

BOOM! STUDIOS                       

2

DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA—STORIES OF WATER AND FLAME GN

$9.99

NOV211845

VIZ MEDIA

3

SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491

IMAGE COMICS

4

SAGA COMPENDIUM VOL. 1 TP (MR)

$59.99

MAY190044

IMAGE COMICS

5

SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)

$14.99

APR130443

IMAGE COMICS

6

THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR TP

$14.99

SEP210769

BOOM! STUDIOS                       

7

SAGA VOLUME 9 TP (MR)

$14.99

JUL180297

IMAGE COMICS

8

SAGA VOLUME 3 TP (MR)

$14.99

JAN140556

IMAGE COMICS

9

DRAGON BALL SUPER VOLUME 15 GN

$9.99

NOV211841

VIZ MEDIA

10

POKEMON ADVENTURES: X·Y VOL. 1 GN

$9.99

NOV211853

VIZ MEDIA

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

TOA HEAVY INDUSTRIES: SYNTHETIC HUMAN FEMALE 1/12-SCALE FIGURE

$57.20

JUN219430

1000 TOYS INC.

2

POP! MARVEL: DAREDEVIL (ACTION POSE) VINYL FIGURE

$13.99

JAN219198

FUNKO

3

POP! & BUDDY MARVEL: X-MEN—KATE PRYDE WITH LOCKHEED VINYL FIGURE

$13.99

JAN219200

FUNKO

4

POP! MARVEL: GALACTUS WITH SILVER SURFER BLACK LIGHT 10-INCH FIGURE

$45.99

JAN219197

FUNKO

5

POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DONATELLO VINYL FIGURE

$13.99

MAR218990

FUNKO

6

POWER RANGERS: DRAGON SHIELD RED RANGER 1/6-SCALE FIGURE

$80.19

DEC209472

THREEZERO

7

STAR WARS MILESTONES: THE MANDALORIAN & CHILD STATUE

$350.00

JAN211968

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

8

POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE

$29.99

DEC209218

FUNKO

9

MARVEL SELECT: JUGGERNAUT FIGURE

$29.99

JUN101512

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

10

THE LORD OF THE RINGS SERIES 3 DELUXE FIGURES

$179.94

APR212365

DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

PRODUCT TITLE

PRICE

ITEM CODE

PUBLISHER

1

MARVEL HEROCLIX: SPIDER-MAN FCBD 2021 EXCLUSIVE FIGURE

$72.00

MAR210030

NECA

2

MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS/FANTASTIC FOUR EMPYRE BOOSTER BRICK

$149.90

FEB218257

NECA

3

PATHFINDER: ABSALOM, CITY OF LOST OMENS HC

$54.99

OCT212856

PAIZO INC

4

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: INNISTRAD CRIMSON VOW DRAFT BOOSTERS

$86.23

JUL218769

WIZARDS OF THE COAST

5

YU-GI-OH!: MAXIMUM GOLD EL DORADO PACKS

$149.95

MAY218206

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

6

PATHFINDER LOST OMENS: MONSTERS OF MYTH HC

$34.99

OCT212857

PAIZO INC

7

YU-GI-OH!: GRAND CREATORS BOOSTER PACKS

$95.76

JUN218777

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

8

PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC

$59.99

MAY193227

PAIZO INC

9

STARFINDER RPG: GALACTIC MAGIC HC

$39.99

SEP212990

PAIZO INC

10

PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION

$24.99

APR168770

PAIZO INC

 

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