As Bleeding Cool reported back in September, Spawn #300 was the second best-selling comic book in the North American direct market, selling around 300,000 copies, only beaten by DC Comics' Detective Comics #1000 at around 600,000 copies.
Annual comic book sales in the direct market of comic shops increased in 2019 by nearly 4% over 2018 while graphic novel sales declined by 2%, for an overall increase in print over 2018 by 2.23%.
Marvel Comics topped charts with a 40.20% dollar market share and a 44.72% unit share. This is, however, down on 2018's marketshare which has Marvel on 38.24% dollar market share and a 40.40% unit share. DC Comics came second with a 29.29% dollar market share and a 30.74% unit market share, up on 2018's 30.04% and 33.82%.
While Image Comics' 8.04% dollar market share and a 7.69% unit market was down on 2018's 9.93% and 9.90%.
IDW Publishing's top ranked comic book for the year was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 at #66. No other publisher but Marvel, DC, Image or IDW got in the Top 100 at all.
2019 TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
2019 TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
|1||DETECTIVE COMICS #1000||$9.99||JAN190542-M||DC|
|2||SPAWN #300||$7.99||JUN190014-M||IMAGE COMICS|
|3||X-MEN #1||$4.99||AUG190845-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|4||BLACK CAT #1||$4.99||APR190773-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|6||ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1||$7.99||JUN190761-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|7||MARVEL COMICS #1000||$9.99||JUN190842-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|8||HOUSE OF X #1||$5.99||MAY190690-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|9||POWERS OF X #1||$5.99||MAY190703-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|10||WAR OF REALMS #1||$5.99||JAN190870-M||MARVEL COMICS|
2019 TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS
|2||SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)||$9.99||AUG120491||IMAGE COMICS|
|3||UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 1: APOCALYPSE SUITE TP||$17.99||SEP108136||DARK HORSE COMICS|
|4||MONSTRESS VOLUME 1 TP (MR)||$9.99||APR160803-M||IMAGE COMICS|
|5||MISTER MIRACLE TP (MR)||$24.99||OCT180598||DC|
|6||DIE VOL. 1: FANTASY HEARTBREAKER TP (MR)||$9.99||MAR190080-M||IMAGE COMICS|
|7||BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT TP||$19.99||JUL180733||DC|
|8||THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 31 TP (MR)||$16.99||JAN190186||IMAGE COMICS|
|9||BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE HC||$17.99||JUN190574||DC|
|10||BATMAN: DAMNED HC (MR)||$29.99||MAR190571||DC|