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Diamond Announces Top Products for March 2022

  • BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #21 most ordered comic book in March BOOM! Studios: Something Is Killing the Children #21
  • The Hero Initiative’s charity reprint of JLA/Avengers March’s best-selling graphic novel

(BALTIMORE, MD)(April 27, 2022) — A new story arc begins in James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera’s Something Is Killing the Children #21 from BOOM! Studios, the best-selling comic book of March 2022 through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

MARCH’S COMIC BOOKS

In addition to the standard edition of BOOM!’s Something Is Killing the Children #21, the die-cut mask variant edition of issue #21 also charted in the top ten for the publisher at #5 for the month.

Image Comics placed seven titles in March’s top ten: Rory McConville and Carlo Barberi’s Spawn #327 (#2 for the month), Sean Lewis and Stephen Segovia’s Spawn: The Scorched #3 (#3), Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga #57 (#4), Little Monsters #1 (#6), Rogue Sun #1 (#8), Gunslinger Spawn #6 (#9), and Spawn #328 (#10).

Also in the top ten, Marvel Comics’ Strange #1 by Jed MacKay and Marcelo Ferreira ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s supernatural series We Have Demons #1 from Dark Horse Comics was their top book for March at #13, and Dynamite Entertainment’s Draculina #2 by Christopher Priest and Michael Sta. Maria ranked #44 for the month.

MARCH’s GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Hero Initiative’s JLA/Avengers, a special reprint of the Marvel and DC crossover by Kurt Busiek and George Pérez to raise money for the charity in honor of Pérez, was March’s best-selling graphic novel through Diamond.

VIZ Media had two titles in March’s top ten, led by Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia Volume 30 at #2.

Image Comics had four books in the top ten: Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s The Me You Love in the Dark Volume 1 (#3), Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s Astro City MetroBook Volume 1 (#4), A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance Volume 1 (#6), and Radiant Black Volume 2 (#7).

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk Deluxe Volume 10, published by Dark Horse Comics, ranked #5 for the month. Also in the top ten, Avatar: The Last Airbender: North & South Omnibus ranked #10.

Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s Once & Future Volume 4, the modern Arthurian fantasy from BOOM! Studios, ranked #9.

From the other premier publishers, Marvel Comics’ top book, The Death of Doctor Strange, ranked #36, while Dynamite’s top book, Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Bigfoot, ranked #91.

MARCH’s TOYS & GAMES

Funko’s POP! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dontallo (with Black & White Chase) Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS exclusive figure that features a cel-shaded design that mimics the original comics, was the best-selling toy product of March. Another PREVIEWS Exclusive figure from Funko in this Turtles series, the Raphael figure, ranked #4. Two other Funko products, also PREVIEWS Exclusives, placed in the top ten as well.

Another PREVIEWS Exclusive release, threezero’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lord Drakkon 1/6-Scake Figure ranked #2.

Diamond Select Toys had three products in the top ten: the Marvel Gallery: Avengers Infinity War: Iron Spider-Man PVC Figure (#6), The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Figures Series 4 (#7), and the Marvel Select: The Immortal Hulk Figure (#10).

Also in the top ten were products from Beast Kingdom and NECA.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Fusion Strike Booster Packs from Pokémon USA were the best-selling game product of March through Diamond, and the Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign ranked #2. Other vendors in the top ten include Konami Digital Entertainment, NECA/WizKids, and Paizo Publishing.

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21 $3.99 JAN220737-M BOOM! STUDIOS
2 SPAWN #327 $2.99 DEC210334-M IMAGE COMICS
3 SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #3 $2.99 DEC210328-M IMAGE COMICS
4 SAGA #57 (MR) $2.99 JAN220296 IMAGE COMICS
5 SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #21 DIE-CUT MASK VARIANT COVER $4.99 JAN220738-M BOOM! STUDIOS
6 LITTLE MONSTERS #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 JAN220067-M IMAGE COMICS
7 STRANGE #1 $4.99 DEC211133-M MARVEL COMICS
8 ROGUE SUN #1 [*] $3.99 DEC210054-M IMAGE COMICS
9 GUNSLINGER SPAWN #6 $2.99 JAN220263-M IMAGE COMICS
10 SPAWN #328 $2.99 JAN220301-M IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 JLA/AVENGERS TP HERO INITIATIVE EDITION $29.99 JAN228074 THE HERO INITIATIVE
2 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 30 GN $9.99 JAN221787 VIZ MEDIA LLC
3 THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $16.99 DEC210158 IMAGE COMICS
4 ASTROCITYMETROBOOK VOLUME 1 TP $29.99 DEC210124 IMAGE COMICS
5 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION VOLUME 10 HC $49.99 NOV210327 DARK HORSE COMICS
6 A RIGHTEOUS THIRST FOR VENGEANCE VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $9.99 JAN220159 IMAGE COMICS
7 RADIANT BLACK VOLUME 2 TP $16.99 JAN220204 IMAGE COMICS
8 ONCE & FUTURE VOLUME 4 TP $16.99 NOV210760 BOOM! STUDIOS
9 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 3 GN $9.99 FEB202196 VIZ MEDIA LLC
10 AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER: NORTH & SOUTH OMNIBUS TP $24.99 OCT210258 DARK HORSE COMICS

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DONATELLO (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE $13.99 MAR218990 FUNKO
2 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: LORD DRAKKON 1/6-SCALE FIGURE $96.49 JUN218916 THREEZERO
3 POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE $29.99 DEC209218 FUNKO
4 POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL (WITH BLACK & WHITE CHASE) VINYL FIGURE $13.99 MAR218993 FUNKO
5 POP! THE SIMPSONS: ALIEN MR. BURNS VINYL FIGURE $14.99 JAN218320 FUNKO
6 MARVEL GALLERY: AVENGERS INFINITY WAR: IRON SPIDER-MAN PVC FIGURE $49.99 JUN182325 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
7 THE LORD OF THE RINGS DELUXE FIGURES SERIES 4 $179.94 JUN212274 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8 HALLOWEEN 2: MICHAEL MYERS & DR. LOOMIS 7-INCH FIGURE 2-PACK $75.99 JUL218394 NECA
9 DUCK TALES DAH-040: DARKWING DUCK DYNAMIC 8-CTION HEROES FIGURE $69.00 FEB218295 BEAST KINGDOMCO
10 MARVEL SELECT: THE IMMORTAL HULK FIGURE $29.99 SEP201919 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—FUSION STRIKE BOOSTERS $90.00 DEC219273 POKEMONUSA
2 POKEMON TCG: SWORD & SHIELD—CHILLING REIGN BOOSTERS $90.00 DEC219272 POKEMONUSA
3 VAULT OF MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC $49.99 MAY218691 PAIZO PUBLISHING
4 YU GI OH HIDDEN ARSENAL CHAPTER ONE DIS $119.92 APR218762 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5 D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS; VAN RICTEN’s GUIDE TO RAVENLOFT BOOSTERS $159.92 AUG218253 NECA
6 D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS: BEYOND WITCHLIGHT MINIATURES BOOSTERS $159.92 MAY218572 NECA
7 PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS: MONSTERS OF MYTH HC $34.99 OCT212857 PAIZO PUBLISHING
8 TOME OF BEASTS 2 HC $49.99 SEP202470 PAIZO PUBLISHING
9 DEEP MAGIC (D&D 5E) HC $49.99 JUL202620 PAIZO PUBLISHING
10 PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC $59.99 MAY193227 PAIZO PUBLISHING

 


February's top sellers are below.

FEBRUARY’S TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SAGA #56 (MR) $2.99 DEC210327 IMAGE COMICS
2 NOCTERRA #7 (MR) $3.99 NOV210079-M IMAGE COMICS
3 BRZRKR (BERZERKER) #7 (MR) [*] $3.99 OCT210713-M BOOM! STUDIOS
4 SPAWN: THE SCORCHED #2 $2.99 NOV210245-M IMAGE COMICS
5 GUNSLINGER SPAWN #5 $2.99 DEC210283-M IMAGE COMICS
6 HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER #5 $3.99 DEC210807-M BOOM! STUDIOS
7 KING SPAWN #7 $2.99 DEC210295-M IMAGE COMICS
8 SPAWN #326 $2.99 NOV210251-M IMAGE COMICS
9 GHOST RIDER #1 $5.99 DEC210894-M MARVEL COMICS
10 SUPERMASSIVE (ONE-SHOT) $5.99 DEC210098-M IMAGE COMICS

FEBRUARY’S TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 CHAINSAW MAN VOLUME 9 GN $9.99 DEC211987 VIZ MEDIA
2 DEADPOOL SAMURAI VOLUME 1 GN $9.99 DEC211986 VIZ MEDIA
3 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 1 GN $9.99 OCT192294 VIZ MEDIA
4 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 14 GN $9.99 DEC211989 VIZ MEDIA
5 CRITICAL ROLE: THE MIGHTY NEIN ORIGINS: CALEB WIDOGAST HC $17.99 MAR210290 DARK HORSE COMICS
6 ROCKSTAR & SOFTBOY TP $8.99 DEC210093 IMAGE COMICS
7 SNOW ANGELS VOLUME 1 TP (MR) $19.99 OCT210205 DARK HORSE COMICS
8 JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE PART 5: GOLDEN WIND VOLUME 3 HC $19.99 DEC211988 VIZ MEDIA
9 FIGHT GIRLS TP $9.99 DEC211401 AWA STUDIOS
10 CHAINSAW MAN VOLUME 2 GN $9.99 OCT201792 VIZ MEDIA

FEBRUARY’S TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! MARVEL: GALACTUS WITH SILVER SURFER BLACKLIGHT JUMBO 10-INCH VINYL FIGURE $45.99 JAN219197 FUNKO
2 THREEZERO X HASBRO G.I. JOE: CAMO STORM SHADOW 1/6-SCALE FIGURE $128.79 JUN218917 THREEZERO
3 POP! AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE $14.99 SEP198703 FUNKO
4 POP! IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE $29.99 DEC209218 FUNKO
5 POP! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: RAPHAEL VINYL FIGURE  $13.99 MAR218993 FUNKO
6 POP! DC HEROES: THE RED DEATH VINYL FIGURE $11.99 JUN192566 FUNKO
7 THE CROW GALLERY: ROOFTOP PVC STATUE $49.99 APR212361 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
8 MARVEL SELECT: THE IMMORTAL HULK FIGURE $29.99 SEP201919 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS LLC
9 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 1/6-SCALE FIGURE 6-PACK $428.22 NOV208151 THREEZERO
10 POP! DRAGONBALL Z: SUPER SAIYAN 2 GOKU VINYL FIGURE $11.99 DEC198584 FUNKO

FEBRUARY’S TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVENGERS WAR OF THE REALMS BOOSTER BRICK $149.90 JUN218201 NECA
2 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KAMIGAWA NEON DYNASTY COLLECTOR BOOSTERS $173.18 OCT218370 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
3 BOOK FIENDS (5E) HC $49.95 NOV192984 GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING
4 YU-GI-OH!: BATTLEOF CHAOS BOOSTERS $100.56 AUG218549 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5 TOME OF BEASTS HC $49.99 JUN168476 PAIZO INC
6 YU-GI-OH!: GRAND CREATORS BOOSTERS $95.76 JUN218777 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
7 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: INNISTRAD CRIMSON VOW DRAFT BOOSTER DIS $86.23 JUL218769 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
8 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KAMIGAWA NEON DYNASTY DRAFT BOOSTER DIS $86.23 OCT218372 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
9 D&D ICONS OF THE REALMS: ADULT EMERALD DRAGON PREMIUM FIGURE $99.99 JUL218319 NECA
10 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: KAMIGAWA NEON DYNASTY SET BOOSTER $89.92 OCT218373 WIZARDS OF THE COAST

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty retailers may be included as well.

Ranking is calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, toys and games invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any products that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that products marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.


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