According to figures released by Diamond Comic Distributors Friday morning, DC Comics led the Direct Market in dollar share, powered by the two best-selling comic books of the month - Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #2 and Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #4 - and four other Top 10 titles.
Marvel Comics, which released the other four Top 10 titles including Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Yu's Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 (ranked #3), led the Direct Market in unit share.
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 8 from Image Comics was December's best-selling graphic novel.
Sales of comic books and graphic novels in December were down 14.57% in dollars and 23.23% in units versus December 2016. That finalized the first year-to-year decline in sales since 2011, with 2017 finishing up down 10.09% in dollars and 9.86% in units against 2016.
RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2 $4.99 DC
2 DARK NIGHTS: METAL #4 $3.99 DC
4 BATMAN #36 $2.99 DC
5 BATMAN #37 $2.99 DC
6 BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #3 $3.99 DC
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/VENOM: VENOM INC. ALPHA #1 $4.99 MAR
8 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 $3.99 MAR
9 HAWKMAN FOUND #1 $3.99 DC
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 $3.99 MAR
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