Cullen Bunn and Luke Ross reveal the untold story of Darth Maul’s apprenticeship to Darth Sidious in Marvel Comics’ Star Wars: Darth Maul #1, February’s best-selling comic book according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was February’s top publisher with a 37.46% dollar share and a 33.64% unit share. DC Entertainment was the month’s number two publisher with a 30.23% dollar share and a 33.47% unit share. Image Comics placed third in February with a 9.58% dollar share and a 18.13% unit share supported by over three-quarters of a million copies of The Walking Dead #163 shipped at a cover price of twenty-five cents in honor of the publisher’s 25th-anniversary. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 5.83% dollar share and a 3.27% unit share, followed by Dark Horse Comics with a 2.57% dollar share and a 1.45% unit share.
Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; in addition to Star Wars: Darth Maul, Jason Aaron and Salvador Larroca’s Star Wars #28 ranked #8. DC Entertainment had seven titles among the top ten: Tom King and David Finch’s Batman #16, the first chapter of “I Am Bane,” ranked #2; followed by King and Finch’s Batman #17 at #3; Steve Orlando and Ivan Reis’ Justice League of America #1 ranked #4; Peter J. Tomasi and Jorge Jimenez’s Super Sons #1 ranked #5; Scott Snyder and Tula Lotay’s All-Star Batman #7 ranked #7; Orlando and Reis’ Justice League of America Rebirth #1 ranked #9; and Bryan Hitch and Daniel Henriques’ Justice League #14 ranked #10. Climbing into the top ten, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead #164 from Image Comics ranked #6. Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing’s Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 was their top book at #94, and Dark Horse Comics’ Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse #5 was their top book at #110.
TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
|DARK HORSE COMICS||2.57%||1.45%|
|ONI PRESS INC.||0.86%||0.60%|
|OTHER NON-TOP 10||7.62%||4.27%|
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
|1||STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #1||$4.99||MAR|
|4||JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 [*]||$2.99||DC|
|5||SUPER SONS #1 [*]||$2.99||DC|
|6||WALKING DEAD #164 (MR)||$2.99||IMA|
|7||ALL STAR BATMAN #7||$4.99||DC|
|8||STAR WARS #28||$3.99||MAR|
|9||JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH #1 [*]||$2.99||DC|
|10||JUSTICE LEAGUE #14||$2.99||DC|