From the press release: Marvel Comics was the leading publisher in Retail Dollar and Unit Market Shares based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines to comic book specialty stores in May 2011, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. PUBLISHER MARKET SHARES Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2011 PUBLISHER [...]

Please note, I do not agree with whatDdiamond terms “small press”. For example, Archie is clearly not small press. It just sells a small amount though Diamond, with the bulk of its books sold through direct distribution. I used to put together my own version of this list from the Top 300 list. If there [...]

From the press release: David Lapham and Gianluca Pagliarani took Garth Ennis’ zombie series Crossed into the third-dimension with Crossed 3-D, an original graphic novel printed in 3-D that shipped with 3-D glasses, giving Avatar Press the best-selling graphic novel to comic shops in May. Dark Horse Comics had the number two best-selling graphic novel [...]

From the press release: As the Serpent and his allies wage war on the Marvel Universe, Thor faces his greatest challenge in Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen’s Fear Itself #2, the second chapter of Marvel Comics blockbuster summer crossover event and the best-selling comic book sold in May. In total, Marvel Comics had six of [...]

From the press release: (BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 10, 2021) —The heroes of the Marvel Universe come together to battle a rising tide of fear and intolerance in Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen’s Fear Itself #2, the second part of Marvel Comics’ summer mini-series event and May’s top selling comic book to comics specialty retailers, [...]

  28 DAYS LATER #1 $1 BOOM! BLAST Written by Michael Alan Nelson Drawn by Declan Shalvey SC, 32 pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00 Diamond Code: MAR110950 Just in time for Free Comic Book Day 2011 it’s the BOOM! Blast $1 edition of 28 DAYS LATER #1, the first issue in the epic horror series that [...]

Top Shelf have provided Hypergeek with the solicitation information for all of their titles that will be shipping in May 2011. These titles can be ordered from the March 2011 issue of Previews catalog, which hit stores this week. The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti & Mike Huddleston - $14.95 (US) - 144-page full-color softcover [...]

From the press release: CYCLOPS #5 (OF 8 ) FEEDING GROUND #6 (OF 6) THE SECRET HISTORY BOOK SEVENTEEN BERONA’S WAR VOL. 2: FIGHT FOR AMITY Original Graphic Novel Hardcover DAYS MISSING VOL. 2: KESTUS Collected Edition Hardcover Use the DIAMOND ORDER CODE to pre-order the title at your local comic book shop. Tell them, [...]

From the press release: Brimstone Issue #1 Brian McCarthy & Michael Lent (W) Cover A by Ben Templesmith Cover B by Greg Horn In the height of the Civil War, a mining company loses contact with Brimstone, the most valuable gold stake in the High Sierras. The desperate mining investors put together a collection of [...]

Dynamite Entertainment have provided Hypergeek with the solicitations for all of their titles that will be shipping in May 2011: DANGER  GIRL AND THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (of 6) 32  pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Teen + Written  by ANDY HARTNELL Art  by CHRIS BOLSON Covers  by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (33%), PAUL RENAUD (33%), [...]