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Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

Diamond Announces Top Products for July 2013 @Marvel @DCComics @ImageComics


Diamond Comic Distributors has released their July 2013 product sales data. Included are Top Comic Book Publishers by Retail Market Share & Unit Share, Comparative Sales, Top 10 Comics, Graphic Novels, Toys, and Games. While DC was able to take over the market share this month with the help of Superman Unchained #2, while Marvel held the top units sold, and Image came in strong again with 3 Top 10 Graphic Novels.


"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (August 9, 2013) —Superman called upon Batman's assistance when the terrorist organization Ascension struck in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #2 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in July 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise. 
DC Entertainment was July's top publisher in dollar share, edging Marvel Comics 32.50% to 32.34%. Marvel Comics was the month's top publisher in units sold with 36.47% of the market, compared to DC Entertainment's 34.07%. Comics sales increased over June's by 7.65%, and graphic novel sales increased over the previous month by 24.80%. 
Clint Barton and Kate Bishop dealt with the fallout of Hurricane Sandy in Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye Volume 2: Little Hits Now from Marvel Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in July. 
DC Collectibles recreated the power source of the Green Lantern Corps with the Green Lantern 1:1-Scale PowerBatteryProp With Ring, July’s best-selling toy product to comic book specialty retailers.
WizKids introduced the newest expansion for their popular card game with the Magic the Gathering TCG: 2014 Core Set, the best-selling games product to comic book specialty retailers in July."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS


RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
DC COMICS32.50%
MARVEL COMICS32.34%
IMAGE COMICS6.56%
IDW PUBLISHING6.09%
DARK HORSE COMICS5.43%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.54%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.20%
AVATAR PRESS INC1.09%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC0.97%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC0.93%
OTHER NON-TOP 109.35%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS36.47%
DC ENTERTAINMENT34.07%
IMAGE COMICS6.79%
DARK HORSE COMICS4.61%
IDW PUBLISHING4.53%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT2.76%
BOOM! STUDIOS2.25%
ASPEN MLT INC1.07%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC1.05%
AVATAR PRESS INC0.99%
OTHER NON-TOP 105.41%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARSUNITS
JULY 2013 VS. JUNE 2013
COMICS7.65%7.59%
GRAPHIC NOVELS24.80%31.39%
TOTAL COMICS/GN12.72%9.26%
JULY 2013 VS. JULY 2012
COMICS12.65%11.02%
GRAPHIC NOVELS26.11%18.11%
TOTAL COMICS/GN16.73%11.59%
SECOND QUARTER 2013 VS. FIRST QUARTER 2013
COMICS2.27%-0.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS10.39%11.83%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.72%0.57%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS13.16%10.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS11.72%10.18%
TOTAL COMICS/GN12.71%10.35%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

  1. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2
  2. BATMAN #22
  3. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5
  4. JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 $3.99
  5. BATMAN ANNUAL #2
  6. BATMAN SUPERMAN #2
  7. JUSTICE LEAGUE OFAMERICA#6
  8. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13
  9. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14
  10. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

  1. HAWKEYE VOL. 2: LITTLE HITS TP
  2. AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER VOL. 5: THE SEARCH PART 2 TP
  3. SAGA VOLUME 2 TP (MR)
  4. SAGA VOLUME 1 TP (MR)
  5. BLACK BOLT: SOMETHING INHUMAN THIS WAY COMES
  6. KICK-ASS 2 PRELUDE: HIT-GIRL TP (MR)
  7. FAIREST VOLUME 2: HIDDEN KINGDOM TP (MR)
  8. BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH DELUXE HC (MR)
  9. INVINCIBLE VOL. 18: THE DEATH OF EVERYONE TP
  10. BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL/DR.MANHATTAN DELUXE HC (MR)

TOP 10 TOYS

  1. GREEN LANTERN 1:1-SCALE POWER BATTERY PROP WITH RING
  2. THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS ~KAI~: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
  3. MARVEL SELECT IRON MAN 3: WAR MACHINE FIGURE
  4. BATMAN:ARKHAMCITYPLAY ARTS ~KAI~: HARLEY QUINN ACTION FIGURE
  5. THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS ~KAI~: CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
  6. THE WALKING DEAD SERIES 2: THE GOVERNOR/PENNY ACTION FIGURE 2-PACK
  7. BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY PLAY ARTS ~KAI~: POISON IVY ACTION FIGURE
  8. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: BATMAN MAF EX
  9. MARVEL: KITTY PRYDE BISHOUJO STATUE
  10. DC: THE NEW 52 -- MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE

TOP 10 GAMES

  1. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2014 CORE SET BOOSTERS
  2. MARVEL HEROCLIX: WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
  3. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2014 CORE SET FAT PACK
  4. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN MASTERS BOOSTERS
  5. YU-GI-OH! TCG: NUMBER HUNTERS BOOSTERS
  6. CLUE: THE BIG BANG THEORY EDITION
  7. PACIFIC RIM HEROCLIX
  8. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: 2014 CORE SET INTRO DECKS
  9. STAR WARS RPG: EDGE OF THE EMPIRE CORE RULEBOOK
  10. YU-GI-OH! TCG: EPIC DAWN 2 WAR OF THE GIANTS BOOSTERS

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