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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 November 2013 #Batman #HarleyQuinn #Xmen #Superman


Diamond Comic Distributors has released their November 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. Marvel took back both Market Share and Unit Share this month, with DC holding the top 2 comic titles. Image's TPB sales are always strong with The Walking Dead.



"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (December 13, 2013) — The Riddler plunges Gotham City into a blackout as Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Zero Year" continued in Batman #25 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in November 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics was November's top publisher, edging DC Entertainment 29.97% to 29.24% in Dollar Share and 33.65% to 31.90% in Unit Share. Both publishers had major launches in November – Harley Quinn #0 for DC Entertainment, Amazing X-Men #1 for Marvel Comics – that landed in the month's top ten comics.

Comics sales in November, a four week month, declined by nearly 19% over October, a five week month. On the year, comics sales are up 11% over 2012 and graphic novels are up over 5% in the comic book specialty market.

The conflict between the survivors' groups grows as Rick, Ezekial, Gregory, and Negan prepare for war in Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Volume 19: March to War, the latest volume of the best-selling zombie series from Image Comics and November's best-selling graphic novel. Also notable in November were two original graphic novels -- DC Entertainment's original graphic novel, Fairest in All the Land ranked #3 and Dark Horse Comics' The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story at #37.

Penguin Books celebrated Doctor Who's golden anniversary with November's release of Doctor Who: The Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who, November's best-selling book in the comic book specialty market. Also in the top ten, continuing its year-long run, was Dark Horse Comics' Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, at #4.

Seven of comics' greatest heroes and villains, including Batman, The Flash, The Joker, and Black Manta, come together in the DC Comics: The New 52 Super-Heroes Vs. Super-Villains Action Figure Pack from DC Collectibles, the best-selling toy product to specialty market retailers in November.

The world of HeroClix gaming expanded in November with the Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man Booster Brick from WizKids/NECA, the month's best-selling games product.
Among other major publishers, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #13, based on the fan-favorite animated series, was the publisher's top comic book at #56."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS


RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS
29.97%
DC COMICS
29.24%
IMAGE COMICS
8.67%
IDW PUBLISHING
6.68%
DARK HORSE COMICS
6.11%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
3.20%
BOOM! STUDIOS
1.90%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
1.86%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
1.58%
VIZ MEDIA
1.19%
OTHER NON-TOP 10
9.59%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
MARVEL COMICS
33.65%
DC COMICS
31.90%
IMAGE COMICS
9.77%
IDW PUBLISHING
6.26%
DARK HORSE COMICS
4.91%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
3.00%
BOOM! STUDIOS
1.92%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
1.74%
AVATAR PRESS
0.91%
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
0.81%
OTHER NON-TOP 10
5.13%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARSUNITS
NOVEMBER 2013 VS. OCTOBER 2013
COMICS-18.80%-18.95%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-9.72%-14.98%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-16.07%-18.65%
NOVEMBER 2013 VS. NOVEMBER 2012
COMICS-1.21%-8.43%
GRAPHIC NOVELS14.59%11.44%
TOTAL COMICS/GN3.39%-7.12%
THIRD QUARTER 2013 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013
COMICS7.00%5.59%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-1.79%-2.05%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.21%4.98%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012
COMICS11.09%7.69%
GRAPHIC NOVELS5.55%3.92%
TOTAL COMICS/GN9.33%7.39%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

  1. BATMAN #25
  2. HARLEY QUINN #0
  3. AMAZING X-MEN #1
  4. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #4
  5. FOREVER EVIL #3
  6. INFINITY #6
  7. ALL-NEW X-MEN #18
  8. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #22
  9. BATMAN/SUPERMAN #5
  10. SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #21

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS

  1. THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 19: MARCH TO WAR TP
  2. YU-GI-OH! 5DS VOLUME 5 GN
  3. FAIREST IN ALL THE LAND HC (MR)
  4. BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP (N52)
  5. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS VOLUME 3 TP
  6. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US VOLUME 1 HC
  7. NOWHERE MEN VOLUME 1: FATES WORSE THAN DEATH TP
  8. BATMAN IN DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2: SCARE TACTICS (N52)
  9. S.H.I.E.L.D. ORIGINS TP
  10. HAWKEYE VOLUME 1 HC

TOP 10 TOYS

  1. DC COMICS: THE NEW 52 SUPER HEROES VS. SUPER VILLAINS 7-PACK
  2. MICHAEL JORDAN: REAL MASTERPIECE #23 "ROAD UNIFORM" FIGURE
  3. SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: THE KISS STATUE
  4. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: THE JOKER STATUE BY GREG CAPULLO
  5. MARVEL SELECT: CLASSIC THOR ACTION FIGURE
  6. MARVEL SELECT: THOR: THE DARK WORLD: THOR ACTION FIGURE
  7. BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: BATMAN STATUE BY GREG CAPULLO
  8. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS SERIES 1: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
  9. JUSTICE LEAGUE: WE CAN BE HEROES 7-PACK BOX SET
  10. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS SERIES 1: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

TOP 10 GAMES

  1. MARVEL HEROCLIX: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN BOOSTER BRICK
  2. RISK: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  3. MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  4. GAME OF THRONES: WESTEROS 4D CITYSCAPE PUZZLE
  5. MARVEL HEROCLIX:AVX: AVENGERS STARTER SET
  6. MARVEL HEROCLIX: AVX: X-MEN STARTER SET
  7. MARVEL HEROCLIX: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN BOOSTER PACKS
  8. THE WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME: THE BEST DEFENSE
  9. DC HEROCLIX: BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS BOOSTER PACKS
  10. FIREFLY BOARD GAME

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