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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 June 2014 #Batman #Saga #OriginalSin


Diamond Comic Distributors has released their June 2014 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 continues to hold onto both Market Share and Unit Share this month with a little help from Original Sin and the Amazing Spider-Man. DC does take the #1 title with Batman #32. Image still dominates the TPB sales with 4 books Velvet Vol 1 & Saga Vols 1-3.



"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 11, 2014) —  Batman confronts the Riddler in the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's " Zero Year" storyline in DC Entertainment's Batman #32, the best-selling comic book of June 2014 according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

Marvel Comics had four titles place among June's top ten best-selling comics, led by Amazing Spider-Man #3 at #2. DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten.  Rounding out the top ten was Image Comics with The Walking Dead #128 at #9.

Marvel Comics was June's top publisher with a 33.71% dollar market share and a 35.68% unit market share. DC Entertainment was second with a 29.88% dollar share and 33.20% unit share. Image Comics was third with a 8.86% dollar share and a 10.51% unit share. IDW Publishing's dollar share in June was 5.60% and Dark Horse Comics' was 5.57%.

A magical accident by Sabrina the Teenage Witch triggers the zombie apocalypse in Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie Volume 1: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla, the best-selling graphic novel of June. Also of note, Image Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's Velvet Volume 1: Before the Living End at #3.

Complemented by illustrations by Brian Froud, A.C.H. Smith's novelization of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal returned to print in a new hardcover edition from BOOM! Studios and was June's best-selling book. Also notable, Dark Horse Comics had two book in the top ten -- Daniel Way's real-life history of EVE Online, EVE: True Stories, at #3, and the perennial best-seller Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #7.

Based on a design by Ant Lucia, DC Collectibles' DC Comics Bombshells: Black Canary Statue the June's best-selling toy product, and one of their six products in the top ten. Also in the top ten was Diamond Select Toys with three products, led by the Marvel Select: Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure at #4.

Hasbro's Risk: Legacy, a multi-generation revision of the venerable strategy board game, was June's best-selling game product."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS


RETAIL MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
 MARVEL COMICS
33.71%
 DC COMICS
29.88%
 IMAGE COMICS
8.93%
 IDW PUBLISHING
5.60%
DARK HORSE COMICS
5.57%
 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2.62%
BOOM! STUDIOS
2.52%
 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
1.20%
AVATAR PRESS INC
1.10%
 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
0.93%
 OTHER NON-TOP 10
7.94%
UNIT MARKET SHARE
PUBLISHERSHARE
 MARVEL COMICS
35.68%
 DC COMICS
33.20%
 IMAGE COMICS
10.51%
 DARK HORSE COMICS
4.89%
 IDW PUBLISHING
4.45%
 BOOM! STUDIOS
2.52%
 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2.30%
 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
1.27%
 AVATAR PRESS INC
0.81%
 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
0.70%
 OTHER NON-TOP 10
3.68%

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS


DOLLARSUNITS
JUNE 2014 VS. MAY 2014
COMICS-3.19%-1.31%
GRAPHIC NOVELS-3.36%2.93%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-3.25%-0.99%
JUNE 2014 VS. JUNE 2013
COMICS-2.93%-4.51%
GRAPHIC NOVELS8.09%10.26%
TOTAL COMICS/GN0.33%-3.46%
SECOND QUARTER 2014 VS. SECOND QUARTER 2013
COMICS3.90%-1.29%
GRAPHIC NOVELS4.33%1.25%
TOTAL COMICS/GN-4.40%-9.85%
YEAR-TO-DATE 2014 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2013
COMICS-1.43%-6.36%
GRAPHIC NOVELS2.93%5.41%
TOTAL COMICS/GN4.04%-1.09%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

TOP 10 GAMES

  1. RISK LEGACY
  2. MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS BOOSTER PACKS
  3. STAR WARS X-WING: TANTIVE IV EXPANSION PACK
  4. MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  5. MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN EVENT DECK
  6. GODZILLA SERIES ONE MINI-FIGURES
  7. ADVENTURE TIME CARD WARS PACK 2: B-MO VS. LADY RAINICORN
  8. PATHFINDER BATTLES: REIGN OF WINTER BOOSTER BRICK
  9. TICKET TO RIDE 10TH-ANNIVERSARY EDITION
  10. MY LITTLE PONY CCG: CANTERLOT NIGHTS THEME DECK

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