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Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

Diamond Announces Top Products for December 2014 #Batman #Axis #Saga

Diamond Comic Distributors has released their December 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.



"(BALTIMORE, MD) — (January 16, 2015) — The Joker's "Endgame" ramps up in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #37 from DC Comics, December 2014'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.

December 2014 saw a rare split between the month's top publisher in units shipped and dollars invoiced, with Marvel Comics taking the top honors in the month's dollar share (32.07% to DC Comics' 31.76%) while DC took the top spot in units (36.17% to Marvel's 34.10%). Marvel Comics had seven of the month's top ten comics, led by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel's Amazing Spider-Man #11 at #2, and DC Comics took the other three spots. Image Comics had a strong December as the month's number three with a 9.89% dollar share and 10.40% unit share. In fourth was IDW Publishing with a 6.10% dollar share and a 4.17% unit share. Dark Horse Comics was fifth with a 3.47% dollar share and a 2.95% unit share.

On the year, comics sales increased by 4.03% over 2013 and graphic novel sales increased by 5.18%. The second half of 2014 saw an increase of 19.34% in comics and 10.54% in graphic novels over the first six months of the year.

The newest collection in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' acclaimed and award-winning sci-fi epic, Image Comics' Saga Volume 4, was December's best-selling graphic novel. In total, Image had five titles among the top ten. DC Comics had four titles, led by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained Deluxe at #6, and Marvel Comics one, Captain America: Peggy Carter: Agent of SHIELD at #2.

Dark Horse Comics' Dream Logic, the career-spanning artbook by Kabuki creator David Mack, was the best-selling book in December 2014. Also among the top ten books for the month from Dark Horse was Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia at #10.

The DC Comics Bombshells: Holiday Harley Quinn from DC Collectibles, based on the pin-up-style artwork of Ant Lucia, was the best-selling toy product in December and one of the manufacturer's six products among the top ten. Diamond Select Toys' top product in December was the Marvel Select: Venom Action Figure.

USAopoly's Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition, a special edition of the venerable board game with a custom board based on the best-selling Image Comics series by Robert Kirkman, was December's best-selling game product."

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER
DOLLAR SHAREUNIT SHARE
 MARVEL COMICS
32.07%
34.10%
 DC ENTERTAINMENT
31.76%
36.17%
 IMAGE COMICS
9.89%
10.40%
 IDW PUBLISHING
6.10%
4.17%
 DARK HORSE COMICS
3.47%
2.95%
 BOOM! STUDIOS
2.66%
2.82%
 DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
2.58%2.26%
 EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD
1.22%-
 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
0.88%0.91%
 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
-0.91%
 AVATAR PRESS INC
0.86%-
 TITAN
-0.87%
OTHER NON-TOP 10
8.50%4.43%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

TOP 10 GAMES

  1. MONOPOLY: THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVAL EDITION
  2. MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG COMBAT HANDBOOK HC
  3. MINECRAFT: OFFICIAL MOJANG CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK HC
  4. LEGEND OF ZELDA MONOPOLY
  5. MARVEL DICE MASTERS UNCANNY X-MEN
  6. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RETRO MONOPOLY
  7. FIREFLY CLUE
  8. THE WALKING DEAD: YAHTZEE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
  9. DC DECK BUILDING GAME 3: FOREVER EVIL
  10. DOCTOR WHO: DALEK YAHTZEE COLLECTOR'S EDITION

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