Newsarama has given us a preliminary look at comics sales for April 2019.

https://www.newsarama.com/45123-apri...es-charts.html

As expected, sales were down compared to March due to the absense of Detective 1000, among other reasons. Also, as expected, the War of the Realms event took the top slot.

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Marvel Comics relcaimed the top publisher spot with 45.50% dollar share and 50.70% unit share.
DC followed with 23.73% and 25.89% respectively,
then Image Comics in at third with 7.93% and 7.60%.

According to John Jackson Miller of Comichron, the big takeaway from the April 2019 figures are DC's cutbacks to its comic book line are taking affect - not just for the publisher, but the entire market.

"It would be a down month year-over-year even with Action Comics #1000 excised from the charts last April," Miller told Newsarama. "Marvel is filling some of those empty rack slots (presuming any store had a spot for everything), but not all of them."

Marvel shipped 106 comic books in April 2019, to DC's 52. That's DC's lowest title count since 1991, and is 29 fewer than it released in April 2018. Comparitively, Marvel released 86 comic books in April 2018, but has exceeded 106 on several occasions - it's last being June 2016.

"Iím sure Marvel did double DCís output in terms of number of titles some months in 1974, but I canít find much evidence that itís happened since," Miller explained. "DC, meanwhile, doubled up on Marvel often in the post-bankruptcy years."
However, it's interesting to note that even though DC's numbers were half of Marvel's, DC also published about half the number of comics that Marvel did (106 comics for Marvel vs. 52 for DC). This might mean that the average DC title sold just as well as the average Marvel title. It will be interesting to see if this bears out when the full figures are released. Does this mean it was smart of DC to cut its line?

Also interesting that Immortal Hulk #16 jumped into the top 10. #15 was in 17th place with 53k copies sold. Was #16 a special issue or jut a Realms Tie-in that did exceptionally well?

These are the Top 10 Comics sold by units in April 2019:

1 WAR OF THE REALMS #1 $5.99 MAR

2 SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR

3 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #4 $4.99 DC

4 THE IMMORTAL HULK #16 $3.99 MAR

5 BATMAN #69 $3.99 DC

6 BATMAN #68 $3.99 DC

7 THANOS #1 $4.99 MAR

8 HEROES IN CRISIS #8 $3.99 DC

9 WEB OF VENOM: CULT OF CARNAGE #1 $4.99 MAR

10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR