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Run RunawayPossessing the power of the Phoenix Force, Cyclops and his allies began to remake the world in their image in Jonathan Hickman and Olivier Coipel's Avengers Vs. X-Men #6, the latest chapter of Marvel Comics' 2012 event and the best-selling comic book to comics retailers in June.

In total, Marvel Comics had four the month's top-selling books. Avengers Vs. X-Men #5 ranked #2; Spider-Men #1, the first part of Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Marvel Universe/Ultimate Universe crossover story for Spider-Man's fiftieth anniversary, ranked #9; and AVX Vs. #3, an Avengers Vs. X-Men tie-in comics, rannked #10.

DC Comics had six books in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #10, part of the "Night of the Owls" event, at #10. Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League #10 was #4. DC Comics' other four titles in the top ten were part of the Before Watchmen project — Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 ranked #5, Before Watchmen: The Comedian #1 ranked #6, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 ranked #7, and Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1 ranked #8.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's best-selling series from Image Comics, The walking Dead, continued its march to its hundredth issue with June's The Walking Dead #99. The zombie comic ranked #30 for June.

IDW Publishing brought Topps' fan-favorite Mars Attacks trading cards back to comics with Mars Attacks #1 from John Layman (Chew) and John McCrea (Hitman); the book ranked #44 for the month.

Rounding out the premier publishers, the adventures of Joss Whedon's Slayer, Buffy Summers, continued in June's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #10 which ranked #89.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 146.40 APR120575-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
2 1 143.21 APR120569-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 APR120193-M BATMAN #10 $3.99 DC 
4 4 97.56 APR120161-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 $3.99 DC 
5 5 82.54 APR120137-M BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
6 6 79.95 APR120149-M BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
7 7 79.04 APR120143-M BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
8 8 77.76 APR120155-M BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
9 9 72.58 APR120603-M SPIDER-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
10 10 72.57 APR120567-M AVX VS #3 $3.99 MAR
11 11 63.96 APR120197-M DETECTIVE COMICS #10 $3.99 DC 
12 15 63.45 APR120665-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 $3.99 MAR
13 12 61.99 APR120181-M ACTION COMICS #10 $3.99 DC 
14 21 61.89 APR120211-M GREEN LANTERN #10 $2.99 DC 
15 24 56.54 APR120189-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #2 $2.99 DC 
16 25 55.02 APR120200-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10 $2.99 DC 
17 14 54.14 APR120588 UNCANNY X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
18 17 52.88 APR120581 AVENGERS #27 $3.99 MAR
19 23 52.46 APR120166-M EARTH 2 #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
20 13 52.42 APR120606-M SPIDER-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
21 16 52.04 APR120589 UNCANNY X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
22 27 51.35 APR120202 BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 $2.99 DC 
23 20 49.84 APR120590 NEW AVENGERS #27 $3.99 MAR
24 19 49.77 APR120591 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
25 18 48.12 APR120609-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 $3.99 MAR
26 30 46.37 FEB128208-M HIT-GIRL #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
27 22 45.67 APR120615-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 $3.99 MAR
28 32 45.51 APR120170-M AQUAMAN #10 $2.99 DC 
29 31 45.35 APR120185-M SUPERMAN #10 $2.99 DC 
30 34 42.77 APR120563 WALKING DEAD #99 (MR) $2.99 IMA
31 36 42.74 APR120176-M FLASH #10 $2.99 DC 
32 26 39.59 APR120592-M SECRET AVENGERS #28 $3.99 MAR
33 42 38.83 APR120209 NIGHTWING #10 $2.99 DC 
34 45 37.74 APR120585-M X-MEN LEGACY #268 $2.99 MAR
35 28 36.48 APR120669 UNCANNY X-FORCE #26 $3.99 MAR
36 46 36.46 APR120235-M TEEN TITANS #10 $2.99 DC 
37 49 36.26 APR120172-M WONDER WOMAN #10 $2.99 DC 
38 50 36.12 APR120206 BATGIRL #10 $2.99 DC 
39 52 36.02 APR120587 X-MEN LEGACY #269 $2.99 MAR
40 40 35.59 APR120168-M WORLDS FINEST #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
41 53 34.25 APR120214 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10 $2.99 DC 
42 55 34.09 APR120215-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10 $2.99 DC 
43 56 33.67 APR120652-M DAREDEVIL #14 $2.99 MAR
44 29 33.40 APR120315-M MARS ATTACKS #1 $3.99 IDW
45 33 33.03 APR120594-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 $3.99 MAR
46 35 32.66 APR120600 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
47 60 31.58 APR120555 SAGA #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
48 61 31.49 APR120203-M BATWOMAN #10 $2.99 DC 
49 37 31.07 APR120639-M INCREDIBLE HULK #9 $3.99 MAR
50 64 31.05 APR120642-M FANTASTIC FOUR #607 $2.99 MAR
51 38 30.60 APR120612 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
52 65 30.35 APR120597-M DARK AVENGERS #175 $2.99 MAR
53 39 30.29 APR120624-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 $3.99 MAR
54 41 29.26 APR120641 INCREDIBLE HULK #10 $3.99 MAR
55 67 29.18 APR120217 RED LANTERNS #10 $2.99 DC 
56 43 28.93 APR120675-M X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
57 68 28.70 APR120221 SWAMP THING #10 $2.99 DC 
58 69 28.52 APR120208 CATWOMAN #10 $2.99 DC 
59 70 28.44 APR120210 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10 $2.99 DC 
60 47 27.47 APR120677 X-MEN #31 $3.99 MAR
61 51 26.98 APR120670-M WOLVERINE #308 $3.99 MAR
62 71 26.86 APR120220 ANIMAL MAN #10 $2.99 DC 
63 72 26.57 APR120599 DARK AVENGERS #176 $2.99 MAR
64 73 26.30 APR120644-M FF #19 $2.99 MAR
65 75 26.13 APR120582-M AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 $2.99 MAR
66 54 25.85 APR120631-M MIGHTY THOR #15 $3.99 MAR
67 76 25.57 APR120188 SUPERGIRL #10 $2.99 DC 
68 77 25.52 APR120219 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10 $2.99 DC 
69 57 24.99 APR120646 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 $3.99 MAR
70 58 24.96 APR120647 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #519 $3.99 MAR
71 79 24.75 APR120584 AVENGERS ACADEMY #32 $2.99 MAR
72 48 24.65 APR121252-M HARBINGER #1  $3.99 VAL
73 59 24.41 APR120633 MIGHTY THOR #16 $3.99 MAR
74 80 24.24 APR120230 SUICIDE SQUAD #10 $2.99 DC 
75 82 24.07 APR120187 SUPERBOY #10 $2.99 DC 
76 84 23.81 APR120165 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10 $2.99 DC 
77 62 23.68 APR120601 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #12 $3.99 MAR
78 88 23.67 APR120626-M WINTER SOLDIER #6 $2.99 MAR
79 86 23.58 APR120617 SCARLET SPIDER #6 $2.99 MAR
80 90 23.39 APR120663-M AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 $2.99 MAR
81 63 23.13 APR120409-M SPAWN #220 $3.99 IMA
82 44 23.06 APR120629-M MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
83 93 22.66 APR120678 DEADPOOL #56 $2.99 MAR
84 66 22.38 APR120602-M ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
85 96 22.25 APR120628 WINTER SOLDIER #7 $2.99 MAR
86 97 22.03 APR120618-M VENOM #19 $2.99 MAR
87 99 21.85 APR120207 BIRDS OF PREY #10 $2.99 DC 
88 85 21.51 APR120233 RAVAGERS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
89 101 21.39 APR120018-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 $2.99 DAR
90 87 21.15 APR120218 DIAL H #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
91 104 19.78 APR120179 GREEN ARROW #10 $2.99 DC 
92 74 19.45 APR120232 ALL STAR WESTERN #10 $3.99 DC 
93 107 19.08 APR120672-M X-FACTOR #237 $2.99 MAR
94 78 18.47 APR120240 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #5 $3.99 DC 
95 110 18.12 APR120674 X-FACTOR #238 $2.99 MAR
96 83 18.10 APR120648 DEFENDERS #7 $3.99 MAR
97 111 17.91 APR120655 PUNISHER #12 $2.99 MAR
98 109 17.90 APR120241 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3 $2.99 DC 
99 91 17.25 APR120239 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2 $3.99 DC 
100 115 17.18 APR120637 HULK #53 $2.99 MAR

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Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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