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Rocket Raccoon, the breakout character of the new Guardians of the Galaxy film, stars in his new ongoing comic book series by Scottie Young, and its debut issue, Rocket Raccoon #1 from Marvel Comics, was July's best-selling comic book.

In total, Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten. Also among the top-selling comics were Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' Amazing Spider-Man #5 at #3, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's Original Sin #5 at #4, Peter David and Will Sliney's Spider-Man 2099 #1 at #5, Aaron and Deodato's Original Sin #6 at #6, and Sam Humphries and Paco Medina's The Legendary Star-Lord #1 at #9.

DC Entertainment rounded out the top ten with four titles, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #33 at #2. Also in the top ten were Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke's Justice League #32 at #7, Tim Seeley and Tom King's Grayson #1 at #8, and Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin's Harley Quinn #8 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #129 from Image Comics was the publisher's top book for July at #12. Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars #19 by Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda ranked #106 for the month. Finally, Tom Scioli and John Barber's Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe #1 was IDW Publishing's top book for the month at #130.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 249.09 MAY140797-M ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 MAY140230-M BATMAN #33 (ZERO YEAR) $4.99 DC
3 3 99.93 MAY140762-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
4 5 77.48 MAY140764-M ORIGINAL SIN #5 $3.99 MAR
5 4 76.86 MAY140807-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 $3.99 MAR
6 7 75.70 MAY140768-M ORIGINAL SIN #6 $3.99 MAR
7 6 74.73 MAY140173-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #32 $3.99 DC
8 20 69.01 MAY140156-M GRAYSON #1 $2.99 DC
9 9 66.53 MAY140804-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 $3.99 MAR
10 21 65.11 MAY140245-M HARLEY QUINN #8 $2.99 DC
11 12 62.96 MAY140835-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 $3.99 MAR
12 25 61.79 MAY140744 WALKING DEAD #129 (MR) $2.99 IMA
13 13 61.50 MAY140393-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #3 (MR) $3.99 DC
14 14 58.92 DEC130238-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7 $3.99 DC
15 15 57.92 APR140201-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #12 $3.99 DC
16 8 55.07 MAY140248 HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTL SAN DIEGO #1 $4.99 DC
17 37 54.09 MAY140225 BATMAN ETERNAL #13 $2.99 DC
18 39 53.51 MAY140226 BATMAN ETERNAL #14 $2.99 DC
19 19 53.39 MAY140206-M SUPERMAN #33 $3.99 DC
20 17 53.38 MAY140852-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17 $3.99 MAR
21 18 53.27 MAY140240-M DETECTIVE COMICS #33 $3.99 DC
22 44 52.66 MAY140227 BATMAN ETERNAL #15 $2.99 DC
23 46 51.82 MAY140228 BATMAN ETERNAL #16 $2.99 DC
24 11 51.26 MAY140160-M ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 $4.99 DC
25 50 50.86 MAY140229 BATMAN ETERNAL #17 $2.99 DC
26 22 49.85 MAY140879-M ALL NEW X-MEN #29 $3.99 MAR
27 10 48.35 MAY141016-M LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #36 $4.99 ARC
28 23 47.96 MAY140784-M AVENGERS #32 $3.99 MAR
29 52 47.69 MAY140238-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 $2.99 DC
30 55 47.37 MAY140726 SAGA #21 (MR) $2.99 IMA
31 26 47.24 MAY140792-M UNCANNY X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
32 49 46.72 MAY140719 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
33 27 46.41 MAY140886-M DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR
34 28 45.49 MAY140794 UNCANNY X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
35 62 44.37 MAY140164-M TEEN TITANS #1 $2.99 DC
36 29 43.96 MAY140786 AVENGERS #33 $3.99 MAR
37 30 42.59 MAY140216-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #10 $3.99 DC
38 34 42.59 MAY140821-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
39 31 42.31 MAY140788-M DEADPOOL #31 $3.99 MAR
40 32 41.91 MAY140220-M ACTION COMICS #33 $3.99 DC
41 71 41.75 MAY140162-M NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 $2.99 DC
42 16 41.39 MAY141017-M LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #37 $4.99 ARC
43 36 41.18 MAY140772-M ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 $3.99 MAR
44 35 40.61 MAY140169-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 $3.99 DC
45 40 40.52 MAY140906-M WOLVERINE #10 $3.99 MAR
46 42 40.31 MAY140882-M STORM #1 $3.99 MAR
47 78 40.13 MAY140181 NEW 52 FUTURES END #9 [*] $2.99 DC
48 77 40.07 MAY140258-M GREEN LANTERN #33 (UPRISING) $2.99 DC
49 45 39.69 MAY140790 DEADPOOL #32 $3.99 MAR
50 47 39.31 MAY140813-M 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 SPIDER-MAN $3.99 MAR
51 48 39.08 MAY140774-M ORIGINAL SIN #5.2 $3.99 MAR
52 51 38.18 MAY140888 DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR
53 24 37.40 MAY140244 DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
54 41 36.73 MAY140566-M LOW #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMA
55 53 36.19 MAY140826-M NEW AVENGERS #21 $3.99 MAR
56 79 35.44 MAY140182 NEW 52 FUTURES END #10 [*] $2.99 DC
57 63 35.39 APR140642 ORIGINAL SIN #3.2 $3.99 MAR
58 82 34.84 MAY140183 NEW 52 FUTURES END #11 [*] $2.99 DC
59 33 34.80 APR141379-M DOCTOR WHO 11TH #1 $3.99 TIT
60 59 34.65 MAY140848 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY GALAXYS MOST WANTED #1 $3.99 MAR
61 58 34.57 MAY140889 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #1 $3.99 MAR
62 54 34.39 MAY140815-M 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 X-MEN $3.99 MAR
63 60 34.38 MAY140895-M AMAZING X-MEN #9 $3.99 MAR
64 56 34.28 MAY140811-M 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 GOTG $3.99 MAR
65 68 34.24 APR140643 ORIGINAL SIN #3.3 $3.99 MAR
66 61 33.67 MAY140204-M EARTH 2 #25 $3.99 DC
67 38 33.65 APR141372-M DOCTOR WHO 10TH #1 $3.99 TIT
68 95 33.62 MAY140194-M FLASH #33 $2.99 DC
69 87 33.30 MAY140184 NEW 52 FUTURES END #12 [*] $2.99 DC
70 65 33.00 MAY140897-M X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
71 89 32.98 MAY140185 NEW 52 FUTURES END #13 [*] $2.99 DC
72 64 32.78 MAY140890 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #2 $3.99 MAR
73 66 32.74 MAY140862 MOON KNIGHT #5 $3.99 MAR
74 67 32.48 MAY140873-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #24 $3.99 MAR
75 69 32.17 MAY140783 DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99 MAR
76 70 31.74 MAY140891 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #3 $3.99 MAR
77 98 31.72 MAY140200-M WONDER WOMAN #33 $2.99 DC
78 72 31.56 MAY140830-M MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
79 99 31.51 MAY140249-M BATGIRL #33 $2.99 DC
80 43 31.51 MAY140196 SECRET ORIGINS #4 $4.99 DC
81 74 31.21 MAY140847 DAREDEVIL #5 $3.99 MAR
82 73 31.00 MAY140892 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #4 $3.99 MAR
83 75 30.73 MAY140899 X-MEN #17 $3.99 MAR
84 102 30.63 MAY140186-M AQUAMAN #33 $2.99 DC
85 76 30.56 MAY140817-M 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 AVENGERS $3.99 MAR
86 105 30.54 MAY140864-M MS MARVEL #6 $2.99 MAR
87 81 29.40 MAY140779 ORIGINAL SINS #3 $3.99 MAR
88 83 29.29 MAY140840-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 $3.99 MAR
89 84 28.93 FEB140793 HAWKEYE #19 $3.99 MAR
90 85 28.55 MAY140781-M FANTASTIC FOUR #7 $3.99 MAR
91 57 28.34 MAY140846 DAREDEVIL #0.1 $4.99 MAR
92 88 27.96 MAY140893-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
93 111 27.86 MAY140261-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #33 (UPRISING) $2.99 DC
94 90 27.75 APR140694 SILVER SURFER #4 $3.99 MAR
95 91 27.69 MAY140902-M MAGNETO #6 $3.99 MAR
96 92 27.18 MAY140780 ORIGINAL SINS #4 $3.99 MAR
97 93 26.44 MAY140867-M SAVAGE HULK #2 $3.99 MAR
98 94 26.27 MAY140904 MAGNETO #7 $3.99 MAR
99 97 24.26 MAY140820-M 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 FANTASTIC FOUR $3.99 MAR
100 96 23.98 MAY140190-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #33 $3.99 DC

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. 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.

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.