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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.


The struggle for survival breaks out into conflict in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Volume 21: All-Out War Part 2 from Image Comics, the best-selling graphic novel in July.

In total, Image comics had five titles among the top ten. Also in the top ten were Rick Remender and Wesley Craig's Deadly Class Volume 1: Reagan Youth at #3, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga Volume 1 at #4, Vaughan and Staples' Saga Volume 3 at #7, and Greg Rucka and Michael Lark's Lazarus Volume 2: Lift at #10.

Dark Horse Comics had two titles in the top ten — Avatar: The Last Airbender Volume 8: Rift Part 2 at #2 and J.w. Rinsler and Mike Mayhew's Star Wars: The Lucas Draft, an adaptation of George Lucas' original screenplay for Star Wars, at #8.

Seconds, the new graphic novel from Scott Pilgrim's Bryan Lee O'Malley, from Ballantine Books ranked #5 for the month.

Marvel Comics' Deadpool Volume 5: The Wedding of Deadpool ranked #8.

Rounding out of the top ten, DC Entertainment's Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls ranked #9.

Also among premier publishers, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Volume 1 was IDW Publishing's top book for July at #88.

TOP 50 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 MAY140797-M MAR
2 BATMAN #33 (ZERO YEAR) $4.99 MAY140230-M DC
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAY140762-M MAR
4 ORIGINAL SIN #5 $3.99 MAY140764-M MAR
5 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 $3.99 MAY140807-M MAR
6 ORIGINAL SIN #6 $3.99 MAY140768-M MAR
7 JUSTICE LEAGUE #32 $3.99 MAY140173-M DC
8 GRAYSON #1 $2.99 MAY140156-M DC
9 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 $3.99 MAY140804-M MAR
10 HARLEY QUINN #8 $2.99 MAY140245-M DC
11 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 $3.99 MAY140835-M MAR
12 WALKING DEAD #129 (MR) $2.99 MAY140744 IMA
13 SANDMAN OVERTURE #3 (MR) $3.99 MAY140393-M DC
14 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7 $3.99 DEC130238-M DC
15 BATMAN SUPERMAN #12 $3.99 APR140201-M DC
16 HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC CON INTL SAN DIEGO #1 $4.99 MAY140248 DC
17 BATMAN ETERNAL #13 $2.99 MAY140225 DC
18 BATMAN ETERNAL #14 $2.99 MAY140226 DC
19 SUPERMAN #33 $3.99 MAY140206-M DC
20 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17 $3.99 MAY140852-M MAR
21 DETECTIVE COMICS #33 $3.99 MAY140240-M DC
22 BATMAN ETERNAL #15 $2.99 MAY140227 DC
23 BATMAN ETERNAL #16 $2.99 MAY140228 DC
24 ROBIN RISES OMEGA #1 $4.99 MAY140160-M DC
25 BATMAN ETERNAL #17 $2.99 MAY140229 DC
26 ALL NEW X-MEN #29 $3.99 MAY140879-M MAR
27 LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #36 $4.99 MAY141016-M ARC
28 AVENGERS #32 $3.99 MAY140784-M MAR
29 BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 $2.99 MAY140238-M DC
30 SAGA #21 (MR) $2.99 MAY140726 IMA
31 UNCANNY X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAY140792-M MAR
32 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 MAY140719 IMA
33 DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAY140886-M MAR
34 UNCANNY X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAY140794 MAR
35 TEEN TITANS #1 $2.99 MAY140164-M DC
36 AVENGERS #33 $3.99 MAY140786 MAR
37 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #10 $3.99 MAY140216-M DC
38 UNCANNY AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAY140821-M MAR
39 DEADPOOL #31 $3.99 MAY140788-M MAR
40 ACTION COMICS #33 $3.99 MAY140220-M DC
41 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 $2.99 MAY140162-M DC
42 LIFE WITH ARCHIE COMIC #37 $4.99 MAY141017-M ARC
43 ORIGINAL SIN #5.1 $3.99 MAY140772-M MAR
44 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 $3.99 MAY140169-M DC
45 WOLVERINE #10 $3.99 MAY140906-M MAR
46 STORM #1 $3.99 MAY140882-M MAR
47 NEW 52 FUTURES END #9 [*] $2.99 MAY140181 DC
48 GREEN LANTERN #33 (UPRISING) $2.99 MAY140258-M DC
49 DEADPOOL #32 $3.99 MAY140790 MAR
50 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 SPIDER-MAN $3.99 MAY140813-M MAR

TOP 50 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2014

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 21 ALL OUT WAR PT 2 (MR) $14.99 MAY140652 IMA
2 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 08 RIFT PART 2 $10.99 MAR140061 DAR
3 DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR) $9.99 MAY140626 IMA
4 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 AUG120491 IMA
5 BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN $25 APR140949 RAN
6 DEADPOOL TP VOL 05 WEDDING OF DEADPOOL $15.99 APR140772 MAR
7 SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR) $14.99 JAN140556 IMA
8 STAR WARS LUCAS DRAFT TP $19.99 MAR140021 DAR
9 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DEC120323 DC
10 LAZARUS TP VOL 02 LIFT (MR) $14.99 FEB140527 IMA
11 RAT QUEENS TP VOL 01 SASS & SORCERY (MR) $9.99 JAN140555 IMA
12 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 NOV070226 DC
13 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 01 COSMIC AVENGERS $19.99 JAN140800 MAR
14 NIGHTWING TP VOL 04 SECOND CITY (N52) $14.99 APR140258 DC
15 GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01 $34.99 APR140786 MAR
16 SEX CRIMINALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 JAN140558 IMA
17 ROCKET GIRL TP VOL 01 TIMES SQUARED $9.99 MAY140639 IMA
18 MARVELS GUARDIANS OF GALAXY PRELUDE TP $14.99 MAR140774 MAR
19 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 APR130443 IMA
20 BATMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC $39.99 APR140254 DC
21 BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP $24.99 MAY090178 DC
22 BLACK WIDOW TP VOL 01 FINELY WOVEN THREAD $17.99 APR140771 MAR
23 ALEX + ADA TP VOL 01 $12.99 MAY140618 IMA
24 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 NOV118095 DC
25 BTVS SPIKE INTO LIGHT HC $14.99 MAR140080 DAR
26 WOLVERINE ORIGIN II HC $24.99 APR140766 MAR
27 UNWRITTEN TP VOL 09 THE UNWRITTEN FABLES (MR) $14.99 APR140302 DC
28 DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN DELUXE ED HC (N52) $24.99 MAR140252 DC
29 JOKER A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC $39.99 APR140255 DC
30 LOEG III CENTURY HC COMPLETE ED (MR) $29.95 MAY141615 TOP
31 BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE SC $14.99 OCT060163 DC
32 NARUTO GN VOL 66 $9.99 MAY141685 VIZ
33 BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP $24.99 JUL110251 DC
34 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 01 DANGEROUS (N52) $16.99 APR140266 DC
35 X-MEN TP BATTLE OF ATOM $34.99 APR140781 MAR
36 SEX TP VOL 02 SUPERCOOL (MR) $14.99 MAY140641 IMA
37 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 NOV128157 IMA
38 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 03 MAD $16.99 APR140257 DC
39 UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 02 BROKEN $19.99 APR140778 MAR
40 TEEN TITANS TP VOL 04 LIGHT AND DARK (N52) $14.99 APR140262 DC
41 WOLVERINE TP BOOK 01 THREE MONTHS TO DIE $24.99 APR140775 MAR
42 SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS TP VOL 03 AT THE END OF DAYS (N52) $16.99 APR140268 DC
43 ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY ED SC (MR) $17.99 AUG050185 DC
44 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 05 $9.99 MAY141686 VIZ
45 LOEG BLACK DOSSIER TP $19.99 JUL080193 DC
46 BATMAN BATMAN AND SON TP NEW ED $19.99 OCT130238 DC
47 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 28 RED SCORPION $17.99 MAR140069 DAR
48 BATMAN THE BLACK MIRROR TP $16.99 NOV120268 DC
49 JOHN CARTER WARLORD OF MARS OMNIBUS HC $99.99 SEP110633 MAR
50 BATMAN LIL GOTHAM TP VOL 02 $12.99 APR140285 DC