Top 100 Comics: August 2015

The secrets of Doom's Battleworld are revealed in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars #5 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of August.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven of the month's best-selling comics — Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen's Star Wars #8 ranked #2, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #8 ranked #4, Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 ranked #5, Slott and Kubert's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 ranked #6, Charles Soule and Leinil Francis Yu's Civil War #2 ranked #9, and Soule and Alex Maleev's Star Wars: Lando #2 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #43, continuing the new era of Jim Gordon as Batman, was their top book at #3. Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League #43, a chapter in "The Darkseid War," ranked #8.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #145 from Image Comics ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's Fight Club 2 #4 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for August at #37. Also, Mike Johnson and Angel Herndandez's Star Trek/Green Lantern #2, a crossover between DC Comics and the venerable science-fiction franchise, was IDW Publishing's top book for the month at #88.

Outside the major publishers, August's best-selling non-premier comic book was Oni Press' Invader Zim #2, based on the fan-favorite animated series, which ranked #43 overall.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2015

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SECRET WARS #5 $3.99 MAY150642-M MAR
2 STAR WARS #8 $3.99 MAY150780-M MAR
3 BATMAN #43 $3.99 JUN150239-M DC
4 DARTH VADER #8 $3.99 MAY150786 MAR
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 $3.99 MAY150716-M MAR
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #4 $3.99 JUN150736-M MAR
7 WALKING DEAD #145 (MR) $2.99 JUN150539 IMA
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #43 $3.99 JUN150172-M DC
9 CIVIL WAR #2 $3.99 MAY150690-M MAR
10 STAR WARS LANDO #2 $3.99 MAY150774 MAR
11 OLD MAN LOGAN #4 $3.99 JUN150771-M MAR
12 STAR WARS LANDO #3 $3.99 JUN150789-M MAR
13 CIVIL WAR #3 $3.99 JUN150733-M MAR
14 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 $3.99 JUN150169-M DC
15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.1 $3.99 MAY150801-M MAR
16 HARLEY QUINN #19 $3.99 JUN150257-M DC
17 HOUSE OF M #1 $3.99 JUN150722-M MAR
18 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #1 $3.99 JUN150167-M DC
19 DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 JUN150787-M MAR
20 INFINITY GAUNTLET #3 $3.99 MAY150751-M MAR
21 DETECTIVE COMICS #43 $3.99 JUN150251-M DC
22 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2 $3.99 MAY150697-M MAR
23 WE STAND ON GUARD #2 (MR) $2.99 JUN150510 IMA
24 GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #2 $3.99 MAY150748-M MAR
25 SUPERMAN #43 $3.99 JUN150234-M DC
26 X-MEN 92 #3 $4.99 JUN150761-M MAR
27 A-FORCE #3 $3.99 MAY150718-M MAR
28 SPIDER-ISLAND #2 $3.99 MAY150710-M MAR
29 GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #3 $3.99 JUN150779-M MAR
30 KANAN #5 $3.99 JUN150795 MAR
31 SPIDER-VERSE #4 $3.99 JUN150739-M MAR
32 ULTIMATE END #4 $3.99 JUN150708-M MAR
33 PLANET HULK #4 $3.99 JUN150775-M MAR
34 BATMAN SUPERMAN #23 $3.99 JUN150230-M DC
35 GREEN LANTERN #43 $3.99 JUN150266-M DC
36 ACTION COMICS #43 $3.99 JUN150228-M DC
37 FIGHT CLUB 2 #4 $3.99 JUN150013-M DAR
38 FLASH #43 $3.99 JUN150188-M DC
39 WONDER WOMAN #43 $3.99 JUN150226-M DC
40 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #3 $3.99 JUN150261 DC
41 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #20 $3.99 JUN150232-M DC
42 SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #4 $3.99 JUN150715-M MAR
43 INVADER ZIM #2 $3.99 JUN151442-M ONI
44 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #3 $3.99 JUN150262-M DC
45 YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #4 $3.99 JUN150766 MAR
46 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #11 $2.99 JUN150211-M DC
47 DEATHSTROKE #9 $2.99 JUN150204-M DC
48 GRAYSON #11 $3.99 JUN150255-M DC
49 AGE OF ULTRON VS MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 $3.99 JUN150703-M MAR
50 FUTURE IMPERFECT #4 $3.99 JUN150745 MAR
51 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 $2.99 JUN150247-M DC
52 ANT-MAN LAST DAYS #1 $3.99 JUN150686-M MAR
53 GROOT #3 $3.99 JUN150799-M MAR
54 MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 $3.99 JUN150710-M MAR
55 SILK #6 $3.99 MAY150799 MAR
56 SIEGE #2 $3.99 MAY150679 MAR
57 STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #2 $3.99 MAY150665-M MAR
58 TEEN TITANS #11 $2.99 JUN150221-M DC
59 BATGIRL #43 $2.99 JUN150241 DC
60 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #3 $3.99 JUN150752-M MAR
61 INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #4 $3.99 JUN150719-M MAR
62 MS MARVEL #17 $2.99 MAY150650 MAR
63 MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #3 $3.99 JUN150767-M MAR
64 BATMAN BEYOND #3 $2.99 JUN150243-M DC
65 ARCHIE #2 $3.99 JUN150946-M ARC
66 AQUAMAN #43 $3.99 JUN150176-M DC
67 SECRET WARS 2099 #4 $3.99 JUN150784 MAR
68 SECRET SIX #5 $2.99 JUN150223-M DC
69 INFERNO #4 $3.99 JUN150782 MAR
70 STARFIRE #3 $2.99 JUN150219-M DC
71 GREEN ARROW #43 $2.99 JUN150191-M DC
72 X-TINCTION AGENDA #3 $3.99 JUN150769-M MAR
73 CYBORG #2 $2.99 JUN150182-M DC
74 DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS #1 $3.99 JUN151522-M TTN
75 EARTH 2 SOCIETY #3 $2.99 JUN150186-M DC
76 BOOK OF DEATH #2 $3.99 JUN151591-M VAL
77 1872 #2 $3.99 MAY150726-M MAR
78 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #11 (MR) $2.99 MAY150562 IMA
79 GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #3 $2.99 JUN150268-M DC
80 JLA GODS AND MONSTERS #1 $3.99 JUN150200-M DC
81 GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #10 $3.99 JUN150802-M MAR
82 HOWARD THE DUCK #5 $3.99 MAY150789-M MAR
83 WE ARE ROBIN #3 $3.99 JUN150264-M DC
84 E IS FOR EXTINCTION #3 $3.99 JUN150763-M MAR
85 CATWOMAN #43 $2.99 JUN150245-M DC
86 ARMOR WARS #4 $3.99 JUN150765 MAR
87 HOWARD THE HUMAN #1 $3.99 JUN150729-M MAR
88 STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #2 [*] $3.99 JUN150380-M IDW
89 RED SONJA CONAN #1 [*] $3.99 JUN151204-M DE
90 SINESTRO #14 $2.99 JUN150270-M DC
91 SECRET WARS SECRET LOVE #1 $4.99 JUN150699-M MAR
92 DESCENDER #6 (MR) $2.99 JUN150524 IMA
93 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #12 $3.99 JUN150174-M DC
94 CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #3 $3.99 JUN150773-M MAR
95 CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #3 $2.99 JUN150180-M DC
96 RED SKULL #2 $3.99 JUN150702 MAR
97 JLA GODS AND MONSTERS WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 JUN150198-M DC
98 RED HOOD ARSENAL #3 $2.99 JUN150216-M DC
99 WEIRDWORLD #3 $3.99 MAY150724-M MAR
100 RUNAWAYS #3 $3.99 JUN150705 MAR

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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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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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Publisher Market Shares: November 2018

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in November 2018, with Marvel Comics the leader in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.