Exclusive: August's Top 100 Comics


The zombie apocalypse overruns Coney Island and Harley Quinn takes matters into her own hands in Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Chad Hardin's Harley Quinn #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of August.

In total, DC Entertainment had nine titles in the top ten. In addition to Harley Quinn #1, Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.'s All-Star Batman #1 ranked #2, Rob Williams and Jim Lee's Suicide Squad #1 ranked #3, Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 ranked #5, Batman #4 ranked #6, Batman #5 ranked #7, Justice League #2 ranked #8, Harley Quinn #2 ranked #9, and Supergirl Rebirth #1 ranked #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #16 from Marvel Comics ranked #4 for August.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #157 was Image Comics' best-selling book in July at #13.

IDW Publishing's TMNT Universe #1, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spin-off, was their top book for the month at #85.

Finally, Brian Wood and Mack Chater's Briggs Land #1, a new series about anti-government extremists in the American west in development as a television series for AMC, was Dark Horse Comics' top book for August at #127.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2016

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 HARLEY QUINN #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160218-M DC
2 ALL STAR BATMAN #1 [*] $4.99 JUN160203-M DC
3 SUICIDE SQUAD #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160230-M DC
4 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 JUN160844-M MAR
5 SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160228-M DC
6 BATMAN #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160242-M DC
7 BATMAN #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160244-M DC
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160266-M DC
9 HARLEY QUINN #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160220-M DC
10 SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160226-M DC
11 JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 [*] $2.99 JUN160268-M DC
12 DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160214-M DC
13 WALKING DEAD #157 (MR) $2.99 JUN160672-M IMA
14 NIGHTWING #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160270-M DC
15 FLASH #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160250-M DC
16 SUPERWOMAN #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160232-M DC
17 DETECTIVE COMICS #938 [*] $2.99 JUN160246-M DC
18 SUPERMAN #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160276-M DC
19 WONDER WOMAN #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160282-M DC
20 STAR WARS #22 $3.99 JUN160924-M MAR
21 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160224-M DC
22 BLACK PANTHER #5 $3.99 JUN160867-M MAR
23 DEATHSTROKE #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160216-M DC
24 FLASH #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160252-M DC
25 NIGHTWING #3 [*] $2.99 JUN160272-M DC
26 DETECTIVE COMICS #939 [*] $2.99 JUN160248-M DC
27 SUPERMAN #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160278-M DC
28 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160262-M DC
29 WONDER WOMAN #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160284-M DC
30 BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160212-M DC
31 DARTH VADER #24 $3.99 JUN160927-M MAR
32 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 JUN160846-M MAR
33 BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160208-M DC
34 TITANS #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160280-M DC
35 NEW SUPER MAN #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160274-M DC
36 ACTION COMICS #961 [*] $2.99 JUN160234-M DC
37 GREEN LANTERNS #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160258-M DC
38 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #8 $3.99 JUN160848-M MAR
39 STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3 $3.99 JUN160918-M MAR
40 GREEN ARROW #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160254-M DC
41 FALLEN #1 $4.99 JUN160752-M MAR
42 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 [*] $2.99 JUN160264-M DC
43 ACTION COMICS #962 [*] $2.99 JUN160236-M DC
44 GREEN LANTERNS #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160260-M DC
45 GREEN ARROW #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160256-M DC
46 BATGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 JUN160210-M DC
47 ACCUSED #1 $4.99 JUN160756-M MAR
48 AQUAMAN #4 [*] $2.99 JUN160238-M DC
49 HELLBLAZER #1 [*] $2.99 JUN160222-M DC
50 DEADPOOL #17 $3.99 JUN160816-M MAR
51 DEADPOOL #16 $3.99 MAY160784-M MAR
52 AQUAMAN #5 [*] $2.99 JUN160240-M DC
53 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #5 $3.99 JUN160922-M MAR
54 OLD MAN LOGAN #10 $3.99 JUN160900-M MAR
55 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12 $3.99 JUN160786-M MAR
56 DOCTOR STRANGE #10 $3.99 MAY160855-M MAR
57 SAGA #37 (MR) $2.99 JUN160601 IMA
58 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #4 $4.99 MAY160768 MAR
59 SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 JUN160805-M MAR
60 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #13 $3.99 JUN160777-M MAR
61 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN160830-M MAR
62 MIGHTY THOR #10 $3.99 JUN160842-M MAR
63 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #13 $3.99 JUN160898-M MAR
64 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 $3.99 JAN160250-M DC
65 CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 JUN160770-M MAR
66 PUNISHER #4 $3.99 JUN160884-M MAR
67 CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #5 $3.99 JUN160766-M MAR
68 UNCANNY X-MEN #11 $3.99 JUN160902 MAR
69 DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #3 $3.99 JUN160903-M MAR
70 STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #3 $3.99 JUN160915-M MAR
71 DAREDEVIL #10 $3.99 JUN160874-M MAR
72 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #11 $3.99 JUN160814-M MAR
73 DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN160876-M MAR
74 UNCANNY AVENGERS #12 $3.99 JUN160839-M MAR
75 ALL NEW X-MEN #12 $3.99 JUN160896-M MAR
76 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #4 $4.99 APR160357-M DC
77 DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #4 $3.99 JUN160905-M MAR
78 ALL NEW WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN160893-M MAR
79 CIVIL WAR II X-MEN #3 $3.99 JUN160768-M MAR
80 MOON KNIGHT #5 $3.99 JUN160886 MAR
81 UNCANNY AVENGERS #13 $3.99 JUN160780-M MAR
82 DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #2 $3.99 JUN160907-M MAR
83 SPIDER-GWEN #11 $3.99 JUN160850-M MAR
84 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11 $3.99 JUN160808-M MAR
85 TMNT UNIVERSE #1 [*] $4.99 JUN160422-M IDW
86 PAPER GIRLS #8 $2.99 JUN160647 IMA
87 HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #4 $3.99 MAY160270-M DC
88 CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #4 $3.99 JUN160764-M MAR
89 UNCANNY INHUMANS #12 $3.99 MAY160788-M MAR
90 MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1 $3.99 JUN160823-M MAR
91 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #12 $3.99 JUN160782-M MAR
92 GWENPOOL #5 $3.99 JUN160882-M MAR
93 KILL OR BE KILLED #1 (MR) $3.99 JUN160578 IMA
94 HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #5 $3.99 JUN160301-M DC
95 MS MARVEL #10 $3.99 JUN160800-M MAR
96 DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #4 $4.99 JUN160889 MAR
97 CIVIL WAR II KINGPIN #2 $3.99 JUN160774-M MAR
98 INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #6 $3.99 JUN160828-M MAR
99 SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE ONE SHOT $2.99 MAY160573-M IMA
100 SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #4 $3.99 JUN160311-M DC

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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 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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