Top 100 Comics: April 2017

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #25Steve Rogers unleashes his plan for Hydra domination of the Earth in Nick Spencer, Daniel Acuna, and Rod Reis' Secret Empire#0 from Marvel Comics, the first chapter of Marvel's summer crossover event and April's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had five titles in March's top ten. In addition to Secret Empire #0, Marc Guggenheim and Ardian Syaf's X-Men Gold #1 ranked #3, Cullen Bunn and Jorge Molina's X-Men Blue #1 ranked #4, Jason Aaron and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars #30 ranked #8, and Greg Pak and Greg Land's Weapon X#1 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had four titles among the top ten: the lenticular edition of Tom King and Jason Fabok's Batman #21, the first chapter of "The Button" storyline in which Batman and the Flash investigate a mysterious and bloody smiley button, ranked #2; the lenticular edition of Joshua Willingham and Howard Porter's The Flash #21, the second chapter of "The Button," ranked #5; King and David Finch's Batman #20, the finale of "I Am Bane," ranked #6; and the regular edition of King and Fabok's Batman#21 ranked #7.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead#166 from Image Comics ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #2 ranked #66 for the publisher's top book, and Star Trek/Green LanternVolume 2 #5 was IDW Publishing's top-ranked book for April at #158.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2017

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 124.96 FEB170758-M SECRET EMPIRE #0 $4.99 MAR
2 4 100.00 NOV169200 BATMAN #21 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON) $3.99 DC
3 3 87.80 FEB170777-M X-MEN GOLD #1 $4.99 MAR
4 2 83.58 FEB170767-M X-MEN BLUE #1 $4.99 MAR
5 5 82.20 NOV169204 FLASH #21 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON) $3.99 DC
6 8 74.91 FEB170191-M BATMAN #20 $2.99 DC
7 12 68.54 NOV169198-M BATMAN #21 (THE BUTTON) $2.99 DC
8 10 53.89 FEB170955-M STAR WARS #30 $3.99 MAR
9 11 52.89 FEB170790-M WEAPON X #1 $3.99 MAR
10 19 52.38 FEB170686 WALKING DEAD #166 (MR) $2.99 IMA
11 20 52.04 NOV169202-M FLASH #21 (THE BUTTON) $2.99 DC
12 6 51.94 FEB170176-M ALL STAR BATMAN #9 $4.99 DC
13 7 49.55 FEB170948-M STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #1 $4.99 MAR
14 9 48.19 FEB170855-M VENOM #6 $3.99 MAR
15 13 48.01 FEB170848-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99 MAR
16 15 47.83 FEB170784-M X-MEN GOLD #2 $3.99 MAR
17 26 45.11 FEB170229-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #18 $2.99 DC
18 27 44.68 FEB170203-M DETECTIVE COMICS #954 $2.99 DC
19 30 44.28 FEB170205-M DETECTIVE COMICS #955 $2.99 DC
20 29 44.27 FEB170231-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #19 $2.99 DC
21 16 44.18 FEB170786-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #19 $3.99 MAR
22 14 42.94 FEB170253-M BATMAN THE SHADOW #1 $3.99 DC
23 17 42.20 FEB170958-M STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #3 $3.99 MAR
24 21 41.53 FEB170775-M X-MEN BLUE #2 $3.99 MAR
25 33 41.34 FEB170193-M FLASH #20 $2.99 DC
26 35 40.99 FEB170164-M SUPERMAN #20 $2.99 DC
27 18 40.89 FEB170798-M BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #1 $3.99 MAR
28 38 39.45 FEB170166-M SUPERMAN #21 $2.99 DC
29 23 34.95 FEB170915-M DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #1 $3.99 MAR
30 53 34.76 FEB170249-M WONDER WOMAN #20 $2.99 DC
31 25 34.41 FEB170929-M OLD MAN LOGAN #21 $3.99 MAR
32 55 34.25 FEB170251-M WONDER WOMAN #21 $2.99 DC
33 28 33.81 FEB170932-M OLD MAN LOGAN #22 $3.99 MAR
34 57 33.69 FEB170160-M ACTION COMICS #977 $2.99 DC
35 60 33.45 FEB170162-M ACTION COMICS #978 $2.99 DC
36 49 33.30 FEB170233-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 [*] $2.99 DC
37 59 33.22 FEB170219-M HARLEY QUINN #17 $2.99 DC
38 37 32.62 FEB170796-M WEAPON X #2 $3.99 MAR
39 61 32.20 FEB170241-M SUICIDE SQUAD #16 $2.99 DC
40 62 31.98 FEB170221-M HARLEY QUINN #18 $2.99 DC
41 51 31.90 FEB170235-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 [*] $2.99 DC
42 31 31.44 FEB170803-M ROYALS #1 $3.99 MAR
43 67 31.44 FEB170239-M SUICIDE SQUAD #15 $2.99 DC
44 32 31.40 FEB170247-M TITANS #10 $3.99 DC
45 24 31.11 FEB170243-M SUPER SONS #3 [*] $3.99 DC
46 34 31.09 FEB170921-M SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #16 $3.99 MAR
47 36 31.07 FEB170964-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #6 $3.99 MAR
48 69 29.84 FEB170225-M NIGHTWING #18 $2.99 DC
49 71 29.36 FEB170227-M NIGHTWING #19 $2.99 DC
50 41 28.80 FEB170844-M MIGHTY THOR #18 $3.99 MAR
51 43 28.70 FEB170832-M CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16 $3.99 MAR
52 45 28.41 FEB170962-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #13 $3.99 MAR
53 44 28.26 FEB170174-M TRINITY #8 $3.99 DC
54 46 28.02 FEB170926-M DEADPOOL #29 $3.99 MAR
55 48 27.69 FEB170245-M TEEN TITANS #7 $3.99 DC
56 50 27.63 FEB170918-M DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #2 $3.99 MAR
57 47 27.34 FEB170762-M BLACK PANTHER CREW #1 $3.99 MAR
58 52 26.77 FEB170830-M CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
59 79 26.50 FEB170215-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #18 $2.99 DC
60 80 26.28 FEB170211-M GREEN LANTERNS #20 $2.99 DC
61 81 26.22 FEB170217-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19 $2.99 DC
62 54 26.12 FEB170846-M SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 MAR
63 82 25.77 FEB170213-M GREEN LANTERNS #21 $2.99 DC
64 58 25.53 FEB170885-M DOCTOR STRANGE #19 $3.99 MAR
65 42 25.53 FEB170189-M BATWOMAN #2 [*] $3.99 DC
66 39 25.41 FEB170013-M NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 DAR
67 56 25.09 FEB170623-M SEVEN TO ETERNITY #5 $3.99 IMA
68 63 24.33 FEB170811-M NICK FURY #1 $3.99 MAR
69 64 24.24 FEB170825-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
70 65 24.16 FEB170823 AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
71 68 23.43 FEB170894-M BLACK PANTHER #13 $3.99 MAR
72 91 23.20 FEB170207-M GREEN ARROW #20 $2.99 DC
73 40 23.06 FEB170903-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19 $4.99 MAR
74 93 23.03 FEB170209-M GREEN ARROW #21 $2.99 DC
75 70 22.37 FEB170850-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #6 $3.99 MAR
76 72 22.17 FEB170876-M DAREDEVIL #19 $3.99 MAR
77 84 22.00 FEB170869-M IRON FIST #2 $3.99 MAR
78 99 21.85 FEB170179-M AQUAMAN #20 $2.99 DC
79 85 21.79 FEB170809-M ROYALS #2 $3.99 MAR
80 100 21.50 FEB170668 PAPER GIRLS #13 $2.99 IMA
81 73 21.38 FEB170909-M THANOS #6 $3.99 MAR
82 101 21.38 FEB170181-M AQUAMAN #21 $2.99 DC
83 66 21.36 FEB170258-M WILD STORM #3 [*] $3.99 DC
84 74 21.30 FEB170821-M CHAMPIONS #7 $3.99 MAR
85 75 21.07 FEB170843 UNCANNY AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
86 76 20.98 FEB170816-M MONSTERS UNLEASHED #1 $3.99 MAR
87 77 20.76 FEB170824 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
88 382 20.31 FEB171469 SOVEREIGNS #0 $1.00 DE
89 78 20.28 FEB170237-M RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9 $3.99 DC
90 94 20.20 FEB170908-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DREAM ON #1 $3.99 MAR
91 249 19.46 FEB170936 TRUE BELIEVERS GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 $1.00 MAR
92 83 19.04 FEB170187-M BATMAN BEYOND #7 $3.99 DC
93 87 18.65 FEB170887 MOON KNIGHT #13 $3.99 MAR
94 86 18.52 FEB170183-M BATGIRL #10 $3.99 DC
95 104 18.42 FEB170865-M AMERICA #2 $3.99 MAR
96 89 18.33 FEB170878 PUNISHER #11 $3.99 MAR
97 88 18.29 FEB170170-M SUPERGIRL #8 $3.99 DC
98 114 18.21 FEB170199-M DEATHSTROKE #16 $2.99 DC
99 117 18.01 FEB170201-M DEATHSTROKE #17 $2.99 DC
100 90 17.87 FEB170871-M JESSICA JONES #7 $3.99 MAR

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Publisher Market Shares: October 2017

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in October 2017, with Marvel Comics the leader in the Retailer Dollar and Unit Market Share categories.