Top 100 Comics: May 2017

Marvel Comics’ Secret Empire #1 The United States is dominated by Hydra, with Captain America at its head, in Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten's Secret Empire #1 from Marvel Comics, May's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had six titles in May’s top ten. In addition to Secret Empire #1, Mike Costa and Tradd Moore's Venom #150 ranked #2; Christopher Hastings, Edgar Salazar, and Allen Martinez's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout #1 ranked #5; Nick Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino, and Rod Reis' Secret Empire #2 ranked #6; Spencer, Sorrentino, and Reis' Secret Empire #3 ranked 8; and Gerry Duggan and Aaron Kuder's All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten: the lenticular edition of Batman #22, the third chapter of "The Button" by Tom King, Joshua Williamson, and Jason Fabok, ranked #3; the lenticular edition of The Flash #22, the final chapter of "The Button" by Joshua Williamson and Howard Porter, ranked #4; and King and Mitch Gerads' Batman #23 ranked #7.

Image Comics' The Walking Dead #167 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudino, and Cliff Rathburn was the publisher's best-selling book at #10.

Among the premier publishers, P. Craig Russell and Scott Hampton's Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #3 was Dark Horse Comics’ top book at #95, while IDW Publishing's top-ranked book was Batman/TMNT Adventures #6, the final chapter of their crossover with DC Entertainment, at #114.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 137.96 MAR170901-M SECRET EMPIRE #1 $4.99 MAR
2 1 124.16 MAR171008-M VENOM #150 $5.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 NOV169207 BATMAN #22 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON) $3.99 DC
4 5 91.53 NOV169210 FLASH #22 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON) $3.99 DC
5 9 91.28 MAR171072-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY MISSION BREAKOUT #1 $4.99 MAR
6 4 88.45 MAR170910-M SECRET EMPIRE #2 $4.99 MAR
7 12 84.56 MAR170274-M BATMAN #23 $2.99 DC
8 6 80.24 MAR170915-M SECRET EMPIRE #3 $3.99 MAR
9 14 72.21 MAR170937-M ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 $3.99 MAR
10 17 64.87 MAR170791 WALKING DEAD #167 (MR) $2.99 IMA
11 18 63.71 NOV169206-M BATMAN #22 REGULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON) $2.99 DC
12 13 62.10 MAR171111-M STAR WARS #31 $3.99 MAR
13 11 61.93 MAR170958-M JEAN GREY #1 $3.99 MAR
14 8 60.45 MAR171106-M STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL #1 $4.99 MAR
15 10 57.82 MAR170261-M ALL STAR BATMAN #10 $4.99 DC
16 15 53.29 MAR170977-M CABLE #1 $3.99 MAR
17 27 51.90 NOV169208-M FLASH #22 STANDARD EDITION (THE BUTTON) $2.99 DC
18 16 50.41 MAR171078-M X-MEN GOLD #3 $3.99 MAR
19 32 50.08 MAR170284-M DETECTIVE COMICS #956 $2.99 DC
20 33 49.35 MAR170286-M DETECTIVE COMICS #957 $2.99 DC
21 34 49.15 MAR170308-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 $2.99 DC
22 36 48.48 MAR170310-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #21 $2.99 DC
23 38 47.86 MAR170288-M FLASH #23 $2.99 DC
24 19 46.17 MAR171080-M X-MEN GOLD #4 $3.99 MAR
25 40 45.49 MAR170330-M SUPERMAN #22 $2.99 DC
26 73 45.40 MAR170943-M ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2 $3.99 MAR
27 20 45.02 MAR171018 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27 $3.99 MAR
28 41 44.90 MAR170332-M SUPERMAN #23 $2.99 DC
29 22 42.35 MAR171081-M X-MEN BLUE #3 $3.99 MAR
30 25 40.52 MAR171089-M OLD MAN LOGAN #23 $3.99 MAR
31 24 40.19 MAR170338-M TITANS #11 $3.99 DC
32 37 39.44 MAR170967-M GENERATION X #1 $3.99 MAR
33 29 39.04 MAR171083 X-MEN BLUE #4 $3.99 MAR
34 30 38.69 MAR171092-M OLD MAN LOGAN #24 $3.99 MAR
35 52 38.64 MAR170348-M WONDER WOMAN #22 $2.99 DC
36 28 38.33 MAR171114-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #7 $3.99 MAR
37 53 38.28 MAR170350-M WONDER WOMAN #23 $2.99 DC
38 31 38.00 MAR170340-M TEEN TITANS #8 $3.99 DC
39 54 37.96 MAR170257-M ACTION COMICS #979 $2.99 DC
40 57 37.50 MAR170259-M ACTION COMICS #980 $2.99 DC
41 58 36.95 MAR170312-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 $2.99 DC
42 35 36.53 MAR170354-M BANE CONQUEST #1 $3.99 DC
43 61 36.39 MAR170302-M HARLEY QUINN #19 $2.99 DC
44 66 35.88 MAR170314-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 $2.99 DC
45 67 35.56 MAR170304-M HARLEY QUINN #20 $2.99 DC
46 39 34.52 MAR170334-M SUPER SONS #4 $3.99 DC
47 75 33.91 MAR170324-M SUICIDE SQUAD #17 $2.99 DC
48 77 33.63 MAR170326-M SUICIDE SQUAD #18 $2.99 DC
49 21 33.47 MAR170344 TEEN TITANS LAZARUS CONTRACT SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC
50 82 32.81 MAR170318-M NIGHTWING #20 $2.99 DC
51 42 32.77 MAR171087-M WEAPON X #3 $3.99 MAR
52 84 32.68 MAR170320-M NIGHTWING #21 $2.99 DC
53 23 32.60 MAR170920-M SECRET EMPIRE UPRISING #1 $4.99 MAR
54 43 32.45 MAR171121-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #14 $3.99 MAR
55 55 32.03 MAR171084-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #20 $3.99 MAR
56 26 31.91 MAR170352 WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
57 51 31.82 MAR170984-M BLACK BOLT #1 $3.99 MAR
58 7 31.55 MAR171095-M DEADPOOL #30 $9.99 MAR
59 44 31.41 MAR170922 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #17 $3.99 MAR
60 47 31.09 MAR171002 MIGHTY THOR #19 $3.99 MAR
61 46 30.62 MAR170356-M BATMAN THE SHADOW #2 $3.99 DC
62 92 30.46 MAR170342-M DEATHSTROKE #19 $2.99 DC
63 48 30.32 MAR171023 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #17 $3.99 MAR
64 49 30.26 MAR170928-M DEADPOOL #31 $3.99 MAR
65 50 30.06 MAR170345-M TRINITY #9 $3.99 DC
66 83 29.89 MAR170990-M LUKE CAGE #1 $3.99 MAR
67 98 29.54 MAR170298-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20 $2.99 DC
68 101 29.13 MAR170300-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21 $2.99 DC
69 102 28.63 MAR170294-M GREEN LANTERNS #22 $2.99 DC
70 56 28.60 MAR171123 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #15 $3.99 MAR
71 86 28.26 MAR170951-M I AM GROOT #1 $3.99 MAR
72 104 28.25 MAR170296-M GREEN LANTERNS #23 $2.99 DC
73 59 28.15 MAR170925-M DOCTOR STRANGE #21 SE $3.99 MAR
74 60 28.00 MAR171124-M STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #2 $3.99 MAR
75 62 27.91 MAR170931-M SECRET WARRIORS #1 $3.99 MAR
76 63 27.52 MAR171100-M DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #3 $3.99 MAR
77 70 26.95 MAR171021 SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 MAR
78 71 26.87 MAR171000 AVENGERS #7 $3.99 MAR
79 65 26.83 MAR170780-M SEVEN TO ETERNITY #6 $3.99 IMA
80 81 26.62 MAR170974-M GENERATION X #2 $3.99 MAR
81 72 25.98 MAR170276-M BATWOMAN #3 $3.99 DC
82 74 25.98 MAR171102-M DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #4 $3.99 MAR
83 76 25.84 MAR171016-M BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #2 $3.99 MAR
84 87 25.71 MAR170965-M JEAN GREY #2 $3.99 MAR
85 114 25.34 MAR170290-M GREEN ARROW #22 $2.99 DC
86 80 25.00 FEB170852-M SPIDER-GWEN #19 $3.99 MAR
87 45 24.79 MAR170347 TRINITY ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
88 116 24.78 MAR170292-M GREEN ARROW #23 $2.99 DC
89 85 24.76 MAR171004 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
90 100 24.30 MAR170945-M ROCKET #1 $3.99 MAR
91 121 23.97 MAR170767 PAPER GIRLS #14 $2.99 IMA
92 88 23.90 MAR171034-M BLACK PANTHER #14 $3.99 MAR
93 122 23.84 MAR170264-M AQUAMAN #22 $2.99 DC
94 89 23.79 MAR171051 DAREDEVIL #20 $3.99 MAR
95 68 23.62 MAR170032-M NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #3 (MR) [*] $3.99 DAR
96 90 23.57 MAR171001 UNCANNY AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
97 124 23.51 MAR170266-M AQUAMAN #23 $2.99 DC
98 91 23.11 FEB170273 JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #4 $3.99 DC
99 94 23.06 MAR171003 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
100 93 22.75 MAR170322-M RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10 $3.99 DC

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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.