Exclusive: June's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

Marvel Comics’ Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #1Peter Parker returns to being the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in Chip Zdarsky, Adam Kubert, and Jordie Bellaire's Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of June.

Marvel Comics had five titles among the top ten. In addition to Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and Cam Smith's Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 ranked #3; Matthew Rosenberg, Roland Boschi, and Adam Gorham's Edge of Venomverse #1 ranked #7; Nick Spencer, Leinil Francis Yu, Rod Reis, and Joshua Cassara's Secret Empire #4 ranked #8; and Spencer, Andrea Sorrentino, Ries, and Cassara's Secret Empire #5 ranked #9.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita, Jr.'s Dark Days: The Forge, the prelude issue to DC Entertainment's summer event Dark Nights: Metal, ranked #2, Tom King and David Finch's Batman #24, in which Bruce Wayne proposed marriage to Selina Kyle, ranked #4; Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #9 ranked #5; and Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #25, the first chapter of "The War of Jokes and Riddles," ranked #9.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #168 from Image Comics rounded out the top ten at #10.

Also from the premier publishers, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #4 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for the month at #98, and IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #80 was their top book for June at #173.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 APR170970-M MAR
2 DARK DAYS THE FORGE #1 $4.99 APR170259-M DC
3 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 APR171101-M MAR
4 BATMAN #24 $2.99 APR170279-M DC
5 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #9 $5.99 MAR170359-M DC
6 BATMAN #25 $3.99 APR170281-M DC
7 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #1 $3.99 APR170962-M MAR
8 SECRET EMPIRE #4 $3.99 APR170922-M MAR
9 SECRET EMPIRE #5 $3.99 APR170928-M MAR
10 WALKING DEAD #168 (MR) $2.99 APR170902-M IMA
11 STAR WARS #32 $3.99 APR171111-M MAR
12 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #2 $3.99 APR171109-M MAR
13 DEFENDERS #1 $4.99 APR170978-M MAR
14 ALL STAR BATMAN #11 $4.99 APR170266-M DC
15 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #29 SE $3.99 APR170956-M MAR
16 OLD MAN LOGAN #25 $3.99 APR171086-M MAR
17 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #4 $3.99 MAR171116-M MAR
18 DETECTIVE COMICS #958 $2.99 APR170291-M DC
19 DETECTIVE COMICS #959 $2.99 APR170293-M DC
20 X-MEN GOLD #5 $3.99 APR171080-M MAR
21 FLASH #25 $3.99 APR170297-M DC
22 FLASH #24 $2.99 APR170295-M DC
23 JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 $2.99 APR170317-M DC
24 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 $2.99 APR170319-M DC
25 WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION #1 $4.99 APR171075-M MAR
26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 $3.99 APR171011 MAR
27 SUPERMAN #25 $3.99 APR170341-M DC
28 SUPERMAN #24 $2.99 APR170339-M DC
29 X-MEN BLUE #5 $3.99 APR171083-M MAR
30 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #8 $3.99 APR171114-M MAR
31 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 $3.99 APR171059-M MAR
32 VENOM #151 $3.99 APR171019-M MAR
33 X-MEN GOLD #6 $3.99 APR171082 MAR
34 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 $3.99 APR171062-M MAR
35 DEFENDERS #2 $3.99 APR170986-M MAR
36 AVENGERS #8 $3.99 APR170997-M MAR
37 WONDER WOMAN #25 $3.99 APR170355-M DC
38 WONDER WOMAN #24 $2.99 APR170353-M DC
39 X-MEN BLUE #6 $3.99 APR171085 MAR
40 SAGA #44 (MR) $2.99 APR170863 IMA
41 MIGHTY THOR #20 $3.99 APR171002-M MAR
42 ACTION COMICS #981 $2.99 APR170262-M DC
43 ACTION COMICS #982 $2.99 APR170264-M DC
44 DEADPOOL #32 SE $3.99 APR170959-M MAR
45 HARLEY QUINN #21 $2.99 APR170311-M DC
46 TITANS #12 $3.99 APR170349-M DC
47 HARLEY QUINN #22 $2.99 APR170313-M DC
48 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #18 SE $3.99 APR170954-M MAR
49 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 $2.99 APR170321-M DC
50 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #21 $3.99 APR171071-M MAR
51 SUICIDE SQUAD #19 $2.99 APR170333-M DC
52 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 $2.99 APR170323-M DC
53 SUICIDE SQUAD #20 $2.99 APR170335-M DC
54 SUPER SONS #5 $3.99 APR170343-M DC
55 NIGHTWING #22 $2.99 APR170327-M DC
56 TEEN TITANS #9 $3.99 APR170347-M DC
57 NIGHTWING #23 $2.99 APR170329-M DC
58 DOCTOR STRANGE #22 SE $3.99 APR170950-M MAR
59 STAR WARS DROIDS UNPLUGGED #1 $4.99 APR171099-M MAR
60 WEAPON X #4 $3.99 APR171079 MAR
61 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #16 $3.99 APR171118-M MAR
62 ICEMAN #1 $3.99 APR170988-M MAR
63 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #18 $3.99 APR171016 MAR
64 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 $3.99 APR171000-M MAR
65 PUNISHER #13 $3.99 APR171054-M MAR
66 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22 $2.99 APR170307-M DC
67 STAR WARS POE DAMERON ANNUAL #1 $4.99 APR171116-M MAR
68 TRINITY #10 $3.99 APR170351-M DC
69 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 $2.99 APR170309-M DC
70 BATMAN ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1 $4.99 APR170357-M DC
71 BATMAN THE SHADOW #3 $3.99 APR170371-M DC
72 GREEN LANTERNS #24 $2.99 APR170303-M DC
73 DAREDEVIL #21 $3.99 APR171029-M MAR
74 CABLE #2 $3.99 APR171092-M MAR
75 DOCTOR STRANGE #20 $4.99 MAR171061-M MAR
76 GREEN LANTERNS #25 $3.99 APR170305-M DC
77 SECRET EMPIRE BRAVE NEW WORLD #1 SE $3.99 APR170934-M MAR
78 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #8 $3.99 APR171014-M MAR
79 DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #5 $3.99 APR171090-M MAR
80 REBORN #6 (MR) $5.99 JAN170753-M IMA
81 SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 APR171017 MAR
82 SPIDER-GWEN #21 $3.99 APR171012-M MAR
83 STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #3 $3.99 APR171120-M MAR
84 AQUAMAN #25 $3.99 APR170271-M DC
85 GREEN ARROW #24 $2.99 APR170299-M DC
86 CHAMPIONS #9 $3.99 APR171007-M MAR
87 GREEN ARROW #25 $3.99 APR170301-M DC
88 UNCANNY AVENGERS #24 SE $3.99 APR170943 MAR
89 BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #3 $3.99 APR171009 MAR
90 BATWOMAN #4 $3.99 APR170283-M DC
91 PAPER GIRLS #15 $2.99 APR170845 IMA
92 BABYTEETH #1 (MR) $3.99 APR171222-M AFT
93 AQUAMAN #24 $2.99 APR170269-M DC
94 BLACK BOLT #2 $3.99 APR171022-M MAR
95 SECRET EMPIRE UNITED #1 SE $4.99 APR170938-M MAR
96 DAREDEVIL #22 $3.99 APR171031 MAR
97 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #9 $3.99 APR170999 MAR
98 NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #4 (MR) $3.99 APR170026-M DAR
99 THANOS #8 $3.99 APR171070 MAR
100 BLACK PANTHER #15 $3.99 APR171032-M MAR

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

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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