Top 100 Comics: May 2018

Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man #800Peter Parker and his allies battle Norman Osborn and the Carnage symbiote in Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, and an all-star roster of artists' Amazing Spider-Man #800, an oversized landmark issue from Marvel Comics and the best-selling comic book of May.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten. In addition to Amazing Spider-Man #800, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Venom #1 ranked #2, Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness' Avengers #1 ranked #4, and Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña's Black Panther #1 ranked #5.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #5 ranked #3; Tom King and Tony S. Daniel's Batman #47 ranked 6; King and Daniel's Batman #46 ranked #7; Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, and Francis Manapul's Justice League: No Justice #1 ranked #8; and Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Jason Fabok's The Man of Steel #1 ranked #9.

Also in the top ten, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #179 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 was their top book at #133, Frank Miller's Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #2 was Dark Horse's top book at #129, Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 ranked #142, and IDW Publishing's TMNT: Urban Legends #1 ranked #159.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 405.14 MAR180826-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 2 222.30 MAR180796-M VENOM #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
3 3 144.55 MAR180233-M DOOMSDAY CLOCK #5 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 4 129.42 MAR180776-M AVENGERS #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
5 5 120.47 MAR180786-M BLACK PANTHER #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 12 100.00 MAR180256-M BATMAN #47 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 14 98.60 MAR180254-M BATMAN #46 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 10 85.44 MAR180228-M JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 11 77.72 APR180145 MAN OF STEEL #1 [*] $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 13 72.61 MAR180767-M WALKING DEAD #179 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
11 8 72.48 MAR180260-M BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #8 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 17 67.75 MAR180230 JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
13 21 65.62 MAR180783-M AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 18 64.90 MAR180231 JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 19 63.35 MAR180232 JUSTICE LEAGUE NO JUSTICE #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 7 59.01 MAR180832-M DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #300 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 16 58.13 MAR180804-M INFINITY COUNTDOWN #3 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 9 57.63 MAR180837-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #600 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 15 55.24 MAR180930 X-MEN WEDDING SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 41 52.40 MAR180279-M FLASH #47 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 24 52.29 APR180173 BATMAN PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING ROBIN VS RAS AL GHUL #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 43 51.45 MAR180277-M FLASH #46 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 6 51.33 FEB180142-M ACTION COMICS #1000 $7.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 44 50.37 MAR180273-M DETECTIVE COMICS #980 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 45 49.97 MAR180275-M DETECTIVE COMICS #981 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 25 49.83 MAR180965-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #16 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 27 49.27 MAR180958-M STAR WARS #47 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 20 46.51 MAR180226 ACTION COMICS SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 26 46.42 MAR180823-M HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 31 45.70 MAR180961-M STAR WARS #48 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 32 43.92 MAR180904-M X-MEN RED #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 34 43.70 MAR180814-M HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 33 43.24 MAR180855-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #701 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 23 42.71 MAR180227 SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 35 42.24 MAR180948-M STAR WARS LANDO DOUBLE OR NOTHING #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 36 41.81 MAR180817-M HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 39 40.74 MAR180820-M HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 37 40.61 MAR180235-M HARLEY LOVES JOKER #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 40 39.74 MAR180858-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #702 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 28 39.26 MAR180870-M MIGHTY THOR GATES OF VALHALLA #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 42 39.23 MAR180872-M VENOMIZED #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 29 38.57 MAR180963-M STAR WARS ANNUAL #4 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 30 37.85 MAR180907-M X-MEN RED ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 68 37.39 FEB180704-M SPAWN #285 $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
45 71 36.93 MAR180752 SAGA #52 (MR) $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
46 46 36.44 MAR180237-M HARLEY LOVES JOKER #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
47 74 35.99 MAR180239 NEW CHALLENGERS #1 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 47 35.88 MAR180720 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #3 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
49 48 35.25 MAR180271-M DEATHSTROKE #31 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
50 51 34.68 MAR180929 X-MEN GOLD #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 52 34.58 MAR180928 X-MEN GOLD #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 50 33.95 MAR180940-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 84 33.90 MAR180312-M WONDER WOMAN #46 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 85 33.33 MAR180314-M WONDER WOMAN #47 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 53 33.32 MAR180887-M MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 55 32.75 MAR180970-M STAR WARS THRAWN #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 38 32.31 MAR180577-M DEATH OR GLORY #1 (MR) $4.99 IMAGE COMICS
58 57 31.29 MAR180932 OLD MAN LOGAN #39 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 58 31.01 MAR180844-M YOU ARE DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 60 30.61 MAR180933 OLD MAN LOGAN #40 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 62 30.24 MAR180938 X-MEN BLUE #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 65 29.67 MAR180939 X-MEN BLUE #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 61 29.41 MAR180889-M DAREDEVIL #602 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 63 29.22 MAR180936-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #35 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 70 28.94 MAR180571 BARRIER #1 COLLECTORS ED (MR) $4.99 IMAGE COMICS
66 69 28.57 MAR180808 INFINITY COUNTDOWN CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 112 28.40 MAR180245 TERRIFICS #4 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
68 67 28.35 MAR180897-M DOCTOR STRANGE #390 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 113 28.06 MAR180308-M SUICIDE SQUAD #41 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 49 27.86 MAR180810-M INFINITY COUNTDOWN DAREDEVIL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 119 27.47 MAR180242 IMMORTAL MEN #2 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 118 27.44 MAR180289-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #44 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 73 27.41 MAR180968-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #20 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 120 27.26 MAR180291-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #45 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
75 75 26.67 MAR180304-M SUPER SONS #16 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 54 26.64 MAR180953-M STAR WARS LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
77 76 26.50 MAR180270 BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 79 26.38 MAR180877 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #304 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 123 26.35 MAR180310-M SUICIDE SQUAD #42 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 66 26.20 MAR180573 BARRIER #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
81 81 26.16 MAR180894 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 83 25.94 MAR180912 DOMINO #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 82 25.82 MAR180301-M NIGHTWING #44 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 86 24.86 MAR180944-M WEAPON H #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
85 126 24.73 MAR180598-M MEDIEVAL SPAWN WITCHBLADE #1 $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
86 72 24.65 MAR180574 BARRIER #3 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
87 87 24.59 MAR180878 SPIDER-MAN #240 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 88 24.49 MAR180891 DAREDEVIL #603 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
89 59 24.29 APR180160-M FLASH SPEED BUGGY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 89 23.87 MAR180847-M YOU ARE DEADPOOL #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 90 23.73 MAR180812-M INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 64 23.48 APR180162-M SUPER SONS DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 78 23.48 MAR180575 BARRIER #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
94 131 23.42 MAR180283-M GREEN LANTERNS #47 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
95 132 23.36 MAR180282-M GREEN LANTERNS #46 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 94 23.00 MAR180967 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 96 22.94 MAR180942 WEAPON X #17 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 56 22.93 MAR180576 BARRIER #5 (MR) [*] $4.99 IMAGE COMICS
99 97 22.70 MAR180246-M AQUAMAN #36 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 98 22.60 MAR180851-M YOU ARE DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS

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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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Publisher Market Shares: September 2018

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