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Exclusive: 2019's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Comics - Detective Comics #1000DC Comics' celebrated the 80th-anniversary of Batman's debut in 1939's Detective Comics #27 with the over-sized Detective Comics #1000, an all-star anniversary celebration that was the best-selling comic book of 2019.

DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, including Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine, James Harren, and Stefano Gaudiano's DCeased #1 at #5.

Todd McFarlane's milestone Spawn #300, featuring an impressive line-up of writers and artists including Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and J. Scott Campbell, was Image Comics' best-selling comic of the year at #2.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, and Gerry Alanguilan's X-Men #1 at #3. Also in the top ten, Jed MacKay, Nao Fuji, and Travel Foreman's Black Cat #1 ranked #4; Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's Absolute Carnage #1 ranked #6; Marvel Comics #1000, celebrating the 80 year history of Marvel Comics since 1939's Marvel Comics #1, ranked #7; Hickman and Pepe Larraz's House of X #1 ranked #8; and Hickman and R.B. Silva's Powers of X #1 ranked #9.

Among the premier publishers, Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz's Vampirella #1 from Dynamite Entertainment was the publisher's top comic for the year at #220; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reached a milestone in Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Wachter's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 at #256; two beloved teams collide in BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 at #493; and Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer/Justice League #1, a crossover with DC Comics by Jeff Lemire and Michael Walsh, was Dark Horse's top book for the year at #724.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 $9.99 JAN190542-M DC COMICS
2 SPAWN #300 $7.99 JUN190014-M IMAGE COMICS
3 X-MEN #1 $4.99 AUG190845-M MARVEL COMICS
4 BLACK CAT #1 $4.99 APR190773-M MARVEL COMICS
5 DCEASED #1 $3.99 MAR190464-M DC COMICS
6 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 $7.99 JUN190761-M MARVEL COMICS
7 MARVEL COMICS #1000 $9.99 JUN190842-M MARVEL COMICS
8 HOUSE OF X #1 $5.99 MAY190690-M MARVEL COMICS
9 POWERS OF X #1 $5.99 MAY190703-M MARVEL COMICS
10 WAR OF REALMS #1 $5.99 JAN190870-M MARVEL COMICS
11 SPAWN #301 $4.99 JUL190084-M IMAGE COMICS
12 SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 FEB190822-M MARVEL COMICS
13 SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 JUL190833-M MARVEL COMICS
14 BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 $3.99 JUN190450-M DC COMICS
15 POWERS OF X #6 $5.99 AUG190879-M MARVEL COMICS
16 HOUSE OF X #6 $4.99 AUG190870-M MARVEL COMICS
17 DCEASED #2 $3.99 APR190459-M DC COMICS
18 POWERS OF X #5 $4.99 JUL190873-M MARVEL COMICS
19 HOUSE OF X #5 $4.99 JUL190857-M MARVEL COMICS
20 BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #1 (MR) $5.99 MAR190458-M DC COMICS
21 SILVER SURFER BLACK #1 $3.99 APR190783-M MARVEL COMICS
22 NEW MUTANTS #1 DX $4.99 SEP190749-M MARVEL COMICS
23 POWERS OF X #4 $4.99 JUL190865-M MARVEL COMICS
24 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS THE GRIM KNIGHT #1 $4.99 JAN190535-M DC COMICS
25 HOUSE OF X #4 $4.99 JUL190849-M MARVEL COMICS
26 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $4.99 NOV188701-M MARVEL COMICS
27 JOKER YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1 $4.99 AUG190440-M DC COMICS
28 HOUSE OF X #3 $4.99 JUN190821-M MARVEL COMICS
29 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #2 $4.99 NOV180414-M DC COMICS
30 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #9 $4.99 NOV180434-M DC COMICS
31 WALKING DEAD #192 (MR) $3.99 APR190202-M IMAGE COMICS
32 HOUSE OF X #2 $4.99 JUN190814-M MARVEL COMICS
33 SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 $4.99 MAR190757-M MARVEL COMICS
34 POWERS OF X #2 $4.99 JUN190828-M MARVEL COMICS
35 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #10 $4.99 JAN190585-M DC COMICS
36 WALKING DEAD #193 (MR) $3.99 MAY190111-M IMAGE COMICS
37 BATMAN DAMNED #3 (MR) $6.99 MAR190493-M DC COMICS
38 X-MEN #2 DX $3.99 SEP190778-M MARVEL COMICS
39 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12 $5.99 OCT190523-M DC COMICS
40 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 $7.99 MAY190815-M MARVEL COMICS
41 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $4.99 DEC188796-M MARVEL COMICS
42 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11 $4.99 MAR190507-M DC COMICS
43 POWERS OF X #3 $4.99 JUN190835-M MARVEL COMICS
44 AMAZING MARY JANE #1 $3.99 AUG190933-M MARVEL COMICS
45 BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2 $5.99 MAY190360-M DC COMICS
46 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $4.99 NOV180740-M MARVEL COMICS
47 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #3 $4.99 DEC180539-M DC COMICS
48 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #5 $4.99 MAR190495-M DC COMICS
49 X-FORCE #1 DX $4.99 SEP190760-M MARVEL COMICS
50 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #5 AC $4.99 SEP190790-M MARVEL COMICS
51 STAR WARS GALAXYS EDGE #1 $3.99 FEB190943-M MARVEL COMICS
52 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #4 $4.99 FEB190484-M DC COMICS
53 X-MEN #3 DX $3.99 OCT190903-M MARVEL COMICS
54 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #2 AC $4.99 JUN190775-M MARVEL COMICS
55 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #4 AC $4.99 AUG190902-M MARVEL COMICS
56 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #6 $4.99 APR190454-M DC COMICS
57 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #3 AC $4.99 JUL190885-M MARVEL COMICS
58 GHOST RIDER #1 $4.99 AUG190978-M MARVEL COMICS
59 BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1 $4.99 MAY190356-M DC COMICS
60 IMMORTAL HULK #16 $3.99 FEB190849-M MARVEL COMICS
61 BATMAN #64 $3.99 DEC180510-M DC COMICS
62 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99 MAR190831-M MARVEL COMICS
63 BATMAN #77 $3.99 JUN190479-M DC COMICS
64 MARAUDERS #1 DX $4.99 AUG190863-M MARVEL COMICS
65 THANOS #1 $4.99 FEB190810-M MARVEL COMICS
66 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 NOV180903-M MARVEL COMICS
67 EXCALIBUR #1 DX $4.99 AUG190856-M MARVEL COMICS
68 JOKER HARLEY CRIMINAL SANITY #1 $5.99 AUG190443-M DC COMICS
69 HARLEEN #1 (MR) $7.99 JUL190510-M DC COMICS
70 BATMAN #62 $3.99 NOV180402-M DC COMICS
71 WAR OF REALMS NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 WR $3.99 MAR190793-M MARVEL COMICS
72 IMMORTAL HULK #19 $3.99 APR190792-M MARVEL COMICS
73 IMMORTAL HULK #17 $3.99 MAR190845-M MARVEL COMICS
74 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 $3.99 APR190824-M MARVEL COMICS
75 BATMAN #65 $3.99 DEC180515-M DC COMICS
76 DCEASED A GOOD DAY TO DIE #1 $4.99 JUL190514-M DC COMICS
77 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7 $4.99 JUN190448-M DC COMICS
78 BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3 (MR) $5.99 SEP190478-M DC COMICS
79 IMMORTAL HULK #25 $5.99 AUG191030-M MARVEL COMICS
80 IMMORTAL HULK #20 $3.99 MAY190775-M MARVEL COMICS
81 BATMAN #69 $3.99 FEB190480-M DC COMICS
82 DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE GOLDEN CHILD #1 $5.99 OCT190471-M DC COMICS
83 VENOM #11 $3.99 DEC180962-M MARVEL COMICS
84 BATMAN #68 $3.99 FEB190478-M DC COMICS
85 HEROES IN CRISIS #4 $3.99 NOV180457-M DC COMICS
86 VENOM #19 AC $3.99 AUG190927-M MARVEL COMICS
87 SUPERMAN YEAR ONE #1 (MR) $7.99 APR190432-M DC COMICS
88 UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #1 (MR) $3.99 SEP190027-M IMAGE COMICS
89 BLACK CAT #2 $3.99 MAY190834-M MARVEL COMICS
90 BATMAN #63 $3.99 NOV180404-M DC COMICS
91 DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 SEP190835-M MARVEL COMICS
92 BATMAN #70 $3.99 MAR190487-M DC COMICS
93 BATMAN #67 $3.99 JAN190576-M DC COMICS
94 BATMAN #66 $3.99 JAN190574-M DC COMICS
95 BATMAN #71 $3.99 MAR190489-M DC COMICS
96 HEROES IN CRISIS #5 $3.99 NOV180459-M DC COMICS
97 BATMAN #78 $3.99 JUL190537-M DC COMICS
98 FALLEN ANGELS #1 DX $4.99 SEP190769-M MARVEL COMICS
99 BATMAN #73 $3.99 APR190448-M DC COMICS
100 WAR OF REALMS #2 WR $4.99 FEB190759-M 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.

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