Top 100 Comics: August 2020

Marvel Comics -- Venom #27Marvel Comics’ Venom #27 by Donny Cates and Juan Gedeon, continuing Cates’ acclaimed run on the title, was the best-selling comic book distributed in August through Diamond Comic Distributors.

Marvel Comics had all ten titles in August's top ten. Thor #6 ranked #2; Peter David, German Peralta, and Dale Keown revealed the untold origin of the future, villainous Hulk, in Maestro #1, which debuted at #3; X-Men #11 ranked #4; Amazing Spider-Man #47 ranked #5; Wolverine #4 ranked #6; Amazing Spider-Man #46 ranked #7; Empyre #4 ranked #8; Venom #25 ranked #9; and Empyre #5 ranked #10.

The best-selling titles from the premier publishers in August were:

  • Image Comics (#15): Spawn #309 by Todd McFarlane and Ken Lashley, continuing the Guinness World Record-setting series,
  • BOOM! Studios (#46): Seven Secrets #1 by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo, a new urban fantasy series,
  • Dynamite Entertainment (#49): Vampirella #12 by Christopher Priest and Giovanni Timpano, continuing the acclaimed run,
  • IDW Publishing (#65): Locke & Key: In Pale Battalions Go…#1 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, a new World War I-set chapter of the fantasy-horror saga,
  • Dark Horse Comics (#79): Alien: The Original Screenplay #1 by Cristiano Seixas and Guilherme Balbi, an adaptation of Dan O'Bannon's original screenplay for the film.

Also of note, August's best-selling non-Marvel Comics title was Titan Comics' Horizon: Zero Dawn #1; the book fell just outside of the top ten at #11 for the month.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2020

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 APR201001-M VENOM #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 2 MAR201009-M THOR #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
3 3 JUN200648-M MAESTRO #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 5 MAR200872-M X-MEN #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
5 4 APR200985-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #47 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 7 MAR200900-M WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 6 MAR200990-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #46 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 9 APR200845-M EMPYRE #4 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 8 FEB200943-M VENOM #25 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 10 APR200851-M EMPYRE #5 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
11 12 JUN201358-M HORIZON ZERO DAWN #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
12 16 FEB201020-M STAR WARS #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 17 MAR201073-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 13 MAR200897-M HELLIONS #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
15 26 JUN200268-M SPAWN #309 [*] $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
16 20 MAR201023 IMMORTAL HULK #36 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 14 JUN200659-M FANTASTIC FOUR ANTITHESIS #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 25 APR201019-M AVENGERS #35 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 21 MAR200917 X-FORCE #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 15 MAR200888-M GIANT SIZE X-MEN FANTOMEX #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 11 JUN200664-M SPIDER-MAN #1 FACSIMILE EDITION $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 22 MAR200916-M MARAUDERS #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
23 27 MAR200893-M X-FACTOR #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 30 MAR201075-M STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTERS #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
25 31 MAR200869-M FANTASTIC FOUR #22 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 19 MAR200836-M EMPYRE X-MEN #2 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 32 MAR200915 EXCALIBUR #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 18 JAN209043-M STRANGE ACADEMY #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 35 MAR200911-M CABLE #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 29 JUN200038 FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #1 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
31 23 APR200875-M EMPYRE X-MEN #3 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 24 APR200877-M EMPYRE X-MEN #4 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 34 MAR200999-M VENOM #26 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 37 FEB200996-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #21 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 38 FEB201003-M DEADPOOL #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 28 MAR201050-M DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 33 JUN200076 FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #2 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
38 122 MAR208199-M NEGAN LIVES #1 (MR) $4.99 IMAGE COMICS
39 42 MAR200856-M EMPYRE AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 45 MAR200877-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #19 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 44 APR200882-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #20 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 48 MAR201043 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 49 MAR201025 CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 50 MAR201005-M BLACK CAT #12 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 51 APR200871-M EMPYRE AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 36 JUN200760-M SEVEN SECRETS #1 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
47 52 MAR201068-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 41 FEB200931-M GHOST-SPIDER #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 40 APR201198-M VAMPIRELLA #12 [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
50 55 MAR200984-M SPIDER-WOMAN #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 53 NOV190739-M THOR #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 39 APR200967-M IRON MAN 2020 #6 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 43 JUN200675-M MARS ATTACKS RED SONJA #1 [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
54 57 APR208887-M THOR #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 64 MAR200982-M SPIDER-MAN NOIR #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 46 MAR200860-M LORDS OF EMPYRE CELESTIAL MESSIAH #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 65 APR200859-M EMPYRE CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 79 JUN201443-M VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE #1 [*] $3.99 VAULT COMICS
59 67 JUN200657-M EMPYRE CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 69 MAR201027 DR STRANGE #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 58 JUN200093-M UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #7 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
62 71 FEB201005-M REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIDER #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 73 MAR200929 GHOST-SPIDER #10 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 74 FEB201001-M VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #10 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 60 JUN200565 LOCKE & KEY IN PALE BATTALIONS GO #1 [*] $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
66 59 MAR200885-M X-MEN GOD LOVES MAN KILLS EXTENDED CUT #2 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 77 APR200965-M 2020 IWOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 62 APR200869-M LORDS OF EMPYRE SWORDSMAN #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 61 APR201366-M SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN #9 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
70 66 APR201217-M RED SONJA AGE OF CHAOS #6 [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
71 47 JUN200774-M MEGA MAN FULLY CHARGED #1 [*] $4.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
72 76 JUN200241-M DECORUM #4 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
73 70 FEB200788 EMPYRE HANDBOOK #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 72 JUN200560-M TMNT ONGOING #108 [*] $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
75 82 JUN200012-M BIG GIRLS #1 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
76 54 JUN200764-M POWER RANGERS DRAKKON NEW DAWN #1 [*] $4.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
77 90 FEB200987-M STAR #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
78 56 JUL200864-M WYND #3 [*] $4.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
79 83 JUN200291-M ALIEN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY #1 [*] $3.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
80 78 JUN200740-M BOYS DEAR BECKY #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
81 75 JUN200569 CANTO II HOLLOW MEN #1 [*] $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
82 95 FEB200989-M AVENGERS OF THE WASTELANDS #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 80 JUN200787-M FIREFLY #19 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
84 97 MAR201064-M CONAN BATTLE FOR SERPENT CROWN #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
85 81 MAR200688 MY LITTLE PONY TRANSFORMERS #1 [*] $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
86 84 JUN200746-M RED SONJA #18 [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
87 88 JUN200254-M MIRKA ANDOLFO MERCY #5 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
88 92 JUN200235 ADVENTUREMAN #3 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
89 91 JUN200262 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #26 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
90 101 FEB200967 HAWKEYE FREE FALL #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 86 APR201371 ONCE & FUTURE #10 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
92 98 APR208886-M THOR #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 96 JUN200244-M GIDEON FALLS #24 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
94 129 FEB200766-M EMPYRE #2 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 89 JUN200793-M BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW #2 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
96 93 JUN200769-M MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #53 [*] $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
97 131 FEB200753-M EMPYRE #1 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 94 MAR200697-M TRANSFORMERS VS TERMINATOR #3 [*] $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
99 111 FEB200912-M 2020 FORCE WORKS #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
100 102 JUN200082-M KILLADELPHIA #7 [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS

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Data for Diamond’s sales 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 ranks are calculated based upon orders 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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Publisher Market Shares: October 2020

Marvel Comics was October 2020's leading publisher in Retail Dollars and Units Shipped, based on total sales of comics, graphic novels and magazines.