Diamond Announces Top Products for June 2021

  • Marvel Comics' Venom #35 most-ordered comic book in June
  • Image Comics' Spawn's Universe #1 one-shot June's #2 comic
  • BOOM! Studios' Something Is Killing the Children Volume 3 month's most ordered graphic novel

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 28, 2021) — Venom #35, the 200th issue of Marvel Comics' Venom overall and the climax to Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's groundbreaking run on the title, was the best-selling comic book of June 2021 through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

JUNE'S COMIC BOOKS

Marvel Comics had seven titles among Diamond's most distributed comics in June. Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, the crossover event from Charles Soule and Luke Ross set before Return of the Jedi, ranked #3. Peach Momoko's Demon Days: Mariko #1, the second part of her Demon Days saga, ranked #4. Other comics in the top ten include X-Men #21 (#5), Planet-Sized X-Men #1 (#6), Star Wars: The High Republic #6 (#8), and Wolverine #13 (#9).

Image Comics' best-selling book in June, Spawn's Universe #1, took the #2 spot and launched Todd McFarlane's Spawnverse with a one-shot from McFarlane and artists Jim Cheung, Stephen Segovia, and Marcio Takara. Setting the stage for the one-shot, McFarlane and Carlo Barberi's Spawn #319 also placing in the top 10 at #10.

Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #3, co-written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Ron Garvey, was BOOM! Studios' best-selling book in June at #7.

IDW Publishing's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #5, an all-ages comic set two centuries before the era of Luke Skywalker and the original Star Wars trilogy, was their top book at #66.

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmietti, and Mortitat's sword-and-sorcery adventure for Dynamite, The Invincible Red Sonja #2, was the publisher's top book at #91.

Dark Horse Comics' Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #4, the conclusion of the mini-series by Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, and Craig Rousseau, ranked #106 for the month.

JUNE'S GRAPHIC NOVELS

The third volume of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera's Something is Killing the Children from BOOM! Studios was June's most-shipped graphic novel.

Marvel Comics had five graphic novels among June's top ten, led by the collected edition of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's King in Black at #2. Also in the top ten were Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Into the Fire (#3); Mighty Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man: With Great Power..., a collection of the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko stories (#6); Thor Volume 2: Prey (#7); and The Immortal Hulk Volume 9: The Weakest One There Is (#8).

The first volume of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's Invincible, the basis for Amazon Prime's acclaimed animated series, was Image Comics' best-selling graphic novel at #4. Additionally James Tynion IV’s Department of Truth Vol 1 remains in the top 10 after having initially shipped in February and sold through it’s first printing.

Also among the top ten graphic novels, VIZ Media had two books, with Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia Volume 28 charting as their top book at #5.

JUNE'S TOYS & GAMES

Based on the best-selling series from Marvel Comics, Funko's PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Immortal Hulk 6-Inch Vinyl Figure was June's best-selling toy product. Also in the top ten from Funko, the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Avengers Endgame: I Am Iron Man Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Figure ranked #3 for the month.

Hasbro had three products in the top ten, led by the X-Men Legends 6-Inch Action Figures, based on Jonathan Hickman's run, at #2. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten with the Marvel Premier Collection: Silver Surfer Statue their top product at #4.

The Magic the Gathering Trading Card Game: Strixhaven, School for Mages Booster Packs from Wizards of the Coast topped the charts as June's best-selling game. Paizo had a strong month, with five products in the top ten; the Starfinder: Galaxy Exploration Manual ranked #2 for the month. Other publishers in the top ten were Konami Digital Entertainment (the Yu-Gi-Oh! Lightning Overdrive Booster Packs ranked #4) and Global Games Distribution (the Naruto: Ninja Arena Dice Game ranked #6).

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 VENOM #35 $9.99 FEB210492-M MARVEL COMICS
2 SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1  [*] $5.99 APR210108-M IMAGE COMICS
3 STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1 $4.99 APR210945-M MARVEL COMICS
4 DEMON DAYS: MARIKO #1 $4.99 APR210846-M MARVEL COMICS
5 X-MEN #21 $3.99 APR210768-M MARVEL COMICS
6 PLANET-SIZED X-MEN #1 $4.99 APR210742-M MARVEL COMICS
7 BRZRKR #3 (MR) [*] $3.99 OCT200952-M BOOM! STUDIOS
8 STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6 $3.99 APR210942-M MARVEL COMICS
9 WOLVERINE #13 $3.99 APR210787-M MARVEL COMICS
10 SPAWN #319 $2.99 APR210333-M IMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN VOLUME 3 TP $14.99 FEB210874 BOOM! STUDIOS
2 KING IN BLACK TP $24.99 APR210982 MARVEL COMICS
3 STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOLUME 2: INTO THE FIRE TP $17.99 MAR210704 MARVEL COMICS
4 INVINCIBLE VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS TP $9.99 DEC209049 IMAGE COMICS
5 MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 28 GN $9.99 APR212104 VIZ MEDIA
6 MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: GREAT POWER… GN $15.99 MAR210720-M MARVEL COMICS
7 THOR VOLUME 2: PREY TP $24.99 MAR210700 MARVEL COMICS
8 IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 9: THE WEAKEST ONE THERE IS TP $15.99 MAR210705 MARVEL COMICS
9 DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL. 1 TP (MR) $9.99 DEC200103-M IMAGE COMICS
10 JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 10 GN $9.99 APR212107 VIZ MEDIA

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! MARVEL HEROES: IMMORTAL HULK 6-INCH VINYL FIGURE $23.99 JUL209200 FUNKO
2 X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH FIGURES $122.00 SEP208251 HASBRO TOY GROUP
3 POP! AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE FIGURE $14.99 SEP198703 FUNKO
4 MARVEL PREMIER COLLECTION: SILVER SURFER STATUE $175.00 SEP201922 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
5 STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD IN CHAIR 1/2-SCALE STATUE $225.00 AUG202092 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
6 GODZILLA GALLERY: KING GHIDORAH (1991) DELUXE PVC FIGURE $89.99 DEC202072 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
7 MARVEL LEGENDS: M.O.D.O.K. 6-INCH DELUXE FIGURE $114.30 OCT209166 HASBRO TOY GROUP
8 AVATAR GALLERY: KATARA PVC STATUE $49.99 DEC202071 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
9 THE IRON GIANT SELECT ACTION FIGURE $29.99 DEC192335 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10 STAR WARS: AHSOKA TANO FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER $370.00 AUG208938 HASBRO TOY GROUP

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: STRIXHAVEN SCHOOL OF MAGES BOOSTER PACKS $89.92 JAN218637 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
2 STARFINDER RPG: GALAXY EXPLORATION MANUAL HC $39.99 MAR212545 PAIZO
3 PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC $59.99 MAY193227 PAIZO
4 YU-GI-OH! TCG: LIGHTNING OVERDRIVE BOOSTER PACKS $95.76 DEC208049 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5 YU-GI-OH! TCG EGYPTIAN GOD DECKS $79.92 JAN218691 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
6 NARUTO: NINJA ARENA DICE GAME $45.00 JAN218178 GLOBAL GAMES DISTRIBUTION
7 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: VAN RICHTEN'S GUIDE TO RAVENLOFT HC $49.95 JAN218692 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
8 PATHFINDER BESTIARY HC $49.99 MAY193229 PAIZO
9 PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITION $79.99 MAY193228 PAIZO
10 PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS ANCESTRY GUIDE HC $34.99 DEC202932 PAIZO

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

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 retailers may be included as well.

Ranking is calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, toys and games invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any products that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that products 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.

Variant edition comic books and graphic novels at the same price point count as a single SKU. Variant edition comic books, lenticular covers, digital combo packs, and graphic novels at different price points count as separate SKUs for each edition.

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