Diamond Announces Top Products for August 2021

Image Comics -- King Spawn #1

  • Image Comics' King Spawn #1 most-ordered comic book in August
  • Marvel Comics' X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1, publisher's top comic at #2
  • Marvel Comics' Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 1 August's most ordered new graphic novel

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (October 4, 2021) — Todd McFarlane, Sean Lewis, and Javier Fernandez's King Spawn #1, Image Comics' new ongoing series spinning out of the events of Spawn's Universe #1, was August's best-selling comic book through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

AUGUST'S COMIC BOOKS

Also in the top ten from Image Comics, Skottie Young and Jorge Corona's The Me You Love In the Dark #1, charted at #8 for the month.

Marvel Comics had eight titles among Diamond's top ten comics in August. Their top book, Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck's X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1, spinning out of the "Hellfire Club" event, ranked #2 for August. Other books in the top ten include X-Men #2 (#3); Moon Knight #2 (#4); Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carlos Magno's Kang the Conqueror #1 (#5); Amazing Spider-Man #72 (#6); Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (#7); Thor #16 (#9); and Star Wars: The High Republic #8 (#10).

Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak's psychological thriller Eat the Rich #1 was BOOM! Studios' best-selling comic in August, ranked #15 for the month.

The second issue of Dark Horse Comics' Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the prequel to the Netflix animated series, was their top book for the month at #47.

Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak #1, a new story in the milieu of Lucasfilm's High Republic multimedia project, was IDW Publishing's top book at #51.

Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella #22, the beginning of the conclusion to Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz's storyline, ranked #75 for the month..

AUGUST'S GRAPHIC NOVELS

Thanks in part to a deep discount backlist sale, Marvel Comics had eight of August's top ten graphic novels, with Cullen Bunn and Nicole Virella's Return of the Living Deadpool from 2015 topping the chart. Marvel's best-selling new graphic novel in August was Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito's Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 1: There Is No Fear, collecting the comic's first story, arc, which ranked #3 for the month.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media had two titles in August, led by Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 23 at #7.

Image Comics' top book in August, Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa's new super-hero series Radiant Black Volume 1, ranked #15.

The late Kentaro Miura's Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 8 was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #19.

BOOM! Studios' The Expanse, based on the Amazon Prime series adapted from the science-fiction novels of James S.A. Corey, ranked #84.

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 was Dynamite Entertainment's top book at #150.

IDW Publishing's best-selling graphic novel in August, Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1: Fallout, ranked #359.

AUGUST'S TOYS & GAMES

Funko's POP! Marvel: Avengers Endgame: I Am Iron Man Glow-in-the-Dark Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive release based on the finale of Marvel Studios' fourth Avengers film, was August's best-selling toy product.

Funko's PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! DC: Batman White Knight: Batman/The Joker Vinyl Figure 2-Pack, based on Sean Murphy's best-selling graphic novels, ranked #2 for the month. Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten, led by the Tron Deluxe Action Figure Box Set at #5, a San Diego 2021 limited edition release. Other manufacturers in the top ten include Hasbro, Kotobukiya, and McFarlane Toys (their DC Collector Build-a-Figure 7-Inch Figures Wave 4 ranked #8).

Paizo Publishing's Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Core Rulebook Second Edition, a perennial chart topper, was August's best-selling game product through Diamond. Other publishers in the top ten include Konami Digital Entertainment (the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of Majesty Boosters ranked #4), NECA/WizKids (the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire ranked #2), USAopoly (the Dungeons & Dragons Monopoly Board Game ranked #10), and Wizards of the Coast (the Magic the Gathering: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Collector Boosters ranked #3).

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 KING SPAWN #1 $5.99 JUN210027-M IMAGE COMICS
2 X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO #1 $4.99 JUN210554-M MARVEL COMICS
3 X-MEN #2 $3.99 JUN210634-M MARVEL COMICS
4 MOON KNIGHT #2 $3.99 JUN210629-M MARVEL COMICS
5 KANG THE CONQUEROR #1 $4.99 JUN210542-M MARVEL COMICS
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 $3.99 JUN210535-M MARVEL COMICS
7 STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3 $3.99 JUN210731-M MARVEL COMICS
8 THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 JUN210046-M IMAGE COMICS
9 THOR #16 $3.99 JUN210711-M MARVEL COMICS
10 STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC#8 $3.99 JUN210728-M MARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP $16.99 MAY150827 MARVEL COMICS
2 DEADPOOL VOL. 2: SOUL HUNTER TP $15.99 MAY130727 MARVEL COMICS
3 STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC VOL. 1: THERE IS NO FEAR TP $15.99 MAY210707 MARVEL COMICS
4 DEADPOOL VOL. 7: AXIS TP $17.99 DEC140987 MARVEL COMICS
5 JESSICA JONES VOL. 2: ALIAS TP (MR) $19.99 JUN150832 MARVEL COMICS
6 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY DAVID MICHELINIE & TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $100.00 FEB210664-M MARVEL COMICS
7 DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOLUME 23 GN $9.99 JUN211954 VIZ MEDIA
8 WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC (MR) $125.00 DEC200647-M MARVEL COMICS
9 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAINAMERICAOMNIBUS HC $75.00 FEB210666-M MARVEL COMICS
10 SENSOR HC (MR) $19.99 JUN211953 VIZ MEDIA

TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 POP! MARVEL: AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE $14.99 SEP198703 FUNKO
2 POP! DC COMICS: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT: BATMAN/THE JOKER SDCC 2011 FIGURE 2-PACK $22.99 AUG208758 FUNKO
3 DC COMICS: POISON IVY RETURNS BISHOUJO STATUE $87.50 NOV208315 KOTOBUKIYA
4 STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES: THE MANDALORIAN ELECTRONIC HELMET $180.00 OCT208043 HASBRO TOY GROUP
5 TRON SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE BOX SET $80.00 SEP209387 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
6 MARVEL DISNEY+ LEGENDS FIGURES $136.00 NOV208491 HASBRO TOY GROUP
7 MARVEL SELECT: TITANIUM MAN FIGURE $29.99 DEC202074 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8 DC COLLECTOR: BUILD-A-FIGURE 7-INCH FIGURES WAVE 4 $116.18 NOV208118 MCFARLANE TOYS
9 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FRODO & GOLLUM SDCC 2011 DELUXE BOX SET $49.99 FEB218593 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10 THE CROW SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE $39.99 FEB218595 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SECOND EDITION HC $59.99 MAY193227 PAIZO PUBLISHING
2 MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN: THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI'AR EMPIRE BOOSTER BRICK $149.90 JAN218884 NECA
3 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COLLECTOR BOOSTERS $173.18 FEB218934 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4 YU-GI-OH! DAWN OF MAJESTY BOOSTERS $95.73 APR218609 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS SET BOOSTERS $89.92 FEB218936 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
6 PATHFINDER BESTIARY 3 SECOND EDITION HC $49.99 JAN212605 PAIZO PUBLISHING
7 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COMMANDER DECKS $96.25 APR218407 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
8 MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN HORIZONS 2 DRAFT BOOSTERS $172.89 FEB218940 WIZARDS OF THE COAST
9 STARFINDER RPG: STARSHIP OPERATIONS MANUAL HC $39.99 NOV198469 PAIZO PUBLISHING
10 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MONOPOLY BOARD GAME $39.99 APR218548 USAOPOLY

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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