Diamond’s Top 300 Comics for August 2013

by Jeff

jun130572 Diamond's Top 300 Comics for August 2013Media Release — Thanos plots the conquest of Earth while the Avengers are drawn off into deep space in Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung’s Infinity #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of August.

In total, Marvel Comics had five of the month’s top ten best-selling comics. Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos’ “Run, Goblin, Run!” storyline in Superior Spider-Man #15 and #16 ranked #7 and #8 respectively. Avengers #18, a lead-in to Infinity, ranked #9, and Brian Michael Bendis and David Lafuente’s All-New X-Men #15 ranked #10.

DC Comics also had five titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Jim Lee’s Superman Unchained #3 ranked #2. Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #23, the third chapter of “Zero Year,” ranked #3. Justice League #23 and Justice League of America #7, part of the “Trinity War” storyline, ranked #4 and #5 respectively. Finally, Greg Pak and Jae Lee’s Batman/Superman #3 ranked #6.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #113 was Image Comics’ top book for August at #12.

Brian Wood and Carlos D’anda’s Star Wars #8 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #44.

Finally, IDW Publishing’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #10 ranked #84.

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.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

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 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.

QtyRank RetailRank Index Title Vendor
1 1 160.51 INFINITY #1 MAR
2 2 106.31 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3 DC
3 3 100.00 BATMAN #23 DC
4 4 81.05 JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 DC
5 5 73.13 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 DC
6 6 68.11 BATMAN SUPERMAN #3 DC
7 7 61.32 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #15 MAR
8 8 60.90 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16 MAR
9 9 58.25 AVENGERS #18 MAR
10 10 56.96 ALL NEW X-MEN #15 MAR
11 12 55.29 UNCANNY X-MEN #10 MAR
12 21 54.80 WALKING DEAD #113 (MR) IMA
13 13 53.78 AVENGERS #17 MAR
14 14 51.24 UNCANNY X-MEN #11 MAR
15 15 51.04 UNCANNY AVENGERS #11 MAR
16 11 49.94 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 [*] DC
17 16 49.92 X-MEN #4 MAR
18 17 47.92 DETECTIVE COMICS #23 DC
19 18 47.21 NEW AVENGERS #9 MAR
20 23 46.15 GREEN LANTERN #23 DC
21 28 43.44 BATMAN AND NIGHTWING #23 DC
22 29 43.18 SAGA #13 (MR) IMA
23 19 42.37 THANOS RISING #5 MAR
24 38 39.07 KICK-ASS 3 #2 (MR) MAR
25 40 36.00 DEADPOOL #15 MAR
26 42 35.77 DEADPOOL #14 MAR
27 41 35.55 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 DC
28 22 35.40 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #11 MAR
29 25 35.04 HUNGER #2 MAR
30 24 34.99 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #12 MAR
31 43 34.42 AQUAMAN #23 DC
32 26 34.06 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #12 MAR
33 20 33.38 BATMAN INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1 DC
34 27 33.22 ACTION COMICS #23 DC
35 47 32.87 SUPERMAN #23 DC
36 50 32.72 DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #2 MAR
37 30 32.09 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #2 MAR
38 31 31.87 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #2 MAR
39 51 31.85 EARTH 2 #15 DC
40 52 31.60 NIGHTWING #23 DC
41 32 31.06 WOLVERINE #8 MAR
42 33 30.69 CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 MAR
43 55 30.30 FLASH #23 DC
44 54 30.25 STAR WARS #8 2013 ONGOING DAR
45 34 30.00 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #34 MAR
46 35 29.74 IRON MAN #14 MAR
47 36 29.67 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #35 MAR
48 56 29.41 BATGIRL #23 DC
49 37 28.94 BATMAN 66 #2 DC
50 57 28.92 AVENGERS AI #2 MAR
51 46 28.34 EAST OF WEST #5 IMA
52 58 28.25 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 DC
53 39 27.55 UNCANNY X-FORCE #10 MAR
54 61 27.48 DAREDEVIL #30 MAR
55 62 27.10 WONDER WOMAN #23 DC
56 63 26.95 TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #3 DC
57 64 26.88 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #23 DC
58 66 26.75 SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #2 MAR
59 44 25.83 CABLE AND X-FORCE #12 MAR
60 45 25.68 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #26 MAR
61 69 25.47 FANTASTIC FOUR #11 MAR
62 48 25.04 CABLE AND X-FORCE #13 MAR
63 49 24.91 NOVA #7 MAR
64 70 24.75 TEEN TITANS #23 DC
65 75 23.88 THUNDERBOLTS #14 MAR
66 53 23.86 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18 MAR
67 77 23.10 RED LANTERNS #23 DC
68 80 22.48 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23 DC
69 74 21.70 SIDEKICK #1 (MR) [*] IMA
70 76 21.56 TRILLIUM #1 (MR) [*] DC
71 226 21.25 OVERTAKEN #1 ASP
72 60 21.23 SECRET AVENGERS #7 MAR
73 83 21.04 TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #11 DC
74 86 20.84 YOUNG AVENGERS #9 MAR
75 90 20.47 FF #11 MAR
76 88 20.45 BATWOMAN #23 DC
77 65 20.39 SECRET AVENGERS #8 MAR
78 93 19.85 GREEN ARROW #23 DC
79 67 19.67 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #8 DC
80 94 19.63 CONSTANTINE #6 DC
81 97 19.60 SCARLET SPIDER #20 MAR
82 82 19.47 LAZARUS #3 (MR) [*] IMA
83 98 19.30 SUPERGIRL #23 DC
84 59 19.09 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #10 IDW
85 100 18.92 CATWOMAN #23 DC
86 101 18.84 WORLDS FINEST #15 DC
87 102 18.58 SCARLET SPIDER #21 MAR
88 104 18.34 CAPTAIN MARVEL #15 MAR
89 71 18.22 BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1 DC
90 72 18.11 A PLUS X #11 MAR
91 105 18.10 AVENGERS ARENA #14 MAR
92 108 17.90 AVENGERS ARENA #13 MAR
93 107 17.70 SWAMP THING #23 DC
94 109 17.29 SUICIDE SQUAD #23 DC
95 79 17.16 ASTONISHING X-MEN #65 MAR
96 110 17.12 LARFLEEZE #3 DC
97 81 16.97 ASTONISHING X-MEN #66 MAR
98 112 16.87 ANIMAL MAN #23 DC
99 113 16.84 X-MEN LEGACY #15 MAR
100 73 16.27 MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #7 CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS IDW
101 85 16.18 SATELLITE SAM #2 (MR) [*] IMA
102 119 16.11 DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #3 MAR
103 116 16.05 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #24 DAR
104 121 15.78 SUPERBOY #23 DC
105 122 15.76 VENOM #39 MAR
106 124 15.58 X-FACTOR #260 MAR
107 78 15.48 ADVENTURE TIME #19 BOO
108 127 15.43 X-FACTOR #261 MAR
109 89 15.33 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #29 MAR
110 128 15.17 TALON #11 DC
111 129 15.10 BIRDS OF PREY #23 DC
112 92 14.89 TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #3 DAR
113 130 14.83 TEN GRAND #4 (MR) IMA
114 96 14.66 ASTRO CITY #3 DC
115 99 14.53 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #30 MAR
116 84 14.29 RED SONJA #2 JENNY FRISON DE
117 87 13.91 TMNT ONGOING #25 IDW
118 91 13.69 X-FILES SEASON 10 #3 IDW
119 117 13.69 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #13 IMA
120 103 13.55 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4 DC
121 106 13.49 DEXTER #2 MAR
122 95 13.30 ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS #2 BOO
123 123 13.29 FATALE #16 (MR) IMA
124 138 13.18 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 DC
125 140 13.06 GAMBIT #16 MAR
126 111 12.99 FEARLESS DEFENDERS #8 MAR
127 114 12.52 WOLVERINE MAX #10 (MR) MAR
128 120 12.48 REGULAR SHOW #3 BOO
129 143 12.42 SPAWN #234 IMA
130 115 12.12 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11 DC
131 148 12.12 ITTY BITTY HELLBOY #1 DAR
132 150 12.00 STAR WARS LEGACY II #6 DAR
133 152 11.98 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #655 MAR
134 118 11.91 ALL STAR WESTERN #23 DC
135 156 11.61 FABLES #132 (MR) DC
136 158 11.46 BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #5 DC
137 125 11.42 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #16 DC
138 159 11.39 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #23 DC
139 162 11.30 SEX #6 (MR) IMA
140 139 11.12 STAR WARS DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #5 DAR
141 165 11.01 CHIN MUSIC #2 (MR) IMA
142 173 10.54 FAIREST #18 (MR) DC
143 133 10.42 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #17 DC
144 175 10.40 ANGEL & FAITH #25 DAR
145 126 10.39 DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #8 IDW
146 177 10.28 THIEF OF THIEVES #16 (MR) IMA
147 135 10.00 QUANTUM & WOODY #2 REG SOOK VAL
148 68 9.90 AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1 (MR) DC
149 167 9.87 FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #2 (MR) [*] DC
150 136 9.81 HALO INITIATION #1 DAR
151 157 9.79 STAR WARS DARK TIMES SPARK REMAINS #2 DAR
152 184 9.79 REVIVAL #13 IMA
153 164 9.46 SECRET #3 IMA
154 163 9.44 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #19 DAR
155 134 9.43 HARBINGER #15 REG KITSON VAL
156 145 9.36 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER SO FELL LORD PERTH #1 MAR
157 137 9.04 LORDS OF MARS #1 (MR) DE
158 190 9.03 BATWING #23 DC
159 151 8.99 BURN THE ORPHANAGE BORN TO LOSE #1 IMA
160 195 8.88 MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #8 MAR
161 144 8.81 BLOODSHOT #0 REG BULLOCK VAL
162 199 8.72 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #7 DC
163 174 8.67 GFT OZ #2 ZEN
164 203 8.65 MOVEMENT #4 DC
165 132 8.65 DIAL H #15 DC
166 142 8.59 X-O MANOWAR #16 REG ZIRCHER VAL
167 207 8.56 DEMON KNIGHTS #23 DC
168 208 8.55 STORMWATCH #23 DC
169 146 8.49 STAR TREK ONGOING #24 IDW
170 147 8.37 THUNDER AGENTS #1 IDW
171 216 8.12 GHOSTED #2 (MR) IMA
172 214 8.10 KATANA #7 DC
173 153 8.07 TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #5 KARAI IDW
174 154 8.04 TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #2 IDW
175 155 7.97 DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #12 IDW
176 227 7.84 100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #3 (MR) DC
177 176 7.78 AME COMI GIRLS #6 DC
178 160 7.78 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12 REG LUPACCHINO VAL
179 180 7.77 ROBOCOP LAST STAND #1 (MR) BOO
180 141 7.75 DJANGO UNCHAINED #6 (MR) DC
181 161 7.72 SHADOWMAN #9 REG JOHNSON VAL
182 191 7.68 BPRD HELL ON EARTH #110 DAR
183 232 7.67 SHELTERED #2 IMA
184 194 7.55 ABE SAPIEN #5 DAR
185 197 7.40 KING CONAN HOUR O/T DRAGON #4 DAR
186 166 7.40 SHADOW #16 DE
187 169 7.33 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #20 IDW
188 168 7.32 EXTINCTION PARADE #2 (MR) AVA
189 240 7.27 BOUNCE #4 (MR) IMA
190 131 7.21 JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR DIRECTORS CUT #1 DC
191 222 7.21 SONIC UNIVERSE #55 ARC
192 171 7.19 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #20 IDW
193 172 7.17 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3 (MR) DE
194 243 7.16 APHRODITE IX #4 IMA
195 246 7.04 UNWRITTEN #52 (MR) DC
196 187 7.04 ARROW #10 DC
197 178 7.01 KISS KIDS #1 IDW
198 218 6.91 LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #6 (MR) IMA
199 217 6.90 LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #2 DAR
200 181 6.83 SHADOW GREEN HORNET DARK NIGHTS #2 DE
201 188 6.80 THRESHOLD #8 DC
202 221 6.79 MASSIVE #15 DAR
203 182 6.74 GI JOE #7 IDW
204 183 6.72 JUDGE DREDD #10 IDW
205 185 6.66 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #94 IDW
206 253 6.62 GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #4 DC
207 196 6.62 EMERALD CITY OF OZ #2 MAR
208 228 6.57 PETER PANZERFAUST #13 IMA
209 241 6.55 MEGA MAN #28 ARC
210 202 6.45 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22 DC
211 200 6.39 HEROBEAR & THE KID INHERITANCE #1 BOO
212 256 6.36 INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #5 IMA
213 244 6.15 MORNING GLORIES #30 (MR) IMA
214 236 6.15 GFT NO TOMORROW #1 ZEN
215 192 6.10 GAME OF THRONES #16 (MR) DE
216 375 5.99 100 PENNY PRESS TMNT #1 IDW
217 247 5.97 LOST VEGAS #4 IMA
218 198 5.96 MISS FURY #5 DE
219 267 5.92 TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #2 DC
220 201 5.91 LADY RAWHIDE #1 DE
221 205 5.84 GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS #6 IDW
222 204 5.84 GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #2 IDW
223 209 5.78 GRIMM #4 DE
224 211 5.74 TRANSFORMERS MONSTROSITY #3 IDW
225 212 5.70 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #193 IDW
226 230 5.70 MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #2 DAR
227 213 5.68 ALL NEW FATHOM #2 ASP
228 250 5.66 GFT WONDERLAND #13 ZEN
229 189 5.63 BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY #1 HER
230 206 5.62 CROSSED BADLANDS #34 (MR) AVA
231 170 5.53 ADVENTURE TIME SUMMER SPECIAL 2013 #1 BOO
232 215 5.52 GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #3 IDW
233 276 5.52 MIND THE GAP #12 IMA
234 219 5.50 BRAVEST WARRIORS #11 BOO
235 220 5.47 DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #5 (MR) DE
236 264 5.46 SPONGEBOB COMICS #23 UNI
237 223 5.38 GI JOE COBRA FILES #5 IDW
238 265 5.38 SIMPSONS COMICS #205 BON
239 284 5.36 MIND THE GAP #13 IMA
240 224 5.35 MY LITTLE PONY COVER GALLERY #1 IDW
241 225 5.34 MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #5 DE
242 229 5.25 CROSSED BADLANDS #35 (MR) AVA
243 231 5.22 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS #4 IDW
244 234 5.16 THUMBPRINT BY JOE HILL #3 IDW
245 233 5.15 PATHFINDER GOBLINS #1 DE
246 235 5.14 UNCANNY #3 DE
247 288 5.13 TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #1 2ND PTG DC
248 261 5.11 GFT REALM KNIGHTS #1 ZEN
249 286 5.05 X #4 (MR) DAR
250 149 5.03 GFT 2013 SPECIAL ED (UNLEASHED PT5) ZEN
251 239 4.97 HELHEIM #6 (MR) ONI
252 238 4.96 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #28 (MR) DE
253 193 4.91 MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #9 IDW
254 280 4.87 FUTURAMA COMICS #68 BON
255 269 4.82 GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #3 ZEN
256 237 4.74 GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #2 (MR) AVA
257 271 4.70 GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #88 ZEN
258 293 4.67 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #2 DAR
259 249 4.65 DOOMSDAY.1 #4 IDW
260 258 4.65 SUICIDE RISK #4 BOO
261 251 4.55 VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1 DE
262 299 4.51 CATALYST COMIX #2 (MR) DAR
263 263 4.48 SIX GUN GORILLA #3 BOO
264 279 4.47 GFT ROBYN HOOD WANTED #4 ZEN
265 254 4.38 VAMPIRELLA #31 DE
266 245 4.35 GFT ZOMBIES CURSED #2 ZEN
267 257 4.33 VAMPIRELLA #32 DE
268 259 4.32 BLACK BAT #4 DE
269 260 4.25 VAMPIRELLA #33 DE
270 272 4.21 BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 DC
271 262 4.19 RED SONJA UNCHAINED #4 DE
272 273 4.18 PROPHET #38 IMA
273 277 4.15 STRAIN THE FALL #2 DAR
274 248 4.15 WAKE #1 DIRECTORS CUT (MR) DC
275 275 4.15 MIND MGMT #14 DAR
276 411 4.03 100 PENNY PRESS STAR TREK #1 IDW
277 266 4.03 HALF PAST DANGER #4 IDW
278 282 4.02 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 DC
279 268 3.99 OWL #2 DE
280 255 3.98 GFT DEMONS UNSEEN #3 ZEN
281 283 3.96 SAVAGE DRAGON #190 (MR) IMA
282 252 3.95 CREEPY COMICS #13 DAR
283 242 3.95 RED SONJA #80 DE
284 312 3.90 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #17 MAR
285 278 3.87 OCCUPY COMICS #3 BLA
286 313 3.82 SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #36 DC
287 287 3.81 ARTIFACTS #30 IMA
288 290 3.79 SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #9 BON
289 274 3.77 PEANUTS VOL 2 #11 BOO
290 322 3.68 GREAT PACIFIC #9 (MR) IMA
291 186 3.64 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 (MR) DAR
292 281 3.63 THE LONE RANGER #17 DE
293 325 3.62 MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #17 MAR
294 295 3.57 JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 DC
295 285 3.47 JERICHO SEASON 4 #4 IDW
296 306 3.46 SCREWED #3 (MR) ZEN
297 289 3.45 JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS #2 IDW
298 297 3.44 BREATH OF BONES A TALE O/T GOLEM #3 DAR
299 334 3.40 CONSTANTINE #5 DC
300 324 3.37 LAZARUS #2 (MR) IMA

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