Diamond’s Top 300 Comics for July 2012

by Jeff

may120469d Diamond's Top 300 Comics for July 2012Media Release — Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead, which has become a genuine pop culture phenomenon over the past year thanks to AMC’s television series, reached a milestone issue with July’s The Walking Dead #100 from Image Comics and, with covers from several of comics’ top artists, was the best-selling book to comics retailers in July.

Marvel Comics’ biweekly summer event, Avengers Vs. X-Men, continued in July with three books in the top ten — Avengers Vx. X-Men #7 at #2, Avengers Vs. X-Men #8 at #3, and AVX Vs. #4 at #7.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with six titles, led by the conclusion of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Night of the Owls” storyline in Batman #11 at #4. Also in the top ten were Justice League #11 at #5, Before Watchman: Ozymandias #1 at #6, Detective Comics #11 at #8, Green Lantern #11 at #9, and Action Comics #11 at #10.

Dark Horse Comics’ top book in July was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #11 which continues the adventures of Joss Whedon’s popular television series; the book ranked #83 for the month.

Rounding out the premier publishers, an untold adventure of Captain Kirk and the fourth Doctor unfolded in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3, IDW Publishing’s top book for July at #100 on the sales chart.

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 Publisher
1 1 263.41 WALKING DEAD #100 (MR) IMA
2 2 140.88 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #7 MAR
3 3 137.50 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 MAR
4 4 100.00 BATMAN #11 DC
5 5 97.45 JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 DC
6 6 69.34 BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #1 (MR) [*] DC
7 7 68.02 AVX VS #4 MAR
8 8 62.76 DETECTIVE COMICS #11 DC
9 21 61.87 GREEN LANTERN #11 DC
10 10 59.93 ACTION COMICS #11 DC
11 11 54.06 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #2 (MR) [*] DC
12 26 53.95 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #11 DC
13 25 52.99 EARTH 2 #3 [*] DC
14 12 51.97 UNCANNY X-MEN #15 MAR
15 27 51.13 BATMAN AND ROBIN #11 DC
16 14 50.18 UNCANNY X-MEN #16 MAR
17 13 50.06 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #2 (MR) [*] DC
18 15 49.66 AVENGERS #28 MAR
19 17 49.32 NEW AVENGERS #28 MAR
20 18 49.28 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #13 MAR
21 16 48.39 BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (MR) [*] DC
22 19 47.98 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #14 MAR
23 23 47.86 WOLVERINE #310 MAR
24 20 47.06 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #689 MAR
25 22 46.36 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #690 MAR
26 24 45.39 SPIDER-MEN #3 MAR
27 30 45.34 AQUAMAN #11 DC
28 31 44.07 SUPERMAN #11 DC
29 36 42.19 FLASH #11 DC
30 39 38.62 NIGHTWING #11 DC
31 28 36.45 UNCANNY X-FORCE #28 MAR
32 29 36.42 UNCANNY X-FORCE #27 MAR
33 45 35.90 WONDER WOMAN #11 DC
34 47 35.66 TEEN TITANS #11 DC
35 49 35.64 HIT-GIRL #2 (MR) MAR
36 48 35.38 BATGIRL #11 DC
37 50 35.31 X-MEN LEGACY #270 MAR
38 53 33.80 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #11 DC
39 54 33.75 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #11 DC
40 32 33.06 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #12 MAR
41 34 32.74 SECRET AVENGERS #29 MAR
42 60 32.69 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 MAR
43 46 32.20 WORLDS FINEST #3 [*] DC
44 58 31.88 SAGA #5 (MR) IMA
45 61 30.64 BATWOMAN #11 DC
46 37 30.62 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5 MAR
47 62 30.24 DAREDEVIL #15 MAR
48 63 29.70 FANTASTIC FOUR #608 MAR
49 38 29.19 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 MAR
50 41 28.94 CAPTAIN AMERICA #14 MAR
51 68 28.93 X-TREME X-MEN #1 MAR
52 40 28.88 INCREDIBLE HULK #11 MAR
53 64 28.66 RED LANTERNS #11 DC
54 42 28.64 CAPTAIN AMERICA #15 MAR
55 65 28.50 SWAMP THING #11 DC
56 66 28.16 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #11 DC
57 43 28.12 ASTONISHING X-MEN #52 MAR
58 67 27.95 CATWOMAN #11 DC
59 44 27.59 X-MEN #32 MAR
60 69 26.66 ANIMAL MAN #11 DC
61 33 26.06 WOLVERINE #309 MAR
62 51 25.76 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #520 MAR
63 35 25.50 FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #33 MAR
64 56 25.45 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #13 MAR
65 55 25.29 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521 MAR
66 71 25.06 SUPERGIRL #11 DC
67 72 24.99 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #11 DC
68 75 24.91 AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 MAR
69 74 24.88 FF #20 MAR
70 9 24.34 WALKING DEAD #100 CHROMIUM ED (MR) IMA
71 57 24.27 MIGHTY THOR #17 MAR
72 77 24.09 DARK AVENGERS #177 MAR
73 59 23.49 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #14 MAR
74 80 23.43 SUICIDE SQUAD #11 DC
75 79 23.43 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #11 DC
76 82 23.33 SUPERBOY #11 DC
77 52 22.97 BLOODSHOT #1 VAL
78 84 22.92 DEADPOOL #57 MAR
79 85 22.91 SCARLET SPIDER #7 MAR
80 86 22.57 DEADPOOL #58 MAR
81 87 22.46 DARK AVENGERS #178 MAR
82 91 21.75 HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 DC
83 89 21.61 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #11 DAR
84 93 21.53 BIRDS OF PREY #11 DC
85 94 21.47 WINTER SOLDIER #8 MAR
86 95 21.40 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #5 MAR
87 96 21.18 VENOM #20 MAR
88 98 20.86 VENOM #21 MAR
89 103 19.37 GREEN ARROW #11 DC
90 73 18.53 ALL STAR WESTERN #11 DC
91 108 18.48 X-FACTOR #239 MAR
92 99 18.47 DIAL H #3 [*] DC
93 110 18.26 X-FACTOR #240 MAR
94 111 18.14 PUNISHER #13 MAR
95 113 18.07 SECRET SERVICE #3 (MR) MAR
96 78 17.73 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #6 DC
97 81 17.69 DEFENDERS #8 MAR
98 102 17.66 RAVAGERS #3 [*] DC
99 114 17.41 HULK #55 MAR
100 70 17.29 STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #3 IDW
101 116 17.14 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #4 DC
102 76 16.65 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #1 BOO
103 88 16.40 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #3 DC
104 120 16.31 NEW MUTANTS #45 MAR
105 121 16.23 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #634 MAR
106 124 16.03 NEW MUTANTS #46 MAR
107 123 16.01 FAIREST #5 (MR) DC
108 125 15.76 BATWING #11 DC
109 129 15.60 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #641 MAR
110 83 15.54 ADVENTURE TIME #6 BOO
111 127 15.51 THIEF OF THIEVES #6 IMA
112 130 15.47 STORMWATCH #11 DC
113 131 15.27 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #11 DC
114 90 14.77 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #12 IDW
115 92 14.69 CROW #1 IDW
116 135 14.60 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL DEATH SENTENCE #1 DAR
117 118 14.46 MANHATTAN PROJECTS #5 IMA
118 139 14.31 DEMON KNIGHTS #11 DC
119 97 14.27 X-O MANOWAR #3 VAL
120 126 14.18 REVIVAL #1 [*] IMA
121 109 13.83 NATIONAL COMICS ETERNITY #1 DC
122 119 13.78 STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #4 DAR
123 107 13.71 SPACE PUNISHER #1 MAR
124 100 13.55 HARBINGER #2 VAL
125 112 13.47 INFERNAL MAN-THING #1 MAR
126 143 13.45 FABLES #119 (MR) DC
127 142 13.45 DEATHSTROKE #11 DC
128 144 13.39 LEGION LOST #11 DC
129 122 13.29 WONDERLAND #1 (MR) ZEN
130 145 13.09 ANGEL & FAITH #12 DAR
131 104 13.09 DANGER GIRL GI JOE #1 IDW
132 132 13.05 MASSIVE #2 DAR
133 133 12.84 STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #3 DAR
134 105 12.84 BOYS #68 (MR) DE
135 117 12.84 FURY MAX #4 (MR) MAR
136 136 12.56 CHEW SECRET AGENT POYO #1 (MR) IMA
137 106 12.56 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #81 IDW
138 151 12.42 SPAWN #221 IMA
139 154 12.37 I VAMPIRE #11 DC
140 156 12.29 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #11 DC
141 157 12.15 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #11 DC
142 158 12.05 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #29 (MR) DC
143 140 11.85 CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 DAR
144 115 11.75 TMNT MICRO SERIES #6 CASEY JONES IDW
145 160 11.74 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #11 DC
146 163 11.57 RESURRECTION MAN #11 DC
147 167 11.45 PUNK ROCK JESUS #1 (MR) DC
148 165 11.43 INVINCIBLE #93 IMA
149 168 11.33 AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #2 (MR) DC
150 169 11.21 SHADE #10 DC
151 137 11.12 UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #2 (MR) MAR
152 171 10.94 BLUE BEETLE #11 DC
153 138 10.87 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #2 MAR
154 175 10.71 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #11 DC
155 128 10.56 KISS #2 IDW
156 177 10.52 GRIFTER #11 DC
157 134 10.16 GI COMBAT #3 [*] DC
158 146 9.81 INFERNAL MAN-THING #2 MAR
159 166 9.62 STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #2 DAR
160 190 9.53 VOODOO #11 DC
161 152 9.32 MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #5 MAR
162 174 9.14 BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #3 DAR
163 201 9.09 SPACEMAN #8 (MR) DC
164 147 8.83 TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #7 IDW
165 148 8.74 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #7 IDW
166 101 8.73 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #75 (MR) ZEN
167 205 8.68 CAPTAIN ATOM #11 DC
168 149 8.67 GAME OF THRONES #9 (MR) DE
169 150 8.59 STAR TREK #11 IDW
170 153 8.45 MARS ATTACKS #2 IDW
171 155 8.39 ROCKETEER ADVENTURES 2 #4 IDW
172 188 8.24 BPRD HELL ON EARTH EXORCISM #2 DAR
173 162 7.86 WARLORD OF MARS #19 (MR) DE
174 164 7.48 CROSSED BADLANDS #9 (MR) AVA
175 218 7.45 UNWRITTEN #39 (MR) DC
176 219 7.44 SAUCER COUNTRY #5 (MR) DC
177 173 7.30 GODZILLA #3 IDW
178 225 7.27 HELLBLAZER #293 (MR) DC
179 226 7.27 SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #3 DC
180 221 7.24 EERIE COMICS #1 DAR
181 170 7.24 CROSSED BADLANDS #10 (MR) AVA
182 176 7.23 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #13 (MR) DE
183 178 7.11 CAPE 1969 #1 IDW
184 229 7.10 MORNING GLORIES #20 (MR) IMA
185 209 7.06 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #238 ARC
186 179 7.03 VAMPIRELLA #19 DE
187 180 7.00 THE SPIDER #3 DE
188 182 6.96 POPEYE #3 IDW
189 181 6.95 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #180 IDW
190 183 6.95 PROPHECY #2 DE
191 239 6.92 EARTH 2 #2 DC
192 241 6.91 NEW DEADWARDIANS #5 (MR) DC
193 185 6.81 GI JOE VOL 2 #15 IDW
194 242 6.76 HAUNT #24 IMA
195 243 6.73 WITCHBLADE #158 IMA
196 245 6.71 DEBRIS #1 (MR) IMA
197 186 6.67 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #10 DE
198 187 6.64 TRUE BLOOD #3 IDW
199 210 6.57 GOON #40 DAR
200 211 6.54 AXE COP PRESIDENT O/T WORLD #1 DAR
201 189 6.49 KIRBY GENESIS #8 DE
202 249 6.47 HAUNT #25 IMA
203 192 6.44 RACHEL RISING #9 ABS
204 191 6.42 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #6 (MR) DE
205 234 6.36 SPONGEBOB COMICS #10 UNI
206 236 6.34 SONIC UNIVERSE #42 ARC
207 194 6.32 BATTLE BEASTS #1 IDW
208 195 6.31 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #11 DE
209 220 6.27 BALTIMORE DR LESKOVARS REMEDY #2 DAR
210 196 6.21 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #3 IDW
211 198 6.20 SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #15 IDW
212 197 6.20 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #14 (MR) DE
213 238 6.18 PLANETOID #2 [*] IMA
214 199 6.14 GHOSTBUSTERS #11 IDW
215 255 6.12 GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #4 DC
216 202 6.10 DEJAH THORIS & WHITE APES OF MARS #4 (MR) DE
217 257 6.09 DANGER CLUB #3 IMA
218 258 6.06 IZOMBIE #27 (MR) DC
219 207 5.99 CREATOR OWNED HEROES #2 (MR) IMA
220 203 5.99 COBRA #15 IDW
221 261 5.94 SWEET TOOTH #35 (MR) DC
222 260 5.94 MUPPETS #1 MAR
223 262 5.86 YOUNG JUSTICE #18 DC
224 193 5.83 CALL OF WONDERLAND #2 (MR) ZEN
225 240 5.80 MASS EFFECT HOMEWORLDS #3 DAR
226 237 5.75 GFT JUNGLE BOOK #4 (MR) ZEN
227 265 5.68 NIGHT FORCE #5 DC
228 200 5.67 LADY DEATH #19 (MR) AVA
229 244 5.65 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #75 (MR) BRO
230 267 5.48 HOAX HUNTERS #1 IMA
231 259 5.44 SIMPSONS COMICS #192 BON
232 250 5.44 CARBON GREY VOL 2 #1 IMA
233 208 5.41 FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #4 BOO
234 270 5.36 EPIC KILL #3 IMA
235 233 5.30 EARTH 2 #1 DC
236 214 5.27 HELLRAISER #15 (MR) BOO
237 252 5.22 GFT BAD GIRLS #1 (MR) ZEN
238 212 5.12 RED SONJA #67 DE
239 141 5.07 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #14 DAR
240 275 5.07 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4 MAR
241 276 5.05 MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #4 MAR
242 216 5.04 GREEN HORNET #26 DE
243 213 4.97 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #1 ASP
244 223 4.97 VAMPIRELLA RED ROOM #2 DE
245 263 4.95 HACK SLASH #17 (MR) IMA
246 248 4.88 ARTIFACTS #19 IMA
247 159 4.87 GFT WONDERLAND ANNUAL 2012 (MR) ZEN
248 227 4.87 HELLRAISER #16 (MR) BOO
249 161 4.84 GFT SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2012 ZEN
250 230 4.82 RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #5 DE
251 280 4.81 PROPHET #27 IMA
252 231 4.80 GARFIELD #3 BOO
253 232 4.78 THE LONE RANGER SNAKE OF IRON #1 DE
254 204 4.77 JENNIFER BLOOD ANNUAL #1 (MR) DE
255 235 4.77 PANTHA #2 DE
256 224 4.73 STITCHED #6 (MR) AVA
257 222 4.71 HERO WORSHIP #1 AVA
258 274 4.66 MEGA MAN #15 ARC
259 228 4.62 FERALS #6 (MR) AVA
260 217 4.59 IRRESISTIBLE #1 (MR) ZEN
261 246 4.53 THE LONE RANGER #7 DE
262 271 4.51 STRAIN #6 (MR) DAR
263 269 4.50 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #18 (MR) ZEN
264 247 4.47 QUEEN SONJA #30 DE
265 215 4.43 CREEPY COMICS #9 DAR
266 264 4.38 MIND MGMT #2 DAR
267 290 4.34 DARKNESS #105 (MR) IMA
268 281 4.33 BART SIMPSON COMICS #73 BON
269 251 4.32 EXTERMINATION #2 BOO
270 253 4.29 TRIO #3 IDW
271 268 4.20 TAKIO #2 MAR
272 286 4.18 ARCHIE #635 ARC
273 256 4.15 DARK SHADOWS #6 DE
274 272 4.04 FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #3 ASP
275 301 3.97 DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #5 (MR) DC
276 284 3.96 DANCER #3 IMA
277 377 3.91 SUNSET FIRST LOOK ONE SHOT (MR) IMA
278 302 3.88 SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #23 DC
279 266 3.75 PLANET OF THE APES #16 BOO
280 279 3.65 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 MAR
281 282 3.62 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 MAR
282 312 3.58 JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #5 MAR
283 295 3.57 PETER PANZERFAUST #5 (MR) IMA
284 294 3.57 SOULFIRE FAITH #1 ASP
285 283 3.56 SOULFIRE DESPAIR #1 ASP
286 285 3.54 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 MAR
287 273 3.54 NINJETTES #5 (MR) DE
288 313 3.52 CONCRETE THREE UNEASY PIECES ONE SHOT DAR
289 296 3.51 RESIDENT ALIEN #3 DAR
290 297 3.48 SOULFIRE GRACE #1 ASP
291 288 3.48 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 MAR
292 278 3.47 EXILE PLANET O/T APES #4 BOO
293 184 3.46 TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE 100 PG SPECTACULAR IDW
294 298 3.42 ALABASTER WOLVES #4 DAR
295 300 3.40 SOULFIRE POWER #1 ASP
296 277 3.40 KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #6 DE
297 172 3.36 ENORMOUS ONE SHOT #1 IMA
298 317 3.34 SUPER DINOSAUR #12 IMA
299 303 3.30 ORCHID #8 (MR) DAR
300 291 3.29 FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #2 DAR

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