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50th-place Comic Books by Month

Estimated Sales to North American Comics Shops
of the 50th-place comic book from each month
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Each month, the 50th place title on Diamond's Top 300 list serves as an interesting benchmark, as it's about the level at which all the major "event" comics have already appeared on the list, so the numbers are freer from temporary distortions.

Note that these are preorders through 2002, and only the first month's orders in any event. The number of shipping weeks each month is noted because a fifth week will generally boost the sales levels seen at every location on the chart; there are more titles released, and also more time for individual issues to sell. Four-week-months are best compared with four-week months, and likewise for five-week months.


Click the release months to see the charts for that month. Title links lead to auctions for that issue on eBay.


Release MonthShip Weeks50th Place TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1996-094Sensational Spider-Man ’961$2.95Marvel60,079
1996-105Batman: Shadow of the Bat57$1.95DC53,960
1996-114Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives1$2.50Marvel63,700
1996-124Gen13 Zine1$1.95Image56,389
1997-015Star Wars: A New Hope Special Edition1$2.95Dark Horse50,539
1997-024Green Lantern85$1.75DC45,828
1997-034Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight94$1.95DC46,690
1997-045Batman: The Long Halloween7$2.95DC53,686
1997-054Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight96$1.95DC43,949
1997-064Pitt14$2.50Full Bleed44,960
1997-075Star Wars: Dark Force Rising3$2.95Dark Horse46,793
1997-084Thunderbolts7$1.99Marvel47,303
1997-094Flash131$1.75DC43,919
1997-105Tangent Comics/The Atom1$2.95DC49,031
1997-114Kitty Pryde, Agent of SHIELD2$2.50Marvel44,648
1997-124Longshot0$3.99Marvel45,469
1998-014Wildcore3$2.50Image38,988
1998-024Batman Legends of the Dark Knight105$1.95DC38,455
1998-034Catwoman57$1.95DC41,671
1998-045Star Wars Crimson Empire5$2.95Dark Horse41,203
1998-054Superman Lois Lane1$1.95DC41,317
1998-064Gen 13 Monkeyman & Obrien1$2.50Image45,318
1998-075Thunderbolts18$1.99Marvel46,361
1998-084Batman559$1.99DC45,603
1998-095Nightwing1000000$1.99DC51,832
1998-104Detective Comics727$1.99DC44,288
1998-114Nightwing27$1.99DC43,800
1998-125Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty6$2.99Marvel45,457
1999-014Star Wars Boba Fett Enemy of the Empire1$2.95Dark Horse42,431
1999-024Captain America Sentinel Of Liberty8$1.99Marvel38,414
1999-035Thrilling Comics 1$1.99DC42,462
1999-044Dawn Return of the Goddess1$2.95Sirius42,821
1999-054Batman Shadow of the Bat87$1.99DC44,154
1999-065Superman147$1.99DC43,533
1999-074Deathlok1$1.99Marvel44,807
1999-084JLA Foreign Bodies0$5.95DC42,387
1999-095Sin City Hell And Back3$2.95Dark Horse42,077
1999-104Bishop The Last X-Man3$1.99Marvel41,235
1999-114Sin City Hell And Back5$2.95Dark Horse38,989
1999-125Superman The Man Of Steel97$1.99DC38,689
2000-014Warlands6$2.50Image37,057
2000-024Sin City Hell And Back8$2.95Dark Horse35,311
2000-035Avengers Two Wonder Man And Beast1$2.99Marvel36,923
2000-044Superman The Man Of Steel101$1.99DC38,019
2000-055Gambit18$2.25Marvel37,126
2000-064Tomb Raider Witchblade0.5$2.95Image38,110
2000-074Marvel Boy2$2.99Marvel37,393
2000-085Incredible Hulk19$2.25Marvel35,027
2000-094Hellspawn2$2.50Image36,033
2000-104Batman Legends of the Dark Knight136$2.25DC36,206
2000-115Authority 21$2.50DC37,492
2000-124Adventures Of Superman 587$2.25DC35,704
2001-015Witchblade Aliens Darkness Predator Mindhunter 2$2.99Dark Horse35,761
2001-024X-Men Blink3 $2.99Marvel34,703
2001-034Marvel Knights11$2.99Marvel32,717
2001-044Marvel Knights12$2.99Marvel32,247
2001-055Wonder Woman170$2.25DC29,986
2001-064Just A Pilgrim4$2.99Wizard35,177
2001-074Tomb Raider15$2.50Image41,200
2001-085Incredible Hulk31$2.25Marvel38,299
2001-094Nightwing61$2.25DC37,523
2001-105Joker Last Laugh5$2.95DC40,591
2001-114Iron Man48$2.25Marvel38,655
2001-124Batgirl23$2.50DC36,295
2002-015Birds Of Prey39$2.50DC35,010
2002-024Green Lantern147$2.25DC34,645
2002-034Batman Legends of the Dark Knight153$2.25DC31,830
2002-044Star Wars Ep II Attack of the Clones2$3.99Dark Horse38,904
2002-055Alias9$2.99Marvel34,692
2002-064Nightwing70$2.25DC36,838
2002-075Adventures Of Superman606$2.25DC36,700
2002-084Thor52$2.25Marvel39,414
2002-094Adventures Of Superman608$2.25DC36,142
2002-105Captain Marvel2$2.25Marvel34,131
2002-114Paradise X7$2.99Marvel34,338
2002-124Action Comics798$2.25DC34,991
2003-015Superman Man Of Steel134$2.75DC32,797
2003-024Battle of the Planets7$2.99Image33,529
2003-034X-Men Ronin2$2.99Marvel32,178
2003-045Sentinel1$2.99Marvel34,919
2003-054Aquaman6$2.50DC32,993
2003-064Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animated1$2.95Dreamwave32,331
2003-075Kingpin2$2.50Marvel35,565
2003-084Trouble2$2.99Marvel33,609
2003-094Thor Vikings3$3.50Marvel35,268
2003-105Exiles35$2.99Marvel40,733
2003-114Spider-Man & Dr Octopus Negative Exposure2$2.99Marvel36,356
2003-125Detective Comics789$2.75DC36,447
2004-014Mystique10$2.99Marvel32,370
2004-024New Mutants9$2.99Marvel36,027
2004-035Marvel Age Spider-Man1$2.25Marvel36,700
2004-044Batman Gotham Knights52$2.95DC36,953
2004-054Cable Deadpool3$2.99Marvel36,803
2004-065X-Men Unlimited3$2.99Marvel36,739
2004-074Thor82$2.99Marvel36,096
2004-084Captain America30$2.99Marvel38,465
2004-095JSA65$2.50DC 41,457
2004-104Nyx5 (Res)$2.99Marvel35,715
2004-114Nightcrawler2$2.99Marvel36,532
2004-125Exiles55$2.99Marvel33,745
2005-014Space Ghost 3$2.95DC32,129
2005-024X-Force6$2.99Marvel35,649
2005-035Seven Soldiers Guardian1$2.99DC39,530
2005-044Seven Soldiers Klarion The Witch Boy1$2.99DC38,117
2005-054Conan16$2.99Dark Horse37,625
2005-065Black Panther 5$2.99Marvel37,395
2005-074Daredevil Vs Punisher1$2.99Marvel38,310
2005-085JSA Classified2$2.50DC46,035
2005-094JLA Classified12$2.99DC43,710
2005-104Punisher26$2.99Marvel36,427
2005-115Seven Soldiers Zatanna4$2.99DC34,384
2005-124Flash229$2.50DC41,459
2006-014Punisher29$2.99Marvel34,696
2006-024JLA Classified17$2.99DC38,000
2006-035Superman Shazam First Thunder4$3.50DC42,967
2006-044New X-Men25$2.99Marvel40,177
2006-055X-Factor7$2.99Marvel44,298
2006-064Annihilation Silver Surfer3$2.99Marvel41,639
2006-074Squadron Supreme5$2.99Marvel46,023
2006-085Incredible Hulk97$2.99Marvel48,801
2006-094X-Men First Class1$2.99Marvel39,855
2006-104Star Wars Legacy4$2.99Dark Horse34,346
2006-115Black Panther22$2.99Marvel41,265
2006-124Green Lantern Corps7$2.99DC38,735
2007-015Star Wars Legacy7$2.99Dark Horse34,247
2007-024Newuniversal3$2.99Marvel36,529
2007-034Daredevil95$2.99Marvel46,452
2007-044Painkiller Jane0$.25Dynamic46,201
2007-055Detective Comics832$2.99DC51,710
2007-064Silver Surfer Requiem2$3.99Marvel46,441
2007-074Action Comics852$2.99DC50,276
2007-085Action Comics853$2.99DC49,691
2007-094Sub-Mariner4$2.99Marvel40,118
2007-105Death of New Gods1$3.50DC46,621
2007-114World War Hulk Gamma Corps4$2.99Marvel43,103
2007-124Legion of Super Heroes37$2.99DC45,776
2008-015Flash236$2.99DC41,431
2008-024Iron Man26$2.99Marvel36,584
2008-034Booster Gold7$2.99DC36,129
2008-045Ms Marvel26$2.99Marvel42,269
2008-054Angel After The Fall7$3.99IDW45,417
2008-064X-Force Ain't No Dog0$3.99Marvel44,970
2008-075Amazing Spider-Man Extra0$3.99Marvel44,447
2008-084Secret Invasion Front Line2$2.99Marvel45,772
2008-094Ultimate Fantastic Four X-Men Annual1$3.99Marvel44,147
2008-105Ultimate Spider-Man Annual3$3.99Marvel47,765
2008-114Umbrella Academy Dallas1$2.99Dark Horse36,784
2008-125Wolverine Origins31$2.99Marvel45,036
2009-014G.I. Joe1$3.99IDW32,830
2009-024Adventure Comics0$1.00DC32,845
2009-034Supergirl39$2.99DC33,708
2009-045Dark Tower Sorcerer1$3.99Marvel39,207
2009-054Wonder Woman32$2.99DC33,065
2009-064Dark Tower the Fall of Gilead2$3.99Marvel39,963
2009-075Gotham City Sirens2$2.99DC39,492
2009-084Superman691$2.99DC39,065
2009-095Wolverine Origins40$2.99Marvel42,688
2009-104Worlds Finest1$2.99DC37,015
2009-114Wolverine Weapon X7$3.99Marvel36,091
2009-125Fantastic Four 574$2.99Marvel38,431
2010-014Phantom Stranger42$2.99DC35,937
2010-024Superman World of New Krypton 12$2.99DC32,407
2010-035Justice League The Rise of Arsenal1$3.99DC36,021
2010-044Thunderbolts 143$2.99Marvel35,656
2010-054Avengers Initiative 35$2.99Marvel38,158
2010-065Serenity Float Out One Shot0$3.50Dark Horse35,266
2010-074Brightest Day the Atom Special 1$2.99DC35,203
2010-084Superman Batman 75$4.99DC34,324
2010-095Avengers Childrens Crusade2$3.99Marvel35,497
2010-104Bruce Wayne The Road Home: Oracle1$2.99DC35,328
2010-114Ultimate Comics Thor2$3.99Marvel31,829
2010-125Superior3$2.99Marvel31,952
2011-014Deadpool32$2.99Marvel29,144
2011-024Incredible Hulks623$2.99Marvel30,140
2011-035Hulk31$3.99Marvel31,368
2011-044Wonder Woman610$2.99DC31,002
2011-054Birds of Prey12$2.99DC29,690
2011-065Flashpoint The Reverse Flash1$2.99DC32,554
2011-074Moon Knight3$3.99Marvel33,768
2011-085Astonishing X-Men41$3.99Marvel33,470
2011-094Secret Avengers17$3.99Marvel44,890
2011-104Legion of Super Heroes2*$2.99DC42,504
2011-115Secret Avengers19$3.99Marvel41,191
2011-124Carnage Usa1$3.99Marvel37,620
2012-014X-Men Legacy260$2.99Marvel37,160
2012-025Deadpool50$3.99Marvel36,392
2012-034Red Hood And The Outlaws7*$2.99DC34,767
2012-044Red Lanterns8*$2.99DC36,170
2012-055Ravagers1*$2.99DC39,807
2012-064Fantastic Four607$2.99Marvel40,453
2012-074Captain America14$3.99Marvel36,812
2012-085Daredevil17$2.99Marvel38,149
2012-094X-Men Legacy273$2.99Marvel36,020
2012-105Daredevil End of Days1$3.99Marvel40,911
2012-114Green Lantern New Guardians14$2.99DC47,062
2012-124Avengers Arena2$2.99Marvel43,014
2013-014FF3$2.99Marvel41,108
2013-024Green Lantern New Guardians17$2.99DC42,285
2013-034Teen Titans18$2.99DC42,055
2013-044Before Watchmen Comedian6$3.99DC40,852
2013-055Green Lantern New Guardians20$2.99DC40,569
2013-064Hawkeye11$2.99Marvel40,510
2013-075Hawkeye12$2.99Marvel40,837
2013-084Avengers AI2$2.99Marvel37,079
2013-094Powerpuff Girls1$3.99IDW38,992
2013-105Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Edition1$5.99Image39,780
2013-114Indestructible Hulk15$3.99Marvel37,025
2013-124Justice League Dark26$3.99DC36,353
2014-014Flash27$2.99DC34,902
2014-024Wolverine and X-Men42$4.99Marvel35,392
2014-034Hawkeye18$2.99Marvel35,045
2014-045Southern Bastards1$3.50Image38,029
2014-054Daredevil3$3.99Marvel39,316
2014-064Original Sins1$3.99Marvel39,660
2014-075100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man1$3.99Marvel46,386
2014-084Earth 226$2.99DC37,396
2014-094Booster Gold Futures End1$3.99DC49,913
2014-105Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier1$3.99Marvel47,471
2014-114Gotham By Midnight1$2.99DC38,436
2014-125Bitch Planet1*$3.50Image39,011
2015-014Shield2$3.99Marvel33,965
2015-024Superior Iron Man5$3.99Marvel35,094
2015-034Action Comics40$3.99DC38,216
2015-045Howard The Duck2$3.99Marvel43,572
2015-054All New Hawkeye3$3.99Marvel38,087
2015-064Action Comics41$3.99DC44,083
2015-075Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies2$3.99Marvel40,483
2015-084Future Imperfect4$3.99Marvel35,661
2015-095Ms Marvel18$2.99Marvel33,761
2015-104A-Force5$3.99Marvel41,337
2015-114Illuminati1$3.99Marvel44,163
2015-125Detective Comics47$3.99DC45,867
2016-014Agents of Shield1$3.99Marvel35,382
2016-024Green Lantern49$3.99DC35,237
2016-035Batman and Robin Eternal24$2.99DC34,775
2016-044Superman51$3.99DC38,103
2016-054Nighthawk1$3.99Marvel34,039
2016-065Doctor Strange9$3.99Marvel46,306
2016-074Invincible Iron Man11$3.99Marvel49,439
2016-085Deadpool17$3.99Marvel57,681
2016-094Red Hood and the Outlaws2*$2.99DC49,943
2016-104Green Lanterns9$2.99DC49,434
2016-115Green Lanterns10$2.99DC46,306
2016-124Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows 2$3.99Marvel43,128
2017-014Saga42$2.99Image42,567
2017-024Green Lanterns16$2.99DC37,845
2017-035Avengers5$3.99Marvel39,204
2017-044Mighty Thor18$3.99Marvel37,505
2017-055Nightwing20$2.99DC37,464
2017-06 4 All New Wolverine 21 $3.99 Marvel 38,500
2017-07 4 Weapon X 6 $3.99 Marvel 35,607