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#1 Comic Books by Month

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

The figures below are the top-sellers for each month based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors and information from Heroes World Distribution (in 1996-97). They are estimated preorders from 1996-2002, and do not reflect reorders and so are not the complete direct market circulations for each title.

The sales on first-place books vary wildly, as they're often either first issues or books tied in with a major event or promotion. 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.

 

Items marked with daggers [†] included orders from from Loot Crate, ranging as high as 450,000 copies.
Click the release months to see the charts for that month. Title links lead to auctions for that issue on eBay.


Release MonthShip Weeks1st Place TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1996-094Fantastic Four (Vol. 2)1$2.95Marvel313,980
1996-105X-Men59$1.95Marvel202,024
1996-114Superman: The Wedding Album Collector's Edition0$4.95DC227,686
1996-124Uncanny X-Men341$1.95Marvel190,955
1997-015X-Men62$1.95Marvel196,041
1997-024Uncanny X-Men343$1.95Marvel171,418
1997-034Superman (Collector's Edition)123$1.95DC213,481
1997-045Uncanny X-Men345$1.95Marvel179,378
1997-054Spawn62$1.95Image167,373
1997-064Uncanny X-Men346$1.99Marvel173,453
1997-075Uncanny X-Men347$1.99Marvel165,832
1997-084Spawn65$1.95Image165,234
1997-094Uncanny X-Men349$1.99Marvel163,170
1997-105Uncanny X-Men (prism etched cover)350$3.99Marvel171,453
1997-114Fantastic Four1$2.99Marvel209,793
1997-124Darkness11$2.50Image357,006
1998-014Uncanny X-Men353$1.99Marvel154,418
1998-024Uncanny X-Men354$1.99Marvel142,450
1998-034X-Men75$2.99Marvel146,013
1998-045Uncanny X-Men356$1.99Marvel149,541
1998-054Uncanny X-Men357$1.99Marvel142,959
1998-064Uncanny X-Men358$1.99Marvel143,673
1998-075Fathom1$2.50Image257,087
1998-084Battle Chasers4$2.50Image143,545
1998-095Uncanny X-Men361$1.99Marvel138,138
1998-104Uncanny X-Men362$1.99Marvel138,548
1998-114Uncanny X-Men363$1.99Marvel136,600
1998-125Witchblade Tomb Raider1$2.95Image190,720
1999-014Uncanny X-Men366$1.99Marvel139,010
1999-024Uncanny X-Men367$1.99Marvel130,872
1999-035Uncanny X-Men 368$1.99Marvel131,418
1999-044Uncanny X-Men369$1.99Marvel129,900
1999-054Uncanny X-Men370$1.99Marvel127,164
1999-065Uncanny X-Men371$1.99Marvel125,608
1999-074Uncanny X-Men372$1.99Marvel123,144
1999-084Uncanny X-Men373$1.99Marvel116,274
1999-095Uncanny X-Men374$1.99Marvel110,737
1999-104Uncanny X-Men375$2.99Marvel114,868
1999-114Tomb Raider1$2.50Image189,455
1999-125X-Men97$1.99Marvel117,491
2000-014Uncanny X-Men378$1.99Marvel113,703
2000-024Uncanny X-Men379$1.99Marvel108,443
2000-035X-Men100$2.99Marvel144,878
2000-044Fathom12$2.50Image124,505
2000-055Uncanny X-Men382$2.25Marvel114,855
2000-064Uncanny X-Men383$2.99Marvel120,672
2000-074Spawn100$4.95Image143,493
2000-085Uncanny X-Men385$2.25Marvel109,829
2000-094Uncanny X-Men386$2.25Marvel111,873
2000-104Uncanny X-Men387$2.25Marvel113,696
2000-115Uncanny X-Men 388$2.25Marvel110,874
2000-124Ultimate X-Men 1$2.99Marvel117,085
2001-015X-Men 110$2.25Marvel100,964
2001-024Uncanny X-Men391$2.25Marvel102,428
2001-034Ultimate X-Men4$2.25Marvel105,248
2001-044Ultimate X-Men5$2.25Marvel109,670
2001-055New X-Men114$2.25Marvel144,835
2001-064New X-Men115$2.25Marvel142,308
2001-074New X-Men116$2.25Marvel136,249
2001-085New X-Men117$2.25Marvel136,919
2001-094Wolverine: The Origin1$3.50Marvel135,651
2001-105Wolverine: The Origin2$3.50Marvel131,582
2001-114Wolverine: The Origin4$3.50Marvel168,460
2001-124Dark Knight Strikes Again1$7.95DC187,376
2002-015Batman 10 Cent Adventure0$.10DC702,126
2002-024Dark Knight Strikes Again3$7.95DC184,327
2002-034New X-Men124$2.25Marvel111,904
2002-044FCBD Edition Ultimate Spider-Man1$.12Marvel631,990
2002-055Transformers Generation One2$2.95Dreamwave124,093
2002-064Transformers Generation One3$2.95Dreamwave141,118
2002-075Gen 130$.13DC115,924
2002-084Fantastic Four60$.09Marvel752,699
2002-094Transformers Generation One6$2.95Dreamwave127,550
2002-105Batman608$2.25DC120,945
2002-114Masters of the Universe1$2.95Image112,276
2002-124Ultimate War1$2.25Marvel131,829
2003-015Batman611$2.25DC129,377
2003-024Batman612$2.25DC145,400
2003-034Batman613$2.25DC133,628
2003-045Batman614$2.25DC153,556
2003-054Wolverine1$2.25Marvel157,739
2003-064Batman616$2.25DC141,988
2003-075Batman617$2.25DC145,998
2003-084Marvel 16021$3.50Marvel152,528
2003-094Batman619$2.25DC235,122
2003-105Avengers/JLA2$5.95DC162,309
2003-114JLA/Avengers3$5.95Marvel147,938
2003-125Ultimate Fantastic Four1$2.25Marvel173,397
2004-014Ultimate Fantastic Four2$2.25Marvel126,729
2004-024New X-Men153$2.25Marvel113,848
2004-035Superman/Batman8$2.95DC146,907
2004-044Superman204$2.50DC231,424
2004-054Astonishing X-Men1$2.99Marvel209,289
2004-065Identity Crisis1$3.95DC163,117
2004-074Superman/Batman11$2.95DC143,720
2004-084Astonishing X-Men4$2.99Marvel145,546
2004-095Superman Batman12$2.95DC 139,508
2004-104Identity Crisis5$3.95DC125,518
2004-114Superman Batman13$2.95DC157,944
2004-125New Avengers1$2.25Marvel240,734
2005-014New Avengers 2$2.25Marvel153,443
2005-024New Avengers3$2.25Marvel149,041
2005-035Countdown To Infinite Crisis1$1.00DC199,456
2005-044New Avengers5$2.25Marvel162,384
2005-054Green Lantern1$3.50DC168,324
2005-065House of M 1$2.99Marvel233,721
2005-074All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder1$2.99DC261,079
2005-085Justice1$2.99DC190,409
2005-094All Star Batman & Robin Boy Wonder2$2.99DC178,573
2005-104Infinite Crisis1$3.99DC249,107
2005-115Infinite Crisis2$3.99DC207,561
2005-124Infinite Crisis3$3.99DC188,855
2006-014Infinite Crisis4$3.99DC182,571
2006-024Astonishing X-Men13$2.99Marvel140,603
2006-035Infinite Crisis5$3.99DC201,830
2006-044Infinite Crisis6$3.99DC194,433
2006-055Civil War1$3.99Marvel260,706
2006-064Civil War2$2.99Marvel253,868
2006-074Civil War3$2.99Marvel290,672
2006-085Justice League of America1$3.99DC212,178
2006-094Civil War4$2.99Marvel272,547
2006-104New Avengers24$2.99Marvel136,749
2006-115Civil War5$2.99Marvel272,584
2006-124Justice League of America4$2.99DC136,698
2007-015Civil War6$2.99Marvel259,251
2007-024Civil War7$2.99Marvel265,886
2007-034Captain America25$3.99Marvel290,497
2007-044Fallen Son: Death of Captain America Wolverine0$2.99Marvel157,131
2007-055Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Captain America0$2.99Marvel169,972
2007-064World War Hulk1$3.99Marvel178,297
2007-074Thor1$2.99Marvel165,267
2007-085World War Hulk3$3.99Marvel151,513
2007-094World War Hulk4$3.99Marvel148,564
2007-105New Avengers35$2.99Marvel111,363
2007-114World War Hulk5$3.99Marvel145,769
2007-124Ultimates 31$2.99Marvel131,322
2008-015Hulk1$2.99Marvel133,895
2008-024X-Force1$2.99Marvel105,084
2008-034Dark Tower: Long Road Home1$3.99Marvel123,803
2008-045Secret Invasion1$3.99Marvel250,213
2008-054Secret Invasion2$3.99Marvel182,390
2008-064Secret Invasion3$3.99Marvel175,670
2008-075Secret Invasion4$3.99Marvel175,423
2008-084Secret Invasion5$3.99Marvel165,871
2008-094Secret Invasion6$3.99Marvel164,393
2008-105Secret Invasion7$3.99Marvel154,656
2008-114Ultimatum1$3.99Marvel114,208
2008-125Secret Invasion8$3.99Marvel152,408
2009-014Amazing Spider-Man583$3.99Marvel352,847
2009-024Amazing Spider-Man583$3.99Marvel148,778
2009-034Dark Avengers3$3.99Marvel96,532
2009-045Detective Comics853$3.99DC104,099
2009-054New Avengers53$3.99Marvel94,367
2009-064Batman and Robin1$2.99DC168,539
2009-075Captain America Reborn1$3.99Marvel193,014
2009-084Blackest Night2$3.99DC145,938
2009-095Blackest Night3$3.99DC140,667
2009-104Blackest Night4$3.99DC137,086
2009-114Blackest Night*5$3.99DC144,868
2009-125Blackest Night 6$3.99DC100,651
2010-014Siege1$3.99Marvel108,484
2010-024Blackest Night 7$3.99DC130,613
2010-035Blackest Night8$3.99DC135,059
2010-044Brightest Day 0$3.99DC129,446
2010-054Avengers 1$3.99Marvel163,867
2010-065New Avengers1$3.99Marvel129,084
2010-074X-Men 1$3.99Marvel140,332
2010-084Brightest Day 7$2.99DC93,459
2010-095Wolverine1$3.99Marvel104,414
2010-104Uncanny X-Force1$3.99Marvel95,639
2010-114Batman The Return1$4.99DC99,545
2010-125Batman The Dark Knight1$3.99DC89,985
2011-014Fantastic Four587$3.99Marvel115,448
2011-024Green Lantern62$2.99DC71,517
2011-035FF1$3.99Marvel114,472
2011-044Fear Itself1$3.99Marvel128,595
2011-054Fear Itself2$3.99Marvel96,318
2011-065Ultimate Spider-Man160$3.99Marvel159,355
2011-074Amazing Spider-Man666$3.99Marvel135,568
2011-085Justice League1$3.99DC171,344
2011-094Batman1$2.99DC188,420
2011-104Justice League2$3.99DC180,709
2011-115Justice League3$3.99DC158,700
2011-124Justice League4$3.99DC142,248
2012-014Justice League5$3.99DC138,576
2012-025Justice League6$3.99DC135,374
2012-034Avengers Vs X-Men1$3.99Marvel203,181
2012-044Avengers Vs X-Men2$3.99Marvel158,650
2012-055Avengers Vs X-Men4$3.99Marvel178,330
2012-064Avengers Vs X-Men6$3.99Marvel190,705
2012-074Walking Dead100$3.99Image335,082
2012-085Avengers Vs X-Men9$3.99Marvel174,356
2012-094Avengers Vs X-Men11$3.99Marvel167,327
2012-105Uncanny Avengers1$3.99Marvel303,722
2012-114All New X-Men1$3.99Marvel181,693
2012-124Amazing Spider-Man700$7.99Marvel200,966
2013-014Superior Spider-Man1$3.99Marvel188,182
2013-024Justice League of America1$3.99DC307,734
2013-034Guardians of the Galaxy1$3.99Marvel211,312
2013-044Batman19$3.99DC132,147
2013-055X-Men1$3.99Marvel177,633
2013-064Superman Unchained1$4.99DC251,456
2013-075Superman Unchained2$3.99DC165,754
2013-084Infinity1$4.99Marvel205,819
2013-094Forever Evil1$3.99DC139,976
2013-105Walking Dead115$2.99Image310,584
2013-114Batman25$4.99DC125,602
2013-124Origin II1$4.99Marvel131,724
2014-014Batman27$3.99DC115,492
2014-024Batman28$3.99DC114,089
2014-034Batman29$4.99DC116,926
2014-045Amazing Spider-Man1$5.99Marvel532,586
2014-054Original Sin1$4.99Marvel147,045
2014-064Batman32$3.99DC130,077
2014-075Rocket Raccoon1$3.99Marvel293,913
2014-084Batman34$3.99DC112,186
2014-094Death of Wolverine1$4.99Marvel261,975
2014-105Walking Dead132$2.99Image326,334
2014-114Amazing Spider-Man9$4.99Marvel135,280
2014-125Batman37$3.99DC113,255
2015-014Star Wars†1$4.99Marvel985,976
2015-024Orphan Black†1*$3.99IDW497,002
2015-034Princess Leia1$3.99Marvel253,655
2015-045Star Wars4$3.99Marvel203,817
2015-054Secret Wars1$4.99Marvel527,678
2015-064Secret Wars3$3.99Marvel218,136
2015-075Secret Wars4$3.99Marvel221,041
2015-084Secret Wars5$3.99Marvel204,416
2015-095Star Wars Shattered Empire1$3.99Marvel208,884
2015-104Invincible Iron Man1$3.99Marvel279,514
2015-114Dark Knight III Master Race1$5.99DC440,234
2015-125Secret Wars8$3.99Marvel169,667
2016-014Walking Dead150$2.99Image156,166
2016-024Dark Knight III: The Master Race3$5.99DC146,044
2016-035Batman50$5.99DC163,406
2016-044Black Panther1$4.99Marvel253,259
2016-054DC Universe Rebirth1$2.99DC235,791
2016-065Civil War II1$5.99Marvel381,737
2016-074Justice League1*$2.99DC209,187
2016-085Harley Quinn1*$2.99DC359,957
2016-094Batman6$2.99DC138,853
2016-104Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York1†$3.99Boom421,625
2016-115Batman10$2.99DC120,901
2016-124Justice League Suicide Squad 1$3.99DC179,643
2017-014U.S.Avengers1$3.99Marvel110,729
2017-024Star Wars Darth Maul1$4.99Marvel105,177
2017-035Amazing Spider-Man25$9.99Marvel113,934
2017-044Secret Empire0$4.99Marvel162,718
2017-055Secret Empire1$4.99Marvel157,517
2017-064Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man1$4.99Marvel224,620
2017-074Dark Days: The Casting1$4.99DC128,261
2017-085Dark Nights Metal1$4.99DC261,997
2017-094Marvel Legacy1$5.99Marvel298,242
2017-104Dark Nights Metal3$3.99DC158,698






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