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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



First Place Title
 Price  Publisher  Copies 
Sep-96 Fantastic Four (Vol. 2) 1 $2.95 Marvel 313,980
Oct-96 X-Men 59 $1.95 Marvel 202,024
Nov-96 Superman: The Wedding Album Collector's Edition 0 $4.95 DC 227,686
Dec-96 Uncanny X-Men 341 $1.95 Marvel 190,955
Jan-97 X-Men 62 $1.95 Marvel 196,041
Feb-97 Uncanny X-Men 343 $1.95 Marvel 171,418
Mar-97 Superman (Collector's Edition) 123 $1.95 DC 213,481
Apr-97 Uncanny X-Men 345 $1.95 Marvel 179,378
May-97 Spawn 62 $1.95 Image 167,373
Jun-97 Uncanny X-Men 346 $1.99 Marvel 173,453
Jul-97 Uncanny X-Men 347 $1.99 Marvel 165,832
Aug-97 Spawn 65 $1.95 Image 165,234
Sep-97 Uncanny X-Men 349 $1.99 Marvel 163,170
Oct-97 Uncanny X-Men (prism etched cover) 350 $3.99 Marvel 171,453
Nov-97 Fantastic Four 1 $2.99 Marvel 209,793
Dec-97 Darkness 11 $2.50 Image 357,006
Jan-98 Uncanny X-Men 353 $1.99 Marvel 154,418
Feb-98 Uncanny X-Men 354 $1.99 Marvel 142,450
Mar-98 X-Men 75 $2.99 Marvel 146,013
Apr-98 Uncanny X-Men 356 $1.99 Marvel 149,541
May-98 Uncanny X-Men 357 $1.99 Marvel 142,959
Jun-98 Uncanny X-Men 358 $1.99 Marvel 143,673
Jul-98 Fathom 1 $2.50 Image 257,087
Aug-98 Battle Chasers 4 $2.50 Image 143,545
Sep-98 Uncanny X-Men 361 $1.99 Marvel 138,138
Oct-98 Uncanny X-Men 362 $1.99 Marvel 138,548
Nov-98 Uncanny X-Men 363 $1.99 Marvel 136,600
Dec-98 Witchblade Tomb Raider 1 $2.95 Image 190,720
Jan-99 Uncanny X-Men 366 $1.99 Marvel 139,010
Feb-99 Uncanny X-Men 367 $1.99 Marvel 130,872
Mar-99 Uncanny X-Men  368 $1.99 Marvel 131,418
Apr-99 Uncanny X-Men 369 $1.99 Marvel 129,900
May-99 Uncanny X-Men 370 $1.99 Marvel 127,164
Jun-99 Uncanny X-Men 371 $1.99 Marvel 125,608
Jul-99 Uncanny X-Men 372  $1.99  Marvel 123,144
Aug-99 Uncanny X-Men 373 $1.99 Marvel 116,274
Sep-99 Uncanny X-Men 374 $1.99 Marvel 110,737
Oct-99 Uncanny X-Men 375 $2.99 Marvel 114,868
Nov-99 Tomb Raider 1 $2.50 Image 189,455
Dec-99 X-Men 97 $1.99 Marvel 117,491
Jan-00 Uncanny X-Men 378 $1.99 Marvel 113,703
Feb-00 Uncanny X-Men 379 $1.99 Marvel 108,443
Mar-00 X-Men 100 $2.99 Marvel 144,878
Apr-00 Fathom 12 $2.50 Image 124,505
May-00 Uncanny X-Men 382 $2.25 Marvel 114,855
Jun-00 Uncanny X-Men 383 $2.99 Marvel 120,672
Jul-00 Spawn 100 $4.95 Image 143,493
Aug-00 Uncanny X-Men 385 $2.25 Marvel 109,829
Sep-00 Uncanny X-Men 386 $2.25 Marvel 111,873
Oct-00 Uncanny X-Men 387 $2.25 Marvel 113,696
Nov-00 Uncanny X-Men  388 $2.25 Marvel 110,874
Dec-00 Ultimate X-Men  1 $2.99 Marvel 117,085
Jan-01 X-Men  110 $2.25 Marvel 100,964
Feb-01 Uncanny X-Men 391 $2.25 Marvel 102,428
Mar-01 Ultimate X-Men 4 $2.25 Marvel 105,248
Apr-01 Ultimate X-Men 5 $2.25 Marvel 109,670
May-01 New X-Men 114 $2.25 Marvel 144,835
Jun-01 New X-Men 115 $2.25 Marvel 142,308
Jul-01 New X-Men 116 $2.25 Marvel 136,249
Aug-01 New X-Men 117 $2.25 Marvel 136,919
Sep-01 Wolverine: The Origin 1 $3.50 Marvel 135,651
Oct-01 Wolverine: The Origin 2 $3.50 Marvel 131,582
Nov-01 Wolverine: The Origin 4 $3.50 Marvel 168,460
Dec-01 Dark Knight Strikes Again 1 $7.95 DC 187,376
Jan-02 Wolverine: The Origin
6 $3.50 Marvel 179,251
Feb-02 Dark Knight Strikes Again 3 $7.95 DC 184,327
Mar-02 New X-Men 124 $2.25 Marvel 111,904
Apr-02 Transformers Generation One 1 $2.95 Dreamwave
128,202
May-02 Transformers Generation One 2 $2.95 Dreamwavee 124,093
Jun-02 Transformers Generation One 3 $2.95 Dreamwavee 141,118
Jul-02 Transformers Armada 1 $2.95 Dreamwavee 145,567
Aug-02 Transformers Generation One
5 $2.95 Dreamwave 131,119
Sep-02 Transformers Generation One 6 $2.95 Dreamwavee 127,550
Oct-02 Batman 608 $2.25 DC 120,945
Nov-02 Masters of the Universe 1 $2.95 Image 112,276
Dec-02 Ultimate War 1 $2.25 Marvel 131,829
Jan-03 Batman 611 $2.25 DC 129,377
Feb-03 Batman 612 $2.25 DC 145,400
Mar-03 Batman 613 $2.25 DC 133,628
Apr-03 Batman 614 $2.25 DC 153,556
May-03 Wolverine 1 $2.25 Marvel 157,739
Jun-03 Batman 616 $2.25 DC 141,988
Jul-03 Batman 617 $2.25 DC 145,998
Aug-03 Marvel 1602 1 $3.50 Marvel 152,528
Sep-03 Batman 619 $2.25 DC 235,122
Oct-03 Avengers/JLA 2 $5.95 DC 162,309
Nov-03 JLA/Avengers 3 $5.95 Marvel 147,938
Dec-03 Ultimate Fantastic Four 1 $2.25 Marvel 173,397
Jan-04 Ultimate Fantastic Four 2 $2.25 Marvel 126,729
Feb-04 New X-Men 153 $2.25 Marvel 113,848
Mar-04 Superman/Batman 8 $2.95 DC 146,907
Apr-04 Superman 204 $2.50 DC 231,424
May-04 Astonishing X-Men 1 $2.99 Marvel 209,289
Jun-04 Identity Crisis 1 $3.95 DC 163,117
Jul-04 Superman/Batman 11 $2.95 DC 143,720
Aug-04 Astonishing X-Men 4 $2.99 Marvel 145,546
Sep-04 Superman Batman 12 $2.95 DC  139,508
Oct-04 Identity Crisis 5 $3.95 DC 125,518
Nov-04 Superman Batman 13 $2.95 DC 157,944
Dec-04 New Avengers 1 $2.25 Marvel 240,734
Jan-05 New Avengers  2 $2.25 Marvel 153,443
Feb-05 New Avengers 3 $2.25 Marvel 149,041
Mar-05 DC Countdown To Infinite Crisis 1 $1.00 DC 199,456
Apr-05 New Avengers 5 $2.25 Marvel 162,384
May-05 Green Lantern 1 $3.50 DC 168,324
Jun-05 House of M  1 $2.99 Marvel 233,721
Jul-05 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 1 $2.99 DC 261,079
Aug-05 Justice 1 $2.99 DC 190,409
Sep-05 All Star Batman & Robin Boy Wonder 2 $2.99 DC 178,573
Oct-05 Infinite Crisis 1 $3.99 DC 249,107
Nov-05 Infinite Crisis 2 $3.99 DC 207,561
Dec-05 Infinite Crisis 3 $3.99 DC 188,855
Jan-06 Infinite Crisis 4 $3.99 DC 182,571
Feb-06 Astonishing X-Men 13 $2.99 Marvel 140,603
Mar-06 Infinite Crisis 5 $3.99 DC 201,830
Apr-06 Infinite Crisis 6 $3.99 DC 194,433
May-06 Civil War 1 $3.99 Marvel 260,706
Jun-06 Civil War 2 $2.99 Marvel 253,868
Jul-06 Civil War 3 $2.99 Marvel 290,672
Aug-06 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 212,178
Sep-06 Civil War 4 $2.99 Marvel 272,547
Oct-06 New Avengers 24 $2.99 Marvel 136,749
Nov-06 Civil War 5 $2.99 Marvel 272,584
Dec-06 Justice League of America 4 $2.99 DC 136,698
Jan-07 Civil War 6 $2.99 Marvel 259,251
Feb-07 Civil War 7 $2.99 Marvel 265,886
Mar-07 Captain America 25 $3.99 Marvel 290,497
Apr-07 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America Wolverine 0 $2.99 Marvel 157,131
May-07 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Captain America 0 $2.99 Marvel 169,972
Jun-07 World War Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 178,297
Jul-07 Thor 1 $2.99 Marvel 165,267
Aug-07 World War Hulk 3 $3.99 Marvel 151,513
Sep-07 World War Hulk 4 $3.99 Marvel 148,564
Oct-07 New Avengers 35 $2.99 Marvel 111,363
Nov-07 World War Hulk 5 $3.99 Marvel 145,769
Dec-07 Ultimates 3 1 $2.99 Marvel 131,322
Jan-08 Hulk 1 $2.99 Marvel 133,895
Feb-08 X-Force 1 $2.99 Marvel 105,084
Mar-08 Dark Tower: Long Road Home 1 $3.99 Marvel 123,803
Apr-08 Secret Invasion 1 $3.99 Marvel 250,213
May-08 Secret Invasion 2 $3.99 Marvel 182,390
Jun-08 Secret Invasion 3 $3.99 Marvel 175,670
Jul-08 Secret Invasion 4 $3.99 Marvel 175,423
Aug-08 Secret Invasion 5 $3.99 Marvel 165,871
Sep-08 Secret Invasion 6 $3.99 Marvel 164,393
Oct-08 Secret Invasion 7 $3.99 Marvel 154,656
Nov-08 Ultimatum 1 $3.99 Marvel 114,208
Dec-08 Secret Invasion 8 $3.99 Marvel 152,408
Jan-09 Amazing Spider-Man 583 $3.99 Marvel 352,847
Feb-09 Amazing Spider-Man 583 $3.99 Marvel 148,778
Mar-09 Dark Avengers 3 $3.99 Marvel 96,532
Apr-09 Detective Comics 853 $3.99 DC 104,099
May-09 New Avengers 53 $3.99 Marvel 94,367
Jun-09 Batman and Robin 1 $2.99 DC 168,539
Jul-09 Captain America Reborn 1 $3.99 Marvel 193,014
Aug-09 Blackest Night 2 $3.99 DC 145,938
Sep-09 Blackest Night 3 $3.99 DC 140,667
Oct-09 Blackest Night 4 $3.99 DC 137,086
Nov-09 Blackest Night* 5 $3.99 DC 144,868
Dec-09 Blackest Night  6 $3.99 DC 100,651
Jan-10 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108,484
Feb-10 Blackest Night  7 $3.99 DC 130,613
Mar-10 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135,059
Apr-10 Brightest Day  0 $3.99 DC 129,446
May-10 Avengers  1 $3.99 Marvel 163,867
Jun-10 New Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 129,084
Jul-10 X-Men  1 $3.99 Marvel 140,332
Aug-10 Brightest Day  7 $2.99 DC 93,459
Sep-10 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 104,414
Oct-10 Uncanny X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 95,639
Nov-10 Batman The Return 1 $4.99 DC 99,545
Dec-10 Batman The Dark Knight 1 $3.99 DC 89,985
Jan-11 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115,448
Feb-11 Green Lantern 62 $2.99 DC 71,517
Mar-11 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114,472
Apr-11 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128,595
May-11 Fear Itself 2 $3.99 Marvel 96,318
Jun-11 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159,355
Jul-11 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135,568
Aug-11 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171,344
Sep-11 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188,420
Oct-11 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180,709
Nov-11 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158,700
Dec-11 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142,248
Jan-12 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138,576
Feb-12 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135,374
Mar-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203,181
Apr-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158,650
May-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178,330
Jun-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190,705
Jul-12 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335,082
Aug-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 9
$3.99 Marvel 174,356
Sep-12 Avengers Vs X-Men 11
$3.99 Marvel 167,327
Oct-12 Uncanny Avengers 1
$3.99 Marvel 303,722
Nov-12 All-New X-Men 1
$3.99 Marvel 181,693
Dec-12 Amazing Spider-Man 700
$7.99 Marvel 200,966
Jan-13 Superior Spider-Man 1
$3.99 Marvel 188,182
Feb-13 Justice League of America 1
$3.99 DC 307,734
Mar-13 Guardians of the Galaxy 1
$3.99 Marvel 211,312
Apr-13 Batman 19
$3.99 DC 132,147
May-13 X-Men 1
$3.99 Marvel 177,633
Jun-13 Superman Unchained 1
$4.99 DC 251,456
Jul-13 Superman Unchained 2
$3.99 DC 165,754
Aug-13 Infinity 1
$4.99 Marvel 205,819
Sep-13 Forever Evil 1
$3.99 DC 139,976
Oct-13 Walking Dead 115
$2.99 DC 310,584
Nov-13 Batman 25
$4.99 DC 125,602
Dec-13 Origin II 1
$4.99 Marvel 131,724
Jan-14 Batman 27
$3.99 DC 115,492
Feb-14 Batman 28
$3.99 DC 114,089
Mar-14 Batman 29
$4.99 DC 116,926
Apr-14 Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3
1
$5.99 Marvel 532,586
May-14 Original Sin
1
$4.99 Marvel 147,045
Jun-14 Batman
32
$3.99 DC 130,077
Jul-14 Rocket Raccoon
1
$3.99 Marvel 293,913
Aug-14 Batman
34
$3.99 DC 112,186
Sep-14 Death of Wolverine
1
$4.99 Marvel 261,975

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