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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.

 

Items marked with daggers [†] included orders of more than 200,000 copies from Loot Crate.


300th Place TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1996-09Fantastic Four (Vol. 2)1$2.95Marvel313,980
1996-10X-Men59$1.95Marvel202,024
1996-11Superman: The Wedding Album Collector's Edition0$4.95DC227,686
1996-12Uncanny X-Men341$1.95Marvel190,955
1997-01X-Men62$1.95Marvel196,041
1997-02Uncanny X-Men343$1.95Marvel171,418
1997-03Superman (Collector's Edition)123$1.95DC213,481
1997-04Uncanny X-Men345$1.95Marvel179,378
1997-05Spawn62$1.95Image167,373
1997-06Uncanny X-Men346$1.99Marvel173,453
1997-07Uncanny X-Men347$1.99Marvel165,832
1997-08Spawn65$1.95Image165,234
1997-09Uncanny X-Men349$1.99Marvel163,170
1997-10Uncanny X-Men (prism etched cover)350$3.99Marvel171,453
1997-11Fantastic Four1$2.99Marvel209,793
1997-12Darkness11$2.50Image357,006
1998-01Uncanny X-Men353$1.99Marvel154,418
1998-02Uncanny X-Men354$1.99Marvel142,450
1998-03X-Men75$2.99Marvel146,013
1998-04Uncanny X-Men356$1.99Marvel149,541
1998-05Uncanny X-Men357$1.99Marvel142,959
1998-06Uncanny X-Men358$1.99Marvel143,673
1998-07Fathom1$2.50Image257,087
1998-08Battle Chasers4$2.50Image143,545
1998-09Uncanny X-Men361$1.99Marvel138,138
1998-10Uncanny X-Men362$1.99Marvel138,548
1998-11Uncanny X-Men363$1.99Marvel136,600
1998-12Witchblade Tomb Raider1$2.95Image190,720
1999-01Uncanny X-Men366$1.99Marvel139,010
1999-02Uncanny X-Men367$1.99Marvel130,872
1999-03Uncanny X-Men 368$1.99Marvel131,418
1999-04Uncanny X-Men369$1.99Marvel129,900
1999-05Uncanny X-Men370$1.99Marvel127,164
1999-06Uncanny X-Men371$1.99Marvel125,608
1999-07Uncanny X-Men372$1.99Marvel123,144
1999-08Uncanny X-Men373$1.99Marvel116,274
1999-09Uncanny X-Men374$1.99Marvel110,737
1999-10Uncanny X-Men375$2.99Marvel114,868
1999-11Tomb Raider1$2.50Image189,455
1999-12X-Men97$1.99Marvel117,491
2000-01Uncanny X-Men378$1.99Marvel113,703
2000-02Uncanny X-Men379$1.99Marvel108,443
2000-03X-Men100$2.99Marvel144,878
2000-04Fathom12$2.50Image124,505
2000-05Uncanny X-Men382$2.25Marvel114,855
2000-06Uncanny X-Men383$2.99Marvel120,672
2000-07Spawn100$4.95Image143,493
2000-08Uncanny X-Men385$2.25Marvel109,829
2000-09Uncanny X-Men386$2.25Marvel111,873
2000-10Uncanny X-Men387$2.25Marvel113,696
2000-11Uncanny X-Men 388$2.25Marvel110,874
2000-12Ultimate X-Men 1$2.99Marvel117,085
2001-01X-Men 110$2.25Marvel100,964
2001-02Uncanny X-Men391$2.25Marvel102,428
2001-03Ultimate X-Men4$2.25Marvel105,248
2001-04Ultimate X-Men5$2.25Marvel109,670
2001-05New X-Men114$2.25Marvel144,835
2001-06New X-Men115$2.25Marvel142,308
2001-07New X-Men116$2.25Marvel136,249
2001-08New X-Men117$2.25Marvel136,919
2001-09Wolverine: The Origin1$3.50Marvel135,651
2001-10Wolverine: The Origin2$3.50Marvel131,582
2001-11Wolverine: The Origin4$3.50Marvel168,460
2001-12Dark Knight Strikes Again1$7.95DC187,376
2002-01Wolverine: The Origin6$3.50Marvel179,251
2002-02Dark Knight Strikes Again3$7.95DC184,327
2002-03New X-Men124$2.25Marvel111,904
2002-04Transformers Generation One1$2.95Dreamwave128,202
2002-05Transformers Generation One2$2.95Dreamwave124,093
2002-06Transformers Generation One3$2.95Dreamwave141,118
2002-07Transformers Armada1$2.95Dreamwave145,567
2002-08Transformers Generation One5$2.95Dreamwave131,119
2002-09Transformers Generation One6$2.95Dreamwave127,550
2002-10Batman608$2.25DC120,945
2002-11Masters of the Universe1$2.95Image112,276
2002-12Ultimate War1$2.25Marvel131,829
2003-01Batman611$2.25DC129,377
2003-02Batman612$2.25DC145,400
2003-03Batman613$2.25DC133,628
2003-04Batman614$2.25DC153,556
2003-05Wolverine1$2.25Marvel157,739
2003-06Batman616$2.25DC141,988
2003-07Batman617$2.25DC145,998
2003-08Marvel 16021$3.50Marvel152,528
2003-09Batman619$2.25DC235,122
2003-10Avengers/JLA2$5.95DC162,309
2003-11JLA/Avengers3$5.95Marvel147,938
2003-12Ultimate Fantastic Four1$2.25Marvel173,397
2004-01Ultimate Fantastic Four2$2.25Marvel126,729
2004-02New X-Men153$2.25Marvel113,848
2004-03Superman/Batman8$2.95DC146,907
2004-04Superman204$2.50DC231,424
2004-05Astonishing X-Men1$2.99Marvel209,289
2004-06Identity Crisis1$3.95DC163,117
2004-07Superman/Batman11$2.95DC143,720
2004-08Astonishing X-Men4$2.99Marvel145,546
2004-09Superman Batman12$2.95DC 139,508
2004-10Identity Crisis5$3.95DC125,518
2004-11Superman Batman13$2.95DC157,944
2004-12New Avengers1$2.25Marvel240,734
2005-01New Avengers 2$2.25Marvel153,443
2005-02New Avengers3$2.25Marvel149,041
2005-03Countdown To Infinite Crisis1$1.00DC199,456
2005-04New Avengers5$2.25Marvel162,384
2005-05Green Lantern1$3.50DC168,324
2005-06House of M 1$2.99Marvel233,721
2005-07All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder1$2.99DC261,079
2005-08Justice1$2.99DC190,409
2005-09All Star Batman & Robin Boy Wonder2$2.99DC178,573
2005-10Infinite Crisis1$3.99DC249,107
2005-11Infinite Crisis2$3.99DC207,561
2005-12Infinite Crisis3$3.99DC188,855
2006-01Infinite Crisis4$3.99DC182,571
2006-02Astonishing X-Men13$2.99Marvel140,603
2006-03Infinite Crisis5$3.99DC201,830
2006-04Infinite Crisis6$3.99DC194,433
2006-05Civil War1$3.99Marvel260,706
2006-06Civil War2$2.99Marvel253,868
2006-07Civil War3$2.99Marvel290,672
2006-08Justice League of America1$3.99DC212,178
2006-09Civil War4$2.99Marvel272,547
2006-10New Avengers24$2.99Marvel136,749
2006-11Civil War5$2.99Marvel272,584
2006-12Justice League of America4$2.99DC136,698
2007-01Civil War6$2.99Marvel259,251
2007-02Civil War7$2.99Marvel265,886
2007-03Captain America25$3.99Marvel290,497
2007-04Fallen Son: Death of Captain America Wolverine0$2.99Marvel157,131
2007-05Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Captain America0$2.99Marvel169,972
2007-06World War Hulk1$3.99Marvel178,297
2007-07Thor1$2.99Marvel165,267
2007-08World War Hulk3$3.99Marvel151,513
2007-09World War Hulk4$3.99Marvel148,564
2007-10New Avengers35$2.99Marvel111,363
2007-11World War Hulk5$3.99Marvel145,769
2007-12Ultimates 31$2.99Marvel131,322
2008-01Hulk1$2.99Marvel133,895
2008-02X-Force1$2.99Marvel105,084
2008-03Dark Tower: Long Road Home1$3.99Marvel123,803
2008-04Secret Invasion1$3.99Marvel250,213
2008-05Secret Invasion2$3.99Marvel182,390
2008-06Secret Invasion3$3.99Marvel175,670
2008-07Secret Invasion4$3.99Marvel175,423
2008-08Secret Invasion5$3.99Marvel165,871
2008-09Secret Invasion6$3.99Marvel164,393
2008-10Secret Invasion7$3.99Marvel154,656
2008-11Ultimatum1$3.99Marvel114,208
2008-12Secret Invasion8$3.99Marvel152,408
2009-01Amazing Spider-Man583$3.99Marvel352,847
2009-02Amazing Spider-Man583$3.99Marvel148,778
2009-03Dark Avengers3$3.99Marvel96,532
2009-04Detective Comics853$3.99DC104,099
2009-05New Avengers53$3.99Marvel94,367
2009-06Batman and Robin1$2.99DC168,539
2009-07Captain America Reborn1$3.99Marvel193,014
2009-08Blackest Night2$3.99DC145,938
2009-09Blackest Night3$3.99DC140,667
2009-10Blackest Night4$3.99DC137,086
2009-11Blackest Night*5$3.99DC144,868
2009-12Blackest Night 6$3.99DC100,651
2010-01Siege1$3.99Marvel108,484
2010-02Blackest Night 7$3.99DC130,613
2010-03Blackest Night8$3.99DC135,059
2010-04Brightest Day 0$3.99DC129,446
2010-05Avengers 1$3.99Marvel163,867
2010-06New Avengers1$3.99Marvel129,084
2010-07X-Men 1$3.99Marvel140,332
2010-08Brightest Day 7$2.99DC93,459
2010-09Wolverine1$3.99Marvel104,414
2010-10Uncanny X-Force1$3.99Marvel95,639
2010-11Batman The Return1$4.99DC99,545
2010-12Batman The Dark Knight1$3.99DC89,985
2011-01Fantastic Four587$3.99Marvel115,448
2011-02Green Lantern62$2.99DC71,517
2011-03FF1$3.99Marvel114,472
2011-04Fear Itself1$3.99Marvel128,595
2011-05Fear Itself2$3.99Marvel96,318
2011-06Ultimate Spider-Man160$3.99Marvel159,355
2011-07Amazing Spider-Man666$3.99Marvel135,568
2011-08Justice League1$3.99DC171,344
2011-09Batman1$2.99DC188,420
2011-10Justice League2$3.99DC180,709
2011-11Justice League3$3.99DC158,700
2011-12Justice League4$3.99DC142,248
2012-01Justice League5$3.99DC138,576
2012-02Justice League6$3.99DC135,374
2012-03Avengers Vs X-Men1$3.99Marvel203,181
2012-04Avengers Vs X-Men2$3.99Marvel158,650
2012-05Avengers Vs X-Men4$3.99Marvel178,330
2012-06Avengers Vs X-Men6$3.99Marvel190,705
2012-07Walking Dead100$3.99Image335,082
2012-08Avengers Vs X-Men9$3.99Marvel174,356
2012-09Avengers Vs X-Men11$3.99Marvel167,327
2012-10Uncanny Avengers1$3.99Marvel303,722
2012-11All New X-Men1$3.99Marvel181,693
2012-12Amazing Spider-Man700$7.99Marvel200,966
2013-01Superior Spider-Man1$3.99Marvel188,182
2013-02Justice League of America1$3.99DC307,734
2013-03Guardians of the Galaxy1$3.99Marvel211,312
2013-04Batman19$3.99DC132,147
2013-05X-Men1$3.99Marvel177,633
2013-06Superman Unchained1$4.99DC251,456
2013-07Superman Unchained2$3.99DC165,754
2013-08Infinity1$4.99Marvel205,819
2013-09Forever Evil1$3.99DC139,976
2013-10Walking Dead115$2.99Image310,584
2013-11Batman25$4.99DC125,602
2013-12Origin II1$4.99Marvel131,724
2014-01Batman27$3.99DC115,492
2014-02Batman28$3.99DC114,089
2014-03Batman29$4.99DC116,926
2014-04Amazing Spider-Man‡1$5.99Marvel532,586
2014-05Original Sin1$4.99Marvel147,045
2014-06Batman32$3.99DC130,077
2014-07Rocket Raccoon†1$3.99Marvel293,913
2014-08Batman34$3.99DC112,186
2014-09Death of Wolverine1$4.99Marvel261,975
2014-10Walking Dead†132$2.99Image326,334
2014-11Amazing Spider-Man9$4.99Marvel135,280
2014-12Batman37$3.99DC113,255
2015-01Star Wars†1$4.99Marvel985,976
2015-02Orphan Black†1*$3.99IDW497,002
2015-03Princess Leia1$3.99Marvel253,655
2015-04Star Wars4$3.99Marvel203,817
2015-05Secret Wars1$4.99Marvel527,678
2015-06Secret Wars3$3.99Marvel218,136
2015-07Secret Wars4$3.99Marvel221,041
2015-08Secret Wars5$3.99Marvel204,416
2015-09Star Wars Shattered Empire1$3.99Marvel208,884
2015-10Invincible Iron Man1$3.99Marvel279,514
2015-11Dark Knight III Master Race1$5.99DC440,234
2015-12Secret Wars8$3.99Marvel169,667
2016-01Walking Dead150$2.99Image156,166
2016-02Dark Knight III: The Master Race3$5.99DC146,044
2016-03Batman52$5.99DC163,406
2016-04Black Panther1$4.99Marvel253,259
2016-05DC Universe Rebirth1$2.99DC235,791
2016-06Civil War II1$5.99Marvel381,737
2016-07Justice League1*$2.99DC209,187
2016-08Harley Quinn1*$2.99DC359,957
2016-09Batman6$2.99DC138,853
2016-10Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York1†$3.99Boom421,625
2016-11Batman10$2.99DC120,901
2016-12 Justice League/Suicide Squad 1 $3.99 DC 179,643






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