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Top Comic Books of the 21st Century
Estimated Sales of Comic Books to North American Comics Shops
based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

(This table is updated annually, once final sales are known for the year; however, sales for 2015's Star Wars #1 are reported to have topped 1 million copies.)

Items marked with a dagger include between 200,000 and 400,000 copies sold by the repackager Loot Crate.


Comic-book Title Issue Ship Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Star Wars† 1 Jan-15 $4.99 Marvel 1,073,000
2 Amazing Spider-Man 1 Apr-14 $5.99 Marvel 559,200
3 Secret Wars 1 May-15 $4.99 Marvel 550,500
4 Amazing Spider-Man 583 Jan-09 $3.99 Marvel 530,500
5 Bravest Warriors Tales Holo John† 1 May-15 $4.99 Boom 503,000
6 Orphan Black† 1 Feb-15 $3.99 IDW 502,000
7 Dark Knight III Master Race 1 Nov-15 $5.99 DC 449,100
8 Star Wars Vader Down 1 Nov-15 $4.99 Marvel 410,600
9 Walking Dead (including Chromium ed.) 100 Jul-12 $3.99 Image 384,800
10 Civil War 2 Jun-06 $2.99 Marvel 341,900
11 Civil War 3 Jul-06 $2.99 Marvel 337,000
12 Walking Dead 115 Oct-13 $2.99 Image 329,300
13 Civil War 1 May-06 $3.99 Marvel 328,500
14 Walking Dead† 132 Oct-14 $2.99 Image 326,300
15 Justice League of America 1 Feb-13 $3.99 DC 326,000
16 Captain America 25 Mar-07 $3.99 Marvel 317,700
17 Darth Vader 1 Feb-15 $4.99 Marvel 315,600
18 Rocket Raccoon† 1 Jul-14 $3.99 Marvel 311,000
19 Uncanny Avengers 1 Oct-12 $3.99 Marvel 305,900
20 Civil War 4 Sep-06 $2.99 Marvel 291,000
21 Spider-Gwen 1 Feb-15 $3.99 Marvel 288,600
22 Civil War 5 Nov-06 $2.99 Marvel 283,900
23 Invincible Iron Man 1 Oct-15 $3.99 Marvel 282,400
24 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 1 Jul-05 $2.99 DC 276,000
25 Civil War 7 Feb-07 $2.99 Marvel 274,500
26 Death of Wolverine 1 Sep-14 $4.99 Marvel 274,000
27 Princess Leia 1 Mar-15 $3.99 Marvel 271,000
28 Infinite Crisis 1 Oct-05 $3.99 DC 270,000
29 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 Mar-12 $3.99 Marvel 265,100
30 Civil War 6 Jan-07 $2.99 Marvel 263,800
31 Secret Invasion 1 Apr-08 $3.99 Marvel 263,000
32 Deadpool 1 Nov-15 $4.99 Marvel 261,800
33 Superman Unchained 1 Jun-13 $4.99 DC 259,100
34 Justice League (including Combo Pack) 1 Aug-11 $3.99 DC 255,400
35 Justice League of America 1 Aug-06 $3.99 DC 250,800
36 House of M  1 Jun-05 $2.99 Marvel 248,200
37 Amazing Spider-Man 1 Oct-15 $5.99 Marvel 247,600
38 Superman 204 Apr-04 $2.50 DC 244,100
39 Identity Crisis 1 Jun-04 $3.95 DC 242,900
40 New Avengers 1 Dec-04 $2.25 Marvel 241,500
41 Batman 619 Sep-03 $2.25 DC 235,100
42 Secret Wars 2 May-15 $4.99 Marvel 234,000
43 Secret Wars 3 Jun-15 $3.99 Marvel 230,000
44 Secret Wars 4 Jul-15 $3.99 Marvel 227,300
45 Infinite Crisis 2 Nov-05 $3.99 DC 225,600
46 Justice 1 Aug-05 $2.99 DC 223,900
47 Guardians of Galaxy 1 Mar-13 $3.99 Marvel 221,200
48 Star Wars 2 Feb-15 $3.99 Marvel 219,700
49 Infinite Crisis 3 Dec-05 $3.99 DC 218,800
50 Astonishing X-Men 1 May-04 $2.99 Marvel 218,300
51 Batman 1 Sep-11 $2.99 DC 218,000
52 Superior Spider-Man 1 Jan-13 $3.99 Marvel 216,700
53 Star Wars 4 Apr-15 $3.99 Marvel 216,300
54 Star Wars: Shattered Empire 1 Sep-15 $3.99 Marvel 215,200
55 Dark Tower Gunslinger Born 1 Feb-07 $3.99 Marvel 213,700
56 Superman 205 May-04 $2.50 DC 213,400
57 Infinite Crisis 4 Jan-06 $3.99 DC 211,000
58 Infinity 1 Aug-13 $4.99 Marvel 210,800
59 Infinite Crisis 6 Apr-06 $3.99 DC 208,000
60 Secret Wars 5 Aug-15 $3.99 Marvel 207,200
61 Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows 1 Jun-15 $3.99 Marvel 206,500
62 Blackest Night 1 Jul-09 $3.99 DC 205,500
63 Infinite Crisis 5 Mar-06 $3.99 DC 205,100
64 World War Hulk 1 Jun-07 $3.99 Marvel 204,700
65 Action Comics 1 Sep-11 $3.99 DC 204,000
66 Justice League (including Combo Pack) 2 Oct-11 $3.99 DC 201,900
67 Amazing Spider-Man 700 Dec-12 $7.99 Marvel 201,000
68 Star Wars Lando 1 Jul-15 $3.99 Marvel 200,400
69 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 Apr-12 $3.99 Marvel 200,300
70 Captain America Reborn 1 Jul-09 $3.99 Marvel 199,900
71 Secret Invasion 2 May-08 $3.99 Marvel 198,800
72 Spider-Gwen 1 Oct-15 $3.99 Marvel 198,800
73 Infinite Crisis 7 May-06 $3.99 DC 198,400
74 Superman/Batman 10 May-04 $2.95 DC 197,600
75 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 Jun-12 $3.99 Marvel 197,000
76 Thor 1 Jul-07 $2.99 Marvel 196,800
77 Secret Wars 6 Oct-15 $3.99 Marvel 193,200
78 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 Jun-12 $3.99 Marvel 192,200
79 JLA/Avengers 1 Sep-03 $5.95 Marvel 191,900
80 Batman and Robin 1 Jun-09 $2.99 DC 190,300
81 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 May-12 $3.99 Marvel 190,000
82 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Iron Man Jul-07 $2.99 Marvel 189,400
83 Dark Knight Strikes Again 1 Dec-01 $7.95 DC 188,700
84 Ultimate Fantastic Four 1 Dec-03 $2.25 Marvel 188,500
85 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 May-12 $3.99 Marvel 187,500
86 Avengers 1 Dec-12 $3.99 Marvel 187,000
87 Dark Knight Strikes Again 3 Feb-02 $7.95 DC 186,600
88 Secret Invasion 3 Jun-08 $3.99 Marvel 186,500
89 X-Men 1 May-13 $3.99 Marvel 186,300
90 Identity Crisis 2 Jul-04 $3.95 DC 185,300
91 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 2 Sep-05 $2.99 DC 185,000
92 All New X-Men 1 Nov-12 $3.99 Marvel 184,700
93 Star Wars 3 Mar-15 $3.99 Marvel 184,500
94 Age of Ultron 1 Mar-13 $3.99 Marvel 184,000
95 Uncanny X-Men 1 Feb-13 $3.99 Marvel 182,700
96 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 Jul-12 $3.99 Marvel 182,500
97 Green Lantern 1 May-05 $3.50 DC 180,500
98 Batman 2 Oct-11 $2.99 DC 179,600
99 Wolverine: The Origin 6 Jan-02 $3.50 Marvel 179,300
100 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 Jul-12 $3.99 Marvel 178,700
101 Green Lantern Rebirth 1 Oct-04 $2.95 DC 178,300
102 Wolverine: The Origin 5 Dec-01 $3.50 Marvel 178,200
103 Secret Wars 7 Nov-15 $3.99 Marvel 177,300
104 All Star Superman 1 Nov-05 $2.99 DC 176,700
105 Civil War 1 Jul-15 $4.99 Marvel 176,300
106 Secret Invasion 4 Jul-08 $3.99 Marvel 175,400
107 House of M  2 Jun-05 $2.99 Marvel 175,300
108 Avengers 1 May-10 $3.99 Marvel 175,100
109 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 Aug-12 $3.99 Marvel 174,800
110 Superman/Batman 12 Sep-04 $2.95 DC  173,600
111 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man 160 Jun-11 $3.99 Marvel 172,700
112 New Avengers 31 Jun-07 $2.99 Marvel 172,600
113 Green Lantern 1 Sep-11 $2.99 DC 172,300
114 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 Aug-12 $3.99 Marvel 172,100
115 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Captain America May-07 $2.99 Marvel 171,800
116 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 Oct-12 $4.99 Marvel 171,800
117 Death of Wolverine 4 Oct-14 $4.99 Marvel 170,800
118 Justice League (including Combo Pack) 3 Nov-11 $3.99 DC 170,800
119 Batman 13 Oct-12 $3.99 DC  170,500
120 Batman 612 Feb-03 $2.25 DC 169,700
121 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 Mar-12 $3.99 Marvel 169,700
122 Secret Wars 8 Dec-15 $3.99 Marvel 169,700
123 Secret Invasion 6 Sep-08 $3.99 Marvel 169,400
124 Justice League of America 0 Jul-06 $2.99 DC 169,200
125 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 Sep-12 $3.99 Marvel 169,100
126 Superman Unchained 2 Jul-13 $3.99 DC 168,800
127 Wolverine: The Origin 4 Nov-01 $3.50 Marvel 168,500
128 New Avengers 5 Apr-05 $2.25 Marvel 168,500
129 Dark Tower Gunslinger Born 2 Mar-07 $3.99 Marvel 168,200
130 Dark Knight Strikes Again 2 Jan-02 $7.95 DC 168,100
131 Avengers/JLA 2 Oct-03 $5.95 DC 167,300
132 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 3 Dec-05 $2.99 DC 166,200
133 Thor 1 Oct-14 $3.99 Marvel 166,200
134 Secret Invasion 5 Aug-08 $3.99 Marvel 165,900
135 Supergirl 1 Aug-05 $2.99 DC 165,600
136 World War Hulk 2 Jul-07 $3.99 Marvel 165,300
137 Batman 614 Apr-03 $2.25 DC 165,200
138 Star Wars 7 Jul-15 $3.99 Marvel 165,200
139 Identity Crisis 3 Aug-04 $3.95 DC 164,800
140 Justice League 12 Aug-12 $3.99 DC  164,800
141 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America Wolverine Apr-07 $2.99 Marvel 164,600
142 Wolverine Origins 1 Apr-06 $2.99 Marvel 164,200
143 Justice League of America 5 Dec-06 $2.99 DC 162,900
144 Superman 206 Jun-04 $2.50 DC 162,100
145 New Avengers  6 Jun-05 $2.25 Marvel 161,500
146 Blackest Night 2 Aug-09 $3.99 DC 161,400
147 Star Wars 6 Jun-15 $3.99 Marvel 161,200
148 Batman 14 Nov-12 $3.99 DC  161,000
149 Uncanny X-Men 500 Jul-08 $3.99 Marvel 160,800
150 Superman/Batman 1 Aug-03 $2.95 DC 160,700
151 Identity Crisis 4 Sep-04 $3.95 DC  160,400
152 All Star Batman & Robin The Boy Wonder 4 May-06 $2.99 DC 160,300
153 Batman 0 Sep-12 $3.99 DC  160,300
154 Ultimates 1 Jan-02 $2.25 Marvel 160,200
155 Wolverine 1 May-03 $2.25 Marvel 160,000
156 Amazing Spider-Man 544 Sep-07 $3.99 Marvel 159,100
157 New Avengers 7 Jul-05 $2.25 Marvel 158,700
158 Batman Superman 1 Jun-13 $3.99 DC 158,600
159 Batman 617 Jul-03 $2.25 DC 158,500
160 Justice League of America 2 Sep-06 $2.99 DC 158,500
161 Dark Knight III Master Race 2 Dec-15 $5.99 DC 158,200
162 Superman/Batman 13 Nov-04 $2.95 DC 157,900
163 House of M  4 Jul-05 $2.99 Marvel 157,900
164 Superman/Batman 9 Apr-04 $2.95 DC 157,500
165 Batman 615 May-03 $2.25 DC 157,400
166 Mighty Avengers 1 Mar-07 $3.99 Marvel 156,400
167 Action Comics 2 Oct-11 $3.99 DC 156,400
168 Identity Crisis 7 Dec-04 $3.95 DC 156,300
169 Astonishing X-Men 10 May-05 $2.99 Marvel 156,300
170 Batman 17 Feb-13 $3.99 DC 156,300
171 Identity Crisis 5 Oct-04 $3.95 DC 156,100
172 New Avengers 8 Aug-05 $2.50 Marvel 156,000
173 Amazing Spider-Man 539 Mar-07 $2.99 Marvel 156,000
174 Guardians Team-Up 1 Mar-15 $3.99 Marvel 155,500
175 New Avengers  2 Jan-05 $2.25 Marvel 155,400
176 New Avengers 23 Aug-06 $2.99 Marvel 155,300
177 Star Wars 5 May-15 $3.99 Marvel 155,000
178 New Avengers 4 Mar-05 $2.25 Marvel 154,900
179 New Avengers 21 Jun-06 $2.99 Marvel 154,900
180 Justice League of America 7 Apr-07 $3.50 DC 154,800
181 Original Sin 1 May-14 $4.99 Marvel 154,800
182 Batman 40 Apr-15 $4.99 DC 154,800
183 Secret War Book One
Feb-04 $3.99 Marvel 154,700
184 Secret Invasion 7 Oct-08 $3.99 Marvel 154,700
185 Ultimates 3 1 Dec-07 $2.99 Marvel 154,600
186 Batman 618 Aug-03 $2.25 DC 154,500
187 Detective Comics 1 Sep-11 $2.99 DC 154,400
188 JLA/Avengers 3 Nov-03 $5.95 Marvel 154,300
189 Identity Crisis 6 Nov-04 $3.95 DC 153,800
190 Amazing Spider-Man 500 (#59) Oct-03 $3.50 Marvel 153,300
191 Batman 3 Nov-11 $2.99 DC 153,300
192 Batman 616 Jun-03 $2.25 DC 153,000
193 Astonishing X-Men 4 Aug-04 $2.99 Marvel 152,800
194 House of M  3 Jul-05 $2.99 Marvel 152,800
195 Marvel 1602 1 Aug-03 $3.50 Marvel 152,500
196 Secret Invasion 8 Dec-08 $3.99 Marvel 152,400
197 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight 1 Mar-07 $2.99 Dark Horse 152,200
198 Final Crisis 1 May-08 $3.99 DC 151,700
199 Batman 15 Dec-12 $3.99 DC  151,600
200 World War Hulk 3 Aug-07 $3.99 Marvel 151,500
201 Ultimate Iron Man 1 Mar-05 $2.99 Marvel 150,700
202 Batman 16 Jan-13 $3.99 DC 150,500
203 Batman 21 Jun-13 $3.99 DC 150,300
204 Superman/Batman 11 Jul-04 $2.95 DC 149,900
205 Doctor Strange 1 Oct-15 $4.99 Marvel 149,800
206 Justice League (including Combo Pack) 4 Dec-11 $3.99 DC 149,300
207 Flash 1 Sep-11 $2.99 DC 149,100
208 New Avengers 3 Feb-05 $2.25 Marvel 149,000
209 Dark Tower Gunslinger Born 3 Apr-07 $3.99 Marvel 149,000
210 Death of Wolverine 2 Sep-14 $4.99 Marvel 148,900
211 Batman 5 Jan-12 $2.99 DC  148,800
212 Blackest Night* 5 Nov-09 $3.99 DC 148,700
213 Avengers/JLA 4 Mar-04 $5.95 DC 148,600
214 World War Hulk 4 Sep-07 $3.99 Marvel 148,600
215 Justice League of America 1 Jun-15 $5.99 DC 148,600
216 Justice League 5 Jan-12 $3.99 DC  148,500
217 Astonishing X-Men 13 Feb-06 $2.99 Marvel 148,200
218 New Avengers 9 Aug-05 $2.50 Marvel 147,500
219 DCU Brave New World 1 Jun-06 $1.00 DC 147,400
220 Star Wars 8 Aug-15 $3.99 Marvel 147,400
221 Death of Wolverine 3 Oct-14 $4.99 Marvel 147,200
222 Superman/Batman 8 Mar-04 $2.95 DC 146,900
223 Forever Evil 1 Sep-13 $3.99 DC 146,600
224 Fallen Son: Death of Captain America: Avengers Apr-07 $2.99 Marvel 146,500
225 Ultimates 2 1 Dec-04 $2.99 Marvel 146,300
226 Batman 613 Mar-03 $2.25 DC 146,200
227 Blackest Night 3 Sep-09 $3.99 DC 146,200
228 Fantastic Four 587 Jan-11 $3.99 Marvel 146,100
229 Fear Itself 1 Apr-11 $3.99 Marvel 146,000
230 World War Hulk 5 Nov-07 $3.99 Marvel 145,800
231 Transformers Armada 1 Jul-02 $2.95 Dreamwave 145,600
232 Amazing Spider-Man 538 Feb-07 $2.99 Marvel 145,400
233 Batman 41 Jun-15 $3.99 DC 145,300
234 Civil War Front Line 1 Jun-06 $2.99 Marvel 145,200
235 Justice League 6 Feb-12 $3.99 DC  145,200
236 X-Men 100 Mar-00 $2.99 Marvel 144,900
237 New X-Men 114 May-01 $2.25 Marvel 144,800
238 X-Men 1 Jul-10 $3.99 Marvel 144,700
239 New Avengers 10 Sep-05 $2.50 Marvel 144,400
240 Superman 1 Sep-11 $2.99 DC 144,400
241 Green Lantern 2 Oct-11 $2.99 DC 144,200
242 Batman 8 Apr-12 $3.99 DC  144,100
243 Justice 2 Oct-05 $3.50 DC 143,700
244 52 1 May-06 $2.50 DC 143,600
245 Spawn 100 Jul-00 $4.95 Image 143,500
246 Darth Vader 2 Feb-15 $3.99 Marvel 143,400
247 New Avengers 22 Jul-06 $2.99 Marvel 143,300
248 Justice League of America 3 Nov-06 $2.99 DC 143,300
249 Batman 18 Mar-13 $3.99 DC 143,200
250 Batman 611 Jan-03 $2.25 DC 142,500
251 House of M  5 Aug-05 $2.99 Marvel 142,500
252 X-Men 200 Jun-07 $3.99 Marvel 142,400
253 Deadpools Secret Secret Wars 1 May-15 $4.99 Marvel 142,400
254 New X-Men 115 Jun-01 $2.25 Marvel 142,300
255 Superior Spider-Man 31 Apr-14 $5.99 Marvel 141,800
256 Darth Vader 4 Apr-15 $3.99 Marvel 141,500
257 Blackest Night 8 Mar-10 $3.99 DC 141,400
258 Batman 9 May-12 $3.99 DC  141,400
259 Civil War Initiative
Mar-07 $4.99 Marvel 141,300
260 Transformers Generation One 3 Jun-02 $2.95 Dreamwave 141,100
261 New Avengers Illuminati Sp
Mar-06 $3.99 Marvel 140,900
262 Avengers and X-Men Axis 1 Oct-14 $4.99 Marvel 140,500
263 Superman 207 Jul-04 $2.50 DC 140,200
264 Blackest Night 4 Oct-09 $3.99 DC 140,200
265 Green Lantern Rebirth 2 Nov-04 $2.95 DC 140,000
266 Wonder Woman 1 Jun-06 $2.99 DC 139,900
267 Star Wars 13 Dec-15 $3.99 Marvel 139,900
268 Hulk 1 Jan-08 $2.99 Marvel 139,800
269 Dark Tower Gunslinger Born 4 May-07 $3.99 Marvel 139,500
270 Amazing Spider-Man 666 Jul-11 $3.99 Marvel 139,500
271 Superman Unchained 3 Aug-13 $3.99 DC 139,500
272 Uncanny X-Men 395 Jun-01 $2.25 Marvel 139,400
273 Captain America 34 Jan-08 $2.99 Marvel 139,200
274 Justice League of America 4 Dec-06 $2.99 DC 139,100
275 Justice League 7 Mar-12 $3.99 DC  139,000
276 Batman 6 Feb-12 $2.99 DC  138,300
277 Star Wars 9 Sep-15 $3.99 Marvel 138,200
278 House of M  6 Sep-05 $2.99 Marvel 138,100
279 Amazing Spider-Man 2 May-14 $3.99 Marvel 137,700
280 Siege 1 Jan-10 $3.99 Marvel 137,700
281 Marvel Knights Spider-Man 1 Apr-04 $2.99 Marvel 137,300
282 Amazing Spider-Man 533 Jun-06 $2.99 Marvel 137,300
283 Fallen Son Death of Captain America: Spider-Man Jun-07 $2.99 Marvel 137,200
284 Justice League of America 12 Aug-07 $3.50 DC 137,200
285 New X-Men 117 Aug-01 $2.25 Marvel 136,900
286 Batman 10 Jun-12 $3.99 DC  136,900
287 Captain America 600 Jun-09 $4.99 Marvel 136,800
288 New Avengers 24 Oct-06 $2.99 Marvel 136,700
289 Batman 7 Mar-12 $2.99 DC  136,700
290 New Avengers 25 Nov-06 $2.99 Marvel 136,500
291 Dark Avengers 1 Jan-09 $3.99 Marvel 136,500
292 Ultimate Origins 1 Jun-08 $2.99 Marvel 136,400
293 Blackest Night 7 Feb-10 $3.99 DC 136,400
294 New X-Men 116 Jul-01 $2.25 Marvel 136,200
295 Astonishing X-Men 2 Jun-04 $2.99 Marvel 136,200
296 Darth Vader 3 Mar-15 $3.99 Marvel 136,200
297 Uncanny X-Men 394 May-01 $2.25 Marvel 136,100
298 Star Wars 10 Oct-15 $3.99 Marvel 135,900
299 Origin 1 Sep-01 $3.50 Marvel 135,700
300 Amazing Spider-Man 9 Nov-14 $4.99 Marvel 135,700






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