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Top Comic Books of Decade: The 2010s

Estimated Sales of Comic Books to North American Comics Shops
based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


The first issue of Marvel's relaunched Star Wars series is the comic book ordered most by comics shops in North America so far in the decade of the 2010s, up through the end of 2015. The issue's sales include several hundred thousand copies purchased by the repackager Loot Crate, but its sales even without those are enough to make it the top title of the decade. Close to 100 different variant covers exist of the issue.

Comichron looked back at every month of comic-book orders reported by Diamond Comic Distributors, the exclusive retail agent for the largest publishers in the industry. The tables report Diamond's Top 300 comics from each month, as well as the number of copies ordered by its approximately 3,000 retail accounts.

These figures are for the comic book direct market only — the network of comic book stores that sell the lion's share of comic books in periodical form in North America. Sales of these comics on newsstands or by subscription are not included. Copies of titles repackaged by the bundling service Loot Crate are included only if Diamond distributed them to Loot Crate.

More after the charts:

 

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

Comic-book TitleIssueShippedPricePublisherEst. sales
1Star Wars†12015-05$4.99Marvel1,073,000
2Amazing Spider-Man12014-05$5.99Marvel559,200
3Secret Wars12015-05$4.99Marvel550,500
4Bravest Warriors Tales Holo John†12015-05$4.99Boom503,000
5Orphan Black†12015-05$3.99IDW502,000
6Dark Knight III Master Race12015-05$5.99DC449,100
7Star Wars Vader Down12015-05$4.99Marvel410,600
8Walking Dead (including Chromium ed.)1002012-01$3.99Image384,800
9Walking Dead1152013-06$2.99Image329,300
10Walking Dead†1322014-05$2.99Image326,300
11Justice League of America12013-07$3.99DC326,000
12Darth Vader12015-05$4.99Marvel315,600
13Rocket Raccoon†12014-05$3.99Marvel311,000
14Uncanny Avengers12012-05$3.99Marvel305,900
15Spider-Gwen12015-05$3.99Marvel288,600
16Invincible Iron Man12015-05$3.99Marvel282,400
17Death of Wolverine12014-05$4.99Marvel274,000
18Princess Leia12015-05$3.99Marvel271,000
19Avengers Vs X-Men12012-03$3.99Marvel265,100
20Deadpool12015-05$4.99Marvel261,800
21Superman Unchained12013-09$4.99DC259,100
22Justice League (including Combo Pack)12011-08$3.99DC255,400
23Amazing Spider-Man12015-05$5.99Marvel247,600
24Secret Wars22015-05$4.99Marvel234,000
25Secret Wars32015-05$3.99Marvel230,000
26Secret Wars42015-05$3.99Marvel227,300
27Guardians of Galaxy12013-07$3.99Marvel221,200
28Star Wars22015-05$3.99Marvel219,700
29Batman12011-02$2.99DC218,000
30Superior Spider-Man12013-10$3.99Marvel216,700
31Star Wars42015-05$3.99Marvel216,300
32Star Wars: Shattered Empire12015-05$3.99Marvel215,200
33Infinity12013-01$4.99Marvel210,800
34Secret Wars52015-05$3.99Marvel207,200
35Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows12015-05$3.99Marvel206,500
36Action Comics12011-04$3.99DC204,000
37Justice League (including Combo Pack)22011-08$3.99DC201,900
38Amazing Spider-Man7002012-06$7.99Marvel201,000
39Star Wars Lando12015-05$3.99Marvel200,400
40Avengers Vs X-Men22012-04$3.99Marvel200,300
41Spider-Gwen12015-05$3.99Marvel198,800
42Avengers Vs X-Men62012-06$3.99Marvel197,000
43Secret Wars62015-05$3.99Marvel193,200
44Avengers Vs X-Men52012-06$3.99Marvel192,200
45Avengers Vs X-Men32012-09$3.99Marvel190,000
46Avengers Vs X-Men42012-05$3.99Marvel187,500
47Avengers12012-08$3.99Marvel187,000
48X-Men12013-05$3.99Marvel186,300
49All New X-Men12012-05$3.99Marvel184,700
50Star Wars32015-05$3.99Marvel184,500
51Age of Ultron12013-02$3.99Marvel184,000
52Uncanny X-Men12013-05$3.99Marvel182,700
53Avengers Vs X-Men72012-01$3.99Marvel182,500
54Batman22011-04$2.99DC179,600
55Avengers Vs X-Men82012-03$3.99Marvel178,700
56Secret Wars72015-05$3.99Marvel177,300
57Civil War12015-05$4.99Marvel176,300
58Avengers12010-06$3.99Marvel175,100
59Avengers Vs X-Men92012-07$3.99Marvel174,800
60Ultimate Comics Spider-Man1602011-05$3.99Marvel172,700
61Green Lantern12011-05$2.99DC172,300
62Avengers Vs X-Men102012-05$3.99Marvel172,100
63Avengers Vs X-Men122012-07$4.99Marvel171,800
64Justice League (including Combo Pack)32011-07$3.99DC170,800
65Death of Wolverine42014-05$4.99Marvel170,800
66Batman132012-09$3.99DC 170,500
67Avengers Vs X-Men02012-07$3.99Marvel169,700
68Secret Wars82015-05$3.99Marvel169,700
69Avengers Vs X-Men112012-09$3.99Marvel169,100
70Superman Unchained22013-07$3.99DC168,800
71Thor12014-05$3.99Marvel166,200
72Star Wars72015-05$3.99Marvel165,200
73Justice League122012-02$3.99DC 164,800
74Star Wars62015-05$3.99Marvel161,200
75Batman142012-06$3.99DC 161,000
76Batman02012-07$3.99DC 160,300
77Batman Superman12013-09$3.99DC158,600
78Dark Knight III Master Race22015-05$5.99DC158,200
79Action Comics22011-06$3.99DC156,400
80Batman172013-05$3.99DC156,300
81Guardians Team-Up12015-05$3.99Marvel155,500
82Star Wars52015-05$3.99Marvel155,000
83Batman402015-05$4.99DC154,800
84Original Sin12014-05$4.99Marvel154,800
85Detective Comics12011-01$2.99DC154,400
86Batman32011-11$2.99DC153,300
87Batman152012-12$3.99DC 151,600
88Batman162013-01$3.99DC150,500
89Batman212013-07$3.99DC150,300
90Doctor Strange12015-05$4.99Marvel149,800
91Justice League (including Combo Pack)42011-06$3.99DC149,300
92Flash12011-09$2.99DC149,100
93Death of Wolverine22014-05$4.99Marvel148,900
94Batman52012-09$2.99DC 148,800
95Justice League of America12015-05$5.99DC148,600
96Justice League52012-06$3.99DC 148,500
97Star Wars82015-05$3.99Marvel147,400
98Death of Wolverine32014-05$4.99Marvel147,200
99Forever Evil12013-05$3.99DC146,600
100Fantastic Four5872011-02$3.99Marvel146,100
101Fear Itself12011-09$3.99Marvel146,000
102Batman412015-05$3.99DC145,300
103Justice League62012-07$3.99DC 145,200
104X-Men12010-04$3.99Marvel144,700
105Superman12011-09$2.99DC144,400
106Green Lantern22011-03$2.99DC144,200
107Batman82012-01$3.99DC 144,100
108Darth Vader22015-05$3.99Marvel143,400
109Batman182013-03$3.99DC143,200
110Deadpools Secret Secret Wars12015-05$4.99Marvel142,400
111Superior Spider-Man312014-05$5.99Marvel141,800
112Darth Vader42015-05$3.99Marvel141,500
113Batman92012-05$3.99DC 141,400
114Blackest Night82010-08$3.99DC141,400
115Avengers and X-Men Axis12014-05$4.99Marvel140,500
116Star Wars132015-05$3.99Marvel139,900
117Superman Unchained32013-08$3.99DC139,500
118Amazing Spider-Man6662011-07$3.99Marvel139,500
119Justice League72012-04$3.99DC 139,000
120Batman62012-08$2.99DC 138,300
121Star Wars92015-05$3.99Marvel138,200
122Siege12010-04$3.99Marvel137,700
123Amazing Spider-Man22014-05$3.99Marvel137,700
124Batman102012-04$3.99DC 136,900
125Batman72012-03$2.99DC 136,700
126Blackest Night72010-06$3.99DC136,400
127Darth Vader32015-05$3.99Marvel136,200
128Star Wars102015-05$3.99Marvel135,900
129Amazing Spider-Man92014-05$4.99Marvel135,700
130Action Comics32011-06$3.99DC135,500
131Extraordinary X-Men12015-05$4.99Marvel135,500
132Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles12015-05$3.99DC134,500
133Batman222013-07$3.99DC134,400
134Batman112012-08$3.99DC 134,400
135Justice League92012-09$3.99DC 134,200
136Justice League82012-05$3.99DC 134,000
137Batman42011-01$2.99DC133,800
138Batman322014-05$3.99DC132,700
139New Avengers12010-05$3.99Marvel132,500
140Origin II12013-09$4.99Marvel131,700
141Batman192013-07$3.99DC131,200
142Ultimate Comics Fallout42011-07$3.99Marvel130,700
143Batman232013-09$3.99DC130,300
144Brightest Day02010-04$3.99DC130,000
145All New All Different Avengers12015-05$4.99Marvel130,000
146Justice League102012-07$3.99DC 129,600
147Justice League02012-04$3.99DC 129,400
148Batman Futures End12014-05$3.99DC129,300
149Old Man Logan12015-05$4.99Marvel129,100
150Batman392015-05$3.99DC128,600
151Brightest Day12010-05$2.99DC128,500
152Convergence12015-05$4.99DC128,500
153Infinity22013-03$3.99Marvel128,400
154Batman The Dark Knight12011-05$2.99DC128,100
155Batman202013-05$3.99DC128,000
156Batman432015-05$3.99DC128,000
157Star Wars112015-05$3.99Marvel127,700
158Justice League112012-07$3.99DC 127,600
159Avengers24.NOW2013-08$4.99Marvel127,500
160Batman472015-05$3.99DC127,200
161Infinity32013-03$3.99Marvel127,000
162Captain America12012-01$3.99Marvel127,000
163Batman122012-08$3.99DC 126,800
164Batman252013-08$4.99DC126,700
165Uncanny X-Men6002015-05$5.99Marvel126,500
166FF12011-03$3.99Marvel126,100
167Batman242013-06$6.99DC125,600
168Star Wars122015-05$3.99Marvel125,100
169Chewbacca12015-05$3.99Marvel123,800
170All New Captain America12014-05$3.99Marvel123,600
171Green Lantern32011-04$2.99DC123,300
172Amazing Spider-Man42014-05$3.99Marvel123,100
173Star Wars: Shattered Empire22015-05$3.99Marvel122,600
174Thanos Rising12013-02$3.99Marvel122,400
175All New Wolverine12015-05$4.99Marvel122,400
176New Avengers12013-01$3.99Marvel121,900
177Wolverine12013-03$3.99Marvel121,800
178Convergence02015-05$4.99DC121,700
179Superior Spider-Man22013-08$3.99Marvel121,600
180Guardians of Infinity12015-05$4.99Marvel121,400
181Detective Comics22011-10$2.99DC121,000
182Guardians of the Galaxy12015-05$3.99Marvel120,800
183Batman332014-05$4.99DC120,700
184A-Force12015-05$3.99Marvel120,500
185Batman382015-05$3.99DC120,400
186Indestructible Hulk12012-11$3.99Marvel120,300
187Siege22010-02$3.99Marvel120,200
188Batman352014-05$4.99DC120,100
189Justice League162013-06$3.99DC120,000
190Darth Vader52015-05$3.99Marvel119,700
191Batman292014-05$4.99DC119,700
192Batman262013-08$3.99DC119,400
193Batman Return of Bruce Wayne12010-07$3.99DC119,400
194Harley Quinn02013-08$2.99DC119,200
195Deadpool12012-11$2.99Marvel119,000
196Batman422015-05$3.99DC118,700
197Amazing Spider-Man1.12014-05$3.99Marvel118,400
198Batman362014-05$3.99DC118,400
199Justice League132012-03$3.99DC 118,300
200Siege32010-05$3.99Marvel117,900
201Batman272014-05$3.99DC117,900
202Batman and Robin12011-08$2.99DC117,700
203Darth Vader132015-05$3.99Marvel117,600
204Iron Man12012-03$3.99Marvel117,400
205Thors12015-05$3.99Marvel117,300
206Spider-Gwen22015-05$3.99Marvel117,100
207Amazing Spider-Man72014-05$3.99Marvel117,000
208Age of Ultron102013-07$3.99Marvel116,800
209Age of Ultron22013-02$3.99Marvel116,800
210Darth Vader72015-05$3.99Marvel116,700
211Forever Evil22013-04$3.99DC116,500
212Justice League222013-09$3.99DC116,500
213Uncanny Avengers22012-03$3.99Marvel116,500
214Flash22011-02$2.99DC116,400
215Kanan12015-05$3.99Marvel116,200
216AVX Vs12012-08$3.99Marvel115,900
217Point One12011-06$5.99Marvel115,600
218Before Watchmen: Minutemen12012-03$3.99DC 115,500
219Amazing Spider-Man32014-05$3.99Marvel115,500
220Batman442015-05$4.99DC115,400
221Batman282014-05$3.99DC115,400
222Fantastic Four12012-04$2.99Marvel115,300
223Siege42010-05$3.99Marvel115,300
224Justice League152012-03$3.99DC 115,100
225Secret Avengers12010-05$3.99Marvel115,100
226X-Men Battle of Atom12013-07$3.99Marvel114,800
227Infinity42013-02$3.99Marvel114,000
228Amazing Spider-Man22015-05$3.99Marvel114,000
229Justice League142012-06$3.99DC 113,700
230Mighty Thor12015-05$4.99Marvel113,500
231Batman342014-05$3.99DC113,400
232Brightest Day22010-03$2.99DC113,300
233Batman372014-05$3.99DC113,300
234Amazing X-Men12013-11$3.99Marvel113,200
235Guardians of Galaxy52013-05$3.99Marvel113,200
236Avenging Spider-Man12011-09$3.99Marvel113,200
237Batman7002010-06$4.99DC113,100
238Action Comics42011-05$3.99DC112,800
239Sandman Overture12013-07$4.99DC112,700
240Incredible Hulk12011-07$3.99Marvel112,700
241Darth Vader62015-05$3.99Marvel112,600
242Batman Eternal12014-05$2.99DC112,400
243Uncanny X-Men12011-11$3.99Marvel112,300
244Before Watchmen: Comedian12012-08$3.99DC 112,000
245Batman302014-05$3.99DC111,800
246Thor God of Thunder12012-01$3.99Marvel111,600
247Jupiters Legacy12013-06$2.99Image111,300
248Green Lantern502010-06$3.99DC110,400
249Batman452015-05$3.99DC110,000
250Deadpool Vs Thanos12015-05$3.99Marvel110,000
251Batman (Riddler)23.22013-03$3.99DC109,900
252Age of Ultron32013-06$3.99Marvel109,900
253Flashpoint52011-03$3.99DC109,900
254Star Wars: Shattered Empire42015-05$3.99Marvel109,900
255Star Wars: Shattered Empire32015-05$3.99Marvel109,600
256Princess Leia22015-05$3.99Marvel109,500
257Batman (Joker)23.12013-09$3.99DC109,400
258Superior Spider-Man32013-07$3.99Marvel109,400
259Harley Quinn Futures End12014-05$3.99DC109,400
260Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre12012-06$3.99DC 109,300
261Batman Annual12012-06$4.99DC 109,300
262Batman312014-05$3.99DC109,300
263Princess Leia32015-05$3.99Marvel109,200
264Fear Itself22011-01$3.99Marvel108,800
265Batgirl12011-05$2.99DC108,400
266Before Watchmen: Nite Owl12012-06$3.99DC 108,300
267Savage Wolverine12013-01$3.99Marvel108,200
268Infinity52013-01$3.99Marvel108,000
269Avengers Assemble12012-03$3.99Marvel107,900
270Batman462015-05$3.99DC107,800
271Aquaman12011-09$2.99DC107,700
272Wolverine12010-04$3.99Marvel107,700
273A Plus X12012-06$3.99Marvel107,600
274Justice League172013-06$3.99DC107,400
275Flash12010-08$3.99DC107,400
276Superman Unchained42013-11$3.99DC107,300
277Action Comics52012-08$3.99DC 107,100
278Forever Evil32013-11$3.99DC107,000
279Justice League232013-08$3.99DC106,700
280Brightest Day32010-06$2.99DC106,500
281Detective Comics152012-07$3.99DC 106,400
282Harley Quinn Annual12014-05$5.99DC106,000
283Original Sin22014-05$3.99Marvel105,600
284Avengers352014-05$4.99Marvel105,500
285Amazing Spider-Man52014-05$3.99Marvel105,100
286Earth 212012-06$3.99DC 104,700
287Amazing Spider-Man112014-05$3.99Marvel104,700
288Batman Annual22013-05$4.99DC104,500
289Age of Ultron42013-09$3.99Marvel104,200
290Green Lantern42011-12$2.99DC104,200
291Captain America12011-07$3.99Marvel104,000
292Fear Itself32011-05$3.99Marvel103,700
293Wolverine and X-Men12011-03$3.99Marvel103,600
294Justice League192013-07$3.99DC103,500
295Green Lantern532010-04$2.99DC103,300
296Detective Comics52012-08$2.99DC 103,200
297Avengers22010-06$3.99Marvel103,000
298Batman Superman22013-07$3.99DC102,700
299Batman Return of Bruce Wayne22010-02$3.99DC102,600
300Mighty Avengers12013-09$3.99Marvel102,500


Items on the table are listed in the months in which they first made the Diamond chart — following the links to the individual months' pages shows what those comics sold initially, since later reorders pop up in the months that follow.

And as this is a periodical ranking, it doesn't get into bound collected editions and graphic novels, or digital sales.

—John Jackson Miller


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