Exclusive: August's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Entertainment's Dark Nights: Metal #1The Justice League learns of the threat posed by the Dark Multiverse and Batman makes an unexpected ally in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #1, the first chapter of DC Entertainment's 2017 event and the best-selling comic book of August 2017.

DC Entertainment had three titles among the top ten. In addition to Dark Nights: Metal, Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #28, the fourth chapter of "The War of Jokes and Riddles," ranked #2, and King and Janin's Batman #29, the fifth chapter of the storyline, ranked #3.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Nick Spencer, and David Marquez's Secret Empire #10, the final of Marvel's summer event, at #4; followed by Tom Taylor and Ramon Rosanas' Generations: All-New Wolverine/Wolverine #1 at #5; Spencer and Daniel Acuna's Secret Empire #8 at #6; Spencer and Leinil Francis Yu's Secret Empire #9 at #7; Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar's Generations: The Mighty Thor/The Unworthy Thor #1 at #8; Aaron and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars #34 at #9; and Aaron and Larroca's Star Wars #35 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #170 was Image Comics' top book for August at #11. P. Craig Russell and Bo Hampton's Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #6 was Dark Horse Comics' top book #105. Finally, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #73 was their top book at #158.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 $4.99 JUN170232-M DC
2 BATMAN #28 $2.99 JUN170252-M DC
3 BATMAN #29 $2.99 JUN170254-M DC
4 SECRET EMPIRE #10 $4.99 JUN170877-M MAR
5 GENERATIONS WOLVERINE & ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 JUN170857-M MAR
6 SECRET EMPIRE #8 $4.99 JUN170865-M MAR
7 SECRET EMPIRE #9 $4.99 JUN170871-M MAR
8 GENERATIONS UNWORTHY THOR & MIGHTY THOR #1 $4.99 JUN170842-M MAR
9 STAR WARS #34 $3.99 JUN171015-M MAR
10 STAR WARS #35 $3.99 JUN171018-M MAR
11 WALKING DEAD #170 (MR) $2.99 JUN170815 IMA
12 STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #1 $3.99 JUN171002-M MAR
13 GENERATIONS BANNER HULK & TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 $4.99 JUN170853-M MAR
14 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #4 $3.99 JUN171023-M MAR
15 ALL STAR BATMAN #13 $4.99 JUN170241-M DC
16 GENERATIONS PHOENIX & JEAN GREY #1 $4.99 JUN170848-M MAR
17 DETECTIVE COMICS #962 $2.99 JUN170264-M DC
18 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #31 $3.99 JUN170893-M MAR
19 FLASH #28 $2.99 JUN170268-M DC
20 DETECTIVE COMICS #963 $2.99 JUN170266-M DC
21 FLASH #29 $2.99 JUN170270-M DC
22 ASTONISHING X-MEN #2 $3.99 JUN170983-M MAR
23 JUSTICE LEAGUE #26 $2.99 JUN170291-M DC
24 INHUMANS ONCE FUTURE KINGS #1 $3.99 JUN170903-M MAR
25 JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 $2.99 JUN170293-M DC
26 SUPERMAN #29 $2.99 JUN170317-M DC
27 SUPERMAN #28 $2.99 JUN170315-M DC
28 GENERATIONS HAWKEYE & HAWKEYE #1 $4.99 JUN170861-M MAR
29 X-MEN GOLD #9 $3.99 JUN170987 MAR
30 STAR WARS ROGUE ONE CASSIAN & K2SO SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN171012-M MAR
31 X-MEN GOLD #10 $3.99 JUN170988 MAR
32 WONDER WOMAN #28 $2.99 JUN170329-M DC
33 SPIDER-MEN II #2 $3.99 JUN170926-M MAR
34 SAGA #46 (MR) $2.99 JUN170796 IMA
35 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 JUN170924-M MAR
36 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #4 $3.99 JUN170929-M MAR
37 OLD MAN LOGAN #27 $3.99 JUN170991 MAR
38 WONDER WOMAN #29 $2.99 JUN170331-M DC
39 ACTION COMICS #985 $2.99 JUN170237-M DC
40 ACTION COMICS #986 $2.99 JUN170239-M DC
41 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #5 $3.99 JUN170931-M MAR
42 CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 $4.99 JUN170884-M MAR
43 X-MEN BLUE #9 $3.99 JUN170890 MAR
44 HARLEY QUINN #25 $3.99 JUN170285-M DC
45 X-MEN BLUE #10 $3.99 JUN170996 MAR
46 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #3 $3.99 JUN170997-M MAR
47 MIGHTY THOR #22 $3.99 JUN170921-M MAR
48 TITANS #14 $3.99 JUN170325-M DC
49 HARLEY QUINN #26 $2.99 JUN170287-M DC
50 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #11 $3.99 JUN171010-M MAR
51 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #4 $3.99 JUN170999-M MAR
52 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN171008-M MAR
53 WEAPON X #7 $3.99 JUN170993 MAR
54 SUICIDE SQUAD #23 $2.99 JUN170308-M DC
55 SUPER SONS #7 $3.99 JUN170319-M DC
56 NIGHTWING #26 $2.99 JUN170301-M DC
57 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #20 $3.99 JUN170938-M MAR
58 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12 $2.99 JUN170295-M DC
59 SUICIDE SQUAD #24 $2.99 JUN170310-M DC
60 MISTER MIRACLE #1 $3.99 JUN170336-M DC
61 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #18 $3.99 JUN171021-M MAR
62 TEEN TITANS #11 $3.99 JUN170323-M DC
63 NIGHTWING #27 $2.99 JUN170303-M DC
64 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13 $2.99 JUN170297-M DC
65 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #1 $3.99 JUN170338-M DC
66 DEADPOOL #35 SE $3.99 JUN170901-M MAR
67 AVENGERS #10 $3.99 JUN170897-M MAR
68 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26 $2.99 JUN170281-M DC
69 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #27 $2.99 JUN170283-M DC
70 DEFENDERS #4 $3.99 JUN170949-M MAR
71 VENOM #153 $3.99 JUN170933-M MAR
72 SPIDER-MAN #19 $3.99 JUN170935-M MAR
73 TRINITY #12 $3.99 JUN170327-M DC
74 GREEN LANTERNS #28 $2.99 JUN170277-M DC
75 GREEN LANTERNS #29 $2.99 JUN170280-M DC
76 DOCTOR STRANGE #24 $3.99 JUN170891-M MAR
77 AQUAMAN #27 $3.99 JUN170244-M DC
78 BATMAN THE SHADOW #5 $3.99 JUN170344-M DC
79 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #23 $3.99 JUN170992 MAR
80 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10 $3.99 JUN170915-M MAR
81 SUPERGIRL #12 $3.99 JUN170312-M DC
82 ROBOTECH #1 $3.99 MAY171806-M TTN
83 GREEN ARROW #28 $2.99 JUN170272-M DC
84 GREEN ARROW #29 $2.99 JUN170274-M DC
85 THANOS #10 $3.99 JUN170981-M MAR
86 BLACK PANTHER #17 $3.99 JUN170968-M MAR
87 DAREDEVIL #25 $3.99 JUN170948 MAR
88 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 $3.99 JUN170305-M DC
89 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #22 $3.99 JUN170917 MAR
90 UNCANNY AVENGERS #26 $3.99 JUN170923 MAR
91 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #11 $3.99 JUN170914 MAR
92 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7 $3.99 JUN170972-M MAR
93 CHAMPIONS #11 $3.99 JUN170899-M MAR
94 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #10 $3.99 JUN170941 MAR
95 DEATHSTROKE #22 $3.99 JUN170262-M DC
96 SEVEN TO ETERNITY #8 $3.99 MAY170713-M IMA
97 CABLE #4 $3.99 JUN171001 MAR
98 TRUE BELIEVERS KIRBY 100TH INTRODUCING MIGHTY THOR #1 $1.00 JUN171032 MAR
99 JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #5 $3.99 JUN170354 DC
100 JESSICA JONES #11 $3.99 JUN170955-M MAR

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable. This month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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