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Exclusive: August's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

Marvel Comics -- Fantastic Four #1Johnny Storm's search for Reed Richards and Sue Storm continues while Ben Grimm proposes to Alicia Masters in Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, Simone Bianchi, Skottie Young, and Marte Gracia's Fantastic Four #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of August.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten. In addition to Fantastic Four #1, Garry Duggan and Mike Deodato’s Infinity Wars #1 ranked #2; Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn’s Amazing Spider-Man #3 ranked #5 and Spencer, Ottley and Rathburn’s Amazing Spider-Man #4 ranked at #7.

DC Entertainment had six titles in the top ten, led by Tom King and Lee Weeks’ Batman #52 at #3, followed by King and Weeks’ Batman #53 at #4. The Sandman Universe #1, a special one-shot launching Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Universe titles written by Si Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard and Dan Watters, ranked #6 with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado’s Superman #2 ranked #8. Justice League #5, by James Tynion IV, Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza ranked #9, while Justice League #6 by Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #182 was their top book at #14; IDW Publishing's Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1, a co-production with Oni Press, ranked #65; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1 was BOOM! Studios' best-selling book at #94; Dark Horse Comics' Seeds ranked #154, and Dynamite Entertainment's top book, Project Superpowers #1, ranked #175.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $5.99 JUN180762-M MARVEL COMICS
2 INFINITY WARS #1 $5.99 JUN180789-M MARVEL COMICS
3 BATMAN #52 $3.99 JUN180463-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 BATMAN #53 $3.99 JUN180465-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 JUN180856-M MARVEL COMICS
6 SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 (MR) $4.99 JUN180422-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 JUN180858-M MARVEL COMICS
8 SUPERMAN #2 $3.99 JUN180537-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 $3.99 JUN180507-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $3.99 JUN180509-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 PUNISHER #1 $4.99 JUN180809-M MARVEL COMICS
12 INFINITY WARS #2 $4.99 JUN180799-M MARVEL COMICS
13 VENOM FIRST HOST #1 $3.99 JUN180823-M MARVEL COMICS
14 WALKING DEAD #182 (MR) $3.99 JUN180268-M IMAGE COMICS
15 CATWOMAN #2 $3.99 JUN180471-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 VENOM #5 $3.99 JUN180862-M MARVEL COMICS
17 ACTION COMICS #1002 $3.99 JUN180453-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99 JUN180847-M MARVEL COMICS
19 AVENGERS #6 $3.99 JUN180841-M MARVEL COMICS
20 EXTERMINATION #1 $4.99 JUN180780-M MARVEL COMICS
21 FLASH #52 $3.99 JUN180485-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 DETECTIVE COMICS #986 $2.99 JUN180480-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 THOR #4 $3.99 JUN180839-M MARVEL COMICS
24 DETECTIVE COMICS #987 $2.99 JUN180482-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE DEAD ENDS #1 $4.99 JUN180835 MARVEL COMICS
26 FLASH #53 $3.99 JUN180487-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 STAR WARS #52 $3.99 JUN180944-M MARVEL COMICS
28 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #19 $3.99 JUN180947-M MARVEL COMICS
29 TONY STARK IRON MAN #3 $3.99 JUN180848-M MARVEL COMICS
30 IMMORTAL HULK #4 $3.99 JUN180851-M MARVEL COMICS
31 COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2 $3.99 JUN180869-M MARVEL COMICS
32 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2 $3.99 JUN180511-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
33 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #20 $3.99 JUN180949 MARVEL COMICS
34 EXTERMINATION #2 $3.99 JUN180785-M MARVEL COMICS
35 DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 JUN180936-M MARVEL COMICS
36 WEB OF VENOM VE NAM #1 $4.99 JUN180831-M MARVEL COMICS
37 MISTER MIRACLE #10 (MR) $3.99 MAY180530-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #1 $3.99 JUN180437-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
39 X-MEN RED #7 $3.99 JUN180921-M MARVEL COMICS
40 BATGIRL #25 $4.99 MAY180477-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #1 $3.99 JUN180827-M MARVEL COMICS
42 ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #1 $3.99 JUN180420-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 WONDER WOMAN #52 $3.99 JUN180550-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 JOKER DAFFY DUCK SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN180449-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 DIE DIE DIE #2 (MR) $3.99 MAY189797 IMAGE COMICS
46 BLACK PANTHER #3 $3.99 MAY180880-M MARVEL COMICS
47 WONDER WOMAN #53 $3.99 JUN180552-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 WEST COAST AVENGERS #1 $4.99 JUN180804-M MARVEL COMICS
49 DEATHSTROKE #34 $3.99 JUN180478-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
50 WEAPON H #6 $3.99 JUN180919-M MARVEL COMICS
51 X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2 $4.99 JUN180906-M MARVEL COMICS
52 CABLE DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN180833-M MARVEL COMICS
53 X-23 #3 $3.99 JUN180915-M MARVEL COMICS
54 X-MEN GOLD #33 $3.99 JUN180908 MARVEL COMICS
55 ASTONISHING X-MEN #14 $3.99 JUN180912-M MARVEL COMICS
56 HARLEY QUINN GOSSAMER SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN180446-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 $3.99 JUN180876-M MARVEL COMICS
58 PEARL #1 (MR) $3.99 JUN180430-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #2 $3.99 JUN180829-M MARVEL COMICS
60 DOCTOR STRANGE #4 $3.99 JUN180881-M MARVEL COMICS
61 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE MYSTERY MADRIPOOR #4 $3.99 JUN180902-M MARVEL COMICS
62 X-MEN GOLD #34 $3.99 JUN180909 MARVEL COMICS
63 TEEN TITANS #21 $3.99 JUN180540-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 STAR WARS BECKETT #1 $4.99 JUN180941-M MARVEL COMICS
65 RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #1 $3.99 JUN180636-M IDW PUBLISHING
66 TITANS #24 $3.99 JUN180544-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 MAGIC ORDER #3 (MR) [*] $3.99 JUN180199-M IMAGE COMICS
68 AQUAMAN #39 $3.99 JUN180458-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 DEATH OF INHUMANS #2 $3.99 JUN180894-M MARVEL COMICS
70 OLD MAN LOGAN #45 $3.99 JUN180917 MARVEL COMICS
71 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #4 $3.99 JUN180898-M MARVEL COMICS
72 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #50 $3.99 JUN180495-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 MR AND MRS X #2 $3.99 JUN180928-M MARVEL COMICS
74 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #9 $3.99 JUN180885-M MARVEL COMICS
75 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #6 (MR) $3.99 JUN180206 IMAGE COMICS
76 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #4 $3.99 JUN180904-M MARVEL COMICS
77 HARLEY QUINN #47 $3.99 JUN180497-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 OLD MAN LOGAN #46 $3.99 JUN180918 MARVEL COMICS
79 ASTONISHING X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN180910-M MARVEL COMICS
80 CATWOMAN TWEETY & SYLVESTER SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN180444-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 HARLEY QUINN #48 $3.99 JUN180499-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 SUPERGIRL #21 $3.99 JUN180441-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
83 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN SECOND GENESIS #2 $5.99 JUN180896-M MARVEL COMICS
84 X-MEN BLUE #33 $3.99 JUN180924 MARVEL COMICS
85 SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN180865-M MARVEL COMICS
86 SUICIDE SQUAD #45 $3.99 JUN180456-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 X-MEN BLUE #34 $3.99 JUN180925 MARVEL COMICS
88 HUNT FOR WOLVERINE CLAWS OF KILLER #4 $3.99 JUN180900-M MARVEL COMICS
89 DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 JUN180870-M MARVEL COMICS
90 HAWKMAN #3 $3.99 JUN180501-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #23 $3.99 JUN180950-M MARVEL COMICS
92 NIGHTWING #47 $3.99 JUN180520-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 BATGIRL #26 $3.99 JUN180460-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
94 MMPR SHATTERED GRID #1 $7.99 JUN181222-M BOOM! STUDIOS
95 LEX LUTHOR PORKY PIG SPECIAL #1 $4.99 JUN180451-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 SPAWN #288 $2.99 MAY180268-M IMAGE COMICS
97 SCARLET #1 (MR) $3.99 JUN180433-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #308 $3.99 JUN180855 MARVEL COMICS
99 GREEN LANTERNS #52 $3.99 JUN180491-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 GREEN LANTERNS #53 $3.99 JUN180493-M DC ENTERTAINMENT

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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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