Exclusive: The 2010s' Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

Marvel Comics -- Star Wars #1Set after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Jason Aaron and John Cassaday's Star Wars #1, published in January 2015, relaunched Star Wars comics at Marvel Comics and scored the creators the best-selling comic book of the 2010s.

In total, Marvel Comics had five of the top ten best-selling comic books of the 2010s and 67 of the top 100. 2014's Amazing Spider-Man #1 from Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos ranked #3 for the decade, followed by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars #1 at #4, Slott and Stuart Immonen's Amazing Spider-Man #800 at #9, and Aaron and Mike Deodato's Star Wars: Vader Down#1 at #10.

DC Comics had three titles in the decade's top ten and 25 of the top 100. Detective Comics #1000, celebrating Batman's 80th-anniversary in 2019, was the publisher's top book at #2 for the decade. 2018's Action Comics #1000, celebrating Superman's 80th-anniversary, ranked #5 for the decade, and Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 from 2015 ranked #8.

BOOM! Studios' Bravest Warriors: Tales of Holo John #1, published in 2015, ranked #6 for the decade.

IDW Publishing's Orphan Black #1, published in 2015 and based on the popular BBC America television series, ranked #7 for the decade.

Image Comics had five titles in the top 100, led by 2012's The Walking Dead #100 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, and Cliff Rathburn at #16.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced from January 2010 to December 2019

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 STAR WARS #1 $4.99 AUG158711-M MARVEL COMICS
2 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 $9.99 JAN190542-M DC COMICS
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 ANMN $5.99 FEB140664-M MARVEL COMICS
4 SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 FEB150657-M MARVEL COMICS
5 ACTION COMICS #1000 $7.99 FEB180142-M DC COMICS
6 BRAVEST WARRIORS TALES HOLO JOHN #1 $4.99 MAR151109 BOOM! STUDIOS
7 ORPHAN BLACK #1 $3.99 DEC140468 IDW PUBLISHING
8 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #1 $5.99 SEP150179-M DC COMICS
9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 $9.99 MAR180831-M MARVEL COMICS
10 STAR WARS VADER DOWN #1 VDWN $4.99 SEP150827 MARVEL COMICS
11 BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #1 $3.99 AUG161297-M BOOM! STUDIOS
12 BATMAN #50 $4.99 MAY180450-M DC COMICS
13 CIVIL WAR II #1 $5.99 MAR160706-M MARVEL COMICS
14 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $5.99 JUN188072-M MARVEL COMICS
15 HARLEY QUINN #1 $2.99 JUN160218-M DC COMICS
16 WALKING DEAD #100 $3.99 MAY120469 IMAGE COMICS
17 WALKING DEAD #115 (MR) $2.99 AUG138407-M IMAGE COMICS
18 CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 AUG168089-M MARVEL COMICS
19 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $3.99 DEC120237-M DC COMICS
20 WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) $2.99 AUG140566-M IMAGE COMICS
21 BATMAN #1  $2.99 APR168195-M DC COMICS
22 MARVEL LEGACY #1 $5.99 JUL170991-M MARVEL COMICS
23 DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 AUG158716-M MARVEL COMICS
24 UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 NOW $3.99 AUG120550-M MARVEL COMICS
25 ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 JUL148182-M MARVEL COMICS
26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 MAY180784-M MARVEL COMICS
27 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 $3.99 JUL150698-M MARVEL COMICS
28 SPIDER-GWEN #1 $3.99 DEC140836-M MARVEL COMICS
29 BLACK PANTHER #1 $4.99 FEB168863-M MARVEL COMICS
30 DARK NIGHTS METAL #1 $4.99 NOV178094-M DC COMICS
31 ALL STAR BATMAN #1 $4.99 JUN160203-M DC COMICS
32 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 JUN140590-M MARVEL COMICS
33 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 OCT120626-M MARVEL COMICS
34 DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 SEP150699-M MARVEL COMICS
35 RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 AUG188395-M MARVEL COMICS
36 SPAWN #300 $7.99 JUN190014-M IMAGE COMICS
37 PRINCESS LEIA #1 $3.99 JAN150733-M MARVEL COMICS
38 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 $3.99 JAN120629-M MARVEL COMICS
39 X-MEN #1 DX $4.99 AUG190845-M MARVEL COMICS
40 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 AUG150700-M MARVEL COMICS
41 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 $4.99 APR130107-M DC COMICS
42 BLACK CAT #1 $4.99 APR190773-M MARVEL COMICS
43 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $3.99 JUL110188-M DC COMICS
44 BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 $4.99 OCT180464-M DC COMICS
45 DCEASED #1 $3.99 MAR190464-M DC COMICS
46 VENOM #1 $4.99 JUN188342-M MARVEL COMICS
47 DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 $2.99 APR160273-M DC COMICS
48 BATMAN #1 $2.99 AUG118063-M DC COMICS
49 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #798 $3.99 FEB180832-M MARVEL COMICS
50 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #1 $7.99 JUN190761-M MARVEL COMICS
51 SECRET WARS #2 $4.99 MAR150622-M MARVEL COMICS
52 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 APR170970-M MARVEL COMICS
53 IVX #1 $5.99 SEP160868-M MARVEL COMICS
54 SECRET WARS #3 $3.99 APR150692-M MARVEL COMICS
55 SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 APR150697-M MARVEL COMICS
56 BATMAN REBIRTH #1 $2.99 MAY168857-M DC COMICS
57 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 $3.99 JAN130647-M MARVEL COMICS
58 JOURNEY STAR WARS FASE #1 $3.99 JUL150767-M MARVEL COMICS
59 STAR WARS #2 $3.99 AUG158712-M MARVEL COMICS
60 SECRET WARS #5 $3.99 MAY150642-M MARVEL COMICS
61 STAR WARS #4 $3.99 DEC148489-M MARVEL COMICS
62 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 FEB138598-M MARVEL COMICS
63 MARVEL COMICS #1000 $9.99 JUN190842 MARVEL COMICS
64 INFINITY #1 $4.99 JUL138068-M MARVEL COMICS
65 ACTION COMICS #1 $3.99 JUL110201-M DC COMICS
66 HOUSE OF X #1 $5.99 MAY190690-M MARVEL COMICS
67 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 SWA $3.99 APR150750-M MARVEL COMICS
68 SPIDER-GWEN #1 $3.99 AUG150805-M MARVEL COMICS
69 SECRET WARS #6 $3.99 JUN150681-M MARVEL COMICS
70 SUICIDE SQUAD #1  $2.99 JUN160231-M DC COMICS
71 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #799 $3.99 FEB180836-M MARVEL COMICS
72 STAR WARS LANDO #1 $3.99 MAY150765-M MARVEL COMICS
73 CIVIL WAR II #0 $4.99 MAR168949-M MARVEL COMICS
74 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $3.99 APR180140-M DC COMICS
75 AVENGERS #1 NOW $3.99 SEP120526-M MARVEL COMICS
76 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 $3.99 JAN128269-M MARVEL COMICS
77 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 $3.99 APR120578-M MARVEL COMICS
78 BATMAN #2 $2.99 AUG110186-M DC COMICS
79 POWERS OF X #1 $5.99 MAY190703-M MARVEL COMICS
80 CIVIL WAR II #3 $4.99 APR160862-M MARVEL COMICS
81 JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 AUG110160 DC COMICS
82 WAR OF REALMS #1 $5.99 JAN190870-M MARVEL COMICS
83 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 $3.99 APR120572-M MARVEL COMICS
84 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2 $4.99 JUN188074-M DC COMICS
85 ALL NEW X-MEN #1 NOW $3.99 SEP120542-M MARVEL COMICS
86 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 $3.99 JAN128271-M MARVEL COMICS
87 X-MEN #1 NOW $3.99 FEB130497-M MARVEL COMICS
88 DARK NIGHTS METAL #6 $4.99 DEC170230-M DC COMICS
89 SPAWN #301 $4.99 JUL190084-M IMAGE COMICS
90 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $7.99 SEP180791-M MARVEL COMICS
91 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 $3.99 JAN128273-M MARVEL COMICS
92 JUSTICE LEAGUE SUICIDE SQUAD #1 $3.99 OCT160147-M DC COMICS
93 AGE OF ULTRON #1 $3.99 JAN130627-M MARVEL COMICS
94 STAR WARS #3 $3.99 JAN150742-M MARVEL COMICS
95 SECRET WARS #7 $3.99 JUL150723-M MARVEL COMICS
96 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 DEC120612-M MARVEL COMICS
97 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 $2.99 MAY160206-M DC COMICS
98 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAY120637-M MARVEL COMICS
99 SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 FEB190822-M MARVEL COMICS
100 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 $4.99 MAR168488-M MARVEL COMICS

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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.

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