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To save his family and friends from the rampage of the Green Goblin, Peter Parker gave his life and made the ultimate sacrifice in Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley's Ultimate Spider-Man #160 from Marvel Comics, June's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had a strong month in JUne, taking seven of the top ten spots on the month's sales charts. Fear Itself #3, the latest chapter of Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's crossover event, was the number two best-selling book for the month. Avengers #14, from Bendis and Chris Bachalo and a Fear Itself crossover issue, ranked #4. Jonathan Hickman and Barry Kitson's FF #5 ranked #5; Bendis, Mike Deodato, and Howard Chaykin's New Avengers #13 ranked #6; Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #663 ranked #7; and Slott, Christos Gage, and Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #664 ranked #10.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles, led by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert's Flashpoint #2, the second part of this summer's crossover event, which ranked #3 for the month. Also in the top ten were Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's Batman Incorporated #7 at #8 and Judd Winick and Guillem March's Batman and Robin #24 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy: The Fury #1, the debut issue of a new series from Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo, ranked #117 for June. IDW Publishing's top-selling title in June was The Rocketeer Adventures #2, which ranked #147 for the month. Finally, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #86 from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher's top book, ranked #52 for the month.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2011

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 300.03 APR110569-M ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160 $3.99 MAR
2 2 180.03 APR110534-M FEAR ITSELF #3 $3.99 MAR
3 3 164.75 APR110101-M FLASHPOINT #2 $3.99 DC
4 4 120.61 APR110539 AVENGERS #14 $3.99 MAR
5 18 110.94 APR110612-M FF #5 $2.99 MAR
6 5 108.60 APR110574 NEW AVENGERS #13 $3.99 MAR
7 6 107.39 APR110595 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #663 $3.99 MAR
8 21 105.64 MAR110294-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #7 $2.99 DC
9 24 103.52 APR110159-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #24 $2.99 DC
10 8 103.19 APR110597 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #664 $3.99 MAR
11 9 102.20 APR110637-M UNCANNY X-MEN #539 $3.99 MAR
12 25 101.53 APR110099-M GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #11 $2.99 DC
13 10 100.39 APR110636 UNCANNY X-MEN #538 $3.99 MAR
14 11 100.16 APR110657-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #11 $3.99 MAR
15 26 100.00 APR110153 BATMAN #711 $2.99 DC
16 27 97.77 APR110142-M BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH THE SEARCH #1 $2.99 DC
17 12 97.46 APR110565-M ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #159 $3.99 MAR
18 13 93.95 APR110549-M SECRET AVENGERS #14 FEAR $3.99 MAR
19 14 90.59 APR110584-M MIGHTY THOR #3 $3.99 MAR
20 37 88.21 APR110547-M ALPHA FLIGHT #1 $3.99 MAR
21 15 86.20 APR110642-M X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
22 30 85.56 APR110146-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58 $2.99 DC
23 33 84.97 APR110106 FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1 $2.99 DC
24 7 84.86 APR110652 X-MEN LEGACY #250 $4.99 MAR
25 16 84.34 APR110577-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #619 $3.99 MAR
26 17 84.09 APR110644-M X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
27 34 81.86 APR110653 X-MEN LEGACY #251 $2.99 MAR
28 20 80.59 APR110567-M ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #5 $3.99 MAR
29 19 80.35 APR110639 WOLVERINE #10 $3.99 MAR
30 22 79.69 APR110553 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #505 FEAR $3.99 MAR
31 35 79.00 APR110148-M ACTION COMICS #902 $2.99 DC
32 23 78.72 APR110640 WOLVERINE #11 $3.99 MAR
33 36 78.35 APR110110 FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #1 $2.99 DC
34 39 74.19 APR110136 FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #1 $2.99 DC
35 40 73.71 APR110152 DETECTIVE COMICS #878 $2.99 DC
36 42 73.33 APR110600-M VENOM #4 $2.99 MAR
37 43 71.63 APR110134 FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #1 $2.99 DC
38 45 70.34 APR110165-M SUPERMAN #712 $2.99 DC
39 28 69.90 APR110632 ASTONISHING X-MEN #39 $3.99 MAR
40 46 68.47 APR110122 FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1 $2.99 DC
41 47 68.45 APR110112 FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1 $2.99 DC
42 48 68.34 APR110114 FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1 $2.99 DC
43 50 67.47 APR110552 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #624 FEAR $2.99 MAR
44 29 66.52 APR110622 MOON KNIGHT #2 $3.99 MAR
45 31 65.39 AUG100552 ULTIMATE COMICS X #5 $3.99 MAR
46 53 64.29 APR110132 FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1 $2.99 DC
47 56 62.26 APR110108 FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #1 $2.99 DC
48 57 62.07 APR110120 FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #1 $2.99 DC
49 58 62.04 APR110124 FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1 $2.99 DC
50 60 61.29 APR110139 FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1 $2.99 DC
51 61 60.60 APR110116 FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE THE CURSE OF RAVAGER #1 $2.99 DC
52 59 60.60 APR110524 WALKING DEAD #86 (MR) $2.99 IMA
53 63 58.98 APR110128 FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1 $2.99 DC
54 65 58.83 APR110126 FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #1 $2.99 DC
55 64 58.63 MAR110291 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #2 $2.99 DC
56 66 58.13 MAR110315-M WONDER WOMAN #611 $2.99 DC
57 67 57.78 APR110170-M WONDER WOMAN #612 $2.99 DC
58 68 57.44 APR110118 FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #1 $2.99 DC
59 38 57.36 APR110573 AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #6 $3.99 MAR
60 71 56.93 APR110543 FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #2 $2.99 MAR
61 70 56.54 APR110130 FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1 $2.99 DC
62 73 55.34 APR110586 HULK #34 $2.99 MAR
63 72 55.06 MAR110266 GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL HAL JORDAN #1 $2.99 DC
64 41 54.80 APR110594 CARNAGE #5 $3.99 MAR
65 75 54.59 APR110161 BIRDS OF PREY #13 $2.99 DC
66 44 54.07 APR110626-M SHIELD #1 $3.99 MAR
67 78 53.73 APR110587 HULK #35 $2.99 MAR
68 76 53.55 APR110156 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #3 $2.99 DC
69 82 53.51 APR110554 THUNDERBOLTS #158 FEAR $2.99 MAR
70 80 53.47 APR110634-M DEADPOOL #39 $2.99 MAR
71 77 53.41 APR110163 RED ROBIN #24 $2.99 DC
72 79 53.39 APR110140 FLASHPOINT GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1 $2.99 DC
73 83 53.15 APR110538 FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #1 $2.99 MAR
74 85 52.77 APR110590 INCREDIBLE HULKS #630 $2.99 MAR
75 90 52.43 APR110661 NEW MUTANTS #26 $2.99 MAR
76 89 52.36 APR110633 DEADPOOL #38 $2.99 MAR
77 86 52.30 APR110157-M BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #2 $2.99 DC
78 87 51.93 APR110168 SUPERMAN BATMAN #85 $2.99 DC
79 88 51.87 APR110179 GREEN ARROW #13 $2.99 DC
80 32 51.71 APR110555 THUNDERBOLTS #159 FEAR $4.99 MAR
81 92 51.69 APR110591 INCREDIBLE HULKS #631 $2.99 MAR
82 93 51.32 APR110650 X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #3 $2.99 MAR
83 91 51.20 APR110178 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #52 $2.99 DC
84 96 50.02 APR110651 X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #4 $2.99 MAR
85 98 49.66 APR110545 AVENGERS ACADEMY #15 $2.99 MAR
86 95 49.61 APR110138 FLASHPOINT GRODD OF WAR #1 $2.99 DC
87 97 49.30 APR110105 BOOSTER GOLD #45 $2.99 DC
88 51 49.03 APR110933-M KIRBY GENESIS #1 $3.99 DE
89 99 48.92 APR110649 X-23 #11 $2.99 MAR
90 54 48.46 APR110541 FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #3 $3.99 MAR
91 100 48.00 MAR110263 GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL KILOWOG #1 $2.99 DC
92 55 47.15 APR110588 INCREDIBLE HULKS ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
93 103 46.93 APR110659 X-FACTOR #220 $2.99 MAR
94 101 46.86 MAR110264 GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL ABIN SUR #1 $2.99 DC
95 105 46.75 APR110617 GHOST RIDER #0 POINT ONE $2.99 MAR
96 102 46.71 MAR110265 GREEN LANTERN MOVIE PREQUEL TOMAR RE #1 $2.99 DC
97 106 46.55 APR110646 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #10 $2.99 MAR
98 104 46.17 APR110160 BATMAN BEYOND #6 $2.99 DC
99 107 46.13 APR110660 X-FACTOR #221 $2.99 MAR
100 108 45.26 APR110167 SUPERBOY #8 $2.99 DC

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

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 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.