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Spider-Man faces one of his greatest challenges — the emergence of spider-powers like his in a million New Yorkers — in the prelude to the "Spider-Island" storyline in Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli's Amazing Spider-Man #666 from Marvel Comics, July's best-selling comic book to comics and specialty retailers.

In July Marvel took five of the top ten spots on the sales charts including Amazing Spider-Man #666. At #2 for the month was Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven's Captain America #1 which returned Steve Rogers to the costume. Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's Fear Itself #4 ranked #3. Mark Waid, Paolo Manuel Rivera, and Marcos Martin restored Matt Murdock as the Man Without Fear in Daredevil #1, the month's #6 book. Finally, Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo's Avengers #15 ranked #8.

DC Comics also had five books in the top ten for July, with Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert's Flashpoint #3 leading the way at #4. "War of the Green Lanterns" came to its close in Green Lantern #67 from Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy, the month's #5 book. David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight #3 ranked #7, Tony Bedard and Miguel Sepulveda's War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #1 ranked #9, and Bedard and Tyler Kirkham's Green Lantern Corps #61 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy: The Fury #2 from Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo ranked #119 for July. IDW Publishing's top-selling title in July was The Rocketeer Adventures #3, which ranked #140 for the month. Finally, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #87 from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher's top book, ranked #51 for the month.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 263.83 MAY110632-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #666 $3.99 MAR
2 2 188.63 MAY110617-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $3.99 MAR
3 3 181.83 MAY110572-M FEAR ITSELF #4 $3.99 MAR
4 4 167.38 MAY110162-M FLASHPOINT #3 $3.99 DC 
5 11 145.02 APR110095-M GREEN LANTERN #67 $2.99 DC 
6 6 126.24 MAY110660-M DAREDEVIL #1 $3.99 MAR
7 15 122.20 DEC100194-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #3 $2.99 DC 
8 8 121.79 MAY110584 AVENGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
9 7 119.03 MAY110156-M WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #1 $3.99 DC 
10 16 118.39 APR110097-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #61 $2.99 DC 
11 5 113.51 MAY110676-M X-MEN SCHISM #1 $4.99 MAR
12 9 113.47 MAY110576 NEW AVENGERS #14 $3.99 MAR
13 20 112.73 MAY110158-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #62 $2.99 DC 
14 22 111.58 MAY110201-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #4 $2.99 DC 
15 12 111.33 MAY110592 UNCANNY X-MEN #540 $3.99 MAR
16 10 110.83 MAY110628-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #665 $3.99 MAR
17 14 108.70 MAY110593 UNCANNY X-MEN #541 $3.99 MAR
18 28 108.20 MAY110658 FF #6 $2.99 MAR
19 13 107.84 MAY110691-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #12 $3.99 MAR
20 27 107.37 MAY110204-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #25 $2.99 DC 
21 30 105.13 MAY110659 FF #7 $2.99 MAR
22 31 100.00 MAY110203 BATMAN #712 $2.99 DC 
23 43 99.61 MAY110624-M CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #620 $2.99 MAR
24 26 95.52 MAY110611-M ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #1 $3.99 MAR
25 35 93.58 MAY110160-M GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #12 $2.99 DC 
26 17 90.91 MAY110575 SECRET AVENGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
27 33 88.30 MAY110613-M ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #2 $3.99 MAR
28 21 87.87 MAY110679-M X-MEN SCHISM #2 $3.99 MAR
29 18 87.87 MAY110694-M X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
30 19 86.77 MAY110637 MIGHTY THOR #4 $3.99 MAR
31 34 86.59 MAY110615-M ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #3 $3.99 MAR
32 38 84.74 MAY110186-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59 $2.99 DC 
33 23 83.76 MAY110697-M X-MEN #15 $3.99 MAR
34 24 83.21 MAY110609-M ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #6 $3.99 MAR
35 25 81.95 MAY110682-M WOLVERINE #12 $3.99 MAR
36 40 80.50 MAY110687 X-MEN LEGACY #252 $2.99 MAR
37 32 80.39 MAY110568-M GHOST RIDER #1 $3.99 MAR
38 39 80.29 MAY110182-M BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING #2 $2.99 DC 
39 29 79.89 MAY110587 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #506 $3.99 MAR
40 41 79.32 MAY110166 FLASHPOINT BATMAN KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #2 $2.99 DC 
41 42 78.24 MAY110188-M ACTION COMICS #903 $2.99 DC 
42 46 77.08 MAY110581 FEAR ITSELF UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 $2.99 MAR
43 44 76.26 MAY110199 DETECTIVE COMICS #879 $2.99 DC 
44 45 75.09 MAY110200 DETECTIVE COMICS #880 $2.99 DC 
45 47 71.32 MAY110213-M SUPERMAN #713 $2.99 DC 
46 36 69.27 MAY110673-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #40 $3.99 MAR
47 49 68.31 MAY110630 VENOM #5 SPI $2.99 MAR
48 48 67.53 MAY110168 FLASHPOINT ABIN SUR THE GREEN LANTERN #2 $2.99 DC 
49 51 65.74 MAY110582 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #625 $2.99 MAR
50 37 65.72 MAY110670-M MOON KNIGHT #3 $3.99 MAR
51 52 62.52 MAY110534 WALKING DEAD #87 $2.99 IMA
52 53 60.97 MAY110181 FLASHPOINT HAL JORDAN #2 $2.99 DC 
53 54 60.36 MAY110180 FLASHPOINT PROJECT SUPERMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
54 59 59.52 MAY110596 FEAR ITSELF WOLVERINE #1 $2.99 MAR
55 55 59.32 MAY110174 FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #2 $2.99 DC 
56 62 59.00 MAY110599 HULK #37 $2.99 MAR
57 56 58.94 MAY110170 FLASHPOINT EMPEROR AQUAMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
58 66 58.70 MAY110577 FEAR ITSELF FF #1 $2.99 MAR
59 58 57.84 MAY110218-M WONDER WOMAN #613 $2.99 DC 
60 60 57.51 MAY110169 FLASHPOINT THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #2 $2.99 DC 
61 64 55.76 MAY110645-M HULK #36 $2.99 MAR
62 65 55.50 MAY110641-M INCREDIBLE HULKS #632 $2.99 MAR
63 63 55.26 MAY110165 BOOSTER GOLD #46 $2.99 DC 
64 68 54.42 MAY110688-M NEW MUTANTS #27 $2.99 MAR
65 70 54.12 MAY110594 THUNDERBOLTS #160 $2.99 MAR
66 72 53.52 MAY110578 FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #3 $2.99 MAR
67 69 53.42 MAY110179 FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #2 $2.99 DC 
68 67 53.30 MAY110210 RED ROBIN #25 $2.99 DC 
69 73 53.13 MAY110672 DEADPOOL #40 $2.99 MAR
70 74 52.96 MAY110643 INCREDIBLE HULKS #633 $2.99 MAR
71 71 52.74 MAY110212 BIRDS OF PREY #14 $2.99 DC 
72 87 52.28 MAY110588-M ALPHA FLIGHT #2 $2.99 MAR
73 76 51.63 MAY110217 SUPERMAN BATMAN #86 $2.99 DC 
74 77 51.60 MAY110223 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #53 $2.99 DC 
75 79 51.29 MAY110173 FLASHPOINT CITIZEN COLD #2 $2.99 DC 
76 81 50.94 MAY110175 FLASHPOINT DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #2 $2.99 DC 
77 85 50.85 MAY110690 NEW MUTANTS #28 $2.99 MAR
78 82 50.59 MAY110206-M BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #3 $2.99 DC 
79 50 50.35 MAY110651-M VENGEANCE #1 $3.99 MAR
80 84 50.10 MAY110167 FLASHPOINT SECRET SEVEN #2 $2.99 DC 
81 86 49.79 MAY110171 FLASHPOINT DEATHSTROKE THE CURSE OF RAVAGER #2 $2.99 DC 
82 83 49.76 MAY110222 GREEN ARROW #14 $2.99 DC 
83 95 49.39 MAY110591 AVENGERS ACADEMY #16 $2.99 MAR
84 90 48.59 MAY110177 FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #2 $2.99 DC 
85 91 48.25 MAY110699-M X-FACTOR #222 $2.99 MAR
86 92 47.88 MAY110685 X-23 #12 $2.99 MAR
87 94 47.76 MAY110597 FEAR ITSELF DEADPOOL #2 $2.99 MAR
88 93 47.27 MAY110176 FLASHPOINT LEGION OF DOOM #2 $2.99 DC 
89 98 46.51 MAY110172 FLASHPOINT FRANKENSTEIN CREATURES OF UNKNOWN #2 $2.99 DC 
90 105 45.16 MAY110684 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #11 $2.99 MAR
91 102 45.03 MAY110231 TEEN TITANS #98 $2.99 DC 
92 103 44.95 MAY110230 TEEN TITANS #97 $2.99 DC 
93 104 44.65 MAY110208 BATMAN BEYOND #7 $2.99 DC 
94 106 44.65 MAY110178 FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #2 $2.99 DC 
95 110 44.15 MAY110666-M SECRET WARRIORS #28 $2.99 MAR
96 107 44.02 MAY110209 BATGIRL #23 $2.99 DC 
97 119 43.13 MAY110579 BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT #521 $2.99 MAR
98 111 43.01 MAY110215 SUPERBOY #9 $2.99 DC 
99 61 42.93 MAY110600 FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #4 $3.99 MAR
100 114 42.40 MAY110221 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15 $2.99 DC 

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For retailers, Diamond offers the Top 300 Comics and Top 300 Graphic Novels sales charts on the Diamond Tools page of the Diamond Retailer Services website to provide more information about the industry's top selling publications.

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

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.