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Charlotte Church -- Lasts, or EschatonThe Man of Steel faces one of his greatest challenges in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book to retailers in June.

In total, DC Entertainment had four of the month's top books. Greg Pak and Jae Lee's Batman/Superman #1 ranked #2. The "Batman: Zero Year" storyline kicked off in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #21. And in Justice League #21, the month's #6 book, the build-up to the Trinity War continued.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with six titles, led by Brian Michael Bendis' Age of Ultron #10, the shocking conclusion to Marvel's spring crossover event, at #4. Age of Ultron #9, the penultimate issue of the storyline, ranked #5. Dan Slott had two issues of Superior Spider-Man in the top ten; issue #11 ranked #7 and issue #12 ranked #8. All-New X-Men #12 ranked #9. Finally, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s Kick-Ass 3 #1 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #111 from Image Comics ranked #13 for the month.

Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda's Star Wars #6 from Dark Horse Comics ranked #45.

Finally, based on the top-rated animated series, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #8 ranked #66.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 176.97 APR130107-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 $4.99 DC 
2 2 100.96 APR130117-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 $3.99 DC 
3 3 100.00 APR130161-M BATMAN #21 $3.99 DC 
4 4 78.08 APR130589-M AGE OF ULTRON #10 $3.99 MAR
5 6 66.81 APR130586-M AGE OF ULTRON #9 $3.99 MAR
6 5 66.19 APR130137-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #21 $3.99 DC 
7 7 59.27 APR130603 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
8 8 57.95 APR130604 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
9 9 57.84 APR130600-M ALL NEW X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
10 24 54.92 MAR130713-M KICK-ASS 3 #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
11 10 54.65 APR130602 ALL NEW X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
12 12 53.23 MAR130620-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 $3.99 MAR
13 25 52.68 APR130577 WALKING DEAD #111 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 11 52.68 APR130598-M AVENGERS #14 $3.99 MAR
15 13 51.88 APR130620-M UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
16 14 51.81 APR130594-M AGE OF ULTRON #10AI $3.99 MAR
17 15 51.76 MAR130639-M X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
18 26 50.58 APR130181-M GREEN LANTERN #21 $2.99 DC 
19 17 50.56 APR130596 UNCANNY AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MAR
20 16 50.53 APR130127-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 $3.99 DC 
21 18 50.37 APR130607-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4 $3.99 MAR
22 19 48.30 APR130597 AVENGERS #13 $3.99 MAR
23 20 45.89 APR130170-M DETECTIVE COMICS #21 $3.99 DC 
24 31 42.65 APR130167 BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21 $2.99 DC 
25 21 42.32 APR130627-M NEW AVENGERS #7 $3.99 MAR
26 22 41.81 APR130611-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 MAR
27 23 41.40 APR130619 THANOS RISING #3 $3.99 MAR
28 38 38.08 APR130658-M DEADPOOL #11 $2.99 MAR
29 27 34.79 APR130664-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9 $3.99 MAR
30 28 34.57 APR130640-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #9 $3.99 MAR
31 45 34.21 APR130168-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #21 $2.99 DC 
32 47 34.00 APR130660 DEADPOOL #12 $2.99 MAR
33 39 33.93 APR130544-M JUPITERS LEGACY #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
34 48 33.80 APR130420-M LAZARUS #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
35 50 32.96 APR130141-M AQUAMAN #21 $2.99 DC 
36 30 32.93 APR130644-M WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 MAR
37 29 32.71 APR130150-M ACTION COMICS #21 $3.99 DC 
38 51 31.97 APR130184-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21 $2.99 DC 
39 32 31.25 APR130617-M IRON MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
40 53 31.17 APR130153-M SUPERMAN #21 $2.99 DC 
41 33 30.82 APR130636-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $3.99 MAR
42 34 30.75 APR130647-M WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 MAR
43 54 30.51 APR130179 NIGHTWING #21 $2.99 DC 
44 56 30.20 APR130147-M EARTH 2 #13 $2.99 DC 
45 55 30.13 APR130058 STAR WARS #6 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
46 35 29.99 APR130012-M TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1 $3.99 DAR
47 36 29.91 APR130652-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #6 $3.99 MAR
48 57 29.76 APR130186-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #21 $2.99 DC 
49 37 29.32 APR130687-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #31 $3.99 MAR
50 60 28.51 MAR130694 HAWKEYE #11 $2.99 MAR
51 40 28.42 APR130654 UNCANNY X-FORCE #7 $3.99 MAR
52 59 28.33 APR130177 BATGIRL #21 $2.99 DC 
53 41 28.00 APR130689 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #32 $3.99 MAR
54 42 27.76 MAR130566 EAST OF WEST #3 [*] $3.50 IMA
55 61 27.34 APR130143-M FLASH #21 $2.99 DC 
56 43 27.04 APR130649-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #9 $3.99 MAR
57 62 26.26 APR130188-M RED LANTERNS #21 $2.99 DC 
58 66 26.09 APR130629-M FANTASTIC FOUR #9 $2.99 MAR
59 67 25.79 APR130123-M LARFLEEZE #1 $2.99 DC 
60 46 25.72 APR130605-M NOVA #5 $3.99 MAR
61 49 25.41 APR130651 CABLE AND X-FORCE #10 $3.99 MAR
62 69 25.34 APR130145-M WONDER WOMAN #21 $2.99 DC 
63 72 25.22 APR130684 DAREDEVIL #27 $2.99 MAR
64 74 24.43 APR130206-M TEEN TITANS #21 $2.99 DC 
65 52 23.94 APR130675 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #24 $3.99 MAR
66 44 23.31 APR130364-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #8 $3.99 IDW
67 79 23.00 APR130633-M THUNDERBOLTS #10 $2.99 MAR
68 77 22.81 APR130180 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #21 $2.99 DC 
69 58 22.13 APR130624-M SECRET AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
70 83 21.69 APR130622-M YOUNG AVENGERS #6 $2.99 MAR
71 84 21.55 APR130635 THUNDERBOLTS #11 $2.99 MAR
72 86 21.16 MAR130654-M FF #8 $2.99 MAR
73 80 20.63 APR130250-M WAKE #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 DC 
74 78 20.58 APR130574-M TEN GRAND #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
75 228 20.07 APR130835-M BUBBLEGUN #1 $1.00 ASP
76 88 19.83 APR130173-M BATWOMAN #21 $2.99 DC 
77 65 19.49 APR130239-M ASTRO CITY #1 COVER A $3.99 DC 
78 68 19.35 APR130680-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #16 $3.99 MAR
79 90 18.95 APR130131-M GREEN ARROW #21 $2.99 DC 
80 71 18.86 APR130669 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #22 $3.99 MAR
81 91 18.59 APR130192 CONSTANTINE #4 $2.99 DC 
82 75 18.47 MAR130686-M DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #8 $3.99 MAR
83 73 18.31 APR130213 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #6 $3.99 DC 
84 94 18.20 APR130156 SUPERGIRL #21 $2.99 DC 
85 96 18.17 APR130149 WORLDS FINEST #13 $2.99 DC 
86 76 18.16 APR130666 A PLUS X #9 $3.99 MAR
87 101 18.11 APR130685 DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #1 $2.99 MAR
88 98 18.02 APR130176 CATWOMAN #21 $2.99 DC 
89 104 17.79 APR130642 AVENGERS ARENA #10 $2.99 MAR
90 64 17.75 APR130366-M MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #5 PINKIE PIE $3.99 IDW
91 103 17.73 APR130204 SWAMP THING #21 $2.99 DC 
92 105 17.36 APR130200 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21 $2.99 DC 
93 106 17.23 APR130643 AVENGERS ARENA #11 $2.99 MAR
94 70 17.08 APR130303-M X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 $3.99 IDW
95 107 16.89 APR130655 X-MEN LEGACY #12 $2.99 MAR
96 108 16.79 APR130191 ANIMAL MAN #21 $2.99 DC 
97 81 16.42 APR130690 ASTONISHING X-MEN #63 $3.99 MAR
98 110 16.12 APR130205 SUICIDE SQUAD #21 $2.99 DC 
99 113 16.02 APR130670 SCARLET SPIDER #18 $2.99 MAR
100 85 15.77 APR130208 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2 $3.99 DC 

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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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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, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

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.