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Top 100 Comics: May 2015

The Final Incursion threatens the multiverse with collapse in Marvel Comics' Secret Wars #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic, the best-selling comic book of May.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven titles among the top ten, including Secret Wars #2 at #3; Jason Aaron and John Cassaday's Star Wars #5 at #4; Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1 at #5; G. Willow Wilson's A-Force #1, introducing an all-women Avengers team, at #6; Old Man Logan #1 at #7; and Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca's Darth Vader #5 at #8.

BOOM! Studios' Bravest Warriors: Tales of the Holo John #1 ranked #2 for the month.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten — Covergence #5 at #9 and Convergence #6 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead ranked #21 for the month and was Image Comics' best-selling comic in May. Chuck Palahniuk returned to the world of Fight Club with artist Cameron Stewart for Fight Club #1, Dark Horse Comics' top book in May at #25. And finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #30 ranked #112 and was the publisher's best-selling book for the month.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 530.05 FEB150650-M SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 MAR
2 3 504.99 MAR151109-M BRAVEST WARRIORS TALES HOLO JOHN #1 $4.99 BOO
3 2 211.75 MAR150618-M SECRET WARS #2 $4.99 MAR
4 5 147.51 MAR150683-M STAR WARS #5 $3.99 MAR
5 4 132.43 MAR150644-M DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #1 $4.99 MAR
6 10 115.04 MAR150665-M A-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR
7 6 114.70 MAR150656-M OLD MAN LOGAN #1 $4.99 MAR
8 9 113.53 MAR150688-M DARTH VADER #5 $3.99 MAR
9 8 103.68 MAR150155-M CONVERGENCE #5 [*] $3.99 DC
10 11 101.84 MAR150159-M CONVERGENCE #6 [*] $3.99 DC
11 7 100.00 MAR150167-M CONVERGENCE #8 [*] $4.99 DC
12 12 99.92 MAR150163-M CONVERGENCE #7 [*] $3.99 DC
13 16 95.56 MAR150652-M INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 $3.99 MAR
14 15 88.73 MAR150700-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 $3.99 MAR
15 17 86.97 MAR150705-M SPIDER-GWEN #4 $3.99 MAR
16 14 86.61 MAR150723-M THOR #8 $3.99 MAR
17 24 83.47 MAR150719-M ANT-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
18 13 76.88 MAR150676-M SPIDER-VERSE #1 $4.99 MAR
19 19 75.60 MAR150632-M ULTIMATE END #1 $3.99 MAR
20 18 73.20 MAR150672-M PLANET HULK #1 $4.99 MAR
21 26 69.24 MAR150613 WALKING DEAD #141 (MR) $2.99 IMA
22 20 67.79 MAR150638-M SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
23 21 65.25 MAR150685-M KANAN LAST PADAWAN #2 $3.99 MAR
24 27 61.58 MAR150177-M CONVERGENCE HARLEY QUINN #2 $3.99 DC
25 22 60.03 MAR150014-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #1 $3.99 DAR
26 25 57.22 MAR150627-M INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #1 $3.99 MAR
27 33 55.70 MAR150179-M CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 DC
28 40 55.49 MAR150590 SAGA #28 (MR) $2.99 IMA
29 23 53.67 MAR150295-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #5 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
30 39 50.50 MAR150175-M CONVERGENCE BATMAN & ROBIN #2 $3.99 DC
31 31 49.53 MAR150742-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #27 $3.99 MAR
32 41 48.42 MAR150193-M CONVERGENCE BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT #2 $3.99 DC
33 42 48.00 MAR150239-M CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #2 $3.99 DC
34 43 47.11 MAR150187-M CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN #2 $3.99 DC
35 32 47.01 MAR150650-M INFERNO #1 $3.99 MAR
36 34 46.89 FEB150713-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
37 38 46.44 MAR150661-M SECRET WARS 2099 #1 $3.99 MAR
38 35 45.47 FEB150819 UNCANNY X-MEN #34 $3.99 MAR
39 44 45.08 MAR150181-M CONVERGENCE NIGHTWING ORACLE #2 $3.99 DC
40 36 44.81 MAR150641-M SECRET WARS JOURNAL #1 $3.99 MAR
41 37 44.51 MAR150704 SILK #4 $3.99 MAR
42 81 41.84 MAR150468-M INJECTION #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
43 48 41.54 MAR150173-M CONVERGENCE BATGIRL #2 $3.99 DC
44 28 40.80 MAR150694-M UNCANNY AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1 $4.99 MAR
45 50 40.53 MAR150199-M CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN PARALLAX #2 $3.99 DC
46 52 40.00 MAR150221-M CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #2 $3.99 DC
47 51 39.89 MAR150215-M CONVERGENCE FLASH #2 $3.99 DC
48 54 39.79 MAR150185-M CONVERGENCE SPEED FORCE #2 $3.99 DC
49 56 39.05 MAR150229-M CONVERGENCE WONDER WOMAN #2 $3.99 DC
50 46 38.26 MAR150713-M ALL NEW HAWKEYE #3 $3.99 MAR
51 57 38.09 MAR150231-M CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #2 $3.99 DC
52 59 37.78 MAR150203-M CONVERGENCE SUICIDE SQUAD #2 $3.99 DC
53 60 37.68 MAR150223-M CONVERGENCE NEW TEEN TITANS #2 $3.99 DC
54 61 36.87 MAR150213-M CONVERGENCE BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #2 $3.99 DC
55 63 36.04 MAR150189-M CONVERGENCE TITANS #2 $3.99 DC
56 53 35.55 MAR150729-M HOWARD THE DUCK #3 $3.99 MAR
57 55 34.41 JAN150724 WYTCHES #6 (MR) $3.99 IMA
58 58 34.10 MAR150773 RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
59 66 33.34 MAR150211-M CONVERGENCE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2 $3.99 DC
60 68 33.13 MAR150247-M CONVERGENCE SHAZAM #2 $3.99 DC
61 67 33.07 MAR150201-M CONVERGENCE JUSTICE LEAGUE INTL #2 $3.99 DC
62 30 32.81 MAR150690-M AVENGERS VS #1 $5.99 MAR
63 70 32.70 MAR150191-M CONVERGENCE AQUAMAN #2 $3.99 DC
64 102 32.33 MAR150709-M MS MARVEL #15 $2.99 MAR
65 72 32.30 MAR150197-M CONVERGENCE GREEN ARROW #2 $3.99 DC
66 75 32.14 MAR150195-M CONVERGENCE CATWOMAN #2 $3.99 DC
67 74 32.12 MAR150217-M CONVERGENCE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 $3.99 DC
68 76 31.76 MAR150243-M CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #2 $3.99 DC
69 78 31.66 MAR150209-M CONVERGENCE SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #2 $3.99 DC
70 64 31.12 MAR150747 ROCKET RACCOON #11 $3.99 MAR
71 45 30.87 MAR150755-M HULK #16 $4.99 MAR
72 80 30.33 MAR150183-M CONVERGENCE QUESTION #2 $3.99 DC
73 82 30.26 MAR150207-M CONVERGENCE SUPERGIRL MATRIX #2 $3.99 DC
74 108 29.85 MAR150561 DESCENDER #3 (MR) $2.99 IMA
75 73 29.70 MAR150707 SPIDER-WOMAN #7 $3.99 MAR
76 132 29.49 MAR150473-M MYTHIC #1 [*] $1.99 IMA
77 47 29.35 MAR150725-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MAR
78 83 29.33 MAR150205-M CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY #2 $3.99 DC
79 110 29.09 MAR150584 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #9 (MR) $2.99 IMA
80 84 29.05 MAR150227-M CONVERGENCE SWAMP THING #2 $3.99 DC
81 49 29.05 FEB150782-M DAREDEVIL #15.1 $4.99 MAR
82 77 29.05 MAR150708 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #12 $3.99 MAR
83 85 28.99 MAR150235-M CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #2 $3.99 DC
84 71 28.71 MAR150033-M ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #2 $3.99 DAR
85 79 28.45 MAR150225-M CONVERGENCE SUPERBOY & THE LEGION #2 $3.99 DC
86 88 28.03 MAR150171-M CONVERGENCE ATOM #2 $3.99 DC
87 92 27.91 MAR150626 MAGNETO #18 $3.99 MAR
88 89 27.73 MAR150237-M CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #2 $3.99 DC
89 93 27.13 MAR150219-M CONVERGENCE HAWKMAN #2 $3.99 DC
90 94 27.08 MAR150249-M CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #2 $3.99 DC
91 104 26.72 MAR150558-M CHRONONAUTS #3 (MR) $3.50 IMA
92 87 26.69 MAR150663-M WHERE MONSTERS DWELL #1 $3.99 MAR
93 62 26.53 MAR150680-M INHUMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
94 97 26.48 MAR150233-M CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #2 $3.99 DC
95 90 25.69 MAR150745 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #12 $3.99 MAR
96 69 25.58 MAR151171-M SWORDS OF SORROW #1 $3.99 DE
97 95 25.21 MAR150744 GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #5 $3.99 MAR
98 103 25.11 MAR150245-M CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2 $3.99 DC
99 29 24.73 FEB150234-M WONDER WOMAN 77 SPECIAL #1 $7.99 DC
100 65 24.67 JAN150306-M BATMAN #40 $4.99 DC

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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.