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Top 100 Comics: August 2015

The secrets of Doom's Battleworld are revealed in Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars #5 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of August.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven of the month's best-selling comics — Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen's Star Wars #8 ranked #2, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #8 ranked #4, Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3 ranked #5, Slott and Kubert's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #4 ranked #6, Charles Soule and Leinil Francis Yu's Civil War #2 ranked #9, and Soule and Alex Maleev's Star Wars: Lando #2 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #43, continuing the new era of Jim Gordon as Batman, was their top book at #3. Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League #43, a chapter in "The Darkseid War," ranked #8.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #145 from Image Comics ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's Fight Club 2 #4 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for August at #37. Also, Mike Johnson and Angel Herndandez's Star Trek/Green Lantern #2, a crossover between DC Comics and the venerable science-fiction franchise, was IDW Publishing's top book for the month at #88.

Outside the major publishers, August's best-selling non-premier comic book was Oni Press' Invader Zim #2, based on the fan-favorite animated series, which ranked #43 overall.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 163.93 MAY150642-M SECRET WARS #5 $3.99 MAR
2 2 116.33 MAY150780-M STAR WARS #8 $3.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 JUN150239-M BATMAN #43 $3.99 DC
4 4 79.39 MAY150786 DARTH VADER #8 $3.99 MAR
5 5 72.81 MAY150716-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 $3.99 MAR
6 6 67.00 JUN150736-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #4 $3.99 MAR
7 20 66.39 JUN150539 WALKING DEAD #145 (MR) $2.99 IMA
8 7 66.00 JUN150172-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #43 $3.99 DC
9 8 61.93 MAY150690-M CIVIL WAR #2 $3.99 MAR
10 9 56.97 MAY150774 STAR WARS LANDO #2 $3.99 MAR
11 10 55.43 JUN150771-M OLD MAN LOGAN #4 $3.99 MAR
12 11 55.16 JUN150789-M STAR WARS LANDO #3 $3.99 MAR
13 13 54.56 JUN150733-M CIVIL WAR #3 $3.99 MAR
14 12 53.82 JUN150169-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 $3.99 DC
15 15 52.63 MAY150801-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20.1 $3.99 MAR
16 14 51.50 JUN150257-M HARLEY QUINN #19 $3.99 DC
17 18 49.33 JUN150722-M HOUSE OF M #1 $3.99 MAR
18 17 47.52 JUN150167-M DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #1 $3.99 DC
19 19 45.71 JUN150787-M DEADPOOLS SECRET SECRET WARS #4 $3.99 MAR
20 22 43.53 MAY150751-M INFINITY GAUNTLET #3 $3.99 MAR
21 21 42.96 JUN150251-M DETECTIVE COMICS #43 $3.99 DC
22 23 41.75 MAY150697-M AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2 $3.99 MAR
23 42 41.58 JUN150510 WE STAND ON GUARD #2 (MR) $2.99 IMA
24 25 40.83 MAY150748-M GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #2 $3.99 MAR
25 24 39.96 JUN150234-M SUPERMAN #43 $3.99 DC
26 16 39.90 JUN150761-M X-MEN 92 #3 $4.99 MAR
27 26 39.35 MAY150718-M A-FORCE #3 $3.99 MAR
28 27 38.46 MAY150710-M SPIDER-ISLAND #2 $3.99 MAR
29 28 38.02 JUN150779-M GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #3 $3.99 MAR
30 29 37.17 JUN150795 KANAN #5 $3.99 MAR
31 30 36.28 JUN150739-M SPIDER-VERSE #4 $3.99 MAR
32 32 36.05 JUN150708-M ULTIMATE END #4 $3.99 MAR
33 33 35.77 JUN150775-M PLANET HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
34 31 35.49 JUN150230-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #23 $3.99 DC
35 34 34.07 JUN150266-M GREEN LANTERN #43 $3.99 DC
36 36 33.59 JUN150228-M ACTION COMICS #43 $3.99 DC
37 37 32.96 JUN150013-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #4 $3.99 DAR
38 38 32.51 JUN150188-M FLASH #43 $3.99 DC
39 39 31.79 JUN150226-M WONDER WOMAN #43 $3.99 DC
40 40 31.16 JUN150261 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #3 $3.99 DC
41 41 31.14 JUN150232-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #20 $3.99 DC
42 44 30.90 JUN150715-M SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #4 $3.99 MAR
43 35 30.81 JUN151442-M INVADER ZIM #2 $3.99 ONI
44 43 30.81 JUN150262-M ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #3 $3.99 DC
45 45 30.45 JUN150766 YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #4 $3.99 MAR
46 69 30.41 JUN150211-M NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #11 $2.99 DC
47 70 29.34 JUN150204-M DEATHSTROKE #9 $2.99 DC
48 47 29.30 JUN150255-M GRAYSON #11 $3.99 DC
49 48 29.18 JUN150703-M AGE OF ULTRON VS MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 $3.99 MAR
50 49 28.60 JUN150745 FUTURE IMPERFECT #4 $3.99 MAR
51 74 28.59 JUN150247-M BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1 $2.99 DC
52 46 28.54 JUN150686-M ANT-MAN LAST DAYS #1 $3.99 MAR
53 51 27.80 JUN150799-M GROOT #3 $3.99 MAR
54 52 27.77 JUN150710-M MARVEL ZOMBIES #3 $3.99 MAR
55 53 27.56 MAY150799 SILK #6 $3.99 MAR
56 55 27.27 MAY150679 SIEGE #2 $3.99 MAR
57 57 26.13 MAY150665-M STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #2 $3.99 MAR
58 80 25.75 JUN150221-M TEEN TITANS #11 $2.99 DC
59 82 25.73 JUN150241 BATGIRL #43 $2.99 DC
60 59 25.66 JUN150752-M GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #3 $3.99 MAR
61 60 25.59 JUN150719-M INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #4 $3.99 MAR
62 87 25.31 MAY150650 MS MARVEL #17 $2.99 MAR
63 62 24.97 JUN150767-M MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #3 $3.99 MAR
64 88 24.70 JUN150243-M BATMAN BEYOND #3 $2.99 DC
65 54 24.57 JUN150946-M ARCHIE #2 $3.99 ARC
66 63 24.44 JUN150176-M AQUAMAN #43 $3.99 DC
67 65 24.44 JUN150784 SECRET WARS 2099 #4 $3.99 MAR
68 90 24.39 JUN150223-M SECRET SIX #5 $2.99 DC
69 66 24.35 JUN150782 INFERNO #4 $3.99 MAR
70 92 24.22 JUN150219-M STARFIRE #3 $2.99 DC
71 94 24.06 JUN150191-M GREEN ARROW #43 $2.99 DC
72 67 23.82 JUN150769-M X-TINCTION AGENDA #3 $3.99 MAR
73 99 23.39 JUN150182-M CYBORG #2 $2.99 DC
74 50 23.07 JUN151522-M DOCTOR WHO 2015 FOUR DOCTORS #1 $3.99 TTN
75 102 22.76 JUN150186-M EARTH 2 SOCIETY #3 $2.99 DC
76 116 22.31 JUN151591-M BOOK OF DEATH #2 $3.99 VAL
77 71 22.29 MAY150726-M 1872 #2 $3.99 MAR
78 105 21.72 MAY150562 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #11 (MR) $2.99 IMA
79 106 21.72 JUN150268-M GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #3 $2.99 DC
80 72 21.65 JUN150200-M JLA GODS AND MONSTERS #1 $3.99 DC
81 109 21.60 JUN150802-M GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #10 $3.99 MAR
82 75 21.57 MAY150789-M HOWARD THE DUCK #5 $3.99 MAR
83 73 21.52 JUN150264-M WE ARE ROBIN #3 $3.99 DC
84 76 21.34 JUN150763-M E IS FOR EXTINCTION #3 $3.99 MAR
85 110 21.21 JUN150245-M CATWOMAN #43 $2.99 DC
86 78 21.02 JUN150765 ARMOR WARS #4 $3.99 MAR
87 77 21.02 JUN150729-M HOWARD THE HUMAN #1 $3.99 MAR
88 58 20.70 JUN150380-M STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #2 [*] $3.99 IDW
89 64 20.57 JUN151204-M RED SONJA CONAN #1 [*] $3.99 DE
90 114 20.45 JUN150270-M SINESTRO #14 $2.99 DC
91 61 20.19 JUN150699-M SECRET WARS SECRET LOVE #1 $4.99 MAR
92 122 19.74 JUN150524 DESCENDER #6 (MR) $2.99 IMA
93 79 19.54 JUN150174-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #12 $3.99 DC
94 83 19.48 JUN150773-M CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #3 $3.99 MAR
95 123 19.28 JUN150180-M CONSTANTINE THE HELLBLAZER #3 $2.99 DC
96 84 19.23 JUN150702 RED SKULL #2 $3.99 MAR
97 81 19.22 JUN150198-M JLA GODS AND MONSTERS WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 DC
98 124 19.12 JUN150216-M RED HOOD ARSENAL #3 $2.99 DC
99 85 19.07 MAY150724-M WEIRDWORLD #3 $3.99 MAR
100 86 19.05 JUN150705 RUNAWAYS #3 $3.99 MAR

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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.