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Marvel's Secret Invasion #4 (shown) was the best-selling comic title based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers for July 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. Marvel also took the #2-#4 & #6-#8 spots with its latest installments of its X-Men, Avengers, Wolverine and Thor titles, while DC came in at #5 & #9 with Batman #678 and Justice League of America #23 and Dark Horse at #10 with Buffy the Vampire Slayer #16. 

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2008

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 175.20 MAY082300-3 SECRET INVASION #4 SI* $3.99 MAR
2 2 151.73 MAY082324/MAY088170-3 UNCANNY X-MEN #500 MD $3.99 MAR
3 3 110.56 MAY082323/MAR088289 ASTONISHING X-MEN #25 MD* $2.99 MAR
4 4 108.59 MAY082305 NEW AVENGERS #43 SI $2.99 MAR
5 5 103.06 APR080180-1 BATMAN #678 RIP* $2.99 DC
6 8 96.11 MAY082304 MIGHTY AVENGERS #16 SI $2.99 MAR
7 9 88.93 MAY082331/APR088300 WOLVERINE #67* $2.99 MAR
8 11 83.66 MAY082321 THOR #10 $2.99 MAR
9 13 82.83 MAY080199 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #23 $2.99 DC
10 14 81.91 MAY080010 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #16 $2.99 DAR
11 16 80.27 MAY082255/APR088286 ULTIMATE ORIGINS #2 (Of 5)* $2.99 MAR
12 17 79.20 MAY082266 CAPTAIN AMERICA #40 $2.99 MAR
13 18 75.42 APR080216-7 JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA #17* $2.99 DC
14 19 75.05 MAY082264-5 AVENGERS INVADERS #3 (Of 12)* $2.99 MAR
15 6 74.87 MAY082243-5 DARK TOWER LONG ROAD HOME #5 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR
16 7 74.20 MAY080146 FINAL CRISIS REQUIEM #1 $3.99 DC
17 20 72.71 MAY082327 X-FORCE #5 DWS $2.99 MAR
18 21 72.31 MAY080171 DETECTIVE COMICS #846 RIP $2.99 DC
19 22 69.76 MAY082326 X-MEN LEGACY #214 $2.99 MAR
20 23 69.08 MAY082259 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #565 $2.99 MAR
21 24 68.81 MAY082260 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #566 $2.99 MAR
22 25 68.78 MAY082258 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #564 $2.99 MAR
23 10 64.41 MAY080200 JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA ANNUAL #1 $3.99 DC
24 27 63.72 MAY080194 GREEN LANTERN #33 $2.99 DC
25 28 63.54 MAY082306 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #15 SI $2.99 MAR
26 29 62.95 MAY082278 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3 $2.99 MAR
27 12 62.39 MAY080147 FINAL CRISIS ROGUES REVENGE #1 (Of 3) $3.99 DC
28 30 62.16 MAY080144 TRINITY #9 $2.99 DC
29 15 61.23 MAY080181-2 SUPERMAN BATMAN #50* $3.99 DC
30 33 56.90 MAY082276 SKAAR SON OF HULK #2 $2.99 MAR
31 34 56.23 MAY082307 SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #1 (Of 5) SI $2.99 MAR
32 35 56.17 MAY082268/APR088184 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #0 $2.99 MAR
33 36 55.18 MAY082256 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #124 $2.99 MAR
34 37 54.60 MAY080140 TRINITY #5** $2.99 DC
35 38 53.80 APR080189 ROBIN #175 RIP $2.99 DC
36 39 53.22 MAY080141 TRINITY #6** $2.99 DC
37 40 53.01 MAY082318 X-FACTOR #33 SI $2.99 MAR
38 41 52.52 MAY082312 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #119 SI $2.99 MAR
39 42 52.33 MAY080142 TRINITY #7** $2.99 DC
40 44 51.30 MAY080143 TRINITY #8** $2.99 DC
41 45 49.29 MAY080180 ACTION COMICS #867 $2.99 DC
42 47 48.06 MAY082309 SECRET INVASION FANTASTIC FOUR #3 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
43 48 47.94 MAY082257 ULTIMATE X-MEN #96 $2.99 MAR
44 49 47.60 MAY080161 SUPERMAN #678 $2.99 DC
45 50 47.47 MAY082332 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #27 $2.99 MAR
46 51 47.10 MAY082316 THUNDERBOLTS #122 SI $2.99 MAR
47 52 46.36 MAY082328-9 CABLE #5 DWS* $2.99 MAR
48 53 46.03 MAY080195 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26 $2.99 DC
49 54 44.60 MAY080158 TEEN TITANS #61 $2.99 DC
50 31 44.39 MAY082261 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EXTRA $3.99 MAR
51 32 42.96 MAY083935 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #10 $3.99 IDW
52 55 41.28 MAY082330 YOUNG X-MEN #4 DWS $2.99 MAR
53 56 41.17 MAY082313 MS MARVEL #29 SI $2.99 MAR
54 59 39.20 MAY082267 DAREDEVIL #109 $2.99 MAR
55 61 38.89 MAY080165 JOKERS ASYLUM THE JOKER #1 $2.99 DC
56 43 38.62 MAY082282 MARVEL 1985 #3 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR
57 26 38.39 MAY082319 SKRULLS ONE-SHOT SI $4.99 MAR
58 63 36.89 MAY082311 CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI 13 #3 SI $2.99 MAR
59 46 36.82 MAY083932 SPIKE AFTER THE FALL #1 (Of 4) $3.99 IDW
60 64 36.46 MAY080203 WONDER WOMAN #22 $2.99 DC
61 66 36.00 MAY082317 SHE-HULK 2 #31 SI $2.99 MAR
62 67 35.53 MAY082320 SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #1 $2.99 MAR
63 68 35.30 MAY082279 IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #31 $2.99 MAR
64 69 35.03 MAY082254 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #56 $2.99 MAR
65 70 34.38 MAY080189 BOOSTER GOLD #1000000 $2.99 DC
66 71 34.36 MAY080170 BATGIRL #1 (Of 6) $2.99 DC
67 72 34.35 MAY080186 BATMAN & OUTSIDERS #9 $2.99 DC
68 74 33.85 MAY082310 BLACK PANTHER #39 SI $2.99 MAR
69 75 33.42 MAY080166 JOKERS ASYLUM THE PENGUIN #1 $2.99 DC
70 76 33.16 MAY082315 NEW WARRIORS #14 SI $2.99 MAR
71 77 32.79 MAY082277/APR088318/

APR088267

IMMORTAL IRON FIST #17* $2.99 MAR
72 78 32.64 MAY080188 BRAVE & BOLD #15 $2.99 DC
73 79 32.58 MAY080167 JOKERS ASYLUM POISON IVY #1 $2.99 DC
74 81 31.66 MAY082274 GUARDIANS O/GALAXY #3 $2.99 MAR
75 82 31.36 MAY080168 JOKERS ASYLUM SCARECROW #1 $2.99 DC
76 83 31.25 MAY080047 CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #1 $2.99 DAR
77 84 30.60 APR082156 WAR HEROES #1 $2.99 IMA
78 85 30.51 APR083691-2 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #5 (Of 7)* $2.99 DE
79 86 30.35 MAY082269 ETERNALS #2 $2.99 MAR
80 87 30.29 MAY080169 JOKERS ASYLUM TWO FACE #1 $2.99 DC
81 88 30.28 MAY080191 FLASH #242 $2.99 DC
82 89 30.02 MAY082344 PUNISHER #59 (MR) $2.99 MAR
83 90 29.91 MAY080197-8 LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #44* $2.99 DC
84 92 29.56 MAY080192 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #10 $2.99 DC
85 58 29.48 MAY082336 X-MEN ODD MEN OUT $3.99 MAR
86 93 29.45 MAY080177 NIGHTWING #146 $2.99 DC
87 60 29.22 MAY082246 DARK TOWER END WORLD ALMANAC $3.99 MAR
88 94 29.08 MAY080065 STAR WARS LEGACY #26 $2.99 DAR
89 95 29.04 MAY080021 HELLBOY THE CROOKED MAN #1 (Of 3) $2.99 DAR
90 73 28.96 MAY080152-3 REIGN IN HELL #1 (Of 8)* $3.50 DC
91 97 28.77 MAY080183 SUPERGIRL #31 $2.99 DC
92 62 28.73 MAY082291/APR088266 MOON KNIGHT #20* $3.99 MAR
93 98 28.55 MAY082294 NOVA #15 $2.99 MAR
94 100 27.65 FEB082109 WALKING DEAD #50 (MR) $2.99 IMA
95 101 27.53 MAY083745 BOYS #20 (MR) $2.99 DE
96 102 27.49 APR080218 LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #43 $2.99 DC
97 103 26.26 MAY082295 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #21 $2.99 MAR
98 104 25.00 MAY080174 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #19 $2.99 DC
99 106 24.51 MAY082273 GHOST RIDER #25 $2.99 MAR
100 107 24.40 MAY082334 NEW EXILES #8 $2.99 MAR

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

Data for Diamond’s sales charts—which include our monthly market shares and all of our top product charts—are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 4,000+ 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 shops 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.