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The new Batman title from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, Batman and Robin #1, saw the debut of former Robin and Nightwing Dick Grayson as the new Dark Knight and gave DC Comics the bestselling comic book title for the month of June, according to information from Diamond Comic Distributors.

In total, DC Comics had four of the top 10 comics for the month of June — Batman #687, a follow-up to Batman: Battle for the Cowl, placed at #4, Green Lantern #42 placed at #9, and The Flash: Rebirth #3 ranked #10.

Marvel Comics had six titles in the top 10 for the month of June, led by Captain America #600, the anniversary issue that leads into the highly-anticipated Captain America: Rebirth mini-series, at #2. The Dark Reign event continued to be felt in the Marvel Universe, with Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 ranked #3, Dark Avengers #5 at #5, Dark Avengers #6 at #6, and New Avengers #54 at #7. Ultimatum #4, part of the Ultimate Universe crossover event, placed at #8.

Please Note: While this chart contains only the top 100 comics, Diamond makes available to retailers a complete list of the top 300 comics as a text file for download here.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2009

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 173.97 APR090147-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 $2.99
2 2 115.86 APR090492-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 $4.99
3 7 100.79 APR090452-M DARK AVENGERS UNCANNY X-MEN UTOPIA #1 DAX $3.99
4 3 100.00 APR090150-M BATMAN #687 $3.99
5 4 98.80 MAR092531-M DARK AVENGERS #5 DKR $3.99
6 5 96.62 APR090455-M DARK AVENGERS #6 DKR $3.99
7 6 90.87 APR090457 NEW AVENGERS #54 DKR $3.99
8 8 90.12 JAN092453-M ULTIMATUM #4 (OF 5) $3.99
9 13 86.81 APR090183-M GREEN LANTERN #42 $2.99
10 14 85.73 APR090176-M FLASH REBIRTH #3 (OF 6) $2.99
11 11 83.35 APR090460-M DARK WOLVERINE #75 DKR $3.99
12 9 78.71 APR090530-M UNCANNY X-MEN #512 $3.99
13 10 75.13 APR090152-M DETECTIVE COMICS #854 $3.99
14 17 73.41 APR090529 UNCANNY X-MEN #511 $2.99
15 12 71.78 MAR092585 THOR #602 $3.99
16 19 68.29 MAR092605 WOLVERINE #74 $2.99
17 21 67.08 MAR092534 MIGHTY AVENGERS #25 DKR $2.99
18 23 66.67 APR090528 ASTONISHING X-MEN #30 $2.99
19 20 66.31 APR090154-M RED ROBIN #1 $2.99
20 22 65.60 APR090185-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37 $2.99
21 24 65.55 APR090449 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #596 DKR $2.99
22 25 65.19 APR090459 MIGHTY AVENGERS #26 DKR $2.99
23 27 63.61 APR090450 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #597 DKR $2.99
24 28 63.55 APR090451 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #598 DKR $2.99
25 26 63.06 APR090188 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34 $2.99
26 31 60.69 APR090535 X-FORCE #16 XMW $2.99
27 32 60.23 APR090532-M X-MEN LEGACY #225 $2.99
28 15 59.49 APR090156-M BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #1 $3.99
29 16 59.19 FEB092478-M ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #133 $3.99
30 37 54.92 APR090483-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 DKR $2.99
31 34 54.35 APR090189 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #28 $2.99
32 35 54.11 APR090158-M GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1 $2.99
33 39 53.95 APR090485 DEADPOOL #11 DKR $2.99
34 18 52.70 APR090545 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #3 $3.99
35 40 51.50 APR090534 CABLE #15 XMW $2.99
36 45 47.70 MAR092564 FANTASTIC FOUR #567 $2.99
37 44 47.02 APR090057-M BTVS TALES OF THE VAMPIRES ONE SHOT $2.99
38 30 46.42 MAR092520 ULTIMATUM SPIDER-MAN REQUIEM #1 (OF 2) $3.99
39 47 46.36 APR090464 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #37 DKR $2.99
40 33 44.86 APR090521-M WAR OF KINGS #4 (OF 6) $3.99
41 51 44.63 APR090489-M AVENGERS INVADERS #12 (OF 12) $2.99
42 52 44.61 APR090536-M NEW MUTANTS #2 $2.99
43 53 42.95 APR090166-M SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #4 (OF 12) $2.99
44 57 42.72 APR090494 DAREDEVIL #119 $2.99
45 38 42.19 APR090475-M DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #1 (OF 4) DKR $3.99
46 60 42.15 APR090472 SECRET WARRIORS #5 DKR $2.99
47 56 41.65 APR090165 SUPERMAN #689 $2.99
48 61 41.38 APR090480 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #25 DKR $2.99
49 58 41.29 APR090163 ACTION COMICS #878 $2.99
50 36 41.25 APR090424-M DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #2 (OF 6) $3.99
51 62 40.74 APR090471 THUNDERBOLTS #133 DKR $2.99
52 63 39.45 APR090169 SUPERMAN BATMAN #61 $2.99
53 65 37.93 APR090192 POWER GIRL #2 $2.99
54 46 37.37 APR090540 X-MEN FOREVER #1 $3.99
55 41 37.24 APR090542 DEADPOOL SUICIDE KINGS #3 (OF 5) $3.99
56 42 37.16 APR090500-M MARVEL ZOMBIES 4 #3 (OF 4) $3.99
57 43 37.06 APR090512-M SKAAR SON OF HULK #12 $3.99
58 29 36.39 APR090164 ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #12 $4.99
59 49 34.03 APR090481 PUNISHER #6 DKR $3.99
60 50 33.97 APR090519 THOR TRIAL OF THOR $3.99
61 71 33.80 APR090202-M WONDER WOMAN #33 $2.99
62 72 33.75 APR090168 SUPERGIRL #42 $2.99
63 48 33.55 APR090198 TEEN TITANS #72 $3.99
64 73 33.35 APR090199 TITANS #14 $2.99
65 74 33.26 APR090190 JSA VS KOBRA #1 (OF 6) $2.99
66 184 32.84 APR090760 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #0 $1.00
67 55 32.82 APR090479 NEW AVENGERS REUNION #4 (OF 4) DKR $3.99
68 54 32.78 APR090541 X-MEN FOREVER #2 $3.99
69 79 32.56 APR090543 X-FACTOR #44 $2.99
70 82 32.10 APR090544 X-FACTOR #45 $2.99
71 84 30.71 APR090482 BLACK PANTHER 2 #5 DKR $2.99
72 64 29.82 APR090468 DARK REIGN HAWKEYE #3 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
73 87 29.67 APR090515-M WAR MACHINE #7 $2.99
74 88 29.55 MAR092572 SKAAR #11 $2.99
75 95 29.00 APR090525-M NOVA #26 $2.99
76 66 28.92 APR090547 X-MEN ORIGINS GAMBIT #1 $3.99
77 96 28.76 APR090502 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #130 $2.99
78 59 28.37 APR090879 ANGEL #22 $3.99
79 94 28.36 APR090161-M OUTSIDERS #19 $2.99
80 67 28.25 APR090499-M IMMORTAL IRON FIST #27 $3.99
81 68 27.83 APR090474 DARK REIGN YOUNG AVENGERS #2 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
82 100 27.66 APR090527 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #15 $2.99
83 69 26.58 APR090466 DARK REIGN MISTER NEGATIVE #1 (OF 3) DKR $3.99
84 93 26.27 APR090766 BOYS #31 (MR) $2.99
85 103 26.02 APR090476 MS MARVEL #40 DKR $2.99
86 70 25.95 APR090467 DARK REIGN ELEKTRA #4 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
87 108 25.38 APR090470 DARK REIGN FANTASTIC FOUR #4 (OF 5) DKR $2.99
88 106 25.05 APR090194 SECRET SIX #10 $2.99
89 75 24.92 APR090524 WAR OF KINGS SAVAGE WORLD OF SKAAR $3.99
90 76 24.84 APR090473 DARK REIGN HOOD #2 (OF 5) DKR $3.99
91 109 24.67 APR090397 WALKING DEAD #62 (MR) $2.99
92 110 24.46 APR090116 STAR WARS LEGACY #37 TATOOINE PT 1 (OF 4) $2.99
93 77 24.43 APR090523 WAR OF KINGS ASCENSION #3 (OF 4) $3.99
94 99 24.34 FEB092597 INCOGNITO #4 (MR) $3.50
95 102 24.25 APR090767 BOYS HEROGASM #2 (OF 6) (MR) $2.99
96 111 24.19 APR090261 FABLES #85 (MR) $2.99
97 80 24.18 APR090465 DARK REIGN LETHAL LEGION #1 (OF 3) DKR $3.99
98 78 23.96 APR090178 BOOSTER GOLD #21 $3.99
99 113 23.30 APR090486 AGENTS OF ATLAS #6 DKR $2.99
100 83 23.27 APR090443-M WOLVERINE NOIR #3 (OF 4) $3.99

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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 the monthly market shares and all 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 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 Bestseller 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.