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Top 100 Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks: June 2009

DC Comics had the bestselling graphic novel is the month of June 2009 with the collected edition of Final Crisis, which included both the bestselling mini-series event, plus the two-issue Final Crisis: Superman Beyond series.

In total, DC Comics had six of the top 10 best-selling graphic novels for the month.

Marvel Comics' Deadpool Volume 1: Secret Invasion TP was their bestselling graphic novel for the month, placing #3 for the month, and one of their two titles in the top 10 best-selling titles for the month.

Dark Horse Comics' Empowered Volume 5 GN placed at #6, and VIZ Media's Bleach Volume 27 TP placed at #10, rounding out the month's top 10.

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 GRAPHIC NOVELS

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2009

Quantity Rank Dollar Rank Index Release Item Code Price Vendor
1 1 8.48 NEW! FEB090203 FINAL CRISIS HC $29.99 DC 
2 3 5.76 NEW! MAR090174 ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER TP VOL 01 $19.99 DC 
3 8 5.56 NEW! APR090583-M DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 SECRET INVASION $14.99 MAR
4 9 5.30 NEW! MAR090181 GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS WAR TP VOL 02 $14.99 DC 
5 15 4.51 NEW! MAR090178 GREEN LANTERN TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS TP $14.99 DC 
6 13 4.33 NEW! FEB090052 EMPOWERED TP VOL 05 (MR) $14.95 DAR
7 26 4.26 NEW! APR090591 DARK REIGN DEADPOOL THUNDERBOLTS TP $12.99 MAR
8 22 3.97 NEW! MAR090182 GREEN LANTERN CORPS SINS OF THE STAR SAPPHIRE TP $14.99 DC 
9 28 3.42 NEW! MAR090236 HOUSE OF MYSTERY TP VOL 02 LOVE STORIES FOR DEAD PEOPLE (MR) $14.99 DC 
10 64 3.40 NEW! MAR094450 BLEACH TP VOL 27 $7.95 VIZ
11 34 3.40 NEW! MAR090187 SUPERMAN LAST SON TP $12.99 DC 
12 18 3.28 NEW! APR090592 ULTIMATE ORIGINS TP $19.99 MAR
13 29 3.20 NEW! APR090587 UNCANNY X-MEN LOVELORN TP $15.99 MAR
14 19 3.18 NEW! APR090590 SPIDER-MAN NEW WAYS TO DIE TP $19.99 MAR
15 23 3.17 NEW! MAR090175 BATMAN THE BLACK CASEBOOK TP $17.99 DC 
16 10 3.04 NEW! MAR092489 HALO UPRISING PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
17 2 3.00 NEW! FEB090214 STARMAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $49.99 DC 
18 31 2.85 NEW! MAY090620 TWISTED TOYFARE THEATRE TP VOL 10 $12.99 WIZ
19 27 2.84 NEW! MAR090190 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 03 INJUSTICE LEAGUE $17.99 DC 
20 38 2.83 NEW! MAR090185 HITMAN TP VOL 01 A RAGE IN ARKHAM TP $14.99 DC 
21 67 2.80 NEW! APR090577 RUNAWAYS TP VOL 08 DEAD END KIDS DIGEST $9.99 MAR
22 24 2.78 NEW! MAR090177 FINAL CRISIS COMPANION TP $19.99 DC 
23 33 2.71 NEW! APR090622 TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 02 ATOMIC DREAMS $15.95 ABS
24 43 2.60 NEW! APR090581 VENOM TP DARK ORIGIN $14.99 MAR
25 20 2.57 NEW! APR090582 DARK REIGN ACCEPT CHANGE TP $24.99 MAR
26 36 2.56 NEW! MAR090186 SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 04 $16.99 DC 
27 45 2.55 NEW! MAR090183 FLASH THE HUMAN RACE TP $14.99 DC 
28 30 2.54 NEW! APR090561 CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN WITH NO FACE PREM HC $19.99 MAR
29 54 2.53 NEW! MAR094193 NEGIMA GN VOL 22 (MR) $10.99 DEL
30 21 2.51 NEW! MAR090210 SLEEPER SEASON 1 TP (MR) $24.99 DC 
31 49 2.42 NEW! APR090597 IMMORTAL IRON FIST TP VOL 04 MORTAL IRON FIST $14.99 MAR
32 81 2.40 MAY 2009 FEB094465 LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR) $7.95 TOP
33 96 2.28 NEW! MAR094487 LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 05 ORACLE OF AGES $7.99 VIZ
34 17 2.26 NEW! FEB090207 JLA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02 $29.99 DC 
35 55 2.23 NEW! MAR090242 YOUNG LIARS TP VOL 02 MAESTRO (MR) $14.99 DC 
36 35 2.20 NEW! FEB090216 SUPERMAN BATMAN FINEST WORLDS HC $19.99 DC 
37 37 2.16 NEW! APR090605 ESSENTIAL THOR TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
38 39 2.16 NEW! APR091068 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 06 $15.99 ZEN
39 12 2.10 NEW! APR090586 X-MEN THE END TRILOGY TP $34.99 MAR
40 69 2.05 NEW! FEB094237 TSUBASA GN VOL 21 $10.99 DEL
41 40 2.04 NEW! MAR090176 BATGIRL REDEMPTION TP $19.99 DC 
42 73 2.04 NEW! APR090603 PUNISHER YEAR ONE TP $12.99 MAR
43 57 2.03 NEW! APR090580 RUNAWAYS TP DEAD WRONG $15.99 MAR
44 68 2.01 NEW! DEC080071 GANTZ TP VOL 05 (MR) $12.95 DAR
45 42 1.97 MAY 2009 APR090859 TRANSFORMERS REVENGE FALLEN MOVIE TP $17.99 IDW
46 32 1.96 NEW! APR090567 X-INFERNUS HC $24.99 MAR
47 84 1.94 NEW! MAR094412 WARCRAFT LEGENDS GN VOL 04 (OF 5) $10.99 TOK
48 4 1.92 NEW! JAN092564-M MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 09 $54.99 MAR
49 63 1.89 NEW! OCT080019 INDIANA JONES TP VOL 01 TOMB OF GODS $14.95 DAR
50 70 1.84 NEW! APR090588 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 TP VOL 02 HELL COMES TO BIRMINGHAM $14.99 MAR
51 56 1.78 NEW! APR090362 MICE TEMPLAR TP VOL 01 $17.99 IMA
52 116 1.76 NEW! MAR094455 YU GI OH GX GN VOL 03 $7.99 VIZ
53 51 1.76 NEW! APR090604 ESSENTIAL DOCTOR STRANGE TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
54 58 1.63 NEW! APR090562 X-MEN NOIR PREM HC $19.99 MAR
55 115 1.63 NEW! MAR094472 OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 12 $8.99 VIZ
56 59 1.61 NEW! MAR090188 SUPERMAN TALES FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE TP $19.99 DC 
57 25 1.60 NEW! JAN092571 PUNISHER MAX HC VOL 05 (MR) $34.99 MAR
58 82 1.57 NEW! JUN082291 WITCHBLADE ORIGINS TP VOL 02 REVELATIONS $14.99 IMA
59 6 1.56 NEW! FEB090210 WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 26 $59.99 DC 
60 60 1.55 NEW! APR090566 X-MEN SPIDER-MAN HC $19.99 MAR
61 85 1.55 NEW! APR090358 BODY BAGS TP VOL 01 FATHERS DAY (MR) $14.99 IMA
62 61 1.52 NEW! APR090901 30 DAYS OF NIGHT 30 DAYS TIL DEATH TP $17.99 IDW
63 91 1.48 NEW! MAR090191 QUESTION THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD TP $14.99 DC 
64 143 1.47 NEW! MAR094451 ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 07 $7.99 VIZ
65 94 1.43 NEW! APR090593 SHE-HULK TP VOL 09 LADY LIBERATORS $14.99 MAR
66 50 1.41 NEW! APR090558-M MMW FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
67 44 1.39 NEW! MAR094249 LOW MOON $24.99 FAN
68 53 1.38 NEW! APR090568-M NYX WANNABE PREM HC $24.99 MAR
69 157 1.34 NEW! MAR094293 TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 09 $7.99 IDW
70 72 1.32 MAY 2009 APR090857 TRANSFORMERS REVENGE FALLEN MOVIE PREQ ALLIANCE TP $17.99 IDW
71 109 1.32 NEW! APR090790 NEGIMA NEO GN VOL 02 (MR) $10.99 DEL
72 5 1.32 NEW! JAN092561 DAREDEVIL OMNIBUS BY BRUBAKER & LARK HC VOL 01 $74.99 MAR
73 159 1.31 NEW! MAR094457 ONE PIECE TP VOL 21 $7.95 VIZ
74 78 1.30 NEW! APR090602 CAPTAIN AMERICA FIGHTING CHANCE TP VOL 01 DENIAL $19.99 MAR
75 101 1.29 NEW! APR090598 MS MARVEL TP VOL 06 ASCENSION $14.99 MAR
76 76 1.29 NEW! MAR090212 OCEAN TP NEW EDITION $19.99 DC 
77 77 1.29 MAY 2009 APR090858 TRANSFORMERS REVENGE FALLEN MOVIE PREQ DEFIANCE TP $17.99 IDW
78 11 1.28 MAY 2009 JAN092562-M MMW ATLAS ERA JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY HC VOL 02 $59.99 MAR
79 99 1.28 NEW! MAR090211 RED TP NEW EDITION $14.99 DC 
80 79 1.25 NEW! MAY090899 GI JOE MOVIE PREQUEL TP $17.99 IDW
81 103 1.23 JAN 2009 NOV082242 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
82 48 1.23 NEW! APR090560 FALLEN SON DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HC $29.99 MAR
83 149 1.23 SEP 2006 JUL068351 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
84 155 1.20 JUN 2005 MAR058150 100 BULLETS TP VOL 03 HANG UP ON THE HANG LOW $9.99 DC 
85 41 1.18 NEW! APR090585 THE IRREDEEMABLE ANT-MAN TP $34.99 MAR
86 88 1.14 NEW! MAY090900 GI JOE MOVIE ADAPTATION TP $17.99 IDW
87 14 1.13 NEW! FEB090213 GOLDEN AGE STARMAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 02 $59.99 DC 
88 146 1.12 NEW! APR090982 NEXUS AS IT HAPPENED TP VOL 01 $9.99 RUD
89 166 1.11 NEW! APR090576 MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS TP VOL 09 DIGEST $9.99 MAR
90 130 1.11 DEC 2005 OCT058020 Y THE LAST MAN TP VOL 01 UNMANNED $12.99 DC 
91 119 1.09 NEW! MAR094417 SAMURAI HAREM ASU NO YOICHI GN VOL 01 (OF 7) (MR) $12.99 TOK
92 93 1.08 NEW! APR090589 SENTRY TP AGE OF SENTRY DM ED $19.99 MAR
93 139 1.08 NEW! MAR094115 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 01 $10.99 BAN
94 122 1.06 NEW! MAR094476 BLACK LAGOON GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.99 VIZ
95 75 1.06 NEW! APR090563 SUB-MARINER PREM HC DEPTHS $24.99 MAR
96 126 1.05 NEW! MAR094447 NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 03 $12.99 VIZ
97 110 1.04 NEW! FEB094065 FATHOM KIANI TP VOL 01 BLADE OF FIRE $14.99 ASP
98 111 1.04 NEW! APR090595 PATSY WALKER HELLCAT TP $16.99 MAR
99 213 1.03 NEW! MAR094486 POKEMON DIAMOND & PEARL ADVENTURE GN VOL 04 $7.99 VIZ
100 185 1.03 JUN 2005 APR058372 FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE $9.99 DC 

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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 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 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.