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Brightest Day #0Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, and The Thing come together to form an all-new team of New Avengers as Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen relaunched the best-selling title for the Heroic Age, giving Marvel Comics the top spot on the comics sales chart in June with New Avengers #1.

In total, Marvel had five of the top ten best-selling comics for the month. In addition to New Avengers #1, Avengers #2 from Bendis and John Romita, Jr. ranked #3; Secret Avengers #2 from Ed Brubaker and Mike Deodato, Jr. ranked #8; Uncanny X-Men #525, part of the Second Coming crossover event, ranked #9; and Avengers Prime #1 from Bendis and Alan Davis ranked #10.

Crosstown rivals DC Comics rounded out the top ten best-selling comics in June with five titles. Batman #700 from Grant Morrison, Tony Daniel, Frank Quitely, Andy Kubert, and David Finch ranked #2; Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 ranked #4; Green Lantern #55, part of the Brightest Day event, ranked #5; Brightest Day #3 ranked #6; and Brightest Day #4 ranked #7.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in June 2010

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 123.22 APR100553-M NEW AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
2 1 100.00 APR100131-M BATMAN #700 $4.99 DC 
3 3 94.30 APR100547-M AVENGERS #2 HA $3.99 MAR
4 4 87.96 APR100159-M BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3 $3.99 DC 
5 9 82.03 APR100141-M GREEN LANTERN #55 $2.99 DC 
6 10 81.92 APR100137-M BRIGHTEST DAY #3 (*) $2.99 DC 
7 12 77.69 APR100139-M BRIGHTEST DAY #4 (*) $2.99 DC 
8 6 74.40 APR100557-M SECRET AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR
9 15 72.62 APR100621-M UNCANNY X-MEN #525 $2.99 MAR
10 8 66.28 APR100559-M AVENGERS PRIME #1 $3.99 MAR
11 21 65.68 APR100151-M FLASH #3 $2.99 DC 
12 5 64.50 APR100128-M SUPERMAN #700 $4.99 DC 
13 22 63.63 APR100142-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #49 $2.99 DC 
14 26 62.60 APR100625-M X-MEN LEGACY #237 $2.99 MAR
15 11 59.91 APR100149-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #46 $3.99 DC 
16 14 58.93 APR100537-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #634 $3.99 MAR
17 30 55.05 MAR100503-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #633 $2.99 MAR
18 18 54.84 MAR100524-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #606 $3.99 MAR
19 32 54.76 DEC090544-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #34 $2.99 MAR
20 16 53.88 APR100619 THOR #611 $3.99 MAR
21 17 53.60 APR100539 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #635 $3.99 MAR
22 19 51.93 APR100143-M GREEN ARROW #1 $3.99 DC 
23 38 51.48 APR100623-M NEW MUTANTS #14 $2.99 MAR
24 7 51.10 APR100134-M WONDER WOMAN #600 $4.99 DC 
25 20 50.58 APR100567 CAPTAIN AMERICA #607 $3.99 MAR
26 37 49.90 APR100590-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #27 $2.99 MAR
27 39 49.24 FEB100583-M NEMESIS #2 (MR) $2.99 MAR
28 23 48.49 APR100531 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #3 $3.99 MAR
29 13 48.42 APR100582-M HULK #23 $4.99 MAR
30 25 47.35 APR100532 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #4 $3.99 MAR
31 28 44.35 APR100584-M INCREDIBLE HULK #610 $3.99 MAR
32 27 44.08 APR100167-M DETECTIVE COMICS #866 $3.99 DC 
33 33 43.81 APR100550-M AVENGERS ACADEMY #1 HA $3.99 MAR
34 29 42.91 APR100501 ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #2 $3.99 MAR
35 31 42.54 APR100534 ULTIMATE COMICS X #3 $3.99 MAR
36 43 42.06 APR100150 BIRDS OF PREY #2 $2.99 DC 
37 45 41.31 APR100145-M JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #3 $2.99 DC 
38 48 41.13 APR100633 DARK WOLVERINE #87 $2.99 MAR
39 46 39.81 APR100147-M JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #4 $2.99 DC 
40 50 39.12 APR100629 X-FACTOR #206 $2.99 MAR
41 24 38.07 APR100592-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
42 36 37.37 APR100533 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
43 35 37.33 APR100185-M LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2 $3.99 DC 
44 54 36.91 APR100525 DEADPOOL #24 $2.99 MAR
45 56 35.89 APR100609-M SHIELD #2 $2.99 MAR
46 55 34.97 MAR100218 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #39 $2.99 DC 
47 59 34.92 APR100575 FANTASTIC FOUR #580 $2.99 MAR
48 57 34.37 APR100196 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #40 $2.99 DC 
49 58 34.29 APR100171 RED ROBIN #13 $2.99 DC 
50 47 33.67 APR100026-M SERENITY FLOAT OUT ONE SHOT $3.50 DAR
51 60 33.52 APR100163-M BATMAN BEYOND #1 $2.99 DC 
52 40 33.17 APR100176-M ACTION COMICS #890 $3.99 DC 
53 67 33.17 APR100572 DAREDEVIL #507 $2.99 MAR
54 65 33.12 APR100631 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #49 $2.99 MAR
55 41 33.09 APR100183-m+D79+D129 ADVENTURE COMICS #12 $3.99 DC 
56 42 32.73 APR100620 THANOS IMPERATIVE #1 $3.99 MAR
57 66 32.64 APR100161-M RED HOOD LOST DAYS #1 $2.99 DC 
58 44 32.16 APR100630 X-MEN HELLBOUND #2 $3.99 MAR
59 34 31.73 APR100179 SUPERMAN BATMAN ANNUAL #4 $4.99 DC 
60 70 31.58 APR100153 TITANS #24 $2.99 DC 
61 76 30.55 APR100616 THUNDERBOLTS #145 $2.99 MAR
62 75 30.00 APR100178 SUPERMAN BATMAN #73 $2.99 DC 
63 49 29.36 APR100193 JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #4 $3.99 DC 
64 80 29.18 APR100528 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #12 $2.99 MAR
65 53 28.67 APR100632 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #14 $3.99 MAR
66 79 28.22 APR100205-M ZATANNA #2 $2.99 DC 
67 52 28.07 APR100529 DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #1 $3.99 MAR
68 51 27.96 APR100187-M DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #2 $3.99 DC 
69 81 27.76 APR100155 JOKERS ASYLUM HARLEY QUINN #1 $2.99 DC 
70 83 27.27 APR100170 BATGIRL #11 $2.99 DC 
71 84 27.03 APR100177 SUPERGIRL #53 $2.99 DC 
72 86 26.75 APR100612 SECRET WARRIORS #17 $2.99 MAR
73 61 26.30 APR100588-M HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD #1 $3.99 MAR
74 63 25.26 APR100530 DEADPOOL WADE WILSONS WAR #2 $3.99 MAR
75 88 25.06 APR100526 DEADPOOL CORPS #3 $2.99 MAR
76 68 24.86 APR100571 DOOMWAR #5 $3.99 MAR
77 64 24.80 APR100266-M AMERICAN VAMPIRE #4 (MR) $3.99 DC 
78 89 24.69 APR100172 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #13 $2.99 DC 
79 90 24.48 MAR100438 WALKING DEAD #73 (MR) $2.99 IMA
80 92 24.26 APR100154 JOKERS ASYLUM THE RIDDLER #1 $2.99 DC 
81 73 24.20 APR100561 AGE OF HEROES #2 HA $3.99 MAR
82 69 24.06 APR100169 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #13 $3.99 DC 
83 74 23.82 APR100535-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS BLACK CAT #1 $3.99 MAR
84 71 23.48 APR100202 TEEN TITANS #84 $3.99 DC 
85 72 23.33 APR100195 JSA ALL STARS #7 $3.99 DC 
86 97 23.01 APR100156 JOKERS ASYLUM MAD HATTER #1 $2.99 DC 
87 78 22.93 APR100514 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER JOURNEY BEGINS #2 $3.99 MAR
88 62 22.76 MAY100925 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #5 $3.99 DE
89 100 22.62 APR100527 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #892 $2.99 MAR
90 102 22.28 APR100594-M IRON MAN LEGACY #3 $2.99 MAR
91 101 21.88 APR100157 JOKERS ASYLUM KILLER CROC #1 $2.99 DC 
92 109 21.36 MAR100562-M FRANKEN-CASTLE #17 $2.99 MAR
93 82 21.05 APR100637 PUNISHERMAX #8 (MR) $3.99 MAR
94 106 20.95 APR100207 SECRET SIX #22 $2.99 DC 
95 105 20.82 APR100158 JOKERS ASYLUM CLAYFACE #1 $2.99 DC 
96 77 20.42 APR100892 BOYS #43 (MR) $3.99 DE
97 93 19.91 APR100618 YOUNG ALLIES #1 $3.99 MAR
98 85 19.86 APR100516 STAND HARDCASES #1 $3.99 MAR
99 112 19.65 APR100198 POWER GIRL #13 $2.99 DC 
100 87 19.23 APR100615 MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #4 $3.99 MAR

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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.