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Top 100 Comics: May 2016

Wally West's return to the DC Universe ushers in a new era for the DC Universe and a new mystery for its heroes to unravel in Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver, and Phil Jimenez's DC Universe: Rebirth #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of May 2016.

In total, DC Entertainment had three titles among the top ten; in addition to DC Universe: Rebirth in the top spot, James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo's Batman #52 ranked #4 and Justice League #50, the conclusion to Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's "Darkseid War," ranked #7.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with seven titles, led by led by Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel's Civil War II #0 at #2. Also in the top ten for Marvel were Becky Cloonan and Steve Dillon's The Punisher #1 at #3, Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 from Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz at #5, Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu's Star Wars #19 at #6, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #20 at #8, Ta-Nahesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's Black Panther #2 at #9, and Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #12 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #154 was May's top Image Comics book at #13. IDW Publishing's top book for the month, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #58, ranked #120. Finally, Hellboy in Hell #9, the penultimate issue of Mike Mignola's final Hellboy story, was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #132.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2016

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 230.72 APR160273-M DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 $2.99 DC
2 1 173.47 MAR168949-M CIVIL WAR II #0 $4.99 MAR
3 4 108.35 MAR160728-M PUNISHER #1 $3.99 MAR
4 7 100.00 MAR160223-M BATMAN #52 $3.99 DC
5 5 97.62 MAR160721-M CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #1 $4.99 MAR
6 8 93.11 MAR160891-M STAR WARS #19 $3.99 MAR
7 3 90.44 FEB160134-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 $5.99 DC
8 6 84.78 MAR160897-M DARTH VADER #20 $4.99 MAR
9 9 75.98 MAR160829-M BLACK PANTHER #2 $3.99 MAR
10 10 73.35 MAR160781-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
11 12 68.03 MAR160168-M SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #1 $3.99 DC
12 13 67.48 MAR160894-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #2 $3.99 MAR
13 21 67.44 MAR160598 WALKING DEAD #154 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 15 63.52 MAR160246-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #6 $3.99 DC
15 16 62.45 MAR160783-M SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #5 $3.99 MAR
16 17 61.55 MAR160856-M DEADPOOL #11 $3.99 MAR
17 19 56.56 MAR160859-M DEADPOOL #12 $3.99 MAR
18 11 54.48 MAR160865-M DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 $4.99 MAR
19 20 53.15 MAR160217-M SUPERMAN #52 $3.99 DC
20 22 51.63 MAR160870 OLD MAN LOGAN #6 $3.99 MAR
21 24 51.17 MAR160762-M ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MAR
22 14 50.44 MAR160849-M ALL NEW X-MEN #9 $4.99 MAR
23 25 49.84 MAR160852-M UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
24 27 48.94 MAR160854-M EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #10 $3.99 MAR
25 28 48.61 MAR160785-M SPIDER-GWEN #8 $3.99 MAR
26 29 48.36 MAR160840-M DOCTOR STRANGE #8 $3.99 MAR
27 30 48.27 MAR160752-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
28 31 48.11 MAR160798 SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
29 26 47.58 MAR160176-M FUTURE QUEST #1 $3.99 DC
30 32 47.39 MAR160896 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #5 $3.99 MAR
31 33 46.41 MAR160774 MIGHTY THOR #7 $3.99 MAR
32 35 44.20 MAR160736-M THUNDERBOLTS #1 $3.99 MAR
33 36 43.02 MAR160225-M DETECTIVE COMICS #52 $3.99 DC
34 34 42.92 MAR160235-M HARLEY QUINN #28 $3.99 DC
35 37 42.76 MAR160825-M DAREDEVIL #7 $3.99 MAR
36 39 42.18 MAR160861-M DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #4 $3.99 MAR
37 23 41.24 MAR160822 DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #1 $4.99 MAR
38 41 41.01 FEB160800-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5 $3.99 MAR
39 42 39.75 MAR160214-M ACTION COMICS #52 $3.99 DC
40 43 39.16 MAR160775 UNCANNY AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MAR
41 80 37.92 MAR160906-M EMPRESS #2 $3.99 MAR
42 38 37.71 MAR161212-M MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #3 $3.99 BOO
43 45 37.58 MAR160805-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #8 $3.99 MAR
44 46 37.42 MAR160871 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #8 $3.99 MAR
45 47 37.34 MAR160824-M GWENPOOL #2 $3.99 MAR
46 44 37.03 MAR160237-M HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #2 $3.99 DC
47 48 34.73 MAR160827-M MOON KNIGHT #2 $3.99 MAR
48 49 34.52 MAR160750-M INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
49 50 33.72 MAR160868 DEADPOOL MASACRE #1 $3.99 MAR
50 52 33.31 MAR160741-M NIGHTHAWK #1 $3.99 MAR
51 51 33.15 FEB160149-M FLASH #51 $3.99 DC
52 40 33.07 MAR160820-M GWENPOOL #0 $4.99 MAR
53 55 32.28 MAR168966-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #32 $3.99 DC
54 53 32.23 MAR160241-M GREEN LANTERN #52 $3.99 DC
55 54 32.13 MAR160197-M FLASH #52 $3.99 DC
56 57 30.30 MAR160778-M BLACK WIDOW #3 $3.99 MAR
57 56 30.22 MAR160789-M SILK #8 $3.99 MAR
58 59 29.46 MAR160872-M X-MEN 92 #3 $3.99 MAR
59 60 29.20 MAR160754-M MS MARVEL #7 $3.99 MAR
60 61 29.07 MAR160757-M A-FORCE #5 $3.99 MAR
61 58 29.04 MAR160211-M WONDER WOMAN #52 $3.99 DC
62 62 28.54 MAR160761 NEW AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MAR
63 63 27.95 MAR160216 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #29 $3.99 DC
64 64 27.91 MAR160816-M UNCANNY INHUMANS #8 $3.99 MAR
65 65 26.89 MAR160766 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #9 $3.99 MAR
66 83 26.55 MAR161792-M 4001 AD #1 $3.99 VAL
67 66 26.54 MAR160792-M SPIDER-WOMAN #7 $3.99 MAR
68 68 26.20 MAR160773 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #6 $3.99 MAR
69 70 25.93 MAR160756 ULTIMATES #7 $3.99 MAR
70 93 25.92 MAR160227-M BATGIRL #52 $2.99 DC
71 71 25.74 MAR160842-M POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #4 $3.99 MAR
72 67 25.71 MAR160221-M SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #7 $3.99 DC
73 72 24.67 MAR160818 UNCANNY INHUMANS #9 $3.99 MAR
74 76 23.30 MAR160835-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $3.99 MAR
75 74 23.25 MAR160234 GRAYSON #20 $3.99 DC
76 77 23.24 NOV150826-M KARNAK #4 $3.99 MAR
77 75 23.19 MAR160797 CARNAGE #8 $3.99 MAR
78 69 23.06 JAN161580-M INVADER ZIM #9 $3.99 ONI
79 108 22.92 MAR160205 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #20 $2.99 DC
80 79 22.54 MAR160800 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #10 $3.99 MAR
81 81 21.95 MAR160239 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #12 $3.99 DC
82 82 21.77 MAR160185-M AQUAMAN #52 $3.99 DC
83 107 21.44 MAR160833-M MOCKINGBIRD #3 $3.99 MAR
84 86 21.33 MAR160801 SPIDEY #6 $3.99 MAR
85 122 21.19 MAR160232 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #5 $2.99 DC
86 85 21.03 MAR160595-M TOKYO GHOST #7 (MR) $3.99 IMA
87 84 20.94 MAR160220 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #4 $3.99 DC
88 288 20.87 MAR160888 TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS CLASSIC #1 $1.00 MAR
89 90 20.68 MAR160808 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #5 $3.99 MAR
90 127 20.63 MAR160192 DEATHSTROKE #18 $2.99 DC
91 91 20.61 FEB160862 SILVER SURFER #4 $3.99 MAR
92 89 20.40 MAR160574 MONSTRESS #6 (MR) $3.99 IMA
93 92 20.35 MAR160771-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
94 129 20.12 MAR160199-M GREEN ARROW #52 $2.99 DC
95 73 19.52 MAR160799 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #3 $4.99 MAR
96 95 19.20 MAR160777 VISION #7 $3.99 MAR
97 96 19.07 MAR160767 SQUADRON SUPREME #7 $3.99 MAR
98 88 18.86 MAR161079-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #9 $3.99 ARC
99 316 18.54 MAR160881 TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS #1 $1.00 MAR
100 100 18.43 MAR160819 ALL NEW INHUMANS #7 $3.99 MAR

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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.