(BALTIMORE, MD) — (July 28, 2021) — Venom #35, the 200th issue of Marvel Comics' Venom overall and the climax to Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's groundbreaking run on the title, was the best-selling comic book of June 2021 through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
JUNE'S COMIC BOOKS
Marvel Comics had seven titles among Diamond's most distributed comics in June. Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, the crossover event from Charles Soule and Luke Ross set before Return of the Jedi, ranked #3. Peach Momoko's Demon Days: Mariko #1, the second part of her Demon Days saga, ranked #4. Other comics in the top ten include X-Men #21 (#5), Planet-Sized X-Men #1 (#6), Star Wars: The High Republic #6 (#8), and Wolverine #13 (#9).
Image Comics' best-selling book in June, Spawn's Universe #1, took the #2 spot and launched Todd McFarlane's Spawnverse with a one-shot from McFarlane and artists Jim Cheung, Stephen Segovia, and Marcio Takara. Setting the stage for the one-shot, McFarlane and Carlo Barberi's Spawn #319 also placing in the top 10 at #10.
Keanu Reeves' BRZRKR #3, co-written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Ron Garvey, was BOOM! Studios' best-selling book in June at #7.
IDW Publishing's Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #5, an all-ages comic set two centuries before the era of Luke Skywalker and the original Star Wars trilogy, was their top book at #66.
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmietti, and Mortitat's sword-and-sorcery adventure for Dynamite, The Invincible Red Sonja #2, was the publisher's top book at #91.
Dark Horse Comics' Young Hellboy: The Hidden Land #4, the conclusion of the mini-series by Mike Mignola, Tom Sniegoski, and Craig Rousseau, ranked #106 for the month.
JUNE'S GRAPHIC NOVELS
The third volume of James Tynion IV and Werther Dell'Edera's Something is Killing the Children from BOOM! Studios was June's most-shipped graphic novel.
Marvel Comics had five graphic novels among June's top ten, led by the collected edition of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman's King in Black at #2. Also in the top ten were Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Into the Fire (#3); Mighty Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man: With Great Power..., a collection of the original Stan Lee and Steve Ditko stories (#6); Thor Volume 2: Prey (#7); and The Immortal Hulk Volume 9: The Weakest One There Is (#8).
The first volume of Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley's Invincible, the basis for Amazon Prime's acclaimed animated series, was Image Comics' best-selling graphic novel at #4. Additionally James Tynion IV’s Department of Truth Vol 1 remains in the top 10 after having initially shipped in February and sold through it’s first printing.
Also among the top ten graphic novels, VIZ Media had two books, with Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia Volume 28 charting as their top book at #5.
JUNE'S TOYS & GAMES
Based on the best-selling series from Marvel Comics, Funko's PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Immortal Hulk 6-Inch Vinyl Figure was June's best-selling toy product. Also in the top ten from Funko, the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! Marvel: Avengers Endgame: I Am Iron Man Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Figure ranked #3 for the month.
Hasbro had three products in the top ten, led by the X-Men Legends 6-Inch Action Figures, based on Jonathan Hickman's run, at #2. Diamond Select Toys had five products in the top ten with the Marvel Premier Collection: Silver Surfer Statue their top product at #4.
The Magic the Gathering Trading Card Game: Strixhaven, School for Mages Booster Packs from Wizards of the Coast topped the charts as June's best-selling game. Paizo had a strong month, with five products in the top ten; the Starfinder: Galaxy Exploration Manual ranked #2 for the month. Other publishers in the top ten were Konami Digital Entertainment (the Yu-Gi-Oh! Lightning Overdrive Booster Packs ranked #4) and Global Games Distribution (the Naruto: Ninja Arena Dice Game ranked #6).
TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD
|1||VENOM #35||$9.99||FEB210492-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|2||SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1 [*]||$5.99||APR210108-M||IMAGE COMICS|
|3||STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #1||$4.99||APR210945-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|4||DEMON DAYS: MARIKO #1||$4.99||APR210846-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|5||X-MEN #21||$3.99||APR210768-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|6||PLANET-SIZED X-MEN #1||$4.99||APR210742-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|7||BRZRKR #3 (MR) [*]||$3.99||OCT200952-M||BOOM! STUDIOS|
|8||STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6||$3.99||APR210942-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|9||WOLVERINE #13||$3.99||APR210787-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|10||SPAWN #319||$2.99||APR210333-M||IMAGE COMICS|
TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD
|1||SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN VOLUME 3 TP||$14.99||FEB210874||BOOM! STUDIOS|
|2||KING IN BLACK TP||$24.99||APR210982||MARVEL COMICS|
|3||STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOLUME 2: INTO THE FIRE TP||$17.99||MAR210704||MARVEL COMICS|
|4||INVINCIBLE VOL. 1: FAMILY MATTERS TP||$9.99||DEC209049||IMAGE COMICS|
|5||MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 28 GN||$9.99||APR212104||VIZ MEDIA|
|6||MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: GREAT POWER… GN||$15.99||MAR210720-M||MARVEL COMICS|
|7||THOR VOLUME 2: PREY TP||$24.99||MAR210700||MARVEL COMICS|
|8||IMMORTAL HULK VOL. 9: THE WEAKEST ONE THERE IS TP||$15.99||MAR210705||MARVEL COMICS|
|9||DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH VOL. 1 TP (MR)||$9.99||DEC200103-M||IMAGE COMICS|
|10||JUJUTSU KAISEN VOLUME 10 GN||$9.99||APR212107||VIZ MEDIA|
TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||POP! MARVEL HEROES: IMMORTAL HULK 6-INCH VINYL FIGURE||$23.99||JUL209200||FUNKO|
|2||X-MEN LEGENDS 6-INCH FIGURES||$122.00||SEP208251||HASBRO TOY GROUP|
|3||POP! AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE FIGURE||$14.99||SEP198703||FUNKO|
|4||MARVEL PREMIER COLLECTION: SILVER SURFER STATUE||$175.00||SEP201922||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|5||STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN: THE CHILD IN CHAIR 1/2-SCALE STATUE||$225.00||AUG202092||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|6||GODZILLA GALLERY: KING GHIDORAH (1991) DELUXE PVC FIGURE||$89.99||DEC202072||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|7||MARVEL LEGENDS: M.O.D.O.K. 6-INCH DELUXE FIGURE||$114.30||OCT209166||HASBRO TOY GROUP|
|8||AVATAR GALLERY: KATARA PVC STATUE||$49.99||DEC202071||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|9||THE IRON GIANT SELECT ACTION FIGURE||$29.99||DEC192335||DIAMOND SELECT TOYS|
|10||STAR WARS: AHSOKA TANO FORCE FX ELITE LIGHTSABER||$370.00||AUG208938||HASBRO TOY GROUP|
TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED
|1||MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: STRIXHAVEN SCHOOL OF MAGES BOOSTER PACKS||$89.92||JAN218637||WIZARDS OF THE COAST|
|2||STARFINDER RPG: GALAXY EXPLORATION MANUAL HC||$39.99||MAR212545||PAIZO|
|3||PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK HC||$59.99||MAY193227||PAIZO|
|4||YU-GI-OH! TCG: LIGHTNING OVERDRIVE BOOSTER PACKS||$95.76||DEC208049||KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT|
|5||YU-GI-OH! TCG EGYPTIAN GOD DECKS||$79.92||JAN218691||KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT|
|6||NARUTO: NINJA ARENA DICE GAME||$45.00||JAN218178||GLOBAL GAMES DISTRIBUTION|
|7||DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RPG: VAN RICHTEN'S GUIDE TO RAVENLOFT HC||$49.95||JAN218692||WIZARDS OF THE COAST|
|8||PATHFINDER BESTIARY HC||$49.99||MAY193229||PAIZO|
|9||PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SPECIAL EDITION||$79.99||MAY193228||PAIZO|
|10||PATHFINDER: LOST OMENS ANCESTRY GUIDE HC||$34.99||DEC202932||PAIZO|
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