Top 100 Comics And Graphic Novels For June 2012

These are the best selling comics for June 2012 in the North American Direct Market, serviced by Diamond Comic Distributors, and does not include the UK market. As we previously revealed, Before Watchmen has seen DC Comics regain their dominance of the top ten, outselling everything from DC asaide from Batman and Justice League.

We can also estimate from these figures that Avengers Vs X-Men #6 sold around 190,000, Batman around 130,000, and the Before Watchmen launch issues between 100,000 and 107,000, which is a remarkable success, especially considering they are all Mature Readers titles.

Interestingly, you can see the affects of Marvel’s promotions for retailers, Avengers Vs X-Men #5 and #6 swap places on the quantity and dollar ranks. They both cost the same, but a promotion for retailers to increase their orders for issue 6 in return for greater discount, has seen the comic beat #5 in sales – but not for dollars raised. You can see a similar example on the placement of Astonishing X-Men #51.

The highest placed creator owned title is Hit Girl #1 at around 60,000 sales – an excellent position for the comic at 26th place as The Walking Dead slips back to 30th at around 55,000 sales. Not to worry, next month will see The Walking Dead hit the top spot by a very large margin… this is of course in direct contrast to the graphic novels and trade paperback chart, dominated by creator owned or creator participant series, with even the highest selling DC New 52 collections being knocked back by The Walking Dead and Alan Moore.

The only non-Premier publisher title to break the Top 100 is Harbinger #1 from Valiant, launching at around 32,000.

Top 100 Comics for June 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
12146.40AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6$3.99MAR
21143.21AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5$3.99MAR
33100.00BATMAN #10$3.99DC
4497.56JUSTICE LEAGUE #10$3.99DC
5582.54BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
6679.95BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
7779.04BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
8877.76BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (MR) [*]$3.99DC
9972.58SPIDER-MEN #1$3.99MAR
101072.57AVX VS #3$3.99MAR
111163.96DETECTIVE COMICS #10$3.99DC
121563.45ASTONISHING X-MEN #51$3.99MAR
131261.99ACTION COMICS #10$3.99DC
142161.89GREEN LANTERN #10$2.99DC
152456.54BATMAN INCORPORATED #2$2.99DC
162555.02BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10$2.99DC
171454.14UNCANNY X-MEN #13$3.99MAR
181752.88AVENGERS #27$3.99MAR
192352.46EARTH 2 #2 [*]$2.99DC
201352.42SPIDER-MEN #2$3.99MAR
211652.04UNCANNY X-MEN #14$3.99MAR
222751.35BATMAN AND ROBIN #10$2.99DC
232049.84NEW AVENGERS #27$3.99MAR
241949.77WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12$3.99MAR
251848.12AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687$3.99MAR
263046.37HIT-GIRL #1 (MR)$2.99MAR
272245.67AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688$3.99MAR
283245.51AQUAMAN #10$2.99DC
293145.35SUPERMAN #10$2.99DC
303442.77WALKING DEAD #99 (MR)$2.99IMA
313642.74FLASH #10$2.99DC
322639.59SECRET AVENGERS #28$3.99MAR
334238.83NIGHTWING #10$2.99DC
344537.74X-MEN LEGACY #268$2.99MAR
352836.48UNCANNY X-FORCE #26$3.99MAR
364636.46TEEN TITANS #10$2.99DC
374936.26WONDER WOMAN #10$2.99DC
385036.12BATGIRL #10$2.99DC
395236.02X-MEN LEGACY #269$2.99MAR
404035.59WORLDS FINEST #2 [*]$2.99DC
415334.25GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10$2.99DC
425534.09GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10$2.99DC
435633.67DAREDEVIL #14$2.99MAR
442933.40MARS ATTACKS #1$3.99IDW
453333.03AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4$3.99MAR
463532.66ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11$3.99MAR
476031.58SAGA #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
486131.49BATWOMAN #10$2.99DC
493731.07INCREDIBLE HULK #9$3.99MAR
506431.05FANTASTIC FOUR #607$2.99MAR
513830.60AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #8$3.99MAR
526530.35DARK AVENGERS #175$2.99MAR
533930.29CAPTAIN AMERICA #13$3.99MAR
544129.26INCREDIBLE HULK #10$3.99MAR
556729.18RED LANTERNS #10$2.99DC
564328.93X-MEN #30$3.99MAR
576828.70SWAMP THING #10$2.99DC
586928.52CATWOMAN #10$2.99DC
597028.44RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10$2.99DC
604727.47X-MEN #31$3.99MAR
615126.98WOLVERINE #308$3.99MAR
627126.86ANIMAL MAN #10$2.99DC
637226.57DARK AVENGERS #176$2.99MAR
647326.30FF #19$2.99MAR
657526.13AVENGERS ACADEMY #31$2.99MAR
665425.85MIGHTY THOR #15$3.99MAR
677625.57SUPERGIRL #10$2.99DC
687725.52JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10$2.99DC
695724.99INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518$3.99MAR
705824.96INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #519$3.99MAR
717924.75AVENGERS ACADEMY #32$2.99MAR
724824.65HARBINGER #1$3.99VAL
735924.41MIGHTY THOR #16$3.99MAR
748024.24SUICIDE SQUAD #10$2.99DC
758224.07SUPERBOY #10$2.99DC
768423.81JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10$2.99DC
776223.68ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #12$3.99MAR
788823.67WINTER SOLDIER #6$2.99MAR
798623.58SCARLET SPIDER #6$2.99MAR
809023.39AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4$2.99MAR
816323.13SPAWN #220$3.99IMA
824423.06MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1$4.99MAR
839322.66DEADPOOL #56$2.99MAR
846622.38ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13$3.99MAR
859622.25WINTER SOLDIER #7$2.99MAR
869722.03VENOM #19$2.99MAR
879921.85BIRDS OF PREY #10$2.99DC
888521.51RAVAGERS #2 [*]$2.99DC
8910121.39BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10$2.99DAR
908721.15DIAL H #2 [*]$2.99DC
9110419.78GREEN ARROW #10$2.99DC
927419.45ALL STAR WESTERN #10$3.99DC
9310719.08X-FACTOR #237$2.99MAR
947818.47BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #5$3.99DC
9511018.12X-FACTOR #238$2.99MAR
968318.10DEFENDERS #7$3.99MAR
9711117.91PUNISHER #12$2.99MAR
9810917.90BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3$2.99DC
999117.25SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2$3.99DC
10011517.18HULK #53$2.99MAR

Top 100 Graphic Novels for June 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
1221.71WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR)$14.99IMA
2315.84LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR)$9.95TOP
358.73WATCHMEN TP$19.99DC
474.18BOYS TP VOL 11 OVER THE HILL W/T SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN (M$19.99DE
564.16BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 01 FACES OF DEATH$22.99DC
6133.86FATALE TP VOL 01 DEATH CHASES ME (MR)$14.99IMA
783.21BATWOMAN HC VOL 01 HYDROLOGY$22.99DC
8363.08WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$9.99IMA
9183.07DMZ TP VOL 12 THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK (MR)$14.99DC
10202.85MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 03 P.E.$14.99IMA
11232.76RED LANTERNS TP VOL 01 BLOOD AND RAGE$14.99DC
1292.28GAME OF THRONES GN VOL 01 (MR)$25.00RAN
13192.17X-MEN SCHISM TP$19.99MAR
14112.08JUSTICE TP$29.99DC
15271.99ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 01 LIVE THROUGH THIS$17.99DAR
16171.97BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS$24.99DC
1741.95WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC$99.99DC
18481.89WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
19291.82DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 02$19.99MAR
20571.81FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE TP VOL 01 WAR MONSTERS$14.99DC
21141.79BATMAN VS THE BLACK GLOVE DLX ED HC$29.99DC
22241.78BARRY SONNENFELDS DINOSAURS VS ALIENS HC$19.99DE
23501.77DEFENDERS BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01$19.99MAR
24341.76GOON TP VOL 11 DEFORMED BODY & DEVIOUS MIND$16.99DAR
25521.75MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS AND MALEEV TP VOL 01$19.99MAR
26551.74DEADPOOL TP VOL 09 INSTITUTIONALIZED$15.99MAR
27221.73INFINITY GAUNTLET TP$24.99MAR
28211.73CARNAGE USA HC$24.99MAR
29761.73TINY TITANS TP VOL 07 GROWING UP TINY$12.99DC
3011.71DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN ARTIST ED HC$95.00IDW
31621.67WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS$14.99IMA
321021.65BLEACH TP VOL 40$9.99VIZ
331301.64AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE PRELUDE TP$9.99MAR
341041.64BLEACH TP VOL 41$9.99VIZ
35611.62GUILD TP VOL 02$14.99DAR
36731.58GREEN LANTERN CORPS REVOLT OF ALPHA LANTERNS TP$14.99DC
37371.56TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES TP VOL 01$17.99IDW
38251.55DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION PREM HC$24.99MAR
39851.52BATTLE SCARS TP$16.99MAR
40751.51BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 END RUN$14.99DC
411441.50SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 18$7.99ARC
42581.50USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 26 TRAITORS O/T EARTH$16.99DAR
43781.47LEGION OF SUPER HEROES TP VOL 01 HOSTILE WORLD$14.99DC
441171.46YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 01$9.99VIZ
45811.46GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT$14.99DC
46281.45SILVER SURFER REBIRTH OF THANOS TP$24.99MAR
471151.38LOST DOGS GN (MR)$9.95TOP
482611.35MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER TP #1$3.99MAR
49871.35WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 WE FIND OURSELVES (MR)$14.99IMA
50541.33CONAN TP VOL 11 ROAD OF KINGS$19.99DAR
511111.32X-MEN X-CLUB TP$16.99MAR
52321.30ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02$24.99MAR
531261.30AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 02 PROMISE PART 2$10.99DAR
542731.30MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER TP #2$3.99MAR
55951.30WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS BROKEN QUARANTINE TP$19.99MAR
56741.29FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC$19.99MAR
57391.27JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC$21.95SLA
58631.26CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 22 REAVERS BORDERLAND$18.99DAR
59981.25WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE$14.99IMA
60401.24HELLBLAZER TP VOL 03 THE FEAR MACHINE NEW ED (MR)$24.99DC
61421.23GET JIRO HC (MR)$24.99DC
62791.21INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 09 DEMON$19.99MAR
63441.19AVENGING SPIDER-MAN PREM HC FRIENDS BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS$24.99MAR
64431.18LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY COLL HC BOOK 01$24.99IMA
65451.17BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP VOL 01$24.99DC
66601.16WATCHMEN HC$39.99DC
671051.16WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)$14.99IMA
68531.14JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 01 ORIGIN$24.99DC
69661.12TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 01$19.99IDW
70261.11INCREDIBLE HULK BY JASON AARON HC VOL 01$34.99MAR
711251.10GANTZ TP VOL 23$12.99DAR
72801.10ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11$19.99MAR
731531.09MYSTERY MEN TP$14.99MAR
741641.06WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 01$9.99IMA
75881.06SPIDER-MAN SPIDER HUNT TP$29.99MAR
761191.05WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)$14.99IMA
771031.03X-MEN LEGACY BACK TO SCHOOL PREM HC$19.99MAR
781081.03STATIC SHOCK TP VOL 01 SUPERCHARGED$16.99DC
791101.03MISTER TERRIFIC TP VOL 01 MIND GAMES$16.99DC
80900.99DANGER GIRL REVOLVER TP$17.99IDW
811240.99WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR)$14.99IMA
82910.99DOCTOR WHO ONGOING 2 TP VOL 04 AS TIME GOES BY$17.99IDW
831120.97BART SIMPSON OUT TO LUNCH TP$15.99BON
84720.97UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 02$24.99MAR
85710.95FIRST WAVE TP$24.99DC
861310.95WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR)$14.99IMA
871320.95WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME$14.99IMA
881350.95WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE$14.99IMA
89650.94STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS AND EWOKS TP$24.99DAR
901750.93NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 11$9.99DAR
911360.93WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)$14.99IMA
921010.92MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 01$17.99IDW
93410.91PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 05 1945-1946$29.99FAN
94150.90MMW MARVEL TEAM-UP HC VOL 02$59.99MAR
95590.90BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP VOL 01$29.99DC
96670.89STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC DM EXCL ED$24.99IDW
971390.88WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR)$14.99IMA
981060.88BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP$19.99DC
991200.88LOVELY HORRIBLE STUFF HC$14.95TOP
1001400.88WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM$14.99IMA

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

twitter   facebook square   globe