Top 100 Comics And Graphic Novels For June 2012

Posted by July 9, 2012 Comment

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
INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 146.40 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
2 1 143.21 AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 BATMAN #10 $3.99 DC
4 4 97.56 JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 $3.99 DC
5 5 82.54 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
6 6 79.95 BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
7 7 79.04 BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
8 8 77.76 BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
9 9 72.58 SPIDER-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
10 10 72.57 AVX VS #3 $3.99 MAR
11 11 63.96 DETECTIVE COMICS #10 $3.99 DC
12 15 63.45 ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 $3.99 MAR
13 12 61.99 ACTION COMICS #10 $3.99 DC
14 21 61.89 GREEN LANTERN #10 $2.99 DC
15 24 56.54 BATMAN INCORPORATED #2 $2.99 DC
16 25 55.02 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10 $2.99 DC
17 14 54.14 UNCANNY X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
18 17 52.88 AVENGERS #27 $3.99 MAR
19 23 52.46 EARTH 2 #2 [*] $2.99 DC
20 13 52.42 SPIDER-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
21 16 52.04 UNCANNY X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
22 27 51.35 BATMAN AND ROBIN #10 $2.99 DC
23 20 49.84 NEW AVENGERS #27 $3.99 MAR
24 19 49.77 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
25 18 48.12 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 $3.99 MAR
26 30 46.37 HIT-GIRL #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
27 22 45.67 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 $3.99 MAR
28 32 45.51 AQUAMAN #10 $2.99 DC
29 31 45.35 SUPERMAN #10 $2.99 DC
30 34 42.77 WALKING DEAD #99 (MR) $2.99 IMA
31 36 42.74 FLASH #10 $2.99 DC
32 26 39.59 SECRET AVENGERS #28 $3.99 MAR
33 42 38.83 NIGHTWING #10 $2.99 DC
34 45 37.74 X-MEN LEGACY #268 $2.99 MAR
35 28 36.48 UNCANNY X-FORCE #26 $3.99 MAR
36 46 36.46 TEEN TITANS #10 $2.99 DC
37 49 36.26 WONDER WOMAN #10 $2.99 DC
38 50 36.12 BATGIRL #10 $2.99 DC
39 52 36.02 X-MEN LEGACY #269 $2.99 MAR
40 40 35.59 WORLDS FINEST #2 [*] $2.99 DC
41 53 34.25 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10 $2.99 DC
42 55 34.09 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10 $2.99 DC
43 56 33.67 DAREDEVIL #14 $2.99 MAR
44 29 33.40 MARS ATTACKS #1 $3.99 IDW
45 33 33.03 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 $3.99 MAR
46 35 32.66 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
47 60 31.58 SAGA #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
48 61 31.49 BATWOMAN #10 $2.99 DC
49 37 31.07 INCREDIBLE HULK #9 $3.99 MAR
50 64 31.05 FANTASTIC FOUR #607 $2.99 MAR
51 38 30.60 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
52 65 30.35 DARK AVENGERS #175 $2.99 MAR
53 39 30.29 CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 $3.99 MAR
54 41 29.26 INCREDIBLE HULK #10 $3.99 MAR
55 67 29.18 RED LANTERNS #10 $2.99 DC
56 43 28.93 X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
57 68 28.70 SWAMP THING #10 $2.99 DC
58 69 28.52 CATWOMAN #10 $2.99 DC
59 70 28.44 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10 $2.99 DC
60 47 27.47 X-MEN #31 $3.99 MAR
61 51 26.98 WOLVERINE #308 $3.99 MAR
62 71 26.86 ANIMAL MAN #10 $2.99 DC
63 72 26.57 DARK AVENGERS #176 $2.99 MAR
64 73 26.30 FF #19 $2.99 MAR
65 75 26.13 AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 $2.99 MAR
66 54 25.85 MIGHTY THOR #15 $3.99 MAR
67 76 25.57 SUPERGIRL #10 $2.99 DC
68 77 25.52 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10 $2.99 DC
69 57 24.99 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518 $3.99 MAR
70 58 24.96 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #519 $3.99 MAR
71 79 24.75 AVENGERS ACADEMY #32 $2.99 MAR
72 48 24.65 HARBINGER #1 $3.99 VAL
73 59 24.41 MIGHTY THOR #16 $3.99 MAR
74 80 24.24 SUICIDE SQUAD #10 $2.99 DC
75 82 24.07 SUPERBOY #10 $2.99 DC
76 84 23.81 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10 $2.99 DC
77 62 23.68 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #12 $3.99 MAR
78 88 23.67 WINTER SOLDIER #6 $2.99 MAR
79 86 23.58 SCARLET SPIDER #6 $2.99 MAR
80 90 23.39 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 $2.99 MAR
81 63 23.13 SPAWN #220 $3.99 IMA
82 44 23.06 MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
83 93 22.66 DEADPOOL #56 $2.99 MAR
84 66 22.38 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13 $3.99 MAR
85 96 22.25 WINTER SOLDIER #7 $2.99 MAR
86 97 22.03 VENOM #19 $2.99 MAR
87 99 21.85 BIRDS OF PREY #10 $2.99 DC
88 85 21.51 RAVAGERS #2 [*] $2.99 DC
89 101 21.39 BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 $2.99 DAR
90 87 21.15 DIAL H #2 [*] $2.99 DC
91 104 19.78 GREEN ARROW #10 $2.99 DC
92 74 19.45 ALL STAR WESTERN #10 $3.99 DC
93 107 19.08 X-FACTOR #237 $2.99 MAR
94 78 18.47 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #5 $3.99 DC
95 110 18.12 X-FACTOR #238 $2.99 MAR
96 83 18.10 DEFENDERS #7 $3.99 MAR
97 111 17.91 PUNISHER #12 $2.99 MAR
98 109 17.90 BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3 $2.99 DC
99 91 17.25 SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2 $3.99 DC
100 115 17.18 HULK #53 $2.99 MAR

Top 100 Graphic Novels for June 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 21.71 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR) $14.99 IMA
2 3 15.84 LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR) $9.95 TOP
3 5 8.73 WATCHMEN TP $19.99 DC
4 7 4.18 BOYS TP VOL 11 OVER THE HILL W/T SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN (M $19.99 DE
5 6 4.16 BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 01 FACES OF DEATH $22.99 DC
6 13 3.86 FATALE TP VOL 01 DEATH CHASES ME (MR) $14.99 IMA
7 8 3.21 BATWOMAN HC VOL 01 HYDROLOGY $22.99 DC
8 36 3.08 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
9 18 3.07 DMZ TP VOL 12 THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK (MR) $14.99 DC
10 20 2.85 MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 03 P.E. $14.99 IMA
11 23 2.76 RED LANTERNS TP VOL 01 BLOOD AND RAGE $14.99 DC
12 9 2.28 GAME OF THRONES GN VOL 01 (MR) $25.00 RAN
13 19 2.17 X-MEN SCHISM TP $19.99 MAR
14 11 2.08 JUSTICE TP $29.99 DC
15 27 1.99 ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 01 LIVE THROUGH THIS $17.99 DAR
16 17 1.97 BATMAN HC VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS $24.99 DC
17 4 1.95 WATCHMEN THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC $99.99 DC
18 48 1.89 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
19 29 1.82 DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 02 $19.99 MAR
20 57 1.81 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE TP VOL 01 WAR MONSTERS $14.99 DC
21 14 1.79 BATMAN VS THE BLACK GLOVE DLX ED HC $29.99 DC
22 24 1.78 BARRY SONNENFELDS DINOSAURS VS ALIENS HC $19.99 DE
23 50 1.77 DEFENDERS BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
24 34 1.76 GOON TP VOL 11 DEFORMED BODY & DEVIOUS MIND $16.99 DAR
25 52 1.75 MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS AND MALEEV TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
26 55 1.74 DEADPOOL TP VOL 09 INSTITUTIONALIZED $15.99 MAR
27 22 1.73 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 MAR
28 21 1.73 CARNAGE USA HC $24.99 MAR
29 76 1.73 TINY TITANS TP VOL 07 GROWING UP TINY $12.99 DC
30 1 1.71 DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN ARTIST ED HC $95.00 IDW
31 62 1.67 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA
32 102 1.65 BLEACH TP VOL 40 $9.99 VIZ
33 130 1.64 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE PRELUDE TP $9.99 MAR
34 104 1.64 BLEACH TP VOL 41 $9.99 VIZ
35 61 1.62 GUILD TP VOL 02 $14.99 DAR
36 73 1.58 GREEN LANTERN CORPS REVOLT OF ALPHA LANTERNS TP $14.99 DC
37 37 1.56 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
38 25 1.55 DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION PREM HC $24.99 MAR
39 85 1.52 BATTLE SCARS TP $16.99 MAR
40 75 1.51 BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 END RUN $14.99 DC
41 144 1.50 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 18 $7.99 ARC
42 58 1.50 USAGI YOJIMBO TP VOL 26 TRAITORS O/T EARTH $16.99 DAR
43 78 1.47 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES TP VOL 01 HOSTILE WORLD $14.99 DC
44 117 1.46 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
45 81 1.46 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT $14.99 DC
46 28 1.45 SILVER SURFER REBIRTH OF THANOS TP $24.99 MAR
47 115 1.38 LOST DOGS GN (MR) $9.95 TOP
48 261 1.35 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER TP #1 $3.99 MAR
49 87 1.35 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 WE FIND OURSELVES (MR) $14.99 IMA
50 54 1.33 CONAN TP VOL 11 ROAD OF KINGS $19.99 DAR
51 111 1.32 X-MEN X-CLUB TP $16.99 MAR
52 32 1.30 ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
53 126 1.30 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP VOL 02 PROMISE PART 2 $10.99 DAR
54 273 1.30 MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER TP #2 $3.99 MAR
55 95 1.30 WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS BROKEN QUARANTINE TP $19.99 MAR
56 74 1.29 FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC $19.99 MAR
57 39 1.27 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $21.95 SLA
58 63 1.26 CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 22 REAVERS BORDERLAND $18.99 DAR
59 98 1.25 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE $14.99 IMA
60 40 1.24 HELLBLAZER TP VOL 03 THE FEAR MACHINE NEW ED (MR) $24.99 DC
61 42 1.23 GET JIRO HC (MR) $24.99 DC
62 79 1.21 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 09 DEMON $19.99 MAR
63 44 1.19 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN PREM HC FRIENDS BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS $24.99 MAR
64 43 1.18 LIBERTY MEADOWS SUNDAY COLL HC BOOK 01 $24.99 IMA
65 45 1.17 BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP VOL 01 $24.99 DC
66 60 1.16 WATCHMEN HC $39.99 DC
67 105 1.16 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
68 53 1.14 JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 01 ORIGIN $24.99 DC
69 66 1.12 TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 01 $19.99 IDW
70 26 1.11 INCREDIBLE HULK BY JASON AARON HC VOL 01 $34.99 MAR
71 125 1.10 GANTZ TP VOL 23 $12.99 DAR
72 80 1.10 ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11 $19.99 MAR
73 153 1.09 MYSTERY MEN TP $14.99 MAR
74 164 1.06 WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 01 $9.99 IMA
75 88 1.06 SPIDER-MAN SPIDER HUNT TP $29.99 MAR
76 119 1.05 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR) $14.99 IMA
77 103 1.03 X-MEN LEGACY BACK TO SCHOOL PREM HC $19.99 MAR
78 108 1.03 STATIC SHOCK TP VOL 01 SUPERCHARGED $16.99 DC
79 110 1.03 MISTER TERRIFIC TP VOL 01 MIND GAMES $16.99 DC
80 90 0.99 DANGER GIRL REVOLVER TP $17.99 IDW
81 124 0.99 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (MR) $14.99 IMA
82 91 0.99 DOCTOR WHO ONGOING 2 TP VOL 04 AS TIME GOES BY $17.99 IDW
83 112 0.97 BART SIMPSON OUT TO LUNCH TP $15.99 BON
84 72 0.97 UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 02 $24.99 MAR
85 71 0.95 FIRST WAVE TP $24.99 DC
86 131 0.95 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
87 132 0.95 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 10 WHAT WE BECOME $14.99 IMA
88 135 0.95 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE $14.99 IMA
89 65 0.94 STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS AND EWOKS TP $24.99 DAR
90 175 0.93 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 11 $9.99 DAR
91 136 0.93 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR) $14.99 IMA
92 101 0.92 MAGIC THE GATHERING TP VOL 01 $17.99 IDW
93 41 0.91 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 05 1945-1946 $29.99 FAN
94 15 0.90 MMW MARVEL TEAM-UP HC VOL 02 $59.99 MAR
95 59 0.90 BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP VOL 01 $29.99 DC
96 67 0.89 STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC DM EXCL ED $24.99 IDW
97 139 0.88 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 08 MADE TO SUFFER (MR) $14.99 IMA
98 106 0.88 BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP $19.99 DC
99 120 0.88 LOVELY HORRIBLE STUFF HC $14.95 TOP
100 140 0.88 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 12 LIFE AMONG THEM $14.99 IMA

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