Black Cat, Immortal Hulk and Vampirella Beat Batman in July Charts? Really? Where Is Batman #75?

The first time it happened it was considered a fluke caused by a variant cover. The second time the same. But now, for four months in a row, Immortal Hulk‘s reported orders by Diamond Comic Distributors have beaten the usual market leader, Batman.

Aside from event mini-series, anniversaries of launch issues, Immortal Hulk #20 and Batman #74 are both beaten by Black Cat #2 in July’s charts. And in terms of dollars invoiced, Vampirella #1 has pushed Batman #74 out of the top ten. But something big is missing.

Because as House Of X #1, Powers Of X #1, Walking Dead‘s final #193 and Amazing Spider-Man #25 top the charts,  followed by Batbook mini-series Curse Of The White Knight, Last Knight On Earth and The Batman Who Laughs… where is Batman #75?

The beginning of the City Of Bane, the double-sized issue, the anniversary issue – not in the top ten for unit sales or for revenue raised? It came out in the middle of July but seems to have been missed out by Diamond’s July statistics.

What’s going on? Anyone have a suggestion? I’m at a loss…

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SHIPPED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 HOUSE OF X #1 $5.99 MAR
2 POWERS OF X #1 $5.99 MAR
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 $7.99 MAR
4 THE WALKING DEAD #193 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMA
5 BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2 $5.99 DC
6 BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1 $4.99 DC
7 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7 $4.99 DC
8 BLACK CAT #2 $3.99 MAR
9 IMMORTAL HULK #20 $3.99 MAR
10 BATMAN #74 $3.99 DC

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 HOUSE OF X #1 $5.99 MAR
2 POWERS OF X #1 $5.99 MAR
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #25 $7.99 MAR
4 BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #2 $5.99 DC
5 THE WALKING DEAD #193 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMA
6 BATMAN: CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #1 $4.99 DC
7 THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #7 $4.99 DC
8 BLACK CAT #2 $3.99 MAR
9 IMMORTAL HULK #20 $3.99 MAR
10 VAMPIRELLA #1 [*] $3.99 DE

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