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Four Avengers in Top 10 in June

DC’s Landmarks Score

Published: 07/13/2010, Last Updated: 11/30/1999 12:00am

Marvel placed four Avengers titles in the top 10 in June, with New Avengers #1 in the top slot at just over 129,000.  That was a significant drop, though, from the launch of Avengers #1 in May, which sold over 163,000 copies.  

 

DC’s Batman #700 was actually the #1 dollar comic in June, one of three $4.99 landmark issues that DC placed in the top 25 (Superman #700 and Wonder Woman #600 were the other two).

 

Marvel and DC split the top 10 evenly; Marvel had a fairly typical 14 of the top 25.  Also fairly typical was the gainers/decliners ratio in the top 25:  14 titles went down vs. the previous issues, eight went up.

 

Although a Dark Horse title based on a Joss Whedon title was the top non-Big Two title in June, it wasn’t Buffy the Vampire Slayer this month, it was the Serenity: Float Out One-Shot at #50.   

 

In the graphic novel space, DC had the top book with Arkham Asylum Madness.  As was the case on the June comics list, sales on the #1 book were modest, around 7,400.  Sales on Image’s Chew Vol. 2, the #2 graphic novel in June, topped the first month sales on the first volume, as the popularity of this title continues to grow. 

 

Here are ICv2's estimates of the sales by Diamond Comic Distributors to comic stores on the top 25 comic titles in June:

 

129,084           New Avengers #1

104,755           Batman #700

  98,788           Avengers #2

  92,140           Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #3

  85,930           Green Lantern #55

  85,815           Brightest Day #3

  81,384           Brightest Day #4

  77,933           Secret Avengers #2

  76,068           Uncanny X-Men #525

  69,433           Avengers Prime #1

  68,804           Flash #3

  67,571           Superman #700

  66,652           Green Lantern Corps #49

  65,578           X-Men Legacy #237

  62,754           Justice League of America #46

  61,736           Amazing Spider-Man #634    

  57,670           Amazing Spider-Man #633

  57,443           Captain America #606

  57,363           Astonishing X-Men #34

  56,443           Thor #611

  56,146           Amazing Spider-Man #635



For an analysis of the dollar trends in June, see "June Comic Sales Up 1%."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during June, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during June, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--June 2010."

For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during May, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2010."

For our estimates of actual orders to Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during May, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2010."

For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through June 2010, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
 
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