Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Diamond Sales Top 10 Comics: May 2012


Once again, it was Marvel's big event that snatched the top spot last month. The series has had mixed reviews with both critics and fans, but despite this sales have been high.

No. 3 goes to another event, albeit one that wasn't quite as big. Batman #9 was DC's highest selling book of May and saw the end of the "Night of the Owls" story.

The rest of the top 10 goes to familiar faces, with the exception of Batman Incorporated #1 which began this month. It was one of 6 new titles that DC released as part of their New 52: Wave 2, it's unsurprising that Batman Inc. was the highest-selling Wave 2 book, but how well did the others do?

Batman Inc. is the best-selling title of Wave 2

Well, the second highest Wave 2 book was Earth-2 #1, just outside the top 10 at No. 11. Worlds' Finest #1 came in at No. 20, Dial H was at No. 48, with The Ravagers at No. 50. Meaning that G.I Combat was the loser of the new wave as it comes in at No. 83.

Top 10 Comics: May 2012

1. Avengers vs. X-Men #4
2. Avengers vs. X-Men #3
3. Batman #9
4. Justice League #9
5. Batman Annual #1
6. AVX VS #2
7. Batman Incorporated #1
8. Detective Comics #9
9. Action Comics #9
10. Green Lantern #9

The other thing that got comic fans talking last month was the re-emergence of Valiant Comics. They released one title last month, X-O Manowar #1 which came in at a respectable No. 43.

Valiant returns with X-O Manowar #1
Once again, Image Comics' highest selling book was The Walking Dead which came in at No. 28, meanwhile Dark Horse's highest selling book was Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #9 which came in at No. 94.

Meanwhile, IDW Publishing's best selling book was Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation which came in at No. 121.

That's all this month, come back next month for more comic book news. Don't forget to like us on Facebook  or follow us on Twitter because it makes me happy.


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