Diamond’s Top 100 Comics and Top 100 Graphic Novels: April 2010

Check out the fully detailed top 100 charts from Diamond for April sales of comics and graphic novels!

DC Comics continued their run atop the comics sales charts with the release of Brightest Day #0 in April, the sales chart-topping prelude issue to the 26-part biweekly series that ushers in a new era of heroism and reestablishes fan-favorite characters in the wake of the Blackest Night.

Including the aforementioned Brightest Day #0, DC Comics had five books that placed in the top 10 — The Flash #1 from Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul at #2; Green Lantern #53, picking up the threads of Blackest Night, at #3; Batman and Robin #11, the second part of Grant Morrison’s “Batman Vs. Robin” storyline, at #4; and Green Lantern Corps #47, also following on from Blackest Night, at #8.

Crosstown rival Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with five titles. New Avengers #64, a tie-in to the Siege event, ranked #5; Uncanny X-Men #523, the second chapter of the Second Coming crossover, ranked #6; Invincible Iron Man #25, the start of the “Resilient” storyline, ranked #7; Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1, the debut of the Ultimate Universe’s covert Avengers team, placed #9; and Thor #609, part of the Siege event, placed #10.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products
Invoiced in April 2010

QTY RANK $ RANK INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 212.44 BRIGHTEST DAY #0 $3.99 DC
2 2 165.59 FLASH #1 $3.99 DC
3 3 164.70 GREEN LANTERN #53 $2.99 DC
4 8 137.86 BATMAN AND ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC
5 4 123.79 NEW AVENGERS #64 $3.99 MAR
6 12 121.59 UNCANNY X-MEN #523 $2.99 MAR
7 6 120.94 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #25 HA $3.99 MAR
8 5 118.43 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 $3.99 DC
9 7 106.36 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #1 $3.99 MAR
10 14 105.89 THOR #609 $2.99 MAR
11 9 102.31 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 $3.99 DC
12 17 102.08 X-FORCE #26 $2.99 MAR
13 16 100.00 BATMAN #698 $2.99 DC
14 18 99.53 X-MEN LEGACY #235 $2.99 MAR
15 110 97.08 IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
16 10 96.91 CAPTAIN AMERICA #605 $3.99 MAR
17 11 94.85 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628 $3.99 MAR
18 23 89.75 SIEGE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $2.99 MAR
19 24 87.90 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #629 $2.99 MAR
20 13 87.70 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
21 27 85.08 SIEGE SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.99 MAR
22 33 82.47 MIGHTY AVENGERS #36 $2.99 MAR
23 19 80.34 IRON MAN LEGACY #1 $3.99 MAR
24 36 78.89 SIEGE LOKI #1 $2.99 MAR
25 15 78.77 ULTIMATE COMICS X #2 $3.99 MAR
26 37 78.00 DARK WOLVERINE #85 $2.99 MAR
27 38 75.34 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #34 $2.99 DAR
28 42 72.46 SIEGE SECRET WARRIORS #1 $2.99 MAR
29 43 72.02 SIEGE YOUNG AVENGERS #1 $2.99 MAR
30 46 70.67 DEADPOOL #22 $2.99 MAR
31 47 70.21 NEW MUTANTS #12 $2.99 MAR
32 21 69.97 SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 $3.99 DC
33 20 69.64 DETECTIVE COMICS #864 $3.99 DC
34 22 67.94 WORLD WAR HULKS #1 $3.99 MAR
35 25 65.57 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
36 26 64.77 DEADPOOL CORPS #1 $3.99 MAR
37 28 63.06 DEADPOOL AND CABLE #25 $3.99 MAR
38 30 62.41 SHIELD #1 (MARVEL) $3.99 MAR
39 53 62.26 FANTASTIC FOUR #578 $2.99 MAR
40 32 61.81 WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #1 $3.99 MAR
41 29 61.66 ADVENTURE COMICS #10 $3.99 DC
42 55 61.49 DAREDEVIL #506 $2.99 MAR
43 31 61.28 FLASH SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2010 #1 $3.99 DC
44 34 60.59 FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
45 54 60.14 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38 $2.99 DC
46 59 60.02 X-FACTOR #204 $2.99 MAR
47 57 59.42 RED ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC
48 61 59.20 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47 $2.99 MAR
49 35 58.89 SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 $3.99 DC
50 65 58.52 THUNDERBOLTS #143 $2.99 MAR
51 40 57.55 WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #2 $3.99 MAR
52 39 56.71 SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 $3.99 DC
53 70 55.47 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10 $2.99 MAR
54 71 54.46 SUPERMAN #699 $2.99 DC
55 48 53.84 BLACK WIDOW #1 HA $3.99 MAR
56 44 53.30 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHO WONT WIELD SHIELD #1 $3.99 MAR
57 45 52.52 JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2 $3.99 DC
58 74 52.05 SUPERMAN BATMAN #71 $2.99 DC
59 50 49.32 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12 $3.99 MAR
60 79 48.69 SECRET WARRIORS #15 $2.99 MAR
61 41 48.50 KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #3 $3.99 DE
62 49 48.47 ACTION COMICS #888 $3.99 DC
63 75 48.40 SUPERGIRL #52 $2.99 DC
64 76 48.32 BATGIRL #9 $2.99 DC
65 78 47.82 GREEN ARROW #32 $2.99 DC
66 51 47.77 ACTION COMICS #889 $3.99 DC
67 80 47.32 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #894 $2.99 MAR
68 52 47.31 ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #3 $3.99 MAR
69 56 45.72 DOOMWAR #3 $3.99 MAR
70 58 45.00 FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #2 $3.99 MAR
71 63 43.98 MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1 $3.99 MAR
72 60 43.93 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 (MR) $3.99 DC
73 62 43.62 JSA ALL STARS #5 $3.99 DC
74 85 43.26 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11 $2.99 DC
75 66 43.19 MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #2 $3.99 MAR
76 67 42.55 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #11 $3.99 DC
77 68 42.50 DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #5 $3.99 MAR
78 88 41.63 WONDER WOMAN #43 $2.99 DC
79 69 41.53 TEEN TITANS #82 $3.99 DC
80 90 40.32 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25 $2.99 MAR
81 89 40.32 WALKING DEAD #71 (MR) $2.99 IMA
82 72 40.27 DOC SAVAGE #1 $3.99 DC
83 73 40.14 AVENGERS ORIGIN #1 $3.99 MAR
84 95 37.82 PUNISHER #16 $2.99 MAR
85 97 37.25 SECRET SIX #20 $2.99 DC
86 101 36.70 NOVA #36 $2.99 MAR
87 77 36.51 PUNISHERMAX #6 (MR) $3.99 MAR
88 92 35.37 BOYS #41 (MR) $2.99 DE
89 102 35.33 BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33 $2.99 DC
90 106 34.00 VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #7 $2.99 MAR
91 104 33.93 POWER GIRL #11 $2.99 DC
92 82 33.27 CAPTAIN AMERICA BLACK PANTHER FLAGS OF FATHERS #1 $3.99 MAR
93 84 33.18 HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #2 $3.99 MAR
94 107 32.86 STAR WARS LEGACY #47 $2.99 DAR
95 113 32.76 FABLES #94 (MR) $2.99 DC
96 81 32.71 INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1 $3.99 IMA
97 83 32.57 SPIRIT #1 $3.99 DC
98 114 32.52 BOOSTER GOLD #31 $2.99 DC
99 87 32.06 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
100 119 31.34 OUTSIDERS #29 $2.99 DC

Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s collected edition of Kick-Ass was the best-selling graphic novel for the month of April as the Kick-Ass Premiere Hardcover topped the sales chart for the second month in a row, its sales fueled by the just-released film adaptation from X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn.

Marvel Comics had, in total, three books in the top ten for the month. In addition to Kick-Ass, the Ultimate Comics Wolverine Vs. Hulk trade paperback, collecting the mini-series from Lost’s Damon Lindelof and Secret Invasion’s Leinil Francis Yu, ranked #5 and Marvel Zombies 4 ranked #10.

DC Comics had two books in the top ten graphic novels. Batman and Robin Deluxe Volume 1: Batman Reborn collects the first two story arcs of Grant Morrison’s Batman and Robin and ranked #2. The Flash: Rebirth from Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver returns Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash, to the DC Universe and placed #3 on the charts in April.

Dark Horse Comics had three graphic novels in the month’s top ten. B.P.R.D. Volume 12: War on Frogs collects the latest story arc of Mike Mignola’s series and ranked #4. Another Mignola creation, Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels, ranked #7. Finally, Star Wars: Invasion Volume 1: Refugees, a series set during the Yuuzhan Vong of the Star Wars galaxy, ranked #9.

Rounding out the top ten were Avatar Press with Crossed Volume 1 at #6 and Raw Junior with Benny & Penny in The Big No-No! at #8.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of
Products Invoiced in April 2010

QTY RANK $ RANK INDEX DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 16.77 KICK ASS PREM HC (MR) $24.99 MAR
2 2 10.57 BATMAN AND ROBIN DELUXE HC VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN $24.99 DC
3 6 7.23 FLASH REBIRTH HC $19.99 DC
4 10 6.22 BPRD TP VOL 12 WAR ON FROGS $17.99 DAR
5 12 5.36 ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE VS HULK TP $19.99 MAR
6 5 5.36 CROSSED TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 AVA
7 13 5.26 WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS TP VOL 01 $17.99 DAR
8 29 4.88 BENNY AND PENNY BIG NO NO HC $12.95 RAW
9 15 4.86 STAR WARS INVASION TP VOL 01 REFUGEES $18.99 DAR
10 19 4.74 MARVEL ZOMBIES 04 TP $16.99 MAR
11 17 4.56 AREA 10 HC (MR) $19.99 DC
12 31 4.51 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
13 8 4.28 Y THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 (MR) $29.99 DC
14 9 4.19 WILSON HC (MR) $21.95 DRA
15 38 4.17 JEFF SMITH LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY HC $12.95 RAW
16 24 4.09 POWER GIRL A NEW BEGINNING TP $17.99 DC
17 34 4.04 GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH TP NEW EDITION $14.99 DC
18 26 4.01 RED ROBIN THE GRAIL TP $17.99 DC
19 20 3.97 CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS TP VOL 05 $19.99 DC
20 21 3.93 JSA TP VOL 04 THY KINGDOM COME PART 3 $19.99 DC
21 109 3.92 RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE GN (MR) $6.99 IMA
22 23 3.87 WOLVERINE WEAPON X TP VOL 01 ADAMANTIUM MEN $19.99 MAR
23 30 3.81 RASL TP VOL 02 FIRE OF ST GEORGE $15.00 CAR
24 41 3.81 SECRET SIX DEPTHS TP $14.99 DC
25 25 3.68 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS UNION HC $19.99 DC
26 18 3.56 OTHER LIVES HC (MR) $24.99 DC
27 83 3.48 SHOWCASE PRESENTS DIAL H FOR HERO TP $9.99 DC
28 35 3.47 TERRY MOORES ECHO TP VOL 04 COLLIDER $15.95 ABS
29 50 3.23 SUPERMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 08 $14.99 DC
30 52 3.16 JONAH HEX SIX GUN WAR TP $14.99 DC
31 36 3.08 ESSENTIAL IRON MAN TP VOL 04 $19.99 MAR
32 65 3.06 YOTSUBA & ! GN VOL 08 $10.99 HAC
33 3 2.94 ABSOLUTE GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH HC $75.00 DC
34 58 2.93 TEEN TITANS CHILDS PLAY TP $14.99 DC
35 64 2.93 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD $11.99 ONI
36 146 2.89 SHREK FOREVER AFTER THE PREQUEL $6.95 APE
37 40 2.87 SPIDER-MAN DIED IN YOUR ARMS TONIGHT TP $19.99 MAR
38 37 2.84 SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 07 $19.99 DAR
39 14 2.81 INVINCIBLE HC VOL 05 ULTIMATE COLL $34.99 IMA
40 63 2.78 NEW MUTANTS TP VOL 01 RETURN OF LEGION $14.99 MAR
41 120 2.71 RUNAWAYS TP VOL 10 ROCK ZOMBIES DIGEST $9.99 MAR
42 67 2.68 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF ATLAS TP $14.99 DC
43 78 2.66 GUNSMITH CATS BURST TP VOL 05 (MR) $12.99 DAR
44 22 2.63 JLA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 $29.99 DC
45 11 2.61 BLOOM COUNTY COMPLETE LIBRARY HC VOL 02 $39.99 IDW
46 57 2.61 PUNISHER DEAD END TP $16.99 MAR
47 126 2.55 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $9.99 IMA
48 73 2.52 IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH TP $14.99 MAR
49 33 2.51 MMW SILVER SURFER TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAR
50 121 2.51 NGE SHINJI IKARI RAISING PROJECT TP VOL 04 $9.99 DAR
51 49 2.49 WHAT IF SECRET INVASION TP $19.99 MAR
52 48 2.49 SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE TP VOL 08 $19.99 DC
53 7 2.46 MMW INHUMANS HC VOL 02 $54.99 MAR
54 51 2.46 SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET PREM HC VOL 02 RHINO & MYSTERIO $19.99 MAR
55 66 2.43 DARK REIGN HAWKEYE TP $16.99 MAR
56 80 2.42 BOOSTER GOLD DAY OF DEATH TP $14.99 DC
57 53 2.38 X-FACTOR TP VOL 08 OVERTIME $19.99 MAR
58 135 2.38 MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN TP PARKER VS X-MEN DIGEST $9.99 MAR
59 124 2.38 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
60 87 2.38 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 05 SP VS THE UNIVERSE $11.95 ONI
61 82 2.38 THUNDERBOLTS TP WIDOWMAKER $14.99 MAR
62 39 2.37 TWILIGHT MANGA GN VOL 01 $19.99 HAC
63 16 2.34 DC LIBRARY JLA BY GEORGE PEREZ HC VOL 02 $39.99 DC
64 85 2.29 STRANGE TP DOCTOR IS OUT $14.99 MAR
65 127 2.28 YU GI OH R GN VOL 04 $9.99 VIZ
66 130 2.21 ONE PIECE TP VOL 43 $9.99 VIZ
67 132 2.18 ONE PIECE TP VOL 40 $9.99 VIZ
68 133 2.18 ONE PIECE TP VOL 39 $9.99 VIZ
69 134 2.18 ONE PIECE TP VOL 41 $9.99 VIZ
70 136 2.17 ONE PIECE TP VOL 42 $9.99 VIZ
71 77 2.17 PREDATOR PREY TO HEAVENS TP $15.99 DAR
72 60 2.13 DAREDEVIL GUARDIAN DEVIL TP $19.99 MAR
73 90 2.12 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 11 FEAR THE HUNTERS (MR) $14.99 IMA
74 137 2.10 INU YASHA TP VOL 47 $9.99 VIZ
75 100 2.09 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 04 SP GETS IT TOGETHER $11.95 ONI
76 46 2.09 OFF HB MARVEL UNIV A TO Z PREM HC VOL 13 $24.99 MAR
77 93 2.07 SPAWN ENDGAME TP VOL 02 $14.99 IMA
78 28 2.02 NEW AVENGERS HC VOL 04 $34.99 MAR
79 68 2.00 SOLOMON GRUNDY TP $19.99 DC
80 70 1.94 LOSERS TP BOOK 01 (MR) $19.99 DC
81 112 1.94 BATTLE VIXENS GN VOL 15 (MR) $12.99 TOK
82 139 1.93 LUCKY STAR GN VOL 05 $10.99 BAN
83 104 1.93 UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS TP KNIGHTS OF HYKON GN $14.99 MAR
84 75 1.91 EXCALIBUR VISIONARIES WARREN ELLIS TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAR
85 110 1.88 INCREDIBLE HERCULES TP MIGHTY THORCULES $14.99 MAR
86 32 1.88 FATHOM TP VOL 03 WORLDS AT WAR $29.99 ASP
87 107 1.88 DAREDEVIL NOIR GN TP $14.99 MAR
88 108 1.87 RUNAWAYS TP TRUE BELIEVERS $14.99 MAR
89 42 1.87 100 PERCENT TP (MR) $29.99 DC
90 43 1.85 VIKING HC VOL 01 LONG COLD FIRE $29.99 IMA
91 79 1.85 WOLVERINE ORIGINS PREM HC SEVEN HARD WAY $19.99 MAR
92 113 1.84 MS MARVEL TP VOL 08 WAR OF MARVELS $14.99 MAR
93 101 1.80 FRUITS BASKET BANQUET GN $14.99 TOK
94 81 1.78 MARVEL 1602 NEW WORLD FANTASTICK FOUR TP $19.99 MAR
95 122 1.77 WOLVERINE NOIR GN TP $14.99 MAR
96 44 1.77 LENORE WEDGIES PX HC COLOR ED $24.95 TIT
97 59 1.75 IRON MAN DEADLY SOLUTIONS PREM HC $24.99 MAR
98 76 1.73 TALE OF ONE BAD RAT HC (MR) $19.99 DAR
99 45 1.71 LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK HC VOL 02 $24.99 BOO
100 86 1.71 NEW MUTANTS PREM HC NECROSHA $19.99 MAR

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For retailers, Diamond offers the Top 300 Comics and Top 300 Graphic Novels sales charts on the Diamond Tools page of the Diamond Retailer Services website to provide more information about the industry’s top selling publications.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

Source: Diamond (Reprinted with Permission)
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Posted originally: 2010-05-09 11:14:59

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