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

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

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

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

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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