Marvel Only Had Three In The Top 30 Comics Sold In August 2016

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So how, when Marvel Comics have a third more comic books than DC Comics in August, could DC Comics dominate sales so much? Here's how – by Marvel only having one book in the top ten. Two books in the top twenty. Three books in the top thirty. Seven books in the top forty. And nine books in the top fifty.

Hellblazer beats Deadpool. Wonder Woman beats Star Wars. Batgirl beats Darth Vader. 

Oh and while we are at it,  Aquaman – and even Saga – beats every X-Men comic.

Here are the Top 100 comics and graphic novels stats from the North American direct market courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors and Previewsworld.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2016

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1HARLEY QUINN #1 [*]$2.99JUN160218DC
2ALL STAR BATMAN #1 [*]$4.99JUN160203DC
3SUICIDE SQUAD #1 [*]$2.99JUN160230DC
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16$3.99JUN160844MAR
5SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99JUN160228DC
6BATMAN #4 [*]$2.99JUN160242DC
7BATMAN #5 [*]$2.99JUN160244DC
8JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 [*]$2.99JUN160266DC
9HARLEY QUINN #2 [*]$2.99JUN160220DC
10SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99JUN160226DC
11JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 [*]$2.99JUN160268DC
12DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99JUN160214DC
13WALKING DEAD #157 (MR)$2.99JUN160672IMA
14NIGHTWING #2 [*]$2.99JUN160270DC
15FLASH #4 [*]$2.99JUN160250DC
16SUPERWOMAN #1 [*]$2.99JUN160232DC
17DETECTIVE COMICS #938 [*]$2.99JUN160246DC
18SUPERMAN #4 [*]$2.99JUN160276DC
19WONDER WOMAN #4 [*]$2.99JUN160282DC
20STAR WARS #22$3.99JUN160924MAR
21RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 [*]$2.99JUN160224DC
22BLACK PANTHER #5$3.99JUN160867MAR
23DEATHSTROKE #1 [*]$2.99JUN160216DC
24FLASH #5 [*]$2.99JUN160252DC
25NIGHTWING #3 [*]$2.99JUN160272DC
26DETECTIVE COMICS #939 [*]$2.99JUN160248DC
27SUPERMAN #5 [*]$2.99JUN160278DC
28HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 [*]$2.99JUN160262DC
29WONDER WOMAN #5 [*]$2.99JUN160284DC
30BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 [*]$2.99JUN160212DC
31DARTH VADER #24$3.99JUN160927MAR
32AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17$3.99JUN160846MAR
33BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1 [*]$2.99JUN160208DC
34TITANS #2 [*]$2.99JUN160280DC
35NEW SUPER MAN #2 [*]$2.99JUN160274DC
36ACTION COMICS #961 [*]$2.99JUN160234DC
37GREEN LANTERNS #4 [*]$2.99JUN160258DC
38SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #8$3.99JUN160848MAR
39STAR WARS HAN SOLO #3$3.99JUN160918MAR
40GREEN ARROW #4 [*]$2.99JUN160254DC
41FALLEN #1$4.99JUN160752MAR
42HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 [*]$2.99JUN160264DC
43ACTION COMICS #962 [*]$2.99JUN160236DC
44GREEN LANTERNS #5 [*]$2.99JUN160260DC
45GREEN ARROW #5 [*]$2.99JUN160256DC
46BATGIRL #2 [*]$2.99JUN160210DC
47ACCUSED #1$4.99JUN160756MAR
48AQUAMAN #4 [*]$2.99JUN160238DC
49HELLBLAZER #1 [*]$2.99JUN160222DC
50DEADPOOL #17$3.99JUN160816MAR
51DEADPOOL #16$3.99MAY160784MAR
52AQUAMAN #5 [*]$2.99JUN160240DC
53STAR WARS POE DAMERON #5$3.99JUN160922MAR
54OLD MAN LOGAN #10$3.99JUN160900MAR
55INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #12$3.99JUN160786MAR
56DOCTOR STRANGE #10$3.99MAY160855MAR
57SAGA #37 (MR)$2.99JUN160601IMA
58CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #4$4.99MAY160768MAR
59SPIDER-MAN #7$3.99JUN160805MAR
60ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #13$3.99JUN160777MAR
61ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS ANNUAL #1$4.99JUN160830MAR
62MIGHTY THOR #10$3.99JUN160842MAR
63EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #13$3.99JUN160898MAR
64JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9$3.99JAN160250DC
65CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3$3.99JUN160770MAR
66PUNISHER #4$3.99JUN160884MAR
67CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #5$3.99JUN160766MAR
68UNCANNY X-MEN #11$3.99JUN160902MAR
69DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #3$3.99JUN160903MAR
70STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #3$3.99JUN160915MAR
71DAREDEVIL #10$3.99JUN160874MAR
72ALL NEW WOLVERINE #11$3.99JUN160814MAR
73DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1$4.99JUN160876MAR
74UNCANNY AVENGERS #12$3.99JUN160839MAR
75ALL NEW X-MEN #12$3.99JUN160896MAR
76HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #4$4.99APR160357DC
77DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT #4$3.99JUN160905MAR
78ALL NEW WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1$4.99JUN160893MAR
79CIVIL WAR II X-MEN #3$3.99JUN160768MAR
80MOON KNIGHT #5$3.99JUN160886MAR
81UNCANNY AVENGERS #13$3.99JUN160780MAR
82DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #2$3.99JUN160907MAR
83SPIDER-GWEN #11$3.99JUN160850MAR
84GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11$3.99JUN160808MAR
85TMNT UNIVERSE #1 [*]$4.99JUN160422IDW
86PAPER GIRLS #8$2.99JUN160647IMA
87HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #4$3.99MAY160270DC
88CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES #4$3.99JUN160764MAR
89UNCANNY INHUMANS #12$3.99MAY160788MAR
90MARVEL TSUM TSUM #1$3.99JUN160823MAR
91CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #12$3.99JUN160782MAR
92GWENPOOL #5$3.99JUN160882MAR
93KILL OR BE KILLED #1 (MR)$3.99JUN160578IMA
94HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #5$3.99JUN160301DC
95MS MARVEL #10$3.99JUN160800MAR
96DAREDEVIL PUNISHER #4$4.99JUN160889MAR
97CIVIL WAR II KINGPIN #2$3.99JUN160774MAR
98INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #6$3.99JUN160828MAR
99SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE ONE SHOT$2.99MAY160573IMA
100SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #4$3.99JUN160311DC

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2016

QTY
RANK
DESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1STAR WARS DARTH VADER TP VOL 03 SHU TORUN WAR$16.99MAY160924MAR
2BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC$17.99NOV070226DC
3BLACK PANTHER TP BOOK 01 NATION UNDER OUR FEET$16.99JUN160956MAR
4SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 ISNT IT BROMANTIC$17.99MAY160926MAR
5STAR WARS TP VOL 03 REBEL JAIL$19.99MAY160922MAR
6BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES HC$24.99APR160380DC
7SAGA TP VOL 06 (MR)$14.99MAR160684IMA
8TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE HC VOL 02$22.99APR160323DC
9HARLEY QUINN BOOK AND MASK SET$34.99APR160377DC
10HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD AN ADULT COLORING BOOK TP$15.99MAY160307DC
11DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 04 DIE FOR ME (MR)$14.99MAR160667IMA
12MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99APR160803IMA
13PRETTY DEADLY TP VOL 02 THE BEAR (MR)$14.99FEB160697IMA
14BATMAN NOIR THE KILLING JOKE HC$24.99APR160379DC
15DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY TP VOL 00 MERC MADNESS$16.99MAY160928MAR
16RICK & MORTY TP VOL 01$19.99JUL151482ONI
17INVADER ZIM TP VOL 02$19.99APR161827ONI
18DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 03 DEADPOOL VS SABRETOOTH$15.99JUN160968MAR
19PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01$9.99JAN160645IMA
20INJECTION TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99APR160829IMA
21SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99AUG120491IMA
22SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK TP$17.99MAY160323DC
23BATMAN HARLEY QUINN TP$19.99APR150289DC
24FLASH TP VOL 07 SAVAGE WORLD$16.99MAY160313DC
25HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC$24.99MAY120746MAR
26PREACHER TP BOOK 01 (MR)$19.99MAR130303DC
27SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52)$14.99APR120250DC
28GARBAGE PAIL KIDS TP$19.99NOV150451IDW
29Y THE LAST MAN TP BOOK 05 (MR)$19.99MAY160352DC
30LUCIFER TP VOL 01 COLD HEAVEN (MR)$14.99MAY160345DC
31XOC JOURNEY OF A GREAT WHITE HC$19.99MAR121143ONI
32DOCTOR STRANGE TP STRANGE ORIGIN$19.99JUN160971MAR
33BATGIRL TP VOL 03 MINDFIELDS$16.99MAY160302DC
34DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 03 SUICIDE RUN$16.99MAY160308DC
35SPIDEY TP VOL 01 FIRST DAY$17.99MAY160932MAR
36HELLBOY AND THE BPRD 1953 TP$19.99APR160065DAR
37SAGA TP VOL 05 (MR)$14.99JUL150565IMA
38MARCH GN BOOK 03$19.99JUN160408IDW
39TOKYO GHOUL GN VOL 08 (MR)$12.99JUN161953VIZ
40BATMAN THE GOLDEN AGE TP VOL 01$24.99MAY160305DC
41SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99APR130443IMA
42OMEGA MEN THE END IS HERE TP$24.99MAY160316DC
43ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 19$10.99MAY161599RAN
44WONDER WOMAN BY GEORGE PEREZ TP VOL 01$24.99MAY160328DC
45HELLBLAZER TP VOL 14 GOOD INTENTIONS (MR)$24.99MAY160346DC
46ARROW THE DARK ARCHER TP$16.99MAY160301DC
47CRY HAVOC TP VOL 01 MYTHING IN ACTION (MR)$14.99MAY160675IMA
48STAR WARS JOURNEY TO STAR WARS HC FASE$24.99MAY160921MAR
49SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED DEADSHOT TP$16.99MAY160326DC
50SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)$14.99OCT140644IMA
51INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR HC VOL 02$22.99MAY160315DC
52SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)$14.99JAN140556IMA
53FLASHPOINT TP$16.99OCT138324DC
54BLACK PANTHER BY PRIEST TP VOL 04 COMPLETE COLLECTION$34.99MAY160941MAR
55WATCHMEN TP$19.99FEB140265DC
56BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)$16.99DEC120323DC
57AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP AMAZING GRACE$17.99APR161075MAR
58NEW SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 PURE INSANITY$16.99APR150302DC
59DARK HORSE COMICS DC SUPERMAN COMPLETE TP$24.99APR160138DAR
60SUPERGIRL TP VOL 02 BREAKING THE CHAIN$19.99MAY160317DC
61JESSICA JONES TP AVENGER$19.99JUN160969MAR
62LUMBERJANES TP VOL 01$14.99FEB151172BOO
63SPIDER-MAN BY TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC$75.00FEB160951MAR
64FLASH HC VOL 08 ZOOM$24.99APR160390DC
65BATMAN SUPERMAN TP VOL 04 SIEGE$16.99MAY160306DC
66MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC TP VOL 10$19.99JUN160494IDW
67WICKED & DIVINE TP VOL 01 THE FAUST ACT (MR)$9.99SEP140684IMA
68MARCH GN BOOK 01$14.95JUN131298IDW
69WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE$14.99NOV128157IMA
70DEADPOOL MINIBUS 2 HC$75.00MAR160919MAR
71I HATE FAIRYLAND TP VOL 01 MADLY EVER AFTER (MR)$9.99JAN160644IMA
72UNCANNY INHUMANS TP VOL 02 QUIET ROOM$17.99MAY160935MAR
73GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP GUARDIANS OF INFINITY$17.99MAY160929MAR
74BATMAN HUSH COMPLETE TP$24.99MAY090178DC
75MMW INCREDIBLE HULK HC VOL 10$75.00FEB160952MAR
76NEW AVENGERS AIM TP VOL 02 STANDOFF$15.99MAY160936MAR
77INVISIBLE REPUBLIC TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99FEB160684IMA
78STARVE TP VOL 02 (MR)$14.99MAY160729IMA
79ATTACK ON TITAN LOST GIRLS GN VOL 01$10.99MAR168909RAN
80BATMAN DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP$19.99NOV150279DC
80ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 01$9.99JUN158141VIZ
82PREACHER TP BOOK 02 (MR)$19.99JUN130299DC
83CIVIL WAR TP$24.99JAN072436MAR
84GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP TALES OF COSMOS$17.99MAY160930MAR
85TEEN TITANS TP VOL 03 THE SUM OF ITS PARTS$16.99MAY160321DC
86VISION TP VOL 01 LITTLE WORSE THAN MAN$17.99APR161081MAR
87HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 01 HOT IN THE CITY (N52)$16.99JAN150369DC
88EARTH 2 SOCIETY TP VOL 02 INDIVISIBLE$14.99MAY160309DC
89DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE TP$14.99AUG120709MAR
90X-MEN TP WORST X-MAN EVER$16.99JUN160959MAR
91JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS TP VOL 03 DARK JEM$19.99JUN160484IDW
92HARLEY QUINNS GREATEST HITS TP$9.99MAR168712DC
93RAT QUEENS TP VOL 03 DEMONS (MR)$14.99JAN160696IMA
94SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 04$24.99MAY160324DC
95DC SUPER HERO GIRLS TP VOL 01 FINALS CRISIS$9.99APR160322DC
96WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN TP$29.99JUL100692MAR
97OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01 (MR)$9.99OCT140637IMA
98INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 02 WAR MACHINES$24.99MAY160925MAR
98ONE PIECE GN VOL 79$9.99JUN161952VIZ
100BATMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52)$16.99FEB140248DC

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