Top 100 Comics For May 2012

Top 100 Comics For May 2012Say what you like about the $3.99 price point, but everyone seems to buy into it. The top four books are all $3.99, the fifth is a $4.99.

Say, could that be where we're headed next?

If Batman sales hold similar between issues 8 and 9, then one could estimate sales to North American shops of Avengers Vs X-Men #4 at around the 170,000 which would be a leap on April's 160,000 estimate., Plus around ten to fifteen percent uptick for Diamond UK sales, of course.

Of course, Night Of The Owls may be affecting the figure, lets take something more stable, like Fantastic Four. If sales remained relatively the same between issues 605 and 606, then Avengers Vs X-Men #5 would be around 180,000. Which, adding UK sales, would push it over 20,000.

There is of course quite a drop off after that, but it still puts a comic like Action Comics #9 into the 90,000-100,000 bracket… things are still looking good. Next month? Let's see how Before Watchmen and Spider-Men affect the numbers…

UnitsRevenueRankTitlePricePublisher
11132.48AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4$3.99MAR
22130.53AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3$3.99MAR
33100BATMAN #9$3.99DC
4497.57JUSTICE LEAGUE #9$3.99DC
5575.33BATMAN ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
6673.41AVX VS #2$3.99MAR
71071.68BATMAN INCORPORATED #1$2.99DC
8771.33DETECTIVE COMICS #9$3.99DC
9965.97ACTION COMICS #9$3.99DC
101365.08GREEN LANTERN #9$2.99DC
11864.02EARTH 2 #1 [*]$3.99DC
121861.04BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9$2.99DC
132156.44BATMAN AND ROBIN #9$2.99DC
141151.46UNCANNY X-MEN #12$3.99MAR
151250.33AVENGERS #26$3.99MAR
161448.24WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #11$3.99MAR
171547.79NEW AVENGERS #26$3.99MAR
181647.29WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #10$3.99MAR
192746.66FLASH #9$2.99DC
202346.49WORLDS FINEST #1 [*]$2.99DC
212846.23SUPERMAN #9$2.99DC
222945.61NIGHTWING #9$2.99DC
233044.97AQUAMAN #9$2.99DC
243143.62BATGIRL #9$2.99DC
251943.34AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686$3.99MAR
262043.18AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685$3.99MAR
272543.04ASTONISHING X-MEN #50$3.99MAR
283639.92WALKING DEAD #97 (MR)$2.99IMA
291737.78UNCANNY X-FORCE #25$4.99MAR
304237.34TEEN TITANS #9$2.99DC
314037.13WALKING DEAD #98 (MR)$2.99IMA
322437.04SECRET AVENGERS #27$3.99MAR
334336.94CATWOMAN #9$2.99DC
344436.25RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9$2.99DC
354536.22WONDER WOMAN #9$2.99DC
364834.42GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9$2.99DC
375134.38X-MEN LEGACY #267$2.99MAR
385034.35GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #9$2.99DC
392233TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
405632.65BATWOMAN #9$2.99DC
413232.6AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3$3.99MAR
425932.09X-MEN LEGACY #266$2.99MAR
432631.73X-O MANOWAR #1$3.99VAL
443331.47ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99MAR
453431.26INCREDIBLE HULK #8$3.99MAR
463531.11AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #39$3.99MAR
476430.85BIRDS OF PREY #9$2.99DC
485330.29DIAL H #1 [*]$2.99DC
496629.65FANTASTIC FOUR #606$2.99MAR
505529.57RAVAGERS #1 [*]$2.99DC
516929.33FANTASTIC FOUR #605.1$2.99MAR
526829.26SWAMP THING #9$2.99DC
537029.15DAREDEVIL #12$2.99MAR
546729.13RED LANTERNS #9$2.99DC
557129.02DAREDEVIL #13$2.99MAR
563828.98CAPTAIN AMERICA #11$3.99MAR
575728.9SAGA #3 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
583928.83CAPTAIN AMERICA #12$3.99MAR
597228.58INCREDIBLE HULK #7.1$2.99MAR
604128.24AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #7$3.99MAR
614626.62X-MEN #28$3.99MAR
627826.55BATWING #9$2.99DC
637926.52ANIMAL MAN #9$2.99DC
644726.36X-MEN #29$3.99MAR
658026.1SUPERGIRL #9$2.99DC
664925.91WOLVERINE #306$3.99MAR
678125.88SUPERBOY #9$2.99DC
688225.74JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9$2.99DC
698325.67FF #18$2.99MAR
705225.62WOLVERINE #307$3.99MAR
718724.2SUICIDE SQUAD #9$2.99DC
728524.19JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9$2.99DC
735824.18MIGHTY THOR #14$3.99MAR
748923.84AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3$2.99MAR
753723.56ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
766123.43INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517$3.99MAR
776023.34ALL STAR WESTERN #9$3.99DC
786223.31INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516$3.99MAR
796323.29ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #11$3.99MAR
806523.22ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #10$3.99MAR
819222.98SCARLET SPIDER #5$2.99MAR
829322.77WINTER SOLDIER #5$2.99MAR
835422.56GI COMBAT #1 [*]$3.99DC
849422.4VENOM #17$2.99MAR
859622.02DEADPOOL #54$2.99MAR
869721.89AVENGERS ACADEMY #29$2.99MAR
879921.7AVENGERS ACADEMY #30$2.99MAR
889821.56DEADPOOL #55$2.99MAR
897321.42ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12$3.99MAR
907421.33ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #11$3.99MAR
917521.25WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND #5$3.99MAR
9210221.03VENOM #18$2.99MAR
9310521SECRET SERVICE #2 (MR)$2.99MAR
9410020.97BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #9$2.99DAR
957620.32AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OF EARTH #1$3.99MAR
967720.06SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1$3.99DC
9710820.04SUPERCROOKS #3 (MR)$2.99MAR
9810720.03GREEN ARROW #9$2.99DC
998418.96DEFENDERS #6$3.99MAR
10011118.73BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #2$2.99DC

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