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June 2006 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Comics Shipped to North American Comics Shops
Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

Despite June 2006 having one less shipping week than June 2005, the industry posted similar figures in several categories and 15% above the previous year when it came to dollar sales for Diamond's Top 300 comics. It was the only month of the year to show a year-over-year drop, and just barely so.

For the first six months of the year, the industry was up 12%: Diamond's overall sales including all comics, trade paperbacks, and magazines were at $188.88 million, over the previous year's pace of $168.44 million. 

Marvel's Civil War #2 led the list, selling at least 253,900 copies and dropping off only slightly from the first issue's totals. (With reorders, it would outsell the first issue.) Orders for DC's issues of 52 were only estimated by Diamond, owing to that title's returnability -- but estimates for all four were above 100,000 copies. 

For the second month in a row, the powerful sales coming from the major publishers again resulted in not a single new publisher appearing on the list. That despite the fact that, in June, 300th place on the chart dropped from 2,800 copies, where it was in May, to just 1,100 copies. 

Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image accounted for 85% of the industry's sales, a high since Diamond began reporting "actual" sales in 1998. 

Diamond did not release the dollar sales rankings for the comics in 101st through 300th place this month.

Read more in our original report from the month. You can also click to skip to the Top Graphic Novels for the month.

—John Jackson Miller

This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 300 chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.
Where dollar rankings were not available, "999" is listed for sorting purposes.
Items marked with asterisks [*] had their reported orders reduced by 10% due to returnability.
Distributor charts are regional commodity reports, not measures of a work's total reach. Read our FAQ.
The links lead to current listings for each item on eBay. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

UnitsDollarsComic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. units
11Civil War2$2.99Marvel253,868
244DCU Brave New World1$1.00DC140,851
33New Avengers21$2.99Marvel134,285
44Wonder Woman1$2.99DC132,586
56New Avengers20$2.99Marvel125,606
67Civil War Front Line1$2.99Marvel122,063
78Flash Fastest Man Alive1$2.99DC120,410
89Astonishing X-Men15$2.99Marvel119,997
910Wolverine Origins3$2.99Marvel116,063
1011Amazing Spider-Man533$2.99Marvel112,987
111752 5*$2.50DC111,900
1212All Star Superman4$2.99DC111,426
131852 7*$2.50DC110,193
151952 6*$2.50DC110,033
162152 8*$2.50DC105,112
1813Civil War Front Line2$2.99Marvel102,747
2015Ultimates 211$2.99Marvel96,755
2116Superman Batman27 (Res)$2.99DC95,722
2222Fantastic Four538$2.99Marvel78,151
2323Uncanny X-Men474$2.99Marvel78,143
2525Green Lantern Corps1$2.99DC76,689
2727Ultimate Spider-Man96$2.99Marvel73,475
2828Ultimate X-Men71$2.99Marvel71,317
2929Moon Knight3$2.99Marvel69,450
3120Uncanny X-Men Annual1$3.99Marvel68,057
3231Detective Comics820$2.99DC65,991
3333Action Comics840$2.99DC61,789
3535Young Avengers12$2.99Marvel56,248
3737Sensational Spider-Man27$2.99Marvel50,723
3939Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man9$2.99Marvel50,180
4242Squadron Supreme4$2.99Marvel48,037
4343Captain America19$2.99Marvel47,318
4648Supergirl & Legion of Super Heroes19$2.99DC43,920
4749Crisis Aftermath Spectre2$2.99DC43,438
4850X-Men End Men & X-Men6$2.99Marvel42,688
4951Crisis Aftermath Battle For Bludhaven5$2.99DC42,221
5052Annihilation Silver Surfer3$2.99Marvel41,639
5154Ms Marvel4$2.99Marvel40,629
5357New X-Men27$2.99Marvel39,787
5559Blue Beetle4$2.99DC38,624
5632Giant Size Hulk1$4.99Marvel38,104
5760Green Arrow63$2.99DC37,805
5861Iron Man9$2.99Marvel37,652
6063New Excalibur8$2.99Marvel37,430
6164Annihilation Nova3$2.99Marvel36,665
6265JSA Classified13$2.99DC36,068
6366Annihilation Super Skrull3$2.99Marvel35,578
6470Star Wars Legacy1$2.99Dark Horse34,759
6672JLA Classified22$2.99DC34,025
6773Birds of Prey95$2.99DC33,956
6874JLA Classified23$2.99DC33,565
7177Annihilation Ronan3$2.99Marvel33,076
7247Superman Returns Krypton To Earth0$3.99DC32,938
7378Conan29$2.99Dark Horse32,050
7479Red Sonja11$2.99Dynamic31,178
7553Superman Returns Lex Luthor0$3.99DC30,910
7655Superman Returns Ma Kent0$3.99DC30,076
7881Batman Secrets4$2.99DC28,882
7982Black Panther17$2.99Marvel27,994
8167Superman Returns Lois Lane0$3.99DC26,494
8285Last Planet Standing3$2.99Marvel26,448
8587Y The Last Man46$2.99DC25,882
8688Last Planet Standing4$2.99Marvel25,530
8789Cable Deadpool29$2.99Marvel25,369
8890Nextwave Agents of Hate6$2.99Marvel24,627
8991Batman Legends of the Dark Knight207$2.99DC24,459
9195Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic6$2.99Dark Horse23,425
9296Star Wars Rebellion3$2.99Dark Horse23,257
9498Firestorm The Nuclear Man26$2.99DC21,834
9568Conan Book of Thoth4$4.99Dark Horse21,076
96100Jonah Hex8$2.99DC21,007
9784All New Off Handbook Marvel Universe A To Z6$3.99Marvel20,732
98101Ex Machina Sp2$2.99DC20,678
100103Captain Atom Armageddon9$2.99DC20,280
101999Ex Machina21$2.99DC20,196
102999Walking Dead28$2.99Image20,119
103999Batman Journey Into Knight10$2.99DC19,538
104999Red Sonja Claw Devils Hands4$2.99DC19,446
105999Sgt Rock Prophecy6$2.99DC19,178
106999X-Men Fairy Tales2$2.99Marvel18,818
107999G. I. Joe Vs Transformers Vol. 3 Art ofWar4$2.95Devil's Due18,772
108999Marvel Team-Up21$2.99Marvel18,397
111999G. I. Joe Americas Elite12$2.95Devil's Due17,778
112999Fantastic Four First Family4$2.99Marvel17,762
113999Civil War1$3.99Marvel17,716
114999Fury Peacemaker5$3.50Marvel16,982
115999Army of Darkness8$2.99Dynamic16,431
118999BPRD Universal Machine3$2.99Dark Horse16,040
120999Soulfire Chaos Reign0$2.50Aspen15,474
123999Claw The Unconquered1$2.99DC14,785
124999Bite Club Vampire Crime Unit3$2.99DC14,778
128999American Virgin4$2.99DC14,081
130999100 Bullets73$2.99DC13,408
131999G. I. Joe Declassified1$4.95Devil's Due13,025
132999Transformers Generations4$2.49IDW12,987
136999Blood of the Demon16$2.99DC12,665
137999Haunt ofHorror Edgar Allan Poe2$3.99Marvel12,497
139999Manifest Eternity1$2.99DC11,387
140999Superman Batman26$3.99DC11,357
141999Marvel Westerns Two Gun Kid0$3.99Marvel11,257
145999Teen Titans Go32$2.25DC10,737
146999Simpsons Comics119$2.99Bongo10,538
147999Justice League Unlimited22$2.25DC10,431
148999Rising Stars Untouchable5$2.99Image10,048
149999Amazing Spider-Man532 Cw$2.99Marvel9,979
151999Angel Spotlight Wesley One Shot0$3.99IDW9,673
152999Texas Chainsaw Massacre Grind2$3.99Avatar9,535
154999Marvel Adventures Avengers2$2.99Marvel9,359
155999Nightmare of Elm St Paranoid3$3.99Avatar9,214
156999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Sojourn3 Seeley Cvr A$4.95Devil's Due8,931
157999American Way5$2.99DC8,831
158999Fallen Angel6$3.99IDW8,510
159999Batman Strikes22$2.25DC8,104
160999Hard Time Season Two7$2.99DC8,043
161999Bart Simpson Comics30$2.99Bongo8,043
162999Elric Making ofSorcerer3$5.99DC8,028
163999Marvel Spotlight Mark Millar Steve Mcniven0$2.99Marvel7,668
164999Swamp Thing28$2.99DC7,553
165999Gargoyles1$3.50Slave Labor7,538
166999Sonic The Hedgehog163$2.25Archie7,469
168999Marvel Westerns Outlaw Files0$3.99Marvel7,286
169999Savage Dragon127$2.99Image6,880
170999Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane7$2.99Marvel6,834
172999Criminal Macabre Feat of Clay0$2.99Dark Horse6,566
173999Sonic X10$2.25Archie6,153
174999Avengers & Power Pack Assemble3$2.99Marvel6,138
175999Marvel Adventures Spider-Man16$2.99Marvel6,115
176999Wolverine Origins1$2.99Marvel5,969
178999Ant6 (Res)$2.99Image5,724
179999Moon Knight1 Directors Cut$3.99Marvel5,571
180999Purgatori6$2.95Devil's Due5,556
181999Marvel Spotlight Neil Gaiman Salvador Larroca0$2.99Marvel5,449
182999Fear Agent5 (Res)$2.99Image5,441
183999X Isle1$2.99Boom5,326
184999Grimm Fairy Tales6$2.99Zenescope5,235
185999Knights of the Dinner Table115$4.99Kenzer5,158
187999Last Christmas2$2.99Image4,936
188999Battle Pope8 (Res)$3.50Image4,921
189999City of Heroes14$2.99Image4,890
190999Thunderbolt Jaxon5$2.99DC4,852
191999Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four13$2.99Marvel4,752
192999Uncle Scrooge355$6.95Gemstone4,661
193999Medieval Lady Death War of the Winds3$3.99Avatar4,622
194999Astonishing X-Men4 Var$2.99Marvel4,584
195999Donald Duck & Friends341$2.95Gemstone4,530
196999Archenemies3$2.99Dark Horse4,454
197999Scooby Doo109$2.25DC4,423
198999Usagi Yojimbo94$2.99Dark Horse4,309
199999Noble Causes20$3.50Image4,163
200999Mickey Mouse & Friends290$2.95Gemstone4,117
201999Noble Causes21$3.50Image4,025
203999Truth Justin & American Way3$2.99Image3,842
204999Bloodrayne Twin Blades0$3.99Digital Webbing3,781
205999Stardust Kid4$3.50Boom3,758
206999Starship Troopers3$3.50Markosia3,735
207999Marvel Romance Redux Love is a Four Letter Word0$2.99Marvel3,727
208999Walt Disneys Comics & Stories670$6.95Gemstone3,719
209999Marvel Milestones Rawhide Kid & Two Gun Kid0$3.99Marvel3,597
211999Blade of the Immortal114$2.99Dark Horse3,536
212999Sea of Red11 (Res)$2.99Image3,245
214999Shonen Jump Aug 0644$4.99Viz3,168
215999G. I. Joe Declassified1 Seeley Cvr B$8.95Devil's Due3,130
218999Gold Digger Tangent1$2.99Antarctic2,939
222999Dork Tower34$3.49Dork Storm2,740
223999Looney Tunes139$2.25DC2,694
224999Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles28$2.95Mirage2,678
226999Archie & Friends101$2.25Archie2,625
227999Betty & Veronica218$2.25Archie2,587
228999Tales of Leonardo Blind Sight1$3.25Mirage2,587
229999Lubas Comics & Stories8$3.50Fantagraphics2,564
230999Gold Digger Throne of Shadows2$2.99Antarctic2,556
232999Incredible Hulk95$2.99Marvel2,518
233999Angel Scriptbook4$3.99IDW2,487
234999Sabrina Vol. 276$2.25Archie2,472
235999Secret Six1$2.99DC2,464
238999Action Comics839$2.99DC2,380
239999Rocketo Journey To Hidden Sea9$3.99Image2,342
241999Negative Burn2$5.99Image2,288
243999Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles24$3.25Mirage2,242
244999Public Enemy0$2.99Basement2,235
245999Moon Knight2$2.99Marvel2,219
246999How To Self Publish Comics4$4.95Devil's Due2,212
247999Leading Man1$3.50Oni2,196
248999Princess Natasha1$2.25DC2,189
249999Poison Elves Dominion4$3.50Sirius2,181
250999Nodwick33$2.99Dork Storm2,150
251999Betty & Veronica Double Digest143$3.69Archie2,043
252999Amazing Spider-Man531$2.99Marvel1,997
253999Cartoon Network Block Party22$2.25DC1,913
254999New Avengers19$2.99Marvel1,906
255999Amazing Spider-Man530$2.50Marvel1,883
257999Archie Double Digest171$3.69Archie1,875
258999Cartoon Network Action Pack2$2.25DC1,844
259999Shojo Beat July 06 Vol. 27$5.99Viz1,844
260999Super F-----3$5.00Top Shelf1,837
261999Polly & Pirates6$2.99Oni1,798
263999Betty & Veronica Digest166$2.49Archie1,745
264999Ursa Minors1$2.95Slave Labor1,737
267999Dr Blink Superhero Shrink3 (Res)$3.49Dork Storm1,707
268999Archie Digest226$2.49Archie1,676
271999A G Super Erotic Anthology35$4.99Icarus1,645
272999Transformers Generations3$2.49IDW1,592
273999All Star Superman3$2.99DC1,554
275999Starship Troopers Hart4 Cvr A$3.50Markosia1,500
276999Zombie Highway1$3.99Digital Webbing1,500
277999Amazing Spider-Man529 3rd Ptg$2.50Marvel1,477
278999Jugheads Double Digest122$3.69Archie1,462
279999New Avengers Illuminati Sp0$3.99Marvel1,446
280999Hector Plasm De Mortuis One Shot0$5.99Image1,439
281999Angel Curse Cvr Gallery One Shot0$3.99IDW1,439
282999Monster House One Shot0$7.99IDW1,431
284999Infinite Crisis6$3.99DC1,423
285999Tales From Riverdale Digest12$2.49Archie1,416
286999Poison Elves Lost Tales5$2.95Sirius1,416
287999Fantastic Four537$2.99Marvel1,416
288999Infinite Crisis4$3.99DC1,393
289999Black Panther1 Ribic Var$2.99Marvel1,370
290999Lai Wan1 (Res)$3.99Moonstone1,362
291999Final Destination Spring Break2$3.99Zenescope1,347
292999Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk Dir Ct0$4.99Marvel1,263
293999Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Sojourn3 Cvr B$8.95Devil's Due1,263
294999Ultimate Fantastic Four30$2.99Marvel1,255
295999A G Super Erotic Anthology36$4.99Icarus1,255
296999Marvel Zombies1$2.99Marvel1,224
297999Lenore12$2.95Slave Labor1,209
299999Teenage Murder Bait One Shot0$2.95Basement1,140
300999Astonishing X-Men13 Sk Var$1.50Marvel1,125


June 2006 Graphic Novel Sales to Comics Shops

Estimated Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks Shipped to North American Comics Shops Based on Reports from Diamond Comic Distributors

This list includes all items on Diamond's Top 100 chart. If you don't see a book, Diamond released no data for it.

The links lead to details about each title on Amazon. You can also find the books at your comics shop.

#1 #2 #3 #4

The Top 100 trade paperbacks and graphic novels reported by Diamond had orders worth $3.64 million at full retail in June, almost exactly the same as the May figure and a decrease of 4% versus the same month in 2005. 

UnitsDollarsTrade Paperback titlePricePublisherEst. units
14Power Girl$14.99DC6,153
25Supergirl Power$14.99DC6,145
33Showcase Presents Superman Vol. 2$16.99DC5,962
419Batman Under Hood Vol. 2$9.99DC5,931
525DMZ Vol. 1 On Ground$9.99DC5,388
634Megatkpyo Vol. 4$9.99DC4,385
72Superman Batman Coll Set$29.99DC4,178
824Green Lantern Corps Recharge$12.99DC4,171
916Invincible Vol. 6 Different World$14.99Image4,094
1010Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 5$16.99Marvel3,972
117Superman Doomsday Omnibus$19.99DC3,903
128Wizard Best ofBasic Training Storytelling$19.99Wizard3,773
1326Conan Vol. 3 Tower of the Elephant & Stories$15.95Dark Horse3,275
1423Essential Savage She-Hulk Vol. 1$16.99Marvel3,237
1555Naruto Vol. 10$7.95Viz3,222
1614Ghost Ridwr Road To Damnation Prem HC$19.99Marvel3,207
1729Uncanny X-Men New Age Vol. 4 End ofGreys$14.99Marvel3,145
1832She-Hulk Vol. 3 Time Trials$14.99Marvel3,069
1938JLA Classified New Maps ofHell$12.99DC3,069
2017Superman Versus Lex Luthor$19.99DC3,061
2179Kingdom Hearts Vol. 4$5.99Tokyopop3,046
2218Wonder Woman Vol. 4 Destiny Calling$19.99DC3,023
2322Cant Get No Sc$19.99DC2,908
2437Decimation Generation M$13.99Marvel2,900
259Superman Our Worlds A/War Comp Ed$24.99DC2,793
2636Fantastic Four J Michael Straczynski Vol. 1$14.99Marvel2,778
2730Supreme Power Nighthawk$16.99Marvel2,732
2852Path of the Assassin Vol. 1 Serving in the Dark$9.95Dark Horse2,717
2939Punisher Vs Bullseye$13.99Marvel2,671
3049Oh My Goddess Vol. 23 Rtl$10.95Dark Horse2,656
3112Star Wars Omnibus X-Wing Rogue Squadron Vol. 1$24.95Dark Horse2,617
3227Champions Classic Vol. 1$19.99Marvel2,525
3315Infinity Gauntlet$24.99Marvel2,480
3459Battle Angel Alita Last Order Vol. 7$9.99Viz2,334
3578Mickey Mouse Adventures Vol. 10$7.95Gemstone2,296
3641Down Warren Ellis$15.99Image2,273
3742Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 3$14.99DC2,258
3843Lady Snowblood Vol. 4 Retribution Pt 2$14.95Dark Horse2,250
3911Earth X$29.99Marvel2,227
4047Marvel Team-Up Vol. 3 League of Losers$13.99Marvel2,143
4170Chrono Crusade Manga Vol. 8$9.99ADV1,997
4220Daredevil Vol. 5 HC$29.99Marvel1,967
4356Yellow Vol. 4$12.95DIG1,929
4457Conan & Demons ofKhitai$12.95Dark Horse1,913
4580Fear Agent Vol. 1 Reignition$9.99Image1,821
4651Y The Last Man Vol. 7 Paper Dolls$14.99DC1,806
476Batman Dynamic Duo Archives Vol. 2 HC$49.99DC1,806
4858Fantastic Four Iron Man Big in Japan$12.99Marvel1,806
4981Dears Vol. 7$9.99Tokyopop1,775
5033Hellspawn Ashley Wood Coll$24.95Image1,768
5183Battle Club Vol. 2$9.99Tokyopop1,760
5253Crying Freeman Vol. 2$14.95Dark Horse1,753
5354Liberty Meadows Vol. 1$14.99Image1,737
5435Yoshitaka Amano Fairies HC$24.95Dark Horse1,722
55102Bleach Vol. 13$7.95Viz1,699
561Eternals By Jack Kirby HC$75.00Marvel1,691
5764Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine Vol. 3$12.99Marvel1,653
5865Southland Tales Bk 1 Two Roads Diverge$12.95Graphitti1,615
5990Tenjho Tenge Vol. 8$9.99DC1,607
61107Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 27$7.95Viz1,607
6291Little Lulu Vol. 10 All Dressed$9.95Dark Horse1,599
6367Jazz Vol. 2 Gn$12.95Digital Manga1,592
6469Our Kingdom Vol. 3$12.95Digital Manga1,561
6546Aliens Predator Panel To Panel$19.95Dark Horse1,538
6671La Esperanca Vol. 3$12.95Digital Manga1,531
67135Action Philosophers Vol. 1 Giant Sized Thing$6.95Evil Twin1,485
68119Spidwr-Girl Vol. 6 Too Many Spidwrs Digest$7.99Marvel1,477
6974Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned$12.99DC1,469
7075Clan of Nakagamis Gn$12.95Digital Manga1,462
7162Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted$14.99Marvel1,446
7263Liberty Meadows Vol. 2$14.99Image1,439
73100Hot Gimmick Vol. 11$9.99Viz1,400
7468Majestic Vol. 2$14.99DC1,378
7544House of M$24.99Marvel1,293
76108Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye$9.95Image1,270
7740Best of Spider-Man Vol. 5 HC$29.99Marvel1,240
7861BPRD Black Flame$17.95Dark Horse1,240
7973Cannon God Exaxxion Stage 5 Vol. 5$15.95Dark Horse1,240
8048Alan Moore Comp Future Shock$23.99Rebellion1,217
8193Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us$12.95Image1,201
8294Stupid Comics Coll$12.99Image1,186
83117Angel Sanctuary Vol. 14 Gn$9.99Viz1,186
84118Hana Kimi Vol. 12 Gn$9.99Viz1,179
8582Flaming Carrot Vol. 6 First Image Ser Vol$14.99Image1,179
8613Marvel Masterworks Rawhidw Kid Vol. 1 HC Var Ed 63$54.99Marvel1,171
8721Marvel Masterworks Rawhidw Kid Vol. 1 HC New Ed$49.99Marvel1,163
8887DE Tales Vol. 1$14.95Dark Horse1,163
8996Superman Batman Vol. 2 Supergirl$12.99DC1,156
9050Mage Vol. 2 Hero Defined$24.99Image1,156
91122Vagabond Vol. 21$9.95Viz1,156
9297Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire$12.99Image1,148
9360Angel Old Friends$19.99IDW1,133
94195Marvel Adventures Spidwr-Man Vol. 3 Doom with View Digest$6.99Marvel1,125
9589Kingdom Come$14.99DC1,102
96149Nana Vol. 3$8.99Viz1,087
97128Love Mode Vol. 3$9.99Tokyopop1,087
9892Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 Dangerous$14.99Marvel1,056
99101Y The Last Man Vol. 6 Girl on Girl$12.99DC1,048
100103Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars$12.95Image1,041