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Top Comic Books of Decade: The 2010s

Estimated Sales of Comic Books to North American Comics Shops
based on reports from Diamond Comic Distributors


The first issue of Marvel's relaunched Star Wars series is the comic book ordered most by comics shops in North America so far in the decade of the 2010s, up through the end of 2015. The issue's sales include several hundred thousand copies purchased by the repackager Loot Crate, but its sales even without those are enough to make it the top title of the decade. Close to 100 different variant covers exist of the issue.

Comichron looked back at every month of comic-book orders reported by Diamond Comic Distributors, the exclusive retail agent for the largest publishers in the industry. The tables report Diamond's Top 300 comics from each month, as well as the number of copies ordered by its approximately 3,000 retail accounts.

For the years 2010-2015, the sales include all issues shipped by Diamond in the calendar year. 2016 is like the years of the decade of the 2000s, where the chart only includes data from the monthly Top 300 lists. Actual 2016 figures will be slightly higher in most cases than the figure that appears here.

These figures are for the comic book direct market only — the network of comic book stores that sell the lion's share of comic books in periodical form in North America. Sales of these comics on newsstands or by subscription are not included. Copies of titles repackaged by the bundling service Loot Crate are included only if Diamond distributed them to Loot Crate.

More after the charts:

 

† Items marked with a dagger include between 200-400,000 copies sold by the repackager Loot Crate.
* Items with asterisks were returnable issues whose final orders may be higher or lower.

Comic-book TitleIssueShippedPricePublisherEst. sales
1Star Wars1†2015-05$4.99Marvel1,073,000
2Amazing Spider-Man12014-05$5.99Marvel559,200
3Secret Wars12015-05$4.99Marvel550,500
4Bravest Warriors Tales Holo John1†2015-05$4.99Boom503,000
5Orphan Black1†2015-05$3.99IDW502,000
6Dark Knight III Master Race12015-05$5.99DC449,100
7Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York1†2016-10$3.99Boom421,600
8Star Wars Vader Down12015-05$4.99Marvel410,600
9Civil War II12016-06$5.99Marvel391,500
10Walking Dead (including Chromium ed.)1002012-01$3.99Image384,800
11Harley Quinn1*2016-08$2.99DC366,100
12Champions12016-10$4.99Marvel334,900
13Walking Dead1152013-06$2.99Image329,300
14Walking Dead132†2014-05$2.99Image326,300
15Justice League of America12013-07$3.99DC326,000
16Darth Vader12015-05$4.99Marvel315,600
17Rocket Raccoon1†2014-05$3.99Marvel311,000
18Uncanny Avengers12012-05$3.99Marvel305,900
19DC Universe Rebirth12016-05$2.99DC305,700
20Batman1*2016-06$2.99DC304,200
21All Star Batman1*2016-08$4.99DC289,300
22Spider-Gwen12015-05$3.99Marvel288,600
23Black Panther12016-04$4.99Marvel286,800
24Invincible Iron Man12015-05$3.99Marvel282,400
25Death of Wolverine12014-05$4.99Marvel274,000
26Princess Leia12015-05$3.99Marvel271,000
27Avengers Vs X-Men12012-03$3.99Marvel265,100
28Deadpool12015-05$4.99Marvel261,800
29Superman Unchained12013-09$4.99DC259,100
30Justice League (including Combo Pack)12011-08$3.99DC255,400
31Amazing Spider-Man12015-05$5.99Marvel247,600
32Secret Wars22015-05$4.99Marvel234,000
33Secret Wars32015-05$3.99Marvel230,000
34Secret Wars42015-05$3.99Marvel227,300
35Guardians of Galaxy12013-07$3.99Marvel221,200
36Star Wars22015-05$3.99Marvel219,700
37Batman12011-02$2.99DC218,000
38Suicide Squad1*2016-08$2.99DC217,700
39Superior Spider-Man12013-10$3.99Marvel216,700
40Star Wars42015-05$3.99Marvel216,300
41Star Wars: Shattered Empire12015-05$3.99Marvel215,200
42Infinity12013-01$4.99Marvel210,800
43Batman Rebirth1*2016-06$2.99DC209,300
44Justice League1*2016-07$2.99DC209,200
45Secret Wars52015-05$3.99Marvel207,200
46Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows12015-05$3.99Marvel206,500
47Action Comics12011-04$3.99DC204,000
48Justice League (including Combo Pack)22011-08$3.99DC201,900
49Amazing Spider-Man7002012-06$7.99Marvel201,000
50Star Wars Lando12015-05$3.99Marvel200,400
51Avengers Vs X-Men22012-04$3.99Marvel200,300
52Spider-Gwen12015-05$3.99Marvel198,800
53Avengers Vs X-Men62012-06$3.99Marvel197,000
54Secret Wars62015-05$3.99Marvel193,200
55Avengers Vs X-Men52012-06$3.99Marvel192,200
56Avengers Vs X-Men32012-09$3.99Marvel190,000
57Civil War II02016-05$4.99Marvel190,000
58Avengers Vs X-Men42012-05$3.99Marvel187,500
59Avengers12012-08$3.99Marvel187,000
60X-Men12013-05$3.99Marvel186,300
61Civil War II32016-07$4.99Marvel185,900
62Amazing Spider-Man162016-08$3.99Marvel185,300
63All New X-Men12012-05$3.99Marvel184,700
64Star Wars32015-05$3.99Marvel184,500
65Age of Ultron12013-02$3.99Marvel184,000
66Justice League Rebirth1*2016-07$2.99DC183,800
67Uncanny X-Men12013-05$3.99Marvel182,700
68Avengers Vs X-Men72012-01$3.99Marvel182,500
69Spider-Man Deadpool12016-01$3.99Marvel181,100
70Batman22011-04$2.99DC179,600
71Justice League Suicide Squad 12016-12$3.99DC179,600
72Avengers Vs X-Men82012-03$3.99Marvel178,700
73Suicide Squad Rebirth1*2016-08$2.99DC177,800
74Secret Wars72015-05$3.99Marvel177,300
75Batman2*2016-07$2.99DC177,100
76Civil War12015-05$4.99Marvel176,300
77Star Wars Poe Dameron12016-04$4.99Marvel175,300
78Avengers12010-06$3.99Marvel175,100
79Avengers Vs X-Men92012-07$3.99Marvel174,800
80Ultimate Comics Spider-Man1602011-05$3.99Marvel172,700
81Green Lantern12011-05$2.99DC172,300
82Batman502016-03$5.99DC172,300
83Avengers Vs X-Men102012-05$3.99Marvel172,100
84Avengers Vs X-Men122012-07$4.99Marvel171,800
85Justice League (including Combo Pack)32011-07$3.99DC170,800
86Death of Wolverine42014-05$4.99Marvel170,800
87Batman132012-09$3.99DC 170,500
88Avengers Vs X-Men02012-07$3.99Marvel169,700
89Secret Wars82015-05$3.99Marvel169,700
90Avengers Vs X-Men112012-09$3.99Marvel169,100
91Batman3*2016-07$2.99DC168,900
92Superman Unchained22013-07$3.99DC168,800
93IVX12016-12$5.99Marvel167,700
94Thor12014-05$3.99Marvel166,200
95Star Wars72015-05$3.99Marvel165,200
96Justice League122012-02$3.99DC 164,800
97Star Wars62015-05$3.99Marvel161,200
98Batman142012-06$3.99DC 161,000
99Batman02012-07$3.99DC 160,300
100Star Wars Han Solo12016-06$3.99Marvel159,500
101Batman Superman12013-09$3.99DC158,600
102Dark Knight III Master Race22015-05$5.99DC158,200
103Action Comics22011-06$3.99DC156,400
104Batman172013-05$3.99DC156,300
105Walking Dead1502016-01$2.99Image156,200
106Guardians Team-Up12015-05$3.99Marvel155,500
107Civil War II22016-06$4.99Marvel155,400
108Star Wars52015-05$3.99Marvel155,000
109Batman402015-05$4.99DC154,800
110Original Sin12014-05$4.99Marvel154,800
111Detective Comics12011-01$2.99DC154,400
112Batman32011-11$2.99DC153,300
113Batman4*2016-08$2.99DC153,000
114Batman152012-12$3.99DC 151,600
115Dark Knight III The Master Race32016-02$5.99DC150,700
116Batman162013-01$3.99DC150,500
117Batman212013-07$3.99DC150,300
118Doctor Strange12015-05$4.99Marvel149,800
119Doctor Strange Sorcerers Supreme12016-10$3.99Marvel149,700
120Justice League (including Combo Pack)42011-06$3.99DC149,300
121Flash12011-09$2.99DC149,100
122Secret Wars92016-01$4.99Marvel149,000
123Death of Wolverine22014-05$4.99Marvel148,900
124Batman52012-09$2.99DC 148,800
125Justice League of America12015-05$5.99DC148,600
126Justice League52012-06$3.99DC 148,500
127Star Wars82015-05$3.99Marvel147,400
128Death of Wolverine32014-05$4.99Marvel147,200
129Forever Evil12013-05$3.99DC146,600
130Fantastic Four5872011-02$3.99Marvel146,100
131Fear Itself12011-09$3.99Marvel146,000
132Batman412015-05$3.99DC145,300
133Justice League62012-07$3.99DC 145,200
134X-Men12010-04$3.99Marvel144,700
135Superman12011-09$2.99DC144,400
136Green Lantern22011-03$2.99DC144,200
137Batman82012-01$3.99DC 144,100
138Darth Vader22015-05$3.99Marvel143,400
139Batman182013-03$3.99DC143,200
140Dark Knight III Master Race42016-04$5.99DC143,100
141Deadpools Secret Secret Wars12015-05$4.99Marvel142,400
142Batman5*2016-08$2.99DC142,100
143Superior Spider-Man312014-05$5.99Marvel141,800
144Darth Vader42015-05$3.99Marvel141,500
145Batman92012-05$3.99DC 141,400
146Blackest Night82010-08$3.99DC141,400
147Avengers and X-Men Axis12014-05$4.99Marvel140,500
148Captain America Steve Rogers12016-05$4.99Marvel140,200
149Star Wars132015-05$3.99Marvel139,900
150Dark Knight III Master Race52016-06$5.99DC139,900
151Superman Unchained32013-08$3.99DC139,500
152Amazing Spider-Man6662011-07$3.99Marvel139,500
153Justice League72012-04$3.99DC 139,000
154Batman62016-09$2.99DC138,900
155Batman62012-08$2.99DC 138,300
156Star Wars92015-05$3.99Marvel138,200
157Siege12010-04$3.99Marvel137,700
158Amazing Spider-Man22014-05$3.99Marvel137,700
159All Star Batman2*2016-09$4.99DC137,700
160Batman102012-04$3.99DC 136,900
161Batman72012-03$2.99DC 136,700
162Blackest Night72010-06$3.99DC136,400
163Darth Vader32015-05$3.99Marvel136,200
164Star Wars102015-05$3.99Marvel135,900
165Amazing Spider-Man92014-05$4.99Marvel135,700
166Batman72016-09$2.99DC135,600
167Action Comics32011-06$3.99DC135,500
168Extraordinary X-Men12015-05$4.99Marvel135,500
169Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles12015-05$3.99DC134,500
170Batman222013-07$3.99DC134,400
171Batman112012-08$3.99DC 134,400
172Justice League92012-09$3.99DC 134,200
173Justice League82012-05$3.99DC 134,000
174Batman42011-01$2.99DC133,800
175Dark Knight III Master Race62016-10$5.99DC133,600
176Batman322014-05$3.99DC132,700
177New Avengers12010-05$3.99Marvel132,500
178Origin II12013-09$4.99Marvel131,700
179Batman192013-07$3.99DC131,200
180Ultimate Comics Fallout42011-07$3.99Marvel130,700
181Batman232013-09$3.99DC130,300
182Brightest Day02010-04$3.99DC130,000
183All New All Different Avengers12015-05$4.99Marvel130,000
184Batman82016-10$2.99DC129,800
185Justice League102012-07$3.99DC 129,600
186Justice League02012-04$3.99DC 129,400
187Batman Futures End12014-05$3.99DC129,300
188Old Man Logan12015-05$4.99Marvel129,100
189Batman392015-05$3.99DC128,600
190Brightest Day12010-05$2.99DC128,500
191Convergence12015-05$4.99DC128,500
192Infinity22013-03$3.99Marvel128,400
193Batman The Dark Knight12011-05$2.99DC128,100
194Batman202013-05$3.99DC128,000
195Batman432015-05$3.99DC128,000
196Nightwing Rebirth1*2016-07$2.99DC127,800
197Star Wars112015-05$3.99Marvel127,700
198Justice League112012-07$3.99DC 127,600
199Avengers24.NOW2013-08$4.99Marvel127,500
200Justice League2*2016-08$2.99DC127,400
201Batman472015-05$3.99DC127,200
202Infinity32013-03$3.99Marvel127,000
203Captain America12012-01$3.99Marvel127,000
204Civil War II42016-07$4.99Marvel126,900
205Batman122012-08$3.99DC 126,800
206Batman252013-08$4.99DC126,700
207Uncanny X-Men6002015-05$5.99Marvel126,500
208Superman Rebirth1*2016-06$2.99DC126,200
209FF12011-03$3.99Marvel126,100
210Batman92016-10$2.99DC126,100
211Batman242013-06$6.99DC125,600
212Star Wars122015-05$3.99Marvel125,100
213Chewbacca12015-05$3.99Marvel123,800
214All New Captain America12014-05$3.99Marvel123,600
215Green Lantern32011-04$2.99DC123,300
216Amazing Spider-Man42014-05$3.99Marvel123,100
217Star Wars: Shattered Empire22015-05$3.99Marvel122,600
218Thanos Rising12013-02$3.99Marvel122,400
219All New Wolverine12015-05$4.99Marvel122,400
220Dark Knight Returns The Last Crusade12016-06$6.99DC122,300
221New Avengers12013-01$3.99Marvel121,900
222Wolverine12013-03$3.99Marvel121,800
223Convergence02015-05$4.99DC121,700
224Superior Spider-Man22013-08$3.99Marvel121,600
225Superman1*2016-06$2.99DC121,500
226Guardians of Infinity12015-05$4.99Marvel121,400
227Detective Comics22011-10$2.99DC121,000
228Batman102016-11$2.99DC120,900
229Guardians of the Galaxy12015-05$3.99Marvel120,800
230Star Wars Special C-3PO12016-04$4.99Marvel120,800
231Batman332014-05$4.99DC120,700
232A-Force12015-05$3.99Marvel120,500
233Batman382015-05$3.99DC120,400
234Indestructible Hulk12012-11$3.99Marvel120,300
235Siege22010-02$3.99Marvel120,200
236Civil War II52016-09$4.99Marvel120,200
237Batman352014-05$4.99DC120,100
238Justice League162013-06$3.99DC120,000
239Darth Vader52015-05$3.99Marvel119,700
240Batman292014-05$4.99DC119,700
241Wonder Woman1*2016-06$2.99DC119,600
242Mighty Morphin Power Rangers12016-03$3.99Boom119,500
243Batman262013-08$3.99DC119,400
244Batman Return of Bruce Wayne12010-07$3.99DC119,400
245Harley Quinn02013-08$2.99DC119,200
246Dark Knight III Master Race 72016-12$5.99DC119,100
247Deadpool12012-11$2.99Marvel119,000
248Batman422015-05$3.99DC118,700
249Civil War II62016-10$4.99Marvel118,600
250Star Wars142016-01$3.99Marvel118,500
251Amazing Spider-Man1.12014-05$3.99Marvel118,400
252Batman362014-05$3.99DC118,400
253Justice League132012-03$3.99DC 118,300
254Siege32010-05$3.99Marvel117,900
255Batman272014-05$3.99DC117,900
256Batman and Robin12011-08$2.99DC117,700
257New Super Man1*2016-07$2.99DC117,700
258Darth Vader132015-05$3.99Marvel117,600
259Iron Man12012-03$3.99Marvel117,400
260Thors12015-05$3.99Marvel117,300
261Spider-Gwen22015-05$3.99Marvel117,100
262Amazing Spider-Man72014-05$3.99Marvel117,000
263Age of Ultron102013-07$3.99Marvel116,800
264Age of Ultron22013-02$3.99Marvel116,800
265Darth Vader72015-05$3.99Marvel116,700
266Batman112016-11$2.99DC116,700
267Harley Quinn2*2016-08$2.99DC116,700
268Forever Evil22013-04$3.99DC116,500
269Justice League222013-09$3.99DC116,500
270Uncanny Avengers22012-03$3.99Marvel116,500
271Flash22011-02$2.99DC116,400
272Civil War II72016-11$4.99Marvel116,400
273Flash1*2016-06$2.99DC116,400
274Kanan12015-05$3.99Marvel116,200
275AVX Vs12012-08$3.99Marvel115,900
276Point One12011-06$5.99Marvel115,600
277Before Watchmen: Minutemen12012-03$3.99DC 115,500
278Amazing Spider-Man32014-05$3.99Marvel115,500
279Batman442015-05$4.99DC115,400
280Batman282014-05$3.99DC115,400
281Fantastic Four12012-04$2.99Marvel115,300
282Siege42010-05$3.99Marvel115,300
283Justice League152012-03$3.99DC 115,100
284Secret Avengers12010-05$3.99Marvel115,100
285X-Men Battle of Atom12013-07$3.99Marvel114,800
286Nightwing1*2016-07$2.99DC114,800
287Wonder Woman Rebirth1*2016-06$2.99DC114,200
288Flash Rebirth1*2016-06$2.99DC114,200
289Infinity42013-02$3.99Marvel114,000
290Amazing Spider-Man22015-05$3.99Marvel114,000
291Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth1*2016-07$2.99DC114,000
292Justice League142012-06$3.99DC 113,700
293Mighty Thor12015-05$4.99Marvel113,500
294Batman342014-05$3.99DC113,400
295Brightest Day22010-03$2.99DC113,300
296Batman372014-05$3.99DC113,300
297Amazing X-Men12013-11$3.99Marvel113,200
298Guardians of Galaxy52013-05$3.99Marvel113,200
299Avenging Spider-Man12011-09$3.99Marvel113,200
300Batman7002010-06$4.99DC113,100






Items on the table are listed in the months in which they first made the Diamond chart — following the links to the individual months' pages shows what those comics sold initially, since later reorders pop up in the months that follow.

And as this is a periodical ranking, it doesn't get into bound collected editions and graphic novels, or digital sales.

—John Jackson Miller


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