Diamond Comic Distributors announced that Brightest Day #7 from DC was the top-selling comic book in North America in August, based on orders from comics shops. And in the second spot? Brightest Day #8 — marking the first time this year that both issues of the two-a-month limited series have taken the top spots. Click to see the Top 10 Comics and Trade Paperbacks for August 2010, along with market shares.
There weren’t many big debuts this month, with the top-ranking first issue landing in tenth place, Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #1. Likewise, the trade paperback chart was topped by a familiar title: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, repeating its performance from July.
Last August the charts were topped by Blackest Night #2 among other heavy-hitter comics, so the comparatives will be strong — but it will be a four-week month versus a four-week month, so at least the calendar won’t be muddying the water this time out.
Diamond’s full charts are expected soon. Stay tuned!
Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 25 years, including a decade editing the industry’s retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises.
He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, and his latest release, Star Trek: Discovery – Die Standing. Read more about them at his fiction site.
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