Top 25 Comics Sold In May

Top 25 Comics Sold In May The breakdown and analysis of the top books of May 2011 via ICV2 has arrived and it’s another month that’s showing warning signs again about the business as no title garnered over 100,000 copies sold and the big title, Fear Itself #2, dropped 32,000 copies from the first installment that dominated the month before. The report does indicate that numerous retailers have been reporting that Flashpoint #1 is selling out though, which indicates that the retailers likely underordered the DC event title which skews things for it. On the flip side, controversy is definitely surrounding the company as fans are talking about dropping DC Comics entirely in light of their changes come post-Flashpoint so it’s hard to say whether their orders are right or not. There are a lot of fans showing increased plans to order titles for September though as various discussion forums I’ve been on show some going from a handful to a couple dozen. Our plans are to go from essentially none that are day-date digital right now to picking up as many of the fifty-two launch titles as possible, though most will shift to the month-later format when the price drops occur. DC Comics is likely to gain some traction with new digital comics fans in that way from others as well.

  1. 96,318             Fear Itself #2
  2. 86,981             Flashpoint #1
  3. 75,371             Green Lantern #66
  4. 68,086             Avengers #13
  5. 66,885             FF #3
  6. 60,964             Green Lantern Corps #60
  7. 60,571             FF #4
  8. 60,480             Batman Incorporated #6
  9. 60,328             New Avengers #12
  10. 59,087             Amazing Spider-Man #661
  11. 58,249             Amazing Spider-Man #660
  12. 57,525             Batman & Robin #23
  13. 55,883             Amazing Spider-Man #662
  14. 55,086             Batman #710
  15. 54,914             Flash #12
  16. 53,716             Uncanny X-Men #537
  17. 52,971             Green Lantern Emerald Warriors #10
  18. 52,103             X-Men Giant Size #1
  19. 51,936             Secret Avengers #13
  20. 51,726             Uncanny X-Force #9
  21. 50,676             Uncanny X-Force #10
  22. 50,473             Mighty Thor #2
  23. 49,018             Moon Knight #1
  24. 47,941             Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #158
  25. 46,729             Justice League of America #57
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