'X-Men' #1 Tops 177,000
In Uninspiring May
Published: 06/11/2013 12:45am
Top 300 Comics--May 2013"), as befits the over-all #1 team since the advent of the comic store market. Batman #20 held strong at #2, with a low single digit slip to around 129,000 copies.
Justice League #20 slipped below 100,000 in the third slot. In fact, there were only two books over 100,000 in May, reflective of a light month for launches or major events. Image Comics' The Walking Dead #110, clocking in at the 13th spot, was down from the previous month (about 13,900 copies) and coming in at #24 was the debut of J. Michael Straczynski's Ten Grand #1 with a little over 57,000 copies.
Over on the graphic novel side (see "Top 300 Graphic Novels--May 2013"), no books cracked 10,000, although the first Adventure Time OGN (Adventure Time Original Graphic Novel Vol. 1: Playing with Fire), from BOOM! Studios, came close at around 9,500. Also, BOOM!'s Adventure Time: Marceline & The Scream Queens Vol. 1 sold close to 4,800 copies.
Perhaps the most interesting number among the top graphic novels was 7,552, the number of Saga Vol. 1 that sold in its eighth month. That’s 65% more than April’s sales, and the most in any month since January. Saga Vol. 1, being priced at $9.99, has now sold over 53,000 copies to North American comic stores since release last October. Saga also moved up in the book market in May (see "May BookScan--Top 20 Graphic Novels").
Here are ICv2’s estimates of the North American sales of the top 25 comics sold through Diamond Comic Distributors in May of 2013:
177,633 X-Men #1
129,039 Batman #20
97,676 Justice League #20
96,664 Age of Ultron #7
95,522 Age of Ultron #8
93,656 Superior Spider-Man #9
85,346 Superior Spider-Man #10
83,283 Justice League of America #3
80,582 All New X-Men #11
78,252 Detective Comics #20
78,006 Iron Man #9
77,856 Justice League of America #4
76,455 The Walking Dead #110
75,655 Uncanny Avengers #8
74,978 Avengers #12
73,621 Uncanny X-Men #6
72,514 Uncanny Avengers #8AU
70,687 Avengers #11
67,414 Green Lantern #20
67,262 Thanos Rising #2
65,222 Batman and Red Hood #20
59,362 New Avengers #6
57,298 Batman Incorporated #11
57,216 Ten Grand #1 (MR) [*]
53,415 Aquaman #19
For an analysis of the dollar trends in May, see "'Adventure Time' Is #1 GN in May."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during May, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--May 2013."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during Maay, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--May 2013."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on comic books shipped during April, see "Top 300 Comics Actual--April 2013."
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during April, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--April 2013."
For an overview and analysis of the best-selling comics and graphic novels in April, see "An Image #1 Tops 100K." For an analysis of the dollar trends in April, see "'Jupiter's Legacy' Debuts at #3."
For our index to our reports on the top comic and graphic novel preorders for January 2000 through May 2013, see "ICv2's Top 300 Comics and Top 300 GNs Index."
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