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Diamond Comic Distributors sent Major Spoilers its breakdown of comics sold for the month of August 2009. As expected Marvel took the number one spot on the Market Share list, grabbing 43.86% of the unit share, compared to DC’s 36.04%.  While that may seem like a huge gab between the first and second place publishers, the Dollar Share is closer at 39.70% and 33.18%.

Of the top comics for the month, DC beat out Captain America Reborn #2, with the second issue of Blackest Night.  DC continued to do well for the month, with Batman and Robin #3, in the third spot, Green Lantern #45 at number four.  Still, Marvel did make a good showing capturing spots 2, and the 5-9 spots on the list.  The comics industry is made up of more than the big two, and for a change, Archie Comics debuted at #35 with the proposal issue of Archie #600.

Take the jump for the complete list, and don’t forget, you can click on th column names, and sort the table.

Quantity RankIndexDescriptionPriceVendor
1186.36BLACKEST NIGHT #2 (OF 8)$3.99DC
2159.92CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #2 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
3141.08BATMAN AND ROBIN #3$2.99DC
4130.67GREEN LANTERN #45 (BLACKEST NIGHT)$2.99DC
5121.17ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR
6120.15DARK AVENGERS #8 DAX$3.99MAR
7115.21UNCANNY X-MEN #514 DAX$3.99MAR
8114.80NEW AVENGERS #56 DKR$3.99MAR
9113.61MARVELS PROJECT #1 (OF 8)$3.99MAR
10110.04BLACKEST NIGHT BATMAN #1 (OF 3)$2.99DC
11109.72ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #1$3.99MAR
12107.46GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 (BLACKEST NIGHT)$2.99DC
13100.00BATMAN #689$2.99DC
1499.64FLASH REBIRTH #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
1598.80HULK #14$3.99MAR
1698.10BLACKEST NIGHT SUPERMAN #1 (OF 3)$2.99DC
1794.75AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #601$2.99MAR
1893.74DAREDEVIL #500$4.99MAR
1991.25AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #602$2.99MAR
2091.04HULK #13 DKR$3.99MAR
2190.64AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603$2.99MAR
2287.50DARK WOLVERINE #77 DKR$2.99MAR
2382.62BLACKEST NIGHT TITANS #1 (OF 3)$2.99DC
2481.79INCREDIBLE HULK #601$3.99MAR
2580.77X-MEN LEGACY #227 DAX$2.99MAR
2679.60FANTASTIC FOUR #570$2.99MAR
2778.23MIGHTY AVENGERS #28$2.99MAR
2875.08DETECTIVE COMICS #856$3.99DC
2973.41JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #36$2.99DC
3072.34ADVENTURE COMICS #1$3.99DC
3171.97X-FORCE #18$2.99MAR
3270.72DEADPOOL #13$2.99MAR
3370.03DARK X-MEN BEGINNING #3 (OF 3) DAX$3.99MAR
3469.59JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #2 (OF 7)$3.99DC
3569.10ARCHIE #600$2.50ARC
3668.61INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #16 DKR$2.99MAR
3768.12BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #27 CHEN CVR$2.99DAR
3866.58BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #1 (OF 6)$3.99DC
3965.98BATGIRL #1$2.99DC
4065.25DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #2$2.99MAR
4164.20RED ROBIN #3$2.99DC
4264.12DEADPOOL #14$2.99MAR
4363.04JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #30$2.99DC
4462.87WOLVERINE WEAPON X #4$3.99MAR
4557.36WOLVERINE ORIGINS #39$2.99MAR
4651.48BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #3$3.99DC
4751.20WAR OF KINGS #6 (OF 6)$3.99MAR
4850.29CABLE #17$2.99MAR
4950.03SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6 (OF 12)$2.99DC
5049.89SUPERMAN #691$2.99DC
5149.77AVENGERS INITIATIVE #27$2.99MAR
5249.74SECRET WARRIORS #7$2.99MAR
5349.31WEDNESDAY COMICS #5 (OF 12)$3.99DC
5449.19NEW MUTANTS #4$2.99MAR
5549.00ULTIMATUM X-MEN REQUIEM #1$3.99MAR
5648.26DEADPOOL SUICIDE KINGS #5 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
5748.22WEDNESDAY COMICS #6 (OF 12)$3.99DC
5847.95ACTION COMICS #880$3.99DC
5947.79SUPERMAN BATMAN #63$2.99DC
6046.92WEDNESDAY COMICS #7 (OF 12)$3.99DC
6146.91GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #3$2.99DC
6245.88WEDNESDAY COMICS #8 (OF 12)$3.99DC
6345.42DARK TOWER THE FALL OF GILEAD #4 (OF 6)$3.99MAR
6443.14SUPERGIRL #44$2.99DC
6542.17PUNISHER #8$2.99MAR
6642.16X-FACTOR #47$2.99MAR
6741.69INCREDIBLE HERCULES #132$2.99MAR
6841.15SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14$3.99DC
6941.00POWER GIRL #4$2.99DC
7040.19STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #5 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
7140.07TITANS #16$2.99DC
7238.75TEEN TITANS #74$3.99DC
7338.36ULTIMATUM FANTASTIC FOUR REQUIEM #1$3.99MAR
7437.83WONDER WOMAN #35$2.99DC
7536.06DOOM PATROL #1$3.99DC
7636.05MS MARVEL #43 DKR$2.99MAR
7735.58GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #17$2.99MAR
7835.49X-MEN FOREVER #5$3.99MAR
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8035.08DARK REIGN SINISTER SPIDER-MAN #3 (OF 4) DKR$3.99MAR
8135.07INCREDIBLE HERCULES #133$2.99MAR
8234.66SON OF HULK #14$2.99MAR
8334.49NOVA #28$2.99MAR
8432.59MS MARVEL #44 DKR$2.99MAR
8531.73X-MEN FOREVER #6$3.99MAR
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8830.82SECRET SIX #12$2.99DC
8930.57WAR MACHINE #8$2.99MAR
9030.43OUTSIDERS #21$2.99DC
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9229.82SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1$4.99DC
9329.20STAR WARS LEGACY #39 TATOOINE PT 3 (OF 4)$2.99DAR
9429.09JSA VS KOBRA #3 (OF 6)$2.99DC
9529.08ANGEL #24$3.99IDW
9628.20BOOSTER GOLD #23$3.99DC
9728.16BOYS HEROGASM #4 (OF 6) (MR)$2.99DE
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9927.91FABLES #87 (MR)$2.99DC
10027.81EXILES #5$2.99MAR
10127.05WAR OF KINGS WARRIORS #2 (OF 2)$3.99MAR
10226.79STAR WARS INVASION #2 (OF 5)$2.99DAR
10326.57AGENTS OF ATLAS #9$2.99MAR
10425.99PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #73 (MR)$3.99MAR
10525.99HELLBOY WILD HUNT #5 (OF 8)$2.99DAR
10625.89RED CIRCLE THE HANGMAN #1$2.99DC
10725.71BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26$2.99DC
10825.43IRON MAN ARMOR WARS #1 (OF 4)$2.99MAR
10925.40DARK REIGN HOOD #4 (OF 5) DKR$3.99MAR
11025.30MARVEL COMICS #1 70TH ANNIVERSARY$4.99MAR
11125.03RED CIRCLE INFERNO #1$2.99DC
11224.92RED CIRCLE THE WEB #1$2.99DC
11324.81GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #23$3.99DC
11424.35RED CIRCLE THE SHIELD #1$2.99DC
11524.09CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #13$2.99DAR
11623.92GI JOE #8$3.99IDW
11723.73STAR WARS DARK TIMES BLUE HARVEST #0$2.99DAR
11823.66BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #32$2.99DC
11923.57STAR WARS DARK TIMES #14 BLUE HARVEST PT 2 (OF 5)$2.99DAR
12023.36PUNISHER NOIR #1 (OF 4)$3.99MAR
12122.36HOUSE OF M MASTERS OF EVIL #1 (OF 4)$3.99MAR
12222.17PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #2$2.99DE
12322.13RUNAWAYS 3 #13$2.99MAR
12422.00DARK REIGN MISTER NEGATIVE #3 (OF 3) DKR$3.99MAR
12521.75SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #2$4.99DC
12621.73STAR WARS KNIGHTS OLD REPUBLIC #44 REAPING PT 2 (OF 2)$2.99DAR
12721.54PROJECT SUPERPOWERS MEET THE BAD GUYS #1$2.99DE
12821.14BETA RAY BILL GODHUNTER #3 (OF 3)$3.99MAR
12920.86CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR TO SOLDIER ON$3.99MAR
13020.84UNWRITTEN #4 (MR)$2.99DC
13120.36DARK REIGN ZODIAC #2 (OF 3) DKR$3.99MAR
13220.28GI JOE ORIGINS #6$3.99IDW
13319.93INVINCIBLE #65$2.99IMA
13419.25DARKNESS PITT #1 KEOWN CVR A$2.99IMA
13519.00BPRD 1947 #2 (OF 5)$2.99DAR
13618.88STAR WARS CLONE WARS #8$2.99DAR
13718.85LUKE CAGE NOIR #1 (OF 4)$3.99MAR
13818.73ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK THREE #4 (OF 4)$3.99DC
13918.70MARVEL DIVAS #2 (OF 4)$3.99MAR
14018.51JACK OF FABLES #37 (MR)$2.99DC
14118.48ANGEL ONLY HUMAN #1 (OF 4)$3.99IDW
14217.56CHEW #3 (MR)$2.99IMA
14317.52FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH RUN #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
14417.23SOLOMON GRUNDY #6 (OF 7)$2.99DC
14517.22GI JOE SPECIAL HELIX$3.99IDW
14617.05ALL WINNERS COMICS #1 70TH ANNIV SPECIAL$3.99MAR
14717.00WITCHBLADE #129 SEJIC CVR A$2.99IMA
14816.91DARKNESS #79 LUCAS CVR A (MR)$2.99IMA
14916.72WOLVERINE FIRST CLASS #18$2.99MAR
15016.67TIMESTORM 2009 2099 #4 (OF 4)$3.99MAR
15116.56UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #2 (OF 8)$2.99MAR
15216.52FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH ESCAPE #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
15316.35PREDATOR #2 (OF 4)$3.50DAR
15416.32EX MACHINA #44 (MR)$2.99DC
15516.08HALO HELLJUMPER #2 (OF 5) (MR)$3.99MAR
15615.96LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
15715.90JONAH HEX #46$2.99DC
15815.68FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH DANCE #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
15915.47WORLD OF WARCRAFT #22$2.99DC
16015.30GREEK STREET #2 (MR)$2.99DC
16115.10FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH INK #4 (OF 6)$2.99DC
16214.97TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #14$3.99IDW
16314.94RED SONJA #47$2.99DE
16414.90REBELS #7$2.99DC
16514.86WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS #2 (OF 5)$2.99DAR
16614.79ANITA BLAKE LC NECROMANCER #4 (OF 5) (MR)$3.99MAR
16714.76HOUSE OF MYSTERY #16 (MR)$2.99DC
16814.71ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #1 (OF 6) CVR B MELO$2.99ZEN
16914.63STAR TREK NERO #1$3.99IDW
17014.63AOD ASH SAVES OBAMA #1 (OF 4)$3.50DE
17114.47LOCKJAW AND THE PET AVENGERS #4 (OF 4)$2.99MAR
17214.36DESTROYER #5 (OF 5) (MR)$3.99MAR
17314.32BUCK ROGERS #3$3.50DE
17414.22TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #1 (OF 5)$3.99IDW
17514.14SKRULL KILL KREW #4 (OF 5) DKR$3.99MAR
17614.04GENEXT UNITED #4 (OF 5)$3.99MAR
17713.76WARLORD #5$2.99DC
17813.60HELLBLAZER #258 (MR)$2.99DC
17913.60TERRY MOORES ECHO #14$3.50ABS
18013.52GRIMM FAIRY TALES #41 CVR A CAMPBELL$2.99ZEN
18113.16STRANGE ADVENTURES #6 (OF 8)$3.99DC
18212.82THOR TALES OF ASGARD BY LEE & KIRBY #4 (OF 6)$3.99MAR
18312.59MADAME XANADU #14 (MR)$2.99DC
18412.00INCREDIBLES #0$2.99BOO
18511.68DOMINIC FORTUNE #1 (OF 4) (MR)$3.99MAR
18611.3928 DAYS LATER #1$3.99BOO
18711.36DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #2$3.99IDW
18811.12STAR TREK SPOCK REFLECTIONS #2$3.99IDW
18911.03AUTHORITY #13$2.99DC
19010.94STREET FIGHTER IV #3 (OF 4) A CVR TSANG$3.95UDO
19110.90FRANK FRAZETTAS SORCERER FRAZETTA CVR A (ONE SHOT)$3.99IMA
19210.76TINY TITANS #19$2.50DC
19310.70VIGILANTE #9$2.99DC
19410.42SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #203$2.50ARC
19510.27STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #8 A CVR CHAMBA$3.95UDO
19610.16BLACKEST NIGHT #1 (OF 8)$3.99DC
19710.08SHERLOCK HOLMES #4 (OF 5)$3.50DE
1989.79DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #2 (OF 24) CVR A SIENKIE$3.99BOO
1999.78SPIRIT #32$2.99DC
2009.76DMZ #44 (MR)$2.99DC
2019.73HERO COMICS HERO INITIATIVE BENEFIT BOOK$3.99IDW
2029.65SIMPSONS COMICS #157$2.99BON
2039.64ABSOLUTION #1 (OF 6) (MR)$3.99AVA
2049.51DOCTOR WHO COLD-BLOODED WAR (ONE SHOT)$3.99IDW
2059.46STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT Q$3.99IDW
2069.46WILDCATS #14$2.99DC
2079.45ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #18$2.99IMA
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2158.49BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 VAR ED$2.99DC
2168.47ZORRO #15$3.50DE
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1 Comment

  1. Navarre
    September 15, 2009 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Hmmm. The highest regular issue (not part of some event) that I am buying is New Mutants #4 that came in at #54 on the list.

    Am I buying the wrong titles?

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