With the return of the Heroic Age, Marvel sent the Avengers #1 to the top of the direct market charts for May 2010. And while Siege #4 took the second spot, Marvel only snagged four of the Top 10 comics for the month. DC made a decent showing with Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1 and #2, with issues of Brightest Day #1, and #2 making it into the top ten as well.

At this point we should really stop talking about Marvel taking the Unit and Dollar share each month, because the sheer number of issues Marvel puts out each month will always trounce all comers. Instead, the companies that place in the third through fifth positions are where the action is happening. Dark Horse was able to reclaim the number three spot thanks to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, barely edging out Image Comics. Again we can probably chalk this up to the number of titles released by Image, as Dynamite Entertainment appeared on the list before Image comics’ Walking Dead, with their Kevin Smith Green Hornet series. Still IDW Publishing rounded out the Top Five publishers for the month, while Boom! Studios slides down to number seven.

As you look at the list, be prepared for a lot of DC and Marvel titles in the Top 100 with a smattering of other companies making appearances.

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2182.36SIEGE #4$3.99MAR
3174.00BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1$3.99DC
4171.14SECRET AVENGERS #1$3.99MAR
5165.65BRIGHTEST DAY #1 (*)$2.99DC
6150.06BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #2$3.99DC
7144.68BRIGHTEST DAY #2 (*)$2.99DC
8141.55GREEN LANTERN #54$2.99DC
9136.02BATMAN AND ROBIN #12$2.99DC
10123.53UNCANNY X-MEN #524$2.99MAR
11123.31NEW AVENGERS FINALE #1$4.99MAR
12122.74FLASH #2$2.99DC
13114.64DARK AVENGERS #16$3.99MAR
14110.34GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48$2.99DC
15103.96X-MEN LEGACY #236$2.99MAR
16100.21X-FORCE #27$2.99MAR
17100.14JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45$3.99DC
18100.00BATMAN #699$2.99DC
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2097.60SENTRY FALLEN SUN$3.99MAR
2192.93AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #630$2.99MAR
2291.76AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #631$2.99MAR
2390.94AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #632$2.99MAR
2490.61ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #1$3.99MAR
2588.86ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #1$3.99MAR
2685.97INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #26$2.99MAR
2785.49ULTIMATE COMICS NEW ULTIMATES #2$3.99MAR
2884.87ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #2$3.99MAR
2981.41JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #1$2.99DC
3080.84BIRDS OF PREY #1$2.99DC
3179.55HULK #22$3.99MAR
3279.49NEW MUTANTS #13$2.99MAR
3377.52SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1$2.99DC
3474.82INCREDIBLE HULK #609$3.99MAR
3574.25DARK WOLVERINE #86$2.99MAR
3672.86BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #35 TWILIGHT PT 4$2.99DAR
3771.87SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #2$2.99DC
3871.68JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #2$2.99DC
3971.20LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1$3.99DC
4069.03SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #3$2.99DC
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4268.03SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #4$2.99DC
4366.92X-FACTOR #205$2.99MAR
4466.53DETECTIVE COMICS #865$3.99DC
4566.35AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #37$3.99MAR
4664.21SIEGE EMBEDDED #4$3.99MAR
4763.63ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #10$3.99MAR
4862.51WOLVERINE #900$4.99MAR
4961.59FANTASTIC FOUR #579$2.99MAR
5061.17AVENGERS INITIATIVE #35$2.99MAR
5158.15RED ROBIN #12$2.99DC
5257.71WOLVERINE ORIGINS #48$2.99MAR
5356.88X-MEN SECOND COMING REVELATIONS BLIND SCIENCE #1$3.99MAR
5455.78ADVENTURE COMICS #11$3.99DC
5555.20DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #1$3.99DC
5654.01ZATANNA #1$2.99DC
5753.82AGE OF HEROES #1$3.99MAR
5853.46X-MEN HELLBOUND #1$3.99MAR
5953.35THUNDERBOLTS #144$2.99MAR
6052.94IZOMBIE #1 (MR)$1.00DC
6151.38SUPERMAN BATMAN #72$2.99DC
6250.85TITANS VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
6350.25MARVELS PROJECT #8$3.99MAR
6450.09JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #3$3.99DC
6549.22FIRST WAVE #2$3.99DC
6649.18DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #11$2.99MAR
6747.73WOLVERINE WEAPON X #13$3.99MAR
6847.64THANOS IMPERATIVE IGNITION #1$3.99MAR
6947.04SECRET WARRIORS #16$2.99MAR
7046.77IRON MAN LEGACY #2$2.99MAR
7145.92BATGIRL #10$2.99DC
7245.38DOOMWAR #4$3.99MAR
7345.27DEADPOOL CORPS #2$2.99MAR
7444.58FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #3$3.99MAR
7544.27ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #4$3.99MAR
7642.61DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #893$2.99MAR
7742.50AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3 (MR)$3.99DC
7842.15KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #4$3.99DE
7942.12DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER JOURNEY BEGINS #1$3.99MAR
8041.73GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12$2.99DC
8140.79BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #12$3.99DC
8240.79WONDER WOMAN #44$2.99DC
8340.57JSA ALL STARS #6$3.99DC
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8540.01TEEN TITANS #83$3.99DC
8637.49BLACK WIDOW #2$2.99MAR
8736.70MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #3$3.99MAR
8836.48ATLAS #1$3.99MAR
8936.18HELLBOY IN MEXICO OR DRUNKEN BLUR ONE SHOT$3.50DAR
9035.80SECRET SIX #21$2.99DC
9135.59PUNISHERMAX #7 (MR)$3.99MAR
9235.49ENTER THE HEROIC AGE #1$3.99MAR
9335.44AVENGERS ORIGIN #2$3.99MAR
9434.88BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34$2.99DC
9534.43BOYS #42 (MR)$2.99DE
9633.15POWER GIRL #12$2.99DC
9733.02VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #8$2.99MAR
9832.66AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS AMERICAN SON #1$3.99MAR
9932.66HEROIC AGE PRINCE OF POWER #1$3.99MAR
10032.61BOOSTER GOLD #32$2.99DC
10132.21X-MEN ORIGINS EMMA FROST #1 (MR)$3.99MAR
10232.07HAUNT #7 (MR)$2.99IMA
10331.99STAR WARS LEGACY #48$2.99DAR
10431.95FABLES #95 (MR)$2.99DC
10531.61KEVIN SMITH KATO #1$3.99DE
10631.46WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #8$3.99MAR
10730.58DOC SAVAGE #2$3.99DC
10829.44SPAWN #197$2.99IMA
10928.71STAR WARS INVASION RESCUES #1$2.99DAR
11028.39DAREDEVIL CAGE MATCH #1$2.99MAR
11128.26MYSTERY SOCIETY #1$3.99IDW
11228.09ANGEL #33$3.99IDW
11327.29SPECTACULAR SPIDER-GIRL #1$3.99MAR
11426.81JOE THE BARBARIAN #5$2.99DC
11526.16DAZZLER #1$3.99MAR
11625.19RESCUE #1$3.99MAR
11725.05GREEN HORNET STRIKES #1$3.99DE
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11924.80STEPHEN KINGS N #3$3.99MAR
12024.49BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #44$2.99DC
12124.23AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1$3.99MAR
12224.12X-MEN FOREVER #23$3.99MAR
12323.95X-MEN FOREVER #24$3.99MAR
12423.85NEW AVENGERS LUKE CAGE #2$3.99MAR
12522.94REALM OF KINGS SON OF HULK #4$3.99MAR
12622.88SPIRIT #2$3.99DC
12722.49IRON MAN 2 PUBLIC IDENTITY #2$3.99MAR
12822.37GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #3$3.99DE
12921.88IRON MAN 2 PUBLIC IDENTITY #3$3.99MAR
13021.59UNWRITTEN #13 (MR)$2.99DC
13121.28ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS #1$3.99MAR
13220.80GUILD #3$3.50DAR
13320.68ASTRO CITY THE DARK AGE BOOK FOUR #4$4.99DC
13420.51X-FACTOR FOREVER #3$3.99MAR
13520.49IRREDEEMABLE #13$3.99BOO
13620.48GI JOE #18$3.99IDW
13720.07BPRD KING OF FEAR #5$2.99DAR
13820.06PETER PARKER #3$2.99MAR
13919.82MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #6$3.99MAR
14019.77DOOM PATROL #10$2.99DC
14119.23EX MACHINA #49 (MR)$2.99DC
14219.13TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #7$3.99IDW
14318.70SPIDER-MAN FEVER #2$3.99MAR
14418.47MANY LOVES OF AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1$3.99MAR
14518.46INCORRUPTIBLE #6$3.99BOO
14618.16JONAH HEX #55$2.99DC
14717.83REBELS #16$2.99DC
14817.83WEAPON X NOIR #1$3.99MAR
14917.81AVP THREE WORLD WAR #4$3.50DAR
15017.70GI JOE HEARTS AND MINDS #1$3.99IDW
15117.20FATHOM BLUE DESCENT #0$2.50ASP
15217.07GI JOE ORIGINS #15$3.99IDW
15317.07WITCHBLADE #136$2.99IMA
15416.40AZRAEL #8$2.99DC
15516.28HELLBLAZER #267 (MR)$2.99DC
15616.24PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #9$2.99DE
15716.17MARVEL ZOMBIES MGC #1$1.00MAR
15815.62X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #4$3.99MAR
15915.48SWEET TOOTH #9 (MR)$2.99DC
16015.35DAYTRIPPER #6$2.99DC
16115.23GOD OF WAR #2$3.99DC
16215.20ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED CHARMER #1 OF (5) (MR)$3.99MAR
16314.86IRON MAN NOIR #2$3.99MAR
16414.85GIRL COMICS #2$4.99MAR
16514.83HOUSE OF MYSTERY #25 (MR)$2.99DC
16614.82GALACTA DAUGHTER OF GALACTUS #1$3.99MAR
16714.46TRANSFORMERS IRONHIDE #1$3.99IDW
16814.31DARKNESS DARKCHYLDE WITCHBLADE KINGDOM OF PAIN (ONE SHOT)$4.99IMA
16913.64HALO BLOOD LINE #5$3.99MAR
17013.64DEATHLOK #7$3.99MAR
17113.57JONAH HEX #1 NEW PTG$1.00DC
17213.57GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL LAS VEGAS$5.99ZEN
17313.10GFT INFERNO #1$2.99ZEN
17413.09CREEPY COMICS #3$4.99DAR
17513.04TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #62 (MR)$2.95BRO
17613.01GI JOE OPERATION HISS #4$3.99IDW
17712.99TRANSFORMERS LAST STAND O/T WRECKERS #5$3.99IDW
17812.87MADAME XANADU #23 (MR)$2.99DC
17912.76TINY TITANS #28$2.50DC
18012.69WARLORD #14$2.99DC
18112.66INCORRUPTIBLE #5$3.99BOO
18212.58ANGEL BARBARY COAST #2$3.99IDW
18312.48HEROIC AGE PREVIEWS (BUNDLE OF 25) (NET)$10.00MAR
18412.36SPIDER-MAN #2$2.99MAR
18512.31PILOT SEASON STEALTH #1$2.99IMA
18612.29SAM & TWITCH WRITER #1$2.99IMA
18712.23SWORD #24 (MR)$4.99IMA
18812.23NORTHLANDERS #28 (MR)$2.99DC
18912.06TERMINATOR #3$3.50DAR
19011.79TRANSFORMERS NEFARIOUS #3$3.99IDW
19111.79BLACK TERROR #10$3.50DE
19211.70AUTHORITY #22$2.99DC
19311.65MAGOG #9$2.99DC
19411.48SIMPSONS COMICS #166$2.99BON
19511.46RED SONJA WRATH OF THE GODS #4$3.99DE
19611.36HELLBLAZER #1 NEW PTG$1.00DC
19711.25MIGHTY CRUSADERS SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
19811.21X-MEN SECOND COMING #1$3.99MAR
19911.13CHOKER #3$3.99IMA
20011.08AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #1$3.99BOO
20110.91NEW MUTANTS #12$2.99MAR
20210.86SAM & TWITCH WRITER #2$2.99IMA
20310.84DMZ #53 (MR)$2.99DC
20410.81DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #11$3.99IDW
20510.69DV8 GODS AND MONSTERS #2$2.99DC
20610.63SCALPED #38 (MR)$2.99DC
20710.60TERRY MOORES ECHO #21$3.50ABS
20810.48WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK #1 (MR)$3.99IMA
20910.44SHIELD #1$3.99MAR
21010.35SOULFIRE VOLUME TWO #5$2.99ASP
21110.34STAR TREK MCCOY #2$3.99IDW
21210.32SCALPED #1 NEW PTG$1.00DC
21310.27SONIC UNIVERSE #16$2.99ARC
21410.27SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #5$2.99DC
21510.25COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #4$4.99DE
21610.20SUPER HEROES #2$2.99MAR
21710.17SHADOWHAWK #1 (MR)$3.50IMA
21810.16LOCKJAW AND PET AVENGERS UNLEASHED #3$2.99MAR
21910.02NEMESIS THE IMPOSTORS #3$2.99DC
2209.97HUMAN TARGET #4$2.99DC
2219.96EARP SAINTS FOR SINNERS #0$1.00RAL
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2249.88ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #23$2.99IMA
2259.82GREEK STREET #11 (MR)$2.99DC
2269.80GREAT TEN #7$2.99DC
2279.78BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17$2.50DC
2289.73FUTURAMA COMICS #49$2.99BON
2299.69BUCK ROGERS #11$3.50DE
2309.45ACTION COMICS #858 NEW PTG$1.00DC
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2329.33DEMO VOL 2 #4$2.99DC
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2379.02BROKEN TRINITY PANDORAS BOX #2$3.99IMA
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2408.76UNKNOWN SOLDIER #20 (MR)$2.99DC
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