We’ve received the data for the top comics sold in the direct market in 2011, and while there are some nice chart toppers, the overall trend is bleak. Even with Fantastic Four #587 taking the top spot with all the hype surrounding the death of Johnny Storm (SPOILER WARNING), direct market comic sales fell 27-percent from December, and fell below the year previous with sales tripping 21.92-percent.

The most interesting thing about the Top 300 comics list for January is there are only three non-DC/Marvel books in the Top 50.  Two were released by Image Comics; Spawn #200 placed 4th, and The Walking Dead #80 coming in at 48th, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer #40 from Dark Horse barely made the Top 25.

Once again, you can sort and search the table for the data you want.  I always find it interesting what kind of conclusions the Major Spoilerites are able to pull from the information presented.

QUANTITY RANKINDEXTITLEPRICEPUBLISHER
1191.68FANTASTIC FOUR #587$3.99MAR
2120.94BRIGHTEST DAY #17$2.99DC
3119.69BRIGHTEST DAY #18$2.99DC
4108.66SPAWN #200$3.99IMA
5107.70AVENGERS #9$3.99MAR
6107.28X-MEN #7$3.99MAR
7102.58BATMAN AND ROBIN #19$2.99DC
8101.56NEW AVENGERS #8$3.99MAR
9100.00BATMAN #706$2.99DC
1094.22AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651$3.99MAR
1189.96INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500$4.99MAR
1289.77UNCANNY X-MEN #532$3.99MAR
1389.07GREEN LANTERN CORPS #56$2.99DC
1486.42AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #652$3.99MAR
1585.31UNCANNY X-FORCE #4$3.99MAR
1684.26SECRET AVENGERS #9$3.99MAR
1778.19JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53$2.99DC
1878.12AGE OF X ALPHA #1$3.99MAR
1977.90WOLVERINE #5$3.99MAR
2072.17GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #6$2.99DC
2171.22THOR #619$3.99MAR
2269.93CAPTAIN AMERICA #614$3.99MAR
2369.47SUPERMAN #707$2.99DC
2466.73X-MEN LEGACY #244$2.99MAR
2565.56BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER #40$2.99DAR
2664.13AVENGERS PRIME #5$3.99MAR
2763.78DETECTIVE COMICS #873$2.99DC
2859.57BATMAN BEYOND #1$2.99DC
2959.34ULTIMATE COMICS CAPTAIN AMERICA #1$3.99MAR
3058.62GREEN ARROW #8$2.99DC
3156.96DAREDEVIL REBORN #1$3.99MAR
3255.79WONDER WOMAN #606$2.99DC
3355.59ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #152$3.99MAR
3455.57WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #2$3.99MAR
3555.54ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 3 #6$3.99MAR
3653.35ACTION COMICS #897$2.99DC
3753.18SUPERIOR #4 (MR)$2.99MAR
3853.09AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE #4$3.99MAR
3952.49BIRDS OF PREY #8$2.99DC
4051.46INCREDIBLE HULKS #620$3.99MAR
4151.40INCREDIBLE HULKS #621$3.99MAR
4251.26JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #17$2.99DC
4350.72RED ROBIN #19$2.99DC
4450.57JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #18$2.99DC
4550.41SUPERMAN BATMAN #80$2.99DC
4649.93JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #47$2.99DC
4749.06SUPERBOY #3$2.99DC
4849.02WALKING DEAD #80 (MR)$2.99IMA
4948.43DEADPOOL #31$2.99MAR
5048.39DEADPOOL #32$2.99MAR
5146.25X-23 #5$2.99MAR
5245.61BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #514$2.99MAR
5344.05THANOS IMPERATIVE DEVESTATION$3.99MAR
5444.02THUNDERBOLTS #152$2.99MAR
5542.24TEEN TITANS #91$2.99DC
5642.18X-FACTOR #213$2.99MAR
5741.82BATGIRL #17$2.99DC
5841.70X-FACTOR #214$2.99MAR
5941.00CHAOS WAR #5$3.99MAR
6040.23LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9$2.99DC
6139.87AVENGERS ACADEMY #8$2.99MAR
6239.47NEW MUTANTS #21$2.99MAR
6338.21HEROES FOR HIRE #2$2.99MAR
6437.89ADVENTURE COMICS #522$2.99DC
6537.47SUPERGIRL #60$2.99DC
6636.60ULTIMATE COMICS DOOM #2$3.99MAR
6736.54SCARLET #4 (MR)$3.95MAR
6836.11TITANS #31$2.99DC
6935.85BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #19$2.99DC
7035.45WOLVERINE & JUBILEE #1$2.99MAR
7133.75SECRET SIX #29$2.99DC
7232.61ASTONISHING THOR #2$3.99MAR
7332.15MAGNETO #1$2.99MAR
7432.03BOYS #50 (MR)$3.99DYN
7531.94DEADPOOLMAX #4 (MR)$3.99MAR
7631.85FABLES #101 (MR)$2.99DC
7731.09STEEL #1$2.99DC
7831.08CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #1$2.99MAR
7930.97STAR WARS DARTH VADER & LOST COMMAND #1$3.50DAR
8030.86DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER LITTLE SISTERS ELURIA #2$3.99MAR
8130.69ZATANNA #9$2.99DC
8230.65SPAWN #201$2.99IMA
8330.54SHAZAM #1$2.99DC
8429.75JSA ALL STARS #14$2.99DC
8529.63STAR WARS LEGACY WAR #2$3.50DAR
8629.52CHAOS WAR X-MEN #2$3.99MAR
8729.11VAMPIRELLA #2$3.99DYN
8828.91WONDER GIRL #1$2.99DC
8928.17AMERICAN VAMPIRE #11 (MR)$2.99DC
9027.93POWER GIRL #20$2.99DC
9127.80INFESTATION #1$3.99IDW
9227.72GENERATION HOPE #3$2.99MAR
9327.27CHAOS WAR DEAD AVENGERS #3$3.99MAR
9427.10BOOSTER GOLD #40$2.99DC
9526.76DEADPOOL CORPS #10$2.99MAR
9626.15STARMAN CONGORILLA #1$2.99DC
9725.40PUNISHER IN BLOOD #3$3.99MAR
9825.20NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #6$2.99MAR
9924.84WEIRD WORLDS #1$3.99DC
10024.12X-MEN TO SERVE AND PROTECT #3$3.99MAR
10123.60BOYS HIGHLAND LADDIE #6 (MR)$3.99DYN
10223.28LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #1$3.99AVA
10323.10GREEN HORNET #12$3.99DYN
10422.52ANGEL #41$3.99IDW
10522.22CONAN THE ROAD OF KINGS #2$3.50DAR
10622.19WIDOW MAKER #3$3.99MAR
10721.78BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #52$2.99DC
10821.75STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT AFLAME #4$2.99DAR
10921.68CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #3$3.99MAR
11021.46SHE-HULKS #3$2.99MAR
11121.28BPRD HELL ON EARTH GODS #1$3.50DAR
11221.05GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #1$2.99ZEN
11320.50IRON MAN LEGACY #10$2.99MAR
11419.59THOR FIRST THUNDER #5$3.99MAR
11519.57ARTIFACTS #5$3.99IMA
11619.15IZOMBIE #9 (MR)$2.99DC
11719.00UNWRITTEN #21 (MR)$2.99DC
11818.43X-MEN FOREVER 2 #15$3.99MAR
11918.35KNIGHT & SQUIRE #4$2.99DC
12018.16X-MEN FOREVER 2 #16$3.99MAR
12117.92MORNING GLORIES #6$3.50IMA
12217.85JONAH HEX #63$2.99DC
12317.60THUNDER AGENTS #3$2.99DC
12417.47I AM AN AVENGER #5$3.99MAR
12517.46GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #162$3.99IDW
12617.19REBELS #24$2.99DC
12717.04JLA THE 99 #4$2.99DC
12817.01IRREDEEMABLE #21$3.99BOO
12916.87TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #15$3.99IDW
13016.79DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #3$3.99IDW
13116.27IRON MAN THOR #3$3.99MAR
13216.22WITCHBLADE #141$2.99IMA
13315.78HELLBLAZER #275 (MR)$4.99DC
13415.67FREEDOM FIGHTERS #5$2.99DC
13515.63YOUNG JUSTICE #0$2.99DC
13615.58OZMA OF OZ #3$3.99MAR
13715.57DOOM PATROL #18$2.99DC
13815.10GUARDING THE GLOBE #3$3.50IMA
13914.85MASS EFFECT EVOLUTION #1$3.50DAR
14014.75JOHN BYRNE NEXT MEN #2$3.99IDW
14114.71WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #1 (MR)$2.99IMA
14214.68DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #1$3.99IDW
14314.65RED SONJA #54$3.99DYN
14414.48CAPTAIN AMERICA KORVAC SAGA #2$2.99MAR
14514.15SWEET TOOTH #17 (MR)$2.99DC
14614.14ANT-MAN & WASP #3$3.99MAR
14714.13INCORRUPTIBLE #14$3.99BOO
14814.11DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DARK SUN #1$3.99IDW
14913.96DOC SAVAGE #10$2.99DC
15013.88NEW YORK FIVE #1 (MR)$2.99DC
15113.82THOR MIGHTY AVENGER #8$2.99MAR
15213.79WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #2 (MR)$2.99IMA
15313.51GI JOE ORIGINS #23$3.99IDW
15413.51SPIKE #4$3.99IDW
15513.25KEVIN SMITH KATO #7$3.99DYN
15613.10QUEEN SONJA #13$3.99DYN
15713.00SPIRIT #10$2.99DC
15812.99AZRAEL #16$2.99DC
15912.95WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #3 (MR)$2.99IMA
16012.89ANITA BLAKE CIRCUS OF DAMNED INGENUE #1 (MR)$3.99MAR
16112.79WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
16212.71CASANOVA GULA #1 (MR)$3.99MAR
16312.64GI JOE COBRA II #12$3.99IDW
16412.50TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #66 (MR)$2.95BRO
16512.46INFINITE VACATION #1$3.50IMA
16612.45HACK SLASH ME WITHOUT YOU (ONE-SHOT) (MR)$3.50IMA
16712.44STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #4$3.99BOO
16812.42TINY TITANS #36$2.99DC
16912.12STAN LEE TRAVELER #3$3.99BOO
17012.00HOUSE OF MYSTERY #33 (MR)$2.99DC
17111.95CHARMED #5$3.50ZEN
17211.93STAN LEE STARBORN #2$3.99BOO
17311.81ANGEL ILLYRIA #3$3.99IDW
17411.81WORLD OF WARCRAFT CURSE OF THE WORGEN #3$2.99DC
17511.36DARKNESS #88 (MR)$2.99IMA
17611.30NORTHLANDERS #36 (MR)$2.99DC
17711.25SIMPSONS COMICS #174$2.99BON
17811.08TERRY MOORES ECHO #27$3.50ABS
17911.01LOCKE & KEY KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #4$3.99IDW
18010.89ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #3$2.99DC
18110.86DARKNESS #89 (MR)$2.99IMA
18210.44KULL THE HATE WITCH #3$3.50DAR
18310.34SONIC UNIVERSE #24$2.99ARC
18410.27SCALPED #45 (MR)$2.99DC
18510.20STAR TREK KHAN RULING IN HELL #4$3.99IDW
18610.12FUTURAMA COMICS #53$2.99BON
1879.99DARKWING DUCK #8$3.99BOO
1889.72DMZ #61 (MR)$2.99DC
1899.43KATO ORIGINS WAY O/T NINJA #6$3.99DYN
1909.42SOULFIRE VOL TWO #9$2.99ASP
1919.34GOD OF WAR #6 (MR)$2.99DC
1929.27TRUE BLOOD LEGACY EDITION #1 (MR)$4.99IDW
1939.19CHOKER #5 (MR)$3.99IMA
1949.16BILLY THE KID GHASTLY FIEND LONDON #4$3.99DAR
1959.02TRANSFORMERS PRIME #1$3.99IDW
1968.89BLOCKBUSTERS OF MARVEL UNIVERSE$4.99MAR
1978.83GREEN HORNET BLOOD TIES #3$3.99DYN
1988.78DARKNESS FOUR HORSEMEN #3$3.99IMA
1998.57TRANSFORMERS SECTOR 7 #5$3.99IDW
2008.36TRANSFORMERS PRIME #3$3.99IDW
2018.33TRANSFORMERS PRIME #4$3.99IDW
2028.30AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS #4$2.99MAR
2038.22VICTORIAN UNDEAD II HOLMES VS DRACULA #3$2.99DC
2048.20SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #12$2.99BON
2058.10SAVAGE DRAGON #168$3.50IMA
2068.00ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS 100 PENNY PRESS ED$1.00IDW
2078.00SPIDER-MAN #10$2.99MAR
2087.99HALCYON #3$2.99IMA
2097.84FANTASTIC FOUR #586$2.99MAR
2107.81ORSON SCOTT CARDS SPEAKER FOR DEAD #1$3.99MAR
2117.75LET ME IN CROSSROADS #2$3.99DAR
2127.72WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? #1$2.99IMA
2137.62TRANSFORMERS PRIME #2$3.99IDW
2147.54SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #5$2.99DC
2157.39ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #1.5$3.99DYN
2167.29FALLEN ANGEL RETURN OF THE SON #1$3.99IDW
2177.25BROKEN TRINITY PANDORAS BOX #5$3.99IMA
2187.13JURASSIC PARK DEVILS IN THE DESERT #1$3.99IDW
2197.09TRUE BLOOD #6$3.99IDW
2206.95MEMOIR #1$3.50IMA
2216.92TORCHWOOD #6$3.99TIT
2226.88CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #2$3.99BOO
2236.66FANTASTIC FOUR #583$2.99MAR
2246.66SKULLKICKERS #5$2.99IMA
2256.65AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #3$3.99MAR
2266.58DOC MACABRE #2$3.99IDW
2276.57FARSCAPE ONGOING #15$3.99BOO
2286.48FANTASTIC FOUR #584$2.99MAR
2296.44ANGEL AFTER FALL #1 100 PENNY PRESS ED$1.00IDW
2306.36FANTASTIC FOUR #585$2.99MAR
2315.91MARINEMAN #2$3.99IMA
2325.87RAISE THE DEAD II #2$3.99DYN
2335.78SILENT HILL PAST LIFE #3$3.99IDW
2345.76DO ANDROIDS DREAM DUST TO DUST #8$3.99BOO
2355.63UNCLE SCROOGE #399$2.99BOO
2365.62SUPER HEROES #10$2.99MAR
2375.57MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #1$3.50ARA
2385.53TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #1$3.99IMA
2395.51SIXTH GUN #8$3.99ONI
2405.46GORE #1 (MR)$2.99GG
2415.45DC COMICS PRESENTS LOBO #1$7.99DC
2425.3728 DAYS LATER #19$3.99BOO
2435.30WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #715$3.99BOO
2445.2227 (TWENTY SEVEN) #2$3.99IMA
2455.18BRING THE THUNDER #2$3.99DYN
2465.03MICKEY MOUSE #304$3.99BOO
2474.92DAYS MISSING KESTUS #1$3.95ARA
2484.92RATCHET AND CLANK #5$2.99DC
2494.86AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #649$3.99MAR
2504.84AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #650$3.99MAR
2514.71DRACULA COMPANY OF MONSTERS #5$3.99BOO
2524.66SHONEN JUMP FEBRUARY 2011$4.99VIZ
2534.66BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #1$3.99DC
2544.60DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN SOLE SURVIVOR #1$7.99DC
2554.52FRAGGLE ROCK VOL 2 #1$3.95ARA
2564.45AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #648$3.99MAR
2574.45EARP SAINTS FOR SINNERS #1 (MR)$5.99RAL
2584.32MEDITERRANEA #2$2.99GG
2594.32SWEETS #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
2604.32AVENGERS THOR CAPTAIN AMERICA OFF INDEX MU #9$3.99MAR
2614.25HEROES FOR HIRE #1$3.99MAR
2624.25DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #362$2.99BOO
2634.22KODT BLACK HANDS 2010 #2$3.99KEN
2644.22DRACULA COMPANY OF MONSTERS #6$3.99BOO
2653.99GEORGE RR MARTINS DOORWAYS #3$3.99IDW
2663.94PROOF ENDANGERED #2$3.99IMA
2673.88ARCHIE & FRIENDS #151$2.99ARC
2683.76EDGE OF DOOM #3$3.99IDW
2693.74GLAMOURPUSS #17$3.00AAR
2703.72LOONEY TUNES #194$2.99DC
2713.70FRAGGLE ROCK VOL 2 #2$3.95ARA
2723.69CLINT #4 (MR)$6.99TIT
2733.63DC COMICS PRESENTS THE ATOM #1$7.99DC
2743.61RYDER ON THE STORM #2 (MR)$4.99RAL
2753.57GOLD DIGGER #124$2.99ANT
2763.49FEVRE DREAM #10 (MR)$3.99AVA
2773.47GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE REMASTERED #6$3.99DYN
2783.46ECHOES #2 (MR)$3.99IMA
2793.34CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #56$2.99DC
2803.33BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #187$3.99ARC
2813.26GREEN HORNET GOLDEN AGE REMASTERED #7$3.99DYN
2823.25WWE HEROES #8 TIMEQUAKE UNDERTAKER #2$3.99TIT
2833.17STEAMPUNK PALIN ONE-SHOT$3.99ANT
2843.04IDES OF BLOOD #6$2.99DC
2853.04ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #215$3.99ARC
2863.03SIMPSONS CLASSICS #27$3.99BON
2872.98DETECTIVE COMICS #872$3.99DC
2882.90THE SUICIDE FOREST #2$3.99IDW
2892.86ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #1$7.99DAR
2902.74JUGHEAD #205$2.99ARC
2912.71ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #2$3.99ARC
2922.71TIME LINCOLN APOCALYPSE MAO ONE-SHOT$3.99ANT
2932.69KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #170$4.99KEN
2942.5527 (TWENTY SEVEN) #1$3.99IMA
2952.45FEEDING GROUND #1 (MR)$3.95ARA
2962.42BOONDOCK SAINTS HEAD OF THE SNAKE #2$3.9912
2972.35BATMAN INCORPORATED #2$3.99DC
2982.27ARCHIE #616$2.99ARC
2992.19SECRET HISTORY BOOK 14 (MR)$5.95ARA
3002.14LADY MECHANIKA #1$2.99ASP

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Mauricio
    February 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Yeah!

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