Though it was only out for one day, the preorders for DC’s Justice League were enough to earn the title the top spot of all comics sold in the direct market for August 2011.  Close behind was Flashpoint #5, which wrapped up the Flashpoint Universe and kicked off DC’s New 52.

RANKDESCRIPTIONPRICEITEM CODEVENDOR
1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1$3.99JUL110187DC
2FLASHPOINT #5$3.99JUN110178DC
3FEAR ITSELF #5$3.99JUN110581MAR
4FLASHPOINT #4$3.99JUN110175DC
5ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #4$3.99JUN110611MAR
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #667$3.99JUN110622MAR
7AVENGERS #16$3.99JUN110586MAR
8WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #2$3.99JUN110168DC
9AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #668$3.99JUN110624MAR
10NEW AVENGERS #15$3.99JUN110598MAR

We’ll have a better idea of comics sold, but early word is that Justice League sold over 200,000 copies, making it the highest selling comic in the direct market for 2011.

Though DC took the top two spots, there wasn’t enough momentum for the company to place more than four comics in the top ten, which still gives Marvel the market share for the month.  The good news is individual comic sales were up 9% over July and 15% over August 2010, which is a good sign for comic publishers.

via Diamond Select Comics

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2 Comments

  1. Z. Woolf
    September 13, 2011 at 8:14 am — Reply

    It will be interesting to see the numbers from September with 52 #1s coming out.

  2. J Michael T
    September 13, 2011 at 8:16 am — Reply

    ” The good news is individual comic sales were up 9% over July and 15% over August 2010, which is a good sign for comic publishers.”

    Tom Breevoort put it well on Twitter when he commended DC for their relaunch and how it would be good for the industry overall…

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