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.
|1||JUSTICE LEAGUE #1||$3.99||JUL110187||DC|
|3||FEAR ITSELF #5||$3.99||JUN110581||MAR|
|5||ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #4||$3.99||JUN110611||MAR|
|6||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #667||$3.99||JUN110622||MAR|
|8||WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #2||$3.99||JUN110168||DC|
|9||AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #668||$3.99||JUN110624||MAR|
|10||NEW AVENGERS #15||$3.99||JUN110598||MAR|
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.