August had some real pros and some real cons for the comic book market. First the negatives – month to month sales were down nearly 15% in dollar sales for individual comics and down nearly 25% for graphic novels. The downward trend continues when comparing August 2013 to August 2012 as sales for comics was down just over 10%. On the plus side, year to year sales are still up nearly 10%.

Take the jump for a rundown of the top 300 comics for the month of August to see where your favorite comics ranked.

RANKINDEXTITLEPRICEPUBLISHER
1160.51INFINITY #1$4.99MAR
2106.31SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3$3.99DC
3100.00BATMAN #23$3.99DC
481.05JUSTICE LEAGUE #23$3.99DC
573.13JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7$3.99DC
668.11BATMAN SUPERMAN #3$3.99DC
761.32SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #15$3.99MAR
860.90SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16$3.99MAR
958.25AVENGERS #18$3.99MAR
1056.96ALL NEW X-MEN #15$3.99MAR
1155.29UNCANNY X-MEN #10$3.99MAR
1254.80WALKING DEAD #113 (MR)$2.99IMA
1353.78AVENGERS #17$3.99MAR
1451.24UNCANNY X-MEN #11$3.99MAR
1551.04UNCANNY AVENGERS #11$3.99MAR
1649.94JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 [*]$3.99DC
1749.92X-MEN #4$3.99MAR
1847.92DETECTIVE COMICS #23$3.99DC
1947.21NEW AVENGERS #9$3.99MAR
2046.15GREEN LANTERN #23$2.99DC
2143.44BATMAN AND NIGHTWING #23$2.99DC
2243.18SAGA #13 (MR)$2.99IMA
2342.37THANOS RISING #5$3.99MAR
2439.07KICK-ASS 3 #2 (MR)$2.99MAR
2536.00DEADPOOL #15$2.99MAR
2635.77DEADPOOL #14$2.99MAR
2735.55BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23$2.99DC
2835.40THOR GOD OF THUNDER #11$3.99MAR
2935.04HUNGER #2$3.99MAR
3034.99THOR GOD OF THUNDER #12$3.99MAR
3134.42AQUAMAN #23$2.99DC
3234.06INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #12$3.99MAR
3333.38BATMAN INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
3433.22ACTION COMICS #23$3.99DC
3532.87SUPERMAN #23$2.99DC
3632.72DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #2$2.99MAR
3732.09SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #2$3.99MAR
3831.87SUPERIOR CARNAGE #2$3.99MAR
3931.85EARTH 2 #15$2.99DC
4031.60NIGHTWING #23$2.99DC
4131.06WOLVERINE #8$3.99MAR
4230.69CAPTAIN AMERICA #10$3.99MAR
4330.30FLASH #23$2.99DC
4430.25STAR WARS #8 2013 ONGOING$2.99DAR
4530.00WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #34$3.99MAR
4629.74IRON MAN #14$3.99MAR
4729.67WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #35$3.99MAR
4829.41BATGIRL #23$2.99DC
4928.94BATMAN 66 #2$3.99DC
5028.92AVENGERS AI #2$2.99MAR
5128.34EAST OF WEST #5$3.50IMA
5228.25GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23$2.99DC
5327.55UNCANNY X-FORCE #10$3.99MAR
5427.48DAREDEVIL #30$2.99MAR
5527.10WONDER WOMAN #23$2.99DC
5626.95TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #3$2.99DC
5726.88GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #23$2.99DC
5826.75SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #2$2.99MAR
5925.83CABLE AND X-FORCE #12$3.99MAR
6025.68ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #26$3.99MAR
6125.47FANTASTIC FOUR #11$2.99MAR
6225.04CABLE AND X-FORCE #13$3.99MAR
6324.91NOVA #7$3.99MAR
6424.75TEEN TITANS #23$2.99DC
6523.88THUNDERBOLTS #14$2.99MAR
6623.86AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18$3.99MAR
6723.10RED LANTERNS #23$2.99DC
6822.48RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23$2.99DC
6921.70SIDEKICK #1 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
7021.56TRILLIUM #1 (MR) [*]$2.99DC
7121.25OVERTAKEN #1$1.00ASP
7221.23SECRET AVENGERS #7$3.99MAR
7321.04TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #11$2.99DC
7420.84YOUNG AVENGERS #9$2.99MAR
7520.47FF #11$2.99MAR
7620.45BATWOMAN #23$2.99DC
7720.39SECRET AVENGERS #8$3.99MAR
7819.85GREEN ARROW #23$2.99DC
7919.67INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #8$3.99DC
8019.63CONSTANTINE #6$2.99DC
8119.60SCARLET SPIDER #20$2.99MAR
8219.47LAZARUS #3 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
8319.30SUPERGIRL #23$2.99DC
8419.09MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #10$3.99IDW
8518.92CATWOMAN #23$2.99DC
8618.84WORLDS FINEST #15$2.99DC
8718.58SCARLET SPIDER #21$2.99MAR
8818.34CAPTAIN MARVEL #15$2.99MAR
8918.22BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1$3.99DC
9018.11A PLUS X #11$3.99MAR
9118.10AVENGERS ARENA #14$2.99MAR
9217.90AVENGERS ARENA #13$2.99MAR
9317.70SWAMP THING #23$2.99DC
9417.29SUICIDE SQUAD #23$2.99DC
9517.16ASTONISHING X-MEN #65$3.99MAR
9617.12LARFLEEZE #3$2.99DC
9716.97ASTONISHING X-MEN #66$3.99MAR
9816.87ANIMAL MAN #23$2.99DC
9916.84X-MEN LEGACY #15$2.99MAR
10016.27MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #7 CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS$3.99IDW
10116.18SATELLITE SAM #2 (MR) [*]$3.50IMA
10216.11DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #3$2.99MAR
10316.05BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #24$2.99DAR
10415.78SUPERBOY #23$2.99DC
10515.76VENOM #39$2.99MAR
10615.58X-FACTOR #260$2.99MAR
10715.48ADVENTURE TIME #19$3.99BOO
10815.43X-FACTOR #261$2.99MAR
10915.33ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #29$3.99MAR
11015.17TALON #11$2.99DC
11115.10BIRDS OF PREY #23$2.99DC
11214.89TRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #3$3.99DAR
11314.83TEN GRAND #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
11414.66ASTRO CITY #3$3.99DC
11514.53ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #30$3.99MAR
11614.29RED SONJA #2 JENNY FRISON$3.99DE
11713.91TMNT ONGOING #25$3.99IDW
11813.69X-FILES SEASON 10 #3$3.99IDW
11913.69MANHATTAN PROJECTS #13$3.50IMA
12013.55ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4$3.99DC
12113.49DEXTER #2$3.99MAR
12213.30ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS #2$3.99BOO
12313.29FATALE #16 (MR)$3.50IMA
12413.18HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5$2.99DC
12513.06GAMBIT #16$2.99MAR
12612.99FEARLESS DEFENDERS #8$3.99MAR
12712.52WOLVERINE MAX #10 (MR)$3.99MAR
12812.48REGULAR SHOW #3$3.99BOO
12912.42SPAWN #234$2.99IMA
13012.12LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11$3.99DC
13112.12ITTY BITTY HELLBOY #1$2.99DAR
13212.00STAR WARS LEGACY II #6$2.99DAR
13311.98JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #655$2.99MAR
13411.91ALL STAR WESTERN #23$3.99DC
13511.61FABLES #132 (MR)$2.99DC
13611.46BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #5$2.99DC
13711.42SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #16$3.99DC
13811.39LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #23$2.99DC
13911.30SEX #6 (MR)$2.99IMA
14011.12STAR WARS DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #5$3.50DAR
14111.01CHIN MUSIC #2 (MR)$2.99IMA
14210.54FAIREST #18 (MR)$2.99DC
14310.42BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #17$3.99DC
14410.40ANGEL & FAITH #25$2.99DAR
14510.39DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #8$3.99IDW
14610.28THIEF OF THIEVES #16 (MR)$2.99IMA
14710.00QUANTUM & WOODY #2 REG SOOK$3.99VAL
1489.90AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1 (MR)$7.99DC
1499.87FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #2 (MR) [*]$2.99DC
1509.81HALO INITIATION #1$3.99DAR
1519.79STAR WARS DARK TIMES SPARK REMAINS #2$3.50DAR
1529.79REVIVAL #13$2.99IMA
1539.46SECRET #3$3.50IMA
1549.44CONAN THE BARBARIAN #19$3.50DAR
1559.43HARBINGER #15 REG KITSON$3.99VAL
1569.36DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER SO FELL LORD PERTH #1$3.99MAR
1579.04LORDS OF MARS #1 (MR)$3.99DE
1589.03BATWING #23$2.99DC
1598.99BURN THE ORPHANAGE BORN TO LOSE #1$3.99IMA
1608.88MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #8$2.99MAR
1618.81BLOODSHOT #0 REG BULLOCK$3.99VAL
1628.72JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #7$2.99DC
1638.67GFT OZ #2$2.99ZEN
1648.65MOVEMENT #4$2.99DC
1658.65DIAL H #15$4.99DC
1668.59X-O MANOWAR #16 REG ZIRCHER$3.99VAL
1678.56DEMON KNIGHTS #23$2.99DC
1688.55STORMWATCH #23$2.99DC
1698.49STAR TREK ONGOING #24$3.99IDW
1708.37THUNDER AGENTS #1$3.99IDW
1718.12GHOSTED #2 (MR)$2.99IMA
1728.10KATANA #7$2.99DC
1738.07TMNT VILLAIN MICROSERIES #5 KARAI$3.99IDW
1748.04TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #2$3.99IDW
1757.97DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #12$3.99IDW
1767.84100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #3 (MR)$2.99DC
1777.78AME COMI GIRLS #6$3.99DC
1787.78ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12 REG LUPACCHINO$3.99VAL
1797.77ROBOCOP LAST STAND #1 (MR)$3.99BOO
1807.75DJANGO UNCHAINED #6 (MR)$4.99DC
1817.72SHADOWMAN #9 REG JOHNSON$3.99VAL
1827.68BPRD HELL ON EARTH #110$3.50DAR
1837.67SHELTERED #2$2.99IMA
1847.55ABE SAPIEN #5$3.50DAR
1857.40KING CONAN HOUR O/T DRAGON #4$3.50DAR
1867.40SHADOW #16$3.99DE
1877.33TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #20$3.99IDW
1887.32EXTINCTION PARADE #2 (MR)$3.99AVA
1897.27BOUNCE #4 (MR)$2.99IMA
1907.21JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR DIRECTORS CUT #1$5.99DC
1917.21SONIC UNIVERSE #55$2.99ARC
1927.19TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #20$3.99IDW
1937.17BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3 (MR)$3.99DE
1947.16APHRODITE IX #4$2.99IMA
1957.04UNWRITTEN #52 (MR)$2.99DC
1967.04ARROW #10$3.99DC
1977.01KISS KIDS #1$3.99IDW
1986.91LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #6 (MR)$3.50IMA
1996.90LOBSTER JOHNSON SCENT OF LOTUS #2$3.50DAR
2006.83SHADOW GREEN HORNET DARK NIGHTS #2$3.99DE
2016.80THRESHOLD #8$3.99DC
2026.79MASSIVE #15$3.50DAR
2036.74GI JOE #7$3.99IDW
2046.72JUDGE DREDD #10$3.99IDW
2056.66TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #94$3.99IDW
2066.62GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #4$2.99DC
2076.62EMERALD CITY OF OZ #2$3.99MAR
2086.57PETER PANZERFAUST #13$3.50IMA
2096.55MEGA MAN #28$2.99ARC
2106.45JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22$3.99DC
2116.39HEROBEAR & THE KID INHERITANCE #1$3.99BOO
2126.36INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #5$2.99IMA
2136.15MORNING GLORIES #30 (MR)$3.50IMA
2146.15GFT NO TOMORROW #1$2.99ZEN
2156.10GAME OF THRONES #16 (MR)$3.99DE
2165.99100 PENNY PRESS TMNT #1$1.00IDW
2175.97LOST VEGAS #4$3.50IMA
2185.96MISS FURY #5$3.99DE
2195.92TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #2$2.99DC
2205.91LADY RAWHIDE #1$3.99DE
2215.84GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS #6$3.99IDW
2225.84GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #2$3.99IDW
2235.78GRIMM #4$3.99DE
2245.74TRANSFORMERS MONSTROSITY #3$3.99IDW
2255.70GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #193$3.99IDW
2265.70MASS EFFECT FOUNDATION #2$3.99DAR
2275.68ALL NEW FATHOM #2$3.99ASP
2285.66GFT WONDERLAND #13$2.99ZEN
2295.63BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY #1$3.99HER
2305.62CROSSED BADLANDS #34 (MR)$3.99AVA
2315.53ADVENTURE TIME SUMMER SPECIAL 2013 #1$4.99BOO
2325.52GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #3$3.99IDW
2335.52MIND THE GAP #12$2.99IMA
2345.50BRAVEST WARRIORS #11$3.99BOO
2355.47DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #5 (MR)$3.99DE
2365.46SPONGEBOB COMICS #23$2.99UNI
2375.38GI JOE COBRA FILES #5$3.99IDW
2385.38SIMPSONS COMICS #205$2.99BON
2395.36MIND THE GAP #13$2.99IMA
2405.35MY LITTLE PONY COVER GALLERY #1$3.99IDW
2415.34MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #5$3.99DE
2425.25CROSSED BADLANDS #35 (MR)$3.99AVA
2435.22TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS #4$3.99IDW
2445.16THUMBPRINT BY JOE HILL #3$3.99IDW
2455.15PATHFINDER GOBLINS #1$3.99DE
2465.14UNCANNY #3$3.99DE
2475.13TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #1 2ND PTG$2.99DC
2485.11GFT REALM KNIGHTS #1$2.99ZEN
2495.05X #4 (MR)$2.99DAR
2505.03GFT 2013 SPECIAL ED (UNLEASHED PT5)$5.99ZEN
2514.97HELHEIM #6 (MR)$3.99ONI
2524.96WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #28 (MR)$3.99DE
2534.91MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #9$3.99IDW
2544.87FUTURAMA COMICS #68$2.99BON
2554.82GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #3$2.99ZEN
2564.74GEORGE RR MARTIN SKIN TRADE #2 (MR)$3.99AVA
2574.70GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #88$2.99ZEN
2584.67CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #2$2.99DAR
2594.65DOOMSDAY.1 #4$3.99IDW
2604.65SUICIDE RISK #4$3.99BOO
2614.55VAMPIRELLA SOUTHERN GOTHIC #1$3.99DE
2624.51CATALYST COMIX #2 (MR)$2.99DAR
2634.48SIX GUN GORILLA #3$3.99BOO
2644.47GFT ROBYN HOOD WANTED #4$2.99ZEN
2654.38VAMPIRELLA #31$3.99DE
2664.35GFT ZOMBIES CURSED #2$3.99ZEN
2674.33VAMPIRELLA #32$3.99DE
2684.32BLACK BAT #4$3.99DE
2694.25VAMPIRELLA #33$3.99DE
2704.21BATMAN SUPERMAN #2$3.99DC
2714.19RED SONJA UNCHAINED #4$3.99DE
2724.18PROPHET #38$3.99IMA
2734.15STRAIN THE FALL #2$3.99DAR
2744.15WAKE #1 DIRECTORS CUT (MR)$4.99DC
2754.15MIND MGMT #14$3.99DAR
2764.03100 PENNY PRESS STAR TREK #1$1.00IDW
2774.03HALF PAST DANGER #4$3.99IDW
2784.02JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6$3.99DC
2793.99OWL #2$3.99DE
2803.98GFT DEMONS UNSEEN #3$3.99ZEN
2813.96SAVAGE DRAGON #190 (MR)$3.99IMA
2823.95CREEPY COMICS #13$4.99DAR
2833.95RED SONJA #80$4.99DE
2843.90MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #17$2.99MAR
2853.87OCCUPY COMICS #3$3.50BLA
2863.82SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #36$2.99DC
2873.81ARTIFACTS #30$3.99IMA
2883.79SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #9$3.50BON
2893.77PEANUTS VOL 2 #11$3.99BOO
2903.68GREAT PACIFIC #9 (MR)$2.99IMA
2913.64DARK HORSE PRESENTS #27 (MR)$7.99DAR
2923.63THE LONE RANGER #17$3.99DE
2933.62MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #17$2.99MAR
2943.57JUSTICE LEAGUE #22$3.99DC
2953.47JERICHO SEASON 4 #4$3.99IDW
2963.46SCREWED #3 (MR)$2.99ZEN
2973.45JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS #2$3.99IDW
2983.44BREATH OF BONES A TALE O/T GOLEM #3$3.99DAR
2993.40CONSTANTINE #5$2.99DC
3003.37LAZARUS #2 (MR)$2.99IMA

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2 Comments

  1. HipHopHead
    September 15, 2013 at 10:44 am — Reply

    “On the plus side, year to year sales are still up nearly 10%.”

    Is this increase due to $3.99, $4.99 cover prices? Or Digital Sales?

    • September 15, 2013 at 10:57 am — Reply

      Digital sales are not part of this calculation. These are only titles sold in the direct market (i.e. Diamond to the LCS).

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