by Mat ‘Infe­ri­orego’ Elfring

See what the top books and com­pa­nies were for August


The num­bers for August are in! Dia­mond Com­ic Dis­trib­u­tors has com­piled the data from August and placed into awe­some tables for math nerds, like us, to stare and enjoy. Let’s get right down to the numbers.

Mar­vel Comics is once again the top dog for the month of August.


Includ­ed this month, from the folks at Dia­mond, is a cou­ple of pie charts show­ing the dol­lar share and unit share. Check it out in glo­ri­ous color!



BATMAN con­tin­ues to stay in the top 3 of the top 10 books. It should also be not­ed that THE WALKING DEAD #130 makes its way onto the top 10 list.


Nor­mal­ly, the top 10 trade list is dom­i­nat­ed by Image, but this month is pret­ty split between DC, Mar­vel, and Image, with THANOS: THE INFINITY REVELATION OGN tak­ing the num­ber one spot.


There’s only one item dif­fer­ence between Mar­vel and DC this month. Here’s what every­one shipped out for August.


How do they cal­cu­late this infor­ma­tion? It all starts at the com­ic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the month­ly mar­ket shares and all top prod­uct charts — are com­piled by Dia­mond Com­ic Dis­trib­u­tors from a uni­verse of over 3,500 com­ic book spe­cial­ty shops locat­ed in North Amer­i­ca and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mor­tar com­ic book spe­cial­ty shops, Inter­net mer­chants, and oth­er spe­cial­ty stores.

Unit and dol­lars sales are cal­cu­lat­ed based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Dia­mond accounts dur­ing Jan­u­ary to Decem­ber 2013, which com­pris­es ini­tial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.