Batman #22 And Flash #22 Did Beat Both Secret Empire #1 And Venom #150 To The Top Spot In May 2017 Diamond Comics Charts

Courtesy of Diamond Comic Distributors, not only do we have the Top 100 Comics chart for May 2017 that we ran yesterday, but the Dollar rank and the Index number as well. So we can combine variant covers and price points and tell you the actual Top Ten chart for June. And clear up whether or not Batman #22 topped the charts – or if Secret Empire #1 did.

Because Diamond says “The United States is dominated by Hydra, with Captain America at its head, in Nick Spencer, Steve McNiven, and Jay Leisten’s Secret Empire #1 from Marvel Comics, May’s best-selling comic book.”

And that’s just not true, not even for the direct market in North America which is what Diamond’s chart measures. Here’s the actual direct market top-selling top ten for May 2017.

QTY

TITLE

INDEX

1

BATMAN #22

163.71

2

FLASH #22

141.53

3

SECRET EMPIRE #1

137.96

4

VENOM #150

124.16

5

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY MISSION BREAKOUT #1

91.28

6

SECRET EMPIRE #2

88.45

7

BATMAN #23

84.56

8

SECRET EMPIRE #3

80.24

9

ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1

72.21

10

WALKING DEAD #167

64.87

Secret Empire #2 did at least beat Batman #23. Just not Secret Empire #3.

But for dollars actually brought in – which takes into account higher price points, and any discounts the publisher may have given to retailers, the chart looks like this. With Venom actually beating Secret Empire, both beating Batman and Flash, and both Secret Empire #2 and #3 beating Batman #23 – as well as Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission Breakout #1 and All-New Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 too. And Deadpool, All-Star Batman and Star Wars Screaming Citadel sneaking in and pushing  Batman #23, and Walking Dead out…

QTY

TITLE

$INDEX

1

VENOM #150

$743.72

2

SECRET EMPIRE #1

$685.43

3

BATMAN #22

$589.49

4

FLASH #22

$520.38

5

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY MISSION BREAKOUT #1

$455.49

6

SECRET EMPIRE #2

$441.37

7

SECRET EMPIRE #3

$320.16

8

DEADPOOL #30$315.18

9

STAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL #1$301.65

10

ALL STAR BATMAN #10

$288.52

You can check our working out below.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in May 2017

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXITEM CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
12137.96MAR170901-MSECRET EMPIRE #1$4.99MAR
21124.16MAR171008-MVENOM #150$5.99MAR
33100.00NOV169207BATMAN #22 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON)$3.99DC
4591.53NOV169210FLASH #22 LENTICULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON)$3.99DC
5991.28MAR171072-MGUARDIANS OF GALAXY MISSION BREAKOUT #1$4.99MAR
6488.45MAR170910-MSECRET EMPIRE #2$4.99MAR
71284.56MAR170274-MBATMAN #23$2.99DC
8680.24MAR170915-MSECRET EMPIRE #3$3.99MAR
91472.21MAR170937-MALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1$3.99MAR
101764.87MAR170791WALKING DEAD #167 (MR)$2.99IMA
111863.71NOV169206-MBATMAN #22 REGULAR EDITION (THE BUTTON)$2.99DC
121362.10MAR171111-MSTAR WARS #31$3.99MAR
131161.93MAR170958-MJEAN GREY #1$3.99MAR
14860.45MAR171106-MSTAR WARS SCREAMING CITADEL #1$4.99MAR
151057.82MAR170261-MALL STAR BATMAN #10$4.99DC
161553.29MAR170977-MCABLE #1$3.99MAR
172751.90NOV169208-MFLASH #22 STANDARD EDITION (THE BUTTON)$2.99DC
181650.41MAR171078-MX-MEN GOLD #3$3.99MAR
193250.08MAR170284-MDETECTIVE COMICS #956$2.99DC
203349.35MAR170286-MDETECTIVE COMICS #957$2.99DC
213449.15MAR170308-MJUSTICE LEAGUE #20$2.99DC
223648.48MAR170310-MJUSTICE LEAGUE #21$2.99DC
233847.86MAR170288-MFLASH #23$2.99DC
241946.17MAR171080-MX-MEN GOLD #4$3.99MAR
254045.49MAR170330-MSUPERMAN #22$2.99DC
267345.40MAR170943-MALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2$3.99MAR
272045.02MAR171018AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #27$3.99MAR
284144.90MAR170332-MSUPERMAN #23$2.99DC
292242.35MAR171081-MX-MEN BLUE #3$3.99MAR
302540.52MAR171089-MOLD MAN LOGAN #23$3.99MAR
312440.19MAR170338-MTITANS #11$3.99DC
323739.44MAR170967-MGENERATION X #1$3.99MAR
332939.04MAR171083X-MEN BLUE #4$3.99MAR
343038.69MAR171092-MOLD MAN LOGAN #24$3.99MAR
355238.64MAR170348-MWONDER WOMAN #22$2.99DC
362838.33MAR171114-MSTAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #7$3.99MAR
375338.28MAR170350-MWONDER WOMAN #23$2.99DC
383138.00MAR170340-MTEEN TITANS #8$3.99DC
395437.96MAR170257-MACTION COMICS #979$2.99DC
405737.50MAR170259-MACTION COMICS #980$2.99DC
415836.95MAR170312-MJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6$2.99DC
423536.53MAR170354-MBANE CONQUEST #1$3.99DC
436136.39MAR170302-MHARLEY QUINN #19$2.99DC
446635.88MAR170314-MJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7$2.99DC
456735.56MAR170304-MHARLEY QUINN #20$2.99DC
463934.52MAR170334-MSUPER SONS #4$3.99DC
477533.91MAR170324-MSUICIDE SQUAD #17$2.99DC
487733.63MAR170326-MSUICIDE SQUAD #18$2.99DC
492133.47MAR170344TEEN TITANS LAZARUS CONTRACT SPECIAL #1$4.99DC
508232.81MAR170318-MNIGHTWING #20$2.99DC
514232.77MAR171087-MWEAPON X #3$3.99MAR
528432.68MAR170320-MNIGHTWING #21$2.99DC
532332.60MAR170920-MSECRET EMPIRE UPRISING #1$4.99MAR
544332.45MAR171121-MSTAR WARS POE DAMERON #14$3.99MAR
555532.03MAR171084-MALL NEW WOLVERINE #20$3.99MAR
562631.91MAR170352WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
575131.82MAR170984-MBLACK BOLT #1$3.99MAR
58731.55MAR171095-MDEADPOOL #30$9.99MAR
594431.41MAR170922CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #17$3.99MAR
604731.09MAR171002MIGHTY THOR #19$3.99MAR
614630.62MAR170356-MBATMAN THE SHADOW #2$3.99DC
629230.46MAR170342-MDEATHSTROKE #19$2.99DC
634830.32MAR171023SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #17$3.99MAR
644930.26MAR170928-MDEADPOOL #31$3.99MAR
655030.06MAR170345-MTRINITY #9$3.99DC
668329.89MAR170990-MLUKE CAGE #1$3.99MAR
679829.54MAR170298-MHAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20$2.99DC
6810129.13MAR170300-MHAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21$2.99DC
6910228.63MAR170294-MGREEN LANTERNS #22$2.99DC
705628.60MAR171123STAR WARS POE DAMERON #15$3.99MAR
718628.26MAR170951-MI AM GROOT #1$3.99MAR
7210428.25MAR170296-MGREEN LANTERNS #23$2.99DC
735928.15MAR170925-MDOCTOR STRANGE #21 SE$3.99MAR
746028.00MAR171124-MSTAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #2$3.99MAR
756227.91MAR170931-MSECRET WARRIORS #1$3.99MAR
766327.52MAR171100-MDEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #3$3.99MAR
777026.95MAR171021SPIDER-MAN #16$3.99MAR
787126.87MAR171000AVENGERS #7$3.99MAR
796526.83MAR170780-MSEVEN TO ETERNITY #6$3.99IMA
808126.62MAR170974-MGENERATION X #2$3.99MAR
817225.98MAR170276-MBATWOMAN #3$3.99DC
827425.98MAR171102-MDEADPOOL VS PUNISHER #4$3.99MAR
837625.84MAR171016-MBEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #2$3.99MAR
848725.71MAR170965-MJEAN GREY #2$3.99MAR
8511425.34MAR170290-MGREEN ARROW #22$2.99DC
868025.00FEB170852-MSPIDER-GWEN #19$3.99MAR
874524.79MAR170347TRINITY ANNUAL #1$4.99DC
8811624.78MAR170292-MGREEN ARROW #23$2.99DC
898524.76MAR171004INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7$3.99MAR
9010024.30MAR170945-MROCKET #1$3.99MAR
9112123.97MAR170767PAPER GIRLS #14$2.99IMA
928823.90MAR171034-MBLACK PANTHER #14$3.99MAR
9312223.84MAR170264-MAQUAMAN #22$2.99DC
948923.79MAR171051DAREDEVIL #20$3.99MAR
956823.62MAR170032-MNEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #3 (MR) [*]$3.99DAR
969023.57MAR171001UNCANNY AVENGERS #23$3.99MAR
9712423.51MAR170266-MAQUAMAN #23$2.99DC
989123.11FEB170273JUSTICE LEAGUE POWER RANGERS #4$3.99DC
999423.06MAR171003INFAMOUS IRON MAN #8$3.99MAR
1009322.75MAR170322-MRED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #10$3.99DC

Batman #22 And Flash #22 Did Beat Both Secret Empire #1 And Venom #150 To The Top Spot In May 2017 Diamond Comics Charts

Source: Bleedingcool

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