X-O Manowar #1 (Djurdjevic QR Voice Variant Cover Edition)Media Release -- One of the legendary publishers of the 1990s, Valiant Entertainment, returned to comic shops in May with X-O Manowar #1, relaunching the series about a Visigoth barbarian who wears an alien suit of armor, giving the publisher the best-selling Non-Premier comic to comics retailers for the month.

Dynamite Entertainment had a strong May, with five titles in the top ten, led by The Shadow #2 at #2. Also in the top ten were The Boys #66 at #5, The Spider #1 at #6, Game of Thrones #8 at #7, and Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #12 at #10.

Also in the top ten were BOOM! Studios with three titles, led by Adventure Time #4 at #3, and Avatar Press with Crossed: Badlands #5 at #9.

The adventures of the young ninjas-in-training continued in VIZ Media's Naruto Volume 56, the best-selling Non-Premier graphic novel sold to comics retailers in May.

Other publishers in the top ten include BOOM! Studios, Houghton Mifflin, Kodansha Comics, Red 5 Comics, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

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 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

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

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond's monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond's total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles' ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

Qty Rank Overall Qty Rank Overall Retail Rank Index Title Publisher
1 43 26 31.73 X-O MANOWAR #1 VAL
2 119 86 16.33 SHADOW #2 DE
3 125 103 15.07 ADVENTURE TIME #4 BOO
4 133 294 13.95 HIGHER EARTH #1 BOO
5 146 115 12.27 BOYS #66 (MR) DE
6 169 142 9.32 THE SPIDER #1 DE
7 184 162 8.02 GAME OF THRONES #8 (MR) DE
8 188 177 7.47 GARFIELD #1 BOO
9 190 171 7.24 CROSSED BADLANDS #5 (MR) AVA
10 192 181 7.15 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #12 (MR) DE
11 203 180 6.90 CROSSED BADLANDS #6 (MR) AVA
12 208 193 6.64 FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #2 BOO
13 209 194 6.59 VAMPIRELLA #17 DE
14 210 226 6.59 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #236 ARC
15 212 197 6.56 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #4 (MR) DE
16 215 199 6.43 DEJAH THORIS & WHITE APES OF MARS #2 (MR) DE
17 216 232 6.38 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #237 ARC
18 218 203 6.34 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #9 DE
19 219 140 6.31 GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #6 (MR) ZEN
20 224 210 6.02 RACHEL RISING #8 ABS
21 225 212 5.94 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #13 (MR) DE
22 227 247 5.84 BART SIMPSONS PAL MILHOUSE #1 BON
23 228 201 5.83 CALL OF WONDERLAND #1 (MR) ZEN
24 233 214 5.65 IRREDEEMABLE #37 BOO
25 240 211 5.54 LADY DEATH #17 (MR) AVA
26 244 260 5.26 SONIC UNIVERSE #40 ARC
27 245 222 5.24 BIONIC WOMAN #2 DE
28 246 252 5.18 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #74 (MR) BRO
29 247 223 5.12 RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #3 DE
30 250 263 5.04 SIMPSONS COMICS #190 BON
31 251 255 5.02 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #73 (MR) ZEN
32 253 231 4.98 HELLRAISER #14 (MR) BOO
33 254 227 4.94 RED SONJA #66 DE
34 255 229 4.93 GREEN HORNET #25 DE
35 256 240 4.75 INCORRUPTIBLE #29 BOO
36 259 237 4.71 VOLTRON #5 DE
37 262 279 4.66 MEGA MAN #13 ARC
38 263 280 4.66 FUTURAMA COMICS #61 BON
39 265 257 4.61 RASL #14 (MR) CAR
40 269 272 4.50 GFT JUNGLE BOOK #3 (MR) ZEN
41 270 243 4.49 THE LONE RANGER #5 DE
42 271 244 4.44 ARMY OF DARKNESS #4 DE
43 272 246 4.43 VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #4 DE
44 273 235 4.37 LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #2 (MR) AVA
45 274 219 4.36 LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 (MR) DE
46 275 248 4.35 QUEEN SONJA #29 DE
47 277 278 4.28 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #17 (MR) ZEN
48 278 249 4.27 DARK SHADOWS #5 DE
49 281 253 4.18 FERALS #5 (MR) AVA
50 283 283 4.15 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #16 (MR) ZEN


Qty Rank Overall Qty Rank Overall Dollar Rank Index Title Publisher
1 20 63 2.46 NARUTO TP VOL 56 VIZ
2 24 58 2.13 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 05 RAN
3 39 48 1.71 IRREDEEMABLE TP VOL 09 BOO
4 61 83 1.30 INCORRUPTIBLE TP VOL 06 BOO
5 65 79 1.27 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 11 (MR) ZEN
6 72 64 1.19 ATOMIC ROBO TP VOL 06 GHOST OF STATION X RED
7 77 186 1.12 ONE PIECE TP VOL 62 VIZ
8 79 156 1.09 NEGIMA GN VOL 34 (MR) RAN
9 85 62 1.03 ARE YOU MY MOTHER A COMIC DRAMA HC HOU
10 109 180 0.87 SOUL EATER TP VOL 09 HAC
11 113 361 0.86 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 07 VIZ
12 116 149 0.81 GRIMM FAIRY TALES THE LIBRARY TP ZEN
13 124 140 0.73 CALIGULA TP VOL 01 (MR) AVA
14 128 165 0.71 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 03 (MR) ZEN
15 132 195 0.69 PLANET OF THE APES TP VOL 02 BOO
16 139 244 0.67 LOEG III CENTURY #2 1969 (MR) TOP
17 142 191 0.65 PRINCELESS TP VOL 01 ACT
18 145 193 0.64 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE TP VOL 01 BERRY FUN APE
19 146 228 0.63 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 01 HAC
20 153 346 0.60 NINJAGO GN VOL 03 RISE O/T SERPENTINE NBM
21 154 235 0.60 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 10 HAC
22 158 144 0.58 BEST OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG HC ARC
23 159 238 0.57 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 12 HAC
24 161 325 0.56 LOEG III CENTURY #1 1910 (MR) TOP
25 162 222 0.56 ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED TP VOL 01 BOO
26 164 114 0.55 MEGALEX COMPLETE STORY HC (MR) HUM
27 166 174 0.55 FALLEN WORDS GN (MR) DRA
28 171 152 0.54 TANPOPO COLLECTION HC VOL 01 BOO
29 172 393 0.54 KUNG FU PANDA DIGEST GN VOL 02 ELEMENTAL APE
30 177 93 0.53 STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES HC VOL 03 MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER FAN
31 185 403 0.51 THREE STOOGES GN VOL 01 BED BUGGED NBM
32 187 138 0.51 AMORY WARS SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 HC ULT ED BOO
33 200 206 0.47 COLDEST CITY HC ONI
34 206 203 0.46 MEDITERRANEA TP VOL 01 GG
35 214 294 0.44 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 04 ST.
36 221 214 0.43 MAKESHIFT MIRACLE HC VOL 01 GIRL FROM NOWHERE UDO
37 227 236 0.41 FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE HC VOL 05 HAPPY PRINCE NBM
38 228 311 0.41 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI
39 233 286 0.40 CROGANS LOYALTY HC ONI
40 234 312 0.40 OMAMORI HIMARI GN VOL 07 (MR) HAC
41 241 427 0.37 NAUSICAA OF VALLEY OF WIND TP VOL 01 2ND ED VIZ
42 246 197 0.37 BABYS IN BLACK HC ST.
43 249 147 0.36 FROM HELL TP TOP
44 250 265 0.36 JUDGE DREDD CRUSADE TP POC
45 251 241 0.36 UNTIL DEATH DO US PART GN VOL 01 HAC
46 255 542 0.35 NINJAGO GN VOL 02 MASK OF THE SENSEI NBM
47 256 254 0.35 ZORRO RIDES AGAIN TP VOL 01 DE
48 258 547 0.35 NINJAGO GN VOL 01 CHALLENGE OF SAMUKAI NBM
49 259 257 0.35 QUEEN SONJA TP VOL 03 COMING OF AGE DE
50 260 192 0.35 POPEYE HC VOL 06 ME LIL SWEE PEA FAN