For the second month in a row, DC managed to lock Marvel completely out of the Top 6 and steal the position of 'Publisher #1'. With a whopping 20.68% unit share lead, all DC's 52 rebooted titles finished inside the Top 100, with Men of War bottom of the stack at #87.
THE TOP 6: 1) Justice League #2 2) Batman #2 3) Action Comics #2 4) Green Lantern #2 5) Flash #2 6) Detective Comics #6
Proving it's popularity is contagious, Penguin, Batman, The Huntress and The Shade also had mini-series' debut within the Top 100. The Diamond Comic Stats also show Marvel's top book was the relaunched Incredible Hulk (#7), while the biggest selling non-'Big Two' title went to Dark Horse, with Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall #2 (#64). Image, was the third highest ranking publisher.
MY THOUGHTS: It makes me laugh when I think of all the likely non-comic fans who would hear the top three books in comics star Superman and Batman, and respond 'Ain't that how it's always been?'
A massively positive event for comics, I ended up adding 21 of the DC 52 to my pull-list (only two of which are above). Based on the initial issues, I'll shortly sit down and cull the list back to a more manageable number, one mixed with my favourite titles from other publishers that will resemble 100% prime beef. As I'm pretty confident other folks will be making similar decisions soon, it will be interesting to see where these cut-backs leave DC's 52 results in the months ahead.