Marvel kicked off the War of the Realms in April, with the Thor-centric event helping the publisher account over half the Direct Market for the month.
Batman's anniversary celebration launched Detective Comics #1000 to the top of March's direct market charts, selling nearly 527K copies.
Marvel was the top publisher overall, but DC's Action Comics #1000 was the best selling comic of 2018.
Despite Return of Wolverine, Heroes in Crisis and Spider-Geddon debuting in September, sales for the month were flat.
Though the month was down over January 2017, Direct Market sales on some ongoing comic series trended up, as did reorders on several miniseries.
The launches of Justice League vs Suicide Squad and Inhumans vs X-Men topped the charts of what was an overall down month to close 2016.
Despite strong Rebirth sales, DC Comics slipped to #2 overall, but it was a BOOM! Studios release that topped the charts.
July was another record-breaking month, but how far can DC ride the Rebirth wave. And is Marvel relying too much on variant covers?
Despite strong "Civil War II" sales, Marvel slipped to second place as DC Comics continues to ride the Rebirth wave.
Fans and retailers' strong reaction to the Rebirth initiative led DC Comics to the #1 sales position in July.
Diamond likely under-reported the numbers on Rebirth due to returnability, which means DC had an even bigger month than it would appear.
Both Marvel and DC saw major sales increases in June, with DC's top seven titles combining to sell over 1,000,000 copies.
Thanks to Rebirth, DC had seven of the ten best-selling issues in June, but Marvel's overall sales still led the Direct Market.
DC Comics' chart-topping one-shot could have sold more, "Civil War II's" should have a positive on Marvel's line, and DC's Hanna-Barbera titles debuted strong.
The first printing of DC Comics' not-a-reboot debuts big, "Civil War II" starts off with a bang, and "The Punisher" cracks the 100k mark.
DC Comics' continuity re-setting one-shot was a sales success, though Marvel maintained overall dominance with several strong debuts.
Marvel dominated the Direct Market again in April, but can DC Comics stage a comeback when Rebirth arrives?
Though March sales trended down overall, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's "Black Panther" debuted with impressive numbers.