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.
Will "Batman" and "Superman" maintain March's numbers as they head towards Rebirth? What does "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" mean for BOOM!?
Bruce Wayne's return to his superhero lifestyle led to DC Comics having the best-selling single issue in March.
Marvel remained the top publisher overall, but DC Comics and BOOM! Studios both cracked March's Top Ten.
"Dark Knight III" led DC to a solid month, while the overall market dipped by 500,000 units from January.