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Top 10 Best Selling Comic Books: April 2017

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Top 10 Best Selling Comic Books: April 2017

April 2017 was a slightly disappointing one for the comics industry: it was off year-to-year more than any month in the first quarter of the year, according to Comichron. However, outside that the statistics are a familiar story: Marvel sold 38.23% of total units, compared to 34.34% for DC and 9.86% for Image. Marvel was lead this month of course by the prelude for this summer’s big event, Secret Empire #0.

DC’s lenticular covers for Batman #21 and The Flash #21 seem to have been a success, getting The Flash into the top 10 and managing to get Batman #21 on the list twice.

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Read on for the rest of the top 10 comics sold in April 2017:

Data courtesy Comichron.

#1: Secret Empire #0

Publisher: Marvel Comics
AiPT! Score: 9.5 (Read review)

“A fantastic opening issue to a summer event that’ll get you extra motivated to read as you’ll hate Cap and want him to be defeated!”


#2: Batman #21: The Button (Lenticular Edition)

Publisher: DC Comics
AiPT! Score: 8.5 (Read review)

“Slow moving and not necessarily the kickoff we’ve come to expect from crossover event comics, but it’s an excellent read for those who love comics filled with hints and clues.”


#3: X-Men: Gold #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
AiPT! Score: 6.0 (Read review)

“Despite its flaws, X-Men Gold is still a fun read.”


#4: X-Men: Blue #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
AiPT! Score: 10 (Read review)

“The Blue team always was the best – that tradition continues!”


#5: The Flash #21: The Button (Lenticular Edition)

Publisher: DC Comics
AiPT! Score: 9.5 (Read review)

“An excellent second issue in a storyline you’ll not want to put down.”


#6: Batman #20

Publisher: DC Comics
AiPT! Score: 8.0 (Read review)

“A strong conclusion to King’s overarching Batman narrative and one that shows he has a deep understanding of/appreciation for what the character represents.”


#7: Batman #21: The Button

Publisher: DC Comics
AiPT! Score: 8.5 (Read review)

“Slow moving and not necessarily the kickoff we’ve come to expect from crossover event comics, but it’s an excellent read for those who love comics filled with hints and clues.”


#8: Star Wars #30

Publisher: Marvel Comics
AiPT! Score: 7.5 (Read review)

“Adds a new wrinkle to Luke growing to become a Jedi. It’s a tad clunky though which hurts the overall experience.”


#9: Weapon X #1

Publisher: Marvel Comics
AiPT! Score: 7.0 (Read review)

“Sure, it’s good, but not much beyond that. Could definitely use some unique twists to set it apart from the pack.”


#10: The Walking Dead #166

Publisher: Image Comics
AiPT! Score: 9.0 (Read review)

The Walking Dead is on fire lately, and this issue is going to be a pivotal moment in what looks to be the book’s best run since the time-skip.”

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