With books like Batman and Robin and Captain America spearheading the charge, comic book sales jumped in June, after seeing a worrisome slump in May, where only one book broke the 90,000 copy mark.
According to ICv2, Batman and Robin #1 sold more than 168,000 copies, which is the highest any single issue has managed to achieve since the Obama appearance in January’s Amazing Spider-Man. Trailing behind the all-new Dynamic Duo was Captain America #600, with more than 112,000 copies.
Still, there are some numbers that are a bit more worrying, such as the fact that Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men Utopia #1, despite being the #3 book of last month, still didn’t clear the 100,000 copy mark. Perhaps most surprising for me was Detective Comics only hitting #13, with 72,084 copies sold. Yet it’s clear that Utopia, Batman Reborn, and Blackest Night have been holding the Top 25 steadily, with some cameo appearances by Wolverine and two out of three issues of Amazing Spider-Man.