“Star Wars” is the top-selling comic for April 2015

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Comic sales figures for April 2015 are in, and “Star Wars” #4 is the top-selling comic of the month.

DC makes up the majority of comics in the top 10 this month, thanks to “Convergence” doing well (taking up five of the slots), along with the usual top 10 staple “Batman.” Comchron.com notes that “Star Wars” comics have taken the #1 slot in the direct market (i.e., comic book shops) every month this year, though February‘s #1 overall was “Orphan Black” #1 via Loot Crate sales. Either way, it seems encouraging that something other than superhero or “mature readers only” comics are top sellers.

Sales for single comics are below; the asterisks refer to the issues being returnable:

RankTitlePricePublisherEstimated Sales
1Star Wars #4$3.99Marvel 203,817
2Convergence #0*$4.99DC 143,053
3Convergence #1*$4.99DC 132,747
4Batman #40$4.99DC131,128
5Darth Vader #4$3.99Marvel 123,394
6Convergence #2*$3.99DC 111,760
7Convergence #3*$3.99DC 109,388
8Kanan: The Last Padawan #1$3.99Marvel 108,167
9Convergence #4*$3.99DC 106,131
10Princess Leia #3$3.99Marvel 102,434

On the trade paperback side, “The Walking Dead,” vol. 23, tops the sales charts. DC also did well this month here, thanks to “Fables” and various Batman titles. Putting in an appearance is the first “Lumberjanes” TPB, at #10.

Trade paperback sales are below:

RankTitlePricePublisherEstimated Sales
1The Walking Dead Vol. 23$14.99Image 21,852
2Avengers: Rage of Ultron HC$24.99Marvel 10,934
3Fables Volume 21: Happily Ever After$17.99DC 7,555
4Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year: Dark City$16.99DC 6,827
5Saga Volume 4$14.99Image 6,318
6Jupiter’s Legacy Vol. 1$9.99Image 6,090
7Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Hot In The City$16.99DC 6,009
8Batman Volume 6: The Graveyard Shift HC$24.99DC 5,509
9The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye$14.99Image 5,120
10Lumberjanes Vol. 1$14.99Boom4,665

I’ll fill in the above two charts with estimated sales figures once those are available.

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