There was More Than Just the Weather Heating Things Up in August 2012, The Comic Book Shelves were Ablaze With Big Events and Hot New Series and Comic Book Fans Were On Fire with Excitement. Here We Have a Sizzling Selection of the Hottest Comic Books Released in August of 2012.
August 2012 was a hot month for comic books. Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image and IDW Comics and Dark Horse Comics, along with Zenescope had the month of August steaming with all-new comic books, characters and plots. DC, Marvel, IDW, Image and Dark Horse Comics retained the top five retail sales spots with DC Comics taking first place with a 33% share and Marvel following with a 32% share.
The Avengers stage a daring attack on the X-Men's prison camp while Spider-Man fights the Phoenix-powered X-Men alone in Marvel Comics' Avengers vs. X-Men #9, the best-selling comic book of the month and right on its heels the number two best selling comic book of the month, Avengers vs. X-Men #10. DC Comics followed Marvel with its popular Batman #12 and Justice League #12 coming respectively in third and fourth top selling spots. The fifth spot belongs to long-time favorite Amazing Spider-Man #692. The last five comic in the top ten are Before Watchmen Rorschach #1, AVX vs. #5, Before Watchmen Dr Manhattan #1, Green Lantern #12, and Detective Comics #12.
Image Comics' The Walking Dead #101 from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher's top book for August at #31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #12 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for the month at #97.
The top ten Graphic Novels and Trade Paperbacks consisted of DC Comics Batman: Earth One HC, which was the top seller in August followed by Image Comics The Walking Dead Volume #1: Days Gone By trade paperback. Swamp Thing Volume 1: Raise Them Bones trade paperback and Superman: Action Comics Volume 1: Superman Men of Steel hardcover gave DC Comics the third and fourth spots and coming in at fifth was another great DC Comic title, Batman Volume 1: The Court of Owls hardcover. The remaining top ten selling graphic novels include Hulk Season One Premiere HC, Scott Pilgrim Volume #1 Color HC, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Sith Hunters TP, The Walking Dead Volume #2: Miles Behind Us TP and Fear Itself TP.
Sailor Moon TP was the best selling Manga in August of 2012, followed by Viz Medias always-popular Yu Gi Oh volume #9. Blade of the Immortal TP #25 was the top third best seller followed by fourth place Bleach TP #44 and fifth place Bleach TP #45.
There were also some great new number ones released in August of 2012, among them were Valiant Comics Archer and Armstrong #1, Marvel Comics First X-Men #1 and from Aspen comics two new titles, Homecoming #1 and Idolized #1. IDW Comics released an all-new horror in Infected #1, while Image Comics gave fans a new hero to root for in It Girl and The Atomics #1. Image also gave fans a new mad-scientist in Think Tank #1.
You can find these comics and more here at White Dragon Comics; you will find the best comics available from August 2012 on the following page take your time and browse our comic book selection. Each comic book has a short description and photo, giving shoppers a real comic book shop experience.