The comic sales are in for July 2016, and DC Rebirth continues to make life hard for Marvel and their publicity stunts.
Diamond has posted the top-selling comics for last month, and the top ten books only include two Marvel titles because Civil War II released twice last month:
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
2 JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
3 BATMAN #2
4 CIVIL WAR II #3
5 BATMAN #3
6 NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
7 CIVIL WAR II
8 NEW SUPER MAN #1
9 NIGHTWING #1
10 HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
DC can thank this success for producing great stories from writers who understand the characters who are teamed with some great artists. If it was just that fans would probably still flock to the books, but the $2.99 cover price is also definitely helping them especially in light of Marvel’s $4.99 books that often have sub-par art.
Things won’t get much better for Marvel as they recently announced a big Civil War II delay that will see the final issues of that event launching after their big Marvel Now! annual #1 relaunch. The same thing happened last year with Secret Wars, and it alienated a lot of fans as the fallout for that even played out in the single issues before it even ended.