As is becoming a trend, Marvel was absolutely dominant in the top 10 list of best selling comics for the month of July, with a particularly strong showing for Astonishing X-Men #1, at 122,287 copies sold. Two issues of Secret Empire also did pretty well, selling over 80,000 copies a piece. All of DC’s representation in the top ten last month, also unsurprisingly, have to do with the Caped Crusader, as Dark Days: The Casting nabbed the top spot with 128,261 units sold, and issues #26 and #27 in the three and four slots, respectively, both at over 100,000.

Check out the top ten best selling comics of July 2017 below:

Data courtesy comichron.com.

1) Dark Days: The Casting #1

AiPT! Score:

10

Units sold: 128,261
Dark Days: The Casting #1 is a beautifully intriguing thriller from start to finish.”

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2) Astonishing X-Men #1

AiPT! Score:

9.0

Units sold: 122,287
Astonishing X-Men sets up a psychic battle of epic proportions with sharp captioning and even sharper art. The X-Men lineup feels fresh and should satisfy X-Force fans of all types. Like a psychic blast of enjoyment, Astonishing X-Men cuts deep.”

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3) Batman #26

AiPT! Score:

8.0

Units sold: 107,071
“A pretty good second installment of the “War of Jokes & Riddles” storyline that continues to put an interesting spin on two of Batman’s most infamous villains with an air of ominousness and intrigue looming above it all. Although we’re given some interesting developments between Joker and the Riddler, the war still seems like it’s in the build-up stages, which ultimately doesn’t give Batman much to do but bemoan for the second issue in a row.”

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4) Batman #27

AiPT! Score:

9.5

Units sold: 102,335
Batman #27 is The Killing Joke for Kite Man. Which is every bit as ridiculous, impressive and thoroughly enjoyable as it sounds. Hell yeah, Tom King.”

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5) Secret Empire #6

AiPT! Score:

7.5

Units sold: 85,887
“Throws down with a lot of action, a few new surprises, and some question marks to keep you guessing. Though not perfect, it’s throwing out a lot of the punches events need to do to entertain.”

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6) Secret Empire #7

AiPT! Score:

8.0

Units sold: 81,365
Secret Empire continues to be the grittiest comic book event in some time. There’s a tension that feels real, which isn’t something you see too often. Still, the story seems to drag and could move forward more diligently.”

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7) Star Wars #33

AiPT! Score:

8.0

Units sold: 74,969
“Aaron delivers across the board and provides us with a fun adventure between story arcs, that reminds us that Star Wars isn’t just the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. There’s a great big galaxy out there.”

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8) Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1

AiPT! Score:

3.0

Units sold: 74,006
“There’s really just nothing here for readers above the age of 12. If you like violence you’ll be disappointed. If you like compelling stories you’ll be disappointed. If you like superhero fights you’ll be disappointed. I’d avoid this book if at all possible.”

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9) The Walking Dead #169

AiPT! Score:

8.0

Units sold: 67,910
“Overall this is a decent middle chapter. The stuff with Carl (and a brief scene with Jesus) provide some great character moments, and the promise of meeting Eugene’s long-distance girlfriend has led the story in an interesting direction.”

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10) Spider-Men II #1

AiPT! Score:

9.5

Units sold: 67,362
Spider-Men II #1 is an intriguing book, with the questions of how the portal to the Ultimate Universe and the fate of Earth-616’s Miles Morales featuring heavily. ”

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