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Star Wars #1Marvel Comics had a banner year in terms of market dominance and sales of its comics in 2015, propelled over its rivals thanks to the return of Star Wars to the publishing house.

As a result, the various Star Wars titles grabbed not just four spots in the Top 20 of Diamond Comic Distributors Inc.’s annual list of top-selling comic books and graphic novels, but the No. 1 spot, too, with Star Wars #1, written by Jason Aaron and drawn by John Cassaday.

Among the total list, Star Wars comics accounted for 42 of the 500 titles, with all 2015 issues of the monthly series Star Wars and Darth Vader, the first seven issues of the soon-to-be canceled Kanan, written by Greg Weisman and illustrated by Pepe Larraz and the one-shot Star Wars: Vader Down, which launched a six-part epic crossover that concluded in January.

The first four Star Wars mini-series — Princess Leia (written by Mark Waid and drawn by Terry and Rachel Dodson), Lando (scripted by Charles Soule and drawn by Alex Maleev), Journey to Star Wars the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire (written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Marco Checchetto) and Chewbacca (by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto) — were also on the charts, too.

Diamond LogoAmong the list of graphic novels compiled by Diamond, Skywalker Strikes, the first volume of Star Wars collecting issues 1-5, was No. 10, while Vader, collecting the first issues of Darth Vader was no 28. The collected five-issue Princess Leia mini-series was 95, while the first five issues of Kanan, collected as Last Padawan, was 171.

For a full breakdown, including list rankings, read below:

ONGOING MONTHLY SERIES

  • Star Wars 1 was 1
    Star Wars 2 was 16
    Star Wars 3 was 24
    Star Wars 4 was 17
    Star Wars 5 was 32
    Star Wars 6 was 29
    Star Wars 7 was 28
    Star Wars 8 was 36
    Star Wars 9 was 42
    Star Wars 10 was 44
    Star Wars 11 was 52
    Star Wars 12 was 55
    Star Wars 13 was 41
    Star Wars Annual 1 was 108


  • Darth Vader 1 was 7
    Darth Vader 2 was 38
    Darth Vader 3 was 43
    Darth Vader 4 was 40
    Darth Vader 5 was 64
    Darth Vader 6 was 74
    Darth Vader 7 was 69
    Darth Vader 8 was 91
    Darth Vader 9 was 92
    Darth Vader 10 was 103
    Darth Vader 11 was 105
    Darth Vader 12 was 116
    Darth Vader 13 was 66
    Darth Vader 14 was 98
    Darth Vader Annual 1 was 123


  • Kanan 1 was 70
    Kanan 2 was 207
    Kanan 3 was 282
    Kanan 4 was 330
    Kanan 5 was 440
    Kanan 6 was 443
    Kanan 7 was 473


    MINI-SERIES

  • Princess Leia 1 was 10
    Princess Leia 2 was 79
    Princess Leia 3 was 80
    Princess Leia 4 was 143
    Princess Leia 5 was 157


  • Lando 1 was 21
    Lando 2 was 172
    Lando 3 was 182
    Land0 4 was 249
    Lando 5 was 260


  • Shattered Empire 1 was 18
    Shattered Empire 2 was 57
    Shattered Empire 3 was 78
    Shattered Empire 4 was 77


  • Chewbacca 1 was 56
    Chewbacca 2 was 164
    Chewbacca 3 was 231
    Chewbacca 4 was 253
    Chewbacca 5 was 332

  • ONE SHOT
    Star Wars: Vader Down was 6

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Matt Moore has been perpetrating journalism since 1985, reveling in Star Wars since 1977 and reading comics since 1974.

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