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Top 100 Comics: October 2018

DC Entertainment -- Batman #56Batman pursues the KGBeast to Russia after an attempt on Nightwing's life in Tom King, Tony S. Daniel, and Danny Miki's Batman #56 from DC Entertainment, October's best-selling comic book.

In total, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten. In addition to Batman #56, King and Daniels' Batman #57 ranked #4; Tom King, Clay Mann, and Travis Moore's Heroes in Crisis #2 ranked #6; and Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul's Justice League #10 ranked #8.

Image Comics' The Walking Dead #1 15th-Anniversary Edition, a reprint of the first issue of Robert Kirkman's legendary zombie comic for October's Walking Dead Day, ranked #2.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Christos Gage, Dan Slott, and Jorge Molina's Spider-Geddon #1 at #3; followed by Seanan McGuire and Rosi Kampe's Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 at #5; Donny Cates and Iban Coello's Venom #7 at #7; Nick Spencer and Humberto Ramos' Amazing Spider-Man #7 at #9; and Spencer, Ramos, and Victor Olazaba's Amazing Spider-Man #8 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things #2, based on the Netflix series, ranked #63; IDW Publishing's Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #1, a crossover with DC Entertainment, ranked #64; BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 ranked #160; and Dynamite Entertainment's KISS: Blood and Stardust #1 ranked #216.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2018

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 AUG180501-M BATMAN #56 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 12 98.62 JUL188116-M WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
3 2 97.51 AUG180842-M SPIDER-GEDDON #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 4 88.58 AUG180503-M BATMAN #57 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 6 82.66 AUG180854-M SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 7 82.31 AUG180462-M HEROES IN CRISIS #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 3 81.06 AUG180979-M VENOM #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 10 78.25 AUG180480-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 8 77.17 AUG180971-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 9 77.00 AUG180975-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
11 11 74.56 AUG180889-M RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 5 69.75 AUG180977 VENOM ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 15 67.57 AUG180477-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
14 16 67.05 AUG180509-M CATWOMAN #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 18 62.46 AUG180567-M SUPERMAN #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 13 59.13 AUG180874-M INFINITY WARS #4 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 23 56.74 AUG180517-M DETECTIVE COMICS #990 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 21 56.53 AUG180047-M WALKING DEAD #184 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
19 24 56.16 AUG180496-M ACTION COMICS #1004 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 14 54.57 AUG180451 BATMAN SECRET FILES #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 26 54.09 AUG180939-M AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 25 53.39 AUG180522-M FLASH #56 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 17 51.81 AUG180913-M X-MEN BLACK EMMA FROST #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 27 51.29 AUG180467-M WONDER WOMAN #56 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 19 50.03 SEP180412-M JUSTICE LEAGUE AQUAMAN DROWNED EARTH #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 31 49.83 AUG180838-M SPIDER-GEDDON #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 29 49.68 AUG180471-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 32 48.57 AUG180951-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 35 46.77 AUG180519-M DETECTIVE COMICS #991 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 37 46.55 AUG180947-M THOR #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 20 46.16 AUG180905-M X-MEN BLACK MAGNETO #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 22 45.50 AUG180464-M WONDER WOMAN & JL DARK WITCHING HOUR #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
33 39 45.46 AUG180963-M IMMORTAL HULK #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 41 43.38 AUG180542-M JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 44 42.40 AUG181061-M STAR WARS #55 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 45 42.26 AUG181066-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #22 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 46 41.62 AUG180565-M SUPERGIRL #23 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 38 41.40 AUG180902-M BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 48 41.18 AUG180993-M COSMIC GHOST RIDER #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 47 41.13 AUG180524-M FLASH #57 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 28 40.39 AUG180473-M JL DARK & WONDER WOMAN THE WITCHING HOUR #1 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 30 40.01 AUG180909-M X-MEN BLACK MYSTIQUE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 50 39.24 AUG180469-M WONDER WOMAN #57 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 51 38.39 AUG180534-M HARLEY QUINN #52 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 34 38.20 AUG180911-M X-MEN BLACK JUGGERNAUT #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 53 37.86 JUL181029-M TONY STARK IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 52 37.29 AUG181034-M EXTERMINATION #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 55 37.13 AUG180957-M TONY STARK IRON MAN #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 36 36.87 AUG181051-M OLD MAN LOGAN #50 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 58 34.76 AUG180499-M BATGIRL #28 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 60 34.57 AUG181040-M DEADPOOL #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 42 34.43 AUG180907-M X-MEN BLACK MOJO #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 61 34.30 AUG180569-M TEEN TITANS #23 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 43 34.19 AUG180863-M SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 64 34.09 AUG181054-M X-MEN RED #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 63 33.95 AUG180484-M OLD LADY HARLEY #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 65 33.20 AUG180563-M SUICIDE SQUAD #47 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 59 33.12 AUG180925-M WHAT IF? PUNISHER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 54 33.02 AUG181032-M X-23 #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 67 32.65 AUG180475-M AQUAMAN #41 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 68 32.56 AUG180548-M NIGHTWING #51 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
62 69 32.40 AUG180571-M TITANS #27 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 56 32.32 AUG180318-M STRANGER THINGS #2 [*] $3.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
64 40 32.25 JUL180846-M BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #1 $4.99 IDW PUBLISHING
65 72 32.00 AUG180868-M SHURI #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 70 31.83 AUG180526-M GREEN ARROW #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 71 31.43 AUG180851-M SPIDER-GIRLS #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 49 31.04 AUG181016-M MOON KNIGHT #200 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 74 30.82 AUG180528-M GREEN LANTERNS #56 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 76 30.46 AUG181012-M DOCTOR STRANGE #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 78 30.14 AUG181044-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #16 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
72 77 30.01 AUG180456-M BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 79 29.82 AUG180846-M SPIDER-FORCE #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 80 29.77 AUG180881-M INFINITY WARS ARACHKNIGHT #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 81 29.27 AUG180573-M TITANS #28 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 86 29.05 AUG180998-M BLACK PANTHER #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
77 87 28.95 AUG180886-M INFINITY WARS WEAPON HEX #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
78 82 28.86 MAY188674 WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG FINCH VAR (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
79 83 28.69 MAY188677 WALKING DEAD #19 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG CAMPBELL VAR (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
80 89 28.64 JUL181082-M PUNISHER #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 85 28.55 AUG180532-M HARLEY QUINN #51 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 57 28.53 AUG180967-M TYPHOID FEVER SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 91 28.21 AUG180553-M RED HOOD OUTLAW #27 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 92 28.05 AUG180536-M HAWKMAN #5 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 93 27.59 AUG180923-M WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
86 62 27.38 AUG180546-M NIGHTWING #50 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 66 26.79 AUG180849-M VAULT OF SPIDERS #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 98 26.54 AUG181050 OLD MAN LOGAN #49 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
89 215 26.52 AUG180513 CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #7 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 96 26.23 AUG180459-M LUCIFER #1 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 101 25.72 AUG180919-M WHAT IF? THOR #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 103 25.49 AUG181024-M LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 73 25.45 AUG180866-M AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 102 25.38 AUG180515-M DEATHSTROKE #36 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
95 105 25.31 AUG180917-M WHAT IF? X-MEN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 107 24.65 AUG181002-M DAREDEVIL #609 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 94 24.65 JUL180259-M MAGIC ORDER #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
98 109 24.09 AUG180921-M WHAT IF? GHOST RIDER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
99 108 23.94 AUG180259 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #8 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
100 111 23.75 AUG180862 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #311 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable. This month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.