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Top 100 Comics: December 2018

DC Entertainment -- The Batman Who Laughs #1Spinning out of the events of Dark Nights: Metal, a twisted version of Batman is on the loose in Gotham City in Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs #1 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of December.

In total, DC Entertainment had seven titles in the top ten, including Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned #2 at #2, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #8 at #3, Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #60 at #4, King and Travis Moore's Batman #61 at #5, Tom Taylor and Otto Schmidt's Batman Annual #3 at #9, and Johns and Dale Eaglesham's SHAZAM! #1 at #10.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Cliff Rathburn's Amazing Spider-Man #11 at #7; Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Adam Hughes, and Aaron Kuder's Fantastic Four #5, featuring the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters, at #8, and Spencer, Ottley, and Rathburn's Amazing Spider-Man #12 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #186 was Image Comics' top book in December at #18; BOOM! Studios' Firefly #2, based on Joss Whedon's television series, was their best-selling comic at #60; Marvel Action: Avengers #1 was IDW Publishing's top book at #86; Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy Winter Special 2018 ranked #112; and Dynamite Entertainment's John Wick #4 was their top book at #145.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 241.09 OCT180464-M BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1 $4.99 DC COMICS
2 2 151.98 SEP180424-M BATMAN DAMNED #2 (MR) $6.99 DC COMICS
3 3 135.60 SEP180426-M DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8 $4.99 DC COMICS
4 5 100.00 OCT180483-M BATMAN #60 $3.99 DC COMICS
5 6 96.88 OCT180485-M BATMAN #61 $3.99 DC COMICS
6 11 87.43 OCT180921-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 4 85.81 OCT180766-M FANTASTIC FOUR #5 $7.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 12 82.34 OCT180925-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 7 74.73 OCT180487 BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC COMICS
10 8 73.35 SEP180436-M SHAZAM #1 $4.99 DC COMICS
11 14 73.24 OCT180515-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 $3.99 DC COMICS
12 17 73.11 OCT180840-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 10 70.66 OCT180778-M FANTASTIC FOUR WEDDING SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 16 70.26 OCT180506-M GREEN LANTERN #2 $3.99 DC COMICS
15 15 70.17 OCT180929-M VENOM #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 18 67.86 OCT180517-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #14 $3.99 DC COMICS
17 22 64.76 OCT180877-M UNCANNY X-MEN #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 20 63.57 OCT180261-M WALKING DEAD #186 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
19 19 62.99 OCT180846-M MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 24 62.97 OCT180885-M UNCANNY X-MEN #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 13 62.85 OCT180795-M X-FORCE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 9 58.99 OCT180866-M INFINITY WARS #6 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
23 28 57.87 OCT180898-M AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 26 57.42 OCT180541-M SUPERMAN #6 $3.99 DC COMICS
25 31 56.88 OCT180882-M UNCANNY X-MEN #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 29 56.72 OCT180498-M DETECTIVE COMICS #994 $3.99 DC COMICS
27 25 54.74 OCT180889-M UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 34 52.60 OCT180490-M CATWOMAN #6 $3.99 DC COMICS
29 21 52.34 OCT180854-M SPIDER-GEDDON #5 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 33 52.25 OCT180995-M STAR WARS #58 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 35 50.77 OCT180915-M THOR #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 23 50.60 OCT180998-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #25 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 36 50.40 OCT180982-M STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC DARTH MAUL #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 38 48.62 OCT180904-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 39 47.36 OCT180901-M IMMORTAL HULK #10 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 41 46.25 OCT180502-M FLASH #60 $3.99 DC COMICS
37 30 46.05 OCT180763-M X-MEN EXTERMINATED #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 27 45.99 SEP180961-M EXTERMINATION #5 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 43 45.71 OCT180519-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6 $3.99 DC COMICS
40 45 43.47 OCT180969-M DEADPOOL #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 46 43.07 OCT180474-M MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 $3.99 DC COMICS
42 40 42.05 OCT180018-M PRODIGY #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
43 32 41.96 OCT180830-M DEFENDERS SILVER SURFER #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 49 41.53 OCT180987-M STAR WARS AGE REPUBLIC QUI-GON JINN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 50 40.50 OCT180549-M WONDER WOMAN #60 $3.99 DC COMICS
46 37 39.80 OCT180815-M DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 51 38.17 OCT180965-M DEAD MAN LOGAN #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 42 37.50 OCT180835-M DEFENDERS BEST DEFENSE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 44 35.19 OCT180825-M DEFENDERS DOCTOR STRANGE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 47 34.61 OCT180820-M DEFENDERS NAMOR #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 54 34.50 OCT180892-M MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 48 34.21 OCT180870-M INFINITY WARS FALLEN GUARDIAN #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 56 33.88 OCT180481-M AQUAMAN #43 $3.99 DC COMICS
54 57 33.32 OCT180976 X-MEN RED #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 59 32.76 OCT180935-M PUNISHER #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 60 32.51 OCT180895-M MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 64 31.79 OCT180861-M SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 61 31.63 OCT180012-M DIE #1 CVR A HANS (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
59 62 31.56 OCT180496-M DEATHSTROKE #38 $3.99 DC COMICS
60 53 31.27 OCT181235-M FIREFLY #2 $3.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
61 66 30.97 OCT180523-M NIGHTWING #54 $3.99 DC COMICS
62 69 30.50 OCT180952-M DOCTOR STRANGE #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 67 30.39 OCT180508-M HARLEY QUINN #55 $3.99 DC COMICS
64 70 30.18 OCT180939-M BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 52 29.89 OCT180543-M TEEN TITANS #25 $4.99 DC COMICS
66 74 29.67 SEP180934-M LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 75 29.51 OCT180963-M X-23 #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 76 29.16 OCT180858-M PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #313 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 73 29.02 OCT180510-M HARLEY QUINN #56 $3.99 DC COMICS
70 78 28.85 OCT180812-M WINTER SOLDIER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 77 28.55 OCT180525-M NIGHTWING #55 $3.99 DC COMICS
72 79 28.41 OCT180536-M SUICIDE SQUAD #49 $3.99 DC COMICS
73 102 27.70 SEP180210-M SPAWN #292 $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
74 55 27.40 OCT180913-M MERRY X-MEN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 71 27.29 AUG180250-M MAGIC ORDER #5 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
76 82 27.25 OCT180545-M TITANS #31 $3.99 DC COMICS
77 81 27.08 OCT180048-M SPAWN KILLS EVERYONE TOO #1 $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
78 80 26.99 OCT181980-M LIVEWIRE #1 [*] $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
79 83 26.96 OCT180993-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
80 84 26.94 OCT180943-M OLD MAN HAWKEYE #12 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 85 26.69 OCT180932-M BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 58 26.56 OCT180803-M KILLMONGER #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 86 26.32 OCT180528-M RED HOOD OUTLAW #29 $3.99 DC COMICS
84 87 26.11 OCT180470-M FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 $3.99 DC COMICS
85 89 25.94 OCT180956-M BLACK ORDER #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
86 90 25.54 OCT180637-M MARVEL ACTION AVENGERS #1 $3.99 IDW PUBLISHING
87 65 24.78 SEP180735-M RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #3 $4.99 IDW PUBLISHING
88 92 24.75 OCT180224 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #10 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
89 68 24.52 OCT180809-M SEASONS BEATINGS #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
90 63 24.30 SEP180699-M BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #3 $4.99 IDW PUBLISHING
91 93 23.75 OCT180852-M SPIDER-GIRLS #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 72 23.63 OCT180539-M SUPERGIRL #25 $4.99 DC COMICS
93 95 23.05 OCT180851 SPIDER-FORCE #3 SG $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 94 22.97 OCT180479 ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #5 $3.99 DC COMICS
95 97 22.67 OCT180975 DOMINO #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 96 22.60 OCT180512-M HAWKMAN #7 $3.99 DC COMICS
97 98 22.14 OCT180488 BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #5 $3.99 DC COMICS
98 99 22.02 OCT180978-M STAR WARS HAN SOLO IMPERIAL CADET #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
99 100 21.96 OCT180875 INFINITY WARS GHOST PANTHER #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
100 103 20.76 OCT180504-M GREEN ARROW #47 $3.99 DC 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.