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Top 100 Comics: December 2019

DC Comics -- Doomsday Clock #12Superman's confrontation with Dr. Manhattan changes the DC Universe forever in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #12 from DC, the final issue of the best-selling series and the best-selling comic book of December.

In addition to Doomsday Clock #12, DC had five titles in the top ten. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman: Last Knight on Earth #3, the finale of their Black Label series, ranked #3; Frank Miller and Rafael Granpá's Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child one-shot ranked #4; Harley Quinn: Villain of the Year #1 ranked #5; and Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado's Superman #18, the landmark issue in which Superman reveals his secret identity to the world, ranked #10.

Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top ten. Jonathan Hickman, Leinil Francis Yu, and Gerry Alanguilan's X-Men #3 ranked #2, Donny Cates and Mark Bagley's Venom #21, the first chapter of "Venom Island," ranked #5; Peter David and Greg Land's Symbiote Spider-Man; Alien Reality #1 ranked #8; Incoming #1, the all-star one-shot that sets the stage for 2020, ranked #8; and Nick Spencer and Oscar Bazaldua's Amazing Spider-Man #35 ranked #9.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #100 was the publisher's top book at #17; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 from BOOM! Studios ranked #29; Todd McFarlane and Jason Shawn Alexander's Spawn #303 was Image Comics' top book at #45; and Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella #6 ranked #61 for the month.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2019

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 195.51 OCT190523-M DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12 $5.99 DC COMICS
2 8 175.25 OCT190903-M X-MEN #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
3 3 149.31 SEP190478-M BATMAN LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH #3 (MR) $5.99 DC COMICS
4 4 147.21 OCT190471-M DARK KNIGHT RETURNS THE GOLDEN CHILD #1 $5.99 DC COMICS
5 10 122.80 OCT191001-M VENOM #21 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 5 121.27 OCT190466-M HARLEY QUINN VILLAIN OF THE YEAR #1 $4.99 DC COMICS
7 9 118.27 OCT190971-M SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN ALIEN REALITY #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 2 114.44 OCT190860-M INCOMING #1 $9.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 18 111.26 OCT190926-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #35 2099 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 17 110.55 OCT190580-M SUPERMAN #18 $3.99 DC COMICS
11 20 105.68 OCT190929-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #36 2099 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 12 100.00 OCT190503 BATMAN #85 $4.99 DC COMICS
13 7 98.65 SEP190494-M HARLEEN #3 (MR) $7.99 DC COMICS
14 13 97.55 OCT190507-M BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #5 $4.99 DC COMICS
15 21 97.15 OCT190501 BATMAN #84 $3.99 DC COMICS
16 23 90.72 SEP190856-M SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 6 89.45 SEP190620-M TMNT ONGOING #100 $7.99 IDW PUBLISHING
18 45 88.97 OCT190945-M DR STRANGE #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 24 83.95 OCT190950-M REVENGE OF COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 29 82.88 OCT190908 NEW MUTANTS #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 28 82.65 OCT191019-M IMMORTAL HULK #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 27 81.75 OCT190918-M MARAUDERS #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
23 56 79.25 OCT190892-M CONAN SERPENT WAR #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 32 79.03 OCT190551-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 $3.99 DC COMICS
25 34 78.73 OCT190909 NEW MUTANTS #4 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 35 78.34 OCT190914-M EXCALIBUR #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 37 78.22 OCT190912 X-FORCE #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 33 77.59 OCT190553-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 $3.99 DC COMICS
29 15 77.11 OCT191380-M POWER RANGERS TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 $4.99 BOOM! STUDIOS
30 11 76.86 OCT190547-M JOKER KILLER SMILE #2 (MR) [*] $5.99 DC COMICS
31 14 76.69 OCT190476-M SUICIDE SQUAD #1 $4.99 DC COMICS
32 38 76.30 OCT190916-M EXCALIBUR #4 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 19 76.22 OCT190463-M YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #1 [*] $4.99 DC COMICS
34 31 75.67 OCT190920-M MARAUDERS #4 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 39 74.39 OCT190913 X-FORCE #4 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
36 25 68.81 OCT190939-M VENOM 2099 #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 72 68.54 OCT190981-M SPIDER-HAM #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 22 65.60 OCT191014-M KING THOR #4 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 30 65.11 OCT190923-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 43 65.05 OCT191022-M AVENGERS #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 100 64.58 OCT190993-M AMAZING MARY JANE #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 44 64.46 OCT190910 FALLEN ANGELS #3 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 40 63.42 OCT191051-M GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 47 61.92 OCT190911 FALLEN ANGELS #4 DX $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 77 61.31 SEP190219-M SPAWN #303 $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
46 50 60.68 OCT191027-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 49 60.62 OCT191045-M FANTASTIC FOUR #17 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 48 60.13 OCT190513 BATMAN SUPERMAN #5 $3.99 DC COMICS
49 51 59.00 OCT190519 DETECTIVE COMICS #1017 $3.99 DC COMICS
50 16 58.92 OCT190490-M WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #1 (MR) [*] $6.99 DC COMICS
51 53 57.79 OCT190509-M BATMANS GRAVE #3 $3.99 DC COMICS
52 46 54.39 OCT190250-M UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
53 62 53.55 OCT191021 SAVAGE AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
54 93 53.48 OCT190962-M MORBIUS #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 26 52.66 OCT190482-M TALES FROM THE DARK MULTIVERSE THE JUDAS CONTRACT #1 $5.99 DC COMICS
56 42 52.61 OCT191067-M STAR WARS RISE KYLO REN #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
57 65 52.56 OCT191058-M DAREDEVIL #14 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 36 52.20 OCT191072-M STAR WARS EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 63 51.05 OCT190998-M BLACK CAT #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 55 50.99 OCT190533-M GREEN LANTERN BLACKSTARS #2 [*] $3.99 DC COMICS
61 57 50.33 OCT191150-M VAMPIRELLA #6 $3.99 DYNAMITE
62 71 50.27 OCT191060-M DAREDEVIL #15 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 74 49.80 OCT191017-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #17 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 76 48.91 OCT190988-M MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 52 46.85 OCT190955-M THOR WORTHY #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 54 46.49 OCT190932-M GHOST RIDER 2099 #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 78 46.05 SEP190517-M WONDER WOMAN #83 $3.99 DC COMICS
68 58 45.25 OCT190935-M DOOM 2099 #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 69 45.06 OCT190559 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2 [*] $3.99 DC COMICS
70 59 43.90 OCT190871-M ANNIHILATION SCOURGE SILVER SURFER #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 60 43.80 OCT191191-M DEJAH THORIS (2019) #1 [*] $3.99 DYNAMITE
72 61 43.66 OCT190942-M 2099 OMEGA #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
73 73 43.64 OCT190035-M AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
74 81 43.50 OCT190967-M GHOST RIDER #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 79 43.45 OCT190529-M FLASH FORWARD #4 $3.99 DC COMICS
76 80 43.30 OCT190576-M SHAZAM #9 $3.99 DC COMICS
77 83 42.80 OCT190969-M DOCTOR DOOM #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
78 64 42.53 OCT190877-M ANNIHILATION SCOURGE OMEGA #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 84 41.80 OCT191036-M TONY STARK IRON MAN #19 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
80 66 41.55 OCT191033-M HISTORY OF MARVEL UNIVERSE #6 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 67 41.42 OCT190873-M ANNIHILATION SCOURGE BETA RAY BILL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
82 86 41.34 OCT190985 SPIDER-VERSE #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 70 40.55 OCT190875-M ANNIHILATION SCOURGE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
84 85 40.53 OCT190593-M BASKETFUL OF HEADS #3 (MR) $3.99 DC COMICS
85 87 40.33 OCT190515-M CATWOMAN #18 $3.99 DC COMICS
86 88 40.13 OCT190525 FLASH #84 $3.99 DC COMICS
87 75 39.21 OCT190869-M ANNIHILATION SCOURGE NOVA #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 89 39.10 OCT190535-M HARLEY QUINN #68 $3.99 DC COMICS
89 91 38.82 OCT190959-M SCREAM CURSE OF CARNAGE #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
90 92 38.01 OCT190479 INFECTED DEATHBRINGER #1 $3.99 DC COMICS
91 96 37.55 OCT191083 STAR WARS TARGET VADER #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 97 37.34 OCT190957-M PUNISHER SOVIET #2 (MR) $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 98 37.17 OCT190898-M CONAN SERPENT WAR #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 99 36.53 OCT190480 INFECTED THE COMMISSIONER #1 $3.99 DC COMICS
95 101 36.21 OCT190986-M GHOST-SPIDER #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 82 34.12 OCT190502 BATMAN #84 CARD STOCK VAR ED $4.99 DC COMICS
97 107 33.72 OCT191024-M VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 95 33.55 OCT190606 FAR SECTOR #2 (MR) $3.99 DC COMICS
99 68 33.41 OCT190504 BATMAN #85 CARD STOCK VAR ED $5.99 DC COMICS
100 110 33.19 OCT190991-M SPIDER-MAN & VENOM DOUBLE TROUBLE #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS

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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 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.