Marvel Comics had eight comics among September's top ten book, including the final two chapters of Nick Spencer's run on Amazing Spider-Man; issue #73 ranked #2 and issue #74 ranked #4. Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti's Inferno #1 ranked #3, and Tom Taylor and Iban Coello's Dark Ages #1 ranked #5. Other Marvel books in the top ten include Extreme Carnage: Toxin #1, the Ultimate Comics: Fallout #4 Fascimile Edition, and Daredevil #34.
IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4, the penultimate chapter of Kevin Eastman's future Turtles tale, was the publisher's top book for September at #7.
Image Comics' Primordial #1, the first part of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's secret history of the American and Soviet space programs, ranked #10 for the month.
Among the premier publishers, Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3, a prequel to the Netflix animated series, was Dark Horse Comics' top book for the month at #27; BOOM! Studios' Something Is Killing the Children #20 ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment's Army of Darkness: 1979 #1 was their best-selling book at #58.
TOP 200 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2021
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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 Marvel Comics' monthly Amazing Spider-Man comic book. (Amazing Spider-Man is used as the control title — with a value of 100 — because sales of Amazing Spider-Man 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.