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Top 200 Graphic Novels: September 2021

Image Comics -- Stray DogsTony Fleecs and Trish Forstner's critically acclaimed Stray Dogs from Image Comics was September's best-selling graphic novel. Image had three titles among the month's top ten graphic novels.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, and the Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Omnibus, collecting his 1990-1991 "adjectiveless" series, was their top book at #2.

The 29th volume of Kouhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia, the best-selling manga series from VIZ Media, ranked #4 for the month.

Also in the top ten, Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, Alessandro Vitti, and Bill Crabtree's BRZRKR Volume 1 was BOOM! Studios' top collection for September at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top graphic novel, EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories ranked #18; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II ranked #93; and Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #103.

TOP 200 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2021

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 STRAY DOGS TP $16.99 JUL210121-M IMAGE COMICS
2 SPIDER-MAN BY MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC $75.00 MAR210689-M MARVEL COMICS
3 FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC VOL 04 $100.00 MAR210674-M MARVEL COMICS
4 MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 29 $9.99 JUL212185 VIZ MEDIA LLC
5 MIGHTY MMW AVENGERS COMING AVENGERS GN TP VOL 01 $15.99 JUN210804-M MARVEL COMICS
6 FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 $125.00 FEB210668-M MARVEL COMICS
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS HC VOL 05 $125.00 MAR210680-M MARVEL COMICS
8 BRZRKR VOL 01 TP $16.99 MAY210997 BOOM! STUDIOS
9 MONSTRESS TP VOL 06 $16.99 JUL210161 IMAGE COMICS
10 SEVEN TO ETERNITY TP VOL 04 $16.99 APR210242 IMAGE COMICS
11 STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC EDGE OF BALANCE GN VOL 01 $14.99 JUL212187 VIZ MEDIA LLC
12 DRAGON BALL SUPER GN VOL 14 $9.99 JUL212195 VIZ MEDIA LLC
13 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 01 $14.99 MAR201361 BOOM! STUDIOS
14 CAPTAIN AMERICA REMENDER OMNIBUS HC $125.00 JAN210719-M MARVEL COMICS
15 WHAT IF ORIGINAL MARVEL SERIES OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $100.00 FEB210670-M MARVEL COMICS
16 COSMIC GHOST RIDER OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 $100.00 JAN210727-M MARVEL COMICS
17 HAHA TP $16.99 JUL210093-M IMAGE COMICS
18 EC ARCHIVES SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES TP $19.99 MAY210287 DARK HORSE COMICS
19 ETERNALS TP VOL 01 ONLY DEATH IS ETERNAL $17.99 JUN210785 MARVEL COMICS
20 BORUTO GN VOL 12 NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS $9.99 JUL212197 VIZ MEDIA LLC
21 X-FACTOR BY LEAH WILLIAMS TP VOL 02 $15.99 MAY210718 MARVEL COMICS
22 GIDEON FALLS DLX ED HC VOL 01 $49.99 JUN210126-M IMAGE COMICS
23 CUPHEAD TP VOL 02 CARTOON CHRONICLES & CALAMITIES $10.99 OCT200305 DARK HORSE COMICS
24 DAREDEVIL BY CHIP ZDARSKY TP VOL 06 DOING TIME PT ONE $15.99 JUN210797 MARVEL COMICS
25 CHAINSAW MAN GN VOL 06 $9.99 JUN211957 VIZ MEDIA LLC
26 DEEP BEYOND TP VOL 01 $16.99 JUN210120 IMAGE COMICS
27 GOOD ASIAN TP VOL 01 $14.99 JUL210088 IMAGE COMICS
28 LAST WITCH GN $14.99 MAY211021 BOOM! STUDIOS
29 CRUELER THAN DEAD GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUL211189 ABLAZE
30 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY SPENCER TP VOL 14 CHAMELEON CONSPIRACY $17.99 JUN210789 MARVEL COMICS
31 LOKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 SEVERIN DM VAR $125.00 FEB210674 MARVEL COMICS
32 ANIMAL CROSSING NEW HORIZONS GN VOL 01 $9.99 JUL212186 VIZ MEDIA LLC
33 WOLVERINE BY BENJAMIN PERCY TP VOL 02 $15.99 JUN210780 MARVEL COMICS
34 THOR AND LOKI GN TP DOUBLE TROUBLE $13.99 MAY210727 MARVEL COMICS
35 MILES MORALES TP VOL 05 CLONE SAGA $19.99 JUN210790 MARVEL COMICS
36 DR STONE GN VOL 18 $9.99 JUL212194 VIZ MEDIA LLC
37 MS MARVEL GN TP GAME OVER $12.99 MAY210728 MARVEL COMICS
38 SPIDER HAM GREAT POWER NO RESPONSIBILITY GN $8.99 JUL211691 GRAPHIX
39 DOCTOR STRANGE EPIC COLLECTION TP VAMPIRIC VERSES $39.99 MAY210723 MARVEL COMICS
40 INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 $64.99 JUN110511 IMAGE COMICS
41 LEGEND OF ZELDA TWILIGHT PRINCESS GN VOL 09 $9.99 JUL212190 VIZ MEDIA LLC
42 SWORD BY AL EWING TP VOL 01 $15.99 JUN210781 MARVEL COMICS
43 INCREDIBLE HULK EPIC COLLECTION TP CRISIS COUNTER-EARTH $44.99 JUN210799 MARVEL COMICS
44 HEAD LOPPER TP VOL 04 $16.99 JUL210153 IMAGE COMICS
45 FIST OF THE NORTH STAR HC VOL 02 $19.99 JUL212198 VIZ MEDIA LLC
46 HAIKYU GN VOL 45 $9.99 JUN211955 VIZ MEDIA LLC
47 MASHLE MAGIC & MUSCLES GN VOL 02 $9.99 JUL212184 VIZ MEDIA LLC
48 EC ARCHIVES VAULT OF HORROR TP $19.99 MAR210293 DARK HORSE COMICS
49 MAO GN VOL 01 $9.99 JUL212182 VIZ MEDIA LLC
50 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 03 $14.99 FEB210874 BOOM! STUDIOS
51 X-FORCE BY BENJAMIN PERCY TP VOL 03 $19.99 MAY210717 MARVEL COMICS
52 CAPTAIN AMERICA TA-NEHISI COATES TP VOL 05 ALL DIE YOUNG TWO $15.99 MAY210709 MARVEL COMICS
53 WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND GN VOL 06 $12.99 JUL212200 VIZ MEDIA LLC
54 UNDEAD UNLUCK GN VOL 03 $9.99 JUL212193 VIZ MEDIA LLC
55 MARJORIE FINNEGAN TEMPORAL CRIMINAL TP $9.99 JUL211417 AWA STUDIOS
56 SAVAGE AVENGERS TP VOL 04 KING IN BLACK $17.99 JUN210794 MARVEL COMICS
57 MALIKA WARRIOR QUEEN TP VOL 01 $24.99 MAY210234 DARK HORSE COMICS
58 EXCALIBUR BY TINI HOWARD TP VOL 03 $17.99 MAY210720 MARVEL COMICS
59 STEINS GATE 0 TP VOL 01 $24.99 JUL212157 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
60 INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM TP VOL 02 $64.99 JUN130481 IMAGE COMICS
61 SWING TP VOL 04 $16.99 JUL210175 IMAGE COMICS
62 MS MARVEL STRETCHED THIN GN $12.99 JUL211689 GRAPHIX
63 HEROES REBORN AMERICA MIGHTIEST HERO COMPANION TP VOL 01 $19.99 JUN210782 MARVEL COMICS
64 BEASTARS GN VOL 14 $12.99 JUL212199 VIZ MEDIA LLC
65 DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH TP VOL 01 $9.99 DEC200103 IMAGE COMICS
66 GOOD NIGHT HEM HC $19.99 JUL211643 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
67 SCOUTS HONOR TP $16.99 JUL211246 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
68 KIRBY MANGA MANIA GN VOL 02 $9.99 JUL212188 VIZ MEDIA LLC
69 MARVEL PORTFOLIO HC INHYUK LEE $50.00 JAN210747 MARVEL COMICS
70 MIRKA ANDOLFOS UNSACRED HC VOL 02 $24.99 MAR210975 ABLAZE
71 HEROES REBORN AMERICA MIGHTIEST HERO COMPANION TP VOL 02 $19.99 JUN210783 MARVEL COMICS
72 SENSOR HC $19.99 JUN211953 VIZ MEDIA LLC
73 STRANGER THINGS LIBRARY ED HC VOL 01 $39.99 MAY210271 DARK HORSE COMICS
74 MARAUDERS BY GERRY DUGGAN HC VOL 01 $34.99 FEB210676 MARVEL COMICS
75 LOKI OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 BROOKS CVR $125.00 FEB210673 MARVEL COMICS
76 REIGN OF X TP VOL 04 $17.99 JUL210758 MARVEL COMICS
77 BLACK CAT TP VOL 05 ILL TAKE MANHATTAN $15.99 JUN210795 MARVEL COMICS
78 MMW MARVEL TEAM-UP HC VOL 06 $75.00 FEB210679-M MARVEL COMICS
79 INVINCIBLE COMPENDIUM TP VOL 03 $64.99 MAY180161 IMAGE COMICS
80 UNCANNY X-MEN RISE FALL SHIAR EMPIRE TP NEW PTG $34.99 JUN210798 MARVEL COMICS
81 CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 06 STRANGE MAGIC $15.99 JUL210759 MARVEL COMICS
82 SOMETHING IS KILLING CHILDREN TP VOL 02 $14.99 JUL200921 BOOM! STUDIOS
83 BLACK BUTLER GN VOL 30 $13.00 JUN211979 YEN PRESS
84 FIREFLY RETURN TO EARTH THAT WAS HC VOL 01 $19.99 MAY210976 BOOM! STUDIOS
85 IYANU CHILD OF WONDER TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAY210233 DARK HORSE COMICS
86 RICK & MORTY WORLDS APART TP $19.99 MAY211601 ONI PRESS INC.
87 CABLE BY GERRY DUGGAN TP VOL 02 $17.99 JUL210760 MARVEL COMICS
88 STAR WARS REBELS GN VOL 02 $13.00 JUL212225 YEN PRESS
89 LEGEND OF THE SCARLET BLADES TP $24.99 JUL211723 HUMANOIDS
89 POKEMON SUN & MOON GN VOL 11 $4.99 JUL212192 VIZ MEDIA LLC
91 YAKUZA LOVER GN VOL 02 $9.99 JUL212203 VIZ MEDIA LLC
92 EIGHTY DAYS HC $29.99 APR211187 BOOM! STUDIOS
93 TMNT JENNIKA II TP $19.99 APR210671 IDW PUBLISHING
94 GO GO POWER RANGERS TP VOL 09 $16.99 MAY210975 BOOM! STUDIOS
94 AUTUMNAL TP $19.99 JUL212098 VAULT COMICS
96 MAN AND HIS CAT GN VOL 04 $12.99 JUL212369 SQUARE ENIX MANGA
97 GIVEN GN VOL 06 $12.99 JUL212156 SUBLIME
98 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 01 FAMILY MATTERS $9.99 DEC209049 IMAGE COMICS
99 CITY OF DRAGONS GN VOL 01 AWAKENING STORM $12.99 JUL211686 GRAPHIX
100 SPACE BASTARDS TP VOL 01 TOOTH & MAIL $19.99 JUN211593 HUMANOIDS INC
101 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA GN VOL 02 $12.99 JUL212287 KODANSHA COMICS
102 BOYS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $29.99 DEC181256-M DYNAMITE
103 LUGOSI RISE & FALL OF HOLLYWOODS DRACULA TP $24.99 JUL211728 HUMANOIDS
104 LADY MECHANIKA HC VOL 01 $29.99 JUN210151 IMAGE COMICS
105 STEPHEN MCCRANIES SPACE BOY OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 MAY210316 DARK HORSE COMICS
106 EMPOWERED OMNIBUS TP VOL 03 $34.99 MAY210290 DARK HORSE COMICS
107 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SEARCH OMNIBUS TP $24.99 JUN200323 DARK HORSE COMICS
108 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 01 APOCALYPSE SUITE $17.99 SEP108136 DARK HORSE COMICS
109 RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO GN VOL 16 $11.95 JUL212314 ONE PEACE BOOKS
110 NOIR IS THE NEW BLACK TP VOL 01 $25.00 JUL211635 FAIRSQUARE COMICS LLC
111 SPAWN COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 $59.99 DEC200125 IMAGE COMICS
111 SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR GN VOL 15 $9.99 JUL212208 VIZ MEDIA LLC
113 WRONG EARTH NIGHT AND DAY TP $17.99 JUL211275 AHOY COMICS
114 THE ORPHAN KING GN VOL 01 $16.99 JUN211327 A WAVE BLUE WORLD INC
115 HP LOVECRAFT DAGON TP $10.99 JUL211505 CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT
116 CRIME COMICS CONFIDENTIAL TP $39.99 JAN210436 IDW PUBLISHING
117 AFTER THE FALL HC $19.99 JUN211640 MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
118 PLUS SIZED ELF GN VOL 07 $12.99 JUL212342 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
119 GOONIES ILLUSTRATED STORYBOOK $18.95 JUL211740 INSIGHT KIDS
120 NIGHT BUS SC GN $34.95 APR211609 DRAWN & QUARTERLY
121 PARTY & PREY OGN $17.99 AUG211397 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
122 CAPT UNDERPANTS COMIC READER XTREME XPLOITS OF XPLOSIVE XMAS $6.99 JUL211894 SCHOLASTIC INC.
123 BABY SITTERS CLUB COLOR ED GN VOL 10 KRISTY AND SNOBS $12.99 JUL211684 GRAPHIX
124 WRASSLE CASTLE GN BOOK 01 LEARNING ROPES $9.99 JUL212105 VAULT COMICS
124 CYPRESS HILL TES EQUIS TP $19.99 JUN211915 Z2 COMICS
126 BIG NATE ALOHA GN $11.99 JUN211270 ANDREWS MCMEEL
127 GORGO ATTACKS SC TP $29.95 MAR211284 FANTACO ENTERPRISES INC.
128 GODZILLA WORLD OF MONSTERS TP $29.99 APR210641 IDW PUBLISHING
129 SAGA TP VOL 01 $9.99 AUG120491 IMAGE COMICS
130 SPRINGTIME BY WINDOW SC GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUN212156 TOKYOPOP
131 I BREATHED A BODY TP $16.99 JUL211247 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
131 PAPER GIRLS TP VOL 01 $9.99 JAN160645 IMAGE COMICS
133 VERSE GN BOOK 01 BROKEN HALF $12.99 JUL212107 VAULT COMICS
134 RADIANT BLACK TP VOL 01 $9.99 JUN210166 IMAGE COMICS
135 DISNEY MANGA NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS GN ED $10.99 JUN172022 TOKYOPOP
136 MULTI MIND MAYHEM GN VOL 01 ISEKAI TENSEI SOUDOUKI $12.95 JUL212315 ONE PEACE BOOKS
137 WITCH HAT ATELIER GN VOL 08 $12.99 JUL212312 KODANSHA COMICS
138 TOILET BOUND HANAKO KUN GN VOL 01 $13.00 NOV192126 YEN PRESS
139 MONSTRESS TP VOL 01 $9.99 APR160803 IMAGE COMICS
140 MASTERFUL CAT DEPRESSED AGAIN TODAY GN VOL 01 $13.99 JUL212336 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
141 LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 03 $7.99 JUL210157 IMAGE COMICS
142 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER RIFT OMNIBUS TP $24.99 OCT200248 DARK HORSE COMICS
143 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER SUKI ALONE TP $12.99 FEB210248 DARK HORSE COMICS
143 YOTSUBA GN VOL 15 $13.00 JUL212210 YEN PRESS
145 KNOCK EM DEAD TP $16.99 JUN211209 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
146 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER OMNIBUS TP THE PROMISE $24.99 FEB200287 DARK HORSE COMICS
147 AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER TP TEAM AVATAR TALES $10.99 MAY180351 DARK HORSE COMICS
147 SPLATOON GN VOL 13 $9.99 JUL212189 VIZ MEDIA LLC
149 STAR WARS REBELS GN VOL 01 $13.00 SEP201720 YEN PRESS
150 HELLS PARADISE JIGOKURAKU GN VOL 10 $12.99 JUL212201 VIZ MEDIA LLC
151 SOSEKI NATSUMES I AM A CAT MANGA ED GN $14.99 JUL212376 TUTTLE PUBLISHING
152 LOONEY TUNES WORDLESS GN GALAXY GOLF $5.95 JUN211405 CAPSTONE - PICTURE WINDOW BOOK
153 TWIN STAR EXORCISTS GN VOL 23 $9.99 JUL212196 VIZ MEDIA LLC
154 FRANK PE LITTLE NEMO HC $19.99 APR211809 MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
155 ASHES ASHES HC $24.99 JUN211641 MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
155 REINCARNATED AS DRAGON HATCHLING GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUL212344 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
157 AVENGERS VS X-MEN TP AVX $34.99 JAN130771 MARVEL COMICS
158 KARATE SURVIVOR IN ANOTHER WORLD GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUL212330 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
159 CAT & CAT ADV GN VOL 01 QUEST FOR SNACKS $8.99 JUL211698 HARPER ALLEY
160 DEVILS RED BRIDE TP $15.99 JUL212099 VAULT COMICS
161 MY WIFE HAS NO EMOTION GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUN212131 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
162 DARK JUDGES FALL OF DEADWORLD HC VOL 03 $27.99 JUL211882 REBELLION / 2000AD
163 VERSUS FIGHTING STORY GN VOL 01 $12.99 APR211299 ABLAZE
164 REMINA HC JUNJI ITO $22.99 OCT201791 VIZ MEDIA LLC
165 INVINCIBLE TP VOL 02 EIGHT IS ENOUGH $9.99 DEC209050 IMAGE COMICS
165 STAR WARS HIGH REPUBLIC TP VOL 01 THERE IS NO FEAR $15.99 MAY210707 MARVEL COMICS
167 VISION COMPLETE COLLECTION TP $29.99 AUG191168 MARVEL COMICS
168 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 08 $49.99 MAR210314 DARK HORSE COMICS
169 SPIDER-MAN TP ONE MORE DAY $19.99 JUN082429 MARVEL COMICS
170 STERANKO NICK FURY AGENT OF SHIELD ARTISAN ED $39.99 APR210664 IDW PUBLISHING
171 DEMONS TO EARTH AND BACK ONE SHOT $6.66 JUL211941 SILVER SPROCKET
172 LETTERS FROM ANIMALS HC $19.99 JUN211639 MAGNETIC PRESS INC.
172 DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION GN VOL 10 $14.99 JUL212202 VIZ MEDIA LLC
174 FAIRY TAIL 100 YEARS QUEST GN VOL 08 $10.99 MAY211964 KODANSHA COMICS
175 PROVIDENCE COMPENDIUM TP $29.99 APR211449 AVATAR PRESS INC
176 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER HELLMOUTH DLX ED HC $75.00 MAY210985 BOOM! STUDIOS
177 MAGIC ORDER TP VOL 01 $19.99 FEB190095 IMAGE COMICS
178 ADVENTURE ZONE GN VOL 01 HERE THERE BE GERBLINS $19.99 MAY181739 FIRST SECOND BOOKS
178 BLOOM INTO YOU ANTHOLOGY GN VOL 01 $13.99 JUL212319 SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT
180 LONE SLOANE HC VOL 02 DELIRIUS $24.99 MAR211616 TITAN COMICS
181 UNWANTED UNDEAD ADVENTURER GN VOL 01 $14.99 JUN212077 J-NOVEL CLUB
182 DONT TOY WITH ME MISS NAGATORO GN VOL 08 $12.95 JUN212162 VERTICAL COMICS
183 ONE PUNCH MAN GN VOL 03 $9.99 SEP151697 VIZ MEDIA LLC
184 TRESE GN VOL 01 MURDER ON BALETE DRIVE $16.99 JUL200936 ABLAZE
184 BERSERK DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 03 $49.99 JUN190381 DARK HORSE COMICS
186 NOD AWAY GN VOL 02 $29.99 JUL211651 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
187 MAISON IKKOKU COLLECTORS EDITION GN VOL 05 $24.99 JUL212209 VIZ MEDIA LLC
188 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 03 HOTEL OBLIVION $19.99 MAR190279 DARK HORSE COMICS
188 RENT A GIRLFRIEND GN VOL 08 $12.99 JUN212097 KODANSHA COMICS
190 DISNEY MASTERS HC VOL 18 UNCLE SCROOGE PIE IN THE SKY $29.99 JUN211519 FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
190 TREASURE IN THE LAKE GN $12.99 JUL211704 HARPER ALLEY
190 FINAL FANTASY LOST STRANGER GN VOL 01 $13.00 APR188407 YEN PRESS
193 DAREDEVIL BY MILLER JANSON TP VOL 01 $29.99 SEP082456 MARVEL COMICS
194 SONIC HEDGEHOG SPANISH ED TP VOL 02 EL DESTINO DR EGGMAN $15.99 APR210657 IDW PUBLISHING
195 WHEN WILL AYUMU MAKE HIS MOVE GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUL212310 KODANSHA COMICS
195 BLACK OR WHITE GN VOL 01 $12.99 JUL212155 SUBLIME
197 SAGA COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01 $59.99 MAY190044 IMAGE COMICS
198 LOONEY TUNES WORDLESS GN RABBIT ON THE RUN $5.95 JUN211408 CAPSTONE - PICTURE WINDOW BOOK
198 LOVE ME LOVE ME NOT GN VOL 10 $9.99 JUL212204 VIZ MEDIA LLC
200 UMBRELLA ACADEMY TP VOL 02 DALLAS $17.99 DEC098005 DARK HORSE COMICS

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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.