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While Green Lantern and Batman reason with Superman, The Flash joins the heroes in their investigation of the alien attacks on Gotham City and Metropolis, bringing these heroes together for the first time in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League #2 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book to comics retailers on the month of October.

In addition to Justice League, DC Comics had six more titles in the top ten comics sold in October. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #2 ranked #2; Grant Morrison, Rags Morales, and Brent Anderson's Action Comics #2 ranked #3; Geoff Johns, Dough Mahnke, and Christian Alamy's Green Lantern #2 ranked #4; Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's The Flash #2 ranked #5; Tony S. Daniel's Detective Comics #2 ranked #5; and George Per&eactue;z and Jesus Moreno's Superman #2 ranked #10.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles at the top echelons of the sales chart. Jason Aaron and Marc Silvestri's The Incredible Hulk #1 was the publisher's top book at #7. Aaron and Chris Bachalo launched a new era for the X-Men with Wolverine and the X-Men #1 which ranked #8 for the month. Finally, the conclusion of Matt Fraction and Stuart Immonen's Fear Itself crossover event, Fear Itself #7, ranked #9.

Among the Premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book for October was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #2 at #64 which continued the adventures of Joss Whedon's vampire slayer. The Walking Dead #90 from Robert Kikrman was Image Comics' top book at #78. Finally, IDW Publishing's top comic for October was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 at #109.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2011

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 104.80 AUG110160-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #2 $3.99 DC 
2 3 100.00 AUG110186-M BATMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
3 2 89.23 AUG110179-M ACTION COMICS #2 $3.99 DC 
4 5 82.55 AUG110202-M GREEN LANTERN #2 $2.99 DC 
5 8 66.19 AUG110167-M FLASH #2 $2.99 DC 
6 7 64.25 AUG110190 DETECTIVE COMICS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
7 6 61.75 AUG110584-M INCREDIBLE HULK #1 $3.99 MAR
8 9 55.59 AUG110653-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
9 4 55.44 AUG110568-M FEAR ITSELF #7 $4.99 MAR
10 10 54.65 AUG110182 SUPERMAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
11 11 52.45 AUG110191 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
12 12 51.57 AUG110194 BATMAN AND ROBIN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
13 38 45.85 AUG110166 WONDER WOMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
14 13 43.63 AUG110195 BATGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
15 45 43.14 AUG110196 BATWOMAN #2 $2.99 DC 
16 48 41.82 AUG110226 TEEN TITANS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
17 50 41.59 AUG110206 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #2 $2.99 DC 
18 16 41.32 AUG110165 AQUAMAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
19 17 40.97 AUG110205 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
20 20 38.71 AUG110207 RED LANTERNS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
21 23 38.13 AUG110200 NIGHTWING #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
22 14 34.92 AUG110662 UNCANNY X-MEN #544 $3.99 MAR
23 27 34.50 AUG110164 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
24 37 34.49 AUG110582-M FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #1 $2.99 MAR
25 15 34.46 AUG110597 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #671 $3.99 MAR
26 18 34.16 AUG110605-M AVENGERS #18 $3.99 MAR
27 58 34.00 AUG110211 SWAMP THING #2 $2.99 DC 
28 19 33.56 AUG110598 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #672 $3.99 MAR
29 28 33.18 AUG110198 CATWOMAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
30 29 33.09 AUG110210 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
31 22 32.35 AUG110651-M X-MEN REGENESIS #1 $3.99 MAR
32 21 32.32 AUG110614-M NEW AVENGERS #17 $3.99 MAR
33 30 32.04 AUG110184 SUPERGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
34 24 31.94 AUG110649-M X-MEN SCHISM #5 $3.99 MAR
35 31 30.99 AUG110199 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
36 32 30.64 AUG110172 GREEN ARROW #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
37 25 30.46 AUG110596 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
38 26 30.39 AUG110671-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #16 $3.99 MAR
39 35 29.97 AUG110183 SUPERBOY #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
40 49 28.79 AUG110639 FF #10 $2.99 MAR
41 51 28.09 AUG110640 FF #11 $2.99 MAR
42 42 27.89 AUG110212 ANIMAL MAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
43 41 27.74 AUG110201 BIRDS OF PREY #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
44 79 27.56 AUG110217 STORMWATCH #2 $2.99 DC 
45 47 25.87 AUG110221 SUICIDE SQUAD #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
46 33 25.75 AUG110595 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
47 34 25.53 AUG110573-M MIGHTY THOR #7 $3.99 MAR
48 36 25.10 AUG110611-M SECRET AVENGERS #18 $3.99 MAR
49 52 24.93 AUG110174 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
50 53 24.65 AUG110231 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
51 39 23.72 AUG110660-M X-MEN #19 $3.99 MAR
52 40 23.66 AUG110594 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #3 $3.99 MAR
53 54 23.30 AUG110219 DEATHSTROKE #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
54 55 22.96 AUG110171 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
55 67 22.86 AUG110625 DAREDEVIL #5 $2.99 MAR
56 44 22.85 AUG110667 WOLVERINE #17 XREGG $3.99 MAR
57 46 22.46 AUG110578 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #509 $3.99 MAR
58 57 22.31 AUG110189 BATWING #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
59 59 22.26 AUG110230 LEGION LOST #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
60 69 22.18 AUG110232 LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #1 $2.99 DC 
61 71 22.08 AUG110658 X-MEN LEGACY #257 $2.99 MAR
62 60 22.04 AUG110216 DEMON KNIGHTS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
63 62 21.71 AUG110175 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
64 72 21.14 AUG110033-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #2 $2.99 DAR
65 64 21.10 AUG110213 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
66 74 20.94 AUG110197 HUNTRESS #1 $2.99 DC 
67 65 20.83 AUG110218 GRIFTER #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
68 43 20.80 AUG110225 ALL STAR WESTERN #2 [*] $3.99 DC 
69 66 20.56 AUG110228 BLUE BEETLE #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
70 68 20.13 AUG110215 RESURRECTION MAN #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
71 70 20.00 AUG110170 CAPTAIN ATOM #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
72 56 18.92 AUG110659 ASTONISHING X-MEN #43 $3.99 MAR
73 75 18.83 AUG110229 HAWK AND DOVE #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
74 122 18.80 AUG110607 AVENGERS 1959 #1 $2.99 MAR
75 76 18.77 AUG110173 MISTER TERRIFIC #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
76 85 18.71 AUG110601 VENOM #8 $2.99 MAR
77 86 18.58 AUG110621 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #623 $2.99 MAR
78 84 18.43 AUG110547 WALKING DEAD #90 (MR) $2.99 IMA
79 87 18.18 JUL110554 WALKING DEAD #89 (MR) $2.99 IMA
80 77 18.11 AUG110220 VOODOO #2 $2.99 DC 
81 78 18.06 AUG110214 I VAMPIRE #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
82 90 17.77 AUG110208-M SHADE #1 $2.99 DC 
83 63 17.64 AUG110192-M BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #1 $3.99 DC 
84 82 17.07 AUG110222 OMAC #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
85 83 16.89 AUG110227 STATIC SHOCK #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
86 88 16.55 AUG110223 BLACKHAWKS #2 [*] $2.99 DC 
87 61 16.41 AUG110224 MEN OF WAR #2 [*] $3.99 DC 
88 91 16.38 JUL110191-M AQUAMAN #1 $2.99 DC 
89 92 16.27 AUG110579 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #629 $2.99 MAR
90 95 16.07 AUG110580 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #630 $2.99 MAR
91 94 15.98 AUG110674-M DEADPOOL #45 $2.99 MAR
92 73 15.94 AUG110627 MOON KNIGHT #6 $3.99 MAR
93 96 15.94 JUL110218-M GREEN LANTERN #1 $2.99 DC 
94 97 15.67 AUG110622-M HULK #42 $2.99 MAR
95 98 15.59 AUG110673 DEADPOOL #44 $2.99 MAR
96 99 15.30 AUG110185 PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #1 $2.99 DC 
97 102 15.29 AUG110682 SUPERIOR #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR
98 100 15.22 JUL118205-M DETECTIVE COMICS #1 $2.99 DC 
99 104 14.99 AUG110626 PUNISHER #4 $2.99 MAR
100 106 14.91 AUG110683 SUPERIOR #6 (MR) $2.99 MAR

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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.

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

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.