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Wonder Woman and Aquaman enter the fray in the battle against the Parademons while Vic Stone is transformed into a new hero in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League #3 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book to comics retailers on the month of November.

In addition to Justice League, DC Comics had six titles in the top ten best-selling comics sold in November. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #3 ranked #2; Grant Morrison and Rags Morales' Action Comics #2 ranked #3; Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy's Green Lantern #3 ranked #4; Tony S. Daniel's Detective Comics #3 ranked #8; and Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's The Flash #3 ranked #9.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles at the top echelons of the sales chart. Point One, the over-sized issue that reveals tidbits about the post-Fear Itself world, was the publisher's top book at #5. Zeb Wells and Joe Madureira's Avenging Spider-Man #1, the first issue of Spider-Man's new team-up title, ranked #6. Kieron Gillen and Carlos Pacheco's Uncanny X-Men #1, which introduced readers to Cyclops' new X-Men team and mission, ranked #7. Finally, Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo's Wolverine and the X-Men #2 ranked #10.

Among the Premier Publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book for November was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #3 at #64 which continued the adventures of Joss Whedon's vampire slayer. IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 ranked #4, and Image Comics' The Walking Dead #91 ranked #68.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 105.11 SEP110095-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #3 $3.99 DC 
2 4 100.00 SEP110120-M BATMAN #3 $2.99 DC 
3 3 89.33 SEP110114-M ACTION COMICS #3 $3.99 DC 
4 7 81.23 SEP110137-M GREEN LANTERN #3 $2.99 DC 
5 9 75.08 SEP110496-M POINT ONE #1 $5.99 MAR
6 5 74.28 SEP110536-M AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
7 6 72.80 SEP110591-M UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
8 8 66.28 SEP110124 DETECTIVE COMICS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
9 11 59.89 SEP110102-M FLASH #3 $2.99 DC 
10 15 55.21 SEP110589-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
11 26 53.08 SEP110507-M INCREDIBLE HULK #2 $3.99 MAR
12 12 51.82 SEP110125 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
13 13 51.49 SEP110117 SUPERMAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
14 14 51.45 SEP110127 BATMAN AND ROBIN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
15 2 48.89 SEP110551-M FANTASTIC FOUR #600 $7.99 MAR
16 10 48.01 SEP110595-M UNCANNY X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
17 51 43.46 SEP110101 WONDER WOMAN #3 $2.99 DC 
18 24 41.71 SEP110133 BATGIRL #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
19 25 41.21 SEP110100 AQUAMAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
20 54 41.06 SEP110132 BATWOMAN #3 $2.99 DC 
21 57 40.24 SEP110162 TEEN TITANS #3 $2.99 DC 
22 16 40.11 SEP110497-M FEAR ITSELF #7.1 $3.99 MAR
23 60 39.59 SEP110141 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #3 $2.99 DC 
24 29 38.98 SEP110140 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
25 18 38.42 SEP110499-M FEAR ITSELF #7.2 $3.99 MAR
26 56 38.28 SEP110503-M FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #2 $2.99 MAR
27 17 38.23 SEP110542-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #674 $3.99 MAR
28 30 38.21 SEP110135 NIGHTWING #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
29 19 37.86 SEP110541 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #673 $3.99 MAR
30 20 37.50 SEP110506 AVENGERS #19 $3.99 MAR
31 21 36.36 SEP110501-M FEAR ITSELF #7.3 $3.99 MAR
32 31 36.26 SEP110142 RED LANTERNS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
33 22 36.07 SEP110533 NEW AVENGERS #18 $3.99 MAR
34 23 35.87 AUG110616-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 MAR
35 36 35.72 AUG118087-M KICK-ASS 2 #5 (MR) $2.99 MAR
36 65 34.64 SEP110146 SWAMP THING #3 $2.99 DC 
37 27 34.15 SEP110520 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
38 28 33.76 SEP110614 UNCANNY X-FORCE #17 $3.99 MAR
39 47 32.75 SEP110556-M FF #12 $2.99 MAR
40 34 32.44 SEP110099 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
41 40 31.11 SEP110131 CATWOMAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
42 42 30.80 SEP110145 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
43 43 30.27 SEP110119 SUPERGIRL #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
44 46 29.89 SEP110134 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
45 48 29.32 SEP110147 ANIMAL MAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
46 32 28.82 SEP110600-M X-MEN #20 $3.99 MAR
47 49 28.28 SEP110118 SUPERBOY #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
48 50 27.96 SEP110106 GREEN ARROW #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
49 55 27.80 SEP110604-M X-MEN LEGACY #259 $2.99 MAR
50 33 27.28 SEP110534-M SECRET AVENGERS #19 $3.99 MAR
51 35 26.96 SEP110515 MIGHTY THOR #8 $3.99 MAR
52 37 26.61 SEP110597-M WOLVERINE #18 $3.99 MAR
53 38 26.44 SEP110602 X-MEN #21 $3.99 MAR
54 39 26.27 SEP110524 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
55 41 26.06 SEP110522-M ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #4 $3.99 MAR
56 92 26.00 SEP110152 STORMWATCH #3 $2.99 DC 
57 61 25.39 SEP110603 X-MEN LEGACY #258 $2.99 MAR
58 62 25.37 SEP110560 DAREDEVIL #6 $2.99 MAR
59 45 25.25 SEP110509-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #510 $3.99 MAR
60 44 25.17 SEP110599 WOLVERINE #19 $3.99 MAR
61 58 24.37 SEP110128 BIRDS OF PREY #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
62 59 24.34 SEP110157 SUICIDE SQUAD #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
63 64 23.87 SEP110504 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #3 $2.99 MAR
64 70 22.18 SEP110015-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #3 $2.99 DAR
65 53 21.68 SEP110612 ASTONISHING X-MEN #44 $3.99 MAR
66 74 21.53 SEP110544-M VENOM #9 $2.99 MAR
67 76 21.34 SEP110505 BATTLE SCARS #1 $2.99 MAR
68 75 21.07 SEP110487 WALKING DEAD #91 (MR) $2.99 IMA
69 66 20.97 SEP110111 SAVAGE HAWKMAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
70 67 20.93 SEP110126 BATWING #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
71 68 20.85 SEP110167 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
72 69 20.67 SEP110151 DEMON KNIGHTS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
73 83 20.18 SEP110550 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #624 $2.99 MAR
74 71 20.12 SEP110154 DEATHSTROKE #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
75 52 19.54 SEP110161 ALL STAR WESTERN #3 [*] $3.99 DC 
76 77 19.00 SEP110148 FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
77 86 18.99 SEP110607-M NEW MUTANTS #33 $2.99 MAR
78 79 18.87 SEP110107 FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
79 87 18.79 SEP110136 HUNTRESS #2 $2.99 DC 
80 80 18.61 SEP110166 LEGION LOST #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
81 82 18.49 SEP110108 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
82 90 17.99 SEP110511-M JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #631 $2.99 MAR
83 63 17.92 SEP110558-M MOON KNIGHT #7 $3.99 MAR
84 84 17.76 SEP110153 GRIFTER #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
85 85 17.57 SEP110150 RESURRECTION MAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
86 93 17.39 SEP110620 DEADPOOL #46 $2.99 MAR
87 96 17.12 SEP110609 NEW MUTANTS #34 $2.99 MAR
88 99 16.82 SEP110561-M PUNISHER #5 $2.99 MAR
89 88 16.46 SEP110164 BLUE BEETLE #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
90 89 16.37 SEP110165 HAWK AND DOVE #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
91 102 16.29 SEP110570 HULK #44 $2.99 MAR
92 73 16.08 SEP110129-M BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #2 $3.99 DC 
93 91 15.99 SEP110105 CAPTAIN ATOM #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
94 107 15.72 SEP110616 X-FACTOR #227 $2.99 MAR
95 81 15.61 SEP110521 ULTIMATE COMICS HAWKEYE #4 $3.99 MAR
96 95 15.54 SEP110149 I VAMPIRE #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
97 72 15.17 SEP110276-M TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #4 $3.99 IDW
98 109 15.09 SEP110618 X-23 #17 $2.99 MAR
99 98 15.07 SEP110112 MISTER TERRIFIC #3 [*] $2.99 DC 
100 110 15.06 SEP110617 X-23 #16 $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.

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

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.