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Marc Gunn's Irish Pub SongsThe Avengers and the X-Men join forces to defeat the Phoenix-possessed Cyclops and Emma Frost and a legendary character falls in the battle in Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to the specialty market in September 2012.

DC Comics' "Zero Month" gave the publisher nine spots in September's top ten. The publisher's top book was Batman #0 at #2, followed by Justice League #0 at #3, Green Lantern #0 at #4, Detective Comics #0 at #5, Action Comics #0 at #6, Batman: The Dark Knight #0 at #7, Batman and Robin #0 at #8, Earth 2 #0 at #9, and Batman, Incorporated #0 at #10.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #102 was Image Comics' top book for September at #102.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in September was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #13 at #85.

Rounding out the top ten, IDW Publishing's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #5 crossover was the publisher's top book for the month at #104.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 106.88 JUL120528-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11 $3.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 JUL120154-M BATMAN #0 $3.99 DC 
3 3 80.40 JUL120123-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #0 $3.99 DC 
4 6 57.43 JUL120173-M GREEN LANTERN #0 $2.99 DC 
5 4 53.69 JUL120159-M DETECTIVE COMICS #0 $3.99 DC 
6 5 50.22 JUL120142-M ACTION COMICS #0 $3.99 DC 
7 14 46.58 JUL120162-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #0 $2.99 DC 
8 20 44.17 JUL120164 BATMAN AND ROBIN #0 $2.99 DC 
9 21 44.14 JUL120135-M EARTH 2 #0 $2.99 DC 
10 22 42.23 JUL120150-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #0 $2.99 DC 
11 23 39.11 JUL120127-M AQUAMAN #0 $2.99 DC 
12 24 38.64 JUL120146-M SUPERMAN #0 $2.99 DC 
13 8 38.19 JUL120542 UNCANNY X-MEN #18 $3.99 MAR
14 7 38.18 JUL120556 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #693 $3.99 MAR
15 10 37.44 JUL120545 AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MAR
16 9 37.34 JUL120557 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #694 $3.99 MAR
17 28 36.34 JUL120131-M FLASH #0 $2.99 DC 
18 11 36.24 JUL120544 NEW AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MAR
19 12 35.68 JUL120546 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
20 13 35.20 JUL120110-M BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #3 (MR) $3.99 DC 
21 15 34.98 JUL120547 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #17 $3.99 MAR
22 26 34.31 JUL120119-M TALON #0 [*] $2.99 DC 
23 16 34.15 JUL120107-M BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #3 (MR) $3.99 DC 
24 25 34.07 JUL120522 WALKING DEAD #102 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
25 17 34.03 JUL120113-M BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #3 (MR) $3.99 DC 
26 32 33.92 JUL120168 NIGHTWING #0 $2.99 DC 
27 19 33.55 JUL120560-M SPIDER-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
28 18 33.39 JUL120116-M BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #3 (MR) $3.99 DC 
29 35 32.22 JUL120167 BATGIRL #0 $2.99 DC 
30 36 31.79 JUL120129-M WONDER WOMAN #0 $2.99 DC 
31 39 30.22 JUL120197-M TEEN TITANS #0 $2.99 DC 
32 38 30.22 JUL120176 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #0 $2.99 DC 
33 41 29.84 JUL120177-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #0 $2.99 DC 
34 27 28.14 JUL120611 UNCANNY X-FORCE #31 $3.99 MAR
35 45 27.32 JUL120137-M WORLDS FINEST #0 $2.99 DC 
36 48 27.26 JUL120625-M HIT-GIRL #3 (MR) $2.99 MAR
37 50 26.62 JUL120165-M BATWOMAN #0 $2.99 DC 
38 29 26.16 JUL120566 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 MAR
39 31 25.83 JUN120142-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 $3.99 DC 
40 30 25.83 JUL120567 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 MAR
41 58 25.63 JUL120183 SWAMP THING #0 $2.99 DC 
42 61 25.24 JUL120172 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0 $2.99 DC 
43 33 25.08 JUL120619-M WOLVERINE #313 $3.99 MAR
44 62 24.99 JUL120171 CATWOMAN #0 $2.99 DC 
45 63 24.86 JUL120179 RED LANTERNS #0 $2.99 DC 
46 64 24.46 JUL120182 ANIMAL MAN #0 $2.99 DC 
47 34 24.44 JUL120551 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7 $3.99 MAR
48 65 23.75 JUL120586 DAREDEVIL #18 $2.99 MAR
49 59 23.05 JUL120120-M PHANTOM STRANGER #0 [*] $2.99 DC 
50 67 23.01 JUL120612 X-MEN LEGACY #273 $2.99 MAR
51 37 22.99 JUL120548 SECRET AVENGERS #31 $3.99 MAR
52 40 22.65 JUL120558 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
53 69 22.60 JUL120589 FANTASTIC FOUR #610 $2.99 MAR
54 71 22.46 JUL120613 X-MEN LEGACY #274 $2.99 MAR
55 72 22.01 JUL120149 SUPERGIRL #0 $2.99 DC 
56 74 21.90 JUL120180 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #0 $2.99 DC 
57 42 21.89 JUL120571 CAPTAIN AMERICA #17 $3.99 MAR
58 43 21.64 JUL120577 INCREDIBLE HULK #14 $3.99 MAR
59 44 21.63 JUL120576 INCREDIBLE HULK #13 $3.99 MAR
60 81 21.44 JUL120588 HAWKEYE #2 $2.99 MAR
61 76 21.06 JUL120382-M HAPPY #1 $2.99 IMA
62 46 20.47 JUL120617 X-MEN #35 $3.99 MAR
63 47 20.44 JUL120618 X-MEN #36 $3.99 MAR
64 78 20.36 JUL120192 SUICIDE SQUAD #0 $2.99 DC 
65 79 20.34 JUL120148 SUPERBOY #0 $2.99 DC 
66 49 20.07 JUL120605-M FIRST X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
67 73 19.83 JUL120122-M TEAM 7 #0 [*] $2.99 DC 
68 51 19.79 JUL120578 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #524 $3.99 MAR
69 52 19.73 JUL120579 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #525 $3.99 MAR
70 80 19.53 JUL120170 BIRDS OF PREY #0 $2.99 DC 
71 53 19.50 JUL120569 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #16 $3.99 MAR
72 55 19.41 JUL120568 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #15 $3.99 MAR
73 54 19.35 JUL120580 MIGHTY THOR #19 $3.99 MAR
74 56 19.31 JUL120609 ASTONISHING X-MEN #54 $3.99 MAR
75 57 19.27 JUL120581 MIGHTY THOR #20 $3.99 MAR
76 82 19.21 JUL120563-M VENOM #24 $2.99 MAR
77 83 19.06 JUL120590 FF #22 $2.99 MAR
78 85 18.23 JUL120603 DEADPOOL #60 $2.99 MAR
79 87 18.22 JUL120608 GAMBIT #3 $2.99 MAR
80 86 18.15 JUL120134 GREEN ARROW #0 $2.99 DC 
81 88 18.11 JUL120604 DEADPOOL #61 $2.99 MAR
82 91 17.34 JUL120559 SCARLET SPIDER #9 $2.99 MAR
83 66 17.29 JUL120570 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
84 60 17.22 JUL120121-M SWORD OF SORCERY #0 [*] $3.99 DC 
85 94 16.52 JUL120046-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #13 $2.99 DAR
86 97 16.49 JUL120574 WINTER SOLDIER #10 $2.99 MAR
87 75 16.22 JUL120194 ALL STAR WESTERN #0 $3.99 DC 
88 101 16.17 JUL120575 WINTER SOLDIER #11 $2.99 MAR
89 100 16.12 JUL120565 VENOM #25 $2.99 MAR
90 102 15.84 JUL120585 CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $2.99 MAR
91 103 15.64 JUN120698 X-TREME X-MEN #3 $2.99 MAR
92 104 15.37 JUL120181 DIAL H #0 $2.99 DC 
93 107 15.22 JUL120554 AVENGERS ACADEMY #36 $2.99 MAR
94 70 15.20 JUL121254-M X-O MANOWAR #5 $3.99 VAL
95 106 15.18 JUL120549 DARK AVENGERS #180 $2.99 MAR
96 109 15.09 JUL120607 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #7 $2.99 MAR
97 110 14.72 JUL120550 DARK AVENGERS #181 $2.99 MAR
98 111 14.71 JUL120555 AVENGERS ACADEMY #37 $2.99 MAR
99 114 14.43 JUL120610 X-TREME X-MEN #4 $2.99 MAR
100 115 14.33 JUL120196 RAVAGERS #0 $2.99 DC 

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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, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

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.