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Presenting December 2012's Top Sellers in the categories of Magazines, Videos, Books, Trading Cards, Apparel, Prints & Posters, and Collectible Items based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

TOP 10 MAGAZINES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 4.87 OCT121380-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #2 (MR) $9.99 TIT
2 9 3.77 OCT120281 MAD MAGAZINE #519 $5.99 DC 
3 1 2.33 OCT121320 DC CHESS FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL #2 BAT SIGNAL $38.00 EAG
4 3 1.76 AUG121464 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #21 HUNTRESS WHITE ROOK $16.00 EAG
5 7 1.63 SEP121345 DR WHO MAGAZINE #454 $8.99 DIA
6 5 1.10 AUG121461 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #188 WEREWOLF BY NIGHT $14.00 EAG
7 6 1.07 SEP121321 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #189 GAMORA $14.00 EAG
8 4 1.06 OCT111319 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #1 BATMAN WHITE KING $16.00 EAG
9 11 0.99 OCT121393-M STAR WARS INSIDER #138 $7.99 TIT
10 8 0.70 AUG121450 ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #39 $15.00 ILL

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 0.90 JUL121374 BEHIND THE SOFA CELEBRITY MEMORIES OF DOCTOR WHO PX HC $24.99 DIA
2 1 0.83 JUL120375 WOODWORK WALLACE WOOD 1927-1981 HC $59.99 IDW
3 2 0.65 AUG121329 ART OF DARKSIDERS SC VOL 02 $39.99 UDO
4 5 0.50 SEP121215 EVANGELION CHRONICLE ILLUSTRATIONS SC VOL 01 $39.99 UDO
5 6 0.42 JUL121251 SHINING HEARTS COLL VISUAL MATERIALS SC $39.99 UDO
6 24 0.42 OCT120447 MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 03 $9.99 IDW
7 4 0.42 JUL121250 HISTORY OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG HC $49.99 UDO
8 7 0.29 OCT121223 READ OR DIE ROD OFF ARCHIVE SC $39.99 UDO
9 19 0.28 MAR121340 WALKING DEAD NOVEL SC VOL 01 RISE OF GOVERNOR $14.99 STM
10 12 0.27 JUL121371 WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 02 ROAD TO WOODBURY $24.99 STM

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUL121447 WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
2 2 AUG121554 MARVEL BRONZE AGE 1970-1985 T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
3 7 SEP121416 TOPPS 2012 TRIPLE THREADS FOOTBALL T/C BOX $167.70 TOP
4 3 SEP121417 BOWMAN 2012 DRAFT PICKS & PROSPECTS BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
5 6 OCT121404 TOPPS 2012 WWE HERITAGE T/C BOX $54.71 TOP
6 5 APR121497 MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE T/C BOX $37.39 TOP
7 9 OCT121401 TOPPS 2012 UFC BLOODLINES T/C BOX $156.15 TOP
8 12 SEP121418 BOWMAN 2012 STERLING BASEBALL T/C BOX $234.25 TOP
9 10 SEP121421 JAMES BOND 50TH ANNIVERSARY SER 2 T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
10 4 FEB100874 DF MILLAR & ROMITA JR KICK ASS T/C BOX $58.00 DYN

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

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RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 APR128115 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE XL $69.99 MAD
2 6 APR128114 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE LG $69.99 MAD
3 15 APR128113 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE MED $69.99 MAD
4 19 APR128116 DEADPOOL COSTUME HOODIE XXL $69.99 MAD
5 22 SEP121441 WALKING DEAD SURVIVE SILHOUETTE PX ZIP HOODIE XL $54.99 CHA
6 41 NOV111464 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE MED $69.99 MAD
7 26 JUN128240 DOCTOR WHO 4TH DOCTOR SCARF 12 FT $54.99 ELO
8 24 SEP121440 WALKING DEAD SURVIVE SILHOUETTE PX ZIP HOODIE LG $54.99 CHA
9 56 NOV111466 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE XL $69.99 MAD
10 58 NOV111465 CAPTAIN AMERICA CAP A FLEECE ZIP-UP HOODIE LG $69.99 MAD

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

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RANK
DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 OCT120556 WALKING DEAD NO WAY OUT POSTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 2 OCT120713 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 OCT120715 THUNDERBOLTS POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 4 OCT120711 CABLE AND X-FORCE POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 6 OCT120712 NEW AVENGERS POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 7 OCT120714 MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 8 AUG128337 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 9 OCT120710 AVENGERS ARENA POSTER $8.99 MAR
9 12 JAN120768 CARNAGE BY CRAIN POSTER $8.99 MAR
10 10 OCT121976 WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 ZOMBIE POSTER $7.99 SCO

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

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RANK
QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 AUG121764 MARVEL CAPT AMERICA SHIELD BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
2 6 JUL121992 TETRIS CONSTRUCTABLE LIGHT $49.99 DIA
3 1 JUL121877 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY $9.99 KOT
4 5 AUG122045 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS STRING LIGHTS $17.99 CAR
5 42 AUG122044 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS TABLE LAMP $50.00 CAR
6 3 JUL121991 PAC MAN SILICONE ICE CUBE TRAY $9.99 DIA
7 8 NOV121706 WALKING DEAD SILICONE TRAY $14.99 DST
8 4 JUL121995 TETRIS SILICONE ICE TRAY $11.99 DIA
9 14 AUG122046 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS NIGHT LIGHT $16.99 CAR
10 45 AUG128346 DR WHO TARDIS TIN TOTE SDCC GIFT SET $20.09 ENT

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

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RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 OCT122025 TMNT COMP CLASSIC SER COLL DVD $60.00 VPD
2 2 OCT122073 MOTU 30TH ANN DVD COLL $54.00 MIL
3 9 NOV122113 AURORA MONSTERS MODEL KITS THAT GRIPPED DVD $17.00 DAV
4 14 JUN128325 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DVD PT 1 $14.25 WAR
5 36 NOV122104 NINJA SCROLL DVD $9.00 SEC
6 21 JUN122227 STRAWBERRY PANIC COMP SER DVD $13.00 ALL
7 18 OCT122043 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE WILL OF FIRE DVD $13.75 WAR
8 5 JUL122242 DARK KNIGHT RISES BD + DVD $29.50 WAR
9 6 NOV122085 BLEACH UNCUT DVD BOX SET VOL 15 $28.00 WAR
10 3 JUL122187 IS THIS A ZOMBIE DVD SEA 01 $42.25 FUN

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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, 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 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.