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Led Zeppelin - Stairway to HeavenHero battles hero in a fight to the death in Paul Jenkins and Carlos Megno's Deathmatch #1 from BOOM! Studios, the best-selling Non-Premier Comic Book in December. Also in the top ten for BOOM! Studios were Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake #1 at #2 and Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #6 at #5, both from their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint.

Dynamite Entertainmenthad two of the month's top ten Non-Premier comics — Masks #2 ranked #3 and Vampirella Strikes #1 ranked #6.

Valiant Entertainment rounded out the top ten with five titles. Shadowman #2 ranked #4, Archer & Armstrong #5 ranked #7, X-O Manowar #8 ranked #8, Harbinger #7 ranked #9, and Bloodshot#6 ranked #10.

Yuma must collect all one hundred Numbers Cards in VIZ Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 2 from VIZ Media, the best-selling Non-Premier Graphic Novel in December. In total, VIZ had four books in the top ten for the month. Bleach Volume 52 ranked #3, Bleach Volume 53 ranked #4, and Bleach Volume 54 ranked #5.

Valiant Entertainment's X-O Manowar Volume 1: By the Sword, collecting the first four issues of the Valiant relaunch, ranked #2.

Red 5 Comics' Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures ranked #6.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 1 ranked #7.

Archie Comics' The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1 ranked #8.

Kodansha Comics' Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Volume 16 ranked #9.

Finally, Rebellion's Judge Dredd: The Garth Ennis Collection ranked #10.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 69 224 20.42 OCT120874-M DEATHMATCH #1 $1.00 BOO
2 102 79 13.39 NOV120957 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #1 $3.99 BOO
3 114 92 11.17 OCT120985 MASKS #2 $3.99 DE
4 116 103 11.16 OCT121233-M SHADOWMAN #2 $3.99 VAL
5 121 93 10.97 OCT120921 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #6 $3.99 BOO
6 140 102 9.81 NOV121051-M VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #1 $3.99 DE
7 143 106 9.60 OCT121228-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 $3.99 VAL
8 144 108 9.54 OCT121239-M X-O MANOWAR #8 $3.99 VAL
9 156 123 8.43 OCT121235-M HARBINGER #7 $3.99 VAL
10 158 127 8.25 OCT121237-M BLOODSHOT #6 $3.99 VAL
11 166 151 7.63 SEP120970-M MASKS #1 $3.99 DE
12 179 157 6.75 OCT120914 BRAVEST WARRIORS #3 $3.99 BOO
13 188 124 6.29 OCT120992 SHADOW SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DE
14 195 213 5.78 SEP120803 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #243 $2.99 ARC
15 196 177 5.71 OCT120837-M CROSSED BADLANDS #19 (MR) $3.99 AVA
16 197 180 5.63 JUL120983 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #19 (MR) $3.99 DE
17 199 167 5.58 OCT120842-M CROSSED BADLANDS #20 (MR) $3.99 AVA
18 204 193 5.17 OCT121001 EVIL ERNIE #3 $3.99 DE
19 205 195 5.13 OCT120719 RACHEL RISING #13 $3.99 ABS
20 209 200 4.98 AUG121041 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #20 (MR) $3.99 DE
21 212 201 4.93 OCT120920 ADVENTURE TIME COVER SHOWCASE ONE SHOT $3.99 BOO
22 215 204 4.81 SEP121008 VAMPIRELLA #25 $3.99 DE
23 216 222 4.78 OCT121284-M WONDERLAND #6 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
24 218 234 4.75 OCT120873 SPONGEBOB COMICS #15 $2.99 UNI
25 220 228 4.71 OCT121290-M ROBYN HOOD #4 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
26 222 134 4.54 OCT121279-M GFT 2012 HOLIDAY SPECIAL (MR) $5.99 ZEN
27 223 243 4.51 OCT120776 SONIC UNIVERSE #47 $2.99 ARC
28 225 244 4.47 OCT120869 SIMPSONS COMICS #197 $2.99 BON
29 226 205 4.46 OCT120943-M LADY DEATH #24 (MR) $3.99 AVA
30 230 206 4.38 OCT120827-M FASHION BEAST #4 (MR) $3.99 AVA
31 232 212 4.35 OCT120980 SHERLOCK HOLMES LIVERPOOL DEMON #1 $3.99 DE
32 235 235 4.29 OCT121282-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #80 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
33 238 269 4.19 SEP120800-M MEGA MAN #20 $2.99 ARC
34 241 220 4.13 JUL120988 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10 (MR) $3.99 DE
35 246 223 3.91 AUG121007 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #20 (MR) $3.99 DE
36 248 227 3.86 JUL120996 RED SONJA #72 $3.99 DE
37 249 226 3.86 OCT121010 DAMSELS #4 $3.99 DE
38 250 265 3.84 SEP121295-M GFT BAD GIRLS #5 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
39 257 231 3.68 OCT121041 THE SPIDER #7 $3.99 DE
40 260 270 3.57 JUN120839-M FATHOM VOL 4 #8 $3.50 ASP
41 261 281 3.56 OCT121288-M GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #3 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
42 263 296 3.55 OCT120868 BART SIMPSON COMICS #78 $2.99 BON
43 267 236 3.48 MAY121090 QUEEN SONJA #33 $3.99 DE
44 268 285 3.48 OCT121286-M GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #24 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
45 271 240 3.44 JUL120955 GREEN HORNET #32 $3.99 DE
46 272 239 3.44 SEP121022 THE LONE RANGER #11 $3.99 DE
47 274 242 3.42 APR121046 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #8 $3.99 DE
48 276 249 3.34 OCT120809-M CALIGULA HEART OF ROME #1 (MR) $3.99 AVA
49 277 237 3.33 OCT120823-M FERALS #11 (MR) $3.99 AVA
50 279 219 3.31 SEP120882 SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #7 $4.99 BON

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELSTOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 26 90 1.42 SEP121242 YU GI OH ZEXAL GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
2 27 93 1.39 OCT121241 X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD $9.99 VAL
3 31 104 1.26 SEP121245 BLEACH TP VOL 52 $9.99 VIZ
4 33 105 1.24 SEP121246 BLEACH TP VOL 53 $9.99 VIZ
5 37 114 1.20 OCT121253 BLEACH TP VOL 54 $9.99 VIZ
6 50 80 1.03 SEP121182 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV TP $13.95 RED
7 54 81 0.97 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
8 74 107 0.82 OCT120777 BEST OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 01 $14.99 ARC
9 76 156 0.80 SEP121138 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 16 $10.99 RAN
10 78 63 0.80 OCT121185 JUDGE DREDD GARTH ENNIS COLL TP (MR) $19.99 POC
11 89 47 0.74 MAR120749 CURSED PIRATE GIRL HC VOL 01 $24.95 ARA
12 97 161 0.70 SEP120802 MEGA MAN TP VOL 04 SPIRITUS EX MACHINA $11.99 ARC
13 98 52 0.70 AUG120787 SPACE 1999 AFTERSHOCK & AWE $24.95 ARA
14 99 187 0.69 SEP121243 BAKUMAN TP VOL 17 $9.99 VIZ
15 108 198 0.65 SEP121244 D GRAY MAN GN VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ
16 109 202 0.65 OCT120794 DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE GN VOL 01 $8.95 ART
17 111 101 0.63 OCT120820 FERALS TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
18 118 165 0.58 SEP120929 GARFIELD TP VOL 01 $13.99 BOO
19 124 172 0.56 OCT121275 PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA GN VOL 03 $11.99 HAC
20 136 191 0.51 OCT121268 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS MY FANATIC RABBIT GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
21 139 48 0.50 JUN121133 WEIRD HORRORS & DARING ADV JOE KUBERT ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 $39.99 FAN
22 140 194 0.50 OCT121274 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
23 143 51 0.49 OCT121089 POGO COMP SYNDICATED STRIPS HC VOL 02 BALDERDASH $39.99 FAN
24 145 200 0.49 OCT121273 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 14 $11.99 HAC
25 147 271 0.49 OCT121145 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 10 TINKER BELL RAINBOW $7.99 NBM
26 149 92 0.47 SEP121235 TEZUKA MESSAGE TO ADOLF GN VOL 02 (MR) $26.95 RAN
27 154 106 0.45 APR120795 IRON OR THE WAR AFTER HC $24.95 ARA
28 157 213 0.44 STAR17135 FUTURAMA TP VOL 01 O RAMA $12.95 BON
29 161 175 0.43 SEP120917 STEED & MRS PEEL TP GOLDEN GAME $16.99 BOO
30 165 125 0.42 JUN120795 RUST HC VOL 02 $24.95 ARA
31 168 173 0.41 SEP121249 TENJO TENGE GN VOL 10 (MR) $17.99 VIZ
32 169 235 0.41 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
33 173 79 0.39 SEP121094 SPACEHAWK TP WOLVERTON $39.99 FAN
34 178 214 0.38 OCT120883 EXILE ON PLANET O/T APES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
35 179 224 0.38 SEP121189 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 06 $12.99 ST.
36 183 296 0.37 SEP121239 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
37 184 177 0.37 AUG121317 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW TP $17.99 TRA
38 186 171 0.36 OCT121271 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 20 MASSACRE ARC PT 2 $18.99 HAC
39 187 389 0.36 AUG120777 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST VOL 03 FIELD DAY & OTHER STORIES $6.99 APE
40 189 237 0.36 JUN121382 WAKING DREAMS END TP $12.99 ZEN
41 190 150 0.36 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 $24.99 ONI
42 191 184 0.35 SEP121247 VAGABOND VIZBIG ED GN VOL 11 (MR) $19.99 VIZ
43 194 321 0.34 SEP121261 BLACK BIRD GN VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
44 198 142 0.33 AUG121251 DOCTOR WHO TP CHILD OF TIME $24.99 PAN
45 200 190 0.33 OCT121269 BLOOD LAD GN VOL 01 $18.99 HAC
46 201 134 0.32 MAR120754 SHARAZ DE HC $29.95 ARA
47 205 182 0.32 SEP110750 JIM HENSONS DARK CRYSTAL HC VOL 01 CREATION MYTHS $19.95 ARA
48 208 64 0.32 APR121114 PHANTOM COMP SERIES HC VOL 02 GOLD KEY YEARS $49.99 HER
49 211 262 0.31 SEP121191 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 01 $12.99 ST.
50 212 167 0.31 AUG121140 DELPHINE HC $24.99 FAN

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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

Please note that comics that were shipped to comic book retailers on December 28, 2012 with an on-sale date of January 2, 2013 were included in December's sales chart information.

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.