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Presenting January 2013'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 January 2013

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 3.49 OCT120867 BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #2 (MR) $4.99 AVA
2 1 3.06 NOV121428 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #1 1989 BATMAN MOVIE $20.00 EAG
3 2 2.48 SEP121323 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #22 RED HOOD BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
4 3 2.41 SEP121324 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #23 BATWING WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG
5 5 1.75 OCT121347 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #455 $10.99 PAN
6 8 1.60 OCT121323 BACK ISSUE #62 $8.95 TWO
7 4 1.28 OCT121317 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL GIANT MAN $28.00 EAG
8 11 1.26 SEP121325 ALTER EGO #114 $8.95 TWO
9 9 1.07 OCT128313 DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #33 $11.99 PAN
10 7 1.02 SEP121322 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #190 VANCE ASTRO $14.00 EAG

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 3.83 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
2 3 1.73 SEP120438 FRANK CHO WOMEN HC BOOK 02 (MR) $24.99 IMA
3 7 0.90 OCT121382 NEIL GAIMAN CHUS DAY HC $17.99 HAR
4 17 0.83 OCT121338 DC SUPER HEROES DARK KNIGHT YR TP JOKER VIRUS $5.95 CAP
5 18 0.76 OCT121336 DC SUPER HEROES DARK KNIGHT YR TP CAT COMMANDER $5.95 CAP
6 6 0.73 JUL121374 BEHIND THE SOFA CELEBRITY MEMORIES OF DOCTOR WHO PX HC $24.99 DIA
7 22 0.69 OCT121337 DC SUPER HEROES DARK KNIGHT YR TP SCARECROWS FLOCK OF FEAR ( $5.95 CAP
8 36 0.69 NOV121443 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP FIVE RIDDLES FOR ROBIN $4.95 CAP
9 37 0.69 NOV121444 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP FUN HOUSE OF EVIL $4.95 CAP
10 25 0.68 OCT121339 DC SUPER HEROES DARK KNIGHT YR TP KILLER CROC OF DOOM $5.95 CAP

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 OCT121403 DC COMICS BATMAN THE LEGEND T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
2 6 OCT121399 BOWMAN 2012 STERLING FOOTBALL T/C BOX $234.25 TOP
3 7 SEP121418 BOWMAN 2012 STERLING BASEBALL T/C BOX $234.25 TOP
4 4 AUG121547 TOPPS 2012 STRATA FOOTBALL T/C BOX $59.20 TOP
5 2 JUN121495 DC COMICS NEW 52 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
6 3 NOV121507 BENCHWARMER VAULT 2012 T/C BOX $38.95 BEN
7 5 AUG121553 VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
8 8 AUG121554 MARVEL BRONZE AGE 1970-1985 T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
9 12 SEP121417 BOWMAN 2012 DRAFT PICKS & PROSPECTS BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
10 13 OCT121402 DEADWORLD T/C COLLECTOR SET $48.90 BRE

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 53 OCT121883 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS HOODED BATHROBE $75.99 PIN
3 57 OCT121965 STAR WARS JEDI HOODED COTTON BATHROBE $75.99 PIN
4 2 AUG121734 DEADPOOL WOVEN BIGGIE KNIT CAP $18.99 NEW
5 51 OCT121872 SUPERMAN SYMBOL COTTON BATHROBE $65.99 PIN
6 62 OCT121870 BATMAN SYMBOL COTTON BATHROBE $65.99 PIN
7 12 OCT121500 DOCTOR WHO TENTH DOCTOR COSTUME T/S LG $26.00 TIT
8 81 OCT121928 SPIDER-MAN RED & BLUE HOODED COTTON BATHROBE $75.99 PIN
9 18 OCT121499 DOCTOR WHO TENTH DOCTOR COSTUME T/S MED $26.00 TIT
10 10 OCT121854 HALFLING SLIPPERS $19.99 THI

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 NOV120799 SAVAGE WOLVERINE POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 1 OCT121944 FIREFLY 10TH ANN CELEBRATION ART PRINT $19.95 QUA
3 7 NOV120803 SECRET AVENGERS POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
4 8 NOV120800 YOUNG AVENGERS POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 3 OCT121976 WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 ZOMBIE POSTER $7.99 SCO
6 10 NOV120801 NOVA POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
7 11 OCT120713 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 6 OCT121975 WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 ATTACK THE RV POSTER $7.99 SCO
9 12 NOV120802 FEARLESS DEFENDERS POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
10 130 JUL110768 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY PACO MEDINA POSTER $8.99 MAR

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 AUG121885 SW HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE DX SILICONE TRAY $14.99 KOT
2 7 AUG122048 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS & DALEK SALT & PEPPER SET $17.99 PHI
3 4 AUG121887 SW MILLENIUM FALCON DX SILICONE TRAY $14.99 KOT
4 5 AUG121886 SW R2-D2 DX SILICONE TRAY $14.99 KOT
5 18 OCT121962 STAR TREK DOOR CHIME $29.99 THI
6 30 OCT121753 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS 3D CERAMIC TEAPOT $49.99 UND
7 98 SEP121810 DOCTOR WHO EXPANDING TARDIS TENT $139.99 UND
8 3 OCT121970 POP WALKING DEAD DARYL DIXON VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
9 2 JUL121877 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY $9.99 KOT
10 6 OCT121969 POP WALKING DEAD RICK GRIMES VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 14 DEC121979 GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE DVD $5.00 VPD
2 20 DEC121978 GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE BD $10.00 VPD
3 13 DEC121935 YOUNG JUSTICE INVASION DESTINY CALLING DVD $13.00 WAR
4 1 OCT122073 MOTU 30TH ANN DVD COLL $54.00 MIL
5 29 NOV122082 MY LITTLE PONY ADVENTURES CRYSTAL EMPIRE DVD $10.00 GAI
6 3 DEC121944 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 13 $28.00 WAR
7 17 NOV122084 BLEACH THE MOVIE HELL VERSE DVD $14.00 WAR
8 4 DEC121974 DOCTOR WHO SHADA DVD $29.00 WAR
9 74 NOV122110 PISTOL FOR DJANGO/DJANGO KILLS SILENTLY DVD $4.00 GAI
10 18 NOV122103 NINJA SCROLL BD $15.00 SEC

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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.