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Carbon Leaf -- ShineFinn and Jake embark on more wacky adventures in the Land of Ooo in Adventure Time #12 from BOOM! Studios' KaBOOM! imprint, the best-selling non-premier comic book of January.

KaBOOM! had three of the month's top ten non-premier titles. In addition to Adventure Time #12, Adventure Time #11 ranked #9 and Bravest Warriors #4 ranked #10.

Valiant Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by X-O Manowar #9 at #2. Also in the top ten were Shadowman #3 at #4, Harbinger #8 at #5, Archer & Armstrong #6 at #6, and Bloodshot #7 at #8.

Rounding out the top ten was Dynamite Entertainment with two titles — Masks #3 ranked #3 and The Shadow #9 ranked #7.

KaBOOM!'s collected edition of the first four issues of the sold-out Adventure Time comic in Adventure Time Volume 1 was the month's top-selling non-premier graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, Fantagraphics Books, UDON Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 97 78 13.98 NOV120968 ADVENTURE TIME #12 $3.99 BOO
2 119 93 11.38 NOV121333-M X-O MANOWAR #9 $3.99 VAL
3 130 104 10.55 NOV121081 MASKS #3 $3.99 DE
4 145 117 9.13 NOV121340-M SHADOWMAN #3 $3.99 VAL
5 151 122 8.79 NOV121342-M HARBINGER #8 $3.99 VAL
6 155 125 8.66 NOV121338-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 $3.99 VAL
7 159 133 8.23 OCT120989 SHADOW #9 $3.99 DE
8 161 134 8.17 NOV121336-M BLOODSHOT #7 $3.99 VAL
9 167 144 7.52 NOV128076 ADVENTURE TIME #11 $3.99 BOO
10 180 161 6.48 NOV120972 BRAVEST WARRIORS #4 $3.99 BOO
11 181 162 6.41 JUL120987 GAME OF THRONES #12 (MR) $3.99 DE
12 184 196 6.38 NOV120975 DEATHMATCH #2 MAIN COVERS $3.99 BOO
13 187 205 5.97 OCT120775 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #244 $2.99 ARC
14 199 182 5.34 NOV120912-M CROSSED BADLANDS #21 (MR) $3.99 AVA
15 201 185 5.24 SEP128230-M ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #1 $3.99 BOO
16 203 186 5.20 NOV120916-M CROSSED BADLANDS #22 (MR) $3.99 AVA
17 206 194 5.14 OCT121017 PATHFINDER #4 $3.99 DE
18 216 231 4.81 NOV120956 SPONGEBOB COMICS #16 $2.99 UNI
19 217 202 4.80 SEP121026 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #21 (MR) $3.99 DE
20 221 237 4.65 NOV120874 SONIC UNIVERSE #48 $2.99 ARC
21 222 222 4.65 NOV121391-M WONDERLAND #7 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
22 223 223 4.64 NOV121018 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #78 (MR) $2.95 BRO
23 224 204 4.63 NOV121098 BIONIC MAN VS BIONIC WOMAN #1 $3.99 DE
24 225 247 4.52 NOV120951 SIMPSONS COMICS #198 $2.99 BON
25 226 200 4.45 NOV121007-M LADY DEATH #25 (MR) $3.99 AVA
26 233 262 4.26 OCT120772-M MEGA MAN #21 $2.99 ARC
27 236 239 4.21 NOV121393-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #81 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
28 237 214 4.19 AUG121017 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #15 $3.99 DE
29 239 265 4.17 NOV120954 FUTURAMA COMICS #65 $2.99 BON
30 240 207 4.17 NOV120908-M FASHION BEAST #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
31 245 217 4.07 NOV120961 PEANUTS VOL 2 #5 $3.99 BOO
32 255 227 3.74 SEP120994 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #21 (MR) $3.99 DE
33 258 233 3.59 SEP121015 PROPHECY #6 $3.99 DE
34 260 234 3.58 NOV121095 DAMSELS #5 $3.99 DE
35 261 292 3.56 NOV120949 BART SIMPSON COMICS #79 $2.99 BON
36 262 278 3.56 NOV121401-M GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #4 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
37 263 235 3.54 NOV121123 THE SPIDER #8 $3.99 DE
38 265 236 3.52 AUG121044 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #11 (MR) $3.99 DE
39 272 240 3.47 OCT121027 THE LONE RANGER #12 $3.99 DE
40 273 243 3.44 SEP121034 LORD OF THE JUNGLE #12 (MR) $3.99 DE
41 280 419 3.30 OCT120874-M DEATHMATCH #1 $1.00 BOO
42 281 249 3.27 NOV120924-M FERALS #12 (MR) $3.99 AVA
43 283 255 3.26 AUG121036 GREEN HORNET #33 $3.99 DE
44 285 261 3.22 MAY121085 FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #9 $3.99 DE
45 288 264 3.14 SEP120997 JENNIFER BLOOD FIRST BLOOD #3 (MR) $3.99 DE
46 290 259 3.10 NOV120904-M CALIGULA HEART OF ROME #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
47 291 267 3.10 NOV120987 HELLRAISER ROAD BELOW #4 (MR) $3.99 BOO
48 292 268 3.08 JUL121017 ARMY OF DARKNESS ONGOING #8 $3.99 DE
49 293 281 3.08 OCT120897 STEED AND MRS PEEL #4 $3.99 BOO
50 294 273 3.01 JUL120978 BIONIC WOMAN #7 $3.99 DE

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 32 57 1.32 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
2 44 131 1.13 NOV121345 HARBINGER (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 OMEGA RISING $9.99 VAL
3 59 78 1.00 SEP121301 ALICE IN WONDERLAND TP (MR) $15.99 ZEN
4 62 124 0.95 NOV121384 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 12 $11.99 HAC
5 78 102 0.87 OCT121298 WONDERLAND TP VOL 01 $15.99 ZEN
6 85 144 0.83 NOV120875 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 04 JOURNEY TO THE EAST $11.99 ARC
7 93 35 0.77 JUL121070 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 06 1947-1948 $35.00 FAN
8 94 32 0.77 AUG121326 SUPER STREET FIGHTER GN VOL 01 $34.95 UDO
9 95 114 0.76 NOV120952 SIMPSONS COMICS SUPERNOVA TP $15.99 BON
10 101 146 0.74 NOV121389 SOUL EATER TP VOL 12 $11.99 HAC
11 136 148 0.57 SEP121028 DEJAH THORIS & THE WHITE APES OF MARS TP (MR) $16.99 DE
12 137 133 0.57 NOV120865 ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 03 $19.99 ARC
13 150 143 0.50 NOV120900 DAN THE UNHARMABLE TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
14 157 202 0.47 OCT120896 FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
15 158 153 0.47 NOV121124 THE SPIDER TP VOL 01 TERROR O/T ZOMBIE QUEEN $19.99 DE
16 159 171 0.46 OCT121300 IRRESISTIBLE TP (MR) $15.99 ZEN
17 160 163 0.46 NOV121387 BRIDES STORY HC GN BOOK 04 $16.99 HAC
18 161 295 0.46 OCT121251 LOVELESS GN VOL 10 $9.99 VIZ
19 166 312 0.44 OCT120768 BETTY & VERONICA PROM PRINCESSES TP $9.99 ARC
20 171 135 0.42 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 $24.99 ONI
21 172 432 0.42 AUG120777 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST VOL 03 FIELD DAY & OTHER STORIES $6.99 APE
22 186 173 0.38 OCT120994 BOYS TP VOL 12 BLOODY DOORS OFF (MR) $19.99 DE
23 191 161 0.38 JUL121018 HOBBIT TP $20.00 RAN
24 202 293 0.35 NOV121388 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 03 $11.99 HAC
25 203 179 0.35 JAN128076 UNDERWATER WELDER GN $19.95 TOP
26 207 70 0.34 JUL121170 CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HC $50.00 RAN
27 210 212 0.34 NOV120992 PLANET OF THE APES TP VOL 04 $19.99 BOO
28 214 216 0.33 OCT121200 GIRL FRIENDS COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02 (MR) $17.99 ST.
29 224 224 0.32 SEP121168 BAD MEDICINE TP VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
30 228 232 0.31 OCT121201 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 06 $17.99 ST.
31 231 230 0.31 JUN128008 NINJETTES TP VOL 01 $19.99 DE
32 233 82 0.31 SEP121126 ALEX TOTH ZORRO COMP DELL COMICS ADVENTURES HC $49.99 HER
33 234 213 0.31 NOV121316 DEAR BELOVED STRANGER GN $19.95 TOP
34 237 126 0.30 JUN121133 WEIRD HORRORS & DARING ADV JOE KUBERT ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 $39.99 FAN
35 238 361 0.30 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
36 244 243 0.30 NOV121178 COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 03 FRITZ CAT (MR) $19.99 FAN
37 250 395 0.29 MAY120858 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 KNUCKLES RETURNS $11.99 ARC
38 256 334 0.28 NOV121006 EXTERMINATION TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
39 260 137 0.28 FEB042691 FROM HELL TP (MR) $35.00 TOP
40 261 339 0.27 MAY042405 FUTURAMA TP VOL 02 ADVENTURES $14.95 BON
41 262 341 0.27 NOV120965 ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
42 266 263 0.27 JUL120979 KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY TP VOL 01 $19.99 DE
43 272 152 0.27 APR121096 JACK JACKSON AMERICAN HISTORY TEJANOS CAUSE HC $35.00 FAN
44 275 502 0.27 SEP121080 HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY HANKY SPANKY GN (A) $9.99 ERO
45 278 468 0.26 OCT120741 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 03 WALKING DAD $10.99 ANT
46 288 211 0.26 MAY111197 INFINITE KUNG FU GN $24.95 TOP
47 291 214 0.26 AUG121236 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 $24.99 ONI
48 293 48 0.25 OCT121119 BLACK INCAL DLX HC VOL 01 (MR) $79.95 HUM
49 295 370 0.25 OCT121252 LOVELESS 2-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02 $14.99 VIZ
50 301 108 0.24 AUG121263 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS THE HEAP HC VOL 01 $47.99 DIA

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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.