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Radio6 -- Screen6 with Edith Bowman Aspen's tenth-anniversary celebration continued in March with the debut of Shrugged2 #1 from Frank Mastromauro and Micah Gunnell, the best-selling Non-Premier comic to direct market specialty retailers in March.

BOOM! Studios had two titles in the top ten, both from their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint. Adventure Time #14 ranked #2 and Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake #3 ranked #3.

Valiant Entertainment had three titles in the top ten, led by X-O Manowar #11 at #4. Also in the top ten were Shadowman #5 at #6 and Harbinger #10 at #7.

Dynamite Entertainment had two titles in the top ten; Mark Waid's Green Hornet #1 ranked #5 and The Shadow #10 ranked #10.

Rounding out the top ten was Oni Press with the Viking series Helheim #1 at #9.

Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley's supernatural epic came to a close in The Tower Chronicles: Geisthawk Volume 4 from Legendary, the best-selling Non-Premier graphic novel for March.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Avatar Press, BOOM! Studios, Humanoids, Top shelf Productions, Valiant Entertainment, and VIZ Media.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 78 206 22.23 JAN130867-M SHRUGGED VOL 2 #1 $1.00 ASP
2 102 81 16.07 JAN130975 ADVENTURE TIME #14 $3.99 BOO
3 106 82 15.47 JAN130968 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #3 $3.99 BOO
4 135 108 11.43 JAN131298-M X-O MANOWAR #11 $3.99 VAL
5 140 112 10.96 JAN131019-M MARK WAID GREEN HORNET #1 $3.99 DE
6 153 130 9.53 JAN131302-M SHADOWMAN #5 $3.99 VAL
7 167 140 8.84 JAN131310-M HARBINGER #10 $3.99 VAL
8 169 137 8.72 JAN130884-M CROSSED BADLANDS #25 (MR) $3.99 AVA
9 171 143 8.61 JAN131225-M HELHEIM #1 (MR) $3.99 ONI
10 175 148 8.47 NOV121085 SHADOW #10 $3.99 DE
11 180 153 8.03 JAN131307-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #8 $3.99 VAL
12 183 155 7.95 JAN131312-M BLOODSHOT #9 $3.99 VAL
13 194 174 7.21 JAN131042 GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #2 (MR) $3.99 DE
14 196 139 7.12 JAN130940 SIMPSONS COMICS #200 $4.99 BON
15 204 189 6.38 OCT121029 GAME OF THRONES #13 (MR) $3.99 DE
16 205 195 6.20 JAN130971 BRAVEST WARRIORS #6 $3.99 BOO
17 206 221 6.17 DEC120826 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #246 $2.99 ARC
18 207 193 6.04 JAN130896-M CROSSED BADLANDS #26 (MR) $3.99 AVA
19 208 216 6.03 JAN130951 FAIRY QUEST #2 $3.99 BOO
20 214 201 5.74 JAN131063-M DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS #2 (MR) $3.99 DE
21 217 207 5.52 JAN130798 RACHEL RISING #15 $3.99 ABS
22 218 210 5.41 JAN131046-M VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #3 $3.99 DE
23 220 214 5.34 JAN130861 SONIC UNIVERSE #50 $3.99 ARC
24 226 243 5.08 JAN130941 SPONGEBOB COMICS #18 $2.99 UNI
25 231 237 4.92 JAN131000 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #79 (MR) $2.95 BRO
26 234 218 4.86 NOV121109 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #23 (MR) $3.99 DE
27 235 220 4.76 NOV121060 VAMPIRELLA #27 $3.99 DE
28 236 240 4.76 JAN131358-M GFT WONDERLAND #9 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
29 238 264 4.57 JAN130938 FUTURAMA COMICS #66 $2.99 BON
30 239 246 4.51 JAN131364-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #83 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
31 242 249 4.39 JAN130830-M DREW HAYES POISON ELVES #1 (MR) $2.99 APE
32 245 248 4.34 JAN130959 DEATHMATCH #4 MAIN COVERS $3.99 BOO
33 250 223 4.17 JAN131360-M GFT MADNESS OF WONDERLAND #2 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
34 253 235 4.00 JAN130989 PEANUTS VOL 2 #7 $3.99 BOO
35 255 238 3.96 OCT121030 KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #17 $3.99 DE
36 256 229 3.94 JAN130922-M FASHION BEAST #7 (MR) $3.99 AVA
37 258 285 3.87 DEC120824 MEGA MAN #23 $2.99 ARC
38 260 241 3.83 JAN130874-M LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #2 $3.99 ASP
39 262 289 3.80 JAN130937 BART SIMPSON COMICS #81 $2.99 BON
40 265 231 3.76 JAN131368-M GFT GRIMM UNIVERSE #4 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
41 270 247 3.67 NOV121102 BIONIC MAN #18 $3.99 DE
42 275 254 3.54 DEC121045 JENNIFER BLOOD #24 (MR) $3.99 DE
43 277 258 3.49 OCT121023 QUEEN SONJA #34 $3.99 DE
44 278 257 3.48 DEC121031 DAMSELS #6 $3.99 DE
45 279 261 3.46 JAN130944 HELLRAISER DARK WATCH #2 (MR) $3.99 BOO
46 281 263 3.44 JAN131074 BIONIC MAN VS BIONIC WOMAN #3 $3.99 DE
47 282 265 3.40 DEC121048 SHERLOCK HOLMES LIVERPOOL DEMON #3 $3.99 DE
48 284 256 3.37 JAN130926-M FERALS #13 (MR) $3.99 AVA
49 286 274 3.27 JAN131084 THE SPIDER #10 $3.99 DE
50 287 325 3.24 NOV120859 ARCHIE #641 ARCHIE MEETS GLEE PT 1 $2.99 ARC

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELSTOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 35 102 1.48 JAN131201 TOWER CHRONICLES GN VOL 04 GEISTHAWK $7.99 LEG
2 36 14 1.46 JAN130978 ADVENTURE TIME MATHEMATICAL ED HC VOL 01 $34.99 BOO
3 41 53 1.39 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
4 44 95 1.34 JAN131309 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) TP VOL 01 $9.99 VAL
5 49 28 1.29 JAN130904 CROSSED TP VOL 05 (MR) $24.99 AVA
6 50 55 1.25 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
7 64 135 1.06 DEC121281 ONE PIECE TP VOL 66 $9.99 VIZ
8 83 128 0.91 DEC120829 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 02 ORDER FROM CHAOS $11.99 ARC
9 85 23 0.89 DEC121142 MUSE DLX HC (MR) $34.95 HUM
10 92 164 0.85 DEC121295 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
11 97 178 0.82 DEC121299 VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 16 $9.99 VIZ
12 100 137 0.80 JAN131351 SOUL EATER TP VOL 13 $11.99 HAC
13 102 126 0.79 DEC120953 PEANUTS TP VOL 02 $13.99 BOO
14 117 193 0.73 DEC121282 BAKUMAN TP VOL 18 $9.99 VIZ
15 121 121 0.72 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
16 122 79 0.72 SEP121198 TANK GIRL EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL HC (MR) $19.95 RAN
17 123 82 0.71 DEC121325 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 05 $19.99 ZEN
18 124 136 0.71 NOV121260 PENNY ARCADE TP VOL 09 PASSIONS HOWL $14.99 ONI
19 125 156 0.70 OCT121259 NAOKI URASAWA 21ST CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 02 $12.99 VIZ
20 128 203 0.70 JAN131338 POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 15 $9.99 VIZ
21 133 75 0.67 DEC121275 VALIANT MASTERS NINJAK HC VOL 01 BLACK WATER $24.99 VAL
22 137 157 0.64 JAN131371 GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW TP (MR) $12.99 ZEN
23 159 25 0.58 OCT121176 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS PHANTOM LADY COLL WORKS HC VOL 01 $47.99 DIA
24 161 107 0.58 JAN131250 JUDGE DREDD ORIGINS TP (MR) $19.99 POC
25 167 243 0.56 DEC121280 BARRAGE TP VOL 01 $9.99 VIZ
26 180 233 0.52 DEC120825 SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH MAGIC WITHIN TP VOL 01 $10.99 ARC
27 182 253 0.52 JAN131339 POKEMON THE MOVIE KYUREM VS SWORD OF JUSTICE GN $9.99 VIZ
28 183 139 0.52 JAN131045 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 DE
29 191 125 0.50 FEB100651 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $21.95 SLA
30 195 131 0.49 JAN130839 HAWKEN GENESIS HC $19.95 ARA
31 197 150 0.48 MAY111095 CROW SPECIAL ED TP $18.00 POC
32 204 195 0.47 DEC121221 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 04 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
33 207 259 0.47 JAN131275 JOHNNY BOO HC VOL 05 DOES SOMETHING $9.95 TOP
34 209 222 0.46 JAN131348 DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
35 210 155 0.46 JAN131083 WITCHBLADE RED SONJA TP $19.99 DE
36 214 159 0.45 DEC121291 NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 02 $19.99 VIZ
37 233 307 0.40 DEC121284 RIN-NE GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
38 238 122 0.39 DEC121110 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 19 1987-1988 $28.99 FAN
39 241 324 0.38 DEC121285 VAGABOND TP VOL 34 (MR) $9.95 VIZ
40 242 239 0.38 DEC121290 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 3-IN-1 ED TP VOL 04 $14.99 VIZ
41 245 186 0.37 JAN131349 HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 21 MASSACRE ARC PT 3 (NOTE PR $18.99 HAC
42 255 198 0.35 NOV121261 BAD MACHINERY GN VOL 01 CASE O/T TEAM SPIRIT $19.99 ONI
43 265 58 0.34 SEP121127 PHANTOM COMP DAILIES HC VOL 05 1943-1944 $49.99 HER
44 274 238 0.33 JUL120772 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG COMPLETE COMIC ENCYCLOPEDIA TP $16.99 ARC
45 282 124 0.32 DEC121215 JUDGE DREDD DAY OF CHAOS FOURTH FACTION GN (MR) $28.99 DIA
46 284 271 0.32 DEC121222 MAYO CHICKI GN VOL 02 $12.99 ST.
47 287 35 0.32 DEC121141 LUMINOUS INCAL DLX HC (MR) $79.95 HUM
48 292 385 0.32 DEC121294 PSYREN GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
49 300 402 0.30 DEC121286 DEMON LOVE SPELL GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
50 302 279 0.30 JAN130863 NEW CRUSADERS RISE O/T HEROES TP $14.99 ARC

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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.