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In Our Time -- Gnosticism A bank robbery committed by Bruce Wayne poses a mystery that Batman must solve in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #19 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book to retailers in April.

In total, DC Comics had three of the top ten best-selling comics in April. Also in the top ten were Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' Justice League #19 at #5 and Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Batman and Red Robin #19 at #9.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi's Thanos Rising #1 at #2. Three issues of Brian Michael Bendis' Age of Ultron placed in the top ten; issue #4 ranked #4, issue #5 ranked #6,and issue #6 ranked #7. Finally, Bendis and Steve McNiven's Guardians of the Galaxy #2 ranked #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's Jupiter's Legacy #1 from Image Comics ranked #3 for the month.

Among the Premier Publishers, Brian Wood's Star Wars #4 from Dark Horse Comics was that publisher's top book for the month at #40.

Finally, IDW Publishing's top book for April was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #6 at #65.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 100.00 FEB130151-M BATMAN #19 $3.99 DC 
2 3 86.81 FEB130488-M THANOS RISING #1 $3.99 MAR
3 9 79.79 FEB130379-M JUPITERS LEGACY #1 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
4 5 76.47 FEB130474-M AGE OF ULTRON #4 $3.99 MAR
5 4 76.39 FEB130121-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #19 $3.99 DC 
6 6 74.15 FEB130477-M AGE OF ULTRON #5 $3.99 MAR
7 7 73.59 FEB130480-M AGE OF ULTRON #6 $3.99 MAR
8 19 68.38 FEB130472-M WALKING DEAD #109 (MR) $2.99 IMA
9 20 67.49 FEB130150 BATMAN AND RED ROBIN #19 $2.99 DC 
10 12 66.73 FEB130512-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2 $3.99 MAR
11 8 66.55 FEB130536 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
12 10 64.83 FEB130537 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
13 11 64.14 FEB130543-M ALL NEW X-MEN #10 $3.99 MAR
14 13 61.19 JAN130658 UNCANNY AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
15 14 60.57 FEB130545-M UNCANNY X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
16 16 59.72 FEB130547-M UNCANNY X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
17 15 59.71 FEB130501-M AVENGERS #10 $3.99 MAR
18 1 58.97 FEB130159-M DETECTIVE COMICS #19 $7.99 DC 
19 17 58.86 FEB130499-M AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MAR
20 18 58.29 FEB130487 UNCANNY AVENGERS #7 $3.99 MAR
21 24 53.74 FEB130170-M GREEN LANTERN #19 $2.99 DC 
22 21 47.99 FEB130505-M NEW AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
23 22 43.26 FEB130556-M WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MAR
24 32 43.15 FEB130553-M DEADPOOL #7 $2.99 MAR
25 34 42.73 FEB130146-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #10 $2.99 DC 
26 23 41.98 FEB130526-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #6 $3.99 MAR
27 38 40.36 FEB130461 SAGA #12 (MR) $2.99 IMA
28 39 39.99 FEB130555 DEADPOOL #8 $2.99 MAR
29 40 39.84 FEB130157-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #19 $2.99 DC 
30 25 39.36 FEB130138-M ACTION COMICS #19 $3.99 DC 
31 26 38.99 FEB130530-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #7 $3.99 MAR
32 44 36.78 FEB130141-M SUPERMAN #19 $2.99 DC 
33 27 36.17 FEB130519-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #6 $3.99 MAR
34 28 35.61 FEB130486 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #27AU $3.99 MAR
35 46 35.55 FEB130168 NIGHTWING #19 $2.99 DC 
36 47 35.18 FEB130129-M WONDER WOMAN #19 $2.99 DC 
37 49 34.76 FEB130162 BATGIRL #19 $2.99 DC 
38 29 34.76 FEB130558-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 MAR
39 51 34.41 FEB130135-M EARTH 2 #11 $2.99 DC 
40 50 34.07 FEB130044 STAR WARS #4 $2.99 DAR
41 30 33.94 FEB130485 ULTRON #1AU $3.99 MAR
42 31 33.28 JAN130688-M IRON MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
43 52 33.22 FEB130173-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19 $2.99 DC 
44 33 32.33 FEB130593-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #28 $3.99 MAR
45 53 31.84 FEB130127-M FLASH #19 $2.99 DC 
46 36 31.66 FEB130440 EAST OF WEST #2 [*] $3.50 IMA
47 35 31.40 FEB130551-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #7 $3.99 MAR
48 54 31.39 FEB130175-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #19 $2.99 DC 
49 56 31.25 FEB130521-M FANTASTIC FOUR #6 $2.99 MAR
50 37 30.91 DEC120168-M BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #6 (MR) $3.99 DC 
51 41 30.68 FEB130510-M NOVA #3 $3.99 MAR
52 58 30.13 FEB130579-M DAREDEVIL #25 $2.99 MAR
53 59 30.03 JAN130720 HAWKEYE #9 $2.99 MAR
54 57 29.92 FEB130196-M TEEN TITANS #19 $2.99 DC 
55 60 29.75 FEB130523 FANTASTIC FOUR #7 $2.99 MAR
56 42 29.27 FEB130503-M SECRET AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
57 62 27.98 FEB130532-M THUNDERBOLTS #8 $2.99 MAR
58 63 27.72 FEB130169 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19 $2.99 DC 
59 45 27.23 FEB130483-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #14AU $3.99 MAR
60 180 27.07 FEB130746-M JIRNI #1 $1.00 ASP
61 48 26.42 FEB130576 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #22 $3.99 MAR
62 66 26.26 FEB130591 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #4 $2.99 MAR
63 67 26.24 FEB130177-M RED LANTERNS #19 $2.99 DC 
64 69 26.01 FEB130534-M YOUNG AVENGERS #4 $2.99 MAR
65 43 25.66 FEB130276-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #6 $3.99 IDW
66 71 24.92 FEB130524-M FF #6 $2.99 MAR
67 73 23.87 FEB130163-M BATWOMAN #19 $2.99 DC 
68 55 23.60 FEB130539-M A PLUS X #7 $3.99 MAR
69 75 23.30 FEB130179-M CONSTANTINE #2 $2.99 DC 
70 78 22.64 FEB130115-M GREEN ARROW #19 $2.99 DC 
71 79 22.54 FEB130507-M AVENGERS ARENA #7 $2.99 MAR
72 80 22.37 FEB130144-M SUPERGIRL #19 $2.99 DC 
73 81 22.14 FEB130185 SWAMP THING #19 $2.99 DC 
74 61 21.75 FEB130563 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #19 $3.99 MAR
75 85 21.50 FEB130541-M X-MEN LEGACY #9 $2.99 MAR
76 86 21.23 FEB130165 CATWOMAN #19 $2.99 DC 
77 88 21.11 FEB130509 AVENGERS ARENA #8 $2.99 MAR
78 91 20.88 FEB130232-M BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #1 $2.99 DC 
79 90 20.86 FEB130184 ANIMAL MAN #19 $2.99 DC 
80 89 20.77 FEB130137 WORLDS FINEST #11 $2.99 DC 
81 64 20.50 FEB130599-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #61 $3.99 MAR
82 65 20.08 FEB130601 X-TERMINATION #2 $3.99 MAR
83 70 19.35 FEB130577-M DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #7 $3.99 MAR
84 95 19.23 FEB130183 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19 $2.99 DC 
85 96 19.11 FEB130238-M HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 $2.99 DC 
86 98 18.39 FEB130193 SUICIDE SQUAD #19 $2.99 DC 
87 99 18.32 FEB130143 SUPERBOY #19 $2.99 DC 
88 100 18.32 FEB130560-M SCARLET SPIDER #16 $2.99 MAR
89 101 18.20 FEB130155-M TALON #7 $2.99 DC 
90 103 17.79 FEB130517-M FEARLESS DEFENDERS #3 $2.99 MAR
91 68 17.66 FEB130278-M MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #3 RARITY $3.99 IDW
92 77 17.24 JAN130723 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #23 $3.99 MAR
93 105 16.90 FEB130564 VENOM #33 $2.99 MAR
94 107 16.74 FEB130565 VENOM #34 $2.99 MAR
95 106 16.57 FEB130015-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #20 $2.99 DAR
96 109 16.43 FEB130166 BIRDS OF PREY #19 $2.99 DC 
97 72 16.41 FEB130836 ADVENTURE TIME #15 $3.99 BOO
98 82 16.40 FEB130240 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #4 $3.99 DC 
99 113 16.26 FEB130595-M AGE OF APOCALYPSE #14 $2.99 MAR
100 84 16.22 FEB130575 ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE #3 $3.99 MAR

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Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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 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.