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Presenting May 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 May 2013

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 2.82 JAN131394 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #31 AZRAEL WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG
2 5 2.81 FEB131050-M HEAVY METAL #262 NEWSSTAND ED (MR) $7.95 HEA
3 15 2.77 FEB130807 BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #4 (MR) $4.99 AVA
4 3 2.74 JAN131393 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #30 KILLER CROC BLACK ROOK ( $16.00 EAG
5 14 2.63 FEB130237 MAD MAGAZINE #521 $5.99 DC 
6 6 2.47 JAN131397 COMIC BOOK CREATOR #1 $8.95 TWO
7 2 2.25 JAN131391 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #5 DETECTIVE #400 $20.00 EAG
8 7 2.06 FEB131254 DR WHO MAGAZINE #459 $9.99 DIA
9 9 1.90 JAN131396 BACK ISSUE #64 $8.95 TWO
10 4 1.68 JAN131392 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #6 DETECTIVE #156 $20.00 EAG

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

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RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.61 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
2 2 0.99 MAR131301 FROM HELL COMPANION SC (MR) $29.95 TOP
3 10 0.77 FEB131256 DOCTOR WHO DALEK COLLECTIBLE FIGURINE & BOOK KIT $9.95 RUN
4 11 0.77 FEB131257 DOCTOR WHO LIGHT UP TARDIS & BOOK KIT $9.95 RUN
5 3 0.64 FEB131270 RESURRECTIONIST LOST WORK OF DR SPENCER BLACK HC $24.95 RAN
6 25 0.57 DEC121363 DOCTOR WHO WHERES THE DOCTOR SC $7.99 PEN
7 12 0.53 DEC121362 DOCTOR WHO OFFICIAL STICKER BOOK SC $12.99 PEN
8 9 0.52 FEB121318 DARTH VADER AND SON HC $14.95 CHR
9 27 0.48 MAR130426 MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 04 $9.99 IDE
10 13 0.46 FEB131280 WORLD WAR Z MOVIE TIE IN ED TP $14.95 RAN

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JAN131460 SUPERMAN THE LEGEND T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
2 3 JAN131454 BOWMAN 2013 BASEBALL T/C JUMBO BOX $104.08 TOP
3 2 MAR131522 GAME OF THRONES SEASON TWO T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
4 4 JAN131465 MARVEL GREATEST BATTLES T/C BOX $82.50 RIT
5 5 JAN131453 BOWMAN 2013 BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.35 TOP
6 6 MAR131517 TRANSFORMERS T/C BOX $61.10 BRE
7 8 JAN131455 TOPPS 2013 ARCHIVES FOOTBALL T/C BOX $77.81 TOP
8 7 MAR131518 FRINGE SEASON 3 & 4 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
9 13 DEC121404 TOPPS 2013 MUSEUM COLLECTION BASEBALL T/C BOX $171.79 TOP
10 11 DEC128246 STAR WARS JEDI LEGACY T/C BOX $72.77 TOP

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

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 NOV121692 HEROMESH DEADPOOL STRETCH FIT CAP $24.99 NEW
2 2 JUN128243 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS LAPLANDER $21.99 ELO
3 12 FEB131507 DOCTOR WHO ELEVENTH DOCTOR COSTUME T/S MED $26.00 TIT
4 3 FEB131523 MY LITTLE PONY BETTER THAN THE REST BLK T/S MED $18.99 MIG
5 5 FEB131522 MY LITTLE PONY BETTER THAN THE REST BLK T/S SM $18.99 MIG
6 6 FEB131524 MY LITTLE PONY BETTER THAN THE REST BLK T/S LG $18.99 MIG
7 7 STAR00972 BATMAN SYMBOL I BLK T/S LG $18.95 GRA
8 19 NOV121696 HEROMESH BATMAN STRETCH FIT CAP $24.99 NEW
9 23 FEB131509 DOCTOR WHO ELEVENTH DOCTOR COSTUME T/S XL $26.00 TIT
10 9 DEC121484 CAPTAIN AMERICA NEW SHIELD NAVY HEATHER T/S LG $18.99 MAD

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

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 MAR130753 STORM BY MANARA POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 4 MAR130752 SHANNA BY MANARA POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 6 MAR130755 WOLVERINE BY DELLOTTO POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 7 MAR130754 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN BY MARTIN POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 1 NOV120380 MICHAEL GOLDEN GI JOE ARTIST ED PORTFOLIO $30.00 IDE
6 117 MAR120696 ASTONISHING X-MEN BY WEAVER POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 10 JAN120768 CARNAGE BY CRAIN POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 9 MAY120479 WALKING DEAD #100 POSTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
9 83 OCT110748 VENOM EVENT BY STEFANO CASELLI POSTER $8.99 MAR
10 125 DEC110760 SECRET AVENGERS BY ARTHUR ADAMS POSTER $8.99 MAR

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

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 37 MAR132167 DISNEY PIXAR MYSTERIO MINIS BB 24PC DISP $167.76 FUN
2 3 FEB131889 ST TNG COMMUNICATOR BADGE REPLICA $19.95 QUA
3 8 SEP128333 POP WALKING DEAD MICHONNE & GID PET ZOMBIES PX 3 PK $26.99 FUN
4 1 FEB131796 POP ADVENTURE TIME FINN VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
5 2 FEB131797 POP ADVENTURE TIME JAKE VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
6 4 FEB131799 POP ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
7 6 FEB131798 POP ADVENTURE TIME LUMPY SPACE PRINCESS VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
8 7 FEB131800 POP ADVENTURE TIME ICE KING VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
9 106 JUN122076 BATMAN LOGO 144 PC BUTTON ASST $84.24 ATA
10 9 MAR132184 POP IRON MAN 3 IRON MAN VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN

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

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RANK
DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 DEC128350 DCU SUPERMAN UNBOUND BD + DVD $18.00 WAR
2 16 MAR132270 MARVEL KNIGHTS INHUMANS DVD $10.00 GAI
3 8 DEC128351 DCU SUPERMAN UNBOUND DVD $14.00 WAR
4 4 MAR132344 JOHNNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT COMP SER DVD $26.00 GAI
5 13 APR132246 BEETLEJUICE DVD SEA 01 $13.00 GAI
6 6 MAR132285 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 14 $28.00 WAR
7 19 APR132254 ULTRAMARINES WARHAMMER DVD $14.00 VPD
8 31 APR132282 CAPTAIN AMERICA 1990 BD $10.00 GAI
9 1 APR132255 APPLESEED XIII COMP SER BD + DVD LTD ED $41.00 FUN
10 28 APR132261 KAMPFER FUR DIE LIEBE DVD $12.00 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.