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Charlotte Church -- Lasts, or EschatonThe women of the X-Men — among them, Storm, Rogue, Rachel Summers, and Jubilee — join forces in Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in May.

In total, Marvel Comics had six of the month's top ten comic books. In addition to X-Men #1, Age of Ultron #7 ranked #4, Age of Ultron #8 ranked #5, Superior Spider-Man #9 ranked #6, Superior Spider-Man #10 ranked #7, and All-New X-Men #11 ranked #9.

DC Comics had four titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #20 at #2. Also in the top ten were Justice League #20 at #3, Justice League of America 33 at #8, and Detective Comics #20 at #10.

Among the other premier publishers, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #110 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard was the publisher's top book for the month at #13.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in May was Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda's Star Wars #5, ranking #41 for the month.

Finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #7 was the publisher's top book at #68.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 137.66 FEB130492-M X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
2 3 100.00 MAR130201-M BATMAN #20 $3.99 DC 
3 4 75.69 MAR130173-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #20 $3.99 DC 
4 5 74.91 MAR130600-M AGE OF ULTRON #7 $3.99 MAR
5 6 74.03 MAR130603-M AGE OF ULTRON #8 $3.99 MAR
6 7 72.58 MAR130615-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
7 8 66.14 MAR130617 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 MAR
8 9 64.54 FEB130111-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 $3.99 DC 
9 10 62.45 MAR130614 ALL NEW X-MEN #11 $3.99 MAR
10 12 60.64 MAR130210-M DETECTIVE COMICS #20 $3.99 DC 
11 11 60.45 MAR130624-M IRON MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
12 13 60.34 MAR130163-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 $3.99 DC 
13 21 59.25 MAR130595 WALKING DEAD #110 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 14 58.63 MAR130609-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MAR
15 15 58.10 MAR130612-M AVENGERS #12 $3.99 MAR
16 16 57.05 MAR130638 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
17 17 56.20 MAR130608 UNCANNY AVENGERS #8AU $3.99 MAR
18 18 54.78 MAR130611 AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MAR
19 2 52.24 MAR130224-M GREEN LANTERN #20 $7.99 DC 
20 19 52.13 MAR130636-M THANOS RISING #2 $3.99 MAR
21 25 50.54 MAR130200 BATMAN AND RED HOOD #20 $2.99 DC 
22 20 46.00 MAR130633 NEW AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
23 35 44.40 MAR130196-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #11 $2.99 DC 
24 31 44.34 MAR130432-M TEN GRAND #1 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
25 39 41.39 FEB130125-M AQUAMAN #19 $2.99 DC 
26 43 39.75 MAR130643 DEADPOOL #9 $2.99 MAR
27 46 39.11 MAR130644 DEADPOOL #10 $2.99 MAR
28 44 39.08 MAR130207-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #20 $2.99 DC 
29 24 38.71 MAR130651 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #7 $3.99 MAR
30 48 38.51 MAR130177-M AQUAMAN #20 $2.99 DC 
31 26 38.46 MAR130647-M WOLVERINE #3 $3.99 MAR
32 27 37.87 MAR130652 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #8 $3.99 MAR
33 29 37.68 MAR130649 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #8 $3.99 MAR
34 28 37.45 MAR130189-M ACTION COMICS #20 $3.99 DC 
35 30 36.99 FEB130549-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #4 $3.99 MAR
36 32 35.40 MAR130662-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #5 $3.99 MAR
37 51 35.23 MAR130192-M SUPERMAN #20 $2.99 DC 
38 33 35.20 MAR130627-M IRON MAN #10 $3.99 MAR
39 53 34.90 MAR130220 NIGHTWING #20 $2.99 DC 
40 54 34.77 MAR130295-M WAKE #1 (MR) $2.99 DC 
41 52 34.34 MAR130057 STAR WARS #5 $2.99 DAR
42 34 34.12 MAR130650 CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 $3.99 MAR
43 57 34.09 MAR130185-M EARTH 2 #12 $2.99 DC 
44 22 33.46 MAR130209 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
45 58 33.34 MAR130227-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20 $2.99 DC 
46 59 33.01 MAR130214 BATGIRL #20 $2.99 DC 
47 36 32.80 MAR130645-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 MAR
48 60 32.62 FEB130568-M HAWKEYE #10 $2.99 MAR
49 23 32.03 MAR130187 EARTH 2 ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
50 63 31.44 MAR130229-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #20 $2.99 DC 
51 38 31.35 MAR130702 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #29 $3.99 MAR
52 40 31.01 MAR130703 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
53 41 30.83 MAR130689-M DAREDEVIL #26 $3.99 MAR
54 65 30.74 MAR130179-M FLASH #20 $2.99 DC 
55 42 30.26 MAR130665-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #8 $3.99 MAR
56 37 29.81 FEB130826-M REGULAR SHOW #1 $3.99 BOO
57 45 29.57 MAR130618-M NOVA #4 $3.99 MAR
58 69 28.91 MAR130655 FANTASTIC FOUR #8 $2.99 MAR
59 68 28.78 MAR130181-M WONDER WOMAN #20 $2.99 DC 
60 71 28.20 MAR130248-M TEEN TITANS #20 $2.99 DC 
61 50 27.57 MAR130683 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #23 $3.99 MAR
62 73 26.77 MAR130222 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20 $2.99 DC 
63 74 26.51 MAR130684-M AVENGERS ENEMY WITHIN #1 $2.99 MAR
64 75 26.29 MAR130231-M RED LANTERNS #20 $2.99 DC 
65 55 25.91 MAR130631-M SECRET AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
66 56 25.72 MAR130607 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #15AU $3.99 MAR
67 79 25.46 MAR130660 THUNDERBOLTS #9 $2.99 MAR
68 49 24.94 MAR130367-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #7 $3.99 IDW
69 84 24.92 MAR130629-M YOUNG AVENGERS #5 $2.99 MAR
70 61 24.02 MAR130253-M ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 $3.99 DC 
71 86 23.99 MAR130653 FF #7 $2.99 MAR
72 47 23.37 MAR130223 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
73 87 23.01 MAR130216-M BATWOMAN #20 $2.99 DC 
74 88 22.66 MAR130161-M MOVEMENT #1 $2.99 DC 
75 89 22.56 MAR130233-M CONSTANTINE #3 $2.99 DC 
76 67 21.67 MAR130635 A PLUS X #8 $3.99 MAR
77 92 21.52 MAR130159-M GREEN TEAM #1 $2.99 DC 
78 62 21.51 MAR130333-M TMNT ONGOING #22 $3.99 IDW
79 70 21.40 MAR130671 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
80 94 21.34 MAR130167-M GREEN ARROW #20 $2.99 DC 
81 93 21.32 MAR130195 SUPERGIRL #20 $2.99 DC 
82 95 21.19 MAR130239 SWAMP THING #20 $2.99 DC 
83 72 21.12 MAR130672 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99 MAR
84 97 20.98 MAR130188 WORLDS FINEST #12 $2.99 DC 
85 99 20.84 MAR130218 CATWOMAN #20 $2.99 DC 
86 100 20.83 MAR130634 AVENGERS ARENA #9 $2.99 MAR
87 101 20.08 MAR130641 X-MEN LEGACY #10 $2.99 MAR
88 102 20.00 MAR130238 ANIMAL MAN #20 $2.99 DC 
89 76 19.54 MAR130293 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #5 $3.99 DC 
90 254 19.54 MAR130832-M CHARISMAGIC VOL 2 #1 $1.00 ASP
91 103 19.41 MAR130642 X-MEN LEGACY #11 $2.99 MAR
92 78 19.36 MAR130606 FEARLESS DEFENDERS #4AU $3.99 MAR
93 104 19.14 MAR130237 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #20 $2.99 DC 
94 109 18.82 MAR130667-M SCARLET SPIDER #17 $2.99 MAR
95 121 18.80 MAR130444 BOUNCE #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
96 64 18.78 MAR130219 CATWOMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
97 82 18.69 MAR130708 ASTONISHING X-MEN #62 $3.99 MAR
98 66 18.42 FEB130702-M SESAME STREET #1 $3.99 APE
99 112 18.24 MAR130247 SUICIDE SQUAD #20 $2.99 DC 
100 85 18.19 MAR130673-M IRON MAN #258.1 $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.

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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.