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While My Guitar Gently WeepsAspen's new sci-fi thriller Overtaken, the newest debut as part of the publisher's 10th-anniversary celebration, was August's top-selling small press comic book.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Terry Moore's Rachel Rising Volume 3: Cemetary Songs, the latest volume of his new supernatural thriller from Abstract Studios, was August's top-selling small press graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Fantagraphics Books, NBM, Seven Seas, Top Shelf Productions, Valiant Entertainment, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the bestselling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 71 226 21.25 JUN130782-M OVERTAKEN #1 $1.00 ASP
2 147 135 10.00 JUN131320-M QUANTUM & WOODY #2 REG SOOK $3.99 VAL
3 155 134 9.43 JUN131326-M HARBINGER #15 REG KITSON $3.99 VAL
4 161 144 8.81 JUN131317-M BLOODSHOT #0 REG BULLOCK $3.99 VAL
5 163 174 8.67 JUN131380-M GFT OZ #2 $2.99 ZEN
6 166 142 8.59 JUN131323-M X-O MANOWAR #16 REG ZIRCHER $3.99 VAL
7 178 160 7.78 JUN131332-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #12 REG LUPACCHINO $3.99 VAL
8 181 161 7.72 JUN131330-M SHADOWMAN #9 REG JOHNSON $3.99 VAL
9 191 222 7.21 JUN130775-M SONIC UNIVERSE #55 $2.99 ARC
10 209 241 6.55 MAY130819-M MEGA MAN #28 $2.99 ARC
11 214 236 6.15 JUN131397-M GFT NO TOMORROW #1 $2.99 ZEN
12 227 213 5.68 JUN130789-M ALL NEW FATHOM #2 $3.99 ASP
13 228 250 5.66 MAY131375-M GFT WONDERLAND #13 $2.99 ZEN
14 229 189 5.63 JUN131170-M BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY #1 $3.99 HER
15 236 264 5.46 JUN130881 SPONGEBOB COMICS #23 $2.99 UNI
16 238 265 5.38 JUN130877 SIMPSONS COMICS #205 $2.99 BON
17 248 261 5.11 JUN131401-M GFT REALM KNIGHTS #1 $2.99 ZEN
18 250 149 5.03 JUN131384-M GFT 2013 SPECIAL ED (UNLEASHED PT5) $5.99 ZEN
19 251 239 4.97 JUN131227-M HELHEIM #6 (MR) $3.99 ONI
20 254 280 4.87 JUN130879 FUTURAMA COMICS #68 $2.99 BON
21 255 269 4.82 MAY131373-M GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #3 $2.99 ZEN
22 257 271 4.70 JUN131405-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #88 $2.99 ZEN
23 264 279 4.47 JUN131407-M GFT ROBYN HOOD WANTED #4 $2.99 ZEN
24 266 245 4.35 JUN131391-M GFT ZOMBIES CURSED #2 $3.99 ZEN
25 280 255 3.98 JUN131394-M GFT DEMONS UNSEEN #3 $3.99 ZEN
26 285 278 3.87 MAY130921 OCCUPY COMICS #3 $3.50 BLA
27 288 290 3.79 JUN130880 SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #9 $3.50 BON
28 296 306 3.46 JUN131415-M SCREWED #3 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
29 309 300 3.07 JUN131226 SIXTH GUN #33 $3.99 ONI
30 310 301 3.04 JAN130882-M SOULFIRE VOL 4 #6 $3.99 ASP
31 314 339 2.88 JUN130763-M BETTY & VERONICA #267 $2.99 ARC
32 315 310 2.80 JUN131257 ATOMIC ROBO SAVAGE SWORD OF DR DINOSAUR #2 $3.50 RED
33 317 345 2.67 MAR131271 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #9 $2.75 RED
34 318 353 2.66 APR131219 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #10 $2.75 RED
35 324 318 2.58 JUN130804-M EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #14 $3.99 ASP
36 327 357 2.54 MAY130814-M KEVIN KELLER #10 $2.99 ARC
37 328 321 2.54 JUN131229 MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS #3 $3.99 ONI
38 336 319 2.33 APR131250 SOLID STATE TANK GIRL #3 $3.99 TIT
39 337 210 2.33 APR131166 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #200 SP ANNIVERSARY ED $8.99 KEN
40 338 331 2.32 JUN130797 CHARISMAGIC VOL 2 #4 $3.99 ASP
41 340 338 2.26 MAY130916 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #10 $3.50 BIG
42 347 341 2.14 NOV120886-M CHARISMAGIC DEATH PRINCESS #3 $3.99 ASP
43 350 332 2.11 MAY130797 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #2 $3.99 AST
44 351 335 2.10 MAY131263 JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM #2 (MR) $3.99 STO
45 361 349 2.00 JUN130735 STEAMPUNK CORSAIRS #1 $3.99 ANT
46 369 394 1.75 MAY130765 FUBAR BY THE SWORD #1 $2.99 ALT
47 370 367 1.74 JUN130869 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH #1 (MR) $3.50 BIG
48 375 385 1.68 JUN131222-M WATSON AND HOLMES #2 $2.99 NEW
49 376 369 1.66 JUN130771 SONIC SUPER DIGEST #4 $3.99 ARC
50 377 366 1.56 MAY130911 FEARLESS DAWN IN OUTER SPACE ONE SHOT (MR) $3.99 ASY

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 21 28 1.79 JUN130709 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 03 CEMETERY SONGS $16.99 ABS
2 24 43 1.67 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
3 74 111 0.92 JUN131325 X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 03 PLANET DEATH $14.99 VAL
4 83 174 0.84 JUN130761 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 03 $9.99 ARC
5 94 42 0.77 APR131131 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 07 1949-1950 $35.00 FAN
6 109 103 0.69 JUN131378 KINGDOM HEARTS II TP VOL 02 $19.00 HAC
7 112 307 0.68 JUN131211 SMURFS GN VOL 16 AEROSMURF $5.99 NBM
8 115 99 0.67 FEB138154 GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU HC $19.95 TOP
9 127 133 0.61 MAY131388 GFT JUNGLE BOOK TP VOL 02 LAST O/T SPECIES $15.99 ZEN
10 133 163 0.60 MAY131253 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF HEARTS CLOCKMAKERS STORY GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
11 140 5 0.57 APR130755 STRANGERS IN PARADISE OMNIBUS SC ED $100.00 ABS
12 141 91 0.56 APR130799 RUBICON HC (MR) $24.95 ARA
13 145 175 0.55 MAY131319 TEZUKA TWIN KNIGHT GN VOL 01 $13.95 RAN
14 147 236 0.54 JUL131419 ANGEL FALLING GN (MR) $9.99 ZEN
15 148 210 0.54 MAY131183 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 28 $10.99 RAN
16 151 299 0.53 JUN131215 DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 12 LOST TREASURE $7.99 NBM
17 155 124 0.52 DEC121112 CHILDREN OF PALOMAR HC $22.99 FAN
18 160 96 0.51 MAY131142 EC AL FELDSTEIN CHILD OF TOMORROW HC $28.99 FAN
19 170 205 0.48 MAY131254 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN GN VOL 08 $12.99 ST.
20 180 213 0.46 JUN131369 JUDGE GN VOL 01 $12.99 HAC
21 182 115 0.45 MAR131164 EC JOHNNY CRAIG FALL GUY FOR MURDER HC $28.99 FAN
22 186 152 0.45 JUN130742 THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR HC $19.95 ARA
23 197 162 0.42 JUN131183 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 02 $19.99 RAN
24 221 188 0.37 JUN131377 KINGDOM HEARTS II TP VOL 01 $19.00 HAC
25 226 196 0.37 MAY131141 END O/T F$$$ING WORLD GN (MR) $19.99 FAN
26 233 269 0.35 MAR128109 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE $12.99 SCH
27 234 256 0.35 JUN131368 BUNNY DROP GN VOL 09 $13.99 HAC
28 235 438 0.35 MAY131205 POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE GN VOL 03 PANIC PARADE $7.99 NBM
29 236 306 0.35 JUN131371 PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 02 INNOCENT MALICE $11.99 HAC
30 237 257 0.35 MAY131258 SACRED BLACKSMITH GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.99 ST.
31 239 198 0.34 MAY131257 KANOKON GN COLL ED VOL 02 $18.99 ST.
32 243 193 0.34 MAY130795 HEADSMASH GN $19.95 AST
33 249 235 0.33 JUN131315 OVER THE WALL GN $14.95 CON
34 250 371 0.33 JUN130767 SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH MAGIC WITHIN TP VOL 03 $10.99 ARC
35 263 314 0.30 JUN131346 KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA GN VOL 04 $12.95 RAN
36 269 342 0.30 JUN131367 BTOOOM GN VOL 03 (MR) $11.99 HAC
37 272 207 0.30 JUN131373 UMINEKO WHEN THEY CRY GN VOL 04 TURN GOLDEN WITCH PT 2 $20.99 HAC
38 276 421 0.29 JUN131194 BAG OF MARBLES GN $9.95 LER
39 283 225 0.29 JUN131253 JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP (S&S ED) VOL 06 $19.99 POC
40 285 278 0.29 JAN120780 RACHEL RISING TP VOL 01 SHADOW OF DEATH $16.99 ABS
41 286 159 0.29 MAY131172 BAD BREAK HC (MR) $29.95 HUM
42 291 227 0.28 MAY131256 DANCE IN VAMPIRE BUND OMNIBUS VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 ST.
43 293 50 0.28 MAY131173 WHAT IS ABOVE HC (MR) $79.95 HUM
44 295 399 0.28 JUN131186 NO 6 GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
45 298 374 0.28 JUN131370 PANDORA HEARTS GN VOL 17 $11.99 HAC
46 303 405 0.27 JUN131188 WALLFLOWER GN VOL 31 $10.99 RAN
47 309 387 0.27 MAY128091 SIMPSONS COMICS TP VOL 03 SPECTACULAR $12.99 BON
48 320 484 0.26 JUN131217 THEA STILTON HC VOL 02 LIZARD CLUB $9.99 NBM
49 324 200 0.25 JAN121043 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR) $25.00 RAN
50 333 156 0.24 FEB042691 FROM HELL TP (MR) $35.00 TOP

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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.