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Presenting October 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 October 2013

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 3.35 AUG131726-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #6 (MR) $9.99 TIT
2 1 2.64 JUN131441 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #17 BATMAN #37 JOKERMOBI $20.00 EAG
3 4 2.26 JUN131443 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #41 FLASH WHITE BISHOP $16.00 EAG
4 2 2.26 JUL131446 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #19 DETECTIVE COMICS #371 $20.00 EAG
5 5 2.12 JUL131447 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #43 GREEN ARROW WHITE PAWN ( $16.00 EAG
6 7 2.09 JUN131444 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #42 CAPTAIN COLD BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
7 3 1.99 JUL131445 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #18 THE BATMAN ANIMATED S $20.00 EAG
8 8 1.84 JUL131448 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #44 BIZARRO BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
9 9 1.50 JUL131437 ALTER EGO #121 $8.95 TWO
10 13 1.25 AUG131732-M STAR WARS INSIDER #145 $7.99 TIT

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

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 2.27 JUL131515 WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 03 FALL OF GOVERNOR $24.99 ST.
2 3 1.01 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
3 13 0.79 FEB121318 DARTH VADER AND SON HC $14.95 CHR
4 15 0.71 FEB131315 VADERS LITTLE PRINCESS HC $14.95 CHR
5 7 0.68 AUG131609 DC COMICS GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS SC $24.99 RAN
6 17 0.67 AUG131666 CAPCOM 30TH ANNIV CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $16.99 DK
7 6 0.64 AUG130532 ART OF CHARLIE ADLARD HC (MR) $39.99 IMA
8 16 0.61 AUG131583 MY LITTLE PONY MINI PONY COLLECTORS GUIDE $19.00 HAC
9 5 0.59 AUG131307 SECRET HISTORY MARVEL COMICS HC KIRBY EMPIRE $39.99 FAN
10 4 0.52 JUL131300 WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRIBUTE SC $44.99 UDO

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 AUG132386 DC COMICS 24PC PLAYING CARD ASST $64.42 AQU
2 1 AUG131744 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS SERIES 3 T/C BOX $45.50 TOP
3 4 AUG131742 JAMES BOND 2013 AUTOGRAPHS & RELICS T/C BOX $57.28 RIT
4 3 JUL131541 MARS ATTACKS INVASION T/C BOX $54.39 TOP
5 5 MAY131498 BOWMAN 2013 CHROME BASEBALL T/C BOX $59.22 TOP
6 6 MAR131516 GRIMM T/C BOX $61.10 BRE
7 7 APR131476 TOPPS 2013 CHROME BASEBALL T/C BOX $59.12 TOP
8 10 JUL131521 TOPPS 2013 PLATINUM FOOTBALL T/C BOX $82.05 TOP
9 8 AUG131745 TOPPS WACKY PACKAGES SER 11 STICKER T/C BOX $45.50 TOP
10 9 AUG131736 TOPPS 2013 UPDATE SER BASEBALL T/C BOX $49.50 TOP

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 JUL131686 BATMAN 66 SYMBOL T/S XL $18.95 GRA
2 2 APR132089 FUTURAMA BENDER KNIT HAT $15.99 TOY
3 4 JUN131566 THANOS NAVY PX BLK HEATHER T/S LG $17.99 JUN
4 5 JUN131567 THANOS NAVY PX BLK HEATHER T/S XL $17.99 JUN
5 7 JUL131685 BATMAN 66 SYMBOL T/S LG $18.95 GRA
6 11 JAN121555 DEADPOOL BIG HEAD DEADPOOL RED T/S LG $18.99 MIG
7 10 APR132090 FUTURAMA NIBBLER KNIT HAT $15.99 TOY
8 18 JAN121554 DEADPOOL BIG HEAD DEADPOOL RED T/S MED $18.99 MIG
9 20 JUL131684 BATMAN 66 SYMBOL T/S MED $18.95 GRA
10 17 JUN131565 THANOS NAVY PX BLK HEATHER T/S MED $17.99 JUN

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 AUG132377 JOKER ARKHAM ASYLUM 24X36 POSTER $5.99 TRE
2 1 AUG130903 CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND BY GRANOV POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 AUG132378 MAN OF STEEL HEAT VISION 22X34 POSTER $5.99 TRE
4 4 AUG132379 INJUSTICE GRID 22X34 POSTER $5.99 TRE
5 5 AUG130905 MARVEL NOW WHAT BY YOUNG POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 7 AUG130904 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN BY CAMUNCOLI POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 9 AUG132380 INJUSTICE BANNERS 22X34 POSTER $5.99 TRE
8 11 AUG132401 WOLVERINE ONE SHEET 22 X 34 POSTER $5.99 TRE
9 8 JUL138300 ZOMBIE BRAINS WALL POSTER $8.99 AQU
10 12 AUG132402 PUNISHER PISTOLS 22 X 34 POSTER $5.99 TRE

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUN132248 IRON MAN 3 MARK 42 ADULT HELMET $32.00 DIS
2 82 AUG132354 BIG BANG THEORY MYSTERY MINIS 24PC DISP $191.76 FUN
3 112 AUG132455 WALKING DEAD TEDDY BEAR GIRL 55 INCH ELECTRONIC FIGURE $143.00 MOR
4 2 AUG128038 HULK PX BUST BANK $14.99 MON
5 3 MAY121675 SW DEATH STAR BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DIA
6 4 AUG132375 POP DARK KNIGHT NIGHTWING VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
7 80 JUN121402 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG CHESS BOARD $80.00 EAG
8 5 AUG132376 POP DARK KNIGHT BATMAN BEYOND VINYL FIG $10.99 FUN
9 137 JUN132236 DOCTOR WHO 42PC KEYRING ASSORTMENT $95.55 CUL
10 6 JUL121877 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY $9.99 KOT

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

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 16 AUG132512 MARVEL KNIGHTS ULTIMATE WOLVERINE VS HULK DVD $10.00 GAI
2 4 MAY138409 DCU BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BD + DVD DLX $22.00 WAR
3 10 AUG132507 ADVENTURE TIME JAKE WITH DAD + HAT DVD $18.00 WAR
4 1 JUN132440 QUEENS BLADE REBELLION DVD $36.00 SEC
5 12 MAY138410 DCU BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DVD DLX $18.00 WAR
6 32 SEP132461 SUPER FRIENDS LEGACY OF SUPER POWERS DVD $9.00 WAR
7 15 AUG132288 FROM UP ON POPPY HILL DVD $18.00 NEW
8 5 SEP132479 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 16 $28.00 WAR
9 57 MAY074959 GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN TOHO ED DVD $5.00 ING
10 11 SEP132518 DOCTOR WHO TERROR OF THE ZYGONS DVD $25.00 WAR

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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.