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Dynamite Entertainment's relaunch of the classic Gold Key properties began in February with Greg Pak and Mirko Colak's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1, the month's best-selling Non-Premier comic book.

In total, Dynamite Entertainment had five books in the top ten, including Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #2 at #2, Red Sonja #7 at #5, The Twilight Zone #2 at #7, and Cryptozoic Man #4 at #9.

BOOM! Studios had three titles in the top ten, led by Adventure Time #25 at #3, followed by Adventure Time: Flip Side #2 at #8 and Sons of Anarchy #6 at #10.

Rounding out the top ten, Avatar Press had two titles in the top ten, including God Is Dead #6 at #4 and God Is Dead #7 at #6.

BOOM! Studios' Adventure Time Volume 4 was February' top-selling Non-Premier graphic novel. Also in the top ten from BOOM! Studios was Bravest Warriors Volume 2 at #6.

Other publishers in the top ten include Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics, Dynamite Entertainment, Oni Press, Red 5 Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Valiant Entertainment.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2014

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 65 39 26.93 DEC131027-M TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #1 [*] $3.99 DE
2 130 110 12.77 DEC131039-M LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #2 $3.99 DE
3 133 96 12.44 DEC130999 ADVENTURE TIME #25 $4.99 BOO
4 146 116 11.26 DEC130892-M GOD IS DEAD #6 (MR) $3.99 AVA
5 149 126 11.06 NOV130952-M RED SONJA #7 $3.99 DE
6 153 128 10.53 DEC130899-M GOD IS DEAD #7 (MR) $3.99 AVA
7 157 137 10.11 DEC131043 TWILIGHT ZONE #2 $3.99 DE
8 158 141 9.92 DEC130996 ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE #2 $3.99 BOO
9 160 142 9.90 DEC131102 CRYPTOZOIC MAN #4 $3.99 DE
10 161 143 9.84 DEC130980-M SONS OF ANARCHY #6 (MR) $3.99 BOO
11 170 146 9.33 DEC131323-M UNITY #4  $3.99 VAL
12 172 149 9.10 DEC131233-M BUNKER #1 $3.99 ONI
13 180 159 8.60 DEC131326-M X-O MANOWAR #22 $3.99 VAL
14 184 187 8.44 OCT131416-M GFT OZ #6 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
15 187 208 8.17 NOV130785-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #257 $2.99 ARC
16 193 180 7.60 DEC131314-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG ARCHER #0 $3.99 VAL
17 194 175 7.50 OCT130980 REGULAR SHOW #9 $3.99 BOO
18 195 176 7.43 DEC131329-M HARBINGER #21 REG HENRY $3.99 VAL
19 200 179 7.20 DEC131045-M DOC SAVAGE #3 $3.99 DE
20 202 183 7.07 NOV130975-M SHADOW #22 $3.99 DE
21 205 186 7.01 DEC131336-M QUANTUM & WOODY #8 $3.99 VAL
22 206 238 6.93 NOV130788-M SONIC UNIVERSE #60 $2.99 ARC
23 207 192 6.92 DEC131318-M BLOODSHOT & HARD CORPS #0 $3.99 VAL
24 208 188 6.89 DEC131332-M ETERNAL WARRIOR #6 $3.99 VAL
25 209 190 6.73 DEC131055-M LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #4 $3.99 DE
26 210 193 6.68 NOV130906 REGULAR SHOW #10 $3.99 BOO
27 212 195 6.58 NOV130733 RACHEL RISING #23 $3.99 ABS
28 216 204 6.38 DEC131321-M BLOODSHOT & HARD CORPS #19 $3.99 VAL
29 217 205 6.35 DEC131334-M SHADOWMAN #15 $3.99 VAL
30 222 211 6.09 NOV131168 LETTER 44 #4 $3.99 ONI
31 224 199 5.95 DEC131380-M GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS #1 $3.99 ZEN
32 225 207 5.93 DEC130914-M ROVER RED CHARLIE #3 (MR) $3.99 AVA
33 229 218 5.81 DEC131098-M ARMY OF DARKNESS VS HACK SLASH #6 $3.99 DE
34 232 219 5.75 DEC131096-M ASH & THE ARMY OF DARKNESS #4 $3.99 DE
35 235 264 5.71 DEC130961 SIMPSONS COMICS #209 $2.99 BON
36 239 148 5.60 DEC131366 GFT ROBYN HOOD AGE OF DARKNESS $5.99 ZEN
37 240 267 5.59 DEC130963 SPONGEBOB COMICS #29 $2.99 UNI
38 243 221 5.54 OCT130941-M EXTINCTION PARADE #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
39 245 260 5.41 DEC131377-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #94 $2.99 ZEN
40 250 235 5.25 OCT131072-M BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #8 $3.99 DE
41 255 284 5.17 DEC130959 FUTURAMA COMICS #70 $2.99 BON
42 256 228 5.17 DEC130916-M CROSSED BADLANDS #47 (MR) $3.99 AVA
43 257 233 5.11 DEC130920-M CROSSED BADLANDS #48 (MR) $3.99 AVA
44 258 203 5.09 DEC131054 RED SONJA BERSERKER ONE SHOT $4.99 DE
45 260 225 5.07 DEC131387-M GFT WONDERLAND #20 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
46 263 244 4.91 DEC131006 REGULAR SHOW SKIPS #4 $3.99 BOO
47 265 230 4.87 DEC131394-M GFT TALES FROM OZ #2 COWARDLY LION $3.99 ZEN
48 266 276 4.85 DEC131370-M GFT CODE RED #3 (MR) $2.99 ZEN
49 267 253 4.73 NOV131021 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #35 (MR) $3.99 DE
50 268 239 4.67 DEC131390-M GFT ASCENSION #1 $3.99 ZEN

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2013

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INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 9 3.45 DEC130995 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 04 $14.99 BOO
2 18 34 2.06 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
3 32 39 1.72 DEC131294 BOJEFFRIES SAGA GN (MR) $14.95 TOP
4 39 42 1.39 OCT131257 SIXTH GUN TP VOL 06 (MR) $19.99 ONI
5 61 60 1.15 DEC131052 RED SONJA TP VOL 01 QUEEN OF PLAGUES $19.99 DE
6 70 91 1.09 DEC131009 BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
7 80 99 0.98 OCT131297 ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV TP VOL 02 $13.95 RED
8 91 201 0.91 OCT130805 WHERE BOLD STARS GO TO DIE GN (MR) $7.95 SLA
9 93 110 0.90 DEC131331 HARBINGER TP VOL 04 PERFECT DAY $14.99 VAL
10 106 120 0.83 DEC131317 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG TP VOL 04 SECT CIVIL WAR $14.99 VAL
11 115 109 0.78 DEC131401 GFT WONDERLAND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS TP $15.99 ZEN
12 116 129 0.77 NOV130778 ARCHIE 1000 PG COMICS PALOOZA TP $14.99 ARC
13 134 166 0.72 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
14 151 87 0.67 DEC131095 VAMPIRELLA THE ESSENTIAL WARREN YEARS TP (MR) $24.99 DE
15 163 139 0.62 DEC131094 MOCKING DEAD TP VOL 01 $17.99 DE
16 172 150 0.59 NOV131357 GFT NO TOMORROW TP $15.99 ZEN
17 175 211 0.58 DEC131206 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 35 $10.99 RAN
18 184 244 0.56 DEC131293 ALONE FOREVER GN (MR) $9.95 TOP
19 188 140 0.56 DEC131092 UNCANNY TP VOL 01 SEASON OF HUNGRY GHOSTS $19.99 DE
20 193 121 0.55 FEB100651 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $21.95 SLA
21 194 143 0.55 DEC130906 FERALS TP VOL 03 (MR) $19.99 AVA
22 199 196 0.54 NOV131228 DRAGONAR ACADEMY GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
23 201 220 0.54 JUN121182 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 02 $10.99 RAN
24 203 261 0.53 DEC130821 CHARLIE BROWN & FRIENDS TP $9.99 POC
25 204 112 0.53 DEC131078 SHADOW MASTER SERIES TP VOL 01 (MR) $24.99 DE
26 205 170 0.53 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
27 214 199 0.52 NOV131229 STRIKE WITCHES MAIDENS I/T SKY GN VOL 01 (MR) $12.99 ST.
28 215 172 0.51 NOV131023 DEJAH THORIS & GREEN MEN OF MARS TP VOL 01 RED MEAT (MR) $16.99 DE
29 223 157 0.50 SEP131250 MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS TP VOL 01 STRANGE WAYS $19.99 ONI
30 228 124 0.49 NOV131048 ANT COLONY HC (MR) $21.95 DRA
31 231 216 0.49 DEC131359 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 07 (MR) $13.00 HAC
32 262 174 0.43 OCT131259 DOWN SET FIGHT GN $19.99 ONI
33 269 217 0.42 STAR08102 SQUEE TP $15.95 SLA
34 277 164 0.41 DEC131204 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER OMNIBUS VOL 03 $19.99 RAN
35 282 285 0.41 DEC131357 BTOOOM GN VOL 05 (MR) $11.99 HAC
36 287 265 0.40 DEC131358 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 05 $13.00 HAC
37 288 300 0.40 SEP121137 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 03 $10.99 RAN
38 291 114 0.40 SEP130875 JOYNERS 3D HC (MR) $29.95 ARA
39 293 297 0.39 DEC131363 PUELLA MAGI KAZUMI MAGICA GN VOL 04 INNOCENT MALICE $11.99 HAC
40 299 59 0.39 JUN131248 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS VOL 03 PLANET COMICS HC (RES) $49.99 DIA
41 303 117 0.38 NOV131116 RETROWORLD HC (MR) $29.95 HUM
42 306 305 0.38 NOV131230 TORADORA GN VOL 06 $11.99 ST.
43 307 187 0.38 JUL130961 ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE TP $19.99 BOO
44 311 180 0.38 DEC131356 BLOOD LAD OMNIBUS GN VOL 04 $20.00 HAC
45 316 269 0.38 DEC130986 SUPURBIA TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
46 323 262 0.37 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
47 328 202 0.36 OCT131258 MEGAGOGO GN VOL 01 $19.99 ONI
48 329 188 0.36 DEC131258 US JUDGE DREDD COMP CASE FILES TP VOL 07 $19.99 POC
49 330 350 0.36 DEC131203 AIR GEAR GN VOL 30 $10.99 RAN
50 335 304 0.35 NOV131312 DURARARA SAIKA TP VOL 03 $13.00 HAC

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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.