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Presenting March 2014'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 March 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 9 2.55 JAN141560-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #8 (MR) $9.99 TTN
2 12 2.53 DEC131194 HEAVY METAL #267 (MR) $7.95 HEA
3 18 2.48 DEC130327 MAD MAGAZINE #526 $5.99 DC
4 3 2.35 NOV131430 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #2 IRON MAN WHITE BISHOP $16.00 EAG
5 10 2.13 DEC131460 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #470 $9.99 DIA
6 1 2.09 OCT131517 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #25 LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT # $20.00 EAG
7 13 1.99 DEC131454 BACK ISSUE #71 $8.95 TWO
8 2 1.87 NOV121429 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #2 1966 BATMAN TV SERIES $20.00 EAG
9 4 1.79 NOV131433 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #26 DETECTIVE COMICS #219 $20.00 EAG
10 5 1.74 NOV131434 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #27 LEGENDS DARK KNIGHT # $20.00 EAG

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 1.93 JAN141487 DOCTOR WHO 11TH DOCTOR SONIC SCREWDRIVER BOOK KIT $12.95 RUN
2 2 1.59 JAN141522 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EMPIRE STRIKETH BACK HC $14.95 RAN
3 3 1.13 JAN140554 PAUL POPE MONSTERS & TITANS BATTLING BOY ART ON TOUR SC $24.99 IMA
4 5 0.73 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
5 11 0.68 JAN141518 SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 82 SPY RING $14.95 SAN
6 4 0.60 AUG131474 HATSUNE MIKU GRAPHICS VOCALOID SC VOL 01 $34.99 UDO
7 13 0.60 JAN141517 DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 73 LAND OF LONG JUJU $14.95 SAN
8 17 0.47 NOV131374 BATMAN SCIENCE REAL WORLD SCIENCE BEHIND BATMAN GEAR SC $9.95 CAP
9 6 0.43 AUG131471 DRAGONS DOGMA OFF DESIGN WORKS SC $44.99 UDO
10 14 0.41 JAN141468 ADVENTURE TIME TOTALLY MATH POSTER COLLECTION SC $19.95 ABR

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 DEC131482 STAR TREK MOVIES T/C BOX $57.28 RIT
2 2 OCT131550 TOPPS 2014 HERITAGE BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
3 4 JUL131534 ARCHER SEASON 1-4 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
4 3 DEC131485 TOPPS 2014 WWE T/C BOX $36.40 TOP
5 5 JAN141565 TOPPS 2014 OPENING DAY BASEBALL T/C BOX $21.86 TOP
6 8 NOV131471 TOPPS 2013 SUPREME FOOTBALL T/C BOX $79.22 TOP
7 18 DEC138421 BOWMAN 2013 CHROME PROSPECTS BASEBALL MINI T/C SET $189.52 TOP
8 7 OCT132318 MY LITTLE PONY MICRO FUN PACK DSP $46.64 IDW
9 13 JUL131524 BOWMAN 2013 DRAFT PICKS & PROSPECTS BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
10 6 SEP110810 CROSSED TRADING CARDS SERIES 1 SET (MR) $19.99 AVA

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 $52,416.86 DST
2 21 JAN141838 DRAGONBALL Z KAME SYMBOL ZIP HOODIE T/S LG $52.99 $3,688.10 RIP
3 10 DEC131613 BATMAN 52 SYMBOL HOODIE XL $41.95 $3,624.48 GRA
4 2 JAN120131 GAME OF THRONES PIN HAND OF KING $12.99 $3,544.73 DAR
5 13 DEC131612 BATMAN 52 SYMBOL HOODIE LG $41.95 $3,297.27 GRA
6 48 JAN141837 DRAGONBALL Z KAME SYMBOL ZIP HOODIE T/S MED $52.99 $2,925.05 RIP
7 50 JAN141839 DRAGONBALL Z KAME SYMBOL ZIP HOODIE T/S XL $52.99 $2,861.46 RIP
8 40 DEC131614 BATMAN 52 SYMBOL HOODIE XXL $44.95 $2,670.03 GRA
9 4 JAN141797 ATTACK ON TITAN SURVEY CORPS T/S MED $19.99 $2,374.81 RIP
10 68 JAN141836 DRAGONBALL Z KAME SYMBOL ZIP HOODIE T/S SM $52.99 $2,289.17 RIP

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JAN140815 DAREDEVIL #1 75TH ANNIV BY ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 2 JAN142192 ARKHAM ORIGINS BATMAN POSTER $5.99 TRE
3 3 JAN142194 ARKHAM ORIGINS JOKER PORTRAIT POSTER $5.99 TRE
4 5 JAN142193 ARKHAM ORIGINS DEATHSTROKE POSTER $5.99 TRE
5 4 JAN140816 CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 BY LOPEZ POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 6 JAN140814 DAREDEVIL #1 BY SAMNEE POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 9 JAN140817 ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #1 POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 12 DEC130795 FANTASTIC FOUR #1 BY ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
9 10 JAN142306 ST TNG ODE TO SPOT POSTER $14.95 QUA
10 11 OCT100930 VAMPIRELLA JOSE GONZALEZ VINTAGE POSTER NEW PTG (MR) $34.95 DYN

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 17 JAN142265 MARVEL COMICS MYSTERY MINIS 24PC BMB DS $191.76 FUN
2 25 JAN142311 WALKING DEAD MYSTERY MINIS II 24PC BMB DS $191.76 FUN
3 29 JAN142242 GAME OF THRONES MYSTERY MINIS 24PC BMB DS $167.76 FUN
4 1 JUL128235 ARKHAM ASYLUM BATMAN PX BUST BANK $14.99 MON
5 2 JUL128236 ARKHAM ASYLUM JOKER PX BUST BANK $14.99 MON
6 4 NOV132035 SW DARTH VADER LIGHT UP CHOPSTICKS $14.99 KOT
7 5 NOV132036 SW LUKE SKYWALKER LIGHT UP CHOPSTICKS $14.99 KOT
8 78 NOV132453 WALKING DEAD TABLE LAMP $72.00 CAR
9 3 MAY138373 POP WALKING DEAD BIKER DARYL PX VINYL FIG BLOODY VER $11.99 FUN
10 66 JAN142216 SUPERMAN AND BATMAN RESIN BOOKEND SET $59.99 MON

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in March 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 22 JAN142410 WRESTLER DVD $6.00 MVD
2 1 NOV132601 THOR THE DARK WORLD BD + DVD $24.00 ING
3 25 JAN142395 BATWOMAN DVD $6.50 GAI
4 2 FEB142575 IKKI TOUSEN XTREME XECUTOR & STK OVA DVD $35.00 FUN
5 16 JAN142356 TEEN TITANS GO DVD SEA 01 PT 01 $13.00 WAR
6 20 NOV131393 DOCTOR WHO KING OF SONTAR AUDIO CD $18.99 BIG
7 43 JAN142404 SANTO AND BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA AND WOLFMAN DVD $6.50 GAI
8 7 JAN142359 VENTURE BROS DVD SEA 05 $18.00 WAR
9 19 NOV131392 DOCTOR WHO COMP CHRON LUNA ROMANA AUDIO CD $21.99 BIG
10 12 JAN142407 WICKER MAN BD $15.00 VPD

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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.