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Dynamite Entertainment relaunches the hero for the 41st-century with their revival of Gold Key's Magnus, Robot Fighter, March's best-selling non-premier comic book. In total, Dynamite had four titles in the top ten, including Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #3 at #5, The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #1 at #8, and Turok, Dinosaur Hunter #2 at #9.

Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie #4 ranked #2.

BOOM! Studios had two titles in the top ten; Adventure Time #26 ranked #3 and Rush: Clockwork Angels #1 ranked #6.

Valiant Entertainment's Unity #5 ranked #5.

Finally, Avatar Press had two books in the top ten; God Is Dead #8 ranked #7 and God Is Dead #9 ranked #10.

Top Shelf Publishing's Nemo: Roses of Berlin, a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen spin-off from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, was March's best-selling non-premier graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Avatar Press, Bantam Books, BOOM! Studios, Kodansha Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and VIZ Media.

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

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 77 48 23.52 JAN141066-M MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 [*] $3.99 DE
2 92 96 20.67 NOV130771-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4 $2.99 ARC
3 144 123 11.84 JAN141015 ADVENTURE TIME #26 $3.99 BOO
4 155 126 10.49 JAN141349-M UNITY #5 REG CRAIN [*] $3.99 VAL
5 157 136 10.45 JAN141097-M LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #3 $3.99 DE
6 163 144 9.92 JAN140981-M RUSH CLOCKWORK ANGELS #1 $3.99 BOO
7 164 139 9.85 JAN140946-M GOD IS DEAD #8 (MR) $3.99 AVA
8 165 146 9.83 JAN141084-M SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON 6 #1 $3.99 DE
9 167 150 9.66 JAN141078-M TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #2 $3.99 DE
10 170 147 9.39 JAN140951-M GOD IS DEAD #9 (MR) $3.99 AVA
11 178 162 8.69 JAN141021 ADVENTURE TIME FLIP SIDE #3 $3.99 BOO
12 180 164 8.60 JAN141101 TWILIGHT ZONE #3 $3.99 DE
13 184 165 8.48 JAN141000 SONS OF ANARCHY #7 (MR) $3.99 BOO
14 194 177 8.03 JAN141357-M X-O MANOWAR #23 $3.99 VAL
15 196 188 7.95 JAN140984-M EVIL EMPIRE #1 (MR) $3.99 BOO
16 201 224 7.72 DEC130868-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #258 $2.99 ARC
17 205 185 7.48 JAN141362-M QUANTUM & WOODY GOAT #0  $3.99 VAL
18 207 179 7.43 JAN140892-M CROSSED BADLANDS #50 (MR) $3.99 AVA
19 211 193 7.20 JAN141359-M HARBINGER BLEEDING MONK #0 $3.99 VAL
20 215 198 6.98 JAN141366-M ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #18 REG LAROSA $3.99 VAL
21 216 189 6.96 DEC130937-M UBER #10 (MR) $3.99 AVA
22 220 200 6.78 JAN141369-M BLOODSHOT & HARD CORPS #20 REG LAROSA $3.99 VAL
23 224 202 6.73 JAN141259 BUNKER #2 $3.99 ONI
24 228 203 6.68 DEC131064-M SHADOW #23 $3.99 DE
25 229 254 6.60 DEC130870-M SONIC UNIVERSE #61 $2.99 ARC
26 232 205 6.47 JAN141103-M DOC SAVAGE #4 $3.99 DE
27 233 204 6.45 JAN141257-M AUTEUR #1 (MR) $3.99 ONI
28 234 206 6.41 JAN141112-M LEGENDS OF RED SONJA #5 $3.99 DE
29 236 209 6.27 JAN141372-M ETERNAL WARRIOR #7 $3.99 VAL
30 237 211 6.15 JAN141374-M SHADOWMAN #16 $3.99 VAL
31 238 154 6.14 JAN140929-M UBER SPECIAL #1 (MR) $5.99 AVA
32 239 215 6.06 DEC131003 REGULAR SHOW #11 $3.99 BOO
33 241 218 6.02 JUL131009 GAME OF THRONES #19 (MR) $3.99 DE
34 247 214 5.81 JAN140942-M ROVER RED CHARLIE #4 (MR) $3.99 AVA
35 250 277 5.72 DEC130865-M MEGA MAN #34 $2.99 ARC
36 252 266 5.66 JAN141450-M GFT ROBYN HOOD LEGEND #1 $2.99 ZEN
37 253 236 5.61 DEC131235 LETTER 44 #5 $3.99 ONI
38 258 285 5.42 JAN140978 SIMPSONS COMICS #210 $2.99 BON
39 261 287 5.35 JAN140980 SPONGEBOB COMICS #30 $2.99 UNI
40 263 230 5.20 JAN141440-M GFT WONDERLAND CLASH OF QUEENS #2 $3.99 ZEN
41 264 280 5.20 JAN141042 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #85 (MR) $2.95 BRO
42 267 279 5.16 JAN141431-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #95 $2.99 ZEN
43 269 263 5.09 JUL130927 DAY MEN #3 $3.99 BOO
44 271 238 5.08 JAN141447-M GFT WONDERLAND #21 (MR) $3.99 ZEN
45 272 208 5.05 JUL131063 GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #7 (MR) $4.99 DE
46 274 247 5.00 DEC130924-M CROSSED BADLANDS #49 (MR) $3.99 AVA
47 276 241 4.92 JAN141457-M GFT TALES FROM OZ #3 $3.99 ZEN
48 278 288 4.86 JAN141427-M GFT NEVERLAND AGE OF DARKNESS #1 $2.99 ZEN
49 280 257 4.80 SEP131118 WARLORD OF MARS #34 (MR) $3.99 DE
50 281 259 4.78 NOV131003-M BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #9 $3.99 DE

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

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RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 5 7.51 JAN141334 NEMO ROSES OF BERLIN HC (MR) $14.95 TOP
2 8 21 3.67 JAN141027 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 03 SEEING RED $11.99 BOO
3 39 81 1.78 JAN141232 ATTACK ON TITAN BEFORE THE FALL GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
4 47 19 1.66 JAN140957 GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 03 (MR) $25.00 RAN
5 49 90 1.57 NOV130784 SONIC MEGA MAN WORLDS COLLIDE TP VOL 02 $11.99 ARC
6 67 60 1.32 JAN140902 CROSSED TP VOL 08 (MR) $19.99 AVA
7 71 67 1.30 JAN141233 ATTACK ON TITAN JUNIOR HIGH GN VOL 01 $16.99 RAN
8 73 144 1.28 JAN141385 ONE PIECE GN VOL 70 $9.99 VIZ
9 81 65 1.21 FEB140960 UBER TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 AVA
10 97 107 1.06 JAN141356 UNITY TP VOL 01 TO KILL A KING $14.99 VAL
11 113 183 0.96 JAN141386 BLUE EXORCIST GN VOL 11 $9.99 VIZ
12 119 125 0.93 JAN141365 QUANTUM & WOODY TP VOL 02 IN SECURITY $14.99 VAL
13 122 49 0.92 DEC131166 CANNON WALLY WOOD TP $35.00 FAN
14 126 76 0.90 DEC131093 GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM TP VOL 01 SEASON ONE (MR) $24.99 DE
15 133 112 0.87 JAN141464 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 15 $15.99 ZEN
16 140 103 0.83 NOV131163 HELHEIM TP VOL 01 WITCH WAR (MR) $19.99 ONI
17 148 167 0.78 JAN141424 SOUL EATER TP VOL 19 (MR) $13.00 HAC
18 149 100 0.78 JAN141425 SWORD ART ONLINE GN VOL 01 AINCRAD $20.00 HAC
19 154 163 0.77 JAN141383 RANMA 1/2 2IN1 TP VOL 01 $14.99 VIZ
20 155 136 0.76 JAN141463 GFT WONDERLAND TP VOL 04 $15.99 ZEN
21 156 135 0.76 SEP130979 OCCUPY COMICS TP $15.99 BLA
22 161 242 0.74 JAN141285 POKEMON ADVENTURES GN VOL 21 RUBY SAPPHIRE $9.99 VIZ
23 171 500 0.70 JAN141289 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 14 $4.99 VIZ
24 172 198 0.70 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
25 180 214 0.68 JAN141234 UQ HOLDER GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
26 182 185 0.67 JAN141037 PEANUTS TP VOL 03 $13.99 BOO
27 185 95 0.64 NOV131340 GFT OZ HC $24.99 ZEN
28 188 41 0.64 DEC131287 SIMON & KIRBY HC LIBRARY HORROR $49.95 RAN
29 192 426 0.62 JAN141278 SMURFS GN VOL 17 LAZY SMURF $5.99 NBM
30 194 149 0.62 DEC130994 OKKO HC VOL 04 CYCLE OF FIRE $19.99 BOO
31 197 217 0.61 JAN141422 KINGDOM HEARTS 358 / 2 DAYS GN VOL 03 $12.00 HAC
32 205 310 0.59 JAN141288 POKEMON ADV BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
33 211 120 0.57 JUL131134 HIP HOP FAMILY TREE GN VOL 01 $24.99 FAN
34 216 258 0.57 JAN141236 SEVEN DEADLY SINS GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
35 218 259 0.57 JAN141239 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 36 $10.99 RAN
36 227 212 0.55 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
37 233 347 0.53 JAN141384 NISEKOI FALSE LOVE GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
38 240 238 0.52 DEC131279 HAGANAI I HAVE NO FRIENDS GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.99 STM
39 241 55 0.52 JUN131174 WALT KELLY POGO COMP DELL COMICS HC VOL 01 $49.99 HER
40 242 172 0.52 JAN141150 LORDS OF MARS TP VOL 01 (MR) $19.99 DE
41 243 231 0.51 JAN141405 DRAGONBALL 3IN1 TP VOL 04 $14.99 VIZ
42 252 206 0.50 JAN141004 SUICIDE RISK TP VOL 02 $16.99 BOO
43 256 233 0.49 DEC131278 DANCE IN VAMPIRE BUND MEMORIES OF SLEDGE HAMMER GN VOL 02 (M $13.99 STM
44 258 119 0.49 DEC131161 NIJIGAHARA HOLOGRAPH HC (MR) $29.99 FAN
45 262 346 0.48 JAN141401 PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE GN VOL 01 $10.99 VIZ
46 270 190 0.46 JAN141121 SHADOW GREEN HORNET TP VOL 01 DARK NIGHTS $19.99 DE
47 282 339 0.44 JAN141240 GENSHIKEN SECOND SEASON GN VOL 04 $10.99 RAN
48 285 406 0.43 DEC130859 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS BETTY & VERONICA TP VOL 01 $9.99 ARC
49 286 274 0.43 NOV130869 ROBOCOP TP VOL 02 LAST STAND PT 1 (MR) $14.99 BOO
50 288 291 0.43 DEC131282 SENRAN KAGURA SKIRTING SHADOWS GN VOL 02 (MR) $12.99 STM

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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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, 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.