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Top Sellers: August 2014

Presenting August 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 August 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 16 2.23 JUN140293 MAD MAGAZINE #529 [*] $5.99 DC
2 1 2.21 MAR141582 STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #21 USS ENTERPRISE E $20.00 EAG
3 12 2.13 MAY141866 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #476 $9.99 PAN
4 2 2.02 FEB141634 STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #19 USS STARGAZER $20.00 EAG
5 13 1.87 MAY141890 BACK ISSUE #75 $8.95 TWO
6 3 1.80 APR141641 DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #37 BATMAN BEYOND ANIMATED SERIES $20.00 EAG
7 7 1.68 APR141646 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #11 KANG BLACK ROOK $16.00 EAG
8 8 1.67 APR141647 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #12 LIZARD BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
9 9 1.64 APR141643 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #62 KILLER FROST BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
10 14 1.59 MAY141889 ALTER EGO #128 $8.95 TWO

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 2.19 MAY141839 STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 02 RETURN OF PADAWAN $12.99 SCH
2 1 1.11 APR140347 DAVE GIBBONS WATCHMEN ARTIFACT ED HC $75.00 IDW
3 4 0.87 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
4 5 0.77 APR141239-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 44 $29.95 GEM
5 12 0.69 JUN141674 SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 86 TREASURE TRAIL $14.95 SAN
6 14 0.64 MAY141830 DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 76 MINDLESS MONSTERS $14.95 SAN
7 11 0.64 JUN140971 JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER HC NOVEL $19.99 BOO
8 10 0.60 JUN141675 BOUNTY HUNTER CODE REVELATIONS OF BOBA FETT HC $19.95 CHR
9 17 0.60 JUN141575 SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOL 02 AINCRAD $13.00 HAC
10 50 0.58 JUN141629 AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB BATTLE SUPER HEROES $3.95 CAP

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB141684 WALKING DEAD TV SEASON 3 PT 2 T/C BOX $63.00 CRY
2 2 MAY141897 MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY T/C BOX $57.28 RIT
3 5 MAY141901 TOPPS 2014 CHROME GARBAGE PAIL KIDS T/C BOX $59.13 TOP
4 6 MAR141633 ADVENTURE TIME T/C BOX $63.00 CRY
5 7 SEP131566 HOBBIT AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
6 8 MAY142735 MARVEL COMICS II 24PC PLAYING CARD ASST $54.60 AQU
7 11 MAR141627 TOPPS 2014 FINEST BASEBALL T/C OUTER BOX $85.94 TOP
8 9 MAY141892 TOPPS 2014 FOOTBALL T/C BOX $49.50 TOP
9 13 FEB141681 BOWMAN 2014 PLATINUM BASEBALL T/C BOX $82.35 TOP
10 14 JUN141714 TOPPS 2014 INCEPTION FOOTBALL T/C BOX $78.08 TOP

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 12 APR141803 DEADPOOL WADE BASKETBALL JERSEY MED $28.99 MAD
2 5 MAR141662 DEADPOOL PX WORDMARK NEO CAP $24.99 NEW
3 1 JUN121692 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE CHILD SHIELD $16.99 DIS
4 2 APR141688 GOTG SPACE POLICE PX CHARCOAL T/S LG $18.99 MAD
5 3 APR141689 GOTG SPACE POLICE PX CHARCOAL T/S XL $18.99 MAD
6 20 APR141805 DEADPOOL WADE BASKETBALL JERSEY XL $28.99 MAD
7 13 MAY141000 R2/D2 TOUR T/S XL $21.99 ANT
8 14 MAY140999 R2/D2 TOUR T/S LG $21.99 ANT
9 4 MAR141795 DEADPOOL DEAD CLOSE BLK T/S LG $16.99 MAD
10 15 MAR141932 BATMAN WORDMARK NEO CAP $24.99 NEW

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUN140748 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18 BY ALEX ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 2 JUN140749 HULK #5 BY ALEX ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 JUN140750 MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 4 MAY140951 ROCKET RACCOON #1 POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 5 APR142347 STAR TREK KIRK 25X13 WALL POSTER $7.99 AQU
6 6 MAR140788 DEADPOOL WEDDING BY KOBLISH POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 8 MAY140950 CAPTAIN AMERICA #22 75TH ANNIV BY ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 10 AUG130903 CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND BY GRANOV POSTER $8.99 MAR
9 11 FEB140865 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 BY RAMOS POSTER $8.99 MAR
10 12 SEP130820 SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM BY CAMPBELL POSTER $8.99 MAR

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB142494 TMNT PAPERCRAFT ACTIVITY SET $9.99 FUN
2 3 DEC138399 THANOS BUST BANK $16.99 MON
3 23 JUL101577 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA DELUXE 23IN METAL SHIELD $68.00 DIS
4 42 FEB142448 MARVEL HEROES STRING DOLL 32PC ASST $58.50 C &
5 5 MAR141958 SW TIE FIGHTER BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DIA
6 6 JUN148138 POP GHOSTBUSTERS STAY PUFT PX VIN FIG GID VER $19.99 FUN
7 2 FEB148003 MARVEL INFINITY GAUNTLET PX GOLD PEWTER KEYRING $6.99 MON
8 4 NOV132475 AMMO BOX METAL ZOMBIE SURVIVAL KIT PX LUNCHBOX $9.99 SPH
9 10 JUN148137 POP GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMED PETER/SLIMER PX VIN FIG $24.99 FUN
10 7 JUN148140 POP GOONIES SUPERMAN SLOTH PX VINYL FIG $14.99 FUN

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 MAR148392 DCU BATMAN ASSAULT ON ARKHAM BD + DVD $18.00 WAR
2 3 MAR148393 DCU BATMAN ASSAULT ON ARKHAM DVD $14.00 WAR
3 12 JUN142738 PLASTIC GALAXY THE STORY OF STAR WARS TOYS DVD $11.50 DKE
4 8 JUN142753 KING KONG VS GODZILLA BD $15.00 ING
5 1 JUL142714 TWIN PEAKS THE ENTIRE MYSTERY BD $97.00 VPD
6 4 MAR142452 STAR BLAZERS 2199 BD VOL 01 $29.00 VOY
7 34 MAY141816 DOCTOR WHO ABANDONED AUDIO CD $18.99 DIA
8 9 JUL142675 LUPIN THE 3RD COMP ORG SER DVD $21.00 WEA
9 17 JUL142668 DR SLUMP THE MOVIES DVD $16.00 WEA
10 41 APR141561 DOCTOR WHO DESTROY THE INFINITE AUDIO CD $18.99 BF

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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 includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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.