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Top 100 Comics: January 2015

A new chapter in the Star Wars saga began in Jason Aaron and John Cassaday's Star Wars #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of January 2015.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven of the month's top ten books, including Amazing Spider-Man #12 at #3, Amazing Spider-Man #13 at #4, Uncanny Avengers #1 at #5, Wolverines #1 at #6, Ant-Man #1 at #7, and Thor #4 at #8.

DC Comics had two titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #38 at #2, followed by Justice League #38 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #136 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1, a crossover between the venerable sci-fi franchises copublished with BOOM! Studios, was the publisher's top book for the month at #46.

Finally Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Alex Maleev's Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.#2 was Dark Horse Comics' top book in January at #128.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 894.46 NOV140709-M STAR WARS #1 $4.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 NOV140245-M BATMAN #38 $3.99 DC
3 3 95.67 OCT140832-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
4 4 93.52 NOV140764-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
5 7 67.90 NOV140703-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
6 8 66.81 NOV140736-M WOLVERINES #1 $3.99 MAR
7 5 66.56 NOV140725-M ANT-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR
8 10 63.05 NOV140781-M THOR #4 $3.99 MAR
9 9 62.59 NOV140180-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 $3.99 DC
10 16 59.96 NOV140696 WALKING DEAD #136 (MR) $2.99 IMA
11 18 58.73 NOV140264-M HARLEY QUINN #14 $2.99 DC
12 14 47.01 SEP140901-M ALL NEW X-MEN #35 $3.99 MAR
13 15 46.69 NOV140796-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #23 $3.99 MAR
14 13 46.54 NOV140260-M DETECTIVE COMICS #38 $3.99 DC
15 32 46.26 NOV140249-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #38 $2.99 DC
16 17 45.40 NOV140784-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 $3.99 MAR
17 11 44.49 NOV140762 SPIDER-VERSE #2 $4.99 MAR
18 19 44.29 NOV140838-M UNCANNY X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
19 12 43.08 NOV140753-M AVENGERS #40  $4.99 MAR
20 42 42.48 NOV140237 BATMAN ETERNAL #40 $2.99 DC
21 43 42.32 NOV140238 BATMAN ETERNAL #41 $2.99 DC
22 44 42.20 NOV140239 BATMAN ETERNAL #42 $2.99 DC
23 45 41.65 NOV140240 BATMAN ETERNAL #43 $2.99 DC
24 48 40.91 NOV140251-M BATGIRL #38 $2.99 DC
25 21 39.53 NOV140743-M WOLVERINES #2 $3.99 MAR
26 22 38.53 NOV140852-M DEADPOOL #40 $3.99 MAR
27 23 38.15 NOV140745-M WOLVERINES #3 $3.99 MAR
28 24 37.87 NOV140241-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #18 $3.99 DC
29 25 37.82 NOV140732-M UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 $3.99 MAR
30 26 37.30 NOV140751-M NEW AVENGERS #29  $3.99 MAR
31 27 36.15 NOV140854 DEADPOOL #41 $3.99 MAR
32 28 36.10 NOV140747-M WOLVERINES #4 $3.99 MAR
33 56 35.99 NOV140219-M WONDER WOMAN #38 $2.99 DC
34 30 35.77 NOV140794-M ROCKET RACCOON #7 $3.99 MAR
35 58 35.69 NOV140271-M GREEN LANTERN #38 $2.99 DC
36 6 35.08 NOV140175-M MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1 $7.99 DC
37 33 34.94 NOV140788-M SUPERIOR IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
38 60 34.93 NOV140255-M GRAYSON #6 $2.99 DC
39 34 34.91 NOV140770-M SPIDER-WOMAN #3 $3.99 MAR
40 31 34.89 OCT140835 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7 $3.99 MAR
41 20 34.54 NOV140757-M AVENGERS #34.2 $4.99 MAR
42 35 34.00 NOV140763 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8 $3.99 MAR
43 38 33.56 NOV140777-M ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #2 $3.99 MAR
44 37 33.45 NOV140231-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15 $3.99 DC
45 40 32.73 NOV140824-M HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
46 29 32.42 OCT140442-M STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 $3.99 IDW
47 66 31.91 NOV140200-M FLASH #38 $2.99 DC
48 41 31.77 NOV140228-M ACTION COMICS #38 $3.99 DC
49 46 31.14 NOV140831-M SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
50 49 30.81 NOV140759-M SHIELD #2 $3.99 MAR
51 47 30.75 NOV140790-M THANOS VS HULK #2 $3.99 MAR
52 71 29.95 NOV140198-M DEATHSTROKE #4 $2.99 DC
53 36 29.58 NOV140534-M DYING AND THE DEAD #1 $4.50 IMA
54 72 29.31 NOV140214 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6 $2.99 DC
55 50 29.02 NOV140805-M DAREDEVIL #12 $3.99 MAR
56 51 28.68 NOV140768 SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #3 $3.99 MAR
57 76 28.43 NOV140210 NEW 52 FUTURES END #36 $2.99 DC
58 78 28.31 NOV140211 NEW 52 FUTURES END #37 $2.99 DC
59 81 28.12 NOV140212 NEW 52 FUTURES END #38 $2.99 DC
60 79 28.08 NOV140216-M TEEN TITANS #6 $2.99 DC
61 52 28.00 NOV140845 DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #4 $3.99 MAR
62 82 27.68 NOV140213 NEW 52 FUTURES END #39 $2.99 DC
63 53 27.45 NOV140769 SCARLET SPIDERS #3 $3.99 MAR
64 55 27.34 NOV140830 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
65 54 27.32 NOV140807-M FANTASTIC FOUR #642 $3.99 MAR
66 57 27.10 NOV140849-M AMAZING X-MEN #15 $3.99 MAR
67 59 26.90 NOV140833 X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
68 39 26.36 JUL140552-M JUPITERS LEGACY #5 (MR) $4.99 IMA
69 61 26.05 NOV140184-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8 $3.99 DC
70 85 25.96 NOV140197 EARTH 2 #30 $2.99 DC
71 62 25.78 NOV140851 AMAZING X-MEN #16 $3.99 MAR
72 87 25.72 NOV140189-M AQUAMAN #38 $2.99 DC
73 63 25.56 NOV140798-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #7 $3.99 MAR
74 91 25.19 NOV140274-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 $2.99 DC
75 64 25.00 NOV140818-M HULK #10 $3.99 MAR
76 65 24.25 NOV140774-M OPERATION SIN #1 $3.99 MAR
77 77 24.05 NOV140643 BITCH PLANET #2 (MR) $3.50 IMA
78 96 23.90 NOV140278-M SINESTRO #9 $2.99 DC
79 67 23.86 NOV140836 MAGNETO #14 $3.99 MAR
80 151 23.74 NOV140749-M AVENGERS NO MORE BULLYING #1 $1.99 MAR
81 101 23.22 NOV140193 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #14 $2.99 DC
82 102 23.19 NOV140194 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #15 $2.99 DC
83 68 23.00 NOV140783 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
84 104 22.98 NOV140195 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #16 $2.99 DC
85 69 22.89 NOV140800 LEGENDARY STAR LORD #8 $3.99 MAR
86 70 22.64 NOV140834 DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #5 $3.99 MAR
86 109 22.64 NOV140196 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #17 $2.99 DC
88 73 22.19 NOV140811 MOON KNIGHT #11 $3.99 MAR
89 74 22.14 NOV140803-M INHUMAN #11 $3.99 MAR
90 89 21.68 SEP140717 FADE OUT #4 (MR) $3.50 IMA
91 80 21.25 SEP140889 SILVER SURFER #8 $3.99 MAR
92 118 20.57 NOV140234-M SUPERGIRL #38 $2.99 DC
93 120 20.48 NOV140257-M GOTHAM ACADEMY #4 $2.99 DC
94 122 20.31 NOV140267-M CATWOMAN #38 $2.99 DC
95 84 20.07 OCT140850-M BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #3 $3.99 MAR
96 99 20.02 SEP140750 SEX CRIMINALS #10 (MR) $3.50 IMA
97 124 19.95 NOV140276 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #38 $2.99 DC
98 128 19.61 NOV140254 ARKHAM MANOR #4 $2.99 DC
99 129 19.57 NOV140277 RED LANTERNS #38 $2.99 DC
100 86 19.40 NOV140817-M PUNISHER #14 $3.99 MAR

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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.