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Top 100 Comics: February 2015

Written by the series co-creator, IDW Publishing's Orphan Black #1, based on the hit BBC America original series, was the best-selling comic book in February.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca's Darth Vader #1 at #2. Also in the top ten were Spider-Gwen #1 at #3, Star Wars #2 at #4, Amazing Spider-Man #14 at #6, Darth Vader #2 at #7, Amazing Spider-Man #15 at #8, and Silk #1 at #9.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten — Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #39 at #5 and Justice League #39 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #137 was their top book at #13. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #12 was their top book at #136.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 420.81 DEC140468-M ORPHAN BLACK #1 [*] $3.99 IDW
2 1 223.87 DEC140792-M DARTH VADER #1 $4.99 MAR
3 2 215.12 DEC140832-M SPIDER-GWEN #1 $3.99 MAR
4 4 137.20 DEC140806-M STAR WARS #2 $3.99 MAR
5 5 100.00 DEC140325-M BATMAN #39 $3.99 DC
6 6 90.41 DEC140845-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 MAR
7 8 84.68 DEC140803-M DARTH VADER #2 $3.99 MAR
8 7 84.38 DEC140849-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 $3.99 MAR
9 12 63.08 DEC140837-M SILK #1 $3.99 MAR
10 13 61.73 DEC140263-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 $3.99 DC
11 15 58.86 DEC140894-M THOR #5 $3.99 MAR
12 10 58.09 DEC140349-M HARLEY QUINN VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC
13 22 55.56 DEC140771 WALKING DEAD #137 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 11 51.15 DEC140820-M GOTG AND X-MEN BLACK VORTEX ALPHA #1 $4.99 MAR
15 9 51.10 NOV140541-M SPAWN #250 $5.99 IMA
16 18 50.84 DEC140823-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #24 $3.99 MAR
17 14 49.67 DEC140896-M THOR ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
18 19 49.14 DEC140829-M ALL NEW X-MEN #38 $3.99 MAR
19 28 47.39 DEC140643 SAGA #25 (MR) $2.99 IMA
20 20 46.31 DEC140342-M DETECTIVE COMICS #39 $3.99 DC
21 33 45.44 DEC140335-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #39 $2.99 DC
22 21 43.47 DEC140859-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR
23 16 42.41 DEC140257-M MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1 $4.99 DC
24 23 41.88 OCT140887 ALL NEW X-MEN #36 $3.99 MAR
25 17 41.48 NOV140223-M SUPERMAN #38 $4.99 DC
26 24 41.01 DEC140856-M AVENGERS #41 $3.99 MAR
27 26 39.79 NOV140840 UNCANNY X-MEN #31 $3.99 MAR
28 25 39.04 DEC140930-M DEADPOOL #42 $3.99 MAR
29 42 38.43 DEC140321 BATMAN ETERNAL #44 $2.99 DC
30 43 38.27 DEC140322 BATMAN ETERNAL #45 $2.99 DC
31 44 37.90 DEC140323 BATMAN ETERNAL #46 $2.99 DC
32 45 37.85 DEC140324 BATMAN ETERNAL #47 $2.99 DC
33 27 37.37 DEC140329-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #19 $3.99 DC
34 65 37.07 DEC140599-M NAMELESS #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
35 46 36.95 DEC140283-M FLASH #39 $2.99 DC
36 29 36.26 DEC140854-M NEW AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MAR
37 50 36.10 DEC140303-M WONDER WOMAN #39 $2.99 DC
38 53 35.56 DEC140356-M GREEN LANTERN #39 $2.99 DC
39 30 35.49 DEC140932-M RETURN OF LIVING DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 MAR
40 52 35.41 NOV140700-M WYTCHES #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
41 32 34.90 DEC140876-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 MAR
42 57 34.85 DEC140340-M GRAYSON #7 $2.99 DC
43 59 34.61 DEC140333-M BATGIRL #39 $2.99 DC
44 34 34.03 DEC140879-M ANT-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
45 36 32.83 DEC140899-M ROCKET RACCOON #8 $3.99 MAR
46 38 32.73 DEC140826-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9 $3.99 MAR
47 35 32.64 DEC140315-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16 $3.99 DC
48 37 32.23 DEC140312-M ACTION COMICS #39 $3.99 DC
49 39 30.53 DEC140851 SPIDER-WOMAN #4 $3.99 MAR
50 40 29.71 DEC140885 SUPERIOR IRON MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
51 41 29.10 DEC140844 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9 $3.99 MAR
52 69 28.83 DEC140300-M TEEN TITANS #7 $2.99 DC
53 31 28.06 NOV140722-M STAR WARS #1 $4.99 MAR
54 47 27.90 DEC140840 WOLVERINES #5 $3.99 MAR
55 70 27.83 DEC140281-M DEATHSTROKE #5 $2.99 DC
56 48 27.61 APR140693 HAWKEYE #21 $3.99 MAR
57 51 27.35 DEC140865-M FANTASTIC FOUR #643 $3.99 MAR
58 73 27.23 DEC140270-M AQUAMAN #39 $2.99 DC
59 49 27.04 DEC140267-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #9 $3.99 DC
60 54 26.85 DEC140841 WOLVERINES #6 $3.99 MAR
61 56 26.66 DEC140906-M DAREDEVIL #13 $3.99 MAR
62 55 26.53 DEC140862-M THANOS VS HULK #3 $3.99 MAR
63 58 26.33 DEC140886-M ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #3 $3.99 MAR
64 60 25.92 DEC140842 WOLVERINES #7 $3.99 MAR
65 78 25.86 DEC140298 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #7 $2.99 DC
66 80 25.53 DEC140294 NEW 52 FUTURES END #40 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
67 81 25.40 DEC140295 NEW 52 FUTURES END #41 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
68 61 25.34 DEC140843 WOLVERINES #8 $3.99 MAR
69 87 25.27 NOV140815 MS MARVEL #11 $2.99 MAR
70 82 25.25 DEC140359-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 $2.99 DC
71 62 25.22 DEC140869-M SHIELD #3 $3.99 MAR
72 85 25.10 DEC140297 NEW 52 FUTURES END #43 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
73 86 25.10 DEC140296 NEW 52 FUTURES END #42 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
74 63 24.83 DEC140923 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 MAR
75 90 24.60 DEC140913 MS MARVEL #12 $2.99 MAR
76 64 24.58 DEC140924-M SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
77 89 24.30 DEC140363-M SINESTRO #10 $2.99 DC
78 66 24.06 DEC140938 X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
79 67 23.30 DEC140936 AMAZING X-MEN #17 $3.99 MAR
79 93 23.30 DEC140278 EARTH 2 #31 $2.99 DC
81 68 23.13 DEC140921-M HULK #11 $3.99 MAR
82 99 22.50 NOV140208-M SECRET SIX #2 $2.99 DC
83 97 22.40 DEC140352-M CATWOMAN #39 $2.99 DC
84 100 22.27 DEC140318-M SUPERGIRL #39 $2.99 DC
85 173 21.04 DEC140617-M SECRET IDENTITIES #1 $3.50 IMA
86 71 20.90 DEC140892-M INHUMAN #12 $3.99 MAR
87 72 20.85 DEC140883-M UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #2 $3.99 MAR
88 109 20.69 DEC140274 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #18 $2.99 DC
89 110 20.64 DEC140275 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #19 $2.99 DC
90 112 20.47 DEC140276 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #20 $2.99 DC
91 75 20.36 DEC140937 MAGNETO #15 $3.99 MAR
92 113 20.35 DEC140277 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #21 $2.99 DC
93 74 20.34 DEC140279-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #39 $3.99 DC
94 77 19.89 DEC140905 MOON KNIGHT #12 $3.99 MAR
95 92 19.88 NOV140651 EAST OF WEST #17 $3.50 IMA
96 83 19.24 DEC140721 BITCH PLANET #3 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
97 84 19.01 DEC140872 ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #1 $3.99 MAR
98 88 18.84 DEC140868 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
99 91 18.39 NOV140822 SILVER SURFER #9 $3.99 MAR
100 128 17.65 DEC140338-M GOTHAM ACADEMY #5 $2.99 DC

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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.