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Top 100 Comics: December 2015

The penultimate issue of Marvel Comics' groundbreaking crossover, Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars #8, was December's best-selling comic book.

In total, Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten, including Star Wars #13 at #3, Guardians of Infinity #1 at #6, Darth Vader #14 at #7, Star Wars Annual #1 at #9, and Darth Vader Annual #1 at #10.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten, led by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2 at #2. Also among the top ten were Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 at #4, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #47 at #5, and Harley's Little Black Book #1 at #8.

Among the other premier publishers, Image Comics' top book in December was The Walking Dead #149 at #26, Dark Horse Comics' Fight Club 2 #8 was their top book at #81, and Back to the Future #3 from IDW Publishing was their top book at #106.

December's top non-premier comic book was Oni Press' Invader Zim #5 at #86.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 133.38 AUG150653-M SECRET WARS #8 $3.99 MAR
2 1 124.36 OCT150141-M DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #2 $5.99 DC
3 4 110.00 SEP150832-M STAR WARS #13 $3.99 MAR
4 3 105.76 OCT150148-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 $3.99 DC
5 6 100.00 OCT150202-M BATMAN #47 $3.99 DC
6 11 95.45 OCT150747-M GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1 $4.99 MAR
7 10 76.62 OCT150943-M DARTH VADER #14 $3.99 MAR
8 7 72.54 OCT150151-M HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1 $4.99 DC
9 8 70.47 OCT150941 STAR WARS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
10 9 67.99 OCT150939-M DARTH VADER ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
11 14 66.80 OCT150164-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #47 $3.99 DC
12 13 66.43 OCT150751-M DAREDEVIL #1 $3.99 MAR
13 15 64.52 OCT150858 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
14 16 63.95 SEP150666-M ALL NEW X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
15 57 63.87 SEP150699-M DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 MAR
16 5 63.50 OCT150807-M GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 $5.99 MAR
17 17 62.20 OCT150859 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
18 19 59.48 SEP150197-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #46 $3.99 DC
19 12 58.55 OCT150741-M TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 $4.99 MAR
20 21 56.88 OCT150820-M DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 MAR
21 24 55.29 OCT150893-M MIGHTY THOR #2 $3.99 MAR
22 23 54.38 OCT150219-M HARLEY QUINN #23 $3.99 DC
23 25 52.79 SEP150660-M ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR
24 27 51.96 SEP150734-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR
25 28 51.50 OCT150779-M SPIDEY #1 $3.99 MAR
26 43 51.42 OCT150521 WALKING DEAD #149 (MR) $2.99 IMA
27 29 49.65 OCT150823-M DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
28 22 45.69 OCT150761-M ALL NEW INHUMANS #1 $4.99 MAR
29 31 45.47 OCT150797-M SCARLET WITCH #1 $3.99 MAR
30 32 45.31 OCT150734-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
31 20 44.97 OCT150825-M DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #1 $4.99 MAR
32 34 44.92 OCT150914-M DOCTOR STRANGE #3 $3.99 MAR
33 36 44.16 SEP150670-M ALL NEW X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
34 37 44.10 SEP150809-M EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
35 35 43.56 SEP150199-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 $3.99 DC
36 38 43.12 OCT150866-M SPIDER-GWEN #3 $3.99 MAR
37 39 42.16 OCT150829-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 $3.99 MAR
38 41 41.84 OCT150881-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
39 40 41.76 OCT150949 CHEWBACCA #5 $3.99 MAR
40 26 41.06 OCT150204-M BATMAN EUROPA #2 $4.99 DC
41 60 40.76 OCT150559 SAGA #32 (MR) $2.99 IMA
42 42 40.09 OCT150816-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 $3.99 MAR
43 44 39.12 OCT150758-M DAREDEVIL #2 $3.99 MAR
44 30 38.89 OCT150207-M BATMAN EUROPA #3 $4.99 DC
45 45 38.58 OCT150814 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
46 47 37.93 OCT150783-M SQUADRON SUPREME #1 $3.99 MAR
47 46 37.25 OCT150199-M SUPERMAN #47 $3.99 DC
48 51 36.64 OCT150847-M MS MARVEL #2 $3.99 MAR
49 48 36.32 OCT150801-M PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #1 $3.99 MAR
50 49 36.06 OCT150158 DETECTIVE COMICS #47 $3.99 DC
51 50 35.93 OCT150222-M GREEN LANTERN #47 $3.99 DC
52 33 35.42 OCT150155-M ROBIN WAR #1 $4.99 DC
53 82 34.38 OCT150500 PAPER GIRLS #3 $2.99 IMA
54 54 33.83 OCT150852-M UNCANNY INHUMANS #3 $3.99 MAR
55 55 33.50 OCT150828 DEADPOOL #3.1 TRES PUNTO UNO $3.99 MAR
56 53 33.12 OCT150176-M FLASH #47 $3.99 DC
57 78 32.97 OCT150211 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #9 $2.99 DC
58 79 32.63 OCT150212 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #10 $2.99 DC
59 58 32.18 OCT150948 KANAN #9 $3.99 MAR
60 83 31.88 OCT150213 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #11 $2.99 DC
61 84 31.68 OCT150214 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #12 $2.99 DC
62 59 31.54 OCT150190-M WONDER WOMAN #47 $3.99 DC
63 87 31.14 OCT150215 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #13 $2.99 DC
64 61 30.89 OCT150774-M RED WOLF #1 $3.99 MAR
65 62 30.15 OCT150862-M SILK #2 $3.99 MAR
66 63 29.13 OCT150884-M ULTIMATES #2 $3.99 MAR
67 65 28.83 OCT150876-M NEW AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
68 103 28.39 OCT150890-M VISION #2 $3.99 MAR
69 52 28.24 JUL150727 ULTIMATE END #5 SWA $4.99 MAR
70 66 28.12 OCT150157 GRAYSON #15 $3.99 DC
71 68 27.80 OCT150887-M ALL NEW HAWKEYE #2 $3.99 MAR
72 100 27.65 OCT150522 WE STAND ON GUARD #6 (MR) $2.99 IMA
73 69 27.40 OCT150868-M CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR
74 67 27.37 OCT150160 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #7 $3.99 DC
75 70 27.10 OCT150767-M ALL NEW INHUMANS #2 $3.99 MAR
76 56 26.40 OCT150840-M HOWARD THE DUCK #2 $4.99 MAR
77 74 25.52 OCT150856-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #4 $3.99 MAR
78 72 25.33 AUG150172 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR LEX LUTHOR #1 $3.99 DC
79 76 25.32 OCT150835-M VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #2 $3.99 MAR
80 81 24.85 OCT150873-M WEB WARRIORS #2 $3.99 MAR
81 73 24.80 OCT150035-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #8 $3.99 DAR
82 77 24.67 SEP150272 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #6 $3.99 DC
83 80 24.39 OCT150192-M SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #2 $3.99 DC
84 112 24.24 OCT150178-M GREEN ARROW #47 $2.99 DC
85 88 23.81 OCT150793-M WEIRDWORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
86 71 23.67 SEP151523-M INVADER ZIM #5 $3.99 ONI
87 85 23.60 OCT150195 BATMAN SUPERMAN #27 $3.99 DC
88 90 23.27 OCT150903 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #5 $3.99 MAR
89 91 23.20 OCT150904 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #4 $3.99 MAR
90 92 22.93 OCT150921-M CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3 $3.99 MAR
91 89 22.82 OCT150194 ACTION COMICS #47 $3.99 DC
92 64 22.64 OCT150198 SUPERMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
93 93 22.15 OCT150159 WE ARE ROBIN #7 $3.99 DC
94 97 21.99 OCT150789-M STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK #1 $3.99 MAR
95 95 21.94 OCT150908-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
96 107 21.89 OCT150535-M I HATE FAIRYLAND #3 (MR) $3.50 IMA
97 96 21.86 OCT150871-M SPIDER-WOMAN #2 $3.99 MAR
98 98 21.73 OCT150787-M SQUADRON SUPREME #2 $3.99 MAR
99 120 21.69 SEP150253 BATGIRL #46 $2.99 DC
100 122 21.38 OCT150163 TEEN TITANS #15 $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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.