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Marvel's Secret Invasion #6 (shown) was the best-selling comic title based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers for September 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. Marvel also took the #2-#3 & #5-#10 spots with its latest installments of its Hulk, Avengers, Ultimates, X-Men, Stephen King and Spider-Man titles, while DC came in at #4 with All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder #10.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2008

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 240.74 JUL082305-7/MAY088312 SECRET INVASION #6 (Of 8) SI* $3.99 MAR
2 2 172.47 JUL082283/JUN088057 HULK #6* $2.99 MAR
3 5 151.27 JUL082309 NEW AVENGERS #45 SI $2.99 MAR
4 6 137.70 FEB080203-4 ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN BOY WONDER #10* $2.99 DC
5 7 132.93 JUL082308 MIGHTY AVENGERS #18 SI $2.99 MAR
6 9 127.15 FEB082204 ULTIMATES 3 #5 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
7 10 121.34 JUL082348 UNCANNY X-MEN #502 MD $2.99 MAR
8 3 121.03 MAY088363-5/JUL082245-7 STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS #1 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR
9 4 120.84 MAY088366-8/JUL082248-50/MAY088317 DARK TOWER TREACHERY #1 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR
10 11 120.75 JUL082262-3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #570 NWD* $2.99 MAR
11 12 113.59 JUL080041 BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER #18 $2.99 DAR
12 13 110.64 JUL082273 CAPTAIN AMERICA #42 $2.99 MAR
13 14 110.04 JUL082265 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #572 NWD $2.99 MAR
14 15 107.87 JUL082264 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #571 NWD $2.99 MAR
15 17 103.10 JUN080209 ALL STAR SUPERMAN #12 $2.99 DC
16 18 100.00 JUL080129 DETECTIVE COMICS #848 RIP $2.99 DC
17 8 98.70 JUL082316 DEADPOOL #1 SI $3.99 MAR
18 19 97.26 JUL082349 X-MEN LEGACY #216 $2.99 MAR
19 21 95.09 JUL082258 ULTIMATE ORIGINS #4 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
20 22 95.03 JUL082350 X-FORCE #7 $2.99 MAR
21 23 93.44 JUN080221 GREEN LANTERN #34 $2.99 DC
22 25 88.49 JUL082288-9 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5* $2.99 MAR
23 26 87.62 JUL082318-9 DEADPOOL #2 SI* $2.99 MAR
24 27 86.43 JUL082310 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #17 SI $2.99 MAR
25 29 86.26 JUL082314 SECRET INVASION THOR #2 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
26 30 85.29 JUN082326 FANTASTIC FOUR #560 $2.99 MAR
27 31 84.27 JUL082315 SECRET INVASION X-MEN #2 (Of 4) MD $2.99 MAR
28 16 80.09 JUL080108 FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #2 (Of 5) $3.99 DC
29 33 79.94 JUL082261 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #126 $2.99 MAR
30 34 78.67 JUL080101 TRINITY #14 $2.99 DC
31 35 77.90 JUL080130 NIGHTWING #148 RIP $2.99 DC
32 36 77.74 JUL080102 TRINITY #15 $2.99 DC
33 37 76.59 JUL080103 TRINITY #16 $2.99 DC
34 38 75.77 MAY080155 TITANS #4 $2.99 DC
35 39 75.13 JUL080104 TRINITY #17 $2.99 DC
36 41 73.20 JUL080133 SUPERMAN BATMAN #52 $2.99 DC
37 42 73.14 JUL080117 TITANS #5 $2.99 DC
38 43 73.12 JUL080127 BATMAN & OUTSIDERS #11 RIP $2.99 DC
39 44 72.61 JUL080135 ACTION COMICS #869 $2.99 DC
40 20 72.12 JUL082355 X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (Of 5) MD $3.99 MAR
41 46 69.34 JUL082284-5 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #121* $2.99 MAR
42 47 68.52 JUL082313 SECRET INVASION AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
43 48 68.20 JUL080120 SUPERMAN #680 $2.99 DC
44 49 68.16 JUL082358 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #28 $2.99 MAR
45 51 67.79 JUL082276/MAY088242 DAREDEVIL #111 $2.99 MAR
46 52 67.19 JUL082311 SECRET INVASION INHUMANS #2 (Of 4) SI $2.99 MAR
47 24 66.52 JUL082259 ULTIMATE X-MEN FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
48 54 65.79 JUL080143 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28 $2.99 DC
49 57 65.12 JUL082353-4 X-FACTOR #35* $2.99 MAR
50 28 64.65 JUL082260 ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
51 58 64.25 JUL082326 IRON MAN DIRECTOR O/SHIELD #33 SI $2.99 MAR
52 59 63.58 JUL082325 THUNDERBOLTS #124 SI $2.99 MAR
53 32 62.98 JUL084066 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #12 $3.99 IDW
54 60 62.19 JUN082357 SECRET INVASION RUNAWAYS YOUNG AVENGERS #3 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
55 62 61.64 JUL082322-3 GUARDIANS O/GALAXY #5 SI* $2.99 MAR
56 63 61.18 JUL080118 TEEN TITANS #63 $2.99 DC
57 66 59.01 JUL082312 SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #3 (Of 5) SI $2.99 MAR
58 67 58.62 JUN082362 MS MARVEL #30 SI $2.99 MAR
59 69 55.89 JUL082351-2 YOUNG X-MEN #6 MD* $2.99 MAR
60 40 55.88 JUL082339 SKAAR SON OF HULK PRESENTS SAVAGE WORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
61 70 54.19 JUL082324 NOVA #17 SI $2.99 MAR
62 72 51.36 JUL082282 CIVIL WAR HOUSE OF M #1 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
63 50 51.04 JUL082357 X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT #1 (Of 5) $3.99 MAR
64 73 50.63 JUL080150 WONDER WOMAN #24 $2.99 DC
65 75 49.89 JUL082266 VENOM DARK ORIGIN #2 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
66 53 49.31 JUL082298-9 MARVEL APES #1 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR
67 76 49.22 JUL082321 BLACK PANTHER #41 SI $2.99 MAR
68 55 49.17 JUL082280 MARVEL 1985 #5 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR
69 77 48.31 JUL082274-5 CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI 13 #5* $2.99 MAR
70 78 48.11 JUL082320 SHE-HULK 2 #33 SI $2.99 MAR
71 79 47.19 JUL080131 ROBIN #178 $2.99 DC
72 80 47.06 JUL082331-2 MS MARVEL #31 $2.99 MAR
73 81 46.92 JUL080138 BOOSTER GOLD #12 $2.99 DC
74 82 46.37 JUL080112 SECRET SIX #1 $2.99 DC
75 64 45.47 JUL084069 SPIKE AFTER THE FALL #3 (Of 4) $3.99 IDW
76 65 44.58 JUL082361 WOLVERINE ANNUAL #2 ROAR $3.99 MAR
77 68 43.75 JUL082300-1 MARVEL APES #2 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR
78 85 43.71 JUL080139 BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17 $2.99 DC
79 86 43.50 JUL080105 DC UNIVERSE DECISIONS #1 (Of 4) $2.99 DC
80 45 43.15 JUL082356 CABLE KING SIZE SPECTACULAR #1 $4.99 MAR
81 87 42.94 JUL080055 STAR WARS LEGACY #28 VECTOR PART 9 OF 12 $2.99 DAR
82 88 42.72 JUL080140 FLASH #244 $2.99 DC
83 89 42.68 MAY083742-3 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #6 (Of 7)* $2.99 DE
84 91 40.93 JUL082338 RUNAWAYS 3 #2 $2.99 MAR
85 92 40.84 JUL080142 GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #12 $2.99 DC
86 93 40.42 JUL080134 SUPERGIRL #33 $2.99 DC
87 94 40.09 JUL082335-6 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #23* $2.99 MAR
88 71 39.93 JUL082343 SUB-MARINER DEPTHS #1 (Of 5) $3.99 MAR
89 96 39.72 JUL082340-1 SQUADRON SUPREME 2 #3* $2.99 MAR
90 97 39.68 JUL083874 BOYS #22 (MR) $2.99 DE
91 98 39.39 JUL082370 PUNISHER #62 (MR) $2.99 MAR
92 56 39.09 JUL082360 WOLVERINE SAUDADE (MR) $4.99 MAR
93 99 38.94 JUL080057 STAR WARS CLONE WARS #1 (Of 6) $2.99 DAR
94 100 38.62 JUL082330 MOON KNIGHT #22 $2.99 MAR
95 74 37.52 JUL082333 MS MARVEL ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
96 61 36.99 MAY080263 FABLES #75 (MR) $4.99 DC
97 101 36.75 JUL080017 CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #3 $2.99 DAR
98 102 36.54 JUL080147 LEGION O/SUPER HEROES #46 $2.99 DC
99 103 36.50 JUL080125 BATGIRL #3 (Of 6) $2.99 DC
100 105 35.89 JUL080128 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #21 $2.99 DC


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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts—which include our monthly market shares and all of our top product charts—are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 4,000+ 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 shops 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.