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Marvel's Secret Invasion #7 (shown) was the best-selling comic title based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for Octoberr 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. Marvel also took the #3 & #5-#9 spots with its latest installments of its Hulk, Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man titles, while DC came in at #2, #4 & #10 with Final Crisis, Batman & Justice League of America.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 148.81 AUG082372-4 SECRET INVASION #7 (Of 8) SI* $3.99 MAR
2 2 111.28 JUL080107 FINAL CRISIS #4 (Of 7) $3.99 DC
3 3 106.08 AUG082351/JUN088058 HULK #7* $2.99 MAR
4 6 100.00 JUN080195-6 BATMAN #680 RIP* $2.99 DC
5 8 95.74 AUG082376 NEW AVENGERS #46 SI $2.99 MAR
6 11 83.95 AUG082375 MIGHTY AVENGERS #19 SI $2.99 MAR
7 12 83.48 JUL082347 ASTONISHING X-MEN #27 MD $2.99 MAR
8 4 79.42 AUG082317-8/JUL088167 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #573 NWD* $3.99 MAR
9 16 78.00 AUG082406 UNCANNY X-MEN #503 MD $2.99 MAR
10 5 77.67 JUL080145 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #25 $3.99 DC
11 17 75.69 JUL082345 THOR #11 $2.99 MAR
12 18 74.42 AUG080168 JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA #26 $2.99 DC
13 7 73.51 AUG080117 FINAL CRISIS RAGE O/RED LANTERNS #1 $3.99 DC
14 23 69.66 AUG082333 CAPTAIN AMERICA #43 $2.99 MAR
15 24 69.34 JUL080148-9 JUSTICE SOCIETY O/AMERICA #19* $2.99 DC
16 9 66.97 AUG082405 ASTONISHING X-MEN GHOST BOXES #1 (Of 2) $3.99 MAR
17 27 66.45 AUG082319 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #574 $2.99 MAR
18 28 66.30 AUG082320 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #575 $2.99 MAR
19 30 63.39 AUG082408 X-MEN LEGACY #217 XOS 2 $2.99 MAR
20 31 63.38 AUG080140 DETECTIVE COMICS #849 RIP $2.99 DC
21 10 63.24 AUG082302-4 DARK TOWER TREACHERY #2 (Of 6)* $3.99 MAR
22 13 62.00 AUG082299-301 STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS #2 (Of 5)* $3.99 MAR
23 14 61.97 JUL080110 FINAL CRISIS LEGION O/THREE WORLDS #2 (Of 5) $3.99 DC
24 15 61.76 AUG082369/JUL088094 MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #1 (Of 4)* $3.99 MAR
25 32 61.34 AUG082329-31 AVENGERS INVADERS #5 (Of 12)* $2.99 MAR
26 34 60.98 JUL080144 GREEN LANTERN #35 $2.99 DC
27 35 58.84 AUG082377-8 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #18 SI* $2.99 MAR
28 36 58.73 AUG082310 ULTIMATE ORIGINS #5 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
29 37 57.48 AUG082414 X-FORCE #8 $2.99 MAR
30 38 56.61 AUG082409-10 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #29 XOS 3* $2.99 MAR
31 39 56.34 AUG082383-4 DEADPOOL #3 SI* $2.99 MAR
32 19 55.31 AUG080115 FINAL CRISIS SUBMIT #1 $3.99 DC
33 20 55.30 AUG082321 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
34 40 55.23 AUG080155-6 ACTION COMICS #870* $2.99 DC
35 21 52.97 JUL080109 FINAL CRISIS ROGUES REVENGE #3 (Of 3) $3.99 DC
36 22 52.81 AUG082407 X-MEN ORIGINAL SIN #1 XOS 1 $3.99 MAR
37 42 52.54 AUG080130-1 SUPERMAN #681 NEW KRYPTON* $2.99 DC
38 44 51.70 AUG082381 SECRET INVASION THOR #3 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
39 25 51.55 AUG080148-9 SUPERMAN NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1* $3.99 DC
40 46 51.31 AUG082356 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 $2.99 MAR
41 26 50.86 AUG080119 FINAL CRISIS REVELATIONS #3 (Of 5) $3.99 DC
42 48 50.59 AUG082311 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #127 $2.99 MAR
43 49 49.61 AUG082382 SECRET INVASION X-MEN #3 (Of 4) SI $2.99 MAR
44 50 48.67 AUG080145 NIGHTWING #149 RIP $2.99 DC
45 29 48.16 AUG082313 ULTIMATE CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
46 51 47.31 AUG080107 TRINITY #18 $2.99 DC
47 52 46.71 AUG080108 TRINITY #19 $2.99 DC
48 53 46.36 AUG080152 SUPERMAN BATMAN #53 $2.99 DC
49 54 46.11 AUG080109 TRINITY #20 $2.99 DC
50 33 45.96 AUG082312 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #3 $3.99 MAR
51 55 45.46 AUG080110 TRINITY #21 $2.99 DC
52 56 44.88 AUG080144 BATMAN & OUTSIDERS #12 RIP $2.99 DC
53 57 44.87 AUG080111 TRINITY #22 $2.99 DC
54 58 44.56 AUG080164 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29 $2.99 DC
55 59 44.45 AUG082343-4 DAREDEVIL #112* $2.99 MAR
56 60 43.73 AUG080129 TITANS #6 (RES) $2.99 DC
57 61 42.64 AUG082379 SECRET INVASION INHUMANS #3 (Of 4) SI $2.99 MAR
58 62 42.63 AUG082399-400 SKAAR SON OF HULK #4* $2.99 MAR
59 63 41.81 AUG082412-3 CABLE #7* $2.99 MAR
60 64 41.25 AUG082353-4 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #122* $2.99 MAR
61 66 40.65 AUG082380 SECRET INVASION AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 (Of 3) SI $2.99 MAR
62 41 40.54 AUG082404 THOR TRUTH O/HISTORY #1 $3.99 MAR
63 67 40.43 AUG082388 IRON MAN DIRECTOR OF SHIELD #34 SI $2.99 MAR
64 70 39.79 AUG082390 THUNDERBOLTS #125 SI $2.99 MAR
65 177 39.38 AUG084120 GI JOE A NEW BEGINNING #0 $1.00 IDW
66 43 39.29 AUG084133 ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #13 $3.99 IDW
67 71 38.62 AUG082411 WOLVERINE MANIFEST DESTINY #1 (Of 4) MD $2.99 MAR
68 72 38.19 AUG080127 TEEN TITANS #64 $2.99 DC
69 47 38.13 AUG082420 X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (Of 5) MD $3.99 MAR
70 74 37.09 AUG082416 X-FACTOR #36 $2.99 MAR
71 75 36.96 AUG082386-7 NOVA #18 SI* $2.99 MAR
72 78 35.16 AUG082385 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 SI $2.99 MAR
73 79 35.10 AUG082418-9 YOUNG X-MEN #7 MD* $2.99 MAR
74 81 34.21 AUG082391 SECRET INVASION FRONT LINE #4 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
75 82 32.67 AUG080153-4 SUPERGIRL #34* $2.99 DC
76 84 32.31 AUG080171 WONDER WOMAN #25 $2.99 DC
77 85 31.75 AUG080126 TERROR TITANS #1 (Of 6) $2.99 DC
78 45 30.78 AUG080150-1 SUPERMANS PAL JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1* $4.99 DC
79 88 30.58 AUG082389 PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL #24 SI $2.99 MAR
80 65 30.50 AUG082334 CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR OPERATION ZERO POINT $3.99 MAR
81 68 30.22 AUG082348 MARVEL 1985 #6 (Of 6) $3.99 MAR
82 69 30.05 AUG082417 X-MEN WORLDS APART #1 (Of 4) $3.99 MAR
83 207 29.54 JUL083862 PROJECT SUPERPOWERS VOL 02 SUPREMACY #0 $1.00 DE
84 90 28.94 AUG080146 ROBIN #179 $2.99 DC
85 92 28.78 AUG080159 BOOSTER GOLD #13 $2.99 DC
86 93 28.61 AUG080012 HELLBOY I/CHAPEL O/MOLOCH ONE SHOT $2.99 DAR
87 95 28.38 AUG082340 CIVIL WAR HOUSE OF M #2 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
88 73 28.33 AUG084136 SPIKE AFTER THE FALL #4 (Of 4) $3.99 IDW
89 96 27.77 AUG083935-6 BOYS #23 (MR)* $2.99 DE
90 97 27.63 AUG082323 VENOM DARK ORIGIN #3 (Of 5) $2.99 MAR
91 99 27.44 JUL080106 DC UNIVERSE DECISIONS #2 (Of 4) $2.99 DC
92 100 27.39 AUG080085 STAR WARS LEGACY #29 VECTOR PART 10 O/12 $2.99 DAR
93 101 27.13 AUG080160 BRAVE & BOLD #18 $2.99 DC
94 102 27.02 AUG080163 FLASH #245 $2.99 DC
95 76 26.98 AUG082352 HULK MONSTER SIZE SPECIAL #1 $3.99 MAR
96 103 26.97 AUG082338-9 CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #6* $2.99 MAR
97 104 26.86 SEP083910-1 BOYS #24 (MR)* $2.99 DE
98 105 26.79 AUG080125 SECRET SIX #2 $2.99 DC
99 106 26.77 AUG080120 SUPERMAN BATMAN VS VAMPIRES WEREWOLVES #1 Of(6) $2.99 DC
100 77 26.43 AUG082415 X-MEN MAGNETO TESTAMENT #2 (Of 5) $3.99 MAR


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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 the monthly market shares and all 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 stores 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.