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Blackest Night #5The revelation of the arch-villain Nekron as the mastermind behind the rise of the Black Lanterns and their depredations in the DC Universe helped to send DC Comics to the top of the best-selling comics chart in November with Blackest Night #5, the latest chapter in the cosmic crossover event from writer Geoff Johns and artist Ivan Reis.

In total, DC Comics had seven of the top ten best-selling comics in November. In addition to Blackest Night, Green Lantern #48, itself a Blackest Night tie-in, placed at #2; Batman and Robin #6, the conclusion to the Red Hood story arc, placed at #4; Justice League of America #39, another Blackest Night tie-in, placed at #5; Adventure Comics #4, pitting Superboy-Prime against Black Lantern Alex Luthor, placed #6; Green Lantern Corps #42, which showed the fall of a long-time Green Lantern to the Black Lanterns, ranked #7; and The Flash: Rebirth #5 ranked #9.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten best-sellers for the month. Captain America: Reborn #4, the latest chapter in Ed Brubaker's story about the return of Steve Rogers, ranked #3; New Avengers #59, with its focus on arachnid heroes Spider-Man and Spider-Woman, ranked #8; and Dark Avengers #11 rounded out the top ten for the month by ranking #10.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2009

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 210.10 SEP090092-M BLACKEST NIGHT #5 $3.99 DC 
2 5 145.50 SEP090096-M GREEN LANTERN #48 $2.99 DC 
3 2 139.99 AUG090418-M CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 $3.99 MAR
4 7 138.72 SEP090115-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 $2.99 DC 
5 3 129.56 SEP090107 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #39 $3.99 DC 
6 4 123.43 SEP090100-M ADVENTURE COMICS #4 $3.99 DC 
7 10 116.54 SEP090098-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #42 $2.99 DC 
8 6 107.82 SEP090448 NEW AVENGERS #59 $3.99 MAR
9 13 107.09 JUN090180-M FLASH REBIRTH #5 $2.99 DC 
10 8 104.70 SEP090419 DARK AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MAR
11 21 100.83 SEP090466 UNCANNY X-MEN #517 $2.99 MAR
12 20 100.00 SEP090117 BATMAN #693 $2.99 DC 
13 9 99.24 SEP090402-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #612 $3.99 MAR
14 27 93.79 SEP090404-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #613 $2.99 MAR
15 28 93.52 SEP090401 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611 $2.99 MAR
16 30 90.10 SEP090465-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #32 $2.99 MAR
17 31 88.67 AUG090444 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610 $2.99 MAR
18 11 85.56 SEP090398 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
19 12 82.81 SEP090103-M BOOSTER GOLD #26 $3.99 DC 
20 14 81.49 SEP090410 DARK REIGN LIST AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ONE-SHOT $3.99 MAR
21 24 79.96 SEP090438-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
22 15 78.85 SEP090118-M DETECTIVE COMICS #859 $3.99 DC 
23 37 78.23 SEP090471-M X-FORCE #21 $2.99 MAR
24 16 77.91 SEP090105-M DOOM PATROL #4 $3.99 DC 
25 17 77.65 JUL090554-M THOR GIANT SIZE FINALE (BY JMS) #1 $3.99 MAR
26 19 76.33 SEP090432-M HULK #17 $3.99 MAR
27 18 75.96 SEP090146 JUSTICE LEAGUE CRY FOR JUSTICE #5 $3.99 DC 
28 39 75.95 SEP090479-M DARK WOLVERINE #80 $2.99 MAR
29 38 75.59 SEP090109 SUPERMAN BATMAN #66 $2.99 DC 
30 22 74.08 SEP090110-M REBELS #10 $3.99 DC 
31 23 73.81 SEP090113 OUTSIDERS #24 $3.99 DC 
32 40 73.63 SEP090476 X-MEN LEGACY #229 $2.99 MAR
33 26 72.72 SEP090474 DARK X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
34 42 71.73 SEP090445 MIGHTY AVENGERS #31 $2.99 MAR
35 41 71.26 SEP090026-M BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 $2.99 DAR
36 25 71.19 SEP090400 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
37 44 67.79 SEP090467 DEADPOOL #17 $2.99 MAR
38 29 67.03 SEP090112 TEEN TITANS #77 $3.99 DC 
39 32 65.28 SEP090130-M SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #3 $3.99 DC 
40 46 62.82 AUG090103-M BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #3 $2.99 DC 
41 47 62.65 SEP090147 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #33 $2.99 DC 
42 33 62.14 SEP090264-M IMAGE UNITED #1 $3.99 IMA
43 50 61.48 SEP090125 RED ROBIN #6 $2.99 DC 
44 36 58.93 SEP090430 INCREDIBLE HULK #604 $3.99 MAR
45 53 58.50 SEP090418 DAREDEVIL #502 $2.99 MAR
46 55 57.38 SEP090468 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899 $2.99 MAR
47 56 57.16 SEP090425-M FANTASTIC FOUR #573 $2.99 MAR
48 59 54.95 SEP090478 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #42 $2.99 MAR
49 60 54.77 SEP090470 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #5 $2.99 MAR
50 43 52.34 SEP090477 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #7 $3.99 MAR
51 62 51.15 SEP090134-M SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9 $2.99 DC 
52 63 50.30 SEP090123 BATGIRL #4 $2.99 DC 
53 64 49.91 SEP090133 SUPERMAN #694 $2.99 DC 
54 45 48.40 SEP090132 ACTION COMICS #883 $3.99 DC 
55 70 48.31 SEP090473 NEW MUTANTS #7 $2.99 MAR
56 35 47.31 SEP090139-M BATMAN DOC SAVAGE SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC 
57 49 47.16 AUG090424-M DARK TOWER FALL OF GILEAD #6 $3.99 MAR
58 71 47.02 SEP090459 SPIDER-WOMAN #3 $2.99 MAR
59 48 46.83 SEP090124 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #6 $3.99 DC 
60 51 46.52 SEP090406 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
61 74 45.76 SEP090458 SECRET WARRIORS #10 $2.99 MAR
62 75 45.28 SEP090461 THUNDERBOLTS #138 $2.99 MAR
63 73 44.92 SEP090122 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #6 $2.99 DC 
64 58 42.55 SEP090415-M BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #1 $3.99 MAR
65 82 42.39 SEP090469 CABLE #20 $2.99 MAR
66 81 42.27 SEP090136 SUPERGIRL #47 $2.99 DC 
67 57 42.21 SEP090490-M PUNISHERMAX #1 (MR) $3.99 MAR
68 85 41.59 SEP090413 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #30 $2.99 MAR
69 84 40.96 SEP090271-M HAUNT #2 $2.99 IMA
70 61 40.85 SEP090452 REALM OF KINGS $3.99 MAR
71 34 40.45 SEP090148 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 80 PAGE GIANT #1 $5.99 DC 
72 87 39.28 SEP090152 TITANS #19 $2.99 DC 
73 88 38.51 SEP090137-M WORLDS FINEST #2 $2.99 DC 
74 91 38.07 SEP090159 WONDER WOMAN #38 $2.99 DC 
75 65 37.90 SEP090483 PSYLOCKE #1 $3.99 MAR
76 122 37.40 SEP090598 ARCHIE #603 $2.50 ARC
77 66 37.11 SEP090379-M STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #2 $3.99 MAR
78 67 37.05 SEP090434 ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS $3.99 MAR
79 79 36.73 SEP090381-M MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 $3.99 MAR
80 80 36.71 SEP090009 DR HORRIBLE ONE SHOT $3.50 DAR
81 68 36.56 SEP090486-M X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 $3.99 MAR
82 69 36.41 SEP090435 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #138 $3.99 MAR
83 98 36.23 SEP090449 PUNISHER #11 $2.99 MAR
84 97 35.76 SEP090346 WALKING DEAD #67 (MR) $2.99 IMA
85 72 35.10 SEP090454 REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #1 $3.99 MAR
86 54 34.43 AUG090490 MARVEL ZOMBIES EVIL EVOLUTION $4.99 MAR
87 93 34.02 SEP090749 BOYS #36 (MR) $2.99 DE
88 76 33.99 SEP090453 REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #1 $3.99 MAR
89 77 33.87 SEP090457-M STRANGE #1 $3.99 MAR
90 103 33.86 SEP090464 VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #3 $2.99 MAR
91 102 33.62 SEP090154 SECRET SIX #15 $2.99 DC 
92 106 33.29 SEP090450 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 $2.99 MAR
93 105 33.25 SEP090446 MS MARVEL #47 $2.99 MAR
94 107 33.24 SEP090451 NOVA #31 $2.99 MAR
95 83 31.87 SEP090475 SWORD #1 (MARVEL) $3.99 MAR
96 112 31.56 SEP090121 ARKHAM REBORN #2 $2.99 DC 
97 111 31.40 SEP090037 STAR WARS LEGACY #42 DIVIDED LOYALTIES $2.99 DAR
98 113 31.01 SEP090120 AZRAEL #2 $2.99 DC 
99 115 30.86 SEP090143 BRAVE AND THE BOLD #29 $2.99 DC 
100 101 30.62 AUG090798 BOYS HEROGASM #6 (MR) $2.99 DE

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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.