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Blackest Night continued its assault on the DC universe — and the best-selling comics sales chart — as Blackest Night #6, the latest chapter of DC Comics' cosmic crossover event, was the best-selling comic book for the month of December.

In total, DC Comics had six of the ten best-selling comics for the month, all tied into the Blackest Night event. In addition to Blackest Night #6, Green Lantern #49 ranked #2, Blackest Night: The Flash #1 at #5, Green Lantern Corps #43 at #6, Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1 at #8, and Blackest Night: JSA #1 at #10.

Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with four titles — Captain America: Reborn #5 at #3, the Captain America: Reborn — Who Will Wield the Shield? special at #4, New Avengers #60 at #7, and Dark Avengers #12 at #9.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 152.71 OCT090176-M BLACKEST NIGHT #6 $3.99 DC 
2 6 147.61 OCT090179-M GREEN LANTERN #49 $2.99 DC 
3 2 139.27 SEP090373-M CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 $3.99 MAR
4 4 122.55 OCT090468-M CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN WHO WILL WIELD THE SHIELD $3.99 MAR
5 11 121.86 OCT090183-M BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 $2.99 DC 
6 14 118.00 OCT090181-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 $2.99 DC 
7 7 110.44 OCT090534 NEW AVENGERS #60 $3.99 MAR
8 15 107.36 OCT090187-M BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 $2.99 DC 
9 9 105.90 OCT090502 DARK AVENGERS #12 $3.99 MAR
10 18 104.27 OCT090185-M BLACKEST NIGHT JSA #1 $2.99 DC 
11 8 104.19 OCT090197 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 $3.99 DC 
12 10 104.17 OCT090467-M SIEGE CABAL $3.99 MAR
13 20 104.04 OCT090555 UNCANNY X-MEN #518 $2.99 MAR
14 22 101.72 OCT090556 UNCANNY X-MEN #519 $2.99 MAR
15 21 100.00 OCT090200 BATMAN #694 $2.99 DC 
16 25 96.71 OCT090491-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615 $2.99 MAR
17 13 95.26 OCT090514-M FALL OF HULKS ALPHA $3.99 MAR
18 29 93.48 SEP090462-M THOR #604 $2.99 MAR
19 3 93.21 OCT090535 NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 $4.99 MAR
20 5 91.83 OCT090503 DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
21 12 90.85 OCT090189-M ADVENTURE COMICS #5 $3.99 DC 
22 28 90.57 OCT090490 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614 $2.99 MAR
23 32 89.30 OCT090493 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #616 $2.99 MAR
24 36 87.38 OCT090554 ASTONISHING X-MEN #33 $2.99 MAR
25 39 83.82 OCT090542 THOR #605 $2.99 MAR
26 16 80.75 OCT090512-M HULK #18 $3.99 MAR
27 17 79.35 OCT090201-M DETECTIVE COMICS #860 $3.99 DC 
28 19 78.68 OCT090566-M X-FORCE #22 $3.99 MAR
29 44 77.27 OCT090565 X-MEN LEGACY #231 $2.99 MAR
30 23 75.52 OCT090564 X-MEN LEGACY #230 $3.99 MAR
31 45 75.33 OCT090194 SUPERMAN BATMAN #67 $2.99 DC 
32 46 73.83 OCT090525 MIGHTY AVENGERS #32 $2.99 MAR
33 47 72.98 OCT090575 DARK WOLVERINE #81 $2.99 MAR
34 49 71.81 OCT090511 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21 $2.99 MAR
35 26 71.13 OCT090516-M FALL OF HULKS GAMMA $3.99 MAR
36 52 69.66 OCT090559 DEADPOOL #18 $2.99 MAR
37 27 69.57 OCT090489 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
38 42 68.48 OCT090009-M BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW ONE SHOT $3.50 DAR
39 33 66.71 OCT090519-M INCREDIBLE HULK #605 $3.99 MAR
40 31 65.85 OCT090195 TEEN TITANS #78 $3.99 DC 
41 35 65.41 OCT090563 X-FORCE ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
42 34 64.47 OCT090229-M JSA ALL STARS #1 $3.99 DC 
43 37 64.04 OCT090558 DARK X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
44 38 63.42 OCT090557 NATION X #1 $3.99 MAR
45 56 63.32 OCT090228 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #34 $2.99 DC 
46 41 61.85 OCT090569 X NECROSHA GATHERING $3.99 MAR
47 40 61.08 OCT090191 BOOSTER GOLD #27 $3.99 DC 
48 59 59.97 OCT090212 RED ROBIN #7 $2.99 DC 
49 63 58.69 OCT090501 DAREDEVIL #503 $2.99 MAR
50 64 58.31 OCT090509-M FANTASTIC FOUR #574 $2.99 MAR
51 43 57.42 OCT090196 OUTSIDERS #25 $3.99 DC 
52 67 56.22 OCT090561 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #6 $2.99 MAR
53 30 55.50 OCT090572-M X-FACTOR #200 $4.99 MAR
54 68 55.42 OCT090578 WOLVERINE ORIGINS #43 $2.99 MAR
55 69 55.09 OCT090560 DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898 $2.99 MAR
56 48 53.63 OCT090192 DOOM PATROL #5 $3.99 DC 
57 51 52.76 SEP090388-M MARVELS PROJECT #4 $3.99 MAR
58 70 51.39 OCT090217-M SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10 $2.99 DC 
59 53 50.78 OCT090576 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #8 $3.99 MAR
60 71 50.63 OCT090216 SUPERMAN #695 $2.99 DC 
61 74 49.28 OCT090207 BATGIRL #5 $2.99 DC 
62 77 48.99 OCT090466 AVENGERS INITIATIVE #31 SIEGE $2.99 MAR
63 79 48.92 OCT090568 NEW MUTANTS #8 $2.99 MAR
64 24 48.86 OCT090206 BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1 $5.99 DC 
65 54 48.36 OCT090215 ACTION COMICS #884 $3.99 DC 
66 55 47.78 OCT090193 REBELS #11 $3.99 DC 
67 57 46.67 SEP090377-M DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 $3.99 MAR
68 85 46.65 OCT090538 SECRET WARRIORS #11 $2.99 MAR
69 58 45.96 OCT090205 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #7 $3.99 DC 
70 87 45.45 OCT090543 THUNDERBOLTS #139 $2.99 MAR
71 89 45.15 OCT090539 SPIDER-WOMAN #4 $2.99 MAR
72 86 45.08 OCT090208 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #7 $2.99 DC 
73 61 44.67 SEP090399 ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3 $3.99 MAR
74 60 44.56 OCT090494 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
75 62 44.14 OCT090562 CABLE #21 $3.99 MAR
76 90 43.08 OCT090361-M HAUNT #3 $2.99 IMA
77 65 43.01 OCT090471-M DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #2 $3.99 MAR
78 91 42.75 OCT090219 SUPERGIRL #48 $2.99 DC 
79 66 41.68 OCT090353-M IMAGE UNITED #2 $3.99 IMA
80 97 39.68 OCT090239 WONDER WOMAN #39 $2.99 DC 
81 98 39.28 OCT090240 TITANS #20 $2.99 DC 
82 72 38.02 OCT090545 WHAT IF ASTONISHING X-MEN $3.99 MAR
83 135 38.02 OCT090697 ARCHIE #604 $2.50 ARC
84 103 37.91 OCT090536 PUNISHER #12 $2.99 MAR
85 73 37.88 OCT090548 WHAT IF SECRET INVASION $3.99 MAR
86 75 37.30 OCT090546 WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK $3.99 MAR
87 76 36.88 OCT090473-M STAND SOUL SURVIVORS #3 $3.99 MAR
88 106 36.76 OCT090433 WALKING DEAD #68 (MR) $2.99 IMA
89 102 36.45 OCT090840 BOYS #37 (MR) $2.99 DYN
90 82 35.79 OCT090521 INCREDIBLE HERCULES #139 $3.99 MAR
91 111 35.34 OCT090220-M WORLDS FINEST #3 $2.99 DC 
92 83 35.06 OCT090584 PUNISHERMAX #2 (MR) $3.99 MAR
93 84 34.92 OCT090571 PSYLOCKE #2 $3.99 MAR
94 115 34.35 OCT090235 SECRET SIX #16 $2.99 DC 
95 114 34.19 OCT090234 POWER GIRL #7 $2.99 DC 
96 117 34.18 OCT090529 MS MARVEL #48 $2.99 MAR
97 131 33.98 OCT090495 SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 $2.99 MAR
98 88 33.82 OCT090549 WHAT IF SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M $3.99 MAR
99 119 33.79 OCT090552 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #21 $2.99 MAR
100 120 33.69 OCT090553 NOVA #32 $2.99 MAR

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Please Note: The Blackest Night #6 ranking includes only those copies that were released to comic shops for release on December 30, 2009. Copies released to comic shops for release on January 6, 2010 are not reflected in the position of Blackest Night #6 in either the Quantity Rank, Dollar Rank, or Index numbers.

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.