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Brightest Day #0DC Comics continued their run atop the comics sales charts with the release of Brightest Day #0 in April, the sales chart-topping prelude issue to the 26-part biweekly series that ushers in a new era of heroism and reestablishes fan-favorite characters in the wake of the Blackest Night.

Including the aforementioned Brightest Day #0, DC Comics had five books that placed in the top 10 — The Flash #1 from Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul at #2; Green Lantern #53, picking up the threads of Blackest Night, at #3; Batman and Robin #11, the second part of Grant Morrison's "Batman Vs. Robin" storyline, at #4; and Green Lantern Corps #47, also following on from Blackest Night, at #8.

Crosstown rival Marvel Comics rounded out the top ten with five titles. New Avengers #64, a tie-in to the Siege event, ranked #5; Uncanny X-Men #523, the second chapter of the Second Coming crossover, ranked #6; Invincible Iron Man #25, the start of the "Resilient" storyline, ranked #7; Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1, the debut of the Ultimate Universe's covert Avengers team, placed #9; and Thor #609, part of the Siege event, placed #10.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2010

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 212.44 FEB100116-M BRIGHTEST DAY #0 $3.99 DC 
2 2 165.59 FEB100123-M FLASH #1 $3.99 DC 
3 3 164.70 FEB100118-M GREEN LANTERN #53 $2.99 DC 
4 8 137.86 FEB100130-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC 
5 4 123.79 FEB100428 NEW AVENGERS #64 $3.99 MAR
6 12 121.59 FEB100555-M UNCANNY X-MEN #523 $2.99 MAR
7 6 120.94 FEB100519-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #25 HA $3.99 MAR
8 5 118.43 FEB100121-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 $3.99 DC 
9 7 106.36 FEB100473-M ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 #1 $3.99 MAR
10 14 105.89 FEB100433-M THOR #609 $2.99 MAR
11 9 102.31 FEB100126-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 $3.99 DC 
12 17 102.08 FEB100564-M X-FORCE #26 $2.99 MAR
13 16 100.00 FEB100134 BATMAN #698 $2.99 DC 
14 18 99.53 FEB100561-M X-MEN LEGACY #235 $2.99 MAR
15 110 97.08 FEB100327-M IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
16 10 96.91 FEB100498-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #605 $3.99 MAR
17 11 94.85 FEB100478-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #628 $3.99 MAR
18 23 89.75 FEB100441-M SIEGE CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $2.99 MAR
19 24 87.90 FEB100480 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #629 $2.99 MAR
20 13 87.70 DEC090470 ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
21 27 85.08 FEB100439-M SIEGE SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.99 MAR
22 33 82.47 FEB100429 MIGHTY AVENGERS #36 $2.99 MAR
23 19 80.34 FEB100516-M IRON MAN LEGACY #1 $3.99 MAR
24 36 78.89 FEB100437-M SIEGE LOKI #1 $2.99 MAR
25 15 78.77 FEB100476 ULTIMATE COMICS X #2 $3.99 MAR
26 37 78.00 FEB100573-M DARK WOLVERINE #85 $2.99 MAR
27 38 75.34 FEB100042-M BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #34 $2.99 DAR
28 42 72.46 FEB100445-M SIEGE SECRET WARRIORS #1 $2.99 MAR
29 43 72.02 FEB100443-M SIEGE YOUNG AVENGERS #1 $2.99 MAR
30 46 70.67 FEB100466-M DEADPOOL #22 $2.99 MAR
31 47 70.21 FEB100558-M NEW MUTANTS #12 $2.99 MAR
32 21 69.97 JAN100251-M SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN #5 $3.99 DC 
33 20 69.64 FEB100135 DETECTIVE COMICS #864 $3.99 DC 
34 22 67.94 FEB100509 WORLD WAR HULKS #1 $3.99 MAR
35 25 65.57 FEB100472 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 MAR
36 26 64.77 FEB100464-M DEADPOOL CORPS #1 $3.99 MAR
37 28 63.06 FEB100570-M DEADPOOL AND CABLE #25 $3.99 MAR
38 30 62.41 FEB100541-M SHIELD #1 (MARVEL) $3.99 MAR
39 53 62.26 FEB100504-M FANTASTIC FOUR #578 $2.99 MAR
40 32 61.81 FEB100512-M WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #1 $3.99 MAR
41 29 61.66 FEB100147-M ADVENTURE COMICS #10 $3.99 DC 
42 55 61.49 FEB100501-M DAREDEVIL #506 $2.99 MAR
43 31 61.28 JAN100266 FLASH SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS 2010 #1 $3.99 DC 
44 34 60.59 FEB100510 FALL OF HULKS RED HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
45 54 60.14 FEB100167 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38 $2.99 DC 
46 59 60.02 FEB100568-M X-FACTOR #204 $2.99 MAR
47 57 59.42 FEB100140 RED ROBIN #11 $2.99 DC 
48 61 59.20 FEB100575-M WOLVERINE ORIGINS #47 $2.99 MAR
49 35 58.89 FEB100143-M SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2 $3.99 DC 
50 65 58.52 FEB100430-M THUNDERBOLTS #143 $2.99 MAR
51 40 57.55 FEB100514-M WORLD WAR HULKS HULKED OUT HEROES #2 $3.99 MAR
52 39 56.71 FEB100145-M SUPERMAN LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3 $3.99 DC 
53 70 55.47 FEB100470-M DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #10 $2.99 MAR
54 71 54.46 FEB100152 SUPERMAN #699 $2.99 DC 
55 48 53.84 FEB100448-M BLACK WIDOW #1 HA $3.99 MAR
56 44 53.30 FEB100463 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHO WONT WIELD SHIELD #1 $3.99 MAR
57 45 52.52 FEB100164 JUSTICE LEAGUE THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2 $3.99 DC 
58 74 52.05 FEB100153 SUPERMAN BATMAN #71 $2.99 DC 
59 50 49.32 FEB100572 WOLVERINE WEAPON X #12 $3.99 MAR
60 79 48.69 FEB100537-M SECRET WARRIORS #15 $2.99 MAR
61 41 48.50 MAR100841-M KEVIN SMITH GREEN HORNET #3 $3.99 DE
62 49 48.47 FEB100150 ACTION COMICS #888 $3.99 DC 
63 75 48.40 FEB100149 SUPERGIRL #52 $2.99 DC 
64 76 48.32 FEB100136 BATGIRL #9 $2.99 DC 
65 78 47.82 FEB100165 GREEN ARROW #32 $2.99 DC 
66 51 47.77 FEB100151 ACTION COMICS #889 $3.99 DC 
67 80 47.32 FEB100468-M DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #894 $2.99 MAR
68 52 47.31 JAN100550 ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY #3 $3.99 MAR
69 56 45.72 FEB100503 DOOMWAR #3 $3.99 MAR
70 58 45.00 FEB100511 FALL OF HULKS SAVAGE SHE-HULKS #2 $3.99 MAR
71 63 43.98 FEB100506 MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #1 $3.99 MAR
72 60 43.93 FEB100246-M AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2 (MR) $3.99 DC 
73 62 43.62 FEB100166 JSA ALL STARS #5 $3.99 DC 
74 85 43.26 FEB100138 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11 $2.99 DC 
75 66 43.19 FEB100507-M MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 #2 $3.99 MAR
76 67 42.55 FEB100137 BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #11 $3.99 DC 
77 68 42.50 JAN100525-M DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #5 $3.99 MAR
78 88 41.63 FEB100177 WONDER WOMAN #43 $2.99 DC 
79 69 41.53 FEB100174 TEEN TITANS #82 $3.99 DC 
80 90 40.32 FEB100550-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #25 $2.99 MAR
81 89 40.32 JAN100468 WALKING DEAD #71 (MR) $2.99 IMA
82 72 40.27 FEB100154-M DOC SAVAGE #1 $3.99 DC 
83 73 40.14 FEB100497 AVENGERS ORIGIN #1 $3.99 MAR
84 95 37.82 FEB100535-M PUNISHER #16 $2.99 MAR
85 97 37.25 FEB100173 SECRET SIX #20 $2.99 DC 
86 101 36.70 FEB100553-M NOVA #36 $2.99 MAR
87 77 36.51 FEB100582 PUNISHERMAX #6 (MR) $3.99 MAR
88 92 35.37 FEB100830 BOYS #41 (MR) $2.99 DE
89 102 35.33 FEB100161 BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33 $2.99 DC 
90 106 34.00 FEB100543-M VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #7 $2.99 MAR
91 104 33.93 FEB100172 POWER GIRL #11 $2.99 DC 
92 82 33.27 FEB100500 CAPTAIN AMERICA BLACK PANTHER FLAGS OF FATHERS #1 $3.99 MAR
93 84 33.18 FEB100492 HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #2 $3.99 MAR
94 107 32.86 FEB100061 STAR WARS LEGACY #47 $2.99 DAR
95 113 32.76 JAN100353 FABLES #94 (MR) $2.99 DC 
96 81 32.71 DEC090364-M INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1 $3.99 IMA
97 83 32.57 FEB100156-M SPIRIT #1 $3.99 DC 
98 114 32.52 FEB100160 BOOSTER GOLD #31 $2.99 DC 
99 87 32.06 FEB100486 WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
100 119 31.34 FEB100139 OUTSIDERS #29 $2.99 DC 

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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 3,500 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.