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Marc Gunn's Irish Pub SongsTo prevent another world-endangering conflict between humans and mutants, Captain America forms a new team of Avengers and X-Men in Rick Remember and John Cassaday's Uncanny Avengers #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to the specialty market in October 2012.

In total, Marvel Comics had five books in October's top ten. Avengers Vs. X-Men #12, the grand finale to Marvel's summer event, ranked #2. A+X #1, the debut of a new anthology series spinning out of Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #5. AVX Vs. #6, the final issue of the "fights only" companion series to Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #8, and AVX: Consequences #1, the first issue of a special follow-up series to Avengers Vs. X-Men, ranked #10.

DC Comics had four books in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #13, the first part of the epic "Death of the Family" Joker storyline, at #3. Justice League #13 from Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel ranked #4. Also in the top ten were Green Lantern #13 at #6 and Detective Comics #13 at #9.

Image Comics returned to the top ten in October with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #103 at #9.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in October was Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #14, which ranked #104 for the month.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor who: Assimilation2 #6 was the publisher's top book for October at #118.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 204.80 AUG120550-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
2 2 115.61 JUL120535-M AVENGERS VS X-MEN #12 $4.99 MAR
3 3 100.00 AUG120180-M BATMAN #13 $3.99 DC 
4 4 79.40 AUG120146-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 $3.99 DC 
5 6 71.08 AUG120562-M A PLUS X #1 $3.99 MAR
6 10 61.91 AUG120199-M GREEN LANTERN #13 $2.99 DC 
7 7 51.51 AUG120184-M DETECTIVE COMICS #13 $3.99 DC 
8 8 50.77 JUL120526-M AVX VS #6 $3.99 MAR
9 22 50.15 AUG120472-M WALKING DEAD #103 (MR) $2.99 IMA
10 9 49.41 AUG120569-M AVX CONSEQUENCES #1 $3.99 MAR
11 5 46.93 AUG120546-M MARVEL NOW POINT ONE #1 $5.99 MAR
12 11 45.34 AUG120164-M ACTION COMICS #13 $3.99 DC 
13 12 44.49 AUG120670-M UNCANNY X-MEN #20 $3.99 MAR
14 29 44.01 AUG120187-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #13 $2.99 DC 
15 31 42.55 AUG120189 BATMAN AND ROBIN #13 $2.99 DC 
16 14 42.34 AUG120571-M AVX CONSEQUENCES #2 $3.99 MAR
17 15 42.14 AUG120582-M AVENGERS #31 $3.99 MAR
18 32 41.49 AUG120160-M EARTH 2 #5 $2.99 DC 
19 33 41.06 JUN120173-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #4 $2.99 DC 
20 17 40.39 AUG120573-M AVX CONSEQUENCES #3 $3.99 MAR
21 18 39.97 JUL120543 UNCANNY X-MEN #19 $3.99 MAR
22 19 39.46 AUG120575-M AVX CONSEQUENCES #4 $3.99 MAR
23 20 39.23 AUG120600 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #695 $3.99 MAR
24 21 39.07 AUG120601 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #696 $3.99 MAR
25 16 38.10 AUG120129-M BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
26 24 37.90 AUG120584 AVENGERS #32 $3.99 MAR
27 38 36.85 AUG120150-M AQUAMAN #13 $2.99 DC 
28 26 36.04 AUG120585 NEW AVENGERS #31 $3.99 MAR
29 25 35.92 AUG120137-M BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #4 (MR) $3.99 DC 
30 27 35.29 AUG120674 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #18 $3.99 MAR
31 44 35.17 AUG120169-M SUPERMAN #13 $2.99 DC 
32 23 34.73 AUG120133-M BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC 
33 47 34.24 AUG120203-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13 $2.99 DC 
34 13 34.04 AUG120168 ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
35 36 33.82 AUG120173-M TALON #1 [*] $2.99 DC 
36 51 33.76 AUG120190 BATGIRL #13 $2.99 DC 
37 28 33.72 AUG120675 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #19 $3.99 MAR
38 49 33.67 AUG120157-M FLASH #13 $2.99 DC 
39 48 33.67 AUG120473 WALKING DEAD MICHONNE SPECIAL (MR) $2.99 IMA
40 53 32.70 AUG120205-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #13 $2.99 DC 
41 57 31.81 AUG120197 NIGHTWING #13 $2.99 DC 
42 65 30.56 AUG120631-M FANTASTIC FOUR #611 $2.99 MAR
43 34 29.71 AUG120682 UNCANNY X-FORCE #32 $3.99 MAR
44 67 29.49 AUG120152-M WONDER WOMAN #13 $2.99 DC 
45 35 28.93 AUG120237-M LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1 $3.99 DC 
46 68 28.86 AUG120207-M RED LANTERNS #13 $2.99 DC 
47 37 27.72 AUG120596-M MINIMUM CARNAGE ALPHA #1 $3.99 MAR
48 70 27.69 AUG120230-M TEEN TITANS #13 $2.99 DC 
49 71 27.60 AUG120688-M HIT-GIRL #4 (MR) $2.99 MAR
50 39 27.59 AUG120637-M DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #1 $3.99 MAR
51 42 27.11 AUG120613-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #19 $3.99 MAR
52 72 27.07 AUG120196 CATWOMAN #13 $2.99 DC 
53 43 26.75 AUG120607 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 MAR
54 30 26.31 AUG120191 BATGIRL ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
55 74 26.11 AUG120680-M X-MEN LEGACY #275 $2.99 MAR
56 45 26.00 AUG120664-M WOLVERINE #315 $3.99 MAR
57 76 25.84 AUG120608 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #16.1 $2.99 MAR
58 46 25.84 AUG120611-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #18 $3.99 MAR
59 50 25.29 AUG120683-M WOLVERINE MAX #1 (MR) $3.99 MAR
60 77 25.16 AUG120193-M BATWOMAN #13 $2.99 DC 
61 78 25.10 AUG120636 DAREDEVIL #19 $2.99 MAR
62 52 24.94 AUG120625-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #527 $3.99 MAR
63 54 24.58 AUG120589 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #8 $3.99 MAR
64 55 24.34 AUG120620-M INCREDIBLE HULK #15 $3.99 MAR
65 82 24.32 AUG120218 SWAMP THING #13 $2.99 DC 
66 81 24.24 AUG120162-M WORLDS FINEST #5 $2.99 DC 
67 56 24.23 AUG120622-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #526 $3.99 MAR
68 83 23.88 AUG120198 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 $2.99 DC 
69 85 23.87 AUG120592 HAWKEYE #3 $2.99 MAR
70 59 23.83 AUG120587 SECRET AVENGERS #32 $3.99 MAR
71 58 23.82 AUG120617-M MIGHTY THOR #22 $3.99 MAR
72 62 23.30 AUG120615-M MIGHTY THOR #21 $3.99 MAR
73 61 23.27 AUG120663 WOLVERINE #314 $3.99 MAR
74 87 23.13 AUG120217 ANIMAL MAN #13 $2.99 DC 
75 63 23.10 AUG120588 SECRET AVENGERS #33 $3.99 MAR
76 66 22.19 AUG120595 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
77 41 21.77 AUG120219 SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
78 92 21.60 AUG120579-M A-BABIES VS X-BABIES #1 $2.99 MAR
79 94 21.43 AUG120598 SCARLET SPIDER #10 $2.99 MAR
80 95 21.38 AUG120599 VENOM #26 $2.99 MAR
81 69 21.31 AUG120666 X-MEN #37 $3.99 MAR
82 115 20.99 AUG120628-M RED SHE-HULK #58 $2.99 MAR
83 96 20.80 AUG120634-M FF #23 $2.99 MAR
84 90 20.24 AUG120209-M PHANTOM STRANGER #1 [*] $2.99 DC 
85 99 20.23 AUG120213 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #13 $2.99 DC 
86 101 19.86 AUG120172 SUPERGIRL #13 $2.99 DC 
87 73 19.81 AUG120606 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #17 $3.99 MAR
88 75 19.59 AUG120668 ASTONISHING X-MEN #55 $3.99 MAR
89 102 19.59 AUG120677 DEADPOOL #63 $2.99 MAR
90 103 19.48 AUG120676 DEADPOOL #62 $2.99 MAR
91 105 19.30 AUG120645-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #5 $2.99 MAR
92 106 18.76 AUG120673 GAMBIT #4 $2.99 MAR
93 80 18.71 AUG120604-M ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
94 60 18.65 AUG120594 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
95 79 18.64 AUG120593 MARVEL UNIVERSE VS AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
96 107 18.64 AUG120229 SUICIDE SQUAD #13 $2.99 DC 
97 64 18.37 AUG120214 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
98 109 18.21 AUG120642 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 $2.99 MAR
99 84 17.87 AUG120602 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #17 $3.99 MAR
100 112 17.85 AUG120515 HAPPY #2 $2.99 IMA

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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, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

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.