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Carbon Leaf -- ShineSuperman calls upon Batman's assistance in dealing with a techno-anarchist terrorist cell in Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained #2 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book in July.

In total, DC Comics had six of the month's top ten best-selling comic books. Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #22, part of the "Zero Year" story arc, ranked #2. Justice League #22, part of "Trinity War," ranked #4. Batman Annual #2 ranked #5, Batman/Superman #2 ranked #6, and Batman/Superman #2 ranked #6.

The Guardians of the Galaxy confront Angela in Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Guardians of the Galaxy #5, Marvel Comics' best-selling comic for the month at #3.

Marvel Comics had three more titles in the top ten — Superior Spider-Man #13 ranked #8, Superior Spider-Man #14 ranked #9, and Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 ranked #10.

Robert Kirkman's zombie epic continued in The Walking Dead #112 from Image Comics, the publisher's top book for the month at #12.

Dark Horse Comics' top book in July was Brian Wood's Star Wars #7 which ranked #48 for the month.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's top book for the month, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #9, ranked #66.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 125.53 MAY130128-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2 $3.99 DC 
2 2 100.00 MAY130151-M BATMAN #22 $3.99 DC 
3 4 83.59 MAY130589-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 $3.99 MAR
4 5 83.45 MAY130099-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 $3.99 DC 
5 3 77.04 MAY130155 BATMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
6 6 70.09 MAY130147-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #2 $3.99 DC 
7 7 65.27 MAY130103-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 $3.99 DC 
8 8 61.86 MAY130627 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
9 9 61.22 MAY130628 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 MAR
10 13 58.28 MAY130638-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #1 $3.99 MAR
11 10 56.68 MAY130687 ALL NEW X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
12 24 55.26 MAY130576 WALKING DEAD #112 (MR) $2.99 IMA
13 11 55.16 MAY130607-M AVENGERS #16 $3.99 MAR
14 12 53.64 MAY130593-M HUNGER #1 $3.99 MAR
15 14 53.22 MAY130688 UNCANNY X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
16 15 52.08 MAY130613 UNCANNY AVENGERS #10 $3.99 MAR
17 17 51.85 MAY130606 AVENGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
18 26 51.60 MAY130584-M AVENGERS AI #1 $2.99 MAR
19 18 51.00 MAY130689 UNCANNY X-MEN #9 $3.99 MAR
20 20 49.43 MAY130685-M X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
21 21 48.43 MAY130163-M DETECTIVE COMICS #22 $3.99 DC 
22 28 47.27 MAY130177-M GREEN LANTERN #22 $2.99 DC 
23 16 46.55 MAY130107-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #22 [*] $3.99 DC 
24 32 46.51 MAY130629-M SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.99 MAR
25 22 43.96 MAY130609 NEW AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MAR
26 36 43.78 MAY130162 BATMAN AND CATWOMAN #22 $2.99 DC 
27 23 43.51 MAY130604-M THANOS RISING #4 $3.99 MAR
28 151 41.18 MAY130833-M ALL NEW FATHOM #1 $1.00 ASP
29 44 40.19 MAY130682-M DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1 $2.99 MAR
30 45 39.83 APR130157-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #12 $2.99 DC 
31 19 39.57 MAY130166 DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
32 48 39.05 MAY130158-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #13 $2.99 DC 
33 25 38.19 MAY130204-M BATMAN 66 #1 $3.99 DC 
34 27 36.39 MAY130635-M SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 $3.99 MAR
35 53 35.67 MAY130167-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #22 $2.99 DC 
36 54 35.60 MAY130681 DEADPOOL #13 $2.99 MAR
37 31 34.99 MAY130655 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #10 $3.99 MAR
38 55 34.57 MAY130116-M AQUAMAN #22 $2.99 DC 
39 33 34.48 MAY130656 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #10 $3.99 MAR
40 35 34.26 MAY130657-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #11 $3.99 MAR
41 34 33.97 MAY130139-M ACTION COMICS #22 $3.99 DC 
42 50 32.74 APR130535-M EAST OF WEST #4 $3.50 IMA
43 60 32.53 MAY130142-M SUPERMAN #22 $2.99 DC 
44 38 32.01 MAY130690-M WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #33 $3.99 MAR
45 61 31.95 MAY130180-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22 $2.99 DC 
46 62 31.86 MAY130175 NIGHTWING #22 $2.99 DC 
47 64 31.82 MAY130125-M EARTH 2 #14 $2.99 DC 
48 63 31.51 MAY130060 STAR WARS #7 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
49 40 31.01 MAY130684 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #7 $3.99 MAR
50 67 30.93 APR130686 HAWKEYE #12 $2.99 MAR
51 41 30.90 MAY130650 CAPTAIN AMERICA #9 $3.99 MAR
52 66 30.89 MAY130182-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #22 $2.99 DC 
53 42 30.74 MAY130692 WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 MAR
54 43 30.60 MAY130651 IRON MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
55 46 29.94 MAY130652 IRON MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
56 69 29.70 MAY130169 BATGIRL #22 $2.99 DC 
57 70 29.53 MAY130122-M FLASH #22 $2.99 DC 
58 49 29.24 MAY130693 WOLVERINE #7 $3.99 MAR
59 51 28.61 MAY130694 UNCANNY X-FORCE #8 $3.99 MAR
60 30 28.41 MAY130667 HAWKEYE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
61 52 28.00 MAY130695 UNCANNY X-FORCE #9 $3.99 MAR
62 29 27.98 MAY130144 SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
63 74 26.91 MAY130118-M WONDER WOMAN #22 $2.99 DC 
64 79 26.78 MAY130663 DAREDEVIL #28 $2.99 MAR
65 76 26.68 MAY130184-M RED LANTERNS #22 $2.99 DC 
66 47 26.62 MAY130357-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #9 $3.99 IDW
67 78 26.59 APR130125-M TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #1 $2.99 DC 
68 82 26.44 MAY130664 DAREDEVIL #29 $2.99 MAR
69 56 25.93 MAY130696 CABLE AND X-FORCE #11 $3.99 MAR
70 57 25.93 MAY130618 NOVA #6 $3.99 MAR
71 37 25.83 MAY130124 FLASH ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC 
72 85 25.76 MAY130665 FANTASTIC FOUR #10 $2.99 MAR
73 39 25.41 MAY130599 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TOMORROWS AVENGERS #1 $4.99 MAR
74 59 25.20 MAY130622 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #25 $3.99 MAR
75 86 25.04 MAY130202-M TEEN TITANS #22 $2.99 DC 
76 65 24.58 MAY130401-M SATELLITE SAM #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
77 88 24.36 MAY130110-M TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #2 $2.99 DC 
78 92 23.22 MAY130112 CONSTANTINE #5 $2.99 DC 
79 58 23.14 MAY130985-M RED SONJA #1 $3.99 DE
80 93 23.12 MAY130176 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #22 $2.99 DC 
81 68 23.04 MAY130595 WHAT IF AVX #1 $3.99 MAR
82 95 22.89 MAY130186-M LARFLEEZE #2 $2.99 DC 
83 102 22.10 APR130631 FF #9 $2.99 MAR
84 101 22.02 MAY130669 THUNDERBOLTS #12 $2.99 MAR
85 71 21.89 MAY130611 SECRET AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
86 104 21.66 MAY130620 YOUNG AVENGERS #7 $2.99 MAR
87 103 21.60 MAY130670 THUNDERBOLTS #13 $2.99 MAR
88 105 21.09 MAY130621 YOUNG AVENGERS #8 $2.99 MAR
89 94 20.87 MAY130260-M WAKE #3 (MR) [*] $2.99 DC 
90 106 20.75 MAY130171-M BATWOMAN #22 $2.99 DC 
91 72 20.75 MAY130596 WHAT IF AVX #2 $3.99 MAR
92 108 20.68 MAY130666 FF #10 $2.99 MAR
93 96 20.56 MAY130559 LAZARUS #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
94 77 20.17 MAY130614-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #17 $3.99 MAR
95 111 19.82 MAY130114-M GREEN ARROW #22 $2.99 DC 
96 83 19.66 MAY130597 WHAT IF AVX #3 $3.99 MAR
97 84 19.57 MAY130598 WHAT IF AVX #4 $3.99 MAR
98 81 19.49 MAY130211 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #7 $3.99 DC 
99 115 19.32 MAY130146 SUPERGIRL #22 $2.99 DC 
100 117 19.04 MAY130127 WORLDS FINEST #14 $2.99 DC 

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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.