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Flashing forward to the events of the upcoming Batman Eternal, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Dustin Nguyen showed Batman and Bluebird discover the secret crime lord of Gotham City in DC Comics' Batman #28, the best-selling comic book of February.

In total, DC Comics had three of the month's top ten comics. Also in the top ten were Forever Evil #5 at #2 and Justice League #28 at #5.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Paul Cornell and Ryan Stegman's Wolverine #1 at #3. Also in the top ten were Superior Spider-Man #27.NOW at #4, Superior Spider-Man #28 at #6, and Fantastic Four #1 at #7.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with two issues of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead; issue #121 ranked #8 and issue #122 ranked #9.

Among premier publishers, The Star Wars #5, the latest chapter of Dark Horse Comics' adaptation of George Lucas' original script for Star Wars, was the publisher's best-selling comic book at #33.

Finally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #16 was the publisher's best-selling book at #73.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 100.00 DEC130250-M BATMAN #28 $3.99 DC
2 3 80.65 NOV130118-M FOREVER EVIL #5 $3.99 DC
3 5 77.94 DEC130609-M WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 MAR
4 4 75.73 DEC130648-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #27.NOW $3.99 MAR
5 6 70.91 DEC130202-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 $3.99 DC
6 7 66.16 DEC130653-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #28 $3.99 MAR
7 10 57.65 DEC130616-M FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $3.99 MAR
8 21 57.19 DEC130604 WALKING DEAD #121 (MR) $2.99 IMA
9 22 56.81 DEC130605 WALKING DEAD #122 (MR) $2.99 IMA
10 9 56.64 DEC130692-M ALL NEW X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
11 24 56.07 DEC130269-M HARLEY QUINN #3 $2.99 DC
12 11 52.39 DEC130690-M AVENGERS #26 $3.99 MAR
13 12 50.96 DEC130229-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #8 $3.99 DC
14 13 49.63 DEC130253-M DETECTIVE COMICS #28 $3.99 DC
15 14 49.31 DEC130205-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12 $3.99 DC
16 15 49.23 DEC130747 UNCANNY X-MEN #17 $3.99 MAR
17 16 48.61 DEC130694-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #12 $3.99 MAR
18 25 47.82 DEC130627-M PUNISHER #1 $3.99 MAR
19 17 47.02 DEC130746 ORIGIN II #3 $3.99 MAR
20 18 46.61 DEC130726 UNCANNY AVENGERS #17 $3.99 MAR
21 19 46.00 DEC130670-M X-MEN #10.NOW $3.99 MAR
22 8 44.76 DEC130265 BATMAN JOKERS DAUGHTER #1 $4.99 DC
23 20 44.41 NOV130651 NEW AVENGERS #14 $3.99 MAR
24 43 44.08 DEC130625-M MS MARVEL #1 $2.99 MAR
25 38 43.12 DEC130272 GREEN LANTERN RED LANTERNS #28 $2.99 DC
26 26 42.21 DEC130745 AMAZING X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
27 28 41.63 DEC130674-M X-MEN #11 $3.99 MAR
28 32 41.57 DEC130676-M X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR
29 27 41.49 DEC130614-M WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MAR
30 33 40.11 DEC130655-M NEW WARRIORS #1 $3.99 MAR
31 29 39.31 DEC130235-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #5 $3.99 DC
32 47 38.02 DEC130261-M BATMAN AND TWO FACE #28 $2.99 DC
33 31 37.41 DEC130073 STAR WARS #5 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99 DAR
34 34 36.84 DEC130667-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #19.NOW $3.99 MAR
35 63 36.74 DEC130663-M LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #1 $2.99 MAR
36 62 36.72 DEC130634-M SHE-HULK #1 $2.99 MAR
37 54 36.12 DEC130751 DEADPOOL #23 $2.99 MAR
38 55 36.05 DEC130752 DEADPOOL #24 $2.99 MAR
39 35 35.06 DEC130688-M AVENGERS WORLD #3 $3.99 MAR
40 60 34.66 JUL130649-M HAWKEYE #15 $2.99 MAR
41 23 34.65 SEP130775-M KICK-ASS 3 #6 (MR) $4.99 MAR
42 36 33.86 DEC130066-M SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #2 [*] $3.50 DAR
43 37 33.28 DEC130750 NIGHT OF LIVING DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 MAR
44 64 32.38 DEC130267-M NIGHTWING #28 $2.99 DC
45 40 32.02 DEC130643-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #16.NOW $3.99 MAR
46 41 31.38 DEC130748 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #41 $3.99 MAR
47 68 31.32 DEC130233-M EARTH 2 #20 $2.99 DC
48 69 31.17 DEC130210-M FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR #5 $2.99 DC
49 70 31.08 DEC130266 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #28 $2.99 DC
50 30 31.02 DEC130749 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #42 $4.99 MAR
51 42 30.95 DEC130243-M ACTION COMICS #28 $3.99 DC
52 72 30.62 DEC130220-M AQUAMAN #28 $2.99 DC
53 73 30.30 DEC130259-M BATGIRL #28 $2.99 DC
54 74 30.06 DEC130245-M SUPERMAN #28 $2.99 DC
55 77 29.67 DEC130222-M FLASH #28 $2.99 DC
56 45 29.20 DEC130646-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #17 $3.99 MAR
57 79 29.19 DEC130226 JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #3 $2.99 DC
58 50 28.31 DEC130699-M ALL NEW INVADERS #2 $3.99 MAR
59 51 27.79 DEC130632-M PUNISHER #2 $3.99 MAR
60 82 27.60 DEC130738 DAREDEVIL #36 $2.99 MAR
61 81 27.58 DEC130227-M WONDER WOMAN #28 $2.99 DC
62 52 27.34 DEC130742 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #19 $3.99 MAR
63 67 27.29 DEC130640-M WINTER SOLDIER BITTER MARCH #1 $3.99 MAR
64 80 27.02 DEC130070 STAR WARS #14 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
65 39 26.93 DEC131027-M TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #1 [*] $3.99 DYN
66 56 26.75 DEC130217-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #28 $3.99 DC
67 58 26.22 DEC130697-M ALL NEW X-FACTOR #3 $3.99 MAR
68 59 25.90 DEC130740 IRON MAN #21 $3.99 MAR
69 86 25.54 DEC130274-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28 $2.99 DC
70 61 24.65 DEC130684-M BLACK WIDOW #3 $3.99 MAR
71 88 23.85 DEC130276-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #28 $2.99 DC
72 66 23.84 DEC130719 MIGHTY AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
73 57 23.61 DEC130441-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #16 $3.99 IDW
74 94 23.53 DEC130347 WAKE #6 (MR) $2.99 DC
75 44 23.44 DEC130288 BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #6 $4.99 DC
76 89 23.43 DEC130284-M TEEN TITANS #28 $2.99 DC
77 90 23.42 DEC130224-M GREEN ARROW #28 $2.99 DC
78 71 23.24 DEC130720 MIGHTY AVENGERS #7 $3.99 MAR
79 76 22.92 DEC130660-M NOVA #13.NOW $3.99 MAR
80 46 22.83 DEC130739 IRON MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
81 49 22.76 DEC130706-M MIRACLEMAN #3 $4.99 MAR
82 48 22.62 DEC130734 SUPERIOR CARNAGE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
83 75 22.57 DEC130727-M CATACLYSM ULTIMATES LAST STAND #5 $3.99 MAR
84 84 22.54 DEC130562 BLACK SCIENCE #4 (MR) $3.50 IMA
85 97 22.43 DEC130232 WORLDS FINEST #20 $2.99 DC
86 78 22.08 DEC130701-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #15 $3.99 MAR
87 100 21.01 DEC130258 CATWOMAN #28 $2.99 DC
88 101 20.80 DEC130212-M FOREVER EVIL ROGUES REBELLION #5 $2.99 DC
89 103 20.71 DEC130682-M THUNDERBOLTS #22 $2.99 MAR
90 102 20.66 DEC130249 SUPERGIRL #28 $2.99 DC
91 105 20.37 DEC130270 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #28 $2.99 DC
92 106 20.06 DEC130219 SUICIDE SQUAD #28 $2.99 DC
93 107 19.90 DEC130293-M INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #2 $2.99 DC
94 85 19.39 DEC130735 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #10 $3.99 MAR
95 252 19.25 DEC130437 MLP FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC 100 PENNY PRESS #1 $1.00 IDW
96 65 18.89 DEC130248 SUPERMAN LOIS LANE #1 $4.99 DC
97 112 18.58 OCT130606 LAZARUS #6 (MR) $2.99 IMA
98 87 18.55 DEC130566 DEADLY CLASS #2 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
99 83 18.12 DEC130443-M MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #2 $3.99 IDW
100 113 18.12 DEC130263-M BATWOMAN #28 $2.99 DC

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Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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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.