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The murder of Uatu the Watcher threatens to reveal long-buried secrets and sends Earth's heroes on a mission to discover the culprit in Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's Original Sin #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book for May.

In total, Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten, including Amazing Spider-Man #2 at #2, Amazing Spider-Man #1.1 at #3, and Original Sin #2 at #6.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #31 at #4. Also in the top ten were Geoff Johns and David Finch's Forever Evil #7 at #5, Justice League #30 at #7, The New 52: Futures End #1 at #9, and Batman Eternal #5 at #10.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #127 at #8.

Among other premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 ranked #42 for May. Fianally, IDW Publishing's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #19 at #104.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 136.79 MAR140615-M ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99 MAR
2 2 115.30 MAR140641-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
3 3 108.42 MAR140638-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR
4 5 100.00 MAR140212-M BATMAN #31 (ZERO YEAR) $3.99 DC
5 4 89.39 JAN140237-M FOREVER EVIL #7 $4.99 DC
6 6 86.18 MAR140627-M ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99 MAR
7 8 72.05 FEB140149-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #30  $3.99 DC
8 18 66.37 MAR140520 WALKING DEAD #127 (MR) $2.99 IMA
9 13 65.85 MAR140164-M NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 [*] $2.99 DC
10 15 62.14 MAR140208 BATMAN ETERNAL #5 [*] $2.99 DC
11 20 60.03 MAR140209 BATMAN ETERNAL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
12 10 59.73 MAR140172-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1 $3.99 DC
13 7 59.00 MAR140169-M SUPERMAN DOOMED #1 (N52) $4.99 DC
14 31 58.11 MAR140224-M HARLEY QUINN #6 $2.99 DC
15 24 57.95 MAR140211 BATMAN ETERNAL #8 [*] $2.99 DC
16 11 57.93 MAR140734-M ALL NEW X-MEN #27 $3.99 MAR
17 25 57.72 MAR140210 BATMAN ETERNAL #7 [*] $2.99 DC
18 9 54.57 MAR140631-M AVENGERS #29 $4.99 MAR
19 30 53.16 MAR140166 NEW 52 FUTURES END #2 [*] $2.99 DC
20 14 53.12 MAR140633-M AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MAR
21 42 51.56 MAR140517 SAGA #19 (MR) $2.99 IMA
22 17 51.02 FEB140195-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #10 $3.99 DC
23 19 50.93 MAR140737-M UNCANNY X-MEN #21 $3.99 MAR
24 16 50.71 MAR140215-M DETECTIVE COMICS #31 $3.99 DC
25 21 50.54 MAR140713 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #15 $3.99 MAR
26 36 50.02 MAR140167 NEW 52 FUTURES END #3 [*] $2.99 DC
27 22 49.77 MAR140205-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #11 $3.99 DC
28 37 49.47 MAR140168 NEW 52 FUTURES END #4 [*] $2.99 DC
29 23 48.75 MAR140636-M DEADPOOL #29 $3.99 MAR
30 27 48.27 MAR140688-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #20 $3.99 MAR
31 28 47.77 FEB140152-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14  $3.99 DC
32 29 44.47 MAR140196-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #8 $3.99 DC
33 12 44.28 MAR140692-M THANOS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
34 32 44.16 MAR140645-M CYCLOPS #1 $3.99 MAR
35 33 43.43 MAR140745 DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR
36 35 42.66 MAR140697-M MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
37 34 42.66 MAR140746-M DEADPOOL #28 $3.99 MAR
38 38 40.86 FEB140159-M NIGHTWING #30  (NOTE PRICE) $3.99 DC
39 59 40.72 MAR140231-M GREEN LANTERN #31 (UPRISING) $2.99 DC
40 39 40.62 MAR140691-M NEW AVENGERS #18 $3.99 MAR
41 41 39.63 MAR140650-M MOON KNIGHT #3 $3.99 MAR
42 50 39.63 MAR140059-M SERENITY LEAVES ON THE WIND #5 $3.50 DAR
43 40 39.55 MAR140730 AMAZING X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
44 62 39.21 MAR140218-M BATMAN AND FRANKENSTEIN #31 $2.99 DC
45 46 38.89 MAR140643-M INHUMAN #2 $3.99 MAR
46 26 38.39 MAR140744 DEADPOOL ANNUAL #2 $4.99 MAR
47 44 38.22 MAR140199-M ACTION COMICS #31 $3.99 DC
48 63 37.71 MAR140201-M SUPERMAN #31 $2.99 DC
49 48 36.74 MAR140729 X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
50 49 36.57 MAR140652-M DAREDEVIL #3 $3.99 MAR
51 47 35.96 MAR140019 STAR WARS #8 LUCAS DRAFT $3.99 DAR
52 51 35.01 MAR140656-M HULK #3 $3.99 MAR
53 52 34.37 MAR140708 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #22 $3.99 MAR
54 75 33.15 MAR140468-M MPH #1 $2.99 IMA
55 53 33.09 MAR140742 WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 MAR
56 54 33.03 MAR140664-M MAGNETO #3 $3.99 MAR
57 55 32.89 MAR140667-M NIGHTCRAWLER #2 $3.99 MAR
58 56 32.59 MAR140743 WOLVERINE #7 $3.99 MAR
59 83 32.41 MAR140711 MS MARVEL #4 $2.99 MAR
60 78 32.22 MAR140230 SINESTRO #2 $2.99 DC
61 80 32.12 MAR140191-M EARTH 2 #23 $2.99 DC
62 82 31.85 MAR140184-M FLASH #31 $2.99 DC
63 57 31.30 MAR140648-M IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #2 $3.99 MAR
64 58 31.18 MAR140741 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
65 45 31.01 MAR140724-M FANTASTIC FOUR #5 $4.99 MAR
66 60 30.94 MAR140723 FANTASTIC FOUR #4 $3.99 MAR
67 61 30.76 MAR140666 MAGNETO #4 $3.99 MAR
68 43 30.67 MAR140183 SECRET ORIGINS #2 $4.99 DC
69 90 29.84 MAR140181-M AQUAMAN #31 $2.99 DC
70 76 29.70 MAR140475 TREES #1 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
71 94 29.35 MAR140222-M BATGIRL #31 $2.99 DC
72 95 28.52 MAR140194-M WONDER WOMAN #31 $2.99 DC
73 64 28.22 MAR140706 CAPTAIN AMERICA #20 $3.99 MAR
74 67 27.50 MAR140718-M IRON MAN #25 $3.99 MAR
75 69 26.95 MAR140687 AVENGERS WORLD #6 $3.99 MAR
76 71 26.71 MAR140634-M MIGHTY AVENGERS #10 $3.99 MAR
77 70 26.66 MAR140720 IRON MAN #26 $3.99 MAR
78 105 26.46 MAR140234-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 (UPRISING) $2.99 DC
79 103 26.27 MAR140026 STAR WARS #17 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
80 73 25.82 MAR140660-M ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #3 $3.99 MAR
81 74 25.55 MAR140722 PUNISHER #5 $3.99 MAR
82 98 25.18 JAN140865-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5 $2.99 ARC
83 93 25.17 FEB140598 EAST OF WEST #12 $3.50 IMA
84 109 24.83 FEB140296 WAKE #8 (MR) $2.99 DC
85 77 24.76 MAR140658-M ELEKTRA #2 $3.99 MAR
86 79 24.39 MAR140733 X-FORCE #5 $3.99 MAR
87 112 24.37 MAR140180 AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #2 $2.99 DC
88 81 24.31 MAR140716 BLACK WIDOW #6 $3.99 MAR
89 84 24.24 MAR140709-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 $3.99 MAR
90 114 24.20 MAR140707 LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #4 $2.99 MAR
91 88 24.01 MAR140601 SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
92 113 23.94 MAR140187 JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #6 $2.99 DC
93 117 23.76 MAR140728 SHE-HULK #4 $2.99 MAR
94 85 23.57 MAR140178-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #31 $3.99 DC
95 89 23.14 MAR140731 ALL NEW X-FACTOR #7 $3.99 MAR
96 119 22.61 MAR140237 RED LANTERNS #31 $2.99 DC
97 91 22.59 MAR140732 ALL NEW X-FACTOR #8 $3.99 MAR
98 92 22.48 MAR140702-M ALL NEW ULTIMATES #2 $3.99 MAR
99 65 22.32 MAR140696 GIANT SIZE SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR
100 123 22.22 MAR140236 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #31 $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, 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.