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Top 100 Comics: September 2015

The Rebel Alliance faces a new challenge after the Battle of Endor in Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto's prequel to the new Star Wars film, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in September.

In total, Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten, including Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen's Star Wars #9 at #2, Tim Seeley and Elmo Bondoc's Deadpool Vs. Thanos #1 at #4, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #9, Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5 at #6, and Seeley and Bondoc's Deadpool Vs. Thanos #2 at #10.

DC Entertainment had three titles in the top ten led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #44 at #3. Also in the top ten were James Tynion IV and Roge Antonia's Batman Annual #4 at #7 and Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League #44 at #8.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #146 ranked #9.

Among the premier publishers, Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's Fight Club 2 #5 was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling comic book for September at #29. The cosmic crossover continued in Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez's Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Parallax War #3 from IDW Publishing, the publisher's best-selling comic at #87.

Outside the premier publishers, the month's best-selling non-premier comic book was Oni Press' Invader Zim #3, based on the fan-favorite animated series, which ranked #41 overall.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2015

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 182.58 JUL150767-M JOURNEY STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS SHATTERED EMPIRE #1 $3.99 MAR
2 3 118.71 JUN150792-M STAR WARS #9 $3.99 MAR
3 2 100.00 JUL150256-M BATMAN #44 $4.99 DC
4 4 94.93 JUL150789-M DEADPOOL VS THANOS #1 $3.99 MAR
5 6 87.61 JUN150796-M DARTH VADER #9 $3.99 MAR
6 7 82.73 JUL150737-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #5 $3.99 MAR
7 5 70.52 JUL150258 BATMAN ANNUAL #4 $4.99 DC
8 9 67.09 JUL150202-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #44 $3.99 DC
9 18 60.32 JUL150569 WALKING DEAD #146 (MR) $2.99 IMA
10 11 59.35 JUL150792-M DEADPOOL VS THANOS #2 $3.99 MAR
11 12 53.79 JUN150791 STAR WARS LANDO #4 $3.99 MAR
12 10 52.02 JUL150711-M CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #1 $4.99 MAR
13 13 51.66 JUL150733 CIVIL WAR #4 $3.99 MAR
14 15 50.62 JUN150696-M THORS #3 $3.99 MAR
15 14 49.68 JUL150277-M HARLEY QUINN #20 $3.99 DC
16 16 48.83 JUL150269-M DETECTIVE COMICS #44 $3.99 DC
17 8 44.69 JUN150259-M HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1 $5.99 DC
18 17 42.44 JUL150328-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #6 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
19 20 40.76 JUN150750-M A-FORCE #4 $3.99 MAR
20 21 39.68 JUL150776 KANAN #6 $3.99 MAR
21 22 39.47 JUN150783 INFINITY GAUNTLET #4 $3.99 MAR
22 24 38.80 JUN150743-M AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3 $3.99 MAR
23 51 38.50 JUL150548 WE STAND ON GUARD #3 (MR) $2.99 IMA
24 23 38.39 JUL150252-M SUPERMAN #44 $3.99 DC
25 26 36.70 JUN150741-M SPIDER-ISLAND #3 $3.99 MAR
26 25 36.68 JUL150735-M SPIDER-VERSE #5 $3.99 MAR
27 19 36.56 JUL150749-M X-MEN 92 #4 $4.99 MAR
28 30 35.52 JUN150727-M HOUSE OF M #2 $3.99 MAR
29 27 35.35 JUL150094-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #5 $3.99 DAR
30 31 35.33 JUL150716-M CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #2 $3.99 MAR
31 29 35.08 JUL150248-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #24 $3.99 DC
32 34 34.98 JUL150743 AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 $3.99 MAR
33 32 34.68 JUL150600-M TOKYO GHOST #1 (MR) $3.99 IMA
34 35 34.55 JUL150760-M GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 $3.99 MAR
35 33 34.41 JUL150283-M GREEN LANTERN #44 $3.99 DC
36 36 34.33 JUL150759 PLANET HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
37 37 33.36 JUL150280-M ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #4 $3.99 DC
38 38 33.15 JUL150246-M ACTION COMICS #44 $3.99 DC
39 39 32.46 JUL150212-M DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS #2 $3.99 DC
40 44 31.88 JUN150688-M SILK #7 $3.99 MAR
41 28 31.84 JUL151493-M INVADER ZIM #3 $3.99 ONI
42 45 31.82 JUL150734 SPIDER-ISLAND #4 $3.99 MAR
43 43 31.60 JUL150238-M WONDER WOMAN #44 $3.99 DC
44 41 31.56 JUL150220-M FLASH #44 $3.99 DC
45 42 31.49 JUL150279 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #4 $3.99 DC
46 48 30.41 JUL150753 YEARS OF FUTURE PAST #5 $3.99 MAR
47 73 30.26 JUL150231-M NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #12 $2.99 DC
48 46 30.02 JUL150250-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #21 $3.99 DC
49 49 29.90 JUL150741-M HOUSE OF M #3 $3.99 MAR
50 77 29.51 JUN150690-M MS MARVEL #18 $2.99 MAR
51 54 28.78 JUL150756 FUTURE IMPERFECT #5 $3.99 MAR
52 53 28.22 JUL150273-M GRAYSON #12 $3.99 DC
53 83 27.31 JUL150214-M DEATHSTROKE #10 $2.99 DC
54 57 27.29 JUL150725 AGE OF ULTRON VS MARVEL ZOMBIES #4 $3.99 MAR
55 84 27.27 JUL150265-M BATMAN BEYOND #4 $2.99 DC
56 58 27.22 JUN150803-M ALL NEW HAWKEYE #5 $3.99 MAR
57 86 26.79 JUL150260 BATGIRL #44 $2.99 DC
58 88 26.65 JUL150242-M STARFIRE #4 $2.99 DC
59 61 26.23 JUN150717-M STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #3 $3.99 MAR
60 62 26.17 JUL150788 DAREDEVIL #18 $3.99 MAR
61 40 25.95 JUL150285 GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #4 $4.99 DC
62 63 25.32 JUL150754-M MRS DEADPOOL AND HOWLING COMMANDOS #4 $3.99 MAR
63 65 24.64 JUL150763 SECRET WARS 2099 #5 $3.99 MAR
64 64 24.62 JUL150794 GROOT #4 $3.99 MAR
65 66 24.50 JUL150746 GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #4 $3.99 MAR
66 59 24.24 JUL150958-M ARCHIE #3 $3.99 ARC
67 68 24.03 JUL150758 INFERNO #5 $3.99 MAR
68 69 24.00 JUN150757-M SQUADRON SINISTER #3 $3.99 MAR
69 50 23.83 JUL150801-M MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN AND BUCKINGHAM #1 $4.99 MAR
70 70 23.80 JUL150730-M INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #5 $3.99 MAR
71 71 23.58 MAY150705-M HAIL HYDRA #2 $3.99 MAR
72 74 23.11 JUL150820-M AGENT CARTER SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1 $3.99 MAR
73 72 23.07 JUL150205-M AQUAMAN #44 $3.99 DC
74 75 23.06 JUN150706-M SIEGE #3 $3.99 MAR
75 76 23.00 JUL150814-M FURY SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1 $3.99 MAR
76 106 22.83 JUN150572 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #12 (MR) $2.99 IMA
77 52 22.66 JUL150233 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
78 110 22.45 JUL150545 PLUTONA #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
79 108 22.39 JUL150223-M GREEN ARROW #44 $2.99 DC
80 56 22.37 JUL150811-M MOCKINGBIRD SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1 $4.99 MAR
81 55 22.26 JUL150275 GRAYSON ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC
82 111 22.24 JUL150217 EARTH 2 SOCIETY #4 $2.99 DC
83 78 22.02 JUL150808-M QUAKE SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1 $3.99 MAR
84 79 21.94 JUL150748 X-TINCTION AGENDA #4 $3.99 MAR
85 109 21.90 JUL151656-M BOOK OF DEATH #3 $3.99 VAL
86 80 21.80 JUN150785-M 1872 #3 $3.99 MAR
87 60 21.58 JUL150409-M STAR TREK GREEN LANTERN #3 [*] $3.99 IDW
88 81 21.35 JUL150752 ARMOR WARS #5 $3.99 MAR
89 115 21.20 JUL150286 GREEN LANTERN THE LOST ARMY #4 $2.99 DC
90 85 20.83 JUL150817-M CAVALRY SHIELD 50TH ANNIVERSARY #1 $3.99 MAR
91 120 20.70 JUL150207-M BLACK CANARY #4 $2.99 DC
92 90 20.15 JUN150754-M 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #3 $3.99 MAR
93 91 20.11 MAY150649 SILVER SURFER #14 $3.99 MAR
94 87 20.01 JUL150282 WE ARE ROBIN #4 $3.99 DC
95 92 19.95 JUL150747 E IS FOR EXTINCTION #4 $3.99 MAR
96 93 19.88 JUN150748-M HAIL HYDRA #3 $3.99 MAR
97 95 19.41 JUN150759-M WEIRDWORLD #4 $3.99 MAR
98 67 19.35 JUL150805-M MIRACLEMAN BY GAIMAN AND BUCKINGHAM #2 $4.99 MAR
99 127 19.33 JUL150236 RED HOOD ARSENAL #4 $2.99 DC
100 97 19.32 JUL150751 CAPTAIN MARVEL AND CAROL CORPS #4 $3.99 MAR

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. 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.

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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.