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Top 100 Comics: February 2016

Batman ventures to the Fortress of Solitude to free Superman as the escaped Kandorians level their threats against earth in Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of February.

In total, DC Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Scott Snyder and Yanette Paquette's Batman #49 at #3 and Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League #48 at #10.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu's Star Wars #16 at #2. Also in the top ten were Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Spider-Man #1 at #4, Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin's Deadpool: The Mercs for Money #1 at #5, the anniversary issue Deadpool #7 at #6, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #16 at #7, David Walker and Sanford Greene's Power Man and Iron Fist #1 at #8, and Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's Amazing Spider-Man #7 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #151 ranked #13 for the month and was Image Comics' best-selling book in February. Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's Fight Club 2 #9, the penultimate issue of Palahniuk's sequel to Fight Club, was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling comic book in February at #63. Finally, IDW Publishing's Back to the Future #5 was their top book in February at #102.

Outside the premier publishers, Oni Press' Invader Zim #7 was the month's top non-premier comic book at #90.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2016

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 142.22 NOV150155-M DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 $5.99 DC
2 3 107.52 DEC150866-M STAR WARS #16 $3.99 MAR
3 4 100.00 DEC150271-M BATMAN #49 $3.99 DC
4 5 97.33 DEC150723-M SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
5 6 87.82 DEC150741-M DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 $3.99 MAR
6 2 85.95 DEC150853-M DEADPOOL #7 $9.99 MAR
7 8 79.02 NOV150919 DARTH VADER #16 $3.99 MAR
8 7 77.00 DEC150732-M POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1 $3.99 MAR
9 9 73.38 DEC150809-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
10 10 70.80 NOV150171-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #48 $3.99 DC
11 11 69.72 DEC150811 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
12 13 67.97 DEC150806-M SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #2 $3.99 MAR
13 22 65.62 DEC150554 WALKING DEAD #151 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 14 62.76 DEC150300-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 $3.99 DC
15 15 62.26 DEC150848-M OLD MAN LOGAN #2 $3.99 MAR
16 20 61.58 DEC150718-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
17 17 56.90 DEC150870 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #2 $3.99 MAR
18 12 56.05 DEC150728-M AVENGERS STANDOFF WELCOME PLEASANT HILL #1 $4.99 MAR
19 19 55.09 DEC150774-M MIGHTY THOR #4 $3.99 MAR
20 23 50.39 DEC150748-M ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
21 21 50.15 DEC150285-M HARLEY QUINN #25 $3.99 DC
22 24 49.06 NOV150889-M UNCANNY X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
23 28 48.85 NOV150886-M ALL NEW X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
24 40 48.07 DEC150612 SAGA #34 (MR) $2.99 IMA
25 26 46.76 DEC150750 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
26 27 46.68 DEC150823-M DOCTOR STRANGE #5 $3.99 MAR
27 25 46.64 NOV150842-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 $3.99 MAR
28 16 46.52 NOV150227-M BATMAN EUROPA #4 $4.99 DC
29 29 45.98 DEC150858 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
30 30 44.11 DEC150280-M DETECTIVE COMICS #49 $3.99 DC
31 18 43.85 DEC150287-M HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2 $4.99 DC
32 32 42.65 DEC150819-M SPIDER-GWEN #5 $3.99 MAR
33 33 42.60 DEC150832-M DAREDEVIL #4 $3.99 MAR
34 34 42.48 NOV150790 UNCANNY AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
35 35 42.02 DEC150851-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 MAR
36 36 41.29 DEC150847 ALL NEW X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
37 37 39.52 DEC150781 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 $3.99 MAR
38 38 37.37 DEC150871 KANAN #11 $3.99 MAR
39 61 36.23 DEC150603 PAPER GIRLS #5 $2.99 IMA
40 39 36.06 DEC150213-M SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 $3.99 DC
41 63 35.85 DEC150274 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #18 $2.99 DC
42 31 35.68 DEC150859 DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #3 $4.99 MAR
43 66 35.46 DEC150275 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #19 $2.99 DC
44 41 35.37 DEC150267-M SUPERMAN #49 $3.99 DC
45 67 35.18 DEC150276 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #20 $2.99 DC
46 68 34.83 DEC150277 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #21 $2.99 DC
47 45 34.77 DEC150758-M TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #3 $3.99 MAR
48 46 34.64 NOV150773-M A-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR
49 42 34.47 DEC150255-M WONDER WOMAN #49 $3.99 DC
50 43 34.31 DEC150293-M GREEN LANTERN #49 $3.99 DC
51 48 34.22 DEC150797-M UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 $3.99 MAR
52 44 33.99 NOV150185-M FLASH #48 $3.99 DC
53 47 33.51 DEC150231-M FLASH #49 $3.99 DC
54 50 32.78 DEC150260-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #29 $3.99 DC
55 49 32.20 DEC150298-M BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT BATGIRL AND HARLEY QUINN #1 $3.99 DC
56 51 31.27 DEC150264-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #26 $3.99 DC
57 52 30.67 DEC150262-M ACTION COMICS #49 $3.99 DC
58 53 30.37 DEC150756 NEW AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
59 55 30.11 DEC150803-M MS MARVEL #4 $3.99 MAR
60 54 29.46 DEC150283-M GRAYSON #17 $3.99 DC
61 56 29.34 DEC150289-M ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #9 $3.99 DC
62 58 28.42 DEC150789-M ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #2 $3.99 MAR
63 57 28.36 NOV150060-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #9 $3.99 DAR
64 59 28.20 DEC150764-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 $3.99 MAR
65 62 27.42 DEC150813-M SPIDEY #3 $3.99 MAR
66 65 26.60 DEC150258-M SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #4 $3.99 DC
67 71 26.47 DEC150772 ULTIMATES #4 $3.99 MAR
68 69 26.45 DEC150812 CARNAGE #5 $3.99 MAR
69 70 26.40 DEC150773 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #6 $3.99 MAR
70 73 26.09 SEP150795-M KARNAK #2 $3.99 MAR
71 72 26.08 DEC150817 SILK #4 $3.99 MAR
72 74 25.93 DEC150821 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6 $3.99 MAR
73 101 25.84 DEC150227-M DEATHSTROKE #15 $2.99 DC
74 76 25.48 DEC150822 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7 $3.99 MAR
75 77 25.35 DEC150818 SILK #5 $3.99 MAR
76 103 24.95 NOV150221 BATGIRL #48 $2.99 DC
77 80 24.35 DEC150795-M SILVER SURFER #2 $3.99 MAR
78 81 24.25 DEC150777-M ALL NEW HAWKEYE #4 $3.99 MAR
79 88 24.14 DEC150589-M I HATE FAIRYLAND #5 (MR) $3.50 IMA
80 82 23.55 DEC150761-M SQUADRON SUPREME #4 $3.99 MAR
81 84 23.27 DEC150751-M SCARLET WITCH #3 $3.99 MAR
82 110 23.07 DEC150239 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17 $2.99 DC
83 112 22.95 DEC150248-M TEEN TITANS #17 $2.99 DC
84 83 22.93 DEC150221-M AQUAMAN #49 $3.99 DC
85 114 22.84 DEC150242 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #2 $2.99 DC
86 119 22.32 DEC150245-M STARFIRE #9 $2.99 DC
87 85 22.18 DEC150269-M SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #5 $3.99 DC
88 86 22.08 DEC150250-M TITANS HUNT #5 $3.99 DC
89 121 21.76 DEC150243-M RED HOOD ARSENAL #9 $2.99 DC
90 89 21.75 DEC150805 ALL NEW INHUMANS #4 $3.99 MAR
90 78 21.75 NOV151543-M INVADER ZIM #7 $3.99 ONI
92 64 21.72 DEC150785-M GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #3 $4.99 MAR
93 90 21.59 DEC150770-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
94 122 21.52 DEC150233-M GREEN ARROW #49 $2.99 DC
95 123 21.23 DEC150602 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #16 (MR) $2.99 IMA
96 92 20.98 DEC150782-M VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #4 $3.99 MAR
97 125 20.89 DEC150247 SWAMP THING #2 $2.99 DC
98 93 20.87 DEC150845-M CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS # $3.99 MAR
99 94 20.84 DEC150746 X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #1 $3.99 MAR
100 91 20.76 DEC150291-M WE ARE ROBIN #9 $3.99 DC

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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.