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Top 100 Comics: April 2016

T'Challa faces revolution in Wakanda in Marvel Comics' Black Panther #1 from National Book Award-winning Ta-Nahesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, the best-selling comic book of April.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, including Charles Soule and Phil Noto's Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 at #2, James Robinson and Tony Harris' Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1 at #4, Christopher Hasting and Gurihiru's Gwenpool #1 at #6, Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu's Star Wars #18 at #7, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #19 at #8, and Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #10 at #10.

DC Entertainment rounded out the top ten with three titles — Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 at #3; Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #51 at #5; and Rob Williams and Jim Lee's Harley Quinn & the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #153 was Image Comics' top book at #13. Cullen Bunn and David Baldeon's Micronauts #1 was IDW Publishing's top book in April at #75. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' Aliens: Defiance #1 was their top book at #132.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 248.48 FEB160740-M BLACK PANTHER #1 $4.99 MAR
2 3 172.02 FEB160747-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 $4.99 MAR
3 2 140.36 JAN160219-M DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 $5.99 DC
4 4 118.56 OCT150933 STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1 $4.99 MAR
5 6 100.00 FEB160185-M BATMAN #51 $3.99 DC
6 5 98.95 FEB160762-M GWENPOOL #1 $4.99 MAR
7 7 97.02 FEB160935-M STAR WARS #18 $3.99 MAR
8 10 75.51 FEB160938 DARTH VADER #19 $3.99 MAR
9 8 73.93 FEB160121-M HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPEC #1 $4.99 DC
10 11 72.25 FEB160792-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 MAR
11 12 69.79 JAN160248-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 $3.99 DC
12 14 66.17 FEB160794 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
13 32 66.09 FEB160612 WALKING DEAD #153 (MR) $2.99 IMA
14 15 64.38 FEB160211-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5 $3.99 DC
15 17 63.71 FEB160791 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
16 18 63.29 FEB160914-M DEADPOOL #10 $3.99 MAR
17 9 59.79 FEB160770-M MOON KNIGHT #1 $4.99 MAR
18 22 59.75 FEB160778-M SPIDER-GWEN #7 SWO $3.99 MAR
19 20 59.66 DEC150216 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1 $3.99 DC
20 23 58.66 FEB160797-M SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
21 24 58.06 FEB160903-M OLD MAN LOGAN #4 $3.99 MAR
22 16 57.86 FEB161246-M MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 $3.99 BOO
23 25 57.76 FEB160905-M OLD MAN LOGAN #5 $3.99 MAR
24 27 56.71 FEB160912-M DEADPOOL #9 $3.99 MAR
25 13 56.35 FEB160897-M UNCANNY X-MEN #6 AW $4.99 MAR
26 41 54.78 FEB160939-M EMPRESS #1 $3.99 MAR
27 28 53.83 FEB160197-M HARLEY QUINN #27 $3.99 DC
28 29 51.67 FEB160119-M HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1 $3.99 DC
29 31 51.55 FEB160830-M MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99 MAR
30 33 50.95 FEB160811-M ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MAR
31 34 50.35 FEB160901-M EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #9 AW $3.99 MAR
32 35 49.53 FEB160934 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #4 $3.99 MAR
33 19 49.27 FEB160774 SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 $4.99 MAR
34 36 48.65 FEB160869-M DOCTOR STRANGE #7 $3.99 MAR
35 21 48.09 FEB160815 AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 $4.99 MAR
36 53 48.03 FEB160602 SAGA #36 (MR) $2.99 IMA
37 37 47.83 FEB160893-M DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99 MAR
38 38 46.30 FEB160917-M DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #3 $3.99 MAR
39 39 45.64 FEB160732 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
40 40 44.80 FEB160809-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MAR
41 44 42.38 FEB160187-M DETECTIVE COMICS #51 $3.99 DC
42 45 42.20 FEB160783-M SILK #7 SWO $3.99 MAR
43 30 40.66 FEB160195-M HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #3 $4.99 DC
44 46 39.70 FEB160733-M INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
45 47 39.45 FEB160856-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7 $3.99 MAR
46 48 39.19 FEB160911 ALL NEW X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
47 51 38.55 FEB160787-M SPIDER-WOMAN #6 SWO $3.99 MAR
48 26 38.42 FEB160871 DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 $5.99 MAR
49 52 37.45 FEB160910 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #7 $3.99 MAR
50 50 37.38 FEB160172-M SUPERMAN #51 $3.99 DC
51 42 34.50 JAN160240-M FLASH #50 $4.99 DC
52 43 33.98 JAN160235-M BATGIRL #50 $4.99 DC
53 55 33.81 FEB160174-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #31 $3.99 DC
54 56 33.80 FEB160842-M BLACK WIDOW #2 $3.99 MAR
55 57 33.22 FEB160908-M X-MEN 92 #2 $3.99 MAR
56 82 32.34 FEB160886-M MOCKINGBIRD #2 $3.99 MAR
57 58 32.24 FEB160205-M GREEN LANTERN #51 $3.99 DC
58 49 31.66 FEB160729 CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO WAR #1 $4.99 MAR
59 59 31.56 FEB160176-M ACTION COMICS #51 $3.99 DC
60 60 30.58 FEB160837-M TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
61 61 30.47 FEB160805-M CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #8 $3.99 MAR
62 62 30.25 FEB160807 NEW AVENGERS #9 $3.99 MAR
63 64 29.53 FEB160808 NEW AVENGERS #10 $3.99 MAR
64 65 29.30 FEB160863-M MS MARVEL #6 $3.99 MAR
65 63 29.23 FEB160170-M WONDER WOMAN #51 $3.99 DC
66 66 28.27 FEB160178-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28 $3.99 DC
67 69 27.15 FEB160824 A-FORCE #4 $3.99 MAR
68 67 26.86 FEB160191-M GRAYSON #19 $3.99 DC
69 70 26.58 FEB160866 UNCANNY INHUMANS #7 $3.99 MAR
70 72 26.17 OCT150844-M KARNAK #3 $3.99 MAR
71 73 26.00 FEB160891-M POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3 $3.99 MAR
72 71 25.87 FEB160201-M ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #11 $3.99 DC
73 75 25.68 JAN160732-M INFINITY ENTITY #4 $3.99 MAR
74 78 25.65 FEB160832-M ULTIMATES #6 $3.99 MAR
75 54 25.19 FEB160291-M MICRONAUTS #1 $4.99 IDW
76 77 24.97 FEB160183-M SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #6 $3.99 DC
77 79 24.68 FEB160834-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $3.99 MAR
78 105 24.39 FEB160145-M DEATHSTROKE #17 $2.99 DC
79 81 24.09 JAN160852 SPIDEY #4 $3.99 MAR
80 80 24.04 FEB160182 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #3 $3.99 DC
81 83 24.02 FEB160803 CARNAGE #7 $3.99 MAR
82 84 23.72 FEB160852-M ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #4 $3.99 MAR
83 85 23.72 FEB160825-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
84 86 23.63 FEB160796 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9 $3.99 MAR
85 108 23.35 FEB160162 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #19 $2.99 DC
86 114 22.84 FEB160189 BATGIRL #51 $2.99 DC
87 87 22.71 JAN160820-M SILVER SURFER #3 $3.99 MAR
88 88 22.56 FEB160804 SPIDEY #5 $3.99 MAR
89 90 22.50 FEB160818-M SQUADRON SUPREME #6 $3.99 MAR
90 121 22.08 FEB160194 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #4 $2.99 DC
91 91 22.02 FEB160923-M HAUNTED MANSION #2 $3.99 MAR
92 92 21.81 FEB160549-M TOKYO GHOST #6 (MR) $3.99 IMA
93 68 21.76 FEB160802 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #2 $4.99 MAR
94 125 21.57 FEB160164-M TEEN TITANS #19 $2.99 DC
95 93 21.54 FEB160138-M AQUAMAN #51 $3.99 DC
96 94 21.41 FEB160591 MONSTRESS #5 (MR) $3.99 IMA
97 130 20.86 FEB160594 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #18 (MR) $2.99 IMA
98 96 20.81 FEB160829 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #6 $3.99 MAR
99 131 20.77 FEB160151-M GREEN ARROW #51 $2.99 DC
100 97 19.79 FEB160180-M SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #7 $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.