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IDW Publishing's Angel: After the Fall #14 was the best-selling non-premier comic title based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops for November 2008, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. IDW also took the #4, #7 & #9 spots with its latest installments of its Tranformers and Doctor Who titles. Dynamite Entertainment came in at #2-#3, #5-#6 & #8, while Zenescope Entertainment earned the #10 spot. 

Please Note: This information can also be found in the Industry Statistics section of Diamond Online's Retailer Services Area.
 

TOP 50 INDEPENDENT COMICS
Based on Actual Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in November 2008 

(Please Note: This table is best viewed with your Internet browser in full-screen mode.)

Rank

Overall Quantity Rank

Overall Retail Rank

Index

Code

Description

Price

Vendor

1

47

31

37.76

SEP084103

ANGEL AFTER THE FALL #14

$3.99

IDW

2

75

68

24.37

AUG083931-2

BLACK TERROR #1*

$3.50

DE

3

131

138

13.57

AUG083943

RED SONJA #39

$2.99

DE

4

140

127

12.01

SEP084113

TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #5

$3.99

IDW

5

142

136

11.72

SEP083925

LONE RANGER #15 (MR)

$3.50

DE

6

147

144

10.89

SEP083901/

SEP083904

JUNGLE GIRL SEASON 2 #1*

$3.50

DE

7

153

141

9.96

AUG084149

DOCTOR WHO FORGOTTEN #3

$3.99

IDW

8

154

154

9.84

SEP083912

GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS NIGHT WITCHES #2 (Of 3)

$3.50

DE

9

156

143

9.70

SEP084117

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT BLURR

$3.99

IDW

10

158

175

9.34

AUG084449

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #32

$2.99

ZEN

11

159

145

9.32

MAY083639-41

ANNA MERCURY #4 (Of 5) (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

12

161

146

9.27

AUG083961

JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES STORM FRONT #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

DAB

13

162

148

9.17

SEP084134

GRANT MORRISONS DOCTOR WHO #2

$3.99

IDW

14

168

188

8.61

SEP083836

TAROT WITCH O/BLACK ROSE #53 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

15

170

158

8.42

SEP084313-4

STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #2*

$3.95

UDO

16

171

156

8.40

SEP084127

STAR TREK LAST GENERATION #1

$3.99

IDW

17

174

196

8.02

SEP083796

SIMPSONS COMICS #148

$2.99

BON

18

181

170

7.31

SEP084139

STAR TREK MIRROR IMAGES #5

$3.99

IDW

19

182

173

7.21

SEP084109

GHOSTBUSTERS THE OTHER SIDE #2

$3.99

IDW

20

183

189

7.20

JUL083885

MAN WITH NO NAME #5

$3.50

DE

21

186

177

6.88

JUN083716-7

GRAVEL #6 (MR)*

$3.99

AVA

22

187

231

6.74

SEP083735

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #194

$2.25

ARC

23

193

217

6.60

SEP083799

FUTURAMA COMICS #40

$2.99

BON

24

194

199

6.58

NOV073316

MOUSE GUARD WINTER 1152 #4 (Of 6)

$3.50

ARS

25

195

161

6.57

AUG083946

SAVAGE TALES #10 (MR)

$4.99

DE

26

198

186

6.46

AUG083766

FLASH GORDON #3

$3.99

ARD

27

200

190

6.25

SEP084102

SIR APROPOS O/NOTHING #1 (Of 5)

$3.99

IDW

28

204

166

6.15

AUG083952

NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA GHOSTS #2 (Of 4)

$4.99

DE

29

206

207

6.01

AUG083906/

AUG083908

HALLOWEEN FIRST DEATH O/LAURIE STRODE #2 (Of 3)*

$3.50

DEV

30

207

224

5.95

SEP084232-5

CITY OF DUST #2*

$2.99

RAL

31

209

215

5.69

AUG083910-2

SHEENA DARK RISING #2*

$3.50

DEV

32

210

155

5.61

SEP084122

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT OPTIMUS PRIME 3D

$5.99

IDW

33

211

201

5.59

SEP084111

WELCOME TO HOXFORD #4

$3.99

IDW

34

215

206

5.38

SEP084115

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED ARRIVAL #4

$3.99

IDW

35

217

221

5.36

SEP083893

VOLTRON A LEGEND FORGED #4

$3.50

DEV

36

218

183

5.22

SEP083798

SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #3

$4.99

BON

37

221

214

5.00

AUG084144

PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL BARACK OBAMA

$3.99

IDW

38

222

236

4.90

SEP083674

GLAMOURPUSS #4

$3.00

AAR

39

225

195

4.81

AUG084375

SHONEN JUMP DEC 08

$4.99

VIZ

40

229

244

4.56

SEP084251

ATOMIC ROBO DOGS O/WAR #4 (Of 5)

$2.95

RED

41

231

223

4.49

AUG084159

FALLEN ANGEL IDW #31 (MR)

$3.99

IDW

42

232

245

4.47

JUN084378

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURES O/SINBAD #4

$2.99

ZEN

43

233

281

4.31

SEP083736

SONIC X #39

$2.25

ARC

44

236

157

4.17

JUL084006

UNCLE SCROOGE #382

$7.99

GEM

45

238

257

4.12

JUL084391

1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURES O/SINBAD #5

$2.99

ZEN

46

242

164

4.05

JUN083981

UNCLE SCROOGE #381

$7.99

GEM

47

243

203

3.97

JUL083855

DRAGONLANCE LEGENDS TIME O/TWINS #3 (Of 3) PANOSIAN CVR

$5.50

DEV

48

245

230

3.88

SEP084124

UNDERWORLD RISE O/LYCANS #1

$3.99

IDW

49

247

232

3.77

SEP083941

PATRICIA BRIGGS MERCY THOMPSON HOMECOMING #1 (Of 4)

$3.99

DAB

50

252

174

3.56

JUN083982

WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #696

$7.99

GEM


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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

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 4,000+ 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, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

 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.