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Top 100 Comics: August 2014

Batman is determined to catch a killer who has eluded him for years in Scott Snyder and Matteo Scalera's Batman #34 from DC Entertainment, August's best-selling comic book.

In total, DC had four of the month's top ten comic books. In addition to Batman #34, Grant Morrison and Ivan Reis' Multiversity #1 ranked #4, Harley Quinn #9 ranked #7, and Batman Eternal #18 ranked #10.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos' Amazing Spider-Man #5 at #2. Also in the top ten were Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's Original Sin #7 at #3, Superior Spider-Man #32 at #5, Amazing Spider-Man #1.4 at #8, and Guardians of the Galaxy #18 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #130 from Image Comics ranked #6.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars #20 was the publisher's top book in August at #84. Finally, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #22 was IDW Publishing's top book for the month at #108.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 100.00 JUN140215-M BATMAN #34 $3.99 DC
2 4 90.61 JUN140613-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
3 5 81.37 JUN140605-M ORIGINAL SIN #7 $3.99 MAR
4 1 80.72 JUN140145-M MULTIVERSITY #1 $4.99 DC
5 3 78.09 JUN140643-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 $4.99 MAR
6 14 64.08 JUN140586 WALKING DEAD #130 (MR) $2.99 IMA
7 16 63.75 JUN140228-M HARLEY QUINN #9 $2.99 DC
8 7 59.22 JUN140645-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4 $3.99 MAR
9 8 54.07 JUN140622-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18 $3.99 MAR
10 28 52.59 JUN140207 BATMAN ETERNAL #18 $2.99 DC
11 9 52.42 JUN140221-M DETECTIVE COMICS #34 $3.99 DC
12 10 52.18 JUN140691-M ALL NEW X-MEN #31 $3.99 MAR
13 29 52.15 JUN140230-M HARLEY QUINN #10 $2.99 DC
14 30 52.03 JUN140208 BATMAN ETERNAL #19 $2.99 DC
15 32 51.62 JUN140209 BATMAN ETERNAL #20 $2.99 DC
16 33 51.28 JUN140210 BATMAN ETERNAL #21 $2.99 DC
17 13 50.45 JUN140649-M ROCKET RACCOON #2 $3.99 MAR
18 11 50.42 JUN140198-M SUPERMAN #34 $3.99 DC
19 35 50.35 JUN140173-M GRAYSON #2 $2.99 DC
20 12 49.88 MAY140234-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #13 $3.99 DC
21 38 49.74 JUN140570 SAGA #22 (MR) $2.99 IMA
22 15 48.92 MAY140881 ALL NEW X-MEN #30 $3.99 MAR
23 17 48.50 JUN140620-M AVENGERS #34 $3.99 MAR
24 39 47.60 JUN140219-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #34 $2.99 DC
25 21 45.44 JUN140634-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
26 6 45.08 JUN140689-M WOLVERINE #12 $5.99 MAR
27 20 45.06 JUN140193-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #11 $3.99 DC
28 22 44.59 JUN140617-M DEADPOOL #33 $3.99 MAR
29 23 43.84 JUN140687-M WOLVERINE #11 $3.99 MAR
30 26 42.35 JUN140641-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #2 $3.99 MAR
31 25 41.67 JUN140203-M ACTION COMICS #34 $3.99 DC
32 41 41.64 JUN140563 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
33 31 39.34 MAY140776 ORIGINAL SIN #5.3 $3.99 MAR
34 56 39.08 JUN140238-M GREEN LANTERN #34 $2.99 DC
35 37 38.15 JUN140628-M NEW AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
36 36 38.03 MAY140777 ORIGINAL SIN #5.4 $3.99 MAR
37 34 37.89 JUN140155-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #4 $3.99 DC
38 18 37.52 MAY140219 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
39 59 36.71 JUN140160 NEW 52 FUTURES END #14 $2.99 DC
40 61 36.27 JUN140178-M TEEN TITANS #2 $2.99 DC
41 63 36.14 JUN140161 NEW 52 FUTURES END #15 $2.99 DC
42 66 35.72 JUN140162 NEW 52 FUTURES END #16 $2.99 DC
43 40 35.67 JUN140630 NEW AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
44 68 35.43 JUN140163 NEW 52 FUTURES END #17 $2.99 DC
45 44 34.67 APR140644 ORIGINAL SIN #3.4 $3.99 MAR
46 24 34.32 MAY140222 ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
47 73 34.30 JUN140176-M NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #2 $2.99 DC
48 42 34.29 JUN140694 DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #3 $3.99 MAR
49 43 33.56 JUN140657 MOON KNIGHT #6 $3.99 MAR
50 75 33.33 JUN140188-M EARTH 2 #26 $2.99 DC
51 45 33.12 APR140686-M INHUMAN #3 $3.99 MAR
52 76 33.08 JUN140166-M FLASH #34 $2.99 DC
52 46 33.08 JUN140647-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #2 $3.99 MAR
54 47 32.79 JUN140619 DAREDEVIL #7 $3.99 MAR
55 48 32.45 JUN140700 AMAZING X-MEN #10 $3.99 MAR
56 27 32.28 JUN140685-M WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
57 49 31.68 JUN140709 X-MEN #18 $3.99 MAR
58 50 31.11 JUN140667-M HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
59 51 31.05 JUN140637 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
60 79 30.83 JUN140225-M BATGIRL #34 $2.99 DC
61 54 30.71 JUN140463-M FADE OUT #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
62 19 30.59 FEB140822-M KICK-ASS 3 #8 (MR) $5.99 MAR
63 52 30.50 MAY140855 INHUMAN #4 $3.99 MAR
64 53 30.11 JUN140695 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #5 $3.99 MAR
65 85 29.75 JUN140170-M AQUAMAN #34 $2.99 DC
66 89 29.30 JUN140673 MS MARVEL #7 $2.99 MAR
67 57 28.63 JUN140696 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #6 $3.99 MAR
68 58 28.14 JUN140697 DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #7 $3.99 MAR
69 60 27.74 MAY140870-M SILVER SURFER #5 $3.99 MAR
70 62 27.57 JUN140655 CAPTAIN AMERICA #23 $3.99 MAR
71 64 27.34 JUN140616 FANTASTIC FOUR #8 $3.99 MAR
72 67 27.11 JUN140701 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
73 70 26.56 JUN140702 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
74 71 26.50 JUN140698 MAGNETO #8 $3.99 MAR
75 69 26.42 JUN140247-M SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 DC
76 96 26.27 JUN140241-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34 $2.99 DC
77 72 26.07 JUN140614 ORIGINAL SINS #5 $3.99 MAR
78 80 26.06 JUN140487-M WAYWARD #1 (MR) $3.50 IMA
79 74 25.70 JUN140672 FANTASTIC FOUR #9 $3.99 MAR
80 77 25.34 JUN140553 LOW #2 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
81 81 24.25 JUN140587-M WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
82 104 23.95 JUN140237 SINESTRO #5 $2.99 DC
83 55 23.84 JUN140652-M NOVA SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MAR
84 105 23.75 JUN140063 STAR WARS #20 2013 ONGOING $2.99 DAR
85 106 23.63 JUN140206 SUPERGIRL #34 $2.99 DC
86 82 23.07 JUN140658 PUNISHER #9 $3.99 MAR
87 83 22.84 JUN140699 NIGHTCRAWLER #5 $3.99 MAR
88 86 22.52 JUN140705-M STORM #2 $3.99 MAR
89 84 22.51 JUN140164-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #34 $3.99 DC
90 87 22.18 JUN140659 BLACK WIDOW #9 $3.99 MAR
91 88 22.08 JUN140670-M SAVAGE HULK #3 $3.99 MAR
92 113 21.76 JUN140249 BATMAN 66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #3 $2.99 DC
93 99 21.74 MAY140728 SEX CRIMINALS #7 (MR) $3.50 IMA
94 91 21.73 JUN140615 NOVA #20 $3.99 MAR
95 92 21.55 JUN140656 IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #5 $3.99 MAR
96 65 21.51 JUN140172 SECRET ORIGINS #5 $4.99 DC
97 115 21.07 JUN140584 TREES #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
98 114 20.94 JUN140233-M CATWOMAN #34 $2.99 DC
99 93 20.94 JUN140627 AVENGERS WORLD #11 $3.99 MAR
100 94 20.77 JUN140693 CYCLOPS #4 $3.99 MAR

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

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 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.