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Top 100 Comics: October 2014

The survivors of the zombie apocalypse discover a new threat — zombies armed with guns — in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #132 from Image Comics, the best-selling comic book in October.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine #4 at #2. Also in the top ten were Thor #1 at #3, Death of Wolverine #3 at #4, Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1 at #5, Amazing Spider-Man #7 at #7, Amazing Spider-Man #8 at #8, and Avengers & X-Men: Axis #2 at #10.

Rounding out the top ten with two titles was DC Comics, led by the first chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Endgame" in Batman #35 at #6, followed by Harley Quinn Annual #1 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' top book in October was Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1 at #144. Finally, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters #1 was the publisher's top book for the month at #134.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 274.55 AUG140566-M WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) $2.99 IMA
2 2 139.31 JUN140603-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 $4.99 MAR
3 5 126.92 AUG140777-M THOR #1 $3.99 MAR
4 4 119.10 JUN140602-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 $4.99 MAR
5 3 116.92 AUG140718-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 $4.99 MAR
6 7 100.00 AUG140268-M BATMAN #35  $4.99 DC
7 8 97.64 AUG140795-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
8 9 83.75 AUG140800-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
9 6 81.87 AUG140294-M HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 $5.99 DC
10 11 74.01 AUG140728-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #2 $3.99 MAR
11 12 71.27 AUG140731-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 $3.99 MAR
12 13 63.44 AUG140226-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #35 $3.99 DC
13 14 63.32 AUG140222-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #34 $3.99 DC
14 10 62.41 AUG140742-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 $4.99 MAR
15 15 60.18 AUG140748-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #1 $3.99 MAR
16 30 58.52 AUG140567 WALKING DEAD #133 (MR) $2.99 IMA
17 34 57.68 AUG140291-M HARLEY QUINN #11 $2.99 DC
18 26 57.21 AUG140523-M WYTCHES #1 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
19 59 52.70 AUG140285-M BATGIRL #35 $2.99 DC
20 18 51.38 AUG140818-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #20 $3.99 MAR
21 21 50.51 AUG140869-M ALL NEW X-MEN #33 $3.99 MAR
22 20 49.28 AUG140771-M GUARDIANS 3000 #1 $3.99 MAR
23 24 48.72 AUG140873-M UNCANNY X-MEN #27 $3.99 MAR
24 23 48.65 AUG140811-M ROCKET RACCOON #4 $3.99 MAR
25 22 48.28 AUG140279-M DETECTIVE COMICS #35 $3.99 DC
26 25 47.76 AUG140788-M AVENGERS #36 $3.99 MAR
27 48 46.72 AUG140675 SAGA #24 (MR) $2.99 IMA
28 49 45.95 AUG140283-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #35 $2.99 DC
29 51 45.60 AUG140263 BATMAN ETERNAL #26 $2.99 DC
30 62 45.48 AUG140203-M DEATHSTROKE #1 $2.99 DC
31 28 45.17 AUG140251-M SUPERMAN #35 $3.99 DC
32 54 45.05 AUG140264 BATMAN ETERNAL #27 $2.99 DC
33 16 44.84 AUG140194-M MULTIVERSITY THE JUST #1 $4.99 DC
34 31 44.81 AUG140716-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
35 55 44.52 AUG140265 BATMAN ETERNAL #28 $2.99 DC
36 56 44.46 AUG140272-M GRAYSON #3 $2.99 DC
37 33 44.25 AUG140804-M EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 $3.99 MAR
38 57 44.12 AUG140267 BATMAN ETERNAL #30 $2.99 DC
39 58 43.99 AUG140266 BATMAN ETERNAL #29 $2.99 DC
40 32 43.98 JUN140211-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #14 $3.99 DC
41 17 43.84 AUG140793-M ORIGINAL SIN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
42 35 42.26 AUG140275-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #15 $3.99 DC
43 37 41.59 AUG140792 AVENGERS #37 $3.99 MAR
44 27 41.26 JUL140816-M SABRINA #1 (MR) $3.99 ARC
45 39 41.12 AUG140802-M EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #4 $3.99 MAR
46 38 41.05 AUG140750-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #2 $3.99 MAR
47 36 40.37 AUG140824-M HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 MAR
48 19 40.35 AUG140753-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE DEADPOOL AND CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $4.99 MAR
49 40 40.29 AUG140258-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #12 $3.99 DC
50 42 39.94 AUG140755-M BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #1 $3.99 MAR
51 41 39.77 AUG140751-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #3 $3.99 MAR
52 43 39.21 AUG140736-M DEADPOOL #36 $3.99 MAR
53 69 38.64 AUG140199-M ARKHAM MANOR #1 $2.99 DC
54 68 38.61 AUG140298-M GREEN LANTERN #35 $2.99 DC
55 44 37.99 AUG140256-M ACTION COMICS #35 $3.99 DC
56 45 37.01 AUG140761-M DEATHLOK #1 $3.99 MAR
57 64 36.90 AUG140187-M EARTH 2 WORLDS END #1 [*] $2.99 DC
58 76 36.46 AUG140201-M GOTHAM ACADEMY #1 $2.99 DC
59 47 36.16 AUG140786-M NEW AVENGERS #25 $3.99 MAR
60 29 36.12 AUG140296-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GODS GODHEAD #1 $4.99 DC
61 46 35.90 AUG140882-M DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #1 $3.99 MAR
62 52 34.39 AUG140809-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #5 $3.99 MAR
63 53 34.29 AUG140807-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #4 $3.99 MAR
64 86 33.23 AUG140212-M NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #3 $2.99 DC
65 88 32.98 AUG140214-M TEEN TITANS #3 $2.99 DC
66 90 32.85 AUG140207-M LOBO #1 $2.99 DC
67 61 32.43 AUG140734 AXIS CARNAGE #1 $3.99 MAR
68 60 32.03 AUG140230-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #5 $3.99 DC
69 93 31.91 AUG140192-M EARTH 2 #27 $2.99 DC
70 94 31.54 AUG140248-M FLASH #35 $2.99 DC
71 63 31.23 AUG140815-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #4 $3.99 MAR
72 85 30.74 AUG140189 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #2 [*] $2.99 DC
73 97 30.68 AUG140217 NEW 52 FUTURES END #22 $2.99 DC
74 99 30.39 AUG140218 NEW 52 FUTURES END #23 $2.99 DC
75 102 30.26 AUG140239-M WONDER WOMAN #35 $2.99 DC
76 100 30.23 AUG140219 NEW 52 FUTURES END #24 $2.99 DC
77 103 30.10 JUN140191-M WONDER WOMAN #34 $2.99 DC
78 65 30.00 AUG140767 THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #1 $3.99 MAR
79 104 29.94 AUG140220 NEW 52 FUTURES END #25 $2.99 DC
80 106 29.83 AUG140221 NEW 52 FUTURES END #26 $2.99 DC
81 67 29.52 AUG140826-M HULK #7 $3.99 MAR
82 91 29.44 AUG140190 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #3 [*] $2.99 DC
83 92 28.97 AUG140191 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #4 [*] $2.99 DC
84 108 28.79 AUG140301-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35 $2.99 DC
85 70 28.60 AUG140842 DAREDEVIL #9 $3.99 MAR
86 50 28.51 JUL141438-M DOCTOR WHO 12TH #1 $3.99 TTN
87 110 28.29 AUG140305-M SINESTRO #6 $2.99 DC
88 74 27.81 AUG140862 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
89 72 27.77 AUG140884 X-MEN #20 $3.99 MAR
90 73 27.74 AUG140885 AMAZING X-MEN #12 $3.99 MAR
91 113 27.69 AUG140834-M MS MARVEL #9 $2.99 MAR
92 75 27.59 AUG140738 AXIS REVOLUTIONS #1 $3.99 MAR
93 77 27.29 AUG140822-M MOON KNIGHT #8 $3.99 MAR
94 114 27.12 AUG140245-M AQUAMAN #35 $2.99 DC
95 79 26.62 AUG140739 MAGNETO #11 $3.99 MAR
96 80 26.56 AUG140768 THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #2 $3.99 MAR
97 82 26.29 AUG140735 AXIS HOBGOBLIN #1 $3.99 MAR
98 84 25.89 AUG140769 THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #3 $3.99 MAR
99 87 25.16 AUG140831-M INHUMAN #7 $3.99 MAR
100 89 24.99 AUG140770 THANOS A GOD UP THERE LISTENING #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 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.