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Top 100 Comics: December 2014

The Joker's "Endgame" against Batman ramps up in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #37 from DC Comics, the best-selling comic book in December.

Batman Annual #3 at #4 and Justice League#37 at #6.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Dan Slott and Olivier Coipel's Amazing Spider-Man #11 at #2, followed by Mark Waid and Carlos Pachecho's S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 at #3. Also in the top ten were Thor #3 at #5, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 at #7, Avengers & X-Men: Axis #7 at #8, Avengers & X-Men: Axis #9 at #9, and Avengers & X-Men: Axis #8 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #135 from Image Comics was the publisher's top book in December at #12. Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Alex Maleev's Hellboy and the BPRD #1 was Dark Horse Comics' top book for December at #114. Finally, IDW Publishing's top book for the month was My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #26 at #143.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 100.00 OCT140293-M BATMAN #37 $3.99 DC
2 3 92.48 OCT140829-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
3 2 83.44 OCT140813-M SHIELD #1 $4.99 MAR
4 4 71.87 OCT140297 BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
5 10 64.07 OCT140862-M THOR #3 $3.99 MAR
6 9 63.64 OCT140223-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 $3.99 DC
7 5 62.94 OCT140824-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
8 11 61.98 OCT140781-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7 $3.99 MAR
9 6 61.38 OCT140787-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9 $4.99 MAR
10 12 61.32 OCT140784-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8 $3.99 MAR
11 25 60.13 OCT140319-M HARLEY QUINN #13 $2.99 DC
12 24 59.48 OCT140774 WALKING DEAD #135 (MR) $2.99 IMA
13 7 56.04 OCT140322-M HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC
14 15 54.70 OCT140826-M SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
15 16 54.21 OCT140809-M ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1 $3.99 MAR
16 13 51.79 AUG140350-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
17 8 51.20 OCT140306-M ROBIN RISES ALPHA #1 $4.99 DC
18 18 50.83 SEP140899-M ALL NEW X-MEN #34 $3.99 MAR
19 19 48.52 OCT140314-M DETECTIVE COMICS #37 $3.99 DC
20 37 47.28 OCT140304-M BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 $2.99 DC
21 22 47.24 OCT140888-M UNCANNY X-MEN #29 $3.99 MAR
22 23 46.33 OCT140856 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22 $3.99 MAR
23 14 45.76 JUN140674-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
24 26 44.49 OCT140270-M SUPERMAN #37 $3.99 DC
25 27 44.22 OCT140852-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99 MAR
26 44 43.26 OCT140288 BATMAN ETERNAL #35 $2.99 DC
27 46 42.99 OCT140289 BATMAN ETERNAL #36 $2.99 DC
28 48 42.46 OCT140290 BATMAN ETERNAL #37 $2.99 DC
29 49 42.41 OCT140291 BATMAN ETERNAL #38 $2.99 DC
30 41 42.19 OCT140292 BATMAN ETERNAL #39 $2.99 DC
31 17 42.13 OCT140218-M MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1 $4.99 DC
32 28 41.55 OCT140847 AVENGERS #39 TRO $3.99 MAR
33 54 39.79 OCT140298-M BATGIRL #37 $2.99 DC
34 29 39.48 OCT140284-M BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 $3.99 DC
35 30 39.40 OCT140836-M SPIDER-WOMAN #2 $3.99 MAR
36 57 38.91 OCT140215-M SECRET SIX #1 $2.99 DC
37 20 38.90 OCT140893-M ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
38 56 38.88 OCT140329-M GREEN LANTERN #37 $2.99 DC
39 21 38.83 OCT140891-M UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
40 31 38.35 OCT140800 DEADPOOL #38 $3.99 MAR
41 50 38.18 OCT140779-M WYTCHES #3 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
42 59 38.03 OCT140266-M WONDER WOMAN #37 $2.99 DC
43 60 37.62 OCT140301-M GRAYSON #5 $2.99 DC
44 33 37.26 OCT140801 DEADPOOL #39 $3.99 MAR
45 34 36.41 OCT140278-M SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #14 $3.99 DC
46 35 36.34 OCT140858 ROCKET RACCOON #6 $3.99 MAR
47 38 35.20 OCT140875-M THANOS VS HULK #1 $3.99 MAR
48 39 35.19 OCT140848 NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO $3.99 MAR
49 40 34.58 OCT140275-M ACTION COMICS #37 $3.99 DC
50 43 34.45 OCT140578-M BITCH PLANET #1 (MR) [*] $3.50 IMA
51 42 34.26 OCT140807-M SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
52 73 32.69 OCT140245-M FLASH #37 $2.99 DC
53 45 32.36 OCT140840-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #6 $3.99 MAR
54 74 32.10 SEP140739 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #6 (MR) $2.99 IMA
55 47 31.93 OCT140861 HAWKEYE VS DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 MAR
56 53 31.72 OCT140595-M EAST OF WEST #16 $3.50 IMA
57 51 30.73 OCT140842-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #7 $3.99 MAR
58 52 30.38 OCT140838 SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP #2 $3.99 MAR
59 32 30.27 OCT140338 GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
60 83 30.11 OCT140262-M TEEN TITANS #5 $2.99 DC
61 84 30.03 OCT140233-M DEATHSTROKE #3 $2.99 DC
62 88 29.62 SEP140280-M SINESTRO #7 $2.99 DC
63 138 29.38 OCT140609-M AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #2 (MR) [*] $2.99 IMA
64 55 29.27 OCT140897 DEADPOOLS ART OF WAR #3 $3.99 MAR
65 90 29.16 OCT140255 NEW 52 FUTURES END #31 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
66 92 29.03 OCT140256 NEW 52 FUTURES END #32 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
67 58 29.02 OCT140857-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #6 $3.99 MAR
68 93 29.01 OCT140332-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37 $2.99 DC
69 91 28.99 OCT140260 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #5 $2.99 DC
70 95 28.62 OCT140258 NEW 52 FUTURES END #34 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
71 96 28.62 OCT140257 NEW 52 FUTURES END #33 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
72 36 28.48 OCT140303 GRAYSON ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
73 82 28.46 OCT140259 NEW 52 FUTURES END #35 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
74 61 28.17 OCT140227-M JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7 $3.99 DC
75 99 27.82 OCT140336-M SINESTRO #8 $2.99 DC
76 62 27.79 OCT140802 AMAZING X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
77 64 27.77 OCT140882 MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
78 63 27.71 OCT140873 DAREDEVIL #11 $3.99 MAR
79 101 27.55 OCT140235-M AQUAMAN #37 $2.99 DC
80 104 26.74 SEP140883 MS MARVEL #10 $2.99 MAR
81 103 26.73 OCT140244 EARTH 2 #29 $2.99 DC
82 67 26.67 OCT140896 X-MEN #22 $3.99 MAR
83 68 26.16 OCT140839 SCARLET SPIDERS #2 $3.99 MAR
84 69 25.92 OCT140844 DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #3 $3.99 MAR
85 70 25.43 OCT140794 AXIS CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR
86 71 25.38 OCT140805-M CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
87 115 24.90 OCT140308-M ARKHAM MANOR #3 $2.99 DC
88 72 24.70 OCT140845 DEATH OF WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #4 $3.99 MAR
89 117 24.59 OCT140312-M GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #2 $2.99 DC
90 75 24.46 OCT140865 HULK #9 $3.99 MAR
91 76 24.21 OCT140898 MAGNETO #13 $3.99 MAR
92 66 23.98 JUL140819-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7 $3.99 ARC
93 78 23.52 OCT140867 MOON KNIGHT #10 $3.99 MAR
94 125 23.41 OCT140310-M GOTHAM ACADEMY #3 $2.99 DC
95 79 23.28 OCT140790 AXIS REVOLUTIONS #3 $3.99 MAR
96 127 23.20 OCT140281-M SUPERGIRL #37 $2.99 DC
97 81 22.92 OCT140803 INHUMAN #9 $3.99 MAR
98 109 22.64 OCT140239 EARTH 2 WORLDS END #9 [*] $2.99 DC
99 132 22.53 OCT140335 RED LANTERNS #37 $2.99 DC
100 85 22.52 OCT140854-M GUARDIANS 3000 #3 $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. 

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 Ba