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Top 100 Comics: January 2019

DC Entertainment -- The Batman Who Laughs #2The battle between Batman and his malevolent counterpart from the Dark Multiverse intensifies in Scott Snyder and Jock's The Batman Who Laughs #2, the best-selling comic book of January.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten overall including Tom King and Mitch Gerads' Batman #62 at #6, King and Mikel Janin's Batman #63 at #7, King and Clay Mann's Heroes in Crisis #4 at #8, and King and Mann's Heroes in Crisis #5 at #9.

Marvel Comics also had five titles in the top; Kelly Thompson and Carmen Nunez Carnero's Captain Marvel #1 led off at #2, followed by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's Guardians of the Galaxy #1 ranked #3, Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar's Conan the Barbarian #1 at #4, Nick Spencer and Chris Bachalo's Amazing Spider-Man #14 at #5, and Tom Taylor and Juann Cabal's Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #187 was Image Comics' top book at #30; BOOM! Studios' Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1, a present day reimagining of Joss Whedon's cult television series, was their best-selling book for January at #70; Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things #4, based on the Netflix television series, ranked #85; Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #4, the final issue of IDW Publishing's crossover event, ranked #98; and Dynamite Entertainment's Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #1 ranked #174.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2019

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 128.90 NOV180414-M BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #2 $4.99 DC
2 1 122.90 NOV180783-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 $4.99 MAR
3 3 115.76 NOV180771-M GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $4.99 MAR
4 4 111.40 NOV180740-M CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $4.99 MAR
5 5 101.17 NOV180903-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $3.99 MAR
6 8 100.00 NOV180402-M BATMAN #62 $3.99 DC
7 9 92.30 NOV180404-M BATMAN #63 $3.99 DC
8 10 90.64 NOV180457-M HEROES IN CRISIS #4 $3.99 DC
9 11 87.26 NOV180459-M HEROES IN CRISIS #5 $3.99 DC
10 6 86.08 NOV180793-M FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR
11 7 81.59 NOV180376-M YOUNG JUSTICE #1 $4.99 DC
12 14 74.11 NOV180816-M FANTASTIC FOUR #6 $3.99 MAR
13 12 73.26 NOV180901-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #13 $3.99 MAR
14 16 66.56 NOV180467-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 $3.99 DC
15 18 65.73 NOV180469-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 $3.99 DC
16 17 64.90 NOV180916-M VENOM #10 $3.99 MAR
17 20 64.61 OCT180959-M RETURN OF WOLVERINE #4 $3.99 MAR
18 21 60.02 NOV180449-M GREEN LANTERN #3 $3.99 DC
19 22 58.56 NOV180432-M DETECTIVE COMICS #997 $3.99 DC
20 24 57.84 NOV180881-M AVENGERS #12 $3.99 MAR
21 13 57.78 NOV180867-M UNCANNY X-MEN #10 $4.99 MAR
22 23 57.66 NOV180430-M DETECTIVE COMICS #996 $3.99 DC
23 29 56.59 NOV180861-M UNCANNY X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
24 27 56.54 NOV180428-M DETECTIVE COMICS #995 $3.99 DC
25 28 55.95 NOV180501-M SUPERMAN #7 $3.99 DC
26 31 54.63 NOV180882-M AVENGERS #13 $3.99 MAR
27 15 52.86 NOV180914-M WEB OF VENOM UNLEASHED #1 $4.99 MAR
28 19 52.19 NOV180471 JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC
29 34 51.38 NOV180865-M UNCANNY X-MEN #9 $3.99 MAR
30 32 51.34 NOV180197 WALKING DEAD #187 (MR) $3.99 IMA
31 33 50.91 NOV180390-M ACTION COMICS #1006 $3.99 DC
32 36 48.99 NOV180392-M ACTION COMICS #1007 $3.99 DC
33 38 48.57 NOV180887-M THOR #9 $3.99 MAR
34 37 48.11 OCT180533-M SHAZAM #2 $3.99 DC
35 25 46.36 NOV180839-M AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 $4.99 MAR
36 26 46.01 NOV180871-M UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
37 40 45.96 NOV180986-M STAR WARS #59 $3.99 MAR
38 42 45.65 NOV180980-M STAR WARS AOR JANGO FETT #1 $3.99 MAR
39 43 45.61 NOV180898-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 $3.99 MAR
40 41 45.60 NOV180892-M IMMORTAL HULK #12 $3.99 MAR
41 45 45.25 NOV180891-M IMMORTAL HULK #11 $3.99 MAR
42 44 44.79 NOV180438-M FLASH #61 $3.99 DC
43 46 43.42 NOV180440-M FLASH #62 $3.99 DC
44 48 42.85 NOV180989-M STAR WARS #60 $3.99 MAR
45 49 42.22 NOV180442-M FLASH #63 $3.99 DC
46 52 41.82 NOV180756-M CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 $3.99 MAR
47 53 41.58 NOV180911-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
48 35 40.23 NOV180804-M INVADERS #1 $4.99 MAR
49 54 40.18 NOV180517-M WONDER WOMAN #61 $3.99 DC
50 56 40.15 NOV180974-M STAR WARS AOR OBI-WAN KENOBI #1 $3.99 MAR
51 55 39.68 NOV180465-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #7 $3.99 DC
52 57 39.16 NOV180419-M CATWOMAN #7 $3.99 DC
53 59 39.09 OCT180876 INFINITY WARS INFINITY #1 $3.99 MAR
54 58 38.58 NOV180521-M WONDER WOMAN #63 $3.99 DC
55 39 38.18 NOV180444 FLASH ANNUAL #2 $4.99 DC
56 63 37.63 SEP180906-M TONY STARK IRON MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
57 64 37.47 NOV180906-M MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
58 62 37.37 NOV180519-M WONDER WOMAN #62 $3.99 DC
59 51 37.35 NOV180789-M BLACK WIDOW #1 $3.99 MAR
60 30 37.08 NOV180932-M DOCTOR STRANGE #10 $5.99 MAR
61 65 36.73 NOV180400-M BATGIRL #31 $3.99 DC
62 66 36.67 NOV180823-M MAN WITHOUT FEAR #1 $3.99 MAR
63 69 35.78 NOV180802-M FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
64 70 35.77 NOV180959-M X-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR
65 68 35.71 NOV180968-M DEADPOOL #8 $3.99 MAR
66 71 34.97 NOV180472-M JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #4 $3.99 DC
67 47 34.40 NOV180970-M STAR WARS AOR SPECIAL #1 $4.99 MAR
68 73 34.33 NOV180955-M DEAD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 MAR
69 72 34.30 NOV180398-M BATGIRL #30 $3.99 DC
70 61 34.25 NOV181302-M BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #1 $3.99 BOO
71 74 34.09 NOV180811-M CHAMPIONS #1 $3.99 MAR
72 50 33.87 NOV180856-M MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #1 $4.99 MAR
73 76 32.55 NOV180499-M SUPERGIRL #26 $3.99 DC
74 80 31.75 NOV180474-M JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #5 $3.99 DC
75 81 31.60 NOV180829-M MAN WITHOUT FEAR #2 $3.99 MAR
76 60 30.73 NOV180876-M MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #6 $4.99 MAR
77 83 30.59 NOV180910-M SPIDER-GWEN GHOST SPIDER #4 $3.99 MAR
78 84 30.22 NOV180873-M MARVEL KNIGHTS 20TH #5 $3.99 MAR
79 87 30.02 NOV180830-M MAN WITHOUT FEAR #3 $3.99 MAR
80 89 29.78 NOV180836-M MAN WITHOUT FEAR #5 $3.99 MAR
81 92 29.67 NOV180833-M MAN WITHOUT FEAR #4 $3.99 MAR
82 91 29.32 NOV180479-M MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2 $3.99 DC
83 93 29.15 NOV180396-M AQUAMAN #44 $3.99 DC
84 88 29.14 NOV180451-M HARLEY QUINN #57 $3.99 DC
85 86 28.82 OCT180298-M STRANGER THINGS #4 $3.99 DAR
86 94 28.66 NOV180949-M X-23 #8 $3.99 MAR
87 67 28.58 NOV180496-M SUICIDE SQUAD #50 $4.99 DC
88 116 28.04 NOV180188-M SPAWN #293 $2.99 IMA
89 85 27.86 NOV180384-M NAOMI #1 [*] $3.99 DC
90 82 27.65 NOV181308-M FIREFLY #3 $3.99 BOO
91 96 27.63 NOV180481-M NIGHTWING #56 $3.99 DC
92 98 27.23 NOV180929 PUNISHER #6 $3.99 MAR
93 100 26.80 NOV180930 PUNISHER #7 $3.99 MAR
94 99 26.71 NOV180504-M TEEN TITANS #26 $3.99 DC
95 101 26.31 NOV180510-M TITANS #32 $3.99 DC
96 79 26.00 NOV180953-M WOLVERINE LONG NIGHT ADAPTATION #1 $4.99 MAR
97 102 25.94 NOV180511-M TITANS #33 $3.99 DC
98 78 25.77 OCT180696-M RICK & MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #4 $4.99 IDW
99 104 25.35 NOV181001-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #28 $3.99 MAR
100 105 25.01 NOV180924-M BLACK PANTHER #8 $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.