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Top 100 Comics: 2014

Peter Parker returned as Spider-Man after a year and a half of Doctor Octopus' control of his body in Dan Slott and Ramon Perez's Amazing Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book of 2014 as well as and the best-selling comic book of the last decade.

In total, Marvel Comics had nine of 2014's top ten comic books. Among the books in the top ten were Scottie Young's Rocket Raccoon #1 at #3, Charles Soule and Steve McNiven's Death of Wolverine #1 at #4, Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's Thor #1 at #6, Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato's Original Sin #1 at #7, and Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Superior Spider-Man #31 at #10.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #132 from Image Comics was also among the top ten as the year's number two book.

Among the premier publishers, the penultimate chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Zero Year" storyline in Batman #32 was DC Comics' best-selling comic book in 2014 at #14.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1, the follow-up to Joss Whedon's film Serenity, was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling comic book at #137.

Finally, Tom Scioli and John Barber's Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe #1 from IDW Publishing was the publisher's top book in 2014 at #965.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB140672-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 MAR
2 5 AUG148104-M WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) $2.99 IMA
3 3 MAY140803-M ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 MAR
4 2 JUN140593-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 MAR
5 6 APR148362-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 $4.99 MAR
6 11 AUG140785-M THOR #1 $3.99 MAR
7 7 MAR140616-M ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99 MAR
8 12 APR148360-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 $4.99 MAR
9 14 APR148361-M DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 $4.99 MAR
10 4 FEB140659-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 MAR
11 8 AUG140721-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #1 $4.99 MAR
12 19 MAR140642-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
13 10 SEP140826-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 $4.99 MAR
14 20 APR140211-M BATMAN #32 $3.99 DC
15 21 MAY140318 BATMAN FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
16 23 SEP140815-M ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $3.99 MAR
17 22 MAY140763-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
18 16 MAY140231-M BATMAN #33 $4.99 DC
19 18 AUG140270-M BATMAN #35 $4.99 DC
20 17 JAN140291-M BATMAN #29 $4.99 DC
21 24 MAR140640-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR
22 28 SEP140249-M BATMAN #36 $3.99 DC
23 29 NOV130173-M BATMAN #27 $3.99 DC
24 26 AUG140797-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
25 30 APR148221-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
26 32 DEC130251-M BATMAN #28 $3.99 DC
27 33 JUN140217-M BATMAN #34 $3.99 DC
28 34 OCT140295-M BATMAN #37 $3.99 DC
29 83 FEB140141-M BATMAN ETERNAL #1 $2.99 DC
30 37 FEB140199-M BATMAN #30 $3.99 DC
31 38 MAY140334 HARLEY QUINN FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
32 40 MAR140213-M BATMAN #31 $3.99 DC
33 15 AUG140295-M HARLEY QUINN ANNUAL #1 $5.99 DC
34 45 MAR140629-M ORIGINAL SIN #2 $3.99 MAR
35 138 JUL140623-M AVENGERS #35 $4.99 MAR
36 41 MAY148282-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
37 42 OCT140830-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
38 44 SEP140829-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 MAR
39 43 AUG140801-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 MAR
40 107 APR140225-M HARLEY QUINN #7 $2.99 DC
41 50 APR140626-M ORIGINAL SIN #3 $3.99 MAR
42 49 MAY140810-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 $3.99 MAR
43 51 APR140191-M SUPERMAN #32 $3.99 DC
44 52 DEC130198-M FOREVER EVIL #6 $3.99 DC
45 54 SEP140834-M SPIDER-WOMAN #1 $3.99 MAR
46 53 AUG148300-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
47 25 JUN140146-M MULTIVERSITY #1 $4.99 DC
48 57 APR140632-M ORIGINAL SIN #4 $3.99 MAR
49 56 NOV130121-M FOREVER EVIL #5 $3.99 DC
50 27 JAN140241-M FOREVER EVIL #7 $4.99 DC
51 35 OCT140819-M SHIELD #1 $4.99 MAR
52 59 MAY140765-M ORIGINAL SIN #5 $3.99 MAR
53 73 DEC130613-M WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 MAR
54 127 APR140481-M OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
55 58 MAY140278 JUSTICE LEAGUE FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
56 60 JUN140607-M ORIGINAL SIN #7 $3.99 MAR
57 63 SEP140858-M THOR #2 $3.99 MAR
58 134 NOV130171-M HARLEY QUINN #2 $2.99 DC
59 64 MAY140769-M ORIGINAL SIN #6 $3.99 MAR
60 36 JUN140611-M ORIGINAL SIN #8 $4.99 MAR
61 65 OCT130161-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #6 $3.99 DC
62 136 MAY140157-M GRAYSON #1 $2.99 DC
63 67 AUG140730-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #2 $3.99 MAR
64 80 DEC130652-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #27.NOW $3.99 MAR
65 143 FEB140142 BATMAN ETERNAL #2 $2.99 DC
66 39 JUN140644-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 $4.99 MAR
67 99 NOV130571-M AVENGERS WORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
68 61 MAY140806-M LEGENDARY STAR LORD #1 $3.99 MAR
69 71 DEC130331-M SANDMAN OVERTURE #2 $3.99 DC
70 74 AUG140732-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #3 $3.99 MAR
71 70 SEP140805-M SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
72 9 NOV130177-M DETECTIVE COMICS #27 $7.99 DC
73 68 APR140683-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.2 $3.99 MAR
74 78 JAN140722-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #30 $3.99 MAR
75 72 MAY140175-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #32 $3.99 DC
76 76 MAY140320 DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
77 48 FEB140657-M ORIGINAL SIN #0 $4.99 MAR
78 81 NOV130124-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #27 $3.99 DC
79 168 FEB140143 BATMAN ETERNAL #3 $2.99 DC
80 189 APR148156-M WALKING DEAD #127 (MR) $2.99 IMA
81 178 FEB140144 BATMAN ETERNAL #4 $2.99 DC
82 86 DEC130203-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 $3.99 DC
83 184 AUG148011-M WYTCHES #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
84 185 NOV138174-M HARLEY QUINN #3 $2.99 DC
85 46 OCT140297 BATMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
86 47 NOV130661-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #25 $4.99 MAR
87 104 NOV130562-M ALL NEW X-MEN #22.NOW $3.99 MAR
88 94 SEP140772-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #4 $3.99 MAR
89 192 MAY140246-M HARLEY QUINN #8 $2.99 DC
90 93 MAY140316 BATMAN SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1 $3.99 DC
91 129 JAN140631-M DAREDEVIL #1 $3.99 MAR
92 96 JAN140244-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 $3.99 DC
93 97 FEB140150-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 $3.99 DC
94 100 DEC130654-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #28 $3.99 MAR
95 101 JAN140721-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #29 $3.99 MAR
96 98 MAY140178-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #33 $3.99 DC
97 217 MAR140165-M NEW 52 FUTURES END #1 (WEEKLY) $2.99 DC
98 102 MAR140176-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #31 $3.99 DC
99 105 NOV130662-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99 MAR
100 109 SEP140776-M AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #5 $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.