Top 100 Comics: February 2016

Batman ventures to the Fortress of Solitude to free Superman as the escaped Kandorians level their threats against earth in Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of February.

In total, DC Comics had three titles in the top ten, including Scott Snyder and Yanette Paquette's Batman #49 at #3 and Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok's Justice League #48 at #10.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu's Star Wars #16 at #2. Also in the top ten were Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Spider-Man #1 at #4, Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin's Deadpool: The Mercs for Money #1 at #5, the anniversary issue Deadpool #7 at #6, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #16 at #7, David Walker and Sanford Greene's Power Man and Iron Fist #1 at #8, and Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's Amazing Spider-Man #7 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #151 ranked #13 for the month and was Image Comics' best-selling book in February. Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart's Fight Club 2 #9, the penultimate issue of Palahniuk's sequel to Fight Club, was Dark Horse Comics' best-selling comic book in February at #63. Finally, IDW Publishing's Back to the Future #5 was their top book in February at #102.

Outside the premier publishers, Oni Press' Invader Zim #7 was the month's top non-premier comic book at #90.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2016

QTY
RANK
DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #3 $5.99 NOV150155-M DC
2 STAR WARS #16 $3.99 DEC150866-M MAR
3 BATMAN #49 $3.99 DEC150271-M DC
4 SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 DEC150723-M MAR
5 DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #1 $3.99 DEC150741-M MAR
6 DEADPOOL #7 $9.99 DEC150853-M MAR
7 DARTH VADER #16 $3.99 NOV150919 MAR
8 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #1 $3.99 DEC150732-M MAR
9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 DEC150809-M MAR
10 JUSTICE LEAGUE #48 $3.99 NOV150171-M DC
11 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 DEC150811 MAR
12 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #2 $3.99 DEC150806-M MAR
13 WALKING DEAD #151 (MR) $2.99 DEC150554 IMA
14 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 $3.99 DEC150300-M DC
15 OLD MAN LOGAN #2 $3.99 DEC150848-M MAR
16 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6 $3.99 DEC150718-M MAR
17 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #2 $3.99 DEC150870 MAR
18 AVENGERS STANDOFF WELCOME PLEASANT HILL #1 $4.99 DEC150728-M MAR
19 MIGHTY THOR #4 $3.99 DEC150774-M MAR
20 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #5 $3.99 DEC150748-M MAR
21 HARLEY QUINN #25 $3.99 DEC150285-M DC
22 UNCANNY X-MEN #3 $3.99 NOV150889-M MAR
23 ALL NEW X-MEN #4 $3.99 NOV150886-M MAR
24 SAGA #34 (MR) $2.99 DEC150612 IMA
25 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #6 $3.99 DEC150750 MAR
26 DOCTOR STRANGE #5 $3.99 DEC150823-M MAR
27 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.3 $3.99 NOV150842-M MAR
28 BATMAN EUROPA #4 $4.99 NOV150227-M DC
29 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #7 $3.99 DEC150858 MAR
30 DETECTIVE COMICS #49 $3.99 DEC150280-M DC
31 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #2 $4.99 DEC150287-M DC
32 SPIDER-GWEN #5 $3.99 DEC150819-M MAR
33 DAREDEVIL #4 $3.99 DEC150832-M MAR
34 UNCANNY AVENGERS #5 $3.99 NOV150790 MAR
35 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #5 $3.99 DEC150851-M MAR
36 ALL NEW X-MEN #5 $3.99 DEC150847 MAR
37 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 $3.99 DEC150781 MAR
38 KANAN #11 $3.99 DEC150871 MAR
39 PAPER GIRLS #5 $2.99 DEC150603 IMA
40 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #1 $3.99 DEC150213-M DC
41 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #18 $2.99 DEC150274 DC
42 DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #3 $4.99 DEC150859 MAR
43 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #19 $2.99 DEC150275 DC
44 SUPERMAN #49 $3.99 DEC150267-M DC
45 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #20 $2.99 DEC150276 DC
46 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #21 $2.99 DEC150277 DC
47 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #3 $3.99 DEC150758-M MAR
48 A-FORCE #2 $3.99 NOV150773-M MAR
49 WONDER WOMAN #49 $3.99 DEC150255-M DC
50 GREEN LANTERN #49 $3.99 DEC150293-M DC
51 UNCANNY INHUMANS #5 $3.99 DEC150797-M MAR
52 FLASH #48 $3.99 NOV150185-M DC
53 FLASH #49 $3.99 DEC150231-M DC
54 BATMAN SUPERMAN #29 $3.99 DEC150260-M DC
55 BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT BATGIRL AND HARLEY QUINN #1 $3.99 DEC150298-M DC
56 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #26 $3.99 DEC150264-M DC
57 ACTION COMICS #49 $3.99 DEC150262-M DC
58 NEW AVENGERS #6 $3.99 DEC150756 MAR
59 MS MARVEL #4 $3.99 DEC150803-M MAR
60 GRAYSON #17 $3.99 DEC150283-M DC
61 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #9 $3.99 DEC150289-M DC
62 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #2 $3.99 DEC150789-M MAR
63 FIGHT CLUB 2 #9 $3.99 NOV150060-M DAR
64 CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 $3.99 DEC150764-M MAR
65 SPIDEY #3 $3.99 DEC150813-M MAR
66 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #4 $3.99 DEC150258-M DC
67 ULTIMATES #4 $3.99 DEC150772 MAR
68 CARNAGE #5 $3.99 DEC150812 MAR
69 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #6 $3.99 DEC150773 MAR
70 KARNAK #2 $3.99 SEP150795-M MAR
71 SILK #4 $3.99 DEC150817 MAR
72 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6 $3.99 DEC150821 MAR
73 DEATHSTROKE #15 $2.99 DEC150227-M DC
74 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7 $3.99 DEC150822 MAR
75 SILK #5 $3.99 DEC150818 MAR
76 BATGIRL #48 $2.99 NOV150221 DC
77 SILVER SURFER #2 $3.99 DEC150795-M MAR
78 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #4 $3.99 DEC150777-M MAR
79 I HATE FAIRYLAND #5 (MR) $3.50 DEC150589-M IMA
80 SQUADRON SUPREME #4 $3.99 DEC150761-M MAR
81 SCARLET WITCH #3 $3.99 DEC150751-M MAR
82 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #17 $2.99 DEC150239 DC
83 TEEN TITANS #17 $2.99 DEC150248-M DC
84 AQUAMAN #49 $3.99 DEC150221-M DC
85 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #2 $2.99 DEC150242 DC
86 STARFIRE #9 $2.99 DEC150245-M DC
87 SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #5 $3.99 DEC150269-M DC
88 TITANS HUNT #5 $3.99 DEC150250-M DC
89 RED HOOD ARSENAL #9 $2.99 DEC150243-M DC
90 ALL NEW INHUMANS #4 $3.99 DEC150805 MAR
90 INVADER ZIM #7 $3.99 NOV151543-M ONI
92 GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #3 $4.99 DEC150785-M MAR
93 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #5 $3.99 DEC150770-M MAR
94 GREEN ARROW #49 $2.99 DEC150233-M DC
95 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #16 (MR) $2.99 DEC150602 IMA
96 VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #4 $3.99 DEC150782-M MAR
97 SWAMP THING #2 $2.99 DEC150247 DC
98 CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS # $3.99 DEC150845-M MAR
99 X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER #1 $3.99 DEC150746 MAR
100 WE ARE ROBIN #9 $3.99 DEC150291-M DC

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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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.

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