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Presenting July 2012's Top Sellers in the categories of Magazines, Videos, Books, Trading Cards, Apparel, Prints & Posters, and Collectible Items based on total unit sales to comic book specialty shops.

TOP 10 MAGAZINES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 8 3.37 MAY120311 MAD PRESENTS BATMAN #1 $5.99 DC 
2 1 2.51 MAR121321 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #9 POISON IVY BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
3 3 2.00 JAN121373 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #8 RIDDLER BLACK BISHOP $16.00 EAG
4 6 1.85 MAY121421 BACK ISSUE #58 $8.95 TWO
5 7 1.73 MAR121345 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #448 $8.99 PAN
6 14 1.48 MAY121420 ALTER EGO #111 $8.95 TWO
7 4 1.35 DEC111285 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #6 TWO FACE BLACK KNIGHT $16.00 EAG
8 5 1.33 MAR121318 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #175 MOCKINGBIRD $14.00 EAG
9 2 1.22 MAY121414 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL TERRAX $32.00 EAG
10 9 1.09 MAR121324 DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #110 GRIFTER $14.00 EAG

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 5.89 MAR121079-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 42 $29.95 GEM
2 2 3.51 MAR121080-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 42 $35.00 GEM
3 3 3.18 MAR120053 BLACKSAD SILENT HELL HC $19.99 DAR
4 6 0.84 MAR121327 BATMAN WORLD OF THE DARK KNIGHT HC $24.99 DK 
5 22 0.82 MAY121443 DC SUPER PETS YR TP SWAMP THING VS ZOMBIE PETS $4.95 CAP
6 10 0.82 APR121242 MODERN MASTERS SC VOL 28 ERIC POWELL $15.95 TWO
7 25 0.77 MAY121441 DC SUPER PETS YR TP CAT CRIME CLUB $4.95 CAP
8 26 0.77 MAY121440 DC SUPER PETS YR TP NIGHT OF SCAREDY CROWS $4.95 CAP
9 27 0.73 MAY121439 DC SUPER PETS YR TP DEEP SEA DUEL $4.95 CAP
10 28 0.72 MAY121442 DC SUPER PETS YR TP FANTASTIC FLEXY FROG $4.95 CAP

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 APR121497 MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE T/C BOX $37.39 TOP
2 4 MAR121415 TOPPS 2012 ALLEN & GINTER BASEBALL T/C BOX $77.85 TOP
3 2 JUN121496 WALKING DEAD COMIC BOOK T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
4 3 MAY121505 FRINGE SEASON 1 & 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
5 5 JUN121498 LEGENDS OF MARVEL SERIES FOUR T/C SET $36.00 RIT
6 8 MAY121503 TOPPS 2012 INCEPTION FOOTBALL T/C BOX $78.25 TOP
7 9 MAR121416 BENCHWARMER 2012 SOCCER PREMIUM T/C BOX $77.90 BEN
8 10 MAR128153 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE SERIES 1 T/C SET $138.00 RIT
9 7 MAY121504 WARLORD OF MARS PREVIEW T/C SET $20.75 BRE
10 12 APR121493 TOPPS 2012 TIER ONE BASEBALL T/C BOX $78.08 TOP

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 MAR120730 DEADPOOL AID T-SHIRT XL $21.95 ANT
2 4 MAR120729 DEADPOOL AID T-SHIRT LG $21.95 ANT
3 1 NOV101232 PUNISHER PLAIN JANE BLK T-SHIRT XL $16.99 MAD
4 8 MAR120731 DEADPOOL AID T-SHIRT XXL $22.95 ANT
5 7 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
6 10 JAN121612 SW WAR OF WARS NAVY AOP T-SHIRT LG $18.99 MAD
7 5 APR121591 ADVENTURE TIME ONWARD CHARGE T-SHIRT MED $15.99 CHA
8 16 JAN121551 BIG BANG THEORY BAZINGA WITH CAPE RED T-SHIRT LG $26.99 RIP
9 6 APR121590 ADVENTURE TIME ONWARD CHARGE T-SHIRT SM $15.99 CHA
10 3 JAN120131 GAME OF THRONES HAND O/T KING METAL PIN $12.99 DAR

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 MAY120479 WALKING DEAD #100 POSTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 2 MAY120785 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY RAMOS POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 MAY120784 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES BY KOMARCK POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 6 OCT110746 CARNAGE USA BY CLAYTON CRAIN POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 4 MAY122005 ZOMBIE BRAINS WALL POSTER $7.99 AQU
6 5 APR120734 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER $8.99 MAR
7 10 SEP110687 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN BY JOE MADUREIRA POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 8 DEC110761 MARVEL UNIVERSE BY NICK BRADSHAW POSTER $8.99 MAR
9 15 JUL110770 INCREDIBLE HULKS POSTER $8.99 MAR
10 13 JUN110780 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY SARA PICHELLI POSTER $8.99 MAR

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 JUN112113 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS LUNCHBOX $10.44 ENT
2 1 JAN121849 ALIEN BIG CHAP CHOPSTICKS $9.99 KOT
3 103 MAY122003 CHUMBUDDY 2 SHARK SLEEPING BAG $200.00 DKE
4 2 JAN121850 ALIEN CHEST BURSTER CHOPSTICKS $9.99 KOT
5 30 MAY122036 BATMAN ROBOT VINYL INVADER FIGURE $39.99 FUN
6 4 JAN121851 ALIEN FACE HUGGER CHOPSTICKS $9.99 KOT
7 8 APR121904 RED HULK BUST BANK $14.99 MON
8 25 MAY122103 PORTAL BOOKENDS SET $29.99 THI
9 22 MAY122105 PORTAL TURRET FLASHLIGHT W/SOUND $24.99 THI
10 23 APR121931 STAR TREK 4PC 16OZ GLASS SET $24.99 VAN

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2012

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 MAY122162 DCU SUPERMAN VS THE ELITE DVD $14.25 WAR
2 5 MAY122163 BATMAN BRAVE AND THE BOLD DVD SEA 03 $14.10 WAR
3 3 MAY122161 DCU SUPERMAN VS THE ELITE BD + DVD $19.00 WAR
4 2 MAY122168 BLEACH UNCUT DVD BOX SET VOL 13 $32.75 WAR
5 16 MAY122164 BEST OF BATMAN DVD $14.25 WAR
6 27 MAY121447 DOCTOR WHO BLACKOUT & THE ART OF DEATH AUDIO CD $19.95 PER
7 7 MAY122202 DOCTOR WHO SEEDS OF DEATH DVD $25.75 WAR
8 8 MAY122201 DOCTOR WHO RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS DVD $25.75 WAR
9 4 MAY122191 LUPIN THE 3RD DVD COMP FIRST SEA $35.00 WEA
10 13 MAY122170 FATE/STAY NIGHT UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS BD $26.00 SEC

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.

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 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.

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