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Presenting August 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 August 2012

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 2.79 MAY121415 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #13 SCARECROW BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
2 3 2.76 APR121366 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #11 RAS AL GHUL BLACK BISHOP $16.00 EAG
3 4 2.61 APR121367 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #12 KATANA WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG
4 18 2.58 JUN120266 MAD MAGAZINE #517 $5.99 DC 
5 5 2.37 MAR121322 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #10 COMMISSIONER GORDON WHIT $16.00 EAG
6 13 1.93 APR121392 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #449 $8.99 PAN
7 8 1.78 APR121369 DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #112 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS $14.00 EAG
8 26 1.53 JUN120671 MARVEL SUPER HEROES #3 $4.99 DIS
9 9 1.45 APR121363 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #178 DOMINO $14.00 EAG
10 10 1.43 APR121364 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #179 LADY SIF $14.00 EAG

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

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 9 0.69 JUN120365 GI JOE FIELD MANUAL SC VOL 01 19.99 IDW
2 3 0.67 MAY120464 CREATIVITY OF STEVE DITKO HC 39.99 IDW
3 1 0.65 JUN121317 STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN ARTWORKS SC 39.99 UDO
4 2 0.65 MAY121308 DISGAEART DISGAEA OFF ILLUST COLL SC 39.99 UDO
5 7 0.60 MAR121079-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 42 29.95 GEM
6 21 0.58 JUN120415 MICHAEL KALUTA SKETCHBOOK SERIES SC VOL 02 9.99 IDW
7 26 0.58 JUN120450 COMIC BOOK LETTERING THE COMICRAFT WAY ONE SHOT SC 9.95 IMA
8 10 0.56 MAY121494 DARTH VADER IN A BOX 19.95 CHR
9 5 0.55 FEB121165 PERSONA 4 OFF DESIGN WORKS SC 39.99 UDO
10 4 0.54 JUL121097 BIG BIG OVERSTREET PRICE GD VOL 42 45 GEM

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 APR121498 TOPPS WACKY PACKAGES SERIES 9 STICKER TRADING CARDS $37.39 TOP
2 11 APR121490 BOWMAN 2012 PLATINUM BASEBALL TRADING CARDS $82.02 TOP
3 5 JUN121491 TOPPS 2012 BASEBALL T/C COMPLETE SET $41.99 TOP
4 7 MAY121501 TOPPS 2012 FOOTBALL TRADING CARDS $49.49 TOP
5 9 APR121492 TOPPS 2012 CHROME BASEBALL TRADING CARDS $59.11 TOP
6 14 MAY121502 TOPPS 2012 FOOTBALL T/C JUMBO BOX $83.51 TOP
7 12 JUN121497 TARZAN 100TH ANNIVERSARY TRADING CARDS $52.93 CRY
8 8 APR121497 MARS ATTACKS HERITAGE TRADING CARDS $37.39 TOP
9 17 MAR121415 TOPPS 2012 ALLEN & GINTER BASEBALL TRADING CARDS $77.85 TOP
10 18 MAY121500 TOPPS 2012 FINEST BASEBALL T/C OUTER BOX $85.94 TOP

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 2 MAY121538 CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T/S LG $26.99 MAD
3 4 MAY121539 CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T/S XL $26.99 MAD
4 5 MAY121537 CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T/S MED $26.99 MAD
5 11 MAY121540 CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T/S XXL $28.99 MAD
6 6 JUN121692 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE CHILD SHIELD $16.99 DIS
7 7 APR121513 ADVENTURE TIME JAKE FACE YELLOW PX T/S MED $15.99 CHA
8 8 APR121514 ADVENTURE TIME JAKE FACE YELLOW PX T/S LG $15.99 CHA
9 10 APR121517 V FOR VENDETTA ACCOUNTABLE BLK PX T/S LG $15.99 CHA
10 12 APR121518 V FOR VENDETTA ACCOUNTABLE BLK PX T/S XL $15.99 CHA

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUN120747 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE BY ANDREWS POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 2 JUN120748 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY BRADSHAW POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 4 JUN120749 MIGHTY THOR BY DAVIS POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 5 APR120734 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 6 MAY120479 WALKING DEAD #100 POSTER (MR) $9.99 IMA
6 3 MAY121869 HARRY POTTER UNDESIRABLE NO 1 FRAMED POSTER $29.95 NOB
7 18 DEC110761 MARVEL UNIVERSE BY NICK BRADSHAW POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 97 JUN082450 STEPHEN KING THE STAND POSTER $7.99 MAR
9 9 MAR120446 SPAWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER #2 $9.99 IMA
10 11 MAY120785 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY RAMOS POSTER $8.99 MAR

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

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 63 JUN122076 BATMAN LOGO 144 PC BUTTON ASST $84.24 ATA
2 12 JUN112029 BATMAN TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET $39.99 POP
3 18 JUN112028 GREEN LANTERN TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET $39.99 POP
4 1 JUN122042 ZOMBIE SURVIVAL KIT LUNCHBOX $12.99 AQU
5 83 JUN122070 AVENGERS 144 PC BUTTON ASST $84.24 ATA
6 6 APR121893 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS BOBBLEHEAD W/SOUND $16.93 ENT
7 8 JUN111969 STAR TREK PIZZA CUTTER $15.93 THI
8 2 SEP111605 MARVEL THOR BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DIA
9 62 MAR121767 PEZ DC COMICS BATMAN BLISTER PACK ASST $44.46 BUR
10 3 JUN122090 DOCTOR WHO MODERN TARDIS TIN TOTE $10.50 ENT

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

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUN122204 ADVENTURE TIME COMP FIRST SEASON DVD $19.25 WAR
2 6 JUN122247 WARREN ELLIS CAPTURED GHOSTS DVD $16.25 HAL
3 15 JUN122248 JAY & SILENT BOB GET OLD UK DVD $13.00 CAV
4 2 JUN122217 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 11 $34.00 WAR
5 18 JUN122209 YOUNG JUSTICE DANGEROUS SECRETS DVD $13.00 WAR
6 32 MAY122200 ILSA THE WICKED WARDEN DVD $8.50 MVD
7 9 JUN122206 GI JOE REAL AMERICAN HERO SERIES 2 DVD SEA 02 $21.50 GAI
8 14 JUN122246 DOCTOR WHO DEATH TO THE DALEKS DVD $18.50 WAR
9 3 JUL122204 SPICE & WOLF COMP SER BD + DVD $42.25 FUN
10 19 JUN122245 DOCTOR WHO THE KROTONS DVD $18.50 WAR

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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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