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Presenting September 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 September 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 2.48 MAY121416 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #14 NIGHTWING WHITE BISHOP $16.00 EAG
2 2 2.31 JUN121400 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #15 MR FREEZE BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
3 4 1.59 MAY121446 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #450 $10.99 PAN
4 5 1.58 JUN121406 BACK ISSUE #59 $8.95 TWO
5 6 1.51 JUL121357 BACK ISSUE #60 $8.95 TWO
6 10 1.29 JUN121405 ALTER EGO #112 $8.95 TWO
7 12 1.13 APR121418 G FAN #100 $9.95 DAI
8 7 1.01 JUN121421 DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #32 $12.99 PAN
9 21 1.01 JUL120600 DISNEY PRINCESS MAGAZINE #8 $4.99 DIS
10 14 0.95 JUL121440-M STAR WARS INSIDER #136 $7.99 TIT

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 0.55 JUL121347 MARS ATTACKS HC $19.95 ABR
2 10 0.47 MAY120067 VAMPIRE HUNTER D NOVEL VOL 18 FORTRESS O/T ELDER GOD $10.99 DAR
3 4 0.39 JUL121345 ROUGH JUSTICE SC DC COMIC SKETCHES OF ALEX ROSS $24.95 RAN
4 2 0.33 SEP111253 SENGOKU BASARA SAMURAI HEROES OFF COMP WORKS SC $39.99 UDO
5 6 0.24 MAR121079-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 42 $29.95 GEM
6 7 0.19 JUL121066 SIREN BEWITCHING ART DAN BRERETON HC SGN ED $34.99 LIT
7 30 0.18 JUN121087 ONLY THE RING FINGER KNOWS NOVEL VOL 05 $10.95 DIG
8 5 0.17 MAY128056 MARVEL VS CAPCOM OFF COMP WORKS SC $44.99 UDO
9 35 0.17 JUN121449 SO YOU WANT TO BE A COMIC BOOK ARTIST ULT GUIDE SC $9.99 POC
10 34 0.17 JUN121463 BUGS & DAFFY DESKTOP DUO KIT $9.95 RUN

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JUN121495 DC COMICS NEW 52 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
2 4 JUN121493 TOPPS 2012 FINEST FOOTBALL T/C OUTER BOX $85.94 TOP
3 5 JUN121494 TOPPS 2012 PLATINUM FOOTBALL T/C BOX $82.05 TOP
4 3 JUN121101 DF WARLORD OF MARS T/C SET BOX $48.00 DYN
5 7 JUN121492 TOPPS 2012 TRIPLE THREADS BASEBALL T/C BOX $167.67 TOP
6 6 AUG121557 TOPPS 2012 WWE T/C BOX $36.30 TOP
7 10 FEB121326 BOWMAN 2012 BASEBALL T/C JUMBO BOX $93.76 TOP
8 8 JUN121491 TOPPS 2012 BASEBALL T/C COMPLETE SET $41.99 TOP
9 9 AUG121550 TOPPS 2012 HERITAGE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
10 2 MAY101704 ZOMBIE SURVIVAL PLAYING CARDS $4.99 AQU

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 3 JUN111732 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE ADULT SHIELD $44.00 DIS
3 2 JUN111722 AVENGERS THOR MOVIE HAMMER $14.99 DIS
4 6 JUN121614 MTG JACE SWIRL BLK T/S XL $18.99 MIG
5 4 MAY121615 LEGEND OF ZELDA SKYWARD SWORD SYMBOL T/S MED $15.99 FRE
6 8 JUN121610 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ORIGINS RED T/S XL $18.99 MIG
7 14 JUL122083 AVENGERS THOR LAPLANDER $21.99 ELO
8 10 MAY121629 DOCTOR WHO KEEP CALM IM THE DOCTOR BLUE T/S LG $19.99 TIT
9 9 JUN121613 MTG JACE SWIRL BLK T/S LG $18.99 MIG
10 17 JUL122082 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD LAPLANDER $21.99 ELO

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 JUL120688 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY BAGLEY POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 4 JUL120691 MARVEL NOW BY QUESADA POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 5 JUN120492 SPAWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER #3 $9.99 IMA
4 12 JUL120690 AVENGERS VS. X-MEN BY CHEUNG POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 3 JUL122091 AVENGERS #1 WALL POSTER $16.95 ASG
6 6 MAY091718 AMAZING FANTASY #15 WALL POSTER $16.95 ASG
7 7 JUN091620 CAPTAIN AMERICA #100 WALL POSTER $16.95 ASG
8 1 OCT100930 VAMPIRELLA JOSE GONZALEZ VINTAGE POSTER NEW PTG $34.95 DE
9 8 SEP091524 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 WALL POSTER $16.95 ASG
10 9 JUN091621 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 WALL POSTER $16.95 ASG

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

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 JUL101577 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA DELUXE 23IN METAL SHIELD $68.00 DIS
2 1 APR121689 MARVEL SILVER SURFER BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
3 3 APR121368 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG BINDER $14.00 EAG
4 95 MAY122003 CHUMBUDDY 2 SHARK SLEEPING BAG $200.00 DKE
5 35 JUL101576 AVENGERS THOR DLX HAMMER PROP REPLICA $59.99 DIS
6 59 JUL121909 DOCTOR WHO MASTERS FOB WATCH $69.99 UND
7 11 JUL122104 PEZ KISS GIFT SET $19.99 BUR
8 7 MAY084997 VENOM BUST BANK $14.99 MON
9 5 OCT101685 POP HEROES BATMAN VINYL FIGURE $10.99 FUN
10 2 JUN112049 AVENGERS THOR HAMMER PEWTER KEYRING $5.99 MON

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 15 JUL122224 GAMERA WAR OF THE MONSTERS DVD COLL $5.00 ALL
2 2 MAY122167 TRANSFORMERS JP COLL SUPER-GOD MSTFRC DVD $21.50 GAI
3 6 JUL122193 WOLVERINE ANIMATED SERIES COMP SER DVD $15.00 VPD
4 7 JUL122195 X-MEN ANIMATED SERIES COMP SER DVD $15.00 VPD
5 9 JUL122196 BLADE ANIMATED SERIES COMP SER DVD $15.00 VPD
6 11 JUL122194 IRON MAN ANIMATED SERIES COMP SER DVD $15.00 VPD
7 17 JUL122183 GREEN LANTERN TAS DVD SEA 01 PT 1 $13.00 WAR
8 5 JUL122184 BLEACH UNCUT DVD BOX SET VOL 14 $32.75 WAR
9 4 MAY128157 WALKING DEAD DVD SEA 02 $39.00 VPD
10 14 AUG122162 TRANSFORMERS JP COLL VICTORY DVD $21.50 GAI

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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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