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Presenting October 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 October 2012

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 8.18 AUG121529-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #1 NEWSSTAND ED $9.99 TIT
2 2 3.50 JUL121352 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #17 HARLEY QUINN BLACK QUEEN $16.00 EAG
3 12 2.56 AUG120275 MAD MAGAZINE #518 $5.99 DC 
4 3 2.48 JUN121401 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #16 BLACK CANARY WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG
5 33 1.92 AUG120658 DISNEY PRINCESS MAGAZINE #9 $4.99 DIS
6 7 1.55 JUL121375 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #452 $8.99 PAN
7 21 1.47 JUL120702 TERRY MOORE HOW TO DRAW #5 COMICS $4.99 ABS
8 11 1.30 JUL121356 ALTER EGO #113 $8.95 TWO
9 4 1.12 JUN121404 DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #117 WONDER GIRL $14.00 EAG
10 5 1.07 JUL121351 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #185 LONGSHOT $14.00 EAG

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

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 2.05 JUL120024 SHAOLIN COWBOY ADVENTURE MAGAZINE TP $15.99 DAR
2 1 1.96 JUL121371 WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 02 ROAD TO WOODBURY $24.99 ST.
3 2 0.78 MAY128056 MARVEL VS CAPCOM OFF COMP WORKS SC $44.99 UDO
4 4 0.73 JUL120956 TOLKIEN YEARS O/T BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT TP $29.99 DE
5 17 0.44 JUL120895 MATTIAS UNFILTERED TP ART SKETCHBOOK ADOLFSSON $16.99 BOO
6 7 0.41 JUN120803 ART OF BETTY AND VERONICA HC $29.99 ARC
7 12 0.40 AUG121498 FATHER GAETANOS PUPPET CATECHISM ILL NOVELLA HC $19.99 STM
8 8 0.40 JUL121368 MARVEL COMICS THE UNTOLD STORY HC $26.99 HAR
9 6 0.32 JUN121415 TOTALLY MAD 60 YEARS OF HUMOR SATIRE & STUPIDITY HC $34.95 TIM
10 25 0.28 JUL121407 US ARMY ZOMBIE TRAINING MANUAL SC $14.95 GLO

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

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 JUN121501 STAR WARS GALACTIC FILES T/C BOX $89.40 TOP
2 1 JUL121450 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS SERIES 1 T/C BOX $38.25 TOP
3 3 JUL121442 BOWMAN 2012 CHROME BASEBALL T/C BOX $59.25 TOP
4 4 JUL121448 QUOTABLE STAR TREK VOYAGER T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
5 7 AUG121549 TOPPS 2012 PRIME FOOTBALL T/C BOX $78.25 TOP
6 11 JUN121492 TOPPS 2012 TRIPLE THREADS BASEBALL T/C BOX $167.67 TOP
7 6 JUL121443 TOPPS 2012 UPDATE SER BASEBALL T/C BOX $49.50 TOP
8 9 JUN121495 DC COMICS NEW 52 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
9 8 AUG121556 WAREHOUSE 13 SEASON 3 T/C PREMIUM PACK $34.50 RIT
10 10 AUG121557 TOPPS 2012 WWE T/C BOX $36.30 TOP

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

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 7 JUL121699 HALLOWEEN II STANDARD FULL HEAD MASK $59.99 TRI
3 3 MAY122074 CTHULHU KNITTED SKI MASK $24.99 TOY
4 2 JUL120077 GAME OF THRONES STARK SHIELD PIN $14.99 DAR
5 4 AUG121667 WALKING DEAD MICHONNE WALKERS T/S BLK LG $15.99 CHA
6 5 AUG121668 WALKING DEAD MICHONNE WALKERS T/S BLK XL $15.99 CHA
7 142 APR128154 SW DARKER BOBA COSTUME HOODIE LG $69.99 MAD
8 145 APR128155 SW DARKER BOBA COSTUME HOODIE XL $69.99 MAD
9 21 MAY121554 VENOM VENOSEY BASKETBALL JERSEY LG $28.99 MAD
10 9 AUG121669 WALKING DEAD MICHONNE WALKERS T/S BLK XXL $17.99 CHA

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

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 AUG120742 THANOS SON OF TITAN BY DJURCJEVIC POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 2 AUG120744 A PLUS X BY MCGUINNESS POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 AUG120745 X-MEN LEGACY BY BROOKS POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 4 AUG120743 UNCANNY AVENGERS BY CASSADAY POSTER $8.99 MAR
5 5 JUN128220 DEADPOOL BY GEOFF DARROW POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
6 6 MAY122005 ZOMBIE BRAINS WALL POSTER $7.99 AQU
7 7 JUN128222 IRON MAN BY GREG LAND POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
8 8 JUN128218 ALL NEW X-MEN BY IMMONEN POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
9 9 JUN128219 AVENGERS ASSEMBLE BY MCNIVEN POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
10 10 JUN128224 THOR GOD OF THUNDER BY RIBIC POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR

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

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 APR091585 USS ENTERPRISE BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DIA
2 3 APR128377 DOCTOR WHO DIARY 2013 PX ED $18.99 MAL
3 2 MAY121675 SW DEATH STAR BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DIA
4 37 JAN121910 STAR WARS DARTH VADER LIGHTSABER LAMP $65.00 MUS
5 39 JAN121911 STAR WARS ANAKIN SKYWALKER LIGHTSABER LAMP $65.00 MUS
6 7 JUN101702 ZOMBIE OUTBREAK SURVIVAL KIT $24.99 SPH
7 38 JUL122099 MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TOON TUMBLERS BOX SET $39.99 POP
8 77 MAY128104 HALLOWEEN RETAILER PARTY KIT $63.78 FUN
9 26 OCT101650 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS FIGURAL MUG $26.99 UND
10 40 JUL121713 SW DARTH MAUL CANDY BOWL HOLDER $32.99 RUB

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

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 MAY122224 MARVELS THE AVENGERS BD + DVD $31.50 ING
2 6 MAY122225 MARVELS THE AVENGERS DVD $23.25 ING
3 19 JUN128325 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DVD PT 1 $14.25 WAR
4 20 AUG122160 SUPER VILLAINS JOKERS LAST LAUGH DVD $14.75 WAR
5 30 SEP122139 GALAXY EXPRESS 999 ETERNAL FANTASY DVD $11.75 WEA
6 3 AUG122180 HELLSING ULTIMATE VOL 1-4 BD + DVD BOX SET $39.00 FUN
7 37 AUG122156 MARVEL KNIGHTS ASTONISHING X-MEN DVD TORN $10.75 GAI
8 26 AUG122159 SUPERMAN/BATMAN DOUBLE FEATURE DVD $14.00 WAR
9 44 SEP122107 ALL NIGHT HALLOWEEN PARTY DVD $8.50 MVD
10 2 SEP122173 BLADE RUNNER 30TH ANNIVERSARY BD + DVD BOX SET $49.00 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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