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Carbon Leaf -- American TaleOtto Octavius begins his new as Spider-Man in Peter Parker's body in Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman's Superior Spider-Man #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book in January.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven of the month's top ten best-selling comics. New Avengers #1 ranked #4, Superior Spider-Man #2 ranked #5, Savage Wolverine #1 ranked #6, Uncanny Avengers #3 ranked #7, Avengers #3 ranked #9, and Uncanny X-Force #1 ranked #10.

DC Comics rounded out the top ten with three titles, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #16 at #2. Also in the top ten were Justice League #16 at #3 and Detective Comics #16 at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' top book in January was Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #106 at #19.

Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars #1 sold out its initial print run on its way to a third printing and was the publisher's top-selling book in January at #53.

Finally, IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Foot Clan #1 was the publisher's top book at #108.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 128.96 NOV120633-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
2 2 100.00 NOV120190-M BATMAN #16 $3.99 DC 
3 3 80.67 NOV120161-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #16 $3.99 DC 
4 4 79.69 NOV120625-M NEW AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
5 5 77.13 NOV120641-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAR
6 6 70.26 NOV120643-M SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1 $3.99 MAR
7 8 64.36 OCT120587-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
8 7 63.25 NOV120202-M DETECTIVE COMICS #16 $3.99 DC 
9 9 63.16 NOV120663-M AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
10 10 59.06 NOV120620-M UNCANNY X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR
11 11 56.94 NOV120667-M AVENGERS #4  $3.99 MAR
12 16 55.85 NOV120198 BATMAN AND ROBIN #16 $2.99 DC 
13 12 54.96 NOV120661-M ALL NEW X-MEN #6  $3.99 MAR
14 14 54.43 NOV120631-M NEW AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR
15 13 52.09 NOV120659-M ALL NEW X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
16 20 49.95 NOV120213-M GREEN LANTERN #16 $2.99 DC 
17 21 49.66 NOV120205 BATGIRL #16 $2.99 DC 
18 28 48.83 NOV120649-M YOUNG AVENGERS #1 $2.99 MAR
19 22 48.33 NOV120585-M WALKING DEAD #106 (MR) $2.99 IMA
20 24 47.73 NOV120211 NIGHTWING #16 $2.99 DC 
21 30 43.67 NOV120245-M TEEN TITANS #16 $2.99 DC 
22 31 42.59 NOV120166-M AQUAMAN #16 $2.99 DC 
23 18 41.01 NOV120677-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 $3.99 MAR
24 33 40.86 NOV120212 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #16 $2.99 DC 
25 19 40.73 NOV120688-M INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #3 $3.99 MAR
26 17 40.19 NOV120178-M ACTION COMICS #16 $3.99 DC 
27 37 39.92 NOV120200-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #16 $2.99 DC 
28 39 39.10 NOV120683-M DEADPOOL #4 $2.99 MAR
29 15 35.80 NOV120199 BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
30 27 35.47 NOV120673-M CABLE AND X-FORCE #3 $3.99 MAR
31 25 34.88 NOV120685-M IRON MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
32 42 34.85 NOV120174-M EARTH 2 #8 $2.99 DC 
33 43 34.69 NOV120182-M SUPERMAN #16 $2.99 DC 
34 45 34.64 NOV120681-M FANTASTIC FOUR #3 $2.99 MAR
35 26 34.59 NOV120698-M THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 $3.99 MAR
36 44 34.50 NOV120194-M BATMAN INCORPORATED #7 $2.99 DC 
37 29 32.96 NOV120669-M A PLUS X #4 $3.99 MAR
38 47 31.27 NOV120578 SAGA #9 (MR) $2.99 IMA
39 48 31.10 NOV120218-M GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16 $2.99 DC 
40 34 30.64 NOV120747 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
41 51 30.34 NOV120696-M THUNDERBOLTS #3 $2.99 MAR
42 49 30.22 NOV120159-M FLASH #16 $2.99 DC 
43 35 30.17 NOV120156-M BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #6 (MR) $3.99 DC 
44 36 30.13 NOV120746 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
45 53 30.07 NOV120653-M MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #1 $2.99 MAR
46 50 30.00 NOV120221-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #16 $2.99 DC 
47 38 29.51 NOV120153-M BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #5 (MR) $3.99 DC 
48 40 28.99 DEC120158-M BEFORE WATCHMEN DOLLAR BILL #1 (MR) $3.99 DC 
49 23 28.67 NOV120220 GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
50 55 28.17 NOV120679-M FF #3 $2.99 MAR
51 54 27.48 NOV120168-M WONDER WOMAN #16 $2.99 DC 
52 41 27.32 NOV120425-M INVINCIBLE #100 $3.99 IMA
53 67 27.18 NOV120010 STAR WARS #1 $2.99 DAR
54 62 26.36 NOV120675-M AVENGERS ARENA #3 $2.99 MAR
55 60 26.19 NOV120216-M RED LANTERNS #16 $2.99 DC 
56 63 25.82 NOV120692-M X-MEN LEGACY #4 $2.99 MAR
57 66 25.36 NOV120725 HAWKEYE #7 $2.99 MAR
58 65 25.20 NOV120752 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1 $2.99 MAR
59 32 25.13 NOV120223 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
60 68 24.74 NOV120732 DAREDEVIL #22 $2.99 MAR
61 46 24.68 NOV120711 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #19 $3.99 MAR
62 69 23.86 NOV120694-M X-MEN LEGACY #5 $2.99 MAR
63 71 23.37 NOV120206-M BATWOMAN #16 $2.99 DC 
64 72 23.24 NOV120208 CATWOMAN #16 $2.99 DC 
65 74 22.11 NOV120229 SWAMP THING #16 $2.99 DC 
66 52 21.26 NOV120700-M AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #11 $3.99 MAR
67 77 21.18 NOV120187-M TALON #4 $2.99 DC 
68 80 20.83 NOV120176-M WORLDS FINEST #8 $2.99 DC 
69 79 20.80 NOV120186 SUPERGIRL #16 $2.99 DC 
70 82 20.78 NOV120228 ANIMAL MAN #16 $2.99 DC 
71 58 20.10 NOV120714 SECRET AVENGERS #36 $3.99 MAR
72 57 20.09 NOV120237-M THRESHOLD #1 $3.99 DC 
73 59 19.90 NOV120705 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 MAR
74 61 19.54 NOV120753 X-MEN #40 $3.99 MAR
75 64 19.03 NOV120730-M DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #4 $3.99 MAR
76 84 18.58 NOV120184 SUPERBOY #16 $2.99 DC 
77 86 18.54 NOV120243 SUICIDE SQUAD #16 $2.99 DC 
78 88 18.44 NOV120230 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16 $2.99 DC 
79 89 17.76 NOV120709 SCARLET SPIDER #13 $2.99 MAR
80 70 17.55 NOV120712 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #20 $3.99 MAR
81 73 17.24 NOV120755 ASTONISHING X-MEN #58 $3.99 MAR
82 92 16.89 NOV120706 VENOM #29 $2.99 MAR
83 94 16.82 NOV120707 VENOM #30 $2.99 MAR
84 75 16.49 OCT120675 WOLVERINE MAX #3 (MR) $3.99 MAR
85 98 16.35 OCT120642 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #3 $2.99 MAR
86 56 16.24 NOV120185 SUPERBOY ANNUAL #1 $4.99 DC 
87 76 16.09 NOV120713 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #21 $3.99 MAR
88 99 15.91 NOV120046-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #17 $2.99 DAR
89 102 15.89 NOV120210 BIRDS OF PREY #16 $2.99 DC 
90 103 15.76 NOV120728 PUNISHER WAR ZONE #4 $2.99 MAR
91 105 15.67 NOV120727 WINTER SOLDIER #14 $2.99 MAR
92 81 15.54 NOV120256 LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #4 $3.99 DC 
93 108 15.43 NOV120750-M X-FACTOR #250 $2.99 MAR
94 107 15.35 NOV120748 GAMBIT #8 $2.99 MAR
95 112 14.31 NOV120690-M JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #648 $2.99 MAR
96 83 14.21 NOV120289-M INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #1 $3.99 DC 
97 78 13.98 NOV120968 ADVENTURE TIME #12 $3.99 BOO
98 87 13.78 OCT120667-M FIRST X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
99 116 13.64 NOV120224-M PHANTOM STRANGER #4 $2.99 DC 
100 115 13.63 NOV120170 GREEN ARROW #16 $2.99 DC 

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