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Presenting April 2013'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 April 2013

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RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 2.70 DEC121343 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #28 BLACK BAT WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG
2 3 2.54 DEC121344 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #29 VENTRILOQUIST BLACK PAWN $16.00 EAG
3 2 2.05 DEC121346 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #4 BATMAN FOREVER MOVIE B $20.00 EAG
4 6 1.98 JAN131410 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #458 $9.99 PAN
5 5 1.66 JAN131388 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #197 SPIDER-MAN 2099 $14.00 EAG
6 7 1.20 FEB131255 DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #34 $11.99 PAN
7 8 1.19 DEC121348 BACK ISSUE #63 $8.95 TWO
8 4 0.97 JAN131390 CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL SKURGE $32.00 EAG
9 12 0.86 JAN131395 ALTER EGO #116 $8.95 TWO
10 24 0.85 FEB130585 MARVEL SUPER HEROES #8 $4.99 DIS

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 2.60 FEB131315 VADERS LITTLE PRINCESS HC $14.95 CHR
2 1 1.54 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
3 4 1.34 FEB121318 DARTH VADER AND SON HC $14.95 CHR
4 12 0.83 FEB131253 SUPERMAN GLOWING KRYPTONITE & BOOK KIT $9.95 RUN
5 7 0.79 DEC121360 DOCTOR WHO CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $16.99 DK 
6 13 0.75 FEB131252 SUPERMAN COLLECTIBLE FIGURINE & PENDANT KIT $9.95 RUN
7 28 0.69 NOV121447 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP MAN BEHIND THE MASK $4.95 CAP
8 30 0.67 NOV121448 DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP MY FROZEN VALENTINE $4.95 CAP
9 3 0.66 DEC120055 DRAGON AGE WORLD OF THEDAS HC VOL 01 $39.99 DAR
10 31 0.66 NOV121452 DC SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN YR TP STOLEN SUPERPOWERS $4.95 CAP

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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QTY
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 JAN131465 MARVEL GREATEST BATTLES T/C BOX $82.50 RIT
2 2 DEC121405 TOPPS 2013 GYPSY QUEEN BASEBALL T/C BOX $93.70 TOP
3 4 FEB131331 BENCHWARMER HOT FOR TEACHER 2 SUPER PREM T/C BOX $77.90 BEN
4 9 NOV121503 TOPPS 2013 TRIBUTE BASEBALL T/C BOX $234.25 TOP
5 3 AUG121552 CASTLE SEASON 1 & 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
6 8 NOV121506 TOPPS 2012 VALOR FOOTBALL T/C BOX $156.18 TOP
7 5 JAN131458 ALPHAS SEASON 1 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
8 22 NOV121504 TOPPS 2012 FIVE STAR FOOTBALL T/C BOX $390.40 TOP
9 23 JAN131463 SPARTACUS 2013 PREMIUM PK T/C BOX $515.52 RIT
10 7 JAN131467 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS SERIES 2 T/C BOX $45.50 TOP

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 DEC121444 VENOM SYMBOL PX BLACK THERMAL SHIRT LG $25.99 MAD
2 6 DEC121445 VENOM SYMBOL PX BLACK THERMAL SHIRT XL $25.99 MAD
3 3 STAR10163 JOKER & HARLEY QUINN T/S LG $18.95 GRA
4 1 JAN131488 WALKING DEAD RICK POSTER PX BLK T/S XL $15.99 CHA
5 4 STAR10164 JOKER & HARLEY QUINN T/S XL $18.95 GRA
6 10 DEC121443 VENOM SYMBOL PX BLACK THERMAL SHIRT MED $25.99 MAD
7 2 JAN131487 WALKING DEAD RICK POSTER PX BLK T/S LG $15.99 CHA
8 8 JUN128243 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS LAPLANDER $21.99 ELO
9 9 JAN131577 WALKING DEAD COMIC FACES RED T/S LG $18.99 JIN
10 11 JAN131578 WALKING DEAD COMIC FACES RED T/S XL $18.99 JIN

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB130652 GAMORA BY MANARA POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 4 FEB130654 IRON MAN BY RIVERA POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 5 FEB130653 ULTRON BY DJURDJEVIC POSTER $8.99 MAR
4 6 MAY122005 ZOMBIE BRAINS WALL POSTER $7.99 AQU
5 12 JUN128220 DEADPOOL BY GEOFF DARROW POSTER NOW $8.99 MAR
6 10 DEC121872 WALKING DEAD ZOMBIE BLACK LIGHT POSTER $11.99 SCO
7 11 NOV122023 WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 JAILHOUSE POSTER $7.99 SCO
8 2 FEB131888 STAR TREK TOS ART PRINTS SET 5 $34.95 QUA
9 3 FEB131887 STAR TREK TOS ART PRINTS SET 4 $34.95 QUA
10 16 JAN120768 CARNAGE BY CRAIN POSTER $8.99 MAR

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 OCT121567 SW HAN IN CARBONITE BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
2 3 SEP128333 POP WALKING DEAD MICHONNE & GID PET ZOMBIES PX 3 PK $26.99 FUN
3 1 JUL121877 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY $9.99 KOT
4 4 OCT121573 GHOSTBUSTERS SILICONE TRAY $14.99 DST
5 45 FEB131835 DR WHO SONIC SCREWDRIVER UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL $87.13 ENT
6 8 APR091585 ST USS ENTERPRISE BOTTLE OPENER $19.99 BRO
7 6 SEP121670 BTTF SILICONE TRAY $14.99 DST
8 7 NOV121707 GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMER GELATIN MOLD $14.99 DST
9 160 FEB131591 STREET FIGHTER ENAMEL KEYCHAIN 100PC DS $495.00 BEA
10 60 JAN131914 DC HEROES NEW 52 JLA DBL PK VINYL STICKER ASST $78.00 ELE

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2013

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB130607 AVENGERS ASSEMBLED BD SET $140.00 MAR
2 7 JAN131412 DOCTOR WHO ANGELS KISS AUDIO CD $24.95 PER
3 2 FEB131951 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN DVD SEA 01 PT 2 $35.00 FUN
4 8 FEB131965 SUMMER WARS BD + DVD $18.00 FUN
5 19 JAN131416 DOCTOR WHO WAR AGAINST LAAN AUDIO CD $18.99 DIA
6 28 DEC121956 SHAMANIC PRINCESS COMP COLL DVD $8.00 ALL
7 6 FEB131955 HYAKKO COMP SER DVD $23.00 RIG
8 3 FEB131952 FAIRY TAIL BD + DVD COLL 01 $32.00 FUN
9 26 FEB131989 REPLIGATOR DVD $10.00 MVD
10 5 FEB131950 CERTAIN SCIENTIFIC RAILGUN DVD SEA 01 PT 1 $35.00 FUN

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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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