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Elbow - Weather to FlyThe zombie apocalypse strikes Riverdale, USA in Archie Comics' Afterlife with Archie #1, the best-selling small press comic in October 2013.

Other publishers in the top ten include Abstract Studios, Aspen MLT, Oni Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Paul Pope combines mythology and super-heroics in his original graphic novel, Battling Boy, from St. Martin's Press, the best-selling small-press graphic novel for the month.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Fantgraphics Books, VIZ Media, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the bestselling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 42 58 33.32 JUL130793-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 2.99 ARC
2 122 306 17.71 AUG131009-M TRISH OUT OF WATER #1 1 ASP
3 150 339 14.35 AUG131388-M LETTER 44 #1 1 ONI
4 209 225 8.81 JUL130813-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #253 2.99 ARC
5 219 234 8.49 AUG131003-M SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #254 2.99 ARC
6 220 217 8.45 JUL131376-M GFT OZ #3 2.99 ZEN
7 243 269 7.12 AUG131005-M SONIC UNIVERSE #57 2.99 ARC
8 255 229 6.55 JUL130733 RACHEL RISING #20 3.99 ABS
9 258 284 6.49 JUL130810-M MEGA MAN #30 2.99 ARC
10 266 177 5.97 JUL131386-M GFT ROBYN HOOD WANTED #5 5.99 ZEN
11 270 308 5.82 AUG131108 SPONGEBOB COMICS #25 2.99 UNI
12 274 311 5.72 AUG130981-M FOX #1 2.99 ARC
13 277 312 5.68 AUG131104 SIMPSONS COMICS #206 2.99 BON
14 279 237 5.64 JUL131400-M GFT WONDERLAND TTLG #1 (MR) 3.99 ZEN
15 291 300 5.47 AUG131568-M GFT WONDERLAND #16 2.99 ZEN
16 293 302 5.44 AUG131562-M GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #90 (MR) 2.99 ZEN
17 296 305 5.39 JUL131403-M GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #5 2.99 ZEN
18 299 273 5.22 JUL130829-M ALL NEW FATHOM #3 3.99 ASP
19 304 328 5.10 AUG131102 FUTURAMA COMICS #69 2.99 BON
20 307 196 5.06 JUL131390-M GFT GIANT SIZE 2013 (UNLEASHED PT6) (MR) 5.99 ZEN
21 316 200 4.91 JUL131409-M GFT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2013 (MR) 5.99 ZEN
22 338 345 4.20 AUG131556-M GFT NO TOMORROW #3 (MR) 2.99 ZEN
23 339 292 4.18 JUL131169 BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY #2 3.99 HER
24 340 299 4.12 JUN131282-M DEATH SENTENCE #1 3.99 TIT
25 347 343 3.97 AUG131103 SERGIO ARAGONES FUNNIES #10 3.5 BON
26 354 361 3.87 JUL131394-M GFT HUNTERS SHADOWLANDS #5 2.99 ZEN
27 355 378 3.86 JUL130797-M ARCHIE #648 2.99 ARC
28 357 362 3.85 AUG131559-M GFT REALM KNIGHTS #3 (MR) 2.99 ZEN
29 360 366 3.80 AUG131553-M SCREWED #5 (MR) 2.99 ZEN
30 371 399 3.48 AUG130987-M ARCHIE #649 2.99 ARC
31 372 342 3.48 JUN130798-M JIRNI #5 3.99 ASP
32 373 383 3.46 AUG131550-M HIT LIST #2 (MR) 2.99 ZEN
33 374 349 3.39 AUG131015-M ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #2 3.99 ASP
34 393 375 2.97 AUG131391 SIXTH GUN #35 3.99 ONI
35 394 377 2.96 JUN130802-M SOULFIRE VOL 4 #8 3.99 ASP
36 404 392 2.74 APR130850-M SHRUGGED VOL 2 #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR A 3.99 ASP
37 416 401 2.56 AUG131105 SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #8 3.99 BON
38 418 433 2.49 AUG130993-M BETTY & VERONICA #268 REG CVR 2.99 ARC
39 420 416 2.46 JUL130743 JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC #1 NEW PTG 3.5 SLA
40 424 414 2.31 JUN130868 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #11 3.5 BIG
41 425 403 2.31 JUN131287 SOLID STATE TANK GIRL #4 3.99 TIT
42 428 406 2.27 JUL131281 DEATH SENTENCE #2 3.99 TIT
43 432 439 2.21 AUG131385-M WATSON AND HOLMES #4 2.99 NEW
44 433 418 2.20 JUL130890 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #12 3.5 BIG
45 444 428 1.97 AUG131390 MYSTERIOUS STRANGERS #5 3.99 ONI
46 445 417 1.97 JUL131274 JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM #3 (MR) 3.99 STO
47 450 478 1.88 JUL130804-M KEVIN KELLER #11 REG CVR 2.99 ARC
48 464 456 1.69 JUL130897 LIBERATOR #4 3.5 BLA
49 478 470 1.54 JUL130893 URSA MINOR ONGOING #1 (MR) 3.5 BIG
50 480 454 1.49 JUN131280 A1 #5 3.99 TIT

TOP 50 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2013

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 14 17 3.23 AUG131327 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 ST.
2 32 131 1.84 JUL131343 HELLO KITTY HERE WE GO GN $7.99 VIZ
3 36 57 1.78 JUN131137 LOVE AND ROCKETS NEW STORIES TP VOL 06 $14.99 FAN
4 47 132 1.48 JUL131332 BLEACH TP VOL 58 $9.99 VIZ
5 66 127 1.14 AUG131532 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 15 $11.99 HAC
6 76 46 1.06 AUG131306 WALT DISNEY DONALD DUCK HC VOL 04 XMAS BEAR MOUNTAIN $28.99 FAN
7 81 50 1.03 AUG131328 BATTLING BOY HC GN $24.99 ST.
8 84 165 1.01 JUL130812 SONIC SAGA TP VOL 04 HOUSE OF CARDS $11.99 ARC
9 89 108 0.97 JUL131418 GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 14 $15.99 ZEN
10 100 211 0.93 JUL131334 ROSARIO VAMPIRE SEASON II TP VOL 12 $9.99 VIZ
11 109 341 0.88 AUG131408 SMURFS CHRISTMAS GN $5.99 NBM
12 112 208 0.87 JUL131181 BATTLE ANGEL ALITA LAST ORDER TP VOL 18 $10.99 RAN
13 116 76 0.85 JUN131065 PALOOKAVILLE HC VOL 21 (MR) $21.95 DRA
14 128 255 0.79 JUL131336 CLAYMORE TP VOL 23 $9.99 VIZ
15 129 482 0.78 JUL131346 POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 12 $4.99 VIZ
16 131 334 0.77 AUG131411 NINJAGO GN VOL 08 DESTINY OF DOOM $6.99 NBM
17 135 112 0.74 MAY131075 TRITON OF THE SEA GN VOL 01 $19.95 DIG
18 141 70 0.72 JUN131134 COMPLETE PEANUTS HC VOL 20 1989-1990 $29.99 FAN
19 142 135 0.71 AUG131312 FRAN HC $19.99 FAN
20 144 287 0.70 JUL131347 POKEMON ADV PLATINUM GN VOL 09 $9.99 VIZ
21 145 288 0.70 JUL131345 POKEMON POCKET COMICS BLACK & WHITE GN $9.99 VIZ
22 147 104 0.69 JUN131224 COURTNEY CRUMRIN SPEC ED HC VOL 04 $24.99 ONI
23 157 113 0.67 AUG131263 WOMAN REBEL MARGARET SANGER STORY HC $21.95 DRA
24 160 178 0.66 AUG131573 GFT VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES TP $15.99 ZEN
25 172 101 0.63 AUG131498 UZUMAKI 3-IN-1 DLX ED HC $27.99 VIZ
26 174 250 0.62 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
27 178 203 0.61 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
28 179 192 0.61 AUG131574 GFT ZOMBIES AND DEMONS TP $15.99 ZEN
29 181 193 0.60 AUG131572 GFT UNLEASHED TP VOL 02 $15.99 ZEN
30 185 258 0.59 AUG131537 K ON GN VOL 05 $11.99 HAC
31 186 284 0.59 AUG130948 EXPLORER SC VOL 02 LOST ISLANDS $10.95 ABR
32 188 283 0.59 JUL131182 FAIRY TAIL GN VOL 30 $10.99 RAN
33 189 176 0.58 JUL130800 ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 04 $19.99 ARC
34 192 264 0.58 AUG131541 PUELLA MAGI ORIKO MAGICA GN VOL 02 $11.99 HAC
35 194 537 0.57 AUG130992 ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR ITS A DATE TP $5.99 ARC
36 196 158 0.57 MAY130760 MOLLY DANGER HC BOOK 01 $19.95 ACT
37 199 352 0.56 AUG131518 TIGER & BUNNY GN VOL 03 $9.99 VIZ
38 205 362 0.55 AUG131511 MAGI GN VOL 02 $9.99 VIZ
39 206 256 0.54 JUL131266 ALICE I/T COUNTRY OF JOKER CIRCUS & LIARS GAME VOL 03 (MR) ( $12.99 ST.
40 215 240 0.53 JUN131261 ALICE I/T COUNTRY CLOVER CHESHIRE CAT WALTZ GN VOL 06 (MR) ( $13.99 ST.
41 221 294 0.52 AUG131539 MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA GN VOL 16 $11.99 HAC
42 229 254 0.51 JUL131267 DIVE I/T VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 01 (MR) $13.99 ST.
43 231 238 0.50 JUL131286 WALLACE & GROMIT NEWSPAPER STRIPS HC VOL 01 $14.99 RAN
44 236 307 0.50 AUG131535 IM NOT POPULAR GN VOL 01 $11.99 HAC
45 237 129 0.49 AUG131310 DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE COLOR SUNDAYS HC VOL 02 ROBIN HOOD $29.99 FAN
46 241 115 0.48 JUL131329 MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM ORIGIN HC VOL 03 RAMBA RAL $29.95 RAN
47 243 85 0.48 APR131133 STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES HC VOL 04 IMPOSSIBLE TALES $39.99 FAN
48 244 544 0.48 JUL130801 ARCHIES EVEN FUNNIER KIDS JOKE BOOK TP $6.99 ARC
49 246 311 0.48 AUG131534 IS THIS A ZOMBIE GN VOL 06 (MR) $12.00 HAC
50 250 271 0.48 JUL131268 DIVE I/T VAMPIRE BUND GN VOL 02 (MR) $13.99 ST.

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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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, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable

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 usually 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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