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Presenting April 2014'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 2014

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 2.84 NOV131429 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #1 SPIDER-MAN WHITE KNIGHT $16.00 EAG
2 22 2.65 FEB140272 MAD MAGAZINE #527 $5.99 DC
3 16 2.55 FEB141310 HEAVY METAL #268 (MR) $7.95 HEA
4 15 2.53 JAN141547 DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #471 $9.99 PAN
5 5 2.34 DEC131445 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #3 WOLVERINE WHITE KNIGHT $16.00 EAG
6 2 2.28 JAN141525 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #30 CLASSIC TV SERIES BAT $20.00 EAG
7 8 2.18 DEC131446 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #4 LOKI BLACK BISHOP $16.00 EAG
8 27 2.15 FEB141029 BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #10 (MR) $4.99 AVA
9 17 2.07 JAN141541 BACK ISSUE #72 $8.95 TWO
10 11 2.06 JAN141531 MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #5 DAREDEVIL WHITE PAWN $16.00 EAG

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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DOLLAR
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INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 1.49 FEB141067 JIM HENSONS LABYRINTH HC NOVEL $19.99 BOO
2 3 1.23 DEC138366 WALKING DEAD NOVEL HC VOL 04 FALL OF GOVERNOR PT 2 $25.99 STM
3 2 1.09 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
4 15 0.99 FEB141598 MY LITTLE PONY FIREFLY W / BOOK $9.95 RUN
5 13 0.73 FEB141625 SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 83 CRIME OVER BOSTON $14.95 SAN
6 5 0.64 DEC131413 MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC 75TH ANNIV ED $40.00 DK
7 14 0.63 JAN141481 SPIDER-MAN CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $16.99 DK
8 16 0.60 JAN141512 GODZILLA LIGHT & SOUND MINIATURE BOOK KIT $12.95 RUN
9 22 0.55 FEB141540 SWORD ART ONLINE NOVEL VOL 01 AINCRAD $13.00 HAC
10 6 0.51 JAN141345 DARKSTALKERS OFF COMP WORKS SC $39.99 UDO

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 FEB141686 MARVEL UNIVERSE 2014 T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
2 4 AUG131737 ADVENTURE TIME PLAYPAKS SERIES 1 BOX $45.22 CRY
3 7 JAN141573 AMERICAN HORROR STORY T/C BOX $61.11 BRE
4 6 MAY131502 DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 1 & 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
5 9 NOV131472 TOPPS 2014 GYPSY QUEEN BASEBALL T/C BOX $93.70 TOP
6 1 FEB142475 MY LITTLE PONY PLAYING CARDS $5.99 AQU
7 2 FEB142500 TRANSFORMERS PLAYING CARDS $5.99 AQU
8 10 OCT131550 TOPPS 2014 HERITAGE BASEBALL T/C BOX $56.36 TOP
9 5 FEB141228 NEW YORK POSTCARDS ADRIAN TOMINE (MR) $14.95 DRA
10 11 NOV131474 VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 3 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 3 DEC131716 DW DAY OF THE DOCTOR BLK T/S LG $19.99 TTN
3 6 DEC131715 DW DAY OF THE DOCTOR BLK T/S MED $19.99 TTN
4 7 DEC131717 DW DAY OF THE DOCTOR BLK T/S XL $19.99 TTN
5 5 SEP131578 DEADPOOL PX HERO WIDE POINT KNIT HAT $17.99 NEW
6 4 JUN128314 ADVENTURE TIME DLX FINN HAT $9.95 ZOO
7 8 DEC131513 CARNAGE CARNAL PUPPET PX RED HEATHER T/S LG $18.99 MAD
8 9 DEC131514 CARNAGE CARNAL PUPPET PX RED HEATHER T/S XL $18.99 MAD
9 16 JAN140859 LOGICAL ME T/S XL $21.99 ANT
10 20 JAN140858 LOGICAL ME T/S LG $21.99 ANT

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 FEB140866 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 75TH ANNIV BY ROSS POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 4 FEB140865 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 BY RAMOS POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 3 FEB140864 MARVEL 75TH ANNIV BY DEODATO OVERSIZED POSTER $34.99 MAR
4 1 OCT130081 GAME OF THRONES MAP & MARKER SET $199.99 DAR
5 14 FEB140867 ALL NEW DOOP #1 BY ALLRED POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 6 SEP132107 ASSASSINS CREED IV BLACK FLAG WALL SCROLL VOL 02 $23.99 SQU
7 7 SEP132106 ASSASSINS CREED IV BLACK FLAG WALL SCROLL VOL 01 $23.99 SQU
8 5 FEB142467 DR HORRIBLE ART NOUVEAU POSTER SET $29.95 QUA
9 8 SEP132105 ASSASSINS CREED III WALL SCROLL VOL 02 $23.99 SQU
10 9 SEP132104 ASSASSINS CREED III WALL SCROLL VOL 01 $23.99 SQU

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB142493 STAR WARS PAPERCRAFT ACTIVITY SET $9.99 FUN
2 3 FEB142435 NBX JACK SKELLINGTON BUST BANK $19.99 MON
3 119 JAN142265 MARVEL COMICS MYSTERY MINIS 24PC BMB DS $191.76 FUN
4 5 DEC138151 STAR TREK USS ENTERPRISE BLACK BOTTLE OPENER $19.99 DIA
5 4 DEC131821 MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD SILICONE TRAY $15.00 DIA
6 185 JAN142311 WALKING DEAD MYSTERY MINIS II 24PC BMB DS $191.76 FUN
7 23 AUG101679 DOCTOR WHO SONIC SCREWDRIVER INK PEN $32.99 UND
8 131 MAR142143 MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO PLUSH COIN PURSE 6PC ASST $120.00 ENE
9 48 JUL121992 TETRIS CONSTRUCTIBLE LIGHT $49.99 DIA
10 2 NOV132320 THOR DARK WORLD HAMMER PEWTER KEYRING $6.99 MON

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2014

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DOLLAR
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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 5 MAR142479 GOTHAM CITY SERIALS DVD $5.50 MIL
2 17 MAR142485 TICK COMP SER DVD $5.50 MIL
3 1 MAR142472 SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO BD + DVD $18.00 FUN
4 59 FEB142565 DC SUPER HEROES FILMATION ADVENTURES DVD VOL 01 $6.00 WAR
5 15 MAR142487 DOCTOR WHO THE WEB OF FEAR DVD $14.00 WAR
6 77 MAY074961 MOTHRA VS GODZILLA TOHO REMASTERED ED DVD $5.00 VPD
7 44 FEB142611 DOCTOR WHO TIME OF THE DOCTOR DVD $10.00 WAR
8 12 FEB142612 DOCTOR WHO THE MOONBASE DVD $18.00 WAR
9 28 FEB142610 DOCTOR WHO TIME OF THE DOCTOR BD $14.00 WAR
10 4 MAR142451 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN UNCUT DVD SET 18 $28.00 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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