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Justice LeagueEarth's heroes defeated Darkseid and the Justice League made its first public appearance in Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League #6 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book sold to specialty retailers in February.

For the second month in a row, DC Entertainment swept all of the top ten spots on the monthly comics sales chart. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #6 ranked #2, Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's Action Comics #6 ranked #3, Tony S. Daniels' Detective Comics #6 ranked #4, Geoff Johns and Mike Choi's Green Lantern #6 ranked #5, Paul Jenkins and David Finch's Batman: The Dark Knight #6 ranked #6, George Perez and Nicola Scott's Superman #6 ranked #7, Francis Manapul's The Flash ranked #8, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis' Aquaman #6 ranked #9, and Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's Batman and Robin #6 ranked #10.

Marvel Comics' Uncanny X-Men #6 by Kieron Gillen and Greg Land was the publisher's top book for February at #11.

Image Comics' top book in February was Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #94 at #63.

Dark Horse Comics' Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6, continuing the post-television adventures of Joss Whedon's fan-favorite characters, was the publisher's top book at #68.

Rounding out the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's top book, at #69, was Magic the Gathering #1, based on the best-selling trading card game from Wizards of the Coast.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in February 2012

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 105.38 DEC110188-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $3.99 DC
2 3 100.00 DEC110217-M BATMAN #6 $2.99 DC
3 2 75.19 DEC110209-M ACTION COMICS #6 $3.99 DC
4 4 73.50 DEC110222-M DETECTIVE COMICS #6 $2.99 DC
5 5 73.24 DEC110239-M GREEN LANTERN #6 $2.99 DC
6 8 60.05 DEC110224-M BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #6 $2.99 DC
7 16 54.21 DEC110213-M SUPERMAN #6 $2.99 DC
8 20 52.98 DEC110197-M FLASH #6 $2.99 DC
9 23 49.39 DEC110193-M AQUAMAN #6 $2.99 DC
10 13 49.12 DEC110227 BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
11 6 46.58 DEC110669 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
12 7 46.08 DEC110670 UNCANNY X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
13 9 43.43 DEC110665 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #5 $3.99 MAR
14 10 43.08 DEC110666 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #6 $3.99 MAR
15 28 42.18 DEC110195-M WONDER WOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
16 11 42.12 DEC110610-M NEW AVENGERS #21 $3.99 MAR
17 12 41.83 DEC110616-M AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 $3.99 MAR
18 29 41.35 DEC110267-M TEEN TITANS #6 $2.99 DC
19 15 41.01 DEC110604 AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
20 14 40.92 DEC110644 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679 $3.99 MAR
21 17 40.65 DEC110605 AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
22 18 40.38 DEC110646 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #680 $3.99 MAR
23 19 39.88 DEC110612 NEW AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
24 35 39.65 DEC110588-M WINTER SOLDIER #1 $2.99 MAR
25 21 39.43 DEC110672 UNCANNY X-FORCE #21 $3.99 MAR
26 36 39.41 DEC110645 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #679.1 $2.99 MAR
27 37 39.17 DEC110243-M GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #6 $2.99 DC
28 22 38.66 DEC110673 UNCANNY X-FORCE #22 $3.99 MAR
29 40 38.32 DEC110229-M BATWOMAN #6 $2.99 DC
30 30 37.24 DEC110231 BATGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
31 31 37.16 DEC110234 NIGHTWING #6 [*] $2.99 DC
32 33 35.85 DEC110242 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
33 24 35.51 DEC110633-M AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
34 25 35.24 DEC110626 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 MAR
35 26 33.85 DEC110601 CAPTAIN AMERICA #8 $3.99 MAR
36 27 33.29 DEC110600 INCREDIBLE HULK #5 $3.99 MAR
37 51 33.02 DEC110652 FANTASTIC FOUR #603 $2.99 MAR
38 54 32.10 DEC110248-M SWAMP THING #6 $2.99 DC
39 55 32.04 DEC110592-M WINTER SOLDIER #2 $2.99 MAR
40 58 31.59 DEC110653-M FF #15 $2.99 MAR
41 32 30.62 DEC110613-M SECRET AVENGERS #22 $3.99 MAR
42 49 30.44 DEC110245 RED LANTERNS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
43 34 29.94 DEC110667 WOLVERINE #301 $3.99 MAR
44 64 29.50 DEC110647 DAREDEVIL #9 $2.99 MAR
45 53 29.04 DEC110233 CATWOMAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
46 38 28.91 DEC110615 SECRET AVENGERS #23 $3.99 MAR
47 39 28.73 DEC110684 X-MEN #24 $3.99 MAR
48 42 28.40 DEC110685 X-MEN #25 $3.99 MAR
49 66 28.38 DEC110680 X-MEN LEGACY #262 $2.99 MAR
50 41 28.33 DEC110676-M DEADPOOL #50 $3.99 MAR
51 59 27.95 DEC110232 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
52 43 27.30 DEC110608 MIGHTY THOR #11 $3.99 MAR
53 60 27.13 DEC110216 SUPERGIRL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
54 62 26.98 DEC110250 ANIMAL MAN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
55 61 26.88 DEC110247 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #6 [*] $2.99 DC
56 44 26.69 DEC110668 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #2 $3.99 MAR
57 45 26.36 DEC110630-M ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #7 $3.99 MAR
58 71 26.31 DEC110632 SCARLET SPIDER #2 $2.99 MAR
59 65 26.30 DEC110192 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #6 [*] $2.99 DC
60 46 26.12 DEC110595-M DEFENDERS #3 $3.99 MAR
61 47 25.82 DEC110636-M VENOM #13 $3.99 MAR
62 48 25.49 DEC110607 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #513 $3.99 MAR
63 72 25.19 DEC110575 WALKING DEAD #94 (MR) $2.99 IMA
64 50 25.19 DEC110627-M ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
65 70 24.19 DEC110215 SUPERBOY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
66 56 23.99 DEC110629 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #8 $3.99 MAR
67 57 23.74 DEC110688 ASTONISHING X-MEN #47 $3.99 MAR
68 75 23.26 DEC110053-M BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #6 $2.99 DAR
69 52 22.46 OCT110356 MAGIC THE GATHERING #1 $3.99 IDW
70 63 22.01 DEC110635 CARNAGE USA #3 $3.99 MAR
71 73 21.60 DEC110260 SUICIDE SQUAD #6 [*] $2.99 DC
72 80 21.42 DEC110640 VENOM #13.1 $2.99 MAR
73 79 21.37 DEC110679 DEADPOOL #51 $2.99 MAR
74 74 21.28 DEC110228 BIRDS OF PREY #6 [*] $2.99 DC
75 81 21.14 DEC110641 VENOM #13.2 $2.99 MAR
76 82 21.12 DEC110643 VENOM #13.4 $2.99 MAR
77 76 21.09 DEC110203 GREEN ARROW #6 [*] $2.99 DC
78 83 20.99 DEC110642 VENOM #13.3 $2.99 MAR
79 67 20.70 DEC110238 BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1 $3.99 DC
80 84 20.45 DEC110609 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #627 $2.99 MAR
81 85 20.30 DEC110256-M STORMWATCH #6 $2.99 DC
82 89 19.01 DEC110599 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #9 $2.99 MAR
83 90 18.99 DEC110598 FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #8 $2.99 MAR
84 91 18.96 DEC110674 X-FACTOR #231 $2.99 MAR
85 92 18.82 DEC110675 X-FACTOR #232 $2.99 MAR
86 68 18.57 NOV110308 MAGIC THE GATHERING #2 $3.99 IDW
87 69 18.34 DEC110262 ALL STAR WESTERN #6 [*] $3.99 DC
88 98 18.11 DEC110686 NEW MUTANTS #37 $2.99 MAR
89 100 17.64 DEC110687 NEW MUTANTS #38 $2.99 MAR
90 103 17.51 DEC110648 PUNISHER #8 $2.99 MAR
91 105 17.38 DEC110606 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #634 $2.99 MAR
92 104 17.33 DEC110237 HUNTRESS #5 $2.99 DC
93 77 17.12 DEC110649 MOON KNIGHT #10 $3.99 MAR
94 106 17.10 DEC110602 AVENGERS ACADEMY #25 $2.99 MAR
95 107 16.93 DEC110655 HULK #48 $2.99 MAR
96 109 16.84 DEC110603 AVENGERS ACADEMY #26 $2.99 MAR
97 97 16.45 DEC110255 DEMON KNIGHTS #6 [*] $2.99 DC
98 96 16.41 DEC110274 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #6 [*] $2.99 DC
99 88 16.01 DEC110047-M CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $3.50 DAR
100 95 15.81 DEC110551 FATALE #2 [*] (MR) $3.50 IMA

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Please note that comics marked with an asterisk have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

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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, 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 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.