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2013 was a strong year for sales in the comics industry. Diamond Comic Distributors is releasing sales charts in all of its major product categories for the year. Below are the top ten charts in all categories along with links to larger charts by category.

TOP 10 PUBLISHERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 20)

PUBLISHER DOLLAR
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 33.50%
DC COMICS 30.33%
IMAGE COMICS 8.00%
IDW PUBLISHING 6.47%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.17%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.72%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.99%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.25%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 0.98%
AVATAR PRESS 0.89%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.70%
 
PUBLISHER UNIT
SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 36.97%
DC COMICS 33.35%
IMAGE COMICS 8.49%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.10%
DARK HORSE COMICS 4.50%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.59%
BOOM! STUDIOS 1.92%
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT 1.06%
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC 0.76%
AVATAR PRESS 0.74%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 4.52%

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013
(Link to top 500 Comics)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 AUG130518-M WALKING DEAD #115 (MR) $2.99 IMA
2 2 DEC120237-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $3.99 DC
3 1 APR130107-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 $4.99 DC
4 8 JAN130642-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 $3.99 MAR
5 6 FEB138598-M SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
6 4 JUL138068-M INFINITY #1 $4.99 MAR
7 7 FEB130497-M X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
8 9 JAN130627-M AGE OF ULTRON #1 $3.99 MAR
9 11 DEC120608-M UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
10 10 MAY130128-M SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2 $3.99 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 500)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 AUG120491 SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR) $9.99 IMA
2 2 NOV128157 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS GONE BYE $14.99 IMA
3 3 APR130443 SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR) $14.99 IMA
4 5 APR130482 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER $14.99 IMA
5 7 SEP088204 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG) $14.99 IMA
6 12 SEP130566 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 19 MARCH TO WAR $14.99 IMA
7 14 DEC120744 HAWKEYE TP VOL 01 MY LIFE AS WEAPON NOW $16.99 MAR
8 13 DEC120323 BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52) $16.99 DC
9 15 NOV070226 BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC $17.99 DC
10 20 NOV082245 WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS $14.99 IMA

TOP 10 NON-PREMIER COMICS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013
(Link to top 100 Non-Premier Comic Books & Graphic Novels)

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1 235 176 SEP131344-M UNITY #1 $3.99 VAL
2 303 226 FEB130826-M REGULAR SHOW #1 $3.99 BOO
3 409 468 SEP138000-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 $2.99 ARC
4 424 1826 MAY130833-M ALL NEW FATHOM #1 $1.00 ASP
5 796 2420 SEP130911-M ALL NEW SOULFIRE #1 $1.00 ASP
6 841 585 MAY130986-M RED SONJA #1 $3.99 DE
7 878 2574 FEB130747-M JIRNI #1 $1.00 ASP
8 937 764 JUL130914-M SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (MR) $3.99 BOO
9 964 2762 APR130835-M BUBBLEGUN #1 $1.00 ASP
10 985 2774 DEC120840-M LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #1 $1.00 ASP

TOP 10 NON-PREMIER GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013
(Link to top 100 Non-Premier Comic Books & Graphic Novels)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 12 21 SEP120922 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 01 $14.99 BOO
2 18 34 DEC120941 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 02 $14.99 BOO
3 26 35 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
4 33 73 FEB130825 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 01 PLAYING FIRE $11.99 BOO
5 50 74 APR130964 ADVENTURE TIME TP VOL 03 $14.99 BOO
6 81 60 MAR130946 ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE & THE SCREAM QUEENS TP VOL 01 $19.99 BOO
7 91 304 SEP131376 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
8 144 356 SEP131012 ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL 02 PIXEL PRINCESSES $11.99 BOO
9 156 236 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
10 168 203 AUG131327 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 ST.

TOP 10 SMALL PRESS COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 100 Small Press Comic Books & Graphic Novels)

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1 409 468 SEP138000-M AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 $2.99 ARC
2 424 1826 MAY130833-M ALL NEW FATHOM #1 $1.00 ASP
3 796 2420 SEP130911-M ALL NEW SOULFIRE #1 $1.00 ASP
4 878 2574 FEB130747-M JIRNI #1 $1.00 ASP
5 964 2762 APR130835-M BUBBLEGUN #1 $1.00 ASP
6 985 2774 DEC120840-M LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #1 $1.00 ASP
7 1022 2843 JUN130782-M OVERTAKEN #1 $1.00 ASP
8 1035 682 FEB130702-M SESAME STREET #1 $3.99 APE
9 1052 2884 JAN130867-M SHRUGGED VOL 2 #1 $1.00 ASP
10 1114 2979 JUL130819-M ALL NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #1 $1.00 ASP

TOP 10 SMALL PRESS GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 100 Small Press Comic Books & Graphic Novels)

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DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 26 35 DEC121247 NEMO HEART OF ICE HC $14.95 TOP
2 91 304 SEP131376 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
3 156 236 JUN131298 MARCH GN BOOK 01 $14.95 TOP
4 168 203 AUG131327 BATTLING BOY GN VOL 01 $15.99 ST.
5 169 86 APR130800 MOUSE GUARD HC VOL 03 BLACK AXE $24.95 ARA
6 185 115 JAN131224 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 03 (OF 6) $24.99 ONI
7 217 139 MAY121234 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 (OF 6) $24.99 ONI
8 228 188 FEB100651 JOHNNY HOMICIDAL MANIAC DIRECTORS CUT SC $21.95 SLA
9 302 601 FEB108442 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE $11.99 ONI
10 312 1079 MAR130990 SILENCE & CO GN $9.99 CRY

TOP 10 MANGA
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 100 Manga)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 3 SEP131376 YU-GI-OH 5DS GN VOL 05 $9.99 VIZ
2 2 OCT128088 LONE WOLF & CUB OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99 DAR
3 18 NOV121358 NARUTO GN VOL 60 $9.99 VIZ
4 4 AUG130070 EMPOWERED TP VOL 08 $16.99 DAR
5 11 NOV121240 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 09 $10.99 RAN
6 15 JAN131200 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 10 $10.99 RAN
7 26 FEB131179 NARUTO GN VOL 61 $9.99 VIZ
8 14 MAR121101 ATTACK ON TITAN GN VOL 01 $10.99 RAN
9 32 MAY131322 NARUTO GN VOL 62 $9.99 VIZ
10 17 MAR131208 SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 11 $10.99 RAN

TOP 10 BOOKS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 SEP120055 LEGEND OF ZELDA HYRULE HISTORIA HC $34.99 DAR
2 2 APR131149-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 43 $29.95 GEM
3 6 FEB131315 VADERS LITTLE PRINCESS HC $14.95 CHR
4 7 FEB121318 DARTH VADER AND SON HC $14.95 CHR
5 4 APR131150-M OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG HC VOL 43 $35.00 GEM
6 8 MAY131402 ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPEDIA HC $19.95 ABR
7 18 JUN131516 STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC $12.99 SCH
8 15 MAY131497 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARES STAR WARS HC $14.95 RAN
9 20 JUL131502 NEIL GAIMAN FORTUNATELY THE MILK HC $14.99 HAR
10 38 FEB131257 DOCTOR WHO LIGHT UP TARDIS & BOOK KIT $9.95 RUN

TOP 10 MAGAZINES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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1 19 JAN131442-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #3  (MR) $9.99 TIT
2 189 AUG131089 BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #7 $1.99 (MR) $1.99 AVA
3 37 APR131436-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #4  (MR) $9.99 TIT
4 38 JUN131506-M WALKING DEAD MAGAZINE #5  (MR) $9.99 TIT
5 95 APR130238 MAD PRESENTS SUPERMAN #1 $4.99 DC
6 2 NOV121429 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #2 1966 BATMAN TV SERIES $20.00 EAG
7 3 NOV121428 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #1 1989 BATMAN MOVIE $20.00 EAG
8 94 OCT120867 BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #2 (MR) $4.99 AVA
9 7 FEB131239 DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #32 QUESTION & SUPERMAN 2 PK $16.00 EAG
10 4 FEB131238 DC BATMAN AUTOMOBILIA FIG COLL MAG #8 ANIMATED SERIES $20.00 EAG

TOP 10 TRADING CARDS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB131332 WALKING DEAD COMIC BOOK SER 2 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
2 2 JUN131525 BIG BANG THEORY SEASON 5 T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
3 15 JUN131531 STAR WARS GALACTIC FILES 2 T/C BOX $89.40 TOP
4 3 OCT121403 DC COMICS BATMAN THE LEGEND T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
5 4 AUG131738 DC WOMEN OF LEGEND T/C BOX $52.93 CRY
6 7 MAR131522 GAME OF THRONES SEASON TWO T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
7 18 JAN131465 MARVEL GREATEST BATTLES T/C BOX $82.50 RIT
8 10 SEP131570 WOMEN OF MARVEL SERIES 2 T/C BOX $57.30 RIT
9 9 JUL131541 MARS ATTACKS INVASION T/C BOX $54.39 TOP
10 5 JAN131467 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS SERIES 2 T/C BOX $45.50 TOP

TOP 10 APPAREL
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 FEB094925 BTTF MARTY HAT REPLICA $24.99 DST
2 3 JUN128314 ADVENTURE TIME DLX FINN HAT $9.95 ZOO
3 4 JUN128243 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS LAPLANDER $21.99 ELO
4 2 JAN120131 GAME OF THRONES PIN HAND OF KING $12.99 DAR
5 33 JUN111732 AVENGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE ADULT SHIELD $44.00 DIS
6 361 OCT121883 DOCTOR WHO TARDIS HOODED BATHROBE $75.99 PIN
7 8 OCT091284 DEADPOOL ICON BLK T/S XL $16.99 MAD
8 10 DEC121413 WALKING DEAD WELCOME TO WOODBURY PX HEATHER T/S XL $17.99 CHA
9 521 OCT121965 STAR WARS JEDI HOODED COTTON BATHROBE $75.99 PIN
10 7 MAY130497 SAGA LYING CAT T/S BLACK MENS LG $19.99 IMA

TOP 10 TOYS
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 100 Toys)

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DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 37 AUG120308 WE CAN BE HEROES JUSTICE LEAGUE 7 PACK AF BOX SET $99.95 DC
2 35 JUN130321 DC NEW 52 SUPER HEROES VS SUPER VILLAINS AF 7 PACK $99.95 DC
3 124 FEB138479 WALKING DEAD TV SERIES 4 AF ASST $121.35 TMP
4 14 JUN130320 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY BATMAN VS BANE AF 2 PACK $59.95 DC
5 1 MAR101468 MARVEL SELECT DEADPOOL AF $24.99 DST
6 135 MAR138356 WOLVERINE LEGENDS PX 6IN AF 8PC ASST $183.92 HAS
7 102 JUN130317 DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS HARLEY QUINN STATUE $124.95 DC
8 101 OCT120311 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY HARLEY QUINN STATUE $124.95 DC
9 3 MAR088262 MARVEL SELECT RED HULK AF $24.99 DST
10 2 AUG121762 MARVEL SELECT VENOM AF $24.99 DST

TOP 10 POSTERS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 4 MAY130750 SUPERIOR CARNAGE POSTER $8.99 MAR
2 5 SEP130820 SPIDER-MAN VS VENOM BY CAMPBELL POSTER $8.99 MAR
3 8 MAY138368 AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER NEW PTG $8.99 MAR
4 65 NOV100680 IRON MAN BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC OVERSIZED POSTER $34.99 MAR
5 9 MAR130753 STORM BY MANARA POSTER $8.99 MAR
6 14 AUG132377 JOKER ARKHAM ASYLUM 24X36 POSTER $5.99 TRE
7 10 OCT130778 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700.3 BY PIERFEDERICI POSTER $8.99 MAR
8 11 APR130747 SAVAGE WOLVERINE SPIDER-MAN BY MADUREIRA POSTER $8.99 MAR
9 13 AUG130903 CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVING LEGEND BY GRANOV POSTER $8.99 MAR
10 12 MAR130752 SHANNA BY MANARA POSTER $8.99 MAR

TOP 10 COLLECTIBLES
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 APR091585 ST USS ENTERPRISE BOTTLE OPENER $19.99 BRO
2 5 SEP128333 POP WALKING DEAD MICHONNE & GID PET ZOMBIES PX 3 PK $26.99 FUN
3 6 OCT121567 SW HAN IN CARBONITE BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
4 414 JUL132256 WALKING DEAD MYSTERIO MINIS 24PC DISP $191.76 FUN
5 4 FEB131542 SW R2-D2 BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
6 2 JUL121877 SW DEATH STAR SILICONE TRAY $9.99 KOT
7 8 MAY121675 SW DEATH STAR BOTTLE OPENER $18.00 DST
8 39 JUN132248 IRON MAN 3 MARK 42 ADULT HELMET $32.00 DIS
9 434 FEB131809 POP DOMO + DC COMICS MYSTERIO MINIS 24PC DISP $167.76 FUN
10 3 JAN131903 POP HEROES BATMAN PX VINYL FIG NEW 52 VER $10.99 FUN

TOP 10 GAMES
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 100 Games)

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1 2 OCT128267 WALKING DEAD COMIC ED PX RISK $49.99 USA
2 1 OCT128266 WALKING DEAD COMIC ED PX MONOPOLY $39.99 USA
3 4 JUN132403 MARVEL HEROCLIX WOLVERINE & X-MEN BOOSTER BRICK $125.90 NEC
4 3 JUN118204 RISK LEGACY $32.99 HAS
5 6 JAN132015 DC HEROCLIX TEEN TITANS BOOSTER BRICK $66.48 NEC
6 5 NOV122067 MARVEL HEROCLIX AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BOOSTER BRICK $63.31 NEC
7 8 SEP132436 MARVEL HEROCLIX INVINCIBLE IRON MAN BOOSTER BRICK $119.90 NEC
8 30 DEC121918 MTG TCG GATECRASH BOOSTER DIS $143.64 WIZ
9 37 JUN132398 MTG TCG THEROS BOOSTER DIS $143.64 ALL
10 7 OCT120008 FCBD 2013 MARVEL HEROCLIX IRON MAN 3 20CT BRICK $17.00 NEC

TOP 10 VIDEOS
Based on Total Sales of Products Invoiced in Calendar Year 2013 (Link to top 25 Other Product Categories)

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1 1 FEB130607 AVENGERS ASSEMBLED BD SET $140.00 MAR
2 154 DEC121979 GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE DVD $5.00 VPD
3 5 MAR138161 DCU JUSTICE LEAGUE FLASHPOINT PARADOX BD + DVD $18.00 WAR
4 17 MAR138162 DCU JUSTICE LEAGUE FLASHPOINT PARADOX DVD $14.00 WAR
5 8 DEC128350 DCU SUPERMAN UNBOUND BD + DVD $18.00 WAR
6 10 OCT128229 DCU BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BD + DVD PT 2 $19.00 WAR
7 29 DEC128351 DCU SUPERMAN UNBOUND DVD $14.00 WAR
8 104 FEB138497 ROBOT CHICKEN DC COMICS SPECIAL DVD $10.00 WAR
9 110 JUN132413 MARVEL KNIGHTS WOLVERINE ORIGIN DVD $10.00 GAI
10 46 OCT128230 DCU BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS DVD PT 2 $14.00 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.

The Non-Premier Comic Book and Graphic Novels charts reflect sales outside the "Big Five" publishers — Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics. The Small Press Comic Book and Graphic Novels charts reflect sales outside the top ten publishers for the year based on retail dollar market share.