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Top 100 Comics: December 2015

The penultimate issue of Marvel Comics' groundbreaking crossover, Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic's Secret Wars #8, was December's best-selling comic book.

In total, Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten, including Star Wars #13 at #3, Guardians of Infinity #1 at #6, Darth Vader #14 at #7, Star Wars Annual #1 at #9, and Darth Vader Annual #1 at #10.

DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten, led by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2 at #2. Also among the top ten were Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 at #4, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #47 at #5, and Harley's Little Black Book #1 at #8.

Among the other premier publishers, Image Comics' top book in December was The Walking Dead #149 at #26, Dark Horse Comics' Fight Club 2 #8 was their top book at #81, and Back to the Future #3 from IDW Publishing was their top book at #106.

December's top non-premier comic book was Oni Press' Invader Zim #5 at #86.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in Dec
ember 2015

QTY
RANK
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 AUG150653-M SECRET WARS #8 $3.99 MAR
2 OCT150141-M DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #2 $5.99 DC
3 SEP150832-M STAR WARS #13 $3.99 MAR
4 OCT150148-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 $3.99 DC
5 OCT150202-M BATMAN #47 $3.99 DC
6 OCT150747-M GUARDIANS OF INFINITY #1 $4.99 MAR
7 OCT150943-M DARTH VADER #14 $3.99 MAR
8 OCT150151-M HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1 $4.99 DC
9 OCT150941 STAR WARS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
10 OCT150939-M DARTH VADER ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
11 OCT150164-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #47 $3.99 DC
12 OCT150751-M DAREDEVIL #1 $3.99 MAR
13 OCT150858 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
14 SEP150666-M ALL NEW X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
15 SEP150699-M DEADPOOL #1 $4.99 MAR
16 OCT150807-M GWENPOOL SPECIAL #1 $5.99 MAR
17 OCT150859 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MAR
18 SEP150197-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #46 $3.99 DC
19 OCT150741-M TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1 $4.99 MAR
20 OCT150820-M DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 MAR
21 OCT150893-M MIGHTY THOR #2 $3.99 MAR
22 OCT150219-M HARLEY QUINN #23 $3.99 DC
23 SEP150660-M ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR
24 SEP150734-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.1 $3.99 MAR
25 OCT150779-M SPIDEY #1 $3.99 MAR
26 OCT150521 WALKING DEAD #149 (MR) $2.99 IMA
27 OCT150823-M DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MAR
28 OCT150761-M ALL NEW INHUMANS #1 $4.99 MAR
29 OCT150797-M SCARLET WITCH #1 $3.99 MAR
30 OCT150734-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
31 OCT150825-M DEADPOOL AND CABLE SPLIT SECOND #1 $4.99 MAR
32 OCT150914-M DOCTOR STRANGE #3 $3.99 MAR
33 SEP150670-M ALL NEW X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
34 SEP150809-M EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
35 SEP150199-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 $3.99 DC
36 OCT150866-M SPIDER-GWEN #3 $3.99 MAR
37 OCT150829-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3 $3.99 MAR
38 OCT150881-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
39 OCT150949 CHEWBACCA #5 $3.99 MAR
40 OCT150204-M BATMAN EUROPA #2 $4.99 DC
41 OCT150559 SAGA #32 (MR) $2.99 IMA
42 OCT150816-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #3 $3.99 MAR
43 OCT150758-M DAREDEVIL #2 $3.99 MAR
44 OCT150207-M BATMAN EUROPA #3 $4.99 DC
45 OCT150814 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR
46 OCT150783-M SQUADRON SUPREME #1 $3.99 MAR
47 OCT150199-M SUPERMAN #47 $3.99 DC
48 OCT150847-M MS MARVEL #2 $3.99 MAR
49 OCT150801-M PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #1 $3.99 MAR
50 OCT150158 DETECTIVE COMICS #47 $3.99 DC
51 OCT150222-M GREEN LANTERN #47 $3.99 DC
52 OCT150155-M ROBIN WAR #1 $4.99 DC
53 OCT150500 PAPER GIRLS #3 $2.99 IMA
54 OCT150852-M UNCANNY INHUMANS #3 $3.99 MAR
55 OCT150828 DEADPOOL #3.1 TRES PUNTO UNO $3.99 MAR
56 OCT150176-M FLASH #47 $3.99 DC
57 OCT150211 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #9 $2.99 DC
58 OCT150212 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #10 $2.99 DC
59 OCT150948 KANAN #9 $3.99 MAR
60 OCT150213 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #11 $2.99 DC
61 OCT150214 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #12 $2.99 DC
62 OCT150190-M WONDER WOMAN #47 $3.99 DC
63 OCT150215 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #13 $2.99 DC
64 OCT150774-M RED WOLF #1 $3.99 MAR
65 OCT150862-M SILK #2 $3.99 MAR
66 OCT150884-M ULTIMATES #2 $3.99 MAR
67 OCT150876-M NEW AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
68 OCT150890-M VISION #2 $3.99 MAR
69 JUL150727 ULTIMATE END #5 SWA $4.99 MAR
70 OCT150157 GRAYSON #15 $3.99 DC
71 OCT150887-M ALL NEW HAWKEYE #2 $3.99 MAR
72 OCT150522 WE STAND ON GUARD #6 (MR) $2.99 IMA
73 OCT150868-M CARNAGE #3 $3.99 MAR
74 OCT150160 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #7 $3.99 DC
75 OCT150767-M ALL NEW INHUMANS #2 $3.99 MAR
76 OCT150840-M HOWARD THE DUCK #2 $4.99 MAR
77 OCT150856-M SPIDER-MAN 2099 #4 $3.99 MAR
78 AUG150172 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR LEX LUTHOR #1 $3.99 DC
79 OCT150835-M VENOM SPACE KNIGHT #2 $3.99 MAR
80 OCT150873-M WEB WARRIORS #2 $3.99 MAR
81 OCT150035-M FIGHT CLUB 2 #8 $3.99 DAR
82 SEP150272 HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #6 $3.99 DC
83 OCT150192-M SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #2 $3.99 DC
84 OCT150178-M GREEN ARROW #47 $2.99 DC
85 OCT150793-M WEIRDWORLD #1 $3.99 MAR
86 SEP151523-M INVADER ZIM #5 $3.99 ONI
87 OCT150195 BATMAN SUPERMAN #27 $3.99 DC
88 OCT150903 CAPTAIN AMERICA WHITE #5 $3.99 MAR
89 OCT150904 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #4 $3.99 MAR
90 OCT150921-M CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #3 $3.99 MAR
91 OCT150194 ACTION COMICS #47 $3.99 DC
92 OCT150198 SUPERMAN ANNUAL #3 $4.99 DC
93 OCT150159 WE ARE ROBIN #7 $3.99 DC
94 OCT150789-M STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK #1 $3.99 MAR
95 OCT150908-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
96 OCT150535-M I HATE FAIRYLAND #3 (MR) $3.50 IMA
97 OCT150871-M SPIDER-WOMAN #2 $3.99 MAR
98 OCT150787-M SQUADRON SUPREME #2 $3.99 MAR
99 SEP150253 BATGIRL #46 $2.99 DC
100 OCT150163 TEEN TITANS #15 $2.99 DC

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Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. 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.

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 month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) 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.