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Top 100 Comics: April 2016

Article ImageT'Challa faces revolution in Wakanda in Marvel Comics' Black Panther #1 from National Book Award-winning Ta-Nahesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze, the best-selling comic book of April.

In total, Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, including Charles Soule and Phil Noto's Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 at #2, James Robinson and Tony Harris' Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1 at #4, Christopher Hasting and Gurihiru's Gwenpool #1 at #6, Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu's Star Wars #18 at #7, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca's Darth Vader #19 at #8, and Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Amazing Spider-Man #10 at #10.

DC Entertainment rounded out the top ten with three titles — Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 at #3; Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #51 at #5; and Rob Williams and Jim Lee's Harley Quinn & the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #153 was Image Comics' top book at #13. Cullen Bunn and David Baldeon's Micronauts #1 was IDW Publishing's top book in April at #75. Finally, Dark Horse Comics' Aliens: Defiance #1 was their top book at #132.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in April 2016

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BLACK PANTHER #1 $4.99 FEB160740-M MAR
2 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #1 $4.99 FEB160747-M MAR
3 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 $5.99 JAN160219-M DC
4 STAR WARS SPECIAL C-3PO #1 $4.99 OCT150933 MAR
5 BATMAN #51 $3.99 FEB160185-M DC
6 GWENPOOL #1 $4.99 FEB160762-M MAR
7 STAR WARS #18 $3.99 FEB160935-M MAR
8 DARTH VADER #19 $3.99 FEB160938 MAR
9 HARLEY QUINN & SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOLS SPEC #1 $4.99 FEB160121-M DC
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 $3.99 FEB160792-M MAR
11 JUSTICE LEAGUE #49 $3.99 JAN160248-M DC
12 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 $3.99 FEB160794 MAR
13 WALKING DEAD #153 (MR) $2.99 FEB160612 IMA
14 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #5 $3.99 FEB160211-M DC
15 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 FEB160791 MAR
16 DEADPOOL #10 $3.99 FEB160914-M MAR
17 MOON KNIGHT #1 $4.99 FEB160770-M MAR
18 SPIDER-GWEN #7 SWO $3.99 FEB160778-M MAR
19 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR SPECIAL #1 $3.99 DEC150216 DC
20 SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 FEB160797-M MAR
21 OLD MAN LOGAN #4 $3.99 FEB160903-M MAR
22 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #2 $3.99 FEB161246-M BOO
23 OLD MAN LOGAN #5 $3.99 FEB160905-M MAR
24 DEADPOOL #9 $3.99 FEB160912-M MAR
25 UNCANNY X-MEN #6 AW $4.99 FEB160897-M MAR
26 EMPRESS #1 $3.99 FEB160939-M MAR
27 HARLEY QUINN #27 $3.99 FEB160197-M DC
28 HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1 $3.99 FEB160119-M DC
29 MIGHTY THOR #6 $3.99 FEB160830-M MAR
30 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8 $3.99 FEB160811-M MAR
31 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #9 AW $3.99 FEB160901-M MAR
32 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #4 $3.99 FEB160934 MAR
33 SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 $4.99 FEB160774 MAR
34 DOCTOR STRANGE #7 $3.99 FEB160869-M MAR
35 AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1 $4.99 FEB160815 MAR
36 SAGA #36 (MR) $2.99 FEB160602 IMA
37 DAREDEVIL #6 $3.99 FEB160893-M MAR
38 DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #3 $3.99 FEB160917-M MAR
39 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #8 $3.99 FEB160732 MAR
40 UNCANNY AVENGERS #8 $3.99 FEB160809-M MAR
41 DETECTIVE COMICS #51 $3.99 FEB160187-M DC
42 SILK #7 SWO $3.99 FEB160783-M MAR
43 HARLEYS LITTLE BLACK BOOK #3 $4.99 FEB160195-M DC
44 INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #2 $3.99 FEB160733-M MAR
45 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #7 $3.99 FEB160856-M MAR
46 ALL NEW X-MEN #8 $3.99 FEB160911 MAR
47 SPIDER-WOMAN #6 SWO $3.99 FEB160787-M MAR
48 DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1 $5.99 FEB160871 MAR
49 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #7 $3.99 FEB160910 MAR
50 SUPERMAN #51 $3.99 FEB160172-M DC
51 FLASH #50 $4.99 JAN160240-M DC
52 BATGIRL #50 $4.99 JAN160235-M DC
53 BATMAN SUPERMAN #31 $3.99 FEB160174-M DC
54 BLACK WIDOW #2 $3.99 FEB160842-M MAR
55 X-MEN 92 #2 $3.99 FEB160908-M MAR
56 MOCKINGBIRD #2 $3.99 FEB160886-M MAR
57 GREEN LANTERN #51 $3.99 FEB160205-M DC
58 CAPTAIN AMERICA ROAD TO WAR #1 $4.99 FEB160729 MAR
59 ACTION COMICS #51 $3.99 FEB160176-M DC
60 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #5 $3.99 FEB160837-M MAR
61 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #8 $3.99 FEB160805-M MAR
62 NEW AVENGERS #9 $3.99 FEB160807 MAR
63 NEW AVENGERS #10 $3.99 FEB160808 MAR
64 MS MARVEL #6 $3.99 FEB160863-M MAR
65 WONDER WOMAN #51 $3.99 FEB160170-M DC
66 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #28 $3.99 FEB160178-M DC
67 A-FORCE #4 $3.99 FEB160824 MAR
68 GRAYSON #19 $3.99 FEB160191-M DC
69 UNCANNY INHUMANS #7 $3.99 FEB160866 MAR
70 KARNAK #3 $3.99 OCT150844-M MAR
71 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #3 $3.99 FEB160891-M MAR
72 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #11 $3.99 FEB160201-M DC
73 INFINITY ENTITY #4 $3.99 JAN160732-M MAR
74 ULTIMATES #6 $3.99 FEB160832-M MAR
75 MICRONAUTS #1 $4.99 FEB160291-M IDW
76 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #6 $3.99 FEB160183-M DC
77 CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $3.99 FEB160834-M MAR
78 DEATHSTROKE #17 $2.99 FEB160145-M DC
79 SPIDEY #4 $3.99 JAN160852 MAR
80 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #3 $3.99 FEB160182 DC
81 CARNAGE #7 $3.99 FEB160803 MAR
82 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #4 $3.99 FEB160852-M MAR
83 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #7 $3.99 FEB160825-M MAR
84 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #9 $3.99 FEB160796 MAR
85 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #19 $2.99 FEB160162 DC
86 BATGIRL #51 $2.99 FEB160189 DC
87 SILVER SURFER #3 $3.99 JAN160820-M MAR
88 SPIDEY #5 $3.99 FEB160804 MAR
89 SQUADRON SUPREME #6 $3.99 FEB160818-M MAR
90 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #4 $2.99 FEB160194 DC
91 HAUNTED MANSION #2 $3.99 FEB160923-M MAR
92 TOKYO GHOST #6 (MR) $3.99 FEB160549-M IMA
93 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #2 $4.99 FEB160802 MAR
94 TEEN TITANS #19 $2.99 FEB160164-M DC
95 AQUAMAN #51 $3.99 FEB160138-M DC
96 MONSTRESS #5 (MR) $3.99 FEB160591 IMA
97 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #18 (MR) $2.99 FEB160594 IMA
98 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #6 $3.99 FEB160829 MAR
99 GREEN ARROW #51 $2.99 FEB160151-M DC
100 SUPERMAN LOIS AND CLARK #7 $3.99 FEB160180-M 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.

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