Exclusive: October's Top 100 Comics

BOOM! Studios' Big Trouble In Little China/Escape from New YorkBOOM! Studios' Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1, a crossover between two classic John Carpenter films starring Kurt Russell, was October's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten unit rankings including Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos' Champions #1 at #2; Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez, and Alvaro Lopez's Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 at #3; Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's Civil War II #6 at #7; and Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca's Darth Vader #25, the concluding issue of the series, at #8.

Led by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6 at #4, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Batman #8 at #5, Batman #9 at #6, and Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.'s All-Star Batman #3 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #159 from Image Comics ranked #10 for the month.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1 was their top book at #73, and IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #2 was their top book at #130.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #1 $3.99 AUG161297-M BOO
2 CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 AUG160733-M MAR
3 DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 $3.99 AUG160798-M MAR
4 DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #6 $5.99 JUN160290-M DC
5 BATMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160197-M DC
6 BATMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160203-M DC
7 CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99 JUL160889-M MAR
8 DARTH VADER #25 $5.99 JUN160929-M MAR
9 ALL STAR BATMAN #3 [*] $4.99 AUG160186-M DC
10 WALKING DEAD #159 $2.99 AUG160675-M IMA
11 CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 $4.99 AUG160753-M MAR
12 JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $2.99 AUG160241-M DC
13 JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 $2.99 AUG160243-M DC
14 DETECTIVE COMICS #942 $2.99 AUG160201-M DC
15 DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #1 $3.99 AUG160934-M MAR
16 STAR WARS #24 $3.99 AUG160973-M MAR
17 FLASH #8 $2.99 AUG160219-M DC
18 DEATH OF X #1 $4.99 AUG160922-M MAR
19 REBORN #1 $3.99 AUG160565-M IMA
20 DETECTIVE COMICS #943 $2.99 AUG160205-M DC
21 FLASH #9 $2.99 AUG160221-M DC
22 JESSICA JONES #1 $3.99 AUG160842-M MAR
23 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 $3.99 AUG160767-M MAR
24 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 $4.99 AUG160751-M MAR
25 DOCTOR STRANGE #12 $3.99 AUG160822-M MAR
26 SUPERMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160257-M DC
27 SUICIDE SQUAD #4 [*] $2.99 AUG160249-M DC
28 NIGHTWING #6 $2.99 AUG160199-M DC
29 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 AUG160758-M MAR
30 SUPERMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160259-M DC
31 WONDER WOMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160265-M DC
32 TRINITY #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160263-M DC
33 TEEN TITANS #1 [*] $2.99 AUG160180-M DC
34 WONDER WOMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160267-M DC
35 SUICIDE SQUAD #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160251-M DC
36 STAR WARS HAN SOLO #4 $3.99 JUL161049-M MAR
37 HARLEY QUINN #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160235-M DC
38 BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 AUG160775-M MAR
39 BATMAN BEYOND #1 [*] $2.99 AUG160177-M DC
40 DEATH OF X #2 $3.99 AUG160928-M MAR
41 HARLEY QUINN #6 [*] $2.99 AUG160237-M DC
42 NIGHTWING #7 $2.99 AUG160207-M DC
43 TITANS #4 $2.99 AUG160261-M DC
44 ACTION COMICS #965 $2.99 AUG160182-M DC
45 ACTION COMICS #966 $2.99 AUG160184-M DC
46 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #10 $3.99 AUG160900 MAR
47 GREEN LANTERNS #8 $2.99 AUG160227-M DC
48 DEADPOOL #21 $9.99 AUG160837-M MAR
49 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 $2.99 AUG160231-M DC
50 GREEN LANTERNS #9 $2.99 AUG160229-M DC
51 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6 $3.99 JUL160912-M MAR
52 GREEN ARROW #8 $2.99 AUG160223-M DC
53 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7 $2.99 AUG160233-M DC
54 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #7 $4.99 AUG160971-M MAR
55 SAGA #39 (MR) $2.99 AUG160659 IMA
56 GREEN ARROW #9 $2.99 AUG160225-M DC
57 DEADPOOL #20 $3.99 AUG160942-M MAR
58 SUPERGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160253-M DC
59 OLD MAN LOGAN #12 $3.99 AUG160939 MAR
60 AQUAMAN #8 $2.99 AUG160189-M DC
61 MOSAIC #1 $4.99 AUG160811-M MAR
62 CAGE #1 $3.99 AUG160854-M MAR
63 DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #2 $3.99 AUG160936-M MAR
64 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 $3.99 AUG160886 MAR
65 AQUAMAN #9 $2.99 AUG160191-M DC
66 DEATHSTROKE #4 [*] $2.99 AUG160215-M DC
67 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3 $2.99 AUG160247-M DC
68 DOCTOR STRANGE #13 $3.99 AUG160827 MAR
69 BATGIRL #4 $2.99 AUG160193-M DC
70 MIGHTY THOR #12 $3.99 AUG160894 MAR
71 GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99 AUG160782-M MAR
72 BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #3 $2.99 AUG160195-M DC
73 SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 $3.99 AUG160010-M DAR
74 STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #5 $3.99 AUG160976-M MAR
75 DEATHSTROKE #5 [*] $2.99 AUG160217-M DC
76 UNCANNY X-MEN #14 $3.99 AUG160946 MAR
77 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #13 $3.99 AUG160947-M MAR
78 UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 $3.99 AUG160858-M MAR
79 DOOM PATROL #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160175-M DC
80 CYBORG #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160211-M DC
81 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99 AUG160891 MAR
82 PROWLER #1 $3.99 AUG160760-M MAR
83 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #15 $3.99 AUG160945 MAR
84 SUPERWOMAN #3 [*] $2.99 AUG160255-M DC
85 DEADPOOL TOO SOON #1 $4.99 AUG160940-M MAR
86 KISS #1 $3.99 AUG161481-M DE
87 WONDER WOMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 $7.99 AUG160278-M DC
88 PUNISHER #6 $3.99 AUG160914-M MAR
89 CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160169-M DC
90 MOONSHINE #1 (MR) $2.99 AUG160557-M IMA
91 GWENPOOL #7 $3.99 AUG160832-M MAR
92 DAREDEVIL #12 $3.99 AUG160919 MAR
93 MOON KNIGHT #7 $3.99 AUG160910 MAR
94 HELLBLAZER #3 $2.99 AUG160239-M DC
95 BLUE BEETLE #2 [*] $2.99 AUG160209-M DC
96 HE MAN THUNDERCATS #1 $3.99 AUG160290-M DC
97 ALL NEW X-MEN #14 $3.99 AUG160944 MAR
98 CYBORG #3 [*] $2.99 AUG160213-M DC
99 PAPER GIRLS #10 $2.99 AUG160651 IMA
100 SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 AUG160174-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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