Top 100 Comics: September 2017

Marvel Comics' Marvel Legacy #1 While an ancient secret is uncovered in South Africa, the Avengers battle Frost Giants in a secret government facility and an adamantium statue in Canada breaks open in Marvel Comics' Marvel Legacy #1, the launch of the publisher's new direction by Jason Aaron, Esad Ribic, and an all-star line-up of artists, and the best-selling comic book of September.

Marvel Comics had two titles in the top ten; in addition to Marvel Legacy #1, Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello's Venomverse #1 ranked #3.

DC Entertainment had seven titles in September's top ten, led by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #2. Also in the top ten from DC, Tom King and Clay Mann's Batman #30 ranked #4; King and Mikel Janin's Batman #31 ranked #5; the Harley Quinn 25th-Anniversary Special from an all-star roster of writers and artists ranked #6; Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico's Batman: The Red Death #1, a Metal tie-in, ranked #8; Frank Tieri and Ricardo Federici's Batman: The Murder Machine #1, another Metal tie-in, ranked #9; and the lenticular edition of Dan Jurgens and Viktor Bogdanovic's Action Comics #987, the first chapter in "The Oz Effect," ranked #10.

Also in the top ten, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #171 from Image Comics ranked #7.

Among the premier publishers, Star Wars Adventures #1 was IDW Publishing's top book at #33, while Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #7 was Dark Horse Comics' top-ranked book at #115.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2017

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 297.99 JUL170990-M MARVEL LEGACY #1 $5.99 MAR
2 2 149.36 JUL170300-M DARK NIGHTS METAL #2 $3.99 DC
3 3 105.31 JUL171050-M VENOMVERSE #1 $4.99 MAR
4 7 100.00 JUL170338-M BATMAN #30 $2.99 DC
5 9 98.51 JUL170340-M BATMAN #31 $2.99 DC
6 4 97.13 JUL170413-M HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DC
7 15 84.17 JUL170918-M WALKING DEAD #171 (MR) $2.99 IMA
8 5 81.84 JUL170308 BATMAN THE RED DEATH #1 $3.99 DC
9 6 78.14 JUL170309 BATMAN THE MURDER MACHINE #1 $3.99 DC
10 11 71.49 JUL170323 ACTION COMICS #987 LENTICULAR ED $3.99 DC
11 10 71.28 JUL171161-M JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #1 $3.99 MAR
12 13 66.28 JUL170326 ACTION COMICS #988 LENTICULAR ED $3.99 DC
13 14 64.85 JUL171176-M STAR WARS #36 $3.99 MAR
14 8 60.14 JUL171023-M SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1 $4.99 MAR
15 18 59.43 JUL171181-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #5 $3.99 MAR
16 12 58.98 JUL171013-M GENERATIONS MORALES & PARKER SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 MAR
17 20 58.84 JUL171075-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #32 $3.99 MAR
18 23 57.49 JUL171137-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR
19 22 57.31 JUL170317-M TEEN TITANS #12 $3.99 DC
20 24 57.23 JUL171056-M VENOMVERSE #2 $3.99 MAR
21 33 57.05 JUL170354-M DETECTIVE COMICS #965 $2.99 DC
22 25 55.07 JUL171060-M VENOMVERSE #3 $3.99 MAR
23 26 53.90 JUL171064-M VENOMVERSE #4 $3.99 MAR
24 41 53.51 JUL170352-M DETECTIVE COMICS #964 $2.99 DC
25 43 52.86 JUL170356-M FLASH #30 $2.99 DC
26 27 52.58 JUL171143-M X-MEN GOLD #11 $3.99 MAR
27 45 52.37 JUL170358-M FLASH #31 $2.99 DC
28 19 51.09 JUL171006-M GENERATIONS IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1 $4.99 MAR
29 47 51.06 JUL170319-M NIGHTWING #29 $2.99 DC
30 48 50.49 JUL170321-M SUICIDE SQUAD #26 $2.99 DC
31 21 50.37 JUL171000-M GENERATIONS CAPTAIN AMERICAS #1 $4.99 MAR
32 50 49.26 JUL170378-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #28 $2.99 DC
33 17 49.14 JUL170510-M STAR WARS ADVENTURES #1 [*] $3.99 IDW
34 16 48.89 JUL171174-M STAR WARS ANNUAL #3 $4.99 MAR
35 52 48.38 JUL170380-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 $2.99 DC
36 55 47.62 JUL170392-M SUPERMAN #30 $2.99 DC
37 56 46.83 JUL170394-M SUPERMAN #31 $2.99 DC
38 30 45.87 JUL171170-M JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #2 $3.99 MAR
39 31 44.99 JUL171150-M OLD MAN LOGAN #28 $3.99 MAR
40 32 43.61 JUL171036-M MIGHTY THOR #23 $3.99 MAR
41 35 42.44 JUL171159-M WEAPON X #8 $3.99 MAR
42 34 42.35 JUL171016-M RUNAWAYS #1 $3.99 MAR
43 28 41.67 JUL171010-M GENERATIONS MS MARVEL & MS MARVEL #1 $4.99 MAR
44 38 41.64 JUL171073-M PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
45 37 41.62 JUL171146 X-MEN GOLD #12 $3.99 MAR
46 71 41.61 JUL170406-M WONDER WOMAN #31 $2.99 DC
47 39 41.59 JUL171134-M X-MEN BLUE #11 $3.99 MAR
48 36 41.54 JUL170429-M MISTER MIRACLE #2 (MR) $3.99 DC
49 72 40.92 JUL170404-M WONDER WOMAN #30 $2.99 DC
50 74 40.55 JUL170874 SAGA #47 (MR) $2.99 IMA
51 29 39.52 JUL171003-M GENERATIONS CAPT MARVEL & CAPT MAR-VELL #1 $4.99 MAR
52 46 38.81 JUL171185-M STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #2 $3.99 MAR
53 80 37.06 JUL170372-M HARLEY QUINN #27 $2.99 DC
54 42 36.82 JUL171083-M SPIDER-GWEN #24 $3.99 MAR
55 53 36.58 JUL171136 X-MEN BLUE #12 $3.99 MAR
56 84 36.16 JUL170374-M HARLEY QUINN #28 $2.99 DC
57 54 35.83 JUL170400-M TITANS #15 $3.99 DC
58 57 35.44 JUL171179-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #12 $3.99 MAR
59 59 35.16 JUL171071-M SPIDER-MEN II #3 $3.99 MAR
60 58 34.97 JUL171085-M SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #21 $3.99 MAR
61 60 34.20 JUL171157-M DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #5 $3.99 MAR
62 61 33.99 JUL171043-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 $3.99 MAR
63 49 33.95 JUL171082-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #11 $3.99 MAR
64 64 33.94 JUL171034-M AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MAR
65 62 33.72 JUL170390-M SUPERGIRL #13 $3.99 DC
66 65 33.72 JUL171080-M SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
67 63 33.53 JUL170315-M SUICIDE SQUAD #25 $3.99 DC
68 66 33.11 JUL171152-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #24 $3.99 MAR
69 91 32.85 JUL170313-M NIGHTWING #28 $2.99 DC
70 67 32.59 JUL170396-M SUPER SONS #8 $3.99 DC
71 40 32.59 JUL171068-M VENOMVERSE WAR STORIES #1 $4.99 MAR
72 68 32.41 JUL170416-M WONDER WOMAN CONAN #1 $3.99 DC
73 44 32.11 JUL170515-M STAR WARS ADVENTURES #2 [*] $3.99 IDW
74 69 31.98 JUL171147-M CABLE #5 $3.99 MAR
75 70 31.86 JUL171183-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #19 $3.99 MAR
76 94 31.30 JUL170382-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #14 $2.99 DC
77 96 30.89 JUL170370-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29 $2.99 DC
78 95 30.87 JUL170384-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #15 $2.99 DC
79 97 30.84 JUL170369-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28 $2.99 DC
80 73 30.73 JUL171032-M DEADPOOL #36 $3.99 MAR
81 75 30.00 JUL171098-M DAREDEVIL #26 $3.99 MAR
82 51 29.50 JUL171108-M DOCTOR STRANGE #25 $4.99 MAR
83 103 29.44 JUL170364-M GREEN LANTERNS #30 $2.99 DC
84 76 29.08 JUL170402-M TRINITY #13 $3.99 DC
85 106 28.97 JUL170366-M GREEN LANTERNS #31 $2.99 DC
86 77 28.83 JUL171039-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #27 $3.99 MAR
87 86 28.71 JUL172245-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 $3.99 VAL
88 78 28.49 JUL171125-M ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #9 $3.99 MAR
89 81 28.47 JUL171100-M DEFENDERS #5 $3.99 MAR
90 79 28.06 JUL170329-M AQUAMAN #28 $3.99 DC
91 82 27.90 JUL171131-M THANOS #11 $3.99 MAR
92 83 27.29 JUL170419-M BATMAN THE SHADOW #6 $3.99 DC
93 85 27.26 JUL171114-M BLACK PANTHER #18 $3.99 MAR
94 114 26.41 JUL170360-M GREEN ARROW #30 $2.99 DC
95 87 26.29 JUL171041-M INFAMOUS IRON MAN #12 $3.99 MAR
96 116 25.72 JUL170362-M GREEN ARROW #31 $2.99 DC
97 88 25.57 JUL171030-M CHAMPIONS #12 $3.99 MAR
98 89 25.35 JUL171070 VENOM #154 $3.99 MAR
99 118 25.30 JUL170324-M ACTION COMICS #987 $2.99 DC
100 90 25.01 JUL170431 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #2 $3.99 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.

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