Top 100 Comics: October 2017

DC Entertainment's Dark Nights Metal #3With Batman missing, the Justice League battles his evil doppelgangers from the Dark Multiverse in DC Entertainment's Dark Nights: Metal by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the best-selling comic book of October.

DC Entertainment had seven titles in the top ten. In addition to Dark Nights: Metal #3, Batman #32, the finale of "The War of Jokes and Riddles," ranked #4 and Batman #33 ranked #5. Titles #7 though #9 respectively were Metal tie-in one-shots spotlighting evil versions of Batman from the Dark Multiverse: Batman: The Drowned #1, Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1, and Batman: The Merciless #1. Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight #1, a tale of a seemingly reformed version of The Joker with Batman as Gotham City's criminal, came in at #10.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten, all Marvel Legacy titles: Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman's The Mighty Thor #700 at #2, Amazing Spider-Man #789 at #3, and The Despicable Deadpool #287 at #6.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #172 ranked #22 for the month, IDW Publishing's Star Wars Adventures #3 ranked #104, and Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #8 ranked #122.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 145.67 JUL170304-M DARK NIGHTS METAL #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 1 106.17 AUG170848-M MIGHTY THOR #700 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
3 3 101.29 AUG170779-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 11 100.00 AUG170197-M BATMAN #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 15 89.81 AUG170199-M BATMAN #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 4 86.26 AUG170830-M DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 5 82.48 JUL170311-M BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 6 82.08 JUL170310-M BATMAN THE DAWNBREAKER #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 8 80.70 JUL170312-M BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 7 79.66 AUG170269-M BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 9 75.24 AUG170857-M X-MEN GOLD #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 12 70.17 AUG170887-M VENOM #155 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 13 66.95 AUG170877-M SPIDER-GWEN #25 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 14 65.27 AUG170826-M CABLE #150 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
15 16 65.25 AUG170863-M X-MEN BLUE #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 17 64.44 AUG170838-M AVENGERS #672 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 18 64.35 AUG170792-M INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 30 63.96 AUG170180-M FLASH #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 20 61.26 AUG170804-M INCREDIBLE HULK #709 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 10 60.22 AUG170986-M STAR WARS #37 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
21 21 59.33 AUG170182 ACTION COMICS #989 LENTICULAR ED  $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 35 58.96 AUG170744 WALKING DEAD #172 (MR) $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
23 22 57.17 AUG170910-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
24 24 54.39 AUG170185 ACTION COMICS #990 LENTICULAR ED $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 23 53.61 AUG170798-M SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 42 52.14 AUG170211-M DETECTIVE COMICS #966 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 25 52.05 AUG170926-M DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
28 27 51.95 AUG170997 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 19 51.05 JUL170331-M ALL STAR BATMAN #14 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 43 50.99 AUG170213-M DETECTIVE COMICS #967 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
31 26 50.77 AUG170808-M BLACK PANTHER #166 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 28 49.82 AUG170785-M FALCON #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 31 48.50 AUG170784 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #790 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 29 48.29 AUG170278-M HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 52 47.52 AUG170178-M FLASH #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 32 45.56 AUG170870-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 33 45.53 AUG170899-M DEFENDERS #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 37 45.21 AUG170947-M VENOMVERSE #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 56 44.88 AUG170174-M GREEN ARROW #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 57 44.50 AUG170229-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 34 43.65 AUG170818-M IRON FIST #73 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 58 43.64 AUG170231-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #31 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 36 43.56 AUG170843-M CHAMPIONS #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 61 42.75 AUG170251-M SUPERMAN #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 63 41.80 AUG170253-M SUPERMAN #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 38 39.83 AUG170894-M JESSICA JONES #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 44 38.44 AUG170868 X-MEN GOLD #14 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
48 40 38.05 AUG170814-M CAPTAIN MARVEL #125 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 48 37.29 AUG170989-M JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 49 37.26 AUG170982-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 47 37.16 AUG170293-M MISTER MIRACLE #3 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
52 45 36.66 AUG170821-M LUKE CAGE #166 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 77 36.64 AUG170267-M WONDER WOMAN #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 78 36.56 AUG170725 SAGA #48 (MR) $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
55 51 36.45 AUG170980 OLD MAN LOGAN #29 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 79 36.43 AUG170265-M WONDER WOMAN #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 46 36.03 AUG170906-M GWENPOOL #21 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 39 35.75 AUG171470-M SHADOW BATMAN #1 $3.99 D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
59 80 35.25 AUG170225-M HARLEY QUINN #30 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 50 35.10 AUG170919-M JEAN GREY #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 53 34.80 AUG170869 X-MEN BLUE #14 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 55 34.37 AUG170993-M JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 87 33.15 AUG170223-M HARLEY QUINN #29 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 54 32.86 AUG170882-M ROYALS #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
65 62 31.73 AUG170261-M TITANS #16 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 64 31.58 AUG171003-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
67 60 31.39 AUG170916-M ICEMAN #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 65 31.09 AUG170836-M DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #288 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 66 30.92 AUG170943 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 67 30.89 AUG170984 WEAPON X #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
71 68 30.71 AUG171000-M STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
72 69 30.46 AUG170985 WEAPON X #10 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
73 70 30.14 AUG170930-M PUNISHER PLATOON #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 71 29.43 AUG170259-M TEEN TITANS #13 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
75 94 29.35 AUG170240-M NIGHTWING #30 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 97 29.15 AUG170241-M NIGHTWING #31 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
77 95 29.15 AUG170245-M SUICIDE SQUAD #27 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 72 29.12 AUG170249-M SUPERGIRL #14 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 73 29.08 AUG170255-M SUPER SONS #9 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 96 29.04 AUG170247-M SUICIDE SQUAD #28 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 101 28.70 AUG170219-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #30 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 75 28.50 AUG170998-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #20 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 103 28.07 AUG170221-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 104 27.91 AUG170233-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 74 27.56 AUG170874-M US AVENGERS #11 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
86 105 27.38 AUG170235-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 110 26.41 AUG170215-M GREEN LANTERNS #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 83 26.16 AUG170915 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #26 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
89 82 26.10 AUG170951 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #22 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
90 112 25.92 AUG170217-M GREEN LANTERNS #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 84 25.67 AUG170263-M TRINITY #14 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 86 25.30 AUG170191-M AQUAMAN #29 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 89 24.85 AUG170944 SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 90 24.37 AUG170959-M DAREDEVIL #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 85 24.35 AUG170922-M AMERICA #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 91 24.04 AUG170893 VENOM #156 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 119 23.83 AUG170176-M GREEN ARROW #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 120 23.69 AUG170275-M GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 88 23.66 AUG170903-M MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
100 92 23.49 AUG170934-M PUNISHER PLATOON #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS

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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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