Exclusive: October's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

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 #3 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
DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK NIGHTS METAL #3 $3.99 JUL170304-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 MIGHTY THOR #700 $5.99 AUG170848-M MARVEL COMICS
3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789 $3.99 AUG170779-M MARVEL COMICS
4 BATMAN #32 $2.99 AUG170197-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 BATMAN #33 $2.99 AUG170199-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287 $3.99 AUG170830-M MARVEL COMICS
7 BATMAN THE DROWNED #1 $3.99 JUL170311-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 BATMAN THE DAWNBREAKER #1 $3.99 JUL170310-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 BATMAN THE MERCILESS #1 $3.99 JUL170312-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #1 $3.99 AUG170269-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
11 X-MEN GOLD #13 $3.99 AUG170857-M MARVEL COMICS
12 VENOM #155 $3.99 AUG170887-M MARVEL COMICS
13 SPIDER-GWEN #25 $3.99 AUG170877-M MARVEL COMICS
14 CABLE #150 $3.99 AUG170826-M MARVEL COMICS
15 X-MEN BLUE #13 $3.99 AUG170863-M MARVEL COMICS
16 AVENGERS #672 $3.99 AUG170838-M MARVEL COMICS
17 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 $3.99 AUG170792-M MARVEL COMICS
18 FLASH #33 $2.99 AUG170180-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 INCREDIBLE HULK #709 $3.99 AUG170804-M MARVEL COMICS
20 STAR WARS #37 $4.99 AUG170986-M MARVEL COMICS
21 ACTION COMICS #989 LENTICULAR ED  $3.99 AUG170182 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 WALKING DEAD #172 (MR) $2.99 AUG170744 IMAGE COMICS
23 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25 $3.99 AUG170910-M MARVEL COMICS
24 ACTION COMICS #990 LENTICULAR ED $3.99 AUG170185 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 $3.99 AUG170798-M MARVEL COMICS
26 DETECTIVE COMICS #966 $2.99 AUG170211-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #1 $3.99 AUG170926-M MARVEL COMICS
28 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #6 $3.99 AUG170997 MARVEL COMICS
29 ALL STAR BATMAN #14 $4.99 JUL170331-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 DETECTIVE COMICS #967 $2.99 AUG170213-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
31 BLACK PANTHER #166 $3.99 AUG170808-M MARVEL COMICS
32 FALCON #1 $3.99 AUG170785-M MARVEL COMICS
33 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #790 $3.99 AUG170784 MARVEL COMICS
34 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #1 $3.99 AUG170278-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 FLASH #32 $2.99 AUG170178-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 UNCANNY AVENGERS #28 $3.99 AUG170870-M MARVEL COMICS
37 DEFENDERS #6 $3.99 AUG170899-M MARVEL COMICS
38 VENOMVERSE #5 $3.99 AUG170947-M MARVEL COMICS
39 GREEN ARROW #32 $2.99 AUG170174-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 JUSTICE LEAGUE #30 $2.99 AUG170229-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 IRON FIST #73 $3.99 AUG170818-M MARVEL COMICS
42 JUSTICE LEAGUE #31 $2.99 AUG170231-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 CHAMPIONS #13 $3.99 AUG170843-M MARVEL COMICS
44 SUPERMAN #32 $2.99 AUG170251-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 SUPERMAN #33 $2.99 AUG170253-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 JESSICA JONES #13 $3.99 AUG170894-M MARVEL COMICS
47 X-MEN GOLD #14 $3.99 AUG170868 MARVEL COMICS
48 CAPTAIN MARVEL #125 $3.99 AUG170814-M MARVEL COMICS
49 JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #3 $3.99 AUG170989-M MARVEL COMICS
50 ASTONISHING X-MEN #4 $3.99 AUG170982-M MARVEL COMICS
51 MISTER MIRACLE #3 (MR) $3.99 AUG170293-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
52 LUKE CAGE #166 $3.99 AUG170821-M MARVEL COMICS
53 WONDER WOMAN #33 $2.99 AUG170267-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 SAGA #48 (MR) $2.99 AUG170725 IMAGE COMICS
55 OLD MAN LOGAN #29 $3.99 AUG170980 MARVEL COMICS
56 WONDER WOMAN #32 $2.99 AUG170265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 GWENPOOL #21 $3.99 AUG170906-M MARVEL COMICS
58 SHADOW BATMAN #1 $3.99 AUG171470-M D.E./DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
59 HARLEY QUINN #30 $2.99 AUG170225-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 JEAN GREY #8 $3.99 AUG170919-M MARVEL COMICS
61 X-MEN BLUE #14 $3.99 AUG170869 MARVEL COMICS
62 JOURNEY SW LAST JEDI CAPT PHASMA #4 $3.99 AUG170993-M MARVEL COMICS
63 HARLEY QUINN #29 $2.99 AUG170223-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
64 ROYALS #9 $3.99 AUG170882-M MARVEL COMICS
65 TITANS #16 $3.99 AUG170261-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #13 $3.99 AUG171003-M MARVEL COMICS
67 ICEMAN #6 $3.99 AUG170916-M MARVEL COMICS
68 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #288 $3.99 AUG170836-M MARVEL COMICS
69 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 AUG170943 MARVEL COMICS
70 WEAPON X #9 $3.99 AUG170984 MARVEL COMICS
71 STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #3 $3.99 AUG171000-M MARVEL COMICS
72 WEAPON X #10 $3.99 AUG170985 MARVEL COMICS
73 PUNISHER PLATOON #1 $3.99 AUG170930-M MARVEL COMICS
74 TEEN TITANS #13 $3.99 AUG170259-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
75 NIGHTWING #30 $2.99 AUG170240-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 NIGHTWING #31 $2.99 AUG170241-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
77 SUICIDE SQUAD #27 $2.99 AUG170245-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 SUPERGIRL #14 $3.99 AUG170249-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 SUPER SONS #9 $3.99 AUG170255-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 SUICIDE SQUAD #28 $2.99 AUG170247-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #30 $2.99 AUG170219-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #20 $3.99 AUG170998-M MARVEL COMICS
83 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31 $2.99 AUG170221-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16 $2.99 AUG170233-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 US AVENGERS #11 $3.99 AUG170874-M MARVEL COMICS
86 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17 $2.99 AUG170235-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 GREEN LANTERNS #32 $2.99 AUG170215-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #26 $3.99 AUG170915 MARVEL COMICS
89 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #22 $3.99 AUG170951 MARVEL COMICS
90 GREEN LANTERNS #33 $2.99 AUG170217-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 TRINITY #14 $3.99 AUG170263-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 AQUAMAN #29 $3.99 AUG170191-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
93 SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99 AUG170944 MARVEL COMICS
94 DAREDEVIL #27 $3.99 AUG170959-M MARVEL COMICS
95 AMERICA #8 $3.99 AUG170922-M MARVEL COMICS
96 VENOM #156 $3.99 AUG170893 MARVEL COMICS
97 GREEN ARROW #33 $2.99 AUG170176-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1 $2.99 AUG170275-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 $3.99 AUG170903-M MARVEL COMICS
100 PUNISHER PLATOON #2 $3.99 AUG170934-M MARVEL COMICS

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

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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