Top 100 Comics: December 2017

DC Entertainment's Doomsday Clock #2Ozymandias and Rorschach seek the two smartest people of the DC Universe — Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor — in their search for Dr. Manhattan in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #2 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of December 2017.

DC Entertainment had six of December's top ten best-selling comic books. In addition to Doomsday Clock #2, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #4 ranked #2; Tom King and Clay Mann's Batman #36, part one of the “Superfriends” story arc, ranked #4; King and Mann's Batman #37 ranked #5; Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight #3 ranked #6; and Hawkman Found #1, a tie-in to Dark Nights: Metal, ranked #10.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten: Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Yu's Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey #1 ranked #3; Dan Slott, Mike Costa, and Ryan Stegman's Amazing Spider-Man/Venom: Venom Inc. Alpha #1 ranked #7; Chip Zdarky and Jim Cheung's Marvel Two-In-One #1, reteaming the Fantastic Four's the Human Torch and The Thing, ranked #8; and Slott and Stegman's Amazing Spider-Man #792 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #174 was Image Comics' top book in December at #12. Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes' Christmas-themed Hellboy: Krampusnacht #1 was Dark Horse Comics' top book at #96. Finally, IDW Publishing's top book for the month was Star Wars Adventures #5 at #128.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 2 168.04 OCT170204-M DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 3 161.64 SEP170248-M DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 1 153.69 OCT170824-M PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 6 100.00 OCT170225-M BATMAN #36 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 7 98.43 OCT170227-M BATMAN #37 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 5 77.00 OCT170238-M BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 4 73.74 OCT170876-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 8 70.67 OCT170834-M MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 10 68.46 SEP170253-M HAWKMAN FOUND #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 11 65.68 OCT170879-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
11 9 64.70 OCT170972-M STAR WARS #40 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
12 19 64.59 OCT170736 WALKING DEAD #174 (MR) $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
13 14 56.43 OCT170885-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #793 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
14 23 55.69 OCT170251-M DETECTIVE COMICS #970 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 24 54.80 OCT170253-M DETECTIVE COMICS #971 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 15 54.77 OCT170976 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #9 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
17 17 53.20 OCT170211-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 12 52.19 OCT170967-M STAR WARS LAST JEDI STORMS OF CRAIT #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 16 51.82 OCT170856-M WEAPON X #12 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
20 32 51.48 OCT170312-M SUPERMAN #37 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 33 50.85 OCT170255-M FLASH #36 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 35 49.75 OCT170279-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #34 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 36 49.67 OCT170257-M FLASH #37 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 38 48.98 OCT170281-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #35 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 40 46.92 OCT170310-M SUPERMAN #36 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 47 44.52 OCT170216-M ACTION COMICS #993 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 21 44.28 OCT170213-M BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 22 44.05 OCT170898-M MIGHTY THOR #702 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
29 48 43.96 OCT170218-M ACTION COMICS #994 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 26 41.14 OCT170887-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #696 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
31 25 41.05 OCT170316-M TEEN TITANS #15 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
32 27 40.42 OCT170942 X-MEN GOLD #17 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 28 40.27 OCT170946-M OLD MAN LOGAN #32 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
34 29 39.94 OCT170287-M MISTER MIRACLE #5 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 56 39.89 OCT170322-M WONDER WOMAN #36 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 30 39.85 OCT170943 X-MEN GOLD #18 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 31 39.58 OCT170314-M SUPER SONS #11 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 13 39.24 OCT170956-M X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 59 39.17 OCT170324-M WONDER WOMAN #37 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 34 38.36 OCT170882-M VENOM #159 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
41 37 37.55 OCT170964-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 39 36.45 OCT170948 X-MEN BLUE #17 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 66 35.70 OCT170269-M HARLEY QUINN #33 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 41 35.26 OCT170949 X-MEN BLUE #18 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 42 35.17 OCT170889-M AVENGERS #674 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
46 44 34.20 OCT170962-M DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 43 34.20 OCT170318-M TITANS #18 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 45 33.93 OCT170951-M DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 46 33.73 OCT170974-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #15 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 50 31.94 OCT170977-M STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 49 31.27 OCT171904-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #1 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
52 51 31.27 OCT170944-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 87 31.23 OCT170265-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 52 31.18 OCT170901 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #298 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
55 88 31.18 OCT170294-M NIGHTWING #34 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
56 89 31.05 OCT170296-M NIGHTWING #35 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 92 30.94 OCT170267-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 53 30.64 OCT170970-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #22 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
59 20 30.59 OCT170237 BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #2 $5.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 54 30.28 OCT170954-M DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #291 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 57 30.23 SEP170947-M SPIDER-MEN II #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 55 30.14 OCT170306-M SUPERGIRL #16 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 58 30.04 OCT170894 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #595 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 96 29.91 OCT170302-M SUICIDE SQUAD #31 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
65 61 29.35 OCT170910-M DAREDEVIL #596 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 99 29.27 OCT170304-M SUICIDE SQUAD #32 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 60 28.80 OCT170847-M MS MARVEL #25 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 102 28.77 OCT170283-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 62 28.56 OCT170906 SPIDER-MAN #235 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
70 104 28.49 OCT170285-M JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 63 28.04 OCT170916-M PUNISHER #219 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
72 107 28.01 OCT170261-M GREEN LANTERNS #36 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 64 28.01 OCT170895-M INCREDIBLE HULK #711 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 65 27.63 OCT170907 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #25 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
75 108 27.61 OCT170263-M GREEN LANTERNS #37 $2.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 69 27.10 OCT170937-M THANOS #14 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
77 67 26.99 OCT170220-M AQUAMAN #31 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 71 26.82 OCT170870-M TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
79 70 26.68 OCT170320-M TRINITY #16 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 68 26.44 OCT170852-M GENERATION X #85 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 72 25.80 OCT170273-M HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 75 25.73 OCT170926 DOCTOR STRANGE #382 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 76 25.66 OCT170904-M SPIDER-GWEN #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
84 80 25.14 OCT170939-M GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #148 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
85 79 25.09 OCT170259-M GREEN ARROW #35 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 73 25.01 OCT170843-M BLACK BOLT #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
87 78 24.75 OCT170861-M HAWKEYE #13 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
88 116 24.73 OCT170697 PAPER GIRLS #18 $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
89 81 24.57 OCT170891-M CHAMPIONS #15 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
90 82 24.41 OCT170893 UNCANNY AVENGERS #30 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
91 83 24.39 OCT170927 DOCTOR STRANGE #383 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
92 86 23.83 OCT170924-M BLACK PANTHER #168 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 85 23.81 OCT170918-M SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 77 23.75 OCT170865-M UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 91 23.53 OCT170908 DEFENDERS #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 84 23.40 OCT170021-M HELLBOY KRAMPUSNACHT #1 $3.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
97 94 23.38 OCT170921 MOON KNIGHT #190 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 93 23.14 OCT170300-M RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 95 22.59 OCT170298 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #5 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 97 22.50 OCT170941 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #149 $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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Publisher Market Shares: June 2018

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in June 2018, with Marvel Comics the leader in both Retailer Dollars and Units Shipped.