Exclusive: December's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2 $4.99 OCT170204-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL #4 $3.99 SEP170248-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #1 $4.99 OCT170824-M MARVEL COMICS
4 BATMAN #36 $2.99 OCT170225-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 BATMAN #37 $2.99 OCT170227-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #3 $3.99 OCT170238-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC ALPHA #1 $4.99 OCT170876-M MARVEL COMICS
8 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 $3.99 OCT170834-M MARVEL COMICS
9 HAWKMAN FOUND #1 $3.99 SEP170253-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #792 $3.99 OCT170879-M MARVEL COMICS
11 STAR WARS #40 $3.99 OCT170972-M MARVEL COMICS
12 WALKING DEAD #174 (MR) $2.99 OCT170736 IMAGE COMICS
13 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #793 $3.99 OCT170885-M MARVEL COMICS
14 DETECTIVE COMICS #970 $2.99 OCT170251-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 DETECTIVE COMICS #971 $2.99 OCT170253-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #9 $3.99 OCT170976 MARVEL COMICS
17 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 $3.99 OCT170211-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 STAR WARS LAST JEDI STORMS OF CRAIT #1 $4.99 OCT170967-M MARVEL COMICS
19 WEAPON X #12 $3.99 OCT170856-M MARVEL COMICS
20 SUPERMAN #37 $2.99 OCT170312-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 FLASH #36 $2.99 OCT170255-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 JUSTICE LEAGUE #34 $2.99 OCT170279-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 FLASH #37 $2.99 OCT170257-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 JUSTICE LEAGUE #35 $2.99 OCT170281-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 SUPERMAN #36 $2.99 OCT170310-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 ACTION COMICS #993 $2.99 OCT170216-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #2 $3.99 OCT170213-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 MIGHTY THOR #702 $3.99 OCT170898-M MARVEL COMICS
29 ACTION COMICS #994 $2.99 OCT170218-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 CAPTAIN AMERICA #696 $3.99 OCT170887-M MARVEL COMICS
31 TEEN TITANS #15 $3.99 OCT170316-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
32 X-MEN GOLD #17 $3.99 OCT170942 MARVEL COMICS
33 OLD MAN LOGAN #32 $3.99 OCT170946-M MARVEL COMICS
34 MISTER MIRACLE #5 (MR) $3.99 OCT170287-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 WONDER WOMAN #36 $2.99 OCT170322-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 X-MEN GOLD #18 $3.99 OCT170943 MARVEL COMICS
37 SUPER SONS #11 $3.99 OCT170314-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #1 $5.99 OCT170956-M MARVEL COMICS
39 WONDER WOMAN #37 $2.99 OCT170324-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 VENOM #159 $3.99 OCT170882-M MARVEL COMICS
41 ASTONISHING X-MEN #6 $3.99 OCT170964-M MARVEL COMICS
42 X-MEN BLUE #17 $3.99 OCT170948 MARVEL COMICS
43 HARLEY QUINN #33 $2.99 OCT170269-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 X-MEN BLUE #18 $3.99 OCT170949 MARVEL COMICS
45 AVENGERS #674 $3.99 OCT170889-M MARVEL COMICS
46 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 OCT170962-M MARVEL COMICS
47 TITANS #18 $3.99 OCT170318-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #290 $3.99 OCT170951-M MARVEL COMICS
49 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #15 $3.99 OCT170974-M MARVEL COMICS
50 STAR WARS JEDI REPUBLIC MACE WINDU #5 $3.99 OCT170977-M MARVEL COMICS
51 QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #1 $3.99 OCT171904-M VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
52 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #28 $3.99 OCT170944-M MARVEL COMICS
53 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34 $2.99 OCT170265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #298 $3.99 OCT170901 MARVEL COMICS
55 NIGHTWING #34 $2.99 OCT170294-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
56 NIGHTWING #35 $2.99 OCT170296-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35 $2.99 OCT170267-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #22 $3.99 OCT170970-M MARVEL COMICS
59 BATMAN CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #2 $5.99 OCT170237 DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #291 $3.99 OCT170954-M MARVEL COMICS
61 SPIDER-MEN II #5 $3.99 SEP170947-M MARVEL COMICS
62 SUPERGIRL #16 $3.99 OCT170306-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #595 $3.99 OCT170894 MARVEL COMICS
64 SUICIDE SQUAD #31 $2.99 OCT170302-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
65 DAREDEVIL #596 $3.99 OCT170910-M MARVEL COMICS
66 SUICIDE SQUAD #32 $2.99 OCT170304-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 MS MARVEL #25 $3.99 OCT170847-M MARVEL COMICS
68 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 $2.99 OCT170283-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 SPIDER-MAN #235 $3.99 OCT170906 MARVEL COMICS
70 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21 $2.99 OCT170285-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 PUNISHER #219 $3.99 OCT170916-M MARVEL COMICS
72 GREEN LANTERNS #36 $2.99 OCT170261-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 INCREDIBLE HULK #711 $3.99 OCT170895-M MARVEL COMICS
74 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #25 $3.99 OCT170907 MARVEL COMICS
75 GREEN LANTERNS #37 $2.99 OCT170263-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 THANOS #14 $3.99 OCT170937-M MARVEL COMICS
77 AQUAMAN #31 $3.99 OCT170220-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 TALES OF SUSPENSE #100 $3.99 OCT170870-M MARVEL COMICS
79 TRINITY #16 $3.99 OCT170320-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 GENERATION X #85 $3.99 OCT170852-M MARVEL COMICS
81 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #3 $3.99 OCT170273-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 DOCTOR STRANGE #382 $3.99 OCT170926 MARVEL COMICS
83 SPIDER-GWEN #27 $3.99 OCT170904-M MARVEL COMICS
84 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #148 $3.99 OCT170939-M MARVEL COMICS
85 GREEN ARROW #35 $3.99 OCT170259-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 BLACK BOLT #8 $3.99 OCT170843-M MARVEL COMICS
87 HAWKEYE #13 $3.99 OCT170861-M MARVEL COMICS
88 PAPER GIRLS #18 $2.99 OCT170697 IMAGE COMICS
89 CHAMPIONS #15 $3.99 OCT170891-M MARVEL COMICS
90 UNCANNY AVENGERS #30 $3.99 OCT170893 MARVEL COMICS
91 DOCTOR STRANGE #383 $3.99 OCT170927 MARVEL COMICS
92 BLACK PANTHER #168 $3.99 OCT170924-M MARVEL COMICS
93 SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3 $3.99 OCT170918-M MARVEL COMICS
94 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 $3.99 OCT170865-M MARVEL COMICS
95 DEFENDERS #8 $3.99 OCT170908 MARVEL COMICS
96 HELLBOY KRAMPUSNACHT #1 $3.99 OCT170021-M DARK HORSE COMICS
97 MOON KNIGHT #190 $3.99 OCT170921 MARVEL COMICS
98 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17 $3.99 OCT170300-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 NIGHTWING THE NEW ORDER #5 $3.99 OCT170298 DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #149 $3.99 OCT170941 MARVEL COMICS

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