Exclusive: January's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Entertainment's Doomsday Clock #3Batman teams with Rorschach to solve one mystery while the Comedian confronts Ozymandias and Lex Luthor in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #3 from DC Entertainment, the best-selling comic book of January 2018.

DC Entertainment had six comics in January's top ten. In addition to Doomsday Clock, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Dark Nights: Metal #5 ranked #2; Tom King and Travis Moore's "The Origin of Bruce Wayne" in Batman #38 ranked #3; Tom King and Joëlle Jones' "Superfriends" chapter three in Batman #39 ranked #4; Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight #4 ranked #7; and Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick, and Cully Hamner's Batman and the Signal #1 ranked #10.

Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #175 from Image Comics, the first chapter of "New World Order," ranked #5.

Marvel Comics had three titles in the top ten: Al Ewing, Mark Waid, Jim Zub, and Pepe Larraz's Avengers#675, the first chapter of the weekly "No Surrender" event, ranked #6; Mike Costa, Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, and Gerardo Sandoval's Amazing Spider-Man & Venom: Venom Inc. Omega #1 ranked #8; and Ethan Sacks and Marco Checchetto's Old Man Hawkeye #1 ranked #10.

Among the premier publishers, IDW Publishing's top book, Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny: Leia, ranked #135, and Dark Horse Comics' Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #4 was their top book for January at #179.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in January 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 $4.99 NOV170212-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 DARK NIGHTS METAL #5 $3.99 OCT170206-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 BATMAN #38 $2.99 NOV170231-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 BATMAN #39 $2.99 NOV170233-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 WALKING DEAD #175 (MR) $3.99 NOV170604-M IMAGE COMICS
6 AVENGERS #675 $4.99 OCT170809-M MARVEL COMICS
7 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #4 $3.99 NOV170239-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
8 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VENOM INC OMEGA #1 $4.99 NOV170955-M MARVEL COMICS
9 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1 $3.99 NOV170210-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
10 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #1 $3.99 NOV170921-M MARVEL COMICS
11 STAR WARS #41 $3.99 NOV171027-M MARVEL COMICS
12 STAR WARS #42 $3.99 NOV171030-M MARVEL COMICS
13 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #10 $3.99 NOV171035-M MARVEL COMICS
14 DETECTIVE COMICS #973 $2.99 NOV170257-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 DETECTIVE COMICS #972 $2.99 NOV170255-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #794 $3.99 NOV170958-M MARVEL COMICS
17 PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #2 $3.99 NOV170888-M MARVEL COMICS
18 ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 $3.99 NOV170908-M MARVEL COMICS
19 FLASH #39 $2.99 NOV170262-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #3 $3.99 NOV170892-M MARVEL COMICS
21 FLASH #38 $2.99 NOV170260-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 SUPERMAN #38 $2.99 NOV170304-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #5 $4.99 NOV170900-M MARVEL COMICS
24 PHOENIX RESURRECTION RETURN JEAN GREY #4 $3.99 NOV170896-M MARVEL COMICS
25 JUSTICE LEAGUE #36 $2.99 NOV170286-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 $2.99 NOV170288-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 FLASH ANNUAL #1 $4.99 NOV170264 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1 $4.99 NOV170259 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 SUPERMAN #39 $2.99 NOV170306-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #150 $4.99 OCT170816-M MARVEL COMICS
31 STAR WARS LAST JEDI DJ #1 $4.99 NOV171023-M MARVEL COMICS
32 MIGHTY THOR #703 $3.99 NOV170946-M MARVEL COMICS
33 AVENGERS #678 $3.99 NOV170885-M MARVEL COMICS
34 ACTION COMICS #995 $2.99 NOV170219-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 ACTION COMICS #996 $2.99 NOV170221-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 RISE OF BLACK PANTHER #1 $3.99 NOV170915-M MARVEL COMICS
37 AVENGERS #676 $3.99 NOV170879-M MARVEL COMICS
38 ROGUE & GAMBIT #1 $3.99 NOV170932-M MARVEL COMICS
39 MISTER MIRACLE #6 (MR) $3.99 NOV170294-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
40 X-MEN BLUE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 NOV171000-M MARVEL COMICS
41 AVENGERS #677 $3.99 NOV170882-M MARVEL COMICS
42 VENOM #160 $3.99 NOV170952-M MARVEL COMICS
43 CAPTAIN AMERICA #697 $3.99 NOV170938-M MARVEL COMICS
44 DAMAGE #1 $2.99 OCT170201 DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 X-MEN GOLD #19 $3.99 NOV170996 MARVEL COMICS
46 WONDER WOMAN #38 $2.99 NOV170326-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
47 X-MEN GOLD #20 $3.99 NOV170997 MARVEL COMICS
48 WONDER WOMAN #39 $2.99 NOV170328-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
49 OLD MAN LOGAN #33 $3.99 NOV171004 MARVEL COMICS
50 SUPER SONS #12 $3.99 NOV170308-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #3 $3.99 NOV170237-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
52 X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #1 $4.99 NOV170995 MARVEL COMICS
53 OLD MAN LOGAN #34 $3.99 NOV171005 MARVEL COMICS
54 HARLEY QUINN #34 $2.99 OCT170271-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 X-MEN BLUE #19 $3.99 NOV170998 MARVEL COMICS
56 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #2 $3.99 NOV170973-M MARVEL COMICS
57 X-MEN BLUE #20 $3.99 NOV170999 MARVEL COMICS
58 HARLEY QUINN #35 $2.99 NOV170275-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 HARLEY QUINN BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR #1 $4.99 SEP170352-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 HARLEY QUINN #36 $2.99 NOV170277-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 TITANS #19 $3.99 NOV170322-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
62 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #4 $3.99 NOV171018-M MARVEL COMICS
63 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #16 $3.99 NOV171032-M MARVEL COMICS
64 DAREDEVIL #597 $3.99 NOV170966-M MARVEL COMICS
65 SILENCER #1 $2.99 OCT170203 DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #596 $3.99 NOV170943-M MARVEL COMICS
67 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #36 $2.99 NOV170271-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
68 NIGHTWING #37 $2.99 NOV170301-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 X-MEN GRAND DESIGN #2 $5.99 NOV171016-M MARVEL COMICS
70 TEEN TITANS #16 $3.99 NOV170320-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #37 $2.99 NOV170273-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #299 $3.99 NOV170961 MARVEL COMICS
73 NIGHTWING #36 $2.99 NOV170299-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
74 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #292 $3.99 NOV171012-M MARVEL COMICS
75 SUICIDE SQUAD #33 $2.99 NOV170310-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #293 $3.99 NOV171014-M MARVEL COMICS
77 SUICIDE SQUAD #34 $2.99 NOV170312-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 SUPERGIRL #17 $3.99 NOV170316-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 $2.99 NOV170290-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 SPIDER-MAN #236 $3.99 NOV170960 MARVEL COMICS
81 RAVEN DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS #1 $3.99 NOV170214-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 WEAPON X #13 $3.99 NOV171010 MARVEL COMICS
83 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 $2.99 NOV170292-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #26 $3.99 NOV170962 MARVEL COMICS
85 DOCTOR STRANGE #384 $3.99 NOV170981-M MARVEL COMICS
86 GREEN LANTERNS #39 $2.99 NOV170269-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #23 $3.99 NOV171034 MARVEL COMICS
88 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #29 $3.99 NOV171006 MARVEL COMICS
89 AQUAMAN #32 $3.99 NOV170223-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 GREEN LANTERNS #38 $2.99 NOV170267-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 JLA DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DEC170225 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #30 $3.99 NOV171007 MARVEL COMICS
93 TRINITY #17 $3.99 NOV170324-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
94 INCREDIBLE HULK #712 $3.99 NOV170950-M MARVEL COMICS
95 PUNISHER #220 $3.99 NOV170970 MARVEL COMICS
96 HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA #4 $3.99 NOV170279-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
97 GREEN ARROW #36 $3.99 NOV170265-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
98 JEAN GREY #11 $4.99 NOV170904-M MARVEL COMICS
99 THANOS #15 $3.99 NOV170993 MARVEL COMICS
100 LEGION #1 $3.99 NOV170928-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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