Top 50 Non-Premier Comics: August 2018

Archie Comics' Archie Meets Batma '66 #2Archie Comics' Archie Meets Batman '66 #2, a coproduction with DC Entertainment that brings the Dynamic Duo and Batgirl to Riverdale, was August's best-selling non-premier comic book. Also in the top ten for Archie, Jughead: The Hunger #8 ranked #8.

Oni Press had two titles in the top ten, led by Rick and Morty #41 at #2.

Benitez Production's steampunk hit, Lady Mechanika: La Belle Dame Sans Merci #2 ranked #3.

Valiant Entertainment had four titles in the top ten, led by X-O Manowar #18 at #4.

Rounding out the top ten, Aftershock Comics' A Walk Through Hell #4 ranked #9.

TOP 50 NON-PREMIER COMICS 
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in August 2018

QTY
RANK
OVERALL
QTY
RANK
OVERALL
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 130 125 17.70 JUN181431-M ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN 66 #2 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
2 142 135 14.83 JUN181901-M RICK & MORTY #41 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
3 174 157 10.80 JUN181502 LADY MECHANIKA DAME SANS MERCI #2 $3.99 BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
4 199 192 8.09 JUN182089-M X-O MANOWAR (2017) #18 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
5 204 201 7.43 MAY181882-M INVADER ZIM #33 $3.99 ONI PRESS INC.
6 207 206 7.37 JUN182093-M BLOODSHOT SALVATION #12 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
7 218 215 6.82 JUN182070-M HARBINGER WARS 2 #4 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
8 220 216 6.76 JUN181445-M JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #8 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
9 222 228 6.37 JUN181343 WALK THROUGH HELL #4 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
10 226 233 6.19 JUN182081-M SHADOWMAN (2018) #6 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
11 227 231 6.19 MAY181243 STRANGERS IN PARADISE XXV #5 $3.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
12 228 255 6.18 JUN182074-M NINJA-K #10 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
13 233 220 6.05 JUN182028-M ROBOTECH #12 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
14 246 232 5.64 JUN181354 HILLBILLY RED EYED WITCHERY FROM BEYOND #1 $3.99 ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
15 250 210 5.57 JUN181326-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #51 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
16 251 238 5.50 JUN182164-M STREET FIGHTER SUMMER SPORTS SPECIAL #1 $3.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
17 252 272 5.50 JUN182078-M BRITANNIA LOST EAGLES OF ROME #2 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
18 253 242 5.30 JUN182019-M TANK GIRL ALL STARS #3 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
19 267 267 4.78 JUN181335-M BEYONDERS #1 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
20 270 271 4.65 JUN181337-M VOLITION #1 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
21 272 276 4.51 JUN182085-M QUANTUM & WOODY (2017) #9 $3.99 VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
22 273 180 4.50 JUN181511 BARTMAN`S SPECTACULARY SUPER SECRET SAGA $7.99 BONGO COMICS
23 274 277 4.46 JUN181339-M HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #1 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
24 277 278 4.35 JUN181512 SPONGEBOB COMICS #83 $3.99 UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES
25 280 285 4.24 MAY181384 JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #7 (MR) $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
26 282 287 4.20 JUN181349 DARK ARK #9 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
27 283 288 4.19 MAY181320 BABYTEETH #12 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
28 286 244 4.16 MAY181285-M ZOMBIE TRAMP ONGOING #50 (MR) $4.99 ACTION LAB - DANGER ZONE
29 288 291 4.12 JUN181342 RELAY #2 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
30 290 275 4.11 JUN182007-M DOCTOR WHO ROAD TO 13TH DR #2 11TH DOCTOR $3.99 TITAN COMICS
31 293 298 4.02 APR181235 ANIMOSITY #15 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
32 295 279 3.98 MAY182019-M PRISONER #4 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
33 314 300 3.60 APR181883-M GRIMM FAIRY TALES #19 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
34 315 302 3.58 JUN182000-M RAID #1 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
35 324 327 3.45 JUN181493-M UBER INVASION #15 (MR) $3.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
36 330 322 3.29 JUN182113-M REVENGE OF WONDERLAND #2 $3.99 ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC
37 335 212 3.17 MAY182158-M MEGA MAN MASTERMIX #3 $7.99 UDON ENTERTAINMENT INC
38 336 345 3.16 APR181236 ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION #7 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
39 337 347 3.15 JUN181438-M BETTY AND VERONICA VIXENS #9 $3.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
40 338 490 3.13 JUN181455-M ARTIFACT ONE #0 $1.50 ASPEN MLT INC
41 341 332 3.08 JUN181863-M VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER VOL 3 #2 $3.99 LION FORGE
42 343 253 3.04 APR181356-M CINEMA PURGATORIO #15 (MR) $6.99 AVATAR PRESS INC
43 351 355 2.91 MAY181423-M FATHOM VOL 7 #2 $3.99 ASPEN MLT INC
44 354 260 2.88 JUN181437 MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #8 SPIDER-MAN & VENOM $6.99 ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS
45 355 305 2.86 JUN181631-M LA MUERTA RETRIBUTION #1 (MR) $4.99 COFFIN COMICS
46 362 352 2.74 JUN182031-M DOCTOR WHO 7TH #3 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
47 365 356 2.65 FEB181830-M PENNY DREADFUL #11 $3.99 TITAN COMICS
48 369 377 2.60 JUN181346 LOST CITY EXPLORERS #3 $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
49 370 378 2.58 JUN181347 BROTHERS DRACUL #5 (MR) $3.99 AFTERSHOCK COMICS
50 373 362 2.55 JUN182033-M MIKE HAMMER #3 $3.99 TITAN COMICS

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Item codes followed by -M indicate multiple covers and skus at the standard SRP.

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 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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