Top 100 Comics: September 2018

Marvel Comics -- Return of Wolverine #1The mystery of Wolverine’s resurrection that has swirled since Marvel Legacy #1 reaches its climax in Charles Soule and Steve McNiven’s Return of Wolverine #1 from Marvel Comics, September's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten. In addition to Return of Wolverine #1, Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan, Cory Smith, and Brian Level's Thanos Legacy #1 ranked #7; Fantastic Four #2 ranked #8; Nick Spencer, Humberto Ramos, and Steve Lieber's Amazing Spider-Man #6 ranked #9; and Spencer, Ryan Ottley, and Cliff Rathburn's Amazing Spider-Man #5 ranked #10.

DC Entertainment had five titles in the top ten: Tom King and Clay Mann's Heroes in Crisis #1 ranked #2; Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's Doomsday Clock #7 ranked #3; King and Tony S. Daniel's Batman #55 ranked #4; Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo's Batman: Damned #1, the debut release of DC's Black Label imprint, ranked #5; and King and Matt Wagner's Batman #54 ranked #6.

Among the premier publishers, Image Comics' The Walking Dead #183 ranked #19; Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things #1, based on the Netflix series, ranked #20; BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 ranked #111; IDW Publishing's Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #2, a co-publication with Oni Press, ranked #118; and Dynamite Entertainment's Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #1 ranked #129.

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

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 246.58 JUL180952-M RETURN OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 4 133.23 JUL180592-M HEROES IN CRISIS #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
3 3 124.02 JUL180604-M DOOMSDAY CLOCK #7 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 6 100.00 JUL180626-M BATMAN #55 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 2 90.41 JUL180597-M BATMAN DAMNED #1 (MR) $6.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
6 8 89.66 JUL180624-M BATMAN #54 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 5 87.25 JUL180975-M THANOS LEGACY #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 12 81.00 JUL180969-M FANTASTIC FOUR #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 9 79.89 JUL181041-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 11 78.53 JUL181038-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
11 15 72.30 JUL180664-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #8 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
12 7 70.55 JUL180991-M SPIDERGEDDON #0 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
13 16 70.44 JUL180661-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
14 10 69.91 JUL181035-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
15 13 69.64 JUL181044-M VENOM #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
16 18 63.83 JUL180692-M SUPERMAN #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
17 19 62.32 JUL181007-M AVENGERS #7 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
18 14 60.32 JUL181000-M INFINITY WARS #3 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
19 20 59.19 JUL180333-M WALKING DEAD #183 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
20 17 56.94 JUL180419-M STRANGER THINGS #1 [*] $3.99 DARK HORSE COMICS
21 22 54.98 JUL181011-M AVENGERS #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
22 21 54.79 JUL180614-M ACTION COMICS #1003 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 23 54.08 MAY180469-M JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
24 25 52.14 JUL180631-M CATWOMAN #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 24 51.55 JUL181032-M THOR #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
26 26 50.36 JUL181019-M CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
27 27 48.67 JUL180637-M DETECTIVE COMICS #988 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 28 47.80 JUL180639-M DETECTIVE COMICS #989 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 30 44.49 JUL181143-M STAR WARS #53 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
30 29 44.20 JUL180641-M FLASH #54 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
31 31 44.20 JUL181023-M IMMORTAL HULK #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
32 32 44.01 JUL181141-M STAR WARS DARTH VADER #21 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
33 34 43.30 JUL180643-M FLASH #55 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
34 37 42.36 JUL181025-M IMMORTAL HULK #6 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
35 36 42.28 JUL180667-M JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #3 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
36 38 42.07 JUL181106-M COSMIC GHOST RIDER #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
37 39 41.78 JUL181146-M STAR WARS #54 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
38 35 40.51 JUN180816-M PUNISHER #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
39 40 39.58 JUL181122-M EXTERMINATION #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
40 173 39.45 JUL181068 TRUE BELIEVERS PUNISHER FIRST APPEARANCE #1 $1.00 MARVEL COMICS
41 48 38.77 JUL180980-M ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
42 41 37.65 JUL181127-M X-MEN RED #8 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
43 118 36.84 JUL180984-M ICEMAN #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
44 42 36.83 JUL181118-M DEADPOOL #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
45 44 36.44 JUN180516-M MISTER MIRACLE #11 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 46 35.90 JUL181047-M VENOM FIRST HOST #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
47 47 35.28 JUL180606-M DREAMING #1 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
48 49 35.08 JUL181052-M VENOM FIRST HOST #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
49 33 35.06 JUL181017-M CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
50 50 34.31 JUL181048-M VENOM FIRST HOST #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
51 51 34.12 JUL181050-M VENOM FIRST HOST #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
52 53 33.55 JUL181110-M X-MEN GOLD #36 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
53 55 33.14 JUL181004-M INFINITY WARS SOLDIER SUPREME #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
54 54 33.11 JUL180707-M WONDER WOMAN #54 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
55 56 32.82 JUL181001-M INFINITY WARS IRON HAMMER #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
56 57 32.05 JUL180709-M WONDER WOMAN #55 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 58 31.79 JUL181137-M X-23 #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
58 83 30.82 JUL180276 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #7 (MR) $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
59 60 30.35 JUL181120-M ASTONISHING X-MEN #15 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
60 61 30.34 JUL180989-M EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
61 59 30.32 JUL180987-M EDGE OF SPIDER-GEDDON #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
62 62 30.20 JUL181076-M DOCTOR STRANGE #5 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
63 64 29.94 JUL181109 X-MEN GOLD #35 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
64 63 29.88 JUL180635-M DEATHSTROKE #35 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
65 65 29.72 JUL181116-M X-MEN BLUE #36 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
66 66 29.36 JUL180619-M AQUAMAN #40 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 67 29.31 JUL181088-M BLACK PANTHER #4 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
68 43 29.23 JUL181130-M OLD MAN LOGAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
69 68 28.98 JUL180695-M TEEN TITANS #22 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 45 28.46 JUL180653-M HARLEY QUINN #50 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
71 71 27.74 JUL180651-M HARLEY QUINN #49 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 73 27.50 JUL181096-M LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
73 72 27.50 JUL181132 OLD MAN LOGAN #47 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
74 74 27.31 JUL180622-M BATGIRL #27 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
75 52 27.13 JUL180699-M TITANS #25 $4.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 75 27.05 JUL181133 OLD MAN LOGAN #48 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
77 76 26.84 JUL180609-M HOUSE OF WHISPERS #1 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
78 78 26.74 JUL180701-M TITANS #26 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 82 25.90 JUL180601-M COVER #1 (MR) $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
80 84 25.88 JUL181155-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #24 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
81 80 25.86 JUL180617-M SUICIDE SQUAD #46 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 85 25.83 JUL181115 X-MEN BLUE #35 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
83 81 25.70 JUL180630 BATMAN KINGS OF FEAR #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 77 25.69 JUL180096-M BULLY WARS #1 $3.99 IMAGE COMICS
85 88 25.29 JUL181104-M DEATH OF INHUMANS #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
86 87 25.09 JUL180621 ADVENTURES OF THE SUPER SONS #2 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 89 24.37 JUL180675-M NIGHTWING #48 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
88 90 24.12 JUL180677-M NIGHTWING #49 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
89 93 23.49 JUL181057-M PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #310 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
90 91 23.38 JUL180682-M RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 92 23.38 JUL180655-M HAWKMAN #4 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
92 69 23.20 JUL181112-M DOMINO ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
93 94 23.18 JUL181014-M WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
94 70 23.05 JUL181153-M STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #2 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
95 97 23.02 JUL180974 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #10 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
96 96 22.97 JUL181056 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #309 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
97 95 22.96 JUL181125-M MR AND MRS X #3 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
98 98 22.56 JUL180647-M GREEN LANTERNS #54 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 99 22.20 JUL180649-M GREEN LANTERNS #55 $3.99 DC ENTERTAINMENT
100 100 22.00 JUL181075 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #9 $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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