Exclusive: October's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Entertainment -- Batman #56Batman pursues the KGBeast to Russia after an attempt on Nightwing's life in Tom King, Tony S. Daniel, and Danny Miki's Batman #56 from DC Entertainment, October's best-selling comic book.

In total, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten. In addition to Batman #56, King and Daniels' Batman #57 ranked #4; Tom King, Clay Mann, and Travis Moore's Heroes in Crisis #2 ranked #6; and Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul's Justice League #10 ranked #8.

Image Comics' The Walking Dead #1 15th-Anniversary Edition, a reprint of the first issue of Robert Kirkman's legendary zombie comic for October's Walking Dead Day, ranked #2.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Christos Gage, Dan Slott, and Jorge Molina's Spider-Geddon #1 at #3; followed by Seanan McGuire and Rosi Kampe's Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 at #5; Donny Cates and Iban Coello's Venom #7 at #7; Nick Spencer and Humberto Ramos' Amazing Spider-Man #7 at #9; and Spencer, Ramos, and Victor Olazaba's Amazing Spider-Man #8 at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Stranger Things #2, based on the Netflix series, ranked #63; IDW Publishing's Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #1, a crossover with DC Entertainment, ranked #64; BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 ranked #160; and Dynamite Entertainment's KISS: Blood and Stardust #1 ranked #216.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #56 $3.99 AUG180501-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV VAR $2.99 JUL188116-M IMAGE COMICS
3 SPIDER-GEDDON #1 $3.99 AUG180842-M MARVEL COMICS
4 BATMAN #57 $3.99 AUG180503-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 SPIDER-GWEN GHOST-SPIDER #1 $3.99 AUG180854-M MARVEL COMICS
6 HEROES IN CRISIS #2 $3.99 AUG180462-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 VENOM #7 $3.99 AUG180979-M MARVEL COMICS
8 JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 $3.99 AUG180480-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
9 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 $3.99 AUG180971-M MARVEL COMICS
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8 $3.99 AUG180975-M MARVEL COMICS
11 RETURN OF WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 AUG180889-M MARVEL COMICS
12 VENOM ANNUAL #1 $4.99 AUG180977 MARVEL COMICS
13 JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 $3.99 AUG180477-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
14 CATWOMAN #4 $3.99 AUG180509-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 SUPERMAN #4 $3.99 AUG180567-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 INFINITY WARS #4 $4.99 AUG180874-M MARVEL COMICS
17 DETECTIVE COMICS #990 $3.99 AUG180517-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
18 WALKING DEAD #184 (MR) $3.99 AUG180047-M IMAGE COMICS
19 ACTION COMICS #1004 $3.99 AUG180496-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 BATMAN SECRET FILES #1 $4.99 AUG180451 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 AVENGERS #9 $3.99 AUG180939-M MARVEL COMICS
22 FLASH #56 $3.99 AUG180522-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 X-MEN BLACK EMMA FROST #1 $4.99 AUG180913-M MARVEL COMICS
24 WONDER WOMAN #56 $3.99 AUG180467-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 JUSTICE LEAGUE AQUAMAN DROWNED EARTH #1 $4.99 SEP180412-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 SPIDER-GEDDON #2 $3.99 AUG180838-M MARVEL COMICS
27 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #4 $3.99 AUG180471-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 AUG180951-M MARVEL COMICS
29 DETECTIVE COMICS #991 $3.99 AUG180519-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
30 THOR #6 $3.99 AUG180947-M MARVEL COMICS
31 X-MEN BLACK MAGNETO #1 $4.99 AUG180905-M MARVEL COMICS
32 WONDER WOMAN & JL DARK WITCHING HOUR #1 $4.99 AUG180464-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
33 IMMORTAL HULK #7 $3.99 AUG180963-M MARVEL COMICS
34 JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #2 $3.99 AUG180542-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
35 STAR WARS #55 $3.99 AUG181061-M MARVEL COMICS
36 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #22 $3.99 AUG181066-M MARVEL COMICS
37 SUPERGIRL #23 $3.99 AUG180565-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
38 BLACK PANTHER VS DEADPOOL #1 $3.99 AUG180902-M MARVEL COMICS
39 COSMIC GHOST RIDER #4 $3.99 AUG180993-M MARVEL COMICS
40 FLASH #57 $3.99 AUG180524-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 JL DARK & WONDER WOMAN THE WITCHING HOUR #1 $4.99 AUG180473-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
42 X-MEN BLACK MYSTIQUE #1 $4.99 AUG180909-M MARVEL COMICS
43 WONDER WOMAN #57 $3.99 AUG180469-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
44 HARLEY QUINN #52 $3.99 AUG180534-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
45 X-MEN BLACK JUGGERNAUT #1 $4.99 AUG180911-M MARVEL COMICS
46 TONY STARK IRON MAN #4 $3.99 JUL181029-M MARVEL COMICS
47 EXTERMINATION #4 $3.99 AUG181034-M MARVEL COMICS
48 TONY STARK IRON MAN #5 $3.99 AUG180957-M MARVEL COMICS
49 OLD MAN LOGAN #50 $4.99 AUG181051-M MARVEL COMICS
50 BATGIRL #28 $3.99 AUG180499-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
51 DEADPOOL #5 $3.99 AUG181040-M MARVEL COMICS
52 X-MEN BLACK MOJO #1 $4.99 AUG180907-M MARVEL COMICS
53 TEEN TITANS #23 $3.99 AUG180569-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 SUPERIOR OCTOPUS #1 $4.99 AUG180863-M MARVEL COMICS
55 X-MEN RED #9 $3.99 AUG181054-M MARVEL COMICS
56 OLD LADY HARLEY #1 $3.99 AUG180484-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 SUICIDE SQUAD #47 $3.99 AUG180563-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 WHAT IF? PUNISHER #1 $3.99 AUG180925-M MARVEL COMICS
59 X-23 #5 $3.99 AUG181032-M MARVEL COMICS
60 AQUAMAN #41 $3.99 AUG180475-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
61 NIGHTWING #51 $3.99 AUG180548-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
62 TITANS #27 $3.99 AUG180571-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
63 STRANGER THINGS #2 [*] $3.99 AUG180318-M DARK HORSE COMICS
64 BATMAN THE MAXX ARKHAM DREAMS #1 $4.99 JUL180846-M IDW PUBLISHING
65 SHURI #1 $3.99 AUG180868-M MARVEL COMICS
66 GREEN ARROW #4 $3.99 AUG180526-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
67 SPIDER-GIRLS #1 $3.99 AUG180851-M MARVEL COMICS
68 MOON KNIGHT #200 $4.99 AUG181016-M MARVEL COMICS
69 GREEN LANTERNS #56 $3.99 AUG180528-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 DOCTOR STRANGE #6 $3.99 AUG181012-M MARVEL COMICS
71 ASTONISHING X-MEN #16 $3.99 AUG181044-M MARVEL COMICS
72 BOOKS OF MAGIC #1 (MR) $3.99 AUG180456-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 SPIDER-FORCE #1 $3.99 AUG180846-M MARVEL COMICS
74 INFINITY WARS ARACHKNIGHT #1 $3.99 AUG180881-M MARVEL COMICS
75 TITANS #28 $3.99 AUG180573-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 BLACK PANTHER #5 $3.99 AUG180998-M MARVEL COMICS
77 INFINITY WARS WEAPON HEX #1 $3.99 AUG180886-M MARVEL COMICS
78 WALKING DEAD #1 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG FINCH VAR (MR) $3.99 MAY188674 IMAGE COMICS
79 WALKING DEAD #19 15TH ANNV BLIND BAG CAMPBELL VAR (MR) $3.99 MAY188677 IMAGE COMICS
80 PUNISHER #3 $3.99 JUL181082-M MARVEL COMICS
81 HARLEY QUINN #51 $3.99 AUG180532-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 TYPHOID FEVER SPIDER-MAN #1 $4.99 AUG180967-M MARVEL COMICS
83 RED HOOD OUTLAW #27 $3.99 AUG180553-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
84 HAWKMAN #5 $3.99 AUG180536-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 WHAT IF? SPIDER-MAN #1 $3.99 AUG180923-M MARVEL COMICS
86 NIGHTWING #50 $4.99 AUG180546-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
87 VAULT OF SPIDERS #1 $4.99 AUG180849-M MARVEL COMICS
88 OLD MAN LOGAN #49 $3.99 AUG181050 MARVEL COMICS
89 CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #7 $2.99 AUG180513 DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 LUCIFER #1 (MR) $3.99 AUG180459-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
91 WHAT IF? THOR #1 $3.99 AUG180919-M MARVEL COMICS
92 LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #4 $3.99 AUG181024-M MARVEL COMICS
93 AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 $4.99 AUG180866-M MARVEL COMICS
94 DEATHSTROKE #36 $3.99 AUG180515-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
95 WHAT IF? X-MEN #1 $3.99 AUG180917-M MARVEL COMICS
96 DAREDEVIL #609 $3.99 AUG181002-M MARVEL COMICS
97 MAGIC ORDER #4 (MR) [*] $3.99 JUL180259-M IMAGE COMICS
98 WHAT IF? GHOST RIDER #1 $3.99 AUG180921-M MARVEL COMICS
99 OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI #8 (MR) $3.99 AUG180259 IMAGE COMICS
100 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #311 $3.99 AUG180862 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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