Top 100 Comics: October 2016

BOOM! Studios' Big Trouble In Little China/Escape from New YorkBOOM! Studios' Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1, a crossover between two classic John Carpenter films starring Kurt Russell, was October's best-selling comic book.

Marvel Comics had four titles in the top ten unit rankings including Mark Waid and Humberto Ramos' Champions #1 at #2; Robbie Thompson, Javier Rodriguez, and Alvaro Lopez's Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1 at #3; Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez's Civil War II #6 at #7; and Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca's Darth Vader #25, the concluding issue of the series, at #8.

Led by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, and Klaus Janson's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #6 at #4, DC Entertainment had four titles in the top ten including Batman #8 at #5, Batman #9 at #6, and Scott Snyder and John Romita, Jr.'s All-Star Batman #3 at #9.

Rounding out the top ten, Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #159 from Image Comics ranked #10 for the month.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1 was their top book at #73, and IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #2 was their top book at #130.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in September 2016

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 6 324.73 AUG161297-M BIG TROUBLE LITTLE CHINA ESCAPE NEW YORK #1 $3.99 BOO
2 1 252.75 AUG160733-M CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 MAR
3 8 115.31 AUG160798-M DOCTOR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME #1 $3.99 MAR
4 2 102.93 JUN160290-M DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #6 $5.99 DC
5 9 100.00 AUG160197-M BATMAN #8 $2.99 DC
6 11 97.11 AUG160203-M BATMAN #9 $2.99 DC
7 5 91.36 JUL160889-M CIVIL WAR II #6 $4.99 MAR
8 3 85.79 JUN160929-M DARTH VADER #25 $5.99 MAR
9 4 82.34 AUG160186-M ALL STAR BATMAN #3 [*] $4.99 DC
10 18 70.31 AUG160675-M WALKING DEAD #159 $2.99 IMA
11 10 69.54 AUG160753-M CLONE CONSPIRACY #1 $4.99 MAR
12 20 68.60 AUG160241-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 $2.99 DC
13 22 66.07 AUG160243-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 $2.99 DC
14 25 62.72 AUG160201-M DETECTIVE COMICS #942 $2.99 DC
15 14 60.58 AUG160934-M DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #1 $3.99 MAR
16 15 60.20 AUG160973-M STAR WARS #24 $3.99 MAR
17 30 59.11 AUG160219-M FLASH #8 $2.99 DC
18 13 58.40 AUG160922-M DEATH OF X #1 $4.99 MAR
19 16 57.74 AUG160565-M REBORN #1 $3.99 IMA
20 33 57.26 AUG160205-M DETECTIVE COMICS #943 $2.99 DC
21 32 57.23 AUG160221-M FLASH #9 $2.99 DC
22 19 57.22 AUG160842-M JESSICA JONES #1 $3.99 MAR
23 23 56.79 AUG160767-M INFAMOUS IRON MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
24 12 56.39 AUG160751-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #19 $4.99 MAR
25 26 56.22 AUG160822-M DOCTOR STRANGE #12 $3.99 MAR
26 38 53.84 AUG160257-M SUPERMAN #8 $2.99 DC
27 29 53.44 AUG160249-M SUICIDE SQUAD #4 [*] $2.99 DC
28 40 53.33 AUG160199-M NIGHTWING #6 $2.99 DC
29 21 52.01 AUG160758-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
30 41 51.85 AUG160259-M SUPERMAN #9 $2.99 DC
31 43 51.14 AUG160265-M WONDER WOMAN #8 $2.99 DC
32 35 50.14 AUG160263-M TRINITY #2 [*] $2.99 DC
33 34 50.03 AUG160180-M TEEN TITANS #1 [*] $2.99 DC
34 46 49.72 AUG160267-M WONDER WOMAN #9 $2.99 DC
35 36 48.89 AUG160251-M SUICIDE SQUAD #5 [*] $2.99 DC
36 24 48.55 JUL161049-M STAR WARS HAN SOLO #4 $3.99 MAR
37 37 48.48 AUG160235-M HARLEY QUINN #5 [*] $2.99 DC
38 31 46.87 AUG160775-M BLACK PANTHER #7 $3.99 MAR
39 42 46.63 AUG160177-M BATMAN BEYOND #1 [*] $2.99 DC
40 28 45.77 AUG160928-M DEATH OF X #2 $3.99 MAR
41 44 45.31 AUG160237-M HARLEY QUINN #6 [*] $2.99 DC
42 51 44.98 AUG160207-M NIGHTWING #7 $2.99 DC
43 52 44.93 AUG160261-M TITANS #4 $2.99 DC
44 56 42.88 AUG160182-M ACTION COMICS #965 $2.99 DC
45 59 41.18 AUG160184-M ACTION COMICS #966 $2.99 DC
46 39 40.41 AUG160900 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #10 $3.99 MAR
47 64 40.07 AUG160227-M GREEN LANTERNS #8 $2.99 DC
48 7 39.55 AUG160837-M DEADPOOL #21 $9.99 MAR
49 70 38.50 AUG160231-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6 $2.99 DC
50 71 38.07 AUG160229-M GREEN LANTERNS #9 $2.99 DC
51 45 37.83 JUL160912-M CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
52 72 37.67 AUG160223-M GREEN ARROW #8 $2.99 DC
53 75 37.02 AUG160233-M HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7 $2.99 DC
54 27 36.88 AUG160971-M STAR WARS POE DAMERON #7 $4.99 MAR
55 79 36.01 AUG160659 SAGA #39 (MR) $2.99 IMA
56 80 35.90 AUG160225-M GREEN ARROW #9 $2.99 DC
57 48 35.51 AUG160942-M DEADPOOL #20 $3.99 MAR
58 68 35.19 AUG160253-M SUPERGIRL #2 [*] $2.99 DC
59 50 34.95 AUG160939 OLD MAN LOGAN #12 $3.99 MAR
60 84 34.31 AUG160189-M AQUAMAN #8 $2.99 DC
61 47 34.16 AUG160811-M MOSAIC #1 $4.99 MAR
62 66 34.03 AUG160854-M CAGE #1 $3.99 MAR
63 53 33.92 AUG160936-M DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK #2 $3.99 MAR
64 54 33.80 AUG160886 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #14 $3.99 MAR
65 90 32.88 AUG160191-M AQUAMAN #9 $2.99 DC
66 77 32.75 AUG160215-M DEATHSTROKE #4 [*] $2.99 DC
67 93 32.33 AUG160247-M RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #3 $2.99 DC
68 58 31.80 AUG160827 DOCTOR STRANGE #13 $3.99 MAR
69 97 31.41 AUG160193-M BATGIRL #4 $2.99 DC
70 61 31.06 AUG160894 MIGHTY THOR #12 $3.99 MAR
71 82 31.04 AUG160782-M GREAT LAKES AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
72 99 30.84 AUG160195-M BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #3 $2.99 DC
73 60 30.42 AUG160010-M SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #1 $3.99 DAR
74 63 30.29 AUG160976-M STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION #5 $3.99 MAR
75 88 30.15 AUG160217-M DEATHSTROKE #5 [*] $2.99 DC
76 67 29.80 AUG160946 UNCANNY X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
77 69 29.50 AUG160947-M ALL NEW WOLVERINE #13 $3.99 MAR
78 76 29.31 AUG160858-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
79 55 29.16 AUG160175-M DOOM PATROL #2 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
80 94 29.11 AUG160211-M CYBORG #2 [*] $2.99 DC
81 73 28.66 AUG160891 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #15 $3.99 MAR
82 91 28.63 AUG160760-M PROWLER #1 $3.99 MAR
83 74 28.45 AUG160945 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #15 $3.99 MAR
84 96 28.39 AUG160255-M SUPERWOMAN #3 [*] $2.99 DC
85 49 28.04 AUG160940-M DEADPOOL TOO SOON #1 $4.99 MAR
86 57 28.04 AUG161481-M KISS #1 $3.99 DE
87 17 27.80 AUG160278-M WONDER WOMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 $7.99 DC
88 81 27.22 AUG160914-M PUNISHER #6 $3.99 MAR
89 65 27.11 AUG160169-M CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC
90 109 26.61 AUG160557-M MOONSHINE #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
91 98 26.47 AUG160832-M GWENPOOL #7 $3.99 MAR
92 83 26.42 AUG160919 DAREDEVIL #12 $3.99 MAR
93 85 26.08 AUG160910 MOON KNIGHT #7 $3.99 MAR
94 112 25.88 AUG160239-M HELLBLAZER #3 $2.99 DC
95 103 25.77 AUG160209-M BLUE BEETLE #2 [*] $2.99 DC
96 86 25.37 AUG160290-M HE MAN THUNDERCATS #1 $3.99 DC
97 89 25.13 AUG160944 ALL NEW X-MEN #14 $3.99 MAR
98 107 25.04 AUG160213-M CYBORG #3 [*] $2.99 DC
99 115 24.74 AUG160651 PAPER GIRLS #10 $2.99 IMA
100 78 24.71 AUG160174-M SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1 (MR) [*] $3.99 DC

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Publisher Market Shares: April 2017

Market Share data based on Total Sales for products invoiced in April 2017, with Marvel Comics the leader in the Retailer Dollar and Unit Market Share categories.