Exclusive: February's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Entertainment's Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1The Dark Knights of the Dark Multiverse scour the cosmos, seeking the unlikely heroes who threaten their power in DC Entertainment's Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, a Dark Nights: Metal tie-in from a Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, and an all-star line-up of creators that was February 2018's best-selling comic book.

DC Entertainment had four comics in the top ten. In addition to Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1, Batman #40 ranked #3, Batman #41 ranked #4, and Batman: White Knight #5 ranked #6.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, led by Tom Taylor and Mahmud A. Asrar's X-Men Red #1 at #2, followed by Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 at #7, Star Wars #43 at #8, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 at #9, and Amazing Spider-Man #796 at #10.

Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead #176 from Image Comics ranked #5 for the month.

Also among the premier publishers, Dynamite Entertainment's Dejah Thoris #1 ranked #118 for the month; BOOM! Studios' Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #1, based on the cult favorite film, was the publisher's top book at #119; IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #162 was their selling-book for February at #162; and Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1955: The Burning Season One-Shot ranked #164.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK KNIGHTS RISING THE WILD HUNT #1 $4.99 NOV170209 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 X-MEN RED #1 $4.99 DEC170786-M MARVEL COMICS
3 BATMAN #40 $2.99 DEC170255-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
4 BATMAN #41 $2.99 DEC170257-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
5 WALKING DEAD #176 $3.99 OCT178652-M IMAGE COMICS
6 BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT #5 $3.99 DEC170262-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
7 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 $5.99 DEC170828-M MARVEL COMICS
8 STAR WARS #43 $3.99 DEC170930-M MARVEL COMICS
9 INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 $4.99 DEC170883-M MARVEL COMICS
10 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #796 $3.99 DEC178082-M MARVEL COMICS
11 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #11 $3.99 DEC170933-M MARVEL COMICS
12 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 $3.99 DEC170830-M MARVEL COMICS
13 STAR WARS THRAWN #1 $4.99 DEC170925-M MARVEL COMICS
14 DETECTIVE COMICS #975 $3.99 DEC170278-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
15 DETECTIVE COMICS #974 $2.99 DEC170276-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
16 KICK-ASS #1 $3.99 DEC170561-M IMAGE COMICS
17 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #12 $3.99 DEC170934 MARVEL COMICS
18 FLASH #40 $2.99 DEC170280-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
19 FLASH #41 $2.99 DEC170282-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
20 TERRIFICS #1 $2.99 DEC170222 DC ENTERTAINMENT
21 JUSTICE LEAGUE #38 $2.99 DEC170309-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
22 JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 $2.99 DEC170311-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
23 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #42 $4.99 DEC170832-M MARVEL COMICS
24 ACTION COMICS #998 $2.99 DEC170245-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
25 SUPERMAN #40 $2.99 DEC170336-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
26 ACTION COMICS #997 $2.99 DEC170243-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
27 SUPERMAN #41 $2.99 DEC170338-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
28 BRAVE & THE BOLD BATMAN & WONDER WOMAN #1 $3.99 DEC170238 DC ENTERTAINMENT
29 DOCTOR STRANGE DAMNATION #1 $4.99 DEC170798-M MARVEL COMICS
30 MIGHTY THOR #704 $3.99 DEC170817-M MARVEL COMICS
31 HIT-GIRL #1 $3.99 DEC170577-M IMAGE COMICS
32 AVENGERS #682 $3.99 DEC170808-M MARVEL COMICS
33 X-MEN GOLD #21 $3.99 DEC170893-M MARVEL COMICS
34 AVENGERS #681 $3.99 DEC170806-M MARVEL COMICS
35 AVENGERS #679 $3.99 DEC170802-M MARVEL COMICS
36 X-MEN BLUE #21 $3.99 DEC170898-M MARVEL COMICS
37 SAGA #49 (MR) $2.99 DEC170638 IMAGE COMICS
38 AVENGERS #680 $3.99 DEC170804-M MARVEL COMICS
39 INFINITY COUNTDOWN ADAM WARLOCK #1 $4.99 DEC170881-M MARVEL COMICS
40 BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #2 $3.99 DEC170264 DC ENTERTAINMENT
41 OLD MAN LOGAN #35 $3.99 DEC170905-M MARVEL COMICS
42 WONDER WOMAN #40 $2.99 DEC170346-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
43 CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 $3.99 DEC170812-M MARVEL COMICS
44 MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 $3.99 DEC170872-M MARVEL COMICS
45 MERA QUEEN OF ATLANTIS #1 $3.99 DEC170249-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
46 WONDER WOMAN #41 $2.99 DEC170348-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
47 X-MEN GOLD #22 $3.99 DEC170895 MARVEL COMICS
48 SIDEWAYS #1 $2.99 DEC170221 DC ENTERTAINMENT
49 X-MEN BLUE #22 $3.99 DEC170900-M MARVEL COMICS
50 VENOM #162 $3.99 DEC170902-M MARVEL COMICS
51 OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 $3.99 DEC170854-M MARVEL COMICS
52 BATMAN SINS OF THE FATHER #1 $2.99 DEC170237-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
53 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #4 $3.99 DEC170259-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
54 VENOM #161 $3.99 DEC170836-M MARVEL COMICS
55 ASTONISHING X-MEN #8 $3.99 DEC170890 MARVEL COMICS
56 SUPERGIRL #18 $3.99 DEC170340-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
57 HARLEY QUINN #37 $2.99 DEC170299-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
58 HARLEY QUINN #38 $2.99 DEC170301-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
59 TITANS #20 $3.99 DEC170344-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
60 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #17 $3.99 DEC170928-M MARVEL COMICS
61 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597 $3.99 DEC170810-M MARVEL COMICS
62 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #31 $3.99 DEC170907-M MARVEL COMICS
63 THANOS #16 $3.99 DEC170886 MARVEL COMICS
64 SWAMP THING WINTER SPECIAL #1 $7.99 NOV170208 DC ENTERTAINMENT
65 SUPER SONS #13 $3.99 DEC170330-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
66 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294 $3.99 DEC170909-M MARVEL COMICS
67 DEADPOOL VS OLD MAN LOGAN #5 $3.99 DEC170917-M MARVEL COMICS
68 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 $2.99 DEC170295-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
69 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39 $2.99 DEC170297-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
70 BLACK PANTHER #170 LEG WW $3.99 DEC170859-M MARVEL COMICS
71 TEEN TITANS #17 $3.99 DEC170342-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
72 NIGHTWING #39 $2.99 DEC170322-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
73 DAREDEVIL #598 $3.99 DEC170844-M MARVEL COMICS
74 NIGHTWING #38 $2.99 DEC170320-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
75 DAMAGE #2 $2.99 DEC170223 DC ENTERTAINMENT
76 SUICIDE SQUAD #35 $2.99 DEC170332-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
77 DOCTOR STRANGE #385 $3.99 DEC170851-M MARVEL COMICS
78 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24 $2.99 DEC170313-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
79 DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #295 $3.99 DEC170912-M MARVEL COMICS
80 MOTHER PANIC BATMAN SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DEC170226 DC ENTERTAINMENT
81 SUICIDE SQUAD #36 $2.99 DEC170334-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
82 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25 $3.99 DEC170315-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
83 SPIDER-MAN #237 $3.99 DEC170834 MARVEL COMICS
84 GREEN LANTERNS #41 $2.99 DEC170293-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
85 AQUAMAN #33 $3.99 DEC170247-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
86 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #24 $3.99 DEC170926 MARVEL COMICS
87 DOCTOR STRANGE #386 $3.99 DEC170799 MARVEL COMICS
88 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #27 $3.99 NOV170963 MARVEL COMICS
89 GREEN LANTERNS #40 $2.99 DEC170291-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
90 DAREDEVIL #599 $3.99 DEC170845 MARVEL COMICS
91 WEAPON X #14 $3.99 DEC170915 MARVEL COMICS
92 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #28 $3.99 DEC170838 MARVEL COMICS
93 PUNISHER #221 $3.99 DEC170848 MARVEL COMICS
94 INCREDIBLE HULK #713 $3.99 DEC170815-M MARVEL COMICS
95 TRINITY #18 $3.99 DEC170328-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
96 DOOM PATROL JLA SPECIAL #1 $4.99 DEC170229 DC ENTERTAINMENT
97 DEFENDERS #10 $3.99 DEC170842-M MARVEL COMICS
98 GREEN ARROW #37 $3.99 DEC170289-M DC ENTERTAINMENT
99 PAPER GIRLS #20 $2.99 DEC170732 IMAGE COMICS
100 ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 $3.99 DEC170889-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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