Top 100 Comics: March 2016

 

With Bruce Wayne back under the cowl, Batman battles Mr. Bloom for the fate of Gotham City the concluding chapter of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Superheavy” storyline in DC Entertainment’s Batman #50, the best-selling comic book for March.

DC Entertainment had two titles in the top ten, including Superman #50 at #4.

BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 was March’s #2 book overall and its best-selling non-premiere comic book.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, led by Jason Aaron and Leinil Francis Yu’s Star Wars #17 at #3. Also in the top ten were Amazing Spider-Man #9 at #5, Darth Vader #17 at #6, Darth Vader #18 at #7, Deadpool #8 at #8, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s International Iron Man #1 at #9, and Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz’s Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha at #10.

Among the premier publishers, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead #152 was Image Comics’ top book for the month at #12. Dark Horse Comics’ Fight Club 2 #10, the finale to Chuck Palahniuk’s sequel to his novel, ranked #72. Finally, IDW Publishing’s Back to the Future #6 ranked #109 for the month.

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

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 BATMAN #50 $5.99 JAN160227-M DC
2 MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1 $3.99 JAN161182-M BOO
3 STAR WARS #17 $3.99 JAN160915-M MAR
4 SUPERMAN #50 $4.99 JAN160229-M DC
5 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 $3.99 JAN160833-M MAR
6 DARTH VADER #17 $3.99 DEC150865 MAR
7 DARTH VADER #18 $3.99 JAN160919 MAR
8 DEADPOOL #8 $3.99 JAN160891-M MAR
9 INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN #1 $3.99 JAN160720-M MAR
10 AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL ALPHA #1 $4.99 JAN160762-M MAR
11 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #3 $3.99 JAN160840-M MAR
12 WALKING DEAD #152 (MR) $2.99 JAN160624 IMA
13 BATMAN TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #4 $3.99 JAN160303-M DC
14 EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 $4.99 JAN160886-M MAR
15 BLACK WIDOW #1 $3.99 JAN160743-M MAR
16 SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 JAN160842-M MAR
17 OLD MAN LOGAN #3 $3.99 JAN160898-M MAR
18 X-MEN 92 #1 $3.99 JAN160739-M MAR
19 CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #7 $5.99 JAN160778-M MAR
20 MIGHTY THOR #5 $3.99 JAN160795-M MAR
21 OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN #3 $3.99 JAN160920 MAR
22 ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS #7 $3.99 JAN160776-M MAR
23 DOCTOR STRANGE #6 $4.99 JAN160874-M MAR
24 DETECTIVE COMICS #50 $4.99 JAN160239-M DC
25 DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY #2 $3.99 JAN160904-M MAR
26 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #7 $3.99 JAN160718-M MAR
27 HARLEY QUINN #26 $3.99 JAN160293-M DC
28 SAGA #35 (MR) $2.99 JAN160610 IMA
29 GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 $3.99 JAN160814-M MAR
30 UNCANNY AVENGERS #7 $3.99 JAN160784-M MAR
31 UNCANNY X-MEN #4 $3.99 JAN160902 MAR
32 SPIDER-GWEN #6 $3.99 JAN160847-M MAR
33 UNCANNY X-MEN #5 $3.99 JAN160903 MAR
34 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 $3.99 DEC150219-M DC
35 DAREDEVIL #5 $3.99 JAN160862-M MAR
36 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 JAN160884-M MAR
37 BATMAN SUPERMAN #30 $3.99 JAN160277-M DC
38 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4 $3.99 JAN160850-M MAR
39 MOCKINGBIRD #1 $3.99 JAN160756-M MAR
40 UNCANNY AVENGERS #6 $3.99 DEC150747 MAR
41 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #2 $3.99 JAN160859-M MAR
42 ALL NEW X-MEN #6 $3.99 JAN160896 MAR
43 ALL NEW X-MEN #7 $3.99 JAN160897 MAR
44 ACTION COMICS #50 $4.99 JAN160231-M DC
45 KANAN #12 $3.99 JAN160921 MAR
46 WONDER WOMAN #50 $4.99 JAN160246-M DC
47 GREEN LANTERN #50 $4.99 JAN160244-M DC
48 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #22 $2.99 JAN160283 DC
49 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #23 $2.99 JAN160284 DC
50 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #24 $2.99 JAN160285 DC
51 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #26 $3.99 JAN160287 DC
52 BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #25 $2.99 JAN160286 DC
53 A-FORCE #3 $3.99 DEC150767-M MAR
54 INFINITY ENTITY #1 $3.99 JAN160726-M MAR
55 GRAYSON #18 $3.99 JAN160288-M DC
56 ROBIN SON OF BATMAN #10 $3.99 JAN160297-M DC
57 SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #27 $3.99 JAN160280-M DC
58 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #4 $3.99 JAN160807-M MAR
59 UNCANNY INHUMANS #6 $3.99 JAN160823-M MAR
60 MS MARVEL #5 $3.99 JAN160831-M MAR
61 HYPERION #1 $3.99 JAN160734-M MAR
62 NEW AVENGERS #8 $3.99 JAN160775 MAR
63 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK SPIDERFLY EFFECT #1 $4.99 JAN160856-M MAR
64 INFINITY ENTITY #2 $3.99 JAN160729-M MAR
65 CARNAGE #6 $3.99 JAN160837-M MAR
66 HAUNTED MANSION #1 $3.99 JAN160749-M MAR
67 ULTIMATES #5 $3.99 JAN160801-M MAR
68 SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8 $3.99 JAN160853-M MAR
69 CAPTAIN MARVEL #3 $3.99 JAN160792-M MAR
70 NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #18 $2.99 JAN160260-M DC
71 INFINITY ENTITY #3 $3.99 JAN160730-M MAR
72 FIGHT CLUB 2 #10 $3.99 DEC150108-M DAR
73 A&A #1 [*] $3.99 JAN161737-M VAL
74 SUPERMAN THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN #2 $3.99 JAN160274 DC
75 SUPERMAN AMERICAN ALIEN #5 $3.99 JAN160275-M DC
76 ALL NEW INHUMANS #5 $3.99 JAN160825-M MAR
77 DEATHSTROKE #16 $2.99 JAN160256-M DC
78 ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT #3 $3.99 JAN160809-M MAR
79 SILK #6 $3.99 JAN160849 MAR
80 ALL NEW HAWKEYE #5 $3.99 JAN160864-M MAR
81 BATGIRL #49 $2.99 DEC150273 DC
82 AQUAMAN #50 $4.99 JAN160233-M DC
83 TEEN TITANS #18 $2.99 JAN160271-M DC
84 GREEN ARROW #50 $4.99 JAN160242-M DC
85 POISON IVY CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #3 $2.99 JAN160292 DC
86 MONSTRESS #4 (MR) $3.99 JAN160599 IMA
87 SQUADRON SUPREME #5 $3.99 JAN160790-M MAR
88 INVADER ZIM #8 $3.99 DEC151490-M ONI
89 BATMAN BEYOND #10 $2.99 JAN160290-M DC
90 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #17 (MR) $2.99 JAN160602 IMA
91 DC COMICS ESSENTIALS THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1 $1.00 JAN160312 DC
92 SCARLET WITCH #4 $3.99 JAN160799-M MAR
93 UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #6 $3.99 JAN160879-M MAR
94 SPIDER-WOMAN #5 $3.99 JAN160845-M MAR
95 ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #6 $3.99 JAN160798 MAR
96 SWAMP THING #3 $2.99 JAN160266 DC
97 DISCIPLINE #1 (MR) $2.99 JAN160523 IMA
98 GREEN LANTERN CORPS EDGE OF OBLIVION #3 $2.99 JAN160300 DC
99 CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #6 $3.99 JAN160866-M MAR
100 HUCK #5 $3.50 JAN160588-M IMA

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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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