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Top 300 Comics Actual--December 2012

Sales Estimates for December Based on Diamond Indexes and Publisher Title Data

Published: 01/14/2013, Last Updated: 01/15/2013 05:31am
#1 in December
These are estimates of the sales on comic books by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during December 2012.

For an overview and analysis of comic sales in December, see "Spidey Tops $1.6 Million."

For an analysis of the dollar trends in December, see "Comics and GNs Up Again in December."
 
For our estimates of actual sales by Diamond U.S. from comic specialty stores on graphic novels shipped during December, see "Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual--December 2012."

 

 

TOP 300 COMICS -- December 2012

 

 

 

Rank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

132.59

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700

$7.99

MAR

  200,966

2

123.37

AVENGERS #1

$3.99

MAR

  186,989

3

100.00

BATMAN #15

$3.99

DC

  151,568

4

75.92

JUSTICE LEAGUE #15

$3.99

DC

  115,074

5

70.20

DETECTIVE COMICS #15

$3.99

DC

  106,395

6

61.95

AVENGERS #2

$3.99

MAR

    93,894

7

59.60

CABLE AND X-FORCE #1

$3.99

MAR

    90,334

8

59.30

BATMAN AND ROBIN #15

$2.99

DC

    89,878

9

55.29

ALL NEW X-MEN #3

$3.99

MAR

    83,798

10

55.02

THUNDERBOLTS #1

$2.99

MAR

    83,396

11

53.22

ALL NEW X-MEN #4

$3.99

MAR

    80,665

12

50.11

AQUAMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    75,947

13

49.71

BATGIRL #15

$2.99

DC

    75,341

14

49.42

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699

$3.99

MAR

    74,904

15

49.09

NIGHTWING #15

$2.99

DC

    74,407

16

49.06

GREEN LANTERN #15

$2.99

DC

    74,363

17

45.33

TEEN TITANS #15

$2.99

DC

    68,707

18

43.71

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1

$2.99

MAR

    66,245

19

42.64

AVENGERS ARENA #1

$2.99

MAR

    64,626

20

42.47

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

$3.99

MAR

    64,377

21

42.29

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15

$2.99

DC

    64,103

22

42.00

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2

$3.99

MAR

    63,653

23

40.44

ACTION COMICS #15

$3.99

DC

    61,298

24

39.96

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #15

$2.99

DC

    60,569

25

39.73

DEADPOOL #3

$2.99

MAR

    60,215

26

38.95

IRON MAN #3

$3.99

MAR

    59,041

27

38.54

FANTASTIC FOUR #2

$2.99

MAR

    58,421

28

38.12

WALKING DEAD #105 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

    57,781

29

38.08

CABLE AND X-FORCE #2

$3.99

MAR

    57,719

30

37.69

SUICIDE SQUAD #15

$2.99

DC

    57,132

31

37.41

IRON MAN #4

$3.99

MAR

    56,708

32

37.41

A PLUS X #3

$3.99

MAR

    56,700

33

36.65

THOR GOD OF THUNDER #3

$3.99

MAR

    55,547

34

35.90

EARTH 2 #7

$2.99

DC

    54,409

35

35.23

BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #3 (MR)

$3.99

DC

    53,396

36

34.73

BATMAN INCORPORATED #6

$2.99

DC

    52,636

37

33.80

SUPERMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    51,225

38

33.58

THUNDERBOLTS #2

$2.99

MAR

    50,897

39

33.04

BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #4 (MR)

$3.99

DC

    50,073

40

32.27

BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #3 (MR)

$3.99

DC

    48,909

41

31.56

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15

$2.99

DC

    47,841

42

31.49

UNCANNY X-FORCE #35

$3.99

MAR

    47,736

43

31.42

BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #5 (MR)

$3.99

DC

    47,627

44

30.96

BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #4 (RES) (MR)

$3.99

DC

    46,928

45

30.41

FF #2

$2.99

MAR

    46,096

46

30.30

FLASH #15

$2.99

DC

    45,925

47

30.12

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #22

$3.99

MAR

    45,658

48

29.96

X-MEN LEGACY #3

$2.99

MAR

    45,407

49

29.78

GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #15

$2.99

DC

    45,136

50

28.38

AVENGERS ARENA #2

$2.99

MAR

    43,014

51

27.92

SAGA #8 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

    42,324

52

27.47

WONDER WOMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    41,641

53

27.38

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1

$2.99

MAR

    41,504

54

26.29

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #2

$3.99

IDW

    39,841

55

25.78

RED LANTERNS #15

$2.99

DC

    39,071

56

24.66

BEFORE WATCHMEN MOLOCH #2 (MR) [*]

$3.99

DC

    37,371

57

24.37

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #18

$3.99

MAR

    36,944

58

23.65

DAREDEVIL #21

$2.99

MAR

    35,848

59

23.11

CATWOMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    35,020

60

23.07

BATWOMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    34,964

61

22.69

HAWKEYE #5

$2.99

MAR

    34,385

62

22.67

WOLVERINE #317

$3.99

MAR

    34,367

63

22.46

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #10

$3.99

MAR

    34,035

64

22.38

SWAMP THING #15

$2.99

DC

    33,916

65

22.06

HAWKEYE #6

$2.99

MAR

    33,440

66

21.12

ANIMAL MAN #15

$2.99

DC

    32,013

67

21.12

WORLDS FINEST #7

$2.99

DC

    32,010

68

20.80

TALON #3 [*]

$2.99

DC

    31,531

69

20.42

DEATHMATCH #1

$1.00

BOO

    30,946

70

20.33

SUPERGIRL #15

$2.99

DC

    30,814

71

20.29

SECRET AVENGERS #35

$3.99

MAR

    30,755

72

19.35

X-MEN #39

$3.99

MAR

    29,326

73

19.31

DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #3

$3.99

MAR

    29,273

74

18.98

HAPPY #3

$2.99

IMA

    28,767

75

18.63

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15

$3.99

MAR

    28,240

76

18.54

HELLBOY IN HELL #1

$2.99

DAR

    28,096

77

18.28

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #15

$2.99

DC

    27,712

78

18.25

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #18.1

$2.99

MAR

    27,659

79

18.22

SUPERBOY #15

$2.99

DC

    27,619

80

17.79

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #19

$3.99

MAR

    26,971

81

17.58

SCARLET SPIDER #12

$2.99

MAR

    26,652

82

17.33

ASTONISHING X-MEN #57

$3.99

MAR

    26,263

83

17.00

SCARLET SPIDER #12.1

$2.99

MAR

    25,771

84

16.96

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #3

$3.99

DC

    25,710

85

16.87

VENOM #28

$2.99

MAR

    25,573

86

16.80

PUNISHER WAR ZONE #2

$2.99

MAR

    25,471

87

16.36

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #20

$3.99

MAR

    24,789

88

15.85

BIRDS OF PREY #15

$2.99

DC

    24,026

89

15.82

GAMBIT #7

$2.99

MAR

    23,978

90

15.80

WINTER SOLDIER #13

$2.99

MAR

    23,951

91

15.77

BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #16

$2.99

DAR

    23,896

92

14.85

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #647

$2.99

MAR

    22,514

93

14.29

X-FACTOR #248

$2.99

MAR

    21,664

94

14.10

JSA LIBERTY FILES THE WHISTLING SKULL #1

$2.99

DC

    21,370

95

13.99

X-FACTOR #249

$2.99

MAR

    21,211

96

13.88

PHANTOM STRANGER #3 [*]

$2.99

DC

    21,040

97

13.86

HELLBOY IN HELL #2

$2.99

DAR

    21,010

98

13.72

RED SHE-HULK #60

$2.99

MAR

    20,798

99

13.64

GREEN ARROW #15

$2.99

DC

    20,672

100

13.58

DARK AVENGERS #184

$2.99

MAR

    20,584

101

13.56

STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #8

$3.99

IDW

    20,553

102

13.39

ADVENTURE TIME FIONNA & CAKE #1

$3.99

BOO

    20,290

103

13.18

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8

$2.99

MAR

    19,970

104

12.77

MARVEL UNIVERSE VS AVENGERS #3

$3.99

MAR

    19,355

105

12.76

AGE OF APOCALYPSE #10

$2.99

MAR

    19,337

106

12.66

ALL STAR WESTERN #15

$3.99

DC

    19,190

107

12.53

ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN #3

$3.99

MAR

    18,992

108

12.29

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #8

$3.99

DC

    18,633

109

11.98

MARA #1 (MR) [*]

$2.99

IMA

    18,164

110

11.93

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #11

$3.99

DC

    18,089

111

11.91

FATALE #11 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

    18,055

112

11.36

BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #9

$2.99

DC

    17,220

113

11.23

MANHATTAN PROJECTS #8

$3.50

IMA

    17,028

114

11.17

MASKS #2

$3.99

DE

    16,923

115

11.16

FAIREST #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

    16,919

116

11.16

SHADOWMAN #2

$3.99

VAL

    16,917

117

11.16

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15

$2.99

DC

    16,912

118

11.12

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5

$2.99

DC

    16,858

119

11.02

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #17

$3.99

IDW

    16,703

120

11.01

X-TREME X-MEN #7.1

$2.99

MAR

    16,682

121

10.97

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #6

$3.99

BOO

    16,624

122

10.91

X-TREME X-MEN #8

$2.99

MAR

    16,536

123

10.91

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BLACK WIDOW #640

$2.99

MAR

    16,530

124

10.82

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND #2

$2.99

DAR

    16,401

125

10.72

IMAGE FIRSTS WALKING DEAD #1 (MR)

$1.00

IMA

    16,253

126

10.70

DIAL H #7

$2.99

DC

    16,217

127

10.67

RAVAGERS #7

$2.99

DC

    16,177

128

10.65

INVINCIBLE #98

$2.99

IMA

    16,139

129

10.57

FABLES #124 (MR)

$2.99

DC

    16,018

130

10.41

ARROW #2

$3.99

DC

    15,780

131

10.36

FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #15

$2.99

DC

    15,705

132

10.30

THIEF OF THIEVES #11 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

    15,605

133

10.28

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER WILLOW WONDERLAND #3

$2.99

DAR

    15,584

134

10.27

INVINCIBLE #99

$2.99

IMA

    15,566

135

10.26

STAR WARS PURGE TYRANTS FIST #1

$3.50

DAR

    15,546

136

10.18

STORMWATCH #15

$2.99

DC

    15,437

137

10.15

TEAM 7 #3 [*]

$2.99

DC

    15,381

138

10.00

DEMON KNIGHTS #15

$2.99

DC

    15,152

139

9.91

ANGEL & FAITH #17

$2.99

DAR

    15,026

140

9.81

VAMPIRELLA STRIKES #1

$3.99

DE

    14,862

141

9.68

BATWING #15

$2.99

DC

    14,674

142

9.62

STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI PRISONER OF BOGAN #2

$2.99

DAR

    14,588

143

9.60

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5

$3.99

VAL

    14,544

144

9.54

X-O MANOWAR #8

$3.99

VAL

    14,462

145

9.46

FURY MAX #7 (MR)

$3.99

MAR

    14,345

146

9.24

LEGION LOST #15

$2.99

DC

    14,005

147

9.23

JUDGE DREDD #2

$3.99

IDW

    13,995

148

9.07

SWORD OF SORCERY #3 [*]

$3.99

DC

    13,752

149

8.95

SAVAGE HAWKMAN #15

$2.99

DC

    13,564

150

8.93

DEATHSTROKE #15

$2.99

DC

    13,528

151

8.86

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #11

$3.50

DAR

    13,436

152

8.86

STAR WARS PURGE TYRANTS FIST #2

$3.50

DAR

    13,429

153

8.85

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #34 (MR)

$2.99

DC

    13,416

154

8.70

AME COMI GIRLS #3 FEATURING DUELA DENT

$3.99

DC

    13,185

155

8.48

I VAMPIRE #15

$2.99

DC

    12,846

156

8.43

HARBINGER #7

$3.99

VAL

    12,783

157

8.29

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15

$2.99

DC

    12,561

158

8.25

BLOODSHOT #6

$3.99

VAL

    12,508

159

8.20

LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

    12,433

160

7.92

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #15

$2.99

DC

    11,997

161

7.78

DJANGO UNCHAINED #1 (MR)

$3.99

DC

    11,795

162

7.75

PUNK ROCK JESUS #6 (MR)

$2.99

DC

    11,746

163

7.75

BLUE BEETLE #15

$2.99

DC

    11,744

164

7.75

GREAT PACIFIC #2 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

    11,740

165

7.63

STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH #5 SPIRAL

$2.99

DAR

    11,567

166

7.63

MASKS #1

$3.99

DE

    11,560

167

7.53

MAGIC THE GATHERING PATH OF VENGEANCE #1

$4.99

IDW

    11,412

168

7.52

STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #3

$2.99

DAR

    11,391

169

7.45

AMERICAS GOT POWERS #4

$2.99

IMA

    11,291

170

7.44

DOCTOR WHO VOL 3 #3

$3.99

IDW

    11,277

171

7.40

HUMAN BOMB #1

$2.99

DC

    11,212

172

7.35

CLONE #2 [*]

$2.99

IMA

    11,144

173

7.21

GRIFTER #15

$2.99

DC

    10,923

174

7.16

MASSIVE #7

$3.50

DAR

    10,854

175

6.95

IMAGE FIRSTS SAGA #1 (MR)

$1.00

IMA

    10,536

176

6.90

DANGER GIRL GI JOE #5

$3.99

IDW

    10,454

177

6.90

BPRD 1948 #3

$3.50

DAR

    10,452

178

6.76

LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #2

$3.99

IDW

    10,244

179

6.75

BRAVEST WARRIORS #3

$3.99

BOO

    10,229

180

6.71

BPRD HELL ON EARTH #102 RETURN O/T MASTER #5

$3.50

DAR

    10,169

181

6.70

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #12

$3.99

IDW

    10,161

182

6.66

STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION HIVE #3

$3.99

IDW

    10,097

183

6.65

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #12

$3.99

IDW

    10,076

184

6.62

TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #86

$3.99

IDW

    10,037

185

6.59

STAR TREK #16

$3.99

IDW

      9,990

186

6.47

BLACKACRE #1 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

      9,804

187

6.34

GREAT PACIFIC #3 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

      9,608

188

6.29

SHADOW SPECIAL #1

$4.99

DE

      9,536

189

6.14

HOLLOWS #1

$3.99

IDW

      9,303

190

6.03

HELLBLAZER #298 (MR)

$2.99

DC

      9,132

191

6.01

TRANSFORMERS SPOTLIGHT ORION PAX ONE SHOT

$3.99

IDW

      9,109

192

6.00

GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #4

$3.99

IDW

      9,090

193

5.90

GI COMBAT #7

$3.99

DC

      8,941

194

5.87

JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #3

$4.99

DC

      8,897

195

5.78

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #243

$2.99

ARC

      8,760

196

5.71

CROSSED BADLANDS #19 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

      8,655

197

5.63

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #19 (MR)

$3.99

DE

      8,538

198

5.63

UNWRITTEN #44 (MR)

$2.99

DC

      8,532

199

5.58

CROSSED BADLANDS #20 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

      8,461

200

5.47

TRANSFORMERS PRIME RAGE O/T DINOBOTS #2

$3.99

IDW

      8,284

201

5.34

WITCHBLADE #162

$2.99

IMA

      8,098

202

5.26

I LOVE TROUBLE #1 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

      7,974

203

5.20

CROW SKINNING THE WOLVES #1

$3.99

IDW

      7,883

204

5.17

EVIL ERNIE #3

$3.99

DE

      7,832

205

5.13

RACHEL RISING #13

$3.99

ABS

      7,782

206

5.13

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #185

$3.99

IDW

      7,777

207

5.11

MARS ATTACKS POPEYE (ONE SHOT)

$3.99

IDW

      7,748

208

5.00

GI JOE VOL 2 #20

$3.99

IDW

      7,575

209

4.98

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #20 (MR)

$3.99

DE

      7,555

210

4.98

LOT 13 #3 (MR)

$2.99

DC

      7,551

211

4.94

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #8

$2.99

DC

      7,487

212

4.93

ADVENTURE TIME COVER SHOWCASE ONE SHOT

$3.99

BOO

      7,478

213

4.86

NOWHERE MEN #2

$2.99

IMA

      7,368

214

4.83

HAUNT #28

$2.99

IMA

      7,327

215

4.81

VAMPIRELLA #25

$3.99

DE

      7,293

216

4.78

WONDERLAND #6 (MR)

$2.99

ZEN

      7,242

217

4.75

YOUNG JUSTICE #23

$2.99

DC

      7,200

218

4.75

SPONGEBOB COMICS #15

$2.99

UNI

      7,196

219

4.73

CASTLE A CALM BEFORE STORM #1

$3.99

MAR

      7,174

220

4.71

ROBYN HOOD #4 (MR)

$2.99

ZEN

      7,136

221

4.65

BLACK KISS II #5 (A)

$2.99

IMA

      7,044

222

4.54

GFT 2012 HOLIDAY SPECIAL (MR)

$5.99

ZEN

      6,885

223

4.51

SONIC UNIVERSE #47

$2.99

ARC

      6,837

224

4.50

GHOSTBUSTERS #16

$3.99

IDW

      6,813

225

4.47

SIMPSONS COMICS #197

$2.99

BON

      6,779

226

4.46

LADY DEATH #24 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

      6,762

227

4.40

WITCH DOCTOR MALPRACTICE #2

$2.99

IMA

      6,673

228

4.40

SNAKE EYES & STORM SHADOW #20

$3.99

IDW

      6,663

229

4.39

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #1

$3.99

IDW

      6,651

230

4.38

FASHION BEAST #4 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

      6,639

231

4.36

SAUCER COUNTRY #10 (MR)

$2.99

DC

      6,608

232

4.35

SHERLOCK HOLMES LIVERPOOL DEMON #1

$3.99

DE

      6,598

233

4.35

COBRA #20

$3.99

IDW

      6,589

234

4.29

MARS ATTACKS #6

$3.99

IDW

      6,509

235

4.29

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #80 (MR)

$2.99

ZEN

      6,508

236

4.26

TMNT COLOR CLASSICS MICRO SERIES MICHELANGELO

$3.99

IDW

      6,456

237

4.25

CHANGE #1 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

      6,439

238

4.19

MEGA MAN #20

$2.99

ARC

      6,351

239

4.17

HARVEST #5 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

      6,326

240

4.15

IMAGE FIRSTS THIEF OF THIEVES #1

$1.00

IMA

      6,292

241

4.13

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #10 (MR)

$3.99

DE

      6,259

242

4.03

47 RONIN #2

$3.99

DAR

      6,101

243

3.99

YOUNGBLOOD #75

$4.99

IMA

      6,049

244

3.95

MULTIPLE WARHEADS ALPHABET TO INFINITY #3

$2.99

IMA

      5,981

245

3.92

HACK SLASH #21 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

      5,940

246

3.91

GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #20 (MR)

$3.99

DE

      5,933

247

3.91

COMEBACK #2 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

      5,933

248

3.86

RED SONJA #72

$3.99

DE

      5,856

249

3.86

DAMSELS #4

$3.99

DE

      5,851

250